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announcer: and now, "bbc world news". ♪ >> hello, this is bbc news. relaxing rules for covid testing for air passengers in the u.s.. sunday, there will be no longer a need for a test 24 hours for your flight your donald trump accused of orchestrating a coup at his daughter does not believe the election was stolen. shocking conditions in the russian occupied city of mariupol as officls one of the risk of cholera. and in paris, an official report details a chain of failures by authorities handling the champions league final last month. ♪
a very warm welcome if you are watching in the u.k. or pbs in the united states or indeed around the world. the u.s. is lifting the requirement for international trelers to have a covid test within 24 hours of flights, from this sunday. the need for testing will be reevaluated every three months and could be reinstated if a new variant emerges. the move and's one of the last restrictions related to the pandemic in the u.s., where more than one million people have died from covid. michelle fleury give us more details. michelle: there has been so much pent-up demand, people set at home for the last two years due to waves of lockdowns from the pandemic. if you listen to the airline
industry, this a certain in demand for their product and they haven't been able to keep up because of a pilot shortage. they will be saying this is great news. in fact, the ceo of american airlines last week was quoted as saying that this kind of restriction was nonsensical, and that the industry was frustrated. a letter relief and cheers from them, becausehere is this aptite to get oa plane despite concerns. you can always still wear a mask. but the restriction of having to get tested a day before returning to the united states put off many americans, because they were scared of getting caught and trapped overseas if they tested positive. >> and this applies to all countries worldwide? >> yes, anyone now who wants to get on a plane to america no longer has to test negative a day before they board their flight. i was talking about what it means for americans as they are about to embark on summer
holidays. but the flipside is foreign travelerwho want to come to the u.s. now no longer have to jump through those hoops. th u.s. travel association thinks that will mean 5.4 million extra visitors to the u.s. this year. they think that adds up to $9 billion in extra travel spending through the year. a lot on the line for this industry which, as we've seen around the world, the travel industry was hard-hit at the start of the pandemic when putting much most flights were grounded. now, they see the light, if you like, on the rise and opportunity for healthy business, for the months ahead. >> let's cross to the u.s. now for the travel industry response. joining us is tori emerson barnes at the u.s. travel association. this must be a good day for you? >> a wonderful day and huge victory for the travel industry here in the united states.
we are thrilled to welcome visitors, regardless if they got a negative covid test. >> will it make much difference to the numbers of people traveling to the u.s.? because this has been part of our lives for so long, testing, mass wearing on flights, that it hasn't been putting people off. what does the data say? >> according to a recent morning consult survey, over half of international travelers found the testing requirement a deterrent from coming to the u.s.. there were countries globally that lifted all covid restrictions and we have been at a competitive disadvantage. as the woman before noted, we expect the lifting of the tests to see 5.4 million additional tests this year. that is $9 billion in additional visitor spending. that is absolutely critical as we seek to rebound from an
industry standpoint and from an overall economic standpoint. >> some people will now feel happier about traveling without all the administration that goes around testing and so on, but is there not a risk that some people who do not feel comfortable still with the fact the virus is still out there, still present, they don't feel comfortable boarding a plane knowing that not everyone on that plane has definitely tested negative. -- negate? could it put some people off traveling? >> folks have the ability to wear a mask if they would like to end are more comfortablwith that. but there is a ton of data that shows the air filtration systems in airplanes are much safer than going to a grocery store, going to a lot of other place we think it will enable international visitors that want to come to the u.s. to do so. we also think, importantly, it
ll enable global meetings and business travel to resume more seamlessly. and folks that want to have big meetings and conventions in the united states, that have a global footprint, will be willing to do so. we had to of this week, our big international trade show in orlando. and it was wonderful to welcome folks from around the globe. but there waa lot of concern and chapter about how much a deterrent this is long-term we are thrilled about the administration and in particular secretary ray mondello of the commerce department, who has been instrumental -- secretary gi raimondo of the commerce department, who has been instrumental in lifting this testing requirement. >> tori emerson barnes from the u.s. travel association, thank you. >> thank you. >> the congressional inquiry into last year's riot at the cap
itol building in washington has accused trump of attempting a coup, the committee saying he summoned them all and let the flame of the attack. it was the first in a series of primetime hearing's. mr. trump dismissed them as a the role of his daughter.onse on we have a report from washington. >> they are marching eastbound. reporter: it is one of the most documented events in modern history. >> the crowd is reaching into the capitol. [yelling] reporter: new footage shows just how close america came to losing democracy on january 6 this was a highly produced hearing made for primetime tv in which the committee said it would reveal shocking details of what happened. >> aware of the rioters' chance to "hang mike pence," president
responded with this sentiment, maybe our supporters have the wrong idea, mike pence deserves it" reporter: we heard from the attorney general at the time, william barr, once close to trump. >> i made it clear iid not agree with saying the election was stolen and looking out the stuff, which i told the president was [expletive] reporter: donald trump daughter -- donald trump's daughter agreed. >> i respect attorney general william barr so accepted what he was saying. >> the swear under penalty of perjury? reporter: then, leave testimony, first from a police officer injured that day from the pro-trump mob. >> usa, usa, usa. >> i was called a traitor to my country, my oath a my constitution. in actuality, i was none of those things.
i was an american standing faceo-face with other americans, asking myself many, many times how we had gotten here. reporter: then, british filmmaker nick qested, who filmed the proud boys, the far right militia group accused of sparking the right. >> i documented the crowd from protesters to rioters to insurrectionists, i was surprised at the size of the group and the profanity. the anger. for anyone who didn't understand how violent that event was, i saw it, documented it and i experienced it. reporter: inside the hearing, those who lost loved ones left -- wept. the word illegal was used many times in the hearing. the panelist went to set out its case to prove donald trump's attempt to overturn election results directly to the deadly riot. bbc news, washington. mike: the former --
>> the former u.s. president donald trump responded to his daughter ivanka's comments at the hearing, say she has checked out. our correspondent has been explaining to miss -- explaining mr. trump's reaction to testimony by his daughter. correspondent: a flurry of his responses are on social media. about ivanka trump, wiley he said she never looked at or studied the electionults and said he long -- he felt she long since checked out and he felt she was simply being respectful of attorney general william barr and his position. about mr. barr, he was disrespectful. he said his former attorney general had been weak and frightened and scared stiff of being impeached. he also responded to the claim by the committee that he cheered on his the porters who were chanting open saying mike pence," that he had said perhaps they had the right idea and that mr. pentz "deserved it," but he
said he had never done that he never thought of saying "hang mike pence" and that this was fake news. >> u.s. president joe biden says it is important for americans to see the hearings and understand what happened. >> the insurrection on january 6 was one of the darkest chapters in american history, a brutal assault on our democracy, a br attack on law enforcement, some losing their lives and we heard about it last night again. it is important for the american people to understand what truly happened and to understand that the same forces that led january 6 remain today. >> ukrainian officials say humanitarian conditions in the city of mariupol are getting worse under the current russian occupation. and people there are at risk of disease like cholera. the exiled deputy mayor of the southern port city says bodies are still being discovered in the ruins, there is a shortage
of docrs and food and water are in short supply. our correspondent nick beake in kyiv is monitoring the situation in mariupol. nick: it is really desperate. one woman we contacted explain her mother left the city one week ago and left hind a city of corpses. she said she had friends who had died there, and they simply weren't being buried. medicine is in very short supply. a lot of doctors and nurses are not able to treat people. and link to the warning we hear today about a possible widespread cholera outbreak, getting running waters difficult. that is sent said to be because pipes have been hit by the intense russian shelling. it is a really bleak picture painted of life the city. about 100,000 people are said
to remain there in the accusation leveled at the russians is that they now cannot provide the most basic of services to the ukrainian people. and these are people the russians claim they have come to liberate and make their lives better. >> dr. john is the world health organization representative in ukraine and says the who is on alert for cholera in mariupol, but has not detected it yet. >> we know in mariupol that the situation is difficult for many, also due to the drinking water system as well as availability of health services. that is why we advocate for humanitarian corridors, and to ensure medicines and other materials can reach civilians. in the current situation, who has assessed the risk for cholera was already very high. as of today,e don't have any signals for cholera.
we need to do everything to be prepared. we have prepared lots of public health services to help manage surveillance, so we are doing more to be prepared, but as of today, we don't yet have a signal. one metric that makes us work -- one matter that make us worried is the medicines, especially in areas where fighting goes on. every second person is saying they have difficulty accessing medicines for heart disease, hypertension. the situation is better in other parts of the country where every third person has difficulty getting access to medicine, but we see tha the hh system is unde stress while, at the same time, there are places where covid vaccinations keep up, regular vaccination programs are staffed up.
one part of the country where the heavy fighting goes on, civilians are any difficult situation. in other parts of the country, health services are aiming to catch up. but most important is that we ensure that all the dead bodies are found, and proper burial, because they are at risk for infectious diseases for others. this is an important area where more needs to be done i the public health services. -- done by the public health services. >> stayed withs on bbc. still coming up, the french government publishes a report on the chaos that -- the chaos at the champions league final. ♪
>> the day the british liberated the falklands. by tonight, british troops began disarming the enemy. >> inhe heart of the british capital, this was gorbymania at its height, raising hopes for an end to t division of europe. [fireworks] >> the queen looks worried, but recovers quickly. >> i will get out there and take them down the . >> what does it feel like to be the first man to go across the channel? >> feels marvelous. really. ♪ >> this is bbc news. a reminder of the latest
headlines paid the u.s. is relaxing its rules on covid testing for air passengers. from sunday, there will be no need to present a negative test 24 hours for you fly. the first day of the capitol right hearings accuses donald trump of trying to orchestrate a cute -- orchestrate a coup and he hears that his daughter doesn't believe the election was stolen. police in brazil said they found traces of blood in a boat used by a suspect arrested after the disappearance of a british journalist and indigenous expert in the far western part of the amazon rain forest. they went missing sunday in a remote valley, one of the largest indigenous territories in brazil. south america correspondent katy watson sent this update. katy: this ishe largest city in the amazon state, but we are more than 1000 kilometers away from the valley where the two men disappeared. but it is here in this city
where federal police have to do the analysis and investigations. the boat that was found from one of the suspects with traces of blood has been flownere and is being analyzed to find out if the blood is from humans animals. every day here, there is a press conference to give out more information. at the moment, it is five days on from the disappearance and there is very little information out there. jair bolsonaro, the president, has been hardly sported in the effort to find these two men. he has twice said they were on and ale-advised adventure, which speaks volumes about what he things about the press, especially in this region where the there has -- region where there haseen growth in deforestation a recent years, more illegal miners and poachers and fishermen. there a real conflict and increasing violence in the amazon. it is why there have been real pushes from the families of the
missing men for authorities to do more. it has garnered worldwide attention and we have seen celebrities since dr. mark ruffled -- after mark ruffalo and athletes pushing politicians to do more. but you have to remember this is a difficult area. the valley is on the border with peru and is the size of austria. it is very remote and full of rivers and rain forest that will be a difficult situation on the ground for search-and-rescue. there is certaiy real concern about finding that two men -- e two men. >> a report from the french government has blamed a chain of failures for the chaotic scenes last month at the champions league finals in paris. it says the police response that included police firing tear gas damaged the country's image and raise questions about its ability to host major sporting
events. our correspondent has details. correspondent: 10 days on from the chaos at the champions leag final, the first assessment of the french government on the events. it's is police asked that signs directing people to an alternative entrance to the stadium be taken down days before the match and that it would have been desirable to install the signs once a trade strike was announced. it also says an unprecedented influx of people without valid tickets overwhelmed security controls and that this was the key problem. the report makes five recommendations, including a requirement that fans use electronic tickets in the future to reduce the risk of fraud. the report broadly sticks to the government line the problems here began with large numbers of fake tickets among liverpool fans. but it doesn't addrs claims that some valid electronic tickets also d not work because of problems with
internet access around the stadium. the paris police chief is facing questions from several different inquiries. in the french parliament yesterday, he defended police actions on the night. >> the use of teargas worked. i am well aware that by doing this, people were aghast. people were caught up in the crowd, sometimes families. on behalf of police headquarters, i am very sorry about that, but i will say it again, there was no other way, unfortunately. >> it was so bizarre. correspondent: liverpool fans reacted to the french explanations. >> naturally, you are going to gesome people with fake tickets. that is normal. but it is not an excuse to delay the whole thing and teargas everyone. it was relentless. you would be running and then you would run into more teargas
to by the time people got into the stadium, everyone had sore throats. correspondent: the chaos outside was filmed by fans on mobile phones. but footage from surveillance cameras inside the stadium was found to have been automacally deleted a week after the fal, in the absence of an order to preserve it. the search for a clear picture of events is only leading to more questions. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. >> a 17th-century shipwreck has been uncovered off norfolk in the east of england, described as the most important maritime discovery since the raising of king henry viii's warship, the mary rose. the hms gloucester sank 340 years ago while carrying the future king of england, james stewart. but it's whereabouts were unknown until a team of divers unearthed that after a search. joe black reports. correspondent: beneath the
surface 30 miles off the yarmouth coast lies the glcester, century century -- a 17th-century worship. it sank 340 years ago after hitting a sandbank. on board was future king of england james stewart, duke of york. he survived. others did not. it is estimated between 130 and 250 people died that morning in may. since 1682, the vessel remained half buried on the seabed. its exact location was unknown. now, we know it has been discovered, it caused much excitement, some ying that this is the most important matime find since the mary rose. and these are the brothers who located the royal ship, julian and blinken barnwell, norfolk -based printers. they are also profsional divers and after years of looking for world war ii racks, they wanted -- wrecks, they
wanted a new challenge. it set them on the trail for the gloucester, its agent conntions a draw as well as its warfare. after a four-year search, they finally found it. >> we could see a dark shadow on the seabed, so you know that it is a shipwreck on is fantaic. before you knew it, in five meters or so, i was kneeling on the seabed and surrounded by a huge candid. there was a group of them -- a huge cannon. there was more than one. there was a group of them. i took the moment in, for five minutes, just unbelievable. and he said don't pretend when you come to the surface that you found it or i will give you a rude side. he was so pumpe with -- a rude sign.
it was so pumped with adrenaline. [laughter] correspondent: they have recovered many fascinating artifacts -- pipes full of tobacco, speacles with spare lenses and bottles, some of them with wine inside. there is also the ship oster vs al --hep's -- ship's bell. >> we hope we find more. we just scratched the surface. brought up a big range of diverse and significant fines. correspondent: many will want to see the gloucester raiseed, but that is -- raised, but that is still to be determined with much more work to do. joe black, bbc news. >> that is about it for the moment. but you can reach me and the team on social media. this is bbc news. thanks for watching.
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