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The United States and North Korea are urged to show restraint,

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as tension increases around the threat to hit a US airbase

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The Trump administration has defended its strong

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It says the President had to use language

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They will be met with fire and fury the likes of

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US Secretary of State has now arrived in Guam.

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We'll have the latest from Washington and Seoul.

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Six French soldiers have been hurt after a car drove

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The local mayor said it was a deliberate act.

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Athletics' governing body defends its decision to stop

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a medal favourite competing at the World Championships

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The runner tells us he's heartbroken.

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If this thing had been for Mo Farah like now, I do not think the British

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people would allow it. They know that Mo Farah could get a medal with

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them. Or anyone, even Usain Bolt. It's exactly ten years since

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the start of the biggest financial We ask whether lessons

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have been learnt. Sky is struggling to cope with an

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influx of tourists. And coming up in the

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sport on BBC News. At the World Athletics championships

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Mo Farah goes for gold - he starts his campaign for the 5,000

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metres later tonight. Good afternoon and welcome

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to the BBC News at One. The United States and North Korea

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are being urged to show restraint, after a growing war of words

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between the two nations. Last night President Trump said

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threats from Pyongyang would be met with fire,

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fury and power. The communist state says it's

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considering a missile strike The US Secretary of State Rex

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Tillerson has just arrived on the island.

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Guam is a small island in the Pacific Ocean where US

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We'll have the latest from Korea in a moment,

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but first this report on the increasing tension

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US military exercises on Guam. This was earlier in the summer. With

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several thousand American troops based here and US bombers, North

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Korea has chosen to pinpoint this tiny American island as a potential

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target. North Korean state TV said its armed forces are considering

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hitting Guam and the American airbase there with medium to long

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range ballistic missiles. It came after an uptake in rhetoric from

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President Trump last night. It will be met with fire, fury and frankly

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power, the likes of which this world has never seen before. Thank you.

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North Korea threatens... Few US presidents have fused cells in

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showing Jerry language against another nation. It echoes President

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Truman's warning to Japan when he announced an atomic bomb had fallen

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on Hiroshima during World War II. If they do not accept our terms they

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may expect rain from the air and the like of which has never been seen on

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this earth. But the US Secretary of State, who has just arrived in Guam,

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said the President's language was deliberately tough. He is sending a

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strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Yong Moon will

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understand because he does not seem to understand diplomatic language.

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The president wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime that the US

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has an unquestionable ability to defend itself and its allies and it

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is important that he delivers that message before any escalation on

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their part. Guam sits right out in the Pacific ocean. It is closer to

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Asia and both South and North Korea and it is to the US mainland. On TV

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in Guam the threat is portrayed as real, but the people there are calm.

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I am not nervous, I am confident in our military capability. The first

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thing that comes to mind immediately is my family, to come up with a plan

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if anything happens. The stakes do not come higher than nuclear war.

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Even now after North Korea's nuclear missiles test, few see that as a

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risk, but the cost of potential warfare for the Korean peninsula and

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Well, the bellicose language between the US and North Korea has

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The Chinese government has urged both sides to avoid

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Our correspondent Yogita Limaye reports from the South

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This is what North Korea's threatening to attack.

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The island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean that's home

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In its latest message Pyongyang says it's a response to drills conducted

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by US nuclear bombers stationed in Guam.

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For the people in South Korea, a country that has perhaps the most

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to lose if a war breaks out, threats from its neighbour

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Yet the latest war of words between Pyongyang and Washington

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TRANSLATION: If Kim Jong-un miscalculates and fires first,

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we will be the ones to face destruction.

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TRANSLATION: It's scary, I wonder why Kim Jong-un

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I hope everyone lives in peace, but North Korea consistently does

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This country has been preparing for the worst.

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About 60 kilometres from Seoul is the Osan airbase where American

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and South Korean troops work jointly on a defence programme.

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It's just one of many such military stations in the country.

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But while it's been ramping up its defence capabilities,

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South Korea knows that this can't be its only approach

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and so it has been trying the diplomatic route as well.

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Last month President Moon Jae-in proposed military

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And on Wednesday, South Korea once again spoke of mending ties.

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TRANSLATION: These comments by North Korea do not help the relationship

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between South and North Korea. We will continue to seek peace in the

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Korean peninsula and reconciliation between the two countries.

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There has been no response to Seoul's offer from

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And no indication that these missile tests will stop any time soon.

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In a moment, we'll get the latest from Yogita Limaye

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But first, to Washington and our correspondent Jane O'Brien.

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We hear that the US Secretary of State has recently landed in Guam.

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What more are we going to be hearing from him there, possibly from the

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president as well? The most important thing is the clarification

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of what he made of what the president said, this fire and fury

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that he was threatening North Korea with, saying this was simply a way

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of talking directly to the North Koreans in words they would

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understand. But more importantly, he clearly does not think that

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diplomacy has been exhausted. In fact, he said it is working,

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witnessed by the sanctions imposed unanimously with China at the UN at

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the weekend. The object of those is to bring North Korea to talks. He

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also said he does not think the situation has changed significantly

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over the last 48 hours because it has been pretty much of a given that

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North Korea has got nuclear capability. What has rattled

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Washington more is the speed at which they have been able to develop

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weapons that at some point may be capable of striking mainland US.

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Yogita Limaye is in the South Korean capital Seoul.

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We have had strong language like this in the past, how serious is it

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this time? This aggression from North Korea is not unexpected. In

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the month of August, the US and the South Koreans conducted joint

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military exercises and analysts say we hear this sharp rhetoric from

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Pyongyang every year. That this year you have a US president who is also

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talking in fierce language and all of that put together has heightened

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tensions beyond what we have seen in recent years. In South Korea they

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have been nervous about this war of words going on between the US and

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North Korea, so when the South Korean president spoke to Donald

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Trump for almost an hour over the phone two days ago, while he did

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back the US sanctions, whilst he talked about strengthening defence

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capabilities of the US and the US troops here, along with the South

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Koreans, what he also said is he believes the diplomatic route is the

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only way out and what he hopes is all of this puts pressure on North

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Korea to come to the negotiating table. Thank you.

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Six French soldiers have been hurt after a car drove

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into them near their barracks in a suburb of Paris.

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Police say they are still looking for the driver and the car.

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The incident happened in Levallois-Perret,

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The local mayor says he has no doubt it was a deliberate act.

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The immediate aftermath of the attack.

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The emergency services at the scene helping the injured.

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All of them soldiers, targeted as they left their barracks.

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The incident happened just after eight o'clock

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this morning in a suburb in the north-west of Paris.

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It is believed the car was parked in an alley nearby.

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It then accelerated towards a group of six soldiers as

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they walked out of their barracks in Levallois-Perret.

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One local resident said they see soldiers around all the time.

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She told reporters it was a popular area

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for families but luckily none of them were around this morning.

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There's now an increased security presence in the area.

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The major concern is finding the vehicle and

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its driver which sped off after hitting a group of soldiers.

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TRANSLATION: This attack proves that the terror threat

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is still present which requires more and more vigilance and this

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counterterrorism operation which is essential.

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The soldiers were part of the heightened the counterterrorism

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The soldiers were part of the heightened counterterrorism

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operation following the high number of attacks in France in

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In 2015 militants targeted offices of the satirical magazine

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Later that year 130 were killed in the attacks on Paris

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And on Bastille Day, in July last year,

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a truck was driven through the crowd on the Nice promenade.

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There have also been other lower-level incidents.

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Today's event, yet another attack on those trying to protect France.

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The local mayor has described it as incomprehensible and odious.

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The governing body for international athletics has defended its decision

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to deny medal contender Isaac Makwala entry

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to the World Championships because of concerns

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The sprinter says he is heartbroken and feels he has been treated

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The Botswanan sprinter tried to get into the London Stadium last night,

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but was barred from competing in the 400 metres final.

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Our Sports Correspondent Natalie Pirks has the details.

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Gold for Wayde Van Niekerk should've been a triumphant moment.

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But as he crossed the line it was clear something was missing.

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In lane seven, an empty space where major rival Isaac Makwala

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This morning in his hotel room, Issac Makwala was still visibly

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upset and told me explicitly that he feels something

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If this thing had been for Mo Farah like now, I do not think the British

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would allow it. They would not allow it. They know Mo Farah is the one

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who could get medals for them. Or anyone, even Usain Bolt.

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The facts of the Makwala case are very confused.

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He was pulled out of the 200 metres heats on Monday after vomiting

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on the bus on the way to the stadium.

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Last night though the governing body said there was a strict 48-hour

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quarantine in place and the IAAF medical chiefs confirmed a doctor

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said Makwala was suffering from the same virulent Norovirus

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that has swept through one of the athletes' hotel.

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We had taken him, examined him, his pulse, and his history was clear

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that he had similar symptoms to all the other athletes that have also

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been classed as having this gastrointestinal disease.

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But today Makwala reiterated that he had only been sick once,

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not twice, and that he was not only fit to run in the 200 metres heats

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but also ready to run last night in the 400 metres final.

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If they came to meet with the result and the test and they said, here is

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the result, I would not have that problem. But they just assumed I was

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sick because others in the hotel were sick.

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In Britain elite athletes receive government and lottery funding,

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He expected to wake up today with a medal by his side

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and to be receiving calls about sponsorship deal.

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Instead he had to watch the race on TV, pondering

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My emotion came when they crossed the line. I looked at that time.

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That time was the normal time that I can do. I was in shape to do that

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Even Van Niekerk himself felt sympathy for his stricken rival.

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It is disappointing, I would love him to have his opportunity, he was

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in great form. I believe he would have done very well at these

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championships. Like I said, I have so much sympathy for him. I really

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wish I could give him my middle to be honest with you.

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Issac Makwala told me Issac Makwala told me he wants

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to leave Britain now but will stay to race again with his

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team-mates in the four by 400 m relay on Saturday.

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For that he must find reserves of mental strength he never

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Our Sports Correspondent Andy Swiss is at the London Stadium now.

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Where does it go from here? Well Issac Makwala clearly feels he has

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been harshly treated. There is still the relay at the weekend with his

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quarantine period over and he is hopeful he can compete in that. But

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really little consolation. He came here with such high hopes of a medal

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in the 200 and 400 metres and he feels that those hopes have been

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snatched away from him. He has also suggested the hopes were sabotaged

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by the eye WRAF. And in the last few minutes they responded to those

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claims saying there's nothing that they want more than extraordinary

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competition in these championships. -- IAAF. That they are freed up the

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competition allowing these athletes to double up a 200 and 400 metres.

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Well we cannot forget the championship as well of course, what

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else in store for the rest of the day? Later today Mo Farah returns to

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the track in the heats of the 5000 metres. He was a gold medal winner

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in the 10,000 metres and this is his last major track Championships. Also

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the semifinals of the 200 metres for the men, and of course Issac Makwala

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was meant to be competing in that. Three British people involved in

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that. Still no sign of an end to the medal drought being suffered by a

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British team, still the only gold medal by Mo Farah and another near

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miss last night with Kyle Langford finishing fourth in the 800 metres.

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A lot of fourth, fifth and sixth places. They need to convert those

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into medals, and fast. Many thanks. The United States and North Korea

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are urged to show restraint, as tension increases around

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the threat to hit a US airbase The Women's rugby World Cup starts

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today with England looking They take on underdogs Spain

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in Dublin in the opening match. Today is the tenth anniversary

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of the start of the biggest financial crash since

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the great depression. The French bank BNP Paribas

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announced that it couldn't pay investors who wanted

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to withdraw their money - sparking a crisis which spread

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around the world, as banks revealed they had racked up billions

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of pounds of toxic debts. Our economics correspondent

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Andy Verity looks at what's changed a decade on,

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and whether lessons It was a quiet summer holiday

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Thursday when the markets began to panic. And we're still living with

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the consequences. Down 242... The French bank called BNP Paribas

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announced it had hundreds of millions invested in mortgage-backed

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investments and now had no idea how little they were worth. Banks and

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hedge funds should have put trillions into similar investments

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without checking whether the mortgage borrowers whose payments

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they depended on could afford to keep up the repayments. Now they

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were defaulting in ever greater numbers. There is going to be a soft

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landing in housing. He has no clue about the economy. What more do you

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need to know. Housing is going to be a disaster. That warning was given

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in March 2000 seven, five months before the crisis was foreseen by

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some. No one was listening then? They all thought I was crazy and I

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had some good comments. I was called chicken on social media. Pretty

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scary times. The credit crunch happened because banks have that

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trillions on mortgage-backed investments in the US housing

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market. They now had no idea how much they or their competitors have

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lost. They normally lend money to each other every day and now the

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banks they were lending to, they will not sure if they would still be

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in business so they stopped lending and start hoarding cash, forcing up

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the cost of borrowing. The European Central Bank immediately intervened

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offering to lend up to 95 billion euros to banks are now could not

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borrow from anyone else. Then the Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord

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Darling spent the rest of his time in office dealing with the financial

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crisis the like of which had not been seen for 80 years. MPs lament

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the lack of personal responsibility from bankers who helped to cause the

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calamity. When just one bank, Barings bank, there were more

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prosecutions and finds and misconduct charges as a result of

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that one bank going down them with RBS, HBOS, Northern Rock. So instead

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of going forwards, we have gone backwards. The underlying reason for

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the credit crunch was a massive build-up of private-sector debt and

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according to the Bank of England numbers for today we still have not

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lost that habit. Take a look at this, the consumer credit numbers.

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That purple line showing how much we're borrowing. Growing up more

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than 10% per year, far faster than wages. And borrowing to buy cars is

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growing by more than 15% a year. Reforms since the crisis are meant

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to allow banks to fail without breaking the financial system but

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the Bank of England recently said that will not be achieved until

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2022, 15 years after the credit crunch began.

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More details have been given about the 500 new medical school

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places which are being made available in England

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in the next academic year, as the government attempts to boost

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The target is to increase the total number of training places

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by a quarter by 2020 - but the British Medical Association

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says it won't address the immediate shortage of medics.

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The government has given more details today on what it says

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will be the biggest ever expansion of the medical workforce in England.

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What we are doing is ensuring that we train enough home-grown

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doctors so the NHS becomes self-sufficient in doctors over the

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And we think that's the best way to ensure we have the doctors

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Next year an extra 500 medical School places

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By 2020 the number will grow to 1500.

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Representing a 25% increase in yearly intake over all.

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And medical schools will have to win many of those extra places

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by showing that they can get graduates to work in rural

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or coastal areas where recruitment is more of a struggle.

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And by bringing trainees from diverse

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We welcome the government's approach looking at how they can get more

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people from poorer backgrounds to study medicine, it is something

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the BMA has been talking about for many years.

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But there are lots of questions about how these medical school

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places are going to be funded and how the government

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is going to tackle the immediate recruitment and retention crisis

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Barts and the London School of medicine will get 23 you places next

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year and is likely to bid for war. It is understood news because

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medical schools are oversubscribed but we want to see government when

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they allocate places looking at making sure each medical School

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provides a comprehensive average starting as a young age with

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schoolchildren. The government also wants universities to encourage

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students to take up jobs in rural coastal communities where there has

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been more of a struggle to graduates. All part of a wider NHS

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recruitment drive. The Labour Party says it

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doesn't add up to any But ultimately it will be patients

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who decide whether this extra dose of doctors proves to be

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an effective medicine. The Women's World Cup begins

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in Dublin is less than an hour. England - the defending champions -

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are first up, before Wales It's already been a great summer

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of sport for Britain's women, and with England the favourites

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to retain their title, Our sports correspondent Katherine

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Downes reports from Dublin. Defending champions,

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Six Nations Grand Slam winners, It's no wonder England

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are favourites here. But they're not resting

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on their laurels. What has gone before has gone before

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and everyone is proud of it Everyone is fighting and vying

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for that trophy come England may be the defending

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champions, but it was Ireland who pulled off the biggest shock

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of the tournament last time round, knocking out the four-time world

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champions New Zealand. As hosts this year they're looking

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for more glory on home soil. Ireland play Australia this evening,

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a perfectly timed kick-off for home I'm just excited, I suppose

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it is like Christmas Eve. We have been waiting

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three years for this. So it is a really long

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Christmas Eve, really! As opening matches go it

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doesn't get much tougher Rowland Phillips is the Welsh coach,

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his daughter Charis A family of Dragons hoping to take

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down the Black Ferns. There is enough things to do

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here without worrying too much Only when no-one

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laughs at his jokes! And have you got to meet

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any of your heroes yet? It's been a summer

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for heroes so far. Johanna Konta blazing a trail

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to the Wimbledon semifinals, the first British woman to do

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so in 39 years. Then England won a thriller

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at Lord's to win the women's The Euros followed,

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no trophy for England, only the eventual champions

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could stop them in the semis. The Rugby World Cup

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completes the set. The end of a summer of sport that

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has seen Britain's women send a message to the rest of the world,

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we are the ones to beat. Catherine Downes,

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BBC News, in Dublin. With its rugged mountains

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and pristine lochs, it's no surprise that the Isle of Skye attracts large

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numbers of tourists. But the island has now become

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so popular that its services are being stretched to the limit -

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and Police Scotland is warning visitors to stay away

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unless they already James Shaw is in Portree,

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the largest town on the island. It is a stunning location, you have

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the main town, the harbour over there and often the distance the

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mountains, one of the main draws. This is a busy day on the island,

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the busiest perhaps of the year with the Highland games happening behind

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us. And there is no question at all the infrastructure is creaking under

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the pressure of mass tourism. Skye has a unique and stunning

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combination of rivers, But now under it's under increasing

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pressure from drive-through tourism. Some of Skye's most stunning

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locations are victims Suffering increasing

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road and path erosion, but still visitors are

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drawn to them. What do you think of

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what you've seen so far? I mean, just the landscape,

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the colours are beautiful. Something you don't

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see anywhere else. I didn't imagine it was so many

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people, but yeah, I think But you know, you have the vast

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landscape and you know, you just Not so much space on Skye's

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single-track roads. Incidents like this

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are surprisingly common. And more people are coming to Skye

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because they've seen it on film. The problem at the moment

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is the car parking. And yeah, people come

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to where the films were made, jump out of the car or the coach,

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take a quick picture, And you know, nothing coming

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into the island economy from some Who wouldn't want to come

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to Skye to be surrounded But it's clear that the pressures

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are growing and some people on the island believe that they need

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to be solutions, sooner The biggest challenge

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on the single-track roads... Shirley Spear runs one of Skye's

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most famous restaurants. She's also setting up

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an organisation which will pitch for government grants to improve

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the island's infrastructure. We need the Scottish Government

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to get right behind tourism, which is now recognised

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as being a major economic driver We need to get them onside

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and perhaps supporting us with extra funding for the development

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of tourism as an industry. Or even making all or part

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of the island a national park. But the consensus is that there

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should be action soon. We know the Scottish Government in

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fact is not in favour of a tourism tax but they have said they are very

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keen to talk to local business leaders here on Skyw. The question

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really I suppose is whether action will happen quickly. Will it happen

:30:55.:30:56.

quickly enough for the summer season next year.

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If the weather is not looking quite as bright as this today then hold

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fire as things should improve by tomorrow. But for some especially

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towards the south-east there is a lot of cloud around. This was in

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Hertfordshire. And from that cloud we have some heavy bursts of rain.

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You can see those bright colours on the radar picture, intense downpours

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moving painstakingly slowly south and east. So through East Anglia and

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much of the south-east it will stay wet right through the afternoon.

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Some heavy bursts of rain and the odd flash of lightning and thunder.

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That could cause some transport disruption or even localised

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flooding. Further west and north a different story. A fair amount of

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cloud but dry through this afternoon and up to 19, 20 degrees in places.

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Also Scotland and Northern Ireland enjoying some spells of sunshine.

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For the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, looking good for the rest of today

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and tomorrow. Temperatures in the high teens. And through this evening

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many places fine but the rain clinging on for a good part of the

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night across the south-east with some very soggy conditions. But as

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the rain clears away and the sky is clear turning into quite chilly

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night especially out in the countryside. Even cold enough for

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some grass frost in some of the lens of Scotland. But a promising day

:32:36.:32:38.

tomorrow because high pressure is building in from the south-west

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meaning a fairly light wind. Some good spells of sunshine, more cloud

:32:45.:32:48.

bubbling up as the day goes on. Some early rain in the south-east corner

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which should clear quickly and some patchy rain in the far north of

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Scotland. In the sunshine, 19, 20 degrees, feeling quite pleasant. But

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notice wet weather beginning to push into the north-west on Friday.

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Another band of rain working in from the West. Some heavy bursts in

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western areas, patchy across eastern parts. Quite windy as well, girls

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for a time in the north-west. But the prospects for the weekend better

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than you might expect because we lose the wet France on Saturday and

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the story for the weekend is a largely dry one with some spells of

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sunshine. So the weather not too bright at the moment but hold fire

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and it should improve. A reminder of our main

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story this lunchtime. The United States and North Korea

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are urged to show restraint, as tension increases around

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the threat to hit a US airbase Steve Alker and reports that French

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security forces have shot and arrested a man suspected of being

:33:54.:33:56.

behind that attack on soldiers near Paris.

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That's all from the BBC News at One - so it's goodbye from me -

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