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this is bbc news, the headlines at eight: china and russia have called for a freeze on north korea's weapons programme following claims it has successfully tested a long—range ballistic missile. the mayor of london says thejudge leading the grenfell tower fire inquiry, sir martin moore—bick, needs to win the confidence of local residents. the mp for the area said he should stand down because of past decisions. the family of the youngest victim of the manchester arena bombing, saffie roussos, has paid tribute to her today, on what would have been her 9th birthday. we've lost everything, so life will never be the same. talks have broken down to restore the power—sharing executive in northern ireland. sinn fein have blamed theresa may's political arrangement with the dup for the failure of talks aimed at restoring power sharing in northern ireland. and in the next hour, most cancer patients could be offered genetic tests within five
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years under proposals outlined by england's chief medical officer. sally davies says genome testing would help to create more effective, bespoke treatments for them. world champion peter sagan has been disqualified from the tour de france after appearing to elbow britain's mark cavendish. good evening and welcome to bbc news. north korea has tested what it says is a missile capable of striking anywhere on the planet. the claim, if confirmed, raises the prospect that a country ruled by a dictator may be a step closer to its goal of having a long—range nuclear strike capacity. president trump has urged north korea's main ally, china, to intervene. the white house said it only had an
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intermediate range and could not pose a risk to north america. here's our diplomatic correspondent james landale. this is the moment that north korea says it became a major power. the launch of a missile that it claims can reach across continents and deliver nuclear weapons as far away as the united states. the news was announced on state television with barely constrained joy. "we have become a nuclear power with intercontinental ballistic missiles," the presenter said, showing the handwritten order given by the country's leader, kim jong—un. he personally supervised the launch of a missile which he believes will secure him power, protect his people and dismay his opponents. if north korea ignores our military‘s warning and continues provocations, we are clearly warning kim jong—un‘s regime will face destruction. this is the missile that could carry
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the regime's nuclear weapons. it was launched from an airfield here in western north korea, and it was aimed at a steep angle, and rose, it is claimed, to an altitude of about 1700 miles, thought to be the highest any north korean missile has got to. it then landed 37 minutes later more than 500 miles away, somewhere in the sea towards japan. the key point is that if this missile were fired at a more shallow angle it might have the power to reach potentially more than 3&00 miles, the minimum defined range for an intercontinental ballistic missile. and if so, that could mean reaching as far as alaska on the mainland of the united states. the pressure being applied internationally is having very little effect on changing the tactics of the regime towards development. it's also significant as well because it has been reported that it is an intercontinental
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ballistic missile which means north korea are making tangible steps towards being able to target the us. experts said it was still not clear if north korea had the technology needed to protect a warhead on re—entry and guide it to its target but if north korean missiles can now reach the us, it is a significant step forward and one that president trump said earlier this year just wouldn't happen. today in a tweet he again urged china to put pressure on north korea, but so far china has shown no willingness to do that. president xi was in russia today, both he and president putin called for a freeze on north korea's nuclear weapons programme and suspension of exercises by the us and north korea. and suspension of exercises by the us and south korea. the fear among diplomats is the dispute could destabilise an already tense region packed full of conventional weapons.
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at this weekend's 620 summit, all sides will be looking for answers. earlier my colleague vincent ni from the bbc chinese service explained how the global community is likely to respond. i think the extent of the international response will be tightening sanctions towards north korea, but there is a question of how much more you can tighten sanctions on north korea. north korea's economy is reportedly doing not very well so if you further tighten sanctions on north korea, there might be other consequences and this leads us to the china bit because china borders north korea and china has for a long time feared that north korean refugees might cross the yellow river to enter china. and also if the north korean regime collapses and if we see a unified korea, then that will be the ally of the united states and china certainly doesn't want to see the united states troops on china's doorstep. back in january this year donald trump said if north korea is going to launch an intercontinental ballistic
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missile, this will not happen. but the reality is it happened today. it happened today in the sense that it might happen and it has successfully tested according to the north side. so donald trump has also got a bit of reflection on what the united states response could be and how much more they can count on china. don't forget china's leader, xijinping, has never met kim jong—un and it suggests the reality is more complicated than donald trump has been thinking. joining me now from washington is adam mount, senior fellow at the center for american progress for nuclear and defense policy. it is good to see you, thank you for being with us. how close is north korea to being able to fire an
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intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead? good question. there are gradations of that capability. right now they can fire the missile at icbm range. but the questions that remain are aware that they have achieved the ability to miniaturise a warhead and place it on top of the missile with the right balance and the right connections that can operate reliably and whether they have a re—entry vehicle that is capable of guiding that warhead back into the atmosphere and to its target reliably. we think they have been making progress on both stages and what remains is for them to simply make and integrate those systems, but they have never been tested all together and get that capability conclusively. we have to assume that they are at that capability now today. i asked that question because
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it was a point boost by barack 0bama to donald trump when he first met him at the white house after he won the presidency. he said, on your watch, mrtrump, the presidency. he said, on your watch, mr trump, north the presidency. he said, on your watch, mrtrump, north korea the presidency. he said, on your watch, mr trump, north korea are more than likely to have the capability to fire a missile that contains a nuclear warhead. ijust wonder what america's response could be to that. you are right that they achieved that capability sooner than expected. they have made remarkable leaps in their missile technology over the spring and have demonstrated a wider range of missiles and a greater range of capability than we expected. now they have tested and icbm and most a nalysts they have tested and icbm and most analysts expected they would not do that for two years. now we turn to what the us response would be. ideally we would have a plan in place, coordinated with our allies,
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that could impose material sanctions on north korea and censure them for this behaviour and also prepared to deter and defend against aggression that would come. because the conversations in washington spent so long and was so far behind the curve and spent so long denying that we would have to accept a north korean icbm and a nuclear capable north korea, we are behind the curve on planning for that. the options that exist today are not ideal. there are sanctions options that can and will be pursued. the un security council will be reconvened for a new package of sanctions. but the difficult thing is that president trump needs to understand he has more options than war, that he is not backed into a corner where his own credibility
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is at stake and we can continued to restrain the north korean regime without resorting to force. you mention sanctions and some people would say the country is already chafing under tough sanctions and any more would not have the kind of effect that one would hope in such a belligerent regime. secondly, the initial hope from president trump was that the chinese would intervene, but they have not done that over the last decade or so while this problem has developed. there is no reason why they should now particularly if they feel destabilisation of north korea would mean refugees over the border and they do not want that. a unified korea would see us troops closer to the border with china and that is something they do not want either. so does that mean essentially that president trump, the west, the international community, has to
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somehow learn to live with a nuclear armed north korea and work out a strategy from that starting point? u nfortu nately strategy from that starting point? unfortunately they do. that is a physicalfact of the unfortunately they do. that is a physical fact of the world as it exists today, like it or not. you are right that china will never replace enough pressure on north korea to the nuclear rise. they will never give up their nuclear weapons. china has never put any pressure on them. there was some during the barack 0bama administration, but not nearly enough. we need to calibrate our initiatives, like military pressure, not to coerce north korea to give up its nuclear weapons because that is unrealistic. instead we need to calibrate our sanctions regime to contain illicit and illegal behaviour like proliferation of nuclear weapons technology which is illegal under the un statute,
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contain it on the peninsula, prevent them from spreading financial crime, money laundering, slavery of north korean citizens to other nations around the region and the world. we really are now looking at a containment regime rather than coercing them to get rid of nuclear weapons. that is the state of the world today. good to see you. thank you forjoining us, adam. thank you forjoining us, adam. i suspect tomorrow morning's front pages will have a lot to say about this. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are laura perrins, co—editor of the website the conservative woman, and torcuil crichton, westminster editor of the daily record. even before the grenfell tower inquiry has got under way, there's growing pressure on thejudge leading it to step down. labour mp for kensington
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emma dent—coad says sir martin moore—bick lacks credibility with the local residents. and the london mayor sadiq khan has also warned that he urgently needs to improve relations with the community. our home editor mark easton has been getting the views of residents and politicians alike. grenfell tower is black with urgent and unanswered questions. the community in its shadow seeks answers but many say they don't have confidence in the man the prime minister has appointed to head the public inquiry. sir martin moore—bick, cambridge educated and called to the bar in 1969, is a former judge but his professional and establishment credentials don't impress the area's local labour mp who says he should quit now. we don't have anyone we can trust and some of the groups are refusing to cooperate with the inquiry, and what kind of inquiry is that? there is no inquiry at all if people refuse to cooperate and i understand that, these people have been betrayed. close to the tower i met chris, a local charity worker who lost
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a close friend in the fire. his views reflect those of many here. if we can get someone who can empathise or understands the feeling of the people they are representing and the people they will interview, because he's going to interview witnesses, he needs to knows witnesses, he needs to know where they are coming from. if he doesn't have that kind of background, it will be difficult for him to even imagine. the london mayor, echoed by labour's leader, has not called for the inquiry head to go but says he must win the community's confidence. former attorney general dominic grieve thinks we should let him get on with the job. i think we should be careful in reacting and saying someone else has got to be provided. once we start going down this road there's potentially no stopping it. this community has long felt marginalised from those who have power over them — respect and trust were always in short supply.
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this tragedy has served to diminish those priceless commodities still further. in one of the flats beneath the tower, i met a mother with a couple of preschool kids who's also a local labour councillor. she says the borough's conservative leader, newly appointed, also faces an uphill struggle to win the trust of the people in this ward. why would anything change now? will it change things? i am quite doubtful because i feel like they will cover up a lot of things. this is a community still grieving, still in shock. and it is hard, as a mum, to imagine what the parents went through when the fire was coming and they were on the phone to some people, and they said the fire is coming, we cannot get out. the physical and emotional needs of those touched by the tragedy
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are still being dealt with. the grenfell fire response team said it has now fulfilled the promise to rehouse all of those made homeless by the tragedy within three weeks. but this family, currently in a hotel, say the flat they have been offered is too small and too far away. i told you, i'm not going away from this area. then they offer you, you don't like it, you don't take it, you will be on the street. it is no more. building the strength and trust needed to move forward from this tragedy is going to take courage and commitment. the headlines on bbc news: china and russia have called for a freeze on north korea's nuclear weapons programme following claims
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it successfully tested a long—range ballistic missile. the mayor of london says the judge leading the grenfell tower inquiry needs to win the confidence of local residents. the mp for the area says thejudge should residents. the mp for the area says the judge should stand down because of past court decisions. talks have broken down to restore the power—sharing executive in northern ireland. the sinn fein blames the dup will with theresa may and the conservatives at westminster. the chief medical officer says cancer patients should be offered gna test so they can get personalised treatments. no time for the sport. a dramatic end to state what of the tour de france has ended one rider's race and it could have claimed a second. mark cavendish went to hospital after being involved in a nasty crash with his sprint rival peter sagan who has been disqualified for his part in the incident. in cycling it can take
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just a fraction of a second for your world to come tumbling down. mark cavendish had his eyes on adding to his 30 career stage wins, but in the chaos that can swirl around the sprinters as they search for the line he tangled with world champion peter sagan. the briton was left lying in the gutter while peter sagan finished second. cavendish eventually got back on his bike and crossed the line. peter sagan apologised but that was not enough for the organisers who kicked the slova k for the organisers who kicked the slovak out of the tour. cavendish went to hospital and x—ray showed he had not broken any bones, but he is in pain with restricted movement and a decision will be made in the morning as to whether he continues. before that, geraint thomas got caught up in a pile—up, but he escaped with just cuts and bruises and will keep the yellowjersey thanks to rules giving him the same time as the stage winner from france. after the race this was the
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initial reaction from mark cavendish. i was bleeding a lot and my shoulder, it had something to do with the previous shoulder injury, it sat backwards and i do not know ifi it sat backwards and i do not know if i snapped the ligament. i am going to have it looked at. from the feeling i am not optimistic anyway. and the incident itself, what happened? i was just following and the incident itself, what happened? i wasjust following the mark round and then peter sagan came over. it looked as though he came to apologise? he did. i get on with peter well but i do not get it. if he came across it is one thing, but the elbow i am not a fan of him putting his elbow out like that. like i said, i get on with peter. but a crash is a crash and i would like to know about the elbow really.
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to wimbledon and roger federer and novak djokovic had easy days as they began their campaigns. their opponents both retired injured at almost the same point in their first—round matches which were back—to—back on centre court. martin klizan succumbed to a calf injury against novak djokovic. djokovic, who won eastbourne last week, will now play an improbable of next. roger federer got his 85th wimbledon win when dolled up a lot had to retire. in the women's draw the world number one angelique kerber ove rca m e world number one angelique kerber overcame the american qualifier irina falconi. angelique kerber has struggled for form irina falconi. angelique kerber has struggled forform in irina falconi. angelique kerber has struggled for form in this year so farand struggled for form in this year so far and lost struggled for form in this year so farand lost in struggled for form in this year so far and lost in the first round of the french open. she was not at her best today, but came to anyway. she
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will play kirsten flipkens for a place in round three. arsenal are close to breaking their tra nsfer arsenal are close to breaking their transfer record by signing striker from lyon. the 26—year—old, who has scored more than 20 goals, in the league, has had a medical and could be worth up to £52 million. it is more than they paid for mesut 0zil four years ago. that is all the spot for now. much more in the next hour. the latest round of talks to restore the northern ireland's power sharing executive, which has been suspended for months because of a dispute between the political parties, have ended without agreement. 0ur ireland correspondent chris page has the latest from stormont. there was a bit of an end of term feeling here at stormont this afternoon. the expectation that these talks are going to in effect be taking a break for a while over the summer and if negotiations continue,
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they will be on a lower level than has been the case over the last few days. still no agreement between sinn fein and the democratic unionist party. a number of sticking points, but by far the biggest one i understand remains the issue of the irish language. sinn fein want a piece of legislation, an irish language act, which would promote and protect the gaelic tongue, but the dup are pushing for a broader law which would also incorporate some cultural issues which are imported to unionists. in a news conference this afternoon the dup leader, arlene foster, said that she still thought that an agreement was possible, that her party was still committed to achieving that agreement and getting the devolved government here at stormont back up and running again and she said the dup would continue to work towards that aim in the coming weeks. i think what we want to see is an agreement which everybody can buy into, whether you are a nationalist or unionist. i think that is very important for the sustainability of these institutions going forward.
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that is certainly what i am looking to do and i hope that others involved in this process are looking at the bigger picture as well question everyone has to ask well, a few minutes later sinn fein's leader here at stormont, michelle 0'neill, responded to that and she had some very strong words in particular about the pact between the tories and the dup at westminster. she said that had played a major role in terms of the lack of agreement that they had seen here at stormont so far. what we are dealing with is the issues of equality, we are dealing with making sure we deliver access to legacy inquests, that we are delivering language rights, that we are delivering rights that are available to citizens who live in other parts of these islands. if you live in england, wales, scotland, the 26 counties, these are basic rights that are afforded to citizens and they should be afforded
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to the citizens here. the reason that we don't see those rights afforded and the reason that theresa may is sitting back and allowing that to happen is because she is in hock to the dup. the dup don't see things quite that way. they would say the extra £1 billion that the dup have got for northern ireland as a result of that deal with the conservatives should make it more likely that sinn fein should want to go back into government and then play a role in deciding how that money is spent. so tonight still no devolved government after almost six months of deadlock here. the northern ireland secretary james brokenshire has released a statement saying, following discussions today it is clear that issues cannot be resolved quickly enough to enable a power—sharing executive to be formed in the immediate term. the government welcomes that the parties have emphasised their desire to remain engaged. he says the government will not
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forget its responsibilities to uphold political stability and good governance in northern ireland, so he is going to reflect carefully in the coming days on any further steps which he may need to take to support the provision of public services in northern ireland. in his commons statement yesterday he hinted that westminster may have to pass some form of a budget to enable cash to keep flowing to the likes of the health service and the education system here, so the longer this deadlock goes on effectively the more likely that westminster will have to take powers back from stormont. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news this afternoon. the family of the libyan man jailed for the lockerbie bombing are appealing against his murder conviction, five years after his death. lawyers for abdelbaset al—megrahi's relatives handed files to the scottish criminal cases review commission to decide whether the case should be appealed. narendra modi has become the first indian prime minister to visit israel. mr modi and his israeli counterpart, benjamin netanyahu, are expected to announce strategic partnerships in agriculture, space
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technology and defence. the three—day visit is seen by some as a turning point in india's position on israel. italy has summoned the austrian ambassador after the defence minister in vienna said he expected border controls might soon be imposed to stop migrants coming from italy to austria. the planned controls will include the busy alpine brenner pass, amid fears that the situation could get out of hand. most cancer patients could be offered genetic tests to help aid more personalised treatment. in her annual report dame sally davis says there needs to be a national network of gene testing. this report contains some flashing images. this report contains some flashing images. hello, mate. could i have two cappuccinos, please? cancer runs in toby knight's family. both his parents died from it
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and he was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago. now, he's one of 31,000 patients who have had their entire genome mapped by the nhs. i'm very excited about it. for me, hopefully, if my cancer decides to come back, it will benefit me. more importantly, it will benefit a lot of other people, forfuture generations, for better treatments, for quicker treatments, better diagnoses. dame sally davies says genome testing is still a cottage industry. she wants dna analysis to be the norm for cancer patients within five years. patients will benefit if we can offer them the scan of their genome that'll make a difference to their treatment. that's clearly all people with rare diseases, of whom there are 3 million or more in this country. it's most patients with cancers, and quite a lot of infections. 0ur genome contains the instructions for how our bodies work. errors in the dna code can trigger disease. six out of ten cancer patients
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who have genome analysis can benefit from targeted treatment — drugs which attack dna faults in their tumours. this can spare them the more toxic side effects of chemotherapy. it costs £680 to scan a genome, and that price is falling every few months. in some cases, it's now cheaper than existing tests, like invasive biopsies. but what about data confidentiality? the nhs believes it can protect genomic information, but some are concerned about the safeguards. if you're going to take a lot of sensitive information from people, then you need to make sure that every use of it is consensual, that people have choices and can make choices, that it is handled safely, that you've got security, rules that are applied around who can access it. the more we learn about our dna, the greater the potential
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for new treatments and even cures. concerns over sharing data will need to be resolved if patients are to get the full benefits of the genome revolution. fergus walsh, bbc news. the queen and duke of edinburgh have hosted a garden party in the grounds of the palace of holyroodhouse for around 8,000 people from all walks of life. it marks the beginning of the queen's annual trip to scotland where she will take residence over the summer. the duke of hamilton and first minister nicola sturgeon were among those accompanying the royal party as they mingled with guests on the lawn, under the watchful eye of the royal company of archers and the high constables of the palace. time for a look at the weather with nick miller. many of us seeing a fine evening out there but after a wet day in northern ireland, easing overnight, continuing for parts of southern scotla nd continuing for parts of southern scotland and northern england seeing
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rain, increasingly like an drizzly out there, hill fog, clearerskies in northern scotland, turning out to be quite chilly by the end of the night. elsewhere, particularly the further south you are, warm nights to come, mixture of cloud and clear spells. tomorrow, the odd one here, into wales, cannot be rolled out, one or two showers popping up, still quite damp and drizzly, parts of south—east scotland, north—east england, even into the afternoon. elsewhere, sunshine coming through, quite a range of temperatures, 15 celsius in newcastle. still some drizzle. near 30 celsius in parts of southern england. contrasts continue. more of us could be warm on thursday, but there could be some thunderstorms around. russia and china have urged north
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korea to freeze its nuclear weapons programme, and the suspension of military exercises by the us and south korea. the call came after north korea claimed to have successfully tested an intercontinental missile. the mayor of london says the judge leading the grenfell tower fire inquiry, sir martin moore—bick, needs to win the confidence of local residents. the mp for the area says he should stand down, because pastjudicial decisions suggest he's unfit. the family of the youngest victim of the manchester arena bombing, saffie roussos, has paid tribute to her today, on what would have been her 9th birthday. talks have broken down to restore the power—sharing executive in northern ireland. sinn fein blamed the deadlock on theresa may's political deal with the democratic unionists at westminster. in a moment, we'll see what provoked jean claude juncker to get involved in a war of words inside the european parliament and who won the argument. more now on north korea
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claiming its latest missile test gives it the capacity to strike anywhere in the world. david slinn was britain's first ambassador to north korea between 2002 and 2006, he's now at the centre for international policy studies at the university of ottawa. my colleaguejane hill asked him if these claims came as a surprise. north korea's pursuit of nuclear capability and missile capability to go with it are long—standing objectives, the regime has been pursuing it for several decades, generations, in fact. pursuing it for several decades, generations, infact. has pursuing it for several decades, generations, in fact. has been making steady progress. what we have seen making steady progress. what we have seen today probably represents a further step forward in that process. once the data has been analysed it may turn out to be quite analysed it may turn out to be quite a big step forward. the fact this has happened on july four, a big step forward. the fact this has happened onjuly four, is that significant? the north koreans have
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a habit of doing things, provocations, on dates of significance. sometimes they do them on dates significance to their own calendar, equally, they are inclined, if you want, to ruin other people's parades as well. this was not a big surprise. is it also your opinion that...? inaudible question trump met that emit putin last week, and he will meet the president of china next week, in germany. north korea will want to remind —— china next week, in germany. north korea will want to remind -- north korea will want to remind -- north korea will want to remind the participants of those meetings that they have to be taken into account
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in any discussions of security in northeast asia. they have a way of making the presence —— their presence felt at those tables. what, therefore, would you expect international reaction to beat, i'm particularly talking about washington, what stance, what response might you expect now? washington are gradually coming to realise, president trump coming to realise, president trump coming to realise that his options are incredibly limited. the old adage, if it had been that easy, it would have been thought of some time ago. resident from had invested a lot of hopein resident from had invested a lot of hope in china, and president trump is gradually realising that you may not be able to count on china for that much help and concrete poured in reining in north korea, as he would like them to be reined in. —— that much help —— may not be able to count on china for that much help and concrete support in reining in
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north korea. the youngest victim was just eight yea rs the youngest victim was just eight years old, amidst the horror of the manchester bombing in may that killed 22 people. saffie roussos would have been nine today and her family have chosen the occasion to speak to the bbc about what happened that evening at the the ariana grande concert. some of those who survived have life—changing injuries — saffie's own mother is still in hospital. judith moritz met the family. voiceover: saffie roussos shone, always singing and smiling, she loved music, and couldn't wait to see her idol onstage. you couldn't be out with saffie without having fun. but her dream was to be famous. it was her everything, and we bought her the tickets for christmas. she was just counting the days, the seconds, and it was just ariana grande ‘til nine, ten o'clock at night, and she would sing and dance every single song. she was ariana grande obsessed, so to see how happy she was, it wasjust... obviously, i had to go with her. you were watching
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her watching ariana ? pretty much, yeah. she kept going, "come on, ashlee, you promised me you would get up and dance!" so we had a little dance. and she wasjust so happy, just elated all night, grinning. saffie was at the concert with her mum, lisa, and sister ashlee. they were all caught in the blastjust as the rest of the family arrived to meet them. i remember i was thrown to the ground, and then my next instinct, ijust sort of rolled over and crawled, because i couldn't walk. for you that night, andrew, had you come to the arena to collect? what were you doing? we were sitting there, weren't we? just a few minutes, and didn't hear anything, but just. .. hell broke loose, just people, children, screaming, crying. then, as i turned round the corner, i saw ashlee outside injured. and when did you learn about saffie? the detective that i spoke to in the hospital, he went away and he came back about 12, half 12, and told me.
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and you have all had to cope, haven't you, with saffie's loss and also lisa's recovery? how is she doing? she's fighting. i mean, she's got that many injuries around her body, just that alone. she's like a soldier. the world knew what had happened. lisa was not conscious. no. and when she came round, you had to tell her. no. she looked at me and said, "saffie's gone, isn't she?" i was dreading it. she just looked at me and said, "she's gone, isn't she?" and i said, "yeah." she goes, "i knew." do you have thoughts about the person who did this? no. i've not seen pictures, i don't want to know. i'm not interested. it doesn't mean anything to me. no, same here.
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if i could think about it, analyse it, break it down, sort it out and get saffie back, i would do it, but i can't. how do you find it? there are times when you are sad and times when you are happy, so it is kind of like a mix. you met ariana grande, tell me about that experience. i wanted to meet her to tell her what saffie meant to her, and i wanted to tell her from a father's point of view that she's got nothing to be sorry for. there's nothing... it wasn't her fault. saffie's family say she would have been a star one day. now, her name is known, but for the saddest of reasons. we've lost everything. we have, because life willjust never be the same. judith moritz, bbc news. an update on the ballistic missile
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test from north korea, this isjust come in, the united states has called for a closed door un security council meeting on north korea to discuss the missile launch. this is according to a us spokesman. saying that america has requested a closed—door meeting of the un security council to discuss the possibility that north korea have fired an intercontinental icbm ballistic missile, which they claim can hit anywhere on earth. americans are suggesting it is simply an intermediate range missile, but the very real fear is that north korea, pyongyang, has developed the capability to fire a missile as far as possibly alaska and other parts of canada. that news coming into us, america has requested a meeting of the un security council to discuss the un security council to discuss the situation.
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the high court has ruled that a 16—year—old boy who was held in solitary confinement for more than 23 hours had his human rights breached. the teenager, who has significant mental health problems, was kept in a cell at feltham young offenders institution for four and a half months, without access to education. our home affairs correspondent danny shaw sent this report from the high court. voiceover: it holds some of the most troubled and dangerous teenage boys in the country. but is feltham young offenders institution looking after them in the right way? last week, an inspection report said the centre was not safe for staff or boys. now the high court has declared that feltham broke prison rules and acted unlawfully, after a 16—year—old was held for months in conditions his lawyers said amounted to solitary confinement. the boy was initially detained in his cell for 23 and a half hours each day. he was allowed out only to shower, exercise and make phone calls. and he had no access to education for three months. the court ruled keeping the boy away from other inmates breached his right to respect for a private life.
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it also said he should have had at least 15 hours' education each week. troublesome boys cannot be allowed to drift, the court said. there is still the issue about it still being possible for prisons to hold children in isolation. we think that's wrong and we think that's a child protection issue, and we will be appealing against it. inspectors found that almost a third of boys at feltham spent only two hours a day out of their cells. this woman's son had a particularly difficult time there. solitary confinement can't rehabilitate you. all it does, as a child as well, it makes you more angry with the system. you don't have access to anything that can help you in the future. the court ruling did not go as far as declaring that what happened to the 16—year—old at the centre of the case
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was inhuman and degrading. that will come as a relief to the ministry ofjustice, which has overall responsibility for feltham. the ministry said the safety and welfare of young people was its highest priority, but it added that proportionate and justified segregation was an essential tool to manage offenders who would otherwise pose a significant risk to staff and prisoners. danny shaw, bbc news, at the high court. studio: female genital mutilation has been banned in britain for more than thirty years and yet it persists in the 21st century. it's a practice carried out in the name of tradition that is common within some immigrant communities, notably from africa, the middle east and asia. new figures published today show there were almost 5,400 new cases recorded last year. our midlands correspondent sima kotecha has been looking at what the authorities in birmingham are doing to stop it happening. this can't happen. she's my daughter. and she's just a child. a father's fear. a daughter's potential mutilation, and his fight to stop the five—year—old from being taken abroad by his wife for fgm.
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my wife thinks it's the right thing to do, because she comes from that culture. her family are very strong believers in it, and it's very hard to convince her. she's just confused. it's not only illegal to carry out fgm here in britain, but it's also against the law to send someone abroad to have it done. here in diverse birmingham, fgm is very much part of some cultures. it's striking to hear people defend it and explain that it's done out of love and good intentions. you need to know about female genital mutilation, or fgm. some girls, who originate from places like gambia and somalia, are taken there during the holidays to have it done. that's why schools are using the next couple of weeks to tell them what it is and why it's wrong. so what did the nine—year—olds take away from the session? it's done because of their culture, and it could hurt them.
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it causes different feelings like anger, depression, sadness. they thought it was the right thing to do, but now they banned it and they are trying to stop it. they figured out it's not the right thing to do. but now they've banned it cos they've figured out it is not the right thing to do. west midlands police want more schools to do the same, because the number of girls who live here and have been cut is particularly high. however, questions are being asked as to why nobody has been convicted for carrying out the procedure when it's been illegalfor decades. a prosecution may send a really clear message to communities. however, we don't take children off all families, understanding that this may be something that's not against the law in the country of origin maybe
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cultural to that family, but if they are living in the uk and the children go abroad and are cut, it's a crime and we investigate. but for some fgm victims, speaking out is the best deterrent. it's very devastating. this is very devastating. i wouldn't want anybody to go through it, because cutting someone's flesh is so painful. she says the memories of how she was cut will haunt her forever. sima kotecha, bbc news, birmingham. studio: there was an unexpected outburst in the european parliament after the president of the european commission called the parliament "ridiculous". jean—claude juncker was attending a debate with the maltese prime minister, to mark the end of malta's presidency of the eu. mrjuncker complained that only a low number of meps had turned up. from strasbourg, adam fleming reports. voiceover: the maltese prime minister came to the european parliament to celebrate the end of his country's six—month stint helping to run the european union
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but look how few meps turned up, prompting this outburst from the president of the european commission. only a few members here, you are ridiculous... translation: i'm asking you to have a more respectful attitude, you can criticise the parliament but it is for the parliament to control the commission, not the other way around. despite a telling off, he made this pledge. i will never again attempt a meeting of this kind. the commission is under the control of the parliament but the parliament has the respect even the presidencies of smaller countries and the parliament is not doing that. parliament has come to life sincejean—claude that. parliament has come to life since jean—claude juncker spoke this morning, but the corridors here do feel empty for this final session before the summer break. one mep told me that many of his colleagues already on holly. others say the real work here is done in lower
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profile committees, and plenty of meps will turn up to vote later on. still, the parliamentary authorities will not be happy that the head of one eu institution has taken such a big swipe at another. studio: the headlines: china and russia have called for a freeze on north korea's nuclear weapons programme — following claims its successfully tested a long—range ballistic missile. the mayor of london says the judge leading the grenfell tower fire inquiry, needs to win the confidence of local residents. the mp for the area says the judge should stand down, because past court decisions.. talks have broken down to restore the power—sharing executive in northern ireland. sinn fein has blamed the deadlock on theresa may's political deal with the democratic unionists at westminster. an update on the market numbers for you, here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on.
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a lot of cheer yesterday, in europe, but not today. in a moment, he has been dubbed the billy elliot of india, howa been dubbed the billy elliot of india, how a 16—year—old from mumbai is taking off to one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the world. the bbc is to spend an extra £34 million on new content for children over the next three years. the corporation says it's facing increased competition from companies such as facebook and netflix and it wants to offer more online choice for young people. it's expected it that will include more video, blogs, podcasts, quizzes, games and apps. it currently ranks alongside stonehenge and the egyptian pyramids but the city of liverpool could lose its unesco world heritage status over concerns that planned skyscrapers will ruin its historic waterfront. the city was awarded the status in 2004 in recognition of its role as a major trade centre,
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in 2004 in recognition of its role but if removed liverpool in 2004 in recognition of its role would become only the second city to be deleted from the list. jayne mccubbin reports. voiceover: this is a skyline which commands superlatives. you have seen our architecture down here? yes, it's spectacular. this is really beautiful. i think it's fantastic. outstanding. very impressive. we have literally been here five minutes and it's fantastic. we're just going, "wow, look at that building! look at that building!" glorious. gorgeous. gorgeous? it isn'tjust gorgeous, it's unesco—endorsed gorgeousness, historically significant too. that's why this waterfront has had unesco world heritage status since 2004, just like here... and here. but a stone's throw away is something which could ruin it all for liverpool. what's proposed for either side of this famous dock wall is a development worth £5 billion over 30 years, covering just over half a square kilometre, but which unesco believes is so far from gorgeous, it could cost liverpool its world heritage status. the liverpool waters
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plans from developers peel holdings are all about transforming the skyline. new offices, bars and a stadium, new housing, high—rises. unesco don't like it. yesterday, these unesco representatives gathered in poland to look at a list of sites in danger of losing their status. they will set liverpool a deadline — take control of the liverpool waters site or lose the plaque by 2018. it matters to unesco, but the city is divided over whether it should matter to them. i want to keep the status, but if keeping the plaque risks the investment and the jobs and the houses, the place and the people came before the plaque and they should stay before the plaque. we are a city of museums, but we don't want the city to be a museum. people like me, if i speak up, i am told i want to fossilise liverpool,
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i'm trying to museum—ify liverpool, whatever. no, i want liverpool to develop in the future as well, with the same type of aesthetics that are there with the grandeur of the past. the once—grand past of palmyra will also be considered on unesco's danger list today. likewise, aleppo. along with many other historic sites which are victims of war. liverpool, though, is considered a potential victim of regeneration and high—rise ambition. the council says regeneration and conservation can complement each other. if unesco disagrees, the city could be the second only heritage site to be stripped of its status. studio: a teenagerfrom india
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is living out his own billy elliot dream as he's been given the chance to study at one of the world's most prestigious ballet schools. amir shah is the son of a welder and grew up with his six siblings in a low—income neighbourhood of mumbai. at the age ofjust 16, his extraordinary talent is now taking him to new york. i was invited to come to mumbai, to teach ballet, and one day, i walked around the studios, and i saw a little boy, with what we would call the right instrument. moved very easily. no training. no training, so i asked him if he would come to my ballet class, and after one class i knew that i wanted him tojoin us. he immediately learned the language
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of ballet in a few weeks. a lot of obstacles and hurdles because there is no correct floor, no good space, so is no correct floor, no good space, so in orderto is no correct floor, no good space, so in order to drag him to warehouses, sometimes school gymnasiums, cement factory floors. — — anywhere gymnasiums, cement factory floors. —— anywhere with a cement floor. now some amazing pictures. an exploding shed! cctv captured the moment a garden shed exploded after petrol vapours ignited inside. the walls and roof of the shed in west yorkshire blasted apart before flames quickly spread. the fire service say it's difficult to establish how the fire started. and warning has been issued, thankfully, nobody was injured. emergency workers in austria spent
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the day rounding up and removing thousands of chickens from a busy motorway after the lorry transporting them lost its load. the incident occurred on the a1 autobahn near linz. the motorway towards the capital, vienna, was closed during the busy morning rush hour, and long traffic jams developed in the busy morning rush hour, and long trafficjams developed in the other direction as drivers slowed down to ta ke direction as drivers slowed down to take a look at the rescue operation. let's find out what the weather has in store. you've got it all tonight! exploding sheds! let's take a look at what is going on with the weather, some of us going on with the weather, some of us have had a rubbish day, others have had a great day. if you have been underneath the area of cloud and rain, southern scotland into northern england, what a good day, northern ireland has improved a bit, turning dry, some patchy rain falling, northern england into
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southern scotland, hill fog, misty and murky, if you venture into the higher grounds. for northern scotland, chilly, warm nights to come. take a look at things in the morning, northern scotland, sunny spells, feeling quite pleasant into the afternoon, the cloudy zone, northern ireland, southern scotland, southern england, things will improve for some of us. south—east scotland, north—east england probably still quite damp and grisly. a few showers elsewhere, south of that, isolated one in england and wales, most of us will see sunshine, and it will turn out to be warmer. more blue sky, compared with today. scotland brightening up a bit. still quite dull and brightening up a bit. still quite dulland in brightening up a bit. still quite dull and in places damp, south—east scotland, the far north. that will hold the temperature down to 14 celsius in newcastle but look at this, more of england and wales
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warming up, mid 20s, near30 in the hotspots in southern england. heat and humidity is going to be a factor for the players at wimbledon over the next few days, there may be some interruption to talk about on thursday because this weather disturbance is coming our way. as it begins across southern england, there could be lightning in places even though by this stage there may not be too much in the way of rain. into thursday, parts of east wales and england could see intense thunderstorms. a bit of rain, northern ireland mainly dry, and temperatures, well, more of us in the warm, hot and humid a across a large part. northern ireland and scotla nd large part. northern ireland and scotland seen temperatures into the low 20s. weather disturbances on friday, still the odd shower around, still some heat for some of us, this system coming to the northwest for friday night, spinning south—east over the weekend. and it will be turning cooler and fresher. once
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again, we don't like the heat. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. north korea conducts another missile test. and russia and china respond as one and with urgency. translation: among our common foreign policy priorities is the resolution of the problem of the korean peninsula, to ensure lasting peace and stability in northeast asia. north korea now it says it can strike anywhere in the world. we'll assess that claim, the short version is that it can't. eu member states continue to disagree on how to deal with the migrant crisis with austria now ready to use its army to stop them coming in. there has been a major breakthrough in raqqa. groups fighting the
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