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this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at ten: after the rush—hour tube bombing in south—west london, police say they are "chasing down suspects". the uk terror threat has been raised to its highest level, meaning another attack could be imminent. the tempo is like at a level we haven't seen in a very long time. in nearly 600 live investigations covering over 3,000 people and another group of 20,000 people we are concerned off. 29 passengers injured in the blast have been treated at four london hospitals, including a specialist burns unit. i'm robert hall, live at parsons green tube station, trains are running again as a high profile list presence is put in place across the capital. also in the next hour, borisjohnson revives his promise of billions more funding for the nhs after brexit. writing in today's daily telegraph, the foreign secretary sets out his vision for what he calls britain's "glorious" future outside the eu.
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a day after north korea's latest missile launch provokes international condemnation, kim jong—un says he wants to match the military power of the united states. and in half an hour here on bbc news, the travel show takes a trip down scotland's answer to route 66. good morning and welcome to bbc news. armed police and military personnel are being deployed at key locations across the uk following the raising of the terror threat level to "critical" — the highest possible alert. it means that — after yesterday's bombing of a crowded underground train — the government believes a further attack may be imminent. police are chasing down suspects and
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they had hundreds of officers trawling through cctv following the district line attack in which 29 people were injured. 0ur correspondent, robert hall, is outside parsons green station. good morning. things are back to normal, trains running here again at parsons green. the train in which the device went off yesterday has been moved away, the device itself safely removed and taken the government laboratories in kent where the device and its contents are now being examined and analysed for clues, pieces of a jigsaw which is now being assembled, which might lead to police and security services to the person or persons responsible for this attack. that operation we will be hearing about in just a moment. people travelling to and from london today will notice an increased police presence. the critical state which is now in place
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has enabled the government to produce measures which have released another thousand police officers, armed, for reassurance and response right across an area which the government believes may still be under threat. let's hear the latest summed up now. let's hear the latest summed up now. curiosity overcame fear as passengers filmed the device still burning on the floor of the tube. oh, that bags on fire. security sources have told the bbc the device used a home—made peroxide—type explosive very similar to the manchester arena bomb. police said they had a very detailed briefing on the device, but refused to make that information public. they said there were many covert components to their investigation. but what is clear is that there is a major man—hunt under way, involving hundreds of police officers. the man leading that investigation repeatedly spoke in the plural about suspects and those responsible. i have asked government ministers earlier on for permission
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to use members of the military to free up extra police resources. what that gives me and my team is an extra thousand armed police officers — largely from civil nuclear constabulary and ministry of defence police — who are freed up by being backfilled by soldiers. so—called islamic state has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was carried out by a detachment of its soldiers. no—one's allowed through here, yeah? initially, the terror threat level remained the same but, last night, the prime minister confirmed it had been raised to critical, the highest possible level. we look across the whole of the spectrum of other people were concerned about and whether they respond to that attack. so there are lots of different factors. we saw at westminster bridge other people were inspired to carry out further attacks, we saw some pretty quick
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arrests after that. we have to bear in mind those sorts of factors and also the things that we don't know, the things that we are busy right i'iow the things that we are busy right now trying to find out. the public have been warned they may seem more police officers on duty this weekend both armed and on armed, especially across crowded places and transport hubs. there is a lot of what investigators to look at, not least evidence there isa to look at, not least evidence there is a lot of what investigators to look at, not least evidence in the train and along the underground system. let's go down to scotland yard. we can speak to our correspondent dan freedman, it has gone a little bit quiet in terms of official statements from the metropolitan police. the last we heard was late last night about 12 hours ago and they said they are
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making excellent progress. there is no doubt a huge operation going on behind—the—scenes both in this building and across the capital and elsewhere. we have seen the terror threat raised to the highest level, critical, we have seen that before after the manchester bombing, it stayed at that level after a week while they ruled out other devices oi’ while they ruled out other devices or networks connected to the manchester bomber, salman abedi. because a device here was left on a train and the bomb fled, and because they have not made any arrests yet, they have not made any arrests yet, they cannot rule out the idea there may be other devices and people involved. until somebody or a group is apprehended, we can continue to see that threat level remain. in terms of what is happening in the capital and elsewhere today in terms of the police operation, they have been quick to mobilise a thousand extra officers to provide reassurance and extra security on the streets of the capital and elsewhere, so transport hubs and
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major events across the weekend. to do that, they have put in place military police backfilling so that officers from the nuclear co nsta bula ry officers from the nuclear constabulary and the ministry of defence can be released to police the streets. some of them will be armed and some will not, some visibly in uniform and some comfort in case there is another attack and they have to act quickly. —— pro convert. thank you very much. let's get some context into what is happening. michael clarke, people might be surprised we have not seen cctv images released to get the public onside, what does this tell us? i am surprise, ithought there would be images by now. this person or people who planted this i am sure would have been caught on cctv. the london underground is the most surveilled part of the london
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transport system and there are only five stops between here and wimbledon where the train started. police have been given at least 70 images from the public because they have appealed for that, so there is a lot of stuff out there. but that they are keeping it in themselves indicates it is an ongoing investigation and there is a point at which the police want the public‘s help. before that, they wa nt to public‘s help. before that, they want to work on their own. if they are closing in on somebody, they do not want to give them notice so for a while, the police want complete discretion. they have had public help already, we were talking about the images they have had from the public. yes, they say to the public if they have anything they think anything is relevant, send it in and they have had a lot of material. but if they are on a manhunt and closing in the on somebody, they do not want too much to be said. if they get somebody, they want to know who they are and who are their friends and they want public help and after a
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couple of days, they say to the public, tell as everything else you know. i want to talk about the operation, a thousand officers, it is not just cosmetic. operation, a thousand officers, it is notjust cosmetic. no, there is real stock, special forces units, is notjust cosmetic. no, there is real stock, specialforces units, a dozen or so people, they have come into london and they have skills in explosives and investigations, that helps. and troops go to facilities the public would not see and they guard them so the public do not have to go to those facilities. and the troops backfill for the police. we're not talking about thousands. 0peration temperer puts 5,000 troops on notice and they usually use a very few hundred and they released the armed police to do what the police need to do so counter—terrorism is a police read. the public does not want to see troops on the street, that is not reassuring. it may reassure the french, not the british. we like to see police on the streets and 0peration temperer releases more police to be on the streets. thank
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you very much on the streets. —— 20 very much indeed. this may develop quickly. we will keep in touch and listen out for statements and when we hear something, we will get back to. thanks very much. borisjohnson has repeated his claim that leaving the eu will save britain £350 million a week, which can be spent on the nhs instead. in a long article for the daily telegraph, he sets out his vision for a low—tax, low—regulation economy, and says britain is on the verge of a ‘glorious future'. the labour leader said the claim was dredging upa the labour leader said the claim was dredging up a fantasy. 0ur political correspondent, leila nathoo, is here. i have got the newspaper here, it is a big article. it is not one of boris johnson's columns, a big article. it is not one of borisjohnson's columns, he has been granted two pages of space. that is right, it is a 4,000 word epic. light friday night reading for me!
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this is a huge intervention by boris johnson. ahead of what was supposed to be theresa may's big speech on brexit next friday in florence, child she was going to make a big pitch and brexit to be on the front foot and get negotiations going with brussels, there has been a deadlock. in six days ahead of that, boris johnson is setting out his stall. quite a big intervention overall and he goes back to restating quite strongly the case for brexit and revisiting a lot of the arguments we saw in the referendum. 0n the specifics, that are key quotes i think will raise eyebrows. we have some of those here. firstly, he says... this is talking about access to the european single market. that figure might be familiar to
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followers of the referendum campaign. and he goes on to say best. so, this is a surprising mention here of that £350 million figure because that had been in the eyes of many widely discredited, and many eyes of many widely discredited, and ma ny fellow eyes of many widely discredited, and many fellow leavers like boris johnson distanced themselves from that. it is strange to dredge that figure up again because our collea g u es figure up again because our colleagues pointed out at the time that the statistics do not back up the figure. it appears to be wrong. best year, the uk since 252 million a week to the eu, some of which was spent here, down from 276,000,020 14, the year that boat life claims
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250. it is almost a defiant message about how the criticism... the criticism of the campaign. it is wide—ranging. is it a spoilerfor the prime minister's speech, is it setting down red lines that he's saying you cannot compromise on these things? how is it interpreted? i think he is trying to get in there first. she is still preparing, theresa may, her speech, we saw a photo of an official outside downing street with a draft, and hers totals around 4,000 words. theresa may is preparing her speech, clearly still trying to get cabinet members onside with her approach. and you have rs potentially with the appearance of slightly going rogue although we know downing street did see a copy of this article but we are told a
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bit late in the day. so it was not like this was agreed in advance. we will have an article from the foreign secretary the week before? no, this was pushed by his team. he has had sight of theresa may's speech. going back to the £350 million, there are differences between theresa may and it is down to money which has been a big sticking point in the brexit negotiations, brussels clear we had to settle our divorce bill before we talk about anything else. the suggestion was that theresa may would give a pitch in her speech and here we are boris talking about getting this money back from the eu. constraining her ability to make that. and talking about not paying for access to markets. there was speculation theresa may was prepared to make interim payments, and that is something he does not mention. so borisjohnson at odds with theresa
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may, his morale boosting tone, his usual rhetorical flourishes in this speech. it is hard not to read this asa speech. it is hard not to read this as a bit ofa speech. it is hard not to read this as a bit of a snob to theresa may and into —— and inevitably it will be seen as a pitch for him to be the one in charge. fascinating stuff, thanks very much. a day after its latest ballistic missile launch, north korea has said its final goal is to match the military power of the united states. last night, the un security council described the missile test over japan as highly provocative, but no further sanctions were imposed. bill hayton reports. north korea is celebrating another successful test for its hwasong—i2 ballistic missile and kim jong—un was there to congratulate the scientists. he said his aim was to establish a balance of force for the united states so it cannot threaten his country with military action. but on a visit to an airbase near washington, president trump said the us will never be intimidated.
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after seeing your capabilities and commitment here today, i am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming. in new york, the un security council discussed the situation for the second time this week. this time, there was no new resolution. only a press statement strongly condemning the missile launch and urging compliance with existing sanctions. and russia says the us has to get serious about talks with north korea. but as russia and china urge patience, the us says it's running out of time. it wants an end to north korea's missile and nuclear programmes, but with those programmes making rapid progress, the choices facing world leaders are becoming more difficult. london. borisjohnson revives the
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promise of billions more in funding for the nhs after brexit. 0ne for the nhs after brexit. one day after north korea's latest missile launch, each kimjong—un says he wants to match the military power of the united states. sport now. and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's mike bushell. good morning. thank you. in their first—ever premier league with brighton, boorman got that bright start to the premier league season. it looked as though they were heading for a fifth straight defeat in the premier league, when they went behind at home to brighton, but defoe gave
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them their first points of the season. they're still at the wrong end of the table, of course, but it's a start. a lot of different emotions, and relief is the biggest one. got to be honest — when you start the season, you want that first win, ideally in the first game if not the second game and it's taken us longer than we wanted. we had tough fixtures, we are aware of that, so today is really important and the real achievement from the players is to go 1—0 down. and the start that we had to respond in a manner that we did was very special. roy hodgson takes charge of crystal palace, for the first time later today. for the visit of southampton. i certainly get the feeling that there is no doubt in the players' minds about the importance of this game, there is no doubt in their minds about how much it will be a good game to win and it's really up to them now, these 11 selected, to show they are on the field of play.
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that is the kick—off today. in scotland, rangers' stand—in skipper, graham dorrans came to their rescue. he took the captain's armband after lee wallace was injured and kenny miller was substituted — and his goal gave them, a 2—all draw at patrick thistle. that takes them up to third in the table. northa m pton were totally dominant against bath in the rugby union premiership. george north secured the bonus point in a 24—6 victory. that's two wins from two at home for northampton. in the proi4, ulster beat scarlets. and in super league, st helens moved into the play—off places, with victory over huddersfield, but salford's hopes were ended with a heavy defeat to leeds. and they are guaranteed a home semifinal in the play—offs. for the first time in a quarter of a century, essex are county cricket champions. they could celebrate the title after rivals lancashire lost in somerset.
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essex had been tipped to be relegated at the start of the season, but the young team defied the odds to achieve the dream that their coach says he'd thought about every night in bed. the crowd at chester le street have been disappointed, even before the start of england's t20 game against west indies today. many of them bought tickets to watch local favourite ben stokes at his home ground — durham used him to market the match — but he's been left out. england say he needs a rest. ican i can see both sides of it. guys wa nt to i can see both sides of it. guys want to see him play. if there was no injury risks down the line or a huge ashes tour coming up, potentially he might be able to play. but it is unfortunate that it has to be a game at his home ground but we have to stay strong with the decisions and the plans that we have so that potentially down the line we don't regret playing him in a one—off game. singapore is hosting one of formula 0ne's night races this weekend. the timing helps the drivers cope with the humidity — but championship leader lewis hamilton will need to warm things up a bit,
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he was more than half a second slower than daniel riccardo, who led yesterday's practice sessions. thousands of boxing fans are in las vegas this weekend, for the middleweight title clash between two of the best fighters on the planet, gennady golovkin and canelo alvarez, which is being dubbed ‘the real deal‘. 0n the undercard is british two—time olympic gold medallist, nicola adams, who says it's a dream to make her vegas debut. i'm taking itjust as i take every otherfight i have been in. stay calm, collected and don't let the nerves overwhelm you. ijust like to have fun when i am in there so i will be taking my time, having fun and just enjoying the moment. good luck to nicola tonight. that's all the sport for now. the budget airline ryanair has announced it will be cancelling between 40 to 50 flights a day until the end of october in order to improve punctuality. approximately 285,000
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journeys would be affected. in a statement on their website, the company said this would amount to only 2% of its customers. a lot of passengers have voiced their unhappiness on twitter. try explaining that to your boss! that will not go down well here! joining me to discuss this is the travel editor for the independent, simon calder. what is the explanation, what is going on? ryanair says this is to do with a
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change in their annual leave calendar. it used to be from april to april and now it is an ordinary calendar year and everybody flying for ryanair is thinking, help, i have to take my entitlement before the end of the year. as a result, they are tightening their staffing and ordered to improve their patrol to which has slipped in the last couple of weeks, they want more aircraft on the grounds to improve resilience, but a cynical person would say there has been an almighty administrative foul up and as a result of that, they are pre—emptively cancelling flights. to the tune of 9,000 passengers a day. this business of changing the way they calculate holiday, presumably a lot of companies if you saw this problem down the line, you might say, we will be a bit flexible this year, we will allow people to hold their life over to the new year, but
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only this year, not again next year. yes, it is difficult to get to the bottom of it and there has been suggestion the irish aviation authority is to blame and it is conceivable that when people claim their compensation which is due to them under european legislation that ryanair will say it them under european legislation that rya nair will say it is them under european legislation that ryanair will say it is beyond their control, that is already what they are telling passengers. i think that would be difficult to argue successfully in court. a spokesman put out a statement saying... they say they will do their utmost to arrange alternative flights and refunds. small number passengers? my boarding as calculations suggests it is as many as 400,000 by the end of 0ctober, is as many as 400,000 by the end of october, when the winter schedules begin. when there was be fewer flights anyway. begin. when there was be fewer flights a nyway. exactly. begin. when there was be fewer flights anyway. exactly. some would say that is a large number. in terms of the options being offered, a full refu nd
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of the options being offered, a full refund or a rescheduled flight, it goes rather beyond that. the airline has you a way... the onus is on them? very much so. we heard from somebody there, three days in krakow, the airline has to pay for accommodation and meals, not alcohol, and that is a strict liability. and there is an argument about whether it needs to put you any different flight, there are many other airlines available. the rules say you have to be re—rooted at the earliest opportunity but there has been no test case to say how that should be. easyjet says 48 hours and they will look at booking due on another airline. ryanair does not seem to be doing that. i would say if you were faced with a three day wait, it would be reasonable to buy another flight and to claim it back but i cannot make a guaranteed you would win that money back. thank you so much. since 2015, russian forces have been involved in the conflict in syria, fighting to take so called islamic state strongholds and put them back under
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the control of president assad. 0ur moscow correspondent, steve rosenberg, has been on an excursion with the russian army, to deir ez—zor, a city which was taken back from is just a few days ago. 0na on a russian military helicopter, we are heading east across syria. the russian army won't tell us where it is taking us. that is for our own security, they say. somewhere in the desert, there is a quick change to another helicopter and the mystery tour continues. the russians are taking no chances. islamic state's strongholds are in the eastern syria. we are escorted by two gunships in case we come under attack. eventually, we arrive in deir ez—zor, a city that is starting
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to recover from a deir ez—zor, a city that is starting to recoverfrom a nightmare. but three years, this part of town was cut off from the rest of the world, surrounded by is fighters. the syrian army broke that the siege of a few days ago, now people here tell us is militants have been pushed back around three miles. but security is still a concern. russian special forces accompany us to the market. the syrian soldiers here, well, they are a little more relaxed. supplying the city with food and drink and medicine is easier now. during the siege, deir ez—zor had to rely on humanitarian aid by air. people here are hoping those days never return. thanks to god, thanks to the syrian army and the russian army, this man says, syria is victorious. there is still fighting in deir ez—zor, but the syrian army has reclaimed much
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territory in and around the city. this oil—rich region was the heart of islamic state's economy. defeating is here would be a major victory for president assad. the russians drove us out of deir ez—zor in armoured vehicles. life may be returning to the city, but there is still danger here. the american actor harry dean stanton, known for his roles in the godfather part two, alien, and twin peaks, has died at the age of 91. he appeared in over 100 films and tv shows over six decades, and was well known in hollywood circles for his showbiz lifestyle. his most recent film, lucky, is due to be released later this month. one of the biggest names in the indian film industry is in the uk this week. salman khan is one of the top grossing actors in bollywood and has made more than a hundred films. his tour in the uk will be the first in twelve years. he's been speaking exclusively to the bbc asian network's haroon rashid, ahead of his first concert tonight: singing.
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he's an international superstar with hundreds of millions of fans around the world. and this weekend, salman khan is in the uk, one of bollywood's most famous actors is performing here at the more than a decade. i'm a huge fan. oh, my god, ijust got to take a picture with salman khan. and my heart is racing right now. he told me what it's like to meet his british fans. it's amazing. it's like amazing because the grandparents and the parents, when the kids growing up, they've kept them in touch with our culture and our culture is mythology, religion, its families together, and its movies. tell me how you put a tour like this together. the last time you did this was over 12 years ago in the uk, how'd you go about constructing what this production
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is going to look like. earlier, i used to do a tour like every year and a half, two years, and then i got tired of it. and then we just thought that just rebooting it a bit, just changing it a little bit with a much better kind of production value to it, we could once again, and do this.

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