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Hello I am Philippa Thomas and this is outside source. Donald Trump has


taken a break from his holidays to say this. North Korea had best not


make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire,


and fury. A vote of no-confidence in Jacob


Zuma in South Africa ended like this. A vote of no-confidence is


accordingly negatives. This is the eighth no-confidence vote that the


president has the vibe. Meanwhile, counting is underway in the general


in Kenya. We could get you the latest from the


track of the world athletics Championships as well as telling you


more about the norovirus virus that has affected some of the athletes


there. Welcome to Outside Source. This is


Botswana's Isaac Makwala. One of the favourites to win a medal at the


world athletics Championships taking place here on Monday. But he has


been struck down by the norovirus as have many athletes at the games.


Officials are trying to limit the spread of the virus which has


already affected many competitors and staff.


This is the time when the world's best athletes should be


Instead these competitors and coaches today found themselves


at the centre of a suspected outbreak of the highly


contagious vomiting bug Norovirus at this team hotel.


Yesterday the world's best 200 metre runner, Issac Makwala,


was forced to withdraw from the event.


The Botswanan medal prospect one of 30 athletes and support


I worked hard for this and it is sad for me because I was top


I was ready to make everything possible.


Despite saying he was fit to compete, Issac Makwala was ruled


out of the 400 metre final by the athletics governing


This usually lasts between 28 and 48 hours.


The important thing is if people have it, to stay away from other


people so they are not at risk of passing it on.


And to be very scrupulous about washing their hands


when they have been to the toilet or they have vomited.


In a statement today the hotel said that following a joint investigation


with public health authorities it had been discovered that the source


And that strict hygiene protocols have now been put in place.


World Championship organisers meanwhile said they're doing


I guess in any event when you have 20,000 people minimum that we have


accredited coming in from every corner of the world,


there is a possibility that someone might come in with a bug.


And we think that is probably what has happened here.


There has been all sorts of food poisoning and all the medical


experts, public health, safety, have said it is not,


Some German and Canadian athletes staying at the Tower Hotel are being


And with six days of competition left, organisers must now hope


The UN human rights have accused authorities of using excessive force


against demonstrators. There have been deaths of 46. They have also


talked about demonstrators resorting to violence. The interviews


conducted remotely by the UN human rights team paint a picture of


widespread and systematic use of this excessive force and arbitrary


detention against protesters in Venezuela. There are patterns of


other human rights violations including violent house raids,


torture and ill-treatment of those detained in connection with the


protest. Katie Watson spoke to me earlier about the Sao Paulo


reaction. This bears out what has been heard.


The government has been very firm up until now saying that these protests


have been carried out by what they call terrorists and they have not


been backing down on that. But there is more and more criticism which --


heaped on the administration that they have used excessive force and


protesters have said that these confrontations have turned violent


because of the force from the security authorities and the police


on the ground in Venezuela. Remind us what the government in Venezuela


has been doing to crackdown on political opponents? Well, according


to this report, more than 5000 arbitrary detentions have taken


place. More than 1000 still detained. The government has been


very strong on trying to clamp down on what they call disruption and the


opposition say that they are getting their voices heard. They are on the


streets to protest against what they call the creeping dictatorship. That


the only place they can protest is on the streets because all the


democratic and political avenues are being closed off. So that is their


way to rally against the government and ask for change.


Time for sport. We have already heard about the virus. Let's hear


about what is happening what is -- about what is happening on the


track. That story that Dan was talking


about has moved on. Away from the track, the man who was challenging


for the 400 metres, Isaac Makwala, he missed the 200 metre heats 24


hours ago after being told he could not compete because of illness. He


attempted to enter the arena this evening only to be turned away by


security. The Chief Executive Officer of Botswana athletics has


told the BBC that no formal communication between IAAF and


Botswana athletes took place. He said he met Makwala earlier and he


was ready and willing to go. No medical test was done, he said and


he was sent back to the hotel when he tried to enter and he has to to


be quarantined for 48 hours. Then someone from the Botswana medical


team said that nobody was present from their team and the IAAF said


that that was eligible at the recorded and they send out an e-mail


to the Botswana athletics delegation. This ain't Makwala was


left by himself for half an hour. -- they say that Makwala was left. This


story is going to run further for the time being.


The 800 metres men's final is taking place. Amos is the favourite. It is


coming towards the end, I should be able to give you the result. Then


the 400 metres taking place, the final with the Olympic champion and


world record-holder taking in that. In a lot of drama they're taking


place with the athletics and quite a high profile football match.


The European super cup between Manchester United and Real Madrid.


They are into the final couple of minutes of stoppage time. Real


Madrid players and handed them a 2-0 lead. Romelu Lukaku took one back


for Manchester United. Currently this core is 2-1 with around two and


a half minutes in that match. -- currently the school.


The French athlete has won the 800 metres men's final. Nigel Amos, the


favourite at the start. That was in the last 15 or 20 seconds. We are


right up to date! We have a bit more sport to bring you. The women's


Rugby World Cup starts on Wednesday taking place in Dublin and Belfast


and holders England playing Spain in the opening game. Catherine Downes


is an island for us. England come into this World Cup as defending


champions and the world's number one test side. But according to these


squad, none of that matters now. Spain is their first match. It


should be a straightforward match, Spain not known as a 15 A-side


power, but good at Rugby sevens. That means that the England coach


has the luxury of leaving 392 caps on the bed, giving 12 debutants


their first taste of World Cup action. We have come here along with


11 other teams for the start of a brand-new competition. What has gone


before has gone before, the slate is wiped clean and everybody is


fighting for that trophy come the end of the condition. As for Wells,


their opening match is a real tough one against the four times world


champions the black firms. Their group will not get any easier


because they then take on -- the Black ferns. Then they take on


Canada. Hong Kong are taking their world debut. Ireland wrap things up


tomorrow evening taking on Australia. They will be full of


confidence after knocking out the Black Ferns at the last World


Championships, ending their long run. They will need some confidence.


They have a new captain leading Ireland on home soil. They kick off


at 7pm Irish time. Plenty of time for Dubliners to get out here and


cheer on their side. Stay with us on outside source. After the break, the


price of progress, can historic architecture in China be saved from


the march of money. Almost 40% of maternity wards in England closed


their doors to expectant mothers last year. That is the result of a


Freedom of information requests made by the Labour Party. There were more


than 380 separate occasions when units were closed, up from 2014. The


most common reasons were shortages of staff or beds. This report from


our health correspondent. Midwives provide specialist care


to some of the health service's most vulnerable patients,


but a shortage of staff, combined with a rising birth rate,


means some maternity Two years ago, Rachel Hall went


into labour, but her local unit was temporarily closed and she faced


a 30 mile road trip Fortunately, all was well in the end


and daughter Isabelle is thriving, but for Rachel the memories


are still vivid. When I was told that


the hospital was closed, I think I actually went


into shock to start off with because I just went really,


really quiet and then I just burst into tears and was, like,


uncontrollably crying because I just didn't know what was


going to happen. So it was quite scary not knowing


that my hospital wouldn't take me. This is one of the hospitals that


had to close the doors of its maternity unit at least


once during 2016. Now everyone agrees that at times


managers may have to do that if the safety of mothers and babies


is being compromised Births are extremely


difficult to plan for, but experts warn that if it happens


too frequently, well, that's The Royal College of Midwives


believes there's a shortfall of 3,500 expert maternity staff


and that's what's behind It's very rare for maternity units


to be closed and the fact that we've seen a 70% increase in how often


that's happening, I think should Peaks and troughs in the birth rate


always have an impact on maternity services and more midwives


are being trained. The Department of Health says


hospitals need to use temporary closures to manage those peaks


in admissions and it argues it's misleading to use these figures


to indicate a shortage of staff because of the difficulties around


planning for births. You are watching Outside Source. Our


lead story, President Trump says that if North Korea makes more


threats towards the United States, it will be met with fire, fury and


power the like of which the world has never seen. Votes are being


counted in Kenya's general election. People waited in long queues to vote


for local representatives, parliamentarians and the president.


It is that last about that international attention is really


focused on. We can bring you an update here. The Kenyan president


takes a lead in the early tallies. There are millions more votes to be


counted and some results may be disputed but that appears to be


where it is going. Let us remind you who we are talking about. This is


the incumbent president, LaRue Kenny at, who is standing again and he


will accept the will of the people. His opponent is his long-standing


opponent, Mr Odinga. There have been hitches but the vote has gone


smoothly in most places. International monitors are there,


including John Kerry, who said he including John Kerry, who said he


was glad to be there in a key election, he said there was a lot


riding on a free, fair and safe election. The BBC has a big team in


Kenya and here is one report. In the dockers before dawn, they


waited. Some camp is hoping to be first. -- in the darkness. They


turned up eager to vote. Here in Nairobi, Kenya and have been braving


the cold and the rain, waiting to exercise their right to vote. Once


the process is done, all eyes will be watching for the results. It is


the vote for the presidency which is attracting the most attention. The


incumbent president, Kenyatta, is hoping to retain power. But Mr


Odinga is hoping to replace him. The leader would need more than half the


votes to avoid a run-off. It will all be down to what the people


decide. It will be the fourth selection -- successful election and


I hope the Kenyan is given as a peaceful election. No matter who


wins. I want to exercise my democratic rights and secondly, I


want to vote for the right person to have the next government for the


development of our country. For my children's feature. I have been


voting since the first president of Kenya and I think now this is the


fourth president and I am here, whether it rained all shines. We are


very happy. The electoral authority has been under intense pressure to


deliver a transparent and fair election. The country's security


hinges on the success of this election and canyons hope there


faith in the system will be rewarded. -- Kenyan people.


This is the main place where the declaration will be made.


The adding of these votes is happening


automatically in the electronic system and everybody can see the


results as they trickle in across the country


through the Electoral Commission's website as well as


through the local media channels which have been updating people 24


The latest update is that at least one eighth of the votes,


presidential votes count, is already end.


By morning, we might have a clear indication how this vote is


Do you expect security to be very tight? That depends on how the


losers react and what they tell their supporters. Most of the


post-election violence we have seen in the past has happened as a result


of that reaction from the election losers. What is new about this


election is that we have so many contestants, more than 14,000


candidates vying for 1800 positions. That means a large number of them


are going to lose. So how they react is going to have an impact on the


mood in the country. Rex Cillessen is that the summit in


Manila. And he made a stop in Thailand to urge the kingdom the car


business ties with North Korea. This is an attempt to stall the region.


-- the country. He is only spending a few hours in


each country. There are important issues at stake here in Thailand. He


wants to see Thailand restored to its central role in Asean, and it is


in disagreement with China about how to deal with North Korea. The crisis


there has woken me US up as to how much diplomatic ground the US has


lost in this region. The US also wants to rebalance trade which is


heavily weighted in favour of Thai exports and it was to restore the


military partnership between these two countries. Having such a senior


official here after downgraded ties because of the military coup, it is


a big step. Let's take you to the Yunnan province in the south-western


China. It is famed for its unique architecture because it is cheaper


to destroy an old house than -- and build a new one, than to restore


architecture. Here, they have been very successful


with their dying business. They have been able to upgrade the family


home. Half of the house has been knocked down and the new wing is


very different. And while we have been on air, some


breaking news. If I say rhinestone Cowboy, you know who I'm talking


about. Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81. He was famous for the


song. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several


years and is finally says he has finally succumbed. There will be a


lot more to say about Glen Campbell on BBC News. Thank you for being


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