this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore, the headlines: at least five people have been killed in an attack on a newspaper office in maryland near the us capital. six days and five nights inside these flooded caves — rising waters hamper efforts to find a missing school football team with the focus now on looking for another way in. evenif even if they do manage to find their way in here, there is no way of knowing whether this is where the boys and their coach are trapped. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme: and we will have the latest from the world cup in russia as competing teams battle to make it into the final 16. good morning.
it's 8am in singapore, 1am in london and 8pm in the city of annapolis — where police say say at least five people have been killed in a gun attack at the offices of a daily newspaper. a suspect — described as a white man carrying a long gun — has been captured. local reports say he is refusing to co—operate with police and had damaged his fingertips in an attempt to avoid being identified. let's go straight to nada tawfik who is live for us in annapolis for the latest. what more do we know about the suspect and his motive for the attack? well, rico hizon, officials will be giving an update shortly, here. but they have not released the
suspect‘s identity, yet. they do believe that he acted alone. they say he is a mail in his 20s and he used a long done for this attack. but they say he is not cooperating with them. —— male. in fact, they say he has damaged his fingertips, possibly to not be identified. but police are trying other means in order to determine who the gunmen was and what his motive was. and there will surely also give an update during the press conference of the kata beach out any numbers injured. yes, absolutely. -- of the casualties and of any. some remain in hospital with grave injuries. we have had —— we have heard from reporters. a crime reporterfrom the newspaper, phil davis, said he could
not put into words how terrified he was. he said you had to be there to experience. he said the gunmen shot through glass door, reloaded, and continue shooting, all while he was hiding under his desk. he competitively seem of a war zone. we have been hearing tributes from several congressmen, politicians, all paying their respects to the victims. and nada tawfik, there are reports that security has been stepped up a increased in many newspaper offices around the country. yes, that is right. here in maryland, at the baltimore sunday at others the smaller paper, along with new york, the new york times building, new york, chicago, all around the country we are seeing police departments step up security.
it barely underscores how concerned they are. —— baltimore sun. they're concerned about the safety of their staff and reporters in the media, really concerned until they understand the motive behind this attack. thank you so much for joining us from annapolis. and i will take you live to the press c0 nfe re nce , and i will take you live to the press conference, now, and we will getan press conference, now, and we will get an update. that's joined the spokespeople. we are going to continue to provide information. —— let'sjoin. i continue to provide information. —— let's join. i want to share something we dig is important. we mentioned before about the improvised explosive device. that is not an improvised explosive device. that is notan ied. improvised explosive device. that is not an ied. it was actually canisters of smoke grenades that he used inside of the building when he entered the establishment. so this
person was prepared today to come in. this person was prepared to shoot people. his intent was to cause harm. and as i stated before, on the investigative part of this is going to be thorough and is going to ta ke going to be thorough and is going to take some time. as you can see behind us we opened up best gate road. we thought we might need to secure that roadway for a long period of time. —— bestgate road. as we got further into the investigation, we realise we did not need that roadway. but 888 bestgate road will be closed for some time. we do not have a timeframe to that. we'll be in there for a bed until the investigation is complete. one i have more confirmed information i will share that confirmed information with you. so he targeted
specifically this newspaper? what was his beef with the newspaper? that is what we are investigating, now. we have heard reports that he had involvement with the newspaper a few years ago. we are looking into that and we need to make sure that that and we need to make sure that thatis that and we need to make sure that that is correct. hearing about identification, can you tell us anything? no. i can share that with you. that is the first time we have heard of facial recognition. has he been cooperative? i cannot answer that. he is that our criminal investigation team. other taxes are with them. i have not asked of his been cooperative. so that is alive conference there about the shootings took place. —— 888
—— a live. of course this is still a very raw situation that has taken place in maryland and as we were hearing there is concern about other different news organisations and police presence at various different organisations as well. that press conference live there from maryland. of course, any time we get any more reaction or developers, will bring this to you. but let's take a look at some of the day's other news. late night talks have been taking place in brussels, at a european union summit which is trying to patch up deep divisions over the issue of migration. italy, which now has a right—wing populist government, has said it will refuse to sign any concluding statment unless the summit agrees a deal to tackle migration. italy is the entry point for thousands of migrants, and is demanding that other eu countries share the burden. our europe editor katya adler is at the summit. we have had high drama here tonight
when the italians basically said they would be blocking any decisions at the summit until they get concrete help with migrant arrivals on their shores. you see, gas, the main focus at the summit is migration. but leaders are here to discuss brexit, the economy, security, and defence. but the italians have borrowed some was from the european commission that they used about brexit. he looked at other eu leaders and said nothing is agreed here until everything is agreed. the italians not a rat. they we re agreed. the italians not a rat. they were worried that they would be stea m rolled were worried that they would be steamrolled by it angela merkel. she also need concessions on migration at the summit. she is fighting for her political life at home. but germany and italy have different parities when it comes to migration. germany wants deals that gives migrants out, while italy was germany and the rest of the eu to ta ke germany and the rest of the eu to take more migrants end. so, as one eu diplomat put it this evening, italy has taken a more hostage, and
as we speak, eu leaders are discussing migration and what i can only imagine is a very badtempered dinner. bad—tempered indeed. also making news today: the date and location are officially set. president trump will meet vladimir putin in helsinki onjuly 16th. the two have meet in the past at international summits, but this is the first planned trip for bilateral talks. mr trump says they'll focus on us—russia relations and that he will also bring up syria and ukraine. the us first lady melania trump, is in arizona to visit a border patrol centre where new migrants are processed. it's her second visit to the region — last week she visited a facility for children separated from their parents under her husband's former hardline immigration policies. her spokesperson said mrs trump would continue to give her husband her opinions on family reunification.
an oil tanker truck caught fire in nigeria killing nine people and burning 53 other vehicles — according to emergency officials. video from the scene shows vehicles ablaze and thick black smoke billowing across a wide stretch of road. officials say it happened following a crash. a new study into the behaviour of crows shows they're even more clever than we once thought. they not only use tools but also remember how to make them from scratch. the craft making skills are specific to these wild crows are on the island of new caledonia in the southern pacific. they've been studied for decades because of their intelligence. now they're making tools of specific sizes — purely from memory. donald trump has been visiting wisconsin, the home of harley—davidson motorbikes, the state's most iconic business.
this week the manufacturer announced it's moving jobs out of america because of tariffs slapped on by the eu in retaliation for mr trump's duties. the president was visiting the site of a brand new factory being built by the multinational foxconn. he called on harley davidson to carry on building their motocycles here in the us. from wisconsin, here's chris buckler. harley—davidson has spent decades building an all—american image that's sold all over the world. but selling the distinctive roar of these engines has become an expensive, rather than an easy ride. the company already has assembly plants in other countries. but wisconsin is seen as the heart of harley. and at this, its sprawling site in the state it calls home, workers are talking about president trump's public fight with the firm, the eu's tariffs and the potential of theirjobs heading overseas. i love my company,
i like my president, i'm happy. it's all good. it's a tit—for—tat. trump thinks he can piss people off and then the other people overreact. harley insists it needs to move some production abroad to avoid steep new tariffs. president trump, who started that trade battle with europe, was in wisconsin to break ground at a huge new electronics plant. but he had a message specifically for harley. harley—davidson, please build those beautiful motorcycles in the usa, please, ok? don't get cute with us. don't get cute. and he claimed it was looking likely the eu would back down. and they are going to come back and they are going to say, "let's talk". frankly, don't tell them i said it, but they already have. many here got fired up about donald trump's campaign for the presidency. but in this swing state he needs
to keep those supporters on board, and uncertainty about harley could hurt him. trump as far as i'm concerned, i don't consider him america. he is our leader right now. but harley—davidson will always be america. there is no doubt harley—davidson is a classic american brand with more than a century of history. but it's the future success of the company which is important not just to employees but also president trump. america first was welcomed as a positive message but the road ahead has dangers, if the president continues to push his protectionist policies. chris buckler, bbc news, milwaukee. it's now been six days and five nights since a group of teenagers and their football coach disappeared inside a flooded cave in northern thailand. the thai navy has had to suspend its attempts to find a way deep inside as heavy rains, continue to hamper rescue efforts. american and british experts have arrived to help the search. for more howard johnsonjoins me
from chang rai. bring us up—to—date on this difficult, complex rescue effort. good morning. yes, we have a ready seen as few of the thai navy seals going in this morning to begin their search and rescue efforts this morning. but as you say the water levels in the cave of very high. last night, the rain was quite light, which was a note. but what we saw significantly last night was a tea m saw significantly last night was a team of engineers install a drill to begin pumping out water. they did that around seven o'clock last night and work through the night, to hopefully help them get down into the cave more easily to explore it. but the water levels keep rising.
there are water —— refugees going over the mountains by need to look for chambers where the children may be. the whole country is gripped by the rescue effort. everybody is willing a positive result. the prime minister is coming, to. —— too. willing a positive result. the prime minister is coming, to. -- too. yes, coming to meet relatives in a camper hire me looking very forlorn. it has been raining for days and there has been raining for days and there has been no news, no significant updates. so he will go meet them. —— ina camp updates. so he will go meet them. —— in a camp behind me. his office has put out a message today saying that he does not want to get in the way of investigations and does not want ivan duque questions. —— does not wa nt ivan duque questions. —— does not want any undue questions. and he will tour the site behind us. thank you for bringing us up to date with that desperate rescue operation.
howard johnson, they are. —— there. you are watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: the joy of making it out of your group. we will be in russia to find out which teams have made it through to the knockout stages of the world cup. china marked its first day rule in hong kong with a series of spectacular celebrations. the huge firework display was held in the former colony. the chinese president, jiang zemin, said unification was the start of a new era for hong kong. the world's first clone has been produced on an adult mammal. scientists in scotland have produced a sheep named dolly, cloned in a laboratory using a cell from another sheep. for the first time in 20 years, russian and american spacecraft have docked in orbit at the start of a new era of cooperation in space.
challenger powered past the bishop rock lighthouse at almost 50 knots, shattering a record that had stood for 34 years. and there was no hiding the sheer elation of richard branson and his crew. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: at least five people are reported to have been killed in an attack on a newspaper office in maryland, near the us capital. european leaders are struggling to agree a joint statement at a summit dominated by the migration crisis, with reports that italy is refusing to agree a joint statement. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world.
we have been looking at the eu summit and the issue of migrants. so too has the international edition of the new york times. "what crisis?" it asks, pointing out that the number of migrants arriving in europe has slowed. it has two images. the top one shows migrants crowding a train station in hungary three years ago. below, the station this week, much less busy. the straits times reports on that search for a football team trapped in a cave complex in thailand. it has a picture of a navy official checking water levels before the search was suspended due to heavy rain. let's turn to the japan times. it reports that three more people are suing the state for damages over sterilisations and an abortion alleged to have been forcibly carried out 30 years ago under the eugenics protection law. that law was repealed in the ‘90s.
now to the latest from the world cup. england lost 1—0 to belgium in their final group match. they will now face colombia in the last 16. earlier, japan made it through to the next stage of the competition, despite losing 1—0 to poland. olly foster is in moscow with a full round—up. after a manic four days in russia, we now know the line. the final piece of the jigsaw was the matching kaliningrad. i7 piece of the jigsaw was the matching kaliningrad. 17 changes were made between the two teams, both already sure of going through, and that meant it wasn't the greatest spectacle, though adnanjanuzaj‘s
goal was absolutely stunning. belgium topping the group with a 1—0 win, but england might not mind that one bit, because finishing second has put them into what was clearly the easier half of the draw. a match against colombia at first, with sweden or switzerland to follow, and then spain will be the toughest team they would face in the semifinals if they would face in the semifinals if they get that far. as the belgium, if they beat japan next, there will bea if they beat japan next, there will be a possible quarterfinal against brazil, then it will be, take your pick, france, argentina, or even uruguay. that is a really tough path towards the final. let's bring in our correspondent rupert wingfield—hayes, who joins us live from tokyo. what has been the reaction now that japan has made it to the last 16? they are going up against belgium and they are the only asian nation left in the world cup. that's right,
andi left in the world cup. that's right, and i think probably relief given japan's performance in the final match. not the greatest performance, losing 1—0 two... losing i—0 match. not the greatest performance, losing 1—0 two... losing 1—0 in their final match, they went through on not even goal difference. at the end of this stage, before they go into the last 16, they had exactly the same number of goals as cynical. they had lost one and drawn exactly the same number of matches as senegal, and so they had gone through on the difference in the number of yellow cards, senegal getting six yellow cards, japan getting six yellow cards, japan getting four yellow cards in this first round. so, you know, they have gone through not in the best way possible but obviously people here injapan are happy. there were celebrations last night at the end of the match, rather subdued celebrations given the scoreline, but there is relief that they are going through to the last 16. this will be the third time that the
japanese team has got into the knockout stage of the world cup. although as you say they will now face belgium next tuesday and that will be a tough match forjapan. belgium is a good team, expected to bea belgium is a good team, expected to be a very difficult one for them to win. well, here in asia we are all rooting for the blue samurai. for decades, the anangu people of central australia have requested that tourists not climb uluru, or ayers rock, the massive rock formation rising from the desert in australia's centre. from october next year, the chain making it possible will be removed. it is a step towards reclaiming the sacred rock. while filming this report, the bbc‘s rebecca henschke discovered her family played a role in taking ownership of uluru. uluru, also known as ayers rock, dates back more than 500 million yea rs. dates back more than 500 million years. for decades there has been a bitter row over the controversial practice of climbing the rock. there
are signs here at the base of the client clearly saying please don't climb. it is against traditional law. translated into six languages. but still, every day we have been here there has been a steady stream of climbers. have you guys heard that the aboriginal people don't wa nt that the aboriginal people don't want people to climb? yes, i do, and i understand that. but i'm going to do it anyway, yes. indigenous communities have long campaigned for the behaviour, which they consider deeply offensive, the end, but say the threat of losing the tourist dollar was enormous pressure. traditional owner sammy wilson saying it was like a gun being pointed at their heads. and talk they didn't. in a historic
vote last year, the board decided to shut the climbdown from october next year. when the first white explorers came to the area in 1873, they named the rock ayers rock after senior australian politician at the time henry ayers. and when i was working on this story i realised that henry ayers was my great great great great uncle. i tell western desert elder alison hunt about this family connection, and that i am sorry. my family's role in any horrific and disrespectful treatment of indigenous people. the sharing of stories like this,
she says, is needed now in order to heal, rather than the conquering of the rock. you have been watching newsday on the bbc. we have lots of world cup coverage on our website, as well. you can stay up to date. friday is a rest day, but it will kick off after that. you can keep in touch with us on social media. goodbye. hello there. on thursday, all four nations of the uk recorded a temperature above 30 degrees, so can we keep
that up through the next few days? well, it is going to stayjust about dry, there'll be some sunshine around, but northern areas are going to turn just a little bit cooler. high pressure still with us, but it is drifting northwards. the flow of winds around high pressure in this clockwise direction, and that will allow us to tap into some slightly cooler air, sitting a long way up to the north, but some of that is just going to try to fringe its way into parts of scotland in particular. with that, some extra cloud into eastern areas as we start off friday morning. still mild there in glasgow to start the day, 15 degrees, similar temperature in london. as we go on through the day, some of this cloud will linger close to these eastern coasts, whereas over the last few days, it has burnt back out to sea. i think we will see a bit more cloud encroaching into these eastern areas, and as a consequence cooler. scotland generally a little bit less hot than it has been over the last day or so, a 26 degrees
in glasgow friday afternoon. further south, temperatures into the high 20s. parts of wales, perhaps the western side of northern ireland, could still get up to 30 degrees. friday night, the cloud in eastern areas, a little bit further west. it'll spread across parts of the midlands, northern england. clear skies out west, temperatures dropping to between 9 and 1a degrees. high pressure, then, still with us as we start off the weekend. there are a couple of subtle weather features that might change things a bit — one frontal system which try to will bring a bit more cloud in to the north—west, and this area of low pressure, which will come into play into the second half of the weekend. but saturday a nice—looking day. in fact, even for those eastern areas, more sunshine on saturday than there will be on friday and in the sunshine, those temperatures doing nicely, mid—to high 20s for most places. still a bit cooler close to those north sea coasts. i mentioned that area of low pressure down to the south and as get on into sunday, it will try to fringe a cluster of showers towards southern
and western parts of the uk. so across the south—west, wales, perhaps northern ireland, there could just be some showers and perhaps some thunderstorms during sunday. further east, a lot of dry and sunny weather, and we start to bring the winds in from the near continent. levels of humidity are going to start to rise, temperatures back up to 30 degrees, maybe a little higher than that across parts of the south—east. and we stick with that slightly more humid feel as we go on into the new working week. a lot of dry weather, some spells of sunshine, just the chance of the odd shower in the south and west. this is bbc world news. our top story: at least five people have been killed in an attack on a newspaper office in the us state of maryland. reports say the gunman opened fire through a glass door to the office. gunmen has been arrested and police say it was a targeted attack. investigators say they do not know the motive of the gunmen and are looking into claims he made threats towards the newspaper. european leaders are
struggling to agree a joint statement at a summint dominated by the migration crisis. reports say italy is refusing to agree to a joint statement on how to cope with the problem. and this story is trending on bbc.com: this is a pangolin. poaching has made it the most endangered species on the planet. british scientists have now come up with a ground—breaking way to protect it, by scanning human "finger—prints" from its scales. that's all. stay with bbc world news. our top story here in