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this is bbc news. the headlines at midday. no delay to the vote — downing street insists tuesday's crucial commons vote will go ahead as the prime minister warns the uk will be in ‘uncharted waters‘ if the commons rejects her brexit deal. leading brexiteer boris johnson tells the bbc the vote should go ahead — but insists the uk can negotiate a better settlement with the eu. we have to change it. it's a relatively simple job. we can have a withdrawal agreement that doesn't contain a backstop. we can do better than this. police in new zealand investigating the murder of british backpacker grace millane say they have found a body. this brings the search for grace to an end. it is an unbearable time for the millane family and our hearts go out to them. more than 1,700 arrests in france after another weekend of violent protests — police use tear gas and rubber bullets on the streets of paris —
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and the french prime minister calls for unity. also in the next hour — there's discord at the united nations climate change conference — as scientists and delegates express concern over a key report. the us, russia, and others criticise an ipcc study into the impact of a 1.5 degree rise in global temperatures. raheem sterling hits back at the media for fuelling racism as chelsea and the police investigate alleged racist abuse towards the manchester city striker at stamford bridge yesterday. and with climate change at the top of the un agenda, click asks if policy or technology will save the world — that's in half an hour here on bbc news. there are growing calls from senior
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conservative brexiteers for the prime minister to go back to brussels to renegotiate her brexit deal, just two days before the crunch vote in the commons. the brexit secretary, stephen barclay, has insisted that tuesdays vote would go ahead despite speculation that a number of conservative mps would rebel against the government. in an interview with the mail on sunday the prime minister warns of entering ‘uncharted waters' if the deal is rejected. meanwhile, the former foreign secretary borisjohnson says theresa may will have a powerful mandate to renegotiate with the eu if mps vote against the deal on tuesday. our political correspondent, jess parkerjoins me now. so borisjohnson has been talking
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this morning. yes, as you mentioned there, he was talking about should theresa may lose tuesday's vote it would give her a powerful mandate to go back to brussels and say, not only are the elements of this deal, this issue, and acceptable to parliament, they are an acceptable to the way the country and we need to the way the country and we need to look again. it was pointed out that losing heavily in the house of commons doesn't suggest you got a powerful mandate, he suggested that was the case. he is not the only one making that point, the brexiteers in the cabinet as well, as well as nigel dodds from the dup saying that theresa may needs to go back to brussels. she doesn't want that conversation at the moment, she wa nts to conversation at the moment, she wants to start talking about the deal on tuesday, not plan b. boris johnson was told he was seen as a leading light in the brexit campaign, and he could have made the
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difference in that vote. this morning he was asked if he felt a personal responsibility for the situation the country is in? sailor who do not underestimate the deep sense of responsibility i feel for brexit and everything that has happened. —— brexit and everything that has happened. -- do not underestimate. it absolutely breaks my heart to think that all that we fought and campaigned for, or that steve barclay and everybody campaigned for and believes in, that we should consign ourselves to a future in which the eu, effectively, rules us in many respects and we have no say around the table in brussels. that's an absurdity. we can't go down that route. unfortunately, the current backstop arrangements would commit us backstop arrangements would commit us to those arrangements. we have two, we have to change it. it's a relatively simple job to do. we can have a withdrawal agreement that does not contain a backstop. we can does not contain a backstop. we can do much, much better than this. borisjohnson, do much, much better than this.
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boris johnson, speaking this morning. speculation he might be getting ready to step into number ten himself. he was asked whether he had approached people aboutjoining a future cabinet of his. he said it was nonsense. speculation is rife. anybody seen as a potential candidate now is being asked, when they go on those programmes, whether they go on those programmes, whether they would rule out a leadership bid. at the moment, none of them are. they are saying that theresa may could stay in post, and go back and renegotiate. but it's very clear that borisjohnson, and renegotiate. but it's very clear that boris johnson, leadership speculation always follows, but it's hotting up at the moment. some of it may be a little bit interesting, i noticed on social media is people speculated that because he had had his haircut he was moving towards a serious bid to be leader of the conservative party. if you talk to tory mps in parliament they see those conversations are going on and
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they are being wooed by potential candidates. the official line coming out is that they are behind theresa may and they just want to change the deal. the vote on the deal is scheduled for tuesday. speculation is rife that could be delayed because the prime minister doesn't wa nt to because the prime minister doesn't want to face, or have, a massive defeat. the government say it's going ahead? huge amounts of speculation. we hear that senior people in the government are pressuring theresa may, locke, why go ahead if you are going to lose. number ten are very insistent that they are pressing ahead, the brexit minister said this morning that he thought the government has a good chance of winning the vote on tuesday. you are hard pressed to find many people in westminster who think that, but stephen barclay, he was asked whether voters going ahead this morning. the vote is going ahead, it's the only deal, it's important that we don't let the
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perfectly the enemy of the good. for people like me, we campaigned in the referendum to take back control. we wa nt referendum to take back control. we want a say on things like not sending vast sums of money at this deal does that. we want to keep the supply of goods coming. one theory is that she needs to have the vote, and lose the vote in order to be able to go back to brussels and renegotiate this deal. the tricky thing is there are so many theories. the other one is that she will lose this road and be in a position where she might have to resign, or may be forced out. maybe parliament will try and take hold of proceedings and moved toward some sort of norway option. number ten on trying to get drawn into plan b, interestingly, yesterday amber rudd, the work and pensions secretary, started talking about possible plan b ‘s. as it
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stands, number ten said they are going ahead with the vote, but also as things stand it looks incredibly difficult for them to win. thank you very much indeed, jess parker with the latest day. and of course we'll be keeping you up to date every step of the way. here on the bbc news channel we'll be bringing you full coverage of every development as mps head in to the final days of debate before that all important vote on the prime ministers brexit deal on tuesday evening. we'll be live in westminster from 11 o'clock tomorrow morning, here on the bbc news channel and bbc two. police in new zealand searching for the missing british backpacker grace millane, have found a body. the 22 year—old from essex was last seen in auckland over a week ago. a 26—year—old man is due to appear in court on monday charged with her murder. chi chi izundu has the latest.
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this is the area police had cordoned off earlier in the day, describing it as a location of interest. detective inspector scott beard announcing the news no one wanted to hear. we located the body which we believe to be grace. the formal identification process will now take place. however, based on evidence we have gathered in the past few days we expect that this is grace. obviously this brings the search for grace to an end. this is an unbearable time for the millane family and our hearts go out to them. police released pictures of a red rental car and asked the public for any sightings of it last monday. officers confirmed a postmortem examination will be conducted on the body found. 22—year—old grace was on a year—long worldwide trip and had been in contact with her family nearly every day since she had got to new zealand, until december i,
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the day before her 22nd birthday. grace had been staying at a backpacker‘s hostel in auckland. her last confirmed sighting was on saturday night a week ago, entering a hotel in the city with a male companion. police say he had been with her during the evening. a 26—year—old man has been charged with her murder and is due to appear in court on monday. chi chi izundu, bbc news. earlier i spoke to sarah robson, a reporter at radio new zealand in auckland. she told me that the disappearance of grace millane has been followed closely by the public in new zealand. there is a lot of shock and anger in new zealand about the disappearance of grace millane. the police say that while we have, grace's body has been found, they still have a lot of work to do, and piecing together what actually happened to grace from the moment she was last seen outside that hotel in central auckland, a busy, busy street in central auckland, to the time where her body was found, probably about six hours
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ago, earlier this afternoon. now, as your reporterjust said, the focus now is on the movements of a red rental car. they are looking for any sightings of this car in the area near where her body was found over about a three and a half hour period on monday morning. now, this area where grace's body was found, its about a0 minutes' drive out of central auckland. it's very foresty, bushy, it's a very narrow country road, and her body was only found about ten metres off the road. of course, new zealand is a place where so many backpackers from all over the world go, and this trip, it's known as a pretty safe place, generally, to go. and you talked about the shock and anger of people than, and that must be very real. yeah, it really is. i mean, social media is filled with messages.
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women in particular sort of expressing anger that this is another example of, while we don't know the full details of an act of violence against a woman, a woman who is 22 and embarking on a big overseas adventure at the end of her time at university. and we've seen people organising candlelit visuals in both auckland and wellington to show their support to grace millane's family. i actually was down a couple of hours ago outside the backpackers‘ where grace had been staying, speaking to a few travellers. young women who, like grace, were here on their big adventure, and they say, well, a couple of them weren‘t too worried. others have expressed some concern about travelling by themselves, being in the city alone, making sure they‘ve got a friend with them, making sure they‘re making connections in their hostels, and ensuring that, you know, they‘ve got a couple of phones if one stops working,
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and taking, i guess, all those sorts of precautions that you wouldn‘t necessarily think you might have to take in a place like new zealand. a couple of girls from italy had told me that they‘d always been told that new zealand and australia were both two of the safest places in the world to travel. so some of those perceptions, with the coverage that has obviously gone global in terms of this story, whether that has any flow and effect for the tourism industry, whether it might make parents in particular a little bit wary of their younger, sort of, you know, early 20s, heading off on their big 0e, coming to new zealand, you might want to take a few extra precautions, albeit a little bit warier. sarah robson from radio new zealand. it‘s reported in the french media that president macron will make a major announcement next week. it follows calls for national unity after a fourth weekend of violent protests against the government. police used tear gas and rubber
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bullets yesterday and more than 1700 people were arrested — while more than a hundred were taken to hospital. lucy williamson reports. they called it a protest. at times it looked more like a game of urban war. groups of protesters fanned through the capital‘s streets. from the arc de triomphe to republique, boulevards once built to open the veins of the city filled with tear gas, burning vehicles, and riot police. the police were well prepared for this confrontation, with armoured vehicles, new tactics, and bag searches — seizing gas masks and helmets and anything that could be used against police. the tear gas, far stronger than usual, took many protesters by surprise. and rapid reaction squads marked out by orange armbands were stationed among the protesters to spot trouble and make early arrests. despite the violence
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of previous protests, this movement still has the backing of many voters in france. its members proud of their lack of leadership and the diversity of their support. but this movement is already splintering into two kinds of protest — one that looks towards a new political programme and a violent wing, opposed to any negotiation. it is hard to exclude and even harder to control. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. rachel donadio is a paris—based staff journalist at the atlantic, and joins me via webcam. thank you for being with us. word that president macron may be about to make some sort of announcement, any idea what he could say to stop these protests continue in? he has to say something, he really has not yet addressed the nation since the
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protests have become more visible. in some ways, more violent, each saturday. he is expected to speak as soon as tomorrow, there is speculation in the french media that he meant and is scaling back on a real straight to the estate tax in france. there is also a sense that the fuel tax hike has been scrapped and there is a hole in the budget, so he may pressure companies to offer tax breaks to the lower paid employees. he has to do something to address the fact that his critics see him as president of the rich. his reform agenda to make france more friendly for business has been helping business, instead of the lower levels of society. what we have been seeing is, really, a revolt of the working poor, macron has been seen as imperious and arrogant, and has not explained his methods, or his programme well
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enough to a lot of people, to bring them into the story. he has to do something in order to address the protests. i don‘t know whether what he says will end the protests or not, but he has to take some steps. he came to power saying that he could get through reforms. he was the man to modernise france, and the french economy, even if they were protests on the streets. but it seems that the street may have one? it certainly looks that way for now. ido it certainly looks that way for now. i do think that he managed to pass a railway reform in the spring, that no other president had managed to do. most french people applaud him for that because they felt it wasn‘t fae about a certain segment of railway workers had protections when a number had to work a lot longer and didn‘t have the same protections. this is different, because this is people who find that
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the median household income in france in 1700 euros a month, many people have less than that. it costs 80 was to fill up with a tank of gas and you‘re going to find that stings. i think that the images, also, of violence have made it look like he‘s not in control of the republic. those are exaggerated. the revolution has not overthrown the champs—elysees yet. it is true that he is going to have to make some concessions. he is in a tough spot and wants to push through with his reform agenda, but at the same time he has two step back and acknowledge the genuine anger and distress of many parts of the population. as ma nifested many parts of the population. as manifested by these yellow vest protesters. good to talk to you and thank you for being with us. rachael is our paris—based correspondent for the atlantic. thank you. france‘s foreign minister has urged donald trump not to interfere in french politics after the us president posted tweets mrtrump said...
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in response the french foreign minister has said, and i quote, we do not take domestic american politics into account, and we want that to be reciprocated. leave our relation be. —— believe our nation be. the headlines on bbc news. downing street says mps will vote on theresa may‘s brexit agreement on tuesday — as borisjohnson insists the uk can negotiate a better deal. a body is found by police investigating the murder of british backpacker grace millane in new zealand. france‘s prime minister calls for unity as 1,700 people are arrested in a fourth weekend of violent protests. sport, and for a full
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round up, from the bbc sport centre, here‘s 0llie. good morning. anti—discrimination charity kick it 0ut says “'yet another great day of football has been damaged by prejudice". manchester city‘s raheem sterling was the target of alleged racist abuse at stamford bridge. the metropolitan police and chelsea are investigating an incident in the first half. a group of men in the home end hurled abuse at sterling as he went to collect the ball for a corner. no arrests have been made. chelsea say they will take the strongest possible action where necessary. sterling has responded this morning via his instagram account, he says "you can see from my reaction that ijust had to laugh because i didn‘t expect any better" . but he then accused some media coverage of "fuelling racism and aggressive behaviour". he gave two examples of similar stories in the last year about two of his teamates, tosin adarabiyo and phil foden, who have both bought
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houses for their mothers. sterling wrote "look at how the newspapers get their message across, one for a young black player then for a young white player. this young black kid is looked at in a bad light, for all the newspapers that don‘t understand why people are racist in this day and age, have a second thought about fair publicity". sterling‘s manchester city lost at chelsea yesterday, their first defeat of the season and they are now a point behind liverpool, who are the only unbeaten side in the premier league now they won 4—0 at bournemouth — mo salah scoring a hat—trick. today‘s game won‘t trouble the leaders, it‘s newcastle against wolves at st james‘s park. celtic went back to the top of the scottish premiership yesterday with a 5—1 victory over kilmarnock but rangers can jump above them if they get a big win at bottom club dundee later. defending champion ronnie 0‘sullivan
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faces mark allen in the final of the uk snooker championship in york this afternoon . 0‘sullivan breezed past tom ford 6 frames to 1. allen beat stuart bingham in the other semifinal. 0‘sullivan is on course for a record seventh title. just as long as you play well, competing. you know, in one tournament hopefully your name will be written on it. that‘s how i look at it. you can play brilliantly and lose sometimes but that‘s just snooker. i have just got to try and be consistent, competitive, enjoying it, and when a win comes, you‘re over the moon. and that final is on bbc two — it starts at 1pm. kell brook said he was feeling rusty after his first fight since march. his points victory over
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the australian michael zerafa means he is now the mandatory challenger for the wba light middleweight title but he may not take up that option. brook won a unanimous points decison in his hometown of sheffield but he says his preferred next fight would be against amir khan, rather than the wba championjarrett hurd — brook said "i want the khan fight — it‘s now or never". that‘s all the sport for now but there‘s much more on the bbc sport website, including live coverage from the european cross country championships in the netherlands — the women‘s race starts in a few minutes and the men go at ten past one — you can also find this on the red button. i‘ll be backjust after the one 0‘clock news. there‘s a fresh warning is being issued to young athletes about the dangers
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of under—eating and over—training. the condition known as relative energy deficiency affects hundreds of people, and can lead to serious eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia. renee mcgregor is a sports and eating disorder specialist dietitian and co—founder of trainbrave. thank you for being with us. just tell us, what sort of people are affected by this? what kind of athletes? it affects all athletes. i get to work across a range of athletes from high—performance, down to recreation and young, and nobody is immune to this. it‘s a problem i‘m seeing across the board. essentially, they are eating too little, very careful about what they eat, the right kind of nutrients, but getting too little food? toa but getting too little food? to a degree, yes. i think the important element here is this is more thanjust
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important element here is this is more than just a physical condition. although that‘s how it is presented it isa although that‘s how it is presented it is a psychological problem as well. a lot of individuals that take up well. a lot of individuals that take up sport, they have a certain type of personality. they want to prove the good enough, determined, focused. but they also often have low self—worth and self opinion. this self perception is quite poor and they don‘t want to handle about or deal with it. it‘s easy to deflect that on to, well, if i perform well i‘ll be perceived as good enough. because it‘s a psychological problem, no matter what you do it never seems to be enough. we know that some of that is linked to the fact that you start to lose a bit of weight, and as soon as you lose more weight than you need to it affects how you can be rational and you‘re thinking. you don‘t realise that you are being you know, you lose the ability of feeling threat with what you are doing. it's doing. it‘s presumably affect your performance, but how does it affect people more generally? one of the
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frustrating things about this condition is initially, when people lose weight they perform better. but there are chronic deficiencies, and one of the big things i see in clinic is an abnormality in hormonal function. so often an individual will present with, a stress fracture, for example, that could be down to the fact that boeing has becomes hugely affected when you don‘t eat enough. —— bone health. your pituitary gland gets blocked, and it‘s important for homeowners like oestrogen and testosterone. those hormones are really important for bone health, we are seeing more and more individual suffering with bone health issues, in their 20s and 30s. what sort of cases have you seen in your clinic, i heard one athlete on the radio this morning talking about how she hadn‘t had a period for yea rs how she hadn‘t had a period for years because of this extreme kind
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of dieting. i‘ve had a real range. i‘ve worked with pro cyclists, triathletes, and i‘m presently working with some ballet dancers. it‘s notjust sport, it affects dancers as well. i‘ve worked with gymnasts, young athletes, old athletes this is a problem coming more of an issue. it's problem coming more of an issue. it‘s not just about weight. problem coming more of an issue. it‘s notjust about weight. it‘s about this needs to manage expectation, this need to prove your validity, you are good enough. putting too much pressure on themselves? yes, if you put that into a competitive environment, you are basically asking for trouble if you don‘t give them the right tools to learn how to manage? thank you very much for coming in. those are the news stories. let‘s catch up on the news stories. let‘s catch up on the weather now with matt.
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hello. fewer showers this afternoon compared with the morning. some more sunshine to look forward to. still a fuel she was in northern ireland, north and west wales. wintry showers in northern scotland. a bit more sunshine around, it may feel reasonably pleasant out of the breeze, but it is still noticeable. chilly with temperatures foremost in single figures. the wind is more northerly the end of the day. northern ireland and south—west scotland, the north midlands, either side of that, mostly dry with clear skies. cold in scotland with widespread frost into monday morning. patchy frost out towards the south and west. we start the day with some sunshine, showers across north—west england, and later on, the sunshine turns hazy. a fuse spots of rain, also into northern ireland. monday, dry but chilly, especially in the east. see you
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soon. hello this is bbc news with ben brown. the headlines: no delay to the vote — downing street insists tuesday‘s crucial commons vote will go ahead as the prime minister warns the uk will be in ‘uncharted waters‘ if the commons rejects her brexit deal. leading brexiteer boris johnson tells the bbc the vote should go ahead — but insists the uk can negotiate a better settlement with the eu. "we have to change it, it‘s a relatively simple job to do, we can have a withdrawal agreement that does not contain the backstop, we can do much much better than this"
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