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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: labour launch their election campaign, promising to take on what they call the establishment elite. we are going after the tax dodgers, we are going after the dodgy landlords, we are going after the bad bosses, we are going after the big polluters. because we know whose side we, the labour party, are on. on the day borisjohnson pledged
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the uk would leave the eu, the prime minister says it's jeremy corbyn‘s fault that brexit hasn't happened and focusses on public services. we are investing in infrastructure, in new technology, and that's the future that we want to build, but at the moment we've got this roadblock, this logjam, and we need to get through it. the us house of representatives passes a resolution to formally proceed with the impeachment inquiry against president trump. the body of missing british backpacker, amelia bambridge, is found in cambodia. more than 70 passengers are killed, as their train catches fire in pakistan. in a moment it will be time for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. as a number of female mps say abuse is forcing them out of politics, we'll be asking the chief executive of the jo cox foundation, what needs to be done. that's at 8.15pm. at 8.30pm, we'll be taking a look atjohn bercow‘s most memorable moments as he stands down as house of commons speaker.
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and at 10.40 and 11.30, we'll be taking a look at tomorrow's front pages — our reviewers are ruth lea, an economist and adviser to the arbuthnot banking group, and nicola bartlett, political correspondent for the daily mirror. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm sarah mulkerrins. england take a breather ahead of the biggest game of their lives. just one win all season — now hearts have sacked manager craig levein. and as she attempts to become a two—weight boxing world champion, katie taylor tells us what motivates her. i love being a trailblazer in the sport and being a pioneer in the sport and being a pioneer in the sport is absolutely huge for me.
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also coming up in the programme... we'll show you just how strong england's rugby team spirit really is. hello and welcome to sportsday. we are inching, hour by hour, minute by minute, ever closer to that rugby world cup final on saturday in japan. about 39 hours to kick—off between england and south africa in a match that could define a generation. and today head coach eddiejones named an unchanged side to the one that beat new zealand, so comprehensively in the semi—final last weekend and he also said his side are ready to produce their finest hour. from tokyo here's our correpsondent andy swiss. it is perhaps hardly surprising that eddiejones is sticking to exactly the same starting team that
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performed so brilliantly against the all blacks in the semifinal so that means that george ford continues at fly—half with a captain 0wen farrell outside and at centre. there is one interesting new name though on the bench, scrum—half ben spencer. now spencer only arrived out injapan on monday, he wasn't in the original squad. he was called out as emergency cover when willi heinz was injured during the game against the all blacks. he is very likely to play a role at some stage, so what a story that could be. england will start the final as favourites. they had a stunning performance against new zealand. eddie jones says stunning performance against new zealand. eddiejones says he is taking nothing for granted. we have spent four years getting ready for this occasion so that is why the players can be relaxed, why ican be why the players can be relaxed, why i can be relaxed, because we know we've done the work. but we are not
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relaxed about knowing what is in front of us. we know south africa are coming hard, they have a history of being the most physically intimidating team in the world so we have to take that away from them and the boys know what is ahead of them. everyone knows what is at stake but because we've had such good preparation, we can go and play without any fear. there has been no higher expectation than within the team. we started out the first day wanting to be the best team in the world, so that is where we wanted to go. the outside stuff, you know, as isaid go. the outside stuff, you know, as i said three weeks ago we were hopeless. i was going to get the sack and a win couldn't kick a goal so we sack and a win couldn't kick a goal so we don't tend to listen to that noise. the only opinion we are worried about is within the team. as well as england, south africa have also named their team for the final on saturday. they have made one team change to the team that
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faced wales. the winger is back from injury, a real boost to south africa because kolbe it is one of the most exhilarating talents in world rugby. they have a good record, having won in 1995 they have a good record, having won in1995 and they have a good record, having won in 1995 and 2007 when, of course, they beat england in the final. by contrast, england have only won once in 2003. let's hearfrom one of contrast, england have only won once in 2003. let's hear from one of the stars of that team, lawrence dallaglio. the semifinal against the all blacks, i don't think i'd ever seen a game plan laid down and be amended as well from the first minute until the last minute as that was. you have got to hope that he's got something else up his sleeve for south africa. the good news for england fans is that he understands the african mindset, he has coached them. maybe not this group of
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players but he was assistant coach in the world cup so he knows what he's doing and i've been very impressed with his contribution. the countdown to the final is very nearly complete. just one more day of preparations and then on saturday, it's england against south africa in the world cup final. can eddiejones's africa in the world cup final. can eddie jones's team africa in the world cup final. can eddiejones's team left rugby union's greatest prize? as andy was mentioning, south africa have been able to bring back kolbe into their side. he missed a semifinal with an ankle injury. they are looking to be the first team to win after losing a game in the pool stages. especially going through the pool stages and injuring against italy, probably the last few seconds of the game. i have been training for the
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past two weeks so i'm really confident as a player, i'm back to my old self. my uncle has healed nicely and i am grateful to get another opportunity to wear the jersey and especially playing in the final. for wales, after their agonising semifinal they have had to get ready for the third and fourth placed final. warren gatland's last game in charge. he has left a fantastic legacy in terms of his results and the success he's had since 2008 and the development of a lot of good players coming through, his knowledge and what he has done for our game is immense andl what he has done for our game is immense and i thank youse are not enough as faras immense and i thank youse are not enough as far as i'm concerned. he isa enough as far as i'm concerned. he is a god of the game and an incredible person.
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we've had the draw for the quarter—finals of the league cup — and holders manchester city have been drawn away at oxford united of league one. liverpool's tie against aston villa is likely to be rescheduled as they play in the fifa club world cup on the 18th december. everton will be at home to leicester city. league two colchester united, the lowest—ranked side left in the competition, face a trip to five—time winners manchester united. and this is how they reacted to the draw this morning. didn't bat an eyelid, did they? levein has been sacked from hearts. stephen has more. craig levein returned to hearts and he stepped up two years ago for his second spell as manager. initially things went well and this time last
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year, hearts were top of the league. since then, there has been a dramatic loss of form and with that has come increasing anger and frustration from the hearts supporters. the final straw came last night following a 1— nil defeat for hearts, leaving them joint bottom. at the end of the game, supporters were calling for levein to be sacked and just after 4pm this afternoon it was confirmed that is what has happened. the club said they thanked him for his efforts, saying levein had worked tirelessly and selflessly around the clock to try and achieve success. the statement confirmed that as well as being sacked as manager, he steps down as director of football and will see out his contract until the end of the season in a behind—the—scenes role. the task for the club now is to find a new
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manager and as they do that, the assistant manager austin mcphee will step up to take charge of the first—team starting this weekend against rangers. anti—sectarian chanting should be about to end. fifa have called on people to prevent a zero tolerance approach. a number of clubs in scotla nd approach. a number of clubs in scotland are under the spotlight for sectarian chanting. bulgaria against england this month, halted after fa ns england this month, halted after fans directed monkey chants at players. fifa's new approach is to stop the match and warned fans. if it continues, take the players off the field and as a last step abandon the field and as a last step abandon the game altogether. what about club football? bbc scotland has obtained
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this letter from fifa to all associations. it says fifa urges all member associations and disciplinary bodyis member associations and disciplinary body is to introduce the three step procedure in their domestic competitions... we can't shy away from it. if we wa nt football to we can't shy away from it. if we want football to be having a wider impact in the community then the issues that we have got in football have to be addressed. the main issue in scotland is sectarianism, which fits directly inside these new if he had guidelines, something that scottish football has wrestled with for a long time and always failed to find a solution. could they now be forced to adopt someone else's? the spf l wouldn't comment. the scottish fa
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say they are looking at ways of and fermenting a version of the protocol but with players walk off? it is not something that has probably been addressed or anything like that but from a personal point of view, i wouldn't have a problem with it. it isa with it. it is a problem that unfortunately is in ourgame it is a problem that unfortunately is in our game and it's in the world, in our lives. i don't know if we'll ever get rid of it, unfortunately. you've got to stick up for your team— mates you've got to stick up for your team—mates and you've got to stick up for your team— mates and what you've got to stick up for your team—mates and what you believe in as well. it is that respect that you wa nt as well. it is that respect that you want and especially in football stadiums. there has been so much noise around this issue in this country for so long but fifa's involvement could genuinely move things along. the scottish fa here say they are ready to get tough when it comes to the scottish cup. will those running the game here in general implement the protocol in full? probably not. the worldwide events of i'd ——
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intensified campaign continues and in scotland, we wait and see. the women's champions league continues this evening — arsenal host slavia prague with a 5—2 lead from the first leg — and it's set to be a big night for glasgow city — as they aim to reach the quarter finals for only the second time in their history. as they aim to reach the quarter finals for only the second time in their history. they hold a 2—0 advantage against brondy heading into the second leg in glasgow. heather dew—ar reports. this is where the champions league encounter will take place, in glasgow. a far cry from the 20,000 capacity brondy. coming here, it is completely different for them and obviously we are used to playing here on the astrotu rf. are used to playing here on the astroturf. it will be a smaller pitch and hopefully we can get a good crowd yet to get us going. getting going is exactly what bronby
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will look to do tonight, and they are adamant the ground won't cause any problems. we are pretty confident when we play oi'i we are pretty confident when we play on terms like sick day —— like today. we have played in smaller stadiums, like in denmark last week. it doesn't scare us. tough talking from the danes and the city boss as well. what would it mean to you to make it through to the quarterfinals for the second time? i think it's quite difficult at a clu b i think it's quite difficult at a club like glasgow to set new heights because they are a club that has a lwa ys because they are a club that has always been successful and given the amount of players that have come through the club in the last four or five years and the changes that have been made, the quality players we have lost to bigger clubs, i think it would say a lot for the squad to reach the quarterfinals of the champions league. what success is what they are
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looking for this evening as they continue to impress on the european stage. this saturday night in manchester, irish boxer katie taylor will take to the ring in the headline bout as she bids to become a two weight world champion. the former 0lympic champion is alread the unified world lightweight champion and now she will take on christina linar—datou from greece, who holds the wbo super lightweight belt. the 33—year—old says the best is still to come from her — and that she wants to inspire the next generation. it is definitely a huge milestone for me in my career. to headline this is incredible for me. it is pretty much the same for me, i am pretty much the same for me, i am pretty much the same for me, i am pretty much focused on the fight as usual. i am trying to stay sharp this week and whether i'm headline 01’ this week and whether i'm headline or not, i will put in a fantastic performance and in that aspect, it is still very much the same. to be
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headlining a show is very, very exciting for me. i want to be a great role model for the young kids and especially the females in the sport. i want to set a good example and it means an awful lot to me to bea and it means an awful lot to me to be a big role model for these kids growing up so, you know, nothing is impossible in the sport and i love breaking down barriers and i love being a trailblazer in the sport. to being a trailblazer in the sport. to bea being a trailblazer in the sport. to be a pioneer in the sport is absolutely huge for me. when i started boxing as a ten—year—old i wa nted started boxing as a ten—year—old i wanted to be 0lympic started boxing as a ten—year—old i wanted to be olympic champion and that was before women's boxing was evenin that was before women's boxing was even in the olympic games. tha nkfully even in the olympic games. thankfully i had a big part to play in that and now i am headlining a huge show as a professional, my first fight as an undisputed champion. my career so far as it exceeded my expectations and the best thing about it is the best is yet to come. let's take a quick look at some other stories today. kyle edmund is out of the paris masters. he was beaten by the world number one novak djokovic
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in the third round — with djokovic winning 7—6, 6—1. the serbian will face greek stefanos tsitsipas in the quarterfinals. rory mcilroy is three shots off the lead after his first round at the latest world golf championship event in shanghai. five birdies in six holes helped him finish on 5 under par — with china's haotong li leading the field. 0n the eve of the united states grand prix in formula 1, rule makers have approved new regulations from 2021 designed to make the racing closer and cut costs for teams. ferrari, mercedes and red bull have yet to back them. last night, a 95 year drought came to an end for the capital city of the usa because their baseball team — the washington nationals — won the world series, the pinnacle of the sport in the states. they were taking on the houston astros — a dynsasty — the nationals considered the underdogs in this best of seven series. 0ur reporter tulsen
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tollett was in houston. washington nationals are world champions for the first time... with the teams lined up, many thought this would be when the home side would finally be the ones to win ina side would finally be the ones to win in a series when the visiting tea m win in a series when the visiting team had won the last six. houston astros set the pace. 2—0 the lead. then the game was changed. that signalled the beginning of the end for the houston astros as kendrick hit a home houston astros run. 0n the back foot for the first time in the back foot for the first time in the contest. the nationals were watched on by 30,000 back at their home stadium in dc and they were unrelenting as they realised the finish line was close. the seems
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overwhelmed many as they became the third team from washington to win a major league title since the senators. this was meant to be all about the houston astros end it didn't turn out that way after all seven games were won by the visiting team. we are the world champions! well before we go, let's get back to the big story in town. that rugby world cup final on satruday between england and south africa. lots of media duty for the players and this england pair, well, they weren't afraid to show their emotions. it is here in hinckley rugby club when manu tuilagi arrived and

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