hello, this is bbc news. the top stories, and another huge cyber attack on the way damaging energy, banks, factories, shops and transport. after britain's worst sporting disaster, the families find out if anyone is to face criminal charges. scientists may have the a nswer charges. scientists may have the answer is for those who do not like needles. and experts view under the cyber attack. toshiba announces another delay in raising the cash it needs for its chip unit. thank you forjoining us. a
large—scale cyber attack which began in ukraine is continuing its spread gci’oss in ukraine is continuing its spread across the globe. the virus freeze as computers and then demand the payment of a ransom. a danish shipping group, an american pharmaceutical company, a british advertising firm are some that have been hit. out tech expertjoins us. one to get a sense, it is this still spreading? i think it is. there is no killswitch in the same way that previous attacks have had. it is very sophisticated, using a number of methods to break into computers and from their spread to wider networks and when it does get into the networks, it encrypts files,
locking them up. it is worth saying that we do not know if people who paid the ransom have had theirfiles returned. security experts are still picking through the code of this attack to sit where it may have come from and who might be behind it and how it can be stopped. if you do not pay this ransom, you are stark. how long before it is going to be resolved? well, i mean, even the files are encrypted, lockdown, and you do not have the encryption key then you cannot get to those files and good security practice, particularly for businesses, would peter have backup files. it is worth saying, we have seen many security
experts looking at ransomware element of this attack and it seems a small part of it. it is an open discussion is whether is a diverse if attack for one which is bigger. particularly in the ukraine. there are aspects that would suggest ukraine is the primary target so it could be this is a small part of a wider effort to disrupt systems. this seems so global and widespread, is this in another league? it is certainly more sophisticated than the attack we saw a month ago, the wannacry at tack. if companies had
systems which are up to date this would not be an issue for them. there are patches available which would have prevented this attack harming companies. while wannacry should have been a huge wake—up call, the companies around the world, not all heeded that morning and did something about it. while it isa and did something about it. while it is a sophisticated attack, not enough lessons were learnt previously. 2008 is ago, 96 men, women and children —— 96 years ago, liverpool fans were caught in a crush when their team were playing. today, families of victims will gather to hear if any individuals or
organisations will be charged for their deaths. # walk on # walk on, with hope in your heart... it was a moment of history, the inquest‘s finding last year that 96 liverpool fans were unlawfully killed at hillsborough. for theirfamilies, it was justice, but their legal journey did not end there. steve kelly lost his brother michael in the disaster. he's spent the 28 years since then calling for those responsible to be held accountable. tomorrow he and the other families will discover whether anyone is to face criminal charges. there's got to be this accountability. it's paramount in this whole case to give the families respite and the survivors of hillsborough and you know, to truly let us put to rest the 96. it's got to. the fans were killed when the terraces at the sheffield ground became overcrowded during the 1989 fa cup semifinal. since 2012, there have been two criminal inquiries into hillsborough.
operation resolve investigated the day of the disaster. it identified 15 key suspects. offences considered include gross negligence manslaughter. one of those waiting to hear whether he will face charges is former chief superintendent david duckenfield, who was the south yorkshire police match commander. the police watchdog, the ipcc, investigated cover—up allegations, identifying eight key suspects. it considered offences including misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice. the former west yorkshire chief constable, sir norman bettison, has revealed that he's been treated as a suspect by the ipcc. it isn't known whether he wailface charges. hundreds of investigators have been working from these offices for the last four years at a cost of £100 million. there is an expectation that charges will be brought, after such a long wait and such large—scale effort. the hillsborough families have long campaigned for justice.
tomorrow morning, they'll be told whether, nearly 30 years after the disaster, anyone is to stand trial and ultimately face jail. judith moritz, bbc news, warrington. looking at some of the stories making the news. five chechen man on trial for the making the news. five chechen man on trialfor the murder of making the news. five chechen man on trial for the murder of the making the news. five chechen man on trialfor the murder of the russian opposition made land of theirfate later in the day of all stop the jury later in the day of all stop the jury began deliberations on tuesday but failed to reach a conclusion. he was shot dead in 2015 metres from the kremlin. this is the highest profile murder since vladimir putin came to power. three days of talks on cyprus rededication begin in switzerland. the talks have been led by the united nations with the
leaders of greek and turkish cypriot communities. taking part along with foreign ministers of turkey, greece and britain. nicolas maduro has announced the supreme court has come under attack from a police helicopter. he described it as an act of terrorism. action against what has been disguised as a criminal government. the swedish actor known for the girl with the dragon tattoo has died. he played villains in hollywood. cyber attacks are targeting everybody, it seems. lots of businesses is that did. another huge cyber attack affecting
businesses and organisations across the world. banks, retailers, energy firms and transport networks. many companies cannot access their computer systems. it was first detected in the ukraine but has spread across the globe. it appears at least 35 people have paid out more than a thousand $8,000 of bitcoin to the people behind the ra nsomwa re bitcoin to the people behind the ransomware dog some of the biggest companies have been hit. another company is the biggest shipping line, basque. both in new york and newjersey ports line, basque. both in new york and new jersey ports have line, basque. both in new york and newjersey ports have been closed as with the harbour in rotterdam. businesses are facing delays in moving goods around the world. more on that in about 20 minutes time. we will also be talking about toshiba because they say they have failed to
summarise a day to sell their chip business to their preferred buyer. there was an annual general meeting but there it was a delay. it could be delisted from the tokyo stock exchange. 18 $18 billion to avoid that fate and to cover the huge losses incurred by its us division. thank you very much. senate republicans have delayed a vote in their proposed health—care bill in their proposed health—care bill in the us. it will not happen before the us. it will not happen before the fourth ofjuly holiday. that announcement by mitch mcconnell is another setback to replace the system introduced by barack obama. healthcare, it is one of the thorniest and most divisive issues
in america. it was the centrepiece of barack obama's administration. renovations that it could also cost 22 million american their health coverage. that it could also cost 22 million american their health coveragelj would american their health coverage.” would like to thank my colleagues for joining would like to thank my colleagues forjoining me to discuss the jawdropping report. it confirms what dog is, patient advocates, democrats and republicans have been saying for weeks. trunk care will lead to higher cost, less care and to tens of millions of americans left without any insurance. needing a legislative victory to deflect attention from the ongoing russia in this occasion, the president summoned senators to the white house in search of a solution which even he seemed to except may prove yet
elusive. we are going to see what we can do. we are getting close but for the country we have to have healthcare and it cannot be obamacare which is melting down. the other side is saying all sorts of things before the bill was out. this would be great if we get it done. if we did not get it done, it is something we are not going to like and it is ok and i understand that. republican leaders say negotiations are will continue following the july four recess. but they are not ruling out doing a deal with the democrats. the main thing is the status quo is unsustainable it will be built in two ways, either republicans will agree and change the status quo. or the markets will continue to pull out and we will have to sit down with senator schuman and my
suspicion is it will include none of the reforms. allowing additional time could bring republican lawmakers on board orica deep opposition, depending on the pressure they face from constituents during the recess. plans to repeal and replace obamacare are not dead but they face considerable challenges. still to come, the dissident chinese artist, ai weiwei ai weiwei, tells us artist, ai weiwei ai weiwei, tells us what inspired his latest work. members of the of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade center armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a rightful claim on certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner." cheering and applause
chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that onjune 8th, god told him to plead guilty, and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie which, for 29 years, has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: computer systems around the world have been hit by a major cyber—attack which has targeted banks, retailers, energy firms and transport networks.
prosecutors in britain will announce whether anyone will face criminal charges in connection with the 1989 hillsborough football disaster. 96 liverpool fans died. theresa may has said the country must hold a national investigation following the tail—block fire in london earlier in the month. at least 79 people lost their lives and there are question marks over the cladding that was used on the building. it's not just britain that is concerned about safety. as tim allman reports. the fire may have taken place in london, but its consequences are also being felt elsewhere. this is wuppertal in western germany. more than 70 people have been evacuated from this 11 storey tower block. after the grenfell tower, local officials aren't prepared to take any risks.
translation: we have here a building with a similar structure to the building in london that burned down. we have an easily flammable cladding and at the same time an emergency exit situation in which you can reach the staircase only via balconies. we've decided we can't take the responsibility for people living here as long as the situation is like this. the residents will be given no place to stay while the building is made safe but for many this came completely out of the blue. translation: i came back home from work and i saw the police and then we were told we had to leave in 15 minutes. i'm shocked, i don't know what's happening. in london, the burnt out shell of grenfell tower, a reminder of the terrible events that happened here. bodies are still being identified, checks of other buildings are being carried out. officials say so far cladding in 95 buildings have failed fire safety tests. a 100% failure rate so far.
the government says around 600 buildings will be tested across the uk. the bbc has learned all of london's councils were warned about the potential danger of cladding a month before the grenfell fire. but how many more tower blocks pose a potential danger in britain and across the world? tim allman, bbc news. you might wonder what this is. if you don't like injections, this might be the answer. the lancet journal has talked about a painless micro— needle which can administer the flu vaccine. it is like a plaster with small needles in it simple enough for people to stick it on themselves. let's face it, few people enjoy
injections but vaccines administered this way such as the flu j save millions of lives are round—the—world and now scientists have carried out trials involving 100 people where the influenza vaccine is given out like this instead —— flu jab. it may look like a plaster for a instead —— flu jab. it may look like a plasterfor a small cart instead —— flu jab. it may look like a plaster for a small cart but zoom in and you will see 100 locus —— microscopic molecules. it contains tiny needles easily applied through the skin. the vaccine is therefore released immediately afterwards. we have prepared in the trial the micro— needle patch to a regular influenza shot and the microneedle patch did great as far as inducing
antibodies. here in the uk you can get a flu jab easily by coming to the local pharmacy but many people still choose not to — sometimes because they are worried about needles. it is a bigger challenge in developing countries where it can be much more difficult to get vaccines to the people who need them. influenza kills between one quarter and half a million people around the world every year. the very young and the elderly are particularly at risk, along with pregnant women. like many vaccines, flu shots need to be kept cold right up until the moment they are administered. that can be very difficult for health facilities in remote rural areas with limited power supplies.” facilities in remote rural areas with limited power supplies. i think this is potentially a game changer that we have here. we have a technology that potentially we could use for not just flu vaccines technology that potentially we could use for notjust flu vaccines by four vaccines more generally. we could do away with needles —— but for. the vaccines appeared to be sta ble for. the vaccines appeared to be stable at a0 degrees for a year or more, which is really good. so
potentially this could be a lot cheaper than current technology. and you don't need trained staff to administer them. most people in the study said the patch was painless but some experienced mild side—effects for a few days such as redness and itching. the researchers at the university and the george institute of that knowledge is say it will be a few years before the patch will be widely available and more studies are needed —— institute of technology. the ultimate goal is for people to buy vaccines from the sheu for people to buy vaccines from the shelf and administer them themselves. 0k, ok, some sports news. we start with a record—breaking effort from the england women's cricket team in the world cup taking place in the uk. they posted their highest ever world cup score to secure the first winner of the tournament against pakistan. one of the interesting things about the women's world cup in england is ita the women's world cup in england is it a city venues you might not normally associate with international cricket. i am
approaching grace road leicester. a well renowned first—class cricket ground in england and very proud to be an international venue for the women's world cup. it is where pakistan are based for the tournament and it is where england came after the shock defeat in their first game, looking for confidence and form, and they found it. they we re and form, and they found it. they were two wickets down early on against pakistan. pakistan chose to bowl. this decision with overcast conditions. the limitations in bowling and fielding were exposed by heather knight, captain, who made her first century heather knight, captain, who made herfirst century in heather knight, captain, who made her first century in one—day international cricket, and there alongside her was nat sciver, exciting hitter who england really believe in for the future. four sixes she hit in her innings, seven england hit in total and their score of 377 was the highest ever total in world cup cricket. how could
pakistan respond ? well, world cup cricket. how could pakistan respond? well, isa shiffar made 50 and looked at home in this company. but they were never going to get near that kind of scoring. and when the rain came to end things, it well, it was almost mercifulfor things, it well, it was almost merciful for pakistan. the covers came on and england could celebrate a victory which could give them confidence as the hosts in the knowledge that they will be receiving a sterner test to come. when england played germany at football it is often the outcome is inevitable — a penalty shootout victory for the germans. it has happen at the under 21 championships in poland after extra time in the euros and nathan redmond missed the penalty for england, which means that the germans will play spain in friday's fine with the spanish beating italy in the other semi—final. if you've ever played football, what do you do when someone is trying to
get past year? you try to tackle them or pull the shirt without the referee noticing. in the norwegian league on sunday paulo was so upset with being overtaken... i don't think the referee spotted it... yes, he did, clearly. both of them were booked after they came together as a result of that. that is just... well, what can i say? at fine. —— quite funny. the chinese artist ai wei—wei is a well known champion of human rights — views that led to his own detention in china in 2011. this week he's in washington promoting one of his most significant works — lego—brick portraits of people he calls freedom fighters. you can see his work at the hirshhorn gallery, and that's where jane o'brien caught up with him. ai weiwei came up with the idea for trace, a sprawling portrait project, when he was incarcerated by the chinese authorities in 2011. he uses lego bricks to create pixelated images of 126 people he considers to be
prisoners of conscience, or free—speech activists. they have strong beliefs. they are very brave. in most circumstance, they know they could lose their life. they know they will lose all they have. most of the people you portray here have been imprisoned by repressive regimes. but some of your portraits are of people who have been imprisoned in the united states. how do you think visitors will react to that? for many visitors they would be surprised because very often we think we are living in a free world or free society. i think this is a very shallow thinking. so we include chelsea manning, who is so brave for me. like most of ai weiwei's works, trace was constructed by others following his design. it was first shown on the site of the notorious prison of alcatraz and its transfer to washington comes
at a time of heightened debate about the meaning of truth in politics, fake news and the power of social media. a medium ai weiwei has mastered. what impact do you think president donald trump has when he uses social media? i often heard a lot of criticism, but i also think it's what we want to know, how this guy really thinks about or even the mistakes this guy can make, but the discussion is still always on the surface. it's not a really in the more profound way. audiences may not sympathise with the motives of everyone portrayed in trace, but the broader aim of ai weiwei's work is to raise questions about the nature of freedom and how it is protected or violated by governance. jane o'brien, bbc news, washington. hello, good morning.
really since the start of the week the weather has turned, we've seen much more rain around. this picture was taken at swanage in dorset. instead of the sunshine of monday we had the rain of tuesday. a lot of rain far and wide across the uk, 56 millimetres of rain already on the isle of man, and then more recently we've seen the wettest weather developing in the south—east, spilling into east anglia. both those areas seeing about a month's worth of rain injust 2a hours or so. and with the rain developing more widely, particularly in england and wales, and with some heavy rain too, a lot of water on the roads, surface spray, even into the morning rush—hour, it could be quite tricky on the roads if you are going to be travelling. you can see how extensive the rain is across england and wales by wednesday morning. still some heavy bursts of rain too. briefly some rain for northern ireland but much of scotland may well stay dry. may well brighten up towards the south—east but unlikely to do so in the south—west of england, the threat of more rain coming in here. and the rain never really clears away from wales. if it does brighten up and turns a bit warmer in the south—east later, we could trigger
a few heavy showers. but further north, much cooler across the north midlands, especially northern england with the rain. quite a keen wind blowing in off the north sea. it should turn a bit drier, perhaps a little bit brighter for northern ireland, and this time the driest weather is going to be across scotland on wednesday. but again chilly with the winds off the north sea. that rain, though, continues to push its way northwards through wednesday evening and wednesday night, so it will turn wetter in scotland and northern ireland too. the rain still around across northern england and north wales, but to the south and south—east it may well be dry. quite a warm night as well but the big story, the rain that isjust continuing. but this time in a different area really on thursday. so the wettest weather going to be for scotland and northern ireland. eventually it turns a bit drier for northern england. for many parts of northern england and wales, it may be a drier day, some brighter skies, a bit of warmth as well and some humidity. but further north where we have the rain and still the winds coming in from the east or north—east, it will feel cold. quite a bit colder than it should do for
this time of the year. low pressure responsible for all the rain, which doesn't really know weather it's coming or going. as we've seen its moving northwards for a while, but into friday that low pressure dragster rain back southwards again into england and wales, where we could see some heavy bursts of rain, especially in the east of england. turning drier this time, though, for scotland and northern ireland. some sunshine but again a stronger wind, this time coming in from the north. now, pressure over the weekend should be a little bit higher. not completely dry but it will be drier and warm when the sun comes out. this is bbc world news, the headlines: families of the 96 people who died in the hillsborough football disaster will be told this morning whether anyone will face criminal charges. a cyber attack is causing chaos across the world and experts say it is more sophisticated than wannacry.