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this is bbc news. i'm julian worricker. the headlines at 11am: the former brexit secretary david davis calls for a cabinet rebellion over theresa may's brexit plans, but the health secretary urges unity. everybody needs to get behind the prime minister and pull behind her because she is trying to deliver the best dealfor britain, because she is trying to deliver the best deal for britain, and that is the best way to take this forward. the number of rivers at risk of flooding has halved as the worst of storm callum passes, high winds and torrential rain caused major disruption and two deaths. britain and the us consider boycotting a major investment conference in saudi arabia after the disappearance of saudi journalist, jamal khashoggi. the nhs in england says it will launch a crack down on people who wrongly claim free prescriptions, and on pharmacists and dentists who defraud the health service. and princess eugenie and jack brooksbank release the first official photographs from their wedding day. the former brexit secretary,
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david davis, has called on the cabinet to unite against theresa may's plan for the uk's withdrawal from the eu. writing in the sunday times, he says there's an atmosphere of "panic" in downing street, just days before a crucial summit of eu leaders in brussels. he also says mrs may's plan is "completely unacceptable" and has urged cabinet ministers to "exert their collective authority". let's talk to our political correspondent, helen catt. let's get the sense of what he is saying here. he has certainly ratcheted up the pressure in the days leading up to
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the next summit. he is trying to encourage a cabinet rebellion to stop theresa may pushing forward the posters he sees as flawed. this is many of his concern about the idea that the uk could stake in a customs union with the eu to avoid border checks with ireland. when you talk about asserting executive authority, that could be a threat the resignations. he is no longer in the cabinet himself was up his own resignation did not force the prime minister to change course. will be up minister to change course. will be up to individual cabinet members to decide what they do. speaking this morning, a prominent brexit supporter, iain duncan smith, gave some backing to the idea that those who do not support this proposal should use their position. i have one thing in common with those, we resigned from the cabinet when we did not agree with it. when you get to the point
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where you no longer agree on a fundamental issues probably then you find yourself on the back benches. it's up to people to decide. could we see resignations? never a good speculator but i say to anyone in cabinet with concerns about this, you must make them clear to the prime minister. we mustn't have a little cabal outside the cabinet running this, it has to be a cabinet decision. the issue at stake is broadly the timescale. how long will this system stay in place after we get past next march? absolutely, that is the crux of this. any such system would have to be time limited and temporary, some say. the eu has not wanted to set a specific date and there are many who would like to see a specific date for when we would come out system. speaking to andrew marr earlier, the health secretary, matt
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hancox, suggested that a specific date may not be forthcoming. hancox, suggested that a specific date may not be forthcomingm hancox, suggested that a specific date may not be forthcoming. it is important that where we have a backstop that at both reflects the integrity of the uk with respect to the customs union and customs arrangements and also that it is temporary. so be crystal clear, we're in this customs limbo for the time being. there will be a date. when mps vote on that, we will see a date and they will vote on that. when mps vote on that, we will see a date and they will vote on thatm will be temporary and time—limited. temporary can go on for ten or 20 yea rs. temporary can go on for ten or 20 years. will there be a date? there are different ways of ensuring that something will be time—limited. are different ways of ensuring that something will be time-limited. not really. there are different ways of doing that. give me another way. you can set conditions under which the point at which the arrangements come to an end. the crucial thing, the big picture is this. we are coming into the final days and weeks of these negotiations. the prime
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minister is negotiating on behalf of the country in the national interest. she is determined to make sure we honour the result of the referendum, that we... sure we honour the result of the referendum, that we. . ij sure we honour the result of the referendum, that we... i understand that. that we get control of our laws, and we have a frictionless customs deal. she is trying to deliver the best deal for the uk, and that is the best way forward. emily thornbury also talking earlier said that she would not support this position either, even though their position either, even though their position is to stay in a customs union permanently. she said it was a fudge. thank you. a man's died in a landslide in south west wales, following torrential rain and heavy winds across large parts of the uk. storm callum left thousands of homes and businesses without power. flooding and fallen trees left roads and rail lines blocked, but the met office says weather conditions will improve today.
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chi chi izundu reports. wales hasn't seen floodwater like this for decades. 0vernight, more rain, more flood defences breached. in carmarthenshire, police remain at the scene of a landslide. one man was killed here. officers are warning against all but essential travel. wales bore the brunt of storm callum. torrential rain and wind has flooded homes and left some without power. i've been here 26, 27 years. i was born here and i've never seen it this bad. it's quite bad. some of the smaller cars are trying to get through, and then, well, they're going through, but at the other end, they're just breaking down because the water's so deep on the road. ijust don't know how long it's going to take for it to all go down, so it'sjust waiting for everything to dry out, i guess, and see what happens from there. but i know a lot of people on the street haven't got insurance or anything, so i don't know what they're going to do or what i'm going to do. the force of the storm has been felt
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across much of the uk. in brighton, a man died after being swept out to sea in the early hours of saturday morning. last night, train services on the west coast main line between preston and carlisle were stopped by a landslide. forecasters say the worst of the rain has now passed, but warnings of flooding look set to remain in place for much of the day. chi chi izundu, bbc news. all trains on the teignmouth estuary line in devon are cancelled — after it was hit by bad weather. the line which runs between exeter and newton abbot is currently undergoing emergency repairs. great western railway say the underneath of the track has washed away, causing a large culvert beneath the line. the cancellations are expected to last the whole day. storm callum has also caused problems for many farmers across wales. becky eardley filmed this footage of a horse rescue in gilwern in montmouthshire. two men swam out
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in to water six—feet deep to lead the animal to safety. no—one was injured in the rescue and the horse is said to be recovering well. hurricane force winds have hit parts of portugal, bringing down trees and leaving more than 15,000 homes without power. people were urged not to go outdoors overnight as storm leslie swept towards the centre and north of the country. it's a rare example of an atlantic hurricane striking continental europe. winds of more than 100 miles per hour were recorded. britain and the us may be about to boycott a major investment conference in saudi arabia following the disappearance ofjournalist, jamal khashoggi. it comes after president trump threatened saudi arabia with severe punishment, if it is found to be responsible for mr khashoggi's death at the kingdom's consulate in istanbul last week. eliza philipp—idis reports. president trump is under international and domestic pressure to help determine what happened
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to mr khashoggi and punish saudi arabia if investigations show its government had him killed. and though he's promised severe punishment, sanctions on arms don't seem to be on the cards. when we take away $110 billion of purchases from our country, that hurts our workers, that hurts our factories, that hurts all of our companies. you're talking about 500,000 jobs. the turkish authorities say they have evidence of the washington postjournalist being murdered by a saudi hit squad at the istanbul consulate, but so far, hard evidence has not been produced. pressure is now growing on the saudis to prove that mr khashoggi left the embassy alive after he went to get papers for his wedding. if they can't, the international community say they will boycott a high—profile investment conference in riyadh later this month. diplomatic sources say both
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the us treasury secretary and the uk international trade secretary may now not attend. this would amount to a huge snub by two of saudi arabia's key allies. eliza philippidis, bbc news. a crackdown on people who wrongly claim free prescriptions is being announced this morning. the nhs in england will also target rogue pharmacists and dentists who defraud the health service. health secretary matt hancock has warned the nhs will no longer be an easy target. richard galpin reports. every year, nhs england loses more than £250 million as a result of prescription fraud. people either deliberately or by mistake claiming they're eligible for free prescriptions. but not for much longer if the government crackdown is successful. the campaign's been launched today by the health secretary, matt hancock.
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he's claiming the nhs will no longer be an easy target. those who steal from it, he says, will face the consequences. and technology is a big part of the solution. a computer database of everyone in england exempt from paying prescriptions will be created, so pharmacists can quickly check before the medication is handed over to patients. there'll also be a focus on pharmacists and dentists who claim payments for services they've not carried out. after pilots starting next year, the anti—fraud campaign is due to be rolled out across nhs england. the government's hoping the health service will be saving up to £300 million a year by 2020. richard galpin, bbc news. pope francis has conferred sainthood on archbishop 0scar romero of el salvador, who was murdered after speaking out against oppression. romero was shot dead at an altar in 1980. pope francis led the ceremony in front of some 60,000
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pilgrims and international heads of state. david willey is the bbc‘s vatican reporter and joins us now from rome. tell us more about 0scar romero, first of all. archbishop romero was the head of the local church in this small south american, central america and state of el salvador during the 1970s. in fact, he was appointed archbishop by the pope who is also being honoured today by pope francis by being made a saint. he was the champion of the poor, archbishop romario, he gave his life for the poor. he came out very strongly against military regimes
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which at that time were oppressing many people in el salvador. since his death, his unexpected death in 1980, he has been revered locally as a saint already. it is a rest of the church really which is now catching up, as it were. for many years, so—called liberation theology was associated with archbishop romero, which is almost a dirty word inside the vatican during the cold war. pope francis is the first—ever pope from latin america, said the situation has changed. he is interestingly in touch with the brazilian theologian who was the founder of liberation theology.
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clearly pope francis is very much on the side of the poor. this has been his cause. that is what he has been espousing since his election five yea rs espousing since his election five years ago. we are showing pictures of the ceremony. the formalities have pretty much been completed, as far as have pretty much been completed, as farasi have pretty much been completed, as faras i can have pretty much been completed, as far as i can see. it is striking to see the scale of this. this clear really matters to a lot of people. it does indeed. you may have seen the pictures on the side of st peter's of the six people, historic people, who have been promoted as it we re people, who have been promoted as it were to for sainthood today by the pope. it is a reminder of the universality of the church and the fa ct universality of the church and the fact that, for the first time in history, we do have a pope from latin america who has, as it were, shifted the boundaries. in his
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homily today, he talked about his predecessor crossing new boundaries. it seems to me that pope francis has also shifted the point of view of the church very much from england and north america, from the prosperous part of the world to the less prosperous part of the world in the south, in africa and latin america, where many countries and many populations are suffering. of course, in africa, you must remember that this is a place where the catholic church has grown fastest in recent yea rs. catholic church has grown fastest in recent years. the hub of the church's activities are certainly shifted south during pope francis's rain. thank you. the headlines on bbc news: health secretary matt hancock calls for unity after the former brexit secretary david davis says
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cabinet ministers should rebel against theresa may's brexit plan. britain and the us consider boycotting a major investment conference in saudi arabia — following the disappearance of saudi journalist, jamal khashoggi. nhs england says it will launch a crack down on people who wrongly claim free prescriptions, which costs the health service more than £200 million pounds a year sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's 0lly foster. good morning. the international break continues, and scotland will need to up their game tonight if they're to break their poor run of form. it's only a friendly at hampden but it's against the european champions, portugal. the scots lost to israel in the nations league last week — their fifth defeat in seven games under alex mcleish. captain andy robertson has questioned some of the media coverage of their performances. for me, i think the criticism is a bit harsh but some people prefer when we do bad instead of when we do good.
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you really believe that? yes, especially maybe some pundits or whatever in fairness they have something to write about but that's theirjob, that's what they get paid for, we go out to go on the right lines and as soon as we don't do that, people have stuff to write about. we gave them an excuse to write about us negatively, and we need to take it on the chin because it's part and parcel of football. it's their decision. novak djokovic is heading towards the shanghai masters title. he's facing the croatian borna coric in the final, the serb took the first set 6—3 and he is a break up in the second. he is 5—4 up. djokovic will move up to second in the world rankings above roger federer who coric knocked out in the semis. jamie murray has lost in his doubles final with partner bruno soares in straight sets
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to lucasz kubot and marcelo melo. in reaching the final in china, they are now sure of a spot at the end of season finals in london. great britain's lucy charles finished second at the world ironman championships. perfect conditions in hawaii saw several records broken charles, who was also runner up last year, made a brilliant start, taking the course record in the two and a half mile swim. but the 25—year—old was overtaken in the 112 mile cycle by the defending champion from switzerland daniela ryf. by the end of the run, which is the marathon distance, ryf went on to win by ten minutes in a new course record, but charles also bettered the previous mark. england's charley hull has missed out on a second lpga tour title, slipping from the overnight lead to finish second in south korea. she made five birdies in herfinal round in incheon but undid that good work
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with four bogeys. she finshed second, three shots behind home winner in gee chun england's netballers have lost their series against jamaica after losing in kingston overnight — the hosts are two up with one to play. the roses, who beat the sunshine girls on the way to winning the commonwealth games title earlier this year, trailed by four after the first quarter and could never claw themselves back into it. jamaica pulled away at the end for a 58—39 win. it's been a disappointing start for most of the british teams in the european champions cup. five more are in action today. gloucester won't find it easy against french champions castres. cardiff travel to lyon with glasgow welcoming premiership winners saracens to scotstoun. newcastle's first european match at this level in 1a seasons is a tricky one away to toulon. the matches at gloucester and glasgow will be on radio 5 live.
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the nfl returns to london this evening for the first of three regular season games to be played outside the united states. wembley stadium will play host to the oakland raiders and the seattle seahawks. the game was meant to be staged at tottenham's new stadium, which has been specially designed for nfl as well as football but there have been building delays. totten would be really cool as well. both places are amazing. there is a history of playing here at wembley, but tottenham would be great as well. we did get to walk on the field we got to experience the field and that sort of stuff. that was cool and that sort of stuff. that was cool, to be around the field, to know that that will be a cool stadium for many years to come. i don't now if i can say too much, i think you were trying to get me here. it is getting there, let's say
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that. you can watch that at 5:30pm. you can you can watch that at 5:30pm. you ca n follow you can watch that at 5:30pm. you can follow that on the red button and online as well. novak djokovic is doing that thing when they signed the camera. i a lwa ys when they signed the camera. i always wanted to do that. he just w011 always wanted to do that. he just won that match at the shanghai masters. he is the champion once again. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. bavaria in southern germany is holding a regional election. chancellor merkel‘s regional allies the csu are expected to lose their absolute majority, while the smaller parties including the greens and the far—right afd are expected to make gains. the csu could be forced into a regional coalition in bavaria — a setback that could further complicate the chancellor's federal government. jenny hill has more. angela merkel will be keeping a close eye on bavaria. that's because her sister party, the bavarian version of her conservatives,
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is expected to take a humiliating hammering at the ballot box. for decades, the csu has reigned supreme in bavaria. today, if the polls are to believed, all that is set to change. the csu has shifted its policies, its tone, to the right, in response to the threat from the far right anti—migrant party afd. it doesn't seem to have worked, afd is still a significant challenge. they're expected to enter the regional parliament for the first time. that policy has also sent voters scurrying into the arms of the green party. they're the real predicted winners of this election. they are expected to come in second, and in all probability will end up forming a coalition with the ruling csu. what does all this mean for angela merkel? her critics will say it is humiliating. she is of course associated with the party, although its leadership have, in recent months, attacked her. it like likely to mean, potentially, a new face at her coalition table here in berlin if the csu decide
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to give their current leader horst seehofer, her interior minister, the boot. but the real reason that berlin and other european capitals will be keeping such a close eye on bavaria is this. what's happening there illustrates perfectly the complexity of the challenge faced by europe's old established centre right and centre left parties. this isn'tjust about the rise of the far right, it's about voters turning their backs on the traditional parties and heading instead towards smaller and in some cases newer political movements. take bavaria, its political landscape has for so long been an absolute certainty. now, it's fragmenting fast. the first lady — melania trump — has been speaking with abc news about her relationship with president trump and her campaign against cyber bullying. during the interview she addressed her infamous jacket
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that had the slogan "i really don't care, do you?" emblazoned on the back. melania wore the coat during a visit to an immigrant children's shelter in texas. she said the message was aimed at the left—wing media. it's obvious, i didn't wear the jacket for the children. i wore the jacket for the children. i wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane. it was for the people and for the left wing media who are criticising me, and i want to show them that i don't care. they can criticise whatever want to say, but it will not stop me doing what i feel is right. the royal horticultural society has tracked down the family of a woman who won a gardening scholarship in 1898 — but who had never been allowed to claim her prize, because of her gender. after weeks of detective work, the mystery has been solved, as helen briggs reports. a well—tended garden in the yorkshire dales. it belongs to the granddaughter of a certain miss harrison,
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and she has fond memories of the woman, whose passion for plants was legendary in the family. i think my strongest memory as an 8—9 year old, being taken for walks in the country and being shown the names of all the flowers. we never missed a flower, we went past all the flowers, she knew all the names. now we know her name. 0live mary edmondson, nee harrison, and missing details of her life. her family always knew about her success in the exam, having kept papers and letters. they are being shared today with the rhs, who denied her the scholarship all those years ago, but did award a medal. we knew she'd had a medal because she had come top, but that's all we knew. nothing about the scholarship? nothing about the scholarship, no. just look at the pioneering class. photos show 0live attended the swanley horticultural college, where she was the first women of her time to be trained and one
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of the first women to enter the gardening profession. she was a gardener all her life, which is really lovely to know, and to know that she actually gardened professionally. despite not getting the scholarship, she returned back to swanley and then went to work for the cadbury family as a gardener until she got married in 190a and then she had a family life. it is clear 0live's green fingers passed down the generations. she spent her life looking after family and plants and this is the last garden she tended. it's also where her family come to remember her. 0live had four children and eventually moved to settle. even in herfinal years, she was helping in the garden of this church. this is the memorial and you can see that she is the second person down. and she died after about
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four years in settle. then she was 92. good life, well lived. and she can now take place in gardening history alongside otherfemale pioneers. helen briggs, bbc news. princess eugenie and her new husband, jack brooksbank, have released a set of official photographs from their wedding day. the pictures, taken by photographer alex bramall, include a black and white image of the couple sharing a kiss during the carriage procession. another group photograph taken in the white drawing room at windsor shows both the bride and groom's families. eugenie's mother, sarah, duchess of york, is standing next to a seated duke of edinburgh, with the duke of york to her other side. now it's time for a look at the weather with alina jenkins. it is an improving picture for the
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weather, particular for it is an improving picture for the weather, particularforflooded areas of wales and north—west england. we have further rain to come across southern, central and eastern england. that will slowly work its way north and east over time. the rain may not reach kent or the norfolk and suffolk coast for a couple of hours. 18 or 19 celsius under the couple of hours. 18 or 19 celsius underthe rain, couple of hours. 18 or 19 celsius under the rain, but cooler behind it. the rain starts to move eastwards, but then this bankwest overnight. north of this, they'll be clear skies, it could be a chilly night for the glens of scotland, close to freezing here. some showers for the northern and western highlands. we will keep the show is going through tomorrow, but the rain will continue to feed across central and eastern parts of england will stop behind it, we will see spells of sunshine. a dry and fine day for
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northern ireland. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: the former brexit secretary david davis has urged cabinet ministers to rebel over theresa may's proposed brexit deal, just days before a crucial eu summit. but the health secretary, matt hannock, called for unity behind the prime minister. everybody needs to get behind the prime minister and pull behind her, because she is trying to deliver the best dealfor britain, because she is trying to deliver the best deal for britain, and that is the best way to take this forward. the number of rivers at risk of flooding has halved as the worst of storm callum passes. high winds and torrential rain across parts of the uk have caused major disruption and led to two deaths. britain and the us are considering boycotting a major international conference in saudi arabia, after the disappearance of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi. mr khashoggi, a critic of the saudi government, vanished 12 days ago after visiting its consulate in istanbul. now on bbc news, it's time
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for dateline london. hello and a very warm welcome to dateline london. i'm jane hill. this week we're asking what the west should do about the disappearance of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi, and looking forward to next week's european summit, which could produce a brexit deal. with me is iain martin, columnist for the times here in london. the frenchjournalist agnes poirier.

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