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at the local mosque, friday prayers became a time of mourning for mohammed, whose family fled syria six years ago. his mother, fatima, gave birth to six girls before having a boy. she said she waited 17 years for her only son. now he is gone, and two of her this is bbc news. our top stories: 100,000 people daughters are in intensive care. flee their homes in northern syria as turkey steps up its assault against the kurds, according to the un. her husband, hani, battling his grief, his anger directed at banned kurdish separatists in turkey new revelations in the impeachment and kurdish militia in syria. enquiry against donald trump. the former ambassador translation: i call on god to ukraine tells investigators the president wanted her fired. wildfires in california. to bring them failure, the eu agrees to intensify brexit talks with the uk but both sides say to block their path, and not to forgive them. there is still plenty of work to do. well, prayers are being said here now for baby mohammed. and one man's marathon mission. can when his family came to turkey, they were hoping against hope he break the 2— hour barrier in to find safety. instead, they were caught up in another round of warfare, austria?
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and mohammed was killed inside his own home. as he was mourned here, other children were being mourned in syria, including a 12—year—old welcome to bbc news. boy killed by a turkish the pentagon has confirmed the turkish forces have fired on us rocket attack yesterday. mohammed was taken away for burial, a life cut short that leaves forces in qobani in northern syria. a broken family. turkey says it was responding to an attack in the area and didn't intend to target the us. it can only increase tensions after the turkish offensive against kurdish forces allied with the us began on back across the border, in syria, thursdays. there's been heavy fighting between and dozens of a car bomb in the city of qamishli. islamic state said it carried out the attack, kurdish fighters have lost their which killed at least lives. turkey wants to create a three civilians. buffer zone across the syrian border. although garin has this this is just what many have feared and the kurds have predicted — is taking advantage of the chaos caused by turkey's invasion. report from the turkish town of and tonight, we found more convoys heading for the border, akcakale. for an operation that has been well, through much of the day, we've been hearing heavy outgoing widely condemned abroad, artillery and mortar fire. now, the turkish authorities say but is strongly supported at home. they have advanced into northern syria up to about five miles. president erdogan says he is
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unconcerned about the international condemnation, but it is growing. turkey is already accused of killing innocent civilians, damaging civilian infrastructure, and causing huge numbers to flee, and all of this while it is supposed to be creating a safe zone for more than 4 million syrians to go home to. the former us ambassador to ukraine, mariejovanovic, has testified she was removed here is turkey's response from her position on the orders to international calls for an end to its offensive. of president trump. she said she was recalled in may due to what she described as fictitious reports by allies of president donald trump who said she was disloyal to the president. her testimony comes as democrats in congress continued their efforts to learn more about the trump administration ties to ukraine. let's go live to chris buckley who its forces continuing to pound has the latest from washington. what north—eastern syria, creating a new landscape does this testimony mean in the of the displaced — 100,000 people and counting, wider picture of this action, this in just three days. but turkey is paying a price.
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full state honours today for two investigation against donald trump? civilians killed next to the border, seen here as martyrs in operation peace springs. 0ne coffin is child—size, for a baby boy called mohammed, just nine months old. i think democrats will be very interested to see what marie yovanovitch has to say. it's at the centre of the impeachment enquiries which centre around president trump asking the ukrainian resin volodymy zele ns ky to asking the ukrainian resin volodymy zelensky to launch an investigation a victim of rocket fire into his potential presidential by syrian kurdish forces, rivaljoe biden —— joe their first retaliation for turkey's massive assault on them. into his potential presidential rivaljoe biden ——joe biden and his son hunter who had isthmus in the and here, mohammed's family, joined together in boundless grief. country. as part of that whole in the cruelest of ironies, they are syrian refugees themselves. operation to push for an little sidra can't hold back her tears. investigation into these unsubstantiated claims of corruption the mufti called on god to give that mr trump is made and his strength to turkey's soldiers and bring a quick victory, with few casualties. 00:03:40,879 --> 2147483051:38:35,154 then, a finaljourney 2147483051:38:35,154 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 to the border town of akcakale. personal attorney rudy giuliani has made, they were trying very hard to get the ukrainian authorities to look into all these are that included his personal lawyer, rudy giuliani and here at times was very critical of the former ukrainian ambassador. in fact, she says, i was incredulous that the us government chose to remove an ambassador based as best i could tell on unfounded
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and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives. you can take from what ms yovanovitch says, she is talking about rudy giuliani amongst others. that will put a real question in democrats minds about exactly what was going on inside the white house but beyond that, we don't really know what marie yovanovitch has had to say because what we've learned has come from a prepared statement that was released as she was going to give this testimony that democrats may well have found out more. chris, how damaging has this all been so far to president trump, if at all? well, if you take a look at the poles and there have been a number of holes done, people are moving in terms of the american public was the idea that actually he should be impeached. that will concern the white house to a certain extent and it will unsettle republicans but the white house continues to fight on
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but it hasn't been a good week, frankly. if you take a look for example, without this case brought against two soviet — born us citizens who it seems were funnelling money according to prosecutors through an energy company they set up in florida to republican political campaigns. these were two individuals who were essentially welcomed into the white house, welcomed into mr trump's mar—a—lago resort and pictured with the president. and what is interesting about lev parnas and igor fruman as they had a personal relationship with rudy giuliani, donald trump's personal attorney and this will play into whether the democrats will push ahead with a vote to impeach donald trump. washington has announced it will sell 3000 more personnel to support
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saudi arabia. it follows last month's attack on saudi arabia's oil industry. five people have been injured after a knife attack on the north of england. a40 —year—old man was initially arrested on suspicion of terror offences and has now been detained under mental health act. the attacker was seen chasing police officers before he was detained. a french fugitive who's been on the run since his family was murdered eight years ago has been arrested in scotland. police at glasgow airport acting on a tipoff from french cou nterpa rts acting on a tipoff from french counterparts detained xavie dupont de ligonnes as he arrived from the airport. in ecuador, the president wa nts to airport. in ecuador, the president wants to talk with indigenous leaders following austerity protest. there have been ten days of demonstrations sparked by the scrapping of fuel subsidies.
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safety investigators have strongly criticised the us aviation regulator for granting approval to the boeing 737 max aircraft, two of which have crashed. the investigators found both boeing and the us federal aviation authority administration we re aviation authority administration were at fault for failing to identify vulnerabilities in the flight identify vulnerabilities in the flight control system. let's talk now to david slot, a senior transportation reporter for business insider. nextjoining us. talk us through what exactly this finding tells us about the relationship between the faa and the boeing. 0ne one of the things that's been at the centre of enquiries about the certification of this plane is the fa ct certification of this plane is the fact that going was granted permission to basically self certified various components of the plane. this allowed it to look at systems by itself to declare them safe and for the faa to sign off on
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them. the main take away from the report which admittedly addressed a number of different issues, the main ta keaway number of different issues, the main takeaway was that there needs to be more involvement by the faa in the delegation process. while the process of delegating to the plane maker is still allowable and something that can be affect it, the safety panel really suggested that the regulators need to be more involved from the very beginning, just throughout the entire process, and have open lines of communication throughout. it seems pretty incredible that in areas such as safety, aviation authorities likely faa just allow the airline to get on with it themselves. it does seem incredible but when it works as it's supposed to, which is what the open lines of communication that the panel really urges, it's actually the most effective way of doing it. the planes today are just so complicated, so many features and systems a re complicated, so many features and systems are built into them, but
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having the people who designed it and the people who work with people who designed it, be the ones to lead the certification, it's most effective. they can help the regulators and understand everything. rather than regulators having to learn all the things including results. david in the meantime we have heard this evening that going has stripped its chief executive of his chairmanship. again, what does that tell us about going right now and where it is art? well, it's something that boeing had considered doing, we believe about six months ago. they ended up deciding not to. it suggests they are looking to restructure how they manage their projects, looking to have more executive oversight, more safety oversight a nd have more executive oversight, more safety oversight and more focus on these actual project that are going on. the theory and idea that boeing is trying to convey here is that he will have more direct involvement in
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shareholder activities. david, thank you very much indeed. stay with us on bbc news, still to come. can he run a marathon in under two hours? parts of san francisco least affected by the earthquake are returning to life, but in the marina area where most of the damage was done, they are more conscious than ever of how much has been destroyed. in the 19 years since he was last here, he has gone from being a little—known revolutionary to an experienced and successful diplomatic operator. it was a 20—pound bomb which exploded on the fifth floor of the grand hotel, ripping a hole in the front of the building. this government will not weaken, democracy will prevail. it fills me with humility and gratitude to know that i have
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been chosen as the recipient of this foremost of earthly honours. this catholic nation held its breath for the men they called the 33. and then, bells tolled nationwide to announce the first rescue and chile let out an almighty roar. this is bbc news, the headlines: the un says 100,000 people have been driven from their homes in syria as turkey continues its assault against the kurds. there have been new revelations in the impeachment enquiry against donald trump, with a former us ambassador to ukraine testifying the president wanted her fired.
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president trump has hailed a partial trade agreement signed with china that will see the united states postpone a tariff hike on chinese goods set to come into effect next week. president trump said the deal, which covers agricultural purchases and intellectual property, would be great for both countries. we have come to a deal on intellectual property, financial services, a tremendous dealfor the property, financial services, a tremendous deal for the farmers, a purchase from $40 billion worth of agricultural products. let's speak 110w agricultural products. let's speak now to professor and leader, global economist and specialist on china ‘s economic relations. —— anne lee. she joins us now from new york city. thank you forjoining us, professor. first of all, interesting, isn't it. the deal itself does not look like it is particularly big or advanced. it looks like a fairly small deal.
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yes. it is basically the lowest hanging fruit. it gives the united states a n hanging fruit. it gives the united states an opportunity to delay ta riffs states an opportunity to delay tariffs but they actually don't want, because going into the holiday season, if there were tariffs it would really dampen consumer spending. —— that they actually don't want. and that is the only thing driving us growth right now. for the chinese, they have had a serious pork shortage problem due to the african swine flu, and so they really need to purchase a lot of pork, and the united states is a great place to get it from. so for them, that was an easy negotiating point to concede. the chinese have also already opened up the financial sector to the european countries, and so opening it up to the us was also a no—brainer. in many ways, you
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know, this is stuff both sides wanted. it is a very easy deal for them to come to. it is an easy deal for them to come to now, but the potential big a deal down the road, this doesn't really change how close they are to that? no, it doesn't change the fact that china is still the second largest economy in the world, and still perceived as a competitive threat to the united states. that doesn't change any of that. and so with this fact still in place, this means that us—china tensions will continue to be high, and that is exactly what the business community doesn't want. they want more certainty and stability so that they can, you know, put together their supply chains, but without that certainty from better us—china relations, that is going to be far off. and the us
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business community has welcomed this limited deal. what does the chinese business community think? does that message get related to the chinese government in the same way the us one does? well, anything that the chinese are able to do, the government will spend it as a positive thing. they want to certainly have credibility with their own citizens, and so i am sure that this will be hailed as something positive as well. professor anne lee, thanks for joining us on bbc news. thanks for having me. the eu has agreed to intensify brexit talks with the uk over the next few days. the step is being taken after a meeting in brussels was described by both sides as constructive. borisjohnson said there was a way to go before a deal could be reached. still a work in progress, but he is trying.
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and now borisjohnson may, just may, be getting somewhere in sketching out a brexit deal. after his show of optimism, alongside ireland's leader yesterday, today on a school visit, it was time to look on the bright side. both of us can see a pathway to a deal, but that doesn't mean it's a done deal. there's a way to go. it's important now that our negotiators, on both sides, get into proper talks. 0ne—to—one, the two leaders had traded ideas, changed the mood, cleared the way for intensive negotiations on terms to be laid on the table behind closed doors. i think, at this stage, probably the less said the better. focus today very much switches to brussels, where secretary of state barclay is going to meet with michel barnier, and i'd anticipate that that will lead to some more detailed proposals being laid down. next stop, brussels.
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brexit secretary stephen barclay met the eu's chief negotiator today. the mood visibly positive, though the path to agreement looks steep. brexit is like climbing a mountain. we need vigilance, determination and patience. are we near the top? but what about the obstacles? he wouldn't say. are you going to negotiate over the weekend? would parties, including boris johnson's dup allies, have a veto over northern ireland's future status? no answers today. northern ireland will be part of future uk trade deals, but the uk might drop plans for customs checks on the island of ireland when there is an eu border there. let me work, please. these are the details that could make or break a deal in tough negotiations, but in cyprus, the eu council president was clear. giving up is not an option. of course, there's no guarantee of success, and the time is practically up. but even the slightest chance must be used. here at westminster, the diaries and calendars for next week are covered in red ink.
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there is the big eu leaders' summit, then on saturday, a special session of the house of commons. expect a vote on a deal, if there is one, and a push by mps, who want to see brexit decided by another referendum. meanwhile, if there is no agreement, even if there is a deal, the prime minister may struggle to avoid another brexit extension. the last thing he wants, a delay, he mayjust have to accept. john pienaar, bbc news, westminster. a canyon racer is going athletics now, and kenya's eliud akipchoge is going to attempt to do what no man has done before and run a marathon under two hours. he is running in vienna on saturday after missing out on the achievement by 26 seconds last year. this will not count
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as a world record due to the assistance he has been receiving, such as constantly revolving pace makers, but it will break one of the mythical barriers in sport. it is about making history. to be the first human being doing this, it is like the first person to land on the moon. on saturday 12 october, eliud kipchoge will try to do what no man has ever done before, run a marathon in under two hours. he first tried in 2017 in monza, italy, missing out by less than half a minute. so what is different this time around to allow the kenyan such confidence? the course is pretty good, it is a straight of 4.4 kilometres, one lap is 9.6 kilometres. very flat. it is also crucially, in the organisers' eyes, less humid than monza, so allowing kipchoge to better regulate his body temperature. the 2017 challenge was sparsely attended and the desire for large crowds to line the route was high up on kipchoge's wish list. i think there will be thousands
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of spectators there. when you have spectators certainly they are pushing you. he has grown much physically fitter, he is right now in the best shape that he could ever be. physically and everything. in monza it was like a boxer going into the ring and he doesn't know what's happening in the ring. either he would be knocked down or he will be successful. but this time i am going to vienna knowing what i will be doing. i believe i can run under two hours. the reason is i have tried before two years ago. this really is a first, it is making history and i know i will get it.
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the duke of cambridge has been visiting a pub in south london friday evening to watch england play the czech republic in the euro 2020 qualifiers. he was also promoting the heads up campaign on mental health. he discussed the issue with several people who have been affected by the issue, the idea behind the campaign is to get men as comfortable talking about mental health as they are talking about football. unfortunately prince william was not able to guarantee a win for the england team. they lost against the czech republic 2—1. still, i bet he had a good time. you can find me on twitter, i would love to hear from you. stay with us on bbc news. plenty more to come.
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hello, overall the weather this weekend is not looking ideal, very changeable, a mixed picture throughout the uk, but there is some sunshine on offer too. we will concentrate on the rainfall first, it could be quite heavy again across southern areas of the uk, already the west country has seen a fair bit of rain in the last 24 hours, there could be some flooding during the next day or so again from this weather front that stretches right out from the atlantic across into germany and the baltic as well, it is kind of stuck here, a conveyor belt of cloud and moisture that keeps bringing more and more rain, pushed by quite a powerful jetstream, it is stuck in this place whereas to the south of the jetstream across a large chunk of the continent, they are enjoying some fine, warm autumn weather. but here in the uk we have that autumn chill. so for the early hours we have cloud and rain across the south, central parts of the uk, clear spells here, whereas scotland and northern ireland
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a scattering of showers. in the south it is still relatively mild, i suppose you could call it, 12 degrees in london, chilly in the north—east of england, only six degrees. let's look at the morning forecast, we have cloud and rain across the south, at times it will be quite heavy, and take a look at the weather across much of wales, the midlands, northern england, much of scotland and northern ireland, absolutely fine, beautiful weather there with sunshine in belfast, newcastle, edinburgh, i bit of a chill in the air here, temperatures may be around 13 or 14 degrees in the south, very far south, i think temperatures will be around 15, 16. the weather front is still with us through saturday night, but saturday night into the early hours of sunday that starts to move a little further north and not only that, we have a further weather front heading our way, so it is a real mishmash of cloud, these areas of rain moving across the uk on sunday, i think most of us will catch some rain on sunday, but with a tendency for the weather to improve somewhat through the day across the south, so it may turn up actually quite bright if not sunny
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for places like portsmouth, maybe even the south—east as well, while the rain moves a little bit further north. a real mixed day i think on sunday. on monday, sunday into monday we will start to see more weather fronts coming off the atlantic so you get the message, it is a whole succession of weather systems that just keep coming our way and there are gaps in between so you can see monday actually, at least for a large chunk of the day, central areas of the uk looking fine but then as this rain moves towards northern ireland and the south once again, fine weather in the east on monday.
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this is bbc news. these are the headlines. the united nations has 100,000 civilians are being forced to flee their homes in northern syria as turkey continues its offensive against the kurds.
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turkish warplanes have continued to bomb targets inside syria. turkey's president says he won't hold the military operation, whatever the objections of other countries. there have been new revelations in the impeachment enquiry against donald trump, with the former us ambassador to ukraine testifying that she was removed from her position on the orders of the president. speaking behind closed doors to congress, marie yovanovitch said there had been a concerted campaign against her. a frenchman suspected of killing his wife and four children in 2011 has been arrested at scotland's lasco airport. xavier dupont de ligonnes was reportedly detained after arriving on a flight from paris.
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