The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
Browse content similar to 07/10/2016. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
This is BBC World News Today with me, Geeta Guru-Murthy.
Our top story - the scale of devastation left
by Hurricane Matthew becomes clearer as it continues on its
These are live pictures from Florida where the massive storm is battering
the coast with huge waves and winds gusting at nearly 200
Earlier, the hurricane devastated Haiti, where more than 800
people have been killed and thousands displaced.
They're calling it the Flash Crash - The Bank of england investigates why
the pound plunged 6% on Asian markets before
A period of volatility now. Lots of commentary and turbulent markets.
Nobel Peace prize for his efforts to end more than fifty years of war
We start with a fundraising appeal from aid agencies, as the full
impact of Hurricane Matthew on Haiti begins to emerge.
More than 800 people are now known to have died.
And it's feared the death toll may rise further as rescue teams
reach remote areas cut off since the storm.
These are the before and after pictures. They give you a sense of
the scale of the devastation. Thousands have been displaced.
Southern Florida appears to have been spared the
... Expected to sweep north next with Georgia next in the line of
fire. Millions in coastal states have been told to evacuate.
It has been three days since hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, and
violent torrents of brown water continued to devastate the poorest
In this city, 80% of homes have been lost
and the UN has warned of the
challenge ahead to restore clean water and sanitation.
Right now, most people lost everything,
Haiti is already in the grip of a cholera epidemic.
In this environment, with sewage
ditches for the floodwater, the disease could spread.
350,000 people are thought to need immediate help.
My son and I are sick and we still haven't
I need to go back home because my kids have a fever, so I
After leaving a trail of utter destruction across the Caribbean,
the storm is stalking the Florida coastline.
It has been described by
1.5 million people were told to leave
coastal areas and find shelter and stay there.
Most heeded the
A curfew was also in place until Saturday morning in some
Wind of over 100 mph crashed with power lines, cutting
supplies to tens of thousands of homes.
So far, the East Coast seems to have been spared the worst, but
officials fear that complacency will set
in and people will leave their
I want to emphasise to everybody that this is
The potential for storm surge, flooding, loss of life and
severe property damage continues to exist.
storms, but Matthew is proving to be unpredictable.
It is also taking its time, as it travels up the coast.
Florida is not out of danger just yet.
Let's get the latest from the BBC's Liliet Heredero, who's in Miami.
Give us a picture of what it is like. It is fine today in Miami. The
city is returning to normal. We were all in doors and the city was a
ghost town. Yesterday, but we have been spared of the worst. The city
is returning to normal. It remains a category three hurricane, really
strong. It is pounding the North East of Florida. Winds are still 120
miles an hour. The latest advertisers from the National
hurricane Centre said the storm is around 30 miles of Daytona Beach. It
could impact Jacksonville and the north-east cities shortly. If
there's something positive, it is that is not made landfall. The eye
of the storm has remained overwater. That is what is the most powerful
winds so it hasn't impacted Florida yet. That does not mean it isn't a
dangerous storm however. The word on everyone pass mouths is the storm
surge. That is the main worry, all the coastal flooding that could
impact cities on the north-east. Authorities reminding people it is
not safe to go back to their homes, millions of people evacuated in
Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. 800,000 people are without power in
Florida. Still a difficult situation in the north-east of Florida. How
quickly is the storm moving? How quickly before people know the worst
as? It is not work the Lee moving fast. 30 mph. -- not moving very
fast. Friday into Saturday we will do the impact of wind and a storm
surge. Then it'll moved to Georgia and South Carolina so it will still
have an impact over the weekend. The US Secretary of State,
John Kerry, says Russia's actions in support of the Syrian Government
demand a war crimes investigation. Mr Kerry accused Moscow
and the Government in Damascus of having a targeted strategy
to terrorise civilians Russia and the regime owe the world
more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals
and medical facilities, These are acts that
beg for an appropriate And those who commit these
would and should be held This is a targeted strategy
to terrorise civilians. The UN Security Council is expected
to vote on Saturday on a draft Drafted by the French and Spanish,
the plan would include an end to all military flights
over the city. But Russia has indicated that
it'll block the proposal. Will any other countries
follow Britain out of Well if Marine le Pen has her way,
France will be making a Frexit The leader of the Front National has
been speaking to the BBC's Stephen Sakur on Hardtalk
and started by explaining just how significant
June's Brexit vote in the UK was. But your problem is that
all of the polling evidence since the Brexit vote
is that the French people do not actually want to leave
the European Union. In fact more French people today say
that they want to remain inside than before the British vote,
so you are actually not expressing And you can see the full interview
with Marine le Pen on Hardtalk The Bank of England is looking
into what caused a short, but sharp fall in the value
of the pound on Asian markets. At one point, sterling
briefly hit a low of $1.18. Meanwhile, UK Chancellor Phillip
Hammond, who is on a visit to the US, has reiterated
there will be "ups and downs" for the economy in the wake
of the Brexit vote. He's been speaking to our
Economics Editor Kamal Markets respond to noises off and,
as I said earlier this week, we're going to go through a period
of volatility now. There will be lots of
commentary going on. We can expect to see markets
being more turbulent The Government should take
the necessary measures to be able to respond to it to keep the economy
going during this period. Aren't markets saying
they are hugely concerned about the uncertainty,
the lack of transparency over how Britain will actually
negotiate its exit There's bound to be uncertainty,
but the important thing is, to look through the movements
of currency markets, the short-term movements
of sentiment at the fundamentals The fastest growing economy
in the G7 this year, record high employment rates
and very high levels of growth We go into this period of turbulence
fundamentally strong and that should There's been a lot of talk
about your approach to spending, some people have said that you're
looking to spend a huge amount more on infrastructure and
borrow more to do that. Can we expect a spending splurge
ahead? What we have said we're
going to do is create, within a new fiscal framework,
enough space for the Government to be able to respond
to the turbulence in the economy As we go through this period,
we want to be able to provide fiscal At the moment, I can't predict
whether that will be necessary at the time
of the Autumn Statement in November. Now a look at some of
the days other news. The brother of a man accused
of attacking two Brussels police officers with a knife on Wednesday
has been charged with One officer was stabbed
in the neck and another The Belgian authorities have said
they believe the attacker has links India says it will completely
seal its border with It says the border would be secured
using new technology although a specific plan
was still being formulated. Relations between India and Pakistan
have been deteriorating since the start of a security
operation in Indian-administered The South African Nobel laureate,
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has said that when the time comes
he wants the option Writing in the Washington Post,
he said he did not want to be Archbishop Tutu, who's 85,
has been in and out The peace award that bears the name
of founder Alfred Nobel has gone this year to the Colombian
president, Juan Manuel Santos, for his efforts to end
Colombia's long civil war. The chair of the Norwegian committee
which chose the winner from a record 376 nominations,
said Mr Santos had initiated negotiations that resulted
in a peace accord with FARC guerillas aimed at bringing more
than 50 years of conflict to an end. Our Chief International
Correspondent, Lyse Doucet, reports. It had been one of the world's
longest, most brutal wars. A byword for kidnappings,
disappearances, murder. The peace deal signed last
week by President Santos and his oldest enemy the FARQ
was a historic, emotional moment. World leaders came to
Colombia to salute it. Then, days later, Colombians
rejected its narrowly A shocking setback after years
of negotiations and secret talks. But today, for President Santos,
a vote of confidence. The world's most prestigious
prize for a peacemaker. Not in my name, but in the name
of all Colombians, and especially the millions affected by this
conflict over 52 years. Colombians, this prize
is for all of you, for the victims When I met the president in Colombia
last week, he admitted winning real peace would be
as hard as waging war. The signature of the deal is simply
the end of conflict. Reconstructing our country,
a country at war for 50 years. It is a country that has destroyed
many of its values and principles. Even the peace prize divides
a people who have lived Paolo, an engineer, says
it is excellent that Santos It will help the peace
process, he says. The critics demand tougher
punishments for the Farq. Supporters say President Santos
offered the best deal he could. 50 years of war means
decades of distrust. The peace prize has gone to a nation
that isn't at peace. A British member of the European
parliament, who was involved in an incident that left a fellow
MEP in hospital In his first account of the events
in Strasbourg on Thursday, Mike Hookem, said that he acted
in self-defence when a fellow member of the UK Independence party,
Steven Woolfe, came at him. There was no punches thrown,
there was no face slapping, As people in Hull would say,
it was handbags at dawn. new Russian journalist was done is
done ten years ago. It took two trials seven years to bring her
killers to justice. But the investigation into her death is not
complete. Around 4pm in 2006, October, the journalist was shot at
home in her left. She wasn't the first and wooden spoon the last to
be shot. But she was writing about the war and a strong critic. The
killers were from Chechnya. Who ordered the killing? Will paid for
it? We still do not know. By coincidence, this week saw the start
of another murder trial. Those accused of giving him from Chechnya.
Then the case goes cold, who ordered the killing? We don't know. Anna
Politkovskaya was the Russian journalist remembered at the moment.
When US forces arrived in the Philippines this month
The president says he wants to be less dependent on America.
When US forces arrived in the Philippines this month
for the start of what had become annual joint exercises,
they appeared to be cementing a military relationship that goes
back decades and is one of the closest the US
But with the election of this man, Rodrigo Duterte, as president, this
Shockingly outspoken, and aligning himself
with the anti-American left in the Philippines, he has already
said he wants the exercises to end and that he wants closer ties
And he has bristled with indignation at US criticism of his
Instead of helping us, the first to hit was the State Department,
The US has responded by insisting that the alliance is still strong
and ignoring Mr Duterte's explosive comments.
After all, the two countries only recently signed a ten year agreement
allowing the US to operate military bases here once again,
and stipulating joint patrols in the South China Sea.
That is where the Philippines is currently struggling to bat off
But comments by Mr Duterte's Defence Secretary today
suggest he is already downgrading military relations.
Delfin Lorenzana told journalists that the US had already been
informed there would be no joint patrols.
He also reiterated that his country was seeking
Speaking about equipment in China and Russia.
Let's check out what they are offering to us.
Just how far president Rodrigo Duterte intends to break
After seeing his ruthless anti-drugs campaign,
though, people are learning to take his dramatic
But the Philippines Armed Forces are fully equipped
Without strong US backing, they offer little in the way
of bargaining strength to the president when he starts
but will surely be very tough negotiations with China
Now is it just a prank or simply plain creepy?
Police are warning pranksters who are posing as "killer clowns"
and terrifying children and young adults that they could face arrest.
The sightings, which started in the United States,
now appear to have come to Britain with several reports
of people having frightening encounters involving clowns.
The sinister craze has been encouraged on social media
where people have shared photos and videos of the scary sightings.
Could London learn a thing or two from Amsterdam
when it comes to boosting its night-time economy?
The Dutch capital says business is booming -
and crime is down - thanks, in part, to the appointment
of a special mayor to champion its 24-hour culture.
It's an idea the British capital is now adopting.
Is this the new city that doesn't sleep?
Amsterdam, a 24-7, or for its residents
I am the night time mayor of Amsterdam.
His role for the last two years has been to boost
the night-time economy, a job London is now copying.
We joined him on an evening out to listen to what
It proved tricky at times in this party capital.
We introduced a lot of things and this is what you get.
In nightlife, this is people having fun.
Amsterdam's so-called nightmare bridges the gap between pub and club
owners and City Hall officials worried about anti-social behaviour.
When there is a problem, the first reaction of city officials
is often that we have to stop this now.
We explain to the Mayor and politicians that nightlife
is something which has value for the city for social,
Well, while some London clubs have been shut down, Amsterdam has been
They get extra opening hours if they keep the square more safe
Their benefit is they can stay open longer, which of course
And despite more people out and about for a longer,
And they say these so-called hosts have helped.
Basically what we do, we help people in Amsterdam.
We help drug people getting home in the taxi and a lot of the time,
people want to fight, we try to get between them and sold
the problem and get them in another club.
20 are on patrol tonight in what is the city's
Jointly paid for by the council and bars.
A big part of the Dutch idea is to create more 24-7
And they think London should do the same.
Some people would love the idea of a 24 hour party paradise.
For others, it will fill them with dread, thinking it will bring
more violence, more noise and just generally more problems.
But Amsterdam's night mayor says London's borrowers must stop killing
the night-time economy and open their eyes
Introducing the role of the night mayor in London would be a really
good first step to help with the dialogue about nightlife.
But you can't wave your magic wand around and change it all,
so it will be small steps, building it up, which is really
important - and make Londoners proud of their nightlife again.
So, because everybody knows nobody is moving to London for the better.
Extort the satellite images of the hurricane. 800 killed in Haiti. Live
pictures from Florida, and update coming up for you.