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this is bbc news. the headlines at four... labour's brexit spokesman, keir starmer, says this week may be the last chance to stop borisjohnson taking the uk out of the eu without a deal. the route will be by legislation because i believe there has got to be legislation in place to lock this and make it unlawfulfor him to take us out without a deal. the cabinet minister reponsible for no deal preparations, michael gove, refuses to be drawn on whether the government would abide by any legislation designed to stop a no—deal brexit. let's see what the legislation says. you're asking me about a pig and a poke. i will wait to see what the legislation the opposition may
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try to bring forward. meanwhile — the eu's lead brexit negotiator, rejects borisjohnson‘s demands for the irish backstop to be scrapped— michel barnier says the uk has now reached a moment of truth. pro—democracy activists in hong kong target the city's airport. large crowds gather outside the terminal building, causing long queues for passengers trying to get inside. political leaders from across the world gather in poland to mark the 80th anniversary of the start of world war ii — as the german president asks for poland's forgiveness at the event. and pope francis apologizes for arriving late — for his weekly address to crowds in saint peter's square after he was stuck in a lift for 25 minutes. and had to be
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good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. labour says it'll present a bill in parliament this week — designed to stop the uk leaving the eu without a deal. sir keir starmer, the shadow brexit secretary, has told the bbc that if the legislation is passed it's likely to delay the date of departure. the cabinet minister, michael gove, refused to commit the government to implementing such a change even if it's approved by mps — saying minister would wait to see what happens in westminster this week. here's our political correspondent, susana mendonca. protesters took to the streets across the country this weekend to object to the government's decision to suspend parliament, which has been viewed by some as an attempt to block debate over brexit.
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there will be more action from mps promising to bring in a new law to prevent no deal at the end of october. but how do you get politicians from different parties, and with very different endgames, to work together? very simple. the route will be by legislation because i believe there has got to be legislation in place to lock this and make it unlawful for him to take us out without a deal. it's a very simple plan. but i was concerned that over the summer, lots of people were talking about different plans. there have been lots of plans. we needed one plan to come back. labour is working with other political parties, including the liberal democrats and the snp, to force an extension deadline. but the minister in charge of no deal planning would not be drawn on whether the government would abide by any new law that the mps brought in. for a government to say we won't abide by legislation is impossible, surely? well, we will see what the legislation says when it is put forward. for me, the most important thing is to bear in mind, actually,
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we already have legislation in place, which an overwhelming majority of mps voted for. we already have an eu withdrawal act, we already have the notice on article 50, the process by which we leave the european union, the overwhelming majority of mps voted to do that. the prime minister has insisted he is making progress with the eu. that claim appears to have been contradicted by the eu's own chief negotiator michel barnier. he says the eu has already shown maximum flexibility on the issue of the irish backstop, which is the insurance policy designed to maintain an open border between the uk and ireland. importing goods from the eu... more ad campaigns to prepare people for a possible no—deal brexit will start this week. but the government insists they will not be food shortages. there will be no shortages of fresh food. some prices may go up, other prices will come down. but that is unlikely to allay the fears of critics who have warned of shortages and delays at the border.
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in hong kong, there've been fresh confrontations between police and pro—democracy demonstrators — trying to bring hong kong's international airport to a standstill. last night, some protestors on the hong kong metro were beaten by police. with the latest from the airport here's our correspondent stephen mcdonnell. activists have to an extent at least achieved their goal here at the airport in hong kong. that gate there is where passengers would normally come out to reach buses, you can see it is closed. here is a barricade that has been built to stop them coming in or out. the idea was to cause transport chaos. and here are the protesters, the pro—democracy activists, who have again defied the authorities, defied warnings that to have a rally like this risks arrest, risks the potential of being charged with illegal assembly. and they are moving around
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the airport from place to place, trying to block various parts of the transport infrastructure. the protesters are running in that direction and that's because police have just arrived. and it had to be only a matter of time, given the transport chaos we have seen here today. so this is the movement in action. they have a discussion and then work out what to do. the most important thing for them is to try and escape the airport area without being arrested. they have deployed delaying tactics including building barricades and the like to try and slow the police down. that is to give these people enough time to walk out of the airport area. as i say, the priority now in this
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hit and run strategy, they have done the hit bit, now they need to run. air passengers in the uk are experiencing disruption to flights this afternoon because of a system failure at french air traffic control. all flights travelling through the country's airspace are affected. british airways and easyjet have both confirmed widespread disruption to in—and outbound services. hurricane dorian is drawing ever closer to the bahamas and the southeastern coast of the united states. earlier this afternoon, the national hurricane centre has tweeted, saying dorian is now a category 5 hurricane with 160 mph sustained winds. the eyewall of this catastrophic hurricane is about to hit the abaco islands with devastating winds. hilary lane from cbs news is in cocoa beach near cape carnaveral in florida. this has been a very uncertain storm. it has left people here really
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questioning where exactly is it going to hit. meteorologists have had a tough time predicting it. as it's gained speed, its path is changing. right now in cocoa beach, we were expecting to get a direct hit from the storm but the storm has since veered east. so right now it is looking like the storm could hit north florida in the daytona, jacksonville area, and then head up the coast and hit georgia, areas like savannah, and then the carolinas. originally a direct hit to florida, but now meteorologists are now backing off of that and it looks like dorian is headed towards the water. which is good news for people here in florida. we are keeping an eye on the hurricane. they have been warnings from authorities in the bahamas to leave. nick miller from the bbc weather centre has been taking
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a look at hurricane dorian‘s path. it looks like the worst case scenario for the bahamas as hurricane dorian moves in with its destructive winds. of course, it has strengthened. you can see the eye on the satellite picture, always an indication of the power of a hurricane. it's slow moving, too, and that means its destructive winds last longer, along with the rain. huge amounts of rainfall. and a storm surge. the amount of water above normal tide level coming to the bahamas, now, after the bahamas, where does it go next? well, continues west but then it looks like it is going to take a turn to the north. this is the forecast track from the usa national hurricane centre. along this line here — if it follows that track, it would not make landfall in the usa. but look at the range of possibilities in the blue shaded area. it may still head a little bit further west than this. it is a distinct possibility that it could still make landfall in florida or anywhere into the south—east of the usa towards the mid—atlantic. as we take a look at the forecast rain and wing after the bahamas, as it takes a turn to the north, eventually, look how close it comes to florida. even if it doesn't make
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landfall in the usa, it is close enough along this coastline here to bring some significant impacts before eventually it starts to move a little bit quicker and then back out into the atlantic. all of these ingredients come with hurricane dorian. it is truly a devastating storm as it stands right now. and all of this is being felt by the bahamas. that was nick miller. the latest advisory coming from the national hurricane centre saying the catastrophic storm surge will affect the abaco islands within the next several hours. the advise to seek elevated shelter immediately. take action now to protect your lives. that is the latest advice from the national hurricane centre for the abaco islands in the bahamas, as
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hurricane dorian makes its way and track across that region. at least five people have been killed and more than 20 injured by a gunman in the us state of texas. the gunman, a white man in his 30s, was later shot dead by police in the town of odessa. john mcmanus has this report. the terrifying moment a gun suspect crashed his vehicle into a police car, filmed by a bystander in texas. a road chase ended with police officers confronting him at this cinema complex then shooting him dead. the chase began after an officer who stopped the man's car for a traffic check was shot. the suspect then drove off, hijacking a us postal van and randomly shooting at other vehicles. just driving around, normal day, and then i hear gunshots. it was at least ten shots, ok. i got one on my door and one went through, ricocheted right here
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through my wrist. can't get it out yet, because it's a piece of metal. a two—year—old was amongst those injured. as the authorities broadcast warnings, the public were cleared from this shopping mall. there's something, there are people running through the mall. we're not sure why. we need to see what this is. come on, everybody. and this local tv station had to hastily evacuate their studio. ok, we're going to leave the set—up, we're going to slip awayjust for a minute. we don't know what's going on. he is a white male in his mid—30s. as far as civilian casualties, we have at least 21 victims. 21 shooting victims. and at least five deceased at this point in time. there's no sign of a let—up in american gun violence. so far this year alone, there have been hundreds of gun attacks. john mcmanus, bbc news. a man has died after two stabbings in basingstoke, which police have described as potentially linked and targeted. he was found injured after police were called to an address last night
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and died later in hospital. another man was taken to hospital with serious stab wounds after being found nearby shortly afterwards. a 16—year—old is among four people to have been arrested. police investigating a fatal hit—and—run in birmingham have named the victim and appealed for public help to trace an audi estate car. 29—year—old rajesh chand, was crossing a road in handsworth in the early hours of yesterday, when he was hit by a vehicle that failed to stop. west midlands police said a 30—year—old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the incident. he remains in custody. schools in england which have been previously been rated as outstanding will no longer be exempt from inspection, following concerns about falling standards. around 300 schools haven't been assessed for more than a decade, but the department for education said bringing inspections back would ensure parents had up—to—date information. alexandra mackenzie reports.
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it's the beginning of a new school year. time for the education secretary to unveil what he calls a raft of new measures for schools in england. high—performing schools will receive funding to provide more support for ones that are struggling. top—rated schools will no longer be exempt from routine ofsted inpections. some have not been inspected for a decade. and to turn around the most challenging schools, a new specialist academy trust is to be piloted. this will help those that have been underperforming for some time. this comes just after the prime minister's announcement of billions of pounds of extra spending for primary and secondary schools in england over the next three years. the government says it will now focus on standards in education, and supporting the teaching staff.
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labour says this is an embarrassing admission that the education policies of successive tory governments have failed, but that too many of its offered solutions just offer more of the same. it is quarter past four. the headlines on bbc news... labour's brexit spokesman, keir starmer, says mps who want to stop a no—deal brexit will seek to bring forward legislation against it this week the cabinet minister reponsible for no deal preparations, michael gove, refuses to commit the government to follow parliament's orders if no deal legislation is passed. the eu's lead brexit negotiator michel barnier rejects boris johnson's demands for the irish backstop sport, and time for a full round up from the bbc sport centre.
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good afternoon. ferrari's charles leclerc has dedicated his first formula one victory to anthoine hubert, the 22 year old frenchman who was killed in a crash at the spa circuit during a formula 2 race yesterday. a minute's silence was held before the belgian grand prix this afternoon. le clerc was a good friend of the huberts/ he had started the race on pole. members of hubert‘s family, incuding his mother were also there. the race itself wasn't without incdient, collisions on the first corner that saw max verstappen damage his car and then hit a barrier. lewis hamilton stretched his lead in the drivers championship to 65 points.///he was second behind leclerc, but the celebrations for his maiden victory were slightly muted, every car carried the message, ‘racing for anthoine‘
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and the ferrari driver said he wouldn't be able to enjoy the victory. celtic have won the first old firm match of the season, they beat rangers 2—0 at ibrox to maintain their 100% start to the season in the scottish premiership, and move three points above their rivals in the table/ it took half an hour for the first shot on target, but odsonne edouard made it count. they were into stoppage time beforejonny hayes made sure of the victory. that ended ranger's unbeaten record this season/ that ended ranger's unbeaten record this season. and just to make things worse, they also had jordanjones sent off for this rash challenge with just seconds remaining. the early match in the premier league was a cracker at goodison park as everton beat wolves 3—2. there were three goals inside the first 15 minutes. richarlison gave everton an early lead. it wasn't long before romain saiss equalised after great work from traore. but everton were ahead again moments later — alex iwobi with his first league goal for the club. it took until the last 15 minutes
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for the next goals to come, wolves with a second equalsier. rauljiminez with a brave header. but richarlison popped up with a header to score his second and what proved to be the winner. wolves actually ended the game with ten men after willy boly was sent off. everton move up the table to fifth. it was a very good game. the fight was there. both team's fight was there. a very competitive game against a good team. we were able to score two times. we were not so good defensively as we must be. the north london derby kick—off in the next 15 minutes arsenal are hosting spurs. they kick off in about about 15 minutes' time. it's an attacking line—up: lacazette, pepe and aubameyang start together for the first time.
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jan vertonghen make his first appearance for spurs this season. british fighter luke campbell lasted a lot longer than many predicted last night at the o2 arena. he went the distance against lightweight champion vasyl lomachenko, but lost by a unanimous decision. that saw the ukrainian add the vacant wbc title to his wba and wbo belts, and he now has his sights on becoming the undisputed world champion alex gulrajani reports. he came, he saw and he conquered. he leaves london today with some excess baggage. not a spare seat, is to olympic head medallists went head—to—head. that campbell vying for a first professional title made his presence known early. his challenger soon showed his class. farfrom challenger soon showed his class. far from defeated, he challenger soon showed his class. farfrom defeated, he came back,
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knocking the favourite, momentarily. he regrouped impressively. looking for the knockout when an early getting it. the hull fighter hanging in. the clear winner and full of praise for his defeated opponent. he is very smart. he has a reach. it is a main power. he has a very big power and double shots, he gave me get double shots. campbell's stock has risen, despite defeat. for his opponent, greatness continues. the wales head coach warren gatland has named his 31—man squad for the rugby world cup that starts in just under three weeks injapan. rhys patchell, who scored a try yesterday in their defeat to ireland yesterday, will be back up to dan
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biggar at fly half. lock cory hill get‘s the nod even though he won't be fit for the start of the tournament — he has a minorfracture in his leg. wales' first match is against georgia on the 23rd september, although they face ireland again in a warm—up next saturday in dublin. not sure what that was. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. updates on the north london derby and a lot more than that the sites. thank you. the international committee of the red cross says it believes that more than 100 people have been killed in a saudi—led coalition air strike in yemen. the attack hit a detention centre run by the houthi rebels in the western city of dhamar. the red cross said teams were searching the rubble, but that the chances of finding anyone alive were very low. voting is under way in two states in the former communist east of germany — brandenburg and saxony, with the far right expected
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to see a surge in support. the right—wing populist party alternative for germany could make gains against the centre—left social democrats and chancellor angela merkel‘s christian democrats. afd‘s campaign has fed on disquiet over immigration, and concerns in mining communities about the phasing out of coal—fired power generation. the trade war between the united states and china has intensified with the imposition of new tariffs or taxes on many consumer goods. the us has imposed a 15% tariff on over a 100—million dollars worth of chinese imports. china has responded with similar tariffs on us goods. earlier we heard from our business correspondent, kate prescott, who laid out the impacts these additional tariffs would have on consumers. previous tariffs have been on steel and aluminium. these are on things that
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are really tangible, people buy every day. clothes, food, shoes and nappies, for example. it is hard to find anything that is not on the list. retailers say they are going to have to pass the cost of this 15% charge on to consumers because it is just too high for them to absorb it themselves. by december this year, there are going to be tariffs on almost everything that america buys from china. this is going to hit chinese businesses, too. it makes business harder to do in america, far more expensive. the big question is when it is going to come to an end? the trade war has been going on for nearly two years. i am afraid to say, it is not going to be anytime soon. both sides have shown an unwillingness to back down. the chinese state news agency has called president trump today a global bully. president trump said despite a lot of businesses complaining,
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he says he is not going to back down and the collateral damage in all of is the consumer in china and america. the president of poland has warned that that the world has not fully learned the lessons from the the nazi occupation of europe during the second world war. speaking during a day of commemorations to mark the eightieth anniversary of the start of the conflict, andrzej duda said imperialism had returned to europe. earlier, a ceremony took place in the town of wielun, which was the first to suffer aerial bombardment during the conflict, the german chancellor angela merkel and the us vice president mike pence were among those who observed a military parade in the polish capital, warsaw. while the hearts of all americans
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are with our fellow citizens in the path of a massive storm, today we remember how the gathering storm of the 20th century broke into warfare and invasion, followed by unspeakable hardship and heroism of the polish people. that was mike pence there. our correspondent in warsaw, adam easton, gave us this update on today's speeches. the vice president mike pence from the united states was very complimentary of the polish resistance, polish refusal to give in, to surrender, to the notjust one but two brutal occupations at the start of the second world war — the nazis and the soviet union. he also referenced contemporary poland, how john paul ii came here and inspired the solidarity opposition movement to get together, to feel his support, to overcome and overthrow the communist regime.
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it was actually the polish president during his speech who was most striking. he talked about the absolute terror the nazi occupation launched here in poland. he said that poland and the world has not fully learnt the lessons from that absolute terror. he said that imperialism is on the rise again in europe today. the hand of god would have been a welcome intervention for the pope this morning, who was running late for his weekly mass at the vatican. he eventually arrived at his balcony overlooking st peter's square where he explained himself to his anxious congregation translation from italian: before anything, i need to apologise for being late. there was an incident. i was stuck in the lift for 25 minutes. there was a problem with the power and the lift stopped. thanks to god,
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the fire brigade came. and thank you very much to them. and after 25 minutes of work, they managed to get going. a round of applause for the fire brigade. about a—thousand landscape painters have taken to the cliffs of cornwall today. their aim is to break a record, and help save the coastline's crumbling paths, as our arts correspondent, david sillito, explains. tobyis toby is not alone today because this, as you can see as far as the eye can stretch as a long line of artists. in fact, as far as i can tell, it is stretching pretty much one mile across. catherine, you are one mile across. catherine, you are
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one of the organisers. you have done the work. how many do you think we have got at the moment?” the work. how many do you think we have got at the moment? i can say we easily have 1000 people. professional artists, young kids, people who have never painted before. an amazing sight to see. we are looking at the far distance over there, that is southern because, and this direction is a lands end. we have lands and over there and we are going right over to the core of. we have a line of people painting. they are packed, aren't they? yes, we have a lot of people here and it is great. everyone is really excited and have really got behind the cause. there is a purpose behind this, isn't it? this is the world record attempt with the national trust and anthony garrett. what we are doing is raising money for the national trust for path to protect it from erosion. the key thing here is, you see it here, these are the
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granite fittings and this is a good bit of the path. you realise about 150,000 people per year are coming along and a lot of them are spread out, cut lines, and the path and what makes it special gets eroded away. yes, kernel is very important to all of us. i am a cornish girl and it has a strong place in my heart. we want to protect it for yea rs heart. we want to protect it for years to come. there it is, 1000 artists, cliff of karma. it is not a bad is it? now for the weather. there has been afairamount of now for the weather. there has been a fair amount of sunshine. passing showers. some places are staying dry. this is the picture from eastern in scotland earlier. it is parts of eastern scotland and north—east england have seen heavy showers, some of eastern scotland and north—east england have seen heavy showers, some thundery. this
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has introduced cooler airfrom the north—west and showers, which have been moving southwards through the day. tonight, showers to be had. showers moving away from northern ireland this evening, parts of wales will see some of these as well. away from that, try and clear weather to come. allowing temperatures to dip away. cooler than last night. rural spots temperatures could be mid to single figures. cooler than the town and city centres. most of us are starting dry tomorrow. the cloud will move across scotland and northern england will see that as well. patchy rain in wales and south—west england. in the south—east, even though cloud is going to increase, it is going to stay dry. temperatures here are looking higher than they have been during sunday. as we look beyond monday, an atlantic influence. there will be further weather fronts, that
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attaches to is looking, cloud is moving

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