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you're watching beyond 100 days. centre stage in miami, 20 presidential hopefuls going head to head in the first clash of the 2020 election campaign. and the hottest topic of all, immigration. what to do about the thousands of migrant families risking it all for a life in the united states. there has been a public outcry sparked by the photo of a father and daughter driving trying to reach texas. the situation is child abuse. it is an atrocity that violates every value that we have. not only as americans, but as moral beings. congress gets its day with robert mueller the date is set
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and the former special counsel will face questions about his investigation into the president. also on the programme..... we will hear from the president of iraq on the risks of a war in iran and what it would mean for his country. we have been embroiled in too many wars over the past four decades. we do not want to be embroiled in yet another conflict. and break dancing could soon be on the roster at the olympic games. get ready for the windmill, the air flare and the head slide, none of which you should try at home. hello and welcome. i'mjane o'brien in miami, florida, christian fraser is in london. it is a defining moment for the democratic candidates. over the next two nights here in miami, 20 presidential hopefuls will appear on stage— their first and best opportunity to introduce themselves
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to the electorate and to make the case that they should be the candidate to take on donald trump. of the ten candidates on stage tonight, warren with the biggest poll numbers and she is up against cory booker, amy klobuchar, and julian castro all of them hoping to make a big impression in front of a national television audience. beto o'rourke will also be there hoping to reignite the momentum of his 2018 senate campaign. tomorrow there will be ten more candidates behind the podium among that group, will be bernie sanders and the frontrunnerjoe biden. immigration could well be the big talking point tonight. a shocking photograph has surfaced today of a father and daughter from el salvador, who died trying to reach the united states, while crossing the rio grande. the images, taken monday, show 0scar martinez ramirez, and his daughter valeria, lying face down in shallow water. what kind of impact will that photograph have on, america's fierce immigration debate?
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you may find caroline hawley‘s report distressing. proud parents, this was the martinez family. 0scar, the young father, had hoped to earn enough money in the us to build a house. his body and that of his daughter valeria were found in the rio grande which separates mexico and texas. they'd apparently given up hope of reaching the us through legal means. a shocking image has now emerged of father and child, not yet two, her head tucked into his t—shirt, her arm around his neck. the stark human cost of the migrant crisis. translation: you see the river, it looks very calm. i think that's what gave the young man confidence to cross. but there's actually a lot of current in the river. 0scar martinez had apparently managed to cross the river once with his daughter but when he went back for his wife, the little girl panicked and jumped in after him.
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they're the latest of hundreds to die in the past year along america's border. and for those who do manage to get into the us illegally, there's been fierce controversy over how they're treated. children separated from their parents, and new evidence of filthy conditions in detention centres. amid the outcry, the head of us border protection has just resigned. he had wanted more money to spend on detained migrants. last night the democratic—controlled house of representatives approved a huge package of emergency aid. this situation is child abuse. it is an atrocity that violates every value we have, not only as americans, but as moral beings. donald trump has now hit back, criticising the democrats on border security. he said they want open borders, which means crime. but we are getting it done, including building the wall. earlier this year, donald trump declared an emergency along america's southern border and this month he made an
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agreement with mexico. thousands of extra mexican troops have now been deployed as the country cracks down on illegal migrants under pressure from mr trump. but this is the flow of human desperation. despite donald trump's tough stance, people keep heading north, crossing borders, heading for the united states, despite the dangers, propelled by misery and by hope. caroline hawley, bbc news. donald trump didn't mention that photograph in its first week of the day but has been responding in the past few minutes. it is like i've been saying. if they fix the lost he would have that. people are coming up, running through the rio grande, it is rough commit can be a rough river. there are times when going across the rio grande is very dangerous depending on the time of year and the conditions in the rapidity of the water to. and we
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know that. and we have many guards there for simple people go through there for simple people go through the guards come if we had the right laws that the democrats are not letting us have, those people, they wouldn't be coming up, they wouldn't be trying. donald trump speaking a few minutes ago. let's speak now to barbara plett usher, our state department correspondent, who's in dc. there are a lot of votes in tough immigration laws, but sometimes an image like this one comes along and shows people a very start terms, suffering, at the sharp end. do you think this could be a turning point in the debate? if you are talking about the debate in congress, at the moment, they are looking at a spending bill, billions of dollars, four and spending bill, billions of dollars, fourand a spending bill, billions of dollars, four and a half billion dollars to deal with this kind of issue, the humanitarian issues at the border and agencies that deal with the migrants, the democrats have passed their version, there were people and their version, there were people and the party who didn't want to give any money to the immigration policy
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of this administration so they put restrictions on it basically setting standards for health and safety conditions for the migrants. mr trump had said he was going to veto that bill because it doesn't have money for border security but there is another version in the senate, a bipartisan one, same amount of money, restrictions are lesser and they have to come at what one version to give to him and mr trump was speaking about a recently saying that he had had a chance with the leaders of both houses of parties and it look like there might be some positive action on that but this is humanitarian aid, not about immigration policy. and it is really immigration policy. and it is really immigration policy. and it is really immigration policy that would have to be changed to deal with this kind of tragedy. is anybody going to even touch that in the run—up to the 2020 election? you suddenly had democratic candidates attaching the tragedy at the border, especially
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this photograph come a number of them have weighed in on twitter which statements basically using as an example of how inhumane the trump immigration policy is, even the top democrat in the senate having a photograph in large photographs next to him when he criticised mr trump saying this is an example of wild chaotic incompetence in the trump administration. you have a lot of rhetoric i think bashing mr trump 0zment immigration policies, some of the candidates do have proposals and this is probably going to be more questions now about what they have to offer and you see there, mr trump blaming them for the situation they will be pushing back on. thank you for joining will be pushing back on. thank you forjoining us. i'm joined now by terrie rizzo, florida chair of the democratic national committee. thank you for braving the heat and humidity tojoin thank you for braving the heat and humidity to join me. thank you i'm so humidity to join me. thank you i'm so excited to be here with you and welcome to you and the viewers of
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the bbc forjoining us in florida for our biggest night of the year. immigration. it is going to be one of the hot button issues. what do democrats do need to say that isn't just simply a repudiation of trump policies? immigration is an issue in the picture we have all seen of the father and son washing up to something that tears at the heart of everybody. and it shows what people will go through to get asylum in the united states, putting families at risk to be here. in america is the welcoming and the trump administration and their policies with the detention centres putting the kids in cages, not having temporary protected asylum for immigrant families here, already here in florida, but them at risk. how is that issue here in florida? you are at the point in a things here come a 15% of people in miami born outside of the country. that is literally almost ground zero for that. it is a major concern for us
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most of our democrats in congress are working hard to develop policies that will correct the immigration syste m that will correct the immigration system and develop a proper system, and notjust system and develop a proper system, and not just with the trump administration is going back to develop a process going forward that will allow people to receive proper asylu m will allow people to receive proper asylum and immigration. temporary protected status as a big concern here. we have immigrants from venezuela and cuba and other communities which could be acted upon right now. they have 60 seconds to put together and explain some of these incredibly complex issues. what does that achieve and what do they have to do to stand out? what does that achieve and what do they have to do to stand ounm gives you an idea where our democrats stand in the issue and thatis democrats stand in the issue and that is really important to differentiate between democrats what fejsa policies versus the republicans. each of them will bring their own ideas to the table and i think it is important to see. we have a tremendously diverse group of candidates as you know him including women, people of colour and
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incredible diversity. they all share common values and goals and what they will do is distinguish themselves while putting their policy forward. what is the danger if they start trying to distinguished himself by going after each other? is that what you want to avoid or is that... i don't see our democrats doing that. i think was how it happened, rubio marco, those things come i don't see our democrats doing that. there will talk policy, which is going to differential from the republicans. elizabeth warren, the front runner in this group has a lot a policy to discuss. she has to get in under a minute. that will be very close up what you specifically looking for?” would look to see how they get their ideas across. and how they differentiate themselves from of that will be important and the voters. body language is an important part of that as well. not making a gaffe. in addressing the policies. the democrats especially,
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vote rs policies. the democrats especially, voters in florida and across the country are looking to see what the policies are. health care for example, that's an enormous issue the people in florida. the policy that to the trump administration in their lives and promises to make america great again have not delivered for average americans. especially the efforts to overturn and repudiate the affordable care act, that drastically affects the people here in florida. what if the provision for pre—existing conditions is overturn and assess the bank stop by the type of menstruation, when have mega people will not be able to afford health—care insurance. will not be able to afford health-care insurance. are we going to see a clear front runner? that's over one half million people. we may. i think they are all going to be making their case and it will be really interesting. thank you very much indeed forjoining us. go anklelock. a big set out to our democrats abroad. thank you. i'm sure they're listening. __ go —— go anklelock. a night when
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practise and preparation is so important but there are ten people on stage tonight, probably only getting around six minutes all up? is it really possible to make a difference and that sort of setting? that is an interesting question because really, when everybody is saying is that nobody is going to win the nomination tonight. but they couldn't lose it. you remember rick perry, now actually the head of the energy department, there was that moment in 2011 when he listed three departments he was going to get away with in this happen. three agencies 01’ with in this happen. three agencies or government when i get there that are gone. commerce, education, and that what is the third one? laughter . the third agency a government i would do away with, education,... commerce... and linseed that make i
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can't. a list of theories. that also works. happens to me all the time. you cannot do it on that platform. —— that happens all the time. you cannot. that is the problem. he never recovered from that even though he is now head of the agency whose name he forgot. there you go. a bear out that for the ten of them tonight. they must do their best. robert mullet now. —— robert muller. he was always rulucta nt to testify before congress but it was unlikely robert mueller would be allowed to just walk away. and so, next month, the former special counsel who spent 22 months investigating the alleged russian interference in the 2016 election, will appear before two congressional committees. it will be the first time mr mueller has answered questions in public about his investigation into president donald trump. there will be back to back hearings onjuly 17th, before the housejudiciary and intelligence committees. the chairs of both committees had issued him with a subpoena. the president responded to that news with the usual refrain on twitter ‘presidential harassment‘.
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let's speak now tojoe moreno, former federal prosecutor, who's in washington dc. this will be probably the most watched practical through the first four years of the trump presidency. absolutely you are right. it is good to be with you. this will be highly watched come highly scrutinised and highly dramatic, the big question is will anything new come out of it because the special counsel has made it very clear he wants to stay within the four corners of his report. there is a lot of ground to cover. he can get into it and paraphrase and reference it and read from it but what he said is i will not answer their radicals and i will not answer their radicals and i will not answer their radicals and i will not answer hypothetical. do not ask me what i had done this if that had happened. there could be a lotta back—and—forth about 0k, happened. there could be a lotta back—and—forth about ok, you set forth in your report which you are willing to say and will you go further and he made push back there. he is practically standing in the
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middle here. the democrats want him to give them a thread they can take all the way to the 2020 election. the republicans want him to frankly he quit the president and they will try to pull them in both directions. it will be difficult. —— acquit the president. it will. he is a consummate professional. not somebody who is a neophyte when it comes to testifying or staring down members of congress. he is a tough quy- members of congress. he is a tough guy. i don't expect either side will be able to manipulate him or pull him in either direction. i think he will stick to the facts, he knows what he is going to say, he will be practising over the next few weeks to half his talking points ready, but at the end of the day come he will get the facts in just those fa cts will get the facts in just those facts he is willing to give and probably not much more. —— give the fa cts . probably not much more. —— give the facts. for several weeks when he released this report, the first impressions count. do you think his testimony will actually lose its impactand testimony will actually lose its impact and change in the mines at this point? that is suddenly banned
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what the democrats have a voice, their hope and perhaps while the american public have a hard time absorbing over 400 pages of dense legal material, when they hear it in plain english from the man who spent two years gathering this evidence, it might kind of resonate with them and make them of both the pollution portion of this investigation which while not perhaps corroborated, suddenly serious in terms of what the russian government has attempted to do here. in the second part of the obstruction ofjustice. where president trump was neither prosecuted or alleged to have done this or exonerated. so they will really wa nt this or exonerated. so they will really want to date probably into that latter portion and hope that in the back and forth of their short segment of time, they will have something to work with that the american people can say now i understand what is happening here and how serious it really is. the
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president and attorney general said they had no issue, but theoretically, to the day, they could try and block them from appearing. christian, and i think there is a good possibility that the department ofjustice will instruct the special counsel to say, you can talk about what is in the report but nothing further. you can not call back the report. it is in the public domain and been disclosed, it would be very difficult to say the report is out there but you cannot talk about it. you are the author of the report. that would be hard. i concede see boj saying you cannot go further and if they do, i can see that being a real sticking point. bob mother will be in the middle and wa nt to bob mother will be in the middle and want to comply. —— bob mueller will be in the middle. he will want to be standing there in the will of the congress under a lot of pressure to a nswer congress under a lot of pressure to answer questions. i can definitely see a light in the next three weeks about the parameters surrounding his testimony. always good to get your thoughts. thank you very much. 17th
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ofjuly. when forget diaries. —— one for the diaries. let's take a look at the other news. french authorities have no grounds to believe the fire that wrecked paris' notre—dame cathedral in april was the result of criminal action — according to a statement from the paris prosecutor's office. however, the statement says a cigarette end or an electrical fault could be to blame. the fire consumed the historic cathedral on the evening of april 15th. a un special rapporteur has repeated her call for saudi crown prince, mohammed bin salman, and his close aides to face a criminal investigation over the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi. agnes callamard said that an official saudi investigation had failed to examine who may have ordered the killing. the us secretary of state, mike pompeo, has been in delhi today, meeting with indian prime minister, narendra modi and other officials. it's the first high—level meeting between the two countries, since modi's re—election. high on the agenda was an escalating trade dispute, as well as india's defence deals.
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a story i have great sympathy with right now. record high temperatures in europe are leading authorities to step in a keep safe. the exceptionally hot air has blown in from the sahara. it has led france to close schools, and the ministy of health will be making public service announcement telling people to stay inside and keep hydrated. three people have reported to have died in france. it is supposed to get hotter through the rest of the week. getting as hot up 33 celsius. james reynolds gave us this update from rising heat of rome. it's about 35 degrees here in rome. it will get even hotter tomorrow. if you head up to the northwest of italy, the temperatures might hit up to about 42 degrees, which would be a record forjune. the only place to escape to at the moment is the south
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of italy, naples, or sicily, which are a bit cooler. but because of the hot temperatures here and in the north, the government is going to issue a red alert for a number of cities including rome for tomorrow and for friday, essentially telling people what they should probably already know, stay indoors away from the sun during the day. 0rdinary italians know this. they go through this kind of temperature in july and they go through this kind of temperature injuly and august every year. so they stay indoors, but rather bedraggled a red face and terrorists do not have that privilege of staying indoors, they have to see the sights so up and down the go. —— lb tours. a warning to them, if they are tempted to jump into the fountains of rome into the fountains, they might risk a defiant of several hundred euros. they will have to find different ways to cool off in the hot weather has been useful for one set of people here in italy. in the last few days, sales of ice creams have gone up by 23%. —— a red face tourists. i never neededin
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—— a red face tourists. i never needed in its use for italian ice cream. high temperatures there and italy. a fire and universal studios in hollywood in 2008 they showed a huge collection of original music recordings, it is only now the extent of that damage has become clear. following a newspaper report this month, sheryl crow is the art is first to speak about her shock at learning the master tapes of some of her biggest problems were among those destroyed in a huge fire. the bbc marks average has been speaking to her. for 11 years universal music has said the warehouse fire in los angeles had a limited impact on its archives but now, the new york times estimates that half a million songs were lost. the affected artists include duke ellington... cheryl called this the first to confirm her masters were destroyed. she is the first major artist to confirm her master recordings were destroyed
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as well as the back—ups known as safeties. well, that's where all my masters were stored and itjust... it absolutely grieves me. i can't understand, first and foremost, how you could store anything in a vault that didn't have sprinklers. and secondly, i can't understand how you could make safeties and have them in the same vault. i mean, what's the point? # all i want to do is have some fun...#. for a song like all i want to do the master tape is the original studio recording. it's the one you go back to if you want to make new cds or vinyl copies. sheryl crow says all of those are gone. and she's not the only one affected. universal music says the extent of the damage has been overstated but admitted that any loss was painful. mark savage, bbc news. in my world "breaking" refers only to news. but i learn today that breaking is also a term that is used for street dancing.
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didn't we use to know that as break dancing? well, appara ntly it has been rebranded. and is all but certain to be included as a new 0lympic sport. along with bouldering, and surfing. sadly, christian and i will be both too old and too creaky to compete in paris 2024 when it makes its entrance. and lets face it, who would really want to see christian spinning on is head? but it does reflect the diversity of the sports the ioc is keen to encourage at future games. we are told breaking will still need more vetting, before it is officially added to the paris roster. the final vote is scheduled for december 2020, after we have had the tokyo games. i like to think that would be a panel ofjudges. i like to think that would be a panel of judges. can you i like to think that would be a panel ofjudges. can you spend on your head? i cannot spin on my head. i have tried. i am not very good at it. but i had this vision and paris
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2024 and a panel ofjudges with a flourish of a tenant like strictly come dancing. this would not be 100 days if there were not some phrase and facts on what you will need to do if you have pretensions of a gold medal and paris 2024 you have to catch some serious shade. can i suggest you practise and hone your skills at the windmill? this is the windmill. borrowed from kung fu to continue with spending motion. then you have to walk in a straight line. this is the head slide which is what idoat this is the head slide which is what i do at home. and finally, the air flare. which i think defies all laws of physics. imagine doing it so slowly. essentially you are balancing between either arm was swinging her legs beneath you and continuous circles. i make a lot of those moves have been incorporated into the dance routines in the 0lympics into the dance routines in the olympics are ready but we will see. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc.
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coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — something else. christian, back to you. the heat has been extraordinary in europe today. records have been broken and it might get hotter over the next day 01’ might get hotter over the next day or two. here in the uk, temperatures are set to rise as well, different parts of the country will have the highest temperatures on different days my friday and then saturday. this is the big picture across the sahara, the deep red colours showing get extremely hot come if you look at the wind currents air blowing out of the sahara across the extreme west of the mediterranean here, spain, france and just about clipping the very far southwest and west of the uk, the hot air moving north, it cools but we are not going to get those extremely high
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temperatures. 0ver to get those extremely high temperatures. over the next day or two we can see highs of four to 5 degrees in the south of france, spain, 32 in the uk. this is what it looks like first thing on thursday morning. temperatures around 13 in london but a nip in the air in the northeast of england, only 5 degrees, so really chilly. thursday is looking sunny. water sunshine from the go, 26 degrees here in my mid—20s further south. the north sea coast still fresher. friday weather forecast, the big high pressure is with us, dominating the weather across a large chunk of the continent. 0n across a large chunk of the continent. on friday, looks like the hotair it continent. on friday, looks like the hot air it will be coming out of france, and affecting southwestern parts of the uk. quite breezy here, wales and into western scotland, so here we will probably see the highest temperatures possibly into the high 20s, east of the country still relatively cool, some 10 degrees and lower. 0n still relatively cool, some 10 degrees and lower. on saturday, there will be a shift in the wind
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direction. it will be coming straight out of france and this time it looks as though central southern the south and much of england will be getting the highest values, a few showers and a bit more cloud here in the far west, but temperatures will probably reach around 32 in the london area and just shy of 30 across the midlands and into yorkshire. belfast will be a much fresher 22. that was saturday. sunday, completely different, the winds will be blowing off of the elected, pushing the heat away back into central and eastern parts of europe, there will be a dramatic drop in the temperature with some showers in the northwest as well. goodbye.
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you're watching beyond 100 days. 0ur our top stories. the us congress... democrats have been lining up to condemn the president's democratic hopeful sick the sage in miami tonight facet the first of many primetime showings and marched to the 20/20 us presidential election. san francisco is the first city to ban e—cigarette saying we need to know more about the health effects. and the village that has gone viral. we find out why a modest museum in nottinghamshire has been
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wiped stream to nearly half a million admirers in china. —— wiped stream. the democrats competing for their nomination will be taking the debate sage. the field is huge. so big they had to be broken up into two groups. immigration could well be the big talking point tonight. a shocking photograph has surfaced today of a father many of the frozen four to for the senate and house went to the wire. florida could be the deciding factor. i'm joined now by our north america reporter anthony sirc her. anthony, it's hot, isn't it? beyond 100 degrees. but not hotter than the sage that those democrats
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will be facing today. what would you be looking for? this is their first chance on the big stage to introduce and so so the american public. a lot of attention has been going to elizabeth worman. schwartz was with more perceptions top candidate rising to the senates. this is not an easy match for her. —— elizabeth warren. people like cory booker and amy klobuchar and beta or work will have the sage and get themselves across and maybe give themselves the spark they need to kick—start campaigns that have been languishing a bit in the polls. julian castro said today that they will have to talk about immigration. how much of an issue is this? you have seen several candidates including elizabeth warren and eric swallwell have gone to detention status, beto 0'rourke said that the deaths of emigrants are on donald trump on—site hands. joint casters come up
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with an extensive integration plan that he will highlight. —— julian castro. this would be an important issue. i have been looking at the cbs poll tracker today. first on health care which is top of the pile there, three in four democrats holding states her holding early nomination contest say they want the candidates on the show today to lower health care costs. that is at the top as it was in the midterms in 2018. absolutely. health care is going to be a big issue. it's something that voters say they care about. you hear them talk about medicare for all. that's a nebulous issue. everybody says they want to move towards universal health care. expand coverage, reduce cost. it will be interesting to see if they're will be interesting to see if they‘ re press will be interesting to see if they're press what that means whether that it kay means expanding medicare or providing more options and opportunity for people. they are
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all churning out the policy at the moment. elizabeth warren has a policy factory i have read. the one thing that stands out is democrats wa nt thing that stands out is democrats want someone who thing that stands out is democrats want someone who can thing that stands out is democrats want someone who can win in 2020. they are less concerned about the policy, they need somebody who can beat donald trump. absolutely. that's why these debates are so important i think the american public, democratic voters want to see how they hold up under pressure when they see how they perform when the spotlight is on, how they take a punch from their fellow democrats how they given towards donald trump. people will be watching closely to see if this is the kind of person who can be the nominee and go to to toe with donald trump and when. will be getting a clear winner? with ten people they will only get one minute and 30 seconds to respond. it will be hard but the other opportunity for them is to talk. anthony we are standing here were two peas in a pod, we have also had a good connection. back to you kristen.
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thank you very much. we have been embroiled into many wars, we don't wa nt to embroiled into many wars, we don't want to be embroiled in another. the words of president barham salih of iraq. and it is not hard to see why this current stand off between the us and iran is making him nervous. president trump says there is "no exit strategy" if the us goes to war with iran in the latest round of sabre rattling. and there are few countries in the world with as much to lose from a war with iran, than iraq. there are 1,400 kilometres of border between these two countries. iraq imports $6 billion of goods from its neighbour with plans ahead to make bi—lateral trade to as much as $20 billion. the president has been meeting uk prime minister theresa may in london. he will also meet the queen and the foreign secretary. but it's the situation with iran that hangs over the visit. it was clearly at the front of president salih‘s mind when i met him at chatham house earlier today.
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your excellency if the united states and its allies went to war with iran, but with the ramifications be for iraq? what's hope no one goes to war. war is the last thing this neighbourhood needs. we have had too many wars in our recent memory. the present war has yet to be finished definitively. let's consolidate the victory against isis and focus on what is important. the important thing for iraq and for the neighbourhood is peace, is prosperity, and is also the priority for us will have to be eradicating extremism which is played us for so many years and we can't afford to be complacent. our audience might not understand that you are in the middle here. we are right in the middle. erroneously be embedded in
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your economy. you have american troops, 5000 of them in the country. what happens if the americans call on you to pick a side? the americans are tight micro and our neighbours are tight micro and our neighbours are acknowledging to us of keeping iraq away from this comfort. we have set from our own point of view the party is iraq's stability. we have been embroiled into many wars over the past four decades. we do not wa nt to the past four decades. we do not want to be embroiled in yet another conflict. the success in iraq israel, the situation is improving, but this success is very precarious and very fragile and we do not want to go back to where we were. iraq needs to focus on reconstruction, iraq needs to focus on ending the war against extremism and to really focus onjob war against extremism and to really focus on job creations for our youth. we don't want to be party to
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another conflict. last month mike pompeo abruptly cancelled a visit to berlin to come to iraq which tells us berlin to come to iraq which tells us how much importance they attach to your role in this. at the time when he came, we were dealing with a lot of tensions in terms of the relationship between united states and iran. and the message from pompeo at the time was iraq's security, stability is important and they do not want to use iraqi territory to become a proxy zone for any conflict. as i said, our priority is to have regional order, to have peace and not to be embroiled in yet another conflict. we have had too many of those certainly in the iraqi context. use beat to the iranian president. we know what president honey thinks of donald trump. you think that
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president trump is an honest broker when it comes to this current crisis? president trump is the president of the united states of america. let's not get embroiled in war. let's try and focus on every effort to basically calm down situation. because he would be aware that if there was a conflict, the proxies and there are proxies that met there will be no winner out of a wars. it's likely it would be fun in your arena. we want to avoid being pa rt your arena. we want to avoid being part of that conflict and we have a national concern from the metre —— major cope —— political parties all affirming that iraq's sovereignty and independence needs to be retained and we do not want be embroiled in another conflict. but you would not want iran to be in a clear power? we do not want anyone to bea clear power? we do not want anyone to be a new crib power in our neighbourhood facet this is a bad
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idea and this neighbourhood doesn't need an armaments race, absolutely not. it goes without saying that sectarian divide in iraq has been the biggest prep for the country and the biggest prep for the country and the president talk today a lot about the president talk today a lot about the christian community in iraq who have suffered at the hands of islamic state. he also went to the vatican in november and they may be on the point of getting the pope to come to iraq which would be quite a statement. if he did go i am told he would go to southern iraq not far from nazareth. the earth place of the prophet abraham in ancient mesopotamia. that's still to be confirmed but that is certainly what is hope that will happen in the next year. brexit is dominated the issue for the race to be the expert is permissive. . both men have made clear they‘ re permissive. . both men have made clear they're prepared to be you with no deal during digital hustings right now. how different are there
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approaches? vicki young has been taking a look. the race is on in four weeks a new prime minister will be in charge here in westminster and the main issue he will face is brexit on march the 29th was the original date. but after two extensions the uk's studio leave the eu on october 31. how are the two candidates for the top job planning to solve the brexit that bob? boris johnson led the leave campaign back in 2016 and quit the cabin over theresa may's plan. he voted against its white before backing her in the file —— final failed vote. its white before backing her in the file —— finalfailed vote. he its white before backing her in the file —— final failed vote. he says we believe the eu on october 31 with or without a deal do or die and he would withhold the £39 billion divorce payment the uk is due to give the eu. mrjohnson wants a new deal which would remove the so—called irish backs up from the withdrawal agreement. the exit plan agreed between london and brussels
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but rejected by parliament. this is extremely controversial because it's the insurance policy to avoid the return of checks at the border between northern ireland and ireland. mrjohnson was the issue dealt with later but remember, the eu has said repeatedly that they wa nt to eu has said repeatedly that they want to reopen the agreement. his second option is to seek a new temporary arrangement with brussels to avoid the need for taxes on goods crossing the border. mrjohnson would also ramp up plans for no deal, leaving without any agreement at alljust in case these other options fail. now, jeremy hunt campaigned for remained but did support theresa may's deal to leave. he said he would opt for no deal if the alternative was no brexit. mr hunt also wants to make changes to the withdrawal agreement and thinks it is possible to get them made by the 31st of october but he has called that a fake deadline. he would delay brexit beyond that if a new deal was close. he proposes sending a new negotiating team to
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brussels including conservative mps who have opposed the current deal and member sub northern ireland's democratic unionist party. his plans for the irish backs up? mr hunt says he has spoken to european leaders who understand that changes are needed. again the official line from brussels is no renegotiation. 0n needed. again the official line from brussels is no renegotiation. on top of that some conservative mps are threatening to do anything to block a nokia brexit even if that means bringing down a tory prime minister. —— a no—deal price. both candidates are hoping a fresh face and downing street will prompt some good will from the eu. it's not impossible but huge portable uncertainty wise ahead. vicki young on the banks of the river thames with a look at that 0ctober the river thames with a look at that october 31 deadline. this has been 100 days. —— beyond 100 this was of still to come we will be visiting the midlands museum that is causing a right oldster in china. the duke of cambridge says he would
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fully support his children if they we re fully support his children if they were gay but would be nervous about the added pressures they would face in society. speaking while talking to young people at an lgbt youth charity in london he also expressed shock and discuss at a recent attack ona shock and discuss at a recent attack on a couple on a bus. the trust supports lg bt people on a couple on a bus. the trust supports lgbt people who are at risk of homelessness. daniel ralph has this report. it was to support the lg btq this report. it was to support the lgbtq community. a chance for the duke of cambridge to listen. but also to voice her concerns. it helps young lg bt people also to voice her concerns. it helps young lgbt people rejected by the family and made homeless. during the visit william was asked how he would feel if one of his own children was 93v feel if one of his own children was gay or lesbian. there is something i am nervous but not because i'm worried by them being gay or anything, it is more i am worried about the fact as you here have face
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and how much harder their could be. particular for and how much harder their could be. particularfor my and how much harder their could be. particular for my family in the position we are and, that is the bit iam position we are and, that is the bit i am nervous about. it was a candid comment from a senior member of the royal family. comment from a senior member of the royalfamily. a comment from a senior member of the royal family. a recognition comment from a senior member of the royalfamily. a recognition that comment from a senior member of the royal family. a recognition that his own three children may find it hard to be accepted as gay or lesbian because of the public role into which they had been born. but those he met today said his words could have real impact. it's a massive statement, it's a massive statement support. and it will cause the recognition for parents who have adjusted the children just to recognition for parents who have adjusted the childrenjust to be brave enough to come out. it is not the first time that william has so kay voiced support for people who are lgbt. in 2006 and he was the front cover star of gay lifestyle magazine attitude. he said in the interview "no matter what your sexuality, you should be proud of the person you are and not ever be ashamed.
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we wa nt we want to bring you a line of breaking news for said earlier in the programme that the house of congress had approved a $4.5 billion aid bill yesterday to address that surging migration at the us border with mexico. we are being told that it has just been defeated in the senate. we understand the senate is bringing its own photo forward on its own but aid bill. we also note that the president had said he will veto this house bill. maybe that was the reason the senate took that decision whether or not their bill is different and whether the president would sign it is a big question. the house bill has been defeated. a line of breaking news there. and itjust shows how controversial this whole issue is and why it is going to be a hot topic tonight and probably tomorrow night on the democratic debates. in san francisco you can easily buy
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cigarettes and even cannabis. but soon you cigarettes and even cannabis. but soon you will not be able to purchase electronic cigarettes in the city or even have been delivered. it's the first us city to ban the vaporisers — officials voted through the legislation on tuesday and the city's mayor is expected to sign it off in the coming days. lawmakers want more investigation into the health effects of e—cigarettes which are relatively new — they've only been around for about 15 years — but are extremely popular. the number of people vaping across the world has been increasing rapidly — from about seven million in 2011 to 35 million in 2016. the global vapour products market is now estimated to be worth over $20 billion. the largest market by far is the us. and they are popular amongst young people — according to the us centres for disease control and prevention —the number of middle and high
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school students using e—cigarettes rose from 2.1 million in 2017 to 3.6 million in 2018. welljoining me now to dicsuss this is professor of public health linda bauld from the university of edinburgh. nice to see you. san francisco is home to one of the biggest producers of the sea cigarettes. they say that this ban is going to drive people to cigarettes and it will create a thriving black market in the product. is that a reality due think? i think this is a strange move. as yardie mentioned they are not doing anything with cigarettes for sub you can buy secrets on most street corners in san francisco as you can hear in the uk in most countries around the world. they are removing a product which you are right is new but all the research to date suggests is far less harmful than smoking for sub it's a strange policy. is there any evidence that these products and lovely favours that you pass in the street and smell are drawing children not only by two cigarettes present with the
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figure is different between countries. the us has seen a big rise in x fermentation with vaping. rates of regular use are still very low. in terms of do that because young people to smoke, we don't have good evidence that says that it's absolute with the case was up kids who tended to try one product try another facet but we have to wait to see longer—term evidence. at the moment they are trying to prayer ties young people in symphysis go and potential risks and actually they are saying to adult smokers you don't really matter. that is a difficult balance. where san francisco starts other cities follow. do you think we will see a wave of cities banning e—cigarette across the states? we actually have 30 countries in the world that have already banned these products but in terms of high income countries you're absolutely right, it might be that other parts of the us look at this. the us is very concerned about these products. here in the uk we
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have quite a different promotion. we promote them for smoking, and they are byfar promote them for smoking, and they are by far the most popular aid to stop smoking. it is really difficult andi stop smoking. it is really difficult and i think banning them completely is absolutely not the right balance to strike. but is this because the industry itself has been so slow to regulate its use? i think in many ways that us regulators have been really slow, the food and drug administration, etc. in europe we banned almost all forms of e—cigarette marketing, we have limits on the nicotine continents, there are product standards, those things are not in place in the us. you are seeing localities like san francisco trying to come up with their own policies while the federal government has been much slower. i think they really need to take a strong look at what the framework is and make sure these less harmful products are regulated but are also available for smokers who need them. we should explain to people what is
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in them. there is nicotine in these vaping products. when the authority is in san francisco say more research is needed over the safety aspect of this, is there still a concern that whatever is in these vaping products can be dangerous to people? we are not worried about the nicotine because we have things like nicotine because we have things like nicotine replacement therapy that we can prescribed to children, teenagers who smoke. we may be worried about some of the other things, some of the constituents, the essential carcinogens, the data suggest they are far lower levels from cigarettes but that doesn't mean these are say. these are not products for young people who are young people who never smoked. in terms of europe we have standards which have now been in place since 2016 and remove things like diacetyl which were very concerned about. we need better standards across the world. alljurisdictions need to look at that. but as i say the us has been so to put that from her in place. linda bauld good to see you.
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thank you for coming in. in an old school in the heart of the nottinghamshire village of ruddington, there is a museum. and if you are a keen enthusiast for things that date back to the victorian era then i suppose it is a must see. they have childrens dolls, rocking horses, infant feeding bottles — it will, according to the website, appeal to both the elderly and children alike. and yet in the 50 years since it opened — and it only opens one day a week — it has only ever attracted around 30 visitors a week. but that all changed last week when almost half a million chinese visitors descended on the museum for a tour of its very modest exhibition. a virtual tour. feixue hangdu, a chinese masters student in nottingham, livestreamed herself visiting this museum — and she was joined by 434,000 curious chinese internet users who were keen to share the experience. the museum's boss was pleasantly surprised
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that his attraction is gaining international notoriety. i'll bet he is! so in a thinly veiled attempt to cash in on some of this audience, we can cross live to feixue hangdu who joins us from nottingham. perhaps you can tell us how you get such big audiences for things that i won't say are dull but they're not exactly eliminating. —— eliminating sub villa hello? how do you get these big audiences we go around these big audiences we go around these museums? i am shocked about this figure also because for a chinese audience they do not have the chance to travel to the uk may all their wife. but they can see my livestrea m all their wife. but they can see my livestream broadcast. you are aware that they have never had so many people at their museum in all of the 50 yea rs people at their museum in all of the 50 years they have been open for sub was there one specific thing that really sparks their interest?”
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think may be the doll because we are not popular to having the doll for the chinese children but 100 years ago, local residents in nottinghamshire had a blacked also present. who is the audience that is watching this? are these people who never leave china? its chinese people who use the platform to see the livestream show. are they people without a big worldview. are you bringing the outside world to their living rooms? yeah. what do you do your masters degree on? its development at ntu, nottingham university. did you pick up secrets from the museum in writing ten? are you going back to china having learned something from how they do it? i will take the interpretative
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ways back to china how to share more experiments of how to integrate objects and museums. since he had been through so many museums, have you got a tip for writing ten on how they might improve their offering?” think the village museum has a what of engaging objects and their interpretive sways to china's audience is unique. well feixue hangdu, keep up the good work. thank you very much you will be getting all sorts of requests from village hall saying "come and visit us and bring your audience". we may also be ready to consult on our programme. 460 viewers. for a trip round museum jane. if we can we get those sort of figures. —— for her and 60,000 figures. —— for her and 60,000 figures. i think we will be getting a lot of watchers in miami tonight this will be primetime television,
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the first democratic debate kicking up the first democratic debate kicking upa campaign the first democratic debate kicking up a campaign for the white house for real. we will be there of course and at the second debate will be tomorrow night. that he has been destroyed or in your today. records have been broken and it might get hotter over the next heir to. —— the heat has been big. here in the uk set to rise as well. different parts of the country with the highest temperature on friday and saturday. this is the big picture across the sahara. the deep red colours showing that hot and. looking at the wind currents blowing out of the sahara to the extreme west of the mediterranean here, spain, france, and just west of the mediterranean here, spain, france, andjustabout clipping the very far south—west and west of the uk. as the hot air moves 0rth thymic north, we will not get
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those high temperatures. we could see highest still a 45 degrees in the south of france, spain, more like 32 here in the uk. this is what it was like first thing on thursday morning. temperatures around 13 in london but a nip in the air in the north—east of england. 0nly london but a nip in the air in the north—east of england. only 5 degrees. really chilly. then thursday is looking sunny. wall—to—wall sunshine right from the word go. 26 degrees in the lowlands of scotla nd word go. 26 degrees in the lowlands of scotland and hit the mid—20s for the south was up at the north sea coast still fresher around the upper teens. here is friday's weather forecast was of the big high—pressure is with us. dominating the weather across a wash trunk of the weather across a wash trunk of the continent. 0n the weather across a wash trunk of the continent. on friday, it was as though the hot air will be coming out of france and affecting southwestern parts of the uk. it will be quite breezy here too. wales into western scotland. we could see high temperatures into the high 20s, the east of the country still relatively cool. 10 degrees or lower. 0n relatively cool. 10 degrees or lower. on saturday there would be shift in the wind direction. coming
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out of france and it will come into central and southern england. much of england will be getting the highest values. couple of showers and more cloud here in the far west. temperatures will probably reach around 32 in the london area and just shy of 30 across the midlands and into yorkshire as well. belfast will be a much fresher 22. that's saturday. sunday is completely different. the wind will be blowing off the atlantic pushing the heat away back into central and eastern parts of your. there will be a dramatic drop in the temperature with some showers in the northwest as well. bye—bye.
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this is bbc news, i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 8. as the race to become the next prime minister continues, jeremy hunt and borisjohnson answer your questions in a digital hustings on the party's social media. 0utrage as the labour party readmits chris williamson after an investigation into comments he made about the party's handling of anti semitism allegations. the us mexico border crisis deepens after the deaths of a father and toddler pictured face down in a river and further reports of migrant families held in poor conditions in us camps. donald trump calls for tougher measures at the bar to. a lot of people are starting to realise that i was right when i said that the crisis at the border and now eve ryo ne crisis at the border and now everyone is saying it now. a jury is shown cctv of an argument on a train moments before a passenger died after

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