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More than 800 households and tower blocks in Camden, north London, are
to be evacuated because of safety concerns over cladding in the
aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. Grenfell changes everything
and I don't believe we can take any risks with our residents' 's safety.
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has been told her offer for EU
My first impression is that the offer is below
expectations and it risks worsening the situation of citizens.
Reports from Turkey say five people have died
after being electrocuted at a water park.
in their row with Qatar, the owner of the broadcast network.
The issue a list of demands in a growing crisis.
Welcome to world leaders today. More than 800 Hollings in tower blocks on
a council estate in Camden, North London are being evacuated because
of safety concern. Camden Council says residents in flat in five
towers and the Chalcots estate will be moved for urgent safety work. It
follows the fire in last week in which 79 people died. The last few
minutes, we have heard from Georgia Gould, leader of Camden Council. She
explained why the decision has been made. Ever since the tragic fire at
Grenfell, we have done everything we can to check the safety of our blog.
On Wednesday we were first in the queue to check the cladding on our
blocks. What we found was the installation was safe but the
external cladding was not up to the standard that we wanted and was not
fire retardant. Obviously this was very disappointed and we share that
disappointment with our residents. We've had a public meeting on
Thursday with residents were they concerned about fire safety that I
hadn't been aware of. I immediately asked council staff and Fire
Services to be in those blocks making the text. They said they
could -- they said they could not confirm
safety. I have made the difficult decision to move residents into
temporary accommodation while we were make urgent changes. I know it
is difficult but Grenfell changes everything and we cannot take risks
with our tenants' safety and have put them first. We made the decision
to move people into temporary accommodation, probably, about two
hours ago, in conversation with Fire Services and staff will we knew that
we could not be sure that people would be safe in their building.
This evening. We have moved incredibly quickly to inform
residents, set up a centre, move people into hotel accommodation or
where they can, stay with family and friends. What time will you move
residents? People are on the ground now talking to residents, working
with them, do you move them to the rest centre. It's happening
immediately. We have Fire Services on the ground to explain what's
going on, do this whole process we have an open and transparent with
our residents, we will continue to be safe. We know it's scary time but
we will make sure they stay safe and that is happening right now. Georgia
Gould there is explaining the urgent evacuation here in north London, of
800 households in one estate. We'll keep you updated on that.
European leaders have criticised the offer to EU citizens
Prime Minister Theresa May after the start of Brexit
It is exactly a year since the Referendum vote which has
The British Prime Minister is now weakened with a minority Government
In her offer, she says EU citizens can stay in the UK if British people
who live in Europe are given a similar deal.
Theresa May says that her plans will see no families split up
EU citizens with five years' residence would have 'settled
status', meaning lifetime access to free health care,
And there would be a grace period for newer arrivals
The BBC's Laura Kuennsberg reports from Brussels
Goodbye to the flag, goodbye to this town.
A year ago today, Britain decided this place would be
But what the picture outside will look like for millions who have
made their lives around the continent is now
We've set out what I believe is a serious offer, a fair offer,
that will give the reassurance to EU citizens living in the UK.
One-two-one attempts to sell her plans.
But citizens who have lived in the UK for five years
And until we leave the union, others could come.
But her EU rivals have plenty of questions.
What about Spaniards now in the UK with family abroad - or anyone else?
Is the cut-off date when the Brexit process started, or the moment
Not until Monday will ministers at home be ready
Are you getting a clear idea of the kind of Brexit
We want to be sure the rights of citizens are protected.
There are a lot of our citizens who are not covered
She might not have gone far enough here, but for many at home
It gives those 3 million EU citizens in the UK certainty
about the future of their lives, and we want the same certainty
for the more than 1 million UK citizens who are living
You've always said voters gave politicians a clear instruction
But under your plans, for nearly another two years,
as many Europeans as they like can still come to live in the UK.
For many voters, do you think that will really sound
What voters voted for when they voted to leave
the European Union was to ensure that outside the European Union,
the United Kingdom could establish our own rules on migration,
on movement of people from the EU into the UK.
Away from home, there is relief that at last the UK's putting
TRANSLATION: It's a good beginning, but not a breakthrough.
We've understood the UK doesn't want to give
They, just as they left together, will decide together with the rest
My first impression is that the UK's offer is below our expectations.
And that it risks worsening the situation of citizens.
Reservation is shared by the opposition.
Who, in contrast, their leader is loving his time in the sun.
We should not be negotiating like this.
What we should be doing is unilaterally saying,
as Labour has said from day one after the referendum,
but all EU nationals should be given permanent residence' rights.
Concerns over these proposals reflects Theresa May's 3-way bind.
A united in opposing front here in Brussels,
clashing expectations among the public at home, and at her back
inside her own party, different strands of thinking and demands.
And even a leader at the peak of their powers would struggle
Prime Minister, did your proposals go far enough?
But relieved, perhaps, too, to be away from hostility at home.
But governing is doing, not just fending off enemies.
Theresa May, at least today, has been doing that.
the US has played down the dispute between Qatar and its neighbour.
Earlier today, the Saudis backed by Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt, issued
13 demands that Qatar must meet within ten days.
It's the worst political crisis in the Gulf region for decades. Now
Qatar has been given just ten days to comply with a list of demand if
the blockade is to be listed. Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt and Bahrain
accused catarrh of funding the powerless groups and fostering
instability, with the demand. What is on the less? According to a list,
Qatar has been asked to curb trade relations with Iran. And close the
Turkish military base, something Ankara is willing to do. And then
there is Al Jazeera, supported by Qatar's government, one of the most
widely watched Arabic channel. Qatar, according to the demand curve
must shut down the channel and its affiliates including an it English
network. It has been subjected to weeks of sanctions. Earlier this
week, the US expressed its frustrations, saying Qatar must set
up a reasonable and actionable conditions for listing them. Now it
has been two weeks since the embargo, we are mystified the Gulf
state has not released to the public or the Qataris the details about the
claims they are mating towards Qatar. The list has been made public
but we are waiting for a response from the Ojha. That includes demands
that Qatar has already insisted it would never be willing to make.
As we heard that, closure of Al Jazeera is one of the main demand. I
spoke to the Mark Bell Shabbat, a young senior journalists and
spokesman for Al Jazeera and said if they are worried about closure. Not
at all. We have grown accustomed to this pressure that has been exerted
on us ever since the inception of Al Jazeera, more than 20 years ago. We
were the first Independent news network in the Arab world, as a
result because we continue to speak truth to power and provide
information to the citizens not only now of the Arab world but the entire
globe, there are governments who have probably the worst track record
of human rights, the worst track record of respecting freedom of
expression and information, and all other human rights. They insist on
cracking down on us. We have grown accustomed to that. We will continue
our message which is clear, to provide balanced, quality
information and news to our viewers wherever they may be. It is their
right, enshrined by the UN Charter for human rights, the Freedom of
information, it is something we held sacrosanct regardless of what other
political developments are going on, those are four different countries
to deal with between themselves. As Al Jazeera, as journalists, the
message is clear and that is sacred. It is a message we will continue
regardless of what happened. Have you reported the criticisms of
Kabsa, made not only by the Gulf states but also by others
previously, that it has funded militant groups from sunny or Shia
side? We have reported news whenever it has happened. I myself have done
report on the board treatment of migrant workers in Qatar and the
need for the Qatar government to improve the condition. But reports
in other Qatar funded groups are not providing any evidence from less
time of the journalist perspective, they are meaningless. It's a duty of
institutions and the journalism industry that they don't announce
propaganda that is being pushed by certain Gulf countries either
through e-mails of ambassadors in Washington or other institutions
they have bought out or to correspondence like we saw who was
sacked from the Wall Street Journal in the past 24 hours, that we
shouldn't be peddling out that propaganda. At the risk of showing
these props is not so great, here are some of our internationally
recognised awards. This is the Peabody award which Al Jazeera one.
This is the Royal television Society award. Al Jazeera is acknowledged by
all the major institutions, by all our viewers as being quality
information and quality news. There has beenbeen a terrible
incident at a water park Its thought three children,
and two adults who tried to rescue Ozge Ozdemir from the BBC
Turkish gave more details. Three children right now, while they
were swimming in the pool, though of electricity and the owner of the
pool and his son tried to jump in the pool to save the kids, so
unfortunately five of them have died. There were a couple of other
people trying to help them, they were also trying to jump to be pool
but they understood there was electricity in the pool, so they had
some minor injuries. But the thing is that unfortunately five people
have died. We don't want to speculate about exactly what has
happened here, it is absolutely tragic obviously. Do we have any
idea about the safety precautions that were in place there or the
safety record Germany? The news agency, one of the biggest ones in
Turkey, they are reporting about the cables around the pool, I guess
there were some restoration that was going on over there. So
unfortunately right now we don't know the real reason, but the
speculation is that there were some cables and that was one of the
reasons for that. Is that those kind of accidents, everyone right now on
social media are talking about the neglect in that kind of event.
Beforehand, maybe not that kind of an accident but we also know that
there was such were some accident and funfairs, some children died
because of the precautions not being taken so seriously. So those kind of
accidents can be talked about in Turkey.
Stay reverse here on BBC World News. Still to come, I speak to a rugby
legend ahead of the first Test match between the British and Irish Lions
and New Zealand in Auckland. Members of the neo-Nazi resistance
stormed to the World Trade Center armed with pistols and is shot down.
We believe that according to national law that we have a right to
claim certain part of this country of our land. I take pride in the
words, blocks. Ich bin ein Berliner. He pleaded
guilty to murdering John Manning. Research Council say that the great
increase in line cancer is due may leave that to smoking tobacco.
Closing time for checkpoint Charlie which has starred on the border as a
mark of our determination to defend the city. -- Allied determination.
This is BBC World News today. 800 households in tower blocks in
Camden, north London, are being evacuated because of safety concerns
over cladding in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire. And other news
today, a cool response from the EU's top bureaucrat to Britain's's first
bid to the divorce talk. he says the offer about the status
of EU citizens here Trump's health bill is facing
criticism. He said he was happy with it. Earlier I spoke to a
correspondent to say what this would affect the bill. This Republican
senator has said he will not support the bill in its current form. That
means that this bill is in its current form will not pass the
Senate. This would be an embarrassing and major blow both to
Donald Trump and to the Republicans who have had several goes at writing
this legislation, this key piece of legislation which was a campaign
promise. To put it into perspective, when you look at the Senator's state
of Nevada, it is one that Hillary Clinton won, he is up for real
action next year, and many of people in the state rely on Medicaid. It is
for the poorest in America. Under this legislation, it would be
heavily rolled back over the next three years. Many people fear that
the likes of Nevada, there would be a number of people who would not
survive with regards to getting the health care that they need. And in
one meeting, town hall meeting, that he had when he went back, he was
bombarded with questions about health care. Within the last hour,
he has said he will not reported. The fifth Republic and to do so. On
the right flank of the party, you have those who fear that this
legislation does not go far enough. They want more of this Affordable
Care Act swept away, it's a party that is currently not looking United
and certainly not on the same page. Donald Trump said he was in a right
to deliver to bring change, but is crucial. On the other foreign policy
flank, Trump is facing fire and the Russian investigation. Bring us
up-to-date about that and Robert Mueller. When it comes to Robert
Mueller, we have heard from the White House secretary Sean Spicer
that he won't be firing Bob Miller, -- Robert Mueller, and whether or
not Russia meddled in the election and collusion between Russia and the
US. It looks like he's not going to be fired. But he certainly the kind
of president in that interview and the clip you heard, is throwing some
doubt as to how independent Mr Miller may be. He seems to have been
friends with Britain -- with James Kelly. The FBI director gave
testimony about conversations about what he believed in place in which
emit James Comey said dropping -- asking to drop investigations into
Michael Flynn, the former security adviser. Then there was that the
battle about whether or not there were tapes of that conversation.
Trump hinted they were, yesterday we got the news that there are not.
When it comes to the account of these conversations, President Trump
does not have the backing of a tape, James Comey has those
contemporaneous memos that he took after each visit. By throwing,
perhaps, some shade and Robert Mueller, perhaps he's trying to say,
look, hang on a second, Robert Mueller will take James Comey's side
on this Only a few hours to go now before
the first Test match between the British and Irish Lions
and New Zealand in Auckland. The bookies make the All Blacks firm
favourites for the game, but many analysts think it will be
tight - with the set piece The All Blacks also
have a formidable record at Eden Park and haven't lost
there in over 20 years. David Campese won the World Cup with
Australia in 1991 and also played He gave me his thoughts ahead
of the first test on Saturday. I think there's going to be a very
interesting Test match. I think the first couple of games, the Lions
struggled. But to beat the Crusaders, who are leading Super
Rugby down here, and then beating the Chiefs, was a bit of a blow to
the all Blacks. It looks like it. Looks like an interesting game and I
spoke to one gentleman at the Hong Kong sevens, at the airport, you
said you are lucky, you have four teams he played well in the six
Nations and you have a lot of players to choose from. I think
tomorrow, it will be a surprise. The Lions, if you look at the way
they've been playing, they have some good players. Sam Warburton was the
captain, he's on the bench. That shows you the players are standing
up to be counted. I think the all Blacks last week 170 80, but it's
not really a great sort of warm up to a British and Irish Lions team
that has a good defence, good set pieces, and good attacking players.
I will be interesting. I think the all Blacks win by five
or ten points. The all Blacks have not lost a game at the stadium since
1994. For those of us who are not rugby legends, can you explain to us
why this is such an incredible moment? It is. I was fortunate in
1986, going back a few years, we won the cup against the all Blacks in
New Zealand. It's not an easy feat to do and we haven't won since. It's
a bit like to the English or Cardiff Arms Park to the Welsh or
Murrayfield in Scotland. That is a tradition, that's what Eden Park is
to the all Blacks, where they win everything, why they play games
there. There's something about the ground. Some sort of tradition or
this is where we started, this is where we have laid our bodies on the
line to win. That is why it is such a hard place to play. But again,
anything is possible. The French did it in 1994. So in that year, the
Springboks had a draw with the all Blacks. It can be beaten but again,
you have to play your best rugby on the day. The all Blacks are a great
team, the best in the world. They've got great skills, and great
individual playmakers, guys who can create something from nothing. But
in the Lions you also have great players as well. It's one of those
Test matches where you'll sit there and watch on the edge of your seat
for 80 minutes. But I think that's the tradition of rugby, why the
British Lions get so much attention around the world, is the only chance
from players from Ireland who beat the all Blacks but the Welsh and
Scottish have a chance to beat the all Blacks in one team. Sam
Warburton was left out, what do you make of that? I think that shows you
the of players he has. When you have players who are performing, it
doesn't matter who is captain, the coach will have players on form. He
has a good scrum, a great set of back rowers, and that what happened.
If you don't perform, you get kicked out. Stay with us.
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