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you are watching outside source, the extent of the damage from her again and that is becoming clearer. areas like miami have been battered and bloodied, 6 million homes across the state of florida are without power the storm has killed at least 37 people across the caribbean including ten in cuba. if you want to get in touch the hashtag is bbc os. in florida and across the caribbean government officials and aid agencies are gearing up for one of the biggest operations, it's been downgraded to a tropical storm but the damage will take years to repair. currently in florida 6 million homes are without power. after a day of darkness and fury,
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miami opened its eyes to the aftermath. this city is now littered with the hurricane's debris. boats were even lifted clean—out of the bay and dumped on the shore. people here are emerging from their shelters and barricaded homes to try to start clearing up. so, you got up this morning, and what did you find? sheer devastation. everywhere you look. the parking lot is still flooded. cars, you know, trees falling down. in spite of all the preparation for the storm, millions are now without power. this city's financial district has been badly affected. it was underwater during the hurricane, inundated with with massive coastal waves as irma passed. 2a hours ago, there was simply no way i would have been able to stand here in part of miami, notjust because of those high winds but flooding as well. the water may have receded, but that has just allowed people to move about and discover the damage that
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irma has left behind. in the city of naples in the west of the state, petrol stations and mobile homes were torn apart. and, in the florida keys, there are areas where irma ravaged homes and belongings. but we just don't know the full extent of the damage in remote areas. it is only now the storm has passed that the national guard can go in and start rescue operations. when americans are in need, americans pull together, and we are one country, and when we face hardship, we emerge closer, stronger, and more determined than ever. though, even as the storm was still affecting this area, looters took advantage. with millions told to evacuate and so many in shelters, there was little to stop them. untiljust days ago, miami was packed with tourists, who all fled.
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it's going to take time, effort, and resources before they can be welcomed back here to south beach. at least 10 people were killed in cuba — most of them crushed by collapsing buildings according to authorities it brings the death toll from the ferocious storm to 38 in the caribbean. the storm crashed into cuba late on friday as the first category 5 hurricane to make landfall on the island since 1932. the eye of the hurricane scoured the islands on cuba's northern coast. even its outer reaches were powerful enough to send waves of up to 12 meters — chasing into havana's historic seafront boulevard on sunday. as irma moves away the full extent
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of devastation is becoming clear. cuba remains an island without power. the electricity knocked out when the storm hit havana. thousands of families have been left without homes after the storm surge waters engulfed whole neighbourhoods. translation: it's been a huge catastrophe, my home and my business, everything is ruined. translation: we lost everything, the refrigerator, the tv, we have no food or drinking water. but at least they survived, the cuban government announced ten people were killed in the hurricane. just down the coast from havana a small fishing village which inspired ernest hemingway to write the old man in the sea. today it's picking through the rubble after the epic storm whose magnitude was the stuff of his novels. hurricane irma hit more thanjust this coastline when she passed through, she also dealt a severe
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blow to tourism, the main motor of the economy. the clean—up of the damaged infrastructure will take months and many millions the island simply doesn't have. as relations with the united states warmed more tourists have come to cuba than any other time of the past 60 years. now with people trying to navigate their way through this crisis any significant downturn in tourism would only hurt an island that is already hurting badly. modern forecasting techniques meant we knew roughly where storm system irma was heading, and when it was likely to get there. it had been tracked since it formed off the west coast of africa before meteorologists tracked it across the atlantic ocean towards the caribbean. and that meant news organisations were able to put their teams in place to report on events as they developed — directly in the path of the full force of the storm. but that's led to a bit of a debate — was this the right thing to do? let's have a look at a few reports from the past few days. it's not just
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it's notjust these hurricane force winds but the pounding rain and also the fact that through the afternoon there has been one tornado warning after another. what is happening here is that irma has spawned these waterspouts in the atlantic which make their way onshore, there are reports of at least one tornado this afternoon near fort lauderdale international airport. yeah, yeah. yeah i've got an update, we are all over that, it's where we are headed. wind speeds are still in excess of
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90 mph and up here on the fourth floor balcony they are more like 100 mph and just to give you an idea of the force and the impact of the combined rain and wind take a look at the lake behind me. it's completely flooded, the water pushed up completely flooded, the water pushed up overthe bank completely flooded, the water pushed up over the bank and its now approaching the car park. reporters from cbs news, the miami herald and our own jane 0'brien out in the elements, braving high winds and floods brought on by irma. we should say that all bbc correspondents receive full training on how to deal with this and other situations, and they have safety advisors on hand at all times. but looking at some tweets of the coverage, david asks why networks have to put reporters in dangerous conditions. "for visual proof?" "for ratings?" while joel loves the
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coverage, but feels that the reporters should be following their own advise by getting out of the storm! we hope that we got the balance of reporting and safetyjust about right! if you want to get in an update from the white house. the florida keys may not be fit for re—entry by regular citizens for weeks. shocked residents have returned to their shattered homes as the weakened hurricane pushed in leaving millions without power. it
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was downgraded to a tropical storm early on monday. it had ranked as one of the most powerful atlantic hurricanes ever recorded cutting off power to millions of people and ripping roots of homes as it hit a white stretch of florida. remember this man — former white house chief strategist steve bannon, who was fired from his topjob last month. now in his first televised interview since leaving office, he has laid into the republican party leadership on cbs's 60 minutes programme. let's have a listen. they do not support the president's
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programme, it's an open secret on capitol hill, everybody knows it. so i'iow capitol hill, everybody knows it. so now you are out of the white house you're going to war with it? absolutely. he also didn't pull any punches at former trump team members over their lack of loyalty to the president. here he is on former chief of staff reince priebus — recalling that "access hollywood" tape that captured trump bragging about groping women. trump went around the room and asked people the percentages he thought of still winning and what the recommendation was and he started off and said you had two choices, you drop a great now or you lose by the biggest landslide in american political history. when you side with the man you side with an ok? the good and the bad. you can criticise him but if you side with them you have decided them and that is what billy bush showed me. he showed me who had donald trump ‘s back. watching last night's interview was our north american correspondent anthony zurcher in washington. is he ona
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is he on a revenge mission?|j is he on a revenge mission? i think it is better categorised as an ending of the truce between the established republican party and the insurgent national when that donald hopp that steve bannon was a reader of. now he's back on the outside againi of. now he's back on the outside again i think it's a resumption of hostilities. he sees the establishment politicians including reince priebus as never really being on the side of donald trump, advising him to drop out as he mentioned when the access hollywood tape came out. undermining his goals to disassemble the administrative state, to have a significant change in the way government operate. i think it's back to the way it was and republican civil war could be getting closer. stay with us, one
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more to throw at the republicans. 0ne more blow at the republicans— which was their ongoing struggle over the ‘dreamers' immigration policy also known as daca... my my fear is that with the six—month downrange, if we have another huge, if this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion in february and march it will be a civil war inside the republican party that will be every bit as vitriolic as 2013. to me, doing that in the springboard of primary season for 2018 is extremely unwise. anthony is he right? is the republican party likely to tear itself apart before the midterms over this policy? is it that bad?m sounds like a warning from steve bannon that if the republican party doesn't take stronger action against undocumented immigrants then he is going to be the one leading this
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civil war. i think he has a valid point when he says by putting this off for six months, kicking the can down the road, now we could see individuals who had some protection, and document it and came over as children, suddenly being forced back into the shadows on the eve of mid—term elections. it will become a campaign issue and we are going to see in the republican primary is people who want a stronger stance doing battle with establishment republicans who see this as political issue when it gets to the general election campaigns. i don't know if steve bannon is saying this asa know if steve bannon is saying this as a bit of advice or a shot across the bow of the republican establishment. and i suppose the broader question, wider bannon still matter? he's no longer in thejob, why are we still taking an interest in what he has to say?|j why are we still taking an interest
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in what he has to say? i think he wa nts in what he has to say? i think he wants us to take an interest in him. he had a prime real estate in the white house and now he's back on the outside, this interview was an attempt to stay in the news. but he's still the head of breitbart news which is a rising star in the conservative media firmament. it was an influential voice in support of donald trump during the presidential primaries in particular helping donald trump defeat his establishment republican opponents. it's not going anywhere, it still has a large following and is a very good job of setting the agenda for a certain segment of the republican party so as long as he is head of breitbart, as long as he is handling media coverage and directing media coverage for the organisation i think he will have a say. thank you very much anthony. the un security council is to vote on a us—drafted resolution to impose new sanctions on north korea over its latest nuclear test. pyongyang says, it'll inflict ‘the greatest pain and suffering' on the united states if it continues
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to push for harsher punishment. but as our our asia pacific editor celia hatton explains, it will not be the resolution that the united states had initially been pushing for. it seems at the moment that it really is a watered—down resolution from what the united states was calling for just five from what the united states was calling forjust five days ago. you will remember they wanted a full oil embargo, they wanted to freeze the assets of the north koreans on the airline and they wanted to freeze the assets of kim jong—un the leader and places travel ban on him. all thatis and places travel ban on him. all that is off the table, instead we area that is off the table, instead we are a limited oil embargo. it would limit north korea to have a million barrels of oil every three months until the end of 2018 but some would still be going in. it wants to limit and end textile exports from north
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korea, cutting off its economy a little bit more and it is slapping some sanctions on some north korean officials and agencies but really it's a much more watered—down solution than we saw before. vladimir putin has said himself he does not think sanctions will do anything and china famously controls 90% of the north korean economy. china is the key supplier of oil to north korea so those two countries really have to get on board, both of them have the power of veto at the un security council so they are really important and i don't think the united states will want to table any resolution it knew was going to be vetoed by russia or china. this does seem to be a compromise package. for eight years — international cricket in pakistan has been out in the cold. today, a team with with some of the world's best players, landed in lahore, ahead of a 20—20 series. pakistan hopes the competition may be the first step towards ending its sporting isolation, following the attack on the sri lankan cricket team in 2009, which left
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eight people dead. secunder kermani has more from islamabad. cricket is of course a national passion in pakistan and the idea the country is going to be once again hosting top—flight international players are a regular basis is something many pakistanis are hugely excited about. this world 11 team consisting of players from seven different countries arrived today. they play the first of three matches tomorrow, tickets were that have already been sold out and they will be in pakistan until the end of the week. there will of course be tight security around the team and around the games, the stadium will be cordoned off at nearby shops and restau ra nts cordoned off at nearby shops and restaurants shut. a total of 9000 police officers and paramilitary staff will be deployed over the course of the week. most international teams stopped visiting
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pakistan after a deadly attack on the sri lankan team back in 2009 in which eight people were killed, only zimbabwe visited pakistan after that and pakistan were forced to play their home games in the united arab emirates. even the pakistani super league, the pakistani domestic championship had to take place in the united arab emirates. but security has been improving over the last two years and earlier this year the final of the pakistani super league was held in pakistan for the first time, the fact it went smoothly paved the way for this tour and now even the sri lankan team are due to visit pakistan at the end of next month. melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. in australia alone, which has the highest incidence of the disease in the world, one person will die from it every five hours. but a team of researchers there say there is hope after clinical trials appear to show new treatment stopping the disease and preventing it from spreading. hywel griffiths reports from sydney. there are two drug treatments which
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have been trialled, one doctors say reboots the immune system to attack the melanoma cells and another in a similar way over 12 months, that targets the genes which other driver for melanoma. in both cases as patients who have reached stage three of the cancer, that it has spread to the lymph nodes who were used in the trials and in both cases the return rate of the cancer, the prevalence was reduced significantly. the survival rate increased signalling only. doctors seeing this could ultimately make melon —— melanoma more of a chronic condition which is managed than a fatal disease. australia has the highest prevalence of melanoma in
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the world, around five people per day die from the cancer here so a lot of money and time put into the research. ultimately if these drugs are made more widely available then doctors say it could have an impact across the world. in the past hour, the cassini spacecraft has executed a manoeuvre above saturn that will end in its eventual destruction — almost exactly 20 years after it was launched from earth. cassini flew close to titan — an encounter designed to bend its trajectoryjust enough to send it on a death plunge into the ringed—planet's atmosphere tis friday. dr caitriona jackman is from the school of physics & astronomy at the university of southampton. todayis today is a very special time in the final sequence of the mission because it's the final flyby over and called titan so it's going to use the gravity of this moon to give a small tweak to the spacecraft trajectory and that will mean that from today onwards cassini is only
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one way past two sat on and directly into saturn's atmosphere where it will ultimately end up. many people watching this will think why does it have to do this, make the suicidal move and eventually end up destroying itself in the atmosphere, why can it notjust stay there or pertain for ever? a lot of us wish it could but it is almost out of fuel and it's important we make sure we dispose of the safe craft in a safe tha n we dispose of the safe craft in a safe than planned way. a couple of reasons for that and the main reason is planetary protection. sad turn has some very special moons, and the potentially have conditions which are habitable for life so we want to make sure that when we are finished with the spacecraft we know where it is going and it does not pollute those environments. so it does not introduce anything potentially harmful into these delicate
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environments. absolutely. planetary protection is foremost in our minds and we will learn a lot about sad turn's atmosphere by plunging through it, we've never been here before so cassini is going to take cutting—edge science data right up to the last second. how long is it until it becomes destroyed effectively wa nts until it becomes destroyed effectively wants it in the atmosphere? a short time, cassini will directly downlink, the final three hours of it plunge but as now as it gets to a certain depth it will be overcome by the forces in saturn's atmosphere, it will start to tumble so will not be able to downlink data any more and it will quickly in a matter of seconds disintegrate and become part of the planet. you have been closely involved in this whole project for many years, cassini left the planet in1997, many years, cassini left the planet in 1997, when it got to its
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destination what has it told us and what have you learned? destination what has it told us and what have you learned ?|j destination what has it told us and what have you learned? i have learned so much, it shaped my career, i have worked on cassini for the last 13 years and many others beside me have worked on it since launch and since the early 80s when it was planned. it has surprised us with many things, one of the main surprises has been the discovery of water vapour coming out of cracks on the surface on one of the icy moons of saturn. we have also landed a probe on the moon titan which is an alien world and that was a huge achievement. we have charted new moons and learnt a lot about the wrens moons and learnt a lot about the wrens and hopefully with the final data from cassini we will age the rings and learn about how that places saturn in the context of the formation of the solar system. we have learned about a lot of different aspects but we also will leave with a lot of unanswered questions which will help the frame
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future exploration. emotionally what is it like to see this at the end? bittersweet. it's been a huge success , bittersweet. it's been a huge success, it will be sad to no longer be there but i am pleased and privileged to have been part of it. cassini on its way towards saturn and it will enter the atmosphere and then be destroyed within a couple of seconds on friday. we will bring updates on what it finds when it gets there. before i go a reminder ofa gets there. before i go a reminder of a statement from homeland security relating to the florida keys because the homeland security adviser is saying that the florida keys write—down at the southern tip might not be the first re—entry by regular citizens for weeks. stay with us on bbc news. inaudible
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no doubt you've seen the footage of the damage and disruption that hurricane irma left the class florida and the devastation across the caribbean islands. during sunday night and through monday the storm passed northwards across florida continuing to move north and becoming more of rain event now it's weakening considerably but flash flooding to parts of alabama, georgia and towards the carolinas the next couple of days. hurricane cosy is us some the next couple of days. hurricane cosy is us some concern, the next couple of days. hurricane cosy is us some concern, it's not doing much in the next 2a hours apart from meandering out in open water in fact in the next 2a hours it could do a loop the loop before it could do a loop the loop before it gets its act together and it could get towards the turks & caicos islands. uncertainty to its direction. it could make landfall as a strong storm i will keep you posted. across to the west we have a
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tropical storm which is expected to become a typhoon and a strengthening one as well as it moves north—west, towards the taiwan area, it could make landfall in taiwan on thursday into friday. we'll keep you posted on that as well. across into south asia more heavy rain on the cards, there has been in the last 2a hours across the north and north—east of india and towards bangladesh. these areas affected by severe flooding could do with drier weather but more rain expected to fall on tuesday, just going to exacerbate existing issues. drier interludes across the north—west. into europe it's been a sizzling summer across italy with record—breaking heat but recently we've seen some violent thunderstorms across italy. a millimetres of rain in the last 2a hours, just short of six inches no
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wonder we've had severe flooding around many parts of tuscany. across the mediterranean plenty of sunshine and it looks like those thunderstorms were clear from italy as we had to tuesday afternoon, some storms raging across the alps into the balkans but further west towards spain and portugal plenty of sunshine and high temperatures. fine, dry and sunny across the ca nary islands. low fine, dry and sunny across the canary islands. low pressure, the weather front responsible, slowly weakening as it pushes its way east but we look to our shores as we had to choose onto wednesday, this area of low pressure could bring severe gales through tuesday night. i had of it looks fine on tuesday, more in the way of sunshine and fewer showers. stay tuned to see a full uk weather forecast and about half an hour. tonight at ten: we have a special report from myanmar, where the united nations says there's evidence of ethnic cleansing. thousands of rohingya muslims have fled to neighbouring bangladesh — they say they'd been attacked by government troops.
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we meet some of those needing urgent help, including children who've been victims of land mines. there are many children and young people among the injured. i'm really worried, i haven't got all of my children together and i've lost my husband. i've lost my house. where do i go? there's only unhappiness for us. we'll have more from reeta and we'll be reporting on the strongly—worded
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