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>> this is "bbc world news america." funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here, in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the island with warm, sunny days, cooling trade winds, and the
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crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at >> and now, "bbc world news america." katty: this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am katty kay. donald trump promises extreme vetting of would-be immigrants to america and blames his opponent for terrorism around the world. mr. trump: the rise of isis is the direct result of policy decisions made by president obama and secretary of state clinton. katty: we are on the border between ukraine and crimea, where tensions are rising amid concerns about what russia really wants. and they were some of jazz music's greatest acts, thanks to
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one photographer, the old new york scene is still swinging. katty: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. what would a trump administration policy for tackling terrorism really look like? that is the question the republican nominee set out to answer while taking aim at his rival hillary clinton. from extreme vetting process that would restrict those with hostile attitudes to the united states to limiting access to the internet for those spreading radical messages, he laid out his worldview. jane o'brien reports. jane: mr. trump's first foreign policy speech as the republican nominee focused squarely on fighting what he called radical islamic terrorism , a war he wants to wage on multiple fronts including
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ideological tests for immigrants. mr. trump: i call it extreme vetting. i call it extreme, extreme vetting. our country has enough problems. we don't need more. and these are problems like we've never had before. jane: in the last couple of weeks, mr. trump has picked a fight with the muslim parents of an american soldier killed in iraq and accused the president of creating terrorists. mr. trump: i call president obama and hillary clinton the founders of isis. they're the founders. jane: what do critics make of his latest performance? >> ultimately, after hearing the speech like this, i realize more and more that trump needs isis and isis needs trump to survive. they feed into each other's talking points. you have an extremist group on one side and an extremist politician on the other. jane: in spite of mr. trump's claims that americans are no longer safe, there have been no
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known attacks on the u.s. actually directed by the islamic state. however, high-profile mass shootings in california and florida were said to be inspired by the terrorist organization. hillary clinton, meanwhile, says advances have been made in iraq and syria disrupting the organization's ability to attack elsewhere. ms. clinton: we will detect and prevent attacks before they happen. we will disrupt their efforts online to reach and radicalize young people in our country. it won't be easy or quick, but make no mistake, we will prevail. there is no doubt in my mind. jane: many americans agree with mr. trump's assessment of the the nation's problems, but the polls show more and more of them appear to think that a trump presidency would add to them. jane o'brien, bbc news, washington. katty: during his speech donald trump said working with nato was
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part of his plan to defeat islamic state. conciliatory for a candidate who previously called nato obsolete. i spoke earlier with anders rasmussen, the former nato secretary-general who said that a trump presidency would be the american-led world order. you said you don't want to take sides in the american election but it sounds like you are doing just that. what is wrong with mr. trump as the next american president? mr. rasmussen: i think that after eight years with president obama, who has been very reluctant to use military force to prevent and start conflicts, we need a president who has the will to lead the world. we need determined american global leadership, we need a global policeman, and the united states is the only reliable and desirable candidate for that
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job. katty: but millions of americans would agree with mr. trump that it is time for the u.s. to stop financing european security. they don't want to be the global policemen anymore. mr. rasmussen: well, i agree with the americans who demand that the europeans pay more for their -- for our common defense. and that is also what is happening. europeans will pay more in 2016 then they did in 2015. but the problem is mr. trump has called nato obsolete, he has raised doubts with the united states will defend allies, he has refused to condemn the russian illegal annexation of crimea, he claims that the russians are not in ukraine, etc.
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so all that has created a lot of uncertainty. katty: you have suggested that president putin would open a bottle of champagne if trump were elected. of course, there are a lot of questions about mr. trump's relationship with russia. what makes you think he would be such good news for mr. putin? mr. rasmussen: it is not only because mr. trump has praised mr. putin in public, but more importantly, mr. trump has made the american willingness to defend allies dependent on allies' contribution to our common security, and that way he has undermined the solidarity within nato, he has raised out about articlet
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five, the solidarity clause in nato, and that could be a temptation for mr. putin. katty: are you saying that you fear for the safety and security of europe and the west if donald trump is elected president? mr. rasmussen: yes, indeed, because america first, as mr. trump usually says, means that americans must take global leadership. if america retreats or retrenches, america will leave a vacuum and then vacuum will be filled by the bad guys. in the longer perspective, that would really be more expensive for the united states. it is in the united states' self-interest to uphold the liberal world order that has served us so well since the end
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of the cold war. katty: anders rasmussen, thank you very much for joining me. mr. rasmussen: you're welcome. katty: as you heard, one of the conflicts that western leaders are concerned about at the moment is the tension between ukraine and russia. today russia's foreign minister, sergei lavrov, appealed for calm after the flareup over the annexed territory of crimea. both countries still bitterly disputed control and ownership of the peninsula, which russia seized two years ago. last week, moscow accused kiev of armed attacks in the region. from the border, here is the bbc's tom burridge. tom: this is how a summer holiday here starts or ends. this is not an international border for much of the world. everyone here is ukrainian. the homes, hotels or families on the other side in russian controlled crimea, after russian
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claims of the ukrainian-inspired plot there, relations between the two countries have hit a new low. russian security agency, the fsb, claims hidden explosives in a video here were intended for targets in crimea. ukraine says the whole story is a fake. this fsb video shows one of the accused. >> it is to official. >> the way he talks? tom: his brother believes he is talking under duress and shows signs of torture in another fsb film in which he makes an apparent confession. he did serve until last august in ukraine's war in the east of the country. but until he went missing a few days ago he was a minibus driver had a power plant. his brother thinks he was abducted and that the idea that he was in a special forces team sneaking into crimea is preposterous.
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he couldn't do it. he has overweight, he has injury and hard breath. he is victim of political action. tom: truth or fake, ukraine has put its military on high alert after russia said it would respond. but in the ukrainian region next to crimea, few friends. possibly less space to sunday's -- sunbathe here because many ukrainians want holiday now in russian-held crimea. the atmosphere in southern ukraine is relaxed, because the idea of russian military action here just across the water from crimea is, on paper at least, unlikely. the increase in tension and rhetoric from moscow is probably part of a wider strategy.
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russia has moved surface to air missiles onto crimea. the s400 can shoot down a plane 400 kilometers away. at the end of last week, the russian navy held drills to deal with saboteurs in crimea. and more russian wargames began today in the eastern mediterranean. recent tension could be aimed at influencing the failed peace talks over ukraine's war against russian-backed separatists to the east. crimea's administrative border ukrainian lives. ratcheting up the tension here destabilizes the country. after russia's annexation of crimea more than two years ago, ukraine and its allies like britain have learned to expect the unexpected. moscow's strategy is rarely crystal-clear. tom burridge, bbc news, southern ukraine. katty: a tense border between
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ukraine and crimea. quick look at other news around the world. president obama has declared the u.s. state of louisiana a disaster area after unprecedented flooding caused by torrential rain. the move makes federal-aid available in the worst affected districts. at least six people have died and emergency services have rescued more than 20,000 people. one of the worst affected areas is the louisiana capital, baton rouge. authorities in the american city of milwaukee have defended their police force after a black man were shot dead on saturday. it triggered a two nights of rioting. officials say the suspect had a gun when he was shot and the officer who shot him was also black. the city mayor and police chief accused outsiders of deliberately trying to incite unrest and cause damage. for over a month the indian state of kashmir has been rocked by demonstrations. more than 50 people of been killed and 5000 injured in clashes between police and protesters who demand
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independence for kashmir. special report from the troubled region. mir is at kash a standstill during the day. every evening, the troops pullout. then it is the protesters' turn. tear and smoke cannot protect the soldiers from the stones that come from all directions. no matter where the stones are coming from, they are running out of options in kashmir. it says it won't talk to hardline separatist and has devolved considerable powers to the region. so it has little option but to pour in more forces and hope the anger dies away. it shows few signs of doing that. of violence in the
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muslim-majority region, the worst in years, began more than a month ago, when a young militant was killed by security forces. tens of thousands turned out for his funeral. his is the first time father has spoken on television. 's death has to go to revolution to get freedom from india. reporter: india is determined that won't be the case, and last week the indian prime minister tried to calm kashmir. >> the independence every indian has, every kashmiri has, too, m r. modi said. reporter: but there is a danger that the indian strategy will just entrench militancy and violence. in the hospital, the sunglasses hide her if it eye injuries, the result of the
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shotguns used to control the crowds. and it isn't just shotguns. >> this is an blood. this is a bullet that killed her son? son,rter: "today it is my tomorrow it will be someone else's," he says. the police defend their tactics. there are claims that the weapons have been used on protesters and protesters have been shot. >> very rare. it has happened in those cases where isolated troops almost lynched. reporter: when india's approach doesn't look restrained, and kashmir is not just a local issue. india and pakistan, both nuclear powers, claim the region. until a long-term solution can be found, kashmir will remain a potential flashpoint for a much wider and dangerous conflict.
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katty: you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on the program, who is taking home the gold in rio today? we will go for an olympic update and what to watch for tonight. nigerian islamist group boko haram has released a video showing some of the more than 200 schoolgirls it affected from the town of chibok two years ago. reporter: masked and menacing, this election is very much in charge. behind him, the kidnapped schoolgirls, two years on, are now young women. in this propaganda video, the militant forces one of them to speak. she says many of the girls have been severely injured in military airstrikes, and she calls on the government to release boko haram prisoners to secure their release.
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but this mother couldn't be consoled. the families came together to watch the latest video. one father said he was shocked by his daughter's appearance, but thankful there was still hope. >> she is still alive. reporter: the students were kidnapped from the school here in chibok more than two years ago. driven into the forest, their abduction sparked international outrage and shone a spotlight on the brutal boko haram insurgency. but this may renew hope for the families, for one of the girls was found alive, forced to marry a fighter and had a four-month-old baby. the government is under intense pressure to free the girls and it says it is in talks with the militants, but it needs to be doubly sure that it is speaking to the right people. as for the girls families, the agony and anger goes on.
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thousands have been killed by the boko haram insurgency, and more than 2 million displaced by the fighting. this is a conflict far bigger than just chibok. martin patience, bbc news, lagos. katty: we have reached day 10 of olympic in rio and a lot of eyes were on gymnastics, where men and women were competing in individual events. unfortunately, simone biles' quest for five gold medals was derailed when she settled for bronze on the balance beam. i guess, chris, the problem is we get used to some people doing everything perfectly so it comes as a surprise when simóne falters on the balance beam. chris, absolutely, you are right. i was talking her up saying that
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she looked pretty good for five gold medals. that was the name. that was the name that the u.s. olympic team allowed her to believe and she looked in wonderful form in individual events previously. she was going for her fourth gold medal today. was only the slightest of slips on the beam and she had to balance herself with her hands for a fraction of a second. you and i on a 10-centimeter beam can do anything for sure -- i couldn't, i'm not sure about you, katty. she was good enough to get bronze, but nevertheless, disappointed. the netherlands taking gold. lauren hernandez, the young upstart in team usa gymnastics team, she got the silver medal. she put in a very good routine indeed. i will notchris, take you want on the balance beam. i don't think either of us would do well.
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what is the on the and -- omn ium and who wanted? chris: for cyclists, six different disciplines. laps of theave 160 circuit and it involves 16 sprint and you get points -- it is like 16 mini-races, if you like. mark cavendish of great britain who left tour de france earlier, up against the italian who was leading at the time. mark into this final race, cavendish was 16 points behind and it was just too much. the italian was crying in the end and as well he might because they were tears of relief, i believe. he went into this is a three-time champion, but this is the biggest thing he has ever won, and he fell off a crash course by mark cavendish.
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he fell off during it. he looked pretty sore, his clo thes were ripped. one of the korean competitors has been taken to hospital. we are trying to get an update on him. not in good shape, and he has been taken to the hospital for a checkup. there you go. you see the pictures of that. fantastic performance for the time, and cavendish gave himself too much to do. it was early in the elimination race that he made a mistake. for the person at the end gets dropped off. if you are at the end after a certain number of laps you have to leave the race, and he didn't do as well. think of it as the decathlon of cycling at the olympics. katty: ok, chris mitchell there in rio for us. chris having a great time watching all the action for us and watching the athletics as well. chris, thanks very much. jazz has been called the one
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true american art form, and perhaps it is fitting that the nation's capital in washington is playing host to a new photo exhibition featuring the titans of the genre. duke ellington, billie holiday, many others were photographed in ,heir heyday by herman leonard a groundbreaking artist who prowled new york jazz clubs in the 1940's and 1950's. the bbc want to take a look. -- went to have a look. >> the exhibition around us features 28 photographs by the famous jazz photographer herman leonard. herman leonard was drawn to jazz at an early age. he says he grew up in a family where they played classical music but he loved jazz on the radio and said that nat king cole was his entry point to jazz.
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but it was after he moved to new york city in 1948 and opened his small studio in greenwich village that he began haunting the jazz clubs and capturing the images of the extraordinary performers who were transforming jazz at that point. here we have just an amazing lineup of musicians, from art tatum, a great jazz pianist, max roach, a drummer who fueled the postwar movement from swing to bebop. trumpeter clifford brown, just blowing for all he is worth, and you can see the intensity in his face in this picture. you see the seminal figures in the history of jazz. he is photographing the seismic shift from the full orchestration and the big bands of the 1930's and 1940's to the emerging small ensembles that
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thrive on improvisation. it's amazing about the aura leonard captures in his pictures, he really puts you in the front row in the smoky, intimate clubs in new york. the wonderful black-and-white where the light plays on the smoke and gleams on the microphones and instruments, it has a way of invoking a time period and we all wish we could go back and be there. katty: such evocative photographs and great music. that brings this program to a close. you can find out much more of the day's news, donald trump come his plans for tackling terrorism, and the olympic action as well, america still in butlead in the medal table plucky great britain in second place -- just saying. and you can find us all on
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twitter. thank you for watching. i will see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here, in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. gwen ifill is away this week. on the newshour tonight: louisiana under water-- at least six are dead and 20,000 rescued0 from flooding, as ongoing rains threaten more damage.da also ahead: hillary clinton and donald trump sharpen their focus on key battleground statestl as trump's campaign chief is alleged to have accepted secret cash payments from pro-russian ukraine. and syria's hospitals become killing groundds as airstrikes target the few medical facilities left in that ravaged country. >> when you target a hospital, you don't just destroy the brick and mortar structure.


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