tv Outside Source BBC News October 18, 2017 9:30pm-10:01pm BST
hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. china's xi jinping has been speaking to the communist party congress. he says it is time for the nation to ta ke ce ntre he says it is time for the nation to take centre stage in world affairs. stranded for days, the thousands of rohingya muslims fleeing, we report from the border with bangladesh. we look back on the 2002 moscow theatre siege and here one woman's account of the events of that night. two days after the killing of malta's most famous investigative journalist and a car bomb attack, the country's prime minister says her death is a nightmare. and every day, outside source features bbc journalists working in over 30 languages. your questions are always welcome. os is the hashtag. welcome back. we have been talking
about the rohingya crisis many times, it is still very much an ongoing emergency. amnesty international has a new report out today, it says myanmar‘s army has killed hundreds of men, women and children in a systematic campaign to expel rohingya muslims. the report calls for an arms embargo on myanmar, and for those behind the attacks to be brought to justice. rohingya muslims have been flooding into bangladesh from the ground state, now more than 580,000 refugees have arrived in bangladesh. the government says it was responding to attacks by muslim insurgents but many others including the un say the response was mostly disproportionate. here is the us secretary of state earlier today. we are extraordinarily concerned by what is happening with the ranger.
—— with the rohingya, in burma. aung san suu kyi, the leader of the civilian side of the government, this is power—sharing government has emerged in burma. we really hold the militarily edition accountable. what is happening with the area. the bbc‘s clyde murray sent this report in southern bangladesh. in the distance in myanmar, where rohingya villages have burned in recent weeks, and the people have been driven out, there's another fire. it's ethnic cleansing, says the un. and the purged are fleeing for their lives into neighbouring bangladesh. translation: in my village, many were killed. but my son had just been born. so we have only now been able to escape. as we drew closer to the border, nothing had prepared us for the full extent of the day's exodus. almost as far as the eye could see,
left and right, a tide of humanity. between 10,000 and 15,000 people had crossed the border in one night. young and old, hungry, exhausted, traumatised. and for the weak, it's a painful journey into exile with the searing heat searing the skin infection of this child beneath an unrelenting sun. as you can see, they're carrying with them whatever they could salvage from villages and homes, that they say they were burnt out by the myanmar military. look at that little baby there in a basket. and there's another one here on the other side. so many young children we are seeing here today, this has to be one of the biggest
single day influxes of refugees from across the borderjust over there in the whole of this crisis. this day—old baby has no name. in the frenzy to cross the border his mother went into labour, now his parents must find him food as well as a name. "i begged god to save us," her husband mohammed tells me, "we hadn't eaten food two days and she went into labour." "i don't know what will happen to my baby now." since august, well over 500,000 rohingya refugees have crossed into bangladesh. experienced humanitarian workers says they have seen nothing like it. i've seen a lot of these crises around the world, and i really wasn't quite prepared for the degree of suffering, and despair. and yet, these people are very resilient, they have not lost hope. they still think that they can make a life again in their home country, and it simply doubles our resolve to go back and find more resources for them
until we can bring them home. for the bangladeshis, the mass influx of so many refugees is difficult to control. after a delay, these rohingya muslims should begin moving to an established refugee camp in the coming days. the border remains open, but for those still wanting to escape myanmar, the fear is that soon the gates could shut. tens of thousands are already massing on the frontier, ready to make their dash for survival. 15 years ago, chechen rebels took hundreds of people hostage in a theatre in moscow for more than two days. one of those hostages spoke to the bbc‘s witness team about their ordeal. 700 people including many children
are being held hostage in a theatre, gunmen armed with explosives raided the building in the capital, moscow... translation: on the 23rd of october, we went to see a musical in the evening. the three of us. me, my daughter and sandy, my fiance. the second part of the show started with a song. after the song, we have some sort of noise. we saw a man in military camouflage go up onto the stage. to draw attention to himself, he fired a gun. then i looked around to the left, andi then i looked around to the left, and i saw that there was a crowd of
people in military uniform, walking along the aisle. people reacted very differently. some were hysterical. some people seemed to turn to stone in shock. some people took it calmly. the gunmen want russia to stop a war that's been raging for years, thousands of people have been killed in the conflict, and the gunmen had given the government a week to re move given the government a week to remove its orders from its homeland... the two sides are struggling for who gains control of chechnya, which is in the south of russia. the rebels want chechnya... translation: the group captioned the theatre and seized 1000 people with great ease. —— captured the theatre. i don't think they have a plan of
what to do with us after that. only after the rebel leader ‘s announcement did i realise that we we re announcement did i realise that we were really being taken hostage. i did not want to believe this. sandy was the quickest to understand that. and sasha, she was a child, 13 years of age. she reacted as though she was ina of age. she reacted as though she was in a film. there was no real fear. the last time i looked at my watch, it was just after the last time i looked at my watch, it wasjust after 3pm. the last time i looked at my watch, it was just after 3pm. i had this feeling, a little bit longer and we will be free. sasha and sandy were holding hands. ithought, i need to fall asleep quicker, so the morning comes sooner.
icame to i came to in the hospital, i did not see the storming of the theatre or gas. my sleep gradually turned into a coma. withinjust one hour, hundreds of the hostages were being carried out, free at last after their two—day ordeal... many were unconscious, russian special forces had pumped gas into the building to disable the chechen rebels. but it also affected the hostages. on the 27th of october, i heard on the radio that sasha died. on the 28th of october, representatives of the us embassy told me that sandy died. don't forget there is a lot more on
that story, as well as many others, on the bbc website. the us secretary of state has taken a swipe at china, saying during its rise as a global power, it has undermined international law. at the same time, he's been calling for greater military and economic ties between the us and india. he made the comments after a speech at the centre for strategic and international studies in washington, here is a little of what rex tillerson have to say. while rising alongside india, china has done so less responsibly. at times, undermining international rules and borders. even countries like india operate within a framework that protects other nations sovereignty. china's provocative actions in the
south china sea directly challenge the international law and norms that the international law and norms that the us and india both stand for. the us seeks constructive relations with china, but we will not shrink from china's challenges to rules and order. when china subverts this entry of neighbouring countries, it disadvantages the us and friends. rex tillerson‘s remarks, is an interesting time, as we mentioned earlier. every five years, the chinese communist party congress starts, it started today. trump and his senior aides are preparing for a 12 day trip to fight asian nations including china. let's go to our correspondent in washington. interesting timing. what will this mean for us china relations? very interesting timing, i would agree. we asked the state department here whether this was aimed at the communist party congress, and a
senior official said no, it's not related at all to congress. mr tillerson is about to head off on a trip to south asia, mr trump has an announced a new asia policy but that was about afghanistan as well as the wider region, he wants to lay out his vision for how a relationship would develop with india over the next century. he said it would be an important strategic relationship based on shared values. there was a clear regional element that brought in china, as you heard. the subtitle to the speech was, a foundation for a free and open indo pacific. mr tillerson said india could be an important anchor of this free and open indo pacific, he also specifically criticise china for provocative actions in the south china sea. it was a signal to the chinese that the americans were willing to build regional alliances to counter china's power where they felt it should be counted. he did not go into specifics of course, but the senior official said we will not shrink from or ignored these
subversion of china of the rules —based international order. subversion of china of the rules -based international order. lots of warm overtures towards india, did he have much to say about pakistan? very, very little. it was a long speech, one paragraph of pakistan. he said in that, the us has an important relationship, it is an important relationship, it is an important partner, but most of that time he spent talking about how the pakistani is needed to do more dying decisively against militants on their territory, which threaten the region. that's really the line, the senior official here said we have common interests, common enemies, we work together to free those hostages, the coleman family, but will you are having serious conversations about a partnership that revolve around this issue pakistan taking strong action against militants, he insisted that tilt towards india did not come &'s expense. i have to say, pakistani officials will have a hard time believing that after this speech. they have also suggested if this is very strong and pakistan may end up
tilting towards china. malta 's most famous investigative journalist, 53 rob daphne: one was killed when her bomb —— a bomber struck a car on monday. she was known for being critical of those in power, and this evening the malton power minister is making a statement about her death. shocked, flabbergasted. she was a very harsh critic of mine, maybe the ever had. for the past 20 years or so ever had. for the past 20 years or so since i was a journalist myself. she actually wants sued me, because ofa she actually wants sued me, because of a book i wrote. but i could not get myself to understand this had happened. not only to her that this had happened to our country. so it was a state of shock, disbelief, it
was a state of shock, disbelief, it was a state of shock, disbelief, it was a nightmare, it is a nightmare. but there are calls forjoseph muscat to resign. there are comments that he demonised daphne, we were told about the bombing and her work bya told about the bombing and her work by a colleague. it was a terrible shock for the whole island. particularly for her family and friends, who do i hold responsible for her death? one needs to look at the last three years of her life, her writings. one can quickly understand that the main target of her writing has been the political class, particularly the prime minister, and a few close associates of his, his chief of staff and one of his, his chief of staff and one of his, his chief of staff and one of his ministers. the police commissioner, the attorney general, and the underworld. daphne is right,
she consistently pointed to a mix and a mingling of these people together. so you see, the prime minister associating with people who you should not be associating with. you see the prime minister having very close ties with the government of azerbaijan. one of her most astounding stories and revelations was the fact that there was a link between the panama papers and her allegation that this was the property of the wife of the prime minister, paid for by the prime minister, paid for by the prime minister himself. you had an interest? in assassinating daphne caruana galizia. as you've just been hearing, there has been well shot across malta. people have been in the streets to protest at the bombing. daniel sandford is on the
island. we have been watching this morning as 20 or so specialist scene of crime officers have been poring over the hillside over there wearing specialist forensic suits. they are working both in the fields and on the road which daphne caruana galizia was driving down when her car exploded. she had just left home when the car bomb detonated inside the vehicle. her body was thrown out of the vehicle and the car ended up in one of the fields over there. this is a very, very important scene of crime. this is where one of malta's most well—known investigative journalists was killed on monday afternoon. daphne caruana galizia was a thorn in the side for many people in the maltese political establishment. she criticised the prime minister, the prime minister's wife. the attorney general. she criticised the police. her concern was that politics in malta was becoming corrupted by money from overseas, by the arrival of the online gambling industry. by organised crime. and she wrote about it.
and of course the great worry is that somebody that she was investigating decided that she had to be killed, that her investigations had to come to an end. and her family and friends are concerned that the people who are investigating her death are the very police that she criticised, overseen by the very same politicians that she criticised. so this has become a very delicate investigation on a mediterranean island which is in a deep state of shock. there has been another resignation in hollywood as the fallout surrounding harvey weinstein continues. the head of amazon studios, its film and tv studio has stepped down after being accused of harassing a producer. roy price also faced claims that he did nothing after an actress told him she'd been sexually assaulted by mr feinstein. our entertainment correspondent reports. roy price has resigned after being
accused of repeatedly harassing a tv producer years ago. it's been reported that british actress anna friel has also alleged he made u nwa nted friel has also alleged he made unwanted advances towards her. lastly, hollywood actress rose mcgowan says she told price that she had been raped by harvey weinstein, and that price ignored her. game of their own star lee mehedi is the latest actress to accuse wineskin. she says she was left in tears after winds dean attempted to invited to his hotel room —— lena heady. a screenwriter who want that one feinstein‘s companies for close to a decade since his behaviour was well—known. on social media, scott rosenberg said... harvey weinstein, unequivocally
denies any allegations of nonconsensual sex. the hollywood community is now calling for significant change. i feel empowered that we actually can do something about it. now feels amazing. legal actions need to be put in place to protect people on film sets, and we just need to make a community of support where people feel like they can go and find support and find help. a social media requests from actress alyssa milano to respond "me too" if people have been sexually assaulted or harassed has led to an outpouring from hundreds of thousands, ranging from celebrities to members of the public. the multiple allegations against harvey
weinstein have been investigated in america and the uk. the fa has apologised to two england women footballers, eni alu ko apologised to two england women footballers, eni aluko andrew spence, an discriminatory remarks from mark sampson. a parliamentary hearing has been hearing evidence on how the fa handle the affair. eni aluko told the bbc she felt vindicated. my overwhelming feeling is relief. it has been a long process , is relief. it has been a long process, getting to this point. i see it in my statement, i'm not the architect or engineer of any of the circumstances. i've been put in this situation. i was always honest and truthful about those comments, and about comments i have raised. and about comments i have raised. and about the culture of the team on the mark sampson. i feel vindicated about the culture of the team on the mark sampson. ifeel vindicated in that honesty, and that truth. i am a human being, i feel that honesty, and that truth. i am a human being, ifeel relieved,
because it suggests that it was kind of all worth it, to go through that trouble, to now have that vindicated. mark sampson was sacked last month on an unrelated matter, an independent barrister today ruled that sampson made inappropriate, ill judged attempts at humour on two occasions, but that he was not a racist. there certainly were systemic failings, historically, which contributed to today's mess. i am not here to tell you this is the fa's finest hour. what i am telling is that... i'm a straight shooter. right. the issue for me, is, is our current chief executive and his management team making it a lot better than it used to be? my firm understanding is yes. that was greg clark, the chairman. the bbc‘s sport correspondent has been following this story for us, here is his analysis.
if the fa thought that humiliating apology to eni aluko would put them on the front foot, there was sadly mistaken of this devastating testimony from former england striker. what began as a dispute between a player and national coach has become a scandal that has threatened to engulf the entire am that some of the most powerful figures in the game under serious pressure. the fa must consider that whereas in the past some of the crises have revolved around a feeling england team on the sacking of national managers, the relationship to the professional game, this was all about their commitment to safeguarding, whistle—blowing and once again to their fitness to govern. it's highly unlikely this sorry saga will end after today's hearing. let's go back to where we started. our top story, the 19th party congress in china. understandably, dominating the headlines. it is only happening every five years. for example, let sure you one pictured being shared widely on twitter. it shows provincial tv stations broadcasting president xi's speech,
all except one. that shows a cartoon about a shark! but all the others, wall—to—wall coverage of that three in the half—hour address. this is the front page of china people daily. live commentary and news stories about that speech. state media have also released this special rap video on the occasion, ta ke special rap video on the occasion, take a look... well, if you were wondering, he is describing how the government has dealt with some of the problems young people face, smoke, corruption and housing prices. these are our concerns, he sings, at the beginning of the video. that's all we have time for, thanks for watching. thankfully, no extra games to
concern us thankfully, no extra games to concern us in the long—range forecast at the moment but we do have an airof forecast at the moment but we do have an air of tropical origin which could have an impact for some into the weekend. to the northern caribbean and bermuda, this every cloud which produced some very heavy rain is to be picked up by thejet strea m rain is to be picked up by thejet stream and develop rapidly as we go through thursday. through thursday into friday, a period of rapid likely genus is on which the pressure at the centre drops quite rapidly. it becomes a beast of the storm, the worst of that storm out in the atlantic. could still have an impact for us, as i will show you. let's get back to the here and now. the main area of concern that thursday is northern ireland, outbreaks of rain on already wet ground, particularly later, heavy bursts, maybe minorflooding. away from that, some rain pushing into central southern england, towards the midlands. either side of the rain, dry and wet weather. brighter conditions east scotland, western england and wales compare with yesterday. the same in east anglia.
we finished that it will rain on the far west. this is the area of low pressure developing other works towards us. some strong winds on the southern flank. as we finished the day, into the evening, could see gales developed around the south—west and the bridges. andrew the english channel overnight. outbreaks of rain pushing away northlands will stop lighter winds the further north you are. keeps temperatures up, like google will see starting thursday, around 11 to 13 degrees through the morning for the commuters. into friday, but area pushing. lots of cloud, misty and murky, patches of rain. but if anything friday is brightening up. sunny spells breaking through the many. still a fair amount of cloud, most especially warm. but after a windy night, things will be a lot calmer. the calm before the storm, you could say, is that big autumn storm battles in the start of the weekend. gales and the worst of the winds expected across the south.
that low pressure ratio due starts to fill in, isobars a bit less numerous towards the weekend. still significant across the south where we could see winds gusting at 60 maybe even 70 miles an hour. heavy rain across the west, starts bright and east but eventually that rain will push three. wet and windy weather before the end of the day. that low pressure pushes east slowly and starts to become less dominant as we go through into sunday. still as we go through into sunday. still a blustery day, the strongest winds in northern ireland and wales and towards central and southern england. outbreaks of rain clear off, brightening up, but many will still see showers and with the going north—westerly, it will feel cooler. a cool night will follow, i quickly hoppedin a cool night will follow, i quickly hopped in the hills —— hot on the heels, outbreaks of rain and drizzle mainly in the west. heaviest in the west to begin with. some mild air across the south. buyers of pressure
to the north and west. that takes us into tuesday. rain across the south, low— pressure into tuesday. rain across the south, low—pressure dominant north west, the jet stream starts to do this big meandering pattern to the week, we ta ke meandering pattern to the week, we take that rain northwards, clearing, then get up to a bit of a north—west, so be split when northern and western areas are a lwa ys northern and western areas are always closer to an area of low pressure. the chance of low pressure. the chance of low pressure. the chance of low pressure. thejohn pressure. the chance of low pressure. the john simpson pressure. the chance of low pressure. thejohn simpson wet and windy weather. through next week, more likely things will turn drier towards the south and east. winds coming from the south, it may turn a warm as well. tonight at 10: the desperate plight of thousands of rohingya refugees stranded near the border with bangladesh. they're fleeing violence in myanmar, and they're part of the world's fastest—growing humanitarian crisis. so many young children we're seeing here today. this has to be one of the biggest single day influxes of refugees from across the border, just over there, in the whole of this crisis. in the past seven weeks, more than 500,000 rohingya have left their homes. we will have the latest.
also tonight... nhs hospital targets for cancer care, a&e treatment and planned operations are being routinely missed across the uk. there'll be no more charges to call the universal credit helpline, after strong criticism from mps and campaigners. the football association apologises to two female players,