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good evening, this is bbc news, here are the latest headlines. the united nations says military leaders in myanmar should be investigated for genocide against the country's rohingya muslims. west midlands police name a man they want to speak to, in connection with the murder of a mother and her daughter on the streets of solihull last night. food prices are expected to rise in the coming months, as farmers feel the effects of this year's extreme weather. also today. thousands of people join europe's biggest street festival on its second day. music and dancing came to a stop for 72 seconds at the notting hill carnival, to remember the victims of the grenfell tower fire. and coming up in half an hour on bbc news, weather world. this time we're in scotland. and we'll discover what scientists are doing to help protect one of scotland's most famous products. whiskey. good evening.
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un human rights investigators say military leaders in myanmar should be investigated for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and have called for them to be referred to the international criminal court. the investigators named six top generals, including the commander in chief of the armed forces, and his deputy. un investigators interviewed hundreds of victims and found evidence of murder, rape, and torture against the rohingya, predominately in myanmar‘s rakhine state. more than 700,000 people have fled to neighbouring bangladesh. 0ur myanmar correspondent, nick beake, sent this report from cox's bazaar in bangladesh. a warning, it contains distressing accounts and flash photography. for a year now, in this bleak landscape, the rohingya
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have been suffering. bereaved. uprooted. lost. giving harrowing accounts of the brutality they say they suffered at the hands of the myanmar military. today, we met rashid. he says they murdered 12 of his relatives. translation: they made the men stand and the women and children squat on the ground. then they opened fire, and killed the men. then they took the women inside the house and set it on fire. he's convinced it was genocide. and so, while he welcomes today's call for the top generals to be tried for that crime, he thinks it is all too late for so many. translation: ifjustice is done, then people who are living will see it. but what about those who were slaughtered 7
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my mother, my brothers, my nephew, my uncles, can they bring them back? they can't do it. tula toli is the village in myanmar from which rashid fled. the killing, rape and arson here is said to be part of a co—ordinated campaign by the army. it's not just justice for victims, but deterring future activity; if we allow this to go without any kind of sanction, then every army in the world will think they can do this. this is the most detailed and blistering criticism yet of the actions of myanmar‘s military last year, actions which forced hundreds of thousands of rohingya people to flee across the border to these camps, where they are still trapped. but there is also strong criticism of myanmar‘s civilian government, in particular, its nobel peace prize—winning leader, aung san suu kyi. she is accused of failing
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to use her moral authority to prevent the violence, and by ignoring the plight of the rohingya, her government made it easierfor the crimes to be carried out. there's been no reaction from her, her government, or the generals. the army has always claimed it was only clearing out militants. a claim now wholly rejected by the united nations. bringing the commander—in—chief and his comrades to court. will not be easy, but today feels like a significant step forward in the pursuit ofjustice for the rohingya people. let's speak to kyan win, director of the burma human rights network, an organisation which reports humanitarian abuses within the country. what do you make of the report? we
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would like to thank the un for clearing up the picture on the ground. it is the first time in history, calling out a genocide as a genocide. it is an important step for the international community to refer burma to the international criminal court. but we know that burma isn't under the jurisdiction of the international criminal court. is that the right course to follow oi’ is that the right course to follow or should there be another route? there are a couple of ways to refer it. burma is not a sickness reet —— signatory, but the un security council can refer burma to the international criminal court. when we talk about human rights abuses and this label of genocide, it is significant, isn't it? this is the
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most depressing issue. it is not only one issue that happening in burma. the rohingya, what they are facing and there are other people, minority christians, and buddhists also. it means all the minorities are facing genocide and atrocities of this military machine. the uk have responded. some say it hasn't been robust enough. absolutely. what would you like to see next from the international community? ultimately you say that you want those involved sent to the icc, but what next? the most important thing, the uk government should refer burma to the international criminal court and it should work with international partners such as the us and france, why not russia and china as well? i
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strongly believe that china and russia will not support the genocide. there are many ways, diplomatic efforts, for the uk government to do this and we strongly hope that they will be referred to the icc. when you talk about myanmar mac, we have the military and then we have aung san suu kyi. she has been criticised in the report for a lack of moral authority. what role should she have? can you see her taking up the issue? in the beginning when the atrocities began last year, she went to singapore and she said something, those three generals, those who committed genocide, they are members of the cabinet. there are so many things she said which are problematic and as a humanitarian
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activist i cannot accept them. we must also understand the situation, the military is the main perpetrator. it also depends on whether she is legally complicit, but she has moral authority, eve ryo ne but she has moral authority, everyone can see clearly. and her colleagues, her nobel laureates can ask her to speak up. we're going to have to do leave it there but thank you for your time. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are nigel nelson, who's the political editor of the sunday mirror and sunday people, and the political commentator, jo phillips. police have named a man they want to question after a mother and her daughter were stabbed to death in the street in solihull,
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in the west midlands in the early hours of this morning. dan johnson reports. where is janbaz tarin, the 21—year—old believed to have stabbed to death his former girlfriend and her mother late last night. raneem 0udeh was 22 years old. her mother, khaola saleem, was 49. their family say they are devastated by their loss. and this is where they died. a double murder investigation is now under way in this quiet suburban close. a peaceful sunday evening here was interrupted just after midnight when neighbours heard a man shouting in a foreign language. then there were screams. we heard some voices. we thought it was animals or something, like a fox. generally it comes here in the night. so we didn't even come out. then police knocked on the door. they asked if we have seen anything. i heard shouting and screams. he was barking all night until about
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half past three after that. did it sound serious? it did but i thought somebody was messing about. they've have been here for six, eight years, something like that. yes, an amicable family, they don't trouble anybody, they get on with their lives. the main focus of the crime scene investigation work is that patch of grass, screened off in front of those houses. we've been told the family actually lived here in this house. detectives are questioning people inside. we have been told there are other younger children. the family's car has also been examined. because west midlands police had previous contact with the family, the independent 0ffice for police conduct has been informed. detectives say they are working flat out to find janbaz tarin. they have warned people not to approach him,
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and appealed directly, saying he should do the right thing and contact them. research suggests the price of meat, vegetables and dairy products will rise by at least 5% in the coming months, because of this year's extreme weather. the centre for economics and business research said the winter freeze, followed by the summer heatwave, had put a huge strain on farming. duncan kennedy has this report. 2018 has been a year of weather extremes, from the beast in the east to the wilting temperatures of high summer. for many farmers, the buffeting of the seasons has brought pressures that will soon have an impact on consumers. we have fed this winter's silage, which we would normally feed during the winter, we've had to feed to the cows during the summer and so we're running out of feed and having to buy in a significant amount of supplementary feed to feed the cows today and we're looking at a huge feeding
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bill for this winter. that will put our feed price up by about 4p per litre. now an economics research group says farmers' costs and the struggle to produce enough food is pushing up wholesale vegetable prices and some dairy prices. between march and july, the farm gate price — the price of produce direct from the farmer — rocketed. carrots went up 80%. there was a a1% rise in the cost of onions. the wheat needed for bread went up 20%. and the price of butter climbed 24%. the researchers say all this has a knock—on effect and with some other products here and in europe also set to get more expensive, the monthly shopping bill will go up. we expect it will cost uk consumers £115 million per week and that equates to £7.15 per month per household. so what do consumers think of that?
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we stopped by in winchester to ask a few. what do you think of the idea of putting up prices by 5%, £7 per month, because of all this extreme weather? it happens, doesn't it? can you cope with that? well, we have to. it's absolute rubbish. rubbish. how did they work that out? i don't honestly believe it'sjust because of the weather. well if you've got to support the british farming community, then that's what we'll have to go with. the department for food and rural affairs told us it's not only the weather that affects food prices. it says it is helping affected farmers and that some producers like high temperatures. but whether we swelter or shiver, we live in a climate dependent food chain and that has costs. duncan kennedy, bbc news. the united states and mexico have reached a new trade agreement after months of difficult negotiations.
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it would mark a success for donald trump's attempts to renegotiate us trade deals, including the north american free trade agreement, nafta. but a final deal would need a sign—off from canada, the third country in the nafta treaty. nada tawfik is in new york following this story. donald trump has been tweeting and said a big deal is looking good with mexico. how big a deal is this? said a big deal is looking good with mexico. how big a deal is this7m isa mexico. how big a deal is this7m is a major step forward in a possible future nafta deal. the us and mexico had been negotiating tirelessly for months to try and get over some of the key hurdles. they've made an agreement in the automobile industry and some of the issues there with donald trump has really been pushing. now they've agreed that 75% of auto components have to be made in north america and
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that 40% of vehicles have to be manufactured in higher wage manufacturing facilities that pay at least $16 an hour. president trump wa nted least $16 an hour. president trump wanted that protect american manufacturers, to stop jobs from moving overseas. this was one of the key issues. the other thing, the us has made some concessions, whereas nafta won't automatically expire after five years. nafta won't automatically expire afterfive years. president nafta won't automatically expire after five years. president trump had been pushing that. instead it will last 16 years with a renewal every six years. of course another key pa rt every six years. of course another key part of this is that it opens the doorfor canada key part of this is that it opens the door for canada to join negotiations. this is a huge success for donald trump. it has been described as his belligerent strategy on. canada has expressed reservations as the news broke. how likely is it that canada will sign up likely is it that canada will sign up and are they needed? is their signature needed ? up and are they needed? is their signature needed? it is interesting
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because the mexican foreign minister said that there would be an agreement with the us and mexico without canada, although they wanted canada to be part of a future deal at president trump asset the same. he has said that he will send this to congress by friday for approval with or without canada and if canada doesn'tjoin he with or without canada and if canada doesn't join he can with or without canada and if canada doesn'tjoin he can impose tariffs on their car imports. canada's foreign minister chrystia freeland has said she will travel to washington tomorrow to start negotiations but said that any deal would have to be good for canada and the middle class. she said that canada's signature is required. it remains to be seen if canada will be able to come to a swift agreement with the us and mexico. if they don't, how that will play out in america and mexico. many in congress and the business community don't think an agreement with just the us
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and mexico is sufficient to replace nafta. we'll leave it there. thank you. a leaked memo suggests that a pro—eu campaign group will try to enlist the support of labour members at the party's conference next month. the people's vote group, which wants a new brexit referendum on any final deal, wants labour mps and activists to try to change party policy to support a second vote. but the campaign says it isn't an attempt to challenge the labour leaderjeremy corbyn. 0ur political correspondent, iain watson, is here. how likely is this going to get on the agenda at the conference, the labour conference? it isn't guaranteed but the people's vote believed their best chance of getting another referendum is to get the main party of referendum to endorse it, so they are trying to get activists and mps from
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constituency to get the debate into the party conference in the first case. there are some procedural hurdles but it is likely to be debated. then, the bigger challenge, they must convince people who are normally supportive of jeremy corbyn, who hasn't yet called for a referendum on their own circumstances, they have to get those supporters onside. the difficulty of the people's vote campaign is that many prominent labour supporters are critics of jeremy corbyn. so this internal memo from the campaign, they make it clear that any attempt to change labour party policy isn't an attempt to change the leadership or undermined jeremy corbyn. the other thing they are trying to do is tell people the campaign isn't some sort of maize and centre party in the making. they're trying to ritual people on the left —— reassure people on the left —— reassure people on the left —— reassure
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people on the left to change party and geta people on the left to change party and get a new policy. thank you for joining us. the headlines on bbc news. the united nations says military leaders in myanmar should be investigated for genocide against the country's rohingya muslims. food prices are expected to rise in the coming months — as farmers feel the effects of this year's extreme weather. west midlands police are searching for 21—year—old janbaz tarin in connection with the double murder of a mother and her daughter on the streets of solihull in the early hours of this morning. sport now. and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's holly hamilton. hello, we start with tennis and the us open which is under ..andy murray's back way at flushing meadows in new york. andy murray's back on court but the tournament is already over for kyle edmund. 5live's gigi salmon is watching in new york. good evening. a bit of a surprise
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for edmund to go out so early given that he's more comfortable on the ha rd that he's more comfortable on the hard court of the yellow. yes, his favourite surface is clay but he likes this surface. he's won just three matches on hard courts this year. he was against paolo lorenzi, 36 years old, world number 94 and he hadn't played on a hard court in seven months. edmund got the start he wanted but he had to call the doctor at the end of the third setback. unforced errors were mounting, he was given some tablets and it was all over in the fourth set which paolo lorenzi raced through 6—1. whether its injury or illness, we're waiting to hear from kyle edmund. surprising to see that he lost. andy murray back in grand slam action for the first time in 15
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months. he has an unprotected ranking of number two. he's facing james duckworth of australia, also ona james duckworth of australia, also on a protected ranking. 5—5 in the third set. duckworth took the first set, murray took the second. the question is whether there is some rust around murray. can duckworth keep it up? he's not used to this kind of lengthy match. 5—5 in the third. the tournament is only hours old but they already had a huge upsetin old but they already had a huge upset in the women's draw? world number one simona halep she was one set and a breakdown on the louis armstrong court, a new court, and she took out her frustration on her racket. she was taking on last yea r‘s racket. she was taking on last year's quarterfinalist, world number 44 who has a power game. simona halep knew that but she had no answer. she said she couldn't field
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the ball, she said it was noisy and maybe she just likes quiet places. she will stay as the world number one, she isn't going to drop any points, but disappointing for simona halep in that defeat against kaia kanepl halep in that defeat against kaia kanepi. heather watson, a junior champion here. she came through qualifying, her form was looking good but she was against a former semifinalist, ekaterina makarova. she couldn't keep it going after taking the first set, available things up and makarova goes through and that is eight first round losses for heather watson in the us open. manchester united host tottenham in tonight's big match in the premier league. 15 minutes in, and the score is 0—0. hugo lloris kept his place in the tottenham side after his arrest for
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drink—driving earlier this week. toby alderwireld also back in the spurs side after being heavily linked with a move to united in the summer. surrey stars have won the t20 women's super league, beating loughbrough lightning in the final at the county ground. lizelle lee lead the way early on getting herself six sixes and 104 runs, but with loughbrough chasing 184 to win — they struggled to keep the pace. surrey comfortably sealing victory by 66 runs. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more for you in sportsday at 2230. hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of west london for this year's notting hill carnival. the event attracted a million people over two days. this year, police were granted extra stop—and—search powers in response to a recent increase in violent crime. the event also saw carnival—goers observing a 72—second silence,
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in memory of the victims of the grenfell tower tragedy. greg mackenzie reports. the final day of the notting hill carnival, awash with the sounds and smells of the caribbean, and the prime example of the capital's diverse communities coming together. we basically got here for the end of the parade and so we decided to make our own parade and walk along. 20 years, i've been here every year. yeah we always come down once a year, we look forward to coming down to have a good time. and we do have a good time. and drink too much! notting hill carnival‘s stages and music fell silent as thousands of people paid tribute to the grenfell tower victims at 3pm. for 72 seconds in memory of the 72 people who died following the fire in june last year. yesterday the police made 133 arrests and recovered 16 knives. today there were a number
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of arrests but mainly for public order offences. they also reimposed a section 60 order, giving officers extended stop and search powers. the policing plan this year is much the same as others. we're really happy with how it's gone. of course we're not being complacent. we've been using screening arches for people coming in as well as a range of officers who have been available for people, to keep them safe. elizabeth, explain the section 60. i understand that was reintroduced today. why was that? section 60 has been in place through the weekend. what that's allowed us to do is do a bit more prevention in terms of people who may think of bringing knives to the carnival. what it allows you to do is stop people without any suspicion relating to that particular person. it's a really helpful tool for us, alongside other things, to keep people safe this year. what do you think about there being so many police here?
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it's overkill. i don't know why so many. but that's them. what's the one thing you got to do when you come to the carnival? dance! by the end of the day, more than an estimated 2 million people will have taken to the streets of west london and i'm told plans are already under way for the notting hill carnival, 2019. greg mackenzie reporting there from west london. a weight—loss pill has been hailed as a breakthrough in the fight against obesity, after a major study showed it did not increase the risk of serious heart problems. but critics say the weight loss of those taking part was minimal, and lifestyle changes would have more impact. we can now speak to dr erin bohula, co—author of the study. shejoins me from munich, where the results of the study were anounced at the european society
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of cardiology conference over the weekend. thank you forjoining us. you're obviously very excited about this. nice haven't yet approved the use of this drug in europe and certainly in britain. what's the argument for it? people say that the weight loss figures are minimal. the argument... that's why we did the study, to assess for the cardiovascular safety, to ensure it didn't increase heart rate. that's what we found, there was no increase in any adverse cardiovascular events. people lost weight and it was sustained over more than three years. i should say that's on the background of diet and exercise. those patients who didn't receive lorcaserin had died and
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exercise and the lows —— had diet and exercise and those who were on lorcaserin lost more weight. but obesity is clearly an epidemic and any tools we have are really critical. diet and exercise are the cornerstone of treatment for obesity. there's obviously the more extreme option of surgery but having a pharmacological weight loss agent, a pharmacological weight loss agent, a pill, is another tool and that's what we've shown here, that it is safe and can be used if the patient chooses. for whom is it best suited because obesity comes in many forms? there is the lifestyle and those suffering with medical problems such as thyroid problems. with whom would it work best? great point. if there's some underlying medical issue that striving gain or obesity, that should be dealt with first, the
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underlying medical issue. this is for the individuals who are on top of dietand for the individuals who are on top of diet and exercise and feel they need additional help to achieve and maintain weight loss over the duration. thank you forjoining us. now it's time for a look at the weather with stav danaos. hello, for most of us it was a bank holiday today and it was vastly better than sunday. a lot of dry weather around. variable cloud and some sunny spells here and there. with high—pressure largely dominating this week it should stay mainly dry and a bit warm. tonight it's going to be mostly dry with light winds. clear skies across southern parts of the country may lead to some mist and fog patches. and clearing skies across it in scotland may mean quite a chilly night but across the north—west, thicker cloud, a breeze and some rain arriving.
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it looks like through the day it's going to turn downhill with outbreaks of rain in western scotland. eastern scotland and for much of england and wales, a dry day, variable cloud. some sunshine, temperatures 19—21d. heading into wednesday, and through to friday, largely dry thanks to the high pressure. some sunny spells and temperatures around the seasonal average. hello, this is bbc news, with lu kwesa burak. the headlines — the un says military leaders in myanmar should be investigated for genocide against the country's rohingya muslims — an estimated 700,000 fled the country to neighbouring bangladesh last year. police in the west midlands say they're searching for 21—year—old janbaz tarin after the fatal stabbing of two women in solihull. the victims have been identified as his former partner raneem 0udeh and and her mother khaola saleem.


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