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tv   Outside Source  BBC News  September 12, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm BST

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hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. after the storm, the clear—up. early images from the florida keys show the power of hurricane irma where a quarter of all homes were destroyed. coastal communities are also in ruins in the turks and caicos, but people there are determined to rebuild as soon as they can. everyone here is telling us the same thing. tourism is the lifeblood of these communities and, without it, these communities and, without it, the suffering will continue. the un voted unanimously for tougher sanctions on north korea following its latest nuclear test. donald trump's reaction? those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen. and the new iphone will recognises your face and possibly the look of shock on it when you learn of the price tag of up to1,000 dollars! and if you want to get in touch, the hashtag is bbc 05. after the hurricane,
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now the clear up. to florida first, and parts of the badly hit florida keys have been reopened to residents. but for others, returning home could be weeks away whilst the clearing up is still going on. this is one of the big jobs. this is a google map view of highway 1, the road connecting most of the islands which is in urgent need of clearing. another big task — assessing the state of the hundreds of bridges linking the islands. a lot of them are damaged like this. emergency federal aid has been released to help the 60% of homes in the state without power. how are things in miami right now?
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miami is trying to get back to normality after a very hectic week preparing for the hurricane. nearly 60% of the city is without energy and power. just driving to the office is a very complicated issue, dodging falling trees and power lines. still people here in miami feel fortunate after all these warnings that authorities gave, saying this could have a catastrophic impact in terms of lives lost. fortunately it did not turn up that way. there is damage parts of florida will stop but it feels like miami could been so much worse. how quickly do people think things will get back to normal? the authorities are saying many parts of the city will not have power before the city will not have power before the end of the weekend. other parts
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of south florida that were more directly hit, it could take weeks. yesterday i was in the western coast of florida, in the place where the hurricane made landfall, and that about weeks not days. the southern florida economy is very dependent on tourism and this will have an impact on how people are ready to go back to visit florida. so the impact on economic terms could be helped for long time. you mentioned the florida keys. do we have a picture of the full extent of how bad things are the? the authorities are just saying they are still evaluating the damage. for example, traffic into the region that depends on a single highway is very restricted. authorities are only allowing emergency vehicles and people who can emergency vehicles and people who ca n prove emergency vehicles and people who can prove they have businesses or houses over there. these islands are
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home to nearly 80,000 people. a lot left but a few decided to stay and authorities are still trying to establish how many people were directly affected by this storm. irma also devastated the caribbean islands. president macron of france has travelled to the french territories, which bore the burnt of the storm. this is him. today, he visited the heavily damaged island of guadeloupe, where he's been defending the french government's response to the hurricane. the priority is a return to normal life, reconstruction, then the time will come for evaluation. the british and dutch governments have also stepped up their response to help their storm—damaged overseas territories. the british virgin islands and anguilla will receive some 900 troops, and foreign secretary boris johnson is en route to the caribbean. over in turks and caicos islands, the extent of the damage is unclear but widespread. nick bryant reports from there.
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this church was supposed to protect people from irma — a sanctuary through the storm — butjust hours before the hurricane hit, the plan changed. people went elsewhere, and just as well. like many buildings here, it was destroyed. in the turks and caicos islands, low—lying coastal communities were worst—hit, beach—side homes now unlivable. basically, my family, we lost everything, everything. it's going to take some time to get back on our feet again, but, through the strength from god, we will. long bay beach is routinelyjudged to be one of the most beautiful in the world, a bucket list location, but this is what a category five hurricane can do to a five—star hotel. what's striking here is the determination to rebuild — notjust to put roofs over people's heads again, but to reopen restaurants and reopen these hotels as quickly as possible. everyone here is telling
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us the same thing — tourism is the lifeblood of these communities, and without it, the suffering will continue. so, as queues formed outside this supermarket for clean water and ice, there were pleas, too, for tourists to come back. i want the world to know, turks and caicos is not destroyed. we are open for business. we are a fine destination. we are not destroyed. we have some damage, but we are going to rebuild. we have rebuilt from ike and hanna. we are going to rebuild and come back. turks and caicos is open for business. but british holiday—makers stranded here for days were obviously desperate to get out when the airport reopened this morning. we were desperate to get out about four days ago, to be honest, so... finally you're leaving? at last. it has been really hard, but, yeah, we have survived. that's all that matters. as tourists tried to leave, another british military transport plane touched down.
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there are now 1,000 british military personnel assisting the relief effort in these caribbean uk territories, but they are facing the question, why did they take so long to arrive? as soon as the word came, we were at the door very quickly thereafter, and it isjust the physical distance, the separation. but we got here pretty quickly. what is especially cruel is that the poorest communities here had onlyjust rebuilt from the last hurricane, and that was nine years ago. nick bryant, bbc news, the turks and caicos. on monday, the united nations security council imposed fresh sanctions on north korea. this is what donald trump's had to say about them. we had a vote yesterday on sanctions, and we think it's just another very small step, not a big deal. rex and i were just discussing... not big, i don't know if it has any impact, but... certainly it was nice to get a 15 to nothing vote, but those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen.
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the north korea ns‘ reaction to the sanctions was similarly dramatic. their ambassador to the un said: "forthcoming measures by dprk will make the us suffer the greatest pain it ever experienced in its history." that un security council vote was last night. it was the us who was pushing for further sanctions. here's its ambassador. we've been down this road before. the security council has expressed its condemnation. we have levelled sanctions. but today is different. we are acting in response to a dangerous new development. north korea's test of acclaimed hydrogen bomb. today we are saying the world will never accept a nuclear armed north korea and today the security council is saying that, if the north
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korean regime does not support its nuclear programme, we will act to stop it ourselves. one reason for donald trump's comments might be that the sanctions are weaker than what the us originally pushed for. that was so that china and russia would support them. if you listen to the chinese ambassador to the un, you'll see they still have a different view on how to deescalate the crisis. we hope that the us will incorporate into its specific policies not seeking regime change, not seeking a colla pse seeking regime change, not seeking a collapse of the regime, not seeking an accelerated reunification of the peninsular and not sending anything more. the strengthening of the
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military peninsular and denuclearisation run counter to each other. we heard one response from north korea before. let's show you these pictures as well though. these were supplied by the north korean broadcaster kcna. they allegedly show the scientists involved in the nuclear test that sparked the latest sanctions apparently being applauded by celebrated by ordinary people as they leave pyongyang. of course, the reason that the north korean regime has chosen to release these pictures is to send a message that they're not about to scale down their nuclear ambitions. the idea of these sanctions is that they'll be forced to. the most important part of the new sanctions include a restriction on oil imports and a ban on textile exports. that's an attempt to starve north korea of fuel and cash for its weapons programme. here's our asia business correspondent, karishma vaswani, on how. textiles make up around $725 million worth of revenue that flows into the
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north korean economy. they are the second—biggest export earner for the north korean economy. it will hurt north korean economy. it will hurt north korea. but really, where the sanctions have failed to go full throttle is that area of oil imports and that is what really fuels the new north korean economy, that is what they need to fund and run their nuclear programme, and even though this round of sanctions does go somewhat towards that, it cuts off the gasoline and diesel imports by 56%, analysts have said that, unless you actually put in an oil embargo and literally starve off these fuel supplies, these oil supplies, to the north korean regime, it is very likely that the nuclear weapons programme will continue. let's just bring you some breaking news we have coming in to the newsroom. police and barcelona have cordoned
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off the sagrada familia church. the attention had been alerted by a van parked nearby but police say the incident was a force alarm. the cata la n incident was a force alarm. the catalan authorities said it was part ofan catalan authorities said it was part of an anti—terrorist operation. stay with us on outside source. still to come: thousands take to the streets in france to voice their anger over president emmanuel macron's planned reforms to labour laws. nine members of a traveller family have been jailed for between six and 15 years for running a slavery ring in lincolnshire. the rooneys forced 18 vulnerable men to work as labourers resurfacing driveways for little or no pay. their victims were beaten and kept in squalid conditions. some of the men were addicted to
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drugs and alcohol, some were homeless, some had mental health problems and they were forced to live in cramped caravans with no lighting, no heat, little food and the. rink today nine members of the same family were given jail sentences including a father and his twin sons. he also heard from some of the victims. the judge chose to quote some of them to convey how they are feeling at this time. one of them was quoted as saying, life with the rooneys was a living hell, i still fear being beaten by them. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our top story: early images from the florida keys show the power of hurricane irma where a quarter of all homes were destroyed. politicians and the philippines have
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voted to give just $20 to the public body investigating the country's war on drugs which has seen hundreds killed. the decision will effectively prevented from doing any work at all. the motion still requires approval in the senate. small private plane has crashed in connecticut. it shows the moment the plane wobbles, hits a tree crashes to the ground although the 79—year—old pilot was taken to hospital and amazingly he only suffers minor injuries. a 250—metre long fatberg weighing 130 tonnes — the equivalent of more than 11
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double decker buses — has been found blocking a sewer in east london. the solid mass of congealed fat, wet wipes, nappies, oil and condoms formed in a victorian—era tunnel. thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in france, to voice their anger over president emmanuel macron's planned reforms to labour laws. the hard—left cgt union are behind the demonstrations but two of the biggest union bodies did not take part. mr macron's proposed changes would hand companies more flexibility in negotiating wages and conditions directly with employees and limit damages paid to workers for unfair dismissal. as we know, mr macron is out of the country as these protests unfold. he is visiting french territories in the caribbean devastated by hurricane irma. but he did have these strong words last week. "i am fully determined and i won't cede any ground, not to slackers, nor
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cynics, nor hardliners". this is about why he was elected. he is doing exactly what he said he would do during his campaign. his main goal is to lower unemployment which he has called a french disease. right now it is double what it is in britain or germany, at 9.5%, and he would like to lower it to 7% in five years. his recipe for thatis to 7% in five years. his recipe for that is this loosening of labour laws, things he says have been done in britain or germany to help businesses hire and fire. we saw what it looked like in paris today. it could've been far more dramatic. in the past we have seen bigger demonstrations and protests and disruption. this is his baptism of fire. for every new president, it
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comes very early in his presidency. but as you said, the union subdivided so they have mobilised 200,000 people in france today. sometimes these things balloon into bigger things but right now i do not think he will be that worried. some commentators pointed out that the irony that many of those involved might not even be impacted by these changes which are aimed at the sector. that is true, a lot of these unionised workers from the public sector but they think they are next so they are worried anyway. they are the ones who tend to turnout. we a lwa ys the ones who tend to turnout. we always think that france is a heavily unionised country but it is not, only 8% of workers belong to a union but the unions have disproportionate power to influence the public discourse and they do it by demonstrating massively and creating strikes. there was some strikes today but nothing too
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disruptive yet. emmanuel macron was only elected in may this year. what is the general overview of him so farand is the general overview of him so far and how has he stuck to those promises? he is being very steely. he says he will not yield to the slackers but which became a rallying cry for the demonstrators. but his popularity has plummeted. it went down from 64% to 40% in a matter of months. the french are showing again how fickle they can be. but he asked to bejudged how fickle they can be. but he asked to be judged ultimately how fickle they can be. but he asked to bejudged ultimately in a how fickle they can be. but he asked to be judged ultimately in a few yea rs to be judged ultimately in a few years down the line. goldman sachs has downgraded. it has been revised down to just has downgraded. it has been revised down tojust 2%. has downgraded. it has been revised down to just 2%. the us treasury secretary has acknowledged that
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hurricanes are due to take their toll on the economy. if it's still too early to put a proper cost on these hurricanes in the tour they have ta ken? these hurricanes in the tour they have taken? absolutely. it is much too early. people have not been able too early. people have not been able to go into their homes to assess the damage when it comes to places like the state of florida. when you were talking about the downgrading of the gdp that is the overall economic development of the economy, what the us treasury secretary is saying is this will happen in the short term. for the third quarter we may see that we will have a lower gdp but the confidence that exist that, in the confidence that exist that, in the end, we will be able to make up coming into the fourth quarter and overall for the year. who do we think will foot the bill for all of this? this is where it gets really
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complicated because you have these governments and individual insurers and in each state it operates differently. in the state of texas, a lot of the damage happened as a result of flooding, and flooding is something that the federal government in texas is responsible for. but when you go to florida, a lot of insurers have started pulling out of florida over the last few yea rs out of florida over the last few years so it has been harder to get home insurance. you have smaller companies insuring homes so the are a lot of questions about how these insurers will be able to foot the bill from some of this damage. one independent company suggested that the amount per insurers could end up paying out is 20—40,000,000,000. the amount per insurers could end up paying out is 20-40,000,000,000. the indian prime minister said two of the country's most widely used
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banknotes would soon be illegal. it was supposed to be an anti—corruption was supposed to be an anti—corru ption measure was supposed to be an anti—corruption measure but it led to seems a bit like this. mass protests, queue stretching as far as the eye could see. the former governor of india's central bank said he had warned the government the project was a bad idea. they we re the project was a bad idea. they were short—term costs. especially if you have not printed the money necessary to replace what was taken out. what we have seen is the short—term costs have materialised in one way or another, that transactions... there is evidence that the fun of considerably. you can see it in the gdp numbers. at beating anything precisely is difficult but gdp has slowed. the hope is this is a temporary phenomenon as the cash has been
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printed and has gone back into the system. the demand for cash has tapered off. but in general, that means, for a period of two or three quarters, we have seen a slowdown. that is certainly evidence of short—term costs. longer term benefits are things like tax compliance. we have seen some blip in tax payments. it is hard to attribute that precisely to the monetisation but the jury is out. we will have to see if we will see enhanced tax compliance. a quick story from here in the uk from cornwall. the region is one of the poorest in the eu but it could be sitting on a multi—billion pound lithium bonanza that would bring its ancient mining industry back to life. it is a key component of many renewable technologies like mobile phones, tablets and electric ca rs. cornwall‘s ancient mining industry's been dormant for decades.
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but it could soon be sparked back into life by a very quiet revolution — electric and hybrid cars. most run on lithium batteries. the government is banning new petrol cars by 20110, so lithium is essential to the industry's future. this kind of car could be powered by cornish resources. with the electric cars, really, in exponential growth mode, the uk government supporting it, we are going to see significantly higher levels of demand. we think we're part of that equation. and here's one place they're going to explore. south crofty tin mine near cranbourne. it's hundreds of years old but closed in 1998. a canadian company is now working to open it back up. and where tin can be found, so can lithium. by mapping those fault zones, we can determine where the structures are, where we're most likely
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to find lithium. during the golden age of mining, some 400 were operating in cornwall. now there are none. they closed for economic reasons. the workers may have gone, but the metals and minerals are still there. this mineshaft was sunk 120 years ago. to think back then, if miners found lithium springs they were dangerous, something to be avoided because they were so hot. but now, it could be a key part of a green technological future. at the moment, lithium is mainly sourced from south america and australia. in an unstable world, lithium for cornwall could be strategically important. we rely a lot on raw materials. we have to get them from somewhere. we don't always have to import those from far flung parts of the world. we have them here. this is a deprived area. many locals say they would welcome the return of the mines. i think it would be fantastic.
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more jobs for the area as well. it's what the region needs, definitely. they know there are minerals underthere. itjust needs someone with the courage to invest. exploration will start within the next few months. i'll be back in a few minutes time. we will have the latest on myanmar‘s border with bangladesh. more than 300,000 french muslims have fled and myanmar has denounced the suggestion that this is ethnic cleansing. —— will hinge muslims. hurricane irma weakened into a
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tropical depression, bringing clustered heavy rains and thunderstorms to the south—east united states. tuesday and wednesday, further intense thunderstorms, up to six inches of rain falling thunderstorms, up to six inches of rainfalling in thunderstorms, up to six inches of rain falling in some places, travel disruption and flash flooding. eventually what this all away. now we are more concerned about hurricane jose, out in we are more concerned about hurricanejose, out in the north—east of the caribbean. this north—east of the canbbeafihis been north—east of the cenbbeenffhie been meandering away for the has been meandering away for the last day or so. it has been weak to a category one storm but it could strengthen back up again and it could pose a problem. it could impact some of the islands in the north—east of the caribbean and some models want to take it westwards close to florida or the south—east of the united states. other models wa nt to ta ke of the united states. other models want to take it away but we should be concerned about this after all the damage that irma has caused. any more wind and rain could be
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detrimental so we are keeping a careful eye on this system. out in the west pacific, we have got typhoon et. this strengthens as it moves north—westwards in the direction of taiwan and eastern china. we thought it would make la ndfall china. we thought it would make landfall but it looks like it will curve round, maybe just landfall but it looks like it will curve round, maybejust brust landfall but it looks like it will curve round, maybe just brust the east coast of china before curving on in the southern japan. another system we have been looking at is this one near the philippines. it is a tropical depression as has brought very heavy rain to manila. it could turn into a tropical storm as it heads towards southern china and north vietnam. back closer to home, we have had ferocious thunderstorms across parts of italy, in towards the balkans as well, flash flooding reported, but things look quite through wednesday. glorious beach weather to be had across greece,
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turkey and cyprus. a drier, warm, sunny day for much of italy and sicily as well through wednesday. storms the southern france and northern spain, but glorious weather for the costas. temperatures decent across the canary islands. closer to home, we have got the first named storm of the season. it will rip through during tuesday night in the wednesday morning, it could bring to some areas gusts of 70—75 mph, potentially disruptive for this time of year. the storm then moves away, leaving a blustery day and heavy showers. keep chewed for further update and also a uk week ahead weather forecast. goodbye for now. you are watching outside source.
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after the storm, the clear up, early images from the florida keys showing the power from hurricane images from the florida keys showing the powerfrom hurricane irma. immunity is also in ruins and the turks and caicos, but communities determined to rebuild. everybody telling us the same thing, tourism is the lifeblood of these communities, and without it, the suffering will continue. the new iphone will recognise your face, and possibly the look of shock when you realise the price tag is up to $1000. if you want to get in touch...
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