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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at eleven: the brexit party leader, nigel farage, says he is not going to stand as an mp in the general election. do i fight a seat, try to get myself into parliament, or do i serve the calls better traversing the length and breadth of the united kingdom supporting 600 candidates? and i've decided the latter course is the right one. the government confirms the benefits freeze introduced by the conservatives three years ago will end next april. labour promises to make every home in the uk more energy—efficient if it wins the election. the vietnamese community comes togetherfor a vigil for the 39 people found dead in a lorry in essex. air bnb introduces a ban on so called ‘party houses‘, after 5 people were shot dead in san francisco at a property booked through its website.
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lewis hamilton will start the us formula one grand prix in fifth on the grid, but is still poised to win the world drivers‘ championship. and the dateline london panel ask if a general election can resolve the crisis that is brexit. that's in half an hour, here on bbc news. in the past hour, the leader of the brexit party, nigel farage, has announced he won't stand in next month's general election. he says instead he will be campaigning across the country against the prime minister's proposed brexit deal. it comes as the election campaign gets into full swing,
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with labour and the conservatives making big spending pledges. borisjohnson has confirmed the benefits freeze in place since 2016 will end in april, whilejeremy corbyn is proposing to insulate almost every home in the uk, which labour says will create hundreds of thousands of jobs. our political correspondent jessica parker is here. we saw the brexit party launch on friday, when nigel farage kept people guessing as to whether he would personally stand. he has stood u nsuccessfully would personally stand. he has stood unsuccessfully before, announcing this morning that he won't be. instead, he will concentrate his effo rts instead, he will concentrate his efforts on supporting candidates up and down the country. some political opponents of his will accuse him of running scared, suggest that he won't run because he thinks he won't win, but perhaps the flip side of thatis win, but perhaps the flip side of that is that rather than nigel
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farage currents turn to writing on one constituency, he has made it clear he will try to make boris johnson passed make life difficult if there is leave alliance doesn't happen, which it looks like it won't, but let's have a listen to him as he announced he wouldn't be standing this morning. him as he announced he wouldn't be standing this morningli him as he announced he wouldn't be standing this morning. i thought very hard about this. how do i serve the cause of brexit best? i'm not doing this for a career. i don't wa nt doing this for a career. i don't want to be in politics for the rest of my life. do i fight a seat, get myself into parliament, or do i serve the cause better traversing the length and breadth of the uk supporting 600 candidates? i have decided the latter course is the better one. it is difficult to be in a constituency every day and to be out across the uk. as i said, nigel farage making it clear he has no interest in getting on board with boris johnson's interest in getting on board with borisjohnson‘s deal at interest in getting on board with boris johnson's deal at all. interest in getting on board with borisjohnson‘s deal at all. i think he will spend a lot of the campaign criticising it. borisjohnson will
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go around saying he has an up ready deal ready to present within weeks. last week, we were due to leave the eu. borisjohnson said famously that he would rather be dead in a ditch than ask for a delay. he blames the delay on parliament. parliament would say he needs to take ownership of what happened. he has been speaking in an interview about whether he has been sorry to miss that deadline. will you apologise to those members who voted for you because they thought you would take them out of the eu on the 31st of october? it is a matter of deep... what we need to do now is get on and do it. that was boris johnson speaking on sky. labour have been talking about their offer for this general election. what have they been promising? we will hear lots of offers from the parties in the coming weeks, but they have been
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announcing a major home improvement programme, including a £60 billion scheme for energy saving upgrades for low income households, things like loft insulation and double glazing. they say it would create jobs, cut carbon emissions and energy use. they have been talking about the nhs. labourfeel like energy use. they have been talking about the nhs. labour feel like they are on good territory talking about the nhs, and they have been vocal against what they say is the privatisation of the nhs under this government. the shadow chancellor this morning seemed to suggest they would try and take private contracts back in—house. let's listen to what he was saying. these contracts should be brought in—house because we believe in a democratic nhs, and we believe in a democratic nhs, and we believe in a democratic nhs, and we believe we shouldn't be allowing people to profit from the nhs. at the end of a labour government, no commercial involvement? we will see how those contracts run out. we will
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protect the patient and get a better service. the general public feels we shouldn't be pouring money into the pockets of profiteers. lets talk about the lib dems, because they are pretty angry that they haven't been invited to this tb debate —— tv debate. what is jo invited to this tb debate —— tv debate. what isjo swinson saying? the they have lodged a formal complaint and they are not happy that this head—to—head is happening withoutjo swinson. that this head—to—head is happening without jo swinson. the that this head—to—head is happening withoutjo swinson. the lib dems wa nt to withoutjo swinson. the lib dems want to be involved and that is not particularly surprising. the snp have said they think this kind of debate could be misleading, so we will see how that one shapes up. as you know, around elections, there is a lwa ys you know, around elections, there is always a thorough debate about tv debates, who should take part and how they should be run. meanwhile, a lot of discussion about the so—called remain alliance. this idea
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that certain parties could stand aside in certain seats to get a candidate who supports remaining in the eu and benefit their chances of getting into power. it is something that has been put tojo swinson this morning. i wouldn't necessarily assume that the numbers are accurate, but we have been having those discussions because there are people in those different parties, parties that want to stop brexit and remain in the eu, and we have found that in the brecon and radnorshire by—election at the beginning of august, we had a successful example of where two parties stood side by side with the lib dems and we were able to win that seat and return an mp who would campaign enthusiastically to remain.|j mp who would campaign enthusiastically to remain. i think those discussions are ongoing. yesterday, news emerging that there was the potential for a yesterday, news emerging that there was the potentialfor a remain alliance in the isle of wight and in broxtowe. they will have to conclude
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those conversations soon because nominations will have to be in, so the discussions are ongoing. it looks like there might be something ofa remain looks like there might be something of a remain alliance in some seats, but the question will be how widespread it is and how effective. the scottish first minister has said that the issue of who decides scotland's future is one of the central questions of the upcoming general election. nicola sturgeon has insisted that if the snp wins the most scottish seats in the election, and mps stand in the way of a second independence referendum, it would be ignoring the democratic wishes of scotland. members of the vietnamese community have gathered in london for a vigil in memory of the 39 people found in a lorry in essex. a service last night was attended by more than a hundred people and more are expected to pay their respects at another memorial today, as richard lister reports. this congregation feels the migra nts' deaths
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more keenly than most. more than 15,000 londoners were born in vietnam, forming the largest vietnamese community in britain. some gathered at this east end church last night to commemorate their countrymen who died trying to reach the uk. 0ur sympathy to the people who have lost their lives on the way for the seeking of freedom, of dignity and happiness. and we ask god to welcome them into his kingdom. people here have been following news of the investigation closely. essex police are slowly identifying the victims and there are families in this congregation who have told father simon that they too may have relatives among the dead. i think the more information that we get, you know, the quicker the investigation could become. so i encourage them if you could, you know, provide. and so far about eight families have
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come forward to give me information and i have passed on to essex police. footage has emerged of the lorry shortly before its terrible cargo was revealed. vietnam has called for closer international cooperation to combat migrant smugglers and human trafficking. police believe that trailer may have been rented by ronan hughes, on the left. they're still searching for him and his younger brother, chris. it may be some time before we know the names and stories of all those who died, but this congregation is keeping them in their prayers. and there will be another service for them this afternoon. richard lister, bbc news. a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a car drove into a pub in essex. police said a man in his 40s died when the vehicle hit the spinnaker inn in colchester in the early hours of this morning. three other people have been taken to hospital, one with life—changing injuries.
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airbnb — which allows people to rent property online — says it's banning bookings for so—called party houses. it follows the death of five people in a shooting in san francisco on halloween night. here's our north america correspondent chris buckler. parties have been a big issue for the company for a long time, but what has led them to act was a party thrown at a home in 0rinda, which is an affluent suburb in san francisco last week. now a woman rented that 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 were shootings and five people died — in their 20s and late teens. now, airbnb has said that's completely unacceptable and they say they are going to put in place new policies that will ban party houses.
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now 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're going to create a dedicated party has rapid response team and that they're going to screen high risk reservations among other things. he's pretty blunt in this post on twitter. he says "we must do better and we will". england fans will still no doubt be reflecting on the outcome of yesterday's final, having watched england outmuscled by south africa, losing 32—12. the springboks drinking in their win with the webb ellis trophy. but what a moment for siya kolisi, the team's first black captain to hold aloft that trophy,
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a symbol of progress in south africa. but for england the inquest will continue into their disappointing performance. former england scrum half matt dawson, who won the world cup in 2003, says england buckled under the power of the south africans. the leadership team of england has been so good over the quarterfinals and semifinals, but under the immense pressure of the final, against a south african side who were so passionate, so strong and so aggressive on the gain line, england couldn't get the momentum, and those leaders just couldn't position england to score enough points and score the tries. i think england lost the try count 2—0, so they probably were well beaten in that regard as well. earlier i spoke to paul jackson, the curator of the webb ellis rugby football museum. he says england's good
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run in the tournament bodes well for the game. didn't we do well to get to the final? is a shame we lost it. congratulations to south africa. it will sort so many things out in that country, i'm sure, won't it? the japanese held it beautifully, and by japanese held it beautifully, and rugby will grow in that country. our development of rugby football will development of rugby football will develop accordingly, i hope. do you think the tournament itself in england's good run in it, especially that amazing victory over the all blacks in the semifinal, will that inspire new kids to take up rugby, especially also the fact it has been on terrestrial tv? it can only help. loads of people are watching and it can only be a good thing. there will be numerous kids all over the country going out to play mini rugby
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this morning in an appropriate and fun way, and their coaches, it will lift their spirits after the defeat and they will say, come on, you guys, and they will say, come on, you guys, some and they will say, come on, you guys, some of you guys will be playing in the world cup final in eight or 12 years, let's go for it. how wonderful. young boys and girls, a lot of them are tempted to play football rather than rugby, but is this sort of tournament quite pivotal in may be changing some minds about the sport? you would hope so. the fact that girls now play it in droves can only be a great thing for the game. as you're aware, the barbarians now their own girls' side, a wonderful development for the game. i can only see this being taken forward and growing the game. 0ur museum will be full of people coming to see the history of the game. people will come to rugby school literally 100 yards away from
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where i am now to visit where it all began in 1823, so i can't see that it has done any harm. i can only see forward progress. the introduction to children must be done appropriately, with fun, and the physicality that we see for those of more mature yea rs physicality that we see for those of more mature years has to be left out until they are ready. more mature years has to be left out untilthey are ready. pauljackson, curator of the webb ellis rugby football museum. the headlines on bbc news: the brexit party leader, nigel farage, says he is not going to stand as a candidate in the general election. the government confirms the benefits freeze introduced by the conservatives three years ago will end next april. labour promises to make every home in the uk more energy—efficient if it wins the election. sport, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's john watson.
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lewis hamilton only needs to finish 8th in the us grand prix later today to win a sixth formula one world driver's championship. his hopes of securing the title in style took a slight setback in yesterday's qualifying when his mercedes teammate valtterri bottas unexpectedly took pole position. hamilton finished fifth but is still poised to win the title. you wouldn't bet against him winning another world championship title, which would leave him one short of michael schumacher‘s record of seven world titles. the german won his seventh when he was 35, hamilton who's currently 3a, will move clear of argentina'sjuan manuel fangio, with both drivers currently on five. former england wing mark cueto says this england team may never get a better chance to win a world cup than the opportunity missed
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against south africa in yokohama yesterday. they went down 32 points to 12, in what was their world cup final appearnce since losing to south africa in paris in 2007. the frustrating thing for me, into 2007, we got beaten in the final. we did well to get to the final considering what happened prior. this team will never have a better opportunity to win a world cup. 0n paper, they are the best team england has had for a long time. the performance last week against new zealand, the best most complete performance we have seen, for ever, probably. i don't think it will ever hit home. even for me, it sounds ridiculous, but it is 12 years on. the first time england got to a world cup final was yesterday since 2007, andi world cup final was yesterday since 2007, and i am sat in the kitchen, and it was bringing back some crazy
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memories. it almost sank in another couple of inches for me. england's cricketers came out on top in their world cup final in the summer. but lost the second match of their twenty20 series to new zealand overnight. chasing a target of 177, england were 3 for 2 afterjust eight balls. dawid malan their top scorer, with 39 as they lost by 21 runs. it means the five game series is now level at 1—all, the next match takes place in the early hours of tuesday morning. liverpool managerjurgen klopp says his team need to learn from their narrow escape at aston villa after they left it late to snatch all three points and maintain their six point lead at the top of the premier league. klopp's side were a goal down after trezeguet struck midway through the first half to give villa the lead. liverpool didn't equalise until the 87th minute through andy robertson. and then in the fifth minute of added time sadio mane won it.
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we played a bit too much here in there, not really at the right moment to finish it off. we didn't shoot from 18—20 yards. we still try to pass the ball here in there. we had our moments, but we were not clear in good enough. rory mcilroy has won the world golf championship in shanghai after a play—off. mcilroy beat the defending champion xander schauffele after the pair were tied at 19 under par after four rounds. in the first play—off hole mcilroy‘s birdie was enough to secure his fourth title of the year after the american could only make par. there was play off drama too in the latest women's lpga event in taipei. american nelly korda won a three way play off to successfully defend the title. england's charley hull was the highest placed briton who was tied for 11th place. there were more celebrations for the marquez family in moto gp after alex, the younger brother of marc, was crowned world champion in the moto 2 class. he finished second in the malaysian grand prix following a tough race against winner brad binder.
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that finish was enough for marquez to take an unbeatable lead in the standings with just one race remaining this season. brother marc has already secured his sixth moto gp title. that's all the sport for now. i'll have more in the next hour. riot police in iraq have fired live ammunition and tear gas during anti—government protests in the centre of baghdad. several people were wounded, and there are reports of two deaths. the demonstrators say they are responding to corruption and unemployment. officials have promised early elections. protests have continued on the streets of chile over the weekend, marking two weeks since major unrest began. at least 20 people have died and thousands of people have been arrested since last month. the demonstrators are worried that planned economic reforms could leave them worse off. 0ur south america correspondent katy watson reports from santiago.
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the desire for change is still burning on the streets of santiago. two weeks in, and they are not giving up. families, children, people young and old, committed to the protest movement that has suddenly taken hold of chile. they want to see a shake—up of old politics, and a more inclusive society. these people say they want dignity, respect, and to be listened to. meanwhile, politicians met in recent days to find a way forward, but so far little breakthrough. translation: we want to say to the government that we have a counterproposal for change in chile. what the government has put on the table until now is not enough. camilla and her new wife, stephanie, have not let the protests get in the way. they got married two days ago, and even had their hen party at one of the demonstrations. we've come to protest and support people, stephanie says. if you stay inside, it's
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as if you are doing nothing. the privileges i have aren'tjust for me but for everyone. she says she is nervous about the police and their aggressive attitude towards protesters. you could see that clearly on the streets this past weekend. a vast majority of chileans here are protesting in peace but it feels like the police are acting tough. by early afternoon on saturday, before the protests gathered momentum, water cannon and tear gas was being used liberally to disperse the crowds. but engineer miguel says he is not cowed and he will not stop his protest until things change. translation: lots of politicians think it is just poor people complaining, but that's not true. there are lots of professionals, engineers like me who are speaking up. this cuts across all society. we've never seen this in chile. so the authorities are scared.
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defiance in the face of authorities accused of unnecessary repression. there are crackdowns on unarmed protesters, uncomfortable in a country that, just 30 years ago, was under a dictatorship. chileans have found their voice and they are determined to keep using it. katy watson, bbc news. a 300—year—old violin, valued at £250,000 which was accidentally left on a train in london last week, has been safely returned to its owner. the instrument was handed over in a supermarket car park to its owner stephen morris after secret negotiations. the man who'd taken the violin said he'd made a mistake and apologised. earlier i spoke to the musician stephen morris — he told me more about the 300—year—old violin. it was made in 1709, the same year
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thatjohnson was born. it was made in rome. sorry... what might don't drop it! i'm struggling for words because i'm still getting over the shock of getting it back. it is 300 yea rs old shock of getting it back. it is 300 years old and worth £250,000. tell us years old and worth £250,000. tell us the story — you lost it on a train? i was tired, finished very late at night at abbey road studios, and when i got off at my local station, i got off and left the violin where i have put it. and i didn't realise until the following morning that it was missing, which was a terrible shock. that is a heart attack moment, isn't it? was a terrible shock. that is a heart attack moment, isn't mm certainly is! how did you go about trying to find it? first, i had to make sure i had a violin to play on
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tour, i was on tour with bocelli, and my wife lent me a violin. the btp took control of the search. the british transport police. that's right. their amazing team ran the search. and then you found it, and the person who had taken it gave it back. tell us a bit about how that happened. i got a message on my newly created twitter account to say that somebody knew somebody who had the violin, and a few phone calls later, we managed to negotiate a location to return the violin. you must have been gobsmacked, thrilled, delighted. all those things. a lot of prayers answered. lets hear a bit of prayers answered. lets hear a bit of that beautiful violin, because you are playing a little bit earlier, and it makes the most amazing sound. thank you.
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plays amazing grace. that is sumptuous. is it fair to say that you will be a lot more careful with that wonderful violin? that's a fair comment! may be just chain it to your wrist when you are next going on a train. i think a tracker is probably in order. but you are grateful to everyone who helped. hugely grateful. mike pannett, the author, who was the engine room of the search, what a hero. couldn't
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have done it without him. stephen morris with his £250,000 300—year—old violin. we will talk about something else worth a lot of money now. the charity fundraising auction held by the actor and singer olivia newton—john — whose best—known role was of course sandy in the movie grease. and the skinny black trousers she wore in the film were the star of the night — being bought forjust over four hundred thousand dollars. she's previously said they were so tight, she had to be sewn into them for each day of filming. the identity of their buyer remains a secret — but the auction raised 2.4 million dollars in total for olivia's cancer treatment centre. back white —— those trousers aren't
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worth more than that violin. extraordinary! in a moment, it'll be time for dateline london. but first, the weather with stav da naos. the wins should be lighter for many of us. we will see a lot of sunshine too. —— the winds. it stays wet and breezy for the east of scotland, a little rain for north—east england, but good spells of sunshine for many. dry spells in northern ireland, north—west england and southern scotland. it turns windier and wetter again across the south—west this evening. low pressure swee ps south—west this evening. low pressure sweeps in so it turns u nsettled. pressure sweeps in so it turns unsettled. plenty of showers, some heavy. breezy across northern and eastern scotland. low pressure with us eastern scotland. low pressure with us for monday. it will stay windy and wet across scotland, lots of showers for england and wales. it will be breezy through the channel. signs of it turning chillier as we head through the new working week, struggling to make double figures in many places by the end of the week.
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hello and welcome to dateline london. i'm carrie gracie. this week... one of the world's most wanted men blows himself up in a suicide vest to evade us capture, but where does that leave the terror group he led? and yet another brexit deadline has passed without brexit. can a general election now resolve this crisis? my guests today — abdel bari atwan, writer on arab affairs; veteran new york times reporter john fisher burns; broadcaster maria margaronis

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