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hello, donald trump has been holding a press c0 nfe re nce hello, donald trump has been holding a press conference with emmanuel macron. he is making a two—day visit to france, he has been answering questions about his son and a meeting with the russian lawyer. from a practical standpoint most people would have taken that meeting. those comments were part of a day in the company of emmanuel macron. the paris climate change agreement came up. if it happens, that will be wonderful. if not, that will be ok as well. the nobel prizewinner and chinese dissident has died, he spent most of the last seven years in prison. evidence of a cross it is committed by iraqi soldiers in mosul has emerged. we will look at that in the next couple of moments. in 2016a next couple of moments. in 2016 a record number of environment activists were murdered, who will speak to our environmental
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correspondent about why the numbers are increasing. go back to monday of this week, one of the lead stories on news coverage around the world was that iraq's prime minister had headed north from baghdad to mosul, to proclaim victory over the islamic state group. most has been held by them since 2014. but in small part it does not seem to be completely finished, this is a map of the city, this small area in red is in the old city, and we understand the authorities think there might still be is london and fighters there. most of the city is in control of the iraqi troops, which is helping to understand the cost of the victory in civilian casualties, and
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also what has been happening by both sides, but positives have been committed. videos have emerged that seemed to show iraqi security forces using extreme abuse against suspected islamic state fighters. the video that has attracted the most attention shows men who are dressed in the iraqi army uniform, i huddle of them, pulling one man that they holding captive out of a darkened room, taking him to the edge a cliff, there is a river beneath it, it is a long drop, there isa beneath it, it is a long drop, there is a body lying below, lifeless, which they shoot at a couple of times. one man holds his legs, the other holds his arms and they swing him over the cliff. you see it is mobile phone footage, it is not like they were doing a professional way
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of showing this. you see the body land with a huge thud and they start shooting at him. other videos that have been emerging show some really savage beating. it is not clear if these are supposed to be actual isis fighters that have been caught or people suspected of sympathies, it is not clear. they emerged on a facebook site which has been relatively reliable in the past. people we have spoken to, human rights watch, their representative, they have verified the spot where they have verified the spot where the first video happened. many eyewitnesses, many other people have spoken of similar abuse that has been going on. what is significant is there has been a great concern about the militias doing this sort of abuse in other cities, taken over
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from islamic state. they are kept over to the west. this appears to be the iraqi army and the federal police involved. some might be surprised that there isa some might be surprised that there is a part of my soul that seems to be in the control of islamic, given what happened on monday. be in the control of islamic, given what happened on mondaym be in the control of islamic, given what happened on monday. it is unclear if it is a serious holdout still. it might be suspected that there are fighters there, we do not know from eyewitnesses if the firing thatis know from eyewitnesses if the firing that is coming from helicopters is being answered. we are not hearing. but the iraqi army is taking no chancesin but the iraqi army is taking no chances in this landscape, this ruined lunar landscape that has been left in the old city. what we have heard in the past hour or so is an orderfrom the iraqi heard in the past hour or so is an order from the iraqi authorities that no journalist should go anywhere near that. whether that is
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for their safety or they do not want them to see what is going on is an open question. let's talk about the british baby charlie gard. an american doctor has been giving evidence in court today. he is 11 months old, he has a rare genetic condition which means the cells inside his muscle, liver and brain do not generate energy, so he cannot move his limbs and he is on a ventilator. ajudge will cannot move his limbs and he is on a ventilator. a judge will rule on whether he can be given an experimental treatment. this afternoon giving evidence via video link from america is a doctor, who is proposing that he can treat him using this experimental therapy. he was asked by counsel for the pa rents he was asked by counsel for the parents what has happened since april when the original high court judgment went against his parents. he has said that there is new evidence, this nucleoside therapy is
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able to reach the brain when tests on mice have been carried out, and it has been seen to help with muscle weakness. he asked what he felt the prospect of success might be. he said he would estimate the chance of clinically meaningful success to be at least 10%. that is based on evidence from nine pensions, one of whom has come off a ventilator. they said he has a different disorder from them, but he said the results so from them, but he said the results so far show that should be clinically meaningful. the hospital says the treatment being offered in the us has not been given to a patient with his condition, and would not necessarily help him. his parents, though, oppose the withdrawal of life support. my colleague was tweeting that thejudge said, support. my colleague was tweeting that the judge said, support. my colleague was tweeting
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that thejudge said, that is perhaps a reference to the publicity and commentary that the case is getting, including in the us. this report includes a child that is receiving a similar experimental treatment to the one that is being offered to charlie gard. he likes to throw things on the floor. this boy is now six. he has a similar syndrome to charlie gard, that shuts down his muscles and organs. when he was one under half his parents were told to take their child home to die with dignity. they fought to get approval to get experimental treatment for their son. i did not care if he was the first human to try this medication, because they only told us he would die. we had already called a priest to give him the last rites, cos he
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had not opened his eyes in a queue days. but luckily we were able to get the approval pretty fast, and we we re get the approval pretty fast, and we were able to give him the medication. little by little he started to get stronger. doctors and the courts in the uk say charlie gard has suffered too much irreversible brain damage trees of five, and any further treatment could cause insignificant harm. this child is extraordinary for so many reasons. at the forefront of the campaign to keep him on life—support is an anti—abortion pastor from washington, dc. the group that gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures is also american, and two american congressmen are trying to pass registration to give him american citizenship so he can get treatment in the us. i realise these are hard issues, but we have to stick to these bright lines and make
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sure that parents are the default decision—makers, because if we don't, all of the little babies in the world are in deep trouble. donald trump weighed in as well. the story has become political here, with some on the right saying it shows why having a nationalised health system is bad. in the first year of living was good. those on the other side say donald trump is being hypocritical, showing compassion to a british family while his party tries to pass health legislation that could seriously endanger american children. he is persuading over the biggest medical cuts we have ever seen, as well as this fundamental and radical restructuring of the programme that kids rely on. this will shred the safety net that children have been relying on for many years. it is probably the most important issue for children in decades. this american father's only concern was fighting to keep his son alive. he
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understands better than anyone what charlie gard's parents are going through. he told he should let his child died when their is a promise that he could be saved. much more information on this and on those proposed health care reforms in the us online now. let's turn to our sport, and wimbledon. this appointment for those of us in the uk, joanna concert is out, beaten by venus williams, but last night you were calling roger federer a fine wine who keeps getting better, the same description would work today? absolutely, you mentioned a british player disappointed, but it was either a good day or a bad day, depending on which side of the pond you are. venus williams showed, as
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we talked about, age is but a number. at 37 she powered her way into her ninth wimbledon final, she is the oldest female player into a final berth and martina navratilova finished runner—up in 1994. she played superbly to win 6—4, 6—2 and end johanna konta's probes of being the first british woman in a wimbledon singles final in 40 years. it was a tight contest. williams working her way to victory with smarter serving and more effective returns of. she is into herfirst final since 2009. joining her in the final since 2009. joining her in the final will be garbine muguruza, the 14th seed thrashed the unseeded slovakian 6—1, 6—1 in 64 when it is to advance to her second wimbledon final. she has previous with the wimbledon —— with the williams
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family, she was runner up to serena in 2015, before beating her to win the french open in 2016. that is her only major so far. she was in the zone on thursday, despatching her opponent in ruthless fashion. just a quick reminder, we have touched upon roger federer, it is the men's semifinal on friday, he is bidding for a record eighth wimbledon title, against tomas berdych, while sam querrey will take on marin cilic. a couple of tasty ties on friday. it is the men's semis on friday, the women's final on saturday, the men's final on sunday. i was looking at the bbc sport twitter feed, i saw this clip of wayne rooney. everton are in tanzania, part of their pre—season tour, wayne rooney has left manchester united, gone back to the clu b manchester united, gone back to the club where he made his debut many
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yea rs club where he made his debut many years ago, and this is a great moment. when really has a look up, he scores a fantastic goal! wayne rooney is back scoring again, with an everton shirt on. you can get that clip now online from the bbc, supplied by everton tv. the tanzania and fans enjoyed that. ina minute, tanzania and fans enjoyed that. in a minute, we will play the latest report from the bbc‘s china editor, she has been going along the historic silk road, which china is investing around £1 trillion into to recreate. google talk about the route, and she will report from poland this time. if you have taken a trip to the natural history museum recently, you will have been greeted by gard the
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dip infocus, will have been greeted by gard the dip in focus, standing will have been greeted by gard the dip infocus, standing proud. but 110w dip infocus, standing proud. but now another creature is taking centre stage, the skeleton of a giant blue whale called hope. but fa ns giant blue whale called hope. but fans of dippy, do not worry, he is heading on a tour of the uk. it is the biggest creature that is known to have existed. once driven to the point of extinction, but now saved by human collaboration. the blue whale is a natural history museum iconic display, and it has been named abdullah two hope. museum iconic display, and it has been named abdullah two hopem represents the ability of man to use rational evidence and good science to make decisions that will affect the future. we think it is a message thatis the future. we think it is a message that is important at this time. hence the reason to call her hope, hope that we will make the right decisions based on clear evidence.
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the whale was beached off the coast of wexford in south—east ireland in 1891. it has been on display in one of the museums galleries for more than 100 years, and it has been a huge challenge to move it. the 25 metre skeleton of this young female fills the entire length of the entrance hall of the museum. the skull alone weighs more than a tonne. its lower jawbone skull alone weighs more than a tonne. its lowerjawbone is the single longest bone of any animal on the planet. as visitors arrive, they are greeted by it swooping down towards them, as if they are the tiny krill that wales feed upon. the whale replaces the much loved dinosaur, which has thrilled visitors the decade. let's see if we can find out how long it is. visitors the decade. let's see if we can find out how long it islj visitors the decade. let's see if we can find out how long it is. i think it is great that we are going to ta ke it is great that we are going to take him around on tour, but we want to engage people around the uk, we are hoping for at least 5 million
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new people to become engaged when they see him and learn more about they see him and learn more about the history of that specimen. the staff believe that hope takes the same place in our hearts. the lead story, it comes from paris, donald trump has been meeting at emmanuel macron and has been defending his son's meeting last year with the russian lawyer. a new report is telling us that last year saw a record number of environmental activists being killed. it comes right campaign group, you can find the whole report online. our correspondent picked out
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some of the most important elements. at least 200 murders were committed globally with activists being the victims, and brazil by far saw the most number of deaths for any individual country. columbia saw a significant increase. 60% of the killings last year took place in latin america and many of the victims were from indigenous communities. we are seeing attacks becoming more brazen, because so few of the cases result in successful prosecutions. i have been finding out why the numbers are so high in latin america. it is the place where the resources are. it is where there has been difficulties about law and who owned land, most people are killed in relation to mining, logging and agribusiness, in south america, more
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people are killed in brazil than anywhere else, agribusiness and logging are growing there, and indigenous people are waking up to the fact that their resources are being taken away and trying to do some fig about it. to the governments in these countries acknowledge how poor theirjudiciary ‘s have been at convicting people? that is a problem, the lack of prosecutions. columbia is different, we have had the peace process, after 50 yea rs of we have had the peace process, after 50 years of war, people have gone back to their homes and found other people claiming rights to their homes, which has led to conflict, there is a power vacuum, and so there is a power vacuum, and so there is a power vacuum, and so there is no legal authority. you are getting a lot of killings, 37 last year, and it is due to the people going back to the land and finding that organised crime have taken it over. a lot of conflict in that area
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thatis over. a lot of conflict in that area that is specific to columbia. do we have information on the circumstances in which people are dying? are they being targeted, or dying? are they being targeted, or dying in the heat of the moment? people are being targeted, the most famous environmentalist killed in honshu rose, she received 33 death threats and then was shot in her home. she was a goldman prize winner, very well known in the country, and yet the brazen attitude of people, now feeling they can carry out these attacks in daylight and on prominent people, that is a worrying trend in this report. this week by china editor has been reporting on china's ambitious plan to recreate the famous silk road trading group between east and west. it is thought this ambitious project will cost in the region of £1 trillion. well over $1 trillion. it
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will involve a rail link from china to the uk. some of it will lead via india and through nairobi, others through central asia and then into europe, and into russia. this report on monday came from the east of china, and we played one yesterday from kazakhstan. today's comes from poland. facing west. since the end of the soviet in the. eastern europe is becoming a key piece in china's should egypt jigsaw. becoming a key piece in china's should egyptjigsaw. this family would never sell polish land to chinese investors. he explains they are actually trying to expand, hoping to sell dairy products to wealthy chinese consumers who think the grass here is greener. china
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could be a big newmarket for european milk, but it is a long and computer journey from here european milk, but it is a long and computerjourney from here to the brea kfast ta ble computerjourney from here to the breakfast table in beijing. it is a journey he wants to risk, as dairy markets shrink in europe. translation: china is a big and interesting market, and we want to try it. it is like a promised land. but china's markets are still far from open. and since the global financial crisis, it has mopped up cheap assets across europe. now, china wants to build here and control supply chains. a big idea, driven by the state, not the market. some economists warn that could be risky. this is planned by the state
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agencies, it will be implemented by state agencies. my worry that it will end state agencies. my worry that it willend up state agencies. my worry that it will end up with a huge amount of bad laws, with dozens of countries involved. it could be very dangerous. china's plan is already on the assembly line. this polish factory once made thanks for the soviet bloc. now it makes big as for the chinese state company that rescued it from collapse. he hopes china's new silk road will turn it around. we don't see the mass of orders yet. we are ready and waiting. no real difference from the bottom —— to the bottom line yet? customers will have the need for the
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machines, but not yet. europe's bid for china is still in neutral. while china is moving up a gear here. either digging europe out of a hole ordigging either digging europe out of a hole or digging that whole deeper. one of ourtop or digging that whole deeper. one of our top stories concerns china, the dissident writer and nobel peace prize winner has died aged 61. he was being treated for liver cancer and spent most of the last seven years in prison. he was there because the authorities had found him guilty of subversion, but he had called for democratic reforms. the bbc has spoken to a chinese artist about the treatment he had. even this is not a new case. we have been through these kind of cases, one after another, but it still came asa
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one after another, but it still came as a big shock, not only because i know him, but also because he has been such a symbol for china's human rights or democratic movement. even this hope had become deemed or darkened by his sudden death. that is why everybody feels so shocked. this is an editorial in a newspaper connected to the chinese state, it says he was a victim led astray by the west. thank you for watching, we will see you next week usual time. quite a lot to talk about in the weather, so you will have to stay focused. we will stop further
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afield, in spain. on thursday, the temperature in the south, close to seville, got 247 degrees one of the highest temperatures ever recorded in spain. some time early to the middle of next week, some of that he will head our way. not 47 degrees, but it will warm up. we will look at the details in a moment. in the on friday, we are between two weather systems. one early in the morning, the other approaching north—western parts. for many parts of england and wales, it will be a fine day on friday, but in the north—west, with the next approaching system, the weather will turn and we expect cloud and rain. this is friday evening, the weather system continues to push through. to the
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south, it stays dry. through saturday, we have this trail of a weather front stretching out in the atlantic, moving across northern areas. the south isjust atlantic, moving across northern areas. the south is just about under the influence of high pressure. with weather systems to the north and high pressure to the south, the wind is tracking in a lot of cloud and some outbreaks of rain, so a humid feel, a cloudy day, with rain on saturday. on sunday, we still see a fair bit of cloud, but we see fresh aircoming into fair bit of cloud, but we see fresh air coming into northern parts, but very warm across the south—east. what does it mean for wimbledon? for the first final, slightly lower temperatures, but humid, and higher temperatures, but humid, and higher temperatures on sunday. not ideal playing conditions, because it will be very humid. this is monday, high
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pressure a cross be very humid. this is monday, high pressure across the uk. that means lots of settled weather, sunshine. still quite warm and humid across the far south, maybe temperatures around the mid—20s. then things get interesting. tuesday, and not to talk about. hot air coming out of spain. it moves into france, sucked in by the low pressure, and thunderstorms looming to the south. on wednesday, the low pressure will nudge a bit further north, and between the high and the low, it opens up this channel for some of the heat to ride around the low pressure and brings some thunderstorms, so it potentially turns hot and humid midweek next week. temperatures might hit 30 degrees again, we might have thunderstorms. that is mostly across the south and east. the further north and north—west you are, it
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will be fresher during the day, and the nights might be quite cold. quite big contrasts midweek next week. an unsettled weekend with some rain, the driest weather in the far south. we think it will be dry for wimbledon. possibly thunderstorms, with the heat returning, next week. its plans to convert eu law into british law. ministers call for all parties to work with them, but already the opposition is calling for changes. the prime ministerfaces a difficult path ahead without a parliamentary majority. she says she was devastated by the election result. devastated enough to shed a tear? um, to... yes, a little tear. yeah, at that moment? at that moment, yes. we'll be looking at the challenges ahead. also tonight: save charlie gard! the parents of baby charlie gard return to court, as an american
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doctor says a trial therapy could give him a chance of meaningful improvement. on a visit to paris, just weeks after president trump said he'd pull america out of the paris climate accord, there are hints of a shift.
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