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This is BBC World News Today, I'm Ben Bland.


An attack at the Israeli embassy in Jordan leaves one dead and two


Eight people are found dead in the back of a truck


in the US state of Texas - police believe they were


Candid confessions about Princess Diana,


20 years after her death, princes William and Harry


open up about regret, grief and memories they cherish.


And in sport we have news from cricket, golf and cycling


as British rider Chris Froome wins the Tour de France for a fourth time


and immediately sets his sights on a record-equalling fifth victory.


Hello and welcome to World News Today.


We start with an update on the attack on the Israeli embassy


in the Jordanian capital, Amman.


A short while ago, local police confirmed one Jordanian citizen


was killed and two people wounded - including one Israeli.


Security forces have sealed off the embassy


which is in an affluent part of Amman.


The Israeli authorities are not commenting on the incident,


and for the moment have imposed reporting restrictions.


Our Middle East Editor Alan Johnson has more.


The Israelis are saying nothing about whatever has gone on at the


embassy in demand. In fact they have imposed restrictions on reporting.


What little we know has come from Jordanian sources. They say there


is, as you said, one local person, a Jordanian man, killed in a shooting


incident will stop an Israeli was wounded. The area around the embassy


is now a subject of a major security operation. We have no idea exactly


what motivated this attack. What sparked this. But in the absence of


more information, there's bound to be speculation in the region and


beyond. That this incident was linked to the current tensions in


Jerusalem, and as you know, there are some very strong feelings there


regarding Israel's position of new security measures at the holy site


known to Muslims as the Ron and to dues as the Temple Mount. There is


strong feeling that in Jordan. There have been a series of demonstrations


during the day. There is speculation that this attack on the embassy may


have been linked to the tension surrounding Jerusalem.


Eight suspected illegal immigrants have been found dead at a car


The were found inside a truck parked outside a Walmart store.


20 others, also believed to be illegal immigrants


were found in the truck alive but in a critical condition,


some are suffering from heatstroke or dehydration.


Police say the driver has been arrested and charged -


and they described the incident as a human trafficking case.


Earlier I spoke to our Washington correspondent Laura Bicker -


I began by asking her what we knew about the victims.


Police say that at least two of them were school-aged children, the rest


seem to be ages between 20 and 30. As you have just mentioned, they are


certainly treating this as a smuggling, human trafficking


incident. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. In this part


of the US. San Antonio is about 150 miles, 240 kilometres from the


Mexican border, and border patrols have reported within the last month


finding at least two such tractor-trailers nearby, one with


over 70 migrants, one with over 40. When it comes to trying to prevent


this kind of incident, Donald Trump has obviously proposed his border


wall, which would cost $20 billion. But the number of border control


officers has been stepped up over recent months, and there have been a


number of raids to try to round up illegal immigrants and send them


back. But experts say that by hardening the border patrols and by


hardening the Borders, what it does mean is that more people will turn


to the likes of smugglers and pay them to try to get a new life in the


United States. Let's take a look at some of


the other stories making the news: The new White House communications


director, Anthony Scaramucci, has appeared on Sunday shows


in the US. He said on FOX that a top priority


is to stop damaging leaks from within the White House -


and that he will take "drastic Earlier, Scaramucci deleted his


old tweets in which he shared views contradicting those of President


Trump. More protests have taken place in


Poland's capital Warsaw, over government plans to reform the


Supreme Court. Critics say the measures would undermine the powers


of the judiciary. Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets


in recent weeks to oppose the bill. Israel has installed cameras


at an entrance to the al-Aqsa mosque This comes amid extreme tension


surrounding security Palestinian worshippers have


vehemently objected to Israel's setting up of metal detectors


in the area. That follows the killing


there of two Israeli policemen. Hundreds of people marched


on the streets of Moscow today to The rally, which was monitored


by city authorities, comes amid increasing government


control over online activities. Demonstrators also demanded


the resignation of the head Earlier, I spoke to


Roman Dobrokhotov, editor in chief of The Insider,


a Moscow-based I asked him what impact


the government's proposed legislation would have on websites


like his own. I'm not sure for now, because all of


this suppression of the Internet is continuing very quickly. I think


this is the result of the latest protests of the opposition, because


as we have seen, there are lots of young people who don't watch TV any


more. They use mostly the Internet to get information. So, it is more


and more difficult for the government to control the thoughts


of its people to enforce propaganda. I think this is the main reason of


the restrictions. We see more and more Internet websites like ours


being closed or put under control of the government. It's actually very


likely that our website also will face some problems, not because of


this law, because it is more about Internet messages, but still. We see


the atmosphere is changing. That is why people are protesting. I suppose


the argument the Russian government would make is that the controls they


have introduced are designed to tackle extremist content, to deal


with terrorist threats and that they are necessary. A lot of examples of


terrorism terrorists being caught, because of laws about the Internet,


but we see dozens or maybe even hundreds of examples of protesters,


opposition party members, who had some problems with the government.


Because of these new laws. Some of them were arrested or even


imprisoned. Especially in this context, as we already spoke about,


when we see that the Internet is now the main challenge for the


propaganda, I think it is the real reason of this restriction. My


understanding is that there was new legislation passed by the lower


Houses of Parliament the use of Virtual Private networks, and


anonymous messaging apps like telegram. Just explain why those


steps of such concern to you. That is very easy. We already have some


blacklisted websites, which are like oppositional Internet newspapers.


People use VPNs to reach these websites. We see more and more of


this blacklisted oppositional or just Internet newspaper websites,


and of course the government want to prevent people seeing this content.


Seeing this text. That is why they impose these new restrictions, and


of course we also can suffer from that, because if they blacklist our


website, not only like Facebook and other social networks, but also VPNs


will be very important to read our content.


She was one of the world's most photographed and


recognisable women - and we've now had a glimpse


into the family life of the late Princess Diana.


Her sons - Princes William and Harry, have spoken candidly


In a television documentary marking 20 years since her death,


Prince William says he regrets that his last conversation with his


Our Royal Correspondent, Nicholas Witchell reports.


To the watching world, she was the princess whose image


It was a glamorous but necessarily limited


Now nearly 20 years after Diana's death in the car accident in Paris,


her sons William and Harry have spoken in an ITV documentary


about Diana, the mother who did so much to shape their childhood.


We felt, you know, incredibly loved, Harry and I.


And I'm very grateful that that love still feels there.


It was that love that even if she was on the other side


of the room, as a son you could feel it.


The person who emerges from William and Harry's description is a woman


When everybody says to me, you know, "So, she was fun,


All I can hear is her laugh in my head.


And that sort of crazy laugh where there was just pure


One of her mottos to me was that you can be as naughty as you want,


And they talk about their mother's death.


They recall the last time they spoke to her and they reflect


on the overwhelming public reaction and how they coped with the week


As William himself has said, it is a tribute to Diana


from her sons in which they recall the woman they hope


Stay with us on BBC World News, still to come: Our correspondent


tries to get answers from the Russian pop star who set up


the controversial meeting between a Moscow lawyer


One person has been killed and two others wounded in an attack


Eight people have been found dead in the back of a truck in Texas,


in an incident police suspect is linked to people smuggling.


Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner will testify


this week in front of both the House and Senate intelligence committees.


Some of the questions will focus on his meeting


with a Russian lawyer - a meeting which Mr Trump's son


That meeting was set up at the request of singer


Emin Agalarov who's an old acquaintance of Mr Trump.


The BBC's Sarah Rainsford caught up with him at a concert in Latvia,


and tried to get his comments on the ongoing controversy.


Can I just ask you what information you were trying to pass on to Donald


Trump junior? No Donald Trump questions, please. I am an artist,


performing. You said the e-mails were false. Ie Same Donald Trump


junior was lying? No thank you very much. I'm with some friends there.


Can I ask you one question? The e-mail says you had... Give me some


primacy. I beg you. Is there a reason you won't answer the


question? The Director General of the BBC,


Tony Hall, has said work is already happening to address the gap


between the pay of men The difference in salaries became


clear after the corporation published a list of broadcasters


and entertainers paid more Earlier today, some of the BBC's


most prominent female broadcasters wrote an open letter


demanding 'immediate action'. Our media correspondent


David Sillito reports. Alex Jones of The One Show,


Mishal Husain and Sue Barker, more than 40 of the most famous


female presenters at the BBC, calling on the corporation to act


now to end its gender pay gap. Good morning, friends,


thanks for tuning in... That list was the trigger


for the letter today, publishing In the top 20 names


was only one woman. The best paid men were being paid


more than twice what the top This open letter to the papers said


that this week's annual report confirmed what many have long


suspected, that women were being paid less


than men for the same work. On the whole, I think


it is fantastic that so many wonderful women have been prepared


to put their head above the parapet. We got stick, we knew


we would get stick, But it isn't just about, in fact


it is not about getting whacking great pay rises for women


who are already well paid. It is about pay parity and getting


fairness for everybody. The letter today says that the BBC


has known about the pay disparity for years,


we want to go on record to call When programmes such as Women's Hour


went on air 60 years ago, equal pay for equal work


was a pressing issue. The fact it remains an issue


despite law changes in the 1960s and 70s after pressures


from the women's movement is a sign of how tough


it is to find quick solutions. Attitudes about age


and experience and authority affect the pay divide,


but it is also worth noting that in the top 20 there is not a single


black or Asian presenter. It comes at a time where the BBC


is facing opposition over plans to change terms and conditions


for the rest of staff, who are paid The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says


this taps into a wider issue This gender pay gap is appalling,


we would insist on a strong gender pay audit of every organisation,


and we would also look at a 20-1 ratio between the chief executive


and lowest paid staff in every In response, the BBC said today


the overall pay gap is 10%, less than the national average


of 18% but it needed to go further The director-general said


he is confident that next year's Jordan Spieth has won


the Open at Royal Birkdale. He was in stunning form


on the back nine of his final round to finish on 12 under,


three ahead of fellow China's Li Haotong


was third on six under, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy


tied for fourth a shot further back. He started the day leading,


finished it winning, Jordan Spieth's three shot lead had


evaporated by the time he reached the 13th,


that is his ball in the shrubbery. Miraculously he walked away


with a bogey, out of the lead. Arnold Palmer once said,


success depends less on strength of body and more


on strength of mind. When many minds might have been


melted, Spieth unscrambled His tee shot at the next


hole nearly went in. After that, that never


looked like missing. Birdie, eagle, two more birdies


followed in the next two holes. He turns 24 on Thursday


with a third major title. The only other man to have done


that, a certain Jack Nicholas. Hosts England have won a dramatic


women's Cricket World Cup final at Lord's, beating India


by nine runs to claim Anya Shrubsole was the England hero,


sparking an Indian collapse with six wickets, including


the match winning moment. India were cruising towards a first


World Cup win at 191 for three chasing a modest target of 22,


but when Punam Raut fell for 86 the capitulation followed and India


lost their final seven wickets for just 28 runs to spark those


English celebrations. Britain's Chris Froome has been


crowned Tour de France He crossed the finish line in Paris


for a third successive victory - a 54 second margin of victory


unchallenged on the final The glory of a stage win


on the Champs-Elysees went to the Dutch sprinter Dylan


Groenewegen. From Paris, our correspondent,


Richard Conway. This was a very closely fought Tour


de France but in the end Chris Froome showed his dominance with an


emphatic ride in Marseille in that time trial on Saturday. The 14 mile


22 and a half kilometres, he showed he was the rider of his generation.


This is his fourth Tour de France victory and it is perhaps the


sweetest, given that the French rider pushed him all the way until


the penultimate stage. In today's stage, the final stage, this was a


ceremonial ride. A chance for Chris Froome and his team, sky, to sip


champagne as they rode in to Paris. A chance to reflect on what they


have achieved over the past three weeks. They can now celebrate this


victory, celebrate the fact this is the fourth Tour de France title for


Chris Froome, but also perhaps look at the British dominance in this


race. Over the past few years, this is the fifth time in six years that


teams guy have won the race, showing how they have dominated and really


come to the fore of road cycling. As for Chris Froome himself, at the age


of 32 or so titles now under his belt, questions are posed about


where he can go from here. Any comeback next year for a fifth


title, maybe even the sixth in years to come? That would put him up there


among the very best riders who have ever competed in the Tour de France.


That is something he wants, that is something that I think we will be


talking about when he returns in July next year.


A Venezuelan violinist who's become famous for playing violin in front


of police lines at protests has been taken to hospital during the latest


In a clip posted on social media, Wuilly Arteaga said nothing


will stop him from taking part in demonstrations.


Wuilly Arteaga is the sound of Venezuela's opposition. Often to be


seen and heard with his violin near the front of anti-government


protests, he is a former graduate of a celebrated music scheme for


children from poor backgrounds. But like many Venezuelans, he lost faith


in an increasingly authoritarian, brutal regime. As the protests and


the government response to them turned ugly, his message was always


one of nonviolence. Then he too became a victim. Struck in the face


by an army battle ground, Wuilly Arteaga treated these pictures from


his hospital bed, still clutching his precious violin. Rubber bullets


and shotgun pellets would stop our fight, said the musician. Vowing to


return to the streets. -- will not stop our fight. More than 100 people


have been killed in four months of clashes between troops and


protesters who accused the government of being increasingly


dictatorial and of running down it once wealthy country. After


pro-government supporters recently attacked the opposition controlled


Congress, his opponents accused the president of deliberately


politicising institutions like Congress and the Supreme Court. But


the president dismissed calls for more strikes this week. Saying he


would lead Venezuela out of the crisis. TRANSLATION: Work has


triumphed. Our police who have never worked, let them carry on not


working. We are, adds. -- we are Conrad 's. The president has


ominously bound to defend the socialist revolution at all costs


will stop with arms if necessary. What should be one of the world's


wealthiest countries is broken. Venezuela's oil wealth corrupted


away, and the government says its opponents are foreign backed


agitators bent on destroying the economy. Wuilly Arteaga no longer


believes in the government and a system he once supported. Like many,


he thinks constitutional elections called by the government for next


weekend will solve nothing. He will be back on the streets with his


violin. Now take a look at these pictures


which came through earlier. They show the dramatic moment


on Thursday when a Buddhist pagoda in Central Myanmar collapsed


and fell into a fast-flowing river. Locals watched as the structure -


built in 1925 - slid slowly Officials blamed rising water levels


after heavy rain which may have weakened the base of the pagoda


on the river bank. And you can get in touch


with me and the team Another one of those days where you


may have seen some sunshine but also against some heavy or even


torrential downpours places. Another view of a big threatening cloud in


the distance


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