this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. aus a us federaljudge has ordered the un—sealing of the search warrant for the donald trump for the compound. it is reported that it involved the seizure of top—secret documents. author salman rushdie is attacked on stage at an event in new york state. he suffered a wound to the neck and was flown to hospital and into surgery — we hearfrom someone who saw what happened. we saw him move on stage very quickly and repeatedly and with vicious determination stabbed salman rushdie. the author has been the target of islamist death threats since the 1980s. in other news.... firefighters from seven different european countries come to france's rescue as it battles a massive
wildfire in the southwest. europe's heatwave leaves one of its major working rivers — the rhine in germany — too low for big trade ships. the riverbed of the mighty rina, look at it. we should be underwater here and yet the water levels have dropped so significantly that it is simply dried up. lawyers for donald trump... echoed with the referred the research of mr john's compound. as you can imagine, we are only getting this information right now and to reemphasise, this is a slightly unusual thing, the un—ceiling of a warrant in the
middle of an investigation. we are doing as we see the lines we will give them to you. when the lines we are seeing says that it involves alleged violations or potential violations of the espionage act and thatis violations of the espionage act and that is according to one reading of the warrant. the warrant also authorised the collection of a clemency document in search of the troubled florida home and there have been plenty, plenty of background to this. you might remember that that raid was conducted earlier in the week. the former president was served at warrant and there has been plenty of speculation as to what that warrant would include. the attorney general came out the other day and talked about why it was important for this investigation to go ahead and why he personally signed off on the search. mr trump has denied wrongdoing. we are going to look to the us media as well because the wall streetjournal has reported that items removed by the
fbi agents from mar—a—lago compound took 20 boxes and binders of photos and a clemency letter on behalf of the political strategist roger stone. also recovered was information about the president of france according to the wall street journal although it is unclear exactly what that refers to. the list shows that one list of documents was marked ts forward struck sci and dust dancer top—secret force sensitive information. it's a classification level research for things that could cause exceptionally grave damage to us security and it is also said to include faucets of top—secret documents, three sets of secret documents, three sets of secret documents and three sets of controversial documents, of controversial documents, of controversial dealer or... i spoke earlier before we knew the exact contents are former federal
prosecutor and we discussed the likely political implications of this. ., , ., likely political implications of this. . ., ., ., ., ., , this. certainly a lot of allegations are bein: this. certainly a lot of allegations are being made _ this. certainly a lot of allegations are being made across _ this. certainly a lot of allegations are being made across the - this. certainly a lot of allegations are being made across the board| are being made across the board against the fbi as to how they conducted the raid as to the department ofjustice and attorney general as to why the used a search warrant instead ofjust continuing to seek the return of these documents with a subpoena and in order to level the playing field and to make everyone aware of what procedures and protocols were followed, that is why the attorney general had come out. above all, politics does not belong in the justice system. the justice system and judges and prosecutors and defence attorneys are supposed to operate above all that. it is a place for fax to be presented and the law to be argued, not for partisan politics to be involved. we are talking about warrants and reductions and documents. is there any kind of timeline you can imagine or infer towards potential actual
charges? or infer towards potential actual charaes? ~ ., ., ~' , charges? well, one would think they have been presenting _ charges? well, one would think they have been presenting evidence - charges? well, one would think they have been presenting evidence to i charges? well, one would think they have been presenting evidence to al have been presenting evidence to a grand jury up have been presenting evidence to a grandjury up to have been presenting evidence to a grand jury up to this point at some point they will present a proposed indictment to this grand jury to find out what they believe a crime was committed by the name people in the indictment. i think one thing that people are not really concerned about are looking at right now is that we have a general election coming up in november. there is an internal rule of the department of justice that you don't interfere with candidates who are involved in general elections. in this particular election, the person whose property we are seeking is not a candidate for any office. however, democrats and republicans are candidates for office and so to avoid any appearance of impropriety of favouring one party over the other, the department ofjustice might delay the presentation of and obtaining formal charges against anybody until after the conclusion of the elections. so it is likely we
are not going to see formal charges necessarily in the next month or so, but certainly after november and the elections in november, if there are going to be charges filed at it when i would expect to see them released. david weinstein there. police in new york state said that salman rushdie has suffered a stab wound to the neckin has suffered a stab wound to the neck in an attack while preparing to give a lecture. the author was flown to hospital by helicopter and his agent says he is now in surgery. the satanic verses, which offended some muslims by its apparent portrayal of the prophet muhammed. and he spent nearly a decade in hiding. 0ur and he spent nearly a decade in hiding. our culture editor has this. salman rushdie was flown by air ambulance after the attack in the us state. the prize winning author and
target by islamist death threats for decades was about to give a lecture when a man assaulted him on stage. local police said he had suffered an apparent stab wound to the neck of the report suggested multiple wounds. we the report suggested multiple wounds. ~ , ., ., wounds. we saw somebody run onto the staue wounds. we saw somebody run onto the sta . e for wounds. we saw somebody run onto the stage for where — wounds. we saw somebody run onto the stage for where i — wounds. we saw somebody run onto the stage for where i was _ wounds. we saw somebody run onto the stage for where i was sitting _ wounds. we saw somebody run onto the stage for where i was sitting and - wounds. we saw somebody run onto the stage for where i was sitting and it - stage for where i was sitting and it looked like it was to my left, so stage right. perhaps from behind and repeatedly stabbed salman rushdie and it was just an absolutely horrific thing to witness. and it wasjust an absolutely horrific thing to witness. here is an individual— horrific thing to witness. here is an individual who _ horrific thing to witness. here is an individual who has _ horrific thing to witness. here is an individual who has spent - horrific thing to witness. here is - an individual who has spent decades speaking _ an individual who has spent decades speaking truth to power, somebody who has_ speaking truth to power, somebody who has been out there, unafraid, despite _ who has been out there, unafraid, despite the — who has been out there, unafraid, despite the threats that have followed him his entire adult life. iren's— followed him his entire adult life. iran's then — followed him his entire adult life. iran's then spiritual leader ayatollah khamenei issued a fatwa or death threat against a novelist in 1989 after the publication of his fourth novel the satanic verses. they have been mass protests by muslims across the world against a book inspired by the life of the prophet muhammad. salman went into
hiding for ten years, burned in effigy from the streets of islamabad to london. in recent years, so salman has been a more visible presence after the iranian government distanced itself from the fatwa. what happened today is a stark reminder that the threat of violence never went away. bbc news. my violence never went away. bbc news. my colleague has more from new york. we have precious little information in terms of the condition. we heard from the governor _ in terms of the condition. we heard from the governor of _ in terms of the condition. we heard from the governor of new- in terms of the condition. we heard from the governor of new york - from the governor of new york earlier saying that he had been airlifted to hospital and then as you pointed out, his agent has been updating members of the media saying that he is in surgery. as your report alluded to, there was a misunderstanding that he was stabbed in the neck but there may have been other wounds as well. we don't know. there's still a lot unknown at the moment. as for his attacker, he was apprehended at the scene and has
been taken into custody. we don't know his name identity or motivation, but again, the governor of new york praising the swift actions of state trooper for getting this person into custody very quickly. i this person into custody very cuickl . ., this person into custody very cuickl. ., , this person into custody very cuickl. , ._ quickly. i do appreciate its early hours as we _ quickly. i do appreciate its early hours as we try _ quickly. i do appreciate its early hours as we try to _ quickly. i do appreciate its early hours as we try to assess - quickly. i do appreciate its early hours as we try to assess the i hours as we try to assess the circumstances of this attack, but is there any sense of what kind of security was provided for salman rushdie at that event? he security was provided for salman rushdie at that event?— rushdie at that event? he was speaking. _ rushdie at that event? he was speaking. he _ rushdie at that event? he was speaking, he was _ rushdie at that event? he was speaking, he was speaking - rushdie at that event? he was speaking, he was speaking atl speaking, he was speaking at chautauqua institution, which is about a six hour drive from where i am and we understand from people who were there that the security was pretty relaxed and that you need a ticket to attend the event but beyond that there wasn't the heavy presence in evidence as would really befit a location like this were, the summer series of lectures is not, it
is where you go in the summer to hear people you like to speak, whether they are academics or people from different backgrounds and it is quite relaxed, overlooking a lake, so the atmosphere is more gentle and i think many have been shaken by this violence in their community and it is one that has reverberated beyond to the literary world and also amongst politicians. you have people of the british prime minister responding but also here in new york where mr rushdie has made his residence for a few years, we have politicians coming out expressing their distress at what has happened. as we have been reporting, salman rushdie has faced death threats for more than 30 years since the publication of his novel the satanic verses which offended some muslims due to its portrayal of the prophet muhammad. yet after the book's release the reigning leader ayatollah khamenei asked for his
execution and offered a $3 million word in a fatwa, a legal decree issued by the religious leaders. earlier i spoke to a religious affairs editor. if earlier i spoke to a religious affairs editor.— earlier i spoke to a religious affairs editor. , ., ., affairs editor. if you read the book it's about a _ affairs editor. if you read the book it's about a lot _ affairs editor. if you read the book it's about a lot of— affairs editor. if you read the book it's about a lot of things, - affairs editor. if you read the book it's about a lot of things, a - it's about a lot of things, a complex discussion about the immigrant experience, but it does look at religion from the outside. it does question the divine nature of religious texts, and whether they did come from the word of god. the title itself leads to some of what caused offence such as the satanic verses which some scholars think, most muslims believe, that there were verses withdrawn from the koran because they have been revealed by the devil are not the angel gabriel. thatin the devil are not the angel gabriel. that in itself is something which offended others. some portrayals of a character that appears to be the prophet muhammad in this book and his wives are things that offended people as well. but salman rushdie had talked about the fact that he
thought that some mullahs might be offended by this but he had no idea there will be the strength of feeling that there was in the late 80s when you had protests, first in the country of his birth, in india where it was first banned and then more and more countries and then it was taken into another level by this fatwa was issued in iran. stand was taken into another level by this fatwa was issued in iran.— fatwa was issued in iran. and that was in iran- _ fatwa was issued in iran. and that was in iran. why _ fatwa was issued in iran. and that was in iran. why did _ fatwa was issued in iran. and that was in iran. why did iran - fatwa was issued in iran. and that was in iran. why did iran play - fatwa was issued in iran. and that| was in iran. why did iran play such a big role in this? you was in iran. why did iran play such a big role in this?— a big role in this? you had countries _ a big role in this? you had countries like _ a big role in this? you had countries like india, - a big role in this? you had countries like india, and l a big role in this? you had _ countries like india, and non-muslim countries like india, and non—muslim countries like india, and non—muslim countries also, but then you had a fatwa was issued but came along with a huge reward, to kill, notjust salman rushdie, but anybody associated with the publication of this book. and suddenly, it was not just the author himself who was in the firing line, it was others. and actually he may have evaded physical harm until this point, others
didn't. the publisher in norway, the soul during a period of years where there was a febrile atmosphere around this which mercifully dissipated over the years, but those years was when a publisher in norway was attacked and shot three times and seriously wounded, a translator in japan was and seriously wounded, a translator injapan was stabbed to death. so it change salman rushdie's life but it changed the lives of a lot of people associated with him. that changed the lives of a lot of people associated with him.— changed the lives of a lot of people associated with him. that fact what ou are associated with him. that fact what you are talking _ associated with him. that fact what you are talking about _ associated with him. that fact what you are talking about issued - associated with him. that fact what you are talking about issued by - associated with him. that fact what you are talking about issued by the | you are talking about issued by the ayatollah khamenei in 1989, four months before he died, was it ever formally revoked? trio. months before he died, was it ever formally revoked?— formally revoked? no, so at some stare iran formally revoked? no, so at some stage iran said _ formally revoked? no, so at some stage iran said that _ formally revoked? no, so at some stage iran said that episode - formally revoked? no, so at some stage iran said that episode was . stage iran said that episode was finished, but it wasn't formally rescinded. the fatwa was not formally rescinded, ostensibly because you cannot rescind a fatwa. the only person who can rescind a fatwa is the who issued it and as you rightly said the ayatollah khamenei had passed away at that
point. the truth of the matter is that there were strength of feeling before the fatwa was issued. there was protests before it and actually whether it was formally rescinded or not, for some people, although a lot of the resentment has dissipated, clearly, and we don't know, as michelle said, we don't know the motivation of the attacker here, but for some people, the strength of feeling is still alive. i’m for some people, the strength of feeling is still alive.— feeling is still alive. i'm looking renerall feeling is still alive. i'm looking generally to _ feeling is still alive. i'm looking generally to 2022, _ feeling is still alive. i'm looking generally to 2022, salman - feeling is still alive. i'm looking - generally to 2022, salman rushdie, has he been an object of conversation in some of the countries in which he was reviled back when the satanic verses was published? back when the satanic verses was ublished? ., back when the satanic verses was ublished? . ,., ., .,, published? that debate for the most art had published? that debate for the most part had moved _ published? that debate for the most part had moved on _ published? that debate for the most part had moved on from, _ published? that debate for the most part had moved on from, they - published? that debate for the most. part had moved on from, they weren't around a lot of people and we are talking with 33 years ago when this was in the headlines, when this was... and by the way, there was not universal support for him in this country from non—muslims as well about this issue of freedom of
expression. in 1988, there were non—muslims were taking part, some politicians even, taking part in some of the protests against that book. those days have long passed, but clearly for some the strength of feeling or passion with this issue has remained. ﬁur feeling or passion with this issue has remained.— feeling or passion with this issue has remained. our religious affairs editor there _ has remained. our religious affairs editor there with _ has remained. our religious affairs editor there with background - has remained. our religious affairs editor there with background to . has remained. our religious affairs| editor there with background to the kind of threats that salman rushdie has been facing for 33 years. i want to main story. the search warrant used to raid present from's compound has been unsealed. here is what we are hearing. boxes have been seized that we use for a miscellaneous confidential and secret documents. these were documents regarding the french president. and a binder of photos of handwritten notes. we also understand that the weren't authorise the collection of documents relating to the clemency
of roger stone. to put that into perspective, this information is coming in all the time as we get more information and we will bring that to you. just one more piece of news to give you. 11 people have been killed in a mass shooting in montenegro. reports suggest a man opened fire during a family dispute in the former capital targeting firstly his relatives. then people on the street. apparently at random. a further six people were wounded before police shot the 34—year—old died. those who were wounded are undergoing treatment at hospital. montenegro's president described the shooting is an unprecedented tragedy in his country. the government has declared three days of mourning. to stay with us here on bbc news. still to come... following the attack on salman rushdie, we hearfrom eyewitnesses who saw what happened.
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this is bbc news. the latest headlines: a us federaljudge has ordered the unsealing of the search warrant for donald trump's florida home — it's reported it involved the seizure of top secret documents. author salman rushdie has been attacked on stage at an event in new york state. more now on that story. brad fisher was at the literary event where the author salman rushdie was speaking he witnessed the attack. the host was, had introduced the speaker and just as mr rushdie walked on stage, another person ran up on stage and started striking him in rapid repeated blows to the chest and neck, i think. and then of course things
got a little chaotic. i was stunned by what i saw. at first i thought it was a stunt or some kind of a play that wasn't funny and then when i realised what was actually happening i was just completely taken by surprise. people were rising up out of their seats and gasping and crying and screaming that this unheard of thing was happening on stage. chautauqua has been a place of safety and learning and culture for 148 years and as far as i know nothing like this has ever happened here before. europe continues to bake — and burn — under extreme temperatures. there have been huge wildfires in france and portugal. and severe drought conditions across nearly half of the continent. this has been the scene in central portugal,
where thouands of firefighters are battling a wildfire that's been raging for a week. it's burned through more than 37,000 acres of land, so far. and in southwestern france.. foreign firefighters are arriving from hungary — and other european countries — to help tackle fires around bordeaux. here in the uk a drought has been declared in many parts of england. conditions are so dry that scorch land, look at this map, can be seen from space. let's get back to the situation in southwest france. bethany bell is in bordeaux. we are very, very close to the zone where some of those fires are blazing right now. we have seen firefighters from germany and as far away as romania arriving to help the thousand or more french firefighters who have been struggling to bring these huge blazes under control. i spoke just a short time ago to a french official in the french fire brigade,
and she said this fire was exceptional, and she said it made you feel small when you thought about the power of nature. and in some areas, the fire has been burning underground in the peat—rich soil sincejuly, when there was another enormous fire here, so this is a really difficult situation for the emergency services here, and it's another very hot day. thanks to bethany for that update there. lizzie has all the sport. barcelona are still working to register their new signings in time for the first match. la liga's financial regulations means that buyers that cannot play all of their $150 million signings including megastar lewandowski because they do not have any money to pay for them.
announcing new funding streams including more meteorites their coach expects everybody to be available on saturday against rayo vallecano. i think we will go on to the point had maybe not all of them. we have time to register the players right up time to register the players right up until two hours before kick—off. we are optimistic but we will see. the club is making every effort. the shortlist for this year's ballon d'or has been announced, with six real madrid players included. among them, the favorite to win the award karim benzema. but there's no place in the 30—man list for lionel messi, who's won the award seven times — more than any other player in history. he scored 11 goals in 3a appearances for his club psg last season. his teammate neymar also fails to make the list, but there is room for kylian mbappe and manchester united's cristiano ronaldo. three of england's euro 2022 winning squad are on the shortlist
for the women's ballon d'or. beth mead, who won the tournament's best player award, is joined by lucy bronze and millie bright. barcelona's alexia putellas, the 2021 ballon d'or winner, is also nominated. manchester united manager's erik ten hag says he expects marcus rashford to stay at the club this season. the england forward's representatives met with paris saint—germain amid rumours he's on his way to france, but ten haag believes he'll stay. he is really important and you have seen from the first day i am in that i am really happy with him and definitely i don't want to lose him. he is in our plans so he will stay at manchester united. and there's much more on manchester united on the football news show. that's online now on the bbc iplayer, and that's where you will find it for the remainder of the season. two of england's greatest midfielders go head—to—head for the first time tomorrow as managers — when steven gerrard's aston villa take on frank lampard's everton in the premier league's lunchtime kick—off.
gerrard and lampard were rivals for many years throughout their playing careers with liverpool and chelsea — and of course — team mates for england. we are different in personality is but we are both very driven and have a plan a nine—day of what to do. i was really pleased to see stephen do it, it's great to see good young english coaches. it's different when you had careers like stephen are mine, you get may be analysed in different ways. but we have to put that aside and work away and i know steve is a hard worker so i'm delighted for him that he has done so well at rangers and now the club with the quality of aston villa. and finally, tyson fury has confirmed he really is "staying retired". since the wbc heavyweight champion announced he was giving up back in april, he's continued to tantalise fans with offers of potential new fights,
so many of the sport's afficionados, including the bbc�*s boxing analyst steve bunce — are keeping an open mind. at the start of this week, tyson fury, the main heavyweight world champion, he announced he would fight as old friend dominic to zora. but then dominic chi zora was waiting for a contract to be sent but hey presto, tyson fury got decided that no more fights and he has retired. again. next we came out and retire but right now he is retired again. what a business this boxing game is. that's all the sport for now. let's recap on the main story. a warrant says that the fbi took documents from donald trump's mar—a—lago residences week. the items include 20 boxes, binders of photos and a clemency letter written on behalf of political ally. mr trump for his part denies any
wrongdoing and said the items were unclassified and safe. do stay with us. hello there. it's been very dry across the uk recently. some spots in southern england have seen no rain in southern england for over a0 days also the isle of wight, no rain here for 39 days. we don't have any rain in the forecast of these areas over the weekend but there will be some wet weather next week or the chance of it in the form of heavy, thundery showers. the showers as with all showers, will be fairly hit or miss. they won't be everywhere but they will be somewhere and we'll also introduce some fresh or feeling conditions. the heatwave certainly condition as we have through the weekend. —— the heat was heatwave continues or —— the heat was heatwave there is that met office weather warning in force for extreme heat until the end of the day on sunday across much of england,
as far north as the pennines and into eastern areas of wales. the heat is uncomfortable for many and of course dangerous for some. hasn't been hot everywhere, these weather clouds running through the northwest of scotland and overnight tonight we will see more cloud feed in from the north sea into eastern coastal areas. elsewhere lots of clear skies. a warmer night to follow and a warm start to the day tomorrow. some temperatures particularly between coastal areas, perhaps the isle of wight again may not see temperatures drop below 19 or 20 celsius. already a head start on those temperatures for tomorrow. still some cloud towards north sea facing caosts that could lap on shore at the time but elsewhere lots of blue sky and such, more sunshine tomorrow from mainland scotland, temperatures will rise steadily across england and wales to the low to mid 30s, possibly peeking across central and southern england at 36 or maybe even 37 celsius. but it's all to change on sunday. the high pressure moves away to the east, low pressure will send some rather unstable, moist, humid feeling air furhter northwards, this will help to spark off some
thunderstorms. if we move back to sunday we may we'll see some slender storms towards the northwest of the uk but further south —— some thunderstorms... is more likely to stay dry and that he still hangs on here. by the time we get into the start of next week, those thunderstorms will become more widespread across the uk, they won't be everywhere, as they do fall on very dry hard ground if we do see high rainfall total they could possibly cause some flash flooding. there are local warnings in place.
this is bbc world news. the headlines: a usjudge has ordered the unsealing of the search warrant for donald trump's florida home — it's reported it involved the seizure of top secret documents. reports also say the justice department believes mr trump may have violated the espionage act. the author salman rushdie, who's been the target of islamist death threats since the 1980s, has been stabbed at the start of a lecture in the united states. his agent says he's undergoing surgery. firefighters from seven different european countries have come to france's rescue as it battles a massive wildfire in the southwest. successive heatwaves on the continent have renewed the focus on climate change risks. 11 people have been killed in a mass shooting in montenegro. at least ten people.