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hello, i'm ros atkins. this is outside source. french railway workers begin their three—month rolling strike, testing president macron‘s resolve to reform the economy. president trump says he will send the troops to stop illegal immigration from mexico. until we can have a wall and proper security, we're going to be guarding our border with the military. russia and turkey continue to show off their new alliance, presenting their united front on syria. spotify has just made its debut on the new york stock exchange. it did so in an unusual way. we will tell you how it did it and how the traders are valuing its shares. this is what greeted customers on the website of the french rail network sncf, saying "very
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disturbed train traffic." that's putting it mildly. 77% of train drivers are on strike. 4.5 million passengers are affected. and earlier in paris, there were 420km of trafficjams. at the heart of this is president's macron‘s desire to reform the public sector. the leaders of these strikes say "we're at a pivotal moment. we're the last ones. if tomorrow they break the sncf, there won't be resistance in france." first, let's hear from the bbc‘s paris correspondent lucy williamson. president macron has promised to transform france, and there are many voters who believe reforms are necessary. but these strikers are not appealing to the country's economic head, but to its social heart. france's social model, they say, is what makes us french. it's an argument that has worked before. if the president succeeds in this battle, then he may well pursue further public sector reforms. he did, after all, promise that
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when he was elected. i spoke to alissa johannsen rubin, the paris bureau chief for the new york times. here she is assessing where we've got. i actually don't think his argument has been only thought through. he's got a lot of different pieces to its, and it remains to be seen whether it will convince people. he's talked a lot about the text, the great deal of debt, between 45— 50 billion euros, and it's a very serious problem. and changing the situation for workers really wants make much difference in that. and i think one of the things that the government has yet to sort of do is tell people what they're going to get out of these changes. other than a sort of flusher economic condition
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where workers have similar terms. a sort of flusher economic condition where workers have similar termsm that some of the economics, let's look at the politics. on the face of it, president macron is in an incredibly strong position. can use it as leverage in the sand off —— can he use it as leverage in the stand—off? can he use it as leverage in the stand-off? he... if trains are not running, people are carpooling, it is grading the trafficjams you're talking about. they are delaying trips, school holidays, but the end of april. but there are another number of organisations that have decided to strike at the same time so, for instance, in paris and some other big cities, there are garbage strikes and there's also some universities that are going on strike over various new policies for
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teachers. and there's also air france with a series of strikes planned. so there is a general sense of the country now working and it remains to be seen whether he will persuade people to hang in there with him and look for a future that has perhaps more economic flexibility overall, or whether people will get fed up and i think we will have a much better sense of that in the next week or two. from paris to washington. donald trump has been speaking at a lunch with leaders of the baltic states, latvia, lithuania, and estonia. the president had plenty to say, first up here on immigration and mexico. until we have a wall and proper security, we're going to be guarding our border with the military. that's a big step. we really haven't done that before, or certainly not very much before, but we will be doing things with mexico. and they have to do it, otherwise i'm not going to do the nafta deal.
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nafta's been fantastic for mexico, bad for us. there's the president talking tough on nafta, the north american free trade agreement. next, here he is on tariffs and china. i have great respect for president xi. two of the most incredible days of my life were spent in china. many of you were with me. he's a tremendous person, but we have a problem with china. they've created a trade deficit, and i really blame our representatives, and frankly, our preceding presidents for this. they have a trade deficit of $500 billion a year. it's not something we can live with. next, mr trump was asked about russia at a joint press conference a short time ago.
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this was the answer. there's nobody been tougher on russia, and with that being said, i think i could have a very good relationship with president putin. i think. it's possible i won't and you will know about it. believe me, this room will know about it before i know about it. it's a real possibility that i could have a good relationship. and remember this. getting along with russia is a good thing. i spoke with anthony zurcher from washington. just talking to donald trump talking about russia. he also talked about increasing us energy production in the with and russia being an energy producer, makes us more of a competitor. and also the build—up in military spending, he says a strong military spending, he says a strong military can't be good for russia. and he's done this several times,
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saying these are things i have done that russia doesn't like so therefore i am being tough on russia. but on the other side saying, but i really want to have good relations with russia. you can tell it's something he is sensitive to, he's given some thought to how he's going to respond to these questions. stay with us, anthony. one of the reasons the president might be sensitive on russia is robert mueller is leading an investigation into possible collusion between russia and the trump campaign. we've had a development. this is a lawyer. the first person to be jailed as part of this probe. he was sentenced to 30 days for lying to investigators. we also learned the us deputy attorney general has instructed mr miller to investigate paul manafort. your member him. apparently he's been asked to ask whether mr manafort couuded asked to ask whether mr manafort colluded with russian officials. mr
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ma nafort colluded with russian officials. mr manafort was mr trump's campaign managerfor a time. manafort was mr trump's campaign manager for a time. what manafort was mr trump's campaign managerfor a time. what is manafort was mr trump's campaign manager for a time. what is your ta ke manager for a time. what is your take on these developments? the sentencing, it is a congenital case -- it is sentencing, it is a congenital case —— it isa sentencing, it is a congenital case —— it is a tangential case. this all isa chain —— it is a tangential case. this all is a chain that leads back to paul manafort, who was donald trump's campaign chairfor manafort, who was donald trump's campaign chair for several months manafort, who was donald trump's campaign chairfor several months in the heat of the presidential campaign. as we found out from this information that was released last night, they are notjust looking at paul manafort because of what he did before he joined the trump paul manafort because of what he did before hejoined the trump campaign, that's what he's been indicted about, this is dealing with ukraine about, this is dealing with ukraine a number of years ago. they are also looking at whether paul manafort couuded looking at whether paul manafort colluded or worked with russia while he was involved with the trump campaign, and that runs at the very heart of robert mueller is try to investigate. any piece that puts
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more pressure on manafort that could reveal more information about what ma nafort reveal more information about what manafort may or may not have been doing, that is central to the thrust of this whole investigation. and if he cracks that open, then you have a significant development in this case. one other thing to show you, anthony, and also show everyone watching. is a tweet from donald trump saying... leaving aside the fa ct trump saying... leaving aside the fact that mr trump is getting rid of that tradition of not being rude about the predecessors, presumably he is talking about approval ratings here. right, exactly. and that paul has always been a bit of a pro conservative outlier. it tends to overstate conservatives versus an average of the polls. one thing to keepin average of the polls. one thing to keep in mind when donald trump is comparing himself to obama at this same point in his presidency. obama at this point in his presidency was
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just six or seven months away from a massive routes in the congressional midterms. democrats got wiped out in the house the republicans took it back to in number in the senate. that's a pretty low bar for donald trump to try and meet at this point. if trump performs similar to obama, republicans are in for really tough sailing for the midterm elections in november. i imagine donald trump has been looking at the news out of church today, because —— out of turkey. vladimir putin is in turkey to see recep tayyip erdogan, all designed to show how good relations are. they discussed the progress of turkey's first nuclear power plant which will be built by russia. the russians are building it, so it's a big deal between the two of them. here's president putin earlier. turkey for us is a reliable and constructive partner. in terms of regional international issues,
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when it comes to solving these issues, we work together. so there is no element that can tarnish our relations with turkey in that sense. on thursday, two will become three. iran's president hassan rouhani will arrive to talk about syria. all three countries have huge interest in syria at the moment. here's president erdogan on that. hopefully going forward, we together to achieve peace and stability in syria. as of this point in time, we do share the same concerns with our russian friends about a lot of things happening in syria and we believe that syria ayes future is too important to be left into hands of terrorist organisations. relations between russia and turkey are clearly getting better. last year, the leaders held eight face—to—face meetings. this year, they've spoken
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seven times on the phone. turkey has agreed to buy air defence missile systems from russia, which caused some disquiet among turkey's nato allies. it is also a clear illustration that things are better than in 2015 when turkey shot down a russian fighter over 2015. the bbc‘s turkey correspondent, mark lowen. it was a change indeed from november 2015, when turkey downed a russian jet over its territory and vladimir putin called turkey an accomplice of terrorists and accused it of standing back. —— a stab in the back. today it was all smiles and backslapping. erdogan repeatedly called president putin "my dear friend". they discussed all sorts of issues, from trade, security, syria. the two countries really have grown extremely close together on several issues, arguably closer than they've ever been. a remarkable transition in the space of two and a half years or so. and i think what's behind it is these are two
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strongmen leaders who are increasingly shunned by western governments, and they need each other. they are almost united in isolation. turkey and russia need each other on certain issues, including tourism. four and a half million russian tourists come to turkey. in syria, turkey has needed russia's ascent to pursue its offence against kurdish fighters in northern syria. and really, what you're seeing is a pivoting from turkey away from the west towards russia, and that for nato and the european union, which really need a close relationship with this with this strategic, hugely important country, that is really worrying. turkey is, in a sense, going away from its decades—long trajectory, its hopes of eu membership virtually dead in the water, as it is cosying up ever further towards russia. inafew in a few minutes, were going to be like in new york to talk about spotify. it is trading for the first time
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on the new york stock exchange. it started trading in an unusual way. how it works. there is growing concern over violence in london after two shootings overnight. a 17—year—old girl — named locally as tanesha melbourne — was shot dead in tottenham, in the north of the city, and a 16—year—old boy is critically ill after being found with gunshot wounds in north london's walthamstow. the met police's detective chief superintendent richard wood gave more details. just after 9:30pm last night... sadly, a 17—year—old female was located at the scene who sadly died shortly afterward. our thoughts are with the friends and family at that young lady at the moment. about 10pm, another incident in which a 16—year—old male was shot and a
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15—year—old stabbed. the 16—year—old is currently critically ill and the 15—year—old has serious but not life—threatening injuries. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story comes from france. travel chaos in france as railway workers start three months of rolling strikes. let's bring you some of the stories covered by bbc world service. india has been cleared of doping but given a "strong written reprimand" after syringes were found in the commonwealth games athletics village. games officials said the doctor of india's boxing team injected an unwell athlete with vitamins, breaching rules on the use of syringes. russian mps are calling for economic sanctions against latvia because of language reforms which insist that latvian is used in all lessons. that rules out russian. more than quarter of the population are ethnic russians. dozens of newly—discovered
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giant dinosaur footsteps are helping to shed light on the evolution of dinosaurs. they were found on the isle of skye and date back 170 million years. they suggest that dinosaurs were present in scotland for longer than had been previously thought. the duke of edinburgh has been admitted to hospital today for a planned operation on his hip. the 96—year—old is expected to undergo surgery on wednesday. let's bring in the bbc‘s charlotte gallagher, who was outside the king edward vii hospital in london. tell us more edward vii hospital in london. tell us more about the operation that's going to happen please. we've been told by buckingham palace that this isa told by buckingham palace that this is a planned operation on the duke's hit. we don't exactly know what this operation is or what exactly is wrong with the duke's hip. but we do know is he's had a condition which has been bothering him for about a month or so taken this decision to go in and have surgery. the duke
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retired from public duty blaster but we have seen him quite a bit. you saw him on christmas day attending a church service with the queen and we've also seen him writing a carriage around the royal parks, something he likes to do. questions we re something he likes to do. questions were raised about his health in recent times when he did not attend easter sunday church service with the rest of the royal family. and now, as you say come found that he has been admitted into the hospital for this hip operation. the prince is 96 years old but he's there reactive —— very active for 96. he's a lwa ys reactive —— very active for 96. he's always seems to be in good health. next month's royal wedding, a huge occasion when prince harry marries meghan markle. and there is some thought he wanted to be fit and well for the next month. charlotte, we appreciate the update. thank you very much indeed. spotify is listed on the new york stock market with a value
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of $29.5 billion. that was higher than expected. that makes it more valuable than twitter, for example. not bad for a company that's never turned a profit. spotify‘s ceo and co—founder is daniel ek. he has a stake is worth at least $22 billion. he created this music streaming service. listen to this investor, though, who says it's already eyeing new markets. one area they will get into is the ticketing business. imagine a live nation spotify partnership, orjust going direct into ticketing. if you think about the data that spotify has, katy perry or steve aoki, or whoever can drop an album or drop a single. spotify, very quickly, has the tools already today to tell those artists, "hey, you're starting your tour in los angeles. it actually turns out you shouldn't go to la.
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you should go to mexico city, berlin, you know, sao paulo because those are the top cities where people are listening to your music, your new music, right now." here's the background to all of this. spotify started 10 years ago. it persuaded record companies to let users stream their music for free and the users would have to listen to ads. those were dark times for the music industry. this graph shows sales of cds in dark blue. year on year, they came down and down and down. this was when file sharing apps were meaning many people simply helped themselves to music. the light blue is revenue from streaming services. you can see that increasing. by 2015, sales were going up again, but for the first time, the music industry made more money from streaming than sales. which is why spotify is right in the centre of this. it has more than 40% of the streaming market. it has somewhere in the region
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of 159 million users, and about half of them pay a monthly fee. it's had some bumpy moments along the way. taylor swift famously pulled her music off spotify in 2014, saying it didn't compensate musicians fairly. but last week, she debuted her latest video on spotify. so that has been cleared up. but the fact that spotify is now on the stock market is going to apply more pressure on this relationship between the business and the artist. this is rory cellan—jones on that issue. a lot of this is to do with their relation with the music labels. the music labels have got a large chunk of spotify and most of a huge chunk of spotify and most of a huge chunk of the revenue each month just go straight up to the music labels. the artists themselves always known about how little they get them a cent. but the brutal truth is
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spotify is paying too much after this music labels by any reasonable measurement, and that is making its public project more difficult. it's got to find other routes and that's not going to be easy. this tweet today sums up that testy relationship. the singer in the punk band worriers tweeted: "i wonder if i could make more money buying spotify stock than we do from actually streaming with them." the market has just closed in new york, kim gittleson is there. where do you do on price? the shares closed at $1119 still significantly above what the guidance was. they thought the price would be about $132 a share. i was there early this morning and there was an investor friend on the dash frenzy on the floor of the new york stock exchange. this meant that market makers on the floor of the stock
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exchange tended to go old school. they were writing numbers that i had saying i have 165, what do you have? eventually they settled on 165. that was the opening price for spotify‘s shares. even though we shot a little bit of a decline here today, it's still well above what many of the a nalysts still well above what many of the analysts thought the company was worth. it was something investors cheered here in new york. they traded in the end old school way but it seems the company is new school. they are up against the biggest guns in town, apple. i was speaking to a professor here at new york university this is spotify has a big competition, big names. they say spotify has been focusing on streaming music, they have a competitive advantage, and that's why they have a 40% share of the
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market on streaming music... i have a spotify count and to make sure they have a better relationship with artists because this what they're focusing on. whether or not this is something in the long—term, spotify is still losing quite a bit of money in filing with us regulators. they said they plan to still lose something like 330 million euros this year. that's $400 million. which is exactly music to investors ea rs which is exactly music to investors ears but as long as they remain the market leader in show that revenue growth is growing year after year, investors might be more patient with the company. it isn't completely new business model for the industry. tim, thank you very much. uber‘s plan to sell its southeast asia business to grab may have hit a roadblock. singapore regulators say they're looking into whether this could violate competition laws. the chief executive at grab is anthony tan.
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karishma vaswani's been talking to him. we have competitors in transport, competitors in food. we are very blessed because we have over 90 million installed base across the region. the fight one in four, one in five of funds across the region. we have close to 3 million drivers. thatin we have close to 3 million drivers. that in itself creates an ecosystem. that in itself creates an ecosystem. that ecosystem, we can leverage upon for food. we can leverage that ecosystem, we can leverage upon forfood. we can leverage it that ecosystem, we can leverage upon for food. we can leverage it for payments because now we have the two largest, transportation and food. we can leverage it for financial services. we can provide our drivers... hey, do you want to get a second bike, upgrade to a car? i am not a lawyer but my humble understanding is, right now, so far there is zero issues. zero issues
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specifically on the deal of how it is done, of course there are ways we can make it better and ways we can manage how to serve our customers better. deterrence -- gotta go do some breaking news. this a copy coming to us from reuters, saying police officers are responding to a possible shooter at the headquarters of youtube in california. these are pictures we have coming in from a helicopter. you can see a couple of armed people there come a couple of armed people there come a couple of armed police there. we don't have a great deal more of information but of course we are working on this all the time now with colleagues in the newsroom and we will come back to this in the next couple of minutes. 0h.
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oh. the easter weekend was trouble—free across the united states. apart from monday, when we saw a storm with across the northeast united states, bringing the new york area its heaviest snow in 30 years... we're looking at another weather system pushing in from the west in the next couple of days and this is going to contain a number of things, strong winds, heavy rain and heavy snow. to the south, up line of heavy showers or severe thunderstorms possibly the risk of some large hail and tuesday to wednesday. across the west, it's a quieter story for the next few days. some sunshine around but very much cloudy and wetter weather we are moving into the pacific northwest and later into california by the end of the week. for vancouver, settled, dreary cloudy,
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very wet conditions. new york, a brief bit of warmer air and then it becomes unsettled. crossing to south asia, a number of things going on here. severe thunderstorms but also heat wave conditions. pretty typical for this time of year. warnings in force. temperatures range from 40-45dc. force. temperatures range from 40—45dc. across the south and east of india into bangladesh, risk is a violent thunderstorms. this is going to be the story for the next couple of days. into australia, western australia, fine and dry as we head deeper on into the week but we are looking at this system here. this is what the remnants of tropical storm iris was a few days ago. now invigorated, back into a tropical cyclone, and is going to bring some heavy rain to parts of the queensland coast. it could affect the commonwealth games which start
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here on the 4th of april, but i think most of the heavy rain will be to the north. temperature wise with it should be for the of the year. back closer to home, a big area of low pressure sitting across the british isles affecting much of the northwest. fairly strong winds, heavy rains, some thunderstorms mixed in there too but also some colder air moving in behind it which should be affecting northern parts of britain. it remains very u nsettled of britain. it remains very unsettled to parts of central parts of europe, turning warmer here though. you can see temperature is rising in frankfurt. back home, across the british isles, it's going to be unsettled because of that area of low pressure. always mount across the south. cold in the north and hill snow across scotland. —— always mount in the south. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source, and these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. french railway workers begin their three
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month rolling strike, testing president macron's resolve to reform the economy. president trump says he's sending the troops to stop illegal immigration from mexico. until we can have a wall and proper security, we are going to be guarding our border with the military. chinese parents, reunited with their missing daughter, 24—years after she disappeared. every day, outside source features bbc journalists working in over 30 languages. your questions are always welcome. #bbcos is the hashtag. let's go straight back to this
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breaking news we have. i can access copy coming into the bbc newsroom. this is telling us that police officers are responding to a possible shooter at the headquarters of youtube in california. police have said to stay out of the area and a police dispatch have said by telephone it was an active situation. here is some more detail. reports say... reports say... but is the source of the quota being shared on social media. people are being advised to stay out
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of the area. this is live feed coming in from a helicopter. i don't know if this is local tv news or the police. but you can see that there are definitely armed police present in this area. a huge amount of activity, as you would expect when there is a possible threat of this nature. we have not had confirmation from the authorities, just reports that there may be an active shooter. the police are trying to find out a lot more. we havejournalists in london and in the newsroom in washington working hard to clear up what information we can share with you. we will keep working on that and no doubt come back to it in the next few minutes. you'll remember last week the us announced it would expel 60 russian diplomats in response to a chemical attack on a former russian spy in the uk. well, it turns out the us pledge comes with a massive caveat. the us will in fact not require russia to reduce the number of staff
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in its washington embassy. in other words, the 60 diplomats who were kicked out can be replaced by others. let's hear from barbara plett—usher, washington. this doesn't quite sound like the same story we were covering last week. it sounds a bit like musical chairs but in actual fact, week. it sounds a bit like musical chairs but in actualfact, the week. it sounds a bit like musical chairs but in actual fact, the state department has said this is not a special dispensation, this is standard operating procedure that means that if a diplomat... his or her government can put forward a replacement name. the russians are able to do that if they want to look and the state department will look at each name on a case—by—case basis and they have also said that presumably the americans can do the same with russia. because the russians have not put a cap on the
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number of us personnel that can work in russia. they did that in august when there was another round of diplomatic tensions. that led to quite a lot of disruption and downsizing. that is not the case now. it does not seem to be the case, at least. the us in theory could put forward replacement mains. in practice, there have not been any applications put forward from either side and also the diplomats in russia, the americans who have been given their marching orders have not left the country yet. the russians have left america. they left at the weekend. ijust want weekend. i just want to play a clip of president trump speaking earlier about american relations with russia. ideally we want to be able to get along with russia. it is a good thing not a bad thing. maybe we well and maybe we won't. and
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probably nobody has been tougher to russia than donald trump. if you ta ke russia than donald trump. if you take a look at our military strength now, which would not have happened had the opponent one, if you took a look at the island gas we are producing no, we are independent, and are now exporting. —— audio and gas. nato has taken in a tremendous amount of money because of donald trump. that would not never happen. nato was much stronger. aside from the fact he was talking about himself in the third person the whole time, what did you make of what he had to say? he seems to be trying to address this perception that while his administration is tough on russia, he is not. there have been times when the differences are so great it seems they are in parallel universes. it seems incoherent. you had the issue of russia being sold toxic in washington because of this investigation that the russian
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ambassador can barely get anybody to meet with him and on the other hand you had donald trump recently proposing a summit in the white house during a recent call with vladimir putin. the disconnect seems to be quite big but donald trump i think in this answer was trying to address his critics, saying these are all the tough things i have done that russia does not like. but on the other hand if possible i would like to have a good relationship with vladimir putin and i think i can. it would be a good thing, of course. it would be a good thing for these nuclear powers to have some form of communication but in actual fa ct, form of communication but in actual fact, that seems to be at its lowest level since the end of the cold war, which is quite ironic given donald trump ‘s soft spot for vladimir putin. thank you, always good to talk to you. we must go back across to the west coast and remind you of the copy that has come in the last minutes, reports from california saying the
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youtube headquarters is in lockdown after gunfire was heard. we can confirm it is in lockdown. we are just not sure where that gunfire came from or if indeed there has been a shooter involved. a youtube worker says he saw people running and barricaded himself in a room with other colleagues. it is in the san bruno area of san francisco. officers were warned at the scene and advised to stay out of the area. that is the main piece of copy. there was this as well, confirming officers are responding to a possible shooter situation. then we have this camera confirming... you can see a lot of people out on the pavements. some people have been asked to leave their offices. we can be sure that there is a police operation under way. you can see it with your own eyes that not only our workers out on the streets but also in earlier shots we also saw armed
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police in attendance and a large number of emergency vehicles. looking at this shop, you get an idea of the kind of area it is. alphabet is the umbrella company created by google. the structure is a little, located. this is one of youtube ‘s buildings. the camera is panning around. the issue is why we can be sure there is an emergency services operation going on, we cannot be sure what precisely is the nature of the threat, if indeed there is any. there have been unverified reports of gunfire. we have heard reports from people within the company that there were elements of people within the building saying there is an issue but the police have not put out a statement saying there are definitely —— there is definitely a
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threat. let's have a look at some of the other information that we have. a lot of it is unverified. it is being posted by people and there is a process of working out all those people are and whether they are legitimate. here we have one person saying an active shooter... this is the tweet that has been widely shared. here is another. i am not for a minute doubting the honesty of this person tweeting but we just need to be careful about waiting for the police to confirm whether there was a shooter and whether there was a shooter and whether there was a shooter and whether there is a active shooter. we will keep a close eye on this. let me show you these dramatic pictures from china.
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a woman is hugging her mother after being reunited with her biological family after 24 years. she's called kang ying and she reportedly disappeared when she was three years old. her family searched around the city of chengdu but to no avail. herfather even became a taxi driver in the hope she might get into his cab. but it was actually a post he put online that found her. more on that in a moment. now, many people commenting on the video on chinese social media assumed kang ying was trafficked. but in this article her adoptive family say she was found on the side of the road and raised in a town just 20 km away. here's vincent ni from the bbc chinese service. so, it happened in 1994. on a busy
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day, the father ran out of change and he went to a neighbouring store to look for some change. met when he came back, he could not find his daughter. over the years, came back, he could not find his daughter. overthe years, he came back, he could not find his daughter. over the years, he has been trying to find his daughter and really interesting detail that in 2015, in order to find his daughter, he became a taxi driver, in the hope that one day the daughter would turn up that one day the daughter would turn up in his car and began his passenger. the dramatic moment came last year, late last year, when a police sketch artist had a drawing of what she might look like as an aduu of what she might look like as an adult woman and then that picture was uploaded onto the internet and thousands of miles away on the other side of the country, this one actually saw it and said, this
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probably was me. she got in touch with the father and it turned out it was her birth father. the adoptive family, have they explained why at the time they did not take this little girl to the authorities to say, look, we have found a baby and we don't know who she belongs to? that is an interesting question. at the moment we don't know very much about it. there was a quote from chinese media saying the familyjust found her on that day and they took her back home but we don't know what really was happening behind that. we cannot extrapolate too many broader issues from this case but i know because you have been telling us the issue of missing children and trying to connect adults with their originalfamilies is to connect adults with their original families is a to connect adults with their originalfamilies is a big issue in china. yes, luckily this story turned out to be a happy ending but there are tens of thousands of reported similar cases in the country and in some cases they involve organised crime, sometimes police corruption. there is no
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official statistics in terms of how many missing children there are every year in china. but academics estimate there could be ranging from 20,000 to 200,000. we are talking about up to 500 cases per day. it is pretty serious, if you look into that aspect of the story. yesterday israel agreed a deal to resettle tens of thousands of african migrants. well, prime minister benjamin neta nyahu scrapped it, hours after it was announced. the un brokered the deal and it wants israel to reconsider. it isa it is a win—win situation. it will benefit israel because they will be able to meet its international obligations. it will also have an international component because other countries will sharing the responsibility and also will solve the situation of many of these
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people who need. we believe this is a very positive step and we hope that soon the prime minister will be able to obtain the necessary support so that the intimidation can go ahead. this was the deal. 16,000 african migrants in israel would be settled in western nations. we know germany, italy and canada had signed up. in return, israel would provide temporary residence in israel for the same number of migrants. most are from eritrea and sudan, and travelled through egypt and then into israel illegally. they did so before a border fence was built in 2013. when mr netanyahu announced the deal he was immediately criticised by anti—migrant groups and some politicians from within his own party. he posted his change of heart on facebook after visiting south tel aviv, which is a low income area with a large migrant community. he says he will now
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consider "all options... to remove the infiltrators". that leaves an estimated 37,000 migrants in limbo. this is a spokesperson for the eritrean community in tel aviv. we feel like we are in the middle of the game and we... benjamin netanyahu the game and we... benjamin neta nyahu is the game and we... benjamin netanyahu is putting us as a ball. he is using us for his game. we've seen protests in tel aviv and jerusalem today against this decision. here's the bbc‘s yolande knell injerusalem. this whole issue actually dealing with about 40,000 people who come mainly from eritrea and sudan caused a huge political and moral dilemma for israelis and also there were
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some jewish campaigners outside the country who were giving their opinion as well. basically there was on the one hand an argument that having the presence of so many young men who have come on this route, mainly muslim and christian, not jewish, this would change the demographics of the country. also this idea that it could encourage more people to try to come and make a home here, crossing perhaps illegally into israel. but there was also this point made that israel is also this point made that israel is a nation of refugees and there were many people who felt that there should be a more compassionate response and so you see even in the la st response and so you see even in the last few hours there have been quite big demonstrations, many israeli activists alongside africans, standing for example outside the prime minister '5 residence in jerusalem and criticising him for this reversal in his policy. let's go back to this breaking story coming from california. there were
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reports of a possible shooter at the headquarters of youtube. i was reading you a couple of bits of wire copy. this has now come in. please confirm there is active shooter at youtube offices. san bruno police have said to everyone to stay out of the area and to await more information. this is a tweet that has been widely shared. san bruno is an area in san francisco. you can see it, roughly halfway up the californian coast. a police dispatcher also said by telephone it was an active situation. we have a number of different police sources confirming this is an active situation. this is the feed we are being given from a helicopter. we don't have control of
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where the camera is pointing but no sign of huge amounts of activity. an ambulance on the left. earlier we saw armed police and a great number of emergency service vehicles. between ten and 20. we also saw a number of office workers who had clearly been asked to get out of the building they were in and they were lined up against one wall. not lined up lined up against one wall. not lined up by lined up against one wall. not lined up by the police as in terms of stay there you cannot move, but obviously being told to wait. as you can see, the streets are empty. this area is being cleared by the services as they try and deal with what they say is now an active shooter situation. we will keep a close eye on that. very few details coming through at the moment. but as you would expect, we will come back to that towards the end of the programme. the un is making another push to bring peace and aid to yemen. the country's in the throws
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of a devastating civil war, with a saudi—led coalition supporting the government and iran supporting houthi—rebels. the un says around 22 million people need urgent assistance. over 3 million children and pregnant women are acutely malnourished. and on average, six children are being killed or injured every day. the un also says it needs $3 billion in emergency aid. antonio guterres is its secretary general and he spoke at a un conference in geneva. yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis. as the conflict enters its fourth year, more than 22 million people, three quarters of the population, need humanitarian aid and protection. some 18 million people are insecure. 1 million more
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than when we convened last year. and a horrifying 8.4 million of these people do not know how they will obtain their next meal. let me show you some pictures from yemen we've been getting into the newsroom. these images are from hudaydah central hospital, which is full of severely malnourished children who have only ever known war. and this is the main reason they are malnurished. these pictures show the country's biggest port in hodeidah and it's deserted. saudi arabia imposed a blockade on yemen that pushed the country to the brink of famine. yemen imports 90% of its food. the blockade was eased slightly in december, but not enough food, medicines or humanitarian aid are coming through. these pictures are from yesterday and show the aftermath of a saudi—led airstrike in hodeidah. it killed 12 civilians, including 7 children. this war is in its fourth year.
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and it's caught in a power struggle between sunni and shia muslims. saudi arabia is sunni, iran is shia. yemen's embattled government is sunni, the houthi rebels are shia. saudi arabia doesn't want a shia government next door, which is one of the reasons it's intervened. this is the analysis of the bbc‘s security correspondent frank gardner. i think the saudis have realised for quite some time that they cannot bomb the houthis back to the negotiating table, which is i think what they thought back in march 20 15. the war began in 2014 when the houthis marched down and took over
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the capital and they are allied themselves with the ousted former president who put his own republican guard at their disposal. that allowed them to take over much of the country. because of a tenuous link with ray rahn, the saudis said, we cannot allow this —— iran. they drew a line in the sand. they put together a coalition and they started bombing in march 2015. i have been down three or four times since then and interviewed people. i have been to the operation centre and it is one of the most intense and it is one of the most intense and destructive bombing campaigns in recent history and it has failed to dislodge the houthis. the saudis are not going to achieve a military victory. unfortunately, neither side is so exhausted, the people are, but the competence, the people doing the fighting, have not yet exhausted themselves to the point where they
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say, let's just stop this. the saudis are definitely looking for a way out of this. they realise they cannot achieve a straight military victory but they are not prepared to settle for what they see as takeover of their southern neighbour. they will carry on. they have the money to do it. the current prince who is effectively running this war is still popular with young people in the country. he has political backing to do it. however distasteful it is morally. these are the live pictures coming in from these are the live pictures coming infrom san these are the live pictures coming in from san francisco. police saying there is an active shooter situation at the headquarters of youtube, in an area of san francisco called san bruno. there is the broader map of california. you can see it is quite a way south from the centre of san francisco. but san bruno police are saying stay out of this area. a
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police dispatch has said by telephone this is an active situation. there are updates coming in all the time. this is the most significant yet. this backs of what we have been hearing from staff within the building. it was not an earthquake. it is active shooter situation according to the police. these are the latest pictures coming in. more coverage on this from bbc news. goodbye. over the easter weekend, undoubtedly the north of scotland was the place
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to be with the sunniest conditions. elsewhere we had plenty of rain. a months worth of rain in parts of england and wales and that has led to water courses becoming swollen. there will be some dry days ahead but to take this into wednesday, there will be more in the way of wet weather. coming courtesy of this area of low pressure pushing up from the bay of biscay. frequent heavy thundery showers. but at the same time, we have that weather front across scotland. the air will turn cold across southern scotland. rain turning back to snow over the hills. england and wales, you will be hard—pressed england and wales, you will be ha rd—pressed to avoid england and wales, you will be hard—pressed to avoid a showers. some longer spells of rain in the midlands and the north. temperatures still in the teens. a windy end to the day in the west. into thursday,
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the day in the west. into thursday, the winds come confined to eastern areas. colderfor most the winds come confined to eastern areas. colder for most of the country. a widespread frost across scotland, northern ireland and northern england. early cloud across eastern england clearing. but it will be the uk wide sunniest day of the week. long spells of sunshine. temperatures lifting after that chilly start. clouding over in the west later. friday, low pressure to the west this time. that is going to scoop up some warm air from the south and that will boost temperatures. sunshine across eastern parts. but we will start to see rain later on across parts of ireland and the far west of scotland and eventually west wales and devon and eventually west wales and devon and cornwall before the afternoon is out. again, temperatures will be on the rise. the mild air will be
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squeezed off a little bit as we go into saturday but exactly where this weather front will be will be crucial. there will be rain on it. if that weather friend is a little further westwards, any breaks in the cloud, we could see temperatures boosted. across the bulk of the uk, it should be dry with sunny spells. the second half of the weekend, we are into no man's land. we could see that weatherford returned, producing rain, creeping towards the midlands but scotland, wales and northern ireland will stay dry throughout. temperatures should hold up after a chilly start. and then we go into next week. it does look like the jet strea m next week. it does look like the jet stream is going to split. this portion dipping down into the mediterranean. and another pushing
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to the north. high pressure to the north, low pressure to the south. the exact positioning that will be crucial to the weather next week. but it looks like easterly winds will be dominant. no significant weather systems on the cards at the moment. a mixture of sunshine and showers. but we will keep you updated. tonight at ten... the upsurge of violence on the streets of london. two teenagers are the latest victims. they include this 17 year—old killed in north london last night, one of 48 murder inquiries launched by the metropolitan police so far this year. as tributes were paid to the teenager, the city's police and local authorities pledged to work hard to deal with what they called a ‘violent scourge'. we are doing everything we can lawfully to deal with the rise, use every tactical option available, enhancing the police presence in key
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locations but most of all working with communities. we'll have the latest as police confirm the death of a 16 year—old boy who was shot in east london last night. also tonight... do you regret going to that event? not in the slightest.
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