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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resigned, following pressure They've been replaced
by one of the losing Conservative candidates,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.