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Reporting from Washington, I'm Laura Trevelyan.
A second black man is shot dead by police in the US in 48 hours.
He was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him.
The aftermath of the fatal shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota
was captured on video by the man's girlfriend.
It follows a similar incident in Louisiana.
Britain's next Prime Minister will be a woman -
with Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom chosen as the final two in
President Obama heads to Warsaw for a two-day NATO summit.
The Syria crisis and Britain's decision to leave the EU
Women could hold the key to who wins the White House,
so what do they want from a candidate?
A video has emerged of the fatal shooting of a black man
the second such incident in 48 hours.
The victim, Philando Castile, had been pulled over in his car
His girlfriend said he was shot as he was reaching
Our North America correspondent Nick Bryant reports now.
You may find some images in his report distressing.
He's licensed, he's carrying, he's licensed to carry.
He was trying to get out his ID and his wallet.
The immediate aftermath of another police shooting,
this time not just caught on camera, but streamed live on Facebook.
He was briefed, he had a firearm and he was reaching for his wallet
and the officer just shot him in his arm.
The female passenger in the car, Diamond Reynolds has just
seen her boyfriend shot by a policeman and he's fast losing
I told him not to reach for anything.
You told him to get his ID, sir, his driver's licence.
Philando Castile had been pulled over because his rear light wasn't
working and apparently told the officer he had
a legally-purchased concealed weapon with him in the car.
Mr Castile had worked as a cafeteria supervisor
Protesters converged on the governor's mansion,
draping it with police tape, taken from the scene of the shooting
and giving angry voice to now familiar cries.
Then, Diamond Reynolds stepped before the crowd.
The police put four, five shots into him for no reason.
It's the latest in a long line of police shootings involving
African-Americans and the second high-profile incident this week.
This is footage from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, showing a black man,
Alton Stirling, being held down by police and shot several times.
So another police shooting, another black family left to mourn,
another racial flashpoint and this is happening
Already this year in America, 123 African-Americans have been
The fear is that this could be the start of a long, hot summer,
words which for decades have come with a sense of foreboding.
And Laura Bicker in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
What is the Minnesota police Department shame about the fatal
shooting of Philando Castile? -- saying. They have confirmed that a
black man was fatally shot by a police officer in a traffic stop.
But they have not said much more than that. The deputy chief said
that he heard about a video which had been streamed live, but at the
time of speaking he had not seen it. Maybe he has now. We are waiting for
more information from him. The governor has already said the state
Department of criminal apprehension will conduct an investigation. He
has also said he has called the White House to see of the Justice
Department can conduct a separate investigation, bringing in federal
investigators, but that is still being assessed. In front of the
Governor's mention we have got 200 people that have gathered to talk
about what happened and prayed, express anger and call for change.
Barbara, on that point about a possible justice to bond
investigation, a Minnesota Congressman has called for that as
well. Can you talk us through the significance of that if it happens?
Well, the Justice Department investigation was just today
announced and this is a civil right investigation being conducted. It is
not clear if the Justice Department would conduct a similar type of
investigation but if it did it would see it as a racially motivated
incident. That is something that people here definitely believe. It
is also interesting these investigations are being called now.
It seems to me more than before. I do not know if a man being killed by
a policeman, but we are hearing about it a lot more and this video
which went viral that Philando Castile's girlfriend filmed is the
latest in when these things get filmed it draws national attention
to them. Let's go to Laura Bicker. She is in Louise Young were Altman
Stirling was killed. What is the impact on the killing in Minnesota
having on the community where you are, already in morning? We have
just heard from the lawyers for the Altman Stirling family. They called
it an epidermis. They said that it is time to organise action. They
called for more peaceful protest. They said it is time to say, no
more. That is the kind of reaction they are having here. There are
hundreds if not thousands of people lining up the streets and this is
where Altman Stirling was killed. He used to sell CDs. They have kept a
presence here throughout. They want to keep up the pressure on the
police and local representatives to what they said is about getting
justice the Altman Stirling. It is interesting following on from what
Barbara has said. When you speak to one of the representatives here, his
job is to follow the police scanners when there is about to be any kind
of action and film it. They said they have already been many
incidents here. The difference with Altman Stirling is it is on tape,
not just once, but twice. That has outraged people here and right
across the country. When it comes to the presence here and calling for
justice, they do not believe the investigation will be transparent
enough and do not trust it. But they say that is all they have got to
hang onto at the moment. Laura in Louise Young and Barbara in
Minnesota, thank you both. -- Louisiana.
Britain is on track to have its second female Prime Minister.
In their ballot to select a new party leader,
Conservative MPs whittled down the list to two women -
Theresa May, the current Home Secretary -
Michael Gove, one of the key figures in the campaign
for Britain to leave the EU, came third in today's ballot.
Our Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg has more -
a warning, her report does contain flash photography.
Miles ahead of both her rivals today, her supporters already
This vote shows the Conservative Party can come together
We need proven leadership to negotiate the best deal for leaving
the European Union, to unite our party and our country and to make
Britain a country that works not for the privileged
In the grand rooms of Westminster the
Therefore Michael Gove, having the lowest
number of votes, has been eliminated from the ballot.
With Michael Gove out and the Energy Minister Andrea
Leadsom trailing, Mrs May's supporters were delighted.
Not in Number Ten yet but she has just won
the very clear endorsement of the majority of Tory MPs.
Her backers hope her experience makes her the
She can truly say as we go to the country that she is
Are you surprised by how strong the result was?
She got 165 earlier, that is overwhelming in
itself and to go even further, touching 200 is a clear indication
of what parliamentarians think we need of our
Traditional Tories are excited by Andrea Leadsom.
The Eurosceptic Energy Minister, is far less experienced
and her colleagues need assurances about her record,
is excited enough to march along the river
in an unusual show Conservative support.
Before the Referendum she was hardly known.
I feel that having played a part in showing this
country the prospects for us outside the EU, I
just felt I needed to put myself forward, to offer to lead the way
through it, because I really believe in it.
Just a couple of days into the race she's already been
I spent the best part of ten years in Visa and
Barclays and the best part of ten years in Invesco.
I have also had a part-time job in Sainsbury's,
I started life as a 14-year-old silver service waitress.
My CV is incredibly varied and it is all
And I think, you know, this is ridiculous.
Her backers think she can win over the Tory members who
I love the idea of two women battling it out and showing us how
The Justice Secretary Michael Gove betrayed his friend Boris Johnson
I am naturally disappointed I have not
been able to make it through to the final
This is a moment Theresa May's will treasure.
A more successful start to the race than
But now MPs lose control and the contest goes to
Its the Conservative party, not Parliament, that makes the call.
President Obama is currently on his way to a NATO summit in Warsaw.
The UK's exit from the EU, tensions with Russia and the ongoing
war in Syria are all due to be on the agenda.
This is Mr Obama's fifth NATO summit, and is likely to be his last
To find out a more about what we can expect from this summit, let's speak
to Former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, Admiral James Stavridis.
Thank you for being with us. Thank you. There is so much on the table
at this summit. Let's start with Afghanistan. The president announced
he will keep 8400 troops in Afghanistan through the end of next
year. Do you expect Nato allies will also up their contributions? I very
much do. The ratio has been consistent through the 15 years of
this campaign. Two US soldiers for everyone Nato. I think if the US
will keep around 8500 I think the Allies will go up about 4000 troops.
I am very confident of that. It has been a very solid arrangement and
will help Afghanistan. Moving to Islamic State where they have been a
spate of attacks by that group in the last few weeks, most recently in
Baghdad, what could Nato, with on the fight against Islamic State?
First of all, you're going to see Nato deploying what are called the
airborne early warning aircraft. They are huge aeroplanes with large
domes on top. They are very sophisticated with radar systems and
they can do a lot for air control over that battle space and can
monitor the communications which are going on in the area. Secondly and
more important even than that, I think we will see Nato signing up to
a training mission in Iraq to support their security forces, with
the ponderings of boots on the ground really going after Islamic
State and thirdly, Nato will commit to doing more in special forces and
intelligence. They need to up their game against Islamic State and I
think they will do that coming out of this summit. Is that enough of a
contribution from them in the fight against Islamic State? I think it is
insufficient. I think we need at least a total of 15-20,000 Western
troops involved in this fight. Right now in total we have probably got
about half that. Maybe 10,000 in total. That is being generous. I
think Nato needs to put more troops on the ground. Probably another
10,000. It would be a heavy lift from Nato but the things I have
outlined would be a step in that direction. On the question of
Russian aggression in Ukraine, how will Nato response to that? More
forces on the eastern border? No question. I think you still allies,
the Baltic states, Latvia, that the winner, Poland and Rumania, all
those states formally part of either the Soviet Union or the Warsaw Pact
are very nervous. They watched Russia invaded Georgia in 2008 and
Ukraine in 2014 and the annexation of crummy air. They are seeing
aggressive Russian behaviour with many exercises. -- the Crimean 's. I
think they will deploy in the Baltics and Poland and they will
come from the US and United Kingdom, Germany and perhaps Canada, we will
learn more after the summit. Those forces will be the means of
deterrence against Russia. You will see that coming out of the summit.
Will that annoy Russia and threaten whatever cooperation varies over
Syria? This is always the dialogue we have to have. I say that the
annoying thing was the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Annex
Asian. That is beyond annoying. I think Nato is rightfully stepping up
a deterrent. -- the Annex Asian. -- the Annex Inc. We do not want to
stumble back. The Secretary-General has said that we need high-level
dialogue with Russia. I think you will see the reassurance and
deterrence and moving battalions will stop you will also see an olive
branch asking for higher level dialogue. It will be choppy waters
both ways. Thinking very much. My pleasure.
Now, let's look at some of the day's other news.
Iraqi officials say the number of people killed in Sunday's suicide
bombing in Baghdad is now known to be 281.
The attack targeted a shopping complex in a Shia Muslim district.
The so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the bombing,
the deadliest in the country since the 2003 US-led invasion.
The German parliament has passed a new law defining rape -
clarifying that "No means no", even if a victim did not fight back.
Critics have argued that Germany has long lagged behind other developed
nations when it comes to its rape laws.
The new law classifies groping as a sex crime, and makes it easier
At least 21 people have been injured, some of them seriously,
after an explosion went off on a commuter train in Taipei.
The capital's official news agency is reporting local police as saying
the explosive looked like a firecracker.
Taiwan's Premier has ordered government agencies to form a team
Flood relief and rescue efforts have been stepped up
in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been hit
Transport links and water and power supplies in the city
A typhoon is expected to push more rain into already flooded
But for now, the rain there has stopped, allowing residents to take
I will try and show you how one tiny corner of this city is coping with
this. Look at this. The water has been like this since six o'clock on
Wednesday morning. As you can see it has cut of the whole compound. The
lifts are out, we are told but there is electricity and running water.
Dozens of people insist on staying inside.
They are packing up some things. We have walked up 11 flights of stairs.
It looks like nothing has changed in here. They are taking what they can
and then they are going back on the boat and going outside to try again.
They have been toing and froing all day. Some people have been
retrieving what they can from their apartment. It is sunny and there is
no rain but the worry is there is a typhoon coming in the next 36 hours.
That could mean even more rain. Terrible flooding they are in Wuhan.
-- there are in Wuhan. -- here in Wuhan full dash. --.
FBI Director James Comey has defended his decision not
to recommend criminal charges against Presidential candidate
Hilary Clinton over her use of a private email server
during her time as Secretary of State.
Comey said she did not break the law or mislead investigators.
However Republicans said Mrs Clinton received special treatment
Anthony Zurcher is here to talk us through this.
The chair said he was mystified and confused and said they would call
out the mistakes made but they do not recommend indictment. They said
the key was criminal intent. Did Linton intends to commit a crime
when she was sending it from the private e-mail server? They also
said you cannot be grossly negligent with classified information but that
has only been prosecuted one time in the last 100 years. -- you can be.
He did not think there was any legal precedent for pursuit of this
against Hillary Clinton. Did Republicans get anything out of this
that they can use against Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the
election? Again, there was classified material on her e-mail
server at the time. He did say there were only three instances of
e-mails... That was without any classified markings at the top. He
said there was a small number in his press conference will stop but
sitting there and detailing some of the ways in which Hillary Clinton
has said things in public which do not chime with the facts of the
investigation, that can be harmful in the Court of public opinion, if
not the legal one. Some Republicans think that Donald Trump has missed
an opportunity with this because he has been too busy defending a
controversial tweet. He is in town. What is he doing? He is meeting
congressional leaders in the House of Representatives. Standing room
only. Apparently it went fairly well. He went through his standard
speech and he talked about Saddam Hussein and was once again praised
for being tough on terrorism. He met with senators and got into an
argument in the meeting about his criticisms of Mexicans in the past.
I think people walked out feeling that he had been less sure about
Donald Trump than they did when they walked in. Thank you very much for
that update. Well, there are still four months
to go before voters head to the polls to decide this election
- and the only certainty is that women will be decisive in choosing
who makes it to the White House. But what are female voters looking
for in a candidate - and how do Hillary Clinton
and Donald Trump stack up? The BBC's Katty Kay has been
looking for the answers. You call women new do not like fat
pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. Only Rosie O'Donnell.
Donald Trump's rhetoric towards women has become a flash point in a
presidential election pitting a man against a woman. It is said to be
the most agenda driven election in US history, with Hillary Clinton the
first ever female nominee for the White House. More women vote in
America than men. Research has showed that they have decided the
last five US elections. Donald Trump is currently polling worse with
women than any presidential candidate 's 1972. Millions of women
did vote for him in the primaries. One is Lynn Ryan. She will be a
Pennsylvania delegate at the Republican convention. She owns a
gardening business and likes his views on trade. I think he will do
the best job to keep us safe and try and grow the economy. He definitely
knows how to run a business. We are going to Philadelphia and we are
going to win! Thank you and God bless you! She is clearly not moved
by the historic nature of the Hillary Clinton candidacy. For many
American women the possibility of putting a woman in the White House
after 44 male presidents is irresistible. Is it important for
you that she is a woman and would either first woman president? Of
course! It is so important. Her campaign has thrown up an
interesting phenomenon. A generational gap among female
voters. Older women seem to support Hillary Clinton because they
urgently want a female president and they want it now. Younger women tend
to feel confident they are going to get one at some point in their
lifetime and they are just not sure that they want Hillary Clinton. Amy,
a Democratic senator from Minnesota, inks Hillary Clinton is able to
successfully reach younger women voters. -- thinks. You have got a
generation that did not see her in those roles. Many of them were
hardly voting when she was secretary of state. She needs to introduce
herself in a non-primary setting when it is her against Donald Trump.
This is a classic swing voter. Economic lead Conservative at
socially liberal. She has voted Republican and Democrat in the past.
She is struggling with who to support this year. We need to
regulate the economic 's in this country more. That is probably my
draw a little bit too Donald Trump. He is a businessman. He has that
economic ground and has made a successful business of it. Her
foreign policy background draws me to her. I feel more confident in
having somebody that has sat at the table and held the positions she has
had. I am very torn between being a businesswoman and being a woman. Of
course, nobody knows exactly how many women will vote, or which
candidate they will vote for. If we did, we would already be able to say
who is going to win. What we do know is women will decide who lives in
the White House after Aric Obama, whether it is America's 45th male
president or its first woman. -- after President Obama.
And you can see more on Katty's analysis of what women want in this
Check your local listings, wherever you are.
Well, that's all for now but you can always find all of the latest
From me Laura Trevelyan and the rest of the team, goodbye.
Hello. A funny weather story to come in the next few days. A
south-westerly wind continues to drag in humidity across the country.
This low pressure will bring sharp showers and a deep area of low
pressure developing which will bring heavy and persistent rain into the