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Japanese PM: North Korea Missile Launch an 'Unprecedented Threat'

The international community has condemned Pyongyang's latest missile test, which flew over northern Japan. The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting later in response to the launch.

Also in the programme; President Trump visits Texas as hurricane rainfall continues; should actors play people from different ethnic backgrounds?

(Picture: Kim Jong-un applauds as he inspects KPA Strategic Force soldiers. Credit: KCNA via AFP)

Texas Flooding Expected to Worsen

"Catastrophic" flooding in the US state of Texas is expected to worsen in coming days as waters rise following a storm of historic proportions.

A record 75cm of rain has already fallen on the city of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, turning roads into rivers.

Also in the programme; bright minds strive to turn dream of hyperloop pods from concept into reality and; did President Trump's pardon for former sheriff Joe Arpaio "show contempt for the constitution"?

Photo: People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Civilians Help With Hurricane Harvey Rescue Operation

Hurricane Harvey continues to cause chaos in Texas as rain brings record flooding to 50 counties. As authorities ask for everyone to help those affected we hear from a man, who has opened his furniture shop to those who've fled their homes.

Also on the programme: The gruesome court case involving cannibals in South Africa and the crackdown on migrants crossing Europe on freight trains

(Photo: Pearland, in the outskirts of Houston, Texas. Credit: Adrees Latif, Reuters)

"Catastrophic" Floods Engulf Houston

Tropical Storm Harvey has caused the worst floods in the city of Houston since records began, but is the situation comparable to Hurricane Katrina? We hear from a survivor of that storm, who currently lives in Houston.

Also on the programme: Can the FARC guerrilla movement of Columbia successfully transform into a legitimate political party? And the Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest street party in Europe is underway, less than a mile from the Grenfell tower block, where at least eighty people lost their lives in a fire.

(Picture Residents are rescued from the River Oaks neighbourhood of Houston Credit Scott Olson/Getty Images)

India Guru Rape: Devotees Leave HQ

Tensions in India ahead of sentencing of self-styled guru convicted of rape.

Also on the programme: Amid rising floodwaters in Texas, rescue workers search for people stranded in their homes and cars; and twenty years after the death of Princess Diana, her son Prince Harry talks about her treatment by the press.

(Photo: Indian paramilitary personnel outside Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's compound in Sirsa, Haryana. Credit: Getty )

Tropical Storm Harvey Brings 'Dramatic Flooding' to Texas

At least one person has died in Texas as the Tropical Storm Harvey continues to lash the US state. The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, says dramatic flooding is his primary concern. We hear from residents and the mayor of Rockport, the city hardest hit by the storm. And has the US agency responsible for disaster response learned its lessons from Hurricane Katrina?

Also on the programme: The Iraqi army recaptures the centre of the strategically important city of Tal Afar; and the fascination with India's "Guru of Bling"

(Image: A destroyed building and vehicles at Rockport Airport, Texas, after heavy damage when Hurricane Harvey hit the city. Credit: AFP/Getty Images/Mark Ralston)