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The main suspect in the killing of five police officers in Dallas
is named as Micah Johnson - a former army reservist who'd
The suspect said he was upset at white people.
The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, specially
President Obama has called the shooting a despicable act -
and ordered flags to half mast as a sign of respect
Nato leaders formally approve the deployment of a force
in the Baltic states and Poland designed to deter any
And Andy Murray makes it through to the Wimbledon final
where he'll face Milos Raonic - the first Canadian ever
It was the deadliest day for police in America since the September
Five officers shot dead - another seven injured.
The main suspect has been named as Micah Johnson.
Police say he was upset about the recent police
And had stated that he wanted to kill white people.
Well the attack began at 8:45 on Thursday evening
It happened as a peaceful protest made its way through Main Street.
when it reached this crossroads, gunfire broke out.
Our North America Correspondent - James Cook reports from Dallas.
In downtown Dallas, this is the moment a peaceful
The crowd was demonstrating against police violence when one
man apparently decided to seek his own bloody vengeance.
There was panic as the crowd and the police tried to figure out
It's a sniper from up here somewhere.
And, as ever, in the America of 2016, the horror
Michael Bautista was in the thick of it.
They're shooting right now and there's an officer down.
It's coming from the right over there from around these buildings.
There had to have been five or six cops getting shot down.
Police poured into the area, running towards the danger,
heavily armed but, at the same time, suddenly exposed and fragile.
This footage seems to capture a gunman, on the street by now,
murdering at point-blank range, in scenes that are too
Eventually, after a shoot-out lasting several hours,
police sent in a robot to blow up a suspect.
We cornered one suspect and we tried to negotiate for several hours.
Negotiations broke down, we had an exchange of
We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot, for it
Police arrested and released two men and a woman, and the chief says
the suspect who died had told negotiators he was working alone.
He's been identified by US media as 25-year-old Micah Johnson -
a former US Army reservist, seen here in pictures
The suspect said he was upset at white people.
The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people,
And now the faces of the dead are beginning to emerge.
Brent Thompson was 43 and had just got married.
Patrick Zamarripa said he was addicted to the thrill
His family said they were mourning a hero, remarks echoed
Today is a wrenching reminder of the sacrifices
We also know that, when people are armed with powerful weapons,
unfortunately, it makes attacks like these more deadly
And, in the days ahead, we're going to have to consider
Some of the police officers here have told me that they have
friends who didn't make it last night.
And yet they're out here in force again today,
protecting a crime scene which sprawls for several blocks
around the building here, where the shooting began.
And across Texas, across the United States, they are praying.
This was the deadliest attack on US law enforcement since 9/11,
revealing a country in turmoil, convulsed by controversy about guns,
The protest in Dallas was mirrored in other cities across the country.
Where there has been fury - over the force used by police
This week - the shootings of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana
Our correspondent Nick Bryant - has been assessing
This week, America celebrated its national birthday, July the 4th.
But what seems to be uniting this country right now is not an idea,
an aspiration, a dream, but rather, feelings
Saint Paul, Minnesota started as a focal point last night
for vigils and demonstrations which unfolded in New York,
No words can express the way that we feel.
And here, the main speaker was the mother of Philando Castile,
the school cafeteria worker shot dead by a policeman.
It was my son today, but it could be yours tomorrow,
or yours the next day, or your grandmother,
50 years after the landmark civil rights reforms of the 1960s,
many African-Americans still feel they are second-class citizens.
It has fuelled the Black Lives Matter campaign.
Why, in 2016, we're still talking about,
Why do we have to keep saying, we're human?
The mood this morning in Saint Paul was very different.
A handful of people where yesterday thousands had gathered.
But fury quickly came to the surface over the events here and in Dallas.
And I'm sorry to their families, that you feel what we feel.
But I'm going to tell you something, and don't think this is insensitive.
Many hoped that the election of the country's first
African-American president could heal the breach
in race relations, that it would usher in what was called
Well let's get more on this Kimberly Kindy is a journalist
with the Washington Post - she joins me now from their newsroom.
You've been looking at data about fatal shootings for some time -
What have you found? We started investigating after Ferguson. The
FBI were woefully under counting the number. In our efforts we have found
that fatal police shootings are up by 6%. At this point last year,
there were 465 people who had been killed. As of June 30th, we had 491
people who had been killed. A 6% increase. The other thing we found
was that more and more these incidents are being captured by
video. An increase of 38% over last year. We also, this year, in the
second year effort, we are looking with much greater depth at the
officers themselves. Beginning to gather more information on them. The
first piece of this that we rolled out this week was that most of the
officers who shot and killed people, at least this year, have been
veterans, rookie officers, with one to three years experience. They only
represented less than 20% than the largest group with ten or more years
of experience, they represent the largest group of shooters.
Interesting that most of the officers you found are quite
experienced. Why is that? There are a number of theories. We have spoken
to criminologists, police experts, and the operating theories are that
we have a number of veteran officers that have not gone through the new
style of training. The old style of training was rush in, aggressively
take control of a situation, and force people to comply if they don't
immediately comply with your demands. The new style of training
teaches officers to use different tactics. In situations where
de-escalation tactics could work. Taking cover. Perhaps call in other
offices for back-up. Sometimes that will save the lives of officers and
will save the lives of civilians. But that kind of new style of
training really is just beginning. Veteran officers have not
necessarily been through that. Another theory also was that a lot
of veteran officers sign up for high profile high risk assignments.
Traffic stops can be incredibly dangerous. They quite often sign up
for those because they get good overtime pay. They are dangerous.
Those are some of the theories as to why we are seeing more veterans
versus Rockies firing these shots. -- rookies. Thanks very much.
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Now a look at some of the day's other news.
The population of the European Union increased by nearly two million last
The EU statistics agency revealed that it rose to 510 million,
largely due to the influx of refugees and migrants,
And for the first time the EU recorded more deaths than births
Indian company Tata Steel has announced it's to postpone plans
to sell some of its UK operations, including the Port Talbot
plant in South Wales, where thousands of jobs are at risk.
The company has said it has started discussions with "strategic players
in the steel industry" - and is considering a possible joint
venture with German firm Thyssenkrupp over the future
A former model has been awarded a $97 million divorce
settlement from her Saudi billionaire ex husband -
after he divorced her and married a younger woman.
Christian Estrada - who was married to Sheikh Walid Juffali
for more than twelve years - said that she needed almost two
for more than twelve years - said that she needed almost
?200 million to meet what she called her "reasonable needs".
Nato has said it doesn't want to isolate Russia -
despite its decision to deploy thousands of troops to the eastern
Meeting at a summit in Warsaw, Nato leaders have approved
the deployment of four thousand troops in Estonia, Lithuania,
They're specifically aimed at deterring threats from Russia,
in the light of what happened in Ukraine and Crimea.
Nato leaders also discussed the consequences of the UK's
Our Chief International correspondent Lyse
Nato often stresses defence, deterrence, and dialogue. In Warsaw
it is very much the deterrent side which is the key focus for their
discussions. With the establishment of this new brigade along with what
they call their eastern flank, a new brigade with four battalions
stretching across four Baltic states. Nato members, most of all
Germany, have tried to emphasise to Moscow that this isn't meant to be
something aggressive towards Russia. They are still open to dialogue. But
that has meant an angry response from Moscow today as the Nato summit
got underway, saying that the idea there was a threat from Russia was
actually absurd. Another aspect Russia is very concerned about is
not just this new brigade, but also the sanctions which are taking their
toll on the Russian economy. It is for that reason there is concern, a
concern in many ways, about Britain's decision to leave the
European Union. Britain has long been a strong voice within the
European Union for maintaining sanctions against Russia. When I met
Philip Hammond I asked him whether or not there would now be a wobble
in the EU about maintaining those sanctions against Russia.
We remain a full member of the European Union. We will do for some
time to come yet. We will continue to make the arguments, as we've done
over the last couple of years, to stiffen the resolve of partners to
maintain these sanctions. I am sure that we will be able to maintain a
robust stance over Russia's aggression in Ukraine. But it is a
different question over whether in the future a European Union without
Britain in it will have the same political will to do these things. I
hope it will. Because economic sanctions are a very good way of
dealing with this kind of aggression where we are, frankly, not willing
to make a military response ourselves but we do want to send a
clear signal that actions have costs to those who are mounting the
aggression. British leaders are also trying to send a strong signal here
that when it comes to Britain's membership of Nato its place at the
top table it will not change. It will remain now and in the future a
strong member of the transatlantic alliance. Brexit isn't formally on
the agenda here, but everyone is talking about it and expressing
anxiety is over what will happen to Britain's defence spending, what
will happen to the relationship, really crucial relationship, between
Nato and the EU. All of the leaders here are trying to send out a signal
to say they will -- there will continue to be a strong relationship
between Britain, Nato, and Europe. And they also say in it that both to
reach out and send a strong message to Russia, as well.
Stay with us on BBC World News, still to come:
The build-up to the final of 2016. Everyone has got the final they were
hoping for. It is France against Portugal on Sunday and the
excitement is already building. The headlines: The chief suspect of
the Dallas shootings that have left five police officers dead has been
named as 25-year-old Micah Johnson. He served in Afghanistan. Barack
Obama called the shooting of a despicable attack. The Dallas police
chief said it was a well-planned, evil tragedy.
The Islamic State group says it's behind an attack near a Shia
mausoleum in the town of Balad - north of Baghdad, which has killed
It comes days after almost 300 people were killed in the worst
single bombing in Baghdad since Saddam Hussein was toppled.
Here's our Middle East Correspondent, Jeremy
The entrance to the shrine in Balad has been badly damaged. The shrine
itself has been untouched, but here, where there were shops, it is really
very badly damaged. What the people are saying is that around midnight
four jihadists gunmen came in. Heavily armed. And there was a gun
battle lasting one to two hours. Finally the men blew themselves up.
They have taken a lot of lives with them. A lot of people wounded, as
well. All this is happening because the jihadists of IS have been under
attack. That is why they hit back last weekend in Baghdad with that
enormous bomb that has killed almost, by now, 300 people as the
wounded are still dying. Here, the intention is to try to provoke a
return to the worst days of the sectarian wars of eight to ten years
ago. The idea is to try to destabilise the country, unhinge it,
if they can. IS have been losing ground in Iraq. They know that if
they lose this country it is going to be much harder for them to hang
on to what they have in Syria. And if that goes it is the end of their
dreams of a so-called caliphate. The likelihood is they will keep on
fighting, keep on hitting, continue trying to provoke another sectarian
war or a deepening of the existing sectarian war here in Iraq. So the
future, I am afraid to say, is likely to include many more of these
kinds of incidents, and many more dead.
Sunday's Wimbledon men's final will be between Britain's Andy Murray
Murray booked his place with a straight sets victory
It's his third final - he hasn't won the title since 2013.
The match they had all been waiting for, hoping to record the moment
when Andy Murray reached another Wimbledon singles final.
He has been at least this far six times in the last seven years,
and maybe that experience made the difference.
Berdych made 13 unforced errors in the first set.
In contrast, Murray was almost infallible.
Two breaks of serve to one, the first set dispatched 6-3.
Both players settled in the second and showed what they are capable of.
Although this was just to hold on to his serve early on.
Tomas Berdych has been a top ten player for more than six years now
and is more than capable of giving Murray the runaround.
They were neck and neck for six years.
Relief when Murray finally made the breakthrough
in front of a good 90% of the centre court crowd.
It was not long before they got what they wanted.
An outright winner for the second set.
Berdych had made it to the final back in 2010.
But as the third set progressed it was obvious it wasn't
As good as the Czech was, Murray was just that bit better.
COMMENTATOR: Murray continues to torment Tomas Berdych.
It would not be long before it was all over.
Just under two hours, in fact, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
Perhaps he will appreciate being that little bit
fresher for Wimbledon final number three.
He will be hoping to give British tennis fans something to really
Milos Raonic stunt Roger Federer with a dramatic five set win. Roger
Federer looked on course for victory when leading 2-1. Then he was
hampered by a thigh problem. Milos Raonic will be the first Canadian to
play in the final of a major tournament.
France's victory over Germany in Euro 2016,
which secured them a place in the final of Euro 2016.
Well understandably it led to scenes like these -
right across the country - thousands of proud French fans -
It is the first time they have won against Germany in 58 years.
France now face Portugal in the final on Sunday.
Ros Atkins is in Paris - Ros how expected was this final
Hopes must be high. The scene has been set. The weather
is good, the Eiffel Tower is looking glorious, and the French are in the
final. Something shifted last night. At the beginning of the tournament
you could walk around Paris and he would not even know anything was
happening. Lots of people not tuned in. But walking around last night,
there were people all over the streets, tooting their horns, waving
their flags, and suddenly this tournament is centre stage. France
take on Portugal on Sunday night. Despite runout though, the French
will be the favourites. They have just applied the faith people have
put in them. An incredible homecoming in Cardiff
today, as well. Yes, it's been what we have
expected. The Welsh have done well in this tournament, getting to the
semifinals where they lost to Portugal. Going through a packed
Cardiff City centre, cheered all the way from the airport and around the
city streets. Their destination was the home of Cardiff City football
club. Let me show you what happened when the team got there.
There is the slow handclap the Icelandic fans have made so popular.
A few people in Icelandic watching this might feel that it has been
pinched from them. France were doing it last night. It has become a
feature of the tournament. It is just one of the ways the French are
choosing to celebrate their amazing run through to the semis. I will be
live throughout the day on Sunday as we cover the final on BBC world
News. I will either be here or in Portugal depending on who wins,
Monday. We look forward to it. -- on who
wins come Monday. That is it from me. Have a good