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President Obama says America is united in sorrow
after the killing of five policemen in Dallas, but the actions of a few
in macro and demented individual who carried out those attacks in Dallas,
he is no more representative of African Americans than the shooter
in Charleston was representative of white Americans. -- a demented
individual. After a search of the gunman's house
- police find weapons Taking cover in South Sudan's
capital - where rival There are reports at least 100
people have been killed. One of the two women vying to be
the next British Prime Minister says she's "disgusted" that the Times
newspaper quoted her saying being a mother will make
her a better leader. Also coming up: It's
Serena Williams - again. The top seeded American beats
Angelique Kerber of Germany to take her seventh Wimbledon
singles title in straight sets We start in Dallas, where the city
continues to mourn the killings It happened it downtown Dallas -
during a peaceful march against the separate shootings
of two black men by police. Well in the last few hours -
President Obama has rejected the notion that - the country
has returned to some He said the main suspect -
Micah Johnson - who had told police he wanted to kill white people,
especially white officers - is not representative
of all African-Americans. We cannot let the actions of a few
define all of us. The demented individual who carried out those
attacks in Dallas, he is no more representative of African Americans
than the shooter in Charleston was representative of white Americans.
Or the shooter in Orlando, or San Bernardino, were representative of
Muslim Americans. -- nor were the shooters in Orlando, or San
Bernardino, representative of Muslim Americans.
Well after a search of Micah Johnson's house -
police found weapons and bomb-making material.
From Dallas - here's our North America correspondent - James Cook.
In Texas and across the United States, the men and women
The attack here in Dallas was the deadliest on
Denise Saucedo's husband was an officer here for ten years.
We need to start loving one another, instead of hating one another.
Micah Johnson was a US reservist and served in Afghanistan.
His social media postings revealed an interest
He told police he wanted to kill white police officers.
Gunmen turning a peaceful protest into an act of violent revenge.
Police found bomb-making equipment and an arsenal of
But far from coming together after the latest killings,
In Atlanta and elsewhere thousands of Americans are still taking
to the streets to protest against the police.
In Dallas they are preparing to say goodbye to five police
officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
At times it feels like this has become the motif
This time, the shrine is dominated by the colour blue.
But the flowers, the prayers, the heartbreaking messages
are the same, this, somehow, has become routine.
Our correspondent David Willis is in Dallas.
All their fears are where you are back there could be reprised
attacks? -- that there could be. There are concerns. But the
president today very much looking to dampen down any suggestions that
America is fundamentally divided along racial lines. He denied
suggestions that America had gone back to the bad racial relations of
the 1960s. He stressed there was unity in many forms. Unity amongst
Americans of all sorts of races and backgrounds in condemning the
attacks which took place just behind me a few days ago. He also said that
people needed to come together to support the police force, to give
them the backing they needed, whilst also the country addressed these
apparent disparities in the treatment of racial minorities by
the police force. As far as division and are concerned, Barack Obama made
no secret of the fact he believes America is polarised when it comes
to this issue of gun control. He said the reason there were tensions
in many communities here between the police and the public was because
the police went into those communities knowing that there were
a large number of guns. He is due here next week. He is cutting short
a trip to Europe. He will be looking to build consensus here on the
ground. This is a city which is not used the sort of things which took
place on Thursday night. A lot of people, nonetheless, will be looking
to the president to give them reassurance. Many are shocked and in
disbelief. Thank you.
The world's youngest country is facing renewed violence.
Reports from South Sudan say more than a hundred people,
mainly soldiers, have been killed in clashes between supporters
of President Salva Kiir and his former rival,
There's a heavy military presence on the streets
of the capital Juba and few people are venturing out.
Fierce fighting erupted outside Statehouse while president
Salva Kiir and his former enemy, Riek Machar,
They were giving a press conference about South Sudan's
many challenges, including a failing economy and outbreaks of
violence in many parts of the country.
The vice President's plea for people to stop fighting appeared
We are calling on all of the population,
all the South Sudanese, whether they are armed or not armed,
Your government is making efforts to ensure that the peace
The scene outside Statehouse was one of carnage.
A doctor said so many bodies were taken to the main
South Sudan is supposed to be marking its fifth
Instead violence has come to the heart of its capital city.
The country has been ripped apart by conflict for most of its young
Much of it between forces loyal to Salva Kiir and Riek Machar.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed and nearly 2 million
A number of peace deals have been signed, but so
Talk about Britain leaving the Europe has been overshadowed by the
Conservative leadership race. There has also been a row over the role of
motherhood by Andrea Leadsom. She suggested to the Times newspaper she
would be a better newspaper than her rival, Theresa May, because she is a
mother. Andrea Leadsom fiercely criticised the newspaper's coverage
but the Times newspaper stands by the story and released an -- a video
of the interview. The outside in the race, the
Eurosceptic energy minister who is exciting traditional Tories.
But the mother of three is facing criticism for an interview
in The Times in which she suggested being a parent makes her a better
This morning, outside her Northamptonshire home,
I was repeatedly asked about my children, and I repeatedly
made it clear that I did not want this to be in any way
I am disgusted at the way this has been presented.
I want to be crystal clear that everyone has an equal stake
in our society and in the future of our country.
But being a mum was a big part of her message during
I did a stint as city minister, and I am a mum.
It is clear that she wasn't trying to be cruel to Theresa May, but it
has shown her inexperience and, some say, her lack of judgment, crucial
if you want to be Prime Minister. Her team are making an official
complaint to The Times. The journalist who did the interview is
standing by her story. I don't think it is gutted journalism, it is
journalism. Accurate journalism. I asked a question, she answered, I
reported what she said. She is trying to become Prime Minister of
this country. Theresa May made a pledge
for a clean campaign. No official response from her today
but she reposted it on social media. Despite appeals for unity,
after a fractious referendum campaign,
the Conservative leadership campaign is already off
to a controversial start. There is concern over the threat
posed by the so-called Islamic State. And Russia's intervention in
the Ukraine. Our correspondent is at the summit.
The Nato alliance meets every two years.
The summit was described as decisive and historic. A lot of focus was on
putting the final details together of a new brigade which will stretch
across the eastern flank of Nato, across three Baltic states, as well
as eastern Poland. Three to 4000 troops being deployed in response to
a Russian threat, Nato says that exist in response to Russia's
seizure of Crimea in 2014. NU Corporation pact was also signed
with the European Union which will focus on everything from maritime
controls to cybercrime. But Russia was made the main topic in many of
the sessions. -- a new corporation pact. I asked them why they felt it
was necessary to deploy troops on the eastern borders. Because we see
a more assertive Russia. A Russia that has substantially built up its
military capabilities over many years. Which is training its forces
in a more aggressive posture. Which has used military force against
neighbours. And taken apart of another country, Crimea, and
therefore Nato needs to respond. It is responding in a proportionate
way. We need political dialogue, as well. A lot of emphasis on
solidarity and resolve here among Nato member states. But the US
president used this summit to remind the members that they had committed
to spending 2% of their GDP on defence. Something not all Nato
members are doing now. The majority of allies are still not hitting that
2% mark. An obligation we agreed to. We had a candid conversation about
this. There is a recognition, given the range of threats we face in the
capabilities we need, and everybody has to step up and everybody has to
do better. Barack Obama has now left this national football stadium here
in Warsaw. Nato leaders will leave this summit one by one. They didn't
go away without making another commitment, and that is to the
mission which has long been described as a defining mission for
the Nato alliance, and that is the involvement in Afghanistan. Many
Nato armies pulled out their combat troops in 2013 and 2014, but the US
is continuing to maintain 4500 troops. Many Nato countries are
still helping with training. When I spoke to Afghanistan's Chief
Executive Doctor I asked whether there was relief at a time when
Taliban attacks were on the rise. That's true. -- chief Executive
officer. But if you put it into context there were times when there
were 100,000 troops altogether, international troops, now despite
the high number of casualties that our people have suffered in
sacrifices that our troops have made, the burden of responsibility,
the large share of responsibility, is on the soldiers of our own
forces. That is a big change since 2002. It has never been like this.
So many Afghans have been asking when will this war end. 2015, the
highest number of casualties since they were recorded. 15,000 last year
and many more this year. That is the unfortunate suffering of our people
that has continued. If the security notion has changed worldwide, there
is a new phenomena called IS, and we are not immune to that. That brings
to an end another Nato summit. Along with other countries who are looking
to join, including Jordan and Macedonia. It was a summit where
they look East to this new brigade in response to a Russian threat. But
it is a threat they say they will deal with with a mixture of
deterrence and dialogue. They also looked west to the consequences of
Britain deciding to leave the European Union. There was some
anxiety over that. But also anxiety as Nato looks south, not just to the
continuing challenges in Afghanistan, but the rise of the
Islamic State, the efforts to stop it in Iraq and Syria. It also brings
to an end our coverage of this Warsaw summit. For me and our teams
at the national football stadium in Warsaw, it is goodbye and back to
you in London. She has done it again, Serena
Williams wins her seventh Wimbledon title in straight sets.
Angela Eagle has says she will announce a bit for the leadership of
the Labour Party on Monday. After accusing Jeremy Corbyn of failing to
lead an organised and effective opposition. The development comes
after Tom Watson called off talks with unions aimed at resolving the
stand-off. Jeremy Corbyn has said he will stay and fight any challenge
and called for unity in the party. This is about solidarity. The Tory
government tried to destroy it. We have a choice. Do we go together in
solidarity going forward to improve the lives of everyone, or do we
allow brutality to divide us? Brutality that divides us and
scapegoats minorities in order to turn us in on ourselves, rather than
unite against the forces that are trying to divide us.
This is BBC world News. The headlines: Barack Obama says America
is united in sorrow after the killing of five policemen in Dallas.
And that the actions of the few cannot define a country.
Reports from South Sudan saying more than 100 people, mainly soldiers,
have been killed in rival faction fighting.
People who knew Micah Johnson have been talking about their impressions
of him. Akwete Tyehimba is the owner
of a community book shop and met You met him back in May. What did
you make of him? That particular day was a positive day for our
community. We were having a Malcolm X community festival, celebrating
the birthday of Malcolm X. There could have been 600 people there
that day. He walked into the book store. Somebody introduced him to
me. He seemed to be a very strong, confident young man. Very polite.
Very nice. He was thrilled to be inside of a book shop like this. He
said he had never seen anything like this. All of this information on
history, you know, and everything like that. He seemed very confident.
Did he indicate it all some of the views he has expressed towards the
police, saying he wanted to shoot white people, particularly white
police officers? This is in the wake of the shooting of two black men by
police officers. Not at all. It was my first time meeting him, like I
said, and I did not see him any time after that. No, no expressions of
anger, no expressions of, you know, any type of radicalism. Just someone
who seemed to be searching for a sense of self. Someone who wanted to
be a part of changing humanity as a whole, I think. I just don't think I
had any idea of something like this. There have been several high-profile
shootings of black men by police officers in the United States.
Barack Obama said this cannot justify the actions of Micah
Johnson, but did he express any frustrations with the police force?
He did not express any frustrations at all with the police. But I think
many people here that day, as many people in America today expressed
frustrations of what we saw on the videos earlier this week. Two videos
showing point-blank shootings that resulted in two black men dying. I
think the frustrations were pretty high this week. We were all trying
to be proactive. Because we felt the tension in the air. Trying to plan
meetings later this week. But, you know, unfortunately later that
day... I'm interested in what you make of the shootings this week of
the five officers, and the two black men who were shot dead early in the
week. Of course, we are all saddened. To ask it was a very sad
day -- to us it was a very sad day when the shootings happened. We just
could not believe what was happening before our eyes. None of us could
believe it. But... On the other hand we don't see it as an attack on
police personally. It was an attack on this system of oppression that
many people feel has unjustly treated them over the years. It was
not an attack on police, it was an attack on an unjust system where you
have seen almost 600 police shootings so far this year. We were
grieving. You know, the death of these police officers, because they
were just common, working people like all of us, trying to take care
of their families. On the other hand we were grieving and frustrated by
the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. We were all very
hurt. In tears on Monday when we saw the video. Tuesday in tears when we
saw the video. And then Wednesday in tears when the shooting occurred. I
appreciate your thoughts. Thank you very much.
Let's get some sports now. What a performance by Serena Williams
today. Amazing. She has matched Steffi
Graf's record of 22 grand slam titles and a seventh at Wimbledon.
She beat Angelique Kerber in straight sets.
Ruthless determination has made Serena Williams and relentlessly
dominant. 22 grand slam titles make this unmistakably her era of the
game. Few athletes transcend their sport into superstardom. In
Angelique Kerber she faced an opponent who had beaten her in the
Australian Open final. But so often Williams says her best force to
court. And even with so many titles to her name still she shows the
aggression of a player seeking her first. Angelique Kerber was holding
her own in the opening exchanges but lost her nerves in the final game of
the first set. Williams taking it 7-5. To have any success against
Serena Williams requires the mental resolve to respond and Angelique
Kerber was determined to show off her own skills. Shot of the match.
Serena Williams applauds. This was a day where Williams' power would
prove too much. This, her response to Angelique Kerber's first and only
break point in the match. When the American gained the second set
advantage there no coming back. Irresistible, majestic. In a class
of her own. A Centre Court storyline with a familiar ending. This, her
seventh Wimbledon title takes her to a record. Making history happens to
her naturally. More cause for celebration for her
later, she claimed her sixth women's doubles title. Chris Froome has
taken the overall race leader at the Tour de France after winning the
eighth stage in the Pyrenees mountains. He broke away from the
leading pack at the last climb of the day. He got ten bonus seconds
for winning the stage. He is 16 seconds ahead of Adam Yates in the
overall standings. He will be in for a hard day on Sunday after a
mountainous stage and finishing in the principality of Andorra.
Thanks very much. That is it from me. Thank you for being with the
programme. From me and the rest of the team, do have a lovely evening.
It is feeling very warm and muddy across many parts of the country
this evening. Weather you had the sunshine during the day or the cloud