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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 7pm. tens of thousands of people march through london — to demand a vote on the final deal on the uk's departure from the eu. the will of the people is to have a proper, informed referendum where we know what a brexit deal means. we can't keep going into this absolute disaster without stopping and re—thinking if we really want to do this. senior cabinet ministers stress the uk is still prepared to walk away from brexit talks without a deal. the prime minister has always said that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed and that no deal would be better than a bad deal. also ahead this hour, an explosion at an election rally attended by zimbabwe's president. he was unharmed in the blast, but at least two senior government officials were injured. new evidence of the devastating impact of plastic pollution on sea birds, with scientists going to extreme lengths to save chicks.
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and in half an hour, sportsday has all the action from the world cup — including belgium's 5—2 win against tunisia. good evening and welcome to bbc news. two years after the uk voted to leave the eu in a referendum, there's been a big demonstration in central london calling for what's being called a "people's vote", on the outcome of the negotiations with the eu. it all comes as the german engineering firm siemens, which employs 15,000 people in the uk, called on the government to remain closely aligned with the single market. senior cabinet ministers have again said the uk is prepared to walk away
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from the negotiations, rather than accept a bad deal. there's also been a counter—march, also in the capital, this time demonstrating in support of a no—deal brexit, in what's being called a uk unity and freedom march. here's our political correspondent nick eardley. two years to the day since the brexit vote, visions of the future are still very different. campaigners in central london today calling for a vote for any final deal the government reaches with brussels. there has been two years since the referendum. the government is no clearer about what it wants. it is internally divided, let alone in argument with the european union, the country is very likely to end up in a bad place. we have got to stop the mess and the best way of doing it is that, when we know what the outcome is, that the public have the final say.
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businesses are expressing views as well. yesterday, airbus said it would reconsider its future in the uk if there is no deal. bmw called for more clarity. and today, there was this reaction to borisjohnson‘s call for a full british brexit. it is time to get away from slogans full british brexit going into combat with europe. it is incredibly unhelpful, and what we need to do now is to get closer with our european partners and work out what a realistic, pragmatic brexit is. the foreign secretary says the government needs to get on with it and avoid a deal that is soft, yielding and infinitely long. others say to get that the pm must be prepared to walk away if she does not get the right deal. the prime minister has always said that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed and that no deal would be better than a bad deal. i think it is essential that, as we enter the next phase of the negotiations, that european union understands that and believes it. labour says no deal would be
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catastrophic and, as campaigners say the electorate should make the final decision, a reminder, if ever one was needed, that different people see brexit very differently. nick eardley, bbc news. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers — our guests joining me tonight are robert fox, the defence editor of the london evening standard and rachel cunliffe, comment and features editor at city am. the french president emmanuel macron has said he favours financial sanctions for eu states which refuse to take migrants that have proven asylum status. he was speaking on the eve of a summit on migration in brussels. mr macron said countries should not be allowed to massively voice their national selfishness on migrant issues — as he put it. whilst benefiting
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from eu membership. he met the spanish president for talks today in paris. the pentagon has cancelled two joint marine—training exercises with south korea. it follows the decision earlier in the week, to suspend a majorjoint—military exercise between the two countries which was planned for august. the pentagon said the move was part of the agreement reached between president trump and the north korean leader, kim jong—un, in singapore earlier this month. an explosion at a political rally in zimbabwe has injured the country's vice president and a senior member of the governing party, zanu—pf. the blast struck close to the president, emmerson mnangagwa, who had just finished speaking to supporters at a stadium in the opposition stronghold of bulawayo. he was unhurt and described the explosion as a "cowardly act" in a facebook post. but these pictures show zimbabwean vice president being shielded from the blast — and a member of the zimbabwe
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national army who was injured being stretchered away. a short while ago, we got this update from our correspondent in harare — shingai nyoka. there is little information about the explosion itself. but a little while ago president emmerson mnangagwa showed up on state television and essentially said he was unharmed and he blamed this explosion on the people he says have previously tried to assassinate him. he said six times before. but he says there will be no witchhunt as a result of this. but that the government will try to get to the bottom of what has happened. really at this stage there is little information about what exactly happened. what type of explosion was used and it is onlyjust the president believing it came from his enemies within the party. the presidential spokesperson of emmerson mnangagwa himself has said that one of his vice presidents
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has sustained leg injuries as a result of the explosion. we understand that the other vice president's wife also sustained some form of injury. emmerson mnangagwa was at the hospitals to visit them a short while ago. it is not clear how many people have been injured as a result of this. but there were some serious injuries and many of them, and those allies close to him. thousands of gallons of crude oil have leaked into a river after a train came off the tracks in the american state of iowa. more than 30 train cars were derailed — forcing residents to evacuate. clean—up crews are working to contain the spillage. it's thought the tracks were weakened by recent flooding in the state. new evidence of the devastating effect of plastic pollution on wildlife has been recorded
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by the bbc. a team filming on a remote island for the bbc one documentary drowning in plastic revealed sea birds there starving to death because there stomachs were so full of plastic that there was no room for food. 0ur science correspondent victoria gill reports. flying through the ocean in search of food, but these sea birds are all too often finding and eating pieces of plastic. tens of thousands of flesh—footed shearwaters nest on this remote island hundreds of kilometres off the east coast of australia. but even here plastic is killing them. and another. scientists are finding young birds with so much of it in their stomachs that there is no room for food. these chicks have starved to death. but the researchers stepped in to save them and this bbc documentary crew filmed up close as the birds had their
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stomachs flushed out. 0h! it was shocking to see just how much would come out a chick. i mean, we saw 90 pieces come out of one of the chicks on the second night but the scientists were telling us they sometimes pull out as much as 200, 250 pieces of plastic out of either dead birds orfrom the regurgitation. it is just one example of how our discarded plastic is damaging marine wildlife around the world, an issue that was thrown into sharp focus by the bbc series blue planet ii. efforts are under way to stem the tide of plastic. here in england's south coast, sea bins have been installed that can suck up half a tonne of plastic waste per year. there's a plastic bottle there, that's fairly obvious, and a coffee cup lid. but there's also some smaller pieces of plastic. i think that's the lid off an aerosol and there's two cigarette butts there.
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there are also plastic fibres. but some parts of the ocean now contain more pieces of plastic than plankton so scientists say we all need urgently to change how we use and dispose of what has become a floating menace. victoria gill, bbc news. well richard harrington, from the marine conservation society — explained how the bbc was helping the campaign against plastic. there are overly simple things that the bbc is suggesting that people do. little things like, you know, forgoing that ready meal or that meal deal for lunch and take your own pack lunch with you without wrapping it up in vast swathes of plastic. simply using reusable bottles as opposed to buying bottled water. congratulations to the bbc as a public service broadcaster for putting that message out and lead the way in showing its own business. i know now that you don't have single—use coffee cups within the organisation. congratulations for that.
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blue planet was a real example of really good public service broadcasting. !t. is making a diff§r2n§§”"””"" just as an organisation as as a co nsta nt just as an organisation as as a constant society, we see more to coming onto a beach. we have been asked to write a book about plastic. it's available on book shelves are not. and we are running a plastic challenge injuly. not. and we are running a plastic challenge in july. we not. and we are running a plastic challenge injuly. we are asking people to try to get the plastic for its entirety for the whole month. that's not practical for often so it's really to see how much you can stop using still use plastic for that month. it has grown from a few hundred people and far—sighted people a few years ago, to many thousands now. 0ver people a few years ago, to many thousands now. over 5000 people last year and hopefully more people will ta ke year and hopefully more people will take on now influenced by the blue planet event. that's it for now — stay with us for the national bulletin in a few moments,
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with kate silverton. good evening. two years after the brexit referendum — tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of london, demanding what they call a "people's vote", on the final terms of britain's departure from the eu. senior cabinet ministers have again, though, insisted they are prepared to walk away from the negotiations, rather than accept a bad deal. 0ur political correspondent ben wright reports. this ben wright reports. was a mobilisation on epic scale. this was a mobilisation on epic scale. by people who had come to the capitalfrom scale. by people who had come to the capital from across the country. many of hoping brexit can be stopped. brexit, what is it good for. absolutely nothing. two years on from the referenda to leave the eu, the organisers said more than 100,000 people turned up to demand another vote on the final brexit deal. sam is a gardenerfrom somerset. ian runs a business in series. money two businesses the last thing i want to be doing on a saturday right now. but i am out to
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do it because i see it is democratic to have my voice or with people are saying that you're trying to rerun the whole argument again.|j saying that you're trying to rerun the whole argument again. i get that point, but it is an entirely different content system. it's whether we leave or stay, it is not that, it is whether we leave or stay. it's what the deal is. first—time purchases join veteran marchers fired up by reports from businesses like airbus on brexit. nobody voted, the damage the country in the way. people who want her children was to freedom... there is nothing and no reason to do that. but some people in the path of the march ended at the you stop though it is pathetic. it's anti—democratic. we know what we voted for, we voted to leave. today's march include a few politicians and absences were noticed. # where is jeremy noticed. # where isjeremy corbyn.
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noticed. # where is jeremy corbyn. the labour member —— the labour membership and labour voters are changed their mind andi labour voters are changed their mind and i am saying and 0sm agreed that the leadership has to catch up with the leadership has to catch up with the people. they would say that you we re the people. they would say that you were trying to end the reference i thought i am picking up that one of people who voted for leave her like a phone for maine. they're worried at how this all plays out as this reality comes to life. as best of people marched to theresa may's punterjay, they add that it can be stopped. the government exists that the government must then assisted what happened. theresa may will be backin what happened. theresa may will be back in brussels for the next round of negotiations. ministers insist talks are on track. but they are prepared to walk away. the prime minister has always said that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. and that no deal would be better than a bad deal. and i think it is essential as we enter into the
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next phase of the negotiations that the european union understands that and believe that. in another part of westminster, there was a small devastation in support of brexit. clashing protests that prove again how divisive the decision to leave the eu remains. zimba bwe's president has narrowly escaped injury, in an apparent assassination attempt. a bomb detonated at an election rally moments after emmerson mnangagwa had left the stage. the country is preparing for its first elections since robert mugabe was removed from power. 0ur africa correspondent will ross reports. the rally in the city stadium had just ended and looked as though as a successful day of campaigning was coming to an end when suddenly president emmerson mnangagwa had a close estate. —— escape. several people were knocked to the ground by the blast and senior government officials including a vice president we re officials including a vice president were certainly injured. as emergency workers rushed he was a hospital,
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the politicians were ushered to safety. hours later, the president was out in the city positive hospitals comforting those caught up in the blast. he appeared on flustered by events and brushed off what he considered to have been an attempt on his life. the semi and enemies. —— this is on the first attempt on my wife. —— on my life. it is not my time. this is a critical time for zimbabwe, the first election since robert mugabe was ousted. so far the campaigns have been largely free from the intimidation and violence that have marred previous polls. but an explosion so close to the man is seen as favourite to win the next month is a worrying sign. wilbur ross, bbc news. the french president emmanuel macron has said eu states should face financial sanctions — if they refuse to accept migrants who are entitled to political asylum. the migrant rescue ship aquarius has now been barred
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from all ports in malta as well as italy, according to the charity operating the vessel. turkey's president recep erdogan has called on voters to return him to office with sweeping new powers on the final day of campaigning in the country's elections. but he's facing a tough challenge, from a newly united opposition. mark lowen reports from istanbul. tu rkey‘s turkey's opposition has finally found its voice. for 15 years it has been fractured, unable to challenge president erdogan. but then came ince who draw enormous clouds —— cries and is giving the turkish president the battle of his political life. translation: turkey needs not a tired president but one with fresh water —— what he told his last rally. he believes the
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opposition can win it a majority in parliament and force erdogan to a second round runoff in election. this is the most iconic square in turkey. mr erdogan is here. he is there. he is everywhere. there is not a single opposition poster insight. that unlevel playing field doesn't worry the erdogan side. conservative pious turks revere him as their saviour in what secular dominated turkey. he repeated his slogan. "one nation, one flag, one state". and invited them to give his rivals a slapped her. mr erdogan may still prove his doubters wrong but for the first time in 15 years and it seems possible that the erdogan magic is running out. at the world cup in russia — england have arrived in nizhny novgorod ahead of their match against panama tomorrow.
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victory for gareth southgate's side will see them join belgium in the knockout stages, who beat tunisia 5—2 today. our correspondent natalie pirks reports. it was once a bastion of soviet secrets. but now it is reveling in its role as world cup host. with the mercury topping the 30 degrees, gareth southgate got a feel for the heat inside of the state this afternoon. in russia's13th—century city, he is keen to consign past tournaments the history. we are a hungry team and improved. we want to show people that an england team can play in a different way. we want them to get on and express themselves. and attacked the game as we did from the opening minutes of the game the other night. up until even a quarter of a century ago, this city was off—limits to foreigners. now england fans are
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finding the welcome they received is nothing like what they expected sub villa brochure - —— everyone nothing like what they expected sub villa brochure. —— everyone —— villa brochure eric —— everyone —— eve ryo ne villa brochure eric —— everyone —— everyone wants to take a picture and have a trade. we thought it would be a war zone have a trade. we thought it would be a warzone and have a trade. we thought it would be a war zone and the locals up and family. so far, i good. russia is family. so far, so good. russia is on the charm offensive and are england. they're attacking us out is when a friend at work including panama price code. if they beat the central americans they are through to the last 16. people want to see exciting event this. they want to see this energy and forward thinking. yeah, keep that going. while england were flying, and belgium were a jet —— were just finding one of the pretournament favourites. thrashing toonie cf 5—2. ronald lu ka ku favourites. thrashing toonie cf 5—2. ronald lukaku is right in the hunt for the golden boot with another two goals. the ocean will rest some of the stars. but his men can't afford
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to get had themselves. they have panama to negotiate first. england can expect a physical counter and he hits rock. let's not sugar—coat this. the fee to panama would be even worse than the debacle against ike was —— iceland. mexico secured their place in the last 16 with a win over south korea. it means the current game between germany and sweden is a big one. germany really need to win this. they are throwing everything, the world champions at sweden. the score is currently 0—0. thank you. much more throughout the evening. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel, i'll be back with the team for the late news at ten past ten — now on bbc1 its time for the news where you are. goodbye. evening. temperatures were into people to what he said the south today. a notch up on yesterday. and through the north it was a little warmer, too,
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but with more cloud. but everywhere had a bit more cloud today, some hazier sunshine because of the high cloud. you can see that here. but with little cloud, more than high cloud around for the next few days, this warming trend will continue, both by day and by night. where the jet stream is, pushing across iceland towards scandinavia. high pressure to build the temperature, both by day and by night across most of the uk. you can see the cloud earlier. this is slightly thicker cloud. it has been getting some rain and drizzle across the west and northern isles of scotland and sutherland. but as we go through the night, it is tending to move its way up towards the north and get stuck across the northern isles, but it does look like the clearer night across the mainland scotland and therefore cooler here. further south, it shouldn't be quite as chilly as recent nights, but maybe a bit of dawn mist, but that will clear very quickly given the strength of the june sunshine. for sunday, very much as today, high pressure centred over the country. lots of sunshine around very little breeze. butjust a little northerly breeze may bring some cloud onto east anglian coast lines,
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possibly the southeast. a little change on today. more sunshine, less cloud across scotland and northern ireland. the temperatures here will be two or three degrees higher. belfast up to 22 and edinburgh as well. further south, nudging up as well. just a gentle breeze. of course around the coasts. get the sea breeze setup so it will be a little bit more refreshing here. eventually the cloud clears away from shetland. so a clearer night here, cooler nights. but on the whole because temperatures will start from a higher point, they won't get quite as low. there will still be the odd pocket where it is quite chilly, particularly in the countryside, but temperatures in the towns and cities are starting to level up. in the south into the low teens. monday does bring the risk of a little bit more cloud back into the far north and west of scotland. but again, it doesn't look as if it will produce much weather. it should be reasonably dry, bright and still quite warm. by this stage, you can see the temperatures nudging up towards the mid 20s as well. even for scotland and northern ireland. we will find that heat and hot weather becomes more widespread across the whole of the uk as we go through the week. there will be somewhere i'm sure that is pipping 30 celsius. it does look like we have a heat wave to come, hot by day
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and increasingly warm by night. enjoy what's left of your evening. see you tomorrow. the will of the people is to have a proper, informed referendum, where we know what brexit deal means. we can't keep going into this absolute disaster without stopping and rethinking whether we really want to do this. senior cabinet ministers stressed that the uk stop —— still prepared to walk away from brexit talks without a deal. an explosion atan talks without a deal. an explosion at an election rally in zimbabwe, injures at least two senior government officials. the president escaped unharmed. new evidence of the devastating impact of plastic illusion on sea birds, with scientists going to extreme lengths to save chicks. now on bbc news, it's sports day.
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