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tv   Outside Source  BBC News  October 11, 2017 9:30pm-10:01pm BST

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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. the harvey weinstein scandal is deepening. it's about one man, it's also about hollywood. mr weinstein‘s wife georgina chapman says his behaviour is ‘unforgivable‘. she is leaving him. and all the time, more and more allegations are made. when i did not want to give him a massage he offered to give me one and that didn't seem as dangerous at that point so i let him put his hands on my shoulders. 21 dead, more than 150 missing, and nearly 100,000 homes and businesses without power — the california wildfires continue to rage. i cannot see any houses standing and i have turned 360 degrees, all you will see is the occasional chimney and that's about it. it's remarkable, four days ago, three days ago, sunday afternoon and this was filled with families. this time last night we were trying to work out of catalonia had actually declared independence.
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spain's prime minister says it has five days to be clear — and threatens the imposition of direct rule. and to get in touch with us, use the hashtag 0s iam glad i am glad we were not the only ones confused by the catalan president this den yesterday because we spent yesterday trying to work out if the president had issued a declaration of independence or not. it seems an independent statement was signed but that it was suspended to allow talks with the spanish government, the government is confused as well, it has now given catalonia five days to clear this up. here is the spanish prime minister talking earlier.
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translation: ladies and gentlemen, as you know, the cabinet met this morning to request officially of catalonia if the intent to proclaim independence amongst the confusion which they have sown. we need certainty and clarification. this is the reply which will mark the event is to come. our aim is to re—establish normality and to make sure that stability is reinstalled for the coexistence of all parts of spain. as we suspected the prime minister raised the prospect of invoking article 155 of the spanish constitution, it's reasonably dense
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but the relevant passage we should focus on is this. if a self—governing community does not fill the obligations imposed upon it by the constitution or act in a way thatis by the constitution or act in a way that is seriously prejudicial to the general interest of spain the government may take all measures necessary to compel the community to meet said obligation. but that's another way, we can take away your autonomy and we can bring you under spain ‘s direct control. james reynolds is in the dread, tim wilcox in barcelona. let's first year from james on that deadline. he says by monday morning the catalan president has to tell us whether or not he's declared independence in the speech which left many confused. if it turns out he has spain will give the cata la n turns out he has spain will give the catalan president another three days in which to recant and cancel it. if not at that stage on thursday next
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week spain suggested we would invoke that article of the constitution to carrier direct drooling catalonia. in practical terms what would direct will mean? a number of things, potentially calling new elections. ruling temporarily from madrid whilst new elections are haired and it might mean more practical things, taking over the direction of the local police force and public broadcaster as well. that is james in the dread, next to tim wilcox in barcelona who was helping me clarify exactly what happened last night. when you look at what he said in parliament yesterday and i have been speaking to members of his coalition, he did declare independence but for about 35 seconds because as soon as he declared it and there was all that applause he said actually but we are going to suspended while we keep a door open for negotiation and mediation with spain. for 35 seconds
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catalonia has been an independent state seceded from the rest of spain. it's a tough call for the cata la n spain. it's a tough call for the catalan president here he is under pressure not only of course from spain but also a group of ten parliamentarians who are hardline communists and they are furious with him for not declaring independence and keeping going with the independent is lying. he is under fire from both sides and seems to have ended up upsetting both of the debate sites. donald trump's threatening the news media again. this latest example of the president not seeming to grasp the nature of a free press came after this article by nbc news. it claims the president wanted to increase the us‘ nuclear arsenal by ten fold. he responded: this of course from a man with a long track record of saying
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things that aren't true. the president went on: that's right — that's the president floating the idea of putting news networks out of business — because he doesn't like what they say. he also touched on the issue from the oval office earlier. i never discussed increasing it, i wa nted i never discussed increasing it, i wanted in perfect shape, that was fa ke wanted in perfect shape, that was fake news by nbc which gives a lot of fa ke fake news by nbc which gives a lot of fake news recently. i think somebody said i want ten times the nuclear weapons we have right now, right now we have so many nuclear weapons, i won them in perfect condition, perfect shape, that's the only thing i've discussed. general
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matters is putting out a statement saying that was fake news and it's disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write and people should look into it. times like these i need to turn to anthony zurcher, washington. you don't need a licence to run a news network? you do not, you need a licence to run a local tv station, in network affiliate, the fcc which isa in network affiliate, the fcc which is a government agency will give licenses because there is a limited spectrum but that is handled directly at local stations, does not go through networks, there is no nbc license the government could provoke. except that the network ‘s own a few local stations but it would be hard to do that, the sec is an independent agency, it's obviously an empty threat but it's still a sabre rattling. and it
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serves a definite purpose doesn't it? it does time and again he goes back to less where he lashes out at the media critics. it's one way of venting his anger at the coverage of his administration, apportioning blame but also i think he likes distracting the media this way because he takes a swipe at the media, we spend time talking about it, media people like to talk about media being treated unfairly so it's a distraction from other things. in this case saying that he could take a network of the air it's such a bad example for the rest of the world in places where the free press is not as preserved as it is in here in the uk. -- the as preserved as it is in here in the uk. —— the united states. as preserved as it is in here in the uk. —— the united stateslj as preserved as it is in here in the uk. -- the united states. i look around andi uk. -- the united states. i look around and i struggle to find others lining up with the president on the things he is demanding. no, recently as we were talking about, bob
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corker, the senator out of tennessee went after donald trump saying he was reckless particularly seeing a lot of what he treats just isn't true and that this was a much discussed privately but not publicly topic among capitol hill both democrats and republicans. i think there are some people in the white house who are happy to have donald trump tweeting about things like the nfl and celebrities and sports broadcasters because it keeps focused on something and not tweeting about north korea or his own republicans but it's a concern. thank you, those of you watching you can find more information on that story and lots of other on the bbc website. brexit is dominating the news here in the uk again. this time it's over the possibility of the uk and the eu failing to agree a deal on how this will work. the government says it has allocated £412 million to its departments for the next four
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years to prepare for brexit. and prime minister theresa may says £250 million has been provided this year to prepare for a range of brexit outcomes. but, the chancellor of the exchequer, philip hammond has said there will be no money spent or preparations made for a ‘no deal‘ scenario, that's until it looks like a strong possibility. here he is. we should look in each area at the last point at which spending and begin to ensure that we are ready for a day one no deal scenario and thatis for a day one no deal scenario and that is when we should start spending hard in taxpayer money because every pound we spend on contingent preparations for a hard
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customs border is a pound we cannot spend on the nhs, social care or education, deficit reduction. alex forsyth in westminster, it's extraordinary how we see the most powerful people in the uk government playing at the disagreements on brexit in public. yeah, downing street keen to suggest this is not a huge row about this particular issue, this money for the possibility of no deal. but there are some differences between the prime minister who is saying we will provide you with all the money you need to get on and prepare for every outcome including leaving without a deal and the chancellor saying we don't think we should be spending this money right now. what this boils down to is philip hammond drawing the referendum campaign on to the uk to stay in the eu and there are others in the cabinet to thought the uk should leave. what we are seeing is fundamentally a difference at the heart of
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government, a difference within the conservative party, and the difference across the houses of parliament actually about the approach to brexit and notjust that but also what the uk's future but on the european union should look like and all these differences are not only making theresa may's job very difficult in terms of managing the approach to brexit but they are to some degree being played out in public and that is what we are seeing today. why is it that the issue of no deal is the top issue? theresa may has been talking about ita theresa may has been talking about it a lot, she said from the beginning of the uk would rather walk away from the talks without a deal than accept a bad deal and that's been her position for a long time but we are hearing more about it and some people are saying it is because the talks at the moment in brussels are not going very well, they have reached a stalemate and are not progressing as quickly as people would have hoped. there is a time frame and everything has to be signed off so some people are
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suggesting the prime minister is talking about the prospect of no deal to try and focus minds in brussels to say we are serious about walking away unless we can get talks moving so it's a strategy to unblock these talks. 11 people are dead and moored ships like this one have been blown out of their positions during a massive storm. it swept through south africa's kwazulu—natal region. the storm forced the closure of the port of durban,
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one of the busiest in africa, which remains shut. i spoke to the bbc‘s milton nkosi. the news coming in from the coastal province of kwazulu—natal has been of death and destruction because of this record—breaking storm, there has been no hail and very strong winds which has affected the harbour and also has left at least 11 people dead. over 500 people needed shelter, homes have been damaged, huge skill huge across the province and everyone in south africa has been following the news with some degree of concern. that is what we are hearing from here in johannesburg. was it forecast? indeed, but the damage could not be forecast enough. there was another
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warning from the weather service that there would be a huge storm coming in and it warned people to stay at home if they could. we saw many ca rs stay at home if they could. we saw many cars being washed away. there are many videos going viral on social media where cars are seen in what is supposed to be national roads which have been turned into rivers. looking at these videos, the clean—up and repairs will take not weeks but possibly months. that's very true, the head of the ports, the largest port in sub—saharan africa has said this is going to ta ke africa has said this is going to take days just to understand the level of damage but also its going to ta ke level of damage but also its going to take a long time to determine the cost of the damage, hospitals roofs have been blown away and many
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schools have been left closed so a lot of authorities are trying to make sure students can write examinations because here in south africa some schools are approaching year—end examinations so they are trying to make sure people have been affected can at least set their final examinations for the year. there is quite a lot of work going on right now, people had been helped, many people i saw on the pictures we received here standing outside their homes with their belongings, wet furniture, and houses with cracks others without roots. ministers are touring the region trying to look at how much damage has been experienced particularly in the hospitals which we re particularly in the hospitals which were directly affected. an hour of the most important global
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stories. let's turn to india. a significant ruling from the indian supreme court today — it's found that sex between a man and his underage wife is rape. you can read the fulljudgment online — but the key line is "in our opinion sexual intercourse with a girl below 18 years of age is rape... regardless of whether she is married or not". that line on marital status is particularly important. here's sanjoy majumder in delhi to explain. the ruling by the supreme court has been seen as an attempt to address several contradictions in indian law which effectively protected men from having sex with their underage wives evenif having sex with their underage wives even if it was without their consent. the age of consent and marriage in india is 18 and at the moment men are allowed to have sex with their wives so long as she is over the age of 15. that can no
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longer be the case because now that can invite prosecution so long as the complaint is made within a year of the event having taken place. there is a significant "but" to this story. the group feminism in india points out: also there is the culture behind child marriage. as the supreme court points out, "there is a practice in many parts of the country where children, both girls and boys, are married off". bear in mind that more than a quarter of young indian women were married before they were 18 — that a government statistic. that means there are millions of couples who must abide by this new law. this is madhu mehra, a women's rights lawyer in delhi, on how this can possibly be enforced. a lot of these girls are compelled or choose barely manage only because of their socio— economic
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circumstances, a large number are school dropouts they have no employment opportunities having dropped out earlier. when you look at the institution of marriage, the idea of a 15—18 —year—old girl having the agency to approach a lawyer is unrealistic. here are some new and startling statistic on obesity. it's risen by ten times in the last a0 years. the number of obese boys has gone from 6 million to 7a million. the figure for girls has gone from 5 to 50 million. the rate of increase is highest in asia. in polynesia and micronesia, it's particularly high. and china has 23% of the world's obese children.
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it's a different picture in europe. in the netherlands, france and the uk where obesity rates are stabilising. these are all details published in the medicaljournal the lancet. you can see the whole thing online. and this is the lead researcher of the study. in rich countries, in the uk and the us, byfarthe in rich countries, in the uk and the us, by far the city is highest in poorfamilies, us, by far the city is highest in poor families, about twice as much in the uk. middle income countries it is also starting to emerge so both not have enough to eat and not having a healthy food to eat are becoming things associated with poverty. and the major problems that come with it. we are talking about children living with extra weight for their entire life rather than gaining weight in their 30s or 40s which is what previous generations have done. heart disease, cancer is associated with obesity will happen faster and perhaps as importantly these children face a stigma when
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they are still young, it affects education. so we are talking through not having the right nutrition and food policies, condemning them to a lifetime of poor health and perhaps poor education. going forward, what can be done to help change this situation? what we need to do is turn a beastie from something which is individual responsibility to a society responsibility and government. the propellant that cannot afford fresh fruit should not get the blame for this. we've been reporting before the alarming rise in the number of acid attacks on british streets. attacks have gone up drastically in the past few years, with a58 recorded by london police in 2016. plans to restrict the sales of corrosive substances have been announced. we'll see if that brings numbers down. in bangladesh, where acid attacks were a common occurrence, new laws have seen a dramatic fall.
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and now bangladeshi women who've survived attacks are raising awareness here in london. tulip mazumdar has met some of them at a fashion show. these women were expected to run and hide from the world after they were attacked with acid. today though, they are doing the opposite. but it has been a long and painful process for them to get to this point. i put lipstick on my lips and i changed my hairstyle. so really looking nice. naha was 15 when she rejected the advances of a teenage boy in bangladesh. then one night he came to her house and doused her in acid. after my attack i started my life off, i had to go back to my studies, but now i'm more confident and i think i cannot change my face
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but i can change my life. this is your dress, it is beautiful. sonali was just two weeks old when she was splashed with acid as she slept between her parents. that was over a dispute about land. disfiguring a girl is seen as robbing her of her most valuable asset, her beauty. bangladesh has made some progress, the government there has put restrictions on the sale of acid which has helped reduce the number of attacks to fewer than 100 every year. but countries like india, pakistan, columbia, and uganda, continue to see hundreds of cases annually. and most attacks still go unreported. the uk is also tightening controls on acid sales after a sharp rise in cases here.
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more than 400 have been reported in less than a year. these were mostly criminal gangs attacking men. with the help of actionaid uk, these women are standing up and standing proud. showing the world that they are strong and they are defiant. translation: i have come so far after such a devastating attack. we did not lose hope. we did not hide in the house. we want other women to see us and be inspired. tulip mazumdar, bbc news, london. remarkable women. thank you for watching, we will be back tomorrow with another hour of international news, we will see you then. if you've been keeping
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very wet 2a hour period across cumbria and in particular where we had the highest rainfall figures, over 200 millimetres of rain falling, so very wet indeed for this time of yearand falling, so very wet indeed for this time of year and that's led to a handful of weather warnings rather flood warnings out on the rivers, thursday looks more dry, high—pressure killing the showers and the breeze the site chile starts are many but that could be mr shallow fog which will clear showers highlands and islands strengthening towards gale force more persistent northern ireland party pleasant for most of us like winds all tied up with this deep pressure but what we call wiggles on the weather front
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enhancing the rain saturday sunday friday friends here reigned through northern ireland best of the brighter weather will be further south and warmer weather because we will find to the south of the weather front winds coming around from the south and bringing quite warm weather whilst some over the weekend will have outbreaks of rain others where we see the dry weather, the sun coming out will see some real warmth and we are talking temperatures into the low 20s, perhaps as high as 23 or 2a by the end of the weekend but not all. rain with the weather front at times and strong winds in the north and west so it looks like england and wales will see the best of the dryer and warmer weather, not as much sunshine on saturday as sunday because the weather front is lingering across northern areas, there will be brightness to the north of the weather on saturday but that disappears as it nudges its way
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north, all the time strong winds in the north and west to temper the field but we could have 22, 23. to look further afield we need to look into the atlantic, the cusp of hurricane strength which it will maintain that as it moves across cooler waters towards our shores by monday it will be down to just a storm but nonetheless it will pack a punch, look at the isobars, looks like it will be your first major storm of the autumn, the devil is in the detail and that is the uncertainty, where will the remnants of the fuel you go? looks at the moment to the west of ireland or across ireland so storm force winds and lots of heavy rain but if it comes about for the easter more parts of the uk will be affected, and if we keep dry and fine in southern and eastern areas we could see 23 or 2a on monday but the then open the doorfor see 23 or 2a on monday but the then open the door for more weather fronts on tuesday clearly concerned
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about the risk of ophelia, autumnal looking lots of keep close eye on what's happening and we will endeavour to keep you updated. tonight at ten... more cabinet divisions on brexit — this time, over emergency plans for leaving the eu without a deal. the chancellor annoyed some colleagues by saying he'll wait til the last moment before approving money, in the event of no brexit deal. at westminster, it exposed a rift among some conservatives, as they weighed up the chancellor's words and the prime minister's apparent disagreement. every pound we spend on contingent preparations for a hard customs border is a pound we can't spend on the nhs, social care or education or deficit reduction. we are preparing for every eventuality.
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we are committing money to prepare for brexit, including a no—deal scenario. we'll have more on the brexit planning and the latest evidence
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