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good morning, welcome to breakfast with rachel burden and jon kay. our headlines today: a mother and baby are among five people killed as a brutal storm batters the us east coast. hurricane florence has been downgraded to a tropical storm but forecasters warn that the threat of catastrophic flooding remains. on the other side of the world, winds of more than 120 miles an hour have been recorded as a super typhoon hits land in the philippines with early reports of heavy damage. the end of the blame game? ministers set out plans for no—fault divorces in england and wales. simon yates has one foot on the podium in spain — he's increased his lead, going into the final stage of the vuelta a espana today. if he wins, british riders will hold all three of cycling's grand tour titles. today looks likely to be the best of the two this weekend, mostly dry with some sunny spells, however there is some clout and patchy rain further north and west. more details
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in halfan further north and west. more details in half an hour. good morning, it's saturday 15 september. our top story: five people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have been left without power as tropical storm florence continues to batter america's east coast. a mother and her baby are among the victims. evacuation warnings are in place for 1.7 million people across south carolina, north carolina and virginia. despite being downgraded from a hurricane, florence is still posing a danger to millions of people on its path, with forecasters warning of catastrophic flooding and life—threatening storm surges. our correspondent chris buckler reports from north carolina. the carolinas knew what was coming, but they could never fully prepare for the force of florence. along this coastline, houses found themselves on the front line for a fierce incoming storm. and a surge of water that flooded streets and homes. despite the many days of warnings,
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there were people caught out, and families who needed to be rescued from their homes. cool water. there you go. in new bern, in north carolina, the emergency services had to move in as people became cut off. i've never been so terrified in my entire life. it was horrifying. just wondering what was going on and where the water is going to go, how high it's going to go and how we are going to get out. in the town of wilmington, street after street was littered with the debris of the storm. huge trees, no match for the power of the winds, even though this hurricane had weakened before it reached land. this morning, people gathered to see what was left of their neighbourhood. they kept telling us how bad it would be, and we thought we were prepared.
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but you just can't be prepared for that. there's nothing to do when a tree falls, you know? and this storm has already proved to be deadly. a fallen tree near here was responsible for killing a mother and her child. hurricane florence is powerful, slow and relentless. it's an uninvited brute who doesn't want to leave. while florence is here, some families have headed to emergency shelters. places where they know they will be safe. what are you worried about? not having a place to go home to or a job. all those practical concerns are shared as florence continues to hover over the carolinas. she's wheelchair—bound, and it's been really rough. i said, "god, throuthesus christ, our lord, please, please, protect our home and everyone else in wilmington." evacuation warnings remain in place, as families steel themselves for another night of wind,
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rain and damage here on cape fear. our correspondent laura trevelyan has been following the latest from wilmington in north carolina, where the tropical storm has claimed two lives. hurricane florence has been downgraded to a tropical storm but she still poses a great threat. the high winds have subsided a bit and so high winds have subsided a bit and so has the storm surge, but now what we are seeing is absolutely torrential rainfall as she pounced the coast of north carolina and south carolina. the threat now is coming from flooding, potentially catastrophic flooding. i am speaking to you from the cape fear river here in wilmington north carolina, it has already broken its banks. we are
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told that the river won't actually crest until tuesday. that means that homes and properties are going to flood well into next week. and that is now the worry for people, can they return to their homes if they evacuate only to find that they are going to flood again. across the south—eastern coast of the united states, from virginia maybe all the way to georgia, people are bracing to see how much damage this storm can still do. let the situation in the united states. with turner attention to another extreme event on the other side of the planet. —— let's turn oui’ side of the planet. —— let's turn our attention. the world's strongest storm this year, super typhoon mangkhut, is blasting the northern coast of the philippines with strong winds and heavy rain. more than four million people are directly in the path of the storm. our correspondent howard johnson has been travelling through the provinces of cagayan and northern isabela, two of the areas which are expected to be hardest hit, and sent this report. typhoon mankhut has made landfall
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on the northern tip of the main island of luzon. 5 million people are thought to be in the path of this potentially deadly storm. authorities had already urged thousands of people to move inland from vulnerable coastal areas. in nearby santa ana, local officials aren't taking any chances. this village school has been turned into an emergency shelter. translation: there is a tendency for landslides in this area in the past, so a village council has advised them to get out early. the philippines endures about 20 typhoons and storms each year, mangkhut is the strongest storm of 2018 so far. it's more than 500 miles in diameter, with sustained winds of over 160 miles an hour. we're around 100 miles away from where this storm is about to hit hardest. already, the winds are up and it's been raining heavily. as you can see, most people have heeded the warnings to stay inside and wait for this potentially
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devastating typhoon to pass. more details have emerged about government plans to overhaul archaic divorce laws in england and wales. couples wishing to divorce could soon benefit from a less confrontational process, under proposals confirmed by the justice secretary david gauke. our legal affairs correspondent clive coleman has more. at present, divorcing couples forced to blame each other for the marriage breakdown on the grounds of adultery, desertion or behaviour which is unreasonable to live with. all prove they have been separated through minimum of two years, even if the separation is mutual. like many, jenny thinks blame can make a difficult process a lot worse. many, jenny thinks blame can make a difficult process a lot worsem caused an awful lot of arguments, it
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caused an awful lot of arguments, it caused me obviously to feel very hurt, i got angry and there were arguments which my children were witness to, it hurt them. i really think that it was completely unnecessary, but it was purely based on wanting to get things done quicker. pressure to no-fault divorce has been growing for decades. why? because when couples divorce they are being torn apart emotionally and financially, often trying to work out sensible living arrangements for their children. so if you throw blame and fault into the process at that stage, most people think you are just making a bad situation of all lot worse. the government's persuaded and is proposing the removal of the need to show evidence of conduct or a period of living apart. introducing a new notification process where one or possibly both parties can notify the court of the intention to divorce. and removing the opportunity for the
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other spouse to contest the divorce application. it is right that we update our divorce laws. it is right that we tried to take the animosity out of this process as much as possible will stop and we have a system that is not looking back and trying to play the blame game, that is looking forward to try and find the best way in which you can have a reasonably constructive relationship between the divorcing couple. the consultation also seeks views between a minimum time between their interim and final divorce degrees in order to allow couples time to reflect a nd order to allow couples time to reflect and reach agreement on arrangements for the future if divorce is inevitable. tory peer lord heseltine says borisjohnson will become the next leader of the conservatives, but warned the move is likely to divide the party. the former deputy prime minister, an outspoken critic of mrjohnson, told bbc radio 4's ‘the week in westminster‘ that the recent slew of negative headlines had not done the former foreign secretary irreparable harm. has he done in self irreparable
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harm? i don't think he has. what you have to say to yourself is, who is the tory membership of the house of commons going to choose to send to the activists of the conservative party in any leadership campaign? and while there is strong opposition to boris, ifind it difficult to think of two names that they would send that don't include him. we will speak to him a little bit later on brea kfast. the liberal democrats are set to vote on a major shake—up of the party when their conference gets under way in brighton this morning. the changes, set out by the leader sir vince cable earlier this month, include allowing supporters as well as fullyjoined—up members to vote for a new leader. the lib dems are also urging disillusioned labour and tory supporters to join them to help stop brexit. ministers are to announce a review of the rail industry next week,
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following extended periods of disruption up and down the country. details are yet to be confirmed, but the department for transport said it was committed to improving journeys for passengers. labour said it would re—nationalise the railways. ariana grande has given an emotional tribute to her former partner mac miller, one week after his death. the us rapper, aged 26, was found dead at his home in los angeles following a reported overdose. the pair performed together at a memorial concert following the 2017 manchester arena bombing, and had also released music together before their split earlier this year. the american space agency nasa is about to put a laser in orbit to measure the condition of the earth's ice cover. the satellite mission should provide more precise information on the effects of
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climate change. antarctica, greenland and the ice floating on the arctic ocean have all lost volume in this recent decades. it is 12 minutes past six on saturday morning. let's return to oui’ saturday morning. let's return to our top story. and as you've been hearing, five people have been killed and hundreds of thousands left without power on america's east coast as tropical storm florence continues to lash the carolinas. let's speak now to brendan mills, who is from essex but currently visiting a friend in north carolina. first of all, how are you?” first of all, how are you? i am doing well, here mac. what is it like out there at the moment? at the moment it is quite bad, we have been getting tornado warnings and tornado watch alerts on our smartphones all through the night because what tends to happen is whether you get hurricane aims it spawns tornadoes, so hurricane aims it spawns tornadoes, so tonight got a lot worse, it seems
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to pick up at night for some reason. how strong is the wind where you are and how much rain has there been? the winds are incredibly strong you can't go out in it, and the rain just has not stopped. during the day he pauses for maybe half an hour, but it has been going like this now since thursday morning, so yeah it has not stopped at all. was there an option to evacuate the area? yes, there was an option to evacuate and a lot of people around us did. my friends' wife and two sons did evacuate but they have two very large dogs that cannot go anywhere. the nearest place that they could have gone was over 2a hours away and it would not have been simple for the dogs and what tends to happen is if there is any damage that does occui’ if there is any damage that does occur to the house, it might be over a week or more before you can
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actually get back because of access issues will stop and it can absolutely devastate your house. so we decided the best option for us was the two of us to stay behind and see what we could do. fair to say you won't expecting this, were you, when you decided to visit? not at all. i got here on the seventh, and enjoyed two days of holiday, and by the time the monday came, i was doing hurricane preparation and have been doing it ever since. 0n thursday we basicallyjust got in the house without supplies and —— with our suppliers and decided to wait it out. but you have communication obviously, do you have electricity? we haven't, we lost electricity? we haven't, we lost electricity on thursday at 930, we do have a backup generator at we only have about ten hours left. so we are rationing that, we are only putting it on during the day for a couple of hours to charge our
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devices, keep the freezer from melting, and that is it. we are not expect empowered to return until mid next week, because there is a curfew in effect, and they won't send out any power teams to reconnect the power until monday, is what we have heard. we are seeing pictures of rescue is taking place and at the moment i am glad to hear you are safe. how frightening has this been, have you experienced anything like this before? no, not really. we get a few storms back in the uk but nothing like this. nothing with the tornadoes that come with it afterwards. in our neighbourhood here, sorry, in tom's neighbourhood, you don't see the tornadoes because they are only happening at night, and we see evidence of it in the day, two tornadoes went through the neighbourhood last night, and you canjust neighbourhood last night, and you can just see the path of, it is a
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straight line of destruction, it is really scary. and what are you doing to pass the time being stuck in the house? when we do get a chance to charge our devices, i am watching online videos, streaming netflix and amazon, there is not much more we can do to be honest. we did go out yesterday when the weather was a bit more forgiving, let's say, and we tried to help out the local area clearing trees from the roads, because the emergency services would not have been able to get through. we went down the street and that is where there was, they are having a massive storm surge right now, the front street normally has quite a
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bit of beach, or seafront, and it has got to be ten thought surj there right now. —— a ten foot search. loads of power lines down, loads of trees crushing houses, it is quite devastating, but we just tried our best for a good power to try and clear some trees to help the emergency services out, because there is not many of them around this area and they are completely inundated. not what you are expecting when you book this holiday, but stay safe over the next few days. brendan talking to us from north carolina. we have talked about the weather in the united states and in the philippines. let's speak to louise, whojoins us the philippines. let's speak to louise, who joins us with this morning's weekend weather. let's look at the east coast of the us. it
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sounds as though it is the perfect storm, the wind, the pressure, the rain and it's just not moving. storm, the wind, the pressure, the rain and it'sjust not moving. this one potentially is going to be a record breaker through north carolina in terms of rainfall totals. the reason is the fact that it is so slow moving. it was only category 1 when it it is so slow moving. it was only category1 when it made landfall yesterday lunchtime uk time but it is not going anywhere very fast and it is going to stay close to north carolina right through the weekend. already we've seen 23 inches of rainfall that we are a way off, that has been recorded. we could see another couple of days of heavy rain. it has to be harvey in texas to beat the most rainfall which needs to be over 60 inches. we are really going to see some substantial rainfall totals. let's just take a look at mankhut as well, in the
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north of the philippines, close to luzon, this was a stronger beast in terms of the strength, equivalent to category 4 when it made landfall, it is moving at pace and started to move is moving at pace and started to m ove a cross is moving at pace and started to move across open waters and it has weakened a little but it has potential to move closer to these shores of southern china over the next few days, so plenty to keep an eye on and we will tell you more through the morning. let's have a look closer to home on what's in store for the weekend. it does look as though for the weekend there will be some rain around. the dry weather into the south—east. today it doesn't look too bad. the best of the weekend. starting off quite dry. a little chilly into the north—east of scotland. the best luncheon in central and southern areas despite cloud developing through the day. further west we will see a weakening frontal system with the odd spot of cloud. 13 to 16 degrees. higher values of 20 degrees. you can't
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escape the wet weather into northern ireland at the end of the day and in scotland. the winner will pick up in excess of a0 mph overnight. some of the rain turning quite heavy. it will gradually push south and east, crossing the border into the north of england and wales into dawn tomorrow morning and that will be the dividing line between contrasting weather for the second half of the weekend. you can see central and southern areas perhaps staying dry for much of the day and with the south—westerly flow flow it will feel warmer. underneath the cloud and rain it is still quite heavyin cloud and rain it is still quite heavy in northern england and were a but behind it bright conditions and sunny spells with the risk of an isolated shower. in terms of the feel of things, it will be quite warm in the south—east with the south—easterly flow. further north and west it does look as though with the south—westerly flow, sorry, a little bit fresher. 1a to 18 in the north, highest in the south—east at
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around 23 degrees. it looks likely to get a little bit warmer, more humid and unsettled into the early half of next week. more details on that later on in the programme. back to you. thank you. we'll bring you the headlines at 6:30am. time now on breakfast for the film review. hello, and a very warm welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's releases is mark kermode. what have you been watching? we have crazy rich asians is proving a huge international hit. we have the rider, and melancholic and touching tale of rodeo. and lucky in one of harry dean stanton's
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last roles. this is quite a week. what did you think of crazy reach age and? adapted from the novel which i confess i haven't read —— crazy rich asians. it is about a chinese american economics professor dating a guy called nick who she doesn't know is filthy rich until the moment he says look, there is a wedding in singapore. i will be there. you should meet the family. they get on the aeroplane and turn left. she says we go that way. he says no. suddenly they are in super first class and people are offering champagne. and she goes what is all this about. he says well my family a co mforta ble. this about. he says well my family a comfortable. she then arrives and meet the family and she is pitted against a series of ex girlfriend and a grandmother in charge of everything. and elenor, the mother who has no intention of letting her son marry whoever he wants, here is a quick. -- clip. it is great to see
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you guys all like this. when i was growing up it wasjust me and my mum. we didn't really have a big family like this. that is a beautiful bring. nick's father had it made when he proposed to me. how did you meet? they met at cambridge, studying law together.|j did you meet? they met at cambridge, studying law together. i didn't know you are a lawyer. i withdrew from university when we were married. i chose to my husband run a business and raise a family. to me it was a privilege. for you, you and raise a family. to me it was a privilege. foryou, you might think it is old—fashioned. all of this doesn'tjust it is old—fashioned. all of this doesn't just happen. it it is old—fashioned. all of this doesn'tjust happen. it is because we know to put family first. doesn'tjust happen. it is because we know to put family firstlj doesn'tjust happen. it is because we know to put family first. i don't think i am going to mess with her. isn't it great, it is really terrific performance. what i like about the film, there has been a lot of talk about how culturally important it is that we haven't seen a major hollywood produce this kind of cloud since thejoy luck club,
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and it comes with cultural baggage and it comes with cultural baggage and a lot of roles to fill. the main question is, does it work, is it funny, engaging? looking at the trailers i was worried it would be like sex in the city with the wealth and consumerism. i actually found myself in chartered by this. firstly, a likeable cast. when they need to be funny, michelle is very not funny, which works very well. the second thing is, although certain parts of the drama are a little bit creaky, if you know romantic comedy, it is not breaking ground in terms of narrative. it is played with. .. it ground in terms of narrative. it is played with... it is breathing enough life into that to make it work. and the narrative was going off into areas, into darker areas than i expected. 0n the one hand there is all of this wealth going on. the whole attitude is this is not a great thing. these people are scary people. and there are battles
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that have to be fought. and also as the characters reveal their back stories there were surprises. i genuinely thought they weren't going in that direction. so i confess i went in with my slightly sniffy critics's hat on thinking, 0k, impress me, make me laugh and it did and not only did it make me laugh, at the end it made me cry. and as you know... that is the perfect film. you laugh and you cry. it is the perfect film. no one was more surprised than me. i am really looking forward to it. as in fact i am the rider. very interesting. it isa am the rider. very interesting. it is a film about rodeos and the people who work on rodeos and it is using nonprofessional actors playing close to home. the central actor brady is recovering from a fall which left him with a metal plate in his head and he was told he cannot ride any more. he can't go back to the rodeo. his sister and father
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play the versions of themselves and the interaction is realistic. 0n the one hand it is a film about pursuing your dreams and what it means to follow your dreams and what it means when the dreams throw you. and it has a touch of melancholy about leon peat, but also a harder edge, a little bit perhaps of the florida project about the realism. you know, it is about what dreams mean and about the down—to—earth reality of the situation, done with real conviction and you believe in the characters because they play so close to home. it achieves a poetry. it is very moving. it is slow. which it needs to be. it takes is time to tell its story. i thought it was really beautifully done. slow is not a lwa ys really beautifully done. slow is not always bad. it can be hugely enjoyable. lucky. 0ne always bad. it can be hugely enjoyable. lucky. one of the last films made from the great harry dean sta nton. films made from the great harry dean stanton. it is melancholy film about
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an old—timer on his last hurrah. he is called lucky. he gets up and does his exercise. he has a cigarette. he goes to the diner where he does his crossword. he goes to the bar where he hangs out with his buddies. at the diner he meets up with another ex— veteran, another veteran, pardon me, with whom he has a conversation which appears to be about nothing, but is actually about everything. here is a clip. marines? yes, you? navy. 0k, here is a clip. marines? yes, you? navy. ok, you are great, you always give usa navy. ok, you are great, you always give us a lift to the fight.|j navy. ok, you are great, you always give us a lift to the fight. i read somewhere that the marines didn't have the mental capacity to understand the inner workings of a
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ship. world war two, understand the inner workings of a ship. world wartwo, huh? understand the inner workings of a ship. world war two, huh? pacific. yes, same here. did you ever get around the philippines? yes, i spent around the philippines? yes, i spent a couple of years in that slice of heaven. yes, me too, buti a couple of years in that slice of heaven. yes, me too, but i never got off the boat. consider yourself lucky. now, that scene is reminiscent of a scene from the david lynch film and no surprise david lynch film and no surprise david lynch film and no surprise david lynch plays one of the characters howard, who lucky meets ina bar, characters howard, who lucky meets in a bar, who is very distressed because his daughter has run away and there is a long —— is taught as has run away and there is a conversation about what it means to have a tortoise. what the film is about is on the one hand it is about facing the inevitability of death and it is also about the fact that evenif and it is also about the fact that even if life itself appears to be meaningless we should approach it
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with a smile. it is quietly philosophical. it is often quite funny. it is very touching. it has an odd theatrical quality to it, particularly in the bar scenes, some sequences in which you think, are they acting stiffly on purpose or is ita they acting stiffly on purpose or is it a device? it reminded me ofjim chalmers, the observation that you look at something slightly off kilter. and as i said it is very charming, touching, gentle. there is a darkness behind it. because he has these dreams of the void. but it is a theme which will wins you over because it is such strange company to be in but it is generous and benevolent. in the end the message is keep smiling because it is all you can do which i think is a good message. i love it, i love it, from everything you have said i absolutely everything you have said i a bsolutely love everything you have said i absolutely love it. and yourfilm of the week, i also loved even though i spent one and a half hours feeling very angry, it was dutifully made. miseducation off at both. it is
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about a teenager in the 90s is sent toa about a teenager in the 90s is sent to a christian gay conversion therapy centre. —— miseducation of cameron post. it will change your same—sex attraction! there is no such thing as homosexuality, it is just sin. although the subject matter is very dark, and it doesn't shy away from that, there is a lot of joy shy away from that, there is a lot ofjoy in the film, this lovely ioane that chloe grace's character is sent to this place where she meets the very group of friends that eve ryo ne meets the very group of friends that everyone is trying to keep her away from, so i understand that there are times when it makes you angry. there is more humour in it than i anticipated and that is what makes it work as a film. and it is set in the early 1990s, but boy does it seem relevant to the politics of today which i thought was very important, like black klansman, it feels urgent and contemporary. they started filming before trump was
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elected. it happened mid- shoot. it would have been an interesting party that night. yes, you have to see that, but you have to get that. and dvd? this is zarma, it is 18th—century story about the titular character who is in south american colony longing for reassignment, it isa colony longing for reassignment, it is a film which on the one hand has a very down—to—earth political story. on the other hand it is a dreamlike quality to it. it is very poetic. it is also, you know, the best movies are those which tell the story through images rather than characters sitting down and explaining what is going on. you could watch zama and take away seven stories. what i really like about it was like the best cinema it is a visual storytelling. it is a film which is a film, notjust an argument. i really liked it. it is called zama and it is on dvd.
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excellent and i love it when you bring something i know nothing about and then i can think about it for the weekend. you're welcome. and a quick reminder before you go that you can find all of the film news and reviews from across the bbc online, there is the address and all of the previous film review programmes are on the iplayer as well. really cracking week, i think, and enjoy your cinema going whatever you choose to see. thanks for being with us, goodbye. hello, this is breakfast withjon kay and rachel burden. good morning, here's a summary of today's main stories from bbc news. five people have been killed and hundreds of thousands have been left without power as tropical storm florence continues to batter america's east coast. a mother and her baby are among the victims. evacuation warnings are in place for 1.7 million people across south carolina, north carolina and virginia. despite being downgraded from a hurricane, florence is still posing a danger to millions of people on its path, with forecasters warning
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of catastrophic flooding and life—threatening storm surges. the strongest typhoon so far this year is battering the northern philippines. super typhoon mangkhut made landfall last night, with gusts of more than 150 miles per hour. more than four million people are directly in its path and thousands have been evacuated. officials have warned of storm surges of up to six metres. mangkhut is expected to clear land by mid—morning. we are on the road between cagayan and gauke province, two of the areas ha rd est and gauke province, two of the areas hardest hit by the storm. —— isabela
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and macro to province. we saw trees ripped shreds and detritus all over the streets. we have heard reports they have been bridges and roads closed higher flooding and landslides. but what most people are concerned about are the coastal areas, these relate areas near the seaboard. what we have heard is that the storm passed directly overhead last night and the theory is that the devastation will be worse there. couples who want to divorce could soon benefit from a less confrontational process under proposals confirmed by the justice secretary david gauke. the government is proposing removing fault and the ability of spouses to contest the divorce. changes would apply to heterosexual and gay marriages and civil partnerships. the american space agency nasa is about to put a laser in orbit to measure the condition
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of earth's ice cover. the satellite mission, called icesat—2, should provide more precise information on the effects of climate change. antarctica, greenland and the ice floating on the arctic ocean have all lost volume in recent decades. saturday morning, 6:35 a.m., thank you forjoining us. mike is here with sport. the end is in sight for simon yates. it isa the end is in sight for simon yates. it is a brilliant weekend, historic because it simon yates does manage to do it, britain will have won the last five grand tour is a three in the same year with different writers, no country has ever done that. not only did he survive the climbing to andorra, he increased his lead. it is his for him to lose. as long as nothing goes wrong it should be a celebration. think positive! yates has a lead of one minute 38
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seconds over his nearest rival in the overall standings after a dominant finish to stage 19. joe lynskey reports. simon yates wakes up this morning close to home, and close to history. he lives and trains in the hills of andorra. soon the red jersey might belong there. for all the hills climbed in spain, the vuelta a espana's destination would come down to the neighbours. but the welcome here is deceiving. stage 19 last 20 kilometres, would see them right up 1200 feet. stretching out the entire field, everyone is in first gear. but in reds, simon yates face the hilty familiar with. it would make this a title decider played on home turf. —— hills he is. hisjob was to stop these rivals making up ground, and with ten kilometres to go he decided not to wait. he moved away
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from the pack and towards the stage leaders. it got in second place in the stage and an extra minute advantage overall. today they are backin advantage overall. today they are back in the mountains, but written's fourth grand tour winner could now be one right away. the premier league is back this afternoon, with liverpool and tottenham kicking off the weekend's action in the early match at wembley. the players from both sides have returned to their clubs this week, after the international break, and the liverpool manager says adjusting back to domestic action, can be a challenge. it isa it is a big challenge, but it is the same for all of us, it is not that belgium plays exactly like tottenham example, and there were at least three players, denmark is playing com pletely three players, denmark is playing completely different to tottenham and ericsson played to them. life as and ericsson played to them. life as a premier league manager is never perfect, but it is not a big problem. we need to be ready, that's how it is. celtic missed the chance to go level, with hearts at the top of the scottish premiership,
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with a 0—0 draw at st mirren. the scottish champions had to play more than half the match with ten men after 0livier ntcham was sent off for a second booking. they struggled to create chances though against a saints side who picked up theirfirst point under new manager 0ran kearney. great britain are level at 1—1 going into the second day of their davis cup play—off match against uzbekistan. great britain went one up thanks to dan evan's victory over dennis istomin. it's evans' first match back in the competition since returning from a drugs ban. gb need to win the tie in order to be seeded in next yea r‘s davis cup. but to do that they may need a good result in today's doubles after uzbekistan pulled off a shock result in the late singles match. the world number a3ajurabek karimov beating cameron norrie, who's number 70 in the world now in a five set thriller. there was just one hundredth of a second between kimi raikonnen and lewis hamilton in practice for this weekend's singapore grand prix. the ferrari driver wasjust about fastest yesterday,
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with hamilton's title rival sebastien vettel only ninth quickest, after he hit a wall. hamilton leads the drivers' standings by 30 points, with seven races to go. in rugby union's premiership, gloucester came back from being ten points, to win the west country derby against bristol bears 35—13. the bears, who were promoted at the end of last season, led 13—3 at the break, but gloucester scored five tries in the second half— two of them from charlie sharples. in the pro 1a there were wins for munster and edinburgh. st helens have won super league's league leader's shield, after they beat hull fc 38—12. saints only needed a point to ensure they'd finish top of the league, but eased to victory— scoring six tries. it's the sixth time they've finished top in the super league era. there were also super 8's wins for wigan and wakefield. the man behind one of football's most controversial mascots
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is stepping out of the suit. watford's harry the hornet has been criticised for diving on the floor after crystal palace winger wilfried zaha, was booked for simulation. palace manager roy hodgson, called him ‘disgraceful‘. gareth evans, who's hanging up the hornet suit, says he's ‘proud' and ‘heavy hearted' to be leaving. i kind of want to see him. you never know what he would look like. that's the thing, it is a bit like the stig. would we have even known if it was the new person? it's a big day for britain's vicky holland, who, in the next few hours, could be crowned champion, as she goes for gold in the final, of the world triathlon series on australia's gold coast. louise is out there for the race, which is under way, and we can speak to her now. hi louise, how is vicky doing?
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when i last looked it was the swim section. we are in an absolutely amazing situation here. you mentioned the swim section, vicki holland, it is not her strongest discipline but she came out first, right next to the person who is number one at the moment. there are just 3a points between them in the world title series and whichever of them wins today unless something extraordinary happens, will win that world title. it is going absolutely brilliantly for vicki holland at the moment. she would not normally be out in front but that is where she is, alongside her rival. i spoke to her before the race and you could kind of tale she was really looking forward to it, she was ready for it, she came here the commonwealth games and she was ready for this particular day. the aim of this year was the commonwealth games and i didn't really hit what i was hoping to, i thought i was maybe not in the
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shape that i had hoped and my attitude around it was a little too serious and a little less remembering that i actually really love this sport. 0n remembering that i actually really love this sport. on that point on my season seems to have gone from strength to strength. i have not actually felt that great in any race i have done, yet i seem to keep crossing the finish line first and thatis crossing the finish line first and that is a humble evil feeling. to me now going —— and unbelievable feeling. i have one more go at it, it will come down to who finishes first out of myself and katie. it will come down to who finishes first out of myself and katiem it will come down to who finishes first out of myself and katie. it is a brilliant story, we will be glued to it over the next hour or so. what strikes me is how amazing and fresh you look considering you have already competed in a triathlon in a rage. had you get on? the reason i look a little more fresh, but thank you, is because it was a couple of days ago. i did a sprint race, today they are doing olympic distance, they are doing olympic distance, they are doing double what i did. 1500 metre spring —— swim, a ia kbyte and iran. i love the here and
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you will be able to see it later on. the australians in the course are fantastic the run, to be honest, if you watch my triathlon career you might know that the run was really tough on me normally and it was really tough, it is very hot here and just watching these british girls today, i am wondering if they we re girls today, i am wondering if they were sucked in in the heat. i really suffered, i finished, were sucked in in the heat. i really suffered, ifinished, that were sucked in in the heat. i really suffered, i finished, that was good. —— suffered. a brilliant achievement thank you. i thought you were on holiday! doesn't sound like you are on much of a holiday. you are competing to make you a covering, you are doing it all. this is an amazing sport and i have been taking pa rt amazing sport and i have been taking part in the age—group races, there are something like 300 british athletes in all different age groups taking part, and many of them are racing tomorrow. just the camaraderie of this sport and also i have been watching the parrot triathlons, —— para. it as an
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inspiring sport to be a part of. enjoy that blue sky and sunshine, because it is a bit grey and cloudy here this weekend. your morning run would not be quite the same here. my morning commute this morning was incredible. i got up at 6am and i cycled along the beach, terribly difficult! i will see you on the sofa on thursday morning, it will be a bit different. thursday! that is commitment. she is swimming back from australia. so, mike, thank you for the moment, and the weather here asjohn mentioned, it is a little bit grey and dull and drizzly. hi there, guys. yes, today the best of the two through the weekend, there will be rain ran and i will come to that in a moment. not about start actually.
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try with sunshine and the best in central and south—eastern areas. we will see cloud developing. i weak weather front in the north of england is producing the odd bit rain. gradually the crowd wind —— cloud, wind and rain will gather in the north—west. these are the top temperatures, 13 to 20 degrees, and overnight when will strengthen. it will bring some rain quite heavily into northern ireland, scotland and gradually pushing across the irish sea into north—west england and the isle of man, so it will be wet and windy to start sunday morning further south however we keep the sunshine. we can split the country into two. you can see the weather from slicing across the country. anywhere from the south of that will be worn with sunny spells. behind it, cloudy and showers. —— warm. rain around first thing sunday morning especially south—west england, wales, north england, slipping into the midlands. the wind will ease behind it, breezy in scotla nd will ease behind it, breezy in scotland in the afternoon and fresh air. you can see that with the green
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tones. temperatures perhaps in the midteens. further south with the south westerly flow temperatures peaking higher than the last couple of days, 22 or 23 degrees not out of the question. so that's sunday. by the question. so that's sunday. by the time we move into monday only to draw your attention to this, the re m na nts of draw your attention to this, the remnants of ex—hurricane helen and it will inject moisture into the atmosphere and head towards the uk for the early half of the week. it will bring contrasting weather conditions, warm tropical moist air moving up with the south—westerly flow, and wet and windy weather. to the north and west we will see some rainbow south and east it can be quite humid —— rain but south and east it will be quite humid. it will be odd out there if you spend time outside. we are likely to see temperatures in the mid—20s to the south and it should stay dry. 0h,
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oh, dear. a gremlin in the works.|j think you got the message, it is not looking brilliant, but it's looking warmer. anytime the weather looks like it would be great, just cut it off. yes. just ignore it. we will restore the line and put another 10p in the metre and be back with you shortly. ironically enough, we have the latest technology news for you, in this week's click. we're almost six months away from the uk starting its transition period to leave the eu. the details of which, in case you haven't heard,
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are still a bit sketchy. as the eu themselves have said, that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed... but whilst the politicians battle out the finer points, and we consider the what—ifs, ports across the country are bracing themselves for change. dover here exclusively handles eu imports, so when brexit does come, it's one of the ports that's going to need to adjust the most, but no matter how final arrangements do play out, making sure that our ports and borders run smoothly is clearly going to be a key priority. almost 500 million tons of freight go through the uk borders every year. offloading and processing everything coming in and out is a complex task. technology is already fundamental in that process, and some politicians hope will be the saviour with the day comes for the uk to stand alone.
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this week we're looking at some technology that hopes to do exactly that. we start with estonia, which is said to be the world's most digitally governed country. so, we sentjen copestake to see how it manages its movement of goods. after brexit, the uk may need to find quicker ways to monitor the freight coming in and out of the country from france by rail. new x—ray technology deployed on estonia's borders might provide an interesting model. the country separated from the soviet union in 1991. in its easternmost city of narva, the population is still overwhelmingly russian. of course, before independence, there was no border in narva between estonia and russia. but now there are well—established entry and exit points. building hard borders took a lot of cooperation between the two countries. on the estonian side,
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radiation detectors and even a driverless x—ray vehicle scan buses and trucks for suspicious of freight. contraband smuggled includes cigarettes, as taxes are much lower in russia. so, in russia and different third countries, the price of one pack is about 60, 70 euro cents. but, for example, in the uk, it can be for £9, yeah. so profit is absolutely big. but there are many other unusual items, too. this is some kind of potion from china? it's full of snakes and starfish. and you think people would drink that to get some kind of health benefit? probably. what is this? this looks... inside part of a bear. 0h! yeah. they kill animalsjust to take some profit. nikolai also showed me some of the low—tech methods people use to smuggle goods.
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do i look suspicious? kind of. a bit. show me what you have there? it looks like nothing, but, sorry... cigarettes. you have some cigarettes here. estonia has invested millions of pounds in five new x—ray scanners from chinese company nuctech. they automatically check the trains without stopping them. how does the scanner recognise that this is a freight train rather than a passenger train? for this we have special sensors installed at the rails. it is the first type of sensors. the second type of sensor is located on the bridge, it looks like a camera. yes. both sensors have to give a signal that this wagon is freight and not a passenger. does russia have something similar on its side? no. is it relying on you guys? it's a way of cooperation.
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for the outbound traffic, if we see something suspicious we will forward the information to the russian side. the scanner has made inspection of trains 10—50 times faster. the x—ray images are shared in a central area. all estonian and latvian trains and x—rays are connected to one network. so we can learn from other borders' images and compare. we sent pictures. that gives us a bigger database. estonia is already looking at ways computers can speed up the process, further reducing checking times. it's nice to have very modern railway x—rays but analysis of the images which must develop to the next level, not made by human. i believe ourfuture is machine learning and artificial intelligence regarding checking these pictures. is this something you can see being of use in the eurotunnel
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between france and england? why not, why not? an automatic, safe system to be used everywhere. today, i'm off to bermuda. i've checked in using my passport. i've breezed through security using my passport. and now, i'm boarding my flight, not using my passport. jetblue has temporarily booked me on to its 11:00 flight from boston logan airport, so what you are seeing is the current passenger experience playing out. here they're using facial verification in place of passports. passengers, should they wish, can simply walk up to this tablet on a stick, present their face, and get the green light to step on board. good morning, sir.
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no passport needed, no boarding pass needed. there is no physical barrier either. perfect if you have misplaced your documents in your second oversized carry—on. not so good if you're camera shy. i am surprised by how quickly people are boarding. another thing that is impressive is it seems to recognise people's faces regardless of how tall they are, even children. so to be boarding pretty well. the facepod has an extremely wide camera lens to help it capture people of all heights. it takes 55 snaps per second so it doesn't miss you. we boarded close to a full flight of 150 customers in under 20 minutes. it's close to a ten minute improvement from a typical boarding time, where we usually allot 30 minutes for boarding. the self—boarding system also provides a digital record of exit checks, but of course passengers are giving more biometric data
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to the government in return for speedy boarding. but is using just your face secure enough? it has passed our security checks so far. at the headquarters level we have a rigourous process and of course we're never going to enter into something that will weaken our position. in many countries, an officer must see your physical id before you may depart. and of course at the other end, you will still need your papers, because different countries will have different border regulations. but in an increasingly digital world, this facial boarding is taking us a step closer to leaving our papers behind. there are games about alien invasions. there are games about raiding tombs while solving head—scratching puzzles. there are even games about experiencing the thrill
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of simulating life as a goat. but a game about brexit? now, that is unusual. forget hard brexit. this is black mirror meets a 16—bit yes, minister. not tonight imagines a dystopian future where the very worst kind of brexit has occurred. anybody in the uk of european heritage has been relocated to ghettos and can only find low—paid employment. the player must earn a certain amount of cash in order to remain in the uk. this is the product of an indie development team, and they have tasked the player with working as a bouncer. the early stages of the game are spent being employed by pubs and clubs. by the end of the game, a very severely right—wing government has been put into place
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and by that point you are making horrible decisions about, say, the landlords will ask you, don't let any of this kind of person in tonight, and you have to try to decide whether you're going to follow their rules or not. by the very end you're doing silly things like working border patrol on the dover border and on the london wall. it is very satirical. what inspired you to make a game about brexit? let's put it this way. there is a lot of inspiration for a dystopia at the moment. and not tonight was just a great opportunity to represent a kind of british dystopia, which i think is quite unique. i grew up in somerset and i remember being slightly underage, trying to get into various night spots around somerset. that always had a big impact on me because my friends were a year older. and then, working simulator gameplay came along, games like papers please, and they were a big inspiration. and then, on top of that, brexit happened.
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and the juxtaposition of trying to get into a nightclub venue or party or house party, compared to letting someone into the country, it really hit a note with me. do you think games should tackle more weighty subject matters? absolutely, yeah, 100%. we have seen some elements of it in larger games, for example wolfenstein. .. wolfenstein character: you still got some nazi—killing skills in you? ..with their re—imagination of america. but as an independent developer, we really have an opportunity to publish something different and something political, and i think that's a good thing, there should be more politics in games. to be honest, i would love to see some big negative responses to it, because we want to get both sides talking, right? if it is just people who voted remain sharing this thing around, that seems quite pointless.
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that is it for the short version of click‘s broader tech special. but to keep up with us at click, we are on facebook and twitter. and of course we will be back here next week. good morning, welcome to breakfast with rachel burden and jon kay. our headlines today: a mother and baby are among five people killed as a brutal storm batters the us east coast. hurricane florence has been reclassified as a tropical storm but forecasters warn that the threat of catastrophic flash flooding remains. on the other side of the world, winds of more than 120 miles an hour have been recorded as a super typhoon hits land in the philippines with early reports of heavy damage. the end of the blame game? ministers set out plans for no—fault divorces in england and wales. simon yates has one foot on the podium in spain. he's increased his lead going into the final stage of the vuelta a espana today. if he wins, british riders will hold all three
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