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welcome to our viewers on public television and around the globe. accused women have donald trump of making unwanted sexual advances toward them. the republican nominee has continued to deny any of the claims so far. the bbc's north america editor starts our coverage. andrter: another day another series of disturbing allegations about donald trump's behavior toward women. >> i complied. shoulder very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast. he put me in an embrace and tried to push me away -- and i
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try to push him away. me,epeated my words back to get real. brushing his genitals. right> the person to my unbeknownst to me of the time was donald trump and put their hands up my skirt. he touched my vagina through my underwear. >> it has been weeks is that infamous videotape emerged since donald trump boasted about sexually assaulting a woman he apologized and said he never did those things. since then, 11 women have come forward to a unwanted sexual advances from him. that number seems set to rise. he was making light of the problem, implying one of the women was simply not attractive enough to make advances to.
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mr. trump: she would not be my first choice. you don't know. reporter: at he's not barack obama's first choice. president obama: there is supporting minimum wage or supporting collective bargaining. investing in poor communities. and then suddenly he is going to be the champion of working people? come on. >> the trump campaign has so far denied allegations. bbc news washington. anchor: what impact is this half it -- is this having of the
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trump campaign? they spent the entire week denouncing accusers. he said they were words, not actions. what --ave a parade of rate of women coming through saying your actions matched your words. repeatedlyrump outright denies these allegations. >> he has actually gone so far to say to one of the women that choice,not his first implying she was not attractive enough to harass her, which is mine hobbling coming from a presidential campaign. the polls have shown everson's , it hasogame came out been an incredible week in presidential campaign history.
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he was already down, but if you look at what happened over that weekend there was a pretty precipitous drop, particularly among women voters and religious voters. not only does it look like hillary clinton has high civil digit lead in national polls -- high single-digit lead in battle polls. arizona, texas, indiana, alaska, georgia. can bethem like they competitive. >> can he turn this around? does so it would be unprecedented in the history of american politics. he has one big chance with him. chance with ast national audience. anchor: i will see you there. believe it or not there is more than sex being discussed in this campaign.
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current president was in a battleground state of ohio today. polls are closed and that is important because no republican has won the white house without ohio. i visited northern ohio where the loss of manufacturing jobs have some democrats rethinking their loyalty. reporter: this is the turnstile that never turns, the factory that produces nothing. this steel mill employed thousands of people. the plant is shot, no one works here anymore. this is the story of lorain ohio, a town globalization left behind. >> the next day you can start working on u.s. deals, shipyards. road another plant
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is run by u.s. steel. it only has jobs for 200 people. mark williams knows he is lucky to be one of them. lifelong democrat who switched parties in order to vote for donald trump. >> i'm discouraged with the government. people's lives are at stake. reporter: mark doesn't like what trump says about women and immigrants. a few months ago he met the candidate right here and he was impressed. >> on voting for my job. of questions, didn't particularly care for a lot of the answers being a union steelworker. but they were honest. hear a lot about global trade deals, none of it good. killedre the deals that this town, that me this one of the more depressing places in america.
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the clinton campaign makes a splash, but they know trump has tapped into something. his family has been here for four generations. it should be hillary clinton -- hillary country. >> people have seen the status quo has not gone well for us. we need to be sure we build an economy that rises all boats. that is what secretary clinton is pushing for. >> closed factories litter northern ohio. a time from the double flow of free trades. >> it is not surprising people are angry. and it forces them to blame other countries. then it is to blame computer chips or robots. but this isn't much the story of
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technology as is and is -- as it is trade. >> they have had a particular kind of globalization that protects large nationals. whereas they don't protect labor rights and environmental rights. a globalization that really rewards competition based on who chemistry workers. >> tom lost his job at u.s. steel a year ago. he is just being called back. >> do you think any of the candidates can help? >> i believe both of them can. is more big-money and any politician can help us. we need this money instead of going here out of the country.
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>> the steal moonves will never provide jobs and livelihoods the way they used to, a new industry will have to arrive. it is the next challenge for whoever is the next president. >> no republican has ever won thing the white house without winning ohio. watch lorain to see which way the state goes. quick news from around the world, president bashar al-assad from syria says recapturing the eastern half of aleppo will act as a springboard. he told the russian new space his forces would push those he described as terrorists back to where they came from in turkey. has causeded assault many civilian casualties. cooperationuspended with unesco for adopting a resolution which they say denies their connection to holy sites. the resolution uses only the
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muslim name for the holy site, which is known to jews as the temple mount. they also condemn what is described as israeli aggression toward muslims at the state -- at the site. is us-led coalition increasing airstrikes around the strategic city of mosul. the fresh attacks came after several months of preparation of a ground assault to free to city from a so-called islamic state. our defense correspondent is with the iraqi army as they prepare for battle and sent us this report. reporter: a dual -- in iraq he army continued its jordan -- continued his journey north. we joined one of the last convoys to leave baghdad. we powered column after column of armored vehicles, on their
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way to join the battle. leaving behind the devastation caused by the enemies so-called islamic state, and the bomb damage from us-led airstrikes. the hardest fight is still to come. the 12 hour journey ended here. just south of mozilla, the last major stronghold in iraq. >> we have summed up our forces here. we are ready to liberate basel. -- ready tomose a liberate mosul. m in a few who can have fled areas already controlled by the extremists. these families setting up homes. they walked for days to escape the clutches, many barely old enough to understand the
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conflict they have been caught up in. the 90-year-old has just managed the journey. hardly have there was anything to eat. children were dying because they didn't have any milk. how does she feel? reporter: and for some the scars will never be erased. she blames i.s. for her daughter's injuries. and she breaks down when she tells me her two young sons were killed in the same blast. the u.n. has warned up to one million civilians might be displaced, even if they can be defeated, iraq still has to deal with a deep sectarian divide. they have arrived in the thousands in the middle of a dust storm and it is not yet
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clear if that will affect the timing of the operation. not allowed to say when the offensive will begin, but we have been told it will be soon. >> extraordinary scene from the iraqi desert. james jeffrey, formally served as the american ambassador to iraq. how difficult is this offensive going to be? battles against isis were difficult in iraq and syria. but they have all been wondering by the coalition and the coalition is going to win this one. most of the civilians and the political shakeout, that is going to be interesting. reporter: humanitarian officials warning about the crisis. many people potentially displaced. >> iraq has handled 4 million
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refugees from those areas that isis took over. jordan.ey, lebanon, and in the end, because this is a supply and intense medical support to refugee messy butit will be i'm pretty confident it is problematic. no doubtseems to be that the battle was successful, that the iraq he army will take mosul. what do you think they will find when they get their? guest: a devastated city and the terrible policies isis uses to keep the population under control. deal of division among the kurdish, sunni, arab, and shiite.
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anchor: you have advocated they have to go in, even if there isn't a clear day after plan. risk you could re-tape mosul and then and up fighting in those groups. >> you have momentum in this battle invading europe in 1944. you did not have all of the political problems. it is important to maintain this momentum. you could then use it to resolve the underlying problems. what is important is dealing with humanitarian problems. problems ofolitical who can control what over the long-term -- >> what impact does it have on the movement? >> it would be finished in the cito flow -- in the citadel.
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anchor: think you so much for coming in. talk about a bigger problem, you're watching bbc world news america. the greenspan was possibly most powerful chairman of the u.s. federal reserve ever. could he have done more to stop the 2008 financial crisis? a new book examines that question. year of official mourning has begun in thailand. the crown prince has made a surprising request, saying he wants the secession process delayed so he has time to mourn. from thailand, here is jonathan head. king --ast journey of a he was carried in slow procession from the hospital where he died to the grand palace.
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inea of mourners dressed black gathered for a final glimpse. the crowd stretched out unbroken across the royal quarter as far as you can see. it is hard to convey the extraordinary atmosphere here among the crowd outside the say apalace waiting to last goodbye to the man they simply called father. it is a powerful shared sense of grief from people from all walks of life. a hush spread across the crowd. most couldn't see clearly but they sensed his arrival and started sobbing quietly, pressing their palms together in a final salute.
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the man who represented tradition and modality. so at the end they struggled through their grief to sing the anthem composed especially for the king. this last heartfelt rendition to say goodbye. >> seeing an economic crisis coming is one thing, doing something to stop it is quite another. that is one of the takeaways of a telling new book about former u.s. federal reserve chairman alan greenspan. they can lower not only the lead up to the 2008 crash the history of mark and politics and finance.
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the book is called the book is called a man who knew. new what? guest: i think he knew more .bout financial stability before the 2008 crisis he was seeing there were problems in real estate. >> why didn't he act? if he could see, and that is the big question. he went from being the oracle to being blamed for the financial crash, why didn't he? guest: part of it is his personality. was left alone in his room for a long time. he didn't like to confront people. he decided not to confront people too much. he read that a real estate bubble it would have left him unpopular. >> it is not the economics you are suggesting, there was some
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experience that he didn't stop the financial crash. >> i think there were serious constraints on the central bank. doinging i discovered is the freedom of information act, you can find discussions of greenspan as the some prime buffers. wipe out theto most dangerous kind. the industry didn't get around to it. and the political limits to what they can get away with were real. today we live in a way more toxic political environment. we had a crisis back in 2008. the politics got worse, not better. quite probably about a frothy market. he knew the problem was there.
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>> some people saw -- some people thought without any significant thought behind it -- by going back and finding his phd thesis nobody found before, finding the speech he gave in the 60's and 70's, this theme of preoccupation with markets collapsing is all through what he wrote and what he said. >> has the system changed in any way which means we could have another greenspan type figure. guest: i think we are living in an arrow where the opposite direction. we live in an area where the technique kratz have been popular. we need more maestro, not less. we could learn something about how it technocrat fights back against the politicians,
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establishes an authority. >> the book is the man who knew. thanks for coming in. now for an extraordinary escape. cagerp got into a specifically designed to keep it out. there was a diver inside this cage. >> an encounter with a great white shark. leeward with a lump of tuna. it trashes its way into the cage. there is a professional diver inside. you couldn't really see immediately the sharks in there. it was this boiling water. finds its wayhark
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to the top, blood seeping from its gills. this is not the blood of the diver who is still missing. >> then it got quiet. the diver didn't immediately pop up. it took a while, 10 or 12 seconds. >> shaken but unhurt. never before have his skills been tested like this, when a cage gave way he drops beneath it. two other sharks were below it. a lucky escape. the heart is pumping. the shark cages are engineered to prevent sharps from breaking through. a shark in a tight corner with enough power to break the rails at just the wrong moment. bbc news.
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anchor: unbelievable. every time i see that it makes me slightly ill. that brings the program to a close. you can find out more on our website. thank you for watching and have a great weekend. >> 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.
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families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the 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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