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today at five: the first official confirmation of how the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi met his death. the turkish authorities say he was strangled as soon as he entered the saudi consulate in istanbul, nearly a month ago, and his body was later dismembered. we'll have the latest, as saudi arabia also comes under attack for its intervention in the conflict in yemen. there are international calls for a ceasefire within days, as the saudi—led air strikes to support the yemeni government are heavily criticised. the government says there should be zero tolerance, as attacks on nhs staff hit a five—year high in england. we don't go to work to take abuse. we don't go to work to get punched, kicked, kidnapped, bit, spat at — but all these things happen. violent protests in pakistan, as the death sentence is lifted on a christian woman accused of blasphemy. and a gift of maori cloaks for harry and meghan, as they end their royal tour of new zealand. it's five o'clock.
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our main story is the first official confirmation on the death of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi, in istanbul. the bbc has been told that western intelligence agencies support the conclusions of the prosecutor in istanbul, who said that mr khashoggi was strangled shortly after he entered the saudi consulate on the 2nd of october — a hood was placed over his head, and his body was later dismembered. it is the first official confirmation of how jamal khashoggi died. our correspondent keith doyle has the latest. on and onjamal khashoggi was seen
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alive. exactly how he died inside the saudi arabian consulate in istanbul on october to the second has taken some time to emerge. the saudi official prosecutor has been istanbul this week to try and draw a line under the incident. but as he left istanbul today the turkish prosecutor said he was obliged to reveal dirty‘s first official report on what happened to the saudi journalist. the statement from the chief prosecutor said, in accordance with plans made in advance, the victimjamal with plans made in advance, the victim jamal khashoggi was strangled to death immediately after entering the consulate general of saudi arabia. the victim's body was dismembered and destroyed following his death by suffocation. again, in line with advance plans. jamal khashoggi's fiance who was in london this week old western governments to break relations with saudi arabia. translation: i am deeply grateful for the solidarity of people all over the world. i am however
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disappointed in the actions of the leadership in many countries, particularly in the us, where president trump should help reveal the truth and ensure justice is served. at westminster today the british foreign secretary added to his condemnation but stopped short of taking action against south—east arabia. the khashoggi at murder is incredibly shocking and i think i have spoken more openly and more strongly about it than any western foreign minister that i am aware of. and i made it very clear that if the press stories were true, and it appears increasingly likely that they are true, then what happened would be completely contrary to our values. this first official account of what happened inside is consulate follows various versions given by the saudi regime. it initially said
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jamal khashoggi left the consulate unharmed, then it said he died during a fight before admitting he was killed in a rogue operation. it says 18 suspects have been arrested. turkey wa nts says 18 suspects have been arrested. turkey wants the suspects to be extradited to turkey and for saudi arabia to reveal the whereabouts of jamal khashoggi's body. let's stay with the controversy surrounding saudi arabia. saudi arabia is also under growing saudi arabia. international pressure because of its intervention in the conflict in neighbouring yemen. last night, the us defence secretaryjim mattis said all warring parties should meet the un's special envoy to yemen next month, to come to a solution. speaking at prime minister's questions, theresa may said a political deal was needed to ensure any truce would hold. president trump's administration has faced growing pressure over its support for the saudi—led coaltion, which has intervened in yemen's civil war with a controversial campaign of bombing, as our correspondent richard galpin reports. a saudi—led coalition has for the past four years been bombing yemen.
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the aim, to dislodge these rebel forces known as the houthi, who seized control of large parts of the country and have backing from iran. but more than 6,000 civilians have been killed in the fighting so far. this, the aftermath of an air strike in august which hit a school bus, killing 44 children who were on a field trip. the us secretary of state, mike pompeo, said in a statement overnight that the time is now for the cessation of all hostilities, including missile strikes from houthi controlled areas. subsequently, he said coalition air strikes must cease in all populated areas. yemen was already one of the poorest countries in the middle east. but now, with this conflict, the united nations says more than 8 million people are on the brink of starvation so the us wants rapid action. 30 days from now, we want to see
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everybody around a peace table based on a ceasefire, based on a pull—back from the border, and then based on ceasing dropping of bombs, that will permit the special envoy, martin griffin, who is very good, he knows what he is doing, to get them together in sweden and end this war. apparently caught off—guard by the us announcement, today the government here said it backed the ceasefire call, but the prime minister added this warning. a nationwide ceasefire will only have an effect on the ground if it is underpinned by a political deal between the conflict parties. my right honourabe friend, the foreign secretary, discussed this matter with martin griffiths, the un special envoy, last night. they agreed that the uk will continue to encourage all parties to agree to de—escalation. this sudden us push for an end to the war in yemen will add to the pressure on saudi arabia and in particular its de facto leader, crown prince mohammad bin salman, who is already under intense international scrutiny
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following the murder of the prominent journalist jamal khashoggi. richard galpin, bbc news. michael o'hanlon is as senior fellow at brookings institue in washington, where he is the director of research in their foreign policy programme. thank you for coming in. this push that the us is now engaged in, can you talk us through the thinking that led to this latest ultimatum?” think the main way to think about this is that the us was sort of ignoring this war is just one too many problems. in the bandwidth of fallen piracy decision—making. as you know there are conflicts all over the broader middle east, we are tired of them but we are sort of stuck in afghanistan, we are back in iraq and syria. i sense that in the
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later obama and trump years it was one bridge too far. it was seemingly the least important strategically, the least important strategically, the war in yemen, and one that we hoped somehow could turn around. and as you know it is now three years into the saudi role. sometimes it ta kes a into the saudi role. sometimes it takes a while in these campaigns. so for a couple of years we delude ourselves into thinking that maybe there would be a turning point if we just closed our eyes and hopes. i think that is the simplest way to interpret washington's silence up to now, and the khashoggi murder has forced us to reckon with who we are dealing with here, a reckless, arrogant young man with poor strategic and ethical judgment. arrogant young man with poor strategic and ethicaljudgment. and once you put those pieces together you realise you have to do something new and different. there is no obvious alternative military strategy i can articulate or the dod 01’ strategy i can articulate or the dod or the us government would consider, and therefore what you do is you fall back on the idea of a ceasefire and enhanced diplomacy. it is not a
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very specific plan, it may or may not work, but it seems it is prefera ble not work, but it seems it is preferable to putting the war on autopilot which has been what we have been doing for a couple of yea rs have been doing for a couple of years now. but is there any basis for being confident that the us in making an appeal to saudi arabia and the crown prince with his character, that that will actually yield any results ? that that will actually yield any results? why should people be confident about that? i'm not saying they should. but i'm saying it is time to try something new and not to think that somehow reinforcing failure three years down the line was going to somehow produce results that the previous thousand days of bombing have not produced. but in terms of our lethbridge, in terms of oui’ terms of our lethbridge, in terms of our influence, we are providing a lot of the weaponry saudi arabia used in the war, we are providing intelligence, logistics, refuelling support, and of course automatic support, and of course automatic support up to now. so i think in that regard you have some leveraged you can try to apply, and you can
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argue with this is the worst thing that comes out of the killing of khashoggi you are a lucky man, because we are going to help you rescue yourself from acquired by you got into don't know how to get out of. so the scheme of possible punishments it's pretty mild. it would actually potentially do him a favour. that is why you should be willing to try something new. but i have no confidence and offer no guarantee that it will work. what is your reading of the difference between the public and private here because lots of said in previous weeks, you will be more aware than anyone, about the us administration's readiness to say harsh things in public but in private to be just as sympathetic and supportive to saudi arabia as they have been in the past? do you think that distinction has lessened 01’ think that distinction has lessened or not? an excellent question, and i don't know that i have a good answer. i believe when mike pompeo wenders saudi arabia after the killing he was already a little too friendly at that moment and we know some of the links between mbs and jerry kushner are probably stronger
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and tighter than they should be. this has been a pillar of trump: policy the middle east site think it's time for the trump administration to is a reckoning and realise that if they are going to be able to hope that saudi arabia can bea able to hope that saudi arabia can be a pillar of a regional strategy it will require some change in approach by mohammed bin salman. some people would like to see him removed, i doubt the administration will push for that, but at least they will force i hope to reconsider his approach to yemen, and i think they might be advertising it privately as sort of you know the form of kindness. it sounds tough on the outside but if we actually now put our minds to finding a better path forward for this war it could do everyone a favour, including the saudis. i hope that is the way they would deliver the message, and that would deliver the message, and that would allow them to retain some degree of cordiality in what for them is still a friendly relationship. thank you very much. there are new measures to try to reduce the number of assaults on nhs staff in england. thousands of doctors,
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nurses and other workers are attacked or abused every year. a proposed new law would mean offenders facing tougher sentences, while staff will be better protected under what is called the nhs violence reduction strategy. our correspondent lauren moss reports. these are just some of the shocking incidents recorded against frontline nhs staff. kicking, hitting and sometimes worse. nurse shelley pearce was taken hostage when a patient became hostile trying to leave the ward. she became quite distressed and broke an item in her room which was, in hindsight, plastic. i knew it was plastic because a part of it ended up next to my neck as she frogmarched me out of the ward. shelley did escape unharmed, but says no one noticed she was missing and despite her reporting what happened it was not logged properly. her account is by no means isolated. according to a recent staff survey, over 15% of nhs workers experienced violence in the last 12 months.
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that is the highest figure in five yea rs. from next month the maximum prison sentence for assaulting an emergency services worker will double from six months to a year. now the health secretary has announced a new violence reduction strategy which includes more punishment for offenders and better support for victims. we are making sure that we have a zero—tolerance approach to violence against nhs staff tougher sentences and stronger links between the nhs and police so that there is a presumption that if you are violent against a member of staff in the nhs, who is there to care for you, then you will be prosecuted. the royal college of nursing and the union unison are welcoming the plans. shelley says staff need to feel safer. behind the uniform is a human being. we are all valuable and the work we do is valuable. we don't go to work to take abuse, we don't go to work to get punched, kicked, kidnapped, bit, spat at, but all
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these things happen. it is hoped the new measures will help protect workers from violence and aggression that they are often exposed to every day. we can now speak to donna kinnair, chief executive of the royal college of nursing. nice to see you. you have experienced yourself during your career dealing with difficult positions, let's say for example in any units. so nothing in the report would be a surprise to you. absolutely. many nurses everyday go to work and try to do their best but they do end up being attacked by members of the public, patients and their relatives. so it is shocking that we are exposed to this on a daily basis. the latest statistics tell us they're almost 200 assaults
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on front line workers a day and that is from our staff survey and other areas. that is an increase, and it seems to be an increase in issue. lots of the comments online today i noticed seemed to say if people are drunk or on drugs or something that could in some way explain, not excuse is, but explain why it is done. it is all is it all done by people under the influence or are they just losing their people under the influence or are theyjust losing their temper? people under the influence or are they just losing their temper? or people with mental health issues? there are varying circumstances and we do know that we have a lot of staff shortages in the nhs so if you are waiting for a long time people do lose their temper and even if they can see staff are trying their best to deliver a service to them, we do know in some of those circumstances we experienced violence or abuse because we are simply trying our best to deliver a service. we have 40,000 vacancies in
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nursing, so actually we need to do something to make sure we support the workforce to be able to deliver care. we talk about the kind of measures discussed today, tell viewers a little more about those and where you think they might help. i think it would be most viewers would understand it is quite shocking we have no way of capturing data of how many assaults are happening on staff. and that actually makes staff not feel valued because if you report it you may do a report on it but if it goes nowhere and no one takes action on it you yourself will feel you are going in every single day and you may or may not face assault, but it is quite demoralising when you are trying to do a good job. so i think it is really important that some of the measures at least we will know what it is because the information we have is from staff survey reports. it is one thing to capture data, it is another thing to try to combat the incidents. so you capture
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the data, you are more aware of the scale of the problem, and staff feel more valued, we get that, what can be done to combat the actual problem? if you know the scale of it you have to take measures as an employer to absolutely protect your staff. that might be with security staff, it might be with educating your staff to be able to resolve the conflict that is occurring, there area number of conflict that is occurring, there are a number of measures that employers can take. but they have to know the scale of the problem, they have to understand what front line workers are facing everyday. and i welcome this because it feels now that it welcome this because it feels now thatitis welcome this because it feels now that it is in the public domain and people are recognising that whether you are an ambulance driver, a nurse orany you are an ambulance driver, a nurse or any front line practitioner, you are experiencing violence sometimes from some people and it is not acceptable. good to talk to you and hopefully we will be able to monitor some progress in the area in the months ahead. thank you for coming in. the time is 17 minutes past
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five. the headlines on bbc news: turkey says the saudi journalist jamal khasshoggi was strangled and his body dismembered as soon as he entered the saudi consulate in istanbul. there are international calls for a ceasefire within days, as the saudi—led air strikes to support the yemeni government are heavily criticised. new measures to protect nhs staff will be introduced to try to reduce the thousands of assaults every year. and in sport, after the death of his father at the weekend the son of leicester city's owner has thanked people for their kind words and says he will continue his father's legacy. jersey mourinho has avoided punishment by the fa after manchester united successfully contested a charge that he swore in portuguese during a win over newcastle. and rafa nadal is out of the paris masters with an abdominal injury. that means novak djokovic will be the known world number one
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next week the first time two years. and i will be back with more on those stories after half past five. the brexit secretary dominic raab has said he expects a brexit deal to be done by the 21st november. in a letter to the chair of the brexit select committee, mr raab said he would be happy to appear before the committee when a deal is done, and said he expected the 21st of november to be suitable. our assistant political editor norman smith has the latest. is that a date? it's not, i don't think. the letter sparked frenzied regulation at westminster that he was now confident an agreement could be imminentand was now confident an agreement could be imminent and signed off within the next three weeks after he wrote the next three weeks after he wrote the letter which was incredibly optimistic and upbeat about the
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negotiations and included as you said this suggestion that he would be happy to appear before the committee once the deal was done and november the 21st should be fine. tonight i have to say those around mr raab are trying to hose the whole idea that there has been some sort of breakthrough in the associations. they are suggesting raab was expressing aspiration that it might be possible to reach some agreement by then. and they point out the letter was written arica go in the aftermath of the last summit. since then there has apparently been no face—to—face meetings between mr raab all the eu's chief negotiator. there are as i understand no talks pencilled in between the two, and the two sides seemingly still utterly deadlocked over this vexed issue of the northern ireland border with the british government unwilling to see any sort of separate arrangement for northern ireland and adamant there has to be some sort of time—limit to any sort
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of backstop. so we don't actually seem any further forward at all and i think the reality is that mr raab's letter writing skills perhaps need a bit of honing and he needs to tone down some of the more confident predictions because they does not seem to be anything that has happened since the last summit that wa rra nts happened since the last summit that warrants the conviction that a deal is going to be signed off by november 21. norman, thank you for the update. well, with five months to go before britain is due to leave the european union, we've been looking at the impact it will have on different walks of life. today a house of lords select committee expressed its concerns over the effect leaving the eu will have on sport, with specific concerns raised about the reliance of horse racing on free movement. horse racing has the country's second highest sporting attendances according to britsh horse racing authority figures, attracting almost six million people to the racetrack in the last year to over 1,500 meetings.
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it's big business too — generating an annual revenue of almost 5.5 billion and it employs more than 17,000 people. our sports correspondent richard conway has been to newmarket — the town considered britain's horse racing capital. sunrise over newmarket, the home of british horse racing. and, like every morning, some of the sport's finest thoroughbreds are out at first light as another day of training begins. in the town's stables, skilled staff are in short supply. linda, who came here from sweden to follow her passion three years ago, is part of an international workforce racing relies upon. people from all over the world. it's all here. i mean, all of the big trainers are here in newmarket. in sweden, in czech, and poland, the racing is so small there, so if you actually want to be invested in it, then there's not
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much for you out there. theyjust don't have the quality as they do in england. linda says she would think twice about coming to britain now, with brexit looming. all of which causes a headache for trainers seeking the best possible staff. racing does have a staffing shortage for a multitude of reasons. now, brexit, you know, we are all a little uncertain as to the effect it is going to have. i think everyone is, from your man that works in the town away from racing, to myself employing people from europe and around the world. so i would say it isjust a feeling of, you know, of we feel very unsure as to how it is going to affect us. across town, jockeys in their silks means one thing — it is a race day here in newmarket. thousands of horses move seamlessly between britain, france and ireland each year under a long—standing arrangement that prioritises the health and welfare of horses. officials negotiating with the government on post—brexit
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arrangements want to ensure that punters will continue to see the best racing possible. a lot is at stake. we have evolved over centuries and have a close, high level of integration with the likes of ireland and france and the movement of horses across europe... there are over 25,000 movements in any given year and a system through the eu now, a tripartite agreement, we call it, that allows for that free movement of thoroughbreds. we want to see that continue in some form, else we could have complications. horse racing holds a special place in british sporting life. its history, its broad appeal — it all combines to see 6 million of us go racing every year. it is a multi—billion pound industry and britain is a world leader. bookmakers, though, for whom uncertainty is usually the best business, are hedging their brexit bets. we do not know what is going to come when we pull out. nobody knows what will happen.
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people are scared of spending their money nowadays anyway. we are hoping the weekend race is going to stay the same, but i'm not sure about the midweek. the british economy will still be the british economy. people will still go racing. the leisure pound will still be the leisure pound and we will always get a little slice of it. you know, it's not much to go round, different ways for people to spend their spare money, but they will still come racing. with brexit looming, there are concerns within horse racing that echoe those in other sports, but there's also hope that britain can maintain its current pace and thoroughbred reputation. richard conway, bbc news, newmarket. there's also been some concern that brexit could impact uk's ability to attract young talent, across a range of sports. one institution with a global reputation for producing elite sportsmen and women is loughborough university, which is currently ranked as the best sports university in the world by the education ratings organisation os. our reporter eleanor roper is there for us now.
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when you think about brexit it might not be sport that comes to mind at first, but the free moment and people has a really big impact on the athletes who come to the uk to compete, and our ability to host big events and on the fans and their ability to travel to tournaments. we're here at loughborough university, you can see there is a game of rugby happening behind us and that is because it is the home of british athletics, the home of british swimming, british triathlon and england netball. when think about brexit is going to have a big hit pant on football in particular and that is because on any given saturday in the premier league only one in three players would be eligible to play for england. exit has divided the world of football. i some people think it will negatively affect our ability to attract world —class affect our ability to attract world—class talent and others think it's a really good chance of young
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home—grown talent to break through into the premier league. here is steve parrish, the chairman of crystal palace football club. i think it will be incredible for the game, i think it will be incredible for the league. i can't imagine that there aren't other industries that have these opportunities before them. i am excited about it. i think it will be fantastic for football, if we get it right. we need to get the legislation right. we need to be sensible. and i do appreciate there are an enormous amount of industries that have the same issues, and there is an enormous amount of work to be done. but i think it's time to get positive. the biggest thing i think, as a businessman, that is killing us right now is the uncertainty. there is now no doubt in my mind — we can have a future inside the eu, we can have a good future outside the eu. i think if we are trapped somewhere in between, that's the thing that certainly worries most people that i speak to the most. the premier league is the most watched league in the world. it's been an enormous success. it's been one of the uk's great success stories. the reason for that is being able to get the best talent
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from around the world. with the best talent, you have the best league and we've got the greatest breadth of top talent than any of the league, it's a huge success. that could be damaged. we're joined now by an expert in european policy of what this means the sport. let's talk about football in particular, what you think brexit will mean to the premier league.” think it is difficult to foresee of course but there are three main areas where i think brexit can make an impact especially in professional foot ball an impact especially in professional football but also grassroots. the first is freedom of movement, so the numberof first is freedom of movement, so the number of players that english, british professional football clubs will be able to hire coming from the eu. those might be well restricted as it is now the case for those outside the eu. so that is one thing. on the economic side of the
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game, ithink thing. on the economic side of the game, i think it is also quite important. we are seeing how the devaluation of the pound is already restricting the amount of money that foot ball restricting the amount of money that football clubs can spend in signing players. but also making other type of business. and similarly we may think whether actually fans and subscribers to pay channels for example will have as much income disposable to spend it in football, so disposable to spend it in football, so for example it is quite likely that the revenue generation of the premier league in terms of national tv rights might go down for the next bit. and finally i think one aspect not often talked about but will be important is the relationship between the different stakeholders of the game, i'm sure when the debate is had as to what to do with those new players both the clubs and the football association will have very different views, and they are where the government sets in that debate will be very important. any idea on how may footballers could be affected by these changes to freedom
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of movement? if we apply the current legislation which is what we have at the moment, there are numbers of around between 340 and 350 football players who are nationals of the eu playing in the professional football in england. they will not be able to stay because they will not meet the conditions of the work permit that are now applied to from outside the eu eu. those people could not have met the conditions to sign the leicester city so who knows whether leicester city so who knows whether leicester city so who knows whether leicester city would have been champion of the premier league two seasons ago. however a point that is normally not observed is that those players that are already in britain should be able to apply for settled status so actually those players should in theory be able to keep working in this country. thank you very much. we'll be back at loughborough in about an hour's time the sports day. thank you very much.
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time for a look at the weather — here's mel coles with the forecast. hello. the sunshine we have seen through central and eastern areas has proved a real treat. the southerly airflow and temperatures have recovered, it has got a touch milder than in recent days. if you are out doing trick or treating this evening, temperatures are in double figures in the far south. some rain affects western fringes. overnight, the rain gradually starts east. most areas will see some rain at some point and more rain will push its way up into the south across east anglia and lincolnshire. underneath the cloud with the rain, not as cold as recently. temperatures holding up the exception being northern ireland and north—west scotland, we could see some frost and perhaps mist and fog on thursday morning. thursday is
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clearing up process, it turns dry and brighter from the west, the clearing up process, it turns dry and brighterfrom the west, the rain will outstay its welcome through parts of lincolnshire, east anglia and far south—east. away from that, fine and dry and some showers dotted here and there through western areas, perhaps parts of the west midlands. but the southern half of the uk back into double figures. this is bbc news. the headlines: turkey has given its first official account of how the journalist, jamal khashoggi, was murdered at the saudi consulate in istanbul, saying he was killed shortly after entering the building. there are international calls for a ceasefire within days, as the saudi—led air strikes to support the yemeni government are heavily criticised again. robert bowers, the suspect in a mass shooting at a synagogue in pittsburgh that killed 11 worshipers has been charged on a total of 44 counts including religous hate crimes, firearms charges and causing injury to police officers. the government promises
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stronger measures to protect nhs staff in england — as attacks on them hit a five—year high. pakistan's supreme court lifts a death sentence on a christian woman accused of blasphemy but it sparks violent protests. sport now with sarah mulkerrins. good evening. the son of the leicester city owner killed in an accident at the weekend has written an emotional tribute to his father, saying he misses him with all his heart. vichai srivaddhanaprabha and four others died when his helicopter crashed outside the king power stadium on saturday evening. since then, tributes have been pouring in, with many praising his connection with the local community and his key part in the leicester's premier league title two years ago. the club has now released a message from his son, top. manchester united manager jose mourinho will not be punished
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by the fa after the club successfully contested a charge that he swore in portuguese during a win over newcastle. the fa used a lip reader and his remarks were interpreted as offensive. but bbc sport understands that united produced a strong defence in its appeal and feel vindicated by the outcome of not proven at the independent regulatory commission hearing today. the fa is surprised by the outcome and has not ruled out an appeal. derby boss frank lampard is relishing his first return to chelsea as a manager, when he faces his old side in the league cup tonight at stamford bridge. lampard was one of chelsea's best players, scoring a club—record 211 goals and winning 11 major trophies between 2001 and 2014, including the champions league and three premier league titles. he knocked out his former managerjose mourinho and manchester united in the last round, but can he replicate the same against a chelsea side that's unbeaten in the league this season? ? obviously, to go to manchester united was one thing, but the opportunity to go
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here so soon, yeah, it's big for me, it's big for the players. we have a lot of young players here, and a lot of experienced players, who are very driven and want to play against premier league teams, so they deserve the occasion to go up against what is a fantastic chelsea side, no matter who they put up on the night. rafael nadal has pulled out of the paris masters with an an abdominal muscle strain. he had been due to make his comeback after nearly two months out with a knee injury. but he's felt some pain while serving and has been advised that playing a number of matches will only make it worse. his withdrawl means that novak djokovic will return to the top of the world rankings next monday. wales most—capped rugby union international gethinjenkins will retire from the sport this weekend. he will call it quits after cardiff blues' match in the pro14. he earned 129 caps for his country, and went on five lions tours. he has been struggling with a "chronic" knee problem.
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the prop made his wales debut in 2002 and won four six nations titles, including three grand slams titles — this try against ireland helped them seal the clean sweep in 2005. i've been pretty lucky to get what i've been pretty lucky to get what i've got an pretty lucky to have had such a long career. i never thought i would last until i was 37, when i started out. i have done 16 preseasons, probably the worst part of being about the player. like i said, i'm thankful for what of being about the player. like i said, i'm thankfulfor what i've achieved and thankful i've got to this stage of my career. england rugby league captain sean o'loughlin will miss their second test against new zealand on sunday. he suffered a recurrence of a calf injury early in saturday's first test win in hull. his replacement as skipper for the game at anfield will be named tomorrow. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. we'll have more for you in sportsday at 6.30pm. we will see you later on.
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let's return now to one of our main stories and saudi arabia is under growing international pressure because of its intervention in the conflict in neighbouring yemen. last night, the us defence secretaryjim mattis said all warring parties should meet the un's special envoy to yemen next month, to come to a solution. theresa may has said a political deal was needed to ensure any truce would hold. it sounded much more like an order rather than a request. sir simon fraser is a former permanent secretary at the foreign and commonwealth office and spent five years as head of the uk diplomatic service. he is here with me now. nice to have you with us, thank you. quite a few things for us to talk about and let's start with the american intervention, latest diplomatic intervention on yemen. what is your reading of that? firstly it is very welcome because
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this war has been going on for a long time. not enough has been done about it. the fact that the americans are now prepared to do something or appear to be is welcome. i interpret that as one of the consequences of the jamal khashoggi murder. it is a reg retta ble khashoggi murder. it is a regrettable thing to say that this could be a positive outcome of that terrible event. why would that have happened in that way? what is the dynamic of that decision making process ? dynamic of that decision making process? i think the americans have been under growing pressure to exert some pressure themselves on saudi arabia over yemen. they have not done yet as much as perhaps they could. now, there is an added incentive for them to be demonstrating that they are using their leveraged with saudi arabia on this issue. after all, what is the point of having leveraged with a country like saudi arabia if you are not prepared to use it? what happens if the response from saudi arabia is not what is needed? let's see but i think the saudis would be advised to
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respond and cooperate because there isa respond and cooperate because there is a tremendous amount at stake and they have taken a huge hit in international public opinion as a result of what happened with khashoggi. we saw mike pompeo visiting recently, what kind of language would have been used in this meeting? behind the scenes. we have heard the public language but what about behind the scenes? behind—the—scenes there has been more forthright conversation about what needs to happen. i'm sure it hasn't entirely been polite in every sense. there will have been some pressure exerted. it is true it is not just about a ceasefire. pressure exerted. it is true it is notjust about a ceasefire. if pressure exerted. it is true it is not just about a ceasefire. if you have a ceasefire, you need a process behind it and you need an effective international humanitarian effort to deal with that tragedy. when we look at the stakeholders here, we mentioned the states but what about the united kingdom? we have a long—standing relationship with saudi arabia and notjust in trade but diplomacy, too and intelligence. how has that been affected by what has gone on in the past few months? we have an important relationship with saudi arabia that has always
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been one of the great challenges of foreign policy to balance our relationship right. saudi arabia matters in economic, security and regional stability terms and you can't just ignore that. regional stability terms and you can'tjust ignore that. on the other hand, when countries like that and their leaderships behave in ways that you find very difficult to accept, be it in yemen, with khashoggi, you've got to make sure that you don'tjust ignore that and let them get away with it completely. people can't act with impunity in these things. we've got to align ourselves, now, with this american initiative, i think. what is your reading of what's going on within saudi arabia? there has been lots written and spoken about this. the crown prince is obviously in a very powerful position. do they fully recognise and are they prepared to accept, is the crown prince prepared to accept, for example, the full impact of world reaction to what has happened?” example, the full impact of world reaction to what has happened? i am not sure i can answer that question because in those countries you never quite know how the information is being passed and to whom and how it is being received. they are not
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dumb, they will understand the extent to the reaction here. i think the problem is that when you get one person who gets too much power accruing to them individually, the checks and balances in the system disappeared that can become dangerous. interesting we are talking about this today when the foreign secretary has been outlining in his own speech, mr hammond, his vision for british diplomacy in future. there were several strands to that, what would you pick out? he hasn't actually made the full speed but the important thing i think in that speech is that as the new foreign secretary, he sets out a coherent vision of what he thinks the foreign policy of this country should be after brexit. and how we're going to exert influence in the world, working with other countries. because, actually, brexit is going to reduce our international beverage and standing. —— international leveraged. we haven't had a convincing answer. that would be good. the snippets we have been
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fed, if i had been put it that way, they include, for example, talking about a broader mix of people maybe, if that is the way to put it, who do importantjobs if that is the way to put it, who do important jobs for us abroad, if that is the way to put it, who do importantjobs for us abroad, is that sensible? it is fine to look at different ways of bringing a range of people into the foreign office, as he is. whether they are business people or others, all organisations need to be open to different talents, that is fine as long as the appointments are made in a transparent way because they are public appointments. and as long as what you don't do is creamed off all the topjobs what you don't do is creamed off all the top jobs and give them to people coming in, demotivating the people who spend their whole careers working through the system. who spend their whole careers working through the systemm who spend their whole careers working through the system. is there a danger? there is a risk of that. i can't imagine very senior business people will want to come in and go to the very difficult places in the world were many diplomats spend a lot of their time. thank you for coming in. nice to talk to you. thank you for coming to talk to us on bbc news at 5pm. it is 5:43pm. channel 4 has announced its setting up a new headquaters in leeds
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in an attempt to change the way it reflects life outside of london. the broadcaster says it will move around 200 jobs to the city, while bristol and glasgow will become creative hubs for the broadcaster. our entertainment correspondent colin paterson is in leeds. it's a bit of a rearranging going on. talk us through the impact of this. yes. a lot of excitement in the centre of leeds with this announcement made this afternoon that new channel 4 national hq will be coming to the city. jobs will be moving here from the second half of next year. we believe it will be around 200 jobs. the crucial thing is, by 2023, channel4 around 200 jobs. the crucial thing is, by 2023, channel 4 aims to have half of its programmes, the programmes it commissions, made by companies outside of london. but will be in input and boost of a quarter of £1 billion to programme makers outside of london —— that will be an input. the chief executive of channel 4 alex mayhem
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explained why leeds had been chosen. the focus is what channel 4 can do to the uk. channel4 the focus is what channel 4 can do to the uk. channel 4 is about diversity and inclusion and a that is about how we represent all of the uk. we felt leeds will help us do that the best. it gives us coverage across the north, the north—west and the north—east. it allows us to work with our independent production partners and allows us to represent an entirely different part of the uk. channel 4 news will also be setting up channel 4 news will also be setting upa new channel 4 news will also be setting up a new news hub in leeds. they will triple the amount of people it employs outside of london but it is worth pointing out that channel 4 is not leaving london, its main headquarters will still be in london. some are criticising the choice of leaves for national hq, saying that if you really wanted to create a hub that could change the media, perceived media bias, of london in the uk media scene then the place to put it was media city in salford. because the bbc, itv and channel 4 together then maybe the
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balance could have been tipped away from london. a lot of people in leeds don't care, they are just delighted that channel 4 is heading here next year. thank you very much for the latest on the channel 4 move. it is 5:45pm. the headlines on bbc news: turkey says the saudi journalist jamal khasshoggi was strangled and his body dismembered as soon as he entered the saudi consulate in istanbul. that was one month ago. there are international calls for a ceasefire within days, as the saudi—led airstrikes to support the yemeni government, are heavily criticised again. new measures to protect nhs staff will be introduced to try to reduce the thousands of assaults every year. robert bowers, the suspect in the mass shooting at a synagogue in pittsburgh that killed 11 worshippers, has been charged on a total of 44 counts. an update on the market numbers for you, here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. both making gains. trading still going on in the us.
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and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. he grew up on a housing estate and used music as an outlet for his emotions, going onto sell more than one millon singles, as one half of the band rizzle kicks. but jordan stephens found himself battling depression and multiple addictions. three years agojordan drew on his own experience, and launched an anti—stigma mental health campaign called i am whole, as a direct response to the mental health difficulties being experienced by children and young people. jordan will be joined next month by some of the biggest names in british music for a fundraising concert at london's roundhouse. and in a moment, i'll be talking to jordan about the event, but, first, let's take a look at some of those who are supporting the campaign. thank you for coming in, jordan, it's nice to see you. let's share some of the things you have been doing. it's important to remember that we all have mental health in the same way that we all have physical health.
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just because you can't see what's going on inside someone else's head doesn't make it any less important. and mental health difficulties don't discriminate — they can affect anyone from any walk of life. tackling the stigma attached to it is all of our responsibility, so don't let your friends suffer in silence. join the fight. join the amazing people pledging their support from the worlds of music... i am whole. tv... i am whole. and sport. i am whole. just some of the support, which gives you a sense of the kind of range of people thatjordan has behind him on this campaign, good to have you with us. thank you. what are you trying to do, what is the
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purpose? i am trying to make mental health less... i wouldn't say a scary topic but, you know, have less stigma attached to some of the terminology. so that people feel more comfortable just expressing themselves and understanding that madonna is such an integral part of existing. of course. —— mental health if such an integral part. what is the kind of stigma attached to it in your experience? now that we have discussed this more openly for the last two or three years, there is less of a stigma? there are generations adjusting to about the sudden changes in how we go about the daily changes in life with technology. the change of community. for me, the most important aspect of... of discussing mental health openly is that there are certain... fears around how people are presenting themselves. just on the way here i heard someone on the radio about people in the workplace too afraid about talking about
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therapy. that is the kind of stigma we wa nt therapy. that is the kind of stigma we want to get around. distinction between men and women? that stigma, the readiness to talk, do you distinguish? talking from my own experience, i know that men have this kind of idea of masculinity that they come up against. i think that they come up against. i think that mental health... when i say mental health, i'd mean how someone considers how they feel it in their own head. everyone goes through it but not everyone feels constable talking about it. that is genderless but men do have a particular idea of themselves they need to live up to —— everyone feels comfortable. themselves they need to live up to -- everyone feels comfortable. how do you use music to try to convey some of that? or to try and raise the question, how have you done that? the idea of music for mental health, there are tickets out now, there are tickets on sale to go to there are tickets on sale to go to the roundhouse. it is at the roundhouse. november 18. the roundhouse. it is at the roundhouse. november18. music is a language everyone understands and it
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is often a place where people can express themselves. and you were late to people based on the honesty and emotion and the most honest musicians are often the one that make the biggest impact. at one point, drawing on your own experience, at what point did you hit a bit of a brick wall and then think there is a way out of it, talk us through that? for me, people have different survival mechanisms. but just because the way i was brought up just because the way i was brought up and the career path i found myself in, writing seems to be my resort, that is what i go to. i am a very honest person. but i still had to hold myself accountable to my own actions and realise that behavioural patterns that i had gotten myself into genuinely never in my life thought that writing a song about depression would end up helping so many people. i am very appreciative of that but i wrote it to stop myself from going too far. i have been close, but i think... reaching out is often one of the best ways of combating your own stresses. often,
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ifi combating your own stresses. often, if i feel a little bit unloved, to myself, then actually spreading love to someone else and asking how someone is can remedy you. i am trying to put that ethos into practice. how receptive do you think other men are to this message? i am being very specific. how receptive are they to this? i genuinely think we are investigating all types of ways of being. with a lot of minorities and oppressed demographics finally finding a place to speak out and be heard. i think men need to adjust to incredibly big and... you can't avoid the emotional world. it's a very important and integral part of your everyday life. that is something that... to be in touch with that is really important and benefits everybody, literally. that is ongoing for me. i have to manage myself every day. there is a
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specific set of challenges that i have. when we look at the kind of people who are supporting you, it is very impressive. yeah. it is remarkable in terms of that achievement as well. thank you. how did you go about building up that kind of support? line-up? they are my mates, most of them, which is a massive perk of having been in the spotlight, making music, having people listen to it. ed sheeran is like one of my favourite... a good mate of mine. i completely forgot he was the biggest pop star in the world when i asked him. it was from people's responses that i was like, "0h people's responses that i was like, "oh my god". anne marie, professor greene, all of these people i have worked with and i adore them. i am happy and it means a lot to me. the trailer that we have just seen, it makes its own point. the other voices make their own point. for people watching, this is a key question for you as well, jordan, people watching, who, you know, really didn't have the confidence to
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reach out will study you just used the phrase reach out earlier. yeah. —— you used. for some people reaching out is the hardest thing to do. if people feel they are not in a position to do that, what is the first step they can take on the road? thank you for asking that question, that is the root of this campaign. whole is a circle, so that someone understands in a moment of vulnerability there is actually strength, knowing you are not alone. the idea is that we drew a circle on our hand, i am hulkamania can click on the #and if you feel a type of way, you can see that there is a whole community. —— i am whole. there is a community and you are great. beyond helping lots of people, beyond what you have already done and what you want to do, when you think of you and your music and your work, where do you want to go in the next few years?” your work, where do you want to go in the next few years? i want to continue to try and be as honest as
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ican continue to try and be as honest as i can about my own experiences and hope that that connects with other people, break down some barriers in terms of facades and whatever. i wa nt to terms of facades and whatever. i want to say things that haven't been said before but from an honest place. very impressive. thank you. good luck. roundhouse november18. great to talk to you. lovely to see you. very nice of him to come in. it worthwhile campaign. let's have one more story before we say farewell. harry and meghan's first official overseas trip as a married couple is coming to an end. the duke and duchess of sussex have had warm receptions in australia, fiji, tonga and new zealand, and our royal correspondent, jonny dymond, has followed them every step of the way. welcome to rotorua, your royal highness. he may have had a tribal robe... but the haka that greeted harry and meghan had a blood—chilling power. after that, tentative steps
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took the couple inside. he speaks in maori. there he gave maori a try and got a warm reception. cheering and applause. this area has been a draw for tourists for many a year, but harry and meghan did not come here for the famous thermal waters. they came instead to affirm that their trip to new zealand is for everyone, new and old. i think we have a very strong connection to british culture. if you look at some of our tribalflags, we actually have the unionjack sitting in the corner. it'sjust a reminder, i suppose, every time we have a visitor come in, hey, we have this special kind of connection that's quite unique in the world, really.
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after the tribal ceremony, more tradition. a final royal walkabout on this last day of their tour. once again, the big crowds, old and young... flowers for the expectant mum... and some practice for harry at controlling wayward children. whose child is this? there you go. at the end of the day, the end of the trip, some peace and some time together. for meghan at least, 14 weeks pregnant, a tiring tour. so, how was the trip? "pretty great," says harry. thanks, guys. johnny dymond, bbc news, rotorua. time for a look at the weather, with mel coles. the sunshine that we have seen
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across central and eastern areas of the uk today has proved a real treat. especially in the southerly flow, temperatures have recovered a bit and it felt milder than recently. if you are out trick or treating this evening, temperatures won't be falling quite as well as last night, it feels ok at the moment. some rain affecting western fringes and as we head into overnight, that brain will gradually work its way east. the shabbat rain. most areas seeing some rain at some point overnight. with that cloud, temperatures won't fall away so far. the exception is northern ireland and north—west, where we could see a patchy frost and some mist and fog around first thing tomorrow morning. first thing is a clearing up story, it dries and brightens as we head through the afternoon. the rain outstays its welcome. away from that, one or two showers perhaps but
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once again, the southern half of the uk seeing the best of the temperatures, double figures once again. the men who were completely paralysed but can walk again, thanks to the extraordinary work of scientists in switzerland. this 30—year—old was told he'd spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair after a sports injury. we've got to try to do the impossible, to make the possible, possible. and i think we're doing that, and it feels good. an implant in his spine is now boosting signals from his brain to his legs. we'll be asking what it could mean for thousands of others. also tonight... the journalist jamal khashoggi was strangled as soon as he arrived at the saudi consulate in turkey — the authorities finally reveal exactly what happened. forensic teams keep searching for missing estate agent suzy lamplugh — her brother says he hopes she'll finally be found more than 30 years after disappearing. channel 4 has chosen leeds for its new headquarters in a bid to boost the way it reflects life outside london.
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