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this is bbc news. our top stories: british police hunt for more potential suspects in the london tube bombing after arresting a man they believe may have planted the device. at this stage we're an open mind about whether more than one person was responsible for the attack. we are still pursuing numerous lines of requiring and at great pace. —— enquiry. a property west of london was raided as part of the investigation. it belongs to an elderly couple known for fostering children. bangladesh imposes sweeping new restrictions on 400,000 rohingya muslim refugees, stopping them from travelling once they enter the country. also in the programme, we bring you a special report on the people who survived the devastation of hurricane irma in the caribbean. every decimated building that you
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see was a restaurant, someone‘s main income. they will need to be rebuilt if this island is to survive. hello and welcome to bbc news. we begin here in the uk — where police have described the arrest of a teenager in connection with the london underground bomb attack as "very significa nt". they also say they are keeping an open mind on whether more than one person was involved. the 18—year—old was arrested at the port of dover — which is one of the main crossings into france. it all follows friday's attack which injured 30 people. a house in sunbury—on—thames was searched and people living nearby were evacuated from their homes. police are examining the remains of the homemade device, which failed to detonate fully —
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they will be looking forfingerprints, dna and other possible clues. daniel sandford reports from sunbury. the hunt for the london tube bomber led this afternoon to this surrey council estate, and a mauve terrace house. fearing an explosion during their search, counterterrorism officers evacuated residents from several streets around the property. there could be a bomb down there, and they were telling me i could go into my house, even though there could be a bomb. i'm really scared. the couple living in the house ron and pennyjones, are well—known for fostering teenagers, including refugees. they were even given mbes by the queen. she has fostered generations and generations of children. i've never known anyone more dedicated to the community and helping people. itjust shows you, doesn't it, maybe after all these years she's a bit too trusting.
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even the best people can be made a fool of. the house was raided after police arrested an 18—year—old man in the departure area of the port of dover just before 8am this morning. the port also had to be partially evacuated. it was an arrest senior detectives described as very significant, and was the first sign of a major breakthrough. at this stage we are keeping an open mind around whether more than one person is responsible for the attack. and we are still pursuing numerous lines of enquiry and at great pace. it seems that the improvised explosive device at parsons green station, a bomb in a bucket, had failed to go off properly. that bag is on fire. but it produced a sheet of flame in the carriage. 30 people ended up in casualty, and three were still in chelsea and westminster hospital this morning. but despite today's arrest, the official terrorism threat assessment in the uk is still at its highest level,
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with armed officers patrolling stations and busy venues like premier league football games. the threat level remains at critical, and there will be further investigations in part of the operation later today. we urge the public to remain vigilant but not alarmed, and we hope to come back with more news in due course. this has clearly been a good day for officers investigating the parsons green tube bomb, but they are not yet completely confident that the immediate threat is over. daniel sandford, bbc news, sunbury—on—thames. well, a little earlier daniel sandford gave us more details on the suspect who has been arrested. this is an 18—year—old man who was arrested in the departure area of the port of dover, the place where people who are about to board ferries to france are usually found.
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he was arrested by kent police on behalf of the counterterrorism officers who are investigating the failed attack. he is thought to be somebody who was being fostered by an elderly couple in this town in surrey, to the south—west of london, a town called sunbury on thames. the house of an elderly couple who had had hundreds of foster children in their care over many generations. it is their house being searched tonight and it was raided by very, very heavily armed officers this afternoon. it looks as if there was somebody who was being looked after by the smell bully couple, perhaps an overseas refugee, the main suspect behind the tube bombing. islamic state have claimed responsibility. how credible is that claim? well... islamic state claims responsibility for almost every incident of this nature that there has been in the uk. and in europe in
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recent yea rs. has been in the uk. and in europe in recent years. the fact that they sought a claim responsibility for everything suggest that they find that convenient for propaganda purposes. i don't think it necessarily tells us that this was something that was either inspired by their propaganda or actually driven by people in the islamic state territories in syria can make. it shows that they find these incidents are helpful for propaganda purposes. let's go to bangladesh now — where the government is planning to build a giant camp for the 400,000 ethnic rohingyas — who have fled from neighbouring myanmar. the government says it will also impose restrictions on the movement of the rohingyas, in order to prevent them from settling in other parts of the country. 0ur se asia correspondent jonathan head has the latest from cox's bazar. when they first started crossing the border three weeks ago, bangladesh said it would send the fleeing rohingyas back. with 400,000 already here from previous outbreaks of violence,
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the government believed it could not take any more. but the unprecedented surge in numbers of rohingyas has forced bangladesh to reconsider. it now wants to build a vast camp adjoining an existing one, in which it hopes to accommodate all 400,000 of the new arrivals. the police said they will also enforce restrictions, barring the rohingyas from moving elsewhere. there are questions, though, over how fast this can happen. the displaced rohingyas are in desperate need of the most basic aid. they are, in many cases, sleeping in the open with no sanitation or water supplies. until now, the un refugee agency has been restricted to the relatively small numbers, around 70,000, living in official camps. un officials hope the government will now consider a wider role for various un agencies so that a full—scale relief
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effort can be organised. jonathan head, bbc news, cox's bazaar. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news... security forces in the democratic republic of congo are reported to have shot dead more than thirty burundian refugees. many others were wounded. the refugees are said to have overrun a jail where four fellow burundians were being held. a jury in the us state of wisconsin — has decided a fifteen—year—old girl who admitted stabbing a classmate to "please a fictional character" was mentally ill. anissa weier told investigators she believed she had to kill her victim — in dedication to slender—man, a fictional horror character. she will now be sent to a psychiatric hospital. europe's biggest airline, ryanair, says it's cancelling up to 50 flights a day for the next six weeks, to try to improve punctuality. the move could affect nearly 300,000 passengers,
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who will be offered alternative flights or refunds. a demonstration has been held in central barcelona — in support of over 700 catalan mayors who backed a referendum on regional independence. the leaders have been summoned by spain's public prosecutor and will be arrested if they don't answer the summons. here's our europe regional editor, danny aeberhard. "we will vote" — the chanting from 700 mayors and their supporters gathered inside the gothic courtyard of catalonia's palace of government. they had come to the administrative heart of old barcelona. they were met by crowds waving the pro—independence flag and were received by the city's mayor and the region's president. those in madrid's sights hammered home messages of defiance. translation: we are sure we won't be
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cowed and we won't remain still. we will do everything necessary so that our people, the people we see every day, can exercise democracy and can vote. long live catalonia. the spanish government's dilemma, how to stop a referendum that polls suggest a clear majority of catalans want, even as they indicate that the odds are against independence. the prime minister has vowed to thwart what he has called an intolerable act of disobedience. but come down too heavily and it risks playing into the hands of the secessionists. the dilemma for the catalan authorities, how to stage such a referendum in the face of madrid's implacable opposition. this goes beyond legal threats and efforts to seize election materials. madrid looks set to take control
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of the region's finances next week. the referendum is planned for october the first, two weeks away. so far neither side is backing down. in australia, a koala has been released back into the wild after enduring a i6—kilometre nightmare — clinging onto the axle of a four—wheel drive. incredibly, she was unharmed as tom donkin reports. how much chemical while a bear? quite a lot, it seems. this koala in the australian southern city of adelaide held on to the dear life to the axle of the moving car for 16 frightening element is. the curious marsupial had stuck behind the wheel ofa marsupial had stuck behind the wheel of a parked car which took off with her still inside. it was only when
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the driver heard the panicked cries of the inadvertence doorway that was called. i have never seen anything like that and it is absolutely incredible. she was crying a little bit, she was shaken. certainly in shock. i rushed straight way that. rescuers had to remove the wheel of the four—wheel drive— to free the animal. luckily, apart from some burnt fur, no real harm was done. after a period of rest she was taken far away from traffic and back to the trees. happy to put the brakes on her driving days. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: we'll have a special report on the most powerful atlantic ocean storm in recorded history and its impact on the caribbean islands which faced the brunt of hurricane irma. 30 hours after the earthquake that
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devastated mexico city, rescue teams still have no idea just how many people have died. there are people alive and people not live. we just help with whatever we have. alive and people not live. we just help with whatever we havem looked as though they had come to fight a war. that their mission is to bring peace to east timor and nowhere on earth needs it more badly. the government's case has been forceful philippe presented by the justice minister. he been forceful philippe presented by thejustice minister. he has campaigned vigorously for abolition, having once witnessed one of his clients executed. elisabeth has spent a lot of time at this grotto. now that she has become a saint is expected that this area will be inundated with terraced. the mayor and local businesses regard the boom as yet another blessing of saint elizabeth. decision.
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this is bbc news. the latest headlines: police in the uk have arrested an 18—year old man on suspicion of a terror offence following friday's bombing on a london tube. bangladesh is imposing wide—ranging restrictions on the movement of more than 400,000 rohingya muslim refugees who've fled myanmar in recent weeks. hurricane irma devastated the caribbean islands last week, with the british overseas territories in the region particularly hard hit. the rescue effort started slowly and will take years to complete. the bbc were the first on the ground on the island of barbuda as a mass evacuation was taking place. here's laura bicker with a specially extended report. we are not coping. we are definitely not coping. my whole life is here,
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so... described in item you. what happened? well, it started off with winds. —— described the night for me. they started picking up, then the rain came in, the new winds picked up harder and harder. my brother worked out. the wind is broke. he is tried to pull it delivers, and i'm holding him. that make the windows broke. —— the windows rog. the winner scam. in my bedroom came. —— the windows broke.
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we had all this. —— go on. bedroom came. —— the windows broke. we had all this. -- go on. houses on tortola have been scattered for miles. don't tell they were we had to run and leave the house. the wind picked me up and took me. in the moment, there was like, my life as a lion. —— my life was on the line. walls caved in. the night was
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restless. he could not get to sleep. i think you were up all night, and everything to started to decay and crumble. what have you eaten in the last few days? nothing, hardly eating. you cannot cook. you have a biscuit or tea or water or whatever. and that is about it. what happens now? had no idea. the writers of that. everybody is in the same situation, and nobody can help one another. you can help each other, because everybody needs help. —— can't help each other.
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the object of this morning is to make sure we get every single resident off barbuda. we now have a mandatory evacuation in place. we are telling the people to vacate the island. we cannot afford a situation in which barbuda is hit by yet another hurricane in these conditions. don't worry. we will get you off the island to safety. you will be ok. the sheer horrifying scale of the damage means barely a building can be salvaged. the government has admitted it simply does not have the money to rebuild the entire island.
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we are calling on international partners to assist us. have you got enough food, water? no. everybody is fighting and stealing. people are breaking into people's homes and taking what they have. it is a state of emergencies. yelling. when it came to the opening of this supermarket just an hour ago, we witnessed shocking scenes. people were waiting eight hours in 35 degree weather. they are looking for water and canned food. when it comes to the local ministers, they told me it is simply not true that people are hungry. but i have been here on this island for the last five days and that is not what
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they are telling me. i have seen real determination, but now what i am seeing is real desperation. we need water and food. this is an emergency. have you had enough help? i don't think so. no help. you can go down there for a bit. we are fine. we are under control. but we did not 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. this market and other markets and lots of food arriving every day this week. we are trying to make some phone calls.
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how have things been for you? really difficult. there is no food or water. some people are bringing help. but we haven't seen anything. they are organising the logistics. while that happens, people are suffering. the food is finished. we have more children. it is tough. we have been told not to walk too far up this street because the number of serious prisoners is still high after the damaged prison. when you walk around this neighbourhood you get a real sense it is notjust about rebuilding lives and homes, it is about rebuilding trust. hi.
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is this where you live? i live right around the corner. i am feeling hungry. is it acceptable that seven days after the hurricane there is limited food and water? you have a lot coming in today. today is seven days after the hurricane. people have not had water for seven days. i can tell you the uk has made a huge effort. i have just talked to the premier, he says we have enough for months. we are intensifying the effort. most people would say the uk has made an absolutely stunning effort to get support to the island and help bring more water after what has been an unprecedented natural catastrophe. this was the bar here.
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first i have to get it cleared up. a lot of work. do you think you have got the money to do it? no. white sands is one of the most exclusive beaches on the british virgin islands. everything you see used to be a bar, a restaurant, someone's main source of income. everything has to be rebuilt if it is to survive. how many people have you been feeding is a? —— each day. how many people have you been
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feeding is a? -- each day. 50 - 150. it has basically been a community effort to build this shelter. the experts will give us the ability to rebuild in a way that we want, because in many ways, we did what we could in terms of building. the fact we have built something this substantial is due to them. but if we as a community come together we can have a community shelter, which we don't have as of now by the way. have you got the determination to do this? do we have the determination! you ask a very simple question. we have the determination. this is not only determination, it is a challenge. we have so much potential. i mean, look at these kids. they have gone through a traumatic experience but they are not as traumatised as you would expect. i think when everyone who needs to leave or would like to leave gets off the island which will happen pretty soon, i think the rest of us can really refocus our efforts on what needs to be done. that is how people go past.
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you are alive, there is hope. if we have any animosity among anyone of us, this is the time to come together and get stronger and move on. and i think we have to keep hope alive. and when we do that, we are going to make it. hurricane irma's trail of destruction is vast, and yet the caribbean spirit prevails. as our team walk the streets, so many told us the same message, they are simply grateful to be alive. that report from laura bicker on the destructive power of hurricane irma. don't forget you can get in touch with me online. that is it from me
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in the team. goodbye. hello. the second half of the weekend should bring us a decent day across weekend should bring us a decent day a cross m ost weekend should bring us a decent day across most part. a chilly start of the day on sunday, with some best. later on, sunshine. a few showers, but not as many as on saturday. not as heavy, either. low pressure still sitting to the east of the uk. high—pressure moving in from the south—west from the atlantic. that leaves us with a cool northerly breeze, can of digging for it in scotla nd breeze, can of digging for it in scotland in north—east england as well. most of the showers on sunday morning will be concentrated across southern england. across much of the rest of the country, quieter. some heavy showers towards the channel isles. inland, most of us will be dry with clear spells. 0ne isles. inland, most of us will be dry with clear spells. one or two patches of mist wran first thing across england and wales. the chance
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ofa across england and wales. the chance of a must learn the java north—east england. much of northern ireland and scotland, a dry and bright start. at a chilly start. these will warm up quickly once the sun gets going. they cool breeze across parts of eastern scotland in north—east england, at which could dry in a few isolated showers. most places will be drier a good part of the day. during the afternoon, russia showers developing. in many parts of the country, you will avoid the showers altogether, particularly in the north and west. but we could see one oi’ north and west. but we could see one or two towards the east. if you do catch one, it should pass through quickly. during sunday evening, any of those isolated showers will largely fade away, leaving us with a fairly dry night. but you will notice that pre—continuing our proceedings coast of england by drawing in one or two showers across the north sea. with clear skies and light winds elsewhere, a cool time. temperatures will be a few above
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freezing in some areas, giving equal start to the working week. monday, low pressure in ease and at high pressure in the us. with the northerly breeze feeding in, with showers and eastern showers and eastern scotland and england. further inland, one or two isolated showers popping up. many of us, the weather will be dry or right. temperatures i7 weather will be dry or right. temperatures 17 or 18 degrees in the south, but cool for newcastle and aberdeen. those temperatures are on the rise. goodbye for now. this is bbc news, the headlines. police in britain investigating the bomb attack on a london tube train say they're hunting for more potential suspects. an eighteen—year old man was arrested in the port of dover on suspicion of a terror offence. police also raided a property west of london following that arrest. the house belongs to an elderly couple who're known for fostering children over several decades.
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bangladesh has imposed wide—ranging restrictions on the movement of more than four—hundred—thousand rohingya muslim refugees — who have fled myanmar in the past three weeks. the scale of the crisis has overwhelmed parts of bangladesh. security forces in the democratic republic of congo are reported to have shot dead more than thirty burundian refugees. many others were wounded. the former world number one, tennis player, maria sharapova says she's put the doping scandal, that saw her suspended from the sport for 15 months, behind her.
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