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this is bbc news. our top stories: president trump tries to retake control of the fight over immigration, meeting victims of crime at the white house. meanwhile — tent camps for child migrants spring up on american military bases near the mexican border. the un's human rights council says venezuela's security forces are killing hundreds of young men under the pretext of fighting crime. last minute goals save brazil from embarrassment at the world cup — and there are crucial wins for switzerland and nigeria. hello and welcome to bbc news. the crisis over immigration rules
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in the united states, looks no closer to being resolved. in the last few hours, president trump has pressed the case for greater border security, appearing in a news conference with people whose family members were killed by undocumented immigrants. meanwhile. along the southern border, hundreds of children remain separated from their parents, despite a u—turn on the policy by president trump. the bbc‘s aleem maqbool is in el paso, texas with this report. in a detention camp close to the mexican border, the us is holding children. we saw them being trooped between tents in single file. in many cases, they were separated from their parents by immigration officials.
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often their mothers and fathers, who themselves are in detention, have no idea where their children are. we've been trying to get access to this camp by official channels but were denied. this was the only way we could get any sense of what was happening inside. seven—year—old darwin from guatemala has finally been reunited with his mother, beata, after they were separated three weeks ago, even though beata said she followed all the rules in claiming asylum. "look at his face," she says, "he's so sad, but we'll be together now, and nothing will tear us apart." but this kind of reunion has so far been rare. the vast majority of parents and children separated under donald trump's controversial immigration policy remain in detention. lawyers say many have still had no communication with their children and have been given no information about their welfare or even location. receipts are given for people's property, and yet these individuals
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were not receiving anything in terms of a human being, their child. it is akin to kidnapping someone, when you take someone away from someone and don't give them any information whatsoever. this man says he fled honduras after getting death threats there, but when he came to the us earlier this month, his daughter, shown in these family photos, was taken from him. he is in prison, where we spoke to him by phone. he's desperate even just to speak to his daughter. translation: they didn't give me any explanation. the only thing they told me was, "you're going to be separated from your daughter." it really made me feel powerless, because imagine a little girl, eight years old, who is crying and clinging to your leg. never afraid of stirring things up, donald trump today decided not to focus on the families separated by his immigration rules,
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but relatives of those killed by illegal immigrants. they don't talk about the death and destruction caused by people that shouldn't be here, people that will continuously get into trouble and do bad things. for years, their pain was met with silence, their plight was met with indifference, but no more. this country's been dramatically split over border security. the president's new order that's meant to end family separations, signed under huge pressure, doesn't change that. while there remain hundreds of children held separated from theirfamilies, people will continue to take to the streets to protest against what they see as a barbaric policy by the american government. but make no mistake about it, there is another half of this country who feel proud of this president and the tougher stance that he tried to take on immigration. well earlier i spoke to chris buckler in washington and i asked him just how the children will be reunited with their parents..
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the parents and the children are being held by different departments so that parents are being held by the department ofjustice said they are inside that system where they are effectively being prosecuted and the children are being held by the department of health and human services because they can't be held in prison, they have been held what are effectively detention shelters. there seems to be confusion about how they reunite families and also the question of where they reunite families. this whole policy of rolling back on the idea of separating families is something the president has ordered but the practical reality of doing it is proving extremely difficult and time and time again, we are hearing from the government contradictory messages but they don't have a process yet in place to reunite all of these families. meanwhile, president trump has urged republicans to drop efforts to pass comprehensive immigration legislation. how much of this is about the mid—term elections in november? this has been a difficult week
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for president trump. that he doesn't like to back down. he wants to be seen as strong in immigration. fundamentally, the family separation policy has made them look again. and the policy surrounding that. what you've seen in the last 2a hours is a president who has was prepared to fight on immigration. families separated, to be about those families were the victims of migrants who have made their way into the country. it doesn't matter, the statistics, but actually, it's not the case that migrants are more likely to commit crime. talking about victims inside america. really talking about the dangers of immigration.
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he is going to make immigration an issue yet again. and remember, on his way to the white house, they talk time and time again about building that wall, being tough on immigration and potentially, this could be another subject we could see campaigned about in the months coming up. away from immigration, and president trump has threatened to impose import duty of 20% on european cars. the president made the comment after the eu imposed tariffs on some american goods, a move that was itself a response to us tariffs on steel. shares in the carmakers bmw, porsche and volkswagen all fell on the news. nick bryant is in washington. the transpacific trade war
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with china, the trans—border trade the trans—border trade war with canada and mexico, india took retaliatory measures with the united states and japan and turkey is preparing to do the same. this is broadening and widening. many of donald trump's supporters, especially those in the industrial heartland states of the rust belt love the rhetoric of the trade war but will they like the reality because the european union has been specific about which us goods it is targeting. it's gone to brands like harley—davidson, not because they are iconic or symbolic but because of where they are made, in those rust belt states of the old industrial heartland. they are trying to damage donald trump politically. many worry it could damage america economically. it's a view shared by the chamber of commerce in america but the markets are jittery.
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although the fundamentals of america are strong, unemployment at an 18—year low and donald trump believes he is entering this battle from the point of economic strength. the united nations has accused venezuela's security forces of killing hundreds of people under the pretext of fighting crime. in a report, it cites shocking accounts of young men being killed during operations, often in poor neighbourhoods, between 2015 and 2017. the un's human rights chief said no—one was being held to account, suggesting the rule of law was "virtually absent". venezuela has in the past dismissed human rights allegations as "lies", as the country goes through a protracted political and economic crisis. our north america correspondent nada tawfik gave further details about what exactly is contained within the un report. the un says they spoke to over 150 people, 78 of which were either victims or witnesses,
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and while they were unable to visit venezuela, they say they found shocking and credible reports of extrajudicial killings. they say this goes back to the operations for the liberation of the people and that was from july 2015 to march 2017 and that was the government's approach to make president maduro look tough on crime. they say witnesses they spoke to have a similar pattern, they spoke of a pattern where officers, security forces, would go into poor neighbourhoods and would arrest criminals, people they said fit the profile of criminals. these were young men in poor neighbourhoods that got no kind of warrant to enter their homes. they were not given any due process and they were often arrested or killed. witnesses said the security forces would often tamper with the scene to have an exchange of gunfire. let's take a look at some of the other stories
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making the news. agencies delivering aid to the yemeni city of hodeida say civilians are fleeing the embattled port town, as pro—government forces try to drive out houthi rebels. a un statement said there had been a large—scale displacement of residents in the past two days. the government and saudi—led coalition allies launched the offensive to capture hodeida earlier this month. tens of thousands of people across spain have protested at the provisional release of five men convicted of sexually assaulting an eighteen—year—old woman in pamplona two years ago. the self—styled wolf pack, posted bail of around seven thousand dollars each pending an appeal against conviction and a nine—year jail sentence. a police report has revealed the so—called "safety operator" of a self—driving uber car was watching tvjust before the vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in arizona. the police report said the crash was "entirely avoidable".
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uber has so far declined to comment. italy says malta has refused its request to take in a boat run by a charity in the mediterranean carrying more than 200 rescued migrants. the migrants — on the lifeline vessel — were picked up off the libyan coast on thursday. a week ago, a similar boat, carrying more than 600 migrants, was diverted to spain after both italy and malta refused to let it dock. 0ur rome correspondent james reynolds reports. the migration route across the mediterranean is dangerous and also increasingly complicated. this week, the united nations says more than 200 migrants have drowned trying to make the journey. those who get rescued by ngo boats face an uncertain search for port. the nearest european countries, malta and italy, do not want to take
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in ngo vessels, including the lifeline. italy's new populist government warns it will impound the lifeline if it reaches italian territory. instead, italy is urging malta to take the ngo vessel, arguing the smaller country is the nearest safe port. but malta has often said it doesn't have the capacity to accommodate large numbers of survivors. in order to prevent another stand—off at sea, other european countries are now getting involved. the government of spain, which last week provided the port to the ngo boat aquarius, says it's now in contact with malta, italy and also france. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come. when wedding bells ring in uganda, so do the cash registers. we look at the rising cost of tying the knot.
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as saudi women get ready to take the wheel on sunday, we find out why the switch to the driver's seat is only a small step. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade center armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a rightful claim on certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner". chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that on 8june, god told him to plead guilty, and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung
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cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie, which for 29 years has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: president trump has tried to regain the initiative in the arguments over migration in the united states with a meeting at the white house for families whose relatives were murdered by undocumented immigrants. the united nations human rights council has said venezuelan security forces are carrying out hundreds of extra—judicial killings under the pretext of fighting crime. the aerospace giant airbus says it will reconsider its future investment in the uk, if britain leaves the eu single market and customs union without a deal. airbus employs more than 14,000 people contributing over $9 billion to the british economy every year. another major manufacturer in the uk, bmw, has said that uncertainty could damage the uk's car industry.
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our business editor simonjack reports. on a mission to air its fears over brexit, the boss of airbus in the uk issued a stark warning over the consequences of any interruption to their supply chains. we're very fearful there will be chaos at the borders, and we want our factories to be able to operate as smoothly as possible. some politicians will say, "we've heard this all before, this is scaremongering, this is a reboot of project fear." this isjust a businessperson sitting here today explaining the risks we've evaluated for our business. i'm not a politician. rather than project fear, this is dawning reality. this wing—making factory in broughton, north wales, is the biggest of airbus‘s 25 uk sites and local people are worried. i've lived in broughton all my life, and it would be disastrous if they went, for the community.
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and it's notjust airbus, it's all the suppliers that supply them, isn't it, as well? airbus is not the only major manufacturer expressing concern about disruption to supplies. here at the mini factory in oxford, 270 trucks deliver millions of components every dayjust in time and in the right order to make one car every 67 seconds. mini's owner, bmw, says it needs clarity on future trade and border arrangements by this summer. if we don't get clarity in the next couple of months, we have to start making those contingency plans, which means investing money in systems that we might not need, in warehouses that might not be usable in the future. effectively, making the uk automotive industry less competitive than it is in a very competitive world right now. and that is a decisive issue that ultimately could damage this industry. advanced manufacturing is a delicate, finely tuned business. minis may be made in the uk, but it's not as straightforward as that. when it comes to symbols of british manufacturing, it doesn't get much more iconic than this.
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but how british is a mini? well, the steering wheel is from romania, the front lights are from spain, the rear lights are from poland, the crankshaft is from france. and these components can go back and forth several times between here and the eu. in fact, of the components that go into this car, 60% come from the eu. you get a real picture of how it takes a continent to build a car. so why not simply source more parts here in the uk? there just isn't the uk supplier infrastructure here. 15 million cars produced in europe, 1.5 million here, the sourcing tends to be in europe because that's where the main factories doing this sort of business are. the government insisted it is listening to business and wants the same things from the negotiation. our intention is to avoid unnecessary frictions at the border, to avoid tariffs. we couldn't be clearer in terms of our understanding
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of what the economy needs, and that is to be able to continue to operate a sophisticated, modern, just—in—time production system. airbus and bmw have long harboured concerns over brexit. with nine months to go before we leave the eu, those concerns have turned to alarm. simon jack, bbc news. football, and the world cup continues in russia. the group games are coming thick and fast, and there were great results for nigeria, switzerland, and those perennial favourites brazil. the bbc‘s tim allman has been watching all the action. there's leaving it late — and then there's leaving it late. these brazil fans were celebrating after a vital win at this world cup. but they know just how lucky they were.
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yes, we are so happy. at the end of the game we scored. and that's awesome. that's the best thing, the best feeling ever. oh my gosh! he saved us so many times. it's got to be our day. and then what happened happened. and what happened was this. brazil, looking to overcome fierce costa rican resistance, thought they got a penalty, but then those magic letters, var, popped up again. and the referee changed his mind. it seems like we were heading to a 0—0 draw. but come injury time, philippe coutinho managed to poke home and nod down from roberto firmino. 1—0 would have done, but they got a second. neymar scoring his first goal of the tournament.
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brazil not all that impressive, but doing what they have to do. staying in group b and serbia hoped to seal a place in the knockout stage, taking an early lead against switzerland. but things turned around in the second half. first granit xhaka making it 1—1, then in the 90th minute, a brilliant solo effort from xherdan shaqiri it made it 2—1. still a lot of sorting out to do in this group. it's not much clearer in group d. nigeria doing their chances no harm at all with a 2—1 wheel over iceland. ahmed musa getting both goals. this one a possible contender for best of the tournament. iceland did have a chance to make it 2—1, but gylfi sigurdsson‘s penalty flew over the bar. when it's not your day,
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it's not your day. 0n on sunday, history will be made in saudi arabia when women get behind the wheel. a deeply conservative kingdom is lifting its ban on women driving. human rights campaigners say the change is long overdue, and that saudi women continue to be second—class citizens. so, we have a roundabout up ahead. in the driving seat, at last. saudi women, still fully covered, but preparing to hit the open road. this tutor, who has spent years in the uk, provides plenty of reassurance. everyone is terrified from roundabouts. do you remember? yeah. you were terrified, now you can do it. it's easy. this is a very new image of saudi arabia having women at the wheel. and it's a picture the authorities are happy for the world to see. but change here is tightly
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controlled, it's directed from the top and it's the authorities who set the pace. especially the saudi crown prince, mohammed bin salman, whose image is hard to miss here. he's a self—styled reformer, but critics say hidden from view, there's a darker picture. leading women's rights activists have recently been jailed, including loujain al—hathloul, a public face of the driving campaign. she's seen here in 2014, daring to defy the ban. this should have been a moment of celebration. instead, it is a bittersweet moment for the women's rights activists who have been fighting for this reform for almost three decades now. they remain now, behind bars, silenced or enforced into self—exile. so this is this point, this is not the biggest one... but many saudi women are focused
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on new freedom and some on new wheels, like nadia. oh, it smells nice. the leather smells nice. when car shopping in the past, she only checked out the back seat. every time i bought a car i had a tear in my eye thinking, oh my god i'm not i going to be driving it. it's the driver who's going to have the first step on it. and that kind of use to break my heart because it's my money, my car, i want to be able to be the first one to drive it out from the showroom back to the house. that never happened. now it is happening. the change here is not cosmetic, it's aimed at getting more women into the workforce and diversifying the oil reliant economy. but saudi women hope it will also fuel the slow move towards equality. 0rla guerin, bbc news, riyadh. now, some of you might remember this
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quy- # i have a pen, i have a pineapple! the youtube star's hit, pen pineapple apple pen, has knocked up more than 200 million views, and he was even chosen to perform for donald trump during the us president's official visit to japan last year. well, now pikotaro has discovered a new use for his music! it helps stop babies crying! when the comedian played his hit song to his bawling newborn daughter, she stopped crying. even the doctors who delivered her have approved of the new lullaby. you've got to do what you can. don't forget, you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter. i'm @alpapatel. hello.
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talk of a heatwave, i'm pretty sure, will be met with cheers and groans in equal measure. that's next week. the warming of our weather gathers pace this weekend. cloudier skies for some on saturday compared with friday. not all of us are going to be dry, as i will show you in a moment. it is high pressure, settling, drying weather which is building across the uk, you can see the warmer colours moving in as well. the temperatures had up as a further into next week, as we will see in a moment. that said, early risers saturday morning, there will be a chill around. temperatures quite widely into single figures, overnight averages will be heading up as well. as we look at the picture into saturday, cloud around for northern scotland, there will be some outbreaks of rain, especially into the northern isles and quite breezy here compared with elsewhere. elsewhere, light winds
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and extensive high cloud. the sun will be hazier that it has been. the winds are very light, but quite breezy with the cloud and outbreaks of rain in northern scotland. hazy sunshine though. clearer skies across southern parts. temperatures heading up a few degrees you. elsewhere, many not too much of a difference yet. more of a difference on sunday. the rain will clear away for much of northern scotland in three saturday evening and night. a bit early sunday into shetland. elsewhere, under clear skies, temperatures dip, but again maybe not quite as far as they have been doing. more places holding up into double figures. on sunday, high pressure plonked is right across the british isles. the weather fronts being steered well to the north. early rain in shetland will clear away. for most, there will hardly be a cloud in the sky. a little hazy in places, particularly across southern parts, out through some eastern areas of england. patchy cloud in north—west scotland. they are the exceptions to an otherwise glorious part two of the weekend. the warmth begins to gather pace. more of us into the low 20s on sunday.
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bit of cloud towards north—west scotland on monday. elsewhere, plenty of sunshine. the temperatures go up further, low to mid 20s on monday. it is widely into the mid—20s and maybe upper 20s as well as we look beyond that. the hotspots getting new 30 celsius for the first time this year. it will be a bit cooler on the coast. remember the overnight temperatures warming up a bit as well. high uv and very high pollen levels in places. it looks likely we will make 30 celsius at some stage next week. this is bbc news. here are the headlines. president trump has hosted campaigners whose relatives we re hosted campaigners whose relatives were murdered by our document of migrants. it is seen as an effort to regain the initiative from outrage over the separation of migrant families bossing the border with mexico. hundreds of children remain separated despite a change in policy. the united nations human
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rights council has accused venezuela's security forces geli hundreds of people under the pretext of fighting crime and then taking evidence that might have killed. the un human rights chief has called for an enquiry into the alleged abuses. and on day nine of the world cup, brazil narrowly escaped an embarrassing draw and beat costa rica 2—0. nigeria beat iceland 2—0. that makes it more likely that argentina might be able to buy from group d.
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