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a very warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the. my name is mike embley. our top story: storm clouds gather, as president trump withdraws the united states from the paris accord on climate change. so we are getting out. we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can makea to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that is fair. from within the us and around the world, widespread condemnation. climate experts warn of deadly consequences for the environment. ican hear i can hear gunshots... 0h i can hear gunshots... oh my god! police in the philippines say a gunman who attacked a crowded casino in manila has killed himself. and celebrating one of the great masters of the renaissance — the drawings of raphael go on show to rave reviews here in the uk. hello.
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world leaders have reacted with alarm to president trump's announcement that he's pulling out of the paris accord, the biggest international agreement ever drawn up to combat climate change. it was signed by 195 nations. the us is the world's biggest polluter, per head of population. until now, it's also been the largest donor and supporter of other countries struggling with the impact of a rapidly warming planet. mr trump said the treaty imposed unfair economic burdens on the us. nick bryant reports. the white house rose garden. the most fragrant ascetics for one, at what environ mentis lists will see asa what environ mentis lists will see as a toxic decision. -- environmentalist. in order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect america
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and its citizens, the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord. —— environmentalists. will withdraw from the paris climate accord. -- environmentalists. he slammed the global agreement, a legacy of his predecessor, barack obama, claiming that it gave china and other countries and unfair competitive advantage and penalise broken workers. from its first word to its last, this was an america first address. this agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the united states. the rest of the world applauded when we signed the paris agreement. they went wild. they were so agreement. they went wild. they were so happy. for the simple reason that it put our country, the united states of america, which we all
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love, a very, very big economic disadvantage. at what point does america get demeaned? at what point do they start laughing at us as a country? we want fair treatment for its citizens and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers. we don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us any more. and they won't be. they won't be. i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris. the donald trump, it is all about the art of the deal. and he has said that he wants to negotiate a better one for america. he didn't seem that worried the rest of the world does not agree to one. in negotiations to re—enter either the paris accord or a really entirely new transaction,
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on terms that are united states, its businesses, its workers, its people, its taxpayers... so we're getting out. but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that is fair. and if we can, that's rate. and if we can't, that is fine. climate change is an american problem, too. just visit florida, a picture as frontline in the wall against pollution. it is a city submerged by water. even on sunny days, it can get inundated because seasonal king tides bring the ocean to people ‘s doorsteps. further up the coast is mar—a—lago, the president's luxury estate. it is estimated over the coming decades that a quarter of it could be under water. miami beach is that it is good to disappear. no wonder local
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residents like this are so alone. our president thinks it is a hoax. a chinese hoax. i can't believe it. i lived in the middle of climate change every day. we are so affected here. how dare the leader of this great country say it doesn't exist? travel to the mid west coal and rustbelt and you get a different view. amongst many working class supporters of donald trump, the paris agreement is seen as a killer of americanjobs. paris agreement is seen as a killer of american jobs. but ahead had further west to california, a state at the forefront of green issues in america, and you'll find a democratic government that has promised to conduct his own negotiations with president xi jinping. he has gone awol, assen without leave, and california will work with president xi jinping to do what we can to offset the negative pathway taken by donald trump. --
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absent. greeks will claim that america has abdicated leadership on arguably the world's biggest problem. that america first means the world circuit. —— critics will claim. nick bryant, bbc news. you heard in nick's report from the former american secretary of statejohn kerry — who took the lead on the paris agreement. let's hear more of what he had to say to the bbc‘s katty kay. i think was nixed a very moment of self—destruction i a president of united states on behalf his country. —— self—destruction of a president of the united states. it was big news. he was not truthful about what was said. —— fake news. he, rather than putting america first, i think he has put america last, along with syria and nicaragua. nick aragua, by
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the way, want to do more than the agreement did. so i president really avoids the reality that this is an agreement in which no other country has required the united states to do anything. —— nicaragua. it is a volu nta ry anything. —— nicaragua. it is a voluntary agreement. every country designed as an programme. the president could have just cheesy programme. he had that right. he did not have to pull out. but he pulled out because he is appealing to a narrow ideological base at the expense of the real interests of america. the american leadership, together with china, tried to lead people to paris, and help them come to an agreement which the world is so to an agreement which the world is so do to an agreement which the world is sodoa to an agreement which the world is so do a lot more on than even paris required. so i think it is a moment of grotesque abdication of fundamental responsibility and leadership. i think will be judged historically as one of the most self—destructive moves made by a president of the united states, and
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i think the truth over the next few days will come out. john kerry speaking there earlier. well there was immediate and widespread condemnation. a statement from the european union called it a sad day for the world. the german, italian, and french governments denied any suggestion the deal could be renegotiated. president macron said it was irreversible and said america had turned its back on the world. translation: under no circumstances will we renegotiate a less ambitious agreement. france is calling on all countries who are signatories to remain within the paris agreement, to be worthy of our responsibilities, and to give nothing. —— nothing up. tour the scientists, engineers, and responsible citizens disappointed by the united states a positive decision, i want to say this: you will find a second home in france. —— to all. come here and work with us.
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—— to all. come here and work with us. work on concrete solutions for the environment. tonight, the united states has turned its back on the world, but france will not turn its back on its citizens. britain's prime minister told mr trump of her "disappointment" and stressed that britain remained committed to the paris accord. but theresa may came under fire for not signing the joint european condemnation. one of her ministers defended the government's position. we do think it is regrettable, but, you know, different countries will ta ke you know, different countries will take different approaches in terms of how we wish to express our opinion. the government position is clear. we are disappointed. elliot diringer is executive vice president at the center for climate and energy solutions, in washington. elliott, good to talk to you. how, in practice, would this withdrawal be done, if the chances of negotiation, renegotiating, as we are told, are slim? it will take time to pull out, won't it, possibly yea rs ? time to pull out, won't it, possibly years? and could be reversed later?
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yes, technically, under the terms of the agreement, a party card exercise its right to withdraw for three yea rs, its right to withdraw for three years, and that would not take effect for another year. so at the earliest, the us would technically be withdrawing in november of 2020. the us would retain the option of re—entering the agreement, but the president has suggested that he is open to some form of renegotiation, so open to some form of renegotiation, so the hope can be that we can reach some kind of accommodation, so that the us ultimately won't exercise that right of withdrawal. is it also possible that even if there is a withdrawal, what donald trump is doing could be quite limited? as i understand it, there are already strong moves towards alternative energy, energy conversation, conservation, against the coal economy, by many individual american states and cities? it is disheartening to see the president
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rolling back many of the climate projections that have been put in place, but it is important to recognise we have very strong momentum at the state level, by cities, by companies... we saw an unprecedented level of support from the us business community were staying in the paris agreement. and thatis staying in the paris agreement. and that is because they recognise both the imperative of addressing climate change, because it presents genuine risks for them, but also the economic opportunities inherent in addressing it. so i think we can count on significant continued to mention at all those levels, and we need to keep working hard to establish stronger federal support, as well. i suppose part of the is that no matter how much you are told that no matter how much you are told that tens of trillions of dollars can be made in alternative energy, that clean technologies make fundamental economic sense, they improve the quality of life, it does not look that way if you are a coalminer. have you reconcile the concerns of the american midwest with people in florida or many other
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coastal areas of the world? obviously, there is a need for a balancing of interests, here. we can't condemn a portion of society to absorbing all the costs of the transition. we need to find ways to bring them along as well. but we also cannot keep the economy tied to all the outdated businesses that are not delivering the efficiencies and growth that we need. so we need to provide for all in this transition. elliott, thank you very much indeed. very happy to be with you. and you can get much more on the reaction following president trump's decision, plus full details on the science of climate change and the paris accord on our website. just go to and follow the links. stay with us on bbc news — still to come: we talk to one of the surgeons who treated
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the latest headlines: president trump says he's pulling the united states out of the paris climate accord, calling it an unfair agreement that would cost millions of americanjobs. the announcement draws widespread condemnation within the us and around the world. barack obama says the us is rejecting the future. security forces in the philippines say they are now in control of a casino in manila which was attacked by a gunman. heavily armed police were deployed to resorts world manila shortly after midnight local time. they now say the attack appears to be a robbery — the authorities say the gunman is dead. sarah corker has the latest. as gunshots ring out, chaotic scenes
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of panic. hundreds of guests and employee run for of panic. hundreds of guests and em ployee ru n for safety of panic. hundreds of guests and employee run for safety at this popular entertainment venue in manila. what they heard was that the sound of the gunmen bursting into the nearby casino, firing an assault rifle then setting fire to gaming tables, police said. one person in a nearby building film the incident from her balcony, early on friday morning. i can hear gunshots. oh, my god. it is from the ariza resort. —— resort. people are shooting at each other. the police chief said the gunmen had filled the back of casino chips so the aim was robbery not terrorism. swat teams entered the complex which includes hotel, bars and casino. at the moment we only
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know of one suspect. the affiliation, the identity is not known at this time. the resort was put on lockdown and after a search lasting more than four hours, police later confirmed the gunmen had killed himself. this incident comes as the philippines has been on heightened alert amid a crisis in the south of the country, where troops have been battling islamist rebels. the president declared that martial law. back in manila, the only injuries to guests from smoke inhalation orfrom the only injuries to guests from smoke inhalation or from the stampede is that they escaped. the hotel says it will be upgrading security after this incident. now here in the uk a surgeon who operated on many of the young victims of the manchester bombing last week, has said the injuries he saw were like those sustained in war zones.
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doctor ibrar majid, who works at royal manchester children's hospital, said he was angry that a man who claimed to share his muslim faith could have carried out such an attack. dr majid spoke to our correspondent martin bashir. it was the front line in treating the youngest victims and soon welcomed the queen, who offered support and comfort. hopefully it mends quickly. hope so. the royal manchester children's hospital has won widespread praise for its response to the bomb attack, and leading the team of surgeons that night was dr ibrar majid, the head of trauma and orthopaedic surgery. what we saw was essentially war wounds. war wounds? yes, so the kind of wounds you would see on a battlefield. we were operating from probably about 1:00 o'clock in the morning all the way to just before 8:00 o'clock. once they'd stabilised the children, then there was a pecking order of what needed to be done. so the life—saving surgery had to be done before the limb—saving surgery. and were there several children where there would be multiple surgeries?
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yes, and even to this day we're continuing to operate on some children, and some of these children will continue to need surgeries going into next week. had you lost any patient? fortunately, that night in theatre, we didn't lose any patients. he would oversee three operating theatres, managing a team of nurses and consultants. the clinical challenge for dr majid was only compounded by the knowledge that the attacker claimed to be a muslim. i don't understand how somebody who professes to have that same faith has such a discordant view of life. how do you feel about individuals who claim to be muslims and do this kind of thing? i can understand why people are angry — iam angry. i am angry that someone would do this, to children mainly, in our city. after eight hours of nonstop surgery, he finally went home to his family. what did you tell your wife
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when you got home? i couldn't really talk to her much at all, ijust explained to her that... i think the words i used were, "it was horrific," and i said i needed to rest, and i just went upstairs. i slept for about two hours, i was woken by my son, he'd just come back from nursery, and i can remember giving him the biggest hug i've ever given him. having operated on children all night, with life and limb—threatening injuries, i cherished any moment with him more than i ever have. a dark night for the medical community, but the darkness did not overcome them. martin bashir, bbc news, manchester. when cyclone mora hit bangladesh's coastline, hundreds of houses were fully or partly damaged. people were evacuated to shelters, schools and government offices. now life is being to return to normal, in one of the worst affected areas. let's take a look at some
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of the other stories making the news the white house says president trump has decided to delay moving the us embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem to improve the chances of negotiating a peace deal between israel and the palestinians. israel said it was disappointed but spoke positively of mr trump's expression of friendship to israel and commitment to moving the embassy in the future. the former fbi director, james comey, is to testify next thursday before a us congressional panel investigating allegations of russian interference in last year's presidential election. mr comey, who was fired by the president last month, is expected to confirm that he'd come under pressure from mr trump to drop the fbi's investigation into his then national security adviser, michael flynn. a car has exploded in the centre of the eastern saudi arabian city of qatif. local media sources say that two people in the car were killed. the vehicle is reported to have contained ammunition and explosives. qatif is largely shia, a minority in mainly sunni saudi arabia. there's been sporadic violence there for years as shia activists clash with the security forces. the italian artist raphael,
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one of the great masters of the renaissance, is being celebrated at a new exhibition here in the uk. experts say it's a once—in—a—lifetime experience, bringing together 120 works from collections around the world. our arts editor will gompertz has been to oxford's ashmoleum museum. the transfiguraion by raphael, who died when only 37 years old, this being his last masterpiece, confirmation of a supreme talent with a reputation for clarity and control. but that is superficial — beneath the surface lies another raphael, a surprisingly experimental artist who could draw with the freedom and expressiveness of a jazz musician. what we see here is he's moving away from the kinds of traditions that he's inherited, so he's trying to introduce this very traditional image of the madonna and child with a real tenderness, a real human sympathy and naturalism, and it's that element of human sympathy that makes raphael different,
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that shows us where he's going, and it's through drawing that he can explore this kind of expressiveness. this is an amazing drawing, it shows raphael in an absolute burst of brainstorming creativity, madly drawing with the pen. it's hugely adventurous, hugely febrile. it's like a volcano, there's all this energy in the drawing going on. he is chasing his thoughts on paper really, really fast. it's messy. it's very messy! with these drawings of raphael's, do we meet a different artist to the one we maybe think we know from the paintings, somebody who is much more emotional, much more experimental? i think that's absolutely right. he's very, very expressive in these drawings, and often very adventurous in the way that he is using drawing as a way of conveying emotion. and here we really do see him exploring quite profound emotions in the drawings and creating forms that are moving, that are deeply moving.
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when i saw these drawings coming out of their crates, as they arrived for the exhibition installation, you know, i was moved to tears at times, and that's the magic of the drawing. raphael gave this picture to his contemporary, the german artist albrecht durer, to show he too could draw like a master — an assertion visitors to this exhibition are unlikely to contest. will gompertz, bbc news. and before we go, let's take a look at these pictures. this is no ordinary flower, it's an arum lily and it's only bloomed 100 times around the world in 100 years. this one is in the chinese province of yunnan. but the plant originates in sumatra. its nickname is the corpse flower, because, when it blooms, it smells like rotting flesh. that's to attract insects to feed on it. much more news any time on our
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website. thank you very much for watching. good morning. contrasting weather conditions across the country. thunderstorm and a rain. and extreme heat. sunny spells and scattered showers. it will feel noticeably fresh. good news if it has been too hot and fresh. good news if it has been too hotand humid. fresh. good news if it has been too hot and humid. the reason being this cloud arriving on thursday. the weather front is going to introduce slightly fresher air from the west, bringing a change on thursday. in the south—east highs of 26. it stays it humid in the south—east. the weather front pushing further inland. weakening as it moves across
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scotla nd inland. weakening as it moves across scotland towards the south coast. a band of cloud here. behind it brighter conditions. in actual fact, it will probably be a better day for scotla nd it will probably be a better day for scotland and northern ireland, compared to yesterday. temperatures are little higher. sunny spells across northern it england. not a bad day in the midlands and in two wales. largely dried. ahead of that front, we could see 27 for a time and that could spark off a dramatic thundery downpours. once that front clears, we will start to feel the benefit with fresher air moving in. it means that overnight, friday into saturday morning, we will probably see those temperatures. a little bit more comfortable for sleeping. not a bad start to saturday. generally
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speaking, relatively quiet but we have these weather fronts pushing it from the atlantic and han said the potential for more showers out to the north and west. starting off largely fine and dry, showers across scotla nd largely fine and dry, showers across scotland and one to across coastal fringes but in the sunshine it will still feel pleasant enough. sunday, a similar story but the potential for perhaps more organised a showers to the south—west. sunny spells, scattered showers and feeling just that little bit fresher. as we go into monday, gartner ‘s and grow as ta ke into monday, gartner ‘s and grow as take note, a potential to siebel have you organise rain and that may come as welcome news. “— have you organise rain and that may come as welcome news. —— to see more organised and rain. the latest headlines for you from
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bbc news: president trump is withdrawing the united states from the paris accord on climate change, signed by 195 nations. he called it an unfair agreement that would cost millions of americanjobs. he said he was prepared to negotiate a new agreement but if that wasn't possible it "didn't matter". there's been swift international criticism of the us withdrawal. in a joint statement with germany and italy, france warned donald trump that the paris agreement could not be renegotiated. the un secretary general called it a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. police in the philippines say a gunman who attacked a casino in manila has committed suicide. security forces spent hours searching for the man after hundreds fled when he opened fire. the authorities initially feared a terror attack but later said it was likely to have been a bungled robbery. it is time now for hardtalk.
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