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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at one: england awaits — the three lions begin their second world cup group game against panama. this is the scene in the nizhny novgorod stadium where the match is just getting started. new measures aimed at halving the number of obese children in england by 2030 are announced by the government. we know this is what people want. our research tells us that parents really wa nt our research tells us that parents really want to see all the things that are driving them to buy more and eat more cutback on. voting is taking place in turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections — the biggest challenge to president erdogan‘s fifteen years in government. and women in saudi arabia finally get behind the wheel. after a decades—old ban is lifted, women in the gulf state are finally allowed to drive. and the travel show team find out how to to explore
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florence on a budget — that's in a half an hour's time here on bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. at the world cup england havejust kicked off against panama. if england win they'll progress to the knockout stages of the competition. it's the first time the two countries have faced each other. this is the scene live from the stadium in nizhny novgorod. very high temperatures there. and england expects. and gerryjackson is in newcastle for us where england fans are watching at the big screen. it is hot in nizhny novgorod, how
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hot is it in newcastle? well, they're saying around 23 degrees. i wouldn't be surprised if it is hotter here. if an england goal goes in here, 1800 will erupt withjoe. this is what they have waited four yea rs this is what they have waited four years for. when the fans gathered for the national anthem, they all stood up and all sang. i have never seen anything like it outside a stadium. they have all paid for a ticket to watch this game and england expects. what is, when you have been talking to the fan, they're optimistic, but what kind of scoreline are they expect something well, remember, these are england fa ns m ost well, remember, these are england fans most of them are wearing england shirts. they know that we
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didn't get beyond the group stage in the last world cup and we got knocked out of euro 2016 by iceland. but this is not the day to dwell on things like pragmatics. we are ranging from 5—0 to 2—0. things like pragmatics. we are ranging from 5-0 to 2-0. thank you. we will take two or 5—0. sarah rainsford is at the nizhny novgorod stadium — she caught up with some england fans ahead of the game who had taken a considerable cab ride to make the match on time. it isa it is a long journey, six hours from moscow. probably the longest taxi i will ever take. but we are here. what is the atmosphere like. fantastic. it is great to see the england fans and the ruckses being hospitable. this what you expected? no, when i told people back home
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that i was going to the world cup, most people thought i was going to be in trouble. but it has been good. and how about you. where have you come from? we came together. we went to stalingrad first. and everyone's been very friendly. that is what you we re been very friendly. that is what you were expecting from russia? yes, i think we were happy to come. we knew it would be quite well organised and a lot of happy people. obviously, this is an important game for england. any predictions? it is suppose to be a comfortable win. probably about 5—0. suppose to be a comfortable win. probably about 5-0. kane hat rick. we will smash them. harry kane, hat trick we would take that. 0ur correspondent will grant is in panama city ahead of kick off. it is early there but a lot of people watching on the big screen? yes, it is very early, it is break
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fast with beer in panama city for a lot of people. they have gone straight from the bars and come to this, the national stadium, where the fan zone has been set up. spirits are high. there is a good—natured spirits are high. there is a good—natu red feel. slightly spirits are high. there is a good—natured feel. slightly raining. that has pushed people out to the corners a bit. but you know, it is a cliche, but dampening spirits, nothing's going to affect this, they're nothing's going to affect this, they‘ re really nothing's going to affect this, they're really up for it. and it is a novelty really for them to be in the world cup at all? so they're just excited to be involved in the tournament at all? yes that is right. i don't think they would get there. they came close four years ago and only made it in the find moment of their last qualifier with a goal that sent the whole country into ecstasy. they had a national holiday the next day. it is a very small nation and their background is
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more in baseball. they're here and playing england on the biggest stage. they want to make a good fist of it. they would take a draw. they wa nts to of it. they would take a draw. they wants to see their first world cup points and goals and if they can ta ke points and goals and if they can take the scalp of england they would be overjoyed. i don't think this place would get over this. thank you. new measures to tackle obesity in england have been announced by the government. they include plans to ban shops displaying unhealthy snacks at checkouts, tighter restrictions on television adverts and a ban on selling energy drinks to children. the government said the cost of obesity was ‘too great to ignore' but labour accused the prime minister of a dossier of failure on children's health. here's our health correspondent dominic hughes. the government's first obesity strategy for england, unveiled in 2016, was seen by many health campaigners as
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a missed opportunity. ever since, ministers have been under pressure to go further, and so many of the measures that were ditched two years ago are now back on the agenda. parents are very worried. we have overtaken america in terms of obesity rates for 11—year—olds, we have one of the biggest obesity problems in europe, and this is a big statement. we will halve childhood obesity by 2030 as a national ambition, we will take a wide range of measures in the supermarkets, restaurants and sandwich shops that we buy snacks from. the new obesity strategy includes a proposal to ban tv advertising of junk food before the 9pm watershed. there will also be curbs on supermarket promotions such as buy one get one free deals on sugary, high—fat foods. and all primary school pupils in england will be encouraged to get active through schemes like walking or running a daily mile. we are really delighted to see this new childhood obesity plan. it's brave and it's ambitious and it's where we should be as a nation.
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the scottish government also plans to announce tough measures to reduce obesity, an issue that is now firmly established as one of the big public health challenges facing the uk. but after what was widely seen as a false start, the government's plans will now face close scrutiny. dominic hughes, bbc news. back to the wump. he —— world cup. england have just ta ken back to the wump. he —— world cup. england have just taken the lead. those are live pictures from newcastle. a headed goalfrom a corner. england so good now at set pieces and corners in particular. there is the england captain... sorryjordan her den son —— henderson. and stones scored the goalfrom a trippier henderson. and stones scored the goal from a trippier corner. that is
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the scene in nizhny novgorod in the stadium. and john stones getting england off to a perfect start with that headed goal from a corner. just eight minutes in now. that is the latest from the world cup. we will be back in nizhny novgorod with updates on the score for you. now back to that story about the government's plans to tackle childhood obesity. june 0'sullivan is from the charity london early years foundation and earlier she told me about childhood obesity in toddlers and younger children. i think the government has just missed a trick, because they haven't focussed on the early years in either this one or the previous one in 2016. in any view, if you get them very young, early intervention
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is less costly and better all round. i accept everything they're doing is a good thing. although i would have liked to see less of consult and more of the do. if you look at the ten, eight are encourage and talk about it. we don't need to talk about it. we don't need to talk about it. we don't need to talk about it. it is a problem we know it. some of our toddlers are unable to cross their legs, because they're so to cross their legs, because they're so overweight. what sort of age? age two. if you think that means that they set off the chances of them becoming obese primary school—children and obese adults. if they leave primary school at 11 and you want to employ them in six yea rs' you want to employ them in six years' time, they may have long—term illnesses. in terms of the long—term future of the economy it is not good. not least the fact that five billion was spent on it in 1a, 15 and they're billion was spent on it in 1a, 15 and they‘ re fighting billion was spent on it in 1a, 15 and they're fighting about the 20 billion extra we have been given, it
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will be wasted if you don't invest it in the youngest children. people are voting across turkey in snap parliamentary and presidential elections, which are being seen as the biggest challenge yet to president recep tayyip erdogan. his islamist—rooted ak party has been in powerfor sixteen years. turnout for this election is expected to be high — with steady streams of voters reported at polling staions all over the country. mr erdogan is looking to win his second five—year term as president, which would also grant him extra powers that were approved in a referendum last april. mark lowenjoins us now from istanbul. talk us through the significance of these elections, because we have seen this extraordinary crackdown since that failed coup in turkey. thousands of people arrested. is recep tayyip erdogan in danger of
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losing power here? there is a possibility, ben, because when he called this election a couple of months ago, he thought he would catch the opposition off—guard. they didn't have a credible candidate and this candidate burst on to the scene, a secularist, but a man of the people to reach beyond the pa rty‘s the people to reach beyond the party's elitist image. this is the fight of recep tayyip erdogan‘s political life. muharrem ince has emerged as a stop recep tayyip erdogan candidate. you made a reference to the clamp downs after the failed coup. that is one of big dividing lines in turkey. people who support recep tayyip erdogan‘s leadership, especially after that failed coup. 200,000 people purged.
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they support his leadership of the country that is more conservative and more islamic. but those who feel he has destroyed democracy and they're putting their face he has destroyed democracy and they're putting theirface in muharrem ince. we will have to see whether muharrem ince can force recep tayyip erdogan into a second round run off and whether the opposition can deprive the president ofa opposition can deprive the president of a majority. what would be the situation if he held on to the presidency, but didn't have control in parliament, to what extent would that weaken his grip on the country? well, that could clip his wings. parliament would be able to veto his budget. they would be able to veto various decrees the president could issue with the new system that was approved. it would be a headache for him. he is very much and his supporters are hoping for a win in the presidency and control of parliament. the opposition hoping for both against him. but believing that the most, the easiest thing to
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do would be to deprive him of the parliamentary majority. a word on what i have seen here at this school here in istanbul, long queues of voters outside every classroom in which people are queueing up to vote. it is a sign of what they expect to be a high turnout. 0ver 85%. such are the divided opinions that recep tayyip erdogan ellis sits. adored by his supporters, abhorred by his critics. thank you. police in zimbabwe say 49 people were injured in an explosion yesterday at a political rally held by president emmerson mnangagwa. police say they're expecting more casualties to come forward. an investigation is under way at bulawayo white city stadium, where the blast took place. president mnangagwa says next week's elections will still take place. the headlines on bbc news:
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england's footballers have got off to to perfect start in their second world cup group game against panama — thanks to a john stones goal. victory would guarantee england a place in the knock—out phase of the competition. new measures aimed at halving the number of obese children in england by 2030 have been announced by the government. voting is under way in turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections — the biggest challenge to president erdogan‘s fifteen years in government. the health secretaryjeremy hunt has also been talking about brexit and described the warnings by airbus about uncertainty as "completely inappropriate. " earlier this week, airbus warned it could pull out of the uk if the country exits the single market and customs union, with no transition deal. speaking on the andrew marr show, mr hunt said the government had to "stand firm" and "ignore siren voices."
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i just thought it was completely inappropriate for businesses to make, to be making these kinds of threats for one simple reason — we are in an absolutely critical moment in the brexit discussions and what that means is that we need to get behind theresa may, to deliver the best possible brexit, a clean brexit and what businesses want — and i was in business for 1h years — they want clarity. and the more that we undermine theresa may, the more likely we are to end up with a fudge, which will be a disaster for everyone. for more detail on that dramatic warning from airbus and the health secretary's reaction to that, our political correspondent jonathan blake has some more analysis for us some strong words from the health secretary in response to the warnings from airbus and bmw and siemens, the latest international company to warn about brexit and the implications of leaving without a deal. it is different to the language
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government ministers were using when airbus made that warning, they were striking a reassuring tone, saying we understand your concerns, but the best thing is if we get on with getting a good deal and the no—deal scenario has to be on the table, but we don't see it happening. what you saw from jeremy hunt was a stronger line and you heard him saying that we should stand firm, resist these siren voices saying it is inappropriate for businesses to be making warnings. airbus and siemens take a different view. they have voiced concerns in public. so it will be interesting to see what reaction the business leaders have to that. but it is a tricky time for the prime minister. because she heads into the next round of negotiations in brussels next week. obviously, a crucial time. the whole process has been fraught with difficulties and
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fraught with debate. and, as you say, the prime minister heading back to brussels at a key time. we have seen an example of the pressure she is under not only from business who say we need close ties with the eu and details on the relationship, but an open letter from 60 former cabinet members, mps and economists, saying the planning for a no—deal scenario, where we would revert to world trade organisation rules, should be speeded up and many would be happy in that scenario and saying that to have real leverage in the talks, the government needs to treat that as a real option and they say that the prime minister is up against intransigent and punitive strategy from the eu. pressure on the prime minister from all sides at these key phases of the negotiations. the white house press secretary sarah sanders says
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she was asked to leave a restaurant on friday night because she works for donald trump. stephanie wilkinson, who co—owns the red hen restaurant in virginia, asked ms sanders and herfamily to leave as a protest against the president's administration, accusing it of being "inhumane and unethical". in response, ms sanders tweeted that "her actions say far more about her than about me", adding she would continue to treat those with opposing views " respectfully". back to nizhny novgorod. there is an england penalty. he does that so well. lingard awarded a penalty. there he goes. sprawling to the ground. and of course panama have been well known for their physical aspect of the game. it has been
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pretty physical so far to be honest. that looks like... a pretty stone wall penalty and a chance for england to go 2—0 up within 20 minutes, which would be a perfect start for the england team. let's just listen to the commentary. england with a chance to go two up. commentator: lingard's all right for me. he is onside. the referee was all right too. he didn't hesitate. after the delays that we're getting used to, it is an england penalty. and it is harry kane looking to score for a fifth successive england match. he has also scored in all six games
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he has started as captain. a chance here to make it a magnificent seven. gomez is making a point of trying to put him off. what is going on? well, imean put him off. what is going on? well, i mean maybe it is delaying tactics. but it was gomez trying to put kane off. it is rotten tactics. yeah. 0ne one of the best strikers in the world taking it. how emphatic was that? two goals for
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england against panama. and harry kane set about taking the net about. england two, panama zero, less than 22 minutes played. that is some penalty. look at the pace he gets on it. you talk about pressure? harry kane? come on! so an emphatic penalty, as you would expect from the england captain, harry kane. these are the scenes in newcastle. which we have been featuring all morning. they're watching on the big screen there in newcastle. loving that. loving that early england lead of 2—0 in 20 minutes. a dream start really for england and the manager, gareth southgate. i think always the expectation was england would do well against panama, but this is
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perhaps better than england had been expecting. an opening goalfrom a corner from expecting. an opening goalfrom a cornerfrom john stones. expecting. an opening goalfrom a corner from john stones. a expecting. an opening goalfrom a cornerfrom john stones. a header. and now a penalty. after lingard was brought down in the box. harry kane putting that away. 2—0 to england and delight in newcastle and across the country. you're watching bbc news. 0n the stroke of midnight local time saudi arabia became the last country in the world to allow women to drive. the lifting of the ban is being hailed as an important step towards modernisation by crown prince mohamed bin salman. but there's been criticism that some of the women who campaigned for the change are in prison on charges of treason. donna larsen reports. just after midnight in riyadh, and a piece of history is about to be made. a perfectly normal act in every other country in the world but, until now, not in saudi arabia. ujdeen al—ateek takes the wheel of the family car and drives into the street.
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all i can think about, i can still do my own stuff. i don't have to ask for anyone to take me around. that's very important. for us to drive, 0k, maybe a lot of us don't need to drive but, for me, i used to drive, i used to do my own stuff. so i'm not used to someone to drive me around. wow! i'm so excited, i'm so happy. honestly, i can't express my feelings. i haven't been sleeping for two days just thinking about this moment. and today we're actually on the roads, driving. people are waving, they're so happy. i'm so honoured. it's an amazing feeling. enjoying the freedom of the city, this change has been a long time coming. some activists have been demanding the right to drive for decades. back in 2013, this woman took the wheel in defiance of the law. some were punished for doing the same thing. change is under way in saudi arabia.
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cinemas have been allowed to open along with the first music concerts and the first fashion week. it's all part of a modernisation drive led by the crown prince, mohammad bin salman. but while some restrictions are easing, saudi women are still not free to travel, marry, divorce, or even leave prison without the permission of a male relative. and those who demand too much change are still being punished. 0nly last month, more than a dozen prominent women's activists were arrested for demanding greater rights. donna larson, bbc news. a 15—year—old boy has been stabbed to death in a fight at a community centre in east london. three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder. police said they were called to the centre in romford just after nine o'clock last night after fighting broke out when around a hundred people were leaving a birthday party. it's emerged that some sewage companies in the uk are regularly dumping untreated human waste into the country's rivers. an investigation by the bbc‘s
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countryfile programme has found that 25 thousand storm drains — designed only to be used during heavy rain — are frequently overflowing, mixing rainwater with raw sewage. the environment agency says water companies are committed to tackling the problem but campaigners say more needs to be done. one of britain's main railway lines is back under state control this morning. the east coast line was returned to public ownership after the government ended the stagecoach and virgin franchise. it will now be known as the london north eastern railway, a name last used in the 1940s. the department for transport will run the service until at least 2020. new zealand's prime minister, jacinda ardern and her partner, clark gayford, have presented their new born baby girl — called niamh — to the cameras. ms ardern — who's said to be regaining her strength with macaroni cheese — has been swamped with congratulatory messages from around the globe, including a private emailfrom queen elizabeth. she'll spend a second night in auckland public hospital with her daughter, who twitter wags have dubbed
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the baby "prime miniature". we chose niamh, because we just liked it. when we met her, we thought she looked like she suited the name. also it means in various forms it means bright and radiant and snow, which seemed like a good combination. time for a look at the weather. it is already 2a in some southern areas. it is a lovely afternoon for pretty much all of us. the only area with some cloud is the far north of scotland. you can see we have got much more sunshine for scotland and northern ireland than we have had in recent day and less high cloud in england and wales and no surprise we
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have temperatures into the low 20s. tonight there will be a dip in the temperatures. not as low as they have been. but still into single figures even in towns and cities in scotland. by the end of the night, the progression of more cloud back into the highlands and islands of scotland. that is a change for tomorrow. but it couldn't spoil the day for most. more cloud in east anglia and the south—east. that shifts the highest temperature to the west. today we will see 27. tomorrow 29. possibly a 30. so it is hot. very high levels of pollen right up into scotland and northern ireland and the sun is about as strong as it gets. no rain in sight. could be heading to the driestjune on record in the south. i will keep you updated through the afternoon. the headlines, england get off to a
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perfect start against panama, thanks to harry kane who has scored a penalty. victory will guarantee england a place in the knockout face. measures aimed at halving the number of obese children in england have been announced by the government and voting is under way in the presidential elections in turkey. women in saudi arabia are officially allowed to get behind the wheel of a car, after the authorities lifted a ban on them driving. more on the world cup and the rest of the sport now at the bbc sport centre. thank you. we are half an hour into england's second group game at the world cup in russia and
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so game at the world cup in russia and so far in nizhny novgorod they're 2-0 so far in nizhny novgorod they're 2—0 up against panama. the first goal came from a cornerjust eight minutes in. trippier took it and john stones was left unmarked to power in the manchester city defender‘s first goal for england. then england were awarded a penalty after lingard was brought down. kane took it, the captain coolly converting. these are live pictures. just under 15 minutes to play in the first half. england are very much in control. a victory for them will see them into the


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