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this is bbc news. i'm tim willcox. our top stories: millions face weeks without power in florida in the wake of hurricane irma. the storm brought chaos to parts of the caribbean — many islands are struggling to cope. i have seen real strength, real determination, but now what i am seeing is real desperation. british mps back a key vote on brexit, but months of bitter wrangling lie ahead. pyongyang under pressure: the un security council unanimously backs another round of sanctions against north korea. and i'm sally bundock. president macron faces the wrath of french workers — its biggest union launches strike action today bringing disruption across the country. and the boss of bmw gives us his brexit wish list and reveals the car giant's electric ambitions. hello and welcome to bbc news.
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the tropical storm which hit florida as hurricane irma continues to push inland, bringing torrential rain and storm surges to the states of georgia and south carolina. as it hit islands across the caribbean irma, with ferocious winds and torrential rain, left almost a0 people dead. now britain, france and the netherlands, which oversee territories in the caribbean, have been criticised for being slow to respond to the crisis. a state of emergency has been declared on the british virgin islands where an aid operation is underway. laura bicker has the latest from tortola, the largest of the islands. there is now a sense of desperation and fear in tortola. people are hungry, tired and in need of basic supplies. this was the line of traffic trying to get into the main town
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on the island. most are heading to the supermarket for the first time since the hurricane, now that more roads have been cleared. have you got enough food, water? no, ‘cause everybody‘s fighting, and stealing and a lot‘s going on right now. people are breaking into people's homes, going with what they have. it's a state of emergency. outside the store, some have been waiting for the doors to open for eight hours. yelling. as only a few people are allowed in, chaos ensues. we're going in, we're going in. they are worried that supplies are limited. we need water, we need food. we need electricity. do you think you've had enough help? i don't think so. we need more help. we need outside help right now. please get in line for me!
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police and security guards appealfor calm. but after six days of devastation and enduring the worst storm in living memory, these angry scenes proved too much for some to deal with. we're under control, but we didn't expect this mess today. we onlyjust got out of our house today. as we were filming, a local government minister approached. we have lots of food arriving tonight, for my supermarket and for this supermarket, and lots of food arriving every day this week. there are also serious concerns about the safety of residents living amongst the rubble. local police have been working alongside the british military day and night to try to round up a number of criminals who escaped from a prison damaged by the hurricane. it's added to a sense of panic, especially as people cannot communicate from one side of the island to the other. rationed water supplies are now being handed out with the help of more british troops.
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they have been a reassuring presence, a welcome sight. we have seen real spirit and strength on this island in the last few days. but residents are realising that it could take years to rebuild and that they'll have to summon a great deal of determination to help raise tortola from this rubble. laura bicker, bbc news, tortola. michaeljoseph is president of the antigua and barbuda red cross society. he is in stjohn‘s, the capital of the two islands. how bad are things? is there a danger the anger could boil over and cause real problems? no. there is not a high concern to that. i think the government would have stepped in earlier to prevent that. i think they have got some aid into barbuda and evacuated them to
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co mforta ble into barbuda and evacuated them to comfortable conditions. so i don't think they would be a concern for antigua, because the government intervened early enough. so what are the priorities? in barbuda, it currently doesn't have any of its 1500 residents honoured. they are all located in antigua. 450, roughly, have been housed in shelters. the rest are with family 01’ shelters. the rest are with family orfriends, well—wishers shelters. the rest are with family or friends, well—wishers who've opened their doors. the most thing right now for barbudans living in antigua, that is shelter and get into work. their immediate needs are being dealt with. we have immediate supplies in, and the committee has got together to look after them, and we we re got together to look after them, and we were fortunate that antigua was not affected, so we could help some
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people. is there a chance that people. is there a chance that people might not return because of the scale of rebuilding and everything else being too much? yes. that is the reality of the situation, particularly when we are talking about the younger generations, and the children that up generations, and the children that up between the ages of four and possibly can. because of the impact, how great it is. the chances are they might be reintegrated into the schools in antigua, and if they are integrated they are, it makes it more difficult to repatriate them back to barbuda. so there is a great concern that many persons may not go back. it is estimated that complete rebuilding of barbuda could take two 01’ rebuilding of barbuda could take two or three years, if we have all the resources that we need a available right away. and that is not... just in terms of the resources, the former colonial power, britain, do you think we should be doing more for you? i think generally larger
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countries have to take some responsibility and understand the dangers. smaller countries, we have been seen for many years, we are going to be victims of climate change, and our small caribbean countries are perfect examples of the devastation. if you want to see the devastation. if you want to see the victims of climate change, we are here. 0k, michael joseph, thank you forjoining us. 0n the us mainland at least eight people are believed to have been killed by hurricane irma. in florida, evacuated residents are starting to return home, but millions are without power. severe damage is reported in the florida keys, a string of islands which have been cut off from the mainland. aleem maqbool reports from miami. after a day of darkness and fury, miami opened its eyes to the aftermath. this city is now littered with the debris of the hurricane. boats were even lifted clean out
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of the bay and dumped on the shore. people here are emerging from their shelters and barricaded homes to try to start clearing up. so you got out this morning and what did you find? sheer devastation, everywhere you look. i mean, the parking lots are flooded, cars, trees fallen down. in spite of all the preparation, millions are now without power. the financial district of the city has been badly affected. it was underwater during the hurricane, inundated with massive coastal waves as irma passed. and across the city and the state, transformers were blown up by the rains, plunging people into darkness. but of course the impact of this storm has been felt far beyond miami. the big concern has been about the florida keys. because of damage to roads and some
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of the more remote parts, they can still only be surveyed by air and we still cannot land but this is where hurricane irma hit first in florida and it's where some of the worst damage could be. although people living in the keys have become used to hurricanes, when irma was reported as the most powerful ever recorded in the atlantic, most got to safer land. many are still unable to return to their damaged homes. from some places in the keys there has been access to, it appears the hurricane utterly ravaged houses and belongings. and that goes for the mainland too, in the city of naples in the west of the state, petrol stations and mobile homes were torn apart. fort lauderdale saw tornadoes as irma came through, parts of the beach were whipped into the city. even as the storm was still affecting this area, looters took advantage. with millions told to evacuate and so many in shelters,
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there was little to stop them. and new places are still being affected. in recent hours jacksonville in northern florida was hit by a massive storm surge, flooding the city. they said the impact of irma would be widespread, and it has been. and there's much more coverage of hurricane irma on our website. you can get the latest live updates and hear more from those affected. that's all at bbc.com/news. also worth checking out on the app if you have not downloaded that yet. time to check up on the business use. time to check up on the business use. the cost of hurricanrana me so far is huge, sally. what are you looking at?
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—— hurricane irma. france is braced for a day of strikes and protests against emmanuel macron's flagship labour reforms. 4000 strikes have been called under the action led by france's biggest trade union, the cgt, with rail workers, students and civil servants urged to protest in cities from paris to marseille and toulouse. here's our paris correspondent, hugh schofield. ever and said that the real test of the macron reforms would be on the street. here is the first instalment. the big cgt union and its allies want to get as many people protesting as they were a year ago. it was the then socialist president hollande's reforms under fire. translation: we see that the majority of french people think deep protest is justified. there majority of french people think deep protest isjustified. there is majority of french people think deep protest is justified. there is less than previous protest, but there are
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still support the workers. what president macron has proposed goes further than the last suggested changes. the difference is he has a clear them credit mandate for the labour code. at his government, spending several weeks negotiating with unions over the summer, has fractured their united front. the two other big union federations are not taking part. translation: i like macron. he knows that he is talking about. i think that, for once, in france, we shouldn't annoy people with protests at every turn. the president has certainly shown no signs of relaxing the pressure. on a visit to greece, he described those who oppose his reforms as do nothings. translation: this is not a time for reforms or adjustments, but profound decimation. at that remark has not gone down with it left welbeck in france, and may end up spoiling the
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race of those prepared to protest. hugh schofield, bbc news, paris. and there is also a strike action at air—traffic controllers in france. many flights going into france today will be disrupted. british airways and ryanairare warning will be disrupted. british airways and ryanair are warning about that. there were about if you are travelling in and out of france. i will be live with paris to talk to a professor in international economics in france. we will now be looking at macron's reforms. that is coming up. the frankfurt motor show is getting under way today. this year electric cars are everywhere and bmw showcased an electric mini concept. the german carmaker also owns the other iconic british brand, rolls royce. in world business report, we'll ask its chief executive how a german car giant with a lot of assets in the uk deals with brexit. all that and all the other business
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stories, including augmented reality. we have rory cellan—jones on that. and augmented wallets, i hope? that is what you need to buy them. we arejust hope? that is what you need to buy them. we are just talk about the impact of brexit. british plans to replace the supremacy of european union law in the uk have passed their first major test in parliament. in a series of votes mps agreed to consider the proposals in further detail. the eu withdrawal bill will cut the uk's political, financial and legal ties with brussels. here's our political correspondent alex forsyth. this was one of the first big parliamentary tests for the government. this was a bill they wanted to introduce to bring all existing european union law into uk law. when the uk leads the eu they would not be a big black hole and things could continue as usual. what was contentious was the government wanted to allow ministers to make changes to some of those laws without full parliamentary scrutiny. now, some opposition labour mps,
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including the labour party leader, said that was a power grab, that it was trying to bypass parliamentary scrutiny and it was not acceptable. despite that, the government did win enough support to get this piece of legislation through to the next parliamentary staged. now, the prime minister, theresa may, welcomed that result tonight because she has no overall majority. she relies on support from other parties on crucial votes like this. to some degree, this will be an initial test of the government's authority when it comes to brexit. theresa may said this would be a solid negotiation foundation over the brexit process. however, this is not the end of this bill, this is just one very early stage, and some conservatives backbench mps are already saying they will put pressure on the government to introduce significant changes to this piece of legislation. labour mps have already said they will continue to fight aspects of this legislation.
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so the government will be pleased with this initial result, it has cleared this first parliamentary hurdle for a big piece of legislation when it comes to brexit. but it does not mean it will be plain sailing from here on in. this bill alone will be contentious and there are many other aspects of brexit legislation the government has to get through parliament before the uk leaves the european union. that was alex forsyth reporting. you are watching bbc news. the latest headlines: millions are facing weeks without power in florida, in the wake of hurricane irma. the united nations security council will meet to discuss the violence against a tango muslims, fleeing at burma for bangladesh. the un human
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rights chief has warned that ethnic cleansing seems to be under way. anna solberg, the conservative prime minister of norway, has claimed a victory for her centre—right coalition in the country's parliamentary elections. she is set to become the first norwegian conservative in three decades to be re—elected prime minister. the turkish government has rejected demands to release from detention five journalists by one of the country's main newspapers. they are facing terrorism charges for supporting groups such as the kurdistan workers party and the cool and movement which the government says organised last year's failed coup. —— gulen movement. stay with us on coup. —— gulen movement. stay with us on bbc news. still to come, the hottest seat in hawaii. we report from the rim of the world's most active volcano. freedom itself was attacked this morning, and freedom
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will be defended. the united states will hunt down and punish those responsible. bishop tutu now becomes spiritual leader of 100,000 anglicans here — of the blacks in soweto township, as well as the whites, in their rich suburbs. we say to you today, in a loud and a clear voice, enough of blood and tears — enough! translation: the difficult decision we reached together was one that required great and exceptional courage. it's an exodus of up to 60,000 people, caused by the uneven pace of political change in eastern europe. iam free! this is bbc news.
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the latest headlines: millions are facing weeks without power in florida, in the wake of hurricane irma. the storm brought chaos to parts of the caribbean. many islands are struggling to cope. the british government's plans to replace the supremacy of european union law in the uk have passed their first major test in parliament. the united nations security council has unanimously adopted a us—backed resolution that imposes new sanctions on north korea as punishment for its recent nuclear test. before the vote, the us removed some of the tougher proposals it had announced last week, including a complete oil embargo and measures to freeze the assets of the north korean leader, kim jong—un. nikki haley is the us ambassador to the un. today we are attempting to take the future of the north korean nuclear
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programme out of the hands of its outlaw regime. we are done trying to prod the regime to do the right thing. we are now acting to stop it from having the ability to continue doing the wrong thing. we are doing backed by hitting north korea's ability to fund and fuel this programme. oil is the life blood of the ability to deliver a nuclear weapon. today's resolution reduces almost 30% of oil provided to north korea. it is three years since written's royal air force started flying typhoon jets to start targeting islamic state in syria and iraq, often in a town missions. our correspondent went up in a jet to see how gruelling those journeys are. this is the raf‘s front—line
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jet, the typhoon. and this is what it is like to fly one. in the air in seconds, it can fly to 50,000 feet ina seconds, it can fly to 50,000 feet in a matter of minutes. and reach a speed of more than 1500 miles an hour. and then there is the geforce. —— g—force. the typhoon can cause nine times the factor of gravity, making it highly manoeuvrable. just felt a little bit sick of there. but it is also punishing on the body. i'm doing my best not to have a first for a second time. you can get a sense that i'm sweating. i'm quite uncomfortable, to be honest. it is a toughjob. raf uncomfortable, to be honest. it is a tough job. raf pilots are uncomfortable, to be honest. it is a toughjob. raf pilots are in
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uncomfortable, to be honest. it is a tough job. raf pilots are in these typhoon is flying for eight hours, looking to target there are can syria. first designed as an air to ourfighter, the syria. first designed as an air to our fighter, the typhoon syria. first designed as an air to ourfighter, the typhoon is being to do much more. these tests are part ofa do much more. these tests are part of a programme to make it a more potent weapon, whether firing at brimstone missiles to hit targets... you could fly past enemy fighters on the way to a target, you could then attack that ground targets with either the pave way for all the brimstone, and then you can fight your way back out as well. so again, using the airto your way back out as well. so again, using the air to air weaponry, the radar. i am now laser ranging on the target. it may sound easier than it actually is. so is trying to fly a fast jet. you have control. i am flying your typhoon? we will make a
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typhoon pilot of you. no, you won't. whether protecting british aerospace or targeting the group known as islamic state, raf crews are doing this day in, day out, often in the cop for hours at a time. —— cockpit. this was me afterjust one hour in gear. you got to smile, the typhoon smile as there. relief to be back on land! jonathan beale reporting there. now let's take a look at some dramatic footage from the world's most active volcano in hawaii. new aerial pictures shows streams of lava rolling down a 30—foot cone on mount kilauea. located on hawaii's largest and south—eastern most island, kilauea has erupted continuously from its vent since 1983. sarah corker reports. an early—morning flight over hawaii's lava fields and mount kilauea is putting on a show.
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streams of liquid lava ooze down the mountain at temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees celsius. its path notoriously hard to predict. this prolific volcano produces another lava to cover a 20—mile long road every single day. kilauea is located on the southern shore of hawaii's big island in the pacific ocean. it's part of the hawai'i volcanoes national park, a unesco world heritage site. this particular eruption began in 2016 and this is where its dramaticjourney ends, flowing through a sea cliff and into the ocean. and three years ago, authorities declared a state of emergency as lava from kilauea edged towards homes and roads. the hawaiian islands are at the end of a chain of volcanoes that formed more than 70 million years ago, and since 1952, kilauea has erupted 34 times. at its summit is this spectacular lava lake and this image of a huge
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lava fountain is from 1983. the volcano's been erupting ever since. scientists are unsure if the volcano will continue to erupting for another 100 years or stop tomorrow and millions of people visit every year, drawn to its unpredictable and ever—changing landscape. sarah corker, bbc news. a quick reminder of our main story. residents in florida are finally beginning to return to their homes, as authorities assess the widespread flooding and damage caused by hurricane irma. good morning. sunshine and showers
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is the name of the game over the next few days. i suspect there will be plenty of opportunities to spot a few rainbows. however, it will feel quite cool and disappointing if you are out and about, some of the shower is heavy with rumbles of under. that said, not a bad day today. mainly dry and sunny this morning. cloud will gather, though, and rain arrives in northern ireland and rain arrives in northern ireland and western scotland. it will take most of the day before it pushes into cornwall and wales, perhaps just arriving in the isles of scilly. for the bulk of england and wales, during the day it will be dry. there will be some sunshine around, 15— 17 degrees. plenty of showers into north—western england. the rain turning quite heavy. look at the temperatures. 12 or 13 degrees, it will feel pretty miserable in northern ireland, and some of that rain turning quite heavy into scotland. not bad in eastern areas and it should stay dry for many of the matches in the champions league. maybe reigning
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towards the end of the match from manchester united. it certainly looks as though that rain will continue to spread north and east. some of it quite heavy in the early half of the night. the wind really starting to strengthen. gael source severe gales are not out of the question. if you are out on the roads, it is worth bearing in mind. tune into your bbc local radio station for further traffic and travel updates. we will see gusts of women's through the channel coast and into scotland, 50 miles an hour or so. “— and into scotland, 50 miles an hour or so. —— gusts of when. they might get as much as 75 miles an hour in north wales and across the north of england for a time. that will really push that rain out and leave a trail of squally showers. heavy, thundery may be, and feeling quite cool and disappointing in the showers. 12 or 13 degrees. is values in the mid—to high teens further south. not much change as we move into thursday. the isobars will still be a feature, that means it will be breezy, the
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wind is coming from the north—westerly direction and driving in those shells across the country. they will stay fairly frequent throughout the day on thursday, with little change as well, as we move into friday. at north—westerly breeze will stay with us. the risk of showers will stay with us. and if you are caught in the showers for any length of time it is going to feel quite disappointing. hello. you're watching bbc world news. our headlines: residents in florida are beginning to return to their homes, as authorities assess the widespread coastal flooding and damage caused by hurricane irma. severe damage is reported in the florida keys and nearly six million people are without electricity. the storm brought chaos to parts of the caribbean and many islands are struggling to cope. britain, france and the netherlands, which oversee territories in the region, have been criticised for being slow to respond. the british government's plans to replace the supremacy of european union law in the uk have passed their first major test in parliament. the eu withdrawal bill aims to cut the uk's political, financial and legal ties with brussels. the un security council has voted
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unanimously to impose new sanctions
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