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claire: thank you for joining us here in the france 24 newsroom. it is 1:00 p.m. in the french clap at all -- capital. an improvised explosive device goes off on a train in london. over one dozen people are injured. north korea shoots another ballllistic missile over norortn japan.n. this days after r the united nations adopts new sanctions against the state. irmama is accused of
systematically burning down villages. almost 26 have been torched since the end of -- verma -- is accused of systematically burning down villages. almost 26 have been torched since the end of august. ♪ claire: thank you for joining us in the france 24 newsroom. straight to our top story out of london. happenedh -- this early this morning in a tube known as the subway. officers are on the scene. green station. metropolitan police say an improvised explosive device was detonated. 18 people are being treated for their injuries. most of them suffering from burns. went off inplosion a train car shortly after 8:00 a.m.. this during the morning rush hour. let's take a listen to police, who spoke a short time ago.
reported, 8:20 this morning, there was an explosion on a tube train. have attended. we now assess this was a detonation of an improvised explosive device. reports of seen the 18 injuries, i understand most of those to be flash burns. remains cordoned off an investigation continues. the nationalled by policing network, and there are many urgent inquiries ongoing with hundreds of detectives involved looking at cctv, forensic work, and other images. this investigation is supported by our colleagues from mi five and bringing their
intelligence to bear on the case. i would emphasize that london can expect to see an enhanced police presence, particularly across transport systems across the day. molly: that's an update from police. we will speak with one there at theho was scene. thank you very much for joining us. describe for us where you were and what you saw. hello, good morning. i was just on my way to work. work on my vespa, going to and i saw lots and lots of withsion, something police, lots of chaos. i stopped and asked what the matter was, and someone said in a proviso exposing device had blown up a train. -- an improvised explosive device had blown up a train. molly: what did you do then? >> trying to see what hahad
happened, there were ladies laying on the floor of the station. some of the police were there, calling for ambulances. people were very emotional and shocked. it was very chaotic at the time. i am afraid the police then told me to keep going, so i moved away from the confusion. tell, from what you could was it a wide area, or at the time that you were there wasn't located or confined to where the station is? -- was it located or confined to where the station is? happened just after it , even the the police were already there. iheard it happened at 8:20, got there at eight: 25. there were already five or six police cars and ambulances, also with some fire engines. i live quite close and i know at the present moment my roads have been cut off, my children more restst -- were rushed into scho.
molly: are your children still in school? is the school on lockdown? has been reported that the school is safe and everyone is inside, and they are in contact with the local police. molly: are you getting any indication from authorities as to when things will be moving again? when will you be able to pick your children up? >> i am not sure. i'm not sure why this happened in such a residential area. the chain -- train was packed with children going to school. there were hundreds of potential that train wasd full of children. was verym sure it stressful having children going to school there. are you getting any more information at this stage from authorities there? >> i am not at home. i will be heading home now to
safe.sure everyone is i do not have any more information, except that the school is safe, which is the most important thing to me at the moment. and no one has died, which is -- quite molly: thank you, ananna. this is certainly a stressful time for the residents there in this neighborhood. once again, this is taking place at the parsons green station on the london tube. woodside is on the scene. what more can you tell us? as was said, this was an explosion. a revised explosive device that went off on this district line train that was traveling between wimbledon and full and -- fulton shortly
local time, 9:20 paris time this morning. i spoke to a lady on this train carriage. she said when the explosion went off, she did not hear anything. she was only aware there was a situation when people started to push toward the doors and the took place shortly before arrival at parsons green tube station, at which point people came off the train and ran to safety. there was a panic, according to the eyewitness. according to sammy fielding, which was on that train, she said that people piled toward the exit gates and there was something of a stampede, as people appeared to be in a lot of distress and sustaining injuries, although the police commissioner, the metropolitan police commissioner says the
majority of the 18 people who have been taken to hospital are suffering from flash burns, pursuant we among those 18 -- presumably among those 18 are those injured in the stampede. be much, muchill focus on the device itself and also on suspect, of course, looking for people. whether or not we know someone was there at the time, one of the suspects or perhaps there was a timer use with -- used with this device. duncan: what police have confirmed at this stage is they believed it was an improvised islosive device, and there information coming from other sources as yet unconfirmed that it was dead to make -- detonated i a timer. situation inusual the u.k., going back to thehe activity witith irishh republicn militants. frequently using
detonated devices with timers. that was the preferred method for that kind of attack in the from the 1970's through the 1980's. we have not seen that thing for quite some time in the u.k.. modern-day terrorism tends to involve suicide bomb attacks. in modern times, it would appear to be quite unusual. a lot of police down there, ordinance experts down on the tubes at the moment looking at this device. there is an eyewitness who i have not spoken to, but who has been quoted by other news sources, saying the device appeared to look like a bucket of mayonnaise. heard fromave london's mayor saying there will now be an increase in police presence across the city. of course, the city already on sustained or rather high alert. this is now the latest and has
been determined as a terrorist incident. it is the latest in the past few months there in the city. the terror threat has been elevated for quite some time here in the u.k.. obviously, there was a space of attacks between march and june of this year, getting in london there was a tack against the houses of parliament, the major in may,in manchester and then a nice attack at london ofdge and the market area london in early june, just before the election here. there have been a number of and thishis year, enters into that pattern. it is now september, and it has been three months since a major incident took place. you veryncan, thank much. duncan woodside reporting from the scene in london at parsons green station. this was some sort of a revised explosive device, it was
detonated, 18 people were injured, most of them separating -- suffering from flash burns. we are hearing from hospital health authorities saying there are no injuries they can report on. we do of course have a major now shutline that is down in london. police are looking at this as weeed a terrorist attack have the prime -- attack. we have the prime minister chairing a response this friday. she has sent a statement saying her thoughts are with those injured in the attack. we will now move on to another story, and this is where the country carried out -- north korea carried out another missile launch. missile flew over the country and landed in the pacific. some 2000 kilometers east of hokkaido. many residents received alerts on mobile phones or sell awarding the television telling them to seek refuge. eararlier, pyongyang
threatened to sink japan and reduce the united states to ashes and darkness. here are reactions from the leaders of south korea and japan. >> north korea again fired a .allistic missile the e continuous provocations are grave threats to peace and stability in the korean that's a and-- peninsula internationally. we are outraged and strongly condemn this. north korea will realize that lead -- these paths will to its own downfall, as s it wil fade into economic isolation in the response to the increasing intensity of these reckless provocations. >> north korea trampled on the international community's strong desire for a peaceful solution. actss areless absolutely unacceptable. the international community
needs to comome together and sed a clear message to north korea. threatening world peace with its actions. for more on this, let's cross to tristan webb, a senior analyst at the korea risk group. i would like to ask you, we have for the second time in less than a month, north korea has fired a ballistic missile over japan. it does follow new u.n. sanctions that just came out this week. be calling for more response, but at this point, what can be done? what is another option? tristan: it is d difficult. s sctionst round of
will certainlyns not be enough, and even nikki haley, the u.s. representative to the united nations, acknowledged that sanctions a welell monthe may enough. at some point there needs to be dialogue. the questions are at w what poit is the right point? and when dialogue happenens, wht do people talk abobout? this is the biggest problem, i think. north korea -- the game has now changed. it is a nuclear power with icbcm capability, and negotiations need to reflect that. yet the e representatives in sou korea insistst that north korea not tatake steps towards denuclearization's before there can have be meaningfgful progres in talks. once i needs to make considerable -- one side needs to make cononsiderable momovemes befofore talks can begin. the second question is when they
might happen. jnth h korean president moonn jae-in -- from on the accelerated testing from north korea -- maybe, just maybe if it has completed sufficient testing for washington to believe that north korea does have the capability to have a second strike against the usa if that is an option. north korea might say ok, we have reached a sufficient degree of testing our missiles. now we can join the negotiation table and see with the americans have to offer. but that looks to be a long way off. what exactly is it has been the question alall along tt north korea wants? init recognition, saying someme level on ththe internatil stage? trtristan: there are lots of things that north korea wants.
it is difficultt exactly to be completely sure about what they as anecause we refuse international community to engage with talks in them. them,engage in talks with we will have a clearerer idea. welslso ne t to know t there are differenent ices w within pyongyang, which is a difficult political place to o aware of.. there are e hardliners a and sot liners, but militarily, what a secondnt is to develop strike capability against the u.s. to deter an invasion. they also want leverage in agotiations and having nuclear icbm is arguably thehe best leveragage they could have. they alslso want to showow defie against the united nationsns mamajority couounsel, who sanctd northh koreaeand they regard it as a a leg. they also want to split the u.s. alliances in the region, and to
weaken the u.s. hold in the region. so by, for example, flying these , north korea j japan is driving a wedge between south jae-in, whoon wants a more dovish approach, and president trump, who wants an aggressive response. no more e attempts have been mae by the u.s. or its allies to shoot down any of these missiles . the u.s. has made much of anti-bullis look -- antnti-elasc missile technology. that raises the question in the mind how capable and willing the u.s. is to defend allies in the region. molly: thank you for that.
tristan webb joining us where -- there. next, amnesty international says burma haveence that torturing this minority, which is now fleeing the region and heading to bangladesh. refugees face new challenges there as well as. g this minority, which is now fleeing the region and heading to bangladesh. time for a business update, joined here by delon wright us is ivanka. we will take a look at how the markets are reacting to this latest missile launch. >> all the latest indices are trading in the red at this hour, anand the ftse in london down 1% at this hour, over 1% as you can see on your screen.
is back in the spotlight, but once again, for all the wrong reasons. this month after an engineer was firered for circulating a memo the tech giant favored women in its hiring practices. three former employees are suing the company over allegations the company pays women less than -- and haveogles female employees hahad enough. the sesearch engine giant isis facing a lawsuit from three former workers who say they were ess than their male counterparts to do the same job. plaintiff,, the lead accuses google of placing her in pay category, compared to a male cololleague with similar experience as her. she eventually left the company over pay disputes. she hopes, she says
to force not only google, but other companies to change their practices and compensate everyone fairly. google has the heavenly denied we accusations -- them and ly deniednt -- vehement -- accusations. last month, a google engineer was fired after he wrote an internal memo justifying the pay gap by saying women were biologically inferior to men. this year, coopers ceo travis colonic left his company over accusations that he was fostering a culture of sexual uber ceot -- anik left his company over accusations that he was fostering a culture of sexual harassment.
invested -- alphabet is considering a $1 billion investment in lyft. extra $1say the billion in cash would ensure lyft could independence in the near future. thank you very much for that update there. it is time now for our press review. >> hi, we will start off in tunisia. ththis is where a decades-old bn on muslim women marrying non-muslims has been abolished. >> this band has been around since 1973. it says that muslim women cannot man,,a non-muslim men, -- foreigners. it is the president of tunisia who wanted to do away with this
band. he announced that about one month ago. they have published an article from the huffington post tunisia, calling this a step forward toward equality between men and women. the president is that more needs to be done to promote equality .etween men and women another thing he wants to do is make men and women in what comes to inheritance. all of these things have ruffled a lot of confederate -- of .eathers amongst conservatives many people consider 22 to be a leader in the region when it comes to reforms, women's rights -- 20 to -- tunisia to be a leader in the region when it comes to her forms and women's rights. earth, isn'ton that a quality? it is actually 51%. asia, we will cross to where we have seen another missile launch out of north korea. it has certainly crossed over japan, battling nerves there. >> let's take a look at the
japan times. this is an interesting cartoon, focusing on how japan has been reacting to this nuclear buildup, i guess you can say, in north korea. it is not king kong, it is kim kong. and they are saying "perhaps our diplomatic dialogue approach needs some tweaking." they are hoping to strip things up between kim jong-un and donald trump, there has been quite an exchange of harsh words between the two. it is the nba legend dennis rodman, he gave an interview to good morning britain, emphasizing he considers both men to be friends. you can see the guardian here is a that it might sound a little surreal, but with tensions rising, it is very possible that rodman, a man who was married himself, could end up playing a key role in preventing armageddon. very interesting stuff,
but i did love him when he was playing with the bowls. -- chicago bulls. moving forwards to protect young undocumented migrants known as dreamers. price fromtting some an unlikely place, which is the liberal media. the editorials in the washington post today applauded trump for daring to dream of a deal. his editorial page does not often agree with president trump. that is what the washington post said, but "we are on board with his observation that most americans oppose the deportations of dreamers." this would be a landmark bipartisan victory for trump, but it would enable these 690,000 dreamers to eventually get on w with their lives. really is at reversal from his campaign rhetoric. >> it certainly is, and this is an interesting thing because it has exposed faultlines within the conservatives. the far right people within the party and the more centric
people in the party. let's take a look at two editorial. i will start with the washington times, a very conservative paper, and one thing they are upset about is the fact that reachmanaged to perhaps this deal after cozying up to democratic congressional leaders over a dinner. they are talking about this romance, this summer romance that is happening in washington at the end of the summer. this is a dinner that took place between trump, the senate minority leader charles, and the house minority leader nancy pelosi, called chuck and nancy in the press. washington times if you're saying-- is here president trump is hoping to cozy up to democrats and still be welcome at home amongst conservatives. the washington times says maybe that won't happen, but if we more conservative paper, more centrist, they are
actually applauding trump on train june -- changing his mind on the dreamers issue. go ahead and cut the steel, mr. president, and include the path to citizenship as well, something trump is not that he wants to do. this could be the best achievement of the president. molly: and we still have a lot of enthusiasm and france, this is paris was awarded the 2024 olympic games, and we will have some big celebrations. a president macron is holding big party today, and he is invited three of his predecessors. -- two of his predecessors. you can read about the event here. this comes at a very important time for macron. last week, he made some controversial comments talking , and so itsynnex seems like he wants to do every attention away from all of that. but he is also trying to push through some controversial reforms, wanting to reform the macron'se, things
there is something that happens in a creative city where creative people feed off of each other. painter, but are a you are looking at a movie. you are a movie maker but you were looking at a piece of architecture and design. there is this idea if you get a bigger idea, it is better because those ideas circulate. >> the city is diverse. it isis big. itit is constantly mororphing. it is constantly changnging. this healthy tense and -- tension between preservation and innovation. >> when people hear about the creatitive economy, i think they think it is just hollywood. there's only one aspect of it. it is everything from video and
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