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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11: theresa may has urged mps to deliver on the brexit referendum, but doesn't rule out another commons vote if they reject her deal the first time round. lam i am focused on the vote that is taking place on december 11, and i wa nt taking place on december 11, and i want everybody who is going to participate, all mps to focus on what this vote does. i am focusing on the vote in two weeks time. and tonight the environment secretary michael gove warns his party that brexit is "by no means guaranteed" if they vote down the deal — while the universities minister sam gyimah resigns in protest over the plan. the prime minister is at the 620 summit in argentina where global tensions are dominating the meeting. she is demanding full transparency over the investigation into the murder ofjamaal
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over the investigation into the murder of jamaal khashoggi, as over the investigation into the murder ofjamaal khashoggi, as she holds talks with the crown prince of saudi arabia. a breach of data at the marriott international hotel chain's starwood division means 500 million guests have their personal details compromised. rail fares rise railfares rise again rail fares rise again from millions of commuters by an average of 3.1% in january. and at 11.30 we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers tim stanley from the daily telegraph and susie boniface from the daily mirror — stay with us for that. good evening. there have been two major developments over brexit this evening. the universities minister, sam 6yimah, has become the latest member of the government to resign over theresa may's withdrawal deal. meanwhile the environment secretary
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michael 6ove has made an impassioned plea for ministers, mps and the country to get behind the plan. we can get more on this from our correspndent, peter saul at westminster. first of all talk us through this latest resignation, the last thing theresa may might have wanted, what more do we know? another big blow to the prime minister, she has lost her universities minister this evening, the seventh to resign from the government in the wake of the announcement of that deal being reached with the european union. already she had lost several investors, the latest two resignations, former remain asjoe johnson and sam 6yimah, 6yimah pretty boisterous in his attack on the prime minister's brexit deal. he says he is resigning over the uk
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satellite system 6alileo, which the uk has played a role in, that is no longer the case, the government has confirmed we will be pulling out of that scheme and pursuing our own british navigation system. sam 6yimah in his resignation statement tonight saying that that was the deciding factor, and it proves that in his words" bridgend's interest will be permanently and critically hammered by the eu 27 for many years to come " hammered by the eu 27 for many years to come." like joe johnson hammered by the eu 27 for many years to come." likejoejohnson he says the prime minister should put her deal back to the people by another referendum. this resignation comes at the same time as we have environment secretary michael 6ove at one of their key brexiteer is in the cabinet, making this plea for eve ryo ne the cabinet, making this plea for everyone to get behind theresa may's plan. but with this resignation it shows how difficult it is. with sam 6yimah resigning from government he
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is another person on the backbenches, he will be voting against this agreement. dozens of conservative mps have said they will reject the deal when it comes before parliament a week on tuesday. every vote counts in all of this and the numbers matter to just one vote counts in all of this and the numbers matter tojust one more is quite a big blow to the prime minister. but he willjoin others on the backbenches, arguing the case, he is quite an influential person, sam 6yimah, quite a rising star within the conservative party, so yes it is a blow. michael 6ove remains of their having been one of the real drivers behind that a successful vote for the leave campaign in 2016. he is making the point in article in tomorrow morning's daily mail that rex adheres should get behind the prime minister because the alternative to her deal could be far worse. he raises the prospect of another potential referendum and then losing the prize brexit altogether. peter
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saul at westminster, thank you. we can hear some of what theresa may has had to say about brexit today, in our first report now from the 620 summit in argentina. she's urged mps of all parties back home, to vote for her brexit deal on december 11, "in the national interest." here's our political editor, laura kuenssberg. theresa may, prime minister of the united kingdom. a solitary moment. world leaders cannot help theresa may much. the mps whose minds she needs to change out thousands of miles away. but as the prime minister on the edge of her undoing, with dozens of tories committed to reject her brexit compromise. with dozens of tories committed to reject her brexit compromiselj think reject her brexit compromise.” think people should remember that we gave the vote to the british people as to whether or not to leave the european union. people vote of the brexit and i think it is up to us to deliver brexit. the message i get from members of the public is they wa nt from members of the public is they want the government to do that, they wa nt want the government to do that, they want us to deliver brexit. prime minister you know very well it is
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your colleagues who make the difference here and you have not been able to get them all on board. just to be cleared to 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 december 11, mps, ensure that when we come to the vote on december11, mps, this ensure that when we come to the vote on december 11, mps, this is a really important moment for us, and i think it is important for us all to be thinking of the national interest. one of the many reasons why some of your own colleagues are like this deal is that they think some of the claims you have made about it are misleading. you say it gives us control of our laws but they will still be a big role for they will still be a big role for the european court. you have said there are guarantees on trade in fishing that you know very well many of those things are in the political declaration, they are not things that are guaranteed to the future. some people think you are being misleading about what you have agreed. there is nothing misleading about what we have agreed. the political declaration is very clear, we will have an independent trade policy but 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.
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if your vote falls will you rule out holding a second vote on the deal?” am focused on the vote taking place on december 11 and i want all members of parliament to focus on this vote does? but you are not ruling out a second vote.” this vote does? but you are not ruling out a second vote. i am focusing on the vote in two weeks time. even here the eu is still clear. right now there is nothing else on offer. if the vote falls they would not magically get back and 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. if that vote falls, will you still be prime minister in a fortnight‘s time? will you still be prime minister in a fortnight's time? what i am doing on “— a fortnight's time? what i am doing on —— is focusing on that vote. it is not about me or any individual member of parliament... it is about you, this is your deal, you are the leader of the country. that you
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think the public want to know and 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 that every member of parliament is going to put the national interest first, is going to put the interest first, is going to put the interest of their constituents at the forefront of their thinking and is going to put the importance on delivering on the brexit vote of the british people at the forefront of their thinking as well. things have changed. it is not now the eu theresa may has to win over. powerful world leaders are not who she needs right now, is at home, theresa may is on the hunt for reliable friends. well, tonight theresa mayjoined world leaders at a summit of the 620 group of industrialised nations in argentina. she met the crown prince of saudi arabia, mohammed bin salman, who's been accused of ordering the murder of the journalist jamal kashoggi. she told him those responsible ‘must be held to account,‘ and she called for ‘full transparency‘ 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
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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 editor jon sopel reports now, from buenos aires. in his brief time on the world stage donald trump has been seen as the disruptor in chief. not this time around. 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 ruling class if you like. after the murder of jamal khashoggi the ruling class if you like. after the murder ofjamal khashoggi they would quite like to be able to cold shoulder the saudi leader mohammed bin salman. the problem is they love his lucrative defence contracts and his lucrative defence contracts and his country‘s or elmore. ian donald trump exchanged pleasa ntries his country‘s or elmore. ian donald trump exchanged pleasantries but had no meeting. vladimir putin on the other hand looked overhead does make overjoyed to see him. theresa may had a sit down with him where she raised the murder of the saudi journalist and demanded full transparency in the investigation.
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president macron of france had this tense exchange. donald trump was due to sit down with vladimir putin but he cancelled the meeting over the seizure of three ukrainian vessels. the russian leader says a head in passively as his american counterpart took parts. with what took place in respect to the ships, that was the sole reason. but where the us president leaves other world leaders deeply uneasy is over his protectionist america first attitudes toward trade. this has been a battle... but today the signing of a new trade agreement between mexico, the us and canada. the us mca is the largest, most significant modern and balance trade agreement in history. all of our countries will benefit greatly. it is probably the largest trade deal ever made also. though it brought
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this broadside from the canadian prime minister. take no mistake, we will stand up for our workers and fight for their families and their communities. and donald it is all the more reason why we need 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 top with donald trump threatening further tariffs against the chinese, his meeting with president xi jinping is absolutely critical. it is no exaggeration that the future direction of the global economy could be decided at their meeting. the protest is 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 a different beat, much more concerned about american business and american exports. and few people hold out much hope of a dramatic breakthrough with the chinese. more details now on the news
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about 6alileo that we heard about earlier — the reason universities minister sam 6yimah has resigned. the prime minister has confirmed that brexit means the uk will come out of the global satellite project, which is run by the european space agency. britain won‘t be seeking access to its data for defence or critical national infrastructure. british armed forces were due to have access to 6alileo‘s encrypted system when it is fully operational in 2026. but an announcement tonight says the national cyber security centre and ministry of defence have concluded it won‘t be in the uk‘s security interests to use the system‘s secure elements if it‘s not fully involved in development. 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
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could have been compromised. marriott international includes sheraton and w hotels. well our correspondent has been outside a sheraton hotel in central london tonight and sent us this update. it is their guests in past time of literally thousands of luxury hotels across the world. this is the sheraton in london, it is that chain of global hotels, also as you mentioned, west in hotels at w hotels, saint regis hotels, other brands across the world, the only one missing in the marriott group is that marriott brand itself because that marriott brand itself because that has a different booking system. the reason that 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
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2014 until the 10th of september this year, which was about the time when they discovered what was going on. it was notjust names of individuals, it was their 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 is 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 on a 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 is going on, that it will try and help its customers, but the investigations are ongoing. three us states have said they are investigating, the information
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commissioner‘s office in the uk said it is making enquiries, and implied that they have the power to impose fines of millions of pounds. the headlines on bbc news. in another blow to the prime minister, the universities minister sam marriott resigned in protest of the uk‘s brexit deal. theresa may demand falters pharisee over the murder ofjournalistjamaal khashoggi as she holds talks with the crown prince of saudi arabia. a breach of data at the marriott international hotel chain means 500 million guests have their personal details compromise. a powerful earthquake has been felt for 100 of miles across alaska, causing widespread damage. measuring up to a magnitude of seven, the quake struck at 8.30 in the morning local time. the epicentre was about 8 miles north of anchorage, the largest city in the state.
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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 smokes! 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
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that the epicentre of the first, most powerful tremor was under ab 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. 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. announcer: sorry for the cramped
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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 —
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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
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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. that report by sophie long. the nhs in england and wales, recorded the highest number of excess deaths last winter, for more than 40 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 search for a couple missing near the coast in south—west 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 air will resume this weekend. thousands of people in england are to be prescribed
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an ultra—low calorie, liquid—only diet after initial trials showed it can reverse type 2 diabetes in people who‘ve recently been diagnosed. nhs england says the diet will be used alongside an expanded programme that focuses on prevention. here‘s our health correspondent, dominic hughes. it‘s about cutting down. you know, small steps... at a community centre in leeds, the battle against diabetes is under way. reducing portion sizes and how frequent you have these naughty foods and all that... all the people here were on the cusp of developing type 2 diabetes. now they‘ve been helped to lose a bit of weight and think about what they‘re eating. everybody should be educated about how we eat, what we eat, why we eat, and when we eat. i've lost so much weight. i feel better, i feel happier. an estimated 12.3 million people in the uk are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. a quarter of a million people
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in england have already been referred to the special prevention programme, like the one running in leeds. on average, they‘ve lost nearly 4kg, so now the scheme is being extended. weight loss is all well and good, and we‘re delighted with the weight—loss trajectories that we‘ve seen in participants on the programme. of course, what counts at the end of the day is whether we are preventing type 2 diabetes from arising. that takes a little longer. and a new pilot scheme will help those who have already developed type 2 diabetes. it will build on a recent trial of a very low—calorie diet using liquid meals and helped almost half of those involved to reverse the condition. a combination of diet and exercise helped labour‘s deputy leader tom watson shed seven stone and put his type 2 diabetes into remission. i did it because i didn‘t want to die. i wanted to live. i‘ve got young kids.
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so i did it to live for my children, really. and that was me finding my own way of doing it and that is what i would say to people, you need to do this for yourselves. poor diet and weight gain is driving the growth and type 2 diabetes. the number living with the condition in the uk is approaching 4 million. it is a health crisis that campaigners say is beginning to be addressed. we need to take really, really rapid action and this is why we at diabetes uk are delighted that nhs england has made this announcement today, notjust to think about prevention but also for those living with type 2 diabetes now, to think about the potential for them to put it into remission. improving the health of patients and saving the nhs money, the fight against the type 2 diabetes epidemic has just been stepped up. dominic hughes, bbc news. 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
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millions of pounds a year in rent and maintenance. angus crawford has the story. houses no one has houses no one has as houses no one has 3s no one houses no one has as no one calls home. many standing empty, vandalised. many vacant for years. this looks like a lovely place to live only no one does. someone has told me some of these houses have been empty for more than a decade. 0na been empty for more than a decade. on a former raf base in cambridgeshire, rows of family homes but no families. local councillor john morris it beggars belief. but no families. local councillor john morris it beggars beliefm could be really nice, it could be a really nice family home. it‘s a crying shame. i mean, locally were got 3500 households in the housing register. more than 20 years ago the
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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 entered into. and there are many more across the uk, from cambridgeshire to west london and canterbury in kent. we are vandals got to work as soon as the soldiers and their families 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 for too long, this is what can happen. someone spokenin this is what can happen. someone spoken in and ripped out most of the piping and a lot of the electrical cabling. if you look in there, you can see that the family is ever going to move back into this place, ‘ pounds ‘pounds right. new ‘pounds right. new figures inds - right. new figures show - right. new figures show - rig scale and new figures show the real scale the problem. across the uk,
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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 is never had a real home, starting life in a hostile and they are still on the housing waiting list. completely crazy. just sitting arryn rotting basically, damage, people like us could do with them, there are other families who could do with them. could do with them, there are other families who could do with themm 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 know longer need. but now, despite the uk's longer need. but now, despite the uk‘s housing crisis, the government is still paying to keep good homes empty. angus crawford, bbc news. a keeper at a zoo in the west midlands is facing disciplinary action, after a snow leopard got out
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of its enclosure and was shot dead. the incident took place on 23rd of october at dudley zoo, around 5 o‘clock when visitors had left the site. the zoo said that in the interests of public safety, the decision was taken to shoot the big cat, rather than attempt to tranquillise it. ben sidwell sent us this report from dudley. eight—year—old margash getting used to their brand—new and close earlier this year. this picture from dudley zoo‘s own website showed just what a beautiful creature he was. 0n the evening of october 23 after the zoo had closed, a keeper left the door to his enclosure open and margash escaped. after attempts to rid ca ptu re escaped. after attempts to rid capture him failed, the decision was taken to shoot him. i‘ve spoken to the zoo today and they said it was the zoo today and they said it was the better‘s decision to shoot and lost tranquillised margash. but there was those drugs would take too
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long to work. he was in a wooded area. in nature, snow leopards climb trees and with a residential area close by, that there was a could end up close by, that there was a could end up attacking an adult or a child. the zoo says public safety is paramount and therefore they had to ta ke paramount and therefore they had to take the sad decision to kill margash. but one big cat expert believes that decision was a terrible mistake. there was no people in the zoo, the zoo was close and the confines of the zoo, i thought they could have maybe surrounded the animal and used a tranquiliser gun. i think it‘sjust the easy option out. it seems to be quite a policy nowadays, rather than taking a second look at it, is to actually shoot the animal. margash was part of the zoo‘s breeding programme and in 2013 part of the first club to be born there in 12 yea rs. first club to be born there in 12 years. the zoo itself is close to the town centre with a town hall and main shopping centre around half a mile away but despite public safety concerns, people in dudley today that he shouldn‘t have been killed. i think it‘s a bit extreme, to be
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honest, you can track relies them and that‘s fine but actually shooting to kill is completely different. he escaped, you get them back, you put them back where they are supposed to be, you don‘tjust kill them because they escaped. it's horrible, really, isn't it, when you think about it, and animal having to be killed. dudley zoo 's has a full disciplinary investigation is taking place as well as a stringent review of zoo enclosure safety. sadly, that has come all too late to save margash. 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 described her as a really brave girl. kaitlyn‘s mum, charlene, who suffers from a chronic
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condition, made a full recovery after paramedics arrived. herfather simon says she‘s a superstar. she really is. stay with us. we‘ll be taking an in—depth look at the papers. tim stanley and susie boniface. that‘s coming up after the headlines at 11:30. well, the first of december marks the first day of


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