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Storm Harvey continues to cause havoc in Texas.

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As authorities warn of life-threatening flooding

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30,000 people are forced out of their homes.

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We have a two-storey home and on the first floor,

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it's up to here and all the furniture is just floating.

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A convicted killer who may have hidden as many as 90 murders.

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Could this man be the most deadly serial killer

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And plastic no more in Kenya where a new ban on plastic bags

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could leave you facing a huge fine or even a prison sentence.

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Hello and welcome to World News Today.

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The taxes is expected to worsen and spread as waters continue to rise

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from tropical storm Harvey. The area's expected to have received

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a year's rainfall within a week. Shops and businesses are shut and

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travel is all but impossible with roads and airports closed. So far,

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450,000 people need emergency assistance

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and around 30,000 are in temporary shelters.

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And the flooding hasn't even reached its peak,

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with estimates that rivers could reach 14 feet

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We'll have coverage from across the state starting

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first with our correspondent Laura Trevelyan in La Grange,

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Welcomer to a small Texan town of 5000 people and 300 forms have been

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evacuated here because as you can see behind me, there is extensive,

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catastrophic, devastating flooding. The Colorado River- we are inland by

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the way that has broken its banks and it is peaking now at 55 feet.

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Normally the river level is about eight feet. Flooding level is 24

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feet store more than double the usual flooding level of the Colorado

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River is what we are seeing here and the impact has just been ruinous on

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homes, on businesses. The people who are selling some of these historic,

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beautiful homes in this tiny Texan town are seeing them completely

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devastated by the flooding. We are seeing businesses submerged. We have

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spoken to business owners who do not have flood insurance and do not know

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how they are going to pick themselves up. The positive aspect

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about being here in the small Texan town is that everybody has rallied

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round. The Baptist Church has been where people have been evacuated to

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and there is a very strong sense of a community that is resilient and

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determined to do all it can to recover from this. My colleague,

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James Cook, has been in the hardest hit area in Houston. Here is his

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report. Three days after Hurricane Harvey

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smashed into their state, Texans are still struggling

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in its wake. they called for help all night,

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but no one answered. In the end, it wasn't police

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or fire fighters who came to the rescue, but some

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friends with a boat. They say they called 911

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and there was no answer Well, we just happened

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to be here and we had a boat And that's what's happening

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all over Texas, isn't it? Texans have formed their own armada

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offering a helping hand You must be grateful

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to these guys here. Grateful to actually the

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whole community, seeing Houston being together, helping each other

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out, that's really touching and I was telling my mom yesterday

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I wish I actually had In moments like this,

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we all need it. We didn't expect this

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to happen at all. Have you ever seen

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anything like this before? This neighbourhood

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really doesn't flood, Well, there is frenetic

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activity here as boats This little vessel alone has rescued

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30 people so far and the situation Even at 75 years old,

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this is something For a time, this picture seemed

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to sum up the desperation. It's La Vita Bella care home,

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and the owner's daughter She said within ten to 15 minutes,

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the water went from ankle high to waist high, so immediately,

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they were under water and floating. The National Guard saw the photo

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and everyone was led to safety. Many more are still waiting

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to be rescued though. In desperation, all they can do

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is cling on and call for help. We have a two-storey home,

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and on the first floor, And all the furniture's

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just floating. In Houston alone, more than

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20 helicopters are flying rescue missions, but pulling people

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from the floods is delicate And the city's troubles

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may yet get worse. Parts of those regions

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will continue to receive incredibly heavy rain that will

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lead to even more flooding Texas is now saturated

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and it is struggling. More than 2000 people

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have been rescued. Stacy Lamb the US, response director

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at charity Convoy Of Hope has been helping those affected

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by the flooding. He is in Victoria, Texas, which is

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midway between Houston and Corpus Christi. What is your priority right

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now in terms of disaster management? Our priority right now is to get

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food, water and hygiene items and other emergency supplies to those

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that are affected by the storms. And is the hardest hit area for you at

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the moment Houston or are you beginning to serve communities in

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the suburbs as well? We have been in the area for a couple of days

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already. We started in Corpus Christi. We are in Victoria, Texas,

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today as you said. Victoria and point south-east of here are the

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areas that were hit by the eyeball, so that is where a lot of damage is

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still we are serving these areas right now with food, water,

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emergencies applies not only during Victoria but places like Ingleside

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and areas like that. Beyond here, we will be into the Houston area is in

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the coming days as the waters recede. Stacey, how would you

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describe with all your experience in disaster relief the impact of the

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hurricane and the tropical storm, the aftermath of Harvey? It has been

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very widespread. You have the impact of the Hyuri came Hyuri came itself

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with the damage, things like that. You can't have that with the

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rainfall that has just inundated the area and it is devastating to many

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of these communities. The president is going to visit

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Corpus Christi in Texas tomorrow. Do you think that will have a

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galvanising impact on the rescue and relief effort or is it already very

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competently underway? I think it is very well organised already. A lot

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of the local State federal officials are doing an excellent job, a lot of

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organisations like ours and others in the area along with a lot of

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volunteers are doing the best they can to help out the people that are

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affected by this flooding and the hurricane. The storm is moving east

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of Houston now, moving even into Louisiana. It is forecast to in the

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next few days and there is a state of emergency. What provisions are

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you making to help at Louisiana? Well, we are continuing working with

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local partners, churches, state and federal officials and wherever we

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can, we will do so. Thank you so much for joining us. Giving is an

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update on the disaster relief efforts. I'm live here in La Grange,

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Texas, where the Colorado River has broken its banks. The river is now

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55 feet, it is cresting, people here are beginning the process of

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cleaning up. Ruined homes and ruined businesses, and extraordinarily

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catastrophic event and it is not over yet. Taxi in London.

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German prosecutors say a nurse who is serving a life sentence

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may have killed as many as 90 people.

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Niels Hoegel was convicted and jailed two years ago

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for giving lethal drug injections to intensive care patients.

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Investigators have since exhumed more than a hundred bodies

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of patients who died in clinics where he worked.

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From Berlin, Damien McGuinness reports.

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This man could turn out to be the deadliest serial killer

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In 2015, former nurse Niels Hoegel was sent to jail

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But police now say they've found evidence that he murdered

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around 90 other patients and that there are dozens of other suspected

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TRANSLATION: If the clues had been duly investigated at the time,

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even in Delmenhorst hospital, then the deaths of many patients,

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in our opinion, could have been prevented.

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The nurse injected patients at this hospital with drugs

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His aim was to then resuscitate them

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There are now allegations that some in the hospital

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TRANSLATION: The current circumstances lead to the conclusion

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that the former management was aware that Niels H had an awful

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That means that German authorities are asking questions

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about whether hospital staff turned a blind eye

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and about why it took so long for the murders to be uncovered.

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

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European and African leaders meeting in Paris have agreed

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on an action plan to curb the flow of migrants

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The French President Emmanuel Macron said it would involve

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tackling people smugglers, improving security and increasing

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The German leader Angela Merkel said there was much work to do

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to improve security, judicial procedures and development.

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In South Africa, five men have appeared in court facing murder

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and conspiracy to murder charges in a story of alleged cannibalism

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They were arrested after one of them handed himself over to police

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saying he was "tired" of eating human flesh.

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In the UK, a lorry driver has been remanded in custody after appearing

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in court accused of causing the deaths by dangerous driving

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of eight people on the M1 motorway on Saturday.

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Four other people were seriously injured in the crash

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About 150 people have been treated in hospital and hundreds more

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affected by an unknown gas which hit the Sussex coast in the south

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Authorities are investigating the cause and have not ruled out

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either on-shore or off-shore locations.

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The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will visit Myanmar

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in November as the violence there continues involving the

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Thousands of Muslim Rohingyas have fled their homes in recent days

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as deadly violence erupts between the army and Rohingya

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Many have escaped to the border between Rakhine state

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and Bangladesh, but are being turned away by border guards.

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The fighting has already left more than one hundred people dead.

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They've been coming across the border for days now

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in twos and threes like this mother and her children

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There is shooting going on at the border, she says.

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But Bangladesh, already home to have 1 million Rohingyas,

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These border guards are telling recent arrivals

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It's a very tough message to deliver to people who in some cases

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have seen their villages burned down and seen family members killed.

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TRANSLATION: During the clash, my father was killed.

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I don't know where my mother and my other relatives are

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because I left my village out of fear.

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There are too many disturbances,

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Groups huddle in the grass right up against the border

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with nothing but umbrellas for shelter or, if they're lucky,

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If they can get to the established refugee camps,

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But some Rohingyas have lived here like this for decades.

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With what now appears to be an active insurgency

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inside Rakhine state, there will surely be more displaced

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people coming who will need feeding and housing.

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is making the Bangladesh border guards nervous.

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They've seen plenty of displaced Rohingyas

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before fleeing violence, but this is the first time in living

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memory that there have been two sides fighting over the border

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with a death toll which over the last five days

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The guru whose conviction for rape triggered deadly riots

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in northern India has been sentenced to 20 years in jail.

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On Friday, clashes between followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

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and security forces left 38 people dead.

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Thousands of police have been deployed to the region

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where his movement is based amid fears of further unrest.

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The town where the controversial self-styled Guru is being held

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After the explosion of violence that followed his conviction

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The normally flamboyant guardsman was subdued as the sentence was read

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out. The victim said it was too light and they would appeal.

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After the explosion of violence that followed his conviction

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the Indian authorities say they are taking no chances.

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Paramilitary and troops have been deployed.

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The town in which the vast temple complex that serves

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Are your troops ready to besiege the Temple complex if necessary?

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We are fully equipped, fully ready and fully trained.

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Whatever directions are given, we'll implement it.

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Guru Ram Rahim is a flamboyant and controversial figure,

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who stars in his own movies and command extraordinary support.

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Many deportees say that despite the rape convictions, they have not lost

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faith in the man they regard as a living saint. TRANSLATION: He is a

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true saint at the allegations are false. I was hurt by the verdict. He

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will always be with us, he does not matter that he's in jail. The guru

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is always the good. Tonight, the Temple complexes effectively under

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siege, surrounded by heavily armed police and troops. Inside, there are

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reckoned to be 15,000 hard-core disciples. The fear is what happens

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when the authorities try to get them out.

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The UK's Brexit minister is in Brussels for the third round

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of talks with his European Union counterpart

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to negotiate Britain's exit from the bloc.

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David Davis has called for the EU to show "flexibility

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and imagination", but Michel Barnier says he's concerned about

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the slow pace of the negotiations so far.

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Speaking in the past hour, Michel Barnier said the clock

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was ticking and the time had come for Britain

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I am concerned time passes quickly. I welcome the UK Government's paper

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and we have read them very carefully. But we need UK positions

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on all separation issues. This is necessary to make sufficient

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progress. Gavin Lee is in Brussels

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following those talks. Can we sent a fair amount of

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impatience and frustration in what he is saying? Yes, I think the

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convivial howl's the weather has gone up. In round one around two,

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they were still swapping presence of walking sticks and all sorts, but

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now it is all about needling from the EU side through the chief

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negotiator saying, hang on a minute. We want to see more from the UK. We

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want to see them get serious from the British position saying that

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actually the EU can be more flexible and I think that is pretty obvious

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especially from David Davis today. Making it clear that he wants not to

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be hemmed in and I think that is where we are seeing this battle at

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the moment. The EU side says there are three things that they want to

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be satisfied on, the Irish border, how much Britain has to pay in

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settlement, Bill is potentially, and citizens' rights. David Davis has

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published many paper setting out issues like customs of the British

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side wants to discuss many options but the EU side says they want to

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stick with those three and that has gone on now into the third month.

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There are only 14 months left before Britain has to leave the EU come

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what may in March 20 19. I haven't heard too many people saying we

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should expect very much from this particular round of talks. We have

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had the build-up to it. It is hardly McGregor which versus Mayweather.

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Both sides are trying to say they are trying to get something perhaps

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in September or October but this is the week. This is the week for the

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technical bodies which basically means nothing will happen this week.

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I think it will be dancing in the shadows with slight nuances where

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they try to test each other's positions and give examples. One is

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the money, the idea that the EU wants a methodology to say that

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explores why equals dead and whether that principle is agreed. At the

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moment, Britain says no, we don't agree. The other issue is citizens'

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rights. Is the Court of Justice who rules over this? Britain want

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something else on the moment there is very little meeting ground. Thank

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you. From today, anyone manufacturing,

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selling or even carrying a plastic bag in Kenya faces a fine of $45,000

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or four years in jail. Piles of waste plastic bags

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are a common site across Kenya but there are fears of plastic

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contamination in the food chain, because livestock often graze

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on these rubbish dumps. Growing mounds of rubbish

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at a neighbourhood in It's a common sight across Kenya's

:20:33.:20:38.

rapidly expanding urban centres. Even cattle here have come to love

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browsing through the heaps of garbage looking for kitchen

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leftovers which they consume along with the plastic bags

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used to dispose of them. With time, they tie around

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inside of the stomach and then finally you find a cow unable

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to walk or unwell and at the moment because the head of the cow looks OK

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but now sometimes the cow can not stand, can not function well,

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and then we just take A report by the United Nations

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Environment Programme found that cattle slaughtered in Nairobi's

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abattoirs had huge amounts of polythene bags in their guts

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raising fears of plastic Now the government says

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it is determined to implement Even visitors coming

:21:29.:21:33.

into the country will be affected. I cannot guarantee that on the 1st

:21:34.:21:38.

September we will be able to confiscate bags

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at all of the airports and ports of entry the way others have been

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able to do but that is the direction in which we are moving,

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which is to say to all visitors coming to Kenya please do not

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bring your plastic carrier bags. Consumers have been busy looking

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for alternative carriers. I think the ban is good

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because first of all you are able Visitors coming to our city will be

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happy that the city is clean. I'm so excited about it

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because finally our environment will be clean, free of plastics

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and personally I've always been feeling

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like plastics are choking us. One for fruit shopping

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and one for my husband. The plastic bag ban is,

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in many ways, taking people back to the old ways,

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like these hand-woven traditional baskets were very common early

:22:38.:22:40.

on but then were replaced by polythene bags but now

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they are making a comeback so, in a way, one industry has been

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killed, but another one revived. Back in Kajiado, Nancy hopes

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that she too will now keep her tradition of cattle rearing

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alive and grow her herd. With time, she hopes the environment

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around her will become cleaner and the health

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of her livestock improves. Notting Hill Carnival in London has

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been baiting glorious sunshine on the second day of the event. It is

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taking on extra significance following the Grenfell Tower fire in

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which at least 80 people died in June.

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Everyone can be a king or queen at carnival.

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It's flamboyant, eccentric, extravagant.

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The heroes of the sound system, playing to crowds

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There is fierce competition amongst the DJs.

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This sound system, we're giving a message, yeah?

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A message of love and unity for everybody.

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But, as I hear the music, and that baseline resonates

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through my body, like I say, it's a spirit that wakes up,

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and it's just higher, higher, higher, until you just go, oh!

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Carnival is the Caribbean, with its culture and music.

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A celebration born out of the struggle of the West Indian

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immigrants living in London in the 1960s.

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They refused to be beaten, and so, with colour and pride,

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they marched proudly through the streets of Notting Hill.

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Today, it's the biggest street party in Europe.

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In terms of visitor numbers, Notting Hill is ten times

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There are 70 performing stages, and 40 sound systems.

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But, yeah, I really enjoy Carnival here.

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People that make the costumes, the planet in advance.

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We've been doing it for 24 years now, it's part of our life.

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Once this is done, we start planning next year.

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And so, as the sun sets on another Notting Hill Carnival,

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In a statement made where else but on Facebook,

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the site's CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a very special announcement.

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Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are expecting a baby girl.

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In the post, he writes that he was hoping it would be

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a girl and the couple will do their best

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For some of us, it's been a very warm

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