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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK


Our top story, the scale of devastation left


by Hurricane Matthew becomes clearer as it continues on its


The hurricane has left of horrible trail of death and destruction


in Haiti where more than 800 people have been killed and


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


huge waves and winds gusting nearly 200 kilometres


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


the pound plunged 6% on Asian markets before


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


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


turbulent. And Colombian president


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


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


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


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


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


rise further, as rescue teams reach remote areas cut off


since the hurricane. These are before and after images


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


of the devastation. Thousands of people


have been displaced. The storm is now sweeping along


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


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


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


Matthew hit Haiti and violent torrents of brown water continued to


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Florida is not out of danger just yet.


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


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


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


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


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


with a UN helicopter flight and can definitely confirm the devastation


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


significant amount of damage to Jeremie which goes through a


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


takes to get clean water and appropriate hygiene to the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


movement of the hurricane along the North eastern Atlantic coast of


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


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


People are saying take extreme precautions because this might be a


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


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


there the coming hours. Britain's finance minister


Philip Hammond has said the continuing fall in the value


of the pound reflects the realisation by investors


that Britain will leave He said a sudden 6% drop


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


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


to be episodes of turbulence as the markets tried to predict


the likely direction He's been speaking to our Economics


Editor Kamal Ahmed in Washington. As I said earlier this


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


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


this period and we should The Government should take


the necessary measures to be able to respond to it, 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 from the European Union? Well, there is uncertainty,


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


through the movements of currency markets, the short-term


movements of sentiment, but the fundamentals


of the British economy. 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 has 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 that I've 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. 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 and children and women. These are acts that beg for


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


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


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


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.


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


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


The chair of the Norwegian committee 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 50 year


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


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


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


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


nationwide vote. 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.


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


Colombians and especially the millions of victims this conflict


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


tougher punishment for the Farc, supporters say the President Santos


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


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


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


The pranksters who pose as killer clowns and terrified children and


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


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


political correspondent has the latest from Westminster on Labour's


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


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


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


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


additional role of shadow and culture. He has clashed rather


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


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


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


housing as a junior ministerial post in government.


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


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


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


Hurricane Matthew is sweeping north a few kilometres from the Florida


coast bringing strong winds and heavy rain.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Suzuka. British cycling say they are cooperating fully with UK


anti-doping as they investigate allegations of wrongdoing. Jonathan


Tiernan Locke claimed in an interview that the controversial


painkiller tramadol was really offered up the road World


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


military campaign in Chechnya. The investigation found the killers,


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


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


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


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


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


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


with the Anna Politkovskaya case, there is little hope the


investigation into this matter will be completed. Brexit has been


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


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


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


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


Brexit vote in the UK was. TRANSLATION:


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


remote communities are reached by aid agencies. These pictures are


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


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


news of


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