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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: paul manafort, the former campaign manager for donald trump, is accused of trying to tamper with potential witnesses. at least 65 are killed, dozens missing, millions affected, as a volcano erupts in guatemala. the flows are so rapid people are buried before they can run. jordan's prime minister resigns amid protests against high food and fuel prices and plans to raise taxes. the former north korean spies hoping next week's singapore summit will allow them to go home. some have spent decades in jail in the south. hello. this is breaking in the past
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hour or so. you are special counsel, rob miller, is accused paul manafort of trying to tamper with potential witnesses and applied to have into custody. he is looking into allegations of some in mr trump's presidential campaign colluded with russia. this accusation relates to attacks and lobbying against paul manafort. we go north to allah —— north america correspondent, peter bowes. mr manafort, at the moment, is free, but robert mueller now want and taken into custody. yes. he has been free ever since he was charged. it has emerged that the fbi has documents that state that two people, to potential witnesses, say they were approached by mr manafort and that he allegedly used his cellphone, encrypted messages to get
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in touch with these people, potential witnesses, essentially to influence what they would say at trial about him relating to these charges. as you say, this is likely, it is quite possible that a court will now take two courses of action, either review the conditions and perhaps make those conditions more stringent, that he continued to be free, essentially on bail before his trial, or essentially revoked his freedom completely, in which case he would go to jail pending his trial. paul manafort‘s charged with conspiring to launder money and submitting false information to obtaina submitting false information to obtain a mortgage. mr mueller looking into allegations that some in the donald trump campaign conspired with russia to get mr trump elected. these two not officially connected, but there is a suspicion that a lot of the case against mr manafort is to try to get
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him to give evidence perhaps mr trump, certainly against others in the trump campaign. yes. these charges specifically don't relate to activity related to the campaign and he was the campaign manager during the 2016 election. he was employed in the march of that year. his job was to run the convention, the republican convention that year. in fa ct, republican convention that year. in fact, donald trump has been at pains in recent weeks to distance himself from paul manafort, stressing he was only with the campaign for a short period of time and that he was not aware of the fbi investigation against him going back several yea rs. clearly very against him going back several years. clearly very serious charges. he is the most senior person related to the donald trump election campaign to face charges of this nature and, as we now know, there are other people as well. peter, thank you very much indeed for that.
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guatemala's deadliest volcanic eruption in more than a century has left at least 62 people dead and dozens more missing. the volcano known as fuego, which means simply "fire", erupted for more than 16 hours on sunday. on monday again it sent a torrent of superheated rock, ash and mud speeding down its slopes at up to 100 kilometres an hour. the volcano is about a0 kilometres south—west of the capital, guatemala city. from there aleem maqbool reports. as spectacular and dramatic as it was destructive and deadly. in its most violent eruption in decades, the volcan de fuego, volcano of fire, exploded in a massive shower of molten rock and ash. the plumes rose several miles into the air. in one village, fascination with what was going on quickly turned to terror, as hot ash shot towards onlookers. fast—moving rivers of burning mud and debris spread chaos. in the panic, family members were split up,
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children separated from their parents, and many are still missing. translation: i only managed to find two children alive last night. my two daughters, grandson and my son are missing, together with my entire family. and entire villages were blanketed in a suffocating layer of hot ash. it is clear many stood little chance of getting away. those who did have been left shell—shocked. next to bodies of people who died in the village of el rodeo, an elderly man sits. "look at the state i'm in," he says. recovery workers continue to look for survivors or for more bodies, but they do that in the shadow of a volcano that could erupt again at any time. translation: the challenge we've faced is that the volcano has been active, and also the difficulty of working with this kind of material, which is extremely hot.
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many rescuers reported their shoes melted into the ground as they worked. three days of mourning have been declared for all those who have been killed, those whose bodies have been recovered, and those who have yet to be found. but all the time, there's still this sense, this fear, that more is yet to come. there have been subsequent explosions, and there's even been an earthquake just off guatemala in recent hours, as well, and that's why people are still reeling from that huge, major eruption. this was always known to be an active volcano, but an eruption as big as this, that has claimed so many lives, was beyond living memory. now, a new generation knows the horrors of what the volcano of fire can bring. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in guatemala. people injordan have taken to the streets for a fifth consecutive night, in the biggest protests the country has seen for years. there were scuffles between police and demonstrators, who are angry
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about planned austerity measures. the draft bill to increase income tax has sparked the wave of unrest in a traditionally stable part of the arab world. lebo diseko has more. they had said they would continue, and they did. protesters on the streets of amman for a fifth night ina row, streets of amman for a fifth night in a row, angry over plan to tax increases and price rises. even the forced resignation of the former prime minister did not calm their angen prime minister did not calm their anger, he was summoned by the king on monday and told to stand down. in his place, oma al—assad, the former education minister. what hasn't changed is the planned austerity measures which the government wants to bring in in return for an imf loan. demonstrators say they will keep holding rallies like this until both players are scrapped, arguing they will hit the poorest hardest. like every other week they do
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something new, they raise their prices, they raise the prices of the electricity or the petrol, or anything. it is very unjustly people. we have one of the highest numbers of syrian refugees in a country that barely had the ability to accommodate these huge numbers. and we need aid in order to provide the necessary services. the demonstrators say this is about addressing economic inequality. and daughter's government says it will respect the demands of its people. —— jordan's usman. but respect the demands of its people. ——jordan‘s usman. but balancing nose and satisfying the imf, might prove quite a challenge —— doz. this in the wake of resin trump's decision to pull out of the
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international deal, supposed to limit in—run‘s nuclear programme. the ayatollah has outlined what will happen if the nuclear dealfalls apart completely. translation: i have ordered a rum's atomic energy agency to prepare to increase uranium enrichment in the framework of the nuclear deal. and for preliminary preparations to be ready as soon as possible. once the president has made the order can be started from tomorrow. he also warned european leaders they will not tolerate being forced to limit the nuclear programme of having to deal with us sanctions. translation: some europeans are talking about both the run coping with the sanctions and limiting ad offe nsiveness with the sanctions and limiting ad offensiveness programme, which is essential for the future of the country. i'm telling the european governments that this will never come true —— iran. the catalogue of problems which led to grenfell tower in west london being engulfed in flames has been revealed at the official start of the public inquiry.
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one official report, presented at the inquiry, said the fire brigade's policy of telling people to stay in their homes had effectively failed. another said the tower‘s cladding didn't meet building regulations and was incorrectly installed. 72 people died in the blaze, nearly a year ago. lucy manning's report contains images from the night, which were shown at the inquiry — you may find some distressing. asleep in the safety of their homes, but this building was a deathtrap, a majorfire hazard. devastating details revealed to the inquiry how grenfell was covered in material that would burn easily, that wasn't properly tested, and how, once covered in flames, the fire brigade's strategy telling residents to stay in theirflats failed. the burnt—out kitchen of flat 16 on the fourth floor, where the fire started, and then spread. the 999 call from the resident who escaped from here, heard for the first time. videos played to the inquiry showed just how quickly the fire spread up and across.
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at first, it is just on the fourth floor. 20 minutes after the 999 call, it is up the side of the building. my yard, that's my yard. it's in my yard. half an hour after it started, it reached the top of the tower, when the inquiry‘s experts said the fire brigade's "stay put" advice failed. the fundamental question which lies at the heart of our work is how, in london, in 2017, a domestic fire developed so quickly and so catastrophically that an entire high—rise block was engulfed. the inquiry‘s experts found the main
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cause of the fire spreading was the cladding, which was flammable and hadn't been properly tested. new windows had been installed, also made of material that burnt easily, and new fire doors had been put in that weren't fire—compliant. the bereaved have told the inquiry many more would have survived if the fire brigade hadn't told families to stay in their flats for so long. the inquiry‘s report said this stay—put advice effectively failed at 1:26am in the morning, but it continued even though a major incident was declared at 2:06am. the advice to stay put was eventually dropped at 2:47am, nearly two hours into the fire. it's clear to see that at 1:14am that the building is done. it's clearly spreading fast, the fire is uncontrollable, people need to get out. we have to ask the tough question, why was it that the "stay put" policy was not changed? 71 people did not make it out,
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and the inquiry says it would need to examine whether the failure to change that advice made all the difference between life and death. lucy manning, bbc news. much more to come on bbc news. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: we meet kayla mckeon, washington's first lobbyist the queen and her husband began their royal progress to westminster. the moment of crowning in accordance with the order of service, by a signal given, the great guns of the tower shall be shot off. tributes have been paid around the world to muhammad ali, who has died at the age of 7a. outspoken but rarely outfought, ali transcended the sport of boxing, of which he was three times world champion. he was a good fighter and he fought all the way to the end,
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even through his illness. yes, he did. uefa imposes an indefinite ban on english clubs playing in europe. today is the 20th anniversary of the release of the beatles' lp sgt pepper's lonely hearts club band, a record described as the album of the century. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: at least 65 people have died and up to two million have been affected by the eruption of guatemala's most active volcano. a usjudge is told that paul manafort, the former campaign manager for donald trump, attempted to tamper with potential witnesses. the youngest ever person to be
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convicted of terror crimes has been convicted of terror crimes has been convicted at the old bailey as we report. shots fired this was when armed officers moved in on the uk's first all—female terror cell. firing cs gas canisters into a flat in north—west london. in the mayhem, one of the women, rizlaine boular, was shot by police. she'd been hours away from causing carnage on the streets of london. also detained was her mother, mina dich. her younger sister safaa had already been arrested for planning her own separate attack. we believe that they were going to attack members of the public at random using knives, with a view to inflicting injury
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or certainly killing individuals, so we intervened at an early stage with a view to frustrating that terrorist plot. mina dich with her daughters when they were growing up, rizlaine at the back, safaa at the front. all three went on to embrace violent extremism and, by the age of 16, safaa boular was trying to marry an is fighter in syria. she had never met navid hussain. theirs was an online relationship. when he was killed, she was distraught. the couple had talked about how safaa boular could carry out an attack here in the area around the british museum in central london. they discussed an ambush involving guns or grenades and using a car and a knife. safaa boular was arrested, but she then encouraged her sister to carry out her own attack.
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in court, safaa boular wore western clothing and during her trial, she said she now rejected islamist extremism. the jury heard a recording of a phone call she made from prison to her sister, who was on the outside. during that conversation, her sister rizlaine spoke of her plans to hold a "mad hatter‘s tea party", which the prosecution said was code for a terror attack. it's going to be on thursday, were going to have this party. this thursday? yeah. are you serious? yeah. mate, you guys are partying without me ? safaa boular disappointed that she couldn'tjoin in. the following evening, rizlaine was being driven around westminster by their mother scouting targets. mother and daughter then went on a shopping trip to sainsbury‘s
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to buy knives for their attack. they paid for them with the rest of their shopping. it was the daughter rizlaine that was going to be the killer. the women were arrested the next day. zach tye was at school with rizlaine boular. rizlaine was a very outgoing person, she was very lovely to talk to, always smiling, very, you know, very intelligent, i would say and all—round just a regular teenager. it is just strange to hear that in her adulthood, she became such a monster, i guess. she and her mother mina dich had already pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. today, her sister safaa, the youngest member of this family terror cell, was convicted by a jury. all three women will be sentenced later. june kelly, bbc news. we're getting more details about next week's summit between president trump and north korea's kimjong—un. the white house says it will start at 9am in singapore, on tuesday the 12th ofjune. and for a group of north korean
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spies living in the south, the encounter could have a very personal impact, as laura bicker reports. north korean spies were hunted down in the south. their capture on enemy soil made tv headlines. a warning to others who wished to follow. many came by boat to promote the ideology of north korea. kim young—sik was one of them, a radio engineer on a north korean spy ship. and now, after three decades in a south koreanjail, he wants to go home to a family he hasn't seen since 1962. translation: i was very young and i was very much in love with my family in north korea. we were inseparable and had a lot of fun. but despite all that, i came to the south because my country was suffering. prison life was very hard. why? in south korea's society, you needed to convert ideology. and they tortured me for any small reason because i did not. he hopes the current talks
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will result in him going home, but he does not trust the us as he believes they are responsible for dividing the two koreas. translation: when you see people go on tv and talk about denuclearisation, talk about denuclearisation, pfft, the foreigners came and divided us and made us fight each other. that's why we created nukes. if they were nice to us and helped us, why would we create nukes? yang soon—gil says he wasn't a spy but was jailed for over 30 years anyway. he now has a wife and family in south korea, and yet he still wants to return to pyongyang.
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translation: i discussed it with my family and said i want to go back. she said, "please go." "when good days come, we will meet again." you may say i am brainwashed by socialism, but i am a voluntary communist having built my conviction injail. it's this kind of conviction which worries right—wing nationalists in south korea. they protest every week in seoul, concerned the north's aim is to unify both koreas under one ruler and one communist idealogy. can you have freedom like we have enjoyed of now? are there people in north korea happy as we are? north korea is the worst dictatorship in the world. such kind of dictatorism cannot keep their promise. in truth, south koreans simply want peace, but not one that comes at a cost. over the last 70 years, south koreans have overcome a military dictatorship, become a democracy and created an economic miracle. even if they do manage to get rid of the barbed wire at the border, overcoming the social and ideological differences between the two koreas might be far more difficult. laura bicker, bbc news, seoul. mention the term lobbyist,
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and you may think of shady deals in back rooms. well, kayla mckewan is breaking that mould. she is the first person with down syndrome to be given the right to lobby in washington. we caught up with her on capitol hill. doctors say the liverpool goalkeeper loris karius sustained a concussion during last month's champions league final defeat by real madrid. he was blamed for two of the goals in the 3—1 defeat. medical experts can't say for sure when the injury was sustained, but believe it would have had an immediate effect on his performance. an early landscape by vincent van gogh has sold for more than $8 million at auction in paris. painted in 1882, the picture shows women working on the land, inspired by the countryside around the hague. it's the first van gogh auctioned in france for more than 20 years, and was bought by a buyer in the us. the us special counsel,
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robert mueller, has accused president trump's former campaign manager, paul manafort, of trying to tamper with potential witnesses in his investigation mr mueller is looking in to allegations of collusion between russia and mr trump's presidential campaign but the alleged witness tampering relates to a tax and lobbying case against mr manafort. much more on the bbc website. thank you for watching. good morning. the best of the sunshine on monday was out to the west, particular south—west wales. for most of us it was a pretty grey, cloudy start to our new working week, wasn't it? in fact, this weather watcher's picture sums it up quite nicely, the cloud thick enough for the odd spot or two of drizzle. we start like that for many today, but fingers crossed conditions will improve later on. now, it's a very quiet weather story right throughout the week across the uk, with high—pressure sitting up into the north, and this north—easterly flow.
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now, that's responsible for driving in this cloud through the night, and it makes for a pretty grey, murky start. but, as we go through the day, it does look as though the cloud will start to thin and break and push its way down into south wales and south—west england. here, it could stay little disappointing, but with more sunshine coming through, temperatures will peak perhaps at around 20 degrees. not as warm as it has been, but nevertheless pleasant in the sun. now, as we move through tuesday night into wednesday morning, we see more cloud spilling in off the north sea coast. elsewhere, we'll have some clearer skies and a slightly cooler night. a little more comfortable for those trying to sleep in, with single figures pretty much for most of us. so we start off on wednesday, then, on a slightly fresher note. still some grey, low cloud spilling in off north sea coasts, but on wednesday we have a greater chance of seeing more sunshine coming through. so after that cooler start, temperatures will respond, with more sun and highs likely at 23 degrees in the south—east, and maybe in sheltered eastern areas of scotland,
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temperatures will be in the low 20s as well. but, as we move into wednesday night through thursday morning, there's the risk of the potential for some thundery downpours pushing up through the channel, so we'll need to keep a close eye on that. they'll still be lingering, potentially, first thing on thursday morning. the further north you go, we'll have some decent spells of sunshine, and just a little bit of cloud just spilling in off the north sea. if that happens, temperatures 16 to 18 degrees, the highest values likely of 22 degrees, that's 72 fahrenheit. the high pressure still stays with us, the isobars widely spaced, which means light winds and not much change in the weather pattern as we move towards the end of the working week. so, again, we start off with cloudy conditions first thing in the morning. the cloud should break up, we'll see some sunshine coming through, but always the risk, potentially down to the south, of a few sharp, possibly thundery showers developing. highs likely of 15—22 degrees, and not much change as we move into the weekend.
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it stays predominantly dry, with some sunshine, always the chance of seeing one or two showers perhaps into the south—east corner. that's it, take care. this is bbc news. the headlines: a us court has been told that paul manafort, the former campaign manager for donald trump, attempted to tamper with potential witnesses. it's alleged that mr manafort called, sent text messages, and encrypted messages to two people to "influence their testimony and to otherwise conceal evidence". the deadliest volcanic eruption in more than a century has left at least 65 people dead and many more are missing in guatemala. it came after the volcano known as fuego, or fire, erupted for more than 16 hours on sunday. the volcano is just a few kilometres from the capital, guatemala city. protestors injordan say they will continue to demonstrate despite the resignation of the prime minister. they want plans to increase prices and raise taxes to be scrapped, thejordanian foreign minister has promised to respect their demands. the transport secretary
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chris grayling has ordered an independent inquiry into the chaotic introduction of new rail timetables, which has disrupted parts
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