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about an vigil here this evening in about an hour to reflect on the events. hello and welcome to 100 days plus. sniffer dogs have been sent into grenfell tower with the grim task of finding bodies. at the moment we know 17 people were killed in the blaze — as the last of the fires are dampened down, specialist teams are now working inside the tower to secure parts of the building. we know there will be more. it is the upper floors that will be more challenging and need additional shoring to get in there. the size of this building, it could take weeks. i want to be realistic, it is a very long process. there are lots of questions. where did the fire start, how did it spread so quickly? the prime minister, who visited the scene today, has ordered a full public inquiry. this is the view right now of what remains of the tower — we'll be live in west london for the latest. also, congressman steve scalise remains in critical condition he was shot at a baseball
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practice yesterday. but tonight his colleagues, both republicans and democrats will go ahead with their annual game. it's a rare show of political unity. less unified, president trump hits back at reports he is under investigation for obstruction ofjustice. he calls it the biggest witch hunt in history. and the australian prime minister pokes fun at donald trump's winning ways. we'll let you judge the impersonation. i am christian fraser in london, katty kay is in washington. we still don't know how many people died in the grenfell tower blaze police say it will be more than the
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current death toll, which stands at 17. and such is the destruction inside the building it could take firefighters weeks to recover the remains. today sniffer dogs, much lighter than people, and specially trained to locate bodies, have been sent into the building to help with the search. 37 people remain in hospital, 17 are in critical care. our home affairs editor mark easton has this report. slowly, inch by painstaking inch, fire officers continue their grim and dangerous work. amid the soot—blackened shell of what was once home to hundreds are some who did not make it out. exactly how many, we do not know, but the emergency services are warning the scale of this tragedy is yet to become clear. sadly, i can confirm the number of people who have died is now 17. we do believe that number will sadly increase. there are 37 people receiving treatment, of which 17 are still in critical care. the agony of a wounded neighbourhood
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is written on a wall, the desperation of people searching for family and friends. prayers and solace from near and far. for the past two days, jason garcia has been searching for his 12—year—old cousin jessica urbano. i feel helpless, really. we are hoping that, by putting up posters, sharing her image on social media, and talking to people like yourself, that maybe someone with information will get in touch. syrian refugee mohammed alhajali, an engineering student seeking a better life in britain, was named by his family today as having died in the fire. people crave answers, but complain of delays and evasion. at the moment we are grieving, but there is a bubbling anger underneath and we want to see somebody held accountable for this. the love and generosity that has poured into north kensington
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in the last couple of days cannot make up for the numbing sense of loss. the prime minister made a private visit to the scene today, speaking to emergency workers before announcing there will be a full public inquiry into what went wrong. when i spoke to the emergency services, they told me the way this fire progressed and how it took hold of the building was rapid, ferocious and unexpected. we have to get to the bottom of this. the truth has got to come out, and it will. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn also went to north kensington, insisting he would speak up for the community. shock and grief are being joined by outrage and anger. the questions are raining down, rather like the charred lumps of cladding which locals are holding up as possible evidence that people were housed in a preventable death trap. this tower block fire looks just like north kensington. they came in and said, "get out, get out, evacuate now." but it was three years ago in melbourne, australia.
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and the similarities do not stop there. those of us who have been around for 30 years or more have never seen a fire develop in this way. in my 29 years in the london fire brigade, i have never seen a fire of this nature, and i have seen many high—rise fires. we never expected to see a high—rise fire that would spread so quickly from the eighth floor to the 21st floor. in london, the fire raged from the ground to the 24th floor in less than half an hour. attention in australia focused on the building's aluminium cladding, an inquiry blaming cheaper plastic fibre backed cladding rather than mineral fibre backed. the same distinction is being made about grenfell tower, although the authorities insist building regulations were followed. london mayor sadiq khan was heckled by a small group of people on a visit to grenfell tower today. i don't want to hear his rubbish. feelings are running high. understandably, the residents are very angry and concerned
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and have genuine questions that demand answers and so whereas... someone needs to be held accountable. these deaths could have been prevented! the concerns are notjust about what went wrong in north kensington, they are also about what could go wrong in thousands of tower blocks across britain. residents at trellick tower, who can see grenfell tower from their balconies, now have a constant and disturbing reminder of the risks of high—rise living. our colleague ben brown has been in west london today. it has been an agonising two days for the families of the missing, going from hospitals, to care centres, looking for information. for some of them, there is no news? that's right. it is a terrible period of uncertainty that could last for days, christian. people walking around the streets with
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pictures and photographs of loved ones, begging for information. people still, almost two days on, in floods of tears, very distressing indeed. as you saw in that report, there is some raw anger really bubbling up. people demanding a nswe i’s. bubbling up. people demanding answers. anybody in authority, almost, is being challenged. we know that the death toll is 17 at the moment. it is expected to rise. the number of people in hospital is 30, with 15 in critical care. as well as the physical injuries, there are mental injuries, people that escaped from grenfell tower, but who will be traumatised for a long time. we are going to talk about that with doctor alistair bailey, a clinical psychologist, based very nearby. you are going to be dealing with some of theseissues are going to be dealing with some of these issues of trauma. what services can you offer to people that may escaped from grenfell tower and got to live with the awful things that they heard and saw that
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night? yes, we have an initial response on the ground. we have been here since yesterday morning, coordinating a response with partners in the community to offer advice and support to people that have been affected. pointing them in the direction of areas where they can get further advice and support. we anticipate that, for some people, their difficulties, the distress they feel, symptoms such as fear, anxiety, terror, flashbacks and nightmares will continue. for those people, we are planning a response for the next few weeks where they can get trauma focus therapy or therapy for bereavement. sometimes, that kind of post traumatic stress can last for months or years? correct. we know that for some people the reactions to traumatic events, such as flashbacks and nightmares, subside over the first few weeks and months. for some people, they persist. for those people, they persist. for those people, we know that unless they get good quality, effective therapy, symptoms are likely to persist for a
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numberof symptoms are likely to persist for a number of years. that is why we are really keen for people to access help through our services. survivor guilt is very common, isn't it? people that made it out of there, they know they are lucky to be alive but they almost feel guilty that they are? correct. a lot of people will feel guilty that they have survived and others haven't. there may also feel guilty about things they did or didn't do, within the dramatic event. —— traumatic event. for those people, it may be a difficult road to recovery and we would like to help them. you have experience of this from previous terror attacks in london? yes, myself personally and our services, we experienced the 7th ofjuly bombings and the paddington rail crash. we have experience of working with people that have been subject to terrible events such as this. there is also the distress i was talking about, people that don't know what has happened to their loved ones. you go up to them in the
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streets, they are looking for family and friends, sobbing uncontrollably? for those people, it is attending to very basic needs around housing and safety. there are so much uncertainty that might not be resolved for a considerable time, about what has happened to their loved ones? that is very, very difficult for those affected. that is why it is important to get the right answers and messages to those people as quickly as possible. good luck, i know you are offering a lot of help to people in distress, he was traumatised. that is dr alistair bailey, a clinical psychologist at nearby sir charles hospital. if you have concerns, there is a casualty bureau number. the casualty bureau can be reached 0800 0961233. from the scene of the disaster, for
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now, back to the studio. you look at those pictures, we are sadly used to seeing huge blazes like that in poorer, developing countries. we are not used to seeing them in one of the richest neighbourhoods, in one of the richest cities, in one of the richest cities, in one of the richest countries in the world. i heard the home office minister, nick hurd, saying it is a national tragedy, it is also a national shame. it is a real national shame that this has happened in such a wealthy area of the world. that this has happened in such a wealthy area of the worldlj that this has happened in such a wealthy area of the world. i think you are absolutely right. it is a stain on the authorities that are supposed to be looking after people. many people in the city would say it isa stain many people in the city would say it is a stain on our collective conscious. this is part of the city where people take out their basements to build cinemas and what shrooms, and they spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on properties. and yet here you have a housing block where people have been complaining for years that pipes we re complaining for years that pipes were exposed, there was not proper access for emergency vehicles,
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emergency lighting didn't work, there were no fire doors, no sprinklers, electric wire problems, and that is before we talk about the cladding that seems to have funnelled the fire from top to bottom in less than half an hour. well, we will see where the inquiry leads to. in a few hours time a baseball game will start a couple of miles from our studio in washington. a rather special game, it turns out. it'll be played by members of congress — and after a man opened fire on the republican's practice session yesterday, an ordinary match takes on new meaning. steve scalise — the majority whip in the the house of representatives — who was shot at the practice is still said to be in a critical condition. president trump visited him last night in hospital. we do now have video of the attack, from a bystander. we are going to play you a clip to underline just how violent it was. rapid gunshots gunshots continue
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we hear those sounds went on for ten minutes. the attack was named as james hodgkinson, and he died from injuries sustained with the shoot out with the police. joining me is ron christie, a former adviser to george double u—boats. he worked as a congressional staffer, you live near this neighbourhood. we live in a country where we don't expect members of congress to have to worry about their lives. perhaps we have to start doing so? i am stunned and shocked. this is less than a mile from my house. i went to practice for this very baseball game. it brings it home how vulnerable you
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are, how vulnerable you can be in an open setting. we heard a tribute from those that were hurt in the attack last night. he spoke from the white house. we may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country. the president talking about the kind of unity that americans have all been talking about since that attack. but here he was a few hours later, coming out on twitter and talking about the investigation into his administration. i want to pick up with you, it is
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striking that the president got the tone right, he talked about unity, he talked about democrats and republicans coming together when he spoke from the oval office. within hours, what happened to the unity? he reverted back to form, this is donald trump being donald trump. he can't get it out of his mind, i should put the twitter down, i should put the twitter down, i should not comment on an ongoing investigation at this moment. 0n capitol hill, people are still very rattled. members of congress that i spoke to, they are still very much affected by this. you would think the president would be more introspective than to put out a tweet like that. introspection and as president, i don't think it is something we will see very often?” don't think it is unique to the united states. we had the same debate afterjo united states. we had the same debate after jo cox united states. we had the same debate afterjo cox was stabbed. that we needed more gentle politics. we reverted to type quite quickly. i was listening to another republican congressman who was there, he said he received a tweet from somebody
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who said to him, i wish you had been shot and i wish the president had been shot. suddenly, he is fearful for his safety in his own district. that is how some mps feel in the uk. there is no question about it. i have spoken to a couple of members of congress this morning who say they have a concealed carry permit to carry a weapon in their home district and they want to bring them to washington, dc now. i think, my goodness, have our politics devolves to this level that members feel they cannot be safe in their districts or in the united states capitol without bringing arms to protect themselves? ican bringing arms to protect themselves? i can tell you more about his tweet. it referred to reports here that robert mueller, the special counsel investigating russia's role in the 2016 election, is expanding his inquiry to examine whether president trump attempted to obstruct justice. this moves the investigation beyond the narrow issue of whether the trump campaign colluded with russia to affect the election — and into the realm of whether mr trump fired the former fbi directorjames comey in order to stop the investigation.
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here's mr trump in an interview on nbc news. regardless of recommendation, i was going to fire comey, knowing there was no good time to do it. and, in fact, when i decided tojust do it, i said to myself, i said, "you know, this russia thing with trump and russia is a made up story, it's an excuse." whenjames when james komi gave whenjames komi gave his testimony, he was asked why he had been fired. there's no doubt that it's a fairjudgment, it's myjudgment, that i was fired because of the russian investigation. i was fired, in some way, to change — or the endeavour was to change — the way the russia investigation was being conducted. that is a very big deal. this issue of expanding the reports
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that we get, that bob senedd robert mueller is expanding this to obstruction of justice, mueller is expanding this to obstruction ofjustice, how credible is that the president? to obstruct justice, you not only have to do it knowledgeably, you have to do it correctly. saying that i hope you can let this slide, that does not meet the legal test. yes, it was lea ked meet the legal test. yes, it was leaked this morning and people were saying that the investigation was expanded. as a lawyer, i say there is not enough evidence to warrant an obstruction of justice is not enough evidence to warrant an obstruction ofjustice charge at this point. if the white house donald trump had been looking at the possibility of getting rid of robert mueller, does the fact the president himself is now under investigation may cut harder? absolutely. in optics, it would be political suicide. there would be a cloud over the white house and people would say
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he has to be hiding something if he fired mueller. i think he has backed himself into a corner that he doesn't want to be in. and where doesn't want to be in. and where does he always go to? twitter. you said it doesn't meet the test at the moment, there are stories doing the rounds about the new director of intelligence that he had a similar james comey experience, he had been in the oval office, others were asked to leave, and he was asked to put pressure on james asked to leave, and he was asked to put pressure onjames comey get asked to leave, and he was asked to put pressure on james comey get the rush investigation dropped. if that comes out as part of a wider investigation, with that meet the test? it would look as if he had asked several people to stop the investigation. the president, being the head of the executive branch of government, it is within his sole discretion. he can fire people for any reason or no reason at all. from any reason or no reason at all. from a legal perspective, i don't believe his having a conversation with the director of national intelligence, or robert mueller, anybody else, say
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you have to let this go, i don't think admits that has to just yet. but the investigation is expanding andi but the investigation is expanding and i think there is more we will find out in the days ahead. if if he was to fire robert mueller, it would put investigation to bed, would put investigation to bed, would it? it would from a legal perspective. from a political perspective, everything would change. it would open up congressional inquiries in the house or senate. why would the president dismissed a special counsel appointed by his ownjustice department? i think it would bring the president more problems. i think he ought to take serious council not to fire this individual and let him do his investigation. thank you very much. i'm going to pick up on something he was saying, i have spoken to some people from around the world, particularly in europe and the uk, they keep asking me if the president is about to be
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impeached. we are a long, long way from that. the standard is incredibly high, legally. don't forget, we have republicans of the house of representatives and senate, and they would have to start proceedings. for the moment, republicans, at least congressmen and women, they feel donald trump is their guy. why would i want to start processes to get rid of him? just quickly, the media focused so much on this investigation and it bubbles on. there is this a view that it is maybe at the expense of his legislative programme, but at least he is pushing things in the background that are very conservative, which the left—wing media might have picked up? his supporters like that, and so things are happening under the presidency, they are just not getting much attention for it. at least seven people have died and more than 50 injured in an explosion outside the gates of a kindergarten in the chinese province ofjiangsu. the blast happened just as parents were picking up their kids at the end of the day.
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photos on state media show children and adults lying on the ground, some of them bleeding. unconfirmed media reports suggest that the blast could have been caused by a canister of cooking gas at a nearby food stall. that is just so sad. the jury in bill cosby‘s sexual assault trial say it's deadlocked, and unable to reach a verdict. 79—year—old cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a woman at his home in philadelphia in 200a. thejurors have been deliberating for more than 30 hours, and thejudge is urging them to continue doing so. president putin has held his annual televised phone—in, fielding questions and a good many complaints from russians for four hours. mostly it was about domestic matters, but he also dealt with questions over claims of russian meddling in last year's us presidential election. 0ur moscow correspondent, steve rosenberg, followed the broadcast. well, vladimir putin sat here for four hours answering questions. this is the 15th time he's done this marathon tv phone in, which is designed to portray him as father
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of the nation and mr fixit. and he was swamped with questions by russians, because, in a country like russia, where all key decisions are taken by one man, vladimir putin, many russians believe he is the only person in the country who can solve their problems. so, what did russians ask their president? well, they asked him why wages were so low in russia. one woman whose house had burned down asked him for a new house. residents of one town asked him to get rid of a giant rubbish tip on their doorstep. they also raised the issue of us—russian relations, which allowed president putin to joke he was ready to offer the former fbi chief james comey political asylum. translation: when the chief of the special service records a conversation with the commander—in—chief, and then passes it to mass media via his friend, what is the difference between the fbi director from mr snowden, then? isn't he the chief of the special service at that point? he becomes a human rights defender, he is defending a certain position.
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by the way, if any pursuit is applied to him in connection to this, we are also ready to provide political asylum for him in russia. let him know about that. afterwards, i asked president putin about the recent anti—government street protests. on monday, protesters were shouting, "russia without putin", and "one, two, three — putin it's time to leave." when you hear that, do you find the street protest threatening? translation: when i hear this, i look at what is happening in other countries. we all know how political processes work there. we know of several cases of political longevity. in principle, this is quite normal, provided it is within the bounds of democratic procedures and it's within the law. no—one has so far broken the law in russia for staying in power too long. this is always a highly choreographed event. but what was interesting about this year's phone in were the comments and questions that popped up on screen that were critical of vladimir putin personally. 0ne comment read like this,
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the whole of russia thinks you've sat too long on the throne. that suggests to me that the kremlin has come to the conclusion that it is counter—productive to pretend the whole of russia loves president putin. i think his performance today will have satisfied his supporters, but i don't think it will have won over his critics. kudos to steve for getting a question into vladimir putin. i'm not sure many journalists question into vladimir putin. i'm not sure manyjournalists did that. you're watching 100 days plus from bbc news. still to come for viewers on bbc world news and the bbc news channel — more on the london tower block fire, we follow two families searching for relatives. and president trump wasn't especially complimentary of qatar the other week, so why is he selling them american arms? that's still to come on 100 days plus, from bbc news. good evening. subtle changes with
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the weather story through the course of the day today, courtesy of a cold front that moved through, not producing much in a way of rain. ahead of it, hot and humid for a time. 26 degrees in kent. behind it, fresher conditions, 12 degrees and a rash of showers across northern ireland, in particular central and western areas of scotland, even with the odd rumble of thunder. for the next few hours, those showers should ease in intensity. we keep a fair amount of low cloud and some drizzle into the far north—west. clear skies further south. a comfortable night for sleeping. 12 or 1a, not as humid as it has been. the best of the sun shine through central and southern areas for friday morning. a little bit offair areas for friday morning. a little bit of fair weather cloud further north, and all the time that south—westerly breeze across the west coast of scotland driving in a
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fairamount of low west coast of scotland driving in a fair amount of low cloud. some outbreaks of drizzly rain. in eastern areas, some brightness and temperatures will respond. sunshine and northern ireland, 20 degrees will be pleasant enough. a scattering of isolated showers across the lake district, maybe. for england and north wales, the cloud should remain fairly well broken and pleasa nt should remain fairly well broken and pleasant enough. we could see 22 or 23. not as hot or humid as it has been. nevertheless, for much of england and south wales, it will be dry and sunny. through friday night, it stays pretty quiet across england and wales. we keep that low cloud, we keep that drizzle into the far north—west. again, there's temperatures likely to settle in the mid teens. we start saturday morning ona mid teens. we start saturday morning on a promising note. for many of us there could be a good deal of dry weather for the weekend, with there could be a good deal of dry weatherfor the weekend, with high pressure still in the driving seat. across the top, the high pressure allows the frontal systems to push into the north—west. here, always a
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little bit more on the breezy side, with showery outbreaks of rain. further south, some sunshine and temperatures responding. 28 degrees is 82 fahrenheit. as we move into sunday, the potential, across england and wales, most likely to be in the south—east, a high of 30 degrees. if that is too hot and you wa nt to degrees. if that is too hot and you want to head to the coast, paddle with the kids, these are the sea temperatures, 1114 degrees. take care. “— temperatures, 1114 degrees. take care. —— 11 or 14 degrees. it seems almost impossible the number of dead will not rise considerably. lucy manning reports on two families search for relatives. a warning that you might find the details distressing. mohammed hakim fears he's lost everyone — his mother, father, two brothers and sister. all his extended family supporting him now rushed to the fire when the calls of panic came. i spoke to her and the last few words she said to me was, please forgive me if i've said anything to upset you or hurt you.
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i don't think we're going to make it out of the building. they were supposed to be celebrating next month. his sister, huwna, was getting married, but the entire family were trapped on the 17th floor. and they were reciting from the koran. and it wasjust heartbreaking, and then itjust cut out. and then i rang husna. she was, like, we're not going to make it, we can't make it, we can see flames under the door. we can see flames under the door. i kept saying, try and put things under the door to stop the smoke coming in and get as low as you can come and open the windows. someone's going to come, callthe fire brigade, do something. and then she stopped talking. all i could hear was this crackling noise in the background, because the phone was still on, but she wasn't saying anything. the not knowing is killing me. i really need to find out where they are. the family stood helpless outside,
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unable to rescue them. this is the worst thing i remember in my life. i saw my uncle, from the 17th floor. he opened the window. he kept shouting, "please, help us, get us out." he was saying allah's name, and all this. i kept looking at him, helpless. mohammed, it must be extremely difficult, just not knowing? not losing one member of my family, but losing all five, the whole, entire family. i don't have my parents any more and you only get one set of parents in this world. and i had three siblings. they are all gone, in the space of a couple of hours, after leaving their house, they are all gone. and no—one wants to give us any information about their whereabouts,
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if they are still within the building, or not. they still have hope, but feel bereft of help. adel chaoui is another relative deep in grief and frustration. ba by leena belkadi, just six months old, is missing, along with her mum, farah, and her dad, 0mar. they eventually found two of the baby's sisters in hospital. we found one of the children there, the younger. my brother is looking around, and he is staring at another bed. and asks farah's older sister to have a look. farah's older sister says, "that's the other child, that's the older one." they were beds apart and nobody in authority was making any effort to identify them. you've had to do this all yourself? we've had to do it ourselves. so many families here are looking, hoping, dreading the news that may come. lucy manning, bbc news, west london. two family still looking for the
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children and there are so many others who do not know where they have lost. the american university student who was sent home tuesday from a prison in north korea, has a severe neurological injury. 0tto warmbier was detained for 17 months by the regime and it's not clear how he got the brain damage that has left him in a coma for over a year. but the family only learned about that a week ago. at a press conference his father spoke about their shock on hearing the news. mr warmbier said 0tto was "brutalized" by the north korean regime. the 22—year—old student had been sentenced to 15 years hard labour for vandalising a north korean propaganda poster. there's no excuse for the way the north koreans treated our son. and no excuse for the way they've treated many others. i call on them to release the other americans being held. no other family should endure what the warmbiers have. and joining us now is our state department correspondent barbara plett usher.
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so many confusing elements to this story. what is the state department saying about what happened to toe and when they found out? they haven't given many reasons when they found out and why he is in this state. in february, according to the white house timeline, the president told rex tillerson to do whatever he could to get the prisoners released. shortly after, the state department north korea envoy joys shortly after, the state department north korea envoyjoys is young had meetings. 0tto had not been seen with anyone until he was imprisoned. injune, there was an emergency meeting. they tell him about the coma that 0tto is
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in. then they took a plane to north korea and brought our toe back. in terms of why he is in this and why the north koreans were so slow in giving this information, the state department has not been say much about that. there was some criticism of the 0bama administration who had asked the family not to campaign publicly and i'm not sure the family are happy about that. there was some reporting that he had botulism or something like that shortly after that emotional scenes at of him being sentenced. how did it unfold? the north koreans have said he contracted botulism and was given a sleeping pill and went into a coma. in effect, fell asleep and never woke up. his family say that they don't believe it. they say he has a
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severe neurological injury that suggests violence. there are speculations that he was subjected to severe beatings. that is unusual, previous prisoners have been made to work hard and suffered verbal abuse but physical abuse has been unusual because they don't want somebody to die on their watch because they see them as bargaining chips. that has led people to conclude that it might have been an accident but it is an unusual outcome of an american prisoner taking in north korea. we wish him well. well 0tto warmbier‘s release coincided with dennis rodman's visit to pyongyang.
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the former nba star is a semi—regular visitor to north korea — but us officials say rodman's trip had nothing to do with the student's release. it's an especially sensitive time for qatar — it's at odds with its gulf neighbours who've cut off diplomatic ties, accusing qatar of funding jihadist groups across the middle east. and last week donald trump added to qatar's isolation saying it had been "a funder of terrorism at a very high level". so this might news is surprising — the us is selling 12—billion dollars worth of american arms to qatar. the defence secretary, jim mattis, signed the deal on wednesday. the qatari defence minister said the purchase of 36, f—15fighterjets will enable qatar to increase its own security and also support the us in operations against violent it's interesting that qatar have
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been hitting back pretty hard against isolation. saying that they we re against isolation. saying that they were the ones to allow the americans to keep a base there after saudi arabia kicked to the americans out. actually, the cat ambassador said that the attackers from 911, none of them were from qatar. the actual arms deal was in place during the 0bama administration. this is not a trump innovation but he has not blocked it. one week, he says it is a country that funds terrorism and the next week they announced a huge arms deal. there appears to be some confusion in the administration about how to treat qatar at the moment. we've had a lot of tragic stories. we wanted to bring you something else. well, i've seen some
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impressive trump impersonators on saturday night live, christian, but i'm not sure i was expecting the australian prime minister malcolm turnbull to try his hand at it — and frankly, i don't think the pm was expecting anyone else but his intended audience to see it. katty, a recording of mr turnbull‘s ‘off—the—record' performance at a ball was leaked by the australian network, channel nine — let's take a listen. mr turnbull was recorded mimicking trump at an off the record speech during a ball, the footage was leaked by australian channel nine news. the pair had famously not got off to the best start when president trump came to office. malcolm turnbull has since claimed it was a good humoured roast that was affectionately light—hearted and that the butt of the joke was himself... let's take a listen and see. to bea
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to be a fly on the wall for the next america australia conversation. president trump doesn't forget things. he didn't forget what siddique khan said about him during the course of the campaign. they had a bad conversation when mr trump first got into office. it seems that mr turnbull hasn't quite forgotten. i wonder how many other leaders around the world are having incidents like that. a manual macron last week at nato, do you remember that? they were all leaning over each other and sniggering behind their hands. there is a point, it is principally german by democrats but they are saying the world is laughing at us. maybe they are. ——
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driven. it will be interesting to see whether president trump tweets about this in the early hours of the morning. behind—the—scenes, i suspect mr turnbull would have liked that too stay behind—the—scenes. that is one hundred days plus for this week — get in touch with us using the hashtag #bbc100daysplus thanks for watching. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines at 19.43. the prime minister theresa may orders a full public inquiry into the fire that destroyed a residential tower block in west london.
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as the first victim of the fire is named by his family, a syrian refugee. the death toll rises to 18. the faces of some of those still unaccounted for. many of whom were trapped on the upper floors of the building. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. stirling climbing out of the red had an impact on the ftse100. let's return now to the investigation of that fire at the grenfell tower in west london. it'll be thejob it'll be the job of the public enquiry announced by the premised to
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provide the answers on everybody‘s mind. iwas provide the answers on everybody‘s mind. i was the hold allowed to take hold so quickly. david shukman looks at what can be done to improve safety in tower blocks. the london fire has triggered concern right across the country. in belfast, fire safety leaflets are being handed out by the housing authority. suddenly there's intense scrutiny at every detail of the arrangements to cope with the fire. and while there are questions about all tower blocks, the key focus is on ones that have been fitted with cladding. all day there's been pressure from safety experts for every council building to be made
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safer with sprinklers. people don't die in sprinkler buildings. a single death in a sprinkler building is a very, very extremely rare event anywhere in the world. multiple death is almost unheard of. one of many tragic aspects of this tower block disaster is that for years experts have warned of the dangers of fire. back in 2013, a coroner called for sprinklers to be fitted to existing council tower blocks. a fire in south london had killed six people, but the recommendation wasn't followed and sprinklers are usually only installed in new buildings. next, having just one staircase — like in grenfell tower — has repeatedly been criticised as a hazard, limiting the chance for people to escape and for firefighters to get in. and there have long been concerns about cladding,
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