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Storm Harvey continues to cause havoc in Texas.
As authorities warn of life-threatening flooding
30,000 people are forced out of their homes.
We have a two-storey home and on the first floor,
it's up to here and all the furniture is just floating.
A convicted killer who may have hidden as many as 90 murders.
Could this man be the most deadly serial killer
And plastic no more in Kenya where a new ban on plastic bags
could leave you facing a huge fine or even a prison sentence.
Hello and welcome to World News Today.
The taxes is expected to worsen and spread as waters continue to rise
from tropical storm Harvey. The area's expected to have received
a year's rainfall within a week. Shops and businesses are shut and
travel is all but impossible with roads and airports closed. So far,
450,000 people need emergency assistance
and around 30,000 are in temporary shelters.
And the flooding hasn't even reached its peak,
with estimates that rivers could reach 14 feet
We'll have coverage from across the state starting
first with our correspondent Laura Trevelyan in La Grange,
Welcomer to a small Texan town of 5000 people and 300 forms have been
evacuated here because as you can see behind me, there is extensive,
catastrophic, devastating flooding. The Colorado River- we are inland by
the way that has broken its banks and it is peaking now at 55 feet.
Normally the river level is about eight feet. Flooding level is 24
feet store more than double the usual flooding level of the Colorado
River is what we are seeing here and the impact has just been ruinous on
homes, on businesses. The people who are selling some of these historic,
beautiful homes in this tiny Texan town are seeing them completely
devastated by the flooding. We are seeing businesses submerged. We have
spoken to business owners who do not have flood insurance and do not know
how they are going to pick themselves up. The positive aspect
about being here in the small Texan town is that everybody has rallied
round. The Baptist Church has been where people have been evacuated to
and there is a very strong sense of a community that is resilient and
determined to do all it can to recover from this. My colleague,
James Cook, has been in the hardest hit area in Houston. Here is his
report. Three days after Hurricane Harvey
smashed into their state, Texans are still struggling
in its wake. they called for help all night,
but no one answered. In the end, it wasn't police
or fire fighters who came to the rescue, but some
friends with a boat. They say they called 911
and there was no answer Well, we just happened
to be here and we had a boat And that's what's happening
all over Texas, isn't it? Texans have formed their own armada
offering a helping hand You must be grateful
to these guys here. Grateful to actually the
whole community, seeing Houston being together, helping each other
out, that's really touching and I was telling my mom yesterday
I wish I actually had In moments like this,
we all need it. We didn't expect this
to happen at all. Have you ever seen
anything like this before? This neighbourhood
really doesn't flood, Well, there is frenetic
activity here as boats This little vessel alone has rescued
30 people so far and the situation Even at 75 years old,
this is something For a time, this picture seemed
to sum up the desperation. It's La Vita Bella care home,
and the owner's daughter She said within ten to 15 minutes,
the water went from ankle high to waist high, so immediately,
they were under water and floating. The National Guard saw the photo
and everyone was led to safety. Many more are still waiting
to be rescued though. In desperation, all they can do
is cling on and call for help. We have a two-storey home,
and on the first floor, And all the furniture's
just floating. In Houston alone, more than
20 helicopters are flying rescue missions, but pulling people
from the floods is delicate And the city's troubles
may yet get worse. Parts of those regions
will continue to receive incredibly heavy rain that will
lead to even more flooding Texas is now saturated
and it is struggling. More than 2000 people
have been rescued. Stacy Lamb the US, response director
at charity Convoy Of Hope has been helping those affected
by the flooding. He is in Victoria, Texas, which is
midway between Houston and Corpus Christi. What is your priority right
now in terms of disaster management? Our priority right now is to get
food, water and hygiene items and other emergency supplies to those
that are affected by the storms. And is the hardest hit area for you at
the moment Houston or are you beginning to serve communities in
the suburbs as well? We have been in the area for a couple of days
already. We started in Corpus Christi. We are in Victoria, Texas,
today as you said. Victoria and point south-east of here are the
areas that were hit by the eyeball, so that is where a lot of damage is
still we are serving these areas right now with food, water,
emergencies applies not only during Victoria but places like Ingleside
and areas like that. Beyond here, we will be into the Houston area is in
the coming days as the waters recede. Stacey, how would you
describe with all your experience in disaster relief the impact of the
hurricane and the tropical storm, the aftermath of Harvey? It has been
very widespread. You have the impact of the Hyuri came Hyuri came itself
with the damage, things like that. You can't have that with the
rainfall that has just inundated the area and it is devastating to many
of these communities. The president is going to visit
Corpus Christi in Texas tomorrow. Do you think that will have a
galvanising impact on the rescue and relief effort or is it already very
competently underway? I think it is very well organised already. A lot
of the local State federal officials are doing an excellent job, a lot of
organisations like ours and others in the area along with a lot of
volunteers are doing the best they can to help out the people that are
affected by this flooding and the hurricane. The storm is moving east
of Houston now, moving even into Louisiana. It is forecast to in the
next few days and there is a state of emergency. What provisions are
you making to help at Louisiana? Well, we are continuing working with
local partners, churches, state and federal officials and wherever we
can, we will do so. Thank you so much for joining us. Giving is an
update on the disaster relief efforts. I'm live here in La Grange,
Texas, where the Colorado River has broken its banks. The river is now
55 feet, it is cresting, people here are beginning the process of
cleaning up. Ruined homes and ruined businesses, and extraordinarily
catastrophic event and it is not over yet. Taxi in London.
German prosecutors say a nurse who is serving a life sentence
may have killed as many as 90 people.
Niels Hoegel was convicted and jailed two years ago
for giving lethal drug injections to intensive care patients.
Investigators have since exhumed more than a hundred bodies
of patients who died in clinics where he worked.
From Berlin, Damien McGuinness reports.
This man could turn out to be the deadliest serial killer
In 2015, former nurse Niels Hoegel was sent to jail
But police now say they've found evidence that he murdered
around 90 other patients and that there are dozens of other suspected
TRANSLATION: If the clues had been duly investigated at the time,
even in Delmenhorst hospital, then the deaths of many patients,
in our opinion, could have been prevented.
The nurse injected patients at this hospital with drugs
His aim was to then resuscitate them
There are now allegations that some in the hospital
TRANSLATION: The current circumstances lead to the conclusion
that the former management was aware that Niels H had an awful
That means that German authorities are asking questions
about whether hospital staff turned a blind eye
and about why it took so long for the murders to be uncovered.
Let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news.
European and African leaders meeting in Paris have agreed
on an action plan to curb the flow of migrants
The French President Emmanuel Macron said it would involve
tackling people smugglers, improving security and increasing
The German leader Angela Merkel said there was much work to do
to improve security, judicial procedures and development.
In South Africa, five men have appeared in court facing murder
and conspiracy to murder charges in a story of alleged cannibalism
They were arrested after one of them handed himself over to police
saying he was "tired" of eating human flesh.
In the UK, a lorry driver has been remanded in custody after appearing
in court accused of causing the deaths by dangerous driving
of eight people on the M1 motorway on Saturday.
Four other people were seriously injured in the crash
About 150 people have been treated in hospital and hundreds more
affected by an unknown gas which hit the Sussex coast in the south
Authorities are investigating the cause and have not ruled out
either on-shore or off-shore locations.
The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will visit Myanmar
in November as the violence there continues involving the
Thousands of Muslim Rohingyas have fled their homes in recent days
as deadly violence erupts between the army and Rohingya
Many have escaped to the border between Rakhine state
and Bangladesh, but are being turned away by border guards.
The fighting has already left more than one hundred people dead.
They've been coming across the border for days now
in twos and threes like this mother and her children
There is shooting going on at the border, she says.
But Bangladesh, already home to have 1 million Rohingyas,
These border guards are telling recent arrivals
It's a very tough message to deliver to people who in some cases
have seen their villages burned down and seen family members killed.
TRANSLATION: During the clash, my father was killed.
I don't know where my mother and my other relatives are
because I left my village out of fear.
There are too many disturbances,
Groups huddle in the grass right up against the border
with nothing but umbrellas for shelter or, if they're lucky,
If they can get to the established refugee camps,
But some Rohingyas have lived here like this for decades.
With what now appears to be an active insurgency
inside Rakhine state, there will surely be more displaced
people coming who will need feeding and housing.
is making the Bangladesh border guards nervous.
They've seen plenty of displaced Rohingyas
before fleeing violence, but this is the first time in living
memory that there have been two sides fighting over the border
with a death toll which over the last five days
The guru whose conviction for rape triggered deadly riots
in northern India has been sentenced to 20 years in jail.
On Friday, clashes between followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
and security forces left 38 people dead.
Thousands of police have been deployed to the region
where his movement is based amid fears of further unrest.
The town where the controversial self-styled Guru is being held
After the explosion of violence that followed his conviction
The normally flamboyant guardsman was subdued as the sentence was read
out. The victim said it was too light and they would appeal.
After the explosion of violence that followed his conviction
the Indian authorities say they are taking no chances.
Paramilitary and troops have been deployed.
The town in which the vast temple complex that serves
Are your troops ready to besiege the Temple complex if necessary?
We are fully equipped, fully ready and fully trained.
Whatever directions are given, we'll implement it.
Guru Ram Rahim is a flamboyant and controversial figure,
who stars in his own movies and command extraordinary support.
Many deportees say that despite the rape convictions, they have not lost
faith in the man they regard as a living saint. TRANSLATION: He is a
true saint at the allegations are false. I was hurt by the verdict. He
will always be with us, he does not matter that he's in jail. The guru
is always the good. Tonight, the Temple complexes effectively under
siege, surrounded by heavily armed police and troops. Inside, there are
reckoned to be 15,000 hard-core disciples. The fear is what happens
when the authorities try to get them out.
The UK's Brexit minister is in Brussels for the third round
of talks with his European Union counterpart
to negotiate Britain's exit from the bloc.
David Davis has called for the EU to show "flexibility
and imagination", but Michel Barnier says he's concerned about
the slow pace of the negotiations so far.
Speaking in the past hour, Michel Barnier said the clock
was ticking and the time had come for Britain
I am concerned time passes quickly. I welcome the UK Government's paper
and we have read them very carefully. But we need UK positions
on all separation issues. This is necessary to make sufficient
progress. Gavin Lee is in Brussels
following those talks. Can we sent a fair amount of
impatience and frustration in what he is saying? Yes, I think the
convivial howl's the weather has gone up. In round one around two,
they were still swapping presence of walking sticks and all sorts, but
now it is all about needling from the EU side through the chief
negotiator saying, hang on a minute. We want to see more from the UK. We
want to see them get serious from the British position saying that
actually the EU can be more flexible and I think that is pretty obvious
especially from David Davis today. Making it clear that he wants not to
be hemmed in and I think that is where we are seeing this battle at
the moment. The EU side says there are three things that they want to
be satisfied on, the Irish border, how much Britain has to pay in
settlement, Bill is potentially, and citizens' rights. David Davis has
published many paper setting out issues like customs of the British
side wants to discuss many options but the EU side says they want to
stick with those three and that has gone on now into the third month.
There are only 14 months left before Britain has to leave the EU come
what may in March 20 19. I haven't heard too many people saying we
should expect very much from this particular round of talks. We have
had the build-up to it. It is hardly McGregor which versus Mayweather.
Both sides are trying to say they are trying to get something perhaps
in September or October but this is the week. This is the week for the
technical bodies which basically means nothing will happen this week.
I think it will be dancing in the shadows with slight nuances where
they try to test each other's positions and give examples. One is
the money, the idea that the EU wants a methodology to say that
explores why equals dead and whether that principle is agreed. At the
moment, Britain says no, we don't agree. The other issue is citizens'
rights. Is the Court of Justice who rules over this? Britain want
something else on the moment there is very little meeting ground. Thank
you. From today, anyone manufacturing,
selling or even carrying a plastic bag in Kenya faces a fine of $45,000
or four years in jail. Piles of waste plastic bags
are a common site across Kenya but there are fears of plastic
contamination in the food chain, because livestock often graze
on these rubbish dumps. Growing mounds of rubbish
at a neighbourhood in It's a common sight across Kenya's
rapidly expanding urban centres. Even cattle here have come to love
browsing through the heaps of garbage looking for kitchen
leftovers which they consume along with the plastic bags
used to dispose of them. With time, they tie around
inside of the stomach and then finally you find a cow unable
to walk or unwell and at the moment because the head of the cow looks OK
but now sometimes the cow can not stand, can not function well,
and then we just take A report by the United Nations
Environment Programme found that cattle slaughtered in Nairobi's
abattoirs had huge amounts of polythene bags in their guts
raising fears of plastic Now the government says
it is determined to implement Even visitors coming
into the country will be affected. I cannot guarantee that on the 1st
September we will be able to confiscate bags
at all of the airports and ports of entry the way others have been
able to do but that is the direction in which we are moving,
which is to say to all visitors coming to Kenya please do not
bring your plastic carrier bags. Consumers have been busy looking
for alternative carriers. I think the ban is good
because first of all you are able Visitors coming to our city will be
happy that the city is clean. I'm so excited about it
because finally our environment will be clean, free of plastics
and personally I've always been feeling
like plastics are choking us. One for fruit shopping
and one for my husband. The plastic bag ban is,
in many ways, taking people back to the old ways,
like these hand-woven traditional baskets were very common early
on but then were replaced by polythene bags but now
they are making a comeback so, in a way, one industry has been
killed, but another one revived. Back in Kajiado, Nancy hopes
that she too will now keep her tradition of cattle rearing
alive and grow her herd. With time, she hopes the environment
around her will become cleaner and the health
of her livestock improves. Notting Hill Carnival in London has
been baiting glorious sunshine on the second day of the event. It is
taking on extra significance following the Grenfell Tower fire in
which at least 80 people died in June.
Everyone can be a king or queen at carnival.
It's flamboyant, eccentric, extravagant.
The heroes of the sound system, playing to crowds
There is fierce competition amongst the DJs.
This sound system, we're giving a message, yeah?
A message of love and unity for everybody.
But, as I hear the music, and that baseline resonates
through my body, like I say, it's a spirit that wakes up,
and it's just higher, higher, higher, until you just go, oh!
Carnival is the Caribbean, with its culture and music.
A celebration born out of the struggle of the West Indian
immigrants living in London in the 1960s.
They refused to be beaten, and so, with colour and pride,
they marched proudly through the streets of Notting Hill.
Today, it's the biggest street party in Europe.
In terms of visitor numbers, Notting Hill is ten times
There are 70 performing stages, and 40 sound systems.
But, yeah, I really enjoy Carnival here.
People that make the costumes, the planet in advance.
We've been doing it for 24 years now, it's part of our life.
Once this is done, we start planning next year.
And so, as the sun sets on another Notting Hill Carnival,
In a statement made where else but on Facebook,
the site's CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a very special announcement.
Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are expecting a baby girl.
In the post, he writes that he was hoping it would be
a girl and the couple will do their best
For some of us, it's been a very warm