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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. four days after a man was stabbed to death in east germany, far—right groups are continuing to call people out on to the streets of the city of chemnitz. we will report from south africa. there have been attacks on shops run by foreigners in south africa's soweto township leaving three dead and many fleeing their homes. they bring my shop, they will loop my stuff, i don't know where i'm going to start again. we are not animals. a ugandan opposition figure who emerged from government detention earlier this week on crutches, has tried to flee the country. as he got to the airport he was bundled into an ambulance. his lawyer tells us bobi wine was re—arrested at the airport. and we'll be hearing about the french actor gerard depardieu, who has denied an accusation that he raped a young actress. more far—right protests in the german city chemnitz.
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these pictures are from a few hours ago. less violence and agression that than we've seen earlier this week — but still a significant number on the streets. this story begins in the early hours of sunday morning when this german—cuban man was stabbed to death during a fight. two men — a syrian and an iraqi — were then arrested. on sunday we saw the start of the far—right protests. and they've continued through the week. there have also been anti—facist protests — though they've been smaller. german police are investigating ten far—right protesters for doing a nazi salute — which is illegal. afd is the right—wing political party in germany.
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it has a lot of supporters in saxony. one of it's mps tweeted... calling the events in chemnitz "fa ke news" and a "media scandal". these latest protests have coincided with a visit by saxony‘s prime minister. he spoke earlier. translation: we will see to it that those who committed this homicidal crime are convicted, and swiftly. we will see to it that those who ran through the city with hitler salutes are also convicted. jenny hill is in chemnitz and filed this report. well, there must be a couple of thousand demonstrators at least rallying here. they hope to disrupt a town hall meeting, an opportunity for local citizens to get together with regional politicians to discuss their concerns. from the angry scenes i witnessed just before that meeting began outside, i'd say there is going to be only one topic under discussion this evening and that is of course migration. what the far—right began with some
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of their protests over the weekend here in chemnitz has really inflamed what is a very sensitive subject for ridicule he germany's former east, where there is real antipathy towards angela merkel‘s migration policy. at the moment, the demonstration appears to be passing off relatively peacefully. the police, they were taking chances. ——the police, they were taking no chances. actually admitted earlier this week that they were rather overwhelmed by two nights of consequent demonstrations, rather violent demonstrations. one involving 6000 people, organised by far—right groups who had actually mobilised a neo—nazi network and brought people in from all over the country. the people here tonight seem to be a bit more of a mix. there are very concerned people from chemnitz who say they are really worried about what is happening to their country. there are also far—right groups in there, too. but as i say, at the moment the demonstration seems to be relatively peaceful. but i must say, this is a very divided city. let's go from germany to south
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africa. there's a clean up going on in soweto in south africa after serious xenophobic violence. soweto‘s name is an abbreviation of south west township — as you can see it's to the south west of the centre ofjohannesburg. these are some of the videos that have been shared on social media over the last 36 hours. the violence started on wednesday — and many shops owned by foreigners have been looted. lots of people seen leaving shops and stores loaded with things they have taken. these are some of the scenes posted on social media today. they have largely calmed down now. we're into the clean—up. let's get more on the story. so far police have arrested 27 people in connection with the looting. this is nomsa maseko. running for their lives. foreign shop owners in never one fearing the worst. packing up instead of facing the danger of more attacks.
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african immigrants being targeted once again. i'm going to a safe area somewhere. this is not safe. yesterday we lost so many shops there around. this is one of many shops here on by somalis here in the township of soweto. they're packing up their goods and closing shop. police have told them that it is no longer safe for them to continue operating here. violence broke out on wednesday in one area of soweto and quickly spread to other parts of the township. residents accuse foreign shop owners of selling expired and counterfeit groceries. a charge shopkeepers deny. in the chaos, three people died. more than 20 arrested. and countless shops looted. at the local police station, shopkeepers who fled the violence are counting the costs. so this is the three, three times that they are looting our shop. they bring my shop, they break my shop, they loot my stuff.
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i don't know where i'm going to start. the same stuff that they are complaining has been expired, they are collecting and eating that stuff. we are human beings. so they should treat us as a human being, not as animals. we are not animals. in an effort to prevent the unrest from spreading, in the east ofjohannesburg a local mayor led raids, confiscating expired goods and arresting undocumented immigrants. we don't want communities to take the law into their own hands. it is not our policy to target foreign nationals, especially those that are here legally in the country, so we condemn in the strongest possible terms. we don't want these incidents of food, which is a a genuine cause, to then spark as attacks. but some believe these raids are reinforcing the perception that foreigners are the problem. actually, i'm not blaming those guys, the owners of the shop, i am blaming the government
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because the government is the one who has allowed those people to operate here. because their shops, they are abusing the children and they are abusing us with expired stuff. just because you help us. because you not even go to town. shops belonging to african immigrants will remain closed until calm has been restored. nomsa maseko, bbc news, johannesburg. a few hours ago, we learned the french actor gerard depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a young actress. his lawyer has told afp that he denies the allegations "absolutely". here's the bbc‘s hugh schofield in paris. there is a preliminary investigation over by the paris prosecutor after an accusation filed formerly by a young woman — an actress aged 22 we are told — she made the accusation to police in the south of france on monday and claimed that she had meant mr depardieu twice in paris
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earlier this month and that on both occasions he had either raped or sexually attacked her in some way. the events — alleged events — took place in paris. so it is a paris prosecutor that has opened this preliminary investigation. the reaction from the depardieu side has been very swift and very clear. he denies any relationship at all with this kind of act. his agent has said that the actor is stunned by the accusation and contests forcibly any charge of rape or sexual attack. and one french media which contacted gerard depardieu said the whole affair was idiotic. stay with us on outside source — still to come. a memorial service honouring the life of senatorjohn mccain, where former vice presidentjoe biden gave a eulogy about his friend and the state of american politics. the uk's biggest payday lender, wonga, has gone
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into administration tonight. our personal finance correspondent, simon gompertz reports. wonga world to number one among payday lenders on a wave of humourous adverts which lost over the harm being done to some borrowers. wonga's fall began in 2014 when it had a big financial penalty for sending threatening actors to borrowers from fake glorious addresses. then it was forced to compensate 330,000 customers it hadn't checked could pay the money back. in the backlash, charges for payday loans were capped and, as more compensation claims came in, money from wonga's backers turned out not to be enough to cover them. well, if you've got a loan, you'll still have pay that back. if you are pursuing compensation, the danger is that you willjust
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have to join a long queue of creditors trying to get their money back from wonga. wonga's rates were 1,500%, but its business model backfired, and this lender's time has run out. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... four days after a man was stabbed to death in chemnitz in east germany, far—right groups are continuing to call people out on to the streets of the city of chemnitz. a belgian executive working for a russian steel company has been found dead after falling from a building in moscow. the circumstances of the death remain unclear, and a police investigation is under way. that's in bbc russian. rescuers in myanmar are trying to reach over 60,000 people who've been stranded after a dam collapsed on wednesday. that's from bbc burmese. and you could argue it's pay back time for sadiq khan. a giant balloon showing the mayor of london in in a bikini will fly over westminster this weekend. campaigners raised $75,000 to pay for the blimp which is a repost to the mayor's decision to allow a giant donald trump balloon to fly in westminster injuly.
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a memorial service forjohn mccain has been held in phoenix, arizona. joining many of mr mccain's family and friends was former vice presidentjoe biden. the way things have changed so much in america. they look at him as if john came from another age. they lived like a doormat by a different code, an ancient and annotated code we re code, an ancient and annotated code were honoured, kurds, character, and integrity, doozy —— kurds. that was obvious howjohn integrity, doozy —— kurds. that was obvious how john lived integrity, doozy —— kurds. that was obvious howjohn lived his life. the truth is, john's cold was ageless. is ageless. when you talked earlier, grant, you talked about values. it wasn't about politics with john. grant, you talked about values. it wasn't about politics withjohn. he could disagree on some things, but
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it was the underlying values. they animated everything john did. everything he was. could come to a different conclusion. were he parted company with you, if you lack the basic values of decency, respect. knowing that this project is bigger than yourself. anthony is live from washington. listening to that clip i detected a hint of almost anger from joe biden that that distinction between values and politics is, he believes being lost. i think so. and i think that has become a theme of this week—long celebration ofjohn mccain's life. and i think that was whatjohn mccain wanted it to be. obviously he
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knew he was dying. he was diagnosed more than a year ago, almost a year ago. he made meticulous plans for how this week would look. and the people he chose to stand up there and talk for him, the people he was going to have fought at his funeral on saturday, two ex—presidents george w bush and barack obama, the message that he is trying to sin or was trying to send was one of american unity among one of the idea that we are better than this, that oui’ that we are better than this, that our values of tolerance and diversity are important. and reaching across the aisle and working with people who disagree with you. that is the message that joe biden gave earlier today. i think that is what we want to hear over the next few days. as america continues to honoured senator mccain, here is an idea from one former head of nato saying "i can think of no more fitting to butte... for that to happen donald trump
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would have to ok it. for that to happen donald trump would have to 0k it. obviously john would have to ok it. obviously john mccain and donald trump had their differences. and as build—out of public view earlier this week as we talked about the decision to only fly the flags have staff for a couple of days, a decision that was reversed. there's also talk here in dc about renaming the senate office building currently named after old democratic senate reader afterjohn mccain became supportive of that. senate minority leaders were the first ones to suggest that. although it has been republicans who have been a little bit more reluctant to make that rule. —— reluctant to make that move. as he has done almost everyday, donald trump has been busy tweeting. time criticising the celebrated journalist, veteran watergate journalist. here celebrated journalist, veteran watergatejournalist. here is the president in which he says...
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i guess i should get over this but it never ceases to amaze me that donald trump the president of america has time to be picking fights with journalists. that is definitely true. i think there was a lot of debate and discussion going into donald trump's elevation as the presidency about whether he could continue to treat twitter the same way and to be as outspoken on it. as he was as a private citizen, a reality television star and even as a candidate. and as we found out, no, that is the way donald trump likes to operate on twitter and he is not going to change it despite the fact that people have criticised even within his own administration criticised his use of twitter. he said this is his way of reaching the people. i think he has had by my
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count 13 tweets so far today about eight of them have been in some form bashing the media, calling it once againfake bashing the media, calling it once again fake news and picking fights with cnn and in bc and other news outlets. donald trump sees this as effective and he sees an opportunity to drive a chasm between him and the people who are covering him and reporting on his administration. it doesn't look like that is going to change anytime soon. good to talk to you. check next week i am sure. anthony, live in washington, dc. time for outside source business. we go to argentina first. argentina's central bank ratcheted up interest rates to a worldwide high of 60% in an attempt to stem a currency crisis. earlier president maurichio macri called on the international monetary fund to release a $50bn loan early, to cover forthcoming debt payments. that will be familiar to those of
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you in greece, are a money to pay off the debt for money you have already borrowed. argentina's currency has lost half its value since the start of the year — you'll now need about 39 pesos to buy one american dollar. the country is struggling to repay debts, which are equivalent to 57% of its gross domestic product. well earlier we got analysis of the situation from argentina expert himena blanco. box 1 i think there's two main issues here. one is what happened in the previous administration and what is this administration go. so if we go back to the previous administration would talk about currency controls, it was fiscally irresponsible to subsidize energy to the rate that it was done. so when he takes over he already has an economy in recession and struggling. i think to his credit he manages to stabilise the economy without going into a deep crisis. but he didn't go far enough and the economy remained exposed to external shocks as we have seen in
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other emerging markets. ithink external shocks as we have seen in other emerging markets. i think a lot of what the administration has been able to do is institute instability. letting investors know what is going to do next. now it is about getting financing ahead of what had been expected. investments —— investors are not often times asking themselves what does the government know that we do not, how much worse is the situation, should we be worried about it? let's go live to buenos aires now and bbc mundo argentina correspondent daniel pardo. what could happen if argentina defaults on its debt repayments? it will be a terrible crisis. something that would be in this country considered a political and symbolic figure from his government. macri, one of the richest people in
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this country was elected to solve the economy and fix every single thing that was a problem when the previous government finish. and if he failed to do that, it would be a huge political loss for them. some people might be watching and thinking how can this possibly be done with debts this pitch. —— this big. have someone suggested this can be written off? it depends on what is going to be happening. amhara is an important date for the government. they will see how they will try to manage this. they put $300 million on the market value in order to stop this evaluation. many people are concerned here. what is going to happen here is the country still has one of the highest inflation in the world and is going to impede many people to get credit in the market. the situation still is quite complicated and what is coming ina
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is quite complicated and what is coming in a few days is more resolutions and we will see if the government is able this time to get a clear message. analysts are saying thatis a clear message. analysts are saying that is what macri is not doing, giving a clear—cut message of what he has gotten to to do with the country. if the president doesn't get what he wants, is there a possibility he and his government may be kicked out? that is something that you always have to have into account in this country. a year from now, it will be the first government like this to finish its period. all of the government from the past century and this country that were not part of the main party were not able to finish. that is always into account. it is a scenario that i would not recommend to analyse that much. it's something they are trying to do is trying to default. thank you very much. let's turn back to the us.
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president trump has set a deadline of friday to reach new terms for the north american free trade agreement. canada rejoined the talks after mexico and the us announced a bilateral deal earlier in the week. are they burning the midnight oil? they are. we have seen both from canadian officials and american officials that they may progress since they arrived in washington wednesday to try and figure out where canada fits into a new north american free trade agreement, or this renegotiated nafta if you will. there are some key sticking points in particular. how disputes will be resolved in the future if this deal is rewritten, that is one of the key things for the canadians as well as some sort of very complicated details regarding canadian dairy farmers. and allowing foreign dairy
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into the canadian market. those are the two key issues that are still to be worked out. both sides have said that they're optimistic, that they will be able to reach some sort of agreement at least in principle. come friday. that is really important because they are up against a ticking clock right now. we will leave it there for the moment. we will keep an eye out for that on friday. thank you very much indeed. does one answer from that on friday. thank you very much indeed. does one answerfrom her because i want to tell you about a shake—up in... mobile and broadband services in australia just got a whole lot more comeptitve — because vodafone has joined forces with tpg telecom to create a rival to industry leaders telstra and optus. karishma vaswani has the details. this is a massive new telecoms giant that has effectively been created or born in australia. vodafone's australian operations and tpg telecom will create this brand—new mobile fixed line and broadband provider. $11 billion, the mergers we re provider. $11 billion, the mergers were that much. effectively it will
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be big enough according to analysts to match the scale of their rivals in the country. telstra and optus. the new entity which will be called tpg is already being given a thumbs—up by investors. shares from both the companies stored in australia. an analyst saying that consumers in theory should get better service and hopefully lower prices, too. broadband service in australia is one of the biggest complaints for people over there. many have said that it is far too slow and the quality is just not good enough. the move comes of course as australia's telco sector has been facing uncertainty because of the roll—out from the government —— a government owned broadband wholesale which has impacted if done that internet profitability. and from china. coffee was big business and most countries in the world, and china is getting bigger. tis world, and china is getting bigger. t is the traditional drink but more people are switching to copy. here's how this is shaking down from beijing. a year ago this company has zero
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outlets. now they have got, wait for it... over 800. the plan is to have 2000 by the end of 2018. welcome to modern high—speed capitalism, chinese style. this is one of the chill alleyway caf s in the old part of beijing. here it is perfectly normal to hang out for as long as you like, chatting, reading or doing some work. that's not the business
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model here. the idea here is you get the man, you give them their take away drink wiggly and out they go. —— you get them their take a wagering quickly and out they go. and china like nowhere else on the planet people have embraced online payments and virtual shopping. but what about the coffee taste? is a virtual as well, in that respect, mine is better. no, no, mine is better. studio: thanks to steven for that report. at the beginning of the next half of outside source said is that we're going to be talking about and sa ntu cci we're going to be talking about and santucci because we're going to be talking about and sa ntucci because she we're going to be talking about and santucci because she is said to have been resigning. hello. the end of summer and the
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school holiday season on the horizon. planning a last—minute dash into europe this is the forecast for you. it is set to be hot over the mediterranean for the next few days. you see the amber colours on our air mass chart indicating where the warmer areas. further north with yellow and blue. we have seen fresh atla ntic yellow and blue. we have seen fresh atlantic air bush across central europe of late and on friday that is in place all the way through towards bolan. the other flank of it will see more wet weather across sweden, desperately needed here after a hot and dry summer. on the seven flank of the cool air we have got lots of heavy rain to come across all five regions. the air could be sufficiently cool enough. particularly in the tops of the alps. to see some late august and early september snow. that area of cloud and rain was a bit further eastwards as we go through friday night into saturday. on the back edge of it we're going to start to strength the winds across central and western parts of the mediterranean. let's focus on the mediterranean. let's focus on the mediterranean because that is where the focus for some of you will be on
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saturday and it is looking drive towards east, hot and sunny. right across cyprus. pleasant with temperatures in the mid—30s. one of two isolated showers across the southern balkans, maybe over the mountains. much of southern croatia is dry, but further north this is where we see the storm clouds extending and towards parts of hungary, slovenia across austria and still across parts of northeast italy. that could cause some flooding. a few showers elsewhere. a strong breeze aided by a wind in the southern france. spain, portugal, light winds. also into the canaries. you are onto a winner. blue skies overhead, strong sunshine and feeling quite hot, too. indeed for those in the mediterranean, write to the weekend and into next week, look at that. a sunny outlook for most. temperatures not in the high 20s. suddenly into the 30s. dubai has certainly kept the heat. into the 405. staying finding casablanca. the
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cancun into florida there are some 5torms around. that is what it is looking for the holiday—makers next week. we will keep an eye on the big stories, including this one. this a rea" stories, including this one. this area" panning around in the west specific. —— west pacific. thi5 area" panning around in the west specific. —— west pacific. this is a typhoon that tuesday ten over the coming days and work its way northward. become —— could become a super typhoon. here he is concerned at the moment could be japan. look how it is set to track its way northward. it has been a torrid few months in japan with northward. it has been a torrid few months injapan with heat waves and some severe flooding. we will keep a close eye on where that goes into next week. we also keeping an eye on these areas of cloud at the moment. and western parts of africa. because after a very quiet hurricane season so far, potential bicske turn into something quite potent. we will keep you updated and update you with uk weather in half an hour, too. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. four days after a man was killed in east germany, far—right groups are out on the streets again, in the city of chemnitz
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the un's human rights chief launches a stinging attack on aung san suu kyi — saying she should have resigned, over myanmar‘s treatment of rohingya muslims. she was in a position to do something. at the very least, she could have kept quiet. there was no need for her to be the spokesperson of the burmese military. a ugandan opposition figure who emerged from government detention earlier this week on crutches, has tried to flee the country. his lawyer tells us bobi wine was re—arrested at the airport. and we'll be speaking to anthony zurcher about donald trump's latest salvo on twitter about north korea and china, and what the chinese have been saying in reply. aung san suu kyi was once feted throughout the world — for years she faced down a brutal
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regime in myanmar with principle and courage — and, in the end, she triumphed — and became her country's leader. now the un human rights chief has used his final interview to say she should resign. she was in a position to do something. at the very least, she could have kept quiet. there was no need for her to be the spokesperson of the burmese military. she didn't have to say this is an iceberg of misinformation, these are fabrications. she could have just stayed quiet, or even better, she could have resigned. iam i am prepared to be the leader, or prepared to be the de facto leader but not under these conditions. map since august last year nearly 700,000 rohingya muslims have fled violence in myanmar and took refuge in bangladesh. mr zeid argues, correctly, that aung san suu kyi has repeatedly played down what has happened. listen for instance,
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to what she said in this bbc interview. do you ever worried that you will be remembered as the champion of human rights who failed to stand up to ethnic cleansing in her own country? no, because they do not think at ethnic cleansing is going on. the pressure has been building all week. on monday the un published this report which accuses myanmar‘s military of genocide. it does not accuse aung san suu kyi. none the less, presure is growing. on wednesday the nobel committee refuted the idea that she should be stripped of her 1991 peace prize. it says it's not possible because it is quote "awarded
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for an achievement of the past." and just today tweet@thebushcentre which is the foundation run by former us president george w bush shared a quote saying the she had let people down. don't though think this is hitting ms suu kyi's popularity at home. here's the editor of bbc burmese. she has been very popular still with the public and with the mounting criticism of the community, people even think that they need to rally around her because the government and the public are protruding this asa and the public are protruding this as a one—sided, international big
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power campaign, especially some of the comments that they had seen. the islamic countries, the powers that be are trying to impose on her, and people are still supporting her. we do not know that what she is thinking, what she's doing or anything like on these issues. here'sjonathan head in bangkok. this is the first time that she should've considered resigning, rather than defending a military of such terrible abuses. but to be honest, i don't think any of the diplomats inside myanmar would have suggested that even though they would have been this disappointed by it. and had on songs and she stepped and she stepped down, it will been
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the only entity that would have stepped in. as for criticism for her failure to speak out more, a lot of people share that and i doubt that human rights commissioners who have already been outspoken, were leaving office that their comments are going to make any difference towards me unmarked. —— myanmar. and what it stood for so long, the most courageous defence of human rights is so unwilling publicly to accept the dreadful things that happened at the dreadful things that happened at the hands of her military. the first weeks after the violence broke out, i think people understood that she perhaps did not have a full picture in needed to stand up for generals. but after we have report after report after report documenting the most horrific acts imaginable, it's ha rd to most horrific acts imaginable, it's hard to believe that she thinks that those are still based on false testimony and that they are misleading. here in the uk, a landmark
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ruling over the rights of non—married couples. a woman who was refused an allowance for her children when her partner died has won her case in the supreme court in northern ireland. thousands of families could now be entitled to the same benefits, and the government is now considering whether to change the law. our ireland correspondent emma vardy reports. a father and a partner for 23 years, he lived together with his family when he died from cancer, she had to ta ke when he died from cancer, she had to take a second job to support their children. she was told the allowance is only paid to those that been married or in civil partnerships. today, the supreme court ruled that denying this benefit has breached their human rights. thejudge said their human rights. thejudge said the allowance was there to diminish the allowance was there to diminish the loss suffered by the children, the loss suffered by the children, the loss suffered by the children,
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the loss was the same regardless of whether they were married. children are innocent and have no voice, and it's sad that the government could see that two children could be treated so differently. to realise that, yes, there is only certain benefits you can claim as a, but you can't claim because you're not married, it is a minefield of the system. society is changing. while married couples are in the majority, figures show that there's been a huge increase in single habitation, one in five couples with children choosing not to walk up the aisle. without parents allowance and the new bereavement support payment. the surviving parent can now receive a lump sum and monthly payments of up to £350. they must have one dependent child up to 18 years old,
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crucially, the must of been in a marriage or civil partnership. today's ruling means i could change. her partner died of a stroke in 2015, leaving their three children without a father. he had been the principal breadwinner but because they were not married, or in a civil partnership, she also missed out on allowa nce. partnership, she also missed out on allowance. ipo that he is now not being treated, and his contributions, this would have been money that he would have paid to his national insurance contributions throughout his life. he was 41 when he died, he had worked since he was 18. it puts pressures on ministers to change the rules, the government has said it will study today's judgement. it is hugely significant for them, and we ask for them to act quickly so that as many people can benefit from this is possible. in
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the future, thousands more cohabiting couples can at the same financial rights as those were married. now from the city of chicago — and at least eight people have been injured after the roof of a water treatment plant collapsed following an explosion, according to local media. these pictures havejust come in. showing the condition of those injured was not immediately clear but they were all taken to nearby hospitals. footage from the scene showed rescue workers and first responders searching for survivors under the rubble. the chicago fire department said one person suffered severe injuries. the majority of dutch culture was supported by the walled and, to —— majority of the structure. don't forget you can get much more detail on our top stories on our web site there is full coverage from regions across the world, all on the un's envoy for syria has a stark warning on the situation in idlib — the country 5 last rebel stronghold. there is a perfect storm based
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on warning, counter—warnings which is gathering around and due to the dilemma, which is a true dilemma on how to defeat terrorists in idlib and at same time avoid affecting a huge number of civilians. so, while we are aware that efforts and discussion are taking place to avoid the worst—case scenario, one cannot ignore that miscalculations may indeed occur leading to unforeseen escalation and we are all very much concerned. we already went through that in the past and we need to make sure that this will not happen again. well the russian and syrian foreign ministers met today — and promised to go all the way. here's sergei lavrov. a new provocation of this kind is
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being prepared in order to prevent the anti—terrorist operation. with the anti—terrorist operation. with the support of the communication by our ministries of defence and foreign affairs, we warned our western partners not to play with fire. syria's foreign minister says western "aggression" won't stop damascus retaking all syrian territory. here's sebastian usher. if there is a sense that, if an offensive is going to happen, a major offensive, it's going to be imminent. syrian forces have been moving into position in the past few weeks. they have essentially taken a position in the south and west, they have talked about a dazed defensive, not trying to go straight into the whole of the area mongo, so not city, but moving further and, to ta ke city, but moving further and, to take the whole place a mongo would
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be too big a thing for them to be able to accomplish. but we are hearing again that there is a minister does meeting with his syrian counterpart in moscow. he talked in the first couple of days and very strong terms sank, the terrorist have to be wiped out and idlib. and as the audience knows, it's sort of a last stop for the rebels, it's where they went when they were forced out of the south. this image released by news agency afp shows who controls what. anti—government rebels hold most of the territory. russia considers them terrorists — and have troops on the ground — marked by red dots. another syrian ally — iran — has fighters on the outskirts of the rebel—held area, marked in pink. turkish troops — marked in green — are also there. they support one of the rebel groups, which controls the territory marked on this map by a lighter shade of purple. let's learn more about what they
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want. we had at bu in representing, talking about 10,000 terrorist being there, but he is referring to, are there, but he is referring to, are the hard—core group of terrorists that made up mainly of former al-qaeda groups. away from the government, away from the other rebels. and they are regarded internationally as terrorist essentially. what other countries, which vertically have a major interest because they pack a lot of rebels, as they get to make a distinction between the thousands and all of the other rebel fighters and, albeit the people taking refuge there again, there may be up to 3 million people do now. half of whom have moved there in the past year a
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so from all these other parts of syria. the possibility as we have seenin syria. the possibility as we have seen in so many other battles in syria, from the syrian government with the backing of russian, particularly iran and other outside forces, to use attrition, to use the bloodiest means possible to bring these groups this omission. the un voice, talking today about how he himself would go to idlib to establish corridors to get people out. but the question is where they would go? italy was the place or they would go. some breaking news tonight on a story from uganda we've been covering in recent weeks on outside source — the the violent treatment of some opposition figures. bobi wine has been central to the story — he's a former pop star who's now an mp. two weeks ago he was detained — and this is how he was when he was next seen. arriving in court on monday on crutches. his lawyer said he'd been "brutalised". well he was granted bail
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and went to the hospital. today, he went to the airport, trying to leave the country. in the last couple of hours tweet @pulseliveuganda "just in: tortured bobi wine "violently" abducted from the airport by security operatives" i was about to record i've been speaking to robert amsterdam, a lawyer who's representing bobi wine. he told me the latest he's heard. even though the judge let him have his passport because he needed to leave the country for medical reasons. after this horrific torture that he and 33 other opposition members sustained a week ago, he was violently thrown into a police ambulance, the lawyers have no idea where he's being taken. and we're all really in shock at this occurrence. and he was rearrested in connection to the original charges? we have no idea, the lawyers have no idea.
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and why did he want to leave uganda? was it purely for the need to get medical treatment or did he also just want to get out of the situation? no, in fact his children were going to stand uganda it was a brief trip simply for a medical evaluation. he's in tremendous pain, he sustained very serious injuries during this torture with a metal bar and other implements of torture and he needed help. and can you tell us what injuries he is still dealing with? look, there are a lot of privacy issues involved given how they engaged in this torture, but let's just say that there's not a part his body that isn't in pain and he has very serious complications with his kidney. and you and other supporters of bobi wine are calling on the commonwealth, the un, other international bodies to get involved here, what would you want the commonwealth to do about an internal matter with one of its members? it is very important to understand that human rights is not an internal
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matter any more and i think that's something we need get straight. human rights and the kind of torture that went on is a violation of basic norms of international conduct and it's the responsibility of all nations that are members of the covention against torture. so it is all our responsibility and what we want is that we want sanctions, we want to identify the torturers, identify the people who gave them those orders and we want to seize their assets outside of uganda and we want to stop them from being able to travel. that's looking difficult given at the moment, you don't know where your man is. well, let me tell you, where he is has nothing to do with the act, fortunately. and the more they behave in this kind of barbaric manner, the easier it will be for us to access those sanctions. let's just recap on the background.
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bobi wine was arrested map in arua in the north of the country while campaigning with opposition mp5. also campaigning there was president museveni. he's been in power since 1986 so is one of africa's longest serving rulers. the government claims that bobi wine threw rocks at the president's car, smashing the rear window. he is now facing charges of treason. so are 32 other opposition figures, including other mp5. they too have horrific stories of mistreatment. catherine buyaru hanga told me more, from kampala. what we understood from bobi's lawyers is that he would be trying to leave uganda this evening to go to the united states. but specifically to get more medical treatment after allegations that he was badly beaten up whilst in military custody. his lawyers tell us that when he was at the airport, at around nine o'clock, a group of policemen came. they say he was meant
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to get permission from the authorities before flying out, but then beat up people around him and then shoved him into a police ambulance and he was then driven towards the capital. the latest information we're getting is that he's been taken to a government hospital with another mp who was beaten up after the president's convoy was attacked. this is becoming a big story internationally, is it causing outrage in uganda? i think, first of all, what ugandans feel is a sense of shock and a lot of them feel pain because of the information we're getting about the way that not only bobi, but the other mp5 and others accused have been treated, there were women who could barely walk when they were in court, a gentleman who fainted and had to be helped to be carried, so stories like these in images like these have ugandans in shock and also anger, especially amongst
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young ugandans they're not getting opportunity to express themselves and express their political views and bobi is becoming a symbol for that. but authorities say that this is nothing new in that bobby is basically... inciting violence and also intimidating voters so they say he's basically a criminal in their perspective. the ugandan government denies that bobi wine was tortured. this is president musaveni's blog — he says the claims are quote "fake news". the minister of foreign affairs has also commented, saying that during his detention bobi wine was allowed to see his family and personal doctor, and " received appropriate medical attention". but that does rather beg the question — why did he need medical attention if, as the president says, his mistreatment is ‘fake news'. much more background on this through
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the app. another instance of donald trump conducting international diplomacy via twitter. this came last night — pretty strong stuff. let's find out how the chinese responded. the us. side's irresponsible distortion of facts and logic is world—leading and really not something the ordinary person can understand. we hope the us can keep their words like china and play a positive, constructive and responsible role in pushing for a political resolution of the peninsula issue. in the face of some current complications or difficulties, the us.
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should first examine itself and reflect on itself rather than laying the blame elsewhere. pretty strong — here's what celia hatton made of that. i've known her for you few years, being forceful in her comments, not her personal use, that the chinese foreign minister. but i read those comments today and i watched them and my eyebrows state go up because i thought well, she is kind of sounding much more forceful really been she normally does. she's sounding quite angry really a response to the comments made by president trump. another insight into the chinese position — here's the global times, a newspaper with strong ties to the chinese state. "us can't shift blame on china for n. korea policy setback." it's right about the setback — the us secretary of state cancelled a planned visit to north korea last week. who's to blame depends on who you ask. here's the analystjenny town: "the decision to cancel the trip here's celia again.
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imean, i mean, that's really the problem is that not much was really, the document was very short. when the document was very short. when the document was very short. when the document was released to many people we re document was released to many people were watching birds like, that's it? that's what was promised. really, there is not enough there. they didn't really spell out what denuclearization meant. they denuclearization meant. they denuclearization of the korean peninsula meant that both sides would have to commit to that. and there has not been much more. north korea could add that is lived up to its promises. it has stopped missile
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testing, so i think that donald trump is unhappy, we have seen some disagreements between washington and pyongyang in recent weeks. but criticising china really will get will not get president trump very far. some more unusual diplomacy to finish. here are some pictures from theresa may's trip to africa she's now in kenya, the third and final leg of her trip, and as well as meeting the president, she's been dancing again. i'll leave you with this. goodbye. over the past few days as been pretty cool over the country, very chilly nights as well but is he end as we can head to the weekend, and
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into next week, it would be warming up into next week, it would be warming upfor many into next week, it would be warming up for many of those, and areas of high pressure also can be largely drya high pressure also can be largely dry a little bit of rain in the west of the country. but the trend is the next week or so, for the south and east that she wanted uk, a bit drier and brighter. you could be looking at 26 degrees temperatures. for the north and west, that risk of being invaded by some weather fronts, so some cloud around here, and some spots of rain, temperatures reaching 22 degrees though, which is still on the warm side. now as we head on into friday, high pressures into the dominating factor, across western areas, will tend to get to things later in the afternoon, a few spots of rain but elsewhere, a dry day after same warnings, did the build—up in the afternoon, could see some in the southeast, ranging from 16 to 22 degrees in southeast. as he
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headed to friday into saturday, the 1st of september, high pressure holds up for england and wales, weather fronts pushing holds up for england and wales, weatherfronts pushing into the holds up for england and wales, weather fronts pushing into the west the country and this will bring in more cloud for scotland and parts of northwest england and parts of wales as well. a spot of rain on this, limited spells of sunshine and the fairly warm. but in the southeast of england, the best of sunshine, close to the airof england, the best of sunshine, close to the air of high pressure, and the low 205 celsius. onto sunday we have another weather system that moves into the atlantic and this has a bit more energy to it, it could be a bit ofa more energy to it, it could be a bit of a disappointing day as he entered the afternoon for northern highland, parts of western scotland as we get to fairly warm winds. 20 celsius, with sunny spells. maybe 26 degrees in the southeast, that weather fronts poses with southeast into
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monday, like across central parts of the country, weakening to a bit cooler and fresher air as he can to northern ireland i'm in southeast anglia, in the mid—20dc. and that weather fronts will be squeezed out by pressure building again into tuesday, so in area of cloud to parts of the middle and towards wales on tuesday, again another warm day with some sunshine in the southeast and to the north, it should be fairly warm with variable cloud in a few sun spells. as he headed to next week, looks like it warmer cross without them northwards, it will lose that brief speu northwards, it will lose that brief spell across the north of the country, and if i show you the jet stream, ill be very far northwestern parts of the country, we will see the areas of low pressure in the weather fronts, to the south of the jet stream there will be a warmer sector with, the
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in area of low pressure, my season showers by the end of the week, but ina showers by the end of the week, but in a message for early september is to feel pretty good extra high pressures , to feel pretty good extra high pressures, and some sunny spells around and it's going to feel warmer for most of the britain's biggest payday company — wonga — collapses, afterfacing a growing a surge of compensation claims. it follows a government crackdown on payday lenders. wonga has been criticised for its high—cost, short—term loans, and accused of targeting the vulnerable. i think they deserved it, i think they deserved to go bust, because they played on people who were vulnerable and they didn't deserve it. we'll be asking what went wrong for wonga and what impact it'll have on their 200,000 customers. also tonight: frank field, one of labour's senior and longest serving mp5, resigns the labour whip in protest at the anti—semitism controversy that's engulfed the party in recent months. an unmarried mother who was denied a widowed parent's allowance for her children after her partner
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