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♪ >> natnal presentation of "bbc world news" is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> welcome to "bbc news." broadcasting to viewers ina noh amer pbs and around the globe. these are our top stories.r un fire, president trump's plan to impose tariffs on imports of steel and alunum is condemned by trading partners, including canada. >> the integrated nature of our supply chains means that there would be significant disruption in canada also but also in the united states.
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>> war crimes are being committed on civilians in the syrian region of eastern ghouta easy the u.n. britain's primeinister say the u.k. and e.u. are now close to a deal on e brexit transition, and a final farewell to the american evangelist billy graham. politicians, family and faithful gathered for the funeral of the man who preached to millions. hello and welcome to the program. e international monetary fund has joined international ndemnation of preside trump's plan to impose tariff on imports of steel and aluminum and says such a move will not only hurt other countries but also the united states. stoc markets have fallen since the announcement. china's steel industry called
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the move stupid. the europeanommission said it would react if trump goes ahead and canada's prime minister escribed it as unacceptable. >> the integrated name of our there hains means that would be significant disruption in canada but also in the united states. we buy mor steel from the united states than any other country and disruptions to this integrated market would be significant and serious but th's why we were impressing upon the american administratioh unacceptable nature of these professionals that are going to hurt them every bit as much as they will hurt us and we're confident that we'reoing to be able to continue to defend canadian iustry. let's go to washington and our correspondent chris is there for us. what are politicians in washington sayin about this new policy? chris: i think whileumresident is feeting that a trade war is good and easy to win,
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there are some within washington and some even within the white hous who are concerned about the potential of what this could mean. essentially from a tde war, there are many who buy into the idea, it's coming from the international monetary fund and from the world trade organization that in simple terms, everybody could endp bloodied by this and you see all nd those trading partners ar the world. canada, brazil, mexico, the european union all saying if these tariffs cnto place they will take action. i think there's a fundamental quarl worth worrying about. they have not worked out the full details of thousand -- how these tariffs will work. it's clear that the white house want to put these tariffs in place but exactly how it will work, will there be i said conclusions? those are things still to be worked out. the european union sayingil n target the lights of harley david sons, bourbon andlu
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jeans, the most american of products as they try to tak action even before the tariffs hike place. >> has not -- not come out of thepresident trump did promis in his campaign and f his supportors he's delivering. >> yeah, and america first was that message and you really see the prlem here because president trump has two differentudiences. the international communities who are listening to what he has to say and they're the ones concerned about what these trade tariffs could meanwhile. however, president trump when he's tweeting is often thinking of that different audience, those who supported h throughout the election campaign. in the industrial heart of america where he gained some suppt this is what they want to hear. steam manufacturing has beenn cline in america for not even years but decades and that is something h believes he can tack well these tariffs but
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businesses know that it's not past manufacturing. there are many ces, many organizations that rely on steel and america imports much mo than it exports. they are concerned about rising prices as a result of this and they are warning it could really damage industry. look at just one company, for example, the swedish company, electrolux. it has a big base in tennessee. it had planned a $200 million investment in that factory. is the is the it's going tot delay trom concern of rising prices. the reality is will mean jobs or could it put some jobs in danger? >> thank you very much. that's chris buckler in washington. a u nations top hume rights official says that war
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crimes are likely being committed in the syrian eastern region of ghout hundreds have been killed outside of damascus the past 12 days and despite the cafor a cease-fire over a week ago, the violence hasn't stopped. reporter: so far the united nations humanitarian resolution calling for a cease-fire on 30 days. that exists on paper not in reality. here in eastern ghouta, not far from where i am in damascus, there are great humanitarian needs and the u.n. is ready to send in 45 trucks with food for 90,000. hover, that hasn't happened just yet and may not for a few days more. right across the country, there were hopes among some pele that towards the end of last year that the war may ratchet down, but i think the evidence of this year is that the war may
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have changed its shape but it's also escalated. >> another itory stilln syria, a bloody battle is continuing in the north region of afrin. kurdish fighters have been targeted. turkey considered the u.s. backed kurdish militia a terrorist group. the bbc gained access of film on the kurdish side of conflict and we have a report. reporter: nighttime in this province in northeastern syria. and turkish jets are pounding a target at a checkpoint. [siren] be builderedur svivors emerge out of the dark and are picked up bymbulances. they have been part of a lge convoy of vehicles bringing food
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and fuel for the people of the city. there we casualties, including teenagers, but mostad people managed to run to safety just in time. >> we came here as a peaceful solidarity convoy for our brothers in afrin. we had no weapons, nothing. but the turki forces of president ed wan rained shells on us. weon't want them here or anywhere in sirea. >> this, the remnants of the convoy. human rights group say more than 90 sbivelians have been killed since january and hundreds others, including children, in what they describe as indiscriminate attacks. the kurdish areas, in yellow, line along much of the border with turkey.
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the afrin region is the current target of the kurdish offensive but there may also be a move on the beach to ensure fighters are driven well away from the turkish border. they say they're targeting a kurdish group known as the y.p.g. because it poses a streetic threat to theur ksh and others based inside turkey. already, it's forced an estimated 15,000 people to leave their homes in search of safety. t y here traumatized but wha they witnessed. this man said everyone had fled from his village, the being carried. it was terrifying, he said and now he fee the village has been destroyed. no one knows how long they could be stuck here. turkey says t offensive will continue until it'sompletely
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yum rooted the y.p.g. fighters fromhe border region. "bbc news." >> let's take a lk at some of the other stories making the news. italy's political parties have held rallies ahead of the country's general election, despite each party promising victory and predicting that no party will have a majority. the five-star movement is likely to emerge as the biggest party. a tax on military headquarters and the french embassy in galled gad are now known to have killed at least eight and injured several more. the security minister says that an african-american regional meeting may have been the target onhehe attack on army side. he says a car bomb cause ised an explosion. -- caused an explosion. now the british prime minister
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theresa may has outlined her vision of britain' fure relationship with the european union. she warned that both sides would have to accept hard facts, that no one would get everything they wanted. u.k. so said that the would have to pay more money into the effort u. for some agencies to maintain access to them and said britain would not be part of theusms union. our reporter has more. reporter: wt a challenge s faced, to set out britain's future relationship with the e.u. amid deep political vision at home and broad skepticism abroad. acknowledging possible downsides to brexithe first time, she said britain had to face up hard facts. >> in certain ways our access to ch other's markets will less than it is now. how could the ei -- structure be steanled if the u.k. or any country be allowed
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to enjoy all the benefits without all of the obligation gays -- obligions? >>iss may is still proposing the so-called hard brexit of leaving the customs union and single market but says that should not stop what she called a deep partnership in the future. >> we should notthink of our leaving the effort u. as marking an ending amuch as a new beginning for the united kingdom and our relationship with our european alliss. change is not to be feared so long as we face it with a clear to act forermination the common good. >> her speech has called for more details about business and drawn cautious praise there both the anti and pro european wings of her governing divert party. the chief negotiators said that miss may was at least facing
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reality, that there wouldfse tradedrom brecks it. mrs. may, heweeted was still being vague. has bee a tumultuous week in the long runningsrama that brexit with the opposition labor party coming out in favor of closer ties with the e.u. and two former prime ministers warning of the dangerous of leaving europe and pleemeding with periticians and vot alike to think about. the -- again. the politicians left with the task of carrying out the results said the country was faci a crucial moment. few would disagree. "bbc news." >> large parts of europe are enduring freezi conditions a siberian weather system continues to bng chaos in parts of croatia, temperatures m plummeted us 23 degrees and several towns are coffered
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in snow. italy is also stuck in sub-zero temperatures with snow blanketing venice, bologna and florence. reourter: theern als near trance from's board we are italy, a free throwsen wilderness popular with skiers bu now after heavy snowfall, the location of thet deadli avalanche of the european winter so far. 60 were -- six people were involved in this accident. all six have been found. unfortunately four ofhem are dead. our thoughts are with the victims and their families. >> the brutal weather has claimed the higst number of victims inoland, where temperatures plunged as low as minus 27 degrees celsius. here in krakow, the emergency service is searching for a man who fell into the islesy vistula river. in, croat wasn't the snow
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causing problems but frain, leading to multi-- freezing rain, lding to multiple road even swilter land struggled. geneva feeling the strain another 10 centimeters on fridao on ttop of the 15 which blanketed the city the previous day. almost 350 flights were canceled on friday from dubli airport, which will remain closed into saturday. >> quiteow sure h to feed these two -- >> irish racing stable owners battled to field their horses. tense of thousands o people i ireland are without rkt -- electricity with a red alert snow and ice warning extended for eastern parts into the weekend. always, there are those making gd use of the conditions and captung the magic of the late walter --
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>> stay with us on "bbc news." still to come,cu rg the house of rosa parks. the former home of the civil right icon is saved from demolition. >> first, e plate slid gently off the restaurant tables then suddenly the tables, the chairs and people crashed sideways and downwards and with just a matter of seconds as the ferry lurched onto her side. >> the hydrogen bomb on a remote pacific island. the americans have successfully tested a women -- weapon who's explosive force dwarfed that of the bomb dropped on hiroshima.>> the constitutional rights of these marches have their rights as citizens of thenited states d they should be protected even in the right to test them out so they don't get their
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hets broken and so hospitals. >> i'm not going to say too much about it. do you worry that it's going to ball it? >> yes, i hope everybody will be all right at the end of the day. >> this is "bbc news." let's look at the latestli hes. president trump tweets that trade wars can be good because americ is losing billions of dollars in existing deals. he's announced a man -- plan to impose tar riches on imports of steel a aluminum. war crimes are being committed on syrian civilians in eastern gutea says the u.n. and calls for tse responsible to be prosecuted. thousands of people, including esident trump have gathered in charlotte, north carolina, for the funeral of th celebrated u.s. evangelist billy graham. throhout his 70-year career he preached to millions and served as a spiritual advisor to veral u.s. presidents.
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he died last week at the age of 99. aeport on how he's being remembered. ♪ >> billy graham's final journey marked the end of aner i-. a a religious lead we are bad appeal andia unpreceded international reach. ♪ reporter: mr. graham'spl s gospel message, his personal integrity and his criticize im cted the lives of hundreds of millions. >> the cards that so many have written and there are so many adjectives that havabbeen given t daddy and they're all so powerful. >> he captured the era of power. president trump the last in a long line of presidents who h praisedim as america's pastor. he was its greatest evangelical entrepreneur. billy graham took the role of
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the popular evangist to aew level, packing out stadiums the world over. >> god lov y. reporter: his central achievement was to turn america's white eadvantage gel cal protestants into a political force. he cowled many presidents over certainly decades. he was most closely associated with richard nixon but after watergate he said he crossed a line and warned ainst partnership. at, however, is not the legacy claimed by many of day's evangelicals. now on the defensive as their numbers and power declined. >> the newer ones that came in his wake was very much a rhetoric of a los reclm medication and that's not the tone you got from billy graham. >> the bible was his sole authority. >> that stark contrast is embodyied in billy graham's
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successor. his son has embraced presint trump as someone who delivers for evaelicals. this is a different nation than the one where billy graham thrived. "bbc news," washington. >> billy graham was only the itfourth private u.s.en to s. in honor at the capito the last was rosa parks, the sivel rights icon who died in 2005. now her house has been saved from demolition and it will soon go on display at brown university. reporter: this container has precio cargo on board. >> i just found out what i wasi fa in this container here. rosa parks' house an emotional moment for me. beautiful day to be an american, i guess. reporter: but this isn't where the story begins.
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it's 2016 r anda parks' house is in ruins butcu a res is under way. an artist has promised to preserve it while it found a permanent home. >> a lot o people did think that that house was not worth saving because there are so many in detroithat look just like this house. it sort of goes without saying that she was an international icon and what she did was so important for so ma millions of people, even this they -- if they don't know it. >> so it was taken to pieces, loaded into a container and shipped across the ocean to berlin in germany when in 1955 rosa parks refused to give up hereat on a bus in alabama to a white man, shebe me a heroin of the civil ight movement, yet she was persecuted for it. jobless and pennyness -- penniless, she left these egated south and headed
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north to detroit, like so many african-americans befor her. her family says the house symbolizes hergg st. >> the house represents that look, you may not have t $5 but you can still be ethical. you n still be honest. you can still do things for your fellow man. reporter: in berlin, ryan mendoza, with a little helpsrom son, rebuilt the house in his front yard andinally the house got some attention. hundreds of people came to see it, from schoolchildren to germany's deputy prime minister. >> i think that it's a perfect moment for america to come to terms with the fact tt this house is in its utter simplicity enormously valuable. reporter: perhaps what this house represents most of all is definals. rickety and decred it it may b
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-- decrepe it, it may be yet here it is still standing. e conway, "bbc news." >> it's been a tumultuous year for the film industry following thens accusatgainst the producer harvey weinstein. e actress heather graham is one of a number of women who accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior. ene's just wri and directed her first film for hollywood. >> why are we sitti around talking about how sad our lives on? jlt magic ise anym which three women decide to take a stand against the men undermining them. heather graham plays a film executive who's whose career is being undermined by a meanaas. his focus is on her god, not her ind. >> years before i worked on
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movies i wanted to act in and produce, women's stories, but i couldn't get them made. this movie was my reaction to that. people would say they wasn't a bignough star, no one carries about women's stories, and they would say if you want to get money for a movie, write about a man. if you think about how many levels a woman has to get through to get a movie made and seen, youave to go through so many levels of male-dominated levels. first of all you have to have the idea you can do this. then you have toon get so to distribute it, usually a men. then when it comes out you have get a lot of male journalists to not say that the movie suc so you can get to your target audience, which is the women. m hopefull will watch it to but you're mainly going if women. u have to go through walls and walls of men to get your product
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into the world. >> why did you break up with me? all i wanted to do was love and you help you get to your potential. >> i'm sorry, i don't know what you to say. ialked to one guy, i said i dnt to make this movie. hesn't want to finance it. i ran to him at a party and h said oh, that was so fun, that date the other day. i said tha wasn't a date but a busy -- business meeting. do you think if that happened today it would be different? >> i think today men are starting to think about your behavior and starting to estion w they should treat women in the workplace, which is a good thing. >> and before we go, let me show you some pictures of a hiking trail in brazil. it was turned io an underwater world by heavy rains. the trail is an eco tourism site and the southco of the try was flooded with water from a nearby
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river just last month. local people say it's a very rare on the normal -- phenomenon. and you can get in to much with and most of the team on twitter. bye-bye. >> i'm katty kale into washi rake sure to join me and my co-host christianer in london for "beyond 100 days" on london. wel focus on the big issues on both sides of the atlantic and provide analysis on how they're shaping our world. we look forward to seeing you here on pbs. "bbctional presentation of world news" is made possible by conttions to your pbs station from viewers like you, th
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