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Donald Trump has says statements on North Korea may not have been tough
enough. He says that the country should be very wary about doing
anything the United States. Maybe that statement was not tough enough.
We are backed by our military, backed by everybody.
There has been a drowning of migrants off the coast of Yemen and
many are full to be teenagers. One of Mexico's most famous
footballers denies connections with a Mexican cartel.
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There has been a second deliberate drowning of migrants off the coast
of Yemen. 19 people have died and more are missing. This is the second
incident in as many days. On Wednesday, 50 people died after
being pushed off a boat by smugglers fearing arrest. This information is
coming from the UN's migration agency and this was told us.
This is the same modus operandi. 150 people this time. They're worth your
people 22 or 23, who were the same age, same profile. But they were
trying to dropped in the sea close to the shore. It is may be linked to
the fact that maybe they have lost control at the borders and the
smugglers are panicking but the reaction was worse. Because instead
of preventing them entering they're basically continued their business
by killing people. We think the victims
were trying to get to Yemen - despite the ongoing conflict there,
it's still seen as a gateway And other migrant routes
remain just as active. It's from Cadiz, in Spain -
it shows a migrant boat arriving Holiday-makers in their swimsuits
are shocked, seeing the migrants running ashore and trying to evade
the authorities. Joining me is James Copnall,
World Service Africa editor. I asked him about the Yemen story,
why Yemen was attracting so many migrants.
I don't think it is Yemen, it is a way of getting to richer Gulf
countries. It is geography, it is across the water from Somalia and
closed Ethiopian. People have numerous routes to go to places
where they think they will get a better life. These people chose to
go the short sea trip, though quite a dangerous one, the Yemen with the
hope of going on other Gulf countries where could get a job and
live that better life. And the people traffickers, who are
basically dumping migrants into the sea, this could have been happening
and we haven't realised it? It's possible, but there is lots of
monitoring of that situation and the UN migration agency say that this
seems to be a new trend. What seems to be happening is that the
smugglers get near the coast, they see an authority figure, they think
there is a risk of being arrested, and they put people into the sea.
They also say that people seem to be beaten or held at gunpoint whereas
in other cases it has been less violent. It does seem to be
something of a new dimensional and obviously a worrying one for people
trying to make their way across that of water.
To Afghanistan where people were taken and 230 hostages released
after elders and provincial offices struck a deal with the militants who
had taken them. We have scenes of several hostages being reunited with
their families. They are returned to their village here. Many talked
about their nightmare experiences at the hands of the militants. Others
were angry at the government and security forces for failing to
protect them. The ones who were killed... The
religions have taken my son with them who was about to get married.
This is about incompetent officials not being able to provide security.
Afghanistan was the president has vowed revenge but left questions
unanswered about what this means for Afghanistan's wider fight against
insurgents. Unfortunately, we are hearing this from several parts of
Afghanistan. Several people have been killed intentionally although
the Taliban are denying it. The local people who spoke to the BBC
are saying that a number of civilians were killed, even children
and elderly. Tanya Barron contradicts that. It is important,
the fighting is going in an area which is considered a gateway to the
provincial capital of this province. -- Caliban contradicts that. It is
the first time they have gone into this area. The government has been
challenged how to retake the province. The people there are
saying it is a narrow area and will be challenging for the government to
take it back soon. If it is confirmed independently that the
Taliban and IS are cooperating, which in my view is impossible, it
would be a big blow for the government. And as far as civilians
are concerned, the people are giving horrific pictures from the area. If
it is independently confirmed, it would be a disastrous thing and it
will force the Afghan government to do more in the area though the
Afghan president has recently claimed that he will take revenge on
all the killings on the area. The Attorney General of Afghanistan said
that the crimes committed in the area while war crimes and those who
have done it could be brought to international court of justice.
A South African man kidnapped in Mali has his geeky about his
experiences. He was taken after beer restaurant in the budget with three
other tourists. One was killed after the attack, others have been freed.
This report from Milton and cosy. Free at last. Stephen McGowan told
reporters of the fact that the biggest blow with the death of his
mother who passed away while he was kept hostage. I am angry that I was
not released prior to this. I was aware that my mother was sick --
they were aware that my mother was sick. But I must let go of this. He
also said that he had converted to Islam of his own accord without his
captor is forcing him to. It a lot has changed since he was taken
hostage six years ago in Timbuktu. When I asked in what his reaction
was to find that Donald Trump is now the President of the United States,
this is what he said. Donald Trump... I know he is making... From
the major Eugene side, they say he is making enemies that they are
pleased because they say it is good for Islam because there will be more
mujahedin getting into war to fight America. That is their view. My
view, I'm just in the moment. McGowan has dual citizenship, here's
South African but also holds a British passport. But he made every
effort to downplay his UK connection because he did not want to attract
further hostility. It took a long time for the British state is to
fall away. My family were pushing for this and I was pushing for this
because it is dangerous to be British, I think. I think American,
French and British are the top forms. At one stage, he thought he
was going to be next when he witnessed a German hostage being
shot and killed with an AK-47 rifle just a few feet away from him. He
was taken hostage at gunpoint while on tour in Mali after finishing a
stint of work in London. McGowan, his father and the head of the
charity organisation which assisted them, could not admit or deny
whether a ransom was paid to Al-Qaeda for his release.
Stay with us. Still to come, when Mexico's most famous footballers
denies links with a drug cartel. A leading charity is warning that
the number of rough sleepers in England, Scotland and Wales is set
to soar. The charity, Crisis, is highlighting the problem of sofa
surfing web people bear down on other people's houses.
It's nice when you know you've got a sofa to go to.
That night you know you're going to be comfortable.
It might last today, it might last tomorrow,
but then that's it, I'm back out on the streets again.
He goes from one house to the next, sleeping on friends' couches to try
It gets to you a little bit because you've got your friendship
with your friends, you're happy they have looked after
you for a little bit, and then you know you've got to go.
Then again, you're sitting there thinking every day,
"Right, it's a struggle, what am I going to do
What have I got to get motivated for?
Today's report suggests more than 68,000 people
It's a hidden type of homelessness because it goes
Campaigners say it's on the rise and will get worse
For those sleeping rough, their patience is wearing thin.
That's why people drink a lot and are on drugs.
I don't blame them because they can't live.
It's not difficult to find people like this here in Leicester City
centre who say they have no choice but to sleep on the streets.
This man says he's been homeless for years, and he believes the main
drivers for homelessness are drugs and mental health problems.
He now helps those who have nowhere to go.
We have new things like legal highs now that are coming out.
People who are in chaos, got nowhere to turn,
will take these legal highs and it just makes homelessness a bit more
harder because it's hard to engage with these people.
The Government says it's investing more than ?500 million
It says new legislation that will be implemented next year will put
pressure on councils to do more to help rough sleepers.
I'm fed up of living like this, sick of it.
Most days I don't make enough for what I need
You're watching Outside Source,. Our lead story, Donald Trump has said
his previous statements on North Korea might not have been tough
enough. Meanwhile, North Korea is claiming it could be ready to fire
four ballistic missiles into the US territory of Guam in the next few
days. And other stories making the news. This is the Fukushima nuclear
power plant in Japan. An unexploded bomb has been found in the car park
there. This is the same plant that suffered a reaction -- reactor
meltdown. A popular Saudi singer has been arrested for damning. Dabbling
is a dance move which involves tugging your hair is the crook of
your arm because it is -- it is dad -- banned in Saudi Arabia because it
is thought to refer to marry one use. -- marry one -- drug use.
One of Mexico's most famous footballers has denied accusations
by the US Treasury Department that he's connected with
Rafa Marquez - who's played for the likes of Barcelona
and Monaco and captained his country in a record four World Cups -
has given a voluntary declaration to the Mexican Attorney General's
He has also said that he would cooperate with any investigation.
Today, I am the subject of an investigation by the Treasury
Department of the US for alleged facts relating to a criminal
organisation. I categorically deny any relation with those
organisations. I clarify that I have not and never participated in any of
those organisations. Let's get more on this story
and speak with Juan Pallier from BBC How big a star is he in his home
country? He is the most loved football in the country. It is
almost a religion. And it is quite successful as well. He won two
championships with Barcelona but he has been a key and influential
member of his national team and he was hoping to become next year, the
first one to captain a team at five World Cups. He may still achieve
this but right now his biggest challenge is off the pitch. What is
the US Treasury saying about how they believe he may have acted as a
front man? What is the allegation which he has denied? He is among a
list of 21 Mexicans sanctioned by the US Treasury for having allegedly
links with drug cartels here in the country. In the case of Rafah
Marquez, the authorities said he was using nine of his companies, like
his footballer Cammy Day, -- his football academy, this foundation,
to hold funds for an alleged drug trafficker. Someone who according to
the US has been working independently and for different drug
cartels for three decades in Mexico. The US said that this is the largest
action of this kind against a Mexican drug cartel network and in
total, 42 organisations in Mexico were sanctioned. We have only got a
minute left on the programme. But this must be stirring up a lot of
debate in Mexico? Of course, this has been a massive shock in a
country or to these drug related stories. But this is the first time
that such a high-profile personality is directly linked with a drug
cartel and many people are seeing this as just another dismal proof of
how deeply ingrained the Mexican cartels are in society and
therefore, how hard it is to tackle them. We do of course have time for
Outside Source sport. We will get you an update on the world athletics
Championships. The women's 400 metres hurdles has
just taken place. Cardle United States with the gold. The Olympic
champion also of the US took the silver. The Jamaican with the
bronze. The men's triple jump, interesting. Christian Taylor set
out to break the world record set by Britain's Jonathan Edwards. That did
not materialise but you took the gold. He fought back after losing
the lead. Clay finished with the silver that there was a big win.
Christian and a wristband saying that the record of 18.29 -- the
record of 18.29 remains. The men's 200 metres final, 200
metres final with icicle Kuala coming up. He is up up against wage
then the Kirk -- the defending champion. A Turkish athlete won his
semifinal. Mitchell Blake of Great Britain runs in lane one. It
promises to be a belter. Hopefully we can get the result in before the
end of the programme. Now, some good news. Taking a
vitamin supplement could cut the number of miscarriages and help
prevent birth defects. Those were the findings of a landmark study
from Australia. It has in the New England Journal of Medicine. A
deficiency in a key molecule prevents embryos and baby's organ is
developing in the womb and that could be solved by taking this
vitamin. We are talking about B three, a common dietary supplement
found in foods like... C of I can bring those foods up for you. Those
like peanuts, chicken and turkey. This has been hailed by Australia's
health minister as an historical medical breakthrough. Here is the
lead researcher on the study. We identified that a deficiency in a
molecule resulted in babies being born with birth defects and resulted
in multiple miscarriages. So this means that we have been able to show
in some experimental models that we can actually prevent those birth
defects and miscarriages with vitamin D3. This brings hope to many
people who undergo miscarriages and birth defects each year that
something as simple as a dietary supplement might be able to prevent
them from having to endure defects and miscarriages. The thing is, some
women may not be able to get the full complement of niacin from their
foods or even from Marty by the men's. So this research highlights
that there are women at risk of having low fight and levels and that
-- low vitamin levels and that predispose them to having babies
with birth defects. We need to identify those women and which women
who even though they have a healthy diet and maybe taking multivitamins,
which women have low levels of NAD and how much niacin we need to give
them to prevent the birth defects and the miscarriages. Several
leading supermarkets have moved salads and savages from the shelves
because they could contain Dutch eggs contaminated with a banned
insecticide. The British Food Standards Agency says that 7000 --
700,000 such eggs have been distributed over the UK, is
significant increase over the initial estimate of 21,000 eggs.
Danish authorities said that many eggs have been distributed around
Denmark. This Belgian farmer has had
to destroy not just his eggs The produce contaminated
with Fipranol, an insecticide which is banned for use
in the food chain. But that's where it has ended up
on a potentially massive scale. TRANSLATION: You cannot put your
eggs on the market for three months. And so I took the decision
to kill the animals The company which came to clean
and treat the red lice with a so-called organic product
really used Fipranol. We have all been
fooled by the seller. More than 100 farms are affected
in the Netherlands too, Millions of eggs have now been
pulled from supermarket The reason, Fipranol may be popular
for getting rid of fleas on pets Here in the UK, we produce our own
eggs but also import them. And some of the eggs from affected
farms have ended up here as well. We're not talking about fresh eggs
we buy off supermarket shelves. The affected eggs went
into processed foods like sandwich A few days ago the Food
Standards Agency said Sounds a lot but that is just .007%
of all the eggs we eat every year. There is no reason why people
should avoid eating eggs. Our assessment is it is very
unlikely it is a public health risk. People need to not have food
which contains a substance that Four supermarkets are
withdrawing a limited number Others will already
have been consumed. Yet another food scare,
highlighting just how complex supply chains can be and how easily
problems can spread. Just time to bring you this update.
Donald Trump says he is close to making a decision on the US military
effort in Afghanistan. Thanks for joining us on Outside Source.
Hello. The weekend is not looking too bad weather wise but then in the
next week, it stays on the unsettled side. Let's look at more detail.