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Waving goodbye to the European Union.


Britain's Prime Minister says she won't hang around in starting


We will invoke Article 50 no later than the end of March next year.


A blow for Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister as exit polls


suggest his referendum on EU migrant quotas has failed,


The New York Times says it has documents suggesting Donald Trump


could have legally avoided paying federal income tax


And there's voting too in Colombia, the President casting his ballot


on a peace deal between HIS government and the FARC rebels.


The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has confirmed


the government will begin the country's formal exit


from the European Union by triggering Article 50 before


She told the annual conference of her Conservative Party that


a Great Repeal Act would undo the legislation which took Britain


Carole Walker reports from the conference in Birmingham.


Huge applause for Theresa May at her first party conference as Prime


Minister. 100 days after the referendum, she said it was right


for the government to have waited before triggering Article 50 to


begin the formal negotiations, but she said she would not let things


drag on too long. Let me be absolutely clear, there will be no


unnecessary delays in invoking Article 50. We will invoke it when


we are ready and will be ready soon. We will invoke Article 50 no later


than the end of March next year. Alongside the negotiations, the


legal process. The Prime Minister promised a great repeal bill to


remove the act that brought us into the community -- European Community,


which will transfer EU laws into UK law is. Our laws will be made not in


Brussels but in Westminster. The judges interpreting those laws will


set not in Luxembourg but in courts in this country. The authority of EU


law in Britain will end. She had a direct message to those suggesting


the Brexit vote would trigger a second referendum on Scottish


independence. We will negotiate as one United Kingdom and we will leave


the European Union as one United Kingdom. There is no opt out from


Brexit and I will never allow divisive nationalists to undermine


the precious union between the four nations of our United Kingdom. Many


here are delighted that she is demonstrating the government getting


on with the process of reading the EU. But there are some big


questions. The Prime Minister has set out some of the practical steps


under underway to take us out of the EU. She rejected the idea of a


trade-off between access to your's single market and controlling


immigration, but she still hasn't told us what terms she would demand


for a future Brexit deal. Outside the conference, campaigners who want


Britain to stay in the EU staged a protest. The Prime Minister made it


clear there would be no going back, no second referendum after the


biggest vote for change this country has ever known. But two years of


tough negotiations will determine what that will mean for voters on


both sides of the continuing argument.


Has Theresa May's speech gone down well elsewhere in Europe? I asked


our European editor in Budapest. The European Commission which will be


key in those negotiations says it will not comment formally. It has


been met politely with a slight shrug of the shoulders. She will


launch those Brexit Torts by the end of March. That is six months away


and in the meantime, EU leaders are waiting impatiently. They don't know


what type of Brexit she wants and they have another dose of crises


such as migration and Eurozone woes. We learnt a bit about what happened


teas are, including securing of Britain's borders. How has that gone


down there? As far as the EU is concerned, this is the time when the


ball is in Theresa May's court. She decides the date when talks start


and she tells the EU what type of Brexit she wants. But once the talks


start, the clock starts ticking and then Brussels feels it has the upper


hand because as it has foreseen, there are only two macro years given


to Britain not just to get the future trade till it wants, or any


regulation on borders, but also it needs to use that time to untangle


itself from 43 years of UK EU relations.


More than 98% of voters in Hungary have rejected EU migrant


It is a result the president says is outstanding and cannot be ignored


but legally give vote changes nothing because the turnout was less


than 50%. This is a referendum which Viktor


Orban wants to win and win well. He planned it as the cherry on the cake


of his campaign against illegal migration and to launch a new role


for himself on the European stage. If the lesson win, win to resign?


Yes. Referendum in Hungary lead a 50% turnout to be legally binding.


There were signs this one will not reach that but the overwhelming


majority of those who did take part voted no to compulsory migrant


critters. That could allow President Orban to claim at least a partial


victory. I voted no because I am afraid that it will damage our


culture or our religion. Opponents of the government had three choices.


To vote yes to migrant critters, to boycott the referendum altogether or


to spoil their vote. Over 1000 refugees is not a big deal. I think


we have to help with these people. The Hungarian government has


insisted throughout the refugee crisis that Europe fortify its outer


borders. This referendum was an attempt to refocus the debate on the


asylum seekers who have already arrived. Should they be


redistributed to many countries as the European Commission wants or be


treated as illegal immigrants as a Viktor Orban suggests?


US Presidential candidate Donald Trump declared a loss


of hundreds of millions of dollars in 1995 - that's according


to the New York Times, which says it has seen his tax


The newspaper alleges that the documents show Mr Trump


declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns,


a tax deduction so substantial, it could have allowed him to legally


avoid paying any federal income taxes for up to 18 years.


Mr Trump's campaign has refused to publish his tax returns and said


in a statement that Mr Trump is a highly-skilled businessman


who has a fiduciary responsibility to his business, his family


and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required.


It added that Mr Trump had paid hundreds of millions of dollars


in property taxes, sales and excise taxes, real


estate taxes city taxes, state taxes, employee


Joining me on the line from New York is Pulitzer Prize-winning


journalist David Barstow, who co-wrote today's story


This story has caused a storm since you published it last night. How did


you come by these documents? The documents were actually mail to us.


One of my colleagues on the story is unlike most of us very zealous about


checking her mailbox every single day and they arrived in and


envelope, three pages of documents, and immediately our question is, are


these documents will? Can we authenticate them? When did they


arrive? Did they come off the back of Hillary Clinton bringing up Trump


is macro taxes? They arrived before the debate. Donald Trump's taxes


have been one of the central issues of the campaign a bunch of us had


been out there beating the bushes, seeing if we can find a way to get


to his taxes. The reporter who did receive the envelope has written


some extensive stories about Mr Trump's finances, so yes, she was


the lucky recipient of three pages of documents. What exactly do the


documents reveal? What they reveal is that in 1995, Donald Trump


declared on his taxes a $916 million loss and it makes some sense


immediately, because in the early 1990s was a very bad time for him


and his businesses. He was losing tonnes of money in his casinos in


Atlantic City and many of his other business ventures were losing money.


What is I think a revelation from these documents is the extent to


which Donald Trump was able to use our tax codes to benefit from the


financial wreckage he left behind in the early 90s and what's more, that


that enormous loss of over $900 million could be used to avoid


paying any income taxes on an equivalent amount of money he might


have earned over the following stretch of years. In all we are


looking at an 18 year period that he could have avoided paying taxes on.


The Trump campaign says it has paid hundreds of millions of dollars of


taxes over the years and this story is does not paint a full picture.


What is your response? In that long list of taxes you just described,


one tax in particular you didn't mention and that is federal income


taxes. That is really what is at issue, federal income taxes is what


just about everybody in America pays and the notion that a billionaire


could have gone 18 years without paying any income taxes is obviously


the reason why the story has created such a ruckus over here today. Thank


you very much for your time. Now for a look at some


of the day's other stories. Dozens of people have been killed


in Ethiopia in a stampede when a religious celebration turned


into an anti-government protest. The event took place


in one of the country's most sensitive regions,


Oromia, which has seen several There have been explosions and


gunfire in the disputed territory of Kashmir. The Indian Army says a town


has come under attack. Both India and Pakistan claim Kashmir. Tensions


have increased since a deadly attack on another Indian army base two


macro weeks ago. Russia says its Foreign Minister


Sergei Lavrov has had a phone conversation with the US Secretary


of State John Kerry about "the possibility


of normalising the situation around It follows the heavy


bombardment of the Syrian city. Doctors in the rebel-held part


of Aleppo say the city's main hospital has now been put entirely


out of action by air strikes. Stay with us on BBC World News,


still to come: The golfers of the United States and Europe


battle it out for the Ryder Cup. We'll have the latest


from Hazeltine. Here in the UK, one person has died


and another remains in a critical condition in hospital


after a light aircraft crashed The plane came down


near Hardwick airfield, approximately 16 miles south


of Norwich, this afternoon. A man in his 80s, was


pronounced dead at the scene. The pilot is in a serious


condition in hospital. Three people are still in hospital


after yesterday's fatal crash involving a bus carrying


Rangers' supporters. Ryan Baird, who was 39


and from Dumfries, died in the incident


on the A76 near Kilmarnock. The renowned British conductor


and violinist Sir Neville Marriner Sir Neville worked with orchestras


across the country and around the world in a career


spanning seven decades. He started as a violinist


with the London Symphony Orchestra and went on to found the Academy


of St Martin in the Fields - one Prime Minister Theresa May says the


process for Britain to leave the European Union will begin by the end


of March at the latest. All existing EU law will be in into British law


until it can be removed, changed or reviewed. I'm tangling more than 40


years of legislation from British law will be complicated. Thereafter


lashing images in this report. This is what the laws of the land look


like at Westminster. British and EU thoroughly intertwined on everything


from consumer rights, workers' rights, banking and more.


Disentangling them is by any measure a mammoth undertaking. Here in its


Kaikai is where every act of Parliament is stored going back to


the 15th century, but things changed in 1972 with this, the European


communities act which took us into what is now the EU and meant that


its law became part of hours. That raises the question, once we are


out, how do they get rid of those bits we do not want? Workers' rights


are one area that could feel the heat when the process of repealing


those laws gets fully underway in 2019. One example, a ruling from the


EU's highest court that commission and overtime must be included in


holiday pay. Employers say it drives up costs and some really don't like


it. This is damaging for our industry and going forward it will


have a negative impact on investment plans and our ability to grow and


increase our export markets. It is a piece of ruling that needs to be


done away with altogether. But many other workers' rights, from the EU.


Will there be a wholesale overhaul? Thereon many employment law


obligations that are deeply unpopular in business but I do not


think there are going to be major changes. The rights are embedded and


are expected by workers. There are lots of other laws that


unambiguously have had a positive impact, for example, our beaches


used to be awash with raw sewage into the EU directives clean them


up. There is a huge amount to consider and some fear there will


not be time for Parliament to scrutinise it all and it will be


left just two ministers. The task is so great that I think the risk is we


will end up seeing it being done by executive order, lots of these


things that come from Europe that we want to keep will be dealt with in


ways that are an democratic, they will be shopped through Parliament


by regulation. We have to be very mindful of the risks. Keen to quell


concerns, the government says any change will be by revolution not


revolution about Britain's separation from EU law comes after a


40 year marriage between the two legal systems. It is likely to be


long and it could be painful. Let's go to Colombia


where referendum over a peace deal between the government and the FARC


rebel group has been taking place. The Colombian President said this


was an opportunity to end 52 years of conflict and lead Colombia


towards a better future. Opposition leaders say


the government are appeasing rebels. The ex-president Alvaro Uribe says


the agreement amounts to impunity for people


wanting to avoid jail time. For more, I'm joined by Leonardo Goi


from Fundacion Ideas para La Paz. Leonardo, what's your assessment


of today's vote, there was some The entire peace process was


premised on the idea of transitional justice, on the principle of truth,


responsibility and reparation. According to what has been agreed


upon, if a demobilised FARC member who will be found guilty of


committing some of the atrocities will not take responsibility for the


crimes committed, will not commit to repay the victims he or she has


caused or will not commit to reveal the truth, he might face up to 20


years in prison. It is not exactly the case that the government and the


FARC have agreed to a wide impunity for everyone who choose to


demobilised as a result of the agreement. Is the country going to


vote for this deal or against? There is reason to be optimistic. The last


exit polls showed that over 66% of Colombians are likely to vote in


favour of the referendum. In order for the referendum to go through,


only 13% of the electorate is needed to vote, only 4.3 million votes for


the yes camps. There is also reason to be hopeful this will be the case


as the FARC and government have made it clear that this will not mean a


renegotiation of the terms already agreed upon that war will resume as


a result of this. Thank you very much for your time.


The United States closing in on victory at the Ryder Cup in


Minnesota. Let's bring you up to date with the latest. Patrick Reed


delivering a blow to Europe's chances. He beat War Rory McIlroy.


Two good wins for Europe. Rafael Cabrera for Spain playing very well.


Really when we get to the second pages where it looks very ominous


for Europe. Although Lee Westwood is ahead, it is those final five


matches in the left-hand column, United States leading in all of


them. They need just four more points to win their first Ryder Cup


since 2008. Further down the course they are ahead in five of the


singles matches and so looking very ominous for Europe's chances of


retaining the cup. Manchester City suffered their first league defeat


of the season on Sunday losing 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur. Aleksandar


Kolarov turn the ball into his own net before Delhi Alley made it 2-0.


Tottenham missed a penalty in the second half. The result sees spurts


move up to second in the table. -- Spurs. We share a lot of values and


we try to play under similar philosophies. I think it was an


exciting game and I think city is a great team and to beat them was


fantastic for us. Manchester United could only manage a draw against


Stoke City at Old Trafford. Anthony put the home side on course for


victory when he opened the scoring with just 20 minutes remaining but


Stoke grabbed a late goal. Joe Allen capitalising a mistake from the


keeper. Arsenal left it late but they beat Burnley thanks to a very


late goal bundled in. The match March 20 years in charge for their


boss Arsene Wenger. The goal coming with the last kick of the game and


extended their winning run in the lead to five matches. We have been


fortunate today to win the game because we are a bit jaded


physically and our technique, some technical mistakes. But Burnley


defended very well, every corner looked like they could score. In the


end, it it is the kind of game you can win one, lose one. Leicester


City continue to struggle. They were held to a goalless draw by


Southampton and Charlie Austen should have scored. He went close


with a two headers and hit the post. Jamie Vardy had Leicester's best


chance. They have won only two of their seven league games. One lady


in Australia has been found fighting off a crocodile. The woman and her


small dog scene at the edge of the water on a salt water swims towards


them. She then removes her flip-flop, she will do that in a


second, and she will go on to slap it against to shoot the crocodile


away. Rangers reckon there are more than 100 crocodiles in this stretch


of river. The last fatal attack was reported in 1996. If you want to get


in touch about that story, I am on Twitter. That is it from me and the


team. Do stay with us here on BBC News. Goodbye.


Most parts of the UK had a decent second part of the


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