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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm. the brexit secretary says he's confident the uk won't crash out of the eu without a deal. dominic raab says he believes an agreement is possible within months, if brussels shows ambition. the energy that were going to bring to these negotiations, we can get a deal done and october. hundreds of volunteers from syria's civil defence force, known as the white helmets are rescued from a war zone in southern syria. they are safely in jordan. a three—year—old boy who was seriously injured in an acid attack in worcester has been discharged from hospital. police want to speak to three men, following the attack at a shop in the city yesterday afternoon. we got a 39—year—old man under arrest two is helping us with their enquiries at the moment but we are keen to identify the three people in the images we distributed because we
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think they have information that can help us. the police watchdog is investigating allegations of serious corruption and malpractice at the metropolitan police's own anti—corruption unit. ifi if i was able to get a life jacket i could have saved my babies. a woman who lost nine members of her family when a tourist boat capsized in the us, speaks of her grief. the brexit secretary dominic raab says he's confident a deal to leave the european union can be reached by mid october, the deadline set by the other 27 member states. but he says it's right for the government to step up preparations over the summer, for the possibility that no agreement is reached. the former conservative prime minister sirjohn major warned that a ‘no deal‘ brexit, could result in dire economic consequences, for those he said "who could least afford it'. here's our political correspondent chris mason. laughter.
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it sounded like they all agreed, but at the cabinet meeting last week, some around the table were still unsure about the prime minister's plan for brexit. that's according to the new brexit secretary. but, he's sounding confident a deal can be done with brussels. i'm striving every sinew with our department, with michel barnier, who i think is a man who wants to do a deal with us, tremendous pressures on his side to get the best deal. but we've got to, i think it's the only responsible thing to do, to be prepared if those negotiations, the energy, the ambition and the pragmatism that we have shown are not reciprocated. with the energy that we are going to bring to these negotiations, the ambition and the pragmatism, we get a deal done in october. labour leaderjeremy corbyn has spent the day at a festival. he is frustrated by what he sees as government dithering.
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it is two and a but years since the referendum, they should be in a better position to know what kind of arrangements we should have in the future. i get the feeling that the tail is wagging the dog in the tory party. those that want no deal seem to be ruling the roost, and they are pushing for that. no deal would be a very, very bad situation. if the arguments about the uk and the eu sound just a tad familiar... this man was furious with conservative eurosceptics a quarter of a century ago, and he still is. if we crash out without a deal, the people who have the least are going to be hurt most. it would be a terrible betrayal of the interests of everyday people, who really are not political. sirjohn cited a government forecast suggesting the north—east of england, which endorsed brexit, would take the biggest economic hit in the uk if there is no deal struck with the eu. he also said another referendum would be morallyjustified. so, do people in
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middlesbrough agree? probably reconsider another referendum due to the fact that they might not want to leave, because quite a lot ofjobs would be lost. i think basically what we should do is get no agreement on brexit and just walk away. a new referendum just means that there is an opportunity for it to go back to how it was, and i think we can do with change. much to the goverment‘s relief, mps finish here for summer on tuesday. but then the prime minister and her senior team will fan out around europe, trying to sell her vision of brexit. chris mason, bbc news, westminster. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers — our guests joining me tonight are the author and broadcaster, natalie haynes and rob merrick, deputy political editor of the independent. israel has intervened to help more than a hundred members
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of the volunteer syrian civil defence force, known as the white helmets, escape an offensive by government forces, in southern syria. they're now safe injordan along with 300 members of their families. britain, along with france and canada requested israel's help, over concerns the volunteers might be detained by the syrian army. the white helmets mainly work in rebel held areas rescuing civilians from air attacks. here's mark lowen. rescuing the rescuers. syrian civil defence volunteers and their families evacuated into jordan, and to safety. these pictures filmed by the israeli army show its troops escorting the white helmets from the syrian border, escaping assad regime and russian forces. israel's prime minister said it was an urgent international operation. translation: the lives of these people, who have saved lives, were now in danger. i therefore authorised the transfer, via israel, to other countries as an important humanitarian gesture.
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they will now be resettled in britain, canada and germany. the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, called the white helmets "the bravest of the brave", adding, "in a desperate situation, this is at least one ray of hope." in the hell of syria's war, the white helmets have often been first on the scene, pulling victims from the rubble of air strikes, administering first aid when hospitals are bombed. nominated for the nobel peace prize, the volunteers say they have saved over 115,000 lives. 260 white helmets have been killed, some targeted by a second air strike as they moved in. but president assad calls them jihadists. as syrian government and russian forces surround opposition areas of south—west syria, civilians and fighters have been bussed to rebel—held idlib in the north. but the regime refused to let the white helmets join them. as assad forces, backed
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by russian air power, close in on south—west syria, resistance is crumbling. and the medical lifeline of the white helmets has been cut. mark lowen, bbc news. caroline anning is save the children's syria advocacy manager — she gave us their perspective on the work of the white helmets. well, i think definitely no doubt that given the state of the violence in israel, the huge use of explosive weapons in populated areas, people being pancaked on top, they clearly have done vital life—saving work, putting their lives at risk to save people day in and day out. so you have to commend them for that work, but i think one of the things to remember is that this is impressive this has been
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been able to happen, to pull these people and their families out, by the same time, the violence is ongoing in southern syria, where families and children are attacked and without the military and eight, people have been delivering aid, running schools hospitals also fear for their lives now. so i think it is a step forward, but we still have much to do. working behind the scenes to ensure the safety of humanitarian work, for international aid agencies, , we cannot do our work and help children and families on the ground without the network of syrian humanitarians who have been there, stayed in very dangerous conditions and are doing things like running underground schools, running clinics, nutrition programmes, all sorts of things that are keeping families together. and we're now trying to work with these parties, but we're trying
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to ensure people are safe. and when possible they're able to continue their work. police in worcester have released cctv images, of three men they want to question, after a three—year old boy was seriously injured in a suspected acid attack. officers say he was deliberately targetted. a 39—year—old man from wolverhampton has been arrested, on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. olivia crellin reports. a shocking attack in an quintessential english city, it was the scene of a acid attack on the child in a busy retail park. it left residents shaken. it was just really disgraceful. to anybody, as it is happening to
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children as well. the police have released these images, but 2a hours later they do not know the motive for the attack of the exact substance use. it was dangerous enough to hospitalise the young boy who was being treated for serious burns on his arms and face. at the moment we are uncertain as to what extent those injuries are and what extent those injuries are and what the long—term applications will be. relief for the family but even this quiet city, the threat of acid attacks lingers. three members of the anti—corruption unit at the metropolitan police are being investigated over claims they covered up or failed to properly pursue allegations of wrong—doing by other officers. the independent office for police conduct, which is carrying out the investigation, says a number of other officers are also being assessed. our home affairs correspondent tom symmonds gave us the detail from scotland yard. this is about the directorate of professional
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standards at the metropolitan police, that itself investigates problems with police officers, either criminality by police officers or breaches of police guidelines, misconduct. the police watchdog says individual officers within that directed it may beast guilty of serious corruption oi’ beast guilty of serious corruption or malpractice. it is about the allegation that those officers may have interfered with or prevented investigations into officers, and so far three middle ranking officers within the directorate have been told they face investigation and they are looking at the cases of another dozen or so. it is a highly controversial announcement, a highly controversial announcement, a highly controversial thing for them to say. the met has had a long history of dealing with corruption within the force. in the 1970s and 80s it was about corrupt links with the criminals and now it seems to be about potentially corrupt links with
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other police officers. a woman who lost nine members of her family, when a tourist boat sank on a lake in the american state of missouri, has been describing what happened. in all, 17 people died when the duck boat capsized during a thunder storm, on table rock lake on thursday. caroline davies reports. out of her hospital bed, in public for the first time. last week, tia coleman was on a pleasure cruise with her family when the duck boat she was on started to sink. when that water came over the boat, i didn't know what was happening. i had my son right next to me. but when the water filled up the boat, i could no longer see. and i just remember kicking and swimming, swimming up to the top. and as i was swimming ing. isaid, "lord, please let me get to my babies, i've got to get to my babies". i've got to get my babies. tia was rescued, but 17 people didn't survive, including her husband, three children and five
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other relatives. the boat had life jackets, but tia says the family didn't wear them because she was told they wouldn't need them. if i was able to get a life jacket, i could have saved my babies. because they could have at least floated up to the top and somebody could have grabbed them. and i wasn't able to do that. under missouri law, passengers over the age of seven aren't required to wear life jackets. there was a weather warning before the boat set out, but the owner of the tour boat company said he'd been told by employees that the storm had come out of nowhere. something happened, and we don't know exactly what it was, and we will. but it doesn't matter. any time people suffer a loss like that, it can't be replaced. i mean, it's absolutely devastating. the community here have each other to lean on. when tia goes home to indiana,
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it'll be without her family. since i've had a home, it's always been filled with little feet and laughter. caroline davies, bbc news. ii taxi drivers have been shot dead in south africa. they were ambushed by unknown gunmen late on saturday as they were returning tojohannesburg from a funeral. four others are seriously injured in hospital. rivalry between groups running minibus taxi routes has led to violence in the past. south african journalist ayanda mhlongo has been telling us about what the motivation could be behind the attack. there can be a horrific incident taking place here in south africa and the province, and of course the police have said that they do not know what the motive of
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this heinous act is. it is believed to be linked to ongoing turf war that in that city ofjohannesburg, between the ivory park association and they have had quite a long battle between themselves and other rival associations over routes. and that has generally been what has been the reason behind the taxi violence across south africa, way back to the 1980s. where the taxi started operating in south africa, every single province in this country, we've seen is that the reasoning behind it has always been a battle over routes, a rather lucrative industry in south africa and they carry about 60% of commuters and over 14 million people in south africa, use the taxi as a means
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of transport, and so is a multibillion—dollar industry, there's been a number of concerns of course that it has been an industry that has been unregulated for many years, and as result now, we are seeing hundreds of people entering into the taxi industry and it's major competition and there's not enough space space for all of them, the headlines on bbc news. the brexit secretary says he's confident the uk won't crash out of the eu without a deal. dominic raab says he believes an agreement is possible within months, if brussels shows ambition. hundreds of volunteers from syria's civil defence force, known as the white helmets are rescued from a war zone in southern syria. they are safely in jordan police want to speak to three men, following an acid attack on a three—year—old boy in worcester. sport and for a full round up,
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from the bbc sport centre, here's holly hamilton. francesco molinari has won the open championship he's the first player representing italy to win a men's major... just 2a hours ago, it seemed unlikely that anyone but an american would be taking home the claretjug but molinari's final round of 69 secured victory by two strokes. tim hague reports. the winds of change at carnoustie on championship sunday which quickly so off the challenge of several players. did anyone contends with the conditions? there was one man. two birdies to chemists and site of
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a 15th major and while the galleries wa nted a 15th major and while the galleries wanted at the golf did not. raining champion jordan spieth struggled, with a visit to the shrubbery, but no such problems forjustin rose. he got to six under as both he and rory mcilroy went in clubhouse leaders. their fellow european francesco molinari focused on just his game, supported by the odd bit of sensational play. it gave the italian the chance to secure a score of eight under and error was never any doubt. time then to watch and wait but not for too long. a first major champion from italy and the winds of change have swept through carnoustie. lewis hamilton has come through a storm and a stewards inquiry to win the german grand prix and reclaim the lead of the formula 0ne drivers' championship.
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the briton's dramatic victory from 14th on the grid was in doubt after he broke the rules by crossing the pit lane line. he was given a reprimand, but allowed to keep his fourth win of the season. sebastian vettel lost the race and the championship lead after losing control on the wet track. would never have thought you could do something like that today but i just kept pushing and kept believing, and it happened so i really manifested my dream today. 15 stages completed, six to go at the tour de france, and geraint thomas is heading into the last week in the leader's yellow jersey. no change in the overall standings after stage 15, denmark's magnus cort nielsen sprinted clear of a three—man breakaway for his first win on the tour. all the leaders crossed the finish line together, so thomas is still one minute 39 seconds ahead of his team leader chris froome. tomorrow is a rest day before the race climbs the mountains of the pyrenees. 0n the last day of
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the anniversary games, greg rutherford bid farewell to the london stadium — scene of his greatest triumph, long jump gold at the 2012 olympics. he finished 10th, but received a great reception ahead of his retirement at the end of the season as kate grey reports emotions were running high for a greg rutherford bradley wood introduced to the london cloud for the last time. a household name sincejumping the last time. a household name since jumping to victory at this very track six years ago, but today wasn't about the performance due to struggles with injuries. instead it was an exhibition and a goodbye to his loyalfans. was an exhibition and a goodbye to his loyal fans. he was an exhibition and a goodbye to his loyalfans. he managed to get his loyalfans. he managed to get his third jump onto the scoreboard but not enough to contend with the rest of the field. it didn't matter to this london cloud as they savoured every moment of his final farewell. one of the things i
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remember distinctly from london 2012 was saying, this is your chance, when they ran through on the first attempt, and again today, people shouting, well done, thank you for the memories. it brings a tear to your eye, but the memories. it brings a tear to youreye, but again, the memories. it brings a tear to your eye, but again, a lovely way for me to say goodbye. plenty to cheer about as the men's four by 100 really had a dominating performance setting the fastest time in the world this year. and that also continued in the para events. breaking her world record in the process. another world record in the 200 metres, leaving the rest of the field a long way behind, so a day of mixed emotions and memories and future promise with greg rutherford enjoying his comment on the track with his biggest fan by his side. over at queens park, day 2 of the hockey world cup saw wins for italy, argentina and australia in their opening games. meanwhile, the netherlands began the defence of their title
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with a resounding victory over south korea. they took the lead afterjust one minute with an easy tap in by frederique matla — and 11 minutes into the first quarter, they'd gone four nil up — including this strike by kitty van male. the koreans even opted to change their keeper. it didn't help though — with the dutch side continuing their onslaught to claim a 7—0 victory. that's all the sport for now. look forward to that. the french fine and minister has said a trade war is now a reality and is threatening global growth. he was addressing a g8 summit when fine and leaders denounced president trump's policy of imposing trade tariffs. we asked the united states to see
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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 and 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. 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 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
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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. millions of virgin media customers, have been unable to watch some of their favourite tv channels today, because of a row between virgin, and the broadcaster uktv. popular stations like dave and gold, are among all ten of uktvs channels that have been cut, in a battle over fees. here's our business correspondent joe lynam. 90% of all foreign tourists come from abroad.
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already, you're picking up the lingo! only fools and horses, the good life, but from many uk tv viewers, there favourite channels disappeared. that's because ten channels, including dave and gold, have been pulled entirely from their platform and with them, a host of the country's favourite shows. simon is very disappointed, he loves watching dave. i'm frustrated that i renewed my contract and did not know about this. so i'm frustrated that there is a lot of content that i watch, particularly dave. uktv is a joint venture between the bbc and discovery they own the rights to broadcast
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bbc tv shows, but virgin has cut the price of the pay, so they have switched off the signal entirely. virgin media have offered us significantly less money for the services, the reality is that money is important to us, it allows us to invest in the channels, and the programmes that our viewers love. and we are not willing to jeopardise that. but virgin sees it differently, it's a big uk tv refuses to allow viewers to watch box that's all in one go. we would like uk tv to provide us the box set, the same box sets that they provide to netflix, so we want our customers to have that same access. we are selling public water to the public. for every day that channels such as dave and gold are absent,
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both sides will be losing money. in the meantime, viewers are missing out. mps are calling for a consultation on whether to ban the sale of realfur in the uk. the environment, food and rural affairs committee has been investigating why many high street retailers illegally sold fur described as fake, sarah corker reports. in the 1990s, evocative anti—fur campaigns raised awareness of the issue. decades on, some shoppers have been unwittingly buying real fur labelled as fake. the mis—selling was exposed by campaign groups and the media, including this investigation by the bbc. it emerged that several major retailers had sold products described as artificial, but tests showed were made from fox, rabbit and chinchilla. now an inquiry by the environment, food and rural affairs committee accuses retailers of being complacent about the problem.
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the reason why people buy fake fur is so that they're not wearing real fur, so it's pretty shocking that they can get away with that, really. i'd be disgusted to ever find out that something was an animal product that i hadn't knowingly bought into. so i don't think it's acceptable in any way, shape or form. furfarming was banned in the uk in 2000 but it is legal to sell some types of real fur imported from other countries if it is accurately labelled. during this inquiry, evidence was taken from retailers here in camden to learn how realfur was mis—sold as fake, and what changes have been put in place to make sure it doesn't happen again. and the report calls for clearer labelling and stronger enforcement of the rules by trading standards. mps also want the government to begin a consultation on whether the sale of all types of real fur should be outlawed. sarah corker, bbc news. need yourfarmers for the
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need your farmers for the days ahead. now it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz shafernaker. the heat is back. some of us absolutely the heat is back. some of us a bsolutely love the heat is back. some of us absolutely love this hot and sunny weather, others cannot stand it. the heatwave this week will be mostly felt across southern and eastern parts of the country, so elsewhere towards the west and the north not quite so hot, but very humid whenever you go, and this night is going to be very warm across the uk. it is possible that the temperature in the south will drop now lower than 20 celsius, even 17 in belfast. the chance of a few showers across north—western areas through the course of monday, possibly affecting merseyside and northern wales, but to the east and the south the dry and bright the weather will be. the temperature will possibly exceed 30
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celsius. the heat is on and i think we will have five consecutive days in london with the temperature around 30. hello this is bbc news. the headlines: the brexit secretary says a deal with the eu can be reached by october if brussels shows ambition, but dominic raab says the government is prepared for the possibility of no deal. hundreds of volunteers from syria's civil defence force, known as the white helmets, are rescued from a war zone in southern syria. they are safely in jordan. police want to speak to three men, following an acid attack on a three—year—old boy in worcester the police watchdog is investigating allegations of serious corruption and malpractice at the metropolitan police's own anti—corruption unit.

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