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the warning to kim jung—un comes after north korea carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test at the weekend. at an emergency session in new york, america's ambassador to the un said the united states didn't want war, but its patience was not unlimited. his abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war. we'll be looking at the diplomatic and military options. also tonight: after ten staff are suspended at an immigration detention centre, a former manager says gas were warned about such problems three years ago. the duke and duchess of cambridge announce that they‘ re expecting their third child. this woman made up bogus rape claims against 15 men. now one of her victims, who spent almost three years injail, tells us his story. and a red arrows flypast over the new queensferry crossing, as the bridge is officially opened
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by the queen. and coming up in sportsday later in the hour on bbc news: an important night of world cup qualifying, with england, scotland and northern ireland all looking to take another step towards russia. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. the american ambassador to the united nations has urged the un security council to take the strongest possible measures against north korea in response to its most powerful nuclear test. nikki haley told an emergency session that north korea was begging for war, and while the united states didn't want war, its patience wasn't unlimited. today, south korea has been strengthening its missile defences,
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as they warned the north was preparing to carry out further missile tests. our correspondent, yogita limaye, reports from the capital of south korea, seoul. a day after north korea's most powerful nuclear test. the south displayed its might. missiles were launched from the ground and the air. it was a test drill, south korea showing off how it could attack pyongyang's nucleoside. this isa attack pyongyang's nucleoside. this is a strong reaction from a country that for months now has been desperately trying to avoid conflict in the korean peninsular. across the sea injapan, the government gave worrying details about north korea's latest test. the evidence suggests that the north conducted a hydrogen bomb test. the government had to conclude that the test was a success, considering the
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huge power it generated. pyongyang has successfully tested a weapon that poses a grave threat to japan's security. a hydrogen bomb is vastly more powerful than the bomb that destroyed hiroshima. and north korea says that is what its leader is looking at here. the country has conducted six nuclear test so far, but the pace is really accelerating since intercontinental ballistic missiles came to power. and in new york at a emergency un security council meeting, the us lashed out at the north korean leader. nuclear powers understand their responsibilities, kim jong—un shows no such understanding. his abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats showed that he is begging for war. the people here in south korea have dealt with the threat from the north for a long time now, but perhaps never before has a nuclear test and
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multiple missile tests, in such quick succession, really ratcheting up quick succession, really ratcheting up the pressure on the government here in seoul and its allies. this is america's latest anti—missile system, designed to shoot down enemy rockets. it has now been deployed in south korea. the allies might be able to defend themselves against an attack, but no matter how north korea provokes them, striking the country's nuclear not easy option. this is mostly important, north korea will certainly retaliate in south korea will be the main victim of being sandwiched between hardline united states and recalcitrant north korea. and so for now, south korea continues to build up its arsenal while hoping never to use it. so what are the options left for the international community, as it tries to curb
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north korea's nuclear ambitions? our diplomatic correspondent, james robbins, has been assessing them and is here now. president trump insists the time for talking to north korea has passed, but most countries still hope diplomacy might work, persuading the regime not to become a full nuclear weapons state. as part of that diplomacy, the un security council has been meeting to discuss additional sanctions, designed to turn tighter the economic screw on north korea. for 2a years, the un has been passing resolutions condemning and then steadily increasing sanctions on north korea, but its weapons programme seems to be accelerating. present sanctions include bans on export sales by north korea of coal, iron, lead and seafood — almost all to china. there's talk now of a ban on trade in north korean textiles. but the most devastating sanction would be if china cut oil supplies, paralysing an already feeble economy.
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only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem with diplomacy. we have kicked the can down the road long enough. there is no more road left. the united states will look at every country that does business with north korea as a country that is giving aid to their reckless and dangerous nuclear intentions. the united states will present a new sanctions resolution and push for a vote at the un next week. it may well pass, but the americans reject china's overall approach, which is that both the united states and north korea should wind down their forces in the region. translation: this joint initiative by china and russia is practical and feasible, aimed at addressing the most urgent security concerns of the parties concerned, easing the tension as soon as possible. but what if talks and diplomacy fail? that leaves the grim possibility of american military action. the united states has made clear it
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could overwhelm north korea. the trouble with that is, the north korean regime already has its own massive conventional missiles and artilleryjust back from the border and seoul is within easy range. so the south korean capital, as well as large parts of japan, could be devastated and military action rapidly escalated into all—out war. amidst all this tension, what is kimjong—un — north korea's dictator — actually trying to achieve? well, he desperately wants to join the elite club of nuclear nations, for his own protection. not having nuclear weapons makes dictators vulnerable to regime change and their own violent deaths. kim has looked at the fate of both saddam hussein in iraq and colonel gaddafi in libya. neither had nukes. so it's highly likely he will press on and try to complete an arsenal of nuclear—armed missiles. and maybe even bet the fate of his country and his people on not being stopped. the security firm gas was warned
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three years ago about problems with the behaviour of some of its staff towards detainees at an immigration detention centre near gatwick airport, according to a former senior manager. undercover filming for tonight's bbc panorama has already led to the suspension of ten staff, after allegations of abuse and violence. the company says there's no place for such behaviour in its workforce. our social affairs correspondent, alison holt, reports. detainee custody officer callum tulley — wearing a hidden camera — captures life inside brook house immigration removal centre, near gatwick airport. it's a volatile mix of hardened former prisoners, alongside asylum—seekers, visa over—stayers and others. the undercover filming for panorama shows drugs are rife. self—harm is common, and officers struggle to cope,
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many doing their best with detainees in real mental distress. but others reacting with abuse, bullying and threats. 21—year—old callum has worked at the centre for two years. he became so worried by what he was seeing, he decided to whistle—blow. when you feel like you've been a cog in that machine, you need to have some level of closure. i mean, i don't think i could have just walked away from it and just left. don't do it, mate! stop! and on one day, whilst wearing a hidden camera, he called other offices in to help him restrain a detainee who was trying to harm himself. the situation quickly escalated. and this officer comes in and just chokes him, basically. and he just exerts all his pressure
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from his hands and arms onto this guy's neck. and you see his eyes roll back. you see his eyes roll to the back of his head. i had to try and look as if i wasn't disturbed by what i'd just seen. it was just immediately, it was messing me up. he sobs. the officer involved has told panorama he can't think of anything he's done which would get him into trouble. gas says it's investigating all the allegations at brook house and will take appropriate action once it's seen the evidence. the body of christ... but three years ago, nathan ward says he warned gas bosses about the attitude of some brook house staff. he's now a priest, but used to be a senior gas manager. so, for example, there's this one — "poor culture amongst brook house residential staff.
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and it's as though they're protected and that their behaviour goes unchallenged". these are the notes he read out at his resignation meeting. there is a group that actually concerned me on their relationships with detainees. it was around language that they used. a sense of roughness and a use of force. gas says it investigates all complaints and has whistle—blowing procedures. the home office decides who spends time in immigration detention centres like brook house. people were only meant to be held for a few days before deportation, but some spend months, even years, in such places. mustapha zitouni was in brook house for nearly a year after finishing a prison sentence. this is him protesting on the suicide—prevention netting, razor blades in his hands. his flight home has been cancelled because his papers weren't correct and he's upset.
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now back in algeria, he says the uncertainty over how long detainees will be held made him and others desperate. it's a waiting game, man. in the detention centre, you never know how long you're gonna be. one day, one year, or three or four years. the home office says it's increasing the number of former prisoners it's removing from the country, and that the dignity and safety of those in its care is of the utmost importance. alison holt, bbc news. and you can see the full panorama investigation tonight here on bbc one at 9pm. a major search is under way off the coast of north cornwall after two people were swept off rocks. lifeboats and a coastguard helicopter are involved in the operation off treyarnon bay.
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one man has been rescued and taken to hospital, but a second man is still missing. the duke and duchess of cambridge have announced they‘ re expecting their third child. the duchess is again suffering from a severe form of morning sickness — as she has done with her previous pregnancies — which meant she had to cancel an engagement this afternoon. our royal correpsondent, nicholas witchell, reports. the duchess of cambridge last week, with her husband and prince harry. no hint then of the announcement of a third baby for william and catherine. kensington palace was forced to disclose the pregnancy this morning because the duchess had had to pull out of a public engagement because of acute morning sickness, the condition she experienced for both her previous pregnancies. she's now resting at kensington palace. according to the statement, the queen — opening the queensferry crossing near edinburgh this morning — and other members of the royal family are delighted with the news. the baby will be the queen's sixth great—grandchild and will be fifth in line of succession to the throne.
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it's more than four years now since the birth of prince george, injuly 2013. this is an important week for him — he is due to start at his new school in london, something his mother certainly won't want to miss. the couple's second child, princess charlotte, was born in may 2015. she's fourth in the line of succession and she will retain that position even if the new baby is a boy. on a visit by the cambridges to poland a few weeks ago, catherine joked about having another baby when she was presented with a gift intended for a baby. it didn't seem significant at the time. today, prince harry said he was delighted at the prospect of being an uncle again. fantastic, great. very, very happy for them. and how's your sister—in—law doing? er... i haven't seen herfor a while, but i think she's ok. the news that there's to be a third child for the cambridges comes just as william is beginning full—time royal duties. soon, the team of four will become five. kensington palace hasn't said when the new baby is due,
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but it must be assumed that it will be around march of next year. nicholas witchell, bbc news. our top story this evening. america warns that north korea is begging for war and urges the un to take the strongest possible measures. and still to come... fit for the queen — crossing the firth of forth with the duke of edinburgh, as the new bridge is officially opened. coming up in sportsday in the next 15 minutes on bbc news, the latest from flushing meadows. and the second week of the us open where there are places in the quarter finals at stake. for years, there've tensions between muslims and buddhists living in myanmar — formally known as burma. those tensions erupted 10 days ago, as violence broke out, sending tens of thousands of muslims fleeing over the border into bangladesh. the rohingya — a muslim ethnic
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minority — live in rakhine state in mainly buddist myanamar. but now they are fleeing a military crackdown that began after attacks by muslim militants on police posts. the un estimates that 87,000 rohingya have now fled to neighbouring bangladesh. and the un refugee agency says their camps near the border there are at saturation point. from there, sa njoy majumder reports. she is two days old, born inside a refugee camp. her parents are rohingya, ethnic muslims from myanmar, denied citizenship and now fleeing persecution. the baby's mother left after their village was attacked, alleged by the myanmar army. translation: we fled and crossed the river by boat and then came here. we we re very river by boat and then came here. we were very scared about what the military would do to us. after coming here, we heard that our house
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has been burnt down. do you think you'll ever be able to take your baby back home, back to myanmar? translation: everyone has left. there's no—one there. we cannot go back. their home is now a vast refugee camp, along with tens of others rohingyas now living in these squalid conditions. many of them eating their first proper meal in days. just four days ago, there was nothing here. it wasjust days. just four days ago, there was nothing here. it was just the side a hill with a clump of trees on it. but now look at it. it's a vast settlement, a temporary home for all the rohingya refugees who've come over from the rohingya refugees who've come overfrom myanmar the rohingya refugees who've come over from myanmar and have the rohingya refugees who've come overfrom myanmar and have nowhere to go. even this place is going to reach its limit in a few days. bangladesh is now struggling to cope with the growing numbers of rohingyas streaming in every day. especially as many more are waiting at the border. to accommodate them, i don't have enough land. that is the important thing. from this we don't have enough shelters so we can
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accommodate them here. there is actually the food problem, hygiene, water, the health problems and actually, they're water, the health problems and actually, they‘ re occupying water, the health problems and actually, they're occupying forest land. that's causing huge tensions for the host community. this set off the exodus, satellite images obtained by human rights watch show entire villages burned down inside myanmar. more than a00 rohingyas have been killed in ten days. the worst violence in a generation. it is hard to independently verify the situation, access is severely restricted. but in the refugee camps, it is apparent that the rohingyas are here to stay and the next generation may never get to know their homeland. the northern ireland secretary, james brokenshire, has said that if the current political deadlock continues at stormont, he will have to step in and pass a budget at westminster. the devolved government collapsed injanuary primarily over a botched
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green energy scheme. mr brokenshire says a deal between the dup and sinn fein remains achieveable but that pressures on public services are becoming evident. he says he may be forced to legislate from westminster to make sure services have the budgets they need. the policing minister has told the police superintendents conference that the government is not deaf to their concerns over increased workload and stress. nick hurd said in the light of recent budget cuts he realised there was a limit to how much more officers could do. a survey of superintendents found half were suffering from work—related anxiety, and a quarter had signs of depression. staff at two branches of mcdonald's have gone on strike — the first time a walkout has hit the fast food chain in the uk. workers in cambridge and south—east london began the disruption at midnight, demanding higher pay and more secure working hours. mcdonald's say only ia workers took part and say the action is related to internal grievance procedures and not pay. a man, who served almost three years
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in prison for a rape that never happened, has given his first television interview. mahad kassim was one of 15 men who were falsely accused by a 25—year—old of raping or assaulting her. jemma beale is now serving a prison sentence for perjury. mr kassim has told the bbc that she is evil and a "monster" who's damaged the chances ofjustice for women who really have been raped. daniel sandford has this exclusive report. jemma beale, jailed for ten years last month for falsely accusing 15 men of either rating her or sexually assaulting her over a period of just three years. the court heard she did it to make her partner jealous and for the £ia,000 compensation she received. it had a devastating effect on the men she accused. one of them, mahad kassim, who asked us not to show his face, has now given his first television interview. he spent almost three years in prison convicted of rape before
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being completely cleared. my heart was burning for three years with anger. believe me, i'm angry. i'm very angry. this alleyway is wherejemma beale accused him of raping her, but in fact, she'd asked him to have sex. what do you think of her? evil. i mean, she can't be a normal person. i mean, if you're going around trying to destroy an innocent person's life, i don't see that person is normal. the day mahad was sentenced to seven years in prison, after being wrongly found guilty by a jury, is etched on his memory. i felt being let down from the justice system, not being believed, the way i was treated by the police.
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he wonders whether women who really have been raped will be less likely to be believed in future. let's say for instance, a real human being is going through the same situation who has been raped genuinely, who's going to believe them now? because she's making hard for other females, or women out there. it's a fear supported by herjudge at her trial who said: people likejemma beale are incredibly rare, but a recent study found there are 160 times more prosecutions for rape than for false allegations of rape. daniel sandford, bbc news. it's britain's tallest bridge and
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has taken six years to build. the queen has officially opened the new queensferry crossing over the firth of forth — 53 years to the day since she opened the neighbouring forth road bridge. she was accompanied by the duke of edinburgh, who was making his first official appearance alongside her since retiring from solo engagements. lorna gordon is there. there's been a week of events to mark the opening of this billion—pound bridge. there was a spectacular light show. this past weekend, 50,000 people got to walk across it in what was described as a once ina across it in what was described as a once in a lifetime opportunity. then today, it received a royal seal of approval. this newest of bridges across the forth has had plenty of attention since it was completed. today it was the turn of the queen to meet some of the workers who built it and see for herself the finished crossing. cheering there to greet her and the duke of
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edinburgh, hundreds of local school children, who've grown up watching the new structure stretch out over the new structure stretch out over the water. this is a bridge that celebrates the skills of hand and heart and celebrates the skills of hand and heartand mind. celebrates the skills of hand and heart and mind. a small group, chosen from the many thousands involved in this construction, on hand as the queen officially opened the new crossing. then for the royal visitors, a short drive over the bridge. this reminiscent of an earlier visit by the queen more than half a century ago. in front of large crowds, she officially opened the forth road bridge, which sits just to the east. concerns over corroding cables on that older bridge led to the decision to build this new one, which the queen today described as a feat of engineering. the queens ferry crossing joins its historic neighbours to create not
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only a breath taking sight over the firth of forth but to provide an important link for so many in this community and the surrounding areas. those who live nearby excited to be pa rt those who live nearby excited to be part of this special day. it was just amazing, like seeing the queen come and everything and all the marching bands. oh, my gosh. it's absolutely amazing that she was here to open it today and for us as locals, to be allowed to be so close to her. that was absolutely fantastic. celebrating this occasion from the forth a flotilla of boats, while above the red arrows, these now three bridges standing side by side from the water, land and air, a unique and unmistakable scottish vista. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes. not a million miles away from the queens ferry crossing in edinburgh we've had rain today. this was one
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of our weather watcher pictures. the rain has been working in across scotla nd rain has been working in across scotland and northern ireland. ahead this afternoon across england and wales a lot of cloud, mist and foggy weather. it was murky for much of the day in guernsey, until a few hours ago, when the sunshine burst through the clouds. this was the scene we had. now a lot of cloud around at the moment. looking out in the atlantic, a bump on this weather front that's coming in. that's an extra push of energy that's going to boost the rain as it comes in across northern ireland. then it moves into scotland, parts of northern england and across wales through the night. the rain turning increasingly heavy. to the south—east, fog patches around coasts and hills. drizzly and damp, humid too. 15 to 17 degrees. in northern ireland and scotland, about 13 degrees overnight. looking at tomorrow then, a wet and breezy start to the day. outbreaks of rain for much of the day across wales and northern england, where the rain
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will be heavy at times. not too much in the way of rain getting down towards south—east england. there will be a lot of cloud here and temperatures—wise, if we don't see a great deal of sunshine, still into the low 20s across eastern counteries of england. for scotland and northern ireland, it brightens up. here we see sunshine, but it feels a bit fresher. now the weather for the rest of the week really, not a bad day on wednesday, most of us dry with sunny spells. but through thursday and friday, fairly widespread showers, turning blustery and cool at times, particularly towards the north west of the uk. before i go, i wanted to show you this. a massive hurricane, which will have wind gusts of 160mph as it mows will have wind gusts of 160mph as it m ows a cross will have wind gusts of 160mph as it mows across barbuda, close to the british virgin aisles. it could head into florida this weekend. if you know anyone going that way, stay in touch with the forecast. a reminder of our main story... america has warned that north korea is begging for war and has urged the un to take the strongest possible measures, following the regime's
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latest and most powerful nuclear test. that's all from the bbc news at six, so it's goodbye from me. and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello. this is bbc news with ben brown. the headlines: the united states is to present a new sanctions resolution to the united nations, in the wake of north korea's latest nuclear test. washington's ambassador to the un told an emergency meeting of the council that the actions of kimjong—un can no longer be tolerated. his abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war. war is never something the united states wants. we don't want it now. but our country's patience is not unlimited. downing street says the uk is ready to intensify brexit talks with the european union, rather than stick to the current schedule of one—week—a—month. a major search is is under way off the coast of treyarnon bay in north cornwall after two people were swept off rocks. one man has been rescued and taken to hospital but a second man is still missing.
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a former senior manager says the security firm gas was warned three years ago about problems with the behaviour of some of its staff towards detainees at brook house immigration detention centre. kensington palace have announced that the duke and duchess of cambridge are expecting another child. prince harry has said it's ‘fantastic‘ he's to become an uncle for the third time. in a moment, it will be time for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news... we'll be covering a senior police officer's warning about the impact of staff cuts and rising crime on forces in england and wales. as a new report suggests that coastal areas are ranked as some of the worst areas in uk for earnings, employment, health and education — we'll have more. and the queen has officially opened britain's tallest bridge,
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