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Pressure Mounts on Myanmar Government over Rohingya Exodus

We report from the Bangladesh border and from Myanmar's capital Yangon on the growing crisis as the UN human rights chief lashes out at the Myanmar government over "ethnic cleansing"

Also in the programme: Miami recovers from Hurricane Irma and China's corruption problem.

(Picture: A young girl is squashed as Rohingya refugee men squabble as they wait for sacks of rice to be distributed on September 10, 2017 in Whaikhyang, Bangladesh. Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Rohingya Crisis: UN Sees 'Ethnic Cleansing' in Myanmar

The UN Human Rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, says a systematic attack on Muslim Rohingyas in Myanmar amounts to ethnic cleansing. Bangladesh's Foreign Minister believes that "a genocide" is being waged in Myanmar's Rakhine State, triggering an exodus of nearly 300,000 Rohingya to his country.

Also in the programme; how renewable energy is becoming cheaper than more polluting alternatives and Florida launches huge relief operation in response to Hurricane Irma.

(Photo: Newly arrived Rohingya refugees sit on the roadside after fleeing to Bangladesh from Myanmar. Credit: Getty Images).

Hurricane Irma Thunders Into Florida

Hurricane Irma thunders into Florida, leaving more than a million people without power and city streets submerged - we hear from the Florida Keys, the first part of the state to be hit. Also on the programme: In southern Mexico, people continue to be found under the rubble following the earthquake last week; and a rare report from western Myanmar - from where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence.

(Photo: A car abandoned in the storm surge along in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Credit: Getty)

Myanmar Militants Declare Ceasefire

Rohingya Muslim militants have declared a unilateral ceasefire in the country's western Rakhine state. The International Red Cross in Myanmar tells us the ceasefire is a "hugely positive development".

Also on the programme: Hurricane Irma makes landfall on the low-lying Florida Keys. And John Le Carré talks about his most famous character.

(Image: A Red Cross volunteer carries a child as a ferry boat carrying displaced Rakhine ethnics from Maungdaw township arrives at the Sittwe port Rakhine State. Credit: EPA/NYU NT WIN)

Hurricane Irma Pummels Cuba's Northern Coast

The latest from Cuba where Hurricane Irma is continuing its destructive path across the Caribbean. Also on the programme: After hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya flee Myanmar, a government minister there tells us that anti-Muslim Buddhist gangs aren't the problem; and thriller-writer John Le Carre on his former job spying for British intelligence during the Cold War.

(Photo: In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Cubans stand by a collapsed building in Havana. Credit: Getty)

Hurricane Irma Hits Cuba

The category 5 storm blasts Cuba after leaving Caribbean islands, and a huge evacuation is underway in Florida where Irma is heading next. Also in the programme: a Burmese government minister on the current Rohingya crisis; and the novelist John Le Carré on the men and women who spied with and against him.

(Photo: Handout geocolour image of Hurricane Irma passing eastern Cuba. Credit: Press Association)