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the latest person to distance herself from remarks she describes
as rude and offensive, after a recording emerges of him
candidate has said there's zero chance that he'll quit the race
for the White House, despite the uproar that his
after a funeral ceremony is bombed in Yemen.
German police launch a manhunt for a suspect
believed to be planning a bomb attack.
And in sport: Nico Rosberg takes pole position
in the Japanese Grand Prix, putting lewis Hamilton's defence
Donald Trump has caused offence before but this time,
even those closest to him have been unable to defend his words.
On Friday a recording was released from 2005 in which he made obscene
In it Mr Trump is heard bragging
to TV host Billy Bush, a nephew of former President
George Bush Senior, about trying to have sex
with a married woman as well as kissing and groping others.
"You can do anything... When you're a star", he says.
In the last hour Melania Trump released a statement
His running mate Mike Pence has said he was offended
Mr Trump has apologised for the comments, but has said
there is no chance he will stand down.
Here's our North America editor Jon Sopel.
2005, and Donald Trump is on a promotional bus
His lewd conversation, captured on a live microphone.
Social media went into meltdown, the Republican leadership
variously describing his comments as sickening,
For hours last night, Donald Trump was totally isolated.
I've never said I am a perfect person nor pretended
I have said and done things I regret, and the words released
today on this more-than-a-decade-old video are one of them.
Anyone who knows me knows those words do not reflect who I am.
I said it, I was wrong, and I apologise.
But very soon, contrition turned to defiance.
Bill Clinton has actually abused women, and Hillary has bullied
attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.
We will discuss this in the coming days, see
But that threat to fight dirty is not what a lot of Republican
senators and congressmen want to hear.
They are fearful of their own political survival and are worried
that Donald Trump will cost them their careers.
Some are getting ready to abandon him, others crossed that
It's sad, but I cannot endorse Donald Trump for president,
after those comments and the way that he said them.
There's no way I am voting for Hillary Clinton,
but I can no longer endorse Donald Trump, I just cannot do it.
Donald Trump will take to the stage tomorrow for the second debate,
his ambitions, damaged and his party uneasy.
Jon Sopel with that report - and Jon spoke to me a little earlier -
over why these comments are causing outrage in the US.
I think that they go further than what he has said before, he has
called women pics and dogs, they are factored in, but what he said last
night, what emerged last night seemed much more predatory, almost
violent, it was lewd, it was graphic, grabbing women by their
genitalia, almost a sense of entitlement that he could have sex
with anyone he chose Ulster talking about this being a married woman
even though Donald Trump had only recently married himself and Melania
was pregnant at the time. The Republican party on high hopes that
this had crossed the Rubicon and that Donald Trump had become toxic.
Donald Trump has said that he won't resign but the numbers of
Republicans wanted him to go seemed to grow and grow. Yeah I think if
the Republican party had an easy mechanism to dump Trump, there are
many in the party who would like them to use the option but it is
more complicated. For a start you already have people who started
voting in many states, Barack Obama for example cast his vote in
Illinois. What would happen to those votes? You've seen today, the New
Hampshire Senator coming out and saying that Donald Trump should step
down. Reportedly some of his closest advisers are saying to him privately
that he should review his position but I don't think it's going to
happen. And you have Donald Trump saying that there is zero chance
that he's going to leave. Where that leaves the Republican Party, it is
praying that there are no more tapes and that there are no more women who
are going to contradict the assertion of Donald Trump is that
what you heard on that tape is not who he is and that he isn't that
kind of individual. 24-hour is before the second presidential
debate. Is this going to crop up? Oh, yeah! Inevitably, Donald Trump
has more or less sets though, at the end of the statement he gave he said
that he has things to say about Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton and that
he will see us at the debate. I think it will inevitably crop up but
there are no easy ways and the Republican Party is squeamish about
this blitzkrieg policy where you try and fight as dirty as you possibly
can. They think that won't help them and it won't help the men and women
in Congress fighting to retain their seats in the Senate and the House of
Representatives. Hillary Clinton is also under fire for some leaks made
about private speeches that she's made in the past. What has been
leaked? These are speeches that she made to Goldman Sachs where she was
on the speaking circuit and was rather pro-free trade and
pro-immigration reform, rather pro-some other things as well. In
the great scheme of things, I suspect that the fire storm and
focus is not on her, it is all around Donald Trump at the moment.
This may cause Hillary Clinton a bit of inconvenience but the lens is
fixed firmly on Donald Trump at the moment.
Let's take a look at some other stories now.
Russia has moved nuclear-capable missiles into its most westerly
territory, Kaleeningrad, which borders Poland and Lithuania,
The Russian defence ministry said the deployment of the Iskander
missiles was part of a military exercise and has happened before.
Russia backed down from plans to permanently deploy such missiles
in Kaliningrad just after President Obama first took office.
Authorities in Kuwait say they have detained
a suspected Islamist militant - who deliberately rammed a truck
loaded with explosives into car carrying five US soldiers.
Officials said the Americans were unhurt in the attack,
but the assailant, identified as an Egyptian national,
The attempted attack is the first to target American troops
The polls have just closed in Georgia's parliamentary elections.
In a bitterly fought contest, the ruling Georgian Dream
Party is being challenged by the United National Movement,
founded by the exiled former president Mikheil Saakashvili.
Georgia is a rare example of a former Soviet State which has
At least 82 people have been killed and more than 500 wounded
after a funeral was bombed in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
The Houthi rebel movement, which controls most of the country,
says warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition carried out the attack.
The Houthi rebel movement, which controls most of the country,
Coalition sources deny an operation took place.
As the building smokes in Sanaa, bodies lie strewn in the day brief.
For the emergency services, a race against time to save the weather
they can. The bitter irony that a funeral held for the father of a
prominent rebel cabinet minister will now result in many more
funerals as the death toll continues to rise. Chaos and carnage is all
around. Hundreds of mourners have suffered appalling injuries. The
Houthi rebel movement that controls most of Yemen has accused the Saudi
led coalition of the air strikes and deliberately targeting the funeral
ceremony. But the coalition has flatly denied the claim. Sources in
the alliance say it wouldn't target such a gathering. For the aid
workers, the politics have been pushed to one side and now it's
about saving lives. It doesn't matter who is behind it. We believe
there were a couple of air strikes that hit the building but at this
point we are trying to save the lives that can be saved. All
organisations are pitching in to help the health authorities. We are
providing body bags and supplies to a number of hospitals in the Yemeni
capital. Much more is needed. The Irani backed Houthi Carroll swept
into Sanaa in 2014 and advanced across much of Yemen, forcing the
internationally recognised government to flee the capital. As
the two sides are locked in dispute it is civilians who are finding
themselves caught up in the turmoil. German police have arrested three
people in connection with their search for a suspect
planning a bomb attack where the suspect -
believed to be a Syrian man - uncovered hundreds of
grammes of explosives. Our Europe correspondent
Damian Grammaticas reports. This is the man being hunted
by German police, Jaber al-Bakr, he is 22 years old,
from Damascus in Syria. Germany's security services say
they have to assume he is dangerous. They believe he may have been
planning a bomb attack. There was a tip-off from Germany's
intelligence services They raided the apartment
in Chemnitz, found that Jaber al-Bakr had already gone,
but hidden inside they uncovered explosives, possibly evidence
of a bomb being prepared. TRANSLATION: At this time
we are busy with final measures here Our main focus now is the manhunt
for the perpetrator, German police say the explosives
are dangerous and will probably have to be destroyed where they are,
so they have been They say that Jaber al-Bakr
was known to the police. Soon after, three arrests were made
nearby, not Jaber al-Bakr himself but three people who it
is believed knew him. They have been taken into police
custody whilst police Stay with us, still to come. In the
wake of Hurricane Matthew, could Kolarov take hold in Haiti? We have
the latest from relief workers. -- cholera.
After 437 years the skeletal ribs of Henry J -- Henry VIII's warship
emerged but the Mary Rose went through another heart stopping
moment. I want to be the people's governor, I want to represent
everybody. I believe in the people of California.
headlines: herself from remarks she describes as rude
Donald Trump's own wife becomes the latest person to distance
herself from remarks she describes as rude and offensive.
Just after Melania Trump made those remarks Donald Trump has
"The media and establishment want me out of the race so badly,
I WILL NEVER DROP OUT OF THE RACE, WILL NEVER LET MY SUPPORTERS DOWN!"
Eric Hamm is an analyst who has written a book
on what the Republicans need to do to get into power.
come on, then. What does Donald Trump need to do after this scandal
to get into power? Donald Trump needs to get down on his knees and
do a lot of begging and a lot of handholding. But I don't think
that's going to work. Republicans are fleeing the nominee in droves
for right now. This is on the EE of a very crucial and very important
presidential debate that he needs to be able to turn the tide. -- on the
eve. You have college educated women who are going to be fleeing this
candidate after the revelations of this hot Mike with him. He has an
effort in front of him now. How significant that his wife and
running mate have also condemned his comments? That's very interesting,
especially with Mike Pence. Right after the vice president or debate,
many people were actually clamouring for him to be at the top of the
ticket and many were seeing him as a potential candidate in 2020. Now
there are calls for Mike Pence to actually become the nominee and for
Trump to drop out or stop -- drop out. Mike Pence has defended Donald
Trump for the last year now. Now turning his back on him, so to speak
and condemning his comments, along with his wife. So he's actually
taking it on all fronts now and it will be interesting to see what
happens and how he responds, particularly tomorrow in the debate
in Saint Louis. So what does this mean for tomorrow's debate? How is
Hillary Clinton going to handle it? Well, Hillary Clinton I think is
going to have to do a 180 because she wanted to continue to get under
his skin, much like she did in the first debate. I think now she
probably wants to take a step back because I suspect that she's going
to be thinking, as many welcomer that both the moderators and the
audience, who can ask questions, we'll go after Donald Trump because
of these latest comments that he made regarding women. So I think
what Hillary wants to do is to be prepared that Donald Trump may begin
to focus on Bill Clinton. I think that could backfire on him because
she can take on a more sympathetic tone, not only with the audience in
the town hall debate, but with the voting electorate who are going to
be watching. Make no mistake, there will be many eyes on this debate
tomorrow. Thank you for joining us. As a down-graded Hurricane
Matthew makes landfall in Southern Carolina,
ten people are reported to have died The hurricane's destruction has been
on a far greater scale in Haiti. 877 people are now known
to have died there. It's the most powerful storm to hit
the area in a decade, This is Jeremie, a town
of 30,000 people torn apart It has been cut off from the rest
of the country for several days. Only now is aid beginning
to arrive by air. The closer we got to Jeremie,
the further from Port-au-Prince, Anything that was not
concrete was flattened. Palm trees were bent over
in half or completely There were several little fishing
villages that just looked desolate. People are doing their best
to rebuild their homes But Haiti is one of the poorest
countries in the world and people are not expecting much help
from their government. Around 1 million people are said
to be in urgent need of assistance. TRANSLATION: I heard a boom and then
the roof came off my house The wind took the roof
and it was just completely gone. As you can see, it took away
everything. Our houses are destroyed,
everything is gone. In the US, the hurricane hit
a glancing blow along There was damage but it wasn't
as bad as expected. Millions had heeded the call
to leave their homes. Further north, the storm surge
brought some of the highest tides on record, flooding
many low-lying areas. The National Hurricane Center says
the storm has now made landfall in South Carolina and serious inland
flooding is expected. Dominique Fevry, who's
with the Oxfam charity in Port-au-Prince, says
the hurricane has made it very difficult to reach some
parts of the country. For the past couple of days, since
Matthew swept through the country, medication is with the officials,
with anyone in the South West is extremely difficult. We know that
there are several areas of the City and principalities that we haven't
been able to reach. So far we have heard of ten cases of cholera but
this is yet to be confirmed. The Ministry of health in Haiti is
already on the site and trying to take care of the case. We already
have staff that we have two help with this disease. Since the
earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, everything hasn't been rebuilt yet
so that means that a lot of the structures were still fragile and
this hurricane isn't helping the case at all. We've heard as well
about the Hurricanes that may come our way. We are on stand-by but for
now the priority is to ensure that the people who are in the South and
cut off from the rest of the country have access to drinkable water,
sanitary kits, as well as food and shelters.
It's a busy day of international football with World Cup qualifiers
Earlier today England beat Malta 2-0 at Wembley in caretaker
manager Gareth Southgate's first match in charge since
Germany are beating the Czech Republic 2-0 with goals
Robert Lewandowski has scored a hat-trick for Poland who
the Japanese grand prix, from second on the grid,
and he will be hoping that history repeats itself.
It was all so close in qualifying, and Hamilton was briefly quicker,
than Rosberg, in the final session of qualifying at Suzuka.
But the German hit back to take pole by that tiny margin.
Coming into this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix it is an advantage
Rosberg who has a 23 point gap over his Mercedes team-mate Lewis
Hamilton. Hamilton is keen to make amends and on the evidence of
today's qualifying secession -- session at Suzuka it is still an
advantage Rosberg but only by 83 centimetres. In Japan they know who
is number one. There's no getting away from it, Nico Rosberg is the
man to beat in Formula 1 the moment. He dominated the circuit, one of the
most challenging in motor racing. The championship leader topping the
time sheets in all three practice sessions and going on to claim pole
position but only by the tiniest of margins. All that separated him from
the title rival and Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton was 100th
of a second. On the track that is the distance of just 82 centimetres.
Best of the rest was the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen, who was three tenths
of a second off the pace. History shows that Ferrari will not
challenge here. All is not lost for Hamilton. He has won the last two
Japanese gron spree -- Japanese races. It was going well before we
can, had a good balance in the car, feeling comfortable, that allowed me
to put in a lap like that at the end. Pleased with that. To be that
close, I was really happy with it. I did as well as I could, I think.
Naturally if you have more laps, you can find more time but generally
happy with that and history has shown that you don't have to be on
pole position to get the win. Nico has done a good job. Hamilton has
won this Grand Prix from second place on the grid for the last two
years so he'll be hoping that history repeats itself tomorrow.
Mercedes have history on their side in another way because the Japanese
Grand Prix has only been won twice from outside the front row of the
grid, since 1991. If Mercedes finished first and second, as
expected, they will wrap up their third consecutive constructors
championship. yet to drop a set at the China Open
- will play Grigor Dimitrov The world number two beat
David Ferrer in straight sets. He dropped only five games
against the Spaniard. Murray will meet a relatively fresh
Dimitrov after the Bulgarian's opponent Milos Raonic withdrew
from their semi-final Johanna Konta has become the first
British player to break into the world's top
10 for 32 years. She reached the final
of the China Open in Beijing. It took more than two-and-a-half
hours for her to beat the American Madison Keys
though, in three sets. She will play Agnieska Radwanska
after she beat Ukranian Elina Now, footage showing
a young whale attempting to help its stranded mother,
has been captured off The calf reatedly nudges its mother,
apparently trying to dislodge her. Local media reported
that the humpback was stuck for around 40 minutes,
in the sea near North After a lot of effort the whale
finally manages to free herself and is filmed heading
towards deeper waters. Migrating whales are a common sight
along Australia's east coast between April and November,
where they mate and give Most of us should be able to enjoy
some fairly decent weather tomorrow. Not looking too bad, some