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this is the briefing. i'm victoria fritz. our top story: britain's prime minister says he'd rather be "dead in a ditch" than ask the european union for a further delay to brexit. "unimaginable destruction" — the bahamas health minister says the number of people killed by hurricane dorian will be staggering. the women targeted by their ex—partners and the websites that won't take down so—called revenge porn. in business, is the future of smartphones finally about to unfold? samsung's flagship gadget goes on sale after months of delays caused by broken screens
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a warm welcome to the programme, briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. and you can be part of the conversation. today we're looking at new research from consumer champion which? into suspicious five—star ratings on the world's biggest travel website. tripadvisor say they're very aggressive in catching fake reviews but the question remains: can you trust the online reviews of the hotel you're looking to book? tell us what you think. a bill designed to rule out a no—deal brexit without parliamentary approval will today complete its final stages in the house of lords, the upper chamber of the british parliament. the bill will then return
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to the commons and could become law on monday. prime minister, boris johnson, hopes that this will be enough to persuade the labour opposition to support his plan for a snap general election. but after suffering setback after setback in the last couple of days, he seems to be on the back foot. our political correspondent, jessica parker, reports. thank jessica parker, reports. goodness it is friday, that might thank goodness it is friday, that might be what borisjohnson is thinking after what happened this week. yesterday, his own brother announced he was quitting as a minister and announced he was quitting as a ministerand mp, announced he was quitting as a minister and mp, torn between family loyalty a nd minister and mp, torn between family loyalty and the national interest. minister and mp, torn between family loyalty and the national interestli have loyalty and the national interest.” have worked under free governments and it is time to move on.” have worked under free governments and it is time to move on. i have to get to work. reporter: you completely at odd with your brother?
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the prime minister made a speech where he seemed distracted. then, one of the police trainees behind him, apparently feeling faint, had to sit down. but it did deliver a clear message when asked about the idea about asking for an extension. i would rather be dead in a ditch. we should decide who you want to be at that crucial summit on october 17. do you wantjeremy corbyn going there with his plan to extend and delay and keepers in the eu forever ina day delay and keepers in the eu forever in a day or do you want to settle this thing, bring us together and deliver on the mandate of the people? that is what i would do. deliver on the mandate of the people? that is what i would dom has been a bruising few days. successive defeats, losing his parliamentary majority. today he heads to scotland pledging more cash to farmers. perhaps it will be seen asa to farmers. perhaps it will be seen as a man in campaign mode for a snap
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election mps have not approved but set to be asked again on monday. jessica parker, bbc news. i will give you a sneak preview of what we will be doing next but first, monday is the next big boats in the house of commons. if as expected the law to block a no deal brexit has been passed, mps will vote again on whether to hold an early general election. the prime minister needs the support of two thirds of mps to go to the polls. will he get it this time? here's our deputy political editor john pienaar on what's likely to happen next. so where do the rival camps agree? trust me — this won't take long. all sides want an election to try to break the deadlock, and that's where the agreement ends. the argument now is about timing, and in there, the parties and the factions within parties are trying to thrash out exactly when this election might take place.
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down in the lords, peers are grinding through legislation to ban no—deal, maybe force borisjohnson to go to brussels and accept another brexit extension, something he has sworn he will never do. it could pass into law by monday, so on monday in the commons, the government will try to get approval for a 15 october election. if they try the same thing as last night, it would need 434 mps, that's two thirds of them, to say yes. and since last night, it has been clear the government doesn't have the numbers. but borisjohnson has pledged 31 october will be the day we leave. so he is goading his opponents — let the people choose a prime minister to decide, brexit or no brexit, deal or no deal. and the commons could say, "no, have an election, but only after we extend brexit." they could defeat the government again. how else to get an election? well, frankly, it gets messy. borisjohnson is in office, but not in control. his opponents say he is a liar.
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he could get an election and then move the date ‘til after britain leaves on 31 october. other options? they're limited, and messy. he could try to pass a law to suspend parliament's mandatory five—year term. only then labour, the snp, the lib dems, the whole alliance, might try to take control and set a date he doesn't like. any way borisjohnson can win? well, it sounds surreal, but some say the government might try to pass a vote of no confidence in itself. if that leads to paralysis, it could lead to an election to sort it out — unless it doesn't. another election could end in deadlock again. you're looking for a clear solution? sorry, there isn't one. let's talk about all that with our guest this morning. lawrence gosling is editor—in—chief of what investment. no clear solution but, of course,
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time is ticking on at the same time. investment is installing, business have to make decisions. we have heard a repeat from the last couple of months, a lack of certainty. we have a 31st of october date and hopefully on monday we will get the date of the general election so, again, whether it is in dover or most likely in november, it gives the community, the business community something. a bit more stability as we go through the imaginations. ——in october. the reason more certainty on the key dates emerging and that is what the business community want but, ultimately, whether it is a hard no deal or whatever the other variation is, most businesses do not know what environment they will be on in. --
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working in. businesses are having to stop and prepare —— stockpile and prepare. they still have customers. they still have inventory and want to be trading come the first of november. mark carney, the governor of the bank of england, saying the economy is grinding to a halt. no growth and the continued uncertainty for businesses and consumers, is in danger of paralysing the economy and we need more clarity in the next few weeks to push this forward.” we need more clarity in the next few weeks to push this forward. i wonder whether we will get some on monday. we will speak later when we look at the papers. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news: pope francis has met the president of mozambique on the first full day of his visit to three southern african nations. speaking afterwards,
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the pope said he hoped the recent peace accord that formally ended years of civil war would bring about permanent reconciliation. he will go on to madagascar and mauritius. the us defence secretary, mark esper, is urging european countries to repatriate foreign isis fighters and their families, rather than leave them detained in syria. mr esper is due to meet uk defence secretary ben wallace in london. mr wallace has supported revoking the uk citizenship of some foreign fighters and their families. the us special envoy for the middle east, jason greenblatt, has said that he's stepping down from his post. his resignation is likely to raise questions about the viability of an israeli palestinian peace plan that he had been crafting with president trump's son—in—law, jared kushner. the details of which have yet to be revealed. the american rapper, nicki minaj, has announced her retirement from the music industry. the star — famous for hits
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like anaconda and starships — announced the news on twitter. she told fans she had decided to retire in order to have a family. it's not clear whether minaj plans to take a temporary or permanent break. hurricane dorian is making its way up the east coast of america, with storm warnings in place for the states of north and southcarolina. it's already brought devastation to the bahamas, with 30 deaths confirmed so far. the worst damage has been on the abaco islands, where it's estimated 70,000 people need aid. tim allman reports. oh, my gosh, things are blowing up there... slowly, relentlessly, hurricane dorian continues to move up hurricane dorian continues to move up america's seaboard. this is
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charleston, south carolina, underwater. a deluge of rain turning one of the city's and street into a river. —— main streets. high winds lead to isolated tornadoes. no—one here is underestimating the potential danger. hurricane dorian is ready to unleash its fury on our state. the storm has regained strength, it is serious, and it can be deadly. they do not need to be told that in the bahamas where dorian has already caused what has been described as unimaginable destruction. there were said ireland, grand abaco, is said to be uninhabitable. the country ‘s health minister seth the final death toll will be staggering. the wind had us
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fearing for our life. it was just horrific. with all the bodies laying around, i feel that the horrific. with all the bodies laying around, ifeel that the lord has turned his back on the beautiful island of abaco. rescue is on the way. this is dorian a scene from the international space station. the giant storm moves on, the danger is not over yet. tim allman, bbc news. a us woman has been charged with human trafficking in the philippines after she allegedly attempted to smuggle a newborn baby out of the country. jennifer talbot, who is 43, was filmed on cctv going through security at ninoy aquino international airport in manila on wednesday. a six—day—old boy was reportedly found in her carry—on bag as she attempted to board
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a plane to the us. the authorities allege that ms talbot did not declare the baby to immigration officials and that she intended to "conceal and sneak the baby out". if found guilty, she could face life in prison. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: serena williams is through to the us open final, and another chance to equal the all—time grand slam record. she received a nobel peace prize for her work with the poor and the dying in india's slums. the head of the catholic church said mother teresa was "a wonderful example of how to help people in need." we have to identify the bodies, then arrange the coffins and take them back home. parents are waiting and wives are waiting. hostages appeared, some carried, some running,
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trying to escape the nightmare behind them. britain lost a princess today, described by all to whom she reached out as irreplaceable. an early morning car crash in a paris underpass ended a life with more than its share of pain and courage, warmth and compassion. you're watching the briefing. 0ur headlines: the british prime minister borisjohnson has said he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than ask the european union for another delay to brexit. hurricane dorian is making its way up the east coast of the united states,
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with weather warnings in place. a relief operation is under way in the bahamas — where the storm brought devastation. it has become known as revenge porn when former partners post sexually explicit images without consent. a londoner is campaigning to protect the rights of victims who she says are not being safeguarded by law. this investigation by gem o'reilly begins with the testimony of a woman — who wants to remain anonymous— she says compromising images of her have not been taken down despite several attempts. i really don't think i'll ever get these images down from the internet. and ijust... i'm sorry to my husband. but i'm sorry to my children. but when they get older, u nfortu nately, children. but when they get older, unfortunately, the going to be images of the mother out there. this
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woman doesn't want to be identified. but on a graphic images of her went viral after they were posted online without her permission. she was of some of revenge porn was up were former partners post such that exquisite material after the end of a relationship without consent. and it's not an isolated case. kate, a campaigner, is helping others who suffered a similar experience. friend of mine had her account hacked, so she had videos and photos stored on the phone and she had a couple of messages on twitter telling her that she was on a porn site. she didn't know these videos we re site. she didn't know these videos were from a really, really long time ago. and i thought the current revengeful laws that we put in place that we put into thousand 15, how is this website allowed to host this content without her permission? this isa content without her permission? this is a large platform for this type of fog fevers up we have evidence of
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several cases fog fevers up we have evidence of several cases were fog fevers up we have evidence of several cases were despite attempt to have the content removed, the videos ever made online. how are you? i'm all right. kate is visiting an expert who believes the law needs to be amended. technology is or is changing and improving on the tech companies need to make sure the technologies being used to ensure their platforms are diffused in this way was up the law doesn't hold websites to account for such material. in a statement, the website said... there are investigation we have found that categories inviting such material do exist on the website. and in this woman's case, the site did takea and in this woman's case, the site did take a video down initially but the same material has been uploaded back onto the side thought i was. they can host a profit from this kind of material without permission or consent from people in the
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videos. kate is vacant with her mp to change as the law. it could happen to you, —— your children, your friends, anyone you happen to you, —— your children, yourfriends, anyone you care happen to you, —— your children, your friends, anyone you care about. please, please, write your mp because with another voices speaking out about this we really can make a change. kate is determined that she won't give up until the law was changed to protect victims of revenge porn. i do think they are to stand the emotional trauma that these women are going through. i really don't, and think anything they got in place at the moment isn't working. we know first hand this is working. therefore i think it's time for the uk government to step in and start regulating this massive industry. because clearly, they not it themselves. for me to be there ina they not it themselves. for me to be there in a position of sexually exposed, for me, one minute 30 seconds is life changing.
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gem o'reilly with that report. here's our briefing on some of the key events happening now it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello i'm tulsen tollett and this is your friday sport briefing where we start with tennis and the news that serena williams bid for a 24th grand slam singles title remains alive as she eased into the us open final in new york. after struggling to hold her opening service game against the ukraininan 5th seed elina svitolina, the american, a six—time winer of this tournament then went into overdrive and ran away with it in an hour and ten minutes for a 6—3, 6—1 win. there were a host of euro 2020 football qualifiers on thursday with spain making it a perfect five from five to start their group f campaign as they beat romania 2—i in bucharest, while italy also maintained their 100% start in groupj with a 3—1 win in armenia, despite trailing early on as andrea belotti scored twice, and in dublin a late
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david mcgoldrick goal helped the republic of ireland draw i—i against switzerland in group d. australia's steve smith was once against the star of the show on day two of the fourth ashes test against england as he notched a double century at old trafford. his third century of the series took his tally of runs to 584 and average to over 194, all despite having missed the third test because of concussion. tim paine delared his side's innings at 497 for 8 with joe denly the only wicket to fall as england are set to resume shortly on 23 for 1. i'mjust i'm just playing the game. trying to represent australia to the best of my ability and byjobs to score runs unfortunately, this series of unable to do that and help the team and get them in to a good position.
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the men's semi—finals at the us open head out later in new york. three time champion rafael nadal remains on course to claim a 19th grand slam singles title which would place him just one short of roger federer. the 33 year old spaniard will face italy's matteo berrettini while in the other last four clash 5th seed daniil medvedev faces grigor dimitrov. the european championship qualifiers continue on friday with the pick seeing the netherlands travel to play germany in hamburg. the dutch sit third in group c having played just two games but will be intent on getting something out of this match so as to not lose touch with germany and northern ireland at the top. there's pressure, this applies for the dutch national team as well as a german national devils of the pressure might be more in oz from the outside will give a loss result was a winner we are behind but i'm still convinced that we can make a good step with a good result. slovenia's primoz roglic still leads by almost two minutes
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heading into friday's hilly 166.4km stage 13 of the vuelta a espana. 37 year old phillipe gilbert won his first grand tour stage for four years when the belgian took stage 12, narrowly holding off his nearest challengers by three seconds. but in the general classification standings it's as you were with roglic still in front with nine stages remaining. speed climber marcin dziensk proved he is officially faster than an elevator by sprinting up a wall in just over 12 seconds to beat the machine to the top of the building. the polish athlete went up against the elevator as they raced up the 0lympic centre in warsaw. under the night sky the 26—year—old, who says he trains everyday, sprinted up a specially constructed 23—meter climbing wall to the sixth floor. you can get all the latest sports news including the start of the 100th nfl season at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me tulsen tollett, and the rest of the team,
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that is your friday sport briefing. as much of the world's population grows older — the consequences of that longevity can be stark. 70 williams will be the canadian opponent in the final, it is going to bea opponent in the final, it is going to be a clash of the generations because a canadian was born nine months after williams won her first us open title, back in 1999 stop ——. 0ne impact is the increasing number of people diagnosed with dementia. caring for those suffering from that illness can be difficult — but in the canadian province of british columbia they are trying a somewhat different approach — as the bbc‘s sylvia lennan—spence explains. they call it the village. there is a general store, as long, and even a local cafe. but this is not quite
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what it seems. the entire place as purpose—built as a home for those suffering with dementia. if you look at previous models of care, the focus much more on the hospital like setting and when you think about it, no—one wants to live out the rest of their life in a hospital setting so it's really bringing that homelike setting to the long—term—care sector. the seven acre site is surrounded by fencing, so residents can walk around freely. reassuring news for the daughter of a new arrival. i it's going to be very critical to encourage our mother to get out of just critical to encourage our mother to get out ofjust sitting somewhere, being bored most of the time. and getting out of doing things that she really enjoys. around 12 people can live in each home, the cheapest accommodation starting at all than 7000 canadian dollars a month. so this isn't cheap the people behind it so they want to create not just a ca re it so they want to create not just a care home but a community. a chance for a little independence and that a
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lie. -- in for a little independence and that a lie. —— in later life. let us know what you think about that. check in with what we're doing in terms of other news, happening a bit later today, first, in a few hours time we will find out whether an anti brexit activist legal attempt to stop the suspension of the british parliament will get a judicial review. whether joined by the former british minister, sirjohn major, in bringing the case. later on, but francis continues his eastern africa tour, living was a big for madagascar. survey schnitzer hoping people ‘s shyness bothered on the islands environmental concerns will stop after that we will see the latest jobs report, all stop after that we will see the latestjobs report, all the data coming out in the us labour department was earlier, unofficial reports this week have suggested positive news in the midst of physician fears. —— recession.
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stay with me on bbc news, i'll be back with the business briefing in just a few moments. more on the launch on the foldable phone from samsung, get in touch with us on twitter. hello there. this week has been very changeable, up—and—down temperatures, one day sunny, the next day windy and wet. friday day windy and wet. looks like being one of those u nsu btle friday looks like being one of those unsubtle days, they still owe pressure, will have a band of rain spreading south, it will be windier and it was on thursday. low pressure to the north of scotland, and the windy conditions, you can see the isobars close together on the rent and will continue to move its way south at his wits was of a conference are behind it, will introduce cooler air. that'll be visitor positive uk on friday morning, sinking into central and southern areas morning, sinking into central and southern areas as we morning, sinking into central and southern areas as we head to the afternoon, saran, but it brightens up afternoon, saran, but it brightens up quite nicely but i did, that if
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sunshine but blustery showers, some of them heavier than northwest. there's wenzel make it feel cooler. 14 to 17. that clears away on friday evening and overnight it will be clearer, a few showers around, across is an clearer, a few showers around, across is an error vs clearer, a few showers around, across is an error ‘s stay quite windy. elsewhere the wind was not a full light with the cool air in place, clear skies. it full light with the cool air in place, clearskies. it will turn quite chilly. for the weekend, it's not looking that bad. have a ridge of high pressure, building in for both day and sunday. we should see a lot of dry weather with plenty of sunshine. saturday starts of chile, still one or two showers across east areas, the wind, coming down little, elsewhere those beans will be lighter, so spells and an isolated shower here or there. a bit if ever the cloud, too, but on the whole, many drivers do temperjust raining from the mid to high teens. many could see 20 degrees in the warmer spots in the south or stop a ridge
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of high pressure still with us into sunday, lighter winds for all is well, it does mean sunday was not very chilly indeed. up and other country. what it should be barred with the d of sunshine, fairweather cloud building through the afternoon. this fund could just encroach into the north—west corner of the country, being thicker cloud for northern ireland and western scotla nd for northern ireland and western scotland and elsewhere. further the cloud building but it should stay larger dry, after a chilly start, temperatures range from 15 to 19 degrees in the south. it goes downhill as best i into the new working week, another system spreading south—east with bringing outbreaks of red, strong winds, too. -- rain.
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this is the business briefing. i'm victoria fritz. is the future of smartphones finally about to unfold? samsung's flagship gadget goes on sale after months of delays caused by broken screens plus — sharing the love. facebook promises real relationships, as it launches its dating service in the us, to take on the likes of tinder and on the markets — global stocks advance, with wall street cruising to one—month highs, amid optimism of thawing tensions between the us and china.

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