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you are watching bbc news, the top stories now... four serving members of the british army have been arrested on suspicion of preparing a cts arrested on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism. the men who are all aged between 22 and 32 all alleged to belong to the band neo—nazi group, national action. a serious case review into the death of twenty—one month—old ayeeshia jane smith, murdered by her mother three years ago, has found social workers missed signs of danger, and showed a lack of professional curiosity. south korea puts on a show of strength, after pyongyang's latest missile test. however russia's president putin says further sanctions on the north are useless and the military stand off with the west, threatens a global catastrophe. the duke and duchess of cambridge have been awarded 90 thousand pounds in damages, after winning a privacy case against a french magazine, which published topless photos of kate while on holiday in provence. in a moment it
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will be time for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news... upgraded to extremely dangerous — hurricane irma heads towards the caribbean island of antgua — we'll have the latest on its journey. island of antgua — we'll have the latest on itsjourney. the island of antgua — we'll have the latest on its journey. the toymaker, lego announces its cutting 14 hundred jobs worldwide after profits fall — are computer games to blame? are solar storms to blame for whales who got lost on uk beaches last year and died? that's all ahead on bbc news. now, it's time for sportsday. .. hello and welcome to sportsday this tuesday evening. i'm leah boleto, stay right where you are because we've got more world cup qualifying action on the way tonight with wales away to moldova. can gareth bale help close the gap in group d. chris froome nearly doubles his lead after winning the individual time trail at the vuelta a espana — he's aiming to wrap up a tour de france—vuelta double.
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anthonyjoshua says he can't wait to get back in the ring after announcing he'll defend his wba and ibf world titles in october. coming up, i'm at lord's looking forward to the third and final deciding test match between england and the west indies. the west indian players are buoyed by something new, and something precious... they trained here today with self belief. welcome to sportsday. plenty to get through but we're going to start in moldova, that's where wales are tonight for their latest group d world cup qualifier. chris coleman's side boosted their hopes of qualifying for next year's world cup with a 1—0 win over austria on saturday, and now they're hoping to follow that up with another three points in kishinau. tomos dafydd reports from the moldovan capital. connecting planes, trains and
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battered automobiles, the fans have come to moldova. some have arrived in this remote corner of europe without a ticket because the dream ofa without a ticket because the dream of a world cup is all—consuming. you expecting gareth bale to deliver the goods? i think he will score first tonight. you've made it 2000 mile trip to kishinau, what is so special about following the national team? the passion, and the moisture in vermont. win or lose, that is what we are here for. we missed joe allen on saturday and he will make a big difference. moldova has one of the worst teams in europe, and wales are expected to win but do not think the hosts will
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give up easily. looking at the results, austria it took 18 minutes for them to get the first goal in vienna. they are a tough nut to crack. losing 3—0 against serbia, they are a top team bird moldova have a lot in them. the manager did not rule out starting ben woodman, the liverpool player became an insta nt the liverpool player became an instant national hero after scoring the winner in austria. gareth bale helped to persuade him to stay and play for wales. he could have played for england, born in nottingham but pa rt for england, born in nottingham but part of the welsh setup since the age of 13. qualifying due a maternal grandfather. i spoke to him and got him on board. we knew that he was a great player and we are delighted to have him and he is welsh anyway, so he is ours! wells are confident of bridging the gap in this group,
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achieving automatic provocation for finals in russia by finishing top or a possible play—off place by finishing second, that remains in their grasp. the message from the welsh camp in kishinau is familiar. it's another game that they simply had to win. gareth bale says they are treating the remaining three qualifiers as cup finals when nothing that maximum points will do. to travel so far without witnessing a win would be cruel but many are confident of getting the right result. sparking celebrations in moldova's largest city. there' full commentary of the match on bbc radio 5live along with text commentary on the bbc sport website. so lets have a look at how things stand in group d. wales sitting in third place, but a game against the bottom side gives them a real chance to potentially close the gap on serbia and ireland in first and second. those two teams meet in dublin a little later so something has to give. thomas kane has sent us this report. tonight, it could prove to be
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pivotal in the battle for qualification. it is all very tight at the top of group d. the republic of ireland managed to negotiate the campaign unbeaten but after a lacklustre performance and only managing a draw away to georgia, the pressure is on here tonight. victory over serbia would send them top of the table and crucially would ensure that they are in control of their own destiny for that one automatic spot for russia. anything less than a win could allow wales to leapfrog them in the table. manager martin o'neill is hoping that the side could draw inspiration from previous impressive displays during his tenure here in dublin... ? ? forcedblue that's exactly what we can do. think of the nights that we have had here at the aviva stadium, he mention germany, the world champions, we have beaten them and the play—off game against bosnia, that was fantastic. the fightback in some of the other matches we had and
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the grandstand finishes, that should feature in our minds and we are a couple of points behind serbia. i think that we all know that we are going out to actually try and win the game. we knew that it would never be plain sailing in the group. we are a team, we will not run away with the group as we are at the get some of the top teams in europe. we can draw on past results that we have had at the aviva stadium and hopefully give it full throttle and go for it. whatever the result it looks like this group will go right to the wire. after the evening the republic's two remaining fixtures in the group are here against moldova in october but for a quick turnaround for a potential showdown against a welsh side in cardiff... also tonight — coach of england women manager mark sampson says his "conscience is clear" following the allegations
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of bullying, discrimination and racism made by striker eni aluko. sampson was cleared by an fa inquiry into aluko's claims, and by an independent investigation. i have heard there are specifics in the allegation and, at the time, we released a statement to be clear that i did not say that, and i'm very disappointed the allegations have come out but i understand it and all i can say that i did not say that to eni. with any of my communication my intention is to support the players and give them confidence and give them every chance to be successful on the field. i've never accused any england player being arrested. as i said before, in all mike moeen occasion with the team my intention is to support the players and make them feel confident and give them every chance of performing on the field. if i've offended anyone by anything
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i've said, i'm incredibly disappointed and upset but absolutely it is never my intention. the intention of all my communication is to make sure that i'm treating the players with respect and players treat staff with respect and players treat staff with respect and players treat staff with respect and we are creating a very positive environment where people feel free to express their views and, in my opinion, for the team to move from where they were in 2013 where we did not win a game at the european championships, we were ranked outside of the top ten in the world, to be where we are today, that environment must be in place so iam that environment must be in place so i am confident that is the case and i will keep working hard with my staff and players to make sure we create that environment. some bad news for livepool‘s right—back nathaniel clyne, he's been ruled out for a significant period of time due to a back injury. clyne hasn't played since preseason and wasn't named in liverpool's champions league squad for the group stage. managerjurgen klopp says the reality is the england defender won't be back playing for "some time". chris froome has nearly doubled his lead at the vuelta
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a espana after winning the individual time trial today. he's bidding to become only the third rider in history to win the tour de france and tour of spain in the same year and now has nearly two minutes on his rivals with just five stages remaining. ben croucher reports. this is not the day where chris froome won the vaulted espana, that could come on sunday. this is where he turk giant pedal strokes towards it. in cycling there are those good on the flat, the hills, and against the clock. most of the last two and you are a formidable opponent. the opposition knew that they could lose time to the tour de france champion but it did not stop them trying. the dutchman moved himself into third with an impressive cycle on the a0 kilometre course. vincenzo nibali held onto second place but conceded nearly one minute to chris froome,
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as his grip on the race tightened, saving the best till last. eating up the climate is for his second win at the climate is for his second win at the race this year and arguably one of his most satisfying ever. still three finishes between then and now i'm standing at the top of the podium in madrid, it seems that there is no mountain that chris froome cannot conquer. here's a quick rundown of some of the day's other stories now... and in the tour of britain, australia's caleb ewan took back the overall lead as he sealed his second stage victory of the race so far. ewan beat edvald boasson hagen for dimension data into second in a sprint finish — the australian now has a six second lead. alexander kristoff was third on stage three which is a 100 and 78 kilometre ride from country park to scunthorpe. in rugby union — bath head coach tabai matson is leaving his role with the premiership club forfamily reasons. matson arrived at the club a year ago and will return to new zealand after bath's premiership game against northampton saints on friday. and jockey davy russell has been given a four—day ban after punching
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a horse on the back of her head before a race in ireland last month. he was originally given a caution but an appeal body decided didn't go far enough. the world heavyweight champion anthonyjoshua has confirmed his next fight will be in cardiff at the principality stadium on october 28th against the bulgarian kubrat pulev. joshua holds three belts and pulev is the mandatory ibf challenger. joshua's last fight was against vladimir klitchko at wembley stadium, the ukrainian has since retired — so no rematch. pulev has only lost one of his 26 pro—fights and that was to klitcshko two years ago. greetings fighting fans, i hope you are all well. on october 2081 will be defending my championship title
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of the world. it's been a long time coming andi of the world. it's been a long time coming and i cannot wait to get back into the ring. he says all three of his belts on the line and it mayjust be the ibf and the lesser regarded ipo, they may ta ke the lesser regarded ipo, they may take those titles out the equation as he is not facing their challengers. time for some cricket now — more on bangladesh and australia in a minute but first england's players have been going through their paces ahead of the third and final test against west indies which starts tomorrow. after a surprise victory for the windies in the last test at headingley, it's all to play for at lord's. here's our sports correspondentjoe wilson. here we are in the final test match of the english summer, september at lords can sometimes be a cold and dismal scenario but with a real sense of excitement here. that's because of the west indies and their victory in the second test at headingley meaning that the players
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are practising here with something new. a sense of confidence and self belief. that is very precious for any sporting coach to work with. i asked stuart law to imagine the feeling if the west indies were to wina feeling if the west indies were to win a series, by winning the test match here at lord's. i have been involved in campaigns. if you think about it you end up losing. we have to think about the process. edgbaston was hard to stick to, and at headingley we did stick to them. it's about sticking to those processes, in the test match. we know that if we stick to those processes, the victory in the end may not be too far out of reach. the issues affecting england include trying to beat the west indies, as well as the statistical achievements ofjimmy anderson, he could get to 500 wins easily in the test match. he could go even further, perhaps until the age of a0. is it
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realistic? the outgoing bowling coach for england was asked today whether he could realistically see anderson playing in the ashes series this winter but also coming back to play more. this was his answer.m only playing in one format now anyway, only test match cricket. if you say to him, look, i want you to get going. i'm sure it is something that he would snatch your hand off for that situation and as i said, he e njoys for that situation and as i said, he enjoys going back to lancashire and contributing there. he loves the game andl contributing there. he loves the game and i think that while he is still fit and strong, he will want to continue for as long as he can. ottis to continue for as long as he can. 0ttis gibson is about to join south africa as their overall full—time coach and england have the ashes to think about. selection for that squad will be somewhere in the thinking of this five—day test match but now they dare not look beyond
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the west indies which gives the match a very different and important field... joe wilson there. that match at lord's is england's final test before they face australia in the first ashes test in brisbane in november. meanwhile, australia are in bangladesh looking to level the series after a surprise defeat, it is going well so far. david warner is going well so far. david warner is leading the side's is impressive reply. the australians closed in on the host's first—innings total of 305. action is back under way on day nine of the us open in new york. the highest ranked player in the bottom half of the men's draw, spain's pablo carreno busta is on the court in his quarterfinal against diego schwartzman of argentina. pablo carreno—busta is two up. he is
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seeded 12th. if you hadn't already heard about this one it's worth a mention there was a dramatic match in new york overnight. despite feeling ill, and considering retirement, juan martin del potro came back from two sets down and saved two match points to beat dominic thiem. the 2ath seed, backed by a large argentine contingent, eventually came through in five sets in over three and a half hours on court. del potro now has the small matter of a quarterfinal clash with roger federer next. i was thinking of retiring in the middle of the second set, because i could not breathe. i could not move well. dominic was dominating the match so easily. then, when we started the first set, i broke his serve quickly. then i won in 20 minutes. the story changed a lot and i was beginning to see the crowd, andi i was beginning to see the crowd, and i took a lot of energy from the first. that's what i did in the end.
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i kept fighting and i did not give up i kept fighting and i did not give up any points until the fifth set andi up any points until the fifth set and i was ready to win the match at that moment. and finally, phil mickelson may have five majors to his name but he was still more than happy to get some advice from a young fan at the final round of the dell championships in boston. this video been shared online of a conversation he had with a young fan called riley yesterday, while he was waiting for the green to clear at the par—5 seventh... would you go out of the rough or would you lay up? ifi could hit my three wood to 60, i would probably go for it. —— to 260. three wood to 60, i would probably go for it. -- to 260. reilly, you
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can caddie for me any time. such a legend! that's all from sportsday. a quick reminder before we clock off tonight — kick off between wales and moldova takes place in a5 minutes. wales third in their world cup qualifying group are hoping to close the gap between serbia and the republic of ireland — we'll update you on that score and the rest of the sport through the evening on bbc news. have a great evening. the pace has stepped up of the exodus of rohingya muslims from mynamar, crossing the border into bangladesh, in recent days. they say they're fleeing violence from mynamar army units, with at least a00 people having been killed. in the past hour, the un secretary general antonio guterres, says there was a real risk of ethnic cleansing. he also said a plan must be put in place to give the rohingyas nationality or legal status.
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