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this programme contains flash photography. tonight at ten: a special investigation into muslim children separated from their families in china. parents tell the bbc their children have disappeared and they don't know where
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they are. tonight — evidence of boarding schools, surrounded by barbed wire, housing children as young as two from a minority community. with thousands of adults in re—education camps, we reveal uncover a parallel campaign to remove children from their language, religion and roots. and the other main stories on tonight's programme... the bookmaker william hill plans to close 700 shops, putting 4,500 jobs at risk. made the best man win. is his campaign fizzing, as he claims? tory leadership contender jeremy hunt on why the race is "all to play for". how doctors are failing people like tim mason. in pain and sent home, he later died of sepsis. he was begging us to help him and the doctors and nurses. and andy murray triumphant in his men's doubles match as he returns to
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wimbledon for the first time in two years. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news: a hero's return. after 13 years as a player, frank lampard is the new manager of chelsea. good evening. disturbing evidence of muslim children in china being systematically separated from theirfamilies has been uncovered by the bbc. official documents show that large numbers of state boarding schools have been built, to house children as young as two. critics of china's government say it's a deliberate policy, to cut the children off from their communities. the children are minority uighur muslims from the region of
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xinjiang. the bbc has already reported a vast network of re—education camps for adults there, where more than a million people are detained. the authorities say the camps are for combatting violent religious extremism. now, some uighur parents, speaking in exile, have told the bbc that as well as losing adult relatives, their children too have disappeared, and they are not being told where they are held. our china correspondentjohn sudworth has this exclusive report. in account after account, gathered in a meeting hall in istanbul, muslims from xinjiang speak again and again of the immeasurable grief of separation from their children. who is looking after the children?
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back home china has been sweeping xinjiang's uighurs, kazakhs and other minorities who have their own languages and culture, into giant camps where they are taught chinese and to love the communist party. abdurahman tohti moved to turkey in 2013. three years ago his wife and children went back to xinjiang for a short trip and vanished. but then he found this — a video posted online of his son in a boarding school, speaking not in uighur, his mother tongue, but in chinese.
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alongside the camps, china has been building something else. giant new schools, many with huge dormitories. this kindergarten sleeps hundreds. we film at one camp. while the adults are kept here, their children are in this nearby school. and this kindergarten has barbed wire, cameras and signs that say, only chinese should be spoken. this man from the chinese propaganda bureau denies large numbers of children have been left without pa rents. but such cases are not
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hard to find. amine wayit, who now runs a clothes shop in turkey, recently found this picture of her stepdaughter on social media. it's a sign her close relatives are in the camps, her stepdaughter in a boarding school and wearing traditional chinese costume. if you could send a message to her today, what would you tell her? research of online documents commissioned by the bbc show is only an 8% increase in kindergarten places for china as a whole, but in xinjiang, as the camps have been built, there's been an 82% jump, and in some uighur majority areas numbers have shot up even further. the xinjiang government is attempting to get full control over the young generation,
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to literally raise a new generation that has been cut off from original roots, from religious beliefs, from cultural knowledge, even from their own language. i believe the evidence really points what we must call cultural genocide. kalida akytkankyzy has moved to kazakhstan but when she heard that the chinese camps had left her 14 grandchildren without parents she phoned the village official. we try to look for her missing relatives. the family home is locked and deserted. we call the village official. but he hangs
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up on us too. we find only the signs of a giant vanishing and the shattering of countless families. john sudworth, bbc news, xinjiang. and johnjoins me now, from beijing. you've reported extensively on the treatment of muslim minorities by the chinese authorities. is anything likely to change as a result? well, china says its fighting violent extremism. it's even holding up violent extremism. it's even holding up what it's doing in xinjiang as a model for the international community, trying to find common cause with western rhetoric about the war on terror. what is extraordinary, i think, the war on terror. what is extraordinary, ithink, is the war on terror. what is extraordinary, i think, is when you go to turkey and you speak to some of those parents, is you discover that many of them had good jobs back in xinjiang, professionaljobs, some of them had government positions. these were loyal chinese citizens. not any more. this
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may be a distant pa rt not any more. this may be a distant part of the planet, it may be a forgotten corner, but what is happening there i hope we've shown in our reports over the past few weeks is of vital importance. china says it matters because its fighting for its stability and its security. critics would say it raises fundamental questions about just what can happen in societies with no fundamental protections or legal recourse at all. john, many thanks, oui’ recourse at all. john, many thanks, our china correspondent there, john sudworth. william hill is planning to close around 700 betting shops across the uk, after a government decision to reduce the maximum stake on fixed—odds terminals from £100 to £2. the company said this had led to a "significant fall" in revenue, and there are now 4,500 jobs at risk. the government, which acted after concerns that players could quickly lose large sums of money, said the gambling industry had had over a year to prepare for the change,
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including minimising job losses. here's our business correspondent emma simpson. bookies — they've become a firm feature on high streets across the uk. william hill has more than anyone else, but nearly a third of its shops are now set to close. 4,500 jobs at risk. there are 17 in the borough of croydon, too many for some residents. people haven't got the money. some people get their money and then they go to the betting shop and they've got choices everywhere, everywhere, in every street, and i don't think that's right. people outside the betting shops are always asking for money. 20p here, 20p there and they go straight to the machines, they put it straight in, back out again, begging for more. fixed—odds betting terminals are computerised games at the touch of a button. they've been called the crack cocaine of gambling, where you can lose a fortune in a flash. there are more than 33,000 terminals in towns and cities across great britain.
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it's big business, generating £1.5 billion in sales last year. but the government cracked down, limiting the maximum stake from £100 to £2 in april, making hundreds of william hill outlets loss—making overnight. i think william hill should have seen this coming. they've known about the announcement for 1h months now, and i do feel sorry for the people who are losing theirjobs, but, unfortunately, this is collateral damage from the addiction and carnage that fixed—odds betting terminals cause on the high street. with gambling moving online, many betting shops relied on the huge profits they made from fixed odds betting terminals. with the new stringent cap in place, store closures were inevitable and there could be many more to come. the industry is already going through an incredible period of distress... this retail expert is wondering who's going to fill the gaps. in general, a large number of these stores are located in deprived areas
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across high streets in the uk that are already suffering from high levels of vacancy rates. so, the reality of filling these stores, when demand for retail property is at a ten year low, is that it's going to be very challenging. william hill says it will do whatever it can to help affected staff. the closures are likely to begin at the end of the year. emma simpson, bbc news, croydon. the conservative leadership contenderjeremy hunt has told the bbc it's "all to play for" in his race with borisjohnson to be the next prime minister. he admitted his campaign team thought it "a very long shot" at the beginning, but now believed there was a chance for an upset, likening it to the uk voting for brexit, and donald trump being elected us president. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg was on the campaign trail with him. if you were to become the very next prime minister, what would be the first thing you'd do? the answer to daisy‘s question? sort out that complicated thing called brexit.
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but on that, care for the elderly, or his backing forfox hunting, can you be quite sure of his success... i was really, really bad at sport. ..when he confessed he wasn't always a winner. after nearly a decade buttoned up in cabinet, is his political identity really quite that clear? who are you really as a politician? are you someone who believes fox hunting should be restored, and wants to limit the time limit on abortions? or are you a modern conservative? because sometimes people don't really know who you are. i'm a modern conservative, but like everyone, i take a position on matters of conscience, they're personal, but they're not relevant to what i want to do for the country and what's been exciting about this campaign is i have had a chance to set out for the first time in my life the things i really want to change. but even on brexit, you say there's not that much difference between you and borisjohnson, but a few weeks ago you said october
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31st was an artificial deadline, but then you came up with your own deadline, saying you'd have to know by september 30th, so again, you've been giving people different messages, haven't you? not at all. if there is a deal to be done and it takes a few days longer than october 31st to get it through parliament, i'm not going to rip the whole thing up, that's why i said it is a bit of a fake debate. if there isn't, i will leave. you are willing to take us out with no deal, which a lot of people believe, at least in the short term, would be economic sabotage. look, when i go round the world, i meet foreign ministers of other countries. they don't understand why we're making such a meal of leaving and they want us to get on with it, so we have to do, in this country of all countries, we have to do what people have told us to do. we've got the best universities in europe, some of the best in the world. he's perfectly comfortable chatting on his local high
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street, but less so, perhaps, in front of tory members, who often favour borisjohnson‘s brexit cheerleading. presentation is good, i think he has a chance of winning but i think that doesn't persuade me because there's not passion there. i think he's honest and i think he's real. i'll vote forjeremy. why? and i would have voted for anyone who is standing against borisjohnson. why do you say that? because i think he was an appalling foreign minister. it's a big maybe. i think at the start of the campaign, the people around me thought this was a very long shot. now it feels like much more of the contest and we've had some surprises — we had the surprise of trump, we had the surprise of brexit, i think we could have the surprise of the conservative party leadership election too. do you really feel that now? i do, i do, i think there's all to play for. jeremy hunt knows some of his support comes from who he's not, not who he is. cheers, boris, if you're watching. may the best man win. but hopes there mightjust be time to prove what he might become.
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delicious. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, surrey. and laura will be on the road with borisjohnson later in the campaign. the brexit party mep ann widdecombe has compared the uk's departure from the eu to the emancipation of slaves. but critics have branded her remarks "disgusting" and "offensive. " she made them in herfirst speech at the european parliament after winning a seat last month. iran has summoned the british ambassador in tehran to complain about what it says is the illegal detention of one of its oil tankers in the straits of gibraltar. the vessel was stormed by royal marine commandos this morning, after concerns that it was carrying two million barrels of iranian oil to syria — in breach of eu sanctions. 0ur diplomatic correspondent james robbins is with me now. tell us more about this. this was a very dramatic night time seizure. some of the royal marine commandos came down by rope from helicopters, others boarded their vessel from
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fast boats. 0nce others boarded their vessel from fast boats. once they had can taken control of the bridge and the vessel was under their control, it was ordered to go to an anchorage off gibraltar. there was no violence or resista nce gibraltar. there was no violence or resistance offered by the crew, it's the cargo, convinced they were heading it was heading to syria in breach of eu sanctions. british and americans have been tracking this vessel for months. it loaded up in iran, it might have been expected to ta ke iran, it might have been expected to take the shorter route from iran to syria's mediterranean coast. that is cheaper and much safer than for insta nce cheaper and much safer than for instance the route actually took, which was right around the cape, so it went right around the east coast and up the west coast of africa, adding thousands of miles to the journey, carrying this cargo of oil which could be worth up to $100 million, before it was finally seized. the british absolutely clear it was seized because it was breach of eu
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sanctions, described as murderous by the foreign secretary. the americans are interested because they wanted to stop the oil being exported from iran but that wasn't the british motive. it looks like the british motive. it looks like the americans encourage the british to ta ke the americans encourage the british to take this action but the british said they had no choice, eu law was being flouted. the iranians called itan act being flouted. the iranians called it an act of piracy. the charger piracy has been dismissed by the foreign office is nonsense. this is yet another frankly point of real friction between london and tehran and washington and tehran, adding to the frankly very dangerous situation which iran already finds itself in its relations with the west. thank you. a firearms officer has described to an inquest how he shot dead one of the ringleaders of the london bridge attacks because he feared the attacker would stab and kill him, or detonate an explosive device. eight people died when three men drove a van into pedestrians on london bridge before launching a knife attack in nearby borough market two years ago. daniel sandford reports.
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sirens. 0n the night ofjune the 3rd 2017, armed officers from city of london police were called to reports of a van that had crashed into pedestrians, and men stabbing people with knives. it was declared as a marauding terrorist attack, which meant theirjob was to identify, locate, contain and neutralise the threat. as their vehicle arrived in borough market, they saw some fighting. the officer in the passenger seat leapt out. he told the jury at that point, khuram butt came towards him with a large knife in his hand. the officer, being identified in the inquest as bx46 said... bx46 told the jury that at that point he aimed his rifle at the man towards him. "i moved back quickly", he said,
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"and i moved the fire selector lever to fire and i pulled the trigger." his colleagues, bxiiii and bx45 also got out. rachid redouane came towards them and they both opened fire. then youssef zaghba approached bxiiii. he told thejury... fearing what turned out to be fake suicide vests, the armed officers continued to shoot the attackers each time they moved. daniel sandford, bbc news, borough market. patients' lives are being put at risk because of delays in treating them for sepsis. hospitals are meant to put suspected sufferers on an antibiotic drip within an hour, but bbc research shows a quarter of patients in england are waiting longer than that. sepsis is hard to spot and diagnose. it's triggered by infection, and worsens when the immune system
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goes into overdrive. the uk sepsis trust says every year there are about 250,000 cases across the country, leading to over 50,000 deaths. analysis of 100 nhs trusts in england by the bbc showed that betweenjanuary and march this year, 24% of hospital patients did not get treated within an hour. 0ur health editor hugh pym reports. gosh, it's a hollow house without him, isn't it? he was chatty and fun and full of laughter. live to life completely and utterly. tim mason had flu—like symptoms and felt desperately ill, but doctor sent him home from hospital. hours later, with sepsis taking a grip, he was back and in intensive care. he knew how sick he was and he was begging us to help him and the
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doctors and nurses and we had to promise we would be by his bedside when he woke up, even though we knew that there was every chance, or certainly i knew, there is every chance he would not wake up. tim's death followed a series of errors at the hospital. the trust has apologised to his parents, fiona and gavin, for not doing everything it could to help diagnose the sepsis sooner. many hospitals have brought in new checks for sepsis which can be triggered by minor infections. including blood tests, to look for specific warning signs. if there's no red flag, we want to look for an amber flag... the uk sepsis trust has drawn up a check—list to boost awareness amongst nhs staff, but its leaders argue that more needs to be done. we need to ensure resources are applied to this end new standards for emergency departments accurately measure what's happening for sepsis
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patients and we need to ensure the government and the statutory bodies do more to allow doctors to deliver this care at the right time. wales is similarto this care at the right time. wales is similar to england for rapid treatment with antibiotics. there's no comparable data for scotland and northern ireland. fiona and gavin visit tim's grave every day. they're working closely with their local hospital on staff training and other initiatives. and that, they say, is some comfort. there's nothing that will change for us, but in his memory, if we can change something for someone else, i know that he'd be cheering us on, because that's what he would have wanted. certainly, absolutely. that was hugh pym, talking to fiona and gavin mason. thousands of people are on the streets of washington for the annual festivities to mark the 11th ofjuly, independence day. president trump has promised "one of the biggest celebrations" in us history, with a show of military might to accompany his speech. critics are accusing him
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of politicising a national holiday. 0ur washington correspondent chris bucklerjoins us from the us capital. what does the president have planned here, politics or patriotism? patriotically music is playing, the sta rs & patriotically music is playing, the stars & stripes are flying in the white house insists the speech president trump will deliver from a podium in front of the lincoln memorial, flanked by two tanks will not be political. he says it will be a thank you to us forces and supporters of his have been turning up supporters of his have been turning up from early morning to make sure that they get a good vantage point for the event. the one thing the white house has not been able to control is the weather. there has been torrential rain in the last couple of hours and thunderstorms have been forecast. that could affect attendance figures and it's worth pointing out that at times president trump can be sensitive when it comes to the issue of crowd sizes. chris, many thanks. chris
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buckler. football, and frank lampard has returned to manage chelsea — the club where he spent 13 years as a player. despite only having one season's experience as a manager, he said he had complete confidence in himself, and would do his best by the club where he'd won 11 major trophies as a player. of course, when you come to a club like chelsea, who have expectations, who have standards, who are competitive year in, year out, i understand that. so i can't hide away from that. so, i wouldn't say apprehensive, i'm a realist. i understand what's wanted from me from within the club and i'll try and deliver. it's been a good day for british players at wimbledon. johanna konta is among three of those all reaching the third round. seven—time champion serena williams is also through, after a scare early in her match. and a short while ago, andy murray triumphed in his men's doubles match. natalie pirks was watching. cheering. listen to that — a roar so big even andy murray's opponents couldn't help but smile.
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murray and doubles expert pierre—hugues herbert lost the first set to ugo humbert and marius copil, but soon found their aim, to win the next two. as the light faded, the roof came on and they turned up the volume. commentator: steam-rolled! they soon put their opponents out of their misery, 6—0 in the fourth set. 0h, andy. it's good to have you back! well, that's what they all wanted to see but there is no rest for murray. he is back tomorrow night in the mixed doubles and his partner, serena williams, well, she survived a wobble today. yes, serena is queen here but watched by her pal, her crown appeared to be slipping. slow to get going, her opponent from slovenia could smell an upset. what a shot. but williams found her focus and broke back to take the next two sets. that was more like it. though not yet picture perfect. british success continued today, with three through to round three in the singles,
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including johanna konta, who knocked out katerina siniakova. commentator: nice. 0n centre court there was a late blockbuster, but there is no romance between rafa nadal and aussie bad boy nick kyrgios. he was up to his usual tricks with the umpire. you don't know that! he spent last night in a local pub, but nadal called the first set shots. nick kyrgios was back to his wind—up best to take the second. but with nadal leading 2—1, the fourth set went to a tie—break. neither was giving an inch but ultimately the spanish matador tamed the ball. all this and it's only round two. that's it. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are.
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hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm lizzie greenwood—hughes. here's what's coming up on tonight's show. a good day for british players at wimbledon — jo konta leading the charge into the third
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round. andy into the third round. murray shows he has still got it andy murray shows he has still got it as he wins in the first round of the men's doubles. and a hero's welcome for frank lampard, back at chelsea — this time as head coach. i wouldn't say apprehensive. i'm a realist. i understand what's wanted from me from within the club, and i'll try and deliver. hello and welcome to sportsday. so let's start with all the action from wimbledon, and it's been a fascinating day four — where the big names were really tested. rafa nadal pushed all the way by his nemesis nick krygios, the women's defending champion — angelique kerber — knocked out by a lucky loser and even serena williams dropping a set to an unknown teenager. but for british fans, it was almost a picture of calm, with three
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players through to the third round. first up, rhia chohan looks atjo konta's victory over katarina siniakova. johanna konta looks cultural this afternoon. at home and despite the 26 to reheat, her game was as cool asa 26 to reheat, her game was as cool as a cucumber. —— looked quite at home. there was an early moment for katarina siniakova as she conceded the break, and it seemed it would be the break, and it seemed it would be the first of many. konta, who was serving big, was not putting a foot wrong. as she breezed on to take that first set. 0ne outstanding shot after another. it was as if she was the only one not feeling the heat. there was a moment from the check minding us why she is the women's double champion, but some fancy footwork and impressive all he
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showed who was really in control on the centre court. she held her composer. siniakova had not shaken that slip from the first set, and as konta server for the match, that slip from the first set, and as konta serverfor the match, again she tumbled. with those big service and big points, it is looking good so farfor britain's and big points, it is looking good so far for britain's number one. rhia chohan, bbc news. well, british wild card harriet dart joins konta into round three, the 22—year—old battled to a three—set win over brazil's beatriz haddad maia. it may be as far as she goes though, because her next match is against the world number one ashleigh barty. so, two british women through in the singles. just one man, though, in the shape of dan evans. still yet to drop a set, he saw off the 18th seed georgian nikoloz basilashvili, but there were defeats for british number two cameron norrie and wild card jay clarke. james burford rounds up the action. it doesn't get much bigger than
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