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leaving new zealand 1a points clear by half—time. they were in control but as soon as their concentration wavered, the springboks were in. a poacher‘s try from pieter—steph du toit. but try as they might, south africa just couldn't reel new zealand in, although with the final also in yokohama, these two could be reunited before too long. many thought they could have been an upset here, given south africa's form coming into this tournament, but new zealand were ruthless and showed why they are favourites to lift the world cup for a third time in a row. katie gornall, bbc news, in yokohama. that's it for now. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel. and we're back with the late news at ten past ten. now on bbc one it's time for the news where you are. goodbye.
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this is bbc news i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines atjust after six. jeremy corbyn has quashed an attempt to oust tom watson as the deputy leader of the labour party — a row which has overshadowed the start of
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the party's conference in brighton. i'm particularly disappointed with the boss of momentum because i think he is not just the boss of momentum because i think he is notjust undermining me, he has undermined jeremy and the party, and frankly i think he has undermined the momentum delegates. iran reacts defiantly — in response to the us sending troops and missile defence systems to saudi arabia and the uae —— after last week's attack on saudi oilfacilities. the travel firm thomas cook has approached the government for emergency funding, as it tries to avoid going into administration — leaving customers facing uncertainty. teenage climate activist greta thunberg arrives to cheering crowds at a youth summit on climate change in new york — ahead of the un general assembly next week. and in football, kevin de bruyne helps man city score a massive eight goals — and secure victory — against watford.
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the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has intervened in an attempt to oust tom watson as his deputy, in a row that's overshadowed the start of labour's conference in brighton. the grassroots group, momentum, had tabled a motion at the party's ruling national executive committee to abolish tom watson's role. but this morning the nec backed jeremy corbyn‘s proposal to review the position instead. tom watson likened the ploy to remove him as a "sectarian attack". our political correspondent iain watson reports. despite the smiles, friends of the labour leader said he was livid when he found out of plans
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last night by fellow left—wingers to oust his deputy, tom watson. there is no love lost between them but it is also on the eve of an expected election and that was politically dangerous and today he said he would rather review tom watson's than abolish it. we are going to consult on the future of diversifying the leadership positions to reflect the diversity of our society. he is the deputy leader of the party and i enjoy working with him. tom watson set up a group of moderate mps in the party and he has accused some of his left—wing opponents of trying to politically assassinate him. i think it is very sad, we are supposed to be here this week to fight boris johnson and outline our positive vision for the country in a general election and it has been undermined on day one. i want this week to be the most positive one we can have, i want us to unify and talk about plans for the country during and
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after the general election. we have had a bad start and i cannot do anything about that, but i hope... this left—wing union leader said he understood some of the frustrations about tom watson. our deputy leader is supposed to support the leader in any organisation and there is a perception that tom does not do that. that on occasion manifests itself in frustration but jeremy corbyn came in and calmed everyone down. it is fair to say that the atmosphere has been heating up inside the labour party. make no mistake, if tom watson have been forced out of his position as deputy leader, could have seen a pre—election crisis in the main party of opposition and potentially even a split. this row has almost overshadowed the argument about brexit, almost. labourruling national
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executive drew up its preferred policy for brexit this morning. passed by the party conference would mean that a labour government would negotiate a new brexit deal in its first three months. they would then hold a referendum on the deal within six months, but with the option to remain on the ballot paper. but crucially, this would mean the party would not decide whether to back leave or remain until after general election. we say no! the trouble forjeremy corbyn is that many of his top team have already made up their minds and they're making it very clear what they will be sane during the general election campaign. what do you think of the idea of labour campaigning for labour leave version of brexit? we must make sure that we laid at the campaign to remain! divisions between major figures in the same party and arguments ofa brexit, approaching the general election it would appear that labour and the conservatives have some things in common after all.
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our political correspondent nick eardley is in brighton. it's interesting isn't it, many people are saying jeremy corbyn has stepped in but the damage is done? yeah. many people in the party who are scratching their heads quite frankly and how they manage to get off on such a bad foot. tom watson arrived in brighton around an hour ago and said he had been a ridiculous start to a conference which could be just a few weeks before the start of a general election campaign in which labour had been arguing to voters across the uk that they should be put into government. is the damage done? probably. exposed a massive splits at the heart of the party over their future direction and the fact that factionalism in the labour party is alive and well. with the leadership will hope now is that they can pull some of the attention back to
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policy. big policy announcements today on subsidies for electric cars, or workplace rights for women that were all completely overshadowed by this route over scrapping tom watson public post. jeremy corbyn and his allies when i tried to wrestle attention back on to the policies there and announcing over the next few days, but the other tricky thing he's got to navigate is that break the policy which, as you heard in the piece there some don't think goes far enough. they are desperate for labour to get fully behind remain. just going into this conference how united are labour? not very late united are labour? not very late united at all. if the simple answer if the last 2a hours is anything to go by. you can see different factions of the party, although they might have kept a silent truce over the last six months in public they are the last six months in public they a re really not the last six months in public they are really not happy with each other. just remind yourself momentum is the group that helps whenjeremy
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corbyn the leadership the second time around that are fully behind mr corbin and his team. them trying to get rid of the main voice of the moderates in the party, the so—called centrists is a massively provocative thing to do and as ian reflected in his peace, had not gone through the rest all out war within the labour party. you might see all that were now, i thinkjeremy corbyn has come up with a plan which will help diffuse the conflict, but it is they are, there's anger there and many people who feel better about the way the party is going. better about attempts to silence some of those within the centre of the party andi those within the centre of the party and i would be surprised if we don't see at least some of that play out again over the next few days. like you said, many issues the party would like to talk about but brexit is going to dominate. when do we find out whether the party, or which
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policy, which brings the policy the party is united behind? when is that all going to happen? i think we will have a fairly good idea over the next 2a hours or so if the party possibly executive facts that plan that i was, that ian talked about in his peace. that would mean the party commits to a general election promising a new deal after three months, a referendum on the new deal versus remain within six months, i think that policy is likely to get backing tomorrow from the executive. remember it would mean labour going into a general election without committing to backing either remain oi’ committing to backing either remain ora committing to backing either remain or a new leave option in that referendum. it's possible that some in the party, the membership that is will try to overturn that. there's about 91 brexit motions which could be discussed over the next few days. 80 of them, 89 of them are committed
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to labour backing remain no matter what happens, so there's clearly a feeling within many parts of the party that the leadership needs to go further they're going to have a tough time doing it. normally if the executive agrees with something it's what happens. we will see if they get fully behind that position but more likely than not labour will go into a general election with that policy that many see as ambiguous. . thank you very much for that. saudi arabia says it will respond with "necessary measures" to attacks on two of its oil facilities last weekend and has again accused of iran being behind them. iran denies involvement and earlier said it was ready to destroy any aggressor after the us announced it was sending troops to saudi arabia. our security correspondent frank gardner reports from the saudi capital, riyadh.
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punctured bond and blasted, the graphic aftermath of last weekend ‘s attack on saudi refineries. the pinpointed attack quickly blamed by the us on iran temporarily knocked out half of saudi arabia's oil processing capacity. iran denies responsibility but today this revolutionary guards commander issued a fiery warning against any possible retaliation. translation: a limited aggression will not remain limited. we will punish you and follow you. we have shown we will not rest until the aggressor is destroyed. in the us has held off military action instead imposing sanctions on the iranian bank and its central wealth fund and it is sending additional troops to defend saudi arabia. at a press conference today in the saudi capital, the minister of state welcome this move. in addition to this
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we have also had strong cooperations with a number of other allies, particularly the uk and i think that the challenges that we are facing now call for enhancing security cooperation between the kingdom of saudi arabia and its allies and partners. the saudi government has welcomed the deployment of additional us troops to bolster their defences. now is the time, said the minister, for his company —— country to work closely with the us and britain. he said that iran was to blame for all the recent missile attacks in his country. many had expected president trump to respond more forcefully to this crisis. instead, he has listened to saudi calls for restraint, but with tension still high, a single incident could change all that overnight. frank gardner, bbc news, riyadh. joining me from washington is our correspondent david willis.
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there has definitely been an escalation of tensions between this triangle, but how is the reaction from mrtrump triangle, but how is the reaction from mr trump being regarded? it's interesting, isn't it? having declared himself loft and loaded just over a week ago when those attacks on a saudi oil installation became apparent, mr trump is now opting for a policy of defence rather than attack. the deployment of hundreds of us troops and air defence systems to saudi arabia, and the precise numbers to be announced we are told during the week following conversations with the saudi is themselves. and an affront to those in his own party who have said that anything less than a military strike on iran would be seen as military strike on iran would be seen as an military strike on iran would be seen as an act of weakness by the iranians, president trump for his
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part, the response to that says he is commander—in—chief of the biggest and most powerful army in the world. he could summon a military strike in a minutes as he put it, but he is preferring to show restraint as a sign of strength. that's the way he has put it. clearly there's those that believe he has very little option bearing in mind the united states has sold the saturdays so many millions of dollars worth of military hardware, the least they can do is go in and support them and now they're having to potentially use it. all eyes will be on new york next week because we have the un general assembly. presidential will be there, will president rouhani be there? we are told it's likely he will be there. whether that you will meet it's very unlikely because the supreme leader has put the kibosh on that but president trump is expected
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to use a speech to the united nations general assembly to call from some sort of international coalition over iran although precisely what that would consist of, who would be a member of that, which countries will be members and so on which countries will be members and so on remains to be seen not least because some countries have been critical of the united states for inflaming tensions in the region as they see it by withdrawing from the iran nuclear corridor. so i think the united states realises that for now it's probably in this alone and the president, with an electionjust over a year to go, having been elected on a promise to withdraw us forces from areas of conflict rather than add to them clearly does not wa nt than add to them clearly does not want a military conflict with iran just now. thank you very much. the headlines on bbc news. jeremy corbyn has quashed
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an attempt to oust tom watson as the deputy leader of the labour party — a row which has overshadowed the start of the party's conference in brighton. iran reacts defiantly — in response to the us sending troops and missile defence systems to saudi arabia and the uae — after last week's attack on saudi oilfacilities. the travel firm thomas cook has approached the government for emergency funding, as it tries to avoid going into administration — leaving customers with uncertainty. there have been clashes between pro—democracy campaigners and the police in hong kong for the 16th weekend in a row. a march by thousands of people had official approval — but demonstrators say police forced it to end early — prompting some to throw petrol bombs at officers who used teargas to disperse the crowds. our china correspondent, stephen mcdonell sent us this report from hong kong.
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today's rally was cleared. that is, they had official permission for it, and yet again it's turned into one of these street battles. this week, a senior police officer told us that they are stretched to the absolute limit. they say they are handling this crisis but, if there was to be a greater escalation, the only way they could deal with it would be to eat into other areas of their police work. as the police detain protesters, there is a lot attention from the local media. this is especially the case given the amnesty international report that was released a few days ago, accusing the police of excessive force, which is something the officers here deny. but, given that, when they apprehend people, the media are on them.
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after being cleared out of other areas, protesters have come here to yuen long to mark two months since triad—connected gangs ambushed activists and, using home—made weapons, bashed them in the train station, and they've accused some police officers of colluding with those gangs. they've also accused some pro—beijing politicians of being linked to the underworld. this is why they want an independent enquiry, which is one of their key demands. you can hear them calling out now — five demands, not one less. the teenage climate activist, greta thunberg is attending a youth summit on climate change in new york ahead of the un general assembly. the united nations is hosting young people discussing what actions should be taken to tackle climate
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change — a cause which brought millions of people around the world onto the streets in demonstrations on friday. earlier we heard from our correspondent nada tawfik, who is in new york. this is really the largest gathering of youth on climates that the un has ever hosted. and the secretary—general said that he knows his generation has failed the youth and so he wants to give them a platform to put their own solutions forward. we are seeing more than 1000 youth here from all across the world coming and giving their concerns in a bank that will be translated into action and with me now is jacob able, he was invited here and how important is it for you and other youth to have a chance to put a voice to your concerns to world leaders here? it's absolutely vital. we need to be at the table
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addressing these solutions and addressing these solutions and addressing these solutions and addressing the problem. where the first generation that will feel the effects of this even though some already are feeling the effects but i think already are feeling the effects but ithink our already are feeling the effects but i think our ideas need to be at the table and it's inspiring to be here with so many youths from somebody different walks of life. what you think needs to happen?‘ different walks of life. what you think needs to happen? a carbon tax. it's been advocated for here in the us there's a few bills in congress and chancellor merkel but her climate plan. there's more discussions in the globe on this issue and i'm very inspired by that. the secretary—general hopes that more than 60 countries will increase their pledges that they made to the paris climate accord. but here on monday at the climate action summit president donald trump want to be there, as a young conservative american how do you feel about that? i'm a bit disappointed in that i would like to be there and share a voice, but i'm inspired by the young conservatives in the party they're addressing this issue hands—on front
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light of that and really proposing good solutions the problem. i think the party is shifting very quickly on this issue. we heard a lot of youth protesting and saying to him today they are on the streets and tomorrow there will be voting. how concerning is that you as a republican that lawmakers could be putting the future of the party in jeopardy if they don't take these concerns seriously? i don't to lose out concerns seriously? i don't to lose our youth vote because they're so vital but what i'm also inspired by when it comes to that is the youth are notjust sitting back and saying things, they are getting heavily involved in changing the party and running for office and talking to their congressional offices. i think it will move the party forward. what do you make of some of the ideas you have heard today? secretary gutierrez talked about putting a price on carbon and it's the first time i've heard that from him. some of the entrepreneurial ideas of common or google and microsoft have come here and their key players on this issue. those are all good
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ideas. a lot of passion from the young activists here. greta thunberg across the crowd and said they are united and unstoppable. we will see if that actually comes out of the meetings here on claimant. organisers of a controversial loyalist parade in glasgow have attacked the city council's handling of the marching season. orange marches due last weekend were banned following rioting in the city last month. but the police warned there could be violence unless today's parades were allowed to go ahead. our correspondent, niall o'gallagher, is in glasgow. a day in the sun for loyalists or an act of intimidation against scotland's irish catholic minority? parades by the orange order and other protestant marching groups the long—running contested tradition. margins for this have long
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been tolerated here and accepted by many as a fact of life in scotland's largest city after writing on the streets, the council put a stop to parades last weekend but after the police warned there could be violence, they said they were putting in an impossible position. riot police included mounted officers after several hundred protesters disrupted an irish republican march here last month. the scenes, but the council to act. a protest followed but they decided they had no choice to let the march continued. it has to be considered on its merits in the first people we consult with other police and we have a really difficult conversation with them around about which of the two options they present themselves here are more likely to keep people safe. government was out in force to celebrate this every year. as you can see with the support... as you can see with the support it's already gone to the city council. the nationalist. the police were everywhere today.
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they separates involving over a thousand marchers passed off without incident. i travel all over to take my kids because they are great. as far as i can see i'm not a bigot, and not anti—catholic. they insist on playing songs with have clearly anti—catholic words or telling the irish community go home because the famine is over, this is an organisation which is inherently, structurally, culturally anti—catholic and there is no question about that. the roots of this tension run deep. the 21st century scotland still struggles with its history. the tour operator, thomas cook, has asked the government for financial help — as it tries to avoid collapse. britain's oldest package holiday firm, could fall into administration this weekend — unless it finds £200 million to secure a rescue deal. a collapse could leave around 150,000 british
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holidaymakers stranded. katie prescott has more. it's a low season for thomas cook — in more ways than one. the weak pound makes it more expensive for it to buy the flights and hotels it pays for in euros and dollars. it is in a competitive market where profits are small and it has a lot of costs — hundreds of shops and 22,000 staff. now heading into the winter period, the debt—laden company has a cash flow crisis. if we book a holiday with thomas cook, we will pay for it before we go, obviously, but they actually do not pay the hotel until after we are back, so they pay 60 to 90 days later, which means that everybody that went on holiday through the summer, it is now that thomas cook is beginning to have to pay the hotels. they simply can't and if they can't pay the suppliers, then the company faces a pretty tough time. the company lenders say it needs an extra £200 million on top of the money it's already secured for a bailout.
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with a vote on that lifeline next friday, the company is hoping it can get over the next few days to reach that finish. it's a nervous time for customers. we just don't know what the situation is. we will either have a flight back and get back to manchester and be fortunate or things could collapse in the next couple of days or hours and we have nothing to go back on, so it's just a case of waiting, really. if the company goes into administration, their 150,000 uk package holiday customers will be brought home and those who've booked holidays will be refunded. katie prescott, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with lucy while many of us saw some warm sunshine today, changes on the way, and already pushing to parts of south—west england, south—west wales, northern ireland, with some sharp showers. those showers are
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gradually working their way north and east, with more persistent rain pushing into south—west england and wales, and later northern ireland. ahead of that, it remains dry with some clear spells. temperatures dipping away a touch further here, but a mild night south and west. temperatures not getting much below 17 in cardiff. tomorrow looks more unsettled, with showers, some of them heavy and thundery, and more persistent rain gradually working north and east. stay largely dry for north—east scotland, brightening in the south—west, with sunny spells and some showers, and temperatures a touch cooler than today, a maximum of 23. next week looks fairly autumnal, with temperatures in the mid to high teens. bye—bye.
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jeremy corbyn has crushed an attempt to oust watson as the deputy leader of the labour party, which is overshadowed the conference. of the labour party, which is overshadowed the conferencelj of the labour party, which is overshadowed the conference. i am particularly disappointed with the loss of momentum because i think he is not just loss of momentum because i think he is notjust undermined me, because i think he has undermined jeremy, the party and frankly i think he has undermined the momentum of the delegates. iran reacts to the us sending troops to saudi arabia after last week's attack on saudi oil facilities. the travel firm has approached the government for emergency funding as it tries to avoid going into administration, leaving customers facing increased uncertainty. it is time for sports day.
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hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm olly foster here's what's coming up. there's room for improvement but new zealand start the defence of their title with a win against south africa at the rugby world cup and there's drop goal drama in tokyo as france scrape past argentina in england's group manchester city wallop watford again, it's 8—nil to the champions, a club record also coming up in the programme. ferrari's sharl leclair is on pole for the third race in a row. we'll have the latest from singapore we'll have the latest from singapore and a bit closer to home, ahead of the world champiosnhips that start tomorrow, the world's top paracyclists take to the yorkshire roads to the yorkshire roads


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