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hello. this is outside source. # tens of thousands of iranians are still waiting for help two days after a major earthquake killed hundreds. the us attorney—general has denied misleading members of congress over what he knew about the trump election campaign's contacts with russia. i do now recall that the march 2016 meeting at the trump hotel that mr papadopulous attended, but i have no clear recollection of the details what have he said at that meeting. as the us secretary of state heads to myanmar what pressure can the white house bring to help stop the violence in rakhine state. british mps are turning a magnifying glass to a key piece of brexit legislation. our correspondent will explain what it all means. hello welcome to outside source.
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nearly 48 hours after the devastating earthquake in iran, tens of thousands of people are still in need of help. well the earthquake struck and at least 460 people were killed after this 7. 3 magnitude quake struck on sunday. the epicentre was here. there have been around 200 aftershocks felt in all those areas, marked in red. the image that's are coming from the area have been a real devastation with thousands of buildings destroyed. around 8,000 people have been injured during this quake. thousands more are now facing their third night camped out and during the night, the weather conditions do
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get really cold. it becomes freezing. the devastation is phenomenal. iranian authorities have called off rescue operations saying that there is quite frankly little chance of finding any more survivors. if we look at the amount of devastation, there's a lot of road structure damage as well, making it really hard for rescue services to get through. 30,000 homes have been damaged in this quake. there are also reports of two entire villages being destroyed. despite the earthquake epicentre being on the iraqi side of the border, most of the fatalities, most of the injuries and most of the damage to the buildings actually happened in iran. now that has led for many people to ask why so many buildings collapsed in what is an earthquake—prone buildings collapsed in what is an ea rthquake—prone area of buildings collapsed in what is an earthquake—prone area of iran. the
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country's president has visited the damaged areas. he says anyone found to fail to meet proper building standards will be held accountable. he's also made this pledge to help survivors. translation: we'll provide tents for those who need them and give loans and grants to all those whose houses we re and grants to all those whose houses were damaged and are unsafe. we'll give money to everyone who needs temporary accommodation.“ give money to everyone who needs temporary accommodation. if you were watching yesterday, you might remember this particularfootage. this is of a dam in iraq. that is not water. that is actually rubble and giant bolders that were dislodged by the very force of the quake crashing then into parked cars. moments beforehand, you can just see a person are youing from the area. —— running from the area. there are concerns about the structural integrity of the dam. our correspondent has travelled there and he sent this report. this is the dam with a reservoir capacity of three billion cubic
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metres. after the earthquake, there we re metres. after the earthquake, there were fears it would collapse causing cat strong flooding and the tragedy far greater in scale than the earthquake itself. the authorities swiftly ordered the evacuation of several villages down stream and specialist teams have been studying the damage that was caused to the dam. they're hoping that this is only superficial damage and not the kind of deep, structural damage that could cause a collapse. to be on the safe side, they aim to keep the water in the reservoir well below capacity and they have not yet told residents that it's safe for them to return home. an update on the survivor situation 110w. an update on the survivor situation now. i'm sure those people who in the countryside, particularly 1900 villagers, which has been affected severely by the earthquake, they will be surprised because we have talked to people on the ground. they say the rescue efforts has been focussed on two major cities. they
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are the worst affected area and president rouhani was there today. those villages, the government even yesterday they said from tomorrow, which is today, they will put effort actually to rescue those remote areas. ijust don't understand how come the government have managed to search and rescue 1900 villages in the remote area and the people on the remote area and the people on the ground, talking to us, they say they haven't seen anybody and no—one have gone to their rescue. this is an area that is prone to earthquakes and yet these buildings they couldn't with stand this. absolutely. one of the most affected building was one of those affordable housing complex initiated by the former president amijinidad. they are damaged the most. even today the
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president said we hold those people who are responsible for this building accountable. the reality is many people in that region they don't respect the building code. that's why the authority, the contractor, the building companies they don't enforce those building codes. that's why we see those buildings can not resist the earthquake and then you see some of the older buildings stand up. with the older buildings stand up. with the more remote areas, you were saying that some of them have been reporting they haven't seen any aid whatsoever. temperatures are really falling now. this is going to be really difficult for those people who are homeless. the government said they will try to reach everyone. it is understandable, it's a remote area. some of the roads might have been cut off. but this is almost third night. some people say the road is open. and even one of the road is open. and even one of the areas, the epicentre of the earthquake, the people from there they send us video. they talk to us, they send us video. they talk to us, they send us video. they talk to us,
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they send out their testimony. they said no—one have agassis ted this pa rt said no—one have agassis ted this part —— have visited this part. they say no—one have come there. that's why people say they need water, they need food, they need tents. the temperature in this mountainous region drops at night. people are worried about those people particularly who are injured, the most vulnerable — children and elderly. now let's turn to the us where for the past few hours the attorney—generaljeff sessions has been giving testimony before a congressional panel. it's all to explain his position in light of the revelations that members of the trump campaign had contacts with russia. he had to clarify a few things, particularly about a certain meeting last year, which he attended with this man. this is the recently disgraced campaign advisor george papadopulous. it was at this meeting
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that mr papadopulous suggested he could use his russian connections to set upa could use his russian connections to set up a meeting between mr trump and vladimir putin. i would like to address recent news reports regarding meetings during the campaign attended by george papadopulous and carter page among others. frankly i had no recollection of this meeting until i saw these news report. i do now recall that the march 2016 meeting at the trump hotel that mr papadopulous attended is, but i have no clear recollection of the details what have he said at that meeting. jeff sessions there remembering the meeting not much on the detail. let's get clarity. anthony zurcha joins us from washington. at least he's remembered the meeting now.- least we have. it's not the first time thatjeff sessions has forgotten about meetings he had. he had forgotten about meetings he had
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with russian ambassador during the campaign only to be reminded of them later, when evidence of them came out. again, we have him blaming a fuzzy memory. it's kind of a delicate walk thatjeff sessions is having to do here. he's saying, well, i don't remember any of these meetings. now i start to remember them, or as much as i do having researched it, what happens in those meetings, when i said to george papadopulous, when he told us he was thinking about going to russia, thinking about going to russia, thinking about going to russia, thinking about reaching out to russian officials is that he shouldn't do that and he certainly shouldn't do that and he certainly shouldn't do that in the name of the campaign. he's vindicated by what sort of memories he does have, the problem however is that in testimony just about a month ago, when asked about whether there was any sort of meetings between trump campaign officials and russians he said i'm not aware of anyone else having those meetings, i don't believe that it happened. he's basically having to go back and explain these comments he made under oath about a month ago. that's the point isn't it, he had to do this under oath. he's now changing his statements.
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can he get into trouble for all of this? well, if you listen to the way he phrased that response before, "ivm he phrased that response before, "i'm not aware of anyone else. i don't believe that it happened." he's very careful. he's a lawyer and a career politician who knows how these things work. i don't know if he will be having legal exposure. that seems unlikely. that's not the issue here. the issue is whether people buy his explanation, buy his account that his memory was faulty in this case. there's a political dynamic to it that is more important. i think it's safe to say the people who are criticising donald trump and who have concerns about what the trump campaign did and any ties it may have had to russian government, they aren't going to be satisfied byjeff sessions saying he can't remember these meetings. but what he does remember was perfectly legitimate and a proper explanation for what happened. anthony as always, thank
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you very much. we've got lots more coming up here, do stay with us. we'll be talking about the digital drug revolution. that's a new pill that tells your doctor if you've taken your medicine. now here, inflation remained unchanged last month at 3%, a five—year high, despite a rise in food prices. earlier this month, the bank of england raised interest rates for the first time in a decade to try and deal with the threat of higher inflation. inflation was really pushed up by one big thing, the fall in the value of the pound after the referendum. that produces an inflation spike. but because it's a currency change, that spike is pushed through the economy quite quickly. just as you suggest, in the real world, people are still feeling that income squeeze. are still feeling that income squeeze. household incomes are only
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going up by 2. 2%. so well below the rise in prices. and again as you said, on things like food inflation, that's the highest figure since #20 13. so people are still feeling the impact of those price rises in their pockets. but it does seem that we've reached the top of that curve on inflation rates. welcome. you're watching outside source, live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story: thousands of people in iran are still waiting for help, nearly 48 hours after a devastating earthquake. let's look at what else is being reported around the bbc newsroom. the ruling party in zimbabwe has accused the country's army chief of treason, after he challenged the president robert mugabe over the
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sacking of the vice president. zanu-pf said sacking of the vice president. zanu—pf said the general‘s criticism was calculated to disturb national peace. the lebanese politician who dramatically resigned as prime minister while in saudi arabia says that he will return to beirut in the next few days. he stunned his country when he stepped down. now let's go to the british parliament, where politicians have begun the first day of debate of the all important brexit bill or to give it the official term, the eu withdrawal bill. this sets out the mammoth task of transferring 40—odd yea rs mammoth task of transferring 40—odd years worth of eu law into the uk statute books. this is all the uk politicians in westminster right now. they've been talking for six hours and it is still counting. they're going to have eight more days of this. now they do have to
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consider hundreds of amendments after all. just actually a handful of those will be selected for vote. now they just finished the first round of voting with another taking place in a few hours. one really contentious issue in one of the amendments put forward by the government, which should enslirn the brexit date and —— enshrine the brexit date and —— enshrine the brexit date and time and that date and time, there it is, 2300 hours, gmt on march 29,2019. and time, there it is, 2300 hours, gmt on march 29, 2019. we got a response already. the telegraph is saying exclusive nearly 20 tory mps are preparing to rebel against the government over the brexit date, including loyalists. with a minority, the government would face a defeat. so this legislation is a big dealfor the prime minister. let's discuss all of this. our chief political correspondent vicki young is at westminster. so talk us
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through the whole — what exactly is going on at westminster today? what is all this? a lot of is quite technical. it is bringing over all of that eu law and regulation into uk law so that when we leave the european union we have a legal system in place. so to that extent, some of it is very detailed and some of it is very hard to follow. now ministers insist they need a lot of powers in order to do all of this work. that is proving a bit controversial. but as you say, it's the idea of putting into law this fixed leaving date, which has caused quite heated arguments today. that's because there are some, the opposition labour party, the other opposition labour party, the other opposition parties and some conservatives, including very senior people on the conservative benches, who think this is the wrong thing to do, that it boxes the government in. why would you want to put it there u nless why would you want to put it there unless you're just trying to keep your euro—sceptics happy. they say
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if we get to the end of the line, coming up to the date, we may want to extend talks with the european union, they would have to agree, but if it's in law it's harder to do. they don't see why the government wa nts to they don't see why the government wants to really restrict themselves in this way. they're going to be talking for eight days, debating all of this. there are a lot of amendments, what is actually going to make it into the bill do you think? these are the changes that people want to make, so you have the bill and then you have mps coming forward saying, well, actually i wa nt to forward saying, well, actually i want to try and add this into the bill, i want to try and change that, i don't like this bit. that's why we've ended up with hundreds of those amendments. as you said earlier, they do not all get selected. they are whittled down. then they're debated. some of them are voted on. the one that the government will possibly be in trouble with, with that discussion that there might be up to 20 conservatives willing to defy the government is on the final bill. it's something that is a power grab,
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that's no way to run this place. though theresa may doesn't have a majority, she obviously is in an agreement with the democratic unionist party, the northern ireland party, and there are also some opposition mps who are in favour of brexit. they will vote with the government. these things and these sums are not always straightforward. we will know in the coming weeks whether theresa may has managed to survive this unscathed and if she doesn't, then what happens after that? as always, thank you very much. we're going to stick with something that theresa may said and she was talking about the subject of russian interference in foreign elections. you may remember the big banquet that took place yesterday evening. we brought you all of that major foreign policy speech that theresa may gave last night. she had a few things to say and this in particular about russia. it is seeking to
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weaponise information, deploying its state—run media organisations to plant fake stories and photo shopped images in an attempt to sew disorder in the west and undermine our institutions. i have a simple message for russia: we know what you are doing and you will not succeed. so how has that speech gone down in moscow? well, here's a rather cryptic tweet that came from the russian ministry of foreign affairs: the aimth that they tweeted with this was of the british prime minister drinking from a glass of wine. i think that was an attempt at humour there. the russian embassy also weighed in saying, "no russian media in uk has been found in breach
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of due accuracy, hashtag fake news. i spoke to olga to get a russian perspective. it's very provoking and also, it's a foreign affairs ministry, so it's supposed to be diplomatic. but actually that's the tactics, that's the fashion they use for quite a while. they picked it up since 2014. they seem very provoking posts and this is just one of them. overall russian officials are used to commenting on those topics. it seems they enjoy the process of it. we shouldn't be surprised that they've been watching the lord mayor's speech, the banquet that theresa may gave and their reaction isn't surprising? i'm surprised by it. well, it took me a while to actually issue that statement, issue
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those allegations but overall, i mean russian officials have been commenting on that for quite a while now. of course, they war watching and —— they were watching and of course their response was along traditional russian lines that russia is acting according to international rules. they accuse the west of double standards. they say they are ready for dialogue but on equal terms and they are actually seeking and helping democracy and they accuse the west of authoritarianism. that's the message they're trying to spread abroad and inside the country. the comments by the british prime minister actually help internal russian propaganda. because that's exactly what they're trying to portray, that russia is alone, fighting against the west. that's what russian people face internally in the country, that's the reason for the economic harshness. that's what the kremlin
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needs in light of presidential elections next month. it will go in his favour, because he will be the one who's strong, battling against the rest of the world effectively. yes absolutely. that's the line they fought. they use this narrative to pursue their own goals within the country, for example, after russia today was forced to register as a foreign agent, tomorrow the state parliament would be looking to implement new legislation to put on foreign media in rasha. —— russia. a bit a different perspective on that story. let's turn to business. venezuela is once again ourfocus. turn to business. venezuela is once again our focus. standard turn to business. venezuela is once again ourfocus. standard & poor‘s says that the country has defaulted after missing a bond repayment. it says the government failed to pay $200 million, which was due. it's a staggering figure. but also,
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investors met government officials on monday to have discussions and ask how it would avoid defaulting on its $60 billion debt mountain. but they were left in the dark. let's cross over to sao paulo. daniel, these figures are simply staggering. yes. there are two figures that you mention, the first is the $200 million. it is a pretty big number. we've heard some of the ratings agencies today saying venezuela can make that payment and exit the default status in the coming days. however not many people believe that. the same ratings agency said there's a 50% chance that venezuela may again default on another debt. that's the $200 million question. the big one is about 300 times that size, which is the overall debt that venezuela wa nts to the overall debt that venezuela wants to renegotiate with investors. that picture is not clear because the meeting last night didn't
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provide any clarity. so there's a $200 million question, but the $60 billion question is the one that will keep the whole country in suspense. the figures are absolutely extraordinary, but it's hard to imagine then, but what is easy to imagine then, but what is easy to imagine is what's happening to the people. because they have no food quite simply. there are shortages in the shops, daily life is incredibly difficult at the moment. yes. and you know, the perspective for venezuelan people in the future is not very good because of all the debt. supposing that the government stops paying its debt for now, it will have some more money, which it could provide for its citizens. but also, venezuela will run the risk of suffering new sanctions from economic partners abroad. so many of the oil shipments that it sends abroad they can be seized by investors who want to get paid. so the picture for the economy is not a
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good one right now. daniel, thanks very much for talking us through it. let's talk about a new invention because us regular litters have approved a pill that can be digitally tracked through the body. now the medication treats schizophrenia and also manic episodes. this can alert a doctor as to whether it has been taken. let's find out a bit more. how does this work? so as you rightly pointed out, it would be included in one specific pill which treats — it's really an antipsychotic medication. the person would wear a smartphone, some sort ofapp or would wear a smartphone, some sort of app or patch that would track the information. on this pill is a small edible tracking device. so you eat it and within 30 minutes to two hours of ingesting that tracker interacts with stomach acid and it
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tells the patient whether or not they have taken that pill. now the patient then can give access to up to four other people. so the patient can give access to their doctor or toa can give access to their doctor or to a spouse or to a friend to let them know when they've taken their medication. the usual questions, briefly, if you would, i'm sure that there will be concerns about privacy and ethical questions as well. oh, well absolutely. who has access to this information? can they really trace these kinds of things? is it even ethical? lots of questions. thank you very much. yes, i'm sure there's lots of questions about whether that is ethical, who has that information, let me know what you think. get in touch with us hashtag os. for the time being, thanks for watching. good evening. on tonight's world
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weather round up — storms continue across central med traina. colder across central med traina. colder across parts of the us. first let's head to the earthquake affected areas of western iran and eastern iraq. one crumb of comfort is that the weather is dry. note the nighttime temperatures, in the mountains certainly below a frost. but they rise into saturday. next week there's a big plunge in temperatures. further east across india, the black areas are where there's no picture involved. but quick switch between monday's shot, this one at the end of september, back again, notice the hazy colours. this is the extent of the pollution across india at the moment. extensive smog affected new delhi at the moment. no let up at the moment. the main weather situation to clear anything like that is down across the bay of bengal. area of low pressure which will spread in heavy rain through india and bangladesh over the next few days. to north
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america now. both east and west hit by plunges of cold air. weather system bringing snow across eastern canada on thursday and into parts of the west, particularly over the mountains over the next few days. the blue colours showing where the cold air is. a wave of warmer air pushes towards the north—east as we finish the week, start the weekend. then a substantial cold blast to finish the week and go into next week, that's all in the run up to thanksgiving. cold air across europe at the moment. lovely blue skies across marseille. notice the seas, particularly rough. they are being whipped up by a strong wind, which is also from the same weather system producing snow across parts of northern italy. it's an area of low pressure in the central med at the moment. it's producing winds gusting to hurricane levels in the adriatic. the strong winds on the western flank of that, that's whipping up the rough seas. it has been producing cold air. on tuesday temperatures across parts of spain we re temperatures across parts of spain were hovering around freezing to begin with. another chilly start to
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wednesday here. lots of sunshine. but still pretty windy across the ball yarks and southern france. windy and wet into the central med. good part of italy, sicily too. thunder storms, frequent lightning spreading in across parts of greece. that storm system remains in place as we go through wednesday into thursday and indeed in towards the end of the week. i think parts of greece will feel the worst effects of it. on our shores, quiet conditions with light winds, dense fog patches to start england and wales tomorrow morning. there will be breaks in the cloud appearing as we go through the day. the best of the sunshine, after a slightly frosty start is in scotland and northern ireland, and northern england. there's a full look of that and what's coming up for the rest of the week on weather for the week ahead in half an hour. hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source, and these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. tens of thousands of iranians
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are still waiting for help, two days after a major earthquake killed hundreds. the us attorney general has denied misleading members of congress over what he knew about the trump election campaign's contacts with russia. as the us secretary of state heads to myanmar — what pressure can the white house bring to help stop the violence in rakhine state? every day, outside source features bbc journalists working in over 30 languages. your questions are always welcome. #bbcos is the hashtag. the us secretary of state rex tillerson met the leader of myanmar, aung san suu kyi while the two of them were in manila for an east asia summit.
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we don't know what they discussed, but the two will meet again on wednesday in myanmar. and we expect the plight of the rohingya muslims will be on the agenda. they live in rakhine state, which borders bangladesh. but since late august, more than 600,000 rohingya have fled, driven out by myanmar‘s army, which says it's fighting terrorism. rex tillerson will also meet this man, the head of the armed forces, general min aung hlaing. i've been speaking to our correspondent in washington, barbara plett usher about what mr tillerson can achieve. is it is the most high—level meeting
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from aid comp administration official so far, so by going his showing the americans are paying close attention to this. we've been told he's going to press for the violence in rakhine states to end, for refugees to return, for full access for refugees to return, for full a ccess fro m for refugees to return, for full access from humanitarian organisations and the media and for a credible investigation. there hasn't been a specific response to the army investigation. the state department has called for an investigation for some time. i think what the army is putting out today won't be very encouraging. there are some questions about whether rex tillerson is going to carry a stick rather than asking for certain things. they have already done some things, taking limited, some would say it's symbolic steps to reduce
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military aid, which was already limited. also discussing options for sanctions, which congress is asking for. the state department is concerned about not doing anything that would further setback the democratic transition. mr tillerson has previously drawn a clear line between aung san suu kyi and the military leadership. saying that america should support aung san suu kyiand america should support aung san suu kyi and her government and the military leadership, he held them accountable for what was happening. one of the things he's hoping to do with the visit is not only to send a message to the army but to do as much as he can to support the democratic is thejewish and is of the civilian government. a us official talking about the trip beforehand said it's important that both parts of government work together to deal with this and mr tillerson has always also said this isaof tillerson has always also said this is a of the power—sharing relationship. that's interesting because aung san suu kyi has been
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criticised for not speaking out about this. in terms of ethnic cleansing, the un, some european governments are calling what is happening to the rohingya ethnic cleansing but the us government doesn't. the us has been more cautious in its wording and there is a deliberate process that date department to determine whether something is ethnic cleansing. that's being looked at. a number of officials from the embassy have gone to the area and come back with information. it's under consideration. when legal advisers have the determination they will tell mr tillerson and he can decide what to do with the wording. i think he will weigh in that his concern about undermining the civilian government but officials have been very outspoken. they said they were shocked by what they called serious atrocities and mr tillerson has referred to other people referring to it as ethnic cleansing. syrian medical services say the number of civilians killed in air strikes on the northern rebel—held town of atareb has risen to more than 50.
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a marketplace was hit and according to eyewitnesses, there were three separate strikes. our middle east correspondent martin patience reports. if you think that the war in syria is winding down, think again. this was a packed marketplace when three air strikes hit, say eyewitnesses. they brought instant death and carnage to the town of atareb. after yea rs of carnage to the town of atareb. after years of conflict, instincts kicked in. the frantic search for survivors is on. rescuers going through the rubble with their bare hands. one man, still live, is carried to safety. but dozens of others were killed. this in an area of the country that's supposed to be part ofa country that's supposed to be part of a de—escalation zone. tell that to this man. it's a rough and ready
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rescue effort. they are desperate to get him out. no one knows if another air strike is get him out. no one knows if another airstrike is coming. get him out. no one knows if another air strike is coming. finally, with help from his friends, he is freed from the rubble. into a town he no longer recognises. four sperm wales have died after being washed up on a beach in sumatra. volunteers helped six animals get back to see. adult sperm wales are among the biggest at animals on earth making it a challenging rescue operation. a challenging rescue operation. the italian media has dubbed it the "apocalypse". their country has failed to qualify
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for next year's world cup. the team had to beat sweden on monday but could only produce a 0—0 draw. heartbroken fans are already demanding answers. it's the first time italy has missed the world cup in almost 60 years. here's christian fraser opera music. distorted music. so, six times the finalists, four times the champions. a world cup without italy is unthinkable, it's like a cappuccino without the sprinkles or opera without the genie. the last time this happened was 1958, harold
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macmillan was the prime minister and eisenhower was the us president. so bad that one paper said this morning that it was an apocalypse. if you're going to talk to italians today, you're going to need one of the these. my husband cried. buffon was crying. the goalkeeper. i am wearing my black—tie! is this the worst thing that's ever happened?m my black—tie! is this the worst thing that's ever happened? it is, yeah. you are italian? half. half italian and you also scottish? from glasgow. you saw scotland getting knocked out and also italy. you'll have to watch england. i'll see how it goes. how do italians consoled themselves, is it pizza and pasta? beer. soup and nothing else. only
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christian fraizer campbell compared the world cup to a cappuccino. stay with us on outside source — still to come. we'll have all the sport for you — including results from the latest world cup qualifying playoffs. motorists should be forced to have their eyes tested every ten years according to the association of optometrists. they say too many people with poor eyesight are still driving. their campaign is backed by the family of natalie wade, who was killed by a partially sighted driver. if she walked into a room, the saying goes, she lived it up and she enjoyed every moment and was looking forward to getting married. 28—year—old natalie wade died on her way to buying a wedding dress, hit bya 78 way to buying a wedding dress, hit by a 78 year old driver. there are
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dates such as when she would have been married, still very painful. the driver was blind in one eye and partially sighted in the other but he died before being tried for dangerous driving. natalie is one of 70 people who are killed or seriously injured in incidents involving bad eyesight last year. the legal standard involves reading a number plate from 20 metres but thatis a number plate from 20 metres but that is only tested when you first ta ke that is only tested when you first take your test. at the moment eve ryo ne take your test. at the moment everyone must fill out a form like this to renew their driving licence which involves answering a question about their eyesight and if you are over 70 you must fill out a more competitive form but it is still a question of ticking a box, there's no need for a natural eye test. the association of optometrists don't have a legal requirement to do anything if they are concerned about anything if they are concerned about a patient driving, it is down to the driver. one in three of the optima trysts surveyed has been concerned
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about drivers tested and nine out of ten believe current tests are insufficient and they want a change in the law. the department for transport say that all drivers are required by law to make sure that their eyesight is good enough to drive and they say that if a driver experiences any changes to their eyesight or has a condition that may affect their driving they must notify the dvla and notify an optician. you are watching outside source. last night here on outside source we covered the large climate conference taking place in germany. countries are working on a detailed rule book for the 2015 paris climate agreement. us negotiators are there, but in an awkward position because president trump has pulled the us out of the accord. when he did that injune of his country's most senior diplomats resigned in protest. that man, david rank,
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has been speaking to the bbc‘s christian fraser and katty kay return it isn't that i would not serve under donald trump but i think that his policies were bad for my kids and bad for my soul. which policies in particular post you out of the door? in particular the decision to leave the paris agreement on climate change. if eula at what happened in germany this week, 200 countries on one side and the united states on the other, people would look to washington for guidance and a point of view. and we were a subject of derision, if you look at what happened. you served for 25 years but you think this is quantifiable you different? absolutely, in leaving the paris agreement, the agreement that unifies the rest of
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the world, you little —— literally, and unifies the eu, japan, australia, the backbone of american diplomacy for the last 70 years. a terrible decision. what is morale like in the state department when you talk to your colleagues? it's pretty bad, yeah. like anywhere else, you want to work where you feel you are on the asset side of the ledger. these people have devoted their lives to this in many cases, spending years away from family in tough situations. they've spent a lot of time developing expertise in areas. it's difficult, not to not have the final say, but not to not have the final say, but not even to have a voice as policies are being developed. it's a tough environment. on the first part of the asia trip, the feeling was that
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there were some big deals in the pipeline which had been signed ahead of time anyway. there was no real strategy over what the president wanted to achieve in china.|j strategy over what the president wanted to achieve in china. i would try and has earned a strategy i presume the white house will put one forward. if you look at the deals, we sell a lot of aeroplanes most yea rs. we sell a lot of aeroplanes most years. i'm sceptical, having used certain language previously, when you say "up to" there is the possibility of not up to. we have much more on our top story, the earthquake and repercussions in iran. thousands of people comparing for a third night in freezing conditions. many more details on the website. that's it from outside source for tonight. lovely to have you with me. check us out online. now, sports centre.
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coming up: christian eriksen is the hat—trick hero for denmark as they booked their place at the world cup in russia. hondurans are not happy, accusing the aussies of spying on them ahead of their world cup qualifier. jack sock giving his hopes of winning the world tour finals alive with victory over marin cilic. we start with the world cup qualifier, where denmark have booked a place in russia: beating the republic of ireland 5—1 in dublin to progress. it was goalless after the first leg, a headerfrom shane duffy putting the hosts ahead six minutes in but the bubble was burst with two
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goals in three minutes. christy scoring an own goal. and then eriksen striking fob outside the area to the denmark 2—1 up and then he scored another to put paid to any irish hopes. then he got his hat—trick, rounding off a remarkable night for the danes. nicklas bendtner storing from the spot in stoppage time. a lot of international friendlies taking place around the world. sergio aguero was taken to hospital after fainting at half—time in argentina's friendly defeat against nigeria. he scored after 36 minutes to put argentina 2—0 up but he didn't come out for the second half. alex iwobi scoring twice for nigeria. there are now just
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there are nowjust two spots left for the world cup and one of them will go to either australia or honduras. they are play—off is tied after a goalless d raw honduras. they are play—off is tied after a goalless draw in the first leg so it is a winner takes all game. we look ahead to the second leg. espionage has arrived in football, the thoughts of a furiousjorge pinto as he accused australia of using a drone to spy on preparations as they head for their second leg. the incident with a drone was embarrassing for such an advanced country. what a shame. when australia came to honduras they checked every bathroom to see if there were cameras. what a shame that a culture of this level demands such a thing. for either side, missing out on the world cup would be devastating for their fans.
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hondurans have taken part in the last two finals while you have to go back 15 years to the last time australia missed out. the home side have a fitness boost ahead of the play—off, all—time leading goal—scorer tim cahill has been cleared fit to play. he was a hero in their dramatic 2—1win over syria in their dramatic 2—1win over syria in the previous round of qualifying but missed the first leg against honduras. he is ready to go, yeah, from the start. he probably could have played on friday in the first game but post game, looking at the pitch, the way the game went, we ke pt pitch, the way the game went, we kept him fresh for this one. he's ready to go. in world cup play-offs, australia have done it before, they have the t—shirt, they've pop the champagne and shed tears. in 1993 and 1997 they missed out after coming so close. goalless first leg against argentina and iran ending in eventual defeat. so their fans will
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be hoping that they don't have to sit through similar heartbreak this time around. tennis, the atp tour finals in london are underway and roger federer is in action against alexander zverev from germany. the world number two was pushed to a tie—break in the first witchy won. and its close in the second, 5—4, alexander zverev is leading. earlier, jack sock kept his dreams of progressing to the semifinals alive after beating wimbledon finalist marin cilic in three sets mac. the american who lost his opening match to roger federer came from one set down to defeat the fifth seed. that was a tough one, for sure. it's been an interesting morning so far, the fire alarm went off in our hotel at 4am and we had
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to exit the building. a long morning but it's an amazing atmosphere here. i love playing in london, some amazing memories from wimbledon. i love playing in front of the fancier, you make me feel like home. excited to get the win and keep my hopes alive. england cricket captainjoe root says he knows he'll be targeted by australia in the ashes series — and he's not at all bothered. england are in townsville for their final warm—up match, which starts tomorrow — and our sports correspondent andy swiss is there too: we had some heavy showers in the england preparation but they still had a pretty good work—out at the start of their match that begins here tomorrow. there was nojimmy anderson in training because a p pa re ntly anderson in training because apparently he is not feeling 100%
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although we are assured there's nothing to worry about. jake ball had a light work—out on the outfield as he continues recovery from an ankle injury. we heard from the england captain joe root, ankle injury. we heard from the england captainjoe root, in the usual pre—ashes war of words. root is the man the australians are targeting and it is something root says he is relishing. i've heard a lot of chat about targeting me in particular but i know from alpine view we are targeting every single one of them, we won't be singling anyone out. you've got to take 20 wickets and score more runs than them and that is the approach we will have as a side. we'll have plans in place for each player and bring it on, that's what it's about, you want the competitive element and those little in—house rivalries. should be a great series. i've got some great players in their squad, some great players in their squad, some good characters which i'm sure
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will make for great viewing. as for the cricket australia 11 they are being coached by a former england batsman, graeme hick, who is now australia's lead batting coach. ryan harris who coached the cricket australia 11 in adelaide that he thought that the england batting was vulnerable, so what does graeme hick think? both sides might feel the same, some young developing players looking to stamp their authority on test cricket. yeah you could say that but i'm sure that england supporters may be feel the same. i think the series starts evenly matched, some vulnerable spaces and opportunities in both sides. an important four days coming up for england. still some questions over the line—up for the first test, craig overton, the fast bowler who impressed in adelaide, hoping to sta ke a impressed in adelaide, hoping to stake a claim once again while the
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batsmen, especially alastair cook who is yet to score a half—century on this tour, hoping to score some ru ns on this tour, hoping to score some runs ahead of the first test that begins in brisbane on november the 23rd. arise sir mo. this morning the olympic champion went to buckingham palace and received his knighthood from the queen. he came to the uk from somalia as a young boy, and went on to become britain's most decorated athlete. this summer sir mo called time on his track career to concentrate on running marathons. there he is. a proud moment for certain mo farah. that is the sport for now. —— sir mo farah. time to check on the weather for the
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next few days and in the short term it's going to remain fairly quiet. one thing worth mentioning on wednesday morning, there could be a fair bit of fog around across england and wales, some of the patches could be dense and may last through the morning and into the afternoon. for most of us it shouldn't be too for the first thing but when it lingers it will probably other parts of england and wales. scotla nd other parts of england and wales. scotland and northern ireland, i don't think there will be any problems. wednesday, especially over the south, cloudy and there will be some drizzle in southern wales and maybe around the east of england. certainly not the case across most of scotla nd certainly not the case across most of scotland and northern ireland. a different story, wednesday is going to be bright and sunny but not very warm, temperatures only around 8 degrees. yorkshire, you can see the
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cloud, looking damp across lincolnshire and maybe some of the fog lingering into east anglia and the south as well. the cloud in one or two areas is breaking up. difficult to tell where every break in the cloud is going to be. quite a cloudy day. on thursday we see a weather front moving in and out of the north—west. this might bring a speu the north—west. this might bring a spell of quite heavy rain, at least for a short time, across northern parts of the uk but behind it the skies are going to clear and we'll see cold air moving in. you can see how clear it is in scotland and northern england but in central areas we hang on to the cloud and milder weather. this is friday morning, high pressure building income is surely across southern parts of the uk. so we are in the colder air mass. especially cold
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over scotla nd colder air mass. especially cold over scotland because this is where the wind is going to be strong. a lot of mild air in the atlantic that will come back our way but not as far as friday is concerned. a lot of sunshine with a few blustery showers across scotland. temperatures are mostly into single figures. after a court friday, saturday morning may be quite frosty almost anywhere in the uk. a cold start and single figure temperatures across most parts of the uk, may be double figures, depending on how much sunshine we're going to get. going into sunday this is where the weather changes. if you were watching yesterday i mentioned that the weather is looking very drive. this has changed now. on sunday, we are anticipating an area of low pressure to move into the uk and bring wet weather especially to the west of the country and the low pressure is going to be barrelling
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through on sunday and monday and the current thinking is that when we are through this wet period on sunday and monday, by the time we get to tuesday, the low pressure moving to the north and high—pressure building but i must warn you that the outlook, the details are still a bit uncertain, so next week, in summary, we have the mild start and then the high building and there is a risk of more frost and fog. tonight at ten: a special report from yemen, where millions of lives are now threatened by famine and fighting. in the capital, school children suffer — in endless airstrikes by the saudi—led coaliton. and in the vast camps for the displaced, we see the consequences of aid supplies being blocked. the war here has created so much misery, with lives disrupted. and the recent escalation of the conflict mean that many more people will be relying on the kindness of strangers,
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just to survive. we'll have the latest on the un warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe. also tonight: a firearms dealer has been found guilty of supplying guns and bullets linked to more than a hundred crimes, including three murders. the scene in the house of commons, as parliament starts to look
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