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75-year-old man has died. republicans are forced to delay the vote on their health care bill, upset by -- upsetting congressional leaders and the white house. ♪ welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. the man behind the westminster terratec was british-born -- terror attack was pretty born and known to the police, 52-year-old khalid masood. the islamic state group says they are behind the attack. a 75-year-old man has become the fourth victim to die of his injuries. in's go to my colleague
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westminster. >> in the last half-hour, the court and around parliament has been lifted. traffic is moving freely around the roundabout. our camera has gone down to the gate. forensic police have been there through the course of the evening, finishing their investigation. people milling around the gate. there is talk of a potential weak spot investigate. -- it often does not get closed because it is so busy. that will be the focus of the security review that takes place in the weeks and months ahead. was being cordon lifted, another victim has sadly died, a 75-year-old man.
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he was receiving life support. the decision was made at st. thomas' hospital that he cannot be safe and life-support what was strong. -- could not be saved and life support was withdrawn. the suspect is 52-year-old khalid masood, who moved to the netherlands some years ago. -- midlands some years ago. he was on police radar for some time. our special correspondent has been taking a look at this investigation and census this report from birmingham. correspondent: with a car and a knife he brought terror to knownment, khalid masood, to police with a 20 year criminal record, but not for terrorism. the 52-year-old responsible for the murder of a policeman, a mother on her way to collect her children, and a tourist.
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khalid masood was most recently living in the west midlands. lastharges include dashes conviction was in 2003 4 possession of a knife. he was known by a number of aliases and was known to the security services. >> what i am concerned is that the man was british-born and that some years ago he was once concernsted by mi5 in about violent extremism. he was a peripheral figure. he was not part of the current intelligence picture. there was no prior intelligence of his intent or the plot. intensive investigations continue. correspondent: commuters from where the prime minister spoke, police on their knees, meticulously searching for evidence on the same ground where one of their own lay
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yesterday, determined to find out everything they can about who murdered pc keith palmer in the shadow of big ben and ran over those on westminster bridge. not just routine work. this time it is personal. across the country overnight police swung into action. an area birmingham was greeted. -- was raided. officials believe masood lived there recently. heavily armed officers searched another flat. locals said it was like a scene from a film. >> it was like a war. something you see only in movies. i saw it behind my windows on the streets. it was like, what the hell is happening here? correspondent: as well as searches in birmingham and
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winston green, police made london, andast whales, surrey, and sussex a total of 8 people have been arrested in 6 separate locations. the car he had turned into a weapon was a rental car at the spring hill branch of enterprise car. there has been intense police activity all day in birmingham. the focus is on his friends and family. whether they knew about his motivations, his intentions, whether he had any help for the attack on parliament. >> we have a belief that this attacker acted alone and was inspired by international turns. -- international terrorism. we have no information about further threats to the public. correspondent: the so-called
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islamic state cleaned -- claimed the attacker was, as they described him, one of their soldiers. solice are tracking masood' movements, the man who got into a car in westminster and caused terror. host: hundreds came together tonight in trafalgar square to light candles and pay tribute to the victims. indeed, people laying flowers here. this is a busy government area. people have been locating flowers throughout the day. utmost in people's mines was the placement, pc keith palmer, running toward the attacker as those were running away. he gave his life to service in the u.k. before being in the metropolitan police, he was in the royal military.
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we look back at his life and his death. >> honoring the fallen comrade. 9:33 this morning, a moment of silence for pc keith. husband and aa father who went to work but never came home. boxing instructor and former soldier tony davis saw the attack leaving parliament yesterday afternoon, and immediately ran to keith palmer's aid. >> i saw the attack on the policemen. that is when i took the decision to leave the sense and give assistance anyway i could. -- leap the fence and give assistance anyway i could. >> most people were running away. >> it was a split second decision. most people needed assistance.
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>> terry rooney was a fusilier stabbed to death in 2013. he watched the scenes unfold that day, and things that is why he ran towards danger to help pc palmer. >> i was the first merchant test -- first person to approach keith. was here, itound was bleeding profusely enough. i tried to stem the flow with my rain jacket. he was still conscious. i was saying,, monkeys, stay with us -- come on keith, stay with us. i'm sure that the professionals on scene did everything that they could. some are saying he should be
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given a medal for what he did. what do you have to say about the guy that you saved? >> he was a normal guy, protecting, one of our most historic assets to this great nation. he is expected to go his daily shift, go home and have tea with his family. >> some say what you did yesterday was extraordinarily heroic. core values in the army is surface and commitment. -- service and commitment. i am frustrated more than anything. that.about police constable
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keith palmer symbolizes the sacrifice vital to a civil society. he was unarmed, guarding the epicenter of our democracy and epitomizing the delicate balance between security and liberty. mark easton, bbc news. host: that debate will go on in the house. the northern ireland secretary of factories says in her review, the house of commons should be armed at all times. people will be talking about it in the weeks ahead. let's talk about those victims. 40 people were injured yesterday, 29 and minute to hospitals. -- admitted to hospitals. sarah kendall has been looking at the victims for us. sarah: a mother moaned down in broad daylight.
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frade leaves behind a husband and 2 young daughters. >> she was a lovely person two lovely lovely girls. these children have lost their mother. now this has happened to you. a college worked at near westminster bridge and was on her way to pick up her children when the attack happened. >> she was a lovely person. smiling,supportive, always willing to help out with whatever the challenges and demands teaching staff might have at any given time. sarah: aysha's mother was spanish, and was referred by her family. they are understanding to the traveling -- to be traveling to britain.
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instead quart cooker was killed, and melissa seriously injured. president trump described cochran as a great american. the people injured came from 11 different countries, including the united states, china, france, and germany. they were taken to hospitals across london, including at king's college. undergoing treatment for a fractured leg is travis, with fellow politics students on the way to parliament when he was hit by the car. he was pictured as emergency crews structured him away from the scene. waiting for the news in the lockdown parliament building was his tutor. she told me today that travis is doing well. >> he has been checking his facebook. lots of messages from other students wanting to know how he is. clearly he is not well. but he is dealing with it and is
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staying as cheerful as he can. sarah: 3 students from the school in brittany were injured, 2 reported to have suffered serious fractures. the four miniature -- the foreign minister traveled to meet them. >> unwanted to stop to london first to say a message to the irish people -- to the british people of solidarity. woman officials say a that fell into the thames underwent surgery to treat a blood clot in her brain. several people remain in hospitals, including 2 police officers with serious injuries. this was an attack in london, but its effects are being felt around the world. sarah campbell, bbc news. host: since sarah filed report, we have since learned a
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75-year-old has not survived his injuries. the death toll going up to 5, including the attacker. the 75-year-old was on life-support, but that has been withdrawn. his family has been informed. asked westminster the cordon has been lifted as big ben strikes behind us. traffic flowing freely again around parliament square. back to you in the studio. host: thanks very much indeed. staying with those attacks, i have been talking to a former fbi special agent, now at the foreign policy research institute. what lessons can all countries learn from yesterday's attack? clint: the tactic, using automobiles to create mass chaos is still in effect.
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it is clear that islamic state supporters see this as a tactic they can implement anywhere at anytime. there is no profile for these attackers. masood was 52 years old. that is much older than the normal inspired plotters. that is not what you would look for in a profile. the commonality of these cases is their criminal history. they seem to be more attracted to the islamic state than previously al qaeda, which would vet and train people with much less of a criminal background. host: he had criminal convictions, but none for terror. how do you track someone like that? never people with thousands of convictions -- there are thousands of people with convictions that may never be radicalized like this. clint: sadly there is no easy solution.
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the u.k. has focused on these terror networks, it's communications, and the radicalization continuum. the united states triages much better than other -- united kingdom triages much better than other european countries. it is hard to detect someone on the fringes of radicalization. we have to look for some sort of psychological trigger that caused him to pursue this path. host: in terms of identifying the radical sites, how hard is the diven the ability of ark web? clint: if you don't have a connection with the operatives in the group, it is like trying to pick a needle out of a haystack. people are on the internet overtime -- all of the time for a number of different causes.
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how can you take one person's musings and separate it from someone willing to rent a car and killed citizens? it is nearly impossible to do. we can look for those triggers. often aar companies are pattern in this suspicious activity moving forward. host: thank you for joining us. one of the victims was correct cochran from utah, on the westminster bridge with his wife melissa. what has his family been saying? james: we are just outside the house of kurt cochran, where this news came as a terrible blow. kurt and melissa were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, and visiting their parents working as missionaries for the church of latter day
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saints. kurt seems to be a well-known figure, particularly in the local music scene. he ran a music studio in that yellow house and had another was asked video in the city. i was talking to one friend and neighbor then you him well. he says he was a warm and gregarious man. >> before all of this happened, they were great friends. this will be a sad, tough time for us in the neighborhood. i will really feel bad. think of melissa and want she will have to face in the next. i hope the neighborhood will rally around her anyway that they can. james: we have a statement from melissa's brother. he says the family is heartbroken.
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they say they have lost a good man and loving husband. they talk of melissa's condition, saying that she has serious injuries. the family offers their thanks to the emergency personnel and staff caring for her in london. president trump has paid tribute to kurt cochran, describing him as a great american. host: james cook, thank you very much. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come, trying to drum up support for their health care plan -- republicans need more time to get the boat. -- the vote. former president clinton has paid tribute to martin mcguinness' ability to compromise. mr. mcginnis' coffin was carried through the streets of
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londonderry before the funeral. he died tuesday after suffering from a rare heart condition. our ireland correspondent chris buckler has this report. ♪ [applause] chris: through the large thech code -- painting history he lived through. violence,o a time of of which some people will hold him at least partly responsible. but the attendance of presidents, irish prime ministers, and rivals are a testimony to the years he spent building peace. [applause] , despite all of the agreements that still exist, showing ireland really has changed.
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[applause] >> i, in the course of years, have had many conversations with mark. he knew too well how many people struggle with his i.r.a. past. republicans, we know, where not blameless. many across this community find it difficult to forgive and impossible to forget. >> that is true on all sides. on the streets renting the church, people gathered to reflect not just on one life, but what life here was once like. chris buckler, bbc news. ♪ host: you are watching "bbc world news america." thatsymbol of everything
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was wrong with president obama, the affordable care act was going to be first in the sides of president trump. they may have to wait longer for the replacement. republicans have been forced to delay their vote. laura trevelyan has the latest on capitol hill. how big of a setback? laura: it depends whether it is delayed for more than a day or more than that. the sense is absolutely fevered. steve bannon, chief strategist has been spotted striding through the corridors. an intense meeting was going on between paul ryan and the freedom caucus. that is a conservative group. they don't like what they call obamacare-lite. they were told that insurers could drop essential conditions that they have to provide, things like maternity services, mammograms, and emergency services. they were told those could be
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dropped to make premiums cheaper. that was still not enough. negotiations are still ongoing. host: and you can't blame it on the democrats. laura: not this time. you have conservatives on one side, then you have very centrist republicans that have tremendous pressure from their constituents, worried about losing coverage, from doctors and patients hospitals associations. the more the white house tries to bring over the more conservatives, the more moderates are splitting off, and the more difficult it makes it to get through the u.s. senate. host: a long night ahead. laura, thank you very much indeed. that brings today's show to a close. you can find much more of the news on our website. to reach me and the bbc team in washington, you can go to twitter. much more on our website and facebook page as well.
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think you very much for watching "bbc world news america." please tune in again with me tomorrow. ♪ ♪ >> make sense of international news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation. newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good. kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here, in aruba. families, couples, and friends
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