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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: reports from the philippines say more than 30 people have been killed after a gunman attacked a crowded casino in manila. storm clouds gather, as president trump withdraws the united states from the paris accord on climate change. so we're getting out, but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair. from within the us and around the world, widespread condemnation. climate experts warn of deadly consequences for the environment. and celebrating one of the great masters of the renaissance. he drawings of raphael go on show to rave reviews here in the uk. but first, as we go on air, it's been reported that 3a people have been killed at a casino in the philippines‘ capital, manila.
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local tv stations quoting fire protection services say most died from suffocation. our reporter sarah corker is here. this is a story we have been reporting for a couple of hours. it seemed to be settling down. it seemed to be settling down. it seemed there had been a gunman there, and there was no indication at first that many had died, as now seems evident? let's look at the timeline of events, exactly what happened. it was early on friday morning local time when gunshots we re morning local time when gunshots were fired. we have seen chaotic scenes of hundreds of guests and employees trying to escape this hotel complex, which is quite close to manila's international airport. security forces were quickly on the scene and they were heavily armed. they said one gunman burst into this crowded casino, firing shots, and setting fire to gaming tables. the police chief and said that this
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gunman was putting these casino gaming chips into a bag. later there was this huge manhunt for him, because he went missing and nobody could find him. police later said he had killed himself, he had set himself on fire. earlier in the evening, president trump had actually tweeted, saying that his thoughts were with all those caught up thoughts were with all those caught up in this incident, and he described it as a terrorist incident. the police, though, in manila, have in very clear that they believe this was not terra related. —— terra. —— terror. they said it was aid the glory gone wrong. and the suggestion is not that the gunman, the attacker, killed these people? no, the police and fire services are saying that most of those injured and killed suffered the of smoke in relation, —— smoke inhalation, breathing in the smoke and fumes from that fire. we have
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also had reports from the local hospital that people suffered broken bones as others were trying to jump out of windows to escape from this, and that it was a stampede of people trying to get out of the complex that injured a lot of people. the death toll, unfortunately, seems to be going up as the hours go on and as dawn breaks. the latest figure we have, as you mentioned, the fire service said that dirty for bodies we re service said that dirty for bodies were found on the second and third floor. —— 3a bodies. police have said at least 50 injured. reports that we do have say that the gunman was shooting windows up in the ceiling, that he didn't shoot any people. sarah, thank you. i think we can now go there alive. we are speaking to wrap rail santos, a journalist in vanilla. —— rafael sa ntos. journalist in vanilla. —— rafael santos. thank you to speaking to us. tell us the latest? the police are now conducting follow—up operations
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on the suspect. they have identified the suspect but have yet to divulges name and his details, pending the follow—up operation. —— divulges his name. “— follow—up operation. —— divulges his name. —— divulge. they say that he was acting alone during this incident. fire services say they have found 3a bodies inside, largely on the second and third floor of building. no specifics yet on whether these are casualties that died of suffocation. as of 10:30am they told us that they found 2a bodies on the second floor and ten bodies on the second floor and ten bodies on the third floor. we have 18 people in local hospitals. police have recovered to make firearms from the suspect including an assault rifle, and also a 38 calibre pistol.
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according to the police come of the suspect apparently shot himself when he was cornered by responding police unit at around 7am and his body was burned, because apparently he let himself on fire. so details are emerging but we are not yet sure if there are more bodies inside, as the firemen are still sweeping and clearing those flaws, because the suspect t gaming tables in some of the rooms on fire. —— suspect lit the rooms on fire. —— suspect lit the gaming tables. this all happens just past midnight, about 12:30am. according to the police, they have a lead they are following. they will get back to us in a couple of hours.
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rafael sa ntos, a ny get back to us in a couple of hours. rafael santos, any more details from your sources on the motive of the attack and how these people came to die? atfirst attack and how these people came to die? at first we reporting that hundreds of nipple had fled to the gunman. there was no suggestion early on that this situation was so serious. if you ask the police commanders here, they say that he was acting alone and that he was motivated, he was trying to rob the casino, according to the police. he brought with him an assault rifle, got off on the second floor of the building and opened fire. according to witnesses he did not shoot at 30 people —— at the people, he was shooting at the windows and doors, and went straight for the locked box of the casino, where he tried to steal casino chips. so right now,
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the motivation, according to the police, they are looking at a simple case of robbery. no links to terrorism so far. but that may change with the follow—up operations the police are conducting, because police have found the car that the suspect used. they have apparently found some clues in that and they are trying to follow those clues which may lead to further clarification on the motivations of the suspect. rafael santos, thank you very much indeed for that. we will bring you more on that as soon as we have it. let's move on for the moment, to the other main story from the past few hours. 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
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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 of settings for what environmentalists will see as a toxic decision. 0ne one that direct the affects ecosystems all over the planet, from donald trump's whack lawn to the mightiest of oceans and ice sheets. —— back lawn. in order to fulfil my solemn duty to protect america and its citizens, the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord. he slammed the global agreement, a legacy of his predecessor, barack 0bama, claiming that it gave china and other countries and unfair competitive advantage and penalised american workers.
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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 happy. for the simple reason that it put our country, the united states of america, which we all 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.
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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 if 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, 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
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in the wall against pollution. rising sea levels and recurring flooding risks turning miami beach into a modern day atlantis, 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's estimated over the coming decades that a quarter of it could be under water. miami beach is going to disappear. no wonder local residents like this are so alarmed. 0ur 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 american jobs. but ahead had further west
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to california, a state at the forefront of green issues in america, and you'll find a democratic governor that has promised to conduct his own climate negotiations with president xijinping. he has gone awol, absent without leave, and california will work with president xi jinping to do what we can to offset the negative pathway taken by donald trump. this is a decision of enormous planet tree and geopolitical significance. —— planetary. critics will claim that america has abdicated leadership on arguably the world's biggest problem — that america first means america alone. nick bryant, bbc news. there was immediate and widespread condemnation. a statement from the
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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 up. to all the scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and responsible citizens disappointed by the united states' decision, i want to say this: you will find a second home in france. 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. president macon also said, in
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english, with things, for emphasis, that the attempts to mitigate the effects of climate change would go on. he said there was no plan b because there is no planet b. professor, thank you for your time. asi professor, thank you for your time. as i understand it, there was a quick way for the us to pull out of the accord. that is not the route that president trump is taken. this could take years, couldn't it? so this process he has started will finish after his term in office. he might still be president, another president might have a different idea. exactly right. he could have withdrawn from the framework convention on climate change, which would have withdrawn the us from paris within a year. instead, he is withdrawing from the paris agreement itself, which means he can't even give notice about withdrawal for three years, not until november 2019, and it doesn't come into effect until november 20 20.. 2019, and it doesn't come into effect until november 20 20. d still expected to have an impact, the withdrawal? —— do you still expect
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it. it will have a real impact. it isa it. it will have a real impact. it is a slap in the face of the rest of the international community, which spent four difficulty is time to come up with an agreement fair to everybody. —— for difficult years trying. is it possible that us withdrawal will lead to a collapse of the agreement, and what would the consequences of that because you mighti consequences of that because you might i think it is too early to say. but some likely there would be a collapse of the agreement. 0ther countries will press ahead without the us. i think other countries are hoping that in three years, after the next election, the us will re—engage with paris. i think that saying this will cause the collapse of the agreement is premature. if the agreement did collapse it would bea the agreement did collapse it would be a huge setback, because the agreement sets the architecture for international cooperation. within the us, there are already moves by individual states and cities away from that, 61 cities
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have said they will abide by the accord, including pittsburgh, which was specifically mentioned by president trump? most americans think climate change is real and there was a lot of support for the paris agreement. i think us cities and states, i think they will stick with the accord. a rollback would make it more difficult for the us to achieve its reductions. what say to president trump's assertions that the deal was unfair and that other countries got an easier deal? plenty of countries that support him feel the same. i think that is an unfair criticism of the paris agreement. it is structured and super flexible.
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the us chose its target voluntarily. that was after an assessment of what the us could achieve. this was not imposed on the us, the us took its target after careful study. it was an agreement that was structured to try and create a level playing field s0 try and create a level playing field so that everyone in the world would be engaged in climate change. it is the first international agreement that has that. thank you for your time. and you can get all the reaction following president trumps decision — plus full details on the science of climate change — and the paris accord on our website. just go to and follow the links. much more to come on bbc news, including this. we talk to one of the surgeons
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who treated many of the young victims of the manchester bombing. in the biggest international sporting spectacle ever seen, up to 30 million people have taken part in sponsored athletic events to aid famine relief in africa. the first of what the makers of star wars hope will be thousands of queues started forming at 7am. taunting which led to scuffles, scuffles to fighting, fighting to full—scale riot as the liverpool fans broke out of their area and into the juve ntus enclosure. the belgian police had lost control. the whole world will mourn the tragic death of mr nehru today. he was the father of the indian people from the day of independence. the oprah winfrey show comes to an end after 25 years and more than 11,500 episodes. the chat show has made her one of the richest people on the planet. geri halliwell, otherwise known as ginger spice, has announced she's left the spice girls. ahhhhh! i don't believe it!
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she's the one with the bounce, the go, the girl power. not geri, why? this is bbc news. the latest headlines: reports from the philippines say more than thirty people have died following an attack on a crowded casino in manila. 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. a surgeon who operated on many young victims of last week's manchester bombing has said the injuries he saw were like those sustained in war zones. 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. he spoke to 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.
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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 one o'clock in the morning all the way to just before eight o'clock. 0nce 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? 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?
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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 when you got home? i couldn't really talk to her much at all, ijust
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explained to her that... i think the words are 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. 0ne one other item of news, president trump has decided to delay his controversial suggestion of moving the us embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. the israeli government have said it is disappointed. the italian artist raphael, 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
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from collections around the world. 0ur arts editor will gompertz has been to 0xford'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, 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,
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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. 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,
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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 just briefly, a reminder of breaking news. reports from the philippines have said at least 3a people have died after an attack on a crowded resort in manila. most died of suffocation after a fire. this was a story that was developing over the past few hours. it has ended tragically. hundreds fled an attack by a gunman, first thought to be terror related. authorities said thenit be terror related. authorities said then it was robbery. they said gaming tables alight before the gunman killed himself. it seems many people were trapped in the fire —— set. good morning.
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it feels as though it has been a week of extremes — extreme heat, thunderstorms, even some rain. now, as we move towards the weekend, things aren't quite as extreme but nevertheless it will be a case of sunny spells and scattered showers. but certainly it will feel noticeably fresher out there. good news if it has been too hot and humid. the reason being, this bass clef swirld of cloud that arrived during thursday — it's a weather front and once it moves through it is going to introduce slightly fresher air from the west. it brought a change on thursday. in the north—west only 15 degrees. in the south—east we saw highs of 26. it stays pretty humid into the south—east corner. but that weather front will start to push further inland through the day today. it will weaken as it moves out of scotland, down through the peaks and pennines, towards the south coast. a band of cloud here. behind it somewhat brighter conditions. in actual fact, it will probably be
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a better day for scotland and northern ireland, particuallrly in comparison to yesterday. and we'll ee temperatures a little higher — 18 or 19 degrees on thursday. sunny spells across northern england. not a bad day through the peaks, down into the midlands over into wales, as you can see. it will be largely dry and we'll see highs of arounf 19 or 20. now, ahead of that front, we could see 26 or 27 for a time and that could spark off some dramatic thundery downpours. once that front clears through, we will start to feel the benefits — the fresher air moving in. if it's been too hot and humid, you'll be happier with this story. it means that overnight, friday into saturday morning, we will probably see those temperatures around 9—15 degrees. a little bit more comfortable for sleeping and a better start to our saturday. it's not going to be a bad start to saturday. generally speaking, relatively quiet but we have these weather fronts pushing in from the atlantic, just enhancing the potential for more showers out to the north and west. so we start off largely fine and dry, showers into northern irela ns, scotland and maybe one or two across western coastal fringes on saturday. but in the sunshine it will still feel pleasant enough. yes, a little bit fresher,
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20—21 degrees in the south—east asa maximum. temperatures further north at around mid—high teens, let's say. sunday, a similar story but there is the potential for perhaps more organised showers to the south—west. we'll need to keep an eye on that. but sunny spells, scattered showers and feeling just that little bit fresher. as we go into monday, gardners and growers take note, there's the potential for england and wales to see a band of more heavier organised rain arriving and that may come as welcome news. this is bbc news, the headlines: reports from the philippines say at least 3a bodies have been recovered from a casino in manila, hours after it was attacked by a gunman. police and fire officials said most of the victims died of suffocation. the man fired shots from an assault rifle sending hundreds of customers fleeing at the resorts world casino. 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 "that's fine". there's been widespread international criticism.
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in a joint statement with germany and italy, france warned the paris agreement could not be renegotiated. the un secretary—general called it a major disappointment. barack 0bama said the us was rejecting the future. now it's time for hardtalk.
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