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this is bbc news i'm carole walker. the headlines at 11pm. the uk, france and germany issue a joint statement condemning the killing ofjournalist, jamal khashoggi inside the saudi consulate in istanbul, and call for urgent clarification of what happened. the brexit secretary says conservative mps should ‘hold their nerve' over negotiations with the eu and play for the team. and theresa may writes in the sun that some "long and difficult days ahead" but that the brexit "finish line is in sight". president trump vows to stop thousands of honduran migrants heading towards the us border, he calls it ‘an onslaught of illegal aliens'. they been on the road for more than a week getting past guatemalan security forces, having the gates shut at mexico, these people are determined to keep going to make their dream to get to the united states. the duchess of sussex is to cut back her busy schedule while touring
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australasia with prince harry. and at half past eleven we'll be taking another in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers joe twyman, director of deltapoll and henry zeffman, politcal correspondent for the times, stay with us for that. britain, france and germany have strongly condemned saudi arabia over the killing of the journalist jamal khashoggi. in a joint statement they've demanded urgent clarification over how he died, in the saudi consulate in istanbul. tonight president trump and turkey's president recep tayyip erdogan have spoken on the phone and emphasised the need to disclose all the circumstances of the death. meanwhile saudi arabia has
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said it does not know the where about of jamal khashoggi's body and those responsible for the murder will be punished. our diplomatic correspondent james robbins reports. new pictures have now emerged of jamal khashoggi walking towards the saudi consulate in istanbul, and towards his death. more and more countries are now demanding the truth, the whole truth. the saudi explanation that he died in a fist fight has been all but rejected by many governments, and where is his body? europe's three major powers have now come together to condemn the killing in the strongest possible terms. their joint statement says: the foreign office is pleased that europe's key powers have spoken
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with a single voice, but tonight britain is under additional pressure to suspend weapons sales to the saudis. chancellor angela merkel has taken a lead and called a halt to germany's arms exports. translation: although they are limited, i agree with those who say arms sales cannot take place in the current circumstances. and saudi arabia is changing its story again. now admitting mr khashoggi was murdered in the consulate, but still their foreign minister insists his government doesn't know where the journalist's body is. we are determined to uncover every stone, we are determined to find out all the facts, and we are determined to punish those who are responsible for this murder. the world is waiting for turkey's president erdogan. his police and security services are leading the investigation and have already leaked stories of torture and murder. the president says he will
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reveal more on tuesday. this incident will be entirely revealed. entirely revealed, entirely. why did 15 people come to istanbul? why were 18 people arrested? this must be revealed in detail. so, will the slowly unfolding story increase suspicions about the role of this man, saudi arabia's crown prince mohammad bin salman? many people insist he must have authorised the targeting of his most influential critic, jamal khashoggi. and will major powers, including britain, really punish saudi arabia, a key energy supplier and a big spender too? most governments are delaying, waiting for more facts. they may not have much longer to wait. james robbins, bbc news. earlier our middle east correspondent martin patience said all eyes are now on turkey's president recep tayyip erdogan — who has vowed to reveal details
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about mr khasoggi's death. that's right, the turkish president erdogan has said that he will reveal the full truth about this affair on tuesday. now, he's an exceptionally shrewd politician, the leaks to the turkish media for example which were almost certainly sanctioned by his government, have maintained the pressure on saudi arabia. he knows that washington wants the salvage its relationship with riyad, but he also knows that he holds some extremely valuable cards. and he will want to use them to extract confessions. they may include financial aid for struggling turkish economy. the kurdish issue as well as neighbouring syria. relations between turkey and america have been rocky in the past couple of years.
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and he may well want a reset. now, all of these factors will be part of these calculations before he speaks on tuesday. and during that speech, he will choose his words very carefully indeed. the government has suggested that any extension to the brexit transition period should be about three months. the brexit secretary dominic raab also called on conservatives to pull together as a team and hold their nerves. here's our political correspondent, chris mason. chanting: what do we want? people's vote! when do we want it? now! a day on from this — hundreds of thousands of marchers demanded another referendum on brexit — today, it's back to the political slog of trying to reach a deal with the european union. and a slog accompanied by a noisy soundtrack of grumbles from the conservative backbenchers. so, the brexit secretary pleads... it's understandable that there are jitters on all sides of this debate.
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we need to hold our nerve. the end is in sight in terms of a good deal. the prize that we want — a good deal with eu. and those jitters go something like this when you stare across the channel. this withdrawal agreement is almost ready, but we still have to fix the question of the irish border. and we have to have a definitive answer, or at least no temporary measures which disappear and we don't know what to do after that. the current plan if there's a withdrawal agreement with brussels is for a transition period after brexit lasting until the end of 2020. but, the government accepts that might now have to be longer, as it thrashes around for a plan it and the eu can live with to keep the border with ireland open. ministers are suggesting a so—called backstop, where all of the uk stays in a customs arrangement with the eu until the government decides not to. but that, mr raab said, could come after an extension to the transition period
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of three months or so. it's an obvious possible route. but as long as it's short, perhaps a few months, and, secondly, that we know how we get out of it. and obviously it has the solve the backstop issue so that that falls away then as a possibility. if a deal is done with the eu, it'll need to be approved by parliament. and given some on her own side don't like what's being cooked up by the government, the prime minister might need some labour mps to vote for it. but... we're not going to accept that this argument that it's either my deal or no deal, because on that logic, you would be putting to me that the labour party should back anything that the prime minister brings back. and the slog continues. and it gets noisier by the week. tonight we've seen theresa may's article on brexit in the sun newspaper. let's get more from chris mason at westminster. despite all that, she says the
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finishing line is in sight. yes, that's right, she will appear before mps in the comments tomorrow afternoon, after that summit last week, she tried to strike an optimistic note. with the european union —— he she will point to recent progress with spain for instance to agree a so—called protocol over the future of gibraltar. she will also referred to progress surrounding the bases, the british military bases on cyprus but she would acknowledge as cyprus but she would acknowledge as c-— cyprus but she would acknowledge as c —— she acknowledges in her article in the sun. there are still unresolved issues around the whole question of the border on the island of ireland. she is not a resolved bad so they may have completed 95% but they have not yet completed that. remaining 5%. in addition to that, there has been a conference call taking place today over this
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weekend, with the prime minister and some of her senior cabinet ministers. digging around some of the sticking points are as some of them see it on her brexit proposals. some apparently not did we know some are not keen on the whole question of extending the transition period. and there are some who aren't particularly keen on the longer—term idea, the so—called checkers grant, for the longer—term relationship with the european union. so we may be edging towards the withdrawal agreement crossing the line possibly but that last 5% could take some doing. every one of those solutions will annoy many in her party and over the weekend, we have seen some really pretty aggressive briefings about the prime minister. how much trouble do you think she's in? really quite strengthening briefings ina really quite strengthening briefings in a couple of the newspapers. and ones that have provoked something in the back pressure on social media from some conservative mps
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criticising their colleagues for anonymous briefing often with sort of violent imagery and metaphors about the prime minister's fate. i think there is no doubt that the temperature is rising, perhaps inevitably given that we are approaching the crunch point of this negotiation and the deal is not quite there yet. there's always speculations and you know this about the future of the prime minister and how long i prime minister might last. it's particularly the case with this prime minister ever since the general election for her last year went so badly wrong, quite strikingly tonight, the former conservative party chairman, someone was quite keyed a year or so ago to see theresa may stand at prime minister, telling the westminster tonight that yes it would be a sticky week for the prime minister but she's had lots of them, and she has a remarkable knack of coming through them and carrying on the week after. sounds like another busy week after. sounds like another busy week ahead for you, chris for now, many thanks for the latest from
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westminster. president trump has vowed to stop thousands of migrants, mostly from honduras, who are trying to get to the united states. he's threatened to close the border and, in a tweet tonight, has called them an ‘onslaught of illegal aliens'. the caravan of migrants left honduras and crossed into guatemala earlier this month. from there, they have tried to enter southern mexico, many successfully. they now hope to head north, through mexico, and on to the united states. our correspondent aleem maqbool sent this report from the town of tapa—chula in mexico. there was no hiding the joy of these migrants as they surged past mexican police to continue their arduous journey north to america. we are now well inside mexico and in spite of the odds, in spite of being on the road for more than a week, getting past guatemalan security forces, having the gate shut in mexico, these people are determined to keep
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going to theirjourney to get to the united states. pretty soon it had become clear how many people had made it across the borderfrom guatemala. all week donald trump has been demanding that mexico stop the migrants. for a while, further down the road, it look like riot police would try. we saw them form lines and hold up the convoy. and for a time the mood seemed tense. but nobody here seemed to think he was the end of their journey to the us. translation: we don't need cars and buses, i started walking eight days ago and will not stop here. we feel energised, says this man, we will keep going all the way to the usa. and suddenly, in a scene that will not go well at the white house...
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the mexican police are given the order to stand down, return to their buses and allow the many hundreds of migrants to pass unhindered. over the weekend, it had looked like the mexican border might be impassable, with the gate closed and all the migrants stuck on the bridge from guatemala. the scale of this convoy having been revealed. after coming so far, getting stuck there was the breaking point for many, who took up offers from the guatemalan military to be bused back home. but we witnessed just how so many others avoided the authorities, their determination and obvious desperation to escape the lives they left behind in honduras, compelling them to take wraps across the border. translation: we are looking for luck in another country, because in our country, we have none.
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this man tells us. although the united states promised over the generations has been to take in those seeking prosperity and a better life, a sight like this will horrify many americans. but despite all the warnings and threats, more migrants are still making their way here in the mexico to join the rest of this unwavering convoy. the headlines on bbc news: the uk, france and germany have issued a joint statement condemning the death of the journalist jamal khashoggi inside the saudi consulate in istanbul ‘in the strongest possible terms' the brexit secretary says conservative mps should ‘hold their nerve‘ over negotiations with the eu and play for the team president trump vows to stop thousands of honduran migrants heading towards the us border, calling it ‘an onslaught of illegal aliens‘.
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sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here‘s: lewis hamilton will have to wait at least another week to win his 5th formula one world title. he finished third at the us grand prix in texas but his closest rival sebastian vettel came fourth to keep the championship alive, just. our sports correspondent joe wilson reports. (vt) one way of evening up the odds is removed lewis hamilton‘s car. inside his silver mercedes, hamilton was overta ken his silver mercedes, hamilton was overtaken as soon his silver mercedes, hamilton was overtaken as soon as his silver mercedes, hamilton was overtaken as soon as his race began. veering towards the river murray and then watching it and take the lead. the for worry of the title rival while sebastian was colliding. heading backwards. hamilton lead for
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a while gripping the wheel but losing the tires, blistering cell into the pits and out again, one place ahead, he needed more. in the closing stages, he was trying everything to get some other place, to get past, they twisted and it turned but hamilton could not quite doing. that‘s the attention and many fa ns doing. that‘s the attention and many fans enjoyed watching him win this grand prix at 39. today‘s trophy for hamilton was third grade. the championship should come next weekend. there was only one game in the premier league as everton beat crystal palace 2—0 at goodison park. dominic calvert—lewin and cenk tosun with the goals inside the last 5 minutes. england keeperjordan pickford had earlier saved a palace penalty. it was also a late show for rangers, steven gerrard‘s side were drawing i—all at hamilton inside the last 10 minutes but scored three times,
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twice from the spot to win 4—1. that moves them up to 5th, 5 points behind premiership leaders hearts. arsenal have maintained their 100 percent record in the women‘s super league with a 6—nil thrashing of reading. jordan nobbs netted this goal, that was the second in the first ten minutes of the game. then a neat finish for beth mead just before half—time, bringing the score up to 3—nil. and then finally, the third of vivianne miedema‘s hat—trick was the final goal of the match. that‘s now six out of six wins for arsenal, with a goal difference of 24. tennis now and a memorable day for kyle emund as he claimed his first title on the atp tour. britain‘s number one had to battle from a set down in the final of the european open to beat frenchman gael
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monfils in three sets. he‘d lost his only previous final appearance in april in marrakesh but there was no repeat in antwerp and lifted the trophy. newcastle falcons may be bottom of the rugby union premiership but they have made it two wins out of 2 in the european champions cup, they beat toulon last weekend and today they beat another french powerhouse in montpellier. they were trailing at the end of the game but callum chick scored in the eighth minute of stoppage time for a 23 point to 20 victory elsewhere leinster were beaten by a point by toulouse and glasgow bounced back in style from an opening week defeat with a bonus—point victory away to cardiff blues it‘s a night of celebration for two—time olympic gold medalist jade jones at the world taekwondo grand prix. jones has won her seventh gp gold, beating china‘s lijun chowe with a dominant performance in the final. it‘s the second gold for great britain in the manchester event with lauren williams also
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taking top spot earlier in the weekend. damon samsun picked up silver in one of the men‘s categories too today. stuart bingham has won the final of the english open snooker in crawley. bingham beat fellow englishman mark davis by nine frames to seven to walk away with the trophy and a cheque for 70 thousand pounds. that‘s all the sport for now. president trump‘s plan to pull out of a key nuclear arms control treaty with russia has been sharply criticised by the last leader of the soviet union. mikhail gorbachev signed the intermediate—range nuclear forces treaty with president ronald reagan in 1987, helping to bring
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about the end of the cold war. mr gorbachev says mr trump‘s decision shows ‘a lack of wisdom‘. at least 18 people have been killed and around 170 others have been injured in a train derailment in northern taiwan. the accident happened in yee—lan county. the eight—carriage train came off the tracks on a populat coastal tourist route near xinma station. cindy su reports from taipei. lying off the tracks and on its side, this eight carriage train derailed so violently that it was left in a zigzag heap. the train was packed with 366 passengers, many of them heading home after a weekend away. some passengers managed to get out on their own, but many others could not escape. firefighters tried to get inside the carriages to find survivors but the task was made difficult because several carriages had been overturned.
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besides those confirmed killed and injured, rescuers spent hours trying to find people feared to be still trapped inside. as night fell, they used flashlights to search inside in overturned carriages for any survivors. translation: i heard a loud bang and came running up. nearby residents were helping people get away and carry their luggage. then the ambulances arrived. we were directing ambulances to leave quickly for the hospital. the taiwan railway administration is investigating the cause of the derailment. officials say it is not clear if the accident was caused with a problem on the tracks or a train. local media reported that passengers have said the train has stalled a few times and then accelerated before it derailed. taiwan is also seeking answers as why it‘s extensive and heavily relied upon railway network could have experienced such a
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serious accident. a senior us military commander has called on britain to take back fighters from the uk who‘ve been caught on the battlefield in syria. american backed syrian forces say they‘ve captured some 700 foreigners from a0 countries, including the uk, fighters who left their own countries to join so called islamic state. 7 the us is also appealing for allies to help in the rebuilding of raqqa, one year after the city was freed from is control. our defence correspondentjonathan beale reports from raqqa. these are the troops who hope to wipe is off the map in northeast syria. american backed security democrat forces preparing for the final assault of the last piece of extremist territory. their commander says they‘re up
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against more than 1000 islamic state fighters. he says that includes an unknown number of british jihadists. they have already captured 700 foreign fighters. among them, these two known as the beatles. associates of the is executioner, dubbedjihadijohn. are now held in limbo, stripped of their uk citizenship. britain may have tried to wash its hands of them, but the most seniormost commander here believes they should take them back. we are trying very hard to make sure that the countries of origin get these foreign terrorists, to be be repatriated where they came from. these people who are going tojihadijohn, should they be repatriated to the uk?
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we would certainly like them to be. it‘s not the only help america wants. we were taken by us special forces to raqqa. much of the city still lies in ruins. the fear now is that without international support, this could once again become a breeding ground for violent extremism. is sleeper cells are still operating in the city. this is the legacy of is, but this devastation was also been caused by thousands and thousands of coalition bombs, mostly american but british ones as well. the question now the people of raqqa is who will rebuild the city? at a meeting of the civil counsel, they complain about the lack of international support. this man says none of the city‘s bridges the been repaired, much of the city is still without electricity and running water. and it is the same message out on the streets.
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left on their own, they are to scratch the surface. amud says he believes america should pay for the reconstruction of raqqa. but both the us and britain say they won‘t until there is a peace process for the whole of the country. and that does not look likely anytime soon. it is these children‘s futures that will suffer if the world now walks away. he lost his legs to an is booby—trap bomb. he was left injured by one of the thousands of ied is left behind by the extremists. he says, when he is afraid, he draws pictures of the wall. this is his work. this is one of the projects that is being paid for by the us, but in an effort to force other nations to do more, the trump administration has cut the funding. the money will run
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out by the end of the year. america still has boots on the ground, it says it‘s other nations that need to do more. but it seems few want to take responsibility for the aftermath of this war. an investigation‘s been launched after a ferry hit two yachts while trying to dock at cowes harbour on the isle of wight. the red funnel operated vessel, with 56 people on board, ran aground at the entrance to the harbour in heavy fog. the coastguard say no one was injured. it‘s the second accident involving the same ferry in a month. the duchess of sussex is to cut back her busy schedule while touring australasia with prince harry. meghan, who is pregnant with the couple‘s first child, was alongside her husband at a lunch today, but took a break from some other appearences. both royals have been attending the opening events of the invictus games, which were founded by prince harry. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with:
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is it going to last? there was some warmth in the sunshine this weekend but by the end of the week into next weekend, things are looking much colder, back to the here and now and today we had this cold front fighting its way south and eastward, it‘s been weakening as it has done so all that‘s left now is really just a band of cloud and that will continue to clear into the channel leaving behind clear skies and the peppering of showers for the far north and west of scotland. here it stays quite windy as it will do tomorrow. it will be a coder —— colder night, compared to reason that, particularly in shelters from the wing root of the temperatures getting down to two or three celsius. we will start monday, dry and fine with good spells of sunshine. a little cloud developing across today. always more blood for the far north of scotland and rain may push down to the island, it may
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bea may push down to the island, it may be a windy day, this is an idea of average strength through the afternoon but gusts of 50 to 60 mph, 70 mph and right before the northern and western isles. it‘s windy here, cool as well, ten or 11 celsius, it‘s a cool day across the uk compared to the weekend with highs between 12 and 1a celsius. now the strength of the wind will start to increase across northern ireland and northern england if you go into tuesday. notice the squeeze in the bars, this area of high pressure keeping things i apart from scotland where we will see some persistent rain. it may not reach murray and it will hang onto some sunshine. across the dressed in pink, northern ireland and wales, for south and east we will see the best of the sunshine, 60 maybe 17 lcs, similar values across the barren of scotland compared to further west where it will be 12 or 13 celsius. by wednesday, finally lost our front
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across scotland, just one or two showers with wins, once again the best of the sunshine across southern and eastern parts of england, up to 60 or seven —— 17 celsius but it‘s a drag and find a and b of god the cloud. it will not last very much longer. it‘ll be replaced by some strong cold northerly winds, all the way down the arctic anytime of year but as we go through —— towards the end of october we will feel the difference by friday and into the weekend. things do turn much colder in that strong northerly winds and there‘s the potential we will see some snow for the hills of scotland and northern england.

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