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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. our top stories: frank talk from the french president. emmanuel macron meets vladmir putin for the first time and issues a warning about the use of chemical weapons in syria. a week on from the manchester attack, exclusive bbc pictures of the bomber. salman abedi is seen shopping the day before, and police release an image of him with a suitcase. after two days of airport chaos, the boss of british airways says sorry for the disruption caused by its computer meltdown, but refuses to resign. tiger woods blames a reaction to prescription drugs for his "driving under the influence" arrest. and a steep rise in the number of deaths from cholera in yemen. we have a special report. hello.
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against the grandeur of the palace of versailles, europe's newest leader confronted an old hand today. france's emmanuel macron met vladimir putin of russia, and standing right next to him at a press conference, criticised the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government, which russia backs, and attacked the output of two russian media outlets as propaganda, not journalism. he's already accused moscow of interfering with the french election. mr putin insisted any claim of russian meddling was nonsense. from paris, lucy williamson. despite the sweltering weather, this meeting held a touch of frost from the start. at the entrance to france's versailles palace, the two leaders greeted each other with brief handshakes and small, grim smiles. two hours later after their first meeting, the mood was, if anything, even cooler. france and russia have backed different groups in the syrian conflict.
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mr macron said while france didn't want to destabilise the syrian state, there are red lines that must not be crossed. translation: i stressed again in my meeting with president putin ourfirm objection. there's a very clear line that exists on our part and that's the use of chemical weapons by whoever it may be. the use of chemical weapons will be the object of immediate retaliation on the part of the french. the two leaders are also divided on the situation in ukraine, with the russian president condemning the sanctions imposed on his country as a result of the crisis. translation: the sanctions against russia aren't helping to find a solution to the crisis in ukraine. we must try to lift these economic restrictions, this is the only way we can be more free and be able to restore peace in the region. mr putin also appeared to deny any russian interference in france's recent presidential race, despite allegations by mr macron‘s team that russian agents had tried repeatedly to hack into their accounts. mr macron himself strongly defended the banning of two russian media
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outlets from covering his campaign, describing them as agents of propaganda. this choice of venue and the inauguration of a new exhibition here on 300 years of franco—russian ties was meant to highlight the long relationship between the two countries, but more recent events have made this a stiff and awkward meeting, and it showed. lucy williamson, bbc news, versailles. it's exactly a week since a bomb exploded at a pop concert in manchester, killing 22 people, many of them teenagers and children. the security forces have been continuing to raid addresses in various parts of the uk. they've also released new cctv footage showing the bomber‘s movements the day before the attack. from manchester, june kelly reports. a young man in a hooded top, joking
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pa nts a young man in a hooded top, joking pants and trainers on his own on a sunday morning shop. —— jogging. in this footage by the bbc, he looks relaxed as he is captured on cctv at browsing the shelves of the manchester convenience corp —— store. he spent £8.74, buying scourer is, tuner, airfresheners. this was the day before the bombing and staff in the shop to leave this was salman abedi. looking at that cctv at is the same guy who has been in the shop several times in the past. he looks exactly like the same quy past. he looks exactly like the same guy they are saying did the bombings. his eyes stood out so much from the guy we recognised in the past. here you can see his face. this is an image released by police. in the police pictures he appears to be wearing some of the same clothes. by be wearing some of the same clothes. by this stage he has the bomb on his back and is on the verge of committing mass murder. tonight police released this new image of
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him in manchester city centre on the day of the attack. they are trying to find his blue suitcase. they say they have no reason to believe it contains anything dangerous, but they ask anybody who sees it to be cautious. early today, there investigation expounded to the south coast. in the sussex town of shore by sea, officers arrested a 23—year—old man, said to ba libyan trainee pilot. since the bombing there has been criticism of mi5. it is now reviewing the way it assessed salman abedi. he was not considered to have posed an immediate threat. the home secretary refused to be drawn on possible missed opportunities. it is right that mi5 are going to be able to look can find out what happened in the past, but at the moment i will focus on making sure we get the operation concluded, and successfully so. but after the manchester atrocities some are questioning whether an intelligence agency should investigating itself. —— atrocity.
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in the north of england there have been used searches at new locations. this was whalley range in manchester. i think they are libyan, but i don't know much about them. they collect our parcels, we collect their parcels. and in bury this afternoon, this was the scene of one of the latest searchers. a landfill site close to a motorway. an illustration of the size and scope of the police investigation. officers are also going through thousands of hours of cctv as they work to build a picture of the bomber and those close to him. the head of british airways says he won't resign in the wake of a major computer failure that affected tens of thousands of passengers. alex cruz defended his airline's handling of the crisis, telling the bbc that a brief power surge was to blame. services are now returning to normal and british airways expects to run a full schedule on tuesday. the bbc‘s transport correspondent richard westcott reports. how can a computer glitch be allowed to cripple an entire airline? spoilt holidays, weddings, honeymoons. three days in and the british
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airways boss has broken cover to give his first interview, admitting their back—up system failed. the actual problem only lasted a few minutes, so there was a power surge and there was a back—up system which did not work at that particular point in time. it was restored after a few hours in terms of some hardware changes, but eventually it took a long time for messaging and for assistance to come up again. three days in and terminal 5 here is getting back to something like normality. but it is one thing sorting out the immediate problem and getting people on their aircraft, it is going to take ba far longer to ease people's anger at the way they handled the whole situation. the meltdown hit 75,000 passengers across the world, each with a different story, but one main complaint. no—one was telling them what was going on. you've got to do a lot better, haven't you, in terms of communicating with people because that is the number one... people accept there are problems sometimes, that is the number one
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thing that grates people. we're fully aware that communications have to get better, particularly as social media continues to expand. so, yes, i agree with you, we will continue to invest in resources in ways in which we can actually directly reach out to people. ba made hundreds of it staff redundant recently, outsourcing their jobs to india to save money. it's led to accusations that there aren't enough experienced uk staff left to cope with the crisis. let me put this to mr cruz, if they were still ba employees, we can assure him that issue would have been resolved in minutes and the systems would be up and running. when i put it to mr cruz, he flatly denied that outsourcing had made any difference. so, totally unconnected, completely unconnected with all of those redundancies and with the outsourcing of the it systems? absolutely, yes, in this case. apart from some short—haul flights from heathrow, ba managed to fly most of its passengers today. some still can't believe how badly the airline messed up.
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i work in it and when they're blaming this on it problems it is basic enterprise to have a disaster recovery solution. they should have had their communications system and their booking system in different places so they can at least send us an e—mail. one estimate has put the compensation bill at around £150 million. you can't put a price on the damage to their reputation. richard wescott, bbc news, heathrow. let's ta ke let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. a bomb explosion has ripped through a popular ice cream parlour in central baghdad, killing at least ten people in the iraqi capital. officials say a suicide bomber in a car targeted a mainly shia area in the karrada district, where a crowd had broken theirfast after sundown during ramadan. more than 70 people were injured in the blast. it's reported that that the north korean president, kimjong—un, personally supervised the test launch of a ballistic missile 24 hours ago.
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they're describing it as a successful test. the launch was the north's 12th ballistic missile test this year, in defiance of un sanctions. authorities in bangladesh are trying to evacuate up to i million people before a powerful cyclone makes landfall. cyclone mora looks likely to hit the eastern coast early on tuesday. coastal districts could face flooding from storm surges. the golfer tiger woods was arrested in florida on a dui charge. that's "driving under the influence." in the past few hours he's issued a statement saying it was medication, not alcohol, that was to blame. the bbc‘s peter bowes has more details from los angeles. it is quite a lengthy statement from tiger woods, giving at least his side of the story, what happened in the early hours of monday morning. he says, i understand the severity of what i did and i take full responsibility for my actions. he
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goes on to say, i want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. what happened was not expect a reaction to prescribed medications. ididn't reaction to prescribed medications. i didn't realise the mix of medications had affected me so strongly. he goes on to apologise, he says, with all his heart, to his family, friends and fans, and says he expects more from himself. tiger woods did have surgery about one month ago for a recurring back problem. he had to pull out of a tournament earlier this year. we know that surgery, at least from what he set on his website last week, appear to be going well, because he talked about in determined to make a full return to professional golf. of course, none of us would look great in a police mugshot, but there has been able to reaction internationally to this latest photo of tiger woods?m reaction internationally to this latest photo of tiger woods? it is quite a shocking shot of tiger woods, especially for those people around the world who hold him as a
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superstar, as a sporting hero, not just a golfing hero. one of those characters that, really, so many people look up to. of course in the past he has had problems in his private life at this photograph is quite shocking, isn't it? he is unshaven, he actually has a bit of a beard. he looks dishevelled and with leery eyes. —— blearly eyes. clearly not the look he would like to have in public. at least 11 people are known to have been killed and dozens injured in the russian capital, moscow, after a severe thunderstorm hit the city. the storm swept through the russian capital quickly and violently. in some places, wind speeds reached up to iookm/h, which meteorologists said was extremely rare for the city. roads and railways were blocked by debris, fallen trees crushed cars. translation: it all happened within ten minutes, very strong winds started to blow
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and immediately a fir tree fell and brought down another tree. they covered three cars. at least five pedestrians were killed by falling trees and other structures. an elderly man was killed at a bus stop and more than 50 people needed medical help. in the east of the city, winds tore this tennis tent apart, while the roof of the kremlin senate was also damaged. translation: we reacted quickly and are recovering from the storm now. many good trees, not old ones, were brought down. we're trying to remove them before the night falls. but in some neighbourhoods, the clear—up may take a little longer. with a mix of gale force winds, hail and torrential rain, this is one of the deadliest storms to hit moscow in decades. much more to come for you on bbc
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news, including this. 100 years since the birth ofjohn f. kennedy. tributes and commemorations across america. 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 4,500 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
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the one with the bounce, the go, the girl power. not geri, why? this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the new french president, emmanuel macron, has told the russian leader, vladimir putin, that any use of chemical weapons in syria will provoke retaliation from france. their first meeting was described as frosty and the talks as frank. a week on from the manchester attack, the bbc obtains exclusive pictures of the bomber. salman abedi is seen shopping the day before the blast and the police release an image of him with a suitcase they're still trying to find. us senatorjohn mccain has described russian president vladimir putin as the most important threat to world security, even bigger than islamic state. the republican made the comments while on a visit to australia. in an interview with the abc network, he said the us needed to respond
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to russia with sanctions. here's some of that interview. i think he is the premier and most important threat, more so than isis. i think isis can do terrible things, and i worry a lot about what's happening with the muslim faith and i worry about a whole lot of things about it, but it's the russians who are trying... who tried to destroy the very fundamental of democracy, and that is to change the outcome of an american election. i've seen no evidence they succeeded, but they tried and they are still trying, they are still trying to change elections. theyjust tried to affect the outcome of the french election. so i view vladimir putin, who dismembered ukraine, a sovereign nation, who's putting pressure on the baltics, i view the russians as the far greatest challenge we have. edward lozansky is president of
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the american university in moscow. hejoins us now from our washington studio. good to talk to you and thanks for your time. it isn'tjust good to talk to you and thanks for your time. it isn't justjohn good to talk to you and thanks for your time. it isn'tjustjohn mccain saying this, barack obama said it and mitt romney said it too? yes, but coming from john mccain now that president is republican, trump, and trump wants to find some kind of common ground with putin in the war on terror, it shows that mccain is trying to undermine his own president. coming from mccain's mouth, it is also a little strange. first i didn't see any evidence that russia is threatening the united states' interests. all these accusations about meddling, first of all there is no proof, but many
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countries like the united states are meddling in other countries' elections. in 19961 saw the us when yeltsin had 2% and then suddenly he w011. yeltsin had 2% and then suddenly he won. talking about threat, military threat, didn't mccain vote for the war in iraq? he endorsed the destruction of libya, regime change in syria and he mentioned ukraine but it was mccain who came to a foreign country and called for the overthrow of a sitting legitimate president. i would suggest mccain should keep his mouth shut because i wa nt should keep his mouth shut because i want our president to succeed. the greatest threat to mankind is actually islamic terrorism. i think it is more dangerous than nazi germany because alicia machado germany, you knew where the enemy is. -- germany, you knew where the enemy is. —— because with nazi germany. now we have seen with manchester that they are all over. we need a united front, we need russia, the
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us, europe and even china to face the threat. what mccain is saying is com pletely the threat. what mccain is saying is completely destructive and undermines donald trump's agenda. completely destructive and undermines donald trump's agendam might have been an example donald trump has lionised himself, it must be frustrating being a republican, so be frustrating being a republican, so many campaign promises not being fulfilled because of this constant fighting, so much of it with the russian connection, but this is a president who praised the russian president, urged his opponents to hack his competitor and there are so many links between his campaign team and russia. some of the statements he made about hacking, encouraging the russians to hack was an obvious joke. there's no sense of humour. there's no evidence the russians succeeded and even mccain said they didn't succeed. every country tries to influence. barack obama for example, he was lobbying for macron. this is nothing new. so, again,
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let's be realistic. now, again, u nless we let's be realistic. now, again, unless we have a common united front, the same thing we had during world war two when the united states and england joined against a dictator, josef stalin, it was a pragmatic decision. i don't know at this point whether mccain would endorse this but if you have the alliance back then then it would have been easier to defeat the nazis. thank you for speaking to us andi nazis. thank you for speaking to us and i hope we can speak again. my pleasure. two years of war in yemen have created what the un has described as the world's largest humanitarian crisis. as well as impending famine, the country is also facing an unprecedented outbreak of cholera. our correspondent nawal al—maghafi has this special report. frail, weak, and fighting for their lives. these are the faces
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of yemen's latest crisis. preying on the weak and hungry, cholera has rapidly spread throughout the country. this hospital, already crippled by war, is overwhelmed. this family arrived in the capital after their town was heavily bombed. she hoped her children would be safe in the city, but two days after moving here, their lives are at risk again. translation: the kids went to play and then they started cleaning the rubbish outside. my son washed his hands, butjust after dinner, he got really sick. yemen is a country broken by war and hunger. a place where the young and old become the first victims. it's always been poor, but two years of fighting has left it unable to cope
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with this emergency. translation: the war has meant that everything is deteriorating especially the health system. there are no medicines, no access to clean water, it's catastrophic. outside, the patients keep coming. but without spare beds, they're treated in the courtyard, with over 200 new cases arriving each day to this hospital alone, makeshift tents have been set up to deal with the numbers. cholera is cheap and easy to treat, but the un says the delivery of aid has been slowed down by both sides, which means supplies don't reach the people in need. so far, the outbreak has killed over 400 people.
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this man's wife is the latest victim. he buried her here just yesterday. she was so malnourished, her body wasn't able to fight the disease. she was 21 years old. translation: her situation deteriorated, so we rushed her to the hospital. they couldn't help her. we took her to another hospital, but by then it was too late. everything in our life together was so lovely. she was so kind. our time together was too short. abdul was left widowed and his six—month—old son without a mother.
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with no peace in sight, yemen's war will continue to tear families apart. bbc news. it's100 years since the birth of america's 35th president. there've been celebrations and tributes across the country to honourjfk. here's a look back. ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. applause i believe that this nation should commit itself to achieve the goal, before this decade is out, to land a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth. there has been a shooting. the hospital has been advised to be ready for a gunshot wound.
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president kennedy has been assassinated. it's official now. the president is dead. finally the main story again. the new french president emmanuel macron has told russian leader pooh—poohed any use of chemical weapons by the assad regime, which russia backs, will promote immediate retaliation from france —— president putin. the first meeting at the palace of versailles was described as frosty and the talks as frank. much more on all of that and any other news on the bbc website. and you can get in touch with me and most of the team on twitter, i'm @bbcmikeembley. thank you for watching. hello there.
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good morning. well, the bank holiday's over. it did actually end on a wet note for the north and east of england in particular. some wet weather in parts of scotland. lots has been moving away out into the north sea. the east of england, low cloud first thing. very little rain to speak of. scattered showers in the west of england and wales. west of england and wales. of scotland will see a bit of rain. this band of rain, a cold front coming our way. a key feature for a few days. ahead of that, cold, 15, 16 degrees. as we start tuesday, low cloud in the east. quite dry. further west, yes, rain for a time in northern ireland. that will move through. it will take a while to cross scotland. rain stretching down across england and wales. very little rain in the south—west. grey around the coast. moving inland, spells of sunshine, 19—20. in the south—eastern corner, quite warm and humid. 21, 22 degrees. some rain in northern england and down into wales.
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light and patchy increasingly as it goes south and east. behind that, brightening up quite nicely. beginning to turn fresh. humidity dropping away a little bit. still some rain to be had in the north of scotland. roland garros, looking good for the next few days, 23, 24. the winds will be increasingly light. by the weekend, more sunshine. tuesday evening, back on our shores. patchy rain fizzling out towards the south—eastern corner. grey around the south and west. actually, a fresh start to the day on wednesday morning. that fresher air moving through all parts. a much better night for sleeping. wednesday itself, a more decent day. starting off windy towards the east of the uk. most places will have a decent day with light winds and sunny spells. further weather fronts are waiting out in the atlantic. a decent day. wind is easing down in the north—east.
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a good spell of sunshine for england and wales and parts of scotland. light winds and temperatures in the middle to upper teens, low 20s, a pleasant day indeed. on into thursday, and a lot of fine and dry weather to be had for england and wales and eastern scotland. western scotland and northern ireland later on will see this weather front moving in. it is making steady progress east. friday, cloud and outbreaks of rain around. ahead of all that rain in the south—eastern corner, it looks like it will be quite warm and quite humid once again. this is bbc news. the headlines: the new french president, emmanuel macron, has told the russian president vladimir putin any use of chemical weapons by the regime he backs in syria is a red line and france would retaliate immediately. their meeting is described as "frosty" and their discussions as "frank." a week on from the manchester attack, the bbc has obtained exclusive pictures of the bomber. salman abedi is seen shopping the day before the blast. police have released an image of him
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days before the bombing carrying a blue suitcase they're still trying to find. after two days of airport chaos, the boss of british airways has apologised for the disruption caused by its computer meltdown, but refused to resign. alex cruz denies the crisis had anything to do with ba shedding large numbers of it support staff, and blamed a power surge. services are now returning to normal. now on bbc news, the travel show. hamilton park zoo in cambridgeshire
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