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you're watching bbc news at nine with me, rachel schofield — the headlines: the us military says it's building a coalition to protect commercial shipping in the gulf after the royal navy intervened to shield a british tanker from iranian forces. cracking down on online paedophiles — police are to trial artificial intelligence to speed up analysis of child abuse images. theresa may warns that the next conservative leader must put public service before personal ambition as the two candidates appear in a bbc debate later. residents of new orleans are urged to leave the city or take shelter as a powerful tropical storm bears down on the louisiana coast. the american r&b star r kelly has been arrested in chicago on federal sex crime charges — according to the us attorney's office.
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troubled travel operator thomas cook begins rescue talks with banks and its largest shareholder. and england's netballers start their world cup campaign tonight with a match against uganda in liverpool. good morning and welcome to the bbc news at nine. the american military says it's trying to put together a coalition to protect commercial shipping in the gulf after the royal navy had to intervene to help a british tanker which was being confronted by iranian vessels. the foreign secretaryjeremy hunt has promised to reverse cuts to the size of the royal navy if he becomes prime minister.
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rising tensions with iran have led to uk merchant vessels being placed on the highest security alert near the strait of hormuz. on one side are the arab states, including a number of key allies. on the other, iran. between them, the strait of hormuz — at its narrowest point, it's only 21 miles across. but in total, a fifth of the world's oil exports are squeezed through this tiny corridor. so any disruption there affects global oil supplies, and as a result prices. here's our north america correspondent peter bowes. the plan is to put together a coalition of nations providing military escorts to commercial shipping in the gulf. the us navy's fifth fleet said it was working closely with the royal navy as well as regional and global partners to preserve and defend the freedom of navigation. on wednesday, three iranian boats
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tried to block a british—flagged tanker passing through the strait of hormuz. donald trump's nomination to become chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, the most senior officer in the us armed forces, said the intention was to move quickly with a joint effort. freedom of navigation is a fundamental principle and a norm for the international order, it has been in place for seven decades and we have a crucial role to enforce that norm. so what we're trying to do with the coalition to put that together in terms of providing military naval escort to commercial shipping may be an important factor and i think that will develop over the next few weeks. the tension with iran has risen because of crippling economic sanctions which donald trump imposed on the country after the us pulled out of the deal to prevent tehran from building a nuclear weapon. like the united states, britain and france both maintain a constant naval presence in the gulf. neither country has confirmed it is discussing plans to form a coalition with the us
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to escort tankers. martin lanni was in the royal navy for many years — including as liaison officer to the us fifth fleet in bahrain in 2016 — he told radio 4's the today programme what that cooperation might look like. i think in practice, it means business as usual in everyday terms. the british fleet and the uk maritime component command are both co—located in bahrain, in the same naval base, in fact, and they work hand in glove on a daily basis with the combined maritime forces that are already out there. 30—odd nations actually contribute to some extent to some of that maritime security operation. so i think it's easy to try and read more into that than probably can be taken. but the subtle difference now, i suppose, is that while we have often had the convoy—type protection in the gulf of aden, you have to go back to the 1980s to see a similar thing protecting shipping coming in and out of the straits of hormuz. it's combined, though, with what the white house's nominee
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to become chairman of the us joint chiefs of staff, general mark milley, has said that washington's attempting to put together a coalition to provide military and naval escort to commercial shipping, which doesn't sound like business as usual. i think that's a factor of interpretation, mishal. the freedom of navigation is an international law and i think it's reasonable that nation states will protect their own vessels wherever possible. we've talked about how constrained the shipping lanes are, but it's still a fairly long piece of water space to protect. the only way to realistically do that is in cooperation with your allies. so it's probably a sensible move in the event that they need to transition to taking a more active stance on protecting shipping. let's speak now to guy platten, secretary general of the international chamber of shipping,
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give us a sense of what a vital route for trade this area is. yes, it's a vital strategic waterway. 10,000 vessels go through every year and about 19 million barrels of oil. it isa and about 19 million barrels of oil. it is a key bit of water space. and with this recent incident, how concerning is that to your members? we are deeply concerned about the incident, notjust the one a couple of days ago, but also the one last month and the one before that. it is a small number of incidents against the 10,000 vessels that go through safely every year, but we are still concerned. it is important for the free flow of world trade. it is enshrined in international law and it does need to be upheld by all member states. and with the security
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setting for uk merchant vessels now being on the highest level, what does that mean in practical terms for merchant vessels passing through that area? we regularly issue guidance to merchant vessels of all flags. you need to co—operate closely with your own flag state, in this case the uk flag, and follow their advice. but every ship will have a security plan. there are additional precautions you can take, from posting extra lookouts to making sure your watertight integrity is as good as it can be, and also planning your transit. there are various measures you can put in place and we issue guidance 0h put in place and we issue guidance ona put in place and we issue guidance on a regular basis to shipping companies and shippers macros brilliant —— ships” cruise as well. the biggest additional finance brilliant —— ships” cruise as well. the biggest additionalfinance is insurance. because you are now
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entering into an area where you need to inform your insurer is that you are entering, and that will result in significant additional premiums. after the events of last month, they quadrupled the premium you needed. it has come down a bit since then, but it is still a significant premium. insurance companies will keep the whole situation under co nsta nt keep the whole situation under constant review. what are your thoughts about the being talked about this morning, with the military in the us talking about building a coalition to protect allied ships, and jeremy saying perhaps the royal navy presents needs to be looked at again, jeremy hunt? we have seen that countries coming together has helped with the threat of somali piracy. so we want to make sure the coalition does achieve that freedom of navigation
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to be able to trade smoothly and safely in these waters. guy platten from the international chamber of shipping, thank you very much. the home secretary, sajid javid, has given his backing to the police in their trials of facial recognition software, which is designed to help spot suspects in public places. mrjavid was speaking at the launch of new computer technology which makes use of artificial intelligence to speed up analysis of child abuse images. our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw, reports. a unique glimpse inside scotland ya rd's digital investigation department. this is where computers, smartphones and memory sticks are brought for analysis to provide evidence in the most complex crimes. these components are being repaired in the electronics lab. they are from a phone seized during a murder enquiry. scientists can restore phones thrown into water, set on fire or stamped on.
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but it's painstaking work and there are lengthy delays. the problem for police is that there are so many devices, it's taking too long to gather all the evidence, around four months on average. so new techniques are being introduced to speed up the process. soi so i have started off and it should find something relatively quickly. there you go. a match in seconds. the new technology, shown to the home secretary, will help police scan for images of child abuse. it'll take 30 minutes to examine a hard drive, compared to 2a hours now. it should also make it easier to identify victims. you could describe it as a game changer in that it means that more of the victims will be protected. but also, just as importantly, more of these vile paedophiles will be caught and taken through the courts and this will be presented as evidence and i hope more will be locked up behind bars where they belong. another benefit is that
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investigators will not have to spend so long looking at images of abuse because artificial intelligence would do it for them. controversially, ai is also being used to help police spot suspects in public places. the technology is called facial recognition and the home secretary said police had his backing to try it out. theresa may has said that whoever succeeds her as prime minister must be more interested in public service than power. she made the comments in an interview with the daily mail as the final two contenders, boris johnson and jeremy hunt, prepare to set out their stalls on a special bbc programme tonight. the postal ballot for conservative party members will close in ten days. our political correspondent chris masonjoins us from westminster. you have been leafing through the daily mail, we caught you at it. what has the prime minister had to say? yes, here is the interview with
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the prime minister that the daily mail have done today. it tells you something about where she sits in the news pecking order. it is on page ten of the paper. as you say, she has some spiky observations. she doesn't mention boris johnson she has some spiky observations. she doesn't mention borisjohnson or jeremy hunt by name, but hazard a guess at who she might be referring to when she said this. let's show you this key quote from the interview. she also goes onto say that she is pretty cheesed off that there has been all this talk in the leadership race amongst the various candidates that they are going to get better dealfrom the eu. she makes the observation that the eu said the deal is done and they are not going
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to reopen the withdrawal agreement. she also sports, in this interview, a necklace that she says was sent by some ladies from wiltshire she. she reflect on the fact that she has had quite a mailbag of people expressing sympathy for her political plight. she also talks about setting up an office to explore deep—rooted injustices in society. this was one of her big pictures when she arrived in downing street with that speech she gave on the downing street, the words of which were framed and put up words of which were framed and put up in words of which were framed and put upina words of which were framed and put up in a room just inside the door of downing street for much of her time in office. so she is returning to that as she leaves. that agenda was of course pretty much drowned out by the noise of brexit during her time in office. so the prime minister is having a bit of subtle rb —— argy—bargy, but labour are having trouble with a different topic? totally different. this is all about what has happened since that
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panorama programme into allegations of anti—semitism was on the telly the other night. we now have this slanging match, frankly, between jennie formby, the leader of the party behind the scenes, the general secretary of the labour party, and tom watson, the deputy leader. tom watson was on the today programme on radio four yesterday and was pretty spiky himself about the leadership and aboutjennie formby. we have now had this exchange of letters between the two of them, which have helpfully been published. tom watson wrote tojennie helpfully been published. tom watson wrote to jennie formby yesterday and there was a reply from jennie formby last night, very striking. she said, you consistently abuse your considerable platform to denigrate any progress that has been made. you are producing my reputation and publicly attacking me when you know iam publicly attacking me when you know i am undergoing chemotherapy. she acknowledges that there is a real problem in the labour party around anti—semitism, but she accuses tom watson of being complicit in creating a perception that
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anti—semitism is more prevalent in the labour party than in wider society. this is deeply irresponsible for the deputy leader ofa irresponsible for the deputy leader of a party which seeks to be in government. if you're wondering why tom watson hasn't been fired, given how outspoken he has been, he can't be because being deputy leader of the labour party is an elected position. he has his own mandate, independent ofjeremy corbyn. so he has this platform, asjeremy formby ——jennie has this platform, asjeremy formby —— jennie formby describes it. has this platform, asjeremy formby ——jennie formby describes it. and they can't do anything about it other than write him spiky letters which are published and allow this slanging match to be aired publicly. we have all been saying, we didn't know that. chris mason, bring us added value, as ever. we'll have the andrew neil interviews with borisjohnson and jeremy hunt in full tonight on the bbc news channel at 7 — followed by reaction and analysis
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from our reality check team at 8. four british people in a group of foreign teachers and students have been arrested in eastern china. at least some of those being held are from an international language school, education first. police injiangsu province said all 16 foreigners had tested positive for illegal drug use. our china correspondent stephone mcdonnell is following the story. four britons were amongst 16 foreigners, all language teachers or language students who have been netted in this drug sweep injiangsu province. police say they were acting on a tip and conducted a raid and they all failed a drug test. that doesn't mean they had drugs in their possession or that they were buying or selling them, it means they had elicit substances in their bloodstream. —— illicit substances. in china, it doesn't matter if you we re in china, it doesn't matter if you were in colorado, smoking marijuana,
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where it is completely legal, last week. if you return to china and faila week. if you return to china and fail a drugs test, bad luck, you are busted. i have seen these tests take place. the police will go into a bar and say to everybody inside, you must give a urine sample on the spot. they hold up to the light. if the crystals change colour, you go directly to a police van and then to a detention centre, which is effectively a jail, where you are held for two or three weeks. and then you are told to leave the country. you lose yourjob and you can't return to china the next several years. and i imagine that thatis several years. and i imagine that that is exactly what will happen to these four britons. stephen, thank you very much. a man is being questioned by detectives investigating the killing of a heavily pregnant woman and her baby in south london. the 25—year—old was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday. kelly mary fauvrelle, who was 26, was stabbed at her house
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in thornton heath last month. her son, who was delivered by paramedics after the attack, died a few days later. at least 35 people have been injured after severe turbulence on an air canda flight which was forced to make an emergency landing. the boeing 777 aircraft, from vancouver to sydney, hit trouble around two hours beyond hawaii and diverted back to the capital honolulu. the aircraft was carrying 269 passengers and 15 crew members. the headlines on bbc news... the us military says its building a coalition to protect commercial shipping in the gulf after the royal navy intervened to shield a british tanker from iranian forces. cracking down on online paedophiles — police are to trial artificial intelligence to speed up analysis of child abuse images. theresa may warns that the next conservative leader must put public service before personal ambition — as the two candidates are questioned in a bbc programme later.
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in sport, england will travel to lord's on sunday for their first cricket world cup final in 27 years, after thrashing rivals australia at edgbaston. the first game of the netball world cup is up and running, with northern ireland, england and scotla nd with northern ireland, england and scotland all playing later on day one in liverpool. and 11 years on from their last meeting at wimbledon, rafael nadal and roger federer meet again in this year's semifinals later today. more on those stories just after 9.30. thomas cook is in talks with a chinese investor about a possible rescue deal for the troubled holiday company. the travel operator confirmed it was in advanced discussions with fosun, which owns club med and wolverhampton football club. if the deal goes through, fosun would control the package holiday part of thomas cook and would have a minority stake in the company's airline.
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our business correspondent katie prescott is here. so fosun, the chinese travel company, is saying it will put £750 million into thomas cook, along with other creditors. on thomas cook's side, that allows the company to keep going. it has been struggling in recent years. the bank citigroup said recently that its shares are actually worthless. on the fosun side, it brings them closer to learning from thomas cook a's expertise and bringing that to the growing chinese market. i spoke to the chief executive, peter fankhauser, this morning. i wouldn't say he was bouncing off the walls about the deal. he was pragmatic and said it is not ideal, but to keep trading, that was the important point. the share price this morning has dropped a0%. the reason for that is that if you think of a company
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like a is that if you think of a company likea cake, is that if you think of a company like a cake, in doing this deal, they have chopped it up further said that the current shareholders have less of the cake. that is why we have seen the share price drop. and holiday season is nearly upon us. people watching this may feel concerned. what are thomas cook saying about people who have summer bookings with them? they say things should continue as usual. they have not said what might happen to employees at the company. but the chief executive was positive that this does allow them to keep trading in the way they have done. this says a lot about the different holiday markets around the world. chinese tourists are responsible for a fifth of global tourism spend. that is where the boom is in the travel industry. whereas here in europe, it's a difficult market to make money in. we are very price sensitive. the costs for thomas cook, like hotels and oil, are going up cook, like hotels and oil, are going up and their margins are being squeezed. so this deal aligns them more closely with the east and away from what they have said are very
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challenging conditions here. and given the challenges faced by the industry as a whole, are we seeing other companies getting twitchy? are we going to see a change in how the market looks to british consumers? it is interesting, because the chief executive said to me this morning that research shows that people are still using travel operators. we all could go online and book our own bespoke holiday, but he said the travel business is still there. but with those squeezed margins, the future for them does seem to be away from europe. thanks very much. the mayor of new orleans has warned that a tropical storm moving towards the coast of louisiana could bring 48 hours of continuous rain. storm barry could become a hurricane when it makes landfall. residents have been warned to seek shelter or leave new orleans. the low—lying city was devastated by hurricane katrina in 2005.
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the region has already been saturated by days of heavy rain, as our correspondent sophie long reports. the streets of new orleans were turned into rivers by the thunderstorms and flash floods of barry's warm up act. a state of emergency across louisiana is already in place as people await the main event. as the storm creeps towards the coast, it is growing in intensity. forecasters predict it could reach hurricane strength, just in time to strike land late friday or early on saturday. residents of new orleans, who are no strangers to storms or hurricanes, are making the relevant preparations, stocking up on water and emergency supplies. while it is uncertain what the impact will be, we will be affected and we need to be prepared and we are prepared to respond. this doesn'tjust mean the city of new orleans by itself. it means all of our
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residents as well. the main concern is the already—swollen mississippi river. if a storm surge, predicted to move up from the gulf of mexico, pushes water levels over 20 feet, it could overwhelm the levees protecting the city. people here know what the consequences of that could be. no—one has forgotten the devastation left by hurricane katrina in 2005, which claimed more than 1,800 lives. as officials warn of extreme rain and flooding, people across louisiana brace themselves for the first atlantic hurricane of 2019. the r&b singer r kelly has been arrested in chicago the united states attorney's office said the 13 count indictment included charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice. r kelly is already awaiting trial in chicago on a raft of state sexual assault and abuse charges.
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some of the alleged victims were underage at the time. he has pleaded not guilty on all counts. our correspondent leigh milner joins me. what can you tell us about these latest arrests ? what can you tell us about these latest arrests? 13 charges, including child abuse images and obstruction of justice. including child abuse images and obstruction ofjustice. that is according to the us attorney's office in chicago. looking at this list, there is quite a number of charges already against him. in february he was charged with ten cou nts february he was charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. in may he was charged with 11 more sexual offences relating to sexual assault and abuse of a miner aged between 13 and 16 years old. he pleaded not guilty to all of theirs last month. r kelly already stood trial in 2008 for sexual offences and he was acquitted of child pornography by a jury. many people will think there has been a lot around r kelly for a long time. how
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long has this been going on? about two decades, right from the beginning of his career. as you say, r kelly is a very well known r&b singer and songwriter. he sold more than 75 million records, making him the most successful r&b male artist of the 1990s. it seems as though if this dates right back from when he started his career. earlier this year we saw the six part series called surviving r kelly, which detailed stories about him pursuing teenage girls. he denies that. you might remember the interview he did on cbs with gayle king in march, when he got a bit passionate about his response. he said he was fighting for his life. so he denies all the allegations. more charges on top of the ones he is already facing, which makes about 30. we tried to contact r kelly's representatives, but we are still waiting for a response. thanks. here
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is what is coming up on the victor adoption programme. a damning report says the police shot dead anthony grainger on misleading evidence. the judge criticised greater manchester police for a catastrophic series of failings and errors. his partner gail has said his death could and should have been prevented. we will talk to her after 10.30 on bbc two, the bbc news channel and online. time for a look at the weather. we have had quite a few heavy showers over the last few days, but things quietened down as we go into the weekend. still a few showers in the forecast, but for many of us, there will be dry weather with sunny spells. the focus of the showers today will be across eastern scotland, down the eastern side of england. they could be on the heavy
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side. but for many, dry with sunny spells. more clout in northern ireland and western scotland. tonight, we continue with a few showers before they slowly fade away and into tomorrow morning, there will be clear spells, overnight temperatures getting down to 1a degrees. over the weekend, the risk of one or two showers down the spine of one or two showers down the spine of the uk, but for many, it will be a dry day with sunny spells. temperatures will be rising in the west. but on sunday, for most of us it is dry, with some sunshine.
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hello this is bbc news with rachel schofield. the headlines... the us military says its building a coalition to protect commercial shipping in the gulf
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after the royal navy intervened to shield a british tanker from iranian forces. a new tool in the fight against online paedophiles — police trial artificial intelligence to speed up analysis of child abuse images. theresa may warns that the next conservative leader must put public service before personal ambition as the two candidates are questioned in a bbc programme later. giant waterspouts and torrential rain as storm barry lashes the louisiana coast — residents of new orleans are urged to leave the city or take shelter. and the american r&b star r kelly has been arrested in chicago on federal sex crime charges — according to the us attorney's office. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. let's start with the us,
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because as we've been hearing, new orleans has declared a state of emergency and is bracing itself, as experts warn tropical storm barry is set to turn into a hurricane over the weekend. the city has already been hit by severe flooding, with threats of a further ten to 15 inches of rain along the louisiana coast. us meteorologist meredith garofalo has been speaking to bbc breakfast about the scale of what is approaching, and the possible dangers. the problem here is we have a very slow—moving tropical storm, and this, over the last couple of days, has really strengthened. and so we're now starting to see it grow, and in the coming days the biggest concerns that we are going to have, as you just heard in that report, it's going to notjust be freshwater flooding from rain but also saltwater flooding from the gulf of mexico. that's going to bring in some storm surge, and with storm surge getting at about six feet high. so think about somebody who's six feet tall,
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that is how high the water is expected to get as that water moves in along the coastline, so that's going to be a concern in the coming days. but i think my biggest concern is that we are looking at seeing her around two feet of water possible in some areas before all is done with this storm system. people will immediately be thinking back to 2005 and what happened then. is new orleans, for example, is it better protected than it was previously? absolutely. as we move forward in time and we learn from previous storms, that's always going to help us better prepare for the next storm. the difference between katrina and tropical storm barry that we have right now is this is a smaller storm but i always want to caution, as a meteorologist, that you don't want to exactly pay attention to the storm's size, but the hazards that are going to come with it. in this case, the biggest threat is going to be that heavy rain,
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because this is a storm that's not going to move in very quickly, it's going to slowly take its time. it will increase in speed as it starts to approach landfall as we get into saturday more, but because it not moving much, just look back a few days ago when you saw the heavy rain we had in new orleans, about ten inches of rain injust one day. that's just one day. this is going to be one to two days of consistent heavy downpours and rain, also combined with that water that being pushed along for our coastal cities. very worrying for the people of new o rlea ns, very worrying for the people of new orleans, as you can see. the break—out of mad cow disease in the 90s led to the deaths of around 200 people, but 20 years later scientists are warning that many of us could still be carrying the disease. bse can lay dormant for decades and scientists are no closer to discovering a cure. a new documentary, the great british beef scandal, available on the bbc iplayer, explores the subject. annie mcvey‘s15—year—old daughter claire died from the outbreak back in 2000 — and annie has been talking to bbc breakfast about the moment they found out claire's diagnosis. let's have a listen.
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i had her notes, and on the way back i stopped off in the loo and i read her notes, and there it was in the middle of the page. and it was gutting. it was unbelievable. what we know now, of course, so contradicts what you and everyone else was being told officially, that there was no risk from beef at that time, that was literally the message coming in, as we all know. and very strongly put. continually. as clearly as that. yes. and you now know that the food that we were, many, many people, feeding to their children, and us as well, was affected. yeah, and i think that was the moment when the whole world changed for us. i mean, particularly for my family, is that you suddenly think this government, that governs at our pleasure, because it's something we can't do, we expect them to take the big decisions because as individuals we can't, and they had taken the wrong decision, but notjust once, that's a mistake, but repeatedly, with full knowledge
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of what they were doing. and that was the moment when, you know, you no longer trust. and obviously scientists now are talking about the fact it could be lying dormant in people. do you think that there's enough information out there around this? no, there isn't. this isn't news, new news, for us, because there are countries around the world that refused to take blood from anyone that lived in britain for over six months between 1980 and 1996. america won't let you donate blood, australia won't let you, ireland won't let you. there are reasons for them not wanting british blood. now, i have issue with the fact that you have to live in britain for six months, because you only need the tiniest grand of the protein in meat to be infected. —— tiniest gram. these countries don't do that without some scientific evidence.
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so that's been there for a long time, this risk. and i think it is time now, particularly when we are looking at potentially deregulating food standards for different markets, trading deals, come brexit, that we need to have that in the front of our mind, that deregulation causes problems. i'm going to read out the defra statement, the official statement on where we are now in relation and the statement says that, "british beef is absolutely safe, produced to the highest standards. since bse became a notifiable disease in 1988 the government has put strict controls in place to protect the food and feed chain." now, do you have confidence in that now? and i'm bearing in mind your own personal experience of what happened previously. i think it's very hard to trust after what they've said before, but i agree that the standards are better now. the european union, along with ourselves, brought in some very high food standards and checks on british beef, and that was right and proper.
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unfortunately british beef... bse is still found occasionally in cattle, but it is being found, and that's good. however, i would point to the fact that we had horse meat in some of our food a while ago that managed to get into the food chain. accidents happen, people's standards slip, they think about a short cut. so i'm not going to say i'm totally confident. thoughts on bse and the ongoing problems it may cause. more now on the row over anti—semitism in the labour party. more than 30 whistle—blowers — including current labour staff members — will submit evidence to the equalities watchdog about anti—semitism in the party. the revelation comes after eight former members of staff went public, alleging consistent interference in the disputes process by senior labour aides on wednesday's panorama. the mp luciana berger quit the labour party in february over claims it discriminated
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againstjewish people, and she's been speaking to bbc radio 5 live today about what she thought about that panorama documentary. i was appalled by the documentary. it was worse and i thought it was going to be. i was struck by the bravery of the eight former members of staff who were not behind a screen but spoke publicly by what they had seen and heard and everything they were exposed to, they spoke very candidly about the impact it had on their own mental health, which was horrifying, but also to hear from very young activists who have joined the party with hope and been subject to the worst anti—semitism in party meetings and online. worst anti—semitism in party meetings and onlinelj worst anti—semitism in party meetings and online. i am sheyk you have read all about this, but on the manner of e—mails, a different meaning being inferred from them and slightly edited, one sent by seumas milne in which, looking at the original e—mail, he seemed to be
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suggesting that if people are making accusations about anti—semitism againstjewish people, accusations about anti—semitism against jewish people, it accusations about anti—semitism againstjewish people, it must be a political issue and not an issue of anti—semitism. does the bbc have questions to answer? there is so much in the programme and i have not myself looked closely at that individual issue. i can look at it as we saw on the programme. and things that have come out since the programme, an in—depth interview followed the programme with former head of complaints and matthews, if anyone has not watched it i would urge them to do so. people can dispute one element of a programme but that does not in anyway denigrate from what we heard and saw, that there was political interference, which is not meant to happen in any shape or form, interference, which is not meant to happen in any shape orform, we interference, which is not meant to happen in any shape or form, we saw people at the top involved in interfering with cases, we heard from former staff about how cases we re from former staff about how cases were denigrated and the delays that we re were denigrated and the delays that were happening, and we heard about anti—semitism in the labour party,
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and to potentially explain that away in one e—mail is not good enough, we have heard nothing first—hand from the leader of the labour party on what action they will take in the wa ke what action they will take in the wake of this. to refer to those who spoke out as disaffected former employees is not good enough. do you think some people who are against jeremy corbyn are jumping on this? this is a very serious issue about racism, even more serious because it is coming a party next to pride itself on the values of equality for all and anti racism. the latest on the anti—semitism row in the labour party. let's see what has been catching your i've. unsurprisingly, people wanted to hear about the turbulence in the air canada flight. 37 people on board
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the flight from vancouver to sydney which was diverted via hawaii were injured after they hit what is called claire turbulence, an unusual one, normally you get the warning, go back to your seats, clear turbulence cannot be identified because it comes out of khan skies, it is not visible to the naked eye noted conventional radar, u nfortu nately, noted conventional radar, unfortunately, and they hit it very suddenly, people who were not strapped into their seats hit the roof, we saw in the pictures that the air masks came down, trolleys when flying, people bump their heads, several people were taken to hospital, nine people with severe injuries. not much fun for people on the flight, although someone made light of agent said they got a nice stopover in hawaii, they were clearly trying to make the best of eight. i also wanted to point out r
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kelly arrested on six trafficking charges, we have covered that this morning, he is in custody after being arrested in chicago. in light of that, his name is trending worldwide on twitter, with 30,000 tweets since the story broke in the early hours of the morning. 13 charges against the singer, important to say that he denies all of those. what have people been watching? at number one on the most watched, sudan's live stream massacre. i will not play this on air, but take a look in your own time if you feel comfortable, it contains disturbing scenes but it is a really interesting report about protesters on the streets in khartoum back in june protesters on the streets in khartoum back injune he was sent she filmed themselves coming under attack from the military. young sudanese people, around 300 videos collected by a bbc africa team who have compiled a report in light of
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the material, well worth a look but best to do that when you are feeling up best to do that when you are feeling up to it, if i can put it that way. and also i gave my daughter something which killed her, that has had lots of use, claire mcveigh, whose daughter died from the human form of mad cow disease. that is definitely a harrowing watch but a very powerful story. and other colleague rory kevanjones who is being treated for 18 in his eye, like the hadron collider blasting into ui, this is proton beam therapy. look at what a drawing has been undergoing, a strange contraption essentially putting protons into his eyes in the hope it can provide some relief from the tumour, which he has struggled with for the last 1a years. he talks very
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honestly about the treatment. lots more on the victoria derbyshire show injusta more on the victoria derbyshire show injust a moment. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's hugh ferris. england's cricketers have a world cup final to look forward to after thrashing rivals australia at edgbaston. nd in a battle between one team that had never lost a world cup semi final. and another that hadn't reached a final in 27 years, you wouldn't be surprised that it was a one—sided game. but as joel wilson reports, but asjoel wilson reports, it but as joel wilson reports, it was in favour of the latter. chris woakes is outstanding in building. jos buttler‘s grab and throw to another steve smith is excellent. jason roy's treatment of steven smith... some of the most
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aggressive you will ever see. whatever your perspective. rovers was fined for dissent after protesting against his dismissal, england used up their review. the empire was wrong that mistakes happen and they still have to go. australia, the reigning champions, tried everything and england won with almost 18 overs left. that sums it up. what happened in this matchmaker down as one of english quicker‘s best ever days, but england can now prove they are the best in the world. standing in their way, new zealand. it won't be easy but the world has seen what england havejohn but the world has seen what england have john and how they but the world has seen what england havejohn and how they won, why can't they do it again? —— what england have done. let's have a look at some of this morning's back pages. unsurprisingly dominated by edgbaston. in the sun, hits coming
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home, morgan's perfect heroes destroy the aussies after the combination of jason roy. destroy the aussies after the combination ofjason roy. and similartoo, combination ofjason roy. and similar too, the batting line—up celebrating on the back page of the guardian, england boss past australia, eoin morgan celebrating. and on the times, one match from glory, it will be on sunday at 10:30am, live on radio 5 live throughout the day. much to look forward to one sunday. now as one world cup reaches its conclusion, another has just started. match one of the netball world cup is under way in liverpool... and northern ireland, scotland and commonwealth champions england all play later today. let's go to kate grey who's there for us. the netball world cup is well under way in liverpool, barbados versus singapore and new zealand versus malawi are going on behind me. plenty of interest for the home
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nations later. let's get an insight from an expert you knows the sport very well, i am pleased to say i am giant bya very well, i am pleased to say i am giant by a former england international, thank you forjoining us. the tournament is under way and we have been waiting for this, how have you found the build—up? phenomenal, the interest has been bigger than we have ever seen in the country and even the crowds outside the arena this morning, a 9am started pretty early but people have come flocking. that is never an ideal shift for a netballer? nobody appreciates the 6:30am wake up, but new zealand versus malawi, malawi beat new zealand at the commonwealth games so people were excited for that, they are just keeping coming today, game after game and exciting matchups. what are england's chances? really high, they are slight favourites going into the competition, which is bizarre considering that australia are world numberone considering that australia are world number one sidwell cup holders, but they seem to be taking the pressure in their stride and they have a real
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chance of winning. we'll see the defending champions later this morning, as versus defending champions later this morning, as versus northern ireland, a opening game for northern ireland? yes, but they probably have a better side of the draw, they will be confident of a plate finish. australia to open, that will get rid of any cobwebs. how important is a strong start? it is important, the teams are desperate to get going and they will want to get points on the board so they can cruise into the tournament. thank you forjoining us, i know you will be working with the bbc across the tournament. lots of home nation interest, northern ireland versus australia at 11, later this evening england are against uganda and scotland against malawi, so this isjust against uganda and scotland against malawi, so this is just the start at the world cup, plenty more to come. thank you very much, katie. to wimbledon next, and there's a rare treat for those
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with cente court tickets on men's semi—finals day as roger federer plays rafael nadal at the all england club for the first time in more than a decade. a warning — some flashing images coming up. that was of course in that epic 2008 final which went on well into the night and nadal won — picking up his first wimbledon title. they've both added to their significant hauls of grand slam titles since then — federer‘s going for his 21st, nadal his 19th. top seed novak djokovic plays roberto bautista agut in the other semi. meanwhile serena williams is into her 11th wimbledon final. she swept aside barbora strycova in less than an hour on centre court, and is nowjust one win away from a record equalling 24th grand slam title. serena will play simona halep in the final after she beat elina svitolina in straight sets to reach her first wimbledon final. she's a former world number one, and won the french open last year — and there's live coverage of wimbledon across the bbc today.
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it's on bbc one, bbc two, and online from 11 o'clock this morning. and don't forget sportsday, all the days sports news on the bbc news channel at 6:30 tonight. and sportsday is at 6:30pm. but given what happened in 2008, don't expect rafael nadal and roger federer to be done by then! studio: we will hunker down for a big night! president trump is dropping his attempt to add a question about citizenship to next year's us census, after the move was blocked by the supreme court. but mr trump has announced an executive order requiring all government agencies and departments to immediately provide records on population available from existing data bases. our north america correspondent peter bowes reports. changing tack but not backing down. never one to admit defeat, donald trump said he was abandoning a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. he blamed litigation and a protracted legal process. hampering his original plans.
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the timeline for resolving it in the courts was too tight to get the census ready. he said he had a new way to count the noncitizen population. i am hereby ordering every department in the government to provide the department of commerce with all records including the number of citizens and noncitizens in our country. they must furnish all legally accessible records in their possession immediately. mr trump said it was essential to have a clear breakdown of us populations. we will provide databases to gain a full and accurate account of the noncitizen population, we have great knowledge in many of our agencies, we will leave no stone unturned.
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the battle to get the citizenship question taken off the census form has played out across america. civil rights groups has said it would be an attack of people of colour and would reduce participation rates. it is a victory for those groups that have been fighting the attempt to add a citizenship question. we won. we filed suit against the trump administration to block this attempt. we knew this was a move that would discourage immigrant communities and people of colour from participating in the census. while the president's new plan could be seen as a face—saving exercise, the 2020 census is likely to be more accurate without the polarising question, "are you a citizen of united states? "
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it's 80 years since the first kindertransport broughtjewish child refugees to the uk, after they were forced to flee nazi persecution. around 10,000 children were evacuated to great britain and now survivors and their families are retracing the rail route from vienna to london. breakfast‘s john maguire has been to meet them. newsreel: 200 boys and girls wave a greeting to england, land of the free. with the nazis intensifying their persecution ofjewish families come, in 1938 a delegation appealed to the british government to take in thousands of child refugees. this was the kindertransport — german for "child transport". 80 years on, some of those children now with families of their own, have recreated the voyage across europe and to harwich to board a train and complete the final leg of theirjourney to london. ilse melamid made the trip is an 11—year—old — alone.
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unfortunately my sister hadn't yet found a place and so she and my mother remained behind. they were, you know, pushed around from place to place by the nazis. and the last two places the red cross confirmed was where they were was theresienstadt and auschwitz. both died in concentration camps. as the war intensified, the exodus ended. in all, around 10,000 children escaped their nazi—occupied homelands. i remember my grandmother took me to the station. and when it was time for me to get on the train i didn't want to let go of her. i literally held onto her skirt and they had to pry my fingers loose. once i got to the coach i was quiet.
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i knew it was no use. this is what they gave us when we arrived in harwich in 1939. among those who arrived here injuly 1939 was dame stephanie shirley. at the time just five years old. one hand holding onto her older sister, the other a piece of paper her life depended upon. and this is a document of identity issued with the approval of her majesty's government. dame stephanie has forged a varied and very successful live here. in recent months the german government has been making reparations to the kindertransport children, paying them thousands of euros. now there's a call to donate that money to charities that help child refugees today. i decided to send the precise amount that had been sent to me, which was £2087.60 or something like, that to the safe passage charity which looks after today's child refugees.
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and i thought that was very appropriate, and i'm encouraging other people to do the same. despite the changes, the improvements in life these people have seen over the past decades, around the world children are still being driven from their homes by terror. the survivors now want them to receive help, just as they and thousands of others once did 80 years ago. john maguire, bbc news, london. heatwaves in the indian ocean have killed more than two—thirds of corals in the chagos islands in just two yea rs. researchers from the zoological society of london also found that some corals were more resilient to rising temperatures, which could provide hope for reefs as the planet warms up. hard corals provide homes to around a quarter of all marine species. now it's time for a look at the weather with simon king. thank you. we have had some showers
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this morning, mainly across north—western england and the north—east of wales. for many others it has been tried this morning, there have been some sunny spells, thatis there have been some sunny spells, that is the scene in torbay at the moment. we have high—pressure moving from the west. a little weather frontier across eastern areas of england today will move southwards around the north sea coast, which could provide a bit more moisture, the chance of showers eastern scotla nd the chance of showers eastern scotland and eastern england. some of the showers could be heavy. elsewhere, dry with sunny spells, a bit more cloud for northern ireland into the north and west of scotland, maximum temperatures getting into the high teens to mid 20s. a fine —looking date for wimbledon and indeed into the finals weekend. there is the smallest chance of catching a shallow but largely dry, temperatures coming down by sunday, 22 celsius. for the rest of today
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and this evening, though chavez mentioned across eastern areas will slowly fa d e mentioned across eastern areas will slowly fade away and we are looking at clear spells into saturday more, one or two showers into the far north—west. temperatures overnight and 12 to 1a degrees. into the weekend, high—pressure building in the west and it will move gradually eastwards, so if we run into sunday, the area of high pressure moves closer across the uk. during saturday it will not be completely dry, some showers across the north—east of england and in the pennines, that will kick off 18 showers into saturday afternoon. either side of that, plenty of financial weather on saturday. maximum temperature is a bit lower than the last few days. feeling a bit fresher with the north—easterly winds, particularly on sunday where will we'll see more cloud developing. the odd shower, that is vital that the highest amateurs on
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sunday, 25 in cardiff, 16 or 17 on the north seacoast. it is the cricket world cup final on sunday, england and new zealand, looking drier. quite a lot of cloud and temperatures about 20 or 21 celsius. goodbye.
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hello. it's ten o'clock, i'm joanna gosling. new tools for police in the fight against online child abusers — the home secretary reveals technology that will help officers manage the growing numbers of images of abuse. you could describe it as a game changer in that it means that more of the victims will be protected. but also, just as importantly, more of these vile paedophiles will be caught and taken through the courts. this will be presented as evidence and i hope more will be locked up behind bars where they belong. we'll be talking to the nspcc and a social worker about whether the new technology will help safeguard victims. greater manchester police apologise after a public inquiry finds that serious failings in the force led
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