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a very warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm gavin gray. our top stories: five are killed and eight injured in a gun attack at florida's fort lauderdale airport. the alleged gunman, said to be carrying us military id, is now in police custody. russia tried to boost donald trump's election campaign and discredit hillary clinton, according to a report by us intelligence officials. china chokes in the worst winter smog for years — we report from the country's most polluted city. and — tears and cheers as michelle obama gives her final speech as first lady. being your first lady has been the greatest honour of my life and i hope i have made you proud. being your first lady has been the greatest honour of my life
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hello. the united states is shocked with another mass shooting incident. at least five people have been killed and eight injured, after a gunman opened fire at fort lauderdale international airport in florida. the man, who's now in custody, is said to have taken the gun out of a bag that he'd checked in and then opened fire in a baggage area. he has been named as 26—year—old esta ban santiago and was said to be carrying a us military identity card. our north america correspondent, james cook, reports. a mundane task at a busy airport has turned into a scene of horror. passengers, who seconds earlier were collecting their bags, now cower on the ground. some appear stunned, others were dead or dying. survivors say there were desperate attempts to save lives. we heard the noise.
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we thought it was firecrackers, that wise kids were doing. and then we looked where we came in, and we looked again, and we saw him with the gun going up and down. once he was done with the ammunition, he threw his gun down. i was about ten feet away from him. and he basically threw the gun on the ground, and he laid on the ground, face down, spread eagle. he was already down. he was waiting for the officers to approach him. for hundreds who fled the airport, the terror was not over. rumours of another gunman sent people running from the terminal. but they were just rumours, as the local sheriff eventually confirmed. at this time, there has been no shooting at any place else other than downstairs at terminal two. we have the shooter in custody. he's unharmed. no law enforcement fired any shots. the subject is being interviewed by a team of fbi agents and broward sheriff's office
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homicide detectives. the suspect is reported to have flown into fort lauderdale with a weapon checked into his luggage, apparently legally. a senior us politicians said the man was carrying a military id card in the name of esteban santiago. the shooter is in custody, according to tsa. so, as we get we information, we'll pass it on to you. the focus is turning to the investigation. the gunman's motive is not yet clear, but terrorism has not been ruled out. in the united states, those phrases, these pictures, now have a terrible familiarity. derek shore is a reporter in florida who has been at the airport where the shooting took place. first all, what's happening at the
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scene itself? allah can tell you that terminal 2 has been completely shut down, traffic isn't allowed in oi’ shut down, traffic isn't allowed in or out ——i can tell you. shut down, traffic isn't allowed in or out --i can tell you. we are in terminal i or out --i can tell you. we are in terminali and or out --i can tell you. we are in terminal i and we or out --i can tell you. we are in terminali and we had a number of people who came off the plane sitting on the tarmac for eight hours. these passengers were sent out if they were already in the terminal. others who flew in as chaos erupted when men to stay on the plane —— match too. for upwards of eight hours with no water and sometimes no air—conditioning, as we are hearing. the planes have now unloaded in the airport remains shut down. we continue to hear announcements throughout the terminal that there will be no inbound or outbound flights. people
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need to check with their airline ‘s and many people left their luggage behind as they were told to do. they have now been told that the company will collect and identify that luggage and get it back to the passengers over the next few days. of course at that time, we have pictures of people running across the tarmac. at the time there was a great deal of confusion about where the shooting was and if there was more than one shootout. that's right. there was some concern that something was going on. another shooting that have been reported in another terminal as well as the parking garage connected to the airport. we saw tons of police officers rush the other terminal and rush into the parking garage. ultimately, as you heard, the sheriff ruled it as a scare and in one case he said someone was injured, someone possibly miss took
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that person from being shot so there was some confusion but ultimately, as we stand now, just one lone gunmen who was in the terminal and opened fire after apparently going into a washroom, loading the gun which he checked legally and coming out and shooting a number of people, 13 people, five of them have perished. it is legal for people to travel with guns and ammunition as long as they are in the checked baggage and locked in a hard container? what more do we know about the suspect? we have heard the same, that he is a member of the military of some kind. we heard the army national guard and the recent recruit. possibly listing as early as 2016. it could have literally been a few months ago. that is the most we know when it comes to his military history. we also know that
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according to sources he had been suffering some kind of psychological break and had been receiving psychological help prior to flying here. we also had reports through fbi sources that he had claimed that someone was in his head and that isis was making them watch their videos —— making him watch. certainly a possible link to terrorism. likely something else psychological with the suspect that may have led to this awful tragedy as we stand here at this airport. thank you. the russian president vladimir putin sought to help donald trump win the presidential election according to a newly declassified cia report. it was released shortly after intelligence chiefs briefed mr trump on theirfindings. the president—elect insisted that any cyber espionage, by russia, china or anyone else, had not influenced the result. but he's ordered a plan to be delivered within 90 days of taking office on developing an aggressive reponse to cyberattacks,
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as our correspondent nick bryant reports from new york. american intelligence tonight released its explosive report claiming that vladimir putin personally ordered what it called an influence campaign, to help donald trump's chances of winning the presidency by denigrating hillary clinton and harming her electability. it concludes the kremlin had a clear preference for the billionaire. donald trump today described the investigation as a political witch—hunt by adversaries badly beaten in the election. he has rubbished the notion that he achieved a kremlin—assisted victory. but us intelligence claims it wasn't just the billionaire who celebrated his unexpected success on election night. intercepted conversations reportedly picked up senior figures in the russian government rejoicing too, among them officials said to be aware of the alleged cyber campaign. at trump tower tonight, he was given a classified briefing by america's top intelligence officials, who claim the russians tried harder to hack computers of the democratic national committee than those at republican headquarters, and that go—betweens allegedly delivered stolen e—mails to the wikileaks website, to help him move from his penthouse in manhattan to the white house. never before has a president—elect been so openly scornful of america's spies, or so disparaging
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about their work. but the trump team says he is right to be cautious, not least because the us intelligence community has got it wrong before, over iraq's weapons of mass destruction. in a statement after the meeting, mr trump said that russia, china, other countries, and outside groups are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental institutions and organisations, including the democratic national committee. but he added... tellingly, he did not single out russia for blame. the vice president, joe biden, has told him to accept the intelligence findings pointing the finger at the kremlin.
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the idea that you know more than the intelligence community knows is a little like saying, "i know more about physics than my professor. i didn't read the book, ijust know i know more". grow up. time to be an adult, you're president. relations between president obama and president putin have had a cold war chill, and donald trump has signalled warmer ties. speaking to the bbc today, the outgoing secretary of state, john kerry, delivered this advice. i would encourage him to engage with russia, and to try to find that common ground, but not at the expense of rolling over and losing the values or principles or interests that we need to protect as we do so. donald trump tonight expressed tremendous respect for america's spies, but he still clearly believes the allegations of a kremlin conspiracy are being used to delegitimise his presidency. nick bryant, bbc news, new york.
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for weeks much of northern china has been shrouded in toxic smog. pollution has reached such high levels that beijing issued a warning against going out into the snow because of fears it's dangerously contaminated. our correspondentjohn sudworth has been to the dirtiest city of them all, sherjarjong, to find out. somewhere, underneath this murky gloom, is a city of ten million people. and, for the unfortunate residents of shijiazhuang, this is normal. —— shijiazhuang. for the past 30 days, the average air quality in this city has measured as "hazardous" on the official scale. you can smell, even taste, the coal dust in the air, the grim, tangible reality of this country's model of economic growth. and people have no choice
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but to live, eat and sleep in this toxic smog, 2a hours a day. "it's like living under a cloud", this noodle seller tells me. "the smog is harming my children's health." "of course i want to leave", this man says, "but i can't "afford to, and anyway, the whole country's polluted". it is not much of an exaggeration. 200 miles away, the pollution literally rolled into beijing earlier this week, and stayed. a toxic mix of coal dust from power stations and car exhaust, the smog now regularly blankets a huge swathe of northern china. and it is believed to cause more than a million premature deaths a year. translation: as a lung cancer
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doctor, i've seen an increase in patients in recent years, especially from heavily polluted areas. and, when the smog gets worse, we see more kids with asthma. public concern has forced the chinese government to begin investing heavily in renewable energy. those working in the sector believe that china can clean up its air, just as wealthier, more developed economies once had to. i'm pretty positive for china's future. actually, we don't need that much time for the science research. we don't need that much time to develop relevant technologies. so i think a lot of things are more ripe for us to make faster solutions. those solutions can't come fast enough for this city. fossil fuels may have lifted china's economy to ever—greater heights, but they are poisoning its people.
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john sudworth, bbc news, shiijazhuang. stay with us on bbc news — still to come: unsigned soul singer ray blk wins bbc music's sound of, 2017. the japanese people are mourning, following the death of emperor hirohito. thousands converged on the imperial palace to pay their respects when it was announced he was dead. good grief. after half a century of delighting fans around the world, charlie brown and the rest of the gang are calling it quits. the singer paul simon starts his tour of south africa tomorrow, in spite of protests and violence from some black activist groups. they say international artists should continue to boycott south africa until majority rule is established. teams were trying to scoop up lumps of oil as france recognises it faces
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an ecological crisis. three weeks ago, the authorities confidently assured these areas that oil from the broken tanker erika would head out to sea. it didn't. the world's tallest skyscraper opens today. the burj dubai has easily overtaken its nearest rivals. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: five people have been killed in a shooting at fort lauderdale international airport in florida. vladimir putin tried to boost donald trump's campaign for the us presidency, according to a report by american intelligence officials. in brazil — prisoners at a jail in the north of the country have killed at least thirty—three inmates. the authorities say the violence was part of an attempt by rival gangs to stamp their authority insidejails. it's the second such incident
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in less than a week. with us now is a leonardo from the bbc. you expect violence in prisons, but this was particularly vicious. it was. the scenes in the pictures that have been shown, the few that came out, most of the bodies, a p pa re ntly came out, most of the bodies, apparently 30 of them, had been decapitated and dismembered. they we re decapitated and dismembered. they were horrific. a similar instance happened in manaus not long ago we 56 people were killed in similar circumstances. the scenes were very bad and what was said about this particular event in this state is that it was not a fight between gangs. it was a settlement of accounts, like an argument between the bosses and the gang and they
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targeted some people who they thought deserved to be killed. rapists and people caught collaborating with police. a big question is how did they get hold of such sharp implements to carry this out? it is known in brazilian prisons that prisoners get drugs and weapons. in the case of the previous incident in manaus, the government accused the criminal group there of having links with the farc group. this group today, they operate outsidejails. they this group today, they operate outside jails. they control drug trafficking operations in brazil. they are in some poll. they are in rio de janeiro. they they are in some poll. they are in rio dejaneiro. they are powerful inside and outside the jails are they just opened inside and outside the jails are theyjust opened operations inside theyjust opened operations inside the jail. how did the government
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react after the incident in manaus? how will they react after this one? the government is in a difficult position because after manaus they said that the prison was privatised in the company should be responsible for that. this was a completely different incident, they said the situation around the control, was under control, the government announced a new security plan but they do not seem to have an immediate answer for such a big problem that prisons or overcrowded, and in the gangs are very powerful and in the gangs are very powerful and in the gangs are very powerful and in control the situation inside jails. more now on the news of a net us intelligence report that said that vladimir putin ordered a hacking campaign to assist donald trump to win the presidency. with big now to a journalist at the atla ntic big now to a journalist at the atlantic who is writing extensively on the story. thank you forjoining us. firstly, what is the reaction been now to this report, having been published? it has been a mixed
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reaction and donald trump hasn't had been briefed on the classified version of the report which is more extensive than the version we have in our hand. he issued a statement that did not reiterate the intelligence community's view the rusher interfered. it said, you know, we need to protect our country from cyber attacks from all parties including russia, including china, including russia, including china, including private individuals. 0n the level of the media there is some scepticism that this report does not necessarily provide a lot of detail on the forensic evidence of the hacking and so it does not really add, it in the view of many people, much to what was already publicly known about the circumstantial evidence that points to vladimir putin and his involvement in hacking
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the democratic national committee and the malls ofjohn podesta. some experts are saying that this is a seismic moment, as it were, and others are saying that this sort of thing has gone on a previous elections. i think it's a seismic moment in the sense that while the information content of this particular report is not surprising and much of this stuff has been out there before through leaks to the media from various intelligence officials, it is the first time that the director has put his name publicly on the finding. it specifically says that a, vladimir putin was involved with this, b that the hack was directed to advantage donald trump himself rather than just cause chaos and so i think in the sense, in the sense that it is a
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public vocalisation of what has been going on behind the scenes in the intelligence community and that is a seismic event. and the event it describes, foreign interference in american elections is a seismic event that we in the united states have been against. michelle obama has delivered her final speech as first lady of the united states with an impassioned call on young people to have hope and fight for their rights. speaking at a ceremony in the white house she concluded tearfully, saying the role of first lady had the been the greatest honour of her life. empower yourselves with a good education then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. lead by example with hope, never fear. and know that i will be with you, rooting for you and working to support you for the rest my life. and that is true, i know,
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for every person that is here today, and for educators and advocates all across this nation who get up every day and work their hearts out to lift up our young people. and i am so grateful to all of you for your passion and dedication and all the hard work on the behalf of our next generation and i can think of no better way to end my time as first lady than celebrating with all of you. so i want to close the day by simply saying thank you. thank you for everything you do for our kids and for our country. being your first lady has been the greatest honour of my life and i hope i've made you proud. applause in other news: is sour, security has been stepped up in mexico following
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violent protests and a sharp increase in the price of petrol. protests have been seen in many cities after fuel prices went up by 20% of the beginning of the month. hundreds of people have been arrested. and the european border agencies as the number of migrants arriving in the eu by the two main sea routes has plunged by almost two thirds compared to 2015. the fall is attributed to cooperation between eu and turkey. a 23—year—old singer songwriter called ray black has won bbc music's sound of 2017 poll. it's the first time an unsigned artist has topped the list, which is picked by music critics to recognise emerging talent. the panel has an enviable record of picking future stars. recent winners include sam smith and adele. lizo mzimba reports. singing these sound of list highlights the
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most exciting new musical talent of the year. the 23—year—old south london singer songwriter ray black, coming top came something of a surprise. 0n the bbc music sound of list you are the winner. 0h, surprise. 0n the bbc music sound of list you are the winner. oh, my god. 0h, list you are the winner. oh, my god. oh, my dad! are you joking? list you are the winner. oh, my god. oh, my dad! are youjoking? 0h list you are the winner. oh, my god. oh, my dad! are you joking? oh and! i cannot believe it. her neighbourhood, her childhood... all influences for her music.|j neighbourhood, her childhood... all influences for her music. i grew up listening to gospel music on the way to church, being in the choir,
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singing gospel music all the time andi singing gospel music all the time and i think that influence comes right through my music. # love me, love me, say that you love me... artists who have won the sound off when they were still relatively unknown include sam smith and adele. # are you really ready or are you wasting my time? ray blk is the first singer to ever win without a record deal. we live in an age now where were you really can do it yourself. the internet is the best tool ever. that was how i started posted online and watch it spread if people like it. # no place like home. potentially inspiring others in how they shaped music and how they share it. compared with some other parts of
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europe compared with some other parts of europe our weather europe weather is very quiet indeed. we had some rain and drizzle pushing southwards during the day yesterday. some breaks in the cloud later, perhaps in scotland, so here it could be a little bit chilly to start the weekend but on the whole, it will be milder. we don't really need to worry about frost. there will be a lot of cloud around and probably not much rain. most of the rain we will be seeing overnight across the southern parts of the uk. that's keeping the temperatures up. it could turn chilly across the glens of scotland where skies are clear. central and eastern scotland will see sunshine and a bit more cloud in the west. a pretty cloudy start and maybe a bit misty too across the northern ireland and for most of england and wales that's the way it will be as well. a lot of low cloud, it's quite low cloud sitting on the hills. there will still be some rain and drizzle left over from overnight along the south coast
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and into the south—west of england. that's going to dawdle in the south—west corner through much of saturday in actualfact. one or two heavy bursts perhaps first thing. away from here a lot of dry weather, a few spots of drizzle around some western hills, maybe getting a bit more sunshine in the north of england, especially over in the east of the pennines, possibly the best of blue skies across central and eastern scotland. pretty cloudy elsewhere but we may get temperatures in double figures. and again, no realfrost problems overnight because there's too much cloud saturday night into sunday morning. again some mist and some hill fog. the odd spot of rain still towards the south—west perhaps and around some of these western coasts and hills. it may mean that sunday is going to be another cloudy sort of day. if you see a glimpse of sunshine that may be it. any more than that and you're doing very well indeed. we could see some more persistent rain coming into the west of scotland later on, otherwise, again, a lot of dry weather and pretty mild too. those temperature in glasgow nine degrees, the same as the temperature in london on sunday afternoon. we've got some milder air here but across eastern parts of europe it's been
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really, really cold. these are the maximum temperatures on sunday. it's staying very cold right the way through the weekend. there have been some blizzards and maybe the worst of the weather heading into the eastern mediterranean. here at home, though, for the start of the new week the weather starts to change. the rain that was in the north—west later sunday moves southwards into england and wales on monday. it's on a weather front of course. there'll be some stronger winds with that too. it sort of signals a change to something a little more mobile, a little more changeable through next week. areas of low pressure getting a bit closer to the uk bringing some rain at times. some stronger winds too and as yet othing particularly cold. goodbye. 50 killed and eight it did in a gun attack at florida's fort lauderdale airport. the alleged gunman — said to be carrying us military id — is now in police custody. russia tried to boost donald trump's election campaign — and discredit hillary clinton — according to a report by us intelligence officials. and — tears and cheers
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as michelle obama gives her final speech as first lady. she said the role of first lady had been the greatest honour of her life. now on bbc news, it is
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