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labour agrees a new code on anti—semitism in a bid to end the controversy that engulfed the party. protestors from rival groups gathered outside labour headquarters in london as the party's ruling body met to decide on what action to take. hours of discussion, after months of argument. labour finally agrees to budge. we'll be asking what difference the new code on anti—semitism will make. also on the programme tonight. the 13—year—old murdered in southampton — police call on social media companies for instant access to accounts after a suspect refused to reveal his facebook password. the worst typhoon to hit japan in 25 years — a million people are told to leave their homes as the country's hit by winds of up to 135 miles an hour. as more and more men opt for hair transplants, we report from turkey where thousands are travelling every year to have the operation done more cheaply. and how old is your heart? the new online test which is supposed to tell you your risk of having heart problems. coming up on bbc news, scotland's women put in an impressive performance
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against albania, but is it enough to qualify for their first—ever world cup finals? good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. labour's ruling national executive committee has agreed to adopt in full an internatioanl definition of anti—semitism. but they also issued a statement aimed at protecting freedom of speech on israel and the rights of palestinians. it's an issue that has split the party and led to intense criticism ofjeremy corbyn‘s leadership. as talks began, protesters demonstrated outside the parties headquarters in london. our political editor, laura kenssberg reports. hours before the meeting began...
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months after the anguish started. shouting outside gave little hope that labour inside would find a way through. jeremy hughes been at the forefront of fighting all forms of racism. what people really mean is that he has taken the side of supporting palestinian rights. the nec have engaged in a shocking display of content against the britishjewish display of content against the british jewish community. display of content against the british jewish community. and the upset because labour would not com pletely upset because labour would not completely accept a standard way of describing racism towardsjews. one activist was clapped on his way in.
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a file alleging anti—semitism was handed to the police. jeremy corbyn was bundled into the back, avoiding questions, but his deputy was looking for a change of stance. questions, but his deputy was looking for a change of stanceli questions, but his deputy was looking for a change of stance. i am hoping that we can adopt the ihra definition today. do you think it is going to happen? i've not seen any papers yet. what was on paper was precisely about heart of the dispute. the international definition says it is anti—semitic to claim the existence of israel is a racist endeavour. but labour's version was, they said, to protect free speech, to discuss the circumstances of the israeli state's foundation is a legitimate part of modern political discourse. after hours of discussion, the party agreed to move, accepting the whole definition but with a statement alongside. it was critical today that we reassure the jewish
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community and are in solidarity, so we agreed to adopt notjust the ihra definition which was adopted in 2016 but also all of the examples in full. we also sought to reassure our own members that freedom of speech was not going to be limited, limited to the spirit of ihra, and we made that statement today. jeremy corbyn and his supporters on the left have been a long—time critics of israel, and wanted the freedom to do so as they saw fit. but rejecting the widely agreed definition of anti—semitism was seen by many mps and much of thejewish community is tolerating racism towards them. this long and bruising row has been about where you draw the line. a line that labour admits has been crossed sometimes, provoking fear and pain from manyjews. sometimes, provoking fear and pain from many jews. we are a party that prides itself on our values of
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equality, equality forall, prides itself on our values of equality, equality for all, and antiracism. and if we are serious about those values, we need to put them into practice. it sounded simple, but the labour underjeremy corbyn, it's been anything but. and sophie, this could, labour will hope, be the beginning of the end of this sorry situation, but there is still a consultation on this to come, still many cases of alleged anti—semitism in the party to be result, still suspicion in the party on all sides as to how they got themselves into this mess in the first place. and still a sense that this has been a painfulfight that labour just didn't need this has been a painfulfight that labourjust didn't need to pick. our political editor, laura kuenssberg, thank you. the metropolitan police commissioner, cressida dick, says social media companies should hand over ‘vital evidence' connected to criminal investigations within minutes of it being requested. it comes after hampshire police were unable to access the facebook account of the man suspected of murdering a 13—year—old girl
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in southampton in july, because he wouldn't give them his password. facebook says there are well—established legal mechanisms that police follow to obtain such information. but officers say it takes far too long. duncan kennedy reports. it's ok to grieve and be upset. for pupils at lucy's school in southampton, the excitement of the first day of term was mingled with the sadness of her death. in a special assembly, they remembered her and listened as the headteacher spoke of lucy's irrepressible personality, and how her loss had touched everyone. it is ok to cry. i've cried. a lot. it's ok to feel sad. it's ok to feel down. lucy, who was 13, seen in this security footage the day she disappeared in july. her body was later found in woodland next to a park in southampton. she had been stabbed.
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police arrested a man called steven alan nicholson on suspicion of murder. he was not charged, and was later given bail. but last friday at southampton crown court, he was jailed for 1h months for failing to give the police the password to his facebook account. he had pleaded guilty to breaking a law calling on people to disclose passwords in a police investigation. today the head of the metropolitan police said companies like facebook should unlock these accounts much more quickly. law enforcement in the uk ought to be able to have vital evidence which might bring somebody to justice. within evidence which might bring somebody tojustice. within minutes evidence which might bring somebody to justice. within minutes rather than through some protracted process ? than through some protracted process? absolutely, but there are complex practical and legal things for them, which i do respect. and lu cy‘s for them, which i do respect. and lucy's mother agrees with that, saying facebook should unlock this account and hand over the details to the police. stacey white says it would be easy for them to do so, and
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all she wants is justice for her daughter. but facebook says it is bound by a legal agreement between the united states and britain governing access to its data, and it says it can't just bypass the system. one former facebook executive says the agreement is out of date.|j facebook executive says the agreement is out of date. i think it's absolutely not fit for purpose. this procedure that exchanging criminal information was built for exchanging information on drug traffickers and fugitives. it was built before the internet age. the police say they have other lines of inquiry whilst access to the facebook account is resolved, and say they need every tool possible when investigating the most serious of crimes. duncan kennedy, bbc news, in southampton. the governor of the bank of england, mark carney, has confirmed he is in talks with the treasury over extending his time in charge at the bank. he's due to leave the post injune 2019 — just three months after brexit. but he
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told mps that he wanted to support the uk through the process. even though i have already agreed to extend my time to support a smooth brexit, i am willing to do whatever else i can in order to promote a smooth brexit and an effective transition at the bank of england. mark carney. the chief executive of tsb, paul pester, has resigned with immediate effect five months after a failed computer upgrade affected up to two million online banking customers. mr pester will receive a pay—out of around £1.7 million. japan has been hit by the strongest typhoon in 25 years with winds of up to 135 miles an hour. more than a million people have been told to leave their homes. the typhoon struck afterjapan‘s summer of extreme weather, with flooding that killed more than 200, and the highest—ever recorded temperature. robin brant reports. screaming. japan knew that this storm
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was coming, but some were still caught out and had a very lucky escape from the torrent of water below. typhoonjebi is the strongest to hitjapan in 25 years. in the worst hit area, around osaka, the damage is widespread. down there, on the left, you can just about make out a runway. the rest of kansai international airport is underwater. but 3,000 passengers have nowhere to go. the bridge thatjoins the airport and the mainland has been damaged. a ship was repeatedly blown into the columns and roadway. the storm surge caused fires that destroyed dozens of cars waiting to be shipped abroad. others were battered by the winds that reached 135 mph. typhoons and serious storms are not unusual injapan, but more than1 million people have been advised to leave their homes as jebi approached. the prime minister, shinzo abe,
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warned them to take action to protect your lives. those who left now have to wait for the damage reports. this is a country well prepared for extreme conditions. but 2018 has been hard so far. japan achieved its highest—ever recorded temperature this summer. that, after severe flooding killed more than 200 people earlier in the year. robin brant, bbc news. excerpts from a new book about donald trump's white house by the author who helped bring down president nixon have just been released. according to bob woodward's account called "fear ? trump in the white house", the president's most senior staff see him as a childish liability who needs constant day to day management. correspondent nick bryant. you have been looking at these excerpts. tell us more about them. bob woodward is one of washington's most highly respected journalists, a
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reputation he established during watergate with his work alongside carl bernstein in bringing down richard nixon. this is an extraordinarily explosive book. he describes white house in chaos, a west wing suffering from a nervous break down, and administrative coups d'etat, as he puts it, where aides would simply hide pieces of paper that the president wanted to sign to stop him committed to policies that would damage america. and listen to these quotes from the white house chief of staffjohn kelly, who described donald trump as unhinged. he's an idiot, it's pointless to try to convince him of anything, he's gone off the rails, we are in crazy town, i don't even know why any of us are town, i don't even know why any of us are here, this is the worstjob i've ever had. and donald trump's withering assessment of his attorney general, jeff sessions, this guy is mentally retarded, he says. he is this dumb southerner. given bob woodward's standing in washington, this is going to be hard to write off as fake news. indeed, this feels
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like a real, authentic history. nick bryant in washington, thank you. the metropolitan police have confirmed they're investigating the 99th murder in london this year after a man was found dead in a cemetery in tottenham yesterday. today, in a separate case, five teenagers were found guilty for stabbing to death a father of four, daniel frederick, in january in another part of north london, in what was the third murder of the year in the capital. our home affairs corresponent, tom symonds reports now on efforts to curtail the violence. by by the second week of this year, two people had already been stabbed to death in london. then these men, boys, really, were caught on camera about to kill the city's third victim. when i heard from the witness how they surrounded him, that they circled him, that made me really angry. daniel frederik was 34. he and louise, his sister, grew up 34. he and louise, his sister, grew up in the stoke newington area of north london. his killers were
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taking revenge on rivals who also live there. a friend of theirs had been attacked in prison. they picked the wrong man. he doesn't know them, he's got nothing to do with them, just lives in that area? it was evil. it was just mindless for them to even do an attack such as this. it was awful. these two were convicted of the killings today, along with three younger attackers. there will be plenty of trials. there have been 99 killings, approaching last year's 116, and it's only september. the only comfort, the figures were worth a decade ago. the police response, a creation of a violent crime task force. this is the southern end of the blackwall tunnel under the thames. on the northern side, the police are trying to spot organised criminals so that they can be pulled over here i'm aware there is no escape. it's a huge operation. it's a bit like stop and search on
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wheels. by law, under the road traffic act... every driver we saw stopped was allowed to go except one young man. drugs were found in his car. the big police operations help reassure people. the met says they are intelligence led, but this one was mainly about picking at numberplates. there is a great deal of intelligence from a number plate. what is most important matters that you don't go only on the number plate. what is most important matters that you don't go only other numberplate, you go on a conversation with the occupants, so the number plate just starts a conversation. the murder rate has started to slow, but policing can only go so far. the leadership message is what it is you might do about something. these children live in the areas where the violent crime is actually happening. they've been on the mac voyage scheme. it teaches them to be leaders not followers, so they make the right decision when a friend says... lets go and do this
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or that, and you know it is wrong. and what were the consequences of not doing it be as far as your friends are concerned? some people can't take it, some people do it just for that reputation. so are you saying that it is easier for some people to just go with what the group does? and that it's harder to do what you've done? it's more the mentality, really. some experts see youth crime as a disease. policing may be one cure, but prevention mightjust start may be one cure, but prevention might just start here. may be one cure, but prevention mightjust start here. time assignments, bbc news, east london. the time is 6:16pm. our top story this evening. labour agrees a new code on anti—semitism in a bid to end the controversy that's engulfed the party. we meet motorsport‘s latest star who will be the youngest brit to ever race in formula 1. coming up on sportsday on bbc news. just burn it: nike suffers a backlash hours after appointing nfl quarterback colin kaepernick as the face of their new multi—million pound advertising campaign. the footballer wayne rooney had one
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as did the actorjames nesbitt. and it seems more and more men are turning to hair transplants to help them cope with a receding hairline. but it can be costly. so, every year, thousands of men are travelling from the uk to turkey where the operation is cheaper. but how effective is it? tiffany sweeney followed one man from middlesborough to istanbul as he underwent the long operation. there are over 300 hair transplant clinics in istanbul, treating hundreds of thousands of men from around the world. one agency told us that enquiries from the uk about hair transplants in turkey have almost doubled in the last two yea rs. hi, nice to meet you. i'm tiffany. paul is one of those men. he's decided to go under the knife at the age of 26. paul works at a supermarket warehouse in
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middlesbrough and has saved £1,400 for his transplant. that's around four times cheaper than having the same operation done in the uk. i hate flicking it across all the time. why do you feel you have to do something about it though? it's just confidence. but like any cosmetic surgery, hair transplants can go wrong. gerry had two operations in the uk, but neither worked, and some of the transplanted hairdidn‘t grow. i'm in the situation where i cannot be repaired and i'll never get what i set out for in the beginning. what do you think? erm, it's quite worrying, actually. at the turkish clinic, paul will be awake for the eight—hour operation. one by one, 2700 hair follicles are taken from the thick hair on the back of paul's head. paul's hair follicles are then reinserted. lots of men are proud of their new hairlines,
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but psychologists are concerned. some people have underlying low self—esteem and the surgery is not actually going to fix anything, you're not going to be happier afterwards and they may focus on other areas that they want to improve. the next day, paul leaves istanbul. hi! a month later, i've come to middlesbrough to see paul. oh, let me have a look at your hair. the first few weeks after surgery are the worst for patients. hairs from transplanted follicles fall out and it can take up to six months for new hairs to grow. i might go back for another one, depending on how this turns out. you're thinking of going back already? i'm hardly bald in the middle here, but i look in the mirror now and it is a bit light, so i might go back. with pressure from society and cosmetic surgery becoming cheaper, it seems more men are now going to extreme lengths to change the way they look. tiffany sweeney, bbc news. the first minister for scotland,
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nicola sturgeon, has been setting out her government's policies for the year ahead calling them "the most ambitious" yet in terms of investment in education, infrastruture and health. as msps returned from summer recess, she announced a number of policies including an increase of a quarter of a billion pounds for mental health services over the next five years. and there'll be an extra £7 billion for investing in schools, hospitals and transport our scotland political editor brian taylor is in holyrood tonight for us. so, brian, what's the thinking behind this investment? despite those detailed announcements, opposition leaders characterised the statement as tired and lacking vigour and it is workaday rather than spectacular but it is building on established polities —— policies and maybe it is keeping in with the zeitgeist and in these mid—brexit days people are
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suspicious of spectacular political gestures and flamboyance. more money for mental health, new initiatives on mental health, and figures out today showing young people waiting far too long for mental health care and secondly on the economy, the idea of boosting exports and expenditure and on building new schools and hospitals and roads, something scotland could do with, but because the first minister explained it was a way of enhancing the economy, particularly trying to mitigate what she saw as the catastrophic impact of brexit. brexit, as always, dominant and for nicola sturgeon and four other politician there accommodating of brexit they are doing that rather than being in command. she is not in control of brexit, but then, who is? sian berry and jonathan barclay have been elected as the new co—leaders of the green party. they secured a landslide vote among party members. they say they want the green party to become the third largest in the uk, backing a second referendum on brexit and extending the right to vote to those aged 16.
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scotland's women have qualified for next summer's football world cup for the first time after beating albania. a second—half header from jane ross secured the win. a place is now guaranteed in the tournament in france. england are the only other home nation to make it to the finals. people over 30 are being asked to take an online test to find out the age of their heart and find out if they're more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke. public health england says 80% of heart attacks and strokes in people under 75 could be prevented by living healthier lifestyles. our health correspondent sophie hutchinson reports. how healthy is your heart? sta rt. taking the test to find outjust how old her heart is, jag jadda agreed to do public health england's quick online questionnaire. have you ever received blood pressure treatment? no. it's for people aged over 30. it asks 16 questions about health and lifestyle in order to estimate heart health by calculating its age.
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that's horrific! it says that your heart is 51 years old. but i'm 49! but jag isn't alone. over 2 million who've already taken the test, 78% had a heart age of older than their actual age. of those, 34% had hearts more than five years older, and 14% had a heart age at least ten years above their age. have you had a relative under 60 told they have cardiovascular disease? not currently, but my father died of heart disease at the age of 57. so do put yes. it says your heart is 69. yes. and how old are you? i'm 58. is that a little bit upsetting? it's very upsetting, but how does it know that? how does it work that out? well, public health england has stressed the test doesn't give a medical diagnosis.
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there are no questions about alcohol consumption or exercise, and if a person doesn't know their cholesterol or blood pressure, a national average is applied. and have you ever received blood pressure treatment? no. but those we spoke to were still interested in results, including simon cohen, who's 33 and is now considering official advice to step up exercise and improve his diet. i don't think anyone wants to feel older than they are, necessarily. and certainly not by five years. in my heart, i don't feel that old. but my heart's clearly telling me something else. sophie hutchinson, bbc news. he's just 18 years old. lando norris is about to become the youngest british driver in the history of formula one after securing a position at mclaren next season. the teenager from somerset has had an incredibly rapid rise
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through the junior motorsport ranks. he has been compared to formula one champion, lewis hamilton. our sports corrrespondent, andy swiss met him. he's britain's ultimate boy racer. at 18, lando norris is ready for life in the fast lane. this is him testing a mclaren formula 1 car, but next year he will be racing it, the culmination of a lifelong dream. even as a seven—year—old, norris was running circles around the rest. he was the youngest ever karting world champion, and right from the start, he told me thrill—seeking was second nature. hi, lando, nice to see you. congratulations. horse racing, quad biking, motorbiking, and then i did karting. but as soon as i did karting, everything else was rubbish. so winning the world championships, that is the dream. so, yeah, i need to work hard to get to that point. so world champion one day? that's my aim. well, lando norris knows he is following in some famous tyremarks at mclaren, because just over a decade ago this
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is where another young british driver took formula 1 by storm. lewis hamilton was also a karting prodigy, and of course, progressed to formula 1 greatness, but norris, remember, has not long passed his driving test and that wasn't straightforward. first time? practicalfirst time, theory second time. any particularly tricky bits, parallel parking? the only thing i was bad at was i would follow the car ahead too closely. so i was probably thinking of racing. and racing is what he does best. norris says he is realistic about his chances, but the formula 1 podium could have a new kid on the block. andy swiss, bbc news. time for a look at the weather with tomasz schafernaker. the clouds are rolling in from the atla ntic the clouds are rolling in from the atlantic and it is turning cooler. but the weather is actually not too bad. today we had plenty of sunny
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spells and tomorrow will be mostly a dry day across the uk but i emphasise mostly. there is rain in the forecast is approaching the north—west of the uk but in the short term it is clear and just the risk of a shower and maybe a clap of thunder across east anglia and the south—east. but the most diverse it is looking fine tonight. tomorrow, here is the weather front moving in, so here is the weather front moving in, so in belfast and glasgow by the time you get to the second half of the afternoon we might need brollies. eastern scotland looking sunny, brollies. eastern scotland looking sunny, so brollies. eastern scotland looking sunny, so is edinburgh and the rest of the country looking fine with temperatures up to 21 degrees in london. on thursday there will be a change in the wind direction and you will notice some weather fronts. the wind is coming from the north, moving towards the south—east and that means cooler air from the north atla ntic that means cooler air from the north atlantic with showers across decent
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scotla nd atlantic with showers across decent scotland into northern england and temperatures only 14 degrees and it will feel cool around newcastle down to hull. on friday, the low—pressure parks itself off the coast of northern england and that means an increase in the breeze, a lot of cloud and some heavy rain moving through eastern scotland into the east, but the south of the country on friday looks dry and southern parts of the uk through most of this week are getting away with it. the weather will be dry most days and there will be sunshine. here is the outlook for the weekend and a sneak peek at what is heading our way. difficult to summarise it with one symbol but a lot of the time it will be variable, but if were unlucky you could get a heavy shower but the temperature is coming down for most of us, warmest is typically that warm spot in london at around 18 or 21 degrees. labour agrees new code on
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anti—semitism in a bid to increase the controversy that has engulfed the controversy that has engulfed the party. that's all from the bbc news at six , so it's goodbye from me , and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. labour's ruling body votes in favour of adopting in full the international holocaust remembrance alliance's definition of anti—semitism. the tsb boss paul pester has resigned — after the it problems that left customers locked out of their accounts. one of the strongest typhoons to hitjapan in 25 years —
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