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tonight at ten: south africa's president zuma narrowly survives his latest vote of no confidence. celebrations outside parliament as the result of the secret ballot was announced. president zuma said it showed the strength of his party. the anc is there. it is powerful, it is big, it is difficult to defeat the anc. but it's the 8th vote of no confidence he has faced in less than a decade amid continuing allegations of corruption. after some of his own party voted against, we'll be asking what impact it will have on his leadership? also tonight. anger at the world championships after one of the favourites to win the aoom is told he can't compete following an outbreak of norovirus. iwas... really, i was at the top of my game to come here. i was ready to make everything possible. i came here for a medal. president trump has this warning for north korea amid reports it's miniaturised
a nuclear warhead that could fit onto a missile. north korea best not make any threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury, like the world has never seen. a tale of two englands, the growing divide which means people in the north are 20% more likely to die early than those in the south. # gonna be where the lights are shining on me... # like a rhinestone cowboy and, the rhinestone cowboy, country singer glen campbell has died at the age of 81. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news — we'll have the best of the action from the european super cup between manchester united and real madrid. good evening.
the south african president jacob zuma has narrowly survived a vote of no confidence in his leadership. the secret ballot in parliament was the eighth vote of no confidence he has faced in less than a decade. it was called amid repeated allegations of corruption and mismanagement. after the ballot, jacob zuma celebrated with his supporters and told them that the vote had confirmed the popularity of the anc party amongst south africans. our south africa correspondent milton nkosi reports from cape town. presidentjacob president jacob zuma lives presidentjacob zuma lives to fight another day. he's managed to hang on after an 8th motion of no confidence in his leadership. he is certainly on his 9th life now. here, in a
packed national assembly, opposition mps began by listing a litany of corruption scandals against the president. and urging them to cast a vote for the good of the country.” know what nelson mandela would have donein know what nelson mandela would have done in this house today. vote with your conscience and remove this corrupt and broken president from office. applause i plead you, let us put the people of south africa first. and vote to remove jacob zuma today. i thank you. for the first time, it was a secret ballot, specifically requested by the opposition with the aim of protecting anc mps who wanted to vote against their own party's wishes. the yes, 177.
applause and cheering the no, 198. a narrow victory for president zuma, the party's leaders we re president zuma, the party's leaders were relieved. we have defeated this motion and to us that is the most important aspect. other issues of course within the african national congress, there are many issues we need to do. this was the most recent attempt to oust the 75—year—old. he has been accused of spending public funds in controversial security upgrades to his private residence. this vote was perhaps the biggest sign of zuma's fading support within his own party. it's believed around 40 anc mps voted against him, leaving opposition leaders
encouraged. it was a close vote. i believe that the unity of the opposition showed today that we can collaborate and show the people of this country that we are willing to work together, we are going to continue this fight. president zuma has been in powerfor close to continue this fight. president zuma has been in power for close to a decade now. but the country remains divided and the country is at another crossroads. he plans to step down as leader of the anc in december, but with political tensions running high, it's unclear whether he can remain president of the country until the 2019 elections. and milton nkosi is in cape town. so the 8th vote of no confidence in eight years, how significant was the result for him tonight? this was very significant because president zuma was literally fighting people from within his party. remember,
that the anc has always been a solid bloc, taking on the opposition and it enjoys a huge majority in parliament. the members of assembly have a total of 400, the anc has about 249 and total of all the opposition parties put together come up opposition parties put together come up to 151. so it means that a good chunk of the anc mps voted against their party's wishes. this simply means that it's going to be a long road for presidentjacob zuma as he limps towards december when he steps down as leader of the african national congress. his preferred successor is his former wife but some in the party want his current deputy president to take over from him. so it's not an easy victory for him, he will celebrate, but not for too long.
thank you. president trump has warned north korea that it will be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" — if it threatens the united states again. it comes after reports that north korea has successfully miniaturised a nuclear warhead to fit it onto a missile. last month, the isolated communist state successfully tested two missiles with intercontinental range for the first time. this was donald trump's warning this evening. north korea best not make any more threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. he has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as i said they will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before. let's speak to nick bryant, who's in washington. certainly strong words from the
president, but what does it amount to? american presidents often reserve strongest words for north korea. george bush describing them as part of the ax circumstances of evil. this is a rear toical escalation, fire and fury it's retorical, shock and awe and begs the question how does that tough talk translate into policy? especially at a time when the us secretary of state has been in the region and used much more concilliatory language, talked about the possibility of negotiations with north korea... apologies for that, we will have to leave that because of the interfence on the line. we will go on with the next report. there's a growing health divide between the north and south of england, with people in the north 20% more likely to die early. researchers at the university of manchester said the study of death records revealed a "tale of two englands, with a profound inequality".
between 1965 and 2015 there were 1.2 million more premature deaths in the north — that's under the age of 75. in 2015, among 35—44 year—olds there were 49% more deaths in the north than in the south. and among the younger age group of 25—34 year—olds, 29% more deaths. our health editor hugh pym has been examining the reasons for the divide. they're calling it a tale of two englands, a north/south health divide. the authors of a new study say they've highlighted for the first time a higher death rate in the north amongst a younger section of the population, more people are dying earlier. so what are the reasons? i discussed the issue with professor iain buchan, one of the report authors, a local gp, dr brian hope from salford, and dave bagley from bolton who runs a charity helping the poorest in society.
so the differences between north and south are profoundly social and economic and that is most probably why we've seen the north left behind with the improving public health in the wake of increasing prosperity in the south. the others agree the economic background is crucial, it's about life chances. what does it feel like to be in those poor areas where you know you're never going to participate, that's the thing that's changed, people know they're not going to participate in that. whereas i grew up in a poor area, and i knew i had a chance to participate. aspirations are really critical. but aspirations in themselves cost money in a way because actually you have got to aspire to something. this research demonstrates that without that investment, without that structural change that comes with investment that people live with a lesser degree of hope for the future. all of this, says the gp, means an acceptance of poor health
in some communities. we expect to be overweight, we expect to smoke. we expect to drink. we expect to struggle from one job to the next. so life is very, very stressful and i think some of those other behaviours come as a consequence of that but what we have to do is make the best of a situation often by prescribing medication and often by picking up the pieces by sorting out their heart disease, their diabetes and what have you, so none of this — i am alarmed by this research but i am not surprised by it. they paint a gloomy picture but are there grounds for optimism? any positives? i think there are. there is hope and i think people to some degree when they realise actually, you know what, no one else is out there to give me a lift now, i have to somehow find some of that for myself. sometimes that does generate in itself a regeneration and i think where local authorities have got a vision for the future actually some of that is aspirational as well as factual and that does bring with it hope.
a government spokeswoman said action was being taken to address the root social causes of health inequalities and the north—west of england was the fastest growing region. on the long—running debate on the north/south divide. hugh pym, bbc news, manchester. a brief look at some of the day's other news stories. a man from bury has been convicted of attempting to take a pipe bomb onto a plane at manchester airport. the device was found in nadeem muhammad's luggage. he was initially allowed to continue his journey before police realised a week a later that the device was viable. he was arrested on his return. norfolk police are running extra patrols in the village of east harling after an 83—year—old man was murdered while walking his dogs in woodland at the weekend. the father of two — who hasn't been named — died from stab wounds to his head and neck. police have asked people living nearby to check their bins as they continue to search for the murder weapon. thejustice secretary has approved
the transfer to an open prison of the murderer kenneth noye. noye, who's 70, was given a life sentence in 2000, for murdering stephen cameron in a road rage attack on the m25. the move follows a recommendation by the parole board. police have appealed for information after a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of a bus on a bridge in london. cctv footage shows the man running across putney bridge in south—west london and knocking over the 33—year—old woman. the bus driver had to swerve to avoid her. back to the world athletics and the 400 metres has taken place in the last half an hour without one of the favourites isaac makwala. around 30 athletes and support staff have been connected. here is our sports editor. and from botswana, isaac makwala!
he's one of the world's leading sprinters and the highest profile victim yet of the vomiting bug that has hit athletics world championships. despite insisting he was fit to race into night's 400 metres final, botswana's isaac makwala was refused access from the london stadium and forced to withdraw. this morning, having already been ruled out of the 200 metres against his will, he told the bbc he was devastated. i felt heartbroken yesterday. i was ready for this. i worked hard for this and it is sad for me because i was top of my game coming here. i was ready to make everything possible. i came here for a medal. tonight, the athlete at the centre of the storm made an impassioned plea to participate, tweeting, "it's like the whole world is making noise for me. ijust want to hear that gun go and i setting off the blocks. please". governing body the iaaf insist makwala has an infectious disease and that regulations mean he has to be quarantined for 48 hours but the botswana team say their athlete has not been tested and is fit.
we respect the decision if it is based on public health issues. however, it is the manner in which this decision was arrived at that is quite disturbing. it has not been vindicated. this man has been approached in dribs and drabs. makwala is one of 30 athletes and support staff reporting illness after a suspected outbreak of the highly contagious vomiting bug, norovirus at this central london team hotel. irishman thomas barr's world championship is over, the hurdler also in quarantine with german and canadian athletes badly affected. the team doctors have been incredibly proactive. people are coming up to us and giving us hand sanitiser and everyone is being separated, quarantined and i think it is under control. in a statement today, the hotel said that following a joint investigation with public health authorities, it had been discovered that the source of the illness was not here and that strict hygiene protocols had now been put in place.
world championship organisers, meanwhile, say they are doing everything they can. but how could this happen? in any event, when you have 20,000 people minimum that we have accredited, coming from every corner of the world, there's a possibility someone might come in with a bug and we think that is probably what has happened here. there have been all of stuff around, is it food poisoning and all the medical experts, public health have said it is gastroenteritis. this evening, the majority of athletes continue their preparations unaffected but for others, the outbreak has cost them dear. dan roan, bbc news, the london stadium. you tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the biggest financial crash since the great depression. it all began when a french bank flagged problems in the united states mortgage market. it lead to the collapse of one of america's biggest banks, lehman brothers, and here in the uk to the nationalisation of northern rock and the wider bank bailout.
as our business editor simonjack explains, for many, the tenth anniversary of the crash marks a lost decade. the collapse of us investment bank lehman brothers saw workers take home their careers in boxes. the first uk bank run in 140th saw queues outside northern rock and a bailout for rbs, which had grown to be the biggest bank in the world. the number of homes going into foreclosure is stunning. it all started when a french bank admitted it did not know whether its investment in us property were worth anything. what started as a financial trader's caddick caused an epidemic we are still recovering from today. the crisis ripped an enormous hole in the nation's finances as a sharp downturn in the economy led to sharp downturn in government tax receipts, by 2010 at the government was having to borrow eve ryo ne the government was having to borrow everyone that —— borrow £1 in every four expect and although the extra it is borrowing each year started to fall, the total debt pile continues to rise and now stands at nearly 90%
of total national income, a whopping £1.7 trillion. because the economy has been doing so badly and because we started off at such a high level of borrowing, the government has been having to reduce spending and increase taxes to close the gap. all of the pain we have had in the last several years has just about got public spending back to where it was before the recession. those tremors in seemingly distant financial institutions soon turned into a full—blown economic earthquake and the shock waves spread out to affect the shock waves spread out to affect the lives of just the shock waves spread out to affect the lives ofjust about every citizen. it did not take long for that national financial stress to show up locally as the government tried desperately to cut spending. hundreds of libraries had to close. this one was handed to the local community and it needs to be self financing within the year. things like parks, museums, child care, ca re like parks, museums, child care, care for the elderly, all felt the squeeze. in fact, care for the elderly, all felt the squeeze. infact, localauthority spending has fallen 25% in real
terms since the crisis. the pressure has not just been terms since the crisis. the pressure has notjust been on services but on pocket as well. pay in the public and private sector has stalled. pocket as well. pay in the public and private sector has stalledlj work in the nhs so i haven't had anything resembling a decent pay rise in about nine or ten years. anything resembling a decent pay rise in about nine or ten yearslj work rise in about nine or ten years.” work ina rise in about nine or ten years.” work in a hairdressers and i've noticed people spread out their appointments more than they used to, they used to be every six weeks and fiow they used to be every six weeks and now they are every eight or nine. you can't save anything now because the interest rates are so low, you don't get any money back.” the interest rates are so low, you don't get any money back. i suppose pa storally don't get any money back. i suppose pastorally i can't grumble because my earnings have gone up since then. over ten years, you would expect to be getting better off but in fact wages have gone nowhere. for every £100 workers were making in 2007, they are now making less than £98 so workers are £2.20, or a posh coffee down, on an entire decade. let me give you an idea of how often that
happens. real income growth has not been this week in this country since the middle of the 19th century. events that started in the city of london a decade ago still being felt nationally, locally and personally. the last ten years have been unique and not in a good way. simonjack, bbc news. votes are being counted in kenya's general election, which is being seen as too close to call. the contest has pitted president uhuru kenyatta against his long—standing rival raila odinga. there have been long queues at polling stations across the country and voting hours were extended in some areas. the election has been peaceful, but there are fears the result could spark ethnic violence. alastair leithead reports from nairobi. his report contains flash photography. it's one of africa's biggest elections, in one of its most important democracies. millions turned out to elect a new president, with more riding on how it is won rather than who actually wins it. opposition leader raila odinga has used the glare of publicity to question the whole process, claiming he has been robbed
of the presidency before and he won't let it happen again. incumbent president uhuru kenyatta is chasing a second and final term. he is the son of the country's first president and has the resources of the state behind him. my competitors, as i have always said, in the event that they lose, let us accept the will of the people. i am willing myself to accept the will of the people so to them, too, accept the will of the people. let us come together. let us pull this country together. this is what he's talking about. ten years ago, kenya tore itself apart as elections turned to ethnic violence. at least 1200 people died. the wounds are still open. mr uhuru kenyatta is criminally responsible... it led kenyatta and his deputy to the hague on international criminal court charges of inciting violence which were only recently dropped. nobody wants a repeat of that violence but that is up to the men in charge.
in order for this election to be successful and peaceful, people have to have trust in the system, to consider it to have been free and fair, particularly in the opposition strongholds that are the biggest slums in nairobi. and if it is really close, how people will react will depend on how gracious the loser is in defeat. and so to technology. fingerprints matching voters to the electoral roll. it slowed the process down and led to long lines but was largely a success. in terms of resource management... before the poll, the election commission's head of technology appeared on tv, reassuring people that his system could not be rigged. but when his tortured and strangled body was found a week ago, it put the whole country on edge. when the polling stations closed, it was with relief that things had gone well. we appreciate it is a peaceful election. it is not like the other one. yeah, it is good.
there is no fight. i think it is going well. the system this time has been much better than last time. the voting is very fast, as you can see. but the big test will come if the result is close and the counting is questioned. the opposition has threatened to call its supporters out on the streets, and that could lead to violence. alastair leithead, bbc news, nairobi. back to the world athletics and the 400 metres has taken place in the last half an hour without one of the favourites, isaac makwala. it was won by the world and olympic champion south africa's wayde van niekerk, as andy swiss reports. beside the empty lane of his stricken challenger, the champion. wayde van niekerk is a 400 metres phenomenon and in the absence of
isaac makwala com his closest rival, surely this would be a stroll? after all, he smashed the world record at last yea r‘s all, he smashed the world record at last year's olympics and the man tipped to replace usain bolt as the sport's figurehead produced a suitably commanding display. he is starting to look for the line, wayde van niekerk, the world champion again. no record this time but he is chasing a double here, in the 200 metres as well and on this evidence, he will take some stopping. for the thousands of fans here, there has not been much british success to cheer at these championships and denied their hopes rest on a 21 year rolled in his first major finals. kyle langford's parents run a chip shopin kyle langford's parents run a chip shop in watford. fast food, fast feet, as he ran the race of his life. watch him come charging through. could he snatch a medal? la ngford through. could he snatch a medal? langford is still coming. oh! through. could he snatch a medal? langford is still coming. 0h! and agonising fourth by emmy as the redwood 04 seconds, so close but what a run. ——
redwood 04 seconds, so close but whata run. —— bya mere 0.04 seconds. gutted, to be honest, hard being so close to the medals but i have proved on the world stage, fourth in the world and i'm only 21, so hopefully down the years to come, you will see me taking over from so hopefully down the years to come, you will see me taking overfrom mo farah. elsewhere, and encouraging run from dina asher—smith in the women's 200 metres, fifth at last yea r‘s women's 200 metres, fifth at last year's olympics women's 200 metres, fifth at last yea r‘s olympics but women's 200 metres, fifth at last year's olympics but first in her heat, even the mascot seemed impressed. british captain ailey doyle is through to the hurdles final, albeit onlyjust, finishing third in her semifinal. as for so many of her team, these championships are proving hard work. andy swiss, bbc news, the london stadium. and dan roan is in the stadium. another rather difficult stay in london. that's right, no shortage of controversy, this dispute between isaac makwala and the botswana team and the iaaf, the sport's governing body, is looking increasingly bitter
and increasingly unseemly and embarrassing as well. there will be questions over whether it could have been handled somewhat differently. it's not the organisers' fault there's been an outbreak of illness, it is one of the hazards of staging big, global sports events but only in the last few minutes have the iaaf released a statement confirming this confusing situation, saying they are sorry about isaac makwala's bait but they have no choice but to prevent him from running because they have to look after the best interest of the other athletes and contain the illness but it has denied the championships is one of the most eagerly anticipated duels between the newly crowned 400 metres champion, wayde van niekerk, and isaac makwala. when you consider the other controversy we have already seen, justin gatlin raining on usain bolt‘s parade, other high profile injury withdrawals like greg rutherford and david rudisha, as i say, the championships have not been without talking points. on the other hand, halfway through, there is a fantastic atmosphere in the stadium
and record ticket sales. it has done very well in terms of tv figures and the security and logistics have all gone to plan. one of the other disappointments perhaps is british fortunes. just one medal after five days of action and people will perhaps start to wonder where the next medal is coming from even though mo farah is going at the weekend again. on top of that, the organisers have to think about how to contain this outbreak of illness. dan roan, there. thank you. the american country music star glen campbell has died at the age of 81. he was best known for hits including rhinestone cowboy his family said he died after a "long and courageous battle" with alzheimer's disease. david sillito looks back at his life. # i am a lineman for the county... # and i drive the main road. wichita lineman, its wide open
spaces, yearning, loneliness, america turned into song. but what truly made it a masterpiece was the voice of glen campbell. # i hear you singing in the wires he had been born in billstown, arkansas, a large poor family of cotton pickers. his escape was his uncle boo who taught him to play guitar. i don't remember not having a guitar or a musical instrument in my hand. and then dad bought a guitar for $5.95, it was one where the cowboy was up here and the rope went around the hole in the guitar and the lasso on the calf this end and the string about that high. but i found out real quick that it was lighter than pulling a cotton sack or ploughing. # you just said baby, how i love you... he could play anything and ended up singing on tv shows and on hundreds of singles with the session musicians, the wrecking crew, phil
specter, the righteous brothers, it was glenn campbell on guitar. and eventually... a breakthrough hit of his own. # rivers flowing gentle on my mind. but it was the partnership with songwriterjimmy webb that gave him a career defining songs, by the time we get to phoenix, galveston, wichita lineman. clean cut, conservative, he was suddenly country music's bigger star, with his own tv show. # someone i've needed so long... # someone i've needed so long... # but i'm going to be where the lights are shining on me... rhinestone cowboy was a glorious return to form after a dip in fortu nes return to form after a dip in fortunes that had taken place in the 70s. but his personal life was far from glorious. # the heartbreak boy,... i think i
probably just # the heartbreak boy,... i think i probablyjust quit # the heartbreak boy,... i think i probably just quit letting # the heartbreak boy,... i think i probablyjust quit letting god run my life and i actuallyjust got into the drugs and the blues pretty heavy. # i heavy. #iama heavy. # i am a lineman for the county, and i... what? drive the main road. that slight stumble over the words was the beginning of alzheimer's. # and the wichita lineman... he long put his wild days behind him but memories were fading. what stayed with him when so much else had gone was the music. the songs of glenn campbell. the singer glen campbell, who's died at the age of 81. newsnight is coming up on bbc two. here