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this is bbc world news today. our top stories: the un votes unanimously in favour of new and tougher sanctions against north korea after last month's long—range missile tests. this resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever levelled against the north korean regime. venezuela's chief prosecutor is sacked by the country's new constituent assembly — she says it wanted to stop her investigating corruption. police in italy are investigating the kidnapping of a british model who was held captive for nearly a week. and the legend that is usain bolt, books his place in the 100m final at the world championships here in london — his final individual race before retirement. welcome to well yesterday.
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the united nations security council has voted unanimously to impose tough new sanctions against north korea. the resolution was drafted by the united states, and it comes in response to two long—range ballistic missile tests last month. the sanctions aim to deprive pyongyang of more than $1 billion a year. speaking at the session, us ambassador to the un nikki haley explained the details. north korea's irresponsible and careless acts have just proved to be quite costly to the regime. this resolution is the single largest economic sanctions package ever levelled against the north korean regime. the price the north korean leadership will pay for its
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continued nuclear missile development will be the loss of one third of its exports and hard currency. this is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation. lets get more on this, because laura becker is following events because laura becker is following eve nts fro m because laura becker is following events from washington. some unity to the security council, they're obviously very worried about north korea's nuclear—weapons programme? the us are taking this threat very seriously, that's two missiles fired ina month, seriously, that's two missiles fired in a month, an analyst believed they could be capable of hitting the mainland of the united states. now, obviously, that is contested by many, but they're not taking any chances. in the last few hours, donald trump is there's national security adviser has said they will not tolerate these threats. in the last month, you've heard there from nikki haley, the us ambassador to
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the un, she has been trying to work with the other members of the student council to come up with this resolution. but they've managed to do is come up with a package of measures which will hit pyongyang with a $1 billion worth of export funding. it will strip that await. the idea behind that is that. then getting the funds necessary to plough that money into his missile programme. the key to all of this is china, because china trade around 90% of north korea's trade is with china. the idea is that if china is on board, the sanctions could actually have some teeth. but you have heard there that china has backed the security council measures, but it's also had a bit of a swipe at the us. the last 18 minutes it has announced that it wa nts minutes it has announced that it wants the us to halt its deployment
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ofan anti wants the us to halt its deployment of an anti missile defence system will stop it is based in south korea, china believes it's a threat to its own national security and wa nts to its own national security and wants the us to remove it. so now we know what china once in response to its backing, it's asking the us to ta ke its backing, it's asking the us to take away its military presence near them. has there been any reaction yet from north korea? within the last few hours before the sanctions we re eve n last few hours before the sanctions were even voted upon, north korean state television had published a series of statements, very defiant statements, thing they would not tolerate the sanctions and it would not work to stop them rallying around their party and rallying around their party and rallying around their party and rallying around their leader. so this is the latest set of sanctions, and it seems kim jong—un is latest set of sanctions, and it seems kimjong—un is undeterred. just hours after it was sworn in, venezuela's new constituent assembly has voted to sack the country's top prosecutor, a vocal
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critic of the president. the controversial assembly — which is dominated by government supporters — decided to remove luisa ortega from office following a unanimous vote. earlier, dozens of national guard officers in riot gear took up position around her office preventing herfrom entering. as will grant reports. it didn't take long for venezuela's chief prosecutor to take the consequences of her opposition to the constituent assembly. just hours after the controversial new legislative body was sworn in, ms ortega's office was around by security forces. she better photographers on to her twitter account of national guard officers in riot gear, and she said she denounced the siege in front of the
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national and international community. a prominent member of the new assembly, the country's foreign minister, indicated such high—profile opponents could face which —— swift action. she has become a vocal opponent nicolas maduro. first she led outcry as the supreme court briefly took control of the powers of the national assembly. since the constituent assembly was proposed, she has consistently denounced it publicly and brought legal action to hold its advance. and will grant joins us now from mexico city. tell us more about luisa ortega and at how was she regarded in the country? there are the years, she was considered a loyalist to give chavez and then to nicolas maduro. and she was a laurus, she was socially with the revolution, there
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is no doubt about that at all. they met a few weeks ago there was a step by the supreme court in venezuela to store the powers of the national assembly. the outcry about that in venezuela and around the world was led by luisa ortega. they step back from the brink, but was then the decision was taken to great this new constituent assembly, the one that is causing all the controversy at the moment. she has consistently remained in opposition to that. she says it's unconstitutional and she is the last defender of because digestion as the country's top prosecutor. susie he's moved from a loyalist advice to a opposition won, even though she's not aligned with the opposition. but she's certainly butting heads with nicolas maduro, and now it seems he's taken a final decision to remove herfrom the post, know that this new institution has been installed. how worrying is
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this move? it looks like president madden oh is digging in his heels here? it's just madden oh is digging in his heels here? it'sjust so swift, it was immediately after this new legislative body that took office, one that is notjust not reckon i is by the opposition and millions of venezuelans who by the opposition and millions of venezuela ns who didn't by the opposition and millions of venezuelans who didn't turn out to vote in the election, but also by neighbouring countries, by the eu, by the state department under donald trump's administration, and it's causing venezuela to be removed indefinitely from the south american trading block. the repercussions of this, it is an extremely radical step, but it's one in keeping with what mr maduro and his top officials say that they are doing with the way they are moving the country, what this new constituent assembly is all about. he's showing no signs of
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relaxing and it certainly digging in his heels for the time being. thank you very much. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. campaigning in the kenyan general election has officially closed ahead of tuesday's vote, with the two frontrunners holding their final rallies. president uhuru kenyatta led his supporters in prayer at a stadium town of nakuru. his main challenger, raila odinga, was cheered by a huge crowd at uhuru park in the centre of the capital, nairobi. and in rwanda, supporters of president paul kagame have been celebrating after he won a third term in office, with a landslide victory. the electoral commission said partial results of friday's election gave mr kagame 98% of the votes. the iranian president, hassan rouhani, has warned the united states againstjeopardising its nuclear deal with world powers, saying president trump risks political suicide. he was speaking at his inauguration, after being elected for a second term in may,
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at a ceremony in tehran. mr rouhani accused the united states of trying to undermine iran's nuclear deal with world powers. police in italy are investigating the kidnapping of a british model who was held captive for nearly a week. the young woman, who has not been named, had gone to milan for what she thought was a photo—shoot. detectives say her captor drugged her and tried to sell her for sex on the internet. a polish man — who lives in britain — has been arrested. catriona renton reports. the 20—year—old model arrived in milan for the 20—year—old model arrived in milanfora the 20—year—old model arrived in milan for a photo shoot in one of these apartments in the city centre. it's said that this is way sure was attacked by two men and was drugged. the leaves have reconstructed how she whispered into a bag and then bundled into the boot of a car also. it was driven to an abandoned shop
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on the outskirts of the city. then to this cottage in the mountains near turin. translation: victim was drugged with ketamine and then driven four hours. we can only imagine what might have happened its she had had an asthma attack. it is understood that while she was at the cottage, the woman was handcuffed a chest of drawers. her kidnapper is alleged to have tried to sell her for sex online, and demanded a ransom of over $350,000 from her agent. after six days she was released, although no ransom was paid, apparently because the kidnapper find out ransom was paid, apparently because the kidnapperfind out she had a child. translation: the perpetrator was a dangerous person. keep in mind, yet reduced themselves as someone willing to find final solutions, both as a paid killer and part of an organisation that works in the dark wave, offering mercenaries services, bomb attacks, kidnappings and so on. the polish man said to be resident
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in britain has been arrested. it's said this happened after he was seen taking the woman to the british consulate. uk foreign office said they had been providing consular support to a woman in italy. this is a story that pulls into sharp focus the potential dangers for young people trying to get on in the modelling industry. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come. donald trump, and the grandchildren, arrive for their summer vacation, but how much of a holiday will it be for the president.? this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines: the un votes unanimously to impose new tougher sanctions on north korea after last month's long—range missile tests. venezuela's chief prosecutor is sacked by the country's new constituent assembly — she says it wanted to stop her investigations into corruption.
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like many other residents of washington dc, president donald trump is escaping the august heat. he will spend 17 days at his private golf club in newjersey, for what the white house has billed as a "working vacation". mr trump is known for branding himself as an tireless worker, so the nearly three—week holiday has raised a few eyebrows. we'll be in newjersey injust a minute, but first, a couple of years ago, the bbc did a little research about how many days a year americans take off. let's take a look. uh—huh you uh-huh you uh-huh you always had to be available. there's not usually someone to do the work for you, so
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you have to come back to the mountain of work you left behind. you save those days up just in the event of an emergency. media child needs surgery, maybe yourself. you a lwa ys needs surgery, maybe yourself. you always have that time available to you. even when i'm on vacation, i can't relax, because i worry. i even when i'm on vacation, i can't relax, because i worry. lam even when i'm on vacation, i can't relax, because i worry. i am a christian brit on the telephone to wherever i need to be. i'm never relax. if you're working all the time, you get burned out really fast. to take vacation time, spend time with the family, do anything, you reset your brain. got to have your quiet time to do what you need to do. i'm from germany. i needed to take
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all my days. npr's white house reporter scott horsley is in newjersey, following donald trump's summer holiday. it is typicalfor it is typical for presidents to get out of town, out of washington, dc, in the august, when they swamp kabir specially swamping. 17 days is a little longer than some presidents have taken, but a correspondent for cbc -- cbs have taken, but a correspondent for cbc —— cbs radio has demonstrated that while president trump has taken more days away than his immediate predecessor, president obama, he is taken predecessor, president obama, he is ta ke n less predecessor, president obama, he is taken less time away then say george w bush did. taken less time away then say george w bush did. it is interesting, what you're sing about president trump, because he criticised president obama for taking too many vacations.
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it is all that he's taking a 70—day holiday? he criticised as an obama for taking time away from the white house, but also for not using his frequent golf outings more strategically to cosy up to world leaders or lawmakers. the current white house is being very sensitive to that, and one side of that is, even when donald trump is as one of the signature golf courses, which he spends a lot of time at, the almost a lwa ys spends a lot of time at, the almost always refused to confirm that he's actually playing golf. we often have the weight until his coal miners had tweeted out a photograph to learn that you has been officially on the links. —— his golf partners. that you has been officially on the links. -- his golf partners. what are americans making of this, given they don't traditionally take many holidays? 17 days would be a long vacation for most americans. i think the culture is so polarised right
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now, this will be viewed through the same course aims at most issues are. —— partisan lens that most issues are. when president obama took his martha's vineyard at vacation coming here just been wrestling with the economic crisis for the first seven months. he had bail that general motors and chrysler. yet been working towards, although not yet passing the health care bill. he had been working towards the not yet passing a financial reform overhaul. president trump comes into this vacation with very little to show for a specific month in office. the republican—controlled house and senate have yet to pass the obama kare repeal bill there been talking about for the past seven years. the push for tax reform is in nascent stages. this is a working vacation that comes after not a whole lot of finished work for this president. lets get some sport he's catherine.
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only one place to start, these finals of the 100m and usain bolt‘s bid for glory. he is in the final, though he didn't win his semifinal. he was well behind at the halfway stage, but is customary surge saw him claw back the deficit, only finishing a fraction of a second behind christian kallman. nevertheless, and that is the first time bould has lost a semifinal at a world champion tips or another big gains. and the final is less than half an hour away now. the olympic champion and gold—medal favourite nafi thiam is out after four disciplines they had to happen. she has led all the way, and this evening, she remains very much on course to win the world title to add to her olympic gold. another
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blistering performance from the world — record blistering performance from the world—record holder from ethiopia, she is drawn to gold in the 10,000m. well over half a lap ahead of the rest of the field in one of the greatest distance runs in history. her compatriot came in second, but finished over in minutes behind. on day two of the fourth and final test event between england and south africa, the hosts finished on top. jonny bairstow the main man in the opening session, helping them to a opening session, helping them to a opening total of 362. he felt one run short of his century, but by then the damage had been done. anderson dismantled the south african batting, taking four wickets to leave south africa reeling on 220-9. 142 to leave south africa reeling on 220—9. 142 runs behind. to leave south africa reeling on 220—9. 142 runs behindlj to leave south africa reeling on 220-9. 142 runs behind. i quite like the pitch. there was a bit of something there. it was more up and
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down any bit sideways. so when you're feeling the game like that, your confidence is always up. you feel if you, even if you leave a few runs, you're in the game and get a wicket at any stage. we did very well. i think the wicket has deteriorated a little bit. he is saying he bowled with a well, as in versailles, a few dismissals have put up with assets in a spot of bother. there has been a fightback on the cards after day three of the second test fixture between sri la nka second test fixture between sri lanka and india. they bowled the sri lankan is out for 183. the hundred 91 stands for the second means there is still some life in the second test look sri lankan are behind, but
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have eight wickets in hand after stu m ps have eight wickets in hand after stumps on day three. for those banned uh—huh those fans who didn't spend time outside the hotel 20 get a view of the world's most exerts a player, neymar was on the turf of the part of grants. you miserable world — record the part of grants. you miserable world—record $263 million from barcelona to pay a shave. he was on the pitch effort of the opening match of the season. the fans were treated to a couple others tricks, he didn't play because his paperwork wasn't processed in time for the game. paris saint—germain missing him, they ran out winners thanks to goals from a story and kabaddi. in the goal today, a good day for
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kim retains lead into the final day, she shot a six under, and park got an eight under. nvidia's georgia hole is charged in second. regular match. as we've heard, in just under 30 minutes, usain bolt will run his final individual race, after a decade of dominating the athletics track. this race is being watched closely around the world but none more so than in his home country, jamaica. the race is of course being watched closely in bolt‘s home country of jamaica. and from kingston, we canjoin nick davis, who is at a screening of the race. nick, what's the atmosphere like? everyone is glued to a tv set. i am at the main bus station. big screens behind me. people are gathering, slowly but surely, very much a trickle now, because there's holiday weekend. it's really, really hot.
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lots of people are probably watching at home able to enjoy a cold drink rather than set out in the hot son. there are millions of people watching all of the world to see if bolt can do it. he will be missed the world over, but this is a man who lives and trains injamaica. lives and trains here and does a lot for the local economy. a lot of people don't realise that pretty much most youngsters... because of his impact on the economy, jamaican people really want him to have a wonderful retirement and hopefully make space for other talent. jamaica isa make space for other talent. jamaica is a factory as printers, male and female, who dominate. —— a factory
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of sprinters. is there any idea what bolt will do next? well, the government of jamaica keep bolt will do next? well, the government ofjamaica keep asking if he will go into politics. he denies he will go into politics. he denies he wants to do that. i think he wa nts to ta ke he wants to do that. i think he wants to take a well—deserved break. you's soren dymond denies he's bit lazy, so maybe he's that takes time to relax. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter. for now, bye—bye. with hail and pretty intense showers
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as well. they are a all but gone, and it looks like a quiet end to the night for most of us, but chilly one. temperatures holding in double figures in towns and cities, but lo sigel figures in the glands of scotland, quite unusually this time. so grasp frost may be around. they settled weather doesn't last, the next area of low pressure moving his way off the atlantic. bringing with it some rain. a sparkling start for many, but by morning we should see the rain moving into western scotla nd the rain moving into western scotland and by lunchtime into the western fringes of england and wales as well. into the afternoon, the
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rain having cleared from northern ireland, the sun comes out, should be pleasant. not too many showers in scotla nd be pleasant. not too many showers in scotland in the northern isles. central and eastern england, looks dry weather from a sunday, but the cloud will increase, and that will receive the lengthy spells of sunshine with the highest temperatures. but with showery rain further north, it will feel cool. serve your lucky enough to be heading to the athletics tomorrow, it looks fair, and later on we may have a shower when the card increase. with the community shield taking place, in wembley, it should be fine. there is the dry whether that continues into the evening. he was mugged at the showery rain only slowly staggering way south. it could be enter monday before that finally gets into the southern and
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eastern parts of the country, tending to fizzle out. but does mean we have showers with cool air across the northern part of the country. that band a cloudy weather into next week, is still looks unsettled. lines: the un has voted to sanctions against north korea. it comes after two long—range elastic test last month. venezuelan's assembly has sacked the country's chief prosecutor. the loser ortega's of we re prosecutor. the loser ortega's of were surrounded by the national guard earlier. the regional trade worker suspended venezuela. police say a british model was kidnapped in milan to be sold in an online auction. the women, who has not been named, had gone to italy for what she thought was a photo shoot. the legendary athlete that
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