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this is bbc world news, our top stories. the us and russian presidents meet face—to—face for the first time. donald trump says it's an honour to meet vladimir putin, their talks at the 620 summit went on four hours. we look forward to a lot of positive things happening. with russia, the united states, and for everyone concerned. with clashes outside of the meeting, angela merkel called the protest unacceptable. in other news, the agonising legal battle over the future of the terminally ill british baby, charlie 6ard, has taken a new turn. also in the programme, stretched to the limit. wild number one andy murray wins a titanic struggle against fabio fognini at wimbledon. hello, and welcome to bbc world news
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today. it has finally happened, donald trump and vladimir putin have met for the first time, shaking hands at the 620 summit in hamburg. donald trump called it an honour, the russian president said he was delighted to discuss things personally. in the last few hours we have heard that they agreed a ceasefire in south—western syria, which will come an effect on sunday. but a discussion on russian meddling in us elections last year is reported to be robust. the bbc‘s north american editorjon sopel reports. it's hard to overstate the significance of this meeting, this handshake. two men with nuclear arsenals who could blow the world to pieces. two self—proclaimed tough guys who like to win. but today at their first face—to—face meeting, they were the epitome of restraint and respect. thank you very much, we appreciate it. president putin and i have been discussing various things and i think it's going very well.
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we've had some very, very good talks. we are going to talk now and that will continue but we look forward to a lot of great, positive things happening for russia, for the united states and for everybody concerned. it's an honour to be with you. thank you. and for his part, vladimir putin said, "i am delighted to be able to meet you personally, mr president, and hope, as you have said, our meeting will yield positive results". but there's a cloud — did vladimir putin's interference in the presidential election deliver victory to donald trump? us intelligence agencies have no doubt that russian hacking did take place, and it must have been sanctioned by president putin and was designed to help the trump campaign. the american president, though, insists he won fair and square. and then there are the policy differences. trump accused russia of destabilising ukraine and other countries. putin wants sanctions against russia lifted.
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trump wants to work with russia in syria to help defeat so—called islamic state, but not while russia is working with the iranians and syrian regime. and then there's the family photo, with president trump in the strange position of not being centre stage. but forget any headline of, "president marginalised", it seemed there was no shortage of leaders wanting to bend his ear. two big topics — one trade, the other, climate change. i was clear to president trump at how disappointed the uk was that the united states have decided to pull out of the paris agreement. and also clear that i hoped they would be able to find a way to come back into the paris agreement. is that possible? i think that's important for us globally. i believe it is possible. we're not renegotiating the paris agreement — that stays — but i want to see the united states looking for ways to rejoin. climate change is one of the many issues of concern to the thousands
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of protesters seeking to disrupt the summit. though forget global warming, some were getting a hamburg police cool down. we're not entirely clear how effective the umbrellas were. but there have been ugly scenes of vandalism and clashes with police. such has been a concern over security that the first lady melania trump was ordered to stay put in her guest house and not venture out. hamburg memorable, then, for who she didn't meet and who he did. what should we make of this historic meeting between the us and russian presidents? we will be live in washington but first tara raynsford is in moscow. both commenting on those talks, russia and the secretary of state. they were both talking about constructive conversations, sergei lavrov saying it was a constructive atmosphere,
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they talked about many things. they talked about syria, the ukraine, about cyber security. this is where it got interesting. sergei lavrov went on to say that donald trump raised the issue of allegations of russian meddling in the us elections. he went on to say, according to the russian side, he had multiple times from president putin that the allegations were untrue and there was no proof of that, and donald trump apparently accepted these statements. we then heard from rex tillerson, the us secretary of state, he gave a rather different picture, talking of robust talks, he said donald trump raised theissue talks, he said donald trump raised the issue of russian meddling, he pressed vladimir putin on it and vladimir putin denied it. slightly different from the two sides, russia's standing its ground and a p pa re ntly russia's standing its ground and apparently donald trump accepted that russia was not going to admit to it, and according to russia,
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donald trump apparently accepts that russia was not involved. sarah raynsford in moscow there. let's get the view from the usa. barbara platt usherjoins us live from washington. we had two different views there, sergei lavrov insisting that president trump has accepted president trump has accepted president putin's denials. what do we make of any of this? well, rex tillerson talked about how there we re tillerson talked about how there were two views on what happened and how they would never agree on it, really. i think you are hearing public statements about the fact that those two views have not been agreed on. rex tillerson tried to say, look, we raised it, mrtrump pressed him on it but we will move forward , pressed him on it but we will move forward, because this will be a different story from both sides, so we will move on to the future. we are setting up a forum on cyber security and will try and work more closely on this in future, preventing this kind of thing from happening. i think the question to
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ask is, what will people in washington be hearing? rex tillerson saying we pressed on, let's move on, oi’ saying we pressed on, let's move on, or sergei lavrov saying that trump admitted that putin was not responsible, i expect they will hear the latter. and in terms of the washington perspective, do they think that they have been successful? it is difficult to breathe this. it's a difficult call, actually. let's look at the body language. there has been some discussion on twitter and so one about the body language. many people said that actually, vladimir putin had the dominant position. they make a big deal out of the fact that mr trump was slouching forward and out reaching his hand, for vladimir putin to take it. one person said it looked like he was reporting to the school principal. i think we will hear a lot on that. the fact that mr trump raised the issue of russian meddling is something the administration will keep mentioning. it was thought he made not even
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raise it —— may not even raise it. it was a contentious issue, between the administration and russia. the fa ct the administration and russia. the fact that it is going on, investigations continue with congress and the special prosecutor so congress and the special prosecutor so that one meeting between mr putin and mrtrump will so that one meeting between mr putin and mr trump will not resolve all of those questions about the relationship. a lot to resolve still. thank you very much. we will bring you the latest pictures now from the hannah burke streets. as you can see, protesters are very much on the streets. they have been on the streets of hamburg and we know earlier we heard 160 police officers were hurt, and a german officers were hurt, and a german officer fired a officers were hurt, and a german officerfired a warning officers were hurt, and a german officer fired a warning shot onto the streets after being attacked by what 6erman the streets after being attacked by what german police are describing as violent anti—6 20 protesters. these are the latest pictures coming into the bbc. of course we continue to
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monitor any of the updates that we are getting. these protesters are a little bit... well, we get them a lot at these kinds of 620 summits, it's not unusual but is quite continuous throughout the day, of course. quite a lot is happening. my colleague, jenny hill, has been on the streets of hamburg throughout the streets of hamburg throughout the day and here's her report. this evening, hamburg is a city in lockdown. we are currently on the eastern side of what police have sealed off as a corridor to the other side of the city. helicopters flying overhead. there are three looking up now. police vans are everywhere. that's because security services here have been moving the world's leaders from their summit hall where they have been holding talks throughout the day, across to the multi—million pound concert hall where tonight, they will be
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listening to a concert. protesters have been determined not to let that happen and in the last hour, we heard police using water cannon have disbursed 1000. them during violent scenes in and around the concert hall. there are police officers lined up in the background over here. white helmets are not on at the moment, that tells you that they are prepared but nothing imminent happening here. this city has witnessed such violence today that even at one point, police themselves went to the rather unusual step of calling for back—up from other 6erman forces. that is in addition to the officers who have come from all over 6ermany to the officers who have come from all over germany to help out in the policing of this summit. to give an idea of how much disruption there's been, at one point today, spouses of the 620 world leaders were unable to leave their hotels, a planned trip toa leave their hotels, a planned trip to a climate change centre was cancelled because police feared it was simply unsafe for them to get there. instead, a lecture was given
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in the hotel itself. we know that this evening 160 police officers have been injured in the last 2a hours. police have made 70 arrests. what is striking i think here is the sheer scale, the sheer numbers of demonstrators here who have poured into the city for this summit. jenny hill on the streets of hamburg, protests taking place today. the summit continues tomorrow so we will keep you up—to—date on the website. now for some of the other main stories today. israel strongly condemned unesco for passing a resolution brought by the palestinians to declare a protected world heritage site. prime minister benjamin netanyahu world heritage site. prime minister benjamin neta nyahu called world heritage site. prime minister benjamin netanyahu called it a delusional decision. palestinians alleged that israel were carrying out violations there, where a small community ofjewish out violations there, where a small community of jewish settlers out violations there, where a small community ofjewish settlers live in the middle of tens of thousands of palestinians. the four arab states leading a boycott against qatar have
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warned of new measures after doha rejected their demands. in a joint statement they said that qatar's refusal is proof that it wants to destabilise security in the region. saudi arabia, the united arab emirates, egypt and bahrain or severed ties with qatar last month. six people are dead and at least 20 others are still missing after serious flooding in japan. torrential rain fell on parts of the country this week, causing rivers to burst their banks. thousands of rescue workers have been sent to the area. stay with us here on bbc news, area. stay with us here on bbc news, a lot more still to come, including as rap nadal breezes into the last 16, we have the latest from wimbledon, including the andy murray win —— rafa nadal. central london
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has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say they have been many casualties and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible. 6ermany will be the hosts of the 2006 world cup, they picked the favourites south africa bya picked the favourites south africa by a single vote. in south africa, the possibility of losing had neither been contemplated. celebration parties we re contemplated. celebration parties were cancelled. the man entered the palace in a downstairs window and ask the queen for a cigarette in her bedroom. on the pretext of some being brought, a footman on duty took the man away. one child. one teacher. one book. and one pen. they can change the world. education is the only solution. applause
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studio: hello, you are watching bbc world news. the main headlines for you: as donald trump and vladimir putin meet for the first time, the united states and russia broker a ceasefire in south—western syria. tents on the streets outside of the meeting, 6erman tents on the streets outside of the meeting, german police say 160 officers have been injured in clashes with demonstrators. the agonising legal battle over the future of the terminally ill british baby charlie 6ard has taken a new turn. the london hospital where charlie is being treated has applied for a fresh court hearing to assess new evidence about possible treatments for him. the courts had ruled the 11—month—old boy be allowed to die, rather than receive experimental therapy. our medical correspondent fergus walsh reports. this little boy's life and whether it continues
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has become the focus of international attention. charlie 6ard's parents have campaigned to keep him alive. they've been in despair afterfour courtjudgments backed his doctors, who want to switch off his ventilator to end his suffering. you know, he's our own flesh and blood and we don't have a say in his life. we are not bad parents and we are there for him all the time, completely devoted to him. he isn't in pain and suffering and i promise everyone, i would not sit there and watch my son in pain and suffer. i couldn't do it. the reality is, charlie is terminally ill. he cannot move, see, cry, swallow. he also has serious brain damage and doctors say nothing can help him. but his parents refuse to accept that. they've raised £1.3 million for experimental treatment in the united states, treatment which doctors at the hospital say is futile. but now seven medical experts from rome, new york, cambridge and barcelona have intervened. in a letter to great ormond street hospital,
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they accept that the treatment is experimental and ideally should be tested in a mouse model. however, there is insufficient time to perform these studies, so reconsideration of treatment for charlie 6ard is respectfully advocated, they write. i don't understand it. euthanasia's illegal. suicide's illegal. how is this legal, when there's a chance? all i want is two to three months. we will know in that time whether this is going to work or not. there is potentialfor him to be a completely normal boy, but we don't know, because you just don't know until you try. it is significant that the letter came from a hospital owned by the vatican. the pope had already offered to transfer charlie to rome, and president trump has tweeted he would be delighted to help the family. legally, there is nothing preventing great ormond street from withdrawing life support for charlie 6ard. that's been the case for the past 11 days, since the european court of human rights, like all the uk courts, rejected
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the parents‘ arguments. but interventions by donald trump, the pope, and now a letter claiming new evidence means that doctors here don't feel they can proceed at present. charlie has a rare genetic disorder of the mitochondria, which causes muscle wasting. it is progressive and has devastating consequences. with a serious mutation like this, the prognosis is very poor. the mitochondria supply the energy, really, for every cell in the body, so the heart, brain, they become blind and they have no muscle tone. it's manifested very early and the outcome is death in infancy. great ormond street hospital's position has not changed. but it's now asking the high court to assess the new evidence and make the final decision about charlie's future. fergus walsh, bbc news.
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now, let's get the latest sport news. and andy murray has had us on the edge of our seats? hello. indeed. in the last 30 minutes, the world number one, defending champion andy murray has made it through to the fourth round at wimbledon, on centre court taking on 28th seed fabia fognini earth italy, he took the first set co mforta bly italy, he took the first set comfortably and was pegged back with fabia fognini taking the second 6—4. murray steamed through the third 6—1 but then, fabia fognini allowed andy murray to claw back. the briton won five straight games to take it 7—5 and set up a meeting with the world number 46 and set up a meeting with the world number46 in the and set up a meeting with the world number 46 in the next round. rafa nadal laid down in marker by beating one of the brightest young players in the game comfortably indeed. he came past his opponent and will play the luxembourg opponent 6illes muller in the next draw. simona
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halep and venus fit alina went through into the next fourth round, with straight set victories. so too did venus williams, defeating her japanese opponent in straight sets. williams is the number 10 seed and faces another teenager for a place in the quarterfinals. england will be be the happier side after day two of the first test against south africa at lord's. having been bowled out for 458, england managed to restrict the south african top order. here's more from our reporter at lord's, olly foster... another brilliant day of test cricket here. it's day one against south africa which was all about the new england captain, joe root who resumed on new england captain, joe root who resumed 0111811 new england captain, joe root who resumed on 184 but could only add six more runs to his overnight total. england were eventually all out for 458, thanks to 87 from moeen ali, and stuart broad was fantastic as the tale really wagged. he made 57 and brought up his 50, with actor
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back sixes. south africa were ragged in the field at times. in reply, dean elgar stood firm, and brought up dean elgar stood firm, and brought up his 50. it was two and stuart broad, they really did for a fantastic partnership for the fifth wicket of 99 with bavuma and to bring, broken byjimmy anderson later in the day. south africa needed that. kagiso rabada came in as the nightwatchman and they resumed on 214—5. pretty much on the second day. we saw over 300 runs but because of 6iroud's fantastic knock england have the edge in this first test. south africa's kagiso rabada has been suspended for next weeks second test. rabada pleaded guilty to using "inappropriate language" after dismissing
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ben stokes on thursday. rabada has also been fined 15% of his match fee. some formula one news — and lewis hamilton's hopes of reeling in sebastian vettel with victory at the austrian 6rand prix has suffered a setback. the mercedes driver has been hit with a five—place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change. he'll be optimistic though after being fastest in both of friday's practice sessions... and before we go time to tell you that it was back to back stage wins at the tour de france for german rider marcel kittel who was victorious in a photo finish after more than 200 kilometres. team sky's chris froome still leads the overall classification . thank you. returning to the 620 summit, away from main discussions, an unlikely couple have raised a money raising initiative to fund education in some of the poorest countries. they are the former british prime minister and un special envoy 6ordon british prime minister and un special envoy gordon brown, and the p0p special envoy gordon brown, and the pop star shakira, of course. they spoke to roz atkins. this is
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com pletely spoke to roz atkins. this is completely new, we had the global fund for health in 2000, then vaccination, and then a climate change fund. we need money in global education, and so this is the first major initiative to create a fund. $10 billion per year, the equivalent of doubling aid to education. we have 800 million children we want to help, half of the world's children leave school early without qualifications that they need for work. 260 million children today are not going to school because they have no school to go to. it is different, because it is more urgent than ever. the future of our children is in jeopardy than ever. the future of our children is injeopardy unless than ever. the future of our children is in jeopardy unless we than ever. the future of our children is injeopardy unless we do something now. we cannotjust press pause on the kids and wait until they grow up and we have everything figured out for them. they are growing fast. we have to act fast. education around the world is underfunded, especially for middle and low income countries. but are
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these actually donations, or will developing countries had to take on substantial debts to develop their education systems? i've been working with shakira on this since 2005, and to her credit she's been absolutely consistent in pushing the case for education around the world over these last ten years. we have seen aid falling over these last ten yea rs, partly aid falling over these last ten years, partly because humanitarian aid in emergencies for refugees has had to rise. we want to increase gra nts had to rise. we want to increase grants so it isn'tjust loans to education through the world bank, and the second for lower middle—income countries to give them loa ns middle—income countries to give them loans but give them loans at low interest rates, or at credit ratings that allows them to invest in education. the shortage of money is about £90 billion per year. without that kind of money, you cannot get every child to school by 2030, in
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primary and secondary education, so the money we create will have to be partly grants, partly loans, but it's an essential element of making sure we have every child at school. you've both been very successful in your chosen careers, i wonder how that helps you get the attention of world leaders? you are all here in hamburg with a lot of people competing for that attention. 145,000 people have signed a petition to take to the 620, to ask donor countries to greatly increase the investment in education. but we all need to make this a priority, and make this an urgent issue. and to make sure that our leaders know what issues are crucial to us, and this is one of them. and let me add, girls education and what has been championed by the norwegian prime minister last night and shakira at the concert last night that we had,
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if we do not act on goal‘s education, we cannot end child marriage, labour, trafficking and slavery. the best guarantee of taking action on these terrible crimes that exist around the world is to make sure that every girl is in school. gordon brown and shakira speaking to roz atkins. another meeting on the sidelines of the 620 summit, president trump and his russian counterpart vladimir putin met for the first time, in brief comments to journalists mr trump said he was honoured to meet mr putin and they had very good talks which would continue. he added he hopes that they result in positive developments for us russian relations, mr putin concurred. lots more as always on the website. get in touch with me and some of the tea m in touch with me and some of the team on social media, on twitter. for the time being, thank you. 6oodbye. hello, once again it's another day
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of contrasting weather across the british isles and across the north. initially a weather front with thick cloud, the odd bit of rain keeping temperatures close to average for this time of year. in the south, yet again heathrow is pushed towards 30 degrees. overnight, they drag that band of rain and cloud tied into the weather front further towards the south. not a lot of rain along, the odd spot primarily across western shores and the hills of wales and south—west england. behind, clear skies, temperatures dipping away and the south as close as it has been in recent nights. how do we start the weekend? well, recent nights. how do we start the weekend ? well, with recent nights. how do we start the weekend? well, with the thickest cloud across pembrokeshire into the south—west of england, maybe the odd spot of rain drifts further east, never amounting to much at all. once we get away from the frontal cloud, a good part of wales, the north of england, northern ireland, dry, fine, sony and pleasantly warm to
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begin the day. more breeze and rain into the western isles, that will be thereabouts for a good part of the day. elsewhere, nota thereabouts for a good part of the day. elsewhere, not a great deal changes. some cloud comes and goes across the midlands, parts of wales too. further south, if across the midlands, parts of wales too. furthersouth, if that across the midlands, parts of wales too. further south, if that cloud thickens, we may find more in the way of rain. but it could break at times as well. that will help get temperatures at around 2425 degrees. soa temperatures at around 2425 degrees. so a fresh appeal, i would have thought. similar prospects at wimbledon —— 24—25d. temperatures on the cloudy side of things and if that cloud thickens, we could have an interruption but there will be more play than not and if we get sunshine it could be 24, 25 more play than not and if we get sunshine it could be 24,25 again. dry weather if you step out in the evening but a dry weather system comes into the northern half of scotland. it will be there, or thereabouts come across scotland and northern ireland for a good part of the day on sunday. initially
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somewhat brighter skies on the eastern side of scotland, rain running along the line of the weather front, pushing running along the line of the weatherfront, pushing further eastwards. one of those days for northern ireland. further south, fine and bright weather, one or two showers, especially in the east, as we get towards the afternoon. top temperatures of 26 degrees. now, time for a special programme. undercover groups mostly run by mum and dad have popped up to catch sexual predators. as paedophiles are being caught and jailed as a result, the programme examines tactics being used by some hunter groups, and speaks to a family caught up in a sting. this programme contains sexual references from the start. here is a whee kim, week out special. i'm here to meet christopher lane,
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24 years old. he is from south wales. he has been grooming a 13—year—old, and two 14—year—old children online, for sacks. this isn't a police officer, he is a paedophile hunter. he is targeting a young father in 6went, who has no idea what is happening. i've come to speak to you regarding online grooming. the hunter is filming everything to use as evidence. i'm calling the police. please don't... no, i have all of the evidence here from one decoy. is that your partner who you said you do not have, do you wa nt to who you said you do not have, do you want to come down as well? he's been speaking to young children online. you are sending pictures of your venus to a 13 or 14—year—old child. he thought he was sending messages
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to schoolgirls but it was the hunters. his family and beyonce had no idea what he had been doing. or, that the sting would be broadcast to thousands of hunter fans online.|j don't want to do this to you. he is a paedophile, that's the end of it. sting s a paedophile, that's the end of it. stings are happening like this more and more. they are unregulated. they are notjust doing this to catch predators but as a warning to others. it's better to be honest 110w. . . others. it's better to be honest now... the whole lot is here. this man is one of ten men caught in wales this year by various hunter groups. this sting led to a 92 year old from abetrillery


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