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this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 12. a three—year—old boy has been seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in a shop in worcester — police want to speak to three men about the incident. the new brexit secretary, dominic raab, says a brexit deal will be done if the european union matches the same ‘energy, ambition and pragmatism' shown by the uk, but warns the eu not ramp up the pressure. if it's reciprocated, the energy we will bring to the negotiations, we get a deal done in october. if, if. sure. israel says it's rescued hundreds of white helmets civil defence workers and their families from a war zone in southern syria. the police watchdog is investigating allegations of serious corruption and malpractice at the metropolitan police's own anti—corruption unit. virgin media customers lose access to ten tv channels after a row betweeh the company and uktv over fees. the defending open champion, jordan spieth, is one of three
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players tied for the lead heading into the final round of the championship at carnoustie. and at 12:30, the click team heads to farnborough international airshow in search of the future of aviation. good afternoon. police are appealing for information after a three—year—old boy was seriously injured in a suspected acid attack at a retail park yesterday. officers believe he was deliberately targeted in the attack in worcester on saturday and have released images of three men they would like to speak to. a 39—year—old man from wolverhampton has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody. let's talk to our reporter
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olivia crellin, who has been following this story. what happened 7 what happened? what happened happened really in a rather shocking manner in it was to 15 pm on saturday in a busy retail park in the centre of worcester —— to 15 pm. it isa the centre of worcester —— to 15 pm. it is a busy location. and what we know right now, the young boy is being treated for serious burns to his arm and face, other than that we do not have much more information. at what stage is the police investigation? we were talking about an arrest and photographs. police haveissued an arrest and photographs. police have issued two photographs, stills from cctv, on social media on twitter, and said they would like to get hold of these three men to chat to them because they think they may
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have information about the incident. they said also in a statement that the motive for this attack, which they are treating as deliberate and a suspected acid attack, is not clear and the substance is not clear, so it is a suspected acid attack but they do not have more detail about the substance. there has been an arrest, a 39—year—old man from wolverhampton. thank you very much. a story we will be following as it progresses. the new brexit secretary dominic raab has said he's confident a deal can be reached on post—brexit relations by the autumn, so the uk can avoid leaving without a deal. however, speaking to andrew marr on bbc one, mr raab said britain was stepping up preparations for the possible failure of those negotiations — insisting britain would be ready whatever happened. i discussed all this with our political correspondent jonathan blake. i started by asking him whether the brexit secretary
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was holding firm on his threat to refuse to pay the so—called divorce bill if a trade deal could not be reached. he is, and that has been the government's position for some time, under the proposal to quote the line they often use — nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, and that would include, if you asked the government and the negotiators, that £39 billion, or thereabouts, figure that the uk would pay the eu upon leaving. to cover money it does. to cover money it owes. dominic raab has been talking about preparations for a no—deal scenario. if agreement isn't reached between the eu and uk on the future relationship after brexit. we have heard stories and reports about what would happen in that scenario, all kinds of alarming things, lorries queueing at the border for hours, planes not being able to take off, shelves running empty in supermarkets — scare stories according to dominic raab.
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he talked a little about what the government is doing. we have heard in the last week that notices will be published online in the autumn about how businesses can prepare for a no—deal scenario. he said it is not what the government wants. he says he is "striving every sinew" to reach a deal with michel barnier on brexit. but there are preparations being done and this is what dominic raab had to say. we want to strive with the eu to make sure we settle this issue. it has already been agreed as part of the withdrawal agreement. but there is no deal until we agree the whole deal. the prospect of us not moving swiftly to secure the legal position, that there would be people will be removed from this country, i think is far—fetched, fanciful and would not happen. so trying to reassure people from other eu countries in the eu about their fate should no deal be reached. the government is keeping this on the table in the hope that it will provide some leverage in those negotiations. a no—deal scenario would not necessarily be a good thing at all for the eu and the remaining 27 countries. the shadow business secretary
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rebecca long—bailey putting forward labour's position this morning, taking a slightly different line. it is her view seemingly that if labour were in power, they would take the no deal option off the table. no deal should not be an option and that is why we wanted a meaningful vote in parliament and why we called on the government in the event of us voting down such a deal in parliament that they would be required to look at renegotiating the deal. a no deal would be catastrophic for industry. as the weeks and months go by towards october, that deadline is looming in everyone's diaries where a deal needs to be done. the broad outline of an agreement between the eu and uk reached in october, talk of a no deal is not going to go away. jonathan blake. jordan says it's taken in 800 syrian white helmet rescuers and their families from wartorn southern syria. the volunteer rescuers have been evacuated by bus overnight through the israeli—occupied golan
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heights. the civil defence workers and theirfamilies had been trapped by a syrian—government offensive in the south—west of the country. the israeli defence forces have tweeted they were involved, describing the evacuation as an exceptional humanitarian gesture at the request of the us and european countries. jordan says it's agreed to give them safe passage to be resettled in britain, canada and germany, due to a "risk to their lives". images have emerged of the night—time convoy carrying the white helmets and their families. earlier this morning the foreign secretaryjeremy hunt and international development secretary penny mordaunt issued a joint statement. it says that following a joint diplomatic effort from the uk and international partners, a group of white helmet volunteers and theirfamilies have been able to leave southern syria for safety. the statement goes on: "the white helmets have saved thousands of lives during the conflict, at great risk to their own." it says the uk has taken steps to afford protection to as many of the volunteers and their families as possible. all this comes the day
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after hundreds of rebels and theirfamilies arrived in hama province in northwest syria after being evacuated from quneitra, which borders the golan heights, after a deal was struck with the syrian government. the white helmets have rescued thousands of syrian civilians trapped under the rubble, after air strikes, shelling or blasts in rebel—held territory. since the volunteer network was founded in 2013, at least 200 have died and another 500 have been injured. earlier i spoke with paul ronzheimer from germany's bild newspaper who was tipped off by sources, and watched the covoy cross from the israeli side of the border. there were diplomatic efforts in the past week to get them out, which were very tough, very hard negotiations with all sides, with israel. this was an historic night. up to 800 people crossed into israel. they were always against refugees coming into the country and they only agreed to it
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because the white helmets left tojordan and from jordan now they will leave to germany, the uk and canada. is this further evidence, in yourjudgment, that really the syrian war is coming to an end and president assad really is now back in control of large parts of the country and able to assert his authority in a way that for his critics and his enemies means they have got to get out? absolutely. i could witness that. i could see that actually from this israeli point at the border. before this operation started, i saw a lot of bombing, gunfire, and the terrible war inside syria. i don't think it's over yet, because there are still cities like idlib where lots of opposition groups are and the syrian regime and the russians still fight heavily,
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a lot of bombings against civilians in this area. i don't see a near end for this war. the police watchdog is investigating allegations of serious corruption and malpractice at the metropolitan police's own anti—corruption unit. the directorate of professional standards is there to tackle misconduct and corruption but it's now the subject of an investigation by the independent office for police conduct. scotland yard says it is "fully co—operating" with the iopc‘s investigation. in a statement, jonathan green, the iopc‘s london director said the investigation includes alleged interference in, and curtailment of, investigations by potentially conflicted senior officers, failure to investigate allegations of wrongdoing, systemic removal of the restrictions of officers under investigation and racial discrimination." we have an update on this
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investigation and it says the independent office has confirmed the investigation and three middle ranking officers they understand have been given notice they are under investigation and there are different allegations in the investigation and may take in all up to 14 investigation and may take in all up to 1a officers, that is confirmed by a source talking to the bbc. broadly allegations are officers tried to help colleagues who are themselves under investigation following allegations including child abuse, fraud, assault and racism. i can quote from that jonathan fraud, assault and racism. i can quote from thatjonathan greene statement, the international, independent office for please conduct director in london and he said he could confirm the investigation into allegations of serious corruption and of malpractice. that it is taking place. it involves various
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categories, and as part of the investigation three officers have been served with gross misconduct notices, which effectively tells them they are under investigation for serious allegations and one officer is under criminal investigation. assessments on the status of other officers are ongoing and we understand that to be in total 1a who are potentially affected. the investigation we understand is that an early stage and there is a lot of history in previous decades of problems, which may be not connected to what is happening now but you may remember in the late 70s there was a huge operation and that investigated claims that met officers were working at helping organised criminals which spurred subsequent investigations and a clean—up operation by sir robert mark, the then commissioner of the metropolitan police. when we get
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more on this particular investigation, we hope to bring to some of that, talking to our correspondent at 1pm. police are continuing their investigation of the park in salisbury where police believe they —— a couple were poisoned by novichok. cordons have become a familiar sight in salisbury and at queen elizabeth gardens were yesterday saw forensic teams appearing to expand their activity to the toilets behind me but what is crucial now is detectives are able to speak to charlie rowley, who was poisoned by the nerve agent three weeks ago, after he was discharged from hospital we think in the last 48 hours and they will be asking as many questions as possible to get as much information from him as they can. the source of the novichok has been found, but forensic searches go on. a park bench was the focus on saturday.
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nearly two weeks after dawn stu rgess died, charlie rowley was discharged from hospital. his brother hasn't been able to contact him since. i phoned the hospital and they confirmed he had been released and there was an official statement. i haven't spoken to him yet but i hope to in the next few days. it was at charlie rowley‘s home here in amesbury that the small bottle containing the nerve agent was found. charlie has now spoken with detectives, who are now looking into what he has told them, and while there's no evidence he or dawn sturgess were specifically targeted, charlie has been given personal safety advice. it's unclear where he is at the moment, or whether he will be able to return to normal life soon. people in salisbury also wonder when normality can return to their city. ifeel, as a local, that we haven't necessarily been kept in the picture of what's going on. because we are very local, we live five minutes away from all of this. and for salisbury, it has been hugely disruptive. it's really affecting the city, which is tragic. i don't actually find it that worrying. it is reassuring that they are actually doing something. they've got to be covered to be able
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to look for what they are looking for and if they think there's something there, they need to be completely covered, so ijust think the sooner they find what they are looking for, the better. but the investigation into the latest tragic contamination incident is far from over with counter—terror detectives not yet saying who they think is responsible. katy austin, bbc news. charlie's brother matthew and a friend we spoke to yesterday did not know where charlie is but made the suggestion he could be kept under police guard at a secret location. the met police have not confirmed it is true, saying they do not discuss matters of protective security. we know there was no suggestion they were deliberately targeted, however charlie will be given safety advice to make sure there is no danger to him. and of course the detectives will be asking charlie and his brother, perhaps, questions, we don't know,
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as they try to find out who brought novichok to salisbury and how they did it. what has been the public reaction to this further activity? to an extent people have got used to seeing people in hazmats, but in a sense, for it to flare up several weeks after the poisoning, has that caused concern in the town? there has been some concern. there has been a mixed reaction. people were before the second more tragic contamination incident, they were getting back to normal, they had visits to the town from the royal family, they were reassured by the authorities they did not think there was any more novichok around. there has been concern more of it has been found and parts like this are continuing to be searched. there is a general sense that people just wish it would stop, wished the detectives would find
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the source and reassure them finally no more novichok could be found. we were told a couple of weeks ago that the cordons, notjust here but around the hostel where dawn sturgess stayed and around charlie rowley‘s house, they were likely to be around for months, so it could be some time before residents see the city completely returned to normal. katie austin reporting. the headlines on bbc news... a three—year—old boy has been seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in a shop in worcester — police want to speak to three men about the incident. the new brexit secretary, dominic raab, says a brexit deal will be done if the european union matches the same ‘energy, ambition and pragmatism' shown by the uk. israel says it's rescued hundreds of white helmets civil defence workersand their families from a war zone in southern syria. tension mounts at carnoustie. good
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afternoon. good afternoon. not long now until the leaders start their final rounds at the open championship at carnousite. the early starters are out on the course — but the main contedners at the top of the leaderboard get going ove rht next coupel of hours. let's go to the course, john watson is at carnoustie for us. which pairs will the crowds be following todsay? i think tiger woods and francesco molinari, who had out at 2:25pm, if you base it on the size of the crowds following tiger woods yesterday but we know he is chasing the three americans at the top of the three americans at the top of the field, including defending champion jordan spieth on the field, including defending championjordan spieth on nine under, who played well yesterday with an impressive round of 65. getting off to a great start with an eagle. tommy fleetwood and rory mcilroy four shots behind and tommy fleetwood with a level par 71 yesterday. rory mcilroy,
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disappointed with the way he played. he could not follow up his impressive rounds. tiger woods played brilliantly. every one of his six birdies yesterday greeted with huge cheers as he produced his best round at open championship in seven yea rs, round at open championship in seven years, his round at open championship in seven yea rs, his lowest round at open championship in seven years, his lowest round in a major in seven years with tiger woods up there on the leaderboard with five under yesterday. what can he produce today? he is delighted he put himself in contention at another major. he has not won one for several years following the missed yea rs, several years following the missed years, he missed two years at the open following back surgery. he is delighted to be in contention. i'm right there. i have a chance at this which is great. i have shown that i have been there close enough for the chance to win this year. given what happened the last few years, i did not know that would happen again but here i am
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with a chance coming on sunday in a major championship. it'll be fun. we have a fascinating contest with a 42—year—old tiger woods battling 24—year—old jordan spieth. we can look at the leaderboard and see the americans are out in front. sander. we have the chasing pack with rory mcilroy, and tiger woods. francesco molinari, what can he produce on the final day as the europeans and british try to wrestle back the majors, in control at the moment of all of those, the americans. this afternoon's german grand prix could be tricky for lewis hamilton who will start from 14th place in hockenheim after having problems with his car in qualifying. his mercedes suffered hydraulic failure in the first part of qualifying yesterday.
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hamilton is eight points behind championship leader sebastian vettell who will start his home race from pole position. the revamped women's t20 super league starts in taunton this afternoon — with teams playing double the number of matches compared to the previous two seasons. and there was last ball drama in the men's t20 blast. essex needed two runs from the last ball in chelmsford to beat but captain ravi bopara was run out as he dived for the crease. it ended all square adn thta means both sides are still in contnetion to reach the quarter finals. the liverpool mabager, jurgen klopp, says he doesn't care if he is labelled a ‘hypocrite' over the amount the club spends on players. klopp had criticised manchester united for paying almost £90 million for paul pogba two years ago. but liverpool have themselves spent more than £250 million in the last year alone including nealy 70 million on their new goalkeeper, alisson, last week 70 million on their new goalkeeper,
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my 70 million on their new goalkeeper, responsibility to my responsibility is for this club to be as successful as possible. it is not about pushing through my thoughts about that and saying i don't want to buy players and pay big money. we have a really good tea m big money. we have a really good team and squad to improve a squad like this is expensive, to find better players than we already have, they are not waiting around the corner. and stage 15 of the tour de france has just started — geraint thomas of wales is in the leaders yellowjersey, one minute 39 seconds ahead of chris froome, there's full coverage on the bbc sport website. i'll have more in the next hour. thank you. virgin media customers have lost access to ten tv channels showing popular shows including ‘taskmaster‘, ‘red dwarf‘ and ‘one born every minute'. it's all down to a row between the company and uktv over fees. uktv says virgin wanted to cut the amount it paid for the channels,
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but virgin says uktv is unable to provide programming on demand, because of restrictions imposed by its joint owner, the bbc. the channels disappearing include dave and gold. earlier i discussed this with our business correspondentjoe lynam — i asked him whether he thought it might be possible for a deal to be reached. well, put it this way, the ante has been upped by the removal of the ten channels, so from midnight they're gone. and that will focus minds. because they pay virgin, uktv pay virgin for the platform, or the method which we consume alibi, gold, w, david, etc. so there's going to be a monetary loss for virgin. but at the same time, uktv can't make the adverts. because if people can't watch... why pay for advertising? exactly. and remember they have also invested in original contents that they have
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paid for and they now need to monetise, like the new version of red dwarf and all that sort of stuff. at the heart of this and you have already alluded to there, is money and how we watch tv, or how we watch the big screen. i use the word "tv" in a very broad sense. how we watch the big screen. the claim is that virgin media have decided to cut how much they will pay for uktv channels — part—owned by the bbc, part by discovery, networks in the us. and the rest of it, the other side of the argument is how we consume stuff. a lot of people have no problem sitting down watching what is called "linear tv", as in on a set time they know that certain programme will be watched and they will either record it or sit down and watch it in real time. but a younger generation of people have no conception of linear tv. they watch when they want to watch it on catch up tv or they watch netflix or amazon prime, whatever it is or
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iplayer or all four or whatever you have in yourself. so that dichotomy is at the heart of this. virgin say, we want to be able to offer box sets. so box sets of miranda or only fools and horses, the great bbc shows that are at the moment available only in linear form at a set time. now it's on a lot, but it's not on demand per se. on the other hand, uk tv say, you have cut our fees, so we're not making any money here and we can't make the changes you want, because we're earning less. the french finance minister, bruno le maire, has said a trade war is now a reality, and is threatening global growth. he was speaking at a g20 summit in argentina where finance ministers and bankers from the world's leading economies denounced president trump's policy of imposing trade tariffs. translation: we ask the united states to see sense. we call for them to respect multilateral rules and to respect their allies. world trade cannot base itself on the law of the jungle.
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the unilateral increase of tariffs is the law of the jungle. the law of the jungle, the law of the fittest, this cannot be the future of global trade relations. a woman who lost nine members of her family in a tourist boat accident on a lake in the united states has been describing the accident. tia coleman said passengers were told they would not need life jackets — but believes if she had managed to reach one she might have saved her three children. 1a other passengers were also killed. i couldn't see anybody. i couldn't hear anything. i could hear screams. ijust — it felt like i was out there on my own. and i was yelling and i was screaming and finally i said, "lord, just let me die, let me die." i said, "i can't, i can't keep drowning, ijust can't keep drowning." and as i fell in, ijust let go. and i started floating. mps are calling for a consultation on whether the sale
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of realfur should be banned in the uk. the environment, food and rural affairs committee has been investigating why many high street retailers illegally sold fur described as fake, which had in fact come from animals including rabbits and chinchillas. furfarming was banned in britain in 2000, but imported products can still be sold here, as long as they are labelled accurately. at least 10 people have died in vietnam in floods caused by typhoon rains which struck central and northern parts of the country. the waters have also damaged thousands of homes and destroyed crops. aaron safir reports. a violent force of nature that vietnam knows only too well. these waters were unleashed by typhoon, the third tropical storm — son tinh — to hit the country this year. it made landfall on wednesday evening, damaging infrastructure
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and crops through thanh hoa and nghe an provinces. yen bai, like many other areas of the country, continues to suffer floods and landslides in the storm's wake. nationwide, around 4000 houses have been damaged and thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed. these waters have come quickly, but it will take much longer to repair the damage. vietnam's rainy season is betweenjune and november, and storms and floods frequently claim hundreds of lives. so far, around a dozen people are confirmed dead and a similar number are missing. but with several communities still isolated and a warning of more rain is to come, that number could rise. aaron safir, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with helen. there is more cloud today than yesterday, especially in the north and west where we have a weak weather front. some nuisance and west where we have a weak weatherfront. some nuisance value rain and drizzle in the north—west
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scotla nd rain and drizzle in the north—west scotland and possibly northwest northern ireland. elsewhere cloud has cleared and it will be dry and bright for most with sunshine coming through and it will be warmer than yesterday just about everywhere away from the north and west where we have the nuisance value drizzle. should be fine for the goal. overnight cloud thickening in the north and west and rain turning heavier and for most of the main feature overnight is how humid it will be. quite uncomfortable for sleeping. monday dawns on a bright note but we have heavier rain in parts of scotland and northern ireland and it should peter out and another warm day with up to 30, 31 potentially in southern and eastern areas. a hot week ahead.
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