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good afternoon. within the last few minutes, president trumper has condemned north korea's nuclear test saying their actions continue to be dangerous and hostile to the united states. earlier pyongyang said it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb, one that could be fitted to an intercontinental listed missile. it said the test was a meaningful step towards completing the country's nuclear weapons programme. the test took place at a site in the north east of the country. from seoul, in neighbouring south korea, yogita limaye sent this report. state television announcing that the country had conduct another gear test. it was a success, pyongyang saying it had detonated a nuclear bomb ata saying it had detonated a nuclear bomb at a testing site in the north—east of the country. hundreds of miles away in china people say they witnessed tremors caused by the
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ex—luton. experts believe it could be the most powerful weapon north korea has tested so far. earlier in the day these photos were released of north korean leader kim jong and inspecting what is claimed to be the bomb. the country says the nuclear devices tested can be fitted onto an intercontinental ballistic missile test eight serious threat because it means pyongyang can arm these long range rockets are tested injuly, that would put the us mainland within firing range. that would put the us mainland withinfiring range. in that would put the us mainland within firing range. in south korea and emergency meeting was held. translation: i can't help but be disappointed and outraged. north korea has made an absurd tactical muck stake by committing a series of by conducting nuclear tests. it is threatening world peace. it will isolate them further. injapan the prime minister called the latest test a n prime minister called the latest test an acceptable. it comes less
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than a week after north korea launched as rocket. but it's the us that north korea considers its biggest enemy. and the latest test isa biggest enemy. and the latest test is a step forward in its gold towards making weapons that could strike america. regarding the united states i think it could be a game changer because hydrogen bomb is sometimes 1000 more powerful than nuclear bomb, that means kimjong—un will threaten the united states, if you do not leave south korea, north korea would attack los angeles or san francisco with a hydrogen bomb. kimjong—un has san francisco with a hydrogen bomb. kim jong—un has finally started respecting us, president donald trump has said just within the last fortnight. when it seemed as though the rhetoric from young yang had
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died down, today the north korean leader has shown he has no intention to stop. and yogita is live in seoulfor us now president trumper amongst those condemning the north korean actions. that's right. he called it a rogue nation but also importantly he said south korea is finding out the policy of appeasement will not work with north korea. in his words he says they understand only one thing, suggesting a stronger response is required. south korea for a long time has been saying they want a diplomatic solution to the situation, donald trump saying that is not possible, indicating perhaps a strong is not possible, indicating perhaps a strong response is not possible, indicating perhaps a strong response is required. we know top national security adviser is from the us and south korea have spoken to each other discussing military measures that can be taken but significantly donald trump has said today's test is an embarrassment for china which has
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been trying to help but with little success. china is a key player in the region, north korea's top trade partner and many thought china implementing sanctions perhaps could pressure north korea to come to the table to hold a dialogue but that clearly seems to have not happened. thank you. the brexit secretary, david davis, says the european commission is making itself look "silly" by saying that talks with britain aren't making progress. the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier, says he doesn't want to punish or blackmail the uk, but the british people need to understand the "extremely serious consequences" of leaving. all this as theresa may, later this week, faces a parliamentary battle with the first commons vote on brexit legislation. after three rounds of talks, the sides appear apart, there is disagreement over the size of the
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so—called divorce bill and eu chief negotiator michel barnier said this week no decisive progress had been made on key issues. today a defiant david davis said the uk would not be pressured into paying more than its first. we are basically going through this very systematically, very british way, very pragmatic way of doing and of course he's finding it difficult and he wants to put pressure on us it difficult and he wants to put pressure on us which is why the stands this week in the press conference. bluntly, stands this week in the press conference. blu ntly, i stands this week in the press conference. bluntly, ithink stands this week in the press conference. bluntly, i think it looked a bit silly because the plainly were things we had achieved... meanwhile michel barnier has said he does not want to punish blackmailed the uk but that he will use the opportunity to teach british people and others were leaving the eu means. his remarks were made in an off—camera briefing in which he said there were extremely serious consequences to leaving the single market than that it could never be better than being a member of the club. 0n better than being a member of the club. on thursday mps will debate
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the withdrawal bill, which will convert thousands of eu regulations into british laws but labour has said it will vote against the bill, u nless said it will vote against the bill, unless substantial changes are made, warning it could erode rights and freedoms that workers currently enjoy. i flagged these points up at the beginning of the summer and said if you don't address them we will vote against them, we haven't reached that stage and i've been clear, we accept the result of the referendum, we are not giving a blank cheque to the government to do it in whatever way it wants because it's not in the public interest. theresa may has appealed for unity, any potential rebellion from just a handful of tory mps could derail it. there is a crucial week for brexit ahead, marked by division in westminster and brussels. emma vardy, bbc news. 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 £200m 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
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before, as angus crawford reports. winter puts hospitals under pressure. each year there is an increase in demand, more patients needing a wider range of treatments in an already stretched service. after serious problems last winter there's been intensive planning to deal with this one. but nhs providers representing 90% of nhs trusts says more money is needed for this year may be worse than last. current performance in a&e departments at the moment is no better than it was last year despite huge amounts of effort being put to improve the performance, it's staying stubbornly stuck, quite a long way below the official target and we know therefore that there is a real risk that patient safety could be put at even greater risk this coming winter than it was last winter. the organisation says the service
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needs 200—£350 million extra now. nhs england rejects criticism and in a statement says: ‘planning is more advanced than it was last year.‘ it estimates that more than 3000 extra beds will be available. the government has put a billion more into social care funding to free up beds and 100 million to relieve the pressure on a&e. but will all this be enough? over the coming months, patients will find out. angus crawford, bbc news. tens of thousands of people in the german city of frankfurt have been forced to leave their homes for the day, so that a huge unexploded second world war bomb can be defused. the evacuation is one of the biggest since the war, and police used heat—detection technology to make sure everyone was out. the operation to defuse the bomb is expected to be completed this afternoon. a man has been arrested after a car smashed through the side of a house
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in york in the early hours of the morning. a man who was in the house at the time suffered serious injuries, along with the driver and two passengers, who received medical attention. police are appealing for information about the vehicle in the moments before the crash. you can see more on all of today's stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at 6.35pm. bye for now. police are unsure, so far, if eve ryo ne police are unsure, so far, if everyone has in fact evacuated the area. so it seems that most residents have left, and that is carried a pretty smoothly over the past day. simply left at the beginning of the weekend. but police have said now they have found a few more people within this evacuation area who were not aware of what was going on, didn't understand, partly because of language difficulties. it seems some non—german speakers didn't really understand what was happening. so police had to escort some people out of the one radius around where the bomb has been found, and some people apparently did not want to even let's return to the claims by north
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korea that it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb more powerful than those used in previous tests. the us president donald trump has tweeted. .. "north korea has conducted a major nuclear test. their words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the united states. he also described north korea as a rogue nation which has become a great threat and embarrassment to china, which is trying to help but with little success. the foreign secretary borisjohnson has given his reaction to news of the test. he described north korea's action as reckless and said all options are on the table. but mrjohnson stressed that no military options were good and added that there was more scope for china to put further economic pressure on north korea. there's no question that this is another provocation, it's reckless, what they're doing as they seem to be moving closer towards a hydrogen bomb which, if fitted to a
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successful missile, would unquestionably present a new order of threat. we have is to consider how to respond and it is our view in the uk, overwhelmingly, that peaceful diplomatic means are the best. and, yes, you're right. we think that the sanctions route still holds potential. china is responsible for 90% of north korea's trade, north korea has only six months of oil supplies left. there is scope to continue to put pressure. 0ver pressure. over the 30 year history of north korea's attempt to acquire nuclear weapons, there have been tough moments and moments when they've backed down again, and we're working to see if we can get some common sense here. let's talk to duyeon kim, a nuclear security expert in south korea thank you for coming on. picking up the point we just heard, is there no scope for more pressure still to be put on north korea over this? sure,
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and that is the plan, and even the south korean president has called for tougher sanctions and much stronger measures against the north. there are lots of sanctions that can still be implemented, secondary sanctions, sanctions against crude oil and the south korean president has even said that matter he has implicitly said let's bypass china, go through the un security council route for a resolution to cut off crude oil. there is still a lot that can be done. president moon has also ordered his military and his government to beef up its display of its military power to show off to the north that combines with the us it can neutralise north korea's nuclear weapons and missiles. and so
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we can expect to see washington again deploying and sending over more of its strategic assets to the korean peninsular. doesn't recent history suggests that the tougher the international community gets, the international community gets, the more defiant north korea becomes? sure, and that is the situation we are in. the escalation, the action/ reaction cycles we are currently in over the past several months really has put us in a situation, a chicken or the egg situation, a chicken or the egg situation if you will. whenever the us and south korea reacted response with military posturing, the north reacts with a harsher response like a nuclear test or more missile tests, so we are really in a situation where we will need to prevent further escalation and we are also in a situation where the north is actually tracking the us,
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south korea, japan, beijing and everybody else along. the north are shaping the strategic and security environments, the north is the one shaping our behaviour, not the other way round. we are really stuck in a very difficult situation. is this test of something noticeably bigger and more dangerous than we have seen before? we have heard various reports from official entities that the impact of this earthquake, the force was much stronger than before. south korean residents have even called in and reported cases of them feeling the effects of this latest nuclear test, the latest tremors. there have been around 30 or so reported cases alone and south korea of residents feeling the effects. further testing independently would
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have to be made, it will take some weeks and maybe even months to try to decipher what kind of tests, what exactly was used in this nuclear device. thank you very much, duyeon kim in seoul. 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 three kilograms of cocaine and 100,000 euros in cash. simon clemison reports. dawn and one of a number of armed raids, both in majorca and on mainland spain. during 0peration tatum, officers say they seized three kilograms of cocaine, wrapped in cling film and stashed in a shoebox. it is said to be of high purity. law enforcers claim to have come across other drugs as well and about £100,000 in cash. four vehicles have been taken away. a total of 1a people have been arrested, a dozen from the uk.
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the others, a spaniard and dominican. some have begun appearing in court. the civil guard alleges the group was selling to tourists out partying in magaluf. british authorities were also involved in the work leading up to the arrest. the foreign office said it was providing support for those arrested. the operation follows another drug raid lastjuly in which four people, british and spanish, were held after nearly five kilograms of cocaine was seized. simon clemison, bbc news. 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. joining me now is dr tony 0'sullivan, the co—chair of keep our nhs public, and a retired paediatric. do these figures, these concerns,
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ring true? certainly. we have had seven ring true? certainly. we have had seve n yea rs ring true? certainly. we have had seven yea rs now ring true? certainly. we have had seven years now of 3% a year underfunding, compared to what is generally accepted by people with integrity, the kings fund, nuffield trust, sarah wallace, the chair of the select health committee, as well as other politicians, saying they need 4% a year to maintain the standards of health care for a growing population with greater complexity and greater interventions we can offer. when they put forward this of between 200 and 350 million, which they say they need now, you think that is about right? yes. it is an emergency think that is about right? yes. it is an emergency response think that is about right? yes. it is an emergency response to a situation created over several yea rs. situation created over several years. you have a dreadful situation where a failure to train enough nurses and doctors leads to huge
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vacancies and extra pressure. there isa cap vacancies and extra pressure. there is a cap on wages, vacancies and extra pressure. there is a cap on wages, so vacancies and extra pressure. there is a cap on wages, so low morale amongst nurses, the vacancies have to be filled by agency staff, which costs the nhs about £3 billion a year, very expensive. the trusts that have together the agency staff in in orderto that have together the agency staff in in order to meet the emergency requirements of a winter crisis, which is increasingly right through the year, are penalised for being overspent. i think there has to be a serious debate with some integrity that when trusts are accused of being in debt, they are being deliberately underfunded. the government points to the £1 billion extra for social care, coupled with the fund set aside to get gps into a&e to help see patients, they talk about better preparation for winter this year than before and there is talk from the nhs england national director, pauline philip, talking
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about more than 3000 new beds being openedin about more than 3000 new beds being opened in the coming months. that collection of voices is saying things have been done and are going on now? yes. well, we need to look at those statistics and the use of them and we have just come away from a debate betweenjeremy hunt and stephen hawking and many people would choose the integrity of stephen hawking over what jeremy hunt has been saying. when you... not you, when there is a statement that there are 3000 extra beds, we had to go back to the fact that 16,000 beds have been lost since 2010. that is 9000 acute beds and 6000 beds for mental health and learning disability. in the mix you have not enough beds for people to be going through from a&e into care and out of the other side, you have the add—on effect of the neglected
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mental health and one person with serious concerns, serious mental health plus physical illness, they may need four or five nurses on one day to look after them. but the government would say we are now prioritising mental health. it is like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. if you create a huge float and then you ta ke create a huge float and then you take a bucket of water and try to bail out, it is not good enough. what the government has been posing on the health service is an aim to be underfunded by £22 billion a year by the year 2020/ 21. that would not be the government view of that position, they would not say we are setting out to defend the nhs? there was an enforced agreement with simon stevens, who himself was asking for more than matter, saying if there is £30 billion of agreed needs, agreed by people with
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integrity, the king ‘s fund, the nuffield trust, if we give you £8 billion you will find the extra £22 billion. where we are starting from asa billion. where we are starting from as a health service that has already had ten or 15 years of efficiency payments. i was a paediatrician, had ten or 15 years of efficiency payments. iwas a paediatrician, i was a director children's services and it was a dreadful thing to be wasting time trying to find efficiency savings when there were not any there. jeremy hunt says he has given record funding, that is just... that is just... has given record funding, that is just... that isjust... a has given record funding, that is just... that is just... a falsehood, really. what is comparing the funding put into the need to, he is underfunding it, underfunding it deliberately. we must leave it there. there will be other voices on there. there will be other voices on the subject this afternoon, thank you very much, dr tony 0'sullivan. the united nations refugee agency says 73,000 rohingya muslims have now fled to bangladesh from myanmar since the army there began a campaign against militants less than two weeks ago.
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more are fleeing all the time. sanjoy majumder is at the border. it is now a massive influx, the sheer number of rohingya refugees coming into bangladesh from myanmar. the border is just a short distance that way. they are coming from every direction, men, women, children. some very young and some incredibly old and finding it difficult to walk. earlier today we saw plumes of smoke from inside rakhine state, presumably villages that were burning there. refugees we have spoken to have come with dramatic testimony of how they were allegedly driven out of their homes. some have seen people killed at close range. they are all heading now towards one of several temporary refugee camps which are set up on this side but already these camps are teeming with people and agencies are really concerned about the sheer numbers of people they have to take care of with supplies running incredibly low. a huge wildfire raging
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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 5000 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. a centre—right think tank is calling for a rapid expansion two year university courses to help of what they call the mounting time bomb of student debt. report calls for stronger legislation to break what it calls a university cartel in england and wales. universities say
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there is no evidence they are acting together to block change. tens of thousands of residents of frankfurt have left their homes for the day to enable the diffusion of a 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. 0ur correspondent damien mcguiness sent this update. police are unsure so far if everyone has, in fact, evacuated the area. so it seems that most residents have left, and that was carried out pretty smoothly over the past day. some people left at the beginning of the weekend. but police have said now they have found a few more people within this evacuation area who were not aware of what was going on, didn't understand, partly because of language difficulties. it seems some non—german—speakers didn't really understand what was happening. so police had to escort some people out of the one mile radius around where the bomb has been found, and some people apparently did not want to even leave the area so police had to escort those people out using force, effectively. the next stage, though,
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is the bomb disposal experts will start diffusing the bomb, and that should take about four hours. and if that goes smoothly, then by the end of today local residents should be able to return to this area. but, of course, it's a very dangerous operation because the bomb itself is huge, it's 1.5 tonnes of explosive material, so if that were to go off accidentally that could really have a massive impact across a very wide area of the city centre. but also the work itself in diffusing the bomb is very dangerous. since 2000 here in germany 11 bomb disposal technicians have been killed doing this work, so that's why the authorities are taking it extremely seriously and making sure that everyone is out of this radius before they actually start work diffusing it. it's a big city, is also an important airport hub, so frankfurt airport has a lot of people connecting flights to going elsewhere, so there were fears that actually because the airspace
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is also being blocked off, if that would have an impact on the airport. that's not happened so far, so far things are going smoothly but it really depends on how diffusing the bomb goes. but this is a wider problem throughout germany, because it's thought there are some 250,000 unexploded bombs across germany which were all dropped during the second world war, many by british bombers, and the problem is that over the years these unexploded ordnance can become more dangerous because as the casing materials corrode, that can mean that bombs can go off accidentally more easily and they're often discovered during building work accidentally, so that the real danger that, really, germany does face on an almost daily basis. because these bombs are generally discovered, almost one a week, really, on average, so that's why germany has a specific bomb disposal full—time unit that works solely
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on these world war ii bombs. damion magennis on events in frankfurt. time to check the weather forecast and hear from frankfurt. time to check the weather forecast and hearfrom darren bett. it is pretty wet for many parts of the country, not such a good day compared with yesterday, there is quite a change of fortunes. the best weather is probably for the north—east of scotland down the east coast of england, stills and hazy sunshine here. the rain is not moving very far, tending to become lighter and patchy, making further inroads into the midlands and towards the south—east of england. underneath that low cloud and rain it will be quite chilly. it may clear away from northern ireland and the far south—west of england by the
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time we get to the evening, the rain and drizzle eases eastwards that the same time is getting very light and patchy and fizzling out. lots of low cloud, that is why we have such fog over the hills, but are really one might, 1a or 15 degrees. we have a band of rain to return into northern ireland and scotland, for england and wales on monday. lots of cloud around, a bit of drizzle, some feeling brighter, perhaps to the midlands and east wales. some warm air left over on monday, quite muqqy' air left over on monday, quite muggy, so if you see brighter skies the temperatures could be as high as 22 or 23 celsius. good afternoon. this is bbc news. the headlines. north korea says it has successfully 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". the international atomic energy agency called the test ‘matter of grave concern'.
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president trump tweeted that north korea ‘words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the united states'. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson has also criticised the regime. there is no question that this is another provocation. it is reckless, what they are doing is they seem to be moving closer to the hydrogen bomb which, if it is fitted to a successful missile would unquestionably present a new order of threat. the nhs in england may suffer its worst winter in recent history if it does not receive an emergency bailout, hospital chiefs are warning. they want up to £350 million to pay for extra staff and more hospital beds to reduce waiting times. the prime minister appeals for unity amongst her pro—eu mps ahead of a debate over the government's brexit repeal bill next week. if passed, the bill would transfer eu law into uk legislation. david davis said the uk will continue to meet its international obligations. we have said in terms,
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the era of big payments to the european unions has come to an end. we will still be paying something, i suspect. ina in a moment the travel show takes us to an un—spoilt islands in colombia and seafood tasting in northern japan. that is after the spot. a full round—up know from the sports centre.

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