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America warns that North Korea is begging for war

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America urges the UN to take the strongest possible measures against

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North Korea. It comes after North Korea performed their sick than most

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powerful nuclear test. The US ambassador to the UN said America

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does not want conflict, but its patient is not unlimited.

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His abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats sure that he is

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begging for war. As thousands more people

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flee to Bangladesh, pressure grows on Myanmar's

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government to end the military campaign

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against the Rohingya Muslims. Angela Merkel has faced down her

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opponent in Germany's televised election debate. And sacked from

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L'Oreal but still defiant, we will hear from the transgender model who

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says that all white people benefit from racism.

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Hello and welcome to World News Today.

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The American ambassador to the United Nations has urged the other

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nations to take the strong as possible measures against North

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Korea. Speaking in an emergency session, Mickey Hayley's language

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was blunt. She said, to the members of the Security Council I must

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say... But a Chinese counterpart urged

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restraint. He said... The BBC's correspondent is in Seoul,

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here is the latest report. One day after North Korea's most

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powerful nuclear test, the south displayed its might. Missiles were

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launched from the ground and the air. It was a test, South Korea

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showing off how it could attack Pyongyang's nuclear site. This is a

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strong reaction from a country that for months has been desperately

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trying to avoid conflict in the Korean peninsula. Across the sea in

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Japan, the government gave worrying details about North Korea's latest

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test. TRANSLATION: The evidence suggest

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that the North conducted a hydrogen bomb test. The government had to

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conclude that the test was a success, considering the huge poor

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it generated. Pyongyang has successfully test the weapon that

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poses a great threat to Japan's security.

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A hydrogen bomb is vastly more powerful than the bomb that

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destroyed Hiroshima, and North Korea says that is what his leader is

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looking at. The country has conducted six nuclear tests so far,

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but it has really accelerated since Kim Jong Un him to power. At an

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emergency UN Security Council meeting, the US lashed out at the

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North Korean leader. Nuclear power is understand the

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responsibility. Kim Jong Un shows no such understanding. His abusive use

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of missiles, and his nuclear threats, show that he is begging for

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war. The people in South Korea have dealt

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with the threat from the North for a long time now. But perhaps never

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before has a nuclear test and multiple missile tests come in such

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quick succession, really ratcheting up the pressure on the government

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here in Seoul and its allies. This is America's latest anti-missile

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system, designed to shoot down a Rockets. It has now been deployed in

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South Korea. The allies might be able to defend themselves against an

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attack, but no matter how much North Korea provokes them, striking the

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country's nuclear base is not the easy option.

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This is most important. North Korea will certainly retaliate, and South

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Korea will be the main victim of being sandwiched between the

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hardline United States and recalcitrant North Korea.

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And so for now, South Korea continues to build an arsenal hoping

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never to use it. So what are the options left

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for the international community as it tries to curb

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North Korea's nuclear ambitions? Here's our Diplomatic

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Correspondent, James Robbins. President Trump insists the time for

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talking to North Korea has passed, but most countries still hope

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diplomacy might work, dissuading the regime not to become a full nuclear

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weapons state. As part of that diplomacy, the UN Security Council

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has been meeting to discuss additional sanctions designed to

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turn tied to the economic screw on North Korea. The UN has been passing

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resolutions condemning North Korea, but its weapons programme seems to

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be accelerating. Present sanctions include bans on export sales by

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North Korea of coal, led, Ireland seafood, almost all of it to China.

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There is talk now of a ban of North Korean textiles. The most

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devastating sanctions would be a china cut oil supplies, paralysing

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an already feeble economy. Only the strongest sanctions will

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enable us to resolve this problem through diplomacy. We have kicked

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the can down the road long enough. There is no more road left. The

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United States will look at every country that does business with

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North Koreas a country that is giving aid to their reckless and

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dangerous nuclear intentions. The United States will present a new

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sanctions resolution and push for a vote at the UN next week. It may

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well pass. But the Americans reject China's overall approach, it is that

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both the United States and North Korea should wind down their forces

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in the region. TRANSLATION: This joint initiative

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by China and Russia is practical and feasible, aimed at addressing the

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most urgent security concerns of the parties concerned, easing the

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tension as soon as possible. But what of talks of diplomacy fail?

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That leaves the grim possibility of American military action. The United

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States has made clear it could overwhelm North Korea will stop the

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trouble with that is the North Korean regime already has its own

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massive conventional missiles just back from the border, and Seoul is

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within easy range. So the South Korean capital, as well as large

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parts of Japan, could be devastated, and military action could rapidly

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escalate into all-out war. Amidst all this attention, what is Kim Jong

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Un, North Korea's dictator, actually trying to achieve? He desperately

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wants to join the elite club of nuclear nations for his own

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protection. Not having nuclear weapons makes dictator 's honourable

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to regime change -- vulnerable. He has looked at Colonel Gaddafi and

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Saddam Hussein, neither had nukes. It is likely he will press on and

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try to complete an arsenal of nuclear missiles, the fate of his

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country and people are not being stopped.

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Joining me now from Washington is Scott Snyder,

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senior fellow for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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He joins us live here. Thank you very much for your time. What was

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your reading of what we heard in the Security Council?

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Well, clearly the US is back for another round, or stern round of

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sanctions. There was a gap between the Chinese and the Americans, after

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only two months and a year after the last North Korean nuclear test, last

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year took almost three months to arrive at a Security Council

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resolution. One would hope that given the nature of this particular

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amount, it would be possible for the US China and Russia to come to

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closure much more expeditiously. Some people listening to China

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saying there will never be war on the peninsula. Donald Trump saying

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all options are available, that is more than a gap, that is a chasm.

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Well, the situation is growing more serious precisely because North

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Korea, Kim Jong Un is trying to export his own vulnerability to the

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United States. The United States finds that export of vulnerability

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to the US unacceptable and that the US would retaliate massively if

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indeed that is what happens. But the core of that statement in my view

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was a defensive statement. It mirrors some of the North Korean

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defensive statements with regards to responsible use of the nuclear

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capability. But then, I think on the US side, there is not a level of

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trust with the North Korean leader, that he can be responsible, and

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there is a discomfort with vulnerability to North Korean

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threats. We have heard condemnation from

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people within the Trump administration. This demand further

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sanctions. Some people watching might be thinking, we have had of

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sanctions and condemnation, and here we are.

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Well, there is still more road in terms of the level of pressure that

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can be applied to North Korea. It is absolutely true that pressure is

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only one element of what is needed in order to turn the situation

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around. There is also a need for diplomatic indication on a variety

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of fronts, between the United States and North Korea, if for no other

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reason under both sides to understand the rules of the road and

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arguably a new situation based on North Korea's expanding

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capabilities. Then later on perhaps we can get back to denuclearisation

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discussions. But I think the immediate need is for a diplomatic

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track, and that is a girl that I think all members of the

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International committee should support and facilitate.

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Thank you very much for your time. Visit our website for much

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more context and analysis There's lots of text and video

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including this question and answer Just go to bbc.com/news

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for all that. Let's take a look

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at some of the other Kenya's presidential

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election will be re-run Last week, the Supreme Court

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cancelled the results of August's poll, which was

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won by Uhuru Kenyatta. It said the electoral commission had

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not conducted the vote in line with the constitution and ordered

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a re-run within 60 days. A man's been charged

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with kidnapping in connection with the disappearance

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of a nine-year-old girl The girl was last seen over a week

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ago, where the ceremony was held, Police say, the 34-year-old suspect

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was one of the guests. United Nations has criticised the

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country of Myanmar's leader for failing to protect the Rohingyas.

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The situation is really great and it is time for somebody to step in.

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These comments come as the number of Mac fleeing to Bangladesh reached

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87,000, according to the UN. The refugee agency says the camps were

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close to the border and are saturation point.

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She is two days old, born inside a refugee camp.

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Her parents are Rohingyas, ethnic Muslims from Myanmar denied

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citizenship and now fleeing persecution.

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The baby's mother says they left after their village was attacked,

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TRANSLATION: We fled across the river by boat

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We were very scared about what the military would to do to us.

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After coming here, we heard that our house has been burnt down.

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Do you think you will ever be able to take your baby back home,

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There is no one there, we cannot go back.

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Their home is now a vast refugee camp.

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Along with tens of thousands of Rohingyas now living

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Many of them eating their first proper meal in days.

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Just four days ago, was nothing here.

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It was just a side of a hill with a clump of trees on it.

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It is a vast settlement, a temporary home for all the Rohingya refugees

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who have come over from Myanmar and have nowhere to go.

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And even this place is going to reach its limit in a few days.

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Bangladesh is now struggling to cope with the growing numbers

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of Rohingyas streaming in every day, especially as many more

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To accommodate them we do not have enough land,

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that is one important thing, and the problem is we don't have

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enough shelters so that we can accommodate them here.

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And there is actually the food problem and water,

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and the health problem, and actually they are occupying our

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That is actually causing huge tensions for the host

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Satellite images obtained obtained by Human Rights Watch show entire

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More than 400 Rohingyas have been killed in ten days,

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It is hard to independently verify the situation.

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But in the refugee camps it is apparent that the Rohingyas

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are here to stay, and the next generation may never get

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The TV debate between Angela Merkel and her rival Martin Schulz

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was billed as the last chance to topple the Chancellor before

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the country's election in three weeks' time.

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But those hoping for an impassioned, or even a furious confrontation

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must have been left feeling rather disappointed.

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Mrs Merkel's experience showed and she effortlessly fended

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Here's our Berlin correspondent Jenny Hill.

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You are looking in all probability at Germany's next Chancellor.

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Angela Merkel does not like live TV debates.

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Nevertheless, most agree she scored a clear victory

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against her main rival, Martin Schulz.

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It was a lacklustre debate, but it has provoked anger in Turkey.

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"If I was Chancellor," said Martin Schulz, "I would end EU

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Mrs Merkel, no fan herself of Turkish membership,

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TRANSLATION: We agreed that there shouldn't be any

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pre-accession payments, and it is clear that Turkey should

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not be a member of the EU, so I will talk to my colleagues

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to see whether we could come to a common position and end

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On the campaign trail, the real story of the selection.

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Mrs Merkel's refugee policy is still a source of discontent.

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The anti-migrant party is likely to enter parliament

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Even so, Mrs Merkel defended her position to open Germany's doors.

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TRANSLATION: On September 4th, we had a situation where

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the Austrian Chancellor called to tell me that people

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And in the life of a Chancellor, there are times when you have

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Whoever takes the top job here faces many challenges,

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and we heard a lot of them discussed last night.

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Domestic issues like pensions and policing,

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foreign policy issues, Donald Trump, North Korea, the

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So it was perhaps telling that in an hour and a half debate,

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not a single word was spoken about Brexit.

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Most Americans may be enjoying the Labor Day holiday,

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but in the states of Texas and Louisiana, the battle

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against the devastation caused by tropical storm Harvey goes on.

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In the city of Houston, as people begin to return to their homes,

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recovery efforts are starting to focus on rebuilding,

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and getting key transportation routes up and running.

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The upper part of the Houston ship channel.

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What happens on this tiny stretch of water affects

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Tankers still cannot get in, choking off supplies of oil.

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We went out with an ensign from the US Coast Guard on one

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This is one of the major facilities, and one of the missions

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for the coastguard was actually to get this restored as soon

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as possible for navigational purposes, so that the vessels can

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come in and start off-loading or on-loading the product to get it

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to where it needs to go across the destinations.

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And I guess a sign of just how far we've come in the few days

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since Harvey made landfall, we've got a boat here going past.

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Right, so, just a few days ago the port was closed,

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right, with the hurricane, so now we look at what we

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Commodities are starting to move again.

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For now, shipping traffic is limited.

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The coastguard is assessing the degree and repairing

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Normally this waterway would be full of vessels carrying everything

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from consumer goods to crude oil, and that is why American authorities

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have made this a priority, to get it reopened as soon

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as possible given its economic importance.

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Exxon Mobil is restarting refining operations at its Baytown facility.

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A quarter of all American refining capacity was taken out

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And it is not just big business trying to rebuild.

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Construction materials were in heavy demand that the local

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Spending money on material, money that we don't have.

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Mario came for supplies, to fix his grandmother's flooded house.

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I work in the refinery industry, so that is one of the industries

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At a time when he needs the money most, he is looking

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They keep on calling us and sending the message, day by day.

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We're not working today, we're working maybe tomorrow,

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not today, and then eventually they told us we are not going to be

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able to show up until maybe the 5th of September.

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And that lack of activity in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

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is not just affecting workers but the economy, which is why

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there is such a push to get things moving again.

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She broke barriers by becoming the first transgender model

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to appear in a cosmetics campaign for L'Oreal.

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But then Munroe Bergdorf was fired because of a Facebook post

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where she reportedly called "all white people" racist.

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Bergdorf says she wrote the post in response

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to events in Charlottesville, where protestors carrying

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Nazi flags clashed with anti-racism demonstrators.

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The model told the BBC says she stands by her comments -

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Facebook deleted it because once I posted it it was drenched

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with alt-right supporters, and just people kind

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In the post, I was extremely angry and frustrated,

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I think we all were, about the Charlottesville attacks,

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about Heather dying, and just the fact that racism exists

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and we are not really doing anything to counter it.

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I don't think people really understand what

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I'm talking about all white people benefit from white privilege.

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White privilege filters, well, it stems from white supremacy,

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it stems from a society that was put in place and built to benefit white

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people above any other race, because race doesn't actually exist,

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But the lighter your skin tone the more privilege

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For instance, I'm a lighter skinned woman, I will have a lot more

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social privilege than, say, a dark skinned black woman.

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I did write bookends to that original quote which actually talked

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about what people can do if they want to help,

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or if they want to help end racism, and obviously it was taken out

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of context and all people saw was the angry middle bit.

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I don't think I've thrown it away, I think L'Oreal threw it away.

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I think that they have the opportunity to actually talk

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about why we need diversity and talk about why racism actually

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exists in the first place, as that is all I did.

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They cannot hire somebody and expect them to keep

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their mouths shut when it comes to inconvenient truths.

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L'Oreal says it supports diversity and tolerance

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towards all people irrespective of their race, background,

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There's going to be a new addition

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced they're

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Our Royal Correpsondent Nicholas Witchell reports.

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The Duchess of Cambridge last week with her husband and Prince Harry.

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No news then the announcement of the third baby. Kensington Palace was

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forced to disclose the information because the Duchess had to pull out

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of an engagement because of morning sickness. She is now resting at

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Kensington Palace. According to the statement, the Queen, opening the

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Queensbury Crossing near Edinburgh this morning, and other members of

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the Royal Family, are delighted by the news. It will be the Queen's six

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great grandchild, fifth in line for succession to the throne. It is more

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than four years since the birth of Prince George in July 20 13. This is

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an important week for him, he is due to start at his new school in

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London, something his mother said he will not want to miss. The couple's

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second child, Princess Charlotte, was born in May 2015, fourth in the

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line for succession, and will retain that position even if the new baby

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is a boy. On a visit by the Cambridge is to Poland, Catherine

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joked about having another baby when she was given a gift intended for a

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baby. It did not seem significant at the time. Today, Prince Harry said

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he was delighted at the prospect of being an uncle again.

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Fantastic, very happy for them. How is your sister doing?

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I haven't seen her for a while but I think she's doing OK.

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The news comes just as Williams beginning full-time royal duties.

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Soon the team of four will become five. Kensington Palace has not said

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when the new baby is due. It must be assumed that it will be around March

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of next year. Just time to show you some

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astonishing pictures from Australia, frightening as well, 12 people were

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injured in a drag racing event at Alice Springs, you will see why in a

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moment. That car is spinning around and then suddenly that happens. It's

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praise burning fuel over a number of spectators, and one man has critical

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injuries, which you might expect. Organisers shut down the event,

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which is now being investigated by the police. That's it for this half

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an hour, a reminder of the lead story, the US ambassador to the UN

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has urged the UN Security Council to take the strongest possible measures

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against North Korea in response to its most powerful nuclear test. We

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will pick up on those issues on Outside Source.

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