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this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. hello this is bbc news. the headlines at six. the un says the final casualty hundreds of thousands the headlines. figure will only be known once of people take part in a march hundreds of thousands of people have marched the waters have receded. and rally in central london — through central london, the cyclone has also caused demanding another brexit referendum. demanding another brexit referendum. protestors gathered to hear speeches today we make our voices from across the political spectrum. devastation in malawi and zimbabwe. heard and out what our scientists have begun using remarkable new technology to produce detailed sd images of babies‘ hearts, while they are still in the womb. voices are saying loudly and clearly is this, put it doctors say the technique will help them provide better treatment for babies born with congenital heart defects. back to the people! our health correspondent and in parliament square where there james gallagher reports. was much as converge to hear that there was much as converge to hear those speeches and demand a second this is the view inside the womb, are still here. and doctors are using images like this to inspect american—backed kurdish forces declare victory over islamic state — the foetal heart. after capturing the group's last remaining stronghold in syria. violet—vienna developed life—threatening abnormalities a 17—year—old is stabbed in the blood vessels to death in west london. around her heart while she was still inside her mum. the mayor of london says his death is heartbreaking. us special counsel, but doctors spotted them early robert mueller, submits his report into alleged russian collusion with president trump's campaign, during the 2016 and planned how to save her life. she was put on medication as soon presidential election. as she was born and had heart scientists hope the technology
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behind these unprecedented surgery a week later. and detailed images of a baby if a routine pregnancy scan inside the womb — will help improve identifies a problem then women are sent for a detailed mri scan the care of children and a series of pictures of the heart are taken. born with heart disease. sophisticated computer software pieces those images together and then builds an unprecedented and coming up in sportsday at half—past—six — we round up the day's action 3d image of the heart. from euro 2020 qualifying — including ireland's about eight in every thousand trip to gibraltar. babies in the uk is born with a congenital heart defect. and this research is enabling doctors to look at them in incredible detail. and importantly, it's improving care for babies. it allows us to have a beautiful 3d images of the abnormality so we have complete certainty and plan ahead good evening. for what treatment is needed, what's the operation that we need to do? violet—vienna was one of the first organisers of a march in london to benefit from these 3d scans, today to demand another eu referendum claim more than a million and the researchers hope the technology that helped her people have taken part. will soon become routine. it comes after eu leaders james gallagher, bbc news. in brussels agreed to delay brexit, there's more throughout the evening and theresa may wrote to mp5, on the bbc news channel. we're back with the suggesting she may ditch plans late news at 10:15. now on bbc one it's time to put her brexit plan to a third vote in the house of commons. our political correspondent
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for the news where you are. iain watson reports. brexit is at a crossroads. no support yet for trees that may‘s deal but know a great alternative. the organisers claim that a million people took to london's streets to cover a ny people took to london's streets to cover any referendum and the people vote campaign said this will bring the country together but their opponents believe it will only deepen divisions. i think the government needs to listen and give people a chance to vote now they know what is actually happening. some people are worried it will be divisive given the state of the country? and it is not now? say mac what, divide the country? she is stuck, it has to be done. we want to have a referendum so people can voice their view. would you accept a
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softer brexit? i think anything is better than the current option of the deal. i bring with me to date solidarity from scotland. the snp and most leaders from westminster had publicly pledged support for a referendum. jeremy corbyn is here but that it is a thing they will vote for in parliament. there is a rather large but important caveat. i will help you get it over the line to prevent a disastrous no—deal brexit. but i can only vote for a deal is you let the people vote on it too. theresa may isn't yet confident enough to guarantee that she will bring india back to parliament for a further vote next week. campaigners here hope that will give them an opportunity to push the case for a new referendum. that decision will not be taken by
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thousands of people on the streets. it will be taken by stuart than mps and so far, they have resisted all calls for a public vote —— it will be taken by classic then 650 mp5. mps are resistant to to that may‘s deal. others back to more distant for trail agreements like canada's and some say no deal could be the best option. but these campaigners are being accused by long—standing leave supporters of trying to stop brexit altogether. this might pretend to be in favour of a second referendum but that is only a means to an end. this is it much to try and stop brexit, to reverse the decision the majority took in 2016. politicians haven't exactly been in how many brexit. campaigners are still hoping the government might change its tune on a public vote.
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our correspondent richard lister is in central london with the marchers... tickets through the day's events. i should point out the events had not finished. the speeches here at parliament square wrapped up at four o'clock as planned but people have still been coming down whitehall to parliament square. there are heads in the way but you get a sense of the numbers of people still here. there are still dozens of people walking around parliament square and there are still people coming down whitehall. i think these protesters are into quite ready to wrap it up yet. the organisers say a million people turned up, it is difficult to establish precisely whether that number is true or an exaggeration. perhaps even under estimate. we do not know. the metropolitan police no longer give their own estimate to crowd sizes, that kind of assessment is much too political so they are leaving it to one side. we can say
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for sure hundreds of thousands of people at the very least turned out today and are all hoping the parliamentarians and the government and the speaker will be listening to their message, that they want another brexit referendum. richard, another brexit referendum. richard, a lot of people are saying this is showing people of the people but many people pointing out that this doesn't actually change anything when it comes down to parliament? that is true. this is a show of support for a particular idea. lots of people have come out with that but backing the referendum when that happened, the overwhelming majority was 52—48 but getting out of the eu people are not here today. the mps do not have a majority for its rep brexit referendum —— second brexit referendum. that was tested a couple of weeks ago and the people's boat
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campaign are saying they do not back that amendment being placed. they think the ground... the speaker have made it clear you cannot have the same question twice so there will have to be some manoeuvring around that if they do get that second referendum amendment down in front of mps. at the moment you do not —— does not seem to be a majority in favour of that in the house. a bit ofa favour of that in the house. a bit of a party atmosphere there, thank you. well let's now speak to the mp for sutton, cheam & worcester park — paul scully... we were just listening to richard and he was saying parliament does not seem to have it majority for the second referendum, what does parliament have because the british public are confused. parliament has one avenue for leaving the eu in a
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orderly fashion and that is the prime minister's agreement. we can look at people within parliament slightly losing their heads because the people that want to leave and voted to leave and campaigned to leave, risk having no brexit at all. we have heard about the second referendum having no appetite in parliament. it was also risks leading to months of uncertainty. which businesses are crying out for. we have got the potential this week of confusion, more confusion. we have meaningful boats, indicative votes, and edible motions. what do you see 01’ votes, and edible motions. what do you see or how do you see this panning out? —— amendable motions. the prime minister says she might not put her deal on the table again. i've not got a clue. if anyone tells you they know of the outlying frankly. the prime minister is in an incredibly difficult position
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because she has been pulled from pillar to post by people set entrenches the side. jeremy corbyn once a general election and is looking at that from a narrow prism. i cannot see any objections in the main body of the text, he wants a customs union which is part of the political declaration, the non—legally binding but which is subject to future at negotiating once we get out. i want to get back to this letter, what will mrs may have to do to get that support? did you read that letter as an unspoken morning you better get behind this? a little bit, i share her frustration. one of the things that is key in politics is to be able to add up so in order to get the deal across the line the people on my side of the argument need to realise this may be the last opportunity to get a deal over the line. at any
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cost? no, because this is to be effected in the next stage of negotiations. we are only halfway through and in the labour party, there are mps that want to leave anything orderly fashion. they do not want to risk no deal and the ire of their electorate but losing brexit altogether so they need to find a way, it wedding, a collegiate spirit to get behind the deal and let's get it back. there is a tone of beaters and coming out of the eu. they think this will end up as no deal. they will be affected by no deal. they will be affected by no deal as well. this is the problem, there are few politicians that want it as there are few politicians that want itasa there are few politicians that want it as a default position. i will live with and work with it as long as we try as much as we can to get a deal but they will affect european countries as much of the uk. there are reports of your colleagues have been texting each other essentially
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discussing prime minister may's feature suggesting she should go this week, have you been seeing any of these? no, i have not had anything personally about the prime minister. should that be happening? she needs to state their because we have not got the luxury of a leadership country when we should be dealing with the country. she has her head down and is trying to get things through for her sense of public duty and focus. do you think she has lost her focus? no, i think she has lost her focus? no, i think she is incredibly focused. parliament has lost its focus and she is trying hard to keep so many moving parts together. it has been a real lesson in parliamentary process , real lesson in parliamentary process, thank you very much. us—backed kurdish forces say they've defeated islamic state militants — and conquered their last, small foothold in syria. syrian democratic forces have been
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fighting the remaining jihadists outside the village of baghuz. let's just take a look at how their territory has diminished. back in january 2015 — the areas marked in red were under the control of the group. but since then, it's slowly declined as islamic state were pushed back — and over the course of the last 4 years their control has dwindled. and by the start of this year, they only held a few small areas of territory. recent fighting has focused on the area near baghuz — and today us—backed forces in syria claim they've taken back that final strip of land. the sdf‘s announcement of a victory marks the culmination of a weeks long final assault on baghuz — a small piece of territory where thousands of fighters and their families had been holed up. aleem maqbool has this report from northeastern syria. it is the syrian democratic forces
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who raise their flag, it is the syrian democratic forces who raise theirflag, the it is the syrian democratic forces who raise their flag, the final slither of territory we captured from the islamic state group. undoubtedly it moment of triumph for the local forces who have sacrificed so the local forces who have sacrificed so much in the fight. translation: we are gathered here sons of this great country, to confirm our total victory over the islamic state group and their fault. but throughout while marking the significance of the achievements have been the voices of caution. we still have much work to do to achieve an enduring defeat of isis. we have been clear that the campaign is not over isis remains a significant threat in the region. in the united states and our partners and allies. but the land has been one back after a major offensive earlier this week whether syrian forces advancing on the ground
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backed by air strikes by the us led coalition. in the end of this is what these so—called caliphate was reduced to, and used a suicide vests, crumpled likes and the squalid remains of a pitiful camp. there have been parades in town up and down this region. but it has all come at a huge cost to people here and while they celebrate now they also recognise thatjust because the territory has been taken back from the islamic state group that does not mean the fight is over. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in northern syria. theresa may has welcomed the news, issuing a statement in which she says:
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a teenager has been stabbed and killed in west london. scotland yard say the victim, believed to be a 17—year—old boy, was found seriously injured after reports of a fight outside a block of flats in union lane, isleworth. our correspondent ben ando reports. inch by inch, brick by brick, searching for clues and answers after another teenager is stabbed to death in london. the youngster involved, not yet formally named, was with friends in the nearby park last night. a car pulled up, a gang of men but out and give chase. the youngster ran into this residential estate and was stabbed by the front door of the plot. one woman said one of the gang at least was wearing a mask. the first police officers
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young said they found the boy alive, barely conscious and unable to speak. they carried out a cpr to try and save his life but were unable to, and he died at the scene. shocked residents woke up to the news landing stabbing epidemic had reached their neighbourhood. we came down and they said there had been a serious assault and it was a fatal stabbing. i saw a couple of people running away. i would not expect this and this kind of estate so we are a bit shocked and terrified about our children and ourselves. the police have been given special powers to stop and search people in the immediate area around the crime scene. those have now been extended to early tomorrow as the investigation into the capital's latest knife crime continues. —— latest knife crime continues. —— latest knife crime continues. —— latest knife killing continues. one of britain's most wanted fugitives has been
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arrested in romania. 31—year—old shane o'brien was put on interpol‘s worldwide most wanted list with a £50,000 reward offered for information leading to his arrest and prosecution. he is suspected of the murder of 21—year—old josh hanson, who was stabbed to death in a bar in hillingdon in west london in 2015. in the united states, there are calls for the full publication of the report into alleged collusion between russia and donald trump's presidential campaign. special counsel robert mueller submitted his long awaited report yesterday after a two year inquiry. republicans claim it vindicates president trump. here's our north america correspondent chris buckler. four months for special counsel robert mueller has been investigating the election of a president to the theory of donald trump and with this final report now delivered, this man. the us attorney general is deciding what should be made public. william barrow left for
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the department ofjustice tomorrow, he is hoping to release the main findings this weekend. the key questions are whether the trump campaign colluded with russia during the 2016 election and whether the president tried to obstructjustice. donald trump didn't appear too worried to date. he was golfing at one of his courses in florida and he has been consistent in his position. there was no collusion, no obstruction, everybody knows it. during robert mueller‘s investigation there have been convictions. among them campaign chairman and john's one—time personal lawyer michael cohen. but none of those cases have directly addressed what happened in 2016 and democrats had their eyes on 2020. those complaining to become mr trump's opponent in the next
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election have a new rallying call. that report needs to be made public. the american people have a right and a need to know. mr trump and the republican party are seizing on the one thing already know, robert mueller have not recommended any further indictments. but other investigations are still taking place and democrats are determined to push their own inquiries here at congress. chris butler, bbc news, washington. —— buckler. police in norway are evacuating more than thousand people from a cruise ship in stormy seas. the first passengers have already been airlifted to safety. the viking sky sent out a distress call after suffering an engine failure off the southwestern coast. an eyewitness says the ship is being battered by waves up to ten metres high. all 1300 passengers are expected
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to be taken off the ship. earlier i spoke to richard lork—hague who to me what he witnessed as he travelled through the scene of the air rescue in farstad. i walked outside and suddenly i saw the cruise ship, much larger and closer than i was expecting, so i was a little bit stressed about it coming too close but eventually it came, helicopters and other ships nearby. what is that shoreline like? is it quite treacherous? i am not sure but the waves are big and the sea is rough. i would say the ship was much closer than usual. did you see any of the evacuation itself take place? i saw several helicopters around the ship but i couldn't, i do not have binoculars so i cannot
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see directly anyone being evacuated but i heard they had been evacuating almost 100 people now. we are looking at the cruise liner and we can see two helicopters hovering over the liner. you have sent us in some pictures as well. and you can see the liner is listing to its side in one of the pictures. what is the weather like in that coastline? it is rough and it has been a big storm today. i was surprised to see the ship sailing today to be honest. do you know where the evacuees are being taken to? i think they are being taken to a sports hall close by.
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bbc news has learned that the family of mark duggan, who was shot dead by a metropolitan police officer, is suing the force for damages. an inquest jury found that he was lawfully killed. the shooting in north london in august 2011, led to riots across england. keith doyle reports. the family of mark duggan have campaigned for the police to be held responsible for his death. mr duggan, who was 29, was shot and killed by officers who were trying to arrest him in north london in august 2011. the police said at the time they suspected he was in possession of a firearm. the killing lead to the worse riots seen in britain for 30 years. for five nights shops were looted and set on fire. five people died and hundreds were injured. trouble spread to other cities, including manchester, liverpool and birmingham. the inquest into mark duggan's death heard that armed police had intercepted a minicab he was travelling in, as part of an arrangement to collect a gun.
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he was shot when he got out of the cab. the inquestjury concluded he was not holding the gun when he was shot, but said the killing was lawful because police honestly believed he was and he posed a threat. campaigners say the inquest left unanswered questions about the police operation. mr duggan's family now wants scotland yard to be held liable for his death and to pay compensation. scotland yard is defending the civil claim but says it is inappropriate to comment. keith doyle, bbc news. scientists have begun using remarkable new technology to produce detailed 3d images of babies' hearts, while they are still in the womb. doctors say the technique will help them provide better treatment for babies born with congenital heart defects. our health correspondent james gallagher reports. this is the view inside the womb, and doctors are using images like this to inspect the foetal heart.
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violet—vienna developed life—threatening abnormalities in the blood vessels around her heart while she was still inside her mum. but doctors spotted them early and planned how to save her life. she was put on medication as soon as she was born and had heart surgery a week later. if a routine pregnancy scan identifies a problem then women are sent for a detailed mri scan and a series of pictures of the heart are taken. sophisticated computer software pieces those images together and then builds an unprecedented 3d image of the heart. about eight in every thousand babies in the uk is born with a congenital heart defect. and this research is enabling doctors to look at them in incredible detail. and importantly, it's improving care for babies. it allows us to have a beautiful 3d image of the abnormality so we have complete certainty and plan ahead for what treatment is needed, what's the operation that we need to do? violet—vienna was one of the first
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to benefit from these 3d scans, and the researchers hope the technology that helped her will soon become routine. james gallagher, bbc news. a father—of—3 has scaled penner—van, the highest peak in south wales, for the 365th time in the space of a year. des lally, raised more than £50,000 for charities, help for heroes and cancer research uk, with his climbing mission — sometimes completing the peak multiple times in one day. he has often walked late at night or early in the morning in darkness —— and at one point had to suspend his challenge for ten days after suffering from heat exhaustion. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. it has been a reasonable start their
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weekend with quite a bit of dry weather but we have seen showers in the north and the showers are going to continue overnight, especially across northern and western areas of scotland. perhaps a little bit of rain in south—west england but otherwise skies will be clearing as we go through the night and you can it getting colder by our, brightly coloured straining from the chart. by coloured straining from the chart. by the end of the night temperatures down to one or 2 degrees pickled in the countryside with a couple of patches of mist. hl the day sunday but not a bad start with plenty of sunshine for england and wales, northern ireland. showers for the word go in scotland with westerly winds. those winds will make it feel quite cool and dry in plenty of showers, more getting in across central and southern scotland, northern ireland and a couple through northern england and north wales. in the south, more sunshine and feeling a little bit warmer.
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