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tv   Outside Source  BBC News  January 4, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm GMT

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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. president obama has been on on capitol hill today — and there's one word on everyone‘s lips. obamacare. obamacare. obamacare. donald trump wants to ditch barack obama's signature signature health care policy — and he has congress on side. but it's not going without a fight — we'll live in washington. the uk has chosen this man — sir tim farrow to be its new top diplomat at the eu. the day after the current man with thejob resigned. there have been protests in tel aviv after an israeli soldier was convicted of manslaughter for killing a disarmed palestinian attacker. we will tell you what benjamin netanyahu we will tell you what benjamin neta nyahu has said we will tell you what benjamin netanyahu has said about that. more videos have emerged of the shocking scenes in bangalore on new year's eve. a number of women were sexually assaulted by groups of men. we'll have the latest on the investigation. and if you want to get in touch at any point #bbcos is the place to go. a huge political battle is playing
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out in washington dc. here's president obama arriving on capitol hill earlier. he was there to talk to democrats in congress about trying to save his affordable care act, or obamacare as everyone calls it. it's a complicated law — but at its heart is a requirement for all americans to have health insurance — and for some to get subsidies to do that. the republicans have always hated the way it works — and now that they control congress and soon the white house. they plan to do something about it. none of this is a surprise, donald trump has repeatedly said this. obamacare
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obamaca re has to obamacare has to be replaced and we will do it and we will do it very, very quickly. it is a catastrophe. as well as mrobama, vice president elect, mike pence is also on capitol hill today. reuters reports he's said the republican plan to replace the affordable care act will evolve in the months ahead. he is promising immediate action. we have the grand battle between the outgoing administration and the incoming one. anthony zurcherjoins me now. they have the first part of the plan, getting rid of it but the second part is a bit more vague. it's up in the air, as mike pence
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explained, there is a twofold process that the republicans want to do, they want donald trump to take executive actions to roll back the health care reform. the president has a health care reform. the president hasafairamount health care reform. the president has a fair amount of regular to really weigh in where the money goes and how to enforce certain mandates within the act, but then it's going to ta ke within the act, but then it's going to take action by congress in order to take action by congress in order to fully pull it back. without a clear plan, there is no clear plan yet that has been explained. paul ryan, the house speaker, said that they would come up with a plan and they would come up with a plan and they will not take away insurance from people who have it. that is likejumping offa from people who have it. that is likejumping off a bridge from people who have it. that is like jumping off a bridge and from people who have it. that is likejumping off a bridge and then trying to figure out where you're going to land in midair. it's a risky process and the republicans are going to try and repeal it without knowing what kind of effect it's going to have and what they will put in its place because 20
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million americans are relying on health care reform for their health insurance. we must have some clues, they've been critical of obamacare from day one, the republicans don't believe in netting the poorer people in society go without, theyjust wa nt to in society go without, theyjust want to do it a different way, right? there are some different ideas, congressmen price came up with a fairly detailed plan which involves doing away with the mandate that all americans must buy insurance and instead putting high risk individuals with pre—existing conditions or serious conditions in high risk groups that are subsidised by the government but that still ta kes by the government but that still takes money. also the idea that republicans have time and time again put forward the idea of health savings accounts, putting money away tax—free that you can use to pay for health care expenses, the kind of way we do retirement in the states,
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with the a01 way we do retirement in the states, with the 401 k way we do retirement in the states, with the a01 k plans, so the ideas are out there but we don't know which ones they will pick. donald trump has said there are some portions of health care reform that he likes such as the pre—existing condition coverage, allowing young people to stay on their parents‘ insurance but they require certain trade—offs and that must be spelt out in new legislation.” trade—offs and that must be spelt out in new legislation. i get why president obama is putting in the time now, he spent so much time getting the act through but in reality, his visits to capitol hill cavani do so much? true, he said he regretted not being able to be there and fight alongside them because the battle is going to be in congress, especially the senate, where there are a8 democrats, they can block a lot of these provisions, they have the filibuster they can use to
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prevent the filibuster they can use to p reve nt a ny the filibuster they can use to prevent any kind of republican plan being enacted. 0bama prevent any kind of republican plan being enacted. obama said, don't let republicans off the hook, they will own it and the democrats can back him up. thank you forjoining us. building up tojanuary him up. thank you forjoining us. building up to january the 20th, when donald trump takes over. yesterday the uk's top diplomat in brussels resigned. he's been replaced. this came through a few hours ago. all of this is happening ahead of the start of brexit negotiations — which we're expecting in march or april. this is not long after the uk triggers the end of article 50. sir tim barrow was the political director at the foreign office. he's incredibly senior already. for his part sir ivan rogers sent an email to staff on his resignation.
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didn't need to be a code breaker to see his targets. those of you in the uk know that whitehall is the base of the uk civil servants. the sentiment was seconded by one of the eu's main brexit negotiators, guy verhofstadt. here's damian grammaticus in brussels on how all of this being seen there. the criticism in the uk was that sir ivan rogers had allowed his personal feelings perhaps to get in the way.
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here that view i think is this counted. the european commission came out today and also said, "we regret the loss of a very professional and knowledgeable diplomat who always loyally defended the interests of his government." sir ivan rogers was in brussels and spent all his time over the last couple of years negotiating for david cameron as british prime minister with the other 27 countries. what guy verhofstadt seems to have said is that he was a loyal defender, not a pro—eu figure, they found him a tough person advocating uk interests. decoding this, they are saying that the criticism from the uk is unfair. explain the role that this ambassador plays between the european union and its powerful figures and the uk government. good question and it is a very important role because the ambassadors from
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the 28 countries here here, they are cold the permanent representatives, they sit here and they do the heavy lifting, the hard work on everything that must be agreed between the eu countries, whether its sanctions on russia, issues about fish quotas and trading, whatever issues the eu is facing. they thrash it out around the table among the 28, they get to and understanding if they can and then the ministers and leaders arrive in town to tie up the final details and sign off on the new agreement. they really are in the front van der garde —— vanguard of countries advancing their interests. they then go back to their home countries, sir ivan would do this every week, to deliver the message to london, this is the thinking, from the other countries. something
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else that was pointed out, so ivan rogers had three years of experience, building up good contacts and a good working knowledge and that has to be replaced with a new figure, sir tim barrow, one of the most senior diplomats in the uk. we are one hour of international news from the bbc newsroom. we've reported from brussels and washington, dc. next, israel. a military court in tel aviv has convicted this israeli soldier of manslaughter. he shot dead a wounded palestinian man in hebron last march. this video was crucial to the conviction. you can see the soldier circled in red, cocking his rifle. the man in blue was shot. he was called abdul fata h blue was shot. he was called abdul fatah al—sharif. a few minutes earlier, a soldier had been stabbed by abdul fatah sharif and one other man. israeli troops had then shot both of them — killing the other man,
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and wounding sharif. sergeant azaria told the court thought there might be a suicide belt under abdul fatah sharif‘s jacket. three militaryjudges saw it differently. in the last couple hours, the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has reacted to the verdict on his facebook site. the prime minister calling for a pardon, thejudges have said that the soldier shot dead someone on the floor who represented no immediate threat to the accused. we now have more on this story and the reaction. the family of abdul fatah al—sharif as did israeli human rights groups.
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there have been politicians talking about this, the defence minister had spoken before taking up his current role, in support of sergeant azaria calling for public restraint, saying that this was a difficult verdict. does the soldier have any option to appeal? certainly after the sentencing which will be at a later date, the sergeant has the option to appeal and legal experts we've spoken to expect him to appeal in this case. the defence argued that the panel of three militaryjudges, as they delivered their verdict, overlooked some important aspects of their arguments. in this case, the maximum penalty for manslaughter is 20 years but it has been suggested to me that sergeant azaria would be
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sentenced to a much shorter time in jail, perhaps five years. now, as we're hearing, more calls from israeli politicians for him to pardoned. as well as 0bamaca re, us intelligence officials have been in donald trump's sights. peter rook to twitter earlier, —— he took to twitter earlier, ain't... —— saying... according to an anonymous official who spoke to a number of us media outlets, they say the briefing was always slated for friday. we can't know — but either way — this is less about one meeting, more about a tense relationship between the incoming president and the people charged with keeping him informed on security matters. and right in the middle of all of this isjohn brennan. he's head of the central intelligence agency, the cia, and he's given an interview to pbs newshour.
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in it he talks about those russia hacking allegations. there is no intelligence kameni t world wide web as —— intelligence community worldwide who has the same ability as the us intelligence community so i'd suggest to those individuals who haven't seen the report, not been briefed on it, that they wait and see what it is that they wait and see what it is that the intelligence community is putting forward before they make thosejudgments. putting forward before they make those judgments. we expect more details in time from the cia. one of the key allegations is that russia hacked democratic party emails and gave them to wikileaks which published them, all of which was designed to hurt hillary clinton. wikileaks founderjulian assange has spoken to fox news and denied that russia was the source. he is accusing the obama administration of making those allegations to try to delegitimise
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the trump administration. john brennan on julian assange. the trump administration. john brennan on julian assangem the trump administration. john brennan on julian assange. it isn't a bastian of truth and integrity and therefore i wouldn't say that it is providing the whole truth. this report is going to include what it is we know about what happened, what was collected, what was disclosed with the purpose and intent... different narratives about what is happening and what happened in the campaign. we are also going to talk about rex tillerson, the man donald trump would like to be his secretary of state. firstly, rex tillerson have two separate himself from his job as the chief executive of exxon mobil. we're getting details about how that's going to work and that
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will come up in a few minutes. four men have appeared in court charged in connection with the deaths of two young cousins in 0ldham in greater manchester. helina kotlarova, who was 12, and 11—year—old zaneta krokova, were hit by a car on new year's eve. the men were remanded in custody. 0ur correspondent, dominic hughes, who's in 0ldham, has been following developments in the story. four have been charged, gabor hegedus, 38 from 0ldham has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, conspiracy to convert the course of justice, driving without a licence, failing to stop after a collision and failing to report a collision. three other men, david 0rsos, 18, janos kalanyos, 50 and zoltan peto, a9, charged with conspiracy to pervert the cause of justice. after an appearance this afternoon, all four and have been remanded in custody until february the 1st.
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this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is. president obama has been at capitol hill attempting to save 0bamaca re. the incoming republicans in congress and the white house say they want to get rid of it. stories from the bbc world service. bbc turkish reports that turkey's president has made his first speech since the new years eve attack in istanbul. recep tayip erdogan said the attack as a deliberate attempt to divide the nation. saying it should be pushed back against. almost 300 tonnes of oil has spilled into malaysian and singaporean waters after a collision between two container ships. the accident happened in the port of pasir gudang in southern malaysia.
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local officials say the spill is under control. there are multiple reports in the us that the mass murderer and cult leader charles manson has been taken to hospitalfrom the prison where he's been for nearly 50 years. authorities have simply stated that he's alive. rex tillerson, the man donald trump has picked to be his scretary of state, has started to reveal how he will separate himself form his current role, as ceo of exxon mobil. sanaa huseinjoins sanaa husein joins us. sanaa huseinjoins us. i guess this is going to evolve quite a lot of money? it is, it will involve about $180 million. rex tillerson was up all mandatory retirement in march but now because of this appointment
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as secretary of state, to sever his ties he's going to be selling some 600,000 shares that he owns with exxon mobil. he would get them as a result of retiring. he will get them in cash from the company but it will be put into an independent trust that will be managed by someone who is independent. he will be able to use that when he is no longer the us secretary of state. interestingly, he has promised not to work in the oil and gas he has promised not to work in the oiland gas uk he has promised not to work in the oil and gas uk for the next ten yea rs oil and gas uk for the next ten years and if he violates that in anyway, the person adjudicating canon take the money and give it to the charity of his choosing. —— can ta ke the charity of his choosing. —— can take the money. have these measures announced by rex tillerson and exxon
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mobile satisfied people on the issue? there are a few issues, he is the first of the appointees to make any announcements about severing their ties. this is not the only appointment that mr trump has made that has strong business ties. it has set quite a high bar. the question is, what are other people going to do in terms of separating that? when it comes to mr tillerson himself, with regards to business interests he has separated himself but there are concerns about his ties to russia in that he was someone who went against the sanctions against russia and has been called a friend by the country and vladimir putin. when it comes to confirmation, he's going to get a pretty rough ride from colleagues on capitol hill. interesting, thank you. ijust capitol hill. interesting, thank you. i just saw on twitter, capitol hill. interesting, thank you. ijust saw on twitter, as capitol hill. interesting, thank
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you. i just saw on twitter, as well asa you. i just saw on twitter, as well as a press conference by donald trump scheduled for january as a press conference by donald trump scheduled forjanuary the 11, so are the confirmation hearings for rex tillerson in a few days' time. next, the consumer electronics show in las vegas which hasn't started in nevada. we're going to look at virtual reality with the help of chris foxx. you normally think of headsets but here are some boots. the latest virtual reality innovation, virtual reality issues. by innovation, virtual reality issues. by mark king on sand, crunchy, very weird —— i'm walking. if you have ever shared a headset and worried about hygiene, maybe these aren't for you. now i'm going to step in a puddle. let's see what these are like. oh, that's quite convincing for a vibration. let's take that
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off. why would somebody want virtual reality issues? to have a more immersive experience, walking along a dangerous, narrow bridge and you feel like it is creaking and almost broken, it gives a more ex——— a better experience. you must already wear a headset and sometimes you have controllers in your hands, now you want to wear shoes, is that too much gearfor a video game? you want to wear shoes, is that too much gear for a video game? we can see where a product may be used in a specific place for some industries to get a better experience. like an arcade? sure. would somebody like to share somebody else's shoes? we are thinking you can wear socks and you don't have to worry, won't be a big problem. you can see what we are producing for ces on the bbc website. report now from smitha mundasad on a campaign in the uk to make sure people have the first aid skills
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to help in the aftermath of a terror attack. before i play it, i should say the report contains some upsetting scenes. what you see next is a reconstruction. an ordinary evening... gunfire ..turns to terror. this isn't real. but security officials say the terror threat in the uk is high and, despite their best efforts, this could happen. get down! many people could be hurt in the chaos. the problem is, it may take some time for help to arrive. police and security forces have to deal with terrorists first, making sure it's safe, before paramedics can come in. and in that time, lives could be lost. the first responders to that incident from a police perspective will inevitably be trying to deal with the people causing the threat. they won't have time to help people who may have been injured. and we know that that gap is vital
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for saving people's lives. so we're really, really interested in the work of citizen aid. yeah, a shooting. there's a gunman in the street, three people have been shot. the experts behind citizen aid say the app and pocketbook give simple, step—by—step instructions to save others. but the public should only attempt first aid once they're safe themselves. and there's the tourniquet. the app says that you need to pack the wound. and then put pressure on the wound. and then keep the hand elevated above her heart. i've treated hundreds of soldiers over the years when they've returned to birmingham. and many of their lives have been saved by simply the application of tourniquets when they've been shot or have been blown up. i think it's essential that we train the general public now to be able to deliver those skills. that's exactly what citizen aid does.
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it may be difficult, but remaining calm and knowing how to help others in situations like this could save lives. security forces are already preparing for these types of incidents, and now they say members of the public should be prepared too. put one knot in... attempting first aid may not be for everyone, but military medics say it's better to have a plan, in case this worst—case scenario turns into reality. you're 0k, are you? is that your mum? she'll be fine. once we've got this on, it'll stop. i will be back in a couple of minutes. very cold air across most of canada
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and the northern united states, expecting cold air to move south towards texas and florida towards the end of the week but the main concern in the nearfuture is this low pressure. it brought heavy thunderstorms to the deep south earlier in the week but as it moved north—east, some heavy snow on wednesday and thursday, especially in eastern canada. across the west, low pressure bringing some heavy rain, maybe flooding for parts of california. snow over the sierra nevada mountains. you can see the blue colours indicating the bitterly cold arctic air, some of it moving south and east later in the week. in australia, midsummer, very hot and high temperatures across the south in particular, especially the south—west. we are concerned about these thunderstorms that may turn into a tropical cyclone towards the
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end of the week but even if it doesn't it will bring a lot of rain to this part of australia for the next 2a—a8 hours. thunderstorms breaking out across new south wales and towards queensland. this heavy rain will continue moving inland or you could see up to a00 millimetres of rain in places. closer to home, really cold spell of weather developing over central and eastern europe towards the end of the week. low pressure systems in the cold air, so most of the precipitation will be snow, but bitterly cold. the baltic states, western russia, the cold air pushing down to italy, towards north africa and moving towards north africa and moving towards greece and turkey. a lot of snow from poland, western russia towards the outs and the balkans, significant snow developing which
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may be disruptive. stay tuned. the outlook on friday night and the weekend, berlin will be turning cold, moscow, bitterly cold, very cold, moscow, bitterly cold, very cold in sarajevo. temperatures well below freezing in northern greece. back home, a bit quieter thanks to high pressure. not as cold as it will be in eastern europe but it's going to be chilly through the day. starting frosty but plenty of lovely crisp winter sunshine. 0ne starting frosty but plenty of lovely crisp winter sunshine. one or two showers along the east coast, they may be wintry and more cloud across the south—west towards northern ireland. not as cold but it will be chilly. stay june to ireland. not as cold but it will be chilly. stayjune to see the full uk forecast coming up just before 10pm. hello, i'm ros atkins. this is 0utside source. let's look through some of the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. president obama has spent much of the day on capitol hill. he's been trying to save his legacy.
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the new republican—led congress has vowed to repeal his key health care policy. new footage has emerged form new year's eve in bangalore. it shows the scale of the large number of sexual assaults that took place that night. a new cycling world record was set today. it was done by this man — he's from france and he's 105 years old. and see what you think of this. it's january ath — already the average top ceo in the uk has earned more than what the average worker gets in a year. the bbc‘s business editor, simon jack, will look at that for us.
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