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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11pm: reports that north korea's developed a minaturised nuclear warhead cause alarm and brings a sharp warning from president trump, if the threats continue. they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. # but i'm gonna be where the lights are shining on me...# the rhinestone cowboy, country singer glen campbell, has died at the age of 81. a bout of gastroenteritis at the world athletics championships forces a aoom competitor to withdraw, despite him saying he's fit to race. and newsnight, delving into the new figures on the north and south divide and death rates. we will have the world expert on inequality and find out whether it is something the government can do something about. good evening and
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welcome to bbc news. president trump has warned north korea that it will face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" if it threatens the united states with nuclear weapons. it follows reports that north korea has successfully miniaturised a nuclear warhead, which could be delivered on a missile. last month, the isolated communist state successfully tested two intercontinental missiles 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,
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frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before. our correspondent, nick bryant, is following developments in washington. american presidents have often said the strongest rhetoric that north korea. he will remember george w bush described the country as being pa rt bush described the country as being part of the axis of evil. this is a dramatic rhetorical escalation from donald trump. fire and fury, incendiary language in the most little sense of all. a linguistic shock and awe. it begs the question, how does this talk translate into politics, especially at a time when rex tillerson has been in the region and been using far more conciliatory words? he has spoken of the possibility of negotiations if pyongyang and its testing. there is an obvious danger in american
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presidents using such strong language, that they become captive to it, it creates unstoppable momentum, but they have to follow through on this rhetorical threats in order to preserve their credibility, in order not to look weak. but there's a different way of looking at it which is this, sanctions have failed so far to stop north korea's nuclear ambitions and that made the that this is the type of tough talk tom young will listen to. it was reminiscent in some way of the madman theory, you create the impression in the mind of your adversary that you are prepared to do anything, even take the nuclear option. but it's a dangerous game to play. especially as it now seems that north korea has managed to marry its missile technology and its nuclear technology and the insert a miniaturised warhead into an intercontinental ballistic missile. the country music star glen campbell has died at the age of 81. he was best known for hits including
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rhinestone cowboy and wichita lineman. 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, it's 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
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a guitarfor, like, $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 spector, the righteous brothers, frank sinatra, it was glenn campbell on guitar. and eventually... a breakthrough hit of his own. 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 biggest star,
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with his own tv show. # i have someone who needs me # 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 fortunes that had taken place in the ‘70s. but his personal life was farfrom glorious. # 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 am a lineman for the county, and i... what? drive the main roads. that slight stumble over the words, it was the beginning of alzheimer's. # and the wichita lineman...# he'd long put his wild days behind him but
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memories were fading. what stayed with him when so much else had gone was the music. the songs of glenn campbell. wonderful songs and wonderful music. let's speak to our correspondent in la peter bowes. he met glen campbell a few times. some him up for us. —— you met. he met glen campbell a few times. some him up for us. -- you met. in that interview we saw a little bit off, when he was trying to remember those lyrics, that was my conversation with him from 2011, shortly after he and his family announced that he was suffering from alzheimer's. i spent the day with him and the family. we went to the golf course and ended the day in his garage studio with members of his family, his children, playing the hits, those extraordinary songs which i think were his favourite.
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there was a glint in his eye when he performed that song. at this stage he was suffering from alzheimer's and still an incredibly gifted guitar player. he needed the help with the lyrics from the songs he seemed to instinctively know how to play the guitar and itjust came flooding back to him. great songs and a great showman. he was just terrific to listen to and to watch him and hear him talk as well as singing. yes, a great showman. he was a pop star, a country style, in true grit with john wayne, was a pop star, a country style, in true grit withjohn wayne, he was a movie star as well and really write to the end of at least the final few yea rs to the end of at least the final few years you could see that in him. he had a yearning to be on stage and the performing front of a crowd and shortly after i interviewed him, went to see him perform one of his final concerts and he made the decision to go on tour, a world tour, having been diagnosed with
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alzheimer's, and he was up on stage performing those hits like it always did. hejust fed performing those hits like it always did. he just fed off the crowd, performing those hits like it always did. hejust fed off the crowd, the energy that the crowd gave him. thank you very much for your memories of glen campbell, who has died at the age of 81. one of the favourites to win the men's 400 metres at the world championships in london was turned away from the stadium this evening after being told he couldn't compete after an outbreak of norovirus. botswana's isaac makwala had this afternoon said he felt ready to run tonight. around 30 athletes and support staff have been affected by the outbreak of gastroenteritis. here's our sports editor dan roan. 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 in tonight's 400 metres final, botswana's isaac makwala was refused access from the london stadium and forced to withdraw. this morning, having already been
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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. it's really 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. "i just want to hear that gun go and i setting off the blocks. "please". governing body the iaaf insists makwala has an infectious disease and that regulations mean he has to be quarantined for 48 hours, but the botswana team says 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. this man has been approached in dribs and drabs.
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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. you know, 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? well, 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's been all of stuff around,
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is it food poisoning and all the medical experts, public health have said it's not, it's gastroenteritis. this evening, the majority of athletes continue their preparations unaffected but for others, the outbreak has cost them dear. a man discovered with a pipe bomb in his hand luggage at manchester airport has been found guilty of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life. the jury heard that nadeem mohammed, who's 43, wanted to board a ryanair flight to italy. the device was made from the tube of a marker pen. 0ur correspondent dan whitworth has the details. this case was all about nadeem muhammad, 43, from bury. now, he wept in the dock at manchester crown court when he was found guilty of possession of explosives with intent to endanger life when he tried to board a ryanairjet flying to northern italy, back injanuary. essentially he was found guilty of trying to carry a pipe bomb
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onboa rd that plane. that plane was a boeing 737 800 and it can carry up to 200 passengers and crew, so the impact of potentially exploding a device in the tight confines of that cabin could have been devastating. some serious questions over security here, because, although officials did stop him, he was not arrested and he was not detained and he was allowed to board another flight to italy just a week later after initially being stopped. the device that was found in his hand luggage was crude, but it was described by explosive experts as crude but a potentially viable improvised explosive device. he was arrested when he returned to the uk and again some serious questions about the effectiveness of security. greater manchester police has been speaking about that today. superintendent graham 0penshaw said, "we accept there were some
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"errors with our assessment of the device on the day "and we have already reviewed our practices. "however, this incident has demonstrated the effectiveness "of airport security checks where the item "was successfully detected and the passenger intercepted." nadeem muhammad will be sentenced later this month. a brief look at some of the day's other news stories. 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. let's have a quick look at some of the front pages. the titans has donald trump's
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warning to north korea over the country's listed missile programme. the daily express says a month's reni is expected to fall in some places tomorrow. the ft warns about the risks of a so—called cliff edge brexit. the metro leads with mr trump's threat to pyongyang over nuclear weapons. stamp duty, stopping people downsizing their homes. the daily mail claims that migrants have made 30,000 attempts to get to britain from france this year. that's it. newsday is coming up at midnight. now, time for newsnight. the death divide — if you are a northerner in england


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