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  • You're listening to the six o'clock news podcast from B.B.C. radio four B.B.C. news at six o'clock this is Jane steal good evening.

  • Chief breaks it negotiator says there's been no decisive progress in the latest talks with the U.K. and discussions about her future trade deal remain quite far off the Breck said Secretary said it had been a tough week, and he urged the E.U. to be more flexible Theresa may has reiterated her pledged to lead the Conservatives into the next election.

  • The number of people killed by flooding across South Asia has reached twelve hundred a man has appeared in Court accused of orchestrating a wave of cyber attacks on British banks, a County cricket match at the oval has been abandoned.

  • After a crossbow bolt was fired onto the field, the latest breaks it talks have ended in Brussels, with both the European Union and Britain voicing their frustrations, e. use Chief negotiator, Michelle by newly warned that discussions on her future trade deal were still quite far away, he said, the main sticking point was the size of the financial settlement Britain would pay to leave the brakes, it Secretary David Davis, urged the e. used to be more flexible and imaginative and, in his words, put people above process.

  • Europe correspondent Kevin Connelly reports from Brussels as the third round of Briggs had negotiations ended in Brussels and David Davies and Michelle Barney took again to their respective podiums in the European Commission building, it quickly became clear that the list of things that remains to be done, continues to vastly outweigh those things which have been done, there are technical issues were progress appears to have been made, for instance, on certain categories of workers who have jobs in one country in homes in another, but Michelle Barney said on the principal issues, there had been no decisive progress those principle issues include the mutual rights of citizens in future and arrangements on the Irish border, but money remains to big problem.

  • How much Britain my pain.

  • It's looming divorce bill, and what it might expect in return, it's Michelle Barney Abel decide in October, if he can recommend to the leaders of the remaining twenty seven E.U. States with the Britons offered enough in those areas, to allow the talks to turn to future trade arrangements for now, at least he is urbane but pessimistic.

  • Can we build trust and start discussing her future, a partition.

  • We need to address this is shoes, so your frilly, we've got ours.

  • Our suspicion is growing on the U.K. side that, when the E.U. talks about success or progress.

  • It's describing not a search for a compromise, but a kind of test that measures only the extent to which the British position agrees with that of Brussels new case dismissed the e. use position on the financial settlement as massively over egged and Instead of providing enough information to allow the Europeans to work out what Britain is offering it's produced, instead, a legal analysis, which is dismissive of the E.U. case David Davis directly attacked the Brussels perception that the U.K. just doesn't want to pay, and so the U.K. was a country that did the right thing, but only when the circumstances were right.

  • Bear in mind, what we have said, what the Prime Minister has said, the number of times, starting in there, like that that speech before this process started and repeated in the Article fifty letter repeated time and we will meet, where a country which meets international obligations, or continue to do so.

  • There's obligations got me well specified Mister Davis is called repeatedly for the E.U. to show more flexibility in its approach to the talks stoking curiosity as to what's going on behind the scenes, we sure Barney, it was even asked if he was losing patience, but here, no go Morton is something to do.

  • I've maintained the calm you'd expect of a mountaineer, you said, I'm not angry or frustrated before adding, you know, when I am at Christmas or those words captured neatly the atmosphere in a process which has remained diplomatic in town, while making little progress and, clearly demonstrating that it has the scope to turn sour the amount of money.

  • Britain will pay to leave the E.U. is likely to dominate future breaks it talks Chris Morris of the B. b. sees reality check team has been considering how hard it will be to reach an agreement, the financial settlement of the most difficult issue at this stage of the bricks it negotiations, because it's hard to find a solution that will benefit everyone, the less the U.K. agrees to pay when it leaves the more other countries will have to fill the gap.

  • Either net contributors to the E.U. budget, like Germany or the Netherlands, will have to pay more or net beneficiaries like Poland or grease will receive less, that's what other Member States insisted that y. u. negotiators should take a hard line on the size of the British bill.

  • The E.U. argues that the U.K. is made all sorts of financial commitments, as part of the current seven year budget, and it needs to settle its share of what is in effect the e. use credit card, the E.U. hasn't put a precise figure on the amount it thinks the U.K. should pay, but many estimates come up with a net figure of about sixty billion Pounds U.K. says it won't pay anything like that.

  • A transition period after Breck's, it could provide one way out of the Empire us if the U.K. were still paying into the E.U. budget for two or three years after it leaves that could help reduce the final exit bill considerably and fill a hole in the E.U. budget, but politically, it's an explosive issue, which will eventually have To be settled by politicians, rather than bureaucrats Theresa may has again sought to quash speculation about her future as Prime Minister, saying she is not a quitter at a news conference in Japan, where she's on a three day visit to talk about trade insecurity.

  • She insisted that she was in the job for the long term.

  • I said, I wasn't a quitter, and there's a long term job to do.

  • There's an important job to be done in the United Kingdom, we stand as a really critical time in the U.K., yes, that's partly about excision getting bricks it right.

  • But if you think back to what I said when I became Prime Minister, when I stood in Downing street, there are many other issues that we need to address, but some leading Tories remain unconvinced about her ability to stay on until the next general election in twenty twenty two our political correspondent and in, they go on your report Theresa may's remarks have caused a stir because they've challenge the working assumptions at Westminster seen as having squandered the Conservatives previous slender majority missus may herself made clear, after the election, she would stay on only for as long as her party wanted her to, whilst there is zero appetite among Conservatives for a leadership contest in the short term, there has been scepticism from backbench Tory M.P.s at the idea, missus may could still be their leader in twenty twenty too many, like the former Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Heseltine believe while she might be safer now her long term position is not secure.

  • It's no point in changing the singer and the song was out of date, and so I don't see any immediate change, but I think it's unrealistic to plan on the assumption of Theresa may is going to be fighting the next election as leader of the conservative party, the chair of the backbench nineteen twenty two Committee Graham Brady said, missus, Nay, he should stay on in the interest of the party and the country.

  • I want to carry on leading the conservative party, I have no plans to change that position.

  • I think she has a big and important job to do, she's doing it well, and she deserves our support, missus may's comments were not part of a pre planned relaunch ahead of the conservative autumn conference, but an attempt to quash a newspaper story suggesting, she'd set a timetable for her departure, but missus may's exit from number ten will unlikely be of her choosing if backbench Tories decide her time is up, there will be little, she can do about it.

  • Seasonal monsoons, that have led to devastation across South Asia are now known to have killed twelve hundred people, tens of millions are in desperate need of assistance.

  • Pakistan's largest city, Karachi is the latest area to be affected with fourteen people killed after deluge caused Flash flooding disaster relief charities say they're struggling to Reach some people are South Asia regional editor John there, giving reports, the monsoon rains have been unusually severe this year.

  • Across the region, from Nepal and Bangladesh to India.

  • And now Pakistan cities have been inundated, causing deaths and widespread chaos in the countryside, whole villages have been wrecked and crops ruined Karachi is the latest casualty the army was deployed there today to help to rescue the stranded Eastern India was one of the worst affected areas.

  • There villagers describe bursting river banks, releasing walls of water, which swept away everything I'm a Butler, of the international Federation of the red cross says it's only as the floods.

  • Finally start to recede, the scale of the damage is becoming clear.

  • This is a huge does ask regionally at forty one million people end up near Lauren, it's thirty one million, it's nearly impossible to Victor I think now is the water's receding, we're giving exes.

  • And we're also beginning to see the extent of the damage and the stem the needs of the people who are vain.

  • Het incredibly hard by the worst floods in decades.

  • Aid agencies are struggling to help in the short term, millions of people need food, shelter and clean drinking water, but they'll need help later to, because there's little left of the harvest, on which many here rely a chemical plant that was flooded after hurricane Harvey struck the American state of Texas has caught fire people living nearby have been told To leave their homes immediately highly flammable chemicals stored at the site in Crosby caused several small explosions, the company which runs the plant a climber is warning that there will be more blasts in Houston, some residents have returned to see the damage to their properties and North America correspondent James Cooke reports from Crosby pictures of the chemical planned film from the air are unsettling amid a maze of metal pipes and buildings.

  • The fire is smouldering in the water, the facility produces volatile organic peroxide, which must be kept cool, but when the hurricane hit the power failed, and now they will explode, which one's the facility had a back up plan to keep the refrigerators running, but it failed.

  • And now police are telling people living nearby to get out.

  • Milton Mason's flooded home is in the danger zone.

  • I don't know, I know the chemicals, and I just don't know which ones, as in the water.

  • Here into my House, but the water in the House, right now, so it's going to be the pretty nurse day, already fifteen officers have been to hospital for checks after smoke poured into the air, but the situation is confusing and chaotic federal officials say the plume was incredibly dangerous, but Richard Reynard a senior Executive with a killer tells a different story.

  • This isn't a chemical release, we have, as a fire, and when you have a fire that we are hydrocarbons.

  • These chemicals are burning.

  • Sometimes You have incomplete combustion, and you have smoked and any smoke is going to be an irritant to rise or potentially your skin.

  • This is the last thing, Texas, needs more than forty thousand homes in Houston, although now estimated to have been badly damaged or destroyed rain and rescues are continuing to the East, on the border with Louisiana the cleared up will take years, the United States has ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco, as well as diplomatic annexes in Washington, or new York by Saturday, the movies in retaliation for Moscow's expulsion of seven hundred fifty five U.S. diplomatic staff, a British man accused of launching one of the largest ever cyber attacks against U.K. banks has appeared in Court, after being extradited from Germany, Daniel Kay, who's originally from Egham in Surrey, allegedly targeted and blackmailed banks by bombarding their systems with code designed to disable their online services.

  • He faces twelve charges, including blackmail and computer misuse our home Affairs correspondent Dominic, uh Shani was at Westminster magistrates Court over three days in January customers of Lloyd's Halifax on the Bank of Scotland, or part of the same group and Barclays struggle to access accounts, as the banks were hit by what's known as a bot net attack Daniel Kay's accused of writing code that's infected, tens of thousands of computers, which in turn automatically bombarded the banks in the hope, the companies would pay him to call off the assault Westminster Magistrates' Court heard that, the banks refused to pay, and spent more than a third of a million Pounds on counter measures prosecutors have also charged to jewel British and Israeli national with seriously damage in the Internet across, Liberia, it's ground to a halt.

  • Last September, when it was overwhelmed with the same code Mister Kane, who spoke only to confirm his name as a U.K. address was remanded in custody to appear in Crown Court.

  • Next month, a crossbow bolt has been fired into the oval during a County Championship cricket match between Surrey and Middlesex police were called and play was abandoned, but no one was hurt, but in a Campbell reports, police were called to the oval cricket ground just after half past four this afternoon after reports an arrow, or crossbow had been fired onto the pitch.

  • It's believe the objects came from outside the Grand and spectators were told to take cover some said the players suddenly started running off the pitch, closely followed by the umpire's five live commentator Dan nor cross saw what happened, huh.

  • What is that, in the field of play.

  • That's just at, they've just pointed at something is poking up out of the ground.

  • Some sort of, I don't know what it is, a meteor or something.

  • What on earth is that that's just dropped onto the field by the looks of it, and they are coming off the field of play, there are no reported injuries, and No one has been arrested, the ground is now being evacuated.

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  • So far, the e. use Chief breaks it negotiator says discussions on her future trade deal with the U.K. are quite far away because of a lack of progress on key issues, the U.K. team, said the E.U. needed to be more imaginative and flexible Theresa may has reiterated that she's not a quitter and intends to lead the Conservatives into the next election still to come.

  • The window closes on a record breaking summer of transfers in the premier League, the French government has set out its plans to overhaul the regulations governing the rights of employers and their staff.

  • It's part of President emmannuelle microns efforts to tackle the country's high unemployment levels, the changes will make it easier for companies to hire and fire workers, the Prime Minister Eduard Philippe called the proposals ambitious and fair, although France's unions have expressed disappointment.

  • Only one trade Union threatened any industrial action from Paris, a correspondent Lucy Williamson reports, these reforms will could overpower French unions and remove it entirely from firms with less than fifty employees, they were also cap compensation for unfair dismissal and make it easier for companies to adapt working conditions to changes in the economy, bits others Audie no good, not for announcing the measures, Prime Minister, Edward Philippe said that no one believed France's existing labour laws helps create Jobs or grow companies for small companies, especially, he said.

  • The rules were a break on investments, entrepreneurs, said, the mood in France is changing, and the election of President micron is seen by his government as a mandate for change, but his approval among voters as drop sharply in the few months since his election, exposing the tensions over his economic reforms, as President, my, I wanted to be aloof above the fray of daily politics, but embodying the wishes of voters from both left and right is becoming harder, as the broad vision gives way to concrete choices between reforms that, please business or protections that pacify his left wing support the Iraqi Prime Minister hide, I'll a Buddy has declared a major victory in the fight against the Islamic state group and his country in the city of tell Arthur and the surrounding region, which includes most have been fully recaptured Iraqi state media is celebrating the defeat of I s. has a Arab Affairs editor Sebastian Asher reports patriotic songs have been thundering out non stop an Iraqi state television art of the Prime Minister Hider a baddie declared victory over the Islamic state grew in telephone, and with it the completion of the campaign to re take all of noon avay province that includes muscle, which finally fell last month, after a long and bitter offensive, but left much of the old city in ruins, telephone, near the Syrian border was where I s. fighters Took refuge after that defeat the battle for the city and its surroundings, was intense with Iraqi troops, describing it as, like opening the gates of hell, but the jihadis were defeated more quickly than had once been expected the attack greatly helped by mainly Shia militia for did much of the earlier fighting in the area.

  • This is another major setback for the jihadists, but by no means the end of bias in Iraq, it still holds two other smaller areas in the country that the days of itself declared calleth at there are over my about, he warned the jihadist but government forces were coming for them, whatever they were their only choice was to surrender or die, but his government still has a huge task in bringing order and prosperity to the recapture territory and winning the confidence of its inhabitants who suffered so many years of violent unrest U.N. officials say more than twenty seven thousand or a hinge and Muslims are now thought to have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

  • In the past week, most are women and children.

  • They're fleeing a military crackdown in kind state, which was prompted by a taxpayer a hinge insurgents on thirty police posts.

  • Last Friday.

  • Twenty six year old man who allegedly brandished a forefoot samurai sword at police outside Buckingham Palace has appeared in Court my Sinnott Choudhry from Luton was remanded in custody accused of planning a terror attack done Shaw was at Westminster magistrates' Court For the hearing this enough Choudhry was arrested on Friday night during an incident near the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace, according to police the twenty six year old drove a car towards a marked police vehicle before stopping just in front of it as officers approach my Choudhry to speak to him, it's alleged that he reached for a four foot long sword and shouted, the words, Allahu Akbar.

  • He was detained after being sprayed by police with C.S. gas three officers were treated for minor injuries.

  • My choudary who works as an uber driver is charged with one count of preparing to commit acts of terrorism and offence, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

  • During the three minute Court hearing the defendant confirmed his name, address and date of birth, and was told that he would remain in custody.

  • His next Court appearance will be at the old Bailey in three weeks' time.

  • A doctor has appeared in Court charged with committing more than one hundred sexual offences over a nine year period, many Shah has forty seven and from Romford is accused of sexually assaulting more than fifty patients at a medical centre in East London.

  • Our home Affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford was at Barkingside magistrates' Court, this was the first time that doctor money Charles has had to attend Court since being charged with one hundred eighteen alleged sexual assaults committed between June, two thousand for an July twenty thirteen he faces so Many charges that the Deputy district judge decided that they did not all need to be read out.

  • Instead, the Court was simply told that he faces sixty five counts of assault by penetration fifty two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual assault of a child under thirteen the charges relate to alleged offences committed against fifty four different patients at his surgery in the London borough of Havering, sitting in the dock for the fifteen minute hearing doctor Shaw confirmed his name and date of birth and indicated that he'd be pleading not guilty to all the charges.

  • He was then released on bail and told he should next appear at snaresbrook Crown Court on the twenty seventh of September, the police investigation into doctor money's Shah started in twenty thirteen and the general medical Council suspended him from practising as a G.P. in twenty fourteen England's exams regulator off choirs to review rules that our teachers to set questions after allegations of cheating at two prestigious private schools, a senior teacher at Eaton left his job following claims he shared confidential information about an economics exam with other members of staff, the head of art history at Winchester College has also been suspended after allegations of advance knowledge of exam papers, the U.K. has been told he must do more to protect the rights of disabled people are United Nations Committee says Britain is failing to properly honour its commitments under the U.N. Convention on The rights of those with disabilities.

  • The report's list of conclusions and recommendations is the longest and most detailed, the Committee has ever issued to a Member state from Geneva, a correspondent Imogen folks going backwards is the ewings verdict on the U.K.'s policy towards disabled people concerns are expressed across the board from a perceived lack of support for families with disabled children to a rise in bullying and hate speech to restricted access to housing and education to rising poverty among disabled people in general, the cheer of the U.N. Committee to Razia to Gaynor believes cuts in benefits are a key factor.

  • Now we see a policy of austerity, especially in response to the financial crisis of two thousand acres which discriminates against disabled people by taking away bang efforts, which were supposed to help disabled people to live an independent life and to live and live equal to others, and that's what's the Convention assess in response, the government said it was disappointed with the ewings conclusions sing, they did not accurately reflect everything, the U.K. has done to empower disabled people.

  • A government statement, pointed out that the U.K. spends over fifty billion Pounds a year to support people with disabilities and health conditions, the U.N. Committee, however, has asked the U.K. to reports back within twelve months on how its concerns have been addressed, the Court in Pakistan has cleared.

  • Five men of conspiring to murder their former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

  • After a Trial lasting nine years to senior police officers were convicted of negligence in failing to prevent her killing in a gun and bomb attack at a political rally a decade ago, a correspondent in Pakistan sick under command reports today's verdicts at the first in a trial, the began nine years ago, Benazir Bhutto was killed when a political rally.

  • She was holding was targeted by gunmen and a suicide bomber today, two policemen were sentenced to seventeen years in jail.

  • Each for destroying crucial evidence by clearing up the crime scene in the immediate aftermath, the President at the time.

  • General, but of ears.

  • Musharraf is accused of being complicit in the murder, though he denies that my shaft is in self imposed exile and was branded a fugitive by the Court five men accused of being Islamist militants involved and orchestrating the assassination were acquitted.

  • Due to a lack of evidence.

  • Miss brittas son and political successor labelled the verdict unacceptable prosecutors in Germany have recommended that a case against her ninety six year old man who worked at the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz be thrown out due to his advanced dementia, who bets stuff goes accused of more than three and a half thousand counts of being an accessory to murder, relating to when he worked as an S.S. medic at the camp in nineteen forty four prosecutors say he's no longer able to follow, or give testimony his trial started in twenty fifteen, but was Suspended.

  • Last year, the son of the South African President Jacob Zuma has denied allegations of corruption involving the influential Gupta family to design is in there stepped down as Director of some grip to own companies.

  • Last year, but still works as a business partner for a number of the family's firms, the us have been accused of wielding undue influence over President Zuma to advance their business interest to design is Zuma has been speaking to our correspondent Milton cossie.

  • Designers, all my faces allegations of corruption involving government contracts, while he was working with his business partners, the grouped up brothers.

  • His father prisoner joke absorber, he's faced repeated calls to step down because of his links to the cook to family, both the President and the pub does have denied to the accusations in a rare interview to designers, Zuma also rejected the allegations.

  • I'm not.

  • I'm not.

  • I've not involve myself seen myself in a corrupt practice when you corrupt.

  • I asked him whether he and his business partners offered a bribe troimh, former Deputy finance Minister um could be c.

  • Jonna's back in October.

  • Twenty fifteen, as the Minister head publicly claimed Mister Jonas was not offer about overcooked, I didn't need them.

  • I was present, there was no such thing.

  • At that point, my Zuma also rejected the reports in the South African press that he and his father owned residential properties in Dubai asked whether he feared going to prison for corruption To designers who might laughed, but dismissed the suggestion, a former Superintendent as a cemetery in Edinburgh is facing jail after admitting selling burial plots that either didn't exist or already contained remains William Henderson who made thousands of Pounds out of the deals was caught after members of the public became suspicious and reported him to the police in the city, the one hundred share index closed today up nine points at seven thousand four hundred and thirty one in new York, a short time ago, the Dow Jones was up fifty points.

  • Twenty one thousand nine hundred and forty two on the currency markets, the pampers down, not point three sense against the U.S. dollar at one dollar twenty eight point eight and against the euro, the pound was unchanged at one euro and eight point five cents making euro worth.

  • Ninety two point two pence in football, the premier League's record summer spending is coming to an end with the closure of the transfer window.

  • So far, clubs have spent one point two billion Pounds for the possibility of more major deals before tonight's deadline, a sports correspondent Andy Swiss reports, it has been a summer shopping spree like no other, even before deadline day premier League clubs had spent one point two two billion Pounds exceeding last year's record figure, and millions more will be spent before tonight.

  • Eleven P.M. cut off.

  • The reason for this unprecedented transfer activity is the new media deal, which has Brought clubs, a fifty percent increase in t. v. revenue last season's title winners Chelsea and some one hundred fifty million Pounds, even the bottom Club Sunderland received more than the previous year's champions, and it's fuelled spending on players among today's confirm movers has been the England international Alex Oxley Chamberlain, who's joined Liverpool from arsenal for thirty five million Pounds.

  • There's speculation arsenal could yet lose another of their stars Manchester city have made a bit of sixty million Pounds for their Chilean striker Alexei Sanchez, it promises to be a dramatic final few hours to remarkable transfer window, the headlines again Theresa may has insisted, once again, that she intends to lead the Conservatives into the next election devastating floods in South Asia, are now known to have killed twelve hundred people and left millions without shelter play was abandoned in the cricket County Championships at the oval when a crossbow bolt was fired onto the pitch and our main news, e. use Chief breaks at negotiating Michelle binu has said, there's been no decisive progress at the latest talks for his pop the brakes, it Secretary David Davis called on the E.U. to be more imaginative and flexible, our Europe editor catch Adler, who's in Brussels has this assessment of how the negotiations are going, compared to the attempt a jovial repartee between Michele Barney and David Davis in earlier joint press conferences.

  • This one was frosty peppered with barbed comments and weary shakes of The head, you'd expect some bluster at this stage of negotiations, each politician standing tall and sounding tough playing, to a large extent, to their own domestic audience, so that if and when compromises are amazed.

  • They can say they were hard fought, but what's potentially dangerous for these talks is that David Davis and Michelle, but have very different positions and each believes they will wear the other one down, but the y. you won't employ the creative thinking, called for by Mister Davis, if it means breaking their laws and regulations and weakening the single market and the government would be hard pushed to announce to the people of the U.K., but they have to agree to pay up to one hundred billion Euros to leave the E.U., even before they know what kind of relationship, they'll help with the block in the future, both sides still insist they wanted to get one.