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museum showcasing their history and culture. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. the syrian city of aleppo has come under heavy air attacks. has announced a new offensive to retake areas controlled by where -- controlled by rebels. u.n.russian talks at the failed to revive a collapsed truce, and each side pointing the finger at the other. >> they have grown used to destruction on aleppo, but never on this scale. this man says a woman was killed here. in the ruins of a serious
cease-fire, eastern aleppo is being flattened. obviously we haven't heard a loud explosion. >> what is this, what are we to him? reporter: when the dust settles, and the weary skies overhead, wit they search for bodies. they spotted the head of a baby boy. the rescue workers have to work quickly before another airstrike. gently they take away the stone and the dust. and they haven't, and he is alive. the hospitals here are being overwhelmed again.
have lost six medical staff over the past two days of bombing. here are a little girl is given stitches. she is patched hub -- patched up and sent home. tonight the city is under him -- under bombardment without water. justeppo it is not civilians being targeted, but the rescues as well. aircraft thisd of is a base for the civil defense force. -- three of their rescue centers were bombed. >> syrian and russian warplanes carried out 150 airstrikes in aleppo last night, causing so much destruction. they were bombing civilian neighborhoods, and seville defenses were overwhelmed.
reporter: this is a city suffering. a farmer won't let the bodyf his son go. at a breakingd point, aleppo faces a grown offensive from the regime and its lies. dozens have been killed in the past 48 hours. we can't say how many. the cease-fire didn't achieve time toust gave russia regroup and repair for one final push on aleppo. bbc news beirut. anchor: we now go to laura at the united nations. reporter: to discuss all the latestevelopments in aleppo though and the failure of we are with the president of the syrian national correlation -- national coalition.
the u.s. and the russians insist on the cease-fire deals. regime monday the it shows because the russians are not doing their -- as a matter of fac when the russians bombed a u.s. convoy, they bombed a position in aleppo. it sent a clear signal to the machine that they can't carry on with all the political efforts happening here. >> do you think agreeing to the truce was just a cover? was it always intended to have this push? >> absolutely. they had many options and many chances.
unfortunately neither them nor we documented- more than 100 violations. isthe russians are saying it the rebel group supported by the americans who are breaching the cease-fire, and that is why the syrian government was forced to go into aleppo. find itne the russians acceptable to bomb a u.n. convoy , i think that tells a lot. reporter: what happens now? guest: we would always support the political process.
unfortunately what we have is the unraveling of all the good efforts. >> a very bad meeting here. >> the way of dealing inside and outside the meeting, they gave the green light for the regime to carry on. day they are creating war crimes in syria. >> do you think the coming american election means there is no hope for any initiative now? >> we need stronger leadership from the u.s., otherwise there will be more human suffering in syria. >> thank you very much for
joining us. the view here, that this process has been derailed. anchor: the family of a -- family of an african-american man have released dramatic video which has led up to the event. wife of was shot by the the victim. she can be heard telling officers that he wasn't armed. police say a gun was covered at the scene. the incident sparked multiple nights of protests. shoot him, don't shoot him. he has no weapon. he has no weapon. >> these are the last moments of scott's life.ith the police can be told -- can be repeatedly heard telling him to drop the gun. >> he has a tbi, he's not going
to do anything. he is -- he just took his medicine. keith, come on out the car. , don't do it. keith, get out the car. don't you do it. n't you do it. don't you do it. did you shoot him? did you shoot him? .e better not be dead he better not be dead, i know that much. i know that much. i'm not going to come near you. i'm going to record. impossible to say here whether he had a gun or not. anger at the keeley erupted on charlotte streets, with two long nights of violence. that prompted the authorities
to: the national guard, and to impose an overnight curfew. tensions seemed to be easing. but now it appears tempers will flare again. there has been no official reaction to that shocking footage released by the family. the police are refusing to release the body cam videos taken by the officers at the scene. hillary clinton says they should do that and she will travel here sunday to see things for herself. anchor: now i am joined by the bbc's lara becker. we have had some developments. lara: police sources have told look of media in charlotte that the gun recovered at the scene was loaded and it had the fingerprints of keith scott. this information comes after this video was released and there is mounting pressure on the police in charlotte to release the body cam and the car
camera footage. the family has actually seen it. they say it raised many questions. they say you can see he is holding something in his left hand. they say it was a book, police say it was a gun. the police chief say the reason he is not releasing the video at this time is because he doesn't conclusive, that it doesn't show probable cause for the shooting and in the wrong context it could inflame a very difficult situation. the mayor of charlotte says it is all about timing. >> thank you for joining us. around thews from world, texas senator and former republican hopeful ted cruz says he is going to announce -- say he's going to vote for donald trump. he previously spent months on the campaign trail, criticizing his opponent as unfit to serve
as president. a french appeals court dramatic they reduce the amount of damages due to be paid by rogue trader -- his unauthorid transactions cost his bank on most 5 billion euros in 2008. he had been told to pay back his losses. it is said he was only partially responsible for what happened. the historic villages destroyed by last month's earthquake in central italy will be restored. a news conference was told the money will come from a combination of state funds and rebate. the illegal trade in animals poses the most immediate threat some of our most popular wildlife species. that is a warning from an international group that comes
together every three years to try to save endangered species, including elephants killed for their's debt for their tasks, rhino slaughtered for their cheetahsd baby captured to be used as pets. >> thin, dehydrated and dangerously ill, these baby cheetahs have just been -- they were shift in terrible conditions. this is a clemson to a shocking and illegal trade. the cheetah cubs that make it are sold in the states on the gulf. they become luxury accessories. within twoually die years, and that is after catastrophic losses on the journey there. >> they are probably thrown into a crate, living in their own feces, traveled for days without proper food and end up many of them dead on arrival. first --hs are the
cheetahs are the world's fastest land animals. the numbers are collapsing, as with so many species. >> to get a sense of how many animals are at risk, we have created this virtual ada bank. each species had its own file. more than 12,000 different kinds of animals are in danger. either their habitats are being destroyed, whether wanted as pets or for some imaginary medicinal reason. back in 1900 there were an estimated one hundred thousand cheetahs. now the total is just under 7000. there were about 100,000, now they are down to 3200. let's check on the lions. as total now is as low 20,000. so what is being done to help?
in 1975, an international agreement to clamp down on trade and endangered species. it has progressively tightened controls, and there are some successes. underground trade, many are worth 50 billi pounds per year. all this comes down to whether the national government would act with so many thousands of animals in danger. so i askedhe head of the convention if it was failing to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. >> you are dealing with trans organized crime. that is exactly what we have been doing. we are talking about how we're going to scale that up. cub can fetch $10,000, a major conference will try to tighten up the rules for all endangered species. at the time when demand remains high. bbc news.
>> you are watching bbc world news america. train trips reached its final stop, we are in seattle to see how the issue of income inequality is playing into this campaign. yahoo! has come under pressure to explain how data from half a billion customers is being stolen. the company described the attack as state-sponsored. >> now yahoo! has made history with the biggest data breach ever seen. the company has just discovered hackers it described as state-sponsored actors got into its network back in 2014. involved details of 500 million accounts. the stolen data includes encrypted passwords, which should be secure. and it seems banking or credit
card details were stolen. advising anyone who hasn't changed their password since 2014 to do so now. still has all sorts of services which have been used as test used at one time or another. there is the photo sharing site. you can go to a signing page there today and find information about what they call an account security issue. the hacking attack is pretty damaging for the reputation of the company. was bought by the communication giant verizon. yahoo! claims that government-sponsored hackers were involved and have been greeted with some skepticism >> if we look at the result of the hack of the data that has bears more marks of a classic criminal smash and get a big company, and
sell it in bulk to make a large amount of money. >> marissa mayer has been among silicon valley's best paid bosses, now she faces questionsg about why her company's defenses were breached and white took so long to find out. bbc news. >> we have reached friday and frayed bbc team traveling across the northern united states, that means the end of the election train trip. they have been looking at issues which matter most to voters. they started in minnesota before going to north dakota. now they have reached seattle, where they are looking at issues of wealth, income, and inequality. >> seattle is one of the most left-leaning cities in the u.s., but still inequality is not hard to find. just a few blocks away from t most expensive real estate in the city.
it is just one of several tent encampments of the homeless. this is a very tangible example of the problems of money and politics. -- they create more and more millionaires by the day. >> many on the left are furious with the democratic presidential candidate they ended up with. corporate wall street candidate. as she represent the problems we are facing today. she is the corporate politics we have been dealing with. says she is going to go for a third-party --didate, who she third-party candidate instead of hillary clinton. >> she's not going to do much to address those issues. that is going to spur on a lot of protests.
>> we need to continue to give them a conference -- a congress that continues to pull to the left. standingsive democrats for more congress. she too is upset. >> guns is a perfect example. bills onried to pass gun reform and the nra has a post every single one of those. thinks a protest vote for a third candidate would be a disaster. >> why would we waste that opportunity with a candidate who has moved to the left because the other alternative is to let donald trump be psident? >> others think there is hope. there is a large number who feel utterly despond an another activist was excited this year when he fought show -- when he fought socialist bernie
sanders. that balloon has clearly burst. >> the selection is about voting against everyone they hate. republicans are voting against hillary. as someone who was really excited about obama, i want to be excited again. >> for many americans who believe money and the politics is the root of so many problems here, it is hard to see why some fear that will not change at all. bbc news in seattle. anchor: from washington state to washington dc, tomorrow one more museum will join the ranks when president obama officially opens the national museum of african american history and culture. a british architect designed the distinct structure, which houses a range of exhibits and artifact.
>> this is a billing that occupies the last vacant plot on some of america's most valued land, the national american mall in washington. for decades african americans have campaign for a that tells their epic story. opened byt to be the country's first african-american president. >> it changed my life. -- he sethitect is out to construct a living building that contributes to the ongoing racial debates that reflects the ongoing struggle for equality. >> i think the building helps to understand each other. and how the path forward is not separation but understanding and coexisting. --
>> inside the building, and often shamanic journey into freedom. the shackles and lips of slavery. blackenched fists of the power salute at the olympics. it is also a celebration of how black culture has come to define american culture. >> nothing here is a reconstruction. original el dorado cadillac. >> so it has been a challenge for a british man to tell an american story. >> i try not to think about that. i would probably need therapy. aat i bring to it is professionalism about what i believe architecture country beats -- architecture contributes. they recall the ironwork of freed slaves in the american sands.
landmarks.rlook the where martin luther king delivered his "i have a dream" speech. obama's presidency has been coming to completion. have you been struck at all by the irony? we saw when he started his presidency he was very instrumental in helping getting the first money through congress. slavery can come in front of america who is of african and -- african dissent. and the story goes on. this is the most important building to open in washington in decades, assuredly one of the most meaningful structures. bbc news washington.
anchor: an important additio the museum here in washington dc. to abrings today's show close, but you can find much more of today's news on our website. or all of us here at bbc world news america, thank you for watching us. have a lovely weekend. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> 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.
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. w on the newshour tonight: dramatic cell phone video taken by the wife of the victim in this week's deadly encounter with charlotte police, raises even more questions. and it's friday. mark shields and david brooks take on this week in politics as we also examine a hillary clinton presidency in the second part of our series on how the candidates would actuallyld govern. then, two years after the death of michael brown at the hands of police in ferguson, missouri,ou the community turns to a classic greek tragedy for a way to address ongoing issues. >> the central question of this play, "antigone," is what happens when everyone's right oh feels justified in what they're doing?