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i've lived in this city for years, but hong kong still makes me fall in love with it time and again. >> and now, bbc "world news america." ♪ >> this is bbc "world news america." reporting from washington, i am laura trevelyan. a manhunt is underway for brussels for this man, a key suspect on the run after the brussels attacks. he may still pose a threat. >> the third suspect wearing a light-colored coat and hat is on the run. he left a large bag and departed before the explosions. the bag contained the largest explosive device. laura: a moment of silence to remember the 31 victims and the 200 injured. belgium is a country in mou rning.
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jeb bush is throwing his political weight behind ted cruz. can anything stop the donald trump? ♪ laura: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. elgin is observing three days of national mourning. the investigation into tuesday's attack continues. bombers have been named, brothers that were belgian nationals. president obama declared that fighting the islamic state is his number one priority. from brussels, we start our coverage. silence spoke
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louder than words in brussels today. correspondent: it screamed. correspondent: sadness for the victims of yesterday's bombings. enraged at the attackers. that there will be a next time. tht next time it could be em. there's a strong sense of defiance. , long-livedique belgium, these people shouted.
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this is a country in turmoil. and on a massive manhunt for all yesterday'sd to bombing at the airport and the metro. man.e are looking for this there is confusion about his identity, but it is believed he could have raised the casualty count higher. >> the third suspect wearing the light-colored coat and hat is on the run. he left a large bag and departed before the explosions. the largestained explosive device. shortly after the arrival of the bomb disposal unit, the bomb was detonated. the other two men were suicide bombers. in the middle, you can see ibrahim el bakraoui, a belgian
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national. there is a note that said he was under pressure and on the run to avoid arrest. he was linked to the paris attacks. id, the his brother, khal metro suicide bomber. they are worried about the spread of attacks. the belgium the king and queen to visit the injured in yesterday's bombings. he was one of the luckier ones. he and his girlfriend emerged unscathed, physically, at least. the second explosion happened. i jumped on top of her and held her suitcase over us to protect us from the ceiling falling down. the commotion died down a little, but there was screaming
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and people running around. staff cameirport running and shouting for everyone to hit out of the building. to evacuate as quick as you can. correspondent: the city is digesting the full horror of yesterday's attacks. on the surface there is a sense of life returning to normal. commutersthat the have forgotten about the attacks, that they don't care, or they are unaware of the is angs, but this down-to-earth city. the attitude is that life has to go on. people are grateful for the extra security. >> it could happen anywhere, anytime. you cannot know when the next time is. maybe it won't be in brussels. maybe it will be in another country. correspondent: there is a risk. a risk, but keeping
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our jobs means taking trains. at least there are more police here. correspondent: more police, soldiers, and security checks at train stations and across the city. most people tell you they refuse to be scared, but they do not feel safe. bbc news, brussels. laura: a short time ago i spoke brown in brussels. are there any new leads? it is clear that one of the of whom we saw their picture from the airport, it is believed one is still alive and escaped from the airport. it seems that the suitcase he was caring with a bomb inside the nod to go off. it was the biggest of the bombs.
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a blessing that device did not go off. that suspect has not yet been identified. he is now on the run. a manhunt is underway for him. the city center, you can see behind me some of the candles that have been lit for second night running. the people of brussels have come here. this is the focal point for their grief and mourning. the huge death toll from yesterday's attacks -- they have been lighting candles and laying flowers. there was a minute of silence followed by a spontaneous round of applause. i do not think the people just theyto be seen grieving, want to show defiance. sloganse been chanting against the so-called islamic state saying they will not be defeated by terror.
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that life, in a sense, goes on as normal. the people of paris came onto the streets after their attacks saying they would not be cowed by the terrorists. that is the same message coming from brussels. laura: are the people behind you asking tough questions of the authorities that were supposed to protect them from terrorism? ben: there are questions from the -- from many about how the attacks were about to happen. many of the conspirators the paris attacks in november were from brussels. there has been a manhunt for one of the attackers, salah who was arrested last friday. it was clear that he had accomplices that were at large. huge questions for the belgium security forces and police. on thefor more
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investigation and ongoing security concerns i am joined with the first homeland secretary of security and was appointed right after the attacks on september 11. compared to the september 11 attacks 15 years ago, how would you describe the level of threat from extremism now? >> the level of threat to the broader global community, not just the united states, has expanded. not only has al qaeda's roots grown from afghanistan, but the terrorismof the sunni in the form of isis, but terrorism supported by iran. the threats to democratic interests globally has expanded considerably. laura: has the focus changed? that europe is at a greater threat than the u.s., or is that being complacent? >> the reality is for the time
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threatened, but there is a higher level of concern, legitimately so, in europe. based on what happened in brussels, in paris, in the u.k. in 2005. there is a heightened level of concern. of enabling infrastructure sympathizers and those who provide the just a cool support is probably more mature in europe than the united states. logisticalide support is probably more mature in europe than in the united states. laura: was there a failure of intelligence? what more do authorities need to do in belgium? as soon as they said a particular terrorist was being scrutinized by law officials, they said it was a failure. i will let the belgium officials
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determine if they missed signs, or if they should have put these brothers under greater surveillance. we have the same challenge in the united states. there is limited manpower capability. you may not have thepeople to keep your eyes focused on them. we have the advantage in the united states that if we deploy our state and local police, and i think in the months ahead you will see them more integrated in the process of surveillance activities for suspected terrorist activities. calling forruz is the patrolling and the securing of muslim communities. >> i don't think that is the way to build trust. there is an irony that we have a president that refused to call it radical islam. that is what it is. we have someone who aspires to be president that lumps all
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muslims together, saying we should increase surveillance and patrolling. within to build allies those communities, muslim leadership, in the united states and around the world here that is not tell you win friends and influence people. laura: this is the price we have to pay for living with the freedoms that we cherish, or do we have to give up those freedoms to stop the attacks? >> i'm not going to give up freedoms. we have to say democracy is a target-rich environment. there are things we can do to identify and reduce the risks. i would like to think that those enjoy the freedoms and liberties associated with the will not surrender them out of fear. we'll have to do it we can for intelligence and information sharing. there are things we can do without compromising liberty. thank you for joining us.
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some of the victims' names and nationalities have begun to emerge. among them is a 37-year-old peruvian woman with her husband and four-year-old twin daughters, who survived. lucy williamson has been following the stories of some caught up in the attacks. lucy: among the questions left are these. what happened to the british i.t. developer? his partner, charlotte, has no idea. after the explosion at 9:00 a.m., charlotte tried to reach him. no answer. man. is an amazing
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lucy: 270 people from dozens of countries are known to have been injured in the attacks. among them are for british citizens. inside this hospital, 2 british survivors are in intensive care. one is in critical condition. their relatives are waiting for news in a separate part of the hospital. relatives of other victims have begun identifying the dead. among the first to be concerned , a 20-year-old leopold hecht law student in brussels. and peruvian adelma tapia ruiz. her four-year-old twin girls survived the blast because they had run off to play. her brother describes it as an comprehensible.
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>> her twins were in the airport, too. they were connecting through new york to meet my sister. she planned to come back to peru this year. now, she can never come back. tonight, there is solidarity in europe's anger, and comfort in its public grief. but the toughest challenge is private. for some this was not only an attack on their homes and values, but the people they love the most. bbc news, brussels. , asa: still to come president obama visits argentina, some question the timing. the 40th anniversary of the military coup which marked a dark time in the country's history. commuters in brussels based delays as part of the metro network were closed following yesterday's bomb attacks. howard johnson spoke to workers
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as they made their way into the office. here is his report. it is very strange. it is not like every day. i feel bad. [sire and] [sirens] >> i'm feeling very stressed. metro.t want to take the i think this one is a lot of time. i do not want to take the metro.
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>> it is different. normally, everyone just goes out to work. now, everyone has to take the same exit. at my train, there were less people. it was empty this morning. feeling that the we have to control the situation. i think we just have to live with it. see.and ♪ laura: politics is once again making strange bedfellows in the
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united states. jeb bush is supporting ted cruz. bush is considered a member of the republican establishment. ted cruz is a party outsider. ted cruz managed a win in utah, but is still behind donald trump . anthony's irca joined us to unravel it all. bushm bush -- is jeb endorsing ted cruz a last-ditch effort for the establishment's stop-trump effort? is thecruz looks like he only candidate that could put up a fight to keep him from getting to the magical number of delegates needed to secure. i do not think jeb bush wanted to endorse ted cruz, but he has to. laura: what he really endorse ted cruz's position after the brussels attack to patrol the
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muslim communities? >> i can't imagine that he is. he did not say anything when he released his statement. he said he was a consistent republican to draw contrast between donald trump. this is after ted cruz publishes statement about securing muslims in the u.s. it is shocking. laura: talkers us through the magic number of 1237, the number to be the republican nominee. can donald trump be stopped? >> he can be prevented from getting to that number. it will be close one way or the other. arizona. it was a big prize. he will have to do well in california and new york. if he does that, he could rarely get it. >> they seem more like natural homes for him then -- then ted cruz.
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-- than ted cruz. they are. those states were ted cruz is really good, they have already voted. blue-collar, indiana. political can be a out of all. it will be friendlier territory for trump. does hillary clinton still have a challenging lead, or can she be challenged? >> she has a commanding lead. bernie sanders ate a little into her lead yesterday. anders had big wins in utah idaho. the democrats allocate their democrats proportionately. there is no chance to make up a huge pot of delegates that will take them back into contention. news, and other political
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the right-wing government will not accept migrants as part of an eu relocation program because of their attacks and belgian. said the minister government has to look after the security of its citizens. she alleged there were terrorists among the migrants. fresh off of the trip to cuba, president obama is in argentina looking to improve relations. he has been holding meetings with the new leader. the first talks in nearly two decades. not everyone is pleased with the timing. it coincides with the 40th anniversary of a military coup. correspondent: she survived the dictatorship. her mother was pregnant when she was arrested and tortured. she was born in prison. her father was detained and
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disappeared. march 24, 1976 remains a traumatic date. a coup on that day marked the years of seven years of state-sponsored terror. the u.s. government initially supported the argentine military which tortured, killed, and disappeared opponents. many of the survivors are questioning the u.s. president's visit on the anniversary. >> for us, obama is not welcome. is the president of the united states, a country that was in latin america during the cold war and is directly behind the dictatorship. >> he is an artist. he survived the dictatorship. the injection that was meant to put him to sleep before throwing him off of an airplane was ready , but international pressure led to a last-minute call that flight.ack the death
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>> he is the president of the country that tries to influence and colonize latin america. it is unsettling that oberon is visiting us on the 24th of march. it is an aggression against the argentine people. the u.s.dent: government has never apologized for its a legend involvement. visit, president obama said he would declassify records about the dictatorship. they may not find specific information, but on the other hand there is optimism that information can be found on specific cases of victims. it will take some time, but we have seen the previous round of declassification was helpful in the trials.
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correspondent: mr. obama will be here on the coup anniversary, recognizing the victims of the dirty war. it might need an important first step in hearing the rift between the united states and south america. katty: returning -- laura: returning to our top story, the terror attacks in belgium. we close with images from brussels. and capturing the moving moment of silence. [applause] vive la belgique.
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