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this is bbc news. i'm lewis vaughan jones. our top stories: president trump celebrates his deal with mexico — designed to reduce the number of migrants crossing the border into america. leaders of the pro—democracy movement in sudan call for a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience — starting on sunday. after the shock resignation of its former leader, kazakhstan is holding a snap presidential election. and it's a barty party — ashleigh barty wins the french open. the first australian to claim the title since 1973.
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hello and welcome to bbc news. the us president, donald trump, has been celebrating his deal with mexico — designed to reduce the number of migrants crossing the border into america. he had threatened to impose trade tariffs if there was no agreement. in a joint declaration, the two countries said mexico would take unprecedented steps to curb irregular migration and human trafficking. the latest data shows more than 132 thousand arrests were made on the us border in may, the highest in more than a decade, and 33% increase from april. it was also the highest monthly total since mr trump took office. many of the migrants come from central america, as the bbc‘s will grant reports. boris, jungle, nearly impossible to
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police. every day people move back and forth across this river, massacre‘s natural border with central america on inflatable rafts. many cross for commerce in school. for us bound migrants it is a crucial step in the arduous journey north. for now, punitive tariffs have been avoided, yet few in mexico think that the shaky peace and immigration will last. president lopez obrador has urged donald trump towards more dialogue, insisting that mexico has came down hard on illegal immigration in recent months. still, so far it has made little difference. president trump continues to beat this is basically an unmanned gateway into the united states —— paint. once inside mexico, the tough part begins. mexico says it's prepared to increase the deterrent by sending thousands more troops to its southern border. this week some 500 migrants were
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detained, joining the more than 80,000 deported since december, a hugejump 80,000 deported since december, a huge jump on the previous year. meanwhile, local immigration agencies are clearly overwhelmed and underfunded as they struggle to provide basic services or help with asylu m provide basic services or help with asylum claims. translation: the first time we dealt with around 20,000 migrants. wejust don't have the resources. the mayor of the town had to dip into her own pocket to help our. typical most migrants are from central america, although some have received from half a world away. democratic republic of congo, central african republic, cameroon, they are all fleeing one thing in common — violence. there is war in cameroon. that is my reason to leave cameroon. so i'm trying to go to the us because there are lots of human rights in the us. the group showed us rights in the us. the group showed us disturbing images of their trip through the darien gap, one of the most hostile environments in the
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americas. some of their travel companions never made it, they said. for mexico this is a major issue. the mexican government, i feel, for mexico this is a major issue. the mexican government, ifeel, has been doing everything it can, in the circumstances, and what we need is american cooperation, not unilateral threats. mexico can ill afford an economic conflict with the us, its largest trading partner. a recession would surely increase immigration north, exacerbating the problem. yet mexican sphere mr strong, who has recently mexican sphere mr strong, who has rece ntly got mexican sphere mr strong, who has recently got a do central america, isn't interested in the causes of immigration, only in seeing it stamped out. —— yet mexican sphere. well, mr trump has been on twitter, thanking everyone on both sides who made the deal happen. our washington correspondent, chris buckler, has more. well, you can certainly see from
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president trump's to be satisfied as he is concerned this is a good deal. that is the way he is trying to sell it. he says everyone is very excited about this deal. that mexico will try very hard and this will be a very successful agreement for both the united states and mexico. and when you look at the details of, mexico is clearly trying to do all that can to show it is tackling human trafficking and smuggling. it has also said it will deploy as national guard to its southern border with guatemala. and the key pa rt border with guatemala. and the key part of its agreement is that migrants who come to the united states and claim asylum will be returned to mexico while they wait for a decision from the american authorities. all of that is going to be welcomed in washington. but, of course, none of it guarantees it is going to mean a reduction in the number of people coming from the central american countries to the us border and that is one of mexico's concerns. the mexican government has been at pains in these negotiations in washington to say there needs to bea in washington to say there needs to be a longer term solution that needs
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to look at why people are fleeing, addressing issues like violence, like poverty, like corruption in those countries stop and until that happens they are concerned that some of this could be a short—term fix. and i suppose the other thing that will spring to people's mind is that if mexico could do all of these measures, why haven't they done that before? why haven't they worked before? why haven't they worked before? well, it is interesting, there is a report in the new york times denied, and also some suggestions from people around the administration and mexico, suggesting that mexico had an awful lot of this on the table, that they had been doing all they could, and that they were working to show the americans already that they were trying to put in place things to tackle these issues. and that has led some to suggest that perhaps president trump is a settling for less tha n president trump is a settling for less than he really wanted. there have been the suggestions that the americans were pushing for, for example, that migrants would have to
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claim asylum in the first country they rediscover those coming from el salvador and honduras, they would have to claim asylum in guatemala, those coming from what a mother would have to claim asylum in mexico, and that would have ease the pressure on the us border —— from guatemala. there are those saying that president trump a zettel or rather less than he wanted. —— has settled. it is worth pointing out that while mexico was extremely concerned about the economic impact of these tariffs, there were people in washington not happy about the mother, including people inside donald trump's own republican party. there were centres in congress saying they would do all they could do fight them. it would not just damage mexico and its economy could have a knock—on effect on america. they have set a before an doubles day together. the point with tariffs is that if america puts them on they will be paid for by american consumers. that could be a problem for president trump down the line as
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well. that is the latest in washington. the leaders of the pro—democracy movement in sudan have called for a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience starting on sunday. their call comes after three figures in groups opposing the government, including a politician were arrested. the bbc‘s africa security correspondent, tomi oladipo, says the arrests come at a sensitive time. i think is more the timing of these arrests. they come just after ethiopian‘s prime minister visited sudan. he was coming in as a mediator to bring together the opposition alliance and the military. when he spoke to both sides, to each side rather, they seemed like they were open to dialogue, although the opposition gave a list of conditions before they would speak. but the military followed that up by ordering these arrests and three opposition leaders arrested in just a matter of hours. so i think that only raises the tension now in sudan.
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this is a difficult question, inu, but when you things going from here? it is still too early to say. there are still so much to look at. a lot of sudanese people want the military to ta ke of sudanese people want the military to take responsibility for the violence we saw earlier in the week, in which dozens of protesters were killed. so that still needs to be solved. and then getting back to the negotiating table, remember that the talks collapsed between these two sides. so that it needs to be revived and for them to decide on how they are going to have an interim transition government that can move sedan forward. the latest developments from sudan. —— sudan. let's get some of the day's other news. the russian investigative journalist, ivan golunov, has been placed under house arrest for two months. mr golunov was detained on thursday and later charged with attempting to sell a large quantity of drugs. his supporters say the charges are fabricated, and that he's been framed because he investigated corruption. prosecutors had been
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seeking a jail sentence. thousands of people in venezuela have been crossing its re—opened border with colombia to buy food, medicine and other essentials. the economic crisis in venezuela has resulted in acute shortages and more than four million people have left the country. the film star angelina jolie, a special envoy for the un, is calling for more support for countries taking in the migrants. kazakhstan is holding a presidential election on sunday, following the shock resignation in march of nursultan nazarbayev who's ruled the country for almost 30 years. although mr nazarbayev still retains key powers in the country, his resignation and the subsequent renaming of the capital from astana to nursultan in his honour map triggered a wave of protests by young kazakhs. the bbc‘s rayhan demytrie sent this report from almaty.
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political transition, kazakhstan style. at this highly staged campaign event, the country's president of 29 years, nursultan nazarbayev, appears with his chosen successor. this snap election comes after the surprise resignation of nursultan nazarbayev in march. the very next day they decided to rename the capital. it is now called nursultan. for many this was a step too far. nursultan is not my city. they have a choice, chance this young kazakh girl ina a choice, chance this young kazakh girl in a video that went viral and social media. —— chance. more protests followed, but descent is
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not tolerated in kazakhstan. the list dispersed the demonstrations. dozens were arrested. you can't run away from the truth, hashtag for fair elections read this banner, held by activists at the almaty marathon in april. both got charged. and this young man was detained for holding a blank sheet of paper. but the government says the freedom of expression exists in kazakhstan. translation: nobody is tightening the screws. nobody is being persecuted or repressed. but the state has to defend its own interests. with our candidate wins we will continue the democratic reforms in the country stop by the kazakh youth are unconvinced. as people i think we kind of woke up and we realise that we have the power to do something and we need to ta ke power to do something and we need to take part in the life of our country
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so take part in the life of our country so by these young people have gathered here to sing together, to recite poems, they describe it, they call the tenant kazakhstan a walkabout together. unsanctioned protests or any sort of public gatherings are not allowed in kazakhstan. so this is an alternative, a creative way to get together to make their voices heard. "change, we want to change" they think. the kind of change that these presidential elections are unlikely to ring. rayhan demytrie, bbc news, almaty. thousands of people have been out on the streets of venice in italy, trying to get cruise ships out of their city. they're calling for large vessels to be banned from the famous giudecca canal. their protest comes days after a cruise ship crashed into a tourist boat, injuring four people. rahuljoglekar has more.
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the msc opera lost control and crashed into the pier in venice last week. it injured people and caused damage to property. but in its wake, residents of the lagoon city have been left fuming. they came out onto the street wanting ships like these to be kicked out from their canals. translation: we demand that these liners be immediately banned from venice lagoon. what happened on sunday shows that they are dangerous, they are out of control in case of failure, and they cannot continue to play russian roulette with our homes, our lives and our cities, just to enrich these cruise companies. translation: it is absurd. i believe there is very little to say. if we want to save venice and the lagoon, we shouldn't allow those liners to enter.
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it is terrifying just to see them. the issue has been bubbling along for a while in venice. the government banned ships weighing more than 96,000 tons from the canal in 2013 but then legislation was overturned. following sunday's accident, the mayor of the city urged immediate action and asked for a different channel to be opened up. translation: even if everything went well today, it could have been a tragedy. i thank all of the rescue teams, the firefighters and security personnel are working here but once again it shows that big ships cannot go down the canal, they must go through san marco. we have said it already. now the minister must decide quickly. for centuries, venice has been a hub of maritime trade and nicknamed the city of water. now its residents want to keep large ships out of these waters, while the government claims it is finally close to a definitive solution.
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rahuljoglekar, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: a new royal wave. the queen marks her official birthday surrounded by family and crowds of well wishers. the day the british liberated the falklands. and by tonight, british troops had begun the task of disarming the enemy. in the heart of the german capital, this was gorby—mania at its height. the crowd packed to see the man who for them, has raised great hopes for an end to the division of europe.
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michaeljackson was not guilty on all charges. the screams of the crowd, a testament to his popularity and their faith in his innocence. as long as they'll pay to go and see me, i'll get out there and kick 'em downhill. what was it like to be the first man to cross the channel by your own car? it's feels pretty neat. it feel marvellous, really. this is bbc news — the latest headlines: president trump celebrates his deal with mexico — designed to reduce the number of migrants crossing the border into america. leaders of the pro—democracy movement in sudan call for a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience — starting on sunday.
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the chief of sri lanka's national intelligence, sis—ira mendis, has left hisjob a week after he told a parliamentary investigation that the easter sunday suicide bombings could have been prevented. the investigation is looking into possible lapses that allowed islamist militants to target churches and hotels in april. here's our south asia editor anbarasan ethirajan. (tx sot) we have to understand the context about why it happened. on easter sunday, more than 250 people were killed by islamist extremists and the government admitted that there was intelligence warning from neighbouring india, at least on two occasions before the attacks happened, that there could be attacks by suspected islamist militants. so there was a lot of political blame game going on after the incident. both the president, maithripala sirisena, and the prime minister, ranil wickremesinghe, they both belong to different parties and they were blaming each other and each group was blaming the other for the security lapses.
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now, the sri lankan parliament set up a parliamentary committee to investigate into lapses and why this happened and how this happened. and the sri lankan president is also the minister of defence, so all the security agencies come under him. and he doesn't want to send his officers to these committees because they are going to tell what happened and why the meetings were not held. so, one of these officials, sisira mendis, he gave evidence to parliament a week ago saying that security review meetings were not held. indirectly, he was blaming the president. and the president was not very happy with this development because the criticism was being directed towards him and today we hear that he has resigned, even though the sri lankan media was reporting that he was sacked from his job. here in the uk, one of the candidates for the leadership of the conservative party, michael gove, says he "deeply regrets" taking cocaine more than 20 years ago. he told the daily mail newspaper it happened at several social events, while he was working as a journalist. mr gove says it was a mistake,
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but he didn't believe it should disqualify him, from becoming prime minister. chris mason reports. if you see yourself as the face of the country's future, you can expect 20- the country's future, you can expect 20 — make plenty of questions about your past. i can confirm that i will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country. for mr gove recently, to here in the late '90s is about the time he now admits he cocaine. ..he told the daily mail. will, though, those who choose our next prime minister — conservative mps and members — agree? ultimately, this is an admission of illegality, but i guess the key question is, will it make any difference? times have changed, and this isn't the devastating blow
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for michael gove's campaign that it might once have been. having said that, he is in for some very awkward conservations with party members, who tend to be very socially conservative on this issue. and that will be a drag on his campaign. the flip side of that is that it's dragged boris back into the limelight over class a drugs. have you snorted cocaine? unsuccessfully, a long time ago. this was borisjohnson 14 years ago. i sneezed. a very small quantity. it was a long, long time ago. i think it's probably a disgusting and ridiculous thing to do and what else can i say about it? three years later, he said it was simply untrue that he had taken cocaine. other candidates have had admissions to make. rory stewart has apologised for smoking opium at a wedding in iran 15 years ago. this afternoon in michael gove's constituency in surrey people
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appeared relaxed about their mp‘s past behaviour. to me, it's not relevant. i think this isjust people are trying to slur, just to bring him down. not really fair to do that. personally speaking, i don't think it will have any real impact. remember, the race to replace theresa may — and move on here by the end of next month — hasn't yet formally begun. that happens on monday. so the scrutiny, the awkward questions, the probing of each candidate's past is onlyjust beginning. mr gove and his rivals are now in a breathless battle for the topjob. chris mason, bbc news. australian ashleigh barty has won the french open women's singles title in paris. the 23—year—old cruised to her first grand slam victory over the czech teenager, marketa vondrousova, in straight sets. it comes after barty took a break from the sport in 2014 to play professional cricket. she's now australia's first singles winner at the tournament in more than a0 years.
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for the last fortnight, the stars we re for the last fortnight, the stars were aligned. i have been able to play really good tennis when i've needed it and this is just incredible. i never dreamti needed it and this is just incredible. i never dreamt i would be sitting here with this trophy here at the french open. obviously we have dreams and goals as children but this is incredible. the president of turkey, recep tayyip erdogan, stepped up as best man at a wedding this weekend. arsenal midfielder, mesut ozil tied the knot with former miss turkey, amine gulse, at a luxury hotel in istanbul. mesut ozil who is german with turkish roots announced earlier this year that he had asked president erdogan to be his best man the decision sparked criticism in his home country. in london, queen elizabeth's official birthday has been marked by the annual ceremony of trooping the colour. the duchess of sussex joined the parade in an open—top carriage, her first public appearance since the birth of her son four weeks ago. our royal correspondent
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daniella relph reports. fanfare. this week, she has hosted a president and remembered the sacrifice of d—day. today, the queen herself was celebrated on her official birthday. trooping the colour also saw a return to royal duties for the duchess of sussex. meghan rode in a carriage with her husband and the duchesses of cornwall and cambridge, for her first royal engagement since baby archie was born on the 6th of may. the american duchess did not take part in the state visit of the american president earlier in the week, because of the birth of her baby son. but officials say she chose to interrupt her maternity leave for this event, because it is a family moment in which she wanted to share. the queen has rarely missed a trooping the colour. hers is an expert eye on a spectacle of military precision. among those watching was theresa may, a day after formally stepping down as conservative party leader.
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from the parade ground back to the palace, surrounded by pomp and pageantry. the ceremony also draws together one of the year's largest gatherings of senior royals. and the police carefully guided the crowds on the mall into prime position. at buckingham palace, they saw the queen lead the family out as the younger generation stole the show. prince louis, 13 months old and making his debut on the palace balcony, had his own take on the royal wave. they all watched the fly—past, the day's grand finale, although strong winds meant several of the vintage aircraft couldn't fly. as his great—grandmother led herfamily back inside, the youngest royal there looked like he'd definitely be back next year. daniela relph, bbc news, buckingham palace.
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iam i am lewis vaughanjones. you are watching bbc news. hello again. it is not been the best of the start to the weekend. a lot of cloud and rain around. the skies look rather grey and leaden. in north—west wales, 36 millimetres of rain picked up. that is getting on for an inch and a half of rain. the brisk winds calmed down and generally it was a better end to the day. if you are heading outside, so the day. if you are heading outside, so many of us, lovely, clear spells with showers restricted to the north and west of the uk is the area of low pressure d rifts and west of the uk is the area of low pressure drifts away from our shores and moves closer to norway.
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given the clear skies, is not particularly cold. damages for most of us between seven and nine. it means is going to be a fine start to the day. with the sign up. plenty of it through the morning. that said, cloudy for scotland and a few showers here. going into the afternoon globo will develop around midday. the showers become heavy, thundery and slow—moving. winds clash together in the convergence areas and they will bring showers to the south—west england, south midlands. a few downpours for wales and the north of scotland. these areas, with the convergent winds, areas, with the convergent winds, are the areas where you will most likely see showers. away from those zones, fewer showers, more dry weather and more in the way ofjune sunshine. it will be a warmer day. averages 16—20. looking at the early picture into the early part of the new week, a real clash of hot air
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from central europe colliding with cooler air coming down from polar regions. those contrasts bring quite an active weather front and the met office have already issued a weather warning for this. through monday and tuesday, some areas could be getting on for a month's worth of rain. the rain is not going to bejust intense but persistent. the rain notjust across eastern areas either but is extensive across eastern areas either but is exte ns ive a cross across eastern areas either but is extensive across england and wales will stop further north, scotland and northern ireland, a few passing showers, whether largely dry, though, with spells of sunshine. you can see how the rain will continue to pump in both through monday and tuesday with the threat of localised flooding stop that is where we see the heaviest and most prolonged bursts of rain. from there, the rain travels north of and rain going into scotla nd travels north of and rain going into scotland and northern ireland later in the week as the weather try to improve in the south.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump says he believes mexico will try very hard to implement the deal it's reached with the us to curb illegal immigration. the threat to impose tariffs on all imports from mexico has been dropped. but they could be introduced if mexico fails to live up to the deal. the sudanese opposition has called for a nationwide campaign of disobedience starting on sunday and continuing until a civilian government is installed. the announcement follows a tumultuous week in sudan, in which more than a hundred people are believed to have been killed by the security forces. kazakhstan is holding a presidential election on sunday, following the shock resignation in march of nursultan nazarbayev, who's ruled the country for almost 30 years. there have been a wave of protests by young kazakhs since mr nazarbayev stood down, as he still retains key powers. irish fishermen are being warned
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