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Scotland. Northern Ireland having a dry day. Goodbye for now.


Theresa May's efforts to form a working government -


a deal, in principle, with Northern Ireland's


After the poor showing in the general election,


the first casualties: two of the Prime Minister's


Its what now for Cuban - US relations as official said Donald


Trump is to announce a new change in policy towards the country next


week? Drama at sea - the Queen Mary 2


cruise liner gets involved in a major rescue after yachts


are overcome by a storm. The original Caped Crusader Adam


West, Batman from the 1860s TV series, has died. -- from the 1960s


TV series. Hello and welcome


to World News Today. Theresa May's efforts to form


a working government - despite losing her majority


in the UK general election - A minor party from Northern Ireland


is reported to have agreed to help her party get


their programme through parliament. According to Downing Street,


they have reached the outline of an agreement with


the Democratic Unionist Party, or DUP, who are pro-Brexit


and socially conservative. Earlier, it was announced


that the prime minister Theresa May's two top advisers had


resigned, following pressure They've been replaced


by one of the losing Conservative candidates,


the former housing Our political correspondent -


Alex Forsyth reports. They were at the heart of power,


the Prime Minister's But Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill


were accused of having too much control over policy and tactics,


costing Theresa May her majority They're brilliant street fighters


and terrible political leaders, because what you need at the heart


of government is a few grey-haired people who have been around


the block a bit and say "Don't do Mistakes acknowledged


by Nick Timothy today. Today,


as the consequences of the campaign sunk in,


reflection and recrimination, some Tory MPs saying Theresa May had


to heed calls to change. There were plenty of voices


in the Conservative Party that reminded her you can't run


the government like you run the Home Office and there have been


plenty of calls to make sure that the circle around her was wider


and more inclusive, to prevent anyone believing that the two


principal advisers The Prime Minister is under


pressure from all sides. With no majority, her plans


for things like grammar schools and social care will be hard


to get through Parliament. And the Queen's Speech,


her programme for government, In order to lead a minority


government, she'll have to balance competing demands on almost every


front, considering not just the position of the DUP on some


issues, but that of her own MPs too. In Scotland, there are now 13


of them, their backing essential to the Prime Minister,


the party leader here already suggesting a revised


approach to Brexit. What's clear is that


the Conservative Party, having failed to win a majority,


now needs to work with others, again at what it is we hope


to achieve as we leave the EU and I want to be involved


in those discussions. The Prime Minister may


be back in number 10, but in a position far


from what she'd hoped. She has lost her two most trusted


aides, she has lost her majority in the House of Commons,


and the job of leading has Joining me now from central


London is our political What is your understanding of this


outline deal done with the DUP? We are told by Downing Street that it


is what they call a confidence and supply arrangement. That means that


it stops way short of a formal coalition, where two parties develop


a joint programme for government. This effectively means that the DUP


have agreed to back Theresa May when it comes to two Keatings -


confidence measures, in other words those votes in parliament like the


Queen's Speech coming up the week after next which, if you lose, then


you are effectively out. And supply measures, another word for money. So


things like the Budget. If you can't get a Budget through, you are


finished as a government. So they have effectively given her the


ability to survive as a viable government. It's a bit more than


life but not much more. After that, if Theresa May wants to do anything


issue by issue, other bits of legislation, be it health or


education or or security, anything including some of the Brexit


legislation, it is likely that she will have to get agreement with the


DUP each time for those pieces. That means that the DUP will have an


ongoing, continuing permanent influence over the government's


agenda and what it can and can't do for the foreseeable future. So they


will be able to leverage their ten MPs out of 650 to exert enormous


influence, given their numbers. What price do you think Theresa May would


have had to pay to get this deal done? Apart from the humiliation of


it, there are a couple of prices she will have to pay. One is that it


will absolutely narrow her horizon in terms of what she can do, because


she will have to get that agreement bit by bit. It will also mean she


has to concede on measures where she will have to compromise with them to


do certain things. What we don't know at this stage is what the price


has been for agreeing to do the basic deal. I am sure the DUP will


have asked for a couple of things in return, probably some money for


Northern Ireland, infrastructure money. Maybe some guarantees on the


position of Northern Ireland farmers when it comes to Brexit. Maybe they


will have asked for the government to commit some sort of soft border


with the South as a negotiating line when it goes to the EU Brexit


negotiations. We don't know any of that at the moment, but the DUP


would be an extraordinary political party if it didn't demand some of


those things upfront, because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity


for them to exert some pressure on the nationwide stage. Thank you.


Let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news.


Iran's intelligence minister has said that the mastermind


behind Wednesday's attacks at the parliament and mausoleum


of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran has been killed.


The attack on Wednesday killed 17 people.


The so-called Islamic State group claimed


which was carried out by suicide bombers and gunmen.


American-backed rebel fighters in Syria have moved


into western parts of Raqqa, the de-facto capital


An alliance of Syrian Arabs and Kurds has been slowly tightening


its grip around the city for several months.


They've been helped by US air strikes and took part of the eastern


But IS is said to have beaten back an attack from the north.


German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticised the US


president, Donald Trump, while on a visit to Mexico.


She said putting up walls would not solve the problem of migration -


a reference to Mr Trump's repeated promises to build a wall


Mrs Merkel also backed Mexico's free trade position,


the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Let's go to the Philippines - where US special forces are helping


the military there to dislodge militants allied


to so-called Islamic State in the city of Marawi.


Philippine troops have struggled to oust the rebels, who took


The US involvement comes despite months of hostility towards


Washington by the Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte.


More from our Asia-Pacific regional editor, Michael Bristow.


After nearly three weeks of fighting,


Until insurgents took over, this lakeside city had


Most have fled, and now the streets are largely empty.


The Philippine army is having to battle through every house.


13 Marines were killed in a 16 hour clash with rebels on Friday.


Government soldiers are now, though, getting some help


from a long-standing ally, the United States.


To invite them in represents a change of heart by the Philippine


leader Rodrigo Duterte, who's spent most of his presidency


According to an Army spokesman, US troops are not


fighting on the street, but providing technical support.


The presence of the US counterparts facilitates


the exchanges of intelligence, facilitates subject matter


expert exchanges, and also provides training exchanges.


Despite government bombardment, the mounting insurgents have


managed to hold out, even though there were unconfirmed


reports that the two brothers who lead them have been killed.


Government deadlines for retaking the city have all come and gone.


Hundreds of civilians are still trapped.


The militants hiding in bunkers and tunnels


Even with American help, the battle to recapture this


It's been revealed that the ringleader


had tried to hire a seven and a half tonne lorry, instead of a van,


Police say the number of injured would have been much higher.


Eight people died in the knife and van attack almost


Here's our Home Affairs Correspondent, Daniel Sandford.


On the edges of Borough Market, they were repairing the damage


today, replacing the doors that had been shot off by armed police


in the desperate hunt to find the killers.


The police are gone, but the market where five


victims were stabbed to death remains sealed off.


We have stories of people who came out armed with chairs, other items,


were throwing bottles and anything they could get their hands


on with a view to try to prevent the attackers coming into pubs


and bars but more importantly, to scare them off to stop other


The weapons the attackers used were 12-inch pink ceramic knives


of the Ernesto brand, possibly bought at Lidl.


They were found tied onto the men's hands with leather straps


Minutes earlier, they had killed three other people on London Bridge


In the van, police found 13 petrol bombs made with lighter fluid


and cloth cut from tracksuit bottoms and two blowtorches.


Detectives believe behind this green door in East Ham


In a top floor bedsit rented by Rachid Redouane two months ago,


detectives discovered items that had been used to make their petrol bombs


And an English-language copy of the Koran left open at a page


The ringleader of the gang, Khuram Butt, had tried


tonne truck that morning which would have made the attack


worse, but fortunately, his payment did not go through.


He was also being investigated by counterterrorism detectives


for fraud and was still on police bail, although the case


At the present time, I do not regard what I have seen


But everybody would expect us to look at what has happened


and to ensure we learn whatever we can from what has happened


and secondly, that we continue to improve and improve


always done in this country in the face


The men killed three of their victims as they drove


across London Bridge and stabbed five more to death


It was the third attack on Britain in ten and a half weeks.


The Ethiopian government and humanitarian agencies say


emergency food aid for nearly 8 million people affected


by drought will run out at the end of the month.


The drought has been blamed on a succession of failed rains.


Other parts of the Horn of Africa are also affected by drought.


John Graham, the country director for Save the Children,


The government has been doing its best to fill in the gap, that it's


not a rich government. It is still a poor government, but they are doing


their best. But I really think we have a responsibility as an


international community to step in. Some of the other emergencies around


the world are deservedly getting attention, like Somalia and Yemen.


But what we have in Somalia is a large number of people, more than 8


million, almost larger than any other country affected, with no


resources because we are not getting attention. The basic food ration is


not coming in insufficient amounts. Now we are looking at the food


pipeline braking. The food is running out in about a month. After


that, we don't know what is going to happen. Without that basic food, you


have the problem of falling into severe malnutrition because people


are not getting food. These children will become malnourished and that is


a very dangerous situation. Stay with us on BBC


World News, still to come... the tournament's first unseeded


champion for more than 80 years. As Theresa May tries to form a


working government, Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionists have


agreed to support the Prime Minister.


Two top aides to Mrs May have resigned following pressure from


Conservative MPs in the wake of the poor election results.


Officials in the US say President Trump is expected


to announce a change in policy towards Cuba during a speech


when he visits Miami at the end of next week.


Our correspondent in Havana is Will Grant.


We don't know the fine detail, but the expectation is that this


will be a rollback, or at least a partial rollback of one


of President Obama's key legacies, which is the warming


We expect to see, for example, some kind of partial reverse


of the relaxation of travel restrictions which has


done so much to allow US citizens to come to Cuba,


opening the doors of Cuba to Americans who were not


able to visit the island for so many decades.


Obviously, there is still a US economic embargo in place on Cuba,


so it's not like there are huge amounts of trade already,


but what there is may now find it very difficult,


because we're expecting President Trump to say that US


entities cannot work with the Cuban state, specifically


the commercial and tourism wings of the Cuban military.


And given that they are so ubiquitous to the Cuban economy,


Sailors taking part in a transatlantic race have been


involved in a dramatic rescue halfway across the ocean.


A number of yachts put out mayday calls last night


after what organisers described as once in a lifetime storms.


A passenger cruise ship was among boats that were drafted


We have a competitor, Mervyn Wheatley, who has done


He was rescued by the Queen Mary, who was diverted to the


We have another boat from Hungary which was sunk.


We don't know the full reasons for that.


We have a yacht from Holland called Happy.


So over the 36 hours, five boats were seriously affected.


Three boats sunk and two boats retired.


But everybody is well, safe and presently recovered.


We had emergency beacons going off. 60 or 70 knots of wind were


reported. Those conditions are pretty intense. The reaction to that


is from the Halifax coastguard. They immediately look at the information.


They try and contact the vessels, and then they put in place ship


support and air cover to see what is going on in the fleet.


The World Cup qualifier between Scotland and England


A match that had been largely forgettable for 70 minutes


then burst into life in the closing stages.


It was substitute Alex Oxlade Chamberlain who put England ahead.


But the match swung back in Scotland's favour due


to Leigh Griffiths, who scored two goals -


to put the home side within touching distance of a first win over England


Then Harry Kane scored in the third minute of stoppage time to break


Scottish hearts and maintain England's unbeaten


Before the game, we obviously wanted to win the game. But the way the


game panned out in the end, Scotland were scoring two goals late on. We


had four minutes left in stoppage time to get anything. So we have


come away fairly happy with it. It puts us in a good position to


qualify for the World Cup. The unseeded 20 year-old


Latvian Jelena Ostapenko has beaten Romania's Simona Halep


in the French Open final. Ostapenko, who had never even won


a tour title before today, lost the first set, but produced


a remarkable comeback She is the first unseeded woman


to win at Roland Garros since 1933. I was losing and then in my mind I


was like, OK, I'm just going to enjoy the match and trite to the


last point. I still cannot believe it because it was my dream and now


it came true. I think I will only understand that in maybe a couple of


days or a couple of weeks. England again underlined


their status as tournament favourites as they knocked Australia


out of the ICC Champions Trophy England - who had already qualified


for the semi finals - were set a target of


278 for victory. Both of Australia's previous matches


were washouts and they needed a win to stand any chance


of qualifying for the last four. again affected by rain,


England were comfortable winners Lewis Hamilton has equalled


Ayrton Senna's total of 65 pole positions ahead


of the Canadian Grand Prix. And the Briton did it in style,


clocking the quickest qualifying lap He was a third of a second


clear of championship After the qualifying session,


Senna's family presented Hamilton with one of Senna's helmets


to mark the achievement. Late on Saturday evening local time,


Usain Bolt will run his last competitive race in his


home country Jamaica. The 100 metre event is being called


a "Salute to a Legend". Bolt is going to retire


from athletics after this year's Just a warning - there's some flash


photography coming up 15 years ago, 15-year-old Usain Bolt


made history here in the national stadium in Kingston when he became


the youngest athlete to win a world junior title. He would go on to


become an icon of the sport and the face of the sport, breaking world


records and winning numerous world and Olympic titles. But he has


always maintained that winning gold here in 2002 as a junior is one of


the highlights of his career because of the pressure of competing in


front of a home crowd. So it is perhaps fitting that the final race


on Jamaican soil should be here on the track where he shot to


prominence. It will be a great reception. I am home and the amount


of people calling me to get tickets... ! I know the stadium is


going to be full, I know it will be high energy and I know it is going


to be one big party. It will be emotional, but I am looking forward


to it. Usain Bolt also spoke about the warm bond he shares with his


coach, the man who helped guide his career. Glen Mills tends to stay out


of the limelight, but I did catch up with him and he told me he believes


that Bolt could have gone for a few more years, but he respects his


decision to retire. Physically, yes, he is only 30. But for 12 years, he


has achieved at the highest level. It takes a lot out of you and


mentally, if he feels it is time for him to retire, I support it


wholeheartedly. If that is where he has reached now, he has more than


earned it. Bolt rule race over 100 metres. There will also be a number


of Olympic medallist in action, the likes of Mo Farah and David Rudisha.


On a night when the nation celebrity career and achievements of Usain


Bolt. Good luck to him.


Adam West, star of the 1960s hit TV series Batman, has died.


His family said he had been suffering from leukaemia.


Although Batman ran for just two years, repeats of the show


made Adam West an icon, and his career after


Batman often saw him play characters based on himself.


It is said to be brighter and warmer tomorrow. The overall story is for


sunny spells at some point, but the rain is still around. The rain we


have seen to finish the day across the Midlands and parts of south-east


England works its way towards the south-east. Light and patchy by the


morning. Away from that, we will see showers across Northern Ireland and


parts of central and western Scotland. The temperatures will be


holding up, given the breeze. It will be a muggy night. In the


morning, the showers become more widespread across Scotland and


Northern Ireland. Not everyone will see showers to start the day. One or


two may avoid the showers, but it will become harder to avoid them in


the afternoon. Much of England and the south-west, compared to what you


saw today, a much brighter start. A bit of a breeze, one or two showers,


but a great start to the day for the Midlands. Cloud in the south-east


will break up. Elsewhere, showers become heavy with and thunder in


Scotland and Northern Ireland, and showers become more abundant across


the Midlands, Wales and the south-west. Some areas will avoid


them altogether. It should still feel pleasant in the breeze. We


finished today with those showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland


and northern England. The further south and east you are, you should


go into Monday on a drying out, but it will be a fresh start compared


with Sunday morning. For the Monday morning rush-hour across parts of


Scotland, the central belt could see winds gusting at 50 miles an hour.


The showers are not as plentiful on Monday. Northern Ireland will avoid


most of them. Further south and east, you should stay dry. Sunny


spells. Temperatures will be down on what we saw through Saturday.


Through the rest of the week, high pressure builds from the south. We


will see a few bits of rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland, but


temperatures will be on the up from mid week onwards and with it across


southern parts of the country, lots of sunshine.


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