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this is bbc news. i'm lebo diseko. our top stories: moments before he killed, the manchester suicide bomber caught on cctv. two killed on an american train trying to defend muslims from abuse. tens of thousands of passengers stranded around the world — but british airways says it will get services running again on sunday. the people have been lovely, but there is no one here at all for us. and another fa cup win for arsenal, making manager arsene wenger the most successful in the competition's history. hello. good to have you with us. we
start here in the uk, where british police have released new cctv images of the manchester bomber on the night he carried out his suicide attack. salman abedi can be seen wearing jeans, trainers and a darkjacket, and carrying a rucksack. officers say they have now gathered significant information about his associates and how the bomb was built. from manchester, our home affairs correspondent, tom symonds, has more. in a crowd, he would barely have been noticed. this is the manchester bomber, 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 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. 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 them. british airways has said it aims
to run a near normal service on sunday after a massive computer system failure delayed thousands of passengers. ba flights out of london's two main airports, heathrow and gatwick were cancelled on saturday. further disruption is expected, however, as many aircraft and crew are in the wrong locations. 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. 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. 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. earlier i spoke to mark birt. he and his wife, gail, are trying to get back home to newcastle in northern england. they're stranded at dublin airport after they were flown there from bologna in italy. the couple had to wait in a queue for hours before they boarded a flight to ireland and they still have no information from ba about what will happen next. he told us about his day from hell. we checked in as you would expect at bologna this morning at nine o'clock. we went through security. we actually boarded the plane. you go down onto a bus. on the bus, there were about three,
after about 20 minutes we moved about ten metres forward, stopped, and everyone started to think "what is going on?" we were taken back into the terminal, given the transit cards, and told to "just wait here." after about two hours, we were taken back onto the bus and onto the plane and the british airways staff said we weren't allowed into the terminal. that's why we couldn't know what was going on. so we had to wait here. the plane was loaded. it was hot, as you can expect, it's bologna. we sat there for about an hour and a half. and then they said "nothing is happening today, so off you go." we had queued for about four hours at various desks. and we are now in dublin. no sign of any staff. monica and harry, they're due
to go on to new york. we're going to newcastle. we were told when we get to dublin there would be someone here to help us, give us some accomodation, but there is no one here. there are cleaners and police and they told us to go and hide in this quiet room. there are at least another five people on their way to new york along with monica and harris who are camped outside the room. there are people from glasgow we have been talking to. of a flight of 37, 20 were from british airways. but there's nobody here at all. the people have been lovely, but british airways, there is no one here at all for us. tell us more about the people you are with. there is a lot of waiting around, it sounds like. it is not easy for anyone you are with to stand that amount of time. monica is pregnant. six months pregnant, yes. we are all a bit tired.
we don't know what to do now. we got up at 9am, yesterday morning at 9am. so, no sleep. no sleep at all. we really don't know what to do, where to go. we have not been offered food or drink. let's just... yeah. i also understand it wasn't easy for your wife to stand around for four hours at a time. no, she's got a spinal injury. i've got two fractures in my lowerspine. quite a lot of painkillers. it is uncomfortable to stand for four hours with no offer of food or water, a seat, anything. it was difficult. it was hot. it does seem incredible.
not even an offer of water or food, a woman who is six months pregnant, a spinal injury... what would you say to british airways if you could say anything? just "respond in a more direct way." just... just respond. just put some staff on the gates when planes are arriving to give us information, even to say, "we're sorry, we can't say much more, but please go here and have a complimentary meal." just put some people on. there is no one anywhere. so, you guys are trying to get back to newcastle. you are trying to get back to the united states, monica, with your husband? what have you been told about your onward journeys? just the time of check—in and just wait. yeah. wait until check—in opens.
"we might be able to organise seating in a lounge, but that is not guaranteed." and policemen are... i am sorry to interrupt. you are in the bereavement room. how did you end up in there? the cleaners told us there's no more comfy seats so go in here. oh my god, so it is the cleaners who are helping you! yes. well, i dare say, you would be grateful for the kindness, but not quite the help you were expecting. no. this is obviously one story of many today. but it makes you reconsider future plans for flying, doesn't it? that was the dish airways passenger, mark birt, and some other
passengers, telling us about what was the nightmarish journey. passengers, telling us about what was the nightmarishjourney. —— british airways. let's take a look at some of the other stories making making the news. venezuela has banned the importation of gas masks, helmets and bulletproof vests, to try and stop anti government protesters getting hold of them. the demonstrations, which have been taking place almost daily, are often met with tear gas and water cannon. 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. many australians believe her sentence was too harsh. 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. caroline davies reports. panic and fear on a
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 appeared to try to intervene with his behaviour, and some of the people he was yelling at, they were attacked viciously by the suspect. christian left a police station but was arrested by police. this merger is when he was arrested. in portland, the gas were met with
upset and anger. there is too much hatred in the world right now. and far too much violence. —— the deaths. 0ur far too much violence. —— the deaths. our current political climate allows far too much room for those who spread bigotry. violent words can lead to violent acts. on social media, too, there were strong feeling, with many pointing to the suspect‘s apparent right—wing views. hillary clinton tweeted. .. after the attack, the council on american—islamic relations urged president trump to speak out against increasing xenophobia in the us. not in ourtown! not in our town! the groupjoined a visual to remember those who lost their lives, rickyjohn best, and
taliesin myrddin namkai—meche. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: one of the founding fathers of southern rock, the musician gregg allman, has died. we look back on his life. in the biggest international sporting spectacle ever seen, up to 30 million people have taken part in sponsored athletic events to aid famine relief in africa. the first of what the makers of star wars hope will be thousands of queues started forming at 7am. taunting which led to scuffles, scuffles to fighting, fighting to full—scale riot as the liverpool fans broke out of their area and into the juve ntus enclosure. the belgian police had lost control. the whole world will mourn the tragic death of mr nehru today. he was the father of the indian people from the day of independence. the oprah winfrey show comes to an end after 25 years
and more than a500 episodes. the chat show has made her one of the richest people on the planet. geri halliwell, otherwise known as ginger spice, has announced she's left the spice girls. i don't believe it, she's the one with the bounce, the go, the girl power. not geri, why? this is bbc news. the latest headlines: 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" but remains "highly likely". 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 independent joint 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 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 getting 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. 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. judith moritz reporting there. leaders of some of the world's most powerful nations have left the g7 summit without agreeing on 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 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 to 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 americanjobs, 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 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. 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 ornstein was at wembley. security was understandably tight as wembley welcomed 90,000 fans for the showpiece of english football. after an impeccably observed minute's silence, arsenal made a blistering start, opening the scoring through alexis sanchez. commentator: sanchez is in to score.
the flag is up, though. the goalfinally 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 half—time — victor moses shown a second yellow card for diving. but that briefly rallied the 10 men, diego costa with the equaliser. no sooner, though, 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. so 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 finishes in glory. this team has suffered and united and responded. i said that last week this 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. 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 doing what he did best — long—haired 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. 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 was in tuxedos and the other half were in backpacks. and these were booing and the others were saying, "get them off the stage!" cher lead the morning on social media, tweeting: singer—songwriter melissa etheridge posted: and rock singer and guitarist john mayer tweeted: gregg allman was born in nashville, 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 an 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. gregg allman who has died at the age of 69. we'll have more in a moment but that is all for now. thank you for watching. 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. and once we get on into the day, a lot of fine weather, 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. northern ireland faring 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 really will take time before you see any evidence of that getting up towards london. it will be quite late in the day before some of that rain begins to break out towards the meridian over towards east anglia. following on behind, much muggier air and coming back into the south of the british isles. that could spawn some really quite violent strong thunderstorms in the wee hours of bank holiday monday. and notice those temperatures again — not be lower than 1a 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,
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 for a time until we get to wednesday, when it will settle down. indeed, on into thursday as well, with the high pressure building in. so after 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 at gatwick airport and most services from heathrow on sunday. tens of thousands have been stranded around the world because of a computer failure. two train passengers in the american city of portland have been stabbed to death after trying to stop a man
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