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Facebook's share price continues
to slide after revelations
revelations of a data breach.
The UK authorities are seeking
a warrant to search the offices
of the British firm that harvested
Everybody wants to speak
to Mark Zuckerberg.
There are plenty of questions,
so why is he not appearing publicly
to give us the answers?
President Trump calls
Vladimir Putin to congratulate him
on his re-election and says the two
leaders could meet soon.
We will, er, probably get together
in the not-too-distant
future, so that we can
discuss, er, arms.
We can discuss the arms race.
Just four days before
students prepare to march
for stronger gun control,
after another school shooting
in the state of Maryland.
Also on the programme:
Six months after Hurricane Maria
ripped a path of destruction
through Puerto Rico,
residents are still
struggling to recover.
On the edge of extinction -
the last male northern white
rhino dies in Kenya.
There are now just two
females left in the world.
Get in touch with us
using the hashtag.
Hello and welcome.
I'm Katty Kay, in New York.
And Christian Fraser is in London.
From Berlin to Washington to London,
politicians are expressing serious
concern about Facebook and its lax
approach to users' data.
Facebook's share price fell again
today, under mounting
scrutiny of its role
in recent election campaigns.
The UK's Information Commissioner
is applying for a warrant to search
the offices of the London-based
political consulting firm
Cambridge Analytica -
which is accused of harvesting
the personal data of 50
million Facebook members,
to influence the US presidential
election in 2016.
Here's our business
editor, Simon Jack.
In the information age,
personal data is the new currency,
and we spend it liberally
on social media platforms.
How old we are, whether we
are in a relationship,
what our political leanings are -
this could be gathered and used.
Cambridge Analytica is a company
which does exactly that,
and it's at the centre of a storm
that has rocked some of the biggest
companies in the world.
It started with an app,
which invited Facebook users
to do a personality test.
270,000 downloaded it.
It collected personal information
on them, their friends,
their friends' friends,
and so on, until it had info
on 50 million users.
But that data was passed
to Cambridge Analytica,
which allegedly used it to influence
the Presidential election in the US,
using highly targeted messages -
a charge denied by the company.
The UK's data watchdog
said she'd had concerns
about the company for some time.
These allegations are very serious.
They came to the attention
of our office some months ago and,
on March 7th, I issued a demand
for information to Cambridge.
They did not comply with that,
so now I am moving ahead to seek
a warrant, so I can search
premises and data.
Separately, Cambridge Analytica
executives were secretly filmed
by Channel 4 giving advice on how
to influence politicians.
Cambridge Analytica said it has been
Whether this tiny consultancy
was involved in influencing
the US election, there
is an old adage which says
that if the services
you're getting are free,
then you are the product,
served up to advertisers
who are convinced that
highly targeted messages -
constructed around detailed personal
information - really work.
Since the scandal broke,
Facebook has seen £50 billion
wiped off its value.
And the pressure on the company
was cranked up today,
when the Federal Trade Commission
announced it will investigate
its handling of customer data.
It has the power to
levy enormous fines.
Facebook denies any wrongdoing.
So, could this be a moment
of reckoning for the
way our data is used?
For the first time, things
that people suspected
have surfaced, thanks
to the testimony of whistle-blowers.
Now we're finally seeing
that the leaders of these companies
are being called to testify
in front of Parliament.
Analysts are dumping their stock,
as a vote of no confidence.
This is a real moment that
will incentivise change.
The facts of our lives have value.
Mark Zuckerberg will have the chance
to tell MPs how safely
that information is kept.
Simon Jack, BBC News.
And we are getting news that the CEO
of Cambridge, Alex next, has been
suspended from his job. The company
involved in that undercover
Some members of the US
Judiciary Committee are calling
for Facebook's Chief Executive,
Marc Zuckberg, to come and give
evidence, but the Chairman isn't
committing to make that call.
Here is a flavour from Capitol Hill.
I think we have a problem out there.
And what I said during
the last hearing, that
if the industry won't solve
these kinds of problems themselves,
then we'll have to solve
them with legislation.
It's very serious, what Facebook has
done, and it violates privacy.
We ought to be looking into it,
but I can't promise
a hearing at this point.
For more on this unfolding story,
we spoke a brief time ago
with Democratic Senator Sheldon
Whitehouse, who sits
on the Judiciary Committee.
Senator, I want to get your reaction
to these latest revelations about
Cambridge Analytica, Facebook and
the role they both played in the
Well, they are two
separate aspects. One is to make
sure that Facebook lets its
customers know who has been
compromised. And what information of
theirs has been demised. And I think
they should explain to Congress and
the American people how this was
able to happen. So that we can be
sure that it will not happen again,
which is a goal that Facebook ought
to share with all of us. The second,
it is, located in to look into the
role of Cambridge Analytica, both
here in our election and potentially
in your Brexit election and see to
what extent they were involved in
manipulating voters. That is going
to be a touchy issue for our
Republican colleagues because this
was an effort paid for by one of the
billionaires that is backing the
Republican Party, the Mercer family.
So not sure we are going to get a
lot of bipartisanship on that.
in October when the tech giants
testified in the Senate, is said you
wished they would stop making it
like this was no big deal. From the
reaction of Facebook over the last
couple of days, they learn that
I think so. When stock
prices move, that tends to get
Management's attention and I suspect
a lot of their customers are
personally concerned about exactly
what was given to this Cambridge
Analytica crowd and what became of
the data. Once data gets out, it is
really hard to draw it all back. And
testing whether or not it is world
away in various servers or it has
been forwarded on to other entities,
all that needs to be proven to
customers and I hope Congress will
take a strong interest in making
sure all that happens.
the footage broadcast over here on
Channel 4 last night, the CEO of
Cambridge Analytica was offering
services that go beyond data
harvesting and some seem to amount
to entrapment. He says the film
grossly overstate that, what you
He ought have the chance to,
for US Congress and your Parliament
and explain how those recordings of
him misrepresent what he said on
those recordings. He is entitled, I
suppose, to that chance. I expect he
would rather just say what he said
is trudge away. I don't know we will
see him appearing in Congress or
Parliament. But I hope he has a
chance to explain himself.
the data of 50 million Americans and
Facebook sent in data analysts and
lawyers into their offices last
night. There were boxes removed from
the office last Wednesday, there is
concern on this side that may be the
horse has already bolted. So when
you get Facebook before the
committee, will you be asking them
what they were doing in Cambridge
Yes, I think we
will have an obvious concern about
understanding how this took place in
the first instance, how they
apparently sold this tens of
millions of dollars of American data
to this group. And second, how they
are cleaning it up and how they can
assure themselves that by going to
the first stop of the data,
Cambridge Analytica, they know that
it is actually not available to
Cambridge Analytica or two others in
further Shell corporations or
further servers. As you pointed out,
once the horse has bolted, it can be
very hard to get it back in the
Senator, it is very good to
talk to you, thank you.
I don't know if it will make it
easier now for the US Senate to get
hold of Alexander Nix and to ask
questions, but he has now been
suspended as CEO of Cambridge
Analytica. A lot of people wanting
to ask a lot of questions. And we
mentioned Facebook's share price
falling, that is happening to other
tech and social media companies,
Twitter share price is down.
Snapchat is also down by 4%. So a
lot of focus on social media and
their role in elections and whether
they are trustworthy.
I was wondering, with the greatest
respect, the senior investigators on
the Senate committee, my concern has
been since the Russians started --
Russian story starters, a lot of
them are offered different
generation and do not understand the
story. I am looking at a message
from the correspondent of the
observer who has been digging into
Cambridge Analytica and this goes
back to May 2017. Why is the
Information Commissioner, Elizabeth
Denham, only now applying for a
warrant to get into those officers?
I did put that to Damian Collins
yesterday, the chair of the
committee investigating in the UK.
And he says, the Information
Commissioner is acting within the
current legislation. She launches an
enquiry and you can issue
information notices and you can
follow up and the warrant stage is
not -- is the last stage. They are
debating this Parliament and he
accepts the Commission does not have
enough powers and they have to give
her those powers.
Do they not have enough powers or do
they not realise the gravity of the
problem? This may change that.
Donald Trump has called
Vladimir Putin to congratulate him
on his re-election, and says
he would meet the Russian
leader in the near future.
Both actions are
Other Western leaders have refrained
from congratulating Mr Putin.
And any meeting between Mr Trump
and the Russian President
in the midst of an investigation
about Moscow's meddling
in the US election is bound
to raise eyebrows -
which may be what
Donald Trump likes.
I had a, er, call with President
Putin and congratulated him
on the victory, his electoral
The, er, call had to do also
with the fact that we will probably
get together in the not-too-distant
future so that we can discuss arms.
We can discuss the arms race.
As you know, he made a statement
that being in an arms race
is not a great thing,
and it was right after the election,
one of the first statements he made.
Mr Trump's decision to congratulate
Mr Putin on an election race that
had no real opposition has already
met criticism in the US.
Senator John McCain - a known hawk
in the Republican Party -
released a statement saying,
"An American president does
not lead the Free World
by congratulating dictators
on winning sham elections."
And Sarah Huckabee Sanders was
giving the White House briefing and
she was nearly as almost exclusively
about this meeting and
congratulating President Putin on
the election and whether the was a
good idea and whether Mr Trump belt
it has been a free and fair
election. This is what she said.
Putin has been elected in their
country and that is not something
that we can dictate to them how they
We can only focus on the freeness
and the fairness of our elections,
and that's something that we 100%
fully support and something
that we are going to continue
to protect, to make sure bad actors
don't have the opportunity
to impact them in any way.
So no comments today to President
Putin about the poisoning in
But I am going to raise you with my
Jean-Claude Juncker European
Commission President statement.
Similar reaction to John McCain from
Guy Verhofstadt, very senior in the
European Parliament. No, we don't
have that. He says, this is not a
time for rather congratulatory
messages. There was concern in the
European Parliament that it was a
bit too if you sit. There it is.
There will be a lot of people who
feel that way. Quickly, what do you
think about the fact that he did not
raise the issue of poisoning? He
seems to have gone out of his way
not to offend anyone today.
And did not raise the overshoot --
the issue of election interference
in that call which will get
criticism. This administration is
not interested in pushing human
rights democracy around the world,
this is a transactional foreign
policy of the Trump administration.
Talking of which, he also had
another visitor in the White House
Mohammed bin Salman,
the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia,
is Donald Trump's new good friend.
The two men talked to reporters
after meetings in the White House.
Bin Salman is on something
of a sales pitch for the Kingdom -
travelling across the country
to woo US investors.
But the relationship is not
A resolution condemning
Saudi Arabia's involvement
in the war in Yemen is due
for a vote in the Senate today.
For the White House, however,
it seems having an ally
in the region to stand against Iran
outweighs the risks of closer
ties with the country.
The founder of the Arabia Foundation
is joining us. You know Mohammed bin
Salman and you have close relations
with him, how does he want to
improve Saudi Arabia's relationship
with the Trump Administration, what
does he want from that
Saudi Arabia always
has have close relations with an
American government. The Prince has
worked hard to have closer than --
close relationships with the Trump
Administration as previous
monarchies have worked to have.
Relations are very close. There is a
meeting of minds on things like
Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US and
the White House are on the same
page. And Prince Mohammed is
overhauling the country in the
economy. He has a lot of ambitious
economic plans. American business
has a big role to play in that. He's
coming to America to interact with a
lot of business leaders across the
country. Some of them Saudi Arabia
will be investing their companies
through its public investment fund,
but many others it is inviting to
invest and participate in vision
2030, the masterplan to restructure
the Saudi economy. So there is a lot
on the table and a lot of shared
So that is what the Saudis
want, what they don't want is
criticism of Saudi Arabia's war in
Yemen and there is this resolution
going forwards in the US Senate, a
lot of criticism from Congress about
the role Saudi Arabia is playing in
Yemen, especially that something
like 5,000 civilians have died in
that war. Should Mohammed bin Salman
not the answering those questions in
America as well?
resolution in Congress and it is a
bit of domestic politics getting
mixed up with foreign policy because
also, the senators are using that to
try and restrict the war powers act
and the power of the President to
commit forces overseas. So they are
really using the subject more to
control the presidency than
particularly focusing on the Yemen
issue. Yemen is a tragedy, wars are
tragedies and Saudi Arabia is aware
of that and going out of its way to
address the humanitarian problems.
But Saudi Arabia's Security has been
threatened. It sees a militia allied
to around growing on its Southern
border and it felt it had to take
action. People who are not
threatened, or far away from the
border, can afford to be more
judgmental about it. But if your
security is threatened as a
government, you have a
responsibility to act and
unfortunately, they always cause
Thank you very much
for joining us. Important visit and
important issues. And we will return
to that later.
Another shooting in another
school in America.
Two students have been injured
at a high school in Maryland -
not far from the US capital.
The shooter died in hospital
after engaging in gunfire
with the school's security officer.
Officials say one female and one
male student are still in critical
condition in hospital.
This incident comes just four days
before the March For Our Lives
protest takes place in Washington,
urging lawmakers to support
stricter gun control laws.
Students coming from all around the
country this weekend. And that
shooting will be very much in their
minds, as will be the shooting in
Florida. There is one aspect of this
which is quite interesting. That is
that the school, what you call them
in America? The law enforcement
He was involved in shooting the
shooter. That would be flagged up by
Donald Trump, who has advocated for
Yes, they are all all. Is. This was
on my local news this morning in
Washington. -- they are all terrible
stories. The shooter had a
relationship with the girl in the
school and that may have
precipitated this, but it seems
different from Park and because the
officer responded in one minute and
was there engaging with the shooter.
Maybe there could have been more
share and people killed, but this
much will revive focus on this
We focus a lot on that -- natural
tragedies, but not this one.
It has been exactly six months
since Hurricane Maria struck the US
territory of Puerto Rico -
and the island is still
suffering the consequences.
At the time the storm ripped
a deadly path of destruction
but today hundreds of thousands
still haven't had their
power restored or help
with rebuilding homes.
The US Government has been
criticised for a lack
of urgency and response.
In the first of two reports this
week, Aleem Maqbool looks at how
the disaster has changed life
in Puerto Rico and where
the greatest needs remain.
There are sights in Puerto Rico that
can 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.
She and her family run pipes
from a nearby spring to get water
to the abandoned building
where they've been living.
And there is still no power.
So what help have they had
from the American agencies here?
We applied for help,
but we were told we weren't
entitled to any, she says.
We've put in an appeal, but we're
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're entitled
to the same disaster response
from Washington as any other
You'll find very few
here who believe that
that is what they got.
The family of Raul Jiminez believe
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...
He died in the line,
waiting for treatment?
Died in the line.
Any true count of the number
who were killed by the hurricane
would include people like Raul.
But until now, the official
The government want to show some
kind of numbers that
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.
Aleem is now back in Washington
and joins us now to talk
about what he found on his trip.
How is it possible the richest
country in the world cannot put the
power back on in Puerto Rico?
suppose it has to be remembered
firstly that logistically, this is
arguably the most difficult natural
disaster the US has had to deal
with. It is an Ireland of 3.5
million people and the power grid
was almost totally destroyed.
Certainly well over 85% of the grid
was destroyed, so it has taken time.
But there is a sense that from
Puerto Ricans we spoke to that they
did not feel they were being treated
like other Americans. And they had
complaints not just about the
American Federal response, but about
incompetence and even corruption
within their own administration as
well. So that was their complaint.
But certainly, the Americans will
point to the fact that in the
capital, San Juan, much of the power
has been restored, although you will
see a lot of traffic lights still
out and a lot of traffic accidents.
But when you get into the rural
areas, the sad thing was, we go to
some of these places and people
would say they have not seen any
work being done, they have not been
told when they will have worked on,
when they will get their power back.
And believe me, at the beginning of
this crisis after the hurricane, we
lived for a couple of days, me and
our team, without power. It was
extremely frustrating. These people
had been doing it for six months and
it is perhaps no surprise that the
suicide rate in the Puerto Rico has
increased dramatically as well over
Thanks very much. It is great that
you got back. Before we go, sad
The last remaining male northern
white rhinoceros has died,
bringing the sub-species one step
closer to extinction.
Yes, the 45-year-old rhino,
called "Sudan", was put down
after suffering an illness related
to old age.
Only two other northern white rhinos
are now left - both females.
45-year-old white man looking
extent, that is not make me think of
anyone! You met Sudan, but you could
not match his tinder profile. I
never thought I would ask you if you
had a tender profile but he did, and
he said, I perform well under
pressure, I liked eat grass and
chill in the mud. Not you. 6-foot
tall and £5,000, if it matters, I
love that! A rhino with a Sudan
Why did you leave out the bids, the
fake of my species literally depends
on me? That is the most relevant
I got stuck!
I tried that years ago, it tried 20
years for that to work!
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US authorities are investigating
whether a fourth bombing in Texas
is the work of a serial attacker.
Two people have been
killed in recent weeks.
We'll hear from a former
Deputy Director of the FBI,
for his take on the matter.
Good evening. The first day of the
astronomical spring and a fair
amount of sunshine. Splendid
afternoon across Scotland. Blue
skies through the day. Across
England and Wales, after a bright
stars, more cloud around in central
areas. It stayed dry in Northampton
but some source and spots of rain
and sleet. Tomorrow, the weather
comes from the Atlantic. On the
satellite image, cloud is gripping
towards us. The clear breaks across
Scotland and Northern Ireland will
drift South across England and
Wales. Clearing skies here,
temperatures drop in the furthest.
After initial frost in Scotland and
Northern Ireland, rain spreads to
the Hebrides and many areas frost
free. Frost to eastern parts of
Scotland but why do Frosty across
England and Wales. The coldest
conditions in the West Midlands,
Wales and North West England. -4, -6
tomorrow morning. Chilly morning
commute but lovely bright day for
much of England and Wales. Early
mist and fog clears. It clouds over
a bit but still we have dry weather.
Further North, morning brightness
but already cloudy in Western
Scotland and Northern Ireland with
occasional rain. Heavier rain on the
hell is spreading towards Cumbria,
Northern England and North Wales
later. And some rain in the East of
Scotland. The cloud breaks here into
the afternoon, it could hit 12
degrees in Aberdeenshire. After the
chilly start, even than Wales
achieving 7-10dC but still feeling
cool in Northern England with a
cloud in place. Even here, milder
air on Thursday which pushes in off
the Atlantic. Ick. By the end of the
week but still, winds off the
Atlantic so nowhere near as cold.
After patchy rain into Thursday, it
brightens up to eastern areas with
sunny spells. Clouding over in the
West without breaks of rain later,
strung together. And is, but all in
double big temperatures, 12, 13, 14
Celsius in some parts of eastern
Scotland. Rain on Thursday night and
into Friday which clears eastern
areas on Friday, sunny spells here
and showers from the West. They
could be heavy with hale and
thunder, blustery day with longer
spells a rain into Western Scotland
and the North of Northern Ireland
later. Temperatures still into
This is Beyond One
Hundred Days, with me
Katty Kay in Washington -
Christian Fraser's in London.
Our top stories.
Lawmakers call for
Mark Zuckerberg, to give evidence
about the use of personal data
by London-based company,
President Trump has called
Russian President Vladimir
Putin to congratulate him
on his election victory.
Coming up in the next half hour.
A parcel has exploded in Texas
in what police suspect
to be the latest in a series
of bombings targeting Austin.
So far two people have died and six
have been injured in the attacks.
The EU will continue to set
the quotas of how much fish can
be caught in UK waters
during the Brexit transition period,
causing anger amongst
the British fishing industry.
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US authorities are
investigating whether serial
bomber is on the loose in Texas.
A parcel bomb exploded at a FedEx
depot near San Antonio today -
the fourth bomb to go off
in the state in xx weeks.
-- in the state.
Two people have died
in these bombings,
two more have been injured.
There's so far no indication
who's behind them or even
whether they're coordinated.
But 500 FBI agents are now
working on the case.
Today president Trump
addressed the incidents.
This is obviously a very,
very sick individual
or maybe individuals.
These are sick people
and we will get to the bottom of it.
We will be very strong.
We have all sorts of federal
agencies over there right
now, we're searching
what is going on in Austin,
a great place, tremendous place.
And for more on the
investigation into this case
I spoke a short time ago
with Ron Hosko, Former Deputy
Director of the FBI.
Ron, this is a really curious case
what is happening down in Texas.
What is your read on it?
It is very concerning.
First we had a round
of bombs that were,
what sounds like hand delivered,
presumably to targets of the bomber,
you know, specific targets.
Presumably his desired victims.
And a handful of people injured.
And then some relative silence
for a few days and now we have had
some additional bombings that have
come using a different
methodology, not hand-delivered
but run with a tripwire.
Another one put into FedEx,
the delivery chain, for FedEx.
And some additional ones
in the delivery chain
now that are being looked
at by law enforcement.
So the methodology has changed.
We do not know if the subject has
had these devices built already over
time or has them stockpiled.
Has the additional components
for additional devices.
It is very concerning.
You say this subject, you are
assuming that it is one person?
I am, you know if we look back
at bombers over time they tend
to be angry individuals
who have a purpose in mind.
Whether it is, you know,
the Unabomber, you know it's
certainly a very solitary person,
very capable and deadly,
going to the killer of Judge Vance
and other bombers, other bombings
in Georgia and in the Florida area.
Eric Robert Rudolph,
the Centennial Park bomber,
who also bombed an abortion
provider in Alabama.
These folks tend to work
by themselves, they do not
tend to be in teams,
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 law enforcement now,
for the public to come out as well.
So if you're running this
case what are the clues
you are looking at?
Well first there are a couple
of different channels
going on right now.
One is the forensics of the devices
that they can recover.
In the post-blast investigation
that is very detailed examination
of anything that came out
of the already exploded devices.
They're looking for DNA,
for fingerprints, essentially
the bomber's signature
and what type of initiation,
what were the explosive components
and how was it constructed.
What was the shrapnel.
So they're looking for all of that.
They're looking at the victimology
to see if there is any
link to the victims
or intended victims.
What are you doing to try
to prevent future attacks?
Well I'm doing what they're doing,
which is going to 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
and thousands of eyes
of the community, of
a loved one, a neighbour.
Somebody who sees something
of concern and says
you know who did that,
that is 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, say something.
Thank you very much.
Gary O'Donoghue joins us
live now from Austin.
While they are saying nothing and
they give up West conference and
Whitley refused to answer specific
questions. They've been on the scene
by about ten or 11 hours by that
stage was up compare that to what
happened on Sunday, by Monday
morning they were telling us the
bombing there was linked to the
three previous ones even though it
was a different kind of delivery,
this tripwire across the pavement.
So I think either they're having
some trouble down there working out
exactly what was in the bomb or they
are giving information back for some
particular reason. They're not
saying, not confirming it was a
package destined for them to or had
come from there in the first place.
Or that it contained the shrapnel.
One interesting fact is one of the
relatives of the men injured on
Sunday, those two young white men
who were walking along and trip the
tripwire, one of the relatives of
the men said he thought his son had
had nails driven into his knees by
the explosion. That would be an
interesting connection. But at this
stage there not tying this book
bombing in 18 days to both other
once just yet.
I was reading today
one of the most longest-running FBI
investigations was backed into the
Unabomber. It took them a long time
of course to get in touch with him
and find out what his motives were.
Are they looking with regards this
investigation at the signature of
these bombs because they have been
different, one was a tripwire, won a
parcel bomb on a doorstep presumably
this one a bit different. Someone
who has a platter of skills.
this one might not be different to
the first three if you think about
it. They said FedEx, the police said
FedEx was not the target told could
well be that this was a parcel bomb
aimed for a specific individual like
the first three. That went off
prematurely. That is a perfectly
viable possibility. Of course there
will look at the mechanisms inside
the bombs. Initially they said the
first three bombings, they contained
readily available household items
that had been constructed. They're
not saying anything like as much
detail as that now but if you were a
member with the Unabomber, it took
years for them to catch him. Those
bombings were much more spread apart
and eventually of course the
Washington Post and New York Times
published his old manifesto sometime
before the court in this stage no
idea of the motivation as far as we
Of course Austin is a big
place but it does start to play on
people's minds when we have five,
then they cannot catch this guy.
Back in 2002 they had this sniper in
Washington snooping - sniping at the
back of a van and you get this fear
and suspicion and worry.
I was Lily
in Washington at that time and when
this happened in Austin you think
back to it. It just imprints itself
on your memory and when the sniper
was out there my kids could not
leave their classrooms during
playground time, they never went
outside. We did not go to the park
after school just because we did not
know whether a school playground or
park was going to be the next
target. So desperately limited
peoples lives and I would be if you
went to playground in Austin at the
moment I bet they would be empty and
stop because you never know if
you're going to be the next target.
And they will do until they find out
In the last half an hour -
further revelations have surfaced
on the work Cambridge Analytica did
for the Donald Trump
presidential election campaign.
In a report on Channel 4 News the
frame appeared to claim that it ran
key parts of the strategy for Donald
Trump. It was secretly recorded
discussing coordination between the
Trump campaign and other sources.
Let's bring in our North America
Editor Jon Sopel who's
been sitting across the latest
revelations from Channel 4.
That is focusing on the role
specifically in the Trump campaign.
What have the company been saying.
While they have been caught
red-handed with their hands in the
cookie jar it seems. Either
Cambridge Analytica are full of BS
or they have been up to no good. It
is hard to draw any other conclusion
from listening to what has been
said. They are either up to Black
Ops and honey traps and blackmail
and covert recordings and all the
rest of it or they are making it all
up in which case neither of them are
a good look. What is interesting
about what came out this evening on
Channel 4 News, the suggestion of
just how and for their work in the
Trump campaign. And help open it
was. The cost if you think about the
way political campaign finance is
structured in the US there is a
strict separation between what are
called these super packs, the
funding bodies, and the Trump
campaign. It seems much information
was bleeding between the two and a
chief executive of Cambridge and the
little girl who has been now
suspended as the company tries to
salvage its reputation, was making
it seem like yes, we were working
with everyone involved alongside and
I think that brings up some
questions about electoral finance
and electoral law in the US about
what they were up to.
Not just in
the US, clearly this is to be some
implication that Cambridge Analytica
has been involved in political
campaigns in Europe as well. And
perhaps not surprisingly seen Steve
Bannon initially appearing with the
National front in France as well.
Also someone who has been tied up
with Cambridge analytic.
Steve Bannon was on the board of
Cambridge Analytica and the Mercer
family, very well-known in the as
being big funders of Donald Trump,
they were the people who got very
interested in Cambridge Analytica I
wanted to put Steve Bannon on the
board and so there is a close link
between Cambridge analytic and the
Trump organisation and if you look
at some of the Black Ops but went on
during the Trump campaign, the
smearing of Hillary Clinton,
Cambridge analytic in the latest bit
of covert recording there has been
released claimed responsibility for
all of it. They said they were the
masters of it, they designed the
strategy, delivered on it, they were
the ones who delivered the victory
to Donald Trump in 2016.
Uncomfortable place for the
president at the moment to have
someone like that saying yes, we did
it all. Because Donald Trump of
course I said it was his brilliance
that led to that election victory
and that he was the campaign
maestro. So I think huge problems
for the reputation of Cambridge
analytic. A couple of months ago we
had a British company, a PR company,
go under because what they did in
South Africa. This starts to look
like small beer compared to what
Cambridge analytic have been
training at least in these
Steve Bannon in Italy last week,
sitting down in the basement of
Trump Tower with the French National
front leader. The one thing I
suppose, on this issue, the campaign
would say they use Cambridge
Analytica for the primaries and when
Donald Trump got the ticket he was
using data from the RNC because in
their view that as more trustworthy.
So the question is are Cambridge
analytic over again just how much
they were involved.
That is the
question I posed at the start, are
they just dragging and full of hot
air and nonsense all by the two that
sort of activity. Either way not a
good position for them to be in and
they are suffering enormous
reputational damage as a company
because everyone thought it was a
genius company that had
extraordinary insights as a result
of algorithmic tests on opinion
forming and all the rest of it. That
informed where each individual voter
thought and what vulnerabilities
would be. It seems there was a lot
of old-fashioned dirty work going on
Thank you very much for
joining us and you are right,
resident Trump will not like the
idea that anywhere else was
responsible for his victory. --
It's been three years
since the outbreak of war in Yemen.
Houthi rebels - backed by Iran -
remain in control of large
parts of the country -
including the capital Sana'a.
Fighting them are forces loyal
to the former president -
who are being backed
by Saudi airstrikes.
It's impossible to say
exactly how many people
the war has killed -
but we know thousands of civilians
have died and millions more have
been displaced as a result
of the conflict.
Children have especially suffered -
with famine and the worst cholera
outbreak in history affecting
hundreds of thousands of youngsters.
I'm joined now by the BBC's
correspondent Lyse Doucet,
who has recently
returned from Yemen.
We have been watching Euro series
from the ground. The Saudi Crown
Prince is in Washington today,
afraid transactional relationship
with the Middle East at the moment.
The Americans despise the
administration is concerned not so
involved in what is going on
day-to-day but the Senate more so
because they talk today about
whether America should be involved.
There was a bipartisan effort in
Congress to stop America aid for the
Saudi campaign in Yemen because they
are accused of carrying out war
crimes with their bombing which has
killed a high level of civilian
casualties according to the UN. When
we were in Riyadh a few weeks ago
the Saudis so does their command and
control centre and how they adhere
to the higher standards of
targeting, they go through all the
laws of war, humanitarian law,
trying to establish which targets
are proper targets and which are
civilian targets and should be
avoided. And all of that, they seem
to take every precaution but the
reality is on the ground that homes
are being hit, children been hit and
even though we could not get to the
capital as the Saudis have put on
restrictions. We were able to get
people to film for us and the
stories that came back are
You have covered many
war zones and I just wondered if you
could project forward, do the
trajectory for the war, how long it
might last. The Saudis seem to be in
it to make sure that there will not
be extremist on their border and
verbal fight as long as it takes. So
what happens then question mark well
there are couple of red lines for
the Saudis, Festival Yemen is the
neighbour and right on their border
and more than that, the foodie
rebels have long-range mystic
missiles that can reach Riyadh.
Dashed the 30s. Second point, even
more importantly, when they see
Yemen and the Houthis they see their
archrival Iran on their border and
that is something they will not
countenance. That is certainly on
the agenda in Washington this week
in conversations with President
Good to see you, wish we
could talk more. We have a lot of
stories to get through, a busy day.
Still to come - more
on the upcoming wedding
of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry -
and we can bring you important news
about the wedding cake.
A two year old girl has died
after the car she was in
plunged into a river in Wales.
Kiara Moore was pulled
from the vehicle in the River
in Cardigan near her family's
outdoor pursuits business.
Her father said she had been left
in the car while the driver got
cash from the office.
When the driver returned,
the car was missing
and initially feared stolen.
The little girl would have
celebrated her third
birthday next Tuesday.
Police officers say they're
investigating the incident and have
appealed for witnesses.
From Cardigan, Tomos Morgan reports.
Kara Moore, just two years old.
Had it not been for the tragic
events of yesterday afternoon,
she would have been celebrating her
third birthday a week today.
It's understood that two-year-old
Kiara was left in the silver mini
while a family member went
into offices nearby.
By the time the family
member returned the car
car had disappeared.
The police were contacted
and a search was under way.
They believed the car to be stolen.
It transpired that the car was in
the River Teifl just yards away.
The toddler was airlifted
to the university hospital
of Wales in Cardiff,
but doctors were
unable to revive her.
Young families in the town today
have been paying their own tributes
by laying flowers by the river.
She was a very lively little girl.
Cheeky little smile
she had all the time.
Her and her mum were always
together, always fun days out.
She had a happy little life.
Short life, but a happy little life.
Commenting on Facebook,
Kiara's father thanked the work
of the emergency services whilst
also paying tribute to his
daughter saying she had
an "amazing but short life."
It's unclear as to how the Mini came
to be in the River Teifl as family
and friends mourn the loss of young
Kiara the investigation into exactly
what happened continues.
Tomos Morgan, BBC News, Cardigan.
Secretary Michael Gove
says he's "disappointed"
that the European Union
will continue to set quotas on how
much fish can be caught off
the coast of Britain
during the "transition
period" after Brexit.
He's told the Commons
that the Government would seek
to take back control of its waters
at the end of 2020 when
the UK is due to leave
the Common Fisheries Policy.
Let's take a quick
listen to what he said.
There is a significant
prize at the end of
the implementation period
it is important that all of us
in every area except that the
implementation period is a necessary
step towards securing that prize.
For coastal communities
it is an opportunity
to revive economically,
for our marine environment it is an
opportunity to be
And it is critical that all of us
in the interests of the
whole nation keep our
eyes on that prize.
Well that's what the secretary
of state had to say,
but what do people in the industry
affected by the policy think?
To find out more let's talk
to Bertie Armstrong,
who is the Chief Executive
of the Scottish Fishermen's
Federation, and joins us
from Aberdeen in Scotland
Great to have you on the show.
Putting it bluntly, the reaction
we've seen today suggests the
fishing communities around the UK
just do not have confidence that the
government will look after their
In the run-up to this we
had expected that sovereignty would
be retained, but is not the same as
not negotiating and allowing other
nations to have fishing
opportunities in any implementation
period. But sovereignty was
considered for an extra 21 months so
we are not impressed with that. That
was not meant to be in the plan.
However as long as cast-iron
guarantees, we understand the bigger
picture, as long as cast-iron
guarantees are given that the
implementation period will not be
allowed to be used by the EU to put
in place longer term arrangements to
our detriment, then that will be
fine. The Common fisheries policy is
remarkably distorted. This morning
we spoke to the Danish industry on
the radio and Denmark catches 40
times more fish in UK waters then we
catch in their waters. Grossly
distorted and it needs sorting out.
So a delay in that is not impressive
but we understand the wider picture
and just as long as we are
guaranteed it will not actually get
What material impact could
this have on the livelihoods of
affect of Brexit for fishermen, this
should be a happy success story of
Brexit. We retain, the value of fish
landed by the UK is about £130
million a year. We keep 40% of the
fish that leave our waters, 60% of
the fish that leave our waters do so
in the hands of other European
nations. So the impact is an annual
loss at today's prices of
approximately £1 billion. We want to
get on with progressively recovering
that. So that is the effect on the
livelihoods of the coastal
communities all around the UK. That
lack of economic activity. We're
keeping on the community nights
around Europe and that will not do.
Michael Gove said today in the House
of Commons that of course he comes
from fishing stocks, his
grandparents were fishermen, his
father was involved in the fishing
industry as well. From what I'm
hearing, speaking to MPs, he is
fighting a battle within the Cabinet
to protect fisheries and take back
control but the Treasury sees it as
something to throw on the table as a
pawn for top card for cash, if you
While the Chancellor made a
pretty sinister statement two
weekends ago on the fact that we
would be out and we would be free.
So that is not the case. We regard
ourselves right now is frankly
having been let down. There are many
politicians including Michael Gove
who has been a consistent supporter,
who supported us boldly and stuck
their necks out. But it was the
government 's both governments,
which let us down. One has kept this
in the CFB for another 20 months and
then they would have us back in it
Thank you very much for
joining us. We have to leave it
Kensington Palace has announced more
detail on the wedding
of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
They've said the cake
for the wedding will be made
by pastry chef Claire Ptak,
owner of the tiny Violet
Bakery in East London.
You needed that information!
The cake chosen
by the couple will be
a lemon elderflower cake,
covered in buttercream
and decorated with fresh flowers.
Ms Ptak says that she is 'delighted'
to be chosen and that she shares
the same values as Prince Harry
and Meghan Markle - about food
seasonality and flavour.
You read that with a lot of feeling!
We're going to do a special from
Windsor the day before the wedding!
Maybe we will try some cake. I'm not