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family and friends for a while. but just get through this week and then i'll be able to switch off a bit. quick review of froome's summer, he won the flooded espana and the tour de france. —— the vuelta. in norway, he won brands in the team trial with tea m he won brands in the team trial with team sky. today he will be in great britain colours. he insists that makes a difference. it is a huge honour to put on the gb colours and raise for something more than obviously trade team. there is only one occasion a year i get to do that and that is at the world championships and obviously the olympics every four years. it is a special occasion. while it is important to enjoy the moment, briefly, what froome really seizes anotherfinishing line briefly, what froome really seizes another finishing line ahead briefly, what froome really seizes anotherfinishing line ahead of him. others can admire the view. as the centre of the cycling world this week, bergen certainly wants to be seen. joe wilson, bbc news. time for a look at the weather.
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here's chris fawkes. thank you. we start off with maria. it made landfall imperator rico about two hours ago. winds gusting at 190 miles per. it is home to 3.5 million people. we will get catastrophic damage. the toll could be grim. in the danger zone after thatis be grim. in the danger zone after that is the dominican republic, and also the turks and caicos islands again. in the uk, we have got a relatively quiet weather picture. broken cloud across england. thicker cloud out west. a slow—moving weather front. it will take about 36 hours to cross the united kingdom. it will be with's for the next couple of days, bringing significant contrast across the uk. brighter skies across england where it stays largely dry. top temperatures 20
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degrees. overnight the band of rain will continue to move eastwards. more wet weather for scotland, northern ireland. the rain turning heavier in south—west wales and northern ireland. it will be a mild night. temperatures between 11 and 14 night. temperatures between 11 and 1a degrees. there will be quite a bit applied first thing in the morning. this band of rain pushing east. brighter skies. some morning. this band of rain pushing east. brighterskies. some late morning. this band of rain pushing east. brighter skies. some late day sunshine possible in wales and south—west england as the wet weather works its way across the spine of england. east anglia and so the sting and relatively warm. not feeling too bad when the september sunshine comes out. the weather front finally clears away from eastern england into the early hours of friday morning. clear skies following. the next weather system oozing from the west. rain from ireland pushing into scotland and western england and wales. it should bea dry western england and wales. it should be a dry day on friday. not doing
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too badly for the temperatures. 19 01’ too badly for the temperatures. 19 or 20 degrees in the east. heading into the weekend, this weather front pushes east. high pressure generally with us. we will see spells of rain perhaps trickling into northern ireland. apart from that, saturday promises to be a decent day. dry weather with some sunny spells. not too bad with the temperatures. quite a lot going on weather—wise in the uk. you can keep up—to—date with the latest on the massive hurricane battering puerto rico, on the bbc weather website. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me — and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. time for some sport on bbc news. hello i'm hugh ferris. the international pa ralympic committee has postponed two world championships that were due to take place in mexico city later this month, following the earthquake in the country.
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the swimming and weighlifting world championships formed the 2017 para sport festival, and have been postponed after the ipc consulted with local government and the organising committee. it's the first time the ipc has had to postpone a major championship, but they say these are unique circumstances and this is the right thing to do. having covered a combined distance of over 4,200 miles this summer, winning both the vuelta a espana and tour de france, there's no let—up for chris froome. he's putting on his national colours, and will race in the time trial at the world championships in norway this afternoon. it isa it is a huge honour to put on the gb colours and race for something more than our trade team. there is only one occasion a year i get to do that and that is at the world championships, and obviously the
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olympics every four years, so it's a special occasion, and something i certainly look forward to all year. former bowler graham onions admitted he may have to join the exodus from durham who have lost high—profile players after being relegated due to financial mismanagement. he has been with durham for 1h years and is the cou nty‘s with durham for 1h years and is the county's leading wicket taker but admits there might be a reason for him to leave. i want to make it clear i would love to stay. i've been coming to the stage in my career where i have done my coaching and that, and being a level for coach... i'm thinking about the future and i understand that... i like to think the performances, mine over the past weeks have been of a high standard. i would like to play for another two yea rs, i would like to play for another two years, but that is unfortunately not on the table at the moment. but i wa nt to on the table at the moment. but i want to go into coaching. england striker nikita parris insists her celebration came naturally, after she scored the first goal in their
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6—0 win over russia, and then ran to the bench with her team—mates to join mark sampson. the manager has been at the centre of allegations of bullying and racism, accusations he's been cleared of twice, made by former england forward eni aluko. and parris told our correspondent katie gornall she wanted to get a point across after a difficult couple of months for the team and sampson. we are united as a team. it's been a tough time for us all, but we are sticking together on our world cup campaign. it has been a tough few months, but mark has put me in a position to play seniorfootball at home in merseyside, and i am grateful for the whole experience, really. you wanted to make a statement? yeah, definitely. there are some intriguing efl cup third round ties this evening. darren ferguson's father sir alex duelled with arsene wenger for many years and now he has the chance to put one over the arsenal manager. his doncaster rovers side travel to the emirates where wenger is expected to give some
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of his younger players a chance.. of his younger players a chance. comparable to the best site i had before, arsene wenger plays well, promising. now we're at the stage where the first step is to know we have the quality and the second step is to continue by good coaching, and third step is to integrate them in the first team, and that is the most difficult. that's all sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's you can find out what's been cancelled or postponed in mexico city on the website. more in the next hour. more on our main story this afternoon. more than 220 people have lost their lives in a devastating earthquake that has struck mexico, toppling dozens of buildings, making thousands homeless and leaving millions more without power. juan paullier is bbc mundo's correspondent in mexico city.
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he's been out on the streets of the capital. dozens of buildings collapsing in this part of mexico city, and here in particular, over there and there is one where there is a gas leak at the moment. people were working trying to fix it. that is as soon as possible in order to avoid a bigger tragedy. but here they are getting ready for the worst. they have blankets and medical supplies in case they have to treat injured people. translation: the hospital is under control as the earthquake security protocol dictates. we evacuated the whole hospital and checked the structure. it's working at 100%. it has external light because there is no power in the area, but the hospital has its own power for eight hours before we actually run out of diesel. translation: we are organising the volunteers we have, doctors, nurses, and we're working with our own materials and supplies from the people. so far we have not received
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any injured people. we're waiting. translation: we need antibiotics, healing patches, wooden boards, ropes, blankets, food, medical help! daniel lieberson is an american who is currently working in mexico city. he told matthew price what happened when the earthquake hit. i was on the 26th floor of the hilton hotel, which is the secon— highest building in mexico city, and it was impossible to stand up. glass was breaking, furniture falling over... you basically had to crawl out. right now, as he said, it is night—time. the officials and police have called us to stay off the streets. there are only ambulances, fire engines and some volunteer trucks going by, because there's people trapped in the rubble. and there's a lot of looting going on, we have been told. some stores have been damaged, the doors and windows, people are taking advantage and entering the stores,
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so they have asked us to stay off the streets. but it has been pretty horrific. as you know, mexico city was built on a lakebed, so we really feel 7.1, it feels a lot stronger. i used to live in chile, and africa in kenya, and this was much stronger, much, much stronger. and it is clear that you are very high up in the hotel that you are staying in at the moment. were you in that room when it happened? i am on the 25th floor. i was on the 26th at the time any business meeting, and everyone knew it was an earthquake, but there was no way to get out. i couldn't go down the stairs until later. when we went down the stairs, the plumbing had broken and there was water flowing down the stairwell is. there was a woman who had to be carried out, she was in a wheelchair and she was carried down about 20 flight of stairs. so it was a rather frightening time. a lot of people are sleeping in the lobby of the hotel now because they are afraid that there will be some after—shocks. this quake struck exactly 32 years
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to the day after an earthquake that left 10,000 people dead. so why is this part of mexico so vulnerable to earthquakes? it is the second to hit the country injusta it is the second to hit the country in just a fortnight. samantha simmonds explains. mexico city is in a valley and is on a historic lakebed. it sits on soft blue soil but essentially act as an amplifier for tremors. when seismic waves arrive in that valley, the whole place behaves like a bowl of jelly, shaking up the soil. this intensifies the seismic waves and the shaking. this quake comes 11 days after the most powerful earthquake to hit the nation in decades killed at least 90 people and destroyed more than 115,000 homes in the south of mexico. the country is especially seismic because it sits on three giant tectonic plates. mexico as a country is one of the most seismically active countries in the world, and mexico city has a particular geology that makes it rather susceptible to shaking from even
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quite distant earthquakes. the earthquake devastated vast areas... tuesday's earthquake struck exactly 32 years to the day since mexico's worst—ever quake killing 10,000 people in mexico city. since then, building regulations have been tightened, and disaster readiness improved. but tuesday's quake struck without warning. even though safety standards have improved, there are still clearly a mixture of structures in the city, with many vulnerable buildings. there are warnings of likely after—shocks of up to around six magnitude for days or possibly weeks to come. samantha simmonds, bbc news. you can also keep up to date on the bbc news website, with live updates and eyewitness accounts — head to in a moment, a summary of the business news this hour,
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but first, the headlines on bbc news: a devastating earthquake hits mexico, killing more than 220 people including at least 20 children in a school. dozens of buildings have collapsed and the search for survivors continues. detectives in wales had arrested two more men in connection with the parsons green tube attack, following the arrest of a man in newport yesterday, so five men are being held. hurricane maria has made landfall in puerto rico, 35 miles east of the capital, with winds of over 150 mph. the business headlines this afternoon: india's tata steel and german rival, thyssenkrupp are to merge their european steel operations creating the world's second largest steel maker. the tie—up though will lead to around 4000 job losses. the two companies have been in negotiations since last year, when tata abandoned plans to sell off its uk operations, including its site at port talbot in south wales. retail sales jumped last month
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as shoppers continued to spend despite strong price rises. sales were up 2.4% on this time last year, the 52nd consecutive month of year—on—year increases and much higher than forecasts. and young people in britain are spending three times more on housing than their grandparents dead, according to the resolution foundation. those now in their 70s and 80s spent 7% of their annual income on housing in their 30s, were the baby boom generation in their 50s and 60s spent 17%. the think tank claims millenials are on the sharp end of britain's housing catastrophe. welcome to the business news this afternoon. big movements in the steel industry. tata steel and germany's thyssenkrupp have agreed to merge their european operations in a move that would create the second biggest steel—maker in europe.
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the two companies have been in negotiations since last year when tata halted the sale of its uk business. talks had stalled over tata's huge pension liabilities. the new business is expected to employee 118,000 people. and the combined group will operate across 31 different sites throughout europe. but it will involve the loss of 4,000 jobs across europe. earlier, we asked thyssenkrupp's chief financial officer whether the number of redundancies could be even higher. what we clearly wanted to outline here is that we see a maximum, and we have seen that a lot of fears in some of the involved countries were there that it would be by far bigger. i think this number, given the more than 45,000 employees that we have in these assets currently, and that we want to realise it over a time frame of the first year, clearly indicates that there will be redundancies, but that the volume of the redundancies is a lot less than many people expected. and on top of that, one clearly has to say if both parties continued to stand alone, i think the redundancies to cope with the challenges of our industry would be higher. earlier gleick clark, secretary of
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state for business, energy and industrial strategy warrant that, although this deal is a step of the right direction we should because just about optimism. a step just about optimism. astep in just about optimism. a step in the right direction, a positive step, but when you consider that just over one year positive step, but when you consider thatjust over one year ago it was being thought that the port talbot works in particular might have to close, then this announcement secures the future of port talbot, and the other tata steel making sites across the uk, so it is a good step forward. the general secretary at the union community and chair of the national trade union steel coordinating committee said the deal between tata steel and the other company has the potential to protect steel—making in
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the future. this is a positive step in the right direction. we are to have an understanding, that they will invest £100 million a year over the next ten years. that is in the british steel industry and that will tra nsfer steel industry and that will transfer into the joint venture. we have had that assurance we are fairly confident that will happen. you are right that the investment in the steel industry is key and vital. the industry lives and brides on investment and we need to see a firm commitment to that and we need to see an investment into the blast furnace relining in port talbot, and if we can press start on that and get those assurances we can secure the future of port talbot for many yea rs the future of port talbot for many years to come. are we a nation of smartphone addicts? the latest mobile consumer survey from deloitte suggests we might be. more than a third of its 4,150 respondents admitted to looking at their smartphones within five minutes of waking up. over half do so within a quarter of an hour. and more than three—quarters
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check their smartphones within the last hour before going to sleep. joining us now is paul lee, head of research for technology, media and telecoms at deloitte uk. thank you forjoining us. is this surprising? because smart bombs are now many computers. essentially we are checking computers before slipping. —— smartphones are many computers. smart bombs are unrecognisable from the bones that launched before. they are powerful and doing the role is a computer used to do a few years back. —— smartphones are unrecognisable from the telephones before. doing more things with telephones through day. is it telephones through day. isita telephones through day. is it a bad thing? with any new technology, in some cases we will breeze, so we need to adjust and get used to how exactly we wa nt adjust and get used to how exactly we want to use this technology. that is the case with every technology
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introduced over time. a lot of people talk about children using smartphones too much but 20 years ago people talked about children using television too much or games consoles. with every generation there is a new technical threat which we learn to absorb. teenagers are apparently worst offenders. why is that? it isa offenders. why is that? it is a time when you want to communicate a lot. one thing we have seen communicate a lot. one thing we have seenin communicate a lot. one thing we have seen in our research amongst 16 to 19—year—olds, about two thirds of them admit to looking at their phones after they have gone to sleep. a quarter of them respond to messages. a message would wake you up, and having disrupted sleep is not a good thing ever. also seeing older age groups use bones a lot more. seven out of 1055 to 75—year—old is now have a smartphone, so that proportion has let over the last five years. bully more young generations using them in schools and education as
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well, because they need to adapt to different technology? —— will we see more young generations using them in schools? one area to be useful for schools to look at is teaching children how to develop websites for smartphones. the next ten years will see a revolution in how the workforce in general uses smartphones to improve their productivity. the last decade has been about revolutionising the customer, the consumer, and the next ten yea rs customer, the consumer, and the next ten years will be about revolutionising the workforce. it is important to learn how to use computers and how to manipulate them, but also it is the case with smartphones as well. thank you. in other business news: japan's exports soared again last month, but more than 18%. a whopping 18%. that's the strongest figure in four years. a pick—up in shipments of cars, car parts, and semiconductor equipment boosted japan's exports to the united states by 21% up
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from a still impressive 11.5% in the previous month. google is to invest £1 million in projects to help counter online extremism. the fund is part of a nearly £4 million fund set aside to tackle extremist content online. it comes as prime minister theresa may urges technology companies to do more to shut down spaces where extremist views and content can be shared. ryanair is offering its pilots bonuses of up to £12,000 if they hand back some of their annual holiday allowance. the irish carrier is trying to avoid even more flight cancellations after it announced that thousands of flights were being cancelled because it had "messed up" pilot holiday rotas. let's look at markets before we go. kingfisher group is one of the biggest risers, they own and b and q and screw fix. they are doing well at 5.8%. that's it for me. back in an hour's time. he famously broke is like two years ago after diving off the stage at a
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gig in sweden. —— broke his leg. foo fighters front man, dave grohl, has revealed prince harry visited him in hospital after he broke his leg, while on tour in 2015. the singer also says the injury helped to inspire the band's new album. he was speaking to the bbc‘s entertainment correspondent, colin paterson, along with foo fighters' drummer, taylor hawkins. well, you know, the funny thing is, falling off the stage in sweden and breaking my leg on the last record tour was actually kind of at the beginning, it was at the beginning of the tour almost, you know. yeah, i mean, we'd only been doing shows for a couple of months at that point. yeah, so we had 70 more shows, 60 more shows after that. it didn't hurt when it happened. then it was hard to tour for six months afterwards, sitting in this ridiculous throne thing. i was physically exhausted. i was mentally exhausted and emotionally drained. and ijust thought, you know, let's just stop for a while. let's take a year off. which is a long time for us. some bands disappear forfive or six years, i can't imagine doing that. you know, i don't really have friends outside of the members of the foo fighters, you know!
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it's such a big part of our lives that it's hard to step away from. and in those six months, i kind of like got reclusive and isolated and depressed and bummed out. and i eventually realised, the one thing that makes me the most happy in life is making music, and making it with my friends. # run for your life with me #wake up...# a lot of the lyrics were written in a short period of time. just as trump got the nomination to run for president of the united states of america. you know, to see what that was doing tojust the general overall psyche of america... our country was just flipping out in disbelief that this is actually happening. it's what we were talking about every day when we were writing the record. it's like, every day was a new tweet. what happened backstage with you and harry at the invictus games? oh, gosh.
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it was the night before the invictus games, and we were playing at the ambassador's house. i was tired. i wasjet—lagged. i mean, we started talking, we started just kind of having a real talk, and i'mjust like... "wow, i'm sojet—lagged right now". we were getting ready to walk on stage, you know. i wasjust tired and sojet—lagged. and he just goes... and ijust went... he goes like... he's in the military, too! laughter. i was just a little like, what was that?! and it was great and it was funny. i wore the slap with pride. when i had my surgery here in london, he was actually one of the first people to come visit me afterwards. and he brought me... he brought me a gift, he brought me this little pillow to put my ipad on whilst i was in recovery. how difficult is it combining rock stardom with the school run? well, i used to think
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that they were mutually exclusive. that you couldn't really do the two together. i used to think, ok, i'm going to do this until i'm like in my 30s, then i'm going to stop and i'm going to start normal life. why the hell would you want to do that?! laughter. well, because i wanted a normal life, you know? like, there's part of me that wants a normal life. that would entail a job. and eventually you realise that this, for me, is a normal life. when you've got daughters heading towards teenage years, and you know what guys in their teenage years are like, how worried are you? i always had this plan that if my daughter ever started dating a musician, that i'd invite him over, and tell him, i will get you a record deal if you never hang out with my daughter ever again. that's like plan a! fantastic. foo fighters, thank you very much. it's good to see you again, yeah. time for a look at the weather.
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thank you. we will have a quick look at hurricane maria and the latest, this massive hurricane made landfall two and a half hours ago across the eastern coast of puerto rico, grinding north—west words. across the most populated areas of this densely populated island. 3.5 million people live in harm's wave from this massive storm, winds gusting to 150 mph and will do catastrophic damage. the toll could be grim over the next days. it will affect the dominican republic before the turks and k costs islands. in the turks and k costs islands. in the uk we have a weather front towards the west. the atlantic, a wiggle on it. it will be slow—moving, taking 36 hours to com pletely slow—moving, taking 36 hours to completely across the uk. it will be with us for the next day and a half.
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brings significant daily weather contrast. today most of the rain is across and with ism: geratgé’; fir figgigfr'! ififil’iéfié’ slow—moving front pushes eastwards, 755 g. g heavy with rain getting heavy for a ten across and east of this, southerly winds, the east of this, southerly winds, and a mild native temperatures 11 or 14 celsius. ml start to thursday by a cloudy start. outbreaks of rain turned quite heavy and slow moving across scotland and northern england and wales, pushing to the midlands and wales, pushing to the midlands and central and southern england through the day. staying dry and right across east anglia and that these england, with highest average is tomorrow reaching around 20 or 21 celsius. pressure conditions with sunshine later in the day working into western areas, one or two showers in northern ireland. through thursday night, the weather front finally swept away from east anglia
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and south—east england, the next one comes in and makes its presence. across northern ireland, with more wet weather coming to the western areas through friday. east anglia and south—east england not doing badly. the weather still there with temperatures around 19 or 20 celsius in warmest spot. where sunshine comes out age appeal reasonably pleasant, for the weekend, that we weather front pushes eastwards, whilst weakening. high—pressure weather is generally but for the front, affecting north—west of the weekend, wet and windy weather into northern ireland. aside from that it's a promising start to the weekend with sunshine around, and most of us will see temperatures between 17 and 20 celsius. a good deal milder than it has been over recent days. find out what the weather is up to where you live by heading this is bbc news. the headlines at 2pm: the moment a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central mexico, killing more than 220 people and toppling dozens of buildings. more than 20 children died
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when their school collapsed. the desperate search for survivors continues. there are 30 children missing, eight adults still missing and the rescue efforts are ongoing. hurricane maria has made landfall in puerto rico, with winds of 150 miles per hour. two more men have been arrested in south wales over last friday's terror attack on a london underground train. also this hour: can the british cyclist chris froome do the triple? he's hoping to add to his trophy cabinet by becoming world champion at the men's time trial this afternoon.
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