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this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 6pm. cheering. the royal family thanks the public for their support of the royal wedding, after thousands lined the streets of windsor to see prince harry and meghan markle. clare waight kellor, the british designer who created the dress, meghan markle chose her. she explains why she thinks meghan markle chose her. she really, i think, is embracing women, and i think, is embracing women, and i think the fact that i was a working mother and i work for many different houses and love what i do, really was an interesting story for her. in other news, the biggest overhaul of train timetables in decades, affecting half a million passengers. it started today but there were some delays and cancellations. chelsea football club owner roman abramovich faces delays in renewing his uk visa also coming up, the first serious injury from the hawaii volcano. a man was sitting on his balcony at home when "lava spatter," projectile molten rock, hit him
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and mo farah wins great manchester run, we'll bring you that and all the days other sporting developments in sportsday at 6:30pm. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the royal family has thanked those who travelled to windsor yesterday for the wedding of prince harry and meghan markle. thousands of people lined the streets to see the couple on their big day, and many more were watching on television, over 13 million on bbc one alone. it's estimated there was a global audience of up to a billion. meanwhile, the designer of meghan markle's wedding dress has been giving more details about how it was created. clare waight keller, the artistic director of givenchy, said it had been important to the duchess that a british woman was behind the dress, and she worked closely alongside her on the design.
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our royal correspondent daniela relph has more. it was the big reveal, the first site of the wedding dress. behind the bride, straightening the five metres of vail is the british designer of the dress. she had kept fashion‘s big secret, javon she was not widely rumoured to be the passion has to win the coveted project. the aim was to always design a dress that was simple, sharp and timeless. i think megan markel is so modern and fresh and i think that is part of what she wa nted think that is part of what she wanted to be, she wanted to represent her and i wanted her to feel absolutely incredible in the dress and i also wanted her to feel like it was absolutely right for the occasion as
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well. for five months, absolutely right for the occasion as well. forfive months, the dress was made in paris by a small team of people, many of people who did not even know who the down was for. all who work with the fright yesterday described her as relaxed and unfazed by the event that had a her. she is just so easy on that level, a loose kind of style and easy and not contrived, so... the wedding is likely to be one of the most likely watched tv events of the year, a peak audience of 13 million watched the bbc coverage and it is thought a billion watched globally. after sharing so much of the wedding day, the reception was a private affair and the couple drove through the grounds for a black—tie party nearby. she wore a new piece of jewellery, and emerald cut aquamarine ring, a gift from her has been, from the jewellery collection of diana, princess of wales. the fireworks one of the few
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clues as to what is happening inside. further hands came via social media, with tennis player serena williams posting this video of herself on the route to the party. the duchess of sussex has a page on the royal family website and describes herself as a feminist. the new duke and duchess of sussex will carry out their first public engagement as a married couple on tuesday. they will attend a garden party here at buckingham palace to celebrate the charities supported by the prince of wales. be bridal bouquet was laid on the unknown warrior at westminster abbey, a tradition dating back 100 years after what was the most modern of royal weddings. and with me now is daniela relph. usedin used in the last two days in windsor and you were on the ground to see the extraordinary perspex show bell
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—— spectacle, what were your impressions on how yesterday when?” think in all the difficulty is in the run—up was how smoothly everything was yesterday. we were told in the run—up as well to be a ceremony with their own personal target dunn touches and dave got that with the address and the gospel choir and little flavours of what they wanted were definitely there. the idea of wanting to share their wedding. that is very much what happened and for the people within the precincts of the castle, they really got a bird's eye view of everything that went on and you walk down a street in windsor for much of the past two days. it was the wedding they wanted and after the difficulties around meghan markle's father earlier in the week, i think that would have been a relief. the biggest surprise was the wedding dress designer, who was on nobody‘s list of potential names. they did an
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achievement to keep that quiet. she is the artistic director of the javon she and from birmingham and she kept it so quiet. no one had her ona she kept it so quiet. no one had her on a list of a brits but when you reflect on it it is obvious. the interview she gave today is very interesting in terms of detail and she talked about the fact because she talked about the fact because she was british, she was a woman and because she was a working mother. those are the three reasons she felt that meghan markle was attracted to her as designer of the dress and and she talked about how they worked in secret for five months and many people who worked on the dress in the paris italianate did not know who it was for, it was another could to work down and they did not know what they were working on. it was quite an achievement in the gossip fashion industry. meghan markle was one of the most watched and tracked women on the planet and quite an achievement. made a political
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statement with the common wall flowers embroidered on the vail. the other question is, after the great success of the day from the royal family's point of view, and the forest industry point of view, it would make a scene of attracting visitors and it is how she adapts longer—term to her new life because all the experience of the last six months which must have been a whirlwind, it is the day to day experience of being the duchess of sussex, being on display and standing in front and so on. the web page has only gone live today, the duchess of sussex web page and the information they chose to put up, she described herself as a feminist and that she has a lifelong commitment to social justice and that she has a lifelong commitment to socialjustice and the empowerment of women and i think in that you have a very clear clue as to the direction of travel for the duchess of sussex now. a manifesto for what she wants to achieve?‘
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clear direction for the issues she will carry on campaigning on. gender equality and empowerment of young women, giving opportunities in education and jobs and skills in going to the areas that she is going to be focusing on. they have one engagement on tuesday at putting —— buckingham palace and after that we will get a sense of the work she is going to do. thank you for the long days you put in going on this route. passengers in several parts of the rail network have been affected today by disruption after the introduction of new timetables designed to reduce congestion. those using great northern trains have been complaining of cancellations and problems have also been reported on thameslink and southern trains. the operators of the lines have said they're working to minimise problems caused by the "huge logistical challenge" of the changes. sophie long reports. this service will remain... the biggest shake—up to services for a
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generation. more than 4 million trains across britain have been rescheduled. arrival and departure times for all trains run by southern, great northern, and gatwick express changed today. the plan is that services will be more frequent and more reliable but some passengers are saying theirjourneys will no longer be possible and they are dreading the expected disruption in the next few weeks as trains and crews a re in the next few weeks as trains and crews are redeployed. she lives in harpenden, a growing commuter town that relies on railings with london. the train she normally catches every morning will no longer run. so how is this a major impact on your life? the next few weeks i had to arrange for extra childcare and it is a tight squeeze in the morning to drop off my kids, get to the station and get into london. i cannot take the risk going forward whether or not i will actually get on a train. it is not just about the extra cost of
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childcare, it is letting my children down, i work five days a week in and my time with my kids is really precious. she is not the only one who is furious. it is appalling, we are paying pounds a year for better services and we keep hearing that out services and we keep hearing that our services services and we keep hearing that our services are services and we keep hearing that our services are being transformed but they are being transformed for the worse so we but they are being transformed for the worse so we are but they are being transformed for the worse so we are very angry about this and we will not take it lying down. one of the train lines of all paths are ready experienced teething problems. all of the trains running through our cancel today's. the company that runs the trading lines involved says they are facing a significant logistical challenge as they make rolling incremental changes across more than 3000 daily services. they apologised to customers for any inconvenience caused during the initial changes of the timetable. tomorrow morning will be the real test. the timetable. tomorrow morning will be the realtest. if
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the timetable. tomorrow morning will be the real test. if past experience is anything to go by, i expect it will be pretty grim. it is fair to say a lot of people are not looking forward to their morning commute. earlier i spoke to steve chambers is from the lobby group, campaign for better transport. he said the changes could have been handled better. there will always be winners and losers in a timetable change but this points to the fact that the number of people consulted early on and this was very small and the number of people engaged in consultations and knowing about the changes is really the first step in learning about the changes to the train times and operators are not doing enough to let people know their changes and let them engage in that and help shape their own rail services. they were saying that we have consulted thousands and thousands of people and i noticed in a statement, i am trying to find it ata a statement, i am trying to find it at a moment but i can find it for now but in a statement they said they were consulting on this for 18 months before changes were introduced. we looked into one of
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the stations which i think is particularly affected and there was no response to that station in the consultation and it shows that would have to go beyond just filling in a form on the website, it needs to be engaging with people and finding ways of them engaging with the process and putting in an extra effort and using the latest technology so if you have smart card ticketing, that is an individual conversation with passengers, personalised to their particular service and let them know about changes but also crucially shaped the changes that are happening to their train times. today's reticular problems what is like to have caused those? they have said before that there is a huge challenge and there are there is a huge challenge and there a re lots of there is a huge challenge and there are lots of trains and they need to be in the right place for the timetable and for some particular roots there may be a delay in those services starting. steve matthews therefore campaign for better transport. the bbc understands that chelsea football club's owner roman abramovich has experienced delays in renewing his visa for the uk. the russian billionaire didn't
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attend yesterday's fa cup final at wembley when chelsea beat manchester united. his office said it doesn't discuss personal matters with the media. but a source close to mr abramovich suggested he was in the process of renewing his visa and said it was taking a little longer than usual. reports suggest his visa expired last month. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford has been following the story closely and speaking to people close to mr abramaovich. someone very close to the billionaire told me that his visa expired three weeks ago and he has been trying to renew it. and it is taking a little longer than usual that meant he missed the fa cup final and his private bowling left april on britain the first and has been to moscow, to new york, but it has not returned to the uk. he does not seem to be able to come back here at the moment. this is a man who has regularly been attending chelsea home games since 2003 and has a huge mountain... mansion. we
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got a statement from the security minister not the immigration minister and saying they do not routinely comment on individual cases. it does look like it is possible this is somehow lead to the deterioration in relations between russia and written. it could be some kind of unexpected red tape. daniel sa mford kind of unexpected red tape. daniel samford there. a man, believed to be in his 20s, has been stabbed to death in mitcham in south west london. police were called in the early hours of the morning to the scene between upper green east and montrose gardens. a man in his forties has been arrested on suspicion of murder and officers are yet to formally identify the victim. more than 60 people have been murdered in the capital so far this year, of which more than half have been stabbings. let's ta ke let's take a look at the headlines on bbc news. it is 6:14pm. the royal family thanks the public for supporting the wedding of prince harry and meghan markle, after thousands lined the streets of windsor to see the newlyweds.
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some travellers report delays as a major overhaul of train timetables, affecting half a million passengers, begins today. chelsea football club owner roman abramovich faces delays in renewing his uk visa. 0n hawaii's big island more people are being urged to leave their homes as fountains of lava from the kilauea volcano continue to break through the ground in residential areas. dozens of buildings have already been destroyed. several of the fissures from the volcano are still growing, as our correspondent chris buckler reports from the island. the lines of fire that scar this island are growing longer and thicker. and fountains of lava are bleeding through the cracks. kilauea volcano is thoroughly eating through the ground it once created. 3000
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feet above and you can actually feel the heat of the lava and can smell the heat of the lava and can smell the smoke. as the lava has risen up, people have been warned to leave if they live in its path. at this shelter they are offering food, clothes and help for those who have had to evacuate their homes. but there are families who already have nothing to return to. the house burned down saturday. so you have lost her house? oh, everything because we got nothing out. we have two kids to worry about and where are we going to go from here? where are we going to go from here? where are we going to go from here? where are we going to rebuild from here? we lost everything. upset is all too easy to see in this corner of hawaii. and all the time, kilauea volcano continues to threaten. four days this has been the spectacular skype on the sideline —— site on the
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skyline and you can even hear it from this distance. people nearby say that their homes have been shattered because of the force of the eruptions. we have to be ready to go with our bags packed and masks nearby. and if the air quality gets bad, or the lava gets closer, we will go. all the indications are that the eruptions of lava are getting stronger and more violent. kilauea has left parts of this island so often promoted as a paradise, looking more like hell. the family of a 17 year—old accused of shooting dead ten people at a school in the us state of texas have expressed shock and confusion about what happened. the parents of dimitrios pagourtzis said he had been a smart, quiet boy and that they, too, wanted answers. gary 0'donoghue reports from texas. 24
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2a hours on, parents and teachers we re 2a hours on, parents and teachers were allowed back to the scene of the shooting to collect their cars as police continue to gather evidence. we've got people who have lost loved ones and some of them students, some adults. we are going to pull through this. this is going to pull through this. this is going to bea to pull through this. this is going to be a time for our community of healing. this is the second time in eight months that we have gone through tragedy. we had hurricane op bell party last august and now this. some of the names of those who have died are beginning to emerge. 0ne was a 17—year—old pakistani exchange student who wanted to be a diplomat. another was a stand—in teacher who loved herjob, another was a stand—in teacher who loved her job, and another was a stand—in teacher who loved herjob, and according to her son—in—law, she had been married for 47 years. the number of people remain in hospital after the shooting and according to a
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statement from the medical authorities, two are still in intensive care. this latest tragedy comesjust intensive care. this latest tragedy comes just three months after the killing of 17 students and teachers at the parkland school in florida, which has sparked a nationwide protest movement by young people demanding change. but in washington, beyond the symbolic, the administration had little by way of an answer to question how does america stop this continuing to happen. i do not have anything to announce on that front at this point but certainly conversations are ongoing about the best ways to protect kids across a country. they started a school safety commission andi started a school safety commission and i know that that group has been activated today to start the conversation up again, starting again at the first part of next week, they have a meeting. local police and fbi are saying nothing about their investigation but dimitrios pagourtzis said he did not
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shoot students he liked because he wa nted shoot students he liked because he wanted his story to be told and it isa wanted his story to be told and it is a story authorities are trying to piece together. a looming trade war between the us and china has been put on hold according to the american treasury secretary, steven munchin. he told fox news that both countries had agreed to drop their threats to increase tariffs on each other‘s goods while they work on a wider trade agreement. we are putting the trade war on hold so right now we have agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework. the president has been very clear since the first meeting with president xi jinping and we are going to reduce the trade deficit and we have a trade agreement with china that they will substantially agree to it. our business correspondent, joe lynam explained that china was offering to reduce its trade surplus with the us, by purchasing more american agricultural and energy products. it is possibly fracking products
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because the americans produced the world's largest fracking gas. it is the actual gas that they put into tankers and sell it to the chinese and the chinese maybe won't buy it from abu dhabi but buy it from the americans instead. the same might apply to agricultural products which could be soybean, pork bellies, frozen orangejuice, could be soybean, pork bellies, frozen orange juice, all could be soybean, pork bellies, frozen orangejuice, all manner of things. but we do not have the details. there are no numbers on this. nothing that says we will buy xamount of this. nothing that says we will buy x amount of agricultural products. soiama x amount of agricultural products. so i am a tiny bit sceptical but it will be seen very much as a political windpipe resident donald trump. thing in that interview, the commerce secretary is going to go to china very soon and presumably he will face some questions from
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journalists. they are talking about turning the deficit of $375 billion into one that could be as small as $175 billion. that scale of numbers gives you an idea of how long this... it is going to be very ambitious. it is a political win, you have to understand that donald trump was elected in those parts of america, that physically make stuff. and they are not making as much of it as they used to do and he is going to show them that he is having a concrete win and i think it will bea a concrete win and i think it will be a concrete political win for him. markets will react quite well but i am not sure it is a solution to the problem. america does not make the stuff that china wants to buy but american consumers definitely want the stuff that china exports. it is a consumer led thing. what are the
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americans going to do? are they going to make it more expensive for their consumers because that is the only way this could work because if you impose tariffs that are supposed to come into force tomorrow, if you impose those tariffs on china or other countries, it makes it more expensive for consumers to buy those products. so it is a choice of if it is more expensive for american consumers to punish china or china does something that somehow persuades all of its consumers to buy more american stuff. but there are economy is not at that stage yet. their economy is referred to as an emerging economy and it is not a fully developed economy, then they would definitely need more of the services that american banks provide. they would need more of the physical goods but why would they buy american goods if they've could buy american goods if they've could buy very well made chinese cars or washing machines or internet products. military bomb disposal experts have been on a west sussex beach all day dealing with a thousand kilo world war two german sea mine which was found there yesterday. a big section of elmer beach
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near bognor regis has been cordoned off, and the walkers, swimmers and boat owners kept away from the area. this was the scene just an hour ago as the bomb disposal team took the mine out to sea where it was successfully detonated. that is quite a spectacular sight to have outside your window. 0ne that is quite a spectacular sight to have outside your window. one man said he not only have that but felt it as well. it is paul austin who found the device not very far from where he lives and alerted emergency services along with his neighbours and he told me of the moment of discovery. one of my neighbours, trish, said what is that quiz night? trish, said what is that quiz another neighbour, sharon who took the photographs and ifollowed her out, and yesterday was the lowest spring tide so i think it exposed it. it is about, i do not know, 20 yards from the shoreline. from a
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very low tide and it was quite exposed then. when i got out to sharon, i said we should take some photographs. and then we realised there was a den of some sort, i thought it was a propeller actually. isaid it thought it was a propeller actually. i said it was a torpedo and then we said we better with draw in that we use another neighbour's phone, wendy... it really was a team effort. yeah. we use her phone to call the coast guard and said you better be here within ten minutes because the tide had turned. they we re because the tide had turned. they were remarkable they were with us within seven minutes. they a identified it as a potential hazard and then everyone started to tip off and then everyone started to tip off and they close the whole beach. they had been here a long time now. what did they tell you about it because obviously you can see it is like a
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big oildrum, obviously you can see it is like a big oil drum, with a propeller on it, did the mac did they give you an indication that it was how big of a bomb? initially know but information trickled through and they said it was probably one of the largest bombs they not cease made. so it was quite a strange feeling when we were standing three feet from it. —— that the nazis made. you'vejust missed the nazis made. you'vejust missed the exclusion, the house shook. you could hear a? absolutely. the house shook and something cell bell fell off the side. thank goodness they did not affect your internet connection. how often do these things turn up around you, that kos was vulnerable and targeted quite heavily by the germans? several neighbours have popped up and said last year there was a bomb that was taken into a house of a neighbour
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down the road and there was a huge flare that exploded on the beach a year ago. so there was quite a military area down here. i think navy and army were based here and there were some results for d—day done along this coast. and there was a seaplane stationed down here to. i do not know whether the bomb was targeted for here or whether it was at portsmouth and drifted up the coast. drifted over time. it is amazing to think that it was sitting there under the sea for it years and harmless in a potentially terrible damage it could do. another neighbour who surfs and boards has gone over it several times. and that i wonder what that is in his pal said oh, it is probably a body, keep going. joking. but because the
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movement is down because of the nature of the tide, is what really exposed it. paul austin there. the pope has announced he will create 1a new cardinals, appointing priests from countries including japan, pakistan and iraq. speaking during a pentecost mass in the vatican, pope francis said the diversity of the new cardinals reflected the universality of the church. cardinals act as advisors to the pope and, until they turn 80, take part in papal elections. the #metoo movement has been taking centre stage at the cannes film festival where stars like cate blanchett and kristen stewart have been calling for better treatment of women in the film industry. the rising hollywood star, aja naomi king added her voice to the protests while making her first appearance at the festival. she told our reporter, attika choudhary that women are standing up and saying no more. the me too movement has been such a big thing and such a global thing now. good. i feel like the one thing the me too movement taught me is that there's so many situations and
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everyday situations go through that we've become accustomed to and we don't even realise, oh that is inappropriate. i'm so happy that we as women are standing up across all industries and are saying no more. you've been working on a show, how to get away with murder, it has not been an easyjourney, hasn't? —— has it? or has it? you know, i've been really blessed because of women like shonda rimes and kerry washington, doing all the work they have been doing in hollywood, they have changed the landscape of what my experience probably would have been without them. there would not have been space made for a viola davis to be the lead on how to get away with murder. we would be back at square one. especially when i think of young girls saying you are beautiful. look at you, you are being represented as well.
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let's talk about your film. a girl from mogadishu. tell us about this project. the script was sent to me, we start in somalia and we see what her experience is like in this war—torn country and then she is smuggled out of somalia into ireland, and there she becomes a political activist and really, she uses social media a lot as well to begin to engage people in the conversation about ending female genital mutilation. i mean, the most wonderful thing about her is she has the most infectious smile and a laugh, as the most incredible spirit. we think about everything that she has been through, the fact that she can still be sojoyous and so happy, to me itjust speaks to how strong we are as women. like, the things that we can overcome and


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