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This is BBC World News America,

reporting from Washington. Mark

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Zuckerberg admits Facebook made

mistakes in protecting the data of

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its users. After reports that

millions of people had their

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information used for political ends.

The suspect in the Austin, Texas

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bombings blows himself up as police

close in. And the question is, what

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motivated 23-year-old Mark Anthony

Conditt? And they are using their

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billions to become space parents.

How an elite, ambitious group on a

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quest to find frontiers. -- space

pioneers.

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Welcome to our viewers on public

television in America and around the

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globe. After increasing pressure,

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has

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broken his silence on the

controversy surrounding his company.

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In a statement tonight he admitted

they had made mistakes. He allowed

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the data of tens of millions to be

shared with UK political consultancy

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Cambridge Analytica. Action was

taken years ago that would prevent

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this happening again, said

Zuckerberg. Meanwhile, a former

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Facebook MP testified before

Parliament committee. He was

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impressed by British MPs on how the

company handled user information.

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Would that be a fair analogy, for

the way in which Facebook has

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approached data, that it has

approached it like the West

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frontier?

I think its approach to

regulating data was the wild West,

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is an appropriate analogy.

It's

those descriptions that have raised

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even greater concerns on Capitol

Hill. While lawmakers are keen to

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have a from Mark Zuckerberg and

those at Cambridge Analytica. Early

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today my colleague Katty Kay spoke

to a Democratic congressman who sits

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on the intelligence committee for

her programme beyond 100 days.

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Congressman Castro, you have had

members of Facebook staff coming to

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speak to people on the intelligence

committee on Capitol Hill today. Are

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you getting any more answers from

them than we have had so far about

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what was going on in their role, in

terms of their users' data being

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used in political campaigns?

I can't

speak directly to what they have

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told us, or the committee, but I can

tell you there are still a lot of

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unanswered questions we have about,

for example, how many different

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groups may have got access to the

same data that Cambridge Analytica

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got, and whether Cambridge

Analytica, to the best of Facebook's

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knowledge, shed that information

with any other groups, and what

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safeguards they have now put in

place to that happening again in

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future.

Do you think Facebook now

recognise the seriousness of this

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situation?

I think they have come a

long way from where they started

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right after the election when the

CEO and executives really denied

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that Facebook as a platform was

abused or misused in anyway. I think

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it's become very clear that if they

are going to continue being a news

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source, and major news source, in

the United States and around the

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world, then they will have to

safeguard their platform a lot

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better than they have.

They sat on

this information Cambridge Analytica

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had 50 million users' profiles for

two years. What prompted a change of

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heart on the part of the company?

I

think all the revelations that have

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come out, the wonderful journalism,

the reporting about how exactly the

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platform was misused. And also the

investigation is conducted in public

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and in classified settings. Our

investigation was not classified,

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but it was a sensitive setting. All

of that work has been helpful in

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getting Facebook to come to the

table and realise that they have a

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real role to play in helping protect

American democracy.

At one point in

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the latest report from Channel 4

News, one of the members, and I

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think it was Alexander Nix says, we

went to speak to members of

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Congress, but frankly, you know

what, they didn't even know what

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questions to ask us. They were

ignorant and didn't understand the

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technology. Is that a therapist and

patient on why it has taken

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lawmakers, not just on this side of

the Atlantic, but in the UK as well,

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so long to address this situation?

I

think part of the challenge we had

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with some witnesses is that they

have not been honest and they have

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not been candid, and they have

played hide the ball. I would put

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Alexander Nix in that category. The

problem is, when we have asked

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questions, the majority of the

committee, which is controlled by

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Republicans, have been unwilling to

issue subpoenas for phone records,

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travel records, to verify what has

been told to us or to contradict

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anything that has been told us.

When

I watch these two reports, I caned

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came away, and it sounds grandiose,

that Western democracy has

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fundamentally changed. The way votes

are cast, the way elections are won

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lost has changed fundamentally, in a

way that is worrying and degrades

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the concept of one person, one vote.

Is that too extreme, or is that the

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direction we are heading?

I think

the big concern many of us had was

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that for bad actors, whether it's

Russian operatives who plays

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Facebook adverts, fake Facebook

adverts, or Cambridge Analytica,

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social media has become a perfect

platform for their propaganda. And

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we are in a full social media age

now where people get more of their

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information from the social media

companies than they do from

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traditional sources in broadcast and

print. So, to the extent that these

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platforms can and are being abused,

that's a big hit to our democracy.

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Congressman Castro, thank you for

joining us. We are in a full social

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media age. Thank you. STUDIO: In

part of the statement released by

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Mark Zuckerberg today he urged users

to stay with the company as they

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work through these issues. He will

appear on US television tonight. The

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suspect linked to a series of deadly

package bombs in Austin, Texas has

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died. The man identified as

23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt,

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blew up an explosive as police

closed in on him earlier today.

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Officials say other completed

devices had been removed from the

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suspect's home, but there is a

reasonable level of certainty no

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more bombs remain out in the public

domain. Two people were killed in

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six separate attacks in the state

this month. The BBC's Gary

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O'Donoghue reports.

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Police closed in on the suspected

bomber in the early hours,

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tracking him down to a hotel

north of Austin.

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While they waited for extra back-up,

he drove off and then

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pulled into a ditch

at the side of the road.

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As the police approached his car,

he set off another bomb.

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As members of the Austin police

Department SWAT team

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approached the vehicle,

the suspect detonated

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a bomb inside the vehicle.

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Knocking one of our SWAT officers

back, and one of our SWAT officers

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fired at the suspect as well.

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The suspect is deceased,

and has significant injuries

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from a blast that occurred

from detonating a bomb

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inside his vehicle.

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CCTV in the past couple of days

appears to show the man believed

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to be the suspect dropping off

a package at a FedEx office

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in Southwest Austin.

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He has not been named officially,

but thought to be a 23-year-old

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man called Mark Anthony Conditt.

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He lived in Pflugerville,

just outside the city.

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Since the beginning of the month,

there have been six separate bombs,

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five of which have exploded.

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School friend of the suspect I spoke

to did not want to be identified but

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said he seemed like a normal boy.

I

would definitely say I am completely

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surprised. I wouldn't have been this

shocked if it was somebody I didn't

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know, but seeing as this is somebody

who I share memories with, even

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though it is just a little bit, is

crazy to me. Regardless of his

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personal reasoning, it was an act of

evil and not excusable.

Since the

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beginning of the month there have

been six separate bombs, five of

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which have exploded. Two men have

died and half a dozen people have

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suffered serious injuries. A number

are still in hospital. During the

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day, the police, with dogs, searched

a number of addresses associated

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with Mark Conditt, evacuating

buildings and cordoning off areas.

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They questioned both flatmates, but

neither has been arrested or

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charged. Police still don't know the

motive for this bombing spree, that

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has categorised Austin for the past

three weeks. They are also telling

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the public they don't know where the

suspect has been for the past 24

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hours, so there could still be

devices out there. Gary O'Donoghue,

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BBC News, Austin, Texas.

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STUDIO: Boko Haram militants have

returned most of the schoolgirls

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abducted in north-east Nigeria in

February. Parents say the insurgents

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drove into the town of Dapchi and

dropped off at least 76 students

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outside the school. Local media

reports the girls are exhausted and

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underfed. It's reported five of the

110 students kidnapped may have

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died. For the first time, Israel has

admitted destroying a suspected

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Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 with

fighter jets. Israel has never fully

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acknowledged it was behind the

attack on the facility. Syria has

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denied it was a nuclear rector. A

statement from the Israeli military

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said the strike in the desert area

of north-eastern Syria removed and

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emerging existential threat to

Israel and the entire region.

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Everyone else may have had a snow

day in Washington, but not the

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Federal reserve. They raised the

interest rates by a quarter of a

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percent. The economic outlook has

strengthened, said the all powerful

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economic body, and inflation is

expected to move up in the coming

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months. To explain a living, our

business correspondent joins us now.

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Kim, is this the first of several

rate rises we can expect this year?

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This is the sixth interest rate rise

we have seen in the Federal reserve

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since 2015 so many people expected

Jerome Powell full will continue his

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predecessor's Janet Yellen's mission

to slowly but surely raise interest

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rates as the economic situation

gathers steam. The main Dummett was

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about Kammy times they should raise

interest rates this year. Eight

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members of the policy committee

thought they should raise rates

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three times, seven thought they

should increase four times this

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year. Essentially it shows the Fed

is a little divided over how strong

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the US economy is and whether or not

it needs to put the brakes on more

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forcefully.

What did the new

chairman have to say about tariffs?

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We are hearing the White House might

announce new tariffs against China

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later tomorrow. What impact could

that have the otherwise extremely

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healthy US economy?

Jerome Powell

said this is one of the main risks

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that they weren't quite paying

attention to act the Fed until

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recently. Now they have increased

their attention to what it might do.

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Many members of the open market

committee of the Fed were hearing

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from business community leaders

saying they were worried about the

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prospect of a trade war, and the Fed

is paying attention to the trade

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policies coming from the White House

but it is not a cause for concern

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yet.

What is the worry for business

leaders speaking to the Fed about

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tariffs?

It's tit-for-tat,

retaliation. If the US was to have

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significant tariffs on imported

Chinese electronics, then China

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would retaliate in kind, which could

hurt many American industries that

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are significant on the Chinese

economy for a significant portion of

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their business.

How did the new Fed

chairman do at their press

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conference question mark for once

you are succinct and to the point.

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He said the Fed does not do trade

policy. Five words in a sentence,

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you almost never get that from a Fed

chair. He earns marks for being

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clear that we will see how he does

with investors down the road.

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Anything bothering him apart from

tariffs and the risk of inflation?

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He seems happy with the US economy,

which echoes what we have heard from

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investors, the US economy is doing

well, unemployment is at a record

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low, and wages are increasing slowly

but surely. Not an increase of

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concern, not yet.

You are watching

BBC World News America. Still to

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come... Fleeing violence at home to

find prostitution abroad, a special

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BBC investigation into the

trafficking of Rohingya girls in

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Bangladesh.

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North Koreans have been told by

state media that the country's

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relationship with the United States

is changing. It comes as informal

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talks between the US, South Korea

and North Korea have concluded in

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Finland. Officials describing them

as constructive. Laura Bicker as

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more from Seoul.

We have been

monitoring the output from the state

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media agencies in North Korea

looking to see if there would be a

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change in tone or any mention of a

meeting with either the United

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States or South Korea. And there

hasn't been much over the past week

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and a half. The language has

remained the same. And yet, in the

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last 24 hours, we have seen a slight

change in tone. Again, it mentioned

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a dramatic atmosphere of

reconciliation with South Korea. We

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have heard that before. But then it

goes on to say that there are signs

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of change with the United States.

There were no mention is made of any

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summits of any kind. No mention is

made of any meetings of any kind.

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But it did go on to say that this

had been a peace-loving proposal on

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behalf of North Korea and that it

was all down to proactive measures

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by North Korea that has brought all

sides to this stage. They said it

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was not international sanctions nor

pressure from the US, Japan nor

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elsewhere that has brought North

Korea to the negotiating table. And

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it warned critics, certainly, that

they should exercise prudence when

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it came to that kind of rubbish

talk, as they put it. A lot of

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colourful language, as ever, from

the state-run media agency. To give

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a health warning, when it comes to

KCNA, as we know it, we are not sure

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if it speaks exactly for the state

itself, or how much people are aware

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of what's going on.

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A BBC investigation has revealed

that girls from Myanmar's Rohingya

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Muslim minority are being trafficked

into prostitution in neighbouring

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Bangladesh. The undercover team

filmed traffic is openly offering

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the young women for sex in Cox's

Bazar. The town nearest to the

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refugee camps, where hundreds of

thousands of Rohingya have ended up

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after fleeing Myanmar. The BBC's as

this story. A small city on the Bay

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of Bengal where the main business

was tourism, is now the hub for aid

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agencies working in the nearby

refugee camps. But alongside the

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shop fronts, the beach-side bars,

and the hotels of Cox's Bazar,

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there's an open secret. After

hearing repeated stories about

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children trafficked into

prostitution, we went in search of

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the evidence. 114-year-old Rohingya

girl we met in the camps, and whose

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identity we have protected, told me

what happened to her as she crossed

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from Myanmar to Bangladesh. -- one

14-year-old. TRANSLATION:

Women came

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with Ah Van. They asked me if I

would go with them. Not long after

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that in a building in Cox's Bazar,

they brought two boys to me. They

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showed me a knife and punched me in

my tummy and beat me because I

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wasn't cooperating. Then the boys

raped me. I wasn't willing to have

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sex, but they kept going.

We heard

other accounts from girls of a

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similar age. A 13-year-old told me

she was lured out of the camp by a

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woman from within the Rohingya

community offering her work. With

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the desperate conditions the

refugees are living in, her family

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agreed to let her go. TRANSLATION:

She came to my home. We know her.

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She said, you are not being fed

properly, come with me to Cox's

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Bazar and I will give you a job.

When we got there, she put me in a

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Hotel in the morning. By the

afternoon, a boy was put in my room.

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He beat me, and raped me. I asked

the woman, why should I do this. She

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told me, if you don't do this, I

will kill you.

After only 48 hours

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on the ground, our team had

identified a number of people

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offering children for sex. This was

one of them, not only boasting about

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his own collection of women and

children, but of a network of

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traffickers, all of whom had more

than ten girls under their control.

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We had to be careful not to create a

demand, and asked for girls who were

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immediately available. We were

offered these three, and told they

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were all Rohingyas aged between 13

and 17. We went to the police and

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told them what we had found. They

agreed to conduct an operation that

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same evening. Our undercover

investigator posed as a client who

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wanted to have sex with children.

And arranged with the traffic for

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the delivery of two young girls to

the hotel. But as he waited, the

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traffic sent a scout.

About eight

o'clock, the red hoodie.

He asked

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our investigator to go with him, but

we needed the traffic to come to us.

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He appeared to change his mind. But

when the girls arrived, it was a

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driver who was with them and who

collected the money.

How's it going?

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14, 15, 16... And two for Q.

Can you

ask, if tonight is good, can you get

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more.

We handed over around £140. As

soon as the deal was done, the

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police moved in. The girls were two

of those we had seen in the

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photograph. As they were taken aside

and into safety, they told us they

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were 15 and 21 and their families

depended on the money they made from

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sex work. What the two girls told me

here tonight reveals so much about

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how they and others like them get

trapped in the sex industry in Cox's

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Bazar. They had never been to school

and had no idea how they would

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support themselves without this

work. And with the arrival of so

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many refugees in the nearby camps,

there are even more vulnerable young

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people for the traffickers to prey

upon. Childcare professionals and

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trafficking experts helped for us to

arrange care for the girls

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afterwards. The younger one went in

the care of social services, but the

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21-year-old refused. We handed over

all the information we had to the

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police. But the trafficker is still

at large, part of an established

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network that put buts children into

sex work here, and is also further

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afield in the likes of Nepal. The

refugees are providing easy pickings

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for the traffickers and another

danger for the Rohingya people.

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STUDIO: 50 years ago, the space race

captivated millions around the

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globe. But after Americans put a man

on the moon, the next decade didn't

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fulfil the dreams of the early

years. It could be changing with the

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new class of billionaire like Elon

Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff

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Bezos, who are using their wealth to

try to reach new frontiers.

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Christiaan Davenport has written

about this phenomena. Why are

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billionaires drawn to the space

race?

We haven't gone far since the

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Apollo era. We went to the moon in

1969, and since then we go to the

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International Space Station, an

amazing orbiting lab rhetoric, but

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it is only 250 miles away. Right

now, Nasa and the US government does

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not have the ability to fly

astronauts from US soil. I think

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these billionaires are looking at

the pace of progress. They are used

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rapid innovation and thought they

should do something about it.

And

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they are. Elon Musk of SpaceX says

if you get to the moon and make it

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your home, you can get to Mars more

easily.

I think he ultimately wants

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to get to Mars. The moon is seen as

a good stepping stone for that

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because there is water on the moon,

hydrogen and oxygen, and that's

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rocket fuel. It's a good stepping

stone. We went there and planted a

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flag in the 60s and left some

footprints but then we left. The

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idea now, particularly among the

Trump administration, is to go there

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and stay there.

Your blog is so

interesting, how it goes into ego,

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ambition and Twitter wars,

especially between Elon Musk and

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Jeff Bezos. Why is that relationship

so confrontational?

It is important.

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They have toned it down since then,

but there is a long history there

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and they know they need each other.

Competition is good. Competition got

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us to the Moon and the Apollo era,

the race against the Soviet Union.

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These billionaires know they are

competing against each other on many

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different fronts in order to do

that. Elon Musk told me when I sat

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down with him, if he had a button,

despite the twitter wars you talk

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about, if he could press it and make

Jeff Bezos's company blue origin go

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away, he wouldn't press the button.

You do reference the concerns about

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safety and accountability, if we are

basically outsourcing the space race

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to these billionaires. There was

that virgin Galactic crash.

There

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was in 2014. That's a huge concern,

and for all the progress these guys

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have made flying to space,

particularly with SpaceX. We have

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seen dramatic launches and landings,

bringing the boosters back to Earth.

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The fact is that SpaceX has not yet

flown human being and that will be a

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huge challenge. Flying cargo and

satellites is one thing, but putting

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a human being on board as a whole

different ball game.

President Trump

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spoke recently about creating a

space Force and may be going to

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Mars. Can Nasa compete?

What Nasa

wants to do is partner up with these

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guys. They have a lot of money and

resources and attract an enormous

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amount of talent to their companies.

Nasa has essentially had a flat

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budget for many years. Different

administrations come in. They say

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that one year they will go to the

moon, the next administration wants

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to go to Mars, and they want to

partner with companies to do that.

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Is there something incredibly

American about this story?

I think

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so. American entrepreneurs are doing

things nobody thought possible.

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Thank you so much, Christian

Davenport, it's a fascinating story

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of the space billionaires trying to

reach new frontiers. Thank you for

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watching BBC World News America.

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