tv Outside Source BBC News July 24, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm BST
hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. the parents of the terminally—ill baby charlie gard have ended their legal battle to take him to the us for treatment. they made the decision after an american doctor said it was too late to give charlie an experimental therapy. to charlie, we say mummy and daddy love you so much. we always have and we always will and we are so sorry we always will and we are so sorry we couldn't save you. president trump's son—in—law, jared kushner, says all of his actions were proper during the us election, after giving evidence to senators on his contact with russian officials. i did not collude with russia, nor do i know of anyone else in the campaign who did so. at least 35 people have died in a suicide bombing in the afghan capital kabul. the taliban say they carried out the attack. and we'll also be looking at a potential breakthrough in treatment for hiv, our health reporter willjoin us from paris where a research conference is taking place. the parents of the terminally—ill
baby charlie gard have ended their legal battle to take him to the us for experimental treatment. it follows an american doctor, who examined charlie saying he was no longer willing to offer the therapy, after seeing the results of a new mri scan last week. here's our medical correspondent fergus walsh. the fight over charlie gard's future is over. this desperately sick little boy will now be allowed to die. justice for charlie! after a hugely emotional hearing, where his parents said they had agreed to let their son go, they emerged to face the world's media. our son is an absolute warrior
and we could not be prouder of him and we will miss him terribly. his body, heart and soul may soon be gone, but his spirit will live on for eternity and he will make a difference to people's lives for years to come, we will make sure of that. we are now going to spend our last precious moments with our son, charlie, who unfortunately will not make his first birthday injust under two weeks' time. charlie has been in great ormond street hospital since october. he has a serious inherited condition, mitochondrial depletion syndrome. he cannot move, feed or breathe unaided. the central question in this case was whether this powder, nucleoside therapy, which is added to food, could boost his muscle function. his parents raised £1.3 million for the treatment in the united states. that money will now go to a foundation in charlie's name.
but great ormond street, backed by many independent experts, said the treatment was futile because charlie had suffered catastrophic and irreversible brain damage. because charlie's parents and doctors could not agree, the matter went to the high court. in april, thejudge ruled that charlie's suffering should end. his life support be withdrawn. every legal appeal brought by charlie's parents failed and then came interventions from the pope and donald trump, the latter tweeting an offer of help. and this has been an extraordinary case, the battle over the fate of a baby boy which was fought out notjust here in court but internationally. the judge said it was one of the pitfalls of social media that the watching world felt it right to have opinions without knowing the facts of the case. he said the court's paramount consideration had been charlie's best interest at all times.
the case came back to court when american neurologist, dr michio hirano, claimed new evidence showed his nucleoside therapy could help charlie and last week he flew over to examine him. new mri body scans were ordered. on friday, charlie's parents accepted that these showed his muscle wasting was now so severe he was beyond help. it is an incredibly brave decision by charlie's parents, they have thought for themselves what the new evidence shows and they have reached a conclusion, probably the judge would have reached the same. it is very brave of them to do it without waiting to hear what he had to say. in court, connie yates said they would be haunted for the rest of their lives by what—ifs — what if their son had received the treatment months earlier? she said he had the potential to be a normal boy but it was now too late. for charlie, we say mummy and daddy, we love you so much. we always have and we always will and we are so sorry
that we could not save you. the parents are now with charlie in his final hours. great ormond street said the agony, desolation and bravery of their decision humbled all who worked there. this is jared kushner, president trump's advisor and son—in—law. he's been testifying before a senate panel investigating russian interference in the us election. he gave a rare public statement earlier — here's some of it. the record and documents i've voluntarily provided will show all of my actions were proper and occurred in the normal course of events of a very unique campaign. let me be very clear. i did not collude with russia, nor do i know of anyone else in the campaign who did so. i had no improper contacts. i have not relied on russian funds for my businesses.
and i have been fully transparent in providing all requested information. donald trump had a better message and ran a smarter campaign, and that is why he won. suggesting otherwise ridicules those who voted for him. remember, the senate, the house and a special counsel are all investigating alleged russian interference in the election. mr kushner is under scrutiny because he failed to declare his contacts with several russians. he says it was an administrative error. we know he met with the russian ambassador a banker who was presented to him as having direct links to putin and this woman, a russian lawyer. this last meeting was revealed in emails released by donald trumpjnr, in which natalia veselnitskaya was described as having "information that would incriminate hillary" which was "part of russia
and its government's support for mr trump." mr kushner says that the election was not discussed at any of these meetings. and this is his father—in—law‘s perspective. i think those words were quietly spoken but forcefully spoken and what they've managed to do in that statement are several things. first of all some of you may have noticed the white house sale though, that is unusual coming to the microphone in the white house. it is usuallyjust reserved for the likes of the president or vice president. jared kushner was speaking for the white house. in that statement are not only did he manage to get across the
fa ct only did he manage to get across the fact he feels he has been open and transparent and he has volunteered all the information that has been asked of him and that there was no collusion, he turned it round to donald trump's voters and donald trump's base by saying it is an insult to them to say that this election was rigged by the russians that donald trump didn't deserve to win. and that is the message this white house is trying to get across. they are trying to draw a line under the affair because it is overshadowing donald trump's entire agenda but that list of contacts jared kushner has had with several russians has been of concern not just democrats and politicians but to those this entire affair, whether oi’ to those this entire affair, whether or not russian meddling in the us election, whether or not they did it on behalf of donald trump. many democrats feel there are still questions to be answered, even after his two—hour testimony today. questions to be answered, even after his two-hour testimony today. and as far as jared kushner is concerned,
this is just hearing far as jared kushner is concerned, this isjust hearing number one has to testify in front of. tomorrow he will face similar questions but it will face similar questions but it will be behind closed doors again. some of the questions being asked outside of those closed doors why is it taking so long forjared kushner to come up with his version of events. these meetings were in march so events. these meetings were in march so why has it taken so long for this information to become public? why is it being held behind closed doors is one of the questions that continually is being asked. when it comes tojeff sessions and james komi, the former fbi, all testify in public. when it comes to that, their testimony is open and transparent. but jared kushner goes back testimony is open and transparent. butjared kushner goes back to his statement, all it is, all of it is open everything i've done and said. iimagine it open everything i've done and said. i imagine it might not be enough, that perhaps there will be more to
come. stay with us on outside source. still to come. hiv experts meeting in paris say advances in vaccine and treatment research is opening new doors in the fight against the deadly virus. hundreds of people have gathered in north—east london tonight after the death of a 20—year—old man, who died after being restrained by police on saturday. scotland yard say rashan charles tried to swallow an object , and that officers had tried to prevent him from harming himself. our correspondent andy moore was at the protest. there was certainly an air of tension here, a lot of people very angry. you can tension here, a lot of people very angry. you can see over on tension here, a lot of people very angry. you can see over on this side some heated exchanges. just a while ago here we saw some police outriders on their motorbikes come by, five or six of them. they were stopped by the crowd and briefly missiles were thrown at them. and
they turned around and went back in another direction. the road here is closed at the moment. you won't see any police officers in the immediate vicinity. some of the community police officers were getting abuse from the crowd but the police are monitoring the situation, the helicopter is overhead. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. the parents of the terminally ill british baby, charlie gard, have abandoned their legal battle to take him to america for treatment. they made their decision after seeing the latest brain scans of their ii—month—old son. other stories around the bbc. swiss police say five people have been injured, two of them seriously, in an attack in the town of schaffhausen, on the german border. police say the attack was carried out by a man armed with a chainsaw, who is believed to have fled
in a white van. the suspect has been identified but remains at large. that's on the bbc world service. a buddhist temple in central myanmar has been swallowed by rising floodwaters after heavy rainfall. the pagoda was built in 2009. at least two people have died and 90,000 people have been displaced by flooding in myanmar this month. and among the most watched on the bbc website — these pictures of a very focused thunderstorm over the city of lian—cheng, in the south—east of china. even though the storm is raging just a few hundred metres away, the cameras themselves appear to have remained dry. it's taken three years for iraqi forces to recapture the country's second largest city, mosul, here in the north, from islamic state militants. the brutal occupation and a nine—month battle has claimed tens of thousands of lives.
neighbourhoods have been flattened and 700,000 people have been force to flee their homes. but now, just two weeks after the liberation, people are slowly returning to the city. yalda hakim has been to find out more. the isis reign of terror is over but this is what liberation looks like. the city is flattened. this woman has returned to the this neighbourhood with her two children. they'd attempted to get away during the battle but were captured by isas soldiers and imprisoned. husband was shot dead. she says she may now be liberated but it means nothing without her husband. life, she says, has become even more difficult. at the local hospital there is chaos. everyday people queue up, the injured, the sick and the traumatised.
the battle is officially over but it's not safe in mosul. isis rigged houses and buildings with booby traps. all over the city, the forces are working day and night to clear the city of unexploded devices. this unit has been working for the last two days to get rid of everything. translation: there was a car bomb over there. today we detonated it. there are ieds nearby and in the school so we are moving forward because there are more unexploded devices over there. this man says his tribe didn't support isis. when the iraqi military fled the city they had no choice. translation: the iraqi military controlled all of mosul but when isis came, they ran. we had no weapons to fight them. i blame what happened to our city on politics and the leaders. the people of mosul remain the same. the politicians need
to strike a deal. if they don't come up with an agreement, we will be victims again. laughter is once again allowed in mosul and children leap to take advantage of their new freedom. many have known nothing but life under isis. the iraq they will inherit has arguably never been more divided during its brutal sweep of iraq, the so—called islamic state also targeted the country's oldest ethnic minority, the yazidis. thousands were expelled from their homes in the sinjar region. many of the men were shot, while the women and children were kidnapped, taken as hostage and raped. many of the women who managed to escape captivity have resettled in germany. we've been given exclusive access to a small group living in a secret location. our reporter fiona lamdin has spent a couple of days with them as they attempt to re—build their lives. you may find some of the details upsetting. i7 yazidis are living on this
corridor in the middle of a psychiatric hospital in germany. it's a long way from their home in northern iraq, but at least they're safe here. this girl was 14 at the time. they tried to escape up the mountain but they couldn't run fast enough. she was then kidnapped, torn apart from her mother, and locked in a prison. she told me she saw things that will always haunt her. would you like to go back to iraq to live there? leading this team is jacqueline
isaac, an american lawyer. she met the girljust days after she had escaped. when i first met her, her head was down. all of their heads we re head was down. all of their heads were down. there was no eye contact in the beginning. what do i say to them? there were councillors we had brought on the right—hand side on stand—by to give girls counselling andi stand—by to give girls counselling and i remember thinking this isn't the time for counselling, this is the time for counselling, this is the time for counselling, this is the time to recognise them as human beings. more than two years on, they are now starting to live again, living, though, with deep, deep scars but at least they say. estimated between 2000—4000 yazidi
children, women and men are still in captivity. major developments in the battle against hiv have been announced at an international science conference taking place in paris. amongst them, three significant breakthroughs came to light. that a nine—year old child infected with hiv at birth has reportedly been all—but cured afterjust one year of treatment. that daily doses of hiv drugs could be a thing of a past, as they could be replaced by two—monthly injections. and that cancer treatment may unlock the answer to curing hiv, as it's believed the virus multiplies in a similar way to tumour cells. our science correspondent james gallagher was there and had more details. thousands of scientists are meeting here in paris to discuss the latest advances in her hiv and how it could potentially transform the lives of people with the disease. now one of them is about an incredible case of a child in south africa. they caught hiv as they were
born but have spent 18 and a half years not needing any anti—retroviral therapy. most people need to take the drug every single day of their lives. so what happened ? on the very first day of their lives, they were given anti—retroviral therapy but then taken off it and the virus hasn't come back. so understanding why could really help develop new therapies. is it something about the child's immune system or dna that has given them extra protection and can be harnessed to help other people? something closer to reality and actually happening is this idea of injectable medicines. so at the moment, people have to take an hiv pill every day in order to keep the virus in check. remember, you cannot cure hiv. the idea of injections is that you need to take an injection maybe every month or two months to get that same dose of medicine in order to contain the virus, so it will become much easier for patients to live with the disease rather than having to take medicine every single day of their lives. one final new thought, really, is about whether hiv can learn
anything from cancer science. now, cancer has made incredible progress by harnessing the power of the immune system. so by training people's immune system is, people with even terminal cancer have seen their cancers disappear. now, can hiv science learn anything from that? we don't know yet but there have been meetings between hiv and cancer scientists trying to see if hiv can learn from them and get us one step closer to a cure. today, britain's trade secretary liam fox is in washington to discuss a preliminary deal ahead of britain's departure from the european union. a final agreement can't be ratified until the uk formally leaves the eu, but the two nations are keen to lay the foundations for a post—brexit trade deal. samira hussainjoins us from new york. we believe they've just met liam fox
with the us trade representative, what has been on the agenda? really this is really a chance for both sides to outline some of the priorities they are going to have, going forward, when they start in earnest with these trade negotiations. remember, the uk has been out of the game for decades now, mostly relying on the eu to negotiate these trade agreements so that does put them in a little bit ofa that does put them in a little bit of a back step compared to the united states that has been negotiating trade deals with countries all around the world. this also comes at a time when donald trump is using protectionist language trying to encourage to buy american, make in america. it is a tricky time to be in engaging in this time of activity but both sides are keen to get a deal ironed out as soon are keen to get a deal ironed out as soon as are keen to get a deal ironed out as soon as possible. stay with us. the international monetary fund has downgraded the growth forecasts for both the uk and the us. the imf
says that the uk economy would grow byjust 1.7% this year compared to a previous
estimate of 2%. similarly, it revised down its growth forecast for the us from 2.3% down to 2.1%. the imf said that this was based on "the assumption that fiscal "policy will be less expansionary than previously assumed". let's get more on this with samira. what does that mean exactly? well, really, and it comes down down to something with talked about a lot, with the aspirations of the trump administration on what can be accomplished. president from when he was campaigning to be president said we're going to see a growth rate of 496 in we're going to see a growth rate of 4% in the united states. that was downgraded to 3% when he took office. when we're looking at the growth rates, they are in the low 2%. the big problem, especially from the position
of the imf, it is all of these legislative aspirations,
things like getting the tax code reformed, and getting the big infrastructure plan pushed through, those are not looking realistic. it is looking difficult for the crab—maco administration to get those things past and as a result that will have an impact on how much the us economy grows. just in the last few minutes, some numbers out from google's parent company, alphabet ink, it reported a 27 points and % drop in quarterly profit, why? it isjust the money they've made in three months and that drop. they still made a profit of $3.5 billion in the quarter. the big reason has to do do with something that happened last month. eu regulators have slapped google with a $2.7 billion fine which had to do with google's algorithm, and how you went on google shopping it
would show preferential treatment for some of these google sites. according to eu regulators, that didn't give shoppers a clear and open idea of what was available to them. google has long said it is going to be trying to fight this but it still had to be included in the earnings for the last quarter. thank you very much for that round—up. just one more story to bring you in the business section. the budget airline ryanair has made an announcement. the irish carrier said it had had a red increase in average fa res of it had had a red increase in average fares of i% which led to a more than 50%jump in fares of i% which led to a more than 50% jump in profits fares of i% which led to a more than 50%jump in profits for the quarter. ryanair also 50%jump in profits for the quarter. rya nair also announced it 50%jump in profits for the quarter. ryanair also announced it is interested in purchasing the struggling italian carrier alitalia. that is it for this edition of outside source. plenty more on all of our stories on the bbc website.
there is plenty more to come. welcome to our nightly round—up of world weather stories. plenty going on around the globe, no more so than in the pacific ocean because we have no fewer than six storms currently spinning around. in the eastern pacific, there is tropicals to greg, irwin and hurricane hillary, strengthening at the moment and all of these storms likely to stay away from major landmasses. one storm that will affect landmasses is tropical storm washi sonca, bringing rain into vietnam and laos. then we
have tie for an noru and kulap but these are not expected to make la ndfall these are not expected to make landfall any time soon. further north across japan, look at the satellite picture. over the last few days the cloud has been piling its way in so we have seen a lot of rain across japan bringing issues with flooding. reports that tens of thousands of people had to evacuate their homes. our transport problems, rail delays across the north—west of japan. and the outlook through the next few days remains pretty u nsettled next few days remains pretty unsettled with further very heavy downpours across japan. so there is the risk of some further flooding. the weather has also been severe for parts of eastern usa. increasingly during monday across the north—east usa, maryland, up towards new york, new england. we have seen intense downpours and thunderstorms which have already caused some issues. as this area of low pressure pulls away
to the east, high pressure built in so across this corner of the usa, some drier weather on shoes day, some drier weather on shoes day, some cooler weather, too. some showers and storms likely to return to the upper midwest. further south, a lot of heat and vicious thunderstorms towards the desert. north america seeing a lot of different weather going on. plenty of heat across southern and south—eastern europe but cooler air up south—eastern europe but cooler air up to the north which is driving a vicious area of low pressure. if you have travel plans to the continent tomorrow, bear in mind they could be a lot of heavy rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds through warsaw, berlin. and cooler air diving in with a little bit of snow across the high ground of the alps. even for the alps, unusual. sunshine across greece and turkey. the major
airports here could see heavy and thundery downpours. davos is chilly and soggy as well. quiet on tuesday but the middle of the week brings very wet and windy weather. more details on that in half an hour. hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. the parents of the terminally—ill baby charlie gard have ended their legal battle to take him to the us for treatment. they made the decision after an american doctor said it was too late to give charlie an experimental therapy. to charlie, we say mummy and daddy love you so much. we always have and we always will and we are so sorry we couldn't save you. president trump's son—in—law, jared kushner, says all of his actions were proper during the us election, after giving evidence to senators on his contact with russian officials. i did not collude with russia, nor do i know of anyone else in the campaign who did so. at least 35 people have died