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this is bbc world news today. i'm kasia madera. our top stories. eu leaders agreed a deal on how to tackle migration — but the president of the european council says it's too early to talk about success. the uk is also told to reveal its plans for brexit to ensure an agreement is reached in time. there is a great deal of work ahead and the most difficult parts are still resolved. if we wants to reach a deal in october we need quick progress. police say the gunman who shot dead five people at a newspaper office in maryland would have killed even more people if he'd had the chance. this was a targeted attack. we can't fathom why that person chose to do this. three decades after britain's worst sporting disaster — the police officer in charge on the day at hillsborough football stadium is to stand trial for manslaughter. hello and welcome
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to world news today. european union leaders have admitted that the deal they've reached on controlling migration from africa will be difficult to implement. after all—night talks in brussels they agreed to set up secure migrant centres in eu states in order to process asylum claims. but they would be on a voluntary basis and so far no country has actually volunteered to host them. external border controls will be strengthened and migrants will be prevented from moving within the eu. the deal will also explore the possibility of what are being described as "regional disembarkation platforms", basically camps outside the eu, which would process refugees and migrants. but so far no african countries appear willing to have them on their territory. here's what the european council president, donald tusk, had to say about the agreement. it is far too early to talk about
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the success. we have managed to reach agreement on the european council, but this is in fact the easiest part of the task. compared to what awaits us underground with me start implementing it. eu leaders differ sharply over how the migrant deal will work, as the bbc‘s europe editor, katya adler, explains. i think ithink in i think in the end you can say that in what leaders agreed on migration pretty much failed on two very big fronts. first we'll try to prevent more migrants entering europe illegally and trying to stop migrants dying at sea as we saw today. on the coast of libya. the idea behind the processing centres is to put economic migrants off even trying to come to europe once they realise and only those with the legal right to asylum or refugee
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status are allowed to stay. if the summit conclusions here we heard those centres will be voluntary and outside the european union, so we don't know where or when or even if they will be operational and in the meantime migrants will continue to risk their lives taking that dangerous boats across the mediterranean. the second failure is more of a political one. since the height of the migrant crisis migrant arrivals have gone down by 95%. the stresses between the leaders are very political and at the end of the summit leaders said a significant step forward was made. this they betting through eu summit style they papered over the cracks that has you wrapped north, south, east and west united behind a common migration policy, absolutely not. while eu leaders debate migration in brussels — in the mediterranean a number of rescue ships are searching the migrants who've become stranded as they try to make that crossing to europe. it's feared that around 100 migrants drowned when their over—crowded boat ran into trouble friday off the coast of libya. the missing include two
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babies and three children. the 16 people who survived say that within hours of setting off from the libyan coast there was an explosion aboard their inflatable dinghy. our correspondent gavin lee has spent several days on board one of the rescue ships — which has been waiting for days to find a place to dock. he sent this report from marseille. the end and a 4000 mile sea odyssey for the aquarius. the crew finally allowed to dock in france after being at the centre of a political storm. the problem started when they rescued more than 600 migrants from an unseaworthy riverboat of the libyan coast, but were suddenly banned from using italian and maltese ports which forced them to ta ke maltese ports which forced them to take migrants to spain. italian deputy prime minister has since stopped all foreign flagged charity run ships from entering italian waters accusing him of encouraging people smuggling. over the past ten
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days from the bbc has been on board with missed the crew travelled back to search them and carried out practice rescue drills while the italian authorities excluded them from helping. they had the living coast guard intercept all micro—vehicles. they are exhausted and frustrated at the political effo rts and frustrated at the political efforts to keep them from working off the libyan coast. and they say the lack of access to nearby ports is effectively rendering their operations futile command calling on eu leaders to consider the consequences. detention centres in aaa condemned by the un asked inhumane. eu leaders say they're working on a solution but that might not involve ngo ships. they are considering where the bacon continue. -- they can continue. if they are not willing to let us do
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thatjob of course we're to have to start questioning what we are doing out here, but in the meantime we are going to continue to be present and try to do thatjob. going to continue to be present and try to do that job. today, around 100 people are thought to aground off the libyan coast. the future of the ships rests on whether europe leaders see them as a taxi service for illegal migrants or allow their presence as humane life—savers. now the other key issue dominating the brussels talks is brexit. the president of the european council, donald tusk, has called for the uk to ‘lay its cards on the table' if it wants to resolve all outstanding issues in time for a summit in october. the british prime minister, theresa may, says she's ready to pick up the pace of negotiations. and the uk government has promised to publish more detail about its plans. from brussels, laura kuenssberg reports. hovering in the background, brexit has been a footnote,
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not the main order of business here. but brussels' main broker had prepared a very big message to give. huge and serious divergence remain, in particular ireland and northern ireland. now we are waiting for the uk white paper and i hope it will contain workable and realistic proposals. but the eu's frustrated with what they see as britain's lack of decisions on brexit. it sounds, though, like the prime minister is irritated right back. we are ready to intensify and accelerate the pace of negotiations. i want to see that from the european commission and the european union. but by sunrise, it was all quiet on the british front. theresa may had been and gone and it's that relative silence, as the eu sees it, that frustrates them so. gathering again, they mulled over the state of play. one government source said this is a prolonged finger wagging exercise but insiders suggest
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there is real despair among the member states. this time next week, the cabinet at home will be locked away in their own talks, trying to resolve once and for all what will the relationship with the eu really be? the best friends orjust respectful neighbours? there's a great deal of work ahead. and the most difficult tasks are still unresolved. if you want to reach a deal in october we need to great progress. this is the last call to lay cards on the table. then again... a simple message: we cannot wait any more. european voices can shout ever louder but the coming drama for theresa may is the one that awaits her at home. can she solve, in just seven days, the contradictions that the tories have struggled with for two long years? do you think theresa may will be able to resolve the differences in her cabinet?
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yes. and what happens if she does not? she will. she will, why are you confident when...? because i know her. so you trust that she will be able to get her party together? i was always trusting the british. yet the eu's frustrated. hanging around for britain. in a week, we should know what they are waiting for. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, brussels. let's go to maryland in the us now — where police say the gunman who shot dead five people at the offices of a newspaper in annapolis was there to kill as many people as he could. the attacker has been identified as jarrod ramos. he surrendered to police and on friday appeared in court, charged with five counts of murder. he's understood to have had a long—running feud with the publication. the chief of police, timothy altomare, said he wouldn't say the attackers name as he gave this update on the case. this was a targeted attack, we can't
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fathom why that person chose to do this. we don't think we have any more clear and present dangers to the citizens of this county, that person has had a history with the police department. in may of 13, we did have a situation where online threatening comments were made. we had a detective assigned to investigate it, the detective spoke with legal counsel for the capital gazette, several members of the staff, mr mark hart who has had several, so the news media was scheduled to be on a conference call, he did not call in. on the conference call it was discussed that the capital gazette to did not wish to pursue criminal charges.
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there was a fear that doing so would exacerbate an already favourable situation. —— flammable. president trump has been giving his thoughts on the incident — this is what he had to say a short time ago: this attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief. journalists like all americans should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing theirjob. earlier our correspondent nada tawfik, gave us this update from annapolis. here, this paper really has today beena mix here, this paper really has today been a mix of some of the first—rate reporting from the reporters who found themselves the centre of this story and also attributes to their colleagues. you'll see on this opinion page they have left it absolutely blank today to pay tribute to them. now, ray moses going to appear in court via video link. using charged with five counts
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of first—degree murder but they are saying he is not cooperating. this is still an active investigation. they said he had a long—running dispute with the paper and the paper gave no further details of bad. they said this all goes back to a defamation case that he launched against them back in 2012. after they detailed a harassment case that a former classmate of his brought against him. this went through the maryland courts and they ruled in the paper's favour, but since the shooting a former editor at the time who is no longer with the paper said he recalled being worried about ramos and telling his attorney this is someone that could possibly, and issued us. so, really, we are getting more of a picture about these past few years and the threats against this paper. investigators have said that they are also coming through social media threats, some as early as thursday. from an
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account there trying to confirm is absolutely linked to ramos. here in the uk, a police commander will go on trial for the manslaughter, by gross negligence, of 95 liverpool football fans in the hillsborough disaster almost 30 years ago. a judge ruled that david duckenfield, a former chief superintendent of south yorkshire police , and four other men, should face charges. judith moritz reports. the 30 years since he was charged he will now appeal or ofa criminal of a criminal court. the first time anyone has been charged in the death of the fans when they were killed the terraces became overcrowded during an fa cup semi final in 1989. mr duckenfield is accused of failing to take reasonable care for their safety, and it is alleged that amounts to gross negligence. the youngest, a boy of ten.
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the oldest, a pensioner of 67. the match commander can only be charged in connection with 95 of the fans. for legal reasons, he can't be prosecuted by the death of the final victim, tony bland. we are unable to charge the manslaughter of anthony bland, the 96th casualty, who died almost four years later. this is due to time limitations imposed by the law as it applied at the time. 18 years ago, david duckenfield was prosecuted privately. an order was then imposed to prevent him being put on trial again. now that order has been lifted. four other men will also stand trial. graham mackrell, former sheffield wednesday club secretary, is charged with breaching health and safety and safety at sports ground legislation. separately, two senior police officers, donald denton and alan foster and a solicitor, peter metcalfe, are accused of perverting the course ofjustice by amending police statements in the wake of the disaster. former chief constable sir norman bettison has applied to stop the proceedings against him. his case has been adjourned until august.
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some of those bereaved by hillsborough were in court today to watch the ruling. they will be back again when the first trial gets under way. still to come on bbc world news, we'll have the latest on the desperate search for a group of teenagers and their football coach, who've been trapped for six days in a flooded cave in northern thailand. china markets first day of rule and hong kong. the chinese president said unification was the start of a new era for hong kong. the world's first clone has been produced of an
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aduu first clone has been produced of an adult mammal. scientists of scotland have produced a sheep called dolly that was cloned in the laboratory using a cell from another sheep. 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 lighthouse at almost 50 knots shattering the record that had stood at 434 years. there is no hiding the sheer elation of richard branson and his crew. you are watching bbc world news today. the latest headlines . the president of the european council, donald tusk, says leaders have reached a deal on migration and called for more clarity from britain on its brexit plans. police say the gunman who shot dead
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five people at a newspaper office in maryland would have killed even more people if he'd had the chance. 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 huge search for the missing group, which is thought to have been cut off by rising floodwater, has gripped the country. thailand's prime minister has now arrived in chiang rai province to meet emergency workers, just as teams of us and british divers have arrived to join in the rescue effort in the remote, jungle region. our correspondent jonathan head reports. we are on our way up the side of the mountain to check out holes in the ground. it's hot, steep and very slippery. but there is just a chance, a small one, that it might lead to the missing boys. there have been so few possibilities
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for getting into the caves that the thai police are making the most of this one. the national police chief has hiked up to direct this operation. their plan is to lower climbers into a narrow crack barely wide enough for an adult. it's one of several such holes, but this is the most hopeful, discovered by two british cavers yesterday. we're watching police climbers going down this really very small opening in the rock. it is very tight. they have tied a rope to a log across it to hold them. there is a lot of people up here but it feels like they are improvising, trying to find a way through to see if this leads to the caves. where's rob? are you moving in now? the two british cavers have come back from climbing down another hole that did not lead anywhere.
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they have both explored these caves thoroughly in the past, valuable experience now. we can say here, about 26 metres over there, is where the end of the cave underneath us is likely to be. and it is unlikely, very unlikely, but we have to rule out all possibilities that the children could have got to that chamber. as they descend, the climbers send back video of their progress. later in the day, they discover a large chamber, a rare piece of positive news. although it's not clear yet whether this connects to the main caves. they will now be supplied by helicopter so they can stay up here on the hillside and keep on looking. jonathan head, bbc news, northern thailand. we're monitoring
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let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. the us car manufacturer general motors has warned that american tariffs on imported vehicles could reduce its presence both in america and overseas. president trump has threatened to impose the import taxes, after eu leaders responded to tariffs on exports of steel and aluminium with additional charges on several american products. canada has also threatened ‘dollar for dollar‘ tariffs in response to those american taxes on exports of steel and aluminium. foreign minister chrystia freeland said donald trump's claim that the imports threatned american security were notjust untrue, they were also hurtful. tim haig has all the sport. tim, a day of rest in the football but... thank you very much. yes indeed let's start with the world
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cup because it's a rest day as you say, but fee for saudi news conference in moscow to review the group stages and high on the agenda was a group stages and high on the agenda wasavar group stages and high on the agenda wasava rand how it is group stages and high on the agenda was a v a r and how it is being applied for the first time at the world cup. the legendary referee and chairman of the referees committee was fielding questions and lost a p pa re ntly was fielding questions and lost apparently the system has been over 99% accurate he concedes it has not been perfect. there were some incidents that suddenly disappeared, but we had some holdings of the certain moment, but it's almost disappeared or they continued there we re disappeared or they continued there were but a proper technical decision and a penalty kick. of course we noticed and intervened, we fine—tuned what was, during the
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competition it's not possible that everything goes 100% perfectly. competition it's not possible that everything goes 10096 perfectly. two incidents again and decisions were made. do you think it is now time as pa rt made. do you think it is now time as part of the process to increase the transparency that viewers and fans can listen to the decisions in the room and communications to these kind of matters are cleared up quickly so you don't have to sit here and explain them at length? before you have to learn to walk. i don't know what will be the future. it might be possible, certainly more than we can think. certainly now i think it's a bit early because we are walking. his recognisable face there. if the seven of the world cup is not enough for you the third grand slam of the tennis season gets under way at wimbledon on monday. he dropped the first round was made on
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friday. but to the eye—catching ties from the mensa singles. andy murray who is yet to confirm he will compete first round was made on friday. but to the eye—catching ties from the mensah singles. andy murray who is yet to confirm your computer the championships faces the defending champion. rafael nadal. while the defending champion of the women's will formula 1 now and lewis hamilton has picked up exactly where he left off last sunday by being quickest in practice for the austrian opening practice for the austrian grand prix. five days after his triumph in the defending world champion led the mercedes in both practice sessions. it is a pretty straightforward. no real issues and all of corners here so it's very, very fa st all of corners here so it's very, very fast and the tires are pretty
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much all the same. it has been good. for us we have tried the new upgrades and the initial feeling is that it really worked well so the team to a good job and they liked the rear end of the car, really stable. we have some balance work to do to get started. a good day for india because they have a 2—0 win over ireland. they won the second match in dublin by 143 runs. rule and rather both made half centuries. the committee fell apart losing several wickets throughout. a great afternoon with the ball taking five wickets and 70 or out. the worry,
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the world back is on saturday. i'm sure we're all relieved to get some more football action. just before i go, we've got time to show you some vidoe from the states. and what has got to be one of the more unusual 911 calls the emergency services have received. just to explain what is going on. apparently the man's ex—girlfriend was allegedly behind the wheel. the pair had an argument about who will use the car. the man eventually made it off the bonnet. thanks for watching. good evening.
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the fifth consecutive day we have temperatures somewhere the uk above 30 degrees. and this continues into the weekend. hot weather, sunny weather in just a small chance of a thunderstorm and particularly in southern and western areas. areas of low pressure and swirl of crowd that macleod. that is going to draft for the drawings a very warm the weekend. drawings a very warm and explain to me and airfor the near co nsta nt and explain to me and airfor the near constant and so no end in sight to our heat wave. it's a saturday morning on a relatively fresh note from any 11 to 15 degrees and we also start of a fair amount of cloud which will have drifted in from the north sea overnight. that could take a little while to break up and so if you are out early don't be surprised if there is a fair amount of cloud overhead, but it will break and we will see long spells of sunshine, warm sunshine at that. you can see the extent of the orange shade here
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on our temperature charts. cooler and closer to the north sea coasts but may be used in south wales we get temperatures up to 28,29, possibly 30 degrees. as to go through saturday night remember they have been quite fresh but actually a bit more warmth and humidity holding on particularly down towards the south as a temperatures may be no lower than 16 or 17 degrees in cardiff and london, still a bit cooler and fresher for the north cardiff and london, still a bit cooler and fresherfor the north but that sets the scene for what will be a slightly more muggy day on sunday and as this area of low pressure over those lumps of cloud i showed you starts to move its way in from the southwest we do have the increasing likelihood of showers and thunderstorms across the southwest of england perhaps into wales. maybe fringing into the midlands and northern island as well. father is lots of sunshine and that feed continental air. if anything climbed even higher down towards the southeast. 30, perhaps 31 degrees on
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sunday afternoon. many other places not too far from behind and 27 and glasgow. as we look further ahead low pressure will still be turning around doctor the southwest. high pressure is going to holding on enough to give most of us a fine and settled week to come. so the potential for showers into the southwest of them slightly muddy field and those temperatures close to 30 degrees. this is bbc world news, the headlines: eu leaders have reached an agreement on migration policy at the end of a summit in brussels. asylum centres are to be set up across europe on a voluntary basis, but so far no country has volunteered to host one. brexit also dominated at the summit. the president of the european council, donald tusk, called on the uk to ‘lay its cards on the table' if it wants to resolve outstanding issues police in the us state of maryland say an attack at a newspaper office in which five people were killed had been planned. jarrod ramos has been charged with five counts of first degree murder. three decades after britain's worst sporting disaster,
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at hillsborough football stadium, the police commander in charge on the day is to face charges of manslaughter by gross negligence. 95 fans weer killed.
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