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this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 6pm. riot police in hong kong clash with thousands of protesters who defied a ban and marched through the streets for an eighth weekend. the riot police coming in here, tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray, and every week, it seems to get worse. michael gove, the minister who has to prepare the uk for a no deal brexit, says it's a "very real prospect". getting ready for it — is now the government's number one priority. a 15—year—old boy from essex wins nearly one million pounds in the world cup finals of the online game fortnite — and he's only the runner up. she thought i was spending like eight hoursa she thought i was spending like eight hours a day in my room just wasting my time.
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now that i have proved to her i can do stuff, i'm really happy. rain causes chaos at the german grand prix, lewis hamilton spins, while max verstappen wins. and onto the streets of paris — wher4 egan bernal will become the first colombian winner of the tour de france. hello, very good evening, welcome to bbc news. there have been chaotic scenes in central hong kong where riot police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets against thousands of pro—democracy protesters. activists have been trying to reach the chinese government's official headquarters and the police are trying to stop them. hong kong has now seen eight consecutive weekends of anti—government and pro—democracy protests which began
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over a extradition bill. nick beake reports. —— they have become a more wider critique of how the government is run. the latest late—night clashes in a city which prides itself on being peaceful. at least, it did. riot police are losing patience, and clearing out the final protesters, who had ignored a request to leave. once again, officers deny they went too far. but today, tens of thousands of hong kongers were back on the street, protesting against alleged police violence during what's been two angry months of unrest. they spread out across the city, streaming past sunday shoppers. this is the eighth weekend of protest in this former british colony, handed back to china 22 years ago.
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the police had tried to ban today's event and warned that anyone who marched through the streets could be arrested, but, as you can see, it hasn't made any difference, and you do get the feeling now that many people in this city have simply no respect for the authorities, orfor the police. this evening another stand—off, with officers blocking the way to the main chinese government building, which was defaced in a previous demonstration. the police and the people at loggerheads, in a city at a crossroads. nick beake, bbc news, hong kong. our correspondent in hong kong, stephen mcdonell has just sent this update. has spent many hours on the streets of the city. the violence has increased here every week in hong kong. but the police and protesters have shown propensity to increase... roughly prepared to throw out
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the other side of the protesters. it's... part of the riot police coming in, tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray, and every week, it seems to get worse. all along, the protesters are saying they want to be able to vote for their new leader, it's not something they're going to get in a hurry. so it is hard to see how this is going to be resolved. the president won't easily cave in and let them choose their own leader, for these protesters, who are coming out every week now, and having multiple protests over the weekend, say they are not going to back down either unless they get something approaching one person to one vote democracy, so it's hard to see where the end is. steven mcdonnell. claudia mo — is an independent,
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democratic legislator in hong kong. she said there has been a breakdown between the authorities and many of the young people. earlier your correspondent was saying that the young seem to display this lack of respect to the authorities. the fact is it is a complete loss of any trust or confidence in the authorities, in particular the police force because there is this allegation, accusation around the city that they are working with the mob, the gangsters, the triad in hong kong. and the more you seem to be inciting the young the more they come out in defiance. they will use their version of force, and ultimately the young are telling me, they have nothing
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to lose and it is their hong kong and they are fighting for it and it is their future. they want a truly democratic future. nothing to lose. in a sense that is quite a worrying thing for young people to be saying because in a sense, they have a huge stake in the future of hong kong, their own future, but equally that sense that there is no alternative to them. with respect to you and your colleagues, they no longer see the kind of legislative assembly as actually a way of getting their point of view heard and indeed acted upon. the legislature in hong kong is crashing, seriously. not that we the democrats are not popular. we have more votes but we get fewer seats. of that, the young are convinced that this time around if they don't get any change in the actual system,
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the mechanism that runs hong kong, they are not letting go, and they are saying nothing to lose. they are actually saying they are prepared to die for this fight. that is very worrying. we have got at least five young people killing themselves, saying that they are so desperate. and those who are not joining that depressed camp are saying they will fight on their behalf instead. so this is getting very exasperating. and carrie lam and her government... the chief executive in hong kong. ..are morally bankrupt. cloudier mo, of hong kong legislative council, talking to me earlier this afternoon. 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,
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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. rishi sunak, the chief secretary the treasury, a little earlier, told sky news sophy ridge that the government is looking at every option for brexit — including a no—deal scenario. it is absolutely right we prepare for it. we have to leave on our own terms. we can't be subject to the decisions of other people. as i said, we would be happy to enter into renegotiations. we want to remove this undemocratic backstop from the existing agreement but, you know, if the eu is not willing to talk about that then it is right we prepare properly, with conviction and with the financial resources that the treasury will now supply
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properly for all departments to make those preparations for our coming departure. scotland's first minister, nicola sturgeon, said mr gove‘s comments showed how out of touch boris johnson's government was. it is an absolute disgrace, and beggar's belief, that michael gove is now saying that the government is assuming we will have a no—deal brexit. this is the same michael gove, who has himself admitted how dreadful and no—deal brexit would be. he said that farmers might never recover from it, and yet, we have a government, apparently with his full support, going full steam from no—deal. it's beggar's belief, and it shows just how out of touch this borisjohnson government is, and it is absolutely essential we do everything possible to stop that happening. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, said his party would do everything they could to prevent a no—deal brexit. what we are saying is no deal we'd oppose and we think people should have a final choice on it. they could have a vote then
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between remain or whatever option boris johnson decides to put to them at that time. somewhat stage —— so what stage has no deal planning reached? i've been speaking to our political correspondent, jonathan blake. he has outlined every possible eventuality in broad terms of leaving without a deal, as he says, in the piece for the sunday times, from everything to pet passports, to travelling to europe, and the implications will be far—reaching, whether you see them as potentially negative or otherwise, from everything to do with how we trade with eu countries, to how we travel from the uk to the european union, and back and forth. and it's not surprising that he has repeated borisjohnson‘s pledge to take the uk out of it eu by october the 31st, as he puts it, no ifs,
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no buts, no more delay, what i think is new and potentially interesting is the fact that he is talking about no deal as the government's number one priority, and preparing for that outcome, even if it isn't the government's desired outcome, and also, the fact that they are working on the assumption that it will happen, and that is a clear step change i think, with theresa may's administration, where yes, she always says it was sensible and right that the government should be preparing for a no—deal brexit, but you always got the sense that it was contingency planning, insensible preparation, and sensible preparation, and not something that they were banking on happening. so there is a difference here, and it's clear that the whole machinery of government, if we are to believe what mr gove says, is being thrown by the operation to prepare for a no—deal brexit, it is of course right in their view, that the uk prepares for that, but remember, it's also part of the negotiating strategy. to try to get the eu to believe that the uk is willing to follow through with that outcome. that i suppose begs the question whether there is any implication whether there is any indication of a shift of mood either
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in brussels, or among the 27 other heads of government, who ultimately determine whether or not negotiations happen. you are right, it is a change here, it does not necessarily mean a change of view in brussels, or in paris, or in berlin, or the various other you capitals, because they may well take the view that well, they are planning seriously for this, there preparing for it, but theyjust want us to think that that is the case, and in the end, they will cave in, and try to get the withdrawal agreement through again, but michael gove saying today, as we have heard from borisjohnson, the prime minister as well, the withdrawal agreement, as it stands, will not pass the house of commons. mr gove talks about it as a dish that people don't like, you cannotjust keep reheating it and offering it up again, and hoping that it will go down better the next time. they say they hope the eu change their minds, and allow changes to that deal, and a new agreement to be done, but so far, no sign that they are going to budge. jonathan blake our political correspondent, now the scottish young conservative joins us from,
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james good to speak to you this evening. what did you make of michael gove‘s comments in the sunday times?|j you make of michael gove‘s comments in the sunday times? i think you make of michael gove's comments in the sunday times? i think they we re in the sunday times? i think they were sensible. if you are having a negotiation, you have to be prepared to walk away, and this is what we should have been doing from the 24th ofjune of 2016. prepare to walk away, because as theresa may says, no deal is better than a bad deal. lot of people are worried that the risks of no deal are very, very high, and that in a sense, the government really doesn't know what will be the consequences, it can plan for what it thinks will happen, but this is generally uncharted territory. we'll make it is uncharted territory, the first country ever to leave the european union, but there are many opportunities that come from brexit. of course there are things that we have to iron out, it's a big change, but i think there are many options, andi but i think there are many options, and i think being locked in the customs union, locked in the single markets, not being able to take back
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control of... those are very damaging that's a bad deal, and that's what was being offered with the withdrawal agreement. getting to leave and taking these opportunities, take back control of oui’ opportunities, take back control of our stuff, these are one of the many exciting opportunities of brexit. indeed, obviously the future of the scottish fishing industry is important, michael gove feels very passionate about it, he thinks that it was one of the worst things about joining the eu and the first place, but in terms of, you made the point of taking back control. if we end up ina of taking back control. if we end up in a situation where we are operating under these rules, and organisation under we will be a member, a member of more than 100, we will actually have less control over our trading arrangements then we will part of an organisation of just 28 countries. absolutely not. if you remember, with wto, we can open free trade deals, that's right it was just
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appointed the national trade secretary, so he can... throughout the customs union, and the european union, customs union, you cannot strike those trade deals, and any deal that locks us in the custom union is not a good deal. what about the question of who blinks first in this. you were making the point that a negotiation is only credible if you are prepared to walk away, and perhaps we should have been doing that three years ago. we only have three months left until the law says we leave. isn't that a point to which we are beyond any serious negotiation? i'm not entirely, because we've got a new prime minister, with a and this cabinet has a restored collective responsibility, everyone who is in it, signed up to leave on the 31st of october. the eu got a clear message that if we do not have a deal, we will be leaving without a deal. and that will have to awaken them, that if they do not want britain living without a deal, which will cause great damage to the
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european economy, they will have to offer us a good deal. james, let me ask you finally briefly, as a member of the conservative party, there is a survey of the conservative party, there is a survey of conservative members earlier in the area, which suggested that a considerable number, indeed a majority, would it be content to see the end of the union, if that was the end of the union, if that was the price of achieving brexit. is that a price you would be prepared to pay? not at all. brexit means britain's exits, and if the person is not emancipated, then the country is not emancipated, then the country is not emancipated, then the country is not exiting. james monday, of young conservatives in scotland, thank you very much for being with us on thank you very much for being with us on bbc news this evening. you are welcome. writes, that brings us you are welcome. writes, that brings us to our headlines. at 60 minutes past six. riot police in hong kong clash with thousands of protesters who defied a ban and marched through the streets for an eighth weekend. michael gove, the minister who has to prepare the uk for a no deal brexit, says it's a "very real prospect". getting ready for it — is now the government's number one priority.
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a 15—year—old boy from essex wins nearly one million pounds in the world cup finals of the online game fortnite — and he's only the runner up. democrats in the united states have renewed accusations of racism against president trump, after he criticised an african—american congressman. 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 a "rodent—infested mess". mr cummings recently criticised the trump administration over conditions in migrant detention centres. lets get more on this, we can speak to our washington correspondent, chris buckler. chris, i have to say, it always seems to be the case with donald trump, that if you hit him or his administration, he hits back ten times harder. yeah, and president
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trump had clearly been fuming by some of the recent comments from elisha cummings, at a congressional hearing, he attacked secretary for homeland security at one stage about the facilities of the us border. asking kevin at one stage, would he be prepared to have his child sit in faeces, and not be able to take a shower? and president trump has hit the back with a stream of tweets, in which he has attacked mr cummings personally, describing him as a brutal bully, and also really sent a strea m brutal bully, and also really sent a stream of insults against the parts of baltimore he represents, describing it variously as filthy, disgusting, and rodent infested. now this is a black congressman, in an area with majority black population. and that is why democrats claim that this is racist. particularly following comments that mr trump also made on twitter about four democratic congress you might remember that he told them that they should go back to the crime ridden countries that they came from. and
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asa countries that they came from. and as a result, we now have this really difficult situation, where the white house is trying to defend donald trump's comments, but at the same time, there is widespread criticism, not least from one of the newspapers in baltimore, that set as far as it was concerned, it was better to have rats then be one. yeah, i saw that editorial from the baltimore sun, and as you say, baltimore are majority black city, and nancy pelosi was born there, even though she's a californian now, and has weighed in as well. it was interesting also looking at something online, which i think lots of people have been following, this is the cnn anchor, victor blackwell, who is from baltimore, and was visibly upset, and incensed by what donald trump was saying, particularly his persistent use of this word, infestation, which he seems to have used on a number of occasions against a number of targets. yeah, crime infested places, and a rat infested, and the suggestion from that cnn anchor was
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it was being used specifically against people from a black and ethnic minority background, and you do get the sense that race, which is a lwa ys do get the sense that race, which is always such an emotive issue in america, sean, is becoming a very sensitive and very important one in the campaign ahead of next year's presidential election, certainly president trump today has been trying to defend his comments, and i think it was noticeable that he sent a tweet out about nancy pelosi, who you just mentioned, but particularly attacking nancy pelosi about the state of san francisco, the city that she now represents. you get the sense that he is trying to show that he is spreading this criticism beyond just a black and ethnic minority democrats, but at the same time, people will point out that president trump didn't do a lot, despite his claims to stop a chance of send them home, about those democratic congresswomen during a recent rally. there is a sense that race is something that does connect with some of his core voters, and a
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while he wouldn't say that he was trying to be racist, and it would deny any allegations of fact, he doesn't seem to shy away from sometimes attacking issues that do have a race as a quantity as part of them. a lovely sunday afternoon in washington, dc, thanks very much. police in northern ireland have released images of an explosive device found next to a bus stop in craigavon in county armagh. officers were called after a loud bang was heard around midnight on friday and believe the booby trap was designed to kill police officers. police have blamed dissident republicans for what they described as a ‘cowardly and evil act of terrorism'. roads and rail lines have been closed in north—west england because of flooding, after half a months worth of rain fell in 2a hours. cars have been left stranded on roads in stockport, and sections of the m60 motorway in greater manchester were temporarily shut following heavy rain. the met office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain across parts of the midlands, the north west of england, northern ireland and south—west scotland until midnight tonight. police in cyprus have arrested
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a british teenager who had accused 12 israeli men of raping her in the popular resort of ayia napa. the arrest came as all the men she had accused of assault were released from custody. the 19 year—old claimed that the attack happened last week, at the hotel where she was staying. the woman will appear in court tomorrow, and according to a police source, is thought to be facing charges of giving a false statement about an imaginary offence. the iranian president says he hopes boris johnson's "familiarity" with the islamic republic will help improve relations between iran and britain. in a message posted on the official iranian presidency website, hassan rouhani said he hoped mrjohnson could get rid of obstacles preventing the growth of relations between the two countries. earlier this month, british royal marines seized an iranian tanker near gibraltar which was suspected of breaking eu sanctions. later in the month a british—flagged oil tanker was seized by iranian forces in the strait of hormuz.
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meanwhile, senior diplomats from britain, france, germany, russia and china have met representatives from iran in vienna to discuss how to save the 2015 nuclear deal. iran said the meeting was constructive, but warned that it will further reduce its commitments unless its interests were protected. 0ur correspondent bethany bell is in vienna. well it's interesting, we heard from iran's deputy foreign minister, abbas araqchi, saying that the talks were constructive, and that all sides were determined to save the iran nuclear deal, but it's interesting, while president may have had warm words for boris johnson, mr abbas araqchi was saying that the seizure by britain of an iranian oil tanker earlier this month was a violation of the iran nuclear deal, and that's a step that hasn't been made before, and you will remember that britain
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seized that ship in gibraltar, because it said it had evidence it broke eu sanctions on syria. now iran is linking that to commitments under the iran nuclear deal, it says it has the right to export iranian oil, so this is a meeting where, in the words, notjust of mr araqchi and the chinese delegate, it was constructive, they say there or sides looking for ways through this impasse on the iran nuclear deal, but it is very, very delicate, and the complications with the tankers are making things that more difficult. bethany bell reporting. at least 36 people are now known to have died in a landslide in the chinese province of gway—jo. chinese state media also reported that 15 people are missing after a thick torrent of mud buried houses on tuesday. forty people have been rescued. it comes as heavy rains continue to batter parts of the country. two people, arrested over a mass brawl which broke out onboard a british crusie ship,
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have been released from custody but remain under investigation. six people were hurt as p&0's britannia sailed to southampton after a week—long trip to norway's fjords. a 43—year—old man and a woman, aged a1, 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. 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, was competing in new york, in what was billed as the biggest ever "e—sports" event. joe tidy reports. your 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,
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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 roja. it hasn't really hit me 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've had a nightmare.
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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. joe tidy, bbc news, new york. whether you're jetting off with the grandparents, or sunbathing with the in—laws, it seems that more of us are going on holiday with our wider family members. for some, it's about cost, for others, childcare. but most say that family trips are a great way to spend quality time with one another, as more families live further apart. here's our consumer affairs correspondent, colletta smith. james and jessica are having a ball this summer. but it's notjust mike and his partner claire who are busy keeping them occupied. grandma stella and grandad robert are on hand to help out. oh, no! it's not their first holiday
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as three generations. in fact, it's becoming something of a family tradition for all kinds of reasons. ohh! we've both got credit cards, so that's always a bonus. grandma is always treating them! they know who to come to if they want anything. to be honest, it is about spending time together as a family, you're making memories for yourselves, for the kids, everybody. now, businesses are adapting to meet the new demand. we need to make sure that the accommodation that's available for holiday makers to choose from is right for them. if you are a large family, you need extra space. plenty of open—plan living for everyone to come together. they are holidaying together, they want to spend time together. it is important that they can have space together. it's not just happening in uk holidays. we spoke to eight of the biggest names in the business. they all told us they had seen a rise in bookings for multi—generational groups, and in some cases, well over half of customers surveyed had already taken or wanted to take a break with their grandparents.
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this is grandad and nanna. then we have mum and dad. some nights eat out, other nights, one of us will cook, so it's just helpful, isn't it? as family life evolves, our holidays are taking a different shape. if holiday companies want us to keep spending our cash, it will be down to them to keep up with this latest holiday trend. colletta smith, bbc news. now — you may want to take a look down the back of your sofa, because there are still 145 million old—style pound coins that have not been returned to the royal mint. shops have been unable to take the old—style coins since 2017, but they can still be deposited at most high street banks. the 12—sided version was introduced to help crackdown on counterfeiting.twenty four million old—style one pound coins have been returned to the royal mint over the last year.
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demolition work has begun on the eight cooling towers at ferrybridge power station in west yorkshire. the power station has been providing the uk with energy for 50 years, but today the first of the cooling towers was blown up in a controlled explosion to make way for a new gas—fired power station. four more towers are expected to be demolished in october. and the skyline will never quite be the same again. there it goes. rates, let's see what's going to be in store on the skyline for all of us in store on the skyline for all of us in the coming 2a hours. louise lear is at the map. good evening. sunday has been a day of contracts, so sunday has been a day of contracts, so while sunshine was to be found, and the best of that in terms of sunshine and warmth was along the south coast, from a temptress peeking into the mid—20s, beautiful weather watcher pictures sent in a
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long that dorset coastline, but for parts of the midlands, in northwest england, it's been a disappointing weekend, cloudy, with some persistent and at times heavy rain, a couple of inches of rain falling, and all this weather front really quite slow—moving, as you can see, and this is where the recent rain is sitting through the midlands, northwest england into northern ireland, with the scattering of showers ahead of it into western scotland, now that's going to continue through the night, but it will gradually drift its way northwards, at the same time, we could see a few sharp and boundary downpours across the far northeast of scotland. but to the south of that weather fronts, it stays relatively quiet, and more co mforta ble relatively quiet, and more comfortable night for getting a good night to sleep with overnight lows of 12-16d. night to sleep with overnight lows of 12—16d. so we start off the new working week, still with that weather friends there, working week, still with that weatherfriends there, but working week, still with that weather friends there, but it is drifting its way into scotland, and it will weaken all the time to a band of showers as we go through the day, ridge of high pressure builds across england and wales, that's where the best of the best of the weather is likely to be at the start of the new working with, but there is an area of low pressure starting
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to push and i'm of the isles of silly coming into cornwall by the end of the day. in terms of the feel of things, if you keep the sunshine, we will see pleasant warmth, 2a—26d, but it will turn increasingly windy down to the southwest, something worth bearing in mind. this area of low pressure, quite a deep area of low pressure, quite a deep area of low for this time of year, it will drift its way slowly eastwards for the next couple of days, with gusts of winds 45—50 mph, which is certainly worth bearing in mind, if you are under canvas. so there will be rain, some of it heavy, may be even boundary across southwest england, moving its way up wales, the midlands domain showers into scotland. eastern areas will see the best of the weather, with highest values of 2a degrees. now as we move out of tuesday into wednesday, that low continues to drift its way steadily eastwards, so that's where the real emphasis of the showers are likely to be, and stretching up into southwest scotland. it means a better day for northeast scotland, and four wells in southwest england. highest values by wednesday of 22
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degrees. so our week ahead looks a little different to the weekjust gone, much pressure, and some pretty sharp showers at times.
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security forces advanced on crowds who set up barricades blocking roads refusing to disperse. the police have been moving people through the streets and are making arrests. the riot police have been moving people through the streets. there are now making arrests. they've fired more tear gas. reinforcements are coming in. michael gove says the government is now "working on the assumption" there'll be a no—deal brexit, but hopes of an agreement haven't evaporated. the teenage millionaires winning big at the fortnite computer gaming championships in new york. riding into history — egan bernal looks set to become the first south american to win the tour de france.
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hi, i'm minnie mouse, here to ask a very important question... and the voice of a children's icon, russi taylor, has died. she was 75. good evening. amid deepening unrest, several people have been injured in pitched battles hong kong after a third day of violent clashes between pro—democracy campaigners and riot police. some protestors had defied orders to disperse after an anti—government rally, setting up barricades and blocking streets, before rounds of tear gas were fired. this is the eighth week of demonstrations, sparked by a proposed new bill which would have allowed extradition to mainland china. although the plans were eventually shelved,
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mass protests continue, amid fears of a gradual erosion of freedoms at the hands of the authorities in beijing. 0ur correspondent, nick beake, has sent us this report from hong kong. gunshots they say it's one of the safest cities you can find, a peaceful place. not today. not this summer. a heavy cloud has descended on hong kong, and there is no sign of it lifting. police and protesters now in a battle for the future of the place they both call home. and tonight, yet another demonstration turned to chaos. you could see it coming. the hard core of activists who don't just throw insults refused to leave. but this fire is being fuelled by a wider movement. tens of thousands had defied a ban to march. they say they're fearful of what life will become under tighter chinese control.
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because it's our future. we love hong kong and we want hong kong to stay hong kong. we don't want hong kong to become china. we want our freedom. even if you know you can't achieve something, you will still do it for justice, right? activists claim the policing of these protests have been a big injustice, heavy—handed, over—the—top. tonight, more clashes, after officers had decided time was up. well, this has been simmering all day, and now it has erupted. police are arresting demonstrators. some seem to be injured, others choking back tear gas. this is chaos. sunday night in hong kong. the question is, when will all of this end? hong kong's underfire government has failed to restore calm,
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and so a violent weekend is drawing to a painful close. and both sides, battle hardened, are looking to the next. nick beake, bbc news, hong kong. 0ur correspondent, stephen mcdonell, joins from the territory. stephen, have things calmed down a little bit now? well, here in the area of hong kong that was the scene of the most serious clashes today it is now very quiet, as you can see. a short while ago riot police came through with overwhelming force, pushing demonstrators into the train station and bringing this to an end, but the barricades are still here on top of the tram tracks and all over the road there are still bricks that we re the road there are still bricks that were a makeshift weapons being used by protesters. cleaners have started to come out and bring this part of hong kong back to normal but there is no sign of this overall crisis
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ending. next week the protesters say they will be back and i think we can expect many more street clashes like this before there is some sort of a resolution found. 0k, thank you, stephen live in hong kong. a senior member of boris johnson's new cabinet says the government is now "working on the assumption" that there will be a no—deal brexit. writing in the sunday times, michael gove, who's handling the planning for a uk withdrawal without an agreement, insists however he still hopes eu leaders will strike a new deal. 0ur political correspondent, jonathan blake is here. strong words about a no deal. 0ne assumes this is part of raising the pressure? you might guess, he is in charge of the preparations for preparing for a no deal on brexit -- yes, he is in charge of the progressions. they hope a new deal will be done and the government is
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working on the assumption that it won't, and so michael gove writes that no deal is now a very real prospect, and says we must make sure we are ready, adding that planning for a no—deal is now the government's number one priority. what can we expect? this week the treasury is expected to allocate an extra £1 billion of funding on top of £2 billion government departments already have to prepare for segment. the prime minister will chair a weekly cabinet meeting of senior ministers, and the implications of no—deal will be far—reaching, from everything on travel, trade, to the issue of the northern ireland border. this is, as you suggested, pa rt border. this is, as you suggested, part ofan border. this is, as you suggested, part of an overall strategy to convince the eu that the uk is willing, if it comes to it, to walk away without a deal. the key question is that where there is a step change in —— whether a step change in preparations here will trigger any change in brussels? and so trigger any change in brussels? and so far it hasn't. jonathan blake,
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thank you. let's look at some of the day's other top stories now. 12 israelis arrested and accused of raping a british teenager in cyprus have been released from custody. it comes after their accuser was herself arrested by police, on suspicion of making a "false rape claim". in moscow police using batons have arrested more than a thousand people at a rally, in one of the biggest crackdowns on opposition activists in years. and the country's most prominent opposition figure, alexei navalny, has been taken from jail to hospital, after allegedly suffering an allergic reaction. however his spokesperson says he's never suffered allergic reactions before. police in northern ireland have confirmed that a loud bang heard in craigavon on friday night was meant to lure officers into the path of a booby trap. an explosive device was found next to a bus stop, set up to look like a mortar, which had already been fired. democrats in the united states have again accused president trump
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of racism, after he criticised an african—american congressman on twitter. mr trump suggested elijah cummings, hadn't done enough for his district in baltimore, which the president described as "dangerous" and "rat—infested". mr cummings had recently criticised conditions in migrant detention centres, on the mexican border. 0ur north america correspondent, chris buckler, joins us from washington. chris, is this reallyjust about mr cummings‘s comments on detention centres, or does it go deeper? president trump was clearly fuming about those latest comments from elijah cummings, but it has to be said his tweets in response where pretty pointed and personal. he described elijah cummings as a brutal bully and describe the part of baltimore he represents as filthy, dangerous and rodent infested. this is a black congressmen in a majority black population area, and that has led democrats to accuse the president of racism, particularly after those recent tweets about four democratic
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congresswomen in which he said they should go back to the crime infested countries they come from. race is a lwa ys countries they come from. race is always a big issue in america but it does feel it is particularly sensitive and important in the upcoming campaign ahead of next yea r‘s upcoming campaign ahead of next year's presidential election. the white house has defended president trump's comments today but there has been widespread criticism, not least from one of baltimore's newspapers, which said it was better to have rats than be one. thank you, chris buckler, at the white house. he's 15, he's from essex, and he'sjust become a millionaire, playing a computer game. jaden ashman and his dutch teammate came second in new york, in the world cup duos final of fortnite, the biggest esports competition ever held. it's a remarkable achievement as around a0 million people attempted to reach the finals,
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over weeks of online competition. eventually 100 made it, with 11 from the uk, all vying for a prize pool of $30 million, just over £24 million. the winner of the individual title tonight, will take home $3 million. joe tidy reports from new york. they share £2.11 million. but success for the 15—year—old british player jaden ashman, and he and his dutch team—mate dave young shared $2.25 million for coming second. i'm probably going to try to save most of it. i know it sounds like a bit of it. i know it sounds like a bit ofa of it. i know it sounds like a bit of a cliche, but probably save half of a cliche, but probably save half of it and put quite a lot into a house and my family. it has taken a while for his mum to accept he is a professional gamer.|j while for his mum to accept he is a professional gamer. i was quite against him going, i was more pushing him into his school work. i
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actually have thrown out an xbox, snapped a headset. we have had a nightmare. this is how competitive this world cup is. 15—year—old british contender, known online as benji fishy, and his team—mate, were devastated after finishing 14th.” did get lucky in two of the games, sniped from nowhere, and died, nothing you can do about that. yeah. but benji and 99 other players will have one more shot at glory later. the singles champion takes home $3 million. so many of the finalists here have similar stories to jaden, only now their career choice being accepted only now their career choice being a cce pted by only now their career choice being accepted by their parents. it is thought this will do a lot to legitimise the already booming esports industry. and this is an event that will have a life changing impact for these superstars of esports. joe tidy, bbc news, new york. now, with all the sport, here's karthi gna nasegaram, at the bbc sport centre.
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good evening. just one year to go before the 0lympics. adam peaty has won a third gold medal at the world aquatics championships as great britain won the men's 4 by 100 metre medley relay. peaty, along with james guy, luke greenbank and duncan scott on the anchor leg took the gold in south korea with a new european record. great britain finished in seventh place in the swimming medal table which was topped by the usa. crashes and pit lane confusion caused chaos at the german grand prix today. the five—time world champion lewis hamilton started on pole, but finished in 11th place in an eventful race which was won by red bull's max verstappen. patrick gearey reports. 0ne one of those days for lewis hamilton. filthy weather, feeling sick, then you have to go to work and it is a safety car start. his firstjob was to somehow stay in front, when all behind was the wacky races. rain scrambles formula 1's
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precise engineering and strategy. this was just as he was about to ta ke this was just as he was about to take the lead,... no! hamilton echoed this minutes later, going into spinning and damaging his first win. he arrived at the pits without an appointment. they would have it ready as soon as they could. then max verstappen, third in the standings, went first in the race. these were chasing conditions. hamilton's shocking time got worse still. his team—mate valtteri bottas didn't even finish. all the while steadily gaining in the rain was sebastien vettel, the german driver going from 20th to second, behind verstappen. dutch conqueror of the chaos. and the winner of a race that was never clockwork, but definitely orange. patrick gearey, bbc news. the welsh footballer gareth bale will not be moving
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to the chinese super league after real madrid cancelled the deal. last week his manager, zinedine zidane, said bale was "very close to leaving" but the 30—year—old is now set to stay at the spanish club hejoined in 2013. the final stage of the tour de france is underway as colombia's egan bernal heads for paris, set to become the first south american to win the race. the 22—year—old and the defending champion, geraint thomas "worked to perfection" as joint—leaders, according to their team ineos boss sir dave brailsford who pointed out that many had questioned their strategy of having two leaders. to cricket, and england's women have been defeated by australia in their second twenty20 game of the ashes series. england had posted 121 for 8 and then took three wickets to leave australia with 35 for 3. but england have yet to win a match in this series and australia took control to win by seven wickets. they've already won the ashes and have a 10 points to 2 lead in the multi—format series. there's more on the bbc sport website including south korea'sjin—young ko winning golf‘s evian championship in france
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and rory mcilroy is top of the world golf championship leaderboard in america. i had of the final round. back to you, clive. thank you. before we go, you may not know her name, but you know her voice. russi taylor, minnie mouse for more than 30 years, has died at the age of 75. she was a prolific voice—over artist for animated tv series, films and even theme parks. and she was in fact married to wayne allwine, the voice of mickey mouse, until his death in 2009. here's ms taylor in her own voice, and many of the other characters she portrayed. there where... 0h, there where... oh, my goodness, they must have been about 160 people who audition for her, and i got lucky —— 160,000 people. —— 160. many —— minnie mouse! scion at least we have each other. at billy knott if only there was a way to sneak in and get back the lamp! but there are so many alarms! —— back the lamp! but there are so many alarms! -- welcome at least we have each other. it only there was a way.
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saturday! what kind of a freak... wa nt saturday! what kind of a freak... want to make it a trio, bart? i'm so happy i get to share this wonderful day with you. thank you, thank you, thank you! russi taylor, the voice of minnie mouse, who's died aged 75. that's it. i'll be back with the late news at ten.
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hello. this is bbc news. the mayflower ship sailed cross the atlantic ocean in the 17th century, taking the pilgrim fathers from plymouth to the new world. when they landed, they set up home in what we now know as the us state of massachusetts. now, a full—sized replica of the ship is being assembled in north devon to mark 400 years
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since it set sail. but the people who built it, will set it alight and burn it to the ground next year as part of a traditional ceremony. sarah ransome has been to meet some of the volunteers involved in the project. in a quiet corner of devon, a ship is taking shape. but this one will never take the high seas. it's a life—size replica of the mayflower, which carried the pilgrim fathers from plymouth to america in 1620, and in just over a year's time, it will all go up in smoke. this is very authentic. because it is mayflower 400, it is identical to the mayflower ship that sailed to america, and they have done their homework on it and it is to scale, and it is brilliant. it makes me feel very proud, actually. we are coming up on deck, andy, and... wow!
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this is huge. from bow to stern, this is what the pilgrim fathers would have seen when they were standing on the quayside in plymouth? yes, this is 100% built to scale. from the originals, we have had to rescale it to an 800 millimetre ship to 100 foot, the dimensions. i can't imagine the calculations you must have had. there was about a year of them being all over my front room while my wife and daughters were trying to watch telly! what started as pub talk 50 years ago has grown into a group that regularly builds and then burns, all in the name of charity. two years in the planning, and another three in the building, it is a labour of love for these men, who give up their time for community projects like no other. it is all down to the 20—odd guys that turn up every weekend and do it.
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it is one thing to have the plans and another thing to come out here in all weather and do it. it is the latest in a series of huge replica structures they have set alight. a few years ago, thousands came to see a massive medieval castle go up in flames. 0n the night that we set fire to it, you will see grown men cry. it is quite emotional, you have spent three or five years in this case, putting it together. and afterwards people really feel that there is a hole in our lives. this band of brothers don't do things by halves. they dream big and then deliver. with just over a year to go they are confident this bonfire will be the biggest and best yet. time for a look at the weather with louise lear. sunday has been a day of contrasts,
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so while some sunshine was to be found, and the best of that in terms of sunshine and warmth was along the south coast, temperatures peaking into the mid—20s, a beautiful weather watcher pictures sent in a long that dorset coastline, but for parts of the midlands, and northwest england, it's been a disappointing weekend. cloudy, with some persistent, and at times, heavy rain, a couple of inches of rain falling, now this weather front really quite slow—moving, as you can see, and this is where the recent rain is sitting through the midlands, northwest england, into northern ireland, with the scattering of showers ahead of it, into western scotland. now that's going to continue through the night, but it will gradually drift its way northwards, at the same time, we could see a few sharp and thundery downpours across the far northeast of scotland. but to the south of that weather front, it stays relatively quiet, and more comfortable night for getting a good night to sleep, with overnight lows of 12—16 degrees. so we start off the new working week, still with that weather front there, but it is drifting its way into scotland, and it will weaken all the time to a band of showers, as we go through the day. a ridge of high pressure builds
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across england and wales, that's where the best of the weather is likely to be at the start of the new working with, but there is an area of low pressure starting to push in the isles of scilly and into cornwall by the end of the day. in terms of the feel of things, if you keep the sunshine, we will see some pleasant warmth, 24—26 degrees, but it will turn increasingly windy down to the southwest. something worth bearing in mind. this area of low pressure, quite a deep area of low for this time of year, will drift its way slowly eastwards for the next couple of days, with gusts of winds 45—50 mph, which is certainly worth bearing in mind, if you are under canvas. so there will be some rain, some of it heavy, may be even thundery across southwest england, moving its way up wales, the midlands, and showers into scotland. eastern areas will see the best of the weather, with highest values of 24 degrees. now as we move out of tuesday into wednesday, that low continues to drift its way
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steadily eastwards, so that's where the real emphasis of the showers are likely to be, and stretching up into southwest scotland. it means a better day for northeast scotland, and for wales and southwest england. highest values by wednesday of 22 degrees. so our week ahead looks a little different from the weekjust gone, much pressure, and some pretty sharp showers at times.
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this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 7pm. riot police in hong kong clash with thousands of protesters who defied a ban and marched through the streets for an eighth weekend. the riot police coming in here, tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray, and every week, it seems to get worse. michael gove, the minister who has to prepare the uk for a no deal brexit — says it's a "very real prospect". getting ready for it — is now the government's number one priority. democrats in the united states have renewed accusations of racism against president trump, after he criticised an african—american congressman. a 15—year—old boy from essex wins nearly one million pounds in the world cup finals — of the online game fortnite —

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