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This is BBC World News Today with me, Philippa Thomas.
Last man standing - Donald Trump is now the only
Republican candidate after his closest rivals pull out
From a field of 17 down to one, Donald Trump has said
he'll put America first, build a wall on the Mexican border,
and stop Muslim immigration to the United States.
We will make America great again. We will start winning again, you will
be so proud of this country very soon.
Visa-free travel within Europe for Turkish citizens -
Ankhara hails the move as an historic change.
New hope for the Syrian child refugees who've made it
The British Prime Minister says some could be given a home in the UK.
And warnings that a huge wildfire engulfing a town
in Canada may worsen - 80,000 people are fleeing
There is now one man left in the race to represent
the right for this year's US presidential election.
It looks as if Donald Trump will be the first US presidential nominee
in more than 60 years to aim for the White House
without any previous experience of elected office.
In the past few hours, Ohio governor John Kasich has
followed Texas senator Ted Cruz and dropped out of the running
for the Republican nomination after both failed to dent Mr Trump's
lead among voters in a key primary contest.
So Donald Trump becomes the hugely unlikely standard bearer
for a party whose leadership doesn't really want him,
buoyed by voters across America who have warmed to his rallying cry,
When Donald Trump launched his campaign for the presidency
he was written off as a giant ego with a minuscule chance.
The victory in Indiana has delivered the knockout blow making him
the presumptive nominee and he celebrated at Trump Tower,
the New York skyscraper where he sealed so many deals.
Never been through anything like this.
It is a beautiful thing to watch and a beautiful thing to behold.
Usually so boastful and outspoken, the Trump who appeared last night
was more restrained and presidential but his core message stay the same.
We will make America great again, we will start winning again,
you will be so proud of this country very, very soon.
Donald Trump has pulled off one of the most extraordinary results
What was once thought to be politically impossible has
Indiana was do or die for Ted Cruz and the Stop Trump forces,
the last realistic chance to block his path to the nomination,
but the Texan Senator was buried in a landslide.
With a heavy heart, we are suspending our campaign.
And as he made his exit from this most brutal of contests,
an unfortunate collision with his wife.
The winner Donald Trump is an American original,
a New York property tycoon and reality TV star whose success
to the White House has been built on much more
It's his ability to articulate frustration about the economy
His hardline stance on immigration against Mexicans and Muslims.
Donald J Trump is calling for the total and complete
shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.
But in a country where many more women vote than men,
his sexism and misogyny will count against him.
His hostile takeover of the Republican party is now
all but complete but polls suggest he is the most unpopular
presidential candidate in modern times, that there are limits
Let's head now to Washington to talk about a big day in American
politics. What Republican party leaders going to do? I don't know my
input -- my inbox is so this morning of Republicans who are in despair,
people who say they cannot imagine ever voting for Donald Trump, but
the issue is whether he can rally more people to his cause in the
states that matter. If top Republicans in New York and
Washington, DC deserve to vote for Hillary Clinton in those states go
Democrat anyway, so you have to look at states like Wisconsin and
Colorado. Can he broaden his message to reach out to people who may have
felt Alien rated by his rhetoric and brash manner and persuade them to
vote him? That will be the issue in November. It will be fascinating to
see whether he pushes these issues like building the wall across the
Mexican border and seeing no more Muslim immigrants. Those are the
things that catapulted him to celebrity status as a political
candidate and it got him a lot of your time. It won him supporters
among people who feel angry and feel politicians haven't done enough to
protect them from immigrants but now what Donald Trump needs to do is he
needs to win more women and young voters and if at all possible he has
two when more African-American and Hispanic voters. Those voters will
not like this tough message and he knows that and he knows he has to
tone down his rhetoric in order to win. We have reached a stage now
where whatever happens will be politically seismic, Donald Trump
who has never been elected or America's first woman president. It
will be an unbelievably ugly campaign and the is nothing that
Donald Trump wants the at Hillary Clinton. We have already had a taste
of that, he has accused her of aiding and abetting her husband's
philandering, he will bring up Bill Clinton's trade policies, he will
attack after playing the woman's card, all of that we know will
happen but the question is how she responds. Today her campaign are
feeling confident that he is the best candidate they could hope to
run against. It gives them the best opportunity of winning the White
House but this year all the rules have been shredded that nothing is
predictable and you would have to caution the campaign about getting
too cocky too fast because in this particular year, when nothing is
certain, who knows what will happen in November. The presidential
debates could get massive viewing figures this time around. Almost
certainly, look at the figures we got what Donald trump up against
Republican candidates. Just imagine what it will be like up against
Hillary Clinton. As Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
close in on their parties' presidential nominations,
we'll keep you up to date on the remaining primaries -
including the big one in California - and you can get the very latest
on our website -at bbc dot where you'll find full analysis
of how Trump's victory in Indiana forced Ted Cruz and John
Kasich out of the race. Also keep across our twitter feeds -
at BBCWorld and at BBCBreaking The first steps have been taken to
grab Turkish citizens of these effete travel inside the Shengen
area. They have recommended the change in return for Turkey taking
back migrants who have tried to get inside the EU by making the
dangerous journey by sea to Greece. The Commission's vice president said
Turkey still has work to do but is on the way
to meeting its requirements. Turkey has made impressive progress.
There is still work to be done as a matter of urgency but if Turkey
sustains the progress made and continues at the same pace, they can
meet the remaining benchmarks. This is why we are now in a position to
put forward a proposal which opens the way for the European Parliament
and member states to decide to lift visa requirements once the
benchmarks have been met. The Turkish Ambassador to the EU
told the BBC he's confident Turkey can meet its remaining obligations
for visa-free travel We have to change some legislation
and implementation and we can ensure we are on the right track. We have
been very closely in touch with the commission and Lee are the final
arbiter. If they see it as a go-ahead that means we have met the
criteria and I am sure we will do so.
Let's get the view from the ground - from the BBC's Selin Girit
in Istanbul, but first our correspondent in Brussels,
It would mean that Turkish citizens would be free to travel to the
countries within the European Union's Schengen area where people
are allowed to cross borders without passports for up to 90 days, whereas
at the moment they are subject to visa restrictions and have two apply
in advance. Those restrictions would be lifted and they would be able to
travel for business or tourism reasons for up to 90 days at a time.
It is the plan but far from certain at the moment. The European
Commission said it is getting qualified approval to it subject to
attack a satisfying the five remaining outstanding conditions.
They are big conditions, relating to changing the law to bring terrorism
legislation into line with European standards and also changes to data
protection and cracking down on corruption. Once those conditions
are met, the European Parliament will vote on it later in June and
ministers from each of the 28 member states of the European Union will
have to vote on it at a summit towards the end of June. This is one
of the three Macha dulls the plan has to overcome but is far from a
done deal. Turkish public opinion has welcomed the recommendations to
lift the visa restrictions but with caution because there are hurdles.
Will the European Parliament be ratifying it considering there are
criticisms coming from MEPs towards the Turkish government on what they
call a crackdown of press freedom and minority rights? The other
question, will the member countries of the EU be ratifying this deal
coming from the European Commission? Also Turkey needs to meet five other
criteria and one of these is the revision of the terror legislation
which may prove difficult to deal with and might actually push for
leaving that criterion aside, so there are several hurdles on the
way. Turkish public opinion is welcoming the recommendations but
will the Visa be lifted? That is still a question mark.
Meanwhile, controversial new plans are being drawn up to reform asylum
policy across the European Union, plans that would land member states
with heavy fines if they refuse to take a share of asylum seekers.
Under these plans, most EU governments refusing to accept
asylum seekers would pay a fine of about to 290 thousand
dollars for every person they refused to take.
The fines would be triggered if Greece and Italy -
the countries on the frontline of the migrant crisis -
are deemed to be struggling to cope with a sudden influx of people.
The UK government - like Ireland and Denmark -
But it too is shifting its ground on the migrant crisis.
Today it's announced that it will take more -
we don't know how many - unaccompanied Syrian refugee
The BBC's Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet has been
spending in a migrant camp in Calais, France, where many boys
both Afghan and Syrian are desperate to make their way to Britain.
Hours after first light on a cold and bleak morning in Cali, boys
struggle back to the shanty town to sleep. It's been another long night
of trying to make it to Britain illegally and feeling. It's another
day in the squalid camp they call the jungle. It's a hard life for
grown-ups fleeing conflict and hardship, imagine what it is like
for children on their own. They are scarred and skewered. But the Afghan
boys at this centre say they won't stop until they reach family and a
new future in Britain. They don't want their faces shown. Last night,
I jumped into a lorry. The driver phoned me asleep. I was taken to a
detention centre. By the time they let me go it was midnight and it
took me four hours to walk back. It was raining and freezing cold, I was
very scared. Did you think it was going to be this hard? I knew the
journey would be hard but I didn't know it would be this hard once we
got to Cali. I didn't know we would have to cross the sea to get to
London. These boys are just some of the growing number of children
travelling on their own across Europe and the risks they face are
growing. Some 10,000 are already said to have gone missing so the big
question is does Britain have moral and legal obligation to take care of
at least some of them, including some of these boys who are just one
hour's journey from London. This shack is home for the 16-year-old
boy who fled Syria on his own six months ago. Today his older
neighbour is making new window to let in some light, a godsend for the
vulnerable body. He is still very young and get scared that night. He
wakes up and cries for his parents. Sometimes he finds rats in his room.
At night when you are in your tent, what do you dream about? I dream of
getting to Britain to be with my family. She is trying to get into
existing EU rules. Only a small number succeed. He is being helped
by a British charity. Will this create an incentive for more
families to send children on these journeys? We see the British
government has a moral and legal obligation to step up and do more
now. I work with children every day who don't only struggle with the
pressure of living alone in a foreign continent but who are at
risk from real dangers with sexual exploitation and human traffickers.
As we are leaving, he gets news. He can go to Britain and apply for
asylum. The question, how many will fall?
US officials say an agreement has been reached with Russia
on extending the Syrian truce to Aleppo.
The announcement came as clashes continued in the city.
Reports say dozens of people have been killed on both sides in fresh
battles which began on Tuesday in the western area of the city.
Meanwhile A United Nations aid official has accused the Syrian
government of denying relief staff access to Aleppo.
Huge wildfires have forced a mass evacuation from a city in Canada.
The entire population - some 80,000 people -
has been ordered to leave Fort McMurray in Alberta.
Firefighters say 80% of properties have been destroyed
in one neighbourhood, and serious damage has been caused
Our correspondent Richard Galpin reports.
Hot ash flying around the cars and smoke briefly
With strong winds fanning the flames in and around the city,
all 80,000 people living here have been ordered to leave
We had basically two minutes to get home, grab stuff
It is not fair, they didn't even let us take our things
And getting out of the city has not been easy.
With so many people taking to the roads and the fires at one
stage blocking a major highway to the south.
Our focus is completely and entirely right now on ensuring
Of getting them out of the city and ensuring that they
The blaze, first spotted on Sunday, has spread rapidly to the city
and now covers an area of more than 6000 acres.
It has already engulfed several areas of the city destroying one
residential neighbourhood and a mobile home park.
With even stronger winds and high temperatures expected today,
the emergency services have been doing whatever they can
But so far, that has not amounted to much and the authorities are now
appealing to the military to help them battle this huge blaze.
It's been the worst day of my career.
The people are devastated, everyone is devastated,
This will go on and take us a while to come back from.
There have been fires in this area in the past but not on this scale
and never before has an entire city had to be evacuated.
The brutal gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Indonesia
has sparked an intense debate about sexual violence
The Minister for the protection of children Yohana Yembise,
says she now wants to bring in the death penalty for rapists.
Under current laws the maximum penalty for rape and murder
Rebecca Henschke reports from protests that are taking
place in the capital, Jakarta.
She was gang raped and murdered on her way home from school. Villagers
found her body three days later but the news did not reach Jakarta until
weeks later than these activists have staged this demonstration to
make sure the case gets the national attention they say it deserves. We
want to say to the government we are watching them. We want to watch them
in dealing with cases of sexual violence against women because for
so long we see them not being serious about it and we want to the
clear that we are in a sexual violence crisis in Indonesia and it
needs to be serious. Police have arrested 12 of a suspected 14
rapists in this case. A lot of the activists say that many women do not
report their cases to the police because they say there is a lot of
stigma and blame the victim. If a woman is raped, people ask, how long
was her dress? Was she wearing a hijab? That mindset has to change,
the idea that women have to be covered.
Pakistan is a country plagued by militant and sectarian violence,
with many extremists groups fighting to establish strict Islamic Sharia
As the government struggles to rule effectively,
and the army wages war against the militants,
We've been to meet one Pakistani businessman trying to challenge
extremist beliefs with a comic book series -
Team Muhafiz is a comic book series of a bunch of teenagers from Karachi
and they are coming together from different faith communities of
Pakistan, fighting social evil and standing up for good.
It becomes very dark. It is not dark but real. We want to make sure we
show the real villains that are more evil than the villains in comics.
I get frustrated and upset with what is happening but many people are
trying to change minds, not just me. A lot of people are doing great
work. We're interested to keep putting out our ideas narratives.
From communism to couture: the French fashion house, Chanel,
It's the first event of its kind since the communist 1959 revolution.
Chanel products aren't sold in Cuba, but things are certainly changing,
as our correspondent Will Grant reports from Havana.
Chanel comes to Cuba. Just a handful of years ago, the idea that one of
the world's leading fashion houses would hold its first Latin American
show any communist country might have seemed absurd, but Cuba is
changing fast, and Chanel's top designer chose it as the setting to
unveil his latest range. He said the collection was inspired by Cuban
culture and throughout the show they were hints of Cuban identity and
iconography. VIPs from around the world have descended on Cuba which
comes at a heady time for the island. It is perhaps at more than
any time since the revolution the place to be and to be seen. It is a
once-in-a-lifetime invitation to come to Cuba, which is a place that
I have been wanting to come to three years and never expected to come
here were Chanel! They brought me here and I am grateful. Ahead of the
event, security turned -- security had been predictably tight. While
high profile events like the Chanel show an exciting for Cuba it causes
a lot of disruption and perhaps more importantly, fuelling a growing
sense of them and us. For many residents, having a high-end fashion
show on their doorstep has not been a welcome distraction. This family
live in a decrepit home sheared with several other families. There is no
such thing as her banner's charming DK, just poverty. Chanel clothes are
not even available to buy on Cuba, not that they would spend money on
them even if the wearer. The average wage is only around $25 a month. If
I had $200 I would buy clothes for my children and would not spend that
money on trousers and shoes. Back at the show, the collection was
received with great enthusiasm from audience and critics. Fashion
watchers worldwide have Cuba in the sites as Chanel brought another
touch of glamour to Havana, but while many Cubans welcome the
extraordinary changes, they just hope they will not be left excluded.
Donald Trump is set to represent the Republicans in November's
presidential election. Hillary Clinton has just said she doesn't
think the country could take a risk on a loose cannon like Donald Trump.
Thank you, goodbye.