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this is bbc news. our top stories: british police hunt for more potential suspects after a teenager was arrested in connection with the london tube bomb. the un calls for an investigation into the killing of 37 burundian refugees in the democratic republic of congo. bangladesh imposes sweeping new restrictions on 400,000 rohingya muslim refugees, stopping them from travelling once they enter the country. a big boxing showdown in las vegas as mexico's canelo alvarez takes on kazakhstan‘s gennady golovkin at the middleweight championships. who will be the true middleweight champion of the world? also in the programme, supporters of president trump hold a rally in washington to defend what they consider to be american values. hello.
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here in the uk, counter—terrorism police investigating the tube attack in west london say they're keeping an open mind on whether more than one person was involved. an 18—year—old man suspected of planting the home made bomb which injured 30 people was arrested on saturday at the port of dover. a house belonging to an elderly couple who've fostered several children is being searched. 0na on a saturday afternoon in a london suburb, people looked out of their windows to find heavily armed counterterror officers in the alleyways and streets. many residents were evacuated as the police operation continued. the centre of their attention was the home of an elderly couple who had fostered hundreds of youngsters over the years. in 2010, penny and ron
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jones were both ordered the mbe by the queen for their services to children. in an online interview, mrsjones said they had recently started fostering refugee children, including some from syria and iraq. the surge in sunbury followed the arrest of an 18—year—old man at the port of dover, police said it was a significant breakthrough. at this stage we are keeping an open mind around whether more than one person is responsible for the attack. and we are still pursuing numerous lines of enquiry and at great pace. the device that failed to go off on the tube was made with home—made explosives and is believed was packed with metal fragments. explosives and is believed was packed with metalfragments. it explosives and is believed was packed with metal fragments. it was similarto packed with metal fragments. it was similar to the bomb used in the manchester arena attack. we will have to make sure that we take all steps we can to ensure that the sort of materials this man was able to collect become more and more difficult to combine together. we will always learn from these sorts of incidents. while the investigation continues, the uk terror threat remains for the time
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being at critical, its highest level. the united nations has called for an investigation into the killing of burundian refugees in the east of the democratic republic of congo. the un force in congo says the congolese security forces shot dead 37 refugees and injured 117 others. it said one soldier was killed in the incident which began when the refugees protested against the expulsion of four burundians from the country. andrew plant reports. the bodies of burundian refugees apparently killed when security forces opened fire. officials in the democratic republic of congo say the refugees were attempting to break into a secure compound. this camp, just a few miles from the border of burundi, now home to thousands who fled outbreaks of violence in their country which erupted there more than two years ago. translation: the security forces in the democratic republic of congo threatened to kill us in case we did not want to return
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home to burundi. justice must be done. many more have been injured in the violence at the camp, basic medical care given at the side of the road. opponents of burundi's president, pierre nkurunziza, say his move to stay in office for a third term in 2015 was illegal. the clashes that followed caused tens of thousands to flee, opposition rallies crushed, with rumours of abductions and torture. in france, regular demonstrations are taking place to try to draw international attention to burundi, and a situation that many say could escalate into civil war. translation: there are people dying every day in burundi and they close their eyes. so perhaps, we're here to move them a little, perhaps to open their eyes they are trying to close. it's very, very hard. the government says the people killed were members of an armed group who had attacked an office of the national intelligence agency. the un refugee agency has called
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for a full investigation, and has sent medical teams to help treat more than 100 who have been injured. let's go to bangladesh now, where the government is planning to build a giant camp for the 400,000 ethnic rohingyas who have fled from neighbouring myanmar. the government says it will also impose restrictions on the movement of the rohingyas in order to prevent them from settling in other parts of the country. 0ur south—east asia correspondent jonathan head has the latest from cox's bazar. when they first started crossing the border three weeks ago, bangladesh said it would send the fleeing rohingyas back. with 400,000 already here from previous outbreaks of violence, the government believed it could not take any more. but the unprecedented surge in numbers of rohingyas has forced bangladesh to reconsider. it now wants to build a vast camp adjoining an existing one in which it hopes to accommodate all 400,000 of the new arrivals.
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the police say they will also enforce restrictions, barring the rohingyas from moving elsewhere. there are questions, though, over how fast this can happen. the displaced rohingyas are in desperate need of the most basic aid. they are, in many cases, sleeping in the open with no sanitation or water supplies. until now, the un refugee agency has been restricted to the relatively small numbers — around 70,000 — living in official camps. un officials hope that the government will now consider a wider role for various un agencies, so that a full—scale relief effort can be organised. jonathan head, bbc news, cox's bazar. a demonstration has been held in central barcelona in support of over 700 catalan mayors who backed a referendum on regional independence.
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the leaders have been summoned by spain's public prosecutor and will be arrested if they don't answer the summons. here's our europe regional editor danny aeberhard. "we will vote" — the chant from 700 mayors and their supporters gathered inside the gothic courtyard of catalonia's palace of government. they have come to the administrative heart of old barcelona. there, they were met by crowds waving the pro—independence flag and were received by both the city's own mayor and the region's president. those in madrid's sights hammered home messages of defiance. translation: we're sure that we won't be cowed. we won't remain still. we'll do everything necessary so that our people, the people we see every day, can exercise democracy, and can vote. long live catalonia. the spanish government's dilemma —
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how to stop a referendum that polls suggest a clear majority of catalans want, even as they indicate that the odds are against independence. prime minister mariano rajoy has vowed to thwart what he has called an intolerable act of disobedience. but come down too heavily and it risks playing into the hands of the secessionists. the dilemma for the catalan authorities — how to stage such a referendum in the face of madrid's implacable opposition. this goes beyond legal threats and efforts to seize election materials. madrid looks set to take control of the region's finances next week. the referendum is planned for1 0ctober, two weeks away. so far, neither side is backing down. supporters of president trump held
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a rally on the national mall in washington to defend what they consider to be american values. we went to speak to some of those taking part to find out what they feel are the most important issues facing their country. the patriot movement has been so excited to have a celebration of this type, to come out here on the mall. you know, we elected donald trump. we're very happy with that. the value i think most under threat is the unity of the country. the — i think the american value that's most under threat is liberty itself. freedom of speech. how are you doing? are you holding down?
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i love these people. i run a music store in chicago. and because we were trump supporters, we were bullied, we were threatened, we received death threats, all to quiet our speech. it's not the government quieting our speech. the government is out here protecting, you see the dc police are out here protecting our right to free speech. it's the value of free speech that's under assault here. the values are to keep people together, keep them working, try to get our country strong again, and united. the value of respecting one another's opinion. well, i think americanism is under threat. youngsters, if you want to come and participate in the pledge of allegiance, come on up. 0ne nation, under god, indivisible, with freedom and justice for all. the views of supporters of president trump at a rally
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in washington this weekend. europe's biggest airline, ryanair, says it's cancelling up to 50 flights a day for the next six weeks. the move could affect nearly 300,000 passengers who will be offered alternative flights or refunds. many have complained about the short notice of the cancellations. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. it is europe's busiest airline but it is grounding hundreds of its own planes. in doing so, it is ruining holidays for thousands of its own customers, some of whom are now stranded overseas. carrie—ann woodgate is in wroclaw, in poland, and was e—mailed by ryanair. the next flight out of wroclaw is next thursday. we can't get through to anyone at ryanair, we can't get through to a manager. live chat doesn't work, the app doesn't work. if you do ring ryanair on customer services, all you get is, "we're having a very large volume of calls." you betcha! others have had to cancel their holidays.
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they text me the evening before the morning i was supposed to fly out. so, yeah, pretty disappointed. lost a holiday out of it, and lost some money as well. ryanair says that air traffic control issues and weather, as well as a surge in pilots and cabin crew taking their holidays, is forcing it to ground up to 50 flights a day until the end of october. but that is still only 2% of the airline's entire flight schedule. but passengers set to fly with ryanair in the coming weeks simply don't know whether their flight will actually take off. it could be cancelled right up to the moment they arrive in the airport. the spin that ryanair is putting on this is saying "we want to make our timekeeping better, so therefore, we're putting more planes on the ground in case something goes wrong." i must say, from the passengers' perspective, someone like me, who has got a booking on ryanair in the next few weeks, that looks like total tosh. basically, it is a massive administrative foul—up. all their cabin crew and pilots are taking their holiday before
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the end of the year. so what could you get back if you're affected? well, eu rules say you are entitled to a new flight or full compensation if your flight is cancelled. the airline also has to cover your food and accommodation if you're stranded, and it should offer to pay for a flight with a rival airline if it can't get you on another flight to your final destination. all this means that these cancellations could cost ryanair‘s enigmatic boss, michael 0'leary, up to £100 million. it is difficult to put a price, though, on damage to the airline's reputation. joe lynam, bbc news. boxing, and it's been described by some as the fight of the decade — the middleweight bout between mexico's canelo alvarez and kazakhstan‘s gennady golovkin. it certainly lived up to expectations, ending in a draw. the two men couldn't be separated after twelve bouts of intense and physical boxing. alvarez started strongly but golovkin responded with some fierce jabs. since it ended in a tie, golovkin
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will retain his three belts. all the speculation will now be over a potential rematch. stay with us here on bbc news. still to come, ancient meets modern — we'll tell you about the kung fu robots of northern china. 30 hours after the earthquake that devastated mexico city, rescue teams still have no idea just how many people have died. there are people alive and people not alive. we just can help with whatever we have. it looked as though they had come to fight a war. but their mission is to bring peace
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to east timor and nowhere on earth needs it more badly. the government's case has been forcefully presented by the justice minister. he has campaigned vigorously for abolition, having once witnessed one of his clients being executed. elizabeth seton has spent a lot of time at this grotto. now that she has become a saint, it is expected that this area will be inundated with tourists. the mayor and local businesses regard the anticipated boom as yet another blessing of saint elizabeth. this is bbc news. these are the latest headlines: police have arrested an 18—year—old man on suspicion of a terror offence following friday's bombing
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on a london tube train. and the united nations has called for an investigation into the killing of 37 burundian refugees in the democratic republic of congo. the executive director of the world food programme, david beasley, has warned the world needs to be better prepared for events of the scale of hurricane irma. in an interview with the bbc during a visit to cuba he said governments around the world had to be better equipped for the impact of climate change. from havana, will grant reports. two but was hit in many different ways. you are talking about 100 and something thousand acres of land damaged agriculturally. 0ne something thousand acres of land damaged agriculturally. one of the questions now is how it will impact the growing season because of the salinity of the soil, now. so that isa salinity of the soil, now. so that is a huge issue. hospitals, thousands of homes, and schools, we know of a thousand schools out of
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10,000 schools that have been dramatically impacted. electricity, the highways... just complete devastation in so many ways. tourism, this was a major part of the economy, here. but having said all that, i have been extraordinarily impressed with the resilience of the people here, the government, and how they are responding and reacting. it is amazing. lots of people have criticised the response of certain european governments to the smaller caribbean islands, and the relief needed after hurricane irma. would you add your voice to those criticising? we call upon all the governments to do as much as they possibly can. a hurricane of this size and of this nature, it caught a lot of people off guard. this is a tragic hurricane. and they think the lesson from it is to realise that these hurricanes, this might be a sign of things to come. therefore,
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we should all be better prepared in the future. what lessons need to be learnt after the six periods? there area learnt after the six periods? there are a lot of issues that need to be addressed. i know when i was governor in south carolina, we worked with the local authorities on building codes. how do you build buildings and structures more resilient to higher winds? and that gets into who has the assets or the amount of money to do these things. it is not such an easy thing. one thing that we can do is be adamantly pre—positioned when these disasters do occur. david beasley there from the world food programme. let's look at some news in brief, now. hamas says it's ready to hold talks with the rival palestinian fatah movement in order to pave the way for general elections in gaza. president mahmoud abbas' palestine authority, controlled by fatah, fought a war with hamas over gaza in 2007, which led to hamas taking over the territory.
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and police in the us fired tear gas and rubber bullets during clashes with protesters in st louis earlier on saturday, after a white former policeman was acquitted of murdering a black suspect. a peaceful rally over friday's not—guilty verdict turned violent after police confronted a group of demonstrators. three years ago, prince harry founded the invictus games, an international sports event for wounded service personnel. and next week, 90 competitors — the uk's biggest team yet — will take part in the games in canada. pa ra—athlete steve brown, a former wheelchair rugby captain, has been to meet a fellow athlete who's determined not to let a life—changing injury hold him back. 0bviously that was the vehicle i was patrolling in. i was found 20 or 30 feet away, face down. but i'm still here, still moving. stuart robinson graduated
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from the raf one day after his 18th birthday. he proudly served his country in northern ireland, iraq and afghanistan. however, his life was changed forever when his vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device, or ied, while on a routine patrol in helmand province, in 2013. my only overriding memory of that whole time was the fact that because i could still see i was still alive. and that moment that your wife and yourself locked eyes, that must have been quite a moment for her as much as for you? she knew that when she saw me for the first time in hospital that despite the injuries and the number of limbs i was missing at the time, she knew it was me. i was walking about when i got out of hospital, trying things, different sports, and i've used the invictus games as a massive tool to get on the road. it's a process i know well.
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after i was injured 13 years ago, i was introduced to wheelchair rugby and eventually captained the gb paralympic team at london 2012. it's crazy to think that you watched me play in 2012 as captain. and now you're there, invictus games captain, going onto your second as well. i know. like i said, it was great to watch you guys play and i think maybe subconsciously it might have kickstarted that fire within to play the sport and obviouslyjust difficult circumstances led to actually playing it. more than 300 people applied to join the uk squad. that's the biggest number since prince harry founded the games in 2014. i think 2014 was a really
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exciting opportunity. we had no idea what it would be, what the outcomes would be and how it would grow, and i think what we've seen over the last three years is that the public appetite for what we're doing has such an interest from the people and really positive recovery impact. stuart was part of the team that won bronze last year in orlando and now he has the chance to serve his country again and he wants to do even better. the british super model kate moss has been heckled by hundreds of anti—fur protesters outside a fashion show in london. police were forced to form a human chain to allow celebrity guests to enter the building where burberry was hosting a london fashion week event. protestors chanting "shame on burberry" had blocked the road. in australia, a koala has been released back into the wild after enduring a 16—kilometre nightmare, clinging onto the axle
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of a four—wheel drive vehicle. incredibly, she was unharmed, as tom donkin reports. how much can a koala bear? well, quite a lot, it seems. this koala in the southern australian city of adelaide held on for dear life to the axle of the moving car for 16 frightening kilometres. the curious marsupial had snuck behind the wheel of a parked car, which took off with her still inside. it was only when the driver heard the panicked cries of the inadvertent stowaway that it was discovered. i have never seen anything like that and it is absolutely incredible. she was crying a little bit, she was shaken. certainly in shock. but i rushed her straight to the vet. rescuers had to remove the wheel of the four—wheel drive to free the animal. luckily, apart from some burnt fur, no real harm was done. after a period of rest, she was taken far away from traffic and back to the trees. happy to put the brakes on her driving days. and china is a country that is
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advancing at an extraordinary pace. but it seems some people in the country have discovered a way to combine the past with the future. the bbc‘s tim allman explains. # oh, oh, oh, oh... # oh, oh, oh, oh # everybody was kung fu fighting # those kicks were fast as lightning...# it is an ancient martial art. a study that requires patience and discipline. but in china, even the robots do kung fu. more than a thousand of them,
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in fact, lined up at the opening ceremony of this competition. hundreds of teams trying to come up with the most amazing technological marvels. it's not just robots, what about a wheelchair that responds to brainwaves and the slightest movement of the head? or this — a remote control robot that can swim. translation: we held this competition with an important aim of finding talent, especially those who explore robot innovation and entrepreneurship. the organisers hope this sort of innovation can help transform the economy. 0ne kung fu robot at a time. iam not i am not convinced. this is bbc news. hello there.
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the second half of the weekend should bring us a decent day across most parts of the country. it could be quite a chilly start to the day on sunday morning, some mistiness around. later on, sunshine and a few showers, but not as many showers as on saturday and not as heavy as they were, either. low pressure still sitting to the east of the uk. higher pressure, though, moving in from the south—west from the atlantic. that leaves us with a bit of a cool northerly breeze, particularly for eastern scotland and north—east england too. through sunday morning, most of the showers will be concentrated across southern england. across much of the rest of the country, quieter. one or two heavy showers towards the channel isles. there could be a rumble of thunder. inland, most places dry, with clear spells. one or two patches of mist first thing too across england and wales. perhaps the chance of an isolated shower for north—east england. but for much of northern ireland and scotland, a dry and bright start. but certainly a chilly morning, although things will warm up relatively quickly once the sun gets going. still a cool breeze across parts of eastern scotland and north—east
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england, which could drive in a few isolated showers. most places staying dry for a good part of the day. but during sunday afternoon, a rash of showers developing. they will be hit and miss, so for many parts of the country, you will avoid the showers altogether, particularly the further north and west you are. but you could see one or two showers towards the east. if you do catch one, it should pass through relatively quickly. during sunday evening then, any of those isolated showers will largely fade away, leaving us with a mainly dry night. but you will notice that breeze continuing in the east coast of england, drawing in one or two showers off the north sea. with clear skies and light winds elsewhere, a cold night. by first thing monday, temperatures will be a few above freezing in some rural areas, so a cool start to the working week. monday, low pressure in east and high pressure in the west. so that'll bring largely dry weather across the country on monday. but with that northerly breeze feeding in once again,
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that could bring a few showers to eastern scotland and england. further inland, one or two isolated rogue showers popping up. many of us avoiding them. so a lot of dry and bright weather. temperatures 17 or 18 degrees in the south, but cool for newcastle and aberdeen. into tuesday and wednesday, a bit of rain for the middle of the week, but those temperatures are on the rise. this is bbc news. the headlines: police in britain say they're hunting for more potential suspects after an 18—year—old man was arrested, suspected of planting a bombing device on a train on friday. officers have also raided a house south—west of london, belonging to an elderly couple known for fostering children over several decades. the united nations has called for an investigation into the killing of burundian refugees in the east of the democratic republic of congo. the un force in congo said the congolese security forces shot
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dead 37 refugees and injured 117 others. police in bangladesh have announced wide—ranging restrictions on the movement of more than 400,000 rohingya muslim refugees who have entered the country in the past three weeks. the bangladeshi government set it is building a massive new camp to accommodate them. now on bbc news, it's time for politics europe.
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