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This is BBC World News America...
Reporting from Washington,
I'm Laura Trevelyan.
A fifth package explodes in Texas.
Is it linked
to the bombs in Austin?
The President vows to track
down those responsible.
These are sick people
and we will get to the bottom of it.
Meanwhile the Saudi crown prince is
welcomed to the White House by the
president. The two speak on rising
tensions with Iran.
The last male northern white rhino
in the world is gone,
leaving his daughter
and granddaughter as the only
ones of their kind.
Welcome to our viewers on public
television in America
and around the globe.
A small bomb exploded in a FedEx
facility near San Antonio this
morning. The fifth this month. No
one was injured in the latest blast,
but the death toll remains at two.
Hundreds of federal agents
are now in the state,
trying to find out who could be
behind these incidents and why.
Our correspondent Gary
O Donoghue reports.
It's becoming an all too
familiar sight in Texas.
Another explosion, the fifth
since the beginning of the
Police were called to this FedEx
distribution centre around midnight,
after a bomb exploded
on a conveyor belt.
No one was injured.
Investigators were saying very
little about the details.
But were trying to
reassure the public.
Safety is our number one priority.
We have agents from
across the country.
We have our national
response team here.
We've got canine explosive
detection canines here.
We have Intel research specialists.
We are working hand-in-hand
with our FBI partners,
state and local permits.
--state and local partners.
Sources have told local media
that the bomb contained shrapnel
and nails, something the police
are waiting to confirm
on the record.
The uncertainty is creating
Is it going to happen again?
Where, when, why?
Who, who is doing this?
I don't know.
Very scary situation.
At the White House, meeting
the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia,
the president had strong words
for the situation in Texas.
What's going on in Austin,
a great place, tremendous place,
is absolutely disgraceful.
So we have a lot
of power over there.
We are looking, it
is not easy to find.
But these are sick people
and we have to find them
as soon as possible.
The resources going into this
investigation are significant.
There are hundreds of agents
on the ground, trying to determine
some kind of motive.
But still, it appears
the police have little by way
of significant leads.
In the meantime, Texas
holds its breath for
further possible attacks.
Gary O Donoghue, BBC News, Austin.
For more on this, my colleague
Katty Kay spoke to former FBI
Assistant Director Ron Hosko
a short time ago, for her
programme Beyond 100 Days.
Ron, this is a really curious case,
what is happening down in Texas.
What is your read on it?
Well, it's very concerning.
First, we've had a round of bombs
that were what sounds
Presumably to targets of the bomber.
Specific targets, presumably
his desired victims.
And a handful of people injured.
And then some relative
silence for a few days.
And now we've had some additional
bombings that have come,
using a different methodology,
but one with a tripwire,
another one put into
FedEx, the delivery
chain for FedEx.
And perhaps some additional ones
that are in the delivery chain
now that are being looked
at by law enforcement.
So the methodology has changed,
we don't know if this object has had
these devices built
already, over time,
or has been stockpiled,
has the additional components
for additional devices.
It is very scary.
You say the subject.
You're assuming that
it is one person.
You know, if we look
at bombers over time,
they tend to be angry individuals
who have a purpose in mind.
Whether it is, you know,
the Unabomber, certainly
a very solitary person,
very capable, deadly,
going to the killer of Judge Vance
and other bombers,
other bombings in Georgia.
And in the Florida area.
to Eric Robert Rudolph,
the Centennial Park bomber
who also bombed an abortion
provider in Alabama.
These folks tend to
work by themselves.
You don't tend to see
teams of bombers, people
working in concert.
So it remains to be seen.
Maybe there are other
people, and of course
that is what the appeal
is through the media
by the law enforcement now,
for the public to come out and help.
So if you are running this case,
what are the clues that
you are looking at?
Well, first, there are
a couple different channels
going on right now.
One is the forensics of the devices
that they can recover
and the post-blast investigation.
That is very detailed examination
of anything that came out
of the already exploded devices.
They are looking for DNA,
they are looking for fingerprints,
they are looking for essentially
the bomber's signature.
What type of initiation,
what were the explosive components
how is it constructed,
what was the shrapnel.
So they're looking for all that.
They're looking at technology to see
if there's any link to the victims
or intended victims.
And what are you doing to try
and prevent future attacks?
I'm doing what they're doing,
which going to be media.
Recognising that this
is the opportunity for the best
partnership between law enforcement,
through the media, to the public.
They may have 500 agents
on the ground down there,
but that is no match for thousands
of eyes of the community,
of a loved one, of a neighbour.
Somebody who sees something
of concern and says,
"You know who did that?
That's my next-door neighbour.
I see him in his garage at night."
So that has to be leveraged,
that is what they're trying to do.
If you see something,
Thanks very much for joining us.
President Trump has welcomed Saudi
Arabia's Crown Prince to the White
House. It was the Crown Prince's
first visit to Washington since
becoming the heir apparent to his
kingdom lasted Jen. The two leaders
discussed tensions with Iran and a
weapon still. President Trump tended
a strong relationship when the US
and Saudi Arabia. For more I spoke
to Brian, a senior fellow for the
centre for American progress.
In the White House today sitting
next to the crown prince.
The president said, "We have become
very for good friends
in a short period of time."
What is driving that?
Well, Trump's strategy
for the Middle East,
most of the roads on the things
he is dealing with my
The Arab-Israeli peace process,
Iran and the nuclear deal.
As well as counterterrorism.
He has pended his strategy
heavily on Saudi Arabian
and placed a big bet on them.
And it maybe a bet that is
quite shaky and risky
for a number of reasons.
Well, the Crown Prince said
that he would be talking
to the president about the Iran
nuclear deal, which of course
the Saudis really want
the US to pull out of.
How do you think the
conversation will have gone?
Well, I think he probably would have
found a very sympathetic resident.
It looks to me like President Trump
may be moving towards pulling
America out of the deal.
In my view, that
would be a bad move.
It would isolate us
from our friends in Europe.
And China and Russia
who are part of the deal.
And it would probably
weaken our hand.
But I think the Saudi Crown Prince
and President Trump agree on this.
The the Crown Prince is here to tell
us to a story to America, isn't he,
about how he is modernising this
kingdom, women are driving
and so on and so forth.
But is there any concern what you
detect within the administration
about for example, his alleged
crackdown on corruption
in which many of his
opponents were arrested?
There is concern about that,
there is concern about his
conduct of the Yemen war.
There is concern about a blockade
against Qatar that has been
in place for nearly a year.
That is just within
the Trump administration.
And this afternoon, some
in the Senate were considering
a measure to essentially cut off US
military support to the Saudi-led
coalition in Yemen.
So there are a lot of
questions about the Saudi
Arabian America today.
But when it comes to Yemen,
do you think that within
the White House itself there is real
concern about humanitarian crisis?
Which might have been raised
with the Crown Prince?
I don't know if President
addressed it in this
meeting but late last year
he voiced public concerns
about the humanitarian
crisis in Yemen.
Those words of concerns are shared
by people in the Pentagon and parts
of the State Department as well.
Unfortunately President Trump's
posture generally has
been quite passive.
He's offered a blank
check to Saudi Arabia.
And I will be surprised that
if the topic came up,
he brought it up in a way that
would use our leverage.
The Crown Prince is also very close,
isn't he, to be resident's
son-in-law Anna Jared Kushner.
What impact does that relationship
have on how US, Saudi policy is
In some ways this
relationship is pretty close and it
mirrors the Saudi system. In essence
have a close family member be the
main channel. Unfortunately, this
presents some challenges for some of
the other Cabinet secretaries who
may not be well briefed on what
those conversations Jared Kushner
has had with Mohammed. If the US and
Saudi Arabia really want to build a
stronger foundation for the
relationship they need to actually
institutionalize it and not make it
so focused on the president and his
The president talked a
lot today about the arms sales that
the US is going to make to the
Saudi. Is that now the fulcrum of
the economic relationship?
now. But what I think will be
interesting as I understand the
Crown Prince is going to many cities
around the United States, to
Seattle, to California. And they are
looking to expand what has been a
limited military intelligence and
energy sector basis for the
relationship and expanded to be tech
and other things. Of the arms sales,
that something going on for years
and they far outpaced any other
country that we have sold weapons
Thank you so much for joining
Great, thank you.
US military supports the Saudi led
coalition rebels backed by Iran.
Today US lawmakers voted whether to
end US involvement, a motion that
was voted down by the Senate. BBC's
cheap international correspondent
has recently travelled to Yemen to
meet children of the conflict.
We travelled into
meet children of the conflict.
We travelled into Yemen with
meet children of the conflict.
We travelled into Yemen with the
Saudi. They wanted us to see the
suffering being inflicted by their
enemy. They took us to meet these
boys, robbed of their childhood.
Forced to fight alongside grown man.
Children and Yemen are recruited by
all sides. Especially the Houthis.
Passion was 13 when his best friend
was shot dead in front of them.
So many children, so young, have
been dragged into this destructive
war. But even in more, there are
rules. And in Yemen, they are being
broken, time and again by all sides.
These children live in Sana,
the capital controlled by Houthis.
Their families sought refuge
here after their home
was bombed by the Saudis.
Coalition air strikes have
reportedly caused the greatest
number of child casualties.
wants them to stop.
There was no place to
hide for Yaya's family.
Five children killed,
only 17-year-old Yaya
and a brother left.
Back in government-held Marib,
these men will always live
with the cost of this conflict.
So often, it's the youngest
to lose the most.
These little boys are being fitted
with prosthetics at this
Saudi funded clinic.
11-year-old Abdullah mistook
a landmine for a toy.
Nine-year-old Ali Youssef
wants to be a goalkeeper
when he grows up, believing this
won't hold him back.
Yemen's conflict has
had a crippling effect
on all its people.
The youngest growing up
knowing nothing but war.
Lyse Doucet, BBC News, Yemen.
The suspended chief executive... He
was sickly reported in a report
broadcast by Channel 4 News in
Britain. Meanwhile US senators are
calling on Facebook to explain how
millions of its users data was mined
by Cambridge Analytica. For more I
spoke a short time ago to our North
America editor. John, what does
deny's report by Channel 4 News
really reveal about the role of
Cambridge Analytica and the Trump
You're left with two
choices. Either they are full of hot
air and wind and bravado and making
stuff up among which is not a good
place to be, or they are telling the
truth about their role in the
presidential election campaign of
Donald Trump. In which case I think
potentially they have got a whole
heap of trouble. Now they claim the
whole digital campaign, attack ads,
Crooked Hillary was there they were
saying. The handcuffs. They say they
were the masterminds of all of that.
But also potentially they work were
donating between the term campaign
and some of the so-called superplex,
the supposedly independent bodies
that are meant to have nothing to do
with the campaign. It would be a
bleach domain breach of the
electoral law as there was a
bleeding between the two. That is
the suggestion they have made and
I'm sure Congress will want to look
at that as a side I'm what's a
Donald Trump would not like to
accept that cameras analytical work
responsible. I'm sure Donald Trump
would say I'm response will for my
Indeed. There are
many questions from US Senators
today about how exactly Facebook
allowed Cambridge Analytica to get
data on so many millions of Facebook
Yes. Supposedly Facebook are
meant to be meeting congressional
leaders tomorrow. But not Mark
Zuckerberg. I think the thing that
has changed now as it sorry been
written to Facebook saying we want
Zuckerberg here now, as soon as
possible. Facebook have issued a
statement tonight saying look, we're
still horrified that someone could
have accessed our information in
this way and it. I think Facebook
have got some really difficult
questions to answer. Not just to
Congress, but to Wall Street as
well. Where the share prices of
about what Facebook is doing to
protect people's data. And it looks
like there are big, giant holes and
what they have got in place.
so much for joining us. You're
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Still to come on tonight's
programme. The long road to recovery
importer Rico. Six months after
Hurricane Maria hit. Residents are
still suffering from the devastation
The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo
is one of the most congested
cities in the world.
With more than eight million cars,
travelling just the shortest
distance can take hours.
Daily commutes can be an ordeal.
Traffic jams have been
known to exceed 100km.
But there's a new taxi service
designed to cut the congestion,
and it's making use
of the city's private helicopters.
Our South America correspondent
Katy Watson has more.
These are usually the preserve of
the megarich. A Sao Paulo was to
shake up the city government back.
Richard is giving it a shot. Only
going a few kilometres from the
domestic airport to his office but
it is a journey that on that date
could take over an hour. Order the
topple on your mobile app, and then
head to your nearest helipad. Easy.
The option of taking a fight, taking
a helicopter from a helipad right
next to your office and in five
minutes be in the airport, or let's
say in 15 minutes be in the
international airport. It is just a
huge advantage and it saves a lot of
time. And you can spend more time
here at home with their family or in
the office and productive meetings.
So that is actually valuable.
this city, said to have the biggest
fleet of helicopters in the world,
there is plenty of choice. The city
of Sao Paulo has 400 helicopters and
200 helipads. The recent economic
crisis in this country has been
tough on the industry. People have
less money and the demand for
helicopters has fallen. Which is why
using helicopters and more like
taxis is seen but operated as one
way to boost the industry once
again. The aim is to make
helicopters a viable alternative to
road transport. Just over $100, you
can fly to the international
airport. Twice the price of a
regular taxi, but as little of a
tenth of a journey time. For those
with the money, it is tempting. But
they're still the minority. Kate
Zlatan, BBC News in Sao Paulo. --
It has been six months
since Hurricane Maria struck the US
territory of Puerto Rico,
and the island is still
suffering the consequences.
With hundreds of thousands of people
still without power.
In the first of two reports,
the BBC's Aleem Maqbool returned
to Puerto Rico to see how life has
changed and assess the response.
There are sights in Puerto Rico that
make it look like the hurricane
struck just yesterday.
Everyone has a tale of trauma
still fresh in the mind.
"We grabbed what we could
and ran out," she says.
"But everywhere was blocked.
We managed to get up
there and we heard the noise.
The house just came
away and collapsed."
The problem is, in six months,
little has moved on for her.
She and her family run pipes
from a nearby spring to get water
to the abandoned building
where they have been living.
And there is still no power.
So what help have they had
from the American agencies?
"We applied to help but we were told
we weren't entitled to any,"
she says, "we put in an appeal,
but we are still waiting
for an answer."
Puerto Ricans are American citizens.
They can go backwards
and forwards to the US
mainland as they please and,
crucially, they are entitled
to the same disaster response
from Washington as any other
You will find very few here
who believe that is what they got.
The family of Raul Jimenez think
he could still be alive if there had
been a more urgent response.
After the storm, the clinic
where he got dialysis
was without electricity.
It meant patients would have
to miss treatments or wait
hours hoping to be seen.
He was in the wheelchair, quiet.
Died in the line
waiting for treatment?
Died in the line.
Any true count of the number
who were killed by the hurricane
will include people like Raul.
But, until now, the
official figure doesn't.
The government wants to show
some kind of numbers.
But it is not the reality.
They want us to believe
that all is OK.
Under pressure, the government has
ordered a recount of those
killed by Hurricane Maria.
Some estimate the new number
could be nearly 20 times
the original figure and,
all the while, for so many,
the suffering continues.
So much heartbreak after that
The world's last surviving
male northern white
rhino has died in Kenya.
The animal named Sudan was 45
years old and had been
ill for many months.
Now only his daughter
and grandaughter are the only ones
left of the subspecies in the world.
Alastair Leithead has this report.
The gene pool is already small. The
two remaining northern white rhinos
are his daughter and his
granddaughter. The last hope for
this subspecies is an IVF technique
that has never been tried. It would
depend on a circuit southern white
There have over the last
three or four years, been attempts
to develop what are referred to as
artificial reproductive techniques,
in particular in vitro fertilisation
to recover this species. It's
massively complex and it is
massively expensive. It has never
been done in rhinos before. So the
chances of it working are probably
The last of northern
white rhino's seen in the wild were
here in the national park. In a
northern Democratic Republic of
Congo. But that was many years ago.
They were polished as being extinct
in the wild in 2008. An epidemic of
bulging for rhino horn in the 1970s
and 80s wiped out many of these
ancient animals and Central Africa.
And gradually, those in captivity
have died of old age. Sudan had been
sick for some time. That put him
down when it was clear and illness
brought on by old age was causing
him pain. This is where the last two
surviving northern white rhinos
live. And the armed guard 24 hours a
day. Such is the continuing threat
to this endangered species. There
are now just 30,000 rhinos left on
the planet. Sudan was unusual of his
kind because he died of old age. BBC
News, in northern Kenya.
The last of the male white rhinos.
I'm Laura Trevelyan.
Thank you for watching
World News America.