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this is bbc news. the headlines. the minister in charge of no—deal planning, michael gove, says the government still aims to reach an agreement with the eu but "no—deal is a very real prospect". we must be able to leave on our own terms. we cannot be subject to the decisions of other people but, you know, we would be happy to enter into the negotiations. we want to remove this undemocratic backstop from the existing agreement. but — the labour leader jeremy corbyn said his party would do everything it could to block a no—deal brexit. what we are saying is no deal we would oppose and we think the people it should have final choice on it and they could have a vote then
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between remain and whatever option borisjohnson decides to put to them at this time. borisjohnson decides to put to them at this time. these are the scenes in hong kong with protesters gathering — as the territory continues to be engulfed by huge anti—government demonstrations. a last—ditch effort to save the nuclear deal with iran — senior international diplomats will hold an emergency meeting today. democrats in the united states have renewed accusations of racism against president trump after he criticised an african—american congressman 15—year—old jaden ashman from essex has won nearly a million pounds after placing second in the world cup finals of the online game fortnite alongside his dutch team mate. columbian egan bernal — is poised to be the youngest tour de france winner in more than a century as he has the yellow jersey going into today's final stage in paris. coming up on dateline london at 11:30, carrie gracie takes a look minister borisjohnson.
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the government is now "working on the assumption" of a no—deal brexit — that's according to minister michael gove. mr gove, who's now responsible for planning for such a scenario, said his team still aimed to come to an agreement with brussels but, writing in the sunday times, he added: "no deal is now a very real prospect." meanwhile the chancellor sajid javid has confirmed he will soon announce extra funding for no—deal preparations. our political correspondent tom barton explained a little more about what michael gove has been writing. so this is really, i think, underlining of what borisjohnson was talking about during his leadership campaign. boris johnson
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made it very clear that come what may, in the 31st of october, britain would be leaving whether that was with or without a deal. michael gove who is in overall charge of planning for a new deal scenario across government, coordinating government departments, making sure that they have the funding that they need, saying no ifs, no buts, no more delay. brexit is happening. he says the deal that is on offer from the european union will not be put back to parliament unless it is significantly renegotiated including abolishing the backstop that is designed to keep the northern ireland irish border with the republic of ireland free flowing and he recognises that the eu have said they are not going to renegotiate and therefore he says no deal is now and therefore he says no deal is now a realistic prospect and planning for no deal is ‘s number one priority. this morning his government colleague, was asked about this on sky news.
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it is absolutely right that we prepare for it. we cannot be subject to the decisions of other people but, you know, we would be happy to enter into the negotiations. we want to remove this undemocratic backstop from the existing agreement. but if the eu is not willing to talk about that then it is right that we prepare properly with conviction and importantly, with the financial resources that the treasury will now supply properly for all departments to make those preparations for our coming departure. but putting some money to watch that effort. what will that look like? everybody in borisjohnson‘s what will that look like? everybody in boris johnson's new what will that look like? everybody in borisjohnson‘s new government is committed to that, come what may, the 31st of october deadline. therefore, with michael gove saying planning for no deal is the number one priority then that has to be paid for and the planning is going
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to cost billions. sajid the new chancellor, agreeing to make every penny necessary available. government departments have been told that if they need extra budget told that if they need extra budget to make their no deal preparations then they should ask for it and that money will be forthcoming. they have not put a figure on it yet and eventually we expect that they probably will do but for now, it appears that the pot for preparations is, you know, i don't wa nt to preparations is, you know, i don't want to say are limited because of course there will be a limit but a one that currently does not have any limits, if you like. and, yes, to some extent this is all about demonstrating this is about demonstrating this is about demonstrating to the eu that britain is prepared and ready to go for it. because michael gove said they would prefer because michael gove said they would p refer to because michael gove said they would prefer to leave with a deal but, you know, if no deal is a plausible outcome then they need to prepare for it. there are wide ranges of voices from
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a number of parties that do not want a number of parties that do not want ano a number of parties that do not want a no deal. they want a deal. you can get trapped in double negatives if you are not careful. notjust on the opposition benches but within the conservative ranks as well. yes, absolutely. no matter how determined the government is to pursue a no—deal brexit, if it comes to it, there are significant forces on the other side opposed to a no—deal brexit including, you know, labour, the liberal democrats, a sizeable group of conservative mps, not least the man until a few days ago who was the chancellor. he says he is determined to do whatever is necessary to avoid a no dear brexit, potentially we presume including passing or helping to pass a vote of no confidence in borisjohnson‘s government. what does this mean for labour‘s position? if the government is toughening up its position on a no—deal brexit is jeremy is toughening up its position on a no—deal brexit isjeremy corbett moving towards the direction that many of his supporters want him to
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and becoming more supportive of remain? this interview was recorded yesterday but in the context of the borisjohnson statement it does not sound that is position is changed yet. no deal we would oppose and bethink the people should have a final choice on it. they could have a vote then between remain and whatever option borisjohnson then between remain and whatever option boris johnson decides to then between remain and whatever option borisjohnson decides to put to them at that time. not much movement there from jeremy corbyn. who knows, that may change over the coming weeks as the 31st of october gets closer. tens of thousands have been marching in hong kong today as the territory continues to be engulfed by huge anti—government demonstrations. yesterday, police fired tear gas into crowds as tens of thousands rallied to condemn an attack on pro—democracy campaigners by armed masked men last week. the protests started two months ago, sparked by a controversial bill that would have allowed extraditions
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to mainland china. our correspondent stephen mcdonell is in hong kong following developments for us. describe what is going on, if you would. here you can see barricades being built. they are carrying bits and pieces of makeshift barricades here in the heart of hong kong's shopping district. that is where tourists come to buy make—up and clothes and, you know, jewellery and expensive bags and instead, when they arrive here today, they will see this central part of the causeway occupied by an unauthorised march. the black clad demonstrators. it started off as a valley with
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official permission and then some police came along and the crowd just left the park and has occupied the streets without permission. now, i pointed out before that that the barricades are being built. if we look abound here we can see that where all those umbrellas are is one of the front—line positions, if you can put it that they did make way, of the demonstrators. where they are expecting eventually buy it police will come and clear out. people already have their helmets, they have their goggles. and they will get to this point at some stage and they're hoping that this barricade slows down the police approach. i guess all seems to be pointing towards yet another day of violent clashes here in hong kong because this is one end of where the march went to. the other renders at the liaison office which is the central
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government's main office here in hong kong. riot police are all dealers might already there and saw they came out very hard before when there was graffiti sprayed their abusing the president and the like. and so, yes, it can only be a matter of time before the shopping area turns into something along the lines of what we saw yesterday with projectiles being thrown, rubber bullets being fired. i'm looking around to see developments as they come. you can see around to see developments as they come. you can see every now and around to see developments as they come. you can see every now and then the barricades come through here. this is what the moving umbrella show. having a street rumble here with the riot police is like having one in times square in new york. this is an iconic location in hong kong and i would imagine that is one of the reasons why protesters have decided to stop here and say they are not going to move from this point.
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for the moment thank you very much. senior diplomats from britain, france, germany, russia and china will meet representatives from iran later today to discuss how to save the 2015 nuclear deal. tensions in the gulf have soared since last year when president donald trump withdrew the united states from the landmark accord, which curbed tehran‘s nuclear programme in return for an easing of economic sanctions. earlier we heard from our correspondent in vienna, bethany bell, who explained the pressures the iran deal is facing... the iran deal is under a great deal of pressure. when it was actually agreed, iran said it would curb some of it sensitive nuclear work in turn for sanctions relief but since the us the imposed economic sanctions the stakes are really rising. iran, in recent weeks, has breached some
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of the limits on its nuclear deal and is directors from the remaining parties are meeting here in vienna to look at ways they can try and rescue it. the iran nuclear deal is under pressure. since washington pulled out of the accord, it has reimposed punishing sanctions on iran. in response, iran has breached limits on its sensitive nuclear work. it's now enriching uranium to a higher purity, and has exceeded the amount of enriched uranium it's permitted to hold under the deal. tehran has threatened to take further measures if the remaining parties to the accord, especially the european nations, don't help it to circumvent us sanctions. in recent weeks, tensions have escalated further, with a number of incidents involving tankers and drones. last week, iran impounded this british—flagged vessel in the gulf. the step was apparently in retaliation for britain detaining an iranian tanker in gibraltar.
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europe's foreign policy chief has called on iran to reverse its breaches of the nuclear deal, but iran says the steps are allowed as a response to us noncompliance. bethany bell, bbc news, vienna. the europeans say they want to save this deal but the tensions with britain in the gulf between iran and britain in the gulf between iran and britain have made that very much harder. and iran meanwhile is threatening to take further steps to breach its agreements under the accord. how optimistic is anyone involved in these talks given the back drop that we've seen over the recent weeks and without the united states at the table? it is very difficult. all of the parties present here in vienna say
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they want this process to continue, that they agree that this approach, this deal has made a big difference, they say, to around's nuclear programme. but iran is saying, look, we agreed to sanctions relief. we are not getting that. and people are still talking at the moment and as long as people are talking they say thatis long as people are talking they say that is a good sign but really, this deal is under an enormous amount of pressure. thank you. democrats in the united states have renewed accusations of racism against president trump after he criticised an african—american congressman. (tx the president accused elijah cummings, who's the head of a powerful committee, of trying to hurt innocent people while doing nothing for his baltimore district, which mr trump branded as "very dangerous" and badly run. mr cummings recently criticised the trump administration over conditions in migrant detention centres. two people, arrested over a mass
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brawl which broke out onboard a british crusie ship, have been released from custody but remain under investigation. six people were hurt as p&o's britannia sailed to southampton after a week—long trip to norway's fjords. a 43—year—old man and a woman, aged 41, both from chigwell in essex, were arrested on suspicion of assault. plates and furniture were reportedly used as weapons during the incident in the early hours of friday. it's emerged that a british soldier who died in syria fighting the islamic state group was accidentally killed by allied operations. it was previously reported by us officials that however, the ministry of defence said the 33—year—old died as a result of "explosives" carried by allied american forces. the headlines on bbc news... the minister in charge of no—deal planning — michael gove — says the government still aims to reach an agreement with the eu but is preparing for the "very real prospect" of no—deal
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the labour leaderjeremy corbyn says his party would do everything it could to block a no—deal brexit. fresh protests in hong kong — as the territory continues to be engulfed by huge anti—government demonstrations. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's gavin ra mjaun. egan bernal is set to become the new tour de france champion, and the youngest winner of the event in 110 years. the 22—year—old will also become the first colombian to win, after crossing the line alongside fellow team ineos rider and current champion geraint thomas on stage 20. today's final stage to paris is a processional stage where the leader isn't challenged. bernal and thomas will lead ineos to first and second this year, once again proving the team's dominance of the sport. team ineos, formerly team sky, is undoubtedly the strongest, the wealthiest and the best team
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in the peloton and, once again, teamwork and organisation and a little bit of money, actually a lot of money, has provided the victory for team ineos. geraint thomas and egan bernal first and second on the podium. but egan bernal, this is notjust about money. egan bernal is the real deal. 22—year—olds do not win grand tours, simply too young, they haven't got enough miles in the legs. but this man is a very, very, very special talent and, believe me, he will go on to win plenty more races such as the tour de france if he continues with the development he is showing right now. warrington are through to their third challenge cup final in four years after beating hull fc. they'll play st helen's in the showpiece final next month after they overcame stubborn part—time opponents halifax. austin halewood reports. a builder, a baker, and a farmer, just some of the full—time jobs this halifax team have. taking on the best side
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of the country in saint helen's, it was billed as david versus goliath. some said they would win by 50—60 points. but halifax came to play. great determination and a rock solid defence kept the saints at bay. until finally, the deadlock was broken. captainjames robie slipping over the line late in the first half. but still, halifax stepped into the second, until finally saint helen's class started to show. johnny lie max sliding into the corner before tio phage sealed it later on. it is game over, saints. they are now headed for wembley. aid impressive display from halifax, but in the end, it was just one step too far. as for warrington and hall, there was nothing for these two sites. after 23 rounds of super leak, they are split by two points.
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but it was the wolves who bit first. a fumble from hull from bryce and gwen slipped into the corner. but from six wins into the last eight, hull were filled with confidence — so much so that they tried things like this. sheer brilliance! a pinpoint cross field kick from albert kelly into the corner. there's been nothing between the sites this season, and warrington showed that anything hull could do, they could do to. ben curry rising highest to give the wolves the lead into the break. into the second half, it started just in the same way. warrington going to the sky, this time toby king rising highest to score. hull continued to bat against the warrington defence, but in the end it was the wolves who had the final say. a chip, a chase, and a spot in the final. hometown boyjoe philbin the man to take warrington into the finals. liverpool have won the race to sign fulham youngster harvey elliot. the teenage winger became
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the youngest player to feature in the premier league last season, aged just 16 years and 30 days. elliot had attracted interest from real madrid but chose to join jurgen klopp's champions league winners. the england youth international can't turn professional though until his 17th birthday next april. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. romania's chief of police has been fired after the apparent murder of a teenage girl whose repeated emergency calls went unanswered for hours. the 15—year—old was abducted on wednesday, but managed to make three calls and give officers details about where she was being held. her family say officers did not take her calls seriously, while police say they had difficulty tracing her. jon ironmonger reports. the kidnap of 15—year—old alexandra has sparked outrage across romania and members of herfamily have joined large protests expressing theirfury with the police's handling of the case.
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a the girl rang 112 three times, her aunt says, but they arrived after 19 hours. that's how long it took four offices to enter her suspected abductor‘s house, despite alexandra's repeated calls to the emergency services to report her kidnap and provide details of her location. the authorities said police initially struggled to trace the call but having reached the property, they waited six hours waiting for a warrant that wasn't required. once inside, officers found fragments of human bones in a barrel as well as pieces of alexandra's clothing and jewellery. this man has been arrested on suspicion of child trafficking and the 66—year—old was forced to be present during the searches of his home. translation: we focused today
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on the collection of different types of criminalist examples. genetic tests are required in order to establish whether they are bone remains from different people. alexandra's abduction bears similarities with the disappearance in april of another local girl, 18—year—old louisa, and it's now feared her remains could also be found at the property. translation: we don't know anything for now, if she's dead or not. she's a great child, what can i say? this is outrageous. responding to the apparent failings in the case, the interior minister said he would not tolerate police workers who didn't do theirjob properly and has fired the chief of police. he was made to appear alongside him in a press conference. i accept my dismissal, he said, since we had some inadequate interventions that i hold myself responsible for.
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the investigation, meanwhile, is rapidly developing, as searches of a lake near the suspect‘s property revealed a suitcase full of clothes and the remains of a partly burned human body. the failure to rescue a teenage girl has shone a spotlight on romania's police and prosecutors who are now under intense pressure to get a grip on this case. jon ironmonger, bbc news. more than a thousand people have been arrested at a protest in moscow, after some opposition candidates were prevented from standing in local elections. the opposition say they were barred for political reasons. demonstrators were dragged away from the city hall as security forces used batons against the crowd. the eu foreign affairs spokesperson condemned the detentions. a british teenager has won nearly a million pounds after coming second in the world cup finals of the online game fortnite. jaden ashman, from essex,
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was competing in new york, in what was billed as the biggest ever "e—sports" event. joe tidy reports. fortnite world champions, aqua and nyhrox! they're as shocked as you are. playing the game they love has just earned them a shared $3 million, or £2.11 million. 16—year—old emil bergquist pedersen from norway, known online as nyhrox, and 17—year—old david w from austria, known as aqua. it all ended in a hail of bullets after a day of action watched by a packed new york stadium crowd. the prize purse for this, the first fortnite world cup, is the largest ever in e—sports. even the second—place team became millionaires. 15—year—old jaden ashman, known as wolfiez, is from essex. he'll share $2.25 million with his 22—year—old dutch team—mate, dave young, known online as rojo. it hasn't really hit me
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yet, what is going on. when i get home it'll be insane. 2.25 million between you, over a million each, what are you going to do with it? i'm probably going to try to save most of it, i know that sounds a bit cliche, but save maybe half of it and put quite a lot of it into a house and my family. i have been quite against him gaming, pushing him to school work, and i have thrown out an xbox, snapped a headset. we had a nightmare. bringing the fortnite world to the real world has been a big development for this game which some say has peaked in popularity. it's also undeniably a big moment in e—sports in general. later today once again the arena will fill for the final event, the solos. well we can now speak to laura dale, a video game critic who has been following the tournament. explain if he can what is the appeal
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of fornite? it is so difficult to win and you don't really feel bad if you lose. the whole format is that you drop a 100 people into a shared game map at once so every 100 people into a shared game map at once so every time you play a game, 99% of people don't win and that really kills this idea ofjust one more attempt, just get a little closer. when you do get those elusive wins it feels all the better because of how difficult it is to achieve. how can there be such big money, then,in how can there be such big money, then, in an e sports tournament like this? a lot of it comes down to the fact that teenagers are remarkably difficult to advertise to today. most teenagers no longer watch traditional tv, traditional ad brea ks traditional tv, traditional ad breaks don't really work but getting adverts and getting brands in gaming streams is a really good way of getting lies in front of teenagers because they are a very engaged audience and will stick around for
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hours and hours to watch the tournament. that advertising money means that you can put real money behind celebrating these winners. i know i am showing my age here, my children play fornite online with their friends who are not in the same but what is the appeal of watching other people play? pa rt watching other people play? part of it is learning how other people play. if you're watching top—level competitors you can understand, oh, what are they doing to differently from me, how can i improve? but also the personalities. let's say you are watching a screamer let's say you are watching a screamer who is very funny, maybe they make you laugh a lot. quite often it is the person talking about the play the game as much of the game itself. how much, though, is his win, well, he came second and won a huge amount of prize money, going to mean that children say to their parents, if i
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practice this much and you let me on my screen i, too, could be a millionaire? i think the response to that has to be the same as if you're child wants to bea be the same as if you're child wants to be a professional footballer be the same as if you're child wants to be a professionalfootballer or olympic athlete. it is this idea of not everyone can achieve that. not eve ryo ne not everyone can achieve that. not everyone is going to be able to make the grade but if you think your child has the real talent then you have to make a personaljudgment on how likely are they to make this a career. no easy answer still. thank you very much for talking to us. the voice of minnie mouse for more than 30 years, roosi taylor, has died in california at the age of 75. the walt disney company said roosi taylor's passing meant ‘minnie mouse had lost her voice'. taylor married wayne allwine, the voice of mickey mouse until his death in 2009. prone to gigglesjust like the character she played, taylor captured the sound of minnie in films, on tv and at theme parks. in a moment, it'll be dateline london with carrie gracie. now it's time for a look
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at the weather with stav danaos. a bit ofa a bit of a relief to have some rain. that is the case along this weather front. we will continue to see lots of standing water and flooding in places. to the north a bit sunny, a few heavy showers across scotland. now, overnight it looks like that weather front will move northwards, bringing damp weather to north england and southern scotland. temperatures no lower than 11. still quite humid in the north. monday looks pretty good. much better than what it has been over the weekend for many central areas. sunshine for
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northern ireland, northern england into the midlands and it will feel warmer, too. 24—26. a few showers across northern scotland in the hands of some showers and a stronger wind pushing into the south of the country later in the day. hello. welcome to dateline london. i'm carrie gracie. and this week... banish doomsters and gloomsters, celebrate the awesome foursome. if optimism packaged in a soundbite was the key to breaking brexit deadlock, then boris johnson would be the choice of many. but is it enough? today we devote the whole programme to the challenges facing the new british prime minister. and my guests: british political commentator alex deane, us television journalist, well, us—canadian journalist, geoffrey kaufman, irish broadcaster brian o'connell,


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