News Daily: North Korea and Hurricane Irma

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Kim Jong-un 'begging for war'
The US will table a resolution at the United Nations later, calling for further sanctions against North Korea, after the secretive state tested a nuclear bomb at least three times as powerful as that dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Japan is reportedly developing plans to get 60,000 of its people out of South Korea in the event of war.Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, said her country did not want conflict but its patience with North Korea was "not unlimited". Its leader, Kim Jong-un, was "begging for war", she added.North Korea's biggest ally, China, has called for dialogue, so the crisis can be "resolved peacefully".
Analysis: Does latest nuclear test mean war?
By Jonathan Marcus, diplomatic correspondent
All-out war would be catastrophic in terms of lives lost. It might potentially involve the use of nuclear weapons - the first time since the closing stages of the Second World War - which could set a terrifying new precedent in international affairs. At its close, after terrible destruction, North Korea would no longer exist. That is a given, hence the hope that the Pyongyang regime is rational and understands the risks involved. Its behaviour, though, amounts to very, very high-stakes brinksmanship.Read the full article
Caribbean braces for Hurricane Irma
It's reached wind speeds of 220km/h (140mph), which are likely to strengthen in the next 48 hours, bringing torrential rain, storm surges and a threat to life. Hurricane Irma is expected to hit the Leeward Islands by the end of Tuesday (local time), although it's too early to predict its path after that, according to US weather forecasters. Florida and Puerto Rico have declared states of emergency in preparation for the possibility it will reach them.
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Davis to update MPs on Brexit
Things have reportedly not gone very smoothly - or quickly - between UK and European Union negotiators during the early stages of trying to reach a Brexit deal. Later, Brexit Secretary David Davis will give the House of Commons his view on the talks, which Prime Minister Theresa May says she wants to "intensify". This comes ahead of a debate on Thursday on the government's EU withdrawal bill, which would transfer existing EU law into UK law. Labour wants to make six amendments to it - the government doesn't.
A post-summer Brexit catch-up
By Chris Morris, BBC Reality CheckAt the moment, the main problem is money, which is hardly a surprise. The UK wants the bill for its financial obligations on exit to be as low as possible. All the other countries in the EU want it to be as high as possible, because when the UK leaves there will be a hole in the EU budget and they will have to cover the shortfall.Read the full article
What the papers say
The news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a third child makes headlines, with the Daily Express focusing on the duchess's severe morning sickness, something she also suffered during her previous pregnancies. "Heir we go again," puns the Metro. The Guardian leads on US diplomat Nikki Haley's remark that North Korea's Kim Jong-un is "begging for war". And the i says Theresa May is looking to end the cap on public sector pay rises.
Daily digest
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Today's lookahead
12:30 A French judge rules on the case the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought against Closer magazine for publishing topless photos of the duchess while the royal couple were on holiday in 2012.14:00 Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sets out her programme for government for the coming year.
On this day
1997 Mother Teresa, the Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted her life to helping the sick and the poor, dies at the age of 87.
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