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from classic kwarteng. intact and undamaged, 1600 —year—old mosaic depicting the trojan war found in syria. this reminds me of me, it is the same as my glasses. and what is in an emerging? we will tell you about our campaign to stop people who wear glasses being seen as nerds. welcome to our programme from the united states and around the united states and around the world. the jury in the us has sentenced a 24—year—old man to life behind bars for carrying out one of the worst school mass shootings in the country's history. nicholas
cruz murdered 17 people and injured 17 others in parklands, florida, 2018. families of the victims erected —— reacted angrily. what punishment does the murder of 17 people deserve? unlike most other mass shooters, nikolas cruz survived the massacre he created and lived to see a jury answer that question. jurors have reached a verdict in this case... they rejected the death penalty, giving him life without parole. inside court, the families of the victims showed their disappointment. outside, they reacted in fury. i'm disgusted with those jurors. i'm disgusted with the system. that you can allow 17 dead and 17 others shot and wounded and not give the death penalty — what do we have the death penalty for?
cruz was on a mission on valentine's day in 2018. aged 19, he entered the school he'd been expelled from, armed with a legally purchased automatic rifle. in less than six minutes, he destroyed the lives of 1a students and three teachers. the students who survived went on to create march for our lives, a huge gun reform movement with rallies held across the country. last year, cruz pleaded guilty to all murder charges and apologised to the families. i am very sorry for what i did, and i have to live with it every day, and if i were to get a second chance, i would do everything in my power to try to help others. the indictment, murder in the first degree... prosecutors said he was a sociopath who carefully planned the killing. his defence team said he suffered lifelong mental health problems from his mother's abuse of alcohol and drugs while she was pregnant with him. the jurors accepted that. tony's daughter gina was one of the first to be
killed by cruz. 17 beautiful lives were cut short by murder. heinous, preplanned, torturous murder. and the monster that killed them gets to live another day. this case has reignited the debate on capital punishment, with some arguing more killing isn't the answer. whilst cruz will get to live, the serial killer will lose his freedom forever. nomia iqbal, bbc news, washington. shortly after the shooting we spoke to a teacher caught up in the attack. she testified after the attack. she testified after the trial and joins us now live from florida. thank you very much for being with us, i know this isn't easy for you. what
is your reaction to the verdict today? is your reaction to the verdict toda ? ., . , is your reaction to the verdict toda ? ., ., . is your reaction to the verdict toda ? ., . , is your reaction to the verdict toda? ., , today? today was a terrible day and they came _ today? today was a terrible day and they came back— today? today was a terrible day and they came back with - today? today was a terrible day and they came back with the . and they came back with the verdict so quickly — we all thought it was going to be the death penalty. i, along with everyone else, believe those in the community feel just devastated at the verdict. we had no thought that this jury would let this horrible murderer about the rest of his natural life.— natural life. what does this mean for — natural life. what does this mean for you _ natural life. what does this mean for you that - natural life. what does this mean for you that he - natural life. what does this mean for you that he will i natural life. what does this - mean for you that he will spend the rest of his life behind bars instead? it the rest of his life behind bars instead?— the rest of his life behind bars instead? . , ., bars instead? it means that he will aet bars instead? it means that he will get what — bars instead? it means that he will get what he _ bars instead? it means that he will get what he wanted. - bars instead? it means that he will get what he wanted. he i will get what he wanted. he will get what he wanted. he will live his life. he will probably get love letters. they will probably be movies and books made out about him. he will get the notoriety he has grave so desperately. it means
that the parents will never live a peaceful day for the rest of their lives. that means most of the parents probably will not outlive this shooter, and it means thatjustice was not served. and once you are a victim, they do seems to be no justice. i have lost all my faith in the justice system after this. faith in the “ustice system after this.— faith in the “ustice system after this. ., . .. ., after this. you are teaching on that day. _ after this. you are teaching on that day. he — after this. you are teaching on that day, he fired _ after this. you are teaching on that day, he fired into - after this. you are teaching on that day, he fired into your. that day, he fired into your classroom. two of your students were hit and killed. can you tell us your memories about that day?— tell us your memories about thatda ? , , ., , that day? yes, sir, of course. i will that day? yes, sir, of course. iwill never — that day? yes, sir, of course. i will never forget _ that day? yes, sir, of course. i will never forget that day. l that day? yes, sir, of course. i will never forget that day. i | i will never forget that day. i am in touch with my students constantly. i text them. i love them dearly. there were over 30 in the classroom that day, they watched two of their classmates get brutally murdered by a former student with an ar—is that came into the school who should not have ever had a gun
like that, should not have been allowed to legally purchase a gun like that. he tore away their dreams and hopes of 17 families. nicholas had just earned a swimming scholarship to indianapolis, he was a senior. and helena who was one of the few students who thought that head could be eradicated, it was a history of the holocaust class, she was actually born in portsmouth, she was british, and she was a lovely, beautiful girl. she was a junior and he just took their lives without a care in the world. in court... care in the world. in court. . .- care in the world. in court... . . in court... and that klas has been suffering _ in court. .. and that klas has been suffering ever- in court... and that klas has been suffering ever since . in court... and that klas has| been suffering ever since and probably will for the rest of their lives. inequality did apologise. did that mean anything to your the families? two, i don't think so, i think he did what the attorneys told him to do so. it he did what the attorneys told him to do so.— he did what the attorneys told him to do so. it didn't seem to me or to _ him to do so. it didn't seem to me or to anyone _ him to do so. it didn't seem to me or to anyone else - him to do so. it didn't seem to me or to anyone else that - him to do so. it didn't seem to me or to anyone else that he l me or to anyone else that he had feeling of remorse. he publicly stated how
desperately he wanted to be a well—known school shooter, and his goal was to kill 20 people. and he put his gun down because he couldn't find anyone else to kill, so i think that is a bunch of malarkey, as you guys say. bunch of malarkey, as you guys sa . ~ ., bunch of malarkey, as you guys sa . ~ . . ., say. we heard earlier some of the words _ say. we heard earlier some of the words of _ say. we heard earlier some of the words of the _ say. we heard earlier some of the words of the family - the words of the family members, their sentiments, you have echoed them. have you spoken to any of these parents and loved ones? what is your message to them? i have been closed to scott biegel�*s mother, i got a message from melissa's dad. i giving am it time and space to just settle. i speak to carmen's mother, i speak to her often, and of course the parents of the two students who were killed in my class. they are so lovely and so selfless, and i can't... i mean, isaw whati and i can't... i mean, isaw what i saw, my students or what they saw. ijust
what i saw, my students or what they saw. i just can't what i saw, my students or what they saw. ijust can't imagine what these parents are going through. it is like dying a second death after this verdict. second death after this verdict-— second death after this verdict. ., verdict. 0k, we will leave it there verdict. ok, we will leave it there for— verdict. 0k, we will leave it there for now. _ verdict. 0k, we will leave it there for now. we - verdict. 0k, we will leave it there for now. we very - verdict. 0k, we will leave it there for now. we very for. verdict. 0k, we will leave it i there for now. we very for you to share your memories with others, thank you.— to share your memories with others, thank you. the congressional committee investigating the storming of the capitol building last year has voted unanimously to subpoena the former president donald trump. the vote came at the end of a session in which the committee presented taped evidence from two of donald trump's closest supporters — steve bannon and roger stone — who were openly talking about stealing the election before the vote had even been counted. our north america editor sarah smith has this report. as a violent mob stormed the capitol, trying to stop congress confirming thejoe biden as president, elected members were rushed to safety, shown here on this previously unseen footage.
at the same time, according to witnesses, donald trump was watching the violence on tv from inside the white house and refusing to tell his supporters to back down. they said somebody was shot. it's just horrendous, and all at the instigation of the president of the united states. the committee has heard the violence was inflamed by a trump tweet accusing his vice president, mike pence, of cowardice for not helping him overturn the election. the impact of that tweet was foreseeable and predictable. it further inflamed the mob, chanting "hang mike pence," and provoked them to even greater violence. the vice president only just escaped the mob, and then worked with democrats to get congress reconvened. the committee say donald trump demonstrated he did have control over this violent crowd when he eventually told his supporters to go home.
he says, "go home," he says, "go home." after months of investigation, this committee believes it has shown that what happened onjanuary the 6th was deliberately orchestrated by donald trump himself as he tried illegally to cling onto power. we are obligated to seek answers directly from the man who set this all in motion, and every american is entitled to those answers, so we can act now to protect our republic. so, in a dramatic twist, the committee have voted to subpoena donald trump, himself. robert pape is professor of political science at the university of chicago. he he's been studying the american insurrectionist movement for the past 21 months. he also testified at the january 6 hearing. thank the january 6 hearing. you for being with us. what thank you for being with us. what have you made of the hearings? strong finish. from the beginning, as soon as liz cheney began to speak, we know
that the goal of this committee is to establish a case to prosecute donald trump. today they voted to subpoena donald trump. well, that is probably the best near—term case for a prosecution because we're just seeing steve bannon who refused to testify, refused to follow the subpoena, eventually prosecuted and convicted for contempt of congress. of course, a lot of steps to go but if the goal was to establish a case for the prosecution of trump, this was quite the strong finish. it quite the strong finish. it does raise the question, will donald trump testify? where would you put your money? nobody has any idea. donald trump is the ultimate wild card. everybody who has tried to predict his behaviour in the past five or six years has gotten it completely wrong. i would try to predicted either, thatis would try to predicted either, that is what the committee is doing. the committee is
establishing that will give a subpoena. he can to ignore it, and we have seen this can lead to prosecution. he could choose to prosecution. he could choose to testify which could be quite embarrassing. this is the choice in front of trump. if you look at the posts on social media, evenjust before i got on he is not laughs. he was showing his hand. laughs. he was showin: his hand. he was showing his hand. he hasn't said — he was showing his hand. he: hasn't said if he will testify or not. these hearings have been a long process. is there an argument this could be quicker? i don't think so, you can do monday morning quarterbacking but they interviewed 1000 witnesses. the staff interviewed 1000 witnesses. i was one of those people who gave testimony to the staff because of the work we have done at the university of chicago project on security and threads to study the insurrection. and so this is going to take time to do 1000 witnesses. if they had done
this quicker, maybe 100 witnesses, then they would be criticised even more for essentially doing a quickjob, so this is done by pa, by congressional standards, so no, i don't think they can be criticised for taking too long. you mention expert testimony, what has been particularly revealing in these hearings? they are coming mostly from the mainstream of the nearly 900 prosecuted over half our business owners, ceos, white—collar occupations, doctors, lawyers, accountants. you have seen in the news recently that one of the big supporters here who wasn't really an insurrection is but a big supporter was the wife of one of the supreme court justices in the united states. well, this is part of the course of who broke into the capital. —— part for the court. only a handful, 14%, where
members of existing violent extremist groups like proud boys or the oath keepers. they have gotten a lot of attention but what made the storm a storm with a 90% who were essentially middle—class, normaltrump middle—class, normal trump supporters, some middle—class, normaltrump supporters, some of them are staying at posh hotels, and this is what is different today. we have violence, it is in the mainstream, notjust on the fringe, and that is the new reality in the united states. thank you. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: the teenage girl on an emoji mission to stop people who wear glasses from being portrayed as nerds. parts of san francisco least affected by the earthquake are returning to life, but in the marina area where most of the damage
was done, they're more conscious than ever of how much has been destroyed. in the 19 years since he was last here, he has gone from being a little—known revolutionary to an experienced and successful diplomatic operator. it was a 20—pound bomb exploded on the fifth floor of the grand hotel, - rapping a hole — in the front of the building. this government will not weaken! democracy will prevail! it fills me with humility and gratitude to know i have been chosen as the recipient of this foremost of earthly honours. this catholic nation held its breath - for the men they call the 33. and then... bells toll ..bells tolled nationwide - to announce the first rescue, and chile let outi an almighty roar. this is bbc world news.
the latest headlines: a usjury has recommended that the gunman who murdered 17 people in the parkland school shooting in florida in 2018 should be spared the death penalty. the us congressional committee investigating the storming of the capitol in 2021 has voted to subpoena the former president donald trump. kwasi kwarteng, the chancellor of the exchequer, has returned home early from the imf annual meetings in washington dc, cancelling planned meetings there. he has cancelled several urgent meetings and will hold talks with the prime minister and conservative mps on his return to britain. there has been turmoil in the market since the government announce unfounded tax cuts to boost growth. here is our political editor chris mason.
the government finds itself in an almighty mess. we've got 15 minutes. i'm trying to find out what conservative mps say they should do, and what ministers say they will do. the chancellor says he's sticking to his plan. our position hasn't changed. i will come up with the medium—term fiscal plan on 31st october as i said earlier in the week, and there'll be more detail then. music on radio plays. the mood at westminster is moving every hour. what a rough old evening for liz truss last night. swirls of speculation and intrigue among ministers and backbenchers, with the most senior political figures asking the biggest question — can liz truss survive in thejob? the prime minister's been in office for 37 days, and this is the kind of chat you would normally associate with the end—game. a bit like among ourfamily and friends, where we'll say some things in front of everyone, but be more discreet about other stuff, the same goes for politicians.
things said in private don't have as much clout, but when hundreds are unhappy, it matters. i want to read you just a handful of quotes from conservative mps in the last couple of hours. it is checkmate. this is about as loyal as backbenchers are sounding in public. the messaging has been poor and the optics have been terrible. it's a new government, they've got time to put it right, but not time to waste. conservatives mps agree on one thing — that this is a total mess, but they don't agree on anything else. some have told me you've got to bin all of those tax cuts, but others say, yeah, but that's what liz truss stands for and if we bin them,
maybe she's finished. some think that's a good idea, others less so. others say what about the help for energy bills, for everyone — maybe it has to be more focused, more targeted at the poor. but that is complicated. some say sack the chancellor, and others say the prime minister has so spectacularly and so efficiently tanked that she has to go. but they can't agree on who'd replace her. i think that changing the leadership would be a disastrously bad idea, notjust politically, but also economically. and we are absolutely going to stay focused on growing the economy. this is a street that oozes two things — power and authority, or at least it usually does. the crux of all of this for liz truss is both of those things are ebbing away, ebbing away to her backbenchers ebbing away to those volatile financial markets. she is in there trying
to grapple them both back. and the blunt truth is neither will return easily — and they may never do. chris mason, bbc news, at westminster. lets go to the middle east. archeologists in syria have discovered a rare mosaic, which is at least 1,500 years old. many of syria's archaeological treasures have been damaged after more than a decade of war. but this latest find is being described as the most important archaeological discovery since the start of the conflict in 2011. tom brada reports. all—powerful god's, bloody scenes of battle and a glimpse of art from an ancient world. this mosaic discovered under a building in the city of rastan is said to be one of the rarest of its kind everfound.
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government forces in 2018. this floor decoration was found between two houses on a residential street. archaeologist plan to continue excavating the surrounding area and are hoping to unearth more ancient treasures hidden underfoot. are you much of an emoji user in text messages or on social media? millions of them are sent every day. it is considered the fastest growing form of language in history based on how quickly it's been adopted and the speed of its evolution. but most emojis representing people don't wear glasses, and now one teenage girl is on a mission to transform the way people who wear glasses are portrayed in emojis. tim muffet has the story. the nerd face emoji. the glasses and the teeth, they've got a weird kind of grin about them that for some reason they've decided to associate with a nerd. why does this say nerd? obviously the glasses. is that fair?
no, not really, because not everyone who wears glasses are nerds. one little boost of confidence. it's also annoyed 13—year—old lowri. it's not very nice for somebody who wears glasses, especially if it's their first time wearing glasses, to find an emoji that was a nerd and be like, "oh, now i wear glasses. "am i that? " she has glasses and she's really relatable... when it comes to changing attitudes towards glasses, lowri has achieved impressive results. please may you make a disney princess which has glasses... when she was nine, she wrote to disney. i think that would help people to know that they are beautiful no matter what. three years later, encanto was released. disney says that lowri's letter helped inspire the character of mirabel, the first disney princess to wear specs. hello, everybody. i'm lowri. now, lowri has a new mission — not to ban the nerd face emoji,
but to have the option of adding glasses to others. anyone can submit a proposalfor a new emoji. designs are either approved or rejected by the unicode consortium, a not—for—profit organisation based in california. lowri has written to the unicode consortium, asking it to consider her plans. would it make a difference, do you think? yeah, it makes it seem like the emoji is actually being sent by me. it's not representing a nerdy face. it's representing a smile and happy face. lowri doesn't know if her letter will have an impact, but if it does, it'll be another very impressive achievement. tim muffett, bbc news, nottingham. that is it from us for now. we can get much more than 2a hours a day on the bbc news website speak you can download the bbc news app. you can reach me on
twitter. let me know your favourite emoji. from all of us here at the team in a london offer thank you for watching. hello there. as we head towards the weekend, it continues to be quite a messy, eclectic weather story at the moment. this is the situation for friday — this weather front bringing some intense outbreaks of rain through scotland and northern ireland. the same time, we've got this weather front moving through channel coasts. that will just cling onto the south and produce some outbreaks of light drizzle, particularly towards the southeast as we go through the day. the best of the dry weather, wales and northern england, before this weather front starts to spill out of scotland by the middle of the afternoon. behind it, for scotland and northern ireland, brightening up, a breezy afternoon, sunny spells and noticeably fresher here — 10—13 degrees the high. but in the south—east once again, we'll see those temperatures peaking into the high teens. now, as we move out of friday, we've got more showers starting
to push in from the south and west as an area of low pressure moves in. so, cloudier skies here, a milder start to saturday, but where we get some clear slots, those temperatures may well fall away. the jet stream is going to be quite a powerful one over the next few days and it's centred across the uk, and we all know it's the jet stream that drives in areas of low pressure across us. so, as you can see, for the start of the weekend, that low pressure is going to be sitting into the far north—west. it could bring outbreaks of heavy rain to the north and west in particular, so not all of us will see rain through the weekend. one spell of heavy rain moving through northern scotland, sharper showers tucking in behind, but sheltered eastern areas may stay relatively dry and bright throughout the day. and if you dodge those showers, well, you'll still continue to see some warmth — 17—18 degrees once again. moving out of saturday into sunday, the low is still anchored
to the north of scotland. that's where the heaviest of the rain is likely to be, with another front pushing in from the south—west. so, as we go through the day, a relatively dry start, the heavy rain pushing in through south—west england, wales and up along western fringes. so, once again, sheltered eastern areas may stay dry throughout the day, and in the sunshine, still relatively warm for this time of year. i did say it was quite a messy story, but as we go into monday and tuesday, things hopefully will quieten down just a touch. that's it. take care.
this is bbc news. the headlines: the families of the victims of one of the worst mass school shootings in the us state of florida have criticised the decision by a jury to spare the gunman the death penalty. the relatives said the jury's decision on nikolas cruz sets a bad precedent. the us congressional committee investigating the storming of the capitol in 2021 has ordered donald trump to give evidence. the chairman said there was no doubt that the former president led an effort to upend american democracy. mr trump has dismissed the hearing as a witch—hunt. the uk chancellor, kwasi kwarteng, has cut short his visit to the international monetary fund in washington — as pressure mounts on the government to reverse parts of its mini—budget.