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hello, welcome back to outside source. some of the main stories: the president of spain's catalonia region ruled out a snap election. here are the reasons. .iwas here are the reasons. . i was ready to call the election for guarantees that were given but no guarantees were given to justify an election today. and turnout in some citiesed president trump has been preintellecting on america' addiction to prescription pain killers. my killers. my administration is declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. we talk about more than 3,000 files relating to the assassination ofjfk which are to be released. well, kenyan democracy is under
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intense pressure at the moment. the rerun of the presidential election happened. the polls a closed, the counting has begun but turnout is way down. in some parts of western kenya, we know that voting was postponed until saturday. the reason for that, the pictures tell a story. violence in a number of cities in kenya, this is protests in mombasa. opposition supporters who are calling for a new election as they say this one is not free or fair. and this is from one of the poorest areas of nairobi, the police used tear gas when clashed with protesters. and in the west of kenya, troops have been out on the streets. there have been live rounds of water canon ohs streets. there have been live rounds
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of water canon ons and two protesters have lost their lives. kisumu is in the west of kenya. this isa kisumu is in the west of kenya. this is a report from one of the hospitals. we have seen two patients brought in here both with gunshot wounds. this has been because of the clashes happening between the police and the demonstrators. could you tell me what happened? yes, we were just sitting down. some we re yes, we were just sitting down. some were throwing stones but the policemen were using the machine guns. they were using live guns. in total we saw four more wounded people with gunshot wounds but stable. human rights groups are asking the police to use restraint. well, victims is one reason for the low turnout but the saga of the election is another. originally held in august. we covered it at the time. the vote going for president kenyatta but the result annulled
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because of irregularities and a rerun ordered. there was talk of the rerun ordered. there was talk of the rerun being postponed but then there was a call for boycotters to support a boycott. here is mr odinga saying he wants another eelection, fresh, free and fair within 90 days. so this story may not be done yet. we also know for some voters on both sides of the political divide, this is just sides of the political divide, this isjust gone on sides of the political divide, this is just gone on too long. you hear that sentiment in this report. i was at this polling centre in august around this time. there were long queues of people. unbelievable. all around the field there were long lines. but today, they are using just half the field and in some stations, people don't even have to queue. right now there is a lot of uncertainty in the country. so
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probably people are still feeling a bit scared to come out. kenya needs to move on. kenya needs leadership. kenya needs to make a decision, to have direction. their staying away will not solve any of those. elsewhere in kenya. garissa, this is interesting. a picture shared on twitter, saying look at the pictures: no voters spotted. the election boycott is real. we say that in some cases that the reason voters didn't turn up was not because they didn't want to but they could not get in. in mombasa, here are could not get in. in mombasa, here a re protesters could not get in. in mombasa, here are protesters stopping people to get in to cast their vote. our reporter is there. . there are only a handful of voters coming in to cast their vote. this time in august, the place was crowded with hundreds of voters. it
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appears this time around many have opted to stay out of the voting process. when most of mombasa was calm, this area called bangladesh was not. these sports of odinga, did notjust stay away from the process but determined to prevent voters access to the polling stations in their back yard. they did not change the technology. they did not change the technology. they didn't clean the commission, the people named adversely should have been removed before going for the vote. the commission said that the vote. the commission said that the feud was not fair. they should meet fairand the feud was not fair. they should meet fair and square. all the while, the protesters and the police are there, ready to disperse them with tear gas as they loudly say that this is a sham. and switch from bomb bassa to kiambu
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county, close to nairobi, these pictures show long queues. this is a stronghold of president kenyatta. he urged voters to turn out —— bombassa. i asked a reporter in come and see us i asked a reporter in come and see us and bring us up—to—date. most quiz have voted but three have not. they have until saturday. well will hear the results next week. but remember where this started, we were not just looking for remember where this started, we were notjust looking for an election but for a legitimate election. it will be difficult for him to see the situation. but we must remember where this all started. we're not just looking for an election, we're looking for a legitimate election, so for the incumbent, uhuru kenyatta, it's going to be difficult for him to say he has the mandate of the people, without a legitimate election. and for raila odinga, it's going to be difficult
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to concede that he lost an election if it wasn't legitimate. so, unfortunately, even though the election has happened, we are pretty much back at square one because according to the opposition, this was not a legitimate election and that has been backed up by events of the recent days, the electoral chair, the chair of the electoral body said he couldn't actually certify that they would have a legitimate election. and all the while, there is this huge pressure on these institutions, the electoral commission yesterday had that bizarre situation with the supreme court on the being able to get two of the seven people present. it places big question marks against these institutions. absolutely. and this just a few days after one of the electoral body officials resigned and fled to new york and also one of the justices, one of the deputy chiefjustice, actually, had her bodyguard shot and injured in an incident just the day before that the electoral commission, rather, the supreme court was supposed to hear this petition about postponing this election for a while. so there are a lot of questions. there is good and bad. the good is that so far, this has been playing out within the institutions, which some would say it is a plus, is a strength of the constitution. but on the other side, we don't know how long that will last. and you will know better than me,
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kenyan democracy doesn't just matter to kenyans. it's one of the biggest democracies in the continent and its success is watched very keenly. absolutely. and you only have to look at the landmark decision that the court made in annulling this election, a first in africa, everyone was watching that. and looking at that court and saying, this is the future for africa. this is the kind of change we want to continue seeing. so it is disheartening to many africans to see just a few weeks later, that the courts have been unable to reach quorum to make another defining decision. but it is still very significant that so far, it's not in the streets. there have been clashes but nothing widespread. and still, the courts are at the centre of this very, very long, protracted battle. we are indebted to bbc africa for help in covering that story. for details on the kenyans election and all of the stories on outside source, go to the website... next on
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the programme, i want to spend time looking at the bbc‘s 100 women season. looking at the bbc‘s 100 women season. part of it to work on solutions to par tick har problems, this week, it is looking at sexism in sport. especially in brazilian sport. we have you are producer lourdes from rio. you have been with this all week, what progress have you made? we have been here for a week. we have gathered a really nice team of women. we have an olympic athlete, a football player, we have an activist, we have a coach that teaches little girls in the favelas here in brazil and all together they have been thinking about two
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concrete things, problems, one is the awareness. they say that sometimes sexism is a cultural things and it reflects in the sports. so they want to say how are we to teach people to actually think. sometimes they don't realise they are being sexist. that is one of the things that they are working on. the other is about visibility. here in brazil, 97% of the sports in tv or media are about men. there is no women there. so they are trying to think, how, what is a way to make girls see themselves playing the sports, rather than to learn from men. they also work in concrete exa m ples men. they also work in concrete examples in what to do, how to get the girls playing. we are looking into cases of little girls, they are 13 and 12 years old who want to play football but sometimes are not aloud
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do it as they are girls, and they may be better than boys, so have it very hard. they have been working hard. we are revealing the solutions on saturday. i hope that people follow us on the website. but it has been a fantastic week and rio is amazing. good to hear from you lourdes. to find out more about 100 #k7 women. put in bbc 100 women into a search engine, you will find more information. now, documents relating to the assassination ofjf kennedy are to be released. including 3,000 government documents and material that had previously been redockeded. the fact that this is happening is in part related to a 19 #1 the fact that this is happening is in part related to a 19 # 1 film starring kevin costner. you have to get into your minds how the spooks think. they are not ordinary crooks. think the unthinkable. question
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everything. i went through the looking glass here, people. white is black, and black is white. the film's relevant as it wraps up the fierce speculation around what happened to jf the fierce speculation around what happened tojf kennedy. and the us co ng ress happened tojf kennedy. and the us congress responded by promising to release the documents within 25 yea rs. release the documents within 25 years. that dead line is today. we have more. some of the documents relate to lee harvey oswald's trip to mexico, where he met cuban and russian spies. but he himself was murdered before he could stand trial. the 1992 law that ordered some fbi case files to be kept secret was intended to quell growing speculation, even now parts of the evidence will be redockeded. president kennedy has been
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assassinated. it is official now. the president is dead. more than half a century after his assassination in dallas, many americans still believe that lee harvey oswald was not acting alone. what might have been, had kennedy survived is still the subject of a national debate that will never be settled. it is unlikely that the documents will end the equally passionate obsession with his death. and now live with us from washington dc. the death ofjf kennedy still holds the american imagination? absolutely. i was down at a local museum here in washington dc this morning. they had an exhibit of photographs ofjf kennedy from his campaign, and his personal life. there were people streaming into the exhibit. young kids who obviously we re exhibit. young kids who obviously were not alive when jf exhibit. young kids who obviously
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were not alive whenjf kennedy exhibit. young kids who obviously were not alive when jf kennedy was assassinated and older people reminiscing about the idea of camelot, the ideaic presidency, cut short by an assassin's bullet. in many ways, the assassination ofjf kennedy was the grim awakening of the united states, the first major event broadcast on television, with cronkite tearing up as he announced thatjf kennedy had been killed and then lee harvey oswald shot on tv a few days later. so the first major television media moment that captivated an entire nation and 50 yea rs captivated an entire nation and 50 years after still has reverberations here in an american spirit and culture. and lots of conspiracy theories about howjf kennedy died. and without giving too much away, i'm assuming that the 3,000 documents will not resolve them all speak at once? that is the consensus. they
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will not be on point asses far as dealing with the details of the assassination and i'm hearing that the documents will not be released today, hate to burst your bubble, they are under review. are you serious? we have a whole story planned on this, what are you doing?! i know, i know! the memo about the details about what may or may not be held has not yet arrived. so maybe a few documents released today but they are trying to get the paperwork done so maybe tomorrow or next week, before we see the documents. so the conspiracy theorists will have a field day. but, let's talk about this, as donald trump has had his own conspiracy theories around the subject. he suggested that the father of senator ted cruz may have had some involvement. what was he doing with lee harvey
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oswald shortly before the death? the shooting it is horrible. crazy. donald trump alleges that my dad was involved in assassinating jfk. now, let's be clear, this is nuts. that cuts to it. in many ways it was. yes, absolutely. that was one of the more bizarre moments in a very strange republican presidential primary. that took place during the indiana primary, the run—up to the end of the ted cruz campaign. he was not at all happy with that. ted cruz is very protect i have of his father and did not like the fact that donald trump has been making aspersions about it. and now ted cruz jokes about aspersions about it. and now ted cruzjokes about his father being pa rt cruzjokes about his father being part of the kennedy assassination. a very strange moment. when they are released, in what form
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can we access them? there is a website that has been set up where you can download hundreds of thousands of pages of documents and read them yourself. that is different to back when the warring commission was looking into the assassination and all of these documents were in a government vault somewhere, you would have to check them out to access any of them. now, everything is online. the ones not reco nta cted everything is online. the ones not recontacted or held because of national security concerns, anyone with a computer and the internet access with a computer and the internet a ccess ca n with a computer and the internet access can download them and do their own citizen investigations to see if they can find something that eve ryo ne see if they can find something that everyone else has missed. assuming that they are released! thank you very much. if you were watching this time yesterday, we were talking about brazil's president and the fa ct about brazil's president and the fact he was about to face a vote that could mean he faced trial at the supreme court for corruption. well, the lower house of congress
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rejected that idea. we spoke to katie watson in sao paulo before the vote. here she is telling us why it was thrown out. he needed the support of a third of 513 deputies in the lower house. he got 251 people who voted in support of him. there are lots of reasons why. we heard when people were voting, when the law makers were voting, people against him, saying they were voting for punity, that they wanted justice for punity, that they wanted justice for the brazilian people. voting for him, that they wanted brazil to be more stable. that is a reason, that they may not agree with him but want him to stay in power until the elections to have a steady ship for the last year before the presidential elections. is that the end of the matter?m presidential elections. is that the end of the matter? it is for the investigation. the investigation into corruption will be frozen until he steps down from
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presidency but can be taken up when he isa presidency but can be taken up when he is a normal person rather than the president. but the issue of corruption right to the top has not gone away. the approval ratings it is 3%. the lowest historically since the polls began in brazil. the people on the streets, you eto them, they don't want him in power. the question is if he can get key economic reforms that he has spoken about so much and a strong point in his leadership, whether or not he can get them pushed through. the fa ct can get them pushed through. the fact he got through the vote, there we re fact he got through the vote, there were fewer people supporting him than ina were fewer people supporting him than in a previous vote in august, also to do with criminal charges. so he is losing support. now, the website of the russian opposition newspaper gazetta. it made an announcement today, it is a stark one: i will arm the newsroom. that's right, the journalists stark one: i will arm the newsroom. that's right, thejournalists to be provided with weapons training and
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given non—lethal weapons, such as guns that fire rubber bullets. in the short—term, the reasons, well, the short—term, the reasons, well, the deputy editor of a well known radio station was stabbed in the neck. now in a serious but a stable condition. in the long—term, several of the staff have died over the last few decades in what looked like contract style killings. south africans, you remember in 2006, the reporter anna porikvskiya being shot dead. i was speaking today about whether or not these were directly connected. the editor is saying that this is because of the case that happened last week, overlie days ago, and it is not just last week, overlie days ago, and it is notjust the only case. in recent years we have seen many
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other attacks on journalists and on journalists of the particular newspaper of the gazetta newspaper, and that is why he is saying that he feels that they need this, something to defend themselves. this newspaper is the oppositional one. they do tough investigations. among all of the journalistic attacks in russia, this up in is probably the most attacked. and to finish by talking about an exciting car. the bloodhound supersonic car. it had its first run out. we have this. there have been scenes of high excitement at newquay airport as the
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bloodhound supersonic car has been ona bloodhound supersonic car has been on a test drive. reaching speeds of 210 miles per hour. pretty fast. and designed to go a lot faster, £1,000 miles an hour in 2019. i am joined bya miles an hour in 2019. i am joined by a leader on the project. why carry out the so—called slow speed trials? it is a big day as it is the first day that the car has run. so it is about testing the vehicle and the integration of the ej200 jet engine. soa the integration of the ej200 jet engine. so a big day in terms of improving the car and the first step of the journey increasing the speed all the way up through the record and beyond. we are taking a closer look. the design of it, it is incredibly sleek. you don't want air to get underneath and lift this up, it must stay on the ground. but the meat of it is the jet engine. it is normally
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on an aircraft, not a car? that's right. normally it is in a typhoon with the royal air force but now on a car. the time spent on the design and build of a car to talk to this engine has been immense. the fact it is now happening and working, it has gone beyond our expectations. it is pen knollal. the acceleration is immense. the team are over the moon. 0-210 immense. the team are over the moon. 0—210 miles an hour. but there is a little missing, the rocket association, that will get the car to rocket association, that will get the carto1,000 rocket association, that will get the car to 1,000 miles an hour? that is right. the jet the car to 1,000 miles an hour? that is right. thejet engine the car to 1,000 miles an hour? that is right. the jet engine takes the carupfrom is right. the jet engine takes the car up from zero and on but it is the rocket that takes it up to speed. the rockets are hidden
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beneath. on the rear of the car, fitted here. so that is the next phase, to increase the speed and integrate the rocket to get this car up integrate the rocket to get this car up to1,000 miles integrate the rocket to get this car up to 1,000 miles an hour. thank you very much. what is amaze being this, no car reached speeds of 1,000 miles an hour before. no—one knows if it can be done. the team here are confident. they were involved with breaking the land speed record almost exactly 20 years ago in october of 1997. so, watch this space. the trials will happen in 2019 in south africa in a dried out lake bed. it will be amazing to see this thing run. just seeing it going at over 200 miles an hour today has been astonishing. it will be quite a site. that's it from us today. thanks for watching. goodbye.
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if you are to take away a phrase from this weather broadcast in the next 3.5 minutes, please remember the word changeable. no two days the same. the story for the next week or so. same. the story for the next week or so. in the last couple of days a lot of cloud from this weather front from the south—west. mild air, and grey skies for many. the cloud has times has been thick enough for a spot or two of drizzle. this illustrates the story over england and wales through thursday but not so bad in scotland and northern ireland with blue sky and sunshine. we should see a little more of that as we go through the day on friday. cloud easing from the south—west, mist lifting and a dry, sunny day. the winds to gust to gale—force in the northern isles by the end of the day. a chance of a shower over the east anglia coastline. but temperatures a degree or so down, with the sunshine, that could
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compensate a little. moving from friday to saturday, we see the winds picking up and strengthening to a westerly across the far north. that will drive in cloud and drizzle over western scotland and northern ireland. some heavy and more persistent rain into the northern isles. chillier in the area of high pressure. but the winds to strengthen and change direction as we go out of saturday into sunday to a cooler, northerly. so a strong, westerly wind, gusting to gale—force at times in the far north. driving in cloud over the west facing coast. the best of the sunshine on saturday. as a consequence, the temperatures up a degree or so in the south—east. highs likely of 16 celsius. but the winds will change toa celsius. but the winds will change to a northerly for the start of sunday. that will make it feel colder in scotland. running down through the north sea coasts with exposure, adding in the wind it will feel disappointing. not so bad in
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the south—west. the winds falling light sunday night to monday morning. we could see a frost across the country. and hopefully spells of sunshine for much of the day before the first or the next change moving in from the west. cloud and rain bringing milder air. in from the west. cloud and rain bringing milderair. a south—westerly flow but u nfortu nately south—westerly flow but unfortunately more south—westerly flow but u nfortu nately more wetter south—westerly flow but unfortunately more wetter weather to come. the weather fronts straddle across the country and influence the story as we move to tuesday. the wind direction changes again. a milder source but with bits and pieces of rain from the weather fronts, cloud on tuesday, 11 to 15 celsius, the high. this is the trend looking ahead. one day a cold northerly flow. disappointing but drier. but then the milder south—westerly winds taking over. that will bring unsettled weather with it. low pressure from the atla ntic with it. low pressure from the atlantic but milder before again, things change and we see the
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potential for the cold northerlyis to ta ke potential for the cold northerlyis to take over. so a week of contrast, some days cloudy, mild, wet, other days to have a clearer spells, night time frosts but hopefully daytime sunshine. so a real autumnal flavour. that's it. take care. declare unilateral independence.
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tonight at 22:00: the crisis deepens for catalonia, with the prospect of direct rule from madrid. chanting
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in barcelona, supporters of independence demand immediate elections but their hopes have been dashed by the catalan president. his refusal to call immediate elections disappointed and angered his supporters, who want a tougher stand against madrid. yesterday he said independence, today elections, and now will not talk, what's going on with this? and tomorrow, in the biggest development yet, the spanish senate will vote on the imposition of direct rule over catalonia. also tonight: the couple from birmingham found guilty of preparing acts of terrorism. the wife had urged the husband to kill people for her. in kenya's presidential election, violence forces the authorities to suspended voting in some areas.

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