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this is bbc news. the headlines at six: prince andrew categorically denies having sex with an american women who says she was forced to sleep with him when she wasjust 17. i can absolutely, categorically, tell you that it did not happen. the duke of york said he does not regret his association with the financier and sex offender jeffrey epstein — now lawyers call upon him to give evidence. whether a person is a prince or a pauper, if anyone has evidence or information that might be relevant to an investigation of a criminal case, that person should provide it. in the election — the conservatives promise all migrants will be treated equally after brexit, regardless of where they come from.
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the labour leaderjeremy corbyn refuses to confirm whether or not free movement of people from the eu will be included in their general election manifesto. police and protestors clash in hong kong — after a university campus is occupied. and tributes to a chronicler of the swinging sixties — the photgrapher terry o'neill has died. coming up, the latest from kosovo, where a goalfrom harry binks puts england in the lead. that is in sportsday at half past six. the duke of york is facing widespread criticism today after the bbc interview
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in which he denied having a sexual encounter with a 17—year old girl in 2001. virginia roberts says she was groomed byjeffrey epstein — the american financier who was convicted on child sex offences in 2008, and who had been a friend of prince andrew. the prince has admitted that going to stay with him after his release from prison was a mistake, and is now facing calls to assist legal inquiries in the united states. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. your royal highness, we've come to buckingham palace... the interview has been heard, andrew's answers have been noted, with incredulity in some quarters and, one suspects, with something close to despair within the royal household. the reaction to his words in most cases has been negative. the consensus, in pr terms, the interview was extremely ill—advised. andrew was categoric about his
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denial of impropriety with the then 17—year—old virginia roberts. she has claimed that on the night of their alleged first encounter, she was introduced to him at tramp, the nightclub in central london. she says they danced together there, but andrew was emphatic that he was at home. he said he had taken his daughter beatrice to this pizza restaurant in woking in surrey in the afternoon. how had he managed to remember a specific day so many years ago? because going to pizza express in woking is an unusual thing for me to do. a very unusual thing for me to do. i've never been... i've only been through woking a couple of times, and i remember it weirdly distinctly. as soon as somebody reminded me of it, iwent, oh, yes, i rememberthat. in the united states, home to most of the young women who say they were trafficked byjeffrey epstein to perform sexual favours, lawyers are saying andrew should now repeat his
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testimony under oath. whether a person is a prince or a pauper, if anyone has evidence or information that might be relevant to an investigation of a criminal case, that person should provide it to the law enforcement. in this case, it would be the federal bureau of investigation. and from those who have worked for the royal family and who are familiar with prince andrew, there is a feeling of weary resignation. they will be wondering, was the right decision made? who made the decision to put him on? did he make it himself, or did he seek advice within the palace? my guess is that he bulldozed his way in and decided that he was going to do it himself, without any advice. i'm truly grateful for the opportunity... it was supposed to be the interview which drew a line under the story for andrew and allowed him to move on. that moment is certainly some way off.
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that was our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell. the pr specialist mark borkowski said he didn't believe prince andrew did himself any favours agreeing to the interview with emily maitlis. it certainly doesn't damp anything down, i mean, infact, it actually inflates the story and brings so many questions — that were answered but nuanced in such a way that people are not, clearly, happy about that. it was an ill—judged thing to do, it was far too long. and he didn't have to do it, there were plenty of other occasions he could have chosen to do — i use a pr term — a softer interview. i mean, all praise to emily maitlis, all praise to the production team who got hold of the interview. but it was 45 minutes, there was nowhere to hide. he represents an older, probably less aware, man in terms of having to deal with a very modern world. he didn't convince anybody,
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and he certainly didn't draw a line under this particular issue. former royal journalist and a campaigner for victims of sexual abuse, catherine mayer, said the interview showed no compassion for epstein‘s alleged victims. it was as bad as i expected. probably worse. it was bad — if that was supposed to be exercising exculpation and reputation management, it was disastrous, but it was also terrible because it erased the victims of epstein. he was given the chance at the end, "is there anything else you would like to say?" and he said "no, no, i think you've dragged it all out of me." well, he didn't mention those women once. he mentioned them only in the sense that he may not have noticed them in epstein‘s house because he was so used to being surrounded by servants, ie servants aren't people so you don't notice them.
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just extraordinary, but also kind of unsurprising for me, because i've been around him a lot and been around the royals a lot. i wanted to ask you that. you have met him. can you give us an insight a little bit more into what sort of person he is? yes, i mean, it's strange. i spent, i went on a trip to china with him when he was uk trade ambassador, so in 2004 this was, and like many other royals, i actually ended up a lot of the time feeling sorry for him, a sensation i now question somewhat, but it was because he was so out of his depth, and all of them are, in the sense that the queen's children have been brought up in these extraordinary, this bubble, where they are told they are very special, that they have this really special role, but actually they can't determine what the role is, they can't do a job, so they both have entitlement and no agency, and they have no real world experience.
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so, some of what — it explains some of what you're seeing, and he's not a bright man at all. shouldn't we — i mean you say that, of course he may also have been very poorly advised in this case, but... no, he's pushed back every time anyone‘s ever tried to give him good advice, he's pushed back. i mean, i think because they have so little control over their own lives, when they can assert themselves they very often do, and andrew's particularly prone to that. shouldn't we give him some credit for attempting to face the music? no. what we're seeing is a culture of impunity, where his — i mean originally, whatever the situation, whatever he did or didn't do, in being photographed by epstein after epstein had emerged from jail as a convicted paedophile he was essentially giving cover to him. he was giving credibility to him. immigration has featured strongly in the general
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election campaign today — the conservatives have given more details of how they would make the system the same for people from eu countries and the rest of the world. and jeremy corbyn has said there would continue to be plenty of movement of people in and out of britain under a labour government. jessica parker reports. long debated, the flow of people to the uk, the free movement of workers around the eu. he wants a further referendum, with remain versus a labour brexit deal, so what would that new deal mean for immigration? our economy and society has been enriched massively by people that have made homes here. no labour government led by me will bring in a hostile environment such as theresa may brought. simple question, will free movement end? there will be a great
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deal of movement. the conservatives have fleshed out some of their plans, treating eu and non—eu workers the same, the vast majority will need a job offer to come and work in the uk. migrants will typically have to wait five years before they can claim benefits. the annual charge to access the nhs will rise to £625. but no detail on numbers from a party that has been stung before by failing to meet targets. if you don't have targets we don't have a way ofjudging whether your policy has been a failure or success. we will make sure parliament has control over immigration, so we get the advantages and benefits. how can we judge if the control is being used properly? we also control the costs that uncontrolled immigration undoubtedly places.
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to what extent should the uk be able to control exactly who can and can't come here to live and work? it is also an issue of pragmatism, with many businesses saying they need easy access to workers of all skills levels. there are so many industries that rely on people coming here to work from other countries, so we want to make sure there is a system that is fair, where you have targeted enforcement so you can keep the rules, but that we recognise and celebrate what immigrants offer us all. in scotland, we need to encourage more people to come and live here. over the next 25 years, if we don't encourage people to make scotland their home and make a contribution to our economy, our working age population may decline, which will mean lower tax revenues in order to fund our national health service. immigration was up for debate in the 2016 referendum, and in this referendum that hasn't changed.
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—— in this election. there have been renewed violent clashes in hong kong, with police using tear gas and water cannon to clear pro—democracy protestors after a standoff at a university building. 0ur asia correspondent robin brant reports. sunday morning in hong kong. these protests are now in their sixth month. 0n the edge of another university campus, taken over by protestors, there is tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon from the police. from the other side they are now using improvised weapons. the police are now trying to move in on two fronts. the tear gas is coming from there and another group there, and what you have here is the last of the students. they are throwing bricks, they are throwing petrol bombs. at the moment it remains a stand—off. for hours, both sides pushed back—and—forth. all as a handful of china's soldiers looked on, from behind the steel gates of their barracks just metres away. there were claims that both sides
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are resorting to lethal weapons. the police said one was hit in the leg by an arrow fired from the university. do you think the people of hong kong support you firing bows and arrows, support you throwing petrol bombs? i don't expect everyone to support us, but most of the citizens are ok with it. we're not asking for support, we just hope people understand what we are doing right now. for the second time in a week i'm standing on a bridge surrounded by protestors, with riot police on the other side. earlier in the week, it was a highway below they blocked. now, it is one of the tunnels to hong kong island. these protestors continue with their efforts to cause maximum disruption to hong kong's infrastructure. by the day's end the protestors faced police moving in on fourfronts. hong kong polytechnic university is now under siege. the protestors who have stayed, many inside, have no way out. robin brant, bbc news, hong kong.
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i want to take you to hong kong now and show you some live pictures that are coming in to us at the bbc. it is nearly 2:15am, and i think you can geta is nearly 2:15am, and i think you can get a sense of the confrontation thatis can get a sense of the confrontation that is still going on there in the early hours. police in hong kong have threatened to use live ammunition against pro—democracy demonstrators who are barricaded inside that polytechnic university. as robin was saying, throughout the day, there have been violent clashes, with protesters throwing bricks and petrol bombs, and police using tear gas and water cannon. and the police have urged that the people inside on the campus before they make another attempt to move m, they make another attempt to move in, they have urged people to leave. but this violence that has been going on all day and into the evening, and now into the night, is
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some of the worst seen during months of unrest. the headlines on bbc news: prince andrew categorically denies having sex with an american women who says she was forced to sleep with him when she wasjust 17. in the election — the conservatives promise all migrants will be treated equally after brexit, regardless of where they come from. and the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, refuses to confirm whether or not free movement of people from the eu will be included in their general election manifesto. the government and armed forces have been accused of covering up illegal killings of civilians in iraq and afghanistan by british troops. in an investigation by bbc panorama and the sunday times, a dozen british detectives said they had found credible evidence of war crimes — but strong cases were not
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prosecuted. the ministry of defence denies the claims. richard bilton has more. across two decades, british soldiers have fought wars in afghanistan and iraq. most did their duty and came home, but some were accused of committing war crimes. panorama has found evidence the state covered up what they did. like the killing of rahid al moussaoui in basra in 2003. translation: when rahid opened a door, the british soldier was crouching behind a pile of rubbish in the street. as soon as rahid walked out, the british soldier shot him, here. detectives from the iraq historic allegations team investigated the case. they wanted to prosecute one soldier for the killing and his commanding officerfor covering up what happened, but no one was charged.
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this detective asked to be interviewed anonymously. the ministry of defence had no intention of prosecuting any soldier, of whatever rank he was, unless it was absolutely necessary and they couldn't wriggle their way out of it. ihat looked at hundreds of cases, but in 2017, the investigation was shut down. along with 0peration northmoor, which was looking at killings in afghanistan. there were no prosecutions. panorama has spoken to insiders in both investigations. they say cases were covered up. key decisions were being taken out of our hands. there was more and more pressure coming from the mod to get cases closed as quickly as possible. the mod says military operations are conducted lawfully, and that decisions not to prosecute were made independently and after extensive investigation.
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richard bilton, bbc news. and you can watch the panorama investigation tomorrow at 9pm on bbc one. hundreds of bikers have gathered to ride in memory of harry dunn, the teenager whose death led to a diplomatic row with the united states. the bikers took to the streets close to the spot where harry died after the motorbike he was riding was struck by a car. the main suspect in the crash, the wife of an american diplomat left the country and returned to the us, claiming diplomatic immunity. harry's family said the support from the public was ‘the only thing keeping them going'. large parts of central venice are under water again, after another exceptionally high tide inundated the city. over the last week, the italian city has registered
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three of its worst ten floods since records began. the high water levels have caused major disruption, and there are fears about the damage the salt water is causing to monuments. a 26—year—old man has been charged with a terror offence after he was arrested at heathrow airport last week, having arrived on a flight from turkey. the met‘s counter—terror command have charged mamun rashid from east london with preparation of terrorist acts. he'll appear at westminster magistrates‘ court tomorrow. the mayor of greater manchester, andy burnham, says he has concerns about the use of any sort of cladding on buildings after a fire at a block of student flats in bolton on friday. the fire service has confirmed that the material on the building is not the same type as used on grenfell tower in london, but mr burnham says it raises issues that need to be addressed, as kevin fitzpatrick reports.
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it was a fire that spread rapidly and ripped through the top three floors of this building in the town centre. people were panicking and coming out because there was a real fire and there was a lot of smoke. so, people were panicking and everyone ran out. heard, like, banging on the door, and saying, "fire!" and i grabbed, like, my phone, like, the jacket and shoes and ijust ran. 220 students are registered as living there, and by saturday afternoon, the fire service said they'd spoken to every one of them. people were crying, talking about the possessions. it was mostlyjust uni work — a lot of people had uni work that they believe must have been destroyed, passports and laptops and valuables just all gone. the fire service say this blaze was ferocious and it spread quickly through the top floors of this 6—storey building. at its peak, a0 fire engines and appliances were battling the fire. it took around five hours to get it under control. i really want to praise the actions of my firefighters and officers. their early intervention and quick
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decision—making that evacuated this building at pace early on in the incident has made a real difference to the outcome. the mayor, andy burnham, said that swift evacuation was due to a recent change in approach. as well as a fire command, which would always be sent by the fire service to any incident of this kind, they sent an evacuation command, which was a learning of their own from grenfell. the mayor confirmed that the cladding on the building is different to that which caused the grenfell disaster, but it was still considered to pose a risk in a subsequent fire safety inspection in 2017. the authorities believe work to remedy that has taken place, but an investigation will now establish whether it was done to standard. the prime minister visited a support centre for those who've been displaced. bolton university is providing temporary accommodation, food and clothing for those affected. in the meantime, an investigation is under way to establish how this blaze began. kevin fitzpatrick, bbc news, bolton.
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in sri lanka, a controversial former defence chief has been elected president. 70—year—old gota baya rajapaksa took more than 52 per cent of the vote, which was split along ethnic lines. from colombo, our correspondent, yogita limaye, reports. a wartime strongman returns as sri lanka's most powerful. gotabaya rajapaksa is seen amongst many in the majority as a leader who can keep their country safe. we don't have enough protection for the people. we have bombs and terrorists. day by day, a lot of work is created in this government. we like to have a father for our mother country. in april this year, a series of attacks
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by islamist extremists killed more than 250 people. what happened inside this church, in many ways, changed the course of the election. the idea that peaceful families sitting together attending mass could be brutally killed shook this nation and brought national security into the centre stage. the attacks were a reminder of this bloody ethnic conflict between tamil insurgents and the sri lankan army. the days that gave mr rajapaksa his deadly reputation. torture, killings, disappearances of tamil minorities, the bombing of civilian areas. he is accused of them all during his crackdown to end the war in 2009. a decade later, the families of those who went missing still hold daily vigils. translation: we want
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to expose the atrocities of gotabaya to the world. mr rajapaksa has always denied the allegations against him, and as long as he remains president, he can't be held to account. sri lanka is once again all set to be ruled by a member of its most prague is marking the thirtieth anniversary of the velvet revolution that ended decades of communist rule in the czech republic. however yesterday, at least 200,000 people protested against the current government, on the eve of this anniversary. the protesters are calling for the prime minsiter‘s resignation, following allegations he used eu subsidies for his own business empire. 0ur reporter rob cameron is in prague and sent this update. this is billed as a festival of freedom, an all day celebration of democracy, when people from all over stream into the city centre, here to narodni street, where 30 years ago today, on the 17th november 1989,
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a peaceful march by students was brutally suppressed by communist riot police. while it's a carnival atmosphere, it's taking place at a time of heightened political tension. earlier today, the prime minister, andrej babis, was booed and heckled as he laid flowers to the memorial to the students. and it takes place one day after the biggest demonstration since the fall of communism, with demonstrators calling on mr babis to resign, something which he so far refuses to do. a nine—year—old boy from belgium is about to become the world's youngest ever university graduate. laurent simons — who is originally from 0stend — is studying for an electrical engineering degree in the netherlands. if all goes to plan — he'll graduate next month. the bbc‘s tim allman has the story. laurent simons likes nothing better
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than a little soldering and tinkering with electronics. a young man with a photographic memory and an iq of 145, he is living life at quite a speed. translation: i did the first year of my primary school, and then it went faster and faster. i did the remaining five years in one year. i did my secondary school in a year and at university i do a course every week. laurent is studying at the eindhoven university of technology, and although he doesn't spend all that much time with his fellow students, his family believe he is on the right place. translation: i think he would have missed a lot of his youth if he were still in school. now it'sjust like a playground here, so he can do whatever he wants. like many boys of his age, he likes robots, but we're not talking about toys. laurent is a lot more ambitious than that. translation: my goal
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is actually extending life, replacing parts of human beings by technology. so, for example, artificial organs and robot arms, robot legs, things like that. next up, he is aiming for a graduate degree. just imagine what he'll do when he's ten. tim allman, bbc news. terry o'neill — the photographer whose pictures helped define the 1960s — has died at the age of 81. his images of rock and film stars and royalty helped frame an age of celebrity — and the idea of the ‘swinging sixties.‘ david sillito looks back at his work. patrick macnee, twiggy. photoshoots don‘t get more 60s than that, and the man behind the lens was terry 0‘neill. his work, a who‘s who of the greatest stars of the last 50 years. this image of frank sinatra striding down a boardwalk
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is now a museum exhibit. indeed, his first assignment as a photographer on fleet street... you know, the very firstjob i ever had on the newspaper i got sent to photograph a group, and they turned out to be the beatles recording please please me, and i started at the top and i never looked back. # rebel, rebel, you've torn your dress. in the ‘70s, he captured david bowie‘s ever changing image. to his admirers, one of his great talents was developing relationships with his sitters. when you work with musicians, you have to respect that it‘s their time, but terry got very close to a lot of people, and in, you know, in some instances, he married his subject. you know, he was married to faye dunaway. married to faye dunaway, photographed frank sinatra — it wasn‘t an easy life. this was one of the first stones photoshoots, but as the years went by, modern stars weren‘t so interesting to him. i don‘t know what it is, all the guys seem to wear black suits, all the girls seem to be fashion plates, but
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they all look the same. it was a portfolio that had everyone from bardot to churchill, sinatra to taylor. terry 0‘neill‘s life truly was a catalogue of a golden age of stardom. terry 0‘neill, who has died at the age of 81. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with stav. cloud and patchy rain will become more confined to the eastern side of england as we head through tonight. further north and west, high—pressure building in bar a few showers in the western isles. temperature is really taking a tumble, widespread frost, some mist and fog patches. further south—east, temperatures of 3—6dc. a lot of fine and dry sunny weather up and down
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the country. quite windy from the north in the south—east. elsewhere, lots of sunshine, one or two stubborn fog patches. it could stay quite chilly if they linger, for example in the central belt. later in the week, northern and eastern areas will stay dry with sunshine, further west, the breeze will pick up further west, the breeze will pick up with the risk of thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain.
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hello this is bbc news. the headlines. prince andrew categorically denies having sex with an american women who says she was forced to sleep with him when she was just 17. i can absolutely, categorically, tell you that it did not happen. the duke of york said he does not regret his friendship with the convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein. in the election, the conservatives promise all migrants will be treated equally after brexit, regardless of where they come from, but the foreign secretary rules out setting a target for the number of people entering the uk. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn refuses to confirm whether or not free movement of people from the eu will be included in the party‘s general election manifesto. police and protestors clash in hong kong after a university
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campus is occupied. and terry 0‘neill, the photographer whose iconic works include this picture of his former wife, faye dunaway. after she won an oscar, has died at the age of 81. and if you missed that extraordinary interview with prince andrew yesterday. you can watch the whole thing on iplayer now, and it‘s called prince andrew and the epstein scandal. now on bbc news it‘s time for sportsday. hello. you‘re watching sportsday on bbc news with me, ben croucher. your headlines this sunday. england are heading for victory in their final euro 2020 qualifier in kosovo. it was a record breaking day in the wsl — with arsenal beating spurs in front
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of nearly 40,000 fans. saracens‘ champions cup defence starts with a heavy defeat in france to racing 92. also on sportsday this evening. we‘ll drop by the o2 arena in london where either stefanos tsitsipas or dominic thiem will be crowned the end of season tour champion for the first time. we‘ll show you howjohann zarco miraculously walked away from this scary incident in valencia. hello and welcome to sportsday. more on the penultimate race of the f1 season in brazil too, with lewis hamilton fighting for victory, but first to prishtina where england are playing in their final euro 2020 qualifier. they‘re in kosovo, knowing automatic qualification is already secured. we‘ve got about 15 minutes to play
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and england lead 1—0. harry winks scored his first international goal in the first half. burnley‘s nick pope is making his first competitive start for england in goal. raheem sterling also started. commentary on bbc radio five live right now. defending european champions portugal also assured themselves automatic qualification for next year‘s tournament. they beat luxembourg 2—0. cristiano ronaldo is nowjust one goal shy of 100 for his country. dare say it was the easiest of his 99 so far. a record 74,200 people attended matches in the women‘s super league today on the first fa women‘s football weekeend. four of the games were held at stadia where the men‘s teams normally play. more than 38,000 were at the tottenham hotspur stadium where arsenal beat spurs 2—0. this one was watched
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by michael redford. the first official women‘s football weekend and a record crowd for the first ever north london derby in the women‘s super league. a chance for many to experience top flight football, a new stadium and the importance of bragging rights. although the excitement may have been too much for some. arsenal are the defending champions, the league is their territory. they‘re not used to have noisy neighbours. it showed, graham missing not once but twice, to give tottenham the first half lead. they were nearly made to pay for it before the break. mccabe inches away from her first goal of the season. arsenal captain little making the breakthrough. arsenal weathered the storm and were on the front foot. a gift for one of the best strikers in women‘s football. it was enough to secure victory
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and it meant arsenal stamped their authority on north london once again. manchester city enjoyed the biggest win of the day, beating west ham 5—0 at their usual academy stadium home. england international georgia stanway scored two first half goals but was later sent off. ellen white also got her first in the league for city — who stay second. thought it was a good performance. i thought we asked the players to be clinical. i thought in the birmingham game before the international break we probably had the same performance, but the game was1—0, up until70 the same performance, but the game was 1—0, up until 70 minutes, the same performance, but the game was 1—0, up until70 minutes, so to be 4—0 up at half—time and to create and took the chances, i thought the performance was excellent but then the effort and endeavour at 5—0 to continue to make sure we didn‘t concede was really pleasing. chelsea remain top of the superleague after a marin mjelde penalty gave them a 1—0 win at home to manchester united. nearly five thousand watched them at kingsmeadow — a record for a women‘s ground.
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brighton beat birmingham 3—0. reading drew with bristol city whilst at anfield — everton won the merseyside derby 1—0. for the fourth year in a row, there will be a new champion in tennis‘ atp world tour finals. stefanos tsitsipas — who saw off roger federer yesterday — is playing austria‘s dominic thiem in the final. both men making theirfirst appearance at this stage. the greek is making his debut in the tournament and is favoured by many to win a grand slam in the future. thiem surprised many by beating federer and djokovic in the group stage. still in the first set, currently 3-3 still in the first set, currently 3—3 on sever, you can watch this one right now over on bbc two. also making the news this sunday... tommy fleetwood has won the nedbank challenge at sun city — after a dramatic play off hole win. he started the day six off the lead but a final round of 65 and a par
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at the final extra hole gave him his first win of the season. ahead of their two—test series, england drew theirfinal warm up match against a new zealand a side. jos buttler completed his century in the morning beforejoffra archer took three wickets for the touring side in new zealand‘s second innings. buttler says it should be an exciting series. there was a scary looking incident midway through the final race of the moto gp season in valencia whenjohann zarco, who had just crashed, was wiped out himself by the bike of another rider. he wasn‘t seriously injured. champion marc marquez won the race. 0nto rugby union, where european champions saracens began the defence of their title with a humbling defeat at racing 92. with a domestic points deduction and large fine potentially looming, the 30 points to ten defeat will hardly have improved their mood. patrick gearey reports. saracens in happier times.
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this was may, they were european champions, their dominance undisputed. now the picture is so much blurrier, the signs are that sarries will accept a domestic points deduction and massive fine for breaching the salary cap. in europe, only their opponents can hand out punishment. it still hurts. racing 92 were scoring the tries saracens never used to allow, but this wasn‘t saracens as we know them. what was once steel was breakable. thomas crashed through. was his right foot in touch? apparently not. this decision sarries had to accept. but it is notjust points to play, it is pride too. this week they promised they would not roll over. that would be an isolated incident. french league rules allow racing to spend on the best. they bulldozed to a bonus point. saracens‘ punishment means a relegation fight might be more
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important than a cup run. northampton saints began their european campaign with an impressive 25 points to 14 win over the french league leaders lyon. wales fly half dan biggar was on form for them — but they held off a french fightback to seal the points. second in the premiership against first in france. a match that was billed as a tough start to the european season billed as a tough start to the european season for saint, but lyon‘s indiscipline and the boot of big gash meant an early lead. when it looked like the challenge from the channel got going a replay showed the ball was knocked on. no try. biggar had shown his skill with his feet. now it was time for fast hands to put in hutchinson who scrambled his way to the line. as a gentle reminder of biggar‘s kicking
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how about a penalty from nearly 50 metres? no world cup hangoverfor him. a yellow card brought lyon back in to it. they capitalised within seconds, with a try. and he added another to the end but it was too little, too late and it is saints who are up and running with a win. well, let‘s put some more meat on the bones of both of those matches, including more on saracens possibly accepting that punishment handed to them by premiership rugby a couple of weeks ago. 0ur reporterjames burridge was at franklin gardens, where northampton beat lyon. a confident display to get their champions couple show on the road. pretty ruthless from northampton in the first 40 minutes. yes, that first half told us a lot about northampton have been this season, a real attacking intent. moving the ball with pace and playing at a
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tempo lyon couldn‘t handle. put them in good stead for a lead at half—time, so a brilliant performance from them. plenty of headlines being made ned the world of rugby, we are not expecting saracens of rugby, we are not expecting sara ce ns to of rugby, we are not expecting saracens to contest or appeal in any way this decision against their fine so way this decision against their fine so it looks as if they will be taking the huge points deduction, the five million fine as well. chris you are a former player so it looks as if they will take it on the chin. what impact will have that have on the squad. i don't think there was much room for manoeuvre, so, i do think the playing group will bring them closer together and make them tighter, as we have seen them playing last week, they had walk yes side out and they managed to beat gloucester at gloucester. for the group they will be glad it is out the way. but if anything it will bond them together closer. for the premiership as a whole, it has set a press department. it has been devastating. yes, the cap is there for a reason and we all want to play
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by it, it makes a competitive competition and that is the way we wa nt competition and that is the way we want it to be. it has landed on saracen's doorstep and they have dealt with it. hopefully we can move on making this league great and where it should be. thank you. we expect a statement from premiership by expect a statement from premiership rugby later in the week once the deadline has rugby later in the week once the deadline has passed. staying with rugby, and wales women have beaten scotland away from home for the second time in eight months. 17—3 was the score at scotstoun. early tries from bethan lewis and lisa neumann set the tone. the welsh rarely looked troubled from then on as they followed up their 15—13 win over ireland last week.the result is a first defeat up their 15—13 win over ireland last week. the result is a first defeat in three games for scotland head coach philip doyle since he took charge. that‘s all the sport for now. england are leading 3—0 now, harry
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kane and marcus rashford have added to the tally. it is still 3—3 in the tennis atp tennis finals and max verstappen is scurntly leading in the brazilian grand prix. both ferraris has crashed into each oh lewis hamilton chasing the win. you can lewis hamilton chasing the win. you ca n follow lewis hamilton chasing the win. you can follow the closing stages of that one on the bbc sport website. now, on bbc news it is time for the film hello, and a very warm welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week‘s cinema releases, as ever, is mark kermode. hi, mark. what have you been watching? i think we have something for everyone. we have le mans 66, which stars
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christian bale and matt damon. we have the amazing johnathan doc, which is a documentary that becomes an enigma. and the report, in which the cia are called to account. yeah, it‘s a really interesting week, actually! it is! yes! so let‘s start with le mans ‘66 — not to be confused with le mans — known in other territories as ford v ferrari. you know, le mans was the 1971 picture which my dad took me to see when i was a kid. so this is the story of the ford motor company attempting to regain its mojo by winning le mans at a time when, as the quote says in the film, james bond doesn‘t drive a ford. although, henry ford i! says that‘s because he is a degenerate. they essentially call in carroll shelby, who‘s this designer, played by matt damon, who wears a cowboy hat and a kind of an all—american good old boy. he wants to call in ken miles, who‘s a british war veteran and race car driver, played by christian bale, who is very much his own man, and who we first meet in his garage.
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here‘s a clip. another satisfied customer? can i help you, miss? wasn't that an mga 1500? ah, you know your cars! ilike them. i love the sound they make, the way it goes right through you. right. that vibration. mine is the wood—panelled country squire across the street. a real hot rod. oh, yeah? is it fast? very. wait a second. what type of girl are ya? the type of girl who likes the smell of wet gasoline... ooh. ..burnt rubber... ooh. are you some kind of a deviant, are ya? well, that makes sense. i married you. i think that does gives you the sense, to some extent, of the playfulness of the story
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which, you know, in many ways is very serious. so christian bale as that character and matt damon as someone who is very, very different. now, like senna, this has sort of a chalk—and—cheese pairing at the heart of it — notjust between their two characters, but also between them as the designers and drivers who have a, you know, a forward—looking vision, and ford, who is this kind of very corporate motor company. they basically want him out because they think that he‘s a loose cannon, he won‘t do what he‘s told when he‘s put in front of the cameras, he says whatever comes into his mind. shelby wants him in because he says it‘s the only way to win. you have to have someone who actually knows what they‘re doing. so, many things to like about this. firstly, the performances are really terrific. you get to know these characters, you get to like the characters and to care about them. secondly, the race sequences are just nail—biting — very much like that ron howard picture rush. a lot of it is to do with the sound effects, the crunching gears. they filmed it in a way that does put you right in the cockpit of the car, so you do feel those race sequences. i like all the behind—the—scenes
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stuff, the way in which it‘s, you know, it‘s that sort of fight between the corporate and the individual — which you could see to some extent as being, you know, maybe a fight about making films in a very sort of corporate—run environment. the most important thing is i don‘t really have any outside interest in motor racing at all but this documentary made me interested in these characters — i didn‘t know how the story panned out. i didn‘t know any of the twists and turns of it. yeah, and i loved senna in the same way. i didn‘t expect to. and it‘s a fantastic watch, so... and, i mean, i think it‘s really down to the fact that the film does have a joyous sense to it. i mean, it is a serious subject and it‘s a life—and—death subject but there is, as i say, i think you saw from that clip, there is a playfulness, a sense of entertainment, of liking the people first and the cars second. 0k. even if the people like the cars first and the people second, so... um, now, the second film today, i don‘t even know how to describe it, i don‘t know what to make of it, but... we have to tread... thank god you are here. we have to be careful what we say. so it‘s called the amazing johnathan documentary.
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it‘s a documentary about the amazing johnathan, a comedy magician who achieved huge vegas success around the turn of the century and then — he called himself ‘the freddy krueger of comedy‘. his act involved him appearing to scoop his eyeball out on stage, appearing to drive a skewer through his tongue. and then 2014, when he was on—stage, he announced that he had been given a year to live because he had a heart condition. the documentary picks up in the more recent future in which he‘s still here and he‘s going out to do more gigs. and it begins as a documentary about this extraordinary character, about whom i did not know anything, whether he‘d achieved this sort of great deal of success. but it very soon becomes a documentary about itself. because we discover that the film—maker not only has his own particular interest in telling this story, but also that he‘s not the only person trying to tell the story. so it has an unreliable narrator, somebody for their profession is an illusionist, a prankster, somebody who makes things appear real that aren‘t real. we have a documentary film—maker
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who starts making a documentary about documentary film—making. and we have enough twists and turns that by the time it got to the final — at which point it could‘ve become very naval—gazing, it actually manages to pull off a bravura final flourish. the only thing i‘d say is if this has intrigued you, then see the film without reading another word about it. because i know that you‘ve read about it. i — but yes, and i haven‘t seen it, and i‘m intrigued. that‘s as far as it goes. the less you know, the better. i mean, if you liked — like, same with, like, searching for sugar man, you know, those kinds of films in which the less you know as you go in, the better it is. because i did find myself going, "no! no! really?!" 0k! intrigued. well, that‘s always a good thing. the report. adam driver is danieljjones, who headed up this investigation into the cia‘s use of enhanced interrogation techniques. the title of the film says the torture report, with the word ‘torture‘ blacked out — or, more specifically, redacted. so it‘s about the report into the cia techniques, about which we now know much more than we did then in the wake of 9/11. and his conclusion is firstly, that these techniques are torture and secondly, that they don‘t work. of course, the cia is not impressed.
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here‘s a clip. i vehemently disagree with the narrative that you're trying to string together here. it lacks context. it does not paint an accurate picture of the work that was done. let's go. senator, john brennan's name is in that report. he was director tenets's chief of staff and then deputy executive director when the programme started. he grew up at the agency! he claims to have spoken out against the eit programmes. where? ijust spent five years looking at their e—mails. i never found anything to suggest that's true! well, we knew this wasn't going to be easy, maybe we could come up with some middle ground, find some common language. i thought ourjob was to provide oversight and accountability, not middle ground. i have a question for you. do you work for me or for the report? and i'd encourage you to think about that before answering. hmm! so that‘s annette bening, as dianne feinstein. yes.
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so the interesting thing about this, you can see from it, it‘s a drama that plays out in rooms and a lot of it is people in rooms having conversations or looking stuff up on a computer or going through... which can be dry. yes, it can be. and i think there is an argument that there is a certain amount of dramatic inertia. it therefore says a lot for the film that firstly, i think because the subject itself is really interesting, but also, it‘s told in a way that it kept me gripped. and at the heart of that is adam driver. he has two movies out this week — he is also in marriage story — the noah baumbach film which is a netflix release, although in cinemas as well — and he is two completely different characters in these films. i absolutely believed in him as this kind of dogged, you know, very sort of low—key person who is just involved in seeing this report through to the end. there‘s a lovely moment when it looks like he‘s been threatened with legal action and someone says to me, "you know, you don‘t have a legal problem. you have a sunlight problem". what they mean is, firstly that his report may never see the light of day. but also, he hasn‘t been in the sunlight for a very long time — he‘s spent five years in a bunker.
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i know, obviously, the subject that it‘s dealing with is... so distressing, yes. ..so distressing, and i think is judicious in its use of actually showing us what the report is about. mostly it‘s about his efforts to get that report finished and to get it out into the open, against, you know, huge odds. so, i think it‘s an important story. it‘s very recent history and yet, already it‘s something that, you know, we need to remember these stories because they are important, and i think it‘s well done and hats off to adam driver for this, and also for marriage story, which are out in the same week. best 0ut? ok, this is the last week i‘m going to do this. i‘m trying to smile but, you know! the thing with monos is no matter what you think... yes, here‘s is the thing! here‘s the thing, 0k. i know that, it, you know, this looks like a film about child guerillas but it‘s so much more. for me, it‘s you know, a modern day retelling of the lord of the flies. i think on a performance level,
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that cast is extraordinary. the cast is extraordinary, i give you this. i think the movie soundtrack... the soundtrack‘s amazing. soundtrack‘s amazing. ..is arguably one of the best soundtracks of the year. i think visually, it is utterly breathtaking. there are moments — you‘re with me so far, 0k? i‘m with you so far. but you found itjust... it‘s too stressful. too stressful. it‘s still stressful, after three weeks, mark. it doesn‘t get any less stressful. you know, but — but — is that not an indication of how powerful it is? uh, yes, yes. that you found it very — because it is meant to be — it‘sa gripping... yeah, yeah. um, so dvd of the week is, um diego maradona — gripping in a different way. not so stressful! no! interesting. although there is — i mean, funnily enough, it opens up with a kind of car chase through the streets of naples. it resembling that car chase in the french connection. it focuses on diego maradona‘s time in naples and looks at a kind of divided soul. diego, home life, maradona, the professional life. and as it, with all of asif kapadia‘s work — he made senna, which we spoke of before, and he also made amy — i think he‘s very good at getting under the skin of a subject
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and finding a way of kind of placing dualities, you know, so that there is a tension in the characters. i mean, i thought this was really fascinating — and bear in mind again — i said this about motor racing — i‘ve never seen a football match in my entire life and i still watched this and i knew where i was, i understood it because it‘s constructed like a dramatic narrative. he‘s very dramatic documentary film—maker. he‘s clever. he‘s a clever film—maker. he really, really is. and so, if it can work for me, then i think i can work for anyone. yeah. really, really interesting week. thakn you very much. see monos again! see monos again. again?! again, yes. that‘s it! enjoy your cinema—going. bye— bye. chuckles. hello there. some places have had a pretty wet weekend, particularly northern england. elsewhere largely dry, chilly, with a little bit of sunshine, and the good news is high pressure begins to build in from the north and the west through tonight. it looks like many places will be drier, with lots of sunshine through monday and indeed into tuesday. we hold on to some cloud though
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through central southern eastern parts of england tonight. a few spells of rain and also more of a breeze here, but elsewhere in the clear skies it is going to be a cold night, particularly scotland, northern ireland, wide spread frost, some mist and fog patches here. also some frost getting into wales and northern england too, as skies clear here by the end of the night. so here it is, then, our window of fine weather, this area of high pressure, sandwiched between two areas of low pressure. this one will take charge across western areas later on in the week. we will have this one across the near continent which could flirt with the east, the south—east coast, of england to bring more of a breeze, cloud and a few showers, but i think it will tend to retreat away and then much of the country will have a dry, sunny and cold day. where any fog lingers, for example through the central belt, it will be chilly, temperatures only one or two degrees. then through monday night, note the blue colours extend across much of the country, not for northern ireland, more of a breeze, more cloud here, but a very coldm frosty start to tuesday, but with the coldest start to the day throughout the week in fact. but again there should be plenty of sunshine around, one or two mist and fog patches which should tend to clear in the afternoon.
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at this weather front continues to bring thicker cloud to northern ireland, western wales and the far south—west, it could introduce a bit of rain here, and there will be more of a breeze too, but temperatures again single figures for most. through tuesday night, we hold on to the breeze, the cloud, the rain across western and south—west areas, so here not quite as cold as what it will be across scotland, north and eastern parts of england where skies will tend to remain clear. so a bit of frost here to start wednesday. high pressure, though, over the near continent tends to keep things fine and dry for the eastern half of the country. this area of low pressure parked across the west will continue to bring stronger winds, cloud and occasionally outbreaks of rain. as we end the week we look at another area of low pressure which will bring further south or south—east winds to the uk. so western areas will see most of the cloud, a little bit of rain, better drier, brighter weather further north and east, and gradually those temperatures will recover slightly by the end of the week.
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