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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 3:00. england score six goals for the first time in a world cup in their match against panama. harry kanejoins sir geoff hurst and gary lineker by completing a hat trick in a world cup. sarah rainsford in nizhny novgorod where fans are streaming out of the stadium after that extraordinary england performance. relief and rapture for england fans everywhere. 2000 supporters here in newcastle have enjoyed a result they could scarcely have imagined before today. but they will be enjoying it long into the evening. 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. 0ur 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
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that are driving them to buy more and eat more cut back on. voters head to the polls in turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections — the biggest challenge to president erdogan‘s 15 years in government. also coming up — women in saudi arabia finally get behind the wheel. after a decades—old ban is lifted women in the gulf state are allowed to drive legally. in half an hour — the click team visit america's first sustainable solar—powered town, good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. england are through to the knockout stages of the world cup after beating panama 6—1 in russia — their biggest win a major tournament. captain harry kane scored a hattrick —
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becoming the leading scorer in the competition ahead of ronaldo. john stones got two and jesse lingard one. panama did get one back in the second half — with their oldest player scoring their first ever world cup goal. england fans across the world are celebrating the lions' win. captain harry kane scoring a hat—trick. some of the fans celebrating the win. the optimism was there. that goal going in at 3-0. was there. that goal going in at 3—0. sarah rainsford is outside the stadium in nizhny novgorod. the fans
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are still coming out. you would think england have won the world cup. something to cheer about at least. these fans streaming out. both staircases fault. the stadium almost at capacity today. a lot of russian people wearing england shirts, supporting england today. a lot of panama supporters going home disappointed but there was a huge cheer from the crowd as the one panama goal went in. this is their first world cup and their first—ever goal, so they were celebrating, the beer was flying and they were loving that one moment. but england fans had the most to celebrate, six goals, extraordinary. still can't quite believe it. james was inside, we re quite believe it. james was inside, were you expecting anything like this? i was expecting a few goals today, but not as many as that. england played fantastic in the first half, i was hoping for more in the second half. were you hoping for ten? i was hoping for world cup
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records, nine or ten. ten? i was hoping for world cup records, nine orten. but i ten? i was hoping for world cup records, nine or ten. but i was happy for panama to get a goal. they had great support and it was a great day. a great atmosphere in the stadium with singing and chanting and flags from all over the uk. great atmosphere from all over the game and also the russians got behind england as well. i really enjoyed that fact. a great atmosphere. how do you fancy the team's chances against belgium?” think we might even win against belgium. i'm hoping forthe semifinals! you heard it here first from james! semifinals maybe. maybe even further... the new confidence of england fans after that incredible performance. 6—1 over panama. possibly record—breaking. and this crowd certainly loved it. sarah rainsford outside the stadium in nizhny novgorod. both sets of fa ns in nizhny novgorod. both sets of fans streaming out. we can find out how the england fans have been
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celebrating in newcastle and go to gerryjackson. a celebrating in newcastle and go to gerry jackson. a lot celebrating in newcastle and go to gerryjackson. a lot ofjumping around and clapping. for more than 2000 fans here in newcastle boss mike times square, though wave of i°y mike times square, though wave of joy and relief is scarcely beginning to subside. —— here in newcastle's times square. zig zag to england. it's been a very good natured event. —— 6—1 it's been a very good natured event. -- 6-1 at it's been a very good natured event. —— 6—1 at england. did you anticipate this atmosphere here today? the atmosphere against tunisia on monday was also fantastic. the atmosphere today was incredible. we brought the whole city together. we didn't expect that victory. we thought england would make it harder for themselves and it would be very cagey, but the city
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has gone wild. nobody expected this. when you seejoin has gone wild. nobody expected this. when you see join unconfined like this, how does it make you feel? job done. for all england fans and everybody watching the event this afternoon, we are all football fans, and to see the joy on peoples faces and to see the joy on peoples faces and the way people have responded to this campaign, it's fantastic. you are planning to show the belgium game in week. absolutely, we are building momentum so all eyes on the belgium game. we can do it, no reason why we can't. this was the first afternoon where people have start to begin to think that we can do it. all eyes on the belgium game. and you know where to come down to find us, live in times square. this has been the first weekend of the great exhibition of the north, the summer great exhibition of the north, the summer long festival of pride in the north of england and you couldn't get better than this to kick it off. if this is how it is around the country in terms of the response to
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the victory today, it's a day england fans will treasure for the rest of their lives. 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 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 ii—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,
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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 ofjunk 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. 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.
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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 9o'clock last night after fighting broke out when around 100 people were leaving a birthday party. polls have closed in turkey in the 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 16 years. turnout has been recorded as very high with steady streams of voters and reported at polling stations all around the country. mr erdogan is looking to win his second 5—year term as president which would also grant him extra powers that were approved
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in a referendum last april. we can go live to istanbul. the polls have closed. summarise the day for us. never before in a decade, as an election mattered so much in turkey. turkey holding parliamentary and presidential elections at the same time it and more than 56 million voters have been casting their votes all across the country in nearly 200,000 ballot boxes. there have been rumours and allegations of vote rigging across the country, but president bernadeau and has played down those allegations and said everything is in procedure and under control. —— president erdogan. this election could make president erdogan even more powerful and the opposition argues that what is at stake is tu rkey‘s argues that what is at stake is turkey's democracy. what is at stake
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in these elections and why is it so important? it's important because turkey is now holding elections after the constitutional referendum of la st after the constitutional referendum of last year. and therefore they are transitioning towards a new system of governance, which is going to be an executive presidency with quite a bit of centralised control of political authority. today we have to win elections, also for parliament. parliament also matters because depending on who gets the majority in parliament, there may or may not be checks and balances over the executive authority. what happens if the governing party loses its parliamentary majority? we would end up in a scenario the french would call a cohabitation scenario, where parliament is no longer under the control of the presidency and president erdogan in this case. it would then essentially compel both
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sides, erdogan, and the parliamentary opposition, to work together in order to prevent a systemic bottleneck of the political system. we have just heard the call to prayer kind us at the mosque. —— call to prayer behind us at the mosque. if president erdogan wins the selection is again then critics say it will be one—man rule and turkish democracy will suffer. is that concern justified? in all democratic societies, the definition of democracy cannot just be subsumed to the electoral vote. in a liberal democracy you also need checks and balances that are ingrained in the constitution. if you end up in a syste m constitution. if you end up in a system where political authority is trying to ce ntralise system where political authority is trying to centralise under the presidency, parliament cannot any more play the role of these checks and balances, and that to me is a
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handicap for any democracy. thank you forjoining us. the polls have closed and the voters in turkey have cast their votes. now it's time to wait and see what they have said, what they have decided. whether they will enhance president erdogan‘s power further, will enhance president erdogan‘s powerfurther, or if will enhance president erdogan‘s power further, or if they will give the opposition in voice we have yet to see. we will bring you updates on the bbc news channel. thank you, from istanbul. we can return to the news that england have beaten panama in their world cup match today 6—1. we can cross to will grant in panama city. it's pretty empty behind you. have the shellshocked fans gone home? they we re shellshocked fans gone home? they were shell—shocked when they were 5-0 were shell—shocked when they were 5—0 down at half—time, then 6—0 down, it was looking pretty ugly,
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and they were soaked through to the skin because the heavens opened the moment kick—off happened. and then the goal came, and that lifted their spirits. it was panama's first world cup goal in their history, scored by their oldest player, baloy. they we re their oldest player, baloy. they were overjoyed in that sense that at least they have something to hold onto from an otherwise pretty depressing game. what about their style of play. a lot of people watching here in england said it was a bit scrappy. a yellow card was awarded against them as well. they can't compete, can they, with the wealth of the premier league and the sorts of players england can turnout. the captains of tottenham, liverpool, so on. but the pride of having made the world cup is still really obvious in panama. 0ne having made the world cup is still really obvious in panama. one woman pointed out to me that chile are not there, italy and the united states
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are not there, but panama is, and they are proud of that. that said, once you make the finals come you wa nt to once you make the finals come you want to make a good fist of it. they would have loved a draw today to ta ke would have loved a draw today to take their first points, but given the circumstances, i think they will make do with their first goal at the very least. just to clarify, are they heading home now? yes, they have one more game to play, but with six points apiece for england and belgium, that is the group decided. they will go home with their heads held high. this is a learning curve for them. they will have to think about another four yea rs' have to think about another four years' time. this is predominantly a baseball playing country. they are hopeful they can make the world cup again infouryears' hopeful they can make the world cup again in four years' time. thank you very much. the headlines on bbc news: england celebrate after making it through to the knock out stages of the world cup in russia thanks to a record—breaking win over panama.
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new measures aimed at halving the number of obese children in england by 2030 have been announced by the government. polling stations have closed in a tea pot polling stations have closed in a teapot is mike presidential and parliamentary elections, the biggest challenge to president erdogan‘s 15 yea rs challenge to president erdogan‘s 15 years in government. a big victory for england at the world cup, harry kane with a hat—trick in england's biggest ever world cup victory. hejoins geoff hurst and gary lineker in scoring a hat—trick for england at the world cup. england have faltered in the cricket as they look to secure 5—0 series whitewash over australia in their one—day series at old trafford. there are 66—5 after 16 overs. roger federerfailed in his attempt to win the title in germany as he continued his preparations for
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wimbledon. i will be back with more on those stories in the next hour. 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. eu leaders are meeting in brussels for talks on migration. jean—claude juncker, the president of the european commission, welcomed national leaders before they posed for a group photo. the talks are taking place ahead of an official european council summit of all 28 leaders later this week. the health secretary, jeremy hunt, has described the warnings by airbus about brexit uncertainty as "completely inappropriate. " earlier this week, airbus warned it could pull out of the uk if the country exits the single
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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." i just thought it was completely inappropriate for businesses 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 11! 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. 0ur political correspondent jonathan blake has more on jeremy hunt's criticism of airbus over brexit. some strong words from the health secretary in response to the warnings from airbus and bmw
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and siemens, the latest international company to warn about brexit and the implications of leaving without a deal. it is different to the language 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
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in brussels next week. saudi arabia has become the last country in the world to allow women to drive. the move is part of a programme of modernisation under crown prince mohamed bin salman. but leading women's rights activists who challenged the ban are still in prison. from riyadh, 0rla guerin reports. 0n the stroke of midnight, seizing their moment, and driving into the history books with a smile that says, it is our turn now. and plenty of support along the way. come morning, more women were taking to the road. teacher kareema seen off by her daughters. in six months it will be your turn.
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the only hazard she faced, male drivers. there is a stop sign, we have to stop. he did not want to stop. oh, my god. kareema has been taking us for a spin around the neighbourhood. today, she and other saudi women are finally behind the wheel. it has been a long time coming, and many women here are hoping there will be more changes ahead. watch us. in a few years you will see that saudi society is different, and the community, mainly. people will be more open, they will be more tolerant. really, a couple of years, five years maximum, saudi arabia will change a lot, for the better. but some saudi women are not free to drive today. this is lujain al—hathloul, who has challenged the ban for years. instead of celebrating, she is now behind bars, along with other leading activists rounded up last month. when i met lujain three years ago, she was expecting a hard road ahead.
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how long do you think it will take for women here to achieve equal rights? do you think it can be achieved? equal rights, the entire package, my god, it would take forever. i will not be alive to actually witness it. and behind the optics of change, saudi women will still have to navigate carefully in this conservative society where the direction of travel is set by the authorities. 0rla guerin, bbc news, riyadh. the white house press secretary sarah sanders says 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".
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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. the former wimbledon tennis champion boris becker insists his appointment as a cultural attache for the central african republic was legitimate. senior officials from the republic claim a diplomatic passport he's been given is a fake, and say they want him to be extradited to face a fraud allegation. speaking on the andrew marr show this morning, mr becker explained how he became a diplomat working for the central african republic. . well, i was approached by the president, his excellency, mr
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touadera, in february, to help him improve the image and reputation of this very difficult and poor country, and so, in a ceremony april, he made me the attache of sport, culture and humanitarian affairs, and that has nothing to do with my bankruptcy proceedings. it was just informing the trustees, and therefore the courts, that if they want to send me to another hearing, my official address is the embassy in brussels, and not in britain or germany. unfortunately the other side, they did not respond to that, and therefore we have these misunderstandings. and this all came about through the belgian side of the central african republic? correct. it has been suggested that german politicians were the go—betweens in that. is that true? the connection was made from german politicians. the reason for it is i am a son of a refugee. my family is all mixed—race, so i have a strong feeling
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towards the african continent, and therefore i have a lot of respect and seriousness within. this was the story behind it, something i continue to do for many years. have you ever been to the central african republic? i have not been yet. i've been very busy with my tennis engagements in the last few weeks but the invitation stands and whenever i have a week free, i would love to visit the country. how many meetings have you had in this job so far? i have met the president on three or four occasions, i have met the ambassador on many occasions. i have spoken to the people on many occasions, and now we are about to go ahead. the reason i'm asking this and you referred to it already, many people think you're using this, perhaps cynically, as a way to get out of bankruptcy proceedings, claiming diplomatic immunity as you now you can. that is correct, but one has nothing to do with the other. i am not running away from my debt. i am just informing the trustees, the courts about my position, as i legally have to do. but you yourself have said, the decision to commence bankruptcy
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proceedings against me was both unjustified and unjust. i have now asserted diplomatic immunity as i am bound to do in order to bring this farce to an end, so i can start to rebuild my life. so you yourself have connected the two things. i have to inform about my official position. when i receive court documents, they have to get to the right address. i have informed the other side already, weeks ago, about this position. it is just a fact. it is very convenient, isn't it? being a diplomat has its ups and it stands. i just want to be correct and inform who i am today. do you have a central african republic passport? yes, i have. the foreign minister has told the bbc that this is a forgery. i do not know what is happening internally within the politics of the republic of central africa but i received this passport from the ambassador, i have spoken to the president on many occasions. it was an official inauguration.
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i believe the documents they have given me must be right. well, the foreign minister, whose signature is supposed to be on it, does not recognise his own signature. this could be cleared up because they want you to go back to the central african republic and be extradited there. would you go if you were asked to go? i am very happy, any time soon, to visit bangui, the capital, and to speak to the people personally about how we can move forward and how we can resolve this misunderstanding and this confusion. but as far as you're concerned, you have got a real passport? i have a real passport. it is at the embassy in brussels the last time i checked. that was boris becker, speaking earlier to andrew marr. 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 countryfile programme has found that 25,000 storm drains designed only to be used during heavy rain are frequently overflowing,
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mixing rainwater with raw sewage. new zealand's prime minister, jacinda ardern, and her partner, clarke gayford, have presented their new—born baby girl called neve 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 the baby "prime miniature". we chose neve because we just liked it and when we met her we thought she looked like she suited the name. also it means in various forms bright and radiant and snow, which seemed like a good combination for matariki and for solstice. coming up shortly, we will be
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crossing to turkey to find out the latest as the polls closed at five o'clock. local time. the current president is mr erdogan. he is facing his biggest challenge, he wa nts a facing his biggest challenge, he wants a second five—year term, but the opposition, muharrem ince, say police protect the ballot boxes and he fears electoral fraud. the kent has begun, as you can see on the screens. has begun, as you can see on the screens. live pictures coming in from istanbul. we will get the latest in a moment. let's get the weather. temperatures have been around 2 degrees above those yesterday and there has been more sunshine today, notably for scotland and northern ireland, and that will continue as we go through this evening. some fine weather to end the day. it does mean that temperatures as they drop away will turn low across parts of scotland so
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it turns chilly here, but for most of us, given that temperatures have been hired in recent days, they will not drop as low overnight. we are getting warmer nights as well. more cloud for east anglia and the south—east on monday morning and cloud returning to the western isles, the northern isles, and perhaps the north—west highlands of scotla nd perhaps the north—west highlands of scotland which may just perhaps the north—west highlands of scotland which mayjust give the odd spot of drizzle. the fine, dry weather will continue for the rest of the week. this is bbc news — our latest headlines.


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