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this is bbc news. our top stories: the un votes unanimously in favour of tough, new sanctions against north korea after last month's long—range missile tests. this resolution is the single largest economic sanction package ever levelled against the north korean regime. venezuela's chief prosecutor is fired by the new constituent assembly. she says it wants to stop her investigating corruption. police in italy say a british model was drugged and kidnapped in milan to be sold in an on line auction. and the legend that is usain bolt loses his world title in his last individual 100—metre race before retirement hello, and welcome to bbc world
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news. the united nations security council has voted unanimously to impose, tough, new sanctions against north korea. the resolution was drafted by the united states and it comes in response to two long—range ballistic missile tests last month. but china and russia also called on the us to stop the deployment of its anti—missile system in south korea. the sanctions aim to deprive pyongyang of more than $1 billion 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
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of reaching the american mainland, west coast cities like los angeles, and even beyond. it has intensified talks at the un and led to a deal between the us and china to impose 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. most of the export trade of north korea goes across the border into china. pyongyang could be deprived of roughly a third of its export income, sanction hitting its trade in coal, iron, and seafood. but they don't limit deliveries. something that could make the pyongyang regime collapse.
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translation: we hope that the parties will immediately take action to prevent further escalation and create the conditions for the resumption of talks and to bring the nuclear issue of north korea back on the right track, seeking a peaceful solution through dialogue and consultation. this week, the pentagon conducted its own tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile, proving that the us is already able to prevent these attacks. last week, in another show of force, they flew supersonic bombers over the korean peninsula. but as well as displaying military hardware, the donald trump administration has indicated it might be willing to conduct talks with north korea. these sanctions increased the pressure on pyongyang to enter into dialogue. so far, sanctions have failed, and most intelligent analysts here believe north korea will not come to the negotiating table until there is no doubt. they have a missile that can not only reach the us mainland, but can be armed with
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a nuclear warhead. nick bryant, bbc news. venezuela's new constituent assembly has voted to sack the country's top prosecutor. luisa ortega is a vocal critic of the president. the controversial assembly is dominated by government supporters. earlier, dozens of national guard officers in riot gear took up position around ms ortega's office preventing herfrom entering. will grant reports. you did not take long for venezuela's chief prosecutor to feel the consequences of the constituent assembly. just hours after the controversial new legislative body was sworn in, her office was surrounded by security forces. she posted photographs onto her twitter account of national guardsmen in
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riot gear, denouncing the siege in front of the national and international community. a prominent member of the new assembly, the former foreign minister, indicated such high—profile opponents could expect quick action when she spoke at her swearing—in ceremony. will broadly, the chief prosecutor has become a serious obstacle to nicolas maduro soon see stop support of his government. —— since she. the supreme court briefly took control of the opposition led assembly. since the constituent assembly was proposed, she has consistently denounced it publicly and brought forward legal action to halt its advance. will grant reporting. 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 for what she thought was a photo—shoot. detectives say she was drugged,
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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 had travelled to milan for a photoshoot. but it was bogus and the young woman was abducted and held here, an abandoned shop on the outskirts of the city. italian police say the 20—year—old british model was attacked and robbed by two people. she was driven to an abandoned shop on the outskirts of the city. and then to this cottage near turin. translation: the victim was drugged with ketamine and kept alone for hours. imagine that she had an asthma attack. it is understood she was handcuffed to a chest of drawers. her kidnapper is alleged to have tried to sell her on line for sex. she had a ransom of $250,000.
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after six days, she was released, though no ransom was paid, reportedly because the could never found out she had a child. —— the kidnapper. translation: the perpetrator is dangerous. he introduced himself as someone willing to give final solutions, both as a paid killer and someone who works in the dark web, offering kidnappings, bombings, and so on. polish man said to be a resident of britain has been arrested. it is reported this happened after he was seen reported this happened after he was seen taking the woman to the british consulate. the uk foreign office have said they have been providing consular support to a woman in italy. this is a story that pulls into focus the potential dangers for young people trying to get on in the modelling industry. catriona renton, bbc news. usain bolt, the man considered to be the world's greatest ever sprinter, has failed to win his final individual 100 metre race.
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bolt ran a time of 9.95 seconds to finish third in the world athletics championship in london, with the united states' christian coleman finishing second. fellow american, justin gatlin, who has served two separate drug bans, won the race in a time of 9.92 seconds. here's how it unfolded. it began with a thunderstorm and then gave way to blue skies. jamaican fans made to feel at home in london as they got ready for what they believed would be a fairy tale ending for their hero. the last run, the last time. we will be here with him. i want to say i am confident, overconfident. i know he will win. when he finishes it will be the best celebration. it will be all night and all morning. by the evening, the night sky was crackling with expectation. the only british finalist was first out. they saved usain bolt in the last. but the warning signs had been there, beaten for the first time in four years in a semi—final by a young american. he was shaking. he looks to the heavens for divine intervention one last time. usain bolt get a good start.
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he has to chase hard. here comes gatlin. justin gatlin wins it! disbelief swept around the stadium. this was not in the script. there would be no i2th title, no dream goodbye. the crowd made it more than clear what they thought of the result. usain bolt was their darling, gatlin their pantomime villain. he had to settle for third—best. despite this, his legacy was secure. we were hearing from nick davis in
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kingston. to say it was a letdown is an understatement. the crowd went wild. they were in one of the biggest intersections in the country. and people were screaming, they were shouting. and then it all went very subdued very quickly. people could not believe what they we re people could not believe what they were seeing. then the realisation hits them. then they were like oh my god he lost. when you put it in that context you realise he has not lost. his career has been about all about winning. to see him in his final individual race not winning came as a huge disappointment. then the realisation was, you know what, usain bolt has done really well over his career. his loss just proves he is human. how are people responding to his retirement and how were they
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reflecting on his incredible career? it is funny, that race is indicative of what people feel about him. they don't really believe it. they were not expecting his lost. his retirement is the same thing. people say he has done so much and they are right. even jamaicans say he has done so much and they are right. evenjamaicans who are incredibly passionate never thought they would be at this level, to have an international hero. despite that, they cannot accept he is going. and so they cannot accept he is going. and so they feel held up by the feeling there are more jamaicans who were up—and—coming men and women. will they reach the same level? will they beat usain bolt? no one really can. usain bolt‘s last individual race of his career. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. campaigning in the kenyan general election has officially closed ahead of tuesday's vote, with the two
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front—runners holding theirfinal rallies. president uhuru kenyatta led his supporters in prayer at a stadium town of nakuru. his main challenger, raila odinga, was cheered by a huge crowd at uhuru park in the centre of the capital, nairobi. and in rwanda, supporters of president paul kagame have been celebrating after he won a third term in office, with a landslide victory. the electoral commission said partial results of friday's election gave mr kagame 98% of the votes. the iranian president, hassan rouhani, has warned the united states against jeopardising its nuclear deal with world powers, saying president trump risks political suicide. mr rouhani was speaking at his inauguration, after being elected for a second term in may. he also accused the united states of trying to undermine iran's nuclear deal with world powers. stay with us on bbc world news. still to come: donald trump and the grandchildren arrive for their summer vacation. but how much of a holiday will it be for the president? the question was whether we wanted
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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
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for the church 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 votes unanimously to impose new tougher sanctions on north korea after last month's long—range missile tests. the man considered to be the world's greatest ever sprinter — usain bolt — fails to win his final individual 100 metre race. 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. with records temperatures, the island's grapes suddenly need
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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 to 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's about keeping cool and carrying on, and there's strong advice from hungarian officials. translation: if you know 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.
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we also draw your attention to adequate fluid replacement for children and infants. he says it's very hot where he is — marseille, france. it's 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. gavin lee, bbc news, sicily. president donald trump is escaping the august heat in washington dc.
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he will spend 17 days at his private golf club in newjersey, for what the white house has billed as a working vacation. mr trump is known for branding himself as an tireless worker, so the nearly three—week holiday has raised a few eyebrows. we'll get more analysis of the president's working vacation in a moment, but first, a couple of years ago, the bbc did a little research about how many days a year americans take off — let's take a look. you always have to be available, no matter what. i took five, because i felt busy. you come home to a mountain load of work that you've left behind. you save those days up
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just to take a sick day. maybe a child needs surgery or maybe yourself. you don't always have the time available to you. even when i'm oi'i time available to you. even when i'm on vacation, i can't relax, because i'm worried about were getting done. i'm worried about were getting done. i'm always on the telephone, taxing or whatever to whoever i need to. and i never relaxed. if you are working all the time, you get burnt out really fast. so if you take your vacation time, you can go have fun, spend time with your family, go to the clubs. the new kind of reset your brain. you've got to have your quiet time, you've got to have your time to do what you need to do —— texting. i'm from germany. why 30 days? i was allowed, texting. i'm from germany. why 30 days? iwas allowed, iwanted texting. i'm from germany. why 30 days? i was allowed, i wanted to and i needed to. goodness, 30 days
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sounds like bliss to me. well let's get the thoughts of national public radio's scott horsley. he's in newjersey — following donald trump's summer holiday. it is typicalfor it is typical for presidents to get out of town, out of washington, dc in august when the swamp can be especially swampy. the 17 days is a bit longer than some presidents have taken, but a fellow from cbs radio has compiled an exhaustive list that has compiled an exhaustive list that has shown that president trump has taken more days away from the white house than president obama, but he has taken house than president obama, but he has ta ken less house than president obama, but he has taken less time than george w bush did. it is interesting, what you're saying about president trump, he criticised president obama for taking too many vacations. is this
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ironic? he also said that president obama did not use his golf outings more strategically, to cosy up to world leaders or lawmakers. certainly, the current white house has been very sensitive to that, one side of that is that even when donald trump is that one of his signature golf courses, they almost a lwa ys signature golf courses, they almost always refused to confirm that he is actually playing golf. we often have to wait until maybe his golf partners have tweeted at a photograph to learn that he was actually on the links. what do americans make all this, given they traditionally don't take many holidays? 17 days would be a long vacation for most americans. the culture is so polarised right now. this is a —— viewed through the same
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lens as many other issues. when obama took his vacation in august in 2009, he had just been wrestling with the economic crisis for the first seven months. he had bailed out general motors and chrysler. he had been working towards passing a health—care bill, working towards it but not yet passing it. president trump comes into this occasion with very little to show for his first seven months in office. the republican—controlled house and senate, he has yet to pass the obamacare repeal bill that has been talked about for seven years, the push for tax reform is still in its early stages. this is a working vacation that comes after not a whole lot of actual finished work for this president. now, we don't know how mr trump feels about wilderness holidays —
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but there's one world leader who does love the great outdoors. russia's president putin is taking his summer break fishing for pike in siberia. the russian president has been showing off his fishing, snorkelling and quad biking skills. he spent two hours fishing for this, he has also been quad biking up a river. 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
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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, 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.
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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. 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. in amsterdam, the canals had then turned into a sea of rainbow colours during the annual canal parade. it celebrates the city's pride festival. 80 boats took part and
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while many embraced the celebrant or revived, others made more of a political statement, including an iranian boat with ours. homosexuality is still illegal in iran and is punishable by execution. 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 one 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. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter, @alpapatel. hello there. saturday brought with
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it some intense downpours, aylan thunder. we also have some stunning photos. this is my favourite, a double rainbow in aberdeenshire. this was through the afternoon from kent. all those showers just about died out through the night, and it is chilly. single figures to start the morning, some frost if you are up the morning, some frost if you are up early enough. that high—pressure hanging on in the east today, that will start to bring some rain into northern ireland fairly quickly through the morning hours. a brisk south—westerly winds driving that rain eastwards and west into scotland, in the afternoon, pushing across the irish sea into england and wales. the east will be best as we go through sunday. come the
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afternoon, the rain should have blown away from northern ireland. a few showers, but the sun will come out. we may not see that many showers east of the grampians, certainly not in eastern scotland and the northern isles until later in the day. a fairly damp afternoon for parts of north—western england and wales. cloud in the south—west, possibly a few showers. by and large, full central and eastern parts of england, it should stay dry, bright and warm with some hazy sunshine. very usable web, looks to stay dry for the world athletics championships in london. because the football is taking place at wembley, the community shield should be dry as well. however, it won't always be driest in the east through the week. through sunday evening, that rain staggers to a halt as you can see across central parts of the uk. that weather front weakening, behind across central parts of the uk. that weatherfront weakening, behind it, brisk wind and some showers. tied in with low pressure, generating some
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heavy showers at times. dreary stuck underneath that weather front, but to the south—east of that, still dry and reasonably warm, if not cloudy. showers to the north and west. then things starting to change. low pressure moving out of the north sea, picking up a low pressure. in the south, heavy and thundery rain. dragging our winds down from the north. a strong wind, look at those tightly packed isoba rs. north. a strong wind, look at those tightly packed isobars. it looks as if by the middle part of the week, it could be the west that is best. for many of us, heavy rain and showers, strong wind at times which will make it feel quite cool. this is bbc news. the headlines: the un security council has voted unanimously to impose tough new sanctions against north korea. the resolution was drafted by the us and is a response to two long—range
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ballistic missile tests last month. venezuela's new constituent assembly has sacked the country's chief prosecutor, luisa ortega, is an outspoken government critic. earlier, her office was surrounded by the military. he may be the greatest—ever sprinter, but usain bolt has been beaten in his last individual 100—metre race before he retires. the eight—time olympic champion came third at the world athletics championships. italian police are investigating the kidnapping of a british model in milan. detectives say she was drugged and held captive. attempts were made to sell her on the internet. a polish man has been arrested. now on bbc news, as the london 2017 world athletics championships are taking place, the four—time olympic champion, michaeljohnson,
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