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you're watching bbc news at 9 with me, carrie gracie. the headlines. borisjohnson meets the eu commission president later. the government says an agreement can be reached but if not, it insists it won't delay brexit. let's hope we have some more constructive talks. we've got the october council in sight on the 17th and 18th of october and there's a deal to be done but the eu have got to want it. the eu have got to move as well. oil prices surge after drone attacks on saudi arabian plants knocked out 5% of global supply. universities should be legally bound to provide mental health support to students, according to a former health minister. high—profile celebrities pledge not to publish abuse they receive
on social media, after research suggests that publicising offensive comments plays into the hands of so—called trolls. and coming up in our sports bulletin, europe wins the last three singles matches to seal a sensational solheim cup victory over the united states at gleneagles. good morning and welcome to the bbc news at 9. borisjohnson will hold his first face—to—face talks with the president of the european commission, jean—claude juncker, this lunchtime. the prime minister says he's "cautiously optimistic" ahead of the talks, but has made clear that he'll reject any offer to delay brexit further. that meeting, which takes
place in luxembourg, marks the start of a busy week for the prime minister. on tuesday, all eyes will be on the supreme court as 11 justices examine whether the government's suspension of parliament is lawful. and then on wednesday, the european parliament in strasbourg will discuss brexit. the foreign secretary, dominic raab has been speaking this morning and insists a "deal has to be done". but what we really need now is political will to get that landing zone of a deal. i think it is there to be done. let's hope we have some more constructive talks. we have got the october council within sight on the 17th and 18th of october. there is a deal to be done but the eu have got to want it. the eu have got to move as well. our correspondent adam fleming is in luxembourg where the prime minister's meeting with jean—claude juncker will take place. the incredible hulk goes to europe and they make him eat snails, what are the prospects for this meeting?
expectations are being played down on both sides and this is part of a process rather than a breakthrough moment. hopefully it is a nice, convivial lunch where constructive talks to merge but you never know. borisjohnson made talks to merge but you never know. boris johnson made his talks to merge but you never know. borisjohnson made his thinking clear ina borisjohnson made his thinking clear in a daily telegraph article, the kind of thing used to do regularly on a monday before he was prime minister. he said he passionately believes there is a revised brexit deal to be had and he is preparing to go to the next scheduled summit of eu leaders in brussels on the 17th of october to finalise it. if, and he says, if there could be progress in the next few days, which make me think that the brits have got something up their sleeve and there is going to bea their sleeve and there is going to be a spurt of activity in the talks in the next couple of days, because the eu is still crying out for a detailed written proposal for the uk's alternatives to the backstop thatis uk's alternatives to the backstop that is in the current withdrawal agreement. jean—claude juncker, the president of the european commission, and boris johnson's lunch partner today, not nearly as optimistic as the prime minister. he
gave an interview to german radio yesterday saying he was not sure there were alternative to the backstop available and he warned that time is really now getting very short indeed. lots more from you later in the morning, adam, but for now, thank you. our assistant political editor, norman smith, is in westminster. what is everyone in westminster making of the prime minister and foreign secretary's comments on their intention to reject the offer ofa their intention to reject the offer of a delay to an extension of article 50? i think there is a lot of head scratching going on about how this is going to be possible, given that mps have passed legislation in effect forcing mr johnson to go back to brussels to seek a delay if he can't get a deal. they are adamant, under no circumstances will mrjohnson asked for any further delay. my understanding is, they think the bill passed by mps has got legal flaws in it. in other words, it can be legally contested. more than that, they take the view that it
does not quite have all the implications that mps seem to believe, in other words, they seem to suggest it does not quite bind boris johnson's hands to suggest it does not quite bind borisjohnson‘s hands and force him to go cap in hand back to brussels. their view seems to be that no deal is very much still on the table and they want it on the table, notjust because it puts maximum pressure, they believe, on the eu to move on they believe, on the eu to move on the backstop, but also because it puts pressure on mps. their concern is, if mps think, "we don't have to worry about no deal, there will be a further delay", what happens is, they hunker down, go back into their case and stick with their original preferred option so some people just wait to press for another referendum, others will wait to press for revoking article 50, still others will just press for revoking article 50, still others willjust hang around hoping that another sort of deal, may be staying in the single market or customs union, might emerge. in other ways, —— in other words, customs union, might emerge. in otherways, —— in otherwords, it ta kes otherways, —— in otherwords, it takes the pressure off mps and that is important because if the eu don't believe boris johnson is important because if the eu don't believe borisjohnson can get a deal
through the house of commons, they are much more unlikely to move themselves. in a curious sort of way, keeping no deal up in the headlines is a way team johnson think will actually get a deal. so much to talk about, norman. picking up much to talk about, norman. picking up on the points that you make, obviously, then, in a way, jean—claude juncker is going obviously, then, in a way, jean—claudejuncker is going to be looking over borisjohnson‘s shoulder today to what happens in the supreme court tomorrow because that, as you have described, will affect how the eu sees the actual power in the prime minister's hands. i think that is true. one of their concerns has to be that boris johnson is actually in a worse position, it would seem, than theresa may because he has frittered away his majority. he is now effectively in a minority government. against that, i do think the ground has slightly shifted at westminster, so you find brexiteers just a little more willing, i think,
to consider a revised deal because they fear if not, the rebel alliance may well indeed engineer some sort of referendum or revoking article 50. likewise, the dup, who under theresa may, you know, just drew a thick red line and said, "we are not going to accept any sort of divide between northern ireland and the rest of the uk", yes, they still say that, but they haven't done so in quite the sort of uncompromising, bloodcurdling tones they did with theresa may, and crucially, amongst labourmps, we are theresa may, and crucially, amongst labour mps, we are beginning to see more of them thinking, "look, we really have to deliver on something. it may not be the ideal agreement". we had jack drove me last night, not really regarded as somebody in that kind of market, saying, "i could vote for a deal if it wasn't perfect". even though borisjohnson does not have a majority, i think at westminster, things are a bit more
fluid than they might seem. in that sense, he is actually perhaps in a better position than theresa may, even though he does not have the majority she had. thank you for that analysis at the start of what looks to be another epic week. we will talk to you later. oil prices have risen sharply as a result of saturday's attack on two saudi arabian facilities, which caused a big slow down in production. at the opening of the asian markets overnight, brent crude initially rose by nearly 20%. tweeting on sunday, president donald trump stopped short of directly accusing iran, but suggested possible military action once the perpetrator was known, saying the us was "locked and loaded". iran denies any involvement in the attacks. our business correspondent dominic o'connell is with me now. before we talk about the markets, what is the latest that saudi arabia is saying on the actual fire in the facilities? they have said that they haven't actually named iran as the perpetrator but they talk about the
houthi rebels from yemen. in terms of restoring production, they say they will get about a third backed by the end of the day which is much quicker than what people were talking about but we don't know yet about the restoration of full production. so half of saudi arabia's oil production has been disrupted. it appears most analysts think it will be a couple of weeks oi’ think it will be a couple of weeks or maybe a bit longer before it is com pletely or maybe a bit longer before it is completely restored which is why you had such a big spike in the oil prices. it has come back down, brent crude went up to $71 overnight and it's back down to $67 now and to put this in some kind of historic context, the number of vows taken out of the oil market, the proportion of the oil market that has gone is bigger than the first goalfor all has gone is bigger than the first goal for all the iranian revolution in 1979 when iran was the biggest apply to the west, it is bigger than that so that puts it in the context of previous or shock. we will come to the question of retribution or whatever in a moment but first the question of the security or otherwise of saudi infrastructure because i suppose if you are in the oil industry, you will now have to look at a risk premium. you certainly are if you look at a map,
the facility that was attacked was the facility that was attacked was the obvious one to attack. something like 46 different pipelines run into it and it is the key staging post and they call it stabilisation post for the whole of the saudi oil industry. it was the obvious one to attack and it is heavily guarded. lots of western workers there living in gated compounds. it's an obvious target for someone to go after saudi arabia and its oil production. i think questions will be asked as to how well protected it is and how well protected it can be in the future, given a lot of its pipelines just run across the desert and are very difficult to protect at all. looking at the jittery markets, another thing that gives them the jitters is the prospect of further conflagration in the middle east. we have seen problems with attacks on tankers in the gulf in the spring and early summer. president trump talking yesterday about the us being locked and loaded but we are waiting to see what the saudis want to do. how much is the threat of war and issuing all prices? it is a big issue and a lot of the commentary of
the night has been about this is not so the night has been about this is not so much about the disruption of supply causing the rising oil price but it is more of a reminder that a lot of the world's oil comes from a very u nsta ble lot of the world's oil comes from a very unstable region. one thing to note is that this is a bit different from previous oil shocks. normally the way it works is that there is an oil shock, oil prices go up but things might go into recession because of the pressure on us consumers but now the us has a lot of domestic oil production in shale oil and shale gas so the saudi arabian problem is not so big for the us economy as it once was but a big problem for china and asia. the us economy as it once was but a big problem for china and asialj was going to say, that is fascinating but we have run out of time. we will talk to you again later, though. a man will appear in court later, accused of murdering his 11—month—old son. za kari william bennett—eko was pulled out of the river irwell in radcliffe, greater manchester, by firefighters after reports that a child was in the water on wednesday. he was taken to hospital but died a short time later. zak eko is due to appear at manchester crown court.
the guardian newspaper has been criticised for publishing an editorial in which david cameron was accused of only ever feeling "privileged pain". yesterday, extracts of mr cameron's autobiography were published in which he praised the care his disabled son, ivan, received in the nhs before his death in 2009, aged six. the leader column, which has now been changed, said that if mr cameron had been trying to get help for a dying parent, rather than a dying child, he might have understood some of the damage his policies had done. a former health minister is calling for universities to be given a legal duty to provide support to students with mental health problems. norman lamb says figures he collected from more than 100 universities suggest that demand for help has gone up, but that some institutions are not spending significantly more. only 26 universities could answer questions about the average
or longest waiting times for counselling. mr lamb is calling for new minimum standards which can be legally enforced. our education editor branwenjeffreys has more. ceara thacker was just 19 when she took her life. her death, another tragedy raising questions about support for students. the inquest will hear about her attempts to get help. more students want support for mental health problems. new data suggests it could depend on where you study. 110 universities responded with information to a campaigning mp. only 26 knew the average or longest waiting times for counselling. in some universities, cambridge would be a good example, students will find a university that is really focusing on the data, analysing the scale of the problem, making sure they have a real handle on it, whereas in other places they don't even know how much they are spending.
they are not maintaining and monitoring data, not collecting the data, and in that way, i think students' experience is completely inconsistent across the country. universities say they already plan a voluntary mental health charter and need the nhs to provide more effective care for students. liverpool university said it was deeply saddened by ceara's death, and is working with the health service on changes. branwen jeffreys, bbc news. the uk's former chief scientist, professor sir david king, says he's scared by the speed at which the climate is changing in response to global warming. speaking to the bbc, he's called for the uk to advance its climate targets by ten years. i'm joined by our environment analyst roger harrabin. tell us more about what he had to say. the interesting thing for me is the use of the word scared. he and other leading scientists are coming
out now, talking about the way things are progressing on much more ofan things are progressing on much more of an emotional level. he spoke about hurricane dorian, which was moving at two miles per hour instead of the usual 10—15 mph, and dumping that vast volume of water. he talked about the ice melting in the arctic, at the top end of the scale, the antarctic sea ice melting at the top end of the scale, the heatwaves in france in the summer, which in some places were two celsius above the previous record, which has really astonished scientists, and then the fires across the southern hemisphere. he says when we look at these incidents, people say, "can you definitely prove that was caused by man—made global warming?" and of course, in many cases, we can't but he said it would be foolish to think that they weren't. this is what he told us. we never anticipated that the arctic sea ice would have virtually disappeared by 2018—2019. the net result is, around the world,
massive challenges. we're seeing extreme weather events just rolling out, year after year, with massive loss of life. rising sea levels, rising temperatures, changes in the weather patterns impacting on farmers and everyone. is this a scary scenario? of course it is. and how should we react as human beings to this scenario? we have to all pull together and understand the challenges and act to stop it. that is obviously a very strong message but as i said, there are some people who have doubts about it. greta thunberg, the climate campaigner, iam sure it. greta thunberg, the climate campaigner, i am sure would be relieved that people with the eminence of professor king are making these kind of remarks but other people, the world meteorological organisation, for instance, are saying that we have to be careful, we don't want to leave a generation of young people feeling anxious and depressed. except those
young people, obviously in many cases are already anxious and depressed by the prospect of climate damage, aren't they? so you wonder what is going to depress their might cheer them up, they might argue, those ones already depressed by it? this is a long—standing debate in science, whether or not to allow emotion to come in. there will be a group of scientists who say, no, we must stick absolutely rigidly to what we can know and scientifically prove and other scientists like sir david king coming out and saying, the world has not taken notice of that and we have got to make the world take notice so let's have more emotion in the communications. fascinating, thank you. the headlines on bbc news. borisjohnson meets the eu commission president later. the government says an agreement can be reached, but if not it insists it won't delay brexit. oil prices surge after drone attacks on saudi arabian plants knock out 5% of global supply. universities should be legally bound to provide mental health support to students, according to a former health minister.
good morning. here are your sports headlines. the solheim cup came down to the last putt on the last hole, and suzann pettersen sank it to win the trophy for europe for the first time in six years. a remarkable summer for england's cricketers ended with victory in the final ashes test, giving them a 2—2 series draw with australia. and watford punish a dreadful arsenal defence in the premier league, coming back from two goals down to force a draw. i'll be back with more on those stories after half—past. the former labour mp chuka umunna is expected to criticise jeremy corbyn today in his first speech as the liberal democrats foreign affairs spokesman. mr umunna, who joined the lib dems injune, will condemn mr corbyn‘s handling of anti—semitism in the party, and call him an "apologist" for russia. labour has said it's taking "decisive and robust action" against anti—semitism.
our political correspondent jonathan blake is in bournemouth where the conference is taking place. this speech by chuka umunna, what is he expected to say other than what i mentioned? like all the mps who have recently come on board to the liberal democrats, from either the conservatives or the labour party, he has a bit of a job to do at the party conference in bournemouth to convince the party faithful that he is one of them. although the lib dems have welcomed with open arms chuka umunna, sam gyimah, luciano berger and others who have come to them, feeling disaffected and dissolution from their former parties. —— luciana berger. but there is still concern among the delegates in bournemouth that these people need to prove themselves as card—carrying liberal people need to prove themselves as ca rd—carrying liberal democrats people need to prove themselves as card—carrying liberal democrats now, not just people looking card—carrying liberal democrats now, notjust people looking for some kind of apolitical safe house. chuka umunna will go out of his way did i wa nt umunna will go out of his way did i want something of a charm offensive in his speech later on and convince the liberal democrats that he is one
of them now. we will hear him talk about a need in the uk for internationalism and liberalism, rather than nationalism and populism. the new fault line, he will say, in british politics, and the lib dems know where they stand. he will also, of course, as you might expect, launch an attack on those who are now his little opponents, his former boss in the labour party, jeremy corbyn, who he was pretty critical of even before he left the party but today he will go further, accusing him, as you say, of being an apologist for a far right russian government and someone whose supporters abuse and vilify anyone who dares to disagree with him. he will also have a pop at the prime minister, saying borisjohnson is somebody who fosters division and eight. chuka umunna, like all the mps who have come on board with the liberal democrats recently, seeking to address a bit of nervousness that we have seen in the last couple of days at the conference that these people have held policies or opinions in the past which don't
necessarily sit too well with how some people see the liberal democrats. interesting to see how he gets on when he delivers his speech. another person who has had a lot to say already today is the leader of the liberal democrats, the newly elected leader, jo swinson, who has been focusing on brexit. what was her message? yes, jo swinson has been defending the party's decision which was taken yesterday here by an overwhelming vote in the main conference to adopt a new policy on brexit, that if they go into the general election campaign, they would campaign to revoke article 50 and reverse the result of the referendum, cancel the brexit process without holding another public vote. they would do that, they say, if they got a majority and we re they say, if they got a majority and were able to form a liberal democratic government. that policy has come in for a bit of criticism, not least from some delegates here who worry that it puts the lib dems into extreme a position, that they may be criticised for that stance,
for being anti—democratic. butjo swinson defended the policy this morning and answered that criticism that they would be overturning the result of one referendum without asking the public again. if we find ourselves in a general election in the next few weeks, as many seem to think is likely, then i think it is important that those who are standing for elected office should be clear about what they would do to resolve brexit. and as liberal democrats, we believe that our best future is as members of the european union, that this brexit has been a mess over the last three and a half years, and that the best thing to do is to stop that chaos by revoking article 50. we have said, if we get a majority lib dem government, that we will then do what we have set out in the election campaigns. if and when there is a general election campaign, then come expected before the end of the year, we will see the liberal democrats
campaigning with a very stark and simple message, that a vote for them isa simple message, that a vote for them is a vote to stop brexit out right. but it is not without risk because as we have seen over the weekend, there is a bit of nervousness that it will put the lib dems into extreme a position, people will be able to criticise them for being anti—democratic, and they are making anti—democratic, and they are making a promise that they won't necessarily be in a position to deliver. jonathan, thank you. new research suggests that many british workers aren't getting basic employment rights. the resolution foundation found that some employers were ignoring their obligation to provide paid holiday, the minimum wage and even payslips. it wants the government to do more to enforce the law. here's katie prescott. there are certain things we take for granted about working — the minimum wage, payslips, and, of course, holidays. they're part of the contract we make with our employer. not getting them is against the law. but the resolution foundation has found it is not as straightforward as that. one in ten people aren't getting a payslip. one in 20 aren't
receiving paid holiday. and 400,000 aren't being paid the minimum wage. and it's hotels and restaurants that are the worst offenders, followed by childcare and security work. the government has spent money to clamp down on the issue, but it's difficult to tackle — often hidden in plain sight. and it's the vulnerable that's suffer most. katie prescott, bbc news. the discount supermarket chain aldi has announced a £40 million slide in profits, despite sales rising by 10%. sales topped £11 billion and the firm is planning to build more than 100 new stores across the uk over the next two years. but its chief executive giles hurley said there were concerns about the impact of brexit on the supply chain. i can't guarantee the availability of any single product in the event of a disorderly brexit, but actually, that's no different from anyone else in the industry. i don't believe anybody can guarantee that. what we will do and are seeking
to do is shield our customers from any ripple effects as possible. that means working very closely with the suppliers, seeking to increase our stock levels where that's possible and appropriate. a former health minister is calling for universities to be given a legal duty to provide support to students with mental health problems. we can speak to dr dominique thompson, a gp specialising in student health. thank you forjoining us. norman lamb once minimum standards, he's a former health minister, he says some research on this, do you agree with what he is saying? i believe it would be helpful for universities what he is saying? i believe it would be helpfulfor universities to have some guidelines around what to support students with. i think we need to be very careful not to be saying that universities should be doing thejob of saying that universities should be doing the job of the saying that universities should be doing thejob of the nhs. saying that universities should be doing the job of the nhs. a lot of pa rents doing the job of the nhs. a lot of parents watching the report we ran a
few moments ago will be worried if their young adults are just going off to university to the first time duff for the first time or if they show any signs of concern, how can you reassure them or indeed can you reassure them that they are getting their mental health support they need if they are at university? these days, universities are really well set up for mental health support and well—being generally. they are running significant programmes around preventing issues, so building networks when they first arrive, getting them to meet each other, getting them to talk to each other, getting them to talk to each other and reach out early if they need support. and universities have also been improved notjust the support they give to the whole population of students, but also to their individual students who need more support. they are investing more support. they are investing more in counselling services and also some specialist psychology services. but the best outcomes where a university is working with
other local services like its nhs services. and are there best practice cases and worst practice cases? how would a student or the pa rent of cases? how would a student or the parent of that student no? so one of the really good things to do when you go to an open day as a young person is to notjust look at the academic facilities and where you might be living and going out with your friends but also look at the support that is provided, should you ever need it. it is really important at the open days to go round and ask those who are running the stores for well—being support services what they would provide, who you might talk to, what would be the things to do, and you will get a very good sense quite quickly of how seriously that university takes things. obviously, there are indicators on their websites as well. and there are their websites as well. and there a re really their websites as well. and there are really good case studies these days of universities setting up services that unfortunately have had to fill the gap left by an
underfunded nhs which provides for example psychology services that you just wouldn't even get come very easily, in the nhs. so many universities these days are actually going the extra mile. so if you are a young person just setting off for university now, bit maybe you are in your first week university now, bit maybe you are in yourfirst week in university now, bit maybe you are in your first week in horse, university now, bit maybe you are in yourfirst week in horse, and university now, bit maybe you are in your first week in horse, and you university now, bit maybe you are in yourfirst week in horse, and you —— in halland yourfirst week in horse, and you —— in hall and you are feeling vulnerable, what should you do? the first thing to say as it is normal to feel a bit isolated and alone. a lot of people think that freshers week a well, it is supposed to be amazing. and for many people, it is just the first week of a whole new change in their lives. it is quite overwhelming. the first thing is not to worry too much if you feel like that, everybody else will be feeling a whole range of emotions. but if you want to talk to someone, they have set up all sorts of student union support officers, well—being councillors, advice centres. reach
out and of course, if you have met your academic personal tutor, you can go and talk to the pastoral and personal tutors that the academic departments provide and don't forget your accommodation providers. most of those are now getting trained in mental health first aid and those kind of things. there are also other resources like books. for example, i've written a series of books for young people about surviving and thriving at university. but also pa rents thriving at university. but also parents and families, they are there in the background to support you. it is like to occasionally reach out and chat with them about how your day is going but i think it is also important not to immediately turn around and go home but try to settle and if you can. thank you for joining us. and good luck to anyone starting at university right now. ric ocasek, lead singer with the american rock group the cars, has died. he was 75. the cars enjoyed a series of hits
throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s, including songs like let's go, shake it up and drive. they were inducted into the rock'n‘roll hall of fame last year. police were called to his home in new york on sunday after he was found to be unresponsive. no cause of death has been given. in a moment, the weather, but first here's victoria derbyshire with what she's got coming up in her programme at ten. good morning, we will be talking to rachel riley has had to block more than 1500 accounts on twitter and is pa rt than 1500 accounts on twitter and is part of a campaign to tackle online trolls and we will talk about fat shaming of the james gordon gave an emotional response to another late night talk show host who criticised rising obesity rates in the us. join us live on 10am on bbc two, the bbc news channel and online. now it's time for a look at the weather. a changeable weekend but very warm
in southern areas. throughout this weekend cooler than that, certainly across the south, lots of cloud with patchy rain and drizzle in southern parts. some brighter skies, a bit of sunshine for northern england, north wales. some showers in the far north—west of scotland. temperatures down a little bit, particularly in the south. 20 or 21 celsius this afternoon. tonight, that cloud and patch of rain will sink and for many of us some clear skies. one or two mist or fog patches into tuesday morning. it could be chilly first thing. temperatures 6—9, still double figures in the far south and south—west it will get warmer politically by saturday. goodbye
hello, this is bbc news with carrie gracie. the headlines. borisjohnson meets the eu commission president later. the government says an agreement can be reached, but if not it insists it won't delay brexit. let's hope we have some more constructive talks. we've got the october council within sight and there is a deal to be done. the eu have got to move as well. oil prices surge after drone attacks on saudi arabian plants knocked out 5% of global supply. universities should be legally bound to provide mental health support to students, according to a former health minister. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. now, it's one of our trending stories online. hulk actor mark ruffalo has reacted to boris johnson's comments in which he compared the uk leaving the eu to the green superhero.
in an interview, the prime minister said hulk "always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be". but hollywood star mark said in a tweet that the hulk "only fights for the good of the whole". he reminded the prime minister that "mad and strong can also be dense and destructive. the hulk works best when he is in unison with a team, and is a disaster when he is alone. plus, he's always got dr banner with science and reason." that's him told. as borisjohnson heads to luxembourg to meetjean—claude juncker for the first time since the pm took office injuly, foreign secretary dominic raab has been outlining what the government hopes to achieve from the meeting. he told bbc breakfast that the pm would stress he wanted a deal, but there had to be "some finality" to it. he went on to explain the government's technical plans for the controversial irish backstop. the withdrawal agreement had us signing up to a whole suite of regulations and rules from economic
policy, customs declarations and policy, customs declarations and policy through to tax and social policy. without any means to have any say over that. that will have to go. there will be alternative arrangements and a transition to a free trade agreement and we are confident that in that strategic envelope, while there would be to be some checks, none of them would need to be at the border with northern ireland. that's the right way through to respect the good friday agreement, respect the referendum and a workable solution for both sides. what is needed now is political will and some movement from the eu. the iranian government is being accused of deliberately putting foreigners into prison as a form of hostage taking. as it was revealed that a british australian academic has been injail in tehran for almost a year. kylie moore—gilbert is in evin prison alongside fellow australian jolie king and the british—iranian woman nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe. her husband, richard ratcliffe,
spoke to radio 4 earlier today and said that the british and australian governments are not doing enough. one of the other british australians is in the ward with nasa mean, she's been transferred out of solitary on the other has been in solitary for 11 months —— nazanin she and her boyfriend had been travelling around and were arrested in a military area. my understanding is that they will also there for a conference and was picked up at the airport leaving. when people come into the ward, they obviously come in very traumatised and upset, having just been held in solitary and been interrogated and blamed for all sorts of things. it takes them a while to learn to trust and one of the things we need to do is care for them and let them know they have
friends. it takes time to work out, prison is a traumatised place and eve ryo ne prison is a traumatised place and everyone is struggling in different ways. for me, the shocking bit is you do have someone that is still in solitary confinement and has been there for 11 months and whatever the british and australian governments are doing, it's not good enough that you've got... i mean, these cases are sensitive but is a fundamental principle you need to be getting them safe and that means getting them safe and that means getting them out of solitary. now — one of our most watched videos online — the parents keeping their child's gender a secret. jake and hobbit have taken the unusual decision to keep the gender of their baby secret. the pair, who live near bath, did not even tell the child's grandmother their gender until they were 11 months old. they say "gender bias is unconscious" and this is the only way to mitigate against that. we decided not to tell anyone what sex our baby was. the neutral in
let's go to the second on the list, magpie attack. an australian man has died in a bicycle crash while trying to escape from a swooping magpie. the 76—year—old cyclist suffered head injuries on sunday when he veered off a path and crashed into a park fence south of sydney, police said. the australian magpie is a different species to the european bird with which it shares its name. during mating season, the bird can become aggressive and attack humans crossing its territory. the third on the list, be displaced. this is a sad story. the enormous humanitarian suffering in venezuela.
there's a report on how 40,000 desperate venezuelans arrived on the tiny caribbean islands of trinidad and tobago. just a fraction of the four million people who've fled venezuela as the country continues to face economic and political crisis. but life isn't easy for those who arrive, and some locals have made it clear they're not welcome. a beautiful film, its a beautifulfilm, it's worth watching if you have a few minutes this morning. that's it for today's morning briefing. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's sally. good morning. there's only one place to start and that is at gleneagles. the famous scottish course witnessed one of its most dramatic days of golf as europe narrowly beat the usa to lift the solheim cup. and it was a remarkable day for norway's suzann petersen, who's only just returned after having a baby. sarah mulkerrins watched
the drama unfold. after three days of intense competition, it all came down to the final putt on the final hole for norway's suzann pettersen. the putt that made history as europe wrestled back the solheim cup from the united states. the third win out of three on scottish soil with captain catriona matthew declaring of the finest achievement of her career. unbelievable. and for suzann to hole the winning putt — just... we heard the cheerjust before she putted to know that bronte had won. no, just cannot believe it, to be honest. but from pettersen it was herfinal moment in professional golf. she announced retirement shortly afterwards, closing the book on a remarkable playing career that has spanned nine solheim cups. i always think solheim moments beat everything else. it is so much about you and you play for your teammates and it is a team effort. today was absolutely a team effort for us and win the singles and prove we can do it on sunday. earlier, england's major champion georgia hall maintained her suburb
form to win her fourth consecutive match, but as the usa fought back they came to within a whisker of retaining the trophy. but, after two straight defeats, the solheim cup is now in european hands. sarah mulkerrins, bbc news. as you heard there, pettersen has now retired from golf and it was clearly an emotional day for her. here she is with her baby son herman — in his team colours — he seems a bit puzzled by all the excitement. just look at pettersen‘s face there — that's a woman who's fulfilled her ambitions, become a champion as a mother, and feels totally at peace with her decision to end her professional career. the thrills weren't restricted to gleneagles. england cricket captainjoe root declared it a "hugely successful" summer, after they beat australia in the final ashes test at the oval, to draw the series. australia were chasing an unlikely 399 to win, and when stuart broad took the key wicket of steve smith,
it looked as though the match would be england's. matthew wade resisted for the aussies. he made 117, with things getting a little bit fiery with bowlerjofra archer. but after wade fell, this stunning catch from root sealed the win by 135 runs, to round off a remarkable summer. that world cup was incredible. for it to finish how it did, some of the games in it made for fantastic viewing, notjust the england games but across the board, there was some fantastic contests. and to be backed up by such an evenly matched ashes series, again, we were blessed with brilliant support throughout. but the cricket itself was pretty gripping. that story dominates this morning's back pages. the guardian showjoe root shaking hands with steve smith. genuine mutual respect there, you feel.
"what a summer it's been", the headline. not quite so friendly in the express. "you can kiss it goodbye next time", says root, vowing to win back the ashes in australia. and even less friendly in the times, with that glare between jofra archer and mattew wade. "see you down under in 2021" the headline there. quique sanchez flores will have been impressed with his side, in his first match back as watford manager. arsenal took a 2—0 lead — both goals from pierre—emerick aubamyang. but the gunners unravelled in the second half, and watford took full advantage. tom cleverley starting the fight back as they drew 2—2. england striker callum wilson was the star for bournemouth, as they got their first home win of the league season. he scored twice to help them to a 3—1victory over everton, which lifts them up to eighth in the table. everton‘s women made it two wins from two in the super league, beating bristol city 2—0.
and manchester city did likewise, pauline bremer scoring both their goals in a 2—0 win over reading. she's now scored four times in two matches. there's more on all the weekend's games on the bbc sport website. and there's commentary on 5live sports extra tonight of manchester united's first home game in the women's super league, against the defending champions arsenal. kick—off is at 7.30pm. tyson fury will arrive home in the uk bruised and bloodied, but also buoyed by his win over otto wallin in las vegas. he suffered a deep cut above his eye and he was pictured at the airport in sunglasses, posing with fans, saying, "i had 40 stitches, won £5,000 in the casino and am ready for war with deontay wilder." that rematch has been pencilled in for february. he meets those shades. he's hiding
quite a bruising there. that's all the sport for now, but don't forget sportsday at 6.30pm on bbc news for everything you need to know. is he very tall or were those ladies short? he is incredibly tall, incredibly tall, with a really long reach which is handy in thatjob. incredibly tall, with a really long reach which is handy in that jobm was quite a photo! the headlines on bbc news. borisjohnson meets the eu commission president later. the government says an agreement can be reached, but if not it insists it won't delay brexit. oil prices surge after drone attacks on saudi arabian plants knock out 5% of global supply. universities should be legally bound to provide mental health support to students, according to a former health minister. an update on the market numbers for you. here's how london's and frankfurt stand at the moment. and in the the united states, this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on.
more now on our top story. borisjohnson will meet the president of the european commission, jean—claude juncker, shortly in luxembourg, to try to find a solution to the brexit impasse. well, arriving for a meeting of the european general affairs council in brussels, belgium's foreign minister didier reynders, said the european union had limited room for manoeuvre. first of all, we will await a new proposal, maybe, from the uk. you know, that is the first issue. there are many discussions in london, and so we are trying to see what are the possibilities to move if it's possible, and to do that, we need to receive some new proposals from london. so without that, it is very difficult to say something. there is a european council on the 17th of october. there, we will see with michel barnier, what are the proposals and the new initiatives coming from london.
we don't have the capacity to take initiative. you know that there is a deal. we are in favour of such a deal. is it possible to have some amendments without any difficulty with the red line of the european union, but without the backstop, it is very difficult. what about a northern ireland only backstop? would that be something you can accept? we have said, there are some red lines at the european level, so no. we have a deal and we'rejust waiting for some proposals. it is very difficult to react without a concrete proposal. so we will see if it is possible for michel barnier to receive something in the next days or in the weeks. you saying you are waiting for proposals from the uk. what about the eu? are you reshuffling your own proposals? from the eu, again, we have a deal and we have approved such a deal. so we are working with such a text. if there are some requests, it is possible to maybe do something but for the moment, we can't change our own proposal.
it is not the way to work. the way to work is to receive may be from london in the next days or weeks some new ideas. thank you. what is your message to mrjohnson? to come to the council and to come maybe with some ideas. 4 million people have fled the political and economic crisis in venezuela. 40,000 of them made the short trip across the sea to the small caribbean islands of trinidad and tobago — it'sjust a 7 milejourney. we are now going to show you that film in full. trinidad has taken in more venezuela ns per capita than any other country, but life isn't simple for those who arrive, and some locals have made it clear they're not welcome. as part of a new series exploring the global migrant crisis, our correspondent, ashley john—ba ptiste, sent this report from the islands.
chanting. these venezuelans are being sold false dreams and promises. anger on the streets of trinidad. some locals argue that the vast number of venezuelans who have fled to the small island are just here for jobs, not asylum. we don't have housing in trinidad. we don't have proper health care. they are just coming from one disaster into another disaster. and with an election coming up next year, the message from the authorities is clear. the venezuelan problem is for venezuelans. this little island cannot be the solution to millions or hundreds of thousands of migrants leaving venezuela. manuel romero was a judge in venezuela. after seeing colleagues jailed for not following government rulings, he fled with his wife and kids last summer. since arriving, he has worked as a fisherman, a carpenter, and now, a security guard in a shopping centre.
trinidad and tobago has no laws for protecting asylum seekers, so until recently, venezuelans had no right to live or work. there have been accusations from human rights groups that the government has been deporting people with approved asylum claims from the united nations refugee agency. the government refused multiple requests for interview with the bbc to address these concerns. in some attempt to manage the crisis, the government created a registration period injune. for two weeks, any venezuelan could register for the right to live and work, but the centre is allocated for processing were chaotic and confusing. how many people are waiting now come here, where we are? imean... there's hundreds, if not thousands that there so many people. yes. all i see is a mass of desperate
humanity needing help. as we approached the deadline, police blocked off the line. the government declared that all unregistered venezuela ns would return to illegal status. there's this last—minute rush, and the desperation from these venezuelans is so palpable. you can see it here, just people rushing to be able to get through and be registered. panic, anxiety. look. the government announced in the following weeks that 16,500 venezuelans had been registered. that is a number significantly lower than the estimated number thought to be in the country. as it stands, the government refuses to reopen registration. those who were not registered are in limbo, but so are those families who made it through. permits are limited to a year's work allowance, and venezuelan children cannot attend school. manuel registered in time but he is concerned for the future of his 17 and five—year—old kids.
if you were deported back after a year, do you know what would happen to you? jail. jail, prison? yeah. if you leave venezuela, you are a traitor. for now, a permit provides families like manuel's some sense of safety but as the crisis continues in venezuela, many continue to flee their country. inevitably, this is only a temporary solution to a problem that isn't going away. ashley john—ba ptiste, bbc news, trinidad. if you've ever complained that sorting out your rubbish from your recyclable waste is a chore, spare a thought for the 24 million residents of shanghai. authorities in the chinese city have just introduced a set of complex rules for household rubbish — to make it easier to burn. the bbc‘s china correspondent robin brant. lunch is done at chun wei's place.
now comes the big sort. there are five full stomachs around the table and an array of leftovers on it. so, i think we've got plastic. mm—hmm. kind of shellfish? mm—hmm. but not the bones, not the shells? yes, it's too big, it's too hard. all of this now needs to fit into shanghai's new categories for what gets thrown out from 24 million people. do you not think that china has a big enough problem with what goes into its air, that burning rubbish is not the answer? that's why we classify! if we put all together, then burn it, then we will have pollution to the air. shanghai's problem is particularly acute. a local communist party official talked to us about a garbage siege. for years, the bin men would take everything away.
sorting was mostly done by scavengers, most of it was then buried. but in the world's most populous nation, that's changing, because of this. on the very edge of shanghai, a man—made mountain of rubbish, potentially poisoning the land and water underneath. shanghai's big push to get people to sort their rubbish at home is aimed at achieving a couple of things — getting them to think a lot more about consuming less. getting them as well to think about throwing out far fewer things that can't be recycled. but there is one thing that china wants to use a lot more of and it is this. this is the biggest incinerator of rubbish in the world. laogang energy centre generates electricity by burning rubbish — 3 million tons of it a year. it's the future for china, so says the government. but there's long been concern about poisonous emissions.
and on that plan to burn more, well, he doesn't think it's the answer. time is not something people living near the world's biggest incinerator say they have. a few miles away, a group of local men approached us. they claim that cancer rates here are higher. the astounding thing was, they were on—duty policemen. the fact they were willing to talk to us shows how potent still china's battle against pollution is. robin brant, bbc news, on the outskirts of shanghai. now it's time for a look
at the weather with simon. today it's not quite as warm as yesterday but temperatures will gradually rise. apologies, my graphics seem to have cut off but i will try and carry on. for most of this week, it's going to be largely dry. some sunshine for some of us, further north a bit more cloud and a bit of rain. some patchy rain and drizzle affecting central and southern parts. that's going to clear away to the south, some sunny skies for northern parts of wales, through northern parts of england. a few showers in the north—west of scotla nd few showers in the north—west of scotland and temperatures today about 17—21.
hello. it's monday, it's ten o'clock, i'm victoria derbyshire. it's personal, anti—semitic, and relentless. this is just some of the abuse countdown presenter rachel riley has received on twitter. today she's joining other people in the public eye in a new campaign, pledging not to "feed the trolls" by engaging with them. we will talk to her in a few moments. "the madder hulk gets, the stronger he gets". borisjohnson‘s compared himself to the incredible hulk when it comes to brexit. will it help him in his talks with eu chiefjean—claude juncker today? the guardian newspaper apologises for an editorial saying that