tv Outside Source BBC News August 21, 2017 9:30pm-10:01pm BST
i'm ros atkins with outside source, the main suspect in the barcelona attack is dead. the man thought to have driven a fan into pedestrians last thursday was found and shot deadin last thursday was found and shot dead ina last thursday was found and shot dead in a village west of barcelona. this is what parts of the usa have seen, the first total eclipse of the sun the first time in almost a0 yea rs. sun the first time in almost a0 years. it is the longest war for america, what comes next for the us and afghanistan, president trump will tell us in a few hours' time. the worst floods in decades in south asia, we will hear from the worst floods in decades in south asia, we will hearfrom our correspondence, manchester city and everton a re correspondence, manchester city and everton are playing in the premier league, everton are leading by one goal, rooney has scored and kyle walker has been sent off. let's turn to america and
afghanistan. this is a tweet from saturday, donald trump saying, i've had an important day at camp david with our military leaders and we have made decisions including on afghanistan. in not so long we will hear what those decisions are in a live address from the president. at the moment there are over 8000 american troops in afghanistan. a lot but way down on the 100,000 during president obama's first term. this is america's longest of the conflict. it dates back to 2001 and the 9/11 attacks, almost 2500 us troops have died since the operations began, and in financial terms, it is estimated to have crossed over $1 trillion. the impact on afghans has also been important 999 on afghans has also been important egg enormous. this is number of civilian deaths since 2001, 301000.
gary o'donoghue of the bbc in washington reported on the options president trump faces. the options are, from total withdrawal of american forces, some it of them in afghanistan, bring them all home, adding another a000 or so to traditional at the afghan army, that's taken some heavy losses in the fight against the taliban. possibly using private contractors to do some of that so that some of the american troops can come home. soa the american troops can come home. so a variety of options on the table, i think the most likely one is an additional introduction of troops, which of course donald trump said should happen before he became a candidate, before he became president. that he would not be the only president to change mind on this, president obama did the same kind of reversal and this is america's all, ros, 16 years and counting. whether you are watching
in the uk or elsewhere you will see that address from president trump on the bbc. to south asia, where flooding is causing humanitarian crisis. it is estimated that over 750 people have already died and india, bangladesh and nepalare 750 people have already died and india, bangladesh and nepal are all affected, many areas cut off. one district in nepal, which we have marked here, it is cut off, one bbc tea m marked here, it is cut off, one bbc team has got here, and this is the report. we are in one of the worst hit areas. i've met the locals and they tell me that their villages are inundated so i'm going to see for myself. to get to the village we need to cross myself. to get to the village we need to cross areas myself. to get to the village we need to cross areas like this and we are told there are snakes all over.
on the way we meet a woman eager to show us her home. what she is saying is, after this fled the whole house has come down and she has nowhere to live. her property, her livestock, whatever she's had, it's all been swept away and cheese had to leave with her children, without food for more than five days now. in the village people are desperate to talk about their ordeal. one woman says she feels her housemate collapse at any moment. she says, i've seen three houses come down, this is mine yet needs to go back because my husband is ill and he needs be treated. she is saying that her husband was trying to rescue the buffalo, which was trapped in the floodwaters, and when he tried to pull the buffalo at, it got injured and brokers like, can't move and was
trapped. this lady says she's worried for her child. she is talking about this little baby. she says she's got nothing, everything has been swept away, she can't even feed the baby, life for her is very difficult. no materials, no food for the baby as of yet, i think. the rain starts to get heavier and our guide warns us that we should head back. for the village, the rising water will be misery and whatever they have been able to salvage is again at risk. bbc news, nepal. that report was from nepal. next, northern bangladesh. one bbc reporter is there. just to remind you of the extent of the flooding, almost 2 million hectares are
thought to have been affected. this is the brahmaputra river, one of the world's largest. it flows into bangladesh from india. these people here have taken up the only sliver of land that's been left untouched. aid workers are trying their best to get relief to flood victims, but there's a mad scramble, such is the need for something as basic as clean drinking water. this is one of the worst floods bangladesh has witnessed in over 30 years. right now, the communities affected are very much in need of food, emergency shelter, safe drinking water and clothing. it's now a race against time to get to those affected before it's too late. much more information about the flooding in south asia and the bbc
news app. notice board, in the premier league it's manchester city against everton. quite a game ruing —— now, to sport. manchester city w011 —— now, to sport. manchester city won the first game of the season against brighton but they are not having it all their way. gavin, it's got interesting. it has, ros, they are not having it their way at all. manchester city trailing 1—0. both sides won the first game, they hope to keep up with the leaders, manchester united and huddersfield town. about something that happened before the game, both sides decided to mark the recent terrorist attack victims in spain and in manchester in may. they are wearing the worker bee, the symbol of manchester, it is essentially a kind of uniting force for the city and they are raising money to put funds towards memorials and various other projects to do
with commemorating the terror attacks. in terms of the game, we have wayne rooney who rejoined everton from manchester united this summer, he opened the scoring for everton giving them the lead in the city and sixth minute. manchester city have had one man sent off, kyle walker —— the lead in the 36th minute. ten minutes to go, everton still leading 1—0, city are having the best of the possession, the best of the breaks but can't find a winner. it looks as if everton will have to wins out of two. i noticed that really was getting a single figure salute from one of the manchester city fans as he celebrated his goal! seems there is no love lost between him and the other side of myjustice since he left manchester united. let's talk about skateboarding, it's now an olympic sport, the next olympics will be in 2020 in tokyo, we've got
a while for the excitement to build, this week the park skateboarding championships so we wanted to look at this as a sport. we see our professional league, or street league, as a discipline of skateboarding. those will always be the primary driving factor for sport organisation globally. however, once every four years, skateboarding will be elevated onto the world stage, through the olympics and we want to make sure that when that happens we wa nt to make sure that when that happens we want to work together to make sure it is the best possible representation. so like the nba every other best professional basketball players compete for the nba championship. but every four yea rs nba championship. but every four years they get to compete for their country. and i think that is has skateboarding will be when it enters the olympics. looking forward to it.
ina the olympics. looking forward to it. in a moment we will find out what elon musk has to say about killer robots, and they want a ban. we'll find out what they are talking about. norfolk police in the firing line after weekend of disruption at the seaside resort of cromer. restau ra nts the seaside resort of cromer. restaurants and pubs needed to close early with some residents talking about a town in lockdown. officers described it as low—level disorder. kim reilly. cromer looking at its very best in the sunshine today, after a weekend at marred successful carnival week. lee sale, who runs an ice cream shop here, told me of the intimidating presence of a large group of irish travellers.
to intimidate someone, that's like terror. especially when you have got old people and families walking around. to me, that is bad. they might not be fighting or anything like that, but when you have got the intimidation and you're frightening families, that is not a good thing. at breakers cafe, they shut their doors on sunday morning, fearing for the safety of the young staff. another cafe owner told them he had been confronted on his doorstep. they wanted in, they wanted feeding. he refused to let them enter, they were abusive, they were using foul language. he thought they had been drinking. and he is a big fellow like me, so hejust wanted to let me know that we are in town. he said, i faced them down and they have gone, but i have to tell you i am shaking like a leaf. and it angers us in the town that this can all be allowed to happen. at the masala twist restaurant, the owner's wife was pinned behind a door by six women shouting abuse as the staff attempted to remove a group they claimed had been stealing bottles of beer. i am quite badly bruised. it's very painful, very shocking, scared. i did not expect that in cromer. it's a lovely town, calm, quiet, lovely people here, but after last
night's experience, you know, it has got me thinking. i don't want to compare them with animals, because animals are a lot better behaved than they are. for staff at the happy feet shoe shop, it has been an unsettling weekend. we have never felt like that, ever. it was not nice at all. to be having to watch out that much, no, i hope it never happens again. local businesses counting the cost of closing on one of the busiest weekends of the year are determined to be positive. absolutely, we will recover. we've faced other challenges and recovered from them, so i see no reason why cromer won't bounce back, for want of a better phrase, from what has happened, and we willjust continue doing what we do really well, which is welcoming guests to our town. iam ros i am ros atkins with outside source.
the lead story, the main suspect in the barcelona attack has been shot dead by spanish police. he is thought to be the driver of the fans that mowed down crowds in las ramblas last week. the next month or so, outside source will be paying plenty of attention to the german election. we will go there in a few weeks tojoin the election. we will go there in a few weeks to join the campaign. we'll be back for election day towards the end of september. it has been a big day of rallies today in the election campaign. angela merkel, the favourite to win, has been in the far north, and a place called saint peter ordering. arguably her main rival has—beens speaking in bremen and the right wing of eternity is has been presenting its anti—immigration policy to voters. it's certainly challenging a certain mrtrump. it's certainly challenging a certain mr trump. this is the reuters correspondent covering the country saying the hard right party once germany first asylum policy, and of
course president trump uses the phrase america first. the financial times says big issues are being ignored in germany's sleep campaign, it accuses angela merkel and martin schulz of avoiding the question entirely. earlier i spoke to our correspondent damian mcguinness on the positions of all three. starting with the chancellor. what is interesting about the election ros is that angela merkel is trying not to talk about too much at all because her aim is not to rock the boat. she is streaking ahead in the polls. the party of centre—right christian democrats are approaching a0% which is pretty incredible since she's going for a fourth term in office. what she wants to do is avoid any controversial issues that might inspire people not to boat for her. in this campaign she is attempting to neutralise any
potential issue that her left wing rivals might use against her. but she has been accused of doing over the past election campaign and will undoubtedly carry on doing in the next couple of weeks is avoid anything controversial because she really doesn't want to rock the boat. let's talk about her main opponent, martin schulz, confident operator in the european parliament and in this campaign. what is the root of that confidence? it is interesting because when he first burst onto the scene in germany earlier this year, there was a lot of hype around him, a lot of expectation that he would do very well. but that has dissipated. the last few months, it is hard to see what that confidence is based on. he still says he stands a chance of becoming the next chancellor. anything is possible i suppose that if you look at the polls, his party, the centre left party, only pulling in the early 20s. so most people are predicting that angela merkel will
stay as chancellor. the big question is who she will be governing with. it is unlikely according to the latest poll data that martin schulz will become the next chancellor that it could be that his party ends up in government. and one problem that the centre left spd have had in the last years is that they have governed with angela merkel so it will be hard for martin schulz to criticise the past four years and say that this isn't working and that isn't working because they have been partly responsible for what has been happening. they will have to be relatively reticent in their criticisms of angela merkel and they are struggling to find the platform that differentiates them from her party. that's because she is occupying the centre ground, she's pinched traditional left—wing issues and in the past few months martin schulz has really started to struggle, flagging in the polls, looking around for issues to focus on. so far with little success. of course we have another month to go and a lot can happen in the
elections. a danish man charged over the death of a swedish journalist says she died in an accident on his submarine and he buried her at sea. peter madsen has denied any involvement in the disappearance of kim wall. he denied this for weeks and now he's changed his story. this was kim wall and peter madsen on his submarine, the nautilus, on august ten. she had been researching a feature she was going to write about him and a a0 tonne submarine that he designed and built himself. since then there's been an extensive search of the sea to find her. she was reported missing by her boyfriend. peter madsen was spotted on the nautilus is the next day. his submarine sank that he was rescued. he initially claimed he had dropped kim wall off on an island in cubin hagen, he now says there was an accident, she died and he buried at sea. “— accident, she died and he buried at sea. —— cubin hagen. yet he denies
any wrongdoing. translation: my client has still not convinced anything and still pleads not guilty to the charges against him. listener believe that he sank his own submarine and he has been charged with negligent manslaughter. peter madsen made headlines in 2008 when he built the almost 80 metre long vessel using online crowdfunding. his biographer has been speaking about him. he has this other more artistic kind of approach to the world, the world's rockets and has done his whole life and his plan is to shoot himself up into the sky. police say they cannot give any further information yet as the investigation continues to find out what happened to kim. katrina renton, bbc news. now to a story that started over the weekend. a
letter, signed by over 100 robotics experts, calling for a ban on the element of so—called killer robots which almost certainly do not look like this. what they are referring to are autonomous weapons that can choose and target targets without any human intervention. there's been any human intervention. there's been a lot of talk and this seems to be getting results, more than 90 countries discussed the use of the un. this is the letter i am referring to, sent to the united nations, it cannot load because there must be a problem with the connection. it is developing these weapons is a pandora's box. some big names have put their signature to this, this is the co—founder of google's artificial intelligence programme, you will know about elon musk, he treated, if you are not concerned about the safety of this
you should be because it is vastly more risky than north korea. i have been talking about who might develop this kind of technologies. everyone is developing them, as in the weapons industry is already incredibly lucrative. you can see the advantages of having a machine in battle that contains no risk to military personnel. we are seeing more and more autonomous drones, so there has to be a human pressing the button and deciding when it fires. autonomous tanks, and it's only a matter of time before the technology is good enough for human control not to be necessary, even if it is morally required. and who might make the counterargument against this letter? i think the industry would make the counter argument. the idea is that it will protect a lot of people, save a lot of money, anything that al
people, save a lot of money, anything that a! can do will be more efficient than human life, they can make split—level decisions more quickly than we can, but the strength and weakness is that they are not influenced by emotion, or fear, or moral or ethical dilemmas, all the things that make us human and might make us hesitate in battle, which could cause loss of life. so there is that argument that autonomous weapons are the way forward. we have already seen a drone last week developed, it is tiny, the size of a small quad co pter tiny, the size of a small quad copter drone, it can fire a gun, it has technology to compensate recoil. we are seeing that on the market already. it can only be fired remotely, there is no reason why it can be trained to make its own decisions to pick its targets and fire when it is ready with no one being involved, pressing that button. and the signatories of this letter. are they suggesting we have something similar to what we have
with chemical weapons at the moment, with chemical weapons at the moment, with an international agreement saying we want to develop this. that is what they want to add, they want to add autonomous weapons to that list saying this is technology we don't want to pursue. people don't realise how quickly the pace of ai is working. we can see examples of it not been very good, it is in its infa ncy it not been very good, it is in its infancy but in the last ten years it's really taken off, the people who have signed this letter saying we are not looking at decades, we are looking at a matter of years, with our lifetimes when this will well be out of the bag and watford falls into the wrong hands. what if it gets hacked by a terrorist organisation, someone who could make that machine do what it wanted and we might not have the off switch. just a quick update on relations between the us and russia, the us end embassy in moscow says it will temporarily stop zooming visas prussians want to visit the us. it says this is due to the russian
decision last month to make significant cuts with diplomatic staff. as you might expect russia has condemned the move. sarah ra i nsfo rd. has condemned the move. sarah rainsford. we've already heard from the foreign minister sergey lavrov. he says as far as russia believes this is a move fomenting discontent, even revolution. he has suggested that in russia, trying to get russians to be unhappy with their government for this move, he has suggested that russia might respond. he says the move has onlyjust comes russia will consider it but he did say that whatever russia chooses to do it will not strike back against american citizens. russia trying to hold the moral high ground, saying what america has done is affecting russian people and they are not to blame for the relationships between their two governments. this was to some extent an expected move. the us said it was their right to respond to sanctions or to move by russia. they wanted to respond to that by
september one. this is a decision by russia to cut the number of us diplomats and staff hugely. reducing by 755 the number of people working for the us diplomatic mission in russia. they give. before we wrap up a quick reminder of the total eclipse of the sun seen in some parts of america, it started in oregon and has been heading across the states. this is one still from oregon. these pictures came in highlighting what is called the diamond ring effect. you can see as well as i can why it might be called that. quite astonishing pictures taken by that. quite astonishing pictures ta ken by people. that. quite astonishing pictures taken by people. no wonder they are cheering. thank you very much watching. see you tomorrow at the same time, thank. bye bye. hello, except for scotland a bank
holiday weekend, of course it is not straightforward, it's the weather! more about that in a moment. monday was beautiful in the south—west, pleasa ntly was beautiful in the south—west, pleasantly warm, highs of 2a degrees. that is because, sandwiched in between these two weather fronts isa in between these two weather fronts is a broad one sector, not humid air at the moment but as these fronts across through things are set to change. but for the bulk of the country today showery rain easing out of scotland, heavier persistent rain as the cold front comes in through northern ireland and the isle of man, elsewhere the cloud should break and we'll see decent sunshine, widely temperatures in the mid—20s, even higher if we get more in the way of sunshine. but bad weather front will begin to make its presence felt, it will bring rain, some of it heavy from northern ireland into western scotland through the night, that the south stays relatively quiet, and relatively mild, fresh air beginning to show its hand across to northern ireland. so as we move into
wednesday we still have that front to clear through, quite breezy, it will bring patchy rain through the pigs and the pennines, the south—east clinging on to sunshine and warmth, but fresher air behind despite decent sunny spells. so we are looking at highs of 16—20d, maybe 2a in the south—east. out of wednesday into thursday, this area of low pressure which anchors itself off to the north—west will be quite breezy, that will enhance the showers or longer spells of rain through northern ireland and at times into north—west scotland and england. elsewhere we will see decent dry weather and still with the south—westerly flow it won't be bad in terms of the feel of things although we have lost the humidity. 16-18d in although we have lost the humidity. 16—18d in the north, the highest values perhaps 22 in the north—east corner. a similar story on friday, low— pressure corner. a similar story on friday, low—pressure similarly moving eastwards, could see sharp showers
developing, largely fine and dry in the south. this weather front enhancing the risk of showers so the first day of the bank holiday weekend from northern ireland, england and wales, it looks as though for many of us there will be dry weather. some uncertainty as to whether showers will be but we could see highs of 23. this is when it sta rts see highs of 23. this is when it starts to get a little more complicated. it's because of the jet stream. there's quite a significant kink in thejet stream. there's quite a significant kink in the jet stream for saturday. and that is going to allow the area of low pressure to drift away although we need to keep an eye on the slow and whittle said. the jet strea m the slow and whittle said. the jet stream eventually will see a mini low d evelo p stream eventually will see a mini low develop down to the south. that will allow the jet stream to re—establish itself or the main source of the jet stream across the far north of the uk. then the question is whether is low and i will sit. it looks likely that into bank holiday monday the low—pressure
we re bank holiday monday the low—pressure were drift to the north of the uk and the high establish itself in the south, exactly where those cut off points are still open to question. of course that will influence the weather story. further ahead it looks as if we will continue to see plenty of showers, often breezy, and the driest of the weather is always likely to be in the south. still a lot to play for, yes, it's likely to change, i will have more details. tonight at ten: the main suspect in the barcelona terror attack is shot dead by police. 22—year—old younes abouyaaquob is the man thought to have driven the van through the crowds on las ramblas, killing 13 people. police say they found him in a village 25 miles from barcelona, wearing what turned out to be a fake suicide belt. they believe the terror cell behind the attacks was 12—strong. eight suspects are dead and four are in custody. also tonight... millions of people see the first total eclipse to sweep across america in almost a century. from oregon to north carolina in 90