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>> this is "bbc world news america." funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here, in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the island with warm, sunny days, cooling trade winds, and the
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crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at >> and now, "bbc world news america." katty: this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am katty kay. hillary clinton is back on the campaign trail. she said resting home with pneumonia was not where she wanted to be. the syrian government is accused of preventing aid from getting into aleppo. un secretary general ban ki-moon speaks to us about the challenges. and what would it be like to grow up in the circus? for these children, cirque du soleil is their family and their future.
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to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. tonight hillary clinton is back on the campaign trail after falling ill at a 9/11 memorial. it was later revealed she was suffering from pneumonia. the democratic nominee told supporters she had taken time off to do some reflection. her republican rival, donald trump, has released details of his health, and north american editor jon sobel reports. jon: hillary clinton is up and running again -- well, standing or walking, at least, and that is big progress from last sunday when she collapsed at a 9/11 memorial. it was later revealed she was suffering from pneumonia. ,er first campaign stop greensboro, north carolina, and to the strains of "i feel good," she took to the stage. i have to say, it is great to be back on the campaign trail.
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[applause] ms. clinton: as you may know, i recently had a cough that turned out to be pneumonia. [laughter] ms. clinton: i tried to power through it, but even i had to admit that maybe a few days of rest would do me good. [applause] jon: and her supporters, it seems, could not have been less bothered about her health. >> the only thing i'm worried about is she may you working too hard. she is a dynamo. i do not worry about her health at all. jon: are you concerned about her health? >> not at all. jon: why not? >> same age as i am. is running a good race and she got a cold, turned into pneumonia, easy to do. >> she is a great example for young women who want to get in politics like me and women every day. jon: today, donald trump's ciantion released -- physi
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released the most recent test results. the conclusion, "mr. trump is an excellent physical health." last night in ohio, he appeared magnanimous to his rival. mr. trump: in all fairness, she is lying in bed getting better and we want her back on the trail. jon: but as you might expect, there were limits to that magnanimity. mr. trump: i don't know, folks, do you think hillary clinton would be able to stand up here for an hour and do this? [boos] mr. trump: i don't know, i don't think so. jon: hillary clinton has come through this unscathed. there is 54 days of polling and the next stop, the presidential debates, and she has got her work cut out. the person with all the momentum at the moment is donald trump. jon sobel, bbc news, greensboro, north carolina. katty: well, for more on today's
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reappearance on the trail i'm joined by the political director for abc news. how did she look, how did she sound, how did she seem to you? remarkable moment, just looking at the candidates physical appearance like this. she looked energetic and you heard the strains of james brown when she was introduced. what speaks louder than anything you might say about her health, how she looks. democrats are worried. any stumble is seen as a big deal and republicans will take advantage of it. katty: i thought she seemed fine . a little bit hesitant, perhaps, less energy, i thought, the normal. look, you don't get over pneumonia in four days. rick: that's right, and critical to her, every time she is out there to project a certain degree of energy. she cannot be a new person and
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she will not match donald trump for performance value, performance art, but just choice she is out there, the pictures can speak much louder than any doctors report or any description of her own health. watching the video today, you are looking to see if there are any signals or signs she is not 100% her team is confident she will rebound. katty: the incident raised questions yet again about hillary clinton and her penchant for secrecy and the transparency around her medical diagnosis. did she put that to rest? rick: it raises two questions, her own health, and transparency act on ability. on the second front they even acknowledge today that they have fallen short. they are still not providing full medical records and a full accounting of what happened, and they were woefully inadequate of their original response. they allowed silence to pervade the initial hour and a half after the incident on sunday and that was a major strategic error , not just because the contrast but because -- katty: she was asked questions
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about transparency in a short press conference after the speech. how did she respond? rick: she did not like the questions one big. she was blaming her aides, never a good way to handle it. she knew she was going to get these questions and this wasn't a full mea culpa. she was never going to want and the clintons are never going to want to give full information on the front end. the way that this played out over the last 72 hours or so has not been good for the campaign and they recognize that. katty: she also addressed the issue of the polls. the race is tightening at the moment. how did she handle that? rick: well, look, good polls have an and you are happy and battles happen and you are not. -- bad. and anyone hundred there are certain fundamental set of not happened yet. there is no question she is on a trajectory right now that is not a positive one. donald trump is clearly captures
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something in this race and it is a good moment for him going into the debates in 10 days. katty: thank you for coming in. now to syria, where the government of bashar al-assad is coming under criticism for still not allowing it to get the people who are desperate for help. among the worst hit areas is aleppo, where emergency needs are for medical and food supplies. it was one of the topics that laura trevelyan spoke about today with you when secretary-general ban ki-moon in new york. laura: it has been called the most impossible job in the world and there is an illustration of that. the u.n. cannot get aid into syria. what is the problem now? secretary-general ban: all the trucks and humanitarian workers are ready to move. they are waiting at the borderline. unfortunately, the shelling began and we have not received a full guarantee and assurances from syrian government and syrian armed groups. i urge the parties concerned to
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immediately cease the shelling so we can move ahead. there are many people desperately waiting for life-saving assistance. laura: secretary-general, who is doing the shelling? secretary-general ban: it's not clear, so whoever may be, i'm urging them to stop as soon as possible. laura: when you became secretary-general, you told me you hoped as a south korean you could make a difference in the south korean problems. north korea has launched another nuclear test. are you disappointed? secretary-general ban: much more than disappointed. i am deeply, deeply concerned about the continuing tensions on the korean peninsula. i'm also deeply concerned about north korea's continuing provocations, and not abiding by fully with the security council resolution.
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security council this year alone has met eight times. now they are meeting for the ninth time. laura: they are, but secretary-general, all these meetings, all the sanctions, the resolutions against north korea hasn't stopped north korea from carrying out its ballistic and nuclear tests. is it time for a new approach? secretary-general ban: we should think of all possible means but at this time it is important that north korea changes its course and tries to engage with international community for a better life and for their self-respect. laura: you are leaving office soon. perhaps in your new life, could there be a role for you to have as the south korean to start direct talks with the north? secretary-general ban: i would have to see what kind of role i can do. but i am ready as a private
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citizen when i return to my home country of korea, i will see what kind of role i can play and how much i can do. i'm ready to do it in any way i can. laura: and secretary-general, because you are leaving, the talk of the town is who your successor should be. you have said it should be a woman. why is that so important? secretary-general ban: i am the eighth secretary-general and all secretary-generals, including myself, have been men. there is a huge expectation in the international community that as we are moving toward the 21st century sustainable development, where nobody's left behind. laura: secretary-general, thank you very much indeed. secretary-general ban: thank you. katty: laura trevelyan there speaking to ban ki-moon. next week the united nations will focus on the plight of refugees when world leaders
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gather for general assembly meetings in new york. among those forced to flee fighting in syria, a girl who made a dangerous journey in her wheelchair to europe. our special correspondent met her a year ago at a border crossing in hungary. she has now settled in germany and he has been back to talk to her again. reporter: 2000 miles from aleppo and the war, she has a new life. on her way to school, speaking fluent german, embracing the normal. this is her a year after arriving on european shores. it was a journey made by thousands, but for a girl in a wheelchair, the challenges were an adventure. >> yeah, it is a journey for a new life. reporter: age 16, she taught
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herself english by watching soap operas and came with big dreams. >> i want to meet the queen. reporter: her journey has crossed the borders of nations and of the imagination. from detention in central europe -- >> i was afraid, but i'm doing ok. i'm stronger than i look. reporter: to freedom in germany today. what has changed? >> she is just like any other person. she gets up early, she goes to school, she is a hard-working pupil, i hope. she speaks german. and she is safe. she isn't afraid anymore. reporter: but this is not a story with an uncomplicated happy ending.
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resentment of migration is growing in germany. in cologne, young migrant men were blamed for a wave of sexual assaults on new year's eve. with over one million migrants and refugees arriving in the last year, the far right has gained politically. they would refuse entry to people like her. >> the refugee policies of angela merkel were wrong from the beginning. i would have catered for syrians in the region in lebanon and in turkey, that would have been cheaper and you would help more people. reporter: but like many syrians, she longs for home. here she is in aleppo before the war. this is her city now. she wanted to send a message to syria. >> hello, my home. i am with you. don't worry. you are really, really, really
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sick, but i'm sure you are going to get better. and when you do, i will be right by your side. i will be right back. promise. reporter: bbc news, cologne. girl: a 15-year-old syrian who just wants to go home. a quick look at other news from around the world. china has launched its second experimental space laboratory as part of a plan to have a permanent station in orbit by 2020. the heavenly palace was on board a long rocket that blasted off in the gobi desert. next month the second mission is , due to take 2 astronauts to the station to conduct research. a former hitman from the philippines has told a congressional hearing that the current president, rodrigo duterte, personally shot dead a government agent when he was a city mayor.
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orderedsaid mr. duterte him and other members of a death squad to kill suspected criminals and opponents. in response, the government minister called the allegations lies and fabrications. the family of a black woman found dead in a police cell in texas last july has been awarded $1.9 million for her unlawful death. sandra bland was arrested and detained for minor traffic violation, but was later found hanged shortly before she was due to be released. her death was ruled a suicide but ms. bland's family later sued. you are watching "bbc world news america." still the come, americans are not the only ones getting ready to go to the polls. we are in russia ahead of this weekend's parliamentary elections to gauge the mood there. it has been named the strongest storm of the year and it slammed into southeast china after
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causing havoc in taiwan. strong winds and lashing rains cut power to millions of homes. this report from a port city. reporter: here in southern china, people are trying to get back into their daily routine following last night's storm. the warning when now that the most powerful typhoon to hit this part of the coast since 1949 was on the way. these would be the strongest winds to reach anywhere in the world so far this year. you can imagine people or worried. when the winds finally did hit, they were at speeds of reportedly 370 kilometers an hour, faster than one of the country's high-speed trains. when you walk around to survey the damage, it seems like it is not that bad, considering. parts of the city have flooded with drains overflowing, blocking entrances to buildings
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and housing complexes. some areas have lost power. teams of military police have been mobilized. time to racing against second,bris before the smaller typhoon hits in the coming hours. this is a road leading to the main train station. props the biggest damage has been that perhaps the biggest damage has been to transport infrastructure, with lights and trains canceled. all this comes during a national holiday. plenty of people from the province would have planned a trip away for the midautumn festival. lots of other travelers would have come here also from all over china. instead, i guess they are going to have to be content with a long weekend at home, spending it with their friends and family. katty: we have focused a lot on
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the american presidential race recently, but this sunday, russians will go to the polls in their own parliamentary election. the last time such a vote took place in 2011, claims of ballot rigging sparked street protests, marking perhaps the first and last time that vladimir putin was under pressure from his people. so what is the mood this time? steve rosenberg reports. steve: we are on a journey to a remote part of russia. speeding along the northern river. on board are election officials. and a ballot box. we land on a tiny island. it doesn't have a polling station, but then, there are only three registered voters living here. so it is off to find a place where the islanders can vote early in russia's parliamentary elections. with a few tweaks, a village kitchen becomes a voting center.
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after casting her vote, this 84-year-old settles down for a nice chat about her cabbage patch. she has 2 loves in her life, her flowers and her president. it is vladimir putin's party she voted for. "when putin raised my pension, i cried for joy," she tells me. and what does she think of democracy? "i don't know what that is," she says. i asked the same question here in this city and received so many different answers. "democracy is when there is order and security and no litter," she tells me. "it is some kind of struggle for something," she says. "i don't know what." but to these russians, democracy was all about free and fair
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elections. across russia, there were unprecedented antigovernment street protests sparked by vote-rigging in the last parliamentary election. among the protesters here was alexander. the opposition movement, he says, has faded, and with it, hopes for democratic change. >> most of the people, they don't think about democracy in their usual life. they go to fishing, for their gardens, they are thinking about their children, their families, and they don't want to oppose the authorities. steve: crucially, most russians still trust vladimir putin far more than their parliament. the kremlin rules russia through a power vertical, with vladimir putin at the top and all other institutions, including the parliament, below him and subservient to him.
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but with economic problems rising, the danger for the kremlin is if people start to doubt the legitimacy of those other institutions, they will pin all their hopes on the one man at the top. at this farm, there are as many cows as there are russian mp's, but it is in putin they trust here. "our people can ask putin directly for help," she says. "he solves many problems like this." back on the river, the ballot box is heading off to another island, but russians are not expecting a new parliament to make their lives better. they think they have got a president for that. steve rosenberg, bbc news. katty: so that is what it takes to organize elections in russia
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for an island where there are only three voters. if you have ever seen a performance of cirque du soleil, you have probably left in awe of the acrobatic routines. the troupe, which started in canada in the 1980's, has ended to staging shows around the world. recently, jane o'brien went to meet the children performers. jane: many children dream of running off to join the circus. anastasia and this 10-year-old have never left. their parents are performers with cirque du soleil, and both children were born into the circus, with every intention of following their footsteps, or in this case, hand stands. >> i know our parents are focusing more on school, but i really want to be part of the circus. jane: home home, as anastasia puts it, is russia, but she and
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her brother spent much of their lives on the road. >> i am at the age where i love to travel, and if it is 10 weeks, it gets boring for me and i am already wanting to move on and i'm thinking where my room -- how my room will look and where is the circus and how are we going to get there. now traveling is one of my favorite things to do. becausey i like japan there is delicious food. there is friends. i want to go again to japan. the worst thing is that sometimes in the city i meet friends and then we have to leave again. and chances are we are not going to come back to that city again. it is kind of hard, you know. jane: at first sight it might be difficult to identify any transferable skills that the children could use if they suddenly decided to leave the circus. but their dad says the training has given them a good work ethic.
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>> it is very hard to do your job professionally every day, and now at this early stage, i get them accustomed to this work, teach them what life is an d what labor is. >> it is my responsibility to get everything done, to get good grades, to make them happy. and the same thing in the tent. i take responsibility for me and my health and my body that i can do it and i'm not going to fall. jane: school takes place online. anastasia, who speaks at least four languages, also looks after her brother. but is adamant she is never really alone. >> it is a big family. sometimes someone gets into a fight but we are a big and happy family and we love each other. katty: what a remarkable teenager. quite my children were
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that dedicated to their studies. you can find much more of the day's news on our website. i am katty kay. thanks so much for watching "bbc world news america." >> make sense of international news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here, in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the
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island with warm, sunny days, cooling trade winds, and the crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet, los angeles.
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