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figj‘aiffigg frumur (h fruit ‘ur fif-‘u p: ”in f5‘ait1'u5 cm e 55 it-‘u5 ended up fighting china for the survival of north korea. there are lots of reasons why it cannot be avoided. also, the underlying tone of the comments from the president that all options are on the table, potentially, in dealing with this. that carries its own problems, doesn't it? bearing in mind there are so many doesn't it? bearing in mind there are so many missiles that pyongyang has trained on south korea and could even hit japan. has trained on south korea and could even hit japan. i am glad you mentioned japan because that is a lwa ys mentioned japan because that is always a player and the united states has had a long security relationship with japan that would reinforce nervousness about north korea. in terms of the messaging the trump administration, the trump himself, that all options are on the table, but have two disaggregate what is strange and novel from what is continuous in us policy. harry truman put the nuclear bomb on the table and it has always been there. truman and trump are so different. macarthur wanted to use tactical
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nuclear weapons. having said all of that, what do you think might come out of the talks this week between president she and president trump and is there a middle ground they can find that might suggest a way forward in dealing with north korea? the chinese are downplaying president trump's comments. they are not gritting expectations that this will be some big sumo match or something. xijinping will come out looking good from the chinese perspective, i think, looking good from the chinese perspective, ithink, no matter what. in the long run, the americans will push for more sanctions, push for more special operations forces against north korea in tandem with south korea. that makes the north koreans and cheney ‘s nervous. there area number of koreans and cheney ‘s nervous. there are a number of tactical moves the americans can make and seem prone to making that, absent a trade war or a proper harmony with china, will keep the region on edge, along with north
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korean nuclear capabilities and its missile programme. it seems interesting that the chinese doussain to be losing influence with pyongyang and with the leadership there and don't seem to be able to exert the kind of pressure they might have done it a few years ago. in the long term that is true. they have built a number of new leaders —— levers in the time frame of kim jong un. they have the special economic zones along the frontier with north korea that china can open or close and they have a lot of trade with north korea, consumer goods. kimjong trade with north korea, consumer goods. kim jong un trade with north korea, consumer goods. kimjong un wants trade with north korea, consumer goods. kim jong un wants to push for his own policy which is wealth creation for north koreans, limited marketisation. china is essential for doing that. luxury goods for north koreans. they can squeeze kim jong un his mercedes supply, his luxury yachts, as well as oil and ultimately food. they can make north korea feel the pain if they want to. if the chinese said john young, stop
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at, would they, could they do that? a foreign affairs publication affiliated with the people's daily said regardless, even if they tested a nuclear device again, they will not close the border. they will not engage in harsh sanctions that would destabilise the social system in north korea and they made their bed in 2011 by supporting the hereditary succession. they didn't get quite what they wanted and now they have to live with the consequences. doctor adam cathcart, thank you cajoling us. the emergency services and armed forces in colombia, are still searching for as many as 300 people, missing since a series of huge mudslides engulfed the city of mocoa last friday. more than 250 people are now known to have died. anisa kadri reports. rescuers in colombia hunt for any signs of life. the hopes of finding anyone alive are fading, with hundreds already confirmed dead following the mudslides in mocoa. as bodies are aligned up at this cemetery, families wait outside praying
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they will not find their relatives inside. translation: the really sad thing is when family members find their loved ones in this situation. it hurts to see it. we are lacking support. the fire service is always here but we need a lot of support. roads and bridges were washed away and houses flattened, after more than a week's rainfall fell in one night. getting help to people living deep within the amazon basin is not easy. but people in the colombian capital, bogota, who donated these supplies hope they get there. troops and children work side—by—side to try to get relief to the injured. translation: the situation in a disaster area is very bad. we can feel the anxieties, even here in bogota. we feel it is everyone's responsibility to help in the
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disaster area because the number of casualties and missing people is huge, and many families are looking for missing relatives. the colombian president has visited the area. critics say he should have done more to protect it from heavy rainfall amid concerns about climate change. last night in a televised address he promised his government would support the victims and pay for the cost of funerals. translation: i know the loved ones lost are irreplaceable. the pain will stay with us forever but it is possible to mitigate it. it is possible to recuperate. it is possible to overcome the tragedy. hope as possible. we will dedicate ourselves to bringing hope back to mocoa. dozens of children are among the dead. for these survivors at a makeshift soup kitchen, food, drink and shelter will be the start of the process to rebuild their lives. the financial services regulator
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is proposing new rules for credit card companies to help millions of customers get out of long term debt. the regulations are designed to help borrowers whose failure to settle their accounts means they end up paying more in charges and interest than the sum they originally borrowed. our personal finance correspondent, simon gompertz, reports. credit cards, so convenient, but the interest and charges rack up. some people are eventually paying £2.50 for every £1 they have borrowed. for the 3.4 billion people who are in persistent credit card debt, we want to make sure they get help much sooner than otherwise done, and that they get it on a predictable basis. persistent debt means they are spending years are paying more in charges and interest than in repayments. so after 18 months the card company will have to prompt them to pay back faster. after three years, a formal repayment plan should be proposed, and if the customer cannot afford
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it, interest and charges could be waived and the card cancelled. i think credit card companies should take on more responsibility to help people that may be more vulnerable. they shouldn't encourage people to have credit cards who cannot afford them. people do have to take responsibility for their own money, as well. the cost of being stuck in credit card debt can escalate, and in the end it is the card companies who are making money out of it. it's estimated that if these measures are implemented effectively, it could save the card users up to £1.3 billion a year. debt experts say that is treating the symptom and not the cause, which is that people are allowed to go so long without repaying. you look at the way that credit cards are structured. minimum repayments, people can take out a large—ish balance and repay it in very small amounts, which is trapping millions of people in persistent debt. so unless that is changed and the structure of products
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are at a more realistic repayment at the outset, we are likely to see more people falling into persistent debt in the future. credit card companies say they will look at the proposals, which they welcome. use of the cards is rising rapidly, so pressure to help borrowers who find themselves with problems is likely to grow. does misuse of the apostrophe get you mad? if so, you're not alone. a grammarvigilante has been prowling the streets of bristol at night, correcting bad punctuation on street signs and shop fronts. the man wants to remain anonymous, but he did agree to speak to our reporter, jon kay. he is the banksy of bad punctuation. roaming the streets of bristol writing wrongs. i'm a grammarvigilante. i've been doing it for quite a lot of years now. i think it's a cause worth pursuing. at home, he makes sticky punctuation marks. i'm trying to match the colour
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of the apostrophe that's needed on the shop. he's even invented a tool which he calls his apostrophiser — to reach the highest signs. look at that! that's worked perfectly. a quick demo on the dining room wall. applied a really pooly end here. by day, he's a highly—qualified professional. only his family know what he gets up to after dark. i have felt extremely nervous. my heart has been thumping. he started his campaign 30 years ago. this was the first sign he tackled. amy's nail‘s. apostrophe deleted. elsewhere, he's added them, leaving his mark all over bristol. there will be some people, maybe the owners of these shops, who say, "hang on a minute, you haven't got permission. we haven't asked you to do this. what you're doing is a crime. it's vandalism." what would you say to them? i'd say it's more of a crime to have the apostophes wrong in the first place.
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there's one sign he's been desperate to correct for years. cambridge motor‘s. motors with an ‘s. this is just wrong. it's not meant to be like this. it really does need sorting out. it's right outside bristol prison. but using a purpose—built trestle, he climbs up, cut a piece of yellow sticky back plastic to size, and covers the rogue apostrophe. notice anything? not really, no. so, what do businesses think? i thank him for what he's done. it's good to see people still caring about english grammar, isn't it? when you go past a sign that you've corrected... the word you're looking for is pride. it makes my heart swell slightly when i see the correct apostrophe. jon kay, bbc news, bristol. time for a look at the weather.
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good evening. we saw quite a variety of weather across the uk earlier today. 18 degrees in the sunshine for the south—east, but we also saw a tree pollen levels. pollen levels and temperatures coming down a little bit over the next day because the north and west we have a weather front moving in. that will move through and eventually we will see fresh atlantic air coming in behind it. it has been quite an kuldeep for western scotland and northern ireland and it is moving ever eastward. that process continues overnight. some rain across england and wales. northern ireland will dry up, as with scotland. a little chilly, 25 6 degrees in major towns and cities by the end of the night. i'll cover in wales. the bridge is not much lower than eight or 9 degrees. it will be a dull affair across wales and the south—west into the morning. not much room left over
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but a lot of low cloud. pretty grey further east with the high chance of rain in the south—east and some parts of east anglia. further north, not much rain and cloud around. pretty great year. it will brighten up pretty great year. it will brighten up into southern and eastern scotland, northern ireland sing some morning sunshine. sunny spells and showers in the west and north of scotland. george wilton in honest if trees. it will blow a keel in the northern alliance. wilson the south—west of england will brighten up south—west of england will brighten up but it stays great for east anglia and the south—east. some rain into the afternoon. though and dampier. temperatures down on the day. 111 or 15 degrees from cardiff and london. love them or 12 in glasgow and in belfast. tuesday night in the wooden stick, the high pressure continues to building across the uk. it will be with us for a few days. a north—westerly breeze across the north and east of the uk. breezy for some and quite a bit of cloud around. maybe a shower
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or two bit of cloud around. maybe a shower ortwo in bit of cloud around. maybe a shower or two in the west of scotland but most or two in the west of scotland but m ost pla ces or two in the west of scotland but most places fine and dry. there will be some breaks here and their two something brighter at times. in the south—west with lighter winds, the sunshine shouldn't feel too bad. top temperatures around 13 degrees. it looks similar to thursday and on into friday. a fair bit of cloud, david degrees for some, but also if you breaks in the cold and some sunshine. this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 8:00: an explosion on the metro in st petersburg has killed at least ten people and injured dozens of others. prime minister medveyev, says it was a terror attack, as officials announce three days of mourning for the victims. translation: there was a deafening
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explosion. i was standing by handrailandi explosion. i was standing by handrailand i think explosion. i was standing by handrail and i think that saved me. everyone fell and the carriage crumbled. it was very good but the train didn't stop. seven people have been charged in connection with an attack on a teenage asylum—seeker in south london, who was badly beaten. theresa may has laughed off a military conflict between the uk and spain over gibraltar after brexiter. president trump says america will "solve"
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