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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting at home and around the globe. i'm gavin grey. our top stories. five are killed and eight injured in a gun attack at florida's fort lauderdale airport. the alleged gunman — believed to be an iraq war veteran — is now in police custody. investigators say the motive isn't yet known. we all looking at all avenues. we have not ruled out terrorism and we will be pursuing every angle to try to determine the motive behind this attack. 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 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've made you proud. hello.
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police in the us state of florida are holding a suspected gunman in custody after five people were killed and eight injured in a shooting at fort lauderdale airport. the attack happened in a baggage claim area. the motive isn't yet known. the suspect has been named as esta ban santiago. he's said to have taken a gun out of a bag in the baggage area, after flying in from alaska. gary o'donoghue reports from fort lauderdale airport. it's a familiar scene at airports the world over but the baggage claim hall at the fort lauderdale airport turned into a place of death and mayhem as our lone turned into a place of death and mayhem as oui’ lone gunmen turned into a place of death and mayhem as our lone gunmen opened fire on those waiting to collect their luggage. —— gunman. passengers ducked for cover, hitting the ground and reports say the assailant had time to reload before opening fire
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once again. attempts were made to attend to the wounded. he threw the gun down after one round of ammunition. i was ten feet away from him. he basically through the gun onto the ground and laid on the ground face down, spreadeagled. initial reports quickly discounted talk to the second gunmen causing panic amongst passengers. he has been named as 26—year—old esteban santiago. reports say he was carrying a military id and had a weapon in his checked baggage which is legal in the united states. one family member said he had been receiving psychological treatment after leaving the national guard last you. this resulted in the deaths of five people. there were eight more people injured by way of gunshot that were transported to local hospitals. there were at least
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30- 40 local hospitals. there were at least 30— a0 more people who went to the hospitals for various injuries. in his first reaction to the shooting, president obama said he was heartbroken for the families. these kinds of tragedies have happened to often during the eight years i have beenin often during the eight years i have been in president. the pain, the grief, the shock. this went on long into the night with some travellers stuck on the tarmac for more than eight hours. the fbi is ruling nothing out, including terrorism. but the agency has confirmed it had —— prior contact with santiago in november when he was referred to a mental health assessment. the law that enables people to transport guns through airports will be questioned. let's get more from our correspondent gary 0' donoghue
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at fort lauderdale airport. what we understand from the agent who is here in miami looking after this investigation is that santiago went to their offices in alaska. he was interviewed. he was essentially recommended for health assessment. they said that he behaved erratically. we know he had a military record over some years. he spent one year serving in iraq as part of the national guard and had been discharged last year. discharged honourably, i might add. the fbi are not prepared to rule
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anything out and say they are making investigations in various states. the airport will remain shut another a-s the airport will remain shut another a—5 hours from now but at the time we saw pictures of people running across the tarmac, it was obviously pretty chaotic. as you said in your report, fears of a second gunmen? 7 there report, fears of a second gunmen? ? there was a moment where people feared they may have been a second gunman. it turned out not to be the case. but it was mayhem, panic, as you would expect. bear in mind that in that each hall, if you remember the times you have travelled, how packed in people are in those halls, gathered around those belts, waiting for their backs to go through. big clusters of people all trying to get out of the way of this man shooting. it must have been a terrifying experience for those people who were there. and then this extraordinary
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moment, seemingly, where apparently, possibly, he ran out of ammunition, we are not sure. seemingly laying down on the floor, putting his gun down on the floor, putting his gun down and simply waiting for law and order to come and arrest him. they fired no shots, he did not resist arrest and he has been interviewed, we are told, for a long period of time by the fbi and local sheriff and his people. an awful lot to learn about esteban santiago. what we do know is that he is going to appear in court on monday and will be facing federal charges. 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. the report from american intelligence claims russia's president vladimir putin personally ordered what it called an influence campaign to help donald trump's chances of winning the american presidency. it said the calls were to denigrate his opponent hillary clinton and harm her electability. the conclusion, a kremlin developed a clear preference for mr trump. the president—elect had earlier described that russian hacking claims as a political witch—hunt by his opponents. at trump tower, he met america's top intelligence officials for a classified briefing. they claim russia's actions include gaining excellence to be at democratic e—mails and top democrats and using intermediaries such as
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wikileaks. russia and using intermediaries such as wikilea ks. russia has and using intermediaries such as wikileaks. russia has denied this and juliana signed have said before that moscow is not the source. —— julian as funds. someone who resigned from trump's tea m someone who resigned from trump's team gave his view. it depends how you phrase it. russia being involved looks supportable as a proposition in no small measure, because they we re in no small measure, because they were able to come up with the identities intermediaries. people who did the hacking. that was one thing that got a lot of peoples attention, including mine. after the briefing, mr trump attention, including mine. after the briefing, mrtrump did not attention, including mine. after the briefing, mr trump did not single out russia. in a statement he said, "while russia, china, other countries, outside groups, are consistently tried to break through the cyber infrastructure about the mental institutions, businesses and
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organisations including the democratic national committee, there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election." the incoming vice president says the us will stretch in cyber defences. —— strengthened. dipper it has been made clear that we will be taking aggressive action in our first few days of administration —— it has been made clear. we are going to be combating cyber attacks and protect america from this type of intrusion in the future. donald trump said he has tremendous respect for the work and service done by those in the us intelligence community but with two weeks to go until he moves into the white house, questions remain over how they will all work together to keep america safe. catriona renton, bbc news. in other news: security has been stepped up in the mexican city of veracruz following viole nt protests and looting over a sharp increase in the price of petrol. protests have been seen in several cities after fuel prices went up by as much as 20% at the beginning of the month. hundreds of people have been arrested. in the us — four suspects accused
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of assaulting a teenager with special needs while streaming the incident live on facebook have appeared in court. at the hearing thejudge rebuked the defendant's asking "where was your sense of decency?" the two men and two women have been denied bail. the european border agency says the number of migrants arriving in the eu via the two main sea routes last year plunged by almost two—thirds compared with 2015. frontex attributed the fall to cooperation between the eu and turkey. 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, shijiazhuang, to find out. somewhere, underneath this murky gloom, is a city
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of ten million people. and, for the unfortunate residents of shijiazhuang, this is normal. 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 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,
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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 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.
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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. john sudworth, bbc news, shiijazhuang. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: 0h, oh, my god. you'rejoking! oh, my god! unsigned soul singer ray black wins bbc music's sound of 2017. the japanese people are in mourning
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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 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. i'm gavin grey.
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the latest headlines: five people have been killed in a shooting at fort lauderdale international airport in florida. the alleged gunman, named as 26—year—old estaban santiago, believed to be an iraq warveteran, is now in police custody. vladimir putin tried to boost donald trump's campaign for the us presidency, that's according to a report by american intelligence officials. in brazil, prisoners at a jail in the north of the country have killed at least 31 inmates. the authorities say the violence was part of an attempt by rival gangs to stamp their authority inside jails. it's the second such incident in less than a week. the bbc‘s americas editor, leonardo rosha, gave me more details. most of the bodies, apparently 30 of them, had been decapitated and dismembered.
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really horrific. a similar instance happened in the northern city of manaus not long ago where 56 people were killed in similar circumstances. the scenes were really very bad and what was said particular incident in this state is that it was not a fight between gangs. it was a settlement of accounts, like a row between the bosses in a gang and they 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's known in brazilian prisons that prisoners get drugs and they get weapons. in the case of the previous incident in manaus, the government accused the criminal group there of having links with the farc group. they are very powerful.
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this group today, called pcc, they operate outside jails. they control drug trafficking operations in brazil. the pcc are in sao paulo, they are in rio dejaneiro. they are powerful inside and outside the jails and theyjust openly they are powerful inside and outside the jails and theyjust extend the operations to inside the jail. how did the government 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 and the company should be responsible for that. they said they mismanaged. this was a completely different incident, they said the situation 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 are overcrowded, and the gangs are very powerful and in control of the situation inside jails. some other stories in brief now: thousands of us tanks and military
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vehicles have arrived in the german port of bremerhaven to be deployed along nato's eastern frontier. it's the biggest consignment of american brigades to europe since the end of the cold war. the deployment, which will include some a,000 troops, is part of washington's response to russian actions in ukraine. the world's biggest art gallery, the louvre in paris, says the number of foreign visitors fell by 20% last year in the wake of islamist attacks in the city and elsewhere in france. the director of the louvre, jean—luc martinez, said the drop in visitor numbers had cost the museum more than $10.5 million. 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.
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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 of my life. and that is true i know for every person who 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 your dedication and all the hard work on 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 want to close today 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. cheering and applause
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i spoke to jamia wilson, a writer and activist from new york about the impact of the speech and the fact that it was aimed at young people. it was a clear call to action for the youth of america, telling them that they need to carry on the legacy of the obamas' progressive campaign. do you think she has, over the last few years, been able to get more young people heard or do you think this is an aspiration she will carry through in the future? i definitely think this is something she has been able to do. i personally have seen her speak several times at different events such as the summits for women. she has brought girls and young women to the white house to speak about their agenda for policy change and has also engaged a generation of young people to help them care more about their health and fitness as a result of her
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first lady duties. she has studiously steered away from the president—elect and donald trump and his supporters. do you think that was possibly a mistake? she might have tried to be more inclusive? she said herself that when they go low, we go higher. that was the clarion call. she was focused and deliberate as she always is and just as she was today in putting out a message about american values — inclusivity, as well as freedom for all people. i believe the message was inclusive and she was focused on presenting that, not divisive in any way. plenty of people are keen that she may seek a political career. she's ruled it out. what do you think she will do? i will say my face fell when i heard the joke from president obama that michelle would not be running for president. it was a dream of mine. i would say what right now
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with the way things look that if she ever decided to become a supreme courtjustice i would be thrilled for that and it would be one of the best things that could happen in my lifetime. and, briefly, we now move to melania trump. that will be quite a different first lady. melania, what i have to say is imitation is the best form of flattery so if she follows suit with what happened with the original speech and seeks to emulate the work that michelle obama did, i see that as a good sign. what i will say is that michelle obama is 1—of—a—kind and a class act and she will be hard to follow. an orca that killed a trainer at seaworld orlando in 2010 and helped sway public option against keeping killer whales in captivity has died. tilikum was profiled in a documentary called blackfish, which argued that killer whales, when in captivity, become more aggressive toward humans and each other. it was made after seaworld trainer
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dawn brancheau was killed by tilikum during a show in 2010. last year seaworld announced it would end its orca breeding programme and theatrical shows involving the whales. a 23—year—old singer songwriter called ray blk 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. recent winners include sam smith and adele. lizo mzimba reports. # don't make me beg, don't make me beg, don't make me beg... the sound of list highlights the year's most exciting new musical talents. the 23—year—old south london singer—songwriter ray blk coming top came as something of a surprise. on the bbc music sound of list, you are the winner.
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oh my god! are you joking? oh my god! i genuinely can't believe it! # we don't let strangers come our way. . . her neighbourhood, her childhood.. # my hood, my hood, my hood... ..all influences to ray blk ‘s music. # meet me at morley's, best fried chicken is in south, i'll show you gangsters, don't you go running your mouth... i grew up listening to gospel music on the way to church, being in the choir, singing gospel music all the time and i think that influence flows through my music. # love me, love me, say that you love me, call me, call me, you never do... artists who won the bbc sound of 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 ever
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to win without a record deal. # 'cause if you ain't try'na wife me, you need to get off my line... we live in an age now where you really can do it yourself, the internet is the best tool ever so you can start like how i started and post songs online and watch it spread if people like it. # no place like home, no place like home... potentially inspiring others in how they shape music and how they share it. # where there's no—one like me round, don't take me there or anywhere... lizo mzimba, bbc news. this is bbc news. hello there. compared with some other parts of europe our weather is very quiet indeed.
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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 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
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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 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.
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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. the latest headlines from bbc news. i'm gavin grey. a gunman has killed five people and injured eight others in a shooting at fort lauderdale international airport in florida. the alleged gunman, named as 26—year—old estaban santiago, and believed to be an iraq war veteran — is now in police custody. us intelligence officials have released a report saying russian president vladimir putin ordered a comprehensive cyber—campaign to help donald trump win the presidential election. the president—elect insists hacking had absolutely no effect on the poll.
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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. in a tearful speech at the white house, she said the role of first lady had the been the greatest honour of her life. britain's triple tour de france winner chris froome has been speaking about allegations of doping in cycling. he says they've been bad for sport and that in 2015 he refused
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