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Hurricane Irma - the most powerful Atlantic storm ever -
heads to Puerto Rico after causing major damage in the
She won the Nobel Peace Prize - but now Aung San Suu Kyi is under
fire for not speaking out about the plight of
We're on the border with Bangladesh as thousands continue to flee.
Several of them have told me that their villages
There are some people here with gunshot wounds.
Hungary reacts furiously as the top European Court says it must accept
It looks like a photo of an ordinary girl so why does this snap break the
rules for a prestigious portrait prize?
Hurricane Irma - the most powerful storm ever
recorded in the Atlantic - has now made landfall as it
sweeps across a number of Caribbean islands.
The Category five storm - with sustained winds of 185 mph -
is now heading towards the British Virgin Islands,
It has already had to get, St Martin and Anguilla.
Our correspondent Laura Bicker is in Puerto Rico.
You can see the effects of Hurricaine Irma and that storm is
quite a bit away. We believe the eye of Hurricaine Irma is currently over
the virgin islands and it was last recorded wind speeds of 185 mph.
They have not seen a storm in the region of this strength since 1928.
All the preparations have been made on this island now and the only
thing they can do is wait and see what the next few hours will bring.
This is what it sounds like to be in the heart of one of the strongest
The winds, like a jet engine, roar through the eastern Caribbean.
The category five hurricane ripped roofs off homes,
devastating some of the oldest buildings in Saint Martin.
And all communication was lost to 2000 people stuck on the island
of Barbuda where there are reports of a 20 foot storm surge.
And as she barrelled towards the Virgin Islands,
hundreds tried to get to safer ground.
This rare view from the air gives you an idea of the sheer
Around the eye are catastrophic 185 mile an hour winds.
And this is what they fear on the island of Puerto Rico.
The aim is to try to save as much as possible.
Neighbours in this area are handing out wood boarding and supplies.
This shop owner describes them as angels.
We are a strong island, you know, we have been through this before.
It's a lot of emotions going on, you know?
The Governor inspects one of the shelters set up
for the thousands who are expected to evacuate low-lying areas.
He says the next few hours of preparation could be
the difference between life and death on this island.
A big impact, should those hurricane winds hit Puerto Rico.
We are hopeful that it will skid off somewhere
north-east of Puerto Rico, but we are prepared
We can't leave anything to chance and our priority right now
is to make sure the people of Puerto Rico are safe.
These families hope they will be safe in this school.
This woman tells us her house is already filled with water.
Irma is closing in and all people here can do now is watch and wait.
Let's show you what things look like in Puerto Rico right now. This is a
light shop we can see, -- live shot. This is a beach not far from where
Laura was reporting. Porto Rico is expected to be coming very close to
Hurricaine Irma. The pad is predicted to particles by. More than
3.5 million live in Puerto Rico so a huge source of concern but it looks
extremely stormy. Just after two o'clock in the afternoon there.
Let's go to Saint Kitts. It was battered by Hurricaine Irma a few
hours ago. We can speak to James Ferrers. Thank you for talking to
us. Our things right now? Things have started to improve thankfully.
We have had the main brunt of the storm at about, between 5am and 7am
local time this morning. The winds started up at about midnight and
ramped up gradually until 5am this morning and the sun came up, you
could see the full force of the storm across the bay where I live
here. So now you are getting pretty complete picture of the kind of
damage it has called? Yes. Luckily the area I live in, the majority of
the houses are correcting proofs. Obviously there are trees down and
vegetation and roads. But there doesn't seem to be any structural
damage in the area I live in. You are actually part of the
preparedness team for the university where you work. At the school that I
work out, that is correct. We have been planning for some time,
everything seems to be going according to plan and so far to my
knowledge everybody is safe. We know you were looking at the window and
you could see something you thought was lighting through your curtains
but it was the live electricity cables actually snapping and dancing
around in the wind. That is right. It is about 430, five o'clock, we
thought there were lightning strikes but when we looked out, we could see
the snapped electrical cables in the distance sort of dancing around
near... We are looking at those pictures now, James. Yes, it you can
imagine it is pretty scary but thankfully it is not in an area
where a lot of people lived and now we can see it in daylight, things,
everybody seems to be safe in that area. When you heard about the
magnitude of Hurricaine Irma what was the reaction in Saint Kitts
given you were in its path? We knew there was a big storm coming from
the middle of last week so there was a lot of preparation coming across
the island, people have obviously been storing a lot of water, canned
food, biscuits, these sort of things, so we have been well
prepared. What are people able to do now? What sort of state had things
been left in? At the moment the current advice is to stay indoors.
We are still experiencing some high winds and some rain. Things are
starting to slowly ease off now, so we are all just sitting it out and
waiting for the all clear. Thank you for talking to us from St Kitts,
that is James, thank you for talking about how it was for you there in
the Caribbean. We will keep you up-to-date with the progress of
Hurricaine Irma here on BBC World News.
Over the past few days we've been reporting on the plight
of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar.
Well today the country's civilian leader - the Nobel
laureate Aung San Suu Kyi - described reports of
the crisis as a "huge iceberg of misinformation".
In the past twelve days nearly hundred and fifty thousand Rohingyas
have arrived in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Many have accused Myanmar's military of murder and rape.
Terrified Rohingyas are fleeing from Myanmar however they can.
Several children are said to have drowned today trying
We were hiding near a hill for two days.
We were there in the rain without food and with my children.
When we heard the sound of shooting, we took a boat across the sea
The refugees bring with them new reports of atrocities that have
The world had hoped the country's de facto leader would use her moral
Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991
for her nonviolent struggle for democracy and human rights.
She had spent 15 years under house arrest during
But today, at a press conference with the Indian Prime Minister,
Aung San Suu Kyi was conspicuously silent on the victims
She said misinformation was distorting reality,
and she blamed terrorists for the crisis.
We believe that together we can work to make sure that terrorism is not
allowed to take root on our soil or on the soil of any
They are Muslims who've faced discrimination and persecution
for decades in mainly Buddhist Myanmar, which
considers them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
But Bangladesh denies they are its citizens.
Many were forced from their villages by communal violence
The latest refugee crisis has been caused by what the military
is calling "clearance operations", following attacks by Rohingya
150,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar in the last two weeks alone.
More than 230,000 have escaped to Bangladesh since last October.
Malala Yousafzai, a fellow recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize,
this week called on Aung San Suu Kyi to condemn what she called
the tragic and shameful treatment of the Rohingyas.
Aid agencies haven't been allowed into the areas
they are fleeing from, and the UN Secretary-General has
warned this crisis could spiral into a humanitarian catastrophe.
One of the few foreign journalists allowed into Rakhine state,
from where Rohinja people are fleeing, is the
A Burmese minister told him that all the villages burned down
there were destroyed by Rohingya militants, aimed at forcing
the Muslim population to flee to Bangladesh.
We have, a rather long and arduous journey to get here on a government
tour and the Government has brought us here. It doesn't normally allow
journalists or any foreigners into this region without special
permission, because it wants to challenge the narrative that the
rest of the world is hearing from the many refugees, tens of thousands
that are fleeing into Bangladesh. So they have been taking us to various
sites, showing as examples of destruction and letting us talk to
people. And all of them are sticking to the tame story, -- same story,
which is Muslim militants have infiltrated Rohingya of course they
don't use that word, it is pretty much banned in this part of the
world, they saved the Muslim cleared his work infiltrated by the sultans
and it was them themselves who burned down these villages, which we
can see, the remains of about four or five houses, apparently lived in
by Moslem inhabitants who are now being looked after next door by the
temple behind me. It is very hard for us to challenge this narrative.
We are in the company of heavily armed police and government
officials. We have heard some dissenting views and have been able
to talk quietly to people but this is the message the Government wants
to get across, that it wasn't their fault and security forces have
denied any abuses of a tall, all the allegations of rape and the shooting
and they say all the hundreds of villagers burned down, every part of
it is the responsibility of the militants themselves and nothing to
do with the Government. The UN is warning that the situation
in Myanmar could spiral Our correspondent Sanjoy Majumder
is on the border with Bangladesh - as more refugees arrive by land
and by sea. All these boats are carrying
Royingya refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar and they have
been coming through I am told there are several other
boatloads of refugees just waiting This is one fresh lot of refugees
who have just arrived. They have come off this boat
here, and you can see how they are carrying with them
their household belongings, things that they have just managed
to grab as they ran. Several of them have
told me that their villages There are some people
here with gunshot wounds, some people with other injuries,
but most of all, they This is a really dangerous voyage,
and it has taken them From here, they will move on to one
of the many refugee camps that have and there are more
coming in every hour. A test carried out on DNA taken
from the foggy of the dead Spanish artist Salvador Dali has shown that
a woman was wrong to His foggy was exhumed - in July -
from a crypt in Figueres so that samples could be taken to settle
the paternity claim. Maria Pilar Abel Martinez,
a tarot cloud reader, had maintained that her mother had
had an affair with The Hungarian government has reacted
furiously to the EU's decision to dismiss its legal challenge
against taking compulsory The fixed quotas were drawn up two
years ago at the height Hungary and Slovakia had
brought their legal challenge They say they will continue
to fight the quotas. The BBC's Nick Thorpe
is in Budapest and describes how The Hungarian Government's reaction
to the court verdict The Foreign Minister,
Peter Szijjarto, described the verdict as appalling,
irresponsible, and European law and values had
been raped, he said. The European Commissioner
for migration, replied that the only political element lay not
in the verdict, but in the stance of What the Hungarian Government now
clearly expects to happen is that the European Commission
will sue Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic for refusing
to accept a single asylum seeker Such a court case could take
between six months and two years. Having lost the legal argument,
Hungary now hopes it can still influence the political
argument over the future Meanwhile here in Britain,
there's been a mixed reaction to a suggestions that the Government
is planning tight restrictions on immigration from
the European Union after Brexit. A leaked document recommends
a two-year limit for unskilled workers to stay in the UK,
with employers being urged But business leaders have expressed
concern about the proposals. Here is our Political Editor Laura
Coombs burg. There in black and white,
a plan for immigration Leaked ideas to answer the demand
the Prime Minister believes millions The document from August says
freedom of movement, where unlimited EU citizens can come
here, will end when we leave. New arrivals after 2019 would have
to register to stay long term. There will be tighter rules
for lower skilled workers, to prioritise British employees,
perhaps even with a cap on numbers. And for EU citizens who do come
to the UK, it'll be harder This Birmingham food factory
is already losing one Italian chef And boss Rosie is concerned
it will make it harder to attract new arrivals,
the staff she needs. It will definitely hinder our job
as an employer but actually We do have chefs from
all over the world. It will impact our ability
to recruit people. The Government won't budge
on its view that the referendum was an instruction from the public
to control immigration. Well one minister admitted it
won't be an easy job. Since this draft was put
together only last month, there have been six more versions
of the plan. With not just the Home
Office but the Treasury, the Brexit Department and Number Ten
all determined to chip in. And don't forget, whatever
they decide here, they have Leaving the EU is not just
about obscure negotiations in the back rooms of Brussels,
but Government departments right now engaged in rewriting
the country's rules. Laura Kuenssberg, BBC
News, Westminster. A court in Moscow has ruled that
a policy used by the Russian airline Aeroflot to link flight attendants'
pay to their dress size is illegal. Two stewardesses had
brought the case, after their wages fell
and they were removed from international flights
because they were deemed too big. Aeroflot denies its policy
is discriminatory, but in court, a lawyer argued that the appearance
of its crews was a key factor He also argued that limited space
on planes meant larger It might look like a photograph
of an ordinary Japanese girl, but this snap's forced
London's National Portrait Gallery to bend the rules
for its prestigious The work of Finnish
artist Maija Tammi - it's actually a robot staring
into the lense - and the only time a photo of an artificial
person's been accepted for the Taylor Wessing
Prize shortlist. The gallery say they'll look
at the rules for future years, but for now they like the questions
it poses over what it We can speak to Maija Tammi now -
on the road as we speak, Maija, welcome, thank you for
speaking to us while you are on the move. What gave you the idea to do
this? I was in Japan in an artist residency and most of my works but
that where borders go, borderline things that questioned the actual
definition that kind of creates them, for example, life and death.
What kind of things are considered alive and what dead? We have
multiple definitions. We can look at Erica. That is the name of the
android you chose to photograph. Tell us what it was like to meet an
android? I only had half an hour with her and she wasn't on, so to
speak, so I could not talk to her because she has her own desires and
things she wants to do, so I had half an hour with an assistant and
we had a little laptop in the table where we could control facial
movements and little details in her face, the kind of control her eye
movement and control her. If you look at the picture nobody would
know that it wasn't a real-life human being I met this then is the
roads -- this bends the rules, the National Portrait Gallery says it
itself, will you surprised they let you do this and get this far? Kind
of a bed. That was also my reason to enter Iraq into the competition
because I want to see if the time is ready for us to kind of think what
do we consider to be alive and what do we consider to be human as well.
The other two short listed orchards are an image of a migrant and Venter
is a portrait of a girl fleeing Islamic State in Mosul. Do you think
that nonhuman takes some seriousness away from the other portraits? Not
necessarily. We also have to remember when we look at Brit Awards
that I am sure a lot of people still strongly believe that a portrait
tells something deep psychological inside of the person who is in front
of the camera, whereas we do know in reality that people project our own
thoughts on the portraits. We see a face and we imagine what lives and
what sort of person it could be. It is so do our best possible gas.
Sorry, Maija, thank you very much. We are out of time. The results will
be announced on the 14th of November, we wish you all the best.
Jennifer Lawrence was the highest paid actress
in the world last year - she's made her name and her fortune
playing gritty roles and her new part in the dark,
psychological thriller Mother! is no exception.
Our Arts Editor, Will Gompertz, has been to meet the 27-year-old
Oscar winner ahead of the film's UK premiere.
and devoted to her husband, a much older literary man
The critics are slamming and lauding this in equal measure. It is not
enjoyable while you are watching it. It is hard to watch. It is an
assault. If I was writing a review while I was watching it I would be
like, don't go! If you sit with it a little bit and give yourself 45
minutes when you get home, you realise how important it is. He has
a stranger, we just going to let him sleep in our house? Hello. Hello.
What was in it that was important? What is great about it is everyone
will walk away with something that resonates with them. For me it is
what would happen if we treated our planet with care, with humanity,
pulling out of the Paris climate deal was not a good start. That is
what keep the marriage going. This is all just... Setting. Oh, you do
want them. What about gender and the Hollywood thing? Do you think it is
still deeply unfair, the game is rigged in Hollywood? I do. I think
there is still a lot of unfairness. We are making changes, the gap is
very slowly closing, but there is still work to be done. Could you
make sure for instant that you got paid the same or even more than your
co-star in this movie? I didn't look at what he was getting, I just knew
what they deserved and what with that. If you found out he was paid
more? There would be a phone call. Before we go, take a look at these
pictures which are proving quite Why drag this crime was completed in
25 minutes but he had been trying for two years. He is the first
person to finish a single rope climb. For the non-rock climbers
among us, that is considered the hardest kind feature can actually
attempt. Before we go, take a look at these
pictures which are proving quite They show a rather unusual attempt
by an Irish man to catch a bat It was filmed in Derry Fleming's
home in County Kerry You can see Derry chasing the bat
around with a bath towel, It all turned out well in the end.
No injuries. Thank you for watching. Hello. Today we have had some bright