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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm ben bland. our top stories: fairer trade deals to address a widening trade deficit — donald trump outlines his foreign policy priorities. the outgoing director of the cia warns the president—elect, don't underestimate russia. horrific details have emerged of the violence in brazil's alcacuz prison. 26 prisoners were killed by fellow inmates — many had been decapitated. we wants you to say good job, son. that is all. and viola davis has won a golden globe for her performance in fences. can she add an oscar? we have a special interview. donald trump says his priority when it comes to foreign policy
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is to create fairer trade deals for the us, and support strong borders everywhere. the us president—elect has been giving details of his foreign policy goals in an interview with british and german newspapers the times and bild. the president—elect also raised the possibility of a deal with russia. he said he would reverse sanctions in return for moscow substantially reducing its arsenal of nuclear weapons. he reiterated his campaign message that he wanted to get the us a fairer deal within the nato alliance. he described it as an obsolete organisation, and argued that many of the countries the us had signed up to protect did not pay theirfair share. still at his desk at the heart of his business empire but then again he is striking deals, sort of. obama
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said go to the back of the line, if it happened. that was a bad statement. i think you are doing great. not quite signing on the dotted line yet but for theresa may who wants to make sure to find agreements, he is talking turkey. who wants to make sure to find agreements, he is talking turkeyli thought the uk was so smart in getting out. i think brexit is going to end up being a great thing. the uk wanted its own identity but i do believe there is, if they had not been forced to take on all of the refugees, so many, with all the problems it entails, i think you would not have a brexit. the times quotes him as saying the new administration will work hard for a better deal and a quick deal with the uk no arrangements can be made
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while britain is still negotiating with the eu. he also said angela merkel is the most important eu leader but he is critical of her handling of the migrant crisis. leader but he is critical of her handling of the migrant crisisi thought she was a great leader. i think she made one catastrophic mistake and that was taking all these illegals, from wherever they come from and nobody really knows where they come from. this he is how he would stop them is movement. where they come from. this he is how he would stop them is movementli would he would stop them is movement.” would have built across syria, get the gulf states to pay for them, who are not coming through. we run it, they run it, it would be a lot less expensive than the trauma and germany is going through. mr trump had these comments on one of his
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most controversial policy/ free trade and how america is losing out to china top of the problem is that the united states is always taken advantage of. we have hundreds of billions of dollars of trade deficits with china. i love free trade but it has to be smart trade so trade but it has to be smart trade soi trade but it has to be smart trade so i call trade. do you want a conservative or so i call trade. do you want a conservative oi’ someone so i call trade. do you want a conservative or someone who makes great deals. they are screaming, rate deals. very soon he will be leaving for the oval office and then the attention on what he does not just what he says. meanwhile, the outgoing director of the cia has said mr trump doesn't fully understand russia's actions, intentions and capabilities. john brennan said that, when in office, mr trump should be very careful about lifting sanctions against moscow unless it changed its behaviour. here is our washington correspondent laura bicker. the president—elect of the united states, donald john trump. the stage is set and rehearsals are underway for the moment when donald trump will take
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the oath of office. but some feel the 45th president could do with being more presidential. he has accused us spies of leaking an unverified dossier of claims that the trump campaign team had close links with russia, and he compared their actions to nazi germany. this prompted a stern warning from the head of the cia to be more careful with his words. the world is watching, now, what mr trump says, and listening very carefully. so i think mr trump has to be very disciplined, in terms of what it is that he says publicly. he is going to be, in a few days' time, the most powerful person in the world, in terms of sitting on top of the united states government, and i think he needs to recognise that his words have impact. but mr trump is not backing down, and of course he took to twitter, saying... the next commander—in—chief is proving to be just as divisive
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a president—elect as he was a candidate. not only has he started a war of words with the very people who keep america safe, he has now become embroiled in a row with one of this nation's most respected civil rights heroes. it's going to be very difficult. i don't see this president—elect as a legitimate president. john lewis marched alongside martin luther king. his words matter to the black community. donald trump attacked him on twitter, prompting criticism from within his own party. but the vice president—elect defended his boss. i have great respect forjohn lewis, and for his contributions, particularly with the civil rights movement. i was deeply disappointed to see someone of his stature question the legitimacy of donald trump's election as president, and say he's not attending the inauguration, and i hope he reconsiders both positions.
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as washington awaits crowds of trump supporters, it is also preparing for dozens of protest marches. this inauguration week, and this particular piece of historical political theatre, will usher in a new, controversial era in us politics. to remind you of some breaking news... a turkish airlines cargo plane has crashed in kyrgyzstan, killing at least 16 people. the boeing 747, which was en route from istanbul, came down near manas airport in the kyrgyz capital bishkek. rescue workers say the dead included three crew members and several residents of the village where the aircraft crashed. one crew member is said to have survived. we will keep you across that and
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bring you any details we get. police in brazil now say 26 people were killed in a prison, in the city of natal, during shocking violence that broke out overnight. the clash between rival gangs was brought under control early on sunday after police stormed the prison. catriona renton reports. chaos as prisoners climbed on the roof. the riots started saturday afternoon. it is thought that members of a powerful criminal gang attacked their rivals. translation: they waited for visiting hours to end and the moment they were returning to their cells they all went to the pavilion at the same time. the police tried to stop them but the prisoners outnumbered them and they were able to break through. families of some of those inside gathered outside, hearing reports of what was happening. translation: i heard that my husband was hit on the head by a rock
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and is dead. translation: i came to find out if he is alive or dead. always when i came to visit he said there would be a rebellion, that wing 5 wanted to invade wing 4. he was always saying, mother, i am afraid. the situation was brought under control after police surrounded the prison and raided it on sunday. prisoners can be seen here being led away. they appear to have been stripped to ensure they are unarmed. prison officials said some of those killed in the riot had been decapitated. it is unclear if any police officers or prison staff were harmed. the prisoners who led the riot have been identified. this prison is overcrowded, designed to hold around 600 inmates it now has over 1000. this is the third major riot in brazil's jails since the beginning of this year.
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nearly 100 prisoners died during rebellions in two other states. the escalation in the amount of violence this year has put pressure on the brazilian government. it has announced plans to build five more high security jails and to create new intelligence units to try and curb the power of gangs. the white flag of surrender flies from the prison. order has been restored here now. one area amongst many that may be affected by a trump presidency is the middle east peace process. donald trump has suggested the us embassy in israel could be moved tojerusalem, which would be highly controversial. meanwhile, representatives of more than 70 countries and international organisations have met in paris to discuss peace in the region, but neither israel nor the palestinians were at the summit. hugh schofield reports from paris. a middle east peace conference, but without the hostile parties.
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some said it was a talking shop, but not the french organisers. for them, it is more urgent than ever to push israel and the palestinians in the direction of face—to—face talks. translation: this conflict, and it was said by many speakers today, is highly symbolic. it goes way beyond its borders. it runs the risk of making this conflict worse, as it would give the gift to extremists all over the world. the communique called on the parties to reaffirm their commitment to a two—state solution, and not take any unilateral step which might endanger future talks. the implicit criticism was of israel, and its policy of settlements in palestinian west bank. and so, predictably, israel's reaction was blunt. the conference, said prime minister netanyahu, was an attempt by france and the palestinians to build an anti—israel coalition.
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but the world, he said, was changing. soon, it would look very different. indeed, the real talking point in paris was the big change about to take place in washington. john kerry was with the outgoing us team. but from friday it is the incoming trump administration, pro—israel in a new kind of way, that calls the shots. donald trump's promise to move the us embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem, breaking with decades of us policy, had delegates in paris rattled. but in the end caution prevailed, and they did not mention the issue in their communique. in the end, then, not a huge amount achieved in paris, except perhaps for a signal sent that, whatever the changes that are coming, most countries still believe in the existing blueprint for peace in the middle east. stay with us on bbc news.
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still to come: the circus once billed as the greatest show on earth decides to bring down the big top, after nearly 150 yea rs. day one of operation desert storm to force the iraqis out of kuwait has seen the most intense air attacks since the second world war. tobacco is america's oldest industry, and it's one of its biggest, but the industry is nervous of this report. this may tend to make people want to stop smoking cigarettes. there is not a street that is unaffected. huge parts of kobe were simply demolished as buildings crashed into one another. this woman said she'd been given no help and no advice by 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 9,610th performance of her long—running play,
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the mousetrap. when they heard about her death today, 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 news. the latest headlines: fairer trade deals to address a huge trade deficit, in an interview donald trump outlines his foreign policy priorities. the outgoing director of the cia says the incoming president doesn't fully understand russia he warns trump don't underestimate moscow. pope francis has said every possible measure should be taken to protect young refugees, amid fears that more than 100 migrants have died off libya's coast. the italian coastguard says eight bodies have been recovered. only four survivors have been rescued. as david campanale reports,
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it comes as more migrants are arriving from north africa. these are the lucky ones. picked up in three different rescue operations from fragile vessels at sea, over300 men, women and children arrive, exhausted but alive, on the shores of sicily. but, from one end of the mediterranean to the other, migrants continue to die in the attempt to reach a new life in europe. italy's coastguard says just four people survived the sinking of a migrant ship, carrying around 100 people, that went down off of libya on saturday. rescue operations are becoming harder and harder. we have very bad weather right now, and the boats are poorly constructed. so we have boats that crack in half, we have people sometimes up to their chests in water. when you get 150 people like that, if they panic, they start to jump and crush each other
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inside the boat. so it's becoming more and more challenging. in the west over this weekend, spanish authorities found 13 people dead at sea near libya, or washed up on spanish beaches. in rome, pope francis has given a call for better treatment of child migrants, especially those forced to flee without relatives. translation: these small brothers and sisters, especially if unaccompanied, are exposed to many dangers, and there are so many of them. it's necessary that we must take all feasible measures to ensure that child migrants are protected and defended, as well as being integrated. but in the mediterranean‘s east, where europe's land borders with turkey, it is extreme winter weather that is the threat, with the un saying four deaths have come so far this year from hypothermia. the thousands living in tents want to move on, but the doors of europe
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remain firmly closed. david campanale, bbc news. here's a culture clash story if ever there was one. eating dog meat is part of the culture in much of east asia. western campaigners trying to disrupt this trade have been involved in mass rescue operations, saving the animals from slaughter and placing them in adoptive homes. one such operation is currently happening in south korea. some 200 animals have started theirjourney from a dog farm to new homes in britain and north america. here's our correspondent steve evans. destined for the butcher's block until now, in cages in the bitter cold, excrement below, their lives would have been short, with a violent end. but now, the dogs are going to new homes in north america and britain. eating dog is part of the culture of much of east asia, but a western charity has persuaded the korean farmer to close the farm. will the brutalised dogs adapt
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to life in suburban homes? i think what's incredible about these dogs, from our experience of re—homing over 500 dogs now from south korea, is just how forgiving they are. and it is an amazing success rate on — once you get the dogs off the dog meat farms, out of the environment, how they transform, and become the dogs that we all know and love. but aren't westerners just being hypocritical, telling others to do what they don't do themselves? there are about 200 dogs on this farm. it is not a big farm, by any means. now, westerners often object to eating these animals. then they go off and have steak, and pork, and lamb. what's the difference? hello. this dog market has long been a target of western activists.
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outside, dogs for slaughter. inside the shops, vats where traditional potions are brewed, with dog as an ingredient. the owner told me westerners are hypocritical. translation: koreans have been eating dog meat throughout history. dogs are bred as pets in the west, but we have consumed dogs because of health properties. but tastes are changing, and as south koreans become more prosperous, younger people turn away from traditional foods like dog. instead of the plate, these two dogs are now heading for britain. will they be happy? with the oscars just around the corner, one film tipped to do well is the movie fences. it's directed by denzel washington and based on a pulitzer prize winning play.
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it tells the story of an african american family dealing with racial tensions and a troubled past. viola davis has already won a golden globe for her performance, and she's been speaking to our arts editor, will gompertz. i've been right we hear with her, try. i need a life too. i've given 18 years of my life to stand in the same spot as you. emotions are running high in august wilson's powerful 1960s family drama, fences. denzel washington is troy, viola davis is his heartbroken wife, rose. as emotional as it is, i always want to reiterate to people that it does require technique and a certain level of control even in the lack of control of it. it's notjust something that comes naturally, it's not like i was just playing myself and remembering a time in my life when someone did something to me.
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rose told me, tell them. if he wasn't a man they move out of the way so the man can find me. that's what she told me, you're in my way, you're blocking the view. you've talked a lot about your experiences as an actress and the roles you get given and the roles tend to be limited because of your colour. do you think that producers, directors, hollywood are opening up to giving more interesting roles? they're opening up because i think they've been forced. america is changing. the ethnic make—up of america is changing and people are desperate to see their own images. brady bunch isn't working any more. and there are so many actors isn't working any more. and there are so many actors of colour who are now in the position of saying i want to be the change, i'm refusing to go back, i want to be redefined. ain't nobody going to hold his hand when he gets out in the world. times have
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changed, troy, people change of the world changing and you can't even see it. there's every chance you're going to get an oscar for this movie. you go up on stage, you have the golden statue, you have 1 billion people to talk to, what are you going to say? the people i a lwa ys you going to say? the people i always forget to thank my mum and dad because first of all august wilson wrote about people like my mum and dad who were born in 1936, 1943 andjim mum and dad who were born in 1936, 1943 and jim crow south and sharecropper home, the fifth and eighth grade education, people who really are invisible. and those very much whether people whose dreams where their children. whether she wins an oscaror where their children. whether she wins an oscar or not, i'm guessing viola davis has already filled, fulfilled her parents' dreams. will gompertz, bbc news. one of america's largest and most celebrated circuses, billed as the greatest show on earth, is to close
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after 146 years. the show run by ringling brothers and barnum and bailey will bring down the final curtain in may. it's because fewer people have been going to see the circus with public tastes changing. announcer: the premiere of a new circus was presented in new york madison square garden... the largest population of asian elephants! it is a sign of the times and it is a sign of more things to come. we know so much more about wild animals than we did 100 years ago. we know that elephants do not voluntarily balance on a ball. they do this because of fear. after removing the elephants we saw a sharp drop in attendance, greater than we had supposed.
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that is what led to this decision because the business model is no longer sustainable. downing street has confirmed that the british prime minister, theresa may, will appear in us fashion magazine vogue. a spokesman for the pm said the shoot had been planned for a long time. theresa may is known for her love of fashion and eye—catching shoes. she posed for renowned portrait photographer annie leibovitz in a spread that's due to hit news—stands in april. now to a very close escape caught on camera in the czech republic. here you can see a group of teenagers playing indoor hockey making a sudden dash for the exit as the roof starts to cave in. luckily there were only a couple of minor injuries from the rush with everyone making it to safetyjust in time. the cause of the collapse is as yet unknown. a reminder of our top story: the turkish airlines cargo plane
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that crashed in kurdistan. we are now hearing from the authorities that at least 20 people died, among them six children. you're watching them six children. you're watching the world news. more updates on that as we get it. thanks for watching. hello there, good morning. we've got a weather front draped across the united kingdom to start the day today. from the north—east of scotland all the way down to the south—west of england. either side of that we've got largely dry conditions and quite a range in those temperatures. it's relatively mild across the western side of the uk but towards the far south and east, we could see a touch of frost towards norwich, hovering around about one or so degrees above freezing. so quite chilly here. but further west, it's very mild indeed. nine or 10 degrees, pretty good to start the day in the middle ofjanuary. now, through the morning, mist and fog can be a bit of a problem in some parts
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of east anglia and the south—east but nothing too untoward. and it is quite chilly here. had further west and we thicken up the cloud and we're into some rain for the midlands, central, southern parts of england. and further west still and it should be largely dry in cornwall if fairly cloudy, but mild. a similar story across the western side of wales. a lot of cloud, some of that's quite low and it is dry and mild as well. into northern ireland and again, a lot of dry weather to be had through the morning. it is rather cloudy, nine or 10 degrees, but not so bad to start the day and the western side of scotland also seeing a lot of cloud. not much rain to speak of, though. there is some to be had, though, across the eastern side just towards the far north—east. as we head back down into northern england, a lot of cloud here, low cloud, fog on the hills and some rain to be had. butjust to the east of that rain in the hull area it could well be on the chilly side, three or four degrees to start the day. a band of rain doesn't really move too far too quickly. it tends to become lighter
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and more patchy as we get on into the afternoon. as another area of rain creeping its way into the western side of scotland. there will be a range of temperatures through the afternoon. still quite chilly for east anglia and the south—east, only five or six degrees here. but many western areas seeing those temperatures getting up into double figures, 10 degrees all the way from stornaway down towards plymouth. then through the evening, some rain moving its way across western scotland in particular. notice how the rain across the midlands tends to fizzle out. chilly overnight into tuesday morning and the far south—east, but that's where we'll see the best of the sunshine on tuesday. elsewhere, fairly cloudy, patchy rain for northern england and some parts of the midlands as well. again that range in temperatures from quite chilly, four, five, six degrees in the south—east to a relatively mild ten or 11 in the north and west. as we go through tuesday evening, still a bit of patchy rain for some central parts of the uk, but it won't amount to too much. a bit of rain too across the north—west of the uk as we get on into wednesday. but a lot of dry, fairly cloudy weather. lowest temperatures on wednesday again will be
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across the south—eastern corner. it's eights and nines elsewhere. it looks pretty quiet really into thursday. a lot of cloud to be had again but not that much rain, just a few pockets of light rain and drizzle. the latest headlines from bbc news. i'm ben bland the us president—elect, donald trump, has outlined his foreign policy priorities in an interview with a british and a german newspaper. he says he wants fairer trade deals for the us to address its trade deficit. and he said he'd like russia and the us to agree to a substantial reduction of nuclear arms. however, the outgoing director of the cia has warned that mr trump doesn't fully understand russia's actions, intentions and capabilities. john brennan said that when in office mr trump should be very careful about lifting sanctions against moscow, unless it changed its behaviour. horrific details have emerged from brazil, of the violence in the alcacuz prison in the city of natal. riot police have regained control of the compound. authorities say at least 26 prisoners were killed by fellow inmates from a rival criminalfaction — many had been decapitated. now on bbc news, hardtalk
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