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the united states and north korea are urged to show restraint, as tension increases around the threat to hit a us airbase in the western pacific. the trump administration has defended its strong message to north korea. it says the president had to use language the regime would understand. they will be met with fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen. us secretary of state has now arrived in guam. we'll have the latest from washington and seoul. also this lunchtime: six french soldiers have been hurt after a car drove into them near paris. the local mayor said it was a deliberate act. athletics‘ governing body defends its decision to stop a medal favourite competing at the world championships after the norovirus outbreak. the runner tells us he's heartbroken. if this thing had been for mo farah
like now, i do not think the british people would allow it. they know that mo farah could get a medal with them. or anyone, even that mo farah could get a medal with them. oranyone, even usain that mo farah could get a medal with them. or anyone, even usain bolt. it's exactly ten years since the start of the biggest financial crisis since the depression. we ask whether lessons have been learnt. and a victim of its own success? sky is struggling to cope with an influx of tourists. and coming up in the sport on bbc news. at the world athletics championships mo farah goes for gold — he starts his campaign for the 5,000 metres later tonight. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the united states and north korea are being urged to show restraint,
after a growing war of words between the two nations. last night president trump said threats from pyongyang would be met with fire, fury and power. the communist state says it's considering a missile strike on the us territory of guam. the us secretary of state rex tillerson has just arrived the us secretary of state rex tillerson hasjust arrived on the us secretary of state rex tillerson has just arrived on the island. guam is a small island in the pacific ocean where us strategic bombers are based. we'll have the latest from korea in a moment, but first this report on the increasing tension from tom burridge. us military exercises on guam. this was earlier in the summer. with several thousand american troops based here and us bombers, north korea has chosen to pinpoint this tiny american island as a potential target. north korean state tv said
its armed forces are considering hitting guam and the american airbase there with medium to long range ballistic missiles. it came after an uptake range ballistic missiles. it came afteran uptake in range ballistic missiles. it came after an uptake in rhetoric from president trump last night. after an uptake in rhetoric from president trump last nightm after an uptake in rhetoric from president trump last night. it will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before. thank you. north korea threatens... few us presidents have fused cells in showing jerry language against another nation. it echoes president truman's warning to japan when he announced an atomic bomb had fallen on hiroshima during world war ii. announced an atomic bomb had fallen on hiroshima during world war ile they do not accept our terms they may expect rain from the air and the like of which has never been seen on this earth. but the us secretary of state, who has just this earth. but the us secretary of state, who hasjust arrived in guam, said the president's language was
deliberately tough. he is sending a strong message to north korea in language that kim yong moon will understand because he does not seem to understand diplomatic language. the president wanted to be clear to the north korean regime that the us has an unquestionable ability to defend itself and its allies and it is important that he delivers that message before any escalation on their part. guam sits right out in their part. guam sits right out in the pacific ocean. it is closer to asia and both south and north korea and it is to the us mainland. on tv in guam the threat is portrayed as real, but the people there are calm. iam not real, but the people there are calm. i am not nervous, i am confident in oui’ i am not nervous, i am confident in our military capability. the first thing that comes to mind immediately is my family, to come up with a plan if anything happens. the stakes do not come higher than nuclear war.
even now after north korea's nuclear missiles test, few see that as a risk, but the cost of potential wa rfa re risk, but the cost of potential warfare for the korean peninsula and the region would be high. well, the bellicose language between the us and north korea has led to international concern. the chinese government has urged both sides to avoid escalating the tension. our correspondent yogita limaye reports from the south korean capital seoul. this is what north korea's threatening to attack. the island of guam in the pacific ocean that's home to a us military airbase. in its latest message pyongyang says it's a response to drills conducted by us nuclear bombers stationed in guam. for the people in south korea, a country that has perhaps the most to lose if a war breaks out, threats from its neighbour are hardly new. yet the latest war of words between pyongyang and washington has made many nervous. translation: if kim jong-un miscalculates and fires first, we will be the ones to face destruction.
i'm worried. translation: it's scary, i wonder why kim jong—un can't control himself. i hope everyone lives in peace, but north korea consistently does this and makes us worry. this country has been preparing for the worst. about 60 kilometres from seoul is the osan airbase where american and south korean troops workjointly on a defence programme. it's just one of many such military stations in the country. but while it's been ramping up its defence capabilities, south korea knows that this can't be its only approach and so it has been trying the diplomatic route as well. last month president moon jae—in proposed military talks with north korea. and on wednesday, south korea once again spoke of mending ties. translation: these comments by north
korea do not help the relationship between south and north korea. we will continue to seek peace in the korean peninsula and reconciliation between the two countries. there has been no response to seoul's offer from north korea so far. and no indication that these missile tests will stop any time soon. yogita limaye, bbc news, seoul. in a moment, we'll get the latest from yogita limaye in the south korean capital seoul. but first, to washington and our correspondent jane o'brien. we hear that the us secretary of state has recently landed in guam. what more are we going to be hearing from him there, possibly from the president as well? the most important thing is the clarification of what he made of what the president said, this fire and fury that he was threatening north korea with, saying this was simply a way of talking directly to the north koreans in words they would
understand. but more importantly, he clearly does not think that diplomacy has been exhausted. in fa ct, diplomacy has been exhausted. in fact, he said it is working, witnessed by the sanctions imposed unanimously with china at the un at the weekend. the object of those is to bring north korea to talks. he also said he does not think the situation has changed significantly over the last 48 hours because it has been pretty much of a given that north korea has got nuclear capability. what has rattled washington more is the speed at which they have been able to develop weapons that at some point may be capable of striking mainland us. yogita limaye is in the south korean capital seoul. we have had strong language like this in the past, how serious is it this in the past, how serious is it this time? this aggression from north korea is not unexpected. in the month of august, the us and the
south koreans conducted joint military exercises and analysts say we hear this sharp rhetoric from pyongyang every year. that this year you have a us president who is also talking in fierce language and all of that put together has heightened tensions beyond what we have seen in recent yea rs. tensions beyond what we have seen in recent years. in south korea they have been nervous about this war of words going on between the us and north korea, so when the south korean president spoke to donald trump for almost an hour over the phone two days ago, while he did back the us sanctions, whilst he talked about strengthening defence capabilities of the us and the us troops here, along with the south koreans, what he also said is he believes the diplomatic route is the only way out and what he hopes is all of this puts pressure on north korea to come to the negotiating table. thank you. thank you. six french soldiers have been hurt after a car drove into them near their barracks in a suburb of paris.
police say they are still looking for the driver and the car. the incident happened in levallois—perret, north—west of the capital. the local mayor says he has no doubt it was a deliberate act. daniela relph reports. the immediate aftermath of the attack. the emergency services at the scene helping the injured. all of them soldiers, targeted as they left their barracks. the incident happened just after eight o'clock this morning in a suburb in the north—west of paris. it is believed the car was parked in an alley nearby. it then accelerated towards a group of six soldiers as they walked out of their barracks in levallois—perret. one local resident said they see soldiers around all the time. she told reporters it was a popular area for families but luckily none of them were around this morning. there's now an increased security presence in the area.
the major concern is finding the vehicle and its driver which sped off after hitting a group of soldiers. translation: this attack proves that the terror threat is still present which requires more and more vigilance and this counterterrorism operation which is essential. the soldiers were part of the heightened the counterterrorism the soldiers were part of the heightened counterterrorism operation following the high number of attacks in france in recent yea rs. in 2015 militants targeted offices of the satirical magazine charlie hebdo, killing 12 people. later that year 130 were killed in the attacks on paris around the bataclan theatre. and on bastille day, injuly last year, a truck was driven through the crowd on the nice promenade. 86 people died.
there have also been other lower—level incidents. many aimed at the security forces. today's event, yet another attack on those trying to protect france. the local mayor has described it as incomprehensible and odious. the governing body for international athletics has defended its decision to deny medal contender isaac makwala entry to the world championships because of concerns about the outbreak of norovirus. the sprinter says he is heartbroken and feels he has been treated differently from other athletes. the botswanan sprinter tried to get into the london stadium last night, but was barred from competing in the 400 metres final. our sports correspondent natalie pirks has the details. gold for wayde van niekerk should've been a triumphant moment. but as he crossed the line it was clear something was missing.
in lane seven, an empty space where major rival isaac makwala from botswana should have been. this morning in his hotel room, issac makwala was still visibly upset and told me explicitly that he feels something is not right. if this thing had been for mo farah like now, i do not think the british would allow it. they would not allow it. they know mo farah is the one who could get medals for them. or anyone, even usain bolt. or anyone, even usain bolt. the facts of the makwala case are very confused. he was pulled out of the 200 metres heats on monday after vomiting on the bus on the way to the stadium. last night though the governing body said there was a strict 48—hour quarantine in place and the iaaf medical chiefs confirmed a doctor said makwala was suffering from the same virulent norovirus that has swept through one of the athletes‘ hotel. we had taken him, examined him, his
pulse, and his history was clear that he had similar symptoms to all the other athletes that have also been classed as having this gastrointestinal disease. but today makwala reiterated that he had only been sick once, not twice, and that he was not only fit to run in the 200 metres heats but also ready to run last night in the 400 metres final. if they came to meet with the result and the test and they said, here is the result, i would not have that problem. but they just assumed the result, i would not have that problem. but theyjust assumed i was sick because others in the hotel we re sick because others in the hotel were sick. in britain elite athletes receive government and lottery funding, that's not the case in botswana. he expected to wake up today with a medal by his side and to be receiving calls about sponsorship deal. instead he had to watch the race on tv, pondering what might have been. my
my emotion came when they crossed the line. i looked at that time. that time was the normal time that i can do. i was in shape to do that time. i was in shape to do that time. even van niekerk himself felt sympathy for his stricken rival. it is disappointing, i would love him to have his opportunity, he was in great form. i believe he would have done very well at these championships. like i said, i have so championships. like i said, i have so much sympathy for him. i really wish i could give him my middle to be honest with you. issac makwala told me he wants to leave britain now but will stay to race again with his team—mates in the four by 400 m relay on saturday. for that he must find reserves of mental strength he never thought he would need. natalie perks, bbc news. our sports correspondent andy swiss is at the london stadium now. where does it go from here? well
issac makwala clearly feels he has been harshly treated. there is still the relay at the weekend with his quarantine period over and he is hopeful he can compete in that. but really little consolation. he came here with such high hopes of a medal in the 200 and 400 metres and he feels that those hopes have been snatched away from him. he has also suggested the hopes were sabotaged by the eye wraf. and in the last few minutes they responded to those claims saying there's nothing that they want more than extraordinary competition in these championships. -- iaaf. that competition in these championships. —— iaaf. that they are freed up the competition allowing these athletes to double up a 200 and 400 metres. well we cannot forget the championship as well of course, what else in store for the rest of the day? later today mo farah returns to
the track in the heats of the 5000 metres. he was a gold medal winner in the 10,000 metres and this is his last major track championships. also the semifinals of the 200 metres for the semifinals of the 200 metres for the men, and of course issac makwala was meant to be competing in that. three british people involved in that. still no sign of an end to the medal drought being suffered by a british team, still the only gold medal by mo farah and another near miss last night with kyle langford finishing fourth in the 800 metres. a lot of fourth, fifth and sixth places. they need to convert those into medals, and fast. many thanks. our top story this lunchtime. the united states and north korea are urged to show restraint, as tension increases around the threat to hit a us airbase in the western pacific. coming up in sport.
the women's rugby world cup starts today with england looking to defend their title. they take on underdogs spain in dublin in the opening match. today is the tenth anniversary of the start of the biggest financial crash since the great depression. the french bank bnp paribas announced that it couldn't pay investors who wanted to withdraw their money — sparking a crisis which spread around the world, as banks revealed they had racked up billions of pounds of toxic debts. our economics correspondent andy verity looks at what's changed a decade on, and whether lessons have been learned. it was a quiet summer holiday
thursday when the markets began to panic. and we're still living with the consequences. down 242... the french bank called bnp paribas announced it had hundreds of millions invested in mortgage—backed investments and now had no idea how little they were worth. banks and hedge funds should have put trillions into similar investments without checking whether the mortgage borrowers whose payments they depended on could afford to keep up the repayments. now they we re keep up the repayments. now they were defaulting in ever greater numbers. there is going to be a soft landing in housing. he has no clue about the economy. what more do you need to know. housing is going to be a disaster. that warning was given in march 2000 seven, five months before the crisis was foreseen by
some. no one was listening then? they all thought i was crazy and i had some good comments. i was called chicken on social media. pretty scary times. the credit crunch happened because banks have that trillions on mortgage—backed investments in the us housing market. they now had no idea how much they or their competitors have lost. they normally lend money to each other every day and now the banks they were lending to, they will not sure if they would still be in business so they stopped lending and start hoarding cash, forcing up the cost of borrowing. the european central bank immediately intervened offering to lend up to 95 billion euros to banks are now could not borrow from anyone else. then the chancellor of the exchequer lord darling spent the rest of his time in office dealing with the financial crisis the like of which had not been seen for 80 years. mps lament the lack of personal responsibility from bankers who helped to cause the
calamity. whenjust from bankers who helped to cause the calamity. when just one from bankers who helped to cause the calamity. whenjust one bank, barings bank, there were more prosecutions and finds and misconduct charges as a result of that one bank going down them with rbs, hbos, northern rock. so instead of going forwards, we have gone backwards. the underlying reason for the credit crunch was a massive build—up of private—sector debt and according to the bank of england numbers for today we still have not lost that habit. take a look at this, the consumer credit numbers. that purple line showing how much we're borrowing. growing up more than 10% per year, far faster than wages. and borrowing to buy cars is growing by more than 15% a year. reforms since the crisis are meant to allow banks to fail without breaking the financial system but the bank of england recently said that will not be achieved until 2022, 15 years after the credit crunch began.
more details have been given about the 500 new medical school places which are being made available in england in the next academic year, as the government attempts to boost the number of home—grown doctors. the target is to increase the total number of training places by a quarter by 2020 — but the british medical association says it won't address the immediate shortage of medics. jessica parker reports. more doctors, home—grown. the government has given more details today on what it says will be the biggest ever expansion of the medical workforce in england. what we are doing is ensuring that we train enough home—grown doctors so the nhs becomes self—sufficient in doctors over the period of the next ten years or so. and we think that's the best way to ensure we have the doctors we need for the future. next year an extra 500 medical school places will be made available. by 2020 the number will grow to 1500. representing a 25% increase
in yearly intake over all. and medical schools will have to win many of those extra places by showing that they can get graduates to work in rural or coastal areas where recruitment is more of a struggle. and by bringing trainees from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. we welcome the government's approach looking at how they can get more people from poorer backgrounds to study medicine, it is something the bma has been talking about for many years. but there are lots of questions about how these medical school places are going to be funded and how the government is going to tackle the immediate recruitment and retention crisis of doctors in the nhs. ba rts barts and the london school of medicine will get 23 you places next year and is likely to bid for war. it is understood news because medical schools are oversubscribed but we want to see government when they allocate places looking at making sure each medical school
provides a comprehensive average starting as a young age with schoolchildren. the government also wa nts schoolchildren. the government also wants universities to encourage stu d e nts to wants universities to encourage students to take up jobs in wants universities to encourage students to take upjobs in rural coastal communities where there has been more of a struggle to graduates. all part of a wider nhs recruitment drive. the labour party says it doesn't add up to any significant new investment. but ultimately it will be patients who decide whether this extra dose of doctors proves to be an effective medicine. jessica parker, bbc news. the women's world cup begins in dublin is less than an hour. england — the defending champions — are first up, before wales and ireland play later today. it's already been a great summer of sport for britain's women, and with england the favourites to retain their title, it could get even better. our sports correspondent katherine downes reports from dublin. dublin in the summertime. tourists on the cobbles. traditional refreshment. baskets of flowers.
and a bunch of red roses. defending champions, six nations grand slam winners, the world's number one side. it's no wonder england are favourites here. but they're not resting on their laurels. what has gone before has gone before and everyone is proud of it but the slate is wiped clean. everyone is fighting and vying for that trophy come the end of the competition. england may be the defending champions, but it was ireland who pulled off the biggest shock of the tournament last time round, knocking out the four—time world champions new zealand. as hosts this year they're looking for more glory on home soil. ireland play australia this evening, a perfectly timed kick—off for home fans to turn up and roar them on. i'm just excited, i suppose it is like christmas eve. you know, for everyone involved. we have been waiting three years for this. so it is a really long christmas eve, really! as opening matches go it doesn't get much tougher than the prospect facing wales.
they play new zealand. rowland phillips is the welsh coach, his daughter charis is the welsh captain. a family of dragons hoping to take down the black ferns. there is enough things to do here without worrying too much about our personal relationship. does it get embarrassing ever? no! only when no—one laughs at his jokes! and have you got to meet any of your heroes yet? 0h... there he is. apart from your dad! it's been a summer for heroes so far. johanna konta blazing a trail to the wimbledon semifinals, the first british woman to do so in 39 years. then england won a thriller at lord's to win the women's cricket world cup. the euros followed, no trophy for england, only the eventual champions could stop them in the semis. the rugby world cup completes the set. the end of a summer of sport that has seen britain's women send a message to the rest of the world,
we are the ones to beat. catherine downes, bbc news, in dublin. with its rugged mountains and pristine lochs, it's no surprise that the isle of skye attracts large numbers of tourists. but the island has now become so popular that its services are being stretched to the limit — and police scotland is warning visitors to stay away unless they already have accommodation booked. james shaw is in portree, the largest town on the island. it isa it is a stunning location, you have the main town, the harbour over there and often the distance the mountains, one of the main draws. this is a busy day on the island, the busiest perhaps of the year with the busiest perhaps of the year with the highland games happening behind us. the highland games happening behind us. and there is no question at all the infrastructure is creaking under the infrastructure is creaking under the pressure of mass tourism. skye has a unique and stunning
combination of rivers, mountains, and sea loughs. but now under it's under increasing pressure from drive—through tourism. some of skye's most stunning locations are victims of their own success. suffering increasing road and path erosion, but still visitors are drawn to them. what do you think of what you've seen so far? it's beautiful. i mean, just the landscape, the colours are beautiful. something you don't see anywhere else. i didn't imagine it was so many people, but yeah, i think we were quite surprised by that. but you know, you have the vast landscape and you know, you just walk and you have your space. so, yeah. not so much space on skye's single—track roads. incidents like this are surprisingly common. and more people are coming to skye
because they've seen it on film. the problem at the moment is the car parking. disposal of waste. and yeah, people come to where the films were made, jump out of the car or the coach, take a quick picture, and gone again. and you know, nothing coming into the island economy from some of these big companies. who wouldn't want to come to skye to be surrounded by natural beauty like this? but it's clear that the pressures are growing and some people on the island believe that they need to be solutions, sooner rather than later. the biggest challenge on the single—track roads... shirley spear runs one of skye's most famous restaurants. she's also setting up an organisation which will pitch for government grants to improve the island's infrastructure. we need the scottish government to get right behind tourism,
which is now recognised as being a major economic driver for the country of scotland. we need to get them onside and perhaps supporting us with extra funding for the development of tourism as an industry. other people suggest a tourism tax. or even making all or part of the island a national park. but the consensus is that there should be action soon. we know the scottish government in fa ct we know the scottish government in fact is not in favour of a tourism tax but they have said they are very keen to talk to local business leaders here on skyw. the question really i suppose is whether action will happen quickly. will it happen quickly enough for the summer season next year.