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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is ben bland. our top stories: an american media report says the trump administration is planning new detention centres for tens of thousands of migrants. and mr trump threatens to impose import duties of 20% on european cars, the latest stage in the trans—atlantic trade war. the un's human rights council says venezuela's security forces have killed hundreds under the pretext of fighting crime. and italy says malta has refused to take in 200 migrants currently on board a mediterranean rescue ship. media reports in the united states say its navy is drawing up plans to build detention centres on remote military bases, to house 25,000
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illegal immigrants. the us department defence reportedly plans to build what are described as "austere" detention centres at abandoned airfields in california, alabama and arizona. earlier, president trump has pressed the case for greater border security, meeting with people whose family members were killed by undocumented immigrants. meanwhile, along the southern border, hundreds of children remain separated from their parents. the bbc‘s aleem maqbool reports. 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. 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
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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." 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 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,
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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, 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
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split over border security. the president's new order that's meant to end family separations, signed under huge pressure, doesn't change that. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in el paso. 0ur washington correspondent chris buckler nowjoins us now. what's more do we know about these reports in the us media about these plans to build detention centres in remote areas? earlier this week donald trump did say to the pentagon he wanted to build 20,000 extra beds to facilitate migrant children. it seems beyond that, arms of the military here are now considering what more they could potentially do. this memo comes from time magazine. it isa this memo comes from time magazine. it is a memo passed between senior officers in the us navy. from what
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it says, it is looking at potentially building facilities for tens of thousands of migrants. it talks about being able to build a facility that would deal with 5000 migrants within 60 days, and then it says each month after that it could add up to 10,000 migrants at a time. these are largely, again, makeshift facilities based upon thames. if you look at the money involved here they estimate it would be about $233 million, according to time's reporting, to construct and operate a facility to 25,000 people over a six—month period. when you look at that it gives you an idea of the amount of money donald trump was like administration is going to have to put into dealing with this administer —— with this immigration crisis. beyond that, and i think this is a line the media in america will focus on, when it talks about building facilities it talks about building facilities it talks about building temporary and austere facilities. if you consider that these are mainly constructive of tents there will be a lot of focus
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onjust how will tents there will be a lot of focus on just how will these migrants are being looked after and i suspect the border will remain a focus for reporting for some time to come. chris, thank you. away from immigration, and president trump has threatened to impose import duties 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. it's notjust the transpacific trade war with china, 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
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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. 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 video streaming service, netflix, has sacked its director of communications, over his repeated use of a racist word in company meetings. jonathan friedland had used the n—word at work on two occasions. netflix has stressed that this was not in line with the company's values.
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the first incident was during a meeting discussing offensive language. another time was during a meeting to discuss the first incident. the company said there had been several complaints. a united nations report has accused venezuela's security forces of killing hundreds of people under the pretext of fighting crime. venezuela has in the past dismissed human rights allegations as "lies", as the country goes through a protracted political and economic crisis. andrew plant reports. anti—government activists in clashes with venezuela's national guard. a scene common in a country in a protracted economic crisis. some estimates say 87% of venezuela ns are now living in poverty. now a un report accuses the security forces of hundreds of killings under the guise of a crackdown on crime. there are raids conducted in poor neighbourhoods to arrest so—called criminals without a judicial warrant, then there was the killing of young men who fit the profile, in some cases in their homes, and finally the security forces
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would tamper with the scene so that the killings would appear to have occurred in an exchange of fire. at the northern tip of south america, venezuela has huge oil reserves, the largest in the world. many believe the profits, though, are squandered, siphoned off by corruption. president nicolas maduro accused of increasingly authoritarian rule. juan pablo's family one of dozens who say they are unable to getjustice after he was killed, shot by police, they say, demonstrating in the capital caracas last year. translation: it's been one year since our son was killed. we have been denied justice by the office of the public prosecutor. no one would allow us to identify the guard responsible for killing our son. amid hyperinflation and severe shortages, the report says families search for food in bins, while protesters face the possibility of detention, ill treatment, and torture. the venezuelan government has
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previously dismissed criticism and denied the problems exist. the office for the high commissioner for human rights is now calling for an immediate enquiry, saying no one is being held to account and that venezuela's rule of law has virtually disappeared. andrew plant, bbc news. the pentagon has announced the indefinite cancellation of two us marine corps training exercises with south korea. it follows the decision earlier in the week to suspend a majorjoint military exercise between the two countries which had been planned for august. a spokesperson said the move was aimed towards the implication of the agreements reached at the summit in singapore between us president donald trump and north korean leader kimjong. italy says malta has
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refused its request to take in a boat run by a charity carrying more than 200 rescued migrants in the mediterranean. 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 a port. the nearest european countries, malta and italy, do not want to take 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. this
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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 news. still to come, brazil escape world cup embarrassment with a pair of last—minute goals. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed
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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 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: the us navy is reported to be making plans to set up detention centres on military bases to house tens
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of thousands of migrants. president trump has threatened to impose a 20% import duty on cars from the european union in the latest stage of the trans—atlantic trade war. the release of five men accused of gang raping a teenager in spain has sparked mass protests around the country. the group known as wolf pack, were convicted of the 2016 attack during pamplona's running of the bulls festival, but have been released pending an appeal. the decision has sparked outcry from the public and political sphere as women call for reforms in the justice system, including tougher punishment for sex crimes. georgina smythe reports. 0n the street of spain. tens of thousands of women chant "here we are, the feminists" and "it is not
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abuse, it's rape". 0utside are, the feminists" and "it is not abuse, it's rape". outside the headquarters of the ministry of justice in madrid. protesters are calling the men's release patriarchal justice after an 18—year—old woman was attacked in a whole weight during pamplona's running of the bulls festival in 2060 -- running of the bulls festival in 2060 —— always will stop the men, from seville, walked free from prison. three of them pictured here from pamplona after each paying $7,000 bail, an order by spanish court, as they await the outcome of an appeal against court, as they await the outcome of an appealagainstan court, as they await the outcome of an appeal against an a newjail sentence. the men, whojoked about the assault in a whatsapp group called the wolf pack, were acquitted in april and instead jailed on the lesser crime of sexual abuse, leading to protests on the street. their premature release has also been criticised in the political sphere. translation: we were surprised by
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the release order because a general rule in these cases is that a convicted person remanded in custody is kept in prison, especially when he has a nine—year sentence. is kept in prison, especially when he has a nine-year sentence. new prime minister pedro sanchez has promised to hold training forjudges in gender equality. georgina smythe, bbc news. a service of thanksgiving has taken place at westminster abbey to mark 70 years since hundreds of caribbean migrants disembarked from the ship, the empire windrush, to help rebuild post—war britain. the government continues to face criticism, after it emerged that some of the so—called windrush generation and their descendants had wrongly faced deportation. adina campbell reports. gospel music. music from the kingdom gospel choir — a fitting tribute to mark 70 years since windrush migrants came over from the caribbean. more than 2000 guests were part of today's service at westminster abbey and two of them met for the very first time. you guys are the same age, on the same ship.
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alfred gardner and john richards, who are both 92 and from jamaica, were on empire windrush back in 19118. something like this, i mean... you know, make me feel we're still alive. and we're still doing well. everything looking right. 0ther windrush migrants also settled here in bristol, a city with a deep—rooted caribbean community, which over the last 70 years, has grown and continues to remember the connection to the empire windrush. but a dark cloud continues to hang over the treatment of caribbean people since the windrush scandal came to light. today this it has been a happy
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occasion, of hope and joy. many do not want to lose sight of those who have been deeply affected by the events of recent months. churchill floods have hit south—western romania. authorities sent teams to climo mortar from the homes. the rain only lasted 20 minutes but exceeded 70 metres per square metre, the amount usually seen square metre, the amount usually seenin square metre, the amount usually seen in one month. —— cliett mud and water. —— cliett mud and water. ‘a storm in a teacup'. that's what boris becker has called a new row over whether his diplomatic passport for the central african republic is genuine. the tennis star, declared bankrupt last year, is being pursued in the high court in london. his lawyers are claiming he has immunity from proceedings because of his diplomatic status. but now the republic's foreign minister says the passport is a fake. james robbins reports. that's it!
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he's done it! astonishing scenes 33 summers ago. at 17, boris becker became the youngest wimbledon champion ever. here is a man who has made a fairy story come true. that year, 1985, boris becker made his first million. but fast forward to last year and he was declared bankrupt. then in april this year the tennis star was photographed with the president of the central african republic. boris becker announced his appointment as a diplomat, the country's sport and cultural attache to the eu. his lawyers claim that his new diplomatic passport gives immunity from court proceedings. but now the country's foreign minister is claiming that passport is a fake. translation: the signature of the minister at the bottom of the passport is not genuine. and the seal stamp of the ministry, on the passport, is not the right one. therefore, based on that, we immediately conclude that this is a false passport. but the former champion rejects that. boris becker has told andrew marr...
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i have received this passport from the ambassador, i have spoken to the president on many occasions, it was an official inauguration. i believe the documents they're giving me must be right. and responding to a new threat by the central african republic to extradite him to stand trial... i'm happy any time soon to visit bangui, the capital, and to speak to the people about how we can move forward and resolve this misunderstanding and this confusion. this was wimbledon last year. a 35—year—old dominating tennis. and boris becker, the commentator, insists he'll be back there next month as usual. james robbins, 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 perennialfavourites — brazil. the bbc‘s tim allman has been watching all the action. there's leaving it late —
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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. 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,
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but they got a second. neymar scoring his first goal of the tournament. 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, it's not your day. tim allman, bbc news. and to keep up to date with what's going on in the world cup go to the bbc sport website.
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everything you need is there: team news, interviews, results, and fixtures — building up to the final onjuly 15th. go to bbc.dot.com/worldcup. it's a celebration of culture, innovation and design in the north of england. the great exhibition of the north, which has just got under way, will last for 80 days. thousands of people lined the banks of the river tyne to watch its launch with a spectacular night time show. 0ur arts editor will gompertz reports from newcastle. welcome to our future and all she endows. this is our dream, our vision. lemn sissay, reading his latest poem from the gateshead millennium bridge. this is the backbone of britain. and they say it is cold. it is a rallying cry, an invitation, a love letterfrom him to you to come and see the great exhibition of the north. the great exhibition of the north it signifies and shows the change that's happened.
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people come to manchester as they come to newcastle and say this is not the place i remember 20, 30 years ago. and it is not and it needs to be writ large in the culture and the mindset of britain. there is no single venue for this great exhibition, a £30 million multisite, three—month event, which the organisers say has something for everybody — from street art to street dance. the turner prize shortlisted artist, michael dean has put on a powerful, politically—charged show, it is a stark reflection on the realities of poverty and homelessness. i don't like to use expensive materials. i use materials out of fear that i will have to go back to living on a council estate and have absolutely no traction and absolutely no means of supporting myself, other than scrabbling for jobs or looking for hand—outs. so you can still make art when you have naught. it is fair to say not
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everybody is fully aware of this great exhibition. i honestly don't know much about it. does the north need a great exhibition? i don't know, i think the north's great as it is. it's great they are doing it in the northern area. it brings people to newcastle to see how beautiful it actually really is. the discovery museum has welcomed home a local celebrity. robert stephenson's famous rocket, made in newcastle in 1829, is now a star attraction and fine example of the sort of pioneering northern creativity the exhibition wants to showcase, from the past to the present. look at the northern women around you now. shout about them, appreciate them. it's notjust about history, being able to carbon date them. will gompertz, bbc news, newcastle. that is it for the moment. see you
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soon. 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 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.
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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. 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.
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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. i'm ben bland. our top stories: an american media report says the trump administration is planning new detention centres for tens of thousands of migrants. according to time magazine," temporary and osteo facilities" will house tens of thousands of migrants at disused airfields. —— austere. the un's human rights council says venezuela's security forces have killed hundreds under the pretext of fighting crime. the human rights chief has called foran the human rights chief has called for an international 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. this makes it more
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likely argentina might be able to qualify from group d. switzerland to get 2—1 victory against serbia. —— took a.
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