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this is bbc world news. our top stories: the un warns of a "horrible tragedy" for rohingya muslims — and says myanmar has one final chance to halt the offensive against them. the chances of a military operation inside myanmar is reaching its natural end, as far as they're concerned, the people are a historic problem that has now been fixed. here in the united kingdom the terror threat level has been lowered to ‘severe‘ from critical — where it was raised after friday's attack on the london tube. is the us reversing its policy on climate change? the us secretary of state says america is "open" to staying in the paris agreement — on more favourable terms. is this the best show on tv? the sci—fi hit westworld leads the nominees at the emmys.
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hello and welcome to bbc world news. myanmar‘s leader aung san suu kyi is being warned she has one "last chance" to halt a military offensive against rohingya muslims. the un secretary—general antonio guterres says unless she acts now, "the tragedy will be absolutely horrible". the bangladeshi government says it's planning a giant camp to accommodate more than 400—thousand ethnic rohingya, who've crossed the border since the violence erupted. interviewed for the bbc‘s hardtalk programme, this is what mr guterres told my colleague zeinab badawi about the administration in myanmar. it is clear for me that we have two dimensions here, one dimension is that this is not a perfect democracy. this is a situation in which the military still have the upper hand. you're blaming the military? could you clarify that?
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it is a complex situation. it is clear for me that there is pressure from the military side to do what is being done on the ground. of course, i would expect that the leader of the country would be able to contain it and be able to reverse the situation. she has the last chance in my opinion to do so, because she will be addressing the country and i hope, that it corresponds exactly to the beginning of our high—level session in the general assembly. she will have a chance to reverse the situation but if she does not do that, then i think the tragedy will be absolutely horrible and unfortunately, i do not see how this can be reversed in the future. antonio guterres talking to zeinab badawi. in spite of international pressure,
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rohingya muslims continue to pour into bangladesh to escape violence. our correspondent jonathan head reports from the bangladesh/myanmar border. on the muddy shore of bangladesh's southernmost point, the stream of muslims seeking safety never stops. this is one of the places where the boats bring them in. on the other side of the naf river, still the fires burn. it is astonishing that more than three weeks after the violence broke out rakhine state, we're still seeing these incredible numbers of people coming across the naf river looking for shelter here in bangladesh. with so much of the rohingya population already in this country, the chances are the military operation inside myanamar is reaching its natural end. as far as the burmese military is concerned, these people are a historical problem that has now been fixed. mushtaq and his family have just arrived. his home was burned down three weeks ago, he said.
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he'd sought shelter in four other villages inside myanamar, before being forced to flee to bangladesh. but he has no idea where they will live. the camps that have sprung up to house previous waves of rohingyas are already horribly overcrowded. hafiz manjur has come here to try to find a home for himself and his pregnant wife. he arrived from myanmar a week ago, after a harrowing journey. he filmed parts of it. he's tried three other camps, but he's having no luck. gosh, there's a lot of people there. all on the move. we've been living in other people's houses, he told me. we had to leave my mother in myanamar. we need to find somewhere we can house her as well, but we don't have much money. bangladesh doesn't want these people settling here. instead, it's planning
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to build a huge camp for all 400,000 new arrivals, and to confine them there. it's a drastic step for a country that feels its hospitality has already been stretched too far. jonathan head, bbc news, cox's bazar, bangladesh. here the government has lowered the terror threat level from critical to severe. there has been some progress in the investigation into friday's bomb attack on the london underground which injured 30 people. police have arrested a second man and they are still questioning a teenager who was held at the port of dover on saturday. tom symonds has the latest. rapid progress and greater clarity. that is how the police describe this unfolding investigation. they raided this second house in west london, close to heathrow airport, early this morning, arresting a 21—year—old man. neighbours described him as friendly. he had family that came down
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from scotland, with young children and so forth. we used to give them lollies and everything. all chatted, everything out there. he used to have his friends out there with his prayer mats and so forth, but we didn't think nothing of it. we just thought he was a nice neighbour. armed police! occupants of 47! come to the front door now! put your hands in the air! three miles away in sunbury, this was the first police raid, yesterday, on the home of elderly foster parents penny and ronjones. they were led away by heavily armed police who sealed off the road with large barriers. dave solway saw what happened and knows the couple well. they do their best to guide them and stuff like that. that's why they have been awarded the award they've been given. as i said earlier, it is a shame that this one's bitten. it's nothing to do with them. they didn't know.
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how do you know? you don't. he said they had been looking after a young refugee who'd been troubled and wanted to run away. but he said another young man, originally from iraq, had been living here for several years. the police has been told that the suspect arrested in dover yesterday is iraqi. police say this house is directly linked to that arrest. detectives have given no further details, but they are scrutinising the house closely. tents have been set up to protect possible evidence. however, a 100 metre cordon put in for public safety was removed today. following friday's explosion, the government raised the official threat level to critical, suggesting another attack could be imminent. now it's been reduced again, a signal that the police have a better understanding of the plot and the way in which this makeshift bomb was prepared. the joint terrorist analysis centre, which reviews the threat level that the uk is under, have decided to lower that level from critical to severe. severe still means that an attack is highly likely.
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so i would urge everybody to continue to be vigilant, but not alarmed. terrorism suspects can be held in police custody for longer than usual without charge, up to 11! days depending on the strength of evidence available. this inquiry has a long way to run. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. the wife of the ousted pakistani prime minister, nawaz sharif, has won a by—election in his heartland of lahore. latest results show kulsoom nawaz beating her rival by more than 4000 votes. the election was triggered after nawaz sharif was disqualified from public office by the supreme court. kulsoom nawaz is currently in london for cancer treatment. the us ambassador to the united nations nikki haley has issued a new warning to north korea. she said the un security council options were pretty much exhausted. and she said the united states had a variety of military options.
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the russian defence ministry has denied claims that its planes struck us—backed fighters in syria on saturday. the ministry said that its air force only targeted islamic state militants; it says it informed the us of its operations well in advance. the united states‘ secretary of state, rex tillerson, has said president trump is open to keeping the country in the paris accord on climate change. in a television interview, mr tillerson said the president would work with partners if it could construct fair and balanced terms for americans. he said emissions reduction targets in the accord were out of balance for the two largest economies, the us and china. also said, we are willing to work with partners of the accord if we can construct a set of terms that we believe is fair and balanced to the american people and recognises our economy
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and economic interest, relative to others, in particular the second largest economy in the world, china. if you look at those targets in terms of the accord, they were out of balance for the two largest economies. i think the plan is for director cohen to consider other ways in which we can work with partners in the accord and we want to be productive and helpful. the us has a tremendous track record on reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions. so there is a chance that if things get worked out both on the voluntary side for the us, the voluntary restrictions for the us that it could change and there is a chance the us could stay in the accord? under the right conditions, the president said he is open to finding the conditions were we can engage with others on what we all agree is still a issue. american television's most prestigious awards will be handed out at the emmys in a few hours‘ time. the science fiction thriller westworld and the us satirical show saturday night live lead the list of nominees. peter bowes reports from los angeles. schmoozing before the big night.
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with the television industry and drying large audiences on a range of platforms, the emmys will be more competitive than ever. the crown, the netflix series about the early life of queen elizabeth ii, is among the favourites. claire foy is tipped for best actress. the american public have always had a fascination about our monarchy. i think, as a british person, you kind of grew up just going, oh, well, they've always been around, and that's it. but i think the american people have a distance from it, and are able to view them in a different way, and i think that's probably why they've taken the show to their hearts. what are your drives? to meet my maker. westworld, a futuristic thriller based on the michael crichton movie of the same name, has 22 nominations, more than any other drama. it makes me so proud. i knew that, from reading the three
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pages on the first script, that it was going to be very special. now it's getting the attention and the notoriety, and people are actually connecting to the story. thandie newton and sir anthony hopkins are nominated for their roles in westworld. television has never been more popular, from prime—time dramas like westworld to satirical comedies and binge—watching on the streaming services. no wonder the stars are celebrating. is kind of like the wild west, people don't understand the field yet, it is continuing to grow. this golden age of tv is so young, it is just kicked off, to beasts part of something like that is exciting. i, donald trump. i, the best—ever donald trump. america's best—known satirical comedy, saturday night live, leads the list of nominees, with alec baldwin nominated
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for his portrayal of donald trump. political satire is stronger than ever. peter bowes, bbc news, los angeles. lets speak to us tv critic sonia saraiya from variety from variety she's in new york. nothing can keep up with real life and what has happened there in the last 12 months? is allan border and —— alec a chance? last 12 months? is allan border and -- alec a chance? it captured the support and the vitriol of a lot of people, for that alone, it will get honoured. looking at the potential list of nominees, why has it that we
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have big hollywood film stars coming to us tv drama? it is such an interesting phenomenon, partly it is because a lot of film stars are finding that there are opportunities on television for them that expand beyond what their film opportunities might be. for example, a lot of the film stars that have come to television are women who are past the point and want more roles that offer more than playing someone's mother or auntie, and tv has a lot of that. both nicole kidman and reese witherspoon have interesting roles, and jessica lange and susan sarandon are playing hollywood titans opposite each other. these aren't roles that film has made available for women, and white tv
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has become exciting for them. television bosses are thinking in a more progressive way, is that what you're saying? i think that television can provide more for different types of actors. i think that film, there's a different imperative therefore how they're getting those things out to different audiences. still the best films, some of the most popular films, some of the most popular films action thrillers. meanwhile, in television there is a wide range of different types of characters, and film stars love that. they love to test themselves. can you just give me an idea of what are your personal highlights. what are the programmes you will be looking out for today? i definitely think handmaids tale has really struck a chord with a lot of viewers. i liked the show too, personally. i'm
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expecting it to win a good number of the wards. —— awards. the crown provided performances that a lot of people are not familiar with. there is just what their that i didn't know it as an american due, and was really exciting to see actors bring those characters to life. we will be back tomorrow and we will try and keep up with all the results. thank you for filling it in. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come... we'll have all the sport including... chaos at the singapore grand prix — with crashes galore in the pouring rain. this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines: the head of the un has warned
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aung san suu kyi she has one last chance to end myanmar‘s campaign against the rohingya. the terror threat level in the uk has been lowered to ‘severe' from critical. police are continuing to question two men arrested after the london tube attack. more on our top story, the un warning to aung san suu kyi over the plight of rohingya refugees. a little earlier i spoke to journalist and biographer justin wintle about the pressure aung san suu kyi is facing now. she is between a rock and a hard place, the rock being the army and the hard place being the international censure she is having to take at the moment. she is not doing what we expect to
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do, that is stand up for human rights. this recent bout of violence was because the rohingya attacked police. that is what the military are saying. there are some outside groups that are taking an interest. my groups that are taking an interest. my sense is that the army are quite pleased about that, once these attacks take place. it was small scale, that gave them the excuse to go in hard and what is clearly ethnic cleansing. nobody wants to see that islamist violence, or attention is creeping up, and we're seen it all around the world, even
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there had been reports of saudi arabian influence which is an unwelcome development. the army would say that if you catch it in the bud and deal with that very harshly and quickly, there is not genocide, i don't think, that is too strong a word. what they are doing is using violence against the rohingya to encourage the refugees to leave. therefore, to have ethnic cleansing, and they have always felt that they don't belong there, because they were introduced by the british... letters awaiting attention, and when you look at the range, the difference, the language and so on is different from the ethnic burmese and bangladesh don't wa nt ethnic burmese and bangladesh don't want them. i think this time round, sometimes they have pushed the refugees back into myanmar, or burma as it was then, but this time given
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they have had horrendous floods, which is an awful problem for them, the fact they're not putting these refugees back and seemed reconciled to the fact, there are roughly! million range in rakhine state, which is half the number of muslims in burma, i think what bangladesh have done well. time for the sport. lewis hamilton won the singapore formula one grand prix in what may be a defining moment in this year's championship. it came after a chaotic start to the race where the ferrari's of sebastian vettel and kimmi raikonnen wiped each other out before the first turn. red bull's max verstappen and fernando alonso were also caught but hamilton avoided all of that, starting from fifth position, and stayed controlled in the wet weather to beat red bull's daniel ricciardo and mercedes team—mate valterri bottas. manchester united scored three goals in the final nine minutes of their match against everton
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for a 4—0 win that takes them level with manchester city at the top of the premier league table. in what was wayne rooney's return to old trafford having left at the end of last season after 111 years at the club it was antonio valencia put the hosts ahead in the fourth minute with a wonderful strike before goals from henrik mikhataryan, romelu lukaku and a late anthony martial penalty sealed the three points forjose mourinho's side. evertonians a very good team, with very good players, that they are in a difficult moment when teams are in a difficult moment when teams are in a difficult moment when teams are in a difficult moment, it is important that we don't give them confidence. it is important to start strong and try to kill their men talent he as soon as possible. we did that with an amazing god, that then we failed it... in the second half that came up it... in the second half that came up with good players, good solutions on the bench. the quality came up, it was difficult for us, they always solid. but with a second goal we killed the game. in the early match arsenal played out a goalless draw at chelsea, the closest either side came to scoring was when aaron ramsey hit
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the post for the gunners who owed a debt of gratitude to their goalkeeper petr cech who made some strong saves throughout. and there was late drama when chelsea's david luiz was sent off for a lunge on sead kolasinac in the last five minutes. in spain's primera division real madrid lead 3—1 at real sociedad with gareth bale grabbing the third just after the hour mark for the reigning champions. los blancos are in desperate need of a victory to keep pace with the leaders barcelona. sevilla are second, two points of the catalans after winning at girona while villareal and las palmas also won dries mertens and paulo dybala both scored respective hat tricks for napoli and juventus as their sides maintained their 100% starts to the season.
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napoli sit top on goal difference thanks to their 6—0 win over in france paris st—germain are up against lyon where it's goalless. nice, metz and marseille all recorded victories earlier in the day. in germany piere emerick aubemyang scored twice for borussia dortmund in their 5—0 win over cologne that takes them back to the top of the bundesliga. bayer leverkusen were 4—0 winners at home to freiburg while hoffenheim drop to fifth after only managing a 1—1 draw at home to hertha berlin. anna nordqvist beat unheralded american brittany altomare in a playoff to clinch the last golf major of the year. nordqvist and altomare both shot 66 for 9—under totals of 204. it was reduced to a 54—hole event after wet weather ruined play on thursday. nordqvist sank a 4—foot putt for a bogey five on the soaked 18th hole while the 102nd—ranked altomare had a six. nordqvist earned just over half a million dollars for the win, her first major in eight years which came just two months after being confined to bed for two weeks with severe illness. in tennis france are through to the davis cup final afterjo—wilfried tsonga beat serbia's dusan lajovic in four sets on sunday.
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that gave the french an unassailable 3—1 lead in lille but they were made to work hard against the serbian side who were missing former world number one novak djokovic and they'll play belgium in the final who beat australia. the tie was forced to a fifth rubber after australia's nick kyrgios lost to david goffin — and then steve darcis beat jordan thompson in straight sets to see them progress. and that is all the sport. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter. be back with the headlines injust be back with the headlines in just a few minutes. it is been sunshine and showers,
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with rain and how mixed in. so, mostly dry and clear with fairly light winds, and in the countryside we could see those temperatures falling close to freezing in 12 spots, in the north and west particular. monday morning, after that fresh start with mist and fog, it should clear away, sunny spells and scattered showers in the afternoon, particularly for central and eastern parts where it will be cooler, but further west, you are more likely to stay dry. in monday evening, showers will continue to move south, clearing the south coast by the early hours of tuesday morning. temperatures, fairly cool, particularly in rural spots first thing. fewer showers, particularly in rural spots first thing. fewershowers, more in particularly in rural spots first thing. fewer showers, more in the way of sunshine, highs in the afternoon around 15—18. goodbye. at
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ten o'clock we will have a full round—up but first we have a special for you in the penthouse of this luxury hotel, a saudi prince is preparing to visit the powerful relatives. it is a meeting that will change his life forever. sultan bin turki bin abdulaziz has been publicly criticising the saudi royal family. now he has been invited for a conversation. early in the morning, prince sultan is driven to a palace on the outskirts of geneva. it belongs to his uncle, king fahd of saudi arabia. prince abdulaziz bin fahd is the king's favourite son. he has invited his cousin to breakfast. they are joined by sheikh saleh al—sheikh, the saudi minister of islamic affairs.
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abdulaziz asks sultan to return to saudi arabia. he says he will be protected and everything will be resolved. sultan refuses. abdulaziz excuses himself to make a phone call. then, the al—sheikh also leaves the room. sultan is left alone. suddenly masked men rush in. they beat sultan and handcuff him. 0ne plunges a needle into his neck. unconscious, sultan is rushed to geneva airport, where a plane is waiting. several days later, he awakes, he is in hospital in riyadh.
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over the last year, bbc arabic has been investigating the disappearance of three saudi princes, all of whom were living in europe, and all have vanished. there is strong evidence that they were abducted. this is king fahd's palace outside geneva where prince sultan was allegedly abducted. what really happened that morning in 2003? and what could prince sultan have done that would lead his own family to violently drug and kidnap him? if sultan was really kidnapped by the saudis, could that give us a clue to the fate of the other missing princes? i needed to know what sultan had been doing in the months leading up to his disappearance. myjourney begins in the english
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seaside town of bournemouth. i have come to meet eddie ferreira, sultan's communications officer. i think they were very unhappy that he was opening the lid up, effectively, on the regime. in 2002, sultan went to europe for medical treatment. he also began giving interviews critical of the saudi government.
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