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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8:00pm: universities may have to reduce benefits for its members, or increase tuition fees for students, as the pension fund deficit doubles in the last year. white house war — donald trump names generaljohn kelly as his next chief of staff after days of public in—fighting. north korea claims its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test proves any target in the us is now within striking distance. after violence breaks out in east london, the family of a 20—year—old man who died after being restrained by police, appeal for peace. we understand your anger. don't feel that the family doesn't feel the frustration and that anger too. all the family knows is taking it to the streets, doesn't give you justice. also in the next hour, the man who attacked shoppers in hamburg was a known islamist with mental health problems. german chancellor angela merkel thanks bystanders from the turkish immigrant community who stood up to the armed attacker.
in half an hour — witness brings you five more extraordinary moments of the recent past, including the man who brought soviet ballet star rudolf nureyev to the west. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the main pension scheme for british universities has a deficit of more than £17 billion, the largest on record for any retirement fund in the uk. the financial hole in the scheme widened in the past year as investments failed to pay off. there are warnings that contributions to the scheme, or student tuition fees, may have to rise to close the gap. here's our business correspondent, joe lynam. they are the future captains of industry, but the cost of studying has mushroomed in recent years. now there's concern that tuition fees might have to rise again. that's because the main pensions scheme for lecturers, known as uss,
has posted a record black hole and ways have to be found to reduce it. universities only have a limited number of sources of income. the main source of income is obviously from student fees and it seems inconceivable to me that student fees will not have to be diverted into plugging the pension deficit. under international accounting rules, the uss pension scheme deficit almost doubled from £8.5 billion last year to £17.5 billion this year. now that gives the scheme, which has almost 400,000 members, lecturers and academics, the dubious distinction of being a record pension deficit for this country. but the chief executive of the scheme says it's way too early to think about hiking student fees. we are not responsible for setting tuition fees, clearly, but we have agreed a framework with the universities to manage the shortfall that exists within the pension plan
without putting an unreasonable burden on their business models. and we have agreed a framework for looking at how pensions, contributions and the investment risk will continue to provide quality pensions for the members of the scheme. distinguished academic, joan harvey, paid into the uss scheme for a0 years. she's already been paid from that pension but is worried that a less generous scheme might deter people considering academia. people that go into academicjobs often do it because they want to teach, or they want to do research or they want to do both, and they want to do that with some freedom, and they want to explore and investigate and understand. and the pension has, historically, always been something nice that goes with the job. because academics aren't as well paid as all these sort of fat cats in the city. pension statements are just a snapshot of the health or otherwise of their schemes.
they go down and, in this case, up, but for everyone on campuses throughout the uk, clever solutions will have to be found for clever people. joe lynam, bbc news. a little earlier i was joined by labour peer lord adonis, who advised tony blair on tuition fees. he says vice chancellors have serious questions to answer. this has happened at the same time as the explosion of pay for vice chancellors. there are a range of different options for dealing with the deficit. it is a death concerning future liabilities to it doesn't immediately impact the ability to pay retired academics and there is time to work what the solutions will be. but tuition fees
have already been travelled from £3000, to £9,000. the government has linked them to the rate of inflation so linked them to the rate of inflation so heading towards £10,000. i don't think it is acceptable to the public 01’ think it is acceptable to the public or graduates for fees to rise any further. we will come back to what happens to fees in a moment, but with all this money sloshing around in universities, what is it being spent on? surely some of those tuition fees up to now could have been news for pension contributions? too much has gone on for top pay for senior lecturers in universities and some has gone on research. so all the activities universities undertake has consumed the extra money. but universities have to make sure they're retired members are properly look that and in due course, this pension deficit will have to addressed. how could they have to addressed. how could they have been filled up until now to
have been filled up until now to have stopped it getting quite so big, if not by using these increased tuition fees? there are only three ways of plugging a deficit like this. either the academics need to pay more into the scheme, or the employees, the vice chancellors, need to pay more into the scheme of the benefits of the scheme have to be scaled back. there are no further options than those. so in due course, those options will have to be investigated but the assets are huge of this pension scheme, it is one of the largest in the country and if it is well—managed and the vice chancellors get their act together, which they haven't up until now, they should be able to reduce the deficit over time so the impact will be less serious for future members of the scheme. and we'll find out how this story and many others are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are nigel nelson, political editor of the sunday mirror and political commentatorjo phillips. president trump has described
his new chief of staff, john kelly, as a true star of his administration, after reince priebus stood down from the post. mr trump said mr kelly, a retired military general, had done a spectacularjob as the head of homeland security, where he introduced a tougher immigration policy. the resignation of mr priebus came after he was criticised by the president's new communications director, anthony scaramucci, who accused him of leaking to the press. here's our north america correspondent peter bowes. sorry, we don't have that of et, but we do have donald trump. general kelly has been a star, done an incredible job thus far, respected by everybody. a great, great american. reince priebus, a good man. thank you very much. let's get a bit more background on the president's new chief of staff, generaljohn f kelly. as a four star general he holds the highest possible rank in the us military. during a career spanning four decades he served as a commanding general in iraq.
his son robert died in action when he stepped on a landmine in afghanistan in 2010. it made general kelly the highest ranking officer to lose a child in the afghan and iraq wars. president trump appointed him the secretary of homeland security injanuary, where he was responsible for borders, immigration & cyber security. he's said in the past that a border wall between the us and mexico is essential because of threats entering the united states. joining me now is the conservative radio talk show host, amanda head. welcome to bbc news. how long ago was the writing on the wall for reince priebus? for me, it has actually been at least a couple of months, maybe even early february, early march. this is a relationship, it has been up to much of us
relationship. to his credit, he did a fantasticjob, he turned the boat around and did fantastic things for the rnc as far as candidates and fundraising and things like that. he has had a sporadic relationship with trump, since the primary process begun last year. i don't think you necessarily forgot that. it is something that has always been in the back of his minds. reince priebus could be considered one of the swamp to well is that trump wa nted the swamp to well is that trump wanted out of washington, dc. for what it's worth, reince priebus was the last of trump's in a circle that was one of those swamp dwellers. so yesterday could be the start of basically a new administration, it will be interesting to see. anthony scaramucci has also been scathing about steve allen, chief strategist,
how do you rate his chances of hanging on? here is the thing with steve bannon. he seems to have a complementary personality to trump, they are both very bombastic. trump tends to like guys' guys. john kelly has done an amazing job so far as secretary of homeland security, he and jeff sessions have done a good job about shoring up the border without having to lay a brick. trump likes these type of guys. i don't predict steve bannon will be going anywhere soon. what is this acrimony in the white house among so many relationship doing to mr trump's popularity with the people who put him in power? you have to remember trump was voted into office because
people were fed up with the status quo. what goes along with that is the formalities and this notion around, the professionalism of the office of the presidency. when people voted trump in, i think we knew there was going to be a massive shake—up. if you took an massive american company like ford motors and removed all the executive staff and removed all the executive staff and replaced them with new people, this is what this is, because the trump administration is an amalgamation of grit and green. i live in los angeles, the entertainment capital, and we use the word green for people in the entertainment industry, so we all kind of expected a bit of a shake—up with some people. within his base, it is concerning. it is concerning to me because i like to see harmony and things going well and all the cogs in the machinery working properly. but that results, at the
end of the day, are what matter. if we shore up the board even more, get taxes down, increasing the security at the border with personnel, those are the things that matter to the base and this rhetoric is going on a little over six months in. i think these things will be forgotten if trump accomplishes these things. but if draining the swamp is getting rid of people loyal to the party, how will that help president trump get anything through congress if he has alienate it everybody? the reason people wanted to drain the swamp, you do have these loyal republicans, but they are not always loyal to the right people. we have something emerging in the states, you might have something similar across the pond, but we have what is called as the deep state. we have a lot of
people in washington who have based their livelihoods in politics of lining their pockets from special interest groups, lobbyists and people who have a vested interest in the policy decisions these people make, so there is a relationship, financially. that is who we want to get rid of. it is an impossible task to get rid of all of them, but the ones who are closest to trump, like reince priebus, the fish start stinking from the head so you have to get rid of these people and get some new people in congress. the way americans talk about their politicians, it is so much more colourful than we ever dared do here. amanda, thank you for talking to others. thank you. north korea has hailed as a success its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile describing it as a "stern warning" for the us. the regime says the missile reached a height of 2,300 miles, before landing 47 minutes later more than 600 miles away somewhere
in the sea offjapan. that was farther and higher than its previous test earlier this month. experts have said that the missile may have a range of over 6,000 miles, which is far enough to target some cities on the us mainland. from seoul in south korea, here's our correspondent karen allen. cloa ked in darkness, state—run tv captured the final moments before the missile launch. a potent symbol of north korea's defiance in the face of international sanctions, its leader kim jong—un there to witness it all. then the dramatic lift off. and the moment that pyongyang thumbed its nose at the world. the second launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile in less than a month. it travelled higher and further than the missile fired before, eventually splashing down in the ocean off the coast of japan. then came the official confirmation from pyongyang. the newsreader announcing that this
test was proof that the whole of the us is now within reach. pictures show a triumphant north korean leader. in washington, president trump described the test as "reckless and dangerous". the reaction from north korea's neighbour in the south was equally harsh. translation: south korea strongly condemns this reckless act, dashing the international community's hopes of eased inter—korean military tensions and, in particular, seoul's offer of bilateral military talks. thesejoint us—south korea military drills a response to the launch, designed to send a clear message that seoul and washington stand shoulder to shoulder in the face of an increasingly belligerent north korea. the us already has battleships in the pacific ocean. now it's promised to scale up its strategic assets in response
to this latest threat. more aircraft carriers and stealth bombers could soon be on the way. a jubilant kim jong—un wants us recognition as a nuclear power. instead, in the wake of another missile test, he is likely to face stiffer sanctions, with china and russia under pressure not to stand in the way. a jubilant kim jong—un wants us recognition as a nuclear power. instead, in the wake of another missile test, he is likely to face stiffer sanctions, with china and russia under pressure not to stand in the way. karen allen, bbc news, seoul. the headlines on bbc news: the main pension scheme for british universities has revealed that its deficit has doubled in just 12 months, to a record figure of more than £17 billion. president trump names retired military generaljohn kelly as his new chief of staff after reince priebus stood down from the post. north korea says its latest missile test proves the whole of the us mainland is within range of its weapons. let's get the sport now.
rain affect play at the oval today as england faced south africa in the third test. but there's still been enough time for toby roland—jones to take five wickets on his test debut. the middlesex seamer took the wicket of temba bavuma as the tourists were dismissed forjust 175. as expected the weather took a turn for the worse after lunch, and in that time alistair cook became the only home wicket to fall. the day's play was abandoned because of rain — england will start tomorrow morning on 7a for one, a lead of 252 runs. if we can get up towards a 400 run lead, in reasonable time, we will probably be happy with that. i would
hope we can bowl them out in a day, ina hope we can bowl them out in a day, in a session. we have some big hitters to come in towards the back end who can speed up the run rate. so that will be the way we will be looking to go about it, i imagine. the netherlands are the first team to qualify for the semifinals of the women's euros. they beat sweden 2—0 — set up women's euros. they beat sweden 2—0 —set upa women's euros. they beat sweden 2—0 — set up a semifinal against either france or england. the other semifinal between germany and denmark has been delayed because of the rain for the time being. we'll update you on that. england take on france in their quarterfinal tomorrow. who have beaten the lioness is in their three major tournaments. england haven't won against them since mark samson took overin against them since mark samson took over in 2013, but it is a record they are confident they can change. mentally, we think we can beat them. we have been close in the past. we
actually put them out of the qualification for the world cup in 2006. it was an away draw that put us 2006. it was an away draw that put us through. 0bviously back in march, we we re us through. 0bviously back in march, we were close. we are in a different place, physically, better prepared. ben proud has won a bronze at the swimming championships in budapest. he came third in the 50 metre freestyle final with caleb dressel from the usa winning goal. the 50 freestyle is the event to be meddling in. ithought freestyle is the event to be meddling in. i thought it was a fast race. between me and fifth, it was almost nothing. britain's james guy w011 almost nothing. britain's james guy won bronze in the 100 and the
butterfly. he was tied in third with joseph schooling. caleb dressel from the usa also won that final. sebastian vettel will be confident of increasing his formula 1 drivers championship lead over lewis hamilton after claiming pole position for tomorrow's uncaring grand prix. the german broker track record as he secured only his second pole of the season. kimi raikkonen will line up alongside him. hamilton struggled with the balance of his mercedes and will start from four. paul di resta will race for the first time in three years after replacing felipe massa, who is suffering from dizziness. challenge cup holders, hull fc are into another wembley final after running in seven tries against leeds rhinos in doncaster, after what had been a fast half. hull run away with it in the second 40. jamie shaul scored the second 40. jamie shaul scored the pick of the tries, and 80 metre
sprint. marc sneyd also kicked 15 points. they will meet the winner of sunday's semifinal between wigan and sa lfo rd. sunday's semifinal between wigan and salford. that is all the sport for 110w. salford. that is all the sport for now. more in the next hour. two men have been arrested by police investigating two separate rape attacks on a schoolgirl. the 14—year—old was assaulted in a secluded part of birmingham's witton railway station on tuesday night. when she flagged down a passing carfor help, she was attacked a second time. detectives say the arrests relate to the first assault. they are still hunting another man, who is described as thick—set, with large biceps. the family of rashan charles, who died in hackney in east london after police apprehended him last weekend, have appealed for calm after a night of violence there. bottles and fireworks were thrown at police following a demonstration. the independent police complaints commission is investigating the death of mr charles, who was 20 years old. richard lister reports. chanting: what do we want? justice. when do we want it? now! the tension had been building all week, but yesterday afternoon, a peaceful protest about the death
of a black man in police custody beginning to turn into something else. the police were out in force trying to maintain calm, but it didn't last. by 10:00pm, a fleet of police vans was facing a burning barricade and an angry crowd. fireworks and bottles were thrown. hundreds of officers trying to keep people back. move away, the dogs are coming out. police in full riot gear repeatedly tried to clear the street. mounted officers were brought in too. it took at least another hour for some kind of order to be established, debris still smouldering on the streets. this confrontation was sparked by the way rashan charles died. he was chased into a shop by police a week ago. officers say he tried to swallow something. there was a struggle and he became ill. just over an hour later, rashan charles was declared dead. he was 20. it has stirred up
deep grievances here. rashan was the third black man to die during a police operation in a month. we understand your frustration and your anger, don't fee that the family doesn't feel that anger and frustration too. all the family knows is taking to the streets doesn't give you justice. the council today has been trying to clean up and move on, but it says there is more work to do to address this community's anger. one of the things we did after monday night was ensure that the independent police complaints commission came down and held a meeting with young people and started to listen to their concerns, listen to what they had seen on video, listen to what people were talking about and i think that process have to continue. the independent police complaints commission says it will seek to answer the questions from rashan charles' family about his death and will follow the evidence wherever it leads. richard lister, bbc news. the german chancellor,
angela merkel, has offered her "deepest sympathy" to the relatives of a man who was killed in a knife attack at a supermarket in hamburg. six other people were injured and mrs merkel has promised that the incident yesterday will be fully investigated. the attacker is a palestinian who'd come to germany from the united arab emirates. officials have confirmed he was on a database of known islamists. 0ur berlin correspondent damian mcguinness reports. this mobile phone video shot by an eyewitness, shows a group of local residents trying to stop the attack are hurting anyone else. they were ina are hurting anyone else. they were in a nearby cafe when he ran past, attacking people on the street with attacking people on the street with a large knife. the men grabbed chairs to bring him under control, as he tried to stab them. chancellor angela merkel has thanked them for their courage. translation: a woman ran and shouted, there is someone with a
knife. people got up and there was panic on the other side of the street. 20, 30 people fleeing before the attack. some people stood up, armed themselves with chairs and try to stop him, to surround him and chasing. he stopped at the crossing and wake the knife and shouted god is good. he was then cornered further along by other people. german officials said the attacker came to germany in 2015 as an asylum seeker. his application for asylum was rejected. but he wasn't deported because he lacked the necessary id documents. he was known to be an islamist, but wasn't considered dangerous. translation: i can say at the moment the perpetrator‘s motive was on the one hand connected to islamist motives. on the other hand there is also evidence of mental instability. we are currently assuming it is a mix of both, it is not yet clear what is primary motive was. the
attack happened on friday afternoon. the man went into this supermarket, grabbed a large kitchen knife from a sheu grabbed a large kitchen knife from a shelf and stabbed a nearby 50—year—old man to death. he then attacked other people in the shop, before running outside. it was thanks to these local men, now being called heroes of hamburg, that more people weren't injured or killed. met police have issued a warning that criminals are increasingly using the bank accounts of young children and students to launder stolen or illegally—acquired money. they say parents need to be aware of what's going on. according to fraud prevention service cifas, the number of frauds involving people under 21 has almost doubled in the last year. george clooney is threatening to sue a french magazine for publishing photos of his twins. the star said photographers from voici magazine scaled the fence of his home on lake como, in northern italy, climbed a tree and illegally took pictures
of the babies. the bbc‘s longest running medical drama casualty is making history tonight, the entire episode has been filmed on a single camera, in just one take. it's a first in british television and marks the show‘s 30th anniversary, as sharuna sagar reports. there's a baby in there! what? there's a baby in the house. this whole episode of casualty was filmed all in one go, so that's one continuous shot with one hand—held camera for a full 48 minutes. filming a storyline with real—time action throws up all manner of challenges. so, why did they do it? well, it's the closest the show can get to reflect the nhs front—line in its unedited rawest form. you take it easy. you have been through the wars yourself. has anyone said anything about the baby? it took two weeks of rehearsals for the cast and crew,
and eight full—length takes were filmed and it is the last one of those which will make it to air tonight. joining me now isjon sen who directed the unique episode of casualty. thank you very much, it must have been pretty nerve—racking, what extra demands does a place on the crew and the cass, doing it this way? unlike most tv, this was a piece of theatre, where we had to rehearse for a week, with the actors and it is a luxury you don't often get in tv. then we invited the camera crew, the sound crew, to take a look at what we had rehearsed. then we spent a week, two performances a day, as it were, filming, we had rehearsed 48 minutes
complete, one take. who does the story centre on? it centres around duffy, as regular viewers will know it is one of our main characters. two sixths formers come in for the data look how an a&e department works. then the drama unfolds from there. paul irwin was part of the original co—creators and, sorry paul unwin. he has given you this script, what did it require from him so if fitted with this style of treatment? paul was adamant this episode should return casualty to its roots, being something as ground—breaking, audacious and intense watch as it was back in 1987. so hee lee,
masterfully crafted, a script, which allowed us to choreographed action from three different stories and they segue beautifully. it was an incredible achievement on his behalf. it took the action all over the set. it is a huge set in cardiff. two floors, an exterior, ambulance bay and it all. you have set the bar pretty won't it be dull going back to doing it the normal way? i wouldn't go that far, there is always excitement on the casualty episode. but this was a joy to work on, iwas episode. but this was a joy to work on, i was thrilled, once—in—a—lifetime opportunity for a director and it is tv history. nobody has ever filmed 48 minutes continuous. no cheating at all.
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