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banking around you -- your plans, your goals, your dreams. your tomrow is now. purepoint financial. >> and now, "bbc world news." laura: this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am laura trevelyan. a fifth package explodes in texa is it linked to the bombs in austin? the present vows to trackonown those resible. these are sick people and we will get to the botta: of it. laur the saudi crown prince's welcome to the white house by the president. the two discussed rising tensions with iran. ale northern white rhino is gone, leaving his isghter and granddaughter the only ones of their kind.
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welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe ismb a fourth xploded in a fedex facility near san antonio early this money, the fifth package explosion in texas this month. no one was injured in the latest blast, but the death toll from the previous bombings stand at 2. our correspondent gary o'donoghue reports. it is becoming an all-too-familiar sight in texas, another explosion, the fifth since the beginning of the month. police were called to this fedex distribution center around midnight after a bomb exploded on a conveyor belt. urno one was i. investigators were sing very little about the details but were trying to reassure the public. >> safety is our number one
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priority. we have agents from across the country, our national response te here. we have canine explosives -- d-tection canines here. we are working h-hand with our fbi partners, state and local partners. gary: sources have told local media that the bomb can take shrapnel and nails, something police would not confirm on the record. the uncertainties creating unndable anxiety. >> will it happen again -- where, when, why, who is doing this? we don't know. >> very scary situation. gary: at the white house to meeting the crown prince of saudi arabia, the president had strong words for the situation in texas hold 'em president trump: whats going on in austin, right place, tremendous place, is absolutely we have a lot of power over there, not easy to find. but these are sick people and we to find them as soon as possible.
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gary: resources going into the investigation are significant. there are hundre of agents on the ground of trying to determine some kind of motive. itppears that the police have little by way of significant leads, and in the meantime, texas hold its breath for attacks. gary o'donoghue, bbc news, austin. laura: for more on this, my colleague katty kay spoke to the former fbi assistant director a short time ago for her program "beyond 100 days." katty: this is a really curious case, what is happening down in texas. what is your read on it? >> it is very concerning. we have had a round of bombs ,hat sound like hand-livered presumably to targets of the his desiredumably victims. and i handful of people injured,
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and then some relative silence for a few days, and now we have some additional bombings that ve come using a different odmeogy -- not hand-delivered, but one with a tripwire, anotherth one put into fedex -- delivery chain for and additional ones tha are in the delivery chain now that are being looked at by law enforcement. so the methodology is changed. we don't know if the subct has alreadye devices built over time or has been stockpiled , has the components for adevtionales -- katty: you say "the subject." you are assuming it is one person. ron: i am. if you look back at bombers over time, they tend to be angry veindividuals who purpose in mind, whether it is the mber, a are -- unabo
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solitary person, very capable, deadly come going to the killer of judge france and other bombings in georgia and the florida area to eric robert rudolph, the bomber who also bombed an abortion provider in alabama. these folks tend to work by themselves. you don'ten to see teams of farmers, people working in concert. it remains -- teams of bombers, people working in concert. it remains to be seen -- maybe there aree. other peo that is the appeal by law enforcement c for others e out and help. katty:is if you are running case, what are the clues you are looking at? ron: first, a couple different channels going on right now. one is the forensics of the devices they can recover, and the post-blt investigation. at is a very detailed examination of anything that
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came out of the alreadoded devices. they're lookingor dna, they are looking for fingerprints, essentially the bomber's signature come what type of initiation, what were the explosive components, how was it constructed, what was the shrapnel. they are looking for all of that. they're looking at victimology to see if the is any link to e intended victims. katty: what do you do to prevent future attacks? ron: i'm doing, going to the media, recognizing that this is the opportunity for the best panership with law enforcement through the media to the public. they may have 500 agents the ground there, but that is no match for thousands and thousands of eyes of the community, a loved on, a neighbor, somebody who sees something of concern and says, you know who did that? that is my next-door neighbor. i see him in his garage.
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that has to be leveraged. katty: if you see something, say something. next for joining us will --thanks for joining us. laura: president trump has welcomed the saudi arabia's crown s prince mohammad bman to the white house. it was the cro prince's first visit to washington since becoming the heir apparent to the kingdom ijune. they discussed iran and president trump touted the strong relationship between the u.s. and saudi arabia. for more come i spoke a sho time ago to a senior fellow at the center for american progress. in the white housextoday sitting o the crown prince, the president said they had become very good friends in a short time. what is driving that? >> strategy for the middle east -- most of the roads on the things he is dealing with run through three yd. process,israeli peace the iran nuclear deal, counterterrorism -- he has
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obtained his strategy heavily on saudi arabia and it may be about that is shakand risky for a number of reasons. laura: the crowne prince said would be talking to the president of the -- about the iran nuclear deal, which t saudis want the u.s. to of.ll out how do you think the conversation would have gone? brian: sounds like you would have found a very sympathetic it looks like president trump is looking towards pullerica out of the deal. in my view, that would be a bad move. it would isolate us from our friends in europe and china and russia who are part of the deal and we can our hand -- weaken our hand. but i think the saudi crown prince and president trump agree on this. laura: the crown prince is here to tell a story torica, isn't he, aboute how modernizing this kingdom -- women driving and someone and so forth. but is there any concern you detected in the administration about his alleged crackdown on corrupti in which many of his opponents were arrested?
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brian: there's concern about that, concern about his conduct of the yemen war, the blockade of qatar that has been in place for a year, and that is just within the tmp administration. this afternoon some in the senate were considering a measure to essentially cut off u.s. military support to the saudi-led military coalition in yemen. there are a lot of questions about saudi arabia and america today. laura: when it comes to yemen, do you think dear is in the white house itself a real concern about the humanitarian isis raised with the cro prince? ia i don't know if president trump raised in a meeting, but last year he raised public concerns about the crisis in yemen. those concerns are shared by the pentagon and parts of the state department as well. but unfortunately, trump's posture has generally been quite passive. he offered a blank check to saudi arabia, and i would be surprised that if the topic came up h that used our leverage.
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laura: the crown prince is close to the president's son-in-law, jad kushner. what impact does that have on how u.s.-saudi policy is brian: in some way the relationship mirrors the saudi close familyg a member being the main channel. unfortunately,his presents challenges for other cabinet secretaries who may b nwell briefed on what the conversations jared kushner has had with mohammad bin salman. if the u.s. and saudi arabia want to build a stronger foundation for the relationship, institutionalize it and not make it so focused on the president and his inner circle. the president talked a lot today about the arms sales the u.s. is going to make to the saudis. is that the fulcrum of the economic relationship? but the crown, prince is going to many cities around t united states -- to seattle, to california -- and they are looking to expand what
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has been a limited military intelligence and energy sector basis of the relationshiand expanded to tech and other things. the arms sales have been going on for years and far outpaced any other country we have sold weapons to. laura:ha you so much for joining us. tcurrentl u.s. military supports the saudi-let coalition fighting houthi rebels backed by iran, and today u.s. lawmakers debated whether to end u.s. involvement, emotion that was voted down by the senate. lyse doucet has recently traveled to yemen to meet children affected by the conflict. yse: we traveled into yemen with the saudi's. they wanted us to see the suffering being inflicted by their enemy. they took us to meet tse boys, robert of their childhood, fourth - robbed of their
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childhood, forced to fight .longside grown men children in yemen are recruited by all sides, but especially the houts. ishe was 13 whenest friend was shot dead in front of him. lyse: so many children so young have been dragged into this destructive war. but even inarthere are rules, and in yemen, they are being broken time and b aga all sides. these children live in sanaa,
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the capital controlled by houthi s. their family sought refuge here after their hoth was bombed by e saudis. coalition airstrikes have reportedlyaused the greatest mber of child casualties. this six-yea old wants them to stop. hidehere was no place to for this family. only five children killed, the 17-year-old and a brother left. se: these men will always live
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with the cost of this cflict. so often it is the youngeswho lose the most. these little boys are being fitted with prosthetics at is saudi-funded clinic. test thisin-year-old 11-yr-old mistook a landmark -- this 11-year-old mistook a landmine for a toy. lyse: this nine-year-old wants to be a goalkeeper when he grows up, believing this won't hold him back. yemen's conflict has had a crippling effect on all its people, the youngest growing up knowing nothing but war. lyse doucet, bbc news, yemen.
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laura: the suspended chiam executive ofic analytica, the u.k. political consultancy, claims that his comedy played a decisive role in the election of donald trump. he wasimply recorded in a report broadcast by channel four news in britain. ss are calling on facebook to explain how millions of its users' data was mined by cambridge analytica. for more, i spoke a short time ago to our north america editor jon sopel. tonight's report b channel 4 news reathy reveal abourole of cambric analytica in the trump campaign? jon: two choices -- either they are full of hot air and wind and bravado and making stuff up, not a good place to be, or they're telling the truth about the role of the election campaign of donald trump, in which case they have got a whole heap of trouble. they claimed they are responsible for the whole ,igital campaign, attackds
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"crooked hillary" s their invention, they say. they say they are the masterminds of all of that. but potentially they were courted meeting between the trumpe campaign and -called super pacs -- these supposedly independent bodies tt are meant have nothing to do with the campaign. it is a breach of electora law if thbee is bleeding een the two. that is the suggestion they made, and congress wants to look at that. as an aside, i'm sure donald trump would not like to accept that cambridge analytica is responsible for his election victory. donald trump would say, "i'm responsible for my victory." laura: indeed. there are many questions from tors about how facebook allowed cambridge analytica to get data on millions of facebook users. jon: yes, and supposedly cebook are meant to be meeting congressional leaders tomorrow,
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t not mark zuckerberg. i think the thing that has changed now is that dianne feinstein has already writayn to facebookg we want zuckerberg herssnow, soonest le. facebook issued a statement tonight sang, look, we are rrified that someone could have accessed our information in this life and misused it. i think facebook has really difficult questions to answer not just to run guest, but to wall street as well, where their share price has taken another hammering and where people are askingery genuine and ncerely held questions about what facebook is doing to protect people'sat it looks like there are big, giant holes what they have t in place. laura: jon sopel, thanks so much for joining us. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program. rthe long road overy in puerto rico. six months after hurricane maria hit, residentserre still suffg from the devastation left behind.
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now to the brazilian city of são paulo, one of the most congested places in the world, with more than 8 billion cars traveling e shortest distance can take hours. daily commutes can be an ordeal, and traffic jams have been known to exceed 100 kilometers. there is aolion down the road, or rather, in the air. a new taxiig servined to cut down on congestion is making use of the city's fleet of private helicopters. here is katy watson. katy: these are usually reserved for the megarich, but they want to shake up the city skies. he is giving it a shot, going only a few kilometers but it is ey that on bad days coul take over an hour. order the chopper op your mobile d had to the nearest heli d. >> the notion of taking a
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helicoer from a helipad next to your office and in five minutes be at the airport, or in 15 minutes at the international airport, is a huge advantage and ves a lot of time the city spend more time at home with youram fy -- you spend more time at home with your family. katy: in the city said to have the biggest fleet of helicopters the p world, there nty of choice. the city of são paulo has 400 helicopters and 211. the recent economic crisis in the country has been tstgh on the in. people have less money, and the demand for helicoptehi has falling, is why using helicopters more as taxis is seen by operators as one way to boost the industry again. the aim is to make it a viable alternative to road transport. you could fly to the international airport, twice the price of oregano taxi but
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in half the travel time. a -- price of regular taxi but in half the travel time. did he wants and, b watson, bbc news, são paulo. it has been six months since hurrice maria struck the u.s. territory of puerto rndo, and the iss still s ffering the consequences, with hundreds of thousa people still without power. qbool mae ball -- aleem ma s returned to the island aleem: there are sites in puerto rico that make it look like the hurrice has struck just yesterday. everyone has a tale of trauma fresh in the md. what we could and ran out," she says, "but everything was blocked. the house came away and collapsed."
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the problem is, in six months little has moved on for her. she and her family run pipes from a nearby spring to get water, the abandoneduilding where they have been living, and there is still no power. what help have they had from the american agencies? we werey for help, that told we were not entitled to any," shsays. "we are waiting for an appeal, but we cannot wait for answers." order because can go back and forth to the u.s. mainland as they please and crucially, they are entitled to the same disaster response as americans, but you find very few who falieve that is what they got. oul thinks they could still be alive if there were a more urgent treatmentsd to miss or wait hours hoping to be seen. quietwas in a wheelchair,
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. died. aleem: died in the line waiting for treatment >> died in the line. aleem: any troop count of the number killed in the hurricane would include people like raoul, but now the official figure doesn't. >> the government wants to show some kind of numbers that is not the reality. they want us to believe that all is ok. aleem: under pressure, the government has ord ted a recount se killed by hurricane maria. some estimate the new number could be 20 times the origal figure. for so many, the suffering continues. aleem maqbool, bbc news, puerto rico. ura: so much heartbreak after that hurricane. the world's last surving male with a white rhino hasin kenya. the animal name to sudan was 45
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years old. now only his daughter and granddaughter are left. there was no other animal quite like him. for the last two years, scientists and conservationists have been trying to get sudan, the world's last northern white rhino, to make. they put the 45-year-old on tinder as an eligible baelor as part of a publicity campaign to savem him f extension. the two remaining northern white rhinos aregh his dr and granddaughter. the last hope for the species is an ivf technique that has never been tried. itro would depend on a ste southern white rhino. >> there have been over the last three or four years attempt to develop artificial reproductive techniques -- in particular, in vitro ferlization -- to recover the species. it is massely complex and ssively expensive.
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it has never been done in rhinos before. the chances of it working are fairly remote. reporter: the last northern white rhinos seen in the wild l were here in the nationark in the northern democratic republic of congo. thatas many years ago. they were acknowledged as being extinct in the wild in 2008 an epidemic of poaching for rhino horn in the 1970's and 1980's wiped out many of these ancientn animals central africa, and gradually, those in captivity have died of old age. sudane has been sick for s time. vets p clear that an illness brought on by old age was causing him pain. this is where th last two surviving northern white rhinos live, and armed guards 24 hours a day. such is the continuing threat to this endangered species. there are now just 30,000 minus left on e planet. sudan was unusual of his kind because died of old age.
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bbc news, northern kenya. laura: the last of the male white rhinos. i am laura trevelyan. thanks foror watching "bbc news america." , >> with the bbc news appour vertical videos are designed ton work aroyour lifestyle, so you can swipe your way to the ne up-to-date with the latest headlines you can trust. download now from selected app stores. >> funding of this presentation isade possible by the freeman foundation, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglecteneeds, and purepoinfinancial. >> how do we shape our tomorrow? it starts with a vision. we see its ideal form in our mind, and then we begin toch isel. strip away everything that stands in the way to reveal new possibilities.
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