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this is bbc news, the headlines: president trump has called this is bbc news, i'm kasia madera. for vulnerable people to use the measels vaccine. our top stories: it comes after two universities in california declared a quarantine a race against time — to try and contain president trump urges people to vaccinate after two universities a measles outbreak. are quarantined to try to contain students and staff at ucla an outbreak of measles. and california state who've had contact with confirmed cases have sorrow to turns to anger in sri lanka in the wake been ordered to stay at home. sri lanka's prime minister has told of the church bombings. the prime minister tells the bbc the bbc he did not receive he wasn't aware of the warnings. the warnings of an impending attack, before the easter sunday bombings. what you do when you are out the loop? ranil wickremesinghe admitted there had been a serious you are talking about breakdown within government. libya says it has agreed not being in the loop? to extradite the brother of the suicide bomber who hit you are the prime minister, you are number two an ariana grande concert on the national security council. in manchester back to the uk. the recent fighting around tripoli, however, has put the process on hold. severe flood warnings have been two years after the manchester arena issued in mozambique bombing, libya tells the bbc it's after cyclone kenneth — the second in as many months — willing to extradite the attacker‘s hit the coast. there are fears that hundreds brother back to the uk. of thousands of people will need humanitarian aid another huge storm
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hits on mozambique. just weeks after cyclone idai, now kenneth slams the country with winds of more than 200 kilometres an hour. and a new exhibition opens exploring the life and work of maverick cinematic genius stanley kubrick. hello and welcome to bbc news. president trump has urged americans to be immunised against measles — despite previously casting doubt on the vaccination. health officials believe the recent rise in people contracting the virus is partly connected to misinformation about the jab. in the latest outbreak, about 270 students and staff are in quarantine after cases were confirmed at two universities in california.
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this is what the president had to say. i have to get the shot, vaccination is so important, this is really going around now, they have to get their shots. chris buckley joins us chris buckleyjoins us from washington. just bring us up—to—date with how serious this latest outbreak is? the latest outbreak arid to universities in california, university of california los angeles and also california state university which are not far apart. over the last couple of days we have had a number of students quarantined, but there are fewer quarantined now, i do believe they are getting a handle on this but they are still very concerned because measles is such a contagious disease. it is just the latest outbreak in the us, across the states they have been a series of different outbreaks, another one that has been particularly concerning is one in brooklyn in new
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york where a number of members of the orthodox jewish york where a number of members of the orthodoxjewish committee have actually had an outbreak there, they believe for example in that instance it was a child that had been to israel and came back and infected a number of people in the community. it is why there is such a pressure now within the us to try and deal with this problem, because back in 2000 the health officials in the us senate as far as they were concerned this problem had been sorted, that they were effectively measles free back into thousand. but already the figures this year suggest —— back in the year 2000. but already the figures this year suggest it is the biggest outbreak since the year 2000, but it is notjust america, around the world we are seeing an increase in the number of measles cases. we had the president they're urging americans to get their shots, but previously he appeared to link vaccines with autism? i suppose what we are seeing is a deliberate attempt to change that message. you
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are right in saying that back when he was campaigning for the presidency at one stage, he did suggest that while he was in favour of vaccines, he had concerns about them. before that on twitter he had been very explicit on twitter saying that massive combined inoculations to small children is the cause for a big increase in autism, those were president ron's words, of course scientific study after scientific study has suggested that is not the case, in fact all the evidence suggests that the measles mumps rubella vaccine is entirely safe and there is this concern that there is this focus again on what are sometimes called these anti— vacs people who are against vaccines. and particularly in the developed world, it is believed that these measles outbreaks are happening because of fewer people being inoculated. and so fewer people being inoculated. and so there is this pressure to push again. of course unicef, the united nations children's fund has been very concerned over the last week,
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talking not just about very concerned over the last week, talking notjust about developed countries but also poor countries as well where they have been measles outbreak. and it does give you the sense that at the moment the disease, which ultimately can be fatal in extreme cases, but which is very contagious, is becoming a real concern for health officials in country concern for health officials in cou ntry after concern for health officials in country after country. this will be really interesting, this kind of change in attitude especially, just tell us a little more, because had president trump now met the credited doctor which caused the concern over this jab? president trump has at times it seemed to suggest that he is someone who understands the concerns of these people, who have been very active, particularly on social media, and actually if you look at america at the moment, there are people particularly for example in washington state, who have been involved in campaigns to try and ensure that their children are not vaccinated. there have been times
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when president trump has seemed to back those individuals in their choice of not having their child vaccinated. but there is this increasing pressure to change this, and what we have seen from president trump is moving from the position of supporting them to supporting the authorities. and i think he has to do that at this particular time, if you look for example at some stage they are now finding people, trying to stop people who have not been inoculated from going people into schools, daycare areas —— finding —— giving people fines. there is this pressure and i think prison trump is aware that with these figures rising in america there is a real need for him now to take action on this, it would go against some of the words he has spoken in the past. many thanks as always, chris butler in washington. sri lanka's prime minister has told the bbc that he considered resigning in the wake of the easter
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sunday bomb attacks. ranil wickremesinghe said he simply "wasn't in the loop" for a briefing on warnings of a possible terrorist plot received two weeks before suicide bombers killed more than 250 people. the security operation across sri lanka has been continuing, with a large cache of bomb—making equipment found during a raid in the east of the country. clive myrie reports. in sand where nothing else will grow, wreaths blossom. no names yet, just numbers in this catholic graveyard. christian souls lost to suicide bombers on easter sunday. anil fernando was away working in cardiff when his sister died in the attack on the local church. he, like many, accuses the government of not doing enough to protect the public. if the prime minister was here in front of you now, what would you say? i don't want to talk this.
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you don't want to talk to him? no, that's it. thank you. i am so sad, that's the only thing i can say. thank you very much. we were given the chance to speak with the prime minister, who says he is grieving, too, despite public perceptions of a lack of empathy for those distressed in this nation's hour of need. did you feel any pain at the sight of those churches? i really felt pain. the hotels? i didn't go into the hotel, i went to the churches. i have seen the pictures. you have pain but you know you have a job to do, and you do thatjob. but we had to get things back to normal, the country must get functioning again. you must move on? you must move on. otherwise terrorism will take us. but perceptions matter, and on our travels
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in sri lanka this week we have come across so many who say their government has been a disaster, and we wanted to put their concerns to the prime minister. this man lost four relatives in the bombings and is appalled the government didn't act on warnings that there may be attacks. anytime, any moment, this can happen again. the political leadership, we cannot believe it, we condemn it, we really condemn them. there is a credible warning and you are not aware of that? unfortunately, i didn't know of it. what you do when you are out the loop? you are talking about not being in the loop? you are the prime minister, you are number two on the national security council. that is the critical issue, to find out why i wasn't in the loop, who was in the loop and who wasn't in the loop. as we were speaking, the security forces were raiding a vast bomb—making factory in the east of the country, where they found a giant islamic state group flag. there were huge quantities
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of gelignite, ball bearings and explosives. this, the safe house of another cell of suicide bombers, preparing to strike sri lanka. there may be a dysfunctional elite at the top of government, but the nation hopes its leaders can unite to beat the real enemies of the people, because too much is at stake. after so many lives were lost that easter sunday morning, when a government failed in its solemn duty to protect its people. let's get some of the day's other news. the british and irish governments have announced a new attempt to restore a power—sharing government in northern ireland. they said the decision had been prompted by the reaction to the murder of the journalist, lyra mckee, last week. ireland's foreign minister said two years without a government had enabled "voices which do not believe in democracy" to emerge.
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a 30—year—old russian woman, maria butina, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by a court in washington after pleading guilty to being a foreign agent. a gun rights activist, butina admitted working on behalf of russia to influence us policy, infiltrating organisations such as the powerful national rifle association. she will be deported back to russia once she has completed her sentence. seminaked activist semina ked activist in seminaked activist in spain have disrupted the final rally of a resurgent far right party ahead of parliamentary elections on sunday. during the campaign events, women ran on stage depicting antifascist slogans on their breasts. the election is seen as a battle between establishment parties and the far right. libya's interior minister has told
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bbc news that his government is delaying the extradition of hashem abedi, the brother of the manchester bomber, because theresa may isn't providing enough assistance to his un—backed administration. fathi bashagha says the uk should be doing more to help the tripoli—based government. it has been coming under attack from a rival administration, backed by a number of western and arab countries. our correspondent, orla guerin, has spoken to him and sent this report. gunfire. on the outskirts of tripoli, another round of battle. gunfire. government fighters mounting a chaotic defence of the capital. it's under attack by forces from eastern libya. one unseen casualty of this conflict, the attempt to extradite a suspect in the manchester bombing. this is hashem abedi, brother of the bomber salman abedi. he was detained here in libya a day after the attack in may 2017. greater manchester police have a warrant for his arrest on charges relating
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to the murder of 22 people. in libya's heavily guarded interior ministry, we were told his extradition has been approved, but the minister warned it was bad timing. the court ruling was issued just a week before the latest fighting erupted. they agreed to give hashem abedi to the british because he is a british citizen. and what will happen with that now? i mean, is it possible now to extradite him? now they are waiting for the procedure — there is some procedure between our attorney office and your attorney office there in britain, but now the war — everything is stopped. the minister is focused on protecting his city from an offensive by general khalifa haftar, the military strongman from the east. he accuses theresa may of abandoning tripoli in its hour of need
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by withdrawing british special forces and embassy staff. why you go out? why you are afraid? after coming to kill us, not to kill you. but if you go out, you give clear to haftar to kill us. i have to say something to mrs may — we have built very good relations after 2011, up to 2019. now, within one week, this relation is broke damaged, and we lose that trust and confidence. so you don't trust the british government anymore? i cannot trust. i cannot. because of their behaviour, i cannot trust them. the foreign office has confirmed all remaining british staff were withdrawn from tripoli due to the worsening violence.
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it says it maintains full diplomatic relations with libya and is in contact with the government. but the view from here is one of betrayal, and it's clear that security cooperation between britain and libya, vital in the fight against the islamic state group, has been badly damaged. orla guerin, bbc news, tripoli. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: we take a look at the new exhibition exploring the life and work of maverick cinematic genius, stanley kubrick. nothing, it seems, was too big to withstand the force of the tornado. the extent of the devastation will lead to renewed calls for government to build better government housing. internationally, there have already been protests. sweden says it received no
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warning of the accident. indeed, the russians at first denied anything had gone wrong. only when radioactivity levels began to increase outside russia were they forced to admit the accident. for the mujahideen, the mood here is of great celebration. this is the end of a 12—year war for them. they've taken the capital, which they've been fighting for for so long. it was 7 o'clock in the morning, the day when power began to pass from the minority to the majority, when africa, after 300 years, reclaimed its last white colony. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: president trump urges people to ensure they're vaccinated after two universities are quarantined to try to contain an outbreak of measels.
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sri lanka's prime minister admits a serious breakdown in the government before the bombing attack on easter sunday, and insists he was "out of the loop". the damage caused by cyclone kenneth in northern mozambique is being assessed, amid fears that hundreds of thousands of people are going to need humanitarian aid. it's the biggest storm ever recorded to hit mozambique. since making landfall it has now been downgraded, although there are warnings of flooding and landslides as a result of several days of heavy rain. our correspondent, pumza fihlani gave us this update from mozambique's capital maputo. operation at the moment is still quite scanned. they are trying to get as many resources out here to mozambique as possible. an update from the disaster team here say they are working with three helicopters
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and they have a few hundred humanitarian agents trying to set up here in mozambique. we also know that over 2500 families are currently in displacement camps set up currently in displacement camps set up across currently in displacement camps set up across the northern part of mozambique and there they are receiving food aid, water, and hygiene products, to sort of help the occurrence of at this point. the number of areas currently looking at, an area badly affected further north upcountry. they are trying to do their — a lot of the houses have been destroyed and some of the homes are very basics — so they are trying to work out how to get aid to people who may not have time to evacuate and also get access to health and medication so they have that on standby for people who may need
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urgent medical care. we know at this stage i death has been confirmed but authorities fear that, as the picture becomes clearer over the next few days, that figure may rise. the trump administration says it will pursue diplomatic efforts aimed at ending 18 years of war in afghanistan, despite the taliban's decision to cancel the latest planned round of talks. the death toll, civilian and military, continues to rise at an alarming rate. over the last four years, 115,000 afghan soldiers and police have been killed. our defence correspondent jonathan beale has more. this is not the life that this 24—year—old imagined. just a few yea rs 24—year—old imagined. just a few years ago, he was a proud officer in the afghan army and about to get married. now, that is all gone. he
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put his life on the line for his country, clearing roadside bombs and fighting the taliban. this filmed before he was shot and lost the use of his legs. since then, he says he has received little support save for a modest pension. he says, i was not looked after. of course, you get upset. you tell yourself you served for this soil. i served for this country. they should have treated me properly, they should have helped me get better. the afghan government focus is not on the casualties of war but on its very own survival and that means rapidly reinforcing the ra nks that means rapidly reinforcing the ranks depleted by the constant fighting. 115,000 afghan soldiers and police have been killed over the past four years. this is like a
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production line for the afghan army. at any given time at this one centre, there are 5000 recruits being trained but, remember, every single day, around 30 members of the afg ha n single day, around 30 members of the afghan security forces are being killed in battle. for every soldier killed, at least another two are seriously wounded. and this is one of the few clinics in afghanistan that treat the many who have lost limbs. he was of billy injured in the explosion soon after he joined the explosion soon after he joined the army. at just the explosion soon after he joined the army. atjust 19, the explosion soon after he joined the army. atjust19, he is a double amputee. this 22—year—old stepped on amputee. this 22—year—old stepped on a mine in helmand and he is still waiting to be fitted with prosthetics. in the condition they come here, without both legs, in
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many countries, they have rehabilitation facilities for soldiers. in afghanistan, no. these young recruits who have never known piece having to prepare for the worst. the afghan forces have been taking the highest casualties since they have been leading the fight. and there will be many more forgotten victims in this too easily forgotten victims in this too easily forgotten war. and you can see more on this story on bbc world news this weekend. that's defending afghanistan, what does the future look like for the afghan people? on saturday and sunday. it's 20 years since the american—born, british—based, oscar—winning director stanley kubrick died. for the first time in the uk, a major retrospective exploring his film—making is being held at the design museum in london. when they came out, many of his films like a clockwork orange, 2001: a space odyssey
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and dr strangelove were seen as ahead of their time and they still resonate today. our arts editor will gompertz reports. you are entering a stanley kubrick experience, a world of single—point perspective and almost obsessive attention to detail. if film—making was the art form of the 20th century, then stanley kubrick was its da vinci. a fine artist with a mechanical eye who produced celluloid masterpieces, from barry lyndon to a clockwork orange. malcolm mcdowell starred in the film. ok, malcolm. the sports car he drove takes the lead in the exhibition. the last time i did this, i think i was in my 20s. oh, my god! what's the matter, will? are you having a problem? my feet are stuck... i'm in. good man, ok. how did kubrick differ to other directors? i asked him, "how do you direct?" he said, "well, i know...
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"i don't know what i want. "but i do know what i don't want." and how, wow, that was true. and i think that's why he did a lot of takes. luckily, with me, he never really did that many takes. on barry lyndon, i heard he went up to 100 takes. the exhibition charts kubrick's near 50 year career. from his earliest days, earning a living as a chess player and a photographer, to the short films he made as a young auteur, in which he did pretty much everything. each of his major movies is given a gallery, telling its story, presenting the processes, props and people with whom kubrick collaborated. this is where most of the show‘s contents have come from. the film—maker's home and h0 in hertfordshire, which was a sort of kubrick studios. ok, so, this library was the screening room. this was a workroom. so, the steenbeck was over there, the control table was over here. what connection was he wanting
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to make with the audience? he wanted to tell stories that made people think. he didn't spoon—feed you what you should think about his movie. and that's why, 50 years down the road, people are still discussing and talking about them. the exhibition ends with his oscar—winning sci—fi classic 2001: a space odyssey, complete with a space station v installation, and a range of archive material that brings us as close as we are ever going to get to understanding this master film—maker. will gompertz, bbc news. the first practice session for the formula 1 grand prix in azerbaijan was abandoned within minutes after a car hit a loose drain cover at high speed. the british driver george russell was unhurt but his car was wrecked in the crash. to add insult to injury the crane carrying the car to the pits then collided with a pedestrian bridge. the williams team is now seeking compensation from the race organisers for damage of more
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than half a million dollars. iamon i am on social media. it would be good to hear from you, bye for now. it will be a stormy start for the weekend in many parts of the weekend. storm hannah has brought power outages in parts. severe gales expected quite widely along the coast. so late into the season when the trees are now in full leaf in many areas that we do expect some damage to trees, buildings, power lines and disruption to transport. there are warnings on the website, mostly for the wind but not entirely because it looks pretty wet as well. one band of rain through the night and the next one coming in. it will
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not be a cold start but a windy one. particularly for england and wales with severe gales around the coast and hills but inland, gales of up to 55 miles per hour which is pretty unusual as well and we are pretty late in the season as well. rain persistent across parts of northern ireland, south—west scotland, into northern england, north wales, and with that rain and the when combined, it is really going to feel quite chilly. temperatures barely reaching 10 celsius. to the north as well good spells of sunshine potentially for western scotland. heavy thundery showers as well. it will still continue to blow a gal further south. a windy day, certainly not a day for the outdoors. the winds will ease as storm hannah blows out to the north
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sea. pressure building for the second part of the weekend. not paying the family but for the london marathon, probably the day of the two. great conditions for the runners because it will stay cool and temperatures are doing a little better than saturday. however, you can still see this weather front draped into western parts, no northern ireland. in eastern areas, a few showers around. a cool northerly breeze but much lighter. more respectable for the days ahead. high—pressure start the new week so it could be a bit chilly first thing monday. the system binding in self and bringing rain to the west. generally essential picture into 00:28:51,242 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 early next week.
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