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a british nurse is found guilty of trafficking nigerian women and girls. it's a legal first for such a crime committed outside the uk. josephine iyamu forced the women to work as prostitutes in germany and handover their money. she would call me to say that she needed money. she doesn't know if i have enough to eat. she doesn't care about me. she only wants money, money. we've been talking exclusively to one of her victims, trapped into sexual slavery when she was just 21. also tonight... one of the first firefighters inside the flat where the blaze started in grenfell tower, says it was raining fire. dying for democracy — the candidates in mexico among more than 100 people murdered in the run up to this weekend's elections. political violence has marred these elections like no other in modern mexican history. thousands of candidates running at local and federal level know they are in
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danger if their name is on the ballot. the army moves in to help firefighters as a new fire ignites on moorland around manchester. and the three lions are tamed by belgium muscle as england suffer defeat at the world cup. i will be live here in russia to tell you who england will face next in the first knockout stage of russia 2018. and coming up later in the hour on bbc news, i will be live in moscow with sportsday now that the world cup last 16 line—up has been completed. good evening. a nurse working in london has become the first british national to be convicted for modern slavery
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offences committed outside the uk. 51—year—old josephine iyamu has been found guilty of five counts of trafficking nigerian women and girls to germany to work as prostitutes. she subjected them to ritualistic ceremonies before trafficking them, and forced them to swear oaths to hand over money to her. i've been speaking to one of her victims. josephine iyamu, the moment she was arrested at heathrow airport in 2016. she was leading a double life. an agency nurse at hospitals in london but also a trafficker of women and girls for sex. known by her victims as madame sandra, she lived in bermondsey in south london but also owned this house in benin city in nigeria, impossible to afford on just a nurse's family. she was also a local politician there, ironically pledging to fight for women's rights. one of the women she trafficked into europe, we're calling her kiki and disguising her voice, wasjust 21 when she left her baby behind
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and was taken to germany. she promised me that when i came to germany she would take care of me. i would not want for anything, she would always be there for me. kiki met iyamu, or madame sandra, in benin city, the epicentre of trafficking of girls and women in nigeria. enticed to risk the dangerous crossing to europe, by poverty, and by lies they are told of the success of girls who had gone before them. kiki worked in this brothel, forced into sex with up to 15 men every day with madame sandra constantly pressurising her for money. so, what was daily life like for you in germany? it was not easy. i always start from three o'clock in the afternoon to six o'clock in the morning. she would call me to say she needed money. she doesn't know if i have enough to eat. she does not care about me. she only wants money, money. back in nigeria, kiki was told she would have to pay back 38,000 euros to get to europe.
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she had no idea how much that was and that it meant she would become a slave. i thought it was a small sum of money but, when i got here, i realised it was very big. kiki was trapped. she was told she had to pay it back 1000 euros a month, that was on top of her rent for a single room. i had to pay 120 euros rent every day but, if i didn't work, i didn't have the money to pay. you had to pay how much? 120 euros a day! yes. that is a lot. every day. you'd have had to earn over 50,000 euros a year, which is about £110,000, £43,000 a year. that's a huge amount of money. you'd never have been able to pay it back. i have to pay it, if not, they say i had to go, so i'll have nowhere to stay. josephine iyamu will be sentenced next wednesday. the national crime agency hope her conviction is the first
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of many. just because you're here in the uk and the offences and the victims are elsewhere in the world, doesn't mean we won't look for you and we won't prosecute you. but, what about kiki's future? she would like to stay in germany. 0nce you'd finished working for madame sandra, what were your hopes for life in germany? that i could train as a hairdresser. and you'd like to do that in germany? that's what i'd like to do. but she may not get the chance. kiki may well be deported back home and, after all she's been through, back to where she started, living in poverty in nigeria with only dreams of a better life. fiona bruce, bbc news. one of the first fire fighters to enter grenfell tower has been describing the moment he realised the blaze was spreading outside the building. charles batterbee thought he'd extinguished the flames in the flat where it started. but, when he looked outside, he said it "rained fire",
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as burning debris fell from the building.? tom symonds reports from the grenfell tower inquiry. his report contains images of the fire, which some may find distressing. early morning, the 14th of june 2017. firefighters charles batterbee and daniel brown, loaded with gear are headed up grenfell tower, the fire isjust a glow in the kitchen window of flat 16. the inquiry has watched them smashing their way in on a thermal camera. in reality, it was black with smoke. then, briefly opening the kitchen door to blast water at the fire, and put it out. but then charles batterbee realised what was happening outside. itjust rained fire. it is jumping multiple floors. this is notjust one or two windows and frames which have failed and come down, this is lots and it was getting worse. the cladding. daniel brown stepped forward
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to fight the flames. he is leant right outside that window. i am holding onto him for dear life and digging my hips into the counter so we don't both go together and i have got my left hand on my radio and whilst he was hitting it, it was getting worse and worse. low on air for their breathing gear, they had to retreat. i looked up at the side of the tower and... i will never get over that shock. "it was like a war zone," he said. residents had been told to stay put to wait for rescue, but after two hours the advice changed. callers were now being advised to get out any way they could. but we didn't stop, we kept on going with our efforts. he worked all night. by daybreak, the scale of the grenfell tower disaster became apparent.
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tom symonds, bbc news. theresa may, who's in brussels for the latest eu summit, has said both the uk and the eu want to work towards a brexit deal "at a faster pace." she's been briefing eu leaders over dinner on the progress of talks. but, for the other 27 members, their main focus is not brexit but migration, with germany's leader warning it could be a make or break issue for the eu. 0ur political editor, laura kuenssberg, reports from brussels. everyone‘s talking. but, is anyone really listening? it's the eighth time theresa may has had to walk this summit red—carpet. with the cabinet at home still at odds over how life should be outside the eu, the prime minister arrives knowing very well she has to move faster. both sides are keen to continue that work at a faster pace than we have done up till now and certainly we would welcome that.
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can you really say it is going well when two years on and you have european leaders saying britain needs to get its act together? at every stage, last december and in march, we have come to agreements with the european union on issues which we had discussed and agreed we would be talking about. now we will be bringing the cabinet together within the next week. she hopes so but with so many cabinet disputes at home, do they really believe she can up the speed? i do understand it is difficult to come to agreements within our cabinet and within uk parliament but she has to. the problem is, to whom should we listen? are you worried about the lack of progress on brexit? yes. why? i don't have to lecture theresa may that i would like our british friends to make clear their positions, so we can go on to live with a split cabinet. they have to say what they want and we will respond to it. and hear this from the leader
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who is closest to the brexit problem that is hardest to solve. now, we're two years telling people it cannot be cherry picking. it cannot be cake and eat it. and so it needs to understand we are a union of 27 member states, 500 million people. we have laws and rules and principles and they cannot be changed for any one country — even a great country like britain. any relationship that exists in the future between the eu and the uk isn't going to be one of absolute equals. 0uch! this is not a friendly competition. a lot more than world cup football strips are up for grabs. the future of our trade, migration, the irish border, it is all up for discussion but not today. the eu has bigger problems on their mind with the migration crisis. yet, the union does not want to budge. they believe they have the stronger game. it feels familiar now for theresa may to arrive in brussels and be told to get on with it by her fellow european leaders. remember, this was meant
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to be the summit when the deal was nearly there. that is far from the situation. time is now running short. the prime minister says she is optimistic that the uk is lonely and frustrated in the brussels routine. she needs to make a deal with her colleagues at home to find more useful friends around the eu table. well, to try to make a clean break to move things on in this hot and sticky night, the prime minister has had a pretty direct message for eu counterparts. help me reach a deal, she has been telling them, or all oui’ she has been telling them, or all our citizens will be less safe. it sounds very genetic that through time the uk has been making what they believe is a convincing case that intelligence sharing between the police and the security services on both sides of the channel is something that is vital, notjust
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that the uk but for the rest of the eu as well. security, for britain, is therefore one of their strongest cards in the negotiations. she hopes that might shake some life into what is very tricky set of negotiations. there is a tangible belief that the four things can really move on, she had to shake some sense into her at home. thank you. as we heard earlier, for european leaders the real focus of the summit is what to do about migration. 0ur europe editor, katya adler, is in brussels. things aren't going too well, are they? to put it mildly, we have had high drama here tonight. when the italians basically said they would be blocking any decisions at this summit until they get concrete help with migrant arrivals on their shores. the main focus at the summit is migration but leaders are also here to discuss brexit, the economy,
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security and defence. basically, the italians have borrowed words from your european commission. the italian prime minister folded your european commission. the italian prime ministerfolded his arms, looked the other eu leaders in the eye and said nothing is agreed to everything is agreed. they worried at the summit they would be stea m — rollered by worried at the summit they would be steam—rollered by angela merkel, who also needs concessions on migration at the summit was that she is fighting for her political life at home. germany and italy have different policies when it comes to migration. germany wants deals to keep migrants out what italy wants germany and the rest of the u2 take more migrants in. as one diplomat put it this evening, italy has taken the more hostage. as we speak, eu leaders are discussing migration in what i can only imagine is a very bad—tempered dinner. what i can only imagine is a very bad-tempered dinner. thank you. the defence giant bae systems has secured a £20 billion contract from the australian navy. it's ordered nine of a new type of ship designed to detect submarines. the prime minister has welcomed the deal although the ships will be
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built in australia where the work will secure 4,000 jobs there. british intelligence agents knew about and tolerated hundreds of cases in which prisoners were tortured or mistreated by the americans or other allies after 9/11, according to a new report by mps. it says that in more than 200 cases british agents supplied questions to interrogators, even though they knew of or suspected mistreatment. on 13 occasions british intelligence officers witnessed abuse first hand. the report also reveals the scale of british involvement in rendition — secretly transferring prisoners to countries which used torture. in 22 cases britain provided the intelligence. and on three occasions mi5 or mi6 paid, or offered money, for others to carry out renditions. 0ur security correspondent gordon corera is outside mi6 headquarters in central london, so what are the repurcussions of this likely to be?
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well, this was a hard—hitting report, one of the hardest hitting we have seen into spies in britain. the context of the past is important. the period after 9/11 there was a desperate hunt for intelligence to stop future attacks. 0n the american side the gloves came off. britain was slow to appreciate that. from this report we learned it was far more involved and complicit in what happened and perhaps what we previously understood witnessing this treatment by paying for renditions. the government response has been to say it was an unprecedented period and mistakes we re unprecedented period and mistakes were made and lessons learned. there are reasons to be at least likely cautious about that conclusion. have all the mistakes be identified? the intelligence and security committee itself said it was not able to get to the bottom of every game because it was not able to interview some of the officers involved. that is why some people still think there should
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bea some people still think there should be a judge leading quarry. have a lessons being learned ? be a judge leading quarry. have a lessons being learned? the committee has concerns about the current guidance on whether it is fully fit for purpose, including over rendition. finally, unprecedented times. in the white house we have a president who won the campaign trail talked about returning to water boarding. it is not an conceivable that after a terrorist attack, god forbid it happened you could see similar circumstances again. for that reason this report is notjust about past but it is important about the future as well. england narrowly lost their world cup group match to belgium this evening. they went down 1—0 in kaliningrad. it means they finish second in their group but have qualified for the knock out stages of the tournament. our sports editor dan roan watched the action. the crunch match had turned into something of a carnival. with the two best team in the group already
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through to the next round both sets of fa ns through to the next round both sets of fans could enjoy the party, safe in the knowledge their world cups would not end tonight. and with more decisive days ahead both teams rested their front—line players. england unrecognisable from the side that thrashed panama on sunday with eight changes. even the tournament ‘s leading goal—scorer was on the bench. belgium also played a b team but their squad rotation made it feel like a friendly, the start suggested otherwise. tielemans forcing a good save from jordan pickford. the goalkeeper then having to be rescued by gary cahill‘s desperate credence of the line. with the sides level on points and goal difference fairplay would determine who topped the group in the result ofa who topped the group in the result of a draw. england on pole position as their opponents racked up yellow cards. most of belgium's premier league stars from the bench but adnan januzaj broke league stars from the bench but adnanjanuzaj broke the deadlock in majestic fashion to send his team to top of the group. england finding
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themselves behind in this tournament for the first time. they had opportunities to equalise. marcus rashford! clearest chance falling to marcus rashford before substitute danny welbeck was denied by the block from marouane fellaini. in truth it was belgium who would more likely to score, dries mertens with a rasping expert which stung the palms of pickford before pollini shot into the side netting has 1—0 it finished. england's defeat confirming their position as runners—up in group g, colombia to come in the next round. the objective was to be in the next round and we are in the next round. we played some good football and we're ready to go again. southgate's second string suffer england's first defeat in a year. quite how significant it proves will soon be revealed. evaluating anger after such as scheduled game is not easy. 0ne senses they would have preferred to have won the match but they're not overly disappointed to have lost
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because by coming runner—up in the group theoretically on paper they face an easier path through the rest of the tournament should they continue to progress. but they should not get carried away, germany's shock exit yesterday proved that. first up the tough colombia side who have won two of their matches rather thanjapan but if they get past colombia on tuesday it looks easier, sweden or switzerland for a place in the semifinal in the world cup. gareth southgate media calculator gamble here this evening. whether it's a decision he comes to regret or is seen as a masterstroke will be determined by what happens on moscow on tuesday against colombia. this sunday, mexico goes to the polls in the country's general election. for the candidates and their party supporters campaigning has been quite literally deadly. 132 people have been killed — in deaths directly linked to politics. but it is notjust political violence that is spiking in mexico. by the end of may, there had been more than 13,000 murders across the country.
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clive myrie is in mexico and has been talking to candidates risking their lives for democracy. a security camera captures a political assassination in mexico. supporters of the congressional candidate in federal elections gather after a rally. at the bottom right of the screen he poses for a selfie with the voter. but circled on the left is his killer. who calmly walks up behind. and shoots him in the head. in the southern town of zumpango in the most violent state in mexico, some believe bullets, not the ballot box, should should dictate elections. mario chavez knows he's a marked man. he's running for mayor of a town were drug cartels and criminal gangs jostle for influence and power.
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translation: they've tried to kill me several times. and i've heard they've hired assassins to kill me before the campaign is over. i'm scared. but i'm going to continue for these people who are with me today. they want to see real change. they have hope, a dream, a desire to change this town. political violence has marred these elections like no other in modern mexican history. thousands of candidates running at local and federal level know they're in danger if their name is on the ballot. pamela turan. adolfo serna. omar gomez. just some of the more than 130 candidates and politicians killed in the election by criminal gangs. these men and women were not corruptible. they could not be bribed.
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so they were murdered. jose remedios was 35 and running for mayor of a small town when he was shot dead in broad daylight, after a political rally. he left behind a wife and three children. their grieving has barely begun. jose was murdered little more than six weeks ago. for carmen and the kids, the pain is still raw. his daughter, just four, holds tight a memory. translation: do you know what this point it means to her? she says it smells of her father and she will never let it go. carmen visits her husbands grave a week. attending the memorial prompt and nagging question. what would he do in her position to best protect their
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children? translation: when he was a kid his father died young and he always told me it was hard not to have a father figure. and nowi me it was hard not to have a father figure. and now i see the story repeating itself with my children. it's hard, it's very hard. but here i am. her tears symbolise a land tortured by so many untimely deaths. lives cut short by violence. in the first five months of this year, more than 13 and a half thousand people have been murdered across mexico. and nobody seems to know how best to beat the criminal
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gangs that are fighting turf wars and killing it well. the candidates in the all—important race for the presidency have a few ideas. carmen will be a victim no longer. she's taking her husband ‘s place. she's taking her husband ‘s place. she's running for mayor. translation: and tired of insecurity andi translation: and tired of insecurity and i know you are too. enough. to oui’ and i know you are too. enough. to our communities we are going to bring back peace and tranquillity. here i am. i am standing for my husband ‘s dreams. my my husband wanted a safe and peaceful town. and that is why as a woman and as a wife i want to finish what he started. carmen is now at
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risk of assassination herself but she is adamant her husband would have wa nted she is adamant her husband would have wanted her to run. translation: i'm not scared. there are two types of fear, the one that paralyse you and the one that gives you strength. her painful calculation, that the security of every child means she must make a stand. translation: security of every child means she must make a stand. translationzlj husband wanted the best for his children. that they grow up free of the problems we are living with. clive myrie, bbc news, southern mexico. clive myrie is still in mexico and will be taking your questions on twitter for half an hour after this programme. you can get in touch with him @clivemyriebbc and please include #bbcnewsten. at least five people have been killed and several more injured in a shooting in annapolis, the capital of maryland
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in the united states. it's understood a gunman attacked staff at the headquarters of the capital gazette newspaper. a suspect is reported to have been taken into custody. let's speak to our reporter nada tawfik who's just arrived at the scene. nada what's the latest there? we are already hearing from reporters inside about those terrifying moments, phill davis, a crime reporter, said it was like a war zone. he described how there was nothing more terrifying than hearing the gunman should multiple people and then stop to reload while that reporter was under his desk. emergency responders were on the scene in as little as 60 seconds and engaged the shooter. cbs news has said that he had surrendered to authorities. they described him as a white male in his 20s and officials have confirmed they are now
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interrogating him. president trump has been briefed on this, he offered his thoughts and prayers to the victims. fiona, tonight, across the country, in new york, los angeles, chicago, here in maryland, police department are sending officers to other major newspapers out of an abundance of caution. rail passengers in the north of england affected by rail disruption earlier this year — will be compensated from next month. an agreement was reached in manchester today — at a transport for the north board meeting. season ticket holders in lancashire, cumbria and greater manchester will be offered a cash payment equivalent to up to one month's travel. commuters with season tickets — in other parts of the north — may also be eligible to receive compensation. around 100 soldiers are helping firefighters in greater manchester tackle a moorland blaze that has been burning forfour days across seven miles. fire brigade leaders say they fear it could last for weeks because of the continuing hot weather. and tonight a new moorland fire has
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broken out on the other side of manchester. judith moritz reports. in the battle between blaze and firefighter, there isn't yet a winner. belching and burning, fire has overwhelmed this land. but stepping up the effort, the army arrived to join the fight. handed hoses and put straight to work. the conditions are pretty tough. you can see the heat behind me, it's a warm day. but we're well prepared. we've got enough water. we've got suncream. and the guys are really enjoying thejob they're doing. to get an idea of the scale of the task, we took a ride to the top of the moor. with a crew from bolton, we drove to the summit. this really is the fire front line. it's very hot up here and you can see how smoky it is. and getting water to this level is like bringing buckets up a hillside on an industrial scale. this scene is repeated across this moorland. this is one of six places where they are fighting the fire.
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with no rain forecast, this is the next best thing — helicopters dumping water collected from nearby reservoirs. and crews are using specialist equipment to cope with the peat which is fuelling these fires. the fire gets right deep inside it so the water on top just runs off. it might cool the surface but deep down there is fire and just spreads underneath. the equipment they've got is a very high pressured jet and it gets deep within the peat. and tonight there's a new moorland fire on the other side of the city. the hills above bolton are now alight as well. plumes of smoke billowing over the houses below. for a place with a reputation for rain, manchester's heatwave is bringing unprecedented challenges. and there are many who would be grateful for a downpour here soon. judith moritz, bbc news, stalybridge. he was the king of pop, but?michaeljackson was also in his own words? a great fan of art.
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now on the ninth anniversary of his death a new exhibition at the national portrait gallery in london, explores how he inspired many contemporary?artists. among them?— kehinde wiley, who? painted the recent portrait of the former us president barack obama. will gompertz met the artist — who was the last person to paint the singer before he died. michaeljackson, the child star. who became a global sensation, and then a pop culture icon. and a go to subject for artists. the likes of andy warhol... keith haring... david lachapelle and gary hume have all had a run at capturing the enigmatic showman. this exhibition is a bit like one of those tv detective shows, insomuch as we're given all these different views of the great pop performer,


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