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this is bbc news. good to have you with us. i'm rich preston with our latest headlines. police in chicago are on high alert after the release of body cam video footage showing an officer killing and before shooting and killing a 13—year—old boy. the former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin invokes his constitutional right not to testify, on the final day of evidence at his trial. you understand that you have a fifth amendment privilege to remain silent? yes. president biden calls new sanctions on russia a proportionate and measured response to alleged russian interference in us elections and cyberattacks. buckingham palace sets out the plans for prince philip's funeral, including the list of those who'll attend the service.
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and the sponsor's social media posts that painted the premier league side spurs in a bad light. very warm welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the world. newly released footage from police body cameras appears to show that a 13—year—old boy shot deadin that a 13—year—old boy shot dead in the us city of chicago last month was not armed at the moment police opened fire. adam toledo appeared to have his hands raised when he was shot in the early hours of march 29. the video shows a police officer running after the teenager in a neighbourhood on the city's west side. the policeman ordered him to stop and show his hand but when the boy complies, he shot the chest. police say the boy was
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holding a gun but the family attorney says he was not holding it at the moment he was shot. .,, holding it at the moment he was shot. , .,, holding it at the moment he was shot. , , ., ~ ., shot. those videos speak for themselves. _ adam, during his last second of life, did not have a gun in his hand. the officer screamed at him, "show me your hands". adam complied, turned around. his hands were empty when he was shot in the chest at the hands of the officer. this is the reaction from the mayor of chicago, lori lightfoot. even as our understanding of this incident continues to evolve, this remains a complicated and nuanced story and we all must proceed with deep empathy and calm and, importantly, peace. earlier i spoke to the criminal justice reporter patrick smith at the public radio station
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wbezy in chicago. i asked him what happened. police responded to the little village neighbourhood here in chicago, because of an alert about shots being fired. video from the police body cam shows the police officer chasing adam toledo, the 13—year—old. prosecutors saying that an adult he was with handed a gun to adam toldeo and you can see it, as you mentioned, you can see and hear the officer telling the boy to stop. after a brief chase, he does stop, as he is directed, and then there is a freeze—frame that was shared by the police department that appears to show him with a gun in his hand behind his back. however, the officer tells him to show his hands, raise his hands and adam toldeo raises his hands up and as you heard the attorney says it does not appear there is a gun in his hand when his hands are being raised above his head. there have been appeals
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for calm from the mayor and adam toledo's family. what is the mood like at the moment in chicago? what i've heard is — what you're seeeing on social media is just a lot of horror, people who are so upset by this tragic event. there is a small but vocal group now out protesting. my understanding is that there is a much larger demonstration planned for tomorrow evening. and there are also preparations being made here in the city with businesses boarding up their windows and an extra police presence out on the streets in preparation for any sort of major response to this video. this happened only a couple of weeks ago. the video was released through public pressure, not by a court order as often has to be done. is that right? yes, that's absolutely right. initially, after the shooting, and we found out there was a 13—year—old boy who was killed, there was a lot of interest in this video being released. initially, the city said
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they weren't going to release it, that they could not release it because the person shot was a juvenile. they reversed that and there has been this for the family to view the videos before the public did. the family watched the videos on tuesday, and then here we have two days later the video released publicly. what has happened to the officer involved? has anyone been charged? he's not been charged. they have not been any announcement from the prosecutors as yet as to whether they will press charges. he's currently on administrative duty which is routine after a shooting here. i spoke with his attorney a bit ago. he says he doesn't think there is any reason there will be criminal charges. but some here in chicago certainly might feel differently. patrick smith, criminaljustice reporter at wbezy in chicago speaking to me earlier. the former police officer charged with the murder of george floyd in minneapolis has invoked his constitutional right not to take the stand
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on the final day of evidence at his trial. derek chauvin said he would use his right to refuse to answer questions which could incriminate him. he denies killing mr floyd by kneeling on his neck. our correspondent barbara plett usher has this report from minneapolis. this was the first time in nearly three weeks of evidence that derek chauvin spoke in the courtroom. up to the last minute, there was speculation about whether he would testify. have you made a decision today whether you intend to testify or whether you intend to invoke your fifth amendment privilege? i will invoke my fifth amendment privilege today. the decision whether or not to testify — - let me take this off — is entirely yours. - is this your decision not to testify? - it is, your honour. all right. the defence argued that his knee was not the main cause of george floyd's death, but it would have opened him up
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to cross—examination by the prosecution and he decided that the risk was too great. just a few miles away, another former police officer, kim potter, appeared in court, charged with manslaughter for shooting a young black man at the weekend. what do you have these guns for? is what do you have these guns for? , ., , ., for? is the trail winds down, tensions _ for? is the trail winds down, tensions are _ for? is the trail winds down, tensions are growing - for? is the trail winds down, tensions are growing with i tensions are growing with security tightened. protests that follow george floyd's death that led to widespread looting and arson so the city is fortifying itself of the verdict. president biden has said that the new round of us sanctions imposed on moscow is a proportionate and measured response to alleged russian interference in us elections and cyberattacks. russia has responded angrily to the new measures, summoning the us ambassador and warning that they deal a serious blow to mutual relations. mr biden said he could have gone further but chose not to, saying any escalation of tensions was in neither country's interests. i was clear with president putin that we could have gone
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further, but i chose not to do so. i chose to be proportionate. the united states is not looking to kick off a cycle of escalation and conflict with russia. we want a stable, predictable relationship. if russia continues to interfere with our democracy, i'm prepared to take further actions to respond. steve rosenberg has this analysis of the reaction from the kremlin.— analysis of the reaction from the kremlin. ., , , ., the kremlin. there has been an an: the kremlin. there has been an angry resnonse _ the kremlin. there has been an angry response in _ the kremlin. there has been an angry response in moscow- the kremlin. there has been an angry response in moscow to i the kremlin. there has been an l angry response in moscow to the sanctions and the russian foreign ministry has accused america of aggressive behaviour and a dangerously raising the temperature of confrontation between the two countries. there has been reaction from the svr, russia's foreign intelligence service, which washington believes was behind the solar winds hack so the svr described that activation is meaningless blubber and what did russian state television say tonight about the new sanctions? as america gone
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bananas? how other two presidents going to talk after this? and that is a key question because talks or the prospect of a summit is exactly whatjoe biden offered by the putin earlier this week when the two men spoke on the television, telephone. the chance to sit down in person and discuss what is a very difficult relationship which is especially important now in the light of east— west pension which has built up over ukraine. concern in the west about russian tripled up near ukraine's borders. so will a summit still be possible? well, it is not going to be easy and the russians are furious at the moment and huffing and puffing and almost certainly, they will respond with sanctions of their own against america. but is there room for dialogue? i think so, for now, because moscow, the idea of a summit, the chance for the russian president to rub shoulders with his american counterpart on the
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geopolitical stage, that is something very attractive for vladimir putin who believes that the world should respect russia. ,, .,, , russia. steve rosenberg in moscow — brazil's supreme court has annulled the corruption convictions of the left—wing former president luiz inacio lula da silva. the ruling paves the way for lula to run for the presidency again in next year's election, challenging the far—right incumbent jair bolsanaro. the 75—year—old former president was jailed in 2018 on charges of taking bribes from companies looking for lucrative contracts at brazil's state oil giant petrobras. this was the reaction from jair bolsonaro to the news of the court's decision. translation: the campaign — court's decision. translation: the campaign for _ court's decision. translation: the campaign for 2022 - court's decision. translation: the campaign for 2022 is - court's decision. translation: the campaign for 2022 is not i the campaign for 2022 is not starting here. the decision of the supreme court today means ruler is a candidate. —— lula. if lula comes back by a legal vote, that is fine. now we will
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see what brazil will look like the kind of people he will bring into the presidency. in the last hour new figures have been released showing china's economy grew by overjust18% in the first three months of this year. a record rebound compared to the same time last year. the numbers, released by beijing, so the biggest increase since 1992 and suggested the recovery is accelerating. the figure is so substantial because it is in comparison to the first three months of 2020, when china ground to a halt because of covid—19. the statistics bureau says continued momentum of stable recovery but it warned the international landscape had high uncertainties and instabilities. let's speak to our china correspondent robin brandtjoining us live from shanghai. took us through these numbers. —— talk. fin shanghai. took us through these numbers. -- talk.— numbers. -- talk. on one level they are _ numbers. -- talk. on one level they are staggering, _ numbers. -- talk. on one level they are staggering, and i numbers. -- talk. on one level they are staggering, and 1896 l they are staggering, and 18% growth in economy is most unbelievable but as you said
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the context is hugely important here. the baseline is the first three months of last year when essentially china came to a halt but what they do show is the recovery, because the government here is relatively quick to try to contain the spread of covid—19, the recovery is a healthy one and it is a sustained one. so much of that has been driven by debt and it continues to be a concern both for those in beijing and also abroad and more independent analyst, the extent to which china is reliant on debt and reliant on the turning of the tap to try to boost the economy by the government but going forward, there is no doubt this economy is in a healthy state and i think many will look upon it enviably in terms of being in europe being in the united states and the position that china finds itself in and the relative health it has. another bit of context here in terms of consumption, the consumers driving part this growth. many of the chinese, especially the richest city like this, not able to go to new york, london,
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dubai, to spend their money because the borders here are closed which is good for the domestic economy but once the borders open it inevitably going to be falling to an exit on extent. going to be falling to an exit on extent-— going to be falling to an exit on extent. ., ., .,, on extent. you mentioned those other international _ on extent. you mentioned those other international economies i other international economies and all the economies around the bod have taken a hit so does this put china on the front foot as we look forward to life after the pandemic? yeah, it does, there is no doubt about that. many are looking upon what it did, active relatively quickly and locking down wuhan and trying to contain the virus here and they remain super vigilant here but covid—19 has pretty much gone from the mainland and many people look about and of course in the context of china's authoritarian government, that is what others should have done, those long held discussions are probably four inaudible economically inaudible economically inaudible us, it is struggling in other parts of europe as well and even though president biden has hugely ambitious inaudible stimulus there and try and is confident about that but going forward there are these concerns about debt here,
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these concerns about debt here, the government is urging banks to can tell their loans —— curtail their debts and loans that it shows you that the underlying concern about debt here in china, whether it is government debt, local government debt, local government debt, local government debt continues to be a real concern in terms of going forward.— a real concern in terms of going forward. robin brant in shanghai. — going forward. robin brant in shanghai, thank _ going forward. robin brant in shanghai, thank you. - stay with us on bbc news. the domesticated pet puma more at home on a patio than a pampas. pol pot, one of the century's greatest mass murderers, has reported to have died of natural causes. he and the khmer rouge movement he led were responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million cambodians. there have been violent protests in indonesia, where playboy has gone on sale for the first time. traditionalist muslim leaders have expressed disgust. the magazine's offices have been attacked and its editorial staff have gone into hiding.
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it was clear that paula's only contest was with the clock. and as for her sporting legacy, paula radcliffe's competitors will be chasing her new world best time for years to come. shouting. quite quietly but quicker and quicker, she seemed tojust slide away under the surface and disappear. this is bbc news. very good to have your company. the latest headlines: body camera footage from police centre cargo appears to show that a 13—year—old boy who was not armed at the moment he was shot dead by police last month —— from chicago. derek chauvin
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invokes his constitutional right not to testify on the final day of evidence at his trial. buckingham palace has released details of those who'll be able to attend prince philip's funeral on saturday, with a limit ofjust 30 guests. the bbc�*s royal correspondent nicholas witchell has more. it is the vehicle which will take him on his finaljourney — a classic british land rover, designed to the duke's own specification to carry a coffin, his coffin, to its final resting place. it's a no—nonsense approach to a funeral, which reflects the duke's particular wish for a minimum of fuss. normally, a ceremonial royal funeral — this was the one for queen elizabeth the queen mother in 2002 — would have the coffin borne on a horse—drawn gun carriage, behind which members of the royal family would walk. and those family members who hold military rank would be in military uniform. but for the duke's funeral — notwithstanding his long
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association with the military — all the royals will wear civilian dress. walking in the front rank of the procession, behind the coffin, will be the princess royal and the prince of wales. behind them, the earl of wessex and the duke of york. and then in the third row, princes harry and william, but not side by side. the princess royal's son, peter phillips, will be between them. so, what lies behind the decision for the royals not to wear uniform? it's certainly highly unusual. the obvious answer is that it's to spare harry embarrassment since he's no longer entitled to wear a military uniform. all the palace will say is that all the arrangements have been signed off by the queen. once they get to st george's chapel, the queen will sit on her own. there will be just 30 members of the congregation, all of whom will wear masks. according to the palace, difficult decisions have had to be made about who those 30 should be. they'll include three members of the german branch
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of the duke's family. and although the funeral will take place in private, behind the castle walls, there will be a ceremonial element to it. the king's troop royal horse artillery have moved to windsor to be on hand to fire a gun salute. the footguards and other service contingents, including the royal marines, will also be taking part. they'll be responsible for bearing the duke's coffin out of the castle and then into the chapel. everything is being carefully rehearsed. and though the palace has done its best to discourage people from leaving flowers, many have chosen to do so. all the bouquets have been gathered in the grounds of marlborough house, where they've been inspected by the prince of wales and the duchess of cornwall. most are accompanied by messages, paying tribute to the duke and thanking him for his years of service. nicholas witchell, bbc news.
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the us chris day, antony blinken, has visited afghanistan to reassure political leaders of america's ongoing commitment to the country. his trip came a day after president biden confirmed the withdrawal of all remaining trips by 11 september. mr blinken is that the us would do everything it could to pursue peace. while the withdrawal of the us troops from afghanistan comes at a crucial moment, there are many concerned that there are many concerned that the vacuum could tip afghanistan back to the dark days of its past under the taliban. yalda hakim has been reflecting on where the country could be heading. early in march afghanistan's director of march afg hanistan's director of education march afghanistan's director of education bad girls over 12 from singing in public at school events unless the events were attended solely by women. women and girls across the country were furious. they said this was an attempt to silence them, with many accusing the government of promoting gender discrimination. the ban also
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brought up painful memories about afghanistan's are and fears about its future. the taliban are a hard—line islamic movement who are in control of afghanistan from 1996 until they were overthrown by the american military in 2001 because of their links to terrorist —— who were in control. was in power, the taliban force women to wear the all covering burka and prevented girls from going to school. they also banned all music. it has now been 20 years since the taliban were ousted and many women and girls in today's afghanistan say they will not be silenced again. following the singing ban, school students along with musicians and women across the country began posting clips of themselves singing on social media under the hashtag i own my soul. the campaign worked. the government said there had been a misunderstanding and they backed down. while women
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and girls have vowed not to lose the gains of the past 20 years, there are concerns that their freedoms will once again be sacrificed if the taliban come back to power. my colleague, m, without analysis. dulux has apologised for a series of social media posts mocking the english football club tottenham hotspur after its commercial partnership was announced. its commercial partnership was announced-— announced. the julis twitter account replied _ announced. the julis twitter account replied to _ announced. the julis twitter account replied to other i announced. the julis twitter i account replied to other posts, suggesting the company's dog mascot could do a betterjob. mark lobel reports. described as the perfect match. tottenham kicked off their contract with their first ever official paint supplier. to mark the occasion, dulux showed its distinctive mascot, an old english sheep dog inspecting weather spurs�*s billion—dollar stadium is in
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need of a lick of something or other. butjust five minutes later, tackling a question on twitter about whether the dog and play centre—back, presumably in place of these four who came with a pricetag of $86 million and have one of the best defensive records in the best defensive records in the league, dulux tweeted... mixing it up some more, dulux showed tottenham's trophy cabinet stripped bare in response to a suggestion they may wish to store their pains there. it's true tottenham's head coach, jose mourinho, is under pressure to and the club's spell of over a decade without major silverware. so could today's sponsorship deal help them become top dog? the en . lish help them become top dog? tue: english sheepdog help them become top dog? tte: english sheepdog as help them become top dog? tt2 english sheepdog as your sponsor? english sheepdog as your sponsor?— english sheepdog as your i sponsor?_ talking sponsor? what's that? talking about dulux. _ sponsor? what's that? talking about dulux. i— sponsor? what's that? talking about dulux. i know _ sponsor? what's that? talking about dulux. i know you i sponsor? what's that? talking about dulux. i know you are i sponsor? what's that? talking about dulux. i know you are a | about dulux. i know you are a fan of dogs- _
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home. a wild cat, eyes fixed on someone asleep. but this is play, not pray. the unexpected, a hug. meet the well�*s most unusual house cat, messy the puma. he lives in this apartment in the russian city, with his owners alexander and maria. translation: �* ., ., translation: i'm attached to him as much — translation: i'm attached to him as much as _ translation: i'm attached to him as much as he _ translation: i'm attached to him as much as he is - translation: i'm attached to him as much as he is attached| him as much as he is attached to me. we have this very strong bond with each other, when they leave home the cat doesn't want to go out of the house. he doesn't eat, he is very worried, anti— meets me one a return home so by the couple found him as a cub at the zoo. he was unwell so these are agreed to their request to take him home-— him home. he is still small for a uma him home. he is still small for a puma but — him home. he is still small for a puma but they _ him home. he is still small for a puma but they say _ him home. he is still small for a puma but they say he - him home. he is still small for a puma but they say he is i him home. he is still small for a puma but they say he is now|
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a puma but they say he is now fit and healthy. like a dog, he has a collar and a leader so he can be taken on walks. but a pet puma is not the same as a pet puma is not the same as a pet dog. translation: , ., translation: if you live with such a predator— translation: if you live with such a predator than - translation: if you live with such a predator than an i translation: if you live with j such a predator than an attack is inevitable, because sooner or later when the puberty begins he will be sorting out the's in charge in the house. alexander says, like in the animal kingdom, it's all about marking territory. translation: i prove myself to be a more _ translation: i prove myself to be a more dominant _ translation: i prove myself to be a more dominant male i translation: i prove myself to be a more dominant male than l be a more dominant male than him. he accepted his position and since then we have been living without fights, having mutual understanding. activists say keeping _ mutual understanding. activists say keeping wild _ mutual understanding. activists say keeping wild animals i mutual understanding. activists say keeping wild animals as i say keeping wild animals as pets is cruel and that they should be in sanctuaries or reserves, ratherthan should be in sanctuaries or reserves, rather than small spaces like this. and then there's that key question can big cats like messi ever be
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tamed? eliza crossan, bbc news. i am not sure what my animals would say if they came home with a puma. we will be back with a puma. we will be back with the headlines in a few moments time. thanks for your company. see you soon. hello there. under clear, starry skies, temperatures have once again been dropping. it means a cold, frosty start for most on friday morning but a mainly dry day ahead, with some spells of sunshine once any early fog has cleared. high pressure stilljust about in charge, but this frontal system will be trying to change things, with more cloud and some rain eventually into the far north—west, but most of us having a cold, frosty but bright start. fog patches most likely across eastern and southern counties of england. they should lift and clear. sunshine through the morning. more cloud, i think, developing for many inland areas into the afternoon, and certainly thicker cloud as this weather front approaches western counties of northern ireland and north—west scotland. some rain splashing in here later and a strengthening freeze. but that breeze coming up from the south, bringing some mild conditions to northern ireland and scotland — 15 likely in northern scotland. compare that with just 8, 9 or 10 for some of these north sea coasts of england, the breeze still coming in off the chilly waters of the sea.
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now, as we head through friday night into saturday, england and wales will see clear skies again. that means a touch of frost and the odd fog patch, but we will see more cloud into northern ireland and certainly western scotland, and that means a milder start to saturday. and that cloud comes courtesy of this next frontal system trying to work its way in. so thickening cloud for parts of northern ireland and north—west scotland first thing. clearest of the skies across england and wales. that's where we'll see a touch of frost and the best of the sunshine of the day. although, actually, after that cloudy start, northern ireland and a good part of scotland should brighten up a little with some afternoon spells of sunshine. those temperatures, 11 to 15 degrees. it should feel a little bit less chilly at this stage for those north sea coasts of england. now, through saturday night and into sunday, we see frontal systems still wriggling around to the north—west of the uk. if anything, the veil of cloud associated with those weather fronts will move a little further south—eastwards, so sunday could be a cloudier day for some western parts of england and wales, certainly more cloud into northern ireland and scotland, with some rain into the far north—west. best of the sunshine further south and east and temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees. now, we will see some rain at times in north—western areas
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to start next week, but high pressure will build its way back in, so that means plenty of dry weather to come with some spells of sunshine.
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the headlines: police body camera footage appears to show that a 13—year—old boy shot dead in the us city of chicago last month was not armed at the moment police opened fire. adam toledo is seen apparently dropping a handgun and raising his hands less than a second before being shot. a white former policeman charged with the murder of a black man, george floyd, in the united states, has waived his right to testify on the final day of evidence at his trial. derek chauvin is accused of killing mr floyd by kneeling on his neck with undue force. president biden has struck a moderate tone in defending a new raft of sanctions on russia, describing the measures as a proportionate and measured response to russian interference in us affairs. earlier, moscow warned the us ambassador that the sanctions were "raising the temperature of confrontation."
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