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this is bbc news. the headlines at 7pm. 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 really, i think, is embracing women and what they do and the fact that i was a working mother, that i have worked for many different houses and i absolutely love what i do, i think it was a very 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 lava flow from hawaii's volcano. the situation for residents is worsening as more people are urged to evacuate.
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for days, this has been the spectacular sight on the skyline, lava spurting into the air and you can hear it even from this distance. and mo farah wins great manchester run. we'll bring you that and all the days other sporting developments in sportsday at 7:30pm. 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 bbc1 alone. it's estimated there was a global audience of up to a billion. meanwhile, the designer
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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. our royal correspondent daniela relph has more. it was the big reveal, the first sight of the wedding dress. and behind the bride, straightening the five metres of veil, is clare waight keller, the british designer of the dress. she had kept fashion‘s big secret. givenchy was not widely rumoured to be the fashion house to win the coveted project. the aim was to always design a dress that was simple, sharp, and timeless. i think with meghan, she's so modern and fresh and i think that is part of what she wanted to be. it really wanted to represent her. i wanted her to feel absolutely incredible in the dress
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and i also wanted her to feel like it was absolutely right for the occasion as well. forfive months, the dress was made in paris by a small team of people, many of whom who did not even know who the gown was for. all of those who worked with the bride yesterday described her as relaxed and unfazed by the scale of the event ahead of her. most beautiful moments. 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 watched tv events of the year. a peak audience of 13 million watched the bbc coverage. it is thought more than a billion watched globally. after sharing so much of their wedding day, the evening reception was a private affair. the couple drove through the grounds for a black—tie party nearby. the bride wore a new piece of jewellery, an emerald cut aquamarine ring, a gift from her husband. it had come from the jewellery collection of his mother,
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diana, princess of wales. the fireworks over the castle last night, one of the few clues as to what was happening inside. further hints came via social media. tennis player serena williams posting this video of herself on route to the party. the duchess of sussex now has her own page on the royal family website. she 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 work of charities supported by the prince of wales. this afternoon, the bridal bouquet was laid on the grave of the unknown warrior at westminster abbey, a tradition dating back almost 100 years, after what was the most modern of royal weddings. passengers in several parts of the rail network have been
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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... it is the biggest shake—up to services for a generation. more than 4 million trains across britain have been rescheduled. arrival and departure times for all trains run great northern, thameslink, 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 are redeployed. emily lives in harpenden, a growing commuter town that relies
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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 notjust about the extra cost of childcare, it is letting my children down. i work five days a week in london and my time with my kids is really precious. she is not the only one who is furious. it is appalling, we are paying 4,000 pounds a year for better services and we keep hearing that our services are being transformed 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
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involved is already 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. 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. 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 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
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it was taking a little longer than usual. reports suggest his visa expired last month. someone very close to the billionaire said that his visa expired three weeks ago and he was trying to renew it and it is taking a little longer than usual which meant he missed the fa cup final yesterday. his private plane left britain and has gone to moscow, monaco, switzerland and new york but has not returned to the uk. it does not seem he is able to come back here at the moment and he has been regularly attending chelsea home games since 2003 and has a huge mansion on kensington palace gardens and we ask the home office what is going on we got a statement from the security ministered not the immigration minister, about they do not routinely comment on individual cases. it looks like it is possible
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that this is linked to the deterioration of relations but it could be some kind of unexpected red tape. daniel sam bird reporting. -- daniel sanford reporting. 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 sixty people have been murdered in the capital so far this year, of which more than half have been stabbings. a looming trade war between the us and china has been put on hold according to the american treasury secretary, steven mnuchin. 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
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is thoroughly eating through the ground it once created. we're 3000 feet above and you can actually feel 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 your house?
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oh, everything because we got nothing out. we have three t—shirts and three shorts, so everything we have now has been donated or we have been buying. how do you feel at this point? scared, frustrated, worried. i have two kids too worried about. 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. roadblocks are keeping people from returning to their homes. we actually had four residents who were inside the evacuation zone, but they got cut off by a lawful flow and they were not able to be, too dried out. so they actually had to be airlifted out one at a time by the cou nty airlifted out one at a time by the county fire department. and all the time, kilauea volcano continues to threaten. for days this has been
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the spectacular sight on the 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. —— have been shaken from the sheer force of 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. police investigating the death of a woman in barnsley in south yorkshire have launched a murder investigation. officers were called to union street yesterday morning. a post—mortem has revealed that the woman died from injuries from a very severe physical attack. the woman has been identified as 42—year—old claire louise smith from the barnsley town centre area.
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you are watching bbc news. our headlines this evening. 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. 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. officials in cuba say one hundred and ten people are now known to have died in the plane crash near havana on friday. 99 were cuban. three women who survived remain in a critical condition. the boeing 737 was on a domestic flight to the eastern city of olgeen when it crashed shortly after take off at havana airport. one of the plane's flight recorders has now been recovered from the wreckage.
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will grant reports. cuba is in mourning. two full days of national mourning are taking place for the victims, more than 100 of them, in the island's worst air disaster since the 1980s. amid their pain, people also want to know the full story, how a plane on a routine flight across the island ended this way. eyewitness testimony is beginning to provide some clues, but there isn't a clear picture yet. translation: the plane left the airport, then came to here. it seemed unable to lift, and it came to here, and when it arrived at the house, it turned, it got tangled in the cables, and that is where it fell. now an important breakthrough. the cuban government confirmed it had recovered one of the black box recorders from the wreckage, and potentially vital information as to what caused the plane to come down so soon after take—off. translation: we already have the black box in our possession,
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and we are searching for the other black box. the grief and confusion extends beyond cuba too. the plane was owned by a mexican company, and families of the mexican crew and passengers gathered in vain for more information. translation: they do not have any data right now. they are just like us, waiting for more information about what happened. earlier, the cuban president visited the crash site, and promised a full investigation. for now, though, the emphasis is on supporting the victims‘ families, and praying that the survivors, just three of them out of 110 people, pull through. cuba has experienced air disasters in the past, but none this bad for decades. the questions are already being raised about the reliability of the rest of its air fleet, much of which dates to the soviet era.
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for a new president who only recently took over power from raul castro, this represents his first real test as leader. will grant, bbc news. a presidential election is taking place in venezuela, but is being boycotted by the main opposition, and condemned by much of the international community. voters are expected to choose president nicolas maduro for a second six—year term despite polls showing he is blamed for an economic crisis that's led to food shortages, rising crime and hyperinflation. he was one of the first to cast his vote, saying the will of the venezuelan people would be respected. katy watson reports from a polling station in caracas. there are four candidates in this race in two important names, first nicolas maduro who is running for a second term in the other, up until 2010 was a member of the government but switched sides. he has some
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challenges because the government sees him as a traitor for switching sides but also broke with the opposition and even running with this race. the opposition decided to boycott the vote but he says this is not the way to change politics and the only way is to take part. when you speak to people on the streets, many people are disillusioned especially people in the opposition and feel that voting will not get them anywhere so most people voting will be much more pro—government and thatis will be much more pro—government and that is agree to stroke the hand for nicolas maduro and the selections. 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 o'donoghue reports from texas. 2a hours on, parents and teachers were allowed back to the scene of the shooting to collect their cars, as the police continued to gather evidence. we've got people with lost loved ones.
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some of them students, some adults. we are going to pull through this. this is going to be a time for the community of healing. this is the second time in eight months we have gone through tragedy. we had hurricane harvey at the end of last august. and now this. some of the names of those who died are beginning to emerge. one was a 17—year—old pakistani exchange student, whose ambition was to be a diplomat. another, cynthia tisdale, was a stand—in teacher who loved herjob, according to her son—in—law. she had been married for 47 years. a number of people remain in hospital after the shooting. and according to a statement from the medical authorities, two are still in intensive care. this latest tragedy comes just three months after the killing of 17 students and teachers at the parkland school in florida. that has sparked a nationwide protest movement by young
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people demanding change. but in washington, beyond the symbolic, the administration seem to have little by way of an answer to the question, how does america stop this continuing to happen? i don't have anything to announce on that front at this point, but certainly conversations are ongoing about the best ways to protect kids across the country. they started the school safety commission, and i know that group has been activated today, to start that conversation, and starting again in the first part of next week, they have a meeting. local police and the fbi are saying little about their investigation. but in an affidavit, dimitrios pagourtzis is quoted as saying that he hadn't shot students he liked because he wanted his story to be told. it is that story the authorities are now trying to piece together. gary o'donoghue, bbc news, at the santa fe high school in texas. the culture secretary, matt hancock, has said the government
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will introduce new laws to tackle online abuse, including fines for social media companies that could run into billions of pounds. he said the government wanted to tackle the internet‘s "wild west" to make britain the safest place in the world online. survivors of terror attacks and relatives of those killed have signed an open letter, calling on the public to do more to catch those responsible. the widow of fusilier lee rigby and the brother of a man killed in last year's manchester arena attack are among those who've signed the letter. james waterhouse reports. the timing of this letter is certainly poignant, not only is it a year from young fans targeted in manchester and an attack recently described as the worst of humanity, it is also when the rigby was murdered. if that's what binds extremist together is not any particular belief that the hatred of
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people not like them and the willingness to use violence against innocent civilians. the signatories, including a brother of a manchester united victim says... we believe it is in the power to have a positive affect and it is about reaching out to people who although they had not darkly affected could help us steer this thing. this appeal is signed by dozens this thing. this appeal is signed by d oze ns of this thing. this appeal is signed by dozens of the people affected by attacks including those in paris, at the bataclan and others. it calls on the bataclan and others. it calls on the focus of honouring the memories of those killed in not mentioning the names of killers. there are practical points to come forward and the message is simple to take on hatred wherever you find it. 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 industry. the rising hollywood star, aja naomi king added her voice
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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 it has become a global thing 110w. good. i feel like the one thing the me too movement taught me is that there's so many situations and 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, 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
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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. so there would not have been me. we would be back at square one. this face looking back at people and especially when i think of young girls saying you are beautiful. look at you, you are being represented as well. 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 laugh and the
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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 how we can share things with other people and through sharing our stories, how we can engage and make other people feel stronger. 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. they spent most of the day taking the device out to sea. a big section of elmer beach near bognor regis has been cordoned off, and the walkers, swimmers and boat owners kept away from the area.
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paul austin, who found the device and alerted the emergency services, spoke to my colleague shaun ley a little earlier. one of my neighbours, trish, said what is that? and another neighbour, sharon, who actually took the photographs, waited out and i followed her out. how far out was a? yesterday was the lowest spring tide so yesterday was the lowest spring tide soi yesterday was the lowest spring tide so i think it exposed it. so it was about, i do not know, 20 yards from the shoreline, from a very low tide. it was quite exposed then. so when i got out to sharon, i said we should ta ke 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 so sort, i thought it was a propeller soi sort, i thought it was a propeller so i thought it was a torpedo. and then we said we probably better withdraw and that we use another neighbour's phone, wendy... withdraw and that we use another neighbour's phone, wendy. . m
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really was a team effort. yeah, to fund the coast guard and we said you better be here within ten minutes because the tide had turned. they we re because the tide had turned. they were remarkable and were with us within seven minutes. and they identified it as a potential hazard. and then everybody started to tip up and they close the whole beach. they have been here a long time now. what did they tell you about it? because you can see as you can say, an oil drum with a big propeller on it, did they give you indication on how big it was? initially know, but information trickled through and they said it was probably the one of they said it was probably the one of the largest bombs the nazis had made. and that was a strange feeling that we were standing three feet from it. anyway, all turned out well
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and you literally missed the explosion. the housejust shook. you could hear it? absolutely. the house shook and something fell off the side. thankfully it did not affect your internet connection. how often do these things turn up around you because that part of the coastline was very vulnerable and targeted quite heavily by the germans during the war? since discovering this, several neighbours have popped up and said last year there was a bomb taken into the house of a neighbour and then there was a huge flare which was exploded on the beach year ago. because it was quite a military area down here. i think navy and army was based here and there were some river personals for d—day done along this coast and there was a seaplane stationed down here as well. so i do not know if the bomb was targeted for here or whether it
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was targeted for here or whether it was portsmouth and it drifted up the coast. it is remarkable to think it has been sitting there somewhere under the sea for 70 years, harmless ina under the sea for 70 years, harmless in a sense but potentially terrible damage it could do. another neighbour who serves and boards, has gone over it several times and commented i wonder what that is? and his pal said oh, it is probably a body, keep going, sort ofjoking with them. but it has been seen and i think because of the movement of the sand and nature of the tide that really exposed it. what a weekend for paul austin speaking there. let's take a look at the weather forecast with matt taylor. another sunny and warm day at across england and wales, but captured on
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