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this is bbc news. i'm lewis vaughan jones. our top stories: celebrations for south africans, after the springboks crushed england in the rugby world cup — for many a victory that goes beyond the sport. this is the biggest world cup in the world. and this is the sport that unites us as south africans. turkey blames kurdish militants for a deadly bomb blast in a syrian border town occupied by its forces. after claims of russian interference in uk elections — pressure mounts for a report's findings to be made public. aianb says it will ban customers renting houses for parties after five people were killed at a halloween event in san francisco.
hello and welcome to bbc world news. south africa are the rugby world cup champions for a third time in tournament history. south africa are the rugby world cup champions for a third time in tournament history. the spring boks took the title injapan beating england 32 points to 12 in the final — overpowering the english in the second half of the game. makazole mapimpi scored a try, putting south africa ahead 25 points to 12. and with less than ten minutes left on the clock, winger cheslin kolbe side—stepped the england defence and scored another try, sealing the win for the springboks.
it was an historic win for the rainbow nation — and for many it was more than just a rugby match. 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. and 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, and give it our best so thank you very much. 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 the 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. 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. it was an historic moment for the countryjust over a year after the end of apartheid. there was only one black player in the team that day. today there were six — led by the team's first—ever black captain siya kolisi, and watching on from new york was nelson mandela's grandson, ndaba mandela. i spoke with him about what today's match means for the people of south africa.
it is the continuation of a bright dawn. young people from across the country can say that one day, i want to be the next kolisi. they can look at becoming anything they want, not just a rugby captain, but a natural scientist, it is a great moment for us. scientist, it is a great moment for us. talk about that unity. bringing the country together. as you know, oui’ the country together. as you know, our country has been marred by lots of political instability in its history but sport is one of those things that has a specific role in uniting our people. this is going to goa uniting our people. this is going to go a long way to making people understand that if we work together, we can truly achieve anything we set oui’ 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 be saying today? he would be
absolutely thrilled with joy, pride and happiness. congratulating the tea m and happiness. congratulating the team for this amazing feat that they have achieved. and it would just be a jolly old day of celebration! you can't argue with that! can you remember back to 1995, you can't have been that old, but can you remember that moment?” have been that old, but can you remember that moment? i do remember that moment. i was at home watching on tv as the team won the game and my grandfather went on to the team to give the trophy to the boys. i don't think anybody expected that to happen back in 1995. it was an absolute shocker. even during the game, but it really kicked us off in the right trajectory as the new rainbow nation. i've got to be honest i'm welsh so i wasn't happy
with south africa early in this tournament but today, i was leaping off my server. just at that moment when the captain lifted the cup at the end —— leaping off my sofa. what does that symbolise? that symbolises great pride, but it shows the young people especially, because i work with young people in south africa, that anything is possible if you work hard, listen and take advice from a mental, you can truly become and you are the master of your own universe. a bomb has exploded in a town in northern syria occupied by turkish forces, killing at least 13 people. the turkish defence ministry has blamed the kurdish ypg militia group for the attack in a region controlled until last month by the kurdish—led syrian democratic forces. no group has said it carried out the attack in tal abyad, which is close to the turkish border. here's the bbc‘s middle east
analyst, alan johnston. the moment after the blast. amid the smoke and the debris they try to ta ke smoke and the debris they try to take in what has just happened. this was a car bomb that went off near a market. civilians were among the casualties but also syrian arab militia men who were allied with the turkish military. the turks, in a major offensive, recently took this town from local kurdish fighters. turkey regards them as terrorists, and it has been determined to drive them away from border areas like this. the turks have blamed the kurdish ypg militia for the bombing. the ypg hasn't responded to the accusation. tal abyad town is in its first day is under turkish military control and what has just happened
suggest that making it sugar —— secure may not be easy. another story coming from the region — turkey says it will send fighters from the islamic state group that it's captured in syria, back to their home countries, and has criticised european states for being reluctant to take back is fighters and their families. here's what the turkish interior minister had to say. translation: concerning the foreigners, we will keep them under our control for some time to come. then, we'll send them back to their countries. we're not a hotel for daesh members. this new method where they say, "we took his nationality away, now it's your problem". that's unacceptable in our view. that's totally irresponsible. let's be clear, what do you want me to do with your terrorist? let's get some of the day's other news. a prominent indigenous leader in brazil has been killed inside a protected area in the north
of the country. local authorities in maranau say this man — paulo guajajara — was shot by illegal loggers during an ambush. brazil'sjustice minister has promised to investigate — but indigenous groups say there's been an increase in attacks by illegal loggers and miners since far—right president jair bolsonaro took office injanuary. police in mongolia say they have detained more than 800 chinese nationals as part of a large investigation into a cyber crime ring. more than 1,000 personal computers and 10,000 mobile phone sim cards were also confiscated. the detainees are suspected of online gambling and money laundering offences. vietnam says it "strongly condemns human trafficking," after uk police said they believed 39 people found dead in a lorry in essex were all vietnamese. the vietnamese ministry of foreign affairs called on countries around the world to "step up cooperation" to combat the crime. several arrests have been made
in connection with the incident. the british prime minister borisjohnson is under pressure to release a report on alleged russian election interference. the chairman of parliament's intelligence and security committee, dominic grieve, told the bbc it was essential to publish the report before mps are sent away on tuesday for britain's five—week election campaign. i cannot think of a reason why he should wish to prevent this report being published. this report is germane, because we do know, i think it is widely accepted, that the russians have sought to interfere in countries' democratic processes in the past. i asked our security correspondent gordon corera why the report's release is being delayed. that's the question. the report was completed in march this year, the actual inquiry. it then goes through
actual inquiry. it then goes through a security clearance process ready check there is nothing classified in it. that was completed last month and given to the prime minister and downing street. and then the question is when does it come out? the reason why this has become an urgent issue is because, if it doesn't come out by tuesday, parliament rises and the chance of seeing at this side of the general election in the uk is gone. and i think that's why there's a particular issue and pressure, because the chair of the committee feels that people ought to see it because it is partly about electoral interference and whether there has been any by russia ahead of the election. downing street says it is following the normal process but the chairman of the committee dominic grieve, an independent mp has strongly disputed that this is a normal delay. do we have any idea what is in this report? what we know is that the report is called russia, s0 is that the report is called russia, so it is pretty broad. 0ne is that the report is called russia, so it is pretty broad. one part is this issue of electoral interference. we've had a lot of evidence and inquiry to the us issue
of electoral interference, particularly the miller report in 2016 and so on. nothing like that has ever been done in the uk in terms of the level of investigation. no one is sure whether there has been the same scale of potential interference in the uk but this report would be the closest thing to a miller report to find that out. it will set russian espionage and subversion and other forms of russian influence but what we don't know although there have been some rumours, are what its conclusions are, whether there was a high level of russian interference and whether it was successful or not, we simply don't know that. if it when might we see it at all if it doesn't come out before the election? the next parliament, so a new committee would be formed. it could be a few months. they would decide whether they want to a cce pt they would decide whether they want to accept or change it. it would be months. it is that issue of whether it has information, as some have suggested, which is relevant to the way people might think about voting,
if it is not party political, about the electoral process and what is happening in elections. they knew that that needs to be seen the side ofa that that needs to be seen the side of a general election so there will be more pressure in the next couple of days and we will see if the government gives in, and whether we see this report. stay with us on bbc world news. still to come: more than a year after the extraordinary rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach, thailand's tham luang caves re—open to visitors. the israeli prime minister, yitzhak rabin, the architect of the middle east peace process, has been assassinated. a 27—year—old jewish man has been arrested and an extremist jewish organisation has claimed responsibility for the killing. at polling booths throughout the country, they voted on an historic day for australia. as the results came in it was clear, the monarchy would survive.
the american hostages, there was no time. they are being held somewhere inside the compound and student leaders have threatened that should the americans attempt rescue, they will all die. this mission has surpassed all expectations. voyager one is now the most distant, man—made object anywhere in the universe and itjust seems to keep on going. tonight, we've proved once more that the true strength of our nation, comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but the alluring power of our ideals. this is bbc news, the latest headlines. south africa have won the rugby world cup, thrashing england in the final injapan. it's the third time they've won the trophy. at least 13 people have been killed in a car bomb attack in a syrian border town occupied
by turkish forces. airbnb says it will ban so—called party houses after five people were killed in a shooting at a california home that had been rented through the service. airbnb's ceo brian chesky tweeted that the company would redouble its efforts to "combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive hosts and guest conduct." 0ur correspondent chris buckler has more. for anyone who has not used airbnb, it's a website that allows people to go on and advertise their rooms or their houses for generally a short term let and other people can go on and rent them. but there have been some horror stories in the past. for example, there was a man who was banned from airbnb after renting a property and cramming 200 people in it for a new year's eve party. and there have been many stories of houses being badly damaged by those who have rented them. and parties have been a big issue for the company
for a very long time. but what has led them to act is a party that was thrown at a home in 0rinda, which is an affluent suburb in san francisco last week. a woman rented the house, claiming she wanted to find a place to allow her asthmatic family to escape from the smoke from the california wildfires. in fact, she threw a halloween party in which 100 people turned up and it descended into violence, in which there where shootings and five people died in their 20s and their late teens. now, airbnb has said that is completely unacceptable and they say they are going to put in place new policies that will ban party houses. that might prove difficult to do, but brian chesky, who is the co—founder and chief executive officer of airbnb has set out a number of things that they are going to do. he says, they are going to create a dedicated party house rapid response team and that they are going to screen high—risk reservations, among other things. he's pretty blunt in
these posts on twitter. he says, "we must do better and we will". i asked technology journalist ben parr how airbnb was going to police party houses. it's going to be very difficult time for airbnb, so traditionally, they've been reactive. they have gotten reports and they've reacted. what they are trying to say now is they will be proactive. but how can they know if there is a party if nobody reports it? they are going to have a really hard time doing it. i think the big thing here is, how much money are they willing to invest to predict what parties, what events are going to actually be parties? just how big a problem is this for airbnb? i mean, right now it is a huge problem. so, lots of people damage homes when they throw parties where the host especially doesn't know it's happening. and then now you have violence and it's become a compounding problem. brian chesky and airbnb did the right thing,
they had to respond. the big question is, can they actually stop it? and if they can't, or their responses are not deemed weighty enough or enthusiastic enough, what kind of consequences can it have for the whole business model? i think the business model itself could be in danger. and it's because more of these kinds of events will bring up regulatory pressure in places like new york or san francisco, or london. this has already been happening because of people complaining. because of people buying multiple properties and renting them out as party homes. so the biggest risk is regulartory. are there any specific areas where this is a problem, because this is a huge company operating right around the world and actually, lots and lots of people use it, use it perfectly well and it's part of holidaying
and part of everyday life. the vast majority of people use it to like have good places around the world and not throw parties. but there's always been this segment and that has become a growing issue. and because it's not the biggest part of airbnb, it makes sense for them to try and crack down. again, the biggest question is, can they crack down and how will they do that? police in hong kong have fired tear gas to try to disperse pro—democracy activists gathering for an unofficial protest. it's the 22nd weekend of demonstrations in the semi—autonomous territory. they gathered at victoria park after the leading activist joshua wong called for 100,000 people to attend the rally. he's been disqualified from standing in forthcoming district council elections. 0ur correspondent stephen mcdonell is in downtown hong kong with the latest.
well, it's sort of quietened down and there is not as many protesters around. the police have adopted what you might call a kind of zero tolerance approach to marching today. now in their thousands, many thousands, protesters turned out today and you will hear people, by the way, shouting out at the police who were kind of mopping up what that is left off tonight's protest. but they have come in very quickly, grabbing people and just marching. that's enough to see people being detained today. we have seen these officers moving in, now they are sort of fanning out down the road and down here. and telling people that they have to get out of the streets and if we come round here now, spraying pepper spray at people. so we are having these kind of tense scenes like this. coucillors from the eastern german city of dresden have declared what they call
a ‘nazi emergency‘, approving a resolution earlier this week saying that more needs to be done to counter the rise of the far—right in the region. 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. reinhard shleeker is a journalist from zdf television in germany. he said the use of the term ‘emergency‘ has not come without controversy. this has become a motion that the majority of the dresden council accepted against the vote of the christian democratic union, the conservatives, who basically and some others as well said that the word, state of emergency is far exaggerated and this state of emergency regularly means that democratic rights are suspended, and
s0 democratic rights are suspended, and so many of those liberal democrats who voted in favour of the motion are not very comfortable with the word, state of emergency. there must bea word, state of emergency. there must be a problem at some level with the far right as perceived by other politicians in the region. in dresden in 2018 there have been 60 crimes of attacks by far right groups and the so—called far right wing organisation pegida is strong in dresden, so it is a good idea that the town police, everybody else, schools and congregations are doing something about this. and the councillor who presented this motion also says declaring this state of
emergency doesn't help things along in the short run, but of course, it creates something like more attention for the problem, and the negative side could be that it also brings more attention to those groups who, they want to stand up against. the world —famous caves in the northern chiang rai province in thailand have officially re—opened to tourists. they had been closed to visitors since the wild boars football team and their coach were rescued alive — after nearly three weeks trapped inside. tiffany sweeney reports the cave has now reopened now 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. 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. 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. leonardo dicaprio has praised the climate change activist greta thunberg as "a leader of our time" following their first meeting. mr dicaprio shared a picture of himself with the swedish teenager on instagram. he wrote he hoped "greta's message is a wake—up call to world leaders everywhere". the image has had more than four million likes since it was posted on friday. a reminder of our top story. jubilant rugby fans in south africa say that the springboks' victory in the world cup has united the country more than any political party could. victory over england at the final injapan was led by the team's first black captain, with black wingers scoring the winning tries.
you can reach me on twitter — i'm @lvaughanjones. it was a stormy start to the weekend for some of us, with some nasty weather conditions for a time across parts of southern england, south wales, the isles of scilly, the channel islands. in terms of wind gusts, very exposed weather station on the isle of wight, 109 mph. plymouth, 83 mph. 61 at guernsey. it's still going to be blustery for part two of the weekend for some others, but we are not looking at stormy conditions. quite brisk winds with this low pressure towards the coast of south—west england and indeed northern scotland was quite windy. this is how we start the day. the wind is light across northern
ireland, north—west wales, the midlands where we have had clear spells of the night. but outbreaks of rain the show is running through parts of eastern england, and a lot of cloud in northern england with sum of seeing a bit of rain for a time, and further outbreaks of rain, the intensity easing across parts of northern and eastern scotland. another spell of rain running up through south—west england towards south wales later. these are average wind speeds. the winds were strengthened with this moving in with gusts of around a0 mph, similar to the far north of scotland. temperatures topping out at around io-ia temperatures topping out at around 10—1a celsius but there will be some dry areas, some sunshine to be had in places. as we go on through sunday, low pressure makes another push, with this next spell running northwards through parts of england and wales, and showers reaching into northern ireland as well. with the risk of some heavier downpours and further rain pushing on across eastern scotland, so that was quite heavy, but not particularly cold as
we start monday. low pressure is in charge. quite blustery through parts of scotland, with an easterly wind coming in. again towards the south coast of england, more like a south—westerly. heavy showers across southern parts may come the rumble of thunder. lots of cloud for northern england, northern ireland and scotland with outbreaks of rain towards the westernmost fringes of scotland. temperatures starting to come down a little bit in scotland, especially later in the day. then a more widespread, coolerfeel especially later in the day. then a more widespread, cooler feel on tuesday because we are dragging this airdown tuesday because we are dragging this air down from the north, with low pressure beginning to move away, some dry weather showers around across eastern parts. there is going to bea across eastern parts. there is going to be a brief colder lull in the weather towards mid week, as we cool off across the uk. i'm afraid it will not be long before rain comes backin will not be long before rain comes back in from the atlantic later in the week.
this is bbc news. the headlines: jubilant south african rugby fans say that the springboks' victory in the world cup final has united the country more than any political party could. their win over england was led by the team's first black captain. a bomb explosion has ripped through tal abyad, a town in northern syria occupied by turkish forces. turkey has blamed the kurdish ypg militia group for the attack, which killed 13 people. the online property rental company, airbnb, is to ban bookings by guests who use the accomodation for house parties. it follows the deaths of five people in san francisco, where a party ended in a shootout. the british prime minister, borisjohnson, is under pressure to release a report on alleged russian interference in uk elections. parliament's intelligence and security committee says it's essential to publish the findings before tuesday.
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