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North Korea claims its latest intercontinental ballistic missile
test proves ANY target in the US is now within striking distance.
The White House War - Donald Trump names General John
Kelly as his next chief of staff after days of public in-fighting.
Done an incredible job thus far, respected by everybody.
An interim Prime Minister is chosen by Pakistan's ruling party,
but he'll only stand-in until the brother of ousted leader
I have a 45-year-old female on the phone who says she has a boa
constrictor stuck to her face. Also in the programme -
the emergency call from a woman in the US who was being attacked
by a Boa Constrictor. Hello and welcome to World News
Today. South Korea says it will speed-up
the deployment of the remaining components of the American
THAAD anti-missile system. It follows North Korea's
latest rocket test. North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has
claimed the US mainland is now The launch has been condemned
worldwide with China also From Seoul, here's our
correspondent Karen Allen. Cloaked in darkness,
state-run TV captured the final A potent symbol of North Korea's
defiance in the face its leader Kim Jong-un
there to witness it all. And the moment that Pyongyang
thumbed its nose at the world. The second launch of
an intercontinental ballistic It travelled higher and further
than the missile fired before, eventually splashing down
in the ocean off the coast of Japan. Then came the official
confirmation from Pyongyang. The newsreader announcing that this
test was proof that the whole Pictures show a triumphant
North Korean leader. In Washington, President Trump
described the test The reaction from North Korea's
neighbour in the South TRANSLATION: South Korea strongly
condemns this reckless act, dashing the international
community's hopes of eased inter-Korean military tensions and,
in particular, Seoul's offer These joint US-South Korea military
drills a response to the launch, designed to send a clear message
that Seoul and Washington stand shoulder to shoulder in the face
of an increasingly belligerent The US already has battleships
in the Pacific Ocean. Now it's promised to scale
up its strategic assets in response More aircraft carriers and stealth
bombers could soon be on the way. A jubilant Kim Jong-un wants US
recognition as a nuclear power. Instead, in the wake
of another missile test, he is likely to face stiffer
sanctions, with China and Russia under pressure not
to stand in the way. Terence Roehrig is the Director
of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group This missile went higher and
further, alarming, do you think? Certainly, it is part of the
progression of North Korea improving its capabilities. It is showing,
evermore, it is able to reach the United States and therefore
believing it has a deterrent capability to prevent the United
States, as it believes, from perhaps conducting some sort of a regime
change operation. Is the US in him and in danger? I don't think so.
What you have going on is deterrent on both sides. We have, for years,
been in the goal of trying to deter North Korea of a Korean War style
event. That has been successful for over 60 years. I am expecting that
will be continue to be successful. In return, North Korea is trying to
deter others. So we have deterrence going from both sides of the
strategic equation and the key will be to be able to maintain some sort
of strategic stability, in spite of these changes. We heard in that
report, the US is about to scale up its military deployments, are we
about to see some confrontation? Know I don't. I think we will see
continued posturing on both sides. The United States, is likely to, it
in conjunction with South Korea, conduct a number of things. Efforts
to pass another Security Council resolution. We will see how the
Chinese and the Russians respond. We will see some of these efforts to
bring other strategic assets to the region to reinforce the alliance,
reinforced deterrence. South Korea considering its hesitation to deploy
the other batteries. But the strategic problem is still going to
be there, as very unlikely, North Korea will ever give up its nuclear
weapons. Thank you very much. There's plenty more on this
story on our website, including analysis from our
Diplomatic Correspondent Jonathan Marcus on how the United States
could defend itself. It has been a fast-paced week in
Washington. The latest high profile departure
from Donald Trump's administration is the President's,
now former, chief of He was the subject of
a tirade of abuse last week from the new White House
communications director. Mr Priebus, whose tenure
was the shortest of any White House Chief of Staff in modern
US history, has been replaced by John Kelly, a former General,
who President Trump praised for his work as head
of Homeland Security. Done an incredible job thus far,
respected by everybody. Our Washington Correspondent Laura
Bicker gave us reaction Well, the Republican
party has been praising Reince Priebus, who is,
in effect, one of their own. That could be part of the reason why
Donald Trump never seemed Remember, he was appointed Chief
of staff because he was part He also knew how those levers
in Washington should work. But as the six months wore on,
Donald Trump has reportedly described him as weak and also said
he questioned his loyalty. And now he has turned to someone
outside of the political sphere. He is looking to someone outside
of the swamp, as he called it. He is an marine general,
4-star general, who could impose some kind of perhaps military
discipline on a rather He is also seen as having done
a remarkable job as head So how he'll do in the West Wing,
we'll have to wait and see. And what we are seeing
is a Republican party and a White House who seemed to be
distancing themselves Yes, and the other defeat this week
was of course over health care and Donald Trump has been
tweeting over that. What impact do you think
that might have? Well, the defeat of health care
is something all Americans I have travelled the length
and breadth of this country and it's And that is because for those
who rely on the free health care they now get under President Obama's
reforms, without it, they don't know how they'll cope,
they don't know how they'll And for those who are middle
class, middle income, hard-working families,
feel their premiums have shot up And that is one of the reasons why
Donald Trump is trying to get this done, but his frustration is clear
because there are political And this morning on Twitter,
he's blaming those political systems and blaming the Republicans
for defecting, rather So the effect of distancing himself
from the Republican party could be a good one for the president,
because he then can blame the party for his problems,
rather than his own presidency. Nawaz Sharif, has named his brother
as his ultimate successor. Mr Sharif, who was forced to resign
over corruption allegations, has appointed a caretaker leader
until his sibling, Shahbaz Sharif, It's a move that's been
criticised by the opposition, Rain poured down as the ruling party
gathered to choose a new leader. Many in Pakistan hope yesterday's
Supreme Court ruling that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was unfit to
hold office, would begin a cleansing of corruption within the political
class. The disgraced former Prime Minister
today denied any wrongdoing, before introducing the new leader. His
brother, Shahbas Sharif. An interim Prime Minister will hold the fort
until Shahbas Sharif gets a seat in parliament. You would have thought
keeping the party leadership and therefore the Prime Minister ship
Pakistan within the same family, would be controversial. But the only
rally anywhere near the Pakistani capital today, was of supporters of
the ruling party. Whatever reservations Pakistanis may have
about power staying within this family, the fact is, under Nawaz
Sharif, the country has prospered. Terror attacks are down and the
economy is growing steadily. Let's take a look at some of
the other stories making the news. Poland's nationalist government has
hit back after the European Union started legal action over reforms
to the Polish legal system. The European Commission said
the new rules allowed the justice minister to exert influence
on individual judges by deciding how But the Polish Foreign Minister said
the Commission's actions Two people have been killed
in a stampede during a football Police say too many people had been
trying to enter the stadium, that once hosted the 2010
World Cup final. Kenyan police say unidentified
gunmen have attacked the home of Deputy President William Ruto,
in the western town of Eldorett. Local reports say a police officer
manning the gate was injured. Mr Ruto and his family were not
at home at the time. The incident comes ten days before
Kenya holds presidential, Colombia's president says
he won't recognise the result of Sunday's vote in neighbouring
Venezuela. It's to elect an assembly with the
power to rewrite the constitution. It came as protests
against the government's plans gained momentum
in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. This is the Avenue, one of the main
arterial roads in eastern Caracas. Normally it would be full of traffic
and pedestrians. This is one of the main parts through the city, but
today it is just barricaded completely. The streets are
deserted, every few hundred metres, there is rubbish, barbed wire, young
men and women sitting out, protecting the streets from anybody
coming through, any traffic. This is the environment in which Sunday's
vote is due to take place. It is happening not just in this part of
Caracas, but across the city. Wherever there are neighbours who
are opposed to the administration and Sunday's vote, which they see as
the final imposition of a dictatorship in Venezuela, people
are turning out and closing the streets and they say they will
continue to do so until they can effect a change in the country.
The US space agency Nasa has ordered an investigation after confirmation
astronauts were cleared to fly while drunk.
The last foot patrol in South Armagh, one an everyday part of the
soldier's lot, drudgery and danger. Now know more after almost four
decades. If you are in a private house, not doing any harm to anyone,
I don't see why all these people should wander in and say you were
doing something wrong. Six rare white line clubs are on the prowl at
Worcestershire Park and they have been met with a roar of approval
from visitors. They are lovely, really sweet. Really cute.
North Korea claims its latest intercontinental ballistic missile
test proves that any target in the US is now
Donald Trump has named General John Kelly as his next
chief of staff after days of public in-fighting.
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has offered her
"deepest sympathy" to the relatives of a man who killed in a knife
Mrs Merkel promised a full investigation into the attack
which was carried out by a known Islamist.
Our Berlin correspondent Damian McGuinness reports.
This mobile phone video shot by an eyewitness,
shows a group of local residents trying to stop the attack
They were in a nearby cafe when he ran past,
attacking people on the street with a large knife.
The men grabbed chairs to bring him under control,
TRANSLATION: A woman ran and shouted, there
People got up and there was panic on the other side of the street.
20, 30 people fleeing before the attacker.
Some people stood up, armed themselves with chairs
and tried to stop him, to surround him and chasing.
and tried to stop him, to surround him and chase him.
He stopped at the crossing and wake the knife and shouted God is good.
He was then cornered further along by other people.
German officials said the attacker came to Germany in 2015
His application for asylum was rejected.
He was known to be an Islamist, but wasn't considered dangerous.
TRANSLATION: I can say at the moment the perpetrator's motive
on the one hand, connected to Islamist motives.
On the other hand there is also evidence of mental instability.
We are currently assuming it is a mix of both, it is not yet
The attack happened on Friday afternoon.
The man went into this supermarket, grabbed a large kitchen knife
from a shelf and stabbed a nearby 50-year-old man to death.
He then attacked other people in the shop, before running outside.
It was thanks to these local men, now being called heroes of hamburg,
It was thanks to these local men, now being called Heroes of Hamburg,
that more people weren't injured or killed.
Sri Lanka has signed a billion dollar deal with China
for the control and development of a deep sea port.
The site is in the strategically important southern Sri Lankan
town of Hambantota, near the main shipping route
The agreement had been delayed because of local concerns
that the port could be used by the Chinese military.
Our South Asia editor, Anbarasan Ethirajan, has more.
Located in southern Sri Lanka, Hambantota port straddles the
world's busiest East, West shipping route. Built with Chinese financial
assistance in 2010, the port was supposed to transform the poorer
regions in the area, but it has been making losses. Now, Colombo is
releasing the facility to China for a deal worth more than $1 billion.
China says the portable play a crucial role in its initiative to
boost trade with the rest of the world.
We will make sure that Hambantota port will gain status as a gateway
to the spending and economics of the African region well we have similar
deals. The Sri Lanka government says the money will be used to repay part
of its debt and the country and mitts it is struggling to repay. Of
course there is debt. We had to carry the burden. We still have two,
as I have been showing in some of the recent press conferences, Sri
Lanka have to pay huge amounts of interest. There have been protest
over the planned Chinese industrial park to be set up near the port.
Villagers are scared they will be forced out of their homes.
Neighbouring India is also nervous, with Beijing getting a foothold
close to its southern tip. For now, Colombo insists the Sri Lanka Navy
will be in charge of the security of the port and no foreign navy will be
able to use it as a base. It is hard to predict how China will respond if
it's huge investments overseas are threatened in the future.
The Netherlands are through to the semifinals of the women's European
football championships. They beat Sweden 2-0. A goal in each half for
the Netherlands, who have reached the last four since 2009. Torrential
rain in Rotterdam has meant Saturday's second quarterfinal had
to be postponed. Germany will now play Denmark on Sunday at midday,
local time. England take on France in their quarterfinal on Sunday who
have beaten the lioness is in their last three major tournaments.
England haven't won against them since Mark Samson took over in 2013,
but that is a record be confident they can change. Mentally, we
believe we can beat them. We have been close in the past. An 87th
minute equaliser in 2011 and then beaten on penalties. We put them out
of the qualification for the World Cup in 2006, but got two draws. It
was an away draw that put us through. We were close back in
March. We are in a different place now, physically better prepared and
hopefully that will get us along. England's cricketers will hope the
better weather as they tried to build a commanding lead in the third
test against South Africa at the Oval. The home side 74-1 in their
second innings when rain stopped play on day three, leader of 252
runs. Toby Roland-Jones got fifth wicket as the tourists were 175 all
out. If we can get up to hoards daily-macro up towards the 400, in
reasonable time, we will be happy with that. I'd hope we can bowl them
out in a day, in a session. We have some big hitters to come in towards
the backend who can speed up the run rate. So that will be the way we
will be looking to go about it, I would imagine.
A 17th test century from Virat Kohli has helped India win their first
test against Sri Lanka. They declared on 240-3, setting Sri Lanka
a daunting victory target of 550 and with injuries, Sri Lanka were out
the 245 all out. Sebastian Vettel will start the
Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position as he looks to extend, what
has become a slender lead in the Formula 1 drivers championship. The
German is just a point ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the standings, but
will be part of an all Ferrari front row after Kimi Raikkonen was second
quickest. Hamilton could only qualify fourth. Also behind his
Mercedes team-mate after completing just one lap in the shoot out for
pole position. Paul di Resta, driving for Williams after Felipe
Massa was forced to pull out to illness. He qualified 19th, his
first Formula 1 race in three years. There is more on all of those
stories on the BBC Sport website and the round-up of all the action from
the world swimming Championships in Budapest.
That is all that daily-macro the sport for now.
Now to a rather unusual emergency call in the US state of Ohio.
A panicked woman on the phone is heard asking for help
because she was being attacked by a large boa constrictor.
9/11, what is the location of your emergency. I have a boa constrictor
stuck to my face. You have a what? A boa constrictor. In her own
backyard, a woman was strangled by the very snake she rescued a day
earlier. When firefighters arrived minutes later, they found the woman
laying in her driveway with the 1.6 metre boa constrictor wrapped around
her body. They used a pocket knife to cut the snake's head. The victim
was treated for nonlife threatening injuries. Just really pleased with
the paramedic' response. To think that quick, to take the pocket knife
out and do they did, but obviously they had to destroy the slate. Boa
constructors are tropical to Central America and while they are
nonvenomous, they squeeze their prey and swallow them whole. The victim
kept no fewer than 11 snakes in her home. Rachel Carey, BBC News.
North Korea claims its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic
missile proves it now has the ability to strike any target
Western experts who have examined data from the launch agree that most
major US cities could now be in range.
That is it from me and the team. Goodbye for now.
It was the central third of the UK that saw the best of the weather.
Across the North, mixture of sunshine and