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hello, this is bbc news. i'm nkem ifejika. president trump has confirmed he intends to run for election in 2020. he made the comments during an interview with the journalist piers morgan. the us president also spoke about his meeting with queen elizabeth. this has been described as a private visit to scotland, but president trump is not publicity shy. making his way around the turnberry fairways, acknowledging the waiting media and protesters. donald trump the businessman owns two golf courses in scotland. donald trump the president calls his ayrshire resort "magical". president trump has described his trip to turnberry as "two days of meetings, calls, and hopefully some golf." he has managed to play a round, but it's not been entirely relaxing — protesters getting close to the course. demonstrations too in scotland's capital, where many thousands took to the streets of edinburgh.
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we don't agree, he doesn't have a special relationship with the british people, and we just need to exercise our right to protest. he is a cruel, horrible man, and as an american i should speak out. this is now the third day of protests. not impressed, says the minister hoping to cut a deal with the us after brexit. i don't think that the protesters were an embarrassment to the government, i think they were an embarrassment to themselves. and i think when you have the president of united states, the leader of the free world, greeted with signs that say, "go home, we hate you", i don't think that reflects the genuine good manners and hospitality of the british people. hello, glasgow! the diplomacy seemingly strained at other points, too. it has been reported that donald trump has said he hates scotland's first minister, nicola sturgeon. addressing a pride march in glasgow,
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she said it is the policies, not personality, that matter. many people in scotland and across the uk, and we've seen that over the last couple of days, take strong objection to some of the policies of the trump administration — the treatment of minorities and women, or most importantly, the separation of migrant children from their parents, and i think it's important that we don't have diplomatic silences around those things, but we all have the ability to speak out. last night's security breach by a greenpeace campaigner who got close to donald trump is being investigated. security here is very visible and tight — until the president leaves for helsinki tomorrow. lorna gordon, bbc news at turnberry in ayrshire. let's get some of the day's other news. hamas militants in gaza says they have agreed to a ceasefire with israeli forces after heavy clashes left two palestinian teenagers dead. earlier israeli fighter jets bombed a high rise building in the shati refugee camp in the northern gaza strip. israel said the building
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was a training facility for the militant group hamas. at least two students have died during an attack on a church in nicaragua. dozens of students had been taking part in anti—government protests when they came under attack from paramilitaries and became trapped in the church on friday evening. they could be escorted out after the intervention of the roman catholic cardinal and another bishop. hundreds of people had been holding a vigil outside the church. the italian authorities have transferred a50 migrants from a boat in the mediterranean, amid a dispute with malta about who should be responsible for them. eight women and children were taken to the italian island of lampedusa. the others were placed in two italian patrol boats, but it's not clear where they were taken. officials in somalia say at least seven people have been killed in two
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car bombings in mogadishu. five of the dead are said to be from the islamist group al shabaab which carried out the attack. british police have recovered more than 400 items and samples in connection with the poisoning of a couple. dawn sturgess and charlie rowley were exposed to the nerve agent novichok last month. ms sturgess died last weekend, while mr rowley remains in a critical condition in hospital. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: belgium beat england in the world cup‘s third place playoff. it's their best ever finish at the tournament. let's get more now on the news that palestinian officials say israel and militant groups in gaza have agreed a ceasefire. michael singh is a senior fellow at the washington institute — and a former senior director for middle east affairs at the national security council. the announcement by a hamas
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spokesman comes after israel carried out what it said were its most significant air strikes on the gaza strip since 2014. israel has declined to comment on the statement by hamas. lebo diseko reports. and just a warning — there are some distressing images. this is what israel is calling the hardest blow it has dealt hamas in gaza since their large—scale airstrikes in 2014. the idf says its fighterjets hit dozens of targets, including a weapons manufacturing site, storage facilities, and a training camp. israel says the raids were in response to rockets fired on its territory. three people were wounded in a rocket attack on a house. translation: in consultation with the ministry of defence, the chief of staff, and the top security command of the state of israel, we have decided on strong action against hamas terrorism. the idf struck them with the hardest blows since 2014 and will increase the strength of
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attacks as necessary. but palestinian health officials say two teenagers who'd been passing by a building were killed in the strikes. 12 people are said to have been injured. this latest round of hostilities took place amid the simmering tensions at gaza's perimeter fence. on friday, israeli soldiers shot dead a 15—year—old boy, bringing the number of palestinians killed during regular protests to 130. earlier, hamas had said the two side had reached a truce, but that's not confirmed. people on both sides of this will no doubt be hoping it will hold. lebo diseko, bbc news. you can keep up—to—date with all the latest news on the middle east on oui’ latest news on the middle east on our website. you can find further analysis as well as reports from correspondence and eyewitness accounts. just go to the website
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will stop we can download the bbc news apt. the prime minister, theresa may has warned her own conservative mps not to put the government's plans for brexit at risk. she's appealed for them to back her in key votes in the house of commons in the coming week. 0ur political correspondent iain watson has more details. basically some long—standing leavers are unhappy with her brexit plan, her white paper, so they are trying to scupper key elements of it by trying to change legislation in the house of commons next week. writing in the mail on sunday she is warning them that if they do so and do not get behind the plan, they risk a disorderly brexit, or as she puts it, possibly risk brexit itself. the mail on sunday splashed it on the front page, "back me or there will be no brexit." tough words from the prime minister for some of the long—standing brexiteers but also tough words for the remainers who wants to stay in the customs union because she says that would be a betrayal of brexit. there is another ministerial resignation tonight, andrew griffiths, the business minister, has resigned because partly, according to the papers, he sent a rather large number of text messages of a sexual nature to some of his constituents.
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i think the prime minister will be relieved tonight that this is one resignation which appears to have nothing to do with brexit, and i think she will have to be as relaxed as she can for a very challenging week ahead. let us get more detail on this apparent ceasefire in the gaza strip. michael singh is a senior fellow at the washington institute — and a former senior director for middle east affairs at the national security council. for benjamin netanyahu to describe this as the biggest set of airstrikes in four yes, that would suggest there has been a stuff happening beneath the surface that
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not everyone is seeing —— years. what it reflects is we have seen, since the end of may, everyone remembers those demonstrations that we re remembers those demonstrations that were taking place on the gaza border, which were followed baby in century kites, they fly and land in israel and create fires. they followed by rocket and mortar fire. there has been a demand from israelis for a response to this, deterrence to the attacks. i think what you have seen is a back and forth now between rock and mortar fire coming from gaza and an israeli response using fighterjets. the ceasefire we have been talking about, has it held, do you know?m has not held, as far as i know. as far as has not held, as far as i know. as farasi has not held, as far as i know. as far as i know there was additional mortar fire sunday morning far as i know there was additional mortarfire sunday morning in israel. this attempt for a ceasefire to be mediated by egypt has been going on for some time, really since
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this exchange of rockets and mortars and airstrikes by israel has been going on, because there is worry, i think, on all sides, going on, because there is worry, i think, on allsides, the going on, because there is worry, i think, on all sides, the egyptians and israelis both, that essentially gazais and israelis both, that essentially gaza is a powder keg and this good at any point escalate to full—blown conflict. what is hamas's endgame here, what are they trying to achieve? it seems that what hamas is trying to achieve is to break out of this isolation which has been imposed not just by this isolation which has been imposed notjust by israel but by egypt and by the palestinian authority. they have been sanctioned by mark wood a bus against gaza for some time now, dating back to an attack. they using the demonstrations, the kites, the rocket and mortar fire, demonstrations, the kites, the rocket and mortarfire, as demonstrations, the kites, the rocket and mortar fire, as a way to get out of that isolation. just to get out of that isolation. just to get back to the point you made a little earlier about gaza being a powder keg, that is basically to
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avoid full—blown conflict between hamas and israel once again, is that right? that is right. we have had nearly a three and a half year lull since the last major conflict. i don't think either side in this case once an open confrontation. both sides probably would like to avoid that if they can. it is awfully difficult to avoid when you have this battle for the exchange of violence. there is going to need to be some sort of new approach to gaza. you have the un co—ordinator working on that. i do believe the white house itself is working on a new approach to gaza. i think there is wide recognition as to how dangerous the situation is. that new approach, do we know what it might entail? i think i focus right now is less on the sort of big—ticket projects in gaza which have been big focus in the past, and more an effort, in exchange for a calm front in gaza and they come into these
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rocket and mortar attacks, an increase in the quick rehabilitations projects which might make a difference on the ground in gaza. it may sound a lot like what has happened in the past but i think there is an effort to bring things online quickly as opposed to larger projects which have gone on in the past. thank you very much. michael singh, seniorfellow past. thank you very much. michael singh, senior fellow at the washington institute. the former sinn fein president gerry adams has appealed to those who carried out an attack on his home in west belfast to meet him. an explosive device was thrown at the house last night. it follows several nights of rioting in londonderry, which police have blamed on dissident republicans. 0ur ireland correspondent, chris page reports. people in northern ireland had hoped these scenes had disappeared from their streets. but in the last week, there's been an unwelcome reminder that paramilitary violence has not ended. in londonderry, there were six nights of trouble in the bogside area. police blamed dissident republicans who are opposed to the peace process. sinn fein condemned the rioting, and this may have been
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the retaliation for that — an explosive device, made up of large fireworks, was thrown at the home of the party's former leader, gerry adams. he appealed for calm and had a message for those who targeted him. i'd like them or their representatives to come and meet me. i'd like them to sit down and explain to me what this is about. i'd like those who are involved in exploiting children in derry to do the same thing. a similar device was thrown at the house of bobby storey, one of mr adams's closest allies. he's a former ira prisoner who is also a senior senior sinn fein member. sinn fein dominates irish republicanism. the party has greatly increased its electoral strength during the peace process. but there's a small minority of republicans who still think the ira should never have called a ceasefire, and they're hostile towards sinn fein‘s political strategy. dangerous disorder is much less common here than it used to be,
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but sudden outbreaks showed that peace building isn't complete yet. chris page, bbc news, belfast. twelve boys and their football coach, rescued from a flooded cave in thailand, are to be discharged from hospital on thursday. the date was revealed at a news conference, during which a new video of the boys was also shown. the father of one of the boys, who's the team captain, has been speaking to the bbc. martin patience reports from thailand. they're arguably the world's most famous football team. the latest pictures from hospital where the boys are building up their strength. this player wants to eat crispy pork and fried rice. another boy is after some sushi, and a third wants a kfc. thank you so much. after the darkness of the cave, they now have the light to draw.
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one of those recovering is 13—year—old dom. his father has spoken exclusively to the bbc. translation: he said it was an enormous struggle inside the cave. it was of course dark, and there was no food. they drank the water dripping from the roof of the cave. the coach got them to meditate every day. it created a tight group, and they all stayed together. they must have feared that they were going to die in that cave. yes, because children are not like adults and cannot control their emotions in the same way. in the darkness, some of them must have been crying. i think many were afraid of the dark. what is the first thing he wants to do when he gets out of hospital? when he comes out, i want to hug him and tell him that i love him very much. and we need to celebrate his birthday and have hot pork for him, because that's what he will want to eat and to have a cake, a big cake so that he's happy.
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and dom will not have to wait long for that belated birthday. officials say the boys will be out of hospital in a few days. martin patience, bbc news, thailand. i would also like to have some fried pork with rice and cake. the main headlines this out: there's been a third day of protests against president trump, as he continues his uk trip in scotland. he's said he fully intends to run for re—election in 2020. after israel's biggest attack against hamas militants in gaza for four years, hamas say a ceasefire's now been agreed. an extraordinary mountain rescue has taken place in the american state of oregon, after a man from texas climbed to the top of mount hood in an apparent suicide attempt and had to be airlifted by helicopter. daniel mckerrell has more. perched on the side of a mountain,
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a helicopter from the oregon national guard is hovering at over 11,000 feet above sea level with just its rear wheels touching down on the snow. it had been called in to rescue a man who, authorities say, had attempted suicide on the summit of mount hood, along with six mountain rescue personnel who had gone up to save him. the slope of the mountainside was so sleep, the rotor blades of the chinook helicopter were spinning dangerously close to chest height. because of the angle, we had to crawl out there just to get under the rotor blades. it's kind of surreal, but you just have to trust the pilots know what they are doing. local media say the man climbed to the peak of mount hood on thursday with no plans to descend. the man sent a distress call to the county sheriff's office from the mountain and a rescue team was dispatched, reaching him early the following morning. rescuers said the man appeared to have been on the mountain all night.
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he was alive and uninjured but unable to descend. as the summer day got warmer, rescuers were concerned the mountain would become more treacherous. this time of day, the mountain starts to fall apart. everything is melting, ice and rock is coming off the mountain. after being airlifted from the top of mount hood, the man was flown to a nearby sports field where he was transferred to an ambulance and driven to hospital. his identity has not been released by authorities. in all, the helicopter rescue took just over 30 minutes, including three minutes with two wheels touched down on oregon's highest peak. 30 passengers have been treated in hospital in germany after a ryanair plane suffered a sudden loss of cabin pressure. the aircraft was flying from dublin to croatia, and was forced to make an emergency landing in frankfurt. some of the people on board have complained of suffering headaches and nausea. the uk's newest polar research ship, the sir david attenborough, has been launched on merseyside. the name was chosen for the largest commercial ship built in britain for three decades after ministers
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rejected a public vote for boaty mcboatface. 0ur science correspondent, victoria gill watched the launch. three, two, one, launch. years of work and one momentous splash — as britain's newest polar research ship floats for the very first time in the river mersey, the man whose name it now bears considers the role the vessel will play in polar science. it's only in recent years that we've discovered how dangerous plastic is. before that, we didn't really understand about cfcs and the problems of what it was doing to the atmosphere and the ozone layer. and so what this ship will be discovering is not only solutions but revealing problems to which i hope it will find the solutions. while she's not the biggest vessel built here on the mersey, this ship will be a unique place for researchers to work.
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we'll have the labs, mostly aft, cabin areas, and then this little bit in between which has got a coffee shop, there's a gym and a sauna just forward. nice! yeah. as well as labs and living quarters, the vessel has giant freezers to keep safe scientific samples from the polar extremes of our planet. now that all 10,000 tonnes of her hull is in the water for the first time, there is actually still plenty of work to do. there's a whole accommodation block to be lifted onto the ship. but once that is done, she'll be ready to head to some of the most remote corners of our planet. this is how the ship will look when the real exploration starts. trials in the ice of arctic waters will begin next spring. from then on, the sir david attenborough will spend 25 years as a base for polar discoveries that are yet to be made. victoria gill, bbc news, birkenhead. now to the world cup and belgium have beaten england in the third—place playoff to ensure their best—ever finish
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at the tournament. england's top scorer harry kane admitted his side need to improve if they are to end their long trophy drought. adam wild has all the action. and so for these sides the final stop on the world cup journey, not the destination where they wanted it all to end, not the game which anyone really wanted to play, yet pride, passion still counts plenty. while that's true for england, so too is it for belgium. inside four minutes, a goal, a lead, this clearly still matters. thomas meunier missed the semifinals, suspended, this his belated offering of amends. still this is a young england team whose exploits continue to inspire. and at 1—0 hope remained. eric dier now the one marauding forward. a brilliant opportunity — so close. denied when it mattered most. agonisingly for england, the tale of the tournament. when faced with eden hazard, england ultimately had no answer. belgium's second securing a third place at this world cup. for england, the journey‘s end.
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not the ending they wanted for belgium, with bronze for the golden generation. adam wild, bbc news. tennis and wimbledon where the german angelique kerber has beaten serena williams to become the women's champion for the first time. taking the match in straight sets kerber picks up her third grand slam title. williams was the favourite going into the match despite it being only her fourth tournament since giving birth in september. joe lynsky reports. for all the finals or the titles, this is perhaps serena's greatest match. 36—year—old williams had a baby last year. she said she could barely walk to her letterbox. now she's back on the centre. the instinct has never escaped her. but she would need all those flashes to topple angelique kerber. the german new defence was key to a first wimbledon title.
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stay in the rallies and wait for the openings. that persistence was forcing the errors. williams had lost sight of how to finish the points. and with the american toiling, kerber clinched the first set. this year's women's draw has seen other star names fall early. quietly, kerber has carved her way through each round, on the greatest stage she was seizing the moment, becoming a champion. oh, and there it is now. not to be for serena williams today. everything today for angelique kerber. defeat for serena's not a fairy tale they expected. but to get this far so soon is a victory in itself. for kerber this was a win built on her own kind of resilience. joe lynsky, bbc news. an iceberg weighing up to 11 million tons has drifted close to a small village on the western coast of greenland, prompting fears that falling chunks of ice will unleash an enormous wave on the coastline. the iceberg is looming over houses in the village of innaarsuit,
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about 1,000 kilometres north of the capital. local reporters say they fear it could split at any moment. and to show it's not alljust about football in russia, some transport workers in moscow have turned to a spot of bowling. this is apparently an actual sport called tram bowling. just one of many events celebrating the city's transport day. now let's get their weather. hello. for much of the uk the weekend got off to a fine, warm to hot start with long, sunny spells. england and wales are going to hold on to more of the same during sunday, whereas for scotland and northern ireland, more clouds and some rain coming in. already on saturday this weather system showed itself in highland scotland with cloudy skies and patchy rain.
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sunday, it's on the move across more of scotland and northern ireland, taking some occasional rain and making it cooler than it was on saturday. high pressure holding on in england and wales, and this is where the sunshine and the very warm to hot weather will prevail for another day. this is how sunday is shaping up. very slowly, some patchy rain easing through northern ireland and scotland. i don't think much at all in eastern scotland until late in the day. for england and wales, some cloud is going to build, long sunny spells into the afternoon, and every bit as warm or hot as it was on saturday. a little cooler in scotland and northern ireland. still some spots, helped by a few sunny spells into the low 20s. for much of england and wales, we are talking mid 20s, high 20s in some spots in northern england. maybe even low 30s across the hotspots in south—east england. so it is going to be a hot one at wimbledon for the men's final. could be the hottest since 1984. we expect fewer sunny skies compared to saturday. as we go through sunday evening
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and night, this weather system, it's taking its time but it will eventually move a bit further south and take a few showery downpours towards wales and western parts of england. as monday begins it is going to be a little cooler on sunday night in scotland and northern ireland, after a rather sultry saturday night. so this is how monday is looking. this weather system slowly moving south—east. the potential for some heavy downpours. keep your expectations in check. some spots will end up with nothing, but others could get a useful downpour. the odd showers in scotland and northern ireland. still some heat around for east anglia, the east midlands, south—east england. near 30 in the hotspots, there could be an isolated shower. as this weather system finally completes its journey east across the uk, by tuesday we are into cooler and fresh air.
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it's not going to be cold. temperatures will still be in the high teens and low to mid—20s. it is not going to be as hot as it has been and not quite sunny. we will have a few days midweek where apart from the odd shower there will still be lots of dry weather around, some pleasant sunny spells, before potentially a wetter weather system comes in. that's your forecast. this is bbc world news. the headlines: president trump has confirmed he intends to run for re—election in 2020. speaking to his friend and journalist piers morgan he said he didn't believe any democrat could beat him. thousands of people in scotland have staged protests against his visit — as he played golf at his resort in ayrshire. palestinian officials say israel and militant groups in gaza have
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agreed a ceasefire. the announcement by a hamas spokesman comes after the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, said the israeli airforce had carried out its biggest attack against militant targets in the gaza strip since 2014. the 12 boys and their football coach who were rescued from a cave complex
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