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sirens sound as north korea fires a missile overjapan — the un security council is to hold an emergency meeting in response. the eu commission boss slaps down the government's latest brexit proposals, suggesting they weren't good enough. police are investigating the death of a li—year— old boy at a swimming pool in north devon. travel disruption continues at britain's busiest railway station as signalling problems cause delays at waterloo, the day it was supposed to fully reopen after a month of engineering works. in a moment it will be time for sportsday. but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. as the third round of brexit negotiations continue in brussels, we look at whether the british proposals are enough. at 7, we'll be live in texas with our correspondent to get the latest from trump's visit to the disaster zone. and just after eight,
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we'll be speaking to an industry analyst on whether network rail are to blame for the latest delays at london waterloo. that's all ahead on bbc news. president trump has arrived in texas with his wife, melania, to see for himself the damage caused by tropical storm harvey. the authorities are urging residents, who live close to a levee which has been breached by floodwaters, south of the city of houston, to leave their homes immediately. the national guard says more than three and a half thousand people have been rescued from their homes in the last few days. donald trump has been receiving a briefing on the relief effort from local leaders and this is what the president had to say. local leaders and this is what the president had to sayli local leaders and this is what the president had to say. i want to thank my staff and my cabinet, quite
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a few of them are here. when you add it allup a few of them are here. when you add it all up you will be helping a lot of people in texas and doing a fantasticjob. we of people in texas and doing a fantastic job. we have of people in texas and doing a fantasticjob. we have had a tremendous response. thank you are acting directorfor tremendous response. thank you are acting director for that tremendous response. thank you are acting directorfor thatjob. and a man who has become famous on television, mr long, you have been outstanding. and i've heard how great your representatives have been working together as a team. we want to do it better than ever before, we wa nt to to do it better than ever before, we want to be looked at in 510 years as an example of how to do it. this was of epic proportion, no one has ever seen anything like this. working with the governor and his team has
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been an honour for us. with the governor and his team has been an honourfor us. again, thank you very much. and we do not want to say congratulations, we will do that when it is all finished. but you have been terrific. and you have been my friend. initial comments from donald trump after visiting some of the disaster zone in texas. now it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm leah boleto. coming up tonight. west indies batsman shai hope makes history — he's the first man in history to score a hundred in both innings of a first—class match at headingley as the windies close in on victory. four words arsenal fans will be dreading: alexis sanchez for city? we understand manchester city are due to make a formal approach to sign the chilean international from arsenal. and chris froome has
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maintained his 36 second lead at the vuelta a espana. the tour de france champion finished stage ten in the main group, more than four and a half minutes behind winner matteo trentin. all that and more to come. hello and welcome to sportsday. plenty to get through but we're going to start at headingley where the second test between england and west indies is going right to the wire. 0ur reporter patrick gearey has been following all the twists and turns in this test from the very start, and patrick it's fair to say this match has served up great entertainment? the test match of the summer without
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any doubt. we're finally getting closer to seeing who will win it, west indies need just ten runs from seven overs, there are nearly there and that is remarkable in itself because england had set them 322 to win, that was supposed to be too much for them. and england took a couple of wickets before lunch but then they rang —— they run into kraigg brathwaite, he had already scored 100 in the first innings and he kept platting, showing technique on fire, he showed beliefs and he kept going. england at everyone who scored lost a bit of their unbelief and wondered where a wicket was going to come from but crack brathwaite was caughtjust before tea from moeen ali. it did england have a breakthrough, well they could not follow what was another wicket for quite some time and when it came the next wicket to fall was roston chase, he fell to a fantastic catch
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from the substitute mason crane. another twist in this incredible tass. but west indies kept going, shai hope, who had scored 100 himself in the first innings, became history, made history as the first man to score in both innings of a test match at headingley and he is the man who looks to abort the west indies to remarkable victory. this test match has been else. and no one really expected this from west indies. how much of a surprise has this been? an amazing surprise in short, on friday we were all stood around talking about the decline of west indian cricket, perhaps even the decline of test cricket as a global game. west indies have proved eve ryo ne global game. west indies have proved everyone wrong, over five days they have been consistently brilliant, perhaps they're catching the only thing which has not been but the batting and bowling and general attitude has been superb. if they can win this i think they only now
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need eight runs, it will set up a fascinating decided to the series at lord's. england will have scrutiny back on them given the ashes are coming up, they will want to win the series and would have hoped to have w011 series and would have hoped to have won it 3— nil but now they will have do try to win 2—1. if west indies can pull off this victory it will really be some achievement. and we will update you that —— on that. just two days to go until the summer transfer window closes and we're hearing manchester city are due to make a formal approach to sign alexis sanchez from arsenal. the chile international is out of contract next summer and hasn't yet agreed a new contract at the emirates. sanchez scored 2a league goals for arsene wenger last season. pep guardiola the city boss sold sanchez to arsenal when he was in charge at barcelona. and it's looking increasingly likely that alex 0xlade chamberlain will be leaving arsenal to join chelsea. the england midfielder‘s contract expires next summer, but he's so far turned down
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the chance to commit his future at the emirates. the two clubs have agreed a fee of a0 million pounds for the england international. arsenal want any deal to be sorted as quickly as possible. liverpool have confirmed a deal for rb leipzig's naby kayta tojoin the club next summer. they'll pay 48 million pound release clause that allows the him to move to anfield next year. liverpool have also rejected a 25 million bid from crystal palace for defender mamadou sakho today. and stoke have signed defender kevin wimmer from tottenham for 18 million pounds on a five—year—deal. the austrian becomes stoke's seventh arrival this summer. well this summer's transfer window has seen all kinds of records broken. republic of ireland assistant manager roy keane believes the fees demanded by what he describes as "average" players are mind—boggling. this is his assessment of what some of his former team—mates would be worth in today's market. it is mind—boggling. mind—boggling
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for the figures for these players, it is not their fault obviously. it is the market, the market value of players is mind—boggling, the figures for players especially for the average players. the time to be a professional footballer is the average players. the time to be a professionalfootballer is now, average players going for 35 million. but it is not theirfault, there are not that many top players out there. the brilliant players are going to the big money but that is filtering down and average players going for 30 million, a0 million, filtering down and average players going for30 million, a0 million, it makes you scratch your head. but if clu bs a re makes you scratch your head. but if clubs are prepared to pay it, it is not the fault of the players. right some news on the home nations now ahead of the world cup qualifiers next week. first england becausejordan pickford has been ruled out of the national side against malta
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and slovakia with a muscle injury. the uncapped everton keeper picked up the injury during sunday's premier league defeat at chelsea. nathaniel chalobah has been handed his first england senior call—up after making the move from chelsea to watford in the summer. he hopes now to be a part of the set—up if england make it to the finals in russia next summer. it would be an amazing achievement. ifiam it would be an amazing achievement. if i am involved. and being part of it. i think for the boys it has been a long and hard qualification and there have been many ups and downs. now that we here a position where we could put ourselves in a strong position in terms of qualifying, we just have to focus on that and trying to the best we can make sure
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we hit the target. wales have back—to—back qualifiers coming up against austria and moldova. chris coleman's squad trained in cardiff today without aaron ramsey — a calf injury forced him to be taken off at half—time during arsenal's four—nil defeat to liverpool on sunday. coleman is confident though he'll make saturday's clash with austria. it's looking good for britain's chris froome at the vuelta a espana — he's keeps his 36 second lead after stage ten today. after a hundred and two miles in the saddle italy's matteo trentin held off spain'sjosejoaquin rojas to claim victory. froome crossed the line four and a half minutes later alongside his main rival esteban chaves. although the colombian is nowjoint second with ireland's nicolas roach who made up time on the final descent. let check in briefly at the us open — rain hit the second day at flushing meadows in new york. the czech republic's world number one karolina pliskova's match against magda linette was briefly delayed while the roof of arthur ashe court was closed.
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last year's beaten finalist had just taken the first set 6—2 against the pole. and pliskova wasn't put off her stride taking the second set 6—1. she'll face either paraguay‘s veronica cepede royg or america's nicole gibbs next. well after the hype of another type of fight in las vegas over the weekend, the world amateur boxing championships are ongoing in germany. four british boxers have been involved in the quarter—finals in hamburg today, from where jessica creighton sends this report. after a record—breaking european championships for the british team this was a chance for them to test themselves on the world stage. from a squad of ten four of them have made it through to the quarterfinal stage were a win would guarantee them at least a bronze medal. first in the ring was peter browne who has been tipped for good things by performance director peter
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mccracken. he is the reigning european champion and he got through to the semifinals. but it was not to be for ben botica who faced a real challenge against the european champion. for siobhan clarke this was his opening bout of the world championships and they do not come much tougher than fighting a cuban great. and he was stopped in the third round. so mixed results for the british teams, one final boxer up the british teams, one final boxer up later today, at mccormick, he faces a tough matchup against one of the tournament favourites. a year on from being a part of team gb‘s bronze medal winning the a by a00 metre relay team, anyika 0nuora has told the bbc how she'd overcome life—threatening malaria before the rio 0lympics. the liverpool athlete has admitted the situation was far worse than she realised at the time. i remember them telling me if i'd left it a day or two days it could have been fatal. i always look back
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and think gosh, if i wasjust a random person of regular person i would have just taken random person of regular person i would havejust taken paracetamol and, thought it was just a cold would havejust taken paracetamol and, thought it wasjust a cold or whatever and i would not have known that it was malaria. i'm thankful that it was malaria. i'm thankful that i caught it so early because i just remember them saying if you've left it one day four hours longer it could have been fatal. and we head back to headingley now whether west indies have just secured victory in the second test. patrick, a thrilling day. it has been and in the end they were the winners by five wickets with five overs remaining. a victory that few people expected at the start of the day. at the start of the test match was some questions about the english bowling given they took five all they are wearing pitch but west indies take nothing away from them and it has been a superb performance against all the odds, and they've come more
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weight with a five wicket win. it comes down to the final test at lord's which should be some game. twelve months after winning gold in rio, paralympic hand—cyclist karen darke is about to embark on a different kind of adventure. she's undertaking a 3000 kilometre handbike ride from canada to mexico next month, one of nine adventures she's doing between now and tokyo 2020 as part of what she's called quest79. shejoined will perry in the studio earlier. the first few months after it i disappeared to south america to begin to take a journey by bike through patagonia which is part of my current project. but to be honest i was exhausted. i spent quite a bit of time collapsed and he trying to recover from the physical stress of it and mental stress as well. the physical stress, has that been an
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issue? i think i had physical stress, has that been an issue? i thinki had a bit of burn—out, just training so hard and it is like hitting an emotional brick wall when you race is done because you have put everything into it for so long. i just because you have put everything into it for so long. ijust crashed and burned afterwards. not depression just more of a complete burn—out with no energy. but gradually it has come back. and that is part of the reason why you have set yourself these challenges question but yes, 79, iwon these challenges question but yes, 79, i won the 79th medal for great britain in brazil. and itjust seems to be this recurring number in my life. so it involves seven continents and nine big rides. if i'm not selected to race in the next 0lympics i will be there in some shape orform. 0lympics i will be there in some shape or form. racing 0lympics i will be there in some shape orform. racing until your 79? i will try! but the main thing is to encourage others to take on their
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own challenge which involves them trying something new, stretching themselves a little bit and expanding their boundaries. and having a good time and raising money for charity at the same time. this is taking you up all over the world question what it is, i've had people saying they want to do their own challenges. not all physical, one scout said he wanted to drum for 71 hours, another to play their favourite computer game 79 times. it -- if it is favourite computer game 79 times. it —— if it is something that people are passionate about and a bit different from what they normally do so different from what they normally do so they discovered something new, thatis so they discovered something new, that is what would be great. so where are you in terms of tokyo? i'm hopeful that, i would like to try to get there. we will have to see. i'm not sure how doing all these adventures will fit with being a full—time athlete. i'm trying to time them for the autumn but we will
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see. ultimately it is high level of the paralympics, see. ultimately it is high level of the pa ralympics, cycling see. ultimately it is high level of the paralympics, cycling is top of the paralympics, cycling is top of the game and you cannot be off your game to do well or to be selected. we will see how it goes. but fingers crossed. you want to go? i would like to, it is part of my quest! now badminton — it's a sport that's currently unfunded and won't receive any cash for tokyo 2020. but could that be set to change? could there be a lifeline for the sport? well dame katherine grainger — the chair of uk sport — will be meeting with british olympic and paralympic national governing bodies tomorrow. uk sport said they'd had to "prioritise resources towards the strongest medal potential". while the funding body says sports without investment will be able to present a case at an annual review. tomorrow's talks will be a chance to show whether the sports have training environments capable of delivering medals. she knows exactly what the problems
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are. and i'm sure catherine will do whatever she can to ensure that we have every international player with the future career on the world stage, the funding that is necessary. motor neurone disease can be debilitating to those who live with the condition. and for the first time since being diagnosed in december former scotland rugby player doddie weir has spoken to another former international — the bbc'sjohn beattie, about how he's coming to terms with the illness and about his worries for the future. in his 61 caps for scotland doddie weir proved to be one of the most popular sportsman in his country. he has got great skills... a towering figure on the field now finds himself in the biggest fight of his life. the raw emotion, you always wa nt to life. the raw emotion, you always
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want to grow up with your kids. my eldest now is 16, 17 in december. will you be able to drive and help them, will you not. when did you first noticed something changing? probably 18 months, two years ago. i caught my left hand in a door on the farm. being an old rugby boy you know how it is, it was a bit tender andi know how it is, it was a bit tender and i lost a bit of power in my hand. i thought i will be ok, it will cement. but during winter months it got progressively worse andi months it got progressively worse and i lost a lot of power in my left hand. that bid is not too bad but if i try to squeeze, you could put a sponge, that is as hard as i can get. i


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