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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is duncan golestani. our top stories: missing and feared dead — a source close to the investigation tells the bbc there is evidence jamal khashoggi was murderd. the american pastor whose detention in turkey caused a diplomatic rift with washington is released — and heading home. we are very honoured to have him back with us. he suffered greatly, but we are very appreciative to a lot of people. the cost of hurricane michael — at least 16 people killed, and more than a million homes without power. and the wedding bells ring out again in windsor. this time, queen elizabeth's grandaughter marries her long—term partner. hello and welcome to the programme.
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the government of saudi arabia is facing growing isolation because of the disappearance and alleged murder of the journalist, jamal khashoggi. the french president, emmanuel macron, is the latest international leader to say that he's concerned. turkish sources have confirmed they have evidence mr khashoggi was murdered by a security team inside the saudi consulate in istanbul. saudi arabia denies any involvement. mr khashoggi, a critic of the saudi government, has not been seen since he entered the building on the 2nd of october. bill hayton reports. jamal khashoggi walked through this door ten days ago and was never seen again. leaks to localjournalists suggest turkish police have documented evidence that mr khashoggi was interrogated, tortured, and murdered within these walls. translation: government officials say they are going to publish
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the evidence soon. police have all the evidence except for one thing. where is the body? that is what they are investigating. senior saudi officials have denied the allegations, but events in the consulate and a nearby diplomatic residence have caused an international crisis. it's emerged that an advisor to the saudi king visited turkey on thursday and the fact that khashoggi was an american resident has also put the us government in a difficult position. we have communicated with the saudi ambassador to the united states. it's my understanding that he is on his way back to saudi arabia. we have said to him that we expect information upon his return to the united states. when and if we have additional information to bring you we will bring it you right away. the us has major arms and other business dealings with saudi arabia and is also concerned about the overall direction of politics in the country
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under its new leadership. a lot of people in the us government have said we need mohammed bin salman to succeed. we need the crown prince to be successful, because he needs to be the agent of change in saudi arabia. i think a lot of those people are wondering whether mohammed bin salman can be that agent of change. saudi arabia remains an important partner for western governments. many are expected to attend a big investment summit there next month. however, several media organisations and business leaders have already pulled out. and more may yet follow, depending on the news from istanbul. bill hayton, bbc news. our correspondent, mark lowen, is in istanbul and sent this report earlier. i have been told by a source close to the turkish investigation that turkey has what he calls documented evidence that jamal khashoggi was killed inside the saudi consulate
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some ten days ago. and that while the official line in ankara remains that he is missing, that turkey knows for sure that he was killed. that tallies with other media reports that turkish intelligence now has audio and video recordings to show that jamal now has audio and video recordings to show thatjamal khashoggi, this high profile saudi general is, was interrogated, tortured, and murdered inside the saudi consulate. despite all of that, today turkey welcomed in the saudi officials as part of a daddy— turkey investigation inquiry. why? that is because the turkish government is treading carefully so as not to block at the diplomatic relationship at this stage, while putting ever more pressure on the saudis by leaking ever more intimidating evidence to the media. they still deny everything, but it is becoming increasingly clear in that a horror story until that here in this leafy district of istanbul. live now to washington, and safa al ahmad, a journalist and film makerfrom saudi arabia.
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first of all, how damaging is this for saudi arabia? i think it can be very damaging. the potential of a significant act like this inside the saudi consulate is quite freighting for a lot of people. this is the potential to be damaging. whether it will not a nuptial. a reporterjust mentioned that some big—name individuals are now pulling out of this high—profile investment conference. -- whether or not i'm not sure. do you think that is something that the saudi rulers will feel acutely, though they will be embarrassed by? ithink feel acutely, though they will be embarrassed by? i think this kind of behaviour is embarrassing to them, should concern them, should concern the long—term viability of the economic reforms. but the real test is whether these companies maintain
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this kind of boycott against them. and we note that these things are short lived when it comes to saudi arabia, with much bigger issues than one individual. sol arabia, with much bigger issues than one individual. so i want to wait and see how committed they would be to this in a few months of you. tell him that this case. that is it, isn't it? that it is fair to say that saudi arabia can put up with a fairamount of that saudi arabia can put up with a fair amount of international condemnation. they have done over the decades. what you think you would take, though, to really feel the pressure piling on. —— piling on? i guess it would have to be someone on? i guess it would have to be someone from washington. from washington, from the uk. the real test of this is will they be held accountable legally within the international community? i mention this a lot. it is like the wall and yemen, where they have had a track record of human rights violations, and nothing really has materialised, even when the us to make un had come
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out with several reports condemning the human rights violations on the ground by the saudi coalition. so to me the red test is whether there will be real sanctions against saudi arabia. if this is proven true. right? we are still in the face of jamal khashoggi's family tried to work out what exactly happened to him. and so i think more should be done on this story to kind of figure out who was blinded, who was responsible for ordering it, if all this is true. at this point, the turkish government have vested interest in what the narrative is about jamal khashoggi's disappears the saudis do and so do the americans. where between different elements of different countries wanting to pursue a specific narrative about his disappearance. i'll be careful about all sides at this point. it is worth repeating that saudi arabia says that they've had no involvement and that jamal khashoggi did leave the embassy.
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absolutely. and they have a terrible track record when they come to their own journalists. what is it, do you think, that is different aboutjamal khashoggi to all the other allegations of human rights abuses? you mentioned yemen and also other allegations of forced removals. from saudi arabia and for the last several years. the uniqueness and brazenness of such an act if it the consulate is what is astounding about this one. and also jamal khashoggi has been well—known to other journalists and khashoggi has been well—known to otherjournalists and think tanks in the community here in washington, dc. it is always of city of a personal connection to the case, the case, i think. personal connection to the case, the case, ithink. but personal connection to the case, the case, i think. but why is there a specific traction on this one versus others? i think everyone is trained to work out how to get such traction of the yemeni case. but nevertheless i thinkjamal khashoggi's family deserves i thinkjamal khashoggi's family d ese rves a nswe i’s . i thinkjamal khashoggi's family deserves answers. we'll deserve a nswe i’s deserves answers. we'll deserve a nswers to deserves answers. we'll deserve answers to this. the run of occasions of this behaviour are quite dire. thank you very much are
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joining us. —— the ramifications. let's get some of the day's other news. seven palestinians have been killed by israeli troops in the latest protests on the border with israel — according to gaza authorities. the israeli military said demonstrators were shot dead after blowing a hole in the security fence and trying to attack an israeli border post. the protests involve around one—thousand palestinians and have prompted the israeli defence minister to halt fuel deliveries to gaza. —— 1000 palestinians. at least a0 people have been killed by landslides and flooding caused by torrential rain in eastern uganda on thursday. several hundred people are still unaccounted for. the government says rescue teams have been dispatched to the area, near the kenyan border. a landslide in the same disaster prone region, killed more than 300 people in 2010. eurostar rail services could be suspended if a brexit deal with the eu can not be reached —
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according to the latest government papers released. they also reveal subscribers to netflix, spotify and other online entertainment platforms may not be able to access services abroad. a us pastor released from jail by a turkish court has left the country and is on his way back to the united states. there was chaos at the airport in izmir when andrew brunson arrived to board a military plane. he was sentenced to three years in jail in a case that badly strained ties between the us and turkey. he was arrested over alleged links to political groups, including the banned gulenist movement, after a failed coup attempt in 2016. but a court released him because of the time he'd already been detained. chris buckler is in washington. chris, incredible relief, i imagine, for the family? yes. i think there
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are two things in this particular case. firstly there is the family. his wife was in court with him whenever the verdict was delivered. ultimately he was convicted of these charges of alleged espionage and also eating what turkey described as terrorist groups. but at the same time, they said that he could be immediately be freed. as you can imagine, that was a huge thing for him and his wife. he said he was an innocent man camila isjesus, he lost turkey. they were allowed to return to their home to get their belongings and finally make their way to the airport after a long time. but there is also the political dimension to this as well. america has been putting huge pressure on turkey to try to get his release. is ultimately this is something of a victory for donald trump. they have been some reports of us media that is part of those attempt to get released that a secret deal may have been done to try to encourage turkish authorities to let him travel back to america.
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that has been denied by donald trump, who insists there was no secret deal. nonetheless, he is there to welcome him to the white house. we understand that he might be there as soon as saturday. you call it a win for donald trump. i guess this place a while with evangelical questions in the united states. yes. in terms of looking towards the mid—term elections, of course it has a huge impact on potentially, particularly evangelical questions, encouraging them to go out and support donald trump. this is been a high—profile case. it has been one that donald trump and mike pence have talked about at length. of course, there is also a big question of what is a diplomatic relationships between ankara in washington, which have been extremely strange, notjust buy this case, but by a number of other things as well. you could say it opens lines of given occasions to improve relationships. although i have to say the ties between turkey,
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russia, and iran, get that. and indian state of the white house released today, they said there were other americans being held in turkey, and that remains a focus, to get them released as well. chris, thank you very much. more than 800 children have been released from being part of a militia in northeast nigeria. the civilianjoint task force agreed last year to release the children — some thought to be as young as 11. the vigilante group was set up in borno state to fight against the jihadists of boko haram. the un says many more children remain in the ranks of other armed groups, in both combat and support roles. stay with us on bbc news. still to come... 50 years on, the story of how one british record label established jamaican reggae in britain. parts of san francisco least affected by the earthquake
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are returning to life. but in the marina area, where most of the damage was done, they're more conscious than ever of how much has been destroyed. in the 19 years since he was last here, he's gone from being a little—known revolutionary to an experienced and successful diplomatic operator. it was a 20lb bomb which exploded on the fifth floor of the grand hotel, ripping a hole in the front of the building. this government will not weaken. democracy will prevail. it fills me with humility and gratitude to know that i have been chosen as the recipient of this foremost of earthly honours. this catholic nation held its breath for the men they call the 33. and then... bells toll bells tolled nationwide to announce the first rescue, and chile let out an almighty roar. welcome back.
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this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the bbc‘s been told by a source close to the investigation into the disappearance of jamal khashoggi that turkey has evidence that the saudi journalist was killed. an american pastor, whose detention in turkey caused a diplomatic rift with washington, has been released from custody and is on his way home. an inquest has found that the westminster attacker khalid masood was lawfully killed after murdering four pedestrians and a police officer in march last year. the metropolitan police has again apologised for failing to prevent the murder of pc keith palmer, who was stabbed by masood within the grounds of the palace of westminster. his colleague pc nick carlisle, who was standing next to pc palmer, has told the bbc how he tried to save his friend.
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from the old bailey, daniel sandford reports. the second phase of last year's westminster attack began when a 4x4 smashed into the fence around parliament and the driver, khalid masood, ran through the main gates of the house of commons. he was clearly coming into parliament, and i believe that he was coming in with the intention, the sole intention to kill police officers. pc nick carlisle was guarding the gates with pc keith palmer. he saw khalid masood knock his colleague to the ground. he'd known keith palmerfor ten years, and suddenly, masood was stabbing his friend with two large knives. action clearly needed to be taken, i'd already started running forward, his right hand side was to me, i had lined him up, i was going to strike him with a shoulder barge, and rugby tackle to his right side, and put him to the floor.
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but when i was almost upon him, he saw me coming, and he turned to face me, knives up, and i had to veer away to the side. pc palmer escaped, and both officers ran towards parliament, pursued by khalid masood. and already in sight, coming up the cobbles, were two close protection officers with their handguns drawn. there was a warning, there was a volley of shots, and they put him to the ground, they shot him. the pistol shots echoed around westminster. gunfire this was the momentjust after the officers opened fire, pc carlisle can be seen just to their left, but then he stepped forward again, to deal with khalid masood. to prevent him getting back into the fight, i got forward and handcuffed him in the rear stack, making sure that even if he had a detonator, that it couldn't be used. so you handcuffed him, even though you were worried that he might be wearing a suicide vest?
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yeah, to take him out of the fight. the inquest jury found today that khalid masood was lawfully killed, and the chief coroner said the then acting commissioner of the metropolitan police, sir craig mackey, who saw the attack and was driven out of the gates seconds afterwards, had acted properly. his force dismissed recent criticism of him. there is nothing that craig could have done to have stopped masood or to have saved pc palmer or any others from being injured. craig was in a car, accompanied by two civilian staff members. neither he, nor the two civilian staff had any protective equipment with them. pc carlisle, seen here bottom left, went on to help in the effort to save his injured colleague, but pc palmer died, protecting parliament. daniel sandford, bbc news. rescue workers are still searching through debris for people who may have been trapped or killed when hurricane michael tore into the south—eastern united states on wednesday. 16 people are now known to have been killed by the storm in florida, virginia, georgia and north carolina. michael is now moving away
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from the us mainland, and has been downgraded to a post—tropical cyclone. rajini vaidya nathan reports. this is home now, after michael came and left. the hurricane destroyed thousands of homes, including where four—year—old armani lives. my clothes are in there. in the dresser. but they're all messed up. many parts of florida's panhandle lie in ruin. these pictures show the impact before and after in mexico beach, where the hurricane's been described as the mother of all bombs. what we're standing in right now is what katrina did to new orleans, you know, especially the lower ninth ward. more than 1 million homes across the region were left without power. thousands of people were forced to seek temporary shelter. and authorities say the clean—up could go on for months. it takes time to put these things back together and help communities strive for a new normal.
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but we are doing everything that we possibly can to move as quick as we can. and that includes reaching residents who've been left stranded. in this rescue operation, people were airlifted to safety from panama city beach. the force of hurricane michael was felt well beyond florida. these images show the damage left in georgia and alabama. and further north, in virginia, floods caused by the storms have claimed five lives and left residents in shock. some of the people that live back here are devastated. i mean, that's just where their home is. this was one of the worst storms in american history. as rescue efforts continue, the full impact of hurricane michael is still unknown. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news. princess eugenie has married jack brooksbank at st george's chapel in windsor. the royalfamily and celebrities were among 850 guests at the ceremony. eugenie — the ninth in line to the throne — was given away by her father,
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prince andrew, watched by her grandmother, the queen and by her mother, sarah ferguson. nicholas witchell reports. hold on to your hats, it's another royal wedding — though not quite in the same league as harry and meghan‘s. today, five months after their big day, the sussexes slipped into st george's chapel through a side door. by contrast, the mother of the bride made an exuberant entrance outside the chapel. there are those within the royal family who can't forget the embarrassments the duchess of york has caused over the years, but this was the yorks' day and the duchess was making the most of it. the queen and the duke of edinburgh took their places in the chapeljust behind the duchess of york, the first time it's thought that the duke has been in such close proximity to his erstwhile daughter—in—law for 26 years. the bride, princess eugenie, arrived with her father, the duke of york. waiting inside the chapel,
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the groom, jack brooksbank, a drinks company manager. the bride joined him at the altar, where they exchanged their vows. i, eugenie victoria helena... take thee, jack christopher stamp... to my wedded husband.... to my wedded husband... on the steps of the chapel, there was a kiss. and then, a carriage ride through windsor. concerns have been expressed about the cost of security. in the event, it was a much smaller occasion than the sussexes' wedding, with a shorter route and crowds which were respectable, rather than large. will that have mattered to the couple at the centre of it all? one assumes not. nicholas witchell, bbc news. as to the british record label
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introduced jamaican reggae will be chronicled tonight. rudeboy — the story of trojan records — marks the 50th anniversary by retracing the label's role in breaking cultural barriers with artists likejimmy cliff and desmond dekker. colleen harris reports. the steady sound of jamaican reggae. introduced to britain by trojan records, the label secured dozens of hit songs. rudeboy: the story of trojan records, directed by nick jack davis, retraces the label's influence on the uk council estates, inspiring a new generation of british youths. you couldn't go to white clubs, you know, simple, you know. so, natural thing, you make your own fun. bringing the story to the contemporary world and show why it was important, and it's important because music
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and fashion with it can make massive change. for all of us, it was like, let's make a positive story about immigration, and that was the heart of it really. and then obviously the music and getting to the stories, which are brilliant. new migrants from the caribbean brought their music with them but there was a struggle to get it played, so the importance of djs and their sound systems was crucial. we met a lot of resistance in the mainstream of our reggae music. none of the clubs in england and london would allow us to come and play our reggae music. so people would clear the house out, and we would go into the house and string up into a room, and then we would have a party. most of our parties are a multiracial thing, until today. known as the motown of reggae, trojan records has left a musical and cultural legacy. these were children of the windrush, influencing generations of musicians, like the clash, culture club and madness, with the sounds that they produced.
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trojan's hits appealed to the white working—class skinheads — the fashion kind, not the fascist kind, which helped catapult the music into the charts. while the politicians were playing on the fears of the old folk, it was trojan's catalogue that united the youth, black and white, on the dancefloors, the playground, and on the streets. so it was really music as a kind of tool for social change. trojan records folded in 1975, but its legacy in british culture lives on. you're watching bbc news. goodbye for now. hello there. friday was a windy day across the country, thanks to the influence of storm callum,
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that's bringing not just the strong winds but also heavy rain around too. this was the picture taken by one of our weather watchers earlier in the day at salcombe. this is storm callum pushing into the north—west of the uk, but we have this trailing weather front, which will be the main trouble maker in the next 24—48 hours. this is going to be bringing more heavy rain across parts of south wales. some areas have seen 100 millimetres already. we could see 160 millimetres over the hills by the end of saturday, causing significant problems with flooding and travel disruption too. elsewhere, it is going to be a very mild night. those temperatures at about 17 or 18 degrees in the south and east, a little bit cooler and fresher further north—west. heading through saturday then, we have got all this rain which is going to be ploughing in across parts of south—west england and wales. those totals mounting up. it is notjust the rain but the strong winds too. quite widely 40—50 mile wind gusts.
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towards the east, things are dry and very mild. there is that heavy rain in southern scotland and england, but northern ireland and north—west scotland should stay largely dry through the course of the morning. through the morning, the rain pushing across northern ireland at times too. in south—east england, it will stay mostly dry. that wind will bring warmer temperatures, 25 degrees in some spots. we are breaking records of this time in october. moving through saturday evening, given all the rain in the north and west, it will ease for a time. heading through sunday, eventually this front pushes further east. by the early hours of sunday, we see the rain arriving in the south—east of england. still mild here, but things turning cooler and fresher from the north—west. during the day on sunday then, we have this frontal system across the uk.
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it's pushing away towards the east. so an improved day for western parts of the uk, particularly northern ireland, for instance. we should lose the rain fairly quickly. the sunshine reappears for western parts of scotland, wales, and england. in the east though, a different day, much cooler than saturday, with outbreaks of rain. but at least the winds would be a strong. some of us are about 10 degrees cooler on sunday compared to saturday. looking ahead into next week, after all the wind in the rain, things are looking quite for monday tuesday. but much cooler than they have been over the past few days. goodbye. this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump says he'll raise the disappearance of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi with king salman as the saudi authorities face growing pressure over his alleged murder. mr trump told reporters he had not spoken to the saudi ruler yet, but would call him soon. washington insists no deal was done with turkey to secure the release of the american evangelical pastor andrew brunson. he's flying back to the us via germany after a turkish
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court freed him. president trump said he'd welcome mr brunson at the white house, most likely on saturday. rescue workers are still searching through debris for people who may have been trapped or lost their lives when hurricane michael tore into the south—eastern united states on wednesday. 16 people are now known to have been killed by the storm in florida, virginia, georgia and north carolina. now on bbc news, the week in parliament.
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