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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at ten: a woman is killed and more than 30 people injured in violence at a far right rally in virginia. the state's governor had a clear message for the white supremacists there: our message is plain and simple: go home. you are not wanted in this great commonwealth. the chancellor and the international trade secretary say the government will seek a transitional period to help ease the process of brexit. learner drivers will be allowed to have lessons on motorways for the first time from next year. also in the next hour, agony for two of track's biggest stars at the world athletics championships as usain bolt pulls up in his last race and mo farah settles for silver. great britain have won the gold medal! but it was elation for great britain's 4x100 metres relay team, who clinched gold in london.
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and a treat for stargazers as the perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky with hundreds of shooting stars. police have charged a 20—year—old man with murder after a car was driven into a crowd of people in the us city of charlottesville. one person died and more than 30 were injured during a day of violence involving white supremacist protestors. you may find laura westbrook‘s report contains some disturbing images. this is what you represent! hate on the streets of this southern american city. chaos and violence erupted
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after a planned protest by white nationalists. there were figures from the ku klux klan and neo—nazi sympathisers. the day started in a tense stand—off, as the group was surrounded by anti—racism activists. it then erupted into taunting, shoving, and outright brawling. this event has been declared an unlawful assembly... the rally was cancelled before it even began. the police took back the streets. the crowd dispersed, then this. a car ploughs through protesters. one person was killed. a state of emergency has been declared in cha rlottesville, and a curfew is in place. later, a police helicopter crashed near a golf course, leaving two officers dead. it appeared to have been monitoring the protests.
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many fear that what has become known as the alt—right has been emboldened by donald trump's rise to the white house. we condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence, on many sides. on many sides. but many, even within his own party, feel those words were not enough. senator marco rubio tweeted: senator cory gardner directly addressed donald trump. the governor of virginia had this to say to those who came to the city: and i have a message
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to all the white supremacists and the nazis who came into charlottesville today. our message is plain and simple: go home. you are not wanted in this great commonwealth. shame on you. the day of violence ended with a vigil for the victims, as many reflect on a city and nation divided. chris suarez is a reporter for the local newspaper, the daily progress, and described what he saw. the rally was supposed to take place from 12 noon until 5pm in what is called emancipation park, which had been previously named lee park, for the confederate general of the confederacy, the opposing forces in
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the civil war. but it started way earlier. i arrived at 9am downtown in cha rlottesville, earlier. i arrived at 9am downtown in charlottesville, and you had these columns of different fascists, white nationalist groups coming into the park. police had already been deployed, and it got pretty nasty pretty fast between the antifascist activists. i left for a while to charge my phone at a cafe nearby, andi charge my phone at a cafe nearby, and i watched a live stream whilst waiting for my phone to charge, and there was a lot of violence already. it wasn't even noon yet. they had declared a state of emergency and an unlawful assembly. the event, they had to take it to a federal court case this week to allow it in this
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part. police came in, riot police came in and made everyone leave, so by noon, when the rally was supposed to start, it was already being shut down. people were milling about. by 2pm, 3pm, everything had returned to normal to some degree. there was still an normal to some degree. there was stillan airof normal to some degree. there was still an air of tension. there was the national guard, local police everywhere in the city. so, kind of frightening and unreal, in some ways. photographer ryan kelly was covering the protest when the car ploughed in to the crowd. it was, sadly, what you would expect from a car hitting a group of people at speed — people trying to dive out of the way, some successful, some not. some people getting knocked up into the air. i had been covering everything leading up to the rally,
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starting this morning. a bunch of people were clashing at emancipation park. later, a car came ploughing into the crowd at speed, obviously intentionally, trying to cause damage. there is one image that seems to have stuck with a lot of people, and it is the one that i picked as the most storytelling image as well, because it is the moment where the car is making impact with the crowd. a number of people are being impacted in different directions, and turned upside down, being hit by the car, people diving out of the way of the car, and it isjust, everywhere you look, there is something horrible happening. it was just look, there is something horrible happening. it wasjust chaos, and people were sad, shock, horror. i have learned that one person died, and it is a horrible, horrible tragedy. here, two ministers who previously expressed opposing views on brexit — have written a joint newspaper
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article clarifying the government's position. writing in the sunday telegraph, philip hammond and liam fox confirm there will be a transition period to help businesses adjust — but it will only last for a limited period of time. their comments are being seen as an attempt to show unity between the rival sides on europe in theresa may's cabinet. earlier i spoke to our political correspondent jonathan blake, and i asked him if there was disunity in the cabinet. before the start of the summer break, with briefings from one side and the other, those who want brexit to happen as quickly as possible, like the international trade secretary, liam fox, and those pushing for a more cautious approach, led by philip hammond, so you have those two senior cabinet ministers writing this joint peace in the sunday telegraph this morning, attempting this show of unity, putting differences aside and saying, we agree on these things, at least, for now. and they have put a couple of issues to bed, chiefly,
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the idea of a transitional period so that when we wake up on the 31st of march 2019, when britain has formally left the european union, there won't be chaos and we won't have to adjust to a new set up systems that may or may not be in place, about trade, travel immediately. there will be a transitional period, they confirm, in this piece. but they also stress that it will be time limited, and they are trying i think to reassure those people who want brexit to happen as quickly as possible and don't want the government to back pedal, and they are trying to reassure those who are worried about that so—called cliff edge effect, many businesses concerned about what will happen the day after we leave the eu. so, a show of unity to a point by these two cabinet ministers here, but there is still a lot of detail to work out — how will the arrangement work and how long will it last? we don't have that detail, so it last? we don't have that detail, so there is still room for disagreement. although there will be some more detail in position papers that will be published? that's right. this week, the department for exiting the european union will set out a position paper which will go
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through in some detail about firstly how the border with northern ireland and the republic of ireland will work. this is one of the first issues that has to be negotiated by david davis, the brexit secretary, and his team and the eu officials in brussels, and it has proved a bit of a sticking point so far. there has been frustration from the eu side that the british government hasn't been clear enough on what it wants to happen, so this will see at position paper that sets out the government plan, and there is talk perhaps a schengen— style zone within the republic of ireland and great britain, where people are able to move between those two countries freely, but not to the rest of the european union because, of course, free movement of people will end. some interesting comments today from david miliband, the deflated legally —— labour leadership contender who is now in america? one-time leadership contender before losing to his brother, ed miliband. he has come out and said in quite strong
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terms that the vote to leave the eu was an unparalleled act of economic self harm, and he is calling on politicians on all sides to try to stop the worst consequences brexit. there should be another vote on it, he says, on the final deal that britain negotiates with the eu, and he says that whilst we should respect the result of the referendum, democracy did not end on the 23rd ofjune, 2016. we will have to see how much support he gets for this call for unity and for politicians on all sides to stop what he sees as the worst impact brexit coming true. athletics now, and bitter disappointment last night for the two biggest stars of athletics, mo farah and usain bolt, making their last major track appearances at the world championships in london. bolt pulled up with cramp in the four—by—one hundred metres, with the british team taking gold. usain bolt leaves the world of athletics having won 19 global gold medals in all, and as holder of the 100m
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and 200m world records. sir mo farah meanwhile was beaten into second place in the 5000 metres. he couldn't repeat his 10,000 metres heroics where he won gold. after the race last night, he looked back on his career, speaking to the bbc‘s philjones. it has been amazing, a long journey but incredible. it doesn't quite hit back until you compete here finally, after crossing the line and having a couple of minutes to myself, i realised, this is it. i can tell the emotion is there. let's talk about the race before we talk about anything else in the future. how much did the ten kate take out of you? to be honest, -- the 10,000 metres. it took a lot more than i realised. tactically, i was trying to cover every movement. the better
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man w011 to cover every movement. the better man won on the day, but you know, i gaveit man won on the day, but you know, i gave it all, i gave it all. i didn't have a single bit left at the end. when use. it make you came down the home straight, did you still think it would be possible? i still thought my legs had it. i got boxed in early on, which doesn't really happen, andi in early on, which doesn't really happen, and i wasted a little bit of energy. it was one of those races where you just have to take it. the ethiopian game plan aside, the silver medal aside, we should concentrate on what an amazing career you have had, how many gold medals you have brought us on a global stage, and can you quite imagine that the person i spoke to backin imagine that the person i spoke to back in 2008 in beijing at the olympics managing to do all you have done? not at all. i remember speaking to you then. i was so disappointed and i didn't know
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whether to carry on with the sport, to make big changes, and i had to make that decision, whether i wanted to do what it takes to be a champion, moving to the other side of the world. and nothing was guaranteed, even though i was making a plan to move to the other side of the world. i was still willing to go. i know in my heart i gave 110%. at least i knew that, if it did not work out, later in life i would never regret that. and boy, did it work out. to come back here again, it feels like it is the perfect end to have this crowd send you off, don't you think? this crowd is amazing. there is no place like home. i have really enjoyed the journey, and this moment makes it special. one you won't forget. more on the success of the men's relay team in the men's 4x100 metres, helped by that cramp suffered by usain bolt. never before has a british team won a world sprint gold,
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but the quartet ran a near—perfect race to hold off the much fancied american team, with japan taking bronze. not since gb's team won gold at the athens olympics 13 years ago have they delivered in such glorious style, the display a vindication for both the practice the team have put in and the close bonds between the individual athletes. earlier the team spoke to jessica creighton about their victory. it was like a big party at the end of the day, and it was surreal. to lead off for the team and get these quys lead off for the team and get these guys do a good place. the rest of the guys did theirjob, and credit to them. three medals on the track last night. i have to ask you, when you saw the result had been confirmed on the big screen, your reaction was so emotional — what was going through your mind?|j
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reaction was so emotional — what was going through your mind? i didn't really know what to do with myself. i couldn't conceptualise the celebration. i was just i couldn't conceptualise the celebration. i wasjust overwhelmed with sheer emotion, and i was extremely happy for these guys, for the crowd, and they stayed like 45 minutes after we finished just so we could do a lap of honour as i basked in the moment, and it was great fun. it was something i will cherish for the rest of my life, being a world champion. that is one thing, but being a world champion in your back garden, it is something that not many people can brag about, and i can do that. many of the athletes, not just the can do that. many of the athletes, notjust the british, have praised the crowd. danny, how much do you notice the crowd when you are running and how much does it put you on? it is unbelievable, more so when you walk out. for me, i was starting at the top bend, and i did a little strike out, and as soon as you start moving, everyone stands up and goes mad, and you think, wow, the race hasn't even started yet! when the
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race actually got going, and cj obviously had a great first leg and we we re clearly obviously had a great first leg and we were clearly in the lead, and the crowd we re we were clearly in the lead, and the crowd were feeding off it, i could barely hear adam, you had tojust trust the practice you had done and no it was going to be there. the crab was amazing, and they stayed at the end to what us do our lap of honour. —— the crowd was amazing. to go out there and win it with these guysis go out there and win it with these guys is unbelievable. particularly when you consider that the british men's teams have some trouble sometimes getting the bat on around safely. adam, how much does that play on your mind when you think about all the things that have gone wrong and could go wrong in something as chaotic as a relay?m the relay, it is so unpredictable, but that is why we practice so hard, so we can come but that is why we practice so hard, so we can come to the big moment like this and get it right. and it is especially nice for myself and danny, because five years ago in
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london 2012, we had a bit of a bad exchange and got disqualified. so, five years later, to come to the same stadium and become world champions is just crazy. congratulations to them. learner drivers are to be allowed on to motorways in england, scotland and wales for the first time from next year. the department for transport said lessons must be in a dual—control car with an approved driving instructor. tom burridge reports. learning to drive — something many of us remember doing, mainly in quiet, suburban areas. but, from next year, learners will be allowed onto our motorways. the government says it will make us safer, because when people pass their test, they will already have experience of our biggest and fastest roads. it's a good idea, because normally, as they're getting towards the end of their lessons, towards their driving test, i think it is a good idea. if they're well supervised, obviously. we're looking for people who already know how to drive.
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mainly new drivers, they still cause problems. but when we talk about people, about learners, that would be chaos. it would be chaotic, and i don't think it is a good idea. learners will only be allowed onto a motorway with an approved driving instructor, and only in a car where the front passenger has pedals as well. road safety groups and the agency that represents driving instructors have all welcomed the move. driving on a motorway will not initially become part of the practical driving test. learners will be there just during training. one aim is to reduce the disproportionate number of young people killed and seriously injured on our roads. you are watching bbc news. the headlines: one person has been killed and 30
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people injured during riots in the american city of charlottesville. the chancellor and the international trade secretary say the government will seek a transition period to help businesses adjust after brexit. learner drivers will be allowed to have lessons on motorways for the first time from next year. sport now, and for a full round up, we go to the bbc sport centre. it is the final day of action at the world athletics champion ships in london, following a dramatic night for great britain's athletes. let's ci’oss for great britain's athletes. let's cross live to the london stadium, where jessica is cross live to the london stadium, wherejessica is there. what a night! exactly, a night of drama on the track behind me here at the london stadium, and everyone was kind of expecting that golden goodbye for mo
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farrah and usain bolt, but it was not to be. instead, it was the exploits of four young british men in the four by 100 metres relay that gave sheer joy to in the four by 100 metres relay that gave sheerjoy to the british fans. the quartet put the last run in a great position for the final leg. mitchell blake held off american christian cullen, and the crowd erupted to celebrate a truly fantastic performance. joy for the british men, but it wasn't the end to usain bolt‘s track career that he would have wanted. his final race ended with him crumpled in pain on the track. his career over with eight olympic golds, and three world records. we may never see his like again, but is not the way he would
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have wa nted again, but is not the way he would have wanted to end his glittering career. there was a silver medal for the british team in the women's four by 100 metres relay was not a thrilling run by the british quartet. the 100 metres world champion anchored the usa to a gold medal. defending champions jamaica we re medal. defending champions jamaica were third. to be at our home stadium is unreal, nothing we had planned, and actually doing it... stadium is unreal, nothing we had planned, and actually doing “mm was electric. the moment great britain was announced, you literally feel and hear the roar of the crowd and stadium, and it got you really pumped up. you wanted to do well for yourself, but at that point it was like, yeah, let's do well for the home nation. mo farah gave it
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everything in the 5000 metres, but ethiopiadid what mo farah usually does to the opposition. he did not have enough left in his legs to defend the title. he signed off with a silver medal. so, three medals on the track here last night for great britain. and there could still be yet more successful the british team, because the four by 400 metres relay finals get underway this evening. both the british men's and women's teams are in action. the question is, can they match the success of their sprint relay cou nterpa rts success of their sprint relay counterparts the night? it will be interesting to see. thank you, jess. it was a big day for athletics yesterday, and a big day premier league football as well. the same could be said — there was more drama perhaps around the corner. newcastle united return to the premier league against hotspur,
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manchester united host west ham at old trafford. yesterday, chelsea we re old trafford. yesterday, chelsea were stunned by burnley in their first game of the season, beaten 3—2 at home. gary cahill was sent off early in the first half. burnley capitalised, getting three goals before the break. stephen ward and sam before the break. stephen ward and sa m vo kes before the break. stephen ward and sam vokes did the damage. they did well, without being expected to. and huddersfield at the same. they are top of the table, in fa ct, same. they are top of the table, in fact, this morning, after their 3—0 victory away to crystal palace. that is all your sport for now. you can keep up—to—date with all of those stories on the bbc sport website. we will have more in the next hour. john, thank you very much for that. 49 people have been killed in floods
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and landslides in the paul. tourists are being rescued. power supplies have been disrupted. —— in nepal. despite the tensions in the peninsula, some south koreans say that the war of words between president trump and pyongyang makes them laugh, and they don't feel particularly under threat. this weekend, thousands of people are attending the annual "peace concert" which takes place alongside the north korean border. the bbc‘s yogita limaye reports. k-pop music plays this is a peace concert being held in south korea barely five kilometres from the border with north korea, which is perhaps one of the most militarised borders in the world. it's been organised every year since 2011 by local authorities but, in light of recent tensions and heightened hostilities, it would seem almost absurd that a government would allow such an event to happen,
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and that tens of thousands of people would actually come out to attend it and bring their familise and their children along. k-pop music plays but that's the thing about south korea, that's the thing about this country — the people here have gotten so used to hearing these harsh words from their northern neighbour that it's almost become a part of normal life. k-pop music plays korean pop music has often been used as a propaganda tool by south korea,
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with speakers on the border blaring it into north korea. this country has said that it remains open to dialogue with its northern neighbour, but this music is not going to be heard there, it's unlikely to be broadcast there. and south korea's message, at the moment, seems to be falling on deaf ears. how many people does it take to change the 225,000 lightbulbs on blackpool tower during the illuminations? wes barry has the job of checking every single one of them before the big switch—on, which is just two weeks away. katie walderman has been to meet him. it's approaching that time of year again when all eyes are on blackpool for the big switch—on. got to get a few... here's the man making sure the main attraction doesn't disappoint. wesley berry's in charge
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of checking every single led here on the blackpool tower ahead of the big switch—on. that's a lot to look at, 225,000 to be precise. i have to admit, it's the one time of the year my heart starts to flutter on switch—on night. all eyes, if something doesn't work, it's like, ah, ah! and people love to point out the ones he's missed. there are lots of people saying, you know there's lights out. yeah, yeah, i do. thanks, thanks for telling me! but, being the sole person responsible for their upkeep, just how long does it take to change almost a quarter of a million lights? hopefully in the next few weeks we'll have everything done. and just like your christmas lights, when one goes it takes with it a load more, except wes has to dangle 517 feet and nine inches over the resort‘s landmark in order to fix them. there are some advantages though. it is thrilling every day you come out. it's a fantastic location.
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a lot of other guys in this industry are working in places you don't have the view you have here. great in the sunshine, less so in the wind and rain. you have to be able to stand the cold up here. it becomes my second hobby, watching all the weather people. you really do get a battering from the sea air because we're so close in blackpool. we go overboard on waterproofing just to try to make them last even longer than they're expected to. so, that's the first one replaced. just 224,999 to go! and with just over three weeks to the big switch—on, you better get a wiggle on, wes. shooting stars littered the sky last night as the perseid meteor shower was at its peak over the uk. you've been sending in your pictures from around the country. up to 100 shooting stars an hour were visible,
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there's another opportunity to see the display tonight. the perseid meteor shower happens everyjuly and august as the earth passes debris from the swift—tuttle comet. time to take a look at the weather now with philip avery. ‘s is there is a super day in prospect. a speckling of showers to be had across northern and western parts of scotland, maybe the odd rogue one getting into northern ireland. the high ground of wales and the southwest two. —— the southwest too. 24


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