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hello, i'm nuala mcgovern, this is outside source. the us ambassador to the united nations says she's quitting herjob. nikki haley was one of president trump's first and most loyal appointments. but we hate to lose you. hopefully you'll be coming back at some point. the second suspect in the poisoning of a former spy in the uk is identified as a russian military doctor. moscow is refusing to comment. turkish authorities will search the saudi consulate in istanbul for signs of a missing journalist. the saudis deny killing him, but the turks are mounting a full investigation. and we're in vermont for the us midterms, where the first transgender candidate is running for governor. let's start with that big story from the united states, where nikki haley, the us ambassador to the united nations, has resigned. haley was confirmed as ambassador
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just days after president trump's inauguration in 2017, but today she announced she'll be leaving the post at the end of the year. here she is speaking today. it has been an honour of a lifetime. i said i am such a lucky girl to have been able to leave the state that raised me and to serve a country i love so very much. it has really been a blessing, and i want to thank you for that. here's what president trump had to say. we're all happy for you in one way, but we hate to lose you. hopefully you'll be coming back at some point, right. maybe a different capacity. you can have your pick. although nikki haley will continue working until the end of the year, her twitter bio has already removed all references to her role as un ambassador. and has been an hour or so.
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not much is known about ambassador haley and president trump's relationship, but in september she responded publicly to a new york times‘ anonymous op—ed which painted a chaotic picture of the white house. mrs haley described her relationship with the president in a positive light, saying, "if i disagree with something and believe it is important enough to raise with the president, i do it." i've been speaking to nada tawfik at the un about how unexpected this was. reportedly, even the secretary of state mike pompeo had no idea this was coming. staff here at the united states mission to the un were just informed this morning, and i have spoken to the diplomats who are headed into the security council and every single one of them expressed shock. and they really did seem to be saddened by the news. despite how they feel about us policy and the differences on approach, they all respected nikki haley as someone they can have honest dialogue with, engaging dialogue with.
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so the french ambassador, for example, said she was the most talented us government official he has ever worked with. so certainly the ambassadors full of praise for her as a person. and i'm just wondering because it can be gossipy place, is there any speculation about the reasons for resignation? we did not see them from that meeting with mr trump and nikki haley. there is definitely a lot of speculation and guessing about what motivated nikki haley. on the one hand, she said she wanted to take time off. in her letter, she said she is going into the private sector. many former ambassadors have said that is a key reason for wanting to go in the private sector, to make money with kids about to go into college. but people here also recognise that she was first and foremost a politician, the governor of south carolina before she came to the un, so they are wondering what political considerations there are for
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the timing of this announcement. so lots of theories going around that, for example, ifjeff sessions was fired as attorney general and senator lindsey graham from south carolina filled that role than that can leave an opening for nikki haley to be the next senator from south carolina. or maybe a vp or even presidential nominee in the future. she said she isn't interested in running in 2020, but we all know that she has political aspirations. thank you very much from new york. saudi arabia has agreed to let turkish authorities search its istanbul consulate as part of the investigation into the disappearance of prominent saudi journalist jamal khashoggi. let me bring up these pictures. security forces have been examining cctv footage from 150 cameras. here you can see mr khashoggi entering the building. turkish authorities say they have found no footage of him leaving. turkey claims mr khashoggi, a critic of the saudi government,
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was murdered in the saudi consulate in istanbul. the saudis say he left the building after some routine business last tuesday. the bbc has released a recording of an off—air conversation between a radio presenter and the journalist three days before he disappeared, in which he said returning to saudi arabia would be too dangerous. let's take a listen. i found myself doing a lot of travelling. now i'm living between istabul and washington, dc. when dp you think you might be able to go home again? i do not think i'll be able to go home again. when i hear of an arrest of a friend who did nothing worth to be arrested, it makes me feel as if i'm talking
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that friend of mine, he was not even talking. if he was talking critically over something at a dinner party. right. that is we are becoming in saudi arabia. and we've never experienced it. are people spying on each other? you can go to a dinner party and say something and it might be misinterpreted... people now question why so—and—so got arrested. recently, an economist and columnist who was close to the royal court, got arrested. and that scares people because here we are talking about somebody who was close to the government. the investigation is focusing on several suspects who arrived from saudi arabia and stayed in turkey for about three hours on the 2nd of october. turkish police are also looking into the possibility that khashoggi was kidnapped and taken aboard one of two private planes which landed at istanbul's ataturk airport last tuesday.
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donald trump says he plans to speak with saudi arabian officials about the disappearance. here the president is quoted by a new york times journalist as saying, "there's some pretty bad stories going around. i do not like it." barbara plett—usher is at the state department, where there's just been a briefing and this issue was raised. what was sad? and happened about 20 minutes ago. it was raised in the briefing and it was basically based on the statement put out by the state department yesterday in the name of my pompeo and which it expressed concern about the disappearance of khasoggi and call for a thorough investigation with the results being transparent. the spokesperson confirmed there had been content with the saudi arabia at all levels of this building including the secretary of state. he has called himself to ask about
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this. she would not say anything about evidence they had seen. she said she had no information about evidence on either side about what happened to the journalist. she was also asked if there will be repercussions it is that it was found out the southeast had kidnapped or killed khasoggi. she said she would not speak to that at the moment. she said they were withholding judgement at this point on what had happened. they spoke of the witty stories about what had happened to them but they did want an investigation to find out what had actually transpired at the consulate. i suppose we have to imagine what access they actually get. one of the president saying he did not like it and there are a lot of bad stories going around. yes, he said couple of things in the last two days one he was asked by journalists but this case and he said he is hearing bad things and he is not with it and he has also said idid not is not with it and he has also said i did not have any information. i know is much as everyone else which is nothing, that is a quote as well. he said he would speak to the
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southeast at some point say but we have no more information about when that will be. it is difficult for this administration because they are in such close alignment with saudi arabia. this is to work alliance has been up—and—down for decades with this administration has moved quite close to the young crown prince because they accept his argument that iran is the key the stabilizer in the region and they want to work together against iran. so that is a man that has been a fairly our of donald trump of platform policy. but if it turns out that the administration of the crown prince is killing journalists and dissidents in third countries, that would be quite impact on the budget. i think you'll be difficult to go on with business as usual if that were the case. and we have had quite strong from republican senators today also saying that if this is the case, then there'll be repercussions. lindsey graham saying this would be devastating to the us—
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saudi arabia and iran ship and bob we re saudi arabia and iran ship and bob were saying there would be some kind of response. so at least in congress, there'll be calls for action if that were the case. so thank you very much. more information has been released about the second suspect in the salisbury novichok poisoning, identified by the bellingcat website as this man, dr alexander mishkin. the website says he was born here in loyga, in russia's archangel oblast, in 1979. here is a picture of the village provided by bellingcat. it is very isolated, it has no paved roads. by 2001, he was in st petersburg, studying at a military medical academy. while they are unable to say exactly when mishkin was recruited to work for the gru, they say between 2007—2010, he relocated to moscow and received an undercover identity, including a second national id and a travel passport, under the alias alexander petrov.
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how did they find all this out? well, it was easier than you might think. here again are pictures of dr mishkin, according to bellingcat. this is a picture of the man travelling as alexander petrov in gatwick airport on his trip to salisbury in march. in the file for the passport used on this journey, there was a reference to a previous passport, issued in st petersburg in 1999. bellingcat found no trace of it, so they searched for passports issued to alexander yevgeniyevich born on 13july 1979, the name and date of birth provided in the petrov passport. there was one match, alexander yevgeniyevitch mishkin, and they looked very similar indeed. here's yuri vendik from the bbc russian service. we know exactly as much
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as bellingcat and other media say, and there are quite a number of russian media who have also conducted some kind of investigation into who he is and they have discovered some additional facts and information about mishkin. and they say that mishkin is a military doctor, he graduated ten years or so ago and was recruited by the gugh a bureau for the last 18 years. and yes, they also allege that he was bestowed a hero of russia award along with his partner here in the uk. sometime in 2014. but we cannot confirm or deny that. so that is what we know. they also suggest that he has the rank of colonel, but we cannot confirm that.
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still not confirmed. the amount of data and information that we have got from the investigative website, bellingcat, where would they get the information and data from? that is a very interesting and remarkable thing. i think it shows to my mind the level of corruption in russia in fact. because bellingcat themselves of a have gone through dozens of leaked data bases. data bases of personal data, russian citizens, to be public but they are leaked by the corrupt officials presumably. and they used to be on sale in the marketplace, physically, literally in russia. now they are on sale on the dark web and on the simple internet and they are sold for money.
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and that is what bellingcat and other agencies, that is what they use. although some colleagues who we have spoken to, i have spoken to who are experts not only in journalistic investigations but in due diligence as well, they do have certain reservations or doubt about whether all the information could be obtained from those leaked databases. for example, passport forms. which were used in the previous case. the passport forms, the initial form and account on which they issue passports. that should not be public. that should be secret. but somehow, they say that they have obtained it. that is what they say. stay with us on outside source. still to come, australia's government rejects the un's report on climate change, despite a dire warning for the country's coral reefs. the leader of the scottish national
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party nicola sturgeon has said the goal of independence "is in sight". addressing her party conference, ms sturgeon said the scottish government was "meeting the global challenges of our age". you know, it seems me that one of the lasting casualties is the notion the uk is in any sense a partnership of equals. our vote to remain in the un ignored. the scottish government's a plan to stay in the single market dismissed. our request for a role in negotiations cast aside. a raid on our parliament's powers. when we said no to that raid, the uk government could and should
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have respected that decision. instead, they took us to court. that is no partnership. that is westminster control. scotland deserves better. applause this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... america's ambassador to the un nikki haley has resigned. she'll leave the post at the end of the year. president trump said she's done an incredible job. meanwhile, president trump has apologised to the newly appointed us supreme courtjustice brett kavanaugh for what he called a campaign of destruction against him, based on lies and deception. mr kavanaugh has faced allegations of historical sexual abuse, but he insisted at a swearing—in ceremony that he was not bitter and would be impartial. so how has the kavanaugh saga played out with trump's base? rajini vaidyanathan has been at some of the president's rallies talking
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to people and joins us now. you've been to a lot of trump rallies. iam i am curious as to whether it is a bomb as some have called it. if this nomination and confirmation will make a difference in midterms. nomination and confirmation will make a difference in midtermslj think it is definitely energised people. but i think it is energising voters across the spectrum. you have republicans who say this is the reason why we need to get out and vote, to make sure that our party retain control of the senate and house of representatives because thatis house of representatives because that is how things like confirmation of brett kava naugh that is how things like confirmation of brett kavanaugh will happen, if your party is in power. but equally, your party is in power. but equally, you have got democrats who are very angry about that with a whole process was conducted and are just as fired up. so yes, there might be as fired up. so yes, there might be a bomb but the question is which
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party does it benefit was meant you only truly find out at the ballot box in november but there was a poll that came out about an hour ago from cnn was suggested that likely voters put the democrats ahead when it comes to key races in the midterms. the thing like 52—111 and when they broke that down to female voters, is that the no voters were favouring the democrats with a 30% lead. let's remember, we should not rely too much on polls because we have been caught sure before in the past on that. that is for sure but you have been on the ground. you have met several people at some of his rallies, they love very much energised. what struck you when you spoke to people at his rallies?|j will tell you a story and yes i wasn't rallies and i spoke to the hard—core donald trump base, the ones they would queue up for hours in the blazing heat so they will see him at the rally. they are the ones
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who do not trust the mainstream media and will pretty much anything that he says or does. but i was on a plane leaving memphis after i was attending that rally on my way to texas and out for me to a woman there. she was a lifelong democrat, a grandmother who voted for donald trump and therefore republicans for the first time in 2016. she just does not like his style or the way you speak but she voted for him primarily because he a lot of love her conservative views. but crucially because she did not like hillary clinton. this is someone who has a conservative viewpoint but was still a lifelong democrat but she said democrats have a candidate which electrified her, she is ready to vote for the grass and leave the republican party. if a woman like her are fed republican party. if a woman like herare fed up republican party. if a woman like her are fed up with donald trump and do see a candidate on the other side, that is what republicans should be looking for it perhaps be worried about. thanks so much an interesting ways ahead yet again in the us. australia's government has rejected a report by the un's intergovernmental panel on climate change.
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it found nations must stop using coal by 2050 if they are to avoid increasing the global temperature by more than 1.5c. the report contained particularly bad news for australia's great barrier reef, predicting that if the planet hits two degrees of warming, more than 99 % of the world's coral will be wiped out. but it wasn't enough to sway australia's deputy prime minister. he said, "we don't want to have to turn away workers and stop going on to say... the government says the nation only accounts for just over 1% of global emissions. but when we look at that per capita, australia is in the top ten, above the us, china and russia. for more on this, i spoke to courtney bembridge,
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an australian journalist here at the bbc. australian politicians have long been accused of having their hand in the sand when it comes to climate change. for many, the stance was not asa change. for many, the stance was not as a bride. one analyst said it was as a bride. one analyst said it was as depressing as it was visible. they argue that for the politicians, they had nothing to lose. by 2050, they'll be long gone and any negative ramifications for inaction 110w negative ramifications for inaction now they will not have to face in terms of their voter base. so one liberal leader actually said i am not happy what my party doing and i think the only thing that'll make them act as if they lose a sea of this issue because they are really putting their hands the sand over this. i'm curious over that. coming out and be so forceful about it, is that popular politically? nothing wins austrian voters over more than
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one word, jobs. in this case, with about 50 thousand jobs, this is a bad winterfor about 50 thousand jobs, this is a bad winter for many. this about 50 thousand jobs, this is a bad winterfor many. this is not about thejobs, bad winterfor many. this is not about the jobs, but also about the energy mix in australia. coal currently accounts for 50% of australian power, so that brings us to another vote winning issue, household fees and charges. if you have lesko you are able to use, household fees and charges go up. there's also something with the government is saying if we are going to do this, they have also warned of the lice could go off and the tv blackouts because you what i have renewable energy and providing a enough of a backstop in cases of when you have a shortfall. you put in context it will be aboutjobs and electricity, not coral reef. it is especially important for the core is because there 1.5% warming and 2%, and for me doesn't make much sense ina and for me doesn't make much sense in a boise about 9% of that recent being destroyed, if just
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in a boise about 9% of that recent being destroyed, ifjust half a senator it makes a huge impact. also wa nt senator it makes a huge impact. also want the resume of the barrier reef is one of the greatest known things australia has to offer. so that will have an impact but while other countries are backing away from coal 01’ countries are backing away from coal or certainly decreasing their reliance on it, austria still approving new coal mines. so it is human also and they are backing away from. president trump is moving to boost sales of ethanol. he's long argued that increasing production of the corn based fuel would be a boon to farmers. he's planning to scrap restrictions on when fuel with high ethanol content can be sold. kim gittlesonjoins us from new york. that was a bit more about his plan. so that has to do when you can use a tub of fuel known as e—15. this is bandit during the summer in the us
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because campaigners say it leads to increased pollution and increased smog. the president wants to do a load of regulation, he was the ca be able to be in use all year round. the question is whether or not this will actually have an impact. 20 us states and not even have gas stations that sell this particular type of fuel, so the question as one article put it is if you build it, will they come? it is regulations are scrapped, will that mean more americans get you up with a tubular type of fuel. will it be more available and as a result will it be able to help corn growing states, which is one of the reasons the president wants to do this, states like iowa would have been by tarus. asa like iowa would have been by tarus. as a result, he introduced me an economy in the states with can help the republican party come midterm elections. thanks very much, canuck, from your. the international monetary fund has warned that the trade war between the us and china risks making the world a "poorer and more dangerous place".
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in its latest assessment of the global economy, the imf has lowered its global growth forecasts for this year and next. the assesment came at its meeting with the world bank in bali. karishma vaswani has been covering this for us. the imf is to read its forecast for global economic growth to 3.7% but it is also downgrading its forecast for the us and china because of these trade tensions. both this year and for next year. even though it says the tax cuts are benefiting the domestic economy in the united states going forward, the trade tensions will be a drag on economic growth. the other thing i thought was quite interesting is the fact that we are seeing and they are very concerned about the fracturing of the multilateral trading system. international architecture and framework if you will of how the world has been kept in prosperity
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for last 40, but 50, 60 years or so. and that is a major concern the imf says. it has to be faced, not scrap. hurricane michael has strengthened to a category two storm — with winds of over 150 km an hour. the storm is expected to reach category three before making landfall on wednesday. we will look for the path of the storm in the next half hour. for any stories, go to the bbc news at. you have watched outside source from the bbc. hello. some very stormy weather on
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the way for parts of the us in the next few days. hurricane michael in a moment. let's get an idea though of the bigger picture, the senate to give us some idea of what it is so bad. the cold air at the moment across canada bidding across the plains, and warm air surging in the east. with the two come together is a mammogram and it takes a form of this area of low pressure which is already produced heavy rain across the plains and more on was sent surging across the midwest as well. cold air behind it was selling the da kotas, cold air behind it was selling the dakotas, wyoming and colorado and then throw in the mix hurricane michael running up on wednesday out of the gulf of mexico and eventually these two systems will combine to bring some very stormy conditions to the eastern seaboard for the latter pa rt the eastern seaboard for the latter part of the way. less to the temperatures there on the east coast at well above average for this time of year. on to michael and it looks like a category three hurricane by the time it pushes into the florida panhandle. the nature and be banned
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on wednesday. here is the satellite dish where he has brought bad weather into the cadet peninsula and cuba. by wednesday, you can save it will have alabama and its size, the storm surge the biggest problem on the coast and heavy rain running across georgia as a system runs targeting the carolinas and still cleaning up after florence. so the situation you should watch very carefully. to the arabian sea now, any we have this storm swirling away. this look like it might abroad heavy rain into the coast of oman and yemen thursday and friday. now it looks to stand up more offshore but there is to let potential for heavy rain into the coast of oman and yemen thursday and friday. now it looks to stand up more offshore but there is still that potential for any ranked the likes of the coast for a while. but it might be the gulf of aden against the worst of the wet weather, we can, perhaps northern somalia. watch out for the cyclone developing in the north of the bay of bengal bringing heavy rain into northeast india for thursday, for west bengal and for securely stormy seas here and
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squally winds as well. rather more welcome rain for eastern australia on thursday. helping to ease the drought conditions here across new south wales. loopers running across easily turning thanks very wet and windy for the next 48 hours. meanwhile for europe, warm weather. currently he surging from northern africa. the uk on the way into the yellow along with scandinavia up with the temperatures well above average. but there is a prize display, that warm air running across a comparatively cool waters of the mediterranean something off some big old showers and parts of spain and the south of france. sardinia and corsica on wednesday. risk of flash flooding in disruption here but look at the temperatures well above average by a good six to 8 degrees for the some of here on wednesday. more details closer to home in half an hour. hello, i'm nuala mcgovern, this is outside source. the us ambassador to the united nations says she's quitting herjob. nikki haley was one of president trump's first and most loyal appointments. we're all happy for you in one way.
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but we hate to lose you. hopefully you'll be coming back at some point. we've got a special report on china's organ transplant system, as the authorities deny they're being sourced from executed prisoners. and if you want to gte in touch at any time #bbc os is the place to go. let's go to china now, where campaigners say there's a growing trade in the organs of executed prisoners. they claim that so—called ‘prisoners of conscience' are being exploited to meet transplant targets of up to 100,000 operations per year. the official line is that china put a stop to harvesting the organs of prisoners in 2015. but there have long been suspicions that the practise has continued. this article from the guardian newspaper last
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year quotes the head of the national transplant system admitting that prisoners‘ organs may still be being used. that same official has denied the latest claims and insists the chinese transplant system is legitimate. matthew hill has this exclusive report. she seems so used to seeing korean visitors. this reporter catches a patient recovering from a liver transplant. the suspicion is there is a trade in organs being harvested by the chinese regime, seven transplant in the previous day. in other countries, it can take
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yea rs in other countries, it can take years to find a suitable organ, here it is only weeks. so where are they coming from? china admits it used to ta ke coming from? china admits it used to take organs from executed prisoners and claimed it stopped the practise in 2015. but this campaigner believes that organs are still being harvested from prisoners of conscience, a spiritual movement based on vegetation with sent to this re—education camp in beijing, saying that the practitioners like her were given invasive and unwanted medical tests. i was immensely tortured but at the same time, they took all these practitioners to the nearest hospital and have a body tag, x—rays, ultrasounds and blood tests.
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three months. another detainee there was released last year also believes organs are being procured from prisoners of conscience. few times, they took my hand and said a window wrapped around my arm, and then took the needle over there and then took the needle over there and then took the needle over there and then took the blood out. and not just me, all of the practitioners. they force you to renounce or believes, if you do not do so, they will beat you up. they choose places like you lex, your arms and your hips, but the organs they do not touch. bohn i have come to a gathering of transplant surgeon says he is also a local leader of an
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organisation to persecute the followers. i wanted to ask them about a controversial paper he had written which claimed that no prisoners organs were transplanted. in the paper, you must let people about the organs. he said they were not from prisoners. do not want to my question? the organ donation scheme was prepared to take a few questions. you said so far, there we re questions. you said so far, there were half a million volunteers, but is that really enough to divert all the transplants in such a huge country? we have 15,000 organs transplanted. why make some of the 6 million china has yet to allow transplant
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surgeons from abroad to inspect their hospitals unannounced. until there is greater transparency, the suspicion will remain with prisoners detained for what they believe are the new source for organs. we can now speak to dr adnan sharif, a kidney transplant consultant who also works with the ngo, doctors against forced organ harvesting. what experience have you had with this issue? gift campaign many yea rs. we have this issue? gift campaign many
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years. we have campaigned for many yea rs. years. we have campaigned for many years. also it's a organs that come from predominantly prisoners, a long campaign to try to make china realise what they are doing, very openly what they're doing and bring practise to a complete stop. and the details, you heard those denials coming from the transplant chief of the country. what do you think it will take to change the practise? talking about a realisation within the country? assuming that, they've been completely partisan using ethically sourced organ donors, why the difficulty is there is a lack of transparency, such as biking the uk and united states, that data is openly available. and that does not exist in china. i was wondering, do
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you really expect china to provide the transparency? is that what you're asking for? we are asking for an independent investigation. it is very difficult, there are numerous reports and the have no evidence to suggest that these allegations are not true and it is very difficult to prove allegations of you do not have access to the source to tell if they're or not. we just got another 30 seconds or so, talking about being able to procure a liver. what other organs to to be coming across when it comes to this particular story? we've had a number of people able to get kidney transplants, but
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the important bit of a liver transplant if it is unlike a kidney transplant, it is not possible to plan a hard long and liver transplant in advance, if you can book a heart or liver transplant in advance, that means that somebody knows when that individual is going to be dying. thank you very much for joining us on outside source. just one of the many stores in you been following. there's much more about this story on our website. hurricane michael has strengthened to a category two storm — with winds of over 150 km an hour. the storm is expected to reach category three before making landfall on wednesday. it's heading towards the florida coast and there are warnings
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for residents to move out of the way of the storm. laura trevelyan has more. hurricane michael seen from space, a monstrous storm that is still strengthening going towards the coast of florida. families taking no chances and ending their vacation in panama city early. would have rooted out, but we have to be safe. the roads are clouded with people fleeing the coastline and already gasesin fleeing the coastline and already gases in short supply. as the authorities warn that the weather is dangerous and up to 12 inches of rain, hurricane michael could bring record storm surge. the storm surge is deadly, i cannot stress enough how deadly this storm surge could be. we have seen with this anomaly where it isjust three feet be. we have seen with this anomaly where it is just three feet and that is deadly. so eight to 12 feet is
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absolutely deadly. states of emergency in parts of georgia and florida, as the region prepares for la ndfall florida, as the region prepares for landfall tomorrow. heavy rain is forecast for the carolinas as it crawls up the east coast. possibly drenching areas recovering from hurricane florence. the administration is at the ready. we are all ready and hopefully we will get lucky, but we are prepared. not eve ryo ne get lucky, but we are prepared. not everyone is leaving town. our houses hurricane safe, we've got a generator with plenty of water, we'll get to go. the storm as claimed 13 lives in central america. the forecast is saying this is the most serious hurricane threat to florida's northern gulf coast. the us economy is booming and unemployment is at a 49—year low. but the strong economy is driving up the cost of living.
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last year the number of homeless people rose for the first time since 2010. and the big, thriving cities on the west coast are facing unprecedented rises in homelesseness. in california it's up 13.7% injust two years to 112,000 people. in oregon, home to quirky and prosperous portland, it's increased more than 5%. this is 37—year—old joseph gordon, known as tequila, who's part of that statistic. tequila is a transgender man who became homeless after a breakup with a violent partner. they now live in this homeless camp in portland but say everyone there would move into affordable housing if they could find it. last year philip alston, a un investigator, travelled across america to look at poverty and human rights there. he wrote a scathing report in which he said that, for many, the american dream was becoming the american illusion. this is his assessment
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of homelessness in the us. with the resistance certainly of the federal government, its policies under the administration have been to cut back as much as possible on various housing benefits and i think the worst is probably yet to come. it is going however to get much worse because, inequality is being pumped up at a great rate through the enormous tax cuts and the welfare cuts that are coming. they will be very dramatic. our reporter hugo bachega has been investigating homelessness in the us and joins me now from washington. give us an idea of the scale of homelessness in america? we are talking about half a million
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people who every night across the country, do not have a place to live and laster was the first time in seven and laster was the first time in seve n yea rs and laster was the first time in seven years that there was an increase of that number in as this estimation by large, is what is happening on the west coast of the united states because of the rising living costs in california, and oregon, and washington state, that has contributed to a rise and a number of homeless people in those states. is there anything, a part of the conversation when it comes to politics, i do not think it is something i have heard that often that politicians will talk about with a plan to do to end homelessness. it is something that residents are talking about because there is a sense that this is a problem that has become more visible for many people, residents that i talked to in portland, they are getting frustrated because they see
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te na nts getting frustrated because they see tenants and people sleeping in the neighbourhoods in millions of dollars have been spent and policies and many say that this is a fight being lost. and also what is happening is that people who are facing this problem, they also criticise the policies because the policies and the actions being taken are not being enough to give them the chance to leave the streets and moved to a safe place. so, can you see any change? i think this is pretty much the paradox that many are now facing. the situation that the economy is booming and why this is happening on the west coast. because the economy, the recovery after the recession happens because of, thousands of people of moved to these cities, san francisco, portland, because of those companies and obviously the prosperity that is happening has not come to everybody‘s benefit. happening has not come to everybody's benefit. what reaction
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have you gotten since you started the highlights of this issue. particularly when you bring these people with their personal stories as the other living? what is their reaction? we have had so many people from across the country saying, look, this is what is happening in my city. my neighbourhood. and talking to the people who are suffering from all of this, they say that people are just ignoring the problems because, it has become so widespread and tequila, who you introduced there, he is not in, it is not a very good sign especially living in the richest country. and he is still living in a housing that i showed. as well as prospects are was yellow yes, yes find a job now and he is trying tojoin a was yellow yes, yes find a job now and he is trying to join a football housing programme. but he may not be
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leaving his camp anytime soon. since the dawn of transplant surgery, medical science has taken incredible leaps forward. it's changed katie stubblefield's life — she's the youngest person in the us to undergo a full face transplant. the surgery was necessary after she shot herself in the face, but missed her brain. after a marathon operation in may last year — she now has a powerful story to tell, with the support of herfamily. as you would expect, this film contains some upsetting and very graphic images. katie is a deep soul, she always has
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been. bring me back to when you're 18. bring me back to when you're18. was life like? my my son picks me up and takes me to the living room outside and the yard and just stands me that says mum, katie got my gun, and i don't know, she's hurt. is any big decision to make? —— was
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that a big decision to make? i think ithinki i think i was trying to look for old characteristics. trying to find the prior injury. and i think i did. it was very surreal prior injury. and i think i did. it was very surreal and i remember thinking, where is katie? at the same time, i am so grateful that she is alive and so grateful that she did not have to walk around the rest of her life without a face. do you still think of about the things that you wanted when you were 18? i can see you smiling now. of course this is not the story i
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would have written for her, but i feel that there is a reason there's a lot to learn. there is lot with this whole story with katie. and our next couple of minutes, if you had what does
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all this week on outside source we're looking at populism in europe. if you were watching last night, you'll know the programme came live from milan. today, ros and the team drove across to verona, where they got on a train which is heading up into austria, and then germany. it echoes a route many migrants have taken over the last few years. from innsbruck in austria, ros sent this. well, i've gone as far as innsbruck in austria, we've got a little bit of sleep and got up early. drove a couple of hours and to the north of italy. and he recently when there is that the city plays an important role in this story of the migrant crisis also the increase in popularity and populism in this part of europe because it is from the station and lots of migrants tried to get aboard the train to head north. or even further north to germany. what has been interesting is chatting with people here is,
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wherever they sit on the political spectrum, they acknowledged that something is changed here in austria. a coalition that contains the far right freedom party. it has been bringing in new policies, such as new restrictions on how migrants, refugees, as new restrictions on how migrants, refugees , a ccess as new restrictions on how migrants, refugees, access support versus if you do not speak german, you cannot access all of the benefits you are entitled to. some people say that the talent needed to change in our national discourse around immigration. other people are saying this is not been a welcome development. but in italy, yet populist for the government and in austria, because in germany, you have a party which is influencing politics, but has yet to be in power and we're going to try and understand the text of that which is coming up in a couple of days' time. but for the moment, in a slightly disconcerting development, our train to munich is late, this happens very
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often. but a couple of minutes it will arrive and we will head to germany and speak to you on outside source tomorrow. you will hear from him tomorrow. thank you for spending pa rt him tomorrow. thank you for spending part of your day with us, join us again, tomorrow. hello, the wednesday weather warm—up is here and in about it is just how widespread the sunshine and the warmth will be. africa, follow the arrows. the air is coming from a long way south of the uk, the rain bearing the other front is finally clearing, so we're going to get some sunshine and warmth. we cannot overstressed is that different the weather will be for some of us at
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the end of the week, we'll look at bat ina the end of the week, we'll look at bat in a moment. first of all, will save or wednesdaysunshine, cloud clearing in scotland, and there's hardly adding associate on the map, such as the expense of the afternoon sunshine. —— extent. widely high teens, rod 24 degrees, above normal a glorious day. in the channel islands, south wales, there'll be more cloud in some showers going into the evening, this this first weather front comes in, into the evening, this this first weatherfront comes in, another comes in on thursday, there is a gap between the two not thursday afternoon much of the eastern side of the use uk, the rain is going you feel cooler. a more significant weather system is coming in on friday, an area of low pressure, still how close is going to come to the north
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west of the uk, but it is northern ireland, north west england, i received coast, most at risk for serious and disruptive winds, elsewhere we are adamant heavy rain standard move—in, and western parts of england. all through friday. so it is wind, it is rain. both of which can bring some problems, as the rain continues for some of us in this saturday as well along the waterfront with of heavy rain and particularly among the western parts, it does not move much going saturday, so the further southeast you are, you're still seeing some sunshine and warmth in the low 20s on saturday. but eventually, this weather system during sunday will start to take that rain for the southeast. on the last weather for the week ahead, it's got potential but hurricane leslie, they becoming closer over the weekend. take a look at it from the regional standby. it will likely stay to the south of the
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uk, but there's going to close to africa, and hurricane michael in the gulf of mexico bearing down on florida as a major hurricane. we are interested in the impact on our weather and next week. this is what weather and next week. this is what we think hurricane michael is going to do, once it's moved and land, it will move north east and then what's left of it will be coming incorporated and from canada and move incorporated and from canada and m ove a cross incorporated and from canada and move across the atlantic and on monday, we will be looking to the north west into tuesday, how close was to see. regardless of the impact, low pressure will be close to the northwest of the uk to run next week, the closer your to it, the more likely you will see some spells of wind and rain, occasionally pushing southeast across the uk but weakening, they will be dry and brighter moments, but it will be looking mild. though not as warm or as sunny as it will
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be this wednesday. enjoy it while you can. tonight at ten. more details emerge about the second russian suspect involved in the salisbury chemical attack. investigators say he's a doctor and a decorated hero of the russian federation, who works for military intelligence. we've been to his remote home village in north—west russia, asking residents for their reaction to the news. people here are shocked that someone from this village has been accused of deploying a chemical nerve agent on the streets of britain. but the kremlin has refused to comment specifically on the release of mr mishkin's name and his military history. we'll have the details. also tonight... nikki haley, the us ambassador to the un, and a key member of the trump administration is to step down. now the united states is respected. countries may not like what we do, but they respect what we do. in an unprecedented legal case, a convicted paedophile,
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