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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. in manchester, the search for answers following monday nights suicide bombing at a concert is ongoing. we're finding out more about salman abedi — the man behind the attack. he was 22 years old. his father and brother have been arrested in libya. it is said they have connections to extremist groups. after the threat level was raised last night, soliders have been deployed on to the street of britain. the police say they're finding out more all the time. i think it's very clear that this is a network we are investigating. the new york times has published photographs of what appear to be the remnants of the bomb — in what appears to be another leak of sensitive uk intelligence to us media. also today... donald trump has met the pope at the vatican. the two leaders have clashed in the past over border walls and climate change — we'll hear how the meeting today went. and later, christian fraser will be
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live to answer questions you may have about the manchester attack. and if you've got questions about the attack in manchester or any other stories we're covering, send them to # bbcos the investigation into the manchester attack continues. this is the man who carried it out. 22—year—old salman abedi. authorities say they are confident he didn't act alone. the attack happened at manchester arena. it is the biggest indoor concert venue it is the biggest indoor concert venuein it is the biggest indoor concert venue in the uk. earlier today, three men were arrested in fallowfield, in the south of manchester. there was a controlled explosion in a house in the same area yesterday. there was also another arrest in wigan.
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and we have an update on the last few minutes. a woman has been arrested following an armed raid in blackly comic in the north of manchester. the source of that story is the greater manchester police. —— blackley, in the north of the city. salman abedi's are very much part of the investigation. yesterday we reported the arrest of this man in south manchester. he has now been as identified as salman abedi's brother. it's understood his other brother and father have also been arrested in libya. christian fraser is live from manchester. do we know any more doing any more about the arrests? the focused and light is bent on... i'm sorry, i can't hear you, and
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people can't hear you either. i'm not sure what happened. christian has been on air all, and showed it can be fixed. we are learning more about the people who died. it was carried out by this 22—year—old man. these are some people that he killed. 1a of them have now been named. they include polish couple angelika and marcin klis, 29—year—old— martyn hett who was from manchester — and the bbc has also learnt that an off duty police officer was among the victims. let's learn more about those who are still being treated in hospital. hugh is at the manchester infirmary. what can you tell us? 64 people are
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being treated in hospitals around greater manchester. 20 of them are critically ill. those are the numbers we have been given. some of them are being treated here in black killing manchester royal infirmary day infirmary. —— manchester royal infirmary. and children's hospital. yesterday we heard about the emergency plan which had stood the test with doctors coming in overnight to deal with the flow of patient. we have now learned isa flow of patient. we have now learned is a bit more of the human side, how doctors and nurses and other staff in the early hours of the morning had to cope with the situation. they said in terms of the injuries, the trauma, they had seen that sort of thing before. that is thejob. what i found particularly stressful was that, in the case of children that came in, they didn't know the
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children's names. came in, they didn't know the child ren‘s names. they came in, they didn't know the children's names. they did not have pa rents children's names. they did not have parents with them. having the treatment care for them was particularly difficult because of that. sometimes injured parents would come in with injured children. the parents were allowed to go into the children's hospital the parents were allowed to go into the child ren‘s hospital and the parents were allowed to go into the children's hospital and lie down next to the children. accident and emergency staff said they got through their shift but one of them made the point it was very busy summer made the point it was very busy summer they did what they had to do. but just summer they did what they had to do. butjust going home, feelings of sadness and sorrow and emotion would definitely been there and will not be forgotten. 0n definitely been there and will not be forgotten. on a more positive note, nhs staff facilities around manchester are overwhelmed by the generosity of local people. the humanist ago, i saw people —— to people —— a few minutes ago, i saw two people with boxes of food and drink. they would like to pass on their thanks. they have had a
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delivery of pizza ordered from doctors in boston, usa. thank you for the update. there was information on the treatment of those who are injured in this attack, we are receiving from the bbc news website. i tried to speak to christian fraser and we have now fixed the sound. christian, i was asking you what we know, if anything, about the people have been arrested in manchester today. we know that a man was arrested in wigan, carrying a holdall, in packaging that holdall which was of interest are. they are getting information about salman abedi. there are those photographs in the new york times would have been leaked, which seemed to show extraordinary details of the other fragments of the bomb. from the lay tonight, we are seeing pictures emerged of salman abedi in friday
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evening. in the arndale centre. police believe that is him. he stopped at a cashpoint in the arndale centre, and in those photographs you can see him holding on his back in a rucksack, a black rucksack, and there is a blue inner lining. you can also see what looks like a sales tag. perhaps, he had beenin like a sales tag. perhaps, he had been in the arndale centre by that rucksack, it looks familiar to the fragments of a rucksack that we see in the new york times pictures that openly. that will be a crucial part of the investigation. just behind you, ican of the investigation. just behind you, i can see of the investigation. just behind you, i can see some of the investigation. just behind you, i can see some young girls guide teenage girls as well. what's happening where you are? this is saint ambrose marco square which has become a focal point through the evening. they are paying for the great games in the weekend, people coming to manchester from the lay.
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people are coming here to lay flowers. people have come along and broken into song. they are singing 0ne broken into song. they are singing one love. people are clapping in unison. it reflects the atmosphere in the city, people do not want to be powered by the attack. you see the talk on the attack, that is about solidarity. having plenty of it. the community spirit is alive and well. not everyone isjoining in in the spirit. some visibly upset by what they have read. some are standing for a good hour in their own thoughts, thinking about what happened. you would imagine that, over the course of the next two days and weeks, the psychology of the city may shift. it is going derry known for its culture and pop culture. fixing it is known for its
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culture. fixing it is known for its culture. maybe some people are relu cta nt to culture. maybe some people are reluctant to go to these after what happened. —— christian, thank you. he will be back to answer any questions you have about the details of the manchester attack and the investigation. use this hashtag or you can e—mail us or contact on social media. the details are on the screen as the programme goes along. as mentioned this is the attacker, salman abedi. he was 22 years old. he was born in manchester, to libyan parents. his father and brother have now also been arrested in libya. his father had links to extremists and posted this on his facebook page praising al-qaeda fighters in syria. quentin sommerville has more.
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late afternoon herei n libya, there were two arrests in the search for salman abedi's network. his father and brother were picked up by counterterrorism forces in tripoli. perhaps with cooperation from uk authorities. perhaps with cooperation from uk authorities. salman abedi travelled regularly to this country. the country had been collapsing under the weight of its civil war but battling extremism, including so—called islamic state and al-qaeda. after the libyan revolution, something like 3,500 people travelled there. —— many fighters travelled from here to syria. manyjoined isis.
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one of the first fighting brigades, and most effective foreign fighting brigades, helped is capture their detractors is capture their de facto capital raqqa. after a while, the fighters returned here. they took control of the caliphate's southern stronghold. that has since been lost. al-qaeda are still present here and isis. salman abedi travelled to this country and on many occasions. the question of whether he was part of a wider network of extremism, while there have been plenty of open doors for a number of networks here in libya. let's pick up on some of the points that quentin was making. police are investigating a whole network around abedi. although he grew up in manchester we know that he had been to move he is thought to be a mule carrying the ball —— bomb for someone else.
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although he grew up in manchester we know that he had been to move libya, and police think he also went to syria. a schoolmate of the attacker, who didn't wish to be named, said "he did hang around with the wrong crowd and was very, very gullible... you could tell him anything and he would pretty much fall for it." and listen to this from a radicalisation expert. the individual i spoke to yesterday was a very close friend of the family. they described him as a naive individual, and that really suggests to me that he would not have been able to put the explosive belt on on his own, he must have some support helping him do that. let's bring in the bbc‘s security correspondent. sure you have spoken to co nta ct correspondent. sure you have spoken to contact all day. what are your impressions of where you have got to? i think there are still concerns in the uk that they have not got down the network that may exist around the individual. maybe at large, that he didn't build the bomb
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himself, and the bomb maker could still be here in the uk and therefore there could be more bombs at large. until they can be sure about that, there will be nervousness about reducing the threat level down from critical. they are not saying they know absolutely there are the bombers out there, but there is a real concern about it. there might be some people watching thinking, why did the security forces not know more about this, his father and his son, given the facebook post i have this phone and the information public domain? —— i have shown. and the information public domain? -- i have shown. some people reported to the police that they had concerns about radical and extremist behaviour. that happens with all the people, and then the police and security services investigate and prioritise them. in this case, they do not appear to have placed under serious investigation. at least not for a prolonged period. there might well be questions about that. mi5, the security service, are prepared for that and are currently focused on the live investigation. we have talked on the part about the syrian
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conflict influence on uk. we haven't i a sailorfrom libya. it a situation in part the british played a role in. because of our strikes to help get rid of colonel gaddafi. that is starting to impact. what is different and interesting about this case, we have issues with syria in the last few years, we have had rests in the past of libyans —— arrests. there is a link though. whether there is a network of radicalised libyans whether there is a network of radicalised libya ns in whether there is a network of radicalised libyans in the uk, or a control from libya. that is still not clear. that is something that will worry the authorities. please stay with us. a couple of issues to raise on the screen before we go back to gordon. we know five people in the uk have been arrested, several more in libya. in the aftermath of this attack, the police chose not to name salman abedi. they did say precisely because they were trying to investigate people who we re trying to investigate people who were close to him. in fact, his name came into the public domain by us
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intelligence, leading to the us media. the uk home secretary was far from impressed by that development. the british police have been clear that they want to control the flow of information to the attack operational integrity, the element of surprise. it is an irritating if it becomes released from other sources. i have been clear with our friends that that should not happen again. if that was rotating i wonder what you would think that this new york times article. part of this article contain a number of images including this one. it appears to be a backpack that could have contained the explosive used in manchester on monday night. this was published in the american media and has come from a leak from us the american media and has come from a leakfrom us intelligence. that
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speak to gordon again. it's astonishing? astonishment in disbelief at how it was described. there was concerned after yesterday the name of the attack came out after us law enforcement briefed us media. but people have said this is another level. the images from the investigation from the device itself —— of the device itself, detail about the blast radius and the victims. real details of the investigation, to have come out. the police and security services will be worried about that here. they will be quite upset about it. as we have learned from donald trump and various stories around his presidency, even if people at the top say stop the leaking, it doesn't mean the lea ks top say stop the leaking, it doesn't mean the leaks stopped. we have seen this before. even after thejuly bombings in 2005, some images of devices came out of the us media after the us and try law enforcement got hold of them. they get a lot
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because of the close relationship. it is big and leaks more, if you like, then british intelligence does. that has caused a problem for the relationship in this case. we're satisfied that what the new york times has published a legitimate pictures from the scene of the crime? novum has questioned they are real pictures yet. they appear to be actual crime photographs from the investigation. gordon, thanks for the update. we will update further on the manchester situation in a few minutes' time. send me questions about the manchester situation using social media. 0r about the manchester situation using social media. or the website. donald trump
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—— donald trump met the pope recently. earlier at the vatican, the latest leg of his foreign trip. the two men have publicly clashed in the past: one wants to build a border wall, one wants to build bridges. this is the pope last year. a person who thinks about building walls wherever they may be, and not of building bridges is not christian. this is not the gospel, as far as what you said about whether i would advise to vote, or not to vote, i'm not going to get involved in that. i say only that this man is not christian if he has said things like that. the strongest of words from the pope. explicit criticism of the idea ofa pope. explicit criticism of the idea of a border wall, it was always am i to mrtrump was of a border wall, it was always am i to mr trump was going to let that pass. we're going to build the wall, believe me we will build the wall. we will build the wall. we will build the wall comic you know that. we will build the wall. for a religious leader to question a person's faces disgraceful. the two men have some history but they look for common ground. here was james reynolds to take you
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through. no one rushes to meet the pope. president trump was escorted slowly to the vatican corridors and into the pope's office. this was the first time these two leaders, opposite in almost every way, have met. such an honour, the president said. the pope rarely smiles doing this kind of photocall. he appeared eager to begin the conversation. the president who wants to build a border wall sat across from the pope who says that he wants to build bridges. after half an hour of private talks, francis met the president's delegation. "do you feed him slovenian cakes?", the pope joked to mrs trump. she and the president's daughter followed vatican tradition and wore black veils. the two leaders then exchanged gifts. the pope gave the president some of his writings, including his appeal for environmental protection. "well, i'll be reading it," the president said politely.
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francis will hope so. it's hard to imagine a meeting between two more contrasting leaders. the pope, who is already under his next audience, onto his next audience, opposes the president on immigration, climate change, and border walls. their first short meeting was a chance for each to test whether the other would give ground. the president and his wife were left to visit the sistine chapel, painted by michelangelo. the leader with his own noted taste in expensive decor looks impressed. gold and melania trump then flew from brian to brussels. —— donald and his wife flees from rome to
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brussels. while this happens, back home the story about the allegations of russian interference in the us election and russian connections of the trump campaign continued. the present her —— president has appointed this man, a lawyer to represent him. washington correspondent anthony zurcher is here. he is an outside source almost everyday. he's in london for a few days. i want to know if it's normal to employ a lawyer. they do when they are being investigated they have to organise their defence outside the normal channels of the white house. clinton when he was under investigation, which led to his impeachment, hired a separate tea m his impeachment, hired a separate team of lawyers. i think it shows a seriousness of this ongoing investigation. in terms of this investigation, where why we that prisoners were now we have a special
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counsel, robert muller, looking into it, that takes it to a different phase. it is operating independent of the dust department. we have committees in the senate, house, issuing subpoenas and we will see james came me, the fbi director who was fired, talk in the next few weeks. that will be high political drama. we won't have seen anything like that in washington a decade. let's talk about from being on the side of the atlantic. we would have expected the mood being good in israel, we knew him and benjamin netanyahu israel, we knew him and benjamin neta nyahu would get israel, we knew him and benjamin netanyahu would get along. they could be trickier next? nato were saying they were freaking out about dealing with trump. they said he had ai2 dealing with trump. they said he had a 12 second attention span. here since that. they are concerned about the handle him. but afp has reporting that neighbourly may become part of the isis coalition.
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that was a big detail that donald trump wanted to nail down, if they announce that, that is a big announcement for trump. he has been brewed about the european union passed. but perhaps we should —— he has been brewed about the eu. perhaps but perhaps we should look, sometimes the rhetoric doesn't match up sometimes the rhetoric doesn't match up with when he meets institution leaders. donald trump, when his 60s black —— plans and scripts, he's stick to the script and isn't too inflammatory. he said that nato was a relevant and updated. but so far in this trip, he has been fairly focused. the plan among some trump officials will stick even so busy he wouldn't have time to tweet or make off—the—cuff remark. so far, i think we have seen that. thank you for that. this is an interesting tweet from the wall streetjournal. the
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credit rating has gone down. this is over the level of growth that has slowed for the chinese economy, and how moody's has seen it. china is not happy. the finance ministry has put out a statement. let's get the analysis from the bbc before the economic editor. moody 's still has an a—i credit rating on china, that its fifth highest. it hasn't die grey lid tojunk its fifth highest. it hasn't die grey lid to junk or below investment grade. —— hasn't downgraded it. moody's is putting an ample warning light over things we know for a long time. it has a huge amount of date on its state owned enterprises, it's
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nationalised industry. it has a lot of debt on its authority. but it is a country with huge reserves, $3 trillion of reserves. its current surplus is $200 billion a year. this is not a country running out of money. but economic reform, how quick will that be? how worried is the president about closing down inefficient industries but creating an employer and? does it create political tension? there are some trends that are in conflict in china. of course, china, the world was biggest population, if it suddenly sees that economic growth tightening, that affects the whole global economy. thanks for that update. we have spent although it's been a sixth arrest in relation to manchester. more on that at the moment. —— in a moment. good evening. tampa are nightly
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round—up of the world weather conditions. in the last day, we have talked about the wet weather across the deep south of the united states. this whole eastern portion of the us. the is improving on thursday but still some rain around in places like new york where it is fairly cool with 60 fahrenheit tabitha. the rest of the country is not bad at all. what the sunshine. for the south, across the caribbean, central parts of the caribbean, south of what the ricoh, around panama, costa rica, throughout latin america on the pacific side. into mexico. a lot of storms building. that will continue for the rest of the week. meanwhile, across europe, high pressure building across the united kingdom. lots of sunshine around, i'm sure you know by now that the weather will be heating up over the next few days. this is how hard it
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will be on thursday across spain, the mid—30s, possibly higher. already hitting 30 degrees in bordeaux and 26 in paris. and the london as well. those tabitha is maybe higher as we head into the weekend, across france. perhaps some thunderstorms being sparked off. central parts of europe, will be fresher. but things will warm up and the warm weather will spread further east across europe. moving into the arabian sea, they cluster of storms, there could be a cyclone in the making. volatile weather across this pa rt making. volatile weather across this part of the globe. this is the monsoon starting to kick him across this part of the world. these storms could grow even further, potentially developing into a cyclone, if they do do that, they could move in the direction of my armagh over the next coming days. it is too early for detail map. 0therwise, wet in places
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across this part of the world. as this monsoon starts to develop. down under, the cooler season is kicking in. 21 celsius in perth with some pleasa nt in. 21 celsius in perth with some pleasant conditions in sydney. mornings are chilly in new zealand especially. back home, this is what the weather looks like on thursday. clouds building in the afternoon but lots of sunshine around, it will start to feel the temperature is rising on thursday, 26 in london, 25 throughout yorkshire and even in the mid—20s across scotland. they beautiful sunny day, just the far north there in the northern ireland around 14 celsius. friday and saturday, the damages will peak around 30 degrees or moors but there isa around 30 degrees or moors but there is a risk of storms on saturday night across some parts of the country. remember, whether for the week ahead coming up before ten o'clock if you want to know more on that. this is outside source, the search for a nswers
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this is outside source, the search for answers following monday's attack in manchester continues. we are finding out more about salman abedi, his father and brother arrested in libya, it is said they have connections to islamist groups. soldiers have been deployed on the streets after the threat level was raised to its highest possible level, a sixth person has been arrested in connection to the attack. also donald trump has met the pope at the vatican, the leaders have clashed in the past over the border war plans but struck a more consolatory tone today. that is the moment the supporters of equal marriage in
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