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hello, i'm karin giannone, welcome to outside source. we begin in the caribbean. at least 10 people are dead after hurricane irma wreaked widespread destruction. the extent of the destruction in barbuda is unprecedented. i am of the view that barbuda is barely habitable. irma is still a category 5 hurricane — and next it's heading for the turks and caicos islands. and the uk parliament begins debating a bill that will transfer eu laws into british law after brexit. as hurricane irma continues to devastate the caribbean, its current course takes it on to florida at the weekend. it is predicted to to weaken slightly, but emergency and evacuation procedures are already in place.
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let us talk to our correspondent in miami. how bad are they expecting things to get there? today the authorities have really ratcheted up the alarms about the hurricane getting to miami and south florida on sunday and saturday and possibly through monday as well. today there isa through monday as well. today there is a hurricane watch for the whole south florida area and the latest development is that they extended the evacuation zones in the miami dade county and now we have a lot more people who need to go out of their houses because it is not safe for them to stay. florida, no stranger to hurricanes, how are people reacting to this storm? south florida and the whole state, it is not strange thing during hurricane
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season. not strange thing during hurricane season. the erma hurricane, because of the characteristics that it has, it has really scared people, i have seen, since monday until today, very long lines for gasoline stations and even the police here needed to escort trucks with counselling for people to fill up their tanks. there is no water available at the department stores or supermarkets and people are trying to get away. i've seen a lot of confusion and a couple of days ago about what to do. a lot of people now made the decision about getting out of the state or at least going into the inland zones of the state. how much help can florida and the state expect to receive from a federal level and what have we been hearing from president trump about what is
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coming? president trump said today that florida was prepared for irma, he has maintained contact and being in touch with the governor and he approved the emergency for the state. we have to remember that the state. we have to remember that the state of georgia also issued an emergency today for the city of savannah. it is not really an exclusive thing to florida and i am sure that the authorities on a federal level will be paying attention to this as they did with harvey in texas. thank you very much. british mp's have started discussing a bill described by prime minister teressa may as an "essential step" on the way to leaving the eu. the bill will convert all current eu legislation into uk law — as european law will no longer apply. brexit secretary david davis opened the debate in parliament. when i introduced the european union notification with drawl bill earlier, i said notification with drawl bill earlier, isaid it notification with drawl bill
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earlier, i said it wasjust notification with drawl bill earlier, i said it was just the beginning, the beginning of a process to ensure that the decision made in june last process to ensure that the decision made injune last year is honoured and today we begin the next step in their historic process of honouring that decision. put simply, this bill is an essential step, whilst it does not take us out of the european union, that is a matterfor the article 50 process, it ensures that on the day that we lead, businesses know where they stand, workers' rights are upheld and consumers remain protected. this bill is vital to ensuring that as we leave, we do so to ensuring that as we leave, we do so in an orderly manner. let us talk to ian watson, he described it as vital but how much trouble might this bill run into? quite a lot. but not immediately. it was the initial debate today and the opposition made their position clear saying it was effectively a power grab by ministers because although it cuts and pastes existing legislation into
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british law, it would give ministers sweeping powers to change those laws for two years after brexit. the labour opposition has been criticising that will oppose the bill and try and vote against her but i do not think it will have the numbers and parliament to defeat it, that vote will have the numbers and parliament to defeat it, that vote will, monday. in the vote will not come until midnight on monday, there will be a heated debate and because of the way that parliament works, thatis of the way that parliament works, that is one stage in this process. then the bill will go into further stages of scrutiny, eight days perhaps of discussions and at that point unless the government gives ground on those sweeping powers, it is possible that some conservative members of parliament might vote against some aspects of the spell. i think they will get the bill through but it will not be unamended. the opposition will have a chance to harry the government and make their case. this is just harry the government and make their case. this isjust one piece of
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harry the government and make their case. this is just one piece of the brexit jigsaw. there has case. this is just one piece of the brexitjigsaw. there has to be separate legislation with a government intends to change european law on immigration, customs and trade, there will be a whole range of separate bills between now and 2019 with the government might struggle because it has such a narrow majority. if it does start to hit hurdles, how much concern might we see in brussels? we did not hear positive noises from there today. not positive noises from there today. n ot exa ctly. positive noises from there today. not exactly. a couple of things happened, first of all the chief negotiator said he was disappointed in the attitude towards settling the bills. he says it is not a divorce bill, it is agreeing to pay up or was already committed. minutes were publish which criticised the chief brexit negotiator, david davis,
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a p pa re ntly brexit negotiator, david davis, apparently the president of the european commission questioned his stability. the prime minister said he is doing a very good job, he had to make that debate in parliament, but from the point of view of the government, they want to see an orderly exit but they are having difficulty moving the european union on to the next stage of the bushy asian is. they will have some difficulties even if they get the legislation through, the time will be spent trying to make sugar people on their own side are happy as they go forward and then they have an additional problem, the substance of the negotiations and ultimately, there will be a vote on the outcome of those in parliament. thank you very much. let's head back to germany now, because the country's general election is just under three weeks away. ros atkins is there. hi. asi hi. as i was alluding to earlier, immigration is one of the big issues
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in this election campaign. there is one reason above all others that thatis one reason above all others that that is the case. going back to 2015, the peak of the migrant crisis in europe, you will remember hundreds of thousands of people were coming into the west of europe and angela merkel decided to introduce an open door policy and hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers came into germany. it became a dominant political issue here for angela merkel and also for her critics. inevitably in the big leaders debate on sunday night, angela merkel against martin schulz, angela merkel was asked about this issue. translation: what could i have done? lam familiarwith translation: what could i have done? i am familiar with this scenario is being discussed. using water cannons against thousands of people, is that the way you think that things can be solved? i don't think so. we have a 3000 kilometres border and we had to
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address the causes of migration. and address the causes of migration. and a reminder that one of the reasons why martin schulz, the leader of the social democrats struggled to land a punch on angela merkel during that debate was that it is because he has a similar position to her on that issue of immigration. something, senior islamic figures said was plain into the hands of the right wing afd who criticise angela merkel‘s policy on this. look at this story from the view of one man who has experienced it. callard came to germany from afghanistan ending up to germany from afghanistan ending up in to germany from afghanistan ending upina to germany from afghanistan ending up in a town not to four —— not too farfrom up in a town not to four —— not too far from cologne. this up in a town not to four —— not too farfrom cologne. this is his story. ican farfrom cologne. this is his story. i can stay in my new home. i found a job here. since last year, a lot of things
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change. we do not know anything and we cannot speak with anyone. all the people are looking at us and i do not feel comfortable. i will try to be quiet and do not say anything, because we are scared, we do not know about the rules. they don't have any stress when i go on the bus. i think it is because, i can speak german now. my application as a refugee was rejected by the federal office for refugees and that was a very big shock for me. i tried
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to be on time, in my work, ie once them to be satisfied. now i am happy and everything is good. i get along with the new situation. my son goes to the kindergarten, we have a friend who comes to my home and teaches my wife german. when we came to cologne 18 months ago to look at this issue, we knew that immigration would matter in the
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political discourse of germany, particularly running up to the selection, we just particularly running up to the selection, wejust did not understand how. 18 months and we are getting a clearer picture. i have been speaking to a political scientist here in cologne for his analysis of how that decision by angela merkel in 2015 is impacting on what is happening now. dialogue after 2015 became very rough, what we can see is that since then, we have a rise of the right —— the populist party and she changed dialogue in germany. she is totally anti—immigration, she is totally against the idea of a liberal democracy and tried to come into the german parliament and will get around about 10% at this moment. when i was here 18 months ago, 10%
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would have been disappointing for quite a few people in the afd because there was an expectation make a breakthrough, so perhaps we should be telling the story that there has not been a rise like we expected. you're absolutely right. in the high times they got around 1596 in the high times they got around 15% in the opinion polls but then it went down, out of the reason that the number of refugees is going down very strongly in the last few months and the reason why that has happened, angela merkel made a deal with the turkey and other countries. the afd would also say if you look at the main parties, angela merkel‘s party and the social democrats, they are basically the same. they have similar policies on the big issues of the day. you can see why that argument almost works. it is not only the afd who are saying that, it is sometimes the left party, out of
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the reason that the christian democrats came first in the last few yea rs democrats came first in the last few years and even the social democrats went towards the centre, they are coming closer to each other politically and there are some differences, but bill main differences. perhaps it all really comes down to personality and on personality, german seemed to like angela merkel. they still like angela merkel. they still like angela merkel. they still like angela merkel and i think the reason why they like is that she is very calm in her politics, that she is dealing very calmly with problems and that she has the possibility to bring different factions together. she can govern with the liberals, the greens and the social democrats. we have covered the dutch elections where we saw the freedom parties saying that the mainstream parties at the same. it quite different way,
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donald trump won the white house because he said i am not a politician. the brexit vote was related to that sentiment as well and we have this in a different form here in germany with the afd in particular on their right wing but also the far left party saying that the main parties all agree on the main issues. on september the 24th, we will find out how many germans have decided to go with the more extreme parties. stay with us on outside source — still to come. and a change in the transfer window for clubs in the premier league. tulsen tollett will be here to explain. how likely we are to be the victims of crime? the bbc has launched a new online tool called the crime calculator which can tell you how likely you are to be a victim of crime. it's been launched in conjunction with the office
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for national statistics, whose figures suggest that there is a gap between how we perceive the risk of crime, and the reality. our home affairs correspondent dominic casciani reports. crime seems to be everywhere. we watch it on tv, it's in the papers, and we talk about it on social media. surveys show many of us fear that crime is growing nationwide. the bbc‘s crime calculator gives you a more accurate idea of your personal risk. so here in reading, were people's perceptions on target? friends omar and victor are soon off to university, and they have both been victims of crime. my friend here, victor, he had his bike stolen from this very spot, actually. but you personally, you never had anything specific like a bike stolen or a mobile phone stolen? i got my mobile nicked here as well, actually. so how does omar compare to the national average? a higher risk of being a victim of robbery, and a higher risk of theft. i didn't expect that, actually, for that to come out if i'm being perfectly honest. that was quite surprising. i did not expect that. victor gets a similar result.
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statistics show that young men are more at risk of crime. but as you get older, you actually become safer. you become safer? yeah. yeah, that is quite surprising, because you might expect older people to be more vulnerable to certain types of crime. the truth is, that as we get older, we live gentler and safer lives. we learn how to protect ourselves from crime. june, from the bowls club, has been a victim of online fraud. so how likely is she to be a victim of face—to—face crime? the calculator shows that people like her have a low risk. it's absolutely brilliant, i can rest in my bed without worrying any more! it's ingenious this, actually. most of us get on with our daily lives without being too concerned about crime in our neighbourhoods, but official figures show that there is a real perception gap between the sexes. men are the most likely victims, yet they worry the least. women worry more, even though they are often safer than they may think.
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official surveys show that our fear of crime is influenced by the media, and what we see in the wider world around us. we cannot know for sure whether it will happen to us because many victims and offences simply are not included in the figures. but most experts still say that we are safer than we used to be. dominic casciani, bbc news. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? hurricane irma has left a trail of destruction across the caribbean — and it's still going strong as it heads towards turks and caicos, the bahamas and the us mainland. english premier league clubs have voted to change the closing date of next summer's transfer window. it comes off the back of what has been a record breaking transfer period ahead of the new campaign. let us talk to our correspondent
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adds the bbc sport centre. what is the reason for the change? the clubs have voted in favour of amending the tra nsfer have voted in favour of amending the transfer window. it was normally the 3ist transfer window. it was normally the 31st of august and many of the european leagues are around the same time, give ortake european leagues are around the same time, give or take an hour or two. the premier league have decided, 1a clu bs the premier league have decided, 1a clubs from next season, have decided to close the window on the thursday before the start of the new premier league campaign. the vote was not unanimous. manchester united and manchester city, two of the clubs who were opposed to it, but richard scudamore believes it is something that the clubs want. enough of the clubs felt that they wanted to get to the first day of the season knowing who was then their squad, knowing who was then their squad, knowing who was then their squad, knowing who they have bought without the uncertainty that follows. the
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idea that match one they can be playing against a player and then the second match they could be playing against the same player, following a transfer. fundamentally, our clubs thought it was wrong and for a whole host of reasons, i think thatis for a whole host of reasons, i think that is really the nub of it. something this does do is that puts the premier league clubs at a disadvantage other clubs are still able to buy players for longer. the premier league clubs can still sell during the period but they cannot buy. it will influence the other leagues especially in spain and france. venus williams last the final at the australian open the shia and she takes on sloane stevens in the coming hours. she is playing in herfirst grand slam in the coming hours. she is playing in her first grand slam following an absence due to a foot injury. madison keys is playing her good
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friend coco vandeweghe. thank you very much for bringing us up—to—date. israeli jets have attacked a site in the west of syria — that's according to the syrian army. it says two soldiers were killed. map this is where it says rockets struck — masyaf — it's also where western powers suspect chemical weapons are being produced. that could be significant — because yesterday, un human rights investigators said they had concluded that a syrian air force jet was responsible for a chemical attack in this town — khan sheikhoun — in april, which killed at least 83 people. the syrian government says it destroyed its entire chemical arsenal in 2013. israel hasn't commented — but we do know they've carried out clandestine attacks in syria before. earlier i spoke to rasha qandeel, who presents newsnight on bbc arabic tv. actually, the timing, as many
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a nalysts actually, the timing, as many analysts might think, today is not a coincidence. this is not the first time an escalation takes place on the borders between israel, syria and lebanon and it might be like a proxy strike in favour of the united states, as today as well, the un reports about the khan sheikhoun chemical attack which took place last april. today it is becoming public and it is published for the public and it is published for the public and it is published for the public and took place on twitter. it isa public and took place on twitter. it is a massive report, that everyone has been waiting for, to be published for the public. israel has crossed the borders to strike and missile bound for the hezbollah militant group and that means a lot. to cross the towards syria and strike for something that we call a
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cosmetic strike, this might mean thatis cosmetic strike, this might mean that is really striking on the half of the united states or it means that it of the united states or it means thatitis of the united states or it means that it is striking to alert the international community that is really is angry about something and they will probably move to take action. it is sending out a strong message. as far as syria was concerned, it was supposed to have given up chemical weapons. it denies it was involved in this attack in khan sheikhoun but yet the un stuck to its guns and says it was behind it. the problem with the attack in khan sheikhoun is that it came very fast, the strike that the united states took, right after this attack, all the investigations have been held by france and turkey and turkey is one of the main players in the syrian battle at the moment. it cannot be considered very neutral in the battle at the moment and
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probably, neither syria nor iran or has balaka, probably, neither syria nor iran or has bala ka, backing probably, neither syria nor iran or has balaka, backing president assad can consider, turkey, the united states, and france neutral players. the problem with khan sheikhoun taking place last april is because it came first, the air was crowded with air strikes from everyone. let us with air strikes from everyone. let us end the programme, we have an update on those hurricane ‘s, three currently in the atlantic and the caribbean area. jose, that is following close behind irma. it has been upgraded to a category three, maximum winds of 195 kilometres per hour. we are keeping a close eye on that. we will be back at the usual time on monday. thank you for watching. goodbye. the atlantic hurricane season has
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made us sit up and take notice over the past couple of weeks and now there are three hurt —— hurricanes out there. katia heading towards mexico, we know about irma and behind thatjose. for barbuda and antigua, there are hurricane watchers in force. a long way from our shores, but these systems are having an influence in the long—range forecast by injecting a great deal of uncertainty. the computers do not handle the system is very well. particularly once they are no longer hurricanes, the energy from them and how about might feed into the atlantic weather pattern. there is an idea of what will happen, but there are bigger question marks because of these weather systems. no great question marks about the weather on friday, low pressure and control, the centre of it close to the north of scotland, more isoba rs of it close to the north of scotland, more isobars around, windy
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day for the uk. some wet weather around the south of england will see rain at times, not all the time. for scotla nd rain at times, not all the time. for scotland and northern ireland, sunny spells and showers, sundry with hale, in the sunshine, not feeling too bad. in the showers, the wind will be cool. at the start of the week in, the flow of air from the north will indicate that the cool feel will continue but some sunny spells run, particularly across the east of the uk, lighter winds compared to the west, but perhaps if you avoid a shower, even though it is 15 or 16 degrees, it might feel like a decent day. showers in the west will be heavy. the gap between weather systems does not last long, and other area of low pressure comes in but for the second part of the weekend on sunday bringing rain into scotla nd weekend on sunday bringing rain into scotland and northern ireland, spreading rain across england and wales, it showers following behind
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and it will be a blustery day. sunday night into monday, the winds will pick up more, especially in the south west of the uk with gales, a lower risk of severe gales but maybe some impact. be aware, sunday into monday, quite windy. blustery elsewhere with another day of sunshine and showers on monday. high pressure is trying to build on as we move from monday to tuesday, still on the cool site, showers especially initially, lasting longest on the east side. another area of low pressure moving in. some uncertainty about the timing of the system, where it will be, but here is an idea of how wednesday will play out, with low pressure, quite windy, then towards the end of the week and the following weekend, high pressure will begin to build across the atlantic. if that happens, it disrupts the weather pattern we have
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now and we get longer gaps between those areas of low pressure which means longer spells of fine and settled weather. an indication by next weekend, there will be days like this, overnight some fog around, maybe a touch of frost particularly in the north of the uk with chilly nights. but, remember those weather systems, those three hurricanes injecting uncertainty into the long—range forecast, it could play out differently. we will keep you updated. tonight at ten: the latest on the path of hurricane irma — as it brings death and destruction to the eastern caribbean. images from the island of st martin show buildings flattened, widespread damage and people desperate for help. the island of barbuda is described as ‘ba rely habitable' after suffering the full force of the storm. we had cars flying over our heads, 40ft containers flying left then right. my whole house caved in. there was seven of us. and all we had to do
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was pray and call for help. as it moves north and west, urgent preparations are under way on the islands in the storm's path. we're in as well prepared a state as we can be, but in the face of irma, having seen what it's done elsewhere we are far from complacent and people are naturally anxious.
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