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The speaker of the South African parliament says MPs will vote

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tomorrow on a motion of no-confidence in

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President Jacob Zuma, but things have gotten so bad,

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A secret ballot becomes necessary where the prevailing atmosphere is

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toxic fired all highly charged. America flexes its military

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muscles as North Korea says there's no way it will give

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up its nuclear programme. The British model allegedly

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kidnapped when she turned up for a photo shoot in Italy,

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has returned to the UK. And just when you thought it was

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safe to go back in the water... meet the flesh eating lice plaguing

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some of Australia's beaches. Hello and welcome

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to World News Today. Let's cross to South Africa now

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where it's been announced that tomorrow's vote of no confidence

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in President Jacob Zuma Mr Zuma, who's been implicated

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in multiple corruption scandals, has seen off similar votes

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in the past, but politicians had not It'll test the unity

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within the governing African National Congress as senior

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party figures have been increasingly The BBC's Nomsa Maseko

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has the latest for us The move took many by surprise

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and injects a new element into the proceedings in Parliament

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against President Jacob Zuma where the ANC has always

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enjoyed a healthy majority. This decision is therefore

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in the best interest of the country. The speaker is required to guard

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the procedures of this house and to ensure that the outcome

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of this very important The secret ballot was seen

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as the best option for members of Parliament to vote

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without being intimidated. And the call for a vote

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of no-confidence on President Jacob Zuma was initiated by opposition

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parties the president sacked nine members of his cabinet

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in a controversial Cabinet reshuffle in March which saw the country

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being economic down grade. It's a choice between

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whether you stand with Jacob Zuma You stand for the interests

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of South Africa or you don't. So, I think, tomorrow many parties

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will have communicated Some feel a very strong confidence

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in saying they want to vote We are convinced that the ANC

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members will do the right thing. It is now an opportunity for them

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to demonstrate that they too are tired of corruption

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which is happening in this country. Hundreds of people who marched

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outside Parliament have I'm here in support

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of my fellow countrymen And that is what we are trying to

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say, it's not just about one person. We need to think

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about the greater good. What you can see today

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and what you are likely to see tomorrow is that people

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want to change. And ideally, they won't change

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through constitutional means, -- and, ideally, they want to change

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through constitutional means, through the normal process of law,

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not through violent response. The decision today was in line

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with what the expectation I'm not surprised that she decided

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in favour of secret ballots because that is democracy

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at its best. But the question, though,

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is will ANC MPs help President Jacob Zuma keep his job

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or show him the door? Jacob Zuma has survived many votes

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of no confidence, so why is this time? We have had a similar

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deliberation in the highest deliberating body of the ANC. You

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have never had an intraparty rebellion that you see now. So many

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distinguished leaders of the ANC demand that Jacob Zuma stands down.

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I don't think you have ever had the circumstances on a motion of

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no-confidence. I do think that this time around, the issue is different

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and that is why I'm suggesting it will go down the wire.

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North Korea has condemned the latest round of UN sanctions it faces

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Pyongyang said that it would not put its nuclear deterrent

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on the negotiating table while it faced threats from

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Speaking to reporters at a summit in Manila,

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the North Korean spokesperson placed the blame for rising

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TRANSLATION: Is our nuclear possession a threat to the world,

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or is it just a threat to the United States?

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We want to make it clear that the worsening situation

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on the Korean peninsular, as well as other nuclear issues,

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We affirm that we will never replace our nuclear and ballistic

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missile programme on the negotiating table, and won't budge

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an inch on strengthening our nuclear armaments.

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Since North Korea's last missile test, the United States has been

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flying spy missions over the Korean peninsula.

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Our correspondent Rupert Wingfield Hayes has had rare

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A relic of the Cold War, on the last Cold War frontier.

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Just after dawn, I'm riding the chase car as a US

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spy plane heads out on a classified mission.

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The pilot will climb to 70,000 feet, and from there, peer

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Our mission is to provide the capability for our

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leadership to see what's going on before anybody else.

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We're up there every single day to deter the North

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Koreans from deciding one day they can get away with something.

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From across the border tonight, fresh threats.

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North Korean state TV warning the US it will pay 1000

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times for its crime of imposing new economic sanctions on Pyongyang.

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Meeting in Manila with China's Foreign Minister, the US Secretary

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of State again called on Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table.

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The best signal that North Korea could give us that they're prepared

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to talk would be to stop these missile launches.

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Here in South Korea at the 51st Fighter Wing, they

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continue to hope for the best, whilst preparing for the worst.

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Everybody we've spoken to here agrees that another conflict on

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the Korean Peninsula would be an utter disaster for everybody.

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That hundreds of thousands of people would die.

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But they also say the best way of stopping it happening is

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And that's why these guys practice and practice and

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practice - so that Kim Jong-un knows that

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if he tries to attack the South, there will be an overwhelming

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I hope that North Korea calculates correctly and

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So obviously, everyone on this side, and I believe

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Should deterrents fail, though, we have to

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As these 8Ns roll down the runway for another

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practice flight, they are just 48 miles from the North Korean border.

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The same distance as London to Brighton.

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In South Korea, the enemy is never far away.

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Rupert Wingfield Hayes, BBC News, the Osan air base,

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Let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news.

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A team of 15 volunteer firefighters on the Italian island of Sicily have

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It's alleged they claimed state payments for putting out fires

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Some of them have also been charged with arson.

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They, or their friends and relations, are said to have

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called the emergency number to report these fires,

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Germany is to start sending asylum-seekers back to Greece.

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The policy was paused because of a ruling

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But Germany can send people back under the European Union's Dublin

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convention, which says an asylum claim should be processed

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in the country where the migrant first entered the EU.

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Berlin says it's asked Athens to receive nearly

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Staff at Google have been caught up in a row about the company's gender

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It started when a male software engineer wrote a memo saying

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the lack of women in top tech jobs was due to biological differences

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Many of his colleagues have been critical of the statement

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Google says inclusion is very important to the company.

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In Afghanistan, more than 50 civilians are reported to have been

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killed by militants in the north of the country.

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Officials described the attack as "brutal and inhumane" with women

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The BBC's Auliya Atrafi in Kabul has more.

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The battle in Seri Pul province in northern Afghanistan

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According to the local governor, 52 men, women and children

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They say it was a joint Taliban and Isis operation.

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This is a mainly Shi'ite minority area and they are

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So far, Isis has not commented and the attack by the Taliban claims

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-- but the Taliban claims responsibility for only killing 28

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Afghan local police, who they say were resisting them.

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They deny the killing of women and children.

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A 20-year-old British model, who says she was kidnapped and held

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for nearly a week in Italy, has returned to the UK.

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Chloe Ayling says she feared for her life.

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Italian police believe the model was attacked and drugged,

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before attempts were made to sell her in an online auction.

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A Polish man, who lives in the UK, has been arrested.

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Held captive inside this isolated Italian farmhouse.

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The bizarre and elaborate kidnap allegation centres on how

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20-year-old model Chloe Ayling, from south London, was duped

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into leaving the UK for a photoshoot in Milan.

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Once inside this fake studio, she is said to have been snatched

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by three men and injected with the drug Ketamine.

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Unconscious, she was bundled into this bag, placed in the boot

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While Chloe Ayling was held captive in this house behind me,

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the police statement says she was tied to furniture,

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a chest of drawers, whilst the kidnappers tried

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to sell her on the dark web, and then raise a ransom.

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The hideout is surrounded by abandoned houses,

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TRANSLATION: First of all I saw this English man, this English painter.

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But before that, there was this Mercedes.

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The Mercedes disappeared, but they kept the Volvo.

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Italian authorities say Chloe Ayling was eventually released

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by one of her captors, and driven to the British

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Lukasz Herba, a Polish national living in the West Midlands,

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has been arrested in connection with kidnap and extortion.

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I've been through a terrifying experience.

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I feared for my life second by second, minute

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I am incredibly grateful to the Italian and UK authorities

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for all they have done to secure my safe release.

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Milan is a magnet for aspiring models, where the dangers

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of unscrupulous agencies have long been clear.

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But this rare case has shocked and baffled investigators here,

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still trying to piece together exactly what happened.

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Australia has many attractions - but it's also a place that's

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renowned for it's deadly wildlife and insects.

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Swimmers at many of the country's beaches are warned of the dangers

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of sharks, stingrays, poison octopi and jellyfish.

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But there may now be another predator to add to the list -

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Some would say it's an Australian way of life,

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but for 16-year-old Sam, his visit to Brighton Beach,

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a popular swimming spot in Melbourne, didn't end well.

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I walked out of the water, saw what I thought was sand

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covering my ankles and lower calf, so I just shook it off quite

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violently and it came off, and by the time I'd walked

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across the sand about 20 metres to put my thongs on,

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I looked down and noticed that I had blood all over my ankles.

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The next night, Sam's father went back to the beach with a net full

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of meat and captured the creatures he said were responsible.

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These guys love red meat. They are devouring this. That gives an

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understanding as to how small these little creatures are.

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Museums Victoria has identified the tiny attackers as anthropods,

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Experts say they are an important part of the ecosystem that clean up

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breaking down debris, and probably started feeding

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on Sam as he was standing still for some time.

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And in the cold water, he didn't feel anything unusual.

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Of course, in true Aussie style, the teenager's family say they'll

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continue swimming at the beach, but will make sure they don't

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Let's talk to Alex Harvey who manages the sea water centre in the

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UK. You join us from Plymouth. I haven't heard of any of these

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creatures in the UK. But what are these tiny little flesh eating

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monsters? These are a species of crustacean, tiny, related to things

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like crabs, shrimp and prawns. They are an incredibly diverse group.

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Sometimes night -- something like 9900 species, all over the world,

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everywhere you go. They are tiny, but they did an awful lot of damage

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on that young swimmer. Why is that? Is a really unusual case, Neal will

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leave feed on detritus like seaweed on the shore and they may scavenge

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on deck finish but the go-ahead by the person is almost a freaked --

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freak -- they might scavenge on dead fish but to go ahead and backed a

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person is very unusual. The boy said he didn't notice the creatures

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biting him, did you find that explanation credible? Possibly. He

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might have had a small cut on his foot although maybe there was a

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piece of dead fish and he walked into the group that was already

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feeding. Explain how common they are? We are hearing about this one

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incident, where else can we expect to find these things? From the

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Marianas trench all the way to sea ice under the Arctic. All over the

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coast of the UK. They are not only in marine environments, they are in

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freshwater. They are really, really common. You probably would not have

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seen them. In that case, I am struggling to know why we are

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suddenly hearing about these now. It's feet are in a desperate

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condition. Why are we only hearing about this now? This is probably the

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first time it has ever happened. I have found no evidence that this has

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ever happened anywhere else. In terms of recovery, these bites, what

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can we expect and what is your to swimmers? I don't think there is

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anything to fear. Go about your life as normal. It will probably never

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happen again. The reason it happened again is that there is probably an

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anticoagulant which makes the bleeding carry on longer than it

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would. If you are worried, don't stand in the same place for long or

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when neoprene socks. But nothing to worry about. He that advice from

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Alex Harvey from the Marine biological Association. Thank you.

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Doctors in Brazil say that a woman who walked dashed travels into a

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slum area is lucky to be alive. Officials say that the family were

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attacked after taking a wrong turn in their car.

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They open -- gunfire opened on them because they failed to stop after

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entering a drug area. There were bullets fired which could have been

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fatal. But she survived. The bullet passed through the abdomen but not

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hit any big blood vessels all the important organs. She was very

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lucky. It all happened in a popular coastal resort. It is about 90 miles

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from Rio de Janeiro. There are slums here which even local officials

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admit are so dangerous that almost no one can go in.

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TRANSLATION: We have a community that we cannot

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enter. The public service and the press cannot enter. That is

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inadmissible. We have to take urgent measures. But for Eloise Dixon and

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her family, it's too late. A holiday that nearly ended in total disaster

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-- disaster because they turn of the road in search of water bottles.

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Around the world, caesarean section rates have increased dramatically,

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something that's proven controversial as a large

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amount of them aparently are not medically required.

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In most OECD countries - that's mostly North America, Europe,

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Japan and Australia - nearly a third of births

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are delivered by C-section but in another - Turkey -

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more than half of babies are born by caesarean - that's

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For this mother of one, life has not always been a walk in the park.

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On the 36th week of her pregnancy, her doctor said she did not have

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enough amniotic fluid levels in her womb.

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She was taken urgently to a Caesarean delivery.

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TRANSLATION: Women who give natural birth talk about how

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they embraced their babies immediately, how they bonded,

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I had severe postpartum depression afterwards.

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Was that why I had to have a C-section?

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Here at this hospital, eight babies are born today,

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Over 50% of babies are born not by natural birth,

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That rate is the highest amongst OECD countries.

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But why do so many expecting mothers go through these operations?

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The increase in Caesarean sections is due to a range of factors,

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including the rise in first births among older women and multiple

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But are all of these Caesareans really medically justified?

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Five years ago, Turkey adopted a law making it

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the first country to punish elective Caesarean sections.

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But it still has one of the highest rates of C-section among

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Doctors say the reasons for that are many, but that

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We don't earn more when we do C-sections as a doctor.

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If the patient says, I'm really afraid of having

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a vaginal or natural birth, what can I do as a doctor?

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Most Turkish women these days hope to give birth naturally,

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but of course, things don't always go according to plan.

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Now let's turn to the world of athletics.

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Well at the World Athletics Championships here in London,

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the 22-year old Belgian Nafissatou Thiam beat off all-comers to win -

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and added a gold to her Olympic gold in Rio last year.

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She came to our studio earlier and spoke to my

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Nafissatou, thank you very much for joining us.

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Let's start with the medal. Sure.

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If you can show that to our audience, the glistening gold.

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Fantastic. You must be thrilled.

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Yeah, I'm very happy. It was a very difficult weekend.

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But I'm really happy I was able to manage all this and get the gold.

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You finished with the 800 metres and for those

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For everybody involved, but there is so much hanging on it,

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We have got some pictures of near the end of the race.

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How were you feeling as you were coming around

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the last 100 or 200 metres, with everything still to run for?

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I was really relieved when you finish with the 800,

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because it was two very long days before the 800.

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I think I have been for six hours waiting in the stadium

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It's always a relief to give everything to the last event

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You said at the start, you had a lot of pressure.

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But you are Olympic champion, so presumably your expectation

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Of course, I knew I was the favourite,

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It was very different than in Rio last year,

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So I could do my heptahlon in my corner

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But this year, all eyes were waiting for me to do something great

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So that was not easy to manage, because I really don't want to start

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a competition stressing and thinking about you get to get

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gold or everybody is going to be disappointed.

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So I really had to give my best to not think about it

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Your medal was presented last night and I have to ask you,

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It is a talking point that everybody seems to have

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How do you feel about dopers being allowed back in sport?

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Yeah, I think of course we saw a lot of big reaction, a lot of booing.

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Nobody likes cheating in the sport but I think it is also a bit

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of respect when somebody is on the track.

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If you don't like him, don't applaud, but show respect.

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I think it was a hard night for everybody.

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We see it, we had a lot of trouble with doping in athletics and I think

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She certainly took it all in her stride! Fantastic achievement. Lots

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of special coverage of the world athletics championship and tonight

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four gold medals will be one. That is on our website.

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Don't forget you can get in touch with me and some

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of the team on Twitter - I'm @BBCKasiaMadera

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Good evening. A fine settled week of sack -- settled whether this is not.

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It will be changeable and very wet in some places. Generally a

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Caulfield

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