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Hello, I'm Philippa Thomas, this is Outside Source.


Our top story comes yet again from Washington.


Donald Trump has said that statements on North Korea perhaps


haven't been tough enough - and that the country should be very,


very nervous if it does anything to the United States.


We are back to 100% by our military, we are backed by everybody.


This is the North Korean state broadcaster explaining in detail how


the country proposes to launch missiles near the US


territory of Guam - in a matter of days.


Whether or not that's actually possible -


North Korea certainly has the world's attention -


we'll bring you reaction from Guam, South Korea, and the United States.


We'll be live in Havana, where our correspondent will explain


a mysterious 'incident' that's resulted in two Cuban diplomats


Still no official result from the Kenyan election.


The opposition says the results of the presidential


poll have been rigged - but international observers say


And to get in touch - the hashtag is BBC OS.


Let's begin with the intensifying war of words between


In the last few minutes Donald Trump has spoken again about the issue.


Let us show you our update. Saying North Korea should be very, very


nervous about doing anything to the United States. He also said we will


always consider negotiations. He gave a news conference. But let's


hear what he has to say. It's the first time they heard


it like they heard it. Frankly the people who


are questioning that They have been doing this to our


country for many years and it's about time somebody stuck up


for the people of this country If anything, maybe that statement


was not tough enough. We are backed 100% by our


military, by everybody. I have noticed many senators


and others today came out very much If anything, that statement may


not be tough enough. What could be tougher than fire and


fury? Is one of the options being


considered a preventive strike? I'm not like the other


administration, "we are going I can tell you what they have been


doing and what they have been We always consider


negotiation, but we have been Look at Clinton, he was


weak and ineffective. He did not even want


to talk about it. All this comes after Pyongyang


announced it had a plan to fire as many as four missiles


towards the US territory. It happened on the


country's state media. TRANSLATION: The Hwasong-12


rocket will be launched and will cross the sky above Japan,


flying 3356 kilometres for 1065 seconds before hitting


the waters 30 to 40 North Korea says the plan has been


sent to leader Kim Jong Un for approval and could be


finalised within days. To remind you, the island of Guam


sits in the Pacific Ocean, roughly three and a half


thousand kilometres away from the Korean Peninsula and it's


being singled out as a potential target for Pyongyang because it's


home to both a US navy The BBC's Rupert Wingfield


Hayes is in Guam. He's been gauging


reaction among locals. This behind me is the gate to


Andersen Air Force Base here in Guam. This is a place that North


Korea really does not like. Anderson is home to a fleet of B-1s, those


big swing wing bombers. Every time North Korea does something the US


president does not lie, he sends some of his B-1s from here to fly


out to the Korean peninsula and along the Dominika rises on. He is


really saying to the North Korean regime, if you do not do what the


American want, ie give up your nuclear weapons programme, then this


is what you will get. And this is where will come from. If North


Korea's aim is to scare people, well, have a look. It does not seem


to be working. Suddenly people are not fleeing the beaches for the


airport. Most people here, locals and tourists, think this is more of


North Korea's normal bluster. But the threat against Guam is very


specific. That has a few people worried, that may just maybe, Kim


Jong-un is planning some sort of action to fire one or more missiles


over Japan in this direction. Not to strike one, but you hit close by. If


you did do that, it is possible the mood here would change.


So the feeling among many in Guam is that this is all just rhetoric.


What about the country that's most worried about being


Today South Korea has responded to the latest aggressive rhetoric.


TRANSLATION: Weird knowledge the security situation on the Korean


peninsula is getting more serious duty North Korea's continued


provocation or threats. The National Security Council committee strongly


urges North Korea to stop all actions that could further escalate


tensions on the peninsula. Well we brought you those


new lines on Donald Trump Let's go back to Washington.


Anthony, what did you make of what John said? Write off the bat he


leaned into his earlier comments. -- what did you make of what Trump


said? Saying maybe he did not go far enough, when pressed by reporters


saying you will see, that line was interesting. He did leave the door


open to negotiation, he said he would consider it. But you notice he


pointed out that all his predecessors had been talk talk, and


he was going to do something about it. I think the most interesting


part of this came towards the end, when he talked about China. China is


pivotal in the negotiations. China has a lot of influence over North


Korea, and Donald Trump said China needs to do more. He thinks they


will do more, and he went on to say that he does have issues with


Chinese US trade with China, but perhaps he would not be as concerned


about the trade issue if China did something with North Korea. In


effect, it seemed like he was attempting to link US economic


relations with China with China's cooperation in addressing North


Korea. That was something we have not hold a whole lot of before and I


thought it was an interesting point. That is interesting. It has been a


bit of a seesaw in Donald Trump's view of China and the Chinese


president, from my great pal in Florida to warnings issued over


twitter. Exactly, even going back to the campaign, China was a regular


target of Donald Trump's fire as he campaigned for the Republican


nomination, then for president. Criticising their trade policy and


as you mentioned, he had a meeting down in Florida. That meeting, they


seemed to be pretty positive, as though Chinese relations were going


to be a little better than we thought under the Trump


administration. Followed that up with a few more swipes at China,


then he managed to get Chinese government on board with these new


economic sanctions that the UN and Security Council imposed. I think


Donald Trump recognises that China is the linchpin to this issue. He is


trying his own unique brand of negotiations, been tough at times,


then being conciliatory, to try to coax China into further action. I


guess we will see if this type of strategy, not something we have seen


from past presidents, if it works. Good to talk to you as always.


The National Crime Agency says modern slavery and people


trafficking in the UK is a far larger problem than


More than 300 police operations are currently targeting


Aurel is one of the victims who has dared to speak out.


It's just horrible, I tell you, it's just horrible.


Even now, I just feel like my heart is start beating a little bit.


Men women and children are all victims, but they are struggling to


fight back as new leads the merge all the time from the criminal


underworld. People as young as 13 and 14 being sexually exploited and


falls to engage in prostitution, that should worry us all. This is a


growing problem for which we think there is a shared responsibility


across society in the UK. Passports are taken, they are forced to work


against their will, they are held in squalid conditions. The traffic


controls their finances, their movement. Only I spoke to prominent


human rights lawyer cherie Blair. She has long campaigned on this


issue and her law firm advises people on how to comply with the


most recent legislation, the modern slavery act of 2015. It is


surprising, where these people can turn up. It could be the people who


are picking strawberries in the fields if you are in a rural area,


it could be the girl who is doing your nails in the male barber does


not speak very good English and seems very shy and frightened to


speak. It could be the guy washing your car in these hand car wash


places. Of course, the sex industry is an industry where there are very


many such people. But it is not just people you might


encounter in the streets, it is is about the goods we may buy or where


they may have come from. It might seem strange to some of our viewers


were talking about the UK, a developed country, sees itself as


progressive, get this problem is still pretty pervasive it seems. As


long as there is one person in slavery, that is a problem. The


statistics say the many estimate about 13,000 people in slavery here


in the UK. Of course, today the MCA have said the problem was much


bigger than they first feared. The National crime agency. Yes, it's


been very interesting, in 2015 we passed the modern slavery act. In


that year, the number of prosecutions for slavery related


offences was 12. The following year, it had gone up 51 prosecutions,


making 63 in all. This year, we have had this report saying police


actively looking into 300 cases. You satisfied there are the tools to


prosecute and bring to justice? That there are the tools to prosecute,


definitely. We do not have an array of offences and we have seen people


in the UK be prosecuted, one of the first prosecutions was a couple from


Nigeria who had brought with them a domestic servant. And essentially


treated her badly, beat her, did not let her go out, worked out all the


hours of the day. They were prosecuted successfully for offences


against... Of slavery. We do have the legal tools. Whether we have the


resources and the knowledge to actually identify people who are


living in slavery is another question. That is I think what the


report today was highlighting, that it is a bigger problem than the


police imagined. They are going to need to devote more resources to it.


You talk about specialist resources then, because by definition, these


are people who often do not speak English, they are in the shadows. It


is hard to get to them, to find them in the first place. Very much so. In


today's interconnected world though, it's hard to keep something


completely isolated. It is about knowing the science, looking for the


signs, neighbours seeing strange activities in the street. Customers


going to the nail bar, noticing that maybe the girls are very subdued, if


they cannot speak English very well, seem to be lost in our country.


Maybe asking a bit more about where these people come from, and where do


they go home to tonight? Cherie Blair, are you saying to your fellow


Britons, don't be too complacent about the situation in which other


people find themselves? They are working -- their working


environment. They could be witnessing modern day


slavery. Absolutely. There is no room for complacency. Sometimes as


Brits we don't like to be too nosy and pry into other peoples business,


but in this case, I think we are lazy enough. The human rights lawyer


cherie Blair. -- in this case, I think we are not nosy enough.


Next - this may sound like a film script but it's a real


Washington has expelled two Cuban diplomats after US embassy


staff in Havana suffered mysterious physical symptoms.


Some reports are suggesting that this refers to hearing loss -


which could, possibly, be related to the use


But it's all very unclear - as you'll see from this clip from


We take this very seriously. This incident. That is what we are


calling in. We do not know exactly what... Since 2016, you don't know


what this incident is? What this requires is providing medical


examinations to these people. Initially, when they started


reporting what I will just call symptoms, it took time to figure out


what it was. This is still ongoing. Let's go to Will Grant,


who is in Havana for us. Here is his take. It sounds like a


plot twist straight from the pages of the Finance Cold War spy novels,


rather than relations between the US and Cuba in 2017. But this latest


episode does appear to show that ties have taken a turn for the


strange. Let's go over what we know. The State Department expelled to


Cuban diplomats, they are not persona non grata but they were


asked to leave Washington after a series of unexplained incidents led


to deafness in a number of staff of the US embassy here in her van. It


is believed that deafness, that temporary perhaps severe loss of


hearing in those members of staff came about because sonic devices


were placed either inside or around their homes. It is not yet clear,


and the State Department are not commenting on how those devices came


to be in place. You put them now, who they are blaming for it, all


they are saying at this stage is that a number of their staff


received treatment and we know have left the island. It is a unique


twist in this most convoluted of relationships. And one that does


nothing to help ties under President Trump, ties that one just a few


months ago, warmer than ever. Now beginning to fray.


Stay with us on Outside Source - after the break...


First Disney, now Facebook wants to woo online viewers.


Norfolk police have appealed for people to come forward in regards to


the death of Peter Wright, who died walking his dog in Norfolk on


Saturday. A white male of slim build and pale skin with grey or white


hair which is balding on top. It is believed he was wearing heavy rimmed


glasses and light-coloured trousers. He was seen in the street changing


into a white T-shirt. Secondly, a white male with a tanned complexion,


aged 25 to 30 years of age. Between 5'9" tall and 5'11" tall, thirdly a


white male aged 30 to 50 years of age, of medium build and wearing


dark coloured clothing. He was seen walking without a dog in the


northern area of the heath. This is Outside Source live


from the BBC newsroom. Donald Trump has said statements


on North Korea might not have Meanwhile, North Korea is claiming


it could be ready to fire four missiles near the US territory


of Guam in a matter of days. Back to Kenya - where election


ballots are still being counted- and the main opposition candidate


is claiming he has won the presidential election -


despite the preliminary official Here is he is - Raila Odinga -


and he wants to be declared the winner of Tuesday's presidential


poll. Here's the spokesman


for his opposition coalition. We have now received further


information from confidential sources. The results contained in


the database, the data which confirms the results of the


presidential election. Shows that the two leading candidates obtained


the following votes. Raila Odinga, 8 million and 41,000, 760. Uhuru


Kenyatta, 7,000,750 5400 and 28 votes.


Election commission officials are standing by their system,


and the electronic results revealed so far have put this man -


the current President Uhuru Kenyatta- ahead with a clear lead.


What's more international observers- who are in the country


for the election- say the polls were conducted in a transparent


Here's one of them - former US Secretary


We are concluding that the ie see, the election commission has put in


place a process that can provide for the guarantee of the integrity of


the selection. If you follow the rules, and they are doing now, you


can get an accounting for each and every polling station, and for an


accurate count as to who won and lost. We believe this system can be


accountable. It is accountable, so far. If every step is followed, if


somebody monkeyed with it, one will be able to tell. Trust in the


process going forward. That is the key.


Let's talk to our correspondent in Nairobi. You have spoken to the head


of the Electoral Commission. I spoke to him a short while ago and asked


him about this allegation. And the demands by the opposition coalition


that he declares Raila Odinga the president of Kenya. He said that


they are an independent body and it is only the Electoral Commission


that is mandated by law to make that declaration. They are going to pace


their decision on the results they have collected from polling stations


across the country. The process of getting the result is underway, they


are validating the results. He also addressed issues of hacking,


allegations of hacking into the results transmission system. He says


that system is very crucial and has not been hacked into, there have


been no attempts to hack into it. But there were attempts into other


servers that are not related to the transmission system. He says they


believe the results, the results that have been streaming in, are


credible and once they are done with the validation process, only then


will he declared a result. We can see behind you that there are pieces


of paper being passed around, I presume votes being counted a


validated. Could be a few days yet? It seems we are drawing closer to


that announcement. We have had the vast majority of papers, the forms,


coming in from polling stations. They are now here, awaiting the


final batch. Tomorrow morning, once they have those and have them


validated, they can make that announcement. It is possible


tomorrow or maybe shortly afterwards. Thanks very much for


bringing us up to date from Nairobi. Time now for Outside Source business


and we have seen a flurry of activity in streaming this week.


Yesterday we told you about Disney's plans to entertain its customers


direct, now Facebook has confirmed it is to offer dedicated video, so


completing a course against YouTube and the television networks. I think


we can now go to New York and get more from Michelle. Tell us more


about these plans. Hide. We knew Facebook already had been dabbling


in the world of video, there is for example Facebook life, where users


can broadcast live. The BBC often those broadcasts live on Facebook.


What we are seeing is Mark Milligan bourguignon said on the path that


mobile is very important to the company now going forward, saying


video is going to be crucial to the company. -- what we are seeing is


Mark Zucker Burke. This is the result. There's a new tab on the


Facebook page will you see something called watch. Under that you can


watch original programming. In some cases, Facebook has paid for that


programming. In other cases, the idea is much like YouTube which is


offered by alphabet, the parent company of Google, people can upload


their own videos. In future they will be able to get money from it in


sharing of ad revenue that Facebook generates. The question for many


people is how interesting is this programme going to be? Are we


talking about must watch TV on a Friday night? Perhaps not. Certainly


there is a market there to be developed, we have seen that with


YouTube. The question is how big it will ultimately be for the company.


Mark Zuckerberg always wants to change the experience, doesn't it,


Michelle. An edible be a lot about social viewing, getting together in


groups online. That idea of watching TV together? For every programming,


every programme that is on them, the idea is that there is also attached


to it a page where people can comment, interact, so you are right.


That very idea behind Facebook, the social aspect is crucial. They want


people to talk around the programme, whether it is live while they are


watching it or afterwards. The other interesting thing is there is also


an aspect that shows what your friends are watching, so in case


maybe your friends have things in common, you might see what they are


seeing. There is that opportunity to comment there as well. It is


definitely meant to not necessarily emulates traditional TV viewing


habits, but the question is how much money is there to be made in this


question we have seen YouTube stars come out, is it enough to sustain


people are mad? That is a question. That is the bit people are not


entirely sure about. -- is it enough to sustain people? Thank you very


much. You can always tell us what you think on BBC OS or tweet me


about any of our stories, there is another edition coming right up, so


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