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this is bbc news. the headlines at 6: geraint thomas is on the brink of becoming the first welshman to be crowned champion of the tour de france. five people die, hundreds of buildings are destroyed and tens of thousands flee their homes as wildfires rage across northern california. seven or so majorfires are now burning here in california, and some 90 that are burning across the western united states and in fact as far across as colorado and new mexico. tourists are led to safety as a powerful earthquake hits the indonesian island of lombok. at least 1a people have died and more than 100 are injured. and some 90 that are burning across the western united states a labour mp, who's facing possible suspension after angrily criticising the leadership‘s stance on anti—semitism, says he's ashamed of the party. also coming up: britain's lewis hamilton wins the hungarian grand prix. it means the mercedes driver heads
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into formula 1's summer break with a 24—point championship lead. geraint thomas is on the brink of becoming the first welshman to win the tour de france. the riders are on the final lap in paris and, when he crosses the finish line on the champs elysees, he'll become the third british rider to win the race in seven years. let's speak to our wales correspondent, tomos morgan, who's in cardiff. that bar has been getting busier and busier behind you over the last few hours and we are approaching the final moments. yes, we are. this
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place will erupt any time soon. the atmosphere is truly electric right now, the first time i have seen car death like this for a cycling race. i have seen it many times on rugby and football but never the cycling. alan davies, the head coach were geraint thomas started, and huge moment for you, seeing him cross the line. it will be immense. it is hard to put into wordsjust how proud we are of what this man has achieved. you get this kind of atmosphere in wales during rugby, but never the cycling. this is a first for cycling. this is a first for cycling. he has one big races in the past are nothing like this. we have never seen anything like this for cycling. in the past, geraint thomas has won medals for track, but i
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think it was in 2015 he moved onto the roads, and it might not been for yourself, gareth, that he took to the roads because when he was a youngster, am i right in saying you we re youngster, am i right in saying you were one of the first people that took him out on extra rides and practices on the roads? he found us up practices on the roads? he found us up and said, can you help us out? usually what happens, families coming who have always been an cycling, dads will take the kids out, the rate did not have that. 25-30 out, the rate did not have that. 25—30 miles on the lanes. out, the rate did not have that. 25-30 miles on the lanes. wage was he back then? about 12 or13, you sat on my wheel and spun past me in the end. those were good times, really good memories. talking about that, we discussed this earlier, but
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that, we discussed this earlier, but that sort of enthusiasm is how he has got to where he is today, hard—working? has got to where he is today, hard-working? a huge amount of hard work he has put another many years. he is 32 now and started winnie was nine. it is a lifetime of dedication and discipline. then you create the excitement unit going on behind us! who are probably tainted by this next question! three grades coming out of the same high school, sam warburton the rugby captain, gareth bale, football legend, geraint thomas now, does this seem clips the other two? in my opinion, it does, because this is the biggest annual sporting event in the world, the biggest bike race in the world. and he is about to win! it is an individual sport as well? went geraint thomas started, these days,
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everybody rides a bike, there is a clear pathway to olympic success. 20 years ago, nobody was riding bikes. there was no clear way to success and to navigate his way to the top of the podium for the tour de france is amazing. it was difficult for him to begin with because he was travelling back on board to manchester, giving his a—levels, travelling on a frame every friday. —— train. obviously, things have changed since then. a lot of the training is local to us. this is the result of lottery funding. but there isa result of lottery funding. but there is a much bigger level of support from welsh cycling, british cycling, to help these youngsters when they come through. but the amount of hard work they need to do is do the same. that is what has epitomised him. some people say, to begin with, it
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was not obvious to spot the talent, but the hard work, the drive, the work and effort he put in and the humility he has shown all the way through has gotten to where he is today. and with less than five kilometres to go, i can promise you this place will go absolutely bonkers when he crosses the finish line ina bonkers when he crosses the finish line in a couple of minutes' time. we will be back to you then. a great collection of guests and celebrations to come. firefighters are tackling more than 100 separate fires along the west coast of north america, from canada down to the us state of new mexico. in california, 40,000 people in a single town have been forced to abandon their homes. the wildfires are known to have killed five people, two of them children, but many remain unaccounted for. caroline davies reports. with the force to pull trees from the earth and overturn cars, gale force winds have turned this californian wildfire into what survivors called a tornado of flame. it's torn through forests and buildings, forcing nearly 40,000
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to flee their homes and offices in just one town, including one local tv station. we are going to leave the station because it is now unsafe to be here. from the air and on the ground, firefighters are trying to control the blaze in and around the city of redding, but stopping it has been difficult and dangerous. the winds were so strong, the fire jumped the sacramento river. to fight fire in rugged country, we're used to doing that but, when it blows into a whole community or a city, it is a whole different element. this is the devastation it leaves behind. many who left don't know if their homes are still standing. some chose not to leave at all. homes were exploding. cars were exploding. i have a wife and kids, and i said i'd better facetime my wife, just in case. i didn't let her know why i was doing it but i wanted to see her face one more time.
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five people have died in the fires so far including an elderly woman and her two great grandchildren aged just four and five. the fire moved so quickly it is difficult to know who escaped and who didn't. at least 12 people are reported to be missing. this is just one of 130 wildfires burning across north america and, as the dry weather continues, so too does the danger. caroline davies, bbc news. let's speak to our wales correspondent, tomos morgan, who's in cardiff. less then two calamitous to go here. the ceremonial ride is coming to its climax. what many people might not know is that geraint thomas is one number of medals already, he is a double 0lympic
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number of medals already, he is a double olympic gold medallist, commonwealth medallist and a three—time world champion. since moving to the road, you has won some as well in 2015. it is only in the last two years he has taken it seriously. he wants to focus on the big wins. and this year that is exactly what he has done in the tour de france. last year, the one the first stage and was wearing the yellow jersey for a while first stage and was wearing the yellowjersey for a while but first stage and was wearing the yellow jersey for a while but then crashed, breaking his collarbone, a huge loss ending his ride, but this year he has put it right and as we can see the whole of the city, in this cafe right now, are watching him cross the finish line. as i mentioned earlier, it is not often that you see this type of crowd for any kind of sport in wales other than rugby or football, any kind of sport in wales other than rugby orfootball, really. and to see someone than rugby orfootball, really. and to see someone cross than rugby orfootball, really. and to see someone cross it with such an emphatic style is incredible. and
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hey years, crossing the finish line now! —— here he is. one of wales' living legends, crossing the finish line, and cardiff going absolutely wild! this will go down in history as one of the greatest sporting achievements of welsh sport, no doubt at all will stop the first welshman to win the tour de france, only the third briton to win the tour as well. gareth, only the third briton to win the touras well. gareth, if only the third briton to win the tour as well. gareth, if i can come tour as well. gareth, if i can come to you quickly. when you first took out on the track... i have been really stressed all week about this. i worry about him. every time he has a race, i message i worry about him. every time he has a race, | message on i worry about him. every time he has a race, i message on twitter and say
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good luck, you always crashes! this year, i said to him i would not message and many more. sol year, i said to him i would not message and many more. so i have not message and many more. so i have not message tim. then he won the big race. isaid, c? it is message tim. then he won the big race. i said, c? it is done to me not messaging you! i message tim a bit during the race, it is amazing. a bit of pride, knowing you on the first to take out on the road? a bit of pride, knowing you on the first to take out on the road7m a bit of pride, knowing you on the first to take out on the road? it is just incredible. you never think about that. he would not think, oh yeah, he is good, you could win the tour de france one day. you do not do those kinds of reasons. he was a really good kid, enjoyed riding the bike, and it wasjust good fun to be around. it is just bike, and it wasjust good fun to be around. it isjust incredible what he has done and he deserves everything he gets now. when he comes down to the club to have a chat with youngsters, he has always been very good. the kids that are
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not involved in cycling, they understand he is special. now anybody who comes to the club will know his name. it is incredible. and the inspiration he will now be for these youngsters behind me, for the clu b these youngsters behind me, for the club and, hopefully, the hundreds of kids out there who are not in a bike at the moment and fancy coming along and giving it a go. what are your plans to celebrate the might?m and giving it a go. what are your plans to celebrate the might? it is a quiet night because the media want us a quiet night because the media want us at the track at 6am tomorrow! that is my fault, sorry about that! i have got beer in the fridge at home so i will be having that. celebratory right, maybe later? this morning in the rain, i did the ride which are used to take geraint thomas on. it was quite emotional. road back past his house. all those
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years ago, we were thinking, we used to do that now he has crossed the line won the race. thank you both so much. as you can see, this place is gone wild. wales will remember this victory for some time to come, i am sure the debate now begins where this achievement ranks in the history of welsh sport. and that is a debate i do not want to get involved in! after 21 stages, three weeks, and over two thousand miles of racing, geraint thomas has ridden his name into history — he's the first welshman to win the tour de france. the final stage is largely ceremonial, a time for champagne and celebration on the streets of paris, traditionally no—one
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attacks the lead of the man in the yellow jersey. there is a competitive element to it — the sprint for the stage win is fiercely contested. norway's alexander kristoff won the stage on the champs elysees. this is the moment when thomas offically crossed the line and was confirmed as the race winner — the third british rider to win it, and the sixth victory for team sky in the last seven years. i crashed on day one, it gave him a nominal lead which he built an animated zone. he won the final time trial, really needed it. he has shown what he is capable of and has shown what he is capable of and has shown glimpses for years. he has been fantastic in the mountains, yet one bad day and everybody doubted whether geraint thomas could actually do it for three weeks, well, you can. lewis hamilton has extended his lead at the top of the formula one drivers‘ standings with a dominant win at the hungarian grand prix. 0n the tight hungaroring track, hamilton had done much of the hard work by securing pole position in qualifying yesterday. he was never really under threat.
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hamilton's championship rival sebastian vettel fought his way back up into second to keep the gap down to 2a points in the race for the title. but he couldn't stop hamilton securing his sixth win in hungary. what a beautiful day, what a great crowd we have had. an amazing job for the team. the come out with these points, will definitely be a bonus for us. yorkshire's director of cricket martyn moxon says the club will hold talks with adil rashid's agent over the spinner‘s future. rashid's been named in the england squad for this week's first test against india despite signing a deal to only play white ball cricket for his county. rashid's been told that he'll need a red ball contract next season if he's to be able to continue playing test cricket. in the women's super league, western storm beat loughborough lightning by 18 runs. rain delayed the start at taunton and reduced the match to just six overs each. but there was no shortage of fireworks as smriti mandhana
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hit a quickfire half—century to help western storm to an unassailable 85—2. english golfer richard mcevoy has won his first european tour title at his 285th attempt. it's been a long time coming, he's 39 years old. he birdied the final hole in hamburg to finish on 11 under par to win the porsche european 0pen by a single shot. and earn himself about £300,000 — more money than he's won in any year of his career. burnley have confirmed that their goalkeeper nick pope has dislocated his shoulder. he did it during their europa league qualifier with aberdeen last week. pope of course went to the world cup with england, but it now looks like he'll miss the start of the premier league season. he'll see a specialist tomorrow. hearts are through to the knockout stage of the scottish league cup after beating inverness caledonian thistle 5—0. inverness actually started well but hearts then scored three goals in just four minutes,
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0oochay ikpeaazu with the opener. but the goal of the game came from ben garuccio, a fantastic free kick straight into the top corner. the results means hearts will play dunfermline in the last 16. and it's been a mixed day for wayne rooney. be warned some blood and gore coming up. wayne rooney scored his his first goalfor his new club — dc united — in their 2—1 win over colorado rapids in the mls. but then he broke his nose whilst helping to defend a corner. he ended up with five stitches. that's all the sport for now. donald trump has been told that his escalating attacks on the news media are "inflammatory" and "dangerous and harmful to our country." ag sulzberger, the publisher of the new york times, made a series of "blunt " warnings to the us president during a meeting onjuly 20th.
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we are nowjoined live by correspondent chris buckler in washington dc. this is a very interesting exchange of views between the man who edits the paper that prides itself with that slogan, all the news that is fit to print, and a president who frequently lump busts the newspapers, broadcasters like the bbc, and the new york times. he has a running battle with the new york times. extremely critical of what he consistently calls for failing new york times. this seems to have been a meeting in orderfor both sides york times. this seems to have been a meeting in order for both sides to ever grievances. it happened more than a week ago and specifically the new york times said they did not talk about it, it was off the record asa talk about it, it was off the record as a result of a request from mr
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trump's aids in the white house. however, he has now gone ahead and tweeted this morning. you read out his tweed. it gives one impression of the meeting. the new york's times statement gives something different in what they say. if you take a look at what he says in his statement, he says very clearly he is talking about the troubling and the press rhetoric that comes from donald trump. he is concerned notjust that it is dangerous and divisive for the us but also there are some regimes across the world who are trying to use the president's words to justify media crackdowns and says he's concerned it could lead to violence, threats against journalists and concerned it could lead to violence, threats againstjournalists and even put lives at risk. he goes onto say that, during this meeting, which seems to have been a frank exchange of his newspaper. he says mr trump is prepared to go ahead and
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criticise things he's concerned about in terms of the coverage but he says what he is worried about and what he specifically brought up in the white house is he's concerned about the broader attacks on journalism which he says are dangerous and harmful, and threatens democratic ideals of the us, particularly that idea of a free speech and free press. this is not exactly going to be a meeting of minds. is it possible do that it might have helped to recalibrate the president's thinking on his attitude to the news media, or is it something that is innately part of donald trump? you have to look at that statement again in which he says specifically about how that fa ke says specifically about how that fake news, about the vast amounts of fa ke fake news, about the vast amounts of fake news, about the vast amounts of fake news put up by the media and how that fake news has morphed into the phrase enemy of the people. that
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is the phrase that donald trump uses and, actually, iwas is the phrase that donald trump uses and, actually, i was at an event earlier this week in which donald trump junior was speaking. he earlier this week in which donald trumpjunior was speaking. he was very critical of the new york times and the new york times were there, the crowd turned around and chanted fa ke the crowd turned around and chanted fake news, making a point of singling out the new york times and cnn in terms of the american networks are being places where they not fail. yes, you are right in saying this was an attempt to try and bring the two sides closer together. in fact we have had such different interpretations of this meeting suggest that perhaps there was not that meeting of minds that perhaps could have happened. may be a case of shoot the messenger. i would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for that fascinating meeting! at least 1a people have died and more than 100 others have been injured after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck a popular tourist destination in central indonesia.
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residents and tourists poured onto the streets and into open fields to escape damaged buildings on the island of lombok. the tremour was felt in bali 60 miles away. 0ur correspondent katharine da costa reports. buildings and lives shaken to the core. this was the scene dozens woke up to in northern lombok. the distress clear to hear. the quake, measuring 6.4 on the richter scale, was quickly followed by over 100 after—shocks. the jolt was felt 60 miles away on the holiday island of bali. people in lombok now are still staying in their backyards, just waiting for the after—shock because now 85 after—shocks happened. so they are still waiting for calm conditions. many buildings have been damaged.
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it's thought at least a0 people are injured. many are still being treated after being hit by falling debris. a malaysian tourist who was on a hiking trip is reportedly among those killed. the epicentre of the earthquake struck 30 miles north—east of the city of mataram in the north of the island. indonesia is prone to earthquakes. it lies on what's called the ring of fire, the line of quakes and volcanic eruptions that circle virtually the entire pacific rim. the region is on constant alert for tremors that might trigger tsunamis. this time, no alert was issued. the country's disaster agency says the main focus now is evacuation and rescue. katharine da costa, bbc news. a mountain guide who was leading a trek on lombok when the earthquake struck captured the aftermath on camera. the footage shows the group of climbers trying to get down
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mount rijani as quickly possible as clouds of dust rise from nearby landslides. at least 60 people have died in northern india after floods were triggered by heavy rains. thousands have been affected by flooding in the state of uttar pradesh which has caused severe water logging. many people have been injured since heavy rains and lightning began on thursday, with one city building collapsing. after suffering an unprecidented heatwave which killed at least 300 people, japan has now been battered by a powerful storm moving across the country. the storm has injured at least 21 people, disrupted flights, road and rail transport, and cut power to thousands of homes. residents in the south of the country have been warned to evacuate their homes, with up to 200 mm of rainfall forecast over the next 2a hours. a labour mp who is being investigated over his behaviour during a row about the party's anti—semitism code has
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denied "screaming" abuse. ian austin is facing possible suspension after the argument with the party's chairman ian lavery. speaking on bbc radio 4's the world this weekend, he says he was upset by the decision not to adopt the standard definition of anti—semitism in its entirety in labour's new code of conduct and was ‘ashamed' of the labour party. i said that i thought the labour party's failure to adopt the... i said i thought the nec‘s decision was a disgrace. look, am i upset about anti—semitism? yes, iam. i'm upset about that and i'm upset as well about the leadership's failure. i think the refusal, really, you know, to deal with this properly. i grew up listening to my dad tell me how he'd escaped from the holocaust, and how his mum and sisters were murdered in treblinka, and that led to me joining the labour party as a teenager, determined to fight racism, and the first thing i did when i became an mp 13 years ago was to organise and lead a campaign to drive out the bnp here in dudley, and i'm really shocked,
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you know, that a party that has a proud tradition throughout its entire existence of fighting racism has ended up causing such huge offence and distress to thejewish community in britain, and i think this could never have happened before. i'm appalled it has happened, i'm ashamed of the labour party. i really am. and i think, if i'm honest, i think we're becoming a different political party. this could never have happened in the past. the camp bestival music festival at lulworth cove in dorset has been cancelled because of high winds and driving rain. many tents have been flooded or blown down. sunday was set to be the final day of the four—day festival, but the main stages at the site have been closed because of health and safety concerns. viewers on bbc one willjoin us shortly for a full round up of the day's news with clive myrie — first it's time for a look at the weather with matt taylor. at last, good spell of steady rain
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across at last, good spell of steady rain a cross m ost at last, good spell of steady rain across most parts of the country. just a shame it coincided with the holiday weekend in blustery conditions. but it was not grey skies all the way. plenty of sunshine captured by our weather watcher in 0rkney. the weather fronts the brought rain pushed the way it is words. pressure to the south, circulating around that cooler air to the north and west of the uk, but the story this week shows that winds will develop and will bring more warmth to southern and eastern areas later. it will be and eastern areas later. it will be a week in which, after a weekend of rain and strong winds, less windy, only a few showers around, and things gradually turning warmer. even the mike, not desperately chilly out there. still lots of cloud, showers around, a few showers push into wales, the midlands, parts of south—west scotland, clipping northern ireland. clear skies in
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between, temperatures across scotla nd between, temperatures across scotland in single digits. staying quite mild acute wards that south—east corner. in the monday morning, the rush—hour could bring bursts of heavy rain. showers running through the midlands toward yorkshire, another line of showers pushing across scotland but drier weather in between, more sunshine tomorrow afternoon and, with winds lighter than today, temperatures will be up a few notches, particularly to the south and east. fresher night at the cousin a bright start for the vast majority, but cloud increases through the day, bringing the odd shower here and there, but the main focus for the wetter weather will be the highlands and islands. temperature is widely high teens or low to mid 20s. in the wednesday, another fine start and, with the winds in a south—westerly direction, those temperatures around the low to mid 20s, warm across scotla nd the low to mid 20s, warm across scotland and northern ireland, but
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here we finished the day with a lot more cloud and a scattering of showers that converge virgin to longer spells through wednesday night into thursday. these weather systems will not have much of an impact across the south or east so london gets warmer as we go through the week even further north the showers will gradually fade.
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