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this is bbc news, i'm annita mcvey. the headlines at apm. in the past half hour, the uk, france and germany have issued a joint statement condemning the death of the journalist jamal khashoggi inside the saudi consulate in istanbul ‘in the strongest possible terms‘ the brexit secretary dominic raab says the uk could agree to extend the brexit transition period by about 3 months— but only if the eu drops its demand for a northern ireland ‘backstop' think about it, as important as it is, these are the only outstanding issues that ought to be stumbling blocks. the good news is, on a range of other issues we are close to getting there. the coastguard says that everyone has been accounted for, after an isle of wight car ferry hit at least two yachts while trying to dock at cowes in heavy fog. president trump says the united states will pull out of a nuclear weapons treaty it signed with russia more than 30 years ago — because moscow has repeatedly violated the terms.
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russia has not, unfortunately, honoured the agreement. so, we're going to terminate the agreement. we're going to pull out. ryanair says it will ban unruly passengers from travel in future —— after video shows a man racially abusing a black woman on a flight to sta nsted airport. and coming up — on inside out: joe crowley reveals how the salmon—farming industry's demand for live wrasse has made it the most valuable fish in europe. in the past half hour, the uk, france and germany have issued a joint statement condemning the death of the journalist jamal khashoggi inside the saudi consulate in istanbul ‘in the strongest possible terms' it comes as pressure grows
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on riyadh to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of the prominent saudi critic. turkish officials say they have evidence he was murdered, but saudi arabia is claiming he died in a fist fight. in their statement the uk, france and germany say ‘more efforts are needed and expected towards establishing the truth in a comprehensive, transparent and credible manner.‘ meanwhile, the us president has said he is "not satisfied" with saudi arabia's account of the death ofjamal khashoggi. president trump had previously called saudi's explanation "credible" and termed it an "important first step." well i spoke to professor scott lucas —— a professor of international studies at the university of birmingham —— and asked him what might have caused trump to change his stance. well, he's been spinning a bit like a weather vane, it is not exactly a change, there is a couple of constants here. on the one side, you've got trump who's putting it a priority,
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and he is a businessman. on the idea that america must have this $110 billion arms deal with saudi arabia that he announced last year when he visited riyadh. so whatever has happened, he has reconfirmed the us wants to maintain that relationship and indeed, the treasury secretary, steve mnuchin, is going to riyadh on thursday for discussions with the saudis despite the khashoggi affair. add to that the fact that trump's son—in—lanared kushner, who is the main washington contact for the saudis is sort of saying, this will all pass, we have to maintain support of the saudi monarchy. but on the other side, trump is under pressure, he's under pressure from legislators and his own agencies who are saying, we have the evidence of saudi responsibility for what is a murder. whether or not it was a deliberate murder or an abduction gone wrong and you simplyjust can't let this go unchecked. so now what i think you get is, you get trump on the one hand saying it's serious, we will await the report and look at what we can do. one bottom line is, he really intends to change very little,
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i think in terms of this substantial us relationship with the saudis. and we often see donald trump flip his position, or at least what he's saying publicly on a whole range of issues. so bearing in mind those billions of dollars worth of deals that you were alluding to and the pressure at home, what is the biggest factor for donald trump there? i think the biggest factor, if you are talking about donald trump personally, is that donald trump likes regimes who give him adulation and the saudis have done that. he likes the idea of businesses that will deal with the us one on one and the saudis have done that. and he likes the idea of ties between his family and those overseas and the saudis have checked that. on the other hand, donald trump is a politician who does not want to continually take criticism and so i think he'll continue to try to limit that over the next week or two, by saying i am really concerned. one other factor here as well, although this is not a huge factor in the us congressional elections on november the 6th, i think donald trump and his allies
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were concerned that attention to this issue is sucking oxygen out of the elections, when they'd rather be talking say about the us economy orjust about how wonderful the president is. what do you think is the most plausible explanation of what has happened to jamal khashoggi? i happen to have a couple of contacts who are in the saudi system and they said at the start of this, we've abducted people and put their hands up and said we've done that. we've never killed anyone before in one of our diplomatic missions. taking that at face value and then adding the evidence without saying i'm definitive about this, i do believe that khashoggi was going to be abducted, taken back to saudi arabia and detained and an something went wrong. he winds up dead and then they had to get rid of the body. a reminder of thatjoint statement
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in the last half an hour or so. the uk, germany and france condemned the death of jamal khashoggi. uk, germany and france condemned the death ofjamal khashoggi. the uk, germany and france condemned the death of jamal khashoggi. the three countries say, to recap for you, that more efforts are needed and expected to establish the truth in a comprehensive, transparent and credible manner. looking through the statement, i'll bring you some more lines from that as well. the uk france and germany say urgent clarification is needed in what happened in jamal khashoggi's clarification is needed in what happened injamal khashoggi's death. the hypothesis from the saudi investigation needs to be backed by fa cts investigation needs to be backed by facts to be considered credible. they also say that more efforts are needed and expected to establish the truth in a comprehensive, transparent and credible manner. they ask for a fair investigation into the responsibilities and proper
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accountability and due process for any crimes committed. that's the statement in the last short while, jointly issued by the uk, france and germany. jointly issued by the uk, france and germany. the brexit secretary dominic raab has said that any agreement to allow an extended brexit transition should be instead of, not as well as, a "backstop" to avoid the return to border checks in ireland. the 2i—month transition is currently expected to end on 31 december 2020. mr raab says an extension would only be for around three months. our political correspondent tom barton reports. a day after hundreds of thousands of anti—brexit campaigners took to the streets to call for another referendum, today, the focus is back on theresa may. suggestions that a leadership challenge could be imminent, backbenchers warning that her administration cannot function. but as brexit negotiations intensified, a warning from the man in charge of speaking to the eu that the conservative party
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needs to pull together. we are at the end stage of the negotiation. i think there is understandable jitters on all sides of this debate. we need to hold our nerve. the end is in sight in terms of the good deal, the prize we want, a good deal with the eu. and i think colleagues should wait and see what that looks like. it won't be a question of a fait accompli. dominic raab suggested that a proposed extension to the transition period could last for around three months, but that the eu would need to drop demands for a backstop over the irish border. and he said a deal would need to be struck by the end of november, if there's to be time for it to be agreed by parliament. but his european counterparts say the ball is in britain's court. this agreement is almost ready but we still have to fix the question of the irish border and we have to have definitive answer or at least no temporary measures which disappear and we do not know what to do after that.
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this is the question that we have. whatever deal theresa may agrees with the eu will need to be signed off by parliament. with many of her backbenchers opposed to the proposals that are currently on the table, she could be forced to ask labourfor support. the opposition suggesting, today, that would be unlikely to be forthcoming. we have always said any support we give would be conditional which is why we set out a number of tests at the beginning of the exercise, and we will obviouslyjudge the deal against those conditions when it comes back. but we have equally never accepted and are not going to accept this argument it is either my deal or no deal because on that logic you would be putting to me that the labour party should back anything the prime minister brings back. as the deadline for a deal approaches, the rhetoric on all sides is getting tougher. tom barton, bbc news. a ferry has hit at least two yachts while trying to dock at cowes harbour on the isle of wight.
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the red funnel operated vessel, with 56 people on board, ran aground at the entrance to the harbour in heavy fog. the coastguard said that no one has been injured and the ferry has been refloated. the ferry company has since apologised to the yacht owners. andy moore reports. mid—morning, after the fog had lifted, the red falcon was towed from the spot where it went aground back into harbour. all 56 people on board were said to be safe and well. but further out in the middle of this image, you canjust about see the mast of a yacht that sank in the collision. the ferry hit several vessels and shouts for help were heard. it was incredibly thick fog. you could see maximum five metres in front of you. i heard shouting and a sort of clanging, like a metallic clanging sound and then nothing. later, the coastguard said the sound of shouting was somebody raising the alarm. but at the time, there were fears
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several people might have been thrown into the water. a major search was launched involving three lifeboats. a coastguard helicopter had to turn back because of the poor visibility. as the ferry finally came into port, red funnel said it wanted to apologise for any disruption. last month, another of the company's vessels was involved in a similar incident in fog in cowes harbour. but on that occasion, there was only what was called "light contact" with the yacht. andy moore, bbc news. we also spoke to michael forsyth—craffy —— a coastguard on the isle of wight. it was just after 8am we got the call that two things were happening at the same time. the first concern was the cry for help in the fog on the marina. the second one was that the marina. the second one was that the red falcon had run aground having gone through the moorings of
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the boats of the terminal. work they do it did you understand them to be connected? the first thing that happened with the cries for help, and within seconds we had a phone call to the national maritime operations centre to would say this may be connected because the red funnel had run aground. we also had reports of two yachts that had sunk. there are a yacht at the moment sitting there that looks like it was struck. we've had to search the short line, the lifeboats have searched the river. and we found nothing untoward. we've actually, through cairo ‘s harbour, contacted the owners of the yacht and they are safe and well. we are happy that there is no human casualty to the incident this morning. were they in the art at the time? no. was itjust
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one yacht? we think one yacht was struck and sank, and other boats we re struck and sank, and other boats were hit. we arejust struck and sank, and other boats were hit. we are just ascertaining any damage to vessels on the moorings themselves. at which point did the yachts get struck? they were struck very early on as the red falcon came away from its two line and went towards the moorings. why did that happen? we aren't sure. we have survey years on board now looking at the ship's integrity and whether it can come back to southampton. once that happens the marine accident investigation branch will be on board, and they will interview the crew, the master and everybody else involved. there was an incident not long ago with the red falcon as well, they have been murmurs about issues with radar, is that something you looking into? that will be looked at by the
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surveyors , that will be looked at by the surveyors, but we've got no information around that at the moment. it ran aground very quickly and was refloated. with their concerns about doing that? it seemed very quick? it was about an hour and a half. they we re was about an hour and a half. they were four lifeboats, so they had done an inspection internally and there was no water regress into the ship. they only had plastic boys in the moorings, so there's very little damage to the bow itself. when you got the call, tell me what you did, and how many of the team were out on the water. we came down to the shore and because god teams searched the shore, the wharves and jetties. —— the coastguard teams. initially, the coastguard helicopter searched the estuary and the river itself. just
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to make sure there was nobody out there at risk. any idea when red falcon, or another red funnel ferry will take people back to southampton? the falcon is being looked at, that will probably end up meaning that it will go across to southampton empty. the red funnel company have got another ferry ready to come in now and they will start the run with the other two, i believe. that was a representative from the coastguard. the headlines on bbc news: the uk, france and germany have issued a joint statement condemning the death of the journalist jamal khashoggi inside the saudi consulate in istanbul ‘in the strongest possible terms. the brexit secretary dominic raab says the uk could agree to extend the brexit transition period by about three months — but only if the eu drops its demand for a northern ireland ‘backstop' the coastguard says that everyone has been accounted for, after an isle of wight car ferry hit at least two yachts while trying to dock at cowes in heavy fog. let's ta ke
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let's take a look at the sport now. all the latest from today's football in just a moment but in the next few hours it's the start of the us grand prix in austin, texas. lewis hamilton is on pole and expected to win his fifth formula one title. he just has to secure at least eight more points imn the race than his nearest rival sebastian vettel. if he does it today, just where would that put him among the greats of the sport? he is clearly the most successful driver in history. he almost has a fifth in his hands this afternoon. he can look forward to challenging the seven that michael schumacher achieved in his career. i think he will equal my all—time favourite,
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but that's going all the way back to the 1950s when formula i was in its infancy. i was in its infancy. there's just the one match in the premier league today, it's at goodison park, iith against 14th in the table everton against crystal palace, about 15 minutes gone. i'm really selling it, aren't i! it's goalless with 15 minutes gone. rangers are up to fifth in the scottish premiership after a crazy final ten minutes at new douglas park where they beat hamilton 4—1. rangers had a first half lead thanks to great run and finish from ryan kent and that looked like being the winner. steven boyd then conjured a wonderful equaliser out of the blue in the 80th minute — i—i. but hamilton then concded two penalties which james tavernier scored and alfredo morelos rounded off the afternoon. that was their first away win in the league and they are five points off leaders hearts. arsenal have maintained their 100% record in the woemn‘s super league with a 6—0 thrashing of reading.
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vivianne miedema scored a hat trick including the first and the last goal, with jordan nobbs netting the second. a neat finish from beth mead for the third. that's six wins out of six now, with a goal difference of +30. manchester city also won 6—0 at brighton. they are four points behind arsenal in the table. third placed birmingham drew 0—0 against the champions chelsea. couple of games under way, liverpool are beating west ham. yeovil are drawing against bristol city. newcastle falcons may be bottom of the rugby union premiership but they have made it two wins out of in the european champions cup, they beat toulon last weekend and today they beat another french powerhouse in montpellier. the visitors looked like they had a win after paul willemse took the ball overfrom close range
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with 12 minuites remaining, but newcastle didn't give up hope after a long period of pressure callum chick scored in stoppage time to claim the victory. toulouse 2! — 13 leinster cardiff blues zero — 15 glasgow second halfjust under way. england'sjonny bairstow will miss the last one one—day international and a one—off t20 against sri lanka after damaging ankle ligaments playing football in training on friday. england have already won the one—day series but his involvement in the test series which starts next month , either as a specialist batsman of wicketkeeper will now be in question. he was replaced in yesterday's victory over sri lanka by alex hales.
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in women's golf, wales's becky morgan has won the indian open her first professional title. she shot a three—under 69 in herfinal round to finish on seven under two strokes clear. it was the 44 year old's 119th tournament on the ladies european tour. the latest installment of the nfl london series is at the halfway the winner of the union young people's sports personality of the year has recently be announced. we will have more on that at 630. russia has warned of the dangers of president trump's decision to pull out of a landmark nuclear weapons treaty — calling it unacceptable and dangerous.
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the treaty signed 30 years ago eliminated short to intermediate range nuclear missiles. mr trump has accused moscow of developing a weapons system that violates the agreement. here's our moscow correspondent sarah rainsford. it is more than three decades since this landmark moment, the soviet and us leaders signing a treaty that's been key to curbing the nuclear arms race, ever since. the intermediate—range nuclear forces treaty, or inf, led to the destruction of a whole class of weapons, capable of a nuclear strike in europe with barely any warning. but the us has long suspected today's russia, undeeradimir putin, of violating the treaty. now, donald trump says he's had enough. the us president declared that america will withdraw from the deal. we're not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and do weapons and we're not allowed to. we're the ones that have stayed in the agreement and we've honoured the agreement, but russia has not, unfortunately, honoured the agreement. so, we're going to terminate the agreement, we're going to pull out.
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russia's foreign ministry has condemned that as unacceptable and dangerous. moscow denies it's violated the arms treaty, calling washington's conduct crude and clumsy. if this goes on, the deputy foreign minister warned russia will have no choice but to respond. the us national security adviser, john bolton, is due back in moscow this week. and russia's looking to that visit for an explanation of president trump's move. some, though, are already warning of a new arms race. 18 people have died after a passenger train derailed and flipped over in taiwan. more than 150 people have been injured in the accident in north eastern yilan county. images from the scene show the high—speed express train completely derailed and lying zig—zagged across the railway tracks. ryanair has been criticised forfailing to remove a passenger from a flight after racial abuse of a woman in her 70s. the incident, on a flight
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from barcelona to stansted on friday, was recorded by a fellow passenger and shared on social media. many people said ryanair should have removed the man from the flight and have threatened to boycott the airline. ryanair said it "will not tolerate unruly behaviour like this". earlier i spoke to david lawrence who filmed the footage on the flight from barcelona on friday i was with a friend on a business trip from barcelona flying with ryanair, and it was friday the 19th of october. it was around three o'clock in the afternoon. i arrived on the flight, i arrived at my seat, the lady and her daughter were behind me. she needed special assistance because she was in a wheelchair. she took a seat, two rows behind me and her daughter was further behind. i made myself comfortable,
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and then passengers were still coming on the flight. i heard a man's voice behind me shout at the woman, "move right now or else i'll move you." i turned around, i turned around, and the man was standing over the elderly woman shouting and telling her to get out of the way because he wanted to sit down. her daughter came up to the scene, telling the man not to speak to her mother like that she was an elderly woman. then the abuse started to come out of the man's mouth. i grabbed my phone, and i started to film it, because it seems as though the cabin crew weren't around and no one was getting involved. this went on for a few minutes and the gentleman sitting behind the lady stood up and tried to calm the situation down. the man then came out with a lot of racial slurs and abuse.
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a cabin assistant turned up and tried to calm the situation. i looked around, and no one was saying anything. the passengers were all giggling, and all sorts of things. their reaction will shock me to this day. how long did it take the cabin crew to arrive and intervene? it took them too long. it went on, as you can see from the footage, it went on for two or three minutes. it was very loud. it was, you could see the whole plane knew something was going on. and this man had a very loud voice. so everyone could hear what he was saying quite clearly. it was clear to you that what began as a very rude response from him,
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quickly turned into racially abusive language? it was very ugly, very ugly. he was saying things that are unrepeatable. he referred to the woman's looks as being too ugly to sit next to. he said don't speak to me in a foreign language. these types of things, it was so disgusting. as i said, he said a lot worse. david lawrence speaking to me earlier. the duchess of sussex is cutting back on the number of engagements she'll attend during the remainder of the royal tour of australasia. meghan, who is pregnant with the couple's first child, was present yesterday as prince harry launched the invictus games for wounded veteran athletes, but the duke will now conduct some royal engagements alone. earlier we spoke to our correspondent hywel griffith who's in sydney.
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the focus today was meant to be on the first full day of competition at the invictus games, however, inevitably, like a lot of this royal tour, the attention switched back to the royal pregnancy with the announcement that the duchess was cutting back on her engagements. we understand, however, she is still in good health. certainly she was out and about again later on in the day. she didn't go to the cycling. she was out on sydney harbour to watch the sailing competition. she will be travelling with the duke to frazer island tomorrow however we are told she will not be taking part in engagements again. the invictus games have got off to a pretty good start. people here in sydney turning up to see it. there does seem to be support behind the games and once again people turning out to see the royal couple. we have seen so far hundreds, in some places thousands, of people come out to see them. certainly there is a fascination with the young royals here. not necessarily support for the future of the monarchy here in australia. polls repeatedly suggest that a majority of the australian people want this country to become a republic.
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so even though harry and meghan are very, very popular here they do not necessarily want to see that family continue as the australian head of state. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello, autumn weather can be pretty fickle. if we look at what's happened this weekend we saw temperatures reached 20 celsius yesterday. it above normalfor the time of year. next weekend, colder winds arrive and it will bring some snow in the scottish hills. through today cooler air has been arriving across scotland and northern ireland. it will clear during the second half
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of the night, clear skies follow with light winds and a cold night for sure. temperatures are quite widely down to between two and four celsius. in the countryside there could be some frostjust celsius. in the countryside there could be some frost just about anywhere to start monday. a lot of dry weather on monday, glorious if somewhat cold. clear blue skies for the majority of the country. northern scotland is an exception, here it is wet, particularly for orkney and shetland, heavy rain at times. cool air arrives in england and wales, and temperatures are down on today. for much of the week ahead, pressure is close to the uk with weather fronts pushing around the top side of the high. otherwise, this quiet spell of weather. wet weather on tuesday, heavy rain at times with brisk winds and cool winds. temperatures up a little bit,
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14 to 16 winds. temperatures up a little bit, 1a to 16 degrees fairly widely. wednesday is another quiet where the day, less in the way of rain for scotland, bright or sunny spells with temperatures around 12 to 16 degrees. small changes in the forecast on thursday, a bit more rainfor forecast on thursday, a bit more rain for the north of scotland, the best of the sunshine in central and eastern parts of the uk. temperatures down a little bit with highs of 12 to 1a degrees. it gets quite a lot colder through friday and into next weekend when we have a cold snap with strong winds and snow on northern hills. temperatures everywhere stay in single figures. that your weather.


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