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fight. and the nobel laureate delivers dylanage at last, bob claiming his prize from the swedish academy. welcome to our viewers on public television and also around the globe. today, we learn the names of two men who rampaged through london's borough market on saturday night. khuram butt was british and known to the police. behid redouane was said to moroccan and libyan. he was not known to authorities. our editor and has more. >> they knew him, one of the three men who murdered seven people saturday night was well known to police and him i-5 as an extremist. khuram butt, featured in a channel 4 documentary last year
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radical islamists in britain -- its title, "the jihadis next-door." how was he able to go on and kill until counterterrorism officer shot him dead? police did and if i.t. to buy the attackers, khuram butt. lived embarking in east london and was married with two children, including a young baby. in the last few years, he worked for kentucky fried chicken and was a customer service advisor. less is known about rachid redouane. security services say that he was unknown to them, but to have been 30 years old, having a libyan or moroccan last year. securityt known to services according to irish prime minister into kenny.
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chest but there are a small number of people being monitored. checked,ts are being but my understanding is this individual was not a member of that small group. though washuram butt very much on the u.k. radar and there are questions how someone with such well-known extremist views was able to carry out a attack on the streets of london. security barriers appeared on some london is overnight as london bridge itself reopened to people and traffic heading in an out of the square mile. london is getting back to normal . this bunch of flowers almost the only sign of the carnage that was here on london bridge saturday night into sunday morning. the huge police and security operation is continuing, trying the network of people behind the ideas that spawned mass murders on london's
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streets. bouquets at the border of what scene, tense crime marking the places in borough market where people fell. forensic officers gathering clues and evidence. this afternoon, the commissioner of the metropolitan police visited the area with the mayor of london. >> it is deeply chilling and horribly sad to see what we have just seen and to think about the arborists act of set at a night. extraordinary kurds, extorting professionalism, and extraordinary compassion from our public servants. laura: political and -- reporter: political and religious leaders attended a vigil at a park this evening, a short distance from where the attack occurred.
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>> as a proud and patriotic british muslim, i say this. you do not commit these disgusting acts in my name. [applause] and you will never succeed in dividing our city. people cameporter: to remember, cannot, and give thanks. they also came to seek answers, but tonight there seemed to be more questions. bbc news, london bridge. laura: police say they have released another 10 people in the wake of saturday's attack. that means all 12 people taken into custody are now free. as to the two attackers police named, a short time ago, i spoke with the bbc's mark atkins. two of three attackers were londoners. one was known to police and even video abouta
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extremism. how is this being received where you are, so close to the scene of the attack? reporter: well, laura, it raises very similar questions to ones we discussed not long ago after the manchester attack. after the manchester attack, there were immediate claims that abedi had been reported to the authorities. and one of the two attackers who had been named was featured in a recent channel four documentary that looked at people who wanted jihad living in london. we also understand one of the , same men in the channel 4 documentary was separately reported to the authorities in two separate occasions. there was clear frustration from one man the bbc interviewed who did not want to be named. he said that he contacted authorities. frustration that moore was not done to track this man. the authorities have come out saying, yes, they were aware of him, but they had no intelligence whatsoever to suggest he was about to carry out an attack such as this.
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laura: there have been three terror attacks within three months. britain's prime minister, theresa may, who is up for reelection on thursday, says enough is enough. what is the mood of the people you're talking to? reporter: i think there are several things playing out here. in terms of the mood of londoners in reference to their immediate reaction, of course, great sadness. seven people have lost their lives, 48 injured, so many others affected directly or indirectly. in terms of how the city and country responds to this threat, well, i think everyone is agreeing they have to adjust to what the metropolitan police commissioner here in london called today "a new reality." and working out how to respond to that new reality, whether it is a parent talking to the child, an adult going about their work or a policeman or policewoman working out how to combat the threat, i think that
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is something the city is in the process of working out and that is going to take some time. laura: thank you for joining us. now, president trump has criticized the mayor of london 's leadership following the terror attack on the city. the mayor retaliated saying that some people thrive on division. the president -- down. down. president doubled reporter: twitter storms roll in early at this white house. while the rest of the world was commiserating with london, a president going after the mayor, suggesting that he said there was no reason to be alarmed after the terror attacks, but that was to take his words completely out of context. what sadiq khan said was there was no reason to be alarmed by the additional armed police on the streets. spool forward 24 hours and was the president apologizing? not a bit of it. he was intensifying the attack. he wrote "pathetic excuse by london mayor sadiq khan who had to think fast on his no reason
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to be alarmed statement. mainstream media is working hard to sell it." this evening at the vigil for those killed and injured in saturday's attack, the mayor responded in this way. mayor khan: you've got to recognize some people want to divide our communities. some people thrive on feud and division. that is not me. that's not the london i know. we will not allow anybody to -- whether it is donald trump or anybody else -- to divide our community. reporter: and there was solidarity among city mayors. new york's build the blog seo -- deblasio rounding on the president. mayor deblasio: i do not understand why donald trump is trying to undermine a man trying to protect the people of london. it makes no sense. sadiq khan is an exemplary mayor, the mayor of the capital city of one of our closest allies. reporter: another extraordinary day, another extraordinary call from one of the president's closest advisers. kellyanne conway said the media
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should stop obsessing about donald trump's tweets. in other words, we should not take too seriously what the president of the united states of america is saying. but one thing to be taken with utmost seriousness, the state visit to britain later this year an invitation extended when , theresa may was at the white house, a visit that may be a little challenging diplomatically. jon sopel, bbc news, washington. laura: the president has also been using the london attack to justify his plan for what aides say is a temporary pause on immigration from muslim majority nations. the scheme is stalled in the courts and the white house wants the supreme court to have the final say. mr. trump tweeted, people, the lawyers, and the courts can call it whatever they want, but i am calling it what we need and what it is, a travel ban. a short time ago, i walked through with the bbc's anthony zurcher to understand all of
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this. anthony, is the president in danger of undermining his own administration for legal case for the travel ban? anthony: the whole idea of not using the word "ban" is it is too much like the muslim ban he suggested during the campaign in that is of questionable constitutionality. he already had his previous immigration order struck down because it was too broad and brought up religion. the second ban is being challenged before the supreme court. donald trump said today he would rather defend the first ban that was more ambition. he said the second one was watered down into politically correct, even though he signed off on it, criticizing his own justice department officials. laura: the president has been tweeting up a storm about it. meanwhile, looming on the horizon, the greatly anticipated testimony from the man the president sacked, the former fbi director james comey. how much political theater is that going to be? anthony like nothing we've seen : in decades. imagine ollie north during iran contra pledging to take the
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fifth amendment, john dean saying there was a cancer on the presidency. i think this will break with -- break up with those seminal moments in congressional testimony. with those seminal moments in congressional testimony. everyone is watching in this town. i know there is a bar opening up early with drinks specials. it is going to be a fascinating bit of political theater, and i think donald trump is concerned with how this might play out. that may explain this rash of tweets the past couple of days. laura: is it possible that james comey cannot say that much gaza -- and that it is because of this special counsel investigation into links between the trump campaign and russia? reporter: apparently he has already contacted robert mueller, the special counsel, who has signed off on his testimony. now, i think james comey is very cautious. he is a lawyer by training. he will know not to tread on the ground being covered by the investigation. but the word is he is going to say he was pressured by the
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president to back off of his investigation of michael flynn and ties between the trump campaign and russia, and if he says that, that is pretty damning. then it becomes his word against donald trump's. laura: meanwhile, the white house wants to talk about infrastructure. are republican lawmakers buying it? reporter: i don't think so. they were basically dusting off old legislation, handing it back to congress and saying, we think you should pass this. i think it was an attempt to put focus on infrastructure, but there is so much more to do. it will be difficult for them to focus, plus all of this looming over their heads. the comey testimony. it is a big distraction. laura: thank you for joining us. reporter: my pleasure. laura: of course, we will bring you for coverage of the appearance by former fbi director james comey in washington on thursday. in other news from washington and around the world, in the u.s. state of florida, five people have been killed in a shooting at an industrial park
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in orlando. a 45-year-old gunman, who also killed colleagues at a business he had been fired from an april. police say he had no connection to any subversive or terrorist organization. he took his own life after the killing. montagnais grope becoming the alliance's latest member. official given documents to the u.s. state department. it brings all of the coastline under the nato umbrella. antigovernment protesters in venezuela, including two lawyers, have accused the government of heavy-handed tactics to break up demonstrations. them of pushing them into an open drain. police in a suburb of melbourne shut down a gunman after a
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hostage situation in an apartment building. officers went to the address after reports of an explosion and found one man already dead in a stairwell. another man holding a woman hostage was found inside the building. three police officers were injured. the woman was unharmed. the u.s. state department wants arab countries to mend their differences after suspending relations with qatar. the countries, including saudi arabia and egypt, accused the gulf nation of supporting terrorism. qatar says measures have been unjustified. and cats are there are reports , of people stockpiling food. our security correspondent frank gardner reports. today, airing a very public call between some of the world's richest nations. saudi arabia, bahrain, the uae, egypt, all cutting diplomatic ties to qatar. they have imposed an air, land,
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and sea embargo on the country, causing panicked fighting. -- panicked buying. they accuse the country of funding terrorism and helping iran destabilize the region. qatar strongly denies it. it was president trump's recent visit to riyadh that emboldened the saudis. it. -- its leaders may feel that they got a green light from washington to get tough on its rivals. qatar hosts the u.s. air base for the entire middle east. the white house needs the spat to be resolved quickly. secretary tillerson: we are witnessing a growing list of irritants in the region that have been there for some time, and obviously they have bubbled , up to a level where countries felt that they needed to take action in an effort to have those differences addressed. we certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address these differences. frank: six arab nations of lined -- have lined up to accuse qatar
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and its ruling in mere -- ruling emir of supporting the muslim brotherhood and hamas, to promote an islamist agenda across the region, supporting violent jihadists in syria -- something the saudiss are also suspected of -- and boosting the out to channel, a constant thorn in the side of rulers. so how far will this go? >> i don't think the uae and saudi arabia will want to intervene to overthrow the regime in qatar. they just want qatar to commit to what has been agreed upon. frank: qatar has invested billions of pounds i am britain. -- in britain. it owns luxury hotels, property and bank shares. the qatar embassy in london is making a comment this evening. this is an escalating row between close allies of britain and the gulf. looming on the horizon, an qatar will not be able -- will
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not be able to endure this isolation for long. and looming on the horizon, an important date on the counter. in five years time, the fifa world cup is due to be held in qatar. already a controversial choice of venue, this will be all but impossible if this row is not resolved by then. frank gardner, bbc news. laura: how long will qatar from diplomatic isolation last? you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's cosby's date in court. his trial begins in pennsylvania. we will have the latest. it has been tough going for foreign carmakers in india. many big brands have been hampered by poor sales. why our world joy is finding it so hard to crack one of the world's fastest-growing markets? nissan, ford, toyota, volkswagen. they make some of the world's most iconic cars, and for years,
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they have been trying to make a dent in the indian auto market by manufacturing locally. make seven different types of cars, and despite his it still fails to appeal to the indian customer. cars in> 70% of the india are small ones. but they expect all of the features that a big car operas. it's very difficult to include everything in one package. that is why carmakers are struggling to understand -- what kind of cars to indian customers want? reporter: the factory can manufacture more than 300,000 cars a year. but they are adjusted half capacity. has also started exporting some of these cars to different countries.
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it is a different story for indian carmakers. the country seems to have its strategy spot on. with its wide range of models and low prices, they sell every second new car in the market. india sells nearly 3 million cars every year, but this is expected to triple over the next decade. there is no doubt, this is a market with huge potential, but global brands will have to do a whole lot more to grab the attention of indian customers. bbc news. ♪ laura: it is the vaguest celebrity court case in the u.s. for decades. bill cosby arrived at a courthouse in pennsylvania today, facing charges he drugged and molested a woman back in 2004. it is one of many such allegations against the tv star, but the only one to make it to
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trial. mr. cosby insists he is innocent. we have more. reporter: it is a sight bill cosby's accusers never thought they would see -- the legendary entertainer at court in pennsylvania to stand trial for sexual assault. mr. cosby was once one of the most loved stars on television. wholesome, funny, he was america's favorite dad. playing]by show" theme but that injuring image has unraveled as a staggering number of women, now nearly 60, have come forward with strikingly similar allegations. >> his behavior was like that of a predator. >> i woke up in the back of my car alone, my clothes were a mess, my brawl was undone. -- my bra was undone. reporter: legally, time has run out for those women to bring charges.
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all except andrea constand. she met bill cosby at his mansion in pennsylvania in 2004. there, she alleges that he drugged and molested her while she was unconscious. it looked like bill cosby was in the clear when he settled a civil suit brought by andrea constand but after his testimony , was made public, prosecutors reopened the decade old criminal case. in it, he admitted to giving women drugs before sex, claiming it was done with their knowledge. in court, prosecutors used the testimony to portray mr. cosby as a predator. they alleged he drugged ms. constand so she could not say no to his sexual advances. but mr. cosby's lawyer claims that she changed her story three times and the relationship was consensual. will bernard, like andrea by as ad, thought of cos
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mentor, even appearing on his show. >> call you every eight minutes. reporter: but she alleges that he drugged and sexually assaulted her on many occasions in the early 1990's. speaking alongside her son, she shared her hopes for the trial. >> i hope that this trial will reveal to the world that bill cosby is a lying coward. that he is a master manipulator who has methodically, over the course of five decades, inflicted sexual violence on women. reporter: in the court of public opinion, bill cosby's legacy is perhaps irreparably damaged, and if found guilty by a jury, this legendary entertainer could spend up to a decade in prison. bbc news, new york. laura: an important trial. now bob dylan won the nobel prize for literature last
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delivered he at last his nobel lecture. no speech, no prize, that's the rule. the iconic songwriter reflected on what inspired him. bob dylan: when i started writing my own songs, the folk lingo was the only vocabulary that i knew and i used it. but i had something else as well. i had principles and sensibilities and an informed view of the world and i have had that for a while. learned it all in grammar school. ivanhoe, robinson caruso, tale of two cities, all the rest. typical grammar school reading. they give you a way of looking at life, and understanding of human nature, and a standard to measure things by. i took all that with me when i started composing lyrics. and it seems those books worked -- and the themes from those books worked their way into many of my songs, either knowingly or
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unintentionally. i wanted to write songs that were unlike anything anybody had ever heard, and these themes were fundamental. laura: bob dylan there, nobel laureate. speaking on what has inspired him. i'm laura trevelyan. thank you so much for watching "bbc world news america." ♪ >> make sense of international news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation and kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. ♪ >> 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
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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 >> woodruff: good evening, i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, the latest from london: police raids nab a number of suspects allegedly linked to the bridge attack, while terrorism becomes a political football ahead of the u.k. election. and, a widening gulf-- several arab countries cut ties with neighbor qatar for allegedly supporting terrorism, which qatar denies. then, on the edge of collapse-- political upheaval and economic despair send venezuelans into the streets in a violent clash between protesters and the government. >> behind us is a sea of angry venezuelans who have been taking to the streets since early april, protesting the government and its handling of this country's deepening crisis.


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