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this is the briefing. i'm samantha simmonds. our top story: the pentagon says two military bases in texas are to be used as temporary camps to house migrants. it's not known if families will be allowed to stay there together. delight and despair at the world cup, as portugal and spain make the knockout stages. i'm rajini vaidyanathan in moscow, where it's crunch time for argentina, denmark and france. we look ahead to today's crucial world cup deciders. fake news fuels a murder spree in southern india. police demand an end to dangerous rumours on social media. clear for take—off: the uk‘s parliament vote in favour of an expansion of london's main airport, heathrow. business groups welcome the decision but environmentalists are up in arms. i'll be speaking to to a travel expert in the business briefing. a warm welcome to the programme —
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briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. and you can be part of the conversation. tell us what you think. just use the hashtag #bbcthebriefing. the pentagon has confirmed that two military bases in texas would be used as temporary camps to house migrants. last week president trump said he would end the practice of separating these migrants from their children. more than 2,000 youngsters have been affected since his administration introduced the policy in april. 0ur correspondent david willis has this story. no cages, no wire mesh in the latest
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pictures of a detention centre for children separated from their pa rents children separated from their parents at the border. this government issued video shows a temporary shelter in a texas town, where more than 300 children are currently being held. all part of an effort to cast a policy that has proven deeply divisive in a slightly better light. but such is the current clamour to cross into the united states that the pentagon is preparing to make texas military bases, capable, it is thought, of housing up to 20,000 migrant children. we provide logistics support and we are not going to get into the political aspect, providing housing chopperfor into the political aspect, providing housing chopper for those who into the political aspect, providing housing chopperfor those who need it, or is a legitimate government function. this one i recognise the political aspects of it, but for us it isa political aspects of it, but for us it is a logistic operative. such was
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the outcry of the zero tolerance policy that the president changed course last week, signing an order to end the separation of children from theirfamilies. to end the separation of children from their families. but there to end the separation of children from theirfamilies. but there is confusion over whether policy stands now. the white house has conceded the government doesn't have the resources to detain all of the family is crossing the border illegally, yet the country's top law officer insist the trump administration isn't backing down. the president has made this clear, we are going to continue to prosecute those adults who enter here illegally. we are going to do everything in our power however, to avoid separating families. all federal agencies are working hard to publish this goal. yet for parents who have been and still are separated from their children, the heartache is considerable. translation: i never imagined they we re translation: i never imagined they were going to take my son away. i
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thought they would send us wherever together. the most difficult thing was being separated from my daughter. she cried, calling to me, saying she wanted to be with me. daughter. she cried, calling to me, saying she wanted to be with mem was the most difficult moment of my life. i wasn't expecting it. was the most difficult moment of my life. iwasn't expecting it. an official gave me the news that i would separated from my son because i was facing a criminal charge. since many of those detained at the border are from central america, it is thought that some parents have actually considered abandoning their asylu m actually considered abandoning their asylum claims in the hope that doing so asylum claims in the hope that doing so might lead to a cricket reunion with their children. —— quicker. president trump has criticised the motorcycle maker harley davidson for its decision to transfer some of its production outside the united states. the company said the move was needed to avoid increased tariffs on a range of us imports by the european union. the eu targeted a range of american goods after mr trump imposed tariffs on aluminium and steel imports.
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chris buckler has this report from washington. from the roar of the engine to to the iconic image, harley—davidson evokes a sense of america. but fewer will be made in the usa. steel has been targeted by the eu in the tit—for—tat trade battle with america. although donald trump is boasted this of harley—davidson. .. made in america: harley—davidson. ..the company that he welcomed to the white house is looking to shift much of its production overseas. the european union is trying to punish us workers because they have engaged repeatedly in unfair trade practices and the president is saying enough is enough and we would like to work with the eu on a level playing field. when donald trump imposed steep
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tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, retaliation was expected. and the european union have focused on all american products, made in the heartlands where the president has sought support, like bluejeans, bourbon, and harley—davidsons. one of these motorcycles is a big 1000cc harley—davidson... but the company's glory days of easy riding are now long behind. sales in the united states have slumped and customers in other countries have become much more important. until you have been on a harley—davidson, you have not been on a motorcycle. but just last week, the firm was warning to get on one of their bikes in europe would inevitably cost more. translation: of course this will impact on price.
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we will try to make this as painless as possible, but no company can foot this alone. in the short—term, harley—davidson now says that it intends to absorb the extra costs of $2200 for each motorcycle. that could amount to $100 million a year. but the longer—term plan of taking production out of the us is worrying some republicans. yet donald trump seems determined to move ahead, even if that looks like america going it alone. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. state media in syria says israeli missiles have struck an area close to damascus international airport. the head of the monitoring group — syrian 0bservatory for human rights — said syrian air defences "failed to intercept the missiles". israel has warned of a growing iranian military presence in syria, which it sees as a threat to its own safety. a danish cargo ship carrying 108 migrants rescued last week off the coast of libya has been allowed to dock in sicily. but another rescue ship, operated by a german charity, remains stranded in international waters, with more than 230 rescued migrants on board. on monday, italy's interior minister, matteo salvini,
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insisted the ship will not be allowed to enter any italian port. us astronaut buzz aldrin is suing two of his children — and his former business manager alleging they stole money from him and are slandering his legacy. the lawsuit was filed one week after his children petitioned to take control of his finances because of "cognitive decline". the 88—year—old was the second man to walk on the surface of the moon. a major expansion at the uk's busiest airport has been given the go—ahead with a third runway at london heathrow. the proposal passed by 415 votes to 119, a majority of 296. but there are doubts about the airport's ability to raise the money, with fears that passengers and taxpayers might end up footing part of the bill. nina trentmann is from the wall streetjournal.
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good morning to you. so, this decision has taken decades in the making. finally it has been given the go—ahead by parliament and business groups are delighted to. yes. it is something people have been waiting for years and years. i but my mother who did an internship in the uk in the 80s or early 90s we re in the uk in the 80s or early 90s were saying they were talking about this at the time. something which, of course, is you still have people on both sides saying it is a good or bad decision. for people living in this area you will have hundreds of houses demolished, diversion of traffic and people will say it is still a bad decision. we have had environmental groups saying this is not really a good solution for the country but from a business point of view, especially in this time after brexit, the government is now saying this is a sign for the uk being open
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to business and actually getting things through, even though sometimes it takes a while. and extending link to the world, connecting the uk more to the world. from a business point of view that isa from a business point of view that is a good point to. it will take many years, still having to go through various challenges in the court. at the cost is staggering, £40 billion. we still don't know exactly how that is going to be paid for and whether or not that will be passed on to passengers, even though there have been assurances from the airport that they won't. the government has been saying that this will be without additional cost to the taxpayer and the operating group behind heathrow has been saying it won't either. airlines have been vocalin won't either. airlines have been vocal in the run—up to this saying that you have to build this as cheap as possible in order to make sure that we don't, as airlines using this airport, are not charged higher
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fees for departing passengers. so far we haven't really seen a detailed cost structure from heathrow as to how they think they will finance this in the long run, but it is a big bill. i will be talking to the boss of heathrow airport injust over talking to the boss of heathrow airport in just over an hour. talking to the boss of heathrow airport injust over an hour. will see clarity he can give us. see you a little later. let's get to the world cup now and get the latest from moscow. rajini vaidyanathan is there. welcome to a very sunny morning here in moscow. we are now getting into decision time here at the world cup and there was lots of action last night. portugal and spain have qualified, not without drama those. i have arrived in moscow yesterday andi i have arrived in moscow yesterday and i got my first taste of world cup action watching russia play uruguay with russian fans. russia is through anyway but they did lose last night three nil. lots of
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disappointed faces because it wasn't a great performance on the home side. lets get back to the portuguese and spanish games, where var played a huge role. the outcome was just as expected. portugal and spain through to the last 16. the journey though was anything but easy. it was the moment all of portugal thought their team were through to the knockout stage. magic from their striker, if only it was that simple. frustrations boiled over. var showing up an incident off the ball, but the referee only showing yellow. late in the second half, the iranians were handed a lifeline. in a game dominated by controversy, portugal earned a penalty. there was no mistake with the second kick. for moments, an iranian player had a chance to be a national hero. just for a moment.
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portugal swiping through to face uruguay. iran are thinking what could have been. almost 2000 kilometres away, spain too narrowly avoided an early exit. it was a scoreline no—one predicted. spain 1, morocco 2. but in the dying seconds, the moment came from the spanish. a tap in ruled out by the referee but overturned by var. heartbreakfor morocco, while spain were linked through as group winners. their prize is a last 16 tie with the hosts, who were given a reality check by uruguay. russia rumbled 3—0 in samara. now let's look ahead to today's gain. in group c, surely a really
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need to win their match to stand any chance of qualifying. france are already through, taking on denmark in the group's already through, taking on denmark in the groups are the gain. it is still not confirmed who willjoin the france in the last 16. in group d, croatia take on iceland copy croatia are through but it is all to play for four the rest of the team. argentina playing in nigeria. argentina playing in nigeria. argentina have had a dreadful tournament by their standards, so everybody will be wondering whether lionel messi's side can turn it around a. will have more action on the bbc news channel. stay with us on the briefing. also on the programme: challenging traditions in tunisia: tuning in to the arab world's first lgbt radio station. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade center, armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law,
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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 onjune 8, 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. after portugal and spain
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booked their place in the next round of the world cup — denmark and france hope to follow suit. the pentagon says two military bases in texas are to be used as temporary camps to house migrants. it's not known if families will be allowed to stay there together. (pres) a militant alleged to have been a key part of the cell responsible for the murder of former pakistani prime minister benazir bhutto has appeared in a video by a faction of the pakistani taliban. —— a militant. the man known as ikramullah is alleged to have been a back—up suicide bomber at the scene of ms bhutto's assassination in december 2007. but in the video obtained by the bbc he denies any involvement in the crime. 0ur correspondent secunder kermani is in islamabad. remind us about mrs bhutto's political career and the assassination? it bhutto was twice elected prime
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minister of pakistani after a period in exile, returning to the country in 2007 planning on taking part in politics once again but she was killed in 2007 in december of that year. a suicide bomber struck a rally that she was bleeding in the city. it was a huge moment in pakistan. she was a very popular figure here and according to the investigation, the suicide bomber was a teenage boy but he wasn't the only attack of air at the valley. another teenage boy who is also a backup suicide bomber was there. his role was to blow himself up in case the first attacker didn't succeed. the first attacker did succeed service of a teenage boy known as ikramullah left the scene, and went on to become a senior figure. he's
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been on the country's most wanted list but until now, we haven't heard anything from him about his alleged involvement in the crime. what are the authorities saying. ——7 involvement in the crime. what are the authorities saying. --? in this video, ikramullah says that he wasn't involved in this crime but the authorities say that's not really feasible. they point to evidence obtained from telephone intercepts, they point to confessional statements from other suspects and they point to a book that was actually published by the main faction of the pakistani taliban earlier this year which after a decade actually officially acknowledged the group and ikramullah were responsible for this attack on benazir bhutto. the question is why ikramullah's released this denial video now. one
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source suggested it's because ikramullah had been openly at —— openly and proudly claiming his responsibility but because of that, his family got a lot of pressure from the pakistani security services said he decided to issue this denial isa said he decided to issue this denial is a way of relieving the pressure on him. either way, is a way of relieving the pressure on him. eitherway, it is a way of relieving the pressure on him. either way, it renewed focus on him. either way, it renewed focus on one of the most high—profile cases in pakistan's history. in india, false rumours about child kidnapping gangs circulating on social media have led to a spate of brutal murders. eight people have been killed by lynch mobs in the past two months. danjohnson reports from bangalore, the heart of india's silicon valley, where police are appealing to the public — and the media — to stop the spread of fake news. a warning there are some graphic images in his report. here, the drip feed of fake news stirred a frenzy of rumour, and an innocent life was lost. kaluram was 25, an outsider who came to these streets in search of work. he found people gripped by suspicion and fear. "tie him up", they shout, "hit him". people mistook him for a child kidnapper, based on these fake rumour on whatsapp and facebook. they started thrashing him,
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they dragged him on the road. there are women in the crowd. and look who's pulling him, they're just children. then, kaluram's beaten with cricket bats and sticks. left in the road, he died on the way to hospital. this is not some remote village, this is bangalore — india's third city, it's modern and diverse, the heart of the it industry. and yet here, under this flyover, kalu became a victim of india's fake news firestorm. this is the footage that worried so many, apparently evidence of the kidnapping threat. and look, we found the same viral videojust yards from where kalu was killed. do you believe that video was real? yeah, yeah. i believe it's real. but this isn't a real abduction, it's not even in india. the unedited version shows it's actually a child safety film from pakistan. everyone thinks this is real, but after the police informed us, we now know this is fake.
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but whatsapp messages talked of 200 kidnappers coming to bangalore, and when news channels reported the rumours, 5000 were said to be hunting for children. the headline warned parents to be aware. translation: after watching these videos and the news, we are concerned about the safety of our children. translation: we don't believe the police, but when we see the videos, it makes us unsure. i wonder what's true and what's not. and it's cheap smart phones that spread such uncertainty so quickly, so the police must ply the streets to uphold the truth. the antidote to poisonous rumours, reassurance for an anxious community. and online too, officers are detecting the lies, trying to dispel the myths. people are spreading such type of news,
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which are not authenticated. across india, eight lives have been lost in this wave of fallacy defeating fact. fake news is a challenge we all grapple with, but here it is proving deadly. danjohnson, bbc news, bangalore. homosexuality is both illegal and widely considered to be unacceptable in tunisia. but since the 2011 revolution, people have seen that standing up for their beliefs can result in change. now lgbt activists have set up what's being called the arab world's first gay radio station. ed ram has more. this is what the inside of the arab world's first lgbt radio station looks like. shams rad was set up last december. like much of the arab
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world, practising homosexuality is illegal in tunisia. it is punishable by illegal in tunisia. it is punishable byup illegal in tunisia. it is punishable by up to three years in prison and was only last year that government said it would only stop forced banal examinations of people suspected of homosexuality. since 2011, people have been free to express themselves however they like but for many tunisians, even discussion of lgbt issuesis tunisians, even discussion of lgbt issues is offensive and he has received abuse since the station went to air. i have had 4700 hate m essa 9 es went to air. i have had 4700 hate messages and messages of abuse. but it hasn't put him off. we believe in this project as a way to create awareness. it was important to keep broadcasting —— broadcasting and that would have been unthinkable a few years ago in tunisia but the social issues it's addressing and the challenges it is making for
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traditional religious norms are part ofa traditional religious norms are part of a wider regional conversation. in a luxury tunas hotel, progressive islamic scholars are meeting to discuss how less traditional values can be accepted. this former minister says the lgbt discussant —— discussion has a place in modern discourse. everybody should have the liberty to express their thoughts, identity and culture freely. the traditional way of thinking and society is on the way out. but in a religious context, that is a progressive standpoint and outside liberal circles, the majority of tunisians follow more traditional thinking. they are perverts. we are not calling for them to be executed but i think they are ill and need treatment. after international pressure, the station's parent organisation, shams, was the first
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lg bt organisation, shams, was the first lgbt group to be recognised by the tunisian government. despite the opposition, in the studio, the lgbt conversation continues and there is hope that talk will make a change. stay with me on bbc news, i'll be back with the business briefing in just a few moments. stay with us here on bbc news so much more to come. we have got many more days of this very warm, if not hot weather, like it or not. across the country, just a bit of fairweather cloud here and there. that's pretty much it. monday was the hottest day of the year so far. we broke 30 celsius in london and in many areas, the temperatures were in the mid or high 20s. the jet stream is way to the north of that. we had been forecasting that this week, it is certainly where we expected it to be. to the south of that, we have the high pressure,
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which is very much and could across the southern part of the uk, some parts of scandinavia, and this whole swathe of europe here is really starting to feel the heat. very little happening on the weather front. just clear skies, light winds, a pretty warm start for the day on tuesday. in many major towns and cities across central and southern britain, temperatures will be around the mid twenties. a little bit fresher in eastern scotland and the north—east of england. tuesday, there is going to bejust a little bit more of an onshore wind, we think, closer to the eastern coast here. that means as the temperatures rise, the heat is going to build a little further to the east. that is perhaps where the highest temperatures will be. norwich no longer that hot. the sun is very strong, the temperatures may be only in the low 20s. london could be around 27 or 28. we could be hitting somewhere around 30 degrees around the east midlands, for example. then i would not be surprised if it
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hist 30 again in london. the pressure across europe and parts of southern scandinavia here, but look towards the mediterranean. so italy, greece, the balkans, not so great there. great thunderstorms. so just because it's hot here, it does not mean it is great across europe. a little bit of a breeze there. hull down to norwich will probably see warmer temperatures and that heat a little bit cooler towards the west. temperatures will probably be hitting 30 degrees in one or two spots. outlook for the next few days, temperatures will be hitting around 30. bye— bye. this is the business briefing. i'm samantha simmonds. cleared for take—off. the uk's parliament vote in favour of an expansion of london's main airport, heathrow. business groups welcome
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the decision, but environmentalists are up in arms. india hosts a meeting of the china—led asian infrastructure investment bank. we'll find out what's on the agenda for china's version of the world bank. and on the markets: fears of a ballooning global trade war have sent asian stocks down, following steep falls on wall street, amid reports that washington was readying for a new phase in its economic confrontation with china.
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