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Charlie Gard, the terminally ill British baby whose medical care
was the subject of a court battle has died, a week before
was the subject of a court battle has died.
Donald Trump takes cover after a setback in the Senate and a public
row between two of his closest aides.
Also, volunteers trying to save Canada's wild horses from hunters
Hello and welcome to World News Today.
The Pentagon says it believes North Korea has conducted another
The Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary said it flew for about 45 minutes.
That's longer than the missile tested in July which Pyongyang
claimed was an intercontinental ballistic missile capable
The Prime Minister convened the National Security Council and
expressed his strongest condemnation against North Korea and announce
that our Prime Minister will take every possible measure to ensure the
safety of the Japanese people. It is important at this critical juncture
that such key allies as the United States, South Korea, and Japan
closely coordinate and rigorously implement economic sanction measures
that have been agreed upon, and that were also announced to give pressure
to North Korea so that it would come to its senses. It has been reported
the head of the American and South Korean military has discussed
military response options, what does that mean, does Japan supported? It
has been expressed that Japanese Government supports the American
administration's position that all options are on the table. There is
no question about it. We will continue to closely coordinate with
such key Alex Mowatt the United States and South Korea. At the
moment it is important to recognise that the military option is the last
resort. What is important right now is to implement rigorously and
completely economic sanction measures that were agreed by the
Security Council, that also includes China and Russia, which also have
great influence over North Korea. What should China and Russia to that
they are not at the moment? Russia and China are permanent members of
the United Nations Security Council, the bear a big responsibility in
dealing with North Korea's elastic missile programmes, and as far as
China is concerned, 90% of North Korea's trade is with China. What is
making it possible for North Korea to develop its ballistic and nuclear
programme is its massive foreign currency revenue. It is critically
important. In that regard China can play a far more important role than
it is currently doing. Do you think they are serious about stopping
North Korea or not? China's position on North Korea nuclear and missile
programme is clear, they would never condone North Korea becoming a
nuclear power. They have been quite explicit about it. China is in a
very good position and is serious about declaring North Korea becoming
a nuclear power. But it's obvious that the ballistic missiles that
have been launched our delivery systems of such weapons. Let us know
get more on this from Washington. What does talk of a military
response mean? It could mean increasing the US
military footprint in the region, or a pre-emptive military strike. There
are various options available. The military has recently updated those
options and they are ready to be presented to the President should he
ask for them. That reality has not changed. Secretary of defence
regularly says he does not want this option, a military cough edition
would be a catastrophe, but equally they are watching with concern the
ad -- the advancing technological ability of North Korea with regard
to ballistic missiles and the concern about long-range runs and
the ability for these missiles to ultimately hurt the United States.
What other options are possible? What about the influence of China?
Can the US do more to exert pressure on the Chinese? The US is preparing
to do more to put pressure on the Chinese. A State Department official
said the CPR drawing up a list of things that they said were sanctions
busting. They have started to do that. They have signalled that they
are prepared to do more. But that this within the range of policy that
is being pursued now which is sanctions and diplomacy trying to
squeeze -- trying to squeeze North Korea with the goal of getting it to
a giddy to D nuclear lies. There is the question being asked,
can you convince them to do this at this point. Either you have a
military response or you have talks and agreed to freeze North Korea
where they are in their nuclear programme. That is something that
the administration is not willing to consider, at least publicly, at this
point. It's been confirmed
that the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard has died,
a week before his first birthday. It's thought he was moved
to a hospice today from Great Ormond Street children's
hospital where he was being treated. The hospital has released a
statement sending their condolences to the family.
In March of this year specialists at great Ormond Street that decided
that his treatment should be withdrawn. His parents rejected
this. They said there were doctors in America offering experimental
treatment that could help Charlie Gard. They hang on to the
possibility that they would be allowed to take him to America. But
after further tests they admitted defeat and said it was time to let
him go. Our son is an absolute warrior and
we could not be prouder of him and we will miss him terribly. His body,
heart and soul will soon be gone but his spirit will live on for eternity
and he will make a difference to people's lives for years to come.
The campaign was relentless. A petition was handed and with 350,000
signatures. An online appeal raised more than ?1 million to pay for
experimental treatments. Support for Charlie Gard was global. A statement
from Pope Francis said he was playing for his parents and that he
hoped that they wished to a company and cheat their child until the end
was not elected. -- and treat their child.
But doctors at great Ormond Street and the legal system saw things
differently. Judges at every level up to this European Court of Human
Rights determined that further treatment would not be in the
interests of Charlie Gard and that he should be allowed to die with
dignity. Through out the legal process the relationship between the
parents and the hospital deteriorated stop I cannot get my
head around it. We too him into hospital, they do not want to do the
treatment. They basically just kept him a prisoner there. Our parental
rights have been stripped the military we took in there, in
hindsight we lost him. -- the moment we took him in there. His parents
thank nurses at great Ormond that they said the hospital and the
courts had denied them their final wish by determining that the
life-support treatment should end sought -- shortly after he was moved
to a hospice rather than allowing them to move to a home environment.
The money raised will now set up a foundation to help other desperately
ill children. The parents thank everyone who supported Charlie Gard
and said that by the time his short life came to an end he was loved by
thousands of people. His parents have released a
statement. They say the hospital denied them their final wish. They
just wanted quality time. Most people will not have to go through
what we went through. We had no control over his life or his death.
Let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news.
The court said Nawaz Sharif had been dishonest and not disclosing his
earnings. He has denied any wrongdoing.
Police in Germany say a man armed with a knife has attacked people
in a supermarket in the northern city of Hamburg.
Police say one person was killed and four others injured.
The suspect is no indication. The police say they have no idea of
motive and are not ruling anything out.
The US Government says it plans to rhetoric the amount of nicotine in
cigarettes. They think reducing nicotine levels will make cigarettes
less addictive. They will look at ways of shifting smokers to
electronic cigarettes. The volunteers trying to save
Canada's wild horses from hunters before it is too late.
An independent review will be carried out into building
regulations and fire safety after that Grenfell Tower fire.
The Government has announced an independent review of fire safety
and building regulations. Many of the questions were left their
regulations were adequate. The former chairperson of the
manufacturers organisation will over see this. It will report to the
Communities Secretary and to the Home Secretary. They will explore
many of these aspects of regulation being sufficient. Whether
sufficiently applied. It sounds at this early stage.
The latest headlines. The United States and South Korea discuss a
military response option after North Korea test a second intercontinental
ballistic missile. And Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby, whose
medical care was subject to a court battle, has died.
It has been an incredible few hours for President Donald Trump. The
Senate has rejected another attempt to reveal Obamacare, and three of
the top figures are, Donald Trump's promised to repeal Obamacare that he
said would be so easy, crashed and burned on the floor of the Senate.
Outside, opponents celebrated. John McCain delivered the news with a
dramatic thumbs down. Two gasps and intakes of breath that person that
the President had hailed as a key role was note the villain of the
piece. This is a disappointing moment. From
skyrocketing costs, plummeting choices, collapsing markets, our
constituents have suffered through an awful lot under Obamacare. That
was not the only drama unfolding. At the White House the most
extraordinary bare-knuckle cage fight has broken out among the three
most senior people in their West wing who are not the President. The
new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, talking in abusive and
obscene terms about the chief of staff, and the chief strategist.
Anthony Scaramucci has apologised for the language used, but not the
sentiments expressed. In his conversation with the New
Yorker magazine, Anthony Scaramucci said of the Chief of staff.
Of Steve Banning he said. And earlier in the week Anthony
Scaramucci told the BBC that his style was going to be more direct.
One of the things I cannot stand about this town is the backstabbing.
Where I grew up, we are front stabbers. We like to tell you where
we are from and what we are doing. Donald Trump left Washington a short
while ago to fly to Long Island, New York, to look up efforts to curb
inter-gang rivalry and violence. He could have stayed at home.
If the President was disheartened by the Senate's decision to vote down
their health care Bill he was not showing during a speech he made in
the last couple of hours then Long Island. Discussing measures on
immigration and law enforcement he said he would still get the job done
on health care. We need more resources from Congress and we are
getting them. Congress is actually opening up and really doing the job.
They should have approved health care last night that you can't have
everything. They have been working on that one for seven years. Can you
believe that? This one. But we will get it done. I said from the
beginning, let Obamacare implored, and then do it. That turned out to
be right. Obamacare, implored. I spoke to our Washington
correspondent about why Obamacare is so divisive.
I have been speaking to a number of people over the past few months
about Obamacare and health care provision. On the one hand you have
a number of Americans who rely on three health care, on the measures
brought in by President Obama. They typically don't get the treatment
they need. On the other hand you have middle-class Americans who are
working very hard boost unions have shot up. Their health care now costs
more than mortgage or rent sometimes. They cannot understand
why they are paying for health care for those that they believe have
made choices in life that they do not understand, that perhaps they
are paying for health care for people who need certain treatments
or who have had many children. I spoke to one woman who said why
should I pay for another mother who needs to give birth for perhaps
their fifth child? I said is that not the way health care works? She
said that is not how it should work in the United States. That is what
the two camps, that Republicans are trying to coalesce around. They have
a problem. The measures for some of the particle too far. They fear that
millions will lose health coverage. For others in the party,
conservatives, they believe the measures do not go far enough, they
want more of Obamacare repealed. Last night they try to bring those
sides together. It is with some course until John McCain cast that
full. They are bruised, battered, and on recess. It is not likely we
will see health care floor any time soon. On recess that they meant the
number of troubles it has been a difficult week and a difficult
couple of days. It is hard to sum up this week. It started with the
President's son-in-law going to the Senate to give testimony about
meeting various members of either the Russian Government Russian
representatives. It's all these investigations into whether or not
Russia medal in the US presidential elections. Then we Donald Trump
treating saying that transgender people would be banned from the
military, catching his own military off-guard, and that directive is no
uncertain. Nobody from the White House has given the military the
idea of how they are taking this policy forward.
Last night we had the drama surrounding health care. And then
the White House itself seems to be at civil war with the likes of
Anthony Scaramucci. We have not seen a resolution to that either. They
have been on the same plane on the way to that rally that you have just
seen. We have not seen how that situation will resolve itself. It is
Friday afternoon. You just never know what is going to happen next in
this White House. Here is the sport.
How has the crickets gone? It is going very well for England. The
third test. A brilliant day for them against South Africa at the Oval,
particularly for debit and Toby Roland-Jones, 4-39. Alistair Cook
was hoping to make his 31st test century that he fell for it yet. Ben
Stokes was the mainstay, it brilliant 112. Kagiso Rabada took
three wickets after returning from a one match ban at in the first test.
But it was Toby Roland-Jones, a knock of 25 with the bat, and he
also took four wickets. It is a pretty special day coming into it.
We knew that we wanted to try and push ourselves as hard as possible.
Still pretty testing conditions at times out there. I thought it was
outstanding and elevating us to a score that we always thought would
be very competitive in the game. It is very helpful when you have got
players at the end of your remark with the experience of Stuart Broad
and Jimmy. They were calm and be guided me through the opening few
overs and then I'd use the adrenaline to keep me going from
there. The bad they for South Africa has been compounded. Philander will
spend the night in hospital on a drip. He has missed large spells of
the tests so far with a stomach bug. Usain Bolt's Killie could go on and
on according to Justin Gatlin. He is still going at age 35 and thinks
Usain Bolt might reconsider his decision to quit. When they miss
competing at the highest level? It's as not just a figure, it is going to
be filled by such young athletes, athletes who want to make a name for
themselves. But he has the opportunity to come back. Once he
leaves he can still come back. He can have a year of rest and say, I
cannot believe it's too soon stop do you think he might do that? He has
that rock star mentality. He could travel the world, have fun, party in
different places, come back and say he wants to take this seriously
again. The President of cycling's world governing body has hit back at
critics as he seeks free election to meet the body. Lance Armstrong and
Pat McQuaid have both been vocal in their dislike of his tenure.
I could not want better endorsements. Neither Lance
Armstrong nor Pat McQuaid like what I have been doing with cycling. They
are the people in their own different ways who took cycling to
the brink of disaster. I do not want their support. That tells its own
story. That has all the sport for now.
There is more online. For more than a century horses known
as wildies have roamed free But recently their numbers
on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
have been dwindling. Natural predators and culls
to prevent them from harming Today less than 800 wildies remain
and now a team of volunteers is taking a new approach
to save them. One only has to go out
there and watch a herd roaming the hills just to really get a sense
of what it used to be If we lost the Alberta Wildies,
I think we'd be losing a big part They were just
considered feral, stray. Nobody cared about them,
nobody wanted anything to do with them, and so they were rounded
up, they were killed, In the wild horse herds,
one that lived closer to the private land and the forest,
the young boys get kicked out by themselves and maybe
join up with a couple Most of the boys that we have
in the barn right now, They got onto private land,
trying to get close to find The contraceptive is administered
via a dart, so it's a disposable It is a true contraceptive,
it's not sterilisation. The mare will get bred
and she will have normal behaviour, I didn't start with horses
until about ten years ago. My daughter got a horse
and when she went off to college, Every day, there's something
you learn and can teach them, too. Don't forget you can get
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