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The Category 5 storm has already passed across the Leeward Island
and the eye of the storm is now over Puerto Rico.
Myanmar's de facto leader - Aung San Suu Kyi -
has spoken for the first time about the mass exodus of Rohingya
Two former Brazilian presidents have been charged with forming a criminal
organisation to divert funds from the country's
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for diplomacy to resolve
tensions with North Korea - saying that sanctions and pressure
Every day Outside Source features BBC journalists working
Two former presidents in Brazil have been formally charged with forming
a criminal organisation that filtered hundreds of millions
of dollars in bribes from the state-owned oil firm
Brazil's top prosecutor said Luis Inacio Lula da Silva
and Dilma Rousseff along with fellow Workers Party members had committed
a series of crimes - the latest accusations in Brazil's
The ex-Presidents deny the accusations.
The charges against them point to almost half a billion dollars
in bribery from public bodies via the criminal front allegedly set
The lead prosecutor earlier this year told CBS
that the overall corruption scandal was "bigger than Watergate".
He said that so far more than "200 people had already been charged
with hundreds of crimes" and the total amount
of money paid in bribes, as far as they can tell so far,
Tell us what Dilma and Lula barbecue stuff, exactly. The former
presidents have been accused with racketeering, plotting to scheme
funds from Brazil's oil company and they have been accused along with
six other members, former ministers and senators from the Workers Party,
of committing a series of crimes using a number of public entities,
including Petrobras and some of Brazil's banks to actually sent
money for themselves and for the election campaigns of their own
candidates. The prosecutor has said that they have been committing
crimes from 2002 until 2016, which is the amount of time they served as
presidents of Brazil and they deserve -- denied the charges, they
say these charges are baseless and at the Attorney General has not
shown any proof of his alleged crimes. Former President Lula was
planning to run again next year. Will he still be able to? Lula faces
four other charges and he has been condemned by one judge in one of
them but he can still run for President because in Brazil a
politician has to be considered guilty by more than one judge which
means after going through a second level of the Appeals Court in order
to be forbidden to run and Lula has been campaigning, he has just
finished that were in the north-east and even prevented from running, he
said his presence will be felt in the election. He is very popular.
Thank you very much. Analysts studying satellite images
from North Korea's nuclear testing site have identified multiple
landslides resulting from last The tests were carried out
at the Punggye-ri test site in the north of the country,
with the underground blast causing But these images - published
by the respected 38 North website - show small landslides of the sides
of hills in the surrounding area. Tensions remain high as leaders
from the region met at an economic summit in the eastern Russian city
of Vladivostok. The positions of Russia and South
Korea are said to have moved closer after the Russian President that his
South Korean counterpart amid fears that North Korea is planning further
tests and possibly a long-range missile launch. Vladimir Putin made
his position very clear. TRANSLATION: Of course, during the
talks considerable attention was made to the affairs on the Korean
peninsula and we discussed the sharp aggravation of the situation,
starting because of the new nuclear test and we confirmed our position
that we do not recognise the nuclear status of North Korea. Pyongyang's
nuclear programme grossly violates the Security Council resolution, it
undermines the nonproliferation regime and poses a security threat
to north-east Asia. For more on this I spoke
with Olga Ivshina from BBC Russian. The negotiations were quite warm and
it was interesting South Korea suggested an oil embargo and after
the press conference, represented as a South Korea underlined that flood
Putin refused but then his spokesperson said that Russia is
supplying a tiny amount of North Korean oil and it makes no sense to
put in the embargo but Esther Putin insists that sanctions do not work
and it is counter-productive to corner North Korea and this echoes
his position on sanctions against Russia because he says that
sanctions generally do not work. Here they condemn nuclear tests made
by North Korea but they realise diplomacy is the only way out. How
concerned is Russia but these tests considering they share a border? The
border is relatively short, under 40 kilometres and all of that is pricey
or rivers by people living in the far east of Russia, where this
meeting took place, felt a tremor following recent tests in North
Korea so people are concerned and Russian officials had to issue
statements concerning Russian security, there are missile shield
is working and is no threat and no radiation was coming Russia.
Overall, Russia tries to use this as another diplomatic instrument, to
show it can be a broker in these negotiations and this is important
for Putin, he tries to show himself as a very influential player on the
international arena and he uses North Korea as another card in this
huge gamble to try to find his place and negotiate other issues,
including Syria and Ukraine. Through this crisis, very much in the
Russian mind is their relationship with the United States? Absolutely,
Mr Putin ties the North Korean question with other questions, they
underline that they are ready to put pressure on North Korea but in
exchange, South Korea and the United States must stop escalating the
military presence on the border and shop -- stop military exercises so
Putin tries to tie all of this together. Thank you.
Let's begin with tennis because the US Open is reaching
Tulsen Tollett is at the BBC Sport Centre.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were on court today
A win for each could mean they set up their first ever
They could and Rafa Nadal has cruised through, a straight sets
victory. Dropping just five games in 96 minutes on the Arthur Ashe
Stadium so he will be fresh for that semifinal. There was a chance
Federer could return to world number one if Rafa Nadal lost but the
Spaniard was ruthless, but high that everyone wants is still on the cards
but it could be a first ever meeting between Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer
at this particular Grand Slam, and considering they have been around
for such a long time that beggars belief. With the women we could have
an all-American semifinal? Yes. Looking all the way back 36 years
ago when the eventual champion, Tracy Austin, Martina Navratilova
and Barbara Potter made it through. Here we have Sloane Stephens and
Venus Williams. And the oldest ever semifinalist at 37, Coco Vandersay,
making it three in the semifinals, knocking out the world number one,
discover. Madison Keys also qualified. The world number 15 has
been struggling and this means with discover Loctite, Garbine Muguruza,
not died earlier, will become the women's world number one when the
rankings are released next week. Thank you very much.
Let's chat about the Boston Red Sox now -
They've been caught out using an Apple Watch to cheat.
In short, they were using the watch to alert the batter as to what kind
Let's speak to Gabe Lacques now, the baseball editor
Welcome. It is slightly more constipated than that. Explain what
happened. Just a little background, this has gone on from within a in
baseball through legal fashions and illegal. It is not against the rules
to steal signs and pass them to the batter, you just cannot use any
outside means to help your cause. And what the Red Sox were doing was
using camera angles available to them in the clubhouse, thanks to the
instant replay setup, and relaying the pitch selection to the trainer
in the dugout, equipped with the Apple Watch, he was getting messages
on his watch from the clubhouse telling him what pitch was coming at
Hebert Passat to another player in the dugout who would relay that to
be run on second base who then would relay that to the batter. It sounds
like a lot of activity for a couple of seconds between pitches but
clearly the Red Sox had this down to a pretty finely tuned craft. And the
header would have an idea of what pitch was coming, which typically
helps in their ability to head the ball. It sounds amazingly, located.
You would normally use a sign that your hand to alert what kind of
pitch was coming? Exactly. Usually the runner on second base or the
base coach might provide the information but typically you would
look in from second base and give a nod to the left for the fastball or
to the right for the curveball and that has generally been accepted
practice, if you're not savvy enough to protect your signs you deserve
what is coming to you. That was the conventional wisdom. But when you
bring in binoculars, telescopes or any number of things and nowadays it
is the Apple Watch, that is frowned upon and against the rules of Major
league baseball. What is likely to come out of this? Will they be
punished? What is the reaction? The expectation is probably a fine from
Major league baseball and the public reprimand. It is not an accident
this became public. They wanted the team is on alert that this is not
cool, you need to do this the tried and true way. Expect a fine and a
public reprimand and I do not think they will be punished at the draft
pick or docked any victories. That is a bridge too far. But expect a
public show of touching from Major league baseball and around of around
100,000 dollars. Thank you for your time. They should use of the
colourful language used by a Spanish Premier League President. Talking
about the record transfer of Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain to
Barcelona. His very strong view is the French club breached financial
fair play rows. This is he described it. We have caught them, peeing in
the swimming pool, Neymar peeing from the diving board, we cannot
accept this. That has provoked quite a strong reaction.
Stay with us on Outside Source - still to come.
Egypt's government denies allegations of abuse in a new report
Jennifer Lawrence was the highest paid actress in the world last year.
She's made her name and her fortune playing gritty roles
and her new part in the dark, psychological thriller "Mother"
Our Arts Editor, Will Gompertz, has been to meet the 27-year-old
Oscar winner ahead of the film's UK premiere.
Jennifer Lawrence is the eponymous mother,
house proud and devoted to her husband.
A much older literary man played by Javier Bardem.
Their domestic bliss turns into a living nightmare
in a metaphor-rich, effects-laden horror movie which the critics
are slamming and lauding in equal measure.
There will be no "meh" with anybody who sees the movie.
It's not enjoyable while you are watching it.
If I was writing a review while I was watching it,
I would be like, "Agh - don't go!"
If you sit with it a little bit and give yourself 30-45
minutes when you get home, sit with it, then you realise
He's a stranger, we're just gone to let him sleep in our house?
What's great about it is everyone will walk away with something that
For me, it was what would happen if we treated our planet
Pulling out of the Paris climate deal was not a good step.
What about gender in Hollywood, something
Do you think it's still deeply unfair, the game
I think there's still a lot of unfairness.
The gap is very slowly closing, but there is still work to be done.
Did you make sure, for instance, that you got paid the same amount,
or even more than Javier Bardem on this movie?
I didn't, I didn't look at what Javier was getting.
I just knew what I deserved and I fought for that.
And if you found out he was being paid more?
This is Outside Source live from the BBC Newsroom.
The Category 5 storm is currently over Puerto Rico and heading
The Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has given a "green light"
to security forces to routinely torture political detainees -
that's according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.
Grim details in the report came from interviews
Human Rights Watch said it amounted to "an assembly line of abuse aimed
at preparing fabricated cases against suspected dissidents".
Many details are too graphic for us to share but among torture methods
were "stress positions to inflict severe pain, rape, electrocution,
The government has denied the allegations.
For more on this I've been speaking to our Middle East
It is shocking, not surprising that for decades this abuse has been
going on in Egypt, one of the main motivations of the 20 11th uprising.
Hosni Mubarak try to end this culture of abuse so the dispiriting
thing for Egyptians involved in the protests and we felt emboldened and
perhaps felt that fear of torture was not going to keep them indoors,
they went on the streets but under the President it has returned. He
has an emergency law in place after a range of terror attacks, very
similar to the case under President Mubarak. There was a law that allows
this time of abuse to go on. And the public, who tired of the huge unrest
following 2011, having made a big fuss about this but the people who
have suffered by the dissidents and members of the Muslim Brotherhood,
journalists, other members of the opposition. This testimony came from
20 former detainees and the Egyptian government has basically said this
is not true. The Egyptian government, in the Constitution
there are rules about torture and it is outlawed but in the past, when
the President was questioned about this he said torture does not take
place in prison but that is a get out, be tortured documented is in
police stations and in buildings of the security services. You are
talking about somebody being picked up outside their house at dawn or
were they work and this process of trying to elicit confessions starts
and it is very organised. It has been in place for years and years in
Egypt, it has not changed, even the style of torture has not changed.
There is one particularly high-profile case of an Italian PhD
student who was found dead in 2013? Yes, but that did was shine the
international Spotlight on this abuse but there has been nobody
brought to justice over that, another sign of the impunity but
Egyptians live with. These people who were interviewed by human rights
Watch, all of them said that after the process was over, they did not
pursue it because they felt there was no point. This is a government
with international support. Yes, just like with President Mubarak and
many of the strong men in the Arab world because they kept a lid on
what the international community believed was likely a worse
situation. With the all the unrest in Egypt, there is a feeling that
President Sisi has restored only surfaced a kind of stability so
people keep quiet about it and other countries keep quiet. And we in
Britain and other countries supply a great deal of funding to the
military in Egypt and don't ask the questions that maybe need to be
asked. Sebastian Usher. The complex fighting
in Afghanistan has a new front in the northern regions -
the Islamic State group IS, the Taliban and government
forces are battling And the violence is taking its toll
on thousands of civilians. BBC Uzbek's Firuz Rahimi has gained
access to the remote district These are rare pictures from one
of the most dangerous The government and the Taliban
have been fighting each But now militants from so-called
Islamic State have entered the fray. In recent months they have captured
large parts of Darzab district. Thousands of people have been
displaced by the fighting. It is too risky to go
to the front line, and this This place just outside the town
is home to nearly 90% of people who have fled Darzab
and left everything behind. One room can shelter
two to three families. Humaria and her sister-in-law
are among them. Her husband was one
of the local leaders fighting TRANSLATION: My husband
was ambushed by IS. They poured petrol over his body
and set him on fire. TRANSLATION: When IS came
to our house, they set it on fire. We ran away with our children
until we arrived to a place And adding to the volatile mix
here are powerful local warlords Shir Mohammed's militia are fighting
both the Taliban and IS. He lost a hand in the fighting
and almost lost his life. TRANSLATION: In just three months
we lost more than 60 Our commanders asked for help
from the government. We asked them to send helicopters
to evacuate our injured people. Most officials have fled Darzab,
including the governor. TRANSLATION: There is no functional
government in Darzab. The only safe access
to the district now is by air. ISIS and Taliban have checkpoints
in about 50 different locations. The road leading to Darzab used
to be packed with cars taking Now IS and the Taliban control key
parts, and no one travels The grim reality of Darzab
extends beyond its borders. If IS militants seize
all of the district, they will also control access
to three key northern provinces, and more people could pay the price
of this increasingly complex war. We started with Hurricane Irma,
battering the Caribbean, a Category 5 storm and one of his strongest in
the Atlantic. An update on one following close behind. An update
from the National Hurricane Centre saying that another tropical storm,
Jose, is also heading for the Caribbean. Harvey, Burma and now
Jose. We will keep you posted. Keep watching Outside Source.
Sometimes on weather there are moments to take your breath away,
they came a plenty with Hurricane Harvey in Texas and again with
Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. This is breathtaking. This is