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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. our top stories: just hours after reaching a deal, european leaders disagree about who should take in and process migrants coming into europe. police in maryland say the gunman who shot dead five people at a newspaper office would have killed even more, if he'd had the chance. canada fights back, announcing tariffs on billions of dollars worth of us goods saying it will not back down in the face of american pressure. and atjust four—years—old, this young painter is taking the art world by storm one colorful canvas at a time. an agreement between european union leaders over how to curb migration is already looking shaky,
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only hours after being agreed. the deal envisaged the creation of secure centres to receive migrants within the eu, but france and austria have already ruled out hosting them, arguing they should be in countries where migrants first arrive. this drew an angry response from italy's prime minister, giuseppe conti, who said the centres could be set up anywhere, including france. bill hayton reports. this is how european leaders want their political problem with migration solved. 300 people trying to cross the mediterranean found by libyan coastguards and returned to africa. and this is what some politicians are trying to stop: a ship run by the german organisation sea watch, bringing over 200 people ashore in malta. they were picked up at sea and that, say the governments of italy and malta, is encouraging more migrants to attempt
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the dangerous crossing. these maltese protesters do not want any more to arrive. pressure from some voters is causing some leaders in italy and germany to do more to stop illegal migration. and 1000 miles away in brussels, leaders thought they had a europewide deal. translation: we were able to build - and i think i can say this — and significant agreement, which is one step forward based on a full agenda as we requested. this was built on three components: the external aspect, border protection, and internal solidarity. in other words, paying turkey and north african countries to stop migrants before they leave, tightening border controls, and setting up detention centres for the assessment of migrants. the italian government thought other countries were willing to host the centres, but that was denied by france and austria, causing this outburst. translation: emmanuel macron was tired.
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i contradict him. we finished late. 5am on saturday morning. what you are telling me, this is not written in either article of the agreement. but the deal might give some time for the german government, which faces difficult regional elections in a few months. translation: a change in direction has taken place in migration policy. it is a step in the right direction. united nations figures show the number of migrants crossing the mediterranean has fallen dramatically. they are less than a third of where they were five years ago. but tragedies continue. three babies drowned on friday when their boat sank off libya. another 100 people are missing. there was no rescue for them, nor a political solution. bill hayton, bbc news. the selection of a new supreme court judge in the united states has become a key issue once again. president trump says
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he will announce his nominee to replace thejudge retiring from the court on the 9th ofjuly. the vacancy arose after justice anthony kennedy, who's 81, said earlier this week that he was retiring. mr trump indicated he has five finalists for the position, although he may interview seven people. two of the candidates are understood to be women, and the first interviews could take place as early as this weekend. a day after five people were killed at a newspaper in the us state of maryland, more details are emerging about the shooter's motive, and the perserverance of those at the capital gazette. the man who carried out the rampage has been identified as jarrod ramos. he's been charged with multiple murders and denied bail. from annapolis, the bbc‘s nada tawfik has the latest. a vital source of news for this community was also its biggest story. friday's edition of the capital gazette covered every angle of the fatal shooting of its offices.
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just one page was left bank, and intentionally so, to commemorate the five victims. wendi winters was a reporter who colleagues said had a talent for connecting with the community. rebecca smith was a 34—year—old sales assistant who had just started with the paper. anotherjournalist, robert hiaasen, the brother of the bestselling author carl hiaasen, had a reputation for helping young reporters. editor gerald fischman was seen as the voice of the paper. and john mcnamara, or mack, was passionate about covering local sport. their deaths have left many here stunned. i knew three out of the five that lost their lives, and it's heart—wrenching. 0ur beautiful little friendly town, it's just... sorry, you know, it's shocking. the suspected gunman has been charged with five counts of first degree murder. in a brief court appearance by video—link, he was denied bail. prosecutors believe this was a carefully planned attack, based on surveillance footage from the scene and evidence recovered from his car and home.
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there were two entrances to the offices in which this attack occurred. the rear door was barricaded. mr ramos then, as i told thejudge, entered into the front door and worked his way through the office, where he would — shooting victims as he walked through the office. jarrod ramos had a grudge against the paper dating back to 2011, when its columnists covered a criminal case against him. he has often criticised the capital gazette on social media, including yesterday, before the attack. there was widespread condemnation of this attack on journalists. there's something wrong with our society. why are we so tightly wound that a small newspaper like this, that is really not left—wing or right—wing, thatjust reports good, local news for us, that cares about our kids and local issues, can offend someone so much that they want to take life? president trump, not always
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a friend of the media, said this attack shocked the conscience of the nation. journalists, like all americans, should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing theirjob. there will be two vigils tonight, and already there has been an outpouring of support. but many of the capital gazette's journalists hope for more than thoughts and prayers. they say this kind of violence can't be the new normal. canada has responded to president trump's tariffs on steel with retaliatory duties on more than $12 billion worth of american goods. the canadian tariffs, which come into effect on sunday, target us steel, aluminium, and consumer goods ranging from orange juice to toilet paper. the bbc‘s tim allman has more. canada and the united states — neighbours, allies, friends. but every close relationship can have its ups and downs.
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donald trump, citing national security concerns, slapped tariffs on canadian steel. now, canada is responding with some tariffs of its own. the idea that canada might constitute a threat to american national security, the legal pretext invoked by our neighbours to impose these tariffs on canadian steel and aluminium exports, is not only absurd, it's hurtful. so what have the canadians decided to do? well, they are going to impose tariffs on american steel and aluminium, but they will also be taking action against other us imports, including coffee, ketchup and whisky. the measures are worth more than 16 billion canadian dollars, or around 12 billion us dollars. president trump's approach
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to international trade has caused some consternation, with his emphasis on "america first." he argues the us doesn't get a fair deal, and is taken advantage of by its trading partners. the workers who pour their souls into building this great nation were betrayed, but that betrayal is now over. this steel mill in ontario is just one of the factories that could be affected by a potential trade war between canada and its southern neighbour. the latest tariffs are designed to match those imported by the us dollar for dollar, and the canadians say they don't want to escalate the situation. but they've also said they will not back down. tim allman, bbc news. nearly 30 years after britain's worst sporting disaster at hillsborough football stadium, a judge has ruled that the police commander in charge on the day, can face trial. former chief superintendent of south yorkshire police, david duckenfield, will face charges of manslaughter by gross negligence in relation to the deaths of 95 liverpool football fans. four other men will also face trial in connection with the disaster and its aftermath.
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judith moritz reports. nearly 30 years since david duckenfield was in charge at hillsborough, he'll now appear in the dock of a criminal court. it is the first time that anyone has been charged with the deaths of 95 liverpool fans who were killed when the terraces at the sheffield ground 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's alleged that amounts to gross negligence. 96 supporters were crushed. the youngest, a boy of 10. the oldest, a pensioner of 67. the match commander can only be charged in connection with 95 of the fans.
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for legal reasons, he can't be prosecuted for 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 sport ground legislation. separately, two senior police officers, donald denton and alan foster, and a solicitor, peter metcalf, 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. some of those bereaved by hillsborough were at court today to watch the ruling. they will be back again when the first trial gets under way. those facing charges will now be split into separate trials. trial one, with defendants,
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david duckenfield and graham mackrell, is expected to start in september. trial two, of those accused of amending police statements, should then follow on at the start of next year. judith moritz, bbc news, preston. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: separated at the us border and still searching, and waiting, for their children. we hearfrom the migrant parents who have no idea where their kids are. china marked its first day of rule in hong kong with a series of spectacular celebrations. a 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 of an adult mammal.
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scientists in scotland have produced a sheep called dolly, that was 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 bbc world news. the latest headlines: hours after reaching a deal, european leaders disagree about who should take in and process migrants, coming into europe. police in maryland say the gunman who shot dead five people at a newspaper office would have killed even more if he'd had the chance. mexico is choosing a new
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president this weekend. it's the largest election in the country's history and voters eligible to cast their ballots in neighbouring us and abroad are paying close attention. polls suggest the leftist politican andres manuel lopez 0brador is the man to beat — after trying twice before. well earlier i spoke to eric 0lson, senior advisor for security at the mexico institute. i asked him about all the bloodshed in the run up to the mexico elections. there has been about 130 candidates who have been killed. these are either candidates or sitting authorities. it is unusual, it is a high number. i think wanting to keep in mind is that these are mostly very local, remote areas, towns, villages, in areas that are already
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ha rd villages, in areas that are already hard hit by and violence due to conflicts between criminal organisations and gangs. so it is not everywhere in the country. there are places that are very peaceful, of course, but it is not insignificant, and it is weighing on people's mind. the right-wing parties in mexico have done well. the centre—right parties have done well for the past two or three election cycles. i remember elections with amlo and him outstanding jazz. what has given him a shot this time? in 2006, he almost w011. a shot this time? in 2006, he almost won. he lost by barely 1%. he fell behind in 2012. i think what is different this time is that people are different this time is that people a re really different this time is that people are really in the mood of voting against the traditional parties come at the traditional elites, the options that have always been there, and are looking for something new, and are looking for something new, and andres manuel lopez 0brador has
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definitely positioned himself as the change candidate, as an outsider, even though he has won before. he is not running for one of the traditional parties. it is a new movement. it was a rejection of what has happened in the past. people are fed up with corruption and high levels of violence, with not feeling economic benefits that many others are feeling. so he has really positioned himself in a new way. it isa positioned himself in a new way. it is a new moment and i think he has really found himself walking away with the election. looking across the border to the north, is this an election which the united states is paying attention, or should be paying attention, or should be paying attention, or should be paying attention to? they are definitely paying attention to it. i think this election is less about the united states and donald trump than some people assume, but the us is obviously a country with real interest in mexico, economic and
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security wires. there was some concern that andres manuel lopez 0brador might take in new direction thatis 0brador might take in new direction that is less cooperative would united states, maybe a little more confrontational. ifrankly personally think that we need to give out sometime. i am not sure that that is exactly going to be the case. “— that that is exactly going to be the case. —— of that sometime. andres manuel lopez 0brador is a pragmatist at the end of the day and he wants to make things work. —— some time. but there are some concerns in the us over this election. as more protests and rallies are planned across the united states over the weekend against the president's immigration policy migrants who were separated from their children are still waiting to see them again. more than 2000 children were taken away when their parents illegally crossed into the united states. that's before donald trump signed an executive order to stop the practice. in this special report, our north america correspondent aleem maqbool has been given access to a centre in el paso, texas. the facility houses recently
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released migrant parents, and they still haven't been reunited with their children. phone rings. this is where parents wait by the phone, desperate for news of their children. they were taken away from them by us immigration officials. all they've been given in return is a number to call. but yessica still hasn't even been told where her six—year—old son, marcelo, is. translation: what they've done is horrible. i've had no information, and it's been more than 50 days. i call, and no—one tells me anything. i can't sleep. i wake up and my heart's beating so fast, i can't even breathe. yessica is still being monitored, but she is among the first released from jail since donald trump's policy of separating migrant parents from their children started. there was a lot of publicity
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surrounding the release of this group of parents, but none has as yet been reunited with their child. unfortunately, some of the parents were led to believe that, when that bus arrived here, that their children were going to be inside waiting for them. and that was tragic, that some of them had been led to believe that by officers who had the responsibility of processing them. that is not the way that it works. you need to understand that there are over 100 facilities throughout the us that are presently detaining over 10,000 minor children. as it stands, immigrants are within their rights to claim asylum in the us, and then have their cases assessed. undoubtedly, and it may have been part of the calculation, what the last few weeks have done is make people think twice about coming to america, however difficult their situation at home.
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do you regret trying to come to the usa? translation: of course i do, a lot. never did i imagine it was going to be like this, that they would take our kids. our children are not to blame for anything. donald trump has announced that no more immigrant parents will be separated from their children, but that just means whole families could be detained together, and for longer. well, the american government has now asked its military to prepare areas on its bases where thousands of migrants can be detained, including here at fort bliss. and, far from feeling that this crisis is over, human rights groups are now even more worried about the next phase of donald trump's immigration policy could look like. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in el paso, texas. german officials have confirmed the daughter of one
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of the most senior nazis, heinrich himmler, was hired by west germany's foreign intelligence agency in the 1960s. the revelation about gudrun burwitz follows her death last month at the age of 88. the spy agency, the bnd, has now confirmed that she worked there for several years under an assumed name. her father was regarded as the chief architect of the holocaust. take a look at the picture behind me. you might be amazed to learn that it's not a classic work from the golden age of pop art — but rather, the work of a four—year—old. his name is advait kolarkar, he comes from canada, his paintings are already selling for thousands of dollars — and we met with his family to find out more. advait was nine months old when he first picked up the brush. it was like magic to us
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and we could not believe that he is creating those compositions. he had a direction, he had an intention and he knew exactly where he wants to go and lead himself to the result. to be perfectly honest, it was my first art show, so i might as well let you know that. and i remember walking through the door and walking into the exhibit room and ijust...| could not believe what i was seeing. the colours, they were just so beautiful and theyjust caught my attention. you know, if you're not familiar with abstract painting,
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some people come in and think that anybody could just throw paint on a canvas but, if they understood the colours and the textures, they would understand that this is more thanjust paint on canvas. most children willjust see a few colours and mush them together and make a great mess, hence finger painting. this is different. this child is planning, very engrossed in what he is doing and that is unusual. however, you never know what is going to happen. easily i have seen many, many talented young people lose interest or make even get into the art world and are exhibiting and they do not want to do it any more. you can never tell. if he is a very comfortable with the normal schooling and still he is able to paint, then we will continue with that
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and we just want to see where he is happy. it is completely his creation, it's coming out of his imagination and we want to keep that going forever. before we go, take a look at this. this has to be one of the most unusual 911 calls that emergency services have received. just to explain what was going on,
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a p pa re ntly just to explain what was going on, apparently his ex—girlfriend was allegedly behind the wheel. the pair had an argument about who would use the car. the man eventually made it off the bonnet and the driver was arrested and charged with culpable negligence. i don't think there is going to be any getting back together for the both of them. a reminder of our main news. in brussels, there has been disagreement over how to control immigration from outside the eu, just after a deal was signed. france and australia have already ruled out hosting centres and that was a plank of the agreement. and you can get in touch with me and most of the team on twitter — i'm @nkem|fejika. and if you are on the move and want to keep up—to—date with what is going on in the news, you can go to bbc.com. goodbye. hello there.
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for the fifth consecutive day, temperatures in the uk got above 30 degrees on friday, and there could be more to come over the weekend. still plenty of heat, plenty of sunshine, butjust the chance for the odd downpour, particularly on sunday. because, if we look back at the recent satellite picture, you can see this area of cloud that's just been swirling around across iberia. this more unsettled weather is going to drift its way northwards, clipping into the south—west as we go into sunday. but for saturday, we're going to be drawing in some very warm air from the near continent, so those temperatures are going to stay very high. we start the day between 11 and 15 degrees. notice a bit more in the way of cloud rolling its way in from the north sea. that could take a little while to break up through the morning. so, if you're out and about through the first part of the day, could be a bit of cloud around. but the sunshine will get to work, and there will be lots of it
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as we get into the afternoon. blue skies, strong sunshine with high uv levels, and as far as the temperatures go, well, look at the extent of the orange shades on our temperature chart — widely in the mid—to—high 20s. some spots, perhaps to the west of london, maybe west wales, again could get up to 30 degrees. a little bit cooler, perhaps, for some of these north sea coastal areas. now, as we through saturday night, notice the way that the orange colours try to hold on down towards the south. whereas the last few nights have been cool and fresh, saturday night into sunday morning will be a little bit more muggy, a little more humid. 16 there in cardiff and in london. not as muggy further north, nine there in newcastle. but we are going to see more in the way of muggy air wafting its way in from the near continent as we go on into sunday,
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also this area of low pressure that's starting to churn its way towards the south—west of the country. so here we could see some showers across the south—west of england, into wales, maybe the midlands, maybe northern ireland. also a weak frontal system, which could bring rain into north—west scotland. but everywhere else sunny skies again, and remember that warm and humid air — the orange colours getting deeper, really, across the south—eastern areas. temeprature on sunday afternoon in london up to around 31 degrees. some spots in the south—east could get to 32. but even further north, birmingham, manchester likely to hit 30 degrees. and then we get into the new working week. low pressure still churning around to the south. so the odd shower in southern and particularly south—western areas but, broadly speaking, high pressure remains in charge. so there will be lots more dry weather, lots more sunshine, lots more heat. temperatures still close to 30 degrees, butjust the odd shower at times towards the south—west. this is bbc world news. the headlines: just hours after reaching a deal,
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european leaders disagree about who should take in and process migrants coming into europe. france and austria ruled out securing centres for migrants, a central part of the agreement. canada fights back, imposing billions of dollars worth of tariffs on american goods in response to president trump's steel duties. they come into effect on sunday. more details are emerging about a shooter's motive a day after he killed five people at a newspaper in the american state of maryland. the man who carried out the rampage has been identified as jarrod ramos. he's been charged with multiple murders and denied bail. he said he would kill more if he could. the carbon dioxide shortage which has hit britain's food
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