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North Korea hails a successful test of a hydrogen bomb,
which it claims can be loaded on an intercontinental
It's provoked international condemnation.
Mr President will you attack North Korea?
President Trump considers his response and threatens to cut trade
to any country doing business with Pyongyang.
We are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely
North Korea. But as I said, we have many options to do so.
A rapturous welcome for Angela Merkel as the German Chancellor
arrives for a TV showdown with her main electoral rival.
Also ahead, all the sports including a perfect weekend for Lewis Hamilton
at the Italian Grand Prix. The UN Security Council is holding
an emergency meeting on Monday, after North Korea claimed it had
successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. International monitors say
it was Pyongyang's most North Korea announced
on state TV that the test detected a powerful tremor,
with a magnitude of 6.3, It's the sixth underground
nuclear test by North Korea There's been widespread
international condemnation. President Trump tweeted the US
is "considering stopping trade with any country doing business
with North Korea". He called his military chiefs
to the White House - in the last hour, the US
Defence Secretary James Mattis gave this update
on what they had discussed: We have many military options and
the president wanted to be briefed on each one of them. We made clear
that we have the ability to defend ourselves and our allies, South
Korea and Japan. From any attack. And our commitments among the allies
are iron clad. Any threat to the United States or its Teletubbies,
including Guam, or its allies, will be met with the massive military
response, a response both effective and overwhelming. We are not looking
to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea, but as
I said, we have many options to do so.
China has urged North Korea to halt its nuclear programme.
Russia said that the North risked "serious consequences",
while Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said the UN
Security Council should look urgently at imposing new sanctions.
Our correspondent in Seoul, Yogita Limaye reports.
North Korea announcing another nuclear test.
"A perfect success" The newsreader said.
Pyongyang claims to have detonated a hydrogen bomb.
The world was alerted when tremors were detected at a known testing
site in the north-east of the country.
Earlier, photos were released of the North Korean leader
Kim Jong-un inspecting what was said to be
The state claims it could be fitted to an intercontinental
If confirmed, it means Pyongyang can arm these long-range missiles -
weapons that put the US mainland within range.
To this latest incident, President Trump responded
"North Korea's words and actions continue to be very dangerous
"South Korea's talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work.
Later, leaving church, the president was asked
Mr President, will you attack North Korea?
For months now, South Korea's president said talking
Today he expressed outrage and disappointment.
TRANSLATION: North Korea has made an absurd tactical mistake,
by committing a series of provocations, such
as launching ICBM missiles, and conducting a nuclear test,
which has heightened tensions on the peninsula
The latest act from North Korea comes just days after the regime
fired this missile which flew over Japan.
In response, America and South Korean jets
conducted bombing drills, with more military measures planned.
But it is hard to see what action can be taken.
Here in Seoul, a city that is home to tens of millions of people,
we are only about 50 kilometres from the border with North Korea,
and at any given time a mass of weapons is pointed
That is why the international community has been trying to put
economic pressure on Pyongyang rather than taking
It has been less than a month since strict sanctions
Nothing appears to deter Kim Jong-un.
After the latest - and most powerful -
evidence of the extent of North Korea's nuclear programme,
what are the options for the international community?
Our Diplomatic Correspondent James Robbins has been assessing
Kim Jong-un and his regime are simply refusing to bow
Well, partly because the regime is convinced its survival depends
on having the ultimate weapon, as insurance against outside attack.
But already the North Koreans have such an array of conventional
weapons they could kill hundreds of thousands of people,
and maybe that is why they have ignored Donald Trump's warning
North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States.
They will be met with fire and fury, like the world has never seen.
But the fact is North Korea has not been stopped by that fiery rhetoric
and has now made a new threat which raises the question,
The US does have the means, the fire and fury.
They could almost certainly destroy the regime eventually,
but not before retaliation sparked appalling consequences
for South Korea, Japan and the wider region.
So could the world live with a nuclear armed North Korea?
Arguably, it may have to - and that would then mean relying
on Kim Jong-un to be rational, and North Korea to accept
the old Cold War restraint that any use of nuclear weapons guarantees
No wonder North Korea's immediate neighbour China is pushing hard
for international talks with the regime to find
As most options, other option's are fraught with very severe
possible consequences, I think in the end one does come
down to the line that this has got to be solved,
unless you want catastrophe, by negotiation.
But to some leading Republicans an American military response
This was Senator Lindsey Graham speaking hours before
I am 100% certain that if Kim Jong-un continues to develop
missile technology that can hit America, if diplomacy fails
to stop him, there will be an attack by the United States
The stakes with North Korea have never been higher.
The ultimate decision rests with President Trump,
In a sign of the possible foreign relations between China
and its old ally, this test came just a few hours before
President Xi Jinping gave a keynote speech at a summit he is hosting
here, and the government has been quick to react,
saying it condemns the test in the strongest terms.
But despite all of Donald Trump's urging, the question is,
It has toughened up sanctions on some goods, but the reality
Normal trade continues, textile and tourism. The calculation for China
all along has been this, that whilst it doesn't like the idea of a
nuclear armed North Korea it appears much, much more at the prospect of
economic collapse. Because that would bring chaos and instability
right up against its border. Each stage North Korea gets closer and
closer to having a deliverable nuclear weapon but it doesn't for
most analysts look as if that calculation will have changed all
that much for China. Joining me now from Notre Dame
University in Indiana He is the Director of Policy Studies
at the Kroc Institute Thank you for your time. Should the
US withdraw militarily from the region to get China to help? Not
necessarily, we need to engage diplomatically, everyone is talking
about a range of actions but the most important and perhaps only
option is to engage diplomatically. For that the United States needs to
partner with China, China has much more leverage on North Korea than we
do. It has the potential to offer significant incentives in terms of
greater trade investment and security assurances so the option is
for the United States to stay involved, be more committed that use
the tools of diplomacy, political dialogue, not military threats. Do
not think Beijing must have already tried that level of diplomatic
pressure on the north? Certainly Beijing has engaged diplomatically
but the US also needs to be involved because the United States is
technically still at war with North Korea, we are the ones with massive
military power in the neighbourhood. We are seen as the greatest threat
to North Korea and its because of that threat and their insecurity
that they seem to feel the need for all this weaponry so we have to be
engaged. But we also need to have a partnership with China that enables
us to offer a diplomatic package. China and the US share the concern
to avoid further nuclear realisation of the Korean Peninsula. I think
it's a possibility we could work together. The goal of a diplomatic
engagement is likely to be not complete demutualisation but a
freeze, can we get them to halt testing and to then begin to work on
a package of incentives and sanctions which can be part of the
package, to move North Korea towards a firm agreement. Do you think there
will be any kind of agreement on the Security Council meeting on Monday?
China has not gone the way other members wanted and there are many in
the US who fear a action is the only way forward. I think the council can
agree, if you think about the Iran nuclear deal, it was the Security
Council, the European states and the United States working together with
their consent and support of Russia and China that offered to Iran a
package of incentives as well sanctions and especially the offer
to lift sanctions if Iran agreed to nuclear freeze. I think a similar
formula could be offered to North Korea. Let's go with a further
sanctions package, I think the council is ready for that and the
European states have been supporting it but it should be tied to an offer
to lift sanctions if North Korea will agree to a significant package,
a freeze on its nuclear programme, nuclear inspections like we have in
Iran. We would probably not get the kind of intrusive monitoring we have
in the and North Korea butlers get back to some kind of more rigorous
monitoring in North Korea. Diplomacy worked before and it can work again.
Sorry to cut you off, we are out of time, thank you.
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With just three weeks to go until Germany votes
in the country's general election - Chancellor Angela Merkel -
who is seeking a fourth term - has been facing her main rival
Much of the sparring focussed on immigration with Mrs Merkel
Jenny Hill has been watching the debate interesting line and emerging
on Turkey and the EU from her opponent? Yes, Martin Schulz was
keen to talk turkey because relations between Germany and Turkey
have deteriorated over the last months, if not longer. Martin Schulz
said if he was the Chancellor he would halt any kind of EU accession
talks with Turkey. What is ironic about that is that Angela Merkel
herself has never wanted Turkey to join the EU but in that debate she
fell short of calling for that particular demand herself saying
instead she would be prepared to speak to other EU members to see if
they could try to stop prepayments to Turkey before any kind of EU
accession. Angela Merkel has been the key architect of the migrant
deal between Turkey and the EU and takes the view it's better to keep
your enemies closer. This was an interesting debate, primarily
because I think many in advance thought that Angela Merkel who was
not known for her particularly powerful rhetoric, is not known for
enjoying this kind of debate, actually I think came out on top.
She's been in the job 12 years and to make it showed. Her experience
came through, she was able to score points against her main rival Martin
Schulz. Pointing out for example very detailed arguments about for
example the refugee crisis, Martin Schulz try to attack on the way
refugees who have arrived in Germany are being integrated in his view not
fast enough. She countered with some detailed statistics about how many
applications are being processed and how many people are still going
through the system for example. This was a very wide-ranging debate as
you would expect, we heard about policing and pensions but also a lot
of talk about foreign policy. In particular North Korea. Martin
Schulz taking a fairly bullish view on Donald Trump pointing out that in
his view Donald Trump was bringing the world to the verge of
destruction with just a few tweets and saying that Europe and the rest
of the world should try to push on and organiser solution over North
Korea without the US president. Angela Merkel taking a softer view
saying she could not see a way forward for diplomatic solutions to
that crisis which did not involve the US president. So I wide-ranging
debate, looking as though Angela Merkel is coming out on top. The
German newspapers saying that as far as they are concerned she did a
better job, polling already suggesting she has come out on top.
Angela Merkel and her Conservative Party are set to win the election if
the polling is to be leaved and I think tonight she was victorious as
well. Thank you Jenny Hill. Much more coming up, all this board
including celebrations for Lewis Hamilton as he takes the race and
the Formula 1 championship lead at the Italian Grand Prix.
She received the Nobel peace prize for her work with the poor and the
dying in India's slums. The head of the Catholic Church said mother
Teresa was a wonderful example of how to help people in need. We have
to identify the bodies and then arrange the options and take them
back home. Parents are waiting and whites are waiting. Hostages
appeared, some carried, some running, trying to escape the
nightmare behind them. Britain lost the Princess today.
Described by all to whom she reached out as irreplaceable. An
early-morning car crash ending a life with more than its share of
pain and courage, warmth and compassion.
North Korea hails a successful test of a hydrogen bomb,
which it claims can be loaded on an intercontinental
Donald Trump has been briefed by his military chiefs, his Defence
Secretary said America did not want to annihilate North Korea but also
had the option to do so if threatened.
The United Nations refugee agency says 73,000 Rohingya Muslims
have now fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar since the army
there began a campaign against militants less
Fresh plumes of smoke could be seen rising from the area as the armies
lodged a complaint against militants. It comes after attacks
and killings carried out by the militants amid warnings about
radicalisation. The UN refugee agency says more than 70,000 people
have fled the Bangladesh. It is now a massive influx,
the sheer number of Rohingya refugees coming into Bangladesh from
Myanmar. The border is just a short
distance that way. They are coming from every
direction, men, women, children. Some very young and some
incredibly old and finding Earlier today we saw plumes of smoke
from inside Rakhine state, presumably villages that
were burning there. Refugees we have spoken to have come
with dramatic testimony of how they were allegedly driven out
of their homes. Some have seen people
killed at close range. They are all heading now towards one
of several temporary refugee camps which are set up on this side
but already these camps are teeming with people and agencies are really
concerned about the sheer numbers of people they have to take care
of with supplies Let's look at some of the other
stories making the news. South Africa's deputy president,
Cyril Ramaphosa, has admitted having But he claims reports
of multiple affairs, which he denies, are part
of a political smear campaign. Mr Ramaphosa said he believed people
were trying to stop him from contesting the leadership
of the governing ANC German explosives experts have
successfully defused a massive World War two bomb in the financial
capital of Frankfurt. More than 60,000 people had to be
evacuated from their homes The bomb was capable
of flattening a city block. Let's get the sport.
The US Open is underway, the fourth round, 18-year-old Danish pop love,
the youngest man to get to this stage since 1989, but unfortunately
it as far as he is going, the Canadian teenager was first up
against Pablo Carreno and he did well to match the Spaniard but lost
all three sets on tie-breaks. Maria Sharapova is playing right now, she
is one set up, it's been tough going in the second set. Lewis Hamilton
took the outright championship lead for the first time this Formula 1
season with a dominant victory in the Italian Grand Prix. A day after
breaking the all-time record for pole position he was in total
control leading Valtteri Bottas D1 - to finish. Sebastian Vettel was
third and is now three points behind, the victory was his sixth of
the season. Sebastian Vettel only has four. The next Grand Prix is in
Singapore in two weeks. A century from Virat Kohli helped his side to
another win in Sri Lanka and it completes a 5-0 whitewash in the
one-day series, his unbeaten 110 guided his side to the target of 239
with six wickets and 21 balls to spare. Earlier the hosts were bowled
out for 238. Kumar took five wickets for 42, MS Dhoni became the first
wicketkeeper to reach 100 stumpings in one-day internationals surpassing
Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka lost all three tests against
India as well and now have just one T20 match on Wednesday to try to
salvage some pride. Australia are desperate to draw level in their
Test series with Bangladesh after they received intense criticism from
media down under. Defeat in the opening match was their first ever
to Bangladesh. Here is Steve Smith. Bangladesh will be full of
confidence with how they played last week, we are going to have to play a
lot better. We are down 1-0 in the series and we need to win the
series. I think the inclusion of Steven O'Keefe in the squad is a
good one, it gives us the option to play three spinners. There is a
possibility we go with that. Are more confident smile from Chris
Froome as he has extended his lead in the welter is banned, he now
leads Vincenzo Nibali by one minute and one seconds. Andy Lopez won the
129 kilometre 15 stage, his second stage win of the race, Chris Froome
finished fifth and gained six seconds over his nearest rival.
There are six stages to go. Ewan sprinted to victory on the opening
stage of the Tour of Britain, 193 pedal from Edinburgh to Kelso in the
Scottish Borders. He just edged out Edvald Boasson Hagen. Joachim Loew
has condemned fans who sang Nazi era chants during the win over the Czech
Republic, it came on the anniversary of the German invasion of Poland in
1939 which triggered World War II. TRANSLATION: I'm not upset or sad,
but I am angry, this is maybe the best description of my feelings. I
am really, really upset about what happened. The fact that some
so-called fans used football and the stage of an international game to
bring great shame and disgrace to our country with their behaviour, I
think every single one of those people should not be allowed to
enter the stadium. That would be an absolute win. That's all the sport,
see you soon. Slightly happy journey story
It's probably fair to say that when it comes to handling your beer,
This is Oliver Struempfel from Abersberg in Bavaria -
and he's carrying 31 steins full of German beer.
Oliver spent the afternoon breaking his own world record
He dropped one and spilt another - setting a new record at 29.
just a lucky few across eastern parts of the UK which have seen
sunshine, much easier compared to yesterday, for many of us are cloudy
story and wet for some of us, very wet for a time across