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in the last hour. america says twoz weapons were used but russia is denying the attack took place and we are waiting for the finding from inspectors who have yet to get into douma. the russians say they have arrived and america says they are not sure. these pictures from syrian state tv. officials from view when and the opcw have been in damascus. whether they got to douma, we wait for confirmation. different
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narratives from the west and syria and the russians. the opcw team arrived in damascus on saturday. but russia and syria have blocked their access to douma. it isn't far from the capital city. despite that, journalists have been able to get there. including the cbs correspondent seth doan. these are some of the people he spoke to. "all of a sudden, some gas spread around us," this neighbour recounted. "we couldn't breathe. it smelled like chlorine." syrian forces recaptured this area from rebels over the weekend. that means they now control this building, where this video was taken. this is your brother here? nasser hannan‘s brother is seen in that activist video, lifeless and foaming at the mouth. in the kitchen, he told us how his brother had tried to wash off the chemicals. how did the chemicals get here? "the missile up there," he pointed, "on the roof." we asked him to take us
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to where the missile allegedly hit. he took us here up and pointed here. where we found a missile neatly resting. america and france have already expressed concern that evidence may have been moved. the french foreign ministry: russia has again rejected the idea that it's tampered with evidence. expect us are expected to begin their work soon. here's chemical weapons expert, hamish de bretton—gordon on what they'll be looking for. chlorine itself is nonpersistent, however in the damp areas below ground where it seems a lot of people died, there will still be evidence of it, if it hasn't been cleaned up. it will be relatively easy, if people have been in there, to scrub the place down and clean it up. i expect the key bit of evidence
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will be coming from the biomedical samples, the blood of the dead people. getting rid of over 50 dead bodies would be implausible and of course there are over 300 casualties so they should be able to provide biomedical samples for the opcw to look at, take back to the laboratories in the europe and around the world and do the investigation as to what agent was used. today is syria's national day — it's a celebration of the country's independence. these are pictures from aleppo‘s ancient citadel. a concert is taking place there tonight. more broadly, there are claims that these western strikes have energised assad's support base in syria. plenty of people in syria do. our chief international correspondent lyse doucet has spoken to one mp in aleppo who's making this claim. fabricate as many lies as you want
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but again, your strikes, your assaults will not affect us at all. we know this is a hoax. a hoax, by? by the mi6, i believe. you're saying british intelligence carried out? yes. let's hear more from lyse in aleppo. you have britain, france are the united states are saying they believe a chemical attack took place in douma on the outskirts of damascas. they believe a chemical agent was used and it could only have been carried out by the syrian government. you hear a very different narrative by syrian narrative by syrian government officials and by the mp for aleppo, repeating claim they have also heard from the russians, that this was carried out by the british government. they say it was the white helmets, the civil defence forces, originally established and financed by trained by the british government. for pro—government supporters, they're very much an arm
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of the british government. that is the view that they have and they believe it absolutely in the same way that the west believes absolutely their view of events, which is why this mission of the opcw will be so important. they won't to be saying who did it, they are a technical mission but they will say what kind of chemical agents were used in the attack which took place more than a week ago. rebels in eastern ghouta have faced some of the military tactics that the assad regime used against rebels where lyse is in aleppo. both areas were opposition strongholds, both suffered months of heavy air bombardment, both saw supply routes restricted. there are fears that the government will do the same thing in idlib, which is the largest remaining rebel stronghold. the un said since january, 100,000 syrian civilians there have
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already been displaced by the government's offensive. president macron alluded to idlib when he spoke at the european parliament in strasbourg earlier. translation: we will carry on doing essential diplomatic work in the security council to build a framework to fight and prohibit the use of chemical weapons. that started once again with the same vetoes from russia. we will continue at the united nations to fight for access and humanitarian evacuations in ghouta. and unfortunately tomorrow, in idlib. back in the uk, for a second day, parliament has been debating britain's involvement in the strikes for a second day. the opposition labour party is calling for the introduction of a war powers act to guarantee that parliament has a say in military action — which it didn't in this case. here's labour leader jeremy corbyn, followed by prime minister theresa may. i'm sorry to say the prime minister's decision not to recall parliament and engage in further
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military action in syria last week showed a flagrant disregard for this convention. there are also situations where coming to parliament in advance would undermine the security of our operations or constrain the ability of our armed forces to act quickly and decisively. in these situations it is right for the prime minister to take the decision and then be held accountable to parliament for it. for more information, go to the bbc website. stormy daniels has been talking again. this all connects to president trump's personal lawyer michael cohen, who's the subject of a criminal investigation — which is, in part, related to a payment he made to stormy daniels back in 2016 just ahead of the presidential election. she claims to have had sex with trump back in 2006, he denies it.
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as i expect you know, stormy daniels is a porn actress. today she appeared on abc's talk show the view and as well as talking about cohen and trump she also presented a sketch of a man she says told her to leave "trump alone" in 2011. she was then asked why she didn't go to the police at the time. i was scared, it was expressly what he told me not to do. i went home and regrouped. i feel you should stand up for yourself and report it. but the problem with that in this particular instance, i would have gone to the police and would have gone, a man approached me, this is what he said to me, he told me, leave mr trump alone and their next question would be, why would someone tell you to leave mr trump alone and i'd have to answer that question, which was not public at the time and i'd have to tell an entire police department... police records are on public record, i know that for a fact, i had sex with donald trump.
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in another development, which has the us media in meltdown yesterday, cohen appeared before a federal judge, who then made him reveal the name of all his clients. it turned out one of them was fox news host and trump loyalist sean hannity. on twitter he said: he said he had no public in austin this and that his dealings with michael coen were about real estate. stormy daniels watched proceedings from the public gallery. and afterwards she spoke to the press. for years, michael coen has act as if he's above the law, he's referred to himself as mr trump's fixer, he has not played by any rules. he
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never thought that the little man, 01’ never thought that the little man, or especially women, like me, matter but that ends now we are committed to making sure that everyone finds out what happened and we will not rest until that happens. here is the bbc‘s anthony zurcher to explain the political significance of all this. the big question is the payment that michael coen made in 2016just before the presidential election to arrange for a nondisclosure agreement. the question is who authorised it, michael curran said he did it on his own. if he took money to help donald trump's presidential campaign that could be an alang shall —— election law violation. there is the question of
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whether there is a tax fraud involved. it is case of following the money and his ties into donald trump, whether he knew about it. he says he didn't but this could pull them into it as well. it is and crimes —— financial crimes as well. presumably this is dominating the media cycle when the president and his supporters would rather be talking about policy. that's remarkable, stormy daniels and her lawyer obviously know how to play the media, they are keeping her name out there, doing a 60 minutes prime—time interview. they have a way of keeping it going. she is on
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twitter, she is local. she can go toe to toe with donald trump as far as controlling the narrative. they'd rather talk about something else. michael curran has been investigated for that payment and his personal financial dealings. this is a second front that donald trump has to deal with the head of the russian investigation. emmanuel macron says european seems to be in the midst of a civil war, with democracy on one side, and rising authoritarianism on the other. he was giving a speech here in strasbourg at the european parliament. here's some of what he had to say. translation: i don't want to belong toa translation: i don't want to belong to a generation that has forgotten its past and refuses to see the
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torments of its present. in the coming time each one of us will have to ta ke coming time each one of us will have to take responsibility. i want to belong to a generation that has decided to defend its democracy. france knows all about far right populism. last year when mr macron found himself in the french presidential election run—off with this woman — national front leader, marine le pen. ms le pen is a nationalist and critic of the eu. we have also seen breakthroughs by the far right in austria and italy and viktor orban was re—elected in hungary, meaning not everybody agrees with mr macron‘s description of europe. here's our correspondent in strasbourg, adam fleming. one of the most significant moments in president macron‘s speech was when he talked about the rise of illiberalism in europe, a not so subtle reference to countries like hungary and poland that have fallen foul of eu rules lately.
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in the last couple of years, have been pushing against that idea of more europe. his plans for the eurozone, for example, a eurozone finance minister and a european monetary fund that could raise and spend money, they are viewed with suspicion by berlin convince chancellor merkel. what about the people of europe? can they be convinced by president macron‘s idea for reinvigorating democracy having citizens dialogues? mr macron also singled out the eurosceptics who drove the vote for brexit in the uk. here he is on that issue. translation: i have a direct reply to france's position with respect to the uk post brexit situation. i'm in favour of the integrated relations, close relations and there is a solution we are familiar with, eu membership, which allows perfect access to the single market, to the
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freedoms and a very good integration. i know we cannot promise something to the people and then claim to give them the opposite. he gained praise from the european parliament's brexit coordinator, guy verhofstadt, for that. he seems to approve of the fact that macron is moving away from that. here's adam again. at one point president macron people talked about people who thought the solutions to european problems was proposing yellow brick road is, leading people somewhere, i think he meant brexit. later he stuck to his script in saying the only way uk
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could enjoy the benefits of the single market is staying in the european union. he said france was willing to pay more into the budget to make up for the brexit sized hole when the uk leaves. stay with us on outside source — still to come.. if you're a starbucks fan in the us then prepare to get your coffee elsewhere on 29 may, the company's going to close all of its cafes and stores in the us that day, and it's all to do with this viral video, the arrest of two african american men. the government has revealed that the nerve agent used to poison former spy sergei skripal and his daughter was delivered in liquid form. a clean—up operation has now begun in salisbury. duncan kennedy has sent this update. we already know the biggest concentration of this agent was found on sergei skripal‘s house, especially on his front door and especially the door handle but we hadn't known until now it was a liquid. it has been confirmed as that today
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and also that it was directly transferred from person—to—person and item to item. we also learned today that there is to be a big clean—up campaign in salisbury. it will take many months and cost millions of pounds. it will involve something like 190 military personnel across nine sites including this one. they will take things away and incinerate them or clean them on site. the council say that they realise this will be a lot more disruption but they say that above all else they want to get this right. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. chemical weapons are claiming to have arrived in douma in syria according to the russians and syrians although america says it hasn't had confirmation. they will
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be looking for evidence of a chemical weapons attack 11 days ago. the russian founder of the messaging app, telegram, has vowed to spend millions of his personal fortune in the name of "digital resistance" after the service was blocked in russia. pavel durov said he'd started making bitcoin donations to the administrators of proxy servers that can be used to circumvent the block. a southwest airlines boeing 737 was forced to make an emergency landing at philadelphia international airport. reports say one of the plane's engines exploded. some passengers were injured, one was taken to hospital. a 26—year—old nurse who was only on her second marathon finished runner—up in the women's race in yesterday's boston marathon. sarah sellers finished just minutes behind the winner, two—time olympian desiree linden. we don't often cover armenian
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politics. armenia's national assembly has sworn in a new prime minister who's pulled a move vladimir putin would recognise. serzh sargsyan has already served two terms as president — and the opposition says this is a power grab — and they are out on the streets to make that point. these pictures show protestors blocking entrances to government ministries to try to paralyse the administration. the opposition says it is non—violent "velvet revolution", the police are taking a different approach. they've used tear gas in clashes with protestors. these protests are in the capital yerevan. the bbc‘s rayhan dymitrie is there. this is the public square and it is full of people. the gathering is
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happening a fewer hours after armenia installed the former president serzh sargsyan as the country's next prime minister. he ruled armenia for ten years and in the past he said he had no intention of becoming prime minister once his second term ended. one of the most commonly heard slogans i've heard todayis commonly heard slogans i've heard today is that he is a liar, this is how people feel, they feel that he isn't being honest with them. on top of that, many people have economic grievances. they are saying that their lives did not improve in the last ten years and now they are being deprived of genuine change in their country because the leadership remains the same. starbucks is going to close all of its cafes and stores in the us on the 29th of may to conduct a racial—bias
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education programme. this is a reaction to widespread anger over this video that went viral on social media. it shows the arrest of two african american men at a starbucks in philadelphia. they had entered the store but didn't immediately order, because they were waiting for a friend. the friend arrived to find out that they had been arrested. joe mellor, they've already apologised but it looks like they are going even further. this is quite a bold move. this story hasn't gone away. ever since the video surfaced we've seen the chief executive coming out and calling the incident is reprehensible. they put out statement after statement saying they were looking at it. there were
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street protests, calling for a boycott a nd street protests, calling for a boycott and video surfaced from other branches of starbucks with similar incidents. starbucks was getting in the headlines for the wrong reasons and today it took this step by announcing that on may the 29th it will close all of its stores and 175,000 staff will receive training on implicit bias by a panel of dignitaries including eric holder, the former attorney general and human rights activists. in doing so, starbucks is probably forfeiting millions in sales. quite a bold move. china's economy is still growing at an impressive pace. it grew by 6.8% in the first quarter of the year, however, some analysts are concerned about its debt levels. it is the key concern
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here because it is about how much debt corporate and also local government, because that has been the vehicle for growing numbers of piles of debt. it is about the safety of the banking sector, it is about how much leverage the economy or debt, the economy can build up without hurting the rest of the economy. that is what china talks about financial risk. china's top three priorities this year is to reduce pollution, poverty and also financial risk. the international monetary fund says that global growth will remain steady over the next two years. so what's the reason for the upbeat forecast? here's the organisation's top economist. starting around the middle of 2016, we began to see a broad—based expansion that was driven by fiscal developments but even more so by continued monetary accommodation. it encompassed pretty much
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all of the world, so it became mutually reinforcing. now we have seen investment recover globally we have seen trade recover globally. this emparted a lot of momentum in the world economy which we think will carry into this ye year and next. you can download the app and prestige business tab to get the business news. i'm back in a couple of minutes. let's bring you up—to—date with a number of stories across the world. north america, an interesting juxtaposition of conditions. record
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low temperatures for april especially to the west of the lakes, minnesota and green bay is seeing a lot of snow and cold weather. and yet that bit of warmth of the eastern shores made all the difference which is why the runners in the boston marathon by running in a lot of rain. we aren't done with the snow. by wednesday, another system across the plains, moisture going into the cold air which is why some locations in the heart of the cloud, snow really piling up again. winter isn't yet over. the indian
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weather department had predicted that the rainy season will be normal, which is good news for the agrarian economy but before that, is hot weather and violent storms, and hail showers. it is possible and i suspect wednesday sees most of those showers towards the border with bangladesh. rainfall has been the story over parts of africa, some fatalities from flooding and yet we have this concern about the drought is persisting in the cape town area. to the east in durban, a lot of rain but this is the area that has caused concern. in the next 2a hours it
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looks like we will see more heavy and thundery downpours and a possibility of flash flooding. further north into the heart of europe, high—pressure trying to establish itself and succeeding on wednesday and thursday. some rough weather to the north and west and the east where we have a strong northerly wind. that does nothing for the temperature in moscow but in the continent and britain we may start finding temperatures going well into the 20s. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source, and these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. the us says chemical weapons inspectors may not have yet gained access to douma in syria. russia says they have. when they do, they'll be looking for evidence, ten days after the alleged gas attack. the porn actress stormy daniels gives another tv interview about her alleged sexual
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relationship with president trump. what i do for a job doesn't impact my ability to know right from wrong, or to tell the truth. president trump welcomes japan's prime minister shinzo abe at his resort in mar—a—lago, we're there live to get more on what's being discussed. every day, outside source features bbc journalists working in over 30 languages. your questions are always welcome. president trump is holding talks with the japanese prime minister shinzo abe at his mar—a—lago resort in florida. here are the latest images of their meeting. north korea's on the agenda.
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remember, donald trump is due to meet soon. and before that, there's a meeting between the leaders of north and south korea. all of which is very relevant to japan. last year, residents of hokkaido were twice warned to seek shelter after north korea test—fired two missiles that flew over the northern japanese island. let's go to mar—a—lago in florida. barbara plett—usher is there. thank you forjoining us. tell us more about what the japanese one from donald trump in terms of north korea. -- want from donald trump. we we re korea. -- want from donald trump. we were quite taken by surprise by this turn towards talks with kim jong un, because the japanese had been in lockstep with the americans and quite hawkish approach in terms of
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tough sanctions, threats of military force, being quite sceptical of the body of diplomacy and so on. then suddenly, mr trump is about to meet kimjong un and the suddenly, mr trump is about to meet kim jong un and the japanese were quite taken aback by that. what shinzo abe was to do is he wants to make sure that japan's security concerns are not downplayed when the americans and the north koreans go one—on—one. one thing he has mentioned is he wants to make sure the american demand elimination of all missiles, notjust the american demand elimination of all missiles, not just long—range, that threaten america but also the short and medium—range missiles that threatened japan. so he will want to talk about that and a few other things and i think he will probably be reassured by the americans because they have said they will continue to take a tough approach until they get concrete results from negotiations, not just a until they get concrete results from negotiations, notjust a reward for the intent to do something. that is one issue i wanted to ask about, the other was trade. japan has a big trade deficit with the us. in 2017 it was $68 million,
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and mr trump doesn't like it. earlier this month he tweeted... we know mr trump bold—mac views on these things, what are the japanese in the mood to shift? this is an issue of concern for the japanese also, they know what mr trump's concerns are, they will probably press on this idea that he wants a bilateral free trade agreement with them while mr abe is here. they are relu cta nt to them while mr abe is here. they are reluctant to go down that route because it would open a politically sensitive areas like automobiles and agriculture and mr abe does not want to do that. they would prefer a multilateral arrangement. but mr abe is in multilateral arrangement. but mr abe isina multilateral arrangement. but mr abe is in a weak position because he wa nts is in a weak position because he wants tromp to lift these tariffs on steel and aluminium, which mr trump
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imposed a few weeks ago. mr trump has since carved out exceptions for us allies but notjapan. so i think the japanese are expected to be squeezed a bit with regard to what mrtrump once in squeezed a bit with regard to what mr trump once in terms of trade. i think it might be a more difficult composition than the one on north korea. i can see some boats in the background, they looked like they may have some people giving things safe while this goes on. described to me how a resort that is not designed for political summits deals with the security pressures of not just the president coming to town but the prime minister ofjapan. well, the president moves his security detail to the resort when he comes here enough times, that there is a kind of format and system to it. but also, he mentioned to journalists today, he does like to host leaders here because it likes to show off his resort. it is also a way of getting them into a
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co mforta ble way of getting them into a comfortable space. this is the second time mr abe has visited mar—a—lago, the the summit, they have had many phone conversations so they have a chummy relationship which is why mr abe was wondering whether that might pay off given the sudden changes and i think he will try to cultivate that for some sort of results, which may be happening on the golf course, mr trump said they would try to sneak away for some golf. thank you very much, barbara. here on outside source, we've been covering the fast—moving political events in ethiopia, a country that has seen mass anti—government protests since 2016. back in february, this man, hailemariam desalegn, resigned as prime minister. he said it was to foster national reconciliation. he also announced hundreds of political prisoners would be freed. two weeks ago, this man, abiy ahmed, was sworn in as prime minister. he's ethiopia's first leader from the oromo ethnic group, which has been at the centre
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of those protests. he's now embarked on a charm offensive, meeting the opposition, visiting restive areas and promising reforms. and as promised, the government has freed many of its prisoners. among them is eskinder nega, an award—winning journalist convicted of terrorism charges in 2012. here he is speaking to the bbc‘s emmanuel igunza about his fight for a democratic ethiopia. i'm sure the prime minister means well. perhaps it is not hard. but there is a big question whether his party is behind him. there is a big question whether it has been difficult in the party... there is suspicion that the hardliners are
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still powerful. that they still have the power to do whatever, you know. nothing is for sure. but there is hope within the country, there is hope within the country, there is hopein hope within the country, there is hope in the international community. but finally, ethiopia will be able to democratise, as many african countries have done. used or have very strong views about what you feel they should be doing in terms of democracy, in terms of freedom, of democracy, in terms of freedom, of the press, in terms of freedom of expression. don't you feel after being arrested a second time that you could again find yourself in prison because of the views you hold? i will fight, a prison because of the views you hold? iwill fight, a peaceful advocacy for democracy. it will not
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cease. the mission has not been completed. the struggle has to continue. the job that you love, writing, yourfamily, continue. the job that you love, writing, your family, what continue. the job that you love, writing, yourfamily, what made continue. the job that you love, writing, your family, what made you be strong hoping that one day you would come out? to withstand, you know, the prison conditions, which we re know, the prison conditions, which were terrible in every sense of the word, we were isolated from the general population, and a lot of us we re general population, and a lot of us were confined in a section of the prison which has a tiny compartment. we stayed there, in those conditions forfour we stayed there, in those conditions for four years. that was very difficult. we had no access to books. we were banned from writing. that was very hard. you did smuggle
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a letter out? we did manage to do that. we struggled in prison. we did not submit in prison. that is the whole point. we refused to submit, even though we were imprisoned. don't forget you can get much more detail on our top stories on our website. theresa may has apologised to both caribbean leaders and anyone affected by moves to deport people in the uk who came here from the caribbean with their parents in the 1940s and 50s. this group of immigrants became known as the windrush generation — and due to recent changes, they started being threatened with deportation because, through no fault of their own, they didn't have the relevant documents. theresa may invited the leaders
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of 12 carribean countries to downing street to apologise. i want to dispel any impression that my government is in some sense clamping down on commonwealth citizens, particularly those from the caribbean who built a life here. i take this issue very seriously. the home secretary apologised to the house of commons yesterday for any anxiety caused. i want to apologise to you today. more stories are emerging of people who've been affected. this is paulette wilson — who was held in a detention centre and told she had six months to leave the country. when i saw the illegal paper... ijust didn't understand it and i kept it away from my daughter for about two weeks. i was just walking around in a daze thinking, why am i illegal? it is just upsetting to think that... an ordinary person, like me, could go through something like that.
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i am still going through hell at the moment. it is hard for me to put it into words. a lot of credit is going to david lammy, an opposition mp who has kept up the pressure on the government. he intervened today in the case of a man who was due to be deported tomorrow — the man in question is the son of a woman who arrived from the west indies in the 1950s. today david lammy tweeted... this has all come during a meeting in london of the leaders of commonwealth countries — these are countries which used to be part of the british empire. the prime minister of jamaica spoke earlier. it is a concerning matter but we take note that the government has given a commitment and we stand ready, as caribbean leaders, to ensure that the commitment is kept.
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foreign leaders rarely criticise the internal affairs of other countries, but listen to this, from the prime minster of antigua and barbuda, speaking to the bbc earlier. this is a matterfor the british government, but it has turned out to be a major embarrassment. there should be reprisals for sure. yesterday, the home secretary, amber rudd, said the way the government had acted was "appalling". her predecessor in that job was theresa may. the actor david schneider put it... theresa may led the department during its last push to remove illegal migrants — including sending vans around cities with billboards telling them to "go home or face arrest". it was also mrs may's 2014
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immigration act that said without proof of legal status, this restricted access to health care, housing and jobs. eleanor garnier is in westminster. i put it to her that this was all becoming pretty uncomfortable for the prime minister. it is, and i don't think the stain has been caused to that has been causes her to go away easily. but i think the apology from theresa may will help and the apology from the home secretary will help and we have heard of letters being sent by immigration minister is apologising too. clearly the government has realised albeit belatedly that this has caused a huge problem, but going forward , has caused a huge problem, but going forward, has the government done enough? i don't think that has been proven yet, there are still lots of
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questions. for example, can the home office get to grips with this quickly enough to solve the problems for those individual people who have been going through what some say has been going through what some say has been absolutely horrendous? there we re been absolutely horrendous? there were questions too for theresa may, she used to the home secretary, she was in charge when those changes came in and of course, created a hostile environment for illegal immigrants. so it has been a particularly fickle time for her too. and also, she has been having too. and also, she has been having to deal with the situation while the huge commonwealth summit has been going on, even hosting events today, trying to project britain has a friendly country, open and a country with a global reach. all the while across the road she is having to deal with political and diplomatic issues that this problem has thrown up. to see the prime minister in that room, in downing street, with commonwealth leaders having to apologise, i don't think that was
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just politically embarrassing but i think everyone watching found it pretty u nco mforta ble. it's remarkable how often we hear terrible stories coming out of india involving the rape — and often the murder — of children. today there was another dreadful incident, this time in etah in uttar pradesh — a seven—year—old girl found strangled after attending a wedding. police have arrested a man who was putting up tents before the ceremony. elsewhere, there's a political dimension to some of these cases. in the last few days, nearby in the same state, a politician from the governing bjp party has been arrested, accused of raping a teenager. she's still alive but her father later died in police custody whilst seeking justice. most notorious of all, the terrible gang rape and murder of an eight—year—old girl injammu — she was from a minority muslim group. police say she was drugged and raped for days inside a hindu temple before being beaten to death.
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two ministers, also from the bjp, resigned after attending rallies organised to defend some of the men accused of the crime. eight men are now on trial. it's become an international scandal — the new york times dedicated its main editorial yesterday to asking why india's prime minister narendra modi hasn't said more about it. what he has said is this... here's what one rights group makes of it all. sexual violence has been a problem in india for some time. five years ago, india adopted a number of laws and policies to try and address the problem. but the truth is that these
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cases, one from last year and one more recently, show thatjust how the laws are not going to be enough, because there has to be political will. the case injammu is shocking. lawyers tried to obstruct the police from bringing charges because they wa nt to from bringing charges because they want to support the perpetrators. and the case in uttar pradesh is even more egregious. this child had been combining for some time, protesting outside the house of the chief minister, and the father was bludgeoned to death in custody, protect the perpetrators. if there is bit on edge for perpetrators, how will these laws be effective? these are will these laws be effective? these a re really will these laws be effective? these are really shocking cases, and the good thing is that india has reacted
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very strongly asked of the protests have been widespread. it has forced the government to respond. the south korean actress choi eun—hee, who was kidnapped by north korea and forced to make films, has died aged 91. she was abducted on the orders of then leader—in—waiting kim jong—il in the 1970s. here's how it happened. ms choi was approached by someone posing as a hong kong businessman wanting to form a film—making company. she was lured to hong kong, where she was grabbed and sedated by a group of men. eight days later, she was in pyongyang in a luxury villa that was guarded around the clock. her ex—husband — a successful film director — went to look for her, and was kidnapped himself. kim jong—il was said to be a great film buff.
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and he hoped the couple could help boost their film industry. after eight years, the pair won mr kim's trust enough to be allowed to travel to vienna to promote theirfilms. while in vienna, they sought political asylum at the us embassy and eventually returned to south korea. su—min hwang is from the bbc‘s korean service. she has more on how ms choi is being remembered. when she was abducted in the late 19705, when she was abducted in the late 1970s, there was a huge rumour whether she just disappeared. the south koreans didn't know what happened and that's why her husband went after her. people who disappeared were widely suspected to be pro—communist. that is what the
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north korean government said, they still claimed they did not abduct her, but she volunteered to come to north korea. so it took a while for the public —— for the couple to return to south korea. they claimed asylu m return to south korea. they claimed asylum and state in america for a while. when they came back, eventually, people believed the story and one of their key pieces of evidence was the audio recording that they secretly had, where kim jong il admitted to the abduction, he admitted to ordering the abduction, the kidnapping of the couple. a pop singerfrom london, jessiej — you may have heard her songs price tag and domino, or seen her as a judge on the voice in the uk and australia — decided to enter a singing competition in china, and she's won with 48% of the vote. the show is called the singer 2018, here she is performing. # but
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#but| # but i know # but i know # i will be with you barack every step of the way # yeah # yeah #inmy # yeah # in my dreams i see you, ifeel you # in my dreams i see you, ifeel you # that is how i know you go on. earlier i asked steve holden from bbc newsbeat what the singer is, and how jessiej took part in it. it is the sixth season of the show. she went quiet last year, she released her last album in the uk in 2014, she was meant to release another one last year, that didn't
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happen, there was a couple of songs that came out on streaming services but nothing substantial. at the beginning of this year she posted a picture of her invitation to be on the programme and she says, i got this opportunity, and the first international artists to appear on this show. it's an audience of1 billion people, she claims. suddenly, she is appearing week after week on chinese tv singing her own songs, singing otherfamous songs by people like witney houston and celine dion, competing against other pop stars, and she goes and wins it. she is up against established chinese pop stars? established asian artists. there is another person from the philippines and they have had people from malaysia and kazakhstan as well. she is the first british artist to be on it. one of the people she was up against this season was a chinese singer who was a coach on the chinese version of the voice. there was no cheesy auditions for this, it
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was no cheesy auditions for this, it was people who had already made a name for themselves predominantly in asian countries, and jessie j. could bea asian countries, and jessie j. could be a clever move given the size of the chinese market! presumably she hands of many rackets in china before the show. suddenly she has a huge potential market and from what i've been reading about the show, people have gushing over her performances, crying at her performances, crying at her performances, she has been very popular with the chinese public. so while she has been making this she has been out and about and been meeting fans, and she's been praised a lot. one of the problems she came up a lot. one of the problems she came up against especially in the uk was that while an incredible singer, she is very confident and some people do not see much modesty with her, which they don't tend to like. so recently they don't tend to like. so recently the hits have kind of dried up. so suddenly, she is in an audience that website, praises her, she is doing well and it's like she is restarting again. i don't mean to be rude, but is isa
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again. i don't mean to be rude, but is is a real contest? is a genuinely a chance that all of those in the show could win? i assume so. if you area pop show could win? i assume so. if you are a pop star as big asjessiej or any of the others who take part, you don't want to go in something like this at the risk of losing. you have to wonder what her motive was to go on this. there were some reports she was being paid a lot of money to go on it. that is not necessarily a bad thing. maybe it might give her a springboard into chart success in other countries. she was successful in america as well. she had a song which went to number one in the uk. she is is accessible singer. but it has tailed off slightly and suddenly she pops up in another part of the world with potentially 1 she pops up in another part of the world with potentially! billion new fans. so probably, maybe, a canny move on her part. sounds like one to me! this has been outside source, we will be back tomorrow with all the biggest global stories, see you then, goodbye. we have been promising for days now
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that the temperatures are set to rise across the country in the coming days, and that remains the forecast. no change there, lots of warm sunshine on the way. the last day or so, the weather has been cloudy, so we have had that blip early in the week, some very windy conditions in the west, some spells of rain, gale force winds around the coasts of wales. but that is all changing now. the wind is starting to die down as we go through tuesday night into wednesday, apart from this weather system, which is going to graze the very western shores of ireland and possibly western scotland, it the southerly winds that are going to win. wednesday, much warmer across the uk, the morning might be a little bit cloudy, but eventually, the temperatures are going to be rising.
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this is the end of the night on wednesday. temperatures around 12 celsius in most towns and cities. after a slow start with the cloud, maybe some spots of rain in northern ireland later in the morning or around lunchtime, the western isles too, the warm southerly winds win and we get into the sunshine. temperatures peaking around the mid 20s across the south of the country. the low 20s across yorkshire. not far off 20 the low 20s across yorkshire. not faroff 20 in the low 20s across yorkshire. not far off 20 in scotland as well. pleasa ntly warm far off 20 in scotland as well. pleasantly warm day. in fact for some of us a little too hot. thursday is expected to be the warmest day of the week, those temperatures has been forecast to peak at around 26 degrees. we are still forecasting the number in london and the surrounding area. here is the forecast for thursday. the chances are that there could be a little bit of cloud around some of these western coasts, that does sometimes happen, perhaps some mist and mark around the tip of cornwall and mark around the tip of cornwall and temperature. but inland, warm
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sunshine, hot sunshine, 26 in london, 23 or 24 across even parts of the midlands. edinburgh at around 17. on friday, there will be a su btle 17. on friday, there will be a subtle change, we have high pressure so the weather is settled, the wind is riding around the high pressure, linked to this front, and we will see slightly cooler conditions across scotland and northern ireland. temperatures in belfast will be using a little, maybe down to the mid—teens. in the south, still around the 20s. not necessarily good for the london marathon. early next week, it looks like it will be fine for most of us. there is the risk of a couple of showers but generally, thejet strea m showers but generally, thejet stream is nowhere near us, in fact just his ingestion of a jet stream to the north of the country, still a lot of sunshine on the way across the bulk of the uk. cloud never to far—away, the wind is still coming from the south, so i think still
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very warm start to the week. but this is monday. beyond that, as we head into tuesday and wednesday, there will be a slight change. the jet stream is going to pick up pace here and make a beeline for the uk and when that happens, the weather turns a little bit more unsettled. most of next week, we expect low pressure to be riding thisjet stream, deflecting the warmth to other parts of europe, so the weather will cool off. back to the normal thing we expect this to my beer, some occasional showers and rain at times, anywhere. but still decentin rain at times, anywhere. but still decent in the sunshine. goodbye. tonight at ten, an apology from theresa may for the anxiety caused to caribbean migrants facing the threat of deportation from britain. she meets caribbean leaders in downing street, telling them she regrets the way people who came to britain decades ago have been treated by her government. i want to apologise to you today, because we are genuinely sorry for any anxiety that has been caused. and more accounts have emerged
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from some of those who came to britain from the 1940s onwards of living with the threat of deportation. it's just upsetting to think that an ordinary person like me could go through something like that. i'm still going through hell at the moment. and there are growing calls for those who've suffered to be compensated — we'll have the latest. also tonight, in salisbury, the big clean—up operation after the chemical attack could take months
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