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this is bbc news. i'm julian warricker. the headlines at 10.00. north korea says it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb that can be fitted to a missile. the nhs in england may suffer its worst winter in recent history if it does not receive an emergency bailout, hospital chiefs are warning. the prime minister appeals for unity amongst her pro—eu mps ahead of a debate of the government's brexit repeal bill next week. also in the next hour — tens of thousands have to leave their homes as frankfurt undergoes its biggest evacuation since the second world war. a 1.4 tonne british bomb found on a building site on wednesday will be made safe in a controlled explosion today. and hundreds of firefighters battle overnight to contain a wildfire in los angeles — which has been called the "largest in the history of the city". and later this hour... a special programme looking at africa's population explosion. north korea claims it has
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successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, a device which can be loaded onto a long—range ballistic missile. there is no independent verification of that claim. south korea and japan say it was a nuclear test ten times more powerful than the previous attempt by pyongyang. a jubilant newsreader on state tv announced that the bomb test had been "complete success". the device was of "unprecedently large power," she said. the news came just hours after state media published this photo of kim jong—un apparently inspecting such a device. the test comes against a backdrop
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of heightened tensions in the region following multiple missile launches by north korea, the last one conducted less than a week ago. earlier seismologists detected a powerful tremor, measuring a 6.3 magnitude, near the north's main testing site site at punggye—ri. earlier i spoke to our correspondent yogita limaye, in seoul. i asked her how south korea has reacted to the news. we have just had a word from the south korean government, which has said it will ask for stronger sanctions against north korea to further isolate the country. south korea has said it is considering that more us tactical weapons could be deployed in this country. we do not have further details on what us tactical weapons means. there is a big us presence here, and last week, joint military drills by us and south korean forces were held here.
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as far as the nuclear test is concerned, north korea has very significantly claimed it has tested a hydrogen bomb, are very powerful nuclear device. it's saying that this hydrogen bomb is designed to be fitted onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. many will find this worrying, because we know that pyongyang has tested long range missiles injuly. many experts believe that these missiles have the capability of hitting the us mainline. north korea is effectively saying it can arm these long—range missiles now. is there more concern on the streets of seoul then there has been up to now? people in seoul are quite used to threats from north korea. this is the sixth nuclear test that north korea has conducted. it has conducted more than a dozen missile tests this year. many people here believe that these tests, this ramping up
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of the nuclear programme by pyongyang, is more for political leverage than meaning to start a war. these are tests conducted by north korea. it is a ramping up its missile programme. it says it is a defensive technique. its justification is that this is a defence from invasion. it hasn't made claims that it is going to start a war. it says this a defensive move, particularly against the us and south korea. that's what many people in south korea seem to believe as well, that this is not going to result in an actual war. but certainly it worries them that there are strong words and strong action is coming from north korea. thank you very much. china is watching developments on
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the korean peninsular carefully. we have received a brief written statement from the chinese foreign ministry strongly condemning this latest test. just to give you an idea of how close this is to china. there is a small city not far from the north korean border, and on chinese social media we have seen images of chandeliers shaking and the like from the power of this underground test being felt on chinese territory. we will not —— what will not be lost on the chinese government is that this is at least the third time that i can count that either a nuclear or missile test has come out of north korea to coincide with a really crucial diplomatic meeting that the chinese government has had. in this case it has just
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opened up the brics summit, a very important meeting with russia, india and brazil, who have or will come to china. this test coincides with the opening of the meeting, which will infuriate the government in beijing. it looks like an indication from pyongyang that it is not happy with the imposition of sanctions on that country. another reaction to the missile test comes from the professor of international relations at the troy university in seoul. they have a long—term will and dedication to acquiring these capabilities. this is a much greater yields than previous tests, so their claims have to be accepted that they can deliver these weapons by missile. they have been testing
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missiles quite consistently of late, but if they can bring the bombs and missiles together, it is a very different ball game, isn't it? that's true. i'm not a nuclear engineer or a bomb designer, so the technical assessments, i will defer to those people. but they work on this stuff every day. they've been working on it for decades. this is 19505 working on it for decades. this is 1950s technology so we should not be surprised. they have accelerated their testing of both missiles and nuclear weapons. as far as the international community goes in terms of military politics, we have to cooperate and ensure that north korea does not use these weapons. it let me concentrate on that for a moment. what can the international community do which they haven't yet come up with? everything that's been tried so far does not appear to have
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worked. 0ne tried so far does not appear to have worked. one thing that has worked very well is deterrence. north korea has been deterred. i'm sitting in seoul and there is no water day. north korea will attempt to see how they can use these weapons and other capabilities as well. notjust nuclear weapons, but biological weapons, chemical weapons, cyber capabilities, electronic warfare, artillery. a raid against the seoul metropolitan area. north korea has a number of assets they can use. they engage in information operations and may try to undermine the south. it's a dissatisfied regime. they wish to unify career on its terms. they don't like the sanctions regime. they would like to be accepted as a peer nuclear weapons state along with the other states. they leave they are due prestige and respect in
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they are due prestige and respect in the international community, and we have to ensure that they do not achieve those goals, to overturn the order in east asia. you talk about deterrence having worked so far. the deterrence having worked so far. the deterrence was supposed to stop a lot of the things they've now been doing, wasn't it? if they are doing something, actually, a continuing operation or continuing action, that isa operation or continuing action, that is a situation of con palance. we could talk about it, that we talk on oui’ could talk about it, that we talk on our courses. but to stop someone doing something they are already doing something they are already doing is more difficult. north korea has been very determined and i believe sanctions will not stop that for a long time. unless someone was prepared and willing to use force to disarm north korea, they were not going to stop. now we have to deter
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them from using these weapons or other weapons of mass destruction that they have in their arsenal. thank you very much. hospital managers in england have called for an emergency financial bail—out, saying they are bracing themselves for the worst winter in recent years. nhs providers — which represents the vast majority of health trusts — says at least £200 million of extra funding is needed to pay for more staff and beds. but the department of health says the nhs is better prepared for winter this year than ever before, as helena lee reports. winter can put hospitals under severe pressure. it's a time when there is an increasing demand, more patients needing treatment in an already stretched service. there's been a lot of planning to prepare the health service this winter, but nhs providers, representing hospital bosses, says more money is needed, otherwise this winter could be worse than last. current performance in a&e departments at the moment is no better than it was last year. despite a huge amount of effort being put in to improve that performance, it's staying stubbornly stuck quite a long way below the official target.
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so we know that patient safety could be at even greater risk this winter than it was last winter. the organisation says the service needs an extra £200—e350 million to help it get through the winter months. the government has given councils an extra £1 billion in social care funding to free up hospital beds, and there is £100 million to relieve the pressure on a&e. nhs england says it will have thousands of extra beds available, and insists that planning is more advanced than ever before. as mps return to westminster this week, senior ministers have warned potential conservative rebels that they risk putting jeremy corbyn into number 10 if they don't back theresa may's plans for brexit. a bill paving the way for britain to leave the eu will be debated on thursday.
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labour say they will only support it if certain changes are made, such as adding protections for workers' rights. the brexit secretary david davis has been speaking on the andrew marr show, as has his shadow, keir starmer. what have they said so far? we have the two sides here firming up we have the two sides here firming up their positions ahead of a crucial week ahead, when that eu repeal bill will be debated. david davis is of a back of the week of negotiations with michel barnier and the eu, and he is trying to reassure people that things are going 0k. what has been coming out of the eu, that sounded like a week of fractious negotiations, he's saying that it's going to be like this. it's going to be tense but we will
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get there in the end. the idea of reassuring people and saying it's not going as badly as some might think. 0n the other hand, labour's shadow brexit secretary, keir starmer, said that the idea that the uk could have an interim single market agreement after brexit is nonsense. as for that will, this is where the divisions really lie. labour and where the divisions really lie. labourand keir where the divisions really lie. labour and keir starmer are hoping to draw in some tory backbenchers to try to defeat the government on this, which would weaken theresa may's leadership and couldn't really derail things going forward for brexit. keir starmer explain this today saying that the repeal bill would take sweeping powers from the eu and hand them to parliament, and
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that labour cannot support it unless changes are made. i flagged these points up at the beginning of the summer points up at the beginning of the summer saying that if you don't address them we will vote against it. i've been very, very clear. whilst we accept the result of the referendum, we are not giving a blank cheque to the government to do it in what ever way it once, because it in what ever way it once, because it is not in the public interest. we will have to see if there are enough tory backbenchers who will defy theresa may on this, or whether they will fall into line. the government's argument is that we need to support this eu repeal bill because we need to deliver on brexit. david davis was particularly impressed on that divorce bill. there's been so much talk about how much we will have to pay when we leave the eu. there's been speculation in the times today that theresa may has secretly agreed to pay 50 billion, but david davis says
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that was not true. we have said in terms that the era of big payments to the eu is coming to an end. we will still be paying something, i suspect. we have the issue of all of the space stuff, all of the issues on nuclear research. that is a different matter. we did agree these budgets originally, didn't we? you might say there is more obligation. that's the argument. the european union are saying this is a legal obligation, but we are saying it isn't. in the medium to long term, we are not going to be paying big payments. clearly this eu repeal bill debate is pretty key. absolutely. this is the moment when the government needs to find a way to ta ke the government needs to find a way to take all of that eu legislation and infuse it with uk laws. it's not
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as easy as doing a big cut and paste. there's a lot of collaboration that will need to go on and thousands of pieces of eu legislation we will need to go through. the government say this is needed to provide legal certainty and continuity after brexit. critics say it is an underhand way of ministers bringing in sweeping changes without any sort of political accountability. thank you. a huge wildfire raging in los angeles has forced hundreds of homes to be evacuated in what the mayor has called the "largest fire" in the city's history. an area spanning 5,000 hectares has already burnt, and so far one home has been destroyed. around 500 homes have been evacuated in various parts of the city and neighbouring glendale. hundreds of firefighters are battling the fire which broke out on friday during the us labor day long weekend. authorities are concerned that winds will whip up the flames and cause it to spread quickly in unpredictable directions. the headlines on bbc news: north korea says it has successfully
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tested a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded onto a long—range missile. the regime said its test of the bomb — which is many times more powerful than an atomic bomb — was a "perfect success". hospital chiefs warned the nhs in england may suffer its worst winter in history if it does not receive an emergency bail out. they want extra money to reduce waiting times and for hospital beds. the prime minister appealed for unity amongst her pro—eu mps ahead of the debate of the government's brexit repeal bill next week. sport now, and a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. wales are hailing a new hero, and he's just 17. after five world cup qualifying draws in a row they really had to beat austria last night to have a realistic chance
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of reaching the tournament in russia next summer. with less then half an hour to go, it was goaless in cardiff, butjust a couple of minutes after coming off the bench to make his international debut, the teenager ben woodburn, who became liverpool's youngest goalscorer last season, scored the winner and that keeps their world cup hopes alive. it's a dream come true, and i'm just happy we've got the points and now onto moldova. what did kris commons say to you? he said enjoy yourself, and do as well as you can. wales' match against the bottom team moldova is on tuesday night. republic of ireland are two points ahead of wales in second, that's after their 1—1 draw against georgia. they started really well, taking the lead afterjust four minutes in tblisi, thanks to shane duffy's header. butjust before half time,
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georgia equalised to secure a point. ireland face the group leaders serbia next tuesday, so that will give wales a chance to make up some ground. all teams have three matches left to play. group winners qualify for russia, second place should ensure a play—off spot. nottingham 0utlaws are the t20 blast champions for the first time. they beat the birmingham bears by 22 runs. more than a thousand runs were scored across the two semi—finals and final at edgbaston. notts lost the wicket of alex hales early on, but posted a total of 190, thanks to 64 from samit patel. birmingham couldn't get close to that on their home ground, that meant notts completed the double after also winning this season's 50—over competition. lewis hamilton can take the lead in the formula one championship this afternoon. it's the italian grand prix at monza and hamilton is on pole for a record 69th time,
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he was quickest in qualifying by over a second despite treacherous conditions. the williams driver lance stroll, at 18, is the youngest driver to secure a place on the front row. championship leader sebastien vettel will start from sixth in his ferrari. but it was hamilton's day with that record breaking pole position. we've had lots of tries on the opening weekend of the rugby union premiership, there was a double header at twickenham yesterday london irish beat harlequins and the european champions saracens are up and running after a thumping win over northampton saints. sarries scored nine tries — three of them by scotland winger sean maitland. 55—24 the final score. there was also a big win for wasps against sale. the defending champions the scarlets
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got their pro 1a campaign off with a win. 57—10 to them. there was also pro 1a wins for ospreys, leinster and glasgow. chris froome is still wearing the leaders red jersey at the vuelta espana, he has a 55 second lead. the 14th stage was won by poland's rafal maj ka. froome finished in fourth a few seconds behind vincenzo nibali — who is second in the overall standings. there's another mountain stage today. remember, froome is going for a rare grand tour double, having already won the tour de france this year. it was a much easier day for roger federer at the us open, after being pushed to five sets twice, he breezed past spain's feliciano lopez in straight sets to reach the 11th round — the world number one rafa nadal beat argentina's leonardo mayer despite losing the first set. he could meet federer in the semi—finals of the tournament.
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i know i cannot play very well always. the most important thing is i give my best, and play it with the right intensity and all the time with motivation to win the match. in the women's draw, world number1 karolina pliskova saved a match point to beat china's shau zhang and reach the fourth round. the top seed will face jennifer brady in the last 16. that's all sport for now. you can keep up to date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. i'll have more in the next hour. frankfurt is moving 65,000 people from their homes this morning
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to allow authorities space to carry out a controlled explosion of a huge world war ii bomb. the evacuation is germany's largest since the war, and officials have warned the financial capital could grind to a halt tomorrow if people don't leave. damien mcguinness is in berlin and can tell us the latest. this is an evacuation on quite a scale. that's right. right now, thousands of police officers are trawling the streets of frankfurt with loudspeakers, warning everyone to leave this particular area of the city centre. if anyone refuses to leave, they say they will use force, and that is because this unexploded bomb contains almost 1.5 tonnes of explosive material. it's incredibly dangerous. it could flatten an entire city block. it was discovered because of building work near frankfurt university. police are clearing the whole area in about an
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hour's time. if all goes well, they will start work on diffusing the bomb itself, which should last about four hours. if that goes well, residents should be able to go back to their homes later this evening. this is quite a common occurrence in germany, because we've got so many unexploded bombs from the second world war throughout the country, but we've seen anything of this scale that's going on today in frankfurt. you mentioned the timescale. frankfurt a key financial city in europe. ideally disruption would not go beyond today. that's right. this is germany's financial capital. that's why they are doing this work on sunday. it has to be done today so that the city can get back into action tomorrow. it is also a hub for flights, because frankfurt airport is one of the biggest international airports in the world. there may be some slight
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disruption because the airspace is also blocked off over this one—mile radius in the city centre. this could tip into tomorrow. so far, things have gone peacefully. police are also saying that this is an indicator of the wider situation in germany. it's estimated there are 250,000 unexploded from the second world war. many were released by british bombers, including this one in frankfurt today. experts say it could take decades before those bombs are diffused or detonated safely. it's an ongoing story here in germany over the next few years, to see how many more bombs will be unearthed. usually it's quite a local activity, so a street or a city block might be closed off. here, it is a large section of the city of frankfurt. thank you very
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much. several hundred volunteers have joined the search for a nine—year—old girl who vanished during a wedding in the alps a week ago. two magistrates have opened a case into the suspected kidnapping of a child in south eastern france. prosecutors say the priority remains finding the girl, named as maelys de araujo. sarah corker reports. police divers search a pond in the french alps, looking for any clues about what happened to missing nine—year—old maelys de araujo. she was last seen at 3am on sunday the 27th of august at a family wedding in this hall at pont—de—beauvoisin, a village some 50 kilometres north of grenoble. on saturday, hundreds of volunteers combed nearby woodland. this citizens' search was organised via social media and co—ordinated by the police. translation: i'm a father of three children. my eldest daughter is nine, so it really resonates with me. i live 60 kilometres away, but i had to do it. it was important for me. authorities described the community
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response as "staggering". investigators suspect that the little girl, who was at the wedding with her parents, was kidnapped and taken away by car. two suspects, both 34—year—old men, were detained for questioning but have been released without charge. translation: important work has already been carried out by the gendarmes. more than 200 people were interviewed in a very short period in the few days following the disappearance, and a0 searches have already been carried out. police are examining photos and videos taken on the day of the wedding, as the search for maelys, who has been missing for a week now, is stepped up. further international reaction
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coming into the nuclear test carried out by north korea. the international atomic energy agency describes the test as in complete disregard of the repeated demands of the international community. they referred to recent resolutions from the un security council. they reaffirm that north korea should not conduct any further tests, and should abandon all nuclear programmes ina should abandon all nuclear programmes in a irreversible manner. and unsurprisingly strong response from the iaea to events in north korea in the last few hours. 1a people — 12 of them british have been arrested in spain by police investigating a drug dealing ring which was targeting the resort of magaluf on the island of majorca. officers say they seized 3 kgs of cocaine and 100,000 euros in cash. simon clemison reports.
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a centre—right think tank is calling for a rapid expansion of two—year university courses, to help what they call "the mounting time bomb of student debt." the report calls for stronger legislation to break what it calls a "university cartel" in england and wales. universities say there's no evidence they're acting together to block change. now take a look at these images of the soyuz ms—oii spacecraft arriving back to earth in the early hours of this morning, after a three—hour journey from the international space station. it entered the earth's atmosphere at a speed of more than 1,700 miles per hour, with temperatures outside the spacecraft reaching a scorching 2,500 degrees celsius. parachutes were deployed to slow it down shortly before it safely landed in a remote area of kazakhstan, with two nasa astronauts and one russian on board. one of the returning nasa astronauts, peggy whitson, now holds the us record for time spent in space — a total of 665 days. now the weather forecast.
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we had a fine start today across many eastern parts of the country, but not everybody is going to have a fine day today on the weather front. cloud and rain has been spilling into many western parts of the uk through the morning. the west will keep most of the cloud and the occasional outbreaks of rain through the day. east anglia and eastern coasts of the uk stay dry through the afternoon, and it may not be until well after midnight until that rain reaches norwich and hull. when it does, it


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