The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective.
Browse content similar to 07/06/2016. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
Hillary Clinton on course to make history
as the first woman to run for the White House.
which should put the seal on on Hillary Clinton's nomination.
But Bernie Sanders has yet to accept defeat.
We'll get the latest from one of those, New Jersey.
The BBC obtains exclusive material from Aleppo,
showing the aftermath of airstrikes by Syria and Russia
on rebel-held parts of the city over the past days.
Chelsea's team doctor accepts a settlement
in her discrimination case - the club apologises unreservedly.
And why a British athlete has had his sperm frozen
over fears about the prevalence of the Zika virus in Brazil.
Hillary Clinton looks set to become the first ever woman
chosen to run for US President by a major political party.
But with voting underway in the last major primaries,
the former First Lady looks likely to gain enough delegates
needed to secure the Democratic Party nomination.
But supporters of her rival, Senator Bernie Sanders,
have said it's too early to call the contest.
Our North America editor, Jon Sopel, reports from New York.
In New York and across the US, Americans woke
that was long-awaited, but is nonetheless historic.
For the first time in this nation's history, a woman, Hillary Clinton,
On the Hoboken ferry to Wall Street commute,
Faced with the choice between Trump and Clinton?
I'd rather throw myself off the boat right now
I'm just not sure this is as good as we can do.
You think you could do better than Hillary Clinton?
I think we can do better than all of them.
If I had to choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump,
But that sounds like she is the least worst option.
Pollsters here measure favourability ratings,
and both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
are right off the scale on how unfavourably people view them.
This could be an election not about who you like the most,
# Cos I've still got a lot of fight left in me... #
Last night in California, with her fight song playing,
Hillary Clinton learned that glass ceiling she was only able
to crack eight years ago had finally shattered.
We are on the brink of a historic, historic, unprecedented moment.
But we still have work to do, don't we?
And, at her campaign headquarters, which the BBC was given access to,
First, she has to unite the Democratic party,
and then work out how to fight Donald Trump.
You can't be passive the face of Donald Trump,
and just assume that people will be enlightened and will quickly
come to the conclusion that the cannot accept him.
you have to prosecute a case about why he is uniquely disqualified.
We're not going to hesitate on a day-to-day basis...
But what we're not going to do, what you're not going to see us do,
is see us sink down to his depths and get into the gutter
In a high-tech campaign, a decidedly low-tech
Hillary Clinton has seen off Bernie Sanders.
Our correspondent is in New Jersey, where voting is underway.
One of the many places that people are getting the chance to actually
cast their vote on this. In a way, you could say it is an helpful for
the Clinton team to have this projection of victory because they
want people to turn out, don't they? Yes, they do, although a lower
turnout may help Hillary Clinton more than it does Bernie Sanders
will stop it is a bit of six of one, half a dozen of the other. What they
will be concerned about is the presumption, the assumption, the
sense that they think it is all over when there are still six states that
are voting to the, here in New Jersey and across to California
later on. They will be in courage and people do try and go out to vote
as well. They are clearly turning their attention to what happens
after these primaries. We have just learned that Hillary Clinton next
week, Monday and Tuesday of next week, she will be in Ohio and
Pennsylvania. You might ask why, because they have at their
primaries. The swing states, massive swing states in the general
election. She clearly thinks the general election campaign really
starts very soon. That begs the question, what does Bernie Sanders
do after tonight? Does he throw in the towel if he is significantly
behind her still, does he fight through to the convention, tried to
persuade those on pledged delegates to come over to him? We know that
Bernie Sunder had a discussion with President Obama on Sunday. I'm sure
he would not be saying, let's drag this out for as long as possible. So
we are expecting the president to weigh in soon and to say he wants to
get out there on the stump to make sure that a Democrat gets into the
White House in November, because they need to start taking on double
trouble right now. Many thanks. we will be speaking with BBC
presenter Katty Kay in Washington. 11 people have died
and dozens more have been injured following a rush-hour
attack in Istanbul. A car packed with explosives
was detonated remotely Seven police officers
were among the dead. Our correspondent, Mark Lowen,
is in Istanbul for us and was at the scene
of the attack earlier today. He joins me now with
the latest update. It must've been an awful to visit.
It was, really. You can see the full force of the blast in the
surrounding streets. When I went to the police cordon, as close as I
could get to the scene of the attack, the windows and surrounding
buildings were shattered. On several side streets leading up to the
centre of the blast. That shows the force of the blast and the size of
the explosion. I spoke to eyewitnesses there. One lady said
she thought it was an earthquake initially. Another person said they
thought it was a lightning strike. They saw a cloud of black going up
from the street. This is a central area of Istanbul. A huge attack,
targeting a police bus that was going past. 11 people killed, seven
police officers and four civilians. 36 injured. Three of them are still
in critical condition was not the president of Turkey went to see the
injured in hospital and said that he vowed to continue with what he said
was a fight against terrorism. Really, Turkey find itself
surrounded by hostile groups at the moment, so-called Islamic State,
that had been blamed for attacks in the last two months. The Kurdish
bulletins on suspicion will fall, and the home-grown far left with as
well. They are surrounded by really violent groups at the moment. Many
thanks. Syria's President has been
talking to the media, saying that the country's war
against terrorism will continue Airstrikes by Syrian and Russian
aircraft on rebel-held parts of Aleppo have intensified
over the past days, The BBC has obtained
exclusive material, showing the aftermath
of the airstrikes. Some images there of the aftermath
of air strikes in Aleppo. Now a look at some of
the day's other news. The former French trader
Jerome Kerviel, whose unauthorised transactions
lost his bank over $5 million, has won a claim
for unfair dismissal. A labour court in Paris said
the bank, Societe Generale, had dismissed him not
because of his actions, which it must have known of,
but for their consequences. A large fire broke out in the
Western German city of Dusseldorf. The centre acts
as an accommodation hub for refugees waiting
to be sent elsewhere. According to reports,
everyone inside the hall, where 130 refugees were staying,
was brought to safety. Two men have been arrested
in connection with the fire. Both are thought to be
residents at the camp. The British long jumper
Greg Rutherford has had his sperm frozen ahead of the Rio Olympics
over fears about the prevalence of the Zika virus in Brazil,
which can cause birth defects. Writing on a blog, his wife,
Susie Verrill, said the couple had taken the decision
as they want to have more children and don't want to put themselves,
quote, "in a situation
which could have been prevented". She also wrote that she
and the couple's son Professor Ian Jones
is a leading virologist at the University of
Reading here in the UK. He joins me now from
our Oxford Studio. Thanks for joining us. The think
this is a sensible precaution on their part? I, ultimately, it is a
personal choice. If you were to ask me, do I think that the risk that
they are worried about is a reasonable risk, I think the answer
is no. Why is that? The situation at the beginning of the, which was well
covered by the press, was that the word macro virus was transmitting
freely, this was a new academic, and as you are aware that had just
reported, it was associated with the possible cause of some birth
defects. The numbers of cases have dropped dramatically recently. There
is not so much Maskey to biting inner cities, it tends to be in
rural zones. The traditional season for this type of virus will be from
January to March. At most, something like me. By the time August comes
around, they'll be very devil biting around. There will be very little
chance of contracting Zika. -- there is very little biting. The chance of
break transferring this to his wife is very small. Yet researchers
called on the Olympics in the last few weeks to be moved or delayed
because they are worried. And other illnesses have been linked to this
virus. Surely people should be worried? Some athletes have thought
about it as well. They have taken their own decisions, either to not
participate or not to have their partners attend. Like I say, if you
asked a straight question, is there a risk of Zika in that part of the
world? The answer is yes. If you ask how big the risk is, it is extremely
small. By August, my view is that the risk will be effectively zero.
The 150 doctors you talk about are largely public-health experts who
are concerned about, if bitten, if the virus transmits, if it gets into
pregnant women, what sort of number of people could be affected. The
actual chance of infection at that time of year is going to be
extremely small. So that, what if, argument does not hold much weight.
The problem is, for the public, who are getting lots of sets of
information, it is difficult to make a decision if you are not a
scientist and don't have the maths around the risk rates. At the end of
the day, if you do get theirs or transmit this, the results can be
catastrophic. Absolutely. As I said, this is a very personal decision. I
would not want to contradict that decision in any way. It is for the
couple concerned to make that decision. I can tell you the risk is
exhume the small, and I would ask those that are considering this to
note that, compared to the coverage of the press a couple of months ago,
coverage now is very small. The number of cases now been reported is
extremely small. The link between this virus and what it could
possibly do is yet to be fully proven. On top of that, the number
of cases we are talking about will be down to almost zero by the time
of the Olympics. In all, I think the risk is quite acceptable. Many
thanks for your time. Chelsea has apologised unreservedly
after it settled a discrimination case with the
team's former doctor, Eva Carneiro. It follows an incident last August
when Ms Carneiro ran on to the pitch to treat a player, despite
objections from the club's "fulfilling her responsibility
to the players as a doctor". Today was supposed to be Doctor Eva
Carneiro's the day in court. But when Jose Mourinho, the biggest
manager in the world, arrived unexpectedly, accompanied by senior
figures from Chelsea, it was a signal that a settlement was close
to being reached. The root of the dispute go back to last August, in
Chelsea's opening fixture of the season against Swansea. He was
incensed when the doctor ran onto the page to treat an injured player,
leaving his team a man down as they were chasing a winning goal. She
claims he called her the drug future in Portuguese, which he and Chelsea
deny. He called the medical team impulses, naive and said the did not
understand football. Within weeks, she resigned and started her action.
Today, the club apologised unreservedly. In a statement,
Chelsea said... Chelsea offered Eva Carneiro ?1.2
million to settle this claim, but it was rejected. On the opening day of
this hearing, there was astonishing detail laid out before the tribunal
about the nature of her claims against Chelsea and Jose Mourinho.
They have now reached an agreement, and it is covered and we may never
know the terms. She can look forward to moving on with life, putting saga
behind her. In a statement, she said...
The drama wasn't quite yet finished. There were chaotic scenes as first
Eva Carneiro left the tribunal after the formalities had been concluded.
Then Jose Mourinho was eventually bundled into his waiting car. He is
now free to carry on as the new manager of Manchester United,
knowing the confidential agreement and any further embarrassment from
this to feud -- from this dispute has been avoided.
Now you'll remember the story we brought you last week
about a young Japanese boy - Yamato Tanooka -
whose parents abandoned him in a forest as a punishment.
Well, we also reported that he had survived
He waved at the cameras and said he was fine.
Yamoto's father said in an interview on Monday that his son
had forgiven him and that the police will not be pressing charges.
After rescue workers spent days searching the mountainous area,
Yamoto was found sheltering in a hut on a military field.
As we heard earlier, Hillary Clinton is on the verge
of becoming the first woman chosen to run for the US Presidency,
concluded she had passed the required number of delegates
BBC presenter Katty Kay joins me from Washington now.
I saw on your blog that you are wondering why you are not quite as
excited by this incredible news as you might be. I pondered, Ireland
are covering the Monica Lewinsky scandal many years ago and to think
that Hillary Clinton has come from globally humiliated to being a major
contender for the White House is any credible league.
This is a historic day, whether you are a Democrat or a Republican or
agnostic on politics. The fact that, after 44 male presidents, America
has now dominated for a major party a woman to be the candidate, and she
has a good chance of winning this election in November. That is
extraordinary. What I have been hearing from women voters as I have
been speaking to them in the last few weeks is a sense that Hillary
Clinton has been around a long time, she has been running for president
since 2007, which he first declared on that first nomination against
Barack Obama. Younger women voters seem much more confident than all
the women here that they are going to have a female president during
the course of their lifetime, there just not quite convinced that they
wanted to be Hillary Clinton. Do you think she is maybe the victim of our
own success, the sex of the whole Clinton brand, it is seen as so much
a part of the astonishment, and it is possibly tainted, and also the
cynicism of journalists? One of the things I have heard from Younger
women is that Hillary Clinton does not connect with them, she is stiff,
she a classic politician, and she is old news. As you suggest, she has
been around a long time. As we move from this primary stage of the
presidential race into the matchup between Donald Trump and Hillary
Clinton, so that will change. It is worth and bring that into thousand
eight, after Barack Obama's supporters had originally supported
Hillary Clinton and said they would never vote for Barack Obama. Your
hearing that from Bernie Sanders' supporters, but I think they will
vote for her. It is interesting to see what Mr Sanders says when this
result is clarified. But then we get the head-to-head contest, and again
we are seeing today fears, worries about Donald Trump from his own
team. It is interesting. Here is Hillary Clinton, solidifying the
Democratic party around her, having a very important day in the history
of her campaign and her bid for the White House. On the very same day,
you have Donald Trump getting criticised, slammed by senior
Republicans, Adam adjust any Republicans, the most senior elected
Republican, the Speaker of the house, effectively calling dollar
company basis. -- calling dollar Trump a racist.
About these comments, I regret these comments that he made.
Claiming a person can't do their job because of their race
is the textbook definition of a racist comment.
I think that should be absolutely disavowed.
But do I believe that Hillary Clinton is the answer?
Very interesting. Of course, Mr Trump getting all of the headlines.
President Obama, is the expected comment and endorse Hillary Clinton?
Will we then the nature of this election change? What Paul Ryan was
referring to there was a Mexican judge, a judge of Mexican heritage,
brother, who dollar Trump suggested could not do his job properly. --
who Donald Trump suggested could not do his job properly. One thing we do
know is that this will be a very ugly campaign, with both sides
marshalling all of their supporters to throw ferocious attacks at the
other side. Good to speak to you. The four members of Swedish pop
group Abba have appeared together the band's first public
performance in 30 years. They had gathered at a party
to celebrate the 50-year partnership between the songwriters
Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. During the gala,
the group performed their song Well, let's take a listen to that
original song, released in 1980. # Times of joy and times of sorrow
# We will always see them through # I don't care what comes tomorrow
# Weekend face it together... # Hillary Clinton is getting close to
becoming the first woman to run for the United States Presidency after
it has been concluded that she has got the required that the delegates
to clinch the party nomination. We have images of people voting live
in California. That process continuing for some hours. Democrats
voting in six primaries, it should put the seal on her nomination.
Bernie Sanders yet to admit defeat. We expected that moment will come
soon. Whilst many of you go into the night
try and fairly humid, for others, quite stormy
out there at the moment. And, thanks to a little bit
of forcing from things happening in the upper atmosphere,
we could continue with some storms even into the morning,
over the Pennines