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Tonight at Ten, a child sex network in Newcastle -

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18 people are convicted of abusing young girls and women.

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The men and one woman groomed, drugged and raped vulnerable

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girls as young as 14 over a four year period.

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No-one should underestimate the trauma that these young

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girls have gone through, but undoubtedly they have

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made our communities safer places by their actions.

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But controversy, as it emerges that police paid a convicted child rapist

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thousands to act as an informer and expose the network.

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There are dangerous men behind bars and vulnerable people protected,

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that would not have been the case if we had not used that.

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The convictions are part of a wider investigation into grooming

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which could involve hundreds more victims and perpetrators.

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A fresh warning from President Trump to North Korea -

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he says America's nuclear arsenal is now far stronger and more

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Former Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison appears in court with four

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others on charges related to the Hillsborough disaster

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Trying to find a cure for type one diabetes -

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new hope after first trials of a pioneering new therapy that

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On his own against the clock. Athletics at its best in that sense.

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And bizarre scenes at the World Championships,

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as Botswana's star sprinter - barred yesterday by illness -

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And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News,

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we will have all the details from the World

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Athletics Championships, including Sir Mo Farah's race in the

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17 men and a woman who groomed girls and young women for sex in Newcastle

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have been convicted of crimes including rape, trafficking and

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Newcastle Crown Court heard that vulnerable girls,

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one as young as 14, were exploited by an "organised,

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cynical organisation" and passed between abusers.

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The convictions took place over a four year period.

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Its also emerged that Northumbria Police paid ?10,000

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to a convicted child rapist for information that helped

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Guilty of causing girls and women serious harm.

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Caught as part of Operation Sanctuary, one of the

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biggest sexual exploitation investigations

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Almost 100 perpetrators have now been convicted.

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One 17-year-old was raped at a party session organised by local men.

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The wardrobe was pushed against the door.

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Her police interview was played by the court.

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To protect her identity, we have asked actors

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He had had six with us while I was asleep.

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Still now, I'm a bit confused about it.

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How did you feel when he told you he done that to you?

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How many sessions would you say you have been to?

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It is in houses like these where the sessions took place.

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Victims were given drink and drugs and could not defend

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But in 2013, two of them came forward.

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One had been trafficked from a children's home.

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It started a long and complex investigation.

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Controversially, officers recruited a convicted child

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It's not an easy decision, and I'm not going to sit

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here and suggest for one moment it was.

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It's a decision that we've had to wrestle

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But I can categorically state sitting here

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today, that there are dangerous men behind bars now and vulnerable

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That would not have been the case had we not used

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that informant, and it's in that context that you have to view

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A charity that campaigns against child abuse says such an

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offender should never have been put out in the field.

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It beggars belief, frankly, the decision to cross this child

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protection line really by employing a child rapist.

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In all other aspects it seems to us at the NSPCC that a very good job

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was done by Northumbria police, except this very, very concerning

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situation, where they used and deployed and paid a child rapist.

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Most of the perpetrators were from Pakistani,

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This city councillor says leaders from all faiths could

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re-educate some local men to stop similar exploitation in the future.

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People should not be telling the Asian community how

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to live their lives and what to do. It's quite important.

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This is like saying to the white community that we should be talking

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about what Jimmy Savile did. We should not do that.

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However, there is a huge opportunity to talk about

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these issues on a regular basis, of rights of women, and I think it's

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important to use religion, particularly Islam, to educate some

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What happened on these streets is now the subject of

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But the council chief executive says it is

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not the only authority with problems of this kind.

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We do not believe that what we have uncovered in Newcastle is unique.

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Indeed there has been evidence of similar offending in

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We believe that any area that says it

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does not have a problem is simply not looking for it.

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For the victims they harmed, it has been a long and

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But the evidence they gave has helped to jail four of

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The rest are due to be sentenced next month.

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Our home editor, Mark Easton, is here.

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The controversy is over the police paying this convicted offender to

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help them expose the network. How unusual is it? The police have long

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been paying informants. It has always been controversial but they

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have always done it because they believe if you can get the prize --

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convictions, the ends justify the means. In the last five years, UK

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police have paid ?22 million to criminal informants. It is not rare.

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This case has an additional moral dilemma. Is it justifiable to put a

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convicted rapist in proximity to young women who are being groomed

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for six Khan police argue yes. They say that was the only way they were

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going to smash this gang. I think it is indicative of a new determination

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among police and prosecutors to do whatever it takes to deal with the

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scandal of gangs, of predominantly Asian men, sexually exploiting

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predominantly young white women and girls. There have been dozens of

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these cases now. Rochdale, Oxford, Derby, Cardiff, Oldham, barking,

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Ipswich, Manchester, Telford... The list goes on. Having been criticised

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for not doing enough, particularly in concerns about political

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correctness, police forces have become much more proactive. Officers

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are routinely briefed on what to look for, the types of abuse, the

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different locations, the likely victims. Prosecutors are advised to

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think hard about the victims. Often these are very vulnerable people who

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may be in trouble with the police themselves, they may distrust

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authority, they may have become so controlled by their abusers that

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they don't recognise they are being abused. New guidance tells

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prosecutors to focus less on the credibility of the victim and more

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on the credibility of the allegation. And today's convictions

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may be seen by some as a sign that that new approach is paying off.

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Mark Easton, thank you. President Trump has issued another

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warning to North Korea telling the country's leader that America's

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nuclear arsenal is "more He was responding to a warning

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from North Korea that it was considering firing missiles

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at the US Pacific territory of Guam. The US Defense Secretary also issued

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a warning to Pyongyang, saying North Korea should stop any actions

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that would lead to the "end of its regime and the destruction

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of its people". Our North America correspondent,

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Nick Bryant, reports. A far-off American outpost in

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the tropical waters of the Western Pacific now finds itself at

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the centre of a dangerous stand-off. This is Guam, the site this summer

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of US military exercises. American territory, that

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North Korea says could now From North Korean state TV came

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this chilling headline. That Guam could be targeted

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by medium to long range rockets. And it came just hours

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after President Trump threatened Pyongyang with some of the most

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incendiary rhetoric used by a US The words improvised,

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the tone agreed upon North Korea best not

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make any more threats to They will be met with fire

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and fury like the world More tough talk on

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Twitter this morning. "My first order as President

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was to renovate and It is now far stronger

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and more powerful Hopefully we will never have

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to use this power, but there will never be a time

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when we are not the most powerful On a refuelling spot in Guam,

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the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, used more

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soothing language. The island faced no

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imminent threat, he said. And Americans shouldn't

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lose any sleep. What the President is doing

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is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that

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Kim Jong-un would understand, because he doesn't seem

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to understand diplomatic language. This small island is more than 2000

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miles away from Pyongyang, but well within range

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of its missiles. With two military bases

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it is a strategic military hub for America in the Pacific

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and home to 160,000 people. I guess the first thing

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that comes to mind is, immediately first,

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where is my family? To come up with a plan

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if anything happens. I think the response

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that President Trump as Past administrations have just

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let it slide and kick the can down the road,

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so now North Korea feels Donald Trump has vowed that he will

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be the President to deal decisively With the rhetoric already

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at such a perilous pitch, there is the danger that both sides

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become captive to That they talk themselves

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into a more serious Our correspondent,

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Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, Given the threat, what is the mood?

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There is clearly a deep concern here in Guam because the threat against

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gram made by the North Koreans was very specific and very detailed, and

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that has never happened before. There is also a sense that it is a

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rhetorical threat, that if North Korea really ever did fire missiles

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at this island, it would be suicidal for the North Korean regime. Why do

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it? Firstly, as Nick said in his report, this is a very juicy target

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for the North Koreans, strategically important to the United States.

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There are two huge military bases, a big airbase behind me and a naval

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base as well. This is also a psychological battle. So after

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President Trump made those remarks about fire and fury, this is North

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Korea firing back, saying, you threaten us, we can threaten you in

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the same way. Our threats are realistic, you must take's seriously

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and we will not be intimidated. Across this region, particularly in

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South Korea and Japan, there is a feeling that the way President Trump

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talks about North Korea in these on scripted remarks is not the way to

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deal with Pyongyang. Rob Wood -- and Q.

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Tensions have been rising in the region since North Korea

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carried out two nuclear bomb tests last year and two intercontinental

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So with America and North Korea locked in an extraordinary standoff.

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what are the options for resolving the crisis?

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Our diplomatic correspondent, James Robbins, reports.

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Behind the fiery rhetoric from the two leaders, has the threat

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Recent tests suggest the country is much closer to being able

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to launch a long-range missile carrying a nuclear warhead, as far

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The North Korean regime and Kim Jong-un wants nuclear weapons

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because it believes they are the ultimate

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No one is going to risk attacking you once

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But already North Korea has massive non-nuclear firepower.

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Its artillery placed Seoul, South Korea's capital,

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We're not looking at an immediate nuclear war

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But we should also be aware of the opportunities

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for miscalculation and escalation that could lead to nuclear use.

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So what should be the international response to

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Well, years of talks failed to persuade North Korea to give up

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its nuclear ambitions, and now it's refusing dialogue.

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Past carrots, including support for a weak

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And the stick of limited sanctions, well, that

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The new response is more severe economic pressure.

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It is now backed by the United Nations, including the US,

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Although China has yet to show how far it really will go.

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It leaves the grimmest option of all, American military action.

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President Trump's comments this week only increase North Korea's paranoia

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about the threat from the United States, and it's not

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going to change North Korea's current course of action.

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We need to get on the road towards dialogue with the North, as

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difficult as that is, to decrease tensions and find

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How should world leaders try to balance all the risks?

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Is it an acceptable risks to allow the

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regime to get its nuclear weapons, and then rely on them being

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rational, like other nuclear weapon states,

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The answer to that depends on getting

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But he is harder to read than say, the old Soviet Union.

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With the Soviet Union, we had some reasonable visibility

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into the system. We don't have that with North Korea.

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And so, although we can hope and assume that Kim

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Jong-un is rational enough and sensible enough to understand

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that any misadventure would attract a lot of retaliation,

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very few people from the outside have actually met him.

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It is because the really tough questions

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are so hard to answer with any certainty,

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that the crisis with North Korea is very serious.

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Five men have appeared in court charged in connection

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with the Hillsborough tragedy and its aftermath.

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96 Liverpool fans died as a result of a crush at the FA Cup

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Three of the men who appeared in court today

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From Warrington, Judith Moritz reports.

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Many of the families who lost loved ones at Hillsborough have become

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Today, they were together again at court to see those charged

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in connection with the disaster and its aftermath.

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Sir Norman Bettison has served as the Chief Constable

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The families stood outside the Magistrates' Court building

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Graham Mackrell was company secretary and safety officer

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at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club in 1989.

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96 Liverpool fans died as a result of a crush at the Hillsborough

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ground when the terraces became overcrowded during

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Now, nearly three decades later, prosecutions are under way.

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Mr Mackrell is charged with breaching both health

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and safety and safety at sport ground legislation.

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Two senior police officers, Donald Denton and Alan Foster

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and a solicitor, Peter Metcalf, are accused of perverting the course

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of justice by amending witness statements in the wake

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Sir Norman Bettison is charged with misconduct in a public office,

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accused of telling lies about his involvement

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in the aftermath of Hillsborough and the culpability of fans.

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The five men sat in a row inside the glass walled dock

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of the court, they all indicated that they deny the charges

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The match commander, former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield,

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faces the most serious charges, 95 counts of gross

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He didn't have to appear in court today as before proceedings

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Prosecutors must apply to lift an existing court order. The MEP were

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all released on bail. They will appear at Preston Crown Court next

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month. A brief look at some

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of the day's other news stories. The number of tip-offs made

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by the public to the Government's anti-terrorism scheme, Prevent,

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has doubled in the last four months, around the time of the Manchester

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and London terror attacks. Police received some 200 referrals

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between April and July, compared to about 100

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in the four months before. Figures released by

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the European Commission, after a court battle,

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show that its 28 Commissioners spent almost half a million euros

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on official travel in the first two European Commission President Jean

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Claude Juncker spent more than ?22,000 on a private plane

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to take nine people to Rome. The Commission said the spending

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was within the EU's rules. The family of an 83-year-old dog

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walker, stabbed to death in Norfolk, have described him as a "lovely,

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gentle man, who was immensely kind." Peter Wrighton's body was found

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on Saturday, three miles Police say they've received over 100

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calls in connection with the attack Two months after the Grenfell Tower

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fire in West London, officials say hundreds of people,

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including large numbers children, are in need of mental health support

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to deal with the trauma An estimated 80 people

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were killed in the fire in June and the Metropolitan Police believe

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that there were around Our special correspondent,

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Lucy Manning, has been talking to one woman who lost five members

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of her family in the blaze. # You've got the words

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to change a nation # You've spent a lifetime

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stuck in silence # Afraid you'll say

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something wrong #. She could certainly sing,

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12-year-old Firdaws Hashim, # You've got a heart

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as loud as lightning Her voice would be silenced

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by the Grenfell fire. Her aunt watches with tears the home

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videos she has shared. Little Yaqub, full of life,

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inside the Grenfell flat where he would die with his sister

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Firdaws, his brother, mum and dad. Six-year-old Yaqub,

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Firdaws and 13-year-old Yahya loved to dance,

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their aunt wanted to Firdaws, you were the most

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intelligent, wise... You were so talented,

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but still so kind and humble. Yahya, my most kind, handsome,

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pure hearted, sweet nephew. You would have been a pride

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to Islam and humanity. Yaqub, he was a very

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energetic, lively boy. Assema wants to bury the family

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together but, eight weeks on, Waiting this long for them to be

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identified and to bury them and have some type of closure,

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that is tormenting everybody. Two months on and those

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connected to Grenfell The BBC has learnt more than 500

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people have been referred for mental health assessments,

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nearly 100 of them children. usually you have a support network

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that will help you get through these times,

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but a lot of these people that you would normal rely

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on are in the same trouble And with only 14 Grenfell families

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rehoused, the council leader still can't offer all the relief

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of long-term housing. How long will it be until all these

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families are permanently rehoused? Well, it's quite difficult

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to answer that question, We're doing it as absolutely

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as quickly as we can. The judge leading the Grenfell

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inquiry will write to the Prime Minister this week

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to explain what it will cover. The family of these children

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want the inquiry to look at not just how they died,

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but why the fire burned for so long, A man suspected of attacking

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soldiers on patrol in a suburb of Paris, has been arrested

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after a dramatic car chase along Six soldiers were injured when a car

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was driven at them at speed, in what is being treated

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as an act of terrorism. The suspect got away,

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but officers later fired on a BMW to bring it to a halt and took

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the driver into custody. Officials in the US have confirmed

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that the home of President Trump's former campaign manager was raided

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by the FBI last month. Agents seized documents and other

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materials from a property The raid was part of

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the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign

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and Russia ahead of the 2016 The English football Premier League

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season gets under way on friday. Spending by clubs is expected

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to exceed ?1 billion for the first time ever this summer,

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but the league's chief executive says he doesn't expect to see clubs

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reach anything like the ?200 million paid by French side Paris St Germain

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for the Brazilian player Neymar. It's back, with the help of some

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famous footballing faces, the Premier League launched

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the countdown to the start Amid the usual hype,

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all the talk on the lengths clubs are going to in

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the pursuit of glory. Champions Chelsea have invested

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?125 million on players this summer, even their manager is surprised

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by the amounts being spent. The money is incredible,

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but it's very important to try to improve our squad

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and our quality because win one more competition and we needed to prove

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that the club knows very well, which is my opinion,

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my ideas about this issue. These are just some of the big-money

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signings Premier League clubs have splashed out on this summer,

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with a total of more For the first time,

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the Premier League season will kick off on a Friday night,

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here at the Emirates, when Arsenal take on Leicester City,

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but with the transfer window open until the end of the month,

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the spending spree is set to continue in a way never seen

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before, and some are concerned. We sit back and go -

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wow, what's next? And that's the problem,

:24:58.:25:03.

what is next? In terms of how football

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finance is evolving, it's clear that the top seven clubs

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are spending more money on bigger transfer fees and that's having

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a serious effect in terms it's clear that the top seven clubs

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are spending more money on bigger transfer fees and that's having

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a serious effect in terms of the financial dynamics

:25:25.:25:27.

of the Premier League. The top seven clubs as a group,

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their economic performance is deteriorating at a faster rate

:25:30.:25:31.

than the remaining 13. Gary and Alan, like the rest of us,

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looking forward to a new season, 25 years ago, in the first Match of

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the Day of the Premier League era. Since then, ever more lucrative live

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broadcast rights deals have transformed clubs spending power,

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but will it continue? When the Premier League started

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in 1992, where it was with our tour neighbour and where it is now,

:25:47.:25:49.

?40 million then, ?3 billion now. If you compound that growth,

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you can't see the next 25 years What I can see though is still some

:25:53.:25:55.

reasonably sustainable growth which will allow the teams

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to continue to grow I don't think, as I say,

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the thing is out of control. With newly-promoted clubs alongside

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some familiar faces, the Premier League's all set

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for its latest chapter. The challenge - to maintain

:26:11.:26:12.

the drama and the interest that's made its first quarter

:26:13.:26:15.

of a century so lucrative. The UK has one of the highest rates

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of type 1 diabetes in the world with 400,000 people currently living

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with the condition. At the moment it's incurable,

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but now trials of a pioneering therapy are being carried out

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to try to slow the advance And initial results show

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the treatment, a form of immunotherapy, is safe and can be

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used in wider trials. It's hoped it could one

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day lead to a cure. Here's our health

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correspondent, Dominic Hughes. Two years ago, Alex Rowlandson's

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life took an unexpected turn. She was diagnosed with type 1

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diabetes, one of hundreds of thousands of people who develop

:26:56.:26:58.

the condition in the UK. But then she was offered

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the chance to take part The results of which now

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show real promise. More optimistic knowing

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that the study is going well and that they can use that

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to find further treatments. Even if it doesn't help me myself

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and it might help other people in the future,

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it's just good to know that Last year, Alex was one

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of 27 volunteers who, over a six-month period,

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underwent a course of The aim, to stop her diabetes

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by tapping into the immune system's Type 1 diabetes is caused

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when the immune system mistakenly attacks specialist beta cells

:27:38.:27:40.

in the pancreas which produce insulin, the hormone

:27:41.:27:42.

which regulates blood sugar levels. The injections contain

:27:43.:27:45.

protein fragments designed to retrain the immune system,

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so that rather than attacking The early results from this latest

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trial demonstrated the therapy was safe and showed signs

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of slowing the disease. I think it's exciting that we have

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been able to change the immune system in patients using this

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approach, but it's very early days and we need to know how that

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translates into benefit for patients This is the first time this

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particular technique of trying to train the immune system to slow

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the advance of type 1 diabetes has It's a very small step

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in what will be a very long process. But the fact that it's

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safe and seems to have helped the immune system,

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well that is a big step forward. There's currently no cure

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for a condition that, if not carefully managed,

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can have life-changing consequences. For reasons that aren't entirely

:28:38.:28:43.

clear, the number of people who, like Alex, are having their lives

:28:44.:28:46.

turned upside down after developing Immunotherapy has begun to transform

:28:47.:28:55.

the treatment of other England's women began the defence

:28:56.:28:59.

of their Rugby World Cup title in style today,

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as this year's tournament England beat Spain 56-5

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in Dublin, with four tries But there was no dream start

:29:13.:29:15.

for Wales, they lost to the All Blacks by more

:29:16.:29:18.

than 30 points. Hosts Ireland beat Australia

:29:19.:29:22.

in a tight match, winning by 19-17. There were bizarre scenes

:29:23.:29:27.

at the World Athletics Championships in London this evening as Botswana's

:29:28.:29:29.

star sprinter, banned from the stadium yesterday

:29:30.:29:38.

after a norovirus outbreak, was allowed back for a solo

:29:39.:29:40.

200 metre time trial. Isaac Makwala, forced to withdraw

:29:41.:29:42.

from last night's 400 metres final because he was still formally

:29:43.:29:45.

in quarantine, was tonight allowed Our sports correspondent,

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Andy Swiss, reports. For Isaac Makwala,

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a remarkable day in his He began it quarantined in his hotel

:29:55.:30:02.

and barred from competing, He said the athletics authorities

:30:03.:30:06.

had sabotaged his hopes. Something fishy they

:30:07.:30:10.

don't want to tell us. The Iaaf insisted such

:30:11.:30:32.

claims were absurd. Come the afternoon,

:30:33.:30:33.

a dramatic twist. Isaac Makwala heading to the stadium

:30:34.:30:35.

having been told his quarantine had finished and he could race his 200

:30:36.:30:38.

metres heat, some 48 And so, in appalling

:30:39.:30:41.

conditions for sprinting, Makwala against the clock, he needed

:30:42.:30:50.

20.53 to make it to the semis, and with the crowd willing him on,

:30:51.:30:57.

it was never in doubt. That is a message to the Iaaf,

:30:58.:31:05.

to say I am fit and healthy. Even his rival could

:31:06.:31:14.

only watch and applaud. What a run that was,

:31:15.:31:16.

under the most testing circumstances, after everything

:31:17.:31:18.

he has been through. Isaac Makwala is through

:31:19.:31:21.

to the semi-finals. Which meant barely two

:31:22.:31:23.

hours later, he was back. The new fan favourite -

:31:24.:31:26.

but if Makwala was tired, From the inside lane,

:31:27.:31:30.

he summoned his strength, What a performance

:31:31.:31:33.

from Isaac Makwala! Afterwards, he thanked

:31:34.:31:41.

the authorities for his chance, but said it was the crowd

:31:42.:31:43.

that inspired him. I wish to thank the Iaaf

:31:44.:31:46.

to give me another chance, They led me to believe,

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I just want to thank this crowd. And so a man who couldn't even visit

:31:50.:31:53.

the stadium this morning What began as a personal

:31:54.:32:02.

nightmare, just might What a story would be if he could

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win that 200 meters final tomorrow. Among his rivals will be South

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Africa's athlete and Mitchell Blake who qualified. It was a good night

:32:21.:32:29.

for M mow Farah. He is safely through to the final of the 500

:32:30.:32:33.

meters. He finished second in his heat. That final takes place on

:32:34.:32:40.

Saturday for Sir Mo Farah it will round off his final. Track

:32:41.:32:43.

championships with another title, Sophie. Andy, thank you.

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And on Newsnight, no-one can forget our MPs' expenses scandal,

:32:48.:33:00.

well there are some details of EU Commission expenses out today.

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