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welcome to outside source. the main suspect in the barcelona attack is dead. the man who is thought to have driven a van into pedestrians last thursday was found and then shot deadin thursday was found and then shot dead ina thursday was found and then shot dead in a village west of barcelona. this is what parts of the us have been seen, the first total eclipse of the sun and almost a0 years. the iraqi army says it is advancing on a town as a major offensive against the islamic state. the un is warning thousands are fleeing the city. the us navy has ordered a worldwide operational pause of its fleet will stop ten personnel on this destroyer are missing after colliding with an oil tanker close to personnel... singapore. you can send in questions and comments, on the hashtag #bbcos. we have the street from spanish
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police confirming what local media have reported, the man shot dead in a village west of barcelona is younes abouyaaqoub, the author of the terrorist attack in barcelona. we know that this man was 22 years old and was a moroccan national. he was spotted by a local woman in a village called subirats, which is not in oregon, that is the wrong map, it is just west of barcelona. this is the scene we got not long after we heard the incident was happening. police closed in, someone fitting the description was found hiding neara fitting the description was found hiding near a petrol station. and after an exchange, the man was shot dead. let's just after an exchange, the man was shot dead. let'sjust go back after an exchange, the man was shot dead. let's just go back over the story. the first attack was in barcelona at around 5pm on thursday, that happened in the city was
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maximus las ramblas area, a white van mounted the pavement, and attempted to hit as many people as possible. the driver, younes abouyaaqoub, flight, and he was seen on cctv images appeared on to escape, but the police did not know where he had been for the last four days. eight hours after that attack, another attack in a seaside resort, and the car was driven into people. five people got out of the car, and they were shot dead. before that, on they were shot dead. before that, on the wednesday night, there had been an explosion in another town. the police said all of that was connected. it turns out that explosion may have been not meant to happen, around 120 gas canisters we re happen, around 120 gas canisters were inside. it has been confirmed that a local imam was killed in that explosion. it is believed eight of the 12 attackers came from a town north of barcelona. the theory is
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that this man radicalise and recruited the group. pure as gavin lien barcelona. the terror cell of 12, in the words of the catalan government, they have been neutralised. the investigations go on. we know that 11 of the 12 attackers had either been arrested oi’ attackers had either been arrested or killed. the one missing person, younes abouyaaqoub, was somebody who police confirmed today was the attacker on las ramblas, having driven the van and fled the scene. he stole a car as well, starving and killing the driver, and they did not know where he was. they have had this big search for him, and about four hours ago, they are now saying they got a tip—off from a woman who lived in a place about 25 miles west from here, a tiny town, she saw him outside her window. he was wearing winter clothes in the summer, she said, and then realised he was
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wearing what looked like a suicide vest. police came and approached him, he was hiding in the vineyards. they asked him to take off the vest which he opened, and shouted in arabic, and moments later, they shot him dead. we discovered the suicide vest was fake, but the chief suspect in the barcelona tax is dead and the sellers neutralised. now that immediate threat has been removed, where are we with the political dialogue around this incident? this is something that does not thread back to the sequence of attacks in europe for the last to make your macs. it was back to 2007, there we re macs. it was back to 2007, there were concerns ofjihadists cells starting to appear in parts of catalonia. to go back a couple of yea rs, after catalonia. to go back a couple of years, after the palace attacks, there was a discussion about whether las ramblas and particularly do better protection, perhaps some
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street furniture blocking the traffic. both then and now, the cata la n traffic. both then and now, the catalan government has said they reject that, because for las ramblas particularly, the president says, you cannot have a complete shield in the region, you have to have somewhere that is open, part of the spirit, and if the attackers would happen, it is about policing on the streets. the fact that the imam who is said to have controlled all of this, who died in explosion bobby was preparing bomb attacks, which triggered the men into action, he has leased to belgium where he tried to get a job as a imam where he was seen as too radical. he was imprisoned, and police understand that he was in the next cell to one of the madrid bombers from the attack in 200a. this is a big investigation. it is day two of the attack on tal
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afar. it matters for three reasons, it is the last major population centre in northern iraq that iis controls. it is also crucial to the is supply route from syria. and thirdly, if it falls, it is more evidence that is is on the retreat. the territory marked in red is controlled by islamic state at the beginning of 2016. that was then, this is now, you can see that the amount red territory, controlled by is, has gone down, it is under pressure. with every offensive against is, there are human costs. the un is saying that 1a,000 people have had to flee tal afar given this latest offensive. i have been speaking to someone from bbc arabic on how important this is. it is one
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of the last strongholds for isis, and to defeat them from that city and to defeat them from that city and then push them back to syria, or like cleansing iraq from this terror group. and that is what the government wants to achieve. plus, the iraq troops, moving forward and advancing, with the moment of the victory, they have achieved in morsel a few weeks ago. ten thematic months, what is the government saying about this one? —— mosul took months. they are talking about an easy task because of the treat of isis fighters. and also this city was like a place where most of the foreign fighters came from abroad to fight with the terror group, and it
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has become the inhabitant place where they have families. a lot of people were living the and fled the city, so it might be an easy task and less conjugated than mosul. where i released thousands of people who are fleeing going? mostly they went to kurdistan, and these cities are surrounded by many villages, and it is mostly tribal. so most of these people will have fled to outside the city to the villages, or somewhere in other cities. chile's constitutional court has approved a move to legalise abortions under certain circumstances. this has already been passed by both houses of parliament, and opposition parties had challenged the ruling, hence the
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constitutional court getting involved. this bill allows abortions in the case of rape, ins if the mother's life is at risk, the foetus will not survive a pregnancy. you will not survive a pregnancy. you will have three cases in which women can actually have an abortion, in the case of rape, in the case of the women's life in threatened, and if the foetus isjust not going to carry through to the end of the pregnancy. but in other circumstances, women can, in some circumstances, women can, in some circumstances, go to prison? absolutely. the law in chile says that you can get up to 15 years in jail for abortion. for an illegal abortion, not in these three cases. so that's for women and also practitioners, doctors who may help women. so that. carry on as it is in chile. there is a tendency, there are around 30,000 illegal abortions each year. they tend to use pills
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that are used for ulcers, that people can buy online. of course, richer women and poorer women do not have that choice necessarily. this isa have that choice necessarily. this is a significant moment for chile. put it in context for us, would it have been imaginable ten or 15 years ago? chile did have a very open abortion policy, and a law that was passed, you could have an abortion for medical reasons in 1931, but that was all taken away by the military government of general pinochet. it is one of seven countries in the world that had this blanket ban, so chile is now moving into an area where this is a real change for the region. the vatican, honduras, nicaragua, the dominican republic, malta and el salvador, does this development in chile at least influence those countries in
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central and southern america ? least influence those countries in central and southern america? there are certainly big lobbies and many of these countries to lift or at least partially lift abortion, and many of these countries struggle against a very strong catholic church and very conservative parties, and societies that are very conservative. so they will be looking at what has happened in chile, as will the neighbouring argentina, for example. they are very interested in the listing of bands, because in argentina, it is very partial, only in certain cases. so hopefully in the region gradually, the —— there will be more rights for women reproductively. everyone in the us, including the president, has been taking time to look up to the sky and look at the first total eclipse. it is the first one in some parts of america for almost a0 years, he has got his glasses on there, but another shots,
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the president did not use as glasses. we will tell you all about the eclipse in a few minutes. prosecutors in england and wales are being told to treat hate crimes online as seriously as cases of face—to—face abuse. the director of public prosecutions is alison saunders. we are publishing today guidance for prosecutors to make sure that they understand how to prosecute a crime, what hate crime is come about also public facing documents so that individuals and members of the public understand what hate crime is. we think far too often it is an underreported crime, people think they have to put up with low—level hate and do not realise it is a crime. summary documents are telling them what they can do. they are telling them how they can report, and also what support we will give individuals when they report a hate crime. there is also a social media campaign
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launched today by the cps which reiterates what a hate crime is, so that people understand can convey confidence to come forward. mrs outside source left from the bbc newsroom. the main suspect in the barcelona attack has been shot dead by spanish police. he is thought to be the driver of the band that most down crowds on las ramblas on thursday. the nigerian president has addressed the nation after three months of medical leave in the uk. it was his second spell of medical leave this year, but he did not explain what his illness is. one of the most watched videos on the bbc news app is all about a girl selling bread on the streets of lagos, and how she went on to become a national
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celebrity in nigeria. it is one of many stories on the new bbc pigeon at. you can find out more about it on the bbc website. the us navy has ordered a worldwide operational pause of its fleet, and this is the reason for that. it is a us destroyer, the john reason for that. it is a us destroyer, thejohn s mccain, limping to port and singapore. it collided with an oil tanker in the early hours of monday, and ten us personnel are missing. the reason for the wider enquiry is that this is the fourth time in a year that a us navy vessel has been involved in an accident. this latest incident happened before dawn, east of the strait of singapore, and on a more detailed map here, black squares is the exact location of the collision. the ussjohn the exact location of the collision. the uss john s the exact location of the collision. the ussjohn s mccain suffered significant damage, you can see that in this image. this is the oil
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tanker that was involved, a much bigger vessel. some minor damage to it, but no oil was leaked, we are told. the most pressing matters finding the missing people. our reporter has been out on the water and singapore, looking at that and the broader issues. what the us navy's public affairs department has been able to tell us is that the ship sustained some serious damage on the port side, including to the areas of the crew's sleeping quarters and some communications equipment was also damaged. it is not clear how this collision happened, however, but it took place at there, hundreds of miles away, in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes. a quarter of the world's trade goes through those straights and it is very congested, heavy traffic the hourly time. this collision could not have come at a more awkward time from the united states, in the midst of its annual military drills with south korea
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that was launched this week, and it follows another collision with another us warship earlier this year with a merchant vessel. all of this raises questions about how effective the world's most powerful navy is in this part of the world. let's pick up this part of the world. let's pick up on this part of the world. let's pick up on one this part of the world. let's pick up on one of those points, because china has said several times at once the us and south korea to stop these large joint the us and south korea to stop these largejoint military the us and south korea to stop these large joint military drills, the us and south korea to stop these largejoint military drills, and clearly they are not listening. another is in progress, featuring close to 18,000 us troops, and 50,000 south korean troops. these drills are annual, we should see them in the context of north korea and its recent intercontinental ballistic missiles. this is an 11 day long drill, it is a war game, not as big as the one earlier in the year, but still significant. interestingly, a lot of it will be based on computer simulations which ta ke based on computer simulations which take place in large bunker south the south korean capital, seoul. you can
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see people out on the streets of seoul going through these drills. you will not be surprised to know that the north koreans are not impressed, its official news agency says it is aimed to ignite a nuclear war on the korean peninsula at any cost. the chinese response is equally predictable, saying, these drills are not beneficial to easing co nve nts drills are not beneficial to easing convents tensions and goes on to say, more efforts on all sides to promote talks. the south korean president has a different idea. translation: there is no intention at all to heighten military tensions on the korean peninsula, as these drills are held annually and an tovey of a defensive nature. north korea should not exaggerate our effo rts korea should not exaggerate our efforts to keep peace, or attempts to worsen the situation using these effo rts to worsen the situation using these efforts as an excuse. and if you're
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looking for background on the tensions around the korean peninsula, what these drills between the south koreans and america involved, you can get it all online from the bbc. thesejoint involved, you can get it all online from the bbc. these joint drills actually dates back to the mid—90 72. now, turning to the us, and this. the total solar eclipse, with yea rs of this. the total solar eclipse, with years of build—up, and now some people have got to see it. this is how it was viewed in madras in oregon, this is the path it is taking a wholly with oregon to the north—west of the us to like charleston in the south—east. this is how different places have responded to the event. i mentioned oregon, this is one event held, lots of people coming together at what physical the oregon eclipse festival. they were the first to get england's, then it was idaho. this
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is one picture respotted with t—shirts for sale, and hats as well. the minute did notjust obscure the sun there, also in kentucky. i was on air, speaking to someone the moment the eclipse became complete. the sun is actually a thin crescent, and before the sun was so bright, it was absolutely sweltering. now it has called writes down, this beautiful light, and everyone here behind me isjust anticipating the moment of totality. this is the point of greatest eclipse, the best place to experience totality, and you can see how quickly the light is fading. ifi you can see how quickly the light is fading. if i look up with my eclipse glasses, there is just fading. if i look up with my eclipse glasses, there isjust a fading. if i look up with my eclipse glasses, there is just a tiny sliver of the summer left, we are very close to the moment of totality. everyone has been overjoyed and
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excited for this, you can hear them screaming. people of all ages are just in all awe, and we have now reached the moment of totality. you can see the corona, and i have taken off my eclipse glasses now. you can see a ring around the sun, the corona shining bright. the temperature has absolutely dropped, it is amazing. it is really hard to describe, but you can hear the gasps behind me. everyonejust taking this m, behind me. everyonejust taking this in, screaming, shouting, my heart is pounding because it isjust in, screaming, shouting, my heart is pounding because it is just an awe—inspiring moment, it reminds us that all of us here together from different countries, different ages, all here to witness this moment. and this is absolutely breathtaking, that corona is so bright, shining so
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bright. and even though you can hear people's voices, you do not hear the crickets any more, just scanning the horizon, it is absolutely beautiful. absolutely stunning. you can hear people behind the can hardly believe it, for many it is the first, and it is my first time seeing a total eclipse. and i have to say, even seeing that path, but now to see it com pletely seeing that path, but now to see it completely blocked is unlike anything else. it is amazing. quite anything else. it is amazing. quite a thing. everyone there in kentucky witnessing it, and many images from the total eclipse online already at the total eclipse online already at the bbc news website. time for outside source business, a chinese car company, great wall motors. it says it is interested in buying all of fiat chrysler, which is american.
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we are told there is an appetite for more talks, if it happens, it would be the biggest purchase by a chinese car company. i guess the first thing is, how far down the line have we actually got with story? fiat chrysler are not officially confirming this approach, but certainly it has got many tongues wagging today. i think the reason for that is, because if you look at jeep, it has a long history in the united states, used by the army many yea rs united states, used by the army many years ago, but it is also considers the crown jewel of the chrysler, the most valuable part of the company, and the idea that a chinese firm might be able to buy part of it, buy it up in totality, is considered a big dealfor the it up in totality, is considered a big deal for the company because it up in totality, is considered a big dealfor the company because not only does get hold ofjeep, that it potentially gets a foothold here in the us market. and help us learn a
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bit more about this chinese car firm, how does it compare the big firms that we make the most valuable? they are better known in china for making suv? s —— suvs. most of them are sold in china, so compare that to jeep, most of them are sold in china, so compare that tojeep, not fiat chrysler as a whole, which sells close to 2 million vehicles, and gives you a sense of the scale of the difference. argue, could this be to you. the bbc business unit has been looking at death, and a report from new york on the cost of dying. the deal is worth dying for? not in brooklyn. in a city where land is at a premium, it may come as a surprise that even cemeteries are pressing people out. this particular cemetery
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still has room to grow, but they are also tried to maximise the space they already have. we wanted to provide the people of brooklyn especially an option where they can have affordable burial in the old neighbourhood. but at $2400 per square metre, this is some of the priciest land anywhere in the city. it is just like buying priciest land anywhere in the city. it isjust like buying real estate, location, location. a plot that will bury the people, we can bury one on top of the other, can start as low as $a500, and as high as $18,000, depending on the location. some people are avoiding the hefty price tag is by cremation, something that is on the right here in new york. but it is still leaving the question of what to do with the ashes? this man sources run it from around the world to make tombstones, mausoleums, and even grave markers for pets. the further away it
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reaches, that is where the cost comes in. it is expensive to bring something in from south africa. very heavy, and very laborious. people maybe cremating more, but according to him, ashes are often left in a closet and forgotten. you're working to create cost efficient programmes to create cost efficient programmes to have people's remains buried in the cemetery anyplace where the families can gather, have the name ona families can gather, have the name on a wall, because if your name is not inscribed on that stone, you we re never not inscribed on that stone, you were never here. "1 not inscribed on that stone, you were never here. in cities around the world, the cost of being buried as going up, as land is being used for other things. but in a place like new york, it is hard to put a price on being remembered. i will be back with you in a couple of minutes. one of the biggest weather stories
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over recent days and weeks has been the devastating mudslide in sierra leone. it is the rainy season across as part of the world, but every so often, an extra kick of energy running from east to west. it tends to enhance the rainfall, so as you can see from the forecast chart over the next couple of days, we will see further pulses of particularly heavy rain running from east to west across this part of africa. that means that there is the risk of further flooding and further and if enough rain falls in a short space of time. these african easterly waves ca n of time. these african easterly waves can have a further influence on the weather, because as they move out over the atlantic, over the warm waters of the ocean, they can turn into tropical storms and even hurricanes. the areas we are watching closely, one to the east of the caribbean, one to the east of florida, and another one which
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contains the remnants of what was tropical storm hardly. it could spin up tropical storm hardly. it could spin up once again, bringing some heavy rain to belize and parts of mexico. we could see some extremely heavy rain over the next few days. also showers and storms spreading towards florida, miami looking unsettled on choosing and wednesday, some big downpours are likely. a of rain, but in barbados. two different part of the world where rain has been an issue, bangladesh, significant flooding your courtesy of monsoon downpours, a regularfeature of flooding your courtesy of monsoon downpours, a regular feature of the weather in this part of south asia at this time of year. they have these deals over bangladesh, also for bhutan and nepal. the heaviest rain is now across western parts of india, mumbai and other places could see heavy downpours over the next few days, bringing the risk of some flooding. also to home, hot dry weather once again a future across
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southern areas of europe. further north, areas of cloud on the satellite picture, weather systems bringing outbreaks of rain. in the mediterranean over the next three days, one or two showers across turkey on shoes day, but for the balkans, italy southern france and iberia, it is dry. quite a lot of sunshine, those temperatures across southern spain and portugal, not far off a0 degrees. a chance of some further wildfires, but back home, after a brief spell of tropical warmth and humidity, things will turn cooler from the west, with some showers. more details on that coming up showers. more details on that coming up in half an hour. i'm ros atkins with outside source, the main suspect in the barcelona attack is dead. the man thought to have driven a fan into pedestrians last thursday was found and shot deadin last thursday was found and shot dead ina last thursday was found and shot dead in a village west of barcelona. this is what parts of the usa have
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seen, the first total eclipse of the sun the first time in almost a0 yea rs. sun the first time in almost a0 years. it is the longest war for america, what comes next for the us and afghanistan, president trump will tell us in a few hours' time. the worst floods in decades in south asia, we will hear from the worst floods in decades in south asia, we will hearfrom our correspondence, manchester city and everton a re correspondence, manchester city and everton are playing in the premier league, everton are leading by one
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