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hello, this is bbc news, i'm samantha simmonds. our top stories: reports from the philippines say at least 3a 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 american jobs." so we're getting out but we will start to negotiate and we will see if we can make a deal that's fair. the decision draws widespread condemnation from within the us and around the world. climate experts warn of deadly consequences for the environment. and celebrating one of the great masters of the renaissance — the drawings of raphael go on show to rave reviews in the uk. and i'm rachel horne with the business news. while president trump walks away from the paris climate agreement, europe and china are expected to re—affirm their commitments and expand collaborations. hello and welcome to the programme.
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reports from the philippines say at least 3a bodies have been recovered from a casino in the capital manila, hours after it was attacked by a gunman. police and fire officials said most of the victims had died of suffocation. the authorities initially feared a terror attack but later said it was likely to have been a bungled robbery. the gunman was found dead in a room at the casino. sarah corker has the latest. as gunshots ring out, chaotic scenes of panic. hundreds of guests and employees run for of panic. hundreds of guests and em ployees ru n for safety of panic. hundreds of guests and employees run for safety from this
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popular hotel resort close to manila's international airport. security forces arrived at the scene quickly and heavily armed. a lone gunman had burst into the busy casino, firing an assault rifle and setting fire to gaming tables. one person in a nearby building filmed the incident from her balcony early on friday morning. my god you guys, ican hear on friday morning. my god you guys, i can hear gunshots. oh my god. right behind resorts world. you can see the smoke and there is gunshots and people are shooting at each other. swat teams searched the building for many hours. then just after dawn, the manhunt ended. police confirmed the gunman had set himself on fire and died. the fire service said there were multiple casualties. many suffocating as they tried to flee the smoke. what we do know for certain is that according
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to the police, he was acting alone. in the incident, which has killed so far 3a bodies inside were found the resorts world casino on that particular floor of the building. others are killed and injured four others were injured in the stampede to escape. police said the motive was robbery rather than terrorism. the gunman had filled a bad with casino gambling chips and shots were not aimed at people. translation: we can say this isn't an act of terror. why isn't this an act of terror? because it didn't have the element of violence, the threat and intimidation that lead to terrorism. if he was a terrorist, all part of isis, he would have fired a people inside. 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. back in
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the capital, at least 5a people have been treated in hospital and outside the complex, relatives of those caught up in the attack face an anxious wait for news of their loved ones. world leaders have reacted with alarm to president trump's announcement that he's pulling out of the paris accord the us is the world's biggest polluter per head of population and, until now, it's also been the largest donor and supporter of other countries struggling with the impact of climate change. president trump said the deal could destroy more than two million usjobs. others are calling it a setback for american leadership in the world. nick bryant reports from washington. the white house rose garden — the most fragrant of settings for what what environmentalists will see as a toxic decision. one that affects ecosystems all over the planet, from donald trump's back lawns, to the oceans and ice sheets. in order to fulfil my solemn duty
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to protect america and its citizens, the united states will withdraw from the paris climate accord. applause. he slammed this global agreement, a legacy of his predecessor, barack obama, claiming it gave china and other countries and unfair competitive advantage and penalised american workers. thank you. 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, at a very, very big economic disadvantage.
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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. for 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 doesn't agree to one. in negotiations to re—enter either the paris accord or a really entirely new transaction, on terms that are fair to the united states,
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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 great. and if we can't, that is fine. climate change is an american problem, too. just visit florida, a picturesque frontline in the wall against global warming. —— just visit florida, a picturesque frontline in the fight against global warming. flooding and rising sea levels risk turning it into a modern—day flooding and rising sea levels risk turning miami into a modern—day atlantis. 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. and further up the coast is mar—a—lago, the president's luxury estate. it is estimated that over the coming decades, a quarter of it
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could be under water. miami beach is going to disappear. no wonder local residents such as dan kipnis are alarmed. our so—called president thinks it is a hoax, a chinese hoax. i can't believe it. i live 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 midwest coal and rust belt, and you get a very different view. amongst many working class supporters of donald trump, the paris agreement is seen as a killer of american jobs. but head further west to california — a state that has long set the pace on green issues in america — and you'll find a democratic governor who's promised to conduct his own negotiations with president xi of china. trump has gone awol, absent without leave, and now it's up to xi, and california will work with him, and other countries, to do what we can to offset the negative pathway taken by president trump. this is a decision with enormous
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poetry and geopolitical importance. 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, washington. the former american secretary of state, john kerry, took the lead on the paris agreement. this is what he had to say to the bbc‘s katty kay. well, i think it was an extraordinary moment of self—destruction by a president of the united states on behalf of his country. it was fake news in that the president was not direct, he was not truthful about what was said regarding the treaty itself — the agreement, not a treaty. he, rather than putting america first, i think he has put america last, along with syria and nicaragua. nicaragua, by the way, wanted to do more than the agreement did.
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so i think the president really avoids the reality that this is an agreement in which no other country has required the united states to do anything. this is a voluntary agreement. every country designs its own programme and the president could have simply changed the programme. he had that right. he did not have to pull out, but he pulled out because he is appealing to a very narrow ideological base at the expense of the real interests of america, of american leadership that, together with china, stood up and tried to lead people to paris, led in paris, in helping to come to an agreement which the world needs to 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 it will be judged historically as one of the most self—destructive moves made by a president of the united states and i think the truth over the next
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few days will come out. 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 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
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turned its back on the world, but france will not turn its back on the americans. rachel is here with all the business news. this announcement by president trump is sure to have impacts on businesses around the world and not just america? that's right. you've heard what president trump has to say about climate change and in a few hours, chinese and eu leaders will issue theirjoint statement on the paris climate agreement. china has already said it will honour its commitments on climate change. so, how much common ground is there between the eu and china over renewable energy? let's take a look at the eu first. in 2016, almost 90% of new power in europe came from renewable —— in 2016, almost 90% of new power in europe came from renewable sources — that covers wind, solar, biomass and hydro energy. in particular, wind energy has now overtaken coal as the eu's second largest form of power. the eu plans to source 20% of its energy from green energy by 2020. so far, 11 member states have met this goal with sweden coming out top at 53.9%.
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but germany, france and the uk have yet to meet their targets. what about china ? it still uses half the world's coal but use of the black stuff is falling. in 2016, it dropped for the third year in a row. china is now investing heavily in renewables — it hopes to put $782 billion into the sector by 2030. china has already got the world's largest installations of hydro, solar and wind power. but many chinese grid operators are still set up to use coal, so renewable energy is getting wasted. greenpeace estimates 19% of chinese wind power didn't get used in the first three quarters of last year. we'll be picking through all of that and keeping an eye on the markets. the usjobs figures due out later today. don't forget, you can get in touch with me and the team on twitter, i'm @bbcrachelhorne
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samantha. let's pick up on reaction from china and talk to our correspondent, stephen mcdonell in beijing. welcome to you. what has been the reaction there to this announcement? the interesting thing from beijing is that it is a sort of overtly criticising donald trump of the decision to pull out of the paris agreement but saying that we are going to get on with it. if you don't want to be a part of this deal, china will push ahead with europe. it interesting. we said this analysis that donald trump has to play to a certain base in terms of shoring up the coal industry and it isn't as if the chinese government doesn't have this headache as well. imagine the social dislocation and coal—fired power stations or coalmines closed down. but they have said that people in the industry have to skill up, they have to move into the clean energy, into the future, and so the chinese government has made it clear, i mean, it has just this down,
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government has made it clear, i mean, it hasjust this down, it isn't like the coal industry will close tomorrow here, but it is trying to win the country off coal and move into renewable energy. you have to look at the thought of stark contrast really in terms of their trip to your computer donald trump's. if i could show the newspapers here for example, this is the main chinese language state—run newspaper, i mean, the picture could tell a thousand words, look at them there. this is another one. on the front page, as you can see, if the us is being accused of pulling out of climate solutions and abdicating its responsibility, china seems to be happy to step up with europe and join hands on the issue. more on this later in the programme, plus plenty more on the subject. and, still to come: celebrating one of the great masters of the renaissance — the drawings of raphael go on show to rave reviews in the uk. in the biggest international sporting spectacle ever seen,
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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! 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 at least 3a people have died following an attack on a crowded
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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. let's stay with that story. we can now speak to kathleen skamma, president of the western energy alliance, an association of independent oil and gas companies in the us. why argue in favour of this? the paris climate accord would have been a lot of pain with very little benefit —— why are you? it would have resulted in .01 celsius warming and avoided over 100 years. by the year 2100, it would cost $154 billion per year. that is not a good
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use of money. in the natural gas industry, we have done more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cap and trade policies, treaties, we have done that through market forces and increasing the supply of natural gas and electricity generation. you have raised several interesting points. the us is still contributes 1596 points. the us is still contributes 15% of global emissions of carbon. also, this is a voluntary agreement. why couldn't president trump have renegotiated this deal and stayed at the table, which is what we are hearing that big businesses in america want? the plan which was the basis for the united states' participation, that was the main policy that president obama put forward , policy that president obama put forward, that has been deemed unlawful by the supreme court. it doesn't make sense to carry forward with our participation when that was
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the main focus of it. staying at the table is not a good reason when it is costing the economy $154 billion per year. there are better ways to spend our money and createjobs, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. the economy in the us is moving away from emissions, natural gas is becoming a far bigger provider. fracking is becoming a huge industry. there is a natural move away from this area. jobs are also being lost because of this move, he is not going to be able to bring those back. the other point is that federal states are going to be able to make their own decisions. the governor of california has said they are going to work with china to cut carbon emissions. how much of an impact is this decision really going to make? we still get about one
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third of our electricity from coal, less tha n third of our electricity from coal, less than one third from natural gas. because us suppliers have increased production so much through fracking, we have such an abundant supply that we are competing with coal and increasing our electricity generation. that is what is driving emissions reductions. we have reduced greenhouse gas emissions more than any other developed country. we are leading, not by staying at the table with an ineffective international treaty, but by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. thank you for your time. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. president trump has asked the us supreme court to allow his revised travel ban that targets visitors from six mainly—muslim countries. it follows an earlier decision by several lower courts that the ban violated constitutional rights.
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the attorney general said the verdict thwarted mr trump's effort to protect us national security. british police say they have so far found no records of any calls to the anti—terrorist hotline in relation to the manchester bomber, despite a number of people saying they had reported concerns over salman abedi's behaviour. it comes as new security camera footage was released , showing abedi in the four days leading up to the attack that killed 22 people. a new study has shown that the annual number of global child deaths caused by diarrhoea fell by a third between 2005 and 2015. researchers put it down to better access to clean water and sanitation, and lower levels of childhood malnutrition. the embattled president of venezuela, nicolas maduro, has pledged to hold a referendum to allow the people to decide on his plans for a new constitution. his promise came hours after the chief prosecutor, luisa ortega, said plans for a constituent assembly to rewrite the existing constitution threatened to eliminate democracy rather than increase it. the italian artist raphael, one of the great masters
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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, that shows us where he's going,
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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
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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, 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. football now, and lyon have won the women's league after beating paris st germain to retain their title. it was six all in the penalty shootout, when the lyon goal keeper scored the decisive spot kick. they are now
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—— lyon are now european champions for a record—equalling fourth time — fourth time — and they're also the first team to win back—to—back "trebles" and a reminder of our top story. reports from the philippines say at least thirty—four bodies have been recovered from a casino in the capital manila, hours after it was attacked by a gunman. police and fire officials said most of the victims had died of suffocation. the man fired shots from an assault rifle and set fire to gaming tables, sending hundreds of customers fleeing at the resorts world casino. the authorities initially feared a terror attack but later said it was likely to have been a bungled robbery. the gunman was found dead in a room at the casino. stay with us on bbc world news. good morning. it's been a funny old week. we have seen everything, heat, humidity, downpours. a little more straightforward as we go into the weekend. a fresher breeze, but some decent spells of sunshine and a few scattered showers. the game changer arrived on thursday. this swell of
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cloud moving in, introducing fresh airfrom the cloud moving in, introducing fresh air from the west. it brought a change on thursday. 15 degrees in the north—west, a hot and humid afternoon in the south—east. as we continue through friday, bad weather front will push its way somewhat erratically. weakening front will push its way somewhat erratically. wea kening as front will push its way somewhat erratically. weakening as it moves through the pea ks erratically. weakening as it moves through the peaks and pennines into the midlands, behind that, not too bad. ahead of it, some sharp and thundery downpours. i suspect for northern ireland and western scotland, it will be a better day than yesterday. a degree or so warm up. temperatures into the high teens with some sunshine and a few showers. sunny spells across the north—west. a legacy of cloud through wales and the midlands. redundantly dry and warm. 19— 20 degrees not out of the question, could see 27 in the south—east. the potential of some sharp and thundery downpours as that weather front clears away. it will clear away on
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friday night and then we will start to feel fresh air moving in from the atlantic. more comfortable for trying to sleep as we go through friday night into saturday morning. temperatures 9— 15. the weekend, not bad. a good deal of dry weather. an area of low pressure and out in the atlantic. drifting in these organised bands of showers, particularly into the north and west. a sunny start for much of england and wales. a pleasant start. some showers into northern ireland and western scotland. anywhere on the fringes could see a shower. not as warm as it has been, 20 degrees in the south—east. mid to high teens likely in the north and west. peak performance on sunday. you might need to keep an eye on the showers in the south—west, but generally speaking, not bad at all. take care. this is bbc world news.
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the headlines — reports from the philippines say at least 34 bodies have been recovered from a casino in the capital manila hours after it was attacked by a gunman. police and fire officials said most of the victims died of suffocation. 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. there's been swift international criticism of the withdrawal. in a joint statement, germany, italy and france warned donald trump that the paris agreement could not be renegotiated. the french president, emmanuel macron, said there could be no plan b, because there was no planet b. the white house has asked the us supreme court to reinstate a travel ban on people from six mainly muslim countries. it follows an earlier decision by several lower courts that the ban
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