the actually died. and the suggestion is from early reports that this is some kind of murder—suicide. we will get more on that, hopefully, in the next few minutes. many of the students about elementary school have been evacuated into the grounds of the premises while police continue to try to establish what happened. it seems as if, according to the suggestions, it was some kind of murder—suicide, that the perpetrator of this gun attack has died in this incident. some aerial shots of the campus. this is the place where last year, san bernardino, where we have the attack by husband and wife, the terror attack, killing several people in that town. but this is the situation at that school in california. where we understand two
adults have died as a result of a shooting incident and two other people are in hospital. more now on the meeting of foreign ministers from the g7 group of leading economic nations, who are in italy for two days of talks, with the syrian conflict dominating the agenda. the us secretary of state, rex tillerson, is leading calls for russia's president, vladimir putin, to distance himself from the assad regime, and find a way forward for a negotiated settlement of the civil war. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, will argue that syria has no future with bashar al assad as president. i've been speaking to the former uk ambassador to russia, sir andrew wood. i think it's very right that there should be some sort of unified western message, because it hasn't been entirely
clear what the follow up to the strike was to have been or how it fitted into a wider us and therefore western purpose, and that is important to remove doubt from the russian side, about that. it is also the case that the russians would have had a powerful shock which is why they are now responding by talking of retaliation. i'm not sure what that could be and why it is against international law in their eyes and things like that, while i suppose they gather their thoughts as to where they are really going to go. interesting you say about mixed messages about going to moscow with the suggestion that there might be new sanctions. are you saying that because of conflicts of interest over sanctions to do with ukraine that further sanctions might not make a difference? that is possible. it has to be said, assad has used chemical weapons before, chlorine gas and barrel bombs, yet there has been no talk of sanctions. is that because of the sanctions already in place with
the ukraine situation? more cynically i suspect that is because nobody has really thought of that in that context. sure. there are difficulties, of course, for everyone, assad has a measure of power. i think he is a problem for the russians, not just because of his behaviour, but also because of that. but because i don't believe they have an alternative. we talk about a settlement. for russia it has got to be with assad or someone like assad, and for us that is an almost impossible future to contemplate. there is no replacement for assad as far as the russians are concerned. they haven't found someone yet. but they would like to find someone? quite possibly, i don't know. it depends on the mood of putin at the time. what is going on in the mind of vladimir putin at the moment? he perhaps has a president in the white house who is willing to use force.
that was the first shock for him. he had supposed that president trump would be rather different. it's not that long ago that the secretary of state rex tillerson was talking about having to recognise that assad was there to stay, that was the implication that the russians took. that was the supposition that assad was under some sort of russian control. which presumably he's not. or, alternatively, the russians are indifferent to the use of chemical weapons when they had already promised former president obama that they would get rid of them all. so there is a lot of confusion there. my point was more that, if the russians wished to preserve their current set of aims, they are going to end up with assad, still, or someone from his grouping,
and they can't easily switch sides unless they are going to change their strategy completely. and there is no sign of their wishing to do that at present. it's emerged that the chief executive of the troubled rail franchise southern rail, charles horton, is being paid nearly half a million pounds a year. the company has been in dispute with unions for the past 12 months, leading to strikes and severe disruption for passengers. today businesses, based at eastbourne station, said they were shocked and angry that while mr horton earns hundreds of thousands, many passengers have experienced financial hardship. amanda akass reports. iam deep i am deep is sorry for the inconvenience being caused to customers now... charles horton's role as head of the most unpopular round network means he's used to hearing the frustrations of customs, but coming after a year of strikes and poor poor form but coming after a year of strikes and poor poorform is but coming after a year of strikes and poor poor form is starting but coming after a year of strikes and poor poorform is starting long before that, use of his high salary
has struck a raw nerve. —— news. before that, use of his high salary has struck a raw nerve. -- news. if thatis has struck a raw nerve. -- news. if that is what he is earning of a console this problem out, i'm running all over the place with my son, who is having driving lessons because he is sick to death of the because he is sick to death ofthe because he is sick to death cfthe it because he is sick ta death cfthe it takes the because he is sick tc death cfthe it takes the mick, really. because he is sick tc death cfthe get ttakes the mick, really. because he is sick tc death cfthe get abouts the mick, really. because he is sick tc death cfthe get about £2 |e mick, really. because he is sick ta death cfthe get about £2 common eally. because he is sick to death cfthe get about £2 common sage and each we get about £2 common sage and each day, so i don't know how he can get rewarded for the service they are providing —— £2 compensation. rewarded for the service they are providing -- £2 compensation. he doesn't deserve it. he's giving no service whatsoever. eastbourne chamber of, is estimate some businesses could have lost as much as 30% of their annual income because of the disruption —— eastbourne's chamber of commerce. for these businesses around the station it has been a struggle to make ends meet. i don't know if i should cry all are, i don't know what the reaction should be. we will keep on going for as long as we can, and when we can't we will have two
pack up which will be a disaster for us pack up which will be a disaster for us and our staff will stop ben runs a resta u ra nt us and our staff will stop ben runs a restaurant opposite the station. this is almost the last roar on the camel ‘s back. this is almost the last roar on the camel 's back. southern's account shows charles horton was paid 409 £5,000 last year, the parent company posting a fall in profits of £50 million —— £495,000. the mp tom brake has been campaigning for them to be stripped of the franchise. commuters who have suffered southern for the last couple of years have had an appalling service and will be astonished to find how much is earning. others say that as a private company southern are about to pay what they want. it is the market rate for that kind of performance —— for that kind ofjob.
that is more comfort to businesses who are struggling to stay afloat. —— that is no comfort. a photo of a woman smiling at an english defence league protester in birmingham, snapped after she stepped in to defend another woman, gone viral. the image of saffiyah khan has been shared thousands of times, since saturday. bob hockenhull has the story. an image that's travelled around the world — today, at home in acocks green, saffiyah khan was reflecting on her moment of defiance at saturday's edl demonstration in birmingham. she says she stepped in to help a muslim woman who was being threatened. she seemed scared, but regardless of whether or not she felt scared, the fact of the matter is there was a group of edl surrounding her, and i don't think anybody should be in that position. the photograph shows saffiyah appearing to smile at edl leader ian crossland. she says he was poking his finger in herface, but she was determined to be calm. i was just looking at the guy,
and sometimes just the best response is to smile. were you actually scared when you intervened? am i afraid of the edl? i wasn't then, and i'm not now, and i don't intend to be. ian crossland hasn't yet commented today, but he did speak on saturday before the photograph was taken. it's not a demonstration against muslims, it's a demonstration against radical mu...|slam. around 100 people took part in the rally. the edl says it moved the protest from derby to birmingham because khalid masood, the westminster attacker, lived in the city. on a site claiming to be the edl‘s official facebook page, it said saffiyah had been "disrespectful, shouting during a minute's silence for victims of terror attacks and then being treated like a hero." saffiyah says there was no "one—minute silence". that's a really hurtful claim, because anyone that knows me, even not particularly well, or has just talked to me once
or twice, can vouch for the fact that i would respect a minute's silence for the death of anyone. saffiyah also denies claims she's a member of any anti—fascist group. people we spoke to seemed happy the photograph had been circulated around social media. i think it's a brave act, especially because they are quite, you know, they are a lot more aggressive and physically taller and more threatening than she is. when she stayed calm, i think it brought more awareness to it rather than causing an argument. saffiyah says she finds it strange the picture has attracted such notoriety, but hopes it'll motivate people to fight racism. time for a look at the weather — here's matt taylor. after the warmth some of you had yesterday, the weather has been
reset back to normal, we will not see 25 degrees again for the rest of this week, and it said it will be west or north—westerly winds that dominate, and as we head into next weekend, that is easter weekend, and these are the kind of temperatures we are expecting to see, much closer to where it should be for the time of year. it will not be horrendous, the weekend, fairly typical for this stage in april, a few showers, the odd heavy and thundery shower, but equally dry weather, so sunny spells, and the sun is gaining strength every single day. so it will negate some of the chill that you will otherwise feel. turning chilly out there tonight, and clear skies and light the improved macro could —— light winds could lead to temperatures of around 2 degrees. by
the morning into shetland, it will be raining on and off through the day. maybe a few spots of rain across scotland, but most people will have a dry day with spells of hazy sunshine. cloud will build up elsewhere. sunny spells in the afternoon and maybe more cloud in the southern counties of england, compared with today, but it should still feel pleasant enough in the sunshine. 10—12. the breeze picks up sunshine. 10—12. the breeze picks up into wednesday, bringing the weather front to scotland and northern ireland, and we start with some rain in northern england and wales, mainly on the western side of the hills, the rain fizzles out. it pushes south eventually towards southern england, so not much rain in the south, still some spending —— sunny spells, but feeling cooler for eve ryo ne sunny spells, but feeling cooler for everyone and temperatures will be no enough for a touch of frost in rural areas. “— enough for a touch of frost in rural areas. —— lowest. —— low enough
showers most prolific in western scotland. into good friday, bright day in the northern half of the country, threatening some rain here and there, but still some dry weather to enjoy. but for everyone, turning colder. this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 8pm — foreign ministers from the g7 nations, have been trying to find a unified approach to tackling the conflict in syria, after last week's suspected chemical weapons attack. two people have been killed in what police believe to be a murder suicide, at a school in san bernardino in california. the chief executive of barclays, jes staley, could lose his annual bonus after two regulators opened an investigation, into his conduct in a whistleblowing case. also coming up — the funeral service has taken place, of the policeman stabbed to death in the westminster terror attack.