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the un security council condemns north korea's firing of a missile overjapan — it describes the test as outrageous. but pyongyang says the launch was the first step of military operations in the pacific, signalling there may be more. the tension coincides with theresa may's visit to japan. north korea is high on the agenda, as well as a post—brexit trade deal. i'm going to be talking to my japanese counterpart, prime minister abe, about the future relationship between britain and japan, about how we can build on what is already a good, strong relationship, but build on that in the areas of security, defence and, yes, trade, and look to the arrangements that we can put in place when we've left the european union. we'll have the latest from seoul and tokyo. also this lunchtime... as the death toll rises from the devastating floods in texas, tropical storm harvey makes landfall in louisiana. this is a bad storm.
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they said it was catastrophic — it's catastrophic. it's overwhelming, i've been crying all morning. a warning that one in five people struggling with debt, has had their credit card limit raised without asking. and has the new recipe worked? we find out what viewers and critics made of the first bake off since its move to channel 4. and coming up in the sport on bbc news, two days left of the transfer window and arsenal still have unresolved business over alex oxlade—chamberlain and their star player, alexis sanchez. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. is north korea says it's firing of a
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blistered missile over japan is north korea says it's firing of a blistered missile overjapan is the first step of military operations in the pacific. the united nations security council has unanimously condemned north korea's firing of a ballistic missile overjapan. the diplomatic unease coincides with theresa may's visit to japan. she's urged china to put more pressure on north korea to stop its missile testing programme. but beijing said there's too much focus on sanctions, and not enough on peace talks. ourfirst report is from yogita limaye, in the south korean capital seoul. this is the rocket that flew over japan on tuesday morning, according to north korean state television. it's believed to be a hwasong—12 medium—range missile, the kind pyongyang has threatened to fire at the us pacific island of guam. and north korea has said tuesday's test was the first step towards that plan. its leader, kim jong—un,
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monitored the launch and has ordered more such missile drills aimed at targets in the pacific ocean. the threat is very serious. the indication that there are going to be more launches came from kimjong—un himself, so it's definite, they are going to launch more missiles. we should take it seriously because north korea has already said that it's going to advance toward the capability of delivering a nuclear warhead to an american city. north korea's fierce response came as the united nations security council was meeting in new york. all 15 members of the group condemned pyongyang's actions. the world is united against north korea. there is no doubt about that. it is time for the north korean regime to recognise the danger they are putting themselves in. but no new sanctions were announced by the council. south korea has welcomed the un statement, but is pushing for tougher measures against north korea, as are the us and japan.
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but even the stringent sanctions passed by the security council earlier this month, banning major exports from north korea and putting economic pressure on the country don't seem to have worked so far. prime minister theresa may is visiting japan a day after a missile flew over the country. the threat from north korea, high on the agenda. well, i want to work with prime minister abe, to work with other international partners, to do what we all want to do, which is to stop north korea from conducting these illegal activities. we want to work with international partners to see what further pressure can be brought on north korea and, of course, particularly look at what china can do to bring pressure on north korea. beijing has hit back at the prime minister for beijing has hit back at the prime ministerfor her beijing has hit back at the prime minister for her comments, saying she should first ensure the country is fully incrementing sanctions.
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china has also blamed the us for escalating tensions and has heavily criticise the joint military exercises being conducted by american and south korean troops. transltion: china stands opposed to any chaos or war on the peninsula. enhancing war on the peninsula will not help towards achieving the goal of the militarisation or regional stability. on tuesday, south korea also released video of its own missiles, a response to north korea's test. both sides are caught up in a cycle of aggression. while north korea is high on the agenda, theresa may is also hoping to discuss a post—brexit trade deal, on herfirst trip to japan as prime minister. she's described japan as a like—minded nation, and a natural trading partner — though the country has been forthright in expressing concerns about the impact of britain's departure from the eu on its uk—based firms. a warning that this report
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from rupert wingfield—hayes contains some flash photography. arriving injapan‘s second city osaka today, theresa may has landed in the middle of a new north korean missile crisis. but it is primarily trade that japan wants to talk to the british prime minister about this week. and in particular the deal she is negotiating for britain to leave the european union. i'm going to be talking to my japanese counterpart prime minister abe this week about the future relationship between the united kingdom and japan. about how we can build on what is already a good strong relationship, but build on that in the areas of security, defence and yes, trade. and look to the arrangements that we can put in place when we've left the european union. mrs may was greeted by the japanese prime minister shinzo abe in the ancient capital of kyoto. at a buddhist temple she was treated to a cup of tea. a very japanese one.
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despite mrs may's confident words, these two leaders are far apart on the issue of brexit. japan is deeply concerned about britain leaving the european union. it is by far the largest asian investor in the uk. over the last 35 years over 1000 japanese companies have invested in britain, creating 150,000 jobs. japanese business owners said their investments were made because britain is in the eu. we are probably the largest asian investor in this country and it all started when margaret thatcher promoted britain as the bridgehead into the european market. the japanese companies bought that and came in great numbers. there will be much talk here this week of the strength and depth of anglo—japanese ties. but if britain is heading for a hard brexit, those ties are going to be put under severe strain.
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rupert wingfield hayes, bbc news, in tokyo. our political correspondent chris mason is in westminster ben wright is travelling with a prime minister and sent this update. theresa may sent the spent the first hours of her visit here, in kyoto, when she went to a traditional tea making ceremony with the japanese prime minister, shinzo abe. she has had talks with him already and will continue to over the course of this trip. trade, clearly, is the focus for theresa may. she made that clear on the flight over, talking to reporters. japan is a hugely important trade partner to the uk, both as a place for uk goods to be exported to and, today, aston martin announced they were making a £500 million investment here. crucially, japan's investment in the uk over decades. the big car plants, other manufacturers in the city, japanese banks. theresa may, while she is
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here, will be wanting to reassure japanese politicians and businesses that brexit is not going to jeopardise their investments in the uk. they have, for many years, seen the uk, in part, as a gateway into the uk, in part, as a gateway into the eu, into the single market. i think she is going to have lots of questions thrown at her about how exactly questions thrown at her about how exa ctly 5 he questions thrown at her about how exactly she sees the next 18 months, two or three years unfolding through the transition and beyond. she will also want to be starting to do some preparatory work for a future uk and japan trade deal, although formal negotiations cannot begin until we are out of the eu. tropical storm harvey, which caused devastating flooding in texas before drifting back out to sea, has begun to move inland again over louisiana. 20 people have died and 30,000 have been forced from their homes, as a record downpour has left large parts of the city of houston underwater. jonny dymond reports. plucked from the flood water. lifted from a rooftop,
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a mother and child. one of so many rescues in a city turned into an inland sea. from across the us have come volunteers with their boats. now the only way to reach many residents as the water has risen and risen, and risen again. this is a bad storm. they said it was catastrophic. it is catastrophic. as soon as it started creeping up to the front door we had to get out of there. it is overwhelming. i have been crying all morning. thousands have left their homes in the city to find food and a dry floor in shelters. even veterans of fierce weather are stunned by this storm. catastrophic for everybody in houston. you know, i'm from here and i have never seen this. i lived in south carolina for years and went through a lot of hurricanes.
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never seen anything like this before. empty homes have made a tempting target for criminals. the police are overstretched. the city's mayor announced a night time curfew. there are too many people from across our city, too many residents that are out of their homes. and they are in shelters. and i don't want them to have to worry about someone breaking into their home or looting or doing anything of that nature while they are away. there was no forced evacuation of the city, most stayed in their homes. now those homes are underwater and help is desperately needed. the water, the current is very strong. and a lot of people don't want to leave their homes. we keep coming back here and when we come back they decide to leave. so we try to get them out as soon as possible. the scale of the floods is breathtaking. houses and roads, shops and hospitals, submerged. reconstruction will be a huge task.
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but now saving lives is the priority, with residents almost swept away by surging storm water. jonny dymond, bbc news. let's talk now to don champion, a correspondent with cbs news. he's in houston. i know that you are at a shelter for people that have been forced out of their homes. this is a massive logistical exercise for the city, isn't it? yes, good afternoon. certainly many lessons have been learned from katrina more than a decade ago. at these shelters, we are being told there was a lot more organisation, a lot more security, even as more shelters open in the region. as you know, the rescues continue all across this area, of many more stranded people. a lot of people need places to stay now. we are seeing new shelters open across
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town. there is a new one that opened near a town. there is a new one that opened neara stadium, an town. there is a new one that opened near a stadium, an nfl stadium, town. there is a new one that opened neara stadium, an nfl stadium, and thatis neara stadium, an nfl stadium, and that is going to house 10,000 people. also, more donations pouring into the region as well for the people displaced by harvey. even grocery stores a re people displaced by harvey. even grocery stores are stepping up to the plate to feed and clothe some of the plate to feed and clothe some of the victims. thanks very much. kezia dugdale has resigned as leader of scottish labour, saying it's time to pass the baton to someone else. ms dugdale said the party had been revitalised during her two years in charge, and that it's time for a new leader with "fresh energy, drive, and a new mandate". she has previously criticised jeremy corbyn — but has denied she was under pressure to leave. our scotland political editor, brian taylor, has been speaking to her. simple question. why? why are you going, why stand down? most political leaders quit at a moment of crisis, something terrible has happened. i have decided that i think
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the labour party is very much on its uppers. it has made a tremendous amount of progress from the state that i found it in two, two and a half years ago. when it was literally on its knees. now it's time to pass that baton on to the next person. why? i mean, have you found it frustrating, have you found it difficult? i think you say in your resignation letter, it has been fulfilling but also challenging? i inherited a party, people didn't really know what the labour party stood for any more. i used to hear that all time. so i have made the case for progressive taxes, i have made the case for federalism. keep making that case then? why go? i think i have established these as the big issues in scottish politics now, not least educational inequality. and i have enjoyed sparring with the first minister week in, week out, around that. but the work that has to happen now, that's for the next person. two years seems like a very short period of time but actually, when you look at the immensity of what's happened in scottish politics over that, from the independence referendum, to two general elections, a scottish parliament election, a local government election, a referendum on europe. i mean, the immensity of that is huge and it's
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had its toll on many people, not least myself. do you thinkjeremy corbyn can go on to become prime minister? do you think he's the right leader for the labour party? i absolutely do believe that he can and will go on in the role that he's doing. he will have my full support in doing that. you will back him in that? of course. and it's not the reason you're leaving? categorically not. but you spoke out against him and criticised, you were critical of him in that earlier period and perhaps some on the left have never forgiven you for that? that may be so. i did that 1a months ago. i haven't said a critical word aboutjeremy since. on a personal level we continue to get on extremely well and i wish him every success for the future. and i will be there right by his side to campaign for him to be the next prime minister. are you going before you were pushed ? absolutely not. i'm going on my terms. i have assessed the situation that the scottish labour party faces, i have looked at my own life and decisions that i want to make around it and i have decided this is time. kezia dugdale, thank you very much. thank you. our top story this lunchtime.
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the un security council condemns north korea's firing of a missile overjapan — but pyongyang warns it's the first step of military operations in the pacific. and as european leaders look for ways to tackle the migrant crisis, we report from bangladesh on the people there attempting the dangerous journey across the mediterranean. coming up in sport. a ground—breaking study to diagnose concussion — england's professional rugby players are set to take part in a test to help combat brain injuries in the sport. if you're struggling with debt, you're more likely to have your credit card limit raised — without asking. that's according to research from citizens advice, which found that nearly one in five of its customers is being given
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access to more credit, without requesting it. the charity wants a ban on credit extensions without the cardholder's explicit consent. here's our economics correspondent andy verity. borrowing on credit cards has been growing by 9%. farfaster than wages. and citizens advice says irresponsible practices are keeping people in debt they can't get out of. tracy banham ran into trouble when her small—business hit difficulty. she and her partner used credit cards to plug the financial holes. then sickness struck, then separation, and it was all too easy to find a temporary solution by borrowing more. she racked up debts of £37,000. it got to the point where i was just paying off interest, basically. at one point on one credit card, i was paying £700 a month and probably £60 of that was just coming off the debt. that was just one of the credit cards. the latest figures from the bank of england confirmed consumers have borrowed just over £200 billion on unsecured loans. with about a third of that on credit cards. yet one in five borrowers have been
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given higher credit limits without asking for them. on 2.2 million credit card accounts borrowers spend more on charges and fees than on repayments. pushing them further into debt. citizens advice says if that goes on for two years, lenders should have to contact borrowers and offer help such as suspending interest payments. credit card holders can still be left more money to borrow and spend on what they like without lenders ever carrying out checks to make sure they can afford to repay it. ten years after a crash that was caused by reckless lending. citizens advice said that is wrong and affordability checks should be required whenever credit limits on credit cards are extended. we also think that the regulator can play a bit more of a role so that when credit limits are extended, and this is done in agreement with the customer and the company, that there should be more of an affordability checkjust to make sure that people can afford to pay back the money they are borrowing. the body that represents most credit card lenders, uk finance, says it is taking steps to prevent
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struggling borrowers being offered more credit, and that it is working with regulators to help people manage their debts. andy verity, bbc news. losing a loved one is a difficult and stressful time for any family — and now it's emerged that many are facing the added distress of delays to registering the death. figures seen by bbc local radio show that most councils in england and wales are failing to register bereavements within the five day target. emily unia has this report. last year graham morgan's mother died. she was 86 and living in a care home. the family had to wait nearly three weeks for the funeral. it was a terrible situation, to be honest, it was the worst you could ever have at a time in your life, and everybody faces it, when someone near to you has passed away. i thought it was terrible. he faced delays in getting a doctor's certificate and waited a fortnight for an appointment to register her death with the local council. it has a big impact
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on your well—being. because you're bereaved, you're panicking, you want to get everything right, you've loved, in my case, my parents. you didn't want to let them down and have anything go wrong. by law all deaths except those that need investigating by a coroner must be registered within five days. but most councils in england and wales are failing to meet their registration targets. in 201123% of all deaths in england and wales were registered after the five—day limit. a total of more than 110,000 people. by 2016 that figure had risen to more than 187,000 meaning 36% of all deaths took longer than five days to be registered. the national association of funeral directors which represents 4000 funeral homes conducted its own survey in 2015. it found that families were waiting longer to see a registrar. some registrars, there are cutbacks and staff shortages
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and that is happening all throughout the uk. but what we are also seeing is that certain registrars will not make the appointment for the family unless the family already have the medical certificate for cause of death in their possession. poppy mardel runs a funeral home in south london and is aware of growing delays. she says the whole process of dealing with death is confusing for bereaved families and more sensitivity is needed. grieving people should not be disregarded by the local authorities. you know, i think recognition that death and grief are incredibly difficult experiences that we are all going to have to go through, so i don't see why people need to wait to register a death. it doesn't take that long. the home office said local authorities are expected to ensure there are adequate provisions to register a death. the local government association told us various factors have contributed to delays but councils are working to reduce them. for graham morgan improvements to the system, although too
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late for his family, would still be welcome. it causes chaos at a time in people's lives when you don't need that chaos, to be honest. you know, you are bereaved enough as it is. emily unia, bbc news. european leaders are struggling to find ways to control the flow of migration into europe. one of the largest groups of migrants trying to get to europe are from bangladesh — it's thought that more than seven thousand made the crossing from libya in the first half of this year. sanjoy majumder has travelled to the bangladeshi capital, dhaka, to find out why there is a rush to leave. it's an exodus. half a million people leave bangladesh every year, hoping to make their fortunes overseas. increasingly, many are making the extremely dangerous crossing over the mediterranean to try and get to europe. putting their lives at risk.
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many of these people are headed to the gulf or the middle east, which is the preferred route for those trying to get to sudan, to libya, perhaps even beyond. and when you speak to them, you get a sense that they're being driven by an air of desperation. even though so many of these journeys can end in tragedy. last year abu sayed left his home for libya. like many others, he was lured with the promise of a good job. he cashed in all his savings to pay his way. but in libya, he was sold to traffickers. they held him captive, demanding a ransom of $5,000. translation: they used to torture me. i would not be given food. i was made to stand for 2h hours. they said, pay up,
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and then you can rest. his wife was forced to borrow money to secure his release. he is back home now. but deep in debt. for many bangladeshis migrating abroad is a ticket out of poverty. making them prime targets for those who look to exploit their desperation. it takes us time, but we finally track down a trafficker who agrees to speak to us. he is part of an elaborate criminal network, organising fake documents and then escorting the migrants all the way to libya. at no point are they stopped or challenged. translation: my bosses are in touch with officials. it's basically a syndicate. the passports do not have valid visas, some are blank. at the airport they just check the names against a list. sometimes they make a phone call.
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then we are let through. and the rush to leave bangladesh continues. there are simply not enough opportunities at home. even though the journey ahead is fraught with risk. sanjoy majumder, bbc news. prince william and prince harry will visit a memorial garden for their mother this afternoon, on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death. the white garden in the grounds of kensington palace is dedicated to the life and work of diana, princess of wales. the princes will also meet representatives of charities supported by their mother. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell is at kensington palace. tell us more about what will happen this afternoon. this will be the only site we will have of william and harry in the next couple of days. we've heard quite a bit from them in recent weeks in various
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documentaries that have been broadcast. paying tribute to the life of their mother and describing the events immediately after they heard of her tragic death. this afternoon they will come to the white garden in the grounds of kensington palace which of course was home to diana for 15 years and they will meet representatives of some of the charities with which she continued association after her. very often charities for
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which she pioneered royal attention. charities which had not received much royal attention hitherto, things like the hiv and aids trust, the leprosy mission and other charities close to her heart. centrepoint and great ormond street hospital. charities would william and harry have continued to champion. this afternoon they will meet representatives of those some things have changed — no mel and sue, or mary berry — other things feel reassuringly familiar. leaving the bases uncovered. how are you going to pour your chocolate before it hardens... a total of 6.5 million viewers tuned in to the show, including these loyal fans. bake off! cheers, guys. hello, bakers, and welcome to the fabulous bake off tent. i mean, i still miss mel and sue but i'm 0k. i haven't missed them. i feel like i'm cheating saying it, buti haven't missed them. on your marks. get set. bake. the viewing figures are significantly down on the more than 10 million who watched it on bbc one. but 6.5 million still represents a ratings success for channel 4, who said they needed 3 million to break even. the test now is will
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people carry on watching? were they watching because they were inquisitive or because they are true bake off fans and want to continue? char there is always the chance the audience will grow as well, as it char row as well, as it has historically, over a series of bake off. but they might fall off as well. don't celebrate too soon, but it looks good at the moment. channel 4's chief creative officer jay hunt said the great british bake off‘s audience last night proves it still one of the country's favourite shows. i'm delighted millions watched the new team put 12 magnificent bakers through their paces. it is the largest share of young audiences we have had for a show for over a decade. a large proportion of young viewers is of course crucial in attracting lucrative advertising that will justify the £25 million a year channel 4 is paying to love productions to broadcast the show. channel 4 will be hoping lots of viewers who watched the show grow over six years on the bbc will stay
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with it in its new home. viewers like the very first bake off winner, edd kimber. the show is very, very special to me. i was a very different person when i did it. it was seven years ago and i have seen it go from this tiny little thing to this huge national, international news story. so i have my fingers tightly crossed because i really want it to succeed and i think it really did. bake off is now channel 4's most popular show, the question for the future is will it continue to be one of the nation's favourite, too? time for a look at the weather. here's nick miller. ities and tomorrow they will remain in private remembering their mother and the tragic events of 20 years ago when she was killed in the car accident in there may be some soggy bottoms around this afternoon over
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eastern are getting some we are getting through for scotland and northern ireland some but for scotla nd northern ireland some but for scotland and northern ireland some sunshine. and even a rumble of thunder. some showers popping up across the east of england. so this afternoon it is so

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