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After hours of confusion, confirmation that one of Asia's most
Karimov Islam Karimov has ruled Uzbekistan with an iron fist
We'll look at what it means for the country and its appalling
A total recall of Samsung's flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 7,
Hurricane Hermine lashes Florida - the storm is now heading up
NASA releases spectacular new images of Jupiter taken by it Juno probe.
It is jaw-dropping. You see these images looking down the pole.
President Kariomov of Uzbekistan has died according to national TV.
The 78-year-old led the central Asian country for more
than a quarter of a century with an iron fist, often repressing
The death of Islam Karimov could mean a power vacuum
He hadn't been seen in public since mid-August.
President Karimov will be buried in the city
The Russian delegation at his funeral will be headed
Uzbekistan - a landlocked country in central Asia -
has spent most of the past 200 years as part of Russia, and then
the Soviet Union, before it emerged as an independent nation in 1991.
With a look back at his life, here's Rayhan Demetrie.
Islam Abdug'aniyevich Karimov's election as president of independent
Uzbekistan followed the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Those were the only elections when a genuine opposition figure
stood against the former Communist Party leader.
His critics and opponents were swiftly imprisoned
Mr Karimov jailed thousands of devout Muslims, suspected
of ties to radical Islam, and insisted that Uzbekistan
was following its own version of democracy.
But this was a democracy in which free speech and freedom
After surviving an assassination attempt in 1999, President Karimov
started a new wave of oppression against his opponents,
Human rights organisations have said that hundreds of peaceful protesters
were killed by government troops after an uprising
The question now is - who will replace him?
President Karimov's eldest daughter Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva was once
a favourite to succeed her father but she fell out of grace over
business scandals and an extravagant lifestyle and is currently
The country's long-serving Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev
and his deputy, Rustam Azimov, are among the possible successors.
Loathed by his critics and described as one of the most brutal dictators
of our time, President Karimov's death leaves Uzbekistan facing
President Karimov's health had sharply deteriorated in recent days
- on Monday his daughter said he'd suffered a brain haemorrhage.
heard from the Turkish Prime Minister, sending his condolences
before the official announcement, and also the Georgian President.
Something peculiar going on. We do now have that official
statement. It was read out on state television in Uzbekistan by a very
sombre looking newsreader. Talking on but half or reading a statement
on behalf of the government and Parliament. Talking of their huge
grief. They wanted to inform the country of the death of their dear
President. They described him as a great historic leader. They said his
name was synonymous with peace and stability. He has led Uzbekistan for
25 years and now he has gone, the big question over who will succeed
him. Potential for significant uncertainty and instability in
Uzbekistan because he never pointed the successor.
How brutal were those years? It was indeed one of the most brutal
regimes. What stands out is the massacre of 2005. I remember it very
well because I was in Aber 's Irish am right after it happened when
hundreds of children were gunned downed by the troops. There were
peaceful protesters sitting there, waiting for him to come and talk to
them. But that was just the culmination of the repression that
was happening before and after. For years and years. He was shutting
down any opposition and threw in jail anybody who he believed could
challenge the regime. Torture, unfair trials, defined the criminal
justice system. Just this year, there
is a new report about unfair trials in Uzbekistan were without
exception, convictions were based on torture. Despite the documentation
of human rights abuses and the massacre in 2005, President Karimov
never faced any international justice? He never faced any justice.
That leads us to a very important point about the fact that all these
abuses were allowed to continue unabated without any accountability
by his international counterparts, including Russia. It included the
United States, which for a very long time has had interests related to
the operations in Afghanistan and particularly the European Union. But
then they lifted them. All of that was happening pretty much place in
the international community, who chose to ignore it. His supporters
say these curbs on freedom and brutality kept up the law and order
in a country that might otherwise have been split apart by rivalry
between clans and different factions. For sure. That is the
excuse they use for years. Almost everybody thrown into prison was
charged with some activity. After the global war on terror was
announced, that played very well into his international agenda. But
that cannot hide in anyway and justified the abuses that his regime
is responsible for. It is not just him. It is pretty much anybody who
took office and said of him, marred by this record of human rights
violation. Would this change anything at all? Will it
change the regime? It is very unlikely to change the regime. There
is one hope, though, that it might change the international attitude.
It is a moment for the international community to rethink its
relationship with the dictatorship in Central Asia.
The electronics giant Samsung is recalling millions of its latest
top-of-the-range smartphone, after reports that a small number
2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s have been sold worldwide just a fortnight
The flagship product was due to be rolled out in the UK today.
Our correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones is at a technology show in Berlin,
At Europe's biggest technology show, it's Korea's Samsung
And its star product this year is the Galaxy Note 7.
This super size smartphone has won rave reviews in the US
and Asia and was due to go on sale in the UK today.
This American man posted a video on YouTube claiming his Galaxy Note
Similar reports arrived from around the world.
Be careful out there, everyone rocking the new Note 7.
Samsung held a press conference to announce a radical move.
The company was halting sales and recalling the Note 7.
A battery issue was behind the Note fires, although just 35 out
of 2.5 million customers had reported problems.
35 is a big number and I think Samsung is doing the right thing
in siding on caution and taking the devices off the market,
figuring out why there is an issue with the cells in the battery,
This news could hardly come at a worse time for Samsung.
Not only does it overshadow the launch of the Note
7 and the many other products on display here,
but it comes just a week before its deadly rival
At an event in California next week, Apple is expected
Its sales have disappointed lately, allowing Samsung to pull ahead
But will such bad publicity affect the way the Samsung brand is seen?
We asked some phone owners in Leicester.
You don't know if it could happen again, or any other phone.
I am not opposed to Samsung products.
I think they make good TVs and even good cellphones, until I read
But I think that would put me off purchasing it, for sure.
It probably wouldn't put me off, and the reason being that large
In Berlin today, Samsung continued to show off the capabilities
of the Note 7, which even works underwater.
But customers will now need reassurance that they won't need
to take drastic action with a phone that catches fire.
Now a look at some of the day's other news.
A large explosion in the southern Philippines has killed at least
12 people and injured several dozen more.
The blast took place in a busy night market in Davao, the hometown
of the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte.
Pictures from the scene appear to show a street
littered with broken glass and overturned restaurant chairs.
The cause of the explosion has not yet been identified.
Several hundred Syrians have been evacuated from a rebel held town
near Damascus in the first stage of a deal between rebel
The agreement to move the people out of Moadamiyeh gives the rebels
amnesty and restores the area to government control.
More than 2.5 billion people around the world live
in areas that may be vulnerable to outbreaks of Zika -
that's according to a new study into the spread of the virus.
Researchers found that people in countries like India, Pakistan,
Indonesia and Nigeria could be particularly vulnerable
For the first time in more than a decade, Florida is in a state
The storm system, called Hermine, hit the coast just before 6am GMT,
that's two in the morning local time, east of Tallahassee.
As the hurricane moved inland, it's been downgraded to a tropical
storm but its heavy rains and high-speed winds
have already left tens of thousands without power.
The worst of the wind and waves hit in the early hours of this morning.
The tide was the highest since records began. It may not been the
most powerful the state has ever seen but she packed a punch. Towns
across Florida were beaten a battered for hours. The historic
village bore the brunt of her wrath. Vanessa Edmonds has lived through
dozens of hurricanes. She was prepared for the worst. There is a
lot of clearing up to be done at her home and businesses in tax. It was
really bad here. I have lived here all my life. It was pretty bad. Work
is underway to restore power and clean water to this part of Florida.
Tens of thousands of homes lost supplies but there is an added risk.
This state is also fighting the Zika virus and standing water can help
infected mosquitoes breed. It is incredibly important that everybody
does their part to combat the Zika virus by dumping standing water, no
matter how small. The tropical storm is barrelling its way from Georgia
to the Carolinas, threatening further flooding. In some places,
the hurricane has left in her wake trail of utter devastation but
warnings were in place for days. The people of this state no storm could
have been a lot worse. Still to come: we hear how Mrs Trump
is suing Britain's Daily Mail online over claims she worked as an escort
in the 1990s. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in India's slums. Mother
Teresa was a wonderful example of how to help people in need. We help
to identify the bodies. We took them back home. Hostages appeared. Some
running tried to escape the nightmare bind them.
Britain lost a princess today. Described by all to whom she reached
out is irreplaceable, an early-morning car crash in Paris
underpass ended a life with more than its life of courage and
passion. After hours of speculation,
Uzbekistan's state TV has confirmed the President Karimov is dead.
Samsun has recalled its flagship galaxy model after reports of
exploding batteries and suspended sales of the device.
Melania Trump - the wife of the Republican presidential
candidate Donald Trump - is suing the Daily Mail Online
for libel, saying the newspaper alleged that she was an escort
Her lawyer says the claims are 100% false.
The Mail Online has published a statement in which it
retracted any suggestion that the allegations were true.
Melania Trump, the wife of Donald Trump has,
like most other prospective First Ladies, faced a good
There was that speech to the Republican convention
which bore more than a few similarities to one
You work hard for what you want hard in life.
In the Daily Mail today, there was a retraction of another
story which had asked questions about her immigration status
Given Mr Trump's position on immigration, it was a highly
They also looked at allegations that she had worked as an escort.
Today, in a statement, the Daily Mail said this...
His lawyer is the man who recently represented the wrestler Hulk Hogan
Charles Harder, here on the right, said the accusations were 100% false
It is not just the Daily Mail, another blogger has been cited
in court papers with a warning to other media outlets.
Of course, it is not the first time Donald Trump has taken
issue with the press, banning some papers from his rallies
His stance on immigration is a central pillar of his campaign.
He also needs to enthuse conservative America.
Melania Trump's reputation is an important electoral asset.
It is not just the Daily Mail, another blogger has been cited
Marin Cilic has lost a third-round stage at Flushing Meadows, beaten by
the American. He is the seventh seed in this year's tournament and lost
in straight sets. He won the mixed doubles gold in the Olympics in Rio
and has reached the fourth round at the US Open for the first time in
his career. There, he will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the first man
through to the last extreme today after a straight sets victory. Novak
Djokovic is playing against the Russian. In the women's draw, last
year's runner-up has made it through as well. The seventh seed eventually
came through 6-3 in the decider. There was a shock once a walkover
went out. She was beaten by the Ukrainian in three sets. That is in
part to her 54 unforced errors. Also through, Joe Hanna can't. She isn't
around four. You can keep up-to-date with the progress of Novak Djokovic
and all the others on the BBC sport website.
The club appealed the FA charge. It was rejected today by an independent
disciplinary panel. Pep Guardiola has left the at the city's 25 man
squad. He will not be able to play. Clubs are only allowed 17 overseas
players in their squad. The Ivorian would have been in 18th. He has been
out of favour so far this season. He has been included in Manchester
United's 25 man squad. The 32-year-old had said he will be
ready if the team needs me after turning down possible moves away
from Old Trafford before the transfer deadline Bernie Ecclestone
has announced that monster will be retained as the head of the Italian
Grand Prix for the next three years. The site has been a permanent
fixture since back in 1950. On the track today, Lewis Hamilton was
fastest. The world champion is aiming to extend his lead in the
driver's standings of the Nico Rosberg. The Tour de France champion
Chris Froome remains 54 seconds behind the leader. The British rider
stayed in the peloton to keep tabs on him. Valerio Conti broke away to
win the stage. Tomorrow's stage to the Pyrenees could see Chris Froome
launch an attack on the Columbia leader. More than 1 million
applications have been received for next year's world athletics
Championships are been received. The Olympic Stadium will likely be using
Bob's last before retiring. NASA has released spectacular
new images of Jupiter The pictures show the swirling
clouds of the planet at both its poles -
views that no previous mission has Scientists say the mission will give
an unparalleled understanding of the largest planet
in our solar system, as our science correspondent
Rebecca Morelle reports. Jupiter is never seen before. For
the first time, its South Pole is revealed. Covered in swirling
storms, many even bigger than they are. In the north, it is thick
atmosphere is far bluer than scientists imagined. Now they want
to find out why. Here, and infrared view. At the top, you can see
Jupiter's Northern lights. And this sound? It was captured as Nasa's
spacecraft at through the charged particles that created the
spectacular light show. Look at these images! There are coming from
Jupiter. It is jaw-dropping. You see these images from over the pole.
Lift. Nasa's billion-dollar mission blasted
off in 2011. The start of a 3 billion kilometre voyage to the
solar system. The spacecraft reached its destination in July, grabbed
into orbit by Jupiter's gravitational pull. Jupiter
dominates our solar system. It is located at past Mercury, Venus, the
Earth and Mars. It is fast. More than 1000 earths would fit inside
it. This mission will last for 20 months. It takes Juno two weeks to
orbit Jupiter so it will only go around 37 times before it burns
up in the atmosphere. It means, for the first time, we can peer into the
thick clouds. We will study Jupiter's features including the
great red spot and storm that has been raging for centuries and
because Jupiter has hardly changed the billions of years, this mission
could tell us about the origins of the solar system. This mission is
the latest to inspire a new generation at Leicester's National
space Centre. Nasa is now inviting people to go on to the Juno website
to get involved. From early November, visitors can go onto the
website and vote for targets they want the image. We can see certain
areas that have never been photographed before. This is the
first batch of images to be sent back to work. Many more will soon
follow. Their remarkable detail will now be pored over by scientists.
They say Jupiter is like nothing they have ever seen before.
After hours of speculation Uzbekistan state television has
confirmed that President Islam Karimov has died.
The authoritarian leader has ruled the country for more
President Putin has offered his condolences.
And Smartphone giant Samsung has recalled its flagship Galaxy Note 7
model following reports of exploding batteries.
It's also suspended sales of the phone.