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this is bbc news. the headlines: the white house says further meetings could be held between the us and north korea, following the failed summit in vienam. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: after the collapse of the us—north a disagreement about lifting korea summit, president trump points economic sanctions dashed hopes the finger, saying pyongyang wanted for progress on denuclearising the korean peninsula. all sanctions lifted, despite washington's optimism, something he could not accept. pyongyang insists its position won't change. on his way home from vietnam, president trump told troops you always have to be in alaska that us—backed forces have prepared to walk. now retaken100% of the so—called i could have signed an agreement caliphate once held by the militant today, and then you people group known as islamic state. would have said, "oh, the us is offering a reward of up what a terrible deal, to $1 million for information what a terrible thing he did." no, you have to be prepared to walk. leading them to hamza bin laden, son of osama bin laden. but that has been flatly contradicted by north korea. officials believe he was groomed it says it was only asking for some as his father's successor, and is emerging as a key leader of the islamist militant group of the sanctions to be lifted. al-qaeda. translation: if the united states removes partial sanctions, we will permanently and completely it is thought he is dismantle all the nuclear material production facilities. on the afghan—pakistan border. as the so—called islamic state
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extremists face defeat on the ground in syria, there is growing concern for the fate of thousands of women and children. pakistan says it will release a captured indian fighter pilot to try to calm tensions over kashmir. india welcomes the move. and tributes to andre previn. the oscar—winning conductor, composer and pianist has died at the age of 89. white house officials are insisting there could still be more meetings with the north korean leadership, despite the failure of this week's summit between president trump and kimjong—un. there were some hopes for progress on denuclearising the korean peninsula, but the summit collapsed over a disagreement about lifting economic sanctions. north korea's foreign minister has said their position will not change, even if the us seeks more talks.
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kim gittleson reports. a lonely walk, a tired wave — this wasn't the way donald trump had hoped to return from his meeting with north korea's kimjong—un. earlier in hanoi, both sides offered different explanations as to what led to the startling collapse of the historic second summit between the us and north korea. here is mr trump's version. basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn't do that. they were willing to de—nuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted, but we couldn't give up all of the sanctions for that. so we continue to work, and we'll see. but we had to walk away from that particular suggestion. we had to walk away from that. but the north korean delegation disputed mr trump's narrative,
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saying they did in fact offer to shut down a key nuclear site in return for only some sanctions relief. translation: if the united states removes partial sanctions, namely removes the articles of sanctions that hamper the civilian economy and the livelihood of our people in particular, we will permanently and completely dismantle all the nuclear material production facilities, including plutonium and uranium, in the presence of us experts, and by the joint work of technicians from both countries. but for now, an agreement remains out of reach. leading one news site to suggest that it was time for the trump—kim buddie movie to end. the south korean president, moonjae—in, has insisted that meaningful progress was made at the summit, in spite
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of their failure to reach a deal. mr moon said the summit had given the two leaders enhanced mutual understanding and trust. mr moon has worked to encourage the relationship between washington and pyongyang. our south—east asia correspondent jonathan head is in hanoi. he told me why he thought the summit failed to reach the desired conclusion on denuclearisation or a lifting of sanctions. the problem is that there's always an element of unpredictability. we knew there was a gap between the two sides, in terms of the areas they could have agreed, and clearly the american side hoped that when they arrived at this summit that perhaps the personal chemistry between mr trump and mr kim, or perhaps the fact that mr kim might even have something extra to give in his back pocket might close that gap. it didn't. now, we have these slightly conflicting accounts. it's worth noting mr trump is wrong. apparently the north koreans weren't asking for all sanctions, but even the sanctions they wanted were very significant, far more than the americans could have supported in returnjust for freezing yongbyon and stopping missile testing. so, one way or another, it was a hastily organised summit. it was a gamble. the gamble didn't pay off, and i think, more importantly for mr trump, perhaps two things,
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a positive and negative. the positive is, despite his desperate eagerness for a deal, he was willing to walk, and that clearly surprised and possibly shocked the north korean side. kim jong—un‘s come a very long way for this, and he didn't get much for it. on the negative side, mr trump has always said it's his dealmaking skills and his personal rapport with mr kim that enabled him to achieve things that his predecessors couldn't. but neither side is offering any hope of yet another summit anytime soon. we go back to routine diplomacy now, which was exactly what was happening under previous administrations. the famed trump magic touch just hasn't worked this time. on his way back from hanoi, president trump stopped in alaska to visit american troops. he thanked them for their service and claimed that us—backed forces had now retaken100% of the territory, the so—called caliphate, once held by the militant group that calls itself islamic state. we just took over, you know, you kept hearing it was 90%, 92%, the caliphate in syria.
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now it's100%, we just took over 100% caliphate. this is not the first time mr trump has made such claims. in december he tweeted that is had been defeated, and used that as a justification to propose pulling american troops out of syria. kurdish forces backed by the us are saying they have surrounded the remaining is fighters in a tiny patch of territory at baghuz, in south—east syria. they say they are a week away from claiming victory. this from our middle east correspondent quentin sommerville. out of the darkness and into the light. the islamic state group makes a slow and miserable surrender, carrying everything they own. these are the last of the true believers. and now, their orders are to submit to their enemies, the kurds. many of their husbands are still inside their baghuz holdout. even the children are searched.
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young and old, they are dazed by defeat. a group that showed no mercy now pleads for it. translation: "a lot of children died in airstrikes. a lot of men, a lot of old people, too. you're human, we are human as well. do you not feel my pain, brother? thousands have arrived this week, some barefoot and lost. and, in the cold desert light, injured male fighters surrender. the truth dawns on them — their caliphate is dead. abuba kar al—ansari tells me if we had met only a week ago, is would have killed me. why did you get out now? he says, "because there's no islamic state left. it collapsed".
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free now, these yazidi boys were kept as slaves. is taught them to hate their own kind. but what of the children of is fighters? they don't belong here, either. this family is from russia. this group of indonesian boys gave their names. aysa. erdoan. chamil. they are innocents, but told me they missed is. rahman. the islamic state's victims aren't just among its enemies. they lie among its own, too. they brutalised, traumatised and corrupted their own children, and that hateful ideology will live on long after the caliphate has ended. is wrought chaos here, and left a trail of broken families and orphans. in a dusty tent, i met
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12—year—old hamza, from iraq. he can't walk. he stood on a mine. his family, all is, were killed in an air strike. he is all alone. "life inside was good", he says, "but there was less food and water, and a lot of heavy fighting." as we leave, he stops me and asks, "what will happen to me?" there is no easy answer. the women and children are sent to displacement camps. more than 80, mostly babies, have died making this journey from baghuz. the men left behind won't go so peacefully. like the caliphate itself, their days are numbered. but, even when this is over, they will leave behind a legacy of pain.
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quentin somerville, bbc news, deir ez—zour, syria. the us is offering a reward of up to $1 million for information that leads them to hamza bin laden, son of osama bin laden, who ran the islamist militant group al-qaeda and approved the 9/11 terror attacks. american officials believe hamza was groomed as his father's successor, and is emerging as a key leader. it is thought he is on the afghan—pakistan border. our washington correspondnt chris buckler has more on the intelligence effort to track him down and challenge al-qaeda. they believe he could be in afghanistan, he could be in pakistan, they've also talked about iran, but what is very clear from what they're saying is that they believe he is a threat and he is someone of concern to the united states. and certainly, since his father's death back in 2011, when osama bin laden was killed in that operation in pakistan, he is someone who has made threats against the us, both audio and video threats that
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have been posted on the internet, and there seems to be this concern for the al-qaeda group that's perhaps growing. now, that might be as the is group is basically put down to the smaller and smaller strip of territory in syria, that there is now a focus on other groups as well. but they make the point that, while al-qaeda has been quiet, it is what they regard as a strategic pause. they believe they are still dangerous, and they believe that hamza bin laden is now emerging as one of their key leaders. let's get some of the day's other news: benjamin netanyahu has dismissed as a political witch hunt the news that israel's attorney—general plans to bring corruption charges against him, just weeks ahead of national elections. it is the first time a sitting prime minister has faced prosecution. tesla has announced the closure of many of its retail shops worldwide as it launches its first mass—market electric car, a version of its model 3 sedan. the company says, to maintain affordability, it will only be available online. it will cost $35,000. in 2017, orders for the promised car
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reached more than 500,000. the former argentine president carlos menem has been cleared on charges of covering up an investigation into the bombing of a jewish cultural centre “119911. 85 people died and 300 were injured in the attack in the centre of buenos aires. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: it is set to sell for more than $100 million, but is it for real? the auction that has split the art world. first, the plates slid gently off the restaurant tables. then suddenly, the tables, the chairs and people crashed sideways and downwards, and it was just a matter of seconds as the ferry lurched onto her side. the hydrogen bomb. on a remote pacific atoll, the americans had successfully tested a weapon whose explosive
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force dwarfed that of the bomb dropped on hiroshima. i had heard the news earlier, and so my heart went bang and bang. the constitutional rights of these marchers are their rights as citizens of the united states, and they should be protected even in the right to test them out, so that they don't get their heads broken and are sent to hospital. this religious controversy, i know you don't want to say too much about it, but does it worry you it's going to boil up when you get to the states? well, it worries me, yeah. i hope everything will be all right in the end, as they say. this is bbc world news, the latest headlines: the white house says further meetings could be held between the us and north korea, following the failed summit in vienam.
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following the failed summit in vietnam. pyongyang insists its position won't change. pakistan's prime minister has offered to return an indian pilot, as a gesture of peace after days of rising tensions involving kashmir, which both nations claim as their own. pakistan shot down the airforce jet on wednesday, after a series of indian airstrikes against a militant training camp in pakistan. 0ur correspondents yogita limaye and secunder kermani sent these reports from both sides of the line of control in kashmir. a mortar shell has hit this mountaintop, india and pakistan exchanging fire. in the fields and the forests, the bombs land thick and fast. people watch anxiously. this is one of the last villages on the indian side. here, they are used to hearing these explosions, but the past few days have been scary. translation: there has been so much shelling. we don't sleep at all at night.
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we worry that a bomb will hit our house. since india launched air strikes across the border on what it says was a terror camp, there has barely been a quiet hour here. it is too risky to go any further from here. we've been hearing the sounds continuously now for the past one hour. you can't see any military installations there, this just looks like any other regular village. but those sounds tell you that you are very close to the border with pakistan. this village in pakistani—administered kashmir was hit by indian shells on tuesday. you can see the absolute devastation that's been done to the house, and look — here is part of the mortar that struck it. whenever tensions rise between the two countries, it is people living in places like this that are the first to suffer. translation: when the shelling started, a bomb fell here. it has caused so much damage. i was hurt too.
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where can we find a safe place? if i could find one, sure. but who will give it to me? even before this latest spate of violence, cross—borderfiring had been increasing over the past few years, and the family's home has been hit before. 16—year—old aksar had her leg amputated after a strike last year. hospitals in pakistani—administered kashmir have been placed on emergency alert. tensions might now be easing, but it is of little use to this seven—year—old. he and his two brothers are recovering after their home close to the border was struck earlier this week. another brother and sister were killed, as was their mother, but none of them know that yet. translation: she was their world.
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what can i do? they wanted to talk to her. i told them she is on another ward, so you can't right now. dozens of families here have left their homes. some may feel confident enough to return for now, but this border is likely to remain a source of conflict. in an interview with the bbc, two men have accused michaeljackson of sexually abusing them hundreds of times in the late 1980s and early 1990s. wade robson and james safechuck say, from the ages of 7 and 10, they were abused at the neverland ranch in california. michaeljackson‘s family deny the claims. dan johnson has this report from los angeles. # ‘cause this is thriller — thriller night. # and no—one's gonna save you from the beast # about to strike... he was the king of pop, a global icon and one of the most successful singers of all time. allegations of child abuse overshadowed his later career.
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in 2005, he was cleared in court, but now, there are new claims. i was seven years old. michael asked, "do you and the family want to come to neverland?" two men have told a documentary maker they were groomed at the star's fairytale theme park home, neverland. michael sexually abused me from the age of seven years old until 1a years old. and the sexual abuse included fondling, touching my entire body and my penis. hello, wade. today is your birthday, so congratulations. i love you, goodbye. wade originally testified that michaeljackson never harmed him. the idea of being pulled away from michael now, this man, this otherworldly figure, this god to me, who had now become my best friend — no way was i ever going to do anything that would pull me away from him.
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mrjackson? james safechuck was in a commercial with jackson. he says he was abused from the age of ten. he grooms the children, and he grooms the parents as well. so it's a meticulous sort of build—up for him to be able to do that, and it takes him a while to build the trust. michael groomed the world as well. michaeljackson‘s music is still loved, and generates millions of pounds every year. he himself always maintained that he'd never hurt any child, and some of his family members have continued to defend his reputation. why do you think they're coming forward now? money. you think it's all about money? it's all about money. it's always been about money. i hate to say it — when it's my uncle, it's almost like they see a blank cheque. this documentary is not telling the truth. there has not been, not one piece of evidence that corroborates their story. almost a decade after his death,
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michaeljackson‘s character remains under the spotlight. his true legacy is still being questioned. danjohnson, bbc news, los angeles. andre previn, one of the most distinguished musicians of the past century, has died at the age of 89. a gifted conductor, composer and pianist, he won 4 oscars and 10 grammies and brought his love of classical music and jazz to millions. 0ur arts editor will gompertz looks back at his life. music andre previn was an extraordinary musical polymath, who blurred the boundaries between genres. he excelled as a conductor of many of the world's leading orchestras, conjuring from them a thrilling sound. he was a world—class jazz pianist, working with the greats, including ella fitzgerald. and at the start of his career, a hugely successful composer of
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film scores, including my fair lady... # i could have danced all night, i could have danced all night...#. for which he received one of his four 0scars. good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to another television concert by the london symphony orchestra. he was also a tv star, recognising the small screen's potential to broaden the appeal of classical music. well, he was an amazing person, a great talent, a wonderful pianist, a wonderful composer. he always pushed you so you could do your very, very best. andre previn was born in berlin, before moving with his family to paris in the late ‘30s to escape the nazis, and then onto america and hollywood. his wit and charm and enthusiasm made him attractive to studios hiring musicians, and to women. the film star mia farrow was the third of his five wives. tonight, she tweeted... eric, say hello to mr preview. ah, mr preview, how are you?
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he achieved celebrity status in 1971 with a now legendary appearance on the morecambe and wise show. you're playing — you're playing all the wrong notes. laughter. i'm playing all the right notes. but not necessarily in the right order. i'll give you that. i'll give you that, sunshine. he was furious when soon—yi, the daughter he'd adopted with mia farrow, married woody allen, previously her mother's boyfriend. "soon—yi does not exist", he said. it was a sour note for a man who loved life, people and music. i'm just very happy that i'm a musician. which branch of the music is actually immaterial.
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i'm just very pleased to be a musician. a wonderful thing to be. andre previn, who has died at the age of 89. what a life. will gompertz, bbc news. a painting believed to be a lost work by the italian artist caravaggio goes on show today in london after extensive restoration. it was discovered by chance in an attic in france. the louvre decided not to buy it, so it will be auctioned later this year. kathryn armstrong has the story. the moment of truth. after two years of restoration work, this painting, believed to be a lost work by the italian artist michelangelo caravaggio, has been unveiled in london. the painting, which depicts the biblical story of judith slaying the invading general, holofernes, was found in a leaky attic of a house in toulouse five years
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ago, where it had even been overlooked by burglars. scientists have since dated the painting to the early 17th century. it is thought to be worth more than $1 million. it is thought to be worth more than $70 million. it was a very important time of caravaggio's work because that is when he leaves rome and he's really developing a new style of painting, darker, more sombre, more tragic, more dramatic, that we like. more tragic, more dramatic, what we like. this is a crucial picture of caravaggio. however, there has been some debate about the artwork‘s authenticity, given that a disciple of caravaggio was known to make very credible copies. eric turquin is an expert in the old masters and is confident that it is authentic. what we see proves that this picture is in the process of creation, with changes, variations, that is the proof that it is an original. a copy is paid is what he sees.
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the painting will be on display in london for eight days and is due to be auctioned off in france later this year. kathryn armstrong, bbc news. before we go, give a thought to the man in the congressional hearings. it lasted so long starvation struck. the pizza satisfying the hunger of an intern unfortunately also in the background. the company who provided his pizza has already launched the spicy hallway pizza. the headlines again: white house officials say that could still be meetings between the president trump and kim jong—un. there were hopes of reaching an agreement on denuclearisation but the summit collapsed. it seems quite
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likely the south korean president will be intervening again. thank you for watching. well, we're just into march and the weather has turned a little bit colder, after that very warm spell in february. now, the atlantic is looking very turbulent at the moment, look at those clouds swirling around. these are low pressure weather systems and here are weather fronts, one here — in fact, there's multiple weather fronts around. there's another one coming in from the south as well. all of that is heading in our direction and as promised, the coming days will be very changeable. some days will be wetter than others, but we'll all experience that changeable weather. so first thing in the morning, pretty mild, nine degrees in london first thing on friday. around five degrees expected
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in aberdeen and in edinburgh, a really murky, misty sort of start to the day, with a bit of drizzle, but it's not all bad because some of us on friday will actually get at least little bit of sunshine, particularly across these western areas, so cardiff, birmingham, the north—west of england, for example, around liverpool, could get some sunshine. the further east you are, the cloudier it'll be. now, a weather front is approaching, you saw the satellite image there. here's the first one, it moves into northern ireland friday night, also the south—west of england and eventually wales, and other parts of the country will get that rain through the early hours of saturday. so early on saturday, again, a lot of mild weather, when we get cloud and weather systems coming off the atlantic, it does tend to be quite mild. so the weekend is looking very blustery across many parts of the uk. we will see a low pressure moving off the atlantic. here it is, friday night into saturday, as it moves in, a lot of isobars there, those white lines, these pressure lines, that basically means very strong winds. so the low pressure comes in, moves across ireland, the rain reaches belfast eventually. ahead of it for a time in the morning, it could actually be quite bright. and one place where we could keep the dry weather for most of the day and it may actually be really decent, that's london and norwich,
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temperatures here up to around 1a or 15 degrees. however, the weather will turn in the south because once this area of low pressure moves away, another one further south swings into southern areas of the country, so here we are expecting some pretty wet weather for cornwall, devon, parts of wales, the midlands, southern counties, east anglia and the south—east, so many of us in southern parts of the uk will need our brollies on sunday. it's likely to be quite windy too. but northern areas, aberdeen there, enjoying some sunshine on sunday, with temperatures of around about 10 celsius. so it is all change, that warm weather we had in february will soon be a distant memory as this much cooler, showery weather continues into next week and it may last for quite some time. that's the latest.
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