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this is bbc news. i'm chris rogers. our top stories: the un says it will reveal more details about myanmar‘s alleged crimes against rohingya muslims. we have a special report from a refugee camp under pressure. the uk police raid a third property and continue to question two men after a bomb attack on a london tube train. and from the drama of the handmaid's tale to the politics of satire, the emmys recognise the best of american tv. and i'm sally bundock. theresa may heads to canada to secure ties, but why is she set to interfere in a trade dispute involving us and canadian aerospace companies? we messed up! ryanair blames an error in the planning of its pilots‘ holidays for a debacle which has left tens of thousands of passengers stranded, and created a pr nightmare for europe's biggest airline. hello and welcome to bbc news.
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a un fact—finding mission is due to release its first oral report in geneva later on monday, looking into alleged crimes by myanmar‘s security forces against rohingya muslims. the un has warned de facto leader aung san suu kyi she has one "last chance" to end the military offensive that's forced 400,000 rohingyas to flee to neighbouring bangladesh. 0ur correspondentjonathan head reports from the border. 0n the muddy shore of bangladesh's southernmost point, the stream of muslims seeking safety never stops. this is one of the places where the boats bring them in. and on the other side of the naf river, still
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the fires burn. it is astonishing that, more than three weeks after the violence broke out in rakhine state, we're still seeing these incredible numbers of people coming across the naf river, looking for shelter here in bangladesh. but, with so much of the rohingya population already in this country, the chances are the military operation inside myanmar is reaching its natural end. as far as the burmese military is concerned, these people are a historical problem that has now been fixed. mushtaq and his family have just arrived. his home was burned down three weeks ago, he said. he had sought shelter in four other villages inside myanmar before being forced to flee to bangladesh. but he has no idea where they will live. the camps that have sprung up to house previous waves of rohingyas are already horribly overcrowded. hafiz manjur has come here to try to find a home
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for himself and his pregnant wife. he arrived from myanmar a week ago after a harrowing journey. he filmed parts of it. he has tried three other camps but is having no luck. gosh, there's a lot of people there, all on the move. "we've been living in other people's houses," he told me. "we had to leave my mother in myanmar. "we need to find somewhere we can house her, as well, but we don't have much money." bangladesh doesn't want these people settling here. instead, it is planning to build a huge camp for all 400,000 new arrivals, and to confine them there. it is a drastic step for a country that feels its hospitality has already been stretched too far. jonathan head, bbc news, cox's bazar, bangladesh. and there's full coverage of developments in the rohingya crisis at the bbc news website. here in the uk, police investigating friday's bomb attack
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on the london underground have been searching a third address. the bbc understands it is a fried chicken shop in west london. two other properties have been searched nearby. two men, aged 21 and 18, are being questioned on suspicion of terrorism offences. andy moore reports. late on saturday night, a second man is arrested in the centre of hounslow in connection with the tube bombing. this is the ordinary detention. at least three forensic officers checked the man over for any evidence before he is taken away. he is 21 years old and believed to be a syrian refugee who used to live in sunbury alongside the first man detained at dover. the suspect was arrested just before midnight on saturday outside these shutters. all several hours yesterday police were carrying out an investigation and search of this chicken shop next door. a number of
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detectives left late last night showing several items in bags for further examination, including what seemed to be a television or computer monitor. the connection between this middle eastern chicken shop and the arrested man is unclear. but he is believed to have lived at this location in ui sta nwell, lived at this location in ui stanwell, surrey close lived at this location in ui sta nwell, surrey close to lived at this location in ui stanwell, surrey close to heathrow airport. neighbours described him as a quiet man who never caused any trouble. the focus of the most intensive police search is sunbury we re intensive police search is sunbury were an 18—year—old refugee thought to be from iraq shared a home with his elderly foster parents. these cctv images obtained by itv news show a young man leaving the back of the house very early on friday morning with a distinctive lidl curry bag. minutes later, a similar bag went up in flames on the floor ofa train bag went up in flames on the floor of a train at parsons green. the
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police investigations is by no means over but that reduction in the terror threat level means the authorities believe there is no longer an imminent risk of another attack. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. a third day of protests is underway in the american city of st louis following the acquittal of jason stockley, a white former police officer who killed a black man, anthony lamar smith, in 2011. the demonstration began peacefully but police say some protesters have been breaking shop windows and throwing objects at officers. there was similar violence on friday and saturday nights. a powerful storm in romania has killed eight people and injured many more. winds of up to 100km/h brought down trees and tore off roofs as it pounded the area around the western city of timisoara. some water and electricity supplies have been cut. the us secretary of state rex tillerson says washington is considering closing its embassy in cuba. more than 20 of its staff there have reported health conditions,
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including permanent hearing loss and nausea, caused by what the us is calling a "sonic attack". the embassy only opened in 2015 after an historic shift in relations under president 0bama. sally is here with all the business news. what do you have for us? this is interesting. a trade spat going on between the uk and canada and the us. i will explain. theresa may is seeking to exert some influence on the fraught issue of trade relations between the us and canada. at stake is a dispute over state subsidies involving the canadian plane firm bombardier brought by rival us plane maker boeing. today, she will discuss the issue with the canadian prime minister justin trudeau in ottawa. so what's going on here? in 2016, bombardier won a contract to supply over 100 c series passenger jets to the us airline delta. its american rival boeing
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complained to us authorities that the deal was unfairly subsidized by the canadian government. later this month, the us department of commerce could impose punitive tariffs on bombardier. theresa may recently called us president donald trump to ask him to intervene in the dispute. at issue is the protection of over 4,000 jobs at the bombardier plant in belfast in northern ireland. the subject ofjobs and northern ireland's economy is particularly important here because theresa may's government relies on votes from northern ireland's democratic unionist party to pass legislation through the house of commons. the dup is propping up the uk government as it negotiates brexit. the uk government is desperately trying to show that in a post—brexit world, it can make its own trade and business deals and allegiances. it's crucially important that it stays on very good terms with both
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the canadians and the americans. we will get an expert view on that in world business report. it's europe's biggest airline by passenger numbers and now, ryanair has created a massive pr nightmare for itself. the budget carrier announced on saturday that it would cancel 40—50 flights every day for the next six weeks. why? well, they're facing a massive backlog of staff leave, which means their pilots need to take holidays! the debacle has left tens of thousands of passengers stranded. as always the race a lot more to this and i will explain in world business report in about 20 minutes time. see you then. chris. the wife of the ousted pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif has won a by—election that was triggered when he stood down after being disqualified from public office. the supreme court ruled that he'd failed to disclose his full earnings during the last general election.
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unofficial results show kulsoom nawaz cool had a comfortable —— unofficial results show kulsoom nawaz had a comfortable win in her husband's heartland of lahore. as andrew plant reports, it was seen as a test of support for the sharif family ahead of next year's general election. voters going to the polls in pakistan under the watchful eyes of armed police — this by—election seen as highly sensitive. the parliamentary seat they are voting on used to belong to pakistan's former prime minister, nawaz sharif. it became vacant when he resigned injuly, disqualified from office by pakistan's supreme court after an investigation into his finances. translation: come out of the house, cast your votes. use your right to vote for a better future of your children. imran khan's opposition party fielded a candidate but many expressed their intention to vote for kulsoom nawaz, the wife of the former prime minister. translation: as far as i'm concerned, he was not disqualified. he was our prime minister yesterday, and he will be
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prime minister tomorrow. we're all with him. early results suggest that kulsoom nawaz has won the most votes — a signal that the ruling party and the sharif family still have strong support in lahore, and a country now focused on a general election next year. the bbc‘s secunder kermani joins me now from islamabad. secunda,it secunda, it seems obvious from the report that all involved including the public very much saw this as a referendum on the disqualification of the former prime minister? yes, that's right, both the ruling party and the leading political opposition had cast this is effectively the people's verdict on the disqualification of former prime minister nawaz sharif. both sides i think are claiming some sort of
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victory from this result. the plm party have said the fact that they w011 party have said the fact that they won the election and the vote shows the majority of the pakistani public believes their narrative which is nawaz sharif was disqualified as pa rt nawaz sharif was disqualified as part of a political conspiracy against him. however, their majority in this election decreased significantly from around 60% of the vote to around 48%. that is in the seats that has long been a stronghold of the sharif family so in runtime‘s stronghold of the sharif family so in ru ntime‘s party stronghold of the sharif family so in runtime‘s party has said the shows they are making inroads to support for the ruling party. this could be replicated on a wider scale the next few‘s general election. in fa ct the next few‘s general election. in fact the pdi party only increased their share of the vote by quite a small margin, around 2%, and the majority of new votes went to two new religious right wing parties who
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for the first time have convinced of this election and they on about 10% of the vote. secunder, when people are voting in by—elections or general elections in pakistani, what are the main issues that are important to the people of the country? well, this was certainly cast, although it is a by—election, it was cast as one on national issues and it was cast by both parties around the issue of the former prime minister's disqualification. what a lot of people are interested to see is how much this issue of nawaz sharif‘s disqualification resonates with the public, but how other or concerns will be revolved around access to clea n will be revolved around access to clean water, electricity, for example, and so i think the ruling party in the past had certainly looked to say don't worry, don't
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concentrate on the corruption allegations, look at all the achievements we've made in pakistani. we will see what happens in the 2018 general elections which should take place next summer. secunder, thank you. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: tracking the little dodo — the high—tech mission to save samoa's elusive national bird. it looked as though they had come to fight a war. but their mission is to bring peace to east timor and nowhere on earth needs it more badly. the government's case has been forcefully presented by mr badinter, the justice minister. he has campaigned vigorously for abolition, having once witnessed one of his clients being executed. elizabeth seton has spent a lot of time at this grotto. now that she has become a saint, it is expected that this area will be inundated with tourists. the mayor and local businesses regard the anticipated boom as yet another blessing of saint elizabeth. this is bbc news.
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the latest headlines... the un says it will reveal more details about myanmar‘s alleged crimes against rohingya muslims. bangladesh says it needs more aid for its refugee camps. more now on the plight of the rohingyas. phil robertson is the deputy asia director of human rights watch. the organisation has called on the international community to impose a new arms embargo and targeted sanctions on the military in myanmar. we can speak to him now from bangkok. so, today we are finally going to hear more from the un on what it thinks is happening in myanmar, what do you expect all, what would you like to hear, from the un today?” think that we have already heard
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from the un secretary general and the high commissioner for from the un secretary general and the high commissionerfor refugees. what we're seeing is ethnic cleansing and we agree with that assessment. the question is now what does the un expect member states to do. that is the trick is questioned. so far we have not seen anywhere near the level that we wanted of reaction to this atrocity being committed against the rohingya. there has to be a much higher level of response, there needs to be more engaged international community prepared to say to the burmese generals that there are going to be problems if you continue. this will not stand. people need to be allowed back, there must be support provided for them and there needs to be a place for them in burma. this crisis did notjust emerged last week, last month or even this year. it certainly has gotten worse over the last few months. why do you think it is that the un itself as well as its
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member countries are being so slow to react and to actually do something? well, i think that they we re something? well, i think that they were hoping that burma, which had been a human rights basket case for decades, was finally on the way out of that. that it was going to becoming a member of the international community with respect and standing and play an important role in asia. i think that their concern that this is all sliding backwards and i want to try to give the burma is a chance to pull out and they want to give on some sort to your chance. if we did not have her here, many people would have been far more willing to condemn the government. so i think there is a case where they are hoping to the best in preparing for the worst. they are looking at that and looking at what they need to do to put pressure on the military while encouraging the leader. the backdrop
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is the un report today. with a more satellite images release today of burning villages. what you think aung san suu kyi is likely to say today? will she see pressure to act? we hope so. i think that she needs to recognise that her international reputation is now on the line. if thatis reputation is now on the line. if that is important to her that she has to find a way to balance the lack of popularity of the rohingya inside burma with a need to pressure the military to respect human rights. she knows very well what this military is capable of and we are seeing the worst of it right 110w. are seeing the worst of it right now. instead of remaining silent and giving the impression that she is complicit with this, she must speak out and somehow differentiate her position from theirs and figure out how to apply some degree of pressure upon the military to stop the abuse of. many thanks for your time. sport now and in formula
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1, lewis hamilton won the singapore grand prix to extend his lead in the driver's championship. it came after a chaotic start to the race, where ferrari's sebastian vettel and kimmi raikonnen wiped each other out before the first turn. red bull's max verstappen and fernando alonso were also caught up in the carnage. hamilton avoided all of that — starting from fifth position, he stayed in control in the wet weather, to beat red bull's daniel ricciardo and mercedes team—mate, valterri bottas. manchester united scored three goals in the final nine minutes of their match against everton for a 4—0 win that takes them level with manchester city at the top of the premier league table. wayne rooney was given a warm welcome. the hosts
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will put ahead in the fourth minute followed by two more golf. a late penalty sealed the three points for jose mourinho side. penalty sealed the three points for jose mourinho side. everton is a very good team with very good players but they are in a difficult moment and when teams are in a difficult moment it is important that we do not give them confidence that we do not give them confidence that important to start strong and tried to kill their mentality as $0011 tried to kill their mentality as soon as possible. in the second half, their quality came up, good players, good solutions on the bench. their quality came up and it was difficult for a but we were a lwa ys was difficult for a but we were always solid. the dodo has been extinct for around 400 years. but its closest relative, known as the little dodo is still with us, but onlyjust. it could soon go the way of its illustrious ancestor. the race to save it is on — but do people even know what to look out for?
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david eades reports. samoa — a pacific island rich in exotic flora and fauna, and home to the manumea, the only place on the planet you can find it. but the little dodo, as it is fondly called, is very shy and very rare. from almost a decade ago, we have been searching so hard for the manumea, just to get a photo of it. just to confirm, hearing the calls, if it's actually present or not. and this is really the only proof it is still around. 0ne solitary photo of a scruffy juvenile, spotted four years ago. beyond that, drawings are the best bet. and they are displayed like a missing person's photofit, to villagers and hunters, in a drive to pick up every clue as to its lifestyle and whereabouts. they are really on the brink. you know, people estimate there are less than 300 in the world. there could well be less than 150 left. and they know so little about it that, you know, it's really going to be touch and go.
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it is ironic that we know more about the look and the life of the dodo itself, which disappeared hundreds of years ago. well, the manumea is as close a relative as you get. it is also tooth—billed, and it is as happy on the forest floor as it is up a tree, which is why it is so vulnerable. we willjust pick somewhere by the tree. in the forests, conservationists lay out sound recorders, hoping to pick up the manumea's call, aware that hunters may have had more luck finding it, even shooting it by mistake for a tasty local pigeon. this is not a lucky bird, and auckland zoo is helping to track and remove the rats and wild cats keen to snack on the bird and its eggs. it is no easy task, but it is worth it. this is the latest effort to show the manumea to samoans, who have never seen their national emblem in the flesh. and, without a breakthrough in the next few years, this could be the closest samoans get to seeing it.
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the us television industry has been patting itself on the back with the prime time emmy awards. some are calling this the golden age of tv so who ended up winning the big prices? jane james cook can tell us about the evening. a fairly liberal left—leaning hollywood elite in the audience and watching to a certain extent on television although you always wonder how president trump supporters take these shows is, indeed, many watch them at all. it began with stephen caldaire, satirising donald trump in song, making reference to various events in the news, not less the investigation into alleged links with the president denies between russia and his administration. then
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we have gone a long way from there and we have come to the end of the show. let me rattle through the big winners for you. the handmaid's tale, the dystopian drama is the big winner of the night in terms of one single category, best drama series. nicole kidman took lead actress in the limited series big little lies. a black comedy drama on hedge b0 which also did well. elisabeth moss w011 which also did well. elisabeth moss won lead actress for drama. lead actor went to stirling brown for his role in the family drama this is asked. big little lies also won limited series. comedy series went to veep. and british satirist charlie booker also won nme. the un is due to report later into alleged crimes by us myanmar
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security forces against the rohingya. 0ver security forces against the rohingya. over 400,000 rohingyas have been forced to fly directly to a sluggish. the ultimatum from the un comes shortly before the leader of myanmar is due to address her people. after a weekend of sunny spells, and some heavy showers around too, there is going to be a bit of a change in the weather as we head through this week. after that fairly cool and showery start, a bit of rain mid—week, particularly in the west. temperatures will be on the rise. thing is warming up as we look towards the end of this week. what we have at the moment is high pressure building in from the west, low pressure sitting in the east and
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a combination of pressure systems means they nor fully briefed lowing down the east coast. that brings she was the eastern scotland and eastern england but elsewhere mostly dry to start monday morning. there is mist, fog and murkiness surrounds so a murky start but will brighten up. chance of an odd chava but most places are dry. a few showers for south—east england and east anglia. after the murky start, but low cloud should break up. bright skies across north love, northern england and northern ireland where it will be a dry, bright start if not chilly first in. chilly for scotland is well with mist patches in the west. a few showers towards the north—east of scotland. that northerly breeze will continue to import a few showers around the eastern coast and then widely inland we will see a few p0p up then widely inland we will see a few pop up during the afternoon. sunshine in between, many of us avoiding showers altogether ticket further west across west wales, northern ireland and western scotla nd northern ireland and western scotland your day will be largely dry. if you catch a shower, it could
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be heavy with an odd rumble of thunder. a little cooler where we have a breeze across north—east england. 0vernight, more persistent rain makes its way south across the eastern parts of the country but clears away in the early hours of tuesday so once again it will be chilly by dawn on tuesday, particularly apache side. that could be lower for particularly apache side. that could be lowerfor a particularly apache side. that could be lower for a touch of frost towards the north and north—west. 0n tuesday, were likely to lose the front. the bridge of a high—pressure tuesday, were likely to lose the fi’oi week. bridge of a high—pressure tuesday, were likely to lose the fi’oi week. lighter)f a high—pressure tuesday, were likely to lose the fi’oi week. lighter winds jh—pressure tuesday, were likely to lose the fi’oi week. lighter winds and ressure the week. lighter winds and sunshine, we lose the showers from eastern parts of the country. just a little breezy with a few showers in the far north—west later in the there. for much of the country we will see temperatures 14— 18 degrees. that should feel quite pleasant.
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this is bbc world news. the headlines: a un fact—finding mission is due to release a report looking into alleged crimes by myanmar‘s security forces against rohingya muslims. the un has warned myanmar it has one last chance to end the military offensive. the uk police have searched a third property and are questioning two men after a bomb attack on a london tube train. the home office said police had made "good progress" in the investigation. there has been a third night of protests in the american city of st louis following the acquittal of a white police officer who killed a black man in 2011. kulsoom nawaz, the wife of the ousted pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif, has won his parliamentary seat in a by—election. now it's time for world business report.
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