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it's around twice the size of our own earth and it has an atmosphere that we now know contains water. so, the big question is whether there really are living organisms on this world. light from the planet's sun filters through its atmosphere, before it reaches the earth. that light contains a faint imprint of the chemicals in it. in this case, up to half of it is made up of water. detailed analysis of the starlight, published in the journal nature astronomy, shows this peak, where the light has been absorbed by water vapour. all of a sudden, we have the possibility in the next decade to understand what is the nature of this world, how they formed, how they evolved and, in some cases, whether they can support life. i think it's just mind—blowing. telescopes are becoming increasingly powerful. soon, they'll be able to detect gases in the atmospheres of distant planets that could only be produced
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by living organisms. within the next ten years or so, we will know whether there are biomarkers or chemicals that are due to life in these atmospheres. scientists hope to discover, possibly quite soon, whether life is unique to earth or teeming on worlds across our galaxy. pallab ghosh, bbc news. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers, broadcaster and author john kampfner, and the deputy political editor at the sunday times, caroline wheeler. that's coming up after the headlines at 11:30pm. now it's time for the weather with ben rich. hello. low pressure is in charge of oui’ hello. low pressure is in charge of our weather at the moment and these aren't any old areas of low pressure, they are weather systems that started life in the tropics. the first, the remnants of what was hurricane dorian, in a much weakened form to the north of the uk on wednesday with blustery winds and outbreaks of rain and our next
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ex—tropical weather system approaching, the remnants of tropical storm gabrielle, outbreaks of rain and breezy conditions but in between these two weather fronts, a wedge of humid, tropical air and you will feel that on thursday, especially in england and wales. word cloudy during the day and rain moving through northern ireland and scotla nd moving through northern ireland and scotland and down to northern england. brighter skies behind. windy again, those are the gusts in the afternoon. behind that band of cloud and rain, feeling fairly cool and fresh but behind it, that wedge of cooler air, so highs of around 24. much of that will be swept away on thursday night. we push our increasingly weak weather front south and east with clear skies behind, and single digits in the northern half of the uk with showers developing across northern scotland. those showers will continue in northern scotland on friday courtesy of this weather front here but for the most part, high pressure will be
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building its way in, so we're looking at a lot of dry weather but a much cooler, fresherfeel for friday with the humid air for the time being at least getting pushed out to the near continent. plenty of sunshine for most on friday with a fairly cool and freshfields. temperatures in the high teens or low 20s. there will be some showery rain in the western side of scotland, where it will be quite windy. into the weekend, further frontal systems pushing in the north of the uk but high pressure will become dominant further south. saturday again should bring plenty of fine, saturday again should bring plenty offine, dry saturday again should bring plenty of fine, dry and sunny weather away from the north of scotland, where we will see cloud, outbreaks of rain and a brisk breeze and with the air coming from the south—west, temperatures will begin to climb. that process continues on sunday in southern areas and in the sunshine in the south—east, it could be 25. those frontal systems in the north will try to push south, weakening
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all the time, so patchy rain in northern england and northern ireland and that increasingly weak cold front will push itself into monday. a repeat performance, clearing away that warm and somewhat humid air. monday, back to a cooler, fresher feel. good spells of sunshine, largely dry with high pressure building back in from the west once again. those temperatures ranging from 14 in aberdeen to 21 in london. through next week, the jetstrea m, london. through next week, the jetstream, which drives global weather systems, looks like it will push a long way north of the british isles. that's where the areas of low pressure will go and high pressure is likely to dominate the scene across the british isles. the exact positioning of the high is open to some question and its exact positioning is determined by how warm it gets, but indications are we mike tapper into some really rather warm and humid air through next week. but with high pressure in charge, largely dry, sunny spells,
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with a warm and humid feel, and without humidity, the of overnight fog. low pressure becoming less dominant, high pressure taking charge. hello. this is bbc news with carrie gracie. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first, the headlines: the government has published details of its contingency plans forfood, medicines and other supplies in the event of a no—deal brexit. mps demand that parliament be recalled after scotland's seniorjudges rule the five—week suspension to be unlawful. downing street said it was disappointed by the ruling and insisted the prime minister's decision had been lawful. all chant: we want ashley out! shareholders at sports direct show their anger at founder mike ashley
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after a series of crises at the company. baby boy ba by boy rescued baby boy rescued from a river in greater manchester this afternoon has died. a 22—year—old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder —— a baby boy. and could this planet, 111 light—years away, be home to alien life? hello. welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the broadcaster and authorjohn kampfner and caroline wheeler, deputy political editor at the sunday times. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. another are already in. difficult morning's reader
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for another difficult morning's reader for the prime minister. the metro: borisjohnson boris johnson accused borisjohnson accused of lying to the queen afterjudges ruled he unlawfully suspended parliament to shutdown debate on brexit. that story dominates the front page of the daily mirror. its headline: the prime minister defied mps‘ orders to publish private messages on proroguing parliament, writes the times. a different headline, similar territory but different angle, mr johnson branded that unprecedented, inappropriate and disproportionate. that was michael gove, but anyway. the guardian leads on the operation yellowhammer contingency plans with a warning no—deal brexit could bring rising fuel prices, disruption to medical supplies and public disorder on streets. the daily telegraph, tory rebels expelled from the party
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have been offered an olive branch by the prime minister and it will allow them to appeal the withdrawal of the whip. it features the news that british scientists have discovered the first planet warm and wet enough to support life. we've been talking about that this evening. let's hear from about that this evening. let's hearfrom john about that this evening. let's hear from john and caroline. caroline, we had a hint and our ago that you feel this story is one you may have seen before! this is the guardian front page, leading on the yellowhammer documents. it leads on the chaos to do with transport and medicines coming in and fuel shortages. actually what i think is more interesting is that this is the exact same document... i read the document on the gov.uk website and i saw this document three weeks ago when myself and my fantastic colleague rosamond irwin were leaked
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a copy of this document, splashed in the sunday times in the middle of august. the only difference i can see in this document is the document we saw was entitled a base scenario and this one has been entitled a realistic worst—case scenario. there was a bit of a row after we published our document where michael gove effectively said the document was old and compiled under the previous administration, and secondly that it wasn't in fact the base scenario, so what you would realistically expect to happen in the event of a no—deal brexit, but actually worst—case. michael gove was caught up on this particular claim even by the brexit select can last week, who, in effect, forced him to admit this wasn't worst—case scenario. this was in fact the baseline scenario —— exit select committee. they've only changed the terminology around it. which makes
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you wonder whether the government is trying to pull the wool over our eyes and pretend it is something it is not. the other thing changed is they have redacted a small piece of it. having pieced together the document i have seen, which is virtually identical, i can tell you what i strongly believe the redacted piece is. it is basically to do with oil refineries and in essence, the fa ct we oil refineries and in essence, the fact we would go to new trade ta riffs fact we would go to new trade tariffs would affect our competitiveness, which would have an impact on oil refineries and the two would close with the loss ofjobs in. there's a couple of reasons why they might have redacted that. one is it could be potentially commercially sensitive, interesting because we've already published that pa rt because we've already published that part of the document before. but one of the things that really came to light when we first published this document was the concern about fuel
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shortages, and the freight transport association came out quite strongly, saying this was something even they we re saying this was something even they were not aware was on the government radar. the other thing was, we have seen fuel blockades and shortages before and that tends to precipitate panic when people can't get from a to b. you have got transport disruption. one of the things andrea leadsom talked about this morning ahead of this publication is what they didn't want to do was publish this and frighten the general public. we don't want to see food shortages and people running on the supermarkets and in the event of petrol, you don't want to see cars queueing around the block and people stop piling fuel, which can be very dangerous obviously. a fascinating analysis of this story, the yellowhammer document as published today, and the one you published in august and the differences between the two and the reduction. john, deal with the immediate sledgehammer
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political dimension and the question of labour and other critics of the government saying this is vindication of our determination to avoid no—deal brexit at all costs. first i think, it but hooves anyone to say brave, good, old—fashioned journalism, which is notjust getting the story, cultivating stories... you mean as in caroline and raz rosamond? bless you. but also standing up to the bullies. but this happens time and time again. when i was much more involved in political fright frontline reporting it was new labour, with new labour spin doctors and those behind the throne, they could make and break korea's. there was lots of allegations of bullying at that time. i was working at the bbc and
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they would go behind your back to your editors and bosses, saying that person is unreliable and they would say things about you that were just untrue. everything was done to undermine any journalist, whether untrue. everything was done to undermine anyjournalist, whether it was the iraq war... an attempt was made to undermine caroline and rosamond. there's two types of pressures onjournalism rosamond. there's two types of pressures on journalism at the moment. one is this bullying, hectoring and straightforward telling of untruths. when someone says this story is not true and it is true, that is a lie and that should be exposed, but there's also the pressure that might come from owners, from editors who are seeking to ingratiate themselves with prime ministers and others, so it's incredibly important now for journalists, whether they work for mainstream media, old—fashioned
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newspapers and their websites, or social media and whatever else, adjusted doggedly to get at the story. sorry, that was a bit of a journalism... no, we are grateful for it. but it's incredibly important for the bbc not to be cowed, and the bbc is all too often cowed, and the bbc is all too often cowed and doesn't report things as strongly as it should, and that's not a partisan view. that's a view about toughness and robustness in journalism. now that i've got that off my chest... parts one and two! as for the politics, we're going to go through the list of the headlines, there's about eight or ten stories today, each and every one of which is potentially incredibly important and incredibly damaging. we've got this part of the yellowhammer stuff. we've got something we're going to come onto, the refusal to publish texts and
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other stuff. let's get to it otherwise we are going to run out of opportunity to talk about this. let's go to that one. this is where an attempt has been made to get at the documents that will illuminate the documents that will illuminate the decision and what the motivation for the decision to suspend parliament was, but the government has said we can't do it. i was think about what's up messages and having seen a few of the last couple of year so was actually how much people do put into texts and e—mails and things —— whatsapp. much people do put into texts and e—mails and things —— whatsapplj would just get on the phone rather than put stuff in writing. but these times in test front page story revolves around what is the reason to prorogue or suspend parliament had of the queen speeds ahead of the desire to stop legislation or debate
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about exit —— desire to stop legislation or debate about exit -- queen's speech, or was it simply what governments do ahead of queen's which brings us onto borisjohnson and of queen's which brings us onto boris johnson and what he of queen's which brings us onto borisjohnson and what he may of queen's which brings us onto boris johnson and what he may or may not have said to the queen. that's go do that then. caroline, this is a very blunt headline in the mirror. quite striking, especially the image. the suggestion boris lied to the queen, and we as we discussed earlier, light is a very strong word and suggest there was a wilful attempt to mislead. we've seen some e—mails already which are referred to in this court case which alludes to in this court case which alludes to the fact that the reason for a prorogation was not for a political nature —— was four, we always have a prorogation ahead of the queen's speech, it's not there to deflect
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attention or keep them from being scrutiny in those weeks leading up to us leaving the european union, or maybe not, on october 31. the suggestion which has come and been interpreted from the response of the court case today, which was that prorogation was illegal... unlawful. unlawful, sorry, they've extracted that boris lied to the queen. the other thing, talking about fantastic bits of journalism as other thing, talking about fantastic bits ofjournalism as well, the observer, the week after we ran the yellowhammer paper, had an excellent scoop which has set the scene followed this, they revealed that he had actually sought, and there had been e—mails about whether the government would be prorogued for a four or five week government would be prorogued for a four orfive week period, government would be prorogued for a four or five week period, downing street came out and said they would not do that, then days later did
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what they said they wouldn't do. but it comes back to that word lie, and why they need these e—mails to be released is this so that it was politically motivated. we spent all these minutes talking about this question of the motivation for the suspension of parliament, anywhere you want to do yourself what was the point of all of that anyway because, if you come down to the story on the front page of the telegraph, it brings us are, apart from the planet very far away, on the planet very, very far away, on the planet very, very close, westminster, there is a whole battle that has to be fought over no deal deal, votes in the bag, votes that need to be herded, why we re eve n votes that need to be herded, why were even talking about the suspension of parliament when it has just gotten us into one realm of difficulty we don't need to be in? before we came on our we were chatting about scenarios, as everybody does, all the time. yeah. what is going to happen tomorrow,
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lunchtime? teatime? all the way through to the grant period of mid—october. parliament comes back, will borisjohnson get mid—october. parliament comes back, will boris johnson get through his queen's speeds, speech, which should bea queen's speeds, speech, which should be a formality —— queen's speeds, speech, which should be a formality -- queen's speech. so, trying to get... extending the olive branch? there are arguably, or is this more spin? even if they did, how many of them feel so angry, so used, both about the substance of it all, but also about their treatment, their denunciation, how many of them will want to come back? and then you do the maths. then will we have an
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interim administration, would that bejeremy interim administration, would that be jeremy corbyn? interim administration, would that bejeremy corbyn? would we have an election in november, with they hold off? what happens to a second referendum? we haven't even begun. the timing of the prorogation, i mean, what we were talking about is, both sides spent the summer about wanting the other side of what they we re wanting the other side of what they were going to do, when prorogation came and it was assumed that this was a strike that was going to be left much later. the observer ran its peace and the rebels woke up to this threat and brought forward their result. the other thing that has possibly wrongfooted boris johnson in terms of his preparation is that we might not have needed this prorogation because we could have been in the midst of a general election campaign. now it seems to be, and! election campaign. now it seems to be, and i may be proved completely wrong here, but it seems to be the central point of which the are
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labour party, snp and lib dems have wrongfooted boris is that he must've assumed that they were going to vote foran assumed that they were going to vote for an election. perhaps that is a reasonable assumption on the basis that that is what jeremy corbyn said he wanted for the past year. and of course, he wanted for the past year. and of course , so he wanted for the past year. and of course, so everything falls out from those decisions and then it sort of spirals into a different story every week because it's all based on the two functions that are fighting this war of attrition. the strategic planning didn't really sustain contact with reality? but i think the big question is do they generally believe it or not, that everybody in the westminster bubble is misreading public opinion and out there, there are enough people when it came to a general election, would it came to a general election, would it come to a general election, who think we don't care what lies have been told. that brings us nicely to the headline on the express. nigel
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four hours, he thinks he reads public opinion, and boris is making a decision about that.|j public opinion, and boris is making a decision about that. i think issue with this point. i know it has been said a lot on twitter, we shouldn't use first names for politicians. i wouldn't have said to reza about may. it gives him a photo —— i wouldn't have said to —— theresa may, and it gives him a sort of faux familiarity. so this is about the aggression packed with the conservatives about no deal, interestingly, although it is probably just today's story, tomorrow we will find out of whether this was all true, they are saying they don't want to do it, which would make life difficult if they went into a general election without having secured brexit. there are it does depend on the timing. today we
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say we don't want a pact but is that based on the fact that we hope we would have done a deal by that point, therefore you have neutralised the brexit party, or would this be a different story on the basis that we don't live on october 31, there is an election in december and you've got to somehow keep the brexit party from splitting 7 keep the brexit party from splitting 00 keep the brexit party from splitting any keep the brexit party from splitting up? too many variables on this planet. talking of words. where we headed? there's news there is a new planet discovered 110 light years away. very glamorous name, k to 18 b -- k218b. away. very glamorous name, k to 18 b -- k21bb. it's away. very glamorous name, k to 18 b -- k218b. it's quite the planet i would like to be on at the moment to get away from all this brexit discussion. they are saying there is going to be all the sort of climate
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conducive to life forms, all of the other planets seem quite inclement. 110 light years away, by then, would we have solved what happens with brexit? i will have to leave that with you. john and carolyn, thank you for coming into night. that's it for the papers tonight. don't forget, you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers. and if you miss the programme any evening, you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you, john and caroline. goodbye. good evening. i have your letters sports news. —— latest.
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jason roy has been dropped for the final ashes test that starts at the oval tomorrow. the england batsman opened for the first three tests before moving down the order last time out but he has averaged just 14 in the series. ben stokes willjust play as a batsman as england look to draw the series. craig overton also misses out after just one test. chris woakes and sam curran come into the side. for roy though, it's not the end of his test career, according to the captain. he's had the opportunity to come in and play test cricket. it hasn't gone how he liked, but i'm sure he'll go away, work extremely hard and come back again. that is what you expect of guys when they get left out. i'm sure he'll have that attitude and want to try and prove a point and get himself back into the side. have you spoken to him personally about it? yep yep, when you leave them out you obviously have those conversations. you know, he's very, very aware of where he is at and what he needs to do to get himself in the best place to perform
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in his cricket. there've been three gold medals for great britain on the third day of the world para—swimming championships in london. britain's alice tai has won her third gold of the championships. she finished first in the 100 metres butterfly, just ahead ofjessica long of the united states. and more british success with maisie summers—newton winning gold in the 200 metres individual medley. she smashed the world record in the process, clearly happy with that. disappointment meanwhile for ellie simmonds though, she finished out of the medals in fourth place. gold too for louise fiddes in the women's 100 metres breaststroke. she set a new championship record in that race. there have been silver medals for scott quinn in the men's100 metres breastroke, and toni shaw in the women's100 metres butterfly it's been a horrible night for hibernian in the women's champions league after they were thrashed 4—1 at home by slavia prague in the first leg of the first knock out round match. hibs got off to the perfect start
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when siobhan hunterfired home in the second minute. but it was downhill from then for hibs, tereza kozarova scored twice before andrea jarchovska hit the goal of the game to make it 3—1 slavia. they weren't done though — with around quarter of an hour left kozarova claimed her hat—trick to complete their 4—1 win. meanwhile, it was a better night for glasgow city who won 1—0 in moscow against chertanovo women. there were four goals at the etihad tonight as manchester city's former captain vincent kompany was honoured in his testimonial match celebrating his 10 years at the club which he left last season. kompa ny was unable to play because of a hamstring problem but greeted by a guard of honour as he walked out with his children. the city legends went 2—1 down thanks to this goal from robin van persie, playing for a premier league all—star 11. plenty of former man united
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players in action for them. but benjani got the equaliser 10 minutes from time which ensured kompany had plenty to smile about at the end. that's all the sport for now. hello. as we bring this weather system in from the atlantic to the south of those weather fronts, the air is coming from a long way down in the atlantic. there would be a close, humid sort of feel to the day. rather murky fare throughout the day. that is to be found in the north—east across the north and west of scotland. in the south—east it is a close, hot day, 23—24, much fresher than northern ireland, western scotland. a clear night but a glorious autumnal date in prospect. temperatures two or three
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degrees back where you had 23—24 in the south, perhaps closer to 21. it will keep it settled across the southern parts of the british isles as we start the weekend.
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welcome to newsday. i'm kasia madera in london. the headlines: another twist in the brexit drama. mps demand the immediate recall of parliament after scottish judges rule the prime minister acted unlawfully when he suspended it. up to 500,000 households without power in the aftermath of japan's typhoon faxai. dozens taken to hospital with heat exhaustion. i'm mariko oi in singapore. also in the programme: president trump says he may ban flavoured e—cigarettes in the us after six people are believed to have died. so near, yet so far. have astronomers really discovered a planet

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