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tv   Outside Source  BBC News  January 4, 2017 9:30pm-10:01pm GMT

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hello, i'm ros atkins. this is outside 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. 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 4th — 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. more on multiple sexual assaults in bangalore
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on new year's eve and day. yesterday, we reported on how groups of men molesting dozens of women. today, more pictures of what happened have emerged. this is cctv footage. you can see a woman being attacked by two men on a scooter. they start to harass her and to molest her. in this case, the women managed to escape. six arrests have been made — the suggestion is many more men were involved. anna isaac is from the indian website the news minute. she helped me out with some more details on the story. it is very
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difficult to estimate how many women, because the police themselves haven't gotten a single complaint from new year's eve. even that is incident that we do not have footage of, the woman didn't go and file a complaint. a complaint was registered on her behalf. so we have no estimates of how many people molested that night. we saw that one woman being approached on a quiet street, but is the suggestion that most of the assault happened within the main crowd in bangalore? it's difficult, because we have seen pictures of that night. that happened right in the centre of town. there were over 1500 police personnel stationed at that main junction. that didn't really stop these allegations. is it your
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perception that new year's eve in bangalore was an unusual event, a one—off event? 0r bangalore was an unusual event, a one—off event? or are we just focusing on this issue in a way that we perhaps have not done before?m is shocking, it is perhaps shocking because it happened in bangalore. it's shocking because it happened in the south. people are generally used to hearing of incidents of violence against women in the north, in new delhi, and in other parts of the north. it's sort of shattered the image that the south has of being a haven for women, being more safe for women. i think that's why we are actually seeing such outrage, not just on the streets, but on social media. bangalore is considered a
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relatively more cosmopolitan city. there are people from all parts of the country. a lot of expats live here in bangalore. that is why we are seeing this conversation. of course, it was new year's eve, there was police protection there. i think that's why we are seeing the outrage and shocked that people may not have witnessed otherwise. we were talking about the local minister who said it was the fault of the women for behaving like westerners. what do your readers make of that? mixed reactions. 0ne, your readers make of that? mixed reactions. one, of course, is that it is not uncommon to hear victim blaming from the politicians. it is horrifying, it is shocking that it comes from a minister who is essentially, he should be protecting women, making public spaces safer
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for women. we are not seeing those conversations in social media or in the political sphere, so that is why it is so shocking it is coming from the minister of the state. he has made comparisons, saying that women should not try and a western culture. that is why we are seeing the scenes we are, men will be men, and this is bound to happen. that is not something you would expect from a politician in the ruling party. thanks to for that. i can access any information coming through the bbc newsroom on the outside source screen, including reports that have come in through the day. i want to do that now and turn to myanmar. to myanmar, and these allegations that there have been widespread human rights abuses committed against a muslim minority. well, a commission set up by the government says it's found
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no evidence of genocide or widespead rapes. the allegations centre on rakhine state. we know that tens of thousands of rohingya muslims have left myanmar in the last few months. jonah fisher is our correspondent there. this investigation commission is headed by a military man, a former general, the current vice president of the janmaat, myint swe, so its interim conclusions are no great surprise. the question of whether genocide has been taking place in northern rakhine state against the rohingya muslims, as alleged by the prime minister. the report says that genocide has not been taking place,
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and cites the fact that rohingya muslims are still present in rakhine state as evidence of that. and the fa ct state as evidence of that. and the fact that religious buildings and mosques have not been destroyed. 0n other allegations such as rape, the report says that there is insufficient evidence for any legal action to be taking place. scores of rohingya women have said they have been raped by security forces in northern rakhine state. 0n been raped by security forces in northern rakhine state. on other allegations, such as torture and arbitrary arrest, the commission says it is still looking into those claims. strangely, on the most serious of all of the allegations made against the birmingham security forces, the suggestion that they have been killing rohingya citizens as some sort of collective punishment for attacks of rohingya militants on their positions — there was nothing on that in this interim
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report. it wasn't even addressed. this is an interim report that will be finalised by the end of january, and then presented to myanmar‘s de fa cto and then presented to myanmar‘s de facto leader, aung san suu kyi. it looks unlikely that the report will change much before then. it is really interesting to look at jonah fisher's updates online. chelsea are trying to set a record for top flight english football. if they beat tottenham, that will make 1a wins in a row in a single season. let's bring in the bbc sports centre. last time i looked, this was not going to plan. well, it is a match that lacked quality in the first half. there was much of the intensity and aggression that typified the encounter last may that saw chelsea end tottenham's title hopes, but with both teams employing three defenders at the back, the game was rarely stretched, and chances were at a real premium.
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that was until one minute into stoppage time at the end of the first half, when england midfielder dele alli found himself in an ocean of space in the chelsea penalty area to head past thibaut courtois and put spurs ahead. it came from an uncharacteristic lack of communication in the chelsea defence and some lovely movement from the goal—scorer. and it's now 2—0 with the second a near replica — denmark's christian eriksen floating in another lovely cross from the right which alli duly nodded in, past courtois. so after 13 games unbeaten, antonio conte's chelsea are staring at what would be a rather deserved defeat. nonetheless, it is quite an achievement, whether it is 13 or 1a ina achievement, whether it is 13 or 1a in a row. i guess that is not going to be beaten in the nearfuture. yes, and it would have been something special to match arsenal's
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premier league record of 1a. they will be very happy with where they are in the table. victory for mauricio pochettino and his spurs side would be a huge fillip — they would have won five games in a row and crucially will move above rivals arsenal into the premier league's top four. for chelsea it would be disappointing, but they would stay five points clear of liverpool at the top. of course, on the flip side of that, jurgen klopp and those liverpool fans will probably be happiest. white hart lane has not been a great place for chelsea to go in recent yea rs. place for chelsea to go in recent years. 2—0 down with less than ten minutes to go. thank you for that. you can follow this on the bbc news app. download it from your app store. brazilian side chapecoense will sign up to 20 new players for next season. there are some of them — that's rossi, nadson and douglas grolli. the team lost 19 players and also
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coaching staff in a plane crash in november. the team will also reserve shirt numbers for the three players who survived the crash. a new cycling world record for the hour was set today. this is the man who did it — robert marchand — and he's 105 years old. hugh schofield has more. 92 laps, 22.5 kilometres, robert marsh and has done it again. the frenchman is already the time the
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record—holder of time trial for centenarians, but now he is the record—holder for centenarians aged over 105. robert marchand has always been a fitness fan. he has been a gymnastics champion and a boxer. he never smoked, drinks only the occasional glass of wine, and he exercises. translation: i do ten to 20 kilometres every day, but i do not train outside any more. it gives me the flu. with more people around the world living into the hundreds, the case of robert marsh and can only inspire, though according to his coaches, his physique is somewhat of an exception. he has an exceptional heart. he has the heart of a 16—year—old. his heart beat is slow and steady. yesterday we did a 20 minute test, and over 20 minutes,
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his heart beat was regular. at the end of this exploit, robert marchand said that his legs were fine, but it with his arms that hurt. the record now has to be confirmed by international cycling's anti—doping authority. still to come: at least 150 prisoners have escaped from a jail in the southern philippines, following an attack by islamic militants. we'll have the latest. flowers have been laid on coniston water in the lake district to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the land and water speed record holder, donald campbell. his jet—powered boat, bluebird, broke into pieces as he attempted to break his own record. judith moritz has more. exactly 50 years since herfather died here, gina campbell rowed
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across coniston water in his memory. in her hands, donald campbell's teddy bear mascot, which floated to the surface after his fatal crash. and then, in the middle of the lake, flowers, to mark the spot where he lost his life. archive footage: campbell was one of a rare breed, a true patriot, flying the flag for britain wherever he went. campbell died trying to beat his own record as fastest man in the world. the speed ace had many fans, who watched as he hurtled past at 300 miles an hour. the whole project had been quite exciting, as you could imagine, for an 11—year—old boy. i was really keen not to miss any of the action. we were just of the feeling that he'd just about got through the magic kilometre and broken the record when the front end of the boat lifted and, of course, bluebird turned over and plunged into the lake. today, at his grave nearby, gina campbell remembered her father's bravery. he was a true brit, wasn't he?
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and it was beyond those days of risk assessment and health and safety. and, you know, he went out and he did what he did. he did it most times with huge success. and just this one time it went a bit wrong. half a century on, donald campbell's name is celebrated by enthusiasts who also gathered in coniston today to pay tribute to him. he's a very popular man, his legacy is tremendous. 50 years ago today, he was trying to do 300 miles an hour. and the record today is 317. it's a really tough record, as tragically it proved here. campbell's legendary bluebird was finally lifted out of the water in 2001, having spent more than 30 years below the lake. volunteers have been working painstakingly to restore it. and it's hoped that, before too long, bluebird will make another run. donald campbell's family and fans say that would be a fitting tribute to the eight—times world record
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holder who they remember as a hero. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: president obama has been at capitol hill attempting to save his legacy from the incoming republican—controlled congress. coming up shortly on bbc news: if you're outside of the uk, its world news america next. they've got a report on the centre piece of the british natural history museum — dippy the diplodocus. it's off on a two—year—long tour, and a blue whale is taking its place. here in the uk, the news at ten is next. they've got a report form our middle east correspondent on the british doctor
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helping to treat the wounded and sick of syria civil war. i was just i wasjust mentioning i was just mentioning that president obama had been to capital hill earlier, possibly his last visit as president. donald trump will become president. donald trump will become president on january the president. donald trump will become president onjanuary the 20th. he spoke to the congress, trying to secure obamaca re, spoke to the congress, trying to secure obamacare, or the affordable ca re secure obamacare, or the affordable care act, a piece of legislation he wa nted care act, a piece of legislation he wanted to use to deliver health care to all americans. the republicans do not like how it works and are trying to do away with it. he spent the afternoon addressing troops gathered ata afternoon addressing troops gathered at a special farewell ceremony in virginia. the president is also the commander—in—chief in america. as pa rt
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commander—in—chief in america. as part of this talk, he said a few things that sounded like a veiled attack on mr trump. we need to remember that we must not give the false illusion isolationism, because in this dangerous time, oceans alone will not protect us, and the world still seeks and needs our leadership as the the one indispensable nation. we have to remember to be prepared for the full spectrum of threats, conventional and unconventional, from 20th century style aggression to 21st—century from 20th century style aggression to 21st—ce ntu ry style from 20th century style aggression to 21st—century style cyber threats. more than 150 inmates have escaped from a south philippines prison after gunmen launched an attack overnight. it happened at a jail near kidapawan city, on the island of mindanao. police say manhunt is now under way for inmates who escaped. david campanale has more. the prison authorities in kidapawan
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say the 20 or so staff in the jail we re say the 20 or so staff in the jail were outnumbered and outgunned by attackers armed with rocket propelled grenades and sniper rifles. following the attack, 158 prisoners were able to put a ladder and bedding against a wall and escape. they were trying to stop the attackers, and then you had the police response. in the commotion, they used a wooden ladder. many of they used a wooden ladder. many of the 1000 500 inmates at the jail are linked to the various resurgent groups in mindanao, and the islamic freedom fighters are already being blamed, a hardline faction which has refused to join the peace talks of
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the government. the philippines, predominantly catholic, has battled separatist in the south for decades, amid kidnappings and violence. prisons are no tourists the overcrowded with lax security. mass escapes on mindanao have happened several times in recent years. filipino military and police are conducting a hunt for escaped inmates. just a handful have been captured. a few hours ago, we reached a point where the average ceo in one of the uk's top 100 businesses will have earned as much as the average worker will make in in the whole of 2017. here are the figures behind that claim. the average salary is in the uk is £28,200. that's just over $34,000. the high pay centre puts the average top ceo on almost £5.5 million a year. this data is from the high pay
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commission shows that this disparity is increasing. ftse100 ceos earned 145 times the average wage in 2010 — by 2020 it's predicted they will earn 214 times as much. here's our business editor, simonjack. it is sometimes fat cat monday, this year it is fat cat wednesday. we have done 1.5 days work, but already the top ceos have and more. it is depressing, and some people are shocked. the thing is, it is getting worse. in the 70s, the average chief executive and around 20 times what the average worker did, now it's
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around 160 times. in the us it's even bigger, so there is a big outcry. are they worth it, is the question according to recent studies, no. although their pay has gone up in recent years, the return from it, their businesses have gone up from it, their businesses have gone up1%. so, it from it, their businesses have gone up 1%. so, it seems they are not working. the second question is, what to do about it? it is up to the shareholders to see if the people who are running the company are worth it. you get the odd rebellion, where shareholders waive these pay deals through. does it create social division and resentment, yes, which is why governments try to get involved. in the uk, theresa may has said she wants to get a handle on it, because it is an unfair society. she is going to try and do it. what
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about publishing pay multiples within companies? a company like goldman sachs has a lot more than a supermarket, so it is quite tough. if only one in five manager really makes a difference, that would pull a club back in football. if you get a club back in football. if you get a superstar manager, even if they get paid £5 million a year, as a percentage of a top 100 company's expenses, it is tiny. so it doesn't really make a difference to the overall cost of the company. it is a question of pecking order. if you are manchester united, do you want a high paid striker? yes. everyone wa nts to high paid striker? yes. everyone wants to be in the top bracket to keep up with the joneses, and that means that
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executive pay leapfrogs whether they are worth it or not. this problem i suspect will be here next year. do any of them offer to have a pay cut? one person did, from the co—op. but it is unusual. thanks to simon for that update. if you are a football fan, this has just come through from bbc sport. totte n ha m just come through from bbc sport. tottenham have beaten chelsea 2—0, so chelsea will not get that record—breaking 14 wins in a row in the top flight in one season. it also means that tottenham move up to fourth. chelsea stay first, five points clear of liverpool. i will see you tomorrow at the same time. goodbye. hello. it has been a quiet start to
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the year weather—wise, but so far this 2017 has seen two faces of january. one cloudy and rather mild with outbreaks of patchy rain, the other sparkling. a real contrast. lose sky and sunshine by day has led to cold nights, hard frost and ice first thing. it's likely that is what we will see during thursday. after a cold and frosty start, the frost will lift away, and temperatures will struggle during the day. a few showers in east anglia slowly fading, and a breeze dragging more cloud across the south—west and northern ireland. some lovely sunshine in places, but it will feel cold. all change as we move out of thursday into friday.
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the winds swing round to the south—west, pushing in weather fronts bringing more cloud and outbreaks of rain. there could be heavy bursts along west facing coasts, and ahead of that, some dense fog patches. as the cloud and rain drifts its way east, it drags in milderair. the rain drifts its way east, it drags in milder air. the front clears away for the start of the weekend and allows high pressure to build back in across south—west. the potential at the weekend for weather fronts to topple, but across the weekend it is not looking too bad. noticeably milder with a lot of cloud around. outbreaks of rain should be light and patchy. as we start saturday, a quiet start. a lot of cloud around. hopefully some brightness, but look at the temperatures. a mild feel to
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the day. a risk of perhaps a slightly fresh breeze toppling over that high pressure, isobars squeezing together, and the weather front bringing a risk of some patchy rain to the extreme north and west. a breezy day, but a lot of dry weather. staying pretty mild, a similar feel to saturday. into monday, the area of high pressure will be important, because where it sits will determine what will happen with the weather fronts. if it d rifts with the weather fronts. if it drifts to the south—west, some wetter and windy weather could arrive on monday, the potential for strong winds and heavy rain. that leaves us nicely into the six to ten day period. the jet stream looks likely to speed up, become more organised, and drift up to the northern half of the uk, feeding these low pressures in of the
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atlantic. there is the potentialfor the jet stream to sink further south, which means that the u nsettled south, which means that the unsettled weather will come further south as well. so this area of high pressure will be pretty important, and there is still a level of uncertainty over where it will fit. but the wet and windy weather will a lwa ys but the wet and windy weather will always be to the far north—west. it will be cloudy and largely dry to the south. so the two faces of january are set to continue. tonight at ten — britain appoints its new man in brussels as brexit puts the strain on relations between ministers and civil servants. sir tim barrow — a career diplomat and former ambassador to russia — becomes the uk's new top civil servant at the eu. i think it makes sense to get this resolved swiftly, but what matters most is getting right, not quick, and i think sir tim is right guy to bring some fresh thinking, a whole range of experience,
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and lead the team in brussels. after the government is accused of muddled thinking over brexit by the outgoing ambassador, more questions over how much of a plan there really is. we'll be looking at the impact on negotiations with brussels. also tonight... a vigil on the m62 slip road where a 28 year old man was shot dead by police as his father speaks out for the first time. how can you kill someone like this, at a time like this, without giving him chance to get out or anything? straight, three bullets through the windscreen....
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