‘ the ‘the refugee camps, and to one of the refugee camps, and then sitting in a church, an anglican church this thing to iraqi— christians were both moments which bring home to you the smallest bit of the utter horror that these people have gone through. what do you think the future is for christians in least? —— in the middle east? i don't know how to a nswer middle east? i don't know how to answer that question. i don't think it's really possible to make predictions. all you can say is that this is in the hands of god. we trust, we advocate, we seek to remind people of their existence. we must not let the world forget. them and any other place in the world where people are facing equal
cruelty and desperation. you've heard so many different voices while you have been here. what do you think the most important thing is that you will take away? knowing that you will take away? knowing that i don't know. that's important. we have to be careful about lecturing. telling people in horribly complex, dangerous situations what they ought to do. but that must not frighten us off speaking of security and peace. that was the archbishop of canterbury speaking to our correspondent injuries alone. —— injerusalem. it has killed nearly 100 dogs in the uk since it first appeared here 5 years ago. yet little is known about the disease called alabama rot. first discovered in america in the late 19805 — it causes lesions on dogs' legs and paws. but there's still no known cure — which is why vets and animal welfare
groups are meeting in reading today for the first time in a bid to tackle it. duncan kennedy reports. it is that time of day. the walk, the run, the fun. repeated by 8 million dogs across the united kingdom. but for gabrielle williams from monmouthshire those joys came to an end earlier this year. her dog fleur, a family pet for five years, caught alabama rot and died. it is still hard to get your head around she's not here because it happens quickly and she was quite young, just five and a half. it was hard to see. so it has been difficult and very sad. alabama rot was first recorded in the united states in the 1980s. and it gives dogs lesions, ulcers and in many cases kidney failure. so it is a very unpleasant disease and luckily lola has avoided it. but 15 dogs in the uk have died from alabama rot so far this year, bringing the total to almost 100 since it was first noticed in 2012. those first cases were seen in hampshire but there have now been examples in 29 counties.
there's no obvious pattern to the location or breed. today's first—ever conference on alabama rot in the uk has been organised by david walker, vet who's studied it for five years. what is your gut feeling of what this is? i would say my gut feeling is that intrinsically within the dog they have a predisposition to this disease process and then perhaps there is an environmental trigger on top that means they develop the disease later in their lifetime. it is certainly a disease that these owners in the new forest are aware off now. until i see any signs again or anything up here ijust keep going like normal. they do not know what is causing it so you just have to continue as normal. vets say owners need not be alarmed. alabama rot remains extremely rare. but symptoms should not be ignored. duncan kennedy, bbc news, in the new forest.
an 11—year—old has died at a theme park. this was in staffordshire. we 110w park. this was in staffordshire. we now go to our correspondent in leicester who is outside her school. iam sure leicester who is outside her school. i am sure shock must be the overriding feeling there. the academy behind me has remained closed. just one or two teachers and a real sense of horror at what happened. we know that evha jannath was on a
school trip with her school when she died. it's been more than a decade since there's been other talent to a uk theme park, but we have had a written statement by her family and they said, yesterday, our world was torn apart when we discovered our daughter and sister evha jannath had passed away. she was a beautiful little girl, full of love and always smiling. words cannot describe the pain and loss we feel. the fact that we will never see our little girl again. that was the statement released by her family this afternoon. in leicester, there's been a reaction of concern about what has happened. in the nearby mosque, special prayers were held for the girl mosque, special prayers were held forthe girland mosque, special prayers were held for the girl and her family mosque, special prayers were held for the girl and herfamily and they have been reactions across the world to what happened showing support.
we now go to the white house to hear what is happening about the dismissal ofjames what is happening about the dismissal of james comey. we will deliver the commencement address at cookman university. i know the secretary is honoured to be there today. there is another nugget of the news as you guys may have been paying attention as to the termination of the former fbi director, james comey. confidence has been lost in him, bipartisan
members of congress have made it clear that confidence has been lost injames clear that confidence has been lost in james comey, and clear that confidence has been lost injames comey, and most importantly, the rank and file of the fbi had lost confidence in their director. accordingly, the president accepted the recommendation to remove james comey from his position. before this, the president informed several members of congress, several senators and the house leader, the house menorah tea leader. —— the house minority leader. —— the house minority leader. in addition to all of the big news happening in the white house today, it is also my
daughter's fifth birthday, and since you guys are here and so am i, i wa nt to you guys are here and so am i, i want to wish her a happy birthday! i will now take your questions. want to wish her a happy birthday! i will now take your questionslj want to wish her a happy birthday! i will now take your questions. i have some broad questions for you. yes or no. the president direct asked rosenberg to write this memo on james comey? no, rosenberg said he had lost confidence in him and had considered letting him go. donald trump had a conversation with the aforementioned people and ask them to put their concerns in writing. donald trump was asked to review his performance? i think most of america
had decided on their own backjames comey should not be the person leading the fbi, as to the numerous comments we've seen from republicans, democrats, the fbi and people across the world. the president said he asked rosenstein and others to review this. again, the president had lost confidence in james comey from the day he was elected. then why did he say he had full confidence in him? he's questions his reason to stay at the fbi. i think one of the big
ca ta lysts fbi. i think one of the big catalysts we saw was that last week, on wednesday, james comey made a pretty startling revelation that he had essentially taken a stick of dynamite and had thrown it into the department ofjustice, going round the chain of command without talking to the attorney general, and not telling them what he was going to say. that is simply not allowed. rosenstein has people are saying that he is an upstanding man. you had to take steps and make a recommendation to the president, so thatis recommendation to the president, so that is what rosenstein did. john, go ahead. you see the president lost
confidence in him in the last weeks and months, we thought this was all rosenstein‘s doing. when did the president lose confidence in james comey? what was the tip? i think it's been an erosion of confidence. james comey has shown a lot of m ista kes james comey has shown a lot of mistakes over the last year, certainly, that as you have seen from many of the comments from democrats including senator schumer, that he should be gone. frankly i think it is startling that democrats are not celebrating because they have been calling for it for so long. i think this needs to question limit. back in october, this
president was applauding the fbi director when he reopened the investigation into hillary clinton's e—mail. he seems happy with it at that point. what changed? the president's position. he was a candidate, not the president. 0nce you take over leading the department of justice, that's you take over leading the department ofjustice, that's different from being a candidate in a campaign. there's clear distinction between those two things. also, having a letter like the one he received, having that conversation which outlined the atrocities in circumventing the chain of command in the department ofjustice. any person of legal mind and authority knows what a big deal that is, particularly in the justice department, particularly someone
like the deputy attorney general who has been in that department the 30 yea rs has been in that department the 30 years and is a respected person. when he saw, he had to speak up on that action and i think that's why we've seen what we have seen. speaking at the president's sacking ofjames speaking at the president's sacking of james comey, ciders speaking at the president's sacking ofjames comey, ciders says that most of america has lost confidence in him and that people across the political world, and in washington, and she says that she surprised the democrats are not celebrating. in the meantime, let's take a look at your weather. good evening. beautiful out there across so many good evening. beautiful out there across so many parts of the country.
a few fluffy clouds in northern ireland, admittedly, more cloudy across parts of scotland. this change. from tonight, starting in the south. show was getting into the south and south west by sam. the humidity will keep rising and there isa humidity will keep rising and there is a risk of showers and thunderstorms. a bright, warm, muggy day for many. 17 celsius in various places. it looks like it will stay warm and humid throughout friday and into saturday, again, with the risk of thunderstorms. hello and welcome to
one hundred days plus. washington is in uproar after the sudden and highly unusual dismissal of the head of the fbi. the white house says the firing wasn't because of the bureau's russia probe, but democrats smell a rat. amid new reports that comey recently requested more funds for the russia investigation — president trump says he was fired because he wasn't up to it. he wasn't doing a good job. simply wasn't doing a very good job. the sacking has led democrats to call for an independent investigation into ties between the trump campaign and russia. nothing less is at stake than the american people's faith in our criminaljustice system and the integrity of the executive branch of our government.