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hello, this is outside source catastrophic flooding in the us state of texas. forecasters say the volume of rainfall could nearly double later this week. an indian guru has been given 20 years by double rape although there was no repeat of the deadly riots that followed... the situation remains tense. even know he is injail, guru is also a goal ref —— always agree with. they are trying to get across the border to bangladesh but being ten back. it is brown pouille brexit negotiations, david davis is back in brussels and frustration on both sides is beginning to show. —— date three of brexit negotiations. welcome to outside source let's
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begin in the us because the city of houston has been brought to its knees by one of the worst storms to ever hit the region. three days after hurricane hardly read slant for much of the city is now under water. that show you the pictures to give you an idea of the devastation so give you an idea of the devastation so far... give you an idea of the devastation sofar... a give you an idea of the devastation so far... a year's worth of rainfall has come down in a week, around 130 centimetres. helicopters have been brought in to rescue people who have been stranded on the reefs. us because they are really nowhere to go. because they are really nowhere to 90- -- because they are really nowhere to go. —— stranded on the rooftops. tens of thousands people have been ordered to leave their homes. five people are reported to have died and it could rise. let's show you one story that is particularly catching people's attention. a tv reporter by the man in his lorry, she rescued
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him with the sheriff. this all on for that live on air and nvidia has gone viral. of course the attention is focused squarely on the rescue operation in texas but there is also a lot of interest in how president trump handled the disaster because me. he had a news conference a short time ago beside the visiting finnish president and the unfolding situation. it is an historic amount of water, there has never been anything like it so the people are handling it very well and the people of texas, as you know, really persevered. when you watch the spirit and the interviews he has them and helping each other, the teamwork it is really something the people to say, even in inland they would say it'd been pretty incredible. —— even in finland. would say it'd been pretty incredible. -- even in finland. this is the area impacted by the stump accused in america's fourth biggest city. it is not over yet. if we show
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you this from the national hurricane centre it shows the expected rainfall until saturday. this area in dark purple indicates areas expecting more than 20 inches of rain. this treat sums things up... —— this week. they didn't even have a colour to show this level of rainfall. unprecedented. lola, how are things in that town? this river is the colorado video which has broken its banks and is flowing through the centre of town. they had not seen flooding like this are 100 years. joining me now is someone who actually works at a stall right behind us. it is completely flooded. sandra, you work at that emporium.
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behind us. it is completely flooded. sandra, you work at that emporiumli do sandra, you work at that emporium.” doi sandra, you work at that emporium.” do i work three days a week and we acce pt do i work three days a week and we accept donations at the store and it is hard to believe that it is almost underwater. that is a charity store seat you were giving up to be helping people who would be affected by the storm, instead the store is underwater. exactly, they accept donations we go ahead and duzza prizing and we open the store from nine to three which is the very first building. friday and saturday. the proceeds go towards scholarships of the people in need. were you expecting flooding on a scale like this? know i had expecting flooding on a scale like this? knowl had never seen expecting flooding on a scale like this? know i had never seen anything like this in my life. when you heard it was coming did you think that here in land would be safe?” it was coming did you think that
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here in land would be safe? i did i thought it would not get anything like this this is the worst anyone has ever seen, like this this is the worst anyone has everseen, a like this this is the worst anyone has ever seen, a historic club that everyone around the whole part of town. when you look at this catastrophic devastating flooding, you are used to seeing it as a street scene, can you describe the impact it is having? a lot of impact, actually there are even more buildings past this. nobody... it is ha rd buildings past this. nobody... it is hard to believe, you want to cry, almost. how long the think it will be interviewed going to your store and see what the damages?” be interviewed going to your store and see what the damages? i think it is going to be a few days at least before the goes down. we have do wait till the water gets away from i'iow. wait till the water gets away from now. how would you describe the mood here in the small texas town today as we are faced with this ruinous
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flooding? everyone is out, maybe can believe it. it has not been like this ina believe it. it has not been like this in a hundred years. nobody expected anything to even get this hide. so, it is heartbreaking. expected anything to even get this hide. so, it is heartbreakingm seems like a close—knit resilient community. yes, i think everyone will stick together and help everybody out, even the surrounding towns to help all these people but are affected by the storm. and texas has seen storms before, it is seen flooding before and even when you need a whole ok and was coming did you anticipate that it would affect not just the town you anticipate that it would affect notjust the town but you anticipate that it would affect not just the town but the whole region. —— even when you saw the fema coming. i thought well, they said first one, then three come four. i was thinking that this could not be happening. and then the rain ke pt not be happening. and then the rain kept bowling bowling alone i had
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about this and someone called me and said you have to come see our building and you would not believe what you are going to say. and i can't believe that. bell is a police helicopter overhead i think they are surveying the scene. how does it seem to you that the authorities have responded to this disaster? white they are very great. all the fire department, your police absence. everyone has been great handling the situation in keeping people away and say. they are just wonderful but doing that. thank you so much forjoining us. buys the deep someone who actually worked at that charity store you can see behind which is completely flooded. the police helicopters are overhead taking reconnaissance photographs. this small texas town have not seen flooding like this in 100 years and this is just
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flooding like this in 100 years and this isjust one flooding like this in 100 years and this is just one community among many as the storm moves east and as a state of emergency is declared in the neighbouring state of louisiana. thank you very much. we will have more on that story and the political reaction also to what trump has said about in about 20 minutes. police are on high alert in northern indiana curfew has been imposed after a 20 yearjail term was handed toa high after a 20 yearjail term was handed to a high profile self—proclaimed religious leader of raping two of his followers. this man lead to sack and claims to have 60 million followers worldwide. he is known as the guru of blame. —— of bling. his followers are loyal it is believed that they torched this car after the punishment was handed down. violence erupted three days ago after the verdict and 38 people were killed. the clashes are going on in one
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state, the headquarters of the sect has schools, hospital and even a cinema. we got the reaction from the guru's followers. many devout he said they have not lost faith in the man they regard as a living saint. translation: the accusations are all false i was deeply hurt by the verdict. his blessings will always be with us. it does not matter that he is injail. guru is always group. tonight his complex is surrounded by heavily armed police and troops. inside that i reckon the big 15,000 hard—core disciples. inside that i reckon the big 15,000 ha rd—core disciples. the inside that i reckon the big 15,000 hard—core disciples. the fear is what happens when the authorities
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try to get them out. an update of what happened on the streets after the guru's incarceration... things have calmed down the government and an administration was much better prepared, we did not see a repeat of what we saw on friday because a lot of the senior members of the sect we re of the senior members of the sect were already detained over the weekend also there was a huge amount of army paramilitary presence, there we re of army paramilitary presence, there were kept you in the states where we saw the most violence. also in galley things were an alive. in context, huge amount of security presence on the streets and the fact they have prepared over the weekend by doing everything possible to make sure that the same number of people do not come out on the streets again and do not cause that kind of balance and rampage they get an friday. he has been sentenced to 20 yea rs friday. he has been sentenced to 20 years in prison what is his next
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move? he will appeal. he can apply for bail and even be granted one depending on what happens. importantly depending on what happens. importa ntly he has depending on what happens. importantly he has other very important pieces coming up against him particularly that of being charged with being involved in murder of a journalist who on the first occasion exposed what was going on in his sect. in 2002 two women handed a letter saying they had been sexually assaulted by the call real and the journalist who published the letter was later killed. this is an important case coming up there was another member of the sect who was also trying to expose wrong doing and he was killed. he said he wasn't involved in the murders but those cases are coming up in a few weeks's time so those will be important to tell bob. additionally the victim's lawyers have said that almost 50 over women have said that almost 50 over women have come out to say they have been sexually assaulted in one way or the
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other said this is definitely not the end of it. now the vatican has announced that the pope will visit myanmar. the announcement came one day after he condemned the persecution of people bar. since violence flared up on friday more than 100 people have been killed and many have escaped to the border but they are being turned away by border guards. they have been coming across the board of the days, sometimes entire villages. translation: days shooting going on at the border, i have had to come back here. —— there is shooting going on. but, anger best already home to half a million of... does not want any more. these border
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guards are telling recent arrivals they can't stay, a tough message to deliver to people who've seen a villages burnt down and seen family members killed. translation: my father was killed during the class i came here with my neighbours. i don't know where my relatives are because i left my village. there is no peace so i am here. the upsurge in fighting is making the bangladesh border guards nervous, how much worse could it get? is team plenty of this placed people fleeing violence but this is the first time in living memory that there have been two sides fighting over the border. with the death toll of last five days passing 100. well,
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we have someone at the bangladeshi border where the number of displaced people arriving is growing every day. hundreds of people sitting around me are all rohingya people from myanmar. some brought families with them some left the family ‘s death. but, this area is being called the zero point and the border guard of bangladesh has cordoned off the area restricting them from entering the mainland. despite the high alert of border guards a few thousand rohingyas have most to come to bangladesh and also the border guards said they have sent back one 200 rohingyas. most people living here are women, children and elderly people and they are being given food
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by the locals here. stay with as an outside source still to come... the third round of brexit talks is underway as michel barnier meets david davis in brussels to hammer out the details of a future eu— uk relationship. but little progress has been made and both sides expressed concern about that. there has been a second arrest after the death of a baby boy in greater manchester. 30 world woman who has been treated in hospital was arrested this morning on suspicion of murder. police were called to a house in the alley hours of sunday after reports of domestic disturbance. a team of forensic officers have continued to go in and out of this house today as part of this murder investigation. officers from greater manchester police were called here on sunday. that's when they discovered the body of a two—year—old boy. a man and woman had already left the property for hospital.
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detectives say they have now made a second arrest — a 30—year—old woman, who is receiving treatment in hospital. a 31—year—old man who was previously arrested remains in police custody, again under suspicion of murder. our top story, there is already catastrophic flooding in the us state of texas being described as unprecedented. the water level is expected to rise further in the coming days. other stories being reported around the bbc right now... china says india has withdrawn troops are disputed border area ending a tense stand—off that began in mid—june. an agreement was made
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between the countries. columbia's bark has begun its first congress... by bark has begun its first congress... by the end of it recently to mobilise rebel group will have chosen a new game and became a political party. one of the most watched videos on our website concern the french president's new ferry friend, a black labrador called nemo. he showed up by his official duties today as the french president hosted the migration so that we have the portobello. let's go to brussels. these pictures are becoming a familiar sight. david davis is arriving for the negotiations. this is the third round. is that none of the station is beginning to show on both sides. here is michel barnier the eu's
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chief negotiator. we must start negotiating seriously. and the sooner we remove the ambiguity, the sooner we will be in a position to discuss the future relationship and a transitional period. and the brexit secretary had to save the... we want to lock in the points where we agree, unpick the areas where we disagree, and make further progress on the whole range of issues. but in order to do that will require flexibility and imagination from both sides, something i think the council asked for on some subjects. our goal remains the same: we want to agree a deal that works in the best interests of both the european union and the united kingdom. in your thinking this sounds similar
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to the other negotiation rounds you are not alone. this is the new york time's eu, despondent... —— booing let's talk to a journalist based in brussels. hello, that reporter asserted that like groundhog day. is certainly has been going quite slowly, the uk has come forward with its paid is quite late in the cellar said the commissioner has had a time to read through the papers but it has to be said they do not seem to be impressed, as yet. we had david davis talking about wanting to lock down the points that they agree one, is it clear there is anything that they agree on at this stage? there are some areas of agreement and
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ellis some overlap, like citizen right booing writes. about fundamental questions like the fa ct about fundamental questions like the fact that rights are protected under eu law at this stage. the commission is eager that remains the case. there are areas where the aspirations of protecting sits's rights about. the financial settlement, we have not had very much from the uk or not. and northern ireland they share the aspirations but the commission do not believe at this stage that the uk is coming forward with realistic proposals. i have not had a lot of people who think much will come out tangibly from round three, is that the general feeling? yes, the commission do not think there will be any clear developments on the financial settlement. it is a thorny issue that does not play well in the
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british media. and it will be one of those areas that they will be making small steps towards a solution but during this session what will happen is that the uk will present its legal understanding of what its commitments are in the future. when might we see significant steps forward , might we see significant steps forward, how soon have people got to wait before they see some real progress? well, the next big headline, the commission are clear in saying it is not a deadline, but the head of state will meet in october to discuss progress on whether sufficient progress will have been made. there is only one more negotiation session before that happens so a lot of progress will be needed at that stage but i don't think anyone is very optimistic that enough progress will have been made. if things continue at the current
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weight. you've had that michel barnier wants to continue and make whatever that is needed. these men will see a lot of each other over the next 18 months or so, was the chemistry might? i have to say in the bottas you did not see them coming into the ring together and they appear to get on very well, they appear to get on very well, they were talking about the holidays and there was the general sense of bon ami between them. thank you, catherine. holla anmane harvey could be one of the top ten most some initial estimates putting the costs of damages as high as $13 billion and worryingly when he had the losses are thought to be uninsured. the many affected it is not emotional only it is a
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devastating financial experience. that is right we had one of the officials there today saying this is just the start of what would be a long lengthy process. i think you are looking at potentially devastating long—term consequences certainly financially the many homeowners. what we are beginning to learn is that many people live in areas where the flooding wasn't expected. so, they didn't have flood insurance necessarily. you are looking at picture about 15% of those in the city of houston could find themselves facing a situation where they have lost their homes, they can't claim back from insurer ends and they will struggle going forward. there is some assistance from some counties who are declared federal disaster areas so they can
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try and get assistance in the form of loa ns try and get assistance in the form of loans from the government but again just of loans from the government but againjust loans not of loans from the government but again just loans not insurance. of loans from the government but againjust loans not insurance. so, you're basically talking about people who've lost their homes, possibly their cars and it will take a long time to recover from that“ there consensus over what the storm is likely to cost? i called various insurance companies and many of them are coming back to me and saying it is too early, we're still seeing rainfall coming down, we can't estimate it. comparisons are going on whether this will compare to superstorms here in new york or hurricane katrina it of the gulf of mexico several years ago. people are talking of certainly in the top five potential costs to the us for the recovery but again they keep saying it is too early and we don't want to
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get ahead of ourselves will stop but we are talking billions of dollars. it will have an impact on growth figures in america. negatively initially to an them positively as you get into the business of reconstruction. we are a long way from that. if you want the latest on what is going on with storm harvey it is all on our website and there are reports from correspondence across the region and some incredible video of the rescue is being taken place. people literally lifted from their rooms. i will be backin lifted from their rooms. i will be back ina lifted from their rooms. i will be back in a few minutes time. with mop on outside source. there is no bigger story across the planet than what is going on in
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texas from harvey. it is curbing back into the gulf. this shower band is working eastwards away from houston. it will be driving houston but the heaviest falls will be to the east the city. areas like beaumont in the firing line and in louisiana. 600 millimetres of rain expected in the next few days. i'm saying that blogging will get far worse before it gets better. it won't just be worse before it gets better. it won'tjust be across parts of texas but also into louisiana where we see life threatening flooding. storm rain... ithink life threatening flooding. storm rain... i think it would make it the wettest month in the united states of any month. really record—breaking rainfall. to these there is a development of a truck. in florida. whizzing across the atlantic... this clump of thunderstorms leaving west
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advocaat has brought torrential rain to senegal and it is the next decent candidate got a next holla anmane. we will keep you up—to—date on bbc news. meanwhile in south china we have had a tropical storm arrived over the course of the weekend it is now disintegrated but a lot of storm clouds of following it. 50— a hundred millimetres of rain water and further budding problems could be seen. we also have active monsoon downpours from the monsoon affecting much of south east asia from thailand, also into southern areas of vietnam. perhaps as much of 150 millimetres could cause some problems as well. in india, we see an active monsoon with an upper area of low pressure moving to the western side of the country bringing torrential rain to some places... a
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think we will see some flooding problems including in mumbai. that would do that and quite likely to see some flooding in mumbai. let's ta ke see some flooding in mumbai. let's take a look at the weather... not in asia but closer to home with had somehow whether it was the south—east of the united kingdom. during monday. this bug will bring cooler and fresh out of the north—west of the uk as we go on through tuesday. the beverages will drop away and a band of cloud will see bids way in. privileges are tumbling towards the north—west of the uk. of all uk focus coming up in half an hour. hello. to outside source. donald trump has taken about catastrophic flooding in texas. it is an historic amount of water, there has never been anything like
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it. the people are handling it amazingly well. we will be live in washington in a minute to get more on how the president is handling the first natural disaster of his term. and indian guru has been given 20 yea rs and indian guru has been given 20 years for a double rape, although there was no repeat of the deadly riots that followed his conviction, the situation remains tense. the french president emmanuel macron has announced a 3—point plan to curb the flow of migrants across the mediterranean. he is hosting a meeting of european and african leaders in france. a gruesome story
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