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we have had decades of blah, blah, blah. and where has that led us? a fifth teenager has been found guilty of killing 15—year—old keon lincoln who was shot and stabbed outside his home in birmingham and coming up in half an hour, foreign correspondents based in london give an outsider�*s view of events in the uk in dateline. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. the chairman of yorkshire county cricket club has resigned over its response to the racism experienced by the former player azeem rafiq.
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roger hutton issued a stinging attack on executive board members who he said had shown a "constant unwillingness" to accept there was a problem, after an investigation found rafiq was the victim of "racial harassment and bullying". tonight the bbc has announced that former england captain michael vaughan — who has strongly denied making a racist comment to a group of asian players — won't be presenting his cricket programme on radio 5 live next week. here's our sports editor dan roan. the racism that cricketer azeem rafiq suffered at yorkshire has plunged the county into an unprecedented crisis. today, as the fallout continued, the chairman bowed to intense pressure to step down, and, just hours after announcing his departure, roger hutton told me the club had let their former player down. i am sorry that he didn't have his allegations investigated in 2018. i'm sorry it has taken so long. i am sorry that, ultimately, the club hasn't shown the right contrition. i have not personally met anyone i would consider racist at yorkshire county cricket club.
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what i have seen is a culture that is locked in the past. amid more resignations at headingley today, hutton blamed senior management, who he said resisted change after a report found rafiq had suffered racial harassment. there was a failure by many within the club to accept its findings, understand them or recognise them. and since then, that has been incredibly frustrating. the ecb has banned headingley from hosting england matches, but hutton said the governing body should have done more to support the investigation. i heard a statement last night from the ecb, that they repeatedly offered to help me and yorkshire county cricket club through this investigation. that couldn't be further from the truth. yorkshire batsman gary ballance had admitted repeatedly using a racial slur towards rafiq about his pakistani heritage, but a panel regarded it as "friendly banter", and no action has been taken against any member of staff, sparking outrage. do you accept that conclusion that they reached, that it was friendly banter?
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is that how you would deem that expression, that phrase, towards a colleague? no, if you're using that language, it is completely unacceptable. so why was there no action taken? because you haven't seen the context of the whole of the report. and the club had legal advice, that actually that was not something you could take disciplinary action in relation to. is ballance the only member of staff that there's been an allegation upheld against? no. former england captain michael vaughan, meanwhile, has become the second player to reveal he is named in the report — rafiq alleging he made a racist comment towards a group of asian players in 2009. vaughan denies the claim, but today one of those player said he'd heard the alleged comment. a prominent pundit, tonight he was stood down from his radio show next week. in a statement, a bbc spokesman said it "takes any allegations of racism extremely seriously. the allegation against michael vaughan predates his time working for the bbc. we have made the editorial decision
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that michael will not appear on five live�*s tuffers and vaughan show on monday. the show focuses on topical discussion around current cricketing matters and, given his personal involvement, we need to ensure we maintain the impartiality of the programme." this all comes at a time when cricket is desperate to try to engage with the south asian community and become more diverse. some fear this damaging episode may send the game backwards. it's more about trying to get systemic change in a club like yorkshire,in which change has proven to be very difficult, and the club, i think, has failed to evolve quick enough in the way that society is changing, and our attitudes towards race and racism. this has been a devastating week for the most successful club in county cricket. but the ramifications of this remarkable saga now extend well beyond headingley. dan roan reporting, who's at headingley, and says yorkshire county cricket club is in absolute turmoil.
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the way that things have unravelled here, sophie, the nature of the implosion at yorkshire is like nothing i can recall in sport. in the space ofjust a few days�* time, this club has lost pretty much all of its sponsors, its right to host international matches, its chairman, half of the board, there is allegations against two of the biggest names to play here in recent years. tonight, there is another revelation around the head coach, andrew gale, being investigated by both yorkshire and the ecb over an alleged anti—semitic tweet in 2010. and the fear, i think, is that this case has perhaps exposed an ugly side to the game. certainly, when you look at professional football, this sport seems to suffer from much less diversity, and underrepresentation of non—white players, a fear, perhaps, as a result of this, that it has exposed that this sport is in some way out of kilter with trends in wider society. today, yorkshire issued a statement pledging that they would do whatever it took to regain trust.
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but the new leaders who come into this club will shortly face one of the greatest challenges the sport has seen in recent years. salma bi was the first british muslim woman to play county cricket and has devoted her time to making grassroots sport a more inclusive place. shejoins us now. thank you she joins us now. thank you very much for being with us. from your experience, how big a problem is race and racism in terms of acting as a disincentive or discouragement for people, particularly women at the moment, but others as well, to go into sport in the first place? it is a very big problem. i think it affects everything. it takes away a lot of your decisions. i put myself in situations and say that for me, if i was put in that situation where i was felt not welcomed it would
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make me feel that i would not want to play cricket anymore, i don't want to take on this well. and then you worry about the generations to follow and you think that, this is affecting other asian and ethnic minority groups trying away from playing sports and they can excel in such a sport because they're not been welcomed or they've had comments made towards them and they feel that they are being harassed and bullied so to such a shame that we have come across such an incident and it has taken long that i believe, i still believe that there is going to be something positive come out of this. i'm going to say, well done to him for standing up and raising his voice. i think it needs to be heard. a lot of people out there won't realise that actually we've been through this but we didn't bring it up because maybe it affected other position of being selected for games or team so it is a good thing that it is being spoken
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about. there is action that needs to be taken. with the board can make a new agenda it is a guidance for the younger generation to follow and for us as role models as well i think coming from a grassroots level it is something that i will always encourage. we are always pushing diversity we want to make sure that it is welcome for all four sports and as an asian female cricketer and and as an asian female cricketer and a coach to do something i will always encourage to come forward and not think about your face and that should not draw you away from playing sports. should not draw you away from playing 5p°ft5-_ should not draw you away from playing sports-_ playing sports. lets be specific here. playing sports. lets be specific here- are _ playing sports. lets be specific here- are you _ playing sports. lets be specific here. are you saying _ playing sports. lets be specific here. are you saying your- playing sports. lets be specific here. are you saying your time playing sports. lets be specific. here. are you saying your time as playing sports. lets be specific- here. are you saying your time as a county player you also encountered behaviour that you would regard as racist or at least disrespectful of your race? i racist or at least disrespectful of your race?— your race? i would say it made thins your race? i would say it made things difficult _ your race? i would say it made things difficult for _ your race? i would say it made things difficult for me - your race? i would say it made things difficult for me because | your race? i would say it made| things difficult for me because i came from an asian background. i did not have anything directly said to me that you can feel it in the atmosphere, you could see that, 0k, atmosphere, you could see that, ok, i am not always going to fit in
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because i'm probably not taking part in activities where i am not staying over at fedora game, i'm not drinking alcohol, i'm not socialising. it might come across that i'm trying not to fit in but actually i have my cultural background. i have my barriers. there are things where my family support, i'm going to think about getting him on time. there is a had to deal with from coming from a family and challenging that in my community rather than trying to fit in with these girls that i was playing alongside. that's the thing. sorry. at the same time, i took it on as a positive. i changed it around and i thought, i'm the one brown girl playing for the steamed i'm going to raise eyebrows and i'm going to do something amazing and bring something different to the team and i've got to change that around. if i stand out that it is a good thing and i had to prove that it is not about my colour or race. i need to come in and perform and play my cricket so when i started enjoying my games that's when i
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started having more confidence and self—esteem to perform better but yes, it does diminish your mental capacity and makes you feel, do you want to come into play game and there are times and i was sitting in there are times and i was sitting in the car but longer before my cricket match would start because i was afraid to go into the changing rooms afraid to go into the changing rooms a bit too early because i would not know if i would have someone making a conversation with me until i knew, and i would come in ready and go onto the pitch so that i think she did think about. you onto the pitch so that i think she did think about.— onto the pitch so that i think she did think about. you have expressed that very clearly. _ did think about. you have expressed that very clearly. you _ did think about. you have expressed that very clearly. you have - did think about. you have expressed that very clearly. you have said - that very clearly. you have said something very interesting when you said, look, people can misunderstand. your cultural leads may have made you think you're being standoffish when you were not being standoffish when you were not being standoffish and that might have made misunderstandings but let's try to know one misunderstanding. for some viewers who are sitting here going, well, the report, the cricket club
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said the use of the word because of the way it was expressed was just banter between friends. are there circumstances that you can imagine where you could conceive of that word being used and you being able to treat it as just banter? because i think it is an area where they can be real misunderstanding between people. it be real misunderstanding between --eole. , ., ., ., . be real misunderstanding between n-eole. , ., ., ., . ., be real misunderstanding between --eole. , ., ., ., . people. it is zero tolerance, to be honest. people. it is zero tolerance, to be honest- if— people. it is zero tolerance, to be honest- if you _ people. it is zero tolerance, to be honest. if you think _ people. it is zero tolerance, to be honest. if you think you're - people. it is zero tolerance, to be honest. if you think you're in - people. it is zero tolerance, to be honest. if you think you're in a i honest. if you think you're in a workforce environment and if somebody had used that word and that terminology action would be taken immediately and it would be very serious, the consequences. i think, yes, in sportsmanship, i banterwith my team—mates and we joked about a lot of things and we try, you know, we make sure that it was not around a religion of racism or something thatis a religion of racism or something that is going to offend somebody so you've got to be careful. then you've got to be careful. then you've also got to think about where is this banter being taught? does it come from schools? is it from him?
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is this what you think of others? we can all be offensive to each other but what are we getting out of it? to come across with statements and to back finds it is friendly banter, if you realise the other person is not taking it so much in a nice way thanit not taking it so much in a nice way than it is not and i don't think it is acceptable because we can't even type the full word then we know it is an offensive comment to make initially so i think we've got to step on those lines and think, how are we coming across to the other person why would you say that somebody else? so a key person is allowed to say a word like that then it should be ok for everyone to say things like this and we should all make banter towards everyone but actually it is a shame that in the real world it is not acceptable and we should not treated that way and again, i go back to him and i say it is good on him. i give him respect and credit for standing up and putting a stop to it because we don't want it happening again. it is
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a real pleasure _ don't want it happening again. it is a real pleasure to speak to you. thank you very much for your time and for giving us such a valuable insight into playing and all that goes with playing and some of the questions about people and those who love sport need to think about. your markets would finish off by saying they're doing a fantasticjob out here making sure there is diversity and equality with smaller projects in the community so there is a lot going on. there is a lot of good stuff going on definitely. lets hope that auoin stuff going on definitely. lets hope that going forward _ stuff going on definitely. lets hope that going forward we _ stuff going on definitely. lets hope that going forward we are - stuff going on definitely. lets hope that going forward we are going . stuff going on definitely. lets hope that going forward we are going to| that going forward we are going to get better outcomes out of this. thank you very much. you get better outcomes out of this. thank you very much.— thank you very much. you are welcome- _ thank you very much. you are welcome. thank— thank you very much. you are welcome. thank you. - and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers — our guestsjoining me tonight are columnist from the mirror, susie boniface and from the telegraph, madeline grant. the swedish climate activist
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greta thunberg has accused world leaders of deliberately postponing much needed drastic action against global warming and said they were fighting instead to keep the status quo. addressing thousands of young people at a rally in glasgow, she called the cop26 climate summit little more that a celebration of �*business as usual�*. here's our scotland editor sarah smith. a rare opportunity for protesters to loudly deliver a message, almost within earshot of the global decision makers gathered in glasgow. greta thunberg, who inspired me fridays for future movement, says those leaders have so far failed to deliver. young kids, inspired by greta, have drawn their own pictures of her. i know that she put out a sign. and then everybody else started following her, just like this. how do you talk to children this age about climate change without scaring them too much? i don't have to.
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they themselves are aware. they know about plastic, about pollution, about air pollution. as the government announced measures to put climate at the heart of education, kids — mostly with their parents' permission — were skipping school to take part in the youth protest. your sign says now means now, not later. why did you wrtei that? i wrote that because they're saying we need to do this now, we need to get this now, we're going to sort this now, but they are not sorting it. they're just going to make promises they can't keep. do you think that's what the world leaders at cop are doing? making promises that you don't think they're going to keep? yes, it has happened a lot of time before, people say they are going to do things and they don't make enough change to actually have an _ impact. we are hoping that the folk in cop, drinking their tea, are _ listening, and they're listening to what we say and try - and try to make a change. do not think they're trying to achieve the same thing as you, to lower carbon emissions and save the planet? yeah...
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i don't know. i think they are trying, i but we're trying harder. why do not go so far at this cop, there have been - greta thunberg, - at the front, does not seem very impressed i with the progress so far. what do you think? i think it is fair enough. i am 26 years old, it has been 26 years and no progress has been made in carbon emissions, they keep increasing. we need action. on stage, as she dismissed cop26 as a pr exercise. this is no longer a climate conference, it is a global greenwash festival. a two week long celebration of business as usual and blah, blah, blah. they cannot ignore the scientific consensus. above all, they cannot ignore us, the people. including their own children. tomorrow, even larger crowds are expected, hoping to keep up the pressure before the final week of climate negotiations.
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sarah smith, bbc news, glasgow. the funeral has taken place today for sabina nessa who was attacked as she walked to meet a friend in south east london in september. prayers were said for the 28—year—old teacher at whitechapel�*s east london mosque, who has also been remembered in a series of public vigils. a 36—year—old man has been charged with the murder, and will appear in court next month. the mother of a 15—year—old schoolboy who was shot and stabbed outside his home in birmingham has said her heart is broken beyond repair after five teenagers were convicted of killing him. keon lincoln died injanuary. 0ur correspondent phil mackie was in court. keon lincoln, a 15—year—old schoolboy seen here messing around with his friends. injanuary, he was killed in broad daylight outside his house, by a group of teenagers who were out looking for someone to attack in this white car.
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keon was chased, stabbed and shot dead. the gunman was only 1a years old. it was an horrific attack on a quiet, suburban street. police say it is not clear if he was targeted — it may have been a random attack. the stolen car was abandoned two miles away. in it they found a knife and a mask with dna. and there was more cctv footage and phone records which led to the arrest, and now conviction of five people. none of them showed any remorse. michael ugochukwu and tahjgeem breaken—ridge are both 18. the 14—year—old and his 16 friend cannot be named because of their ages. a fifth defendant, kieron donaldson, who supplied the knives but wasn't part of the attack, was guilty of manslaughter. they'll all be sentenced later month. the whole attack lasted less than a0 seconds. and among the first people outside to see what had happened where his mother and twin sister. i heard the gunshots. and my first instinct was, where is my son? those were the first words i said, where's my son? i found out there was somebody
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up the road, and... yeah, it was my boy. since 2014, birmingham has seen a surge in the nuber of under—16s is sentenced for knife crime. 0n return to birmingham, police colleagues carried out a search and live gun cartridges were found. in response, the city's set up a special team to share intelligence about teenagers who at risk of becoming involved. children are killing children, wer�*e seeing it daily. 0ur community's in crisis. it feels like every other day there's a firearm, a gunshot, a knife wound, children being stabbed in parks. places that are supposed to be safe spaces for children are no longer safe anymore. her son's become another teenage casualty in a city that's lost too many young lives in recent years. phil mackie, bbc news, birmingham. the trial of three men accused of murdering a black man while he was outjogging has begun
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today in the us state of georgia. the death of 25—year—old ahmaud arbery in february last yearsparked protests across the us. there's been more controversy after a nearly—all white jury was selected for the trial — in which the defendants have pleaded not guilty. 0ur north america correspondent aleem maqbool sent this update from outside the courthouse in brunswick, georgia... it is called a modern day linking headlines notjust because this was three white men who decided that this young man look like a burglary suspect, they said, and they felt that give them the right to call him, should him and kill him. it was notjust that it later emerged that one of them used a racial slur as the man lay dying but it was also the man lay dying but it was also the fact that the police did not make an arrest in this case for more than ten weeks and only then once a video of the killing went viral and there were national protests. i met there were national protests. i met the mother of this young man and she
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said she had never seen that video. 0ne said she had never seen that video. one of the most emotional, upsetting moments of the trial today was hearing her anguished cry as she watched that video for the first time in the courtroom but as you said in your introduction, this trial starts in controversial circumstances because even though we have in city that is majority black and a county that has more than one quarter black only one member of the jury quarter black only one member of the jury is african—american and some of those supporters of the family who feel these racist attitudes contributed to the killing also feel they may have a bearing on the verdict. they may have a bearing on the verdict. at half past seven it's dateline london, but first a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's jane dougal. two more board members of yorkshire county cricket club
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havejoined the chairman roger hutton in resigning. it follows the row over the clubs handling of allegations of racism. lord kamlesh patel of bradford has been appointed as the new director and chair of the club. sponsors have pulled out from the club and the ecb has stripped yorkshire of hosting international matches. it's after a report found former player azeem rafiq had been the victim of racial harrassment and bullying, but the club said they would take no disciplinary action. england captain eoin morgan has been asked about the crisis at yorkshire while speaking to the media at the t20 world cup: there is no place in our sport for any kind of discrimination and i think the actions of the board to yorkshire have indicated how serious they are about dealing with issues like this and obviously resulting in their actions. meanwhile, former england captain michael vaughan will not appear on his bbc radio 5 live show on monday after it was claimed
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he made a racist comment to a group of asian players. vaughan was named in yorkshire's report into azeem rafiq's claims of racism during his time at the club — something he "completely and categorically denies." a bbc spokesperson said the organisation "remains in discussions with michael and his team". in the t20 world cup scotland lost by eight wickets to india in group 2. they were already out of the tournament, but that didn't stop them relishing this occasion. george munsey showed some flair, but he could only manage 2a runs they set india the target of 86. they quickly reached that. kl rahul scoring 50 injust 18 balls, that's the fastest of the tournament so far, but he was caught on the next ball he faced. yadav completed the victory in style as india wrapped the match up with six overs to spare.
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in the earlier match, new zealand recovered from a sticky start against namibia to post 163 for 4 and remain in the hunt for a semi—final place. namibia were always struggling and in the end could only muster 111 for 7. they go out of the competition. mercedes lead the way in first practice for this weekend's mexican grand prix. valtteri bottas topped the timesheets at the aut —dromo hermanos rodr guez track ahead of team mate lewis hamilton. despite the expectation, the altitude of the mexican capital will favour red bull, championship leader max verstappen was a tenth of a second behind in third. british number one cameron norrie can no longer qualify for the end of season atp tour finals. that's after polands hubert hurkacz went through to the semi finals of the paris masters, beating james duckworth, to secure the eighth and final qualifying sport. norrie says he'll still travel to turin for the event as one of 2 alternates. some rugby union news now and on the eve of england's autumn international opener at twickenham,
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captain 0wen farrell has tested positive for coronavirus and will be a doubt for the match agianst tonga. he'll remain in isolation ahead of another lateral flow and pcr test so it is not yet clear whether he will have to miss the game. meanwhile, saracen's number 8 poppy cleall has been named as england women's captain for the first time for their match against new zealand this sunday. regular skipper sarah hunter is on the bench as head coach simon middleton makes five changes to the side that beat the world champions last week. scotland have named a strong side to face australia on sunday with prop pierre schoemann earning his second cap. last weekend's win over tonga fell outside the international window, meaning many players were unavailable, so gregor townsend has recalled captain stuart hogg at full back with the likes of ali price and finn russell returning too. british and irish lions duhan van der merwe and hamish watson also start. the second meeting of
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the world triathlon championship series in abu dhabi saw seven british women in the top 12. no—one could make it past bermudas' olympic champion flora duffy though. she emerged from the bike alongside three brits, but pulled clear on the run to take the win. georgia taylor brown and sophie coldwell completed the podium. that's all the sport for now. we'll have more for you on the bbc news channel later on. eastern england so the lion's share of the sunshine today after a frosty start. mild has been pushing on across the west of the uk with a lot of clouds over northern ireland it has been mainly cloudy and though there has not been much in the way of rain out of this cloud but things are now about to change as we go into the weekend. there is an area of low pressure heading our way which is notjust in may but some stronger winds with it. it will turn windy across the uk but particularly
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in northern scotland by the end of saturday, saturday night and into sunday morning. rain or move south across the uk but it will weaken as it does so. it is largely bonfire night. just a few spots of rain and the west but more persistent rain overnight and into the morning across the north and north—west scotland. with the wind picking up as well. it is much milder night and we will notice that weather was forced to start the day to day. 0vernight and into tomorrow it is wet in north—west scotland in the rain tomorrow is going to move its way south across scotland through northern ireland into northern england, assistant to the west of the pennines and wales as well. into the pennines and wales as well. into the morning and afternoon. the midlands, east anglia and southern england a lot of clout, a few brighter breaks and a few splashes of rain but more as we get into the evening there will be increasingly light and patchy rain moving through. scotland and northern ireland brightening up in the afternoon. bust which i was northern scotland and temperatures 10—14 c
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put up a windy day across the board with fireworks displays tomorrow evening take note of the wind but especially in northern scotland into some of the cuts in the evening. some severe gales developing across the coast of northern scotland and gusts of 60—70 mph high tides could well bring highways and dangerous conditions. before these things gradually ease during the day along with stone areas. showers across some areas on sunday. there will be some areas on sunday. there will be some sunny spells too especially in eastern parts. 0verall, sunday is looking like the drier, brighter day of the two into the weekend. temperatures stay in the mild side of average into next week too. there will be rain at times and more especially into northern and western parts of the uk. not much reaching towards the south and east.
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hello and welcome to the programme, which brings together bbc specialists and the foreign correspondents who write, blog and broadcast for audiences in their own countries from the dateline: london. this week: is china putting power before the planet? a fishy end to the british—french stand—off; and sleepyjoe just biding his time? to discuss that, we're joined by... the american journalist ned temko writes for the christian science monitor. david shukman, the bbc�*s science editorjoins us from, where else this week, glasgow.
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