this is bbc news. the headlines: the strongest typhoon of the year so far has been battering the northern phillipines — with violent winds and 20 foot storm surges — at least fourteen have been killed. in the us, tropical storm florence is causing significant flooding on the east coast. five are reported dead so far. the system is unloading epic amounts of rainfall. in some places, measured in feet and not inches. a former british soldier is given a 7.5 year jail sentence in turkey for helping kurdish forces in the fight against so—called islamic state. also coming up this hour: an overhaul of divorce law. ministers set out plans for "no fault—divorce", removing the need to attribute blame. nasa has launched its most advanced space laser ever, the ice sat 2 — $1 billion mission aimed at studying
the extent of the earth's melting ice. 14 people have died in the philippines, where the strongest typhoon so far this year has brought violent winds and torrential rains. typhoon mangkhut hit the country's main island, luzon, early this morning, blowing down trees, ripping off roofs and knocking out electricity supplies across the north. tens of thousands have been evacuated from coastal areas. tiffany wertheimer reports. typhoon mangkhut hitjust before 2am last thursday, wreaking havoc in the predawn darkness.
this is what people woke up to. almost every building is damaged in the city in some way. downed trees, crushed cars, debris including fallen power lines litter the streets. translation: when the wave hit the road, it also hit the embankment and the houses were shaking. mangkhut is the strongest tropical cyclone the world has seen so far this year, even though its wind speed dropped when it hit land and the storm is downgraded from a super typhoon, mangkhut is still packing winds of equivalent of a hurricane four cyclone — 185 kilometres per hour. the philippines is no stranger to typhoons. residents were as prepared as they could be. flights have been cancelled, schools shut and the army is on standby. but the torrential rain has caused landslides, which have already claimed lives
and authorities fear the death toll will rise. we are looking at a house buried because of the eruption. we are looking at a vehicle, they are still rescuing the vehicle, buried because of the landslide. now it's heading to china. the typhoon is forecast to pass over hong kong on sunday afternoon. authorities say when it hits, it may be upgraded once again to a super typhoon. conditions should ease by tuesday. the national hurricane centre has warned of catastrophic flooding as tropical storm florence moves through north and south carolina. forecasters are warning that the storm's slow progress but leave much of the region under water. at least
five people have died, including a woman and her baby, who were killed when a tree fell on the house. the governor of north carolina says the danger posed by florence is far from over. we face walls of water along our coast, along our rivers, now farmland, in our cities and in our towns. more people now face imminent threat than when the storm was just offshore. i cannot overstate it, floodwaters are rising and if you are not watching for them, you are risking your life. i have several important warnings this morning. first, to the people who have evacuated, if you are safe, stay put. we know that people are anxious to get back home, but don't go back
until this storm passes and you get the official all clear. second, until this storm passes and you get the officialall clear. second, know that the water is rising fast everywhere. even in places that don't typically flood. this system is unloading epic amount of rainfall. in some places, measured in feet and not inches. many people who think that the storm has missed them have yet to see its threat. roy cooper there. the liberal democrats are discussing a major shake—up of the party as their conference gets under way in brighton this morning. the changes, set out by the leader sir vince cable earlier this month, include allowing supporters — as well as fullyjoined—up members — to vote for a new leader. the lib dems are also urging disillusioned labour and tory supporters tojoin them to help stop brexit. our political correspondent jonathan blake is at
the conference in brighton. the sun is out here in brighton but it won't be a relaxing few days for the liberal democrat party faithful, who have gathered here for their annual conference, as you are suggesting there there will be a lot of discussion about the proposed changes to the way the party is run by the leader, said vince cable. but brexit will also dominate. the lib dems have struggled to capitalise on their status as the only uk status with an antique brexit agenda. we can talk now to the brexit spokesman, tom brake, who is with me. in your speech to party members today, you said it will not be a time for parliament to scrutinise a deal that the government gets with the eu. explain your concerns about that. i suppose my concern is that we are rapidly running out of time, and we are still in a position where the conservative party and cabinet arguing about what brexit will look
like. at the same time, mr barnier has set a deadline for this being resolved by november. parliament is at risk of getting perhaps some rather sketchy assessments from government, with a little time in which to consider them before we have do have that meaningful vote. on that basis, what you say to the other parties who won not at the moment calling for a second referendum or a public vote on the final deal? i made clear in my speech that i think it is time now for the conservative party remain as to come out now and say we need a final vote on the deal. equally the labour party members. the only obstacle labour party members. the only o bsta cle to labour party members. the only obstacle to the party adopting a final say on the deal isjeremy corbyn. they have got to get labour party members and mps decided jeremy
that he needs to budge on this issue. do you think that labour should vote down any deal the government gets, and is that your pa rty‘s government gets, and is that your party's policy? my party's policy is clear. we think their relationship with the eu at present is the best relationship on offer, so whether the prime minister comes back with no deal or checkers, it is worse for the united kingdom. i hope the labour party are in the same position. thank you. we will have to leave it there. as you heard, the liberal democrats making an appeal beyond their own party membership to others in the country he was have changed their minds on brexit or have opposed it from this part to support the liberal democrats. in a moment, viewers on bbc one willjoin kate silverton for a round up of the news. but before that, the family of a former british soldier say he's been given a 7.5—year
jail sentence in turkey because he helped kurdish forces in the fight against islamic state. joe robinson, who's 25, was arrested last year while on holiday in turkey and charged with terrorism offences. he'd previously helped kurdish fighters from the ypg, who the turkish authorities regard as terrorists. his family say he was volunteering as a medic. joe robinson's fiancee mira rojkan told me whyjoe was in turkey. we were on a family holiday with my mum and dad. i have family there so we went to see them last summer. and the allegations are that he was fighting against the so—called islamic state. you are saying that he was carrying out medical duties. he was never part of that. he was
never part of that, he never fought during the time he was there. that was one month. there were no clashes. he was mostlyjust helping civilians and providing medical help. how easy at the moment? he was very shocked by the news yesterday. he is desperate to come home. he is broken, he's tired and hejust wishes to come home as soon as possible. where is he? he is in a town in turkey where he has to sign in register once a week, every monday. so he is on bail? yeah. it is being appealed so it is not a final decision. but of course it is a sentence. what sort of support is
his family receiving, and yourself as well, with this matter? i'm a bulgarian citizen so i received a lot of help from the bulgarian foreign office, and they have really supported me throughout it. we a lwa ys supported me throughout it. we always had a representative from the bulgarian embassy that all of the court hearings. unfortunately for joe, there was that i help from the foreign office. they are interested in the case and they are following it, but they didn't send any representatives or help is much as the bulgarian foreign office will stop the foreign office have said they stand by to provide consular support in turkey. what is your next move? we are appealing at the moment and we will be appealing until he is home because the decision is not
justifiable, it is not based on any legal grounds. it is based purely on political agendas and posts on facebook, which i think is not ok in the 21st—century. we will be appealing. what sort of posts are you talking about? he has criticised the turkish government, the way they are treating not just the turkish government, the way they are treating notjust their own citizens but foreign citizens as well, like him. there are violations of rights. just very quickly division. did he understand the risks of where he was going and what he was saying? did he not understand the political situation on the ground? we thought about it. we
spoke about it before going to turkey but, at the end of the day, we went there on holiday and he hadn't committed any crimes towards turkey. he spent one month in syria providing human terry in assistance. he was never a member of an organisation, he did not know the situation between the kurds and the turks. so we thought it would be ok, and we were just a normal family going on holiday. good evening. up to 14 people have now died in a massive storm which has brought destruction to the northern philippines. typhoon mangkhut has seen violent winds of over 100 miles an hour,
torrential rains and warnings of six metre storm surges. more than four million people live in its path. thousands have already been evacuated. howard johnson has just sent in this report from the affected area. mangkhut has been called by meteorologists the strongest typhoon the world so far this year. and now the reality of the utter devastation it has caused is becoming obvious. extreme flash flooding. the fragility of human existence laid bare. the road to cagayan province was littered with destruction. electricity posts ripped from the ground, street lamps bent in two, and this man's house torn to shreds. he showed me where the roof had been pulled back like a tin of sardines. fighting back the tears, he told me how he had spent the night in an evacuation centre worrying about the fate of his home. when we arrived in cagayan province, we saw a line of people queueing for fuel to power their generators.
how did you feel? scared. we were so scared. trees broken and some electric posts were falling down. all the windows are broken. the whole night. the whole night, not sleep. the scenes here repeated across this vast region. in cities, debris scattered across the ground. electricity cables dangling dangerously. people wading their belongings through floodwaters. two rescue workers were killed in one of many landslides and a third person drowned in six metre high storm surges. we paid a visit to the provincial government headquarters in the capital, tuguegarao. the grand old american colonial era building has certainly seen better days. outside, a team of search and rescue workers.
clearly it had been a long night. our evacuees total about 15,000, scattered in more than 500 evacuation centres. we have not really released them yet because of the kind of wind we have. the typhoon is now on its way to southern china and vietnam. it is expected to pass near hong kong tomorrow. the magnitude of the devastation left behind here in the philippines still is not known, and more heavy rain is on its way. howard johnson, bbc news, tuguegarao. and in the united states there have been warnings of the risk of life threatening flash flooding in parts of north and south carolina and virginia. storm florence continues to soak the east coast area, downing trees and damaging homes. at least five people have now died as a result of the storm, including a woman and her baby who were killed when a tree fell on their house. chris buckler reports. large parts of north
carolina's coastline now lie underwater as the rain continues to fall. florence is no longer a hurricane but this is still a dangerous storm and as water levels have risen, people have had to be rescued from their homes. it is obvious as you drive through this area how much damage has been done here. pavements were forced to give way as trees were uprooted in the high winds. many roads remain blocked. and powerlines lie across streets. many people are expected to be without electricity for days, if not weeks. more people now face imminent threat than when the storm was just offshore. i cannot overstate it. floodwaters are rising and if you are not watching for them, you are risking your life. repairing all of this destruction is only slowly beginning in the town of wilmington.
some families will never recover from this deadly storm. among those to be killed were a mother and her baby. they were in their home sheltering from the hurricane when a tree crashed through their roof. we have had so many trees down, and you can see them in the neighbourhood and down the street, trees barely missing houses, huge trees. you know, when you see something like this, you're just really, really lucky. it is awful it is happening to someone because so many people chose to stay. the effects of florence are still being felt and there has been a stark warning that as long as the rain falls, there is the danger of further catastrophic flash flooding. has officially declare this disaster, red means money will be freed up for repairs. truthfully, there are many who do not know how
badly their property has been damaged. you can see the bridge buying me into carolina beach. it is still closed. one of the areas that are still subject to an evacuation order. the authorities do not want people to go there because the water levels remain high and the dangers of hurricane florence, even though now she is a tropical storm, remain very real. a review of the rail industry is to be launched by the government following criticism of the way the franchising system has been run with extended periods of disruption across the country. the department for transport said it was committed to improving journeys for passengers. labour has said it would renationalise the railways if it gets into power. a former british soldier has been sentenced to seven years in prison in turkey, according to his family. joe robinson, who's 25, was arrested there last year and charged with terrorism offences following time he spent in syria. he's been accused of being a member of the kurdish ypg whom turkish authorities regard as terrorists, but his family say he was in syria helping civilians.
richard galpin has more. joe robinson travelled to syria in 2015 tojoin a joe robinson travelled to syria in 2015 to join a kurdish group known as the ypg, which was fighting against so—called islamic state. the former soldier, who had served in afghanistan, apparently frustrated by what he viewed as the british government's lack of action. although the ypg is backed by the united states, turkey views it as a terrorist organisation. anyone associated with it vulnerable to rest. so whenjoe robinson aunties fiance mira rojkan went on holiday to turkey last year, he was detained and has now been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. he was very shocked by the news from yesterday. he is very desperate to come home. he is broken, he is
tired, and he just come home. he is broken, he is tired, and hejust wishes come home. he is broken, he is tired, and he just wishes to come home as soon as possible. his family say that while with the ypg, he never fought. he was a medical orderly. they say there will be an appeal against the conviction. for the moment, he is not in prison but cannot leave turkey. richard galpin, bbc news. the church of england is considering a buy out of the pay—day lender wonga after the company collapsed last month. the idea was suggested by frank field, the chair of the work and pensions committee who said he hoped the church might lead what he called a group of "good" people willing to run wonga without charging high interest rates. cycling and britain's simon yates is set to create history by winning the vuelta a espana. after the penultimate stage, he still leads the race ahead of tomorrow's processional finish in madrid. it means britain will be the first country to have three different winners of cycling's three biggest races in the same year. football, and at the top of the premier league there were wins for both chelsea and manchester city this afternoon. but it's liverpool who lead
the way after they beat tottenham hotspur 2—1 at wembley, as patrick gearey reports wembley may be london's most famous rented home but tenants tottenham had hoped to have moved out by now. this was supposed to be the first game at their new ground before it was delayed. liverpool came closer to a grand opening. on 44 seconds, they thought they'd scored. by a5, they realised they hadn't. offside. sadio manejudged to be interfering with play. something spurs' defence would have wanted to do more of here. georginio wijnaldum pounced. michel vorm saved, but he had got there too late by the referee's watch. that told him "goal" and with technology there is no argument. tottenham remained uncertain. at the start of the second half, sadio mane got away and roberto firmino did what centre forwards do. 2-0. it might have been many more. liverpool excelled in all areas, apart from this one. chances for a third came and went. perhaps if tottenham had scored slightly earlier than the 93rd minute this might have been closer, but erik lamela's goal was just
an emphatic footnote to a performance with more glitches than their new stadium. liverpool, meanwhile, may be building to something. patrick gearey, bbc news. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. i'll be back with the team for the late news at 10 o'clock. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. hello there. after a fairly settled day today, we have some more u nsettled day today, we have some more unsettled weather in the forecast will stop this beautiful photo was sentin will stop this beautiful photo was sent in by a weather watcher in eastbourne. plenty of blue sky here. that was not the case for everybody. this photo also sent in by a weather watcher earlier, cloudy skies in lancashire. tomorrow is looking like quite a breezy day across the board. there will be somehow bricks of rain working south, becoming increasingly like an apache but there could be
brighter spells. more on that in a minute. through tonight, how bricks of rainfor minute. through tonight, how bricks of rain for northern ireland pushing into scotland, and then later in to the early hours, parts of northern england and the west wales. further south and east, largely dry but fairly breezy. temperatures overnight staying in double figures. as we start tomorrow, we will see a split. outbreaks of rain courtesy of these two weather fronts. most of these two weather fronts. most of the dry and bright weather in the south—east. we start tomorrow with outbreaks of rain for northern england, parts of wales and south—west england. it will become in creasing delight and patchy as it moves south. ahead of that front, largely dry and bright. behind it, sunshine and showers for the north west of scotland. more cloud for north—west scotland. rain tended to ease through the day. temperatures in the south—east warmer than today, a maximum of around 23 celsius. the next wet and windy weather is
courtesy of this area of low pressure. it will be later monday and into tuesday. that is the re m na nts of and into tuesday. that is the remnants of the hurricane. that will bring some outbreaks of rain. largely to northern and western parts of the uk. we also have this south—westerly wind direction which will bring some warm and humid air. away from that wet and windy weather, we will also see the temperature is becoming fairly warm and humid as we start the working week. particularly in the south and east. as we start next week, it does look like there will be a good deal of windy weather, some outbreaks of rain, particularly in the north and west later monday into tuesday, and it will be humid away from the wet and windy weather in the south—east. the mayor of london says he won'tjust be fighting the conservatives at the next mayoral election in two years' time, the strongest typhoon so far this
year has been battering the northern philippines with violent winds and a 20 foot storm surges. 1a people confirmed dead with the number expected to rise. in the us tropical storm florence is causing catastrophic flooding on the east coast, five people reported dead so far as forecasters warned that storm surges remain a dangerous threat. a former british soldier is given a 7.5 year former british soldier is given a 7.5yearjail former british soldier is given a 7.5 yearjail sentence in turkey for helping kurdish forces in the fight against so—called islamic state. an overhaul of divorce law, ministers set out plans for no—fault divorce, removing the need to allege playing. let's catch up with all the sport in for a full round up we will cross to the bbc sports centre. hello. hello there, thank you very much and good afternoon. so much sport going on.
we will get to the premier league in a moment but we start with a remarkable feat at the game. it's been all but won by britain's simon yates who should become only the second briton to win the race after the processional finale tomorrow. second briton to win the race after the processionalfinale tomorrow. he finished third in the stage 20 today to keep the overall lead, which puts him on the verge of his first grand tour win. it would mean great britain would hold all three of cycling's grant doors at the same time for the first time in history. rest room 11 while garrett thomas won the tour de france. moving the premier league and it's after the international break, liverpool maintaining their perfect start to the season with a 2—1 one victory at totte n ha m the season with a 2—1 one victory at tottenham in the day's early game. jurgen klopp's side to the lead at wembley for the header just jurgen klopp's side to the lead at wembley for the headerjust before half—time that was, and the advantage was doubled early in the second half. roberto firmino scoring for the visitors. liverpool did have
chances to extend their lead but faced a nervous final few minutes when erik lamela grabbed a goal back for the spurs in the last minutes butjurgen klopp's man held on to make it five wins out of five for the first time since the 1991 season. in the first half we had chances, so it was let's stay positive because it was positive. what a game. it was really good. the most difficult places to come, one of the best teens in football, it is 100% like that and we came here on a day like this after the international break so it all came together. to perform like this, that is really... i don't take that for granted because it isjust really good. i'm calm, ithink granted because it isjust really good. i'm calm, i think we did our best. today was a competitive game. sometimes you win or you lose. i
think it came down to the penalty, to some. and if that penalty and after we scored, it should have been different than now. tells he made sure to equal liverpool's100% record in their win over part of, 4-1. record in their win over part of, 4—1. kevin hazzard scored a hat trick and they added their fourth. cardiff still awaiting their first league win this season. manchester city had a comfortable 3—0 win over fulham with david scoring his 50th legal as pep guardiola's side andy ba ete ns legal as pep guardiola's side andy baetens 11—3 victory in five games in the remain unbeaten. a superb free kick sent the fight up for all three
points before the visitor doubled the lead. newcastle grabbed a late consolation goal final minute and their main without a winter scene and bashed the season. —— without a win this season. plenty of goals on the south coast as bournemouth beat leicester 4—2. the first half goal was enough to quench all three points for crystal palace. watford against manchester united has just kicked off two minutes played there and it is still 0—0 at vicarage road. the scottish premiership celtic held to a goalless draw as saint mary last night and the biggest win of today sought rangers thrashed dundee 4—0. steven gerrard's. allegri five for the mediaeval. ——... saintjohnstone in aberdeen drew one all. lewis hamilton has taken pole position for the senior grand prix with a first lap in the final session that he himself described as
magic. while his team called it epic. red bull's was starting in second place while sebastian vettel was third. the bermuda -based street circuit is the most challenging track of the year according to lewis hamilton —— marina —based street circuit. monaco on steroids is how he describes it. best to brace himself for the challenge. this is supposed to be mercedes bogie race until the final session of qualifying the worst little to suggest that would change with the red bull and for ari vying for the top spot on the grid. but then as it happens so often in his career hamilton doug deeds to reach levels others can only dream of. the world champion scorched around improving his best lap of the weekend by more than a second. a pretty epic lap, louis. the others could not get close. max for a stop in the best of the rest but almost a third of a second off britain. sebastian vettel more than half a second behind in
third, and unless his luck changes soon it could spell the end of his hopes of catching hamilton. that lap felt like magic. i don't really know where it came from but it all came together. i want to say a huge thank you to all of the team, back at the factory everyone is working so hard to pull the extra bits, and today i managed for that one lap to get it right. holland is the new women's triathlon world champion having to finish ahead of her american rival in order to claim the title in the final race of the season on australia's gold coast and she did just that by finishing in second place in the grand final. dancing her way into the record books, for the keyhole and a title prize she never expected. itu world champion. that has quite a ring to it, doesn't a?| that has quite a ring to it, doesn't a? i cannot believe it. i think it will take time for that to think and
especially in the way the race panned out with that run i cannot believe i got there. on the start line she knew what was needed. american casey led the championship, beat her and take the title. in the water she made her intentions clear as they moved on to the bikes always looking bright for holland. on the course where she helped england win a silver at the commonwealth games she looked at home. her transition from bike to run so seamless she found herself out in front, but company was not too far behind. her title challenger in her shadow. australia joined the party, but three soon became to as the pair moved out alone. holland is the world champion. it is such a great race for vicki. you have to be sensible, conserve your energy look forward to the run and getting onto the run, execute and deal the world title. the day she says she never expected, now a new title to get used to. bath got their first win of
the rugby union premiership season with a bonus part victory over harlequins. four tries including two from the wingerjoe. they looked well on their way to victory, they had to fight off a spirited comeback from queens who scored twice in the last four minutes to narrow the gap to five points, but bath held firm and got the victory. in three other games in the premiership there were wins for exeter over sale while saracens won at northampton and newcastle were victorious at worcester. for the first time since 2009 south africa have upset the all blacks by beating them 36—34 in wellington. the springboks one in five tries, a busting efforts from the halfway line early in the second half was the pick of those tries. new zealand scored more tries, but the boot of pollard made the
difference. replacement damien mckenzie snatched a win for the host but dropped the ball —— could have snatched a win and it will be viewing your main top of the rugby championship. —— it in new zealand who are main top. australia involved ina who are main top. australia involved in a physical confrontation with supporters after their surprise 23-19 supporters after their surprise 23—19 defeat by argentina. the 21—year—old had to be pulled away by team—mates after the altercation. on the pitch it was a memorable day for argentina as they recorded their first away win over australia in 35 yea rs. first away win over australia in 35 years. scoring this on the way to victory. australia will slipped to seventh in world rankings after defeat. that is a round up of some of the day's other sports and loughborough lightning made it two wins from two in the rugby union premier 15. they beat them a0 points— 20 scoring six tries in the process. england's team recorded
their biggest ever win over new zealand in the series this morning running at 52—39. they play on sheuey running at 52—39. they play on shelley and said that —— south africa on the next week. in the championship the final golf major of 20 18th championship the final golf major of 2018th inland's georgia hall is tied for fourth at the moment at the usa's shot a bogey free 65 finishing 14 usa's shot a bogey free 65 finishing 1a under par to take a two straight lead into the final round looking for her second major title of the year. and great britain have taken it 2- year. and great britain have taken it 2— when in the davis cup —— to— one lead. britain and his pakistan tied at one all as they went to the doubles. great britain get in the advantage. if they win one of the pictures tomorrow they will be seated in the world rank. final day of the t20 blast spirit of cricket has been taking place at edgbaston today and worcestershire rapids were
the first site to book their place in the evening's final. they were before he is over lancashire lightning. moeen ali let his cricket do the talking after cricket australia are to investigate claims in australian player called him and him during the national series in 2015. he made a1 as worcestershire made 169 from their 20 overs. we went on to take two wickets including that of england team—mate jos buttler, patrick brown then finished lancashire off with four wickets of his own. the rapids winning by 20 runs. they were playing sussex sharks and sussex beat somerset by 35 runs in their semifinal with captain luke wright hitting 9—2 of their total of 202 a8. let's go back to our top story now. simon gates who has all but one the vuelta a espa a. he's in the
lead after states 20, the professional finale to go and we can speak to patrick fletcher from cycling news on this. the achievement of simon yates. how impressive are they, patrick? incredibly impressive. he finished top in the doors before, but for him top in the doors before, but for him to dominate this race in the way he has, and also dominate, when he famously collapsed iran does later on isa famously collapsed iran does later on is a massive step forward in his career. “— on is a massive step forward in his career. —— when he famously collapsed later on. he was leading the race incredibly and into the final two days the mountain stages, he went on the attack on both of them and as the overall leader that first leg of the race you don't need to be that, you kind of defend, but he isa to be that, you kind of defend, but he is a really exciting rider to watch. he's not afraid to go on the attack. he's not a conservative writer at all, and i think it was to
see the red jersey going it was a really historic display from him. he does not ride for team sky unlike the other grantor winners, does what kind of supporting that he haven't does it make this achievement even more impressive? i think he still has a good team. it's one of the best in the world, and he has plenty of support, the european champions working for him earlier in the stage and they've got a good team for the mountains. it is not as good as team sky best team for tour de france but he has jack eight the australian who's got brilliant shifts as a young writer and his twin brother who has been a bit of a secret weapon like simon said. they basically arrested him for half of the race, the first stage, told him to sit up and wait and towards the end of the stage so he could be fresh for the final week and i think
adam really played an important role. he was with simon on the three final big mountain stages and he was there again today. over the key climbs before simon went on the attack once again. helped a lot by his brother there. talking about the number of cyclists that we have, chris froome winning, garrett thomas won the tour de france, what does all this particularly having three different winners winning the three different winners winning the three different grantors, what does that mean for british cycling, patrick? is incredible. —— it is incredible. it is only the start. it is unthinkable, but this is unthinkable ten yea rs unthinkable, but this is unthinkable ten years ago. remember britton never had a grantor winner until 2012 and he won the tour de france and since then there has been chris froome who has won four times, and now simon yates. this has never been done before. it is unprecedented from three different riders. when
you look at the amount of young riders coming behind even behind yates, as well as young cyclists, the guides are turning up in the talent and depth of the talent is there. you can see that british cycling is going to be a massive force on the world stage after what has been a largely european things traditionally. thank you, sorry we have to leave it there but i appreciate your time. you can find plenty more on simon yates and the rest of the cycling achievement on the bbc‘s board website. we will have plenty more for you at 630 on board stay. thank you. the government is proposing a significant change to the law on divorce removing requirements to alleged fault or show evidence of separation. launching a consultation on the proposal butjustice secretary that he wanted to make the
process acrimonious. i spoke to the professor of socio— legal studies at the university of exeter who recently led a study into the impact of divorce cases. we have been trying to reform the law for the last 30 years, there was a previous attempt in 1996, but that was not actually implemented. so, it is long overdue. the existing law is nearing 50 yea rs overdue. the existing law is nearing 50 years old, and as we are all aware that family life, social conditions have changed significantly since then. and the law just has not significantly since then. and the lawjust has not kept up pace with those social changes. so, either the idea that you need blame, you need fault in order to progress through divorce. what about this idea of contesting, because there have been some pretty high—profile cases where a husband has contested the application for divorce. take us through how that will improve. it's
very, very rare. i think you are probably referring to the case of owings and owings which is probably the only cave and probably the last 10-20 the only cave and probably the last 10—20 years where the court had actually refused to grant a decree of divorce even though the marriage had clearly broken down to retrieve a bullet —— your dream will be. these are rare cases. there's only about 600 cases —— broken down your retrieval glee. 600 cases out of 110,000 every year where one of the parties says they are going to defend the to book —— divorce, but very you are continuing through a trial as in the case of owens and in owens if they do actually get to a court, usually the court says it is very clear that the marriage has broken down your retrieval glee. —— irretrievably. it is really taking out the possibility of defence going
to affect a tiny handful of cases, and what we found in our research is that those defendant cases are typically not for good reasons, it is quite clear that the marriage has broken down irretrievably and the respondent does not want to let go and really playing the system, trying to make this as difficult as possible before the other side and we don't want to see that. through this study and the research, were there any surprises that were thrown up there any surprises that were thrown up and recommendations that go beyond the reforms that are going through consultation at the moment? know, our research... usually researchers want to say we have fantastic new findings that nobody has ever found before, fantastic new findings that nobody has everfound before, but fantastic new findings that nobody has ever found before, but in fact we found what previous researchers have been fighting over the last 20 decades or so. and actually what the government has suggested is very much with our recommendations, and those of other interested parties like resolution are very important
professional body within the field, so it is great that the government has been listening, but it is not just to our research. it is the voices of people with knowledge and understanding of the system going back 20—30 years. understanding of the system going back 20-30 years. that would lit candle. the pope francis has delivered an impassioned speech in viscerally appealing to italy's mafia to have been in a life of crime —— in sicily. keep visited the island to pay homage to a parish priest was murdered by the mafia 25 yea rs priest was murdered by the mafia 25 years ago. on the way to the sicilian capital with a clear message the pope chose the board, a centre of mafia activity to send it stop. today, we need men and women of love, not men and women of honour, of service, not of overpowering. we need men and women
to walk together, not to chase power. the catholic church has had a chequered history of relations with the mafia in southern italy but the pope says people who cannot believe in god and belong to the marquee at the same time. a mafioso does not live as a christian because he blasphemes with his life in the name of god. the event was held to mark 25 years since a parish priest was shot dead on his doorstep by the italian mafia. it was his 56th birthday and reportedly he said to the gunmen i've been expecting you. the priest was known for being outspoken against injustices, with little support from the church hierarchy in sicily, he preached against the mafia and work with young people to keep them away from the group. we hope that something would change, bit by bit. there are many youths who are arriving here at the social centre. they are beginning to realise that life is not only about violence and
degradation. he ignored their threats and band mafia members from leading religious processions. in the months before his murder the mafia planted several car bombs throughout italy, killing at least ten people. it was part of a bloody offences against the state and anyone who threatened the group's existence, which also claimed the lives of two magistrates. he was shotin lives of two magistrates. he was shot in the neck at range. to mafia hit man were among six men charged with the murder. large crowds attended his funeral. why did the mafia kill him? i don't know, maybe because he wanted to destroy the mafia and he could do it. he was beatified in 2013, the last step before sainthood in the church. diabetic boxer is to become the first insulin—dependent fighter to
turn professional when he makes his debut in manchester later this evening. mohammed ali had spent the last three years persuading british boxing that his diabetes will not impact on his fight. we've been following his story from the start and have this report. he is in training for his first fight as a pro. he has type one. bash type one diabetes and has been insulin—dependent since he was a child, but have not stopped him from boxing. the 25—year—old from rochdale first applied for a license turn professional in 2015, but was turned down by the british boxing board of control. it wanted to make sure he met all of its rigorous medical and fitness requirements.” have shown the world, the united kingdom and many people across the world not to give up on chasing her dreams. be lead and achieve your dreams. be lead and achieve your
dreams. is something that he thought he would never be able to achieve and he has overcome that, so obviously there's going to be a lot of emotion and excitement and obviously a lot of media behind it. his application was finally approved three months ago after he showed that he could monitor his blood sugar levels without disrupting the bout by using a microchip implant which he scans. he will take on his first welterweight opponent at what has been billed as a knockout event at victoria warehouse in manchester on saturday night. guaranteed fireworks. when i get in that squared circle i'm a different person. there is a switch on my body, i turn into a fiery person once i'm inside the squared circle. they will be expecting excitement and fireworks. what would you say to your opponent if he is watching? let's have a nice rumble. let's have a rumble in that ring. let's go at
it, and may the best man win. he now hopes to follow in the footsteps of his namesake, and like him, make an indelible mark in the world of boxing. nasa has launched its most advanced laser ever into space. five, four, three, two, one. liftoff of the final... it will measure the condition of earth's ice cover and should provide more precise information on how these roads and services are being affected by global warming. tom newman is the deputy project scientist and he explained what the satellite will be doing. as the antarctic sea ice accumulate more and more snow on it, that extra weight pushes the knife further down in the ocean and eventually you get flooding, so that there is so much snow on top of the ice that the ocean water washes
right over the top of the ice and saturate the snow, so it is a pretty tricky problem down there, but we think the shuttle should be able to help with that and that we will be measuring the top surface of the snow, but combining it with another, hopefully we will see how thick that no really is. tom newman was part of the team at nasa. i spoke to our science correspondent jonathan amos and he described how important the satellite is to the scientific community. it is the most precise tool we have ever had actually to measure the ice sheet, to measure the height of antarctica, greenland, but also the sea ice that surround antarctica, and that which floats also in the arctic ocean. so this particular device, it fires down about 10,000 shots a second, it is moving forward a shot every 70 cm, and it's able to precisely measure
the height of the ice for about a centimetre, less than a centimetre in fact. you may say well, a centimetre, what difference does that make it the ice melt that much? if you are to scrape a centimetre off of say the antarctic, that is iao billion tonnes of water and that goes into the ocean and that pushes up goes into the ocean and that pushes up sea levels around the world. so, some of the changes that are taking place on earth are really quite subtle and you need a very precise tool to do it, and that is what icesat-z tool to do it, and that is what icesat—2 is all about. tool to do it, and that is what icesat-2 is all about. and when will we start to see that data coming back? well, they're just in the process as you say at the moment of launching it into space so it will go around the poles obviously and then they will have to check it out. the spacecraft went up with a door covering its instrument, they will have to open that in the coming week and then they will start to warm the laserup and start and then they will start to warm the laser up and start to test it. probably in the next few weeks they
will start to take some measurements, but of course it is not an instant result, this. you have to follow the seasons. they get big seasons in the antarctic and also in the arctic. we have seen in the arctic how the summer sea ice gets very small and then it grows again in the winter, and you need a long series of measurements to start to pick out the trends. so, don't expect immediate results, but really this is going to give us a baseline, this is going to give us a baseline, this particular spacecraft for all the measurements that we do in polar regions for the many ahead. that is our science correspondent and sticking with the weather thing here is we see martin —— lucy martin. after a fairly settled a we had wet and windy weather in the forecast over the next few days. today brought mixed fortunes with regards to blue sky, this beautiful photos sentin to blue sky, this beautiful photos sent in by a weather watcher in east point, plenty of blue sky here. certainly not the case for everybody, this photo also sent in bya everybody, this photo also sent in
by a weather watcher earlier, cloudier skies here in lancashire. tomorrow is looking like quite a breezy day across the board. outbreaks of rain, gradually working their way south becoming incredibly —— increasingly like an patchy but heavy burst in north wales in northwest england. mora na heavy burst in north wales in northwest england. morana in a minute. as the poster tonight outbreak the rain for northern ireland pushing into scotland and later into the night and early hours pa rt later into the night and early hours part of northern england in northwest wales, further south and east largely dry, but still fairly breezy. temperatures overnight staying in double figures. as we start the day tomorrow it look like we will see a bit of a northwest, southeast split. some outbreaks of rain courtesy of these two weather fronts. most of the dry and bright weather to begin with in the south east. we start the day tomorrow with outbreaks of rain from northern england, parts of wales in southwest england. it'll become increasingly white and patchy as it shipped its way further south ahead of that from looking like it'll be largely dry and bright behind it. their amounts of sunshine, one or two showers
largely over scotland and a bit more in the way of cover western scotland, the wind tending to the ease as we move through the day. temperatures in the southeast of the warmer than we have seen today, max around 23 celsius. the next wet and windy weather courtesy of this area of low pressure, i think it'll be later monday and into tuesday. it is actually the remnants of hurricane helene bringing strong winds and heavy outbreaks of rain. largely to the northern and western parts of the northern and western parts of the uk. we also have this south—westerly wind direction which will bring in some warm and humid air, so away from that wet and windy weather also going to start to see the temperature is becoming fairly warm and humid as we start the working week, particularly in the south and east. so, as we start next week it looks like there'll be a good deal of windy weather, some outbreaks of rain, particularly in the north and west later monday into tuesday and it will be humid away from that wet and windy weather in the south east. this is bbc news.
the headlines: the strongest typhoon of the year so far has been battering the northern phillipines with violent winds and 20—foot storm surges. at least 1a have been killed. in the us, tropical storm florence is causing significant flooding on the east coast — five are reported dead so far. the system is unloading epic amounts of rainfall. in some places, measured in feet and not inches. a former british soldier is given a 7.5—yearjail sentence in turkey for helping kurdish forces in the fight against so—called islamic state. an overhaul of divorce law — ministers set out plans for "no fault—divorce", removing the need to attribute blame. nasa launches its most advanced space laser ever, the ice sat 2.