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this is bbc news, the headlines at 8pm. president trump has told the united nations that the international order is being threatened by a small group of rogue nations. he said that, if threatened, the us would totally destroy pyongyang. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. the united states is ready, willing and able but hopefully this hurricane maria is sweeping through the caribbean having already devastated the island of dominica overnight, at least one person was killed and two others are missing in guadeloupe. the british virgin islands and puerto rico are preparing for the storm. police investigating the grenfell tower disaster now say that the death toll injune may not be quite as high as 80 — as they had previously calculated. also in the next hour: the british government has
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suspended its cooperation with the army in myanmar amid "ongoing violence" in the country, formerly known as burma. the country's leader, aung san suu kyi, has been accused of failing to respond adequately to the situation. ryanair has published its cancelled flights up to the end of next month. passengers due to fly on cancelled services are to receive an email with details of their compensation. good evening and welcome to bbc news. it may be the home of international diplomacy but there was nothing diplomatic about donald trump's first major speech at the united nations as president. he attacked what he called rogue nations like iran and north korea. he told the general assembly of world leaders and senior diplomats that if north korea threatened the us or its allies it would face total destruction. our north america editor, jon sopel, reports on what the speech tells us
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about us foreign policy under donald trump. donald trump is used to being the centre of attention, but rarely has the global community waited with such bated breath to hearfrom him at his first address to the un general assembly. the isolationist ‘america first‘ president at the very embodiment of multilateralism and multinationalism. he was more conciliatory, but he was still donald trump. as president of the united states, i will always put america first. just like you, as the leaders of your countries, will always, and should always, put your countries first. he'd come to hug his friends and wallop us enemies, and none more so than north korea and their leader kim jong—un, or rocket man, as he called him. in the assembly, north korea's two allocated seats stood conspicuously empty.
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the united states has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. the united states is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. on the iran nuclear deal, he hinted that america could still walk away from it. "you haven't heard the last of this," he warned. but he ended up with a rallying cry for strong sovereign nations working together. we will fight together, sacrifice together, and stand together for peace, forfreedom, forjustice, for family, for humanity, and for the almighty god who made us all.
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thank you, god bless you, god bless the nations of the world, and god bless the united states of america. thank you very much. what will stand out from this address will be his comments on north korea, but there is no simple military solution. for all its shortcomings, the best way to make progress with pyongyang will be via the united nations, and the president knows it. we are going to be speaking to the former uk ambassador to north korea in the next few minutes to get his reaction to donald trump bath comment. we will also look at the front pages. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in the papers —
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our guests joining me tonight are senior political correspondent at the times — lucy fisher and the political editor of the sunday express — camilla tominey. stay with us for that. a powerful earthquake has hit southern mexico. it was felt in mexico city, shaking buildings and sending thousands into the street. the 7.4 magnitude earthquake was believed to have originated in the neighbouring region of puebla, this information is down from the us geological survey and has been measured at 7.4, absolutely huge earthquake. there was also an earthquake. there was also an earthquake in mexico last week. according to the american authorities, the us geological survey, this one has added 7.4 in the state of puebla. we will have more on that when we get it. but residents in mexico city felt it,
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even though it was in the neighbouring states, a very powerful earthquake indeed. more when we have it. the eastern caribbean — already devastated by hurricane irma — is in harm's way again, this time from hurricane maria. overnight it pummelled the island of dominica with torrential rain and winds of more than 160 miles per hour. with power down across the island it could be some hours before we know the scale of the devastation. maria is now heading towards puerto rico and the british virgin islands — from where our correspondent jeremy cooke reports. she is a mighty force of nature, barrelling in from the atlantic. hurricane maria hit guadalupe hard, the french authorities talking of extremely violent winds, ordering people to stay indoors. in martinique, too, high winds and heavy rain, as the hurricane eye passed within 30 miles. widespread flooding. but perhaps the worst so far has been dominica —
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conditions so bad hardly any pictures have emerged. an unverified video posted while the lights went off. the church roof has gone in, my neighbour's roof, gone! even the prime minister could not escape the storm, posting on facebook, "my roof is gone, i'm at the complete mercy of the hurricane. house is flooding." and he continues, "focus now is on rescuing trapped and securing medical assistance for the injured." the forecasters are frantically trying to plot maria's future course, with puerto rico on the highest hurricane alert. there's a rush to get supplies to protect homes and lives before maria arrives. timber, food and water, in high demand. queues at the petrol pumps. here in the british virgin islands getting the first taste of what is to come, with these
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squalls passing over in advance of the arrival of hurricane maria. these communities know full well the damage that can be caused by a powerful hurricane, and that is why they are battening down and preparing for the worst. right until the last minute today, these shattered communities have been doing their best to prepare. the fear, the forecast, is that hurricane maria is about to sweep through these already devastated islands. if irma was a knockout punch, what is predicted next feels like a low blow. for francine, it is all too much. i am homeless, because all the shelters are full. this is the devastation. you notice i have on different shoes, notice how i am dressed. we really need help here, because a lot of people are suffering. are you strong enough to take this again, another hurricane? well, no, but what can we do? hope and pray.
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the harsh reality here is that all the tonnes of debris can't be fixed down or made safe before the next hurricane is due to hit. the last thing these communities need. adding to the problems here, the drains are clogged with debris. more flooding seems inevitable. there's a lot of loose debris all over, the trees act like a barricade to the strong winds, all the leaves are gone, some of the trees have fallen. the trees on the hillsides, so if we have a lot of rain we are going to have some erosion and potential mudslides, so that is a big concern. everyone here is doing all they can to prepare. more than 20,000 british citizens facing their second potentially devastating hurricane in as many weeks. 0n the line is captain stephen norris, commanding officer of the royal fleet auxiliary mounts bay which is helping out in the caribbean coordinating
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the british aid effort. thanks forjoining us. first of all, what kind of destruction are you actually expecting in the british virgin islands potentially? the destruction from was quite characteristic —— hurricane irma was catastrophic, another of the same magnitude will cause even more died in destruction, —— damage and destruction. the concern is the virus that has been strewn indiscreet is now and the process of being cleared, could cause potential injury. in the eye and other areas in the past, they are battling down. what about the
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shelters on the island, were any of them damaged in any way, making it more difficult but another hurricane is coming after irma? they are on the virgin islands, the shelters remain intact, they are heading towards the shelters, the tension on the virgin islands which we attended was damaged, but i understand repairs have been made. the majority remain in good stead. what practical help of even offering islanders across the region? the services in anguilla, reports into hospital, getting the generators going, and
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saving lives that require our assistance. in the virgin islands, we have provided water, shelter, food, getting power back online and we have just started food, getting power back online and we havejust started rebuilding food, getting power back online and we have just started rebuilding some of the public infrastructure. with so of the public infrastructure. with so many hurricanes this hurricane season, so many hurricanes this hurricane season, are you so many hurricanes this hurricane season, are you likely to be out there for some time? we have always been here. our role is to provide security to the overseas territories, we are here 365 days a year and territories, we are here 365 days a yearand our territories, we are here 365 days a year and our current employment is for three years, but there's always been a ship in the area to provide that support, certainly doing the hurricane season. we will leave it there, thanks for joining hurricane season. we will leave it there, thanks forjoining us. getan
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get an idea how it is progressing. hurricane maria has got a bit stronger, we are not talking at maximum winds of i65 stronger, we are not talking at maximum winds of 165 mph. it is not expected to weaken significantly over the next 24—14 hours. look at the progress of this, it underwent rapid intensification as when someone— five category hurricane as it the dominator. it has been to the us virgin islands are now has brought a reader in its sights, it is maintaining strength and reads the strength it out partly because of the warm water it is moving over. that is a fuel for this type of storm in the hurricane. the colour is water, yellow and orange indicates water temperature above normalfor indicates water temperature above normal for the indicates water temperature above normalfor the time of indicates water temperature above normal for the time of year. we are
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talking water in excess of 28 celsius, the fuel for hurricanes. partly because of that, favourable conditions, it is maintaining strength and has got stronger. it will take itself very close to the us and british virgin islands through the night, local time and on wednesday it will go through puerto rico and then is close to the dominican republic. then the north coast which had an impact from irma, then to the turks and caicos islands, and at that stage all wea ken islands, and at that stage all weaken their bits perhaps. then it is not just weaken their bits perhaps. then it is notjust these destructive winds but it's flooding rain, put a reader could see 25 inches or 600 millimetres of rain, and the other fa ct millimetres of rain, and the other fact that the storm surge, a wall of water that comes in and around the hurricanes above timed level. another extremely dangerous situation, catastrophic as described by the us national hurricane centre,
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as hurricane maria maintain the powerful nature. nick miller there. will grant, is in san juan in puerto rico. hello. first of all, when our day expecting hurricane maria to hit where you are? the winds are already beginning to pick up a bit. certainly, people in the capital are beginning to batten down the hatches, we have seen them boarding up hatches, we have seen them boarding up windows so the closing businesses, they are expecting it to make landfall in the eastern tip of the islands and barrel its way across part of the northern coastline. at this stage, really, it is a question of those who haven't found safe, secure housing, somewhere to hunker down,
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are now doing so. maybe friends of family and what have you. puerto rico was affected relatively badly by hurricane irma and the fear is that maria is going to cause the kind of destruction that could replicate those problems? that's right. there was a collective sigh of relief on the island when hurricane irma didn't cause the devastation elsewhere in the region, but it looks like hurricane maria will make more of a direct hit. if it does impact the size that it currently is, it will be the biggest storm to make landfall on the island in over 85 years. so that gives you a sense of the scale of what we are talking about here. the governor is focus on the stage of making sure there was no loss of life ‘s other storm bearing down on the island,
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and the economic difficulties, puerto rico is in a bankruptcy difficulties, there is a lot of very poor housing, underfunded infrastructure, so the potentialfor damages quite significant. stay safe. to everyone out there. returning to our top story, donald trump's first speech to the un as president. with me in the studio isjohn everard, former british ambassador to north korea between 2006 and 2008. thanks forjoining us. donald trump has gotten to destroy north korea, is that the way to approach pyongyang's nuclear ambitions? probably not. firstly, the remark was conditional. if the united states has to defend itself or its allies, then it will have the totally destroy north korea. so the north koreans will notice that. but at the same time, this is very
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incendiary language. it is in any form of words. if he had simply repeated previous formation, that would have been tough enough, but is actually breaking new ground. it is quite explicit, totally destroy, doesn't allow much misunderstanding. what do you think the reaction is in pyongyang to these words?|j what do you think the reaction is in pyongyang to these words? i think there will be a mixture of alarm and angen there will be a mixture of alarm and anger. and i think that they will feel they have to respond in some way. you cannot let the president of the united states say that about your country and just roll over. the north korean told us before that they intend to press f2 with a missile —— press ahead with missiles and nuclear programmes, in equilibrium with the us. i have a sinking feeling that trump other coats remarks will accelerate those tensions. does play to the propaganda that we get in north korea that the people get, that eve ryo ne korea that the people get, that everyone hates us, everyone out
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there wants to destroy us, that's why we have to push on with the nuclear deterrent we believe, and this rhetoric from the white house, from president trump in particular, does that feed into that narrative grip yes. the north korean regime will invent what it needs to convince its people that it is right. but of course, trump's words make it so much easierfor the regime to convince people in north korea it is out to get on. having said all that, diplomacy has not worked in the past. sanctions have not worked. nothing has worked. the north korean publishing on and on and they are determined to get some kind of nuclear device that is serviceable, that they can threaten other nations with? yes, we're pretty much running out of options. diplomacy unlikely to work in the future, the north koreans said they do not want to talk. they will likely get more sections. —— sanction. donald trump seppi need to
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do much more. in the speech two, they also backed the finger at china, outrage, said donald trump, that countries meaning china, support north korea. that will not go down well. having said all that, there is a diplomatic track, tillerson and james matt this his national security adviser, we know that they are working behind the scenes to get a diplomatic resolution, so donald trump's words, yes he's the president but we know how bombastic years and how he treats all kinds of hours, all kinds of nonsense, should we just ignore all that and just worry about the grown—ups who are dealing with the diplomatic side of things? this was not an off the cuff marak. this was carefully prepared by the president at the un, you cannot simply ignore it. a diplomatic solution?
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certainly, a lot at unusually —— talking to the chinese and russians, and the north koreans aren't talking. he has not put forward an ambassadorfor talking. he has not put forward an ambassador for south korea ? talking. he has not put forward an ambassador for south korea? that's right. thanks forjoining us. we will move on now to the situation concerning the enquiry into the grenfell tower do vaster. —— disaster. the number of people who died in the grenfell —— disaster. tower fire may be slightly lower than originally thought — that's according to police investigating the blaze. initial estimates suggested around 80 people had been killed when the tower caught fire injune. speaking to the bbc earlier, our special correspondent lucy manning gave the latest on the adjusted figures. although an enormous mamba of people died here in grenfell, they now believe fewer than 80 died. there was cctv in the foyer said they have been able to count out around 240
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people that night out of the building. there are also investigating eight people for ford, fraudulently claiming they or their family members were involved in the fire. the cells are investigating for possible death at grenfell from the apartment that weren't so badly damaged, some money and possessions have gone missing and the police said they are devastated that this could have happened. we did get some sense today of the massive scale of this investigation. thousands of witness statements taken, documents seized and people investigated for manslaughter. identification of remains continues, today a little eight—year—old boy identified mehdi el—wahabi, his cousin said he always brought a smile and a laugh to my face. now it's time for the sports news.
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sport now, and a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. good evening. england lionesses are heading for a big win over russia in the opening match of their world cup qualifying campaign, it is also the first match since the allegations of racism against the coach, mark sampson. there was a symbolic show of unity after nicky to paris gave them the lead. she beckoned her team—mates to them the lead. she beckoned her tea m — mates to follow them the lead. she beckoned her team—mates to follow her and head steve sa m pson to team—mates to follow her and head steve sampson to celebrate with him. a big moment for the team. that was not the end of the scoring by any stretch of the imagination. lucy bronze, one of the best goals of the night, but made at half—time. —— made it 4—0 at half time. this is live in tranmere, live on bbc two if you'd like to carry on watching, the referee let sex at stake out a yellow card but the scoreline referee looks like she's taking out
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a yellow card but the scoreline is 5-0 a yellow card but the scoreline is 5—0 russia playing with one person's shorts. —— one person's shorts. 0ver —— one person's shorts. over to northern ireland's match, they are in qualifying action taking on the republic of ireland. before the 7:30pm kicker. at half—time, the republic of ireland lead by one goal to nil. rachel furnace with the goal. there are 11 fixtures taking place in the third round of the efl cup this evening, the pick of the matches is liverpool's trip to leicester. transfer deadline day signing alex 0xlade chamberlain made his first start for liverpool. he had a chance to my kids debut with a goal, one of several for liverpool. it is 0—0 —— make his debut with a goal. not many goals about at the moment. moving on to scotland, 2/4—final
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ties in the scottish league cup. in the last few minutes, english cricketers have beaten their west indies in the first 0di at old trafford. the tourists won the toss and started well but their momentum ended when key batsman chris gayle went for one big hit too many. he was out for 37, caught brilliantly byjoe root. that wicket helped restrict the windies to 204 from their reduced number of 42 overs. england's response was brisk — jonny bairstow, opening the batting in an 0di, going to a brilliant century off 97 balls. a great moment for him after some mixed performances in this form of the game. and just two balls later england sealed it with more than ten overs to spare.
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ben stokes finishing off the match in some style — england take a 1—0 lead in the series. britain's hannah barnes has finished ninth in the women's individual time trial at the world championships in norway. barnes — who missed out on selection for the rio olympic games last year — finished just one minute 23 seconds off the lead. olympic gold medallist elinor barker finished behind her in nineteenth after suffering a mechanical problem. dutch rider annemiek van vleuten took the world title ahead of her compatriot anna van der breggen. a little bit annoyed, i had a panic going up the hill so it was not ideal, it messed with my head a bit after that, i could go back down couldn't go out, that made the hill even more difficult than it should have been. more sport later
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this evening, see you then. an update now on that situation in mexico with that earthquake. a strong tremor felt in mexico city, the quake was in the south of the country. we understand various fires have been reported in the capital. according to officials in mexico city, people are trapped, some of those buildings are on fire. we also hear mexico airport has suspended operations after the earthquake, the main international airport. that is according to the head of mexico's emergency services, the main airport has suspended operations, there are various fires and buildings in mexico city. the earthquake to remind you, with 7.4 magnitude, a huge earthquake, that was in the south of the country, according to the united states geological survey.
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it was in the neighbouring state of puebla, next to mexico city. more details on what is happening there when we get it, we will bring them to you here on bbc news. the budget airline ryanair has published details of flights it's cancelling, up to the end of next month. customers will be emailed offers of alternatives or full refunds, along with compensation details. the airline's facing claims of up to 18 million pounds for the chaos that's left many passengers stranded. ryanair is shelving up to 50 flights daily over the next six weeks due to the over—allocation of pilots' holidays. it's also begun to offer big bonuses to pilots if they agree to work extra flights.
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a london headteacher who'd been kayaking in brazil has been confirmed dead by police. emma kelty from finchley was the head of a school in surbiton. three days ago she tweeted concerns over her safety whilst travelling along the amazon river. we know the local authorities have arrested a teenager in connection to the murder. a body has not yet been found. we know he was travelling along the amazon riverfrom palu, she was coming from kudos in peru in a kayak or a kayak identical to the one she had been showing in social media photos. it was found in between these cities. they are about 400 kilometres away from the capital of amazonia. she was travelling from baru to brazil via the area of the peruvian and colombian frontier which is considered quite a dangerous area because of drug gangs, disputes and also the presence of pirates. apparently, this teenager was part of a group of pirates. time for a look at the weather. hello, for the uk, as promised, it turned out to be a fine day underneath the ridge of high pressure.
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some good sunny spells around. clear for a time overnight, especially across eastern area, still a bit on the chilly side, and spots dipping down into single figures with the odd patch of mist and fog. overall, a milder night than it has been of late and we have outbreaks of rain pushing to parts of northern ireland and scotland with a fresh south—westerly wind. but more places on double—figure temperatures to start off the day tomorrow. we do have a weather system coming in tomorrow but only slowly, bringing rain across northern ireland into western scotland, more patchy across eastern scotland, some of it reaching at western counties of wales on the far south—west of england during the afternoon. but the rest of england and wales, despite increasing cloud, will stay mainly dry and it will be warmer. it's generally mild across the uk but, of course, is warmer when you stay dry and get to see some occasional sunshine. a band of heavy rain pushing across parts of england and wales on thursday, it will turn cooler but brighter behind it. president trump in his first address
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to the united nations urged rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime. the united states is ready, willing and able. —— in his first address to the un general assembly, president trump says america will "destroy" north korea, if threatened by kim jong—un. a powerful earthquake has hit mexico city, some buildings collapsed and there have been reports of some fires starting. the quake, measuring 7.1, had it's epicentre in puebla, around 80 miles south east of the capital. hurricane maria is heading for puerto rico and the british virgin islands. the storm has killed at least one person on the french island of guadeloupe.
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detectives say the number of people who died in the grenfell tower fire may be slightly fewer than their initial estimate of eighty. let's return to one of main stories this evening, hurricane maria, which is the seventh hurricane in the atlantic this season. that's well above the average for this time of the year. so what's happening? 0ur science editor david shukman explains. voiceover: the view from space of the terrifying swirl of cloud of hurricane maria. some years are relatively quiet during the hurricane season, but this one is shaping up to be one of the most violent. this image, from a fortnight ago, captures a rare sight, of three hurricanes together. the massive shape of hurricane irma in the centre, and two others, to the left and to the right. and now there's hurricane maria, which intensified with startling speed. what's remarkable about maria is that this time yesterday it was still a relatively small minor category one hurricane, and as the day proceeded it intensified incredibly rapidly to a top—level category 5 hurricane. so why do we seem to be getting
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so many hurricanes right now? well, they can develop whenever we get thunderstorms forming over warm oceans. and it's the warm water that are the key here. if the temperature of the sea surface is above 26 celsius, the air starts rising and spiralling, and if the winds are in the right direction the storm builds in size and in strength. and as it passes over yet more warm water, it can escalate into the most dangerous category, and do the most damage. this is the devastation caused by the high—speed winds and torrential rain of hurricane irma. early warnings sent out on social media meant the death toll wasn't higher, but until the hurricane season is over, there's still the potential for more storms to come. generally the season finishes about the end of november, but it can continue longer than that, depending on how severe a year it is, and, as we say, it does look like being a particularly
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bad year this year. the clouds of hurricane maria stretching over hundreds of miles. the bad news is that this massive storm is set to keep tracking over waters that are unusually warm. its impact is onlyjust beginning. david shukman, bbc news. studio: earlier today, the storm began to hit the islands of st. kitts and nevis, which was today due to celebrate its independence day. we can speak to lena samuels, communications advisor to the country's prime minister. it is good to see you, bring us up—to—date with the section where you are. —— situation where you are. it has been a tough day, the wind and rain has not let up, it started at 10pm, and it has gone on continuously, pummelling all the way through. visibility has dropped to 100 feet and there are reports of power lines
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down. signals are being severely reduced. people are trying to tough it out. it was meant to move on at 2pm, we are five hours behind you, it has not shifted at all, conditions have got worse, brain is thicker, visibility has decreased. you have not been able to do it where you are. we have been advised not to move out until we have been given the all clear, real concern is that there will be flying debris, andi that there will be flying debris, and i have seen pictures circulated of the stadium, where some of the metalwork has come away. they are advised to stay indoors and batten down the hatches. what aberrations have you been making, and the authorities been making over the last few days to deal with it? people have been advised, when it was a storm watch, to go out... people generally took it very seriously. all shots of people
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getting food. they have been keeping themselves well—stocked up, the problem with hurricane irma, the red cross were able to issue tarpaulin for people to put over their homes, they have run out. they have put in place a significant number of emergency shelters, which were booked by people in advance. the emergency management agency went out this morning to give some of the people in shelters some food. hurricane irma, that managed to steer st. kitts and needless, did it, did it cause as much damage there, as some of the other islands? it was not as bad as some of the other islands but it did cause some damage, the island lost powerfor 20, 48 hours. damage, the island lost powerfor 20,48 hours. —— 24 to 48 hours. it
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lost amenities and had to go to a clean—up operation, and of course, flights in and out were cancelled. there was some damage, and people still trying to recover from that initial phase. the shelters you have, can they cope with the numbers of people? it will be difficult to assess what the damage has been so far, how many people have responded. it will be a case of going out, we when we have been advised that the conditions will prevail for much longer than anticipated, before we can go out and see what is happening. we are beginning to lose the line, thank you very much for joining us. stay safe, and all of the other people there as well, please, stay safe. as maria follows in the footsteps of hurricane irma, one family from the british virgin islands knows exactly what it feels like to be caught in the eye of the storm. the ormods were forced to return
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to their parent's home in somerset, after losing virtually everything in irma. but they hope to return to the caribbean to help rebuild, both their home in tortola and the rest of the island. clinton rogers went to meet them voiceover: they are now homeless, back with their parents in somerset, having fled the british virgin islands pretty much with just the clothes on their backs. victims of a vicious hurricane that destroyed in a delicate way of life. people say it is like paradise. it isn't really paradise now! that is an understatement, there is very little left of the islands, and another hurricane is on its way. this is where we would sit and watch television. there is no roof! and no walls. the family were living here, this is all that is left of their home, the wooden shell ripped apart, they sum arrived at by paddling
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together in a downstairs bathroom, reliving those moments is plainly hard. they lived in tortola. we barricaded the door, i was pressed against the door, this was for at least a couple of hours. did you think you would make it? at one point we thought, it was more probability that not all of us would. bathrooms were filled with people cowering, everywhere, in the bath, in the shower... actual can work around the toilet cistern, with a mattress on their heads. stay there, stay there, because it was there, stay there, because it was the safest spot we could think of in the safest spot we could think of in the whole house. help is on its way from many quarters. rotary in somerset was packing hundreds of boxes today of life—saving equipment, water purification kits, food and clothing. and this family say they intend to go back to find a new home, they have responsibility to help rebuild tortola. the bvi is
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our home, we do not have a physical place but it is still our home. for me, asa place but it is still our home. for me, as a teacher, it is important to me, as a teacher, it is important to me that we get the school up and running again and the curriculum can return to the full set of features they had. now, somerset is home. and they had. now, somerset is home. and the way back is not clear. more now on the powerful earthquake in mexico, buildings have collapsed and some fires seem to have started. our reporterjuan pauliay is on the scene. this is the scene they see here, just after the earthquake has struck. i do not know the extent of the damage, what i do know is that
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dozens the damage, what i do know is that d oze ns of the damage, what i do know is that dozens of people are desperately removing rubble because they believe someone removing rubble because they believe someone is trapped. that is the latest on the scene, and the latest pictures we have of the situation in mexico city, some of the debris caused by that powerful earthquake. the presenter was in the neighbouring state of puebla, 76 miles from mexico city. people have been injured, clearly, you can see that. and apparently, fires have been started thomas as a result of that earthquake. 7.1 magnitude earthquake according to the us geological survey. lots of people out in the open, the safest place to be, when the earth is shaking, clearly you do not want to be inside any buildings and people have heeded that advice. out in the open. this isa map
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that advice. out in the open. this is a map of the country. mexico city in the bottom, the actual earthquake, further to the south west of mexico city. about 76 miles away. no reports as yet of any fatalities. if we do here anymore on this developing story, we will bring it to you when we get it. the prime minister may be meeting world leaders at the un headquarters but questions about a cabinet rift over brexit have followed her there. she's repeated her support for the foreign secretary after borisjohnson dismissed suggestions he might resign over brexit. the row comes just days before mrs may is due to make a major speech on brexit. our deputy political editor, john pienaar, reports from new york, his film contains some flashing images. are you as one? guess who we saw back from jogging? boris johnson didn't look much like britain's foreign secretary, but, gossip or no gossip, he was not planning to quit in a row over brexit. also, he said...
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we're going to deliver a fantastic brexit. and we are working together. the key thing is to make sure that britain can take advantage of the all the opportunities that brexit provides. and are you as one, are the two of you as one now? theresa may would love to be sure of that. she has enough on her plate. at the un meeting the secretary general, and a diary full of leaders, while planning her next move on brexit, and trying to sound confident that won't be derailed by ministers splitting or quitting. boris and the cabinet are clear that we have one focus in what we're doing on the european union issue. but you believe he's not about to walk? we're very clear we have one focus, and we're all working together to achieve that aim, which is the best possible deal for the united kingdom in leaving the european union. a prime minister's diary is always a nightmare. meetings with leaders and business people in new york, promoting britain as a world player here before and after brexit, and coming up fast, her big speech in florence on friday, which some see as a make—or—break for eu negotiations and cabinet unity. especially if she promises tens of billions to the eu after britain leaves.
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today she was just getting on with it, or trying to. you knew this job was going to be tough. you can't have known quite how tough. any regrets? i'm doing what i always do, and what i've done throughout my life, which is getting on with the job in hand, and i think that's what the british people want their prime minister to do. tomorrow it is theresa may's turn to address leaders gathered here, and many are experienced political players who may see her as a political lame duck, but she won't find much sympathy here or at home. there is work to do, and politics is a harsh and unforgiving business. john pienaar, bbc news, at the united nations, new york. studio: let's speak to out political correspondent ben wright is there a sense that she has put this boris been behind her? there are signs that an imminent risk,
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break, resignation, sacking, as receded. i don't think that will happen in the next few days but who knows. we are led to believe that borisjohnson will be at the florence speech that theresa may gives on friday, and, i understand, the two of them will meet at a reception of commonwealth leaders in new york, this evening, and both today have tried to smooth all this over, borisjohnson today have tried to smooth all this over, boris johnson insisting today have tried to smooth all this over, borisjohnson insisting he will not be quitting, that he is on board with the brexit strategy. and theresa may insisting borisjohnson is doing a good job in her view and they are singing from the same hymn sheet. there are clearly have been and remain divisions, particularly over this issue of exactly what sort of transitional arrangement the uk is seeking from the eu. that is the big question mark and borisjohnson has been clear, it is not want to see anything that represents just continuity, the status quo, with continual big payments to the eu for
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single market access. others in the cabinet, dick illy phillip hammond, believe that is what is required in the short term at least to smooth the short term at least to smooth the transition from britain being in the transition from britain being in the european union. to leaving it. theresa may will have to come clean and tell us and the eu what she wa nts. and tell us and the eu what she wants. so there is no inkling as to what is going to be in that speech? —— particularly philip hammond. what is going to be in that speech? -- particularly philip hammond. she did not say anything in interviews which revealed her thinking. it could be that the speech is a big damp squib, the hunch is that it is not going to be, if she will be taking ministers along with her, at what is being billed by number ten asa what is being billed by number ten as a significant intervention on brexit. she will have to say something. i think the eu are looking for her to do that because it is clear that talks have stalled, they are stuck and one way that it
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could be shoved forward is if theresa may does say more about the financial contributions britain may be prepared to pay, for access to european markets during the transition, and what sort of interim agreement, arrangement, she envisages. certainly, the us is looking for candour, notjust familiar rhetoric about governments and aspirations. the developing story over in central america, mexico, to be exact, we are now hearing, according to the reuters news agency, five people have died, in the state of, in the state of puebla, south—west of mexico city. some of these pictures from mexico city, they felt the shadow of that earthquake even though it was a good few dozen miles away. one collapsed building there, that you saw, and reports of fires,
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in some other buildings and people being trapped in some buildings that have collapsed. we hear that at least five people have died as a result of the earthquake, 7.1 magnitude, according to the us geological survey. lots of people out there in the open in mexico city, leaving buildings and trying to deal with potential after—shocks. the damage is pretty significant, as you can see. anymore of this, and we will bring it to you when get it. in his first address to the united nations general assembly, donald trump has said that the us is prepared to destroy north korea if america or its allies are threatened. hurricane maria has caused massive destruction on the island of dominica and is now
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heading towards puerto rico and the british virgin islands. a powerful earthquake has hit central mexico, causing the collapse of at least one building. mexico city's airport has suspended operations, and buildings across the city have been evacuated. an update on the market numbers for you, here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. another day where it is all green. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. in a major speech today myanmar‘s leader, aung san suu kyi, has insisted her government has made every effort to bring peace to rakhine state, where hundreds of thousands of rohingya muslims have fled their homes. in recent weeks 400,000 rohingya muslims have arrived in neighbouring bangladesh as a result of what the un has called ethnic cleansing. human rights groups have criticised
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aung san suu kyi saying the speech contained untruths and victim—blaming. jonah fisher reports from myanmar. voiceover: myanmar‘s nobel laureate arrived for her speech, a once unthinkable question hanging in the air. miss suu kyi, have you become an apologist for ethnic cleansing? there was no reply, that's aung san suu kyi's style these days. in the last three weeks, 400,000 rohingya muslims have fled her country, and she has said very little. miss suu kyi, do human rights still matter to you? this televised address to diplomats was miss suu kyi's chance to state her case to the world. we feel deeply for the suffering of all the people who have been caught up in the conflict. those who have had to flee their homes are many, notjust muslims and rakhines, but also small minority groups. this was miss suu kyi giving the "both sides" defence. overwhelmingly, the victims in this crisis have been the rohingya. as to who was responsible for burning villages,
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she refused to point the finger. then, to many people's surprise, there was this: we are concerned to hear that numbers of muslims are fleeing across the border to bangladesh. we want to find out why this exodus is happening. we would like to talk to those who have fled as well as those who have stayed. the speech will not satisfy miss suu kyi's many critics. a generous reading of it is that she is badly out of touch. but the idea that she put forward, that she does not know why hundreds of thousands of rohingya have fled into bangladesh simply beggars belief. almost without exception, they say they are fleeing atrocities being committed by burmese soldiers. some observers have called it "ethnic cleansing". ultimately, miss suu kyi does not control the burmese army, but its generals seem quietly
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pleased that it is her taking the flak. what will it take to stop the abuses? why have so many people fled, and why aren't your soldiers stopping the burning of villages? "this is their strategic plot." "the rohingya were the ones who started attacking security forces." "then they ran away." "they knew what they did, then got worried about it and ran away." aung san suu kyi has made her choice. her relationship with the military and the stability of her government comes before the rohingya and what is left of her reputation. jonah fisher, bbc news, naypyidaw. studio: police call handlers are struggling to deal with a rise in emergency calls, according to figures obtained by the bbc. they show that the number of 999 calls has increased by a third since january. figures also suggest the number not being answered has
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doubled in the last year. the national police chiefs' council claims people are using the 999 system incorrectly. sean dilley reports. right, so you are reporting your daughter as missing, is that correct? police control rooms like this one are the nerve centre of every force. it's where 999 and 101 calls are connected and where officers, staff and resources are deployed. but the bbc has learned that many forces are struggling to cope with an increased in demand. this has been intensified after recent terrorist attacks. results of a freedom of information request show that the number of 999 callers in the uk who disconnected before being answered by a police operator more than doubled from june 2016 tojune 2017. two of the forces most affected were the metropolitan police and greater manchester police. the met saw the number of unanswered emergency calls increase from more than 2,600 in 2016, to over 7,700 in 2017. the police federation of england and wales say officers are not coping. police staff are having to be replaced
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by police officers in non—operational rolls. that's got to have an effect on the frontline resource attending 999 calls. it's not fit for purpose at this moment in time. safety of the public needs to be paramount and unfortunately we cannot meet the demand at this moment. what is your emergency? in london, the met are fielding 2,000 extra calls each day than they were at the same time last year. here in the capital, the metropolitan police's three contact centres will take around 14,000 999 and 101 calls each day and you can see people are working really hard to make sure police resources are sent where they're needed but with the imceased volume in 101 and 999 calls, it is a real struggle. but if abuse of the 999 system stopped, the problem could be reduced. what i would ask the public, of course, is to remind themselves that it is a 999 emergency system.
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currently about half of our calls aren't for emergency police assistance. opinion is divided on police funding and whether more money is the solution to help meet increased demand but for now we can all help by only calling 999 in an emergency. sean dilley, bbc news. studio: another update on the situation in mexico after the powerful earthquake, a school has collapsed in the state of puebla, where the epicentre was earlier on this evening, 76 miles south—west of mexico city. a school has collapsed, two have been killed apparently as a result. five people have now died as a result of the earthquake, and several collapsed buildings in the capital, mexico city, itself. these are some of the latest pictures we have. reports of fires started as a
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result of the earthquake as well. and mexico city airport, the main international airport, has suspended operations. clearly, a developing story as a result of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake according to the us geological survey. more on this ina the us geological survey. more on this in a few minutes after the weather,. more about hurricane maria in a moment, in stark contrast to the weather that is going through the caribbean, much of the uk has had a fine day, a ridge of high pressure, temperatures as high as 19 degrees. most of us saw sunshine at some stage of the day, a few specks of cloud on the satellite picture. something more substantial coming in from the atlantic, pushing cloud across northern ireland, and breaks of rain moving in overnight and feeding into western parts of scotland. single figure temperatures down eastern parts, eastern england, a bit ofa
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down eastern parts, eastern england, a bit of a chill around for some of us. a bit of a chill around for some of us. not as cold as it was last night and this morning, temperatures dropping into low single figures, expecting most of us to be in double figures tomorrow morning. a different feel, south—westerly flow coming in from a milder direction, really heading out in northern ireland, with the cloud around, some outbreaks of rain, weather fronts moving in. the head of the weather front, we are drawing in the milder air, you will really feel the benefit during wednesday, if you happen to be dry and get to see some occasional sunshine. that is the picture across a large part of england and into east wales. for northern ireland, starting with outbreaks of rain, more persistent and heavier through the day. same goes for eastern areas, bit more patchy elsewhere, some of the rain moving into westernmost parts of rain, cornwall, devon, into wales and the bulk of england, broken cloud, sunny spells, temperatures near 20 degrees. technically milder
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in the rainy zones, you just won't feel benefit because it is raining and quite breezy. overnight, rain will push east, very slowly, heavier burst again, particularly in two parts of south—west england and wales. sta rt to parts of south—west england and wales. start to move further east, may not reach easternmost parts of england, warm, still ahead of it, behind it, drier, brighter, a bit cooler. now back to hurricane maria, went through dominic, with winds of 160 mph. we can do little bit today, you can see the eye, but it has strengthened again, 165 mph, bearing down on the british virgin islands. —— dominica. by thursday, close to the dominican republic and the turks and caicos islands, by which time it may be weakening a little but does not look like much. terrible weather in the caribbean. hello and welcome to outside source. straight to mexico, there has been
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an earthquake, five people has lost their lives for these are the earliest pictures to the newsroom, we we re earliest pictures to the newsroom, we were getting details all the time, we will share those seagulls with you. donald trump says he is prepared to destroy north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime. we will have the latest on hurricane maria and where the storm is heading. aung san suu kyi broke her silence about
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