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welcome to bbc news. i'm mike embley. our top stories: on the second day of his state visit to the uk, president trump promises a "phenomenal" trade deal with the us after brexit. there've been anti—trump protests in london, and other cities, but he's dismissed them as "fake news" sudan's security forces crack down on protests, sparking international condemnation. more than 30 people were killed on monday. a health crisis in the democratic republic of congo, as ebola cases pass 2,000 — doubling injust two months. and, marking the 75th anniversary of the d—day landings, we look back at the world's biggest—ever seaborne attack.
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hello. president trump has promised what he called a "phenomenal" trade deal between the us and uk, but then caused some political uproar by suggesting "everything is on the table" for negotiation, including britain's national health service. in a later interview he's since backtracked on that. there were more protests on the second day of his state visit, although the president claimed they didn't happen, calling reports about them "fa ke news". 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg reports on the day's events. he always draws a crowd. but doesn't always please them. when the president comes to town, controversy is never far. the prime minister was his first international guest at the white house. this kodak moment for the mays
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and trumps will be one of her last. a press conference with donald trump on a momentous occasion, a grand leaving do for theresa may. clear even from the niceties, the two have sometimes clashed. i've always talked openly with you donald, when we have taken a different approach and you have done the same with me. i've always believed cooperation and compromise are the basis of strong alliances and nowhere is this more true than in the special relationship. for any british and american pair, this relationship matters, but nothing ever knowingly undersold by donald trump. prime minister may, it's been a true honour and i've greatly enjoyed working with you, you are a tremendous professional and a person who loves your country dearly, thank you very much, really an honour. the american and the british people, it's the greatest alliance the world has ever known.
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thank you, prime minister, thank you. as the uk stumbles towards leaving the eu, the president has questioned the prime minister's approach. i seem to remember the president recommending i sued the european union, which i didn't do, we went into negotiations and i came out with a good deal. i would have sued, but that's ok. i would have sued and settled maybe, but you never know. she's probably a better negotiator than i am. i think we're going to have a great trade deal, yes. i think we're going to have a great and very comprehensive trade deal. when you're dealing in trade, everything is on the table, so nhs or anything else, or a lot more than that. that is one of the things thousands in westminster would rail against, though. these protests weren't fake news, as the president claimed, although there were pockets of support for him and the crowds much smaller than last time. leading the charge, though, the labour leader, who refused
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last night to go to the queen's dinner in honour of donald trump. together we can make a big difference. together, we can change this world. together, we can bring about that peace and justice and by our demonstration here today, we have shown just how determined we all of us are to achieve that better place and that better world! cheering. but then it emerged from the president's lips, mr corbyn had asked to see him after all. i don't knowjeremy corbyn, never met him, never spoke to him. he wanted to meet today and i decided that i would not do that. i think that he is, from where i come from, somewhat of a negative force. i think that people should look to do things correctly, as opposed to criticise. i really don't like critics as much as i like and respect people that get things done.
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it's not all straightforward between the tories and mrtrump, though. tensions over iran, climate change — factors his next opposite number will have to confront, but who? so i know boris, i like him, i've liked him for a long time. i think he would do a very good job. i knowjeremy, ithink he would do a good job. i don't know michael, would he do a good job, jeremy, tell me? all too much finally, perhaps, for mr may. always an unlikely pair, perhaps. 0ne shameless, one shy. time is nearly up on this particular duo. the motorcade, of course, as always, will roll on. theresa may and donald trump are very different characters, very different leaders and even the careful choreography of a state visit like this can't mask the fractures and the difficulties between the united states
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and the united kingdom. but this of course is a relationship that will matter for longer and will last longer than two occupants will stay in office. some of the contenders for number ten might meet donald trump while he's here, but who was snapped on the way to see him first tonight? an old friend, nigel farage. however straight the line—up tonight, though, this president glories in going over the edge. whoever is the prime minister next will encounter an ally who might love appearing proper, but is properly unpredictable, too. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. and for more on the president state visit, including all the latest pictures, head to our website, bbc.com/news. you an also download the bbc news app. let's get some of the day's other news. tens of thousands of people have
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protested in the czech capital, prague, calling for the resignation of prime minister andrej babis. he's accused of fraudulent use of eu subsidies, although he denies any wrongdoing. 0rganisers say as many as 120,000 were at tuesday's rally. an armed deputy, criticised for the way he responded to the parkland school shooting in florida last year, is facing multiple charges, including child neglect. scot peterson was outside marjory stoneman douglas high school when a gunman opened fire, killing 17 people. according to his lawyer, the officer believed the gunshots were coming from outside the building. tens of thousands of people have gathered in hong kong to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the killing of pro—democracy protesters in tiananmen square. in beijing itself, there was no reference to the events of 1989. there's never been any official account of the number of dead. sudanese paramilitary forces are pushing deeper into the capital city khartoum, and neighbouring 0mdurman, clearing barricades
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and firing into the air. the special forces — former members of the feared janjaweed militia — are spearheading a crackdown, now sudan's military leaders have scrapped all agreements with the main opposition coalition, and called new elections. activists have been calling for a civilian government, but it's reported at least 35 demonstrators were killed on monday. catherine byaruhanga reports. sudan's security forces have turned against their citizens, hunting down protesters who want them out of power. the men with guns are showing who's really in charge after negotiations with opposition groups broke down. most of these deployments are being filmed in secret by scared witnesses. large gatherings are seen as a threat to the militia rulers, even prayers to mark the end of ramadan have been banned.
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in all other parts of the muslim world, this is a moment to celebrate the eid al—fitr festival, but here the streets are deserted. people are too scared to leave their homes because of the insecurity. khartoum has ground to a halt. when sudan's militia rulers took over nearly two months ago, they declared they were on the side of the people. they started talks to form a civilian transitional government and agreed to elections in three years. last night, they tore up those promises. translation: the military council has decided to stop negotiations with the opposition and to call for general elections within a period not exceeding nine months. but some are willing to brave the streets and attempt to continue their protest that began in december and led to the removal of president 0mar al—bashir. translation: we believe the matter is now in the hands
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of the sudanese people. they are setting up barricades, they are succeeding in their strikes and protests. this regime will fall, no matter what. protesters are now gathering in neighbourhoods and small streets outside the city centre, preparing for a fresh stand—off with the security forces. catherine byaru hanga, bbc news, khartoum. we are nowjoined by thomas van linge, researcher in upcoming global conflicts. 0nly specialise in global conflict, do you see this heading at the moment? it is very hard to say the moment? it is very hard to say the moment because there's still a lot unclear about the current situation, about the extent of the current crackdown. that is in part because as an ongoing shutdown of the internet in sudan. as was mentioned, the current debt has made to be —— death toll is around 35. some people are saying it could be four times as high. it's hard to say what will
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happen next but i think it all depends on the skill of the crackdown, the severity of it. and what the oppositional decide to do next. therefore it is stated that they want to continue the protest, they want to continue the protest, they want to continue the protest, they want to continue strikes and they want to continue strikes and they emphasise that the protest need to be peaceful but it all depends on how much they will be able to protest in the street. they be able to return to khartoum which they have held for six weeks until it was clear just all the protest have held for six weeks until it was clearjust all the protest return to the neighbourhoods and the poor areas of khartoum where they are centred in the months leading up to the uprising. there are powerful forces involve behind—the—scenes here? especially behind the military. watch us juicy of international intervention, either from other countries or from the us —— the african union. from other countries or from the us -- the african union. if you look at international intervention it will have to come from either the african
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union or the united nations was of the west is probably not going to do anything in sudan because there's too little influence in the country too little influence in the country to change anything underground. and the european union has set a deadline for the military council to hand over power by the end ofjune. it was set at the end of april but egypt which is a very prominent country has convinced the union to extend the deadline to the end of june. but at the moment without things are right now, it seems very unlikely that there will be a civilian government by the end of the month. and if the deadline is not met, sudan, according to the union will be suspended but is very much a question of whether they will follow through on that'll stop from your research, do you think the military ever intended to allow a move to civilian while —— rule? military ever intended to allow a move to civilian while -- rule? or we re move to civilian while -- rule? or were they always deceiving the opposition or do you think there has been a change of heart within the military? there is a power struggle going on within the military. it's mostly remarkable about this crackdown, it's that it was almost
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entirely done by military that was previously known as janjaweed. according to the source that i have spoken to, the regular soldiers and regular police were hardly involved in this. according to some reports, soldiers who regarded the protest side were ordered by the officers to retreat from the area to give the clearing for the military is to enter the site and unleash violence upon the protesters. it's very hard to say if there was one united intent of the military council but it's very clear that there are different actors on the military side. and the police forces. thank you very much. stay with us on bbc news, there is much more to come including this... ken is up in arms about plans to build a coal—fired power station? world heritage site.
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the queen and her husband began their royal progress to westminster. the moment of crowning in accordance with the order of service, by a signal given, the great guns of the tower shall be shot off. tributes have been paid around the world to muhammad ali, who has died at the age of 7a. 0utspoken but rarely outfought, ali transcended the sport of boxing, of which he was three times a world champion. he was a good fighter. he fought all the way to the end, even through his illness. yes, he did. uefa imposes an indefinite ban on english clubs playing in europe. today is the 20th anniversary of the release of the beatles lp sergeant pepper's lonely hearts club band, a record described as "the album of the century."
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this is bbc news. the latest headlines: 0n the second day of his state visit to the uk, president trump has promised a "phenomenal" trade deal with the us after brexit. sudan's security forces crack down on protests, sparking international condemnation. at least 30 people were killed on monday. australia's most senior catholic has appeared in court to appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two young boys in the 1990s. cardinal george pell is serving a six year prison sentence. a jury found him guilty earlier this year. hywel griffith has the latest. cardinal pell‘s defence team argued that the verdict reached by a jury back in december was unreasonable, they must‘ve had doubt in their minds given all the evidence they heard. cardinal pell‘s case was that he was innocent,
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that he simply could not have been there, that abuse simply could not have happened. given that he was an important public figure in melbourne cathedral who would not have been alone at the time that the abuse was meant to have occurred. now, it will be up to the panel of three judges to decide whether they think the convictions were unreasonable, they may take a few weeks to reach that decision. however, if they agree, it is possible the conviction would be quashed and he will be released without another trial. but that would not be the end of the line legally, whichever side essentially loses here may decide to take this case on to the high court in canberra. it is a case that draws international attention, there are also many campaigners here in court following this, step by step. cardinal pell is such an important figure here in australia, and represents so much in a country which has been confronting a tragic history of child abuse. more than 2,000 cases of ebola
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have now been recorded in the democratic republic of the congo, two thirds of them fatal. the outbreak began last august, but recently there's been a significant spike. health workers are finding between 15 and 20 new cases every day. gareth barlow reports. ebola — deadly, devastating, unrelenting. injustio months, 2,000 people infected, two thirds of them dead. despite the pain, despite the deaths, health workers say many people don't believe the virus exists. and it's notjust a lack of education that's causing infection rates to rise, the drc‘s security situation is also to blame. every time there is an incident, whether some of them are major, some of them are minor, some of them targets, ebola responders, some of them don't, but every time there is a security incident we are not able to provide services and go into the community. we are not able to vaccinate. between january and may there were more than a0 attacks on health facilities.
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on tuesday, gunmen killed 15 people in the eastern town of beni. this is the congo's 10th outbreak of ebola in just over a0 years, getting worse, day by day. we have strategies that we know that are working, but again, if we cannot deploy those tools, it is — we can't expect that the outbreak will be contained. for the authorities fighting ebola, the challenge is supremely complex. having to battle a disease, militants and misinformation. three hard fights, no victories. —— victories. gareth barlow, bbc news. campaigners in kenya are hoping to stop the construction of a controversial coal—fired power plant. the facility close to the lamu island world heritage site would increase the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 700%. alastair leithead reports from kenya. for centuries, little has changed on lamu island,
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the dhow sailing boats a reflection of its arab trader heritage. it is quiet, isolated, and has largely been left alone in the decades since kenya's independence. but the way of life, not least for the fishermen, has been under threat since the day the mangroves started being pulled out and the chinese dredging ships arrived. fishermen say breeding areas and coral reefs were destroyed as a channel was cut and sand dug out for building. here, in a remote corner of kenya, is stage one of a $25.5 billion project — a superport, an oil terminal, road and railway links, an airport, a resort city, and a coal—fired power station. this is the area allocated for the power station. the locals call it ‘the box'. many have been evicted, but some are hanging on,
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waiting for compensation. "we were told we'd be paid and moved to another piece of land," he said. "but up till now, we've not been paid." they are growing maize for food and to pay for the children's education in the meantime. and in lamu town, there is a worry about the impact on the air, the ocean and the culture. this is lamu, a world heritage site. raya and other activists have been challenging the development throughout, especially the power station. we are wondering why they want to implement this project, because we have signed a green agreement at paris. our president signed that, but down here they want to implement this disastrous project, and we are really worried. and this is not something that is unique to kenya. around the world at the moment, there are hundreds of coal—fired power stations being planned or being built, despite the various international commitments to combating climate change. stop the construction of new coal plants by 2020. we want a green economy,
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not a grey economy, in the world. the kenyan government wouldn't comment on a case still being challenged in court. but if built, it'll increase the country's carbon emissions sevenfold, breaking a promise to cut them, and it'll have even more impact on this historic place. alastair leithead, bbc news, lamu island. as we reported earlier, president trump and prime minister may head to portsmouth on wednesday for events to mark the 75th anniversary of d—day. landing more than 150,000 allied troops in france helped open the door to victory over the nazis. the cost in human lives was colossal, of course, but d—day could never have happened at all without months of detailed planning and accurate intelligence, as robert hall reports.
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the beaches of normandy in 19114 saw the largest seaborne attack ever mounted. allied commanders put the final plans in place at southwark house, hidden from public gaze in the hills behind portsmouth. the decisions that were taken here injune 19114 marked the end of the first chapter in the d—day story. the men who made those decisions did so on the basis of intelligence gathering and science. 100 miles from allied headquarters, the codebreakers of bletchley park had been building up their picture of german readiness for over a year. in these offices, lights burned through the night as analysts trawled enemy radio messages, data that was compared with aerial photos and information from agents in france. what we are trying to do is tell the story of d—day in a film. those efforts are marked by a new exhibition which marks the complexity of the operation.
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intelligence is in proportion to the size of the operation. you need information on the same scale as you need troops and tanks. so, the fact the normandy campaign is such a large project means it needs a large intelligence effort as well. along the beaches, people were risking their lives to gather information on physical conditions. landing thousands of men safely here posed fresh problems. they were solved by a man and a machine in a cellar on the wirral. this is arthur doodson‘s tidal predictor, using information from normandy codenamed position z, are a series of cogs calculating the series of tides for the d—day period. this machine still works. modern day models do it much
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quicker with variables, but with the same mathematics. and this machine can still do it to a very high standard. surviving members of his team remember his total dedication. the predicting machines were his pride and joy. but it was more than that. he had the ability to analyse the tide and come up with the values to put on his machine in order to make predictions. back at southwark house, anxious eyes had turned skywards. newsreader: 0n the eve of d—day, the leaders of this great adventure. storms in the channel were threatening the entire plan. in june the fourth, the landings were postponed. troops at sea had an uncomfortable 2a hours before general eisenhower's chief weather advisor arrived with the news there was a brief opportunity. after details in the weather, cloud, wind and visibility and so on. he turned round to me and said, if this things comes off, there will be a case of good whiskey
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waiting for you in a day or two. eisenhower reportedly launched overload with the words, "ok, let's go." intelligence and science have played their part, but in the end his final decision was a leap of faith. robert hall, bbc news. a footnote about: britain and the us are among 16 countries who have signed a joint statement to mark that anniversary. the country say they are committed to uphold the values of democracy, tolerance and the rule of law. we will have full coverage of all of the d—day events on wednesday. a man has scaled one of the tallest loadings in the polish capital of warsaw without robes. this is a man climbing without robes. —— ropes. it's reported the climber later arrested for causing public escort. there is much more anytime for you on all the
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news on the bbc website —— public discord. thank you for watching. hello, most parts of the uk saw some wet weather on tuesday as an area of low pressure pushed its way from south to north. today from south to north. the low centre is going to fall today the low centre is going to fall into the north sea but we will see a weather front trailing to the rear of bringing some rain into the northern half of the uk. notice this phone here for the south across the continent, or possibly to come out of that as we look at the forecast for overnight and into thursday. let's start with this morning and that pretty grey and wet start for scotla nd that pretty grey and wet start for scotland and northern ireland. breezy here as well. still close to the low centre. further south, a quieter start, if you so as for northern england and northern wales. some sunshine as we make it into southern england. some early morning
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patches of mist but they should be fairly short lived. then, as the day progresses we continue to keep a lot of cloud across northern ireland and scotland, perhaps in the afternoons some brighter spells eventually getting into southern scotland, some showers here, too. aside from the chance of if few showers across the south—west and insula, as far as 0xfordshire, overall a lot of fine weather. —— and insula. 20 in the south. —— peninsula. come that little pulse on trailing that we saw across the continent. it could well be that the majority of the rain stays out in the north sea, although we could see some heavy downpours clipping easternmost england. it looks like the low will push up through the north sea on thursday, finally bringing some more persistent rain into scotland throughout the day. although, as did the wet weather will stay offshore. there will be some heavy showers through the day for the north sea
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coastal regions in the north of england and later heavier, more persistent rain coming to the north of scotland. for many, though, as they look like a fine day with spells of sunshine. temperatures disappointingly average or slightly below. another region of low pressure m oves below. another region of low pressure moves through on saturday, questions about the timing on how quickly it will move north, but most areas will see windy weather and a wet spell to and the weekend. it looks like things will stay with the u nsettled looks like things will stay with the unsettled on through the weekend.
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this is bbc news, the headlines president trump has predicted a three—fold increase in trade between britain and the us, if the two countries strike a deal after brexit. there were more protests on the second day of his state visit, although the president claimed they didn't happen, calling reports about them "fa ke news". sudanese special forces, former members of a feared militia, are cracking down on unarmed civilian protests, killing at least 30 people. it's sparked international condemnation. military leaders have scrapped all agreements with the main opposition coalition. more than 2,000 cases of ebola have now been recorded in the democratic republic of the congo, two thirds of them fatal. the outbreak began last august, but recently there's been a significant spike. health workers, who are facing attacks from suspicious locals and armed rebel groups, are finding up to 20 new cases a day.
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now on bbc news, panorama. 0n panorama tonight, an energy scandal involving a notorious businessman. so, is frank timis corrupt? in my opinion, there's a simple answer — yes. we uncover frank timis's secret payments linked to an african president. do you think this is a suspicious arrangement? i do find the payments suspicious. we reveal how his company is getting between $9 billion and $12 billion from bp. 9 billion? mm—hm. he stutters: is it true? and we ask why one of the world's biggest companies signed up to such

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