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i'm tim wilcox live where more victims of flight mh 17 have been flown to netherlands for identification. a major briefing on the evolution of dinosaurs. newly discovered fossils suggest the giant beasts may have been covered in feathers earlier than we thought. also in the program, we have the business news. has it stretched too far? >> amazon is a true retail giant. it's announced a funky phone, tv and maybe plans for a drone. investors have loved the man behind it all. can he be king of the jungle forever? very warm welcome to you. it's midday here in london, 7:00
a.m. washington, 2:00 p.m. gaza. palestinian leaders have called for a day of anger. tensions continue to to spread over the rising death toll from israeli attacks. overnight, palestinian demonstrators clashed with israeli soldiers in the west bank. 10,000 people took to the streets, the worst violence near a check point. the security cabinet is preparing to discuss new american proposals for humanitarian cease fire. more than 800 palestinians have been killed in over three weeks of violence. 34 israelis have died. let's cross to our correspondents for more. john is in the west bank and now in gaza for us. john, if i could talk to you first. overnight, 10,000 taking to streets in the west bank. palestinian demonstrators clashing with israeli soldiers today. lots of security on the ground behind you.
midday prayers just finished. what's the mood like? >> reporter: relatively relaxed at the moment. as you say, a huge security operation here. what they've done actually is said that any palestinian men under the age of 50 would not be able to pray at the mosque, one of the holy sites. if you look at people just finished prayers, most are elderly and so far peaceful. there are concerns that it won't stay that way today. we have huge clashes at the check point between romala and israel. there were clashes with soldiers. two palestinians kill there had. we have 29 israeli police officers also hurt. a pretty tense situation across the west bank. >> it looks like an explosion went off near your live position
in the day. bring us up to date with the situation in gaza regarding clashes and air strikes. >> reporter: as friday prayers ended in gaza, we saw rockets being fired towards israel by palestinian militants, more than we've seen the past couple of days. i can see a puff of smoke to my right where some have been intercepted by israel's iron dome defense system. we have had israeli air strikes to the north of us also in the south of the gaza strip. that thud you hear is shelling continuing in the neighborhood off to the east of gaza city. overnight, 30 houses were destroyed by israel across the gaza strip including one belonging to the military spokesman for the islamic jihad militant group. he was killed with three members of his family. a lot more civilians have been killed pushing the death toll up
to 815 with more than 5200 wounded. >> the situation clearly still very tense. john in the midst of all of this renewed urgency for the need to broker some sort of truce. americans at forefront of this. we know the israeli security cabinet is preparing to discuss proposals for humanitarian cease fire. how much hoop is surrounding these talks? >> reporter: not much i don't think so at the moment. there is talk of whether there might be a humanitarian truce over the eve holiday which will come in a few day's time. but in previous wars between hamas and israel, there has been better mediation really are. we had a different government in egypt that did a lot of mediating. there isn't that this time. certainly so far both sides have been saying they would be able to agree to a cease fire under certain conditions. neither side is being able to
meet them. i think the truth is if and when that cease fire comes, it's only ever going to be a short term fix. the long term problem that's going on here for decades between israelis and palestinians will not be resolved by truce that may emerge. >> we're going to leave it there. john in east bank. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry called on hamas allies, turkey and cut tar to push for a cease fire. the prime minister cancelled a trip to france. the leader is based in the capital. in an exclusive interview with bbc stephen sackur, he says hamas wants the cease fire as soon as possible but with a guarantee the eight long year
siege with gaza is lifted. >> what would it take for hamas to sign onto a cease fire now? >> translator: we want a cease fire as soon as possible. that's parallel with the lifting of siege on gaza. this is command of people. i call on u.n., uk and u.s. people to ask gaza people what they want. i guarantee that would be the request of the gaza people. >> america tends to be working on a two stage deal where there will be a truce. guns and rockets stop firing then a serious negotiation about how to boost the gaza economy, how to ease the blockade on gaza, and to give the people of gaza a better life. are you prepared to accept a two stage solution to this? >> translator: regardless of the mechanisms what is important to
me there should be a genuine guarantee to lift the siege on ga gaza. these promises have been made in the past but nothing was done. gaza is part of palestinian land. they need to leave without a blockade. we want an airport, port, open up to the world. we don't want to be controlled by border crossing making gaza biggest prison in the world. people come from medical treatment or work. why are people punished with slow death of world's biggest prison. this is a crime. we want halt in aggression and end in siege. we are eager the blockade should end in gaza. >> you talk of resistance. how can any idea of resistance justify putting rockets in a school building? >> translator: frankly speaking this is a lie. let israel show where the rocket
launchers are in gaza. >> you can watch that full interview with the hamas leader meshaal on friday's edition of hard talk 2030 and 2330 "gmt" here on bbc world news. now more planes carrying the remains of victims of flight mh 17 are leaving from the airport in eastern ukraine today. it's been more than a week since the malaysia airliner was shot down in the field. the site is yet to be secured for international investigators. now a dutch multinational team is waiting approval to head to the crash site along with a number of police officers. tim willcox is in kharkiv for us. >> i've just come back from kharkiv airport where the foreign ministers from holland and australia have been paying a visit to teams of experts processing the bodies to fly
back to netherlands. a transport craft left with coffins on board, a huge australian aircraft is prepared. 70 in total will be flown to netherlands. as you say the security situation on the ground is causing huge concern internationally. tony abbott the australian prime minister pledged 100 some armed to join the force. he wants to be created under the u.n. they're flown to europe at the moment. dutch are offering more police officers as well. we don't think the dutch police officers will be armed. let's go live now to hague to anna who can tell us more about the ceremony when those arrive and also you've been speaking to dutch prime minister. >> reporter: that's right tim.
dutch were dismayed by scenes of chaos and disa may after the crash. the dutch prime minister announced he's now sending 40 military police. you're right, they will be unarmed military police heading to that crash site. we also asked the prime minister about his response to this crisis. >> i was on the phone with putin on friday which was relatively polite conversation. at that stage it was still difficult to assess how quickly the recovery would take place. saturday it was totally clear people are still laying there in the open field in 35 degrees celsius. that's unacceptable. we put more pressure on it saturday. of course on friday but saturday
we talked and said it's unacceptable. i remember monday night i heard the train with the bodies was driving away from the insurgent held territory to ukrainian territory. i was happy for all people in this. >> somewhere there's someone that put their finger on a button and fire had the missile. what's your message to that person? >> that he can be assured that i'm extremely motivated to find him, her, or them. as soon as we do, that they won't escape justice. >> reporter: determined response there from the dutch prime minister. the dutch parliament have been meeting behind us this morning. later on this afternoon we're expecting two military aircrafts to land at the air base. the dutch herk lease and australian c 17.
we understand they'll be carrying 70 coffins. again there will be a ceremonial homecoming before the hearses drive to the military base. that's where the forensic investigations are being conducted. tim, back to you. >> thank you very much indeed. the investigation as we've been hearing into the crash site is hampered by unrest all around the area. we've also been hearing reports a number of bodies, as many as 15 have been found in a grave in slovian sloviansk. other sources have confirmed this grave. it's not clear who the bodies are. they could be locals killed by insurgents or could potentially come from a nearby mor tower.
our correspondent went to the city's sent tore speak to the people th -- center to speak to people there for the time being. >> reporter: we've come to this market in donetsk. everywhere in the city you hear bangs, shelling, artillery fire. at the same time, some normal life goes on as well. not all the shop is closed but some are open. let's go and see what people here think. i asked her about the mh 17 crash, and she said i don't know. we only have russian television here, and we're just not getting the other side.
the kharkiv airport in an hour. although the investigation was meant to end today, we understand there's a few more remains brought from the crash site itself. the team will continue to work tomorrow. there may be one or two more flights. the team's job here is done. certainly all investigators i've been speaking to over the last few days wants to stay to collect the other human remains on the ground at the crash site. they're having to wait to do that until that site is safe and secure for them to continue their work. back to you alice. many thanks. tim willcox live in kharkiv. well you can keep up to date with the ukrainian conflict and investigation into the malaysian airliner crash on our website. we have reports from the netherlands and further analysis
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has blocked young men or younger men from worshipping today because of security fears. 2,000 police officers brought many. i've got the israeli police spokesperson here. you must be relatively pleased today. it's quiet. >> security assessments were made over the last 24 to 48 hours to prevent incident frsz taking place in and around the old city where we are at moment. last two weeks in the evening hours we've dealt with disturbances stones and cocktails thrown at police units in and around the neighborhoods. the measures we implemented both in terms of men age 50 upwards were to prevent the disturbances. >> do you think things are calming down? >> things are calm where we are but things can change in a short period of time.
in different neighborhoods and communities, police are there in case necessary. >> two palestinians killed last night. was that live fire? >> that's being looked into. a surge of 10,000 made their way through the crossing. it was necessary for units to respond. there was live fire at officers themselves. we're looking at what took place in the specific incident. in general, security aspects and measures are taken in jerusalem and other areas. the situation is under control. we'll see later this evening in jerusalem. >> you've been in security a long time in this region. is this as bad as you've seen in five years? >> not at all. israeli police are able to deal with these situations. tension go up and down. we're at the end of the festival things are normally quiet.
there is indication of disturbances on the mount. all necessary precautions are implemented as they were today. you can see things getting back to normal relatively quiet. we have to look ahead and be prepared later this afternoon and next day forth coming. >> thank you very much indeed. so as he says, relatively quiet here at the moment. still mid afternoon. that could change after dark. still pretty tense not just here in east jerusalem but across the west bank. >> we'll wait and see. many thanks. john there live in east jerusalem. let's bring you other news on this friday. the french president confirmed there are no survivors from the algerie plane that crashed yesterday over mali. 116 passengers and crew were on board. one of the flight recorders has been found. it's thought the plane came down during a severe sand storm. fighters from the sunni
extremist group islamic state formally known as isis have blown up a well known shrine in mosul. it damaged 30 shrines in and around mosul since they overran the territory. last month the militants claim banning for iraq and syria. taliban militants shot down 15 people including women and a child. gunmen stopped two vehicles and ordered passengers to stand in line at the side of the road before shooting them one by one. the victims were from the min minority community which faced persecution from taliban before. a jailed al-jazeera journalist, peter greste is going to appeal his conviction and seven year sentence for terror related charges in egypt. he and his colleagues were arrested in december as part of
a crack down on islamist supporter of ousted president morsi. now scientists believe this rather scary looking animal was the first creature to bridge the dinosaur and bird species. now the discovery of 150 million-year-old fossils in siberia shows that feathers may have been much more widespread than previously thought. our correspondent has been finding out more. >> some dinosaurs were big and scary. it's thought they had scaly world. after a while some developed feathers. this creature is thought to have been the transition from dinosaur to bird. the current theory is feathers as we see here a rose at middle of the age of the dinosaurs, around 145 million years ago.
new research suggests they a rose much earlier, right at the beginning of when they first emerged. the discovery of this dinosaur in siberia suggests they began to get fluffy chick like feathers earlier than thought. some experts have doubts. this archaeologist says supposed feathers could be something else. >> there are a number of features of feathers that look unlike those other animals that's ever existed. i strongly expect what we're seeing is experimentation with skin structures and unusual scales that have feather like attributes. others believe the research shows feathers were on the dinosaurs from the beginning. coming up in the next half
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rising tide of children heading to the u.s. in search of a better life. nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally in the past few months alone. president obama invites central american leaders to the white house to discuss what can be done. tired of work? new research highlights the dangers to our health when doing shift work. we ask an expert what employees
and employers can do about it. also on the program, we have all the business. sadly mcnuggets are off the menu in hong kong and japan. >> what are we going to eat? mcdonald's expended sales after imported chicken was found at the center of a food scare. japan is halting all chicken food products from china. more on this story shortly. welcome back. now america is seen by many as the land of hope and opportunity. that is part of the reason why in the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the united states. later on friday, president obama will meet the president of honduras, guatemala and el salvador to find a way to try
and extend the flow of child migrants. we report now from washington. navigating the climbing frame, 6-year-old daniel just completed a far tougher journey. he arrived in america earlier this month and finally reunited with his mom who made the journey two years ago. she's asked not to be identified. >> it's risky to travel as a family. it's less risk for children to come on their own. >> daniel made the 5,000 kilometer trip with his two young cousins to escape gang violence and poverty back home. >> what did daniel tell you about the journey he made? >> the only thing he said is that he was scared when he got to the border. when he crossed the river with water up to his neck.
when he was caught by the immigration officials and when he arrived at detention center with clothes still soaking wet. >> detention borders where child migrants are brought to when they arrive. it's their first taste of the american dream. conditions are cramp aed. in eight months 60,000 crossed the border illegally. many make the journey across the waters of the rio grande. it separates from mexico and has become focus for agents patrolling the border. >> you can see how deep the river is here. >> the sergeant polices the crossing. >> if a parent puts their children through half of what illegal aliens do in texas, the parent would have been charged child endangerment. you know, i mean -- they're putting children at risk when
they do this. >> here in washington, solving the problems at border remains a challenge. president obama describes this as a humanitarian crisis and says he's looking at ways to deal with cases faster. his critics wonder how he'll speed deportations when there's a huge backlog in the courts. as for daniel, it could take years for a judge to decide his fate. his mom is afraid he'll get sent back to al salvador. she wants him to stay in america where she believes he'll have a better chance. in the meantime let's get the business update. has the giant over stretched itself? >> yes. profit for wimps was a slogan
during the day of the dot come boom. now amazon is a global giant but making losses, 126 million in the last month. it continues to invest heavily in new technology, spending millions to develop the new fire phone smart phone that goes on sale today. is that enough? sales slid sharply thursday. our investors finally losing patience with amazon. our correspond end joining us from the newsroom. why did amazon make the loss? >> it's been an extraordinary tale. over two decades, amazon has shown the determination not to make a profit. i reports increased revenues. it pushed all that money into further expansion. in la particular, in the last quarter it poured money in
developing the smart phone that's had bad reviews by the way a. into providing original video content for customers, moving rapidly into provide othvideo content. and the cloud system which has proved to be effective but costly for amazon to run. it is a brand new business. it was a huge pioneer invented. it has great customers including the cia among those that use it. it's becoming much more competitive. likes of google and microsoft are trying to offer similar services to businesses for a price. amazon finds it needs to invest in stocks and computers to make that work. it seems determined to do it and proving costly. >> what's the attitude of
investors to amazon these days? >> investors have been incredibly patient. back in the 90s, that was the mantra. all about growth not about profits. most firms have moved from that. if you look at facebook earlier this week, its is half the age of amazon. it's turning out profits to keep people happy. amazon has continued up until now with continued delay of profits. they seem to be worried about the latest set of results. i would imagine either amazon continues to grow the business, they will come back and believe in jeff who served them well so far. i see no reason to doubt his strategy in the long term. >> good to speak to you rory. now the meat scare over out of date food in asia is hitting the biggest names in fast food
from mcdonalds to kfc. the food company is accused of selling bad a meat. mcdonald's took chicken nuggets and other offerings off the menu. today japan stopped selling the nuggets and stopped selling the meat. five employees have been detained over the scandal n. hong kong, there's been focus on the firm's u.s. owners. >> the official is owned by an illinois american company doing business with mcdonald's for decades. the ceo has apologized for the scandal saying he would not try to explain what happened but they would be investigating. obviously this is a western company being targeted. some people are pointing out that obviously food safety is an issue. it's huge in china. it's not possible that only one
company would be involved. it's interesting that authorities may have chosen a western company to target this time. there are echoes of gfk, british pharmaceutical maker in this investigation. >> let's take a look at the markets now. i wanted to show you what it's doing thousand. raised interest rates by 50 basis points siting issues with geo technical issues probably talking ukraine and high inflation. the rest of the european market, both pretty negative. disappointing german sentiment figures bearing on the markets today. that's the round up of business from me. back to you. >> thanks very much. speak to you later. now do stay with us on bbc world news. there's more to come including, meet richard hendrixson. he's 101. he's been helping to tell the weather in america more than 84 years.
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hello. a warm welcome back for the top story this is hour on "gmt." israeli shelling and air strikes continued in gaza. a palestinian leaders call for a day of anger. the dutch prime minister says 40 unarmed military police are sent to eastern ukraine to help find the last victims of flight mh 17. now as promised let's get more on the growing problem of children heading to the united states in search of a better li life. in eight months, 60,000 children have crossed the border into the
u.s. president obama will meet with presidents of honduras, guatemala and el salvador to extend the flow of illegal child migrants. we speak to the migration spokesperson. thanks for joining us on the program. we're seeing this huge worrying rise in number of children crossing illegally into the united states along the southern border. 60,000 in eight months. why have we seen the large spike in numbers now? >> well, it's obviously going to be a combination of reasons given it's three countries. they all have their individual context. it's obviously tragic to have unaccompanied children as young as nine years old making this 2,000 kilometer north with no guarantee of getting anywhere. why are they leaving? the belief their parents may have by getting children over the border they get a promise to stay there.
the belief they're in danger, someone or another in gangs and drug violence in their community. many children come from tough areas. some communities have been migrating north for generations. there's a range of reasons. it's clearly accelerated in the last year and now considered to be a serious humanitarian crisis. >> what are they fleeing to? what are the conditions like in centers where they're held once they arrive in the united states? reports surfaced last month about 100 pregnant teenagers and children willing held in centers overcrowded. how would you describe the description of their arrival? >> there's a huge influx that's going to strain any system. i think we should remember it's not so much the conditions they're finding themselves in, these are conditions they just
found themselves. these are youngsters on the roof of the trains or whatever. they're the most vulnerable migrants we know. there are no parents around, no authoritys. they're attempting to slip over the border. the focus has been to some extent i'm not saying right or wrong on centers, but the problem is vulnerable of kids when travel aing and when they get back home. >> what can be done? we were hearing the president's meeting with presidents of honduras, el salvador. what are his options? >> i think the important thing is that people are focussing on it. the administration has put it to the top of priorities. the news we have overnight is they're looking at prescreening in honduras and in the countries of origin to see if there's a humanitarian reason whether refugee agents or humanitarian
exception. this would cut the need or perceived advantage of sending kids on their own perilous journey. instead of taking that risk, nearing certainty of being caught and sent back, they screen humanitarian cases out and give them opportunity. if young folk are actually fleeing real violence, there's a real concern for their personal safety, they would do it in country rather than on the border. >> spokesperson for the international organization of migration. thanks. no a new surge of violence is sweeping through despite an agreement of rebel armed groups. the remote town where muslim rebels and largely christian militia are engaged in fighting. people there have little faith the religious conflict will
stop. >> arm add men on the roads, a succession of both villages and no sign of cease fire. we're heading to the isolated town at the heart of a new surge of violence in the central african republic. gunshot wounds at the local hospital, mostly christians and muslims targeted. >> my i mother is there, my father and daughter are dead, he said. >> the level of violence is mounting. along several access out we find six, seven, eight villages burned everyday. we hear of new villages being burned everyday. >> in town, a few thousand muslims are trapped in one
neighborhood with no fate in a cease fire. >> translator: the only solution is split the country into. the muslims take one-half. meanwhile the christian population fled to crowded camps on the outskirts. french troops now patrol the no-man's land between the two religions. >> a brief show of force by muslim fighters blocking the way. they're threatened. >> translator: we will go where we want when we want. >> the town here is sharply divided between christian and muslim. will there's simply not enough to secure this whole country. this violence here still has a
lethal momentum. >> nearby the french stumble across an old man naked and near death, abandoned when the town slit in two. it's hard to avoid comparisons with the wretch ed state of the entire nation. bbc news. just want to update you on one of our top stories. we've received the first pictures from mali where the algerian passenger plane crashed thursday. poor weather is thought to be the likely cause of the crash. within flight recorder has been recovered from the crash site and taken to the nearest town to be analyzed as soon as place of birth. almost half of 110 passengers on board the plane flying to algeria were french nationals. the french president has promised a thur row investigation. these are the latest pick hture
we're receiving at bbc world news. now new research suggests people that alternate day and night shift are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. the suggestion suggests the disruption in eating and sleeping patterns could be the reason. >> it's the latest in a string of studies showing working shifts, especially graveyard shift is bad for our health. our body clock to fix waistline and hormones leads to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. this can lead to blindness, heart attacks, strokes, damage nerve and blood vessels. research analyzed data from 225,000 cases. the results found shift workers are 9% more likely to have type 2 diabetes. in men that figure was 35%. it's thought cue to hormonal changes. for people chopping and changing
between day and night shift, the rate increased by 42%. >> when i was in ship work many years ago, many long hour, not a lot of breaks in between. >> the changes in sleep pattern and stuff like that is very hard. >> if you don't feel safe wherever you are. >> experts warn the study is only a snapshot of time. other factors could be at play. the type of person more prone to type two diabetes may be more likely to be a shift worker. the advice is to manage your own risks with regular exercise and a balanced diet. joining us now is jane white a research manager from the occupational safety and health. the potential side effects of doing shift work made for scary reading. a lot of jobs you can't get away
with doing shift work. hospitals and emergency workers for example. what can you do to be healthy doing shift work? >> we're a 24 hour society. to put this into proportion. we do shift work and very well most the time. to look at ourselves if we're going to do shift work properly, we need to look at quality of our sleep during the day, how much rest we're getting. are we eating enough, accesses exercise or things like that really? >> the answer is getting enough sleep. it doesn't matter when you're getting that sleep. is it purely about the quality of the sleep? there's a growing body of evidence that shows long term shift work particularly at night is associated with certain health conditions. there was a study out last year that showed the effects of stroke and heart disease. there's been correlation between breast cancer in women and night night shift work.
>> industries where shift work is unavoidable, what do you think employers themselves can do to try and help corral issues? >> there's a lot that employers can do. indeed the person, the employee can do. if we know we're going to take someone on to do long term shift work, we need to do a health surveillance and monitor their health throughout the working contract. we would recommend really a that if somebody is postponed to a shift pattern, it's a long lasting shift pattern so that the body gets used to changes in day. the body clock struggles to get used tonight work or rotating day tonight. >> get enough sleep. jane white, many thanks for giving us your time. now imagine doing the same thing at the same time everyday for 84 years. that's some dedication which is
exactly what richard hendrixson has. he's 101 years old. since 1930 he's within recobeen the weather. he's an observer from across the united states. he's by far the longest serving. >> for more than 80 years richard has been recording the weather, monitoring the highs and lows from the thermometer shelter in his backyard on eastern long island. >> right now it's exactly 80. >> his method hasn't changed. he's been doing it since 1930. hoover was in the white house then. as well as checking rainfall he monitors the wind from his dining room window. >> not a cloud many the sky. >> he's one of 8500 observers
that the national weather service rely on. >> the sky is clear. the wind is out of the southwest. >> now 101, it's estimated he's tallied more than 150,000 weather observations. most of it documented in journals. >> in 1933, january, clear and warm. >> it all started when he became a livestock farmer. he felt understanding the weather was important in agriculture. even though richard is now retired, he and the weather service staff enjoy the daily calls. his data over the years has helped meteorologists analyze n impending storms and climate change. a ceremony is held in richard's army where he'll be presented with an 80 year service award. >> that is dedication indeed.
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