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plane was due to be smuggled onto a plane but the attempt was abandoned. there's more pressure on president trump after it emerged that a grand jury has been set up in washington to investigate russian interference in last year's elections. it may be the first step towards possible criminal charges. millions of eggs are being recalled and destroyed in germany and the netherlands after some were found to contain a toxic insecticide. 100 and eighty dutch farms have been temporarily shut down since wednesday. firefighters in dubai have been tackling a blaze that engulfed several floors of one of the world's tallest residential buildings. it's the second time the torch tower building has caught fire. everyone was safely evacuated. now it's time for our news review. what's making headlines around the globe? one of the leads for the washington post online
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is special counsel robert mueller using the grand jury in federal court in washington as part of the russia investigation. you may recognise this face in a story being covered online in the telegraph. it's the young british it expert who was hailed a hero for stopping a cyber attack that crippled the national health service here in the uk. well, he's now been arrested by the fbi. in the arab news, the saudi embassy issues a warning to its nationals and residents following a spate of acid attacks across london. the advice for saudi's visiting the uk is to avoid walking in secluded and dark areas. on the front page of the gulf news, some interesting population numbers for the uae. one of the first countries in the region to reveal it's population count and the gender split is 69% men, compared with just 31% women. and, toddlers using smartphones and tablets before even turning one is the health feature on the front of the south china morning post.
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it follows a study of young children in hong kong. doctors have warned the habits can hinder eye and bone development, impact interpersonal skills and lead to addictive behaviour later in life. with us is alpesh patel, the ceo of praefinium partners. i think you'vejust i think you've just described me. we don't need smart phones here. we just read the papers. the washington post leading with robert mueller and the grand jury, how significant do you think this is? with any other president, it would be hugely significant, even richard nixon. but this is not going to even distract the president in a slight way. the sad thing is, this is basically a
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dead duck, not even a lame—duck, but a dead duck. he is going to get nothing through congress. he wasn't getting anything through congress beforehand, you might think that's a good thing if you're a democrat. even his own party is blocking him. the reason is that nobody wants to be seen dead with this dead duck president. he would say, look at the markets. the dow is at a record high. yes, there is political chaos, but in mainstream america, life has never been better. thankfully, the government does not run everything. however, he does believe everything positive is down to him. do you think you —— he should claim credit for anything? i think he will do it!
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it isa for anything? i think he will do it! it is a big world out there, he is supposed to be the leader of the world. there are issues of climate change, employment in his own country, let alone global growth. he is being distracted from all these things by these investigations. they are not criminal yet, but... things by these investigations. they are not criminalyet, but... it will continue for months if not years. next year, i think is going to be even more a dead duck. he won't be able to get anything through parliament and i think twitter is the only thing he will be able to do, which i think he worked out a long time ago. looking at this story from the telegraph, he was hailed a hero after being able to delay this virus. he has now been arrested by the fbi, what was the article saying about that? this is the irony of it
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all, he was arrested at a hacking conference. one place not to turn up if you are a criminal is the largest hacking conference in the world. if you are a criminal is the largest hacking conference in the worldm might be the best place, hiding in plain sight? i think the fbi are more competent than that. as things stand, he's still innocent. a p pa re ntly stand, he's still innocent. apparently be centred around another virus which had the ability to empty bank accounts. i think he is a useful individual, i wonder if one of the reasons he has been arrested is because he refused to work with them. i think they should use it, i don't think this is somebody who should just be behind bars. if criminals have got other skills, i am not saying they should be let off lightly, but it is an opportunity to say, we want you to be a white hat not a black hat. as was done with
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the uk intelligence agency after the nhs cyber attack. our intelligence agencies are not able to do what some of these individuals are able to do. we need to utilise them and get in an international service. we have reported on the spate of acid attacks in london, the saudi embassy are following up and issuing a warning to people visiting from saudi arabia. a really sad story, a p pa re ntly saudi arabia. a really sad story, apparently following an attack in knightsbridge, which is populated by tourists frequently from the middle east, not least because it has harrods and they are wealthy. there are attacks in the wealthy parts, not just the are attacks in the wealthy parts, notjust the poorer parts of london. what is sad is that there are 19.1 million visitors to london, and the
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proportion of attacks, acid attacks are particularly evil compared to muggings or any other type. it is a small proportion for a major city, i don't want to downplay it. at the same time, when they issue state m e nts same time, when they issue statements like this, there is about as much risk of a saudi national being attacked by acid as there is ofa being attacked by acid as there is of a british tourist being beheaded in riyadh. bystanders intervening if they see such an attack can make a massive difference. they are just saying that they feel people need to be told what to do. presumably, the quickest thing to do is grab a bottle of water and douse the person in that. itjust bottle of water and douse the person in that. it just gets bottle of water and douse the person in that. itjust gets it off their skin and may restrict the damage it can do. you are right, we should be aware of what to do when we see a medical emergencies. it worries me that there is disproportionate
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attention being given, because it is dramatic, and new, novel, compared to how safe our streets. i think there is a serious danger that people start thinking, this is an arms a city. statistically, it isn't, despite all the news stories about terrorism and crime and so on. it is actually a pretty safe city. i'm notjust it is actually a pretty safe city. i'm not just saying it is actually a pretty safe city. i'm notjust saying that because it is my city, but the statistics prove it. the mayor of london says that as well. skipping over this interesting story, the gender split between men and women in the uae. they did not get the diversity memo, did they? very young children getting used to using devices, their parents using them to keep the children quiet while they do other things, i guess. will it impact in later life? 30
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yea rs will it impact in later life? 30 years ago, we would have talked about television. what is interesting about this is that it makes them showed adult like behaviour. if you take it away, they start crying. they are distracted. ignoring other adults around them. and the research suggests... just like you now! i want a word with your parents! what's important about this is that the research shows it is not necessarily a good idea. who is not necessarily a good idea. who is it? very good to see you, as ever. that's it from us, have a great day. see you soon. hello, once again. this sphere is beginning to get a bit overworked. it's been one of those weeks. the reason? that area of low pressure has been thereabouts across the british isles for much of the past week.
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there are signs of a change, but it's going to be oh so slow. feeling that way across northern scotland from the word go. showers, if not longer spells of rain. that's not the only area. coming away to the opposite end of the country, showers running in up the bristol channel, getting into the northern half of devon and cornwall, up to bristol. another feed coming in from the channel itself, away towards the kent and sussex coasts. further north, some dry weather across the east midlands, east anglia, and the rest of the south—east, but generally speaking, the further north you go, the cloud fills in and some of those showers become ever more persistent. that will be the way of it for a good part of the morning across the north—east of scotland. even here, that cloud will begin to break into lunchtime and the early afternoon. and the wind is not as much of a feature across the british isles through friday,
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as was the case for some of you on thursday. with that combination, less of a breeze, more in the way of sunshine and fewer showers, 22—23. we won't get to those lofty heights and i don't think anyone will shoot another 64 at kingsbarn, in fife. the rain won't be persistent, but it could be heavy at times, as it could be over the eastern borders and the north—east of england. some of those showers in the afternoon quite punchy. through the evening and overnight, keeping the showers going across northern and western parts. you're at your driest perhaps through central and eastern areas. here we are into the weekend. that low pressure now dominant over scandinavia. a little ridge of high pressure trying to settle things down, and it will do across the southern counties of england and wales. but further north, east anglia, lincolnshire, there will be showers again. again, not too much in the way of a breeze, but it will be noticeable. temperatures really nothing spectacular for this time of year. that little ridge of high pressure that will have killed off some but not all of the showers and will make for a chilly start to sunday underneath clear skies. which, sadly, will fill in rapidly across western scotland and northern ireland too, with rain here moving
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in for the afternoon. generally speaking, the further south and east you are, the drier your day will be. eventually, come monday, what is left of that front will gradually stagger its way to the south—eastern quarter of the british isles. hello, this is breakfast, with naga munchetty and steph mcgovern. the biggest names in athletics gather in london as the 16th world championships get under way. sir mo farah and usain bolt are both in action as they aim to bring their careers on the track to a close with gold medals. the action gets under way later here at the london stadium, five years to the day since the 2012 olympics super saturday. organisers will be
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hoping for more memorable moments. good morning, it's friday fourth august. also this morning:
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