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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

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Our top story, the scale of devastation left

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by Hurricane Matthew becomes clearer as it continues on its

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The hurricane has left of horrible trail of death and destruction

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in Haiti where more than 800 people have been killed and

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More recently it's been battering Florida, these are live pictures,

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huge waves and winds gusting nearly 200 kilometres

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They're calling it the Flash Crash, the Bank of England investigates why

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the pound plunged 6% on Asian markets before

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We are going to go through a period of volatility now. There will be

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lots of commentary going on, and we can expect to see markets being more

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turbulent. And Colombian president

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Juan Manuel Santos wins this year's Nobel Peace prize for his efforts

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to end more than 50 years of war We start with the emerging

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picture of the full impact More than 800 people are now known

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to have died in southern Haiti, which took the full force

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of the Caribbean's most And it's feared the death toll may

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rise further, as rescue teams reach remote areas cut off

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since the hurricane. These are before and after images

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of the Haitian town of Jeremie, giving a sense of the scale

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of the devastation. Thousands of people

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have been displaced. The storm is now sweeping along

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America's south-east coast. Southern Florida hasn't been

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as badly hit as it feared but President Obama has warned that

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a storm surge is a major concern. It's been three days since Hurricane

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Matthew hit Haiti and violent torrents of brown water continued to

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devastate the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. In the city of

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Jeremie, 80% of homes have been lost and the UN has warned of the

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challenge ahead to restore clean water and sanitation. Right now most

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people have lost everything, their clothing, their shoes, their home.

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They have no shelter. Haiti is already in the grip of a cholera

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epidemic. In this environment the disease could spread. 350,000 people

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are thought to need immediate help. TRANSLATION: I need medicine, my son

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and I are sick and we haven't gotten anything. My kids have a fever, I

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need some help, I need to go home. After leaving a trail of destruction

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across the Caribbean, the storm is stalking the Florida coastline. It's

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been described by state officials as a monster. 1.5 million people were

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told to leave coastal areas and find shelter and stay there. Most heeded

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the warnings. A curfew is also in place until Saturday morning in some

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counties. Winds of over 100 miles an hour clashed with power lines,

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cutting supplies to tens of thousands of homes. This is as close

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as Hurricane Matthew has come to Florida. The wall of the eye of the

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storm is now battering this coastline. The wind, the rain, it

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has been relentless. The real fear is of a coastal surge and waves of

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up to 11 feet high. I want to emphasise to everybody that this is

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still a really dangerous hurricane. That the potential for storm surge,

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flooding, loss of life and severe property damage continues to exist.

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The Sunshine State is used to storms, but Matthew is breathing to

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be unpredictable. It's also taking its time as it travels up the coast.

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Florida is not out of danger just yet.

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We'll get the latest from Florida in a moment.

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James Beighle is Head of Programmes in Haiti with the aid agency

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He joins me via webcam from Port-au-Prince.

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The death toll has gone up sharply in the last few hours, give us a

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picture of how bad it is there. I was in Jeremie yesterday, I flew in

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with a UN helicopter flight and can definitely confirm the devastation

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is massive. You can see homes completely destroyed, homes still

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standing don't have roofs on them. Anything of an agricultural nature

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is completely destroyed. There is no crops, there is nothing coming out

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of the farming out of the garden is any more. There's still lots of

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remote parts of the South West peninsular that haven't been

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reached. I think you're seeing those death toll is rising as more and

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more of those communities are able to be connected to. Do you know how

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many people are still cut off and how quickly anyone can get to them?

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We are making progress, just as of today, the road where there was a

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significant amount of damage to Jeremie which goes through a

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difficult mountain path has been opened. Only 4-wheel drive vehicles

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can get through but that is a good sign that trucks will be able to get

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through soon. I know that also from Jeremie and going around the

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south-west coast trying to get to those remote communities, they are

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making progress. I think in the next couple of days will have a better

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sense of casualties and... INAUDIBLE Able to start getting some supplies

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and help into those areas. Sorry, we lost some of your audio, there.

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There is collar rot already in Haiti, how much of a concern is that

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and how difficult is it to operate there because of the political

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system being so difficult? How tough is it for aid agencies to get to

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where the help is needed? The cholera situation is a large

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concern. Cholera has been a problem in Haiti. We expect the longer it

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takes to get clean water and appropriate hygiene to the

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population, the higher that risk goes. I think there is an all hands

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effort including the government of Haiti to access those regions, to do

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everything they can. Communities are taking the situation into their own

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hands, trying to open up the roads. It is a full mobilisation effort and

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a difficult situation, but I really feel everybody is doing everything

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they can. In Jeremie yesterday I was able to talk with some of the

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population. They are amazingly calm. But as the hours go by I think

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desperation will increase. We are doing everything we can to get help

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and supplies out to the people as quickly as possible. Many, many

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thanks. We wish everyone there all the best in getting the aid out as

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fast as possible. Let's get the latest from the BBC's

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Luis Fajardo who's in Miami. It looks rather lovely in Miami,

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they're behind you, but I know that the picture elsewhere nearby is

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rather more difficult. Absolutely. We've been very fortunate in Miami.

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The storm didn't cause major damage and the weather has cleared up

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substantially. A different picture in the north of the state, around

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the city of Saint Augustin and Jacksonville where it is the final

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movement of the hurricane along the North eastern Atlantic coast of

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Florida. There, there is substantial activity. There are high winds and a

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preoccupation with the floods that might be occurring in the area.

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People are saying take extreme precautions because this might be a

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killer hurricane. Thank you. North Carolina has also been declared to

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be in a state of emergency and we'll keep across all that's happening

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there the coming hours. Britain's finance minister

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Philip Hammond has said the continuing fall in the value

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of the pound reflects the realisation by investors

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that Britain will leave He said a sudden 6% drop

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in the value of the pound on Asian markets could be explained

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by an automated trading problem. But he added that there were bound

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to be episodes of turbulence as the markets tried to predict

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the likely direction He's been speaking to our Economics

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Editor Kamal Ahmed in Washington. As I said earlier this

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week, we're going to go There will be lots of commentary

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going on and we can expect to see markets being more turbulent over

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this period and we should The Government should take

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the necessary measures to be able to respond to it, keep the economy

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going during this period. Aren't markets saying

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they are hugely concerned about the uncertainty,

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the lack of transparency over how Britain will actually negotiate

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its exit from the European Union? Well, there is uncertainty,

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of course, there is uncertainty But the important thing is to look

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through the movements of currency markets, the short-term

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movements of sentiment, but the fundamentals

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of the British economy. The fastest growing economy

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in the G7 this year, record high employment rates

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and very high levels of growth We go into this period of turbulence

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fundamentally strong and that should There has been a lot of talk

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about your approach to spending, some people have said that you're

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looking to spend a huge amount more on infrastructure and

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borrow more to do that. Can we expect a spending splurge

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ahead? What we have said we're going to do

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is create within a new fiscal framework enough space

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for the Government to be able to respond to the turbulence

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in the economy that I've As we go through this period,

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we want to be able to provide fiscal At the moment, I can't predict

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whether that will be necessary at the time

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of the Autumn Statement in November. The US Secretary of State John Kerry

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says Russia's actions in support of the Syrian government

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demand a war crimes investigation. Mr Kerry accused Moscow

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and the government in Damascus of having a targeted strategy

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to terrorise civilians Russia and the regime owe the world

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more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and

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medical facilities and children and women. These are acts that beg for

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an appropriate investigation of war crimes. And those who commit these

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would and should be held accountable. For these actions. They

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are beyond the accidental, now, way beyond, years beyond the accidental.

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This is a targeted strategy to terrorise civilians.

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The UN Security Council is expected to vote on Saturday on a draft

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Drafted by the French and Spanish, the plan would include an end

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to all military flights over the city.

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But Russia has indicated that it'll block the proposal.

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This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Juan Manuel Santos

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for his efforts to end Colombia's long civil war.

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The chair of the Norwegian committee said Mr Santos had initiated

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negotiations that resulted in a peace accord with Farc

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guerillas aimed at bringing more than 50 years of conflict to an end.

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Our Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet reports.

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It had been one of the world's longest, most brutal wars. A 50 year

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war, a byword for kidnappings, disappearances, murder. The peace

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deal signed last week by President Juan Manuel Santos with his oldest

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enemy the Farc was an historic, emotional moment. World leaders came

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to salute it. Then, days later, Colombians rejected it narrowly in a

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nationwide vote. A shocking setback after years of negotiations and

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secret talks. But today for President Santos, a vote of

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confidence. The world's most prestigious prize for a peacemaker.

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TRANSLATION: I welcome it, not in my name but in the name of all

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Colombians and especially the millions of victims this conflict

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has left over 52 years. Colombians, this prize is for all of you, for

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the victims, so there may not be one more victim. When I met the

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president last week he admitted winning a real peace would be as

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hard as waging war. The signature of the deal is simply the end of the

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conflict. Then, the hard work starts. Reconstructing our country,

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a country at war for 50 years is a country that has destroyed many of

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its values, many of its principles, many of its social networks. We have

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to reconstruct all of this. Even the peace prize divides people who've

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lived through a of war. Paolo, an engineer, says it's excellent that

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President Santos won the peace prize. It will help the peace

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process, he says. But for Manuel, it's a farce. The critics demand

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tougher punishment for the Farc, supporters say the President Santos

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got the best deal he could. 50 years of war means decades of distrust.

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The peace prize has gone to a nation which still isn't at peace.

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Stay with us on BBC World News, still to come.

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The pranksters who pose as killer clowns and terrified children and

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adults alike. Jeremy Corbyn has completed a reshuffle of his Shadow

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Cabinet, bringing back several MPs who quit in protest this summer. Our

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political correspondent has the latest from Westminster on Labour's

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travails. There has been an attempt to reach up to some of Jeremy

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Corbyn's critics. Kia Starmer who said Jeremy Corbyn lacked vision,

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he'd been announced as shadowing the Brexit role. You mention Tom Watson

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who has clashed many times with Jeremy Corbyn. He has taken on the

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additional role of shadow and culture. He has clashed rather

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robustly with the Murdoch press so we'll see how he gets on there. Also

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returning is John Healey. His job now is shadow is a graduate state

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for housing. He's not actually shadowing a real Secretary of State,

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housing as a junior ministerial post in government.

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The latest top stories. More than 800 people are known to have been

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killed in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew which hit the country on Tuesday.

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The same storm is now battering the south-eastern United States.

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Hurricane Matthew is sweeping north a few kilometres from the Florida

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coast bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

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Now is it just a prank or simply plain creepy?

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Police are warning pranksters who are posing as "killer clowns"

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and terrifying children and young adults that they could face arrest.

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The sightings, which started in the United States,

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now appear to have come to Britain with several reports

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of people having frightening encounters involving clowns.

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The sinister craze has been encouraged on social media

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where people have shared photos and videos of the scary sightings.

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Killer clowns, no link to Ollie Foster in the sport! I can't quite

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get over that! Let's talk about some sport. Nothing horrific about this

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at all. Tiger Woods is set to compete again next week after more

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than a year. He has entered next week Safeway open in California in

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what will be his first PGA Tour event since August last year. The 14

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time major winner is 40 and has had three back operations. He last won a

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tournament in 2013. Nico Rosberg was quickest in both practice sessions

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for Sunday's Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix. He has got a 23 point

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lead over his team-mate Lewis Hamilton. Tom Clarkson reports from

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Suzuka. This weekend 's Japanese Grand Prix is a crucial race in

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Lewis Hamilton's bid to become world champion in 2016. First and foremost

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he must have reliability, something that eluded him in last weekend 's

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Malaysian Grand Prix. He must also try and outsmart Nico Rosberg who

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holds a 23 point advantage in the World Championship standings. On the

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evidence of today's opening practice sessions in Suzuka in Japan,

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Hamilton has reliability but he doesn't yet have the pace of Nico

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Rosberg. The Suzuka circuit is renowned as being a drivers track.

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Only the best drivers in the world when, Hamilton thinks he's better

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than Nico Rosberg so his pride will have been dented by his pace today.

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It does give us a thrilling weekend of action coming up. Tom Clarkson at

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Suzuka. British cycling say they are cooperating fully with UK

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anti-doping as they investigate allegations of wrongdoing. Jonathan

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Tiernan Locke claimed in an interview that the controversial

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painkiller tramadol was really offered up the road World

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Championships in 2012. He was sacked by Team Sky in 2014 for a doping

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violation. The team doctor in 2012 denies the claim. It is understood

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that Ukad is looking into a report that a medical package was delivered

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to Team Sky on the final day of the 2011 race in France which Sir

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Bradley Wiggins one. Team Sky they are holding an internal review and

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are confident there has been no wrong doing. There's a cloud of

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secrecy hanging over Team Sky and somewhat hanging over the sport.

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It's something which we don't need and we need that to go away. Because

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cycling has been so good for British sport, we've won so many gold medals

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in Rio and London, both in the Olympics and Paralympics. We do not

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need some of the tabloid newspapers raking the mud. Jake Ball is the

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first England cricketer to take five wickets on his one-day debut. They

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beat Bangladesh by 21 runs in a thriller. Ben Stokes hit 101. Kayes

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hit a century for the hosts. They looked to be cruising to victory

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after they -- then they collapsed. Ball took the final wicket to see

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England go one up in the three match series. That is all the sport for

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now. It is ten years in save Russian journalist was gunned down in her

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block of flats. Two trials lasting several years, but an investigation

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into her death still isn't complete. Jeremie was shot four times in the

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left. She was not the first journalist murdered in Russia and

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nor will she be the last. She was the most vocal critic of the Russian

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military campaign in Chechnya. The investigation found the killers,

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they were from Chechnya. They were helped by some corrupt law

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enforcement officials in Moscow. But who ordered this killing, who paid

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for it? Why it happened we still do not know. By grim coincidence this

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week saw the start of another murder trial, an opposition politician.

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Again, those accused of killing him from Chechnya. But then the trail

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stops cold. Who ordered this killing, we still don't know. And as

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with the Anna Politkovskaya case, there is little hope the

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investigation into this matter will be completed. Brexit has been

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dominating debate in the UK, will any other countries follow Britain

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out of the European exit door? If Marine Le Pen has her way, France

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might be making a Frexit in the not too distant future. She has been

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speaking to the BBC and started by explaining how significant June's

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Brexit vote in the UK was. TRANSLATION:

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Your problem is that the polling evidence since the Brexit vote is

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that the French people do not want to leave the European Union. More

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French people today say they want to remain inside than before the

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British fight so you are actually not expressing the will of the

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French people. Marine Le Pen, there. Let me remind

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you of our main news. Hurricane Matthew has left a horrible trail of

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death and destruction in Haiti. 800 people have been killed and

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thousands displaced. The death toll is sadly expected to go up as more

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remote communities are reached by aid agencies. These pictures are

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coming in from Florida where part of the American coast is being

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battered. Thanks for watching. Good evening, in a moment I'll have

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news of

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