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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name's mike embley. our top stories: one of the world's most senior roman catholic cardinals, george pell, has been charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse. tough new security measures unveiled for flights into the united states but there's no ban on laptop computers. hong kong police arrest democracy activists hours before president xi arrives to celebrate 20 years of chinese rule. the policeman who took on the london bridge attackers tells us about the moment he faced them alone. ijust had one voice in my head saying, don't go down, don't go down. and all i know is that i was swinging all over the place. hello.
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australia's most senior catholic figure, cardinal george pell, has been charged with multiple counts of sexually abusing children. cardinal pell, who's in charge of the vatican's finances, strongly denies the alleged offences, which are said to have happened in the 1970s. it's important to note that none of the allegations that have been made against cardinal pell have obviously been tested in any court yet. cardinal pell, like any other defendant, has a right to due process and so therefore it is important that the process is allowed to run its natural course. preserving the integrity of that process is essential to all of us. it is important that it is allowed to go through unhindered, and allowed to see natural justice for all involved, including cardinal pell and the complainants in this matter. for more on this we can speak to the bbc‘s phil mercer in sydney.
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is there any more information on this? these allegations take the issue of child abuse right to the door of the vatican. we've heard in the last short while a statement from george pell, cardinal pell, saying that he is willing to return to australia to defend himself. he has always strenuously denied any allegations of wrongdoing. always maintaining his innocence. safe to say these allegations made against him today will send shockwaves not just through the catholic church in australia but far beyond these shores. cardinal pell is australia's most senior catholic figure. he is the former archbishop of sydney and melbourne. he is in charge of finances at the vatican, which makes him one of the most senior catholics
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anywhere. and the police are saying there are several complainants. yes, more than one according to the police in the southern state of victoria. they have served these charges with cardinal pell‘s legal representatives in the city of melbourne. and it is there on the 18th ofjuly that cardinal pell will be required to attend an magistrates' court. police say there is more than one complainant, multiple charges of alleged historic child abuse, and we understand they date back to the 1970s in the victorian city of ballarat, where cardinal pell once worked. thank you very much for that. clearly more on this to come. the united states is introducing tough new security measures for flights into the country but has stopped short of a threatened expansion of its carry—on laptop ban. the secretary of homeland security john kelly said inaction was not an option as america's enemies were constantly working to find
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new ways to attack aircraft. the bbc‘s tim allman reports. somewhere in the region of 2000 commercialflights somewhere in the region of 2000 commercial flights arrive in the united states every single day. that's around 345,000 passengers from more than 100 different countries. the potential security risks are massive. so the new administration says it wants to do something about it. it is time that we raised the global baseline of aviation security. we cannot play international way, with each new threat. instead we must put in place new measures across the board to keep the travelling public safe and make it harder for terrorists to succeed. we are told the security measures will be both seen and unseen. they include the inherent screening of passengers and their electronic devices. there will be
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heightened security standards for aircraft and heightened security standards for aircraftand air heightened security standards for aircraft and air ports and additional locations where travellers can be cleared by us officials before they depart. but the trump administration has stopped short from expanding its ban on la pto ps short from expanding its ban on laptops being carried in hand luggage. in march the us imposed restrictions on flights from eight countries, most of them in the middle east. airports and airlines have been given three weeks to comply. if they don't a ban on electronic devices could be widened and some flights to the us may be suspended. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. a car has reportedly ramed the gates of the brazilian president's palace as pressure grows on michel temer to resign. a brazilian supreme courtjudge has sent a charge of corruption against mr temer to congress — the next move in a process which could see him removed from office. mr temer has denied allegations that he took any bribe from a meat processing company.
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united nations officials are saying at least 173 civilians have been killed this month in the syrian city of raqqa, where western—backed forces are trying to drive out the extremist group that calls itself islamic state. the office of the un high commissionerfor human rights says the casualty figure is probably a conservative estimate — the actual number may be much higher. a senior european union official has described the scale of migration across the mediterranean from north africa to italy as unsustainable. it's reported about 10,000 people have attempted the journeyjust in the past few days. italy has threatened to stop foreign boats landing rescued migrants at its ports. the eu commissionerfor migration said all member states have a humanitarian obligation to save lives. hong kong is braced for the arrival of the chinese president xi jinping. he is due to arrive in the next couple of hours to mark the 20th anniversary of hong kong's handover from britain to china.
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it's his first visit as chinese leader and protests are expected. 26 pro—democracy activists were arrested on wednesday. the last british governor of hong kong, chris patten, has said their campaign can't be ignored. the campaign to protect the rule of law, to protect due process, to stop people being abducted on the streets of hong kong with the chief executive turning and looking the other way, i think all that is really, really important and i don't think the rest of the world should ignore it. i think the way that china keeps its commitments and pledges in hong kong will tell people an awful lot about whether china can be trusted in this century. earlier i spoke to our correspondent juliana liu about the unrest that has been building there. we expect more protest to come but
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we don't think the president will come face—to—face with any of these demonstrators. he will be a writing around midday, he will be taken by motorcade — lots of security — to the area just behind me. he has a future it in his itinerary. according to the apple daily newspaper he will meet the palace museum in beijing, which was set up in hong kong, he will look at transport links between hong kong and china, he will be attending celebration events. of course, the major event is saturday morning when he will swear in the next chief executive of hong kong. he is likely to leave before the mass pro—democracy protest, which will be
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happening on the afternoon of saturday. so, he will be leaving before those marchers start. but of course he will no doubt be aware of them. 30 years of the hillsborough disaster six people including former police officers will face criminal charges. 96 liverpool fans died in a crush at the football ground in april 19 89. an inquest last year concluded the fans were unlawfully killed. 0n concluded the fans were unlawfully killed. on wednesday it was announced former chief superintendent david duckenfield will face charges of manslaughter by gross negligence and five other figures will also be prosecuted. donald trump is sounding optimistic that republicans can push through a bill to change healthcare. it's not looking good, though — senate leader mitch mcconnell has been forced to delay a vote — he failed to drum up enough support from his own party. but visiting the chicago cubs, president trump offered a teaser on what lies in store.
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healthcare is working along very well. we could have a big surprise with a great healthcare package so now they're happy. that do you mean by surprise, sir? i think yu're going to have a great, great surprise. some of the states that have given the most support to president trump are also places with the most people enrolled in 0bamacare. in the state of kentucky more than 420,000 people have been insured through the expansion of the programme for the poor called medicaid. from there laura bicker reports. this is what donald trump described as ‘forgotten america'. upstate kentucky used to be coal country. it is not any longer. it is now blighted by ill—health and an opioid crisis. let's have a look at things. how is your breathing? so i can focus on things other than getting that feeling every day. doctors say this kind of intervention will save money
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in the long run and save what is becoming a lost generation. this community is finding ways to look after its own after enduring so many changes. they hope that washington is listening and will not turn its back on them now. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: a sad ending to the story of the baby chimpanzee nemley rescued from animal traffickers in west africa. china marked its first day of rule in hong kong, with a series of spectacular celebrations. a huge firework display was held in the former colony. the chinese president, jiang zemin, said unification was the start
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of a new era for hong kong. the world's first clone has been produced of an adult mammal. scientists in scotland have produced a sheep called dolly that was cloned in a laboratory using a cell of another sheep. for the first time in 20 years, russian and american spacecraft have docked in orbit at the start of a new era of cooperation in space. challenger powered past the bishop rock lighthouse at almost 50 knots, shattering a record that had stood for 34 years. and there was no hiding the sheer elation of richard branson and his crew. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: one of the world's most senior roman catholic cardinals,
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george pell, has been charged in australia with multiple counts of historic child sexual abuse. the united states has announced tougher security measures for flights arriving from abroad but it won't be expanding a ban on laptop computers. security experts investigating the huge cyber attack that has hit organisations across the world, have discovered a vaccine that can stop the attack from infecting a machine but have so far fallen short of finding a "kill switch" to stop the cyber—virus from spreading. france's biggest bank, bnp paribas, and the french supermarket chain, auchan, are among the latest victims. some businesses in asia, including india's largest container port, have also reported disruption. and the cyber attack is still spreading, this is day three. for more on this i'm joining me from sydney by technology commentator, charlie brown. tell us more about the vaccine and
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the possibilities of a killswitch? the vaccine, what we have seen from it so far, is really only helping individual pcs and is not really designed to assist on a network basis. if you install particular file names in the directory, the petya virus, or worm, file names in the directory, the petya virus, orworm, does file names in the directory, the petya virus, or worm, does not run. but it is still infected. 0n petya virus, or worm, does not run. but it is still infected. on a multinetwork bases, it is really coming down too large corporations and organisations trying to roll back those systems and removing the warm on an individual basis and that will take some time. it is the second major attack in three months, what you expect next and what more could individuals and businesses be doing? what has really happened with
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petya verses wannacry, people understand this is going to be an ongoing threat to people who use pcs or macintosh around the world. at the end of the day, ransomware and this type of security threat is going to be here to stay and it will not be too long until we see another variation using similar code that tries to use ransomware is a method to making money for cyber—criminals. businesses continued to plan and continue to have methods in place to find a solution should this happen but the individuals, what needs to be done today is the same as every day that it is up to how behaviour. we should put things in place so that should work like this hit our machines we have taken steps to stop it causing us harm. if you're using
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windows ten, your machine is being patched on a daily basis depending on threats. that should continue to happen. you should be spending a couple of 100 dollars and buy an external hardware. if ransomware is leased on your machine, by having the data secured and backed up, you really do not need to do much more than a rollback yours eastern and you are back running again. —— your system. a police officer repeatedly stabbed during the london bridge terror attack, has been speaking about his ordeal for the first time. pc wayne marks was one of the first on the scene, more than three weeks ago. he's been speaking to our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford. clear the area now! it was just after ten on the 3rd ofjune when three men started their attack on london bridge. pc wayne marques of the british
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transport police had just come on shift and walked out into the scene of chaos. i am about to get my radio out and i hear a woman screaming, sort of behind me but from the right hand side and when i look i see a woman, a young white lady, and she has been attacked. then he told me before he had collected his thoughts he saw a man knocked to the ground, a knife man standing behind him. he was on the floor, pleading for his life, and the first attacker, without any mercy stands over him and continues attacking him. i take my baton with my right hand like a racket, full extension, and i take a deep breath and i charge him. i try to take the first one out in one go and i swing as hard as i can, everything behind it.
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i aimed straight at his head. while i'm fighting the first one, i get a massive whack to the right side of my head. i felt metal, i thought maybe it was a metal pole or bar at first. afterwards i realised it was a knife. pc marques was temporarily blinded in one eye. the first attacker was still on the floor, but soon the second attacker was joined by a third. i'm fighting the two of them and while i'm fighting my left leg starts wobbling. just waving, wobbling. and i am thinking, "what the hell's wrong with my leg? what's wrong with my leg?" and i look down and i see there is an knife in the side of my leg. he fought all three men off before collapsing and being taken to hospital, but he had bought crucial time, allowing people to escape, reducing the time the attackers had before they were shot by armed officers. i'd just like to think that i did
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what i did to keep the people that i saw being attacked and being hurt, keep them alive, keep them out of danger as best as i could, and that is all i tried to do was just keeping them alive. get them away from danger. the extraordinary pc wayne marks. the academy of motion picture is continuing to try to diversify its membership, this year inviting a host of film professionals from a range of backgrounds. invites to the exclusive industry group have been sent out to over 750 potential new members, including stars dwaynejohnson, riz ahmed, janelle monae, naomi harris, channing tatum, chris hemsworth and margot robbie. the 2016 oscars came under criticism, when no actors of colour were nominated, sparking protests and boycotts.
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earlier this year, we reported from west africa on the trafficking of baby chimpanzees, and the poachers who were convicted. among those chimpanzees was nemleyjunior, who'd been rescued from traffickers after being offered for sale to an undercover reporter. the latest news is that nemley junior has died of an infection and the poachers found guilty have already been released. conservationists say this case highlights the scale of the challenge they face, as our science editor, david shukman, reports. weakened by disease and orphaned by poachers, this is the baby chimpanzee, nemley junior, fighting for his life. seized from the jungle and then rescued after a bbc investigation, he recently became so ill that he was cared for 24 hours a day. i was really struck by how strong he was and how hard he fought up until the very last moment. 30 minutes before he passed he was still fighting. police! police. it was late last year that nemley
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junior was about to be sold by wildlife traffickers in ivory coast. a pitiful sight that would provoke outrage around the world, and our investigation led the police to intervene. nemleyjunior was discovered and handed over to officials of the government of ivory coast. we saw him as few months later in abidjan zoo. he had gained weight and confidence but then his life turned for the worse, again. abidjan zoo is overcrowded and underfunded. we received offers from sanctuaries to give him specialist care but ivory coast officials refused to let him leave the country and soon he began rocking back and forth, a typical response to stress. after constant pressure on the authorities from us and from wildlife groups, nemleyjunior was allowed special care but chimpanzee experts say infants need constant support. the tlc, the love that they...
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they need that in order to be healthy psychologically but also healthy physically. and unless they receive that they can really struggle. our investigation led to the first convictions for wildlife crime in the history of ivory coast. this man and his uncle were jailed for six months but they have now served their time and they have been released. the plight shows how hard can be clamped down on wildlife trade. and we'll leave you with this. this is a complete model of the famous star wars robot "r2—d2", made from pieces
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salvaged from the films. it's been sold in the united states for $2.3 million it was made by an anonymous british collector, and it took him seven years to make it using retired parts from at least four films. and you can get in touch with me and most of the team on twitter — i'm @bbc mike embley. if the truth be known, thursday will be a hard sell for the latter part ofjune, given that low pressure is still very much the dominant feature. not a cold start to the day, that is positive, 12, 13, 14 degrees across the south. but as i say, even on this big picture here you get a sense that there is an awful lot of wet and windy weather to be had, not just to be found across the northern half of the british isles either.
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as we slump towards the south—west, a dank start here. not cold, 13, 14 degrees but the cloud sits low on the tors and moors in the south—west. hill fog around, further east and it is a good deal drier, still a lot of cloud with a hint of brightness if you are lucky. in the northern part of wales in the north of england, light patchy rain here with hill fog around. the rain beginning there to ramp up and as we come into the heart of scotland, a lot of rain here, especially in the south—east and into the north—east of england. weather warnings about this. a lot of rain here just keeps on coming. it is fed in by this north to north—westerly wind and that will be it for the day. that is the bad news about it. all the while the rain is trying to move a bit further north through the course of the day. so for any heat at all, well, we have to rely on a little sunshine coming through in the south—east. 18, 19 here but underneath the cloud wind and rain further north, up to 14 degrees.
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itjust keeps on coming through the daylight hours. here we are into the evening and the pattern is very much the same. i changed the day and the pattern remains the same. the one crumb of comfort at this stage is that by then we may see 80 millimetres of rain across the high ground in the north—east and the rain will be lighter and patchier across the north and west. down in the south—east, 23, mayjust pop off a couple of heavy showers and the start of the weekend looks to be a bit damp across the south—eastern quarter until that front moves off into the near continent and then we look back towards the atlantic to see the supply of weather for the weekend. once the front is gone, there is a lull in proceedings and a decent day for many on saturday. pushing the weather front into the north—western corner of the british isles during the course of saturday afternoon, that will then transfer a weakening band of weather down towards the south—west and we do it all again. not a bad day following on behind but again, a scattering of showers across the northern and western parts of scotland. so compared to what comes in the next 24 hours or so, the weekend is dry, bright
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and warm for many of us. this is bbc news. the headlines: police in australia have charged the man in charge of vatican finances, cardinal george pell, with multiple counts of sexually abusing children. cardinal pell is the most senior roman catholic cleric in australia, third in the hierarchy of the church worldwide. he strongly denies the allegations. the united states is introducing tough new security measures for inbound flights but has stopped short of expanding the ban on laptops in hand luggage. the new measures, described as both seen and unseen, include enhanced screening of passengers and electronic devices. 26 pro—democracy protestors have been arrested in hong kong shortly before the arrival of president xi. he is coming to mark the twentieth anniversary of hong kong's handover from britain to china. it's his first visit as chinese leader and more protests are expected. it's time now for click.
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