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this is bbc world news today. i'm lewis vaughan jones. our top stories: south africa win the rugby world cup final injapan, thrashing england 32—12. joy and celebrations for south africans and a sweet victory that's about more than just rugby. this is the biggest welcome in the world, and this is the sport that unites us as south africans! at least 13 people are killed after a car bomb attack in a syrian border town occupied by turkish forces. the british government halts fracking for gas in england until there's evidence the controversial process is safe. and more than a year since the extraordinary rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach, thailand's tham luang
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caves reopen to visitors. hello and welcome to world news today. south africa are the rugby world cup champions for a third time in tournament history. the springboks have taken the title injapan, beating england 32—12 in the final. they overpowered the english in the second half of the game. makazole mapimpi scored a try, putting south africa ahead 25—12. and with less than ten minutes left on the clock, winger cheslin kolbe sidestepped the england defence to score another try, sealing the win for the springboks. the team has made history. captain siya kolisi is the first black man to captain the springboks and to lift the web ellis cup.
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millions of rugby fans were watching in england, south africa and around the world. rupert wingfield—hayes reports. as the final whistle blew in yokohama, half a world away in johannesburg, the streets erupted in celebration. the people of the rainbow nation dancing and singing together. for south african fans who had made the long trip to japan, it was also a moment of pure ecstasy. how does it feel? amazing! did you come herejust for this? yes! we love it and we love the people also. amazing! huge disappointment here for england tonight, but what a night for south africa and what a night forjapan, which has hosted this amazing world cup and now has thousands
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of new rugby fans. these young japanese fans looked almost as excited as their new south african friends. before the world cup, they told me they had never watched a rugby match. why do you like south africa? because they have an amazing team, that is why we love them. in yokohama and back in england, the faces of the fans said it all. the nation's rugby team had come so close, even defeating the all blacks, but today they were systematically beaten. from the start, we didn't look like we were going to win it. i'm absolutely gutted. south africa played really well. i was disappointed that england didn't win. but tonight has been a huge victory for rugby. the japanese people have welcomed rugby with open arms, new friendships and many
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new rugby fans made. the springboks' triumph was met with huge celebrations back in south africa. when the country won the rugby world cup for the first time in 1995, they only had one black player in the team. today, all the rainbow nation are sharing in the victory, as andrew harding reports from johannesburg. it's always good to win. back home in south africa today, ecstatic celebrations nationwide. but there's more to this rapture than just rugby. the sport was once monopolised by the white minority here, but not any more. congratulations to the springboks and thank you for bringing it back home. hard luck, england. you tried. sorry. we are over the moon, what a game, this is the biggest world cup in the world, and this is the sport that unites us as south africans.
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then a message home from a victorious team. thank you so much, south africa. this is what we can do as a team when we decide on one goal, so thank you very much. cheering here in south africa, kolisi has become an iconic figure, the springboks' first black captain, a symbol of hope and progress. for years, the news from south africa has been relentlessly bad — corruption, inequality, a country losing its way. does today change that? of course not, but this victory is a reminder of the bigger picture of how much has changed here since the days of racial apartheid. this is, after all, a vibrant, young democracy, with a world—beating rugby team. andrew harding, bbc news, johannesburg. well, in 1995, nelson mandela was there to present the trophy to captain francois pienaar after he lead the springboks to their first world cup win. and watching on from new york was nelson mandela's
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grandson, ndaba mandela. i spoke with him about what today's match means for the people of south africa. young people from across the country can say, one day, i want to be the next captain. they can dream. they can be anything they want, notjust a can be anything they want, notjust by can be anything they want, notjust a rugby captain, they can be an actual scientist. and talk about that unity, bringing a country together. as you know, our country has been marred by a lot of political instability, but sport is one of those things that has a really specific goal in uniting our people, and this will go a long way to making people understand that, if we work together, we can truly achieve anything we set our minds to. and your grandfather said sport has the power to change the world. what do you think he would say
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today? i think he would be absolutely filled with joy, pride, happiness, congratulating the team for this amazing feat they have achieved, and it would bejust a jolly old day of celebration! can't argue with that! can you remember in 1995, you can't have been that old, but can you remember that world cup? ido but can you remember that world cup? i do remember that moment. i was at home watching on tv as the team won and my grandfather went on to the field to give the trophy to the boys. i don't think anybody expected that to happen back in 1995. even during the game, we did not have the belief, but it really kicked us off in the right trajectory as the new rainbow nation had just been formed. i have got to be honest, i'm welsh
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so i have got to be honest, i'm welsh soi i have got to be honest, i'm welsh so i was not very happy with south africa earlier on in the tournament! but today i was leaping out of my sofa. and just that moment when the captain lifted the cup at the end there, what does that symbolise? that symbolises great hope, great pride. but it really shows to young people especially, because i work with young people in south africa, the anything is possible. if you work hard, listen and take advice, you can truly become and are the master of your own universe. stick around because, later in the programme, our sports team will have all the details on the springboks win with a full match report. a developing story coming out of syria, where a bomb attack at a market has killed at least 13 people in the town of tal abyad, which is close to the turkish border and under the control of the turkish military. here's the bbc‘s middle east
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analyst, alan johnston. multiple sources telling us that this was a car bomb which went off near an area of a marketplace. the turkish military in ankara issued a statement in which it accused the kurdish militia group, the ypg, of being behind this blast. now, the ypg has yet to say anything in response and it's worth bearing in mind that there are other armed actors in this area, including the islamic state group. but tal abyad lies in that area of territory along the frontier into which the turks launched that really major offensive in recent weeks. their aim was to take towns like tal abyad and villages, a string of places along the border there, off the kurdish fighters, push the kurdish fighters. the turks regard the kurdish fighters as terrorists linked to kurdish guerrillas who operate
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inside turkey's south. but what has happened in tal abyad suggested the turks may have some difficulty securing places like that town. britain is the latest european country to halt fracking for oil and gas because of safety concerns. the government withdrew its support after a report by its oil and gas authority warned it wasn't possible to predict the size or timing of any earthquakes that the process might trigger. the uk follows france and germany in banning onshore fracking. the bbc's business correspondent, katie prescott, reports. it's farewell to fracking for now. these campaigners in lancashire couldn't be happier to see the back of it. we're delighted about it, it's what we've been hoping for all the time. we don't trust them, of course. they could change their mind yet. it's good news, obviously. it's good news for the whole country
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but, in particular here, where people have put up with this for the best part of three years now. all this stuff going on for no apparent gain. so, three years, all that money pumped in, all that effort, and they've produced next to nothing. the process of extracting shale gas is one of the most controversial of our time. using pressurised water and chemicals to break up rock causes minor earthquakes. today, the oil and gas regulator says the impact on these communities is unacceptable, which means companies must stop the operations. in the past, borisjohnson has called fracking glorious news for humanity. but the government says it has changed its mind. there is no doubt that extracting more natural gas in the united kingdom would be very attractive, but we've always been clear, we can only do that if it can be done safely. we will follow the science so, in future, should the ability to be certain about seismic events and so on, we will look at it again. the government had hoped sites like these would transform our energy policy. creating home—grown sources of power
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that would reduce our gas imports. fracking's industry body says... but the green party says fracking is a fantasy and want to see a permanent ban. labour say they fear the government's stance could be an election ploy. i think it sounds like fracking would come back on the 13th of december if they were elected back into office. we are quite clear, we will end fracking. the big question now is whether the industry will be willing to invest any more money here in the hope that the science will one day find in their favour in the regulation could change. katie prescott, bbc news.
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it was the world's first western film, but it had nothing to do with hollywood. we will reveal the story of cinema's history a century after it was filmed. the israeli prime minister, the architect of the middle east peace process, has been assassinated. a27—year—old jewish man has been arrested and an extremistjewish man has been arrested and an extremist jewish organisation man has been arrested and an extremistjewish organisation has claimed responsibility. polling booths around the country, they voted on a historic day for australia as the results came in it was clear the would survive. they are being held somewhere inside the compound. the leaders have threatened that they will all die.
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this mission has surpassed all expectations. it is not the most distant man—made object anywhere in the universe and itjust seems to keep on going. tonight, we have proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the scale of our wealth but from the scale of our wealth but from the scale of our wealth but from the power of our ideals! south africa have won the rugby world cup, beating england 32—12 in the final. it's the third time they've won the trophy. at least 13 people are killed after a car bomb attack in a syrian border town occupied by turkish forces. councillors from the eastern german city of dresden have declared what they call a nazi emergency, approving a resolution earlier this
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week saying that more needs to be done to counter the rise of the far—right in the region. councillors from the eastern german city of dresden have declared councillor max aschenbach from the left—leaning satirical party called simply the party tabled the motion. he says he believed it was necessary for politicians to position themselves clearly against the far right. well, joining me now isjournalist reinhard schleeker from zdf television in germany. let's try and clear this up. is this a publicity stunt? we have heard the phrase climate emergency. is this a publicity stunt or are they serious? it seems to have gotten serious. the party itself is a satirical congregation more or less but in a way once they are elected into
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council, for instance, they have started to do really well in politics and have started to take the other parties by their word. this has become a motion that the majority of the council accepted against the vote of the christian democratic union, the conservatives and some others as well have said the word state of emergency is far exaggerated, an estate of emergency regularly means that democratic rights are suspended, so many of those, even the liberal democrats who voted in favour of the motion, are not very comfortable with the word state of emergency. the irony there is that the liberal democratic people voted to withdraw rights from people voted to withdraw rights from people in the technical terms of an emergency is quite a far right thing to do, post to the far right. i have
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over complicated everything! but clearly there must be a problem at some level with the far right is perceived by other politicians in the region. in 2018, there have been 60 crimes or attacks by the far right wing groups and the far right wing organisation is very strong in dresden, so of course it is a good idea that the town police and everybody else, schools and congregations are doing something about this, and the man who presented this motion also says of course, declaring the state of emergency does not help things along in the short run. but of course it creates more attention to the
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problem. the negative side could be it also creates more attention to those groups who want to stand up against. thank you for taking us through that and being a lot clearer than i was! the world —famous cave in the northern chiang rai province has officially reopened to tourists. in the northern chiang rai province the cave has been closed to visitors since the wild boars football team and their coach were rescued alive after nearly three weeks trapped inside. the world —famous cave in the northern chiang rai province weeks trapped inside. tiffany sweeney reports. tourists in thailand have entered the tham luang cave for the first time since the dramatic rescue that captivated the world. over a year ago, 12 boys entered the vast cave in northern thailand, with their football coach to relax after training. a trip that went horribly wrong. flooding left the team trapped inside the cave for 17 days.
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they were eventually freed in an international rescue effort that involved more than 90 divers. more than1 million people have visited the cave in the past year, but they have not been allowed to go inside. translation: we have been gradually improving this area. today is one of new beginnings. we are now in a trial phase to see how many tourists we can take into and out of the cave. at the moment, we think we can safely control the entrance to the cave and, therefore, we opened it for visitors to come and see. the world famous cave reopening has attracted 2,000 tourists in a single day. translation: it's fascinating. it's a total miracle that the boys were trapped inside the cave and they were still unharmed. i think it's to do with their luck. the death of a former thai navy seal and rescue volunteer, who ran out of air while returning through the caves, highlighted just how dangerous the mission was.
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a year later, the boys have had their story detailed in books, documentaries and have secured the rights to a netflix series. tiffany sweeney, bbc news. holly hamilton has all the sport. we start with the rugby world cup, and eddiejones says he can't explain why england lost in the final to south africa. the springboks put in a dominant performance in yokohama. remember england went into the game as favourites, but they just couldn't get their game going on the day. south africa really stepped things up in the second half and scored a couple of brilliant tries to secure a record—equalling third world cup title. we started talking about precious. in south africa that is not having a job. it is one of your relatives
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being murdered. rugby should not be something that creates pressure but hope. celebrations for the springboks but, for england, it's their third defeat in the rugby world cup final. their performance though has been much better than in 2015, when they went out at the pool stage. and head coach eddiejones has a clear plan of how they'll spend the next couple of days. the only thing we're worried about now is having a few beers. that's the only thing we're worried about. after we have a few beers today, we'll have a few more tomorrow. then probably monday, then maybe we have to pull up stumps. it's been a really dramatic afternoon in the premier league. leaders liverpool were heading for their first defeat of the season at aston villa. they were 1—0 down with just a couple of minutes to play at villa park, but andy robertson equalised in the 87th minute before sadio mane headed a brilliant winner from a corner deep into injury time. that keeps them six points clear of manchester city.
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city also came from behind. they were losing 1—0 at half—time to southampton, but kyle walker was their match winner in the 86th minute. sergio aguero had scored the equaliser, 2—1 to city. for a couple of minutes, they thought they had narrowed the gap on liverpool until the new filtered through from villa park of the turnaround there as well. four other results on a fascinating day in the premier league, newcastle 3—2 away at west ham, sheffield united are up to ninth after beating burnley 3—0. arsenal meanwhile threw away the lead again, they drew 1—1 at home with wolves. while chelsea move up to third with a win over watford. there were a couple of shock defeats elsewhere in europe today — perhaps the biggest in germany, where the reigning bundesliga champions, bayern munich, were thumped 5—1 by eintracht frankfurt. bayern had jerome boateng sent off afterjust nine minutes, and it was all downhill from there. they're fourth in the league. borussia monchengladbach are top after beating bayer leverkusen.
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and in spain, barcelona were beaten 3—1 by levante, who scored all of their goals in the space of seven second—half minutes. barca could be overtaken at the top of the league by real madrid if they beat real betis. and it could be a huge weekend for lewis hamilton at the us grand prix. he's odds—on to win his sixth formula 1 world title in texas, where he's got a very good record, having won five times in the seven races that have been held there. qualifying is under way, and hamilton is currently leading. that's all the sport for now. the first western ever to be made will be shown in public for the first time in more than a century. the screening will take place where it was filmed — not in hollywood, but in the north—west of england. here's colin paterson. kidnapping by indians in 1899 — the world's first western, according to the british film institute,
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and it was filmed in blackburn. in northgate, in the centre of blackburn on the site that they worked from, the year that they made the first western kidnapping by indians. mitchell and kenyon‘s documentaries captured everyday life, including in their hometown, but they also liked to experiment. in 1899, that changes. they stop filming the world around them and start telling stories and one of the first is the first western. jamie holman tracked down a surviving copy in the archives of london's cinema museum. today, it will be shown for the first time in a century at the british textile biennial in the town. a very simple story — a frontier family encounters the native americans, who try to take the child, and they are saved by the plucky cowboy, so it has got feathers, smoking pistols — it is a cowboy film. it is often claimed that the great train robbery made in the us in 1903 was the first western. but kidnapping by indians
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was shot four years earlier, and there are good reasons why the wild west was known in the north—west. there is this connection between the cotton growing obviously in america and the east lancashire weavers. why wouldn't there be some kind of link that allowed them to know about that world and kind of be able to turn it into the world's first western? if you asked anyone in the street, where was the first western made, no—one with say blackburn. no, nobody would say blackburn. it is an example of creativity and culture that comes from the working classes that has been filmed and screened here in blackburn and it's about the people of blackburn get to see that and it is their culture. the western is once again home on the range and that home is blackburn. a reminder of our top story: there've been wild celebrations in south africa as the national rugby team crushed england in the world cup final injapan.
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get in touch with me on twitter. the worst of the winds are easing but we have had particularly nasty weather today. this is one of you our weather watcher captured in cornwall. it is a very exposed site but on the isle of wight, an hundred and nine miles per hour, plymouth 83 mph. very stormy for a time. it remains blustery as we get into the night, it will not be as windy as it has been. there are some areas of wet weather to contend with affecting england and wales and through to eastern scotland. drying up into northern ireland, parts of
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south—west scotland, north wales, one or two mist and fog patches. low pressure is still with us. but it is not the beast that was on saturday. still weather fronts queueing up to come on as we go from sunday to monday. the picture for sunday though, further rain towards northern and eastern scotland but not the intensity we have seen. a lot of cloud in northern england, rain at times, dry weather through northern ireland, north wales, the southeast with sunny spells, further rain pushing across south—west england. average wind speeds a0 mass per hour. in terms of those temperatures, the range of 10—1adc. at that picture as we go from sunday into monday. there are further weather fronts poised to move into monday. there are further weatherfronts poised to move in, and the winds will not be too much ofa and the winds will not be too much of a feature with this next weather feature coming in. blustery in places. but further rain to come. outbreaks of rain stretching from
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northern ireland to scotland. the chance of heavy may be fun showers across southern england into south wales. as we look at the picture going into tuesday, that low pressure pushes away but as it does so it drags in a flow of cold air coming in from the north and north—east, still with a few showers around, but some sunny spells, but many of us will begin to notice a change in the field of the weather, continuing into wednesday. as we tracked down this cold air, a frost. but the lull in the weather does not last long, wet along during the second half of the week.
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this is bbc world news. the headlines. south africa is celebrating after becoming rugby world cup champions for a third time in the tournament's history. the springboks beat england 32—12 in the final injapan, a victory led by the team's first black captain. a car bomb has killed at least 13 people in the syrian town of tal abyad, close to the turkish border. the town is occupied by turkish forces. ankara blames kurdish militants for the attack. thousands of pro—democracy protesters in hong kong have once again clashed with police. activists, many of them wearing masks, hurled bricks,


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