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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: america's first lady meets children separated from their parents at the us border, as her husband's government begins the job of reuniting them. nearly 200 people are still missing after a ferry sinks in indonesia. the captain has been detained for questioning. argentina's hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the world cup suffer a blow after a 3—0 defeat to croatia. and namaste, on a global scale. millions of people around the world celebrate the international day of yoga. in an apparent response to worldwide outrage, president trump has declared that us government agencies should begin trying to reunite more than 2,000
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migrant children with their parents. the children, many no more than babies, were taken away under the trump administration's new zero—tolerance policy, introduced two months ago. but there is great confusion over how reunification will happen, whether it can even be done at all, and a vote in congress on new immigration legislation has been postponed. more from our correspondent nick bryant. the first lady has made herself a centralfigure in this row, and today decided to make a dramatic journey to a detention centre in texas where more than 50 children are being kept. publicly, she has called for a country that governs with heart. privately, she has pressed her husband to reverse the policy of taking children from their parents. and today came questions that any mother might ask. when will families be reunited, and in what conditions are children being detained? i know you housed children on a long—term basis.
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and i'd also like to ask you how i can help, to these children, to be reunited with their families as quickly as possible. much is being made of the coat she was filmed wearing, bearing the slogan "i really don't care, do you?" words which seem to contradict her actions. her office said there was no hidden message. today she completely upstaged her husband, who stayed in washington, where he lashed out at his democratic critics. so they want us to take care of bed space, and resources, and personnel, and take everybody, and... you know, like, let's run the most luxurious hotel in the world for everybody. but they don't want to give us the money. there has been a concerted attempt by the trump administration to put a caring face on what has been slammed as the cruellest of policies, these pictures released
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by the us government showing classrooms, rather than cages. meals, not wire meshing. even the wonderful world of disney. the youngest are being kept in what the trump administration calls "tender—age facilities," terminology that democrats have seized upon. i've seen the pictures of these tiny little girls, with forlorn looks on their faces. it breaks your heart. and they're being placed into what is being called "tender—age facilities." that's an 0rwellian term if there ever was one. in the immigration debate on capitol hill, democrats can't agree with republicans, and the republicans can't agree amongst themselves. with congressional elections looming, washington is obsessed with the politics of immigration. but, for the parents of separated children, it is the practicalities that count. how are they going to get their kids back, how are they going to prevent them being lost in the system? in the halls of congress, a protest which served as a reminder to warring politicians of who is in the crossfire of this battle — children.
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nick bryant, bbc news, washington. police have detained the captain of an indonesian ferry, one of the few survivors of a disaster that has left nearly 200 people missing, feared dead. the captain was one of just 18 found alive. the bbc‘s rebecca henschke reports from jakarta that indonesia's president has called for a review of maritime safety. hopes are fading that any more survivors or even bodies will be pulled from this volcanic lake, one of the deepest in the world. and that means many grieving families won't be able to even bury their loved ones. that includes mothers, children, and many young couples. amongst the grief, there's also anger, frustration at the pace of the rescue effort, and also that the boat was allowed to go out that day, in bad weather, with three times the maximum number
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of passengers permitted on board. the captain was amongst the few people who were rescued after the boat went down in bad weather, and he is being now questioned by the police, who say he owned the vessel he was operating illegally, without tickets or a manifest. survivors have said there were not enough lifejackets on board, and as the ship went down, they desperately fought each other for those that were available. this is indonesia's worst maritime disaster in recent years, but boat accidents here are common. and scenes like this are eerily familiar. presidentjoko widodo has called for a review of the safety laws at sea, and said local authorities will be held accountable for not enforcing them. but millions of people rely on traditional boats to get around this vast archipelago, many of those boats not even having
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basic safety on board. observers say promises of reform have been made before, and they want to see major changes to stop a disaster like this from happening again. rebecca henschke, bbc news, jakarta. turkey's president, recep tayyip erdogan, has acknowledged that this sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections might now run so close that they will produce a coalition government. bbc correspondent mark lowen has been travelling the country to canvass opinion. this two—year—old never knew her mum. she was shot in the neck by turkish police, and died after the birth. her grandma raises her. herfather is in prison, and she doesn't know the truth. they were, say the family, innocently caught up in clashes between pkk kurdish militants and government forces.
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the same government president erdogan is hoping to lead again after sunday's election. translation: when she grows up, i'll tell her the state killed her mother and put herfather in prison. i hate erdogan for what he's done to my family. if he came here, i'd spit in his face. god damn him. but he did come here, to kurdish—dominated south—east turkey — not a region where he has a majority, but in this tight election, he needs kurdish votes to win. women are separated from men at his rallies, unheard of before he took office. "0ne nation, one flag, one homeland, one state," he cries. they cheer the leader of a big nato power, and a key western ally on syria and the migrant crisis.
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the reverence president erdogan still commands from pious turks is almost godlike. the question is whether it can beat the acute loathing felt by the other side of the nation. this election is now a fight between two halves of profoundly polarised turkey — a battle for the soul of this pivotal country. security is heavy here. the pro—kurdish party is called "terrorists" by the government, its candidates standing for election from prison. many fear vote—rigging by the erdogan machine. across this vast country, a different picture in the president's black sea stronghold. he has built support with new schools and hospitals. the economic boom is now stalling, but this is a region of loyalists. like cemal bayar, whose family has tended hazelnut groves for generations, and whose devout following is cultivated by the islamist president. translation: if erdogan says a road will be built here, it's done in three days.
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we are happy that a muslim country is ruled by a muslim president. he's not a dictator, he's a world leader. beneath a cloak of fear, dissent here is whispered. we met the wife of a police chief jailed after the failed coup, one of over 200,000 arrested or sacked. critics say it is a purge of all opponents. translation: the hardest is the loneliness, that my daughter is without a father. we don't know what's worse, destroying our future, or turkey's justice system. what erdogan is doing is a crime against humanity. this political choice will determine livelihoods. a vote for the shape, perhaps the survival, of turkish democracy. mark lowen, bbc news, in turkey. in the biggest shock of the tournament so far in football's world cup in russia, lionel messi's argentina are on the brink of going out after a 3—0 thrashing by croatia. 0ur correspondent in moscow, austin halewood, has the story. lionel messi and aguero, argentina
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have two of the best forwards in clu bfoot all have two of the best forwards in clubfoot all but on the international stage they struggle for support, perez missing an open net, the frustration clear to see. but for all the mistakes at the top of the pitch, the worst came at the back, the goalkeeper misjudging, a chance ante rebic wouldn't miss. in the end, argentina were so poor it was hard to watch, and it only got worse. a group to simply magnificent. ivan rakitic added that lost to send croatia through. the mighty argentina fallen, and now dependent on others. the passionate peru and their fans have dependent on others. the passionate peru and theirfans have made themselves known in russia, but on themselves known in russia, but on the biggest stage, one mistake can be all it takes, france pouncing on the loose ball, peru punished by mbappe. still the south americans pressed, denied only by the
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woodwork, but that is as close as they came. the first world cup in 36 yea rs they came. the first world cup in 36 years over, their fans left thinking what could have been. france heading to the knockout stage, but nowhere near their best. for some, to the knockout stage, but nowhere neartheir best. forsome, it to the knockout stage, but nowhere near their best. for some, it will only ever be a dream. no one expects denmark and australia to be there at the end, but christian erickson was determined to show what he can do. power, precision, pure happiness. but it wouldn't last long. hamble spotted by the video referee, jedinak pulling australia level. in the end, honours even, and qualification for both still a possibility. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: a first baby in more ways than one, as prime ministerjacinda ardern gives birth while in office. we will have more on new zealand's newborn. members of the neo—nazi resistance group stormed the world trade center armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according
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to international law, that we have a rightful claim on certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner". chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that on 8june, god told him to plead guilty, and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie, which for 29 years has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is bbc news.
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the latest headlines: america's first lady meets children separated from their parents at the us border, as her husband's government begins the job of reuniting them. well, let's stay with this story now. let's get the latest now from the bbc‘s chris buckler in washington. let's come to melania trump in a moment, if we can. it does look as if new immigration law has been pushed down the road, doesn't it? but what are the chances of reuniting these families? no fingerprints were taken, no dna, and many of these people don't speak english. i think there are going to be attempts to reunite families, but actually, beyond the political there is that practical question of how thatis is that practical question of how that is going to happen. are there the facilities, for example, two houses are many families, and the practical business of getting children, who in some cases have been sent many miles away from their
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pa rents, been sent many miles away from their parents, back in a position where they are with them is very, very difficult. and in the past they have been kept by two different departments, the department of justice, and also the department of health and human services. now, under what has been suggested here by president trump, it is a third agency, the department of homeland security, who will actually housed the families going forward. but as i say, there is no question of accommodation as well as the practical reality of bringing them together, and it is not even clear that the law as they stands will allow them to be held together for more than 20 days anyway. and then the first lady visitor facility, shows every indication of feeling real concern, but where is this tone deaf graffiti style jacket which has caused a great fast. her people say it really doesn't matter, trying to brush it off, but then her husband sets the whole thing alight again. yes, let's just remind you of what the message on the back of the cope said. it said i really don't care. do u? and as you said, the first
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lady was quick to point out that there was no intended message, that it was just a fashion item. the reality is, though, that the president has now waiting to this and has said that it was an intended message and it was a message to the fa ke message and it was a message to the fake news media that she doesn't ca re fake news media that she doesn't care about them or how she is covered. the reality is, if you take a look at what melania trump has said during the week tom and remember, she released that statement at the weekend in which she very clearly seemed to put daylight between her and her husband, saying that america needs to be governed with a heart. now, that seemed to be a tacit criticism of her husband, and she has also made the effort to go to the border, to one of these facilities. and i think that shows that she is troubled by what she has seen. that she is deeply concerned. but you have to say, in terms of fashion, it doesn't seem to have been the best choice. "welcome to our village, wee one." that's how the prime minister of new zealand announced the birth of her baby girl. jacinda ardern is only the second elected leader to ever give birth
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while in office. she'll take six weeks of maternity leave before heading back to work, leaving deputy prime minister winston peters in charge. hywel griffith has more. beaming parents and their new arrival. jacinda ardern told social media of her daughter's earth. —— birth. throughout her very public pregnancy, jacinda ardern made a point of continuing with business as usual. after six six weeks of maternity leave she plans to be back at work as her husband becomes the main caregiver. she has suggested the baby could join her on the international stage. some places in the future, especially the pacific. they have told me we are great with
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children, bring the child. the ba by‘s children, bring the child. the baby's arrival has been celebrated asa baby's arrival has been celebrated as a national triumph. the former prime minister was one of the first to tweet, saying this was gender equality in action. theresa may also said her congratulations to the new pa rents. said her congratulations to the new parents. the man in charge of new zealand for the next six weeks also gave his best wishes. zealand for the next six weeks also gave his best wisheslj zealand for the next six weeks also gave his best wishes. i wish the prime minister the very best, and that she gets a solid start to motherhood. that solid start may be followed by sleepless nights. but jacinda ardern says she will be co nta cta ble jacinda ardern says she will be contactable and continue reading cabinet papers when she has taken her baby home. —— reading. how cute.
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an electric—car—sharing scheme in paris has been cancelled let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. there have been protests in the spanish town of pamplona after a court ordered the provisional release of five men convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman. in april, they were given a nine—year jail sentence for sexual abuse, but acquitted of rape. it follows an incident that took place during pamplona's annual bull—running festival. the men are appealing against their conviction. koko the gorilla, who famously learned to communicate with more than a thousand hand signals, has died in california, aged 46. here she's with one of many celebrity admirers, flea from the red hot chilli peppers. koko was born at the san francisco zoo, and trained by her instructor there to convey thoughts and feelings. she also adopted and named pets, including a kitten called all ball. an electric—car—sharing scheme in paris has been cancelled after running into financial difficulties. the autolib scheme allowed cars to be hired by credit card and parked in designated spaces around the city.
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but french authorities refused to help fund the scheme after it announced a multi—million euro hole in its budget. andrew plant reports. small, silver, and made for sharing. the autolib cars have become a familiar sight on the streets of paris paris over the past seven yea rs. paris paris over the past seven years. but despite their popularity, the french authorities are pulling the french authorities are pulling the plug on the capital's electric ca rs. the plug on the capital's electric cars. they are putting the brakes on so abruptly it has left many in the lurch. even just so abruptly it has left many in the lurch. evenjust for so abruptly it has left many in the lurch. even just for the next week, ido lurch. even just for the next week, i do not know what i will do with them. there are two days when i will start work early in the morning. i will figure it out but it is a little brittle. launched in 2011, the cars were bought by credit card with charging point across paris. a
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way to meet commuter needs and curb air pollution. but financial difficulties occurred. a request for filling a budget shortfall was denied by authorities. translation: we are all very happy that autolib exists. we say it all the time. it is practical. it changed the way we experience commuting in the city. if someone said tomorrow we are cancelling the bus service, that is what it is like. the cars had issues with cleanliness, parking, and stiff competition from applications like uber. parisi and authorities have 110w uber. parisi and authorities have now cancelled the service. —— parisian. 0perators say they will appeal. it is an abrupt end to a scheme many saw as the cleaner more
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efficient alternative to committing. scottish musicians have found success across the world, and a new show at the national museum in edinburgh explores the musical culture of the nation. 0ur arts editor, will gompertz, went in search of the essence of scottish p0p- # bye—bye, baby, baby, goodbye... back in the ‘70s, the bay city rollers wore their scottishness on their sleeves. # the sunshine on leith... a decade later, the edinburgh—based proclaimers were riffing on the city's weather. # why does it always rain on me? an interest in meteorology shared by the glaswegian band travis in the ‘90s. # i'm mr initiation! more recently, it has been the mercury prize—winning band young fathers going down a storm as a voice and look of 21st—century scotland. as this exhibition graphically demonstrates, the list of world—class musical acts that have come out of scotland is long and illustrious. but is there a common thread, something that unites them all, that captures the essence of what could be called scottish pop?
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# i don't want a lover... here is a lady who should know. # ijust need a friend... what literally links everybody in this room is great, great songs. the scots seem to have a real knack for it. i don't know if that comes from the dna of folk music that was written, whether it's in the air. we have something to say. basically, you can't really shut us up, so maybe that's why we like to write a tune and say something. the show also looks back at the pubs, the clubs and the venues that have nurtured scotland's up—and—coming bands, such as the legendary barrowland, in glasgow. i think most of the bands in scotland have either played in the barrowland, or it's their endeavour to play at the barrowland. that is their goal in life. 0nce they've played the barrowland, they don't care where else they play. some of the musicians featured
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in this exhibition have stayed. others have strayed, to go to london and beyond. but, wherever they've ended up, what this show emphatically tells you is they were all made here in scotland. will gompertz, bbc news, edinburgh. people all over the world have been marking international yoga day. the event, which began in 2014, is recognised by the united nations. it's meant to foster peace and understanding and saw millions meditating on different continents as the bbc‘s tim allman explains. in india, they take yoga very seriously indeed. tens of thousands of people stretching, breathing, centring themselves. among them, prime minister narendra modi, hoping to combine the political with the spiritual. friends, from tokyo to
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toronto, stockholm to sao paulo, y°93 toronto, stockholm to sao paulo, yoga has become a positive influence in the lives of millions. all across the country, they were doing it. here, officers saluting the sun in the frozen heights of the himalayas. and here aboard an aircraft carrier docked in mumbai. armed forces personnel. and it was notjust india. this is disneyland in paris. a free yoga class for hundreds of people. even goofy had a go. in new york, the very epitome of intense and high—speed 2a hour a day living, and high—speed 2a hour a day living, a moment of calm transcendence.” love coming here. i come to work and it is very chaotic but today, i am
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able to find the quiet like many people. it was a challenge, the juxtaposition of yoga and pollution and noise, but it made me feel even more centred. in rio de janeiro, under the statue of christ, they meditated for peace. numb —— namaste ona meditated for peace. numb —— namaste on a global scale. tim allman, bbc news. and melania trump has met children of immigrants at the border. efforts to pass new immigration law have been postponed for now. more on that and other news on line. thank you for watching. hello.
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0ur weather's warming up. i know that's not music to everyone's ears, but it is on its way. 21.3 celsius was thursday's top temperature, in hampshire, but for a time next week the hot spots will be getting closer to 30 celsius. now, not everyone is getting that hot, but temperatures will widely be in the low to mid—20s, with plenty of dry, sunny weather, with high pressure in control. we've cooled things down a little bit in recent days, with this flow of air from the north—west. but we're about to lose that as high pressure moves right in across the uk, allowing the warmer weather into the sunshine. and those temperatures will build, day on day. but there will be a chill in the air first thing friday morning for early risers, as temperatures overnight dip down into single figures quite widely, but those temperatures are heading up as the day goes on. light winds, a noticeable breeze across northern scotland, with some cloud around in the far north of scotland and the northern isles. patchy light rain and drizzle spreading east. a bit of high cloud may be turning things hazy for parts of wales, south—west england, but for most, it's sunshine on the way. breezy winds, breeziest for northern scotland. very high uv and pollen levels, particularly in the england
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and wales, adding a degree or so to the temperature compared to recent days. some get into the low 20s — 21, 22 degrees under clear skies on friday night and into saturday morning, while maybe a bit of patchy cloud across parts of scotland, but largely clear skies. fairly rapid wind and the temperatures dip again, into single figures for some of us. but i don't think quite as chilly on saturday morning, compared with friday morning. so that sets the scene for the weekend, what's going on. we're talking about high pressure moving across the uk, and here it is, although at the start of the weekend, eagle eyes will notice this weather system moving on through northern scotland. so of course, that's going to bring more breeze, more cloud here, and the further north you are into the northern isles, some outbreaks of rain on saturday. and there'll be some high cloud elsewhere, not necessarily clear blue sky. the sun will be hazy at times. nevertheless, temperatures will have risen a little bit more, particularly in parts of england and wales. and then for part two of the weekend, on sunday, early rain clears away from shetland, and then it's largely sunny all the way. dry, very light winds, and widely on sunday, temperatures will be into the low 20s. and again into next week, with high pressure sticking around, along with the sunshine, the temperatures are edging up a bit further, more into the mid—20s. but yes, some as the heat builds
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will see that temperature reaching into the upper 20s, to near 30 celsius. and that's your latest forecast. this is bbc news. the headlines: america's first lady, melania trump, has visited a facility in texas housing children who've been separated from their parents under draconian immigration rules introduced by her husband to try to stop illegal immigration. president trump, on wednesday, reversed his decision following a public outcry. indonesian police have detained the captain of a ferry that sank in lake toba in sumatra. nearly 200 people are missing, in what could be one of indonesia's most deadly maritime disasters. the vessel was only licensed to transport 60 passengers and it didn't have a proper manifest. croatia have delivered a shock defeat to football giants, argentina, in the world cup in russia — thrashing them by three goals to nil in a spirited performance. they now become the latest team to qualify for the knock—out stages. argentina could still qualify but it may come down to goal difference. now on bbc news, thursday in parliament.
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