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The speaker of the South African parliament says MPs will vote
tomorrow on a motion of no-confidence in
President Jacob Zuma, but things have gotten so bad,
A secret ballot becomes necessary where the prevailing atmosphere is
toxic fired all highly charged. America flexes its military
muscles as North Korea says there's no way it will give
up its nuclear programme. The British model allegedly
kidnapped when she turned up for a photo shoot in Italy,
has returned to the UK. And just when you thought it was
safe to go back in the water... meet the flesh eating lice plaguing
some of Australia's beaches. Hello and welcome
to World News Today. Let's cross to South Africa now
where it's been announced that tomorrow's vote of no confidence
in President Jacob Zuma Mr Zuma, who's been implicated
in multiple corruption scandals, has seen off similar votes
in the past, but politicians had not It'll test the unity
within the governing African National Congress as senior
party figures have been increasingly The BBC's Nomsa Maseko
has the latest for us The move took many by surprise
and injects a new element into the proceedings in Parliament
against President Jacob Zuma where the ANC has always
enjoyed a healthy majority. This decision is therefore
in the best interest of the country. The speaker is required to guard
the procedures of this house and to ensure that the outcome
of this very important The secret ballot was seen
as the best option for members of Parliament to vote
without being intimidated. And the call for a vote
of no-confidence on President Jacob Zuma was initiated by opposition
parties the president sacked nine members of his cabinet
in a controversial Cabinet reshuffle in March which saw the country
being economic down grade. It's a choice between
whether you stand with Jacob Zuma You stand for the interests
of South Africa or you don't. So, I think, tomorrow many parties
will have communicated Some feel a very strong confidence
in saying they want to vote We are convinced that the ANC
members will do the right thing. It is now an opportunity for them
to demonstrate that they too are tired of corruption
which is happening in this country. Hundreds of people who marched
outside Parliament have I'm here in support
of my fellow countrymen And that is what we are trying to
say, it's not just about one person. We need to think
about the greater good. What you can see today
and what you are likely to see tomorrow is that people
want to change. And ideally, they won't change
through constitutional means, -- and, ideally, they want to change
through constitutional means, through the normal process of law,
not through violent response. The decision today was in line
with what the expectation I'm not surprised that she decided
in favour of secret ballots because that is democracy
at its best. But the question, though,
is will ANC MPs help President Jacob Zuma keep his job
or show him the door? Jacob Zuma has survived many votes
of no confidence, so why is this time? We have had a similar
deliberation in the highest deliberating body of the ANC. You
have never had an intraparty rebellion that you see now. So many
distinguished leaders of the ANC demand that Jacob Zuma stands down.
I don't think you have ever had the circumstances on a motion of
no-confidence. I do think that this time around, the issue is different
and that is why I'm suggesting it will go down the wire.
North Korea has condemned the latest round of UN sanctions it faces
Pyongyang said that it would not put its nuclear deterrent
on the negotiating table while it faced threats from
Speaking to reporters at a summit in Manila,
the North Korean spokesperson placed the blame for rising
TRANSLATION: Is our nuclear possession a threat to the world,
or is it just a threat to the United States?
We want to make it clear that the worsening situation
on the Korean peninsular, as well as other nuclear issues,
We affirm that we will never replace our nuclear and ballistic
missile programme on the negotiating table, and won't budge
an inch on strengthening our nuclear armaments.
Since North Korea's last missile test, the United States has been
flying spy missions over the Korean peninsula.
Our correspondent Rupert Wingfield Hayes has had rare
A relic of the Cold War, on the last Cold War frontier.
Just after dawn, I'm riding the chase car as a US
spy plane heads out on a classified mission.
The pilot will climb to 70,000 feet, and from there, peer
Our mission is to provide the capability for our
leadership to see what's going on before anybody else.
We're up there every single day to deter the North
Koreans from deciding one day they can get away with something.
From across the border tonight, fresh threats.
North Korean state TV warning the US it will pay 1000
times for its crime of imposing new economic sanctions on Pyongyang.
Meeting in Manila with China's Foreign Minister, the US Secretary
of State again called on Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table.
The best signal that North Korea could give us that they're prepared
to talk would be to stop these missile launches.
Here in South Korea at the 51st Fighter Wing, they
continue to hope for the best, whilst preparing for the worst.
Everybody we've spoken to here agrees that another conflict on
the Korean Peninsula would be an utter disaster for everybody.
That hundreds of thousands of people would die.
But they also say the best way of stopping it happening is
And that's why these guys practice and practice and
practice - so that Kim Jong-un knows that
if he tries to attack the South, there will be an overwhelming
I hope that North Korea calculates correctly and
So obviously, everyone on this side, and I believe
Should deterrents fail, though, we have to
As these 8Ns roll down the runway for another
practice flight, they are just 48 miles from the North Korean border.
The same distance as London to Brighton.
In South Korea, the enemy is never far away.
Rupert Wingfield Hayes, BBC News, the Osan air base,
Let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news.
A team of 15 volunteer firefighters on the Italian island of Sicily have
It's alleged they claimed state payments for putting out fires
Some of them have also been charged with arson.
They, or their friends and relations, are said to have
called the emergency number to report these fires,
Germany is to start sending asylum-seekers back to Greece.
The policy was paused because of a ruling
But Germany can send people back under the European Union's Dublin
convention, which says an asylum claim should be processed
in the country where the migrant first entered the EU.
Berlin says it's asked Athens to receive nearly
Staff at Google have been caught up in a row about the company's gender
It started when a male software engineer wrote a memo saying
the lack of women in top tech jobs was due to biological differences
Many of his colleagues have been critical of the statement
Google says inclusion is very important to the company.
In Afghanistan, more than 50 civilians are reported to have been
killed by militants in the north of the country.
Officials described the attack as "brutal and inhumane" with women
The BBC's Auliya Atrafi in Kabul has more.
The battle in Seri Pul province in northern Afghanistan
According to the local governor, 52 men, women and children
They say it was a joint Taliban and Isis operation.
This is a mainly Shi'ite minority area and they are
So far, Isis has not commented and the attack by the Taliban claims
-- but the Taliban claims responsibility for only killing 28
Afghan local police, who they say were resisting them.
They deny the killing of women and children.
A 20-year-old British model, who says she was kidnapped and held
for nearly a week in Italy, has returned to the UK.
Chloe Ayling says she feared for her life.
Italian police believe the model was attacked and drugged,
before attempts were made to sell her in an online auction.
A Polish man, who lives in the UK, has been arrested.
Held captive inside this isolated Italian farmhouse.
The bizarre and elaborate kidnap allegation centres on how
20-year-old model Chloe Ayling, from south London, was duped
into leaving the UK for a photoshoot in Milan.
Once inside this fake studio, she is said to have been snatched
by three men and injected with the drug Ketamine.
Unconscious, she was bundled into this bag, placed in the boot
While Chloe Ayling was held captive in this house behind me,
the police statement says she was tied to furniture,
a chest of drawers, whilst the kidnappers tried
to sell her on the dark web, and then raise a ransom.
The hideout is surrounded by abandoned houses,
TRANSLATION: First of all I saw this English man, this English painter.
But before that, there was this Mercedes.
The Mercedes disappeared, but they kept the Volvo.
Italian authorities say Chloe Ayling was eventually released
by one of her captors, and driven to the British
Lukasz Herba, a Polish national living in the West Midlands,
has been arrested in connection with kidnap and extortion.
I've been through a terrifying experience.
I feared for my life second by second, minute
I am incredibly grateful to the Italian and UK authorities
for all they have done to secure my safe release.
Milan is a magnet for aspiring models, where the dangers
of unscrupulous agencies have long been clear.
But this rare case has shocked and baffled investigators here,
still trying to piece together exactly what happened.
Australia has many attractions - but it's also a place that's
renowned for it's deadly wildlife and insects.
Swimmers at many of the country's beaches are warned of the dangers
of sharks, stingrays, poison octopi and jellyfish.
But there may now be another predator to add to the list -
Some would say it's an Australian way of life,
but for 16-year-old Sam, his visit to Brighton Beach,
a popular swimming spot in Melbourne, didn't end well.
I walked out of the water, saw what I thought was sand
covering my ankles and lower calf, so I just shook it off quite
violently and it came off, and by the time I'd walked
across the sand about 20 metres to put my thongs on,
I looked down and noticed that I had blood all over my ankles.
The next night, Sam's father went back to the beach with a net full
of meat and captured the creatures he said were responsible.
These guys love red meat. They are devouring this. That gives an
understanding as to how small these little creatures are.
Museums Victoria has identified the tiny attackers as anthropods,
Experts say they are an important part of the ecosystem that clean up
breaking down debris, and probably started feeding
on Sam as he was standing still for some time.
And in the cold water, he didn't feel anything unusual.
Of course, in true Aussie style, the teenager's family say they'll
continue swimming at the beach, but will make sure they don't
Let's talk to Alex Harvey who manages the sea water centre in the
UK. You join us from Plymouth. I haven't heard of any of these
creatures in the UK. But what are these tiny little flesh eating
monsters? These are a species of crustacean, tiny, related to things
like crabs, shrimp and prawns. They are an incredibly diverse group.
Sometimes night -- something like 9900 species, all over the world,
everywhere you go. They are tiny, but they did an awful lot of damage
on that young swimmer. Why is that? Is a really unusual case, Neal will
leave feed on detritus like seaweed on the shore and they may scavenge
on deck finish but the go-ahead by the person is almost a freaked --
freak -- they might scavenge on dead fish but to go ahead and backed a
person is very unusual. The boy said he didn't notice the creatures
biting him, did you find that explanation credible? Possibly. He
might have had a small cut on his foot although maybe there was a
piece of dead fish and he walked into the group that was already
feeding. Explain how common they are? We are hearing about this one
incident, where else can we expect to find these things? From the
Marianas trench all the way to sea ice under the Arctic. All over the
coast of the UK. They are not only in marine environments, they are in
freshwater. They are really, really common. You probably would not have
seen them. In that case, I am struggling to know why we are
suddenly hearing about these now. It's feet are in a desperate
condition. Why are we only hearing about this now? This is probably the
first time it has ever happened. I have found no evidence that this has
ever happened anywhere else. In terms of recovery, these bites, what
can we expect and what is your to swimmers? I don't think there is
anything to fear. Go about your life as normal. It will probably never
happen again. The reason it happened again is that there is probably an
anticoagulant which makes the bleeding carry on longer than it
would. If you are worried, don't stand in the same place for long or
when neoprene socks. But nothing to worry about. He that advice from
Alex Harvey from the Marine biological Association. Thank you.
Doctors in Brazil say that a woman who walked dashed travels into a
slum area is lucky to be alive. Officials say that the family were
attacked after taking a wrong turn in their car.
They open -- gunfire opened on them because they failed to stop after
entering a drug area. There were bullets fired which could have been
fatal. But she survived. The bullet passed through the abdomen but not
hit any big blood vessels all the important organs. She was very
lucky. It all happened in a popular coastal resort. It is about 90 miles
from Rio de Janeiro. There are slums here which even local officials
admit are so dangerous that almost no one can go in.
TRANSLATION: We have a community that we cannot
enter. The public service and the press cannot enter. That is
inadmissible. We have to take urgent measures. But for Eloise Dixon and
her family, it's too late. A holiday that nearly ended in total disaster
-- disaster because they turn of the road in search of water bottles.
Around the world, caesarean section rates have increased dramatically,
something that's proven controversial as a large
amount of them aparently are not medically required.
In most OECD countries - that's mostly North America, Europe,
Japan and Australia - nearly a third of births
are delivered by C-section but in another - Turkey -
more than half of babies are born by caesarean - that's
For this mother of one, life has not always been a walk in the park.
On the 36th week of her pregnancy, her doctor said she did not have
enough amniotic fluid levels in her womb.
She was taken urgently to a Caesarean delivery.
TRANSLATION: Women who give natural birth talk about how
they embraced their babies immediately, how they bonded,
I had severe postpartum depression afterwards.
Was that why I had to have a C-section?
Here at this hospital, eight babies are born today,
Over 50% of babies are born not by natural birth,
That rate is the highest amongst OECD countries.
But why do so many expecting mothers go through these operations?
The increase in Caesarean sections is due to a range of factors,
including the rise in first births among older women and multiple
But are all of these Caesareans really medically justified?
Five years ago, Turkey adopted a law making it
the first country to punish elective Caesarean sections.
But it still has one of the highest rates of C-section among
Doctors say the reasons for that are many, but that
We don't earn more when we do C-sections as a doctor.
If the patient says, I'm really afraid of having
a vaginal or natural birth, what can I do as a doctor?
Most Turkish women these days hope to give birth naturally,
but of course, things don't always go according to plan.
Now let's turn to the world of athletics.
Well at the World Athletics Championships here in London,
the 22-year old Belgian Nafissatou Thiam beat off all-comers to win -
and added a gold to her Olympic gold in Rio last year.
She came to our studio earlier and spoke to my
Nafissatou, thank you very much for joining us.
Let's start with the medal. Sure.
If you can show that to our audience, the glistening gold.
Fantastic. You must be thrilled.
Yeah, I'm very happy. It was a very difficult weekend.
But I'm really happy I was able to manage all this and get the gold.
You finished with the 800 metres and for those
For everybody involved, but there is so much hanging on it,
We have got some pictures of near the end of the race.
How were you feeling as you were coming around
the last 100 or 200 metres, with everything still to run for?
I was really relieved when you finish with the 800,
because it was two very long days before the 800.
I think I have been for six hours waiting in the stadium
It's always a relief to give everything to the last event
You said at the start, you had a lot of pressure.
But you are Olympic champion, so presumably your expectation
Of course, I knew I was the favourite,
It was very different than in Rio last year,
So I could do my heptahlon in my corner
But this year, all eyes were waiting for me to do something great
So that was not easy to manage, because I really don't want to start
a competition stressing and thinking about you get to get
gold or everybody is going to be disappointed.
So I really had to give my best to not think about it
Your medal was presented last night and I have to ask you,
It is a talking point that everybody seems to have
How do you feel about dopers being allowed back in sport?
Yeah, I think of course we saw a lot of big reaction, a lot of booing.
Nobody likes cheating in the sport but I think it is also a bit
of respect when somebody is on the track.
If you don't like him, don't applaud, but show respect.
I think it was a hard night for everybody.
We see it, we had a lot of trouble with doping in athletics and I think
She certainly took it all in her stride! Fantastic achievement. Lots
of special coverage of the world athletics championship and tonight
four gold medals will be one. That is on our website.
Don't forget you can get in touch with me and some
of the team on Twitter - I'm @BBCKasiaMadera
Good evening. A fine settled week of sack -- settled whether this is not.
It will be changeable and very wet in some places. Generally a