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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. there's been another naval incident in the gulf. the uk government says iran tried to stop a british oil tanker. a royal navy warship intervened, training its guns on iran's fast boats, and ordering them to withdraw. iran disputes this version of events. matteo salvini's adamant his party didn't accept russian money after a tape emerges of a meeting in moscow. prosecutors are investigating. the us counts its population once a decade — president trump may be about to give up trying to make the census ask whether people have a legal right to be there. and if you want to walk up uluru
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in australia, join the queue — there's a trafficjam of tourists doing it, before climbing is banned altogether. the uk says iran tried to intercept a british oil tanker in the gulf of oman — and that the royal navy had to repel several iranian boats. this is the tanker, the british heritage. the uk says it was moving through the strait of hormuz when it was approached. this is the route the british tanker took. the allegation is that iranian boats tried to force it into iranian waters to the north. iran denies that this happened. these are the type of boats the british say were used —
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they're armed speed boats that iran's revolutionary guard uses to patrol the strait. this footage is from an exercise last year. the uk says it was this ship, a frigate called the hms montrose, that was shadowing the british tanker, and that came to its defence. we're told it trained its guns on the iranian boats and ordered them to withdraw. the mod said they did so and no shots were fired. iran says it didn't happen. remember this is all in the context of two months of tension in the strait of hormuz. six tankers have been attacked in the area. this is the norwegian ship the front altair injune. iran also shot down a us military drone in june. this is iranian state tv footage of what it says was a missile systemcarrying out the attack. iran says the drone entered its airspace, the us says it didn't.
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it has been reported that a us surveillance aircraft videod the incident, but no footage has been released. iran denies all this happened. so does this professor from the university of tehran. if the iranians wanted to take a ship, anyone who looks at the map of the persian gulf, and as the competence of the iranian military, we know how competent iran is by the fa ct we know how competent iran is by the fact that they found a $200 million american drone with their own made surface air missile, so iran is competent. and it occupies half of the persian gulf and the islands in the persian gulf and the islands in the middle of the persian gulf. if they wanted to take an oil tanker, they wanted to take an oil tanker, they would have taken it. whether it was american or british or anyone else, i think that's clear as day. the tension between iran and the west isn'tjust playing out in the strait of hormuz.
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last week royal marines boarded an iranian oil tanker off the coast of gibraltar, which is a british territory in the mediterranean. the ship was believed to be heading for a syria. specifically a refinery owned by the syrian government, which would be a breach of eu sanctions because of the civil war there. today the captain and first officer were arrested by gibraltar police. but here's bbc persian on why we can't be certain where the tanker was actually going. many ma ny a nalysts many analysts believe that that cargo, the oil tanker that was seized in gibraltar, was not bound for syria although its documents state that it was. many are saying now iran is using and the pink are going to art training at gps sending out oil to refineries, may be they
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are saying they may be bound for europe. so you know that that oil tanker went in a very strange route and they didn't need to go that way. this was the iranian president's response to the uk seizing the grace. you, britain, our initiator of insecurity and you will realise consequences later. now you are so helpless that one of your tankers wa nts to helpless that one of your tankers wants to move in the region, you have to bring your frigates to escort it because you are scared. to find out how this is playing out in iranian media, i spoke to daniel amirfrom bbc monitoring. across the board or and they are denying everything, revolutionary guards saying it was at dusk, we had foreign minister saying these reports are worthless, they are just designed to increase tensions and a sign of uk weakness. that's entirely
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in line with previous iranian reactions to either incidences alleged to be involved in. indeed of course the —— behind that is a thinly valid account for the current calibrated message pollen from the seizure at the end —— iranian tanker lastly, saying this is limiting show of strength we are not going to make lots noise about it but we are here and there is still our back garden. how is that tanker covered both when it was first —— broke at the story develop? iran tells a careful line and wants to mitigate as much as possible any follow—up for these events and when the original tanker attack happened in mid june, iran even took on some of the crew back to iran which are shown on mainstream tv. so the idea is to kind of deny as much as possible and yet ratchet up the pressure on europe. probably do we know that they are dealing with the syrian regime and the refineries they control? iran is careful on what it
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puts out with the syrian relationship saying most of it put it -- relationship saying most of it put it —— politically military are on the advisory but there —— they had set it a deal in oil on the grey market, we know this week there was a kind of iranian news programme about oil sales to china which is no reason why my —— we may not be the same for a serious. one thing i want to understand, would would be normal for those kind of bugs at the revolutionary guards to be in the water in this region is whether approaching —— tankers are not? water in this region is whether approaching -- tankers are not? hard to say but you write is not known for using smaller boats to threaten and harass like your tankers and larger frigates, so. left question on the media, where does it fit into the iranian media agenda will betray the iranian media agenda will betray the end of the programme or is he getting lots of coverage? we had nothing a great deal of coverage actually, we have only had denials but nothing very much so it's showing how little noise iran to make. barbara plett usher by washington.
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hi, barbara good to see it. where are the americans getting tea with their maritime safety coalition? we haven't been given an easy here about who might bejoining the coalition, but there had been trying to recreation countries in europe as well to ta ke to recreation countries in europe as well to take part in what they say would be a force to protect commercial vessels travelling to the straight of hormuz, so that americans say we can do control we wa nt americans say we can do control we want you to provide boats to patrol and escort. now, there is of course some reservation amongst asian countries that get lots of oil from the middle east and european countries to be seen projecting hostile intent byjoining a us—led coalition even if they might be concerned about safety at commercial vessels and we have had a report from britain saying that defence ministry is looking at whether to deploy my ships that you have also got officials saying we escort every single tanker, that would look too much like we are trying to escalate
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it we want to de—escalate. again french is saying we are not planning to change the presence of the region because we are trying to calm things down and sending assets would not be to do that. it's not clear if this incident involving the pretty ship it will help us efforts put into that a coalition or not. in terms of options available to americans, and these are truth claims, are they still happy to flex their muscles, is -- still happy to flex their muscles, is —— what options are available given they have sanctions in place given they have sanctions in place given they have military presence in the region? the approach of the americans is to deepen pressure, yet the president tweeting today they would be even more sanctions put on, and also to put on the pressure to other countries to join the strong stand against iran and i think they feel that if iran keeps lashing out and as you heard the iranians are denying it, but in the attacks, they
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have also tried to reach beyond the nuclear deal in question, if they continue to take action like that, eventually other countries may decide they will stand with the americans, that's the approach the us has been taking. i'll send a public acknowledgement here at all that it the us tragedy best strategy provoking escalation, you had the state department saying that they are the ones who are escalating don't terrorise the region and president has opera talks without preconditions saying we want to put on the sea and pursue a diplomatic track whereas other countries and the asians and europeans are saying the asians and europeans are saying the american approach is what started all of this. thank you very much indeed. prosecutors in italy have opened a criminal investigation into allegations that the league party sought millions of dollars in illegalfunding from russia. the case centres on this man, janluca savo—ini. he's a chief adviser
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to matteo salvini who is italy's deputy prime minister — and leader of the league — which is populist and popular right wing party. buzzfeed has published what it says is a recording of a meeting between mr savoini, and russian contacts who are offering to direct tens of million of dollars to the league, via a network of oil companies. it's against the law for political parties in italy to accept large foreign donations. well, the meeting took place at the metropol hotel in moscow in october last year. alberto nardelli broke the story for buzzfeed. he says from the recording the russians appear to have political connections — and want to help the league win elections in italy. here's more. in various bits of the meeting, the man that took part in the discussion
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of very explicit that the purpose of the deal is political, when it then said the agreement by political guys is that a 4% discount on overall price of the field would sustain a campaign. in another part of the discussion they say that they do not wa nt to discussion they say that they do not want to make money from the deal, it's just a political issue for them for mutual benefit to both countries. mr savoini denies discussing illicit party funding. he told the times newspaper he thinks the tape could be a fake. mr salvini for his part dismissed the recording — even if you don't speak italian it's pretty clear what he thinks. he's saying the league hasn't received a single euro cent — and he's suing anyone who says they have. the opposition in italy are of coursejumping on this hard — take this, from one mp. salvini cannot escape or threaten lawsuits.
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this is a very dangerous shadow on the government, and we need to know if the government is financed by a foreign power. mr salvini has long been a supporter of president putin — here he is smiling as mr putin speaks during a visit to italy last week. to be clear, mr salvini's voice isn't on the tape but he was in moscow at the time it was recorded. he was there giving a speech in which he said eu sanctions against russia were "economic, social, and cultural folly". those sanctions are in place because russia illegally annexed crimea from ukraine. the friendship is mutual — russia makes no secret of its support of populist movements like the league across europe. here's alberto nardelli from buzzfeed again. both his aid, he begins the discussion of the speech with in his words, setting the geopolitical
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context of europe's same year penn elections are coming up and he says they're working with allies across europe and he cites the german far right alternative for gemini, he cites all parties in the far right, later on in the discussions the russians were talking amongst themselves in russian, and describing him as a european tramp and he had a ‘s alt—right movement citing finland, sweden, france and germany etc. silvia borrelli, politico, rome, gives us her reaction box 4 well, this is a confirmation of a story that had been run in february by italian weekly, a journalist in that case had actually quoted from that case had actually quoted from that conversation and apparently the italian journalists were at the hotel when the meeting to take place, in fact, hotel when the meeting to take place, infact, in hotel when the meeting to take place, in fact, in february they also published a couple of pictures
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of him with the russian men. so clearly now, the idea that adds further detail and as proof of what had already been reported, and as journalists i believe it's very important because the news had ended ta ke important because the news had ended take that back in february, precisely because at that time a place said there was no smoking gun, the idea had been published and clearly he had an obligation back in february as he did now, and are —— he denied it, and the story was killed because of that. but now it shines further light and is now media attention in italy that's clearly a n media attention in italy that's clearly an important aspect as well. clearly the idea raises difficult questions, but is it a smoking gun, after a ll questions, but is it a smoking gun, after all it's a conversation which leaves many things unanswered. that's a fair question, clearly the fa ct
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that's a fair question, clearly the fact that a very close aid to him was in moscow during a trip where he was in moscow during a trip where he was also there discussing finding foran eu campaign, was also there discussing finding for an eu campaign, it's something that raises major questions also because they know him and he's a lwa ys because they know him and he's always been very close. i pray that he said, there is no proof that the funding actually ever happen, there is no proof at the oil deal, so i think at this stage the idea raises political questions more than it does raise a legal lands. is it dominating the italian is? it took about 2k hours to pick up yesterday, it wasn't put on the front pages or on these websites, but today, it has picked up and it is bulletins had played it right at the top. and there is different political talk
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shows talking about it this evening. stay with us on 0utside source — coming up in the business news... amazon is spending big on re—training its workforce — an average of $7,000 each to learn new skills. a public inquiry has concluded that a "catastrophic series of failings" by senior police officers was to blame for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in cheshire in 2012. anthony grainger, who was 36, was killed after being stopped in a stolen car. a firearms officer mistakenly thought he was reaching for a gun. his former partner, gales hadfield—grainger, welcomed today's judgement. it's taken seven years but today justice has been done. this devastating report shows that his death was caused by catastrophic failures. by the police in 2012. and
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it could have and should have been prevented. the inquiry is also exposing that even though in 2012 the greater manchester police is unfit. to control firearm operations. this is a scandal that places other people's lives at risk. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is... the uk government says one of its warships intervened in the gulf to protect a british oil tanker, after fast boats sent by iran came near. us prosecutors are calling for the mexican drug lord el chapo to spend the rest of his life in prison. they did this after hearing from a victim who survived an assassination attempt that he's accused of plotting. sentencing comes later this month. bbc mundo.
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seven people have been killed in a violent storm in northern greece overnight. more than a hundred people were injured. england cricket fans have been celebrating after their team powered into the world cup final for the first time in 27 years after thrashing australia at edgbaston. england will play new zealand in the final. amazon is going to pay $700 million to retrain its workforce by 2025. that'll cover about a third of all employees — and means an average of $7000 spent on each of them. samira hussain is in new york. i'm curious, obviously different people need different types of training so give me some detail on where the money is going. what they are offering to the employees that wa nt to are offering to the employees that want to do this, it's all voluntary and comes at no cost, so if you work
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for example it wanted to proponent centres and want to train in it, amazon will fulfil and facilitate that for you. if you work in part of the corporate amazon and if you want to retrain as an engineer, amazon will make that happen for you. and even more interestingly, if you worked in one of the fulfillment centres, this is one of the basic entry level jobs at centres, this is one of the basic entry leveljobs at amazon, and you wa nt to entry leveljobs at amazon, and you want to train as a nurse or airline mechanic, jobs that do not exist at amazon, they will pay 95% of the tuition and fees and costs associated with getting those certificates or degrees. associated with getting those certificates or degreeslj understand certificates or degrees.” understand the first bed because people develop within the company but why the second was the rationale? the rationale for getting them to train as nurses and
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mechanics, love, few reasons. one, it really highlights their future ambitions, and goals. we heard amazon wants to get into the plane the business they haven't got there yet but they want to. we know they are yet but they want to. we know they a re interested yet but they want to. we know they are interested in the pharmaceutical industry. they have already made some business gains and that avenue. what they are doing is pretty impressive, they are already training a workforce that will be dedicated to amazon or at least loyal to them, even though they are not going to be forced to stay with the company for a certain amount of time, just think about it as a company that allows you to train to become whatever you want to do, so will you be loyal to? that could be some cynics saying that a lot of money but not to amazon, and as a pr problem around how it treats its employees particularly towards the lower end of the income scale, what's the compa ny‘s lower end of the income scale, what's the company's response to that? the cynics would be absolutely
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correct, they do have an absolute problem when it comes to the treatment of their employees. amazon for their part would say lets we play our employees $15 an hour, we get them benefits but of course that doesn't apply to lots of the contract employees, data plates to the full—time and part—time staff. thank you very much, samara and new york. the us women's soccer team's jersey has become the top—selling american national team shirt of all time. that's following their fourth world cup victory. women's jerseys is one of the fastest growing retail areas — it's worth $25 billion a year. fanatics international is the biggest player in the licensed sport merchandise field — here's the president of that company. the results we had with the us world cup victory were unlike anything we
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have seen, they became the top selling national soccer team we have ever had. we sold more in the first hour and then we did in the first 30 days at that 2015 victory. it's very exciting to see megan as well as alex morgan, they became the top two selling athletes, worldwide. across any sport we've run. the women's business price is long been underserved in our industry, we have several initiatives including more fashion assortment made making that a fast—growing segment the company. sir richard branson the head of the virgin group has told the bbc that leaving the eu without a deal would cause the pound to plummet — forcing his businesses to shift investment out of the uk. and he described the impact of a "no—deal" scenario as "devastating". it would be devastating for many of the companies. let me give you an
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example, virgin atlantic, our airline. the pound was 153 when the referendum to place. that pound todayis referendum to place. that pound today is at one pound 23. and it collapsed to parity with the dollar if there is a hard brexit. all our costs are if there is a hard brexit. all our costs a re in if there is a hard brexit. all our costs are in dollars and maintenance plan costs, unep pretty much every costis plan costs, unep pretty much every cost is in dollars. and therefore, the bottom line here to that is 100 million a year. a hard brexit results and the freight we get from europe that we put on virgin atla ntic europe that we put on virgin atlantic going to america disappearing, we won't get any of that. that's another hundred million down the drain. i can carry on, there is a list of an enormous death that you look at for each of the company, and it's going to result in
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spending a lot less money in preaching and putting all our energy into other countries. though of course borisjohnson — one of the candidates to become the next prime minister — said in the debate on tuesday that a no deal brexit will be "vanishingly inexpensive" if the uk prepares. not everyone agrees with sir richard. ina not everyone agrees with sir richard. in a few minutes on the programme we talk about donald trump social media summit, happening now at the white house, getting lots of attention because you may expect it to feature facebook and instagram and twitter and so on but he invited some of his biggest supporter people who put arguments close to his own on twitter and as such, their question marks being asked about whether it's about policy or whether this is just whether it's about policy or whether this isjust a gathering of whether it's about policy or whether this is just a gathering of those who are of a like mind and we will see who is attending and what the president will try to achieve,
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coming up in a few minutes. hello there. tropical storm barry has formed in the gulf of mexico and set to bring dangerous weather conditions to the central gulf coast over the next few days. these scenes are from new orleans where there was already significant flooding and heavy rainfall through the court said wednesday. we are seeing a respite rainfall has died down for a time, but we will see more torrential downpour courtesy of this storm. this is a tropical storm barry, it is likely to strengthen for a time into a hurricane. will bring winds potentially up to 150 km an hour, 95 mph, as it makes landfall in louisiana early saturday morning. winds are not going to be the biggest problem, they will be a significant storm surge, but also very intense persistent rainfall. perhaps as much as about 500 mm
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of rain fell across southern and southeast louisiana. the mississippi river is already very high, we can see flood levels to about 20 feet there, so catastrophic flooding possible across parts of louisiana. meanwhile, on to india, and monsoon rainfall is very heavyy across northern and northeast parts of the country through the weekend. certain places as well as myanmar and bangladesh could see flash flooding and landslides as well. rainfall will ease into next week. there is already been very heavy rainfall and flooding in central and eastern china, that's down to this frontal system. it's going to be particularly active in the next few days, with pulses of heavy rain and more flooding and similar areas pushing to parts ofjapan later in the weekend. to the south of that, dry for the likes of taiwan and vietnam as well, but had the downpour is for the philippines and northern indonesia. we have had storms pressing
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across southeastern portion of australia bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall. wet and windy weather arriving in new zealand. across africa, pretty high in both north africa and southern africa had to do, another hot day to come by the likes ofjohannesburg on saturday but not quite as hot. this temperature as welljust get down to a little bit more like what we would expect for this time of year, but it stays dry and sunny. meanwhile, onto europe and we heavy showers, many central parts of europe, we had an area of low pressure moving southeast through the day friday with heavy showers across parts of france into switzerland. germany and also poland could see heavy downpours. very hot across portugal and spain, temperatures in madrid around a0 degrees on friday but we see a close front moving its way from the north bringing cooler conditions across portugal and spain through the course of the weekend but still heavy showers lingering further east.
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meanwhile, here for the uk a stealthy shower is on the horizon but they won't be as happy as they had been recently. goodbye.
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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. there's been another naval incident in the gulf. the uk government says iran tried to stop a british oil tanker. a royal navy warship intervened, training its guns on iran's fast boats, and ordering them to withdraw. iran disputes this version of events. matteo salvini's adamant his party didn't accept russian money after a tape emerges of a meeting in moscow. prosecutors are investigating. the us counts its population once a decade — president trump may be about to give up trying to make the census ask whether people have a legal right to be there. and the streets of new orleans are underwater — the us city that's suffered so much from previous hurricanes, prepares for another one.
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in the next half hour, this will happen. we were expecting the president to announce an executive action to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. last month the us supreme court blocked him from doing this. but he seems to have backed down. here's president trump on the citizenship question last week.
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it could impact on state funding on the balance of power in the house of representatives. the senses is taking place every ten years and is the basis on which the us calculates a couple of things. allocation of billions of dollars of funds, and the allocation of seats in the house of representatives. the lower house of representatives. the lower house of congress. population size and the boundaries of congressional districts are connected. this is the current map of districts, critics of this question are if the illegal immigrants are too scared to take part, then this would be skewered
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and ill have districts under resourced and underrepresented which will change the nature of this map and for that reason, this faced stiff opposition from a number of different american states and rights groups too. the suspected climb by president trump. not retreating but just not retreating butjust advancing in a different direction. where he was trying to get funding for the wall, shut down the government and reopen the government and said, well, alljust find another way to build the wall. i think is going to try to find another way to ask the citizenship questions stop although, to be quite honest, it has asked before in a limited fashion in the past, as recently as a couple of decades ago. so, if he's going that route, then it's going to be on one of these household surveys and not the full census. essentially, that is a return to relative status quo.
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it can be a little bit confusing for those outside of the us to understand why this particular issue has become so politicized. can you help us? sure. i think the big objection the democrats have an immigrants the democrats have and immigrants rights activists have to ask about the citizenship on the senses is that studies have shown, including government studies from the census department itself is shown that when you ask about citizenship on a survey like this, a nationwide survey, there's going to be a much higher nonresponse rate, that people are going to be reluctant to admit they are undocumented and are just not going to fill out the surveys in these surveys are necessary for a government funding, for determining congressional, like drawing the lines of congress, which states get more seats, which states lose seats, so essentially becomes a much less accurate look at the population of the government. a population of the country in the us constitution says that all people who live in the country need to be accounted for, doesn't say anything about citizens. presumably, whether donald trump's question about citizenship goes
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in or not, it still remains true that certain types of people, wealthier people, older people are more likely to fill in these kind of things than younger people or people of lower incomes. does that not inevitably skewer the outcomes anyway? that is certainly a concern that the census department works very hard to try and address those concerns. the initial response rate in the senses, you did an envelope in the census, you did an envelope in the mail yet to fill it out and send it in, those probably do skewer a lot towards people who are wealthy, people who might be more trusting and sending things into the government. there are tens of thousands of government workers who follow—up on surveys that are not fill it out, go door to door, asking people and trying to be as thorough as possible. debates in the past on whether the keys statistical on whether they could use statistical modelling or not to determine the census numbers, the supreme court said in a case he could not do that, you had to physically count people.
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there is some risk of an undercount no matter what. the concern with the citizenship question is going to exacerbate those risks. president trump is about to hold a social media summit at the white house. the new york times describes it as less policy—led gathering, more "meeting of pro—trump twitter warriors. " and if we look at the guest list, you can see why it might have drawn that conclusion. here's james 0'keefe who specialises in getting secret recording of leftwing activists and reporters telling us he's ‘looking forward to attending'. also going — ali alexander — who publicly questioned democratic presidential candidate kamala harris‘ ethnicity saying that kamala harris is not an american black. next, charlie kirk who runs turning point usa — a group that reaches out to young conservatives. he maintains youtube, facebook and others are censoring right wing voices. he'll be there too.
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dave lee, san francisco. help me out here. what is the purpose of the summit? the stated purpose, as you mentioned and detailed and the tweets, stab a discussion on censorship of social media and what they see as particular censorship of conservative voices on social media, things that the companies deny is happening and it is also worth saying quite clearly that it is unsubstantiated by any kind of data on this. so that is the state of it, but it is being seen, as some of president trump's most vocal and effective supporters online. there is an interesting irony that and they'd combined audience of the people invited to this summit, we've run into several millions and will
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be of seeing being censored on social media, these things can perhaps be both true and what this is perhaps looking to do is to gather those voices, lay out some the priorities for the president as he enters into his reelection campaign, but we're not expecting to see in any shape or form campaign, but we're not expecting to see in any shape orform is campaign, but we're not expecting to see in any shape or form is a policy or discussion that brings forward this issue if indeed there is an issue. did they have to be shown up to be seen and exulted. the tech companies are not taking part, they we re companies are not taking part, they were not invited. most under attack from these kinds of claims, i think the companies are kind of caught in if you mines hear about how to deal with this problem and on one hand, they are under pressure to clamp down on this information and abuses on their platform and they also have this very vocal group that is saying
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that they are being unfairly targeted and by the cultures that tech companies need to overcome the set of course, and this part of the world and san francisco in particular, is perhaps the most liberal part of the country. certainly the most democratic part of the country and so there's this perception that people here, liberally minded, naturally do things to hurt the voices of those on the other side of the political spectrum, they say no, we create fair algorithms and these claims simply are not true. we can see a fair bit of movement in this next week, there's going to be a hearing involving google on this topic and we make it a bit more of a concrete idea of what exactly these investigations might look at. the french parliament has approved a 3% tax on tech giants. france did this alone as countries like ireland with low tax policies blocked the eu adopting the tax. as you'd expect it'll affect. apple, facebook, amazon and others.
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the white house isn' happy. as you'd expect it'll affect apple, facebook, amazon and others. the white house isn' happy. already president trump has ordered an investigation. let's understand the french move better. here's hugh schofield. the american say this is unilateral, this is unfair, this is signalling us out for what is a punitive and unfair measure and they have opened a section 301 investigation which means that they are giving themselves the right within a year to retaliate and give them the to retaliate and given the record of the administration that is certainly something taken very seriously over here. what form that might take, we don't know, but things of being noted, like a tax on french goods like wine or cheese or maybe some kind of punitive taxation of french citizens living in the united states. and however america responds, here's a message from one french minister. translation: france
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is a sovereign state. it decides sovereignly on its tax provisions and will continue to decide sovereignly on its tax decisions. as you might imagine these tech companies aren't happy about this. here's a spokesperson for a trade body that represents them. let me be clear, our companies will abide by the laws in whatever jurisdiction they operate in. but we are part of a larger global economic fabric and but companies really need, whether they are in the fabric and what companies really need, whether they are in the technology sector or any sector in order to continue making investments understanding what risks are and upgrading jobs is certainty. clear rules of the road, coherently applied. the bbc‘s leisha santorelli explains why the french are so motivated to bring in this tax. the french argument is that these
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companies, these giant tech firms should be taxed on where they get muster the money from. we have seen that these companies like facebook, google, headquartered in ireland, we amazon headquarters in luxembourg and they have very low corporate tax. and so there's a push among european nations, such as france, the uk, poland and austria to bring in their individual taxes a broader agreement and an eu level or international levels brenda place. until something across the eu comes in and it does not seem very likely in the short term. a lot of the europeans tried to bring an an additional tax for all of them, but that fizzled out. 0pposition from countries like sweden, denmark and ireland, these countries have a lot at stake. for example, if additional taxes brought in. but that is not to say that it can happen at a global level at something like a g20. there
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isa level at something like a g20. there is a push for that to take place. but in the interim, we will have countries like france and like the uk which is just a little countries like france and like the uk which isjust a little bit behind france and its digital tax plans, but putting the proposals in place by next year and they would drop those of an international agreement is agreed, but the idea is that they wa nt to ta ke is agreed, but the idea is that they want to take some the profits, googles and amazon of the world and put that money back into society and have greater control of the big pack and the impact by their businesses. representing tech firms, help us understand better what the counter argument is from these big companies, saying that we should not be paying more. silicon valley is not happy about these developments. who likes taxes? let alone double or triple taxation and that is exactly what they are facing. the trump
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administration's push, under section 301 and investigating the digital tax, are facing the possibility of the us taking unilateral actions and having a trade war, spiral to many more countries and the position of silicon valley is preferred not to be caught in the crossfire of a trade war and that they would much prefer a resolution to the digital tax between governments, rather than it getting out of hand and everyone arguing about it. stay with us on 0utside source — still to come. queues of people backing up on uluru in australia for the last chance to climb it, before that's banned. the far—right activist, tommy robinson, has been sentenced to nine months in prison for contempt of court. robinson, whose real name
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is stephen yaxley—lennon, was found to have disrupted a criminal trial in leeds. lucy manning reports. he was found to have interfered with a trial encouraging vigilante action against the defendants. do you regret interfering with justice? so today in court, he was sentenced to nine months in prison, he will be out in two and a half. you'll how do you feel about the verdict? last year and you feel about the verdict? last yearand a you feel about the verdict? last year and a social media broadcast, he confronted men accused of sexual exploitation, they restrict temporary rules throughout reporting to make sure there was a fair trial and he encouraged people watching to confront them. harass him. find him. go knock on his door. follow him.
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thejudge told him go knock on his door. follow him. the judge told him that he go knock on his door. follow him. thejudge told him that he had recklessly disobeyed a court order protecting the trial and had seriously risked the integrity of it, and he lied about what happened there and sought to portray himself as the victim. the sentence was greeted with anger and some violence from some of his supporters, who claim he isjust doing what from some of his supporters, who claim he is just doing what other journalists do when they are caught in court cases. the judges did journalists do when they are caught in court cases. thejudges did not agree and he was taken away to prison. his nine months sentence reduced before due to time he served already. marching to westminster and despite his complaints that he had beenin despite his complaints that he had been in prison forjournalism, they surrounded otherjournalists working there, abusing them. it is likely they will see him released from prison in september.
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this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is? the uk government says one of its warships intervened in the gulf to protect a british oil tanker, after fast boats sent by iran came near. here in the uk, the deputy leader of the labour party says he's appalled by allegations of anti—semitism that were raised in a bbc panorama programme. tom watson is calling for a fully independent investigation. the labour party says the former party officials who spoke to the programme were disaffected opponents of leaderjeremy corbyn. here'sjohn pienaar. the morejeremy corbyn is criticised, the louder the defence. this neighbour's verdict on the media is that they do not bullying.
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—— stop bullying. labour has been soft on anti—semitism according to some. his close ally came out fighting it whistle—blowers accounts of anti—semitism had been distorted. the claims disputed by colleagues. you will make some serious charges there that have been hotly contested and some of the exe staff statement has been contested by existing staff. i think the bbc should investigate those and see if they can come to a conclusion. have they done enough to tackle anti—semitism? i think they have, i said the very beginning that it was not fast enough and i think it has improved dramatically. last night's panorama has inflamed the row over anti—semitism of spiking testimony from whistle—blowers. anti—semitism of spiking testimony from whistle-blowers. they will call mea from whistle-blowers. they will call me a dirty zionist. i do not think that there is —— they are a safe
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space forjewish people. that there is —— they are a safe space forjewish people. but they are denying that they are politically motivated, to my tend to make demanding automatic expulsion and a complaints body.” make demanding automatic expulsion and a complaints body. i was shocked that i saw panorama last night and i was angry this morning, the only way to deal with this is to address it and it is action and not words. this is my practise and culture. it must‘ve taken great courage for them to whistle—blowers and for them to have to call out core practises i think is deeply sad and utterly deplorable that we would just dismiss them in some way, disaffected. this is also getting personal, jeremy corbyn's close adviser is accused of improper interference and disciplinary cases. labour's official statement backs them up and contends the bbc for what it calls and overtly biased intervention. it is only ever grown
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worse, iam intervention. it is only ever grown worse, i am told many more whistle—blowers are showing evidence to the human rights commission investigation into cases of anti—semitism. investigation into cases of anti-semitism. and the deputy leader is demanding access to the submission to that inquiry. this is hurting labour and it can only become worse. new orleans is bracing itself for a potential hurricane. it's developing here in the gulf of mexico and the national hurricane center says it will hit the louisiana coast here — it's predicting wind speeds between 7a and 110 miles an hour — that's up to 180 kilometres an hour. new orleans has already been hit by flooding after 20 centimetres of rain fell in two hours yesterday. you can see just how much water the city is under. as you can see, driving is a dangeous task. much of the city has
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come to a standstill — shops forced to close because of the rising water. this amazing image was shot by a louisiana resident — showing a water spout that formed over new orleans. louisiana state has declared an emergency ahead of the storm's arrival. this is the mayor of new orleans. we do expect that this storm will be slow moving. what that means is that there is a possibility that, as it is moving slow, that we are going to get heavy rainfall for up to 48 hours it could be. these levees protect the city — and this will be their greatest test since hurricane katrina in 2005 when the mississippi surged past them —
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with devastating consequences. here's the latest from cbs's manuel bojorquez. up up to 18 inches of rain could be on the way for louisiana, combined with the way for louisiana, combined with the potential storm surge of a tropical system, the concern is that it could send this already swollen mississippi river up to 20 feet this weekend. the problem is that is the same site as some of these levees that protect the city, which is already been hit by flash flooding. 0fficials already been hit by flash flooding. officials say they are working to reinforce the low—lying areas by the other question is the drainage pumps of the city. city officials say that all but are operational right now, but any great amount of rain over a short period of time can overwhelm any short period of time can overwhelm a ny syste m. in australia scenes like this are causing controversy.
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these are are all tourists queueing to go the top of uluru — they'll all know a climbing ban is coming into effect in october. they may also know that indiginous leaders have repeatedly asked people to respect to the rock by not climbing it. this isn't the only issue. uluru is in an isolated part of australia and the surge in tourist numbers is putting a strain on local communities. here's a report from australia's abc news, in nearby alice springs. with just three months left before it closes permanently, tourists are flocking to the rock an unprecedented numbers, creating chaos and putting strain on accommodation and the climb. pictures emerged yesterday of serious congestion, we spoke to one climber today who said that the amount of people on the rock did not feel safe. he described his madness as people made the climb shoulder to shoulder
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in quick precession. 0n the ground, unprepared tourists are reportedly arriving in the region without any accommodation and being told they are out of luck. nearby camp ground and road houses are all at capacity. tour is central australia is morning people to plan ahead. tour is central australia is warning people to plan ahead. we just need people to travel with respect, to plan and book the trip in advance and do not think that you canjust park anywhere in park anywhere and camp, because that is not the case. you actually need to make use of the desert map facilities. with accommodation booked out, people are pulling over to camp illegally on the side of the road and trespassing on pastoral properties in search of a place to spend the night, leaving rubbish and waste behind them. the climb closes october 26, and school holidays finish at the end of next week. it is hoped that once they are over, the crowds will begin to use. it is hoped that once they are over, the crowds will begin to ease. there's been plenty of reaction to this story on social media. someone who's visited the spot tweeted
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after a few days of showers and thunderstorms, things are settling down, just in time for the weekend, but certainly during thursday there are some big downpours running places newcastle got clobbered with one, particularly one heavy thunderstorm arrived parts of eastern scotland and that is from an area of low pressure that is moving away and here is an area of high pressure which will settle things down just pressure which will settle things downjust in time pressure which will settle things down just in time for the weekend. a low pressure is still close enough during friday to be the source of some instability in the atmosphere and some further showers and thunderstorms breaking out. it would ta ke thunderstorms breaking out. it would take some time, but i think two parts of eastern and western scotla nd parts of eastern and western scotland in northern and western and eastern england, still very hit and miss, a degree or so down compared
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to recent days, people feel a little bit fresher. now, adjusting to friday evening, a look at some of the showers and thunderstorms and most of these places will avoid them, but in some spots can be a lot of rain in the short space of time but the high pressure is getting ever closer as the weekend begins and that means it is settling down. it is not going to be clear blue skies and there will be pleasantly warm sunny skies and there will be pleasantly warm sunny spells but some cloud around and the chance of catching a lighter shower to parts of northern england and perhaps the midlands and up england and perhaps the midlands and up toured southern england at some stage during saturday, but mostly it will stay dry, a bit of a breeze approaching the north sea coast and see the whole temperatures down to the teens and elsewhere where it is low, mid 20s with high pressure right across on sunday and that is where we are expecting us temperatures to be and may very well bea temperatures to be and may very well be a little bit more in the way of sunshine, the breeze coming into the north sea coast might be slightly less pronounced on part two of the weekend, but a factor in keeping
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things a little bit cooler than elsewhere. but still, a very pleasa nt elsewhere. but still, a very pleasant part two of the weekend with perhaps just a few showers across northern scotland. is another look at the high pressure and the start of the new week and therefore, it is going to be settled in the vast majority if not everybody, will be dry on monday and just with a hand that may be one or two showers alone. a mix of cloud and temperatures and the low 20s and a few spots approaching the mid 20s, and that is how the new week is going to begin, but looking at the picture for tuesday, high pressure is retreating towards scandinavia and it looks like we are going to see some weather fronts approaching from the atlantic. timing is uncertain, but it looks like parts of the south and the west seem most likely as those fronts get closer to seat at least a few showers developing in some of those could be quite heavy and again, temperatures still widely in the world 20s. the
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slick of the jet stream, this is the position of the jet stream and that high is right across, big rich and the jet stream and as we saw that is going to get squeezed out towards scandinavia and allowing this arm of the jet stream to have a bit of a dip into it to approach from the atla ntic dip into it to approach from the atlantic and that is the source getting an increased chances of showers mid week, maybe a few sundry ones towards the southwest of the uk and in particular. next week looks like it's going to start off fine with the high pressure in control, a bit more of an upper hand towards the midweek, but it could well be that area of high pressure and scandinavia starts to build back into waters at the end of the week and that is something we will see in the next weather of the week ahead.
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british ships are put on high alert in the gulf, as the threat level is raised amid ongoing tensions with iran. a royal navy ship had to intervene in the strait of hormuz when a british tanker was confronted by iranian gunboats. when three iranian vessels tried to block the tanker‘s passage the navy frigate moved in to shield it. we'll be asking how serious this latest confrontation could prove to be. also tonight... an unarmed man shot dead by police — a public inquiry says a "catastrophic series of failings" by senior officers was to blame. firearms command is authorised and planned the operation incompetently and in breach of national guidance. labour rejects claims of interfering in allegations of anti—semitism and says the accusations are inaccurate and made
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