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Earlier, North Korea said it would consider attacking the US territory

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of Guam. Kenya's Electoral Commission says its voting system is

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secure, that comes after the opposition candidate alleged it had

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been hacked. We will take you live to Nairobi. More trouble for Trump

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as reports surfaced that the house of the President's former campaign

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manager Paul Monfort was raided by the FBI two weeks ago. And if you

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want to get in touch, the hashtag BBC OS.

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Welcome to Outside Source. I want to show you an extraordinary statement

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from the head of the worlds most powerful military, General Jim

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Mathis has issued a statement from the Pentagon that this warning.

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Mathis said North Korea should seize any consideration of actions that

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would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.

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That follows sabre rattling reminders from the president

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himself, saying his first order as president was to renovate and

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modernise our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful

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than ever before. The tough rhetoric comes after this statement on North

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Korea's state television. With medium to long-range strategic

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ballistic Rossouw 's -- sick missiles, we have the ability to hit

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US air bases on Guam. That followed Donald Trump was burst of anger when

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he said any further missile launchers from North Korea would

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result in fire and fury like the world had never seen. All of this

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stemming from news reports that Pyongyang may now possess the beauty

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to shrink any clear what had if it's a missile. Let us bring up our map

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to show you the small island being threatened here, Guam. It is roughly

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three and a half thousand kilometres from North Korea and if we go in

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closer, you can see why it has been highlighted as a target by North

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Korea. A naval base and an Air Force Base where US strategic bombers are

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capped. It just so happens the US Secretary of State, the top

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diplomat, Rex Tillerson, has been visiting Guam today. This is what he

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said. What the President was doing is sending a strong message to North

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Korea in language Kim Jong-un would understand, because he is not seem

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to understand diplomatic language. Let's consider this a bit. We can

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pass to Jane O'Brien in Washington for us, Jane, you might have

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expected the Pentagon to try to row back a bit of the president has

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said. But no, quite the other way? I think it is all a matter of

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emphasis. I think there was a slight and nuanced change of language

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between what you heard the secretary of defence Jim Mathis say on the

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president, because the president was saying, warning North Korea about

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threats. Jim Mathis is warning North Korea of the consequence of its

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actions. It should stop actions which would lead to the destruction

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of its people and the collapse of the regime. Talking about losing a

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war that it initiates. I think there is a slight change of emphasis, but

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yes, still very much emphasising this strong language, this strong

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deterrent language that we heard from Donald Trump. Very different to

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the diplomacy from Rex Tillerson, who is talking about diplomacy as

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being the way forward. It is working, we are seeing pressure from

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China, and that the end goal for him is talks with Pyongyang. I have had

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quite a lot of talk about the danger of backing North Korea into a

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corner. I suppose the only way to avoid doing that is some sort of

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talks. That's right, and leaving North Korea a way out, which is

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something else that Rex Tillerson brought up. The issue is that North

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Korea does not seem to want to engage in any talks, it is rebuffing

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approaches from South Korea in the last week or so, and there seems to

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be very little incentive for aid to want to talk to the US, which it

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regards as an existential threat. There in lies the danger of the sort

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of rhetoric we are hearing from Donald Trump, because although his

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supporters say that it shows resolve and shrank, it could also be

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interpreted as preparing for a military attack. We simply do not

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know which way the regime is going to take it. Further complicated by

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the fact there are no diplomatic relations between Pyongyang and

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Washington. There are no embassies, so there is not that

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behind-the-scenes ambassador talk going on. It is all on open display,

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it is all coming from the horse's mouth, as it were. In this case from

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Donald Trump, apparently making spur of the moment comments on a very

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serious issue. This talk of possible pre-emptive military action, do we

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know how that is going down with the American public? I do think anyone

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thinks that military action is a good idea. Certainly the White House

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is talking about it very much as a matter of last resort. There has

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been some criticism of this, Donald Trump has been criticised by members

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of his own party today for ratcheting up the rhetoric. It is

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something that everybody would seek to avoid. According to Rex Tillerson

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again, the voice of moderation in all this, relatively speaking, he

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says he has seen nothing in the last 24 hours that would suggest any kind

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of imminent military action. Thanks very much. China has experienced two

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earthquakes in the last 24 hours. The two quakes struck places on

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opposite sides of the country. An all-out rescue and recovery effort

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is now underway. 6.6 magnitude tremor struck the remote area,

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injuring 32 people. Across the country, 19 people are confirmed to

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have been killed in an earthquake in Sichuan province. The full extent of

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the damage still is not known. The aftermath of Tuesday's earthquake

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still haunts rescue crews. More than 1000 after-shocks have been

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detected, some triggering landslides. A highway bound for a

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popular mountain tourist spot in this county was cut off, trapping

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more than 100 people. The road at self sustaining serious damage. The

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7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the county just after 9pm local time on

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Tuesday. Up to 45,000 people have been evacuated from the damaged

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areas. The government has called for an all-out rescue and recovery

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effort, but the Red Cross Society of China says it will still be some

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time before we know the extent of the damage and the number of

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casualties. 2000 kilometres away in the remote north-west, they are

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dealing with another serious earthquake. This one struck on

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Wednesday morning, further stretching the country's resources.

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Leaving hundreds more to spaced -- leaving hundreds more displaced. Six

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French soldiers have been injured, two seriously after a car was driven

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into them while they were on patrol in Paris. Counterterror police shot,

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wounded and arrested a man on a motorway north of the capital. Our

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correspondent Jonny Diamond reports from Paris.

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Paramedics swarm around injured soldiers.

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Just moments after a car ploughed into a military patrol.

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Six soldiers were injured, three seriously, after the car,

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waiting for the men, accelerated sharply and knocked them down.

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Residents looked on as the emergency services went to work.

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TRANSLATION: I heard a loud noise and I looked out my window,

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I saw the ambulance and the fire engine arriving and I didn't go out.

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It was a truly odious attack, said the neighbourhood mayor.

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To target soldiers who were here to protect the French people.

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After a morning of intense investigation, the operation

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This is a quiet suburb, some distance from the bright lights

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This morning's attack a reminder, if one were needed, that France

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TRANSLATION: It's a problem for us French people

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Even foreigners do not feel safe in France.

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It ended with a hail of gunfire, the suspect's car brought

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The country's long struggle with terror continues.

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Counting is still underway in the Kenyan election. The Electoral

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Commission 's website, let's have a look at that. It suggests the

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incumbent president is in the lead. It has him over 50, and there is his

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chief opponent. He has said the Electoral Commission 's IT system

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has been hacked to manipulate the election results. Here he is

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speaking a little earlier. TRANSLATION:

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It is a complete fraud. Boats that were not cast. The electoral fraud

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and publication of results is massive, and extensive. To the

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extent that as a result of the 47 counties were manipulated. This

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individual as part of the mystery. He said the hackers had used the

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identity of this man to get access to the system. This is a man who had

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been in charge of the electronic voting system until he was murdered

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last week. A couple of hours ago, Ken is Electoral Commission caused

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the nukes conference and here is what they said. -- Kenya is

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Electoral Commission called a news conference. Before, during, and

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after the voting. The RTS system is secure. A question about where it

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was and the reports I saw, the database we were using. So that you

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know, the IGS system is based on a database that is very different from

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the alleged database. Our team has refused the alleged logs and

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established that the claim has been made could not be substantiated from

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our end. It's also worth mentioning this tweet from the head of the

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African union observer mission, saying the judiciary as well

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prepared to deal with any electoral disputes that may arise. The high

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profile of this election internationally is in part due to

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the fear that the closeness of the vote could lead to violence, as

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happened ten years ago. So far the situation has remained relatively

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calm. We have seen some scenes like this, just to show you. From an

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opposition stronghold, you can see protesters lit fires, riot police

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were also deployed. In Nairobi, witnesses told the BBC One person

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was killed in a confrontation with police, but the government has

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denied this. The BBC has a huge team in Kenya covering all aspects of the

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election. Let's go to sue now, she is in the main counting centre in

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Nairobi. Some reports of violence? As you mentioned, summer riots

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reported in the Western town of casino that is the stronghold of the

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opposition leader. As soon as he made a statement alleging that the

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electoral systems had been hacked, people went into the streets. His

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supporters protested, and write police were sent in to deal with

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that situation. A similar scene in Nairobi. But right now it appears

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everything is calm, people have really been anxious. It is a

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weekday, and they would expect in Nairobi there is a lot of traffic on

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the roads, but today the city was deserted. Except for a few people,

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who went to open businesses in town. In Mombasa, people are really

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anxious and waiting for the final result. Waiting to see what happens

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afterwards. Worth reminding viewers outside Kenya this is a

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long-standing rivalry between these two men. That's right. The

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President's father was the founding president of Kenya, after

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independence. His vice president was Mr Odinga's father, but the two men

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fell out shortly after independence, and there has been this rivalry

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going on between the families for decades. Thank you very much for

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getting us up-to-date and they are from Nairobi. We will stay with that

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story as it continues to develop. Stay with us an Outside Source.

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Still to come... Just how long did the Netherlands know about a

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dangerous contamination of eggs? Belgium claims it may have been as

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long ago as last November. 18 people have been found guilty of the sexual

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exploitation of vulnerable young girls and women in Newcastle. Police

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had to pay a convicted child rapist ?10,000 for information. Earlier,

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Chief Constable Steve Ashwin for Northumbria Police spoke to the BBC

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and he was asked, was it necessary to pay for the information? Might

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the informant had persisted for free? What we find in policing,

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people give us permission for a range of motives. Some financial,

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sometimes quite often with organised criminals for example, it is about

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revenge. Upon a rival criminal. Some of them give us information for

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moral reasons. They find it appalling and distressing that they

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are part of all they know of a pattern of offending and they want

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to tell us about it for the right reasons. You would expect us to

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explore all those reasons with our information, I simply cannot tell

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you standing here now exactly whether that was increment. I would

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expect it to have been covered with that informant.

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You are watching Outside Source, live from the BBC newsroom. Our lead

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story: the US Defence Secretary Jim Agassiz told North Korea to avoid

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actions that could usher in the destruction of its people. The

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latest in a war of words between the US and North Korea. Let's look at

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some of the stories making news around the BBC's other services.

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Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government can suspend $1 billion to build a

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university to honour 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe.

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Construction would cost around 800 million, with a further 200 million

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put aside for endowments to fund research and innovation. The

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university will be built north of the capital Harare, and that is on

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BBC I freak. Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods has pleaded not

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guilty to driving under the influence. But has accepted a lesser

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charge of reckless driving. The 41-year-old was arrested in May on

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suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There

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were breathalyser found no trace of alcohol in his system. That story is

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on the BBC World Service. This story is one of the most read and viewed

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stories online, that is a humpback whale leaping out of the water off

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the coast of St John's Newfoundland in Canada. Three people in the vote

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were simply out fishing, thankfully one was armed with a camera.

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Millions of eggs have been taken from the shelves in Belgium, and

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there is a row about why. Belgium has accused the Netherlands of

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numbing about a potentially dangerous contamination since late

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last year. Let's look at this. Belgian officials had already

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admitted to knowing in June that Dutch eggs might contain a harmful

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insecticide. The information was not made public until a month later.

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That was widely criticised across Europe. Now, Belgian's agriculture

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Minister says that the Netherlands may have known about the problem as

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far back as last November. What is involved here? It is fibrin alba

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talking about, the contaminants that can harm the kidneys, thyroid

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glands. He is Adam Fleming in Brussels. Belgian MPs interrupted

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their summer holidays today so they could quiz the head of the Food

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Standards Agency and also the agriculture and public health

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minister here in Belgium. The Belgian government is fighting

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against this allegation that they knew for quite some time that there

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could be a problem with these contaminated eggs. But they failed

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to pass that information on to their European neighbours. They are

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fighting against the allegation by saying, Thailand, we actually asked

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to be Dutch authorities for information in June, which took them

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a whole month to provide. A Belgian minister also suggested the Dutch

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may have, where a potential problem as problem as early as November last

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year, much earlier than people thought. The priority here is still

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protecting public health, the health minister says there is very little

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risk to the public 's help, because you would have to consume vast

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quantities of these contaminated eggs to feel any ill effects.

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Nonetheless, a third of Dutch poultry farms are still closed as a

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precaution. Last week, the German government removed 3 million eggs

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from the shelves. It does seem that the real effects here will not be

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felt in people's health, but it will be felled to dramatically and

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economically. OS business now, and the top story is our escalating war

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of words between the US and North Korea. Let's see how the markets are

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reacting. Michelle is there for us. Any movement? We have seen the

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escalation of tension between US and North Korea actually has started to

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weigh on investors minds. Just looking at how the markets finished

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for the day, and the Dow is down about one, two tenths of a percent.

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The SNP lost one tenth of a percent, so not major downgrades, but you are

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starting to see a bit of nervousness. Investors are beginning

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to put a bit of money into gold, the Swiss franc, investments that often

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they think of as safe havens. It's worth pointing out that we are

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coming off the back of a period where we have seen Wall Street

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eating fish record highs, so that may explain some of the declines. --

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we have seen Wall Street eating fresh record highs. I have a

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question about Disney. It is massive and buying theme parks, blockbusters

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like frozen, Star Wars and the Marvel series but the entertainment

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giant is struggling to be profitable in the face of Lina competition, as

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we found out today. It is axing a deal with Netflix and apparently it

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will stream its own content. Tell us more. It has been an interesting

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couple of days hearing from media companies here in the US. Disney is

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the one that has drawn a lot of attention, because it is saying it

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is going to pull its offerings away from Netflix, when that contract

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ends. The will start its own streaming service is literally

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trying to give its offerings direct to consumers. People in industry

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have are looking at the profits of Netflix which continued to do better

:21:29.:21:34.

than many people expected, as a result of that, companies are trying

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to figure out how they should proceed. Here we have Disney, saying

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hang on, we have content we can offer directly to consumers. It

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comes at a time and some of their other businesses are not doing so

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well. ESPN was long a very successful portion of its business,

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a cable sports channel, he in the US. That has been a source of worry,

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it's as subscribers have been dropping in advertising dollars have

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been falling away. This may be an attempt by the company to pivot away

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from that. Towards revenue from streaming, on the other side we have

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heard from CBS earlier this week, they said they actually want to

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launch an online sports network. They still think there is room to

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grow in the franchise. We will have to wait and see how this all plays

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out, clearly a changing landscape as the networks try to figure out what

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to do and how to compete with the likes of Netflix. Quickly, what is

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the thinking about how this affects Netflix? It is now focusing on

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original content, with series like Schengen Things. It is making waves

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on its own ground. They saw this coming perhaps. The deals they were

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spending a lot of money trying to do licensing deals with various media

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companies for the content. Going forward, they still rely on buying

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up huge swathes of programming. Whether that will become more

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difficult for the company going forward, one has to watch this

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space. At the same time, you have other entrance into this field like

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Amazon prime, developing their own streaming service and developing

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their own content. For viewers, it is a great time to be watching

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television. For the companies, very competitive. Thanks very much. It is

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hard to believe exactly a decade ago, we were staring into a

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financial abyss. On the 9th of August 2007, Banks family had

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billions of dollars in toxic debt which could not be repaired and

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lending to businesses and consumers dried up. The financial crisis that

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followed is estimated to have cost the US economy alone a staggering

:23:44.:23:49.

$22 trillion. One man in the eye of that storm was young prodigy Shea,

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the boss of the European Central Bank. The idea that we could have

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total evaporation, total desperation of a normal money market on one of

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the two big money markets in the world was something which had not

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been experienced since World War II. We were amazed, we had only a short

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period of time, because if we had waited for one day, then we would

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have a full day without any money market functioning in euros in the

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morning, it was the only big-money market in the world. The New York

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market was not open yet, so we decided to be extremely bold, and to

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give all the liquidity which was asked by the banks, and they asked

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us 95 billion euros. Before we finish this edition, I want to bring

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you a story just coming into the newsroom, the United Nations

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migration agency says up to 50 migrants have been deliberately

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drowned by people smugglers off Yemen. Let's show you where we are

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talking about here. It is understood the migrants mainly from Somalia and

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Ethiopia had boarded a boat in the Horn of Africa, they were travelling

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up the hope of eventually reaching a a Gulf country. They we are hearing

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as they reached the migrant coast, they were forced into the sea. 29

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people were killed, around a hundred survived. 22 people are also

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missing. A spokesperson for the International organisation for

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migration said the smugglers deliberately pushed the migrants

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into the waters since they feared they would be arrested by the

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authorities once they reached the shore. The BBC will have more

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details as they come in. You can always tell us what you think about

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our stories, our developing stories, the hashtag is BBC OS. Of course we

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have a lot more in terms of analysis and correspondent commentary on the

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BBC website/ news. A lot more there on any of our running and running

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stories. Do is stay with us. Tropical storm Franklin continues to

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strengthen as he moves through the Bay of Campisi, we are taking a look

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