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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8pm: theresa may backs the call from the united states for a ceasefire in yemen within 30 days. the turkish authorities say jamal khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the saudi consulate in istanbul. the men who were completely paralysed but can walk again thanks to the extraordinary work of scientists in switzerland. the foreign secretary says britian will strengthen other global relationships when britain leaves the eu. today i am announcing the biggest expansion of the semantic network for a generation, including 12 new posts and nearly a thousand more personnel. channel 4 chooses leeds for its new headquarters. the broadcaster chose the city ahead of bids from birmingham and greater manchester. we'll be hearing from the winners and the losers. and maori cloaks for harry and meghan as they conclude
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their tour of new zealand. theresa may has added her backing to the united states‘ demand for a ceasefire and peace talks in yemen within 30 days. the civil war in yemen is now into its third year. it's a conflict that has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with millions at risk of starvation. america, along with britain and france, has supported the saudis who are helping yemen's government fight houthi rebels. our international correspondent orla guerin hasjust returned from yemen. a warning — her report contains some distressing material. in yemen, it has come to this. more than three years of war have brought the nation
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to the brink of famine. we filmed these distressing images earlier this month. after years of inaction there is a new sense of urgency and from the united states a new push for peace. 30 days from now, we want to see everybody around a peace table based on a cease—fire, 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. a war that keeps selling new graves. here are 42 schoolboys killed by the saudi led coalition in august. we met survivors of the devastating airstrike, one more attack which raised concern internationally about the saudi bombing campaign in yemen. but if a turning point is coming, it
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may be because of the brutal killing by saudi officials of the dissident saudi journalist jamal khashoggi. that in turn increased the pressure on key saudi allies and arms suppliers, like the us and britain. the prime minister today emphasising the need for a lasting peace deal. a nationwide cease—fire will only have an effect on the ground if it is underpinned by a political deal by the parties and my right honourable friend the foreign secretary discussed this matter with martin griffiths the un special envoy last night. they agreed the uk will continue to encourage all parties to agree to de—escalation. but will the houthi rebels be willing to come to the negotiating table? on a walkabout in sana'a this month, this senior leader seems to be in no hurry for talks and was dismissive of peace efforts by the un envoy, martin griffiths.
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translation: we are always ready for the peace talks, but i don't for now, the houthis have a tight group on the capital and most of the populated areas of the country. it's unclear if they or the saudis will be ready to compromise. david miliband, the former labour politician and current head of the ngo called the international rescue committee, welcomed the calls for a ceasefire. here is what he has to say. this american move is a chink of light in a very dark tunnel. 14 million people are on the brink of famine in yemen, and it's imperative that the british government break out of their inertia, notjust call for a cease—fire but table a resolution at united nations security council and initiate practical measures to alleviate the suffering and stop the geopolitical catastrophe
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that is being created in yemen. i think the american move has been driven by frustration with the failure of the war strategy. four years too late, they've realised that bombing civilians is not going to win a war. i think it's also important that the khashoggi murder has shown the abuse of power at the heart of the international order and raised profound questions for the us about its ally the saudi arabians. it's very worrying to the british government until yesterday were maintaining a position that a cease—fire was the wrong thing to do. britain holds the pen at the un security council on the yemen file, and it is imperative that they pick up that pen, start writing with it the kind of political measures and also practical measures to stop yemen becoming a tinderbox at the heart of the middle east. joining us now is baraa shiban, a campaigner and specialist researcher focusing on the yemen conflict. thank you for coming in this
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evening. i did not know about you but do you get the sense that the americans have jumped the but do you get the sense that the americans havejumped the gun here and other nations are frantically trying to keep up? is there any formal coordination between this call for a cessation of hostilities? i think it is pretty much driven from a james mattis by the murder of jamal blackman two. 50 it from a james mattis by the murder of jamal blackman two. so it is opportunistic. —— khasoggi. jamal blackman two. so it is opportunistic. -- khasoggi. there has been exaggeration by the media for quite some time about the regional dynamics and how basically this is simplyjust eight saudi arabia and the war. the reality is this conflict has existed in six months before the saudi lead intervention, so at the root cause of it, it is a civil war. and that isa of it, it is a civil war. and that is a local dynamic that has not been tackled properly i am afraid.
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neither by james mattis, by the uk oi’ neither by james mattis, by the uk or the us. now when you try to put all of this together, is there a need for to hold the saudi air strikes? yes, there is a need. —— halton the air strikes. we may have a chance here. when you start digging deeper, will the uk or the us have a leverage over the houthi inside yemen, i think no. will the iran threat, will they be able to stop the flow of weapons from iran to the houthi, i think no. we have to the houthi, i think no. we have to be able to take the opportunity but also be careful to how much expectation we have into this and not to fall into the trap because this could also open the appetite for the houthis attempt to swallow morland and there we go back to square morland and there we go back to square one. morland and there we go back to square one. 0k, morland and there we go back to square one. ok, you talk of so many players, you have saudi arabia, the uae who have been quite resistant to
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talks until now, you have houthis, you have erotic, france, britain, the us as well. none of this is going to happen if the houthis did not want to come around the table andi not want to come around the table and i think this happened in september, there was meant to be a meeting in geneva and it did not happen. how do you get the houthis oi’ happen. how do you get the houthis or who do you get to speak to the houthis are they willing to listen to? so far they have said they are willing to talk to the un envoy so i think that should continue. if the houthis made demand for cessation of hostilities from the saudi secondment with you maybe use the leverage of the uk in the us to make a really hall's on air strikes, to push the process forward. now if they did not show up and because this could also be a tactic and there is an appetite for them to use there is an appetite for them to use the opportunity to take morland because it literally everyone in the country is really exhausted after three years of conflict. they said
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to be able to resist so far in the heavy bombing campaign led by the united arab and saudi arabia. 0k, that some us to discuss there we have to leave it there. thank you very much. a reminder that on bbc news later tonight, we'll be taking a close look at tomorrow's front pages. the papers will be on this evening at10:40pm and 11:30pm. our guests will be torcuil crichton, westminster editor for the daily record, and nicola bartlett, political correspondent at the mirror. turkish officials have given their first official statement on how saudi journalist jamal khashoggi was killed in the saudi embassy in istanbul. the chief prosecutor in istanbul gave a news conference earlier today. he said the murder was planned and asked his saudi counterpart to give answers as to who gave the order to kill mr khashoggi. 0ur correspondent mark lowen gave this update from istanbul.
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well he had today was the first confirmation from the istanbul prosecutor thatjoual khasoggi confirmation from the istanbul prosecutor that joual khasoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the consulate right here behind me and his body was dismembered and destroy, raising the question of whether his remains will ever really be found. that also backs up what a senior western official has told the bbc is that when khasoggi entered the building, he did was put over his head, he had a very violent blow to the hat and that he was indeed choked to death. a man who was told he would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair has walked again thanks to extraordinary work by scientists in switzerland. the 30—year—old, who was left paralysed after a martial arts accident, has had an implant attached to his spine which boosts the signals from his brain to his legs. and incredibly some of the damaged nerves have regrown.
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another man who had a cycling accident has also regained some mobility. pallab ghosh reports from switzerland. david's doctor said he'd never work again. now among the foothills of the alps, he's able to travel more than half a mile. and implant around his spine has changed his life. to me, it means a lot. i think you've got to try to do the impossible to make the possible possible. i'm surprised over and over again when we really get there. it's a lot of fun, and it feels very good. this is david training with his implant a year ago. stim on means it's turned on. when it's turned off, he can't move. back on and he continues to walk. nerves in the spinal—cord send signals from the brain to the legs. some people are paralysed when they're damaged through injury. in most cases, there's still a small signal, but it's too weak
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to create a movement. the implant boosts the signal, enabling david to walk. not only that, the restored movement seems to repair some of the damaged nerves. and here's the result. david walks eight paces with the implant turned off. what was very unexpected was the spinal—cord repair that we have observed. and we need to understand the underlying mechanism. what we have observed in animal model, it seems that nerve fibres are growing again, that they are reconnecting the brain to the spinal—cord. david had his implant surgically inserted by one of switzerland's leading neurosurgeons. a chronic case, he was paralysed seven years ago after a sporting accident. i've been working in the neuroscience now for a long time, and i know that when you have a spinal—cord injury, after a while, if there is no progress, it will remain like this,
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so what i noticed for the first time is a change, even in a chronic state, and that's, for me, something completely new. outside of the lab, in the real world, it's much harderfor david. without his electrical stimulation, he can only walk a few paces, so it's far away from being a cure. but the research does demonstrate that paralysis can be reversed, at least to some degree. the big question is by how much. sebastien had a cycling accident. before he came to work with the swiss team, he had no movement in his legs. but now he can ride his bike, which is powered mostly by his hand movements, but also by his legs. such a feeling of freedom. everything is working together, and that helps you to be healthy for the rest of the day, the rest of the week and the rest of your life. stim on.
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robotic voice: 0k, start message send to implant. david and sebastien are the first patients to have benefited from the treatment. they can't keep the stimulation on all the time because it's too uncomfortable for long periods and the system isn't ready researchers say in the journal nature, they hope to improve the system and it can be tested in the uk and other parts of the world in three years' time. pallab ghosh, bbc news, lausanne. well, we just saw dr jocelyne bloch in the piece. she's one of the neurosurgeons who surgically inserted the implant into david m'zee. shejoins me now. thank you forjoining us here on bbc news. how very exciting, it is exciting just watching it. first off, where is that implant in the body? the electrodes are located at the lower part of the spinal cord. and there is a neurostimulator
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located around the beljan of the skin. we have heard about robotic skeletons do have in the past been shown to help people to move. how does this differ in white has it been so successful? so it is not really a robotic skeletons but the candidate has simulation on the spinal cord that is activating the muscles of his leg. so when he wants to walk, the stimulation is helping him to put one foot in front of the other and is facilitating him to walk. so what is so different about it this time? is all about coordinating the message to the brain within our vending? what is all about? so he still achieves his brain scan when he wants to stick, he is activating his muscles in a
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robot. so when you are going, everything is passive. so it is activating by itself but in our study, the patient‘s themselves are activating their brains, their legs. how far off all way for what i would like to call a cure for paralysis? soi like to call a cure for paralysis? so i think we are still at the very beginning and we are doing a proof of concept. we are able to really help of three patients that were chronically injured. so now we have to do this in probably much earlier when the injury is fresh because we know that has more potential. and the idea is at this stage it is a bit too early to say that we are going to cure paralysis and we have to calibrate our enthusiasm. i think that we can really improve the
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quality of life and probably the life and the movement of many patients who have a spinal cord injuries. 0k, thank you very much, do not have the best line ever has been fascinated talking to you, thank you. amazing stuff. sport now, and a full round—up from the bbc sport centre. good evening. frank lampard's derby county are at chelsea in the league cup this evening, and it's been a lively start to say the least. derby have let in two own goals in the opening 20 minutes or so. fikay tomori first put chelsea ahead. derby did equalise with a goal from jack marriott before the second own goal, richard keogh this time, to put chelsea back in front. derby brought it back again, though, martin waghorn scoring the second equaliser of the night. elsewhere, goalless between arsenal
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and blackpool, son heung min has tottenham ahead at west ham, and goalless between middlesborough and crystal palace. in the scottish premiership — aberdeen 2—0 up at hamilton academical. tom rogic has celtic up against dundee. in the women's champions league, chelsea are on the verge making the quarter—finals. they're 6—0 up against fiorentina in the second leg of their tie. fran kirby with a hat trick. that's 7—0 on aggregate. closing moments in italy. jose mourinho's former managerial adversary arsene wenger has told
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the bbc his nextjob will not be in england. wenger has been out of work since leaving arsenal last may and has been linked with a number ofjobs around the world. but he says we won't be seeing him return to the premier league. i will be back, yes. but not in england, probably? certainly not, because i am... dedicated my whole life to one club, you know, and... it would be a bit different certainly and would not be well accepted. an emergency anti—doping summit at the white house has been told that athletes have been "failed" by the world anti—doping agency. the meeting in washington has called for an inquiry into claims of bullying at the organisation. it comes after wada athlete committee chair beckie scott recently told the bbc that some of the organisation's most senior officials tried to bully her over her opposition to lifting a ban on russia. the meeting also called for an overhaul of wada's governance and for it to have more respect for the "the voice of athletes".
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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 withdrawal means that novak djokovic will return to the top of the world rankings next monday. that's all the sport for now. arsenal are now 1—0 up against black two. i'll have more for you in sportsday at 10:30pm. leeds has been chosen as the location for the new national headquarters for channel 4. greater manchester and birmingham had also been in the running. bristol and glasgow have been selected as new creative hubs for the organisation. around 200 staff will be moved out of london to the new hubs, although channel 4 will also retain its presence in the capital. james vincent reports. the first thing that anyone saw
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on the new channel 4 back in 1982 was a yorkshire presenter sitting in a yorkshire studio. hello, hello, good evening as the countdown to a brand—new channel ends, a brand—new countdown begins. fitting today then that when channel 4 decided where to move, they chose to come home to leeds. ever since the government told channel 4 that it had to move some of its operations out of london, cities across the country have been stating their case. and leeds has now come out on top, and next year, the public service broadcaster will relocate to west yorkshire. it will help us bring in decision—makers from elsewhere in the uk with different opinions, and the call for us is how do we reflect on the screen the values, the cultures, the communities of different people across the uk and notjust in london. we knew we put together a very strong bid and we felt
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the relationships with channel 4 were very good, but you never know. and there were three of us in the race right to the end, and we're absolutely thrilled that leeds has been chosen. we do have to travel quite a distance to meet the industry professionals cos at the moment, they are pretty much down south. we have nothing against people down south, we just wish there were more here as well. leeds might get the headquarters, butjust eight miles up the road is the city of film. bradford is the youngest city in the country, and it's hoped some of the investment will be felt here. channel 4 picked yorkshire because they say it has a thriving digital industry. and the future of that industry is at yorkshire's universities. university of bradford, take two. in bradford, they're excited that a job in national television now will not mean having to get a train ticket to london. well, i want to be involved in stuff like production,
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management and producing. students at the university of bradford and in leeds can take media courses and there'll be a good opportunity for them as well to have channel 4 here. most opportunities in the film and creative industries tend to be in london. it is quite london—centric, so moving up north to be fantastic. it can be amazing. there will be many more opportunities available for it. bradford is a city, but we're still having to relocate to manchester or london after we graduate, so itjust creates more opportunities for us as students. rahul. last night, the great british bake—0ff had a yorkshire winner. today, we've won an even bigger channel 4 competition. we can now speak to andrew sheldon, who's a creative director at true north, which says it's the largest independent tv production company in the north of england. he backed the winning leeds bid and joins me live from ilkely in west yorkshire. beautiful part of the world of there, i have spent time up there
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myself. have you feel about this news? we are elated, over the moon really. yorkshire has always had a great legacy in television production but in recent years, it has been quite hard slog is what you see a lot of investment go to the west of the country. and we have had a north south divide conversation about the country, there is an east and west won the first —— russell pup and west won the first —— russell pup we have history with our friends across the border in what is shared so across the border in what is shared so it would have been a tragedy if they had gone there and not come here in certain respects. you back to this bid obviously. what is it about the north rather or leeds that southerners do not know about? what you think is the thing they will bring to channel 4's output?|j you think is the thing they will bring to channel 4's output? i think some of the macro politics at the moment is focused on this blob people who are not quite where
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opinions and those —— voices are coming from. there needs to be a lot of representation and petrella places that perhaps do not generally get that sort of exposure. so i think there has been a period of metropolitan mindset and sort of a worldview that has come from london it really. quite often, i think outside of london, we see ourselves for trade on television, we see ourselves a great drama and documentaries on television, but i think there is an argument that these places should also share in economic benefits of making those programmes and the cultural benefits of making those programmes, too. i think that is what will happen going forward with four in leeds. so from the independent sector which you are pa rt the independent sector which you are part of, what sort of things would you like to see? i think there are a number of inhibitors to television production. 0ne
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number of inhibitors to television production. one is critical mass. television is a freelance industry so television is a freelance industry so you need a critical mass of production to sustain a skill base so production to sustain a skill base so it can flourish really. so i think that is a really critical part here. channel for itself, 200 jobs, will not win the game itself but what will happen is i thank you in that with production building around their presence in this part of the country. i think the key thing to thatis country. i think the key thing to that is there are places all the way down the east of the country, from newcastle through leeds to sheffield and nottingham, these great cities that have no broadcaster presents at all and therefore there is very little production industry around them. i think will happen is you have a chance of people to live in those places, people who are finishing this —— degree courses who do not have the means to get to london to start the career will have a chance muscles of the home and their own backyard. 0k, thank you very much. well, we can now speak to anita bhalla, who was a key member of the birmingham channel 4 bid and is director
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of the local enterprise partnership. she joins us live from balham in south west london. how are you feeling? well, disappointed but very pleased for leeds. i would disappointed but very pleased for leeds. iwould not disappointed but very pleased for leeds. i would not use the word gutted but we are very disappointed. i think we put forward quite a compelling bid and sadly it were not chosen. so a great deal of disappointment. what was the key message from your bid and then and what you think it is the leeds won the bid? well, our message was that we have a very young and diverse society and people around us who would have energised some of what channel 4 were trying to do. we also have growth in the economy and its agenda is growing and has all the potential and i think having if channel 4 had come to birmingham have been able to make a huge impact in making sure they would have been
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able to make a huge impact in making sure that our creative economy could grow. we would have offered them amazing partnerships with schools, with education across a whole range but that was not to have gotten is something very similar to us, a young and diverse population, while the students which we have, too, and maybe leeds sector is just a the students which we have, too, and maybe leeds sector isjust a bit more advanced than ours is in terms of growth but our growth has been building year on year. and we were hoping that channel 4 would give us the inspiration to grow up even further. 0k, commiserations but it sounds as if you have a great foundation in birmingham. thank you very much. the duke and duchess of sussex have been visiting a kiwi breeding centre in new zealand on the final day of their pacific tour. the royal couple spoke to local conservationists and enjoyed a public walkabout. johnny dymond has been with prince harry and meghan throughout their trip. welcome to rotorua, your royal highness. he may have had a tribal robe...
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but the haka that greeted harry and meghan had a blood—chilling power. after that, tentative steps 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 didn't 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
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of our tribalflags, we actually have the unionjack sitting in the corner. it'sjust a reminder, i suppose, every time that we have a visitor come in, hey, we have this special kind of connection that's quite unique in the world, really. 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 practise 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.
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thanks, guys. johnny dymond, bbc news, rotorua. now it's time for a look at the weather with nick miller. hello. any trick—or—treaters out and about this evening may have their spirits dampened by a bit of rain across the western side of the uk — in particular, parts of western scotland, wales and western england. slowly mobing east overnight and then a bit of rain coming into southeastern england and east anglia. does mean there will be an outbreak of rain and frost. there will be a touch of frost in northern ireland and western scotland, both clear here. and for northern ireland into the night, it could be dense and freezing in places, slow to clear tomorrow. also slow to clear will be this rain from easternmost parts of the uk on through thursday. may include most counties in eastern england well on into the afternoon. elsewhere, brightening up, sunny spells and a few
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showers in the west. there is a southerly wind today, more of a west north—westerly wind tomorrow, which mayjust make you feel a little cool but in some sunshine, pleasant enough. and there will be another widespread frost developing on thursday night. hello this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. the headlines. britain has backed a call by the united states for a complete ceasefire in the yemen civil war and for peace talks to start next month. turkey has said the journalist, jamal khashoggi, was strangled shortly after he entered the saudi consulate in istanbul nearly a month ago. scientists in switzerland have developed a spinal implant that enables people who had previously been considered permanently paralysed to walk again temporarily. channel 4 announces that it's moving its headquarters from london to leeds, with new creative hubs in bristol and glasgow. the foreign secretary has announced
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what he has referred as "the biggest expansion of britain's diplomatic network for a generation." this evening jeremy hunt announced that he will recruit 1,000 more diplomatic staff and will open new embassies in africa and south east asia. he set out his agenda aimed at strengtening the foreign office after brexit at a speech in central london. let's get more from our diplomatic correspondent james landale who is at the policy exchange where he has been listening to the foreign secretary's speech tonight. just take us there when he was saying, james. the foreign secretary was saying "what on earth is britain and its diplomatic service going to do in the years ahead once we be the european union?" because this government has a policy called global britain but no one has ever been sure what it means in practise.
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he was trying to flush that out today and say "how does britain deal with a changing world with the rise of countries like china and india, where increasingly there are people who are challenging the international rules basic law". and pa rt international rules basic law". and part of the solution thatjeremy hunt said the british should think about is improve its diplomacy. improving the languages and having worked multilingual parts in the work. and perhaps recruiting investors from outside the civil service booking from the private sector. that was part of his answer. the problem is hiring diplomats and training them more cost a lot of money. but i asked about that but the foreign secretary insisted he has enough funds within existing budgets to pay for that over the next ten years or so. james, he was really pushed onjamal khashoggi as well at this meeting, wasn't he?
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yeah, the government has always asked how it will respond and it a lwa ys asked how it will respond and it always says to wait and see, what happens with the turks and studies conclusion of the investigation what happens next. —— the southeast. he said if the stories as a better reported in the media are true, then that will be utterly shocking what happened and the british values. but he also says the british response needs to be considered. this with the four types —— secretary state. we have to be clear that this kind of thing is completely unacceptable. we have to respond accordingly. and i don't think we're quite at the point where the turkish investigate and and saudi investigation but it seems be more driven by the turkish side. i think
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it is completely concluded. when a secretary in the house of commons last week is way we react will be partly decided whether there is a credible response from saudi arabia. that gives us the confidence that this kind of thing cannot and will not happen again. and so that's what we will wait to see before we judge our response. that is the big question how will the saudis respond to that. will they show enough accountability and ta ke they show enough accountability and take responsibility for what happened? take responsibility for what happened ? would take responsibility for what happened? would there be changes to how structures exist within the royal court and with the de facto leader of saudi arabia mohammed bin some mind have his wings clipped in any way? —— mohammed bin some mind. that will perhaps shape the british and american response. thanks james, very much.
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britain now has less than five months left in the european union, but the uncertainty over the brexit talks is affecting a wide range of businesses, including the world of sport. football clubs and racecourses are among those who rely on overseas talent and easy movement between countries, but that may now be under threat. today, a house of lords select committee wrote a letter to the sports minister, tracey crouch, expressing its concerns over the effect that leaving the eu will have on sport. a government spokesperson said they will respond to the letter "in due course". our sports news correspondent richard conway reports. british football is a sporting success story. commentator: good shot! good goal! it's excitement, passion and money attracts the best players from europe and beyond. hazard into giroud. danger here. giroud has done brilliantly and scores! and just like every other industry, brexit is set to make its mark. stoke city's routes within its local community stretch back over 150 years. but it's a community that overwhelmingly voted to leave the eu. the owner of the club is at odds
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with the majority of stoke's fans. if we want to take a european player we can take him providing the two clubs can agree. whereas, that could all change and we'll have to seek work permits and if you get the best talent you have the best league. and that could be damaged. commentator: england are the under 17 world cup winners. but there is hope within football of a brexit dividend for home—grown in a post—brexit world we can say exactly what the quotas are for english footballers, we can go back on to fifa rules which means we can only sign 18—year—olds like everybody else in the world from other countries, that would give much bigger opportunities to home—grown, actual genuine home—grown footballers, and access to the national team. and football is not alone in facing up to the challenges and opportunities that brexit may bring. sport's other big signings,
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of course, are of the four—legged variety, just like football horse racing is big business. here at newmarket they can exchange hands for hundreds of thousands of pounds. as an industry, it employs over 17,000 people directly, many of them from europe. linda schlueter, who came here from sweden to follow her passion three years ago, is part of that international workforce that racing relies upon. people from all over the world. it is all here, all of the big trainers are here in newmarket, and like in sweden, in czech, poland, the racing is smaller so if you want to be invested in it there is not much for you out there based on the quality as there is in england. there are also concerns over the free movement of horses as well as people. annually, 26,000 move seamlessly between britain, france and ireland. the industry is demanding that continues post brexit. racing's allure stems in part from studying the form
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and predicting a winning outcome. but as it stands for this industry and the wider sporting world all bets are off. richard conway, bbc news, newmarket. let's get more on all this now from lord kirkhope, who is a member of the house of lords select committee that wrote the letter to the sports minister today. thank you for speaking to us here at bbc news. in terms of your concerns, could you take us through the?” think we have various concerns in all fields of sport and culture. but post brexit, we obviously want to make sure that britain remains a centre for the exchange of sport, sports men, women and those indeed involved in the arts and culture between ourselves and europe as well as other places in the world. we have been raising concerns with our
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ministers about how they look at the future and what provisions will be in place that gives some kind of clarity and some kind of certainty for those who are engaged in these pursuits. we have had some reasonably satisfactory answers but iam afraid reasonably satisfactory answers but i am afraid there are still outstanding matters and probably the two major areas in which we are still concerned, one relates actually to an agreement currently that exists between countries that are not in the eu which have associated relationships with that weather sports men or women can travel and have freedom of movement to the european union and countries to the european union and countries to practise their sport. and we want to practise their sport. and we want to be sure that the government has something similar in place when we leave the european union that people from anywhere in the world but particularly europe, will still be able to come to this country under an agreement. and the second thing is we are concerned about provisions which are being looked at by government now as result of their
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migration advisory committee suggesting that the basis upon which we will allow people to freely move or move at all into britain from the eu will be based almost entirely on the amount of the salary that they will be pay. and of course it is that were pursued that would not have any negative impact on some of the leading footballers or rugby players or yachtsmen were indeed some of the leading jockeys in the horse trading —— horse racing business. it would have a massive impact on the large number of more poorly paid people who nevertheless wa nt to poorly paid people who nevertheless want to pursue their interests in sport weather at an amateur level or in the case of horse racing for and since working for trainers, working in newmarket or other parts of the country, concentrate on the horse racing business. they will be caught out and racing business. they will be caught outand might racing business. they will be caught out and might not be able to come here again. we heard there that this is an opportunity for home—grown talent. we know the sporting world
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equates to a lot of money in particular sports. do you think that home—grown talentjust isn't good enough at the moment, that we need to keep these links externally opened borzello yes, of course absolutely. i don't think any of this is one thing or the other.” think we should be encouraging home—grown talent and indeed this country has amazing talent in sports as we all know. but that talent doesn't just operate within as we all know. but that talent doesn'tjust operate within britain. that talent in the same ways we would like to see people coming here to show their talent in this country, we want our own british sportsmen and women be able to travel fairly freely to pursue the sports that they're interested in and skilled at. in other parts of europe. and i think the danger we have at the moment is if the government produces some kind of rigid arrangement for these movements to take place and they baseit movements to take place and they base it only on salary levels, they
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are not taking into account the broader picture which is a picture that looks that talent, ability, skill and people who want to pursue their interest in sport and indeed in culture. what will not meet the some “— in culture. what will not meet the some —— requirements in which case, we are left in a situation where yes we are left in a situation where yes we have to rely more on home—grown talent but it is not going to allow us talent but it is not going to allow us it than to be part of an international community which inevitably sporting culture is. thank you so much. pleasure. the prime minister and the chancellor have been meeting with over 100 business leaders this evening to discuss this week's budget. it's a traditional event but it had extra significance with theresa may joining philip hammond as brexit continues to dominate. our business editor simonjack was at the meeting at london's guildhall. so, what we are looking at here is 100 or so of the great and the good from the business world were here to listen to the chancellor and unusually joined by the prime minister to talk about the budget which we had on monday.
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and i think the significance of this event is it is a much bigger event than we would usually have. usually, there would be 30 or a0 on the afternoon of the budget. they've booked a bigger venue here at the guildhall. and i think the significance of that is that after a couple of years that have been complaining about being outside the tent, their voice is not being listened to, the government is very keen to let business know, to reassure them their voices are important both in presenting this budget and of course the big challenges that brexit present around the corner. i think they're both very confident about the future prospects of britain. regional inequality featured highly, they're looking for money to be spent across the regions. one of your big focuses... one of our big focuses as well. and there was a sense that they've gotten their mojo back. there is confidence from both of them that brexit negotiations will go well so we will get a good solution that will go will go through parliament
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in a reasonably smooth away. and there is just an air of confidence that we didn't see in 2017 but will certainly seeing 2018. rupert simms, can i grab you also? nigel wilson saying there that there is a new sense of confidence, that the government has got its mojo back and everyone felt in a pretty good mood. better to be back inside the tent than feeling on the outside? yes, i think there's a lot of that. i think it was a bit of a better feeling inside the tent and also recognition for the uncertainty that business is failing and this will last at times. and that there's not a lot the government can do about it. but they say that they will crack on and try to get it resolved. so i thought it was a pretty confident and well—timed event. and just on the budget, some people say "gosh, the chancellor is taking a bit of a gamble here. he got a big cheque in the post from the 0bre and spent it all in one go all at the same sweet shop." "it felt like a budget written by number ten rather than number eleven."
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nigel? not true. there's plenty of firepower. there is huge pent up demand for investing in the uk. once they can get over the uncertainty of the next four orfive months, we will see that demand coming through and more spending right across the uk. we have underinvested for so many years, there is a renewed sense of confidence in the government outside of london more than inside london and i think we will see great evidence of that in 2019 in 2020. we are business leaders. we are paid to be cynical and basically plan for risk. i am planning, as aston martin, lam planning for a hard brexit. not a no—deal, but a hard brexit. and then basically if you will, we plan for the worst and hope for the best. that report by simonjack. meanwhile, britain's largest car—makerjaguar land rover has reported a loss of £90 million in the three months to october. global sales fell by 13% in the last year due to declining demand in china, and uncertainty over the future of diesel. the company says it's launching
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a cost cutting plan and reducing spending by half a billion pounds. a british pharmaceutical company has been charged following an investigation into the deaths and illnesses of babies at a number of hospitals. ith pharma faces seven counts of supplying a medicinal product which was not of the nature or quality specified. it's also been charged with breaching the health and safety act. ith pharma says it will defend the case vigorously. the headlines on bbc news. there are international calls for a ceasefire within days as the saudi—led airstrikes to support the yemeni government are heavily criticised. turkey says the saudi journalist jamal khasshoggi was strangled and his body dismembered as soon as he entered the saudi consulate in istanbul. scientists in switzerland have
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developed a spinal implant that enables people who had previously been considered permanently paralysed to walk again temporarily. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. the number of electric cars on our roads has dramatically increased in recent years, but how far can a fully—charged one go on the open road? 0ur transport correspondent, tom burridge has been round a test track to find out more. my first ever drive in an electric. there is, thankfully, a chill mode that does reduce power somewhat, which i'm very keen to turn on, as teslas are quite potent. you want me to drive in chill mode?
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sounds all right to me! # rock on down to electric avenue. instinctively, i would like to buy an electric car. but i'm waiting for the right moment. when is the right moment? if you're driving up and down the motorway every day, long trips, it's probably a little bit too early, but for the vast majority of people nowadays, there is an electric car that suits them. so will and his colleagues are on a mission to answer an important question. now, manufacturers publish official ranges for all electric cars, but just like fuel economy figures for petrol and diesels, these are typically very optimistic. what we're trying to do is give electric car buyers, or potential electric car buyers, a realistic figure that they can achieve, real—world driving. the same conditions are applied to each vehicle. this is quite a high—tech piece of gps timing gear.
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it ensures the cars are driven on exactly the same route at identical speeds, with the same tyre pressure, the air con set at the same temperature, you name it. and the results... well, the range was on average a0 miles less in real conditions. the range of electric cars needs to improve. some reasonably affordable electric cars can do over 250 miles on a charge, and that's a big leap, and that will encourage more people to go electric. but also you've got the charging infrastructure. so if you've got a charging point at home and you've got off—street parking, that's one thing, but if you live in london and you park on the street, where are you going to charge yourcarup? but a new solution could be coming soon to a lamppost near you. in southwark, in london, charging points use the electricity inside. there are something like 700,000 lampposts in london and seven million across the uk,
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lots of which are right near where cars are. so the perfect situation to be able to install a charge point without needing to dig up the road. the government gives you £3,500 towards an electric car, and subsidises companies and councils installing charging points, including faster ones for those longer journeys. in the uk, we currently have around 900 rapid chargers, so these are chargers that will charge a car in 20 to 30 odd minutes. the uk as a whole will need somewhere between 4,000—7,000 rapid charges over the next five years. it's cheaper and greener, but the transition to electric will take time. tom burridge, bbc news. let's get more on this from steve huntingford, who's editor of the magazine "what car?" i don't know if you heard that steve but essentially, i have 200 mile
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round—trip to work and home again and getting an electric car now is not going to cut it, is it? with a 200 mile round trip the best cars will cut it. but only the best ones. there are plenty of cars and selling and dig numbers. —— in big numbers. some cars will do that. we're not talking just teslas. the first time the majority would you buy 50 miles. how well our sales of electrical vehicles going at the moment? august was the best month after. if you look at electric carts and parking hybrids combined, they were a percent of the market. that is a big improvement from where we were. —— 8% of the market. every year it is about 5% with electric cars still over 1% forfull about 5% with electric cars still over 1% for full electric cars. the
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government has this plan to go fully electric ready, vehicle ready of 2040 and effectively go zero mission. will they achieve that? the trouble is the government feels like the same time to want to achieve is what they reduce the subsidies for electric cars. it is achievable but it needs help from the government. the prices need to come down but also infrastructure so people can charge on the move and hold. we know there are problems with the charging points. subsidies need to be included as well in order to get to that target. we're not hearing much about the role of manufacturers because they are still creating these diesel and petrol cars. what are they doing and are they working closely with the government? the manufacturers are introducing electric cars. before there were only a few manufacturers who were
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taking it seriously. if he is we have reshaped tipping point where the majority of manufacturers realise that this is where it is going and assigned to produce cars. the problem is there still more expensive than petrol and diesel ca rs expensive than petrol and diesel cars and that's where the subsidy brings people and so they can afford it as brings people and so they can afford itasa brings people and so they can afford it as a sears option without having to pay extra for. the trouble is the government was previously offering four point £5,000 that have caught —— headed down to 4000 —— three if you want to go for the collector, it is achievable but it does need support. steve, we will leave it there for now. thank you. now it's time for a look at the weather. it is damp out there for many of us. the apparatus of rain in wales, east of scotland... we have had a weather front hanging around in cumbria for much of the day. here is one of our weather watcher pictures from earlier. another area of rain now
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pushing in more cause of east india and southeast england. these two will merge before clearing eastwards tomorrow. all of that means is for much of the uk is nowhere near as cold as it was last night. you see blue in northern ireland and western parts of scotland. here, rain clears. a few showers may fall behind but havejurors clears. a few showers may fall behind but have jurors will dip to give frost in places. especially in northern ireland perhaps damp and freezing fog patches that will be cleared in the morning. here are the two weather fronts that have become one as there is a begins with some rain across much of the eastern side of the uk. it is on the move but the further east you are in england, probably not moving quick enough because for some here, fringes of eastern india and the far southeast may not have the rent until after dark. —— east anglia. a lot of try whether either way, you may start down. a few showers down in western
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scotland. a northwesterly breeze. a southerly today, temperatures and knocked back a degree or so. if you get sunshine and the winds are not strong, it may be quite pleasant. as we go through thursday evening and into the night, showers and the lustre fading away and the rain is long gone from eastern england. clear skies, widespread frost again. plenty of sunshine but cloud increasing in northern ireland in late afternoon and early evening. this is associated with what that he can will be former hurricane 0scar. here is the area of deep pressure not a tropical weather system but one that passes the northwest of the uk and gives us strong winds, some rain but milderair. uk and gives us strong winds, some rain but milder air. it will be windier across all parts on saturday but looks like oscar's rain will be in many scotland and some parts of ireland and western england later in the day. potential for disruptive
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winds in parts of northern scotland and some costs in excess of 60 miles and some costs in excess of 60 miles an hour. gales on the east coast for sunday. not as windy still mild. some raina sunday. not as windy still mild. some rain a time in the west. that's the latest. this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 9pm: theresa may backs the call from the united states for a ceasefire in yemen within 30 days. the turkish authorities say jamal khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the saudi consulate in istanbul. scientists in switzerland have developed a spinal implant that enables people who had previously been considered permanently paralysed to walk again temporarily. channel 4 chooses leeds over birmingham and greater manchester for its new headquarters. and maori cloaks for harry and meghan as they conclude their tour of new zealand.
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