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Tonight at 10, in a shock result, Usain Bolt fails to win the 100m
at the World Athletics Championships in London.
He finished third, behind the American Justin Gatlin.
It's Bolt's last individual 100m race before retirement.
The UN Security Council imposes its toughest
sanctions yet on North Korea over its nuclear and
At least five people have died in Italy and Romania,
as large parts of southern Europe and the Balkans endure record
And the Irish Prime Minister says it's only a matter of time before
Northern Ireland legalises same sex marriage.
In the last few minutes the man believed to be the world's
greatest ever sprinter, Usain Bolt, in a shock result,
failed to win his final individual 100m metre race
at the World Athletics Championships in London.
The 30-year-old Jamaican, and eight-time Olympic champion,
was beaten by the American Justin Gatlin.
Our sports correspondent Natalie Pirks watched the action.
The day began with a thunderstorm, which gave way to blue skies.
Jamaica's fans being made to feel at home in London as they geared up for
what they believed would be their hero's fairy tale ending.
Last run, last time, it will be a great loss to the sport.
But we're going to be here with him on the last lap.
When he finishes, it's the best celebration.
It's going to go on all night, and all night long.
By the evening, the night sky was crackling with expectation. Reece
Prescod, Britain's only finalist, was first out, to a wall of noise.
They saved the Bolt until last. But the warning signs had been there.
Beaten for the first time in four years in the semifinal, by young
American Christian Coleman, Bolt's starts had been shaky. As he took to
the blog scum he looked to the heavens for divine intervention one
last time. -- as he took to the blocks, he looks to the heavens.
Bolt gets a pretty good start, so does Chris Coleman.
He's not going to catch him at the moment.
Disbelief swept around the stadium. This wasn't in the script. There
would be no 12th title, no dream goodbye. The crowd made it more than
care what they thought of the darling, Gatlin, the pantomime
villain. A two times drug cheat, now a three times world champion. Bolt
has rarely had to settle for second best, let alone third. But he bowed
out having transcended his sport. His legacy is secure.
Dan Roan is at the stadium. Nobody predicted this. But Usain Bolt will
go down in history as possibly the best sprinter who ever lived?
Absolutely. You are right, it wasn't meant to be like this. Usain Bolt
was meant to win his final race, not come third, and certainly not get
beaten by a two-time drugs cheat in Justin Gatlin. It's the last thing
the sport would have wanted as it looks towards a New Year. They would
have preferred a young athlete to take the title away from him, but
not Justin Gatlin. Bolt struggled in the build-up to the Championship.
Many will speculate he should have quit while he was ahead, after the
Rio Olympics. He had injury problems and looked vulnerable in the early
rounds. He said he was desperate to go out on a high. It didn't work out
that way. Having said that, you can't take away the three world
records, the eight Olympic gold medals, the 11 world titles. He has
simply been a sporting giant for almost a decade. It wasn't just the
amount he won, it was the way he did it, the charisma, showmanship, in an
era were doping cast a long shadow over athletics, he was a potent
symbol that it is possible to win clean. He sells tickets, filled
stadiums, he made sure broadcasting and sponsorship deals were signed.
He was athletics. Track and field must now work out what it is without
him. He leaves an almost impossible void to fill. People talk about
Federer, Serena Williams, Michael Phelps, all great, but nobody
propped up his sport like Usain Bolt.
The UN has voted unanimously for tough new sanctions
on North Korea after Pyongyang's recent intercontinental
It means there's now a ban on certain North Korean exports,
including coal, iron, and lead - depriving the regime
of Kim Jong-Un of more than ?1 billion a year.
Pyongyang has been under UN sanctions for almost a decade,
but has refused to end its missile and nuclear programmes.
From the UN, in New York, Nick Bryant reports.
This was a show of ambition and menace.
North Korea, last month, testing an intercontinental
ballistic missile that appeared capable of reaching the American
mainland - West Coast cities such as Los Angeles and even beyond.
It's this kind of brinksmanship that has intensified diplomacy at
the United Nations Security Council and lead to a deal between
the United States and China, North Korea's ally, to impose
The sanctions will cut deep and give the North Korean leadership a taste
of the deprivation they have chosen to inflict on the North Korean
people. Every country must ensure that these measures are adhered to.
Every country must live up to our word. This time, there is too much
at stake. We simply cannot afford to fail.
Most of North Korea's export trade goes across this border into China
and Pyongyang could be deprived of roughly a third of its export
income, the sanctions hitting its trading coal,
But they don't limit oil deliveries, a move that would have a crippling
effect on the economy and potentially a collapsing effect
on the Pyongyang regime - something that China has always been
TRANSLATION: We hope that the parties will create the conditions
for the resumption of talks and bring the nuclear situation back on
track, seeking a peaceful solution to dialogue and consultation.
This week, the Pentagon conducted its own test of an unarmed
Proof, it said, that America is ready and able to deter,
Last weekend, in another show of force aimed at the leadership
in Pyongyang, America flew supersonic bombers over
But, as well as displaying its military hardware,
the Trump administration has indicated it might be willing
These sanctions increase the pressure on Pyongyang
So far, sanctions have failed and most intelligence analysts
here believe that North Korea won't come to the negotiating table
until it has proven beyond any doubt that it not only has a missile that
can reach the US mainland, but a missile that could be armed
Nick Bryant, BBC News, the United Nations.
Police in Italy are investigating the kidnapping of a British model
who was held captive for nearly a week.
The young woman, who hasn't been named, had been in Milan
for what she thought was a photoshoot.
Detectives say she was drugged, and attempts were made
A Polish man, who lives in Britain, has been arrested.
She had travelled to Milan for a photoshoot.
But it was bogus and the young woman was abducted and held here,
an abandoned shop on the outskirts of the city.
Italian police say the 20-year-old British model was attacked
TRANSLATION: The victim was doped with ketamine,
then she was locked in a bag and carried for hours in a car.
Think what could have happened if she suffered from asthma.
It's thought that she was bundled into the boot of this vehicle.
They believe she was taken to a remote mountain cottage,
near Turin, and say she spent much of her week-long ordeal handcuffed
Her kidnapper is alleged to have tried to sell her for sex
on the internet and demanded a ransom of nearly ?250,000.
But after six days she was released and taken
This man, Lukasz Herba, a 30-year-old Polish
national living in Britain, has been arrested by Italian police.
The Foreign Office here say they are providing consular support
to a British woman in Italy and are in touch with local authorities.
At least five people have died as large parts of southern Europe
and the Balkans endure unprecedented hot weather.
The severe heatwave has affected a huge area,
bringing with it drought and forest fires.
With records temperatures, the island's grapes suddenly need
But working in the fields in 43 degrees is brutal.
TRANSLATION: Today, unfortunately, the temperature was so high,
we had to tell the workers to come back later when it's cooler.
We all suffer, the machines suffer, the vineyard suffers.
The fight here against the sun to save the grape and wine
industry is reflected in vineyards across Europe.
But the wider impact has led to some governments to warn people to stay
indoors in the afternoon because of the threat
In the Balkans, authorities have been advising people to stay indoors
In Hungary, it's about keeping cool and carrying on,
and there's strong advice from Hungarian officials.
TRANSLATION: If you know any elderly people, ask them if they need any
help and offer to do their shopping instead for them.
Don't let them go to the market in this heat.
We also draw your attention to adequate fluid replacement
He says it's very hot where he is - Marseille, France.
Staying hydrated while travelling has been a key message here.
This is Galicia in northern Spain - flames turning the sky red
Here in Sicily, the usually packed summer streets look
For those hoping for a break from Europe's heatwave,
temperatures are expected to return to some normality late next week.
This is something scientists predict we should get used to, though,
suggesting global warming will lead to more of us being exposed
to increased extreme weather patterns in the years to come.
The Prime Minister of the Irish Republic, Leo Varadkar,
says it's only a matter of time before same-sex marriage
is introduced in Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK,
Mr Varadkar spoke while attending a gay pride event in Belfast,
This could be the single biggest parade in Northern
Uniformed police officers were taking part for the first time.
Today is about inclusion and representation for
the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
We represent all sections of society.
Leo Varadkar shows the change which has happened in
He is the country's first openly gay Prime Minister.
The state he leads voted to allow same-sex marriage two years ago,
but in Northern Ireland it's still outlawed.
Mr Varadkar said he had come to this event as a gesture of solidarity
and expected the law will change here.
It is, of course, a decision for the Northern Ireland Assembly,
but I'm confident that, like other Western European
countries, they will make that decision in due course.
Those comments were welcomed by Pride organisers.
Northern Ireland is still lagging behind the rest of the UK in terms
of laws that have been enacted there and they are
It's time we as a community demand change, we demand the same rights
The devolved administration, which will have to make a decision
on marriage laws here, is currently suspended,
because of a dispute between the DUP and Sinn Fein.
But during the last period of Government, the DUP were able
to veto a measure which would have led to same-sex marriage.
Mr Varadkar's intervention may increase the pressure
But this is a society where religious conservatives
Back to our top story and Usain Bolt's shock defeat in his last
individual 100 metre race at the World Championships in London. Here
is what he had to say. My start is killing me. Normally, I would get
better through the rounds. But it didn't come together and that is
what killed me. It didn't come together. I knew if it didn't come
together... But I felt like it was there, you know what I mean? The
fact I didn't get it, that is the reason I lost. It's just one of
those things. With the rest of the day's sport,
here's Katherine Downes England are in a commanding position
after Day 2 of the final test They were bowled out for 362
and James Anderson took four wickets at his home ground,
Old Trafford, to hold the tourists to 220-9
at the end of the day's play. You can't visit this
Old Trafford without being Sporting seasons, already
beginning to change. Come next weekend, the traffic
will be heading to the other Back at the cricket, it was being
played at Premier League pace. Adrenaline, wickets, runs.
Jonny Bairstow held England together, mixing the skilful
with the physical - and, at times, the magical.
More importantly, he got England to 362.
Now James Anderson, bowling from the James Anderson End -
named yesterday, christened with his third ball today.
A roar to compete with United at home. England had three by tea.
Temba Bavuma rebuilt, until Anderson tore into him once more. The game
back in fast forward, Jimmy with the controls.
South Africa no chance. Such quality is catching. The end bearing his
name, what is that like? It is a huge honour for me to have the end
named after me. It is just a bit odd, there is a lot of Mickey taking
from the lads. But my job is to take wickets. Those three wickets in that
spell after tea were key for the team. You can't get away from James
Anderson at Old Trafford, his name is on part of the ground, all over
the scorecard. Tomorrow it might be on the honours board as well. There
is still one South African wickets to take and he will definitely have
his eye on it. The Scottish Premiership season
has kicked off today, and Celtic began the defence
of their title with a convincing Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths
scored twice in the 4-1 There were also opening day
wins for Ross County, England's Georgia Hall
is tied for second place at the Women's British Open
at Kingsbarns in Fife. She double bogeyed holes 16
and 17 to slip to six shots behind the leader,
IK Kim of South Korea, who finished the day on 17
under par after 3 rounds. Alastair Brownlee won't
race again this season The double Olympic champion has had
hip surgery on a recurrent injury and hopes the decision
will prolong his career. Details of the day's other sports
stories are on the BBC Sport website, including
the British Wheelchair tennis championships,
where Britain's Alfie Hewett And, of course, there is all of the
latest from the world athletics Championships, with reaction to
Usain Bolt's final individual 100 metres. Back to you, Clive.
You can see more on all of today's stories on the BBC News Channel.
But from me and the rest of the team, have a very good night.
Good evening. It has been quite a turbulent weather day with