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North Korea hails a successful test of a hydrogen bomb,

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which it claims can be loaded on an intercontinental

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It's provoked international condemnation.

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Mr President will you attack North Korea?

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President Trump considers his response and threatens to cut trade

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to any country doing business with Pyongyang.

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We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely

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North Korea. But as I said, we have many options to do so.

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A rapturous welcome for Angela Merkel as the German Chancellor

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arrives for a TV showdown with her main electoral rival.

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Also ahead, all the sports including a perfect weekend for Lewis Hamilton

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at the Italian Grand Prix. The UN Security Council is holding

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an emergency meeting on Monday, after North Korea claimed it had

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successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. International monitors say

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it was Pyongyang's most North Korea announced

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on state TV that the test detected a powerful tremor,

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with a magnitude of 6.3, It's the sixth underground

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nuclear test by North Korea There's been widespread

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international condemnation. President Trump tweeted the US

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is "considering stopping trade with any country doing business

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with North Korea". He called his military chiefs

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to the White House - in the last hour, the US

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Defence Secretary James Mattis gave this update

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on what they had discussed: We have many military options and

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the president wanted to be briefed on each one of them. We made clear

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that we have the ability to defend ourselves and our allies, South

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Korea and Japan. From any attack. And our commitments among the allies

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are iron clad. Any threat to the United States or its Teletubbies,

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including Guam, or its allies, will be met with the massive military

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response, a response both effective and overwhelming. We are not looking

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to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as

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I said, we have many options to do so.

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China has urged North Korea to halt its nuclear programme.

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Russia said that the North risked "serious consequences",

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while Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said the UN

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Security Council should look urgently at imposing new sanctions.

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Our correspondent in Seoul, Yogita Limaye reports.

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North Korea announcing another nuclear test.

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"A perfect success" The newsreader said.

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Pyongyang claims to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.

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The world was alerted when tremors were detected at a known testing

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site in the north-east of the country.

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Earlier, photos were released of the North Korean leader

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Kim Jong-un inspecting what was said to be

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The state claims it could be fitted to an intercontinental

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If confirmed, it means Pyongyang can arm these long-range missiles -

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weapons that put the US mainland within range.

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To this latest incident, President Trump responded

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"North Korea's words and actions continue to be very dangerous

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"South Korea's talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work.

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Later, leaving church, the president was asked

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Mr President, will you attack North Korea?

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For months now, South Korea's president said talking

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Today he expressed outrage and disappointment.

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TRANSLATION: North Korea has made an absurd tactical mistake,

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by committing a series of provocations, such

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as launching ICBM missiles, and conducting a nuclear test,

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which has heightened tensions on the peninsula

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The latest act from North Korea comes just days after the regime

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fired this missile which flew over Japan.

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In response, America and South Korean jets

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conducted bombing drills, with more military measures planned.

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But it is hard to see what action can be taken.

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Here in Seoul, a city that is home to tens of millions of people,

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we are only about 50 kilometres from the border with North Korea,

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and at any given time a mass of weapons is pointed

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That is why the international community has been trying to put

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economic pressure on Pyongyang rather than taking

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It has been less than a month since strict sanctions

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Nothing appears to deter Kim Jong-un.

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After the latest - and most powerful -

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evidence of the extent of North Korea's nuclear programme,

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what are the options for the international community?

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Our Diplomatic Correspondent James Robbins has been assessing

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Kim Jong-un and his regime are simply refusing to bow

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Well, partly because the regime is convinced its survival depends

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on having the ultimate weapon, as insurance against outside attack.

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But already the North Koreans have such an array of conventional

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weapons they could kill hundreds of thousands of people,

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and maybe that is why they have ignored Donald Trump's warning

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North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States.

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They will be met with fire and fury, like the world has never seen.

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But the fact is North Korea has not been stopped by that fiery rhetoric

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and has now made a new threat which raises the question,

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The US does have the means, the fire and fury.

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They could almost certainly destroy the regime eventually,

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but not before retaliation sparked appalling consequences

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for South Korea, Japan and the wider region.

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So could the world live with a nuclear armed North Korea?

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Arguably, it may have to - and that would then mean relying

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on Kim Jong-un to be rational, and North Korea to accept

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the old Cold War restraint that any use of nuclear weapons guarantees

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No wonder North Korea's immediate neighbour China is pushing hard

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for international talks with the regime to find

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As most options, other option's are fraught with very severe

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possible consequences, I think in the end one does come

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down to the line that this has got to be solved,

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unless you want catastrophe, by negotiation.

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But to some leading Republicans an American military response

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This was Senator Lindsey Graham speaking hours before

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I am 100% certain that if Kim Jong-un continues to develop

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missile technology that can hit America, if diplomacy fails

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to stop him, there will be an attack by the United States

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The stakes with North Korea have never been higher.

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The ultimate decision rests with President Trump,

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In a sign of the possible foreign relations between China

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and its old ally, this test came just a few hours before

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President Xi Jinping gave a keynote speech at a summit he is hosting

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here, and the government has been quick to react,

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saying it condemns the test in the strongest terms.

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But despite all of Donald Trump's urging, the question is,

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It has toughened up sanctions on some goods, but the reality

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Normal trade continues, textile and tourism. The calculation for China

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all along has been this, that whilst it doesn't like the idea of a

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nuclear armed North Korea it appears much, much more at the prospect of

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economic collapse. Because that would bring chaos and instability

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right up against its border. Each stage North Korea gets closer and

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closer to having a deliverable nuclear weapon but it doesn't for

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most analysts look as if that calculation will have changed all

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that much for China. Joining me now from Notre Dame

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University in Indiana He is the Director of Policy Studies

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at the Kroc Institute Thank you for your time. Should the

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US withdraw militarily from the region to get China to help? Not

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necessarily, we need to engage diplomatically, everyone is talking

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about a range of actions but the most important and perhaps only

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option is to engage diplomatically. For that the United States needs to

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partner with China, China has much more leverage on North Korea than we

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do. It has the potential to offer significant incentives in terms of

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greater trade investment and security assurances so the option is

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for the United States to stay involved, be more committed that use

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the tools of diplomacy, political dialogue, not military threats. Do

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not think Beijing must have already tried that level of diplomatic

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pressure on the north? Certainly Beijing has engaged diplomatically

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but the US also needs to be involved because the United States is

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technically still at war with North Korea, we are the ones with massive

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military power in the neighbourhood. We are seen as the greatest threat

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to North Korea and its because of that threat and their insecurity

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that they seem to feel the need for all this weaponry so we have to be

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engaged. But we also need to have a partnership with China that enables

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us to offer a diplomatic package. China and the US share the concern

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to avoid further nuclear realisation of the Korean Peninsula. I think

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it's a possibility we could work together. The goal of a diplomatic

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engagement is likely to be not complete demutualisation but a

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freeze, can we get them to halt testing and to then begin to work on

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a package of incentives and sanctions which can be part of the

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package, to move North Korea towards a firm agreement. Do you think there

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will be any kind of agreement on the Security Council meeting on Monday?

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China has not gone the way other members wanted and there are many in

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the US who fear a action is the only way forward. I think the council can

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agree, if you think about the Iran nuclear deal, it was the Security

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Council, the European states and the United States working together with

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their consent and support of Russia and China that offered to Iran a

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package of incentives as well sanctions and especially the offer

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to lift sanctions if Iran agreed to nuclear freeze. I think a similar

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formula could be offered to North Korea. Let's go with a further

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sanctions package, I think the council is ready for that and the

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European states have been supporting it but it should be tied to an offer

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to lift sanctions if North Korea will agree to a significant package,

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a freeze on its nuclear programme, nuclear inspections like we have in

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Iran. We would probably not get the kind of intrusive monitoring we have

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in the and North Korea butlers get back to some kind of more rigorous

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monitoring in North Korea. Diplomacy worked before and it can work again.

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Sorry to cut you off, we are out of time, thank you.

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We will, of course, keep you updated on this developing story

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but don't forget you can also visit our website.

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onto your smartphone or tablet device.

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With just three weeks to go until Germany votes

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in the country's general election - Chancellor Angela Merkel -

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who is seeking a fourth term - has been facing her main rival

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Much of the sparring focussed on immigration with Mrs Merkel

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Jenny Hill has been watching the debate interesting line and emerging

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on Turkey and the EU from her opponent? Yes, Martin Schulz was

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keen to talk turkey because relations between Germany and Turkey

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have deteriorated over the last months, if not longer. Martin Schulz

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said if he was the Chancellor he would halt any kind of EU accession

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talks with Turkey. What is ironic about that is that Angela Merkel

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herself has never wanted Turkey to join the EU but in that debate she

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fell short of calling for that particular demand herself saying

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instead she would be prepared to speak to other EU members to see if

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they could try to stop prepayments to Turkey before any kind of EU

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accession. Angela Merkel has been the key architect of the migrant

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deal between Turkey and the EU and takes the view it's better to keep

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your enemies closer. This was an interesting debate, primarily

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because I think many in advance thought that Angela Merkel who was

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not known for her particularly powerful rhetoric, is not known for

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enjoying this kind of debate, actually I think came out on top.

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She's been in the job 12 years and to make it showed. Her experience

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came through, she was able to score points against her main rival Martin

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Schulz. Pointing out for example very detailed arguments about for

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example the refugee crisis, Martin Schulz try to attack on the way

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refugees who have arrived in Germany are being integrated in his view not

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fast enough. She countered with some detailed statistics about how many

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applications are being processed and how many people are still going

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through the system for example. This was a very wide-ranging debate as

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you would expect, we heard about policing and pensions but also a lot

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of talk about foreign policy. In particular North Korea. Martin

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Schulz taking a fairly bullish view on Donald Trump pointing out that in

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his view Donald Trump was bringing the world to the verge of

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destruction with just a few tweets and saying that Europe and the rest

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of the world should try to push on and organiser solution over North

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Korea without the US president. Angela Merkel taking a softer view

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saying she could not see a way forward for diplomatic solutions to

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that crisis which did not involve the US president. So I wide-ranging

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debate, looking as though Angela Merkel is coming out on top. The

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German newspapers saying that as far as they are concerned she did a

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better job, polling already suggesting she has come out on top.

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Angela Merkel and her Conservative Party are set to win the election if

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the polling is to be leaved and I think tonight she was victorious as

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well. Thank you Jenny Hill. Much more coming up, all this board

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including celebrations for Lewis Hamilton as he takes the race and

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the Formula 1 championship lead at the Italian Grand Prix.

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She received the Nobel peace prize for her work with the poor and the

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dying in India's slums. The head of the Catholic Church said mother

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Teresa was a wonderful example of how to help people in need. We have

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to identify the bodies and then arrange the options and take them

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back home. Parents are waiting and whites are waiting. Hostages

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appeared, some carried, some running, trying to escape the

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nightmare behind them. Britain lost the Princess today.

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Described by all to whom she reached out as irreplaceable. An

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early-morning car crash ending a life with more than its share of

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pain and courage, warmth and compassion.

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North Korea hails a successful test of a hydrogen bomb,

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which it claims can be loaded on an intercontinental

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Donald Trump has been briefed by his military chiefs, his Defence

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Secretary said America did not want to annihilate North Korea but also

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had the option to do so if threatened.

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The United Nations refugee agency says 73,000 Rohingya Muslims

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have now fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since the army

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there began a campaign against militants less

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Fresh plumes of smoke could be seen rising from the area as the armies

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lodged a complaint against militants. It comes after attacks

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and killings carried out by the militants amid warnings about

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radicalisation. The UN refugee agency says more than 70,000 people

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have fled the Bangladesh. It is now a massive influx,

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the sheer number of Rohingya refugees coming into Bangladesh from

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Myanmar. The border is just a short

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distance that way. They are coming from every

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direction, men, women, children. Some very young and some

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incredibly old and finding Earlier today we saw plumes of smoke

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from inside Rakhine state, presumably villages that

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were burning there. Refugees we have spoken to have come

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with dramatic testimony of how they were allegedly driven out

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of their homes. Some have seen people

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killed at close range. They are all heading now towards one

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of several temporary refugee camps which are set up on this side

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but already these camps are teeming with people and agencies are really

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concerned about the sheer numbers of people they have to take care

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of with supplies Let's look at some of the other

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stories making the news. South Africa's deputy president,

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Cyril Ramaphosa, has admitted having But he claims reports

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of multiple affairs, which he denies, are part

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of a political smear campaign. Mr Ramaphosa said he believed people

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were trying to stop him from contesting the leadership

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of the governing ANC German explosives experts have

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successfully defused a massive World War two bomb in the financial

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capital of Frankfurt. More than 60,000 people had to be

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evacuated from their homes The bomb was capable

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of flattening a city block. Let's get the sport.

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The US Open is underway, the fourth round, 18-year-old Danish pop love,

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the youngest man to get to this stage since 1989, but unfortunately

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it as far as he is going, the Canadian teenager was first up

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against Pablo Carreno and he did well to match the Spaniard but lost

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all three sets on tie-breaks. Maria Sharapova is playing right now, she

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is one set up, it's been tough going in the second set. Lewis Hamilton

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took the outright championship lead for the first time this Formula 1

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season with a dominant victory in the Italian Grand Prix. A day after

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breaking the all-time record for pole position he was in total

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control leading Valtteri Bottas D1 - to finish. Sebastian Vettel was

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third and is now three points behind, the victory was his sixth of

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the season. Sebastian Vettel only has four. The next Grand Prix is in

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Singapore in two weeks. A century from Virat Kohli helped his side to

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another win in Sri Lanka and it completes a 5-0 whitewash in the

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one-day series, his unbeaten 110 guided his side to the target of 239

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with six wickets and 21 balls to spare. Earlier the hosts were bowled

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out for 238. Kumar took five wickets for 42, MS Dhoni became the first

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wicketkeeper to reach 100 stumpings in one-day internationals surpassing

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Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka lost all three tests against

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India as well and now have just one T20 match on Wednesday to try to

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salvage some pride. Australia are desperate to draw level in their

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Test series with Bangladesh after they received intense criticism from

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media down under. Defeat in the opening match was their first ever

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to Bangladesh. Here is Steve Smith. Bangladesh will be full of

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confidence with how they played last week, we are going to have to play a

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lot better. We are down 1-0 in the series and we need to win the

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series. I think the inclusion of Steven O'Keefe in the squad is a

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good one, it gives us the option to play three spinners. There is a

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possibility we go with that. Are more confident smile from Chris

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Froome as he has extended his lead in the welter is banned, he now

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leads Vincenzo Nibali by one minute and one seconds. Andy Lopez won the

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129 kilometre 15 stage, his second stage win of the race, Chris Froome

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finished fifth and gained six seconds over his nearest rival.

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There are six stages to go. Ewan sprinted to victory on the opening

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stage of the Tour of Britain, 193 pedal from Edinburgh to Kelso in the

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Scottish Borders. He just edged out Edvald Boasson Hagen. Joachim Loew

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has condemned fans who sang Nazi era chants during the win over the Czech

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Republic, it came on the anniversary of the German invasion of Poland in

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1939 which triggered World War II. TRANSLATION: I'm not upset or sad,

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but I am angry, this is maybe the best description of my feelings. I

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am really, really upset about what happened. The fact that some

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so-called fans used football and the stage of an international game to

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bring great shame and disgrace to our country with their behaviour, I

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think every single one of those people should not be allowed to

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enter the stadium. That would be an absolute win. That's all the sport,

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see you soon. Slightly happy journey story

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It's probably fair to say that when it comes to handling your beer,

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This is Oliver Struempfel from Abersberg in Bavaria -

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and he's carrying 31 steins full of German beer.

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Oliver spent the afternoon breaking his own world record

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He dropped one and spilt another - setting a new record at 29.

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just a lucky few across eastern parts of the UK which have seen

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sunshine, much easier compared to yesterday, for many of us are cloudy

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story and wet for some of us, very wet for a time across

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