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North Korea fires missile over Japan
The United Nations Security Council is expected to hold an emergency meeting after North Korea fired a missile over northern Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called the act “outrageous” and “unprecedented”, adding that he and US President Donald Trump had agreed to increase pressure on North Korea to cease damaging “regional peace and security”.
The missile flew more than 2,700km (1,678 miles), passing over the Japanese island of Hokkaido, before breaking up and crashing into the sea. The BBC’s Yogita Limaye said that, despite less “fiery rhetoric” from North Korea in recent weeks, some “provocation” had been expected as US and South Korean forces are currently conducting joint military exercises. “But few North Korea watchers expected an overt missile test over Japanese territory,” she added.
Harvey: Flooding set to worsen
More than 3,000 people have been rescued in and around the Texas city of Houston, with at least nine people reported dead, as Storm Harvey continues to cause devastation. A record 30in (75cm) of rain has fallen, but forecasters say that amount could almost double later this week. Donald Trump, who will visit Texas later, said he was working with Congress on funding to deal with the disaster. Similar levels of rainfall are predicted for south-western and central Louisiana.
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Concerns over sterilisation implant
The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has found that a number of women are having to undergo hysterectomies to remove a sterilisation device used on the NHS. The Essure implant has caused intense pain in some instances, with one woman saying she felt suicidal as a result. Sale of the implants in the EU was temporarily suspended this month. Manufacturer Bayer has asked hospitals in the UK not to use the device during this time, but says it is safe.
Analysis: Germany battles for Brexit spoils
By Joe Miller, in Frankfurt
City and state officials balk at talk of a “race” for Brexit exiles. The somewhat undignified scramble for the business of the City of London is not in step with the self-assured image Frankfurt prefers to project. But representatives have nonetheless been employing the “hard sell”. A recent video campaign produced by the German government as part of its bid for Frankfurt to host the European Banking Authority – filled with shots of millennials skating and surfboarding to a pulsating soundtrack – looks more like a chart-topping music video than a policy proposal.
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What the papers say
Ongoing Brexit negotations make the post-bank holiday weekend headlines, with the Daily Telegraph claiming they have descended into a “slanging match” between UK and EU officials. The Times reports that a stand-off over the UK’s “divorce bill” has worsened and that EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is urging his opponents to approach talks more “seriously”. Meanwhile, the Financial Times predicts that Prime Minister Theresa May will face disappointment on her visit to Tokyo this week, as Japanese officials are in no rush to begin discussing free trade deals. And, away from politics, the Daily Star says the UK will experience hot weather lasting well into September.
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Today The third round of Brexit talks between UK and EU officials continues in Brussels.
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