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banking around you -- your plans, your goals, your dreams. your tomorrow is now. purepoint financial. >> and now, "bbc world new" laura: this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am laura trevelyan. the deadly newsroom shooting in maryland leads to a search for answers. as the community mourns, the president has this message for the media. pres. trump: journalists, like all americans, should be free lefrom the fear of being vly attaed while doing their job laura: still searching for their childr -- after being separated at the u.s. border, parents are phoning to find any information on the kids. plus, at just three years old, -- four years old, this young painter is taking the art world
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by storm one colorful canvas at time. laura:s welcome to our view public television in america and around the globe. nday after five people were killed at a marylaspaper, more details are emerging about the shooter's motives and the perseverance of those at "the capital gazette." this morning the paper w published as usual, but there was nothing normal about the editn, as they had to cover the murder of their colleagues. the men who carried out the rampage has been identified as jarrod ramos. he has been charged with multiple murders and denied bail. annapolis,a nwfik has the latest. nada: a vital source of news for this community was also its biggest story. friday's edition of "the capital gazette" cover every aspect of the fatal shooting at itsfi
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s. one page was left blank, intentionally so to commemorate the five victims. wendi winters was a reporter who colleagues said had a talent for connecting with the community. habecca smith was a 34-year-old sales assistant whjust started with the paper. another journalist, robert hiaasen, brother of the selling author carl hiaasen, had a reputation for helping young reporters. gerald fis voice of the paper. and john mcnamara was passionate about coveringal sports. >> i knew three out of the five who lost their lives. it is heart-wrenching. >> our beautiful little friendly town. it is shocking. nada: the suspected gunman has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. in a brief court appearance come he was denied prosecutors e this was a carefully planned attack based on surveillance footage from the
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scene and evidence recovered from the car and home. s >> there were two entran the ofces where the attack occurred. the rear doowas barricaded. mr. ramos entered to the front door and worked his way into the office, where he was shooting victims as he walked into the office. nada: jarrod ramos had a grudg against the paper dating back t1 when the columnist covered a criminal case against him. he has often criticized "thega capitatte" on social media, including yesterday before the there was wide condemnation of this assault on journalists. >> there is something wrong with our society. why are we so tightly wound that a small newspaper like this that is not left-wing or right-wing, just covers local news for us and cares about our kidand
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local issues, can offend someone so much that they want to take a life? nada: president trump,riot always a fend of the media, says the attack shocked the conscience of the nati pres. trump: journalists, like all americans, should be fre om the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job. nada: there will be two vigils a tonight, already there has been an outpouring of support. many of "the capital gazette's" journalists hope for more than thoughts and prayers. they say this kind of violence cannot be the new normal. nada tawfik, bbc news, maryland. ago i spokeef time with jane hall, journalism professor at american university in washington. this is one of theeadliest attacks on journalists in u.s. history, but as nada tawfik was saying, could this become the new normal? our newsrooms going to become oolike s? jane: i certainly hope not. attacks on the media have been on the rise.
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verbal attacks on the media. and while you cannot say what the motive of this person was, i'm fearful that newsrooms are going to be more targeted. this was a targeted attackjo against nalism organization for the coverage it was doing. you can tell from your reporter's report that they were beloved for doing their job, and they continued to do their jobs even after this happen i know that there is heightened security at newsrooms. i know i have had former students who have been harassed more than i certainly was as a journalist and called out and verbally attacked. the climate is not good right now for this. laura: the presidentaid today that journalists should be free from the fear of being violently attacked doing their job, t we cannot turn newsrooms intofo resses or we wall ourselves off from the people we are reporting on. jane: you have to go out, you t hacover stories, you have to be out there. what i regret is the climate we are in
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i've been on cable television, on fox news, cnn, on your network, and i sometimes get just incredible response for things that are just stating the facts, just acting as a journalist. we,eed to change the rhetor and while i appreciate what donald trump said, he has been talking about the media as the enemy of the people, for a long, long time. laura: if we look at the list of journalists who were killed, they have a range of experience. what does it tell you about the importance of newspapers in american life? jane: th play. a real role to the outpouring of support, that there was an intern, in their -- there was an intern, there were people in the 20's, people in their 60's, including the brother of a noted novelist and columnist and himself hemebody who teat the university of maryland, this hits me very hard because i send young people out to be journalists, and i don't
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think i had the expectation that if you were in the united states you would be putting your lives on the lin i hope this is not the new normal. laura: what does it say about the professionalism of those at the paper that despite the fact that they were reporting on their own traged they managed to get the newspaper out this morning? jane: it was very moving to me. i tell my students all the time that that ethic is really important, and showing, not telling, getting the paper out. it is an b extraordinary a people who were traumatized. onjournalists are not th people, this is not the only incident of a mass shooting, but i think they have a special role to play, and this shows that. laura: jane hall, thank you so jane: ok.joining us. laura: many in the u.s. are going to protest this weekend over president trump's immigration policies. the catalyst is the separation of youngigrant children from
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their parents and their detention. it carries on despite the white house promising to end family separations. in el paso, texas, aleem maqbool has been given access to a center housing recently released immigrant parents, only to find they have not been reunited with their children. aleem: this is where parents wait by the phone desperate fore of their children. they were taken away from them by u.s. immigration ofs. all they have been given in bturn is a number to call. yessica has not evn told where her six-year-old son is. >> what they have done is horrible. i have had no information, and it has bn more than 50 days. i call and no one tells me anything. i can't sleep. i wake up and my heart is beating so fast. i cannot even breathe.
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aleem: she is still being monitored, but she is among the first released from jail since donald trump's poli of separating migrant parents from their children started. there was a lot of publicity surrounding the release of this group of parents, but none as ob yet han reunited with their child. >> unfortunately, some of the parents were led to believe thar when that buved here, their children would be inside atiting for them. that was tragic ome of them had been led to believe that by officers who have the responsibility of processing this. th is not the way that it works. you need to understand that there are over 100 facilities throughout the u.s. that are presently detaining over 10,000 minor children aleem: as it stands, immigrants
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are within their rights to claim asylum in the u.s. and have the cases assessed. doubtedly, and it may have been part of the calculation, t wh last few weeks have done is make people think twice about coming to america, however difficult the situation at home. do you regret trying to come to the usa? >> of course i do, a lot. never did i imagine that it was going to be like this, that they would take o kids. our children are not to blame for anything. aleem: dald trump has announced that no more immigrant parents would be separated from their children, but that just means whole families could be detained togetheand for longer. the american government has asked its military to prepare areas on its bases where thousands of migrants can be at fort, including he bliss. far from feeling that the crisis is over, human rights groups are even more worried about what the phase of donald trump's immigration policy could look
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tr. sheeran has faced legal action for the samk in the past. s.he denies all allegation this weekend the people of mexico are voting to elect a new president. s lls suggest that leftist politician andrénuel lópez obrador is the man toea but just like in the u.s. congressional elections may determine how much they new leader c achieve. i spoke every time ago -- i spoke a brief time ago with the president of the inter-american dialogue. lis andrés manópez obrador really mexico's donald trump as some would have us believe? >> there are some characteristics but also differences. lópez obrador has been a politician all his life. donald trump is not a politician.z lórador was the mayor of mexico city, the capital, so he has governing experience and you can evaluate his record. donald trump was a real estate
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investor. -- developer. but they have a similamessage in attacking the status quo, the establishment, political parties, and bh are beneficiaries of the weakening of political parties in the united states and also in mexico. laura: lópez obrador seems to be way out in front. is it the corruption and criminality in mexico that isiv ing his apparent success? michael: those are the two main accoto mexicans, they are fed up. there were 29,000 homicides inra mexico, th has been going up and up. corruption is widespread in the government. the political parties, the ruling parties, revolutionary, institutional parties, and the other political parties have been discredited because they are associated with corruption and alsoot solving the problems. also, the economy. when the government came in, the current government, they promised reforms, economic growth would increase. that hasn't happened.
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laura: are the candidates running against donald trump and his border wall, or is he not an issue in this election? michael: he is not an issue in the election. very margis l. clearly itrt of the environment, and it plays into lópez obrador's nationalist message. s i think engthens it. but basically, mexicans are worried about what is happening th mexico, and that is wha are voting on. laura: with so many candidates having been killed, what does it say about the breakdown of the rule of law, and are any candidates trying to address that? michael: it is really dramatic. over 130 people have been killed related to the electthns. last time there were elections in 2012, there were 9. there has been significant deterioration of security particularly at the local level. there is a lot of. criminali obviously those criminal groups are sending a strong message, part of the election campaign.
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unfortunately, the candidates trcluding lópez obrador not spelled out veryg proposals in order to address this problem. it is a big unknown what they will do about it. laura: given how endemic couption is, can whoever i the next president do anything about it and change the lives of ordinary micans? michael: well, they are not going to change ernight, but they can begin to attack the corruption issue, which is a big issue. strengthen the judicial system, make police more professional, pay them more so they are notsc tible to bribes. there are steps that are taken in other countries, but you have to think out a plan and have a commitment to make things different. laura: who would give loaópez obradon for his money? anaya is a,
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candidate of the left-right coalition, but he about 20 points behind and i think lópez obrador is in good shape. anaya is the one to watch, but i don't think the likelihood is he will win. laura: thank you so much for joining us. michael: thank you. laura: we will have full coverage of the results of the election. on monday you are watching "bbc world news america." tstill to come ight's program, in central australia, a famous rock is causing quite a contrast tourists against aboriginals who call the area home. it has now been six days since a group of teenagers and their football coa disappeared inside a flooded cave in noa hern thailand. ge and search for the missing group thought to have been cut off by rising floodwater has gripped the country. jonathan head reports.
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are on our way up the side of amount mountain to check out holes in the ground. and very steep, slippery. but there is just chance, a small, that it might lead to the ssing boys. there have been so few possibilities into the case that hai police are making the most of this one. the police chief has hiked up to direct the operation. their plan is to wer into a narrow fissure barely wide enough for an adult. this is the most hopeful, discovered by two british cavers what we are wang here is police climbers going down this very small opening in the rock. it is both tight -- they have tied aac rope ss it. the whole thing feels like they
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are improvising, just trying to find a way through to see whether this leads to the caves. in now?going to move the british cavers come back from climbing another world evidently from anywhere. as they dissent, the climbers send back a video of their progress. late in the y, they discovered a large chamber, a rare piece of positive news. it is not clear whether this connects to the main cave. they are being supplied by helicopter, so they can keep looking up here for little side -- on the hillside. laura: for many tourists who visit australia, climbing uluru is a big draw.
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but for decades, the anangu who call it home have been opposed to this, and next year it will be removed,. reportenschke went to on the store and discovered her family played a role in the , also known as ayers rock, dates back more tn n 500 millioars. there has been a bit of a row over the controversial pctice of climbing the rock. there are signs at the base clearly saying, "please don't climb, it is against traditional law," in six languages. ery day we have been here there has been a steady stream of climbers. hahave you heardthe aboriginal people don't want people to climb? >> yes, i do. i understand that. but i am going to do it anyway. rebecca: indenous communities
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have long campaigned for the behavior, which they consider deeply offensive, to end. but say the threat of losing the tourist dollar was enormous pressure. one says it was like a gun being pointed at their heads. rebecca: and talk they did. in an historic vote last year, the board decided to shut the climbdown from october of next year. when the first white explorers came to the area in 1873, they named the rock ayers rock after senior australian politician at the time, henry ayers. when i was working on this story, i realized that henry
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ayers wamy great great great great uncle. i tell a western desert elder about this family connection, and that i am sorry. for my family's role in any horrific or disrespectl treatment of the indigenous people. >> well, aboriginal people don't hold grudges. what is past is past. now we're looking at going forward, and teaching nonindigenous people respect. rebecca: the sharing of stories like this, she says, is needed now in order to heal, rather than the conquering of the rock. rebecca henschke, bbc news, central australia. laura: now, i am not sure what
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your children are doing at four years old, but i can tell you that mine were not having their paintings displayed at new york's art expo. am boy f canada is the exception, and he is being hailed as a prodigy. he uses colors to tell the story of his imagination, and he is drawing attention from around the globe. we caught up with his family to find out more. >> nine months old when he first picked up the brush. it was like magic to us, and we could not believe he was s.creating those compositi he had the directions, and he had an intention, and he knew exactly he wants to go.
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>> to be perfectly honest, it was my first art show. i might as well let you know that. i remember walking through the door, walking into the exhibit room, and i couldn't believe what i was seeing. the lors, they were so beautiful,nd they just caught my attention. if you are not familiar with abstract painting, some people hrowk anybody can just paint on a canvas. but if they understood the colors and the t texturey would understand that this is more than just paint on canvas. most children will just see a a few colo mush them together. hence, fingerprinting.
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-- fingerpainting. this is different. this child is planning, very engrossed in what he is doing. that is unusual. however, you never know what is gog to happen. is late -- easily i have seen many, many very talented young people lose interest, or they get into the art world and they don't want to do it anymore. you can never te. >> he is very comfortable with normal schooling. and still is able to pai, then we will continue with that. we just want to see where he is happy. le>> it's coly his creation, coming out of his imagination. and we want to keep that going forever. laura: a gius perhaps in the school of jackson pollock. remember, you can find much more ourall the day's news o website. plus, to see what we're working on aany time, check out our
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