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this is bbc news. the headlines: another huge protest in hong kong as tens of thousands march, despite a government climb—down on its extradition bill to mainland china. this is the scene live as protest leaders demand that the proposed law is permanently scrapped. backing for borisjohnson by the senior brexiteer, esther mcvey, who was knocked out of the conservative leadership race. the jailed british iranian woman nazanin zaghari—radcliffe begins a new hunger strike, as tehran formally protests about british claims that iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers. hundreds of people in lincolnshire are still unable to go back to their homes because of flooding —descibed by the environment agency
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as "unprecedented". president trump again denounces london's mayor, sadiq khan, over a series of violent deaths in the capital. britain's tyson fury defeats tom schwarz in las vegas, in the second round. fury is now promising to "hunt down" the wbc champion, deontay wilder. with the cricket world cup in full swing — we meet the ‘kings of kabul‘ — the afghan team transforming their lives through sport. that's in half an hour, on bbc news. tens of thousands of peope are protesting on the streets of hong kong over a controversial extradition bill, despite a government climb—down.
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hong kong's chief executive announced the plans had been suspended — but demonstrators are demanding it be completely scrapped. large crowds have gathered in the city's victoria square. tens of thousands of protesters are expected to take the protesters a re the protesters are worried that people accused of major crimes could be extradited to mainland china. so, thousands of people, many of them dressed in black, and some carrying white carnation flowers, and others holding banners saying "do not shooffi holding banners saying "do not shoot", that is following the violence that really rocked hong kong on wednesday in particular, when police fired rubber bullets and tear gas, and there were clashes with the demonstrators. the crowds
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have been cheering when the organisers called to loud tailors for the pro—beijing leader of hong kong, mrs lam, to step down. our china correspondent, stephen mcdonell is in hong kong — he sent us this update earlier. iam standing i am standing at the back of victoria park, where we initially came to film the cloud approaching. iam now came to film the cloud approaching. i am now surrounded by protesters, so we i am now surrounded by protesters, so we have yet another big turnout here in hong kong to try and finally defeat this proposal to allow for extradition to mainland china. this match comes despite a humiliating back down from hong kong's leader, mrs lam. she said for the moment at least, this proposal will be put on the back burner. but these protesters are saying that is not good enough. they want to cancelled altogether, and many are also calling for her to resign. they are blaming herfor calling for her to resign. they are
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blaming her for bringing calling for her to resign. they are blaming herfor bringing this calling for her to resign. they are blaming her for bringing this crisis in the first place. many people are wearing black and they are also carrying flowers and have white ribbons. that is, in part, a reflection of the tragic death of a protester, who last night was threatening to jump off a protester, who last night was threatening tojump off a building u nless threatening tojump off a building unless the extradition proposal was abandoned. rescue teams tried to help him but it went wrong, and he ended up falling and dying. and there is also the violence that we have seen on the streets, from the police, so it is a bit of a spirit of morning anyway, rather than a celebration, given that they have had quite a victory. it was not this large movement, there is no way that the hong kong government would have backed down. last week, mrs lam said she was pushing ahead with the proposal. for now, that proposal is not moving forward, but that is not good enough for these protesters,
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who have turned out in considerable numbers too much again in hong kong. that is our china correspondent in hong kong. former conservative leadership contender, esther mcvey has come out in support of borisjohnson. ms mcvey, who was eliminated in the first ballot, told the sunday telegraph she was backing mrjohnson because he had promised to deliver brexit by 31st october. meanwhile, another contender, michael gove, has won over the support of the scottish secretary, david mundell. earlier i spoke to nick eardley, our political correspondent — and i asked him to explain a bit more about why esther mcvey is supporting boris johnson. i don't think it is a huge surprise that she has got behind boris johnson, as another brexiteer, someone johnson, as another brexiteer, someone she has been close to fairly politically. she only got nine fights, so some of her supporters will follow suit. —— votes. more broadly, i think we are starting to see people from different wings of
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the party also concludes that boris johnson isjust the man the party also concludes that boris johnson is just the man who the party also concludes that boris johnson isjust the man who is going to win, and the man who can deliver on this. it is really interesting, speaking to conservatives over the weekend, some from different wings of the party, whojust weekend, some from different wings of the party, who just say we need to get behind somebody and we need to get behind somebody and we need to get behind somebody and we need to get on and deliver this. so the big question is, is there anyone who has a hope in hell of getting anywhere near borisjohnson in this contest? tonight we will see them in a channel for debate, trying to make the case. they were all at a hustings yesterday for tory activists, all insisting that there should not be a coronation, that they are still in the race and they are determined to get on with this. borisjohnson is are determined to get on with this. boris johnson is miles are determined to get on with this. borisjohnson is miles in front. in terms of the debates, one tonight and another on the bbc next week, which borisjohnson will be taking pa rt which borisjohnson will be taking part in. that's right. tonight he will have five of the six remaining candidates, everyone except boris
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johnson. there is another round of dating of tory mps on tuesday. a much higher threshold this time —— voting on tory mps. three or four will stay in, and they will then be pa rt will stay in, and they will then be part of the bbc debate on tuesday night, which boris johnson part of the bbc debate on tuesday night, which borisjohnson will take pa rt night, which borisjohnson will take part in. the process then continues over wednesday, potentially into thursday, where they will be more ballot of tory mps to get down to the last two. they will eliminate one in every round. at that point, it goes to 160,000 conservative members, who are going to pick the next prime minister. if it is a race for second place, who is most likely to get that second place that would put them on the ballot for the wider conservative party membership? you we re conservative party membership? you were mentioning that david mundell, the scottish secretary, and also the northern ireland secretary have both come out for michael gove. his
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momentum has been snapping away since those revelations about his cocaine use when he was younger. jeremy hunt is the frontrunner to be second. sajid javid hopes that he can have some sort of pincer movement, come up can have some sort of pincer movement, come up the middle and win votes from both sides to get that second place. the former brexit secretary dominic raab is struggling because he is a brexiteer as well. most of those are now going com pletely most of those are now going completely towards boris johnson. most of those are now going completely towards borisjohnson. it is all to play for. these tory leadership race is, we have sat here in the past and speculated over it being a done deal, and it has turned out to be far from that. but boris johnson has been gallivanting down the road, he is a long way ahead, and it is a hard job to catch him. iran has complained to britain's ambassador in the country after the uk government accused it of involvement in the attacks on two oil tankers in the gulf of oman. the iranian authorities deny being involved. amid the growing tensions,
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the british—iranian woman jailed in tehran for spying, nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, has begun a new hunger strike. she denies any wrongdoing. simonjones reports. outside the iranian embassy in london, a lone tent symbolising the growing tensions between the uk and tehran. the husband of nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe camping outside the building to try to make his voice heard. his wife remains injail following her arrest at tehran airport, after visiting her family three years ago, accused of being a spy, which she has always denied. we are camping out in solidarity with nazanin, she has gone on hunger strike in iran. we can't see that, but we said if she was going on hunger strike we would do it here. obviously you can see me, and i am doing it in front of the iranian embassy. nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe's case is intricately connected with the difficult relationship
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between the uk and iran, which has just become even more tense. london has accused tehran of being behind attacks on two oil tankers in the gulf of oman, one of the world's busiest waterways. iran says that isn't true, making its displeasure known in a meeting with the ambassador. jeremy hunt, who met mr ratcliffe yesterday, as said compassion should be shown to nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe to allow her to return home to her family. for her husband and his supporters the wait continues, with no response yet from the iranian authorities. simonjones had this update for us from the iranian embassy earlier. well, richard ratcliffe has spent his first night in the tent behind me outside the iranian embassy. it has been pretty cold, it has also
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been pretty uncomfortable, but he says he will remain here on a hunger strike himself while his wife continues with her hunger strike overin continues with her hunger strike over in tehran. let's talk now to richard ratcliffe. what are you i have been —— what are you hoping to achieve? nazanin zaghari-ratcliffe is on hunger strike to make it clear enough is enough. myjob is to show solidarity with her. 0bviously, enough is enough. myjob is to show solidarity with her. obviously, the one thing i would like is for the ambassador to get in and visit her, check she is ok, and check i can get a visa to visit her and gabriella after three long years. you are standing outside the doors of the embassy. it is quite a protest literally on their doorstep. have you heard anything from them? no, we will see what happens on monday. typically, they are not keen to respond directly to us, but we will see as the days unfold. in terms of the growing tensions between london
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and tehran, obviously london accusing iran of being behind attacks on tankers, which iran has denied, but this cannot help the case when you are trying to plead to iran to show some compassion. certainly, tensions make it harder to solve our case, and this could be another tense moment. hopefully things will calm down. partly, our story for the past three years and have lots of moments that are not convenient, so wejust have lots of moments that are not convenient, so we just keep going. for the foreign office, it is quite a difficult balancing act in some way. on the one hand, they are sending out a strong message to iran that what you are doing, what they believe iran is doing in terms of the attacks is not acceptable, but on the other hand you have the foreign secretary yesterday saying show a bit of heart, release nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe. show a bit of heart, release nazanin zaghari-ratcliffe. yes, it is definitely a tightrope they have to walk in diplomacy is not easy, particularly with someone like iran and the history with a run for the uk. but i want to make it clear, she is innocent, she needs to come home
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and it is iran ‘s gift to sell. is innocent, she needs to come home and it is iran 's gift to sell. do you think that their new prime minister might make a difference? yes, we are watching closely to see who becomes prime minister. we have written to all of the candidates to ask them to take up the issue. we will be following that up. thank you for joining will be following that up. thank you forjoining us. the protest will continue here today. there will be a vigil later on richard ratcliffe continuing to sleep in that tent behind me for the coming few days. police drone operators have worked through the night to monitor flood levels in a lincolnshire town where nearly 600 people have been evacuated from their homes. some residents in wainfleet were left with up to a metre of water in their homes when the river steeping burst its banks after two months worth of rainfal fell in just two days. the raf was called in, bringing bags of ballast to shore up the banks but levels have continued to rise, in a situation the environment agency says is unprecedented.
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us president donald trump has once again taken to twitter to criticise mayor of london sadiq khan. retweeting a post from right wing commentator katie hopkins, he said yesterday "london needs a new mayor asap. "khan is a disaster — will only get worse!" mr trump later followed it up with another post saying: "he is a national disgrace who is destroying "the city of london!" the president's comments came after five attacks in london in less than 2a hours left three men dead and three others injured. with me now is brian klaas, assistant professor in global politics at university college london and a columnist for the washington post. this is something of a feud that rambles on and on. yes, trump and sadiq khan have had a twitter spat for some time now, but he is
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amplifying katie hopkins, his view is quite an extreme right—wing vigour. her tweet had serious anti—muslim bigotry embedded into it, so it is another of his long—standing feuds led on top of mrs lam ‘s long—standing animosity. —— trump. it almost looks like an obsession with sadik khan. he is mayor of london, an important figure, but you wonder why the president of the us is to the devoting so much time to attacking him it is a usefulfoilfor his base because the most obvious explanation isa because the most obvious explanation is a right—wing one. because the most obvious explanation is a right-wing one. he has made pa rt is a right-wing one. he has made part of his platform being anti—muslim bigotry. in december 2015, trump literally said we should ban all muslims from entering the us. it is an extremely far right
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position to have. this foil of sadiq khan is useful for position to have. this foil of sadiq khan is usefulfor him position to have. this foil of sadiq khan is useful for him politically as he heads into the twenty20 election campaign. it is important we don't lose sight of how unacceptable it is too mainstream these comments. katie hopkins has compared migrants to cockroaches. she has used dehumanising language. for the president of the us to retweet some of these, it is a very dangerous territory to wade into. when you say it appeals to his base, how much support do you think he has at the moment? he is one of the most unpopular president in us history, but he has a very steady pace. he has wavered between 3a, 30 5% at lowest, to about 45% at its highest. that is a narrow band. it is also poor numbers if you are hoping to get re—elected. normally you want to have at least 50% support heading into an election campaign. president
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trump is weak and some of the key state he needs to win next year. if i was his advisers, i would be worried about his popularity. although, it all depends on who runs against him. that is right to a point, but this election will be unusual in that the people who have decided they don't like president trump have decided that, they cannot be persuaded. nobody has been exposed to him for the last 2.5 yea rs exposed to him for the last 2.5 years and so they are still making up years and so they are still making up their mind on him. i don't think he will wind many voters over in the next 18 months of the campaign. no matter who the candidate is, they will be people he will say i would just vote against him, and that is unusual. but this tactic of using tweets to say striking comments, this has become a hallmark of president trump. it is almost, you forget how unusual it is for an
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american president to be on social media to wake up in the morning and put out the first thing that comes into his head. this is part of his presidency, information and scandal overlaid. with trump, it is not something we even talk about anymore, but if you look at his twitter feed, will spend anymore, but if you look at his twitterfeed, will spend hours tweeting about fox news that he watches regularly and reacting it in real time. it used to be that this was the hardest job real time. it used to be that this was the hardestjob in the world and people were losing sleep over the fa ct people were losing sleep over the fact they were working constantly, and yet you have these tweets that are responses to tv programmes for hourfor hour are responses to tv programmes for hour for hour after are responses to tv programmes for hourfor hour after hour, are responses to tv programmes for hour for hour after hour, amplifying people who are conspiracy theorists... his supporters would probably say, at least you are hearing his opinions all the time. you might not always like them, but he is sharing what he thinks, sometimes on an hourly basis, with the whole world. it is a stretch to say that is a benefit, when you have
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the business of governing at hand. he is responsible for the livelihoods of all americans, but also international crises. you are saying he has better things to do. he does. thank you forjoining us this morning. the headlines on bbc news: another huge protest in hong kong as tens of thousands march — despite a government climb—down on its extradition bill to mainland china. backing for borisjohnson by the senior brexiteer, esther mcvey, who was knocked out of the conservative leadership race. the jailed british iranian woman nazanin zaghari—radcliffe begins a new hunger strike — as tehran protests about british claims that iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers. sport, and now a full round up,
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from the bbc sport centre. tyson fury put on a show for the american boxing public as he made quick work of the previously undefeated heavyweight tom schwartz. he entered the ring wearing the american stars and stripes on his shorts, and played using a classy display to stop the german fighter in the second round. let's not get carried away. i got lucky tonight and i put on a good show. i am lucky tonight and i put on a good show. iam not lucky tonight and i put on a good show. i am not going to look into it too much. i was happy with the way things went. but i did need to put ona things went. but i did need to put on a show tonight. it was proper american experience, i loved every minute of it. meanwhile, josh warrington retained his world featherweight title with a split decision points win against the
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british rival in leeds. gamma had frustrated the champion throughout the fight, grappling to kill any real flow, but warrington did the fight, grappling to kill any realflow, but warrington did enough to edge it and he hopes that will be his last fight in his home city before a potential unification fight in the us. justin rose will go into the final round of the us open later, just one shot off the lead. topping the leaderboard still is the american gary woodland, he will begin the day 11 under par at pebble beach. rose, his 2013 us when remains his only victory, is breathing down his neck. he moved to ten under after another impressive round in california. rory mcavoy is five shots off the lead. i am not chasing, i am so close to gary, i need to play my game tomorrow and i think it will be dictated by the pin placement and the weather tomorrow as to how aggressive you can be and what it
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will take to win. i make no predictions tonight on what tomorrow is going to feel like. i willjust assess it in the morning. is going to feel like. i willjust assess it in the morninglj is going to feel like. i willjust assess it in the morning. i have been very pleased with howl assess it in the morning. i have been very pleased with how i have played all week. i felt for the most pa rt played all week. i felt for the most part today i did the right things, andl part today i did the right things, and i need to do more holes, and get more out of the round tomorrow than idid more out of the round tomorrow than i did today. you know, and expecting the conditions to be similar, but i can see the course getting firmer and faster and can see the course getting firmer and fasterand being can see the course getting firmer and faster and being a touch trickier. the scotland goalkeeper lee alexander has given her views about whether the gold in women's football should be reduced. she spoke ahead of her side ‘s final world cup game against argentina on wednesday, and responded to the views of the chelsea boss who wrote an article suggesting smaller goals would be beneficial. i disagree, i think if we are looking to go to an even playing field, just take away the fa ct playing field, just take away the fact you reduce the size of goals.
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of course i would like to be six feet tall, but genetics has not given me that, so i have to work harder on all aspects of my game. if you ask all goalkeepers in women's football, some will make the top corner said, some weight. that is all the sport for now. you can listen to india against pakistan at the cricket world cup on bbc radio five live sports extra. you can also follow highlights on the bbc sport website. more in the next hour. one of the biggest rivalries in sport will be renewed today, when india play pakistan in the cricket world cup. the match at old trafford, in manchester is expected to attract a global television audience of one billion —— if the weather relents.
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weather forecasters are warning of whether delaying or even interrupting the game. first of all, our correspondent is in delhi. this is huge, isn't it? as big a cricket game as they come. how excited are people there, where you are? here in india and across the subcontinent, cricket is like a religion. people are obsessed with this game. of course, this match between india and pakistan is hotly anticipated, not least because in many ways sports please into politics. i have long been tensions between the two neighbours which have escalated in recent months after a suicide attack on indian soldiers in indian
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administered kashmir. things have, of course, cooled down on the political front, but to some people i have spoken to, this cricket match means war. they take this match very, very seriously. although the indian captaina very, very seriously. although the indian captain a few days ago said that when they go onto the pitch, this is all about cricket, and in many ways, others say this is one way it can bring the two nations together. is it fair to say that in almost every home around the country, people are going to be watching this game, or on big screens, as where you are? yes, it is really hot here, we are in the middle of a heatwave. we are talking about the weather here in delhi and across north india, but of course where you are in the uk, everyone has been talking about the rain. the indian news channels here have been going wall—to—wall, leading their coverage today on this cricket match. they have been hosting discussions and people asking, why doesn't 0ld
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discussions and people asking, why doesn't old trafford have a roof like wimbledon? people up in arms about the fact that this match may not actually go ahead, but as you can here in the background, we are beside a big screen. as the afternoon progresses, people will start to fill the stadium. we are at a shopping centre, and i think when the weather cools down, people will start to leave their houses, so we will have more coverage with some of the indian found throughout the afternoon from here. thank you, from delhi. now, you are in islamabad. exactly the same in pakistan, cricket is quite a religion. how excited are people there today? absolutely, there is a lot of excitement about this game. it has been the most talked about subject on twitter. i am also at a big screen, which has been put up at a cricket ground in
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the centre of islamabad. there is not anyone else here, because it is extremely hot right now. as the day goes on, and the temperature drops, we are expecting people to come. there is a lot of excitement about this game. the prime minister, head south of course a former cricketing hero, has been talking about the match, offering the current team advice on tactics, and telling them not to let the pressure...” advice on tactics, and telling them not to let the pressure... i think we have lost our connection. there is huge pressure on the pakistan team, especially when your prime minister is a former cricketer. if you can still hear me, one more question. 0ur correspondent in delhi talked about the politics. of course, india and pakistan have gone to war several times over recent decades. how important is this as a matter of pride? it is notjust a cricket match, is it? absolutely.
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pakistan and india match always come with a political connotation, and this is the first game between the two since that flare—up in tensions between them in february. we saw cross—border air strikes by both countries, so that really adds to the significance of this game. when you speak to ordinary people here in pakistan, most people see as the macro cricket as a way to unite these nations, rather than further divide. there is an element of once in bragging rights. there is a lot of bragging that goes on on social media... we have lost him again. it is not a great line to islamabad, surrey. andy is in manchester. the key question is, how is the weather? well, the good news at the moment is it is not raining. anyone who has beenin it is not raining. anyone who has been in manchester for the last week, knows that is a rare occurrence. there are some showers hmmfi
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occurrence. there are some showers forecast later this afternoon, so we may have some interruptions. fingers crossed, we should get some sort of game here today. we just had the national anthems inside 0ld game here today. we just had the national anthems inside old trafford behind me. just to give you an idea, there were more than 800,000 ticket applications this match. they could have sold out 0ld applications this match. they could have sold out old trafford 30 times. that gives you an indication as to how much excitement there is in this match. in terms of what might happen on the field, into other favourites. they have not lost yet so far in this tournament. they have arguably the best batsmen in the world. most of the pakistani fans expected before the match, they were not particularly optimistic about their chances. they have won just one of theirfour chances. they have won just one of their four games so far. the good news for them is that pakistan have won the toss, and they are bowling. they feel that will give them the best chance of winning this game. and they proved against england
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earlier in the tournament, they are a real force to be reckoned with on their day. pakistan fans will be hoping that it is one of their good days. the match is due to get under way in the next few minutes. thank you. let's hope the weather is kind. it is going to be very exciting, and interesting to see what happens. clear skies across the uk, but in the last few hours, the clouds have been rolling in off the atlantic, and with that, some showers. the showers have been moving through the south—western parts of england, wales, some in the north—west of the country as well. the showers could bring some thunder, lightning and some hail, and also gusty winds at the time, particularly around the
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