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a flight sparks outrage. an update on the market numbers for you. foreign ministers from the g7 leading industrialised nations, have failed to reach agreement, on new sanctions against russia and syria. borisjohnson had been pushing for targeted measures against senior russian and syrian figures, after last week's suspected chemical weapons attack. speaking after the g7 summit in italy, borisjohnson denied talks had been a diplomatic failure for the uk and america. he's been speaking to our diplomatic correspondent, james robbins. what we have agreed is that on the
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chemical weapons attack, we also wa nt to chemical weapons attack, we also want to see now the results of the investigation by the opc w. it is theirjob to establish exactly what happened, it was a very wide measure of agreement last night that not just the syrian generals, but if we could show complicity by those russian officers who are helping the syrian military operation, they should also be sanction a ball as well. the syrians will never allow a proper investigation on what they regard as their sovereign territory. the bigger picture here is that we are moving now into an environment where i think the russians have to make a choice. they basically change the game in syria a couple of years ago when they came in and they saved assad and it turns out that the guy
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they have saved has absolutely no compunction about poisoning and murdering his own people with weapons that should have been banned 100 years ago. they have a choice of sticking with him like glue or deciding to work with the rest of the worlds towards a new political solution. is this further evidence of western failure in syria and the triumph of russia? on the contrary, what you have had in the last week, and it was i think the saudi foreign minister who is said and he spoke for many people around the table, he said, america is back. and thank goodness we have got american leadership the game. and what he meant by that was that the united states had finally shown, after five yea rs of states had finally shown, after five years of doing nothing, after the tragedy where we ignored what happened, the united states responded to the use of chemical weapons with force! boris johnson. with me is our security correspondent, frank gardner. we know the wish and the hope of
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much of the international community, thatis much of the international community, that is that russia somehow decides it will dump its role in syria. the likelihood of that does not seem likely, but what if that did happen? the international community does not include china and iran who are allies, along with russia, president assad and iran has a major chip in the game. let's just suppose that russia said to rex tillerson, you are absolutely right, assad is a monster, let's drop him. i can tell you what would happen. within weeks, you what would happen. within weeks, you would have isis and al-qaeda fighting it out on the streets of damascus and the entire country would implode. the trick here is to have a negotiated and order to the pa rt have a negotiated and order to the part show of assad, possibly months
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away, but with russian agreement, albeit through gritted teeth, but to do it in an ordered and structured way while preserving a majority of the syrian regime. that might not be palatable to the rebels but if you rip out the heart of central government in the way that happened in iraq in 2003, you get chaos. and the one thing the middle east absolutely craves more than democracy, more than rights and anything else, is stability. and syria desperately needs that stability. not in any way is supporting president assad, he has been monstrous to his people and his regime is guilty of the vast majority of deaths in that country. but nevertheless, if you were to get rid of him suddenly and if russia stopped supporting him suddenly and he no longer had the russian air power to support him, his army would crumble and you would see the rebels in damascus. they will not be the nice rebels who turn up in suits in geneva, they will be those with the
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biggest guns, the most ruthless and brutal, the most dangerous. that is not something that is good for anybody. yes, there will be no peace in syria as long as assad is there, but if you get rid of him in a hurry and too quickly, the regime, the entire infrastructure would crumble and it would be a disaster, potentially even worse than the last six years but that is imaginable. and one imagines that was the calculus made by president obama. and donald trump on the campaign child. and frankly, up until about six days ago, that the situation is so six days ago, that the situation is so fragile in syria and whoever might possibly take over from assad could be a lot worse than him. yes, well, i think president obama was thinking more, let's do whatever we cannot get dragged into another disastrous middle east conflict. syria is not the west wall, tried
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seven times and by the west i mean written, france and america, to push through a un security council resolution for a peaceful and ordered transition away from president assad's rule which was blocked seven times by russia. so they tried. russia looks at what happened in libya in 2011 and they said it signed up to a no—fly zone to prevent a massacre. it ended up ina to prevent a massacre. it ended up in a nato imposed regime change and libya today is a disaster. so the russians point at libya, a former effect of the ally of theirs, and they say, we will not allow that to happen. of course they have their own self interests in syria, they wa nt to own self interests in syria, they want to keep their base and they wa nt want to keep their base and they want their airbase, it is costing them but gives them a chip in the big game, they are a big player in syria, far bigger than america is 110w. syria, far bigger than america is now. they can decide the fake of assad in a way america cannot, without getting heavily involved militarily which they do not want to
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do. so they have that ability, they are so do. so they have that ability, they are so far sticking to an ally because they see the alternative is being chaos. frank, many thanks. vaccines save millions of lives around the world every year but there is a lahm from some doctors in america after suggestions president trump but a new vaccine safety committee to address already disproved claims that faxon is harm children. —— vaccines. our global health correspondent, tulip mazumdar, reports from vashon island, in washington state, which has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. your attention, please... welcome to vashon island, a few miles off the seattle coast. it's a small, affluent community that embraces natural, clean living. these children's parents want the absolute best for them. like any medication, vaccines can cause mild — and in very rare cases — serious side—effects.
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but the scientific consensus on them is clear — they are safe, effective and save lives. these mums, though, are still unconvinced. we live in a society that values profit over public health. and so we really have to do our own research to find how safe they are. there was a huge amount of evidence that it was harmful, even if they weren't ways that we could scientifically prove it, it wasjust talking from one mother to another. here on vashon island, like many other parts of the us, parents can opt out of vaccinating their children for personal reasons. but the issue has caused deep divides in this tight—knit community. four—year—old twins lilani and scarlet are getting right up to date with their vaccinations today. there's never been any doubt that that is the right thing to do. it may be painful, but these shots protect against deadly diseases including measles which, before vaccines, used to kill hundreds of children
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every year in the us. whooping cough is also a major concern. if we don't immunise enough of the children in the school, then on a fairly regular basis, whooping cough epidemics can come through and grow in the school. and the most dangerous part is, those infections can be taken home and little babies can be infected, and that can be fatal. this is the man who wants to chair a vaccine safety committee for the trump administration. he completely dismisses the scientific consensus on vaccines. i don't believe government officials, i don't believe... i have to be sceptical, and we all ought to be sceptical. the president's own scientifically unfounded comments in the past have also caused alarm. the beautiful child went to have the vaccine and came back and — a week later — got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic. he appealed to emotion, he appealed to fear. we know that vaccines don't
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cause autism and we are concerned that statements like this could deter families from getting vaccines. back at the clinic, lilani and scarlet are getting over their injections. but for their parents, the greater good for the health of the island is worth their tears. tulip mazumdar, bbc news, vashon island. there have been complaints from viewers about poor sound and mumbling in a number of programmes, including jamaica inn and the recent drama ss—gb. that has upset a lot of viewers. our media correspondent, david sillito, has been been to take part in an experiment at the science media museum, in bradford, which assesses what viewers can and can't hear. so i suppose you must work here? mumbling i'm doing a lot of unpaid work. i can't understand what he's saying. no. tv sound, why has it become such an issue? we've conducted a little experiment
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at bradford's national science and media museum. two actors, one scene, and different styles, modern and naturalistic and something a bit more old—school. sort of, i'm doing a little unpaid work. i wasn't expecting to see you here, are you still at college? i took a break. also, what happens if you change the sound effects, the level of noise around us? and how about music? can you still hear what i'm saying? really? and the results? well, no—one could agree. hearing, it seems, is very subjective. did you get any of it? no. odd bits of it. the clearest diction in there was the lift. it's either too quickly spoken or they don't speak clear enough. i could hear it, i think there were only about three words which weren't quite clear and i'm 85 in may! i've been washing out my lugholes!
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even amongst our group of teenagers, half struggled. some got every word. we tried different tvs. most didn't hear much difference at all, but in a choice between modern flat screen and old—style tv, it was the £15 second—hand telly which was the winner. that one. definitely that one. but the biggest impact wasn't the background sound. it was when our actors went from this... mumbling to this... sort of. doing a little unpaid work. that music is a lot higher than i would like it. and watching these results was a professional sound recordist. i would say, yes, there is too much mumbling, i come across it an awful lot. on sets, all i can do as a sound recordist is go up to the director and say, governor, i'm not sure what that
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person said — and i'm reading it from a script, at the same time as i'm recording it. but it is complex, what sounds modern and natural to some is to others indecipherable. can you make this out? mumbling david sillito, bbc news, bradford. 100 days next. first, a look at whether with matt. morkel out tomorrow, but where we saw the cloud in western scotland, similar images throughout the day we re similar images throughout the day were captured. we will see more sunshine. you can see weather cloud has been, chiefly north west scotland. this is where it is still raining, 2a hours worth of rain across the north west highlands. tonight, that rain will shift south. telling letter to the south—west of
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scotland, northern ireland later. blustery conditions across the uk around is that weather front. but we will see clearly scours and showers by night but cooler conditions in northern scotland and not as cold night across england and wales compared to last night. more cloud around, bright and sunny spells in the south in the day but billy ray in southern scotland and northern ireland clearing. wet morning in the pennines and cumbria, showers later on. the midlands and east anglia will be more great and here, some rain. temperatures at best 15 or 16, more general 11 or 12 across most parts of the uk. hello and welcome to the one show with matt baker. and michelle ackerley. and we are in fine company tonight.
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you'll have heard of aristotle, sophocles and socrates — now please be upstanding for the greatest philosopher of our time... in his mind at least! hello and welcome to 100 days. the us secretary of state is in moscow but there's no sign america and russia are any closer on what to do about syria. after a meeting of foreign ministers in italy — can anything be done to get president putin to change his mind? rex tillerson touched down in moscow with a tough message about the future of the syrian regime. it's clear to us that the reign of the assad family is coming to an end but the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important. president putin fired back — saying enemies of the syrian leader are planning future chemical attacks simply to discredit him. man screams and the video everyone is talking about —

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