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please. the number of deaths from the west london tower block fire reaches fifty eight as protests escalate calling for the prime minister to resign. three civilians including two children in the country this week we hear exclusively from the victim's family and eyewitness. republican view on the shooting rampage in the us with speculation the political situation in america.
today's news and the week's top stories this is the. international first this hour wednesday's tower block inferno in west london is now pretty and to have killed fifty eight people but police still expect that number to rise as the slow task of finding and identifying bodies continues the fire broke out wednesday morning and gulf the twenty four story residential block. but the thing.
that a lot. of a lot of the tragedy and the government's response to it has infuriated many people across britain protesters in the capital have been calling for the prime minister to step down and edging those ultimately responsible for the fire to face justice three's a maze of method that the way the tragedy has been treated it is not good enough to say meanwhile downing street is expected to appoint a judge to lead a public inquiry into the grenfell taua disaster to resume i also would hold an urgent checks on some of the tower blocks. he's been following the unrest in london . over the course of this demonstration this mosque this march we managed to speak to some very very angry people i didn't even get to the gym tonight but there are people who have to sleep on the floor of the media and to. know everything and everything people. have been lied to. for centuries decades it's not about now it's
about every minute that we've been lied to that our government has been lines was covering stuff up and we thought enough to bring it closer on alliances because the people of boston you got people killed as a result of negatives someone should be able to count to go to school for that matter we have a government that's cut a prime minister that came to the scene of the crime and you have the decency to meet a resident ways the elements in swayze ways the paper ways everyone that lived in those flats wenzel the tendency of great ways that the nice don't occupy is that need to know when i sat the anger on the protesting by violence is hard to say that the official response from being completely inadequate and many of the people who are angry about the founding which was the food the building the gas system was put in the room in the stairwell so when those coal fire it was a death trap and nobody could escape also the fact that ten million dollars spent on cosmetic changes to the outside of the building to make it look that's all for
rich residents who live nearby and it was that external cladding which caused the fire to spread so quickly and take so many lives so these protests is very angry and determined but this is going to be a transformative point in the history of this country and judging by the response of members of the public will will combine in their cause beeping and supports that is a very popular course this horrible story coming so soon on the back of the election it says everything that's wrong about our society this is one of the richest countries in the wilds one of the richest places in the well this bar. in london as well but this is an area where the poor people live and their lives essentially being sold up the river based on this crazy ideology of deregulation it's worth noting the reason may when she went down to the fire to the site of the tragedy she talked to some fire offices but she didn't talk to any of the local people and i think the reason for that was that she knew that they would they would repent for
the many catastrophic failings that have led to this and i think this is only strengthened the sense in the minds of that we must see the end of this government and see a transition to a way of governing where we where we fix the priorities in terms of what we need to spend on and then how to how to provide the appropriate funding for those priorities not the other way around. the reason maze being blamed for more than just her response to the deadly of since the election ten days ago in which her party unexpectedly failed to win a majority in parliament the prime minister's been accused of stealing her opponent's agendas as well as seeking a controversial deal with northern ireland's deeply conservative do you pay party. no one and no community is left behind. no one and no community is left and no community should ever be left behind.
some people say the e.u. does not make us more secure because it does not allow us to control our borders. but that is not true we want our borders but we want a new role for ourselves in the world as a strong country with control over our borders. look at the facts the potential risks to jobs for our economy if we were to leave the european union framework this. single market i would say is a beginning not too much to be optimistic about what i am proposing cannot membership of the single market.
what has been an absolute disaster for all the ruling conservative party they ran a dreadful campaign they didn't offer anything attractive to people they wanted to come across and vote for them and they announce policies that were very upset ing to their core support and they now haven't got a working majority they're being obliged to form a relationship with a minor party in order to carry through their program and frankly the government looks rather unstable. a local official in afghanistan has told me that u.s. forces killed three civilians including two children on monday. to deal with it if you is true. as a result they killed and his two sons the shooting reportedly happened after a u.s.
military vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb pentagon officials have still not confirm the reports of those civilian deaths. a statement from the u.s. mission in afghanistan said that the troops opened fire in self-defense but i gassed you haven't spoken to witnesses and the victims' relatives. they're too young yet to fully understand what has happened or grasp the depth of their loss all they know is that their world has been shattered and wrenched upside down i heard you say this is my younger brother for a dollar he was killed by u.s. troops this is my brother surefire also killed and this is my father he was killed as well they haven't yet learned to read or write but life has taught them early to hate you is nothing. i want the government to avenge my father
and kill his killers when my father and my brothers were killed everyone was sad at home my mother cries every day. it all began when a u.s. military patrol has a roadside bomb by all appearances they panicked when the explosion happened i was near my uncle and cousins american soldiers opened fire and a bullet flew by my face i ran and heat and came out only a few hours later my uncle and cousins were dead so i went to the village to tell everyone these version is backed in the police report we were shown it says zero ghoul and his sons were at the shop two hundred meters from the scene they were taken for terrorists and torn apart by gunfire it was terrible what the americans did to them i couldn't even recognize their bodies zita ghoul left behind twelve children six boys and six girls from now on their lives
will be about survival clothing and feeding a dozen youngsters will be hard but for now it's anger that fuels them they killed them in a horrific way. we want to bring them to court so why should american troops be allowed to kill our people in this cruel way the u.s. stresses it takes every civilian life seriously and promises to investigate every casualty alessa these investigations often end with only apologies and for this family that's not enough they want americans out i don't want them here because they kill civilians we're tired of american soldiers they're explosions and they're killing the americans not helping us they're killing us we don't need them in afghanistan that there's a refutation that coalition has built over more than a decade sixteen years of war and bloodshed atrocities and
excuses and there's no end. in sight it's no secret that life in afghanistan he's high but for the surviving children the next few years ago and to be tough indeed that though isn't where the trouble ends ten years down the line when they've grown up and you think they going to support government and the people who their father or the taliban and the promise of vengeance. and you had to the break for one thing we'll be back live in some petersburg for more of the sights and sounds from the confederations cup.
all the hawks that we are. watching. back to the weekly shooting in the u.s. state of virginia on wednesday has reignited the united states' deep political divide a government opened fire at a republican baseball training session injuring five people the attack a fired over fifty rounds from an automatic weapon he took up position outside a baseball ground and then moved forward exchanging fire with approaching police officers the assailant was killed in the shootout. a congressman who was wounded in that attack is top republican steve lease he's a majority whip in the house of representatives his condition has improved from critical to serious but as for the attacker law enforcement officials have named him as james hodgkinson
a sixty six year old from the state of illinois he worked as a home inspector he called the media's attention with his strong anti republican presence online his facebook page was also filled with support for former democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders and mark hodgkinson post looked to incite violence against president trump and in another he said the president should be imprisoned for treason. divided they work. i would say were more open minded were kind of more moderate well educated people a lot of educated people that are sensible. they were kind of very good weren't they i'm not to judge what other people's education and stuff is coming of them are not working at mcdonald's or somewhere even though they have a five year six year degree it's not surprising that countries. since one in the u.s. presidential election last november trump has been calling for the nation to set aside its differences and to unify i say it is time for us to come together as
one united people we may have our differences we are strongest when we are unified but it seems that divides are already too deep on wednesday a republican hating bernie sanders loving gunmen went on a shooting spree aiming according to one witness that killing as many republicans as possible at a g.o.p. base while outing and this is not just come out of the blue this tension has been brewing for quite a while. immediately after the election vicious protests broke out nationwide with america being split into two camps angry liberals eager to denounce the trump was not their president came face to face with trump supporters ready to defend their choice and america hasn't been given the slightest chance to unite with hate becoming the new norm promoted on all levels. what if the incoming president was immediate successors were wiped out on day one.
i have thought and also a lot about blowing up the white house. now after it's rest to look just like president dump truck as he seems to meet it on stage. so with instigating like this it's no wonder that. over the top again and again. those who used to be peaceful leftists morphed into the radical left not shying away from using violence just like their political opponents across the spectrum
the situation has gotten so tense that people even began. to protest violence led to violence pitting republicans against democrat americans against americans leaving the question of what else could happen and is there any way of fixing this divide. our t. washington d.c. . it's about you know. what about the two that got him going to try to split the. democrats. one of the reasons i won the election very very divided. russia opened its hosting of the free for confederations cup with the two know when the over new zealand on saturday the football tournament will see matches in four
cities across the country some petersburg is one of them we're going to go there live now with our top tournament team and stan call them all. we are in st petersburg as we bring you our continued coverage of the biggest international football event of the year there are eight teams fighting it out to try win the confederations cup for russian cities as we heard there playing host to the games tens of thousands of fans of come to watch we being give me the alongside me thank ali moore never notice we are here our job basically make sure you don't miss any of the action so let's do just that that's what people want isn't it stan is goal so let's bring in the highlights russia to new zealand no match they want yes a very solid performance overall lot of expectation on the russian nation and perhaps
a little bit down on the team after the disastrous european championship campaign but it was bright it was lloyd. from pretty much the first whistle to the last night against new zealand you see there goes your cough is actually given as an own goal a really good all this was robbed of the goalkeeper and then small of just does what all good strikers do they hang around the six yard box hoping for the ball to come in you see the president a very very happy man dominating doesn't said from start to finish tomorrow and they're going to go on to top of tests against of course portugal and mexico yeah she said it could easily have been more and we saw in there now some broadcasters almost on the b.b.c. website i couldn't believe it they don't even mention that it was again taking place yesterday this tournament doesn't exist or that i think that putin disagrees he thinks it's a major torrent as. you know he's time's pretty precious heated up lots of other
v.i.p.'s and i think you can tell how important it is the number of top nine players who decided to come and take part question i'll go will actually sounds. is . a national hero in mexico these players it's the trauma of champions we need to keep reinforcing that. busy season also teams of all the major companies you could be forgiven for thinking that book for many teams particularly the russian national team don't qualify as the host nation so they have to treat. christiane i'm really would not be here just let me win the champions league i think i'd tackle i spoke personally as a team player of the season would not be here unless there was a significant problem isn't there to really come especially will these transfers because i thought he would just make an excuse very easy today but he's coming says a lot doesn't it absolutely the place today of course a portugal against mexico giovanni. i was with.
alexis sanchez themself rumored to be leaving also might be manchester city old partisanship. so the big the big guns come back today and they all want another trophy on the mantel piece let's bring in our correspondent. jealous of you because you were the chosen one for us yesterday you actually got inside the stadium what was the atmosphere like. it was great stuff neal and you know the people of st petersburg they have been waiting for so long before they can finally go speed all of that i see you know what i mean you will receive. this time next year when you see the. ok well it's not here. anyways that is the chant to cheer on the national team because we know that same it played a few games at this arena but finally it is the premier for the national team you know it wasn't just russia in new zealand flags and shirts there i saw a lot of mexicans and you know other teams were taking part in the coffee the
racial makeup but i'll tell you what you know there were some empty seats and later i found out that the stadium was just seventy five percent full so what do you think is the reason it was a bit of a. this yes i mean i think that's obviously tell you the whole tournament to want to and there has been some suggestion that you confederations cup the right to use rolls of the thirty two teams that we have of course this time next year is that their pricing points all to haul you know i think personally for the confederations cup you want to bring people in you want to test the venues you want to look at the infrastructure you want to get on the tubes and the trains of course freight around this year and the pricing points attractively for people to come in that's a look around before they come to the world cup next year but. it's their pricing points it's their right to put it as they as they wish but this is bring the narrative now not just in confederations cup but free for tournament for quite some time on offer you what most of these empty seats were at the very bottom so i guess
perhaps it's because they were too expensive maybe it's also because of the disappointment with the russian team with their poor form doesn't allow you want to ask you i mean as an englishman first twenty thirty years supported in my country having played for england as well there's been a lot of disappointment around. the england national team and the public has shown a lot of untypically towards the team in various managers in various players would it be fair to say after a difficult european championship last year change of manager this new younger players could mean that i'm very ambivalent sees is there amongst the russian sporting public they need some positive results to get them back on saudi well we had one positive result just now and also as you were saying the players are actually young so that means you know new hopes we can't say for sure right now that confidence is fully restored but you know this really so we see this all the softening the only needs one good result and then suddenly the hole in the wall is going to win it's always the same so let's just say russia get a good result the next game you'll suddenly i think you will see that in five it
will be in the newspapers the talk maybe this is a chance maybe we're going to when it happens every time i guarantee it you get a chance to speak to fans. so i did the stadium and he's very good a lot of tourist people some of them for the first time one of the rank of the place is beautiful city well i've seen quite a few people from new zealand there weren't that many of course because it is a long way but there were guys who actually live in europe but they are originally from new zealand and they say oh guys we have to come here and yesterday we were talking about this negativity and there was even some in the new zealand press and were asked these people about it what was it it was the default and they said yeah they said that russia does not deserve competitions like this and when i said this to these people they were like what on earth are you talking about guys i mean we get these free tickets but we got the fan id you know everything so i haven't heard one single negative thing for them and you know they're saying the city's beautiful
games beautiful and everyone is just really happy people were taking selfies together with the watch and fans when i said the word whole again they were like. what what kind of organs are you talking about people you know taking pictures. but we haven't seen them yeah please. thank you for what happens if you come to. most iconic places beyond the public square you bring a pool and you stop for a starting well we did just that. it's going to play with a little bit. of the ball to the ball but it comes over against. the.
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here and we know it this way people you think it's right to fully significant baby brings people together and complaining for the role that differ. indeed it was particularly significant i would say that this city football matches were held here even during the nazi siege at the time of the second world war months before but cécile thirty's and suspended matches because of the fighting but later on spite the hunger despite the bombings and the devastation they decided they had just how to play football no matter what.
it was a long past i tried to hit the ball but i was knocked off my feet one of the players even couldn't take the field. yeah it's easy to forget really poignant important stuff a couple more games today the action continues thick and fast but what portugal mexico chile cameroon weren't spoil it just yet we'll talk about it next that.