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hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. donald trump has attacked his own attorney general, calling him weak, as rumours swirl that he may fire him soon. but i am disappointed in the attorney general. you should not have recused himself. almost immediately after he took office. two rival libyan leaders agree to a conditional ceasefire during a meeting in paris, but how long is it likely to last? europe is being hit by extreme temperatures and floods. we'll speak to the bbc weather team about what's causing it. and in outside source sport: we'll be talking about adam peaty. he's broken two world records in the pool today. the two main rivals in libya have made a joint commitment to calling a ceasefire and holding elections
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in spring 2018. this is the un—backed prime minister fayez al—sarraj. and this is khalifa haftar, the rival military commander who controls the east of the country. here they are shaking hands after the meeting, which was hosted by the french president, emmanuel macron. here's what he said at the press conference. translation: today, president al—sarraj and general haftar can become symbols of national unity and reconciliation and peace. iwant national unity and reconciliation and peace. i want to say with great solemnity, the courage you have shown today by being here and agreeing on thisjoint shown today by being here and agreeing on this joint accord is historic. it is the courage of taking a risk, despite who might have opposed you. despite the actions of others, which will lead
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toa actions of others, which will lead to a reconciliation process and the construction of peace in the long term. just to remind you of the complicated political situation in libya. mr sarraj‘s government is backed by the un and based in the capital, tripoli. it's been trying to win support from other militias and politicians in the country since it came to power in 2016. general haftar‘s self—styled libyan national army is based in tobruk, to the east. it doesn't recognise mr sarraj‘s government. but general haftar is leading the battle against islamist militants. recently, he declared victory in benghazi, the country's second city. earlier, i spoke to the bbc world service's middle east editor, sebastian ushe. did today represent a breakthrough? they have met, but they have not signed up to an agreement. so this isa signed up to an agreement. so this is a declaration of intent. it is saying, we will not fight each other any more, we will have a ceasefire between ourselves and concentrate oui’ between ourselves and concentrate our military force against the jihadists, the terrorists, and
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prepare for elections in 2018. they're rock other elements to the declaration, but it was more the sense these two people who seem to be pulling in different directions, particularly mr haftar, who is the strong man of libya. and is seen as the man who could take over libya entirely. so he is both a promising thread, a promise, but the only person who can do with the jihadists and who drove them out of benghazi, but if he keeps going, he might be another dictator. so we deal needs to be done. when you see the number of militia operating in libya, how much would an agreement mean if it we re much would an agreement mean if it were kept to? mr sarraj has got a number of political parties and factions on his side so he is building upa factions on his side so he is building up a coalition. haftar, to the used, has a number of different
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factions. but there are so many others pulling in different directions. and the keeping in libya as in any civil war is persuade those forces they have more to gain from a unified and stable libya and and stable libya where they can run their territory as they want. which is the french president emmanuel macron taking such an active role? two reasons. he is the new president and this is a diplomatic coup that was already in place. he seized the initiative and he has a great photo opportunity. libby is a huge problem and he looks like the man who might be able to bang heads together and find a solution. this is a huge headache for europe. the influx and exodus of refugees. more than 90,000 this year. it is a big problem for european leaders and it has led to upheavals within countries and the rise of jihadists upheavals within countries and the rise ofjihadists and terrorists. and that is very close to europe,
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the closest they have got. the islamic state group has to some extent been beaten back in libya and they have lost their main city. jihadists have been beaten out of benghazi, but it is still a big threat. personally and standing for europe, it is a big thing for president macron. a report in an american medical journal has found that the neurodegenerative brain disease cte has been identified in 99% of former professional american football players, whose brains were donated to scientific research. cte is found in individuals who have been exposed to repeated head trauma. let's get a little more on this from a] perez, from usa today. welcome to you. what do you make of these findings? this study was following previous studies by the same group and it shows a strong link between football and the brain
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injuries either big or small, concussive injuries. or mild traumatic brain injuries which covers the spectrum. and with the repeated use of playing football, it adds up in the brains of these players and we are seeing a lot of damage. i don't know what the nfl have said in response to the findings in the latest reports, but what measures have been put in place to reduce the risks of these concussive injuries? the nfl and the leagues have put in place concussion protocol. they have trainers trained in concussion, spotting concussion and concussion recovery. they are in the press boxes and they can call
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down and stop the games. at every game, there is at least one nurse, neuro expert and neurosurgeon, who is on site and who can do the same thing and assess players as the game is going on. what is this going to do to the enthusiasm in people getting their children involved in football and what the sponsors of the sport are going to make of it, and the future of the game? yes, we have seen in the states numbers dropping for participation. it mirrors what people know about it. we saw the numbers going down. they have been going downwards for several years, to the point where people who love football worry that in the next 20, 30 years, there will not be enough talent to keep the
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game going. it is great to talk to you, thank you very much. from usa today. adam peaty might not have a second gold medal at the world swimming championships just yet, but he has broken his own world record twice today? tulsen tollett can tell us more. quite some going to a swimmer anya shrubsole is, quite some going to a swimmer anya shru bsole is, the quite some going to a swimmer anya shrubsole is, the first swimmer ever to go under 22 seconds —— adam peaty. he broke his record not once, but twice, as he reached the final of the world aquatics championships in budapest. he took gold on monday, but the other big champion got 25.95 seconds in his 50 metre breaststroke semifinal, going quicker and setting a new world best in the heats earlier in the day. it is something quite remarkable to see someone for
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the first time ever going 26 seconds. he keeps doing it day after day. the final matches in group b of the women's european championship have been played over the last couple of hours. three teams battling for two quarter—final places? yes, they have just gone through, the final group b matches have been laid in the euros. the knockout stages ta ke laid in the euros. the knockout stages take place next. denmark and the hosts have qualified. and penalties for germany see them through. they beat russia. and italy scored two goals. and able late goal gave italy a first win in the tournament. but germany and sweden finish in the top two places. thank you very much. stay with us on outside source. still to come... europe has been hit with an array of extreme weather events. from fires in france to droughts in italy —
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we'll talk to the bbc weather team shortly about what's behind it. nearly half a million troops were killed or injured. the battle of passchendaele saw the british army launch a series of failed assaults against german forces during the first world war in belgium 100 years ago. today, an art installation made to honour the victims was unveiled. as caroline davies reports. over the top and into the unknown, this was the battle of passchendaele, one of the deadliest episodes of the first world war. today, nearly 100 years on, a specially commissioned sculpture was unveiled in trafalgar square. rebecca's great—grandfather, harry moorhouse, and his son, ronald, were killed on the same day. they were both in the same battalion and when ronald was wounded, the son, the father set out to find a doctor.
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he was insistent that he would get some help for him but, unfortunately, he was shot as he went out to find the doctor. by then, ronald was dead anyway. so it was all a hideous waste of life. the battle raged for over three months. 500,000 people were wounded or lost their lives. the british gained five miles. the battle of passchendaele was one of the biggest and bloodiest battles the british army has ever fought. it's important because it shows how intense and appalling the first world war was. 100 years ago. we should remember that. it was one of the darkest years in british history. constant driving rain turned the battlefield into a sea of mud, which drowned many of the men fighting there. it is made from material taken from flanders field. the sculpture is to remember the men who died and their bravery. it's not the only way passchendaele
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is being remembered. to help the next generation understand the brutality of the battle, the british legion has created these 360—degree videos. like these cadets, they want the public to download and watch them for free. it makes it a lot more real. so you get a lot more respect for how horrific it must have been. all the effects are so much more real, like the explosions and just the mud and rain. it's all a lot more realistic. it definitely gives depth to the knowledge you're gaining. you get to see lots of different bits around you. what they would see. also, the way the information is given to you, you take it in much better. the mud soldier will be worn away by rain, falling to the air. but the hope is, the memories it invokes will not wash away so easily. this is outside source, live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... donald trump has taken the unusual step of publicly attacking his own attorney general
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on twitter, calling him ‘weak‘ for failing to investigate hillary clinton properly, it's summer across europe at the moment, but there's a real mix of weather. this is the scene in provence, in south—eastern france, where firefighters have been tackling the spread of forest fires across the region — caused by unusually hot, dry and windy weather. moving east to romania, and it's too much rain which has been causing problems. a storm surge swept down dry river beds, carrying debris downstream. low rainfall is the problem in the area in and around rome. authorities at the vatican have turned off more than 100 fountains, in a bid to save water. suffocating summer heat and two years of lower—than—average rainfall has also decimated olive crops and is forcing the italian capital to consider the prospect of water rationing. bbc weather‘s ben rich explained to me the reasons behind
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the extremes we've been seeing. some are is gripping hard across some parts of europe. we have seen extremely high temperatures. spain had its highest temperature recorded and a couple of days ago in sicily, we had a temperature close to 43 celsius. and widely across southern areas, temperatures into the 405. that heat area5, temperatures into the 405. that heat is getting sucked up into an area of low pressure which is currently sitting across central areas of the continent. you mentioned the rain in romania, also in germany today. some places 5eem up in germany today. some places 5eem up to 100 millimetres. thi5 in germany today. some places 5eem up to 100 millimetres. this is the forecast for wednesday, you can see the baltic states and particularly germany, the rain keeps coming. a lot of water in a short space of time, thunder, lightning could cause traffic problems and flush flooding. italy has not had enough rain, rome
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has had two years of low average rainfall, and the only showers... not the persistent rain needed. and they were clearer way. and what is they were clearer way. and what is the outlook for those areas? in italy, on the face of it, improving story. but they could do with the rain, it is largely dry. further showers and storms into germany and central europe. and south eastern europe for a time, so we could see more localised flooding. and wildfires in southern france and corsica. strong wind5 for the next couple of days, they will ease, but the outlook remains largely dry. tens of thousands of illegal workers face forcible deportation in saudi arabia from today, following the end of an amne5ty period by the kingdom. ethiopian5 are among the largest group of illegal labourers, and the deadline had been extended after an appeal by their government. emmanuel igunza has
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the story in addis ababa. thi5 this has been the day seen at the airport in the capital addis ababa over the past few months. hundreds of ethiopian5 back home from saudi arabia where they have been living and working illegally. the5e arabia where they have been living and working illegally. these are pa rt and working illegally. these are part of at least 400,000 ethiopian5 it is believed had been working without proper documentation as domestic workers are in the transport and construction indu5trie5. they have taken advantage of a saudi government amne5ty to life without prosecution. among them is this 20—year—old who has been there for the last five years. but with no family back in ethiopia, it is a mixture of relief, regret a5 ethiopia, it is a mixture of relief, regret as she plans for life here. ethiopia, it is a mixture of relief, regret as she plans for life herelj wa5 regret as she plans for life herelj was a domestic worker in saudi arabia but life was really tough. i could not work all the time because they did not have the proper documentation. i was not as
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co mforta ble, documentation. i was not as comfortable, i had no comfortable freedom to move around. one can never be in peace there. in much -- in march, saudi announced it would rid the country of illegal worker5, targeting more than 1 rid the country of illegal worker5, targeting more than1 million people who it says do not have the right papers. who it says do not have the right paper5. tho5e who it says do not have the right paper5. those who take up the amne5ty offer will avoid penalties and imprisonment and be allowed to return to saudi arabia if they acquire the right permits. so far, only half the people targeted have left saudi arabia and countries like ghana, kenya and ethiopia have been helping citizen5 ghana, kenya and ethiopia have been helping citizens to leave the country in fear of what happened three years ago when saudi authorities clashed with illegal workers as they tried to deport them. it is such concerns for their citizen5 them. it is such concerns for their citizens that have made the cuban government promised to set up busine55e5 if they return home. the national airline has also waived pa rt national airline has also waived part of the airfare for those who cannot afford it. we are really very
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much worried about the consequences that they face after this extended hermit ends. because we know that the saudi government is committed to the saudi government is committed to the action that it wants to take. they will be imprisoned and we do not want our citizens to face unnecessary imprisonment and also suffer any physical harm or humiliation. but ethiopia is already facing high unemployment rates that have led to violent prote5t5 facing high unemployment rates that have led to violent protests and it remains the scene if such assurances can tempt people back to their homeland. —— it remains to be seen. on monday evening, donald trump addressed the boy scouts jamboree in west virginia. it's a tradition us presidents have followed for 80 years. before the event, organisers put out a warning to the scouts that chants of certain phrases like "build the wall" and "lock her up" are considered divisive and may cause friction. but it's the president, not the crowd, that's
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angered a lot of people — with mr trump giving a high politicised speech to the 40,000—5trong crowd, mainly made up of children. donald trump said he didn't want to talk about politics, but then brought up the obamacare vote early on. by by the way, you are going to get the vote ? by the way, you are going to get the vote? he had better get them! he had better get them! otherwise, i will say, you are fired! by the way, what do you think the chances are that this incredible massive crowd is going to be shown on television tonight? 1%, or zero? going to be shown on television tonight? 1%, orzero? the fake going to be shown on television tonight? 1%, or zero? the fake media will say, president trump... you know what this is. president trump spoke before a small crowd of boy scouts today. that is some crowd!
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fake media, fake news. you know, i go to washington and i see all these politicians and i see the swamp and it is not a good place. in fact, today, i said, it is not a good place. in fact, today, isaid, we it is not a good place. in fact, today, i said, we ought to change it from the word swamp to the word cesspool or perhaps to the word sewer, but it is not good! not good. by sewer, but it is not good! not good. by the way, just a question. did president obama ever come to a jamboree? barack obama did address a jamboree via video link seven years ago and he isa via video link seven years ago and he is a former boy scout, unlike trump. a lot of parents were fuming because the scouts pride themselves
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on being nonpartisan and they took to social media. this is one, but there were also plenty of supporters. in response, the boy scouts of america association issued a statement saying the... that was last night. that was in virginia. tonight, president trump is in, can we show you? or higher. that is for a rally, in a state he has a lot of support. winning it in the election, although his approval rating overall sets at just 38.9% although his approval rating overall sets atjust 38.9% in ohio. let's go
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now to ohio. nada tawfik is there for us. nada, what can we expect tonight? these are the types of events that trump loves. he is able to control his message here and he knows he will get prime—time viewing on american television and he is able to do american television and he is able todoa american television and he is able to do a health check on his presidency. these voters were crucial to his win in the election and it is almost a symbol for other similar midwest states in the country. so when he comes here, he wa nts to country. so when he comes here, he wants to make sure he still has support of those voters. winning on a very populist message. so he wants to make sure while he is getting hammered in washington, six months into his administration without a single legislative agenda and talk about possible ties with his administration to russia, that here, the people believe and trust him to still run the country. i spoke to voters today and they very much still stand behind the president despite his low approval ratings. so
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this is something the president loves to do, to get out of washington, to get to these events with people screaming and enjoying his working of the crowd, and it reminds the people who voted for him that he still hears them and he is still their president, following through on an agenda to make their lives better. we spent a lot of the first part of the programme focusing on what is going on in washington and the troubles of the trump administration and the issues today. the attorney general, the vote on russian sanctions and the problems with health care reform. is that on the minds of the people you speak to? to be honest, when you speak to people, i spoke to several trump supporters outside this rally and they are staunch trump supporters, and they were very dismissive. they said this isjust and they were very dismissive. they said this is just news from fake media. in terms of staff changes, or his attacks on the attorney general, they say the president has the right to fine tune his staff if it does
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not work, taking the approach of him being a ceo of the governed. with russia, they were very passionate, they said they voted for donald trump and nobody can say russia helped this president, the people voted for him. they took that very seriously and said it is the fake media going with donald trump's message. so they believe the president on that. it was incredible. on health care, a lot of people said the republicans want to turn this country into, the democrats, into a socialist projects to give health care away. they did not know the details of the plan republicans are putting forward, they stand behind the president and trust has plans to push health care through to benefit them, so still very much a supportive crowd here. thank you very much. we will be back at the same time tomorrow. hello. looking at the weather charts
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for the next ten days and if you wa nt for the next ten days and if you want something dry or warm or settled, you might want to go to southern parts of europe. things very changeable here, the highest temperatures through the first part of the week on tuesday with temperatures reaching 25, 20 6 degrees in shropshire and herefordshire. sunshine around for most. sunshine on wednesday but rain will become more of a player. wet and windy weather because of this low— pressure and windy weather because of this low—pressure dominating the weather charts through the week. this weather front brings a wet start to the wednesday across ireland and western scotland and western england and wales. heavy rain in the northern parts. strong and gusty winds. bright start in eastern england, cloud and occasional lighter patchy rain in the afternoon. if you want to get something done on wednesday, in the west, hold fire, take a lazy brea kfast west, hold fire, take a lazy breakfast and enjoy it and get out in the afternoon. sunny spells for many, showers and western scotland and northern ireland, and the best
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temperatures, high teens and low 205. low—pressure into thursday. strong winds and western scotland and northern ireland, close to the low—pressure, shell is most frequent. northern ireland and scotla nd frequent. northern ireland and scotland could see thunder. the showers. the showers will push through in the breeze. some may avoid them, but it will feel a bit cruel and the showers and temperatures down on what bishop b, the mid—to—high teens at the very best. a little change on thursday night and into friday. low—pressure sticks, revolving around like an old sockin sticks, revolving around like an old sock in a washing machine, throwing in the showers across western scotla nd in the showers across western scotland and northern ireland. occasional showers for england and wales. strong sunshine overhead, some people avoid the showers. the showers for a small portion of the day. later, something more sinister in the south—west. this low—pressure brought wet conditions across washington and the eastern us last
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weekend. friday night into saturday morning, very lively rain. but it does clear for the daytime. so basically, sunshine and showers most frequent in scotland and northern ireland, fewer showers in england, more sunshine, but nothing much to shout about with the temperatures. in the sunday, low—pressure joined by another cousin working its way in with longer showers across scotland and northern ireland, lacking in milderair and northern ireland, lacking in milder air for and northern ireland, lacking in milder airfor england and northern ireland, lacking in milder air for england and and northern ireland, lacking in milder airfor england and wales. more cloud in the west and brightest conditions in the east. a potential weather system in the english channel could produce heavy rain later in the day. for the weekend, the story summed up by sunshine, showers, and some rainbows for many. into the following week, little changes. this is thejet into the following week, little changes. this is the jet stream picture, a strong jet stream dives through the bay of biscay and always on the northern side of it. ways in
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the cooler air. areas of low pressure to the west of the country. it brings some warmth potentially next week, but it will be a changeable pattern. a bit of sunshine, some spells of wet and windy weather to the north and west of the uk, but overall, temperatures in the wetter at times on the cool side rather than above average. we will keep you updated over the coming days, goodbye for now. a landmark decision. the new model, which will be rolled out in 2019, will be built in oxford, where workers welcomed the news. it's great for the business, and we are very thrilled that we are going to be part of this huge success, hopefully. it means that there is no problem with the thoughts of them closing it down because of brexit, so it's very good news. we'll be asking how far bmw's decision reflects confidence in britain as it approaches brexit. also tonight... the parents of the terminally ill
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baby charlie gard plead with a high courtjudge to let him return home to die. staff shortages in the nhs — more than 86,000 posts were vacant in the first three months of this year.
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