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this is bbc news. i'm alpa patel. our top stories: president trump hosts families whose loved ones were murdered by undocumented immigrants, amid outrage over the separation of migrant families crossing into the united states. meanwhile, on the texas border a tent city has emerged to house the migrant children. the challenge now — reuniting them with their parents. the united nations accuses venezuela's security forces of killing hundreds of people under the pretext of fighting crime and a last minute goal by neymar gives brazil their first victory at the world cup, we'll have all the latest on today's matches. hello and welcome to bbc news. the crisis over immigration rules
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in the united states, looks no closer to being resolved. in the last few hours, president trump has pressed the case for greater border security, appearing in a news conference with people whose family members were killed by undocumented immigrants — known as the so called ‘angel‘ families. meanwhile. along the southern border, hundreds of children remain separated from their parents, despite a u—turn on the policy by president trump. the bbc‘s aleem maqbool is in el paso, texas with this report. in a detention camp close to the mexican border, the us is holding children. we saw them being trooped between tents in single file. in many cases, they were separated from their parents by immigration officials. often their mothers and fathers, who themselves are in detention, have no idea where their children are.
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we've been trying to get access to this camp by official channels but were denied. this was the only way we could get any sense of what was happening inside. seven—year—old darwin from guatemala has finally been reunited with his mother, beata, after they were separated three weeks ago, even though beata said she followed all the rules in claiming asylum. "look at his face," she says, "he's so sad, but we'll be together now, and nothing will tear us apart." but this kind of reunion has so far been rare. the vast majority of parents and children separated under donald trump's controversial immigration policy remain in detention. lawyers say many have still had no communication with their children and have been given no information about their welfare or even location. receipts are given for people's property, and yet these individuals were not receiving anything in terms of a human being, their child. it is akin to kidnapping someone, when you take someone
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away from someone and don't give them any information whatsoever. this man says he fled honduras after getting death threats there, but when he came to the us earlier this month, his daughter, shown in these family photos, was taken from him. he is in prison, where we spoke to him by phone. he's desperate even just to speak to his daughter. translation: they didn't give me any explanation. the only thing they told me was, "you're going to be separated from your daughter." it really made me feel powerless, because imagine a little girl, eight years old, who is crying and clinging to your leg. never afraid of stirring things up, donald trump today decided not to focus on the families separated by his immigration rules, but relatives of those killed by illegal immigrants. they don't talk about the death and destruction caused by people that shouldn't be here,
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people that will continuously get into trouble and do bad things. for years, their pain was met with silence, their plight was met with indifference, but no more. this country's been dramatically split over border security. the president's new order that's meant to end family separations, signed under huge pressure, doesn't change that. while there remain hundreds of children held separated from theirfamilies, people will continue to take to the streets to protest against what they see as a barbaric policy by the american government. but make no mistake about it, there is another half of this country who feel proud of this president and the tougher stance that he tried to take on immigration. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in el paso. well, earlier i spoke to chris buckler in washington and i asked him just how the children will be reunited with their parents..
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the parents and the children are being held by different departments so being held by different departments so that parents are being held by the department ofjustice said they are inside that system where they are inside that system where they are effectively being prosecuted and the children are being held by the department of health and human services because they can't be held in prison, they have been held ineffectively detention shelters. there seems to be confusion about how they reunite families and is also the question of where they reunite families. this whole policy of rolling back on the idea of separating families is something the president has ordered but the practical reality of doing it is proving extremely difficult and time and time again, we are hearing from the government contradictory m essa 9 es the government contradictory messages but they don't have a process yet in place to reignite —— reunite all of these families. president trump has urged republicans to drop efforts to pass comprehensive immigration
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legislation. how much of this is about the mid—term elections in november? this has been a difficult week for president trump. that he doesn't like to back down. he wants to be seen as strong in immigration. fundamentally, the family separation policy has made them look again. and the policy surrounding that. what you've seen in the last 2a hours is a president who has prepared —— was prepared to fight on immigration. families separated, to be about those families were the victims of migrants who have made their way into the country. it doesn't matter, the statistics, but actually, it's not the case that migrants are more likely to commit crime. talking
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about victims inside america. really talking about the dangers of immigration. he is going to make immigration. he is going to make immigration an issue yet again. and remember, on his way to the white house, they talk time and time again about building that wall, being tough on immigration and potentially, this could be another subject we could see campaigned about in the months coming up. away from immigration, and president trump has threatened to impose import duty of twenty per cent on european cars. the president made the comment after the eu imposed tariffs on some american goods, a move that was itself a response to us tariffs on steel. shares in the carmakers bmw, porsche and volkswagen all fell on the news. nick bryant is in washington. the transpacific trade war with
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china, the trans— trade war with canada and mexico, india took retaliatory measures with the united states and japan and turkey is preparing to do the same. this is broadening and widening. many of donald trump's supporters, especially those in the industrial heartland states of the rust belt love the rhetoric of the trade war but will they like the reality because the european union has been specific about which us goods it is targeting. it's gone to brands like harley—davidson, not because they are iconic or symbolic but because of where they are made, in those rust belt states of the old industrial heartland. wow they are trying to damage donald trump politically. and it could damage america economically. the chamber of commerce in america thinks the market is due to rebut the fundamentals of america are strong,
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unemployment at an 18— year low and donald trump believes he is entering this battle from the point of economic strength. the united nations has accused venezuela's security forces of killing hundreds of people under the pretext of fighting crime. in a report, it cites "shocking" accounts of young men being killed during operations, often in poor neighbourhoods, between 2015 and 2017. the un's human rights chief said no—one was being held to account, suggesting the rule of law was "virtually absent". venezuela has in the past dismissed human rights allegations as "lies", as the country goes through a protracted political and economic crisis. our north america correspondent nada tawfik gave further details about what exactly is contained within the un report. they say they spoke to people,
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either victims or witnesses, and while they were able to visit venezuela, they say they found shocking and credible reports of extrajudicial killings. they say this goes back to the operations for the liberation of the people and that was from july 2015 to march 2017 and that was the government's approach to make president maduro look tough on crime. they say witnesses they spoke to have a similar pattern, they spoke of a pattern where officers, security forces, went into poor neighbourhoods and would arrest criminals, people they said fit the profile of criminals. these were young men in poor neighbourhoods that got no kind of warrant to enter their homes. they were not given any due process and they were often arrested or killed. witnesses said
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the security forces would often tamper with the scene to have an exchange of gunfire. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. agencies delivering aid to the yemeni city of hodeida say civilians are fleeing the embattled port town, as pro—government forces try to drive out houthi rebels. a un statement said there had been a "large scale" displacement of residents in the past two days. the government and saudi—led coalition allies launched the offensive to capture hodeida earlier this month. tens of thousands of people across spain are protesting at the provisional release of five men convicted of sexually assaulting an eighteen—year—old woman in pamplona two years ago. the self—styled wolf pack, posted bail of around seven thousand dollars each pending an appeal against conviction and a nine—year jail sentence. a police report has revealed the so—called "safety operator" of a self—driving uber car was watching tvjust before the vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian in arizona. the police report said the crash was entirely avoidable. uber has so far declined to comment.
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italy says malta has refused its request to take in a boat run by a charity in the mediterranean carrying more than 200 rescued migrants. the migrants — on the lifeline vessel — were picked up off the libyan coast on thursday. a week ago, a similar boat, carrying more than 600 migrants, was diverted to spain after both italy and malta refused to let it dock. 0ur rome correspondent james reynolds reports. the migration route across the mediterranean is dangerous and also increasingly complicated. this week, the united nations says more than 200 migrants have drowned trying to make the journey. those who get
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rescued by ngo boats face an uncertain search for port. the nearest european countries, malta and italy, do not want to take in ngo vessels, including the lifeline. it's's new populist government warns it will impound the lifeline if it reaches italian territory. instead, italy is urging malta to take the ngo vessel, arguing the smaller country is the nearest safe port. but malta has often said it doesn't have the capacity to accommodate large numbers of survivors. in order to prevent another stand—off at sea, other european countries are now getting involved. the government of spain, which last week provided the port to the ngo boat aquarius, says it's now in contact with malta, italy and also fronts. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come. when wedding bells ring in uganda —
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so do the cash registers . we look at the rising cost of tying the knot. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade center armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a rightful claim on certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner". chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that on 8june, god told him to plead guilty, and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie,
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which for 29 years has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: president trump hosts families whose loved ones were murdered by undocumented immigrants, amid outrage over the separation of migrant families crossing into the united states. a united nations report says the venezuelan police and military are carrying out hundreds of extrajudicial killings under the pretext of fighting crime. the aerospace giant airbus says it will reconsider its future investment in the uk, if britain leaves the eu single market and customs union without a deal. airbus employs more than 111,000 people contributing over $9 billion to the british economy every year. another major manufacturer
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in the uk, bmw, has said that uncertainty could damage the uk's car industry. our business editor simonjack reports. on a mission to air its fears over brexit, the boss of airbus in the uk issued a stark warning over the consequences of any interruption to their supply chains. we're very fearful there will be chaos at the borders, and we want our factories to be able to operate as smoothly as possible. some politicians will say, "we've heard this all before, this is scaremongering, this is a reboot of project fear." this isjust a businessperson sitting here today explaining the risks we've evaluated for our business. i'm not a politician. rather than project fear, this is dawning reality. this wing—making factory in broughton, north wales, is the biggest of airbus's 25 uk sites and local people are worried. i've lived in broughton all my life, and it would be disastrous if they went, for the community. and it's notjust airbus, it's all the suppliers that supply them, isn't it, as well?
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airbus is not the only major manufacturer expressing concern about disruption to supplies. here at the mini factory in oxford, 270 trucks deliver millions of components every dayjust in time and in the right order to make one car every 67 seconds. mini's owner, bmw, says it needs clarity on future trade and border arrangements by this summer. if we don't get clarity in the next couple of months, we have to start making those contingency plans, which means investing money in systems that we might not need, in warehouses that might not be usable in the future. effectively, making the uk automotive industry less competitive than it is in a very competitive world right now. and that is a decisive issue that ultimately could damage this industry. advanced manufacturing is a delicate, finely tuned business. minis may be made in the uk, but it's not as straightforward as that. when it comes to symbols
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of british manufacturing, it doesn't get much more iconic than this. but how british is a mini? well, the steering wheel is from romania, the front lights are from spain, the rear lights are from poland, the crankshaft is from france. and these components can go back and forth several times between here and the eu. in fact, of the components that go into this car, 60% come from the eu. you get a real picture of how it takes a continent to build a car. so why not simply source more parts here in the uk? there just isn't the uk supplier infrastructure here. 15 million cars produced in europe, 1.5 million here, the sourcing tends to be in europe because that's where the main factories doing this sort of business are. the government insisted it is listening to business and wants the same things from the negotiation. our intention is to avoid unnecessary frictions at the border, to avoid tariffs.
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we couldn't be clearer in terms of our understanding of what the economy needs, and that is to be able to continue to operate a sophisticated, modern, just—in—time production system. airbus and bmw have long harboured concerns over brexit. with nine months to go before we leave the eu, those concerns have turned to alarm. simon jack, bbc news. football — and the world cup continues in russia. the group games are coming thick and fast — and there were great results for nigeria, switzerland, and those perennial favourites — brazil. the bbc‘s tim allman has been watching all the action. there leaving it late and then there is leaving it late. these brazil
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firms were celebrating after a vital win at this world cup. but they know just how lucky they were. yes, we are so happy. at the end of the game was caught. and that is awesome. that's the best comedy best feeling ever. he saved us that's the best comedy best feeling ever. he saved us are so that's the best comedy best feeling ever. he saved us are so many times. and then what happens happened. and what happened was this. brazil, looking to overcome a fierce costa rican resistance, thought they got a penalty, but then those magic letters popped up again, var. in the rectory changed his mind. come injury time for lucas digne managed to change it —— fili coutinho.
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neymar scoring his first goal of the tournament. brazil not all that impressive, but doing what they had to do. staying in group b and serbia had to seal a place in the knockout stage, taking an early lead against switzerland. but things turned around in the second half. first it was 1—1, then around in the second half. first it was1—1, then in around in the second half. first it was 1—1, then in the 90th minute, a brilliant solo effort from j denticare it made it 2—1. still a lot of sorting out to do in this group. it is not that clear in group d. nigeria doing their chances no harm at all with a 2—1wheel d. nigeria doing their chances no harm at all with a 2—1 wheel over iceland. ahmed musa getting both goals. this one a possible contender for best of the tournament. i could have a chance to make it 2—1, at gylfi sigurdsson's penalty flew over the bar. when it is not your day, it is not your day. tim allman, bbc news. and to keep up to date with what's going on in the world cup go to the bbc sport website.
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everything you need is there: team news, interviews, results, and fixtures — building up to the final onjuly t15th. go to how much should you spend on a wedding? in uganda, the answer is, increasingly, a lot more. couples under pressure from friends, family and society, are opting for more and more extravagant festivities. but, not everyone can afford to keep up. mugabi turya has more. is in uganda this year a quarter of a million couples will get married. —— in uganda. ten years ago, high—school sweetheart stewart and robert had a traditional wedding. and like so many ugandan couples they are now opting for a second
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ceremony, a big white wedding. they have invited over 1500 guests. ugandan weddings are now big business. big dresses, big venues, and big bills. a wedding like this costs around $100,000 us. most ugandan couples have a traditional wedding, which usually includes the groom paying a bride price. these days, with more and more couples also having big white weddings, people are facing additional financial burdens. moses spent 10,000 user —— us dollars on their wedding. half of which went to what the right price. they still owe $4000. the right price. they still owe 34000. it the right price. they still owe 54000. it has the right price. they still owe $4000. it has turned into a lot of stress and strain and pressure on me. even between me and my wife.
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with stress you can develop depression as a wife. you elect your husband cannot provide. mps are proposing a legal change to make the traditional payments of ray price optional. the first thing that we require is that right price doesn't have to be paid. even as a pastor, i am intending to marry and get married. and that cost is passed on. yes. while moses and joan will a lwa ys yes. while moses and joan will always treasure their own wedding day, they are supportive of couples tried to find out ways to the traditional and the new, ideally while staying in the budget. mugabi tu rya, while staying in the budget. mugabi turya, bbc news, kampala. now, some of you may remember this guy! it's japanese comedian pikotaro.
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the youtube star's hit, pen—pineapple—apple—pen, has knocked up more than 200 million views, and he was even chosen to perform for donald trump during the us president's official visit to japan last year. well, now pikotaro has discovered a new use for his music. it helps stop babies crying. when the comedian played his hit song to his bawling newborn daughter, she stopped crying. even the doctors who delivered her have approved of the new lullaby. that is it from me and the team. goodbye for now. hello. talk of a heatwave, i am
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pretty sure, will be met with cheers and greens in equal measure. that is next week. the warming of our weather gathers pace this weekend. cloudier skies for some on saturday compared with friday. not all of us are going to be dry, as i will show you ina are going to be dry, as i will show you in a moment. it is high pressure, settling, driving with a building across the uk, you can see the warmer colours moving in as well. the temperatures had up as a further into next week, as we will see ina further into next week, as we will see in a moment. that said, early rises saturday morning, they will be a chill around. temperatures quite widely into single figures, overnight averages will be heading up overnight averages will be heading up as well. as we look at the peak of four saturday, cloud around for northern scotland, there will be some outbreaks of rain, especially into the northern isles and quite breezy year compared with elsewhere. elsewhere, light winds and extensive high cloud. the sun will be hazy out that it has been. the winds are very
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light, but quite breezy with the cloud and outbreaks of rain in northern scotland. hazy sunshine was a clearer skies across southern parts. temperatures heading up a few degrees you. elsewhere, many not too much of a difference yet. more of a difference on sunday. the rain will clear away for much of northern scotla nd clear away for much of northern scotland in three saturday evening and night. a bit early sunday into shetland. elsewhere, under clear skies, temperatures dip, but again maybe not quite as far as they have been doing. more places holding up into double figures. 0n been doing. more places holding up into double figures. on sunday, high pressure is right across the british isles. the weather fronts pressure is right across the british isles. the weatherfronts being steered well to the north. early rain in shetland will clear away. for most, there will hardly be a cloud in the sky. a little hazy in places, but equally across southern parts, out through some eastern areas of england. patchy cloud in north—west scotland. they are the exceptions to an otherwise glorious pa rt exceptions to an otherwise glorious part two of the weekend. the wanderers to gather pace. more of us
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into the low 20s on sunday. bit of cloud towards north—west scotland on monday. elsewhere, plenty of sunshine. the temperatures go up further, low to mid 20s on monday. it is widely into the mid—20s and maybe upper 20s as well as we look beyond that. the hotspot is getting new 30 celsius for the first time this year. it will be a bit cooler on the coast. remember the overnight averages warming up a bit as well. high uv averages warming up a bit as well. high uv and very warm —— high pollen levels in places. it looks likely we will make 30 celsius at some point next week. this is bbc news, the headlines. president trump has hosted campaigners whose relatives were murdered by undocumented migrants. it's seen as an effort to regain the initiative amid outrage over the separation of migrant families crossing into the us. meanwhile, mr trump has threatened to impose import duties of twenty per cent
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on cars made in the eu. he made the comment after the eu imposed tariffs on some us goods, a move that was itself a response to us tariffs on steel. a report by the united nations human rights council has accused venezuela's security forces of killing hundreds of young people over a 3—year period under the pretext of fighting crime. on day nine of the world cup, brazil beat costa rica two nil in group e. nigeria won 2—nil in their match against iceland and switzerland won their match against serbia 2—1. "we were just doing ourjob".
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