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Still trying to free passengers from the wreckage. China reacts after an
international tribunal ruled against it in the South China Sea dispute.
President Obama intends to heal racial tensions as he joins Dallas
in remembering the police officers who were killed. We will be live at
the service. Follow my leader. Bernie Sanders gives his support to
Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate for the White House. I
intend to do anything I can to make sure she will be the next president
of the United States. It all ends like this. Furniture removal for
David Cameron on his last day as British-born Mr hello and welcome.
Investigators have tried to find out what caused trains declared in
southern Italy killing 23 people and injuring dozens more. Pictures of
the crash site show the extent of the damage with the front of the
carriages completely destroyed. The emergency services are still trying
to free passengers from the wreckage. Some of the injured are in
critical condition. The two trains crashed on a single stretch of
training. Our World Affairs Correspondent now reports. The two
local trains smashed into each other this morning. They carriages which
took the full impact ripped apart. They breed scattered through the
olive groves. A massive rescue operation has been underway for
hours. Teams picking their way through the mangled carriages in
search of survivors. Finding many who had been injured. Others are in
a state of complete shock. I was thrown forward. It all happened so
quickly. I saw my mum on the ground, my mother and sister bleeding. The
people on the train helpers. I am eight months pregnant. The trains
are owned by a local private company. They collided on a section
of single-track. There are reports that an automatic braking system
failed. The train drivers were unable to see each other because of
a dent in the track. A field hospital has been set up nearby.
There have been happy lives for local people to donate blood. This
has been one of the worst train crashes in Italy over the past
decade and the government has pledged that investigators will find
out what caused it. In the last few minutes, the BBC has arrived at the
crash site. This is the location of the crash happened this morning in
southern Italy. We think that at least 23 people died. Two trains
were travelling on this single real track line. They came into a head-on
collision which destroyed a different carriages of both trains.
The rescue operation is ongoing. The recovery of the wreckage is ongoing.
The Italian government have said they will do everything they can to
investigate how this will happen in such a quiet stretch of Italian
countryside, that these trains crash against each other and created so
much tragedy. This area has been turned into a risky operation. There
is a medical centre treating the injured. Some have been taken to
hospitals in the region and some relatives of the victims are also
here, waiting for news. What did cause a train crash in Italy? You'll
find the latest details on our website, including more from
reporter. All the information is on the BBC website. China has lost its
legal battle to be granted ownership of almost all the South China Sea.
An international tribunal found there is no legal basis for China to
claim rights within the so-called 9- line. It foundation had no
entitlement to the economic zone around the site. The ruling has said
China violated the Philippines's exclusive economic zone by creating
artificial islands. Beijing says it doesn't accept the ruling. This is
how China prepared for the ruling. A week of war games. In and around the
disputed area of the South China Sea.
It was of strength. All part of strength. All-party propaganda push
in the run-up to a ruling that China had already dismissed as a farce.
The BBC to over some of the disputed area last year. They are barely
specs on a map. This is near the Philippines. The rocky outposts that
China has transformed into military bases. Years of huge dredging
operations and costly construction, new landing strips and harbours
built. All that now ruled illegal. For the Philippines,
this is like a David Chinese state media instantly
dismissed it as null and void. The Philippines strongly
affirms its respect for this milestone decision as an important
contribution to ongoing efforts in addressing disputes
in the South China Sea. This is the worst possible outcome
for the Chinese government. Now, we know that Beijing is not
going to abide by this ruling. But what we don't know
is what comes next. How strongly will the
government here react? China's President Xi Jinping didn't
look like an angry man as he attended to other business -
meeting the EU's top two officials in Beijing just
after the ruling was made public. There is no doubt it
matters, though. It is a complete rejection
of China's historic claims. But it won't stop the increased
assertiveness, as China looks to expand its influence way
beyond fishing boats. Let's talk more on this. Douglas
Bader is an adviser on Asian affairs. He is now vice president at
a Washington -based fallen piracy think tank. Thank you for joining
us. China have publicly stood firm saying they would not be bound by
this ruling. RB on a course for get my attention or will China, behind
the scenes, use this as an opportunity to de-escalate? That is
the big question. I think Chinese use of military exercises and strong
propaganda push over the last few weeks could very well be an effort
to show the people of China that, whatever the outcome of the panel
review, that China had done what it could to stand up for the
traditionally understood interests in the South China Sea. Then move on
to a more constructive path. Alternatively, we could see tensions
mount a game and the hardline choice being made by the Chinese leaders.
This is a turning point. It is a time when the other concerned
governments ought to do what the Philippine president and Foreign
Secretary have done which is talk down the tensions and talk of
cooperation. Chinese media said the country would be open to join
developments for a win - win scenario. What would that look like?
There is a tremendous amount of fishing going on depleting
resources. Finding a way to governing fishing, having the rules
for fishermen with traditional right to fish there would be a good start.
There is also reputed to be oil and gas, enough to be worth recovery and
they could find ways to deal with that. They have just had a huge
clearing away by the panel in the cake of some of the things that were
complicating the potential for negotiations. We no longer have
conflicting economic zones. We no longer have islands with special
characteristics. They are all rocks now. They have less entitlement. The
US have warships in the area. They welcomed this ruling. Is this all
about, for them, regain balance of power in the Pacific? It is good for
the US. It is a good idea to keep a low profile when we go about our
normal security, economic and other diplomatic business in the region.
For China, it is a chance to take stock. They have watched the tough
measures in the region drive the neighbours into the arms of
Washington. It would be smart for China to say to itself, OK, is this
the Way we want to go or find a more constructive way to stabilise
relations with our nearby neighbours and reduce the incentives for the
years to get more involved militarily. Thank you for shedding
light on the South China Sea dispute. That is Douglas Powell over
in Washington. President Obama is due to speak at a memorial service
for five policemen covered -- killed by a sniper in Dallas. The president
and his wife will meet the families of the officers. Let's take you live
now to those memorial service is well underway and we can listen in
on matter. Policing can both be strong and smart. Men die for the
rights that this country was built on. In short, I have never been more
proud of my city. Our city. While we did nothing wrong, there is a reason
this happened here, this pace, this time in American history. This is
our chance to lead and build a new model for a community, for a city,
for our country. To do that there will be tough times ahead. We will
mourn together. Together is the key word here. We may be sad, but we
will not dwell in self pity. We may weep, but we will never whine. We
have too much work to be done. We have too many bridges to build that
we will cross together. This I know. This I know will happen. Thank you.
You are listening to Mayor Michael Rawlins of Dallas in Texas. A
memorial service for the five slain police officers who were killed by
sniper fire last week. We are expecting President Obama to address
this crowd. He cut short a trip to Europe to be here. A log of racial
tensions have heightened in recent weeks around America and this
memorial service 95 officers who lost their lives on Thursday. God,
you are uniquely qualified. Let's look at some of the other news.
Italy faces two decades of stagnant economic growth.
That's the warning from the International Monetary fund.
It would mean Italy wouldn't return to its pre-financial crisis state
By that point, the report says, its economy would be outstripped
The international airport has re-opened in the capital
of South Sudan, where a ceasefire appears to be holding.
The UN says almost forty-thousand people have been displaced
by several days of fighting between rival factions supporting
Aid workers say the humanitarian situation
"Hang on a minute, I'm busy".Is this a new way to deter
Well, it worked for this kebab shop owner in New Zealand.
Surveillance footage shows the man, armed with a gun, demand
money from Said Ahmed, who continues serving a customer
until the would - be robber - obviously confused - leaves.
It seemed like it would never happen but Bernie Sanders has FINALLY
endorsed Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee
The former rivals stood side-by-side in New Hampshire
as the Vermont Senator pledged his support.
Despite their differences, Mr Sanders said it was important
that Mrs Clinton defeats Donald Trump in November.
This campaign is not really about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or
Bernie Sanders or any other candidate who sought the presidency.
This campaign is about the needs of the American people and addressing
the very serious crises that we face. There is no doubt in my mind
that, as we head into November, Hillary Clinton is far and away the
best candidate to do that. Mrs Clinton meanwhile paid
tribute to Bernie Sanders As Bernie will tell you, talk is
cheap. We need to keep fighting to make sure everything we have stood
for Israel in the lives of people across America. This amazing country
of ours is worthy of our best efforts. This election, let's send
the message in America. In America, we don't enter each other down, we
left each other up. We build bridges, not wars. We put common
interests ahead of self-interest. We stand together because we are
stronger together. Our correspondent Gary
O'Donoghue is in Washington. He took a long time. Why did he take
so long? It did take a long time, particularly because they have been
fighting one another since the middle of last year. Bernie Sanders
went right to the end of the primary process, even though,
mathematically, he lost some time before that. He had the money to go
right through to the end. Even at the end, 27 days ago, we were
waiting to see when he was dead. Now, he has and he has used the E
word. The endorsement. That will be a relief to the Clinton campaign.
She had to stand 3/2 an hour of Bernie Sanders's speech, modelling
and agreeing all the way through and he has extracted some changes to the
Democratic platform, the party document on which they are supposed
to fight elections, namely things like an extended minimum wage,
opposition to certain trade deals and changes to health and education
care. The question will be now gone forward, just to what extent he goes
out and campaigns for and, more importantly, enthuse those young
people who turned out to rally. He did endorse, but it was a complete
love in. He used much of the rhetoric he has used for the past
few months, implying it was nothing more than a numbers game. He did say
that and he also said it is a bigger thing than about any one candidate,
white sheets did the clapping and Nottingham. It was a pretty awkward
affair, to be honest. It is probably the best they could hope for. There
clearly isn't some warm chemistry between them. They have only sat
down 1's face to face on their own and that was just on the end of the
primary process. It is a very awkward thing. He believes he has
built this revolution, political revolution, she has developed a huge
donor base, a huge activist base. Those things are really important to
Hillary Clinton. She has been around in the political sphere for two
decades. She is good to win an election on the promise of the
future. She will want to have those young people going out and
campaigning and arguing for her. Thank you for shedding light on the
nomination race as we head to the White House, 2016.
As Britain's Conservatives unite around a new leader
and Prime Minister - the opposition LABOUR party
Officials are ruling on whether the current leader
Jeremy Corby needs fresh nominations to stand again.
Meanwhile, his challenger Angela Eagle has seen
Here's our political editor Laura Kuenssberg.
A bit of politeness, please, can you all make way?
Jeremy Corbyn fought through the Labour establishment to
Can you guys be really kind for once and let
His refusal to make way, though most MPs want
him gone, mean Labour is stuck in a stalemate.
It's not about luck but the meaning of
MPs who want Mr Corbyn to quit believe that under the rules he
does not have an automatic right to stand again as leader.
But his supporters have had legal advice
It's cut and dried and eventually, we will
sort this matter out and Jeremy will remain.
Most MPs believe his useful time as leader is over, and the
rules say he would need the support of more than 50 of them to run
After dozens of resignations, that's just not likely to happen.
So in effect, this meeting could kick him out.
We have now got a new Prime Minister coming in tomorrow.
think that will concentrate everyone's minds very carefully.
Does that mean Jeremy Corbyn must go soon, if you're saying that?
Jeremy Corbyn is the elected Labour Party leader.
The build-up to the meeting has been frantic.
Mr Corbyn's allies even tried to shove one MP off
the crucial committee in
What happened to you in the middle of the
I was asleep in the middle of the night.
They went in for hours of
discussion and one big decision at the party HQ.
There is a leadership contest in Labour, so should Jeremy
Corbyn, the current leader, be allowed to stand
without getting dozens of
This isn't just some strange fuss outside
an anonymous London office block on a wet Tuesday afternoon.
The NEC is a mix of Labour MPs, union officials,
ordinary party members, and they are roughly split
between those who want Jeremy Corbyn to stay and those who
A brick was hurled through the Merseyside
office of the MP who wants to be Labour's next leader.
Then Angela Eagle had to switch venues on a
campaign tour in Luton because of threats.
T-shirt of the Corbyn-backing Momentum group, still tracked her
The leader condemned any abuse but Angela Eagle, who wants to
replace him so badly, says it's not enough.
They are being done in his name, and he needs to get control of
the people who are supporting him and make certain
this behaviour stops and
It is bullying and has absolutely no place in politics in
But Mr Corbyn does still have the muscle of
most of the unions on his side, and, it's thought, most of the party's
An attempt to kind of keep Jeremy off the paper
And I'm desperately hoping that that doesn't
I hope common sense and a bit of decency prevails at the NEC
Disquiet about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership spilled
out from Westminster's backrooms into public view long ago,
but the charge against him maybe far from over.
Laura Kuenssberg, BBC News, Westminster.
And drama of another sort in Downing Street.
David Cameron , the outgoing British Prime Minister,
The harsh reality of politics.the removal vans are in -
and Mr Cameron and his family are moving out of their home
of the last six years - just one day after he announced
he was stepping down to allow his successor,
On Wednesday, she officially becomes Prime Minister once
Mr Cameron has handed in his resignation to the Queen.
It is quite an ordeal getting our bearings. There she goes, back
again. More photographs outside her new home, number ten Downing St.
Let's take you back to the memorial for the five police officers killed
on Thursday. Our correspondent, David Willis, is in Dallas. David,
it is an emotional day. An important day. What is the mood like in
Dallas? The mood is one of great sorrow and reflectiveness. It is an
indication, perhaps, of the fine line that President Obama is
attempting to work when police on the one hand and protesters on the
other, between white and black. On the way here, on Air Force One, he
placed phone calls to the relatives of golden sterling and the Landrieu
Castillo, the two black men who died at the hands of white police
officers last week, sparking protest we haven't seen across America over
the last egos. The interfaith service got underway a short while
ago. President Obama is there. So to former President George W Bush and
the vice president. We heard from the Mayor of Dallas, Mark Rowlands,
saying we will not whine. We have too many bridges to build. I wonder
how people are reconciling the emotions today? The police officers
were slain protecting people are being commemorated here, but the
police force is intertwined with the issue of racial tensions in the
country. Absolutely. We may well see a reflection of that in the remarks
that President Obama makes today here. It is likely as well that he
will return to a theme he has on before, making the point that this
is not just an of policing, of police brutality, but a wider issue
of economic disparities, of the lack of access in certain communities
here in America to such things as basic education, health care, even
healthy food, for example. The president perhaps making the point
that the one thing that people in certain communities in America,
certain disadvantaged communities here, can be assured of his robust
law enforcement. Clearly, the whole picture has to change if America is
to change. People desperately wanting leadership. Many people
argue that President Obama would have been the best person to offer
that he is now leading -- leaving the White House. There was so much
hope. That was the motif of the Obama administration, the Obama
candidacy for president, that message of hope. With just a few
months left in the White House he has got some way to go towards
bringing that hope back to some sense of reality. David Willis in
Dallas. As we leave David Wiese returning to the pictures of the
memorial service for those five officers killed on Thursday.
President Obama, there he is, due to speak very shortly. We will bring
you all of that on BBC world News. Stay with us for now. It is goodbye
from the end of that on BBC world News. Stay with us for now. It is
goodbye from me and the team. Tuesday afternoon was a wash-out
across some parts of the country, especially the Midlands and the
south-east. Wednesday, more showers on