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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 11:00 — pope francis is in ireland for the first papal visit in almost a0 years. he's been addressing a crowd of over 80,000 at croke park in dublin tonight. earlier, he spent 1.5 hours talking to 8 eople who suffered sexual or institutional abuse by the irish clergy. translation: the failure of the authorities, priests and others has rightly given rise to outrage. as holidaymakers arrive home after being flown back early from an egyptian hotel, questions remain following the unexplained deaths of a british couple. women in england are to be allowed to take the second of 2 early abortion pills in their own homes — instead of in a clinic. and catalans dragons become the first side outside england ever to win rugby league's challenge cup as they beat warrington at wembley. and at 11:30 we'll be taking
an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers — the broadcaster and journalist, penny smith and rosamund urwin, financial services correspondent at the sunday times. stay with us for that. good evening. pope francis has spoken of his pain and shame at the failure of the roman catholic church to deal with sexual abuse by the clergy in ireland. he was speaking on the first day of his 2—day trip to the country — the first papal visit in nearly a0 years. thousands of people lined the streets to greet the pontiff, who this evening had a private meeting with abuse survivors. 0ur religion editor, martin bashir, reports. cheering. tonight's concert at croke park stadium concluded a hectic day of meetings and speeches for pope francis. it all began at 8:30 this morning, when he boarded the papal plane and made his customary visit to the cargo of correspondence and camera crews on board, including the bbc. martin bashir, the bbc.
unlike the last papal visit, when pope john paul kissed the runway, francis deployed a smile and a wave. his first visit was to the residence of president michael d higgins. he moved on to a meeting of civil leaders and the diplomatic corps, and it was here, at dublin castle, that the taoiseach, leo varadkar, raised the issue of child sexual abuse, which has threatened to dominate the visit. these wounds are still open, and there is much to be done to bring aboutjustice and truth and healing for the victims and survivors. holy father, we ask that you use your office and influence to ensure that this is done here in ireland, and also around the world. pope francis responded with words of repentance and regret, but without offering any specific remedies. translation: the failure
of the ecclesiastical authorities, bishops, religious superiors, priests and others, adequately to address these repugnant crimes has rightly given rise to outrage and remains a source of pain and shame for the catholic community. margaret mcguckin was abused in a catholic run children's home and was disappointed by pope francis‘s speech. these words don't wash with us any more. we've heard all these patronising words for a lifetime. you know, so disappointed, and i can imagine what our people are like all over ireland. at st mary's pro—cathedral, pope francis prayed before a candle, honouring victims of abuse. and then met privately with eight survivors for 90 minutes. one of those in attendance was patrick mccafferty. i got the strong impression that no one will be exempt from just penalties, who have offended, who have covered up, because those who covered
up, he was told very clearly, the damage that those who cover up, who cover these things up, is as bad, in some ways, it could even be said to be worse, than the offence, the offender. but on the streets of dublin, there was plenty of enthusiasm for the pope, despite decades of scandal. although this visit will lastjust 36 hours, it comes at a crucial moment in the fractured relationship between ireland and the church. back at tonight's world meeting of families event in croke park, a reminder, if needed, that the future of the church in ireland will depend on its ability to treasure the youngest of its members. egypt's top prosecutor says the deaths of a british couple,
who died at a hotel resort in the country, were not due to poisonous gas emissions in their room. john and susan cooper were staying at the steigenberger aqua magic hotel in hurghada and both died on tuesday amid claims the hotel's air conditioning system might be to blame. concern following the deaths led to other holidaymakers being flown home — the first arriving back in the uk earlier today. katy austin reports. it's still unclear how an apparently fit and healthy couple died at this 5—star red sea resort. john and susan cooper, both in their 60s, were found ill on tuesday at the aqua magic hotel in the hurghad area of egypt. inspectors found no evidence of toxic gas leaks in their hotel room and the local hospital manager said fumes were unlikely to have caused their deaths. translation: i don't think it was gas poisoning because if a group of people were subject to gas leaks, they would all suffer
at the same time from the same symptoms, like suffocation. with the case of this couple, i got the first one at around 11am and the second at 5pm. so i don't think this was the cause. nearly half of thomas cook's 300 customers at the hotel chose to fly home. when you find out at 10:30pm at night that two people have died two days ago and nobody knows why, and they came down ill quite suddenly, haven't had a chance to get a doctor first, then yes, i'm wondering what's happening to my kids when they are sleeping. the couple's daughter, kelly 0rmerod, has suspicions about her parents‘ deaths. a forensic report could take ten days. egypt's tourism industry has suffered in recent years amid security fears. authorities will be hoping this incident doesn't inflict a blow to its reputation. the british foreign and commonwealth office confirmed it is supporting the family of a couple who died in hurghada and that it remains
in contact with thomas cook. its guidance to anyone staying at the steigenberger aqua magic hotel is to follow the advice of their tour operator and of local authorities. the grieving family ofjohn and susan cooper will just be wanting answers. katy austin, bbc news. women in england will be allowed to take an early abortion pill at home under a government plan due to take effect by the end of the year. at present, women ending a pregnancy in its first 10 weeks must take 2 pills at a clinic — 2a to 48 hours apart. the move will bring england into line with scotland and wales. ena miller reports. at the moment in england, women who want to end a pregnancy before ten weeks have to take two pills up to 48 hours apart and at a clinic. but some people, like zoe, have experienced bleeding and cramping on their way home. it was so traumatic and so unexpected, the pain
and nausea was so extreme that i had to get off the tube, i lay down on a bench and basically just decided that i wasn't going to move any further. changes to the law will help minimise the stress. the department of health says, by the end of the year, it will allow women to take the second pill in the familiar surroundings of their own home. but abortion has been legal for many years — why has the decision happened now? this tiny change has taken so long because ministers and civil servants, i think, have exaggerated, they have an exaggerated sense of what the opposition to abortion is. most people, even if they don't like the idea of abortion, recognise that it's legal and it should be allowed as safely as possible. 180,000 women have an abortion each yearin 180,000 women have an abortion each year in england and four out of five of those are early medical terminations. the move has been
welcomed. this is a way in which girls and women can access the second pills in their early abortion ina safe, second pills in their early abortion in a safe, effective and compassionate way. england will fall in line with wales and scotland. in northern ireland, abortion is still illegal, unless there is a serious risk to a woman's health or life. campaigners say they're ready to make the changes now, and the government's end—of—year deadline couldn't come fast enough. ena miller, bbc news. ajewish man who believes he was one of the british zionists whojeremy corbyn said didn't "understand english irony" — has told the bbc his comments were "deeply antisemitic" and the labour leader should apologise. mr corbyn has defended comments he made in 2013 when he was a backbencher. he said he was referring to people who support the creation of a jewish state, corresponding to the historic land of israel and not to alljews. well earlier our political correspondent, tom barton, gave us more details about richard millett, who's making the claims.
he writes a blog about anti—semitism and in that capacity, he regularly attends pro— palestinian events where he thinks people might use anti—semitic language in order to observe those events, record what people are saying and if he thinks they are saying anything concerning, reports that on his blog. it is in that capacity that he was in the speech in 2013 other palestinian representative to the uk. in the video, you mentioned, jeremy corbyn was filmed talking about zionist who attended that event, failing to understand english irony. richard m illett understand english irony. richard millett who is english says that characterisation strongly implied he was not english and therefore, despite the fact he had lived in the uk his whole life, and therefore
that statement, he says, was anti—semitic. that statement, he says, was anti-semitic. why use the term english? why say i have no sense of english? why say i have no sense of english irony? it implies that i'm not english. it strongly implies i'm not english. it strongly implies i'm not english. it strongly implies i'm not english. that is obviously offensive. whether he knew i was jewish which he does, whether he doesn't know i'm jewish, it still is aimed, can only have been aimed at someone aimed, can only have been aimed at someone who isjewish because he said he has no sense of english irony. he didn't just said he has no sense of english irony. he didn'tjust say no irony, to make a comment he ——i don't get english irony implies i'm not from here, not from the united kingdom which to highlight that, i find very offensive. it was unnecessary to do it and racist. what has-been lever's response? labour sources point to
the fact that he defended the palestinian ambassador in the face of what he thought were deliberate misrepresentations by people for whom english was a first language when english wasn't the first language. essentially what they say that means is that he said those at the meeting had failed to understand irony, not because they werejewish but despite the fact that they were english. that, they say, is a different characterisation and a different characterisation and a different way of understanding his comments. that hasn't stopped several labour mps raising concerns about what he said including the mp wed streeton who said the language used was inexcusable and abhorrent. jewish mp said the video contained inexcusable comments. it's worth noting that those two are critics of
jeremy corbyn. the newcastle north mp and phil wilson, they are not well—known, high profile critics of jeremy corbyn. i think that underlines the concern within some parts of the labour party about these comments. tom barton talking to my colleague rebecca jones. hurricane lane has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it heads towards the us state of hawaii but authorities are warning that lives are still at risk. schools and offices were closed as the storm brought strong winds and torrential rain. rohingya refugees living in bangladesh have been staging angry protests. they come exactly a year after they were forced from their homes in myanmar during a military crackdown. thousands marched in their camps near cox's bazaar. 0ur south asia regional editor, anbarasan ethirajan has more. chanting.
demanding justice, thousands of angry rohingya refugees marched through camps in bangladesh's cox's bazaar district. emotions were running high as the anniversary prompted memories of the brutal violence in myanmar. in a separate valley, hundreds of women and children sought to highlight their own plight. they are well aware there is little sign of them returning to their homes in myanmar soon. more than a million refugees lived in cramped conditions in these camps. the violence in myanmar‘s state began a year ago after rohingya militants attacked security forces, sparking a military retaliation. rights groups say thousands were killed and the refugees who fled the violence have told horrific stories of sexual violence and torture. myanmar says it launched a legitimate
counter—insurgancy operation. myanmar and bangladesh have agreed to re—patriate the refugees. many here believe the burmese government's words are not matched by its actions. rohingya leaders say that these camps are not their permanent homes and they want to return with safety and dignity. the first anniversary rallies are a reminder to the international community about their existence. the headlines on bbc news: pope francis is in ireland, for the first papal visit in almost a0 years. he's been addressing a crowd of over 80,000 at croke park in dublin tonight. holidaymakers arrive home after being flown back early from an egyptian hotel, following the unexplained deaths of a british couple. women in england are to be allowed to take the second of two early abortion pills in their own homes instead
of in a clinic. sport, and for a full round—up, here's the bbc sport centre. hello, jeanette. good evening. we begin with football. 3113 the liverpool who go top of the premier league thanks to a most seller strike against brighton. —— mohd salleh. it didn't ta ke brighton. —— mohd salleh. it didn't take too long for last season's top scorer to find the back of the net and he found it in style. his second goal of the campaign, and that is how it finished, jurgen klopp's side taking maximum points from their opening three matches and sitting on top of the table. i never heard that somebody gives you something for being person of the matched day. of course it is not important. it is important we have nine points after three games so that is really good. that is a basis, let's carry on.
here is a check on today's other premier league results: in the scottish premiership, hearts are on top after their third match 110w are on top after their third match now for three. they beatjorma kwon — zero. four points clear of both had been in an aberdeen who drew 1—1 at eastern road. aberdeen went ahead on the stroke of half—time. jamie maclaren scored a late equaliser for convenient. elsewhere, saint johnstone beat dundee and livingston w011 johnstone beat dundee and livingston won a statement. catalans dragons have made history this afternoon, the first french side to win rugby league's challenge cup. they beat warrington wolves by 20— 1a at wembley. adam wilde was there. from the south of france, the cata la n from the south of france, the catalan dragons officially in blood and gold, perhaps no more fitting colours for a rugby league final. not in great numbers, but in great hope of becoming the first french side to conquer this english cup. warrington wolves did in their way,
but failed to block the channel out wide. cattle are in breaching defences early. the french side's determination to mark —— make their mark on history all too clear, starting the second half as they did the first, raiding willie armey extending their lead. warrington finally got the luck they needed when george king gathered to stumble, setting up an agonising finish. catalans dragons just clinging on foran finish. catalans dragons just clinging on for an extraordinary victory. and so after 122 years the cata la n victory. and so after 122 years the catalan dragons have done what was once on think of all. they will now had acted south of france —— head back to the south of france with british rugby league's most famous prize. lewis hamilton starts tomorrow's elton grande prairie storm poll after coming out on top on a wet end toa after coming out on top on a wet end to a qualifying spark. during the chaotic qualifying session the brits struggled at first i put it together to get top spot on the grid. force
india surprised everybody by locking out the second rowjust days after the team were rescued from going out of business. vicky holland has won the latest leg of the world triathlon series in montreal. she now trails overall leader katie is the fairest by 3a points. holland got off to a poor start, she didn't realise the hooter had sounded for the start of the race and lost time in the swimming discipline, before battling back in summary discipline, before battling back in summary to win with a time of now, 59 29 seconds. her great british teammate george taylor brown came in third. she has given herself a great chance of claiming overall victory when the series reaches its climax in australian months. iwork doubt, actually, before today, if this exact result up and what would be the situation going into the gold coast. i have won three races this year. more than i could have asked for at the start of the season. i am delighted with that. it will be all to play for on the gold coast which
isa to play for on the gold coast which is a really exciting prospect. we will counterpoint and see what happens. that is all the sport by 110w. the economic crisis in venezuela has seen tens of thousands of people flee the country each week, trying to escape chronic food and medicine shortages. tensions have increased as venezuela's neighbours struggle to cope with the numbers of people wanting to cross their borders. many have already crossed into colombia and many more are now being forcd to travel thousands of miles further through mountainous terrain into ecuador, and then onwards to peru to find work — but peru is determined to restrict those numbers, as our correspondent katy watson now reports. the beauty of the eastern andes belies a challenges these mountains pose. this is just the start of the migrant route, but already those walking it are exhausted. anna is headed to peru with her family. eight months pregnant, it is a track of more
than 2000 kilometres. for little emmanuel, it is an impossible ask. they are travelling with other migrants. safety in numbers and helping each other out along the way. translation: the truth is, it was harder in venezuela than having to walk in my condition. my son was ill and the hospital wouldn't see him. that gave me the strength to walk. but even if they make it to peru, they may not be allowed in. from today, peru requires passports from venezuelans crossing the border. anna's passport was stolen but she tells me the group will cross any way they can. up the road, venezuelans keen to beat the bitter cold in the mountains clamber into a cargo lorry. they are paying £2 each to catch an illegal ride. there are about a0 or 50 venezuelans piled into that truck. after five or six days on the road walking to the border, they are desperate for a lift.
but not everybody can go. these people are waiting for the next truck. 2000 kilometres south, the race was on for those who had already travelled down through colombia and ecuador to get to peru before the new passport restrictions came into force. ecuador‘s government even bussed venezuelans to the border ahead of the midnight deadline. as the clock ticked, the queues grew. only those with a pink ticket were told they would be allowed through. a seemingly insignificant piece of paper but the ticket to a brighter future. one that from today will be much harder for venezuelans coming through without a passport. this woman tells me she had to hitch lifts and sell her possessions to get her and baby helen to this border. peru, she thinks, is the best chance she has of finding a job. but worries that with more migrants coming through, the patience of neighbouring countries is wearing thin.
these people are nearly at the end of their gruelling journey. exhausted, yes, but also relieved. they are finally out of venezuela. thousands more will follow in their footsteps as this migrant crisis continues to get worse. katy watson, bbc news, on the ecuador—peru border. the italian interior minister, matteo salvini, is being investigated over his refusal to allow 100 migrants to disembark from a coast guard vessel on which they've been stranded since monday. prosecutors in sicily have opened an inquiry into possible illegal confinement, illegal arrest, and abuse of power. mr salvini said he welcomed the chance to explain his actions. earlier, the united nations said the migrants should be allowed to disembark immediately and called on eu countries to urgently take them in. three men have been rescued and two remain missing after a fishing vessel
sank in the north sea. two lifeboats, a coastguard helicopter and other vessels are searching for the men after their ship sank 25 miles north—east of great yarmouth, in norfolk. the rescued men had been on a life raft for four hours before they were spotted by a cruise ship. david bowie's one—time mentor, lindsay kemp, has died at the age of 80. the dancer and mime artist choreographed the singer's ziggy stardust concerts in london in 1972. he also taught kate bush, and appeared in the cult horror film the wicker man. and we'll be taking an in—depth look at the papers with our reviewers broadcaster and journalist, penny smith, and rosamund urwin, financial services correspondent at the sunday times. that's coming up after the headlines at 11:30. now it's time for a look at the weather.
iam not i am not going to say the a word.|j have said it already, don't worry. i'm not going to say it. i'm not. no. not going to say it. we've got chilly weather arriving tomorrow. today we have had more sunshine and fewer showers but there were heavy once in cambridgeshire and asx six. 0bviously, storms as well. those cleared away and this is how the day endedin cleared away and this is how the day ended in leigh on sea. we look to the west to see the change, and anti—gay coming our way, you would think that would be warmer but it has a good deal of cloud. —— atla ntic has a good deal of cloud. —— atlantic air coming our way. most places are dry at the moment but looking to the west we see this rain arriving and cloud coming in ahead of that and rain coming in to northern ireland and in two other western areas later in the night. it won't be as cold as last night. the lowest temperatures will be across eastern scotland and eastern england. could be down to six or
seven degrees. here it may well start dry tomorrow morning but it will not stay dry. look what's coming. all this cloud and rain. this rain is pushing east through the morning. and the rain could be quite heavy at times, especially wales and the south—west. it should become brighter and dry in the afternoon to northern ireland. rakes coming in out of the irish sea later in the day. quite a blustery day for england and wales. strong wind and rain around the coasts, but the wettest weather in the south—east, probably in the mid to late afternoon. temperatures may be getting up to 17 degrees but in scotland, 12 or 13. not a good day here. the rain probably not amounting to a great deal in scotland. it simply as a way during the evening. these were the systems bring the rain moving in fairly quickly. so the cloud breaks up after dark and we get some clear spells, keeping some shower is going across scotland in particular. after across scotland in particular. after a cool sort of day that doesn't feel like summer we should introduce some sunshine for monday. a bank holiday for most. with some sunshine it will
feel warmer, noticeably so in scotland. still a few showers coming along and a fairly blustery westerly wind. we are in between two weather systems on monday and on tuesday we have a weather front arriving in far north—west. and possibly some rain coming up on that weather system on wednesday, just brushing the far south. a lot of dry weather on tuesday. probably going to be a bit warmer. temperatures in the south—east of east anglia and perhaps getting into the mid—20s. a risk of some showery rain here perhaps for a time on wednesday, but on the whole it should be turning drier and probably warmer as the week goes on. see you later. this is bbc news. we will be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers. myou of the headlines. pope francis is in ireland for the first papal visit in almost a0 years. he has been addressing a crowd of almost 80,000 at croke park in dublin. earlier, he spent 1.5 hours speaking
to survivors earlier, he spent 1.5 hours speaking to sui’vivoi’s over earlier, he spent 1.5 hours speaking to survivors over sexual or institutional abuse by the irish clergy. holidaymakers arrive home after being flown back early from an egyptian hotel, following the unexplained deaths of a british couple. women in england are to be allowed to take the second of two early abortion pills in their own homes instead of in a clinic. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the broadcaster and journalist, penny smith, and rosamund urwin, financial services correspondent at the sunday times. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the observer leads with claims from the former european council president, herman van rompuy that a no deal
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