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this is bbc news. i am lebo diseko. our top stories: moments before he killed, the manchester suicide bomber caught on cctv. tens of thousands of passengers stranded around the world — but british airways says it will get services running again on sunday. hello. good to have you with us. police investigating the terror attack in manchester have released cctv images of salman abedi, the man who carried out the bombing, on the night of the attack. they're asking for information on his movements in the days before. detectives say they're building up a detailed picture of abeidi and his network. from manchester, our home affairs correspondent, tom symonds, reports. in a crowd, he would barely have been noticed. this is the manchester bomber
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on the night he murdered 22 children, women and men. a rucksack on his back, he'd flown in from libya five days before. police have released this picture, its background removed, because they want information about what he did in that time. day and night, they've crisscrossed manchester, raiding buildings, arresting people. this was moss side this morning. the area was cordoned off for a while with a bomb disposal team on stand—by. there is no letting up. there were three more arrests overnight. we now have 11 men in custody. there is now 17 searches either concluded or continuing on various addresses, largely in the north—west of the country. in another raid this morning, armed officers blew open this door in cheetham hill, a suburb in north manchester. about 3am, i heard a blast. waking neighbours and making yet more arrests. local people have helped us establish the identities of the 20
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and 22—year—old men arrested here last night and we've already been able to establish a link between one of them and a member of salman abedi's family. that's the pattern of the police investigation. start with the bomber, find out who his friends and acquaintances are, and arrest them. police are increasingly confident. tonight they revealed that, after the bombing at 10:33pm on monday night, forensic officers went straight in to examine the aftermath. within two hours, they'd identified the bomber, possibly from id found on his body. they've tracked his movements from the family home to the flat he's said to have rented before disappearing to libya, returning on the 18th of may, to move into a city centre apartment where the bomb was likely put together. they've pieced together his network. friends and relatives are in custody. they're gathering financial evidence of who backed him but, crucially, they now know how the bomb was put together.
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that will help them judge the ongoing threat of another attack. people continue, as requested, to report their concerns. tonight again, the police were checking suspicious items, this time near manchester's main station. the bomb disposal team again on stand—by. tom symonds reporting there. thousands of british airways passengers around the world have been stranded or had their flights cancelled after a massive computer failure. all flights from the uk's two biggest airports, heathrow and gatwick, were grounded for the day, one of the busiest of the year for families going away. here's our business correspondent joe lynam. this is what happens after a catastrophic it failure, thousands of ba passengers starting their long bank holiday weekend. queues of people snaking out of the door at terminal 5 in heathrow. people have been standing in the queues for up to 70, 90, 120 minutes in some cases.
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the queue stretches from the check—in desks all the way out to the back of the terminal and down in front of the terminal, where all the taxis deliver people. many passengers contacted the bbc with their experiences. we've just literallyjust now been told that nothing's happening, no flights till 6pm. prior to that we hadn't been told very much at all. there were no tannoy announcements whatsoever. travelling with my 80—year—old grandma for her birthday. it's a celebration weekend. there's 13 of us going. we've had nothing. we haven't been offered any chairs, any water, any vouchers. nothing. by this afternoon, the disruption was such that ba took the highly unusual step of cancelling all flights from heathrow and gatwick airport. this is the queue of customers leaving the terminal. and there have been severe delays for ba flights around the world. this isjfk airport in new york. and fiumicino in rome.
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pa: british airways has cancelled all departures from heathrow and gatwick. customers were handed out leaflets advising them of their rights to a refund and compensation. ba say that a problem with the power supply had caused the it outage, affecting everything from check—in, to boarding, to baggage throughout the airline's global network and it apologised to its customers. a senior figure in the aviation industry said an it failure of this magnitude was extraordinary and rarely seen. he added that ba had taken the right step to stop all departures. for some ba passengers, though, the long bank holiday weekend could be very long indeed. joe lynam, bbc news. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. the authorities in venezuela have banned the importation of gas masks, helmets, bulletproof vests and other material which could be used
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in anti—government protests. the demonstrations, which have been taking place almost on a daily basis, are often met with tear gas and water cannon. half a million people have been displaced and more than 120 killed, in severe floods in sri lanka — it is the worst flooding on the island for more than a decade. landslides have blocked roads and caused trees to fall. military boats and helicopters are struggling to rescue those trapped by floodwater. the convicted drug trafficker schapelle corby has been deported from indonesia after serving nine years in prison and three on parole. the former beauty therapist from australia was jailed for drug offences. she was released from prison in 2014, but has only now been allowed to leave after fulfilling the conditions of her parole. and of course you can keep up to date on all of our stories on our
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website, stay with us here on bbc news. still to come: the first big gig in manchester since the suicide bombing brings thousands of fans together to remember the victims. more now on the chaos for thousands of british airways passengers around the world stranded after a massive computer failure. deborah waters is stranded outside of venice with her son max. she joins us from there now. thank you forjoining us. tell us what your situation is now. have you found somewhere to stay? yes. we had to rely on some friends and family to rely on some friends and family to help us, because it was the end of our holiday, and we did not have enough money left to book another hotel or transport. so we had family members help by booking things
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online for —— online for us. and were at the airport and were told there were no more flights, were asked to lead the airport and sort ourselves out. -- lee. will you offered help? no. we we re lee. will you offered help? no. we were given a list of local hotels and told to try to call them and ask if they have agencies. -- leave. so you had to rely on friends and family to come to your assistance? yes. have you read any of the state m e nts yes. have you read any of the statements from british airways. —— british airways? and on social media, bcl apologise, do you feel reassured? i am more concerned about how i am going to get home, because it could take a few days until things have settled down again. —— the ceo apologised. i understand they are working on it. but it does
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seem to be really chaotic, right 110w. seem to be really chaotic, right now. assuming it will be a couple of days, do you have the money for that? what will you do? rely on friends. hopefully, we will hear from british airways. there were no british airways representatives in the airport, at all. that is u nfortu nately pa rt the airport, at all. that is unfortunately part of the problem. so hopefully, we will be up to get in touch with somebody. because i been tried to call and britain online, and of course, that is not working. you actually went out to dinner to celebrate with your son, didn't you? yes. it was for is 18th birthday. said this was supposed to bea birthday. said this was supposed to be a treat? it has not ended up like that. not at the moment, no. it is a bit of a challenge right now. 0bviously, bit of a challenge right now. obviously, i feel as if bit of a challenge right now. 0bviously, ifeel as if we bit of a challenge right now. obviously, i feel as if we are quite lucky. we have managed to get a place to stay. we have managed to get through to note. but tomorrow is looking quite interesting. what is more frustrating for you? is at the
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actual circumstances or the communication? 0r actual circumstances or the communication? or are you just that up communication? or are you just that up with all of it having happened at all? i think probably the most frustrating thing, phonics, is i have been reading that last year they outsourced all about it. it seems like that might be because of problem. —— for me, is that i have been. they have not had this problem before. struggling a little with your line. land standing is that you are saying that you are frustrated that they have outsourced it. —— but iam that they have outsourced it. —— but i am understanding that you are saying. they have said that this could not been predicted, and it was a power shortage. go back to your circumstances, have you been a little to any other passengers? what are their circumstances at the moment? there were many other passengers at the airport, and they
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will all in various circumstances. some were able to get accommodation, some, when i left the airport, had not yet got accommodation, and were still waiting to hear from not yet got accommodation, and were still waiting to hearfrom people, 01’ still waiting to hearfrom people, or there were people with babies and young children, elderly people, and soiam young children, elderly people, and so i amjust young children, elderly people, and so i am just hoping that everybody managed to get some distaste at night. we are glad that you have managed to get some help and find somewhere to stay. we present you taking time to speak to us. —— to get somewhere to stay at night. leaders of some of the world's most powerful nations have left the g7 summit without agreeing a joint statement on climate change. six of them did reaffirm their commitment to the paris accord on reducing greenhouse emissions — but president trump refused to sign up for the united states, saying he'll make his own decision next week. from sicily, james landale reports. this summit was all about one man and whether he was ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with these fellow leaders to tackle the world's problems. well, donald trump did
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turn up, but he didn't always look comfortable. he refused to reaffirm his country's commitment to curb carbon emissions, to the anger of his allies. translation: the entire discussion about climate was very difficult, if not to say very dissatisfying. we have a situation where six, and if you include the eu, seven, are against one. scientists believe that global warming is changing the world's climate and, two years ago in paris, almost 200 nations agreed the first legally—binding targets to scale that warming back. today, six leaders reaffirmed their strong commitment to implement that deal swiftly, but the president refused, fearing it could cost american jobs, tweeting that he'd make a decision next week. as he left for home, the president said nothing about the paris deal but told us troops in sicily that his overseas tour had been a success. from saudi arabia, to israel, to nato, to the g7, we made
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extraordinary gains on this historic trip. this disagreement over climate change has shown that donald trump is ready and willing to confront his allies in europe. in stark contrast to the warm words he offered partners in the middle east. james landale, bbc news, sicily. british police have released new cctv images of the manchester bomber on the night he carried out his suicide attack. they say they've gathered significant information about his network. british airways blames a power supply problem for the stranding of tens of thousands of passengers — but says services will be better on sunday. let's get more on our top story. the investigation into the manchester bombing. prime minister theresa may has announced that the threat level facing the uk is being reduced from critical to severe following the significant progress in the investigation. it means that an attack is no longer regarded as "imminent,"
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but remains "highly likely. " in manchester, more flowers were laid in memory of the 22 victims of the attack. and the parents of 18—year—old, georgina callendar, who died in the bombing, paid a moving tribute to their daughter. judith moritz reports. visible and armed, the police out on the streets, there both to protect and reassure the crowds. the threat level has been lowered, an attack considered highly likely rather than imminent. but soldiers will continue to support the police until monday at midnight. the independentjoint terrorism analysis centre has this morning taken the decision to reduce the threat level from critical to severe. the public should be clear about what this means — a threat level of severe means an attack is highly likely. the country should remain vigilant. it means that 1,300 events, happening across the country this weekend, will remain under heightened security. at wembley, the fa cup, between arsenal and chelsea, passed off peacefully. at the let's rock festival in shrewsbury, the police mingled with the audience. and every one of the 50,000
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spectators at radio 1's big weekend in hull are being searched at least once. the effect of the arena attack has been felt by millions of people and thousands have now been to pay their respects to those who died. 18—year—old georgina callander was killed in the blast. her mum was frantically trying to find her after the concert. today, she spoke about the moment that she discovered her daughter. there she was on the stretcher. they were working, doing resuscitation and taking her down the stairs. i was just screaming and shouting at her. i was rubbing her hands. i was rubbing her tummy. i was rubbing herface.
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all the images are so vivid now. i can see everything. this evening, the teenager's parents laid their flowers alongside the others at the memorial which has become a focal point for manchester's grief. applause and then balloons flying free. there was applause, respect and love for a family needing comfort at this, the hardest of times. police in the american city of portland say two men were killed when they tried to stop a man racially abusing two teenage girls, who appeared to be muslim. the incident happened on a commuter train on friday afternoon. portland police have named the suspected killer as jeremyjoseph christian. us media say he holds racist and extremist views. caroline davies reports panic and fear on a
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normal commuter train. i was so scared because of the stabbing in the train. there were people running around, crying, and yelling. this was the scene in the american city of portland. two men were stabbed to death here. other passengers say they were trying to stop a man abusing two teenage girls, who appeared to be muslim. this is the suspect, jeremyjoseph christian. while travelling on a train on friday afternoon, police say he became aggressive. he was yelling, and ranting and raving a lot of different things, including what would be characterised as hate speech or biased language. some people approached him and tried to intervene with his behaviour. some of the people he was yelling at, they were attacked viciously by the suspect. the deaths have sparked upset and anger on social media, with many pointing to his right wing views. hillary clinton tweeted. .. after the attack, the council
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on american—islamic relations urged president trump to speak out against increasing xenophobia in the us. the men killed have been named locally as this man, taliesin myrddin namkai—meche, and rickyjohn best. a vigil is due to be held in portland for those held as heroes for standing up for the hatred. arsenal have won the fa cup, beating premier league champions chelsea 2—1 at wembley. it's a record seventh fa cup win for arsenal manager arsene wenger, whose future at the club remains at the centre of much speculation. david 0rnstein was at wembley. security was understandably tight as wembley welcomed 90,000 fans for the show piece of english football. after an impecably observed minute's
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silence, arsenal made a blistering start, opening the scoring through alexis sanchez. commentator: sanchez is in to score, the flag is up though. the goal given after suspicions of handball and offside in the build up. it could have been worse for chelsea. gary cahill making two goal—line clearances and they were also rescued by the post. the premier league champions suffered a further set back after halftime. victor moses shown a second yellow card for diving. but that briefly rallied the ten men. diego costa with the equaliser. no sooner had chelsea finished celebrating than arsenal were back in front. aaron ramsey timing his arrival to perfection. his club now the most successful in the competition's history. at the end of a vintage fa cup final, chelsea's dreams of the double are ended by arsenal. an otherwise disappointing season for the gunners finishing in glory. this team has suffered
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and united and responded. i said that last week which team would win the championship with one or two good buys, and keep them together. i think we're on a good way. despite today's success, questions remain offer the future of wenger, whether he stays or goes — he's certainly made his mark. celtic have won the cup in scotland— giving them a clean sweep of trophies and an undefeated domestic campaign. it took a late goal though to clinch the cup. this injury—time winner from the substitute, tom rogic, agaisnt aberdeen. putting the seal on an all—conquering season for celtic, their first under the management of brendan rodgers. barcelona ended their season with a trophy, the third successive
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year they've won the copa del rey after victory over alaves. in france the cup was won by paris st germain as they completed a cup double for the season. while in germany, borussia dortmund finally won the trophy. they've been beaten in the last three finals but a penalty after 65 minutes gave them a 2—1victory over eintracht frankfurt and some consolotaion after defeats dating back to 2014. one of the founding members of the rock group, the allman brothers band, gregg allman, has died. he was 69. a statement on his website says he had struggled with many health issues. gregg allman and his older brother duane started the band in the southern american state of georgia in the 1960s. appropriately enough, tim allman reports. gregg allman doing what he did best — long—haird psychedelia mixed with the blues, country and jazz — what came to be known as "southern rock" — as part of the allman brothers band, one of the biggest acts of the 1970s.
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which made what happened next all the more unusual. his marriage to cher, a romantic and professional relationship that caused a little controversy. she had the big idea to go on—stage together. and we got to europe, and half the audience over here, they was in tuxedos and the other half were in backpacks. and people were booing and the others were saying "get them off the stage!" cher lead the morning on social media, tweeting... melissa etheridge posted... and rock singer john mayer tweeted... gregg allman was born in nashville,
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tennessee, in 19117. together with his brother duane, he formed the allman brothers band in 1969. they enjoyed huge success, but duane would die in a motorbike accident at the age of 24. gregg continued performing, but would suffer from health problems and addiction to drugs and alcohol. he died this week peacefully at his home in savannah, georgia. described as a kind and gentle soul, a brilliant pioneer in music. music fans attending the first major concert in manchester since monday's attack have been told that "terror will never prevail." a huge security operation was in place for the gig by local band, the courteeners,
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at the city's old trafford cricket ground. it was a sell—out event, but very different from the one originally planned. 0ur entertainment correspondent, colin paterson, was there. the courteeners. this gig sold out six months ago. after monday's bomb attack, the band decided it would still go ahead. their singer, liam fray, told me why. if this hadn't have happened, it would have sent out a really bad message, i think. people should be allowed to go and enjoy themselves without being scared. we were absolutely coming because it's what we do. it's what we love. we're not going to be deterred by anybody, or anything. i'm a married man. i've got a kid and all that. at the end the day, you've got to live your life. you know what i mean? you've got to live your life. now this is not normal at a gig to have armed policemen on the door. but, even with this level of security, some die—hard fans have
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chosen to stay away. the first time i saw the courteeners it was actually at the arena. liam wilks has attended every courteeners gig in manchester since 2011, until tonight. he sold his tickets. ijust know i wouldn't enjoy it. i wouldn't be focusing on the music. i'd be focusing on if i saw anything suspicious, or... i wouldn't be listening to the music, i'd be watching everything else. but abbey and pete weren't going to let their big day be spoiled. they'd already decided to turn the gig into their wedding reception, buying 68 tickets for guests. what we do in manchester is we go to gigs. that's why we've had the wedding that we've had. so, we just carry on. we're with our mates tonight, our favourite band. so, we'rejust going to do manchester proud tonight and have a big party. but tonight has also been about remembering those killed on monday. this is our manchester. 0ur manchester. and the bees still buzz! don't forget, you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter.
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i would love to hear from you. hello once again. we really crammed in a great deal of weather across the british isles during saturday. bright enough for many, and the temperatures really responding to that, as well, 27, again, around the murray firth, down across east anglia, and on the eastern shores of england. but all that heat eventually sparked thunderstorm activity. a lot of you telling us about that on our twitter feed. and it was really there to be had right across the north of england. spectacular amounts of lightning for some of you. but underneath it, my word, what a drenching to be had. notjust of rain — a lot of you reported on the hail, and for some, my word, it alljust passed you by, and it was a glorious day. first off on sunday, a fresh start for many. single figures in some southern counties. a dull old start or the north—west of england, then arching through north—west scotland, and a chance for a little bit of rain on the breeze. once again on into the day, a lot of fine weather,
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maybe one or two showers on the eastern borders of england and scotland. further west, dry, fine for the most part. bits and pieces of sunshine coming through boosting temperatures. northern ireland would do nicely. dry weather there. so to across the north of wales, northern england, that south and west, there is the next belt of whether gradually working its way in from the south—west. not the fastest thing on two legs — it will take time before you see any evidence of that getting up towards london. it will be late in the day before some of that rain begins to break out towards the meridian towards east anglia. behind, much muggier air and coming back into the south of the british isles. that could spawn some quite strong thunderstorms in the wee hours of bank holiday monday. temperatures will not be lower than 14 or 16, a fresher feel before the rain belt. bank holiday monday, the rain further north the area most at risk of seeing temperatures soar away again with the attendant thunderstorms is east anglia and the south—east. that's a little fresher, quieter,
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across the south—west. monday into tuesday, an area of low pressure just throws this weakening weather front across the british isles. notice the number of isobars. quite windy until we get to wednesday, when it will settle down. and on into thursday as well, with the high pressure building in. with the passage of the weather front, and some rain in the midweek — it will be a good deal quieter. this is bbc news. the headlines: british police have released a new cctv image of the manchester suicide bomber, salman abedi, on the night he carried out his suicide attack. 11 people connected to him have now been arrested. meanwhile, the authorities have lowered the threat level of a terrorist attack from critical to severe. british airways says it's aiming to operate a near—normal schedule
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at gatwick airport and most services from heathrow on sunday. tens of thousands have been stranded around the world because of a computer failure. trade unions say the problems were a result of making it staff redundant last year. world leaders have left the g7 summit in italy without agreeing a joint statement on climate change. president donald trump refused to recommit the united states to the paris climate accord, even though the other leaders did. mr trump said he would make a decision next week.
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