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bringing the odd rumble of thunder. Good BA degree also warmer with


highs of 16 to 20 degrees. The White House press secretary,


Sean Spicer, resigns after President Trump appoints


Anthony Scaramucci as his But the new man said


there were no hard feelings. His attitude is Anthony is coming in


let me clear the slate for Anthony, and I do appreciate that about Sean


and I love him for it. But I don't have any friction with Sean.


Torn apart by civil war, Yemen is now in the grip of what aid


Palestinian leader suspends all of cholera in the world


Palestinian leader suspends all conflicts with Israel amid clashes


of the streets of A BBC investigation into online


abuse reveals children as young as nine are being groomed


using the Periscope app Hello, and welcome


to World News Today. Donald Trump's press


secretary Sean Spicer, one of the most recognisable faces


of the White House It's apparently in protest


at the president's decision to appointment a former Wall Street


banker as his new head Mr Spicer, famous for his angry


outbursts at reporters during media briefings,


hasn't been as visible in recent weeks, prompting speculation


he'd been sidelined. Sarah Huckabee 's Spicer will


replace Mr Spicer. I'm grateful for Sean's work


on behalf of the administration I wish him continued success


as he moves on to pursue new Just look at his great


television ratings. Sean will continue to serve


the administration through August. The president has also


appointed Anthony Scaramucci I have a statement on his


appointment as well. Anthony is a person


I have great respect for. He will be in a pool,


an important addition to this He has been a great


supporter and will now help implement key aspects of our agenda


while leading the communications We have accomplished so much


and we are being given credit for The good news is that people get it,


even if the media doesn't. Well, the man she was just talking


about, is President Trump's new communications director


Anthony Scaramucci, a former He took the opportunity to deny


that there were tensions I would love to have Sean here. He


decided that he thought it would be better to go and for me in relation


to him it speaks volumes to who he is as a human being, as a team


player. His attitude is Anthony is coming in, let me clear the slate


for him. I do appreciate that about Sean and I love him for it. But I


don't have any friction with Sean, I don't have any friction. This is the


White House, the USA, we are selling the president. And I want to make


sure that our cultural template is that we put the President's agenda


first which is perfect for the American people and we serve his


interests. So if we have a little bit of friction inside the White


House as a result of that, it's OK, we can all live with that, either


business person, I'm used to dealing with friction. That was Anthony


Scaramucci, the new communications Scaramucci, the new communications


director speaking in a press conference a little while earlier.


Let's cross over to The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue


is in Washington for us. He promised to answer lots of


to what we had before. Very punchy, to what we had before. Very punchy,


combative, briefings. He did one of those press conferences that people


often do to clear the air, where you kind of advice as many questions as


people can throw at you. So he went round the room asking, answering


multiple questions and hitting some of the controversial issues that


people will ask about him, number one, does he have a good


relationship with the President's chief of staff. They have previously


been questions about that. Number two, does he have the experience?


He's been a financier in the past, not a communications person,


certainly not someone in charge of the munitions for the White House.


Three, can he get the White House back on track, get the what message


out there. That is certainly the frustration on the part of the


president that has led to this big change. He believes his message


isn't getting across. And we have seen Sean Spicer bit by bit edged


out over the last few weeks, doing fewer and fewer briefings, many not


trip to Paris last week, did not get trip to Paris last week, did not get


on the plane, not on Air Force One. And now he has finally had to


resign. And I think that was coming, certainly the appointment of


Scaramucci made it inevitable. It Scaramucci made it inevitable. It


and Anthony Scaramucci said they and Anthony Scaramucci said they


would refer back to President Trump. He is the boss, he is very much in


charge in this relationship. I think that reflects the idea that Donald


Trump believes he is his own best secretary. -- press secretary. He


believes he can communicate better than anyone else. You often hear him


bragging about the amount of people following him on social media. He


knows how that can move the news cycle. He believes he has his own


best spokesman. I think that is one of the frustrations he has felt was


Sean Spicer. What you saw there was him getting some new people in that


he trusts, I think he likes Sarah Sanders, her approach has been a lot


more charming towards the press, she is more charming than Sean Spicer


was. That is certainly true. But Scaramucci also knows the boss is


understands the communications understands the communications


business and Scaramucci will take his lead from him. Very


diplomatically put. Thank you very much.


Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak


The aid agency Oxfam says this is the worst outbreak ever


And, according to Oxfam, there are hundreds of thousands


And this is a man made disaster: Yemen has been torn apart


by a brutal civil war for over two years.


The BBC's Nawal Al Maghawi is in Yemen's capital Sanaa.


People here question how much more they can take.


War and poverty have combined to mean cholera swept through this


Unless treated quickly, this waterborne disease can kill.


Most have walked hours to get treatment, but only the


Aid agencies are doing what they can, but the magnitude


of this outbreak is outstripping their ability to respond.


One person dies in Yemen every hour from cholera.


This is the world's largest humanitarian crisis,


And civil servants like the doctors and nurses here haven't received


There's one thing that people here keep telling me,


and it is that they feel completely forgotten by the world.


People face the biggest threat in rural areas.


In this one village alone, 20 people have died


Hours from the nearest town, it was impossible for people


Together with his sister Hind, they can't afford


The truth is that for many in this country there


Here on the edge of the village is the only source of water.


The people know it is infected, but with no other options,


The Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has suspended all official contacts


with Israel until it removes metal detectors from the disputed site


The installation of the detectors havs sparked running battles


with Israeli defence forces and protesters that have left


And so it began. What the Palestinians said would be a day of


rage. They'd gathered in their hundreds, the Israelis said men


under 50 would not be allowed to go into the old city and perform Friday


prayers at the holy site. So the Palestinians prayed in the streets.


And then the tensions exploded. The violins played out in pockets in


different parts of occupied East Jerusalem. Fierce exchanges in the


sacred city. When the tear gas eventually cleared, arrests were


made. In Jerusalem and in violence in the West Bank, hundreds have been


wounded. There were fatalities to. At the centre of attention, Muslims


call it... Dues, the Temple Mount. Last week this was the scene of


violence. Israeli Arab gunmen killed two policemen were hunted down and


courtyard. So the Israelis installed these metal detectors at the gates.


Palestinians vehemently opposed this. Many refused to go through the


detectors into the mosque compound. Instead they started praying in the


street outside. For these people, the new security measures are an


attempt by their occupiers to secure more control over a place that sits


at the very heart of the religious and political divisions between


Israel and the Palestinians. Reasonable thinking, reasonable


behaviour, and that extremism and racism is the way to solve problems.


Palestinians in any case will not accept any compromise about the


mosque. The Israelis say the detectors are only in place to keep


everyone say. A week ago today Muslim radical terrorists went in


and murdered two Israeli policeman after smuggling in rifles. The only


way that we can defend ourselves is by placing those metal detectors.


And so after Jerusalem's day of rage, then metal detectives remain


in place, this latest bitter dispute is not over. The dangerous stand-off


will continue. Let's take a look at some of


the other stories making the news. America says it has withheld


remaining military payments to Pakistan for this year because the


secretary of December defence could not certify that Islamabad was


headlining network. Pakistan has headlining network. Pakistan has


already received more than half $1 billion in military aid this year.


This decision means $50 million will not be released. The National


Assembly in Venezuela has appointed 13 new judges to the supreme court.


to the Supreme Court in a move that could spark a legal wrangle.


The lawmakers say they have the right to name and fire justices


under the constitution, but the Court itself has warned


that the move is illegal and that the appointees


The Supreme Court has blocked all bills introduced by the assembly


since the opposition won control last year.


The Emir of Qatar has been making a rare televised speech


in which he criticised his Gulf neighbours for imposing


a blockade on his country, which he described as a collective


Despite this he said life was going on normally.


He thanked both the US and Russia for their support and especially


Stay with us on BBC World News, still to come.


In the wake of Matic protests in Poland, Parliament looks super pass


a bill about the Supreme Court judges.


It's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. A


catastrophic engine fire is being blamed tonight for the first crash


in the 30 year history of Concord, the world's only supersonic


airliner. It was one of the most vivid symbols of the violence and


hatred that tore apart the state of Yugoslavia, but now a decade later


it has been painstakingly rebuilt and opens again today. There's been


an increase in malfunctioning sperm an increase in malfunctioning sperm


unable to swim properly. Thousands of households across the country are


suspiciously quiet this lunchtime as children bury their noses in the


final instalment of Harry Potter. Welcome to BBC World News today. Our


mains headlines this hour. The White House press secretary,


Sean Spicer, has resigned after President Trump appointed


Anthony Scaramucci as his But the new man denied there


were tensions over his appointment. The people of Yemen call for foreign


help as cholera hits hundreds A BBC investigation


has found evidence of being groomed on the


live-streaming app Periscope. Launched two years ago,


Periscope allows its millions of users to broadcast live


from their phone. But our team found children


streaming video live from their classrooms


and even their bedrooms - Twitter, which owns the app,


says it has zero tolerance Our correspondent


Angus Crawford reports. Not learning, but broadcasting,


live from the back of a lesson. But this isn't just


an innocent chat. We found pupils live


streaming across the country. And they've all been using this -


Periscope, an app owned by Twitter, which allows users to broadcast


live from anywhere. And our investigation found children


using it in their own bedrooms and being groomed in front


of our eyes. This child is still in her school


uniform, probably 12, Talking straight into the camera


and there is one, two, three, four, five, six,


seven requests already. One of them is asking


the size of her bra. Someone has just asked her


to unbutton her shirt. The age limit is meant to be


13, but we easily find So right now it's my first


time playing this app. What do you mean by,


"Up top, please?" We passed the details of all these


children to the police, and showed what we found


to the NSPCC's head Well, it's very


disturbing, isn't it? To see children as young as nine


when they're so vulnerable and being so clearly groomed


for sexual purposes What's really worrying about


Periscope is the way it uses maps. If I go live from here on a street


corner in west London, then anyone can zoom in and find out


exactly where I am. Twitter refused an interview


request, but said in a statement, But our investigation showed


children openly being groomed. The question for Periscope -


can young people really broadcast Poland's parliament is expected


to vote though a bill that would force the removal


of the country's Supreme Court judges -


a move which is seen to threaten The bill was passed


through the lower house just nine Demonstrations are continuing


in the capital Warsaw tonight in a last ditch effort to stop


the bill from going through. Earlier I spoke with


Dr Malgorzata Bonikowska from Polish think tank,


the Centre for International Relations, about the divisions


in the country as a result All the situation is really serious


now and it is very sad because it seems we are losing the ability to


discuss things. It is also among people. People, in Polish society is


very divided. It seems like it is one step too far. No one says the


ruling party doesn't have a right to post the changes, or implement


reforms, but the way they are doing this and what they are proposing is


very controversial and needs wide political debate. But the Government


is not open to that. So the question is not open to that. So the question


would be how are we able to build community if we just want to accept


one point of view and Polish society as a very difficult and complex


history. There are people who think many different ways here. Not all


the people support the party. So the question is are we still able to


make a dialogue to discuss. By the way, this is why people go out to


protest and this is really serious. Protests are massive all over the


country. Because we are very much, this is how we started our


transformation process. In the late 80s, even before the Berlin Wall


collapsed, we had a Round Table discussion, after 26 years it seems


like this furniture is not needed and that is why people are wary and


frightened. Because we understand very well that society is divided,


we need to discuss the things, there are people who think in many


different ways here, so only the way and dialogue can save us. Otherwise


we are heading nowhere. So when you talk about dialogue, the EU has


voiced its concerns. The Government have a rocky relationship with


Brussels, but will they listen to what the international community has


expressed? The answer is we do not know. We just hope they well. This


is something we can expect from the US administration, in not a very


formal way. Somehow behind-the-scenes this can happen


and is definitely happening, this push for sitting together,


discussing things with the opposition also, with the EU the


situation is better because we are a member state so we are a part of the


European Union. It means it is not really a foreign country or


organisation for us, we are a part of it. We are a part of all the EU


institutions. And of course for the European Union it is a very serious


challenge now because one of the member states isn't behaving in the


way the others do. So the question is what the European institutions


can do. Let's get all the sports news. The


American Jordan Spieth leads the open golf after overcoming some of


the worst weather the British summer could throw at him. He's the only


player to register two rounds under par at Royal Birkdale and has a two


shot lead on six under par. Here is the leaderboard into the weekend.


Only ten players under par in total. Spieth's two shot lead is over Matt


Kuchar. He is a further shot Ian Poulter and the US Open champion


Brooks Koepka. One of those players back in contention after a pretty


good round in those poor conditions, Rory McIlroy, he hit a 68 today that


leaves him on one under par. He is tied for sixth. Anything around even


par in those conditions as readers go today. I dropped the best


possible start, I continued where I left off last night, I made some


birdies early on and that gave me a birdies early on and that gave me a


bit of a cushion to play with. I bit of a cushion to play with. I


needed to make some big up and downs around the middle of the round, but


I did exactly what I wanted to do, get in and finish the tour


management under par for the first two days. Let's see what the guys do


this afternoon. Henrik Stenson is eight shots off the lead after


burgled during Thursday's first burgled during Thursday's


round, with value or personal items round, with value or personal items


stolen. Not too much on the effect of today's round. But spending four


hours with the police and going out to dinner. That was a different


evening. Let's put it away. He seen Bolt has won his last race before he


defends the 100 metres title in London. He won in the diamond league


meeting in Monaco. Perhaps not the quality of field he will face in


London but a season's best of 9.95 seconds nevertheless. And the first


time he has gone under ten seconds for the whole of this season so far.


Defending champion Chris flume has strengthened his trip on the Tour de


France, maintaining a 23 second lead ahead of the final two stages. A


Norwegian one stage 19, of the first time in six years. Here is more.


Another day closer to Paris and it could not have been less eventful if


he had written it himself. With so many tired legs after the Alps and


so few top sprinters left in the race, a breakaway was allowed to


stay away. 20 riders and whittled down to nine near the end and then


by way of taking a roundabout on the right rather than the left, one saw


the chance of a solo victory and a the chance of a solo victory and a


Norwegian who lost in the tightest photo finish I've ever seen earlier


in the race finally secured his first stage win since 2011 while


Chris and the main field rolled home relaxed over 11 minutes later.


And Chelsea have completed the signing of the Spain striker from


real Madrid for a club record fee. The 24-year-old has signed a


five-year deal and will join the Premier League champions on their


pre-season tour of Asia. He scored 20 goals in La Liga for Real. That


is all sportsmen. Royal visits can be tiring for even


for the most experienced members of the family,


but for two-year old Princess Charlotte, daughter


of the Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge - at the end


of the five day tour to Poland and Germany,


it all proved a bit too much. As the Cambridge's prepared to leave


Hamburg this afternoon, For rock from all of us, thanks for


watching, see you


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