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hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source. president trump cancels next month's summit with the north korean leader because of what he calls kimjong un‘s hostility. earlier, north korea claimed it had destroyed part of its nuclear test site — donald trump said pyongyang needs to go much further. if and when kimjong—un if and when kim jong—un chooses to engage in constructive dialogue and actions, i am waiting. the missile that downed malaysia airlines flight mh17 belonged to a russian unit say dutch prosecutors, and was transported to ukraine from the russian city of kursk. and president trump's former right—hand—man steve bannon upsets martin luther king's daughter who sends out a strong—worded tweet. we have all the details. we start the programme with donald trump's dramatic
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cancellation of his upcoming nuclear summit with north korea. this is the moment he made the announcement at the white house. while many things can happen and a great opportunity lies ahead from a potentially, i believe that this is a tremendous setback for north korea andindeed a tremendous setback for north korea and indeed a setback for the world. i have spoken to general mattis and thejoint chiefs of staff and our military which is by far the most powerful anywhere in the world and has been greatly enhanced recently as you all know. is ready if necessary. likewise i have spoken to south korea and japan and they are not only ready, should foolish or reckless act be taken by north
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korea, but they are willing to shoulder much of the cost of any financial burden, any of the costs associated to my by the united states in operations if such an u nfortu nate states in operations if such an unfortunate situation is forced upon us. the meeting was officially cancelled via this letter, written by president trump, to the north korean leader kim jong—un. in which he says based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, i feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long—planned meeting. as the letter goes on the president strikes a more hostile tone, saying, you talk about nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that i pray to god they will never have to be used.
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the most recent statement referred to in the letter, came from the north korean vice foreign minister. it called the us vice president mike pence switch a political dummy, but perhaps more importantly it also said we can make the us taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined up to now. well today the us secretary of state mike pompeo, who met with kim jong un twice in recent months, was asked whether cancelling this meeting was the right thing to do. do you believe that somehow we are strengthened in this regard, or are we weakened as a result of walking away ourselves because of some statements? senator, i don't believe in that sense that we are in a position to believe there could be a successful outcome. that is what the president communicated pretty clearly in his letter. i can add to
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that over the past many days we have endeavored to do what we agreed to put teams together to begin to work to prepare for the summit. and we had received no response. we needed to test all the propositions and layout all the elements of what was ultimately to be decided in a way to find out what the north koreans were capable of. that has been done three times before in american history and kimjong—un times before in american history and kim jong—un possesses the most robust nuclear programme he has ever had. and as a result of canceling it he still possesses that. the cancellation has had a huge impact in south korea. it has been trying to thaw diplomatic relations with its neighbour. an emergency meeting has been called in seoul tomorrow morning. here's the editor of the bbc korean service, su min hwang. only two days ago the south korean
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president went to visit president trump in order to brief him about what they talked about with kim jong—un and just to get ready for the upcoming summit. the two days afterwards we have this announcement at the talk of the cancelled. the blue house from south korea is reacting with a sense of shock and disbelief. they have said that they need to be urging the direct talks between the us and north korea and said that the denuclearization is important. when you are looking at who is potentially to blame, because we had done it was going really well and in theory going really well, we had the 12th ofjune a meeting in singapore. the date and the place. we did not have an understanding or a clear understanding of what was going to be achieved. what it really meant? actually, this is a very
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coveted story and i don't think there is just one coveted story and i don't think there isjust one party coveted story and i don't think there is just one party to coveted story and i don't think there isjust one party to be blamed for this talk falling through. very recently the animosity between north korea and the us has been building up korea and the us has been building up slowly. north korea has expressed the anger towards america comparing olivia to north korea. any response to that north korea has called mike pence ignorant and stupid. the usa has always maintained the maximum pressure strategy even throughout this piece talk period. so i think the two countries fundamentally come down to the differences of understanding of what denuclearization of the korean peninsula or even for north korea would mean. what this has proven is that a lot of the sceptics have been very worried about the summit and whether the summit would even go ahead because they thought that president trump had come to the
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dialogue table way too hastily. he agreed to the invitation very hastily. the question was whether the countries have the expertise and the countries have the expertise and the preparation time enough to come to the agreement. well that's the korean perspective, here's gary o'donoghue for the view from washington. what are we hearing now? we have just had a briefing from a senior administration officialjust just had a briefing from a senior administration official just a just had a briefing from a senior administration officialjust a few moments ago and they are attempting to get some background and explanation as to why this whole process broke down. they had two main points, really, they said the north koreans has shown a lack of judgement and what they described as a trail of broken promises over the last few weeks and ever since the beginning of march president trump agreed to the idea of a summit. they
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gave examples that for example last week some senior administration officials went to singapore and did in agreement with the north koreans to do the work there. it seems the north koreans did not show up. we waited, we waited and they stood us up waited, we waited and they stood us up in the words of this administration. that was one of bone of contention and of course there's also the issue of the insults that have been hurled at mike pence, the vice president. he didn't like that very much. they also point out that when he went to north korea they say the north koreans made it clear to them that they understood the need for military exercises between the us and south korea and that that had been another broken promise in the sense that last week they had gotten very upset about the exercises taking place and had cancelled a summit with the south. he was asked what would take it and what would it
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ta ke to what would take it and what would it take to get this back on track. he said in sense to stop doing everything they had been doing. there's a big impasse here at the moment. we also learned about this extraordinary letter the president wrote to kim jong—un this morning. it turns out he dictated it according to this official, every word of it. he had been briefed last night and decided to sleep on the decision and came out this morning, dictated the letter and made his announcement in that way. you can see from the us point of view there has been a piling up of problems over the last few weeks. some rhetorical and some practical. some about the issue based questions around what enough koreans were prepared to put on the table. it is up prepared to put on the table. it is up to the point with the imagination believing it's not worth the candle at this stage taking a chance, heading off to singapore and coming back empty—handed because that would bea
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back empty—handed because that would be a bit ofa back empty—handed because that would be a bit of a humiliation. well that's the korean perspective, here's gary o'donoghue for the view from washington. they are speaking about the capabilities and that is on our website. in the past few moments the russian president vladimir putin has said he does not recognise new findings announced by international prosecutors in the netherlands, who say they've managed to trace the missile that brought down the malaysian airlines mh17 flight over eastern ukraine in 2014. the missile, they say, can be traced to a specific russian army brigade. here he is speaking just now. translation: right from the outside we have suggested that we were together from the investigation of this tragedy. but to our great surprise we this tragedy. but to our great surprise we were this tragedy. but to our great surprise we were not part of the investigation. ukraine is part of
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the investigation, and that is despite the fact that ukraine violate international laws they did not close the airspace over the area where fighting was ongoing. and the ukraine is part of the investigation while russia is not. president putin was responding to the prosecutors' claims that they had hard evidence proving that the missile came from a russian army battalion stationed in eastern ukraine. here's the chief of the dutch national crime squad. let's listen to the chief of the dutch national crime spot giving us more details. translation: we are convinced our findings confirm the conclusion that the missile used originated from the 53rd brigade of the russian federation. the plane was brought down over territory in eastern ukraine held by russian—backed rebels. but russia itself denies any involvement. it crashed here, near the village of hrabove in the donetsk region. all of the 298 passengers onboard the boeing 777
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were killed injuly 2014, including 28—year—old liam sweeney from newcastle in the north of england. his father barry is one of those still looking for answers. here he is speaking today. it has been very, very tough. there will always be tough. i try to be positive and proactive about everything because it keeps his name going. i think it's four years on the 17th ofjuly going. i think it's four years on the 17th of july and going. i think it's four years on the 17th ofjuly and it still feels as though it was yesterday. i still go through that they may not know what happened. bill way we can move forward as a family is to find out why it happened, because nobody has ever told us why. his father still looking for answers
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as many of the victims families are. members of this multinational investigation team used a series of photographs and videos as evidence to support their conclusions. most of these were taken from social media. they were able to highlight the markers that said allow them to link the exact launch are involved to the missile. the serial number on the casing showed it was a nine m 38 series made in russia. they appealed any members of staff from the 53rd brigade of the russian federation army. any of their family members or friends to come forward, the boeing 777 was shot out of the sky over eastern ukraine. they followed the trajectory of the trailer across the russian border into the field in ukraine. it was controlled by russian backed rebels at the time.
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they had earlier identified 100 persons of interest. today they said they had been able to narrow that down to a few dozen, but he stopped short of identifying any suspects forfear short of identifying any suspects for fear ofjeopardising any short of identifying any suspects for fear of jeopardising any future prosecution. any future trial would be conducted here in the netherlands because russia blocked an international tribunal saying that it could publicise the disaster, and evenif it could publicise the disaster, and even if the suspects are not handed over by the country they are currently residing in the trials could take place in absentia. in other words without them being present in court. do stay with us here on outside source. he's upset martin luther king public daughter who sent out a strongly worded tweet. we will have all the details. ulster bank in northern ireland
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has revealed its latest design of bank notes, and it's a radical change in direction, as julian o'neill explains. a new bank note but a different way around. it'sjoined a new bank note but a different way around. it's joined by a new bank note but a different way around. it'sjoined by printed in a portrait or a bright format. the five and ten pounds notes would put it as five and ten pounds notes would put itasa five and ten pounds notes would put it as a collation in northern ireland next year by ulster bank which is part of rbs. all four of northern ireland public banks can and have been printing their own money for a long time. it's a tradition that dates back to the 19th century but this design tweak ta kes 19th century but this design tweak takes things in a whole new direction. when the bank of england switched to polymer currency it sticks to more traditional designs. what they are doing is different but not unique. as switzerland and canada are among countries with vertical notes. the sterling
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banknotes are accepted in the rest of the uk, but it can sometimes take a bit of persuasion. that challenge mightjust have a new dimension. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is. president trump has called off next month's planned summit with the north korean leader kim jong—un, hours after pyongyang said it had destroyed its main nuclear test site. let's ta ke let's take a look at what else we're looking at here in the bbc. hundreds of university students have taken to the streets again in senegal after a colleague was killed earlier this month. he died after a policeman opened fire at a protest over the non payment of grants. hollywood actor morgan freeman has apologised after eight women made allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour against the star. in a statement, mr freeman said he never intended to make anyone feel uneasy, and he apologised to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected by his actions. world service. scientists have discovered three
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vast canyons in one of the last places to be explored on earth — beneath the ice at the south pole. the researchers used radars mounted on planes to discover the troughs, which run for hundreds of kilometres but aren't visible at the snowy surface of antarctica. more on that at bbc.com we mentioned the nfl briefly last night, and its decision to fine clubs if players kneel during the us national anthem. well today president trump gave his reaction to fox and friends. i think it's good. you have to stand proudly for the national anthem. or used to be plain to me should not be there. maybe you should not be in there. maybe you should not be in the country. you have to stand proudly for the national anthem and the nfl understood the right thing
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if that is what they have done. washington last autumn the president called on protesting players to be fired, now is he really suggesting that any kneeling players shouldn't be in the country? i think that probably was another famous donald trump off the cuff remark. i was at that rally in alabama last year were you first started talking about the nfl and calling a players esso bees who should be fired. he has a way of riffing about these things. that was a similar situation but to suggest that protesters who were the descendents of slaves brought into the country unwillingly should leave the country unwillingly should leave the country unwillingly should leave the country if they don't stand for the country if they don't stand for the national anthem i think that is going to be considered controversial by any number of his critics. don't go away. and president trump's former right—hand—man steve bannon has upset martin luther king's daughter. here's why. donald trump as the lowest black
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unemployment in history. donald trump is the lowest hispanic on appointment in 25 years. if you like the policies of donald trump, 0k, anybody, martin luther king would be proud of him. what he has done for the communities for jobs. proud of him. what he has done for the communities forjobs. he think martin luther king would be proud of donald trump? that was the lowest on of them in recorded history. we get the unemployed that we had in the black community five years ago. you don't think he would sit there and go yes, you're putting black men and women to work? the lowest employment we have in history. steve bannon was speaking to my colleague emily maitliss and you can hear her questioning bannon‘s claim. and martin luther king's daughter, bernice king has responded strongly on twitter. steve bannon has dangerously and erroneously co—opted my father's name. bannon‘s assertion that my father would be proud of donald trump wholly ignores daddy's commitment to people of all races and nationalities, being treated
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with dignity and respect. bernice king there speaking. reacting strongly on twitter. let's go back to anthony who is monitoring all of this for us. again, obviously there is upset there bernice king. how can steve bannon get it so wrong? i think you have heard that claim from donald trump before about lack unemployment during the in history and mind you, and it's only been measured for about 50 or 60 yea rs, been measured for about 50 or 60 years, and it was trending downward throughout much of barack obama's presidency. the trajectory of black unemployment was dropping for years now before donald trump became president. reached its lowest point and has taped up a little bit. steve bannon was hanging his hat purely on the unemployment number would obviously bernice king was referencing his other rhetoric and
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questioning whether you have to analyse whether her father would support donald trump based more on just on employment. he had to consider rhetoric as well as larger policies. not surprisingly she pushed back very protective of her, martin luther king's legacy when it comes from someone martin luther king's legacy when it comes from someone like steve bannon. thank you for putting it into perspective for us. there in washington. staying with donald trump — there are reports he may impose new massive tariffs on car imports. there's been reaction from republican politicians such as orrin hatch who chairs the influential senate finance committee. instead of taking from the pocketbooks of hardworking americans, i urge the administration to remain focused on addressing china's trade practices. and there's been similar disdain from politcians around the world. if they would unilaterally raise car
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karros, for instance, it obviously would be against the wto and it's very difficult to imagine creating any sort of trend and a threat to the national security. it's very difficult to understand. not very happy about that. joe miller is in new york for us. what would the impact be? the impact would be very significant. about half of all cars coming into the us are imported. or that are bought in the us are imported. the clip playing a moment ago about the eu being dumbfounded is reflect about what a lot of people but that reaction is to this. what makes this so reaction is to this. what makes this so strange is that unlike donald trump's position on tariffs and steel and aluminium which came after
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those industries have been calling for it for years, no one has been calling for a tariff on imported cars. not even american car—makers. no one has asked for protection for the car industry. only the trump administration that thinks there is administration that thinks there is a need to restrict the flow of german, japanese, canadian, and mexican cards into america. the other thing that is extruded or is itan other thing that is extruded or is it an attempt to use the national security legislation that led to the aluminium tariffs to put a tariff on imported cars while the case for putting tariffs on steel and aluminium is quite easy to make because it's used in defence products, the case for national security concerns for imported cars that regular people drive on regular roads is much, much harder to make. this is really baffling and a lot of people across america and not least those republican senators you mentioned earlier. things are into context. this is one of the self—driving cars that uber, like several other companies, has been
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testing in america. and this is one of them being examined by investigators after it hit and killed a pedestrian in arizona in march. now those investigators have concluded the computers failed to spot her in time to stop the accident even though there was nothing wrong with the system. it raises questions about the safety of the technology as our transport correspondent victoria fritz explains. they recognised someone or something on the road six seconds, 60 seconds before they hit. they were travelling of 43 mph. that was you we re travelling of 43 mph. that was you were me driving that car we would recognise something and might decide to change the course of the car or might decide to start breaking. the car infact might decide to start breaking. the car in fact never recognised a pedestrian on the road. they recognised some short of shape was not until1.3 recognised some short of shape was not until 1.3 seconds before the
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collision that they recognised the shape of the bicycle that she was travelling along the roadway. they didn't even recognise her at all. not only did not say you two emergency brake, he did not alert the driver either. we look at the videos of the safety driver in the car she's looking repeatedly at the internal interface in the car trying to work out what is going to happen to work out what is going to happen to know what is this going to kick in and she did not break until she had already hit the road. yes they are not going to be testing in arizona anymore where this happened but still in pittsburgh and san francisco. they're but still in pittsburgh and san francisco. they‘ re looking but still in pittsburgh and san francisco. they're looking to try and do more but it's going to be interesting to see whether these findings will make any difference to some of their headway that uber has made in the stock trading technology front. i will be back shortly with the next pa rt i will be back shortly with the next part of outside source. hello, we saw in north and south
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divide across the country today. may know that areas, skeleton of the island in england. unbroken sunshine in places like this photo of cumbria suggests. a muggy and humid fields of things others places like in hastings and east sussex. responsible for the cloudy and wet weather across the south will continue to move north and so the this evening overnight. could see the downpours and places and will feel warm and muggy. but the largely dry with clear skies. as we head into friday we have still got this weather front travelling through social parts of the country. they cloudy start friday, i think, outbreaks of pretty heavy rain through the midlands and parts of wales and northern and eastern england. you can see where that downpour will be during the course of friday morning. for the south dryer and we will see sunshine appearing as the morning wears on.
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far north of england scotland and other island and a nice dry style here with sunshine away from the coasts which will start rather grey and misty. the clatter crust the areas that should burn back to the coast as the day wears on. much of scotla nd coast as the day wears on. much of scotland and northern ireland should stay dry. pretty wet through the parts of england and towards wales. across the southeast and the sunshine comes out through the afternoon the temperatures rise and we could see some home—grown heavy showers or thunderstorms. on it's a friday night it stays pretty damned through central portions of the country and we start to see another thundery plume move—in. elsewhere to start the bank holiday weekend lots of sunshine, that warmer as well. 2a and 25 celsius. sunday but more severe and we start importing some
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pretty intense showers and thunderstorms across southern and southwestern parts of england and wales and will feel quite warm and muggy. temperatures in the upper 20s celsius where as for the north and east it will be dry for sunshine. there will be plenty of sunshine around but one and muggy throughout the south. hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source, and these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom president trump cancels next month's summit with the north korean leader because of what he calls kimjong un's hostility. earlier, north korea claimed it had destroyed part of its nuclear test site, donald trump said pyongyang needs to go much further. if and when kim jong—un chooses to engage in constructive dialogue and actions, iam waiting. the missile that downed malaysia airlines flight mh17 belonged to a russian unit say dutch prosecutors, and was transported to ukraine from the russian city of kursk. every day outside source features bbc journalists working
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in over 30 languages. your questions are always welcome. #bbcos is the hashtag we start the programme with the dramatic development that donald trump has cancelled the upcoming nuclear summit with north korea. here he is making the announcement at the white house. i have decided to terminate the planned summit in singapore on june 12th. while many things can happen and a great opportunity lies ahead potentially, i believe that this is a tremendous setback for north korea and indeed a setback for the world. i've spoken to general mattis, and the joint chiefs of staff and our
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military which is by far the most powerful anywhere in the world. that has been greatly enhanced recently, as you all know, is ready if necessary. likewise, i have spoken to south korea and japan, and they are not only ready, should foolish or reckless acts be taken, by north korea. but they're willing to shoulder much of the cost, of any financial burden, any of the costs associated, by the united states in operations if such an unfortunate situation is forced upon us. hopefully, positive things will be taking place with respect to the future of north korea.
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the day had actually started on a positive note, with news that tunnels leading into this nuclear testing facility in pung—gay—ree, had been destroyed. their destruction had been one of north korea's pledge's in the run up to the nuclear summit. ben tracy from cbs news was at the detonation. having just left north korea's maine nuclear test site. we are on the test site for nine hours, and after reporting on this for so long. they brought a small number of media there for very specific purpose they wa nted there for very specific purpose they wanted to show that they were decommissioning, destroying this nuclear test site, they blew up the three remaining test tunnels. they claim that does make of those titles
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we re claim that does make of those titles were still usable and could've conducted more test there. but they blew them up. we are able to walk right up to them, but that the explosives inside, and they blew them up. they told us to walk back up them up. they told us to walk back up towards the tunnels to see it in person to bear by that it had indeed been close. but we are journalists, not nuclear experts. there were no outside experts there, to clarify that north korea had actually closed on the site. and they're wondering if there went to allow, people in to verify that. no experts, justjournalists. as you can imagine, lots of differing views on the cancelling of the summit. this is marco rubio, republican senator. withdrawing from talks with #nkorea is 100% the right decision. #kju doesn't want a deal.
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he has deliberately sabotaged the talks over the last two weeks & was setting us up to take the blame. but on the other side, here's vox, why did anybody ever take trump's north korea diplomacy seriously? joining me now is soo—jin park, a public policy fellow at the woodrow wilson center, she is also former deputy spokesperson for south korea's ministry of unification is there is there a way forward for more talks, or is this the end? what does this tell us about both country's as the saying goes, were cautiously optimistic about the prospects of the summit taking place. but it certainly wasn't a surprise —— was a
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surprise, and meeting with president moon that this could go well. and the summit is cancelled. but it was interesting to see the dynamics of north korea, because up until now, we always saw north korea making these last minute cancellations in a show, but now, north korea is on the receiving end of this tactic that they have not experienced before from another party. so it remains to be seen how north korea reacts to this move, but given that this comes hours after north korea blew up its nuclear site, and also after a show of goodwill by releasing its us detainees before, it's likely that north korea will respond in a very angry note. that it was potentially not necessary as part of north korea's nuclear ambitions. but more details about that? if there had
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been a neat, scientist are inspectors at the site, we would have been able to verify more. but from the observations of the satellites and also the alice's outside, the claim was not the whole site was unusable. although there has been suspicion that it was not com pletely has been suspicion that it was not completely usable, there was a site that could still be used and intact, so that could still be used and intact, so this actually, whether or not we believe it was a sign of goodwill, or good faith, from north korea that it wanted to show that it was a first move measure that they were willing to take, should the talks go on. by mac is a positive note. but
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in terms of their reaction to how naive was it for the administration to even bring that up? well, it certainly did a very negative impact on north korea, because it's utmost concern is its security. and bringing up the libya model co nsta ntly, bringing up the libya model constantly, especially at a very high level of national security adviser, and most recently, the vice president, even after north korea strongly voiced its concern that, if this keeps going on, we will have to reconsider the talks. and the fact that he said that it's a matter of fa ct, that he said that it's a matter of fact, not a threat when vice president, said that. it was kind of the last sign that north korea may not be able to strike a deal that
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they were interested in. an investigation's been launched into how a hoax russian prank caller was able to get through to the british foreign secretary, borisjohnson. the caller was pretending to be this man, the new prime minister of armenia nikol pashinyan. the uk government believes the kremlin was behind the call. during the conversation mrjohnson talked about relations with russia and the nerve agent attack in salisbury. let's have a listen. as you know, i have a meeting with president putin in sochi. i need to be prepared. i hope he will not poison me with nerve shock. well it's very important, i think, prime minister, that we don't have a new cold war. don't forget you can get much more detail on our top stories
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on our web site. there is full coverage online, you can download our app, or go to our website, that's bbc.com/news now to a very disturbing allegation being made by amnesty international. in this new report, the rights group has claimed the nigerian military have been sexually abusing women and girls seeking refuge from boko haram militants. amnesty say this took place in camps for displaced people in borno state, in the north east of the country. here is one of the victims telling amnesty what happened to her. you will see a soldier with food in his hand, and says if you like me,
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ta ke his hand, and says if you like me, take this food. those that come with us. take this food. those that come with us. and we would think of our children crying for food. if you accept the food, he would have intercourse with you. if you did not, he would use force to repeat. if you did not, he would use force to. here's the nigerian army response. that is a malicious force. i want you to know that, in 2015, when the present government took over. the president covered these allegations we're on and the committee was set up to investigate. the military cannot sit down and say, in oppression like that, there have not been infractions. when there are infractions, we take steps to correct them. people involved are punished. the military has been battling the insurgents in this area since 2009. more than 30,000 people have been
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killed in the conflict, and about 1.8 million people have fled their homes. earlier i spoke to mayenijones in lagos. many of them have fled boko haram in north eastern nigera. they say that they moved to two camps internally displaced with their where they were separated from their husbands, who were expected of being members of boko haram, and they ended up in very appalling conditions in the camp, they describe starvation conditions. and they alleged members of the military and the task force used tactics of coersion using food and promises of humanitarian assistance to coerce them to enter in relationships. and nine women allege that they were raped by the military personnel. nigeria's military has denied these accusations they described them as malicious and false. yes, indeed. they issued a statement a few hours ago, they said
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that this is part of a pattern on amnesty international, putting out reports smearing the nigerian military. they say this is very demoralising for the military and he urged them to work with them as opposed to against them. and of course, we are dealing a sense of deja vu in terms of these kinds of accusations. back in october two dozen 16, they released another report claiming that 43 women had been violated by members of personnel, the government was very members of personnel, the government was very swift, the president urged local authorities to investigate the allegation. subsequently, 100 keynote officers were sent, and also ten officials were arrested. but since then, no arrests have been made, the vice president also commissioned a report against alleged human rights abuses, in
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february, unfortunately they have not been made public. thanks, for monitoring that. breaking news. a law enforcement source confirms that hollywood producer harvey weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities tomorrow morning. on charges in connection with the manhattan da investigation into allegations of sex abuse. he has been hit with numerous allegations, such as rape and sexual assault. he faces arrest on friday, following bad investigation. we will continue to monitor that. let's turn now to the ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo. the pink areas on this map, which was provided by the european commission,
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shows the affected area. as we've mentioned before, what's worrying health—care professionals is the fact the virus seems to be spreading to the city of mbandaka. to give you a quick idea ofjust one of the challenges, isolation is the main way to keep the disease under control. but as science journalist ed yong points out. three patients with ebola recently left an isolation ward. i think it's important to understand how odd the concept of isolation is when congolese people are sick. families will camp out at hospitals to directly care for their loved ones. here's anne soy with more on the challenges the outbreak presents to the drc. bush meat is a delicacy here. but it
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is feared that some of the creatures hunted for food, host of the virus. and i am an avid fan, i have never become ill from eating it. i unit ever since i was young, and i cannot get enough of it. that is the researcher who identified ebola in 1976, he has dealt with every outbreak since. he says that bush meat may cause the first infection, but the bigger risk is the person—to—person transmission. and they're prepared to stop it. we have they're prepared to stop it. we have the same skill to deal with this before it becomes a humanitarian
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crisis, like the one in west africa. and the republic of congo, nine outbreaks, including the current one, have occurred over the course of 40 is a stop in the worst case, 280 people died. that level of experience has come in handy now. we we re experience has come in handy now. we were positively surprised that in most of the areas that we visited, at least they have a response plan. they have a response canadian. now, what needs to be provided is the logistics support. most of the supplies had to be flown to the areas. the transport challenges may be another reason why previous outbreaks did not spread far. but a growing population living in congested places, brings new challenges. the country may be so experienced with dealing with
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outbreaks of ebola, but here is a real worry that if it gets here, it will become more difficult to control. we are already a city that is up north across this river, this port city is on high alert. there are better ways now to temper the disease. patients are being isolated and treated in the centres. the health workers are getting vaccinated. there is hope that this can be brought under control. british authorities say there has been a significant rise in sextortion, that's when people are blackmailed after being tricked into performing sex acts online, while being secretly recorded by gangs. bbc newsbeat‘s dan whitworth explains. this crime can be extremely vicious
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and particularly brutal on the victims. because what we're talking about is the fact that organised organised crime gangs, based in places like the philippines, like ivory coast, and morocco. the essentially trick their distance and the getting —— trick their victims and persuade them to get intimate and persuade them to get intimate and the trick them into performing these intimate sexual acts on a camera while being recorded. this graph shows the rise in cases reported to the police, from 428 in 2015, up to 1304 in 2017. newsbeat spoke to some victims. here is one man's experiences. what happened was, the screen i was
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looking like, flipped and i was watching myself back on a short loop. i know this kind of thing happened but, i just loop. i know this kind of thing happened but, ijust never expected it to happen to me. they said they wa nted it to happen to me. they said they wanted 600 quaid are we going to share to store your friends and family. it felt more real thanjust a scammer canmore charter puma. at that point he became serious. i said ican that point he became serious. i said i can pay £600, i have not had 600 for a long time and there's no way appealed to get that for you, unless ifind 500. no, appealed to get that for you, unless i find 500. no, not appealed to get that for you, unless ifind 500. no, not doing appealed to get that for you, unless i find 500. no, not doing that either. the most i will give you is £150. and they gave me my name and the country, but then, they did ask
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for the same but ask for more on the second occasion. and that his candid amateur video. since then, second occasion. and that his candid amateurvideo. since then, i've second occasion. and that his candid amateur video. since then, i've been really struggling for money trying to get rid of... most victims of this crime are young men. and the fear of the consequences of not being able to pay the blackmailers can a tragic impact. ron reily‘s nephew took his own life, after he fell victim to one of these gangs. here he is speaking to my colleagues on the victoria derbyshire programme. he was on the internet, spidey was speaking to a 17—year—old girl, and it turned out to be a gang in the philippines, they basically took pictures of daniel and threatened to send them to his family. and try to
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extort him for money. and then daniel, didn't pay them, they basically told david to go kill himself. because there went to send them to everybody. so there are very tragic consequences. but with many of these gangs operating around the world, it is difficult to stop the spread of the problem. the national crime agency here in the uk is working to prevent this. roy sinclair works for the anti—kidnap and extortion unit. there is help and support available, where doing work currently in the philippines now with law—enforcement there. and they're agreeing to get involved with us and assist and do their own prosecution around these gangs. we've done work in morocco as well which has a reduction in offenders, because of significant arrests in organised crime rings over there. so the work is taking place overseas. but we just need the victims to come forward, which we understand is a difficult thing to do. but with their information, we can pass it onto foreign law enforcement and get these people prosecuted. the island chain of socotra is known as the galapagos of the indian ocean for its rich and endemic ecosystem.
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but it's just been devastated by powerful cyclone. socotra is part of yemen which is embroiled in a lengthy civil war. socotra's four islands haven't been directly affected by the fighting on the mainland but the government has now declared it a disaster zone because of cyclone mekunu you see here. these are the latest pictures from socotra. cyclone mekunu struck the archipelago on wednesday night. at least 17 people are missing and hundreds fled their homes because of flood waters. socotra is a unesco world heritage site with unique plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet. it's too early to assess the damage the cyclone has inflicted to the ecosystem. let me show you one of socotra's most iconic native species, the blood dragon tree.
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it's a striking, umbrella—shaped tree with a thick trunk. earlier i spoke to ben rich from the bbc weather centre, and he explained just how powerful this cyclone is. it's been called very severe cyclone storm, its the department is looking after that and they think it's going to be upgraded into a severe as storm before it makes landfall. it is moving towards the border between yemen and oman, and expected to make la ndfall yemen and oman, and expected to make landfall there early saturday. when he gets there, it's going to bring water to 60 —— 160 to 170 kph costs. and it is really unusual to get a storm that powerful and is part of the world. it is not the first time that this is happened here. no,? we
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had a storm that goes into somalia, it is unusual to get them with the severity and also to get two in such quick succession. from the whole particularly across southern parts of the uk. but the best of the sunshine will be across the north and much like yesterday, northern ireland has been seeing the best sunshine and areas of high pressure. working its way north, a lot of cloud, across southern areas in outbreaks. this is what i'm talking about, very slowly moving northwards as the hinted friday as well. so we won't spoil things for friday, starting off rather cloudy, it pretty heavy thunder ran across
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northern parts of wales, but in scotla nd northern parts of wales, but in scotland and northern ireland, the pressures going to be fine and largely dry. plenty of sunshine, cool in grey along the coastal areas. but across the southeast, given some sunshine in the afternoon, it could turn humid and beauty geek it's an isolated thundershowers in the afternoon. the pressure shards, —— charts, moving to the south, this is where some others as we move into saturday and sunday. we could see showers and thunderstorms affecting southwestern portions of the country and to wales, maybe as far as northern ireland. but plenty of sunshine and it is good to feel warm across the coastal areas, reaching the mid 20s celsius. this thunder below, heads northwards, destabilise the air here, so we could see some intense showers and thunderstorms. a bit of
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uncertainty to where it these, to become and across several counties into the west, maybe far north as northern ireland. some intense one with torrential downpours, stay tuned for this. from monday then, it is looking at this stage like it's going to be murky to start in the southern areas, through the day there could be a shower or thunderstorm breaking out anywhere, but i think southern and western parts, it'll be even warmer for the bank holiday monday, 28 celsius, somewhere bank holiday monday, 28 celsius, somewhere across bank holiday monday, 28 celsius, somewhere across central southern england in particular. on that monday, we will see very slack airflow, winds will remain light, and it could be fairly murky, there will be some warm spells, but i could set up showers and
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thunderstorms pretty much anywhere, but at this stage, it could look warm and 24, maybe 25 celsius. beyond tuesday, for the rest of the week, it looks like that sundry low will push out into the atlantic, and stick summer to the southwest of the uk. and what that would do is continue to drop some very warm and murky airoff the continue to drop some very warm and murky air off the continent. so we will remain in the yellow norge colours, meaning he will be quite warm. trancelike airflow so we could see some further showers and storms. so the main message for next week is, it's been staying pretty warm across the southern areas, but sunny spells around but some amounts of cloud and there will be more showers and thunderstorms, some of them to be quite intense. but, stay tuned to the weather forecast. tonight at ten — the much anticipated summit between president trump and north korea's kimjong—un has been cancelled, raising tensions
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on the korean peninsula. both men were due to hold talks on june 12th in singapore, to end the north's nuclear programme, in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. the news comes on the day pyongyang claimed it had destroyed part of a nuclear testing site. if and when kim jong—un chooses to engage in constructive dialogue and actions, iam waiting. so what does the cancellation of the summit mean for north korea's nuclear programme? we'll be live in washington and seoul. also tonight. two men have beenjailed for life for the murder of four children, killed in an arson attack in greater manchester. i was a nanna of 11, now i am a nanna of seven. we will never again hear their voices shouting
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