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  • You're listening to the six o'clock news podcast from B.B.C. radio four B.B.C. news at six o'clock this is Chris Aldridge good evening.

  • Any sense of international consensus about how to deal with North Korea's missile programme has evaporated.

  • China has accused some countries of stabbing others in the back or President Trumper said, talking to Pyongyang is no longer the answer Theresa may has begun.

  • Her visit to Japan by saying a trade deal being negotiated by the e. and Japan can form the basis of an agreement between London and Tokyo.

  • Aid workers say that nearly twenty thousand Muslims have third from Myanmar to Bangladesh tropical storm Harvey's reach Louisiana after, causing severe damage across swathes of Texas Oxford University and said it will hold open the place for student who fears being deported to Zimbabwe.

  • President trump has dismissed the prospect of a diplomatic solution to the North Korea missile crisis by saying that talking is not the answer.

  • There's been more international condemnation of Pyongyang ze decision to fire a medium range missile over Japan yesterday Theresa may, who's visiting Japan described the launch as illegal and outrageous and called for China to bring more pressure on North Korea, but her comments were met with contempt in Beijing, a diplomatic correspondent Paul Adams has been following developments, it's been a day of threats heated rhetoric and sharp disagreements over what the international Community should do about Kim Jong uns nuclear ambitions within hours of a unanimous strongly worded U.N. security Council resolution North Korea threaten further action.

  • It said yesterday's missile test was the first step of military operations in the Pacific state media also repeated threats to the U.S. Pacific island of Guam Donald trump hit back in his first tweet of the day, he set the U.S. had been talking to North career for twenty five years talking, he wrote, is not the answer.

  • In Geneva, the U.S. disarmament Ambassador Robert would also sounded impatient.

  • You're not here today to debate the dangers posed by North Koreans U.N. proscribed nuclear ballistic missile programmes, the time for a debate has long passed those dangers are clear, and it is now time for a concerted action, for his part, the U.S. defence Secretary Jim mattis struck a rather less combative note before a meeting with his South Korean counterpart, he told reporters.

  • We are never out of diplomatic solutions.

  • Speaking in Japan, Theresa may welcomed last night's U.N. resolution, but made it clear, she expects China to play a more decisive role.

  • I'm pleased that there was a United condemnation of North Korea, but we want to work with international partners to see what further pressure could be bought and, of course, particularly look at what China can do to bring pressure on North, this did not go down well in Beijing, the foreign Ministry spokeswoman watch from Yang asked about the Prime Minister's comments was Dismissive, the more me, actually, thou, you're the family in their shinty, you'll say sock.

  • What you're then add some side shake hands and star brothers in the back at the same time, some dash for when it comes to imposing sanctions, but hide away when it comes to asking for peace talks.

  • This is not the attitude or behaviour of a responsible country out in the Pacific.

  • Meanwhile, the U.S. military was testing some of its own military capability successfully intercepting a medium range ballistic missile when asked about the timing of the test.

  • The missile defence Agency said it had been planned for months as tensions continue to rise, a correspondent in Tokyo.

  • Rupert Wingfield Hayes has been finding out more about North Korea's arsenal of nuclear weapons and the threat it poses the sound of a Poisson twelve miss it blasted off from an airfield near Pyongyang yesterday morning and headed across, while some twelve and its bigger sister, the Poisson fourteen or a new family of long range missiles.

  • First seen in public in North Korea.

  • Back in may They're capable of hitting Japan, Guam and possibly the mainland United States, how many of these new missiles Pyongyang has is unclear.

  • So far, probably only a handful North Korea has also successfully test fired a new type of solid rocket missile called the cook song, it has a shorter range, but it can be put on a submarine, making it very hard to detect or neutralise In addition, North Korea has several hundred shorter range missiles called the non Dom, it is an updated version of the old Soviet scarred and is capable of hitting all of South Korea and parts of Japan, North Korea, got its first missiles from Egypt, back in the nineteen eighties and then reverse engineered them, but it's more recent missiles are much bigger and more advanced help with making solid rocket motors is thought to have come from Iran, but the biggest question is, how has Pyongyang developed its new long range ballistic missiles.

  • So quickly.

  • The powerful liquid fuelled engines are complicated and difficult to make photos show they look very similar to engines made in Ukraine.

  • During the late Soviet era, how they could have ended up in North Korea remains a mystery.

  • At the start of her visit to Japan, Theresa may said a trade deal between Tokyo and Brussels, could be the basis of a future post Breck's at agreement between the U.K. and Japan, the car maker, Aston Martin, which has representatives in missus may's delegation announced of five hundred million pound deal involving increase exports, and the setting up of new offices in Japan, a political correspondent Ben right is travelling with missus me with fifteen business leaders and their trade Secretary intho Theresa may touch down in Japan, pledging to continue and deep in the economic relationship between the two countries, the U.K. cannot begin formal negotiations with other Nations until after Brecht's It, but the Japanese Prime Minister, since a Bay has indicated he's keen to pursue a deal.

  • However, the European Union and Japan are poised to sign a new free trade agreement that has been years in the making, and enthusiastically pushed by Britain on the flight to Japan, missus may said that E.U., Japan, trade deal could be the basis for a future partnership with the U.K., at least initially, but Japan's politicians are likely to be far more interested in talking about the terms of Brecht's it first over three decades, more than a thousand Japanese firms have established a large presence in Britain, employing one hundred forty thousand people between them, not just the big three car makers, but manufacturers and banks to last year, Japan's government published a fifteen paid open letter to the U.K., urging it to keep its post breaks it arrangement with the E.U. single market as close as it is now.

  • But today, Theresa may told the b. b. c. c. ruled out remaining in the single market and customs Union during a transition period as the labour party now advocates, you can't be a Member of the single market, unless you're a Member of the European what we need to ensure now is that we get a trade deal negotiated so that we know what the future relationship is going to be with the European Union, missus may also repeated her view that no Brecht's it deal was better than a Bad one, but the government is clearly coalescing around the view that a transition deal is vital to soften the impact of Brecht's it, and that may reassure the Prime Minister's Japanese hosts the former conservative leader Lord Haig has warned that Britain will get a worse specs a deal, because of the election, in which the Conservatives lost overall parliamentary majority in a B.B.C. interview Lord Haig said, the U.K. would end up having to pay a bigger financial settlement because Theresa may's negotiating position had been weakened.

  • She's not in anything like a stronger position as if you'd won a majority of sixty or one hundred or whatever might have been in the House of Commons.

  • So Britain will get a worse deal as a result of the election.

  • I think there is no question about that.

  • And, of course, we can't blame the voters for how they vote, but the voters have voted to leave that do not have a government in a strong position to negotiate the exit more than eighteen thousand were hinge or Moslems understood to have fled across the border from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma in less than a week, because of a military crackdown there a er, who have lived in their Mars recline province for generations.

  • Don't have citizenship rights and Bangladesh officially refuses to accept them.

  • It's estimated that thousands more people are trapped in a zone between the two countries of South Asia regional editor John there gibbering Reports in the last few days, they've poured across the border in their thousands were risking their lives and hiding from Bangladeshi border guards, trying to push them some carry clothing or food, but most fled with nothing.

  • They tell horrific tales of attacks on their families have homes set alight have children swept away as they cross the river into Bangladesh.

  • They're shooting at us, without any reason, they're burning our homes.

  • Every day, those who are not able to flee are being locked inside homes, and they're setting those homes on fire.

  • They're shooting at people from the distance and killing them.

  • If they can, if we returned, they will kill us.

  • Yesterday, the military shot at a boat and sank it, the boat was carrying elderly people, women and children, we cannot return.

  • It's hard to verify what they say, there's little access to the Burmese side of the border, but aid agencies, say, some new arrivals have bullet wounds or burns and many seem traumatised some women said their husbands and sons stay behind to fight attacks on dozens of police posts.

  • Last Friday by newly formed a hinge a militant group was the trigger for this latest army crackdown, the Burmese government dismisses the hinges as illegal immigrants, describing them as Bengalis, but they say they are a distinct ethnic group have lived in their villages.

  • For many generations.

  • Me and arse de facto leader on San soo Chee has been accused of failing to Protect them, even a failing to condemn the violence against them.

  • The United Nations is now calling on me and ma to safeguard civilians and on Bangladesh to accept the refugees, but as the violence continues thousand still risk the dangerous journey across the border, and aid agencies are struggling to provide food and shelter.

  • They call this worsening emergency, one of the world's forgotten crises, oil and gas pipelines and refineries, representing almost a quarter of America's fuel output have been shot down as the South coast of the U.S. continues to grapple with tropical storm Harvey, at least twenty people are known to have died, and one hundred and ninety five thousand registered for government help after the catastrophic flooding of the last few days, the storm has now moved to East from Texas to the neighbouring state of Louisiana James Cooke reports from Houston, with the skies here in Houston, creating, at last, the city is beginning to count the cost the hurricane paralyse this U.S energy hub shutting down production, here and now, along the Gulf coast, as the storm moves into Eastern Texas and Louisiana.

  • Getting back to normal, will take weeks, if not months, an overall economic damage has been estimated at tens of billions of Pounds.

  • The scale of the crisis in the fourth largest city of the richest economy on earth is remarkable.

  • It's estimated that fifty thousand homes have been damaged by flooding nearly three quarters of a million people have Been ordered to evacuate will Bradley is one of thousands of people who headed out to help rescue others, the sun is actually shining outside homes are continuing to flood new homes, it once I did yesterday, and I did this morning.

  • So people are tired, they're mentally drained emotionally drained people just exhausted by it.

  • People continue to show up and help, and it's been an amazing thing to see Houston spent last night under curfew amid sporadic reports of looting and armed robberies it awoke to find the waters than some places slowly receding the fear now is that the storm will give up its dead questions are being asked about why Houston flooded so quickly.

  • It was affected.

  • So badly.

  • Scientists estimate that around seven trillion gallons of rain fell on the city during one thirty six hour period, some blame for the devastation is being put on widespread residential development, which has replaced parks and wetlands, with pavements and houses, our environment correspondent Matt McGrath explained stretching out over six hundred square miles, Houston, is a flat urban sprawl where concrete has long been prioritised over green space in the past two decades, the population has boomed at the expense of surrounding wetlands and Prairie around twenty five thousand acres of swampy land that could serve as a run off or billions of gallons of floodwater have disappeared under pavements roads and housing between nineteen ninety two and twenty ten.

  • As a result, almost all of The unprecedented rainfall from the storm has nowhere to go and has ended up creating deep damaging floods all over the city.

  • Poor planning has played its part in the situation ever since.

  • Hurricane Ike barely missed the city in two thousand eight officials have been trying, and failing to advancement projects to deal with the deluge.

  • At the same time, seven thousand new homes were being built in low lying areas in other cities around the world, governments are putting their faith in a different approach seeking to slow down sink and store inundation of water.

  • China's transforming its major metropolitan areas into so called sponge cities would permeable pavements that allow far more rain to be absorbed by the earth, Texas, is unlikely to follow the Chinese example, as one analyst said, we rebuild Houston exactly like it is now, and wait for the next flood the Scottish labour party's looking for its fourth leader in three years kezia Dugdale who's been in charge since twenty fifteen resigned unexpectedly last night, her Deputy Alex Roundy, has been put in charge, although he's already ruled himself out of the leadership race James Shaw reports from Glasgow kezia Dugdale resignation has come as a surprise, even to people in her own party or reasons appear to be both political and personal, the two years she's been in charge have been hard going at one time, the S.N.P. was so dominant it looked possible that Scottish labour might lose its grip.

  • As a significant political force her personal life has been eventful as well.

  • Earlier this year, Emma's Dugdale began a relationship with an S.N.P. Member of the Scottish Parliament, Jennie Gill, Ruth and the death of a close personal friend, seems to have pushed her to reassess her priorities announcing their decision was Dugdale insisted that she hadn't been forced out by supporters of Jeremy Corbin she did at one time oppose him, but has recently been more supportive to potential leadership candidates, the Deputy leader Alick Roly and Neil Findlay have already ruled themselves out that leaves Richard Leonard a left wing M.S.P. and Anna Sarwar on the right of the party, some in Scottish labour will see the process of replacing kezia Dugdale as an opportunity to install someone from the left, who is more aligned with the U.K., leadership, but the question is whether that would pose a more serious threat to the S.N.P. you're listening to the six o'clock news on B.B.C. radio four, the main news.

  • So far, President trump us declare that talking is not the answer.

  • When it comes to responding to North Korea's missile tests nearly twenty thousand Muslims are reported to have fled from violence and Myanmar still to come, is completely annihilated the stone blocks underneath, but the hard drive survive better than we expected.

  • So we then also put it in the stone Crusher as well.

  • Afterwards, which I think probably finally did it Terry Pratchett unpublished Fiction.

  • He's given a dramatic ending a family Court judge has said, there were no concerns about the welfare of a girl with a Christian background, who was reported to have been fostered by her Muslim family when she was assessed by an independent guardian, the girl who's five was placed in the care of her grandmother.

  • Today, the local authority responsible for the girls' welfare has raised concerns about the media coverage of the case or details from a religious Affairs correspondent Martin Bashir the order issued by judge Caton and sup.

  • Nara bring some resolution to a case that has made headlines over recent days, the child was originally taken into foster care in March by the London borough of Tower hamlets, at the time, there was no culturally matched foster placement available.

  • So the child was placed in the temporary care of a mixed race, family, but the Council says was English speaking, but the child's mother, who has issues with substance abuse expressed concerns about this arrangement, the Court appointed guardian visited the foster family and reported no problems, and that the child had been well cared for the child's mother, however, requested that her daughter, be moved asking that she live with her maternal grandmother, after an assessment Tower hamlets agreed that this would be the best option for the child, and today's order confirms this arrangement hamlet's, however, has expressed concern with the media coverage of this story, and maintains that its priority has Always been to ensure that the child is placed in a safe and loving environment, the chair of the independent inquiry into building regulations set up in response to the Grand full Tower fire has said, it's inevitable that she'll find failings in the system, Dame Judith Hackett has promised to produce an interim report by Christmas at her final conclusions next spring.

  • Here's our home Affairs correspondent Tom siament Dame Judith Hackett, he's an engineer and a former chair of the body which enforces, health and safety laws, she's announced her review will examine the current system of safety regulations and consider how it's applied to the construction and refurbishment of buildings, the emphasis is on tall buildings like Granville Tower, she'll report to the communities Secretary Sergi Javid and the home Secretary amber Rudd, she said.

  • The fact that so many buildings have failed.

  • Recent government fire tests showed her inquiry was needed.

  • I think it's inevitable that we're going to find some shortcomings in the system.

  • I think it's important that I look at all of those things, the competence of the people how they work, whether people know what their roles and responsibilities are all of those things matter if the system is going to work effectively, it's not just about what's written down, it is about how it's applied in practice.

  • The building regulations have been criticised for failing to keep up with modern construction practices, particularly the use of cladding systems to update ageing Tower blocks.

  • Several governments have also tried to remove so called, red tape from the regulations governing fire safety, resulting in concerns.

  • They've been watered down Dame Judith findings will be fed into the grim full fire public enquiry, which is looking at the causes of the disaster, the Chairman of the police Federation of England and Wales, Steve white has resigned, a week before he was due to face a no confidence motion.

  • He's led the Federation, which represents rank and file police officers for three years.

  • During that time, he's pursued a programme of reforms which have been opposed by some members United Nations has accused the Venezuelan authorities of committing extensive human rights violations in a deliberate policy to repress opposition and instil fear among the population.

  • The un ze human rights Office has been examining the way the government has responded to protest since April Imogen folks reports from Geneva, then, as well as demonstrations have been regularly marred by violence.

  • The U.N. human rights Office has already voiced concern now.

  • A U.N. report points clearly to a government strategy of violently repressing any opposition and number Alice is one of the U.N. investigators of the people we interviewed all the reaping moons, they all systematically complained about the ill treatment during depends, for example, beatings somethin's application of electric shock him very sensitive parts of the body.

  • This seems to indicate that the government that's not want their population to express itself through them Operations, the un reports, documents are chilling escalation in the violence in April protesters had injuries from inhaling tear gas by July.

  • They had bullet wounds.

  • Meanwhile, in Venezuela's new Assembly politicians have voted to put opposition leader on trial for treason.

  • It is all part of a government strategy, the U.N. believes to make demonstrators too frightened to continue with their protests, the boss of the Anglo Dutch oil firm, Shirl has questioned whether the government's plan for greater transparency and Executive pay, he will work.

  • The proposals revealed yesterday would force the U.K.'s biggest firms to reveal how much more their Chief executives are paid than the average worker, but then found bearden has claimed that will be too complicated for multinational companies, such as his, he was speaking to a business editor Simon Jack, who sent this report from Rotterdam forcing big companies to publish the multiple of the Chief Executive's pay to his or her average employees, it's the government's flagship policy to bear down on pay, but chelle boss Ben Girton claimed this measure is flawed as I asked him what multiple of the average shell worker his pay last year of seven and a half million Pounds would be, who is the average shell work at your average, one in the U.K. average one and United States or globally, or you'll be included, the people who work on a forecourt or not attacked.

  • So this is going to be very complicated definition chelle, he's Not a lane, the premier League of U.K. business is stuffed full of multinationals who also feel this government attempt to put a lid on pay doesn't really fit.

  • Once published, it may serve as a deterrent against the gap widening, but ultimately it is not governments, who will decide pay, but shareholders in their last vote on found Puritans pay.

  • Ninety two per cent of shells owners thought he was worth it in the city, the one hundred share index closed today up twenty eight points at seven thousand three hundred and sixty five in new York, a short time ago, the Dow Jones was up nine points to twenty one thousand eight hundred and seventy four on the currency markets, the pound was down nought point three sense against the dollar at one dollar twenty nine point, one at against the euro, the pound was up at nought point nine cents at one euro and eight point five cents, making a euro worth.

  • Ninety two point two pence Oxford University has confirmed that it will hold open the place for a student who had feared being deported to Zimbabwe.

  • Brian white risked missing the start of his degree course, because his application to stay in the U.K. has not yet been processed by the home Office, our education correspondent Julian Hargreaves reports Brian white was an orphan, living in Zimbabwe, before he was fostered and subsequently adopted by a family from the West Midlands, when he settled in The U.K. with his new parents.

  • He was given limited leave to remain, but an application to become a British citizen.

  • At eighteen was turned down by the home Office speaking on the today programme, he explained what happened.

  • I learnt about it originally about three years ago in twenty fourteen when my parents tried to nationalise, there's a minor, and we find out that I didn't have indefinite leave to remain.

  • There's been quite strange for us, and we were quite surprised when I don't have indefinitely for remain when we tried to naturalise being the child or doctor shard of the venison and I should I should have been fine, it's always been on my mind, but it was only when my white tried to confirm his place to study chemistry that he found, he was ineligible to receive student finance because of his immigration status friends took up his case, and set up an online petition to stop him being deported back to Zimbabwe, more than eighty thousand people have supported it.

  • Today, the home Office said they were working flat out to process his paperwork, and we're hopeful, it would be completed in time for him to start his course.

  • This autumn, his case was described as unique Oxford University, told the b. b. c. that Brian white was a brilliant student and his place at Lady Margaret hall would be available whenever he was able to take it up six and a half million people Tuned in last night to watch the first episode of the great British bake off to be screened on channel.

  • Four, it's the channel's biggest audience.

  • Since the opening ceremony of the Paralympics in twenty twelve, the first episode of the last series on b. b. c. one had more than ten million viewers, the prominent, Hong Kong, businessmen and socialite Sir David Tang, best known for founding the luxury brand Shanghai Tang has died, he was sixty three and had been suffering from cancer in the Simpson looks back at his life.

  • So Dave a tag arrived in the U.K., at the age of thirteen barely able to speak a word of English, but he went on to become a hugely successful and flamboyant entrepreneur, introducing the world to Chinese Sheikh through the luxury fashion House Shanghai Tang, as well as operating private clubs and restaurants.

  • He was a very well connected a teetotal cigar smoking bomb be, Vol.

  • Who regularly mingled with the rich and famous.

  • So David also wrote a popular tongue in cheek agony aunt column for the financial times.

  • I had a Mare, with the vanity thought that I would be quite good.

  • I thought that it would be a very good way of practising so that when I do retire.

  • I have it pleased the discipline being able to write eight hundred words, a day.

  • So David had invited friends to a farewell party at the dorch in London next month after being told By doctors, he didn't have long to live.

  • Sadly, he died before he could enjoy it.

  • The arsenal and England footballer Alex Oxley Chamberlain this to move to Liverpool, the side, he supported as a boy, the two clubs have agreed a fee of around forty million Pounds for the player, subject to a medical Oxley Chamberlain was a Member of the arsenal side beaten for nail by Liverpool at the weekend cricket Bangladesh have secured their first ever test victory over Australia, they won in Dhaka, after taking Australia's last seven wickets for just seventy three runs Bangladesh only began playing test cricket in two thousand and failed to win their previous five test matches against Australia, two years after the death of the fantasy novelist Sir Terry Pratchett is one of his final wishes have been fulfilled.

  • With the assistance of a vintage steamroller named Lord Jericho Sir Terry who had Alzheimer's was working on a number of stories, when he died, but he didn't want anyone else to finish them.

  • So his friends were told to make sure no one got hold of them, John Kay takes up the story, just before Lord Jericho rolled Terry Pratchett is long serving assistant Rob Wilkins posted a photograph on Twitter, from the great Dorset steam fair, it showed his hand holding a computer hard drive, about the size of a paperback book, along with the words about to fulfil my obligation to Terry moments later, in a quiet area Of the site, the six and a half ton vintage steam roller crush the hard drive and destroyed its contents believed to be ten unfinished novels, Richard Henry from Salisbury Museum had spent months working with the Pratchett family, trying to find someone with a steamroller, who was willing to help.

  • He said the Discworld author wanted to make sure that nobody else would be able to finish his works.

  • After his death, but in the event of the steamroller struggle to do the job it completely annihilated.

  • The stone blocks underneath, but the hard drive survive better than we expected.

  • So we then also put it in the stone Crusher as well.

  • Afterwards, which I think probably finally did it in afterwards, Terry Pratchett assistant Rob Wilkins, who helped drive the steamroller said his friend had given him alternative suggestions for destroying the hard drive.

  • He got to the first option.

  • If you want to fight it.

  • I don't want them quite go up, it's been on it.

  • I should, so my obligation, the flattened hard drive will go on display.

  • Next month, at Salisbury Museum as part of an exhibition about the life and work of Terry Pratchett the headlines again, President trump has dismissed the prospect of a diplomatic solution to the North Korea missile crisis by saying that talking is not the answer, but the U.S. defence Secretary James masses has insisted, there is still room for negotiation.