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more information for your vacation planning is available at >> and now, "bbc world news." jane: this is "bbc world news america." 'porting from washington'm jane o'brien. students run from the scene as a gunfire breaks out at a florida high school. the local sheriff reports 14 victims, and officials say there are fatalities. south africa's embattled president jacob za announces he will resign after mounting pressure from his own party. president trump speaks out against domestic violence a week after a crisis over one of his fohier aides embroiled the w house in controversy.
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jane: welcome to our viewers on television in america a around the globe. there were scenes again today of students running from gunfire at a high school in the u.s. wthis time in parkland, florida, where the shots rang out. muthere have beeiple fatalities, and at leasts 14 victre taken to hospital. the suspects in custody and s been identified as a former student. a short time ago, the county school superintendent says there were not any advance warning. >> there is going to be thorough investigation. typically you see in these havetions that there could been signs out there. we would be speculating at this point if there were. we didn't have anyone things. -- any warnings. there were no phone calls or threats that were made. jane: presidentrump has been briefed on the situation, and it
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from the white house that jon apel joined me a short time with the latest. the president is obviously being kept closely in contact with the governor in florida about this shooting, the latest one. let me give you the astonishing statistic -- this is the 19tsc ol shooting so far in or around a school in the u.s. this wen the middle of february. i think donald trump is trying to work out what he can do. he has put out a tweet saying,ch "no child, t, or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an american school." that begs the question, again, of reopening the debate of gun control. hard to see it. donald trump has not supported gun corol measures. if barack obama after sandy hook, when 20 children were killed, that did not lead to a change in the gun laws, it is hard to see any change now. america will go through its terrible handwringing about what
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can be done, and the answer they willme probably o is not very much. jane: jon, we're seeing a white house that seems to be in a pronounced state of chaos a lot of the time. how equipped is this presidency to handle something like this? this is an early test. jon: well, look, this is not the first mass shooting that the president has had to deal with. remember what happened in las vegas, when 58 people were killed and 850 were injured. the gunman opened fire on people were packed tight at a country music festival. the president has had to deal with floods and hurricanes that affeed texas and other parts couple of months back. look, there is a big government agencies that are ready to help on these things. it is a question of what you can do to make individual schools safe when guns are readily available, ammunition is readily available. and it seems that you can't have a school operating as a pron with the sort of securityur
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me that you might expect in some end of high-security place like that. jane: jon sopel joining us fromo the white. earlier i was joined by a sormer homelaurity official, and i asked him what law enforcement beflorida are likely doing no analyze the crime scene, because the site of the shooting is a crime scene -- gath evidence. get physical evidence from the crime scene. they are processing the accused , or the suspect. in the be processed normal proceedings for a criminal individual. he is also going to be interrogated. they will ask whether he was a dividual that acted alone, as lflike a lone or were others involved in this. they are going to look at his social media for any indications o might've left behi
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motivation for the shooting. they will look for any accomplices or individuals who may have assisted in this. we are in the very, very early stages of the investigion, but righ now it is a high-level yet standard criminal investigation. jane: it is hard to imagine what it must haveeen like for the children involved, teenagers running for their lives. but of course theyre now trained in this sort of situation because it is so normal here in the u.s. what are they being told to do? >> certainly it is anun rtunate fact that children and citizens are looking atki thess of horrific incidents as the new norm. kids in school today are being taught about the issue of active shooters, what do you do. do you stay and shelter in place, do you run? the department of homeland security, which is the
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institution that i was in, the agency i w in, has put out a series of guidelines to individuals, to citizens, what you do in an active-shooter situation. schools unfortunateldrill their charges in these type of -- because it is something we cannot rule out as being a probability. it is now a certainty. jane: is there anything that la enforcemencan do to preventhi this type of t? is it ssible from the lessons learned from previous incidents to start identifying potential shooters before they strike? in it is a pretty tough thto do. we have learned to certain things -- certainly, to look at individuals who are out making announcements. if ae are always toldha friend of yours or student that is saying things that are
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indicative that he may have an intent to do harm to other students, you should certainly report that. we have seen instances where young people or adults have been arrested prior to things like h thpening because they've posted something online, they indicated possibly considering violence. i think that is usually all you can do. of course, we will bring you the very latest on that shooting in florida. jacob zuma has resignof as presidenouth africa. he made the announcement in a televised address, bringing an end to h turbulent nine years in power. mr. zuma, who faced charges of corruption, said he disagreed with the way the ruling party demanded his resignation. he will be formally succeeded by cyril ramaphosa tomorrow. our africa editor fergal keane has the latest.
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fergal: ment of decision came late when the former guerrilla fighter realized he could not win. president jacob zuma address the south afrin nation and faced reality. i was yards from him when he said the decisive words. mr. zuma: the anc should never be dived in my name. i have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immedia effect. fergal: and with that statement, jacob zuma brought to an end the most controversial period in the district was apartheid south africa. history happen in a late-night whiement, after days in it seemed he might still fight on. in pretoria, seat of the presidency, rumors of an imminent resignation have rippled all afternoon. isyet when he madeirst appearance of the day on state television, he was defiant and defensive -- zuma the victim.
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mr. zuma: what have i done? t i explained many times tis process -- there is nothing i have done wrong. but people are suggesting to you -- a new phenomenon. that is a problem. fergal: at the same tim a in cape tow mp's were meeting to decide whether they supported a motion of no-confidence to drive jacob zuma from power. the decision came quickly an was decisive. proceeding with a motion of no-confidence tomorrow so president zuma is then removedwe, so t can proceed to either r presidentaphosa. --nt elect presideamaphosa fergal: a populist, a crowd pleaser, he appealed to th anc grassroots, and with their acting became party leader i 2009.
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even though he already faced serious corruption charges. i interviewed him as he was about to become state president. a lot of people think you are a crook. is that so? mr. ramaphosa: [laughter] i want to see those people -- fergal:re you a crook? m. ramaphosa: theght look at dictionary and what a crook is. fergal:id it was this it that finally forced the anc to act. accused of using the connections with the president y th millions of pounds. so powerful that tuld hire and fire cabinet ministers. today they, tosu felt the prre. this was a pice raid on their kanban in johannesburg. seemgly untouchable until now i'm charges may be imminent. if you want proof of the changed
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political temperature, this is it. the police seem at last to have found their courage day,e end of this dramatic jacob zuma seemed friendless and politically isolated, resigning before he could beumiliated in parliament. fergal keane, bbc news, pretoria. jane: we can go live to johannesburg for the latest. what has been the public reaction to zuma's resignation? zuma'sr: well, president address came very late in the night here. so many people had probably gone to bed, because it was long after 10:00. he promised to start aas10:00 and it0 minutes late. but for those who had been out there, some are celebratin because president jacob zuma's presidency, as you heard in , hapackag bfergal been dogged by allegations of corruption for many years now,
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that therbelieved may be prosecution after this. people are celebrating that. but there are many others who support president zuma said that because last year he made an free higher of a education programs of people who goveo university don't o of any fees, and a lot students are celebrating that because they had been campaigning for fees to fall. jane: would you get a sense that this is a new start for the anc, or is it going to be more of the same? milton: ooh, that's a very good question, because the anc has been sit down the middle on the way to the decemr elections, where president jacob zuma's supportershe lost to own comrade, cyril ramaphosa. t his business friendly, he is a lawyer by training. he negotiated the settlement
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that ended apartheid alongside nelson mandela. it looks like a lot of confidence, and the currency has even strengthened. ja: thank you very much indeed for joining me. for weeks, the white house has been under pressure over how they handled the ce of rob porter, an aide accuseleof domestic ve. there have been conflicting timelines and questions about why the president hasn't spoken in support of the victims of such ase. today in the oval office, he made the statement. m totally trump: i' opposed to domestic violence of any kind. everyone knows that, and it almost wouldn't even have to be said. so now you hear it and you allow t. thank you all very much. jane: the bbc's north america reporter anthony zurcher spoke to me a short time ago about the timing of the comments. anthy: very quick to offer praise for rob porter, saying that he wished him well, and he had been asserting his innocence
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and people should keep that in mind. ot bang bang bang, a numb days later, after reports repeatedly asked him w he did not offer condemnation of violence against women, for him to do this eight days after the story breaks is interesting. we did hear sarah sanders, white house press secretary, say repeatedly that the president does condemn it, but it is different hearinssit from the pecretary and from the president's own mouth. jane: there have been mixed messages from the administratioi over why has it seemed to struggle getting the story straight? anthony: that is also a very good question. they have seemed to have trouble coming up with a timeline ofbo when they knew rob porter's background, and whether it was just last week or if it was before then. every time they would stake out a position -- well, we asked him to go just four hours after we found out -- then it ce out
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that the fbi had been asking questions about the security background check to july of last year or even earlier. at they just have a problem messaging. it would not be the first time this white house has had a problem messaging.t en again, maybe if that is the truth that they knew about this and chose to do nothing but --d or decit to investigate more, it is more unpleasant than coming up with the shifting series of explanations. jane: the president's ownif personalis back in the headlines., stormy danie adult entertainer, could be ready to spill the beans about her alleged relationship with the president. what is the latest there? anthony: "the new york times" reported that michael cohen, the awpresident's personalr, kind of his fixer, paid $130,000 to stormy daniels in october 2016, just weeks before the presidential election. "the wall street journal" had been reporting othis last month, but michael cohen came out and said he made the payments.
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what he didn't say was why he made the payments. "wall stre journal" said it was in exchange for stormy daniels signing a nondisclosureg ement that would prevent her from talking about an affair she says she had with donald trump in 2006. after the payment went out, she essentially went mum on the subject and didn't talk about it until the stories surfacedast week. now, however, although she has not said anything yet, her manager says that by cohen talking to "the new york times," that essentially renders the nondisclosure agreement null and void and she could s talking. jane: our north america reporter anthony zurcher. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, this valentine's day, we get tips from the experts on how to make love last. the actress emma watson has been speaking about her shock system in was no
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place to help people in the film industry who have been sexual interest. she is one of a number of women in the industry who has been consulted by the british film in institute as it looks to change is the pro:em. reporter this year it is the -- this sunday does bafta awards, and the industries announced brand-new plans on sexual harassment and bullying. it is a direct response to the harvey weinstein allegations. >> of course he can talk. son was one of wat the many actresses asked for her inputs. >> up until recently there were no guidelines, there was no protocol for someone that has been sexual interest in the entertainmenindustry. i know this for a fact because i , and no see guidelines one could give them to me. reporter: to change this,an more th0 organizations including bafta and the british film
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institute worked on a set of 8 to beples which they want used across the film, televisi, and videogame dustries. what will change? every production must employ 2 people trained to handle accusations of harassment. a dedicated phone line will open in april, offering free confidential help. bfi funding will onlye given to projects committed to the changes. >> this is not about a set of commandments? it is a set of principles which everyone has willingly and with huge enthusiasm. reporter: at last month'soln globe awards, almost all actresses wore black to show solidarity for the time's up campaign calling for change. the same is expected at the close behind today's announcement hste that such a d will not be needed next year. s.colin patterson, bbc new
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jane: right now, the united states is in the grips of one of the worst flu seasons in i decade, and not over yet. at least 63 children have died from the illness, and tens of thousands have been hospitheized. acrossorder in canada, 130 gets are being blamed on the flu. ats making the season so intense, and what precautions can be taken? atearlier, kay spoke to dr. anthony facui for her program "beyond 100 days." what is going on, how bad is the flu season? very bad. it is as you mentioned correctly, from the time we began recording these types of numbers, over the last decade or more, it is clearly the worst seasonal flu we have had thus far. there have been more hospitalizations, there have been more serious disease, war widespread disease then we have
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actually sn. it a first resembled the 012014seasonal flu, which was a bad year, but over the last several weeks it has even surpassednt that insity and seriousness. katty: in mid-february, so i'm assuming it still has a few more weeks to run. dr. fauci: we were hoping that the last report from the cdc would show alateauing and turnaround, but to our dismay, the last repor showed it is still escalating. hopefully in the next week or two we will see it start turning around, but it is still on the way out, unfortunately. -- way up, unfortunately. katty: so what should we watch out for? dr. uci: well, influenza is a unique infection. peop get upper respiratory infections and incorrectly say "i have the flu,"th whe have sneezing and coughing and upper respiratory albums. the flu is a systemic disease.
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when you have influenza, you know you have influenza. you haveig aches, pains, fever, and you feel itop -- many have described almost uniformly that you feel like you got hit by a truck. you feel like you really n.d to get to b you get respiratory symptoms ultimately come up with a real -ombut of influenza the realnent of influenza that distinguishes it from a normal respiratory infection is the systemic nature -- the es and the chills, the a pains. the vaccine -- a lot of people get flu vaccines at the beginning of the season -- has the u vaccine not helped th this particular strain of flu? dr. fauci: it does help, katty, but itma is op it is always better to get vaccinated than not vaccinated. some production is better than none. but what we are starting to see -- you don't know until they've need to of the yeain-- but the va efficacy in adults does
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not seem to be optimal. the percentage is rather low. tty: why is that? why don't we know what kind of a vaccine to produce to combat a particular year's strand of flu? dr. fauci: it is always an intelligent guess, but we had one particular mishap that happened this year there was unpredictable and unavoidable. most of the vaccine that is distributed, at least in the un sedtes and canada also, is made by growing the virus in eggsde in to grow up enough to activate it and make it into a vaccine. d what happe this year is that when the virus was put into the eggs to make it for a vaccine, in order to adapt itself to going well in eggs, the virus mutated. but thisot uxpected, time it mutated at that part of to virus thais essential induce protection of the vaccine. it really turned out to be an accidental mismatch, because the
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virus, for one reason or other, mutated in a way that made it not very well matched to what you wanted in the vaccine. fauci talking to katty kay. we could not b end tadcast without a nod to valentine's day. what is the key to a happy marriage? return to experts to give us about -- we turned to experts to give us advice.
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jane: so there you go, that's how you do it. easy when you know how. you can find much more on all the day's news on our website, including the latest on our top instory, the sho at a high school in florida.
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening, i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, multiple fatalities in a shooting at a south florida high school. so ahead, "serious derelictions"-- the u.s. veterans affairs secretary is the latest trump official to use taxpayer dollars for personal travel. plus, presidentrump pushes his n immigration agenda just as the senate's debate gets off the ground. the latest on chances for a bipartisan deal. then, miles o'brien explores how to track advances in north kores nuclear weapons progra >> they we going to show us a significant partr f their nuclmplex, particularly the plutonium complex. and that, that was just-- it was an eye-opener, it was really surprising.


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