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The latest on the path of Hurricane Irma -

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as it brings death and destruction to the eastern Caribbean.

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Images from the island of St Martin show buildings flattened,

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widespread damage and people desperate for help.

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The island of Barbuda is described as 'barely habitable'

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after suffering the full force of the storm.

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We had cars flying over our heads, 40ft containers

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and all we had to do was pray and call for help.

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As it moves north and west, urgent preparations are under way

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We're in as well prepared a state as we can be,

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but in the face of Irma, having seen what it's done elsewhere

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we are far from complacent and people are naturally anxious.

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We'll have live reports from Antigua and from Miami,

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where many Britons are trying to get flights out of Florida tonight.

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Westminster starts debating the government's plans

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to convert thousands of European laws and regulations

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A special report on the inhumane conditions in a detention camp

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I just need to go home, you understand, because

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And England bowl out the West Indies for 123

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but then struggled on a remarkable first day

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And coming up in Sportsday on BBC News, Premier League clubs vote

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to close next summer's transfer window before the season starts,

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with players still allowed to be sold up until the end of August.

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Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever

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recorded in the Atlantic, is sweeping across the eastern

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At least 10 people are known to have died.

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The British overseas territory of Anguilla has

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been badly affected a Royal Navy helicopter carrier

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The islands of Barbuda and St Martin were the first to feel

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Then came Puerto Rico and next in line are Cuba and Florida.

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With phone lines down roads, destroyed by flooding

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and airports damaged, communication is difficult.

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Our correspondent Laura Bicker sent this report from Puerto Rico.

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Hurricane Irma, a storm the size of France, has carved a destructive

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In Puerto Rico, three people were killed as winds

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As daylight came and the clear-out began, most felt lucky to have

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This family told me they felt blessed to be alive

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and that the only damage was a downed power line and fallen

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They have kept eight-month-old Aaron safe.

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There is a collective sigh of relief in Puerto Rico.

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Up to 30-foot waves threw up debris and downed trees.

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But when it comes to that catastrophic eye of the hurricane,

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that only skirted this island, unlike others in the Caribbean.

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On the tiny island of Barbuda, barely a building

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Hundreds of families now find themselves homeless.

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And right now, I don't have nowhere to go to sleep.

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We had containers, 40 foot containers, flying left and right,

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and the story that you are getting from most of the residents

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here is that the eye of the storm came just in time.

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Persons were literally tying themselves to their roofs with ropes

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Barbuda's Prime Minister said the island was now barely habitable.

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I would say that about 95% of the properties would have

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In neighbouring St Martin, the full force of the hurricane's

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Winds of 185 mph hammered the island.

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More than 70,000 people live in this area, which is made of Dutch

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Shipping containers were tossed around like Lego bricks.

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Moored boats were smashed in the harbour and there

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are warnings that the death toll is likely to rise.

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France has sent three emergency teams to help with the clear-up

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and has already set up a reconstruction fund.

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In the British territory of Anguilla, there was criticism

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from residents to the UK response to the hurricanes.

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It was labelled "pathetic" and "disgraceful".

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A British task force is now on its way there,

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including the Royal Marines and Army engineers, although it could take

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Efforts are also underway to try to get supplies

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The French government say their priority is making sure

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And the British Virgin Islands, a sought-after holiday destination,

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She has maintained her wind speeds and is barrelling

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towards another British territory, the low-lying Turks

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The US Sunshine State of Florida will be next in her sights.

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They are nervous, after watching others endure her wrath.

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Hurricane Irma is now the longest-lasting Category 5

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hurricane ever recorded, surpassing the record set

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by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in 2013.

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So how and why has it gathered so much energy?

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And are these types of storm becoming more frequent?

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Our science editor David Shukman explains.

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A menacing swirl of cloud stretching over the Caribbean.

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This view from space of Hurricane Irma

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A brave research team flies right inside the eye to gather vital

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information about temperatures and pressures inside the towering wall

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of cloud to help forecast where it's heading next -

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and already there's a

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new record for dangerous winds for the longest time.

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On the ground the effect is shattering.

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This part of the world knows all about hurricanes

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and early warning has definitely saved lives but this one is stronger

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So how do hurricanes become so destructive?

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Well the strongest like Irma form off

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Warm waters cause the air to rise, industryingering thunder storms,

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Warm waters cause the air to rise, triggering thunder storms,

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As the weather system crosses the Atlantic,

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If the wind is moving in the same direction at all levels, as

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with Irma, they reached devastating speeds.

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But then closer to the Caribbean, the hurricane gets

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another boost as it passes over yet more warm water and ocean

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temperatures are unusually high this year, making the winds even more

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On top of all this, the low pressure inside the hurricane

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creates a storm surge, a huge wave that strikes

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climate change is raising the level of sea, the impact is all the

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As the people of the Caribbean cope with the terrible

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aftermath, many are asking if climate change was behind this?

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Well, hurricanes have always happened but scientists do think

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that our warming world may be making them more violent.

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One of the things we know about climate change is that a warmer

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That means when a hurricane does hit, more rain can come out of that

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hurricane and cause a lot more flooding.

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This comes as the people of Texas are still recovering from

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There are plenty of quiet years but this one is

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shaping up to be one of the

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This sequence shows how right behind Irma

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there is another distinctive swirl of clouds, Hurricane Jose.

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The research patrols have been kept busier than ever before.

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Let's go to our colleague, Aleem Maqbool.

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What can you tell us about the preparations in Florida and the

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impact it is having on people? Tens of thousands of people have been

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issued evacuation orders in this part of Florida. You can imagine

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what this airport, Miami Airport was like today, chaos as people

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scrambled to get on flights before the hurricane hits. Amidst all of

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this, we have come agenetically modified crops British tourist, some

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of whom are supposed to be here until next week but in limbo as they

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have been told by hotels to evacuate, and then come to the

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airport but there are no seats on flights left to the UK before the

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hurricane hits. We found one man who paid more than ?6,000 so desperate

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he was to get a first-class seat as he was told that was the last one to

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the UK. The others don't know what to do and are full of anxiety about

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what the coming days will bring. But of course, there are tens of

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thousands of people in this area and beyond, millions across the state,

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who are now being told to prepare this weekend FORCEDCYAN yeah, OK for

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that once in a lifetime storm. Thank you very much.

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The House of Commons has started to debate the bill

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which will reverse the decision taken 45 years ago to join

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the European Economic Community, as it was called then.

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The Brexit Secretary David Davis told MPs not to defy

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But there are deep divisions in the Commons.

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Some Conservatives who strongly support Brexit want a clean

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break with Brussels, while others are reluctant

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to back the legislation, because they say it will give far

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Our political editor Laura Kuenssberg reports.

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From Brussels to Westminster, laws have landed here

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Today's government bill will use 66 pages to try to transfer it all.

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With 28 clauses, the Withdrawal Bill cuts and pastes the European

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rule book onto ours - but if the Government

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riles just six rebels, they'd face defeat.

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Ministers say it's nothing to worry about, just a paper exercise.

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Their opponents fear on these harmless looking

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pages there is a power grab on a huge scale.

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European Union Withdrawal Bill, second reading.

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Put simply, this bill is an essential step.

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Whilst it does not take us out of the European Union -

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that is a matter for the Article 50 process -

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it does ensure that on the day we leave, businesses

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know where they stand, workers' rights are upheld

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This bill is vital to ensuring that as we leave, we do

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But there is so much to sort out that affects all of our lives

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the Government says there is not time for MPs to take over every

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detail, so ministers will be able to make

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That gives them the same powers as medieval monarchs, says Labour.

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The combined effect of the provisions of this bill

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would reduce MPs to spectators as power poured into the hands

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It is an unprecedented power grab - rule by decree is not

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It's an affront to Parliament and accountability.

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There'll be arguments aplenty, in the Commons

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Ministers privately concede they will have to give some ground,

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but they also know that it is far from the only scrap they face,

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If talks about the overall Brexit deal are going well,

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the official negotiator in Brussels did a good job of hiding

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Complaining about the British unwillingness

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TRANSLATION: I have been very disappointed

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Closer to home, a letter doing the rounds among Tory MPs has

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Dozens of Brexit supporters demanding the Prime Minister sticks

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to a crisp exit and not a longer, softer transition -

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warning ministers they must not allow the country to be kept

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And it was circulated, if not signed, by a junior

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The letter states very explicitly that we are in favour of leaving

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the Single Market and the Customs Union.

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We want to take back control of our laws.

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We want a strictly time-limited transition

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period, that we want to be able to strike free trade agreements

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All of that is consistent with government policies.

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Remainer Tory MPs don't buy that, fearing Conservative

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In the Tory Party, in Parliament and in the power

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There's not much chance of keeping the peace.

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Laura Kuenssberg, BBC News, Westminster.

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In Brussels, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said

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he was worried by slow progress and by some of the UK's proposals.

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He told a news conference in Brussels it was Britain that had

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chosen to leave and so it was up to Britain to come up

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Our Europe correspondent Damian Grammaticas is

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Tell us more about that and indeed the other things being said there

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today? You are right, what Michel Barnier told us today was that he

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does not believe there's been enough progress in the talks. He wanted to

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send that stern message, obviously. Now on money, he identified that as

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the biggest issue. He believes that the UK has both moral and legal

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obligations to the EU. Moral obligations, he said as there were

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decisions taken as 28 countries, which could not be left to 27 to

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pick up the bill for. Things like funding for science and research

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project, for development for universities. And legally as the

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budgets were approved, signed by David Cameron, approved by the UK

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Parliament, that those obligations must be met. So he accused the UK of

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backtracking, having agreed earlier in the process it had obligation it

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is would meet, now going through picking everything through line by

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line. On Ireland, the issue of the border, he was worried as the UK

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proposals were not good enough, that they had to come back with something

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better there. And concerns too that arose earlier, Michel Barnier,

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Jean-Claude Juncker worried about David Davis, whether he was fully

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committed to the talk, if he would be here for all of them. Today they

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did not repeat that but laid out about the substance, that they don't

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believe enough is being done. Thank you very much.

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BBC News has witnessed around 1,000 migrants, mostly African,

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being held in detention in Libya in inhumane conditions.

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The medical charity Doctors Without Borders said today that

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migrants and refugees who want to cross the Mediterranean

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to Italy are being detained in nightmarish conditions.

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But the EU is still encouraging Libya to prevent migrants

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leaving its shores and wants the Libyan coastguard

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The BBC's Orla Guerin has gained rare access to the main

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Trapped in Libya, a country in chaos, that

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Most travelled from sub Saharan Africa.

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Some were stopped at sea, others on dry land.

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Now they are in Triq al Sika, the largest

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We were given unfettered access to those suffering here.

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I just need to go back home. You understand?

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Because here, it is like, you know, in hell.

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It is like in hell for me. That's how I feel.

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Well, this is the reality for those being held in detention in Libya.

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The men here have asked us to show these conditions.

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They are very anxious for all of this to be seen.

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The only hope of release for these men is to be deported back

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to their home countries, but that can take time to arrange.

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Some of those here have been languishing in this

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It's really hot and they close the door, so it really gets that

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People faint sometimes. It's pretty hot in here.

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My guide, Hennessy, is 18 and from South Sudan

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but for three years, he was a London schoolboy

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Hennessy paid traffickers to get back to London but was kidnapped

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He escaped by leaping from a moving truck.

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The time we jumped off, there was a Chad man, an old Chad man.

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He was shot, so blood went all over my T-shirt

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I was so scared. I just ran away.

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Grim as things are here, Hennessy says conditions were far

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worse in another detention centre where there were daily

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If people make noise, or if people rush for food, you get beaten.

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If people want to use the bathroom, or if people want to drink water,

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they just make you lie down on your stomach, the whole jail,

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Everyone gets beaten? Everyone gets beaten.

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And that's only one risk on the migrant trail through Libya.

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The men are pawns, to be bought and sold by militias.

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Emmanuel was beaten by a gang linked to the traffickers.

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But what pained him most is what he heard them do

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They went into the second room and they raped the girls.

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And we couldn't do anything because we didn't have anything

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Staff here call them broken men, starved of hope and nourishment.

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For breakfast, just bread and butter.

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Officials tell us they have no funds to pay food suppliers

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And among those going hungry, women and children, held

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He was at the mercy of the Mediterranean

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"Police arrested us", said his mother, Wasila.

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"Since then, we have been in five prisons".

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Outside, the latest arrivals, weary, barefoot, turned around

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Instead of a new life in Europe, returned to the nightmare of Libya.

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The green paint daubed on by their traffickers,

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Is the conclusion of your report that the EU is so determined to stop

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the flow of people that it is in effect turning a blind eye to the

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conditions you were reporting on there? The European Union says its

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main priority in relation to the migrant is to protect them in Libya.

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Aid agencies say the EU is so blinded by the single goal of

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keeping people out of Europe that it is turning a blind eye to the abuses

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and actually perpetuating them. There's no doubt European and

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British policy is that Libya must do more to stop the exodus from its

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shores. It is now the main departure point for people going to Europe.

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Just last week, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was in

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Tripoli, meeting senior officials and emphasising the need for the

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coastguard to control the departures and the Royal Navy is actually part

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of the effort to retrain the Libyan coast guard. But the reality of all

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of that, if you stop people at sea, rescue them at sea, even if you are

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saving their lives, you are returning them to the kind of

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conditions that we saw, conditions that have been described by the

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United Nations, for example, as inhumane. They have complained about

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the arbitrary detention, the fact people have no access to a legal

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process, and that they face a long list of abuses. And Libya, let's not

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forget, is a fragile and unstable country with no central authority,

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three competing governments and a collapsing economy and there are

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powerful militias that are heavily involved in the smuggling industry

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will stop Libyan officials said to us, they are struggling to provide

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for their own people and they can't cope with the 5000-6000 migrants

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they currently have in detection and one of them also said they are tired

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of being your's policeman. -- they currently have in detention. Thank

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you for joining us. A brief look at some

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of the day's other news stories. Britain's biggest carmaker,

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Jaguar Landrover, has announced all its new cars will be available

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in electric or hybrid The company's first fully electric

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vehicle will go on sale next year. The government says it wants to ban

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the sale of new petrol One in five people who are gay,

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lesbian or bisexual have experienced hate crime in the past year,

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according to new figures. But the vast majority don't

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report it to the police. The charity Stonewall says three out

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of five gay men don't feel comfortable holding their partner's

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hand in the street. Universities in England could be

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fined if they fail to justify paying their Vice-Chancellors more

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than the Prime Minister, The average basic salary

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for a Vice-Chancellor, in effect the university's chief

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executive, is ?246,000, A new regulator for students

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will also force universities to publish details of all senior

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staff earning over ?100,000 a year. Our education editor

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Branwen Jeffreys reports. Student loans pay for

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most of this, so today, High pay for your bosses

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has to be justified. Higher education has

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to be accountable. It's really important

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that there is confidence that resources allocated to it

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by the taxpayer are being used efficiently and for the purposes

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for which they are primarily intended and that is the provision

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of great teaching, and a generation Students are applying to university,

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or will be very shortly. When are you going to

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confirm the higher tuition We have already

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confirmed the policy. There is no new policy

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to be announced. With inflation, fees would rise

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next year to ?9,500. Universities have spent money

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on facilities but average Vice-Chancellor pay is ?250,000

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and a few earn as much as ?400,000. Vice-Chancellors' salaries

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are a tiny fraction of the budget of a university, but with living

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costs going up and tuition fees continuing to rise,

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it just makes universities look out of touch with the

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concerns of students. It clearly looks extraordinary

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and it's really difficult It would be a major mistake for us

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not to understand the public mood. There's a lot of noise about this

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and we clearly need to be able I don't want to read about VC pay

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in the newspapers any So the minister told them

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a new office for students Obviously, we welcome more

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scrutiny on Vice-Chancellor pay and in many ways,

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these proposals don't go far enough but you've got to look at the timing

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of these announcements. The government has been under a lot

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of pressure since the election over student funding and student debt

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and these proposals will do absolutely nothing to change

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the reality for students On campus, students

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are asking more questions. A sculpture celebrates

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this university's past. The question now, what will secure

:26:37.:26:39.

its financial future? This week, we've been

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reporting from Bangladesh, where more than 160,000

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Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing the violence in the mainly

:26:51.:26:53.

Buddhist country of Myanmar. The authorities there have

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blamed the Rohingya people for provoking the crisis

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by attacking police stations. Our correspondent

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Justin Rowlatt has been to a refugee camp in Teknaf,

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near the border with Myanmar. They arrive barefoot,

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their shoes lost in the mud This is an exodus on a

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truly massive scale. Rohingya Muslims have been pouring

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into Bangladesh from Myanmar. They say the military

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and local Buddhists are destroying their villages,

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after Rohingya militants attacked The current estimate is that

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164,000 have crossed over, but the truth is no one knows

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for certain how many have come. So we've just joined this kind

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of river of humanity, because we've been told a refugee

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camp has sort of erupted in the fields here, and thousands

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and thousands of people have A UN official was told

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there were 15,000 people here. She told the BBC she couldn't say

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how many refugees have Everyone needs food,

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everyone needs water. And everyone has

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a horrific story to tell. TRANSLATION: My three

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sons were taken. Villages burning, allegedly torched

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by soldiers from the Myanmar army. TRANSLATION: Lots, lots,

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lots of people died. First they set it on fire, and then

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they shot us from helicopters Mr Shafiq saw some appalling

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scenes on his long trek. Bodies floating in the river,

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Rohingya refugees drowned the barbed wire fence that marks

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the border with Bangladesh. The BBC cannot verify

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any of this footage, but the stories the refugees tell

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are remarkably similar. They have been driven

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from their homes into this, into what is a rapidly

:29:29.:29:35.

escalating humanitarian disaster. Prince George had his first

:29:36.:29:41.

day at school today. The four-year-old is attending

:29:42.:29:56.

Thomas's School in Battersea, South London, where fees

:29:57.:29:58.

are ?17,000 a year. He was dropped off by

:29:59.:29:59.

Prince William, but the Duchess of Cambridge missed the occasion

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as she's suffering from severe morning sickness

:30:03.:30:04.

due to her pregnancy. The prince will be known

:30:05.:30:07.

to classmates as George Cambridge. Cricket, and the wickets have

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tumbled at Lord's today in the third Test between England and the West

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Indies. With the series level at 1-1,

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England bowled the West Indies out for 123 before struggling

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to 46-4 in reply. James Anderson began

:30:22.:30:25.

the match trying to reach 500 wickets in Test matches,

:30:26.:30:29.

needing just three more, This man prepared for the match

:30:30.:30:32.

with no plans for retirement. This man arrived at Lord's knowing

:30:33.:30:38.

it was his final Test. Henry Blofeld of Test Match Special,

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dressed to stop the traffic Will you hope for something of

:30:42.:30:45.

a West Indies revival to continue? It would be lovely if

:30:46.:30:54.

they won the series. It would do their cricket

:30:55.:30:57.

so much good, wouldn't it? There's widespread goodwill

:30:58.:30:59.

towards sportsmen representing the Caribbean, especially at this

:31:00.:31:01.

time, but runs in a Test match are hard earned, especially

:31:02.:31:04.

with James Anderson bowling. Test wickets number 498

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and 499 came before lunch. The thing is, there were other

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England bowlers excelling. Ben Stokes was making the ball

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swerve and swing like never before. As wickets fell to others, Anderson

:31:17.:31:21.

was desperately trying to get one. Anderson helped Stokes -

:31:22.:31:27.

nice catch - but before he could bowl again,

:31:28.:31:34.

West Indies were all out for 123. The biggest compliment was that it

:31:35.:31:38.

reminded Lord's of Anderson. Very good but now it was England's

:31:39.:31:46.

turn to bat and in conditions which were floodlit and autumnal,

:31:47.:31:49.

you had to watch England lost four wickets in reply,

:31:50.:31:52.

including Cook and Captain Joe Root. They will resume 77 runs behind

:31:53.:32:01.

but guess who's now batting? Before we go, let's try for a quick

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update on the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Laura Bicker has

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managed to travel to Antigua, one of the islands affected. Tell us what

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the situation is there? In Antigua, they have managed to keep the

:32:30.:32:32.

infrastructure intact but the real worry is the island that lies just

:32:33.:32:39.

off the coast, Barbuda. When it came to Hurricane Irma, for many hours,

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people could not get in contact with the island and when finally they

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did, they heard of tales of massive destruction, 95% of the buildings on

:32:49.:32:51.

the island have been destroyed. People are now suffering without

:32:52.:32:56.

food, shelter and clean water. Today, the Red Cross has managed to

:32:57.:33:01.

get some supplies in. They have been aired dropping it with helicopters

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and getting some boats in but they badly need more at the moment. They

:33:05.:33:09.

are trying to get people off the island but in your aftermath of the

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hurricanes, the weather has been too bad. -- in the aftermath of the

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hurricane. But the problem is still out in the Atlantic basin. While

:33:18.:33:21.

they are still recovering, and other hurricane is forming, pose a is on

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his way -- Jose is on his way and they are trying to get people into

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shelter before that happens. Thank you for joining us. Laura Bicker,

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there, who has managed to travel to Antigua with the latest on the

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hurricane. More on the BBC News Channel

:33:40.:33:41.