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hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. today is the deadline for the trump administration to reunite thousands of migrant children separated from their parents. but the government will not be able to meet it. the former pakistan cricket star imran khan claims victory in the general election, brushing off allegations of a rigged vote. shock and fear turn to anger over the deadly fires in greece as residents accuse the government of botched rescue efforts. and in a snub to the european court of human rights, italy clears hundreds of roma people from a longstanding camp outside the capital. today is the court—ordered deadline for the trump administration to reunite around 2,300 migrant children separated from their parents.
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the government will not meet it. we know at least 879 parents have been reunited with their children so far. on monday, government lawyers told a federal court in san diego 917 parents may not be eligible for prompt reunification. the reasons they gave for include: some have already been deported, waived reunification, or are otherwise unfit. it's worth reminding you how we got here. in april, donald trump ordered a "zero tolerence" policy, enforcing a law to arrest those caught crossing the us—mexico border illegally. that meant the adults were put in prison awaiting trial, and their children could not stay with them, leading to the separations. and scenes like these. this is a video from june. inside a us border detention facility in texas. fenced enclosures holding children and adults. as this bbc article at time noted: the head of the american academy of paediatrics called the policy "child abuse". here are some of the key pictures.
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in the subsequent backlash, there were protests across the country. many furious with the policy. mr trump incorrectly tried to blame the democrats for the situation. and then, these are pictures from when he backed down, signing an executive order onjune 20 promising to keep families together in migrant camps. since then, us officials have been scrambling to reunite families. these are pictures of the moment one mother and son from guatemala were brought back together. they were separated for three weeks. there have also been reports of almost farcical scenes in courtrooms. children and adults go through two separate legal systems. that's led to young migrant children, even toddlers, facing court. as one lawyer tweeted. "my 5—yr—old client can't tell me what country she is from. we prepare her case by drawing pictures with crayons of the gang members that would wait
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outside her school. sometimes she wants to draw ice cream cones and hearts instead. she is in deportation proceedings alone." the bbc‘s aleem maqbool has been on this story from the start and he hasjust filed this piece from texas about reunions there. jessica has had to wait in what has been the worst time of her life. earlier this year, us immigration officials took away her six—year—old son. not telling her where they were sending him a beenjoking, she says, about giving him up for adoption. the last time we saw her, jessica had been desperately trying to find out anything she could about her son's whereabouts. finally, weeks later, the agony is over. and the happiest woman in the world, she said, having this little one with me. across the us, there has been a flurry of reunions with immigrant pa rents
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flurry of reunions with immigrant parents and their children after the court gave the tribe administration and deadline. but this is not that happy ending for migrants. i ,trump , trump administration. we have spoken with her mother at this, who was one of many immigrant parents who are still waiting to hear as to when they will see their child again. she came from honduras with her 11—year—old daughter, from whom she was separated. she has seen no sign they will be reunited. in here, you feel forgotten because you are what locked in for walls. we spend our days waiting for good news but nothing comes. i am not that person. my nothing comes. i am not that person. my only mistake is coming here illegally. for her, coming across the border in the window during which donald trump suddenly decided
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to implement a much tougher stance, has been a disaster. but others celebrate that change. including many whose job it is to catch illegal immigrants stop with the idea of adding a consequence to an unlawful act paid dividends. if you're shopping with the child at walmart, you get arrested. is that child going to go with you to jail? no, you'll be separated, because you need to be prosecuted. as a result of coming here, in many cases, for the future of their children, some pa rents the future of their children, some parents have paid the very high price of being deported without them. lawyers have been shocked by government tactics used to get pa rents to government tactics used to get parents to sign away the right to reunification. reification officers are going into barracks and cafeterias and some people truly feel they are being forced to sign this without the presence of an attorney and now they are never
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quite had a chance to reunify with her child. this is changing the course of a child and apparentlife forever. the us government claims is doing things by the book. but there continues to be outraged at the ethics of the immigration policies is employing. a short time ago i spoke to mimi marziani. she is the president of the texas civil rights project. i asked her how much progress has been made on reunification. so we do know that some progress has been made and as you noted, we have seen really happy scenes of parents being reunited with their kids. u nfortu nately, thousands remain apart. and some of those parents remained in detention, and their kids remain in detention somewhere else in the united states and as you mentioned, others, hundreds more, including at least six of our clients, were in fact deported without their children and there is no clear path for those people to be reunited. i was just about to ask you what the prospects were of these
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families being reunited, particularly in the case of the parent is no longer even in the country. we honestly don't know. the burden should have been shifted onto small grassroots organisations like mine to try and find folks in these central america countries. we know the government has stood up in court two days ago and try to make the argument that the parents who it deported, after cruelly separating them from their kids, are no longer the us government's responsibility. obviously, we reject that, but that is the latest status. and we are hearing there that there are some children going through this process entirely unknown. ——alone. children who might even be toddlers. have you had experience directly of that? we have not seen that directly. we have been on the front
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lines of this crisis, monitoring the court system in south texas. through that vantage point, we have been directly talking with parents from the very beginning and continuing to represent them. at the point of which we started talking to the parents we represent. 382 of them. their kids had already been taken away and we have been working day in and day out to try and locate the kids and figure out how to bring everybody back together. now, the trump administration blames this partially at least on inherited a broken immigration policy, as it describes it, that isn't doing its job and wasn't doing its job. what do you believe is the best way of processing people who do cross the border? i mean, let's be clear. this is a crisis manufactured by the trump administration. we are talking about folks who are fleeing violence in their home countries and seeking asylum in the united states. the numbers of families fleeing are not anywhere close to historically high numbers. in fact, they look nothing like the numbers that folks in europe are dealing with.
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and we have an immigration system here, and asylum system, that has worked for decades. the only thing that has changed is that the trump administration decided to implement this cruel policy without absolutely no forethought about how parents and their kids would be reunited with each other. imran khan has declared his party the winner of pakistan's national election. with just 48% of the total vote counted, khan's pti party was in the lead with 113 seats in the national assembly. pml—n, the party ofjailed former prime minster nawaz sharif, is in second place with 64 seats, out of the 272 in the assembly. here's mr khan. translation: we have seen that the way our democracies evolving is getting better and in spite of all the difficulties that we have faced so far, our candidate died in a suicide bombing before that.
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he was also martyred because of a suicide attack. lots of people died. in spite of all of that, the process of the selection was completed. sharif‘s party, the pml—n announced last night as the first results came in that they would not accept the result. this is shehbaz sharif, who has taken over the party from his brother, saying the pti win shows blatant vote rigging, and accusing the pakistani electoral commission of failing the country's democracy. the pakistan people's party, who is projected to come third, have made similar objections. the final results have still not been announced, adding to suspicions. journalist diaa hadid, ‘while you were sleeping, an institution held in mistrust by many of pakistan's political parties announced they'd switch to manual counting of election results.‘ the commission
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blamed a technical fault, meaning the counts have to be submitted manually. there are also allegations that the pakistani army has been meddling in the election campaign. this is an article by the bbc‘s m ilyas khan, saying many candidates from mr sharif‘s pml—n were coerced by the military into leaving the party and eitherjoin the pti or stand as independents. he calls it a ‘creeping coup‘. imran khan has also aligned the pti party with some hardline islamist groups in pakistan, and this brings with it a number of concerns, as the washington post‘s bharka dutt explains. during the campaign, he supported pakistan‘s contentious blasphemy lords. this law does not recognise the aim of muslims in pakistan is fully muslim. khan may not personally believe this but politically, to get the support of hardline groups at the more conservative voters, those positions he took. how much will he be able to manoeuvre himself out of those sort of hardline orthodoxy, now that he is controlling the government. i think that is what i really wait to
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look out for and the other thing i would be interested to see is that this is a candidate who has, for 20 years or more, then barely again american presence in afghanistan. he has in fact called liberals in pakistan in support of american presence, s###, and fascists in an interview to me. as prime minister, how easy afghanistan question and the question of western troops in all of his political life, he has said he will oppose that. earlier i spoke to our south asia regional editor, anbarasan ethirajan, about the many challenges facing imran khan should he become prime minister. i began by asking him about allegations from pml—n that the election had been rigged. they had some of their own party members, some of the regional leaders, forced to switch their loyalty and join the party of mr imran khan. in the last two days, what they are saying is the polling agents were not allowed
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to sit through the count. some of them were sent out. security forces were deployed. they all say it points to widescale rigging. that is what one party leader was saying earlier in the day. the military and election commission both deny these accusations, and they say it was one of the fairest elections. how well was the speech by imran khan received, and the sort of subjects he was talking about? he made all the right noises, talking about rooting out corruption and asking the opposition to help him for a united party pakistan, and then also reaching out to the united states and archrival india. the twitterati, the members on social media, they‘ve all said it was a very good speech, a very conciliatory, statesman—like speech, but there are some issues. in terms of rooting out corruption and improving governance in pakistan, yes, there is a possibility, but some of the subjects he was talking about, particularly the relationship with the us, because he was a critic of us drone strikes inside pakistan on suspected militant positions
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and was also critical of the us role in afghanistan, but now he wants to mend relations and he wants to have beneficial ties, but these are some of the areas which are being handled by the military. for example, people would say that the previous prime minister, nawaz sharif, had problems with the military because he was handling, he started to handle some of the relations, some of the issues like ties with neighbouring india. that led to the tension. so how much freedom he might have to deal with these issues remains to be seen. showing the power of the military in pakistan, which endures. to define imran khan, how difficult is it to define him as a politicalfigure, given how much he has changed over the years? he has gained popularity over the years, particularly in the election, even though the opposition is accusing him of colluding with the military to win this election. a lot of youth looked up to him, because he went with the platform of good governance, rooting out corruption. these are two main issues.
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and he‘s never governed before. so it is a new area for him. and also for the military, it‘s a new politician coming into governance, for example. they had problems with nawaz sharif. the military had problems with the previous prime minister, benazir bhutto. so he is a new entity and, for them, if they want to control the administration, he is the right person for that. stay with us on outside source — still to come... we are live in new york, as stocks plunge. the home secretary sajid javid has announced that specialist clinicians will be able to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis, as soon as this autumn. the policy change follows a review into the status of the drug back injune, and will mean patients with ‘exceptional medical need‘ will be able to access cannabis
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for medical use. the news has been welcomed by the families of children who use cannabis oil for medicinal purposes. this medication access, i really welcome this news today. i think the home secretary has acted extremely quickly. he announced this review the day we received our license for alfie, on the 19th ofjune, and today they are saying that that review has said that doctors should be prescribing medical cannabis, so it‘s a momentous occasion for us, and i‘m completely overwhelmed by this, because it‘s very special that we help this to happen. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? the us government scrambles to meet a court—ordered deadline to reunite migrant children separated from their parents.
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one of colombia‘s most powerful criminal organisations has put out a hit on a sniffer dog. sombra, or shadow, has sniffed out almost 10 tonnes of the urabe os gang‘s cocaine over the course of her career. after the gang put a $70,000 price on sombra‘s head, she was moved to ensure her safety. one of our most read articles online — a zoo in egypt has denied painting black stripes on a donkey to make it look like a zebra. the article also lists other instances of alleged zoo fraudery — such as when in 2013, a chinese zoo tried to pass off a tibetan mastiff dog as an african lion. just to update you on the deadly dam collapse in laos, the torrent of water unleashed on monday has drained into cambodia, the dam is located in
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the province in the south—east of the country near the borders with vietnam and cambodia. 27 people have been confirmed dead and 131 still missing. here‘s nick beake. bruised, bewildered and with no idea if their parents are still alive. the stories from the hospital nearest the collapsed dam tell you all you need to know about the ferocity of the flood it unleashed. this man and his wife quietly explain how their one—year—old daughter was swept away. translation: i put my daughter and my wife on a boat. i tried to hold it but the water was very strong and the boat flipped over and my daughter fell into the water. it all happened right before my eyes. it‘s feared as many as 3000 people are still stranded in this
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part of southern laos. their rooftops now islands in a murky sea of despair. the authorities are reluctant for the world to see this, and so they‘ve banned foreign journalists, but we managed to press on undetected and find more survivors. we‘ve just found this shelter, where hundreds of people are now gathered. they want food, water, blankets and medicine, if they need it. talking to people here, they all tell you the same story. they had very little time to escape. their homes have been destroyed by the flood water and this, now, is the reality of their life. this evening, on the border with thailand, new teams are arriving to help survivors and to retrieve the dead. harnessing the power of water was supposed to turbo—charge the country‘s economy, but this disaster has plunged laos into a humanitarian crisis,
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and there are concerns the regime will keep the true human cost shrouded in secrecy. the us reporting season rumbles on and after wednesday‘ disappointing outlook from facebook we have just got the numbers from another internet giant — amazon. kim gittleson is standing by in our new york bureau... i have been pouring through the figures. there are quite different amazon for the past three months. that is from april untiljune of this year. we saw the company made $2.5 billion in profits, that is nearly double what analysts were expecting. although it is slightly missed many analysts, when he came to revenue, the company took in
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something like 50 newpoint $9 billionjust in those something like 50 newpoint $9 billion just in those three months. that is up 39% from the same period one year ago. a lot of those earnings growth has been powered by its clout business. which also beat many expectations. in fact, the only sort of slight concern here, in the report, is it still not quite profitable in its international markets but frankly, that does not seem markets but frankly, that does not seem to be causing investors much concern. shares of the company are up concern. shares of the company are up over 2%. stay with us kim — because it‘s been a bad day for facebook. this is what happened to the tech giant‘s share price today. down almost 20%. put that into dollar—terms and $118 billion has been wiped off its market value in a single day. lets go back to kim gittleson in new york. it was not a good day for investors, thatis it was not a good day for investors, that is for sure. yesterday, as you
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mentioned, the company mentioned its second—quarter earnings and in fact the earnings were not that much of a disappointment. although it did show the number of people using facebook, its growth had slowed somewhat. it was on a conference call to discuss earnings and things took a turn south. that is because facebook issued guidance which suggested its figures, particularly from the advertising segment were not going to be increasing at the rate many investors had been expecting, not just in the next quarter but even in the quarter after that. that is what really has many analysts and investors worried and that is what we have seen this significant share decline, and i want to mention, if you look back over the past year, facebook shares are still up for the year. although it is a dramatic figure for a one—day loss, it does not suggest that investors are abandoning facebook shares just yet. right. briefly, how has facebook been capturing all this negativity? i think facebook would say it is
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investing for the long—term, it is not just looking at investing for the long—term, it is notjust looking at quarterly results. it is saying some of the reasons it might not be as profitable in coming quarter is well actually making a better company. it is investing more in monitoring data user, and user privacy, in response to the camera to political scandal. maybe in the short—term you might feel a little bit of pain may comes to the overall profitability, but long—term, this is what will us a more profitable company. thank you. venezuela has come up with a new plan to deal with its out—of—control inflation — it will knock five zeros off the end of it‘s currency — the bolivars. monetary fund has said hyperinflation could reach one million percent this year. right now, the largest bill is the 100,000 bolivar note — it‘s equal to less than one cent. in real terms — a basic lunch can cost 3—million bolivars. this photo, taken near caracas six days ago,
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shows a man counting out 1000 bolivar notes — just to buy groceries at the market. so this is what the bolivar currency used to look like — see how high the denominations are. and this is what the bolivar will look like from august 20. they‘ll have denominations ranging from two to 500 bolivars. venezuela has been struggling through an economic crisis for five years now, after it suffered a crash in oil prices, which hit the national budget hard. so to try and cover the shortfall, the government printed more money...causing inflation to soar. one high—profile casualty of the bitter trade dispute between the us and china appears to be qualcomm‘s planned acquisition of nxp semiconductors. the merger is off because regulatory approval wasn‘t granted by china by the deadline. we asked our business reporter paul blake why china‘s approval was necessary for a merger between an american and dutch company... it could the first significant casualty of the great trade war. as you said, that the dutch company and an american company but they require the approval of chinese regulators, and that is because two thirds of
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the revenues, which arrive from the chinese marketplace, that approval deadline was set for midnight wednesday, it passed without permission coming down from chinese regulators. it is stoking speculation that it could discourage future deals that require tight chinese approval, because it would have been one of the biggest chip deals in history, at the end of day, the a lot of people are also worried about whether this is the chinese hitting the us, as part of this great trade dispute. they are playing down those fears saying this has nothing to do with that, it is not him monopoly situation, but adding interestingly, if this has nothing to do with a trade war, but if it is, they are not afraid to fight one. paul blake there. we will be back in a few minutes‘ time. hello again. i will bring you
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straight up to date. first of all in bangladesh, remember the bomb scenes being very active here over recent days. you can see all the clouds in. it normally brings a heavy rain, but what we have seen is pretty exceptional. it is caused problems in the bazaar, which is in the southeast of bangladesh. no wonder why. the rain has been absolutely torrential. the last couple of days, 549 mm of rain, that is over half a metre. that is more than the whole of months rainjust in metre. that is more than the whole of months rain just in the space of two days. there have been reports of five fatalities as a result of landslides and there is more rain in the forecast. not only bangladesh but also myanmar. we can also see some flooding in parts of western, but otherwise useful rain getting into the northwestern india and across northern areas of pakistan as well. the flooding over recent days
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has affecting northern vietnam. there is a report of the death toll has reached 29. we are looking at another 50—100 villagers of rain, and that is not going to hell. the southeast of japan, we and that is not going to hell. the southeast ofjapan, we have and that is not going to hell. the southeast of japan, we have this cloud, what is a tropical storm, it is forecast to strengthen into a typhoon. this will make landfall in tokyo this weekend, but japan has had eight heat wave. the ground is baked solid. this will cause flooding, affecting some of those communities that were devastated by the flooding disaster japan communities that were devastated by the flooding disasterjapan has seen over three decades just the flooding disasterjapan has seen over three decadesjust a the flooding disasterjapan has seen over three decades just a few weeks back. that is clearly not good news. in the united states, we have heavy rain, a bit of flooding over eastern areas, but the focus is shifting to the western side of the united states where we have a heat wave building. towards the southwest reaching the high 30s to low 405. i reaching the high 305 to low 405. i suppose we have similar heat acro55 suppose we have similar heat across western areas of europe. clear skies for the time being, and across
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western europe as temperatures across the northeast of france, belgium, the netherlands, and parts of germany, we could see highs reaching around 37 or 38 celsius as we had to friday. we are talking dangerous levels of heat building up. those kind of temperatures are forecast in paris. it will settle some massive thunderstorms, and those forms will notjust be affecting them, but us as well. the hottest weather will be across central and eastern parts of england. otherwise sunny spells. we will see some downpours that will break out to bring a real risk of some localised flash flooding stops the stores will continue well on good friday night and into the first pa rt good friday night and into the first part of saturday and then it is cooler over the weekend. hello, i‘m karin giannone. this is outside source. the us government scrambles to meet
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a court—ordered deadline to reunite migrant children separated from their parents. shock and fear turn to anger over the deadly fires in greece as residents accuse the government of botched rescue efforts. the former pakistan cricket star imran khan claims victory in the general election, brushing off allegations of a rigged vote. and, in a snub to the european court of human rights, italy clears hundreds of roma people from a longstanding camp outside the capital. 83 people are now known to have been killed in the devastating wildfire in greece, and dozens are still missing, including twin nine—year—old girls. shock and fear has now turned to anger. local residents say the government abandoned them and help came too slowly, leaving people stranded
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in the ocean for hours as they tried to escape the flames. some of them drowned. on thursday, when the greek defence minister arrived in mati to see the fire damage, he was confronted by angry survivors. take a look. angry shouts in greek. but the minister has hit back. panos kammenos says the residents contributed to the deadly blaze by building homes illegally, without permits, in areas that blocked escape routes. all these properties, the majority, is without licence. and they have occupied the coast without rules. after this tragedy...
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i think is the moment to understand themselves that it‘s dangerous for them and for their families to not follow the rules and laws. on one property in mati, rescuers found the bodies of 26 adults and children, who had apparently hugged each other as they died, trapped just metres from the sea. the bbc‘s mark lowen spoke to the man who lives there. here‘s his report. searching for the trace of a life. at the place where 26 bodies found after the fire, some hugging each other, rescue workers think they spot something else. it is so charred that they call police to make out if it is human remains. could this field of devastation yield even more fatalities? for the family who lived here, the nightmare endures.
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this man says 30 people ran through here escaping into the sea as the flames closed in. they didn‘t see the group of 26 behind. our house, it was a heavenly place and that we had they were actually burnt alive. i couldn‘t walk, i couldn‘t breathe. this traumatised country takes solace in community, donating supplies to those who lost everything. greeks come together at a time of crisis and this is no exception. people give whatever they can and, with many feeling that the state has come up short, they have turned to each other. the rain they craved came likely today but not enough to quench the anger or heal the wounds.
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mark lowen, bbc news, mati. we mentioned a series of apparently co—ordinated attacks in south—western syria on the show yesterday. now we‘re told 215 people have died as a result. the islamic state group has claimed responsibility. several suicide bombings happened around the city of sweida. these are pictures coming in from the funerals of some of the victims. this city is held by the government, and this wave of attacks was the deadliest on its territory in months. here‘s our middle east editor, sebastian usher, with more on what we know. if you include the members of isis who are supposed to have been killed, it‘s probably more than 300 people killed in a day. this is in a variety of locations, the main town in the area of sweida, the main city, and also villages to the north of sweida. what you had was suicide bombers who went into the heart of sweida in the early morning,
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set off bombs. even more brutally, they then went to villages, these seemed to be coordinated attacks, burst into homes and slaughtered whole families. so today we were seeing the burials of the people who were killed, some of the people who were killed. obviously, mass mourning in the area. the syrian government also made a big deal of it, showed these funerals live on tv. but there was anger as well in the area against the government, the feeling they hadn‘t been protected properly, there are reports that the governor and the police chief were not actually allowed to come in to where the ceremonies were going on by the people. how much did something like this come of the blue? we hear overall that the war in syria is winding down. it‘s the biggest offensive like this by isis for some time. in that sense, there is some surprise in it. they are battling the syrian pro—government forces at the moment
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in the same kind of area but not in this particular province, where they are facing a massive offensive which they are almost certainly going to lose. this is a surprise partly because of where it happened. sweida is a mainly druze area. druze are a minority, only about 3% of the country. and they‘ve been, apart from the war throughout, that‘s been their policy. not hence the government, but they made a big thing that they wouldn‘t join the war on the government side, they wouldn‘tjoin the army, they didn‘t want reprisals, so sweida, although it was under government control, it wasn‘t under very strong government control. this is an extraordinary nightmare to people there, because they essentially were probably the least affected place in virtually the whole of syria throughout this war. as you are saying, as the war appears to be winding down, in many ways, where the government is reasserting control, to suddenly have this in an area which hasn‘t seen this before raises questions about the kind of control that can be exerted, and it makes one think that the same kind of scenario we saw in iraq, in the lead up to when isis suddenly burst out, those regular attacks in big cities, that‘s the kind
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of picture from the most pessimistic side, that these cities that have been retaken by the government could be facing. stay with us on outside source — still to come... in a ground—breaking study, scientists find that just 13% of our oceans are what they call wilderness areas, untouched by human activity. arctic monkeys, florence and the machine, noel gallagher and lily allen are among the acts shortlisted for this year‘s mercury prize. arctic monkeys have earned theirfourth nomination for the prestigious award, which was established in 1992 as an alternative to the brits. this report from our entertainment correspondent, lizo mzimba, contains flash photography. they won for their debut album back in 2006 and now arctic monkeys have been shortlisted again, theirfourth nomination. # we all have a hunger... it is a third nomination
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for florence and the machine for the critically acclaimed high as hope. # we all have a hunger... in the past, lily allen has been nominated at the ivor novello awards, the brits and the grammys in the us, but never before for the mercury prize. it‘s amazing, the first time for me and something i‘ve always secretly quite wanted! and it has never really come to fruition. # when you hear the sirens coming... 21—year—old jorja smith has had a huge start to her career, winning the brits critics‘ choice award and working with the likes of drake and kendrick lamar. she has been shortlisted for her debut album lost and found. when you were making the album, did it feel special and like you nailed everything the way you wanted?
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well, i loved it and my family liked it and loved it a lot so i thought i had done a good job. it is notjust household names. jazz act sons of kemet make the shortlist as well. it has been building momentum. people taking a real interest in our project and i think the mercury prize is an amazing addition to what has been going on already in a fantastic year for us. today‘s news might not have a huge impact on sales for the likes of noel gallagher or lily allen but for artists like sons of kemet this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story: the us government scrambles to meet a court—ordered deadline to reunite migrant children separated from their parents. some stories that our language services are reporting on. one of colombia‘s most powerful criminal organisations has put out a hit on a sniffer dog. sombra, or shadow, has sniffed out almost ten tonnes of the urabenos gang‘s cocaine over the course
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of her career. after the gang put a $70,000 price on sombra‘s head, she was moved to ensure her safety. a new report on the violence between herders and farmers in nigeria says that the conflict has now claimed six times more lives than the boko haram insurgency this year. it says the escalation of violence in 2018 is due to the growing number of ethnic militias with illegal weapons, but also blames the failure of the government to prosecute perpetrators, and the introduction of anti—grazing laws. one of our most—read articles online — a zoo in egypt has denied painting black stripes on a donkey to make it look like a zebra. the article also lists other instances of alleged zoo fraudery — such as when, in 2013, a chinese zoo tried to pass off a tibetan mastiff dog as an african lion. some pictures from the italian capital, rome.
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they show police clearing hundred of roma people from a long—standing settlement, ignoring a stop order from the european court of human rights. the operation began at dawn at the site called camping river village on the outskirts of the capital. rome‘s mayor, virginia raggi, said the camp had become a public health risk. an opposition spokesman said the government was spreading hate and humiliating the weak. there have been scuffles and police used pepper spray. this man is matteo salvini. he‘s italy‘s far—right interior minister. he‘s called the camp‘s inhabitants "a minority bag of parasitic resistance". on the operation, he tweeted — "legality, order and respect before anything else!" the story is all over the italian press. the newspaper il tempo has the headline, "salvini‘s slap in the face to europe".
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i asked sara monetta if this clearing of the camp was legal. well, this is a tricky line. technically, it‘s not legal because the european court of human rights said to stop the removal as of tomorrow, and italy, a signatory of this agreement, should have said, ok, we‘ll hold off. but, as a matter of fact, there isn‘t much that the european union or the court can do except a slap on the wrist to italy and say, oh, you did something bad. for instance, amnesty international has come out and said that the european commission should open a procedure against italy, because they accuse italy of violating the anti—discrimination laws of the european convention on human rights. just how many roma live in italy and what is public opinion of them like generally? this is one of those cases where the numbers in reality are very different. people have seen it as if there is a nation of roma people there,
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coming to italy to commit crimes, steal into houses, break into cars, for instance. there are plenty of prejudices. they say roma people kidnap children and stuff like that. as a matter of fact, if you see the numbers of the last census of 2008, the population is between 90,000 and 140,000. of these, 70,000 are italian citizens who have been in italy for a very long period of time and, of the whole number, only about 12,000 live in illegal camps like this one in rome, so we are talking of less than one in ten roma people. but still the public perception is very much against it, for his own political gain. what do we think is going to happen to the people who are cleared from this camp today?
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where do they go? so some people have accepted social housing from the roman municipality. other people, we are talking about almost 40 people, accepted to be repatriated to their country of origin. but most of the people, we don‘t know exactly how many people were living in the camp, the authorities are saying 150, ngos are saying 300 people. so most of them literally have nowhere to go right now. all week here on outside source, we‘ve been covering extreme weather. comparisons are being drawn between the heatwave of 2018 and the summer of 1976 — so let‘s take a look. here‘s a temperature map at the time — the heatwave, in red, localised to parts of europe, the united states and russia. now look at this year — it‘s all across the northern hemisphere, where it‘s summer. well, the heat‘s being blamed for delays to cross—channel rail services between the uk and france. on its website, eurotunnel says air conditioning problems meant some
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carriages are out of action. the bbc has correspondents across the globe. we asked some of them to send in reports on the weather where they are. first, here‘s rupert wingfield—hayes in tokyo. it has been a truly unprecedented month for weather here injapan. it began with a week of record rainfall, which caused devastating floods in the west of the country, and that‘s been followed by two weeks of extreme heat, which again has broken all records. a new absolute high of 41.1 degrees was set on monday, and the one—week record has also been broken, and this has caused a really shocking loss of life. the floods and the heat have now taken at least 300 lives. in south korea, there have been deaths reported, with president moonjae—in calling the heatwave a "special disaster". here‘s laura bicker.
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the temperature has hovered around 37 celsius for several days, and it‘s notjust the top temperature that‘s a problem. it‘s the lowest temperature. they‘ve had the hottest night here in seoulfor 111 years, since records began. and on that night the temperature didn‘t get much below 30 celsius. over 1,000 people have been taken to hospital with heat related problems, and it‘s thought at least ten people have died in this global heatwave on the korean peninsula. next, sweden, with maddy savage. stockholm‘s usually one of the most visibly green cities in europe. about 40% of it is made up of parks. but a lot of it is now yellow and crispy after the hottestjuly since records began. sweden simply isn‘t set up for high temperatures. the buildings are designed to insulate, to keep people warm in snowy winters, and very few offices have air conditioning.
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but it‘s the countryside that‘s been worst affected. the worst wildfires for decades are still being tackled by firefighters from around the eu, after sweden called for international assistance, and more hot weather is on the way in the coming week. wildfires are also engulfing parts of yosemite national park in the united states. and it‘s desperate times forfarmers in texas, where parts of the southern state are experiencing drought. anne elise parks is in dallas for us. in north texas, we have been dealing with a heat wave for almost two. we‘ve had ten days of 100 degrees, all the way up to 109. numerous records have been broken and, in addition, conditions are extremely dry and moderate to severe drought continues across the dallas — fort worth region. but good news. some needed rainfall is in the forecast next week, as well as some cooler temperatures. i want to turn to mexico.
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this man — president—elect andr s manuel l pez obrador — plans to tighten the purse strings of the country‘s public sector, and he intends to lead by example. mr obrador will earn around 108,000 pesos a month. that‘s around $6,000 us. comfortable enough. but no official will be able to earn more than that as part of the austerity program. and that will cut deeply on the salaries and benefits of many senior government officials. here‘s lourdes heredia. did you know some officials in mexico can earn 40,000 a month while the median salary is $3000? it‘s a big difference, so that‘s why the new elected president says, my first mission is corruption. i‘m going to make at least everybody gets paid less tha n make at least everybody gets paid less than i am. he says, my salary
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is going to be 6000. of course, that is going to be 6000. of course, that is being welcomed. it‘s not a surprise, he‘s been promising that. we have to see if he manages to impose these measurements is talking about. he assumes power on december the 1st, so it‘s a long time from now, but he is literally talking about things that the mexicans want to change, the gap between rich and poon to change, the gap between rich and poor, and most affect the behaviour of some of these politicians, who are above the law in some cases. and this difference of salaries and all the benefits they have. he is talking, the new president is talking about no more helicopter rides, no more expensive meals, no more new cars. no more trips that were paid by taxpayers. no more insurance, private insurance, medical private insurance, while all mexicans just go for the nhs and only the rich can have a private insurance. so he is making a good noise, it is not the first time he talks
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about these measurements, but they are making a lot of debate and people are talking about it because there is really an open wound. people want to change and that is why there is a debate right now in mexico about how can we move forward. if you‘re a regular viewer of outside source, you‘ll probably have realised that us politics is becoming more and more polarised. and so is the news in the us. this next report looks at what two people in the same pennsylvania town think about the news they watch. an humanitarian crisis caused by donald trump, using what many people call child abuse as a tool of government policy. msnbc, they are constantly beating a narrative that does not exist. where kids are being separated from their parents and temporarily housed in what essentially are summer camps. fox, they seem angry and if they are not angry, then they are dismissive and cruel. the line left. do you think any of these people really care? it‘s the administration‘s claim that this is all
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somehow business as usual. the left media isjust so hatred of the president that they cannot even focus in. they are just too worried about making him look bad and you can see things are being done. buildings are going up. people are spending money again. the left media is telling you, no, it's horrible. it‘s frustrating and it‘s scary at the same time, because some people do not want to know the facts. they just want to believe what they want to believe and, if they find a cable network that is agreeing with their thoughts, then they are very happy with it. friends of mine accuse me of being loyal to msnbc. we are gravitating to the media that is calming us or reinforcing what we want to believe.
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i don't want to bubble myself and with the narrative flux. i don't want to live in a negative world. i do flip around and look around, because i like to get away, because i think to myself, well, maybe it'sjust me. maybe they do have me brainwashed, but i do not see it that way. presently, that is a problem, because it makes being able to talk with each other difficult. two views on the news in america. for the first time ever, scientists have mapped marine wilderness areas around the world. these are regions minimally impacted by human activities such as fishing, pollution and shipping. they are these areas you see here in blue — most in international waters, away from human populations and also outside marine protected areas, marked in green there. the team, led by researchers
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in australia, found thatjust over 13% of the world‘s oceans could be classed as wilderness. mary halton wrote the story on the bbc website. i asked her to explain the term "wilderness" a bit more. so, for the purposes of this study, it‘s the first time ocean wilderness has been defined. the authors decided to look at the impact of human effects on these areas of the ocean, so they took the bottom 10%, the least affected bits of the ocean globally by humans. out of the scientists map the areas? they looked at data from different things, 15 criteria for things that humans do, fishing, pollution, climate change, and they analysed data from all over the world from studies that had been done before and put it together to create this map. tell us where these areas are.
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everywhere humans aren‘t, concentrated around antarctica and the arctic, and a bit in the south pacific, but very little in the atlantic. what can be done? what does it tell us about the way forward ? does it tell us about the way forward? it tells us we are having a big impact on the oceans, but the un negotiating an amendment to their convention on the law of the sea, looking at creating a legally binding international agreement whereby the high seas, international waters, would be protected. so a map like this does help? it verifies perhaps what scientists have been saying for a while, which is that areas where humans live are drastically impacted by what we do on land and at sea for the thank you. we are back at the same time on monday. keep cool. hello. we are finally looking at
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significant changes at the end of this week, with some much—needed rain in the forecast. thursday was another very warm one across the board, particularly across southern and eastern parts with the warmest day of the year so far recorded at wisley in surrey, 35.1. a scorcher! but thunderstorms are starting to break with that heat and humidity, and some of them can bring a risk of flash flooding, frequent lighting and a risk of hail. low pressure is responsible for destabilising the weather, and this area will bring the wetter and cooler conditions to our shores for the end of the week. a succession of weather fronts pushing into western areas on friday, bringing outbreaks of rain and heavy thunderstorms, continuing to clear from the eastern side of england got another rash of them pushing in later in the day. another very hot one in the extreme south—east, maybe the low 305
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celsius, but not as warm elsewhere. on saturday, an area of low pressure is on top of us, so it will be a different date, more cloud, more breeze, outbreaks of rain, and one band going to the north—east of scotland, with more rain showers in northern and western areas, some of them heavy and fun to read we could have some drier, brighter weather in the south—east, and it will be breezy and cooler. temperatures at 19 to 24. another pulse of rain and wind pushes in towards the south—west of the country for sunday. we haven‘t seen that for a while. widespread heavy rain in northern and western areas. this is good news. further south and east, some heavy and sundry showers. it‘s going to be blustery but that‘s another thing we haven‘t experienced for a while. with the cloud and the breeze and the rain, it‘s going to feel a lot cooler, with temperatures generally in the high teens to low
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205. low pressure with us on monday, with another front passing through to create another spell of rain and showers. notice the blue colours to the west of the uk, we are getting the west of the uk, we are getting the feed of this cooler air in on a brisk west to south—west winford still more showers on monday, ploughed across northern and western areas. we could see is a better sunshine developing in england and wales, but the odd heavy, maybe sundry shower could be ruled out, and a cooler, fresherfeel to sundry shower could be ruled out, and a cooler, fresher feel to things with less humidity full on tuesday, a ridge of high pressure in england and wales. it could stay largely dry with sunny spells, and a greater chance of rain and showers in this north—west corner of the country. it will be breezy and fairly cool. in the south—east, given some sunshine, we could see 24 or 25. the thinking is, deeper in the week, low pressure to the north—west, bringing further
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showers at times. high pressure continuing to want to settle in and i think, by the end of the week, a more significant area of high pressure will finally settle in. the winds will become lighter and with the strength of the sunshine, it should feel warmer by the end of the week. starting on a different feel to the week, much fresher and cooler with outbreaks of rain, most of it in the north and west, and then signs of it warming up by the end of the week. the uk has its hottest day of the year so far — with forecasts of the all—time high being broken tomorrow. trying to keep cool, but nurses are reported to be struggling in overheated hospitals. warnings to the elderly and vulnerable continue — the nhs says there‘s extra pressure on services. we‘re seeing a lot more patients coming in the front door. people who have got problems with their chest, in this hot weather, problems breathing. and we‘re also seeing people coming in that haven‘t had enough to drink. for many it‘s been travel misery — with delays of over six hours
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in the channel tunnel because of the ‘unprecedented heat‘. with predictions that the current heatwave could be the norm in 20 years‘ time, we‘ll be looking at how the uk will have to adapt. also tonight: how children with epilepsy have helped bring about a government u—turn — medicinal cannabis
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