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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is gavin grey. our top stories: the un security council imposes a billion dollars worth of sanctions on north korea over its nuclear and missile programmes. these sanctions will cut deep and in doing so will give the north korean leadership a taste of the deprivation they have chosen to inflict on the north korean people. venezuela's chief prosecutor is fired by the new constituent assembly, she says it wants to stop her investigating corruption. italian police have arrested a thirty—year—old polish man accused of drugging and kidnapping a british model in milan to sell in an online auction. also in the programme, a shock result at the world athletics championships in usain bolt‘s final 100 metre race. the united nations security council
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has voted unanimously to impose tough new sanctions against north korea. the resolution was drafted by the united states and comes in response to two long—range ballistic missile tests last month. the sanctions aim to deprive pyongyang of more than one billion dollars a year in export earnings. from the un in new york, nick bryant reports. this was a show of ambition and menace, north korea last month testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appeared capable of reaching the american mainland, west coast cities such as los angeles, and even beyond. it is this kind of brinkmanship that has intensified diplomacy at the united nations security council, and led to a deal between the united states and china, north korea's ally, to impose
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tough new sanctions. this is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation. these sanctions will cut deep, and in doing so, will give the north korean leadership a taste of the depravation they have chosen to inflict on the north korean people. every country must ensure that these measures are adhered to. every country must live up to our word. this time, there is too much at stake. we simply cannot afford to fail. most of north korea's export trade goes across this border, into china, and pyongyang could be deprived of roughly a third of its export income, the sanctions hitting its trade in coal, iron and seafood. but they don't limit oil deliveries, a move that would have a crippling effect on the economy, and potentially a collapsing effect on the pyongyang regime. translation: we hope the parties will immediately take action
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to prevent further escalation, and create the conditions for the resumption of talks, and to bring the nuclear issue on the peninsula back on the right track, seeking a peaceful solution through dialogue and consultation. this week, the pentagon conducted its own test of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile, proof, it said, that america is ready and able to deter, detect and defend against attacks. last weekend, in another show of force aimed at the leadership in pyongyang, america flew supersonic bombers over the korean peninsula. but, as well as displaying its military hardware, the trump administration has indicated it might be willing to conduct talks with north korea. these sanctions increase the pressure on pyongyang to enter into dialogue. so far, sanctions have failed, and most intelligence analysts here believe that north korea won't come to the negotiating table until it has proven beyond any doubt that it not only has a missile that could reach the us mainland, but a missile that could be armed
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with a nuclear warhead. nick bryant, bbc news, at the united nations. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. the us secretary of state is in the philippines for the summit of the association of southeast asian nations. rex tillerson will be joined there by the north korean foreign minister. the state department said there were no plans for the two to meet privately. last week, mr tillerson said the united states had no desire to topple its government. campaigning in the kenyan general election has officially closed ahead of tuesday's vote, with the two front—runners holding theirfinal rallies. president uhuru kenyatta led his jubilee party supporters in prayer. his main challenger, raila odinga, leader of the national super alliance party, addressed his followers in the capital, nairobi. the iranian president, hassan rouhani, has warned the united states against jeopardising its nuclear deal with world powers, saying president trump risks political suicide.
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mr rouhani was speaking at his inauguration after being elected for a second term in may. he said iran would respect the terms of the deal as long as the other signatories did the same. venezuela's opposition groups say the country's institutions have been taken hostage, after the top prosecutor, a vocal critic of president maduro, was sacked. politicians removed luisa ortega from office following a unanimous vote in the new controversial assembly. meanwhile, an opposition leader leopoldo lopez has been transferred from a military prison to his home where he is under house arrest. will grant reports. it didn't take long for venezuela's chief prosecutor to feel the consequences of her opposition towards the constituent assembly. just hours after the controversial new legislative body was sworn in, miss ortega's office was surrounded
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by their security forces. she posted photographs onto her twitter account of national guardsmen in riot gear, and said she denounced the siege in front of the national and international community. a prominent member of the new assembly, the country's former foreign minister delcy rodriguez, indicated such high—profile opponents could expect swift action, when she spoke at her swearing—in ceremony. more broadly, the chief prosecutor has become a serious obstacle to mr maduro since she abandoned her support for his government. first, she led a national outcry after the supreme court briefly took control of the powers of the opposition—led national assembly. since the constituent assembly was proposed, she has consistently denounced it publicly, and brought legal action to halt its advance. usain bolt will certainly enter the history books as one of the greatest sprinters, but his final individual 100 metre race did not play out
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for the story books. the jamaican champion finished with the bronze medal in a race won by american justin gatlin, who has served two separate drug bans. natalie pirks has the story. the day began with a thunderstorm, which gave way to blue skies. jamaica's fans being made to feel at home in london, as they geared up for what they believed would be their hero's fairytale ending. last run, last time. going to be a great loss to the sport, but we're going to be here with him on the last lap. i wouldn't say i'm confident, i'm overconfident. i know he will win. when he finishes, it will be a celebration, and it's going to go on all night and all morning. by the evening, the night sky was crackling with expectation. they saved the bolt till last. but the warning signs had been there, beaten for the first time in four years in the semi—final by young american christian coleman. bolt‘s starts have been shaky.
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commentator: and they blast away, and coleman gets a brilliant start in lane number five. bolt is chasing him through. he has to dig into the reservoir of greatness. it's coleman, from bolt. coleman gets him on the line. the disbelief swept around the stadium. this wasn't in the script. there would be no 12th world title. there would be no dream goodbye. crowd boos the crowd made it more than clear what they thought of the result. bolt was their darling, gatlin their pantomime villain. a two—times drug cheat, now a three—times world champion. bolt has rarely had to settle for second—best, let alone third. but he bows out having transcended his sport, his legacy secure. natalie pirks, bbc news, at the london stadium. belgian officials have admitted they knew injune that eggs
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from dutch farms might be contaminated with insecticide. belgium's food safety agency said it had kept quiet because of a fraud investigation. the drug can cause liver, kidney and thyroid problems. shops in belgium, the netherlands and germany have removed the eggs from sale. thousands of brazilian army troops have raided slums in rio dejaneiro in a crackdown on criminal gangs. their main goal was to stop gangs behind a surge in brazen robberies of commercial trucks. the authorities say there were 10,000 cargo thefts last year. the swoop ended with the arrests of 18 people and the deaths of two more. greg dawson reports. searched going in, searched going out. these troops are looking for drugs and weapons. this is the new reality for residents of rio's favelas, all part of the military‘s newly launched operation to get a grip on the criminal gangs overwhelming this city.
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it is notjust those on foot being searched, with roadblocks also in force, as troops try to stop a recent surge in robberies of commercial trucks. translation: they break the trucks, they steal money. it's traumatic. those of us with more experience are used to it, but some drivers give up theirjobs because of what's going on in rio. it has been a week since the military was deployed across the city, with the police unable to cope with the growing levels of violence. the focus of the crackdown is rio's favelas. five separate neighbourhoods were targeted on saturday, with many residents saying they woke to the sound of gunfire. 18 people were arrested during the raids. two were killed. "the military calm us," says this woman. "there are so many robberies, so many shootouts. with the military we feel more secure." many residents have complained, though, that their neighbourhood now
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resembles a warzone. but the government says the troops are here to stay until the end of the year at the earliest. this in a week that rio marks exactly a year since the opening of its olympic games, the atmosphere of celebration now a distant memory. greg dawson, bbc news. the french authorities are reportedly investigating 271 suspected jihadist militants who have returned to the country from war zones in iraq and syria. the question of how to treat people returning from the conflict area has divided opinion in a number of european countries. the french interior minister said it was difficult to confirm how many french nationals had been killed fighting alongside islamic state militants. it's estimate some 700 french nationals have fought in is ranks. police in italy are investigating the kidnapping of a british model, who was held captive for nearly a week. the young woman, who hasn't been named, had been in milan
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for what she thought was a photo—shoot. detectives say she was drugged, and attempts were made to try to sell her on the internet. a polish man, who lives in britain, has been arrested. catriona renton reports. the 20—year—old model arrived in milan for a photo shoot in one of these apartments in the city centre. it is said that this is where she was attacked by two men, and was drugged. police have reconstructed how she was put into a bag and then bundled into the boot of a car. it was driven to an abandoned shop on the outskirts of the city, then to this cottage in the mountains near turin. translation: the victim was drugged with ketamine. then she was locked up in a bag and driven for hours. we can only imagine what might have happened if she had had an asthma attack. it is understood, while she was at the cottage, the woman was handcuffed to a chest of drawers. her kidnapper is alleged to have tried to sell her for sex online, and demanded a ransom of over $350,000 from her agent.
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after six days she was released, though no ransom was paid, reportedly because the kidnapper found out she had a child. translation: the perpetrator is a dangerous person. keep in mind he introduced himself as somebody willing to provide final solutions, both as a paid killer and as part of an organisation that works in the dark web, offering mercenary services, bomb attacks, kidnappings, and so on. lukasz herba, a polish man said to be resident in britain, has been arrested. it has been reported this happened after he was seen taking the woman to the british consulate. the uk foreign office said they have been providing consular support to a british woman in italy. this is a story that pulls into sharp focus the potential dangers for young people trying to get on in the modelling industry. catriona renton, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: he's at it again.
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russia's action—hero president poses for the cameras during a fishing trip in siberia. the question was whether we wanted to save our people, and the japanese as well, and win the war, or whether we wanted to take a chance on being able to win the war by killing all our young men. invasion began at 2am this morning. mr bush, like most other people, was clearly caught by surprise. and we call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all the iraqi forces. 100 years old, and still full of vigor, vitality and enjoyment of life. no other king or queen in british history has lived so long, and the queen mother is said to be quietly very pleased indeed that she has achieved this landmark anniversary. this is a pivotal moment for the church
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as an international movement. the question now is whether the american vote will lead to a split in the anglican community. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the un security council imposes $1 billion worth of sanctions on north korea, over its nuclear and missile programmes. venezuela's chief prosecutor is fired by the new constituent assembly — she says it wants to stop her investigating corruption. at least five people have died, as large parts of southern europe and the balkans, endure unprecedented hot weather. the severe heat wave has affected a huge area, bringing with it drought and forest fires. from sicily, gavin lee reports. scorching times for sicily.
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with records temperatures, the island's grapes suddenly need to be harvested weeks early. but working in the fields in 43 degrees is brutal. translation: today, unfortunately, the temperature was so high, we had to tell the workers to come back later, when it's cooler. we all suffer. the machines suffer, the vineyard suffers. the fight here against the sun to save the grape and wine industry is reflected in vineyards across europe. but the wider impact has led some governments to warn people to stay indoors in the afternoon because of the threat to public health. in the balkans, authorities have been advising people to stay indoors and increase their water intake. in hungary, it is about keeping cool and carrying on, and there is strong advice from hungarian officials. translation: if you know
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any elderly people, ask them if they need any help, and offer to do their shopping instead for them. don't let them go to the market in this heat. we also draw your attention to adequate fluid replacement for children and infants. he says it is very hot where he is — marseille, france. it is a0 degrees. staying hydrated while travelling has been a key message here. this is galicia, in northern spain, flames turning the sky red and shutting highways. here in sicily, the usually packed summer streets look more like ghost towns. for those hoping for a break from europe's heatwave, temperatures are expected to return to some normality late next week. this is something scientists predict we should get used to, though, suggesting global warming will lead to more of us being exposed to increased extreme weather patterns in the years to come.
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gavin lee, bbc news, sicily. the prime minister of the irish republic, leo varadkar, says it's "only a matter of time" before same—sex marriage is introduced in northern ireland, the only part of the uk where it's banned. mr varadkar spoke while attending a gay pride event in belfast, from wherejohn campbell reports. this could be the single biggest parade in northern ireland this year. a sign of changing times. uniformed police officers were taking part for the first time. today is about inclusion and representation for the police service of northern ireland. we represent all sections of society. leo varadkar shows the change which has happened in the republic of ireland. he is the country's first openly gay prime minister. the state he leads voted to allow same—sex marriage two years ago, but in northern ireland,
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it's still outlawed. # it's raining men, hallelujah...# mr varadkar said he had come to this event as a gesture of solidarity and expected the law will change here. i think it's only a matter of time. it is, of course, a decision for the northern ireland assembly, but i'm confident that, like other western european countries, they will make that decision in due course. those comments were welcomed by pride organisers. northern ireland is still lagging behind the rest of the uk in terms of laws that have been enacted there and they are still not enacted here. it's time we as a community demand change, we demand the same rights as the rest of the united kingdom. the devolved administration, which will have to make a decision on marriage laws here, is currently suspended, because of a dispute between the dup and sinn fein. but during the last period of government, the dup were able to veto a measure which would have led to same—sex marriage.
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mr varadkar‘s intervention may increase the pressure to change the law. but this is a society where religious conservatives remain influential. and that change will be resisted. john campbell, bbc news, belfast. amsterdam's famous canals have turned into a sea of rainbow colours during the annual canal parade, celebrating the city's pride festival. eighty boats took part in this year's event. and while many embraced the celebratory vibe of the parade, others made more of a political statement, including an iranian boat with gallows. homosexuality is still illegal in iran and punishable by execution. many women in the developing world die because the equipment needed to stop bleeding during childbirth isn't available. but a small kit containing a condom has been developed in the us by massachusetts general hospital
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and is being distributed to places such as kenya. it's thought that it could save hundreds of thousands of lives. richard kenny from bbc‘s world hacks team explains. every two minutes around the world, a woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth. the most common cause is severe bleeding or post—partum haemorrhage. the solution is normally something called a uterine balloon tamponade device, but it's too expensive for hospitals such as this one in nairobi. a new version called the "every second matters ubt kit" containing just a condom, a catheter, and a syringe, costs less than $5. we have saved three lives with these, women who are bleeding so much, and once we started using it, she stopped bleeding. the kit is quick and easy to use. we put the catheter right inside the condom.
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we have to tie it. this is how it is tied. now let us assume this is now the uterus. you can put it using your fingers. it goes inside. you can see the way the balloon is coming up. it is bigger the balloon is, the is better. it causes a lot of pressure within the uterus to stop the bleeding. grace is a midwife at a local centre. every day she helps deliver babies. nurses are now being trained how to use the kit across africa. early last year we had a patient who delivered. and then a few minutes after the placenta was removed, she started pouring blood like water. it was pouring non—stop. and that is the time i remembered,
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"oh, i have the ubt, i should use it." she became stable. she left the hospital with a baby. she's a very happy patient. tests have shown the kit has a 97% success rate if used properly, which could save hundreds of thousands of women's lives across the world. richard kenny, bbc news, nairobi. president trump is beginning a 17—day golfing holiday, but his russian counterpart valdimir putin, had more energetic pursuits in mind, for his summer break. the russian president made a three day trip to the siberian wilderness and he's been showing off his fishing, snorkelling and quad biking skills. and once again baring his chest for the cameras. sarah rainsford reports. it's russia, it's summer, so it's time for vladimir putin's photo—shoot. and this year, the action—man president went fishing in siberia. it ran for ten minutes on state television.
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the highlight was the pike—chase. this year, mr putin went underwater with a spear gun. the kremlin says he was hunting his prey for two hours. "i had to shoot twice," he admits, finally surfacing with his catch. after notching up 17 years in power, russia's leader is a dab hand at such stunts. he once took to the skies as a human crane. he is regularly snapped on his skates. and horseriding is another action—man favourite for the judo black belt. this year, too, it was all about vladimir putin, the macho man, even at 64. the strong leader, ready as ever to stand up to the west. and, never shy of revealing a bit of flesh, mr putin took a moment to flex his muscles in the siberian sunshine.
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"now that's good fishing," he tells his entourage. he also suggests he is preparing to run for president again next march, despite refusing to confirm it officially. no—one here doubts he would win. but this was a bid to boost his rating, in any case, with cameras poised to capture his every triumph. sarah rainsford, bbc news, 0scar. a reminder of our top story: in an unanimous vote, the un security council has approved new sanctions against north korea. the measures will hit pyongyang's trade in coal and iron — exports worth more than $1 billion dollars a year. the us ambassador to the un nikki haley said the sanctions would cut deep and give north korea's leadership a taste of the deprivation they inflicted on their own people. this is bbc news. the dangerous heatwave continues
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across europe. the trend will continue. temperatures into the low 40s along with the central mediterranean islands. in contrast, a chilly start in the uk, temperatures dipping down to single figures with at touch of grass frost. this high pressure through the night is the cause. with low pressure further police, it means there will be more rain to come across in northern ireland very wea kly across in northern ireland very weakly this morning. by lunchtime, starting to cross the irish sea.
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elsewhere, mist and fog around. not promising in the east. the afternoon drier weather. the odd shower. in the northern isles, this will not be reached until later. increasing cloud. it looks great at times of this afternoon across north—western england and wales. we could see 23 across southern england and wales. we could see 23 across southern areas. england and wales. we could see 23 across southern areas. the best of the sunshine continuing for the athletics. the web is that making it through the night. —— the weather stagnate. bright weather here. the weather front across the midlands, and it could be quite a dreary day. the north with brighter weather.
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temperatures on a par with saturday. low pressure binding itself. a northerly blast. it will feel quite chilly. the west is possibly best later in the week. but it looks like an unsettled week ahead. brisk winds. this is bbc news, the headlines: the un security council has voted unanimously to impose tough new sanctions against north korea. the resolution comes in response to two long—range ballistic missile tests last month. the sanctions aim to deprive pyongyang of more than $1 billion a year in export earnings. venezuela's new constituent assembly has sacked the country's chief prosecutor, luisa 0rtega, is an outspoken government critic. she says she's been stopped from investigating alleged corruption and human rights abuses. 0pposition groups say the country's institutions have been taken
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hostage. usain bolt has been beaten in his last individual 100 metre race before he retires. the eight—time olympic champion finished with the bronze medal in a race won by americanjustin gatlin, who has served two separate drug bans. let's have a look at this morning's front pages. the sunday telegraph has a photograph of usain bolt and justin gatlin after their controversial 100 metres final last
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