tv World News Today BBC News January 13, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm GMT
this is bbc world news today, broadcasting in the uk and around the world. the headlines: donald trump hits out again at the intelligence community, the us congress is briefed on the report into russia's jack king of the us election. —— hacking. donald trump hits out again at the intelligence community, blaming them for releasing allegations linking him with russia. a baby girl stolen 18 years ago from a hospital in florida has been found, alive. dying from the cold: the un warns that refugees and migrants struggling to survive in europe's wintry weather. —— are struggling. intelligence agencies have briefed the us house of representatives about their investigation into russia's alleged campaign to influence the us presidential election.
also today, the president—elect has sent out another barrage of early morning tweets, accusing his opponents of making up allegations over his ties to russia. he's promised a report into hacking within 90 days, as our north america correspondent nick bryant reports. there are storylines that could easily come from a cold war spy thriller, and plot twists involving sex allegations and potential russian blackmail that even the tv series house of cards might baulk at. but this is reality, not a show, and the first episode of trump the presidency airs injust one week's time. for now, donald trump mainly delivers his lines on twitter. he's a 1a0—character actor. "it now turns out that the phoney allegations against me were put together by my political opponents and a failed spy afraid of being sued. totally made—up facts, by sleazebag political operatives,
both democrats and republicans. fake news. russia says nothing exist. probably released by intelligence even knowing there is no proof and never will be. my people will have a full report on hacking within 90 days." on capitol hill today, lawmakers received a behind closed doors briefing on the unverified dossier and russia's alleged interference in the presidential election. and many are left demanding more answers. the american people are owed the truth, and there is a great deal of evidence to say this is an issue of high interest to the american people — the strength, the integrity of our own democracy. and there's yet more intrigue, a senior us official confirming today there were frequent contacts between donald trump's top national security adviser and russia's ambassador here in washington, and that those contacts took place on the day that president obama expelled dozens of russian officials in retaliation for the alleged hacking. it again raises questions about the trump team's
ties with the kremlin. all this as barack obama performs his final acts, and one of them took his deputy completely by surprise. i am pleased to award our nation's highest civilian honour, the presidential medal of freedom... it sealed their eight year bromance. i can say i was part of the journey ofa remarkable man, who did remarkable things for this country. but washington moves on — it's always been a city of political farewells. and this time next week, this capital, this country, will be under very different management. the house of representatives has voted to start the process of repealing obama care. the us house of representatives, where the republican party has a majority, has voted to begin the process of repealing mr obama's landmark affordable care act,
known as obamaca re. our correspondent laura bicker explained more about what might happen next. republicans say people have lack of choice now, and they believe it is government overreach. they campaigned, and donald trump made it a key pledge, to replace it and repeal it. repealing it might be the easy part, but replacing it is far more tricky. and that is because parts of it are still popular, including that mandate, which means that people with pre—existing conditions have to have health insurance, so they get health insurance, so they get health insurance that they otherwise would not get. so there is a worry that if they pull that rug away, what will be left? so now we have even a few republicans who are voicing their concerns. but paul ryan, the house speaker, and the senior elected republican in the house, has already said that they will find a way to make a smooth transition, although we have yet to hear the details of that. a woman has died in the us
with an untreatable infection that could resist all available antibiotics. the case occurred last year, and details have just been released in a report by the us centers for disease control and prevention. she was infected with klebsiella pneumoniae — which normally lives in the gut without causing disease. helen branswell is a senior writer on infectious diseases for stat news. she told me health authorities will be deeply concerned about the case. some of the details are not known, as is always the case, her name and personal details have not been released. what is known is that she was a woman who was in her 70s, resident in reno, nevada or that area, but had been spending quite a bit of time in india in the two yea rs bit of time in india in the two years prior to her death. she had an accident of some sort, and broke her femur in the right leg, which is the
big bone in your thigh. after that she developed a bone infection in that bone, and also in her hip, and over the next couple of years she was in and out of hospital a lot in india. as recently as lastjune, as a matter of fact. that is kind of a risk factor because india has quite a high rate of some of these superbugs that we've been hearing a lot about lately. then she went to the united states, she was cared for ina the united states, she was cared for in a hospital in reno, nevada, and was quite sick, and they try to cure her and could not. what does that mean, and how worrying is it? well, people have been warning for quite a while that we are running out of antibiotics essentially, that the bacteria are evolving faster than we can produce new drugs. health officials have been worried about it a lot. the reason that i was keen to write about this story
though is because it sort of tra nslates though is because it sort of translates what seems sometimes like a theoretical risk into reality. i mean, this is happening. it doesn't happen daily, at least not in developed countries, but it is happening and it is going to continue to happen, and at escalating rates. is there any concern that, you know, the bacteria could have transferred from that woman in the us hospital treatment centres that she was being cared for‘s sure, that would obviously always be a concern. the hospital seems to have got very quickly that she had a multidrug resista nt quickly that she had a multidrug resistant bacteria, and they are slipped her, and health care team that worked on her used what are called contact precautions, they we re called contact precautions, they were wearing gowns and gloves, and they had to obviously washed their hands going out of her room. they have tested the health care workers, they have tested people who were in
parts of a hospital near her, so far there is no evidence of the bugs spreading, but experts are saying it is only a matter of time before we see more of these bugs in our hospitals. a newborn girl stolen 18 years ago from a hospital in the us state of florida has been found alive in south carolina. kamiyah mobley‘s biological family was notified of the news after dna tests confirmed her identity. a woman has been arrested in connection with the abduction. in the interest of reducing any further trial to this young woman, i am not revealing her name. please remember this young woman was abducted as a newborn, and she will need time and assistance to process all of this, and we are respecting her privacy and i ask her to do the same. she had an inclination, beginning a couple of months ago probably, that she may have been
involved in this in some way, so we we re involved in this in some way, so we were able to deliver that to her today. and again, she is taking it as well as you could imagine but she has a lot to process. she has a lot to think about is you can imagine. peter bowes is in los angeles for us. peter, do we know how the police tracked this woman down? no, we don't. that is the key piece of information that we don't have yet, but it is an extraordinary series of events, that we are learning about, going back to 1998, july of that year, when this then ed—year—old —— eight hour old baby was stolen from a hospital. a woman apparently posed asa a hospital. a woman apparently posed as a nurse, and she said that the child had to be taken away for some treatment because she had a fever. she was taken out of the ward away from her mother and never seen since. there was a huge search at
the time, there was extensive media coverage here in the united states, there was a quarter of $1 million award for any information leading to what has now happened, and that is a tip off that she was apparently living with a woman in south carolina. the woman itself, who's now grown up of course, is not being named as we have there. very understandably. that's right, she has been known today by her original name, the one that she was given by her family, but we have no other details, and as we've just heard from the police officer there, she has a lot to take m, officer there, she has a lot to take in, this woman, realising that her identity was completely different, a p pa re ntly identity was completely different, apparently something has happened, whether it's the tip of or some other information, that made her a little suspicious over the last few months, and then presumably agreed to the dna test. and the test has just come back and it has confirmed
her true identity. as far as we can gather there has been no reunion yet with herfamily, gather there has been no reunion yet with her family, and gather there has been no reunion yet with herfamily, and that gather there has been no reunion yet with her family, and that the police, because she is now an adult, say it is now off to her in terms of the circumstances precisely when that happens. how come the police are still working on this? obviously it was a long time ago. it was, but it was a long time ago. it was, but it was a long time ago. it was, but it was an unsolved case and this is a case of a mother and a family not giving up hope. over the years some 2000 plus leeds, tips, were sent into the police and they were investigated, and over the years the tapes were different, and up until as loosely as a couple of years ago police were looking into new information. so this wasn't a cold case, this was still a case that was being actively investigated. peter, we will wait to find out more. thanks very much for now. french
authorities have launched an investigation into car—maker renault over allegations they attempted to cheat at this —— emission tests. the companies share price dipped 4% as a result. earlier this week volkswagen agree to pay fines for cheating similar test. pressure is mounting on the gambia's president to speak down. he lost the december election but has refused to relinquish power. the delegation of west african leaders has arrived to try to resolve the issue before next week's inauguration ceremony. —— labour's former education secretary tristram hunt is standing down as an mp, but says his differences withjeremy corbyn are in the past. he is the second labour mp to resign in recent weeks. stay with us here. much more ahead. all the sport, including the latest on diego costa,
who has been left out of the chelsea squad for this year —— this weekend's match after a dispute over his fitness. the industry is nervous of this report, this may tend to make people wa nt to report, this may tend to make people want to stop smoking cigarettes. there is not a street that is u naffected. there is not a street that is unaffected. huge parts were simply demolished as buildings crashed into one another. this woman said she had been given no help and no advice by the authorities. she stood outside the authorities. she stood outside the ruins of her business. tens of thousands of black children in south africa have taken advantage of laws passed by the country's new multiracial government, and enrolled at formerly white schools. tonight sees the 9610th performance of the mousetrap. the management
considered whether to cancel tonight's performance, but agatha christie would have been the last person to want such a thing. this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines: donald trump has once again hit out at the intelligence community, blaming them for releasing allegations linking him with russia. a woman has died in the us from an infection which ripped —— resisted all available antibiotics. disease control experts have told —— called it and "nightmare back bacteria." —— nightmare bacteria. more than 65 people have died as a result of icy storms across parts of europe. snow and strong winds have hit much of the uk; severe flood warnings are now in place on the eastern coast of england with thousands of homes at risk. in scotland, heavy snowfall has caused 19 schools and ten nurseries to shut. in france, power cuts have affected
more than 237,000 homes as a storm swept across normandy and regions north of paris. and in germany, wind and snow forced the airline lufthansa to cancel 125 flights at frankfurt airport. well, the sudden cold snap is severely affecting refugees and migrants. the united nations refugee agency is urging governments to do more. the unhcr said several migrants had died from cold and exhaustion in bulgaria, and it called on greece to move migrants from poor conditions on islands to better facilities on the mainland. our correspondent sian grzeszczyk reports. desperate to get out of the bitterly cold waters, these are just some of the 800 migrants and refugees that were rescued from the mediterranean sea yesterday. the italian coastguard helped them out of the six rubber boats they were trying to cross in. freezing temperatures in europe over the last week have caused the un to call on governments to do more to help migrants. in greece, the situation was so bad
that this ship was sent to lesbos, at the request of the greek prime minister, to house migrants amidst health warnings that condition at the main camp had become inhumane. hundreds of others in lesbos are being transferred to hotels. i am afraid, but i don't know where i go. iam afraid. at the european parliament in brussels, a warning about how prepared the eu is for a further increase in numbers. we are making a call for europe to prepare for possible new influxes. it may not happen, but we need to be prepared. we are very concerned that in a number of situations, europe does not seem to have a plan a or plan b. conditions are also tough at this migrant camp in serbia. more than 1,000 men from afghanistan and pakistan are relying on one meal a day from volunteers, and having to wash outside in the cold conditions.
concern is growing that more migrants will die, trying to survive these harsh conditions. hugh ferris has all the sport for us. it's the latest drama with diego costa, who's been left out of the chelsea squad for the match at leicester on saturday, after a dispute with the club's coaching staff. he's got 1a goals so far this season, and he is thought to have been the subject of a lucrative offer from been the subject of a lucrative offerfrom a been the subject of a lucrative offer from a chinese club. been the subject of a lucrative offerfrom a chinese club. it been the subject of a lucrative offer from a chinese club. it seems as though, after a period of relative calm in diego costa's combustible career, that the start of this week he started to have disagreements with a particular member of the chelsea coaching staff, and that has escalated to a
point where his manager has decided to leave him basically out of the squad, didn't travel to leicester, he's not going to play at leicester. the key point is, what is behind the issues? and some people are suggesting that big offers, big, big offers that cost —— costa seems to be at the centre of, which are coming from china, where other players have gone, they might be at the bottom of diego costa's anger at the bottom of diego costa's anger at the moment. birds a different dispute threatening to overshadow the beginning of the africa cup of nations. the ddr congo squad boycotted the training session on friday before their opening match of the tournament. they —— the players explained the boycott is over bonus payments. they are saying this has been happened from —— happening for yea rs been happened from —— happening for years and years, and that they
a lwa ys years and years, and that they always prepare well but in the end there is always a problem with bonuses. they are congo play morocco on monday, the tournament starts on saturday, the 31st africa cup of nations is being hosted in gabon. every two years, africa's top 16 national sides battle it up to become the continent's top team. this year, the battle ground is gabon. five years after this small oil—rich central african country last hosted the tournament, football is back on the fans are excited. but preparations have been slow. just a few days ago this was the state of the entrance into the stadium. it will host group c matches and at least 1/4—final. the slow pace of work has not dampened the spirits of the people, led by president ali bongo. as in tournaments past, once the action starts, most of the
problems tend to be forgotten. defending champions ivory coast are still one of the favourites to win the term and, despite being without their once talismanic captain yaya toure, who announced his retirement last year. they are in group c alongside congo, morocco and togo. gabon may not boast the most talented squad, but you discount africa's most prolific striker at the moment that your own peril. they are in group a, alongside 2013 finalists burkina faso, four time winners cameron and newcomers guinea—bissau. senegal post the continent's most expensive player; they are in group b alongside algeria, tunisia and zimbabwe. ghana are always in the running to win, despite not having lifted the trophy since 1982. a different country has w011 since 1982. a different country has won the last four nations cups. gabon is known as the land of the
storytellers, but whose legend will be the tail to be told by the end of this tournament? —— the story to be told. always very exciting, that's all the sport for now. here in the uk, police in great yarmouth and norfolk say —— and norfolk say thousands of people are refusing to leave their homes, despite advice to evacuate because of severe —— the threat of severe flooding. snow and strong winds have continued to hit much of the uk, and the environment agency have now issued 17 warnings of danger to life. ben brown is in great yarmouth, were issued —— huge storm surge is about to reach its peak. it looks pretty wet, then. yes, actually it seems that it's not quite as bad as some people had feared this —— this storm surge. you
can they possiblyjust behind be the water; it is not yet up to the level of the coastal defences here, so it looks like great yarmouth might get away with it, and further up the eastern coast of england it is the same story, whether high tide has already hit —— where the tide has already hit —— where the tide has already hit, it doesn't seem to have been as bad as the warnings would have had people believe. but further down the coast, the high tide will be later on and they are bracing themselves for perhaps more damage. it has come over in some places like scarborough, the water has come over a little bit, but not too concerning. 17 severe flood warnings we re concerning. 17 severe flood warnings were issued by the environment agency. that means a risk to life, and then more flood warnings as well involving people being asked to take immediate action. there have been 5000 homes that the authorities have
been trying to evacuate here in great yarmouth, the military and police have been going round trying to get people to leave their homes, but say about 50% to 60% have been saying no, they don't want to leave their homes, or if they do, they don't want to go to the event —— official centres, they want to stay with friends and family. a lot of people have been staying at their homes, putting sandbags around their homes, putting sandbags around their homes, maybe moving upstairs, taking carpets and mats and their pets u psta i rs carpets and mats and their pets upstairs in case the waters come in. but at the moment it looks like good news for a great yarmouth, the waters don't seem to be coming into the town. the daughters of former president george w bush have written an open letter to sasha and malia obama as they prepare to leave the white house next week. in the letter, jenna bush—hager and barbara bush offered advice to obama sisters in their "next chapter" — her are some excerpts: "you have lived through the unbelievable pressure of the white house. you have listened to harsh criticism of your parents by people who had never even met them.
now you are about to join another rarified club, one of former first children. we stay in touch with our secret service. they were part of growing up for us. there for first dates, first days and even an engagement and a honeymoon. enjoy college. as most of the world knows, we did. explore your passions. learn who you are. make mistakes — you are allowed to. you can read the full letter on our website, that's at bbc.com/news. a secondary school in the us has apologised after it used the topic of child sexual assault in a maths assignment. the pennsylvania high
school based the question around the life of the poet maya angelou, asking students to work out who abused her when she was just eight yea rs abused her when she was just eight years old. abused her when she was just eight yea rs old. pa rents abused her when she was just eight years old. parents complained that the subject matter was not appropriate for young teenagers. let's move to space. two astronauts from the international space centre have been on a spacewalk. they have been upgrading the space station's power system with new batteries; it took a lot of hours, during that time there was no food, no toilet break and apparently their space suits became increasingly stiff in the vacuum of space. but it seems to have gone well. thankfully. well, i am back on sunday night. that's it from me, we are keeping you up—to—date of course throughout the rest of the day. goodbye. there will be a comparative look at
the weather here in the uk before the weather here in the uk before the top of the hour, but right now whether to take a look at some weather stories from elsewhere around the world. in the united states we got some relatively warm and moistaircoming states we got some relatively warm and moist air coming in from the gulf of mexico, that has generated some cloud and rain of acquired a large area. but cold air coming down from the north. we are potentially going to season quite hazardous weather on the northern flag of the system, freezing rain and snow could get slippery on some of the roads. south of that, some wetter weather, could be some heavy rain in parts of texas. 19, 20 degrees in dallas, just two or three in denver. africa has some wet weather in the south—east of the continent, and further north, a cold wind blowing down from the mediterranean will keep temperatures a little on the low side. tripoli coming about 13 or
14 low side. tripoli coming about 13 or 1a degrees. 16 or 17 towards cairo. in southern pakistan there is wet and further —— fairly windy weather for karachi. in new delhi it may start quite chilly, but come the afternoon up to around 1920 degrees, and we should be into the low 30s in mumbai and goa. some wintry weather on the way towards japan. stale showers coming in on the north—westerly winds, five or 6 degrees only in tokyo, but at least here it looks like a dry picture. dry and cold in seoul, but it should stay dry in hong kong. there might bea stay dry in hong kong. there might be a shower or two in northern parts of thailand, and done the malaysian pence —— peninsula towards singapore a few rumbles of thunder. windy in vietnam, and windy weather from a central part of the philippines. indonesia has some sunshine at
times, but cloud will build on their will be some showers and thunderstorms in papua new guinea. the southern half of australia looks fine and dry with plenty of sunshine, pretty hot for some parts of the west, much fresher towards adelaide, 20 or so degrees, similar in melbourne and maybe a bit more cloud more than half of australia at risk of downpours. some rain in the south island, mainly in the south west, largely dry towards auckland. most of europe has cold weather. stale heading down towards the alps, blowing around in those strong winds, and some still further east. we've got a southerly breeze —— breeze in kiev and moscow, but it still went to state below freezing in moscow. —— stay below. much of the balkans really quite chilly, only about 1 degrees there the balkans really quite chilly, only about1 degrees there in berlin as well.
--1 —— 1 degrees. the latest headlines from bbc news. donald trump has promised to issue a report within 90 days and allegations of russian hacking. us intelligence agencies have been briefing hem on russian interference in the russian election. a woman in america has died of old being treated by 26 different antibiotics. this data is a warning of antibacterial problems that are resista nt to antibacterial problems that are resistant to biotics. i'll win and that was abducted 18 years ago as a baby has been found alive. she was taken when she was eight hours old. the women she grew up with has been arrested. the un refugee agency says that