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this is bbc news. i'm carol walker. the headlines at 11:00: one of the key commemorations to mark a hundred years since the end of the first world war has taken place in the north of paris. some 70 world leaders are in france for the centenary. senior members of the royal family and the prime minister attend a festival of rememberance at the royal albert hall. the former transport minister, jojohnson, says more ministers may resign over the prime minister's brexit plans, and voters were sold a false prospectus in the referendum. we are not going to get greater sovereignty. we are going to cede sovereignty. we are going to cede sovereignty. we are going to lose control over how rules affecting swedes of our economy are shaped. it is not the british parliament that is not the british parliament that is going to gain control of this. it's the french parliament, the german parliament and the european parliament. four people — including
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a 1—year—old child — have died when a people carrier was hit by a car in sheffield that had earlier been pursued by police. heavenly father, please help us to be safe. firefighters in california are stepping up their efforts to tackle the devastating wildfires which killed at least 11 people. more than a quarter of a million people are forced to flee their homes. thousands of leicester city fans have taken part in a memorial walk in honour of those killed in the helicopter crash outside the club's stadium two weeks ago. and at 11:30, we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers anne ashworth, associate editor at the times, and the author and journalist yasmin alibhai—brown. stay with us for that. good evening.
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the french president, emmanuel macron, and the german chancellor, angela merkel, have taken part in one of the key ceremonies this weekend marking the centenary of the end of the first world war. today, the two leaders unveiled a plaque as a symbol of reconciliation at the site just north of paris where the armistice was signed. earlier, mr macron held talks with donald trump amid on going differences over europe's financial contributions to nato. from paris, here's our diplomatic correspondent, james landale. 100 years ago, their nations were still at war. today, under a damp, grey sky, president macron of france and chancellor merkel of germany came to a forest clearing north of paris, where the great war finally came to an end. it was here, in a secluded train carriage, that the armistice was agreed, ending hostilities across europe.
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in a replica of that carriage, the two leaders sat where the allied and german delegations had negotiated the agreement, committing their nations once again to peace. these images are all the more poignant because the last german chancellor to walk these paths was adolf hitler, who came here to accept the surrender of france in world war ii, hoping to avenge the deal agreed here two decades before. after the armistice was signed, the allied delegation came back here to the elysee palace, and according to one account, theyjoined hands and danced ring a ring 0' roses with the french prime minister. it was not quite so cheerful there today. president trump arrived in paris saying it had been insulting of mr macron to say europe needed protecting from the united states.
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but today, they put on smiles for the cameras and agreed europe should do more to share the burden of its defence. it's unfair to have the european security today being assured just by the united states, and we need a much better burden sharing. i appreciate what you're saying about burden sharing. you know what my attitude's been. and we want a strong europe. it's very important to us to have a strong europe. after leaving the elysee, mr trump pulled out of a visit to a cemetery for american servicemen. and faced criticism when his officials blamed the rain. tonight, world leaders attended a dinner in paris ahead of tomorrow's armistice centenary. president macron wants to use the ceremony notjust to remember the dead but also to shine a light on the dangers that he believes nationalism can pose today. tonight the queen has led members of the royal family, at the royal albert hall.
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here's sarah campbell. music. 0n the eve of the 100th anniversary of the 1918 armistice, the audience stood to give thanks to all of those who fought and died in the great war. the sounds and stories from conflicts past were played out. 100 years of the royal air force celebrated. watching, as she does every year, the queen, surrounded by members of her family. applause. they came because country called. because they knew it had to be done. that unless they went to fight, there could be no peace.
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trumpet plays. thousands of poppy petals, a silent tribute to all those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice. sarah campbell, bbc news. a 1—year—old boy and three adults have been killed in a collision after a car being chased by police crashed into their vehicle. the dead were in a people carrier when it collided with a black vw golf in sheffield yesterday evening. three men have been arrested, and the independent 0ffice of police conduct has begun an inquiry. here's alison freeman. as they simply waited to turn right, their car was struck at speed. police had been pursuing the black volkswagen golf when it hit the people carrier, containing two families. four of the seven people
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inside were killed. two men and a woman died at the scene and a 1—year—old boy was pronounced dead in hospital later. another child, a girl aged three, remains in hospital with life—threatening injuries. two other women were also seriously hurt. i think anybody who has seen the pictures of the incident itself will see how horrific the accident has been. they are innocent people. they were driving down the street. they collided with a vehicle and what i can tell you, we currently have three people in custody, arrested for death by dangerous driving. the three men who have been arrested, aged 17, 18 and 23, were all travelling in the golf. because the crash happened while police were pursuing the car, the independent 0ffice for police conduct has launched an investigation. south yorkshire police says it wants to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, which they have described as an incredibly tragic accident.
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alison freeman, bbc news. intense wildfires continue to sweep across parts of california, with entire towns being evacuated. eleven people are now known to have died, and hundreds of thousands have been ordered to leave their homes. the fires are the most destructive on record in california, as james cook reports. living in malibu means you have made it, but no amount of wealth or fame can stop a fire like this. the blaze was propelled to the pacific ocean by strong desert winds, forcing thousands to flee. i saw the flames coming over the mountain right next to our house and ifelt the burning embers and i knew that i had to get out. so, we heard this was coming, so we set up the sprinklers and we hosed the whole house down and we pretty muchjust had enough time to get the dogs into the truck. kim kardashian and lady gaga were among 250,000 californians who had to leave their homes. but nowhere was the pain more acute than in thousand oaks,
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where michelle lost her home. there is a house where they took all the motorcycles out, but the house made it. so i was just coming up the street to see my neighbours and i did not realise that my house had gone too! 500 miles north, paradise is suffering, too. these abandoned cars give just a hint of the terror as people fled. for block after block, this is all that remains of paradise and you can tell that the fire burned with an intense ferocity because very little of what lies in these charred remains is recognisable. james cook, bbc news, paradise in california. the former transport minister, jojohnson, who's resigned from the cabinet over theresa may's brexit plans, has suggested other ministers might quit too. the brother of the former foreign secretary, boris johnson, is a remain supporter, and says it would be a "democratic
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travesty", not to hold another referendum on any deal agreed with brussels. downing street has ruled that out. 0ur political correspondent ben wright reports. the governmentjo johnson quit yesterday insists it will get a good brexit deal and there will not be another referendum, but the former minister today said voters should have another say. the prime minister has been negotiating the terms of our exit from the european union. they are, in my view, and in the view of others, so radically different from the brexit that was billed during the referendum that i think it would be a democratic travesty if we did not go back to the people and seek their consent for our departure from the eu on this basis. tory brexiteers are dead set against another vote but have also criticised the deal theresa may is hoping to sign off with eu leaders very soon. that matters because the prime minister needs to get any deal through parliament, and is now facing two clear flanks
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of opposition within her own party. the role of labour will be crucial. the leadership has said it is likely to oppose the brexit deal, but todayjeremy corbyn seemed to rule out another referendum, too. the referendum took place — the issue now has to be how we bring people together, bring people together around the principles of our economy, our rights. as jo johnson's resignation shows again, the politicalfallout from brexit is stretching party loyalties to the limit and the next few weeks are going to put huge pressure on ministers and mps. in the end, without a government majority, the numbers in the commons are going to be critical and if theresa may's deal is defeated, then parliament will have a vital role, figuring out what happens next. ben wright, bbc news, westminster. turkey says it has given recordings related to the killing of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi to four western countries including britain and the us. turkey accuses saudi arabia of being behind the murder of the criticaljournalist in its consulate in istanbul last month. alan johnston reports.
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the last moments of his life — jamal khashoggi entering the saudi consulate in istanbul. he would never re—emerge. the turkish media always said there were audio recordings of what the journalist went through, revealing how he was killed. now turkey's president has confirmed that such potentially crucial evidence does indeed exist. and he's made it available to the world powers. translation: we gave the transcripts to saudi arabia, to americans, to germans, to french, to english, to all of them. all of them listened to these conversations. they know about it. there's no need to augment the reality of what happened here. the turks allege these were members of a saudi hit squad arriving in istanbul,
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preparing to carry out the murder. the saudis insist that the killing was done without the knowledge of crown prince mohammad bin salman. where's the body? and exactly who ordered the killing? by circulating the evidence in those audio recordings among the americans and europeans, the turks have worked to keep up the pressure on the saudis. and at their meeting in paris, president trump and president macron agreed that the kingdom needed to fully explain mr khashoggi's murder. alan johnston, bbc news. tonight it's been announced that there's to be a recount in florida for the us senate and state governor positions, with the candidates almost neck and neck
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after tuesday's mid—term elections. both republican contenders have narrow leads and president trump has accused democrats of trying to steal the vote. andrew gillum, the democrat candidate for governor, who had conceded defeat, has now backed the decision to recount the vote. iam i am replacing iam replacing my i am replacing my words of concession with an uncompromised and unapologetic call that we count every single vote, that we count every single vote, that we count every vote. the headlines on bbc news: a commemoration to mark 100 years since the end of the first world war takes place north of paris. some 70 world leaders are in france for the centenary. four people, including a one—year—old baby, have died when a people carrier was hit by a car in sheffield, which had earlier been pursued by police. former transport minister, jojohnson, says more ministers may resign over the prime minister's brexit plans,
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and voters were sold a "false prospectus" in the referendum. sport now and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre, here's james. . good evening, es, plenty of sport today. a real treat for rugby fans. —— yes. and let's start with a match that wasn't a classic match in terms of tries, but a final result that is going to be remembered for a long time in wales. they've beaten australia by 9—6. it was a penalty by dan biggar with three minutes remaining that settled the contest. james burford reports. wales have lost their last 13 tests against australia. the victory he would take some firepower, but it was the visitors that set the pace, hopes a forward pass here. the kaymer blow was instant as samu
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kerevi left the ball behind. the fa ns kerevi left the ball behind. the fans would forgive that one but perhaps not his later attempt. this to ta ke perhaps not his later attempt. this to take the lead just before half—time. to take the lead just before half-time. that one is a really bad news. australia coach michael cheika summing up the first feeling. in the second period, leigh halfpenny victim of this poorly timed shunt from kerevi, who escaped unpunished. not the full—back‘s day, to be replaced by dan biggar. straight into the action and straight between the posts. the kick that seals the first victory against the wallabies in ten years. at twickenham, it was a case of so near, yet so far for england, as they came agonisingly close to beating the all blacks for the first time in six years. they made the perfect start against the world champions, racing into a 15—0 lead in the first half. that was before the all blacks responded with 16 unanswered points of their own.
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but england thought they'd won it when sam underhill crossed in the last five minutes. the crowd loved it, he loved it. but the officials spotted an offside earlier in the play. coach eddiejones' response afterwards: "sometimes the game loves you, sometimes it doesn't." they're a top class team, obviously. they're a number one team in the world at the minute. i thought our belief was there as well today. i didn't feel at any moment in that game that we did not believe that we were going to win it. and unfortunately, we did not come out on the right side. it was much more comfortable for scotland, who ran in eight trys in a convincing 54—17 victory over fiji at murrayfield. tommy seymour with a hat—trick. ireland beat argentina 27—17 in dublin. the irish scored three tries to argentina's one, luke mcgrath with the last. it was a less than impressive display by ireland, who host the all blacks next saturday.
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they will need to raise their game. there were six matches in the premier league, including an emotional return to king power stadium for leicester city. their match against burnley finished goalless. elsewhere, cardiff city secured only their second win of the season thanks to a last—minute goal against 10—man brighton. huddersfield drew 1—1 with west ham. southampton against watford finished 1—1 as well. spurs beat crystal palace, while newcastle united beat bournemouth 2—1. in the scottish premiership, hearts stay top despite losing 1—0 to kilmarnock. the bottom of the table clash between dundee and st mirren finished 1—1. stjohnstone move up to fouth after a 4—0 victory over hamilton. celtic and rangers both play tomorrow. world champion lewis hamilton will start on pole for sunday's brazilian grand prix. hamilton finished just ahead of his former title rival sebastian vettel after a tight, tense battle in qualifying, with their team—mates valtteri bottas and kimi raikkonen back in third and fourth.
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vettel, though, faces an investigation after failing to follow stewards' instructions at the weighbridge. he has recieved a fine. england's opening match in the women's world twenty20 against sri lanka was abandoned without a ball being bowled after heavy rain on the island of st lucia. both teams collect one point each, and england's next group a game is against bangladesh tomorrow at the same venue. india take on pakistan and australia face ireland in today's group b fixtures in guyana. elliott browne took the silver medal at the tumbling world championships in russia. already a world bronze medallist from last year, browne went one better in st petersburg. his second attempt took his total to 77.9 points for second place, behind russia's vadim afanasev. britain's kristof willerton just missed out on the podium finishing fourth. and finally, tony bellew is in the ring right now, challenging 0leksandr usyk for four cruiserweight world titles. everything you need to know about the fight is on the bbc
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sport website: bbc.co.uk/sport. at the moment, it is a very close fight. that's all the sport for now. james, many thanks. today marks the date when women across the uk effectively start working for free — for the remainder of the year — when compared to male salaries on a like for like basis. that's the message from the charity, the fawcett society, who campaign for sex equality. they warn that the pay gap between the sexes is not closing. 0ur correspondent lauren moss explained. the fawcett society says there's still an unacceptable difference in pay between men and women. they say the gap is 13.7%. now, this is actually a slight improvement on last year, but not by much. and others estimate the gap to be smaller by crunching the numbers differently. but if we take the fawcett society's reading of this, it means that women are earning 86.3 pence for every
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£1 that a man earns. and so from today, women who are in work are effectively working for free until the end of december. now, there is an important point to make here though. this is not the same as pay discrimination. this is average pay differences, rather than how much men and women are paid for doing the same job. and there's no one specific cause either. the fawcett society says it's down to a number of factors. for example, more women working part—time, men being in better paid roles. so they want companies to have regular audits on this, they want them to face civil penalties if they don't report pay gaps, and they want women to be more encouraged into those higher—paying positions. thousands of leicester city fans have taken part in a memorial walk, in honour of the club's owner, who died along with four others in a helicopter crash at the king power stadium two weeks ago. it's the first home game since the accident. here's andy swiss. a city united in tribute.
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thousands walking as one, as the customary stroll to the stadium became a memorial march. the leicester fans were even joined by some players, including england international harry maguire. an entire club and community honouring the man they simply call the boss. without him, not an awful lot of the club would have been possible, so it's just a little thank you. he just kept giving and giving and giving, and didn't expect anything in exchange. well, for thousands of leicester fans, simply getting here to the ground has been a very poignant experience. but this is just the start of today's tributes to the man who transformed this club. inside, each fan received a special memorial scarf, and for all, including former manager claudio ranieri, the emotions were plain to see. especially for vichai srivaddhanaprabha's son, aiyawatt, a reminder of this very personal tragedy. and after the players emerged before the home fans for the first
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time since the accident, the stadium fell silent. moment of silence after such high emotion, the leicester players were unable to produce a victory, drawing 0—0 with burnley, but today wasn't about a result. for this proud club, it was about remembrance. andy swiss, bbc news, leicester. back now to the commemorations of armistice day, tomorrow, bells will be rung across the world for the centenary of the end of the first world war. a church in northern ireland has had bells specially installed for the occasion, and new bell ringers recruited and trained. our correspondent chris page has been to the parish church of kilmood, in county down. bells tolling a century's old tradition brought
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to this church for the first time to commemorate the events of 100 years ago. bells tolling never before has this sonic splendour rung through saint mary's parish, and the church hopes it'll bring together families, communities and generations. on sunday, we will be lighting a beacon here, as there will be many across the uk. we will be having a bugler and we'll be ringing the bells as well, because bells were never rung during the great war and the 11th of november is the first time they were rung, so that's what we're going to do with our armistice bells. when the bells peeled in 1918, everyone knew the fighting was over. that sound will be recreated worldwide for the centenary. in kilmood, there's been months of planning. six bells have been installed in this tower. but before the bells are rung into action, the ringers have been learning the ropes. according to the teacher at bangor parish, it's far from easy. it's to do with the rhythm
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and co—ordination, which some people take longer to get to grips with. which is why bell—ringing can take months, years, depending on the individual. however, these parishioners are now fully qualified and are making their debut this weekend. the church wants to look ahead, as well as back. phase two is welcoming schools from right across the community to learn about the great war, and also to learn about the art of bell—ringing. and hopefully, to encourage kids to think about the things that make for peace. the hope is the bells will have a lasting legacy, reminding people of the value of reconciliation and the cost of conflict. chris page, bbc news, in county down. we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers anne ashworth from the times, and the author and journalist yasmin alibhai—brown. that's coming up after the headlines at 11:30pm. with all that, let's just we weather
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prospects because lots of events for the centenary of armistice day. helen can tell us not only what was going to be like tomorrow but what exactly like 100 years ago. yes, i can. not too dissimilar, believe it 01’ can. not too dissimilar, believe it or not. the difference was the wind direction. affecting north—western exposed coasts and down the east coast. or the day ahead, just like today, it is a south—westerly wind. it really has been torrential in places, almost like an april day. we have had hail, thunder and lightning and unfortunate, i do think it is going to have a big effect for the commemoration is taking place for the day ahead. it is sunshine as we can see between the showers in scotla nd can see between the showers in scotland and northern ireland, and ifi scotland and northern ireland, and if i show you the atlantic satellite picture, you can sort of see the
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circulation. this is a vast area of low pressure throwing those winds oui’ low pressure throwing those winds our way, so low pressure throwing those winds our way, so for armistice centenary day, the day ahead, we will have some heavy showers around. at the moment, we have heavy rains heading towards northern scotland. we have seen the northern lights in shetland just recently but not too much longer. the winds are gathering to the east and west and it will be a chilly night with some frost for the north and the northern ireland, even a bit of mist and fog first thing. pushing all the showers across wales, into the midlands, southern england, across the london area just before 11am, around the cenotaph for those making their way to the commemorations here, likely to get wet ahead of time and then during the 11 hour across east anglia, lincolnshire and into parts of northern and western england. as ever, the devil is in the detail with the showers. you can see them moving into southern scotland, northern ireland as well. perhaps the lion ‘s share of the sunshine
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northern ireland, but even he not exempt and they showers. i would not like to say even here, it is unlikely to stay dry tomorrow morning. the showers to pep up a northern ireland and parts of central scotland perhaps by that stage, fewer showers across england and wales. temperatures will be on a par with today is a little higher than those 100 years ago and on the mild side for november. as we head into the latter part of saturday, sunday, that pressure proves a little closer. we continue that circulation, continuing that low pressure, perhaps also abanda pressure, perhaps also abanda pressure will drift ever so close to the south—east of england with showers further west. that does sometimes for those areas in between the weather system some drier, more settled weather but it is still on the mild side and we still have tuesday and wednesday potentially with some rather unsettled weather potentially midweek wednesday. there is just the potentially midweek wednesday. there isjust the hint potentially midweek wednesday. there is just the hint thereafter by the end of the coming week, we see high—pressure settling the weather down and then concerns become morning frost but particularly we think frog by the end of the week.
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—— fog. think frog by the end of the week. -- fog. those and the hello. this is bbc news with carol walker. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment — first the headlines. one of the key commemorations to mark a hundred years since the end of the first world war has taken place in the north of paris. some 70 world leaders are in france for the centenary senior members of the royal family and prime minister theresa may attend a festival of rememberance at the royal albert hall the former transport minister, jojohnson, says more ministers may
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