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hello, this is bbc news. i'm ben bland. our top stories: world leaders gather in buenos aires for the 620 summit, but there's tension over trade, climate change, and the situation in ukraine. a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits alaska, near the city of anchorage, causing widespread damage. a massive data breach at the marriott hotel group. hackers steal the personal details of hundreds of millions of customers. and we'll bring you the extraordinary story of how doctors rebuilt this man's face, after he suffered disastrous gunshot wounds. hello and welcome to bbc news. as the 620 summit begins in buenos aires, the prospects for warm discussions between the world's leaders are looking unlikely. russia's naval clash with ukraine is causing friction, the us—china trade war isn't showing any signs of cooling, and the murder ofjamal khashoggi has thrown a harsh spotlight
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on the saudi crown prince, mohammad bin salman. but at the centre of it all stands the us, and donald trump's attempt to reshape the world's trading system to america's benefit. 0ur north america editor jon sopel is in buenos aires. in his brief time on the world stage, donald trump has been seen as the disruptor in chief. but not this time around. the 620 is a chance for world leaders to discuss matters of mutual interest. speed dating for the ruling class, if you like. but after the murder ofjamal khashoggi, they'd quite like to be able to cold shoulder the saudi leader, mohammad bin salman. the problem is they love his lucrative defence contracts and his country's oil more. he and donald trump exchanged pleasantries but had no meeting. vladimir putin, on the other hand, looked overjoyed to see him. highfives all round. theresa may had a sit down with him, where she raised the murder of the saudi journalist and demanded full transparency
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in the investigation. and president macron of france had this slightly tense exchange. donald trump had been due to sit down with vladimir putin, but the president cancelled the meeting over the seizure of three ukrainian vessels. the russian leader stares ahead impassively as his american counterpart took part. with what took place in respect to the ships, that was the sole reason. but where the us president leaves other world leaders deeply uneasy is over his protectionist america first attitudes toward trade. this has been a battle... but today, the signing of a new trade agreement between mexico, the us and canada. the us mca is the largest, most significant, modern and balanced trade agreement in history. all of our countries will benefit greatly. it is probably the largest trade deal ever made also. though it brought this broadside
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from the canadian prime minister. make no mistake, we will stand up for our workers and fight for theirfamilies and their communities. and donald, it's all the more reason why we need to keep working to remove the tariffs on steel and aluminium between our countries. the key meeting of this 620 will take place tomorrow evening when most of the other world leaders are already on their way home. with donald trump threatening further tariffs against the chinese, his meeting with president xi is absolutely critical. it's no exaggeration that the future direction of the global economy could be decided at their meeting. the protesters on the streets of the capital this afternoon are demanding a fairer world and action on climate change. but donald trump marches to another beat, much more concerned about american business and american exports. and few people hold out much hope of a dramatic breakthrough with the chinese. a powerful earthquake has hit
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alaska, causing damage to homes and businesses there. the 7.0 magnitude quake hit about nine miles north of anchorage at 8.29am local time. several large aftershocks prompted a tsunami warning to be issued, but that has now been lifted. it shattered windows and knocked power out to many homes. james cook reports. alaskans are used to earthquakes, but sometimes you need luck on your side too. holy smokes. this quake struck at 8:30am in the morning... could you get out of there? ..buckling roads and leaving this road stranded, but safe. inside, there was confusion. earthquake drills are all very well, but reality can be quite different. some pupils were already at school. this boy's instinct was to start filming as the children took cover.
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there are tvs on the ground, you can see this right here... the first quake caused damage inside buildings, forcing all of the local tv stations off the air. many people had returned to their offices, when a powerful after—shock sent them scrambling out again. scientists calculated that the epicentre of the first, most powerful tremor was under an inlet, north of anchorage, and issued a tsunami warning. president trump responded on twitter, saying that the great people of alaska had been hit hard by a big one. he promised that the federal government will spare no expense in its response. every year, thousands of earthquakes shake alaska. the full extent of the damage from this one is not yet clear, but it was far bigger than most, rattling even the resilient people of the frozen north. james cook, bbc news. megan mazurek is an anchor at local
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tv station ktva11 news, that has suffered extensive damages. shejoins us from anchorage via webcam. we saw some of the footage in james‘s report there. what is the situation now, how at things? james's report there. what is the situation now, how at things? things are being assessed still. so the 6overnor are being assessed still. so the governor is getting ready to speak for the first time at a press conference on the military base that we have here in anchorage. the major highways out of anchorage, there has been traffic buildups because heading out, there is a large sinkhole and some damage that roadway as well. the other highway out of time, we have major rock slides turning it on. so traffic was being re— routed there. so people are still assessing to see how much damage was done. you can see the damage was done. you can see the damage behind me. we are located in
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north—east anchorage and and it is totally rocked, the ceiling tiles are down. we are still working and gathering all the assessments around town, so we are still working but just for instance, behind me, none of us can work under that roof because that is not secure. so we have to use our laptops elsewhere and kind of guy with the flow, standing water everywhere and agree. people are still trying to see where everything stands. and is this something that you or your collea g u es something that you or your colleagues have experienced before? is this something that you are used to or is this completely unprecedented? no, used to earthquakes. we are really active zone to earthquakes. usually, the states is i think a little more than 800 on average a week but because oui’ 800 on average a week but because our state is so large and a lot of those earthquakes are not big enough to feel, so we have always had
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jewels are now schools and work, that you stop, drop. everyone has that you stop, drop. everyone has that kind of ingrained in them, but having won this big, i have lived in my whole life, i am alaskan and my other friends and colleagues, my whole life, i am alaskan and my otherfriends and colleagues, this is the biggest earthquake that we have ever felt up here in alaska. and we saw president trump's tweet. how important is the support at the federal level in the aftermath of something like this?” federal level in the aftermath of something like this? i think it is extremely important. they declared a disaster as well so that we can use those funds as well the kind of rebuild infrastructure that may need help, things like that, overpasses. see people from president trump, vice president mike pence treat their support and show us that they are here, show their support, is
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nice to see. because we do feel very detached at times here in alaska, so it is nice to see their support coming in. and how soon does the rebuilding effort begin? right away. schools, pretty much everything is closed right now in schools will remain closed tuesday in anchorage. i think we'll hear a lot more from 6overnor walker, who was speaking at the military base at now about what that looks like and we will have a lot more information about that, but i think we are trained for this type of disasters, so people are ready to hit the ground ready to go. 0k, thank you very much. all right, thank you very much. all right, thank you. belgian police have used water cannon and tear gas against protestors who allegedly threw rocks at the prime minister's office in brussels. the demonstration was apparently inspired by the so—called ‘yellow vest‘ protests, which took place
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across france against increases in fuel prices. france's president macron has raised fuel duties to try and reduce emissions that cause global warming. reports from the us say president trump wants to keep troops on the border with mexico for longer, to counter the threat of illegal immigration. more than 5000 troops were sent to the border last month, as a caravan of would—be immigrants made its way through central america. reuters news agency is reporting that the trump administration has now formally asked the pentagon to extend that mission. the ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo is now the second biggest in history. the country's health ministry says there are a26 confirmed and probable cases. the epidemic is now only surpassed by the 2013—2016 outbreak in west africa, where over 28,000 cases were confirmed. the marriott hotel group says hackers have stolen the personal
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details of up to 500 million of its customers. attackers had unauthorised access to the starwood division since 2014. marriott hotel group is one of the largest hotel chains in the world. hackers access the booking database for the group's properties, including brands like sheraton, saint regis and le meridian. it may have happened over the four period, when the company was first alerted to the issue. the marriot branded hotels were not affected because they use a separate reservation system. the company says the
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database contains system. the company says the data base contains records system. the company says the database contains records of up to 500 million customers, with nearly 300 and 30 million of them having some combination of highly sensitive personal data stolen. —— 330 million. that could have included details such as their name, passport number, date of birth and in some cases, credit card numbers, even if the information was encrypted. this attack highlights just how vulnerable hotels can be because they demand high amounts of information from guest and then keep hold of it. we look at some of the major databases in the last couple of years, major databases in the last couple of yea rs, of major databases in the last couple of years, of course the more notable yahoo! breach a few years ago, but that contain some basic information, account information. what is significant is this cases the actual type of data which are stolen, which is much more and significant. the
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chairman of the us —based company said... marriot says they are e—mailing those affected and they have set up a dedicated helpline website with information about the breach. the fbi and a number of regulatory bodies are now investigating how it happened and whether the group reacted fast enough. marriott now faces the possibility of heavy penalties, including millions of dollars in fines. the uk universities minister sam 6yimah has resigned from his post and says he will not support the government over the eu withdrawal bill. his resignation comes after it was confirmed that britain is planning to build its own satellite navigation system to rival the eu's 6alileo project, which is in turn, a rival to the us—led 6ps. the uk had wanted to stay part of 6alileo after brexit, but the eu said it would be banned from secure parts of the programme. in response, theresa may,
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the british prime minister, pulled out of the project and confirmed the uk will instead build its own system, at a cost estimated to be more than £3 billion. stay with us here on bbc news, still to come: we meet the four—year—old girl who was praised for making an emergency call that saved her mother's life. it's quite clear that the worst victims of this disaster are the poor people living in the slums which have sprung up around the factory. i am feeling so helpless that the children are dying in front of me and i can't do anything. charles manson is the mystical leader of the hippie cult suspected of killing sharon tate and at least six other people in los angeles. at 11am this morning,
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just half a metre of rock separated britain from continental europe. it took the drills just a few moments to cut through the final obstacle. then philippe cozette, a minerfrom calais, was shaking hands and exchanging flags with robert fagg, his opposite number from dover. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: world leaders have gathered in buenos aires for the 620 summit — but there's tension over trade, climate change and the situation in ukraine. a 7.0 magnitude earthquake has hit alaska near the city of anchorage, causing widespread damage. well as we've reported, president trump called
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off his meeting with vladimir putin over the seizure of ukrainian naval vessels off the coast of crimea. now ukraine is banning russian men between the ages of 16 and 60 from entering the country. the move is an effort to prevent what ukraine calls the formation of ‘private armies.‘ richard lister reports. another day of exercises for these ukrainian troops amid growing fears of a russian invasion. kiev has already imposed martial law in these border regions. now the ukraine president has banned russian men of fighting age from crossing into the country. translation: these measures are to block the russian federation from forming private armies here under the leadership of the russian armed forces and to prevent them from carrying out operations like those we saw in 2014. when russia annexed ukraine‘s crimean peninsula four years ago, it was these russian militia men in unmarked fatigues who led the way.
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they quickly took over the airport and other key sites. ukraine sees last week‘s clashes in the kerch strait when russia seized three ukrainian vessels and their crews as the first steps to another russian land grab. but moscow accuses kyiv of overreacting. translation: i think it would be very scary if anyone tried to mirror the decisions taken in ukraine. this would be madness. what has happened there is the result of a dysfunctional government. kiev wants nato to patrol this stretch of water between russia and ukraine. ukraine‘s allies are wary of inflaming tensions further but the eu has signalled today that it is likely to extend sanctions against russia later this month. a small protestant church in the hague in the netherlands has been holding services around the clock to protect an armenian the woman, her mother, father and younger siblings have
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been in hiding since their asylum request was rejected by the dutch government. anna holligan reports. under the law, on entry, police in the netherlands aren‘t allowed to enter places of worship during religious services. but that doesn‘t stop hayarpi tamrazyan from living every day in fear. that the police could arrest us from here and send us back. i can‘t go outside, i can‘t go to university and my brother and sister can‘t go to school and do the things we always did. but i am doing other things. i‘m writing poems. i am going to the church service. they came searching for sanctuary in the netherlands nine years ago after hayarpi‘s father,
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a political activist who does not want to appear on—screen, started getting death threats in armenia. the family was initially offered asylum but the dutch 6overnment succeeded in overturning that ruling, which is why this church is providing refuge. reverends from across the country have been volunteering their servers their services to prevent the police from gaining access. so when procedures take so long and children are rooted here, i think then you should come to yourself as the government as well, this is not how we like to treat people. and it has brought the congregation closer together. it is wonderful to see how people are helping one anotherjust by being here. they are hopeful the minister for migration will use his discretionary powers to grant the family permanent residency. a spokesperson at the dutch ministry
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ofjustice told the bbc: "we do not answer questions about individual cases like this for privacy reasons." their response is to keep on praying, partly for security. that makes us strong. the lord gives us strength. and his love to wait. now to an amazing story of a successful full face transplant. cameron underwood suffered devastating wounds after shooting himself, but doctors were able to re—build his face — as tiffany sweeney reports. it was a story of incredible transformation that has set many new milestones in facial transplant surgery. milestones in facial transplant surgery. two years ago cameron
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underwood tried to take his own life. in his suicide attempt, he lost most of his face, but unbelievably he survives. injanuary this year, more than 100 medical staff at the nyu health centre in manhattan new york performed a 25 hours surgery. it was led by doctor edouard rodrigues who says cameron‘s determination to survive helped make the surgery success. all the careful planning, all the logistics involved by this kind of result ultimately paid off. and you can see that in the result of cameron‘s face. the quality of the skin, the matching of the bones, his smiling, it is a remarkable results. the operation was the most technologically advanced face transplant, with the first use of a 3d printed donor facial mask in the united states. the surgery took place just 18
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months after his injury, one of the shortest waiting times for a facial transplant. the donor was 23—year—old will fisher, a chess champion, aspiring writer and filmmaker. we‘ll‘s mum said she may not have survived losing her son if not have survived losing her son if not the cameron. with the success of the surgery, cameron is now having a second chance at life. the past couple of months have been pretty normal, just time to do normal stuff, and you know, hang out with my friends. since the first face transplant in 2005, more than a0 have been performed worldwide. a stroke of ingenuity and compassion from the donor has helped put a smile back on cameron‘s face. a four—year—old girl has been praised for making a emergency call that saved her mother‘s life. kaitlyn wright rang the emergency
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services when she was at home with her mother charlene, who was having multiple seizures. now kaitlyn has met the call handler who spoke to her on the phone and was commended for her calm and bravery. 0ur correspondent fiona lamdin was there. they have spoken on the phone before... hello, kaitlyn. but this is the first time this unlikely team meet face—to—face. when four—year—old kaitlyn dialled 999 it was jess who answered four—year—old kaitlyn dialled 999 it wasjess who answered her call. she is a superstar. i was the
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proudest mummy in the world that she had done that to me. itjust shows that she listens and she is brave and she is confident, which is good. ididn‘t and she is confident, which is good. i didn‘t think she would do it. kaitlyn‘s mum has fibromyalgia and is in constant pain. she can have up to a0 is in constant pain. she can have up to aoc is in constant pain. she can have up to a0 c is is in constant pain. she can have up toaocisa is in constant pain. she can have up to a0 c is a week, so she had to make sure her little girl knew what to do. we practice on a pretend phone with kaitlyn. when mummy was really poorly, what did you do? can you show me? 999, green button. it is never too long to teach them, just show them three little buttons and a green one, make a game of it like we did. she saved sharleen's life, if she had never been there and done that she may not been there and done that she may not be here today and... yeah. there has
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been another mass whale stranding in new zealand making it the fifth incident in less than a fortnight. 51 pilot whales beached themselves on the remote chatham islands overnight, less than one week after 1a5 wales of the same species were found on stewart island closer to the mainland. world leaders are ample and srs for a 620 summit already marked by tensions and disagreements, many of them caused by president trump‘s sta nce them caused by president trump‘s stance on trade and climate change. don‘t forget you can get in touch with me and some of the team on twitter, i‘m @benmbland. looking ahead to the all—important weekend weather prospects and it is
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going to be one of those weekends where there will be quite a bit of rain around, we will see some wet weather at some points but choose your moments, there will be some dry spots as well. 0ften your moments, there will be some dry spots as well. often the weather will stay pretty cloudy. 0n the satellite racing towards our shores is another area of low pressure which will be bringing the wet weather and indeed we have already seen weather and indeed we have already seen over weather and indeed we have already seen over the past few hours the rain arriving across wales and the west of england which will continue pushing eastwards over the next few hours were showers continuing north and west of scotland. if you are planning to head outside of the next few hours with white chilli, —— it will be quite chilly. there will be a few patches of frost in the countryside, some of the deeper valleys. this saturday morning we are looking at a cloudy and wet one across south england but the rain will be quite heavy first thing in the morning as well. as we travel northwards the rain gets lighter across wales and the midlands perhaps a dry start for north—east england but the crowd quickly spreading and rain for northern ireland. the chilly start of the day
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in scotland, showers continuing to affect northern and western areas. through the rest of saturday our first band of rain will continue to push its rain eastwards, which will be quite heavy for a time. even as it clears there will be quite a bit of cloud, the sky only slowly brightening with a bit of sunshine on full top the best of the weather for north—east scotland, that is where we will see the driest conditions, northern ireland not having a bad afternoon. saturday night sees another pulse of rain moving, northern ireland, wales, west of england, that will push into east anglia and south—east england overnight, that looks to be quite heavy, this band of rain is pushing northwards, getting into scotland. the far north—east may have some cold air to start the day on sunday. sunday quite compared with a picture with a couple of centres of low pressure around about the uk and lots of weather fronts too. these weather fronts will continue to bring outbreaks of rain, possibly
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the wettest weather across northern england and scotland, the early—morning rain clearing away from east anglia and south—east england, but showers will move in from the west, some lengthy spells of rainfor from the west, some lengthy spells of rain for northern ireland, wales and western areas of england. 15 for south—east england, cloudy skies across scotland, temperatures close to average for this time of year. into the forecast next week it is staying pretty unsettled, the weather is a chance of getting cooler and colder in scotland. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: china, india, russia, brazil and south africa have warned against protectionism at the 620 summit in buenos aires. 0n the first of its two days, the summit has also been marked by disagreements over climate change, and there have been fears the leaders may not be able to agree on a final communique. a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck the alaskan city of anchorage. several large aftershocks prompted a tsunami warning to be issued, but that has now been lifted. reports from the area suggest the quake damaged buildings and roads.
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it‘s not yet clear if there are any casualities. britain and three american states have launched investigations into the hacking of marriott international, one of the world‘s largest hotel chains. the company said the hackers stole information about 500 million customers. names, mailing address, phone and passport numbers, and some credit card details were compromised. thousands of people in england are to be prescribed
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