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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11am: a warning from the sacked defence secretary gavin williamson to the prime minister that compromising with labour over brexit would be a grave mistake. us—iran tensions: president rouhani warns that his country is facing difficult times ahead because of renewed american sanctions. the national crime agency says organised criminals are killing more people a year than terrorism, war and natural disasters combined. two bbc dramas go head—to—head tonight at the bafta tv awards. the biggest prize in domestic football goes to the wire this afternoon. will it be title glory for liverpool or manchester city? and the dateline london panel ask
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if theresa may's forthcoming resignation is just a state of mind or an imminent news event? that's in half an hour, here on bbc news. the former defence secretary, gavin williamson, has strongly criticised theresa may's cross—party brexit talks with labour, calling them a "grave mistake". writing in the mail on sunday, mr williamson — who was sacked over a leak from the national security council — described the discussions as "politically naive". a downing street source said mr williamson had been supportive of the brexit strategy while he was in cabinet. our political correspondent,
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jessica parker, is here. tell us more about what he has been saying. his cross-party talks with labour that are set to resume tomorrow as the government see if there is some sort of deal they can do on brexit, he is saying they are politically naive and destined to fail. he was sacked as defence secretary and denied any involvement in this. these talks come as the government is trying to find some solution, push some sort of deal through or at least get the ball rolling for the european elections coming up later this month and we have seen a couple of not very favourable polls coming out today. they are a snapshot and have to be taken by a health warning that we have been hearing from damien heinz who admitted it might be a difficult night for the party.
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these are going to be difficult elections. this is the ultimate protest vote opportunity. turnouts tend to be quite low. but they have been important politically. people use been important politically. people use it as a free vote and that is going to be more true this time. we have also been hearing from the labour party because labour are still involved with these talks on the government. they have been going on for quite a few weeks. we have been hearing from john ashworth who is the shadow health secretary who is the shadow health secretary who is not personally involved in the talks but he gave quite an interesting assessment as to how they have been going. we are trying to say we want an brexit deal along a permanent customs union basis. a single market relationship. that is what we have been negotiating on and not getting very far. if we cannot
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get that and it turns out we are going to have a tory deal we do not believe that the interests of the country or no deal, which is definitely not in the interest of the country, then we would support a referendum. you mentioned the polls which are quite alarming reading for the conservative party, showing that the conservative party, showing that the brexit party and nigel farage doing very well. probably most worrying for the conservatives but potentially worrying for labour as well. they are just a snapshot and different polls will say different things. john ashworth was talking about labour‘s position on brexit. it has come in for criticism over what some have called constructive ambiguity. maybe there have been questions over whether the party has to forge a clear message to get on with brexit or go for another
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referendum. meanwhile nigel farage, the former leader of ukip, has talked about trying to create a political earthquake. he has also been speaking on andrew marr and facing questions on some of his wider policy agenda. do you want to be prime minister? not particularly quite. out of debris in the following dust, what emerges? who knows what the future is. what i do knows what the future is. what i do know is we have a 2—party system that serves nothing but itself. there is a complete breakdown of trust between the people in this country and our politicians and they revealed themselves to be grossly incompetent. what i want to see, if we can win these elections, meps become part of the government
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negotiating table and we can perhaps talk some sense into them. it is probably going to be a european parliamentary election like we have never seen before. organised crime is a "chronic and corrosive" threat to the uk and more money is needed to tackle it. that's according to the national crime agency, which says organised criminals are killing more british people a year than terrorism, war and natural disasters. it comes ahead of an annual assessment on tuesday which will look at how gangs are exploiting advances in technology. police in north yorkshire are appealing for information following the death of a 15—year—old girl in northallerton. she collapsed in a car park yesterday evening and later died in hopsital. it's believed she had taken the drug mdma. police are urging anyone who has taken the drug to seek medical assiatance if they feel unwell.
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president rouhani of iran has warned his country that it is facing difficult times ahead because of renewed us sanctions. addressing a meeting of political actvists, he said iran could be facing even greater economic problems than in the 1980s, when it was subject to international trade restrictions during the war with iraq. andy beatt reports. american military might en route to the gulf. warships, bombers and missiles intended to send a clear message to tehran. but it's notjust about fire power. tough new us sanctions are raising temperatures further. iran's president is feeling the heat. the pressures by our enemies, he said, is a war unprecedented in the history of our islamic revolution. during the war we did not have a problem with our banks, oil sales, imports or exports. but i don't despair.
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i have great hope for the future provided we are united. his rallying cry comes amid growing anger at a slump in the economy caused by sanctions and sustained pressure from washington over the country's nuclear programme. translation: we are here today to defend our right to nuclear technology. this is a right of all nations and the islamic republic has used this right, but they have intensified sanctions and made life very hard for the iranian people. protesters here back president rouhani's recent threat to restart nuclear activities, but that risks killing the landmark nuclear deal that america pulled out of a year ago, secretary of state. we struck a terrible agreement with the islamic republic of iran
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to put the regime's campaigns of terrorism and proxy wars on steroids. as its military build—up continues, the pentagon claims iran was preparing to stage attacks against us forces or interests. that is dismissed as fake intelligence by tehran. it says whatever the pressure it will not be intimidated by psychological warfare. more than a0 states in the us have filed a lawsuit against 20 pharmaceutical companies. they are accusing them of price—fixing and conspiring to reduce competition. this follows a five—year investigation into why prices have sometimes suddenly increased and in some cases by over 1000%. our washington correspondent chris buckler explained more. according to that investigation, at times they seem to be doubling, tripling or rising by more than 1000%, sometimes with no explanation whatsoever.
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that is why the states have been looking into this and have brought the lawsuit. they are suggesting 20 of these companies, along with 15 individuals, have been involved in some kind of conspiracy, essentially to try and manipulate and inflate prices and also to try and restrict competition. these are extremely serious charges. they say they want to bring this suit to try to force change, but also to claim damages and ensure drug prices remain lower. there are 20 companies and 15 individuals and there has not been a response from all of them, but it seems that the majority of them, if not all, will fight this suit. if you listen to any politicians here, including president trump, they say time and time again americans are paying more than people in other parts of the world for their medications and they cannot understand the reason for that. it is one of the rare issues in the us at the moment that unites republicans and democrats
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and they both want something done about it although they can't agree what that should be. so far we have not had any proposals for legislation that would address this issue properly. i suspect it will be talked about a lot leading up to the 2020 presidential campaign. the stars of the small screen will gather this evening for the bafta tv awards in london. the bbc‘s killing eve is leading the way with six nominations. the ceremony, hosted by graham norton, will be shown tonight on bbc one. here's our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba. are you all right? killing eve was one of the most talked about shows 2018. it leads the way with six nominations including one for best drama and two in the best actress category for its two leads, sandra oh and jodie comer, who plays a charismatic assassin.
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there are three nominations for the year's most watched show, bodyguard, including best drama and best actress. it is time for me to say hello. ant did not take part in the final episode of saturday night takeaway, following his drink—driving arrest and subsequent conviction. he and his co—star dec nominated for best entertainment performance, however, and the itv show for best entertainment programme where it will be up against the bbc‘s strictly come dancing. there are also four nominations for a very english scandal, the mini—series about the jeremy thorpe scandal, including a best actor nomination for hugh grant and best actress for ruth wilson who played her own grandmother in the drama mrs wilson. this year, the highest accolade, the bafta fellowship, goes to the journalist and broadcaster joan ba kewell, recognising her huge
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contribution to tv. i'm joined now in studio by scott bryan, tv critic and co—host of bbc‘s must watch podcast. idid use i did use the baftas going? everyone is stepping killing eve for glory. yes. the actual show itself was not eligible to start off with but they have had to bend the rules to allow it because killing eve was originally made in the us and the rules state that the show has to be aired in the uk first. rules state that the show has to be aired in the ukfirst. it rules state that the show has to be aired in the uk first. it has been the most critically acclaimed show of last year. it has got some of the greatest actors in it. it would have been mad if they did not include it. to see it have six nominations is a good thing. best actress is the key category, a lot of competition.
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good thing. best actress is the key category, a lot of competitionlj would category, a lot of competition.” would not be able to say who i would be able to go for because you have sandra oh in that category and jodie who played eve. it is really exciting. and keeley hawes for bodyguard. we are not going to be able to see which one is coming through. such a competitive field. bodyguard got huge ratings, very popular, not as well critically received as something like killing eve. yes. with bodyguard the fact that was such an unexpected success, i think even the bbc have been surprised at how big a hit it was, and maybe the fact that the last episode of the series caused quite a large division in terms of how well people think it actually went and
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that left people to think was it really as good as everyone was thinking it was? i still highly recommended. it is the fact that keeley hawes is the best thing on it, to see how is fantastic. it will be interesting to see whether a show will be able to have that high regard in years to come when it is more of a event tv. some people might be confused by shows like flea bag a re might be confused by shows like flea bag are not might be confused by shows like fleabag are not nominated, that is because of the dates. it is baffling, like the film awards, there is a cut—off date. with the tv awards these year's shows and the awards these year's shows and the awards ceremony as in mesa when you are going through nominations are fantastic nominations but you are thinking have i seen these shows? it
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is quite realistic to have forgotten that some of them have existed. any other highlights? the bros documentary. another surprise hit. another surprise hit. bbc four have been saying they always knew it was going to do well but i think it surprised them as well. graham norton hosting. normally he is needed abroad for eurovision presenting duties that he is back in the uk this time. it is going to be a good watch. thank you. we will see what happens. good luck to all the contenders. the headlines on bbc news: the sacked defence secretary gavin williamson warns the prime minister it would be a grave mistake to compromise with labour over brexit.
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as america flexes its military might and renews sanctions against iran its president issues a stark warning about difficult times ahead for his people. the national crime agency says organised criminals are killing more people a year than terrorism, war and natural disasters combined. it wants more money to tackle the problem. sport and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. a question of whether it will be liverpool or man city. i have my red tie on, no prizes for guessing who i am going for. completely impartial! good morning. it's all come down to the final day of the premier league season. after an exhilarating campaign, just one point separates manchester city and liverpool. as ben croucher reports,
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both clubs have pushed each other all the way. and then there were two. 0k, we have known that for a while. we might not have expected to reach the final day and have both still in it. but having landed blow after blow since august, come five o'clock, just one, liverpool or manchester city will still be standing. the odds for liverpool are longer. they need to defeat wolves and they are relying on city slipping up in brighton. but don't write them off. and in one of those "i was there for it" moments, they defeated barcelona. it is a challenge because you have messages and nobody speaks about the weekend. unbelievable how we have played and stuff like that and all the best and now you do it but we play wolves and we know that. for whoever misses out this afternoon, unwanted history awaits. no team has ever scored as many points as these two, yet not won the league. it's in city's hands for now. vincent kompany‘s bolt from the blue to defeat leicester could come to define the season but it
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won't mean much if they do not defeat brighton. we are in this position because we have lots of 30 games in a row, we have to win one more tomorrow in the premier league and that is what we have to do. you have to rewind seven years to find the last final day decider. city won it in the final minute. it seemed unthinkable, unrepeatable. until this week. and there's coverage of all yesterday's play—off matches, as well as previews of today's games, on the bbc sport website. in scotland, we have the old firm derby at noon — and with celtic and rangers already filling the top two spots, the focus has switched to the chase for third place. kilmarnock moved above aberdeen yesterday with victory over hibs. dundee, already relegated to the championship, earned their first win for three months, beating livingston. kenny miller was injured in the act of scoring the only goal of the game. billy vunipola was booed by some leinster fans,
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following his support of israel falou's homophobic social media post. vunipola scored the second of saracens' two tries against leinster to seal victory in the european champions cup by 20 points to ten. the number 8 said it didn't put him off. my aim was to try and help my team be dominant and in large parts of that game we were not. but those things happen and i have got to deal with it. there are two more games in rugby league's challenge cup today — at 2.15pm, it's warrington against wigan and that's live on bbc one. later on, huddersfield play st helens. championship side bradford are the latest side to reach the quarter—finals — they shocked leeds rhinos of the super league, winning by 2a points to 22. mikey wood among the try—scorers. day two of the world relay championships is under way
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in yokohama, with great britain's men's and women's 4 x a00m teams preparing for their finals. and just before one o'clock it's the men's 4 by 100m final — and britain must be favourites to win it, after running the fastest time in the world this year in their heat. you can watch it all live on the bbc sport website. one of tennis‘s most exciting young players, stefanos tsitsipas, takes on world number one novak djokovic in the final of the madrid open this afternoon. he beat rafael nadal for the first time — and on clay, the spaniards favourite surface. he'd already defeated roger federer at this year's australian open and this was another huge win in his fledgling career. that's all the sport for now but there's more on the bbc sport website, including build—up to the spanish grand prix. i'll be back in the next hour. three football clubs have moved
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to distance themselves from the use of their club crest by supporters who belong to a street protest organisation called the democratic football lads alliance. adrian goldberg from 5 live investigates explained why. the dfla started life originally as being the football lads‘ alliance and they emerged after the terrorist attacks in manchester and london in 2017. there was then a split in the organisation. the fla still exists, but the larger group is the dfla, the democratic football lads alliance. what is interesting is that they are made up primarily of people who used to be involved in football hooliganism. so if they have a street protest, and they have attracted thousands of people, they can present a pretty intimidating sight. they say they are not racist, they are not far right, but there is evidence on some of their facebook pages for example, and indeed from some of the comments that have been made by people on their protests, that a good number of their supporters are to say the least islamaphobic. so we have some clubs trying to distance themselves from the dfla. what has emerged as a result of our investigation is a number
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of dfla supporter groups have associated the dfla with the official club crest of a number of teams. three clubs, arsenal, crystal palace and manchester city, have told us they all have concerns about the association of their club crests with the dfla and are taking various measures, either to investigate or to specifically distance themselves from the dfla. i stress the dfla insist they are not racist, they are not islamaphobic. there are people on the other side of the organisation, groups like football lads and lasses against fascism, who say they are far right and that, i guess, is why the football clubs are seeking to put that distance between themselves and the dfla. at least three gay rights campaigners have been detained at a march in the cuban capital, havana. it's after the island's annual gay pride event was cancelled without a clear explanation by the authorities.
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the government announced the usual march would not be held, citing "foreign interference". it prompted a number of activists to organise another march via social media, in direct conflict with the government. from havana, our cuba correspondent, will grant, reports. havana's gay pride is normally much bigger than this, an annual celebration of the island's gay and lesbian community, and their decades—long struggle to be recognised. but this was an improvised event, with word spread by social media, after the cuban government cancelled this year's march at the last minute. this particular gay pride march might not look very big, but what it represents is really quite significant in cuba. after being told they weren't allowed to hold the march, many have simply turned up anyway. the organisers said they had always wanted to hold their normal event, and only decided to put this one together instead as they were never given a coherent reason for the cancellation. translation: they obliged us to hold this event.
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we had every intention of participating in the government—organised event, the usual gay pride march. but what we still don't understand is why the march was cancelled. we know the excuses they have given us are not the reasons, because they lack any real foundation. in essence, the decision to go ahead with a smaller march, in defiance of the authorities, put the participants in conflict with the government—approved gay rights body, cenesex, and its head, mariela castro, seen here at a gay pride march a few years ago, the daughter of the former president raul castro and the niece of fidel. once the improvised march began, the event was held in a festival atmosphere, walking down one of the main boulevards of old havana. however, at their destination, the marchers came up against a large number of police and state security. at least three people were arrested, some of them violently detained.
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the image of peaceful gay and lesbian marchers being dragged away was exactly the kind of scene in which the island's lgbtq community hoped was finally behind them. gay pride has been held in havana peacefully in previous years, and the fact that this one ended in some confrontation is a reflection of the fact that the authorities aim to control anything that hasn't been government sanctioned. however, the organisers say the entire situation could have been avoided if they had been allowed to hold their original march in the first place. here, the annual list of the richest people in britain is out, and it reveals that there's now a record 151 billionaires in the country. together they hold a combined wealth of £525 billion, and london is home to more billionaires than any other city in the world. that's according to the sunday times. john mcmanus reports. if you woke up this morning to find
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that once again you haven't made it onto the sunday times rich list, well, don't be too envious. the very well—heeled can afford large yachts but life is not all plain sailing for the captains of industry. one of the most famous names, philip green, fell out with the british establishment over the collapse of his high street chain bhs and harassment claims that he strongly denies. it is notjust his reputation that plummeted. the sunday times says he lost over £1 billion and is now merely a multimillionaire. the top dogs of the list for the third time are the hinduja brothers who made their £22 billion fortune in energy, property and finance. at numberfive is sirjames dyson, under some flak for deciding to move his head office from the uk to singapore. he hoovered up an extra £3 billion bringing him a tidy sum of 12.6 billion. 25—year—old grime artist stormzy
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is a new entrant to the list. worth 16 million. he uses some of his money to support two scholarships for black students at cambridge. fellow musician ed sheeran has doubled his net worth which is now £180 million. and if you do find some spare gold bars down the back of the sofa, the equality trust says it is asking the rich list members to support higher taxes on their wealth to solve inequality. now it's time for a look at the weather. despite the chilly start this morning temperatures are responding to the may sunshine and there is plenty of fat around and it will remain for the rest of the afternoon and evening. it is a little hazy for northern ireland and scotland and seve i’s northern ireland and scotland and severs for the northern isles but
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elsewhere showers will be few and far between. temperatures higher than yesterday in the sunshine. we have lost the northerly breeze so it will feel warmer. sunshine continues until the evening and overnight there could be rain in the northern isles and it will not be as called for northern and western areas but the risk of ground frost. potentially a little bit of mist and fog. high pressure keeps the weather fronts a day for the next four or five days so am not much sign of any much—needed rain but instead more warmth and more sunshine for many of us. warmth and more sunshine for many of us. there is more on the website. hello this is bbc news with ben brown. the headlines: the sacked defence secretary gavin williamson warns the prime minister it would be a "grave mistake" to compromise with
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labour over brexit. as america flexes its military might and renews sanctions against iran, its president issues a stark warning about difficult times ahead to his country. two bbc dramas go head to head tonight at the bafta tv awards. killing eve is leading the way with six nominations. there are three nominations for the year's most watched show, bodyguard, including best drama and best actress for keeley hawes. now on bbc news it's time for dateline london. hello and welcome to dateline london. i'm carrie gracie. this week — measuring the risk of american miscalculation on china and iran.

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