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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is nkem ifejika. our top stories: another devastating ea rthqauke hits the indonesian island of lombok — more than 80 people are killed — the rescue operation hampered by power cuts. venezuela's president blames the ultra right for an alleged assasination attempt on his life — security forces say six people have been arrested. more are expected. a vintage plane crashes into the swiss alps — 20 people are confirmed dead — the world war two craft was on a sightseeing trip. police in chicago plan more patrols following a deadly weekend of shootings — much of it linked to gang violence. and thousands of firefighers continue their battle in northern california — the wildfire there is now the fifth largest in state history, and still growing. hello and welcome to the programme.
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another deadly earthquake has struck indonesia, killing more than 80 people on lombok island. hundreds more were injured. the search and rescue operation is continuing, but is being hampered by power cuts. it's the second earthquake to hit lombok in a week. rhodri davies reports. these are deadly tremors that have become feared and familiar to people in this part of indonesia. this magnitude seven earthquake hit the coast on the resort island of lombok on sunday and killed dozens of people, as well as injuring more. the us geological survey said it struckjust ten kilometres underground. and above ground, there was palpable panic. translation: when i was working, it was initially
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just little shocks, but then it was getting bigger and bigger and people started to shout "earthquake." then all of the staff panicked and rushed out of the building, then officials asked everyone to vacate the building. it is the second quake to hit here in a week, forcing families to rush from their homes and onto the streets, where they stayed amid blackouts to sleep and wait for safety. others resorted to prayer, as the power cuts hampered rescue attempts. officials did issue a tsunami warning that they later cancelled, although the seawater as high as 13 centimetres entered a couple of villages. and there were two after—shocks to come. translation: we experienced an after—shock, it was very strong. we ran out from our house twice. this is a residential area, the majority of the houses here are for rent.
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everyone ran out because the quake was very strong. and it was felt on the neighbouring island of bali, where tourists fled from shopping malls and hotels. we were a little scared, and it went on for a very, very long time. everything shook, everything was moving. a hospital in bali put patients outside to sit in tents, while others with broken bones and head injuries were being taken to it. both islands are popular with tourists. the airports on them have suffered minor damage, but remain open. and after a quake killed 16 people and left 500 hikers stranded last week, with more dead in today's strike, people may be wondering what will come next. rhodri davies, bbc news. and we'll have more on this later in the programme.
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let's get some of the day's other news. the president of south sudan, salva kiir, and the rebel leader riek machar have signed a power—sharing agreement which is designed to bring an end to five years of civil war. large crowds cheered outside the venue in khartoum as the deal was signed. many thousands of people have been killed in the conflict, and four million have fled their homes. the united states looks set to roll out new sanctions against iran. the secretary of state, mike pompeo, said an announcement will be made in the next 2a hours. president trump pulled the us out of a deal between world powers and tehran in may. that agreement enabled the lifting of international sanctions in return for curbs on iran's nuclear programme. police in the us state of new mexico have rescued ii malnourished children who were being kept in squalid conditions in a remote desert compound. the local sheriff's office said the children, aged i to 15, had no shoes and were wearing rags. five adults were found at the scene, including two heavily armed men. armed men have attacked a convoy of cars carrying the us
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envoy to bangladesh in the capital dhaka. ambassador marcia bernicat and her security team were able to get away unharmed, but two cars were damaged in the incident on saturday. thousands of students and school children have been engaged in a week—long protest calling for safer roads. six people have been arrested in venezuela for involvement in an apparent assassination attempt against president nicolas maduro on saturday. the interior minister said the six were part of a group that loaded two drones with explosives and set them off during a military parade in caracas. our latin america correspondent katy watson reports. mr maduro‘s speech started off like all the others, a rallying call on state television to support his revolution. and then this happened. the sound cuts off. the television pictures continue to roll. at this point, you can hear what sounds like panicked officials trying to protect mr maduro.
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and then chaos. the broadcast gets cut. unverified footage appears to show the moment the drone exploded during the president's speech. pictures taken seconds afterwards show the president being shielded by bodyguards. within hours of the incident, he returned on screen, defiant. translation: there has been an attempt to assassinate me. i have no doubt that this all points to the extreme right in venezuela in cahoots with the extreme right in colombia and that the colombian president is behind this attempt, i have no doubt. the aftermath felt chaotic. the secret service, a common sight in venezuela, was out in force. this evening, six people were arrested over the incident. colombia has denied any involvement in the incident, as has the us. i can say unequivocally
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there is no us government involvement in this at all. he's made accusations, accusing the outgoing president of colombia of responsibility for what he calls the extreme right wing in venezuela. that means the vast opposition to his authoritarian rule. and he has blamed unnamed financiers in the united states. these are things he's said before. venezuela is in deep economic crisis. people are going hungry amid acute food shortages. hospitals are running out of supplies. inflation is expected to rise to 1,000,000% by the end of this year. the opposition has warned that mr maduro will use these images to take advantage of a further crackdown on his political opponents. katy watson, bbc news. eva golinger is an attorny and advisor to former venezuelan president hugo chavez. that was the predecessor to nicolas
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maduro. thank you forjoining us. we have heard from the united states and from nicolas maduro himself. what are you hearing on the ground? are nicolas maduro... , is credible? it is still unclear as to who the actual authors or intellectual authors of this attack are. —— maduro‘s accusations. one thing i do believe that is important to point out is that despite the fact that there was initially some doubt as to there was initially some doubt as to the credibility of what the government's version of the event was, that it was a drone attack against nicolas maduro and others, possibly, in his government, was because his cabinet as it was a stage with him at the same time, almost of them, and so it would have
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been a very drastic situation, had the drone actually exploded on stage. one thing that is important to point out is that there have been a number of independent and critical journalists, critical of nicolas maduro‘s government, that have confirmed, and have confirmed with others, as well, that they were to growden could explode seemed intent on attacking nicolas maduro what he was speaking. —— about it. it shows the vulnerability in venezuela. the level also of attention and pressure that the government is under, the instability in the country, that this sort of volatile situation could easily occur in the country. and camila, we'll find out more in the days to come, that was behind it, but i believe it was an amateur attack. it does not look
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professionally conducted, or it would have been successful. they can certainly be fringe extremist groups behind it that had been seeking to oust nicolas maduro from office. behind it that had been seeking to oust nicolas maduro from officelj am oust nicolas maduro from office.” am no expert either, but i had similar feelings am no expert either, but i had similarfeelings to am no expert either, but i had similar feelings to you about the expertise of those who might have tried to carry out the attack. but i suppose it does show how bad things are. the reason i say that is because i spoke to some opposition activists, and they said they do not like nicolas maduro, but they would not want him dead. that would not be their way to get into office, to kick out of others. so things must be tabled to get to this stage. absolutely. and this is a thread of events that have been taking place over the past year or so where there have been some violent actions against the government from these fringe far—right or anti—government— iam not fringe far—right or anti—government— i am not sure they have a proper ideology. they just want i am not sure they have a proper ideology. theyjust want nicolas maduro out. something the opposition
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is in disarray, there is desperation in the country. nicolas maduro one election in may. he has now and as economic reforms. people are possibly hopeful this could improve the situation on the ground. but overall he has displayed a voter infinity. the dramatic erosion of democratic institutions in the country, and so i think it is correct that some presumed that this kind of incident could be used for a further crackdown on those in the opposition. in same time, there has not been a viable alternative presented to the government in venezuela. and until that happens, there will continue to be these guys are desperate actions that will take place, as long as the country remains in such a dire economic crisis. i suppose what is done is it gives credibility to nicolas maduro's claims in the past. but then we can say is what they are tragedies in. that is great. it does
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happen. i studied extensively and research. the us was behind a against chavez in 2002, and made state m e nts against chavez in 2002, and made statements in support of the game nikamundrud in statements in support of the game nik amundrud in a de facto regime. there are elements that have engaged in violent acts have used rhetoric of that sort or have plotted. they have worked with bursaries and hired killers and assesses that happen to be across the border in colombia, because colombia has had an affair ina because colombia has had an affair in a country for over a half a century. the mercenaries for hire. i think some of those accusations are great. certainly donald has made state m e nts great. certainly donald has made statements indicating that he would not be military that in venezuela, where a regime change. so despite
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the statements coming out, certainly they would look the other way is that they were to happen. they believe they should be universal condemnation. nicolas maduro is an elected head of state. any violent action against him to assassinate him or somehow overthrow him through the use of bronze, i mean, that should be condemned as a terrorist action, as it would be in any other democratic nation around the world, oi’ democratic nation around the world, orany democratic nation around the world, or any other country, agatha had a. thank you for match —— thank you very much, eva golinger. and you can keep up to date all with the latest develpment in venezuela on the bbc website. you'll find analysis of what's known about the alleged attack — and a profile of president maduro. a world war 2 vintage plane has crashed in the swiss alps, killing all 20 people on board. the aircraft had been returning from locarno in the south of the country, and is thought to have been carrying tourists. swiss police say it came down on a remote mountainside — as sarah campbell reports. there were no survivors. the wreckage of the vintage aircraft now scattered across this alpine slope.
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20 people had been aboard the flight back to zurich. three from austria, the rest from switzerland. one eyewitness said the plane fell from the sky like a stone. what's left of it suggests that was the case. translation: based on the situation at the crash site, we can say that the aircraft smashed into the ground almost vertically at relatively high speed. the exact cause is still to be investigated. what we can rule out at this point is that there was a collision before the crash, neither with another aircraft nor with some other obstacle, such as the cable. junkers 52s were built and used by the german military in the second world war. the one that crashed was part of a fleet now used for sightseeing. according to the owners, it passed a maintenance check at the end ofjuly. the isolated location means there was little radar monitoring of the flight, and the plane had no black box. the question for the investigators is what could have caused such a catastrophic crash. sarah campbell, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news.
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still to come: snapping hong kong's trams — we speak to the photographer documenting the territory's iconic ding dings. the question was whether we want to save our people, and japanese as well, and win the war and taking a chance to win the war by killing our young men. the invasion began at 2am. mr bush, like most other people, was clearly caught by surprise. we call for the immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all the iraqi forces. 100 years old and still full of vigor, vitality and enjoyment of life. no other king or queen in british history has lived so long, and the queen mother is said to be quietly very pleased indeed that she's achieved this landmark anniversary. this is a pivotal moment for the church
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as an international movement. the question now is whether the american vote will lead to a split in the anglican community. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: the indonesian island of lombok has been rocked by the second deadly earthquake within a week. at least 80 people have been killed. the venezuelan government says six people have been arrested for involvement in an apparent assassination attempt against president nicol s maduro. let's get more now on the latest earthquake to hit indonesia. we're joined on the line by rafael abreu, a geophysicist in the national earthquake information centre at the us geological survey. thanks forjoining us, rafael. give
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us some more thanks forjoining us, rafael. give us some more details about what happened and how severe the earthquake was. yes, good evening to you and all the viewers. basically at this particular point, we still have the information of a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hitting in the island of lombok. very close to a previous earthquake of magnitude 6.5 that happened eight days ago. from what we can get from all the news media reports from the region, we're definitely getting 82 people confirmed dead and more than 100 people injured. shallow earthquake, so people injured. shallow earthquake, so this is a type of impact that we would expect for an earthquake of this size. 0k, thank you very much. rafael abreu of the us geological survey, he's a geophysicist at the national earthquake centre. this weekend has seen a surge
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in violent crime in the us city of chicago. local media say 59 people have been shot since friday night. the death toll is still not clear, but some reports say at least five people have been killed, others place it as high as eight. police say that despite the recent violence, murder rates are actually down, as lebo diseko reports. after a weekend of violence, this is what is left. the pain and grief for families almost too much to bear. scenes like this were repeated throughout chicago this weekend, with dozens of people shot since friday night. most of it happened between saturday night and sunday morning. 30 people shot within three hours, according to local media. police say some of the shootings were targeted and linked to gangs. what i promised you is we will be defeated. i promised this city we won't be defeated, we won't be overrun by that small group, that
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small element that's committing these reckless act. we will not, i promise you we will not be defeated. we need more help from ourjudicial system, we need more help from our judicial partners than we're getting, but we won't be defeated in this. just last week, thousands marched against gun violence in this city, where the levels of murder have earned it the name chiraq. protesters have called for more to be done with the problem and make their neighbourhoods safe. scenes like this have become all too familiarfor scenes like this have become all too familiar for many people living here, particularly in poorer areas. and yet speaking on sunday, police said both merging murders and shootings have blocked by a quarter each so far this year and that they continue to head in the right direction. but for families like these that will be hard to believe as they struggle to deal with the aftermath of this weekend's carnage. lebo diseko, bbc news. the greek government has replaced
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the chiefs of its police force and fire brigade following criticism of their handling of the wildfires near athens, which killed 90 people. it comes just days after the resignation of the civil protection minister. opposition parties say the government failed to provide warnings and evacuate the area and gave conflicting accounts of what went wrong. president trump has declared a major emergency in california as wildfires rage across the state. thousands of firefighters have been deployed, tackling blazes which have been spread by high temperatures and strong winds. so far, seven people have died and thousands more evacuated. our north america correspondent, chris buckler, reports. for more than a week, parts of california have been in a state of urgency. and now, as a result of the damage, destruction and death is caused by these ferocious wildfires, the white house has declared this a major disaster. slowly they are
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containing more and more of the biggest blazes, but it's obvious firefighters are struggling in their battle against the flames and the conditions. strong winds, high temperatures and low humidity have combined to create the perfect conditions for the wildfires to spread. we've displaced nearly 40,000 plus people. there's been about 1300 plus homes that have been destroyed. but on the good part, we've repopulated many areas and got people back into their homes as quickly as possible. but some don't have homes to return to, and there are other areas where families are now only being ordered to evacuate. that's true beyond california. skylines across a series of states, including utah, had been lit up by the wildfires. a spectacular sight, but everyone here knows what is at risk. we stayed up there as long as we could in our valley until the
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flames, they weren't 360 degrees in our area but close enough that we decided to get out. in california alone, more than 1000 aircraft and fire engines are being used in the attempt to bring the fires under control, but it's proving extraordinarily difficult. the mendocino complex fires north of san francisco now cover a sprawling area more than two thirds the size of los angeles, but declaring this a disaster will mean extra money to help those who lost their homes and businesses, and that number continues to grow. i normally don't like to scare people but i always wa nt to like to scare people but i always want to say we've got tough times ahead. firefighters from new zealand and australia are flying in to try to help tackle a car fire north of sacramento, another of the major blazes. in this state more than 14,000 people have been involved in the huge effort to put out these flames, but this is only the start
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of the wildfire season and there is a clear fear of what california could face in the weeks ahead. chris buckler, bbc news. the australian government has announced more aid for farmers as parts of the country suffer the worst dry spell in living memory. the prime minister, malcolm turnbull, says it's important to respond to what he calls exceptional circumstances. the extra $140 million brings the total relief to more than $426 million. trams are are a prominent part of the cultural hertitege in cities across the world. for more than a century, they've been an iconic feature of hong kong, boasting the only fully operational double—decker tram anywhere. one photographer believes it's so special, she's been documenting the ding dings from dawn to dusk. ding ding! don't forget you can reach me and most of the team on twitter. thank you very much for watching. goodbye. hello.
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it's been a weekend of contrast across the uk. scotland and northern ireland have seen more cloud with some outbreaks of rain at times. england and wales have seen plenty of sunshine and it's been very warm if not hot. but some changes to come through the week. slowly we start to lose the heat. it will feel fresher for all of us, an increasing chance of seeing some showers and also still some sunshine, and it's sunshine we'll continue to see for much of england and wales on monday underneath this area of high pressure. meanwhile, for scotland and northern ireland, these fronts will continue to bring more cloud, and also some outbreaks of rain. but slowly it will ease through monday and become increasingly more patchy, maybe a little bit of rain possibly get into the far north of england through the afternoon. equally some breaks of cloud in eastern scotland. after we've lost the mist and low cloud on the western coast,
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lots of sunshine for england and wales, feeling warm, with 31 or 32 possible in east anglia and south—east england. still 23 celsius for eastern parts of scotland in the best of the sunshine. through tomorrow evening, for most it will be dry with clear skies again for england and wales, before mist and low cloud reforms on western coasts. still a zone of cloud from scotland to northern england could produce a bit of drizzle at times. temperatures dropping to between 12 and 16 celsius in many areas, 17 or 18 maybe still in south—east england. we still have the front going from monday into tuesday. it's a weakening feature as it slips south and east. still a band of cloud stretching from scotland down into parts of wales and south—east england. and it's a dividing line really between the fresher air behind it and still holding onto the heat and warmth further south and east. tuesday will be the last hot day that we see for some time across south—east england. you've still have that zone of cloud, as i mentioned, stretching down from scotland into wales and that could bring patchy rain for a time on tuesday. but it will fizzle out and actually by tuesday afternoon, most areas will become
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largely dry with sunshine. temperatures still exceeding 30 celsius across east anglia and south—east england. the fresher feel further north and west, but it is the last of the hot days. actually through tuesday evening, we could well see some thunderstorms developing across eastern and southern england. as they start to clear away, we'll all be in something fresher as we go into wednesday and thursday. certainly the case across much of scotland, northern ireland and northern england. still some showers around here through wednesday and thursday. but notice the drop in temperature further south and east. many places still dry with an increasing chance that some of us could see some showers. bye— bye. this is bbc news. the headlines: more than 80 people have been killed in an on lombok on lombok island in indonesia. hundreds more are being treated for broken bones and head injuries. the search and rescue operation is continuing, but is being hampered by power cuts. last week an earthquake killed at least fifteen people in the same area.
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venezuela says six people have been arrested after an attempt was made to kill preisdent maduro at a military parade in the capital caracas. the preisdent blamed a ‘right—wing plot‘ by forces within venezuela — and the colombian president — for the apparent attack. colombia says the accusation is baseless. a second world war vintage plane has crashed in the swiss alps, killing all 20 people on board. the aircraft had been returning from locarno in the south of the country, and is thought to have been carrying tourists. swiss police say the 80—year—old plane came down on a remote mountainside in the east of the country. jeremy corbyn has again apologise
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