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this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 3pm... five ministers in theresa may's cabinetjoin forces to try and persuade her to make changes to the draft brexit agreement. other ministers voice their support for the prime minister. the reality of life is that we have a choice, which is to back this, which i think everybody should. because if we don't, we probably will go over the cliff edge of having no deal at all and leaving without a deal. the number of people missing in california's wildfires has now risen to more than 1,000. 71 people are known to have died. according to reports in us media, the cia believes the saudi crown prince ordered the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi. the broadcaster, writer and former newsreader, richard baker, has died at the age of 93. in rugby — scotland prepares for it's match against south africa and wales host tonga in cardiff.
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meanwhile, england take on japan at twickenham. we'll bring you the scores, live, across the afternoon. and coming up at 3.30, click looks into ‘robo—surgeons‘ and movie star sean bean appears in a video game. supporters of the prime minister have dismissed the proposal from five of her cabinet colleagues that she should try to re—negotiate key parts of the brexit deal with the european union. 0ne minister described the idea of further changes as a "fantasy". the five, who include the environment secretary michael gove, are thought to want to change what's known
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as the ‘backstop agreement‘, affecting the border between northern ireland and the irish republic. meanwhile, conservative brexiteers of the european reaseach group are planning to publish their own document tomorrow against the government's plans. 0ur political correspondent, susanna mendonca reports. he is sticking with the prime minister, but is he going in the same direction? michael gove is among a group of cabinet brexiteers thought to be trying to change the brexit deal. today he was tight—lipped about that. i am totally supportive of the prime minister, i think she is doing a fantasticjob. theresa may has been trying to get the party behind her and her plan, calling constituency parties and doing media interviews to sell the idea. her supporters are calling for unity. these five leading leave campaigners who have stayed in the cabinet are expected to meet in the next few days to discuss how to push for changes to the brexit plan which the government has already agreed with the eu. to think thatjust because some
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cabinet ministers make demands of the prime minister that the details are going to change is, i think, fantasy. the reality of life is we have a choice, which is to back this, which i think everybody should. it is understood this group of cabinet ministers are seeking to justify its continuing attempts to challenge the detail of the prime minister's deal by arguing that it may not be winnable when mps vote on it in parliament. meanwhile the mp of this constituency, altrincham, is the only one who knows how many letters calling for the prime minister to stand down have been received by a backbench committee of conservative mps. if graham brady, who chairs the committee, gets 48 letters, it would trigger a vote of no—confidence in mrs may. but how does that play outside the westminster village? i think she has done very well to get this far. i don't think anyone else
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would have done it any better. everyone is trying to stab her in the back to get further on in their careers and i do not think they will do it. those brexiteers who have been putting forward letters calling for a no—confidence vote say the plan needs to be stopped. chequers is a betrayal of the decision of the british people. they voted for us to leave. we are doing what we are doing in order to try and honour the order they basically gave us as members of parliament. labour have said that they could renegotiate the deal. for two years now, she has been negotiating, not with eu partners but within the conservative party itself, so the divisions within the conservative party have overridden, i think, the interests of the country. the european union has already indicated it is not in the market for reopening discussions around the withdrawal deal, so the reality is that despite all the political positioning going on in the conservative party, any tweaks could only happen if that changes. earlier we spoke to anne mcelvoy,
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a senior editor at the economist. what needs to happen now is theresa may needs to solidify that cabinet and there are noises in the cabinet that want to renegotiate, one assumes she will say no, i don't want to go this route and if you want to stay in the cabinet, you have to take on my negotiating strategy. it's possible she might go back on one or two tweaks on that very complicated backstop agreement intended to fend off a reintroduction of hard border or anything like it in northern ireland. it's possible but i think at this point it would be rather technical than wholesale revisiting. then she needs to get a tick in the box of the eu 27 which would happen soon at the end of the week, let's assume
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that will be happening, i think they need to be rid of it. then she needs to get towards the eu summit and then, about the 27—28 weekend, there needs to get back for the big commons vote. that's assuming this timetable isn't disrupted by anything dramatic. we could have a leadership challenge in that time. a bit like that, it's a to—do list! so something dramatic. could this be brought on by the five brexiteers in the cabinet? could they disrupt it all? they could. the fact that they have stayed, they are particularly looking for michael gove to leadership, he rejected the brexit secretary job, he's been an active brexiteer, he's come back to cabinet to be constructive. i think the future of theresa may lies in the middle of the cabinet, centrists in some ways but brexit or centrists but remain like
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jeremy hunt the foreign secretary, sajid javid and michael gove. michael gove is saying he's not happy with this. if he were to walk out, that would add fuel to the fire trying for the no confidence vote, trying to get the number of letters you need to put in and this arcane system the conservative party has to try and have a no—confidence vote. but the fact he has gone back in good faith suggests he intends to give it a go. this vote of confidence or no confidence, how likely is it the european research group will get it and in terms of timing, have they shot themselves in the foot? let's do that second one first. they clearly don't have those 48 names that they need to call for a vote of no—confidence. as far as the information that i have and pooled with my lobby colleagues, they seem to be well short of it. but it could be that when people go away for the weekend, look in detail at this deal, i don't think many on the brexit side think it's better than i thought, that they are more likely to look and think, if i'm going to do anything
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about this, this is the moment. so we might assume that we could see that challenge if it is to be triggered, pretty soon. the possible mistake that was made is that it came hot on the heels of the statement, people feel sorry for her of what she said on brexit. they think, let's take a pause, we know what it's like when big rows happened. this it could be from that perspective brexiteers might be thinking that this is not good and it would be better to let this play out. was simply don't know until they count the names. the number of people reported missing in california's worst wildfire on record, has risen to more than 1000. the blaze has destroyed thousands of homes and killed more than 70 people. president trump is on his way to visit the affected areas. 0ur correspondent dave lee reports. this is the first step in a very long process. a crew of firefighters lifts away large debris and makes sure the area is safe.
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soon, a second team of dogs will sweep the area. if they find remains, the coroner's office will arrive. it takes time, even with the more than 400 specialists now on the ground in paradise, the town worst hit by this fire. everybody has been doing their best, but it is crazy, and i know a lot of my people did not get out. a couple of them, i heard, in their homes, that died right in front of me. you know, you feel helpless when you're a man and you cannot tell. you're a man and you cannot help. there are a growing number still unaccounted for. as of tonight, the list that we will be releasing, the current list of unaccounted for individuals stands at 1,011, which is an increase from yesterday of 380. this mobile home park used to be known as the enchanted forests, but now it is one focus of the enormous search operation. the impact from these fires is being felt across the state of california.
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more than 100 miles away in san francisco, schools and businesses were closed down due to terrible air quality, currently measured as being the worst anywhere in the world. it is expected that president trump will pay a visit to teams fighting these fires and maybe meet some of those who have been evacuated. hundreds remain in emergency shelters. the president will meet a community determined to get back on its feet. dave lee, bbc news, in paradise. president trump spoke to reporters before leaving washington for california, he said he'll meet local officials there and discuss forest management. we want to spend a lot of time, we want to discuss many things. i'm meeting with the governor and the new governor and governor—elect. so we have a lot of things to talk about. we will be talking about forest management. i've been saying that for a long time, this could have been a lot different situation but the one thing is that
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everybody now knows that this is what we have to be doing and there's no question about it. it should have been done many years ago but i think everybody‘s on the right side. it's a big issue, it's a big issue, a very expensive issue but very, very inexpensive when you compare it to even one of these horrible fires. and we will save a lot of lives in addition to a lot of money. so we'll be out there talking to the governors, talking to the first responders, they have been incredible. the firefighters have been unbelievably brave, some of the stories i read last night, unbelievably brave. according to reports in the united states — america's intelligence service, the cia , has concluded that saudi arabia's, crown prince mohammed bin salman was involved in the killing of the journalist, jamal khashoggi. the journalist was killed last month while visiting the saudi consulate in istanbul.
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from there, our turkey correspondent mark lowen sent this update. well, the cia's conclusions are based on a number of findings including reports of a phone call reportedly intercepted by us intelligence, said to have been made at the request of mohammad bin salman by his brother, who is currently the saudi ambassador to washington, to jamal khashoggi, encouraging him to go to the saudi consulate in istanbul to get papers for his upcoming marriage and assuring him he would be safe. the saudi embassy in washington has strenuously denied the existence of this phone call and said they are trying to urge the american authorities to hand over any transcript of a phone call they are thought to have. but the cia's conclusions are backing up turkey's idea, their allegations that when jamal khashoggi entered the consulate here in istanbul almost seven weeks ago, he was killed, his body dismembered and probably dissolved in acid, on the orders of the top levels of the saudi government
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in a premeditated murder. the saudi prosecutor, though, said that was not the case, the saudi prosecutor, though, said last week that was not the case, that the whole operation by saudi officials who came here to turkey in an unauthorised operations operation to deliverjamal khashoggi back to saudi arabia without the knowledge of the saudi crown prince and that when that rendition failed, jamal khashoggi was killed on the spot. the saudi prosecutor said that he wants the death sentence now for five individuals out of the total of 11 people indicted, of the total of 11 people indicted. turkey believes that is as elaborate attempt at a cover—up, an attempt to bury the truth and that these five individuals would effectively take the bullet for their boss. they believe it is an attempt to shield the saudi crown prince and that if indeed the death sentence is given to
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these five individuals, they would take the truth with them to the grave. the broadcaster, writer and former newsreader richard baker has died at the age of 93. he introduced the bbc‘s first television news bulletin in 1954, and was also associated with classical music on radio and television, hosting the annual live broadcast of last night of the proms for many years. 0ur arts correspondent, david sillito looks back at his life. 1954, and the first bbc television news bulletin began with the voice of richard baker. here is an illustrated summary of the news. it will be followed by the latest film of events and happenings at home and abroad. in those early days, newsreaders were never seen because it was feared that our facial expressions might not always look impartial, and worse still, that we might turn the news into a personality performance. richard baker — for more than a quarter of a century, he helped to define the calm, clear voice of bbc tv news.
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police reinforcements were drafted into downing street tonight as the crowd outside number 10 built up to about 300. good evening... he was a presenter rather than a journalist, but this veteran of the wartime arctic convoys was also a writer. his great love, music. a panellist on face the music, he presented radio programmes, and for many years he was the tv face of the proms. good evening to you and a very warm welcome from the royal albert hall. in his spare time, he had a go at acting, here with prince edward. and there was also a memorable moment on morecambe and wise. he was still broadcasting into his 80s, but he'll always be
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remembered as the voice and then as one of the best—known faces of bbc news. for the moment, that's all the news, except for a word about the weather. richard baker, who's died at the age of 93. the headlines on bbc news... five ministers in theresa may's cabinetjoin forces to try and persuade her to make changes to the draft brexit agreement. the number of people missing in california's wildfires has now risen to more than 1,000. 71 people are known to have died. according to reports in the us media, the cia believes the saudi crown prince ordered the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi. and in sport, it's a busy day of
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international rugby union. wales have made a quick start against tonga in garda. there are approaching half—time, wales leads 24-8. -- in approaching half—time, wales leads 24—8. —— in cardiff. england kick up in twickenham, they lead 7—3 could japanjust in twickenham, they lead 7—3 could japan just got a penalty. england has got three wickets on the final day to beat sri lanka and take the series. the hosts need 75 runs for victory, it could be a tense morning tomorrow. i'll be back in the next half—hour. the future of britain's biggest newspaper groups, johnston press, have been secured after they were acquired by a newly formed company. jpi media, which is owned by bondholders ofjohnston press, says its focus is now to preserve jobs and allow publication of its websites and newspapers to continue. the company has more than 200 local and regional titles, including the scotsman and the yorkshire post, as well as the i.
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a protester has died and there are reports of a number of others injured as demonstrators angry at rising fuel prices, disrupt traffic across france. it's thought more than 100,000 people are taking part in the protests in 1,200 locations across the country. officials have warned that, while they won't stop the protests, they would not allow them to bring the french road network to a standstill. the argentine navy says it has located the wreckage of a submarine that disappeared a year ago with 44 crewmen on board. the sanjuan was found on the sea bed by a us company, they would not allow them to bring the french road network the sanjuan was found on the sea bed by a us company, at a depth of 800 metres. the families of those who died — say it will help their search for truth. latest reports claim that the submarine could have imploded. sophia tran thomsen reports. 366 days since the ara sanjuan went missing with 44 crew on board. finally, an announcement
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from the argentina authorities. from the argentine authorities. translation: we were sitting at the dining table when my mum got the message from the submarine command force, saying that an object that was detected yesterday was the ara sanjuan. we couldn't believe it until we turned on the television and saw it on the news. news of the vessel had been found 800 metres below the surface of the ocean, offered little comfort to the families of the dead. the sanjuan was returning from a routine mission to ushuaia, about 400 kilometres off the patagonian coast, when it reported an electical breakdown on november 15, 2017. a massive international search and rescue operation found no trace of the missing sub and hope of finding survivors was abandoned after two weeks. for a year, nothing. the failed search raised questions over the state of the argentina over the state of the argentine armada which has one
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of latin america's smallest defence budgets relative to the size of its economy. at the one—year commemoration had on thursday, relatives were still asking questions. translation: i do not wish the loss of a child on anyone, not my worst enemy. we want to have news, we wantjustice to be done, for the truth to be known, and for the guilty to pay. a day later, an announcement the submarine had been located by a private company hired by the government, offered some relief but little rejoice for these families. with many questions still to be answered, a report into the tragedy will be made public in the coming days. often cheaper than a bottle of water, energy drinks can be very popular with children, but doctors say there should be a ban on selling them to anyone under the age of 16. a consultation on that proposal runs until tuesday of next week, as hayley hassall reports. so who here has had a sip or drunk an energy drink?
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i have energy drinks about once every couple of weeks. i had an energy drink when my sister had one, i only had a sip and it still made me hyper. i have an energy drink on a saturday, when i go dancing, because wakes me up really early. i like the taste of it, but later on i did not like how i felt. well done. 0k. according to department of health, two thirds of ten to 17—year—olds are regular consumers of energy drinks. the average energy drink contains 15 cubes of sugar and 150 mg of caffeine. that's the equivalent of two strong cups of coffee. the world health organization warns that drinking these often could lead to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, poor dental health, and obesity. children are particularly susceptible to the advertising. their bodies are not equipped to consume that amount of caffeine, the sugar content can increase the risk of childhood obesity,
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the oral health implications, we have children having dental extractions of their adult teeth which impacts upon their speech and their self—esteem. from a public health perspective, we would be keen to see the energy drinks been banned for under the age of 18 and we would like to see that happen as soon as possible. i was drinking three or four energy drinks a day. from being 12 years old, james drank more than three cans of energy drinks a day. then last year he collapsed and had to have his gall bladder removed. i drank them because i was tired and they would give a quick energy boost. then i would feel tired again and i would think another one. i thought i had a problem with my stomach. i used to pass out. i passed out a few times. i passed out at school. then i went to the doctors and eventually got an ultrasound and they said it was gall stones. that must have felt awful for you. had you any idea what was causing the problem? i ended up in hospital
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and had my gall bladder removed and they said it could have been because i was drinking energy drinks. at the time, did you know that energy drinks were not suitable for kids? i didn't know that they weren't suitable for children. i know they have a label on the back, but who reads that? now it is a year since his operation and he is a different character. but back in year nine he was a handful. and now in year 11 he is a different person. thousands of people have got behind a campaign to stop energy drinks been sold to children and some supermarkets have already voluntarily stop selling them. when the government launched the consultation, the drinks industry said that a sales ban on energy drinks is not effective as there are much greater contributors to sugar and caffeine in ourdiets. as you can see, the energy drinks on the same shelves as the fizzy pop and the juice. they have bright coloured cans. they usually cost less than the others as well. they are on average 99p and over a pound for the other drinks.
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there are warning signs on the back that say they have a high level of caffeine and are not suitable for children. but campaigners want the government to go one step further and they want to ban children from being able to buy them completely. hayley hassall, bbc news. the bbc‘s annual children in need appeal has raised a record amount of more than £50 million pounds, taking it past the £1 billion pound mark since it first started, almost 40—years ago. our entertainment correspondent, lizo mzimba looks back on last night. go on, rob. cue the totaliser! cheering. the night's record—breaking total. # i stay up too late... the evening kicked off with a performance from west end musical, school of rock. # every morning'sjust the same... the cast of eastenders took part
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in a walford walt disney song and dance extravaganza. while boy band boyzone competed for the children in need stricly glitter ball trophy. welcome to the tardis! this is amazing. a doctor who superfan got to visit the tardis and workers from children in need projects who thought they were making a music video, got to duet with some of their favourite stars. # just the touch of your love is enough. # to knock me off my feet... celebrities also went to visit some of the places where the money raised by everyone watching ends up being spent. it was a night of historic fundraising to help disadvantaged children across the uk. lizo mzimba, bbc news. now, without giving away your age,
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how old do you think mickey mouse is? he actually turns 90, tomorrow. the disney mascot has become one of the most successful cartoon characters of all time and he's still going strong, as peter bowes found out in los angeles. the world's most famous mouse. whistling through his debut film, steamboat willie, in 1928. i only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing. that it was all started by a mouse. mickey mouse was created and first drawn by walt disney himself. i'll save you! mickey went on to appear over 130 films. his distinctive appearance often changing with the times. they were cartoons that forever changed the entertainment landscape. some silent film comedians,
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when animation started to be popular, said things like, like charlie chaplin said how can we even compete? they don't even have to stop to take a breath. and they don't! you know, an animation character can literally do anything that you can make physically believable. and i think mickey is the embodiment of that. the first mickey mouse comic strips were published in the early 1930s and they were drawn at this desk by the legendary animator floyd gottfredson. this is one of his original pens and there is certainly a lot of history here. mickey mouse is far from history, at 90 he is still alive and well on the screen and at disney theme parks around the world. mickey is real. there is only one mickey. mickey is the easiest guy to work with, i am glad he is my boss. it takes you back to watching cartoons on saturday mornings and mickey mouse was always the cartoon. mickey mouse has evolved over
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the years, he is still that classic character that brings happy memories. for a company built on the image and fortunes of a mouse, the cartoon character is an invaluable asset. mickey is a mouse of many talents, he is the company mascot and here at disneyland he has taken part in countless parades and ceremonies over the past 60 plus years, but one of his main jobs is to pose for photographs, isn't it? let's do it. good job. you are not looking your age. you are looking pretty good. the timeless allure of mickey mouse. peter bowes, bbc news, los angeles. surfers from around the world have been taking on huge waves at nazare in portugal. south african surfer grant ‘twiggy‘ baker took the title in the world surf league's big wave tour. he played it safe during the opening rounds and peaked atjust the right time to catch this massive 40—foot
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wave — riding it to victory. frightening. now it's time for a look at the weather with nick miller. hello, if you didn't see the sunshine today, you are more likely to see it tomorrow before it turns cloudy and colder next week. now, as we go through this evening and tonight, it is mainly dry and clear, though there is still some cloud around eastern parts of scotland and north—east england. the cloud, though, clearing from northern ireland where it's been a rather grey day. the south—easterly breeze means temperatures don't fall as far as if they would if it was calm, but still close to freezing in the coldest spots and you could wake up to a touch of frost in the morning, you're more likely to wake up to a gloriously sunny start and for it to stay that way throughout the day. a bit of cloud still flirting
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with parts of eastern scotland and the far north east of england. still the same south—easterly breeze, still the same sort of temperatures as we've seen today, that's around 9—12d. now, the breeze is a noticeable feature of the weather, but it gets stronger into next week and that means these temperatures, it's the last we'll see of widely double figures. widely single figures in the weekend and feeling colder still in the wind. hello this is bbc news with lu kwesa burak. the headlines: five ministers in theresa may's cabinetjoin forces to try and persuade her to make changes to the draft brexit agreement. other ministers voice their support for the prime minister. the reality of life is that we have a choice, which is to back this, which i think everybody should. if we don't, we will probably go over the cliff edge of having no deal at all and leaving without a deal.

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