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nicola sturgeon says scottish nationalist mps would back another public vote on brexit. boosting the campaign for a second referendum — she also says scottish independence is inevitable. we're on a journey that will end with independence. i think brexit brings the issues around this very sharply into focus. we'll be looking at the significance of the snp move, as brexit negotiations move into a final phase. also tonight... the saudi government critic turkish officials believe was murdered — inside the saudi consulate in istanbul. pret a manger blames a supplier for a second death linked to an allergic reaction to one of its products. we have been energised. with his supreme court nominee in place — president trump looks to the midterm elections, nowjust a month away. and sir mo farah sets a new european record at the chicago marathon. good evening.
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the scottish national party leader nicola sturgeon has said her party's 35 mps would vote in favour of another eu referendum — if given the opportunity to do so at westminster. her comments are a boost to the campaign for a so—called "people's vote", although the first minister said the "real solution" for scotland was independence. it comes as theresa may seeks to strike a deal with the eu in the next few weeks — that would then need parliamentary approval. our scotland editor sarah smith reports. calls for a second referendum on the terms of brexit were accompanied through central london today by hundreds of dogs. their owners delighted to hear the snp now support their cause. while labour has not ruled out supporting
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a so—called people's vote, theresa may has said it will not happen. nicola sturgeon told the andrew marr show that faced with a choice between a cobbled—together brexit deal or no deal at all, mps should look at an alternative. there is no doubt the calls for a second referendum would grow in those circumstances and i've said before, we would not stand in the way of a second referendum, the so—called people's vote. i think the snp mps would undoubtedly vote for that proposition. they would. that's a very important moment. the snp are the largest uk party to commit to a second referendum on brexit, with 35 mps now prepared to support it. but for many nationalists, that's not the referendum they really care about. tens of thousands joined a march in edinburgh yesterday in support of a second referendum on scottish independence. opinion polls published today suggest support is growing, but the question is when to call another vote.
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as soon as possible, because we're out of europe by april. when would it be right to have another independence referendum? two years after brexit. i think then we'll see the damage that's been done to the scottish economy. i understand why there is a delay because you need to find out what the terms of brexit are before we have a second referendum. nicola sturgeon promised an update on the timing of an independence referendum this autumn. now she says we must wait until we know the details of any brexit deal. the challenge is how to maintain her supporters' enthusiasm as she keep them waiting. snp support for a people's vote is something of a change of heart for nicola sturgeon even just a couple of weeks ago, she told me that she wasn't convinced because she was worried that the result could be the same as it was on the 2016th referendum with scotland voting to
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stay in the eu but being outnumbered by the votes in the rest of the uk. she may have changed her mind because the idea of a people's vote is very popular with a party membership. the scots tories have come back and said this just proves that the snp are the party of the never—ending referendum, now that they want another vote on brexit as well as scottish independence. china has confirmed that the president of interpol, who vanished while visiting the country, has been detained for what it described as suspected legal violations. meng hongwei, who was the first chinese citizen to lead the agency, had left lyon, where interpol is based, on the 25th of september. 0ur reporter simonjones is with me. can you shed any light on what happened? this has been a big mystery. meng hongwei was reported missing by his wife and today, she gave an emotional news conference saying she did not know what had happened to him, she feared for his safety. she said she last heard from
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him on social media, when he said wait for my call. today, we heard from the chinese authorities. he said he's been detained in the country. their announcement came from the anti—corru ption country. their announcement came from the anti—corruption body although they didn't give further details. he was a former prominent figure in the communist party and he rose to that position under a minister who was subsequentlyjailed for corruption himself. tonight we've heard he has resigned as head of interpol, they'll be looking for a successor next month. a bit of clarity in this story, but his ultimate fate, that remains far from clear. simon jones, thank you. the sandwich chain pret a manger has blamed a supplier for the death of a second customer from a suspected allergic reaction to one of its products. it says a yoghurt, which was supposed to be dairy—free, contained traces of milk protein — a claim dismissed as unfounded by the manufacturer. the news follows the death of 15—year old natasha ednan—laperouse, from a reaction to sesame seeds. duncan kennedy has the story. this is the type of super veg rainbow flatbread
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at the centre of this incident. the person who ate one died in december last year. we don't have details about the person who bought the sandwich from this shop, but it's believed they had an allergic reaction to the product which was supposed to be dairy free, but in fact contained some dairy protein. the death has now led to a furious row between pret and one of its suppliers, a company called coyo. in a statement, pret a mangersaid... it went on... but coyo, based in kent, says pret‘s claims are unfounded. they say they did have a recall of food containing dairy, but say this was after the death. in a statement, coyo said... this latest tragedy
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comes after the death of natasha ednan—laperouse, who died from an allergic reaction after eating a pret a manger sandwich two years ago. after natasha's inquest, her family welcomed pret‘s announcement that it would in future list all ingredients on its freshly made products. in their own statement today, natasha's family said they were incredibly saddened to learn of this second death. that death is now being investigated by a coroner. this latest incident has created fresh publicity issues for pret a manger, but brand experts say as long as companies like pret act professionally and sensitively in these situations, their reputation will remain unharmed. for most organisations, what we actually see the effect on their brand will last only
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a couple of weeks, but then people will continue buying. at times convenience over rationality. the death involving the bath pret a manger is not about labelling. instead, it appears to be another incident connected to food allergies, which affects thousands of people. duncan kennedy, bbc news, in bath. turkish officials have accused saudi arabia of murdering a high profile saudi journalist inside its consulate in istanbul. jamal khashoggi, who was often critical of the saudi government, entered the consulate last tuesday but hasn't been seen since. saudi arabia says the turkish accusation is baseless, but it has the potential to spark a major diplomatic rift between the two countries. mark lowen is our correspondent in istanbul. five days ago, jamal khashoggi arrived at this consulate building
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and seemed to vanish. turkey's allegations are explosive, that he was killed inside the consulate building. that's been fiercely denied by the saudi authorities. jamal khashoggi has been a strident critic of the new saudi crown prince mohammed bin nayef man, who has been praised internationally for softening his country's austere image but who has clamped down very ha rd image but who has clamped down very hard indeed on opponents —— prince mohammed bin salman. was khashoggi one of his victims? jamal khashoggi, mysteriously disappeared, or brutally murdered? the high—profile journalist and saudi dissident has long been a thorn in the side of his government. he hasn't been seen since entering the saudi consulate in istanbul last tuesday to get marriage papers. his turkish fiancee waiting outside sounded the alarm when he didn't emerge. turkey says it believes mr khashoggi was killed in the consulate in a premeditated murder involving a saudi hit squad who removed his body. the saudis called that baseless, touring a camera crew
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around the consulate, opening cupboards in a bizarre attempt to show the journalist is not inside. they claim he left the building and don't know where he is. translation: i would like to confirm that the citizenjamal is not at the consulate nor in the kingdom of saudi arabia, and the consulate and the embassy are working to search for him, and we are worried about his case. the turkish president said police are examining cctv footage and called mr khashoggi a friend. after the claims of assassination, he sounded a little more cautious. translation: my expectations are still positive. god willing we do not face a situation that we do not want. his fiancee's hopes are the same. if it's proved that jamal khashoggi's life ended here, it would plunge already strained turkey—saudi relations into crisis and could also force london, washington and other western governments to radically
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rethink their embrace of prince mohammed bin salman. the new saudi image would no longer be one of reform, but of state sponsored murder on foreign soil. from exile in the us he wrote washington post. it left a blank space forjamal khashoggi's regular article, saying it would be monstrous and unfathomable if he'd been killed. commentator, critic, columnist — the man who went to his consulate to help him get married, now the subject of an international murder inquiry. mark lowen, bbc news, istanbul. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news today. the authorities in indonesia say the search for more victims of the sulawesi earthquake and tsunami will stop this thursday, nearly two weeks after the disaster struck. no survivors have been found since last monday. more than 1700 people are known to have died, and about 5000 are missing. merseyside police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 27—year—old man was shot dead by a cyclist in liverpool.
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emergency services were called to the belle vale area of the city this morning. the man was treated at the scene but died later in hospital. two men have died after competing in the cardiff half marathon. the welsh ambulance service said the pair went into cardiac arrest after crossing the finishing line. more than 25,000 people took part in the event this year — which marked its 15th anniversary. the runners' next of kin have been informed. president trump has told a rally of his supporters that the confirmation of brett kavanaugh as a judge on the us supreme court has energised the republican campaign for the us midterm elections. the nomination was finalised last night, despite allegations of sexual misconduct, denied byjudge kavanaugh. with a month to go to the midterms, president trump says the row showed what is at stake. from washington, barbara plett usher reports. the brutal partisan fight over brett kava naugh‘s nomination is over.
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his conservative views will significantly shape the supreme court's views on contested issues such as abortion and gun rights. but the controversy over sexual assault allegations against him have drawn battle lines for a divided nation heading into an election. president trump is already on the campaign trail. he did a victory lap over his supreme court success, using it to rally his base for the november mid—terms. on november 6th you will have the chance to stop the radical democrats, and that's what they've become, by electing a republican house and a republican senate. we will increase our majorities. republican control of congress will be contested next month, and anger over the kavanaugh nomination is energising both sides. those on the left accuse the republicans of soft peddling sexual assault. those on the right accuse the democrats of weaponising the me too movement to assassinate the character of an innocent man.
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democrats are certainly determined to turn the outrage into a turnout at the polls. this is not a time to curl up. it is not a time to shut up. it is not a time to give up. it's a time to get up, to rise up, to speak up. and that's what women in particular are doing. both parties are seething with anger and set on channelling that outrage toward elections. barbara plett usher, bbc news, washington. voting has closed in nearly all of brazil, after its most polarised election in decades. the man expected to win the most votes in the first round is jair bolsonaro — often called brazil's trump — who has campaigned on an anti—crime platform, favours the death penalty and gun ownership. his closest rival is the leftist fernando haddad. both men are expected to go through to the second round later this month.
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let's join katy watson live in sao paulo. it was a dramatic campaign? it's been a tumultuous campaign. originally the former president lula da silva was the front runner. he was campaigning behind bars, where he is serving a sentence for corruption. he wasn't allowed to run. he was replaced by fernando haddad and all that time jibe bolsonaro has been soaring in a polls. he's a man both loved and hated, infamous for sexist, polls. he's a man both loved and hated, infamous forsexist, racist, homophobic remarks. he was stabbed ina homophobic remarks. he was stabbed in a rally last month and spent several weeks recovering in hospital but the mood today has been subdued. people here are nervous. they are also angry. millions of people do not want to see the workers' party backin not want to see the workers' party back in power again. millions of others are concerned about what a right—wing president will do for the
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countryyoung democracy. the results are expected to come through in the next few hours and if the polls are right and that's the biggest, the two men are expected to meet each other at the end of the month in the second round. but these are really uncertain times here in brazil. katy watson in paulo, thank you. governments across the world will face renewed calls for dramatic action to tackle global warming, following a major report by climate scientists, to be published tomorrow. the intergovernmental panel on climate change will release its latest assessment in south korea. our science editor david shukman is in seoul now. the scientists who have been meeting here in south korea have been trying to work out something fundamentally important. what happens when the world warms up to different temperatures? now, at the moment we're on course for a rise of at least three celsius. that's compared to the temperature is century ago and that's thought to be really dangerous. so an international treaty on climate change, the paris agreement, set a limit of two degrees, and for a long time that's
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been considered safe. but now new research says a lower limit of 1.5 degrees is needed to avoid some really damaging impacts, particularly in developing countries. and bear in mind that the world has already warmed at least one degree celsius over the last hundred years. so what are the benefits of trying to keep to the lower limit ofi.5 degrees? well, if we go above it, heatwaves, which can claim lives and disrupt transport, will become more frequent and more severe, and the level of the sea, already rising, will go up by an extra ten centimetres, which really matters to millions of people living on coastlines around the world. so what can be done about all of this? well, the scientists are expected to say that all the gases given off by cars and power stations need to be cut notjust deeply, but also rapidly. they're also likely
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to explore a host of ways for absorbing carbon dioxide. forests, they'll say, need to be planted on a huge scale to do thatjob. they may also suggest new technologies still being developed to soak up the carbon dioxide. now, tomorrow we'll get a landmark report with an urgent message that will prove highly controversial, and it will then be up to governments around the world to decide what to do about it. david shukman, bbc news, in south korea. with all the sport now, here's karthi gna nasegaram at the bbc sport centre. good evening. the champions of the premier league and three of their closest challengers were in action today. but it is time to pop out of the room if you don't want to know today's football results as match of the day two and, in scotland, sportscene follow soon on bbc one. there had been plenty of hype but in the end there were no goals in the game between liverpool and manchester city. riyad mahrez missed a late penalty but the 0—0 draw means city
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are top of the table in a testing day for the teams at the top of the table. they are level on points with chelsea who are in second place on goal difference after their 3—0 win over southampton. maurizio sarri's side maintain their unbeaten start to the season. while arsenal are in fourth place after beating fulham 5—i. rangers beat scottish premiership leaders hearts 3—1 this afternoon to move up to sixth place. that was hearts' first defeat this season. and james forrest scored four goals in 30 minutes as celtic thrashed saintjohnstone 6—0 in what was their first away win in the league this season. mo farah has won a marathon for the first time. the four time olympic champion broke both the european marathon mark and his own british record during his victory in chicago in only his third attempt at the distance. patrick gearey reports. from track to tarmac, mo farah isn't
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slowing down. he is still new to road running. chicago was only the third marathon he'd ever run and yeti is already set a faster time than any european in history. of course o'farrell is used to leading the way. rhys britton‘s most successful track athlete with four olympic gold medals over distance but clearly he felt he wasn't running far enough so last year he moved to the streets. in london he broke the british record and finished third. since then he's been trying to push that pace faster. as with most of his career that means time away from home so the finish line in chicago was also the scene ofafamily line in chicago was also the scene of a family reunion with his wife, ta nya. of a family reunion with his wife, tanya. i haven't seen her for a little while, i've been in training camp for two months so i want to go back to london and see my kids, spent time with them and then think about it again once the next step, hopefully the maybe the world championships and other stuff, i'm not sure. the pharisees may have to put up without him being around for a while longer, he is planning to return to the olympics in two years
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asa return to the olympics in two years as a marathon runner. he's spent a lifetime trying to beat time. patrick gearey, bbc news. lewis hamilton is on the brink of winning a fifth formula one world title. the mercedes driver won the japanese grand prix after starting on pole and could now be crowned world champion at the us grand prix in two weeks time as he has a 67 point lead over his nearest rival, sebastian vettel. europe's richest horse race, the prix de l'arc de triomphe, has been won by enable, ridden by frankie dettori. it's the first time that a british trained horse has won the race twice, while it was a sixth arc victory for dettori. there's plenty more on the bbc sport website, including news of london broncos' promotion to super league after they beat there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. goodbye. welcome to bbc london news.
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four police officers have been injured after being attacked in north london. three of them were stabbed during the incident which happened though all four officers were injured, three of them two runners in this your‘s art of marathon have died after suffering cardiac arrest. the men who are in their 20s and 30s were treated by paramedics after crossing the finishing line. a significant raise. this is the uk's second largest half marathon after the great north run. but it was confirmed to us this evening that two men died after completing the race. the welsh ambulance
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service tell us that they received the first call at around 12:15pm to the first call at around 12:15pm to the finish line. the second came in just before 12:30pm. both men have suffered cardiac arrest. we are told by the race organisers that one man was in his 20s, the other was in his 30s. both were taken to the university hospital of wales in cardiff. they later died. in a statement from the race organisers, their chief executive has described it as "a terrible tragedy." he says "our deepest sympathies go out to theirfamily "our deepest sympathies go out to their family and their friends. the emergency services reacted to this terrible situation with great speed and professionalism. everyone connected with the race is devastated". the organisation says it will carry out a full review into procedures. the body of a man believed to be a
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kayaker who wind missing during a race off the dorset coast has been recovered from the water after an extensive search. 60—year—old alastair from worcester was last seen yesterday at the start of the course. organisers raised the alarm when he failed to finish the race from knoll beach to spawn age. —— swa n from knoll beach to spawn age. —— swan eggs. the royal navy contracts worth more than £1 billion have been announced. the deals will see 17 ships serviced and fitted with the latest agreement. they supply britain's worships with fuel, ammunition and we'll do my food, take part in disaster relief operations around the world and even patrol the ice waters of the antarctic. but the navy's royal fleet auxiliary and survey and hydrographic ships are in need of a spruce up. non—dockyards and working at the dance... have been awarded contracts at the dance... have been awarded co ntra cts to at the dance... have been awarded contracts to look at the 17 vessels, keeping them fitted the latest
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equipment over the next ten years. the ministry of defence says the new work will support 700 jobs and save the government £100 million. but service contracts are not the main prize for britain's maritime industry. granted contracts for the building of three entirely new noncombat ships have yet to be awarded. a speech in glasgow in may, labour leaderjeremy corbyn criticised the government for allowing non—uk firms to bid for the work. workers in uk shipyards from them is was last week and glasgow to belfast jared trout tradition —— share a proud tradition of building some of the best ships in the world. u nfortu nately some of the best ships in the world. unfortunately the conservative government is currently trashing that tradition by offering up the ministry of defence most recent contract for three new fleet solid support ships. to overseas companies, to be built elsewhere. there might be some good news in the offing for the country's shipyard
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workers. the government wants to add at least five new frigate to its fleet and says they will have to be built on british shores. the papers coming up injust a moment. first let's get a look at the weather. good evening. this weekend we always promised you a tale of two halves. that is exactly what happened. what a difference a day makes. plenty of cloud and some rain into scotland and northern ireland. in comparison to yesterday, a pretty miserable day. for the south after a chilly start, we see some sunshine. he has been a much better afternoon in parts of temperature and comparison to yesterday. temperatures it to the mid—teens. quite pleasant. further north and west we kept the cloud and rain and also noticeable gusts of winds in excess of 40, 50 mph at times. that rain is here to stay. not only through the night, but also into monday and potentially tuesday as well. it could bring a potential for some localised flooding. a fair amount of cloud from the south, not
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quite as gold. overnight lows of 5-11d. we quite as gold. overnight lows of 5—11d. we start off monday, still the potential for some 5—11d. we start off monday, still the potentialfor some rain around as well. it is not a wash—out to start off with. as you can see the northern isles and farmerfeast start off with. as you can see the northern isles and farmer feast of scotla nd northern isles and farmer feast of scotland maybe try and break, but there is more rain to come. itjust keeps feeding and steadily off the atla ntic keeps feeding and steadily off the atlantic over the next couple of days. south—westerly breeze will drive in more cloud. a little more shelter for the east, and drive in more cloud. a little more shelterfor the east, and some dryer and brighter weather in prospect here. it does look as though if we go for monday we will see this weather front bringing some rain. go for monday we will see this weatherfront bringing some rain. it will meander its way north and south through the day on monday. some of it quite heavy across much of western and northern areas of scotland. the best of the sunshine in southern and eastern areas. temperatures at 17 or 18 degrees for the high. a similar story as we move out of monday into tuesday. do the weather front, still bridging the potential for further wet weather into scotland and northern ireland. certainly more cloud in more of a
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breeze. but that south—westerly is still driving in more work for the south. some sunshine. we will see temperatures peaking at 20 degrees. if that is music to your ears it does look as though the wind will change a subtle direct in and bring some warm. but ahead of it, we could for the start of wednesday morning see the potential for some fog around. hopefully this wind with that fog quite readily away. then it will drive the weather front out of scotla nd will drive the weather front out of scotland as well. from wednesday into thursday, it looks likely to get warmer still, even into the far north of scotland. take care. hello. this is bbc news.
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