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544254 :-— 52g; l525 2—9 9529 --., aaaa a gala-a aaa aaa aaa --.a ‘i more ~ aaaa a gala-a aaa aaa aaa ---a % more strongly, shake far more strongly, surprisingly, than solid bedrock so maybe it was because of what mexico city is built on. i did not expect this much damage when i heard about the quake and saw how deep it was.” saw some reports earlier that some of the buildings which collapsed required old buildings that have survived previous earthquakes. and yet he did not this time. can you explain that? there was a very big earthquake in 1985 and looking at the pictures of the school that has collapsed that looks to me like it is more recent than that, so it should have been built to withstand earthquakes. we know how to build schools and so they don't fall down. i suspect some corners may have been cut and building codes not adhered to. as for buildings that are genuinely older than 1985 and survived the quake but did not survived the quake but did not survive this, what collapses in an ad quake depends on the frequency with which the ground shakes and it depends onjust out with which the ground shakes and it depends on just out of the building is. all the buildings have a natural
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slower sway them shorter building so it depends how the ground sways as to which buildings are more likely to which buildings are more likely to come down. you mention the earthquake in mexico a couple of weeks ago, and these two earthquake linked? they are part of the same process , linked? they are part of the same process, the ford of the pacific ocean is being pushed down below the north american plate so below mexico. and on the 8th of september it was one plate being pushed below and over that give way, last night we re and over that give way, last night were yesterday afternoon in mexico it was the down going plate at some depth that tore apart so one earthquake did not set the other one off but they are part of the same tectonic process of one plate being pushed below another. what can you tell is based on this level of seismic activity in a period ofjust a couple of weeks about the likelihood of there being another earthquake in the country? there
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will be after—shocks, i am sure there will be after—shocks are ready and that is the risk to people in damaged buildings, but as to dwell there be a new fresh independent earthquake? they do not normally set each other off. these two in close time proximity is probably a core incidence. let's not be alarmist. it is unlikely that there will be another level seven earthquake in mexico this yearfor a another level seven earthquake in mexico this year for a few years but there could be. you can't tell when an earthquake or stroke. there was some warming —— warning of a few seconds, which was why sirens went off, but that is not forecasting events in advance. i am not expecting another major earthquake in mexico. thank you very much. you can also keep up to date on the bbc news website with live updates
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and eyewitness accounts, head to bbc.co.uk/news. police investigating last week's bombing at parsons green tube station in london have made two more arrests this morning. it follows the arrest of a 25 year old man yesterday evening in newport in south wales. the men, aged 30 and a8, were detained at a separate address in the city early today. in the last hour the assistant commissioner martin stewart from the metropolitan police has been updating the london assembly police and the take on the investigation. this morning to further people have been arrested in wales, the sort that rings us to a situation where we have five people currently in custody. the search that was taking place in hounslow has been completed and the commercial premises, we have
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two sets are still going on at two addresses in surrey and two searches are going on in wales in relation to the individuals that have been arrested this morning, so after the response that everyone we have seen on friday, still a very fast—moving and national investigation so counterterrorism command here working very closely with the welsh counterterrorism unit and forces in wales. so we are in the midst of the investigation. you will understand i can lead to more detail about that but it is progressing at speed. joining me now is home affairs corresponded tom simon. so this brings to five the number of arrests made in connection with the parsons green attack. yes if you look at the way this investigation has developed, and earlier arrest on the morning after the bombing in parsons
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green, that arrest in dover. possibly based on cctv pictures gathered from the scene of the train and the station where this happened. and then following that, the next night another rest, somebody who it is possible to see connections with in that case. and then a bit of a lull and then these three arrest in wales. i think what that tells us as detectives are developing an idea of a network of people who may be connected in some way, now that they not be the banning any terrorist attack, it may just not be the banning any terrorist attack, it mayjust be that the acquaintances allege together knew each other orfamily acquaintances allege together knew each other or family members. their paths have crossed in some way. exactly. the sort of investigations showed the police are very keen to get close to and put under surveillance people that they now are connected in some way to the people they are interested in. we have seen in previous investigations friends and acquaintances and relatives arrested early in the
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investigation, kept for a long time and released. clearly we have some way to go. have you detected since the parsons green attack in the past couple of days that there has been a heightened state of, i am looking for the right word, nervousness perhaps? we have seen a number of reports of suspicious packages which tha nkfully reports of suspicious packages which thankfully have turned out to be nothing, but do you think this is quite normal in the wake of an attack like parsons green? it is very normal, we saw following the attack the terror level reached a critical but made the police were not sure that there was not an imminent attack being planned. a quite quickly became sure it seems and dropped back to the severe level. at the critical level they can do things like use the military underground to back—up the police, bringing it back to severe we are back to we have been all year and that means we will see a lot of security around and a lot of people with potential terrorism in the news
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reporting this sort of thing to the police were perhaps they might have just walked on and clearly with a device placed on a train that went unnoticed we think that for about 90 seconds from the point of it was left by the person who put it on the train, then that is something that people are thinking about. thank you very much. the us national hurricane centre is talking of the ‘potentially catastrophic impact‘ that hurricane maria could cause as it hits the virgin islands and puerto rico in the caribbean. forecasters say the hurricane has again intensified, with winds of more than 280 kilometres an hour. will grant is in puerto rico and sent this report. swathes of the caribbean have barely has time to draw breath from the last storm when hurricane maria started causing devastation. at the moment the most vulnerable are the smaller islands including the former french colonies, guadeloupe and
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martinique. authorities have ordered evacuations, a report said at least one person died in guadeloupe. the tiny island of dominica was directly in the path of the huge storm, and a p pa re ntly in the path of the huge storm, and apparently suffered the worst of the damage. these pictures would cannot yet be verified reportedly show the moment the lights were down there. if country's prime minister described the situation as it was unfolding on his facebook page. he called the damage mind—boggling. as the storm began to bear down on the us virgin islands and puerto rico people boarded up their homes and shut down businesses and schools. the territory ‘s government ricardo bussell urged people to take cover with family or friends or in emergency shelters if need be. if you are in a flood zone or wooden housing reset your life is in danger. around 60,000 people in puerto rico are still without power after haddock in my head a week ago,
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at the time the people here largely briefly collective sigh of relief, this time many fear the impact will be far more significant. the vast majority of people i nowjust hunkered down and hoping that this, the most powerful storm to strike the most powerful storm to strike the island and a hundred years, does not bring too much devastation with that. the headlines on bbc newsroom live: a devastating earthquake hits mexico killing more than 200 people, including at least 20 children in a school. detectives in wales have arrested two more men in connection with the parsons green tube attack following the arrest of a man in newport yesterday. hurricane maria has begun lashing the us virgin islands and is expected to hit the east coast of puerto rico shortly. and in sport nikita parris says she does not want judicious and in sport nikita parris says she does not wantjudicious beg anyone after celebrating her goal in england's 6—0 when by running to
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join the manager on the sidelines. any albacore, the player —— the player who has made allegations any albacore, the player —— the player who h simpson |llegations any albacore, the player —— the player who h simpson said itions this respectful. and jonny bairstow admits it has been a long time coming that he scored his maiden one—day hundred in england's seven wicket win over the west indies at old trafford, the next five match series is tomorrow. more stories on half an hour. theresa may will use a speech at the united nations later today to urge internet companies to take action against online extremism. meanwhile, brexit continues to be a key issue for world leaders gathering in new york this week, from where our deputy political correspondent, john pienaar, sent this report. theresa may will use her turn here
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at the end to literature theme of tackling online extremism. she will call for more coordination between nations, she will offer british help the countries seeking to tackle identify and take down dangerous content. she will meet the leaders of italy and france as part of an effort to bring about more coordination. it is all part of theresa may's effort to make sure britain continues to be a global player up to and after brexit and brexit is still an issue that hangs in the airover brexit is still an issue that hangs in the air over this week. she will be going to florence on friday with the —— for the big speech, it promises to be a defining contribution by the prey minister, speculation of what is in it continues to be only speculation, and now that she may offer to make —— to put money into the eu while britain makes this transition head of the eu to break the negotiation deadlock in brussels. no word yet from the government or downing street on that. but as i say the
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anticipation continues to grow. all eyes will be on borisjohnson, he has been here with the prey minister, and is expected to be with her performance. we will see whether her performance. we will see whether he is entirely on—site. he said he has not thought of resigning but his reaction to the speech which could bea game reaction to the speech which could be a game changer, that'll be critical because the speech could put allsorts of things on the line, the unity of the cabinet and the party. it could - sampson, the bench to join mark sampson, the manager accused of discrimination by eni aluko. paris told our reporter she wanted to get a point across after some difficult months for the tea m after some difficult months for the team and sampson. sa team, a tough time for us all, but we are sticking together and on our world cup campaign. it has been a tough few months but mark has put the ina a tough few months but mark has put the in a position to play senior football at home in seaside, and i am gratefulfor football at home in seaside, and i am grateful for the whole
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experience, really. —— in merseyside. you wanted to make a statement? definitely. a difficult time for everyone involved. a serious situation and everyone is involved. a serious situation and everyone is aware involved. a serious situation and everyone is aware of that. we try our best. but again it is about the foot ball our best. but again it is about the football and the players have really focused on that and the staff have been incredible to focus on that and when you prepare now and give yourself a chance, you can perform like tonight. well eni aluko — the player who has accused sampson of bullying and racism — wasn't particularly impressed... issuing a pretty damning response via twitter. another player who's raised grievances against sampson also got involved. these the comments of former england forward lianne sanderson... northern ireland's women have lost two out of two after being beaten 2—0 by the republic of ireland.
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rachel furniss with an own goal to hand the republic the lead... megan campbell completed the scoring in the second half. premier league sides stoke and burnley were both knocked out of the efl cup by lower league opposition last night. crystal palace got their first win under new boss roy hodgson. liverpool were beaten by leicester at the king power. islam slimani rounding off a 2—0 win after shinji okazaki got the first. liverpool haven't won any of their last four games england will take a 1—0 lead into the second one—day international against the west indies afterjonny bairstow took advantage of his chance as an opener to score his first odi century. bairstow reached 100 as england easily chased down 205 to win the match at old trafford by seven wickets. ben stokes hitting the winning runs with more than ten overs to spare. the second game is tomorrow at trent bridge with england hoping to maintain this winning momentum. something you always strive for as a
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site, you want to back up good wins and we want to go into the third game having won two on the bounce, and move forward all the time. i think we are getting better at that, and it is just making sure that you are looking all the time to improve and work out situations and get wickets as quickly as possible and go out there under pressure. finally, having covered a combined distance of over 4,200 miles this summer winning both the vuelta a espana and tour de france there's no let up for chris froome. he's putting on the colours of gb, and will race in the time trial at the world championships in norway this afternoon. it isa it is a huge honour to put on the great britain colours and race for something more than our trade team. there is only one occasion a year i
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get to do that and that is at the world championships, and the olympics every four years. it is a special occasion and something i look forward to all year. that's all sport for now. more in the next hour. more than 200 people have been killed and many more are missing after a strong earthquake struck central mexico. the 7.1 magnitude quake brought down 50 buildings in the capital, mexico city, including a primary school, where 22 children have been killed — 30 others are missing. the epicentre of the quake was in puebla state, south of the capital — it has also caused casualties in other surrounding areas and the emergency services, helped by hundreds of volunteers, are sifting through the rubble by hand, looking for survivors. we will show you some of the
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striking images we have been receiving. this video was taken from a high—rise building in mexico city in the moments after the quake, from this point of view you can see dust rising from multiple locations across the city, and a fire as well on the roof of one of the buildings. here you can see part of the site of a building just giving away and collapsing in the aftermath of the earthquake, like dozens of other buildings in the capital. and amongst the rubble, the dust, buyers have also been breaking out. that is that the number of locations. —— buyers have been breaking out. these distressing images show a building coming down sometime after the initial shock. —— fires have been breaking out. join me is a social responsibility coordinator at the international children's charity world vision.
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regular joining children's charity world vision. regularjoining us, children's charity world vision. regular joining us, and just children's charity world vision. regularjoining us, and just tell us how the charity is responding. thank you for receiving me. at this point, me, as a person who lives in mexico city, and a part of an organisation, we are shocked by this situation. but world vision have the expertise at serving children and families in situations like this. since yesterday groups of volunteers have been sent by us to provide help to rescue teams, and families affected by this disaster. of course, one of the headlines are emerging from this dreadful earthquake is the story of the school that has collapsed with, we believe, around 20 children confirmed dead, and the search on going for other children. for all of those young people in mexico city affected by this, it is going to be hugely travelling on a physical and psychological level. how will world
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vision respond specifically to that? firstly, we provide with the first emergency kits in regard to water hygiene and food. that is the first this letter days. also we work with something which we called friendly spaces for children, which we provide recreational activities for children for them, when they are affected. and not only to provide children with physical needs but emotional needs, as they are the most effective in the long—term. children are most affected by the emotional acts of this kind of situation. how much beer do you sent in the ——, the do you sense in the city much beer only in the weeks after another
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issue? —— how much fear do you sense? a lot of emotional prices around the city, but at the same time you see on social media people helping out. a lot of solidarity and generosity among citizens, for example, yesterday the red stop lights were not working in the city, and citizens were helping organise traffic. i think that maximises outcomes with previous experience, which has helped us become more aware and more helpful towards others. there is fear in the city but at the same time a good sense of generosity among people. what do you hear about the buildings that collapsed ? worthy what do you hear about the buildings that collapsed? worthy older buildings, new buildings? what can you tell us about that specifically? a lot of buildings damaged were older buildings that did not have sufficient support of this scale. as
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of the 44 buildings that were affected, there are still 38 buildings which are still being searched for people, and still having people rescued. that is the main concern. it sounds like there is still very much in the hope that some survivors will be down there. yes, there... we still always keep hope that survivors will be found. thank you for talking to us and we wish you well with your work there. thank you, from world vision in mexico city. with me is lourdes heredia from bbc mundo. she was a schoolgirl in mexico city when an earthquake hit exactly 32 years ago — 10,000 people died in that quake. a very bizarre and uncomfortable coincidence i am sure when you heard the news of this earthquake 32 years exactly after the quake you experienced. what went through your
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mind yesterday? for everyone who has experienced something like that, you have raw memories that come back when you hear that something similar happened. i a hear that something similar happened. ia member hear that something similar happened. i a member i was in high school and my mum was waiting for us. school and my mum was waiting for us. one of the scenes for every mexican right now and around the world is these parents waiting outside the school that collapsed. the president says there are still 30 kids inside and eight adults. the way the rescue goes is usually bare hands. they try not to move more than... to try to get into it. when they hear sounds, they put a placard up they hear sounds, they put a placard up saying silence, and you can see from the crowds, everything goes silent to try to hear the tapping or the shouting or, depending how many hours has gone past... and when somebody comes alive from the
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rubble, it is just like a somebody comes alive from the rubble, it isjust like a miracle. people outside, the parents are waiting. i remember when. .. people outside, the parents are waiting. i rememberwhen... in 1985| was in school and it was early when the earthquake happened. the school was not in full capacity. there were no bones, no cell phones. in 1885... the parents had to wait at home. —— in 1985. when i got on my mum cried foran hourand we in 1985. when i got on my mum cried for an hour and we could not understand why she was so stressed. the relief... yes, and the people that might be worst nightmare is your kid is under the rubble waiting to be rescued, and that is where all the attention of the media is going to that school in the south of the city, trying to see... now there will be a lot of questions why the buildings were not strong enough and why we see collapsed buildings again. but right now it is people, all their heart and attention is on rescuing the people that are still trapped.
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it is understandable why everyone's hopes and fears are focused on that school, if you like. it becomes symbolic for all hopes and fears, knowing that more than 200 people are already confirmed dead, but holding survivors will be done under the rubble. also, i think... the rubble. also, ithink... he the rubble. also, i think... he was talking about how people react and there is this solidarity of people helping each other and trying to make from a tragedy, people living there. it is a huge, massive city, you can imagine. mexico city is huge and it was a factor in the centre and the south. what i rememberfrom1985 was a factor in the centre and the south. what i remember from 1985 is at first there is shock and then hope for the rescues, but then later on, when it is left, the smell of dead bodies under the rubble. that smell, i can tell you, nowadays when
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i hear anything about earthquakes it strikes me. it is a raw nerve. it is a smell that doesn't let you go. when they ask all the questions, could we have done better? could we avoid these kind of tragedies? mexico, it is not the first time and probably not the last that these kind of earthquakes will be seen. ican kind of earthquakes will be seen. i can tell it readers be about this, but thank you very much. —— i can tell it is emotional to talk about. you can keep up—to—date on any developments in the search for survivors with live updates and eyewitness accounts, head to our website. the wreck of a german submarine that sank during world war i has been banned in the north sea. the u—boat is said to be in good condition at a depth of 30 metres of the belgian coast. all hatches are sealed,
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suggesting the bodies of the 23 men of the crew are probably still on board. this report from sarah corker. coming out of the darkness deep in the north sea, this german submarine has laid undiscovered since world war i. this now hundred —year—old u—boat is lying on its standard side and is almost completely intact. footage filled by divers showed the periscope still sticking out. what became of its crew is a mystery. translation: until now we are not yet sure which u—boat it is. there are three options. the crew is still on board. the shutters are still on board. the shutters are still closed so we presume the crew of 23 are still on board. damage to the ballot suggests the ub2 attack submarine was hit by a mine. 92 u—boats were stationed in
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belgian ports during world war i. disrupting british trade routes was a part of german tactics. translation: the germans sent 200 -- a large number of boats and almost bought be british to their unease with u—boats. the u—boats were also targets with a 70 lost at sea. the exact location of the wreck is being kept secret to avoid damage or looting. with the help of the german embassy, officials are now trying to establish the identity of those on board, missing at sea for all these yea rs. board, missing at sea for all these years. sarah corker, bbc news. public services will struggle to recruit and retain the staff they need. public services will struggle to recruit and retain the staff they need unless ministers ease the restraint on pay — that's according to the institute for fiscal studies economic research group. average weekly public sector pay has fallen by 4% in real terms in the past eight years. senior research economist at the ifs jonathan cribbjoins me now.
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it is interesting the tone of this research because it takes a slightly fuller view and some other pieces of research have done, in that it says perhaps the government needs to look at easing the pay restraint, yet appreciate that doing so is going to cause what you call a conundrum. i think it is causing a conundrum. public sector pay, if it continues to be restrained, is going to fall quite significantly compared to private sector pay, making it harder for the public sector to recruit and retain and motivate the high—quality staff it needs for public services. but at a time spending restraints, when we spend £180 billion on employing public sector workers, even small increases are going to need significant extra resources
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needed by departments. with this government, you are talking about an ideological shift as well as everything else, in terms of austerity and to what degree that austerity is applied. it is true that if the government decides to pay the public sector workers more and decides to give the department is more to pay for them, thenit department is more to pay for them, then it needs to think about, how does that fit with its public finance plans? whether it means more borrowing, less other spending or more taxes. the key question is, how with the government fund any increases? did you come up with ideas or suggestions in this research? one possibility is the government simply increases the pay of the public sector workers, nurses, teachers, police, and asks their employers to buying the savings within their current budget. that will be difficult, and means those employers making cuts. and they have been trying to do that
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already, have a day, employers? since 2010 we have been through in most departments substantial cuts to their spending, and that would pile it on more. have you come up with a thicker than the amount you think would have to be found to cover the sort of public sector pay increases you are talking about? —— have you come up with a thicker? get the government decide to increase instead of 1% over the next two years, sms inflation or the private sector earnings, it will cost about £6 billion. —— it will cost about £6 billion. —— it will cost £6 billion per yearfor 2019-20. is there an argument to be made that if you keep with the public pay restraint and therefore failed to recruit the right calibre of candidates into the public sector, that in the longer term that could potentially be costlier? it is certainly costly. at the public sector loses or bills to recruit the high—quality staff it needs,, and recruit the high—quality staff it needs, , and if recruit the high—quality staff it needs,, and if they don't do so, it
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might end up we are spending a lot of money providing nowhere near as good public services as we could with relatively small amounts more. a lot of discussion points there. thank you very much. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour, but first, the headlines on bbc newsroom live. a devastating earthquake hits mexico, killing more than 200 people including at least 20 children in a school. detectives in wales have arrested two more men in connection with the parsons green tube attack, following the arrest of a man in newport yesterday. hurricane maria has begun lashing the us virgin islands and is expected to hit the east coast of puerto rico shortly. these are the business stories. india's tata steel and german rival thyssenkrupp are to merge their european steel operations creating the world's second largest steel maker. the tie—up though will lead to around 4,000 job losses. the two companies have been in negotiations since last year,
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when tata abandoned plans to sell off its uk operations, including its site at port talbot in south wales. entrepreneurs are looking to downsize, sell or close their firms at a rate not seen in years, according to a downbeat study from the federation of small business. it says 13% of respondents were looking for ways out of their business, the highest rate since 2012. the fsb says the fall in optimism is based on rising costs and a weaker uk economy. retail sales jumped last month as shoppers continued to spend despite strong price rises. sales were up 2.4% on this time last year, the 52nd consecutive month of year—on—year increases and much higher than forecasts. tata steel and germany's thyssenkrupp have agreed to merge their european operations in a move that would create the second biggest steelmaker in europe. the two companies have been in negotiations since last year
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when tata halted the sale of its uk business. talks had stalled over tata's huge pension liabilities. the new business is expected to employee 118,000 people, and the combined group will operate across 31 different sites throughout europe. but it will involve the loss of 4000 jobs across europe. this morning, i spoke to thyssenkrupp's chief financial officer and asked him why they were doing this deal. i asked whether the number of redundancies could be even higher. what we clearly wanted to outline here is that we see a maximum, and we have seen that a lot of fears in some of the involved countries were there that it would be by far bigger. i think this number, given the more than 45,000 employees that we have in these assets currently, and that we want to realise it over a time frame of the first year, clearly indicates that there will be redundancies, but that the volume of the redundancies is a lot less than many people expected. and on top of that, one clearly has to say if both parties continued to stand alone, i think the redundancies
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to cope with the challenges of our industry would be higher. chief financial officer at thyssenkrupp. you can watch business live every weekday at eight 30 on bbc news. on tomorrow's programme the latest from united states, as the latest from united states, as the central bank in america prepares to wind down its stimulus programme. that stimulus programme has been propping up the economy since the financial crisis. retail sales jumped last month, according to the latest figures. it boosts the chances the bank of england will raise interest rates in november. last week the bank said it was likely to raise interest rates in the coming months if the economy continued to grow and inflation carried on rising. the official data shows a sharp pick—up in sales growth in august to its fastest since april, despite rising prices that have previously squeezed spending. i'm with kate hardcastle, retail
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analyst at insight with passion. nice to see you. i have heard is this is an interesting conundrum. prices are going up but we are still going out and buying. traditionally that would have gone the other way. that is the case but we have some things about august which make it special. we know now that discounting is so premium, and in august we were seeing discounts of up august we were seeing discounts of up to 70%. people on nonessential items would have been thinking, at this price i will commit and buy. again we have this mindset of credit available, or a need to buy items, and a lot of choice out there to go and a lot of choice out there to go and do it. i don't think it is a lwa ys and do it. i don't think it is always born to be back with delight we got a lot of money and can go to speu we got a lot of money and can go to spell and it. there isjust a need to purchase an times at a discounted rate. i don't want to be pessimistic but experience tells me in the past what happened is when we go out spending,
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we have a big month and then the poll comes in the subsequent month. people might start thinking, better put some money away for christmas. we collect bootstrapping but you will see that over the early autumn and before christmas i think, inevitable to the time when you need to spend as well. obviously you have back to school, people labelling it as long as possible before kids go back to buy uniforms. whilst positive to hear any news of growth and improvement in a retail market, which is challenging, perhaps there are certain reasons behind it. good stuff. thank you so much. good to talk to you. a lot of other business stories to update you on... japan has reported annual export growth of 18.1%, its strongest in four years. a pick—up in shipments of cars, car parts, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment increased japan's year—on—year exports to the united states in august by 21.8% versus an 11.5% annual increase in the previous month. google is to invest a total of £1 million in projects seeking
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to help counter online extremism in the uk. the fund, the technology giant has said, is part of a £3.69 million commitment set aside to address the emergence of extremist content posted online across the globe. this comes as prime minister theresa may prepares urge technology companies to be more proactive in shutting down spaces where extremist ideology is shared, in a speech to the united nations general assembly later. ryanair is offering its pilots bonuses of up to £12,000 if they forego some of their annual leave. the irish carrier is trying to avoid even more flight cancellations after it announced that thousands of flights were being cancelled because it had "messed up" pilot holiday rotas. let's look at the market numbers... kingfisher, owner of bm), up even though we are not spending as much on diy. the headlines are coming up on the bbc news channel. in a moment we say goodbye to viewers on bbc two. first we leave you with a look at the weather.
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yes, first of all, it is just in the last 20 minutes, but hurricane irma has made landfall in the south—east of puerto rico as a category for major hurricane —— hurricane maria. devastating with winds up to 155 mph. earlier it passed to the south of the us virgin islands and since then, as you mentioned in the last 20 minutes, made landfall in the south—east of puerto rico. accompanied by the winds we have a storm surge and heavy rain leading to some mudslides and some coastal flooding as well. that is over the next few days. back to the uk, it is cloudy out there for many. some brea ks cloudy out there for many. some breaks in the cloud to give us some sunny spells, but the biggest cloud is towards the north and west. despite the cloud we have some mild air moving from the self through the course of today, so we get that sunshine breaking through, and it
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will feel warm and pleasant with temperatures up into the low 20s. but to the further north and west, there will be thicker cloud and outbreaks of rain. that rain continues across scotland were much of this afternoon, clearing up across the far north—west, but for northern ireland the rainwater particularly heavy with a tricky rush hour on your way home. and some rain moving towards cumbria, into words wales and the south—west of england. by four o'clock this afternoon, some heavy rain at times. heading further east, and while again it will be mostly cloudy with those brighter skies, the average is up those brighter skies, the average is up into the higher teens, perhaps 20 or 21 celsius. through the evening tonight, patchy rain spreading his words, with rain across the west intensifying. into western areas... with milder air across as, it won't be as cold as recent nights, with temperatures in double figures about 11 or 14 celsius. during their stay,
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this area of rain is associated with this area of rain is associated with this weather front, a waving weather front we call it. it means some more intense rain moving northwards across the weather front. tricky first thing tomorrow morning across parts of wales, south—west england and into north—west england. some rainfor and into north—west england. some rain for scotland at head of that front. there will be some sunny spells in the selfies, feeling warm, but further north and west there will feel pressure, temperature is around 14 or 16 celsius. that's it from me. this is bbc news, and these are the top stories developing at midday. a devastating earthquake hits mexico — killing more than 200 people including at least 20 children in a school. dozens of buildings have collapsed, and the search for survivors continues. we left and when we left the building started collapsing, 30
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seconds after we left the building came down. medical workers set up makeshift hospitals and the army is deployed. detectives in wales have arrested two more men in connection with the parsons green tube attack, following the arrest of a man in newport yesterday. hurricane maria has begun lashing the us virgin islands after passing through guadaloupe — leaving at least one person dead. the hurricane has been weakened to category 4 — but remains extremely dangerous and is expected to hit the east coast of puerto rico within hours. also this hour, the prime minister's fight against online extremism. theresa may will use a speech at the united nations today to urge internet companies to take action. and a new study suggests that nearly a quarter of 14 —— and going for gold once again, chris froome will race in the time trial at the world championships in norway this afternoon. good afternoon.
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it's wednesday 20th september. welcome to bbc newsroom live. a powerful earthquake has struck central mexico, bringing down dozens of buildings; the government says more than 200 people have been killed. a state of disaster has been declared in the capital, mexico city. the magnitude 7.1 quake hit at around lunchtime yesterday. mexican officials say 217 people are confirmed dead — about half of those in mexico city. at least 22 children are thought to have died in just one school that collapsed. another 30 pupils are missing. the epicentre of the earthquake was in the puebla state, about 75 miles from the capital mexico city — it has also caused casualties in other surrounding areas.
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the quake happened as many people we re the quake happened as many people were taking part in an earthquake drill. thousand ran onto the street in panic. overnight in mexico city a desperate race against time to save lives. much of the focus on this flattened primary school were at least 20 children were killed and dozens more are still missing. family and friends clinging to hope that their loved ones might still be pulled out alive. translation: the only thing we have been told is to go to the hospital to check if our family members out there. but my family members out there. but my family has gone and there is no news of her relatives. in some places
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sniffer dogs have been brought in to try and locate people who may have been trapped, but shifting the rubble is going to take some time. the mexican president visited the primary school to see the west the operation first—hand. translation: as of now 22 bodies have been found including two adults, there are 30 children missing, eight adults still missing and the rescue operation is still going. in daylight the scale of the damage across mexico city is even more striking. and all this in a city of more than 20 million, with one of the highest population densities in the world. it seems inevitable, the death toll will go up. this is the moment the earthquake hit at lunchtime yesterday. this massive city looking like it was under attack. you were lucky if he got out alive.
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this is my building. it collapsed. i got to the bottom and everything came down around me. the whole building is gone. this cctv film is from a shopping centre, as the rift begins to collapse. this woman getting out of the way not a moment too soon. and for those who survived, they are going to need help. translation: we
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need antibiotics, wooden boards, ropes, blankets, food, medical help. much of mexico city is now in ruins. but the epicentre of this massive quake was some 120 kilometres away. in those more reward communities the situation could be even worse. juan paullier is bbc mundo's correspondent in mexico city. he's been out on the streets of the capital. dozens of buildings collapsed in this part of mexico city and he had over their data is one where there isa over their data is one where there is a catholic at the moment. they are working to try and fix it as soon as are working to try and fix it as soon as possible. in order to avoid a bigger tragedy. they are getting ready for the worst, they have bla nkets ready for the worst, they have blankets and medical supplies in case they have two the injured people. the hospital is under
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control as the earthquake security protocol dictates, we evacuated the hospital and checked the structure is working at 100%. the hospital has its own power for eight hours before we actually run out of diesel. we are organising with the volunteers we have, doctors, nurses, and we are working with our own —— materials and supplies with people. so far we have not received any injured people. we will wait. we need antibiotics, heaton —— ewing patches, wooden boards, food and medical help. laura carlsen was in the downtown area of mexico city when the earthquake struck. she's been telling the bbc how strong the tremor was, as well as how impressive the response to it has been. we began
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to feel the earth move. there was fear everywhere. we ran downstairs, trying to grab hold of the banisters as we went down the rickety stairway. the movement was intense. and we just had an earthquake less than two weeks ago that was also very strong, but this one was even stronger, and the way it moved. an earthquake, it kind of attacks your basic security, because it's the sort of thing that you assume would happen, although we know that this is a seismic zone. we ran out into the street. everyone got out of the building. in the street, the streets were filled with people who had evacuated buildings. they were crying, they were hugging, you could see the dust on the street from buildings that had fallen. you could smell the gas. there were instructions, don't light a cigarette, be careful, come away from buildings. there was broken glass. after that the sirens began of the rescue operations. they treated the wounded woman just a half a block from where we were. we don't know. someone said shejumped in panic. others said that she was
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struck in the street. we don't really know what happened to her. but this was unfortunately a typical scene at this time. since then we were instructed not to drive in order to facilitate daniel is an american working in mexico city and he has the describing the moment the earthquake hit. abbas on the 26th for the health and tell the second highest building in mexico city, and it was impossible to stand up, glass was breaking and furniture falling over, you basically had to crawl out. ryanairas you basically had to crawl out. ryanair as you said it is night out, the police a full us to stay off the streets. there are only handy answers and firemen —— fire engines and volunteer trucks going by. there isa and volunteer trucks going by. there is a lot of looting going on we have been told, some of the stores have been told, some of the stores have been damaged and people are taking advantage in entering the stories so they have asked us to stay out of they have asked us to stay out of the streets. that has been horrific.
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mexico city was built on a lake bed so we mexico city was built on a lake bed so we really feel, 7.1 feels stronger. i used to live in chile and in africa and kenya near the rift valley and this was much much stronger. it is clear that you are high up in the hotel you are staying m, high up in the hotel you are staying in, were you in that reminded happened? i am in the 24, i was on the 26th at the time. everyone knew it was an earthquake but there was no way to get out. he could not go down the stairs until later. when we we nt down the stairs until later. when we went down the stairs there was a lot of what are falling down the stairwell and a woman had to be carried out, she was in a wheelchair and she was carried down about 25 to stairs. so it was a rather frightening time. a lot of people are sleeping in the lobby because they are afraid that there will be after—shocks. they are afraid that there will be after-shocks. another witness account of the moment the earthquake struck. and you can keep up—to—date
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on the bbc website with live updates and eyewitness accounts. police investigating last week's bombing at parsons green tube station in london have made two more arrests this morning. it follows the arrest of a 25 year old man yesterday evening in newport in south wales. the men aged 30 and 48, were detained at separate addresses in newport early today. in the last hour assistant commissioner martin hewitt from the metropolitan police has been updating the london assembly police and crime committee on the investigation. this morning to further people have been arrested in wales, so that brings us to a situation where we have five people currently in custody. the search that was taking place in hounslow has been completed ina place in hounslow has been completed in a commercial premises and we have two search is still going on at the two search is still going on at the two addresses in surrey and to still
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going on in wales in relation to the individuals that have been arrested this morning. so after the response that everyone will have seen on friday, still a very fast—moving and national investigation. counterterrorism comanche are working very closely with the welsh counterterrorism unit and the forces in surrey as well. we are in the midst of the investigation and you will understand we can't go into details but it is progressing at speed. our home affairs correspondent tom symonds spoke to me a little earlier and said detectives were investigating a network of suspects. if you look at the way this investigation has developed, and early arrest on the morning after the bombing in parsons green, the arrest in dover. possibly based on cctv pictures gathered from the
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scene and the train station where this happened. and following that the next night of arrests of somebody who it is possible to see connections with in that case. and then a bit of a lull and these three arrests in wales. what that tells others detectives are developing an idea of a network of people who may be connected in some way. that may not be through planning any kind of terrorist attack, it mayjust be that the acquaintances and live together and you each other, your family members, anything. their paths crossed in some way. exactly. the sort of investigation should the police were very keen to get close to and arrest or put under surveillance people that they now are connected in some way to the people they are interested in. and we have seen in previous investigations friends and acquaintances, relatives arrested early in the investigation, kept quite a long time and least. so clearly we have a long way to go. have you detected since the parsons
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green attack that there has been a heightened state of... nervousness perhaps? we have seen a number of reports of suspicious packages would tha nkfully reports of suspicious packages would thankfully have turned out to be nothing but do you think this is quite normal in the wake of an attack like parsons green? it is very normal, we attack like parsons green? it is very normal, we saw attack like parsons green? it is very normal, we saw following the attack the terror threat level released to critical which meant the police were not sure that there was not an police were not sure that there was notan imminent police were not sure that there was not an imminent attack being planned, the quite quickly became a bit more sure it seems and dropped it back to the severe level. at the critical level they can do things like use the militarily underground to back—up the police, bring it back to back—up the police, bring it back to severe, we are back to where we have been all year and that means that we are going to see a lot of security alerts and a lot of people of potential terrorism in the news reporting the sort of thing to the police were perhaps they might have just walked on. but clearly with the device plays the train that went
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unnoticed we think for about 90 seconds from the point where it was left by the person who put it on the train, that is something that people are thinking about. the headlines on bbc newsroom live: a devastating earthquake hits mexico killing more than 200 people including at least 20 children in the school. dozens of buildings have collapsed and the search for survivors continues. detectives in wales have arrested two more men in connection with the parsons green should attack following the arrest ofa man should attack following the arrest of a man in newport yesterday. haddock in maria has made landfall in puerto rico, 35 miles east of the capital with winds of over 150 mph. time for sport and active queue. good afternoon, the international panel on it a has spawned two world championships that were due to take
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place in mexico city later this month following the earthquake in the country. the swimming and weightlifting world championships for the 2017 power sport festival have been postponed after the ipc consulted with the local government and organising committee. it is the first time the ipc has had to postpone a major championship, they say it is unique circumstances and the right thing to do. england striker nicky harris insists her celebration came naturally after she scored the first goal in their 6—0 win over russia and ran to the bench with team—mates to join mark sampson, the manager at the centre of of bullying and racism, accusations of which he has been cleared of twice made by former england forward eni aluko. parris told a correspondence that she wa nted told a correspondence that she wanted to get a point across after a difficult couple of months for both the team and sampson. we are united asa team, the team and sampson. we are united as a team, it has been out tough is all but we're ready and sticking together on our world cup campaign and it has been a tough couple of
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months but i am fired over the position that marcus put me until immediately senior football at home in merseyside and i'm gratefulfor the goal and the whole experience, really. you wanted to make a statement? definitely. it was a difficult time, it is a difficult time for involved. it is a serious situation and everyone is aware and i think we tried our best be as respectful as we can but again it is about the football and the players have really focused on that, the staff have been incredible as well to focus on that and when you prepare well you get yourself a chance to produce a performance like tonight. covering the combined distance of over 4200 miles the summer when both the tour de france and to lisp and yet there's no letup for chris froome who put on his colours in the time trial at the world championship in norway. a huge honour to put on the junior colours and race for something more than our
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trade team. there is only one occasion i hear i get to do that and thatis occasion i hear i get to do that and that is the world championships and obviously in the elonex every four years. it is a special occasion and something i look forward to all year. that is all sport now. theresa may will use a speech at the united nations later today to urge internet companies to take action against online extremism. meanwhile, brexit continues to be a key issue for world leaders gathering in new york this week — from where our deputy political correspondent, john pienaar, sent this report. theresa may will use her turn addressing leaders here at the un to return to her theme of tackling online extremism. she will call for more coordination with the nation is, she will offer british helped a company seeking to tackle identify and take down dangerous content. she will meet the leaders of italy and france as part of that effort to bring about more coordination. it is
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all part of theresa may's efforts to ensure britain continues to be a global player up to and after brexit and brexit is still an issue that hangs in the air over this week. she will be going to florence on friday for that big, big speech. it promises, it promised to be a defining contribute by the premise. speculation as to what is and is continues to grow, speculation that she might make some move to offer to continue to put money into the eu at least while brit mixes transition out of the eu to break the deadlock in the negotiations in brussels. no word from the government, no word from downing street on that land as i say the anticipation continues to grow. all eyes will be on boris johnson, he has been hit with the prime minister and is expected to be with her in florence to see whether he is entirely on he said, but he said he has not thought of resigning and his reaction to that speech which could be a game changer, that will be critical because the speech
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could put all sorts of things on the line. the unity of the cabinet, the unity of the party. that could turn out to be a great anti—climax but the stakes are so high that a simple and speech britain as normal is not and speech britain as normal is not an option. and our chief international correspondent is at the un headquarters in new york. is there a sense there at all not to downplay in the slightest importance of the speech on tackling online extremism that brexit is nonetheless dominating proceedings? i don't think brexit is dominating proceedings here at the un, of course it is being discussed in britain meets its allies, it is being discussed when europeans meet, but it is not seen as a threat to the wider world as for example the kind of issues that president trump focused on in his speech yesterday when he and his bombastic way talks about the threat posed by north
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korea so the un secretary—general. so brexit will be discussed in the margins but it is a process that is confusing even in britain in the centre when it is going, what state did to that. it is not something that will be discussed at the top audience using new york. speaking of the tram speech any further reaction to what he said yesterday? people are still by guessing what he said, ithink people are still by guessing what he said, i think people were quite taken aback at the world leader and in this case the president of the united states of america should use the podium of the un general assembly to, just for the destruction but the total destruction but the total destruction of a member state and there is discussion among legal authorities as to whether or not thatis authorities as to whether or not that is legal. is it against the un charter to use this podium to do that? there is disagreement among the lawyers. whatever it was it certainly start of the european foreign ministers we spoke to. one said it was the wrong speech at the wrong time for the wrong body. there
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is also a lot of concern about his comments about iran, no matter what the concerns about iran's behaviour across the region the nuclear deal is an international deal, president trump: the most by steel in his day but that was how i doubt over months and months, years, between world powers. it was notjust an american deal. so that speech will run and run andi deal. so that speech will run and run and i think people want to know what will be the implications of that deal. any other significant speeches we should be watching out for? theresa may of course will be speaking today, and she will be emphasising extremism and in particular online extremism, what can be done to tackle it. there will also be a speech by the president of iran, we will see what his reaction is to president trump and as always it is the meetings in the corridors of power, in the rooms where
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president trump will meet the king ofjordan, the palestinian president, the egyptian leader, soda to buy his diary he is concerned about sorting something out in the middle east. thank you. and we'll be bringing you the prime minister's speech live on the bbc news channel from six thirty this evening. the us national hurricane centre is talking of the ‘potentially catastrophic impact‘ that hurricane maria could cause as it hits the virgin islands and puerto rico in the caribbean. the us national hurricane centre is talking of the ‘potentially catastrophic impact‘ that hurricane maria could cause as it the us national hurricane centre is talking of the ‘potentially catastrophic impact‘ that hurricane maria could cause as it hits the virgin islands and puerto rico in the caribbean. forecasters say the hurricane has again intensified, with winds of more than 280 kilometres an hour. the eye of the landfall in the south—east of porto rico and centres this report. swathes of the caribbean have barely had time to draw breath from the
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last storm before ricky and maria started causing fresh devastation. among the most vulnerable are smaller islands including the french colonies of guadeloupe and martinique. the authorities had ordered evacuations, reports said at least one person died in guadeloupe. the tiny island of dominica was directly in the part of the huge storm, and apparently suffered some of the worst of the damage. these pictures would cannot yet be verified reportedly showed the moment is the light went out there. the country‘s prime minister described the situation as it was unfolding on his facebook page, calling the damage mind—boggling. as the storm began to bear down on the us virgin islands people boarded up their homes and shut down businesses and schools. the territory ‘s governor urged people to take cover with family or friends or in emergency shelters of need be. if
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you are in a flood zone or wooden housing he said you like hash—mac your life is in danger. around 60,000 people in puerto rico are still without power after wrecking hammerhead one week ago. at the time people here believe the collective sigh of relief. this time many fear the impact will be more significant. the vast majority of people are hunkering down and hoping that this is the most powerful storm to strike the island and almost hundred years does not bring too much devastation with it. a drug which can help people with lung cancer to live longer is to be made available on the nhs in england. the drugs watchdog nice had originally said that nivolumab was too expensive — but its manufacturers agreed to reduce the price. it‘s estimated that up to 1300 patients with advanced forms of lung cancer could benefit. the drug is already available on the nhs in scotland and some patients in wales will also receive funding for it. a major pharmaceutical company has withdrawn all non—us sales
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of a sterilisation implant — three weeks after bbc news exposed it has dangerous side effects. the german manufacturer bayer, said the decision to stop sales of the essure implant was being taken for commercial reasons —— but the victoria derbyshire commercial reasons but the victoria derbyshire programme has spoken to women who say they have been left in chronic pain and in some cases have even needed hysterectomies . police in brazil say a british woman has been murdered while attempting to kayak the length of the amazon. the body of emma kelty — a former headteacherfrom london — still hasn‘t been found. the 43 year old was last seen close to the border with peru in an area known for pirate attacks and drug traffickers. three people have been arrested over her death, as richard main reports. her motto was don put off until tomorrow what you can do today. emma
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was a former headteacher from london who embraced extreme challenges. earlier this year she became one of mere handful of women to ski school the south pole. before embarking on an epic 4000 mile trip from the source of the amazonian peru, through to brazil and its life in the atlantic. emma acknowledged the dangers she may face in her adventure earlier this year. dangers she may face in her adventure earlier this yeahm dangers she may face in her adventure earlier this year. it is humid and has tonnes and tonnes of wildlife, dangerous wildlife, and even the dangers of the people who work in harvest and lit and rob and fire guns in the of it. the complete opposite to what i was doing two months ago. the area she disappeared and close to the peruvian border is known to be a major drug smuggling route with frequent reports of violent pirate activity on the river. last week she tweeted about a run-in river. last week she tweeted about a run—in witha river. last week she tweeted about a run—in with a group of armed men, the day before transmitting a distress signal. police say her and it was then found abandoned on the
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river bank. some of her possessions had been sold at a nearby village. her body has not yet been found in brazilian officials have arrested three people including a teenager who they say has confessed to her murder. in a statement last night, tim simak‘s family embraced her adventurous spirit saying how proud they were of —— mr‘s family embraced her adventurous spirit saying how proud they were of her. time for the weather. i thought we would have a quick look at rfk maria, it has made landfall less tha n at rfk maria, it has made landfall less than an hour ago across the eastern side near the town or city of tarmac or. this will bring catastrophic damage to puerto rico, there are three and a half million people in harm ‘s way. even the uk we have cloudy skies towards the
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west of the uk, and a band of affecting northern ireland scotland and western parts of wales in south—west england. it is largely dry for england and everyone that the sunshine with highs of 21 degrees in the warmest spot. i weather front gratitude, or whether in northern ireland in south—west england and staying on as well in scotland. the rain eventually clears from northern ireland, we could see some sunshine through the afternoon injusta some sunshine through the afternoon injust a few some sunshine through the afternoon in just a few showers late in the day. the rain band should create of wheels in south—west england to a live a little bit of late the brightness and also staying largely dry with sunny spells in east anglia. where the cloud and rain lingers it will be around 16. this is bbc newsroom live. the headlines at 12.30: at least 200 people are confirmed dead as a huge earthquake hits mexico. this includes more than 20 children
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ina this includes more than 20 children in a school. rescue workers and volu nteers in a school. rescue workers and volunteers have been working through the night to pull survivors from the rubble. two men have been arrested in south wales over friday‘s terror attack on a london underground train, bringing the total number held to five. hurricane maria has made landfall near yabucoa in puerto rico, as it continues its path across the caribbean. that is in the south east of region—mac. theresa may is set to address the un today, where she will warn technology firms they must do more to stop the spread of extremist content. and a study shows that a quarter of girls and one in ten boys show signs of depression at the age of 14. as we‘ve been hearing, more than 200 people have lost their lives in a devastating earthquake that has struck mexico — toppling dozens of buildings, making thousands homeless and leaving millions more without power. let‘s speak now to warner marzocchi, a seismologist from
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we will show you some drone images we have received which show the extent of damage above the capital mexico city. down at street level you can see how buildings have been reduced to rubble, as rescuers try to find survivors. a huge operation taking place, as those teams of rescuers, and many volunteers, using shovels and their bare hands in many places, in the hope of finding people still live under that devastation. let‘s speak now to warner marzocchi, a seismologist from the seismic hazard center at the national institute of geophysics and volcanology. thank you forjoining us on bbc news. you will have been looking at the images and studying the facts as you have them about this earthquake.
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why did it cause so much destruction? i think that one of the problems is the big fuel your geology of mexico city. it is not usual that this kind of earthquake can create damage in a big city, but mexico city has been built on a valley with a lot of sediment that behaves like jelly during an earthquake. in other words, the seismic waves are trapped and sometimes amplified, inside this basin were mexico city has been built. this is a bad situation for an earthquake and also the reason for the earthquake which occurred hundreds of kilometres far from the city causing serious damage to the city. the underlying geology, perhaps we must factor in how the buildings
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we re must factor in how the buildings were actually constructed in the first place. yes, of course. after the 1985 earthquake which created a lot of damage in mexico city, the building codes were enforced in that city. of course, the quality of buildings has been improved dramatically. but we have also to say that zero risk does not exist. basically, we can reduce even significantly the possible damage, but we can probably never put them to zero. in other words, i don‘t know exactly any single data about one building that has collapsed because it takes time to collect data about the average quality of buildings in mexico city now are much better than 20 years ago. but of course this does not mean we did not expect damage... the
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images we have seen are impressive, and also impressive that a school collapsed. this is probably a bit strange, because usually schools have many other —— as with other critical buildings, would have more protection against earthquakes. we must understand exactly why the school collapsed, and why the other buildings collapsed. undoubtedly there will be many investigations into why that school building was one of those which collapsed. where you are in italy, you have had several earthquakes in the country in the last couple of yea rs. the country in the last couple of years. i wonder, the country in the last couple of years. iwonder, given the country in the last couple of years. i wonder, given that we have had another earthquake in mexico a couple of weeks ago, is the same seismic activity causing that one and the one we saw yesterday, and what can it tell us about the possibility of more after—shocks or indeed another quake? mexico and europe are too distant to
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be strictly connected. of course, all the earthquakes are caused by the plate motion. our earth is not stable... it is not still both moving and this kind of movement creates earthquakes. this is the same main cause in europe and the us, south america and everywhere else. but the kind of earthquake, there are not connected clearly to one and another because they are too distant. the two mexican quakes, the one from two weeks ago and yesterday, i goes to connected? sorry, yes, of course... this is an intriguing question because we know that earthquakes can occur close in time and space. two weeks are close enough to think that they are connected, but they are very distant from each other. so from one point of view they are not as connected as expected. this is one question we
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will try to give an answer to end the next weeks when we will connect the next weeks when we will connect the data. we know that after a light earthquake that could be other earthquakes and that, magnitude sevenis earthquakes and that, magnitude seven is common after a magnitude eight, but this one occurred far from the earthquake that occurred weeks ago in mexico. we are not sure that this is completely linked to that this is completely linked to that but this is something we are exploring. 0k, exploring. ok, thank you warner marzocchi at the national institute of geophysics and volcanology in rome. thank you for your time. earlier i spoke to alejandro cota, social responsibility coordinator at the international children‘s charity world vision, from mexico city — and began by asking him how aid charities are responding to the earthquake. at this point, me, as a person that lives in mexico city, and as part of the organisation, we are shocked by this situation. but world vision have the expertise at serving children and families in situations like this. since yesterday groups of volunteers
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have been sent by us to provide help to rescue teams, and also families affected by this disaster. of course, one of the headlines emerging from this dreadful earthquake is the story of the school that has collapsed with, we believe, around 20 children confirmed dead, and the search going on for other children. for all of those young people in mexico city affected by this, it is going to be hugely troubling, both on a physical and psychological level. how will world vision respond specifically to that? well, first of all, we provide emergency kits in regards to water, hygiene and food. that is the first necessities. we also work with something which we call friendly spaces for children, through which we provide games and recreational activities for children for them, so we can provide attention to them
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when they are affected. so it is not only to provide children with help for physical needs but emotional needs, as children are most affected by the emotional effects of this kind of situation. how much fear do you sense in the city now, especially that it is only a couple of weeks since another earthquake struck mexico? what is the feeling that you get amongst people? are they worried about after—shocks? i‘m sure they are. there is a lot of concern about after—shocks. there was emotional crisis around the city. but at the same time you see on social media people helping out. there has been a lot of solidarity and generosity among citizens. for example, yesterday the red stop lights were not working in the city, and citizens were helping
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organise traffic. i think mexico has learned a lot from the previous experience we had in 1985, which has helped us become more aware and more helpful towards others. so i think there‘s fear in the city but at the same time a good sense of generosity towards others. what are you hearing about the buildings that collapsed? were they older buildings, newer buildings? what can you tell us about that specifically? a lot of buildings that were damaged were older buildings that did not have the sufficient support for an earthquake of this scale. out of the 44 buildings that were affected, there are still 38 buildings which are still being searched for people, and still having people rescued, so that is the main concern. but it sounds like there is still very much the hope that some survivors will be found there. yes, there... we still always keep hope that survivors will be found. now we talk about how another
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charity is helping. ben webster is head of emergency response at the british red cross. thanks for joining us and i know you have been speaking to colleagues in mexico city. what are they telling you? we are hearing so far that at least 200 people have been killed. my collea g u es 200 people have been killed. my colleagues at the mexican red cross have been helping with search and rescue efforts, trying to find survivors in the rubble and providing first aiders and medics on hand to help people injured in the quake. they have got vehicles on the scene. quake. they have got vehicles on the scene. but it sounds like at least 40 buildings have either collapsed or been severely damaged. bridges are affected. the airport was closed for a while, and electricity has
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been knocked out for 2 million people or so. it has had a huge impact, this quake. and as you said, another one less than two weeks ago. so mexico has been badly hit recently. just as i talk to you i am thinking about... i have interviewed lots of people from charities in the last few weeks in relation to the response to hurricane earl as well. you have your people on the ground in locations rushing to scenes of natural disasters, probably perhaps having family members themselves caught up in the disaster. i don‘t know what you can tell us a little bit about that. how it is for teams having to respond, no matter what else is going on in their lives, to a situation like this. absolutely, speaking with colleagues in the british virgin islands and the turks in kick—offs and anguilla, and directed by hurricanes recently and
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have lost their own homes, but are also trying to help others distribute tarpaulins and shelter kits and so on to other people who have also lost their homes... the red cross, we have 190 national societies, mexican red cross and british red cross rugby world, so we have local volunteers and local staff. but they are almost also impacted themselves, so that is why we have red cross and red crescent societies around the world to meet the immediate needs after a natural disaster or in conflict as well. tell us more about what the red cross is doing in the immediate term and also, your colleagues in mexico already looking beyond that to the longer term and what needs to happen to help support people who have been caught up in this? yes, at this point in time, we are
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still only hours after the earthquake, so the focus is on search and rescue effort is and distributing items the people and providing that medical care. collea g u es providing that medical care. colleagues at the mexican red cross have expertise with paramedics, and hospital care to help with triage and assessment, providing immediate health care to people. as of yet, they have not requested any international assistance. the mexican red cross is a strong organisation, and there is no doubt the government will be ramping up its efforts to assist all those affected. we will stand by ready to assist if and when ever quest comes through. 0k. through. ok. thank you very much. ben webster from british red cross talking about the situation in mexico. you can also keep up to date on the bbc news website, with live updates and eyewitness accounts. head to bbc.co.uk/news.
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some breaking news about the bin workers dispute in birmingham, and we arejust workers dispute in birmingham, and we are just hearing that the high courtjudge has we are just hearing that the high court judge has granted we are just hearing that the high courtjudge has granted the unite and bin workers they represent an injunction against redundancy notices issued by birmingham city council in what is now a pretty long—running industrial dispute. this has seen weeks of rubbish piling up on the streets without it being collected. so union leaders had argued that they wanted the court to block redundancies by birmingham city council, and the union has won that injunction against the redundancy notices. the union argued successfully that there was enough evidence a deal had been made through the conciliatory service acas for the matter to go to a full trial. mrjustice press
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criticised council officers and the council leader, who resigned last week over the handling of the strike, for what thejudge week over the handling of the strike, for what the judge called the sorry saga. they agreed there was enough of a serious issue to be tried on the question of who had authority to make a final deal on this. the trial is expected to take place in november, and importantly unite has said it will halt any strike action until the full hearing. it said the ruling was a huge relief to birmingham‘s bin workers, and to repeat that, unite the union says it has agreed to halt any strike action until the full hearing. bins will be getting collected certainly in the immediate term ahead of that trial in november. the headlines on bbc newsroom live: a devastating earthquake hits mexico, killing more than 200 people including at least 20 children in a school. dozens of buildings have collapsed and the search for survivors continues. detectives in wales have arrested two more men in connection with the parsons green tube attack,
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following the arrest of a man in newport yesterday hurricane maria has made landfall in puerto rico, 35 miles east of the capital sanjuan, with winds of over 150mph. more now on hurricane maria, the latest storm to tear through the caribbean. maria doubled in size overnight and is now one of the most powerful hurricanes on record. in the british virgin islands residents are being warned to expect life threatening storm surges of water as the storm passes through. we can speak to sarah penny, who lives on the island of tortula in the british virgin islands. thank you forjoining us, and firstly you can barely have recovered from irma and are waiting on the impact of maria as well. what
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is your situation? iam is your situation? i am with my eight—month—old son daniel and my motherjoanne. my son is really... we just started they like here and it has been all night, rain and wind and uncertainty. we are rain and wind and uncertainty. we a re really not rain and wind and uncertainty. we are really not sure what we are going to find. i know we have a sense right now that we have been much more fortunate than we had the dread for. the dread of what might have happened... irma was... irma was beyond belief. i suppose the ha rd est was beyond belief. i suppose the hardest thing is the building that we are in right now, that we have moved to, is actually my office in the main town on tortula. so, after irma, what state was your home in? was it badly damaged? yes. both my home and my mother‘s
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home were unlovable. so you are in temporary accommodation, you have gone into your office building to shelter from maria‘s is that correct? element yes, we chose to stay here because it was on the second floor, because the storm surges... the warnings we have had about maria... the rain and the flooding... just, i mean, people have spent the last two weeks, the time in between irma and maria, trying to rally every ounce of their courage and hope and their work ethic and faith to try to put... to pull pieces back together. and it was powerful, you know? it was something we were all grateful that we we re something we were all grateful that we were trying to find the spirit for. and needless to say, when the word of maria coming and the
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strength of the storm came, there was a general sense... i am not sure i even have the words. i would use the word awesome. but i don‘t want to say hopelessness... resignation. really there was so little left to lose here, it put us in a strange position of really how much worse could it be? so the only thing is that the rain here can be very dangerous, and we don‘t really have word from the rest of the island and other people yet, as to whether there have been any... at this point in time... you find yourselves in a phenomenal situation, really, sarah, with not one but two massive hurricanes in the space of a couple of weeks. and i guess with a young baby, your
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priority is to keep your child‘s safe where you are. they have many supplies with you there in the office? we have the last... no and yes. we have enough. we have enough drinking water and food. at this point in time, it isjust all water and food. at this point in time, it is just all you water and food. at this point in time, it isjust all you are doing is living for each day. and you are trying to get through each day. and we are not alone. we have worked every single day to keep trying to move forward after irma. and eve ryo ne move forward after irma. and everyone has. the government, the roads were cleared as quickly as they could be... people were trying to share food and getting together and cooking together. sharing space... everyone in the country has found the strength to live after the storm, whether it be ten people in a
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one—bedroom space that happened to have stayed dry. but everybody was coming together and managing. the worry now is that this rain will have rendered even more habitable spaceis have rendered even more habitable space is uninhabitable. in that case, it makes the stress on the resources more, and makes the shelter have to take in more people. they were already very, very full. irma stripped all the preparation for a hurricane preparation we had done... plywood that was good onto buildings, irma just peeled it off. -- it buildings, irma just peeled it off. —— it was screwed onto buildings. when maria started to come, i don‘t think anyone grasped what we needed to be doing. additionally, there just isn‘t the supplies to have prepared. from what we can see right now, we didn‘t get the wind and we only got tropical storm force winds,
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which is going to have been very destructive. but... sarah, we have tojust destructive. but... sarah, we have to just admire you for coping with what you have gone through in the last couple of weeks. and we really wish you and your family well, and hopefully a speedy recovery, family well, and hopefully a speedy recovery , a family well, and hopefully a speedy recovery, a speedy recovery is possible on the island from all of this. thank you for talking to us, sarah penny on the island of tortula in the british virgin islands. two people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following an incident at a recycling plant in nottingham. the emergency services were called to the site which recycles food waste into electricity, on an industrial estate. this happened this morning and the fire service says the blast was caused by a gas tanker which collapsed. teenagers in the uk are experiencing "worryingly high rates of depression" according to a study of more than 10,000 teenagers, born around the turn of the century. researchers from the university
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college london and the university of liverpool found nearly a quarter of girls and one in ten boys reported having symptoms of depression. our health correspondent dominic hughes has more. down and lonely and a little bit hopeless, like i couldn‘t really see a future for myself. this is how cat perrin describes her 14—year—old self, struggling with anxiety and depression and desperately trying to hold her life together. every day you have to pretend you are ok and the only reason you have to do that is because you don‘t really know why you‘re sad and it is easier than making up an excuse. but then if you do make up an excuse, like i did, you get caught and eventually someone finds you out, and then make makes your situation worse. now a long—term study shows a significant number of teens are also struggling with mental health issues. at age 11 parents of both boys and girls reported that 12% experienced emotional problems. but at 14, when the children were asked themselves, nearly one quarter of girls reported feeling depressed.
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among the boys, one in ten said they had also felt down. the numbers of people experiencing depression is increasing. one of the report‘s authors says this is an issue that needs to be faced. mental health difficulties early in life are predictive of mental health difficulties throughout your life course. when these young people become adults, they‘re more likely to suffer from mental health problems, so, in terms of health care provision and public health, this is a big issue and we need to think about it. cat, now a student nurse, offers this advice to those going through what she did — talk about your feelings and seek help. dominic hughes, bbc news. just a line from the prime minister theresa may responding to the earthquake in mexico, sending thoughts and the bees to all of those affected by it. she says the
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uk government is in close contact with authorities ready to provide support in any way that we can, she said ina support in any way that we can, she said in a statement. we are working to identify and support any aspect of british nationals as the recovery effort continues. in a moment, the news at one. now let‘s take a look at the weather. hello there. bull uk forecast any moment. the latest on hurricane maria which made landfall across the eastern side of puerto rico. this island is home to 3.5 million people, so a lot of people in harm‘s way. this storm has wince at 155 mph, stronger gusts expecting catastrophic damage, as the story moves straight across puerto rico. then close enough to damage the dominican republic and the turks and k course islands over the next days. cloud across the country towards western areas and cards associated with a wiggling weather front bringing pulses of heavy rain. particularly across northern
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ireland, western scotland, and damp weather edging into the far west wales and south—west england. here the rain probably not heavy. across much of england break or sunny spells, and warmest areas towards the west country and north east wales. temperatures will likely reach the low 20s. billing pleasant by the time of year. overnight tonight a band of rain continues to work eastwards, with further pulses of heavy rain working up to some of the irish sea coastal areas. rain pepping up the irish sea coastal areas. rain pepping up around west and wales overnight break time. a mild temperatures between 11 and 14 celsius or most. there sees the weather front its heels pushing and across scotland. across wales and western parts of england as well. brightening up for northern ireland, with sunny spells an isolated afternoon showers. holding on bright and sunny weather across east anglia and sunny weather across east anglia and the south—east, again not bad at all the time of year, highs in the low 20s, pressure conditions across the western side of the uk. through
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thursday, that front pushes away gradually across eastern england, not much rain left on it by the time it reaches east anglia and south—east england for friday, a decent day across eastern areas with wet and windy weather piling on across the western side of the uk. rain clearing northern ireland, with sunnis also the afternoon. staying cloudy and damp, temperatures on the call is either not bad for northern ireland, still relatively warm across the saudis. into the weekend, high—pressure generally in charge of the weather across much of the uk, so the weather across much of the uk, so most of us see a dry picture, the exception northern ireland, seeing fabrics of rain working in. reasonable beverages of year. that is the weather. —— reasonable temperatures by the time of year. more than 220 people have been killed by a powerful earthquake in mexico — among them at least 20 children who died at their school. the huge quake struck in the middle of the afternoon — buildings collapsed as people ran into the streets for safety. children have been pulled out from the rubble of a primary
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school in mexico city — at least 20 were killed — dozens are missing. we have been told to go to hospitals to check if family members are there but my family has gone and there is no news of our relatives. we‘ll have the latest from mexico city as the rescue effort continues. also this lunchtime. two more men have been arrested in south wales over friday‘s terror attack on a london underground train, bringing the total number held by police to five. hurricane maria continues to sweep across the caribbean — it has just hit the densely populated island of puerto rico with winds of 155 miles an hour.
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