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this is bbc news. i'm chris rogers. the headlines at eight. australian prime minister, scott morrison, claims victory for his centre—right coalition government — in a shock result at the country's federal polls. tonight is not about me or it's not about even the liberal party. tonight is about every single australian who depends on the government to put them first. the shadow brexit secretary — sir keir starmer — says to break the brexit impasse, the government should commit to another referendum in the withdrawal agreement bill. prince william opens up about the ‘pain‘ he suffered after the death of his mother — diana, the princess of wales — in a bbc documentary about mental health. manchester city storm to victory in the fa cup final,
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thrashing watford 6—0 to complete a historic domestic treble. pop music it's that night we've been waiting for! the 64th eurovision song contest is just getting under way in tel aviv — with michael rice flying the flag for the uk. and at 8.30, bbc wales investigates follows the lives of those living on the streets of cardiff and questions whether a new solution could end rough sleeping. good evening and welcome to bbc news. australia's conservative government has pulled off a surprise victory —
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in the country's general election — to remain in office. exit polls had suggested a narrow victory for the opposition labour party for the first time in 6 years. in the end, prime minister scott morrison's party edged ahead, prompting the leader of the opposition, bill shorten, to resign. earlier, scott morrison thanked the voters. it's always been for those of you watching this at home tonight, for me and for my government, for all of my team, it's all about you. tonight is not about me or it's not about even the liberal party. tonight is about every single australian who depends on the government to put them first. and so, friends, that is exactly what we're going to do. our government will come together after this night and we will get back to workjust as glad as they did in new south wales. just a few months ago.
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and that is our task and that is my undertaking to australians from one end of the country to the other. i said that i was going to burn for you and i am, every single day. this is labor's bill shorten conceding defeat earlier. it is obvious that labour will not be able to form the next government. and so, in the national interest, a short while ago i called scott morrison to congratulate him. and i wishjenny and their daughters or the very best, and above all, i wish scott morrison good fortune and good courage in the service of our great nation. our correspondent, hywel griffith, is in sydney for us, and gave us an update on the result.
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the gap in the polls was always tied to about one or 2%, however scott morrison it is government rose on the wrong side of that, they trailed behind to labor for two and a half years. i suppose in a way this was a political miracle. scott morrison as well known for being a pentecostal christian and spoke about his faith and values he wants to project and protect in australia, but on that stage behind me that they are rapidly dismantling now, he spoke about the miracle that had been delivered here in sydney tonight. labor were the ones that maybe had a more broad policy platform and the key to that was climate change. the polls, for what they're worth, told us that climate change with the one issue for voters and it seems that particularly in places
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like queensland where the coal industry is still huge and dominant and the do not get behind that change. they wanted to keep the status quo and go with scott morrison's argument that protecting the economy was the key. labour's brexit spokesman, sir keir starmer — has accused cabinet ministers of torpedoing his party's negotiations with the government, which collapsed yesterday. he's called on theresa may to put a promise to hold a further referendum on the face of her eu withdrawal agreement, when its presented for a final time next month, before she steps down as prime minister. our political correspondent, jonathan blake, reports. an awkward and lacklustre launch for a european election campaign theresa may never wanted to fight. but the prime minister argued yesterday only the conservatives could deliver brexit. the big question is, how? parliament has blocked her deal three times. early next month, they will vote again and some in her own party do not rate the prime minister's chances fourth time round. it has failed three times and you can watch the movie titanic
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100 times but the ship sinks every time. if you are going to bring back this deal, and it has still got the backstop in it, the dup will not support it and an increasing number of conservative mps, even those who voted for it the second and third time, are saying enough is enough. as you go and knock on doors, we need to get that message out there. he had a message today, campaigning in cambridge. the shadow brexit secretary, who has long been a supporter of another referendum, called on the government to offer mps a say on whether to hold another public vote. we do need to break the impasse and one way to do that is for the government to put a public vote option on the face of the withdrawal agreement bill that it proposes to bring back in a few weeks' time. the prime minister has repeatedly ruled out another referendum but a downing street source said mps would have the opportunity to amend the withdrawal agreement bill to allow for one, if a majority of mps would support it.
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are you going to be standing for the tory leadership? do you think you are too divisive a character? with the contest to replace theresa may at least unofficially under way, a yougov poll for the times has put borisjohnson as the outright favourite among tory activists to be the next conservative leader. before the prime minister steps down, though, or is forced to resign, theresa may has one last chance to deliver brexit on her terms when parliament votes again in a couple of weeks' time. jonathan blake, bbc news. austria has announced snap elections after the deputy chancellor, heinz christian strache, resigned. it follows the emergence of a video in which the leader of the far right freedom party, apparently promised public contracts in exchange for campaign support before the general election two years ago. mr strache complained he was the victim of political targeting. mr strache addressed reporters a little earlier where he apologised for his behaviour and
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announced his resignation. translation: today, at "am, i had a conversation with chancellor sebastian kurtz. i offered my resignation from the function of vice chancellor of the republic of austria, and he accepted this decision. i'm doing this in my responsibility for this project to prevent any further damage to my family, as that is the most important thing in life. my party and my office. the austrian chancellor sebastian kurz says he can no longer govern in coalition with the freedom party. translation: i have nonetheless stayed, not ending the coalition after the first misconduct but after yesterday was my video i must say enough is enough. also if the methods to me are clearly contemptible, the content is just what it is. from name—calling to the accusations and allegations, this is secondary. a man has died after a fight in a street in rochdale last night.
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he's believed to be in his early twenties. greater manchester police say a woman, who's 25, has been arrested in connection with the murder. two migrant boats have been intercepted off the south coast of england. the home office says border force intercepted the first boat carrying 11 men across the channel. in a separate incident kent police received a call from a vessel in danger south of folkestone. nine people, including men, women and a 12—year—old child were rescued and brought to dover. they are all believed to be a mixture of iranian and iraqi national. the duke of cambridge has spoken about the pressure of working as an air ambulance pilot, and the strain it placed on his mental health. in a bbc documentary, he says he was left with the feeling that death was always around the corner. prince william also said that losing his mother, diana, princess of wales — when he was a child — was a pain like no other. andy moore reports. he is the man who will be king, and his voice carries when he decides to take up a particular issue, in this case mental health.
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we have got to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions because we are not robots. in this documentary, prince william sits in a changing room and discusses the issue with stars of the footballing world. he speaks candidly about the enormous grief he suffered when his mother, princess diana, died in a car crash in 1997. he was just 15. i think when you are bereaved at a very young age, any time really, but particularly at a young age, i can resonate closely to that, you feel pain like no other pain, and you know within your life it is going to be very difficult to come across something that is going to be even worse pain than that but it also brings you so close to all those other people out there who have been bereaved. england and spurs defender danny rose was praised by the prince when he spoke publicly about his depression, but some people were not so understanding. in the summer, i was speaking to another club, and they said, the club would like to meet you, "just to check you are not crazy." because of what you said?
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yeah, because of what i had said and what i had been through. prince william spoke about the stress of his formerjob as an air ambulance pilot. he said he sometimes found it very difficult to deal with his feelings. in some cases, very raw emotional day to day stuff where you're dealing with families who are having the worst news they could ever possibly have, on a day—to—day basis. it leaves you with a very depressing, very negative feeling where you think, death is just around the door everywhere i go. that is quite a burden to carry and feel. prince william says the best way to share that burden is to be honest and talk openly about the mental health issues that all of us experience. andy moore, bbc news. joining me now isjosh connolly, a campaigner who has struggled with his own mental health issues and now helps others who are struggling. a life coach, i suppose, josh? because we all have mental health, it's about how good, or how poor it is. i suppose doing what prince
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william has done and what you're going to do now, talking about it, isa going to do now, talking about it, is a major step forward in addressing mental health problems? yeah, yeah. ithink addressing mental health problems? yeah, yeah. i think it's great to hear people of that stature talking about their emotions and feelings, the way that these guys are doing. i think it's going to be paramount to breaking down the walls of stigma. certainly for me, it resonates when he talks about losing his mum and the pain it caused. your parents we re the pain it caused. your parents were alcoholics, weren't they, which caused you problems as a child? my dad was an alcoholic and i lost him when i was nine years old. but i thought that as a boy and as a young mani thought that as a boy and as a young man i wasn't supposed to struggle with it, and i thought that mental health struggles were something that happened to other people. and i never knew that i was allowed to struggle, especially as a man come in the way that i did. what i found
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is that being open about it now has really helped me to come to terms with some of the ways that i feel.|j feel there's a lot of awareness now, isn't there, about mental health because it's becoming such a huge issue, especially with children as well now because of the pressures of social media, body image and so forth. interesting that prince william is talking to men, to guys. is it men who find it particularly difficult to talk about their mental health issues? they don't like to go to the doctor, do they come about health issues? or, well, ithink it's two fold, we find it more difficult to communicate in general, not just to talk about it difficult to communicate in general, notjust to talk about it but difficult to communicate in general, not just to talk about it but we struggle to hear each other when we talk about our emotions too. when i was struggling, if i communicated it to other men, they didn't know how
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to other men, they didn't know how to react. i don't think... we find it difficult. for a long time there was a perception that as men we were supposed to be strong and rise above it and to be the providers and the protectors and all that kind of stuff, that social construct goes against struggling anyway that people are and the way i can add still do in my life. how did you get through it? for me, i reached the point where i found i didn't want to be here anymore and i made an honest decision. i had an experience with my children and i changed my mind. i had to completely strip myself back and almost had to come out to everybody and admit that i wasn't the character and the man that i was portraying and that actually i was
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someone portraying and that actually i was someone who was struggling, in the ways that i felt, and that i needed help. for me, one of the best things i've done and continue to do is reach out for and accept help. we are all glad you did it and continuing to do your good work because there are many kids and adults like you.. thanks forjoining us. you can see more of that interview with the duke of cambridge in the documentary, "a royal team talk: tackling mental health" which will be broadcast on bbc one — tomorrow night — at 2230. the headlines on bbc news. australian prime minister, scott morrison, claims victory for his centre—right coalition government — in a shock result at the country's federal polls. the shadow brexit secretary — sir keir starmer — says to break the brexit impasse, the government should commit to another referendum in the withdrawal agreement bill. prince william opens up
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about the pain he suffered after the death of his mother, diana, the princess of wales, in a bbc documentary about mental health. sport and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre. manchester city have become the first english men's team to achieve the feat of winning the premier league, fa cup and league cup in the same season. they did it in incredible fashion, beating watford 6—0 at wembley for the biggest win in this fixture since 1903. craig templeton reports. the old wembley was the site of pep guardiola's finest hour as a player. could the new one be where his team wina could the new one be where his team win a historic treble? watford, in their first win a historic treble? watford, in theirfirst cup win a historic treble? watford, in their first cup final in the 35 yea rs, their first cup final in the 35 years, look to provide the sting in the tail. superb save from edison.
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this city team can take their chances and when david silva was given an opportunity, he took it. david silva with the chance! and when his namesake, bernardo, was allowed space, it was two. gabriel jesus thought he'd got it, or was it raheem sterling, who grew up in the shadow of wembley, with the final touch? sterling turned provider and de bruyne turned gomes. but they weren't done yet and there's no doubt that gabriel jesus weren't done yet and there's no doubt that gabrieljesus scored this one. nor was there any doubt that raheem sterling scored city's fifth and sixth goals, for the biggest cup final win since 1903. six goals, three domestic trophies. history made. of course it was an incredible final for us because the end result is
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what it is. we finished an incredible year for us. for the organisation, the people, congratulations. especially for the players, of course, because they are the reason why we won this title. we set the standard at the start of the season and we said we wanted to go back to back. it is the group, a talented young players. we knew before the game, you have to play the perfect game. i think we started well, we create the best chance after ten minutes, but we didn't score with roberto. and after that, they dominated the game. we scored —— they scored goals in the second half, they dominated the game and it was very difficult for us.
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0ur players made the effort. we couldn't do it better. i think they we re couldn't do it better. i think they were better. congratulate for them. in the scottish premiership, st mirren have won back to back league games for the first time this season, but they will still face a play—off to stay in the top division. st mirren beat already—relegated dundee 3—2, but hamilton's 2—0 win at home to stjohnstone means st mirren finish second from bottom and will now face dundee united in the play—off final. motherwell completed their season with a 3—2 win at home to livingston. northampton clinched fourth place and the final play off spot in rugby union's premiership despite losing 110—21 to top of the table exeter. harlequins were within a whisker of snatching fourth place but mist a last minute long range penalty. they were beaten 27—25 by wasps. bath snatched a late victory at leicester tigers to take the final champions cup place. sale mist out on the elite european competition
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despite beating gloucester. defending champions leinster will face glasgow in the pro14 final after beating irish rivals munster 211—9. that's all the sport for now. defending champion brooks koepka and the other leaders have just teed off for their third rounds at the us pga championship. follow it all on the bbc sport website. we'll have more sport throughout the evening. the partner of murdered journalist lyra mckee has made a public plea for same—sex marriage in northern ireland. sara canning told the crowds gathered outside city hall for the rainbow rally that a law change would be a "win" for everyone. ms mckee, a 29—year—old journalist and author, was shot dead by dissident republicans as she observed rioting in londonderry last month. the differences made, and the rights
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not extended to same—sex couples is not acceptable. it is not fair, it is not right and it's an affront to us as individuals, as couples, as families. to our love, to our loved ones and our children, we pay our taxes. we are governed by the same law, we love deeply and we love dearly. should we not be afforded the same rights in marriage? the us has warned that commercial airliners flying over the persian gulf face a risk of being"misidentified" amid heightened tensions between washington and tehran. in recent days, the us has deployed warships to the gulf, and withdrawn diplomatic staff from iraq over what it describes as iranian threats. iran's foreign minister, mohammad javad zarif, told local media that he does not believe a war will break out in the region. tensions have been rising after the us's withdrawal from the iran nuclear deal last year. a woman's been arrested after a fire broke out on ilkley moor, in west yorkshire this morning.
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some roads were closed and, at its height around 50 firefighters tackled the blaze. the 48—year—old was arrested after members of the public reported a woman acting suspiciously near the fire. it comes a month after a huge blaze caused significant damage in the area. it's that time of the year. the final of the 64th eurovision song contest has got under way in tel aviv this evening, following israel's win last year. it's one of the world's longest—running tv talent shows, and the biggest. however, there's controversy this year, with dozens of artists calling for a boycott because of israel's treatment of the occupied palestinian territories. israel has condemned the boycott call and ultra—orthodoxjews have been holding their own protests. 0ur middle east correspondent tom bateman has more. the protesters have just headed down from an ultraorthodoxjewish neighbourhood here in jerusalem to this intersection. they're shouting the word
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sabbath in yiddish. this is all about their belief that eurovision is a desecration of the jewish holy day. thatjewish people in israel have been forced to work on the saturday, normally the national day of rest. as they head down here, the police have been trying to move them from this intersection, forcing them down this street here. there is a major shopping street. the protesters have now been driven to this intersection here. there are hotels here, it's a bit of a tourist area. there is now something of a stand—off. the protesters are driven back to the end of the street. the police were pursuing this man for quite some time. trying to detain him. they're still shouting that word, sabbath, in yiddish. the mounted police have been trying to drive them back. further down the street here is a main shopping street.
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lots of cafes. there are some young women making a protest of wearing their bras. they wanted to make a point about religious conservatism. the scale and size of this shows you what an issue this is in israel. the religious leaders and political leaders of these communities have been a part of the right—wing coalition government. a new government is to be formed and some of those leaders have said that this is an issue. they've delayed some coalition talks with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he's been forced to say that israel will maintain the status quo of its national religious day. for these protesters, though, it's not enough. they're really unhappy that eurovision is happening on this date at all. 0ne one group of many unhappy about the eurovision being in tel aviv. radio one newsbeat‘s steve holden is in tel aviv for us.
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it seems, over the last decades of eurovision, that there's always been a little bit of points giving, or not points giving, but in recent yea rs not points giving, but in recent years it has got more serious. we had eurovision in azerbaijan, concern over its human rights record and whether it should be held there, and whether it should be held there, and now israel as well, controversy about israel hosting it. is it distracting from what eurovision is about, a united europe?” distracting from what eurovision is about, a united europe? i wouldn't say so, israel is always going to have been a controversial host the protest have been very loud. there have been calls for a cultural boycott of israel. but in the bubble here, at the end of the day it is an entertainment show. the people who put on eurovision at every turn say
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that it put on eurovision at every turn say thatitis put on eurovision at every turn say that it is strictly nonpolitical, just enjoy the show. this is in the background. we are three songs into a show that's watched by millions of people. it's an entertainment event. who are those 200 million people who thoroughly enjoy eurovision? i'm not being cynical! you're from radio 1, are the 16—21 —year—olds enjoying the eurovision? is it going to continue for decades to come? i'd argue that it's getting younger and younger. eurovision is popular between four times more popularfor 16-24 between four times more popularfor 16—24 —year—olds than the normal programmes in this slot. at the moment the czech republic are performing in the background. they area performing in the background. they are a critically acclaimed group. i'd argue that in the uk, we have quite an outdated view of
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eurovision. talking to other countries, they are desperate to win, they send their best acts, with very slick production values, and there's a reason it is the most popular music event of this kind in the world. there is no other platform for new talent like it, really, not even the x factor giving you as big an audience. yeah and i'd say that with the uk, we always going to be cynical. 0ur entry is michael rice, singing a song called bigger than us, a kind of x factor winner's song. it comes down to the staging on the night. so much of the hypeis staging on the night. so much of the hype is created in the months towards the night. his staging isn't as good, i'd say, as some of the other acts. he's a great vocalist but comparing it to some of the spectacle... australia's entry is a lady on a bike, it looks incredible.
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we area lady on a bike, it looks incredible. we are a bit bland in comparison. until the uk takes it as seriously as other countries it will always be seen as as other countries it will always be seen as this kind ofjoke competition and not seen seriously. if the uk put in an act that is critically acclaimed, maybe there would be a different story. we'll let you get back to it. it looks fantastic, can't wait. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. are you on a bendy pole? no! hello again. it's been quite a lot cooler today for northern ireland and scotland compared with the weather we had yesterday. the main reason for that is the cloud and rain we've had for much of the afternoon. further south, showers breaking out, especially across central and eastern england. those showers will slowly fade away over the next few hours, so the weather becoming lastly dry overnight. some mist and fog patches around, especially for east anglia, the east midlands, and a few over these coast of scotland as well. for some of us, murky. not cold, temperatures 6—10.
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rain is still there across much of western scotland and northern ireland as we start the day on sunday. the rain will fizzle out and for many, a cloudy start to the day. it will brighten up with some sunshine. showers will get going, especially into the afternoon, some of them becoming heavy. one or two of them thundery, and slow—moving as well. notably over central and eastern parts of england. between the showers and sunshine, feeling warm across the north. highs in edinburgh, up to 16. that's your weather. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: australian prime minister, scott morrison, claims victory for his centre—right coalition government, in a shock result at the country's federal polls. tonight is not about me or it's not about even the liberal party. tonight is about every single
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australian who depends on their government to put them first. the shadow brexit secretary, sir keir starmer, says to break the brexit impasse, the government should commit to another referendum in the withdrawal agreement bill. prince william opens up about the pain he suffered after the death of his mother, diana, the princess of wales, in a bbc documentary about mental health. now on bbc news, why do so many rough sleepers continue to be trapped on the streets? wyre davies has following the lives of those sleeping rough in cardiff for bbc wales investigates.


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