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astronaut tim peake explains why returning to earth is like the world's worst hangover. ♪ laura: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. the husband of british parliamentarian jo cox, who died last week after being shot and stabbed in her constituency has spoken for the first time about his terrible loss. he told the bbc that he believes she died because of her strong political views. brendan cox talks to the editor about his wife, the grief of their children, and the outpouring of love from the public at her sudden death. brendan: it has been incredible. we never would have anticipated anything like this. the public reaction has been off of the scale.
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the two things that i have been are how do we support the children and how do we make sure that something good comes out of this? what the public support and outpouring of love around this does is it also helps the that what they are feeling other people are feeling. that the grief that they feel is not abnormal. they feel it more painfully and personally, but actually their mother was someone who was loved by lots of people. therefore, it is ok to be upset, it is ok for them to cry, it is ok for them to be upset about it . i want to think the public who has been incredible in response to this. reporter: what will you tell your children about her when
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they grow up? think one of the things from what has happened in terms of the public reaction is she is being seen as a symbol for something that is much bigger. there is a sense of being more in theionate and loveing world. the thing that i don't want to lose is that she was also m i want to protect the personal memory as well as the more political memory and the symbolism she has taken on. reporter: was she worried about our current political culture? brendan: very worried. right, she wasnd worried the language was coarsening and people were being driven to take more extreme positions.
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i think she worried that we were entering an age that we have not seen maybe since the 1930's of people feeling insecure for lots of different reasons -- economic reasons, security reasons. ,hen populist politicians whether that is donald trump in the u.s. or whoever else, exploiting that and driving communities to hate each other. reporter: this has happened in a britain is engaged in a conversation about our place in the world and in europe. she was clearly for staying in the european union, but what did you make of how the conversation is being conducted? passionate row a european. she worried about the tone of the debate. debate tot is the
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have and there are not completely legitimate views on both sides of the debate, but more about the town of whipping up fears and hatred. reporter: do you worry about people using her in a political debate? was a politician. she had strong political views. becausee she was killed of those views. i think she died because of them. to stand up for those in death as much as she did in life. reporter: what will you remember? will remember someone who had incredible energy, joy, and someone who who would someone have no regrets over how she lived life. i will remember that she met the world with love.
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both love for her children, love for our family, and people. she approached things with a spirit. she was not perfect at all, but she wanted to make the world a better place. to contribute. we love her very much. laura: brendan cox on the loss of his wife, jo. it has been one of the most divisive and hard-fought campaigns that britain has ever seen. at stake is whether the u.k. will remain in the european union or leave. tonight, one of the biggest debates took place, pitting the two sides against each other. correspondent: big ideas, the characters, and they grouse. it is now time for the biggest debate.
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♪ tonight, both sides, it clearly really mattered. >> you know, sometimes voting does not make much difference. on thursday, it really does. you will decide who makes decisions about the future of this country. >> even those who want us to leave admit that it is a big gamble. if there's one thing you should remember when you go to vote it is this. if we as a country decide to quit, we are out for good. there is no going back. correspondent: how the country makes a living. 1/5 of country receives germany's entire car manufacturing output. 820,000 vehicles a year. do you suppose they will be so insane as to allow tariffs to be imposed between britain and germany. fromion representatives
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bmw, toyota, ford, nissan, you name it, they are saying we cannot afford to take this game -- this gamble. >> all that the remain side has to talk about his project fear. we are the fifth largest economy in the world. the european union has done a terrible job negotiating free-trade for us. correspondent: the sharpest clash between 2 tories. >> he cannot guarantee that people will not lose their jobs. i cannot guarantee that every person currently working in their current job will keep their jobs. boris johnson asks "will there be job losses?" there might and there might not. that is not good enough. [applause] >> it has not taken them long.
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they said they were going to have a positive and patriotic case here they are back to project fear. it is not unreasonable for a mom and had to worry about paying the bill. a slogan is not a plan. correspondent: immigration and identity. >> my family and i firsthand experienced a dna test. how would it manage if we left the eu given the u.k.'s inability to train and keep six doctors and nurses. >> -- and keep doctors and nurses. >> all the other businesses and services. the only way you can do that is to vote leave. >> is should not be a free-for-all. there should be a fair immigration policy. what it means is you have to
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work for years. s. four year. should celebrate immigrants and immigration. everything they do for our country. has benefited massively from immigration. you may start, with platitudes. how wonderful immigration is. your campaign has not been project fair. it has been project hate as far as immigration goes. correspondent: targeting boris johnson. this time over turkey. >> you have abused taxpayer money to put out an election leaflet that says that turkey is set to join. there is a map. this map shows and read turkey. -- in red turkey. areonly names on the map syria and iraq. you should be ashamed.
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>> i would like the real david cameron to step forward and tell us what the policy on turkey really is. >> as a young working-class man i feel at the back of the queue for housing, jobs, and public services. how many people a year can the u.k. reasonably cope with. >> you do not control immigration by crashing the economy. that is what leaving the eu will save. that is completely nonsense. what we will be able to do is to manage the number of people who are coming to this country so that we can be fair to those who come here, and fair to those who already live here. correspondent: almost the final word after months of clashes. >> i know that the eu is not perfect. the benefits far outweigh any costs. the britain that i know, the briton i love, works with its friends and neighbors. it doesn't walk away from them.
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>> if we vote leave and take back control, i believe this thursday can be our country's independence day. -- anpondent: innovation ovation for that promise. few can say that the arguments have not been heard. bbc news, wembley. laura: the referendum vote is on thursday. from around the world, the u.s. military commander in baghdad said iraqi forces have only managed to clear islamic state militants out of 1/3 of the city of falluja. the iraqi government claimed four days ago that falluja had been liberated. the fighting is continuing. iraqi fighters on the ground insist 80% of falluja is under their control. vice president sentenced to 18 years in prison for war crimes and crimes
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against humanity. failing to stop troops from killing and raping civilians in the central african republic in 2002 and 2003. the veteran congressman chaka fattah has been committed of fraud, which prosecutors say was aimed at enriching himself and preserving his political career. 59, was foundah, guilty on racketeering, fraud, and money laundering. he will be sentenced on october 4. the fate of the russian track and field team is in limbo after the international olympic committee said they must pass extra doping checks. that follows last week's decision by the governing body of world athletics to keep in placesuspension after allegations of state sponsored doping. i spoke to rebecca ruiz, the sports reporter for "the new york times." following this international olympic committee ruling, how
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likely is it do you think that any russian track and field athletes will compete in the rio games? liesca: that decision entirely with the governing body for track and field, known as .he i-aa f -- the iaaf olympic officials say they respected the sovereignty of track andization, of field officials. we will see as individual petitions are filed by russian athletes who clears the hurdle. the iaaf has made clear that it is a high hurdle. whatever happens to the individual athletes? is this a defining moment for global sports? that the olympic committee and the governing body of sport have come out to say that there is a culture of doping in russia? rebecca: unquestionably it is a historic moment in global sports .
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it is an unprecedented decision that has been taken by the iaaf and confirmed by the international olympic committee. the fact that there could the no russian track and field athletes at the olympics competing under the russian flag is an absolutely historic decision. youa: you have her -- have reported extensively on this story. why was the world anti-doping agency so slow to investigate russia? rebecca: the agency which is the global watchdog and is responsible for overseeing anti-doping throughout the world said they did not have the explicit power to pursue investigations until 2015. what our reporting has shown is that there is a lot of can usually within the agency itself as to what kind of a role the world anti-doping agency should have. should it be a more passive
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theerator that coordinates national doping efforts of various countries, or a more active authority that polices drug violations around the world? ofra: is this a real case sports and politics colliding? there was lots of pressure from russian officials on all of the various bodies? rebecca: unquestionably. , sebastian the iaaf coe, in making the announcement last friday that the organization had banned russian track and field athletes from competing in the real olympics in six weeks, he says there was no politics in that room. it was unambiguous and they were working with facts. laura: thank you for joining us. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, what do pope francis and kim kardashian in common? they are both on instagram. we hear from the cofounder of the image sharing site.
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british man is accused of trying to kill republican presidential candidate donald trump. he is alleged to try to grab a police officer's gun in las vegas. james cook reports. mr. trump: i love las vegas. james: was this the rally when donald trump came close to death ? a turn of the head gives a him that something is wrong. in the crowd, michael sandford, was trying to wrestle a gun from a police officer to try to shoot and kill mr. trump. mr. trump james:: we love our police. the secret service said that he told them he was planning to murder the republican for one year and expected to die himself in the attempt. he had come to the u.s. to be with a girlfriend but ended up unemployed and living in his car having overstayed his visa. in las vegas, the 20-year-old appeared in court, giving no
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explanation for what happened. he made no plea and was refused bail. before the attack, michael sandford is alleged to have come to the shooting range, a short distance from the hotel where the rally was to be held. apparently, to learn how to fire a gun for the first time. shock hometown, there was . friends and family spoke of a polite boy who liked to play with the robots. his father said that his son was autistic and had no interest in american politics. he must have been blackmailed or put up to it. >> he seemed quiet. he seemed sweet. >> it is hard to think someone up the road from you went out and done this. james: donald trump has been threatened on the campaign trail before. this was in ohio. the presidential race of 2016 has been infringed with violence. many americans are worried about
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where this election and their country is headed. james cook, bbc news, las vegas. ♪ justin bieber, pope francis, and kim kardashian -- what is linking them together? they are all on instagram. the image sharing site has 500 million active users. there has been backlash over the changes to the logo and the algorithm that shows how images are displayed. kevin systrom sat down with our north america technology reporter dave lee. kevin: people like to think that selfies are new. if you look at the history of art, what is one of the largest formats? the portrait. it is nothing new in art. it is just everyone can be an artist and capture their lives as it develops. dave: is it this a liberty
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network of choice? for now, i would say that instagram seems to be where the celebrities are congregating. kevin: there are lots of celebrities on instagram. a big part of that is because any celebrity nose again come to instagram -- any celebrity knows they can come to instagram and have an audience. the pope is on instagram. my pitch to him was -- dave: you pitched the pope? kevin: you have to. my pitch was that instagram was the new way of communicating. dave: two controversial things, one of them -- let's talk about the logo. likes a new logo. what was your reaction to the feedback on instagram users through that change? kevin: i knew it would be a tough time for instagram for a couple of weeks.
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we wanted a mark that was universal. we did studies of companies and how their marks have become universal. they go simpler and simpler more iconic. dave: the algorithm changes. in all the ways that we look at things. a fact that say for is not what this is about. nothing about ads or how many ads we show is affected by what happens with the algorithm. it is about making sure you see the best stuff. network seemsal to rest on whether it is a cool place to be. i see external analysis of instagram suggesting instagram users are getting older compared to snapchat.
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if instagram is not the cool place to be, that could be a problem going forward. kevin: our job is to not be the cool place to be. it is to be the most useful and interesting place to be. you mentioned the types of celebrities that use instagram. they are voting with their footsteps. we watch the entire ecosystem. one thing that i'm happy about is that a lot of companies are pushing forward the idea of communicating visually and connecting through images. that an image is universal. those are the things that we care deeply about. it is great to see that coming through. ofra: kevin systrom instagram. it is hard to beat the instagram accounts of the astronauts on the international space station. astronaut tim peake talking about his return to earth after six months on the iss. he is still adjusting to gravity, but says he would go back to space in an instant.
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smiling, relaxed, and walking steadily at the astronaut center in cologne, tim peake is making a rapid recovery from his time in space. away from his mother, angela. would you do it again, and if you did what would your wife --nk about it -- to but which are wife think about it? tim: i would do it in an instant. i can say that because i've already talked to my wife about it and she is supportive. >> he was busy and is feeling better. like for him? hurtling down from space at 17,000 miles per hour? tim: to look out the window and see earth approaching at 100 kilometers in what looked like a fairly uncontrolled attitude was surprising and you get a strong sensation that you are just falling back to the planet. >> timothy peake.
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>> he always wanted his mission to inspire children. tim: you are looking at a boy who went to the primary school, left school at 19 with 3 below average a levels and i just got back from a six-month mission in space. my messages don't let anyone tell you you can't do anything. >> i'm really proud of him for what he has done. >> it has been his dream since he was our age. yeah. he is a hero. >> during his time in space, more than one million children took part in projects linked to his mission. many have thanked him. tim: welcome home, how was it, mate? it was great. laura: the inspiring tim peake
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bringing today's broadcast to a close. from all of us at world news america, thank you watching and please tune in tomorrow. ♪ >> make sense of international news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation. newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good. kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the
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