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decent start. some mist patches early on and then quite a lot of sunshine and showers bowing down from the north across scotland and we see this persistent rain attorney to wales. these areas could see further funding and travelling conditions. —— rain returning to wales. —— rain returning to wales. highs on wednesday between 12 and 1a degrees. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: the prime minister insists he's been a "model of restraint" in his use of language about brexit. i certainly think everybody should calm down. including you? i think i've been a model of restraint, but i think everybody should calm down. at the start of the conservative party conference a key announcement is made on new funding for hospitals in england.
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running street battles in hong kong mark some of the worst violence, in more than three months, of anti—government protests. flood warnings are in place across england and wales. some rivers have burst their banks. exit polls suggest austria's former chancellor, sebastian kurz, will win the general election just four months since he was ousted from power. he told supporters the results had left him almost speeches. a bbc investigation uncovers suffering and abuse at licensed puppy farms, in west wales. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'mjohn watson. will it be a golden night for the golden girl of british athletics? dina asher smith qualifies for final of 100 metres at the world athletics championships. wales run away with it to edge out
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australia at the rugby world cup edging closer to another world title. lewis hamilton finishes on top in russia. also coming up in the programme: leicester city knock newcastle forfive in the premier league. as the men's world road race title's settled on some very wet streets in yorkshire. day three of the world athletics championships is under way in doha. five gold medals up for grabs this evening and one of those could go to british sprinter dina asher smith who's hoping to become the first british woman to win sprint gold at a world championships. sshes just qualified for tonights final. our reporter ade adedoyin is in the stadium. we've spoken about dina asher—smith
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before a great deal. she looked really impressive qualifying for tonight's final. she really did, she looked very, very relaxed. she's really grown in confidence in the last few seasons, she accelerated her way from 50 metres, cruised at 10.87, a seasoned's best time for her are not far off her best time which shows she is in great shape when she can challenge the best athletes in the world. before that, maria jose also ran 10.87. shelley fraser pryce has been in sensational form, she ran10.8 fraser pryce has been in sensational form, she ran 10.8 yesterday, jogging form, she ran 10.8 yesterday, jogging from 30 metres out. it will be interesting to see what time she will do. to win a medal, dina asher—smith will have to run a personal best because it's an extremely tough field to content with. what other british interests
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are in action tonight? we've got the final of the women's pole vault and we've seen sprinters in action. is a quick turnaround for some of these 200 metre runners at the moment. adam, who didn't make the 100 metre final was in action today, he was all smiles as he won his heat co mforta bly all smiles as he won his heat comfortably are just over 27 seconds. also in action was zarnell hughes who made the final but didn't get a medal. he is also safely through to the final. the man to look out for is the united states racer, the fastest man in the world this year, he is a heavy favourite to win and he said in the build—up to win and he said in the build—up to the championship that he has targeted the championship record which is the world record set by usain bolt in 2009. miguel francis
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also looked good in qualifying. many are calling it one of wales's greatest world cup victories, their 29—25 win over australia in their second pool game, leaves them favourites to finish top of their group. which would hand them a more favourable draw in the quarterfinals. katie gornall is in tokyo. japan is proving to be a popular host. their team has lit up the world cup and in tokyo they have thrown their support. wales arrived as favourites to beat the two—time champions australia that could define the tournament. no side has ever won a world cup and lost a match along the way.
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momentum in rugby is everything and early on it was with wales. hadleigh parkes watched the last world cup in a pub, now he has the best view in the house. australia's spirits were lifted when adam ashley cooper scampered over but the second their concentration wavered, wales pounced. gareth davies helping wales to a 15—point lead at the break. on a hotand humid night, the pace was frantic and australia added to the excitement. wales, under mounting pressure, struggled to hold back the tide as michael hooper punched his way through before their lead was cut to a point. this was tense. australia gave it everything, but wales somehow held firm to win a match that marks them out
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as world cup contenders, even for the most experienced of welsh warriors this is one they will never forget. talking of welsh warriors, a memorable day for wales captain alun wyn jones, who received his record 130th cap. i'm pretty happy with the character we showed, particularly in the second half. at times it was dodgy, we had a great first half then we were tentative in the second half, but pleased with the result. it's always easy to end up defending a lead, which we did in the second half, but credit to the guys in gold they came at us with everything in the second half. scotland are the next home nation in action. they play their 2nd match against samoa tomorrow. they of course lost their first to ireland but following their defeat to japan yesterday, it leaves the group wide open. paul barnes has been following the scotland squad.
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after several days of fierce criticism in the wake of that dreadful display against ireland, gregor townsend has had his say on the team and has made a few big selection calls for monday's match against samoa. he's changed the entire back row withjohn barclay and brian wilson missing out on a starting place. there are also changes in the back line with darcy graham coming in on the wing and chris harris makes a start too in centre. several changes for gregor townsend, five in total, but that is the team he thinks can do the job in what is a must—win match against samoa. a point to prove, improve all of that, we have the responsibility when involved with the national team to give our best. players are aware you may not get another opportunity. for those that haven't been selected this week, they have given that opportunity or someone else now has that opportunity to perform
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so a point to prove, but we have a big performance, to give against russia and japan and see where that takes us. lewis hamilton won the russian grand prix to inch closer to a sixth world title. ferrari's race unravelled after sebastien vettel disobeyed team orders by refusing to let team mate charles leclerc through, the german eventually retiring with engine problems as leclerc finished third, having started from pole. nick parrott reports. it's a victory lewis hamilton will savour because before the russian grand prix it was so unexpected. for a fourth race in a row, charles leclerc started from pole but his ferrari team feared hamilton could catch him unless vettel passed them both. the plan was to let vettel hand back the wind to laclerc but he refused.
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after much moaning on the radio, ferrari got charles leclerc back on in front. but then engine problems ended their hopes of victory. with vettel stranded, hamilton changed tyres while racing was suspended. when racing resumed, he surged into an unassailable lead on the way to his ninth win of the season. what should have been a one—two finish for ferrari became a one—two for mercedes, strengthening their grip on the championships while leaving ferrari questioning their way forward. the strategists were on it today. i think we all wear and keeping ferrari behind, they did a fantastic job to secure the one two. after three tough races i can't tell you how rewarding this feels. we had an agreement, we spoke about it before, maybe we need to have a look at it and sit down, so i'm
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relaxed about it. my race wasn't supposed to happen, the car let me down ina supposed to happen, the car let me down in a way, but we'll talk about it and move on. it was completely agreed, but i will speak to the team, i think everything has been respected and work has been done by the pit stop at the end so as we had agreed before the race. elsewhere in motor sport, northern ireland'sjonathan rea secured a fifth straight world superbike title with two rounds to spare. he took victory just ahead of dutchman michael van der mark in race two at magny—cours as his nearest rival alvaro bautista exited early on. the win means rae becomes the first rider to win five world superbikes titles. leicester demonstarted why they may break into the premier league's top four to qualify for the champions league this season, beating newcastle 5—0 at the king power stadium.
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it moves them up to third, two points behind manchester city. austin halewood reports. in 2016, leicester but at the centre of the footballing world and have lofty ambitions again. since brendan rodgers took over, only liverpool and manchester city have won more points. james madison has been key in that but with him injured, the foxes were looking for someone else to spark against newcastle. it didn't take long. ricardo with the brilliant run and even better finish, leicester with the lead. newcastle just couldn't get hold of the ball and they couldn't control their temper, a horrific challenge from isaac hayden on dennis pratt quickly deemed worthy of a red card. once again, it wasn't going to plan and it only got worse, particularly when jamie vardy did what jamie vardy does best. the floodgates were open, the foxes running riot. pratt back on his feet and in on the action.
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jamie vardy scored a second before wilfred made it five. more misery for the magpies. leicester, too clinical, too good and back into third. certainly not near good enough. we've made it difficult all afternoon, especially with ten men. you need to get 20, 30 minutes up the road and after half time, we gave a goal away for their second and a deflection for the third and thenit and a deflection for the third and then it became one of those very, very difficult afternoons against a very difficult afternoons against a very good leicester team, but we got to show more than what we did. arsenal have been impressive as they continued the defece of their women's superleague title with another win that keeps them top of the tabel on goal difference from manchester city women. it's now three from three, after victory over brighton. and a special moment for england's jordan nobbs, who scored her first goal since returning from the lengthy
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injury which ruled her out of the world cup. and what was arsenal's fourth in a four nil win. manchester city maintained their 100% start thanks to steph horton's early free kick against everton. tottenahm beat wets ham 2—0, while chelsea won easily at bristol city. —— west ham. the men's road race title at the road world championships was won by mads pedersen as wet conditions saw the race shortened in yorkshire. he becomes the first dane to win the title, teo geoghen hart was the highest finishing brit, but was way down the field outside the top twenty. patrick gearey reports. this was no day for a bike ride. relentless rain meant this would be a road race with a difference, the route shortened and diverted, the riders battling through miles of treacherously waterlogged country, supported by spectators even on the most forlorn hillside. a test of technique and tenacity. the race bottlenecked as it entered harrogate, a town built around spa water,
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covered in rainwater. one of the pre—race favourites philip gilbert couldn't the ground lost in this crash. 0thers fell away including the defending champion. of the british riders, adam yates and ben swift fought hard fought hard to stay in it, but the race was being stretched by a series of exhausting attacks. the final duel was between the italian matteo and danish mads pedersen. a riveting race had a final twist. what a race and what a victory for mads pedersen, the new world the new world champion roared home in the rain. the weather has been awful, but the enthusiasm of the crowd right along the route has made this a day of celebration as well as saturation. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening, coming up next is the film review.


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