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hello, i'm david eades with "bbc world news." our top story. three of france's sports stars are among two killed as helicopters crash in argentina. clashes between police and students in myanmar because of new education laws. ukraine president says prorussian rebels pulled back their weapons. japan remembers one of the deadliest air raids of the second world war.
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hello, thanks for joining us. three french sports stars including a swimming gold medalist have been killed in a tragic accident in argentina. they died when two helicopters collided in a remote part of the country. this is about 1,000 kilometers from buenos aires. it's wobbly but the wreckage is an awful state. eight french nationals and two helicopter pilots were killed.
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they are launching an investigation. let me remind you of the three. this is camille muffat. she retired from swimming last year. she won gold, silver and bronze at the london olympics in 2012. the long distance woman highly regarded in france and the olympic bronze medal boxer, alexis. the president issued a statement saying the news brings us immense sadness. a fellow contestant on the show tweeted i'm sad for my friends. i can't find the words. i don't want to speak. also the british double gold medalist rebecca tweeted saying camille will be dearly missed.
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i spoke to lucy williams in paris. she said the news has shaken the whole country. >> reporter: a sense of shock this morning. all the newspapers and broadcasts getting reaction from all parts of french society. you mentioned sports stars that have come forward to express their shock. there's a similar reaction from all levels of government here, politicians coming out to express their sadness. the prime minister has been tweeting, all france is grieving this morning. the culture minister said the three athletes were among the most outstanding ambassadors for their country. >> can you tell us a bit about what they were up to? >> reporter: they were taking part in this reality tv show, a popular show on france's main television channel. they were being filmed at the time of the crash. three athletes and five production staff with them. it was the beginning of the
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filming of this new series. it's a series where celebrities are dropped in remote locations and filmed to find food, shelter, survival skills. they are filmed and assessed. this was a remote location, near the andes mountain range. it was 1,000 kilometers from the argentina capitol. as you mentioned in the report it's not clear why the crash happened but there was a collision that one helicopter may have brushed against the other causing both to fall to the ground. obviously, those investigations ongoing in argentina. >> lucy williams. silver medalist who competed in the 2012 olympics where camille won her gold and her silver and bronze. amy joins me from london. she just finished a training session. thanks for giving us a few minutes of your time.
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obviously, in france everyone knows camille, a huge figure there. what does she mean to you, a highly competitive swimmer? >> obviously, it's kind of sad to hear about the news. the first thing i saw, it's upset to hear. i think what happened. not only from france but -- it's such bad news to hear. she was in one of my first international finals. she actually won and broke the world record. for me at the time i was happy to be where the world record was broken rather than on my own performance. small things like that that she brought to a lot of athletes. now she's not here to tell her story and pass on her journey to everybody else. >> it's one of those sports, isn't it, swimming.
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she's 24 and retired already. so much ahead of her. >> yeah. such a short life cycle. a short time. kind of her whole life was ahead of her. it really is hard to hear the story of her and she won't be able to tell it. >> thank you very much indeed for giving us a moment of your time from your busy training schedule. a sad day for the world of sport and swimming. violent clashes broke out between student protesters and police in myanmar. students tried to breakthrough police lines in letpadan. several people have been arrested. they were carrying on their march further south. they are protesting against the education bill. they have been held in letpadan
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for a week now. >> reporter: we saw the police using batons to beat back the students. what happened was the cull money nation. today, they said they were going to breakthrough. that's why we saw these attempts to go through the riot police. in the end, the riot police lost patience with the students, responded aggressively, a dozen students arrested and taken away. effectively, the police moved in to clear most of those parts of letpadan to make sure it was the end of the student demonstration. i should mention, there have been a solidarity demonstration here in yangon that i have just
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come back from. also, 100 or so student demonstrators on the street from where i am now. it was broken up by the police in an aggressive way. not as bad as we saw in latpadan, but aggressive. the students, in the end were dispersed by the police with riot shield and attempted to arrest some of those students. today has been a day, really, when people in myanmar have seen a side of the police that, as they perhaps hope they wouldn't see. we are not seeing this aggressive clashes as we saw in latpadan. for many it was an unwelcome reminder of this country's tragic past. >> emotions clearly running high. what is the extent of the new education law that bothered these students so much? >> reporter: effectively, they
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say the new law that has been passed through parliament over centralizes higher education. they have been campaigning for quite a time to have the power within the higher education system to bold out the universities and higher education institutions and also for various rights such as the right to form student unions. in many ways, it comes at a significance that goes beyond the education. lots of people here have been watching the protests closely over the last weeks and months looking at how the police are going to deal with it and looking closely to see if it might become a rallying point for other people who are equally unhappy with the lack of progress of reforms here, perhaps or the lack of constitutional change. it might be a starting point for a broader demonstration rallying movement here in myanmar. they will look closely at the response to the crackdown today,
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whether people agree or feel the students have been treated badly enough to go out in the streets and demonstrate in big numbers, in solidarity. >> that's jonah fisher a myanmar correspondent. poroshenko said pro-russian rebels have withdrawn weaponry from the front line in eastern ukraine. his comments back up the claim made by the rebels over the weekend. the forces managed to halt the offensive and drive off the aggressor. that's what he is quoted as saying. he went on to say ukraine had withdrawn the majority of the heavy artillery systems. a short while ago, we spoke to tom in the city of donesque. >> think it's good they recognize the pro-russian rebels
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are withdrawaling their heavy artillery. 25 on each side at minimum. i think, you know a much wider, more complex issue that needs to be resolved if there's going to be peace in the long term. the cease-fire is holding. sporadic fire overnight is what we saw sunday. the sense is, amongst a lot of people here the cease-fire is possibly an opportunity for both sides to regroup and rearm. >> yes, we have to bear that in mind. in terms of how it feels at the moment is it a much calmer area? >>reporter: it's much calmer. troops from the ukrainian army separated from pro-russian rebels by 300 meters. there is sporadic gunfire. some fighting is going on. the monitors have not had
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unlimited access to monitor weather the heavy weaponry is removed from the front line. even if it is it could be back in position and fighting again. under the agreement from three weeks ago, there are much more complex issues to be resolved. local elections here how will they happen? under what conditions? there have been prison swaps between the two sides. but, the main question hanging over all of this is what is the safest of this area controlled by prorussian rebels in ukraine in the future? what relationship would they have with the central government. poroshenko is under huge pressure at home not to sell out, not to give in too much in political terms. so many people are skeptical long term.
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>> tom on the level of fighting there on the ground. also the united nations high commissioner is putting out its own concern. it is extremely concerned about the worst in humanitarian situation in the east of the country. if you want the pictures of what is going on there, this is the place to go to our website. background analysis for you. we have maps that spell out where the conflict is at the height and where the forces are closest. bbc.com/ukraine. leader of the eurozone is calling on greece to get down to serious talks to extend the international bailout. greece's finance minister has arrived in brussels. he is due to give details to the euro group of the reforms greece needs to secure the next round of funds. we have more business sense
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or sense out of business. credit cards and the fees. spell it out for us. >> it's good news david. especially if you like to purchase on the plastic, as i do. european parliament voted in favor of capping the fees retailers pay to process the transactions. the cap will bring down costs for customers. good news. retailers are charged for every card transaction. the price of the goods and services they offer. the cap applies to across border and domestic. card based payments aim to save customers like you and i and retailers as much as 6.5 billion u.s. dollars. the fees will be capped at 0.2 as a debit card and 0.3% for credit cards. currently, the payment is around 0.77% and mastercard is 0.8%.
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this really is a decent reduction. not everyone is quite optimistic about this. a card company says the savings will not get passed on to the consumers. we'll have more on that at 12:30 "gmt." so i'll see you then. virgin atlantic returned a profit. the airline reported a profit of 40.4 million pounds that's close to $22 million for 2014. before it posted a loss of $77 million. virgin atlantic gained significant benefits from the merger with delta airlines in 2014. let's see what the markets are doing. it's a sea of red. we have to see whether that changes during the course of the day. stay with us for more business. back to you now, david. >> thank you very much indeed.
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you are watching "bbc world news," i'm david eades. the latest headlines, one of france's greatest olympic swimmers is among ten dead as two helicopters crashed in argentina. about 200 students clashed with riot police against a new education bill. japan's prime minister, abe, marked the 70th anniversary of the bombing of tokyo. he said the sacrifices meant that japan could now live in peace and prosperity.
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more than 100,000 people were killed when american bombers dropped bombs on tokyo. the fire storm swept through what were largely wooden buildings in those days. more people died that night than later in the atomic bomb raids. tuesday marks the battle of world war i in northern france when allied troops got attention. half of the force is made up of troops from the indian army. over the course of the war, 4 million soldiers and laborers from the british colonies served the allies. we have been considering that legacy. ♪ >> reporter: a school in northwest england remember world war i. many children feel it's a story that excludes their ancestors,
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but it was a global war fought from all corners of the commonwealth. >> they all fought for us today. >> reporter: the first indian troops ever to fight in europe arrived in 1914. most never left home. they were now suddenly in a completely foreign land. among the nearly 5,000 indians commemorated at the memorial is the grandfather who died saving a british officer. his grandson has come here for the very first time. away from rural india to france. would have been a totally different experience for them. would have been exciting but frightening for them to be here. >> reporter: these fields of
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france were keenly fought over. if you know where to look there were marks left by colonial troops where you least expect them. in this shelter is this astonishing find an inscription in arabic saying there is no greater god than allah. if you believe in allah, you will be victorious. it is thought to be written by north african troops. it's how different people were in the war. it wasn't in europe but here in africa where the first british shot was fired. they shared orders. the fighting was fierce. this territory in kenya was a key battleground. the army sustained by hundreds of thousands of african porters carrying huge loads of food and water through the bush to nourish the british troops. many of the porters died from
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illness and exhaustion. in the war cemeteries of kenya, a few african names. british and colonial soldiers buried here. the porters have no known grave. >> i'm proud of him. >> reporter: properly commemorated include a park ranger whose great, great uncle was pressed into service and died during the war. >> we fought and we won the battle. we need some recognition from the british government. >> reporter: the contribution of britain's former empire -- some of it is being rediscovered. the forces who fought before britain were every bit as multicultural as britain has become today. the sunset a long time ago on the british empire. the role of all those who served is only now being properly
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rediscovered. bbc news kenya. here in london a burr yar site has been discovered by engineers as they are digging tunnels for a huge cross rail project across the capital. remains around 3,000 people have been recovered at a sight at a station to the east of central london. some are thought to have died from the plague and the great fire of london. we have the report. >> reporter: plague. syphilis. stoned to death by an angry mob. just some of the causes of death at the burial ground. between 1569 and 1738, 20,000 londoners were buried here. >> this cemetery is unique. it's london. it was the first extra parochial ground. a public burial ground outside the confines of the church. say, for example -- >> this archaeologist has been
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working on the cross rail project for nine years. it was assumed digging and tunnelling would reveal secrets, but not on this scale. >> we expect to exhume 3,000 individuals. we look to find out how the lives and deaths of all these people occurred. >> reporter: today, it may mean chaos or confusion. originally, it was a nickname for bethlehem hospital for the mentally ill that is situationed nearby. very few residents ended up being buried here. the 16th and 17th century were turbulent times for london disease and death common place. they couldn't cope with a number of bodies and they ended up being buried here. you are a bone specialist. what kind of information are you getting? >> age of the individual the sex of the individual. it looksic it was female.
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aging, we look at things like fusion. fusion of the bones. we know it's an adult. it's a remembrance in a way. they are giving us information. >> reporter: as well as plague victims, records show people buried here. members of the army. the duke of buckingham. for helen watts, someone special. >> my great grandfather was buried here. my body i commit to the earth to be buried in bethlehem churchill. >> reporter: how does it feel to be so close to the place he was buried? >> absolutely fascinating. >> reporter: lives and deaths long forgotten, reveals once more. bbc news. >> quite an insight, really
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"bbc world news." our top stories. three of france's top sports stars are among ten people killed as two helicopters crashed in argentina. clashes between police and students in myanmar during protests against new education laws. ukraine's president confirms rebels pulled back their weapons from the front lines in the east of the country. also, the night more than 100,000 died. japan remembers one of the deadliest air raids of the second world war.
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hello, thanks for joining us. three french sports stars, among them camille muffat were among ten killed filming for a reality tv show. they died when two helicopters collided in a remote part of northern argentina, close to the town of villa castelli 1,000 miles from buenos aires. you can see the burning wreckage in which eight french nationals and two argentine helicopter pilots were killed. the cause of the crash unknown. let me remind you of those killed. camille muffat retired from
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swimming last year. she won a gold silver and bronze in the london olympics in 2012. also the long distance woman and the boxer alexis. as you expect following the news of their death, reaction is pouring in from the french president. he put out a statement talking about the immense sadness it brought to the country. a fellow contestant on the show they were filming in argentina tweeted of his feelings of sadness. i'm trembling. i'm horrified. i can't find the words. rebecca is tweeting saying camille will be dearly missed. let's go to our correspondent, the country is in a state of shock.
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>> reporter: it was horrifying to wake up to the news. the breakfast shows were all over it. they went into special tributes to all of them but mainly the three sports stars who died. someone that the french hold dear. the 67-year-old woman, back in 1990 won the route singlehandedly. she was the first woman to do it. she made a mark. she was a character. a country personality as well. they were replaying interviews with her all morning on television. she was from paris. she'd fallen in love with the sea and captured the hearts of france by her achievements. the swimmer who did so well in london and then retired. she decided she couldn't take the pressure of constant
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training and surprised everyone by retiring last year. again, a well loved figure and the boxer, too. for all of them to have been off doing this show which, you know attracts well known personalities and retired personalities in the field of sport. it gives them a new lease on life. the british love these shows, they love adventure, outdoors sea, mountains. this is one of many. this show had not aired yet. there were similar ones on french television before. then to wake up this morning and discover the three stars have died in this dramatic fashion. the prime minister and president. it's gripping the nation. >> all three were lifted as probable ambassadors for paris and bid to the olympics. real top level of french sport. >> reporter: i didn't know that. there is talk of a new bid for
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paris in 2012 of course for the olympics. yes, they would have been perfect figures to lead that. you know camille, all she did in london. they were attractive popular, articulate people. someone who was a natural on the air waves. people knew about her. she was a regular on television and in magazines and so on. yes, they were popular, well loved, respected, articulate and achieving people. the country will feel diminished. >> thanks indeed. mention of their roles is something i picked up from the vice chair of the french national olympic committee, responsible for preparing a potential olympic bid in paris in 2024.
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the athletes deaths are a huge loss for french sport. >> three guys really good athletes. for the sport, to know for us also one of the most important ladies for it. camille was a very good swimming girl. alexis, a boxing guy. three members of the french sport. it's just sad news. on the day, today, the olympic committee, all peek on the corridor talking about this and nobody knows exactly why. it's a moment for everybody, especially the family you know
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thinking about the families. terrible news. it's a terrible moment. >> i couldn't agree more. i was lucky enough to meet camille in london after she won her gold medal. i don't want to point out one, but she was an outstanding champion. from the point of view of paris thinking of hosting the olympics, she is the sort of ambassador you call on to push your case. i mean it's a loss in so many ways. >> exactly. to be ambassador for the bid, 2024. exactly what they are doing together. they were enjoying and work in the process. it's terrible for history.
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in the process to be a legend. that would be very difficult now for the others to replace the three on the sport. i want to bring you up to date on the situation in ukraine. poroshenko confirmed prorussian rebels have withdrawn weaponry in the country. his comments pack up the claim made by the rebels themselves over the weekend. he went on to add that his forces had, as he put it halt the offensive and drive off the aggressor aggressor. ukraine has withdrawn the majority of rocket and heavy artillery systems. a stand off between university students and police in myanmar reached a boiling point on tuesday when violent clashes broke out in the streets there. riot police beat back 200
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protectors in the town of letpadan. several people were arrested. they continue the march south. they are protesting about a new education bill that is in law that restricts academic freedom. again, the march in the city of mandalay where they have been held two weeks. our myanmar correspondent told us how it escalated to this. >> reporter: we saw the police use ing using batons to beat back the students. what happened is a weaker tension there as the shooters demanded to be given the writ of passage passage. today, they said they were going to breakthrough. that's why we saw the attempts to go through the riot police. in the end, the riot police lost patience with the students
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responded very aggressively. dozens of the students were arrested and taken away. effectively, the police moved in to clear most of those paths of letpadan and make sure it was the end of the student demonstration. there's been a solidarity demonstration in yangon that i came back from. also 100 or so student demonstrators on the street. that demonstration was broken up by police in an aggressive way. not as bad as we saw in letpadan, but certain pretty aggressive. the students, in the end, were dispersed by the police with riot shields. today has been a day, really when people here in myanmar have seen a side of the police that as they perhaps hoped they wouldn't see. we are not seeing this
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aggressive clash as we saw in letpadan. for many here ift was a rather unwelcome reminder of this country's tragic past. >> thanks for joining us. wonder how many might come out in support of the students. that's part of the political message we are going to see? >> it is. in fact the students started with a small number, but gradually, the number grew. also people who are promoting democracy, we'll call them dmom si advocates. they believe in reform. they give support to the students. it's created a poor image of the government, promising reforms in the country and to a lot of
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people that think the response is strong. >> do you think this is changing the mood within as well or it's just the message we are now getting? >> well the extent of violence that took place this morning, this afternoon, it shows that the government is prepared to crack down. the protesters, if they protest. we only see the protest into the student protest, but, factory workers are also protesting in rangoon and promising to join forces with the students. that's also something the government was concerned about. that's why they are stopping the students from marching to the previous capital. >> do you think they are going to stop them from doing that? obviously, they have been held up for a couple weeks now.
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simply not getting there. >> i think what happened this afternoon in the country, that the students could not -- it would be difficult for the students to carry on with their protest. >> it's a difficult balance some of the times in terms of the way the country is deceived. do you think this is changing perceptions perceptions, again, for the worst? >> a lot of people feel that the country is not moving forward as promised. >> thank you very much indeed. i hope you stay with us here on "bbc world news." coming up in a moment japan remembers one of the deadliest air raids of the second world war. a time when tokyo was set alight. more than 100,000 people were killed. can you pick me up at 6:30? ah... (boy) i'm here! i'm here! (cop) too late. i was gone for five minutes! ugh!
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i'm david eades. the latest headlines, one of france's greatest olympic swimmers is among ten dead as two helicopters crashed in argentina. we'll bring you more on that. we have been hearing from the french president as he leads tributes to the french for those who died in the helicopter crash in argentina. [ speaking foreign language ] >> translator: today i'm thinking of these three champions, who, at one moment in time, led their country to shine but are now dead alas. they died because they had stride to push the barriers, to get to unknown countries and regions and share as an example. i think of florence a great
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woman, this exemplary woman who served as a model of generations of women and men to go further, to defie the element and also competitors. florence was an example of liberty and commitment. my thoughts are also with camille who was a big champion who won several medals. at the age of 25 she gave up her sporting career because she wanted to live a full life, but died tragically.
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i also think of alexis a talented boxer, whose destiny had been shattered. he could have been an olympic champion twice and was getting ready to become a champion again. he died as he was trying to show young people that one should never dispair nor give up and always go forward. >> let's go further south of france. a busy day at the parliament. new legislation approved to cap the fees that retailers have to pay to process credit and debit card transactions across the eu. they have passed measures on trucks designed to make the roads safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. the vote has been taken on
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credit cards. what exactly is this going to mean, do you think? >> reporter: yes, it was an overwhelming vote in favor of the cap on credit and debit cards. those in favor argue that this is going to make a big difference to retailers. they won't have to pay nearly as much in terms of fees every time somebody uses a debit or credit card to make a payment. they say that these fees are across the eu. they differ from country-to-country. now, that will be changed. they hope because the retailers are having to pay less in terms of fees to the banks, to the cards, that also those savings will be passed on to the consumers. not everybody agrees however, there are critics including britain's party. they say there's no guarantee the savings will be passed on to consumers. they are worried that up front banking fees may increase as
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well. and some people say this is just for the big retailers. it won't help the smaller or medium sized ones. >> we have to wait to see how that works. what are the details about improving the safety? their design. how does that work? >> reporter: well at the moment there have been limits on the length and what the new regulations are bringing in to allow slightly longer lorry's with different designs, designs for better visibility designs that allow crumple room for accidents. people in favor argue what it will bring about is much safer for pedestrians. lorry drivers will have better visibility and fewer blind spots. this is something there will be a delay on.
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we understand that even though the parliament voted strongly in favor of the changes today, that these won't come in until 2020 at the earliest. the industry offers more time to implement the changes. >> i believe, also one other issue, you are a busy girl today. the president of the european parliament casting a few question marks around the french national front and their financial management. >> reporter: yes. the european body to investigate the french party, the national france. there are questions, he says about salaries paid from the eu budget to parliamentary systems who work for the national. now their questions, the parliament says as to whether
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they do work drerktirectly for the european parliament. that's under investigation. the france leader said she's going to issue a complaint about this because she says these accusations are false. >> thanks very much indeed. the latest from the european parliament. japan's prime minister shinzo abe, marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of tokyo in the second world war. that meant that japan could, today, live in peace and prosperity. more than 100,000 people were killed when americans dropped insindary devices. more people died that night in japan than the atomic raids. from tokyo, we have more. >> reporter: 1945, on the
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pacific island over 300 bombers are taking off and heading northwest. >> b-29. noses point toward japan. >> reporter: after midnight, they reached their target. thousands of feet below, this 8-year-old ran for his life as the fire storm spread. >> translator: running from the planes carrying babies on their backs. other children running beside them. i saw the babies on their backs. the mothers were going to -- soon, the parents of other children were covered in flames, too. everyone was burning. >> reporter: in this tiny, private museum, one of the m-69 bombs designed specifically to set japan's wooden houses alight. >> translator: the city burned. by then, everything had to be
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consumed. i looked down where i had been lying. at least ten people were lying on top of me. all of them was dead, charred and blackened. i was saved by the people who died. >> reporter: in the back of this little known shrine, hidden from public view, i'm allowed to see this, the earns of the dead. it's strange to walk among the ashes of 105,000 people. it was the single deadliest night of bombing in history. most japanese people these days don't know these earns are stored here. the bombings have been forgotten. here in japan, it is barely commemorated. this 10-year-old was running that night. at dawn, she arrived at this bridge.
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>> translator: when i got to this bridge, it was blocked by a huge pile of burned and blackened bodies. so many, i couldn't cross the bridge. i just stood there. i looked in the river. the water was covered with bodies, too. >> reporter: the fire storm killed both her parents and her brother. she is still angry. >> translator: maybe our government doesn't want to accept america. the bombing was indiscriminate. it killed over 100,000 people. until now, no investigation has been done. this is a strange country. >> reporter: u.s. general said if america lost the war, he would have been tried as a war criminal for what he did to tokyo. today, 70 years on it's been all but erased from history.
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bbc news, in tokyo. in new zealand, police are investigating threats to contaminate infant formula, baby milk. anonymous letters sent to the farmer's association along with packages of formula laced with a poison called 1080. it's to kill rats and possums. they are threatening to contaminate the formula unless new zealand stops using it by the end of march. also on the program, french president talked of his immense sadness of hearing of the deaths of eight french nationals in a helicopter crash in argentina. among the group of eight were three top french sports stars. this is camille muffat. she was one of the group taking
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part in a tv reality show. also the yachtswoman and the french boxing star as well. all three died. a country in shock today. thanks for watching "bbc world news" news".
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