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what is on the news. we go global to find out. >> ♪ welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. british officials say they have captured a large network of people involved with the manchester attack. watch her days after a suicide bomber killed 22 people, the country is going into a holiday weekend on high alert. our correspondent has the latest on the investigation. day counterterrorism ownerives -- the shop
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was arrested earlier in the week .ith teed up of his brothers please also rated another house in the middle of the night bringing the number of people in custody to nine. they are all between the ages of 18 and 44. with whatvery happy we've done, but there is more to do. abedi rented a flat. it was here that he spent his last weekend putting his bomb together making his final to kill teenage girls. salman abedi he rented a flat in this lock.
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the authorities essay it was a virtual bomb factory. >> piece of metal -- -- i think it is diesel or petrol, something chemical. >> detectives say they have made very significant lines and personally have captured a large part of his terrorist network. thousands of exhibits that are now being assessed. i think it is fair to say there is a enormous progress for the investigation, but don't an enormous amount of work to do. concerns that may still be out there. -- they can expect higher
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security this weekend. incidentt not let this impact our lives. weekend withn this family and friends. >> a weekend in which armed officers will be patrolling on trains. investigators are growing in confidence, but for now going into one of the most important weakens of the summer, everyone rebate -- remains nervous. while more details are emerging about salman abedi and his family, we speak to a former friend who says his behavior changed in the last six months. it is also said that his father fought in libya. >> the manchester home, the family and the need to know why, the father who allowed his children to fight on the front line in libya, his son suspected
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of supporting a so-called islamic state, and then salman abedi, who murdered in his own city. we just prayed and that was it. he stayed extra five or 10 minutes. >> this is his friend. hishe is too scared to show face. he says over the last six months he changed. but something was a bugging him. it came to a point where he didn't listen to music anymore, didn't think about girls. even if you were to do bad stuff or sell weed, even drink out all, as long as you are praying, just keep it up, but we're supposedly forgiven, but he knows he would go to hell, so i don't know why he did it. >> the bbc has been told that
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salman abedi fought against the israeli regime when he was 16 years old. young men added by their father. .> he was a good fighter he was fighting to die. ed: this man net all three of the family members and fought on the front line with ramadan. so-called foreign fighters in the manchester brigade. >> 70% were from north of england. >> the people who went to fight? >> yes. >> and did the security services ever stop from you going? >> from leaving this country? no. even though they can see what we have taken -- ambulances, cell phones. some people even brought there laser sites. >> the bbc has also learned of allegations the manchester bomber's father met a clerk in
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london and on facebook he's alleged to have praised fighter affiliated with al qaeda in syria. he denies supporting islamic extremism. >> he believes in even in -- they don't believe you can be both muslim and a british citizen. .> he knew salman abedi he says fighting in libya changed him. >> he believes in jihad. if you see what he is thinking about, what he thought about libya, it is -- jihad. >> since the manchester attack, the becomes has asked for an -- the bbc has asked for an interview with trustees at the mosque where the family prayed. today we were invited in. did anybody report this young man? >> yes, one of our imams have reported this person. we were not aware. it was a private matter. >> the imam did not tell anyone? >> he did not tell anyone inside the mosque.
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>> that has to be a worry. >> it is a worry. because obviously, we as trustee should know what is going on. >> use the pros -- you suppose? >> if he has reported him because he had some information, which we do not, and it's between him and the counterterrorist police. but he has said it to us. >> the one who noted salman finds more information. >> i don't have any more information. i don't need information. when he puts the responsibility on the counterterrorism police, who as we know had been carrying out surveillance on the suspect. so it's not my responsibility anymore. the responsibility has been shifted to the police and counter security services. >> counter terrorist investigators will not comment if abedi could have been stopped from taking 22 lives.
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at thomas -- ed thomas, bbc news, manchester. the: this became one of main topics at the g7 meetings today. theresa may and others all for a united effort to tackle terrorist fighters. for more i spoke with u.s. ambassador nicholas burns who is now at harvard school of government. ambassador, very detailed plans there, but what would you focus on specifically in trying to tackle terrorism at this point? have itnk the leaders right, prime minister may and president trump are focused on .he right issues we have to be multifaceted. intelligence work is critical and combining the intelligence assets of various countries, including the united states and britain, is absolutely essential and of course judicial work to
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once you find people, put them behind bars. economic cooperation to dry up their ability to fund themselves. it's multifaceted. that's where i think europe learned in the 1970's and 1980's that you fought indigenous trimple and it's what we've learned together with you since 9/11. jane: you say multifaceted, we've heard a lot from donald trump about fighting terrorists , but not much about tackling the instability that often allows them to flourish. should the u.s. be focusing more on this? >> i think we have to focus on all these areas. president trump is right. he's focusing a lot of his attention on the islamic state and its activities in both anbar province in iraq and in northern syria. he is right to assert that we have to take the fight through -- to them through air power, which we're doing. but i also think that prime minister may is absolutely correct in that you have to go
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well beyond that. and this very difficult area of finding mainly young men, who fit the profile of a suicide bomber, it's much more intelligence work that is paramount here. and it is international corporation with arab countries. and so, it's an international efforts that has to be made. that's why i think she's right about making this renewed effort. jane: there's been an extraordinary risk this week between the u.k. and the u.s. over leaks involving the manchester investigation. how damaging has this been to america's ability to forge the alliances, which as you say, are so important in sharing information? >> this has been extraordinarily damaging this week. obviously, the british police should have been the ones to determine when they release information on the suicide bomber. they obviously wanted time to be able to roll up his network, so a very, very damaging set of
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leaks apparently coming from, -- well, certainly the united states and i thought that , president trump was right to say that this is unacceptable. there will be an investigation. we have to earn back that cooperation with britain and needless to say, britain is our most important ally on counterterrorism and on many, many other subjects. jane: nicolas burns from boston. thank you very much indeed. well, it was "the new york times"' decision to publish photos of the bomb scene that fueled this week's row over the lakes and just a short time ago, the bbc's steven sacker sat down with the executive editor the mckay who insisted his paper did nothing wrong in publishing the photos. >> you guys tend to believe what the authorities say right away. we tend to err on the side of publishing. and in this case, it is just as important for people in the world to know about the money -- mundane details of terrorist attacks. it's really important and that's what this is.
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and i've seen no evidence -- none, except for the broad statements of police that they affected their investigations and that's probably not enough for the american press. times" thenew york mckay there. an attack on a bus in egypt people of coptic christians, 28 people were killed including children when gunmen stormed of the vehicle on its way to a religious site. in response they have taken action in the east of the country. from cairo, our correspondent reports. the bus in which so many were robbed of life on their way to an ancient monastery. the broken windows and scattered belongings testament to an attack that was merciless and highly coordinated.
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there were multiple gunmen who escaped across the sands in three off-road vehicles. relatives of the dead told the bbc the authorities should be doing more to protect christians, who are obviously at risk. this was the scene just last month after church bombings in northern egypt. a nationwide state of emergency was announced and security was stepped up but many coptic , christians say the authorities provide more lip service than proper protection. dozens of churchgoers have been killed in recent months but the -- by the so-called islamic state. it says that christians are its favorite prey and have vowed to keep up the attacks. and as well as the new threat from i.s., many believers here complain of an older problem, discrimination. among members of egypt's
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christian community, the largest in the middle east, there is anger and fear, and once again, there is grief. orla guerin, "bbc news," cairo. jane: you are watching "bbc world news america." still to congressman voted in just after assaulting a reporter. now he says he shouldn't have done it. australia is the only commonwealth country who is has never signed a treaty with its indigenous people, but that could finally change. halloween days of historic talks. aboriginal -- peoples have demanded a -- our correspondent reports. -- >> australia indigenous
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people have no guarantee of legal standing. foryears of debate australia to recognize indigenous people, they want far more, they want reform. reaching a consensus wasn't easy. yesterday some left frustrated, but finally today came in a court. take a rightful place in our own country. nationalemand representation in parliament and a treaty to egg knowledge indigenous sovereignty stretches back tens of thousands of years. the communities most impoverished, incarcerated, and disadvantaged, there is hope that this could be an
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opportunity. >> this moment in history is a huge depth toward closing the gap. we have to take the first step so we know what we want and -- >> it is for the government to decide where to go from here. referendum has been promised. the choice will be put before authorized you -- before australia is far from clear. australia pocky first people want control of their destiny again. jane: the newest member of congress comes with an interesting line on his resume. he was victorious in the montana special election after body slamming a reporter who asked about health care legislation.
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afterward he says he shouldn't have responded that way. >> a punch the air in delight. the republican accused of body slamming a reporter in celebration -- has a confession. . >> i took an action i cannot take that. i'm not proud of what happened. i should not have responded in way that i did and for that i'm sorry. >> and you're forgiven. [cheers] >> his supportsers may have forgiven him but police are , charging him with misdemeanor assault after allegedly wrestling to the floor this reporter, ben jacobs from "the guardian." >> i'm tired of you guys! the last time you came here you said the same thing! >> get the hell out of here!
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>> are you with "the guardian"? >> yes. and he you broke my glasses. >> donald trump had strongly endorsed his candidacy and a day after a little bit of push and shove of his own on the montenegro prime minister, the president expressed flight with the result. in the top gun testosterone charged naval academy in annapolis, a next generation of military leaders and a timely , reminder programs from vice president mike pence at the need for self-control. >> i truly believe that commanding others first begins with commanding yourself. discipline is the foundation of leadership. >> staying with graduation ceremonies, hillary clinton was at her all-female alma mater wellesley college, landsing a few blows on donald trump by recalling the nixon era of 1969, the year she graduated.
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hillary clinton: we were furious about the past presidential election of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice. >> as your representative, you can count on me to fight back. fort --hat about ji and gianforte? a body blow to his reputation. jane: learning a language is a goal many of us aspire to but which one would you choose? sometimes it depends on upcoming travel or work, but current events may also play a role. we have enlisted the help of our colleagues around the globe for this report. >> what is the secret to having a real impact on government? with this white house, i'd say buy rosetta stone and learn russian. >> kerry might have been joking about current goings-on in
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washington, but there is actually a strong correlation between global politics and which languages americans learn. [speaking in foreign language] >> we haven't seen an uptick in russian classes just yet, but when the soviet union was the enemy, the language was in demand. china's seen a rise in the number of american children learning the language soar. president obama set a target of one million. president obama: if our countries are going to do more together around the world then speaking the language, truly understanding each other is a good place too start. [speaking in foreign language] >> in the decade after 9/11, arabic was the fastest growing language being learned in the u.s. demand rose for -- all of these pale in comparison to --
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spanish. there are 25 million spanish speakers in the u.s. already but the realty is, most americans don't learn a second language in the hopes that english is enough. welsh]speaks long before everest was conquered in 1953, there were numerous attachments to scale the world's tallest mountain. rare film of those combrerm exhibitions has been released and the royal geographical society is putting it in an archive online. our correspondent has been taking a closer look. >> this is the first-ever view from the it was shot in 1933 by a group of pilots who risked their lives to help create an aerial map of the mountain.
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the film is part of the royal geographical society's archive. it includes the first attempt to climb to the top of mount everest in 1922. the waist is aprons made of human bones. the cameraman is -- her daughter recalls how her father filmed. tent he had taken with them to base camp, and at night using water from the dung as and yak source of heat he processed , 10,000 feet of film on the mountain. >> 138 films of some of the greatest explorations are being restored frame by frame. one of them is of a young army officer crossing the vast
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expanse of the libyan desert by motorcar. man and hiss friends drove thousands of miles for weeks on end into the blistering heat. his son has reeled stories about these incredible expeditions but it's the first time he's seen them. >> that's my father driving there. >> he even wrote scientific papers about house and moves. his work is helping space scientists to this day, to build rovers to drive across the surface of mars. >> i'm in awe of what he managed to do. >> we can now all relive these extraordinary adventures. stories from a bygone age when the world held so many mysteries. jane: you can watch pallor pocky documentary "great expectations" this weekend here on cbs world.
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and do check out our facebook age. i'm jane o'brien and thank you for watching. thank you very much for watching ," andorld news america have a lovely weekend. >> this is "bbc world news america." makes sense of international /news.t funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation. and the kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. >> planning a vacation escape that's relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here, in aruba. families, couples, and friends
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can all find their escape on the island with warm, sunny days, cooling trade winds, and the crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet los angeles.
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> sreenivasan: good evening. i'm hari sreenivasan. judy woodruff is away. on tonight's pbs newshour: gunmen in egypt attack a coptic christian group making their way to a monastery, killing at least 28 members of the targeted religious minority. also ahead this friday, judy woodruff sits down with american aya hijazy and her husband, both charity workers released from an egyptian prison after three years. >> it was actually in the cage when the judge acquitted us all, and it was-- it was unbelievable. we, like, we prayed for it so much, but we thought it was far reaching. >> sreenivasan: and, president trump meets with world leaders in sicily for his first g-7 summit. we wrap up the events of trump's first foreign trip. and, it's friday. mark shi


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