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welcome to bbc news — i'm david eades. our top stories: tokyo condemns north korea for firing another ballistic missile — this time overjapan — authorities warn people to evacuate buildings and take shelter. the uk chancellor tries to shore up his government's economic credibility after an embarrasing u—turn on a key budget policy. i know the plan put forward over ten days ago has caused turbulence, i get it, i get it. we have listened. indonesia sacks a police chief — after one of the world's worst football stadium disasters — 125 people died in the crush. donald trump sues cnn for defamation and damages — claiming the network carried
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out a campaign of libel and slander against him. and kim kardashian is fined more than a million dollars for promoting crypto—currency on instagram without revealing that she was being paid. for the first time in five years, north korea has launched a missile overjapan, sparking anger in tokyo. the launch is the fifth in recent days by north korea — defying a un security council resolution ban on missile launches. the rocket came down in the pacific ocean— and there are no reports of damage.
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japan has strongly condemned the action. japan has strongly japan has only condemned the action. north korea's actions are a threat to the peace and security of our country, region and international community and it's a serious challenge for our country and the entire international community. in addition, these missile launchers violate the security council resolution. let's get more from our correspondent jean mckenzie. fix, more from our correspondent jean mckenzie.— jean mckenzie. a raft of missile _ jean mckenzie. a raft of missile launchers - jean mckenzie. a raft of missile launchers in - jean mckenzie. a raft of missile launchers in the | jean mckenzie. a raft of - missile launchers in the last few days but it feels like they have just upped the nt a bit further by pushing this over japan? we are getting rather used to hearing about these north korean missiles, it's been a record year for north korean
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missile launchers. as you say, this one today is different and it does raise the tensions here. the majority of the launchers we've seen this year have been short—range launchers. even the ones with the longer range, north korea wanted to land on the sea between south korea and japan. this is the first one that has actually flown overjapan in five years, people injapan this morning woke to a message from the government telling them to take shelter, to look out for falling them to take shelter, to look out forfalling debris. it's worth noting the missile did fly 1000 kilometres into the s surpassed japan, it was flying above the international space station but even though still, it is a significant escalation in the last time they did this back in 2017, it came during a period where tension between north korea and the united states and south korea was particularly high.— states and south korea was particularly high. how would ou
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particularly high. how would you characterise _ particularly high. how would you characterise the - you characterise the relationship now? if it was five years ago, where is it today? five years ago, where is it toda ? ~ . five years ago, where is it toda ?~ ., five years ago, where is it toda ?. ., ., five years ago, where is it toda ?~ ., ., ., ., today? we are back into one of these periods _ today? we are back into one of these periods of _ today? we are back into one of these periods of increasing - these periods of increasing tension. if you look at the period since 2017, we had that small flutter of diplomacy we saw those historic summits between kimjong—un saw those historic summits between kim jong—un and donald trump but those talks ended without a deal in negotiations ever since have been sort of its stalemate. north korea has continued to build weapons, increase its number of weapons and crucially to refine the capability of those weapons and in the past year, we had a new government coming in south korea and they decided to work with the united states to really bolster their defence year of the korean peninsula in the face of what it sees as a rising threat from north korea �*s last week, we saw japan, south korea and the united states old naval exercises, these combined military exercises for the first time since 2017. we know these sorts
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of exercises antagonise the north korean leader kimjong—un and if we look at the last time they flew overjapan, kim jong—un said it was in response to similar kinds of exercises. thank you very much indeed. earlier i spoke tojoseph cirincione who's an expert in north korean affairs and i began by asking him how significant this missile test is. this is the first time they've tested overflight a missile that went overjapan since 2017, so it is significant, it is a diplomatic affront to japan, it is a sign that north korea is taking off some of its gloves. they've been doing tests that either go around japan or go up and down so they are clearly saying, we don't care anymore, we are making a statement here with this test.
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i mean obviously, disquiet injapan. south korea's president has also warned of what was described as a resolute response from the region. what is likely to be the response? where does this go and what is the benefit in north korea pushing, sort of poking the bear, as it were? right, there are three things you can do, and one of them is the diplomatic statements you here. we condemn it, maybe there is another resolution at united nations security council. it goes so far. north korea has heard them before, it won't have much effect. secondly, sanctions but north korea is already one of the most heavily sanctioned countries on earth so that is unlikely. and the third is talk. one of the things north korea may be signalling with this is that it's time to get back into serious discussions, meaning with the united states and north korea, the last time we had any such talks was about three years ago when president trump was still in office. there has basically been radio silence since the two countries
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since. how realistic is that proposition? we have recently had kamala harris in the region, without military draws from south korea, the us. they can also be seen as a provocation from north korea's respective? yes, there are balanced provocations going on here. they objected to the restoration of south korea—us drills, we had navy exercises involving a nuclear powered carrier off the coast of north korea now. you have a new conservative government in south korea that is ending the sort of sunshine policy of the previous government. you have stronger rhetoric coming from japan.
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basically north korea is pushing back against all this. this is not its first missile test of the year, there have been a couple of dozen already. this is in the first test of this particular missile, hwasong—12, we think it is a missile that goes about 4000 kilometres, it's travel that far in this test. it's the first time they've done it in recent years over japan again. so they are making a statement, they don't need to test this missile again, they are using it to send a signal to its neighbours and the united states. but does this, in fact, has this year of missile launches taken north korea any closer to that irreversible nuclear state it clearly wants to be. oh, it is a nuclear state. they have the capability right now to hit the united states with hydrogen bonds, quite large weapons that could detonate and destroy american cities. they haven't tested the long—range icbm as much as a normal state would want to,
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they haven't done a complete end to end test. i think this irb, intermediate range ballistic missile test that we saw today, is a prelude to further tests. that is part of what they are signalling, but they will go further, this is not a 1—shot deal, we are building up to perhaps a nuclear weapons test and you see signs they might be preparing one, and underground nuclear blast or a long—range intercontinental ballistic missile overflying japan again and smack down somewhere in the middle of the pacific. clearly a lot more to keep a very close the bbc understands that kwasi kwarteng — the uk's chancellor of the exchequer will bring forward the details of his plan to cut the country's debt, after he was criticised for saying he'd wait until the end of november. he's now expected to release the details, along with official forecasts for the economy, later this month. the move comes shortly after mr kwarteng reversed the widely criticised decision to give a tax cut to the top earners in england, wales and northern ireland. a decision which had the full support of the prime minister, liz truss. i can be frank.
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i know the plan put forward only 10 days ago has caused a little turbulence. i get it. we are listening and have listened and now i want to focus on delivering the major parts of our growth package because with energy bills skyrocketing, a painful covid aftermath, war on our continent, a 70—year—high tax burden, slowing global growth rates and glacially slow infrastructure delivery, we couldn't simply do nothing. we can't sit idly by. what it needs more than ever is economic growth. and the government is wholly committed to economic growth. 18 police officers in indonesia — one of them the local police chief — have been placed under investigation after 125 people were killed at a football match at the weekend. panicked spectators tried to flee the overcrowded stadium in east java when police fired tear gas to disperse fans who had poured onto the pitch. that led to a stampede.
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officials are trying to determine what caused one of the world's deadliest stadium disasters — and who was to blame. laura bicker reports from java. fans once flocked here to show their love of football. now this stadium has become a focal point of grief. there's also mounting anger towards a police force many feel played a role in this disaster. this woman made it out of the stadium. she was shocked to see bodies scattered in the streets. this woman made it out of the stadium. she was shocked to see bodies scattered in the streets. "why did they fire tear gas into the stands, because there was a lot of women and children, and the gates were locked," she said. "they couldn't get out." small groups of fans ran onto the pitch after the final whistle on saturday. police fired tear gas.
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they said it was used to avoid anarchy. those in the stands rushed to leave but in the chaos the result was a deadly crush. the key focus of the investigation will be on the police use of tear gas, which fifa has banned. analysts say it's banned for a reason — because tear gas is used to disperse crowds, but fans tell us that some of the gates were locked, so where were they going to disperse the crowds to? 19—year—old mohammed hafis wasn't supposed to be at the match on saturday. he got an extra ticket with his girlfriend. this neighbourhood now mourn both young lives. and mohammed's father has lost his only child. translation: i was shown my son's dead body. - i stood back. i didn't want to see him. it's too much. my hope forfootball
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in indonesia, enough. this is the last. no more football in indonesia. football violence has long been a problem in this country. matches are suspended while the investigation continues. it could be that this huge loss of life may finally bring some changes. laura bicker, bbc news, malang. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: on the red carpet in london for the premiere of the film the woman king — we hear from one of the stars. this was a celebration by people who were relishing their freedom. they believe everything's going to be different from now on, they think their country will be respected in the world once more, as it used to be, before slobodan milosevic
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took power. the dalai lama, the exiled spiritual leader of tibet, has won this year's nobel peace prize. as the parade _ was reaching its climax, two grenades exploded and a group of soldiersjumped from a military truck _ taking part in the parade and run towards the president, firing from — kalashnikov automatic rifles. after 437 years, the skeletal ribs of henry viii's tragic warship emerged. but even as divers worked to buoy her up, the mary rose went through another heart—stopping drama. i want to be the people's governor. i want to represent everybody. i believe in the people of california. cheering and applause this is bbc news, the latest headlines: tokyo has condemned north korea for firing another ballistic missile — this time overjapan. authorities have warned people to evacuate buildings
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and take shelter. the uk chancellor has tried to shore up his government's economic credibility after an embarrasing u—turn on a key budget policy. donald trump is suing the broadcaster cnn for defamation in a federal court in florida. the former us president is seeking $475 million in punitive damages. our north america correspondent says donald trump and cnn have clashed continually for years and it's not the first time the former us president has threatened to sue the broadcaster. donald trump has used the phrase fake news in regard to all sorts of different media organisations here in the us but perhaps none more so than cnn which, together with the new york times, had become his bete noire, if you like, of media
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organisations. he has filed this 29—page lawsuit in his home state of florida which accuses cnn of attempting to undermine his political ambitions. and increasing its attacks in recent months as speculation has grown that donald trump might run for office once again. but in particular, this lawsuit draws attention to parallels which it says cnn presenters and reporters have drawn between the former president and adolf hitler, in particular, its use of the phrase "the big lie", which is the phrase cnn presenters have taken to using to address donald trump's claims that there was fraud on the 2020 election. the phrase was also used by adolf hitler to invoke violence against the jews.
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he is seeking $75,000 in compensatory damages and $470 million in punitive damages and will file similar lawsuits against other organisations in the weeks and months ahead. he's had mixed results in the past, he sued the new york times and the washington post a couple of years ago after those newspapers suggested he had some involvement in russia's attempt to undermine the result of the 2020 election. one of those lawsuits was thrown out, another is still pending and of course, he lost a lawsuit against twitter after it threw him off its social media platform. he threatened to sue cnn three years ago but never followed through and at the time, cnn described it as a pr stunt while it is yet to comment on this latest lawsuit. president biden says the united states would place
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"further costs" on iran for its violent crackdown against nationwide protests sparked by the death of mahsa amini. the 22—year—old was pronounced dead on september the 16th — days after the �*morality police' detained her for allegedly breaching hijab rules. iran's supreme leader accused the us and israel of being responsible for the protests. earlier i spoke to saeid golkar, iranian policy expert at the chicago council on global affairs, who said mr khamenei's comments were not a surprise. there is nothing about those remarks. after each round of those protests he comes and blames the enemies, one of the most concept in his political ideology and he current visit many countries and groups that they are planting and implementing the protest and
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asking for security forces to suppress, totally, the protests. exactly the same pattern we saw today when khamenei spoke. he said that one girl had passed away, did not mention her name that she was killed by police and said that he was sad about it but then he continued to talk about it was organised by the americans and the south others to try to undermine the republic. to try to undermine the republic— to try to undermine the reublic. ., ., , republic. so all of the entries ofthe republic. so all of the entries of the country _ republic. so all of the entries of the country being - republic. so all of the entries of the country being held - republic. so all of the entries of the country being held up | republic. so all of the entries| of the country being held up is responsible for this. is it likely to change in any way the approach towards these protests? i think it will get worse. , , ., worse. every time he comes and talks to his _ worse. every time he comes and talks to his social _ worse. every time he comes and talks to his social bases - worse. every time he comes and talks to his social bases the - talks to his social bases the day after that we see a more
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brutal suppression and this is the third week when khamenei finally decided to talk. my prediction is that right now we have about 135 people killed, identified, the number is much higher, but tomorrow we will see a new wave of massive suppression of the intellectual, activist, female and associated.— and associated. what we're seeinu and associated. what we're seeing so _ and associated. what we're seeing so far— and associated. what we're seeing so far as _ and associated. what we're seeing so far as a - and associated. what we're i seeing so far as a continuation of the protest and a growing of the protest in some of the country as well. how long can that be sustained, realistically, in the light of the suppressive approach that you are talking about? to the suppressive approach that you are talking about?- you are talking about? to be honest there _ you are talking about? to be honest there is _ you are talking about? to be honest there is no _ you are talking about? to be honest there is no clear - you are talking about? to be i honest there is no clear answer for that but this round of protest so far has spread throughout the country. it has continued for three weeks.
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today a studentjoined the protest and we have never seen this before. because the social composition of protests are usually female students but this is somebody from a younger generation and it is cyclical and they have attracted more attention again for the first time in decades we are seeing the interesting solidarity among the iranians the explorer. so i don't think that khamenei orders the suppression to go on, that the will stop the protest. all this resentment and disappointment is in iranians society. we know that the iranians, after 43 years living under the islamic republic are demanding a change of regime. so as long as it is there, the protest will
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continue, no matter even if khamenei puts a more brutal crackdown on. an oscar—winning woman and one of london's most famous contemporary actors have been on the red carpet in leicester square. viola davis and john boyega star in the woman king — about a group of female african warriors. she spoke to luxmy ghopal about what the fim means to her. it's one of those perfect moments where a role meets a movie meets a narrative, a personal narrative, meets great actors, meets a great location, it's all of it. this film features an all—women army, a predominantly black women cast, how much does that mean to you? it means everything. six—year—old viola would have been saved with watching these images back in 1971. six—year—old viola wasn't seen, she was invisible and her invisibility made her feel
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like she was meaning less and this film i think will influence a whole generation of young girls. and if we look at the black lives matter movement and if we look at the fact that here we are in black history month, do you you feel optimistic about representation of people of colour, women of colour? i have to feel optimistic because i am a person of colour. either i fight or i die, so i have to feel optimistic because i am not going anywhere. i am always going to be in the fight — the one thing i know that i know that i know is that i am a survivor so even without hashtags and black lives matter, and #oscarssowhite or whatever, i know at the end of the day i'm viola and i am going to be standing like an oak tree. kim kardashian, has been fined more than a million dollars by financial regulators in the united states. they said she'd promoted a cryptocurrency on her instagram account without disclosing that she was getting
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paid for it. stephanie prentice told us more. kim kardashian sits at the very top of the tree when it comes top of the tree when it comes to social media clout. she has 330 million followers and she comes from a family that is just as influential and they all have that many people in their social media. around one quarter of $1 million per instagram posters what they get paid. in this instance a us financial government agency has cracked down on her because of a paid post that she did not declare to be an advertisement for a crypto currency called a fairy max. the rating she used was actually this is not financial advice butjust sharing what my friends tell me about the ethereum max token. while social media is still seen as the wild west in terms of people declaring what is paid for and what is real, what is free, what is being given to
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an influenza, rules state that adverts should be clearly signposted and in this case it was not so kim kardashian must pay back that money with interest and pay that $1.2 million fine.— interest and pay that $1.2 million fine. and as for the c to million fine. and as for the crypto deal. _ million fine. and as for the crypto deal, as _ million fine. and as for the crypto deal, as it _ million fine. and as for the crypto deal, as it were, - million fine. and as for the i crypto deal, as it were, there are risks involved clearly, as well. it is worth stating that you will arrive if we were so inclined we could set up a grip currency. it is an unregulated industry and in this case what has been accused was that kim and the creators of a pump and dump scheme where you create a piece of currency and inflate its value artificially with this kind of influence and marketing. smoke and mirrors, you could call it. it is worth saying that back injanuary kim kardashian and the creators were sued and that is why people had invested. they said the lost people had invested. they said they lost money _ people had invested. they said they lost money and _ people had invested. they said they lost money and had - people had invested. they said they lost money and had been| they lost money and had been misled. kim and the creators
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denied that but looking atjust the statistics on this, as a piece of currency, not ethereum max is lost 95% of its value since it was first promoted in. hello there. according to data released by the met office on monday, across england and wales in september, we saw a first month of above average rainfall since february. this is the average line — notice how significantly low it was at times during the summer. problem is, to sort the drought issues out, we need more of what we had in september. and whilst we'll see some rain certainly across northern and western areas over the next few days, the south and east, not what we need — largely dry for one or two. heaviest of the rain is across those western areas, and by the end of wednesday we could see 30—80 millimetres of rain. by the end of the week, some parts of western scotland maybe as much as 200 millimetres. and that's because a supercharged jet stream will push in weather fronts like they do on tuesday, and that'll drop a lot of rainfall across those western areas. and starting tuesday,
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wet across parts of western scotland, northern ireland, but very mild here, 111—15 celsius. fresher to the south and east, but not as cool as it was on monday morning. some southern and eastern areas will stay dry throughout the day, particularly east anglia, the southeast, and the channel islands. brightening up through scotland and parts of northern ireland as we go through tuesday. but southern scotland, maybe northern ireland, and certainly to northern england, we'll see outbreaks of rain develop — same too across north and west of wales, some of which will be on the heavy side. top until the country drier, but for all with winds — quite blustery in the morning, easing a bit into the afternoon coming in from the south, south west, it will be a mild one. and a mild night will follow the wind strengthening, touching gale force later across the west with more in the way of heavy and persistent rain developing. scotland, northwest, england, wales again, probably likely to see that, but notice what a warm start it will be to wednesday morning, a warm and windy one gales in places. and this is a developing area of low pressure. now, if the development takes place after it leaves the uk, that's where we'll see the strongest the winds out into the north sea.
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but if it happens earlier, bear in mind winds, could be stronger. the cloud and more persistent rain for many will be during the morning, lingering longest into the afternoon, east anglia and the southeast. but most places on wednesday will brighten up to sunshine and blustery showers, some of those heavy and thundery. these are the average wind speeds — we could see gale force winds quite widely, particularly for parts of england and wales, even 50—60 mph gusts possible in the west. we'll keep you updated — all depends on how that low pressure develops. turning fresh into the north and west later on in the day after a very mild start, and that leaves us with a fresher end to the week, thursday and friday. very blustery, though, with frequent showers in the north and the west. bye for now.
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this is bbc news, the headlines: the japanese prime minister has condemned north korea for firing another ballistic missile overjapan. the missile's flight set off japanese military early warning systems and prompted alerts for residents in the north of the country. the rocket eventually came down in the pacific ocean. the uk chancellor has tried to shore up his government's credibility following a u—turn on a major economic policy. kwasi kwarteng — who ditched plans to scrap the top rate of income tax — is now expected to bring forward publication of his medium—term fiscal
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