Skip to main content

tv   BBC News  BBC News  July 5, 2017 11:00pm-11:16pm BST

11:00 pm
this is bbc news. i am ben brown. the headlines at 11pm: the un security council holds an emergency debate about north korea's latest missile launch. the us ambassador calls the test a sharp military escalation. the united states is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves, and our allies. the government is to send in a taskforce to take over the running of parts of kensington and chelsea council after criticism of the way it's handled the aftermath of the grenfell tower fire. what part of the quiet do you not understand? —— what part of be quiet do you not understand? failed by the police: the disabled refugee whose repeated pleas for help were ignored — and who was brutally murdered and on newsnight we'll be asking what the un security council tonight can do to limit
11:01 pm
north korea's nuclear ambition without inflaming the region. and is there any harm in sex robots? good evening and welcome to bbc news. the united states has said it will propose new un sanctions against north korea after its latest missile test. at a un security council meeting, the us ambassador nikki haley described it as "a clear and sharp military escalation" — one that has made the world a more dangerous place. it has been confirmed that the intercontinental ballistic missile fired by north korea could have a range of more than 3,000 miles, meaning it could reach alaska. the united states also warned it was prepared to use the full range of its capabilities, including military force if needed. here's our diplomatic correspondent james landale.
11:02 pm
today, on the coast of south korea a barrage of missiles, fired by local and us forces. a simulated attack on the leadership, a show of force and retaliation, backed up tonight by hard words from the united nations security council. today is a dark day, a dark day because yesterday's actions by north korea made the world more dangerous. their illegal missile launch was not just dangerous but reckless. it showed north korea does not want to be part of a peaceful world. with this launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, it shows it wants to threaten a number of states and, indirectly, the whole world. this is the cause of their concern.
11:03 pm
yesterday's launch what the us now admits was in north korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile, which experts claim could carry a nuclear weapon as far as alaska. today, north korea claimed the test had shown its warheads could withstand the heat of re—entry into the atmosphere, a crucial step forward of proof. no wonder the country's leader kimjong un looked so pleased. no wonder he was quoted as saying "the yankees must be quite unhappy with the gift we send them on their independence day." the problem is that so far the international response has been divided. president xi of china has called for restraint, and russia has warned against any pre—emptive military action. translation: for russia and china, it is absolutely clear that any attempt to justify a military solution using security council resolutions as a pretext is unacceptable. but it is china's reluctance
11:04 pm
to use its economic clout against north korea which has angered donald trump. as he left for europe, he complained about the growing trade between both countries, saying on twitter, "so much for china working with us but we had to give it a try." the question is what else the us might do. today's joint military exercises were designed to show what commanders said could happen if us self restraints were lifted. i'm sure they will be looking at a military option. it's their bases under threat, their seaboard which is now within reach. but whether any other country would be asked to come and help is, at the moment, hypothetical. tonight, donald trump arrived in poland ahead of the t20 summit, where the crisis will be high on the agenda, but where a united response looks unlikely. the new leader of kensington and chelsea council has
11:05 pm
reiterated her apology to residents of grenfell tower, saying it wasn't there for them at the time it was most needed. at a meeting tonight, police have been updating residents about several issues, including their recovery work at grenfell. it comes as the government has ordered a taskforce to run key areas of the council, including housing. our special correspondent lucy manning reports. the missing posters have been here for three weeks, they flutter as a painful reminder because time has not brought any answers. now the police search through the 15 tonnes of debris on each floor, still trying to find all the grenfell victims. karim musilhy was at the meeting the police and coroner called last night. his uncle, hesham rahman, is missing from the 23rd floor. he went over to comfort, you know,
11:06 pm
some young children, which for me is very heroic. i want that to stick and stay with the family. we may never know if my uncle is ever going to be found. the family is just broken. there's no way of fixing them. this is something that can never be fixed. they want to be able to bury their loved ones, pray for their loved. say goodbye in any way, shape orform, and it sounds like all we're going to have is the brief on his flat, which isn't good enough. so... sorry, karim. yeah, yeah. the police now say they have recovered all the remains from the building that were visible, and 87 recoveries, as they put it, have been made, but they stressed because of the catastrophic damage
11:07 pm
that doesn't mean 87 people, and they still can't say how many have died. meanwhile, survivors struggle carrying bags of donated food back to their hotels. "three weeks and you will have housing" was the promise. this survivor didn't want to be identified, scared of being seen to criticise the council. i didn't take them up on their offer, they were very expensive, the rent. although they promised they would pay for a whole year, i didn't have to pay for a year, but after that i said, "put it in writing" and they said legal documents are not ready yet. people would prefer to stay in their emergency temporary accommodation within hotels and make one move into permanent accommodation, so there have only been 14 acceptances so far. you would like to move the children away from here? yes. residents are feeling scared, let down. a panic this afternoon when nearby businesses were evacuated left families fearing the tower was unstable.
11:08 pm
0ne sensor out of 100 sensors sensed one millimetre of movement, so that's why the alarm went off. don't tell me nothing, how dare you! police withdrew from the tower. and at a public meeting at the mosque tonight, there were cries of anguish from the families. the woman set to be the new council leader was there to listen, on the day ministers sent in a task force to run some of its services. we will do absolutely everything we can as a council, to help our community and to help our community heal. you don't think the council should be taken over by outside commissioners? the council isn't being taken over by outside commissioners. we have asked people to come because we need more help. from ministers, there were tears. hearing the harrowing account of the survivors has been the most humbling and moving experience of my whole life.
11:09 pm
the families that i've met have been through unimaginable pain. earlier, at the inquest, 60—year—old vincent chiejina was named, and 84—year—old sheila smith, described as a truly beautiful person. lucy manning, bbc news, west london. a disabled refugee who was beaten to death and set alight by his neighbour in bristol four years ago was repeatedly failed by the police. that's the conclusion of the independent police complaints commission, who say officers from the avon and somerset force ignored bijan ebrahimi's pleas for help. and they said there was evidence that racial bias affected the officers' response. jon kay reports. fouryears on, and tonight the sisters of bijan ebrahimi have some more answers. they've been told their vulnerable
11:10 pm
younger brother was repeatedly failed by police in the years before he was murdered — treated as a nuisance, not as a victim. reading that report, it was devastating. they say the list of failings has shocked them. it was so hard to see bijan all these years been suffering, and his voice never listened to. he always thought that he's in a country that the police is there to protect people. don't you dare take pictures of me, all right... today's report says bijan didn't just fear for his life in the days before he was murdered by this neighbour, lee james. .. get out of my house. but that he'd called police repeatedly from a number of addresses over several years, asking for help. but time and time again, he was ignored. what part of be quiet do you not understand? shut up!
11:11 pm
today's report runs to hundreds of pages, and it says this whole case has laid bare what it calls the disrespect, the prejudice and even contempt with which some officers and staff treated bijan ebrahimi in the days before he was murdered here. last year, pc kevin duffy and community support officer andrew passmore were jailed after being convicted of misconduct in a public office. pcs leanne winter and helen harris were cleared by the jury, but were later sacked by a misconduct hearing. bijan‘s family have raised questions about racism within the force. there are some hallmarks of discrimination that could be construed as race hatred. there are overwhelming elements of evidence that indicate this was discrimination against a very vulnerable man. avon and somerset police say this case has already prompted major changes. we accept that we failed bijan ebrahimi at his time
11:12 pm
of greatest need, and throughout that time he was respectful and he had confidence and trust in us, the police, and we let him down, and for that, we are sorry. in this city, known for its tolerance, tonight many questions remain, and four years after the murder of bijan ebrahimi, there is still another major report from the council yet to come. jon kay, bbc news, bristol. a man has been found guilty of killing two former girlfriends, five years apart. 52—year—old robert trigg was convicted of the murder of susan nicholson in 2011, and the manslaughter of caroline devlin in 2006. he had denied the charges, claiming they had died in their sleep. the italian government has made the latest offer to treat the terminally ill baby charlie gard. but the foreign secretary, boris johnson, says that for legal reasons it is impossible for him to be transferred to the vatican's children's hospital for treatment.
11:13 pm
charlie gard's parents have already lost their legal battle, both here and in the european court, to keep him alive, against the advice of doctors at the great 0rmond street hospital. saudi arabia, the uae, bahrain, and egypt have condemned qatar's response to their demands as negative and irresponsible. the foreign ministers from the four arab countries met in cairo today and complained that qatar has failed to grasp the gravity of the situation. the four states accuse qatar of supporting terrorism and cut all diplomatic ties last month. dohar says the accusations are baseless. the list of 13 demands included closing a turkish military base, scaling down relations with iran and shutting down the aljazeera network. let's have a quick look at some of
11:14 pm
the newspapers from tomorrow. the lead in here on the i is the discussions of the reaction of the un security council. the guardian leads on news that 13 hundred nursing homes in england are failing safety standards laid down by the care quality commission. the telegraph has the same story, reporting that one in four elderly care homes in england is unsafe. the front page picture is of a swarm of flying ants descending on courts at wimbledon. the metro leads on what the paper calls the first "jihadi jail" of a uk prison — it's aim is to try and to stop dangerous extremists radicalising other inmates. volvo's decision to switch to electric for all models by 2019 is the lead story for the times. the ft leads with a shake—up in the management of lloyds banking group. the front page picture is of president xi jinping and angela merkel at today's panda handover in berlin. and it's the new all—electric volvos
11:15 pm
again that make the front of the daily mail, along with the picture of a victoriousjoanna konta, who won a hard—fought match to get through to wimbledon‘s third round. she beat her opponent and the flying ants. now on bbc news, it's time for newsnight. kim jong—un taunts trump by showing again and again the moment north korea launched a missile apparently capable of reaching us territory. while the un security council meets in emergency session,

44 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on