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tonight at ten: theresa may holds talks with the crown prince of saudi arabia, who's accused of ordering the murder of a prominentjournalist. she told him those responsible for the killing "must be held to account", and there had to be "full transparency" in the investigation. they met at the 620 summit of world leaders in argentina, where the crown prince had no discussions with donald trump... but received a high—five from russia's vladimir putin. meanwhile, mrs may called once again on mps back home to vote in favour of her brexit plans on december 11th "in the national interest." this is the deal that's on the table, this is the deal. it's a good dealfor the uk. it delivers on the vote of the referendum, but it protects people's jobs and security. we'll be live in buenos aires with the very latest. also on the programme... more misery for millions of rail passengers. this time, it's fares going up again from january. holy smoke. a powerful earthquake rips up
roads and rocks buildings in alaska's biggest city. the scandal of thousands of houses reserved for military families left e m pty, costing the taxpayer millions. and fighting fit — the british boxer tyson fury weighs in for his world title clash against deontay wilder in los angeles. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news: a win for cardiff would be a happy 70th birthday present for neil warnock, but wolves could spoil the party. good evening. theresa may has joined world leaders at a summit of the 620 group of industrialised nations in argentina. this evening, she met the crown prince of saudi arabia, mohammed bin salman, who's been accused of ordering the murder
of the journalist jamal khashoggi. she told him those responsible "must be held to account", and she called for "full tra nsparency" in the investigation into the killing. the crown prince had a mixed reception at the summit, with donald trump saying he'd had "no discussion" with the saudi leader, but he received a high—five from the russian president vladimir putin. the kashoggi affair, trade, and global warming, are among the issues on the agenda, at a gathering where there are plenty of disagreements. 0ur north america editorjon sopel reports now, from buenos aires. in his brief time on the world stage donald trump has been seen as the disrupter in chief, but not this time. the 620 is a chance for world leaders to discuss matters of mutual interest, speed dating for the ruling class, if you like. after the murder ofjamal ruling class, if you like. after the murder of jamal khashoggi, they would like to be able to cold shoulder the saudi leader mohammad bill salman. the problem is that
they love his country's defensive oil contracts stop donald trump and he exchanged pleasa ntries oil contracts stop donald trump and he exchanged pleasantries batten a meeting. vladimir putin on the other hand looked overjoyed to see him, high fives all round. theresa may had a sit down with him, where she raised the murder of the saudi journalist and demanded full transparency in the investigation. an president macron of france had this slightly tense exchange. donald trump had been due to sit down with vladimir putin, but the president cancelled the meeting over the seizing of three ukrainian vessels. the russian leader stares ahead impassively as his american counterpart walks past. on the basis of what took place with respect to the ships and the sailors, that was the ships and the sailors, that was the reason. but where the us president still leaves other world leaders deeply uneasy as ever his protectionist america vet attitudes towards trade. this has been a battle. but today the signing of a
new trade agreements between mexico, the us and canada. the us mca is the most significant, modern and balanced trade agreement in history. all of our countries will benefit greatly. it is probably the largest trade deal ever made also. although it brought this broadside from the canadian prime minister. make no mistake, we will stand up for our workers and fight for their families and their communities. and donald, it's all the more reason why we need to keep working to remove the ta riffs to keep working to remove the tariffs on steel and aluminium between our countries. the key meeting of this 620 will take place tomorrow evening, when most of the other world leaders are already on their way home. with donald trump threatening further tariffs against the chinese, his meeting with presidency is critical. it is no exaggeration that the future direction of the global economy could be decided at their meeting. the protesters on the streets of the
capital this afternoon are demanding afairer capital this afternoon are demanding a fairer world and action on climate change. but donald trump marches to another beat, much more concerned about american business and american exports. and few people hold out much hope of a dramatic breakthrough with the chinese. john soper, bbc news, buenos aires. theresa may, speaking from argentina, has urged mps of all parties back home, to vote for her brexit deal on december 11th, "in the national interest." but the prime minister refused to rule out a second parliamentary vote, if her withdrawal agreement is voted down. she insists her deal is about delivering on the referendum result, while protecting people'sjobs. here's our political editor, laura kuenssberg. theresa may, prime minister of the united kingdom. a solitary moment. world leaders can't help theresa may much. the mps whose minds she needs to change are thousands of miles away, but is the prime minister on the edge of her undoing, with dozens of tories committed to reject her brexit compromise? i think people should remember
that we gave the vote to the british people, as to whether or not to leave the european union. people voted for brexit, and i think it's up to us to deliver brexit. the message i get from members of the public is that they want the government to do that. they want us to deliver brexit. prime minister, you know very well, it is your colleagues who make the difference here, and you have not been able to get them all on board. just to be clear, do you still think you have a chance of winning this vote? i am still working to ensure that when we come to the vote on 11th december, mps. .. this is a really important moment for us, and i think it's important for us all to be thinking of the national interest. but one of the many reasons why some of your own colleagues don't like this deal is that they think some of the claims you've made about it are misleading. you say it gives us all control of our laws, but there will still be a big role for the european court. you've said there are guarantees
in their on trade and fishing but you know very well, many of those things are in the political declaration — they are not things that are guaranteed for the future. some people think you're being misleading about what you've agreed. there's nothing misleading about what we've agreed. first of all, the political declaration is very clear. we will have an independent trade policy. we're also very clear that there is not going to be a long—standing role for the european court ofjustice, in having jurisdiction in the united kingdom. if your vote falls, would you rule out holding a second vote in parliament on your deal? i'm focused on the vote that is taking place on december 11th, and i want everybody who is going to participate, all members of parliament, to focus on what this a vote does. but you're not ruling out a second vote? i'm focusing on the vote in two weeks' time. even here, the eu's still clear, right now, there's nothing else on offer. if the vote falls, they wouldn't magically get back round the table to save her. a few days before the vote in the house of commons, it is becoming more and more clear that this deal is the best possible. in fact, the only possible one. theresa may, if that vote falls,
will you still be prime minister in a fortnight‘s time? what i'm doing is focusing on that vote, because this is not about me or any individual member of parliament... it is about you, theresa may. this is your deal. you are the leader of the country. don't you think the public want to know, maybe have a right to know what your plans are, if your deal is rejected by mps? what i think the public want to know is that every member of parliament is going to put the national interest first, is going to put the interests of their constituents at the forefront of their thinking, and is going to put the importance of delivering on the brexit vote for the british people at the forefront of their thinking too. things have changed. it's not now the eu theresa may has to win over, powerful world leaders are not who she needs right now — it's at home that theresa may is on the hunt for reliable friends. and we can talk to laura life now
from buenos aires. mrs may is rubbing shoulders with all the other top leaders farfrom rubbing shoulders with all the other top leaders far from home, rubbing shoulders with all the other top leaders farfrom home, but it rubbing shoulders with all the other top leaders far from home, but it is domestic matters that are probably occupying her mind now. that's right. diplomacy of any form is a straightforward dance. for any prime minister. but for this prime minister, 360 degrees of different conundrums around her, whether that is trying to deal with saudi arabia, dealing with donald trump vladimir putin. and right now, as you suggest, the most important of all, dealing with the complexities of brexit and the political tensions inside her own party. in the next ten days, she is going to need every ounce of her political ability, every ounce of her teen‘s ability to twist arms at home. if that venture is not successful, she may not be the next person who is here representing the uk the next time
these world leaders get together. the stakes are as high as that for theresa may. in ten days' time, there was a vote in parliament which right now looks extremely difficult for her to win that will dictate whether her government can carry on running the country. laura kuenssberg in buenos aires. millions of rail passengers will be paying more for their tickets from january, with fares rising by an average of 3.1%. around 40% of fares including season tickets will be affected, and the rise comes after a year of timetable chaos, strikes and delays on some parts of the network. here's sophie long. sorry for the cramped conditions on board today... chaos and cancellations as services were scrapped in the summer. 6ovia thameslink had to apologise for the fiasco that followed the introduction of its new timetable. autumn brought more disruption. passengers were stranded after a test train damaged power cables. and yet, as winter arrives, commuters are told theirjourneys
will cost more next year. so how will the average rise ofjust over 3% affect ticket prices? well, an annual season ticket from brighton to london will go up by nearly £150. if you're travelling between manchester and liverpool, you'll be paying £100 more, while tweedbank to edinburgh will be £88 more expensive from january 2nd next year. the hike didn't go down well with customers on the buxton to manchester line. they left notes for northern rail, saying overcrowding and cancellations meant services aren't worth the prices they're paying at the moment — let alone more. but the organisation that represents the train companies says the revenue will be invested in the railways. no one wants to pay extra for their fares, but what do these fare increases cover? the day—to—day running of the railways, which allows billions of extra money to be focused on investment. new stations, new carriages and extra services. so, how's that going
down with passengers? i think it's already very expensive, so i'm already trying to control how much i use it. the trains are normally late. the trains are usually dead busy, i never get a seat. it's too much money, isn't it? for a very bad service? if the fares don't go up, you won't get the investment. it's as simple as that, really. the costs go up, and what do you want? do you want a situation where the networkjust declines gradually? the industry is promising a more comfortable and more reliable ride on thousands of new services from 2021. but that's cold comfort for passengers who've called for fares to be frozen, fed up with feeling the pain of paying higher prices before they see the improvements. a powerful earthquake has been felt for hundreds of miles across alaska, causing widespread damage. measuring up to a magnitude of 7, the quake struck at 8:30 in the morning, local time.
the epicentre was about eight miles north of anchorage — the largest city in the state. so far, there are no reports of casualities. james cook has the latest. alaskans are used to earthquakes, but sometimes you need luck on your side too. holy smoke! there quake struck at 8:30 in the morning... can you get out of there? ..buckling roads and leaving this road stranded, but safe. inside, there was confusion. earthquake drills are all very well, but reality can be quite different. some pupils were already at school. this boy's instinct was to start filming as the children took cover. there are tvs on the ground, you can see this right here... the first quake caused damage inside buildings, forcing all of the local tv stations off the air. many people had returned to their offices when a powerful after—shock sent them scrambling out again.
scientists calculated that the epicentre of the first, most powerful tremor was under inlet north of anchorage and issued a tsunami warning. president trump responded on twitter, saying that the great people of alaska had been hit hard by a big one. he promised that the federal government will spare no expense in its response. every year, thousands of earthquakes shake alaska. the full extent of the damage from this one is not yet clear, but it was far bigger than most, rattling even the resilient people of the frozen north. james cook, bbc news. the nhs in england and wales recorded the highest number of excess deaths last winter for more than a0 years. the office for national statistics estimates that more than 50,000 people died as a result of flu and the particularly cold weather, the highest numbers of deaths since the winter of 1975. this year, it's hoped an enhanced
flu vaccine for the elderly will save more lives. the records of as many as 500 million guests of the hotel group marriott international have been involved in a data breach. the cyber attack began four years ago and the passport details and phone numbers of more than 300 million guests could have been compromised. marriott international includes sheraton and w hotels. well, our correspondent simon 6ompertz is outside a sheraton in central london. simon, we are talking huge numbers here initially. but are we getting a proper sense of exactly how many people have been affected and who might be affected ? people have been affected and who might be affected? it's the guests in past times of literally thousands of luxury hotels across the world. this is the sheraton in london, so it's that chain of global hotels.
also as you mentioned western hotels, w hotels, saint regis, meridian and other brands across the world. the only one that's missing in the marriott group is the marriott brand itself, because that has a different booking system. the reason it is so many people is because this exposure of data has occurred over four years, so because this exposure of data has occurred overfour years, so from 2014 until the 10th of september this year, about the time when they discovered what was going on. it wasn't just names of discovered what was going on. it wasn'tjust names of individuals, it wasn'tjust names of individuals, it was addresses, their e—mail addresses, their passport numbers, as well as their phone numbers and, most worryingly, some of their credit card details. that is what has been concerning because they we re has been concerning because they were encrypted but the hackers managed to get hold of the software keys, we understand, to unencrypted them. this looks like one of the
biggest data breaches are no major corporation in history and it does show how vulnerable hotels are, because they do demand information from us and then they keep it. the marriott has said it regrets what's going on, it will try and help its customers, but the investigations are ongoing. three us states have said they are investigating. the information commissioner's office in the uk said its making enquiries and they have the power to impose fines of millions of pounds. ok, simon, thank you for that. simon 6ompertz in central london. the search for a couple missing near the coast in southwest scotland, has been called off for the day due to bad weather. susan and james kenneavy‘s car was found empty on drummore beach yesterday morning. police say they've had no contact with their family, but searching by land, sea and airwill resume this weekend. anti—riot police in belgium have used water cannon to disperse
protesters inspired by france's "yellow vest" movement against rising fuel prices and a squeeze on living standards. around 300 people demonstrated near major european union buildings, with some protesters throwing rocks at the prime minister's office. after being dispersed by water cannon, protesters set fire to two police vans. new figures obtained by the bbc reveal that almost one in four houses reserved for military families is standing empty. as britain battles a national housing crisis, there are more than 11,000 vacant ministry of defence homes across the country, costing the taxpayer millions of pounds a year in rent and maintenance. angus crawford has the story. houses no—one calls home. thousands for military families stand empty — some vandalised. many vacant for years. this looks like a lovely place to live, only no—one does. someone's told me some of these houses have been empty
for more than a decade. on a former raf base in cambridgeshire, rows of family homes, but no families. for local councillorjohn morris it beggars belief. they could be really nice, it could be a really nice family house, this. yeah, it's a crying shame. i mean, locally we've got 3500 households on the housing register. more than 20 years ago, the military sold off almost all its family homes and agreed to rent them back — occupied or not. it's difficult to find the words to describe what a bad deal the mod have actually entered into. and there's many more across the uk. from cambridgeshire. .. ..to west london... ..and canterbury in kent, where vandals got to work as soon as the soldiers and theirfamilies moved out. the mod says it has to keep renting these properties in case it needs to move a military family in at short notice. but if you keep a place like this vacant for too long,
this is what can happen. someone's broken in and ripped out most of the piping and a lot of the electrical cabling. now, if you look in there, you can see that if a family's ever going to move back into this place, it's going to cost the taxpayer thousands of pounds to put right. and new figures show the real scale of the problem. across the uk, 11,342 military homes are currently empty, costing at least £25 million a year. just a mile away, frankie and her daughter lily, who's never had a real home, starting life in a hostel, and they're still on the housing waiting list. it's completely crazy. they're just going to sit there, rotting, basically, being damaged, vandalised. people like us could do with them. there's other families that could do with them. in a statement, the mod says it needs empty houses to "manage up to 20,000 service family moves
per year", but is working to "bring down the vacancy rate through subletting and disposing of properties we no longer need." but, for now, despite the uk's housing crisis, the government's still paying to keep good homes empty. angus crawford, bbc news. a four—year—old girl has been praised for her quick actions, in calling an ambulance when her mother had a seizure. today, kaitlyn wright, from dorset, went to meet jess hodkinson, the emergency operator who answered her 999 call, and she dewscribed heras a "really brave" girl: kaitlyn‘s mum, charlene, who suffers from a chronic condition,
made a full recovery, after paramedics arrived. herfather simon says she's a superstar. the british boxer tyson fury and america's deontay wilder, have weighed—in, ahead of their much anticipated world heavyweight title fight tomorrow in los angeles. fury has had to overcome severe depression, and has lost more than 10 stone for the bout, to get into shape. our sports editor dan roan is in los angeles for us tonight. tyson fury looked relaxed as he arrived for the weigh—in on the stage behind me a little while ago. it's all wrapped up now but later he exchanged words with his opponent. it was hard to read the emotions of deontay wilder because the american fighter was here wearing a leather
mask. but there will be no such protection for him tomorrow night. it's been 15 years since la staged a heavyweight fight as big as this. but the scene is set, with both men having been warned about their behaviour after a scuffle earlier this week, today's weigh—in, which was open to the public, proved less controversial. and having shed his beard, as well as ten stone, tyson fury‘s been reflecting on what it's taken just to be here. i don't remember a bigger comeback, ever. someone coming from further away in the sport. people have had time out in the sport, again, but i don't believe anyone went up to 27 stone, 28 stone and have lost all that weight, come back. i don't remember people suffering with all the problems i've suffered with. so it ranks up there with the best comebacks of all time. fury may be undefeated in the ring but his struggles with depression, drink and drugs have been well documented, and today, another british former heavyweight champion who's battled mental health issues hailed fury‘s recovery. he is flying the flag for mental health, because he was really down at one stage. so i've got to take my
hat off to him, it's unbelievable what he's done. he's got himself together, lost the weight, got his mind together. he's on point and, respect to him. fury‘s opponent deontay wilder is known for his fierce punching power, with 39 knockouts in a 40 fight undefeated career. but la's staples centre has witnessed british success before. three—time world champion lennox lewis winning his final fight here back in 2003, and today he told me that this is a contest to savour. i think it's a very significant, because in boxing you have only a certain amount of heavyweights that are at the top. these two guys are at the top, so everybody‘s excited to see these two guys at it, to see who really would win. both of them have attributes, you know? tyson fury has the movement, he's not easy to hit, he's big for a heavyweight. you've got deontay, powerful. very different fighters in a contest that's too close to call, and as the fans continue to arrive
here on the west coast, the sense of anticipation is building. it really felt like tyson fury was the home fighter here at the weigh—in, such was the support he enjoyed. boxing, of course, has to compete with a range of other sporting attractions here in los angeles and indeed in the united states. but as the fight gets closer, it feels like this could be the contest that makes america care about the heavyweight division in boxing, more than it has done in some time. thank you for that, dan roganin some time. thank you for that, dan rogan in los angeles. that's it. here on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. have a very good night. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm sarah mulkerrins — your headlines tonight.
the weight‘s fallen off — tyson fury‘s all set for his heavyweight title bout with american deontay wilder. happy birthday neil warnock — cardiff win to move out of the bottom three as their manager is ready to turn 70. and harlequins beat exeter chiefs. to end the premiership leaders' unbeaten start welcome along. we're edging closer to a bout that could be the start of something special in heavyweight boxing. american deontay wilder will put his wbc world title on the line on saturday in los angeles when he takes on britain's tyson fury — the former world champion who has been a journey of redemption over the past three years.
we'll be live in la shortly where the fighters have weighed in. but first, austin halewood takes a look at what's at stake. fraser. for men. mohamed ali. heavyweight boxing at the peak of its powers and this weekend's fight has the potential to be ignited interest in division across the globe. but tyson fury is like no heavy weight that has gone before. three years ago in dusseldorf he blew the division wide open bite beating vladimir and lifting three of the for world titles. in order to be wild or he has to have the same motivation and the same attitude when he beat vladimir. that motivation left fury for time and his drink, drugs and depression took
his drink, drugs and depression took his career off the rails and his belts with that. otherwise living giant was rising across the atlantic. deontay wilder, the bronze bomber, the first american heavyweight champion for seven yea rs. heavyweight champion for seven years. the holder of the only title fury did not have. that's the type of fighter he is. he is knocked out of fighter he is. he is knocked out of 39 of his 40 opponents. after the fighters on one hurdle left to overcome. anthonyjoshua, fighters on one hurdle left to overcome. anthony joshua, the unified world champion and for wembley already booked for the next fight there might not be long to wait. 0ut reporter ade adedoyin is at the staples centre where the weigh in has just finished... ade.... was it eventful? iam i am almost afraid to ask. it was but the organisers will be thankful we did not see the unsavoury scenes that we witnessed on wednesday. the
fighters weighed in as you say and deontay wilder nearly three stone lighter than tyson fury. he has given away a huge weight advantage of the challenger. quite interesting his nickname is the bronze bomber and he got onstage wearing a mask. tyson fury got in his face and getting every action and would not be drawn into it at all. while they we re be drawn into it at all. while they were spoken to their they said he says he will get the opportunity to release everything inside of it. he's having to land a devastating knockout. they are here in la and evander holyfield was here at his awkward style could cause problems for wilder. if he makes this fight so
for wilder. if he makes this fight so sloppy and ugly, what's going to happen? serbia begun deerskin and i think that tyson fury gets under his skina think that tyson fury gets under his skin a little bit. if they get sloppy and up—and—down fight. when you are a good fighter know how to educate people. ithink you are a good fighter know how to educate people. i think the only way they can beat him is to agitate him. tyson fury has said all week that he isa tyson fury has said all week that he is a bigger draw than wilder and when he got onstage he was heckled by the fans. that's an indication that fury will enjoy a sizeable support. at the staples center