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this is bbc news. the headlines... food prices are expected to rise in the coming months, as farmers feel the effects of this year's extreme weather. an official un report accuses myanmar of carrying out genocide against its rohynga population, and blames the country's leader, aung san suu kyi, of failing to prevent the violence. the rohingya are in a continuing situation of severe, systemic and institutionalised aggression from birth till death. also coming up... police in florida are working to establish why a gunman opened fire at a video games tournament, killing two people. officials injacksonville say the 24—year—old suspect then turned the gun on himself. and in half an hour, tom brook goes behind the scenes for talking movies, and explores how hollywood is dealing with issues
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of race and diversity. food prices are being tipped to rise as farmers and producers feel the effects of this year's extreme weather conditions, according to new research by the centre for economics and business research. the economic forecaster says the price of meat, vegetables and dairy products will rise by at least 5 per cent in the coming months. the cold snap earlier this year, followed by the summer heatwave, have both contributed to the wholsale price of some vegetables rising by up to 80% over the last six months. and it's put huge strain on farming costs and yields, with consumers set to pay an extra £7 per month more on average, as our reporter, katy austin, explains. this year, extreme cold has been followed by exceptional heat — a nightmare scenario for many farmers.
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farming has endured the worst summer drought in living memory, so that's impacted on wheat yields. so milling wheat is in short supply in northern europe, and vegetables in particular have been impacted quite severely, and so they will be in short supply in the coming months. now, an economics research group say farmers‘ costs and a struggle to produce enough is pushing up wholesale vegetable prices, and some dairy prices. for example, between march and july, the farm gate price of carrots went up 80%, there was a 20% rise in the cost of wheat for bread, and the price of onions went up 41%. the researchers say that has a knock—on effect, and with some other products here and in europe also set to get more expensive, a monthly £7 increase on shopping bills could be around the corner. a spokesperson from the department for environment, food and rural affairs told us it is not only the weather that affects food prices. it says it has taken steps
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to help affected farmers, and the high temperatures have helped things like fruit and wine. our correspondent, holly hamilton, spoke to a grower at a farm near warrington this morning to find out how much their crops are affected. we have been speaking to farmers here this morning over the last couple of days, telling us how much impact physically you can actually see here in the field. let's get more on this now from todd bulmer, whose field i am standing in at the minute. this is an oat field just now. wheat and oats, that is two of the items that will probably be affected. it will have a knock—on effect for consumers. in the last few months anyway, how have you found things? farming has been very difficult. we grow a lot of soft fruit. those have not yielded nearly as well as we would have expected them to have done. we are now halfway through our cereal harvest
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and that is yielding about half what we would normally expect. here, with these oats, they should be up to my waist — they are barely up to my knees. they are going to produce less than half the crop that we would expect and also less than half the straw and that will have a knock—on effect into the livestock sector. in terms of farm gate price, you are already seeing a rise there. it is at least a fifth in things like wheats and oats and that sort of thing. what effect would that have on the consumer? well, the cereals that are not used for direct human consumption, and obviously oats make porridge and wheat makes weetabix and so on, but all the rest of the cereals grown in the uk are going to animal feeds and so that will make all the animal feeds dearer than they were last year. that is something we will
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discuss in a moment. it is notjust wheat and oat. if you come with me here, todd. you also grow, as you mention, soft fruit. potatoes as well that is something else that we will be seeing a rising in coming months. all of these vegetables up by around a fifth. you can show me exactly the issues you are dealing with. these look nice, little potatoes. if this was a crop of early potatoes for eating in may or june, we would think that these were perfect for the job. these are actually a crop of maris piperand these are destined for the fish and chip shop. that is a little on the small side for a fish and chip shop, and that isjust tiny. these now should have reached their full size and the crop should be dying off and the skin should be setting so we can store them. so, we're going to get something not much more than half a yield off these. from our point of view, the point of view of the farmer, that may benefit us because very often the price rise in potatoes when they are short more than compensates for the lack of yield.
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so, from our own business point of view, we are hoping that potatoes will pull us out of the mire that the fruit and the cereals have put us in but that does not help the consumer. police in the west midlands have launched a murder investigation after a mother and daughter were stabbed to death. officers were called to an address in solihull in the early hours of this morning, and found two victims — aged 22 and 49 — with serious stab wounds. both were pronounced dead at the scene. west midlands police say they have identifed a suspect who is known to the victims and are making "urgent attempts" to arrest him. a leaked memo shows that campaigners seeking a referendum on any final brexit deal are attempting to persuade labour to change its position on whether to seek another vote. labour's current position is to respect the result of the 2016 referendum, but the cross—party group, people's vote, wants labour activists to submit motions so it can be debated at the party's conference next month. earlier i spoke to our political correspondent jonathan blake. he has been looking at that leaked memo and explained what the people's vote are calling
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for in it. what the memo that we've obtained shows is they are targeting directly labour members to try to get them to submit a significant motion at the party conference next month which, if it gained enough support and was voted through, would change the labour party policy on brexit. at the moment they have not ruled it out 100%. it is not the labour party policy to hold another referendum, but earlier this week sir keir starmer, the labour shadow brexit secretary, said if, in the event of parliament voting against the final deal reached by the government in brussels there should be all options on the table, and that leaves a bit of wriggle room for a second referendum to potentially happen. so, what is the likelihood of it becoming official labour policy? it is far from certain. there are many hurdles it would have to be overcome. —— to overcome. it would have to gain the overwhelming support from labour members at conference, and most importantly some of those on the left of the party supportive ofjeremy corbyn.
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as far as some of those people are concerned it will be seen as an attempt to undermine his leadership because he hasn't ruled out a second referendum. they say explicitly in a notice to campaign members that should not be seen as any attempt to criticise or destabilise the leadership many labour mps associated with the people's vote campaign are often those criticising jeremy corbyn. with me to discuss this further is mike buckley, director of labourfor a people's vote — a campaign group separate from people's vote, but who are also calling for a vote on the final brexit deal. would you like to see the official policy change a mess? yes. we want to ensure a people's vote happens. this is something that obviously is being done by other means than the
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party itself and jeremy corbyn just saying, 0k, we think it is right. what we are seeing is that labour party policy has moved quite a long way. they have had the six tests for the whole year. i do not see any way that government policy will, in the end, be able to satisfy the six tests so labour will have to come to a different position. our view is that that would support a people's vote. all the things that make our lives reasonable in the uk. just quickly outline the six tests for anyone watching... the key ones have anyone watching... the key ones have any agreement needs to ensure that whatever happens post—brexit or, in the event of a deal or no deal, we should have the exact same benefits as have now. i do not see how a no deal scenario could ensure that. we're heading down a path where pressure is being put on the labour
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leadership to back a second referendum. the point is also being made from within the party that this, by the shadow international trade secretary, that even though he does believe that wrecks it would make britain poorer and worse off in the long run, to go against a democratic position, a referendum that voted out, would actually be bad for the country. —— that brexit would make britain poorer.m bad for the country. —— that brexit would make britain poorer. it is about more democracy rather than less democracy. barry's views have been seen just as his views. both keir starmer and john mcdonnell can quickly last week and stated party policy, which is to keep all options the table. what are the signs that the table. what are the signs that the new result would be any different anyway from the first one? public opinion shifted massive legal study key indicator is 80% of the
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population, both voters to leave and remain are doing a very bad job with brexit negotiations and views have shifted. it has been shown that labour voters in over 100 constituencies have gone from supporting leave to supporting remain yesterday a poll was released saying that 4 million voters that labour would win to win a general election the vast majority of them support people's vote support them remaining in the european union. the clock is ticking. the deal has to be done by the end of year. what the likelihood of there being a second boat that would change anything? there is no support in parliament for a no deal and no support for the theresa may checkers deal, no support from the majority of mps for remaining in the european union. we have to go back to the people. in 2016 people voted for an idea but 110w 2016 people voted for an idea but now we are all aware of the reality,
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a now we are all aware of the reality, 3110 now we are all aware of the reality, a no deal scenario would result in food shortages, medicine shortages and trucks backed up on the m25 to the theresa may deal would be as a rule taken rather the theresa may deal would be as a rule ta ken rather than the theresa may deal would be as a rule taken rather than able baker, responsible for instituting eu law rather than implementing it. in the end we will have to go back to the people and say, is this the future you want or would you rather stay with things as they are now? thank you. meanwhile, theresa may is heading to africa on a trip she says is part of the government's plan to "deepen and strengthen" partnerships around the world in the run—up to brexit. the prime minister will be accompanied by a 29—strong trade delegation. their first stop will be south africa — then nigeria and kenya. mrs may will discuss security as well as business. the un has released a damning report into the rohingya refugee crisis, accusing the head of the army in myanmar and five other generals of carrying out a genocide against the country's rohingya muslim population. the report — published by un human
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rights investigators — called for the generals to be tried in the international criminal court. it also blamed myanmar‘s leader aung san suu kyi forfailing to prevent the violence. marzuki darusman, who led the team of investigators, has been outlining his findings. the military‘s contempt for human life, dignity and freedom, for international law in general, should be a cause of concern for the entire population of myanmar, and to the international community as a whole. for the rohingya, this is compounded by state policies and practices implemented over decades, which have steadily marginalised and excluded them in a process of othering. the rohingya are in a continuing situation of severe systemic and institutionalised oppression, from birth to death. the cornerstone and symbol of this system is their complete lack of legal status. we found it deeply disturbing to see
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how the myanmar population is being misinformed by its authorities, and how it is being exposed to divisive rhetoric. the human rights violations in myanmar are fuelled by the efforts of the myanmar authorities to silence critical voices and their amplification of hateful rhetoric that emboldens perpetrators. the myanmar authorities have fostered a climate in which hate speech thrives, human rights violations are legitimised, and incitement to discrimination and violence facilitated. 0ur south east asia correspondent, jonathan head, is following this story from bangkok. well, very strong criticism. where does it go? absolutely damning
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criticism. for a un report to come out and demand in effect, that to be no choice but to prosecute the top military leader for genocide is extraordinary. he is an indonesian lawyer who is normally extremely cautious and reticent. that was really quite extraordinary to hear that. this is going to put myanmar in an even greater position of diplomatic isolation. there was a recommendation it should go to the international criminal court. myanmar is not a signatory and would require big un security council to ta ke require big un security council to take action. china is a most certain to reject that. they did talk about other possible mechanisms. that is happening in the case of syria where an independent mechanism is created to pursue investigations into human rights atrocities in syria with the possibility of international prosecutions and indictments later
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on. that looks like way they will go with myanmar and it could take some time. the conclusion of this report ina time. the conclusion of this report in a sense brought together so many of the other different news reports and human rights reports we have heard over the last year, absolutely appalling human rights abuses, systematic and organised destruction ofan systematic and organised destruction of an entire people. they brought that together with these very serious members of this team, and came out with these very tough recommendations. it goes now to the international community. it is thrown to the un general assembly and the un un rights counsel to work out what to do next. myanmar will not co—operate and has not cooperated up till now. it is more a more believe it or more diplomatically isolated. aung san suu kyi, so long a beacon of hope for democracy and understanding in myanmar, who does
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this leave her? i think she is in an appalling position, to some degree self—inflicted. the writers of the report did say they acknowledge the civilian government headed by her has very little authority over the military and did not take part in the planning of what they call this potential genocide in rakhine state, but they call her out saying she has never spoken out against what the military has done. even to this day, she made a public speech last week, and she refuses to acknowledge in any way the atrocities carried out by her own armed forces. she was called out on that. i think it is unlikely they would lead to any prosecution of her, but she cited so firmly with her own military, the military that of course locked her up military that of course locked her upforso many military that of course locked her up for so many years over the rakhine issue, but if this does go toa rakhine issue, but if this does go to a genocide prosecution in an internationalforum, to a genocide prosecution in an international forum, aung san to a genocide prosecution in an internationalforum, aung san suu kyi will find herself on the wrong side, put in the same camp as
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pariahs like north korea and the syrian government. jonathan head, thank you very much. two people have been shot dead by a gunman at a video game tournament in florida. 11 others were injured in the shooting, which happened at a gaming event injacksonville, in the north of the state. police say the killer shot himself dead at the scene. andrew plant reports. this was a videogame tournament being streamed live online, young people gathered in a room inside a shopping centre, playing an american football game, when suddenly shots are fired. just thought it was a balloon pop, the way it sounded. but then came the realisation, you know, that someone back there is shooting. so just we basically got down and crawled out, for our lives. screaming, there's shooting, i heard gunshots, people just running, pushing each other, just getting out of the landing. police used social media to warn people to stay away, and to hide if they were trapped inside. they later said they had found the suspected gunman already dead. the single suspect in this case is a white male.
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this is pending confirmation, but we believe the suspect to be 24—year—old david katz, from baltimore, maryland, and the fbi is assisting us with that leg of the investigation in baltimore. florida has seen several mass shootings in recent years, including the pulse nightclub in 2016, where 49 people died. it is not clear what prompted this latest shooting. there is speculation that david katz had just lost a game in the tournament. police say investigations into the motive are ongoing. an update on our headlines on bbc news: food prices are expected to rise in the coming months — as farmers feel the effects of this year's extreme weather. an official un report accuses myanmar of carrying out genocide against its rohynga population — and blames the country's leader aung san suu kyi for failing to prevent the violence. and the campaign calling
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for a new brexit referendum is attempting to change labour party policy on the issue — according to a leaked memo. sport, and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's chris mitchell. good morning. jose mourinho — one of the favourites to become the first manager sacked this season — will welcome a win at old trafford tonight. his united side face tottenham, and he's clear what his players have to do. a winning style. don't make defensive mistakes, be dominant, create chances, score goals, and get the three points. we want to win all the time, we want to play well all the time. you don't want to make mistakes. that's what you always want. sounds simple, doesn't it? chelsea maintained their winning start to the premier league season, but they had a bit of luck to come out 2—1 winners at newcastle. take a look at this.
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the blues snatched all three points late in the game when deandre yedlin scored an own goal, and he knew it was over. you could tell from the look on his face he knew he had blown it for his boss, rafa benitez. fulham have their first win since earning promotion back to the premier league. this stunner from seri was the pick of the bunch as they beat burnley 11—2 at craven cottage. even the crosses are going in for watford these days — jose holebas luckily found the top corner to seal their 2—1 win over crystal palace... great goal. three wins out of three now for watford, who join chelsea and liverpool at the top of the table. a brilliant weekend for british basketball. the men won the wheelchair basketball world championships, beating the usa in the final. the gb team claimed a 79—62 win over the rio paralympic champions for what is their first global gold medal. i spoke to the team captain
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earlier and asked him what it was like to win. we knew we had a dinner is to get to the final and we turned up. we have a lwa ys the final and we turned up. we have always trained as the underdogs and it is ridiculous, now the top dogs. a weird one, really. two minutes to 90, a weird one, really. two minutes to go, ithink a weird one, really. two minutes to go, i think we were about 12 up and then we thought, "we've got an here." we thought, we have to hold on, we have to hold on. even in the last ten seconds, just one of those, where you want to see it out, then mum and dad in the crowd, thinking, this is actually happened. lewis hamilton's formula one championship lead has been cut to 17 points after sebastian vettel won a chaotic belgian grand prix. nico hulkenberg admitted
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he was too late on to the brakes at the first corner in spa where he smashed into the back of fernando alonso who's car then careered over the cockpit of charles leclerc. all three were ok, the latter saying the new halo safety device which was introduced at the start of the season saved injury. sebastian vettel overtook hamilton moments after the crash and held on to win by eleven seconds. andy murray makes his grand slam return at six o'clock this evening. murray — ranked 382 in the world right now — is coming back after hip problems. he faces australia's james duckworth in the first round of the us open and says it's great to be back at the scene of his first grand slam success. i have great memories from new york overall, from juniors through the first slam final two then obviously winning my first grand slam here, so, yeah. i have lots of great
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memories. i'm happy i'm able to be back, competing again here. it was tough communal, missing at last year. i was pretty upset at the time so year. i was pretty upset at the time soiam year. i was pretty upset at the time so i am really pleased to be back andi so i am really pleased to be back and i will try to enjoy it as much asi and i will try to enjoy it as much as i can. —— tough, missing it last year. british kaya ker lizzie broughton claimed the first major title of her career with gold on the final day of the canoe sprint world championships in portugal. she won silver over 1000m on friday but went one better today with gold in the 5000m. the top of your screen there. broughton is a marathon distance specialist and only began competing in the sprints last year. i was pretty nervous before, because they are all pretty quick, 200 metres, 500 metres, so. i would get washed out
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at the start and i kind of did, but i knew ijust had to pick them away one of the time, got to the front, then i was quite comfortable, then thinking of the lapse, one more, one more, then i was finished. i can't quite sum it up yet. maybe give me a couple of days, but, incredible, makes all the hard work worth it when that happens. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. follow all that, andy murray returning to the grand slam. that's the sport for. thank you. a second tribute to remember those killed in the grenfell tower fire will take place today on the second day of the notting hill carnival. the event is being policed by seven thousand officers today, the highest number for six years. metal detectors are also in place, in an attempt to reduce the risk of knife crime. it's hoped the measures will make the carnival safer and more enjoyable for everyone. 0ur correspondent noel phillips is in notting hill for us this morning. good morning, noel. 0verto you. good morning, noel. 0verto you. good morning. the carnival is now in full swing. if i can assure you behind, just ahead on that road, people are now starting to arrive. the second biggest street festival
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in the world just behind the rio carnival in brazil. it has been going for 50 years and if you have been here before then you will not ina been here before then you will not in a couple of hours this will be lined with street food and some very loud music, dancing as well. the 300 mile long parade route will feature 15,000 dancers and some 30 million sequences. 15,000 dancers and some 30 million sequences. let me show you what they look like and try to speak to a few people. hi, guys. you are live on bbc news. what's your name is? cherry. bianca. you're part of the dance band commentator: island mask. that outfit. how long did it take? it takes a while —— it is called ireland mask. 0ther it takes a while —— it is called ireland mask. other than that, about 30 minutes apart from making it in the first place. then you still have the first place. then you still have the feathers the baton. what is incredible, the fact that you have to keep your head very still because you have to control that big massive
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feather on your head. that is some talent! i am a nice peacock. it is light, really nice, like a princess. massive police presence here for the first time since last year. 7000 police officers on patrol, metal detectors, on the street. how do you quys detectors, on the street. how do you guys feel about that, save?l detectors, on the street. how do you guys feel about that, save? a bit safe, but there is still crime. with the police, helping us as masqueraders, keeping us safe, so it is better than before. also, this is the 70th anniversary of the windrush generation, of course. migrants who came from the caribbean islands, and who are in some ways responsible for this corner. how important is it we remembered on what they did for this country? very important because our grandparents, before that, ma'ams, dad, they represented and it is our turn to represent where we are from, all the countries coming together, and we just have fun. speaking of fun, you have to show us dance. how
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do you guys dans? very quickly. that it! you get the sense that the party is now on the way. police made 133 arrests yesterday, 42 people detained for drug offences, so they will be keeping an eye on how that u nfold will be keeping an eye on how that unfold throughout the day and plenty more to come in the next hour. thank you very much. well, let's doesn't rain. we can find out what the weather is looking like byjoining matt taylor an update. yes, the good news is not as wet as yesterday, soggy across the country but already big improvements today. sunshine around in eastern areas of the uk. this was the scene a short while ago in twickenham outside london, blue skies overhead, just a few parts of cloud and there will be cloud later on, the chance of one or two showers cloud later on, the chance of one or two s howe i’s a cross cloud later on, the chance of one or two showers across the country, as there will be this week but by and
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large nowhere near as much rain as yesterday. half a month's rain in swa nsea. yesterday. half a month's rain in swa nsea . pressure yesterday. half a month's rain in swansea. pressure building and also to go with the dry weather something a little warmer as well. not com pletely a little warmer as well. not completely dry, as i mentioned. already some rain this morning in the form of showers, particularly in parts of north—west england, a few drifting across the pennines into yorkshire, and some other showers in the west. the west is more prone to showers throughout this morning and into the early afternoon. enough of an atlantic breeze pushing them eastward so 12 spots in the east may catch some in the day but that will only be a very small portion of the day —— one or two spots in the east. if we take a closer look to the afternoon, lots of sunshine to the far north of scotland across 0rkney and shetland and a much warmer day across eastern scotland compared to yesterday. the same in north—east england, 6—7d higher for yesterday. the same in north—east england, 6—7d higherfor many of you. north of northern ireland seeing some showers particularly, certainly north—west england, the pennines, and one or two could be
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close to read the carnival but most of the time it will be dry. further south, not too many blue spots on the map by this stage —— close to leeds carnival but most of the time it will be dry. most of the show is pushing to watch the western isles as the breeze picks up. temperatures holding in double figures for the vast majority but eastern scotland through eastern england, rural areas, into single figures to start tuesday morning. if you have been enjoying an extended weekend your journey back to work tomorrow should be dry and sunny, much more sunny than this morning, the exception being across the western isles. a wet and windy day here, and that rain spilling into the western highlands later, getting into the west of northern ireland. mostly dry tuesday, sunny


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