tv Outside Source BBC News June 19, 2018 9:00pm-10:01pm BST
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. crying. this secret audio of children crying for their parents in a us immigration centre is unsettling america. but still president trump stands firm on his policies. we wa nt we want a country with heart. but when people come out, they have to realise they can get in or else this will never stop. he says illegal immigrants can't be allowed to, in his words, infest america. but even some top republicans want the tactic of separating children from their parents to stop. a row breaks out over the italian interior minister's plans for the country's roma community. he says he wants to count them and throw out as many as he can. he is said to backtrack on that. it's day six of the world cup and the hosts russia beat egypt 3—1. we will turn to all
the details of days six in russia. day by day, we see more of what donald trump means when he says america first. in the last 2a hours, the president's administration has defended children being separated from their families at the border, the president has tweeted that illegal immigrants infest america, the president has twice tweeted incorrect crime statistics to undermine angela merkel‘s leadership of germany, he's deepened a trade war with china by threatening more new tariffs. and now the united states is set to pull out of the united nation's human rights council. secretary of state mike pompeo will confirm this in two hours. already the un has responded. —— and around an hour's times. -- and around an hour's times. we have seen the reports that decision
is to be announced. we will wait to hear the details of that decision before commenting fully. what is clear is that the secretary—general isa clear is that the secretary—general is a strong believer in the human rights architecture of the un. the president has long threatened to quit the council. but it's worth noting that two days ago the un was critical of america's new "zero tolerance" policy on illegal immigration. almost 2,000 children have been separated from their parents in six weeks. let's hear from the un let's hearfrom the un on this. let's hear from the un on this. what they should do is to avoid any detention on the basis of migratory status. it is possible to do that and we have lots of propositions to do that. it can't be avoided —— a can be avoided. i spoke to nada tawfik from new york. and asked her to explain the reasons why the us wants to exit the council. nikki haley, the us ambassador to
the un repeated that she things the you counsel should be reformed and thatis you counsel should be reformed and that is for two reasons. the first and most importantly she says the council has a chronic anti—israel bias and that is because it has a permanent agenda item so that every time the council needs that have to discuss israel and she has said it led to 70 resolutions criticising the us ally compared to a few on some of the world's most prolific human rights abusers. she has criticised that aspect of the council's work and has also said that the elections to the council need to be more competitive. the body has 47 members and they serve for three—year terms but regional bodies get to elect today will choose and that is often done in secret backroom deals and uncompetitive. now we know diplomats have been purging the united states to —— urging the united states to stay in the council and urged the
reforms but we expect to hear the announcement that the us is not ready to wait any longer. donald trump says children being separated at the border isn't his responsibility. he also tweeted this: "democrats are the problem. they don't care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our country." like ms like m513 like ms 13 and that is a reference to gain. washington earlier. and the mike democrat supported loopholes in our laws, most immigrantfamilies and loopholes in our laws, most immigrant families and miners who arrive unlawfully at the border cannot be detained together or removed together. 0nly released. these are crippling loopholes that cause family separation. which we do not want. as a result of these loopholes, roughly half a million illegal immigrant family units and
miners from central america have been released into the united states since 2014. at unbelievably great taxpayer expense. bbc reality check has looked at these claims. that the democrats are responsible. it has found there is no law on separating children from parents at the border, but rather a policy introduced recently by the trump administration. you can find the full reality check on the bbc news app and the website 110w. attacks are coming from a range of directions. there's no love lost between the white house and republican senatorjohn mccain: "the administration's current family separation policy is an affront to the decency of the american people, and contrary to principles and values upon which our nation was founded." yesterday we brought you these pictures. they are from inside a detention facility in texas
on the us—mexico border. among the 1,100 immigrants housed there currently are hundreds of children who've been separated from their parents. that is from a city in texas called mcallen, between the border of us and mexico. we now have an audio recording from the us media outlet propublica, said to be of an exchange between a border patrol officer and children inside that centre. crying 0ur correspondent gary 0'donoghue
is by that centre in mcallen. he is helping me understand the process under way for all those people in the facility must pass. this is the first place people are brought to when they are arrested. when they are caught crossing over the rio grande from mexico into the united states and apprehended by border protection people, they are brought to a huge centre like this and this is where they are processed. because of the 0—tolerance policy now in place, this is where the parents are effectively put into the criminal justice system and therefore separated from their children. they stay here for two or three days and go to federal custody. their children are sent off to separate institutions where they may stay for weeks at a time. the parents than go to court and a couple days and the
problem is that when they come out, they do not necessarily know where their children are. we have been here just their children are. we have been herejust a their children are. we have been here just a few hours today at the centre. i can tell you during those view hours we have seen construction workers sort of weaving material in between the train my chain—link fencing so people cannot see in at all. they really are pulling up the drawbridge here now and trying to keep things as private as possible, to keep us from seeing what is inside. do we know who are looking after the children in supporting them? there is a variety of organisations. essentially it is the responsibility of the department for health and human services and the federal government that looks after the children. they tend to contract some of the work—out to other nonprofit organisations, there is one big one here in texas that does a lot of that work hoppy but some of the centres are supposed be quite high—quality, it is difficult to know that because the access we get
is restricted in the pictures are often filmed by the people who run the centres. some of them are also pretty poor. certainly when children are being kept for periods of days and the centre behind us, the american civil liberties union have called the conditions in their her rent this. that people in detention at the moment have ended up there in the last six weeks, and presumably of the policy would continue over months, the number of detention centres needed would escalate. that is right. we have new figures today that say that in that six—week period from the beginning of may with the 0—tolerance policy was made uniform right along the border, right along the southwest border, andi right along the southwest border, and i period of time up until around the first week injune, 2432 children were separated from their children. we also know from earlier figures of around 700 children were separated from october onwards. we
are talking in excess of 3000, between three and 4000 children separated from their parent. we do not know, we have no idea how many of those children have been reunited with their parents. immigration is one area where donald trump is bringing his america first to bear. the other is trade. more on these latest tariff threats from the us. china is being told there may be 10% tariffs on $200 billion worth of chinese imports. china says this is blackmail and will retaliate. there's no official definition of a trade war, but this very much looks like one. remember on friday, the us introduced a 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of goods. the chinese have already matched that and the markets aren't happy. here's the shanghai composite index. down almost 4%. we also saw us and european stocks following a similar trend to varying
degrees. the chinese are saying we are degrees. the chinese are saying we a re clear degrees. the chinese are saying we are clear on this and we want the ta riffs are clear on this and we want the tariffs to stop. translation: as we have said china does not want a trade war yet is not afraid of a trade war yet is not afraid of a trade war. if someone initiated, we will firmly defend our legitimate rights and interests happy we advise the us to become rational again. donald trump has also commented on this. we have rebuilt china, i say, they have taken so much. it is time. it is time. so we are going to get smart and we are going to do it right and we are actually getting a lot of support. but we have to do something about it and maybe something about it and maybe something happens where they come and say we agree it has been unfair for the last 25 years. but somehow that does not seem to work so easily. but we are going and we are going to make it fair. we will make itfair going to make it fair. we will make it fair with other countries, both are friends and our enemies. let's bring in the bbc‘s correspondent.
these numbers, they sound huge. but in the context of the trading relationship between these two countries, how significant are they? soiam countries, how significant are they? so i am going to take you through some more numbers and this will help put this particular dispute in context. the us has a trade deficit with china that is a little over $300 billion. it exported something like 500 billion, i am sorry imported something like $500 billion worth of goods, and exported something like $130 dollars worth of goods. —— 100 $30 billion worth of goods. —— 100 $30 billion worth of goods. that is nearly everything that the us imported from china last year. it means that china does not have that much wiggle room in retaliatory gestures. if the us only
sold about 130 billion dollars worth of goods, then the question with investors, and the escalating trade war woi’i’y investors, and the escalating trade war worry is what china will do next, the country has considered qualitative measures which could potentially mean holding up us card shipments up ports and that weighed on investors today who are worried about the prospect of a's are rolling out of control, and us markets close here in the dow is down nearly 300 points. or over 1% which is a significant slide for the day. the overall index is lower for 2018. the other thing, president trump wants to protect and create americanjobs while trump wants to protect and create american jobs while not increasing the prices of goods that american workers are having to buy. some economists are saying that it's hard to do. yes, some would say that is impossible actually in so far the trump administration has said that when they are considering the
initial list of 1100 items they were planning on imposing tariffs on for china they were specifically targeting goods that were not consumer goods, that americans would notice price hikes on. now when you expand up to $200 billion worth of imports that is going to be more difficult to try and hide that's a trade warfrom difficult to try and hide that's a trade war from american consumers. thank you very much. kim gittleson in new york. this is the bizarre moment when when they beat colombian defenders decided to save a shot and got a red ca rd decided to save a shot and got a red card for his trouble. we will see all the goals. the home secretary, sajid javid, has announced a review of the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. he was responding to a series of appeals from parents who want their children to be able to access medication which can treat epilepsy and other illnesses. charlotte caldwell, whose son billy has severe epilepsy,was granted a 20—day licence for the drug last week.
she welcomed the home secretary's decision to review the law. i think billy's story and what billy asa i think billy's story and what billy as a little boy had to endure this week has got into the hearts of the politicians in our country and into the hearts of the nation. you know... we all are very aware that billy should not have had to endure that but what has happened on the positive side of that is our campaign has actually made history. they are recognising medicinal cannabis does have medicinal benefits. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: donald trump continues to defend his policy that's resulting in migrant children being separated from their families at the us border.
if you have been watching outside source a lot of the week, we have been talking about this man a great deal. this is matteo salvini. he's the leader of the far right league party and italy's new interior minister. last week mr salvini was the face of the government's decision to stop a rescue boat carrying migrants from docking in sicily. today he had to withdraw a plan to count italy's roma community. he'd told a radio station that a survey would find out "who they are, how they live and how many of them there are. we'll have a register." he went on that people with no right to stay would be deported. and that "as for the italian roma, u nfortu nately you have to keep them at home". that has caused a lot of offence in some cases. the un said this was racist. former italian prime minister paolo gentiloni tweeted "yesterday the refugees, today the roma, tomorrow
guns for everyone. it's exhausting being this mean." that wasn't what made mr salvini back track, and the reason he changed tack was the view of the reader of the other populist party with which he has formed a government. translation: i am glad he has dismissed the idea of a census which would have been unconstitutional. it is good to worry about and deal with migration issues. you must do it firmly but the government contract has many tools to deal with it. james reynolds is our rome correspondent. as the leader of the party, the country's leading anti—migration for voice has not hidden his distaste of the roma community. the difference 110w the roma community. the difference now is he is the interior minister and can put into action some of the policies he would like to see but rights groups have said this. you cannot just
rights groups have said this. you cannotjust conduct rights groups have said this. you cannot just conduct a rights groups have said this. you cannotjust conduct a census against one portion of the population. against a certain ethnic group. there is a census every ten years in the next one is in 2021 and if you wa nt to the next one is in 2021 and if you want to count the nation properly including the roma, you have to do it then. there are at least 130,000 roma in italy, and many live in unlicensed camps on the outskirts of cities, like this one. around half have italian citizenship and they mostly come from romania and the former yugoslavia. and many live on the fringes of italian life, with their children often not attending local schools. in 2016, research from the pew research centre shows italians have an overwhelmingly negative view of them. some 82% of italians questioned in 2016 were unfavourable to roma, far higher than other european countries. and this james reynolds again, this time on how italians are reacting to mr salvini's ideas.
in recent weeks since salvini became pa rt in recent weeks since salvini became part of the new government, his popularity has risen. he is meant to be, if you look at the numbers, the junior partner in a coalition with the populist 5—star movement but given his moves against migration last week which we saw in the mediterranean and subsequently his talking about the roma community, his popularity has been going up and at this point, essentially he is the de facto, strongest voice in the entire italian government. let's bring you up—to—date on day six of the world cup. day six of the world cup, and the hosts russia have just beaten egypt 3—1. no goals in the first half, then four in the second. here's one from russia. six points and certain to go through in the knockout stage. they are the lowest —ranked team in the tournament. this is decidedly against what we were expecting.
egypt only scored once. striker mo salah was brought down, as he ran into the box, and was awarded a penalty. this is his first for egypt. he has scored many goals for premiere league team liverpool, this was his first for egypt in the world cup. we are watching out for this one because he was injured in the game is tackle by sergio ramos in the final. nowhere near good enough, so egypt past two work quite hard to qualify. good one forjapan, they were underdogs against colombia at least they were until the third minute when a columbian player decided to save a shot with his arm. he is not supposed to do that. so he had a red card. and columbia managed to play with ten people. big day for
japan and the first time they have beat a south american team at the world cup. it wasn't a great day for poland either. they faced senegal in group h, the same group as colombia and japan, and they lost 2—1. it was not a great back pass. they we re it was not a great back pass. they were on their way to victory. cue pandemonium in the stadium among the same golf fans. if you want more on the world cup you can get it through the world cup you can get it through the bbc sports app, bbc .com/ sport 01’ the bbc sports app, bbc .com/ sport or through the news app as well to be honest. egypt expected to do well in russia but that was in part because mo salah was coming back from the injury. also they decided to base themselves in grozny, the capital of kitchen you. and will we have covered their it has been because of a couple of wa i’s it has been because of a couple of wars that have happened there. and
the leader of the republic, the man by the along list of human rights abuses. steve rosenberg managed to speak to abuses. steve rosenberg managed to speakto him. abuses. steve rosenberg managed to speak to him. a week ago, mohamed salah was paraded around the stadium by the controversial leader. he is on the us sanctions list and is accused of gross violations of human rights. but he was still happy to invite us to his palace. he is a former rebel who switched to the kremlin‘s side. he rules like a personalfight him. kremlin‘s side. he rules like a personal fight him. your critics say that you used mohamed salah for political propaganda, self—promotion. did you? political propaganda, self-promotion. did you? everyone is played here. even maradona but we never use this kind of thing for politics. are paid to write things like that. i did not invite mohamed
salah or the egyptian team, they chose as themselves. politicians all over the world love photo opportunities with stars but what made this one controversial and egyptian‘s teams controversial is the fact that he is one of the most powerful and feared men in russia. the uk government has announced a review of the medicinal use of cannabis. this directly connected to a series of appeals from parents who want their children to be able to access medications that can alleviate epilepsy and other illnesses. among them is charlotte caldwell. we heard from herjust a few moments ago. her son billy has severe epilepsy and was recently admitted to hospital when his seizures "intensified" after his supply of cannabis oil was confiscated at heathrow airport. here's the home secretary, sajid javid in parliament earlier. asa
as a father, i know there is nothing worse than seeing your child suffer. you would do anything to take away their pain. that is why i have the utmost sympathy for billy caldwell, and many others like him and for their parents who have been under unimaginable stress and strain. i know that they are following a debt pa rental know that they are following a debt parental instinct to do what ever is in their power to try and alleviate the suffering of their child. and today i would like to say to this house that i would do everything in my power to make sure that we have a system that works so that these children and these parents can get access to the best possible medical treatment. i commend this statement to the house. among those calling for change is lord hague, william hague, who's a former leader of the conservative party, he describes the current law as "inappropriate, ineffective and utterly out of date". and he doesn't just want cannabis legalised for medicinal use, he wants to take inspiration
from canada which is in the process of introducing a a legal, regulated market for recreational use. let's hear the home secretary's response to that. before i go into any detail in the review, let me be absolutely clear that this step is in no way a first step to the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. this government has absolutely no plans to legalize cannabis and the penalties for unauthorised supply and possession will remain unchanged. we will not see a dangerous president that will weaken oui’ dangerous president that will weaken our ability to keep dangerous drugs off our streets. that is it for the first 30 minutes of outside source. i will be back with you in a couple minute's time. hello, plenty of interesting weather stories across the globe and here is
just a few of them over the next three minutes. we will start off in north america where this plume of cloud producing heavy rain across the northern plains also into the midwest down through the ohio valley where we can still see some torrential thundery downpours and that could lead to flash flooding. to the north of that, frontal system seems to be extreme heat and that will start to ease over the next few days. at the same time, draw your attention to what is happening in texas, record—breaking rain across houston in the moist air being dragged up through the gulf of mexico will continue for the next three orfour mexico will continue for the next three or four days at least. it is worth bearing in mind that not eve ryo ne worth bearing in mind that not everyone will see the ring, very heavy showers but severe drought in that area. but we could see 300 mm in the next few days that i could be an issue. a large area of high pressure ce ntres an issue. a large area of high pressure centres itself across europe at the moment and quieting
things down quite nicely. a south—westerly flow will drive more cloud and drizzle across the uk but we are starting to see some heat across portugal and spain after a dismal spring and has to be said. d heat extends into france and a good deal of sunshine. a few showers into the alps and southern parts of italy. heavy rains all tied into the monsoon and continue with some severe flooding over than the mic the last few days and brought with ita the last few days and brought with it a loss of life. looking at the latest satellite picture, heavy rain is expected across india and down along the coastline. we will also see across northeastern states of india further heavy rain, perhaps not as severe as it has been but nevertheless just exacerbating the flooding situation. we will also see heavy rain across southern japan and central china over the next few days. showers to the south of it, though showers will continue on and
off particularly as the day gets going. we will see the highest of 22 degrees and not too bad into vietnam, and able than the weather app, and heavier rain across me and mark and northern thailand as well. than the usual heat of the day. let's finish off with what is happening in australia because they have seen a plume of southerly air that brought cold weather in recent days across the east coast. record—breaking overnight lows and you can see the cold air sitting across the southeast corner. it will start to ease away over the next few days as mild air is set to return. the temperature still a little subdued around 22 on the east coast. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source, and these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. this secret audio of children crying for their parents in a us immigration centre
is unsettling america. but still president trump stands firm on his policies. we wa nt we want a country with heart. but when people come up, they have to know they cannot get in, otherwise it is never going to stop. he says illegal immigrants can't be allowed to, in his words, infest america. but even some top republicans want the tactic of separating children from their parents to stop. the un says over 16 million people were newly displaced in 2017, and that countries aren't doing theirfair share. governments have projected an image of emergency, of invasion, and actually, importantly, many local leaders have capitalised on that to gain votes. a row breaks out over the italian interior minister's plans for the country's roma community. he says he wants to count them
and throw out as many as he can. when i am surrounded byjournalists all over the world. you are welcome to send things my way. #bbcos is the hashtag. take a detailed look at the issue of refugees, the un says the number of people forced from their homes by conflict has risen to a record high, for the fifth year running. over 16 million people were newly displaced in 2017. you'll recognise these pictures from news reports. conflicts in syria, afghanistan, the democratic republic of congo and myanmar have caused millions to flee. the un says 2017 had the biggest increase in people leaving their homes that they've
ever seen in a single year. more than two—thirds of all refugees worldwide come from five countries. syria is at the top of that list, next is afghanistan. we got in touch with shoaib sharifi in kabul. four decades of war have never given a chance to many people in this country to continue to live in their places of birth. and in the past 17 years, despite huge international aid, and a massive international military intervention, security is still a major concern in every city in this country. that, plus lack of rule of law and poverty are the main reasons that tens of thousands of people are leaving afghanistan every year, seeking a secure and better life abroad. while millions of people, over 2 million people, are living as refugees abroad, nearly another 2 million are internally displaced.
the conflicts in afghanistan and syria have been creating refugees for years. newer conflicts must also now be factored in. for example in rakhine state in myanmar. here's dan johnson. if you want an example of the nature of life for displaced people, there are more than 700,000 of them living here in this sprawling camp, close to the myanmar border, and it keeps growing, because the aid agencies are taking advantage of a lull in the weather at the moment. it hasn't rained for the last couple of days, and the camp is actually being expanded. they are using some of the flatland of the edges to build more stable homes, because you can see how these shacks have been built on the hillside and they are susceptible to landslides when the rain comes. it weakens the earth. and these are by no means the most precarious homes. there are some really steep cliffs. the other threat here is flooding
and diseases that could be spread by standing water. there's also a risk that latrines like this, which i really basic, really simple, could quickly overflow when the rain really intensifies. for the fourth consecutive year, turkey hosted the largest number of refugees worldwide, 3.5 million. here's oh—kuh al—tun—tash from bbc turkish. the highest number of refugees were from syria, and syrians are protected under turkey's temporary protection regulation. the eu is already spending the first instalment, 3 billion euros, to help them. meanwhile, turkey's elections are upcoming and syrian migrants are a top topic. today, prime minister binali yildrim said 30,000 syrians with turkish nationality will be eligible to vote, but turkish society is divided. some people say syrian refugees are an economic burden.
some say they are a threat to jobs and according to several data, there are criminal tensions rising in certain areas. contrary to the impression you might get listening to some leaders in the europe and the us, the un says the burden on developing countries. and the un's high commissionerfor refugees sounds less than impressed with the developed world. here is the un's high commissioner. sounding less impressed with the developed world. we are not talking about unmanageable numbers moving to the rich countries, but the contrary has happened. governments have projected an image of emergency, of invasion, and actually, unfortunately, many political leaders have capitalised on that to gain votes. they have built fear to build their electoral
base and i think that this is despicable and this is irresponsible. one last thought from imogen foulkes, covering the un from geneva. here are her thoughts. the un wants better solutions, and a global agreement to manage the crisis, but wealthier countries will post just a fraction crisis, but wealthier countries will postjust a fraction of crisis, but wealthier countries will post just a fraction of the world's displaced, or building walls, separating children from their pa rents, separating children from their parents, or simply turning people away. 85% of refugees live in poorer countries, with few peace deals inside, the burden on them will increase. that, the un fears, is a
recipe for more instability and more displacement. to nicaragua now. we've talked about the crisis there before — at least 180 people have been killed in a wave of anti—government protests that began at the end of april. now a fresh attempt at a solution has stalled. the catholic church mediators and the opposition representation walked out. and as you can see, the violence continues. this is in masaya, in the west of the country. remember — this all started unexpectedly, when pro—government gangs violently crushed a small demonstration against pension reforms in the capital managua. it's since turned into a popular uprising against this man, the president daniel ortega. let's go to walk him one of mama, and has thank you for your time. help us understand the process that was in place before various parties
walked out. let me just go back and as you said, there was an unexpected spark to this crisis months ago, when protesters went out, first pensioners, then students supporting them, and all of a sudden, a small demonstration became a nationwide movement, and the national movement was crushed by not only by state security forces, anti—riot police, but also by the gangs, the sandinista use, and paramilitaries that now seem to be armed by someone, and the analysis is they are being armed by the government, so the extent of the repression, 170
people dead, so far, in months, in a country that was fairly peaceful and has a history of a revolution and make contra war that people do not wa nt to make contra war that people do not want to repeat, has been a tragedy that led to this national dialogue and the national dialogue at first stalled, on the 23rd of may and started again in last friday, but the government made some concessions or some agreement that they are not meeting to call in international servers and so the bishops said we will suspend the talks until the government invites the oas, the un, and servers from the eu into this process. maria, are the members of
the catholic church seen as neutral brokers in these negotiations? well, it is kind of interesting because the government have had this very complex relationship with the catholic church. they were his enemies when he was the head of the sandinista government in the 1980s, and then, in order to be elected, he made a deal with the bishops, supporting some anti—abortion laws, so the bishops supported him. now, there is a complex relationship, but there is a complex relationship, but there is a high respect for this episcopal conference of bishops, so even though there are some perhaps accusations that the bishops are now anti—ortega, that is what some
evangelical church leaders have accused and said, but they are highly respected for wanting peace and justice in nicaragua after this tragic months. we appreciate you taking us through. perhaps you can come back to outside source in the coming days to keep us up—to—date. inafew in a few minutes, kimjong—un for his third meeting this year. a new battery—powered plane has taken to the skies over norway as part of the nation's bid to tackle climate change and air pollution. our environment analyst roger harabin has been to norway to find out more. flying, the worst thing you are likely to do for the climate. all those co2 emissions. is this an answer in norway? the pollution—free plane, powered by batteries. getting into this thing is a feat of human... he laughs.
human origami. she is tiny, but bigger electric planes are coming as technology improves. they're quiet with no exhaust. norway aims to have all its short—haul flights battery powered by 2040. norway's boats are going electric too as part of the battle against climate change. this battery—powered boat is faster than a normal ferry with two big advantages. no exhaust, no noise. the batteries are hidden below decks. in future, all norway's ferries will look like this. norway is also subsidising electric cars. it is cheaper to buy, to run, and to maintain, and it is good for the environment. no conventional cars will be sold
in the country after 2025. that is way sooner than the 2040 date proposed by countries like france and the uk. so are norwegians environmental saints? no, they're not. in winter, they fly long—haul for the sun. and they are rich from oil and gas. but the lead norway is setting on electric transport is creating a real buzz. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. donald trump continues to defend his policy that's resulting in migrant children being separated from their families at the us border. let's turn to other stories.
rebels in yemen have lost control of most of the airport in hodeidah. they‘ re under pressure from a saudi—led coalition that is supporting the government. from bbc arabic. angela merkel has admitted it's proving very difficult to come to common european positions on migration. she said this after a meeting emmanuel macron in berlin. bbc world service radio. and staying with the french president, one of the most watched videos on our site is this, mr macron telling off a teenager for calling him ‘manu', a common shortening of his christian name emmanuel. ‘you call me mr president, or sir‘, he told the student. kimjong un gets to meet all the most important people these days. last week donald trump. this week xi jinping in beijing. here are some of the pictures that have come out throughout the day. this is his third visit of the year. it will last two days. a lavish affair.
here's mr kim's convoy in beijing. these are pictures from the welcome ceremony. it's not being billed as a formal visit but well it certainly looks like one. what's also interesting is that we knew this was coming, the last two visits have not been announced in advance. they, along with the rest of us, are trying to sketch out what, if anything, the singapore summit with donald trump adds up to. we will have to see what emerges from that. we've also heard from south korea on the pausing of its military exercises with america. north korea and china are delighted about that. here's an alternative perspective from south korea's foreign minister. translation: regarding south korea and an usjoint offence, both countries are preparing diligently without any trouble and will continue to do so. also, on the issue of north korea, we are expecting corresponding measures as we decide to suspend joint drills.
here's the analysis of vincent ni from the bbc‘s chinese service. it is a major boost for kim jong—un's reputation, his status as an international, a serious international geopolitical player, but also, i think kimjong—un it does not go to china without any strings attached. he wants china to help lobby the united nations security council to lift sanctions for it, so i suppose, you know, the chinese are much obliged to say yes, we are going to help you, but, you know, we do not know how this security council is going to respond. and also kim jong wants china's help to help them with them and changing their economic policies and directions and i guess, for the chinese, there's also something to gain from it. the fact that china released these photos before kim jong safely went back to pyongyang shows that china is happily playing along. china wants to tell the united states in particular that china is a serious player in this rather obligated complicated relationship as well.
an investigation from indonesia now. orangutans are a critically endangered animal — and a forest thought to be home to one of the largest populations of orangutans is under threat. it's in borneo, specifically keta pang, in west kali—mantan province. this is a plantation would invest the come china and canada is accused of breaking the environmental laws of breaking the environmental laws of the land protection. here's rebecca henschke. environment is to say is a key have a tight for orangutans will stop we have one of the most important
orangutan populations that we have left. we travelled by boat into the forest. one of the last remaining low land each source in borneo. this forest is deep. giant carbon sinks which telco will control our climate, are cleared and drained. they easily burn, releasing the atmosphere. in an effort to stop the annualfires atmosphere. in an effort to stop the annual fires that raged across, covering the region in a toxic haze, in 2015, the president declared a moratorium, on the conversion of deep peat forest, even within existing concessions like this one, which was granted in 2008, before the new laws were introduced. and in april last year, in documents seen by the bbc, the environment ministry handed out sanctions. the government
told the company to fill in this canal, saying they would be no compromise in terms of protecting the land like this, but as you can see, the canal is still here. there is heavy building equipment and when we came earlier that day, we saw workers from the company on—site will stop you can see excavator here. in jakarta, will stop you can see excavator here. injakarta, we showed our discovery to the ministry of environment. and this is the forest. virgin forest, and this is the canal. what should happen to forest like this? the forest is still intact. under law, it is now protected. it must be conserved. it cannot be patched. he insists they have complied with all the government sanctions, but damning the canals, they say the workers we saw were making storage room. we had
a licence to do the canal, so when graduations come in and we are forced to stop and close all down. it is devastating for the company after we have already invested so much. environmentalists say what happens next reveals how serious the government is about protecting its remaining diverse forests. you may have never heard of him but this is an american rapper called xxxtentacion, he was shot dead in florida on monday. he was already an established name, his second album hit number one on the us billboard 200 chart in march. this is one of his tracks.
tweet kanye west: "i never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing". music producer diplo, with whom he hoped to collaborate: "thanks for inspiring me". xxxtentacion's real name was jah—say onfroy, he was facing a string of charges for crimes including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman. reaction to his death has been mixed. some people pointing out the crimes he has been accused of. for more details on the circumstances of his death. young this happened late at a motorcycle dealership, and details emerge, he sat in a bmw, and he was approached by men, at least one of them shot him, before making a black
four. that is the car in question. there were other videos which appear to show the rapper slumped in the front seat. and the police are suggesting this is connected to his music orjust a random robbery?‘ robbery at this stage. that is the early stages of the investigation. we do not know if he was targeted because of who he was stopped. some people are expressing their enthusiasm because of the crimes he is accused of. he was not quite a us name yet, but he was on his way. look at the nature of the tributes. he was part of the new generation of sound cloud wrappers. his stuff was listened to hundreds of millions of times will stop a £5 million record deal last year. he was the most successful, but equally, he was not
without controversy. he was facing 15 allegations, such in relation to his pregnant ex—girlfriend. because of that, at numerous radio stations are not playing his tracks. he has been knocked out on stage, and spent a lot of young life injail, so, despite all of these controversies, his popularity has not suffered, but he is not without controversy. which is when to show you these pictures. they are from norfolk, a belize jones helped locate the missing man you can see there, who becomes stuck in marshland. he went missing after being separated from friends while walking in the area on saturday. he was spotted by rescue teams 21 hours after his disappearance. he had become stuck in marshes nearby. he is now being treated for hypothermia in—hospital.
i want to come back to the policy, children of migrants coming across the borderfrom mexico to children of migrants coming across the border from mexico to the children of migrants coming across the borderfrom mexico to the us children of migrants coming across the border from mexico to the us are separated from their parents. their reporter cecilia vega is quoting the mexican foreign minister as saying, us poor authorities have separated a ten—year—old mexican girl with down syndrome from her mother. the girls father is a legal us resident. so mexico putt foreign minister is saying a girl with down syndrome has been separated from her mother. the story continues to evolve. we will keep you up—to—date. thank you for watching. i will see you tomorrow. the bike. hello. rainfall has been incredibly dry. on this map, we see the ground,
average rainfall, a few exceptions across parts of scotland. thanks to storms earlier in the month. she we should be at gene around 1% a month. notice essex, 2% of our normal rainfall. if that continues, we could be on track for the driest june on record. the high pressure is dominant, after a little bit of rain to start wednesday. that rain is separating humid air we've got across southern part to some fresher air pushing its way in. the weather front itself breaks up in the morning, in the wales, by then, nothing more than the odd light shower. most places in the south staying dry yet again and stay in white humid and muggy into the afternoon. 25 or 26 baha'i. there will be showers pushing across scotland. hit or miss, but they will work their way into it to the north
sea as we work our way into the night and thursday morning and then high pressure builds backend. that will dominate to the days ahead. the cool side of it to begin with, the northerly airflow, fresh air will be back with you to the south by the time we start thursday. lots of sunshine, the first thing, and it will increase steadily through the day, a few showers in shetland, most will be dry and temperatures 17—21d. sunniest top and tail of the day, thursday is the summer solstice, and you'll be getting to 19 hours of daylight in before we start to see those night draw in. it will be a slow process. as we go into friday, on monday sunday again. the winds light on friday, the strongest winds get nudged awake on along the coast. the strong sunshine overhead, we need to emphasise that, even though the temperature is not as high, no
doubt pollen levels climbing again. the weather front just clips doubt pollen levels climbing again. the weather frontjust clips around the northern edge of the high, so maybe to the start of the weekend, so showers in the far north of scotland, a bit of a breeze, but the bulk of the uk are a dry day, long sunny spells, a bit of fair weather clouds building up, and with wins like, we have cut off the air flow and the temperatures start to creep up. and that area of high pressure last to sunday. brain in shetland perhaps, and still a bit of a breeze blowing, isolated showers in northern scotland will clear, it is dry, with long clear sunny spells and wins like and look at the temperatures. scotland is in the 20s, and so we go into next week. the jet stream is still to the north of us, means we are on the warmer side of it. low—pressure out towards the west of spain and we will be
starting to dry again and get warmer air, if you take a look at the outlook into next week, it is largely dry across the board and look, the temperatures widely into the 20s wherever you are. hottest of all of the south, small chance of a stormy break for it next weekend, but that is the way away yet. this is bbc news. the headlines at 10pm. the home secretary announces a review into the medicinal use of cannabis, in a move prompted by cases of children with epilepsy not having access to cannabis oil to control their seizures. i will do everything in my power to make sure that we have a system that works. so that these children and these parents can get access to the best possible medical treatment. police say a small number of people have been treated at the scene of a minor blast at southgate tube station in north london. police say the incident is not