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this is bbc news. the headlines at 7pm. the prime minister moves to reassert her authority, after suggestions from the foreign secretary that her government "lacks guts" in its negotiations with the eu. look, people like boris have strong views on brexit, but so do i. i want to deliver brexit for the british people. that's what people want, and i'm getting on and doing it. borisjohnson was recorded at a private dinner saying leave voters might not get the deal they wanted, and suggested donald trump could do a betterjob in the build—up to the meeting that's already seen major disagreements over trade tariffs, trump suggests russia should be readmitted to the g7 the queen has had eye surgery to remove a cataract. what a laugh! why russians are being taught to smile ahead of the world cup bbc news has been monitoring reports
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over the world for 75 years. join us at 7:45pm on bbc news. good evening, and welcome to bbc news. theresa may is at a meeting of world leaders in canada but she's been followed there by a continuing cabinet row over her handling of the brexit negotiations. just a day after she fended off the possible resignation of the brexit secretary, the foreign secretary has now stirred things up after he said the government needs more guts in its brexit strategy and that the negotiations may be heading for a meltdown. his comments were recorded during a speech at a private dinner on wednesday night. the prime minister has acknowledged there are strong views about brexit
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in the cabinet, but says she is the one who will deliver brexit. she was speaking to our chief political correspondent vicky young. pressing her case on the world stage, theresa may's flown thousands of miles to chat with presidents and prime ministers. but the questions for her stay the same. is brexit on track? is she in charge? these are complex negotiations, but the rich people want us to deliver brexit and i'm determined to do that. —— british people. she may not expect eu leaders to give her a helping hand... but surely she can rely on her foreign secretary. back home, borisjohnson‘s been secretly recording suggesting theresa may could learn something from the american president. so did the prime ministerfeel undermined by those remarks?
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people like boris have strong views on brexit, but so do i. i want to deliver brexit for the british people, that's what they want, and i'm doing it. how many times can we get to his position where you have to have these clashes in your own side? at every stage in these aggregations, we seen people casting doubt on whether or not we can achieve what we want to achieve. they said that prior to the decemberjoint report being built —— agreed... we are now moving on to finalizing those withdrawal issues, and also to discuss our future relationship. philip hammond making a speech today in berlin thinks the way to make more progress is through cooperation. my experience has been that collaborative approach is generally more productive
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than a confrontational approach. and certainly my advice to my colleagues is that the way to address the challenges that there undoubtedly are of reaching a good brexit solution is to engage with our european partners. and brussels certainly does have concerns. the latest wrangle is over a so—called backstop plan for trade with the eu after brexit, if a long—term solution isn't ready. the uk suggests it could match eu tariffs to avoid a hard irish border, but only temporarily. translation: backstop means backstop. why do i say that? because this has to be a backstop which provides a guarantee under all circumstances. so the temporary backstop is not in line with what we want or what ireland or northern ireland need. as theresa may said again today, these are complex negotiations. it's not going to be easy.
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vicki young, bbc news, quebec. and vicki has been explaining why the prime minister is trying to shift attention away from the comments of her foreign secretary. what's interesting is this chimes to accident —— to some extent with some of the anxiety to brexiteers like borisjohnson, who are concerned with the agreement that the way it might be going, the uk will end up so might be going, the uk will end up so closely aligned with the eu that it is unable to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there. so it was interesting today that theresa may chose to talk about the big prize, the bright future for britain, controlling notjust our own money and borders, but crucially trade deals. so here as she sits and meets alongside people like the prime minister of japan, donald trump, those huge global economies which britain will have to do these trade deals with after brexit. of
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course she wants to be talking about that, trying to set the base for what is to come in the future, instead of having to talk about what is going on in her cabinet and what the foreign secretary might be saying behind closed doors. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:1i0pm this evening in the papers — our guests joining me tonight are the broadcaster, henry bonsu and rachel cunliffe, comment and features editor at city am. there have been sharp exchanges between president trump and other members of the g—7, even before the summit had officially begun. president macron of france says the six other countries in the group will be sticking together in their opposition to us tariffs, while president trump has warned the eu and canada that if they don't remove their tariffs the us "will more than match you". he's also suggested that russia be allowed back in to the summit, it's been banned since 2014.
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our north america editorjon sopel has sent this report. the reluctant visitor has arrived. donald trump is the last one into quebec, and he will be the first one out, missing all of tamara's discussion on climate change and the environment. it's a bad tempered start to the g7 as there has ever been. before leaving washington this morning, he was in no mood for compromise. they understand, they're trying to act like they fought with us trying to act like they fought with us in the wars, but they don't mention the fact that they have trade barriers against our farmers. they don't mention the fact that they charging almost 300% tariffs. when all strains are, we will all be in love again. though it is a little chilly at the moment in quebec, the other g7 leaders are enraged that the us has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium, citing national security. it brought this brusque tweet from emmanuelle macron. such as the president's isolation,
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it should be called the g six plus one. donald trump seriously considered not coming at all. he feels he gets lectured by the other foreign leaders on iran, climate change, and on trade. and he's not a big fan of being lectured. one area where he is doing the lecturing is his call today for russia to be readmitted to the group. they were booted out after the annexation of crimea will stop not so fast, says theresa may. we have seen maligned activity from russia and lots of ways, including on the streets of salisbury in the united kingdom. so we must say that before any conversations take place, russian to micah russia must change its approach. the chemical are trying to go about their daily lives as if business as usual. but with that
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much optimism, store the other members of g7. but it's not. there isa members of g7. but it's not. there is a tough decision to make. roll over and accept american tariffs, or retaliate and risk an all—out war? our correspondent gary o'donoghue is in quebec. gary, where will the consensus lie on any topic you care to mention, if at all? i think it's very difficult to see any consensus coming at all? i think it's very difficult to see any consensus coming out of this meeting. in fact, one of the senior officials here at the g7 summit said it is highly unlikely that there will be a final communique agreeing on anything between the seven countries. there may be some agreements on issues like girls education around the world, women in leadership positions. those are some of the noises we've been hearing. but when it comes to the tariffs, there is a huge division between the sticks on
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one hand in the us on the other. when it comes to foreign policy, there is a huge division over things like the iran nuclear deal, like israel, like the paris climate change agreement. and when it comes to other issues like climate change, the president is not happy about those as well. so i think we will see a g7 different than normal, which would normally produce a pretty anodyne statement, but a group of principles and statement around which this group can coalesce politically and economically, it is like that's unlikely to see that this time around. before they even got together, we have insults and threats being traded over the issue of trade? the ratcheting up of that rhetoric began shortly after the president decided to impose those tariffs, president decided to impose those ta riffs, 25% president decided to impose those tariffs, 25% on steel, 10% on aluminium. and then a twitter storm
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last night, retaliations from the french president emmanuelle macron, saying we will be happy to do it as the g six, not as the g7. the canadian prime minister, normally a mild—mannered chap, but him talking about the american justification for the tariffs on a national security grounds being rise and insulting, being unacceptable. the language has gotten more fiery than last, and honestly you would pay to be a fly on the wall when they are discussing that. and then the issue of russia? he seems to be the lone voice of think democrat thinking they should be brought back in? that was an astonishing thing. an hour before he agrees to minor arrives, he throws the idea of bringing russia back into that g8 again into the mix. no
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hint of that whatsoever, it had not been mentioned in the run—up until this, and suddenly it's out there. it initially looked like the italian prime minister had been in a week, he has backed off of that. the british have been very firm in being against it. they are unhappy with what happened in salisbury with the poisoning of sergei skripal and his daughter. the french also don't think this is the time or place for this. it's as if the president has come here to emphasise the differences then to look for any consensus. differences then to look for any consensus. and that's not necessarily surprising, because as far as he is concerned, these multilateral organisations are often of limited value. he likes to do battle at her old deals, which is why all his focus is on this meeting in singapore with the north koreans next week. he wants to get one other individual, one other country because he feels that's the best way
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america can win. thank you very much, gary. a 90—year—old woman is seriously ill in hospital after being attacked while she was in bed in north west london. iris warner was discovered by her son at her home in brent. she has told police a man hit her several times in the face. it's unclear if anything was stolen. june kelly reports. this is what someone did tho iris warner in the bedroom of her semi—detached house which has been her home for decades. her family have released these pictures in the hope that it leads to information about who was responsible. police say the bedroom of the house in north—west london had been ransacked, but it hasn't yet been established whether anything was stolen. all she's been able to say is that she believes it was a male that has leaned over her while she was in bed and has hit her three times with some sort of instrument. iris believes it was once to the face and a few times to the back of the head. this 90—year—old is described as highly independent and is often seen out and about in her neighbourhood.
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she used to go down to the sweet shop and buy a newspaper. i used to see her almost every other day. but i'm just shocked. i'm horrified. i would like to see more police, you know, around this area, greater safety. you do get all types of things here, especially at night time. mrs warner was found injured on monday this week. it's believed the attack happened in the previous 48 hours. this is a barbaric attack. it is staggering to believe anybody could think anything can justify attacking this woman in her home. iris warner is said to be drifting in and out of consciousness as doctors treat her multiple injuries. june kelly, bbc news. a man has been charged with killing a ioo—year—old woman in derby. sofija kaczan suffered a broken neck when she was pushed to the ground and her bag stolen.
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she died from her injuries in hospital on wednesday. 39—year—old arthur waszkiewicz has been charged with manslaughter and robbery and will appear at southern derbyshire magistrates' court tomorrow. the headlines on bbc news. theresa may has said she is determined to deliver brexit for the whole of the uk, after borisjohnson was secretly recorded suggesting the government lacked guts in its negotiations with the eu. president trump has suggested russia should be readmitted to the g7 to the g7 group of economies, four years after it was expelled because of the annexation of crimea. a 90—year—old woman is seriously ill in hospital after being attacked in her bed in london. the queen has had surgery on her eye to remove a cataract. a spokesperson from buckingham palace said the short, planned procedure last month was a success. her majesty has been seen wearing
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sunglasses at recent events. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell sent us this update from buckingham palace. the palace would regarding his as routine procedure. but it was described by the palace as a small plant procedure, the queen went into the hospital a month ago as a day patient, had the procedure, evidently successfully. the only visible sign has been she has been seeing —— seen wearing dark glasses ata seeing —— seen wearing dark glasses at a garden party. she will be extremely visible tomorrow, tomorrow is the official marketing of a 92nd —— her 92nd birthday. she will certainly want tomorrow to have the sharpest divisions or she can expect the cavalry and the horse guards.
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ican hear i can hear some point —— faint voices in my ear hearing that we might be going back to quebec. this is where the g7 summit is taking place in canada. we have been reporting that already there have been tensions ahead of the stalks, particularly over international trade. and the decision by donald trump to impose those new tariffs on steel and aluminium, already the opening exchanges of this summit have been somewhat dominated by that. they're all taking their place against the spectacular backdrop in quebec city. this is where they all get together for what is known as the family photo. no doubt they will smile for the camera —— camera even though there is tension between them. one of the other issues is president trump says he thinks russia should be readmitted to the
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group, making it again and the g8. the four european members of the group, germany, france, britain and italy say they were completely united in opposing the readmission of russia. russia was expelled four yea rs of russia. russia was expelled four years ago over the annexation of crimea. these problems to do with it trade exchanges, president trump has said they can be easily resolved once the us has offered a fair deal by other countries, so he says. but the president of the european council, donald tusk, whom you see there to stay ahead of the prime minister theresa may, said the disagreements also included climate change and the iran nuclear deal, not just change and the iran nuclear deal, notjust trade. so whether there will be a communique at the end of this summer earnings to be seen. one of the officials involved... one of
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the officials said there is not likely to be a final communique. the city their meeting and is very beautiful. more than a million nhs workers in england are to receive a pay rise of at least 6.5%, after staff voted in favour of the offer. some of the lowest paid will see their wages increase by far more as part of the deal. of 14 unions balloted only the gmb, which represents many ambulance drivers, rejected the deal. they still have to decide if they'll take further action. the first minister of scotland, nicola sturgeon, has said she hopes to open a new chapter on independence at the party's conference in aberdeen this weekend. but says she is still not ready to set a date for a second referendum. our scotland editor sarah smith reports. what do we want? independence! when do we want it? now! the message was loud and clear, as thousands marched through dumfries last week. at the snp conference in aberdeen, delegates are hearing a rather more cautious refrain.
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nicola sturgeon is not about to announce a date for a new referendum any time soon. so, now she needs to persuade her supporters to be patient, telling them that they need to build more support for independence before they go for another vote. the snp leader wants to reach far beyond her party faithful, to sceptics. i think it is important that we reassure people who might have been open—minded to independence in 2014 but felt they couldn't vote for it because they didn't have that assurance. but it's also really important that we inspire people, as well. that's a difficult balance to strike. of course it is. but it's one i think we can do. because people... people are not stupid. and this was shown so vividly in the independence referendum, people are capable of weighing up the arguments, weighing up the evidence and coming to their own decisions about things. but that's prompted internal arguments about new plans for the economics of independence. my basic worry is that by being too
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conservative on the economic front in order to win over people, and actually i don't disagree with that as a kind of strategy, win over folk who don't yet support independence, you don't do that if you start risking people at the other end, the poor. if you don't provide something for them from independence, then what is independence for? true believers like to think they'd win another vote tomorrow, and want one as early as possible. i want independence, always have. so, the sooner the better. i'd probably call it september or october and we're going to have it sometime in the new year. quite soon, i would say, before brexit gets too scary. the grassroots are raring to go. but having marched her troops halfway up the hill, ms sturgeon now has to work out how to get them halfway down again while still keeping them on her side.
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sarah smith, bbc news, aberdeen. bmw and the government's driving agency have been heavily criticised by a coroner after a fatal accident caused by a broken down bmw. the car had lost all power because of a known electrical fault. following the death of narayan gurung, a former gurka, bmw recalled more than 300,000 vehicles. an inquest in surrey heard the car maker knew of 19 previous incidents. the driving agency knew about them too but admitted its procedures forforcing bmw to recall cars were not "robust" enough. eight people have been arrested on suspicion of laundering millions of pounds through high street banks in and around the city of london. police say the suspects, who are all chinese citizens, are part of an organised crime network. £600,000 in cash has been seized. technology giants like facebook and twitter are failing to tackle online homophobia, according to elton john.
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speaking to newsnight‘s kirsty wark before he gave this year's diana princess of wales lecture on hiv he said social media was the "engine of future change" but he called for a boycott of those sites that do nothing to combat hate speech online. you talk about tech giants in the fa ct you talk about tech giants in the fact that they have a public responsibility. but you do know there are some absolutely horrific homophobia on social media?” there are some absolutely horrific homophobia on social media? i don't know why they allow it. it's supposed to be free—speech... but the things that are on social media are so disgusting that there has to be action taken by the people who own those companies, that run the companies, to say enough is enough, we are spreading hate. and people say, what about my freedom of speech? your freedom of say, what about my freedom of speech? yourfreedom of speech how you convince them? stop using them. boycott them. boycott them because
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of their homophobia? yeah, why not? because when the money stops coming m, because when the money stops coming in, they will set up. they're doing so much good —— they can do so much good, but they must clean house and become a much more moral, christian thinking ina become a much more moral, christian thinking in a way, or whatever, and moral thinking compass for what is going on in the world. and at the moment they are not doing that. the elections have been rigged, people are being bullied online, they're committing suicide, young people are committing suicide, young people are committing suicide, young people are committing suicide because of what is going on online. these people have a response ability to step up and say we have to... we can't continue, we can't let it go on. they have made no actions or anything just to stem the flow of hate online. bbc news has been investigating local, regional and national identity this week — across england, wales and scotland — and tonight our series ends
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in northern ireland. our northern ireland political editor, mark devenport has been talking to people from different traditions about their connection to the uk, how the past has shaped what they wish for in years to come, and whether brexit has caused a shift in their allegiances. you don't have to look far to see the symbols of clashing cultures in northern ireland. a dispute between those proud of their irish and british identities underpinned decades of violence. these days there is peace, and the old divides are more nuanced. | there is peace, and the old divides are more nuanced. i alsojust want to wish you... good luck with your exa m to wish you... good luck with your exam this morning. hear in strongly unionist east belfast, ijoined an irish class attended by both product — — protesta nts a nd irish class attended by both product —— protestants and catholics. linda irvine came late to her love of the irish language. she is a protestant whose brother—in—law was a loyalist leader. many of the words we used and are early speech, many of them
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are surnames back, are surrounded by things that are irish. the clue is in the name, northern ireland. so we are part of the uk, we are british, but we are the irish part of the uk somewhat almost a third of those with protestant background defined themselves as irish. but only 4% of those with a catholic background identified as british. 83% of protesta nts identified as british. 83% of protestants describe themselves as british, and 82% as northern irish. 96% of catholics said they were irish, and 82% of catholics considered themselves european. training ona considered themselves european. training on a beach in candy after stewart is preparing to compete in a couple of northern... marathons. he studied in europe and strongly opposed brexit. he is to favour staying in the uk, but now wonders ifa staying in the uk, but now wonders if a united ireland could be a better option. where we were ten yea rs better option. where we were ten years ago was that being in the uk
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was the best bet. the fact is now i am open to persuasion. it looks like the stability is in the european union, whereas it was herfirst ten yea rs union, whereas it was herfirst ten years ago, it looks like uncertainty, no one knows were us for sure where we're going with this. i think we have to choose stability in northern ireland. in the bbc survey, 45% of people wanted to stay in the uk, whilst 42% said they would vote for a united ireland. that suggests that those who don't know at 13% could prove decisive. 28% said brexit had changed their mind, making them more —— the more likely to back a united ireland. trevor ringel and was a by ireland. trevor ringel and was a rugby star back in the 1980s. he is proud he wore the irish shirt. but when it comes to politics, he believes it's too soon to consider a
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united ireland. what we have to do here is sit back and appreciate what we have. we have a beautiful place, the people are fantastic when you press the right buttons. and the challenge for us is to make this place work. whatever our constitutional preference, i actually enjoy what we have. i build relationships here, first and foremost, and then hopefully 40—50 yea rs foremost, and then hopefully 40—50 years down the road, our children will be better friends. years down the road, our children will be betterfriends. and in s america —— scenario, they can make any constitutionalist dishes and they want to make. wever decisions these children make will be helped by their parents's confidence in the future. nearly 70% save that ireland's best years are to come. that is a more optimistic outlook than anywhere else in the uk. darren bett has the weather. some warm sunshine this weekend, a couple showers as well. st cloud across northern ill —— england, and
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the midlands. that is petering out. the cloud in scotland and northern ireland has triggered some thunderstorms and slow—moving downpours. that should become fewer and letter overnight, but not com pletely and letter overnight, but not completely dying away. otherwise we have cloud coming in into the eastern areas of the uk. quite a cloudy start to the weekend, very few if any showers across england and wales, a few storms through northern ireland, and especially across scotland over the high grounds, some slow—moving downpours here. quite warm, the winds into the low 20s away from the east coast. sunday she's the showers... dryer for northern ireland, most of england and wales will be dried with more sunshine with a warmer day on saturday. this is bbc news. theresa may has rejected criticism
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that the foreign secretary is undermining her — after borisjohnson was secretly recorded suggesting the government "lacked guts" in its negotiations with the eu. president trump has suggested russia should be readmitted to the g7 group of economies — four years after it was expelled because of the annexation of crimea. it's been revealed that the queen had eye surgery last month to remove a cataract, buckingham palace says the procedure was successful. and an newswatch, bbc monitoring has been analysing news reports from around the world for 75 years. we will ask the boss what it is doing to fight fake news. the celebrity chef and food writer, anthony bourdain, has died. he was 61. the us television network, cnn — for whom mr bourdain worked — said he had been found dead in his hotel room in france, where he'd been filming an episode of his food and travel focused
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programme " pa rts unknown". the network said mr bourdain had taken his own life. welljoining me now is chefjohn tesar — he met anthony bourdain in the late ‘80's and used to work with him. thank you forjoining us. our condolences to you after losing such a dearfriend. how did you get to know each other? i want to first thank you and the loss has been felt bya thank you and the loss has been felt by a global nation. one thing i hope tony leaves as they legacy is he was a unifier. right now i think it is important that the message resonates and tony will be missed in that world, unifying all of us together. we first met in the 80s when both of us were trying to find ourselves as younger people, younger men, chefs
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in the west village, rumbling around like pirates, living the life of kings, doing what we wanted to do, thanks to the privilege of being in the restaurant business in new york city in the 80s and 90s. what was he like to work with? often creative people can be a little testing? he was probably one of the sweetest quys was probably one of the sweetest guys you ever wanted to meet in your life. just like me, slightly insecure. we had that in common. he was so intelligent, so articulate and so in touch with humanity. the quy and so in touch with humanity. the guy with a leatherjacket and so in touch with humanity. the guy with a leather jacket that you first saw with the genes and the lucky strike filter, that was all a facade. he wanted to become a better person and share it all with the rest of the world, but obviously had some adversity along the way. to
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what extent did he find himself because if we are hearing he has taken his own life, that must have come as a terrible shock to all who knew him? this is something i cannot wrap my head around. i knew him and the television icon. i knew him back when nobody knows your name, it is easier to get to know people, i think. i cannot wrap my head, if there are a list of people who would never commit suicide in my book, i don't understand it. i think it is a greater message, if you can leave something behind, mental health illness is something which is plaguing us in american society, whether it is guns or mental health among friends, the ability to reach out for help when the rest of the world perceives us to be on top of the world. it is a shame and we need to ta ke the world. it is a shame and we need to take a closer look at it. if we can take anything positive away from
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to ny‘s can take anything positive away from tony's departure, we need to unifier ‘s people and understand each other. when there are problems in the world we need to ask for help and not try to go inside ourselves and lose track of what is important. how well did it sit with him that he became known as a celebrity chef, the one thing he had often mocked and ridiculed? that is when our friendship and dialogue took a turn. i was friendship and dialogue took a turn. iwasa friendship and dialogue took a turn. i was a fan of the lucky strike smoking boastful new yorker who was not afraid to say anything, like sometimes when you get a little polish in your life, to have a sense of to protect it you become one of them. that is what people think are them. that is what people think are the hollywood elite but it is not. people need to treat each other equally and forget all about fame and about content. tony always struggled with that because he was a man of the streets and a man of the people who wanted to tell stories and have fun and experience life.
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fame takes us to strange places. john tesar, thank you for sharing your memories of anthony bourdain. thank you. some breaking news to bring you now. reuters are quoting the washington post newspaper. they say chinese hackers have compromised the computer of a us navy contract. it is claimed they have stolen highly sensitive data on undersea warfare. the washington post being quoted by reuters that chinese government hackers have compromised computers of a us navy contractor stealing highly sensitive data on undersea warfare. we will no doubt try to bring you much more on that breaking news throughout the evening on bbc news. austria's government says it will be closing seven mosques and plans to expel dozens of imams funded by foreign countries, including turkey. a spokesman for the turkish president said the move was a reflection of a wave of islamophobia and
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racism in austria. bethany bell reports from vienna. the door is locked at this vienna mosque. it's one of seven across austria that's been shut down at short notice by the authorities. the government, a coalition of the conservatives and the far right, says it's cracking down on political islam. translation: parallel societies, political islam and radicalisation have no place in our country. austria's law on islam bans foreign—funded clerics. the government says dozens of imams from a turkish organisation could face expulsion. the authorities are also stopping the work of an arab muslim group which they say has radical tendencies. well, i'm outside one of the mosques that was shut down. this one is associated with the turkish nationalist youth group the grey wolves. people turned up for friday prayers to find the doors locked. one worshipper told us there were
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no links to extreme groups. i've been here since i was seven or six years old and i've never seen anybody actually, you know, people out of anything like the bozkurtlar movement. of course, some of our members may have nationalist views, but they don't concern us, because we are open to everybody, and everybody who wants to be part of our club is always welcome. austria has around 600,000 muslim inhabitants, who are mostly of turkish origin. the country has been spared the kind of deadly militant attacks as seen in london, paris and brussels. bethany bell, bbc news, vienna. over a million people are expected to travel to the football world cup, which starts in just under a week. russia wants to put on a good show, and a warm welcome,
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which is why training is under way to teach russians how to smile, something that's often frowned upon in public. steve rozenberg has more. at the russian railways training centre, they are studying hard. today's lesson is how to smile. you see, russians don't do much of that. in public. but with more than a million foreign football fans heading here for the world cup, russia is keen to make a good impression. russian people usually don't smile. that is why when other people come to russia, they think that russian people are not friendly. we need to teach them how to smile. we need to change their attitude. he is doing well! look at his teeth, cries the teacher, they are shining. but beware. in russia, smiling in public can get you into trouble. i got stopped by a policeman and i was quite angry about it and he asked me to show my id.
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afterwards i asked him why did he stop me? and he said to me, because you were smiling. that is what he said. literally. because it is strange. just a person walking on the street and smiling. it looks alien and suspicious. laughter. talking of suspicious... here are some russians who are bucking the trend. this is laughter yoga. it gives mejoy. energy. energy, and a feeling that anything is possible. and i can do everything. it is highly infectious. but a little bit scary! itjust goes to show that despite their frosty exterior, russians have what it takes to put a smile on your face. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow.
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when you eat a bowl of mussels, you expect to be eating seafood — but researchers say they found tiny pieces of plastic in all the samples of mussels they collected from uk seawaters, and bought from supermarkets. researchers from the universities of hull and london say more work is needed to understand the implications of digesting the microplastic. here's our environment analyst, roger harrabin. the mighty oceans. nature at its most pristine. but, looks can deceive. human pollution is everywhere. including in shellfish like mussels. these creatures feed by filtering seawater. in the process, they're ingesting tiny bits of human debris. every 100 grams of mussels tested in this study contained an estimated 70 bits of waste. scientists suggest that consumption of micro—plastics and other waste by british people eating mussels is likely to be common
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and widespread. here's the source of many of the fragments of waste — our own washing machines. when we put clothes in the wash, small fibres break off and wriggle their way through the sewage filters into the sea. in a nutshell, if you like, we were able to find small microparticles — so these could be micro—plastics or other types of materials, perhaps textiles — inside every single batch of mussels we found, whether they came from the coastline or from a supermarket source. the big question for seafood lovers and the shellfish industry is whether mussels are still good to eat. researchers say there shouldn't be any problem with eating mussels. they say they need more tests to be absolutely sure. but frankly, if some people think that they may be eating the fibres of someone else's clothing in their meal, they may not be so keen. meanwhile, at the bottom of the ocean, scientists are still finding the effects
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of bigger bits of plastic rubbish. this blue tarpaulin. a whole bagfull of plastic waste. a crab brandishing a plastic weapon. more plastic smothering sealife. world leaders meeting in the g7 have the oceans on their agenda. but, as usual in these summits, more attention will fall on politics than on the planet. roger harrabin, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: theresa may has said she is determined to deliver brexit for the whole of the uk — after borisjohnson was secretly recorded suggesting the government lacked guts in its negotiations with the eu. president trump has suggested russia should be readmitted to the g7 group of economies — four years after it was expelled because of the annexation of crimea. a 90—year—old woman is seriously ill in hospital after being attacked in her bed in london. an update on the market numbers
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for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. now on the bbc news channel, it's time for newswatch. this week samira ahmed explores bbc monitoring. hello and welcome to newswatch with me, samira ahmed. bbc monitoring has been analysing news reports from around the world for 75 years. we ask its boss what it is doing to fight fake news. and upstaged by little pigs. carol kirkwood struggles to focus on the weather forecast. first, the week has ended with two prominent brexiteers in the cabinet, apparently flexing their muscles. on thursday, bbc news was reporting that david davis was threatening to resign. he didn't.
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and friday this leaked excerpt from a speech from boris johnson emerged. simonjessop had this response. the top story on all bbc one news bulletins on tuesday was the latest in a long—running transport saga. a third runway at london's heathrow airport. the government finally gives the go—ahead, saying it will help the uk thrive after brexit. after almost two decades of delays, the transport secretary said
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the controversial £14 billion runway would be in the national interest. one viewer rang us with this response.

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