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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. british and eu negotiators finally agree on proposals for how the uk should leave the european union. but will britain's parliament approve the terms. is there a deal mr hancock? britain's prime minister is calling in cabinet ministers one by one tonight to explain the compromises before a full cabinet meeting tomorrow afternoon. hamas agrees to an egyptian—brokered ceasefire after the heaviest exchanges in four years between the gaza—based militants and israeli forces. but israel says it reserves the right to continue its air strikes. in california, at least 42 people are now known to have died in the wildfires that are spreading again in high winds. the long awaited trial of "el chapo" is delayed after a juror suffers an anxiety attack.
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we're live in new york. a draft brexit deal has been agreed by the uk and the eu. this is the live feed from downing street. one by one, theresa may is meeting her cabinet ministers and showing them the deal. on wednesday, at 2pm they'll vote on whether to support it. the draft deal details the relationship between the uk and eu during a transition period that runs from the end of march next year, until the end of 2020.
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it comes in around the 500 page mark. the three hardest issues standing in the way of agreement beforehand were: what happens to eu citizens in the uk, and british citizens in europe britain's contributions to the eu budget after brexit, and the so—called divorce bill and what to do about the border between northern ireland in the uk and the republic of ireland. but before we get ahead of ourselves this is a technical agreement. a political agreement still needs to be done in london and in brussels. damian grammaticus is in brussels, and alex forsyth is in westminster. in front of the european commission is damien. his point is why this is not a done deal. —— explain to us why this is not a done deal.
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because, it is a text. i don't think anyone is going to be speed reading it. this is all about the divorce or the separation between the uk and the separation between the uk and the eu. it has taken the months. this whole year to negotiate in here, and now what happens if the negotiators having come to something they think works. it's handed over to the politicians on both sides, but crucially here the question is on the uk side. the british government, the cavender is —— the cabinet members, can they get agreed to this. she has shifted the red lines. so that's the key first question. and then tomorrow, what we will see is if we are getting positive signals there, we will come
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back here to be sent to the eu 27 countries to see what they might say, and whether they have changes they want made. so this can still be reshaped, and they can still come out from the uk with a now we do not like it. do not go anywhere damien i have a couple more questions. theresa may has a touch of a hat. we will talk to alex in a moment. as we've been saying, she has to get the draft deal past her cabinet. then there are the conservatives in her own party who have never made a secret of hating her apprroach to brexit. "this is the moment of truth. this is the fork in the road. do we pursue a future as an independent nation or accept eu domination, imprisonment in the customs union and 2nd class status. cabinet and all conservative mps should stand up, be counted and say no to this capitulation." there is no danger of him not
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telling us what he thinks. here are what two other influential conservatives had to say. we're going to stay in the customs union. in the large parts of the single market, and that means it's vassal state stuff. this is the vassal state. it is a failure of the government's negotiating it as a failure to deliver on brexit, and it is potentially dividing up the united kingdom. and then there's scotland and northern ireland. nicola sturgeon, scotland's first minister, leads the scottish national party who are dead against brexit, and want scottish indepdnence. "if the pm's ‘deal‘ satisfies no—one and can't command a majority, we mustn't fall for her spin that the uk crashing out of eu without a deal is then inevitable. instead we should take the opportunity to get better options back on the table." a much more pressing concern is northern ireland's democratic unionist party. their 10 votes keep
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theresa may in power, and when parliament sees this deal, they will all need to be convinced. its up to the prime minister on whether or not she brings a deal which makes the requirements but notjust by ourselves, and this is the important thing. these are promises which she made, because she recognised that the integrity of the united kingdom is important, and she made them time and time again in the house here, privately, and tthe public. what's are you hearing from conservatives? what's interesting is the details have not come out in full yet, we have had leaked insight into what could be in the draft agreement. that has made people pretty angry, so you heard there from borisjohnson pretty angry, so you heard there from boris johnson and pretty angry, so you heard there from borisjohnson and from jake and reese mogg to leading brexit
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supporters, there was a whole meaning of brexit supporters tonight, and they are pretty livid with the direction travel is going. the concern is twofold. the first is the draft withdrawal agreements, the d raft the draft withdrawal agreements, the draft on the terms and with the uk would leave, that would leave the uk beholden to brussels for too long but that control which is a key argument with the brexit campaign, and the second real concern is being expressed by the dup, but also conservative mps which also contains details which would separate northern ireland and the rest of uk in terms of trade. to a lot of people in the conservative party and the dup, that would be unacceptable. but, they all caveat this that they have not seen the draft agreement, so have not seen the draft agreement, so they are not making threats, but what they are saying is if it is in the form that they expect, that it
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would be very difficult for parliament to back it up but as we know, that is down the line. the biggest most immediate hurdle for teresa mae is trying to get some of her senior cabinet ministers on the line. they are getting together tomorrow, and i think the reaction from them is crucial. stay with us, let's look at the opposition. kier starmer speaks for the labour party on brexit. again, he's not seen the deal yet, but he's already made it clear how his party is going to vote. i want to save the detail that we would never accepted that the choice is between whatever is cobbled together, and what's in the detail when we see it, and no deal, so that isn't the outcome, that will be the outcome as i said we will wait to see the deal on this. thatin that in the next 48 hours? teresa mae does not have a majority in parliament, as we're looking down the line the next pages and the
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cabinet meeting as damien said it's about getting the eu 27 on—site. because, if there are a number of conservatives and the db in which teresa mate lies on their group support, but there saying we do not think we're going to back it, then teresa mate's only support is it a number of labourmps teresa mate's only support is it a number of labour mps support her. so if they are saying they're going to hold this up to see if the deal is good enough, so i think there is a sense while the initial reaction to the leaked details of the draft agreement if you can follow all of that, seems to be critical, a lot of people are suggesting that we haven't seen the details yet, but we wa nt to haven't seen the details yet, but we want to see the minister and the government tonight urged people to wait to react so people can reflect accurately what is in the agreement. last question to damien, after a
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couple hours of sleep and having to worry you are to brussels tomorrow, tell me what we should be watching for tomorrow. who are the main players were deciding the european reaction? the key thing here tomorrow will be behind closed doors about the same time that teresa mate's cabinet is meeting. we will have the first meeting of the eu 27 countries, they're have the first meeting of the eu 27 countries, they‘ re representing their ambassadors who sit here in brussels. the negotiators here will be going to them, presenting the documents of them, updating them on it, and we will get the first sense leaking on that but that will be a private meeting. that will be how they feel on the table. i think it will be interesting to see how they have the negotiators have resulted in the difficult questions.
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particularly the uk site after a customs arrangement under the uk customs arrangement under the uk customs rules in the future of the way of avoiding that border. what conditions the the commonwealth. the eu countries have wanted a lot of tough decisions. tying eu customs rules with market rules to keep a level playing field. that is one thing they will look at. the other things that they will look at is other things that they feel there have been too many concessions on on the uk side. so be worried about things like their fishing industries, and their access to fishing waters which will be controlled by the uk in the future, so controlled by the uk in the future, so we're going to see interesting eu positions that might come out of this, but essentially what we will see is the debate now shifting to
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the uk for see is the debate now shifting to the ukfora see is the debate now shifting to the uk for a time, because for the first time since before the referendum, and all the months afterwards, the uk will now have a written text that will lay out what brexit will look like. gone are all the promises before the referendum. this is now black and white what brexit will look like, and if teresa may have signed up to the customs rules and separate eu rules, can she get that through her parliaments, her party, her cabinet to secure a deal. there is a lot of nervous people here waiting to see. thank you damien. and remember, if you have any questions about any part of brexit, there are a huge number of explainers that will take you through it on the bbc website. bbc .com/ news. the wildfires in california have now claimed 42 lives,
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and strong winds are making the situation worse. what's become known as ‘camp fire' is the most serious. it's north of sacremento. 13 more victims have been found in the town of paradise. 90% of it has been destroyed. camp fire as a whole has destroyed 7,600 buildings there are at least 18 fires burning across california. donald trump has declared the situation a ‘major disaster,‘ that means those affected can access emergency funding. the president spoke just a few minutes ago. we mourn the lives of those lost, and we pray for the victims. and there are more victims than anybody would have ever even think are possible. i want to thank the firefighters and fema, and first responders
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for their incredible courage in the face of very grave danger. yesterday i signed a disaster declaration for the state of california. we will do everything in our power to support and protect our fellow citizens in harms way. and we say, i think as a group, we can tell you as a group, god bless everybody thought it is a very tough situation. let me show you just how tough that situation is. on the outskirts of town is a mobile home park, it's popular with retirees and was built decades ago. this is before. this is after. some residents are missing. the buildings of more than 250 local businesses are also gone. this is the black bear diner, before and afterwards. finally, this is the skyway
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road which is the main route out for people trying to flee. this is what it looks like now. u nfortu nately a unfortunately a number of vehicles got caught on the road and were com pletely got caught on the road and were completely burned out. there's also the woolsey fire further south. this is hit lots of luxury beach—side homes in malibu. some residents close to malibu took their animals to a beach for shelter. and look at this. in the simi valley, the helicopter is dropping fire
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retardant onto the cars in the hope of protecting them from the fire. jack nick—is a california reporter for the new york times, he's covering the camp fire. i've been here about three days, and talking to many victims and many of the authorities that are fighting this fire, and throughout it isjust a real tragedy in a torrent of paradise. it is really a tour of a town destroyed, and it's somewhat apocalyptic, and many the people here in normal part of california are resiliant, are saying they're to rebuild. are they getting the help they need? well there are dozens of shelters set up, there are donations flowing in, and i was at a church yesterday and it had been turned into basically a thrift shop, except everything people were bruising the items.
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there was ample food, and certainly people are being housed at the moment, but there are long—term questions because although they want to rebuild, this is not going to happen for some time. i mean this fire is only 30% contained, so we are in a very active situation right now. so you say it's only 30% contained, does the state of california have the firefighting capacity to contain it properly to contain it further? the firefighters are in position now to get a much better handle of this. winds are slowing down a little bit, so it is a more controllable situation. there have also been thousands of firefighters you know, who work for the state, but also from other communities from other states who have come in. california also has an unusual situation where even prison inmates are used to fight fires, who signed up for the sort of thing. so there are massive ci'ews and resources dedicated to fighting this fire. stay with us on outside source, still to come. we have an exclusive report from nigeria on false
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information on facebook, and the deadly consequences. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is brexit. british and eu negotiators finally agree on proposals for how the uk should leave the european union. but will britain's parliament approve the terms. in cameroon, charges against the journalist mimi mefo have been dropped. she'd been accused of spreading fake news and terrorism. according to her employer, the military tribunal stopped proceedings against her following the intervention of president paul biya. from bbc afrique. sri lanka's political crisis has deepened after the supreme court suspended the president's decision to dismiss parliament for three—and—a—half weeks. the order came in response to petitions of protest by supporters of the sacked prime minister. that's from bbc tamil. a man has been taking into custody after a police appealfor a ross
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from friends "lookalike" went viral. the image of the suspected thief was taken in blackpool in the north—west of england, and was so widely shred that david schwimmer even proclaimed his innocence. you can find that on all week we're running special reports as part of the bbc‘s beyond fake news project. we head now to nigeria, where authorities say the spread of false information is leading to deadly violence. mayenijones has this report. this video went viral on facebook andjune this video went viral on facebook and june 2018. it was labelled an attack on the christian community, but it was actually filmed in the republic of congo in 2012. this trickery may have had deadly consequences inherent in such of nigeria. an investigation by the bbc has found evidence of hundreds of
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basement post spreading false information and hate speech fuelling fear and inciting violence in this fragile region. police say more than a dozen people have died as a result of false information on basement. in one incident on the 24th ofjune in 2018, roads were blocked on the south side of the city, and 11 men we re south side of the city, and 11 men were killed by a furious mob of christians. authorities believe that fa ke christians. authorities believe that fake graphics post showing christians nearby, played a role in inciting this violence. they showed pictures which were fake. there was i'io pictures which were fake. there was no attack at that point in time, but because of those images they saw, vehicles were abandoned, and so did people die. one of the victims that they was mohammed. his mother is
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still struggling to overcome the loss of her sun. a local academic and member of the community believes facebook should be doing more to dojust community believes facebook should be doing more to do just this community believes facebook should be doing more to dojust this big news crisis. the owners of facebook, they ought to be doing much more. if something could be done, it will save lives. it's a matter of life and death. facebook, who have a high peer and lycos, have a plan to address the issue. in a statement to the bbc, the company have said they have a responsibility to fight this abuse. they are using back chapters to fight this. —— in fact checkers.
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after a year of bidding, amazon has announced where its new secondary headquarters will be. and the winners are long island in new york and arlington in northern virgina. samira hussain is in new york. why do they go for the students? —— why did they go for these two. to be clear, it is long island city. so instead of going for one big second headquarters they have decided to split it into two. what is interesting is it actually tells a story about the job situation here in the united states. there really isa in the united states. there really is a lot of competition for employment, and the fact is that amazon would be hard—pressed to go to one city, and really have an influx of some 55,000 jobs over the next two decades, so that would have
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been the goat. but as the announcement has come from amazon, people in new york are worried about the infrastructure and forjust one can't but eight —— one company. malaysia's prime minister has accused goldman sachs investment bank of "cheating" the country over its dealings with the state development fund 1mdb. leisha santorelli has been following the story since 2009. here's her latest analysis. several years ago goldman sachs raise money for the malaysian group 1mbd. words were, goldman sachs made $600 billion in fees, but now the malaysian government wants that money back. is a television interview that malaysia's by minister said that goldman sachs has done things that are wrong, and that
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malaysia has been jaded done things that are wrong, and that malaysia has beenjaded by the compliance by goldman, sachs & co. goldman sachs has declined an interview, but has regularly denied any wrongdoing to 1mdb this up however to senior global bankers have faced charges over the this scandal, and bourbon's chain executive logan has also had his name dragged in the scandal. —— and goldman's chief executive logan has also had his name dragged in this scandal. how will your next detailed forecast is happening in half an hour. let's look at the devastation in
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california, and of course the traffic loss of life. the weather has not helped, and we have had a high—pressure system here blowing through santa anna with strong winds, drag things out even more. the lack of wind arrows here over the next few days, those winds are going to be easy. that is one step in the right direction. there are so many fires, and there will be poor air quality is more smoke is trapped in the atmosphere. the forecast in the short term, mainly dry but a hint of moisture coming in next week. that is something we hope for. but for now it is dry. there's been a what weather though across the eastern side of the united states and canada. this strong system has moved on through. colder, with lake effect snow, strong winds near eastern canada, and another ripple was in another surge of wet and windy weather through the eastern seaboard in the coming days. another
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update in the cyclonic storm in the bay of bengal, and it is moving westward which will bring west and windy weather, and it's going to be ha rd to windy weather, and it's going to be hard to feel the effects as a gift of the week. the winds whip up along the coastlines, but it eventually moves in, and for the time we could see gusts around 100 kph right along the coastline, so a dangerous weather situation setting up in this pa rt weather situation setting up in this part of india. and more heavy downpour is developing through parts of the middle east but not so long ago and kuwait, they had several months worth of rain. you can see the wet weather extending back towards the fans as well. now the picture across europe for wednesday, a lot of dry weather. mild weather to the west, but it's clashing. the
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british isles, we are about to see a change in our weather. during wednesday, still ran around, not particularly heavily rain affecting parts of scotland, but as we go into the future, we are going to see things settle down with a high pressure building in that initially thatis pressure building in that initially that is going to do things mild, but through the weekend things will cool down, but particularly next week. the high—pressure keeping atlantic weather systems at bay. the longest speu weather systems at bay. the longest spell of dry weather on the way, but mist and fog could be on the issue. much more on that coming up. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. british and eu negotiators finally agree on proposals for how the uk should leave the european union. but will britain's parliament approve the terms. theresa may needs to sell the plans
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to her cabinet and her parliament. that process has begun. do you think you can accept this deal? britain's prime minister is calling in cabinet ministers one by one tonight to explain the compromises before a full cabinet meeting tomorrow afternoon. hamas agrees to an egyptian—brokered ceasefire after the heaviest exchanges in four years between the gaza—based militants and israeli forces. but israel says it will continue its air strikes. -- it —— it has the right to continue with its air strikes. in california, at least 42 people are now known to have died in the wildfires that are spreading again in high winds. cnn has announced that it will suit the president over the press pass of
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a correspondent. a moment of huge significance for the uk, some commentators are suggesting this is the most significant moments in the uk voted to leave the eu back in 2016. a draft brexit deal has been agreed by the uk and the eu. this is the live feed from downing street. we have been keeping an eye on. most of the time not a lot going on but ever so of the time not a lot going on but ever so often a door will open or a cabinet minister will come out for one will go in. the prime minister is explaining to the will cabinet one by one what exactly is in the d raft one by one what exactly is in the draft agreement because tomorrow, at 2pm the cabinet will vote on whether to support it. the prime minister will hope that will go her way. but get the thoughts and analysis of the political editor at the bbc. here is the latest report. do you think a deal is within reach
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that you could sign up to? the agreement is finally in number 10's grasp. the document that's been the souls of dispute for so long. at last, the plans, the compromises, will go before the cabinet tomorrow and then we'll know whether they approved the divorce with the eu in all our names. we are obviously working hard on this final phase of the negotiations, this final stage. i think we should remain positive and getting a good dealfor our country and taking our country forward and getting on with the job, so that's what we are doing. don't forget, many of the cabinet have a less rosy view. number 10 might struggle to get their wish to agree the so—called withdrawal agreement before the autumn is out. desperate to broker a packed at home and abroad by the end of the month. i think it's a step forward. there were a number of hurdles to a gone through. it appears the government has got over the first hurdle by agreeing a text. if cabinet sign up, then there's the rest of the eu to confirm. the german leader today expressing regret that brexit
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is happening at all. translation: great britain is soon to leave. this is a deep wound. after a summit with the eu, the government faces the heavy toil of parliament. a few dozen tories and all the opposition parties are poised to vote against theresa may's plan, almost whatever it is. and there is just no way that some brexiteers will ever come on—board. for the first time in a thousand years, this place, this parliament will have a say over the laws that govern this country. —— will not have a say. it is a quite incredible state of affairs. it will mean that we are having to accept rules and regulations from brussels over which we have no say ourselves. it is utterly unacceptable to anybody who believes in democracy. remember, the prime minister has no majority on her own and there is no sign that labour willing to come
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to heraid. given the shambolic nature of the negotiations, this is unlikely to be a good deal for the country. obviously, we'll wait to see the detail but we've made it clear that if it doesn't meet our test we won't be voting for it. is there a deal mr hancock? tonight, ministers have a chance to read through the hundreds of pages of legal texts that will shape our country for years to come. are you confident you will be able to get the cabinet behind this? if, and it is a big if, the cabinet and then parliament can actually agree. she was referencing the fact that theresa may has no working majority in the house of commons so she has a working arrangement with the credit union is —— unionist party. we've now heard from its leader arlene foster. she's put out a statement.
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here's part of it. "an agreement which places new trade barriers between northern ireland and great britain will fundamentally undermine the constitutional and economic integrity of the united kingdom. that is not acceptable. over time, such a deal will weaken the union. no unionist prime minister could argue that such a deal is in the national interest." extremely strong language from the dup, questioning whether what theresa may is suggesting is in the national interest and whether she could consider herself a unionist, someone could consider herself a unionist, someone who believes in the union of the united kingdom if she supported such a deal. you would think that the dup support of this deal in the house of commons has a major? against it. we will see how the story unfolds. more coverage and explanation on the website and news at if you need it, and on the bbc news channel and world news. turning away from brexit for the moment. this is el chapo in the trial of the mexican drug cartel leader has
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started in new york but there is already a delay. one of the 12 jurors was excused because of anxiety. given el chapo's reputation you can understand why. prosecutors say he oversaw the largest drug trafficking organization in the world. these are pictures that we had earlier of courtroom arrivals. one of these women is his wife, a former beauty queen. last week he'd asked permission to hug her in court, that was turned down on security grounds. as you imagine security is intense because of his history of violence and history of breaking out of prisons. bear in mind and this is from 2014, he escaped prison in mexico through a tunnel that had been dug underneath his jail cell. and a mile outside of prison grounds. his first was in 2001 by hiding ina grounds. his first was in 2001 by hiding in a laundry basket. and these pictures are from 2016. this was his final arrest in mexico.
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and he was then extradited to the us. now, as i've eluded to, he was infamous for ordering the murder of his rivals, and for leading the biggest supplier of drugs to the united states. his defence lawyer says the reality is different. you think he was the only drug dealer in mexico, that he was the only leader, is there are leaders of the cartel that are as big as him, bigger than him, alleged to be in you do not even know their names. do you remember this edition of rolling stone magazine? at secret meeting with the actor sean penn he agreed to a recorded interview, it's also said he was interested in a film being made about his life. that may happen, but he's unlikely to see it. he was captured shortly after. nada tawfik is in new york. are we even in a position where the
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jury are we even in a position where the jury is ready to proceed? yes, so actually prosecutors have finished their opening statements, they outlined what they hope to prove as this trial that as he rose the rings asa this trial that as he rose the rings as a farmer, to lead the most powerful cartel, they have a treasure trove of evidence including el chapo in his own words talking about some of the drug transactions and audio recordings. the defence attorneys are ready to start their opening statements and they will resume tomorrow morning. as we heard from the lawyer, they feel they have nothing to prove in this case but will argue that he was not the leader of the cartel, just another member. tell us about the security, can you see it everywhere, are you aware of it all the time? there are
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several agencies working on security here, nypd, homeland security, and us marshals and you can see bombs sniffing dogs going along the perimeter and the courthouse is blocked off and when he is transferred here, new york city is aware of it. he is being held them over manhattan and every time he is transferred, the brooklyn bridge is cut down. and extreme measures put in place for witnesses and jurors, they are under 20 47 protection and are being escorted to and from court each day. —— 24—hour protection. thank you. let's turn to the middle east now. the violence between israel and palestinian militants in gaza got worse overnight last night. eight people have been killed. these pictures were posted by the israel defence forces. they say some of the 400 rockets that have been fired into israel
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since monday night by militants. and the aftermath of israeli air strikes, targeting what they say are militant targets. this is what was a tv station in gaza. this all started late on sunday. an undercover israeli unit was exposed in a civilian car inside the gaza strip. a firefight ensued in which a hamas commander and 6 other palestinians were killed. here are the remains of the car. witnesses say israel launched air strikes on the area, and since then the violence has escalated. they say the air strikes were to give cover for they say the air strikes were to give coverfor their team they say the air strikes were to give cover for their team to get out of gaza. it is also playing out online as well. they have been trading insults on twitter. hamas initiated the exchange on its hebrew page — using the hashtag "lookout". israeli officials responded in arabic — using a hashtag "you lookout". here's yollande knell.
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this is the worst surge in violence that there has been since the last full—scale conflict between israel and palestinian militants in gaza four years ago. on both sides schools have been closed and many businesses and shops, a lot of normal life is being put on hold. earlier there was a barrage of rockets and mortars that were fired from gaza into southern israel, the israeli city was hit in a residential area, there was one man killed. we understand he was a polysemy and from the west bank who had a permit to work in israel. —— he was a palestinian. they are carrying out dozens of strikes on what they say are militant targets and include the hamas television station headquarters and also a hamas intelligence compound there and the israeli cabinet has been
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meeting to decide what else to do. meanwhile the israeli army has been calling more troops to come down to the south of israel close to the border with gaza. all of this happening as there had been signs of progress in efforts by egypt in the united nations to try to broker some kind of long—term cease—fire deal a tween israel and hamas to end months of deadly unrest that there have been along the cause of order. since she filed that, yolande has sent in this update hamas which runs gaza — says it's agreed to a truce brokered by egypt... but israel's security cabinet said it was ordering the military to continue its operations as required. so the israelis are saying that they may or may not continue and hamas says it agrees to a truce but it is unclear if it sticks to the truth onceit unclear if it sticks to the truth once it sees israel's response. we will have to most likely wait till
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the morning. we will keep a close eye on that. libya has two rival leaders — and they've held their first meeting in months. it happened at a conference in palermo in italy. the military commander khalifa haftar controls most of the east of libya — he'd originally said he wouldn't turn up. but as you can see here, he did. he even shared a hug with fayez al—serraj, who leads the government backed by the un. and we're told by the un that they have agreed to swipe committing to this un action plan which has elections next year as its goal. they've also agreed to meet for talks before those elections. the expectations are reasonably high, to reiterate the situation in libya, we should say as you can see from this map here, the area marked in red is controlled by the general and his libyan national army. the areas in purple are controlled by
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the government and its allies which is the un. a complicated security situation. here is james reynolds on the background to this agreement. it is a fractured country and has been so since the fall of general qaddafi into custom love in a. it invited politicians here to see if the country could be reunited. it is divided between a government—backed interpolate and forces in the east of the country in the two rival leaders representing those rival power centres came here and they were pictured shaking hands a p pa re ntly and they were pictured shaking hands apparently amicably. david were rather different at this conference. the prime minister of the un backed administration took part in the former conference —— formal
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conference and went to official meetings in the final photo call. by contrast the other rival leader, the general who controls the east of libya decided he did not wa nt to ta ke the east of libya decided he did not want to take place in the conference but decided to hold meetings on the sidelines and created his own centre of gravity. turkey did not like what it's all, it was excluded from some of the meetings and calls the conference a deep disappointment. the italian prime minister and the un envoy have said that there have been signs of progress and they both wa nt to been signs of progress and they both want to work towards a national conference in libya earlier next year and then elections sometime in the spring. we do not have a definite day for that, there are politicians and mediators here, whose eight they have agreed to the process but of course promises made ata process but of course promises made at a conference could easily be broken. shifting from libyan politics to
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american politics and a little bit. a couple of stories to bring you. the cnn is suing the white house due to this exchange between donald trump and mike costa. an independent review has found badger culling in the uk only has a ‘modest‘ effect in reducing the spread of tb to cattle. the report suggests cattle actually play a bigger role in passing it on. jon kay reports. they seem fine, but look closely. the small green ear tags show that these cattle have tb. so these cows here are tested positive. 24 of rob harrison's dairy herd have just been diagnosed. it is the worst outbreak he's ever known. this disease is devastating. to have a healthy, functioning dairy and beef industry we need to control this disease like we do any other disease, and it's just got out of control over the last 30 or 40 years. many farmers blame
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badgers for spreading tb, so a cull began in 2013 in gloucestershire and somerset. it's now been widened to 32 different zones. overall it's estimated more than 34,000 badgers have been killed. today's independent review says badger culls can have a modest effect in reducing tb in cattle but says killing more wild animals will cost millions and may not be acceptable to the public. so what happens now? well, the government is due to give its response next summer. in the meantime, the various badger culls will continue as planned and it's worth pointing out that today's review is based on trials that were carried out more than ten years ago. it's not based on the current badger cull programme. today's report says we also need to look at vaccinations, testing, and how farms are managed, as well as how tb can be passed between cattle.
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rob's infected cows have now been isolated and will be destroyed. john kay, bbc news, gloucestershire. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... british and eu negotiators finally agree on proposals for how the uk should leave the european union. now theresa may will try to persuade her cabinet to support it, that but will happen at 2pm local time on wednesday afternoon. let's turn to other stories. china has reinstated a ban on the use of tiger bones and rhino horn —only weeks after lifting it. the move follows protests from environmental groups. both tigers and rhinos are endangered. that is from bbc chinese.
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italian ministers are meeting to discuss whether to revise their draft budget, hours ahead of a deadline from the european commission to submit amendments. so far the anti—austerity government in rome has been unwilling to give ground. that is from bbc world service radio. the irish aviation authority is investigating reports of bright lights and ufos off the south—west coast of ireland. it began last friday when a british airways pilot contacted shannon air traffic control. she wanted to know if there were military exercises in the area because of a very bright light and a fast moving object coming up along the left side of the aircraft. that is from bbc .com/ news. let's turn to east africa. three students are in police custody in southern uganda — after a school—building fire killed at least nine boys. the fire happened on monday morning in the town of rakai. as he can see there on the map. catherine byaruhanga has more. the rescue efforts were made much
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harder according to the police because a padlock was placed outside the dormitory door before it was set alight. that is why they are treating this as an arson and murder case. the investigation are now under way, six people have been arrested so far including three students. but this fire has caused anger amongst ugandans particularly because this is not the first school fire. people are looking for answers and solutions. i do not like the fa ct and solutions. i do not like the fact that we handle these things when they happen, i like it when we become proactive as government and thatis become proactive as government and that is what i am advocating for. we wa nted that is what i am advocating for. we wanted of our contributions to government so we stop the fires from happening thenjust government so we stop the fires from happening then just going there to react to fires. the leader of the opposition in parliament called for the resignation of the junior minister for the resignation of the junior ministerfor higher the resignation of the junior minister for higher education. he promised that the government would do more. for all the schools to make
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sure they use this holiday put in place, whatever the guidelines require. the last few minutes of the programme talking on american politics. the first story... cnn is sueing president trump and several of his aides — and is demanding that its correspondentjim acosta has his white house press pass reinstated. you will know what this is about. you will know what this is about. you will know what this is about. you will have seen the video but just remind you... that is enough. that is enough. that is enough. excuse me, that is enough. well after thatjim acosta's press pass was suspended. cnn says the decision violates his and the company's first and fifth amendment rights. there are six defendants including the president, his chief of staffjohn kelly, press secretary sarah sanders, the director of the secret servicejoseph clancy, and the secret service officer who took the journalist's press pass away last week. here's anthony zurcher. jim acosta can get into the white house right now, hejust
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jim acosta can get into the white house right now, he just does jim acosta can get into the white house right now, hejust does not have a permanent press pass and has to apply each day for a daily one but the cnn lawsuit, there is legal precedent for this. there was a case in the 19605 were thejohnson administration took a press pa55 away from a reporter who they objected to in the court said you cannot take the press pa55 objected to in the court said you cannot take the press pass away based on what the reporter is 5aying, based on what the reporter is saying, the content of their que5tion5 saying, the content of their questions and so forth. that is going to be seen in's case here, they will say that they were discriminated against. even the climate in the beginning but taking it away denies the first amendment and the constitution. arizona has elected its first female senator. democrat kyrsten sinema beat republican martha mcsally in a tight race. m5 sinema is the state's first democratic senator since 1994. that is resolved. the same cannot be true of florida where the senate race is still undecided. here's rajini vaidyanathan. recounts are well under way and all
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in florida, 67 counties we are here in and broward county, and can show you what a recount look5 in and broward county, and can show you what a recount looks like. here we have people sorting the ballot papers, they are counting them into pile5 papers, they are counting them into piles and then once tho5e pile5 are 5orted they will then move over to the machines that you can see further in the background which are operated by men and women as you can see. operated by men and women as you can 5ee. some of them are wearing gloves and what they are then doing are feeding the piles of votes into the machine as votes are being recounted among the screen computer they are looking at above and then get the tallies for the candidates. that is going on around the clock. now of course this is a issue, the issue of the recount5. you have everyone on the recount5. you have everyone on the republican side from the president to the main candidates here, all saying that they won tho5e
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races and donald trump has been tweeting that extra votes are being invented out of nowhere. he is calling into question the entire proce55 calling into question the entire process but democrats are asking that this process be continued. a quick reminder that today is a day of the utmost significance for the uk, after the vote to leave the european union in 2016, they asked what does the uk government want when talking about brexit. theresa may agreed a draft of the leading the eu. in the cabinet will decide if they support her path tomorrow. goodbye. hello there, it was a shower we start to the week but it has been a mild one and if anything temperatures are set to build over the next couple of days and that means you can get out and enjoy some
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of the late autumn colour that we are clinging ontojust of the late autumn colour that we are clinging onto just like we have on tuesday in work sure, so it will be warm and potentially some places could see 15, 16, 17 degrees over the next couple of days and it will be largely dry. that said, we will contradict myself because there is rain around on wednesday up into the far northwest moving through northern ireland and scotland. some pretty gusty winds for a time as well, in excess of 45 mph may be. simmering around the first thing in that pushes through and allows skies to brighten, and you could see highs of 16 or 17 degrees and for england and wales it is a straightforward story of, dry with some sunshine and mild here as well. other fronts that will squeeze in from the atlantic over the next couple of days but this area of high pressure will be a player and we have these south—westerly flow, still driving in the airand south—westerly flow, still driving in the air and so on thursday it
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looks likely that england and wales will see the highest value in somewhere could get 16 or 17 degrees. it could be a misty or murky start, the mist and fog and if that happens the temperatures may struggle. but if we get a coming through, a large storm across the country. do not be concerned about the area of low pressure out in the atla ntic the area of low pressure out in the atlantic because the high sitting across eastern europe is blocking those areas of low pressure from pushing across the uk. we are really the dividing line between the two so on friday it could be again some early makes and fog and lifting low clouds and not quite as warm on friday with the highest of 15 degrees and significant rain in the forecast. the weekend forecast looks likely that the high pressure in europe will dominate and there will bea europe will dominate and there will be a great deal of sunshine but the winds will change direction and we can see some chilly nights again and
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some missed and early—morning fog could be an issue. and we could also some frost. look at the wind direction, oh colder source as a comes across the continent so temperatures a little subdued, 10-12d temperatures a little subdued, 10—12d and that will be where they should be at this time of year. at the beginning of next week, the high pressure with us and still influencing, the isobar is squeezing together in a bit more of a breeze coming from the easterly direction and so again a bit of dry weather but it will be noticeably cooler particularly in person to what we have seen recently. the highest values again around nine or 12 degrees. the high pressure might six a little further north and we could see an area of low pressure starting to develop in the southwest and still a lot to play for in that story but i could start a spark of a few more showers, a little more u nsettled few more showers, a little more unsettled and still be winds coming on the north easterly source and still a little bit of a cooler feel.
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yes we will see 17 degrees over the next couple of days in some cases, potentially. but as we move into next week we will actually see temperatures sitting at around eight asa temperatures sitting at around eight as a daytime high and that is just around average for this time of year. more details from me and just under 24 hours. this programme contains scenes of repetitive flashing images. tonight at ten. after many months of negotiating, london and brussels have produced a draft agreement on brexit. high chancellor, is the agreement a good read? in downing street this evening, some ministers were shown what's been agreed, but there was evidence of deep division even before the contents were known. the prime minister has been very clear. that we have got to deliver the right deal for britain that fulfils the terms of the referendum, that is in the interests of the united kingdom. the whole cabinet is united and it is the right thing to do. for the first time in a thousand years, this place, this parliament, will not have a say over the laws
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that govern this country. in westminster tonight, it is a relief for number 10 to have a draft deal to discuss but the big question remains. we'll theresa may's cabinet
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