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British police believe they have made "immense progress"


in the Manchester suicide bombing investigation with many


They are very significant, these arrests and we are very happy we


have got some of the key players we are concerned about but that is


still more to do. 28 people, including children,


are killed in an attack in Egypt, as gunmen ambush a bus carrying


Coptic Christians. A gun attack on a bus carrying


Coptic Christians in Egypt has left at least 28 people dead,


many of them children. We understand the president said the


Government will take the utmost measures to guarantee the safety of


Christians but a lot of people here do not believe that very much.


Tough talks at the G7 as leaders reach agreement on extremism -


but no deal on climate change as the US mulls over its position.


The BBC gets exclusive access to incredible footage showing what


young Western explorers discovered nearly 100 years ago.


Hello and welcome to World News Today.


Police in Britain say a large part of the network linked to Monday's


terror attack in Manchester has been detained.


22 people died in the attack including an 8-year-old girl


The last of the victims was named this morning,


Our UK Home Affairs Correspondent Daniel Sandford reports.


An already vast investigation is still expanding.


Each day counter-terrorism detectives raid more


properties in Manchester, cutting through the shutters of this


It was run by this man, a cousin of the Manchester bomber.


Forjani was arrested earlier in the week with at least


Police also raided another house in the middle of the night, bringing


the number of people in custody at up to eight, all men,


mostly Libyan and aged between 18 and 38.


They are very significant these arrests.


We are happy we have our hands on some of the key players


There is still a little bit more to do.


The bomber, Salman Abedi, came back to Manchester from Libya last


Renting a flat in this block, he had bought many of the


It was here he spent his last weekend, putting his bomb together,


making the final preparations to attack a concert for teenage


Detectives say they have made very significant finds and crucially


believe they have captured a large part of his terrorist network.


We have hundreds of officers that are


working on this investigation from across the national counterterrorism


police network and we have seized thousands of exhibits which are now


I think it is fair to say there has been enormous


progress with the investigation but still a lot of work to do.


I understand the finds include bomb making chemicals but because of


concerns about what might be still out there, the threat level


The Home Secretary says people can expect


much higher security at the 1,300 events across the country this bank


I hope that they will take comfort from that, be able


to feel more secure because we must not let this terrible terrorist


Let us carry on this bank holiday weekend


Already people getting away for the weekend can expect to find


armed officers patrolling trains outside


As the investigation into Salman Abedi's


atrocity continues, we learn more about his father who was


He is believed to have had strong connections to this man, Abu Qatada,


who was suspected of being a senior Al-Qaeda


This businessman says the bomber's father was always seeing


He was one of his supporters this man told us.


Whenever he went to London, they used to meet up.


Detectives do not pretend to have the full picture yet, they are


growing in confidence but for now, going into one of the most important


weekends of the summer, everyone is nervous.


Daniel Sandford, BBC News, Manchester.


All of those who died in Monday's attack have now been named.


Megan Hurley, who was just 15 years old, is the 22nd victim.


The BBC's Danny Savage reports from Manchester on a community


grieving for lost family and friends.


People queued to buy friends and remembrance of strangers. It was


inconceivable to try and understand how hard the families are feeling,


especially with the children. It is shocking. I have been a


Coronation Street Superfund... 20 menu called Martin was murdered on


Monday night. The outgoing Coronation Street Superfund was well


known online. As these possibilities got less and less you still had some


hope there would be something and when they got the call that


confirmed he had died in this explosion it is indescribable, your


world just collapses. The final and 22nd victim was named today, 15 old


Megan Hurley. Her brother was also seriously injured. A note on the


family business only hints at the enormity of the tragedy. A picture


of a horror which faced responders has also emerged. On the right is


paramedic Adam Williams who is worried about the long-term effect


on him and his colleagues. That is a big concern for us all, possibly


myself, there will be some permanent scars they are. Emotionally. And I


do worry my colleagues will suffer the same. There was a sombre and


respectful atmosphere here. It may be four days since the atrocity but


that is the blink of an eye and people are trying to come to terms


with what happened and coming to pay their respects. 22 lives lost,


countless others changed for ever. Families left with just memories of


those who will never come home. There has been another attack


on Coptic Christians in Egypt. Masked gunmen opened fire


on a bus in the Beni Suef At least 28 people have been killed,


- including children, as they were travelling


to a nearby monastery. The Coptic Christian community,


which makes up about 10% of Egypt's population,


has suffered several major attacks The BBC's Sally Nabil filed this


report from Minya province. I'm in front of a local hospital,


the closest to the accident scene. Just a short while ago we saw some


coffins of the victims coming out of this hospital and a lot of people


here were very angry and they kept chanting,


"With our heart and soul we will sacrifice "for


the sake of the cross." The people here are disheartened,


they are very angry with the Government and say


the authorities should do more This is the second big


accident to hit Christians I spoke to some of the people here


who lost some of their relatives and they hold the Government


accountable for what happened and say the Government


is not doing enough. I have just came back from the crash


scene and it is literally I spoke to some locals


and they told me the accident, or the attack, happened at around


8:30am and the police arrived three We have seen some forensic experts,


we have seen a lot of police. They were quite tough with us,


and they said no filming is allowed. We understand the president said


the Government will take the utmost measures to guarantee the safety


of Christians, but a lot of people here do not believe that very much,


given the fact that attacks targeting Christians have become


more frequent than ever. At least 80 people are thought


to have died in Syria following what activists claim


was a US-led coalition airstrike. The attack is said to have taken


place in the town of Al Maya-deen, The Syrian Observatory


for Human Rights claims the victims are relatives of members


of the so-called Islamic State group The Observatory says it's


the second strike on the town after more than a dozen people


died on Wednesday. Donald Trump is taking


part in his such meeting in Sicily, with heads


of the world's major economies. He's not the only new


leader at the table, it's a first for the French


President Emmanuel Macron and the British Prime Minister


Theresa May as well. But he may face the toughest


debate on issues including And after Monday's deadly


attack in Manchester, Mrs May has urged the group to do


more to tackle extremism. Our Diplomatic Correspondent James


Landale reports from Sicily. Over the centuries, this ancient


hilltop in eastern Sicily has been But the players on this


stage are facing a very modern challenge: The threat


of global terrorism. Theresa May told her G7


colleagues that they had to do more to combat the spread


of extremism online. By making internet companies


develop new technologies to identify and take


down dangerous material. And in the margins, the Prime


Minister had a private meeting with the new French president,


where they discussed the recent attacks


in The incident shows why


it's so important for us And I look forward to the


opportunity now to speak directly with you, but of course, but also


the discussions here more widely at the G7 about how we can work further


to defeat the terrorists. We will be here to


cooperate and do everything we can to increase this cooperation


at the European level. In order to do more and work


with you against terrorism. summit, and the fear


amongst his fellow leaders would walk his own path on issues


such as trade and climate change. But the Italian hosts


were doing everything they could


to keep the summit together and heading


in the same direction. And on counterterrorism,


some said they were impressed by Mr


Trump's determination. I totally agreed with him


when he said that the international community, the G7,


the United States, Europe, should be tough, even brutal,


vis-a-vis terrorism and Isis. This afternoon, the G7


will issue a statement condemning the Manchester bombing


and agree to step up the fight Theresa May will leave early this


afternoon so that she can continue to deal with the reality


on the ground at home that has been We can now speak to James


Landale in Taormina. It is a beautiful backdrop, we have


had the usual divisions but there has been some agreement.


Yes, there has been some unity, specifically over dealing with


terrorism. The some have issued a detailed action plan of what they


think they can do collectively to try and tackle what they see as a


threat to every country. They have agreed a whole package of measures


and will put more pressure on internet companies to develop new


technology to identify, remove and block extremist material that could


be seen to foster hatred but also material that is used to organised


terrorist plots. The big question will be how the internet companies


respond and can we actually put pressure on these companies to make


a difference? They also agreed to do more to tackle the problem of


foreign fighters. Now so-called Islamic state is losing territory in


Syria and Iraq, it means they say this thread is evolving with more


foreign fighters coming back to other countries and what more can


the G-7 countries do to share expertise and help countries in the


region identified these people, gather evidence and share


intelligence. They also agreed to do more to tackle terrorist financing.


So they have agreed a fee packaging. We sought one relationship that


seemed to be blossoming with two particular world leaders.


The interesting thing about this summit is it is a new eraMac because


four of the seven leaders are here for the first time, one was


Emmanuelle Macron and he got on very well, apparently with the Canadian


Prime Minister. A lot of photos of them engaging together has led a lot


of people to say this is the diplomatic bromance of the summit.


But it illustrates the purpose of these events which is to give


readers an opportunity to engage without the usual encumbrance of the


officials and things that come with other summit so they can have the a


few private moments to sit around a table and develop those kind of


relationships. Those that will matter in the future when, for


example, they might disagree, it means they have that personal


relationship which they do not have at the moment because many of them


are new on the international stage. Thank you, James. You will bring us


the two from the summit tomorrow. For the meantime, thank you. -- day


two. We heard James talking about Theresa May talking about what


happened in Manchester. The pop star Ariana Grande who was performing


when that happened, Ariana Grande has said her heart, prayers and


deepest condolences are with the victims and she added she will


return to the city for a benefit concert. Ariana Grande speaking out


about what happened. We had one tweet from her after the event but


this is her saying her heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences for


the victims of the Manchester bombing and she will return to the


city for a benefit concert. We will bring you any more details, if we


get them. Let's take a look at some of


the other stories making the news. Of violence is escalating in the


Central African Republic. The latest bloodshed took


A day after being charged for assaulting a journalist,


Republican Greg Gianforte has won a special congressional election


Mr Gianforte is a firm supporter of President Trump.


He allegedly grabbed Ben Jacobs by the neck with both hands


Sir Cliff Richard and British Police have settled a legal fight


over reports naming him as a suspected sex offender.


The singer sought damages from the police, and from the BBC,


over media coverage of a police raid on his home in 2014.


Now, over to the Philippines, where the government says the city


of Marawi has been invaded by foreign fighters


For more than two days, the Philippine military have been


conducting airstrikes in the city of Marawi,


which sits on the southern island


Our South East Asia Correspondent Jonathan Head


Marawi is this a city of around 200,000 people in a Muslim area of


Mindanao, traditionally Muslim, and the surrounding


stronghold for one of the most militant Muslim groups.


There are many different and groups fighting


These conflicts have gone on for a very


long time and it is often very complicated and confused


The reasons the Government is talking about foreign


fighters as they say a number of those killed


among the insurgents, they have identified Indonesians and


And certainly these groups are groups have


pledged allegiance some time ago to the so-called Islamic state,


so the Philippines Government is


But this did start, really, as a botched operation


to try and capture a very well-known insurgent leader.


They got much more resistance than expected and they kind of lost


control of the town, and I suspect this reference to foreign fighters


and a foreign invasion is in some ways the Philippines Government


covering up for the fact they have had a much bigger fight on their


There has been foreign fighters before in the


southern Philippines because it is so lawless


it is a good place for local jihadists to go to train,


It does not necessarily mean you have actually got an


Islamic State army that has real links to Syria operations.


One must be a bit careful about interpreting what


To the US now, where, for the first time,


the FBI's investigation into links between President Trump and Russia


appears to have gone right inside the White House.


His son-in-law and close advisor, Jared Kushner, is being looked


at for meetings he attended last December with the Russian


ambassador Sergei Kislyak, and a leading Russian bank.


Mr Kushner's not suspected of any wrong doing, but investigators


believe he has information relevant to their inquiry.


Jared Kushner, seen here at his father-in-law's side,


at a time when Donald Trump's faith in certain


members of his inner circle is thought to be waning,


the influence wielded by members of the first


At the age of 36, Jared Kushner is the


Jared Kushner is reported to have caught the attention of the FBI


because of his meetings with this man, Russia's ambassador to the US,


He is also thought to have met with a head of a Russian bank


that was subject to sanctions imposed by


Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law, is under...


We are learning Jared Kushner is under FBI scrutiny.


Since it was reported last week by the Washington Post that a senior


member of the Trump administration had been drawn into the Russia


inquiry, this city has been agog with rumour and speculation.


The person we were referring to last week is Jared Kushner.


We have done more reporting to lock down that that person


It was this man, Donald Trump's former National


Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, who was seen as the prime focus


He was forced to resign after making misleading


statements about the extent of his ties to the Russian ambassador,


The suggestion that Jared Kushner might


also have information of interest to the FBI is significant because


it potentially places the Russia inquiry not only at the doorstep


of the White House but in the Trump family circle itself.


Responding to the allegations, Jared Kushner's lawyer,


But whether it's Russia or anybody else, my total priority,


believe me, is the United States of America's.


President Trump has denied any suggestion of collusion


between the Kremlin and his campaign but as it grows in size and scope,


the Russia inquiry threatens not only to dominate


the headlines here but to overshadow the legislative agenda


At least 91 people have died in Sri Lanka after monsoon rains


Officials say more than 100 people are still missing.


Military units with boats and helicopters are helping


Manivannan Thirumalai is the editor of the BBC Tamil and has been


giving us more information about the situation in the country.


They started the day before yesterday, we have been told.


Torrential downpour in the southern and western provinces


The meteorological Department has forecast another 24 hours of rain so


it has been a consistently serious rainfall.


91 people have so far been killed, ten people are missing.


It is happening because Sri Lanka has consistently been


These are sensitive environmental issues.


Not enough attention is paid to these issues.


With these early monsoons, when the early monsoons can


of the deforestation that has happened in the country.


BBC News has been given exclusive access footage taken by young


adventurers exploring parts of the world that were completely


These remarkable films, from the frozen mountains


in the Himalayas to the searing Libyan Desert, have not


seen the light of day for nearly a hundred years.


This report by our Science Correspondent, Pallab Ghosh.


This is the first ever view of Mount Everest from the air.


It was shot in 1933 by a group of pilots who risked


their lives to help create an aerial map of the mountain.


The film is part of the Royal Geographical


It includes the very first attempt to climb to the


The climbers are treated to a ritual dance at a Tibetan monastery.


aprons made from a lattice of human bones.


His daughter recalls how her father filmed the expedition.


He had a purpose built tent he'd taken with


And at night, using water from the glaciers and


yak dung as a source of heat, he processed


Conservation specialists are painstakingly restoring 138


films of some of Britain's greatest explorations frame by frame.


One of them is of a young army officer


crossing the vast expanse of the Libyan Desert by motorcar.


Ralph Bagnold and his friends drove thousands of miles


for weeks on end into the blistering heart of the Libyan desert.


His son has read stories about these incredible expeditions,


but it's the first time he's seen them.


He even wrote a scientific papers about how sand moves.


His research is helping space agencies to this day, to develop


rovers that can drive across the surface of Mars.


To see this film makes me feel very proud of him.


We can all now relive these extraordinary adventures,


stories from a bygone age when the world held so many mysteries.


are amazing to think those films have not been seen for 100 years.


You can get in touch with me on social media. For now, thanks for


watching. Goodbye. Hello. This hot and dry sunny




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