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dreams. your tomorw is now. purepoint financial. >> and now, "bbc world news." jane: this is "bbc world new america." reporting from washington, i am jane o'brien. hurricane michael slams ashore in the florida panhandle, the worst storm to hit the region. president trump says he spoke ti top saudi ofs about the fate of journalist jamal khashoggi. the pressure for answers b uilds. and gymnast simone biles has amazed us at every twist and turn. now the olympic champion is talking about abuse, hoping others will do the same. tosimone: if i can tell my, it might encourage other people a lot oftheirs, becaus people look up to me so if she can be strong enough, hopefully
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i can, too. jane: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. hurricane michael has crashed dlinto florida's panhas the strongest storm to hit the continental u.s. in 25 years. packing winds of 155 miles an hour, it ripped a path of destruction and created a dangerous storm surge. right now it is headinh and continuing to drop dehstating rainfall mixed w strong winds. gary o'donoghue is in panama beach, floridar and he starts coverage. gary: this is what the full force of nature lorrs like in huicane form. michael is now pounding the ningida panhandle, threa every thing in its path. the sheer power of hurrica michael has started to hurl itself against the florida panhandle. it is causing devastation --
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some power lines are already down. we are expecting this to go on hours, late few intongednesday, with winds goi up to 145 miles per hour. driving through the streets of panama city beach this morning, there were almost no other cars on the road. nehere and there, the odd signtill glowed. but many houses and businesses were boarded up after an emergencevacuation order. not everyone heeded the instruction. dave jackson decided to stay ome yards from a the beach. are you worried that you won't survive? >> not really. i have been a survivor all my life. gary: what gives you the confidence that you will? >> god.s god tare of fools.si gary: for redents like dave, the next hours are likely to be lonely ones.
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the emergency services are off the stre passed. the storm has everyone is on their own. >> as soon as the the storm gets to the position where it is no longer safe, we will get to secure locations when the storm passes we will , look out for anyone who needs help. gary: in washington, the president was getting briefing from emergency officials. he plans to head to the panhandle this week or early next. ipromising all the help florida needs. pres. trump: federal resources are on the ground at every level. we are absolutely ready. it is a top priority, and the single top priority is the saving of life. gary: the true cost of michael will only be known oncs the storm hapassed, and with george and the carolinas in its sights, slow but not be the only state to feel the severe -- florida will not be the only state to feel the e vere destructrce of the hurricane. jane: for more on the pathiand
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power ofstorm, i spoke a brief time ago to marshall shepherd, the former nasa scientist who is a meteorologist at the university of g. thank you very much for joining me. what makes michael different to all the other hurricanes we have been seeing so far this season? marshall: this is an unprecedented storm, the firstn time we have scategory for storm make landfall in this part of florida. interestingly enough, i saw winds at 155 miles per hour -- that is the high end of tegory 4, but a hour from the category 5. 5 are dealing with cat 4, cat hurricane making lan in a part of florida that is not seen a storm of this magnude. jane: what has made it so powerful? marshall: the strength of the storm caught us a bit off guard in that we knew it was going to be a strong stor -- many of us knew it would be category 3 or
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higher -- but it went through something called rapid intensification. it went to the gulf of mexico, and they are quite warm right w. in addition, there was very little windshear over the goal. hurricanes don't like to form in windshear. you have warm water, low windshear, and quite a bit of moisture. ose are the ingredients to fuel this big heat engine. jane: we're always told that slow-moving hurricanes are dangerous. this seems to wh moving fast. difference does that make? marshall: hurricanes have different personalities. as we saw with hurricane ce, that was a slow-movi storm that caused lots of rafall and flooding. this is moving rather quickly. but here is the problem with that -- that means it is going to be a significant windstorm. the other problem with the infast-m strong storm like this is that as it moves inland, it does not weaken very quickly.
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you are dealing wi hurricane-force winds of southeastern alabama and in georgia, the state i live in. this will be a catastrophic event for northsolorida, but ecause it is moving so fast, there will be a hurricane into georgia. jane: what about the storm surge? marshall: we will only begin to know the magnitude of the storm surge once we can see the aftermath. to 12tainly would see 8 to perhaps even higher storm surge in a part of florida where, because of the continental shelf and the curvature of the coastline, that is already a particularly vulnerable region for storm surge. ricaneou add cat 5 h to it, and you have a devastating event for the coastal region. jane: dr. marshall shepherd, thank you for joining me. marshall: s thank ymuch. jane: of course we will to track hurricane michael as it moves north. do stay with us for the very latest. president trump says he has
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demanded answers from saudi mabia at the highest level about tsing journalist jamal khashoggi. turkish authorities have accused saudi arabia of murdering mr. khashoggi. they released cctv images said to show a saudi hit squad arriving in turkey and leaving hours later. mark lowen reports. mark: the last time khashoggi was seen alive, entering the saudi consulate in istanbul last week to get papers for his upcoming marriage. turkey believes he was killed inside.in is most recent interview, the journalist was again a voice for democracy in the arab world. a man once close to death m-- mark: a man once close to the
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alsaudi monarchy, now critf its repression. did that cost him his life? trail begins at istanbul airport early morning. a private jet arrives carrying a grp of saudis. they are captured passing through security. turkey claims this was a saudi hit uad. turkish authorities confirmed to the bbc theswere the men. we have been told this man was a colonel in saudi ielligence, ndon. at the embassy in another is thought to be a forensics expert. at 1:14 p.m., jamal khashoggi is seen entering the consulateng buil his fiancée waited outside. just after 3:00, blacked-out vehicles left the consulate. they drove00 meters away to the saudi consulate general's residence, and they arcus on the turkish investigation. what did they carry? could they contain jamal khashoggi's body? cameras caught one of the vans entering the garage.
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at 5:30, jamal's fiancée still waiting. six of the saudis already back at the airport, leaving by ate jet. a second flight carries the others away. both planes head for riyadh. day, donald trump, who's formed close ties with the saudi crown prince, says he has raised it at the highest levels.es trump: it is a very bad situation and we want to get to the bottom of it. mark: for mr. khashoggi's friends and journalist colleagues, hope fa >> he was the kindest person, on a personal level. he always wanted to show the world w great his people were. and how great saudi arabia was. mark: was his trust misplaced? saudi arabia denies the allegations. says it is looking for jamal khashoggi. turkey, it see on a direct accusation of state-sponsored murder. mark lowen, bbc news, istanbul.
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jane: earlier today spoke to democratic congressman gerry connolly from virginia, where in theshoggi was living u. he has written to the white house urging them to get answers from saudi arabia. thank you very much for joining me. rep. connolly: my pleasure. jane: if these allegations are true, what should the response be? rep. connolly: to me, this is about setting norms on international behavior, and frankly, great britain showed us the way. it is not acceptable behavior to ison your own and nationals on someone else's territory. if you d he will not only call you out and identify you, which great britain has just done, but a series ofdinate penalties and sanctions with our allies that will make you pay a significant price. of course, that included
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alllsions from embassies over the of and here in the united states, and additional sections on russia. we have to be prepared to do the sa, and that includes military sales. jane: do you see a pattern here, what culture of impunity? thp. connolly: that's right, that's exactlright word, culture of impunity. i believe the crown prince has his own philosophy ofaudi assertiveness. -- we sawhisct rn it in his reaction tcanada. we s it in his doubling down on the war in yemen, despite lots of international protests about methodology and civilian casualties. and now in this most despicable way, apparently we are seeing it in their diplomatic territories that now become abattoirs rather
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than places of diplomatic missions. jane: do you think the trump administration has been too quick to restore relations with saudi arabia? rep. connolly: yes. i believe all the wrong signals have been sent by president trump and secretary pompeo. mr. trump said "i don't know anything about it, i'm not well informed. e highest level intelligence briefings offered anywhere on the planet every single day. thesn idea that he't been briefed and told what is true and could be true is sadlyib not cr. -- simply not credible. it can only be a way of trying to slough off the gravity of the situation. with respect to mr. pompeo, his reaction was we will ask the saudis to investigate. since when do you ask a suspected criminal to investigate his own crime? that is nonsensicay and another
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sloughing off the t task of holding the saudis to account. jane: congressman, thanks for joining me. rep. connolly: my great pleasure. jane: one of the growing number of lawmakers demandingrs ans come with some senators say that if these allegations are proven true against saudiha arabia, would be a game changer for relations with the u.s. let's have a quick look at the otr news. china has admitted for the first time that it is setting up a esternation camps in region there has been growing wabldwide concert the disappearance of uighur muslims. a human rights committee recently heard that china could have locked up a million people. china had. we sidestepped the issue. at least 50 people have died in a bus accident in kenya. the bus was traveling from the capital, nairobi, when at the driver lost control and plunged down a slope in a tunnel area.
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wall street tumbled on wednesday, with the doubt dropping more than 800 points. concerns about a trade war with china and border retreat in tech owstocks drove markets ler. it was the worst daily selloff since february. the uk's supreme court has ruled that christian owners ofot a bakery didreak the law when they refused to bake a cake with the messages supporting same-sex marriage. the judgment overturned two previous rulings that found bakery discriminated against the customer. the case led to big protests in northern ireland. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come, stolen from the wild in africa -- baby chimpanzees part of an illegal trade. --ve a special report from we have a special report. at least nine people have died
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after flash floods t h spanish island. torrential rain storms deluge to the island last night, and in one village, a river banks, sweeping people away in their cars. some areas received up to nine inches of rainn about four hours. at least 200 gavin lee reports.d. n: a sudden and deadly torrent of water, the worst flasflooding ever to hit the holiday island of mallorca. roads turned into ravines, cars swept down flooded streets. eight inches of rain fell in four hours last night, three times the usual amounthe whole of october. >> everything is destroyed. i can't believe what happens here -- happened here. i can't believe it. >> it is a disaster. at the moment we are cut off and waiting for the emergency services to tell us what to do.
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a british couple are camong the fataliti allegedly traveling by taxi when they were caught in the flood. there are reports of a five-year-old child still missing. the port office has been in touch with him in 30's and say they are looking for victims. every vehicle washed away is checked. spain's military has been drafted in to help. thearea widely known as location of itv's "love island" has been declared a disaster area. spain's primein mter spoke of his support for an solidarity with those affected. hundreds were evacuated from their homes.g many are sleep a nearby sportscenter, their homes destroyed by the flight. is when to take -- itaks going to te months for the town to recover. .avin lee, bbc news, marshall ma
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jane: police in nepal have broken a major smugg ring trading in baby chimpanzees. the animals were stolen from their mothers in the wild in nigeria and flown thousands of miles to kathmandu. it follows a bbc news report last year which revealed the extent of the illegal trade. it comes ahead of a global conference in london tomorrow aiming to tackle the problem. david shukman reports from kamandu. a baby chimpanzee clings to the hand -- at this age it should be with i but the tiny animal is a victim of wildlife two gentswest africa, were being smuggled halfway around the world when they were intercepted here in nel. the men accused of smuggling them are awaiting trial.
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it is terr animals have been through, captured in the jungle when they were just if you month old, drugcrammed into a hacking plays, driven across nigeria, own to istanbul, and here to kathmandu. if they hadn't been r wcued from thld have been driven on to an unknown fate. the deal began when one of the men now facing trial pted this video. they were on offer for $12,000 each. after tipoff, the police in nepal were keeping watch on kathmandu airport. a large crate aived containing some birds which can be illegally imported. the doctors thought there was more to it. they followed the delivery anth they discovetube baby chim-- two baby chimps.
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the policemen and charges that he was shocked that they so looked like human babies. >> when you look closely io their eyes, obviously you feel sorry for tm. i know they don't speak, but the way they look, you can make out and iney were very tired a very bad condition. the smugglers wusing a technique we expose last year, with a great especially designed to hide animals that are not meant to be traded, like chimpanzees. investigation had revealed arebaby -- that baby chimps in big demand as has come and capturing one alive requires killing the adults and his family. please -- a police raid in the ivory coast led to the first convictions for the wild life
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crime. when our coverage was seen in nepal, detectives there launched their n investigation. the bbc story is now time to s dercover offic kathmandu -- now talked to undercover officers in kathmandu. they know that nepal is an easy traffic route for traffickers. >> demand is very high. that is very lucrativemuor people whole. when there is a lot of money, there is a lot of temptation for the people to do it. human trafficking, now wildlife trafficking is where the money is. david: on the edge of the himalayas, kathmandu is a busy trading path between its giant neighbors india and china. because nepal is one of the world's poorest countries, i have learned how easily international criminals can breir theay around. the authorities here hope the
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operation against the chimp smokers will signal that this route is now closed. the chimps are doing well and gaining weight, but ey are caught in a diplomatic tussle. nigeria wants them back, but nepal says they are evidence for the trial. heenis small cage is their home. david shukman, bbc nu.s, in kathma jane: poor little things. hopefully that is a story that will have a positive ending at some point. simone biles is the most decorated gymnast of all time, but recently the sporteen rocked by revelations that team doctor larry nassar abused her and hureds of other young athletes. biles tells the bbc that she feels empowered after talking openly about the incident, and she hopes sharing her story will encourage others to come forward. our sports correspondent spoke to her ahead of the world championships in doha. >> the final move of her ompic championship -- reporter: in 2016 in the heat of
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rio, simone biles set the sporting world ablaze. >> how does she do it? five olympic medals were her reward, four gold. now everyone knew her name. but what goes up must come down. when she returned here to her hometown in texas, shek an 18-month break to heal her body and mind. she told me she knows her achievements in rio keeps the spotlight firmly on her. simone: it is more pressure because you know what to expect, and the pressure that will be put on you. ohe first time you are excited to be there. now you have the expectation reporter: after her break, she came back with a bang at thes. ationals in august to win gold in every event to make an american gymnastics history.sh it was like had never been away. yet some things have changed. the teal leotard she wore at the
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nationals was in solidarity with victims of sexual abuse, a part of her his to speak out about. u.s. team doctor larry nassar abused more than 150 young women and girls under the guise of medical trtment. biles confirmed in a statement that she, too, had been one of his victims. earlier this year he was sentenced to 1 years in prison. >> your decision to assault was precise, manipulative, devus, despicable.: simoe judge was absolutely amazing on her part, so we were proud of her. it is kind of a relief because he got what he deserved.: report what point did you make the decision to write the statement? simone: it was very hard, but i figured that people look up to me, so it simone can be strong enough, maybe i can, too. that is th give.ge i wanted to i was kind of relieved when it
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came out. there was a lot of pressure off my shoulders. reporter: at the home of u.s. coaches where nassar abused gymnasts. when biles said it would be heartbreaking to return there, u.s. gymnastics ended a 17-year sociation with the ranch how did that feel? simone: i don't know, it felt empowering, even though it is an overused word. reporter: biles is moving on the best way she knows how. already the most decorated world championship gymnast of all-time, she could reach new heights this month, but even she accepts there are limits. simone: from my first olympic games, to walk away with five medals is kind of unbeatable, even foryself. so we will just go in there with an open mind and see w happens. reporter: win or lose, the 21-year-old is guaranteed to soar bbc news, texas. jane: simone biles, and all those young gymnasts showing
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immense courage confronting yoxual abuse. can find more of the day's news oneb ourte, and do check out twitter. i'm jane o'brien. thanks for watching "bbc world news america." >> with the bbc news app, our vertical videos are designed ton work arod your lifestyle, soip you can your way through the news of the day and stay n -to-date with the latest headlines you catrust. download now from selected app stores. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, and kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. >> how do we shape our tomorrow? it starts with a vision. ee its ideal form in our mind, and then we begin to chisel. we strip away everything that stands in the way to reveal new possibilities.
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