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this is bbc news. the headlines. he has got to score for spain. and has not! a shock victory for russia in the world cup. they are through to the world cup. they are through to the quarterfinals after knocking out spain ina the quarterfinals after knocking out spain in a penalty shoot out. dozens of fire crews continue to tackle an aggressive moorland fire near bolton. lancashire fire brigade say they expect the blaze to continue for days. a major incident has been declared. it is a dangerous area at the moment. in terms of public safety, the advice would be to simply stay off anywhere around the moorland of winter hill. police say a young girl has died after being thrown from inflatable play equipment in norfolk. an investigation is under way. the head of nhs england says extensive planning is under way to prepare the health service for a no—deal brexit. at the start of a crunch week for brexit, 30 conservative mps demand the prime minister takes a tough line with eu negotiators. the communities secretary, says he is "confident" cabinet
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will agree a common position later this week. i think there is no doubt that there is strong views on either side and that is what i would expect as we lead into the discussions on friday. polls open across mexico after a campaign marred by the worst political violence in decades. extra security measures have been taken, after more than 130 candidates and political workers have been killed since campaigning began last september. andy murray withdraws from wimbledon as he continues to recoverfrom hip surgery. welcome to bbc news. the hosts of
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the football world cup russia have knocked out the former champions spain ina knocked out the former champions spain in a major upset this afternoon. the hosts were tied 1—1 through extra time taking the match two penalties. the russian goalkeeper saved two penalties from the spanish team to take his team through. russia were the lowest ranking team in the tournament but have surprised and delighted the home fans by progressing this far. russia will now meet either croatia or denmark who played tonight for a place in the world cup quarterfinals. as always, this is an unpredictable tournament, no more unpredictable tournament, no more unpredictable than this match in moscow this afternoon. let us speak now to our correspondent lee foster who is angering coverage of the tournament from the russian capital. what an afternoon. astonishing. this world cup continues to amaze us at every turn. we have that classic
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yesterday, france knocking out argentina, the two heavyweights going at each other. that was breathtaking and we were all exhausted afterwards. you cannot beat extra time and penalties. it would not be a world cup without them but we did not expect it to come here, because the hosts, russia, they went through in second place in their group and they were sort of, they were found out by uruguay in their last match, slumped 3-1 uruguay in their last match, slumped 3—1 and this was spain, the former world champions. they have not been quite at the races themselves but they did top their group and here we had such high drama, it was 1—1 by half—time and russia, they parked the bus, i will find out what that phrases in russian, their defence was so phrases in russian, their defence was so resolute and spain just kept trying to knock at the door but they did not have the invention we usually see from spanish sides of
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finding a way through. they actually dropped iniesta because they felt they needed to be more direct. they did eventually have to bring him in to try and stop it going the distance that it did and the russian goalkeeper made a very fine save from iniesta as we went into extra time and then the penalties as well. russia were superb, scoring all four off there is and akinfeev, who has been much maligned, if you get something on target it was seen that he would score them, but he saved two off the penalties, and he is there a hero but all of the defenders were aerobic as well. uk news four substitutes now in extra time and the russians brought on a fourth man as the legs were tiring. when they got out of the group by
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winning theirfirst two when they got out of the group by winning their first two matches, russia, this place just winning their first two matches, russia, this placejust came winning their first two matches, russia, this place just came alive, the car horns going all night and when the majority of the 80,000, somewhere that way across the moscow river, it is in the bend of the moscow river, a fantastic stadium where the final will be in two weeks' time, when they get back into town, we will hear them before we see them. it will be something else, this city will not sleep. a lot of celebrating tonight. look after yourself in all of that entertainment. you have a long week ahead of you. what does the absence of spain from the quarterfinal stage mean in terms of the balance of forces now? well, spain with a big tea m forces now? well, spain with a big team and that soft side of the draw. that is england's side of the draw, so that is england's side of the draw, so if we were daring to look that far ahead to so if we were daring to look that farahead toa so if we were daring to look that far ahead to a semifinal against spain, is that now going to be a
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possible semifinal against russia? that would be dreamland for the hosts but what we will see in the next hour or so is croatia face denmark. the croats have looked very good and russia will face one of those teams in the quarterfinals. certainly, it does look like england's park, i'm getting ahead of myself, towards the final in two weeks' time, does it even easier without spain. this is a spanish tea m without spain. this is a spanish team very out of sorts. they sacked their manager on the eve of this tournament and they have had a man in interim charge, he missed a penalty against england in euro 96 and he knows all about penalty heartache from the dugout and taking one himself. spain will have all sorts of possible terms now, just as argentina are already after getting knocked out, but this world cup rolls on without the former
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champions and russia are alive and kicking. thank you so much. more than 100 fire fighters are working in what's being described as "extremely testing conditions" at the scene of a huge moorland fire in lancashire. yesterday strong winds led to two fires merging — the result now covers several square miles. officials say it could take at least a week to put out the flames. 0ur correspondent sarah walton has this report. the fires are still burning. pockets of the north west of england are now covered by smoke and ash as the landscape is tinder—dry with strong winds fanning the flames. this is a blaze thatjust refuses to be beaten. the fires at winter hill started on thursday near a major tv transmitter that serves nearly 7 million viewers. three days on, more than 100 firefighters are still tackling it. this fire is over quite an extensive area, on two faces of winter hill. so we've got two areas in the region of about four square kilometres each and also significant fire fronts. so there's aggressive fire fighting
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going on in areas to stop it spreading towards the forestry and further areas of vegetation. crews on the ground are getting help from helicopters and trenches have been built to try to protect nearby buildings. people are being told to stay away and to keep doors and windows closed. a 22—year—old man from bolton has been arrested on suspicion of arson. 30 miles away, 100 soldiers are still helping crews fight a separate fire at saddleworth moor. they are expected to be there for another 2a hours. what is really needed here is rain and lots of it but there's none forecast for days. sarah walton, bbc news, winter hill. let us speak to sarah now. what is the latest? the latest is that
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despite their best efforts of the 150 firefighters who have been here all day, the third full day of battling misfire, the flames remain to cover the same area. about eight square kilometres of morale and still on fire. we have been to the top of winter hill on the far side of this help where they are battling those flames and it is really backbreaking stuff. not only are they using the hoses from the fire engines but they are doing this by hand using beating sticks, long sticks with leather straps attached to try and snuff out these claims by hand and snuff out these claims by hand and while they can see where the fla mes and while they can see where the flames are above the ground, they cannot tell where the ground is burning underneath, because it is very peaty and that burns easily. they are finding that areas that have had the flames put out, the ground is so hot that they are
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reigniting just minutes later. some good news here, there is a very important television aerial at the top of winter hill serving about 7 million people. that was at one point under threat of the flames but they think it is now safe. a trench has been dug around it and it is filled with water and seems to be doing the trick. this is the control centre, where the fire crews have been coming to col off. it is still incredibly hot, 28 degrees and that combined with the heat of the flames and the protective clothing means they are dealing with intense hate. they have found a huge number of donations of food and cold water coming from people in the area and they say that has lifted their spirits and they are has lifted their spirits and they a re really grateful. has lifted their spirits and they are really grateful. we think the crews will have to leave here when the sun goes down, because of the visibility will become too poor. they will come back at first light
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but the crews are saying that they expect to be here for at least another week. there are contingency plans to stay longer than that because they think it could take several weeks for the flames to go out completely. it is quite an image there you paint of people having to physically beat down the flames. thank you very much. a young girl has died after being thrown from an inflatable that some eyewitnesses say appeared to explode on a norfolk beach. the child was thrown from the inflatable at gorleston beach just after eleven o'clock this morning, and paramedics took her to hospital, but she died of her injuries. an investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. the polls have opened in mexico — after an election campaign marred by some of the bloodiest political violence in the country for decades. security has been tightened with more than one—hundred—and—thirty candidates and political workers killed since september. voters are electing a president as well as members of congress, senators, governors, and mayors. our news correspondent will grant is in mexico city. this campaign has focused on the man
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who is being seen as the likely winner, potentialwinner, a who is being seen as the likely winner, potential winner, a leftist candidate, how much difference would he make to mexico if he does pull it off? well, if you are to believe his supporters, all the difference in the world that he will fundamentally shift the political and economic direction of mexico. no less than thatis direction of mexico. no less than that is his intention. basically what he has been running on is an anti—corruption what he has been running on is an anti—corru ption platform what he has been running on is an anti—corruption platform but that does not do itjustice. he is talking about completely changing, a root and branch reform of the mexican political system, of breaking the monopoly of notjust the two main parties by creating his own third party but also attacking the elite business interests, stamping out corruption between the state, working on the drug cartels,
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trying to find new ways of dealing with that. it is an ambitious agenda to say the least. what would be his relationship with president trump given the huge debate on immigration and the threats that the trump administration has made about building a wall? how would that differfrom building a wall? how would that differ from the current relationship? he is quite a pragmatic man, quite a pragmatic politician and i think initially, if he gets the presidency, he would try to not make too much friction in the early days, but given the nature of the men, there are things we have —— they have in common but in others they have in common but in others they are miles apart and it feels like eventually they would lock horns. particularly on immigration, the cross—border drugs issue, guns coming from the us, money coming from the us to fund the drug war and also now after for example, from the us to fund the drug war and also now afterfor example, the border wall, there are so many issues in which the trump white
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house and washington are at loggerheads with mexico and it seems unlikely that they would not come to clash. this is a huge election with so clash. this is a huge election with so many different offices been elected on the same day. how long are we likely to wait before we know the outcome for the presidency?” would imagine it would be either late at night here, early morning in the uk. so far, and from the polling stations we have been to, things look very orderly but we have to remember that mexico city is not a snapshot of the whole country. things are much calmer in the capital than elsewhere and who knows what is going on in areas where the drug cartels are very powerful? we will have to wait until polls close which is at midnight in the uk and from there, as the count comes in, to see if there are complaints, suggestions of fraud or anything like that. this is ultimately an
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election in latin america and things are always difficult in that sense. thank you very much. the headlines on bbc news... spain crashes out of the world cup as russia beat them in a penalty shoot out and progress to the quarterfinals. dozens of fire crews continue to tackle an aggressive moorland fire near bolton. lancashire fire brigade say they expect the blaze to continue for days. a young girl has died after she was reportedly thrown from an inflatable on a beach in norfolk. an investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances. the head of the nhs in england has revealed that the health service is preparing for the possibility of a no deal brexit. simon stevens says there's been extensive planning to make sure the uk continues to get the medical supplies it needs in "all scenarios."?meanwhile
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the communities secretary, james brokenshire, has said he's confident the cabinet will reach an agreement on brexit, when it meets at chequers this week. tom barton reports. how does the nhs ensure it can get the staff, equipment and medicine it needs if britain leaves the eu without a trade deal? that's the question nhs organisations are grappling with, according to the man responsible for running the health service in england. there is extensive work under way now between the department of health, other parts of government, the life sciences industry, pharma companies, so nobody is pretending this is a desirable situation, but if that's where we get to, then it will not have been unforeseen. but while the nhs is working out what to do if the government can't reach a deal with the eu, ministers insist theirfocus isn't on preparing for no deal, but on getting a good one. we are preparing for all eventualities. the point, though, is that our focus, our attention, all of that detail and effort, must be about getting that deal. that is what is in the best
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interest of our country. but of course, we must be prepared and we will be. the cabinet is badly split on what that deal should look like, with several ministers making their personal views publicly known over the last couple of weeks. infighting that today has drawn scorn from the labour leader. you get the feeling that every time somebody in the government thinks, "we really should get an agreement," we get cabinet ministers going off on a tangent. and also, the white paper on the objectives, well, goodness, the referendum was two years ago and the white paper is only going to come out after apparently a weekend party at chequers for the cabinet. and that meeting at chequers this friday is key and a big challenge. finding proposals for the future relationship with the eu that every member of the cabinet can sign up to. tom barton, bbc news. i spoke to tom barton a little earlier, and he started by explaining why friday's cabinet
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meeting is so crucial. they are there to discuss just one key question which is how close should britain be to the eu after brexit? that is a key question because frankly, cabinet is incredibly divided, deep divisions and very public divisions. just yesterday, we saw michael gove letting it be known that he had physically ripped up a report which suggested, a government report which suggested he backed theresa may's preferred option of a customs partnership and we have had borisjohnson being publicly denounced by ministers who supported remain at the referendum for using, how can i put it, a dismissive expletive when talking about business. but ultimately, all of these ministers need to line up behind a government policy. 0n how to get out, this is a position where it's not going to be possible to maintain the idea you can have different views, you've got to sign up to a common position? yeah, and that's the issue, up to now there's been a breakdown in discipline because nobody,
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because they are tussling to set what the government position is. this meeting on friday, they are going to lock them in a room at chequers and say, "no one is coming out until you can agree, until you can find a position that you all agree on". to be a fly on that wall! absolutely. that position will become a white paper, a formal government document and will form the basis for the next round of eu negotiations about the future relationship. so let's be clear with people, we've agreed with the eu when we are leaving, the end of march next year. we have agreed the sort of transition, broadly, and some elements to be finalised but essentially, the terms for a year 01’ more while we are getting out, while we adjust but this is the next negotiation, exactly what our relationship with the eu will be when we are no longer a member of the eu and when the transition period is finished. exactly right, the end of march next year, we leave the eu but actually, for a period of time up to a couple of years, the end date
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is still slightly movable, there will be a relationship which is almost identical to how it is today. but during that time, the government needs to agree what it is going to look like after that period and at the moment, they can't agree among themselves what it should be. never mind with the eu. exactly and at some point, they have to agree and friday is about getting them to agree amongst themselves and then the process of getting that agreed by the eu begins. a bit of lobbying by one of the big unions ahead of this important meeting this week. they released a poll, i think. this is the unite union, the biggest affiliate union of the labour party, the biggest donor to the labour party, and this isn't the union themselves but the people's vote campaign, the campain for a vote for a second referendum essentially to approve whatever deal the government agrees with the eu. or not. right, but this campaign have done a poll of members of the unite union which is significant
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becausejeremy corbyn is very clear he does not back a second referendum under any circumstances. interestingly, so does the unite union and yet this poll shows that its membership disagrees with both the union and the labour leadership. there's been a lot of debate around jeremy corbyn‘s position, a suggestion that he is in a different place to the majority of his membership. that is something the people's vote campaign are very keen to highlight and i think they are using the poll to make that very point. the rail operator, govia thameslink, could be stripped of its franchises unless its services in the south east of england start to improve. passengers who use its thameslink and great northern trains are also set to be offered compensation equivalent to a months free travel. hundreds of thousands of people have faced weeks of disruption following the introduction of new timetables in may. millions of people who book
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their holidays online will be protected under new eu rules which come into force today. until now, trips booked via websites like expedia and on the beach did not have the same protection as traditional package holidays from travel agents. our business correspondent joe lynam has more. expedia,, ebookers and on the beach are all popular websites for booking holidays. but they are intermediaries. it means if things go wrong, they are not directly responsible. that ends today. more and more people are buying their holidays online, but they don't get the same protection as they would have got from a traditional travel agents. so, thanks to these changes today, anybody who buys a holiday and, for instance, there's an ash cloud, or the hotel isn't up to standard, or the airline goes bust, they'll be protected thanks to these new directives. 83% booked a holiday online last year. most of that was through booking sites. but only half of those
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holidays were financially protected if the hotel, airline or car rental company failed. that will change. but if you book each component part of your holiday separately, you won't get the new protections, as that's not considered a package holiday. when we book our holidays, we usually go online and just look for certain companies, making sure it's, like, atol protected. there's a lot of websites where you can get really good deals for holidays. i know we've been looking into a few, but ijust feel a bit cautious going forward with that because the deals are so good that we don't know if we're going to get the same protection. when i'm sort of looking at protection for a holiday, i don't really think that much about it. ijust usually, you know, find a kind of cheap insurance deal. the new protections — which are eu—wide — only apply to holidays bought from today, so if you've purchased already online and haven't travelled yet, you won't be covered. in that respect, travel insurance is always recommended. joe lynam, bbc news. a notorious career thief in france
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has escaped from prison... in a helicopter. 46 year old redwan fayeed — who is one of france's most wanted criminals — escaped from jail near paris this morning. it's fayeed's second jailbreak. in 2013 he blasted his way out of a prison using dynamite and was on the run for six weeks. seven out of ten council leaders in england believe income tax needs to rise to fund adult social care. that's according to research by the local government association, which says more money is needed now. the department of health and social care says it will publish its proposals in the autumn. 0ur reporter simonjones has more. with an ageing population and a squeeze on council budgets, the strains on care services can no longer be ignored — that's the message from the local government association, which supports local authorities, ahead of its annual conference next week. although councils in england have been able to increase council tax in recent years to help meet the cost, many say it's not enough. it's the overwhelming concern of council leaders
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across the country that the crisis in the funding for social care is becoming more and more acute. the nhs will fall over unless councils get extra money to help people keep in their own homes. all chant: no nhs cuts! this weekend, thousands of people marched through central london to protest at what they say is the underfunding of the health service. the prime minister has pledged billions more for the nhs in england but councils are asking — what about social care? a survey of council leaders and cabinet members suggests 96% believe there is a major nationalfunding problem in adult social care. 89% think national taxation must be part of the solution. 70% say increases to income tax should be considered. just over half of english councils, which provide adult social care, responded to the local government association survey. here at the department of health and social care, they say they recognise the social care system is under pressure and they are committed
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to introducing reforms to ensure it's sustainable for the future. in the autumn, a consultation document will be published with proposals for debate. but the local government association says bold and radical political decisions are needed now. simon jones, bbc news. the search for 12 young boys and their football coach, trapped in a flooded cave in thailand, has entered its ninth day. rescue teams have been trying to reach deeper into the chambers of the tham luang cave in the hope of finding the children, who are all aged between 11 and 16. howard johnson reports. water, gushing out of the tham luang cave complex. earlier this week, engineers began pumping it out from a flooded cavern. other teams have also worked to divert streams from flowing into the area. what we are seeing here is part of a new superjet pump being delivered. it's hoped that when it's fully operational, even more water will be pumped out of the cave complex
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to the right of me here. the falling water levels have galvanised search and rescue teams. last night, thailand's elite navy seal divers returned to a chamber around a kilometre away from the pattaya beach, a high sandbank where many hope the missing boys and their football coach are sheltering. the team will now use fixed ropes and stockpiled air tanks to attempt to push further into the cave. but downstream from the pumping operation, paddy fields are being inundated with water. this village chief says more than 16 farmers have been affected, but his message to the community is simple — the priority is to save the missing 13. 0ne villager said the fate of the children is more important than her livelihood. translation: authorities need to release water onto our rice paddy. if it's to save the kids, we say, no worries. just let the water out to save their lives in the cave.
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and so as the rescue operation enters a critical second week, the people of thailand continue to support it with everything they have. injusta injust a moment in just a moment we will have the national news, but for now though, i'll look at the weather prospects. for most, the heat and the sunshine continues. for others, some welcome rain. devon saw some heavy and persistent rain through this afternoon, starting to pull them off. it comes with a warning for it thunderstorms from the met office all generated by this low pressure that warning extends across south west england and wales and maybe you will see
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some of those thunderstorms pushing east towards the home counties and london through this evening. here is the satellite picture, you can see with the rain has been, more cloud for northern ireland and north—west scotland. brain pushing east, you can see from the orange colours are, where the highest temperatures are. london reached 31 degrees. always cooler on the east coast is, quite misty, particularly the east of scotland. allow for local thunderstorms this evening and overnight through south west england and wales and pushing their way to the home counties and london. patchy rain in scotland, tending to fizzle out, a dry and clear night, but humid in central and southern parts ofa humid in central and southern parts of a global temperatures will not get much lower than 18 or 19 degrees. here is the setup for the working week, much of the country under high pressure, easterly winds, low pressure in france which may push a few showers towards south
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west and southern england but they will be quite well scattered and why we need the rain, many places will stay largely dry. more cloud in the east of scotland tomorrow, but it should be mainly dry, more in the way of sunshine for north that —— for northern ireland tomorrow. you can see with the highest temperatures will be a across england and wales. temperatures in the south available get close to 30 degrees but will possibly bet that 28 or 29 degrees. quite cool for the east coast and these coast of scotla nd east coast and these coast of scotland was the damage is not much higher than 1516 degrees. if labour of what is to come is that the warmth stays with us, light winds and wimbledon starts on monday and it is looking dry with plenty sunshine and still on the warm side if not heart in the central and southern areas of england. cooler for northern ireland and scotland. goodbye.


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