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this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top story: the eyes to the right, 293, the noes to the left, 46. britain's mps defy borisjohnson — again blocking his call for a snap general election. within hours, parliament was suspended — prompting an angry response. this parliament is accordingly prorogued. hopes for another trump—kim meeting. north korea says it's willing to take part in "comprehensive" talks on denuclearisation with the us. and two years after hundreds of thousands of rohingyas were driven out of myanmar, all traces of where they lived are being erased from the landscape.
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we have a special report. hitting the brakes! bmw tells the bbc that workers at its mini plant in the uk could see their shifts cut in the event of a no—deal brexit. a warm welcome to the programme, briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business, and sport. also in the programme: google search, gmail, google maps, googledocs, youtube — could you live without it? should its "wings be clipped"? that's the view of 50 states and territories in the us who have launched an investigation into google‘s reach. tell us what you think —
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just use the hashtag bbcthebriefing. in another day and night of high drama, the british parliament has again rejected the prime minister's call for a snap general election. it's the sixth defeat for borisjohnson in a little over a week. in a fiery final debate before parliament is controversially suspended for five weeks, mrjohnson insisted that he would not ask the eu for an extension to the date of brexit, in spite of a law passed by mps compelling him to do so. jessica parker reports. the leader of the opposition cannot lead... this parliamentary session, which has seen its fair share of feuding, ended in acrimony in the early hours of this morning was of a number of mps temporarily tried to
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stop the speaker from leaving the commons. some of them holding up signs saying "silenced". and john bercow made it clear how he felt about the five week suspension of parliament. i'm perfectly happy, as i've advised others, to play my part. but i do want to make the point that this is not a standard or normal prorogation. it is... i don't require any assistance from you, mr stevenson. you wouldn't have the foggiest idea where to start in seeking to counsel me on this. they require no response from you stop i require no response from you stop i require no response from you stop i require no response from you. then as conservative mps left the chamber to ta ke as conservative mps left the chamber to take part in the ongoing proceedings, cries of "shame" rang out from opposition benches. applause .it applause . it all followed a final and fiery
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debate on the government's call for a snap election in middle over. the house again did not support the move and boris johnson, house again did not support the move and borisjohnson, again, made clear his view about the prospect of a delay to brexit. no matter how many devices this parliaments invents to timea hands, devices this parliaments invents to time a hands, i drive, mr speaker, to getan time a hands, i drive, mr speaker, to get an agreement in the national interest is —— i will try. to get an agreement in the national interest is -- i will try. i hope the prime minister will reflect on the prime minister will reflect on theissue the prime minister will reflect on the issue of prorogation and shutting down parliament to avoid a government being held to account. because that is exactly what he has done today and proposes to do to this country. now conference season looms, with mps due back in westminster on the 14th of october. a queen's speech then may spell the start of a new session, but the old and very deep divisions will likely
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still be there. physical parker, bbc news. surely in the programme we will unpack further all of what this means in the next five weeks while parliament is suspended, et cetera, that conversation coming up in a moment. —— jessica parker. that conversation coming up in a moment. ——jessica parker. let us tell you what is happening in north korea. it has fired two unidentified projectiles, just hours after expressing a willingness to resume nuclear talks with the united states. south korea's joint chief of staff said they were launched in an easterly direction into the sea. if confirmed, it would be the north's tenth missile launch since may. let's go live to the south korean capital seoul and join the bbc‘s laura bicker. what more can you tell us is yellow the south korean military are still analysing exactly what kind of
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launch it is. we believe it is short—range missiles. whether they are ballistic we will have to wait and see. as you say, this will be the 10th launch in just a few months by north korea. when it comes to those launches these weapons that they have been testing appear to be new types of ballistic missiles capable of flying low, capable of playing at very fast speeds, and capable of avoiding radar. but this one camejust capable of avoiding radar. but this one came just six hours after the vice foreign minister of north korea issued a statement through north korean state media saying that pyongyang was ready, once again, for talks with washington. the first offer of concrete talks from north korea that we have seen since the breakdown of that summit between donald trump and kim jong—un breakdown of that summit between donald trump and kimjong—un in hanoi in february. so why launch missiles? when it comes to launching missiles? when it comes to launching missiles north korea often do it to punctuate either their request or their demand. and it seems that
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certainly with these it could well be that north korea has punctuated its call for talks with, indeed, another two short range missile launchers. and, of course, we have not yet heard a response from washington to this expression of willingness for new talks. what you think the reaction be when the day wa kes think the reaction be when the day wakes up there in washington? well, sally, there are two key things from this off of talk. first of all, the timing, they talked about late september. that is when the united nations general assembly meets in new york. there is much speculation here that they could be the time, that could be the place for these talks. that would have to be decided between washington and john young. secondly what pyongyang is saying is not an unconditional offer of talks. it is saying we are now prepared to sit down and talk. are going to offer a time, we are going to offer a place, but we do not want the same
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deal that you offered us in february in hanoi. we want something different. there is a condition to these talks. what washington has to consider is what kind of concessions it may be willing to offer. in terms of denuclearisation and in terms of sanctions. all right, thank you. we will speak to you soon. laura bicker in seoulfor us. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. dutch police say three people have been shot dead in their home in the southern city of dordrecht, near rotterdam. a fourth is seriously injured. an unconfirmed report says a policeman targeted members of his family before killing himself. emergency workers have now rescued all four sailors who'd been trapped on a huge cargo ship for a day and a half off the us state of georgia. 20 people had already been take off the golden ray after it capsized near the port of brunswick with a cargo of 4,000 cars — and then caught fire. pope francis has held mass in front
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of more than 100,000 people on the indian ocean island mauritius. the mass took place on a terraced hill side overlooking the capital port lewis. mauritius was the last stop on his three nation africa tour. he also visited madagascar and mozambique. let's have more on our main story today, the suspension of the british parliament after a long day and night of debate — and another defeat for prime minister boris johnson who asked for a general election. with me is geraint anderson who is an ex—city of london stock broker and author of city boy, as which he is also known as a newspaper columnist. nice to see you again. give us your take. we have parliament suspended
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for five weeks. so we won't be looking inside the building for five weeks. it seems we have been analysing every twist and turn within four days and days. 14th october they return. a lot to do between now and then. absolutely. what has happened as we have become a bit numb at the moment over every bit of brexiteers. every something incredibly crazy that normally we wouldn't see every year, perhaps, but every day we are seeing something happening. this time it is the brokman of parliament. when you would take place. we also knew that the general election would be refused. now we're onto conference season, perhaps more quiet time regarding brexit. i got the feeling that it will still be the topic of conversation for the next five weeks. certainly for the politicians in all parties. they have a lot to do in terms of conference season. they will be preparing for a general
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election, because it is coming, if it is not coming before october 31. the prime minister says he is now getting down to negotiating a deal. that is what he is telling us. yes, we're sceptical about that. amber rudd suggested 90% of their efforts we re rudd suggested 90% of their efforts were going to was preparing for a no deal. i believe there are only about four. the former work and pensions secretary. likewise, there are only four negotiators actually left. so it looks to me that although they are claiming there for some kind of deal that may not be entirely true. what the tory party will be doing, i suspect, is working out a nice queen's speech that will effectively be dangling lots of nice goodies for the election in about a month after that or two months after that. all right, thank you for that. geraint anderson will return. we have news briefing a little later. that story does feature, as you would expect.
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we have others, including google. i would like to get your comments on that. keep them coming. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: diving deep. an american adventurer becomes the first person to descend to the bottom of all five of earth's oceans. george w bush: freedom itself was attacked this morning, and freedom will be defended. the united states will hunt down and punish those responsible. bishop tutu now becomes spiritual leader of 100,000 anglicans here, of the blacks in soweto township, as well as the whites in their rich suburbs. we say to you today in a loud and a clear voice "enough of blood and tears. enough!"
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translation: the difficult decision we reached together was one that required great and exceptional courage. it's an exodus of up to 60,000 people caused by the uneven pace of political change in eastern europe. iam free! this is bbc world news. the latest headlines: mps have defeated the british government's call for a general election — parliament's now been controversially suspended for more than a month. authorities in the bahamas have defended their response to hurricane dorian. aid still hasn't reached tens of thousands in the worst—hit areas.
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two years after more than 700,000 muslim rohingyas fled from a savage military operation, they remain stuck in overcrowded camps in bangladesh. a second attempt to start repatriating the refugees failed last month when none of the 3,500 rohingyas selected would agree to go, citing fears for their safety. the government of myanmar says it is committed to bringing them back. however, our correspondent jonathan head was able to find evidence that, far from welcoming the rohingyas back, the authorities in rakhine state have been erasing all trace of their villages. the border post in northern rakhine state. an immigration officer shows us lists of the rohingya
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refugees his government had approved last month. they want the world to understand how ready they are to have at least some of them back, though so far, they've had no takers. well, we've been allowed to come right up here to the border with bangladesh, and it's through these rusting gates that myanmar officials say they were expecting hundreds, even thousands, of rohingya refugees to come under the latest repatriation scheme. but of course, without any promises of citizenship, without any real investigation into the abuses they suffered, and most of all, without any reassurances about what kind of future they have, we know that at the moment none of the rohingyas over there on that side of the border are willing to make this crossing. if significant numbers of rohingya refugees do decide to come back, this is where they're likely to spend at least their first two months. it is a transit camp, and as you can see, it would be
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pretty basic living. it's also fenced in, with watchtowers and armed police, and it's unlikely they'll be free to come and go. but most of them will not be able to go back to their villages, because they've notjust been destroyed by the violence of two years ago, but they've continued to be demolished even since then. in fact, this very camp is built on the site of what was an intact rohingya village that was then bulldozed. satellite images show two relatively undamaged settlements at the end of 2017, which within a few months are flattened to make way for the transit camp. yet the camp administrator seems unaware of this. why did you destroy the village, the muslim village that was here, to build this camp? "there's no village in this area," he said. "there are no villages where we built the camp." two years ago, at the height of the military campaign against the rohingyas, i was able to film a muslim neighbourhood called myo thu gyi, which had just been burnt. today, on exactly the same stretch
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of road, there's a newly constructed government complex instead. myo thu gyi has completely vanished. we were also shown a relocation camp where returning refugees are expected to live, closely monitored by the security forces. there is a large new police barracks close by. here, two satellite images show that a rohingya village was demolished to make way for it. well, this is perhaps the strangest part of this tightly controlled government trip. they've brought us to a village called inn din, which is notorious for a massacre of ten muslim men in september 2017, and for which two reuters journalists went to prison after investigating it. now, they've brought us here showing us scenes of ordinary life to stress that it is all peaceful and harmonious now with the non—muslim population. but if you come over here, behind this barbed wire fence is where the muslims used to live. there's no trace of them now. they've constructed some kind of government barracks behind there, and it's quite clear
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that the muslims are never coming back here. jonathan, how sincere do you think myanmar are jonathan, how sincere do you think myanmarare in jonathan, how sincere do you think myanmar are in receiving back these rohingya muslims? it is worth remembering at the time that the military operation was launched against them, they said they were addressing unfinished business left over from the second world war when he said they believe the recognition is had come in legally and taken land. —— rohingya muslims. that is the outlook in general. they want the outlook in general. they want the world to see the making preparations to receive them back because there is pressure from bangladesh and there are moves to put possible charges of war crimes against the myanmar military for
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what they did but the fact that we saw, they are systematically erasing rohingyas villages, they know they won't come if they can't get back to their villages and they are preparing these guarded relocation camps. there is a worry among the re— hinges that if they do come back, they will simply end up being held in these camps. remember there are 130 thousand rohingya muslims stuck in these camps who hadn't been able to fled to bangladesh. they might be sincere about accepting some back but it was clear from what i saw that they are not ready to allow significant numbers of rohingyas to come back and resume the lies they left two years ago. —— the lies they left two years ago. —— the lives. looking at a sport now.
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in group c, the netherlands were 4—0 winners in a stoner leaving them third and four points at the top pink lady game —— having played a game. belgium made it six out of six with a 4—0 when of their own over scotland. they are now second from bottom. afghanistan's rashid khan became the youngest captain to win a test as his side beat bangladesh to record their second win in their third test match. the 20—year—old took 11 wickets and scored a first—innings half century as the visitors won the one off test by by 224 runs in chattogram. afghanistan who were awarded test status in 2017 have also beaten ireland and now become the the joint—quickest nation
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to reach two test wins after australia managed the feat back in 1879. denmark's jakob fulsang won stage 16 of the vuelta a espana on monday — the first grand tour stage win of his career. the 34—year—old broke free to win it by 22 seconds ahead of britain's tayo geoghegan hart. slovenia's primoz roglic extended his overall lead to almost three minutes with five stages remaining including sunday's106.6km ride to madrid, although tuesday is a rest day. there are seven more european championship qualifying matches on tuesday night. england will be hoping to maintain their one hundred per cent record in group a. they're taking on second place kosovo in southampton whose manager has been explaining his tactics. ina in a crazy game it is go! go! go!
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great go! it is preparation for a goalfor us. it is great go! it is preparation for a goal for us. it is for great go! it is preparation for a goalfor us. it is for me, crazy. it is the same for me. cristiano ronaldo and his portugal team will be full of confidence after securing their first win in group b on saturday. they trail leaders ukraine by eight points and will be hoping to cut that gap by beating lithuania. holders new zealand have arrived in japan ahead of their rugby world cup defence. the all blacks have won the last two editions of the tournament and face south africa in their opening pool b match on saturday the 21st of september in yokohama. after the first week of the new nfl season, perhaps the biggest stir on social media was caused by odell beckham jr's new watch. —— you can get all the latest sports news at our website. but from me tulsen tollett and the rest of the team, that is your tuesday sport
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briefing. the american adventurer victor vescovo has become the first person to visit the deepest places in all five of earth's oceans. his final dive, conducted in a prototype submersible, was made to the bottom of the arctic ocean's molloy trench — a depth of 5.5km. he'd already reached the floor of the pacific, indian, southern and atlantic oceans. andy moore reports. he has already climbed the highest peaks on seven continents. now he has reached the deepest spot in five oceans. you put your mind to it and you get the right people working with you, almost anything is possible. the final leg of the five deeps expedition took him in his support ship to a location deep inside the arctic circle. his submarine limiting factor went down toa submarine limiting factor went down to a place no human has ever been to
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before. surface, this is the lf, the lf has landed, the lf has landed, at bottom. roger that, we will go for a release. earlier this year, he dived the deepest spot on the planet, the mariana trench, nearly 11 kilometres down. his 12 time sub— has a call especially built to withstand huge pressures . especially built to withstand huge pressures. does make has a call. he has plunged much of his own wealth in the endeavour. at bottom. applause. it was like being on the moon but a wet version of it. they we re moon but a wet version of it. they were small critters here and there, slight undulations. even at these incredible depths. there was evidence of human activity. this huge pyramid shaped —— object is a plastic bag. but there was also evidence of amazing marine animals was to some of them new species. well done, team! unsurprisingly, having explored some of the most
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inaccessible places on earth, victor vasco though is now setting sides on his next frontier, space. andy moore, bbc news. we are going to talk about google today because 50 states and territories have launched a competition probe into how google operates. we are asking today, can you live without it? should its wings be clipped as a company? many have been in touch. you can see the story online of gospel. we have heard from many around the world for. kathleen boyce around in new mexico is closing her gmail account, she doesn't support monopolies like google, amazon, walmart. someone in jamaica says he doesn't think companies should be punished for being successful. so many more comments. i will see you soon.
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hello. monday wasn't the most sparkling of sta rts monday wasn't the most sparkling of starts to a new working week. it was cloudy and for many of us, wet. also on the chilly side, too. a significant improvement for tuesday. with sunshine, it will feel the sun does make one. —— warm. cloudy and murky first thing with dense patches particularly for the midlands but it should left and things will brighten as we head into the afternoon was not decent sunshine and feeling warmer with temperatures up to 20 degrees. northern ireland already starting to see strengthening winds and some rain arriving in the
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afternoon. this is the remnants of ex— hurricane dorian. lois neri — nowhere near hurricane strength as it makes its way into the uk but it will make for a very windy night especially in the northway gusts could touch 50, 55 mph. the centre of the low status to the north on wednesday and the weather fronts slide across, not bringing especially heavy rain and it will move therapeutic leave. then there isa move therapeutic leave. then there is a sunshine left for the majority of the second half of the day. showers being carried into the west on the wind that it is the strength of the wind that is noticeable. these are the gust strengths, widely in their 30s these are the gust strengths, widely in their30s and these are the gust strengths, widely in their 30s and perhaps even 45 in the north and west of scotland. perhaps even strong enough to cause some disruption but still in a much warmer regime then we started off the week. then we look further ahead towards thursday and another little low runs across. this is the
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re m na nts of low runs across. this is the remnants of tropical storm gabrielle. it was once a tropical storm that we are picking up these measures. it is pulling up very warm, humid airfrom the tropics measures. it is pulling up very warm, humid air from the tropics so from thursday, ten shall for quite heavy rain for northern ireland, southern scotland and northern england to the south, the temperatures get a real kick and the humidity. after 23 degrees in the south—east and once we start to pull in the warmerair, south—east and once we start to pull in the warmer air, it looks like we will continue to migrate north along with the building area of high pressure for the end of the week and on into the weekend. friday, saturday, sunday, find weather extending north and it should get warmer, too.
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this is the business briefing, i'm sally bundock. hitting the brakes. bmw tells the bbc that workers at its mini plant in the uk could see their shifts cut in the event of a no—deal brexit. and a group of 50 states and territories in the us have launched an investigation into google's dominance of the online advertising market. and financial markets are mixed is asia following a flat close on wall street, with investors now looking ahead to central bank action


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