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hello, this is outside source. shock at the world cup — the title holders germany are knocked out of the tournament — beaten by south korea ajudge steps down in the united states — we'll explain why that could have a major impact there for years to come. another big summit on the cards for president trump a long—awaited meeting with russia's president vladimir putin has now been decided on. the rescue boat lifeline finds a pot —— find safe harbour in malta but that has not stopped the row in europe about what to do about migrants coming from africa. and remember if you want to get in touch — the hashtag is #bbcos. hello and welcome. let's start with the world cup. and this tweet from germany's official twitter account, which sums things up pretty well:
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they lost to south korea 2—0, a match they had to win. olly foster has been watching events in moscow. and joins me now. a shock result, speechless is what the teens they. yes. words that we have never uttered before. germany out of the world cup at the group stage. never happened to them before in their history, you have to go back to 1938 a straight knockout round when they faltered at the first hurdle. they've gotten is —— progressively worse it seems. they lost to mexico, they got a lucky winner against sweden but we thought just like the other big teens here at the tournament that have had their little wobbles early on —— big teens, the germans surely would come back. they had their chances, a
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couple of headers, very well saved by the south korean‘s goalkeeper. he could have won it, came off his shoulder and as they were pushing for the goal they needed knowing what was going on in the other match in south korea caught them on the break. kim made it1—0, the in south korea caught them on the break. kim made it 1—0, the germans staring down the barrel there and then they sent their keeper up as an extra striker and then south korea scored a second. they are going home, but what a famous defeat for them because they finished above germany in that group —— a famous win for them. germany absolutely humbled and humiliated. the raining champions, four—time winners, a team that has never failed to get to a semifinal underneath their manager. what is that, 12 years or something like that? the head coach says the disappointment of us being eliminated is huge. we did not deserve to be winning the world cup again. we did not deserve to move
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into the round of 16, so they go home after day 1a, absolutely incredible that a giant of the world cup will be missing in the knockout stages. very humble words there from them indeed. mexico however are through. they are. even though they lost their final match, this was all pa rt lost their final match, this was all part of the match that put the pressure on germany. that is why they had to really drive for that win against south korea. sweden turned things around. after they lost to germany in their last match this was a win that they had to get and hold germany slipped up. the permutations were mind—boggling at times. there was also an own goal so mexico and sweden march on. they are going through from group as, and for mexico it is brazil next —— group f. for sweden it will be switzerland because we just have the conclusion
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of those two matches in group e. bring us up—to—date on brazil then. always excited when the brazilians are in town. they are playing in moscow. would they faltered, failing to get out of the knockout stages? they got out ofjail against costa rica late on. they looked really good against serbia. perhaps the unlikely goal—scorer to get them under way in serbia against serbia, thiago silva in the second half, a thumping header from him. switzerland only needed a draw to go through in this match, that is after they won against serbia in their last. they were up against post—arica who had no chance of going through whatsoever. really entertaining match, this. they finished 2—2, costa rica going home but at least they scored because they were the last team yet to score at this world cup. that is it. germany out, mexico and sweden going through to the last 16 and on
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thursday we look forward to the final round of group matches and then we know who's going to be facing who in the last 16. a world cup without germany and there is going to be easier to win, isn't it? don't even attempt it. as always in moscow, thank you very much. —— don't even attempt it. the german tea m don't even attempt it. the german team saying speechless and yes, i bet they are. moving on. in the past hour it's been announced that a supreme courtjudge is resigning. this is the man stepping down — justice anthony kennedy, a moderate conservative, retiring after three decades in the role. the 82—year—old is the second oldest judge on the court who earned a reputation as the "swing" vote. he said in a statement: "it has been the greatest honour and privilege... to serve our nation in the federal judiciary for 43 this is the nine person court who president trump now has the opportunity to shape. and in the last hour
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the president had this to say about his selection: we will begin our search for a new justice of the united states supreme court — that will begin immediately. and hopefully we're going to pick somebody who will be as outstanding. so, i just want to thankjustice kennedy for the years of tremendous service. he's a very spectacular man. to get the full significance on what this means i spoke earlier to my collea g u es this means i spoke earlier to my colleagues in washington, anthony. anthony kennedy was one of the more moderate justices on the supreme court. a swing judge on things like gay rights and abortion rights. without him there he will be replaced by someone him there he will be replaced by someone almost certainly was more conservative than him. donald trump has already said he has a list of about 24 candidates, the same list
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that he drew neil gorsuch from one that he drew neil gorsuch from one that vacancy was open when he became president. those 24 people have already been approved by conservatives. their conservative bona fides are well—established, so what i think you will see is a solid conservative majority on the supreme court at this point. if they consider abortion cases, if they consider abortion cases, if they consider gay rights cases in particular, i think this could be a very different type of decision coming out of the supreme court then we have seen for the last few decades. it will set up a big battle in the us senate to confirm whoever donald trump pics, but donald trump says he will move quickly and all it takes at this point is a simple majority in the senate to confirm. there are 51 republicans, 50 if you don't count on mccain was being treated for cancer in arizona, but that still isn't enough to confirm. they could do it by this fall and in time for the new cord to begin hearing new cases. the first monday in october. back to anthony in a moment because there's another
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important story coming from the us. republicans have failed to agree on an immigration bill aimed at solving the current border crisis. the house overwhelmingly voted down the compromise bill 121—301. president trump had tried to rally the party with this tweet: that's despite previously calling it a waste of time. the president has since clarified his position on the bill — this is what he had to say: i told them a few hours ago, i said look, past something or come back with something that would be a derivation, but get something you want. the problem we have is we need democratic votes in the senate and thatis democratic votes in the senate and that is why i don't get overly excited with the house bill right 110w excited with the house bill right now because it is not going to pass in the senate. you'll not get the democrats to vote for anything. if we gave them 100% of what they
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wa nted we gave them 100% of what they wanted and then doubled it may still would not as because —— they still would not as because —— they still would not as because —— they still would not pass because they think it's a good election point. i think it's a good election point. i think it is good for us. the vote follows tuesday's ruling by a california judge that migrant children, who were separated from their parents on the border, must be reunited. san diegojudge, dana sabraw, ordered that children under 5 are reunited with their parents within 14 days. and those over 5 be reunited within 30 days. he criticised the "government's response to address a chaotic circumstance of the government's own making". he was referring to president trump's executive order to keep families together. attempts to overhaul the administration's policy have now stalled — anthony zurcher explained why. it was a compromise between members of the republican party. there was never going to be any democrats who voted for it, but the compromise bill was objected to by conservatives from the right, by
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moderate republicans from the left, and even if they had passed it, it would have gone to the us senate, where there is no chance that it would have been approved. there are enough democrats to block anything there. so, essentially once again, it has been this way for nearly 20 years now, congress has been deadlocked and unable to act on any kind of immigration reform. of course now we are staring at a deadline for donald trump to decide what to do with these families that have been separated, maybe temporarily reunified, but there are existing court orders that the children cannot be held for more than 20 days. what happens when those 20 days are up? does donald trump start separating families ain? we have had one judge weigh in, but it's very clear it is a muddled mess on how to resolve all this, and i think there's going to be more legal action and they're not going to get any help from congress. anthony clarifying that from washington for us.
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stay with us on outside source — still to come... these boys in thailand have been trapped in a cave for four days. rescue efforts to save them have been hampered by heavy rain. we'll have the latest on the search. the military has been called in to help firefighters tackle a huge fire on saddleworth moor. more than 100 homes have been evacuated. earlier david keelan from the greater manchester fire & rescue gave this update. just really an update on the fire crews. continuing to work extremely hard in really hot conditions. we have now got seven ongoing incidents across the moorlands which we are resourcing as well as we can. we have got support from neighbouring fire and rescue services, and indeed some resources and vehicles from up and down different fire and rescue services in the country. we touched on the request for military aid, that has gone in, and that is some requests to assist us move some high—volume pumps by air to locations that we couldn't get
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them to with vehicles to assist us with those water supplies, and also the ability to be able to transport personnel to those more remote areas so that we can get there quicker with more people with the water supplies it will hope to put in place to try and resolve this incident in a quicker nature. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: there's been a major upset at the world cup — the title holders germany have been knocked out of the tournament — after losing to south korea. the worrying news. rising floodwaters are making the search for 12 children
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and their football coach, who are trapped in a cave in thailand, increasingly urgent. they've been missing since saturday. the cave is in the chiang rai region in the country's north. and if we take a closer look, we can see tham laung cave. it's a popular tourist attraction. this network of caves is several kilometres long. the boys are believed to be stranded in this area in the centre. rescue teams have reached just below that area. flooding has blocked the main entrance, which is marked down here. these are some of the key images of the rescue operation. these high pressure pumps are being used to dry and drain waterlogged chambers. in a few hours the search for the group will enter its fifth day. 1,000 soldiers, navy seal divers, police and park rangers are all working to try and find the group.
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here's a look at what they're dealing with, trying to find a way through the network of tunnels. they are trying to break through that network of tunnels i showed you earlier on the map. this has gripped the country. family, friends and locals have been holding vigils at the cave's entrance. rescuers are now searching for other ways to get in to the cave system. jonathan head, sent this update. this is the base from which they are sending out a number of teens to search in the hills that are around here, hoping to find a chimney that will lead down into the caves below. that is the only way at the moment they think they can find these boys. they sold don't know exactly where
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every are. over here you can see these rescue workers have been waiting, equipped climbers, people with experience of click and cave climbing, already teens have gone to other locations waiting for news of a possible chimney —— other teens. if you look at the map they have been looking all over this area, but suitable geography looking for things they concert. these rescue workers had to wait for the soldiers to come back with news and so far despite two days of searching no one has yet found a suitable chimney, something that gives them the prospect of making an expedition down to see if they can't find those boys, so this is very exploratory at the moment. nobody knows when any of this will bear any fruit. we've been walking for about half an hour now into the forest and these very, very steep hills. what the soldiers are trying to do is find some evidence ofa trying to do is find some evidence of a chimney or a whole that might drop down through the limestone rocks into the caves below. all they've got to go on is local
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hearsay, people around here who may have spotted a hole at some point, the locations are not very precise and we've got at least a dozen groups of soldiers fanning out across really tough terrain like this, desperate to find some way in these caves because going through these caves because going through the entrance with all the water as high as it is right now isjust the entrance with all the water as high as it is right now is just not an option for them. they say they've got to explore. the governor of this province has told everybody working on this search and rescue to imagine that those 12 boys are their own sons. it is that big a story here. everybody is rooting for good news. we have not had it. these soldiers arejust part of an we have not had it. these soldiers are just part of an honest effort to find some way to reach them. yes, the urgency as you can hear in jonathan's voice, absolutely desperate for the families there. turning to the us. washington's relations with its traditional allies may be at a low with disputes over trade and other issues — but things are warming up between the united states and its traditional adversary, russia. they've announced a long—anticipated
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summit between vladimir putin and donald trump will go ahead. the announcement came as one of mr trump's top aides —john bolton — met president putin in russia. here they are shaking hands at the kremlin today. there's the foreign minister sergey lavrov in the background. the summit will be the first meeting of the two presidents outside of a broader international summit. it'll take place in a third country — with an exact date to be announced on thursday. here's us national security adviser, john bolton, earlier. i think the president determined that despite the political noise in the united states, that direct communication between him and president putin was in the interest of the united states, in the interest of russia, in the interest of peace and security around the world. so, there may be a certain element of criticism from some in the united states, but i think the president
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believes he's acting the best interest of our country despite that, and that's why he wants to do this. earlier president putin admitted that relations with washington weren't in the best of shape. but he did say that could change. with your visit here to moscow, it is my highest hope that we'll be able to take first steps to restore full—fledged relations russia and the us. bolton is a foreign policy hawk whose taken a tougher stance against russia. he called moscow's interference in the u—s elections an "act of war," and accused mr putin of being a liar. president trump though has a struck a more favourable tone with putin— this is them at their last meeting at the g20 summit last year. he wants russia to be readmitted to the g7 club of world leaders — putting him at odds with us allies. we are joined from... what kind of
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issues do we expect them to discuss. it is really easy to speculate and i will not do that, but i will also talk ——i will not do that, but i will also talk —— i also talked to experts, a former ambassadorfor talk —— i also talked to experts, a former ambassador for poland from the us, mr daniel freed and the director of military analysis for the hudson institute, all wasn't quite sure that the ukraine related sanctions will be on the table and richard of hudson said the possibility of that donald trump will push on letter of the agreements, the minsk agreement, he will push hard because this will
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give donald trump room to negotiate with congress, the idea of slightly lifting the ukraine related sanctions which were put on russia. it is not a great time for an american president to negotiate the idea two is even slightly with the sanctions because he cannot do this decision by himself and needs to seek the approval from congress. so, dealing with vladimir putin regarding the minsk agreement will give him some room for negotiations. also, syria and iran issues will be on the table and potentially according to the experts, the idea of finally defeating isis is also going to be on the table. john bolton insist that there is nothing unusualfor bolton insist that there is nothing unusual for this kind of bolton insist that there is nothing unusualfor this kind of meeting bolton insist that there is nothing unusual for this kind of meeting to ta ke unusual for this kind of meeting to take place, but given the background between these two countries, critics think very differently. right, and
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actually this is not a great time for both of them because the summit between the two presidents, american and russian, is going to happen while the investigation of potential collusion between the donald trump presidential campaign in moscow is still ongoing and it is a domestic issue. another issue which could overs ha d ow issue. another issue which could overshadow the meeting between the two presidents is when exactly this will happen. before donald trump will happen. before donald trump will leave for brussels for talk and then go to visit or after? this will probably give the idea of donald trump's priorities and this actually also concerns a lot of european diplomat. it certainly does. thank you very much for that. for business news we will keep the
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focus on the united states because the supreme court has held a financial blow to certain public—sector unions. —— dealt a financial blow. it's ruled that organised labour cannot collect fees from non—union members working in the public sector at state—level. about 5 million workers are affected. kim gittleson is in new york. just talk us through this. this is probably the most significant supreme court decision that has happened when it comes to organised labour here in the us in nearly 40 years. what is at the heart of this case was that there was a worker who work in illinois and he had $45 deducted from his paycheck each month because he was governed by a collective bargaining agreement that the union had negotiated for him. even though he was not a union member, obviously, he had to pay this fee because the union had negotiated certain working
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conditions that he benefited from. however, because that union used other union dues to donate to democratic causes he argued that his first amendment rights were violated because he was forced to pay money into an organisation that he did not politically support, and we saw that ina quite politically support, and we saw that in a quite contentious decision the supreme court sided with him which will deal a significant financial blow to organised labour here in the united states. as always thank you very much for emphasizing the significance of this decision. many thanks. keeping the focus on business news. carlos gone is one of the most powerful figures in the global car industry — he's the boss of the renault—nissan alliance and said he's worried about president trump's plan to rip apart nafta — the trade pact between the us, canada and mexico — all key markets for his company. the most important decision for us
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is about what will replace nafta. if not that it's got to be modified what kind of modification and if matte babel be replaced what is the replacement? in here you know very well the relationship between mexico and the us, canada and the us, the three american companies have much more at stake than anybody else in the deal, so that is why i think at the deal, so that is why i think at the end of the day of very reasonable decision would be made because nobody is going to make a deal or challenge a deal if it will hurt them first. facebook‘s plans for a flying internet have crashed back down to earth. the social media giant is abandoning it's plan to create drones that beam down internet connectivity. it was aimed at helping the 4 billion people that don't currently have access. here's dr mirko kovac from imperial college, london. we wouldn't think of it as a failure, we think of it as a repositioning of the strategy of facebook, thinking of how to team up with experts, we wouldn't think of it as a failure, we think with key players in technology
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and provide the service that is required. so, in 2017 it was announced that they would team up with airbus who's taken care of the development of the drone while they also then provide the coverage. it's peak season for bars across europe with a summer heatwave and the world cup on — simply the worst time for drinks firms to run out of the gas that makes drinks fizzy and keeps food cold. it's down to closures of fertiliser plants which produce the gas as a by—product. a raft of big names have been hit. in the uk, jd wetherspoon says some of its pubs have run out of certain beers and ciders. booker, owned by supermarket giant tesco, is restricting how much beer wholesale customers can buy. you have been warned. stay with us for the next edition of outside source. thank you forjoining me. welcome to
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oui’ thank you forjoining me. welcome to our latest update on a number of stories we have been checking on across the world. first of all let me take you into north america where we have kept a close eye particularly on this area of cloud as it worked its way across the plains toward the lakes, dropping offa plains toward the lakes, dropping off a lot of rain within the past 24 hours on the chicago area, reports of flooding there and similar prospect i suspect in the northeastern states and into the southeast of canada. following on behind, the story is very much one of heat across the southern and western states, percolating its way into the heart of canada also. that has spawned quite a bit of wildfire activity and certainly the story in south asia, before the monsoon trough actually works its way up and across south asia is one of heat, but now we are much more concerned across these northwestern states and so across these northwestern states and so to across the western shore is about the intensity of rain. to the north of mumbai a couple of days ago 26 cm of rain fell injust
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north of mumbai a couple of days ago 26 cm of rain fell in just one day, a lot of warnings out on the short term across much of india and it is not just there, it term across much of india and it is notjust there, it is into the top end of the bay of bangor, the northeastern states of india, bangladesh into the himalayas and across towards myanmar and thailand where we have concerns about the intensity of that rainfall. on a slightly smaller scale the total $0011 slightly smaller scale the total soon mount up with this from being so soon mount up with this from being so slow moving all the —— always an essential part japan to the tip of the korean peninsula into the heart of china through shanghai and back toward the southwestern quarter, an awful lot of rain at the start of the week, still pretty wet there and tha nkfully the week, still pretty wet there and thankfully things have dried out in the northern parts of vietnam where there were fatalities from flooding. for australia, not overly warm at the moment. if you always think of heat and sunshine, think again. there is sunshine to be had but 14, 15, 16 degrees there is sunshine to be had but 14, 15,16 degrees or so, 17 in sydney after a wet spell of whether their things drying out. the islands of new zealand, they will bathe and sunshine but as —— it is winter sun
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shines all as temperatures will he stop many of sunshine was to the british isles, again this moves toward the end of the week and also into western europe, but what a different story here. not only in degrees where these pictures were takenjust within degrees where these pictures were taken just within the past 24 hours 01’ taken just within the past 24 hours orso, taken just within the past 24 hours or so, but the intensity of the rain has caused real issues across parts of the balkans and into parts of greece as well. are the most part it has been thunderstorms, some areas have seen them, some have not but through friday perhaps greece beginning to dry out, but you will notice that prospect of torrential downpour is just moves a little further to the north and maybe a little further towards the east and all the while it stays relatively dry and fine, closer to home in the british isles and across much of northern and western continental europe as well. temperatures beginning to recede a touch, but they start a pretty high, didn't they? —— they started pretty high. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source, and these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom.
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shock at the world cup, the title holders germany are knocked out of the tournament, beaten by south korea. ajudge steps down in the united states, we'll explain why that could have a major impact there for years to come another big summit on the cards for president trump, a long awaited meeting with russia's president putin, has now been decided on. the rescue boat lifeline finds safe harbour in malta, that's not stopped the row within europe, over what to do about migrants coming from africa. every day outside source features bbc journalists working in over 30 languages. your questions are always welcome. #bbcos is the hashtag. a worrying development to bring you
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from syria. air strikes have reportedly put three hospitals out of service in south—western syria. let's have a look at where the fighting has ta ken let's have a look at where the fighting has taken place. over the last few days a major government offensive has been taking place in the region. the focus is this, the city of deraa. as you can see from this map, the syrian government controls all of the green, and deraa is one of the last remaining bits of rebel territory, in pink, in the area. it is something that the government 110w it is something that the government now wa nts it is something that the government now wants to take control. it is the area around the city. we have had images coming through of the fighting taking place. in the past week the fighting has displaced up to 50,000 people. and the un is now warning a full—scale battle in southwest syria could could affect a population and an area similar
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to previous battles combined. hadya—al alawi is from bbc arabic, here she is with more on what we know. there has been reports from syria especially the opposition side that three hospitals have been attacked and bell in the last night. one of them was by an unidentified air strike, and they were unsure who carried it out and the other two we re carried it out and the other two were bike russian air strikes. the syrian government and russians have denied they were responsible for it but unfortunately as we have seen before, the hospitals even though they are protected by international law, they are always the first to be targeted in such offences. just this week alone 50,000 people have been displaced and where are they going to go. over 45,000 have actually gone to the heights which irked
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close by and jordan. unfortunately jordan has denied them access to the country and says they will not be taking any more refugees. they are ina bad taking any more refugees. they are in a bad situation because they are not sure where they are going to go 110w. not sure where they are going to go now. the steering however has opened corridors, humanitarian allowing those who to flee to go somewhere else and provide some kind of shelter, separate shelters in camps as well. after defeating rebels in eastern ghouta, an area outside of damascus, in april, this was next on the syrian government's list of areas to retake. that's despite the fact that the deraa region was subject to a "de—escalation" agreement. it was brokered by the us and jordan, which support the opposition, and russia, a key ally of the government. here's hadya again on the lack of response from the us to the breaking of this agreement. this was criticised widely
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especially by the sea ran opposition which at the moment was blaming washington for not stepping up to stop this offensive on deraa. it says it is responsible as much as the russians and steering government for carrying out these attacks because although it warned bashar al—assad that he should not be carrying out these offences last week, we have seen nothing, no actual... nothing that happened on the ground to stop them from carrying out these attacks and it is quite interesting because of the sensitivity of deraa as well, because of its close proximity to jordan and also the area occupied by the israelis. it is very sensitive area and it will mean a lot to all the sides and there is a lot of worries that this could develop into a bigger regional conflict. and
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extremely sensitive area. one last thing to show you. the opcw, the international chemical weapons inspectorate, is to be given new powers to investigate those responsible for committing chemical weapons attacks. as middle east expert charles lister points out this is big news, with significant implications for syria. here's anna holligan. she has a little more on that. this isa she has a little more on that. this is a highly significant decision and it means according to the uk that the director general will effectively be able to flick a switch and go from being an organisation that can gather and analyse evidence to one that has the power to attribute responsibility, to point the finger at the people who are responsible for deploying banned chemical emissions. 80 countries supported the initiative 24 voted against it. russia and its
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allies expressed strong opposition and we have been hearing from the russian ambassador who actually suggested that britain and others have been bribing countries to try to win their support with flights, hotels, and meals here. he also says the ambassador, the un security council is the only body, only international body that should have the power to determine these issues of warand the power to determine these issues of war and peace. we know one of the reasons the uk put forward this d raft reasons the uk put forward this draft proposal was to try to circumnavigate is something that has crippled the un security's counsel, the russian veto there, which prevented the investigative mechanism which was not until recently the only mechanism that had the power to attribute blame to
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those who were abusing chemical weapons convention. our things to anna for talking us through that. ahead of tomorrow's eu summit in brussels, the president of the european council, donald tusk, has issued a stark warning that the eu must manage its borders better. he tweeted: "more people starting to believe only strong—handed, anti—european & anti—liberal authority can stop illegal migration... stakes are high. time is short." this isn't new — the question of how to deal with migration is something the eu has grappled with for years. and here's why. .. we've shown you this image before, but it does a good job of showing how some countries take on more. these are some of the figures of arrival since the start of this year. italy takes in some of the most. and its new populist government wants that to change.
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here's italy's prime minister: translation: the criteria of the country of first arrival must be overcome, it is in adequate to manage migratory flows. the principle to apply is another problem, the person who disembarked in italy as well as in greece, malta 01’ in italy as well as in greece, malta or spain, disembarked in europe. i will repeat this principle again, italian codes are european codes —— italian codes are european codes —— italian coasts are european coasts. this is the lifeline that was a german rescue ship that has over 200 people on board since thursday. italy's new government closed ports
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to ships operated by charities in the mediterranean. they have struck a deal with malta giving its permission dock. angela merkel is arguably under the most pressure to deliver a new strategy. the german chancellor is facing an open rebellion from her bavarian coalition partner, swipe horst zay—hofer, from her bavarian coalition partner, horst zay—hofer, to close the border to migrants. our berlin correspondentjenny hill has been to the small town of aben—sberg to find out why. prosperous, traditional, bavaria. the first stop for most of the people who sought asylum in germany. but first, an exuberant welcome but angela merkel‘s decision to accept thousands of migrants trapped in budapest in september 2015 and affect open germany's doors, by grant numbers are down but the far right afd party is gaining ground.
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lobes we have fewer arrivals but we had 80,000 already this year who we 110w had 80,000 already this year who we now have two house and that is in addition to the many who came before. if more people come across the mediterranean now, how are we supposed to manage? we need a national solution. we cannot wait for a european one. uncertain times for a european one. uncertain times for him as well. he was still waiting to start a job and a life. for him as well. he was still waiting to start a job and a lifelj would sing to angela merkel that the refugees who came to germany were full of hope and i want her to remember what she said in the beginning. she said we were allowed to come, she must make sure now that we can stay. angela merkel insists that germany is open. but already she has heart in her own asylum policies and she is under considerable pressure to go further and close the doors. the woman once f ted as the and close the doors. the woman once fted as the defender of liberal
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european values increasingly stands alone. i want to tell you about zimbabwe. zimbabwe's president emmerson mnangagwa has been speaking to the bbc about the recent attempt on his life. this is the incident, which happened at one of his election rallies a few days ago. take a look at this. a bomb went offjust metres from the president as he left the stage. it was a powerful explosion. two people were killed and more than forty wounded. mnangagwa overthrew robert mugabe last year, and says he suspects that a faction loyal to the former first lady, grace mugabe, was behind the plot. with out evidence we know that people were aggrieved of the new position and that is a conclusion
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one may make. we have to down these criminals and only when we have caught them, are we going to be able to assess the extent to which the network spreads. grace mugabe still has her allies. former ministerjonathan moyo said, "the bomb tragedy smacks of an inside job." "...the target was more the electoral process than mnangagwa who apparently wanted a poll delay! " the vote is next month. since the incident president mnangagwa has been trying to show that everything is back to normal. here he is earlier today, wearing a hard hat, attending a ground—breaking ceremony for a new power station. these are supporters at another campaign rally nearby he was due to attend afterwards. however, he decided at the last minute to skip that event, and didn't attend. the opposition mdc meanwhile,
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led by nelson chameesa, fears the government will use the blast as an excuse to clamp down on rivals. here's what he's had to say i know that they have been trying to find ways of targeting me, and their informants from very critical sources that they are trained to do everything in their power to try and target, victimize or to some extent, even eliminate where need be. in these elections mnangagwa wants to show that zimbabwe has changed, with more political parties competing than before, but his role for years as robert mugabe's right hand man ties him to the past. and of course there's that famous nickname, which our africa editor fergal keane asked him about. your nickname, crocodile has the
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roots in the revolutionary war but the crocodile is a rather patient and ruthless animal. do those characteristics describe you ?|j and ruthless animal. do those characteristics describe you? i am as soft as wool. i am a very soft person in life. i am a fine person and a christian. you are telling me you are as soft as wool but i would suspect you are as hard as nails. but you have read so much bad publicity by my enemies. i do not blame you. but as you go on and relate you discover that you were wrong. then if your manly enough you come in and say i was wrong about you. you are such a nice man. the
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president there speaking to us. stay with us on outside source, still to come... south sudan's leaders have signed an agreement to try to end five years of civil war. some are sceptical it will last. we'll have a report from the country. there's no sign of a let up in the heatwave in the uk. northern ireland has experienced its hottest day injune in decades. and it's likely to get hotter still across other parts of great britain. emma vardy has this report from bangor in northern ireland. you would be forgiven first wanting around on northern ireland's august june day for 23 years. put it another way... boiling. it is piping today. glorious got an arm and the water and have a
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ship or act are getting out even today and back to work. just have to make the most of it. northern ireland has been making the most of its heat wave because weather like this here is rarely seen for so long and meanwhile health warnings have continued to issue around these uk as the heat intensified. a 15—year—old swimmer drowned after getting into difficulties, and his body was recovered this morning. scotla nd body was recovered this morning. scotland basked in its warmest day in two decades and it was above warmest and wales in yesterday this was the hottest place in uk. in birmingham some cream was handed out to people who are homeless. the heat brought difficult conditions to farms where it was a struggle to keep livestock cool. even bigger beasts were given press bite at a
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zoo and even pigs wore sunscreen. only get one like we have had in the past few weeks, keepers often share with the animals in their life was as comfortable as possible. for many it was a rare treat to have temperatures as high in ireland savour the moment. —— and ireland savoured the moment. let's go to the united states where ican let's go to the united states where i can tell you about this lady. this lady has shaken up the us democratic party by defeating a veteran congressman for his seat. alexandria ocasio—cortez, 28, beat joe crowley, here on the right, in the congressional primary in new york city. the former bernie sanders volunteer won with 57.5% of the vote. she celebrated her win by tweeting, "this is the start of a movement. thank you all." and it was no mean feat. take a look at her campaign budget
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figures speak for themselves, don't they? a mere $300,000 next to over $3 million. and as this chart shows most of that money came from small personal donations. if she can win against the republicans in the mid terms, she will become the youngest ever woman elected to congress. nada tawfik has more. it was a win that seems so impossible that it caught everyone including the victor by surprise. the 28—year—old compared her race to the story of david and goliath. representative joe the story of david and goliath. representativejoe crowley has held his seat for 20 years and was even
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regarded as the next leader of his party in the house of representatives. she was the first person in over a decade to challenge him. i was not born to a wealthy or powerfulfamily... him. i was not born to a wealthy or powerful family. .. in him. i was not born to a wealthy or powerfulfamily... in a campaign video that when viral, she emphasised her roots in the community while portraying her opponent as an out of touch washington insiders. does not live here does not send his kids to our schools, does not drink our water ordered freed our air, cannot possibly represent us. she promised to go for affordable health care, and immigration reform. to go for affordable health care, and immigration reformlj to go for affordable health care, and immigration reform. i think what we did was we focused on grassroots, on the ground organising and we focused on making sure that every person could see and have physical contact with our campaign in his community and we majored to have a message that was very unapologetic in its advocacy for working, social
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and racial justice for working—class americans. i hope it ushers in a new time and era of candidates that are kind of a little more independently funded, that are not primarily financed by lobbyists work corporations and that are fighting for a very specific agenda that champions working—class people. after the shocking result, representative crowley tried to go out on a high note with this performance of bruce greenstein‘s born to run. this the people rocked the democratic party for some time. an interesting way to send his congratulations. turning now to myanmar where amnesty international is demanding that top military officials are tried for crimes against humanity for attacks on rohingya muslims. amnesty international describes a "relentless and systematic campaign in which the myanmar security forces unlawfully killed thousands of rohingya,
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including young children." it names 13 top officers as being most culpable. on the list is this man army commander—in—chief ming aung hlaingwho was sacked by the military this week. he's seen here with leader aung san suu kyi. her government and the military deny abuses. today the un special rapporteur to myanmar called for a tougher investigation of alleged war crimes. imogen foulkes is in geneva. an expert on me and mar looking at human rights in the country and she has already delivered a number of reports over what has been happening particularly in the state. today she did not mince her words and that that nothing had improved since this time last year, the discrimination and hatred continue against religious and ethnic minorities and you said that the government in
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charge of myanmar was responsible and doing nothing whatsoever to bring people primarily in the military to justice. bring people primarily in the military tojustice. fora bring people primarily in the military tojustice. for a parent war crimes and crimes against humanity. certainly this morning at the un human rights council, she could not really hide her inpatients and what she basically said was i am not getting a dialogue and you're not getting a dialogue and you're not letting me into myanmar and i had to compile by reports based on victims accounts in people in bangladesh and on satellite imagery. she clearly concludes that violations have been taking place and what she wants now is a very formal, it is called an accountability mechanism, you win speak but that means a formal body which will gather evidence which will then go to the international criminal court for possible prosecutions. james copnall reports from khartoum.
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a few strokes of a pen and it was done. a commitment, yet another 1—2 to end the civil war that has devastated the country. these two do not like each other, last time they signed a deal and formed a united government collapsed in weeks, and in violence that left hundreds dead. the commitment for both men to make peaceis the commitment for both men to make peace is being watched closely. does not cover the root causes of the conflict and even sudanese mediators admit there is no mechanism to compile the south sudanese to stop the war. what we have now is their intention to not continue fighting. they are willing. that they are now thinking it is time for these happy
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and may not look like too much, this document that has just been signed in the republican palace behind me, just three pages of text and of course the all—importa nt just three pages of text and of course the all—important signatures. there are important things within this document, a cease—fire agreement due to begin in 72 hours but there have been so many failed disagreements and south sudan already that many will still be sceptical. our things to him and our things to you and if you want to get in touch, our# things to you and if you want to get in touch, our # is bbc l asked. things to you and if you want to get in touch, our # is bbc lasked. —— is bbcos. whether you like it or not,
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temperatures get up to 32 degrees and northern wells. how does that compare to other records in the past woods that last year in june, temperature got up to 34.5 degrees but that was heathrow word traditionally we record some of the higher temperatures in the uk. compared to the all—time high, so the highest since records began, in 2003 at lavish him and can't, 3815 celsius. they get a lot hotter than in the uk. hardly a cloud in the sky but some coastal areas were pretty misty and murky and this pattern will continue for next 48 hours. still some load cloud lapping onto the coast in the north sea. many western areas, that is where we have clear skies and more likely to have
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those cloudy conditions first thing in the morning, but temperatures shoot up through the morning, very quickly and on thursday the highest temperatures once again are expected across more western cards of the british isles. 31 celsius expected in the centre of glasgow and lets him in and have another look at the temperatures. you will notice how much cooler it is, only into the low 20s. the weather is going to remain sunny alter the day tomorrow. just a risk of a little shower developing somewhere but that is pretty much it. the end of the week, high—pressure still here and the winds blow around the high pressure like so. we still have a feed coming off the north sea, by that i need the winds so it will remain on the cool side and you can see the ridges here so temperatures mostly into the low 20s where is the heat once again transferred towards the west here. london may reach 29 celsius but
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notice it is getting a little less hot than the low lines of scotland. —— low lands of scotland. it is experiencing some high temperatures in the capital of sweden and norway as well. sunny, and temperatures are fairly similar across the southern parts, but they are easing in northern ireland and scotland. those temperatures keep lowering in scotla nd temperatures keep lowering in scotland and by the end of the weekend in edinburgh it is 19th in belfast is just at 21 whereas in london we are still in the high 20s. there is a chance as we head through sunday night into monday, possibly tuesday that the weather starts to turn to the south of us. this is a developing area of low pressure at this stage and it could push some cloud and the potential for one or two showers in that direction but you have to squint to see those showers and clearly the risk is very low overall. it is hot and sunny
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across the uk on monday. tuesday, the low pressure is still way towards the southwest of the neighbourhood here, and is the suggestion from the computers, a couple of showers will come our way, but the hot air just keeps couple of showers will come our way, but the hot airjust keeps being drawn out of the continent. for the weekend into next week, nothing changes overall and it is staying warm if not hot with plenty of sunshine. tonight at ten — the armed forces are called in to help tackle the major fire around saddleworth moor in greater manchester. the blaze — which covers almost four miles of land — has been burning for three days. more than 100 homes have been evacuated. this is not something that's going to end today. not by any sort of stretch of the imagination. this could go on for days, even weeks. air quality levels are being closely monitored. there are high levels of pollutants generated by the fire and several local schools have closed for the safety of pupils and staff. we've never been a position
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where we've had to close the school premises because of fire and there are certainly not been any evacuations in the past. so this is unprecedented.
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