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it does not believe it's missiles killed people on a , but it remains unclear. new sanctions against iran, including action against eight senior officials. >> the sresidentd we don't want more. we want iraq to behave like a normal nation. simon the political breakthrough in northern ireland. the authorities agree to a por-sharing administration after years of deadlock. andpr climate chaotests across australia as hot, wiy weather threens to fan a new bushfires. ♪ ♪ mon: hello and welcome to "world news today." iran has once again rejected
suggestions one of its missiles brought down a ukrnian passenger jet on wednesday, killing 176 people. the picture remains un we do know the flight took off from a j tehran airport after six eclectic the morning, but two minutes later, data from the flight stuff. the plane c down to the southwest of the capital. 63 of the victims were canadian. h our noerican correspondent reports from toronto. reporter: the sense of utte disbelief now is palpable. elthe shocking rions about how this disaster may have happened compounded of course by the huge sense of loss. >> i am crying sin yesterday. i lost one of the students from the school it is so sad. so sad. >> some people say it was just engi failure. some peopl it was done by missiles. really it is very nfusing. report: iran says it may take
one or two years to resolve the confusion and for it crash investigation to reach any conclusions. these pictures show has already chosen to clear much of the crash sitely, potenti burying important leads. and even before the data has been analyzed from tght recorders, its officials already say they are sure of what happened. >> the aviation authority cannot speculate. we are not sure of the causes yet. but we can say for certain that a missile did not strike the plane, but the fire and its causes we still need to unlock. reporter at this mobilee phone footes appear to back up the theory the plane was struck by a muscle. a small, outgoin suddenly exploding. the impact following.
ithe iraniansist if it really was a missile strike, the debris auld have been spread ove larger area. that is not what u.s. seciktary of statepompeo thinks. sec. pompeo: we believe it is likely the plane was shot down by an iranian missile. reporter: he announced new nctions. sec. we want -- sec. pompeo: we want iran to act like a normal nation. we believe the sanctions further that. reporter: with families in iran, ukraine, britain, and more than 60 in canada,he focus is on grieving, and they want answers. some of those who have been affected by this unspeakablol tragedy have us that in canada, even though they have suffered such loss, they are still looking to critiiaze the ir regime --iteluctant to ize the iranian regime openly because of repercussions
that could have on relatives in iran. there is a sense the tragedy could have been caused by regional tensions, which has only added to the despair. bbc news in toronto. simon: the u.s. has stepped up sanctions in iran in response to tos run'ssile strikes on bases has in u.s. forces. retreasury sry steven mnuchin said the sanctio rget eight iranian officials as well as sectors of the economy. secretary of state mike pompeo has again defended the decision to kl soleimani, saying the iranian commander had been plotting imminentttks and the islamic state group has also welcomed mr. soleimani's dth, will coming as an act of divine interference that benefits jihadists. let's go to washington, where we have some information. reporter: there has been a lot
of discussion about what this imminent attack or att were that solmani was planning along with the iranians, the justification if you like for taking him out. the president floated the idea yesterday that it was a plan to attack the baghdad embassy. this morning, the secretary of state talked about embassies being potentially some targets of attacks. now the president, we expect him to say in an interview that will be broadcast later on, that there were four embassies that tght have been targeted plans. it does not name, as far as we know, which ones they were. but it is gettinspgradually more ific. the reason for that -- there has been a lot of pressure not just in the mediaut for members of congress as well to be more specificbout the jusfication for taking soleimani out at that poin time. simon: he has been slightly more specific, but does heen have any ev for this?
reporter: no evidence we have seen so far. toe frank, the evidence would be intelligence-based, and there ge fernments that would publicly publish that kind of detail. but they have been a bit all frankly place, quite about how evidence these attacks were, how specific the intelligence work, how immediate the threat was. i think they are tryeig to get ducks in a row a little bit on this, andthive something people can actually latch onto in terms of the idea of specific targets being looked at. but they are still very reticent to say what they meant by imminent. when asked about that today, the secretary of state just said it was going to happen. that was his definition of imminent. simon: meanwhile, elsewhere in washington, thepeaker of the u.s. house of representatives enys the house will send the articles of impeacagainst president trump to the senate next week.
in a letter to democrats, ms. pelosi said she wasroudf the work done by her party colleagues in defending the constitution. thhouse passed two articles of impeachment against president trump last month. the next step would be an impeachment trial inenate. president trump has spoken about the divisions in the royal family here in the u.k.. in an interview with fox news, ry was asked about the decision by prince h and his wife, the duchess of sussex, to step down as senior roya. >> would you be able to give her any of the advice for se of the roig royals -- rogue royals? seemed likehere is a lot of tamil. pres. trump: she is a great woman. she has never had a mistake, if you look. she has had a flawless time. >> you think harry should go back? pres. trump: i don't think -- i have such respect for the queen. n't think this should be happening to her. simon: a deal restoring power-sharing in northern ireland has been agreed by the
main parties, sinn fein and the democratic unionists. it enables a government toft resume more than three years the assembly has been dsuspende when the parties clashed over a green energy scandal. reporter: after three years of resistance, the final steps to an agreement. faces from northern ireland's past here to witness a new future >> i believe that power-sharing can work. that requires everyone to step up. sinn fein's commitment is to do all in our power to make this happen. reporter: it marks the end of a bitter staoff between sinn fein and the democratic unionist who had already given their endorsement to the deal. latelt last night, theatum was given in dramatic fashion. the secretary of state for northern ireland, and the irish deputy prime minister, chose to go public with the deal before the parties were on board, saying it is on
the table. take it or leave it. >> we have got all the documents. agreed by all the parties. some are commitments by each government. but i believe we have a deal that all parties can support. reporter: the deal contains wide-ranng provisions for health service, education, hepolicing, and otr areas. but the biggest asked was getting agreement for theuch fought over legal protection. >> it is my community. it is the land which i think is my friend. >> ♪ our minds report: decades of conflict mean even today issues over british and irish identity can lead to teion. >> i don'tne seeowdentity can erode. i think if you are secure enough in your own identity, it
shouldn't be an issue. >> we have moved into a newhe ea . reporter: giving the irishnk e legal status faced opposition within unionist communities. >> it is freedom. bit would seem likent instrument. the irish identity, i cannot fathom it. reporter: the secretary of state tried to reassure loyalists that the deal is fair. it brings relief after three years. in this city, compromise never comes easily.>> what is the proh having protection for the irish language? >> none of us wantt. we don't want the iri linkage. >> isn't it time? >> it has been 50 years now. they have got other.
reporter: for northern ireland's nurses, striking for the first time in their history, today's deal will bring an end. as extra cash from the british government to raise wages, and measures to reduce waitingists at hospitals. but parties know the devil is in the details. nobt d the new provisions for northern ireland will provoke plenty of rows to come. but now that will happen within a devolved govidnment, not ouit. simon: that was emma fully reporting. let's ta a look at other stories making the news. the united states has announced further restrictionon flights to cuba. flights will be allowed to fly to have anna, not other airports, a step already taken with commercial flights. it is an attempt to reduce cuban government fraud. scientists think vegetation is expanding at high altitudes in the himalayas, including everest. the research d not look at what caused the changes, but
does backup findings by other researchers. and a boy in mexico thought to be as young as 11 years old has shot and killes tea er in a northern city. child injured six other teople befoning the gun on mself. state officials say he had been a good student and shown the behavioral issues. the boy lived with his grandmother. police are still trying to locate his parents. gale force winds in australia have emerged -- two huge brush fires have crated a single blaze. the fire on the border of new south wales and victoria is said to be four times the area of greater london. almost ail quarteron people nationwide are being urged to flee their homes as the blustery, changing winds create unpredictable conditions. lucy is at the headquarters at new south wales. in the regional ner system for the response to the crisis. if you can imagine the middle of
winter, it is empty behind me, but there have bonn 150 people busy day, responding to the fires. what's those blue and red dots. tere are 144 active fires in new south wales moment. luckily today, temperatures are hot, but it is the dangerous southerly wind that will be picking up. ieveryone waiting to see what the effect will be. this is a deputy commissioner here. what have you noticed at the moment, ing so busy, with weeks more of this to go? we would like a lot of steady rain for a couple of weeks. we don't want hard rain, because we don't want to rush salt into the water supply. long, steady rain. that is the thing we need to calm this down. lucy: boots on the ground, with that help? >> we have a lot of people, interstate people, u.s. hed
canadianing us in management and specialist roles, in aviation. we have a lot of people helping. it is incident management people we burn through very quickly. lucy: everyone has a theory here in australia, but why do you thin worst bushfire season? >> it is a culmination. we have been in a three year drought. the landscape is incredibly dry. as soon as a fire takes hold, it burns very aggressively. that is problem number one. problem nber two, external really hot days, record temperatures, strong winds, very low humity. in western australia, normally moisture comes through thereit as been very dry. it is always, nation of elements that created a perfect storm for us. lucy: was it arson? >> some fires have been set by arson,ut most are lightning strikes. there are mountain ranges that run up and down the ate. they get lightning.
the lightnin causes problems in really remote areas and we struggle to get to those fires, and those are the ones that cause the major problems. simon: britain has requested the extradition of the american woman at the wheel of a car involved in a fatal accident in the u.k.. 19-year-old motorcyclist harry dunn died in august. the wife of an american diplomat returned to the u.s. after the claiming that the medi community. she has since been charged by british police causing death by dangerous driving. a spokesman for the family told us how his parents reacted to the news. >> and the circumstances, let's not forget that these parents lost their lovely son. canpl we say we arsed? look, actually, that is the reactithe circumstances, with all they have been throughh are pleased. they are relieved. butns unlike a lot of the non
that is coming out of the united states administration at the moment that she will not be ,return parents continue to be dignified, measured, and respecsiul. there waly step back now and allow the legal process to work. i would simply urge everybody in the administration of the united lestates to roll theires up and get down to dealing with the request, g the lawyers onto it. simon: do stay with us hereor on "bbc news." still to come, a teenage gar who may have had his life saved by an online friend 5000 miles away. >> the japanese people are in morning, followingth the deaf emperor hirohito. thousands converged on the imperial palace to pay the respects when it was announced he was dead. >> good grief. a after halfentury of delighting fans around the
world. charlie brown and the rest of the ga are calling it quits. >> the singer paul simontarts his tour of south africa tomorrow, in spite of protests and violence from some black activist groups. they say international artists should continue to boycott south africa until majority rule is establisd. >> france recognizes it faces an ecological crisis. three weeksut ago, the ahorities confidently assured e areas that oil from the broken tanker erica would head out to sea. it did not. >> the world's tallest skyscraper opens in dubai, easily overtaking its rivals. ♪ simon: this is "bbc world news today." thlatest headlines.
iranin has agaenied claims from western countries that one of its antiaircraft missiles was responsible for bringing dn a passenger jet, killing 176 people. . the ucretary of state has announced new sanctions against iran, also saying the drone attack against general soleimani was necessary to save american lives. ti for sports now. >> we are going to start with something of a shock in tennis. one of the biggest winds of a career to kickstart 2020, beating world number one rafa nadal at straight sets in the atp world cup, but spain did get through at the end. novak djokovic had to fight to secure serbia's passage of the semi's. >> with just one more related to the semi final, rafa nadal is not a bad player to:. the world number one has yet to be beaten in australia, and spain had the lead in the tie thanks to roberto utista agut.
but david goffin had other ideas. the beian was on his game, and he hit thahard. goffin taking the first set a dominating again in the second. nadal beate but not done yet. straightaway, he was back out with partner pablo carrena-busta. the pair won the davis months ago. spain powered back into the match,o and int a decider -- when they wrapped up pretty quickly. redemption for nadal. spain into the semi's. they will face hosts austria. nova djokovic faced canada in the last eight. like nadal, djokovic did not get off to the best of starts. denis shapovalov just too good. a fourth straight win, and
serbia with the lead. took fullr player advantage of. the serbian into the final four. for the tournament, some said the atp cup was not nded. try telling them that. >> there is one english premier league on friday. sheffield united have extended manager chris wilder's contract. they are taking on west him. they lea1-0. just outplayed. the premier league side,on bri's goalkeeper is the latest sportsman to put his support to help the australian bushfire relief efforts. he is australia's number one. he has vowed t donate 500 australian dollars, about 260
pounds, for every saved by a premier league goalkeeper. the tw time london marathon winner has been provisionally suspended for doping violations. he has been sanctioned for not informing testing authorities of his whereabouts, and tampering with samples. he is f the sixthtest marathon runner in history. he denies any wrongdoing. the sixth stage of the dakarfr rally oay. teammates retained the overall lead. the frenchman finished ahead of the spaniard. a champion back in third. saturday is a rest day. finally, juergen klopp and jose marino will lock hos again.
tottenham hotspur -- neither manager enjoyed a glittering playing career, k which gotlo- - which got klopp thinking earlier today. >> we did n play. we don't play. does anybody know? do not blame me if you don't know it. does anybody know? i think it was a goalkeeper. i want to know it now. we have time. sorry, jose. >> that is all your f suppo now. back to you simon. simon: thank you very much. parents are always warning their children to be careful about who they speak to online, but for one teenager in cheshire, england, defending a stranger may have saved his life. aidan jackson was chatting to a woman texas, 5000 miles away, when he suddenly fell ill. family were downstairs and
had no idea. judith moretz reports. judith: aiden jackson spent hours playing oppents from around the world. online gaming can be a test of fast reflexes. luckily, it was one of his gamer friends from texas who did quick thinking and called for help when aiden started to feel unwell. >> good evening. police. >> i'm calling from t u.s. i am on a callor my friend. he had a seizure and is not responding anymore. i am sorry. i am shaking. judith: that caller lives 5000 miles away from cheshire.me in today, we spoke to her online. >> i could hear him choking and crying. that is a red flag that he is in trouble. judith:as aiden hadd out. used to him being a silent
teenager, his parents thought nothing of him being quiet upstairs until the police turned s. >> i amting there watching tv and i see police cars outside with flashing lights. when the -- judith: when they came in, what did they say to you? >> they said they could a call from america that there was an y aesponsive mail, possi seizure. i ran upstairs to check on aiden. >> have you had a chance to thank her and tell her what you think? >> i think for every day. his life could have. been ov seizures are dangerous things. honestly, we do n know, ift had gone on for longer. we don't know. judith: one day, in would like to thank his online savior and thank her for staging a real-world rescue. judith moretz, bbc world news. simon: iran hasgain rejected suggestions that its missile has brought down a ukrainian passenger jetn wednesday,
killing 176 people. they have said they have strong evidence a plane was hit ban iranian missile. it was a flight near tehran airport, hours after iran carried out the missile strike on u.s. forces in ira 15 experts are in iran to take part ithe investigation from canada. the foreign ministes they have been given access to the flightir recorders,aft fragments, and the crash site. you can get more news on our website, please.com/news -- b bc./com/news.thank you for watching. please do stay tuned. ♪ ♪ narrator: funding for thiss madeossible by... man: babbel, an online program developed by language specialists teaching spanish, french and more.
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