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welcome to outside source. president trump has been setting out his new national security strategy. he has been expanding on his policy of america first, naming china and russia as competitors that want to challenge america's influence. we a cce pt challenge america's influence. we accept that vigorous military economic political contest are now playing out all around the world. a major train crash on the us west coast. several people have died and dozens injured after the train to railed onto a busy road below. even seen the pictures, it's pretty worth it, at this point nobody in the vehicles have been injured. cyril ramaphosa is now the head of the eoc, putting him on course for presidency in south africa. —— the
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anc. welcome. donald trump has delivered his first national security strategy. the document is an outline of the white‘s main security concerns. it took an america first down. mrtrump, a number of faces, china and russia featured. —— of the white house's main security concerns. we a cce pt we accept that vigorous military and political contest and role—playing at around the world. we face rogue regimes that threaten the us and our allies. we face temperature organisations, transnational criminal networks and others that
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spread violence and evil around the globe. —— terrorist organisations. we also face rival paris, russia and china, that seek to... pakistan was said to be needed to be stronger in the fight against terrorism. we have made clear to pakistan last week decided as i partnership we must see decisive action against terrorist groups operating on their territory. we make massive payments every year to pakistan. they have to help. let's go to bbc correspondent that has been watching this in washington. overall, what can we ta ke washington. overall, what can we take away from this message?m washington. overall, what can we take away from this message? it got very much in his campaign promises and emphasis, economic growth, for the first time economic security features strongly in the national
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security strategy. he says that he needs a strong economy in order to project power and influence around the world. equally, homeland security featured more strongly than it usually does in this document. he talked about border controls, tougher immigration policies. all of which were part of this campaign. he used his america first campaign platform to talk about the security threats to the us. it was not myst i ca lly threats to the us. it was not mystically focused on. it is not a retreat from the us on the world stage. —— a domestically focused. he talked much about competition. more talked much about competition. more talk about competition and cooperation, which has been the language in some of the previous national security strategies. the us is not retreating. it is the fact that he said they will win. they will be approaching their
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relationships internationally in a more muscular way. we had a fair amount about russia and china. some of these words in great contrast to the cordial exchange is a scene with him until it was. —— exchanges we've seen with him and their leaders. he didn't say that much about russia and china, who forgives them as rival paris that sort —— he refers to them as rival powers that seek to challenge america. he talks about china's global economic ambitions in the document, some of its practices which it says are under wrong and that these will be confronted, or that these will be confronted, or that these will be confronted, or that the aim is for the penetration to confront them. which is a told thatis to confront them. which is a told that is more confrontational than that is more confrontational than that which he has had with president xi since he became president. —— the aim is forthe xi since he became president. —— the aim is for the white house to confront them. the document talks
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about its practices that it is trying to undermine governments in europe, that and style drawing domestic political situations. the document does not talk about the tampering with elections here. that isa tampering with elections here. that is a point where it didn't quite go and mrtrump, in his is a point where it didn't quite go and mr trump, in his comments, didn't go that. he said that president putin and he had had a nice tag last week about intelligence sharing. —— a nice chat la st intelligence sharing. —— a nice chat last week. you also have president trump, never fully accepting that the russians have interfered in the election and wanting a good relationship with president putin. in the back with that strategy later in the programme. he started his speech mentioning the train crash that has happened in the us state of washington. it involved and amtrak
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train on its inaugural run to portland. the givers on a bridge over the highway i—5 at the height of usher. some disturbing images of how dramatic that rushworth. several characters have gone to the road below. the train's locomotive is com pletely below. the train's locomotive is completely upright on the road and there are other characters which have completely overturned. it smashed into several vehicles, including a lorry. mangled wreckage, officials say there are multiple fatalities and 77 people taken to hospital. he we have somebody from the sheriff department. 7:40am the train derailed, multiple agencies responding. when we got to the scene it was obvious that the worst fidelity is —— that there were some
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fatalities. some people had got off the train. multiple cars and trucks we re the train. multiple cars and trucks were struck the train cars that had gone off the track. the people vehicles, even though when you see the pictures are terrific, at this point nobody in any vehicle is fatal. the vehicles are on the train. as faras fatal. the vehicles are on the train. as far as the numbers, they are working on that. the fraternities are on the train. here is president trump on the crash.“ we begin by expressing heartfelt prayers to the victims of the train development in washington state. we are monitoring the situation closely. it is all the more reason why we must start immediately fix the infrastructure of the us. we have a correspondent in los angeles. what is the latest that we know about the casualties figures? the authorities are not releasing precise figures. we know that in
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number of people have been injured and that there had been fatalities. some report earlier suggested that six people had lost their lives. in fa ct, six people had lost their lives. in fact, the authorities, for the time being, are not confirming figures. one reason might be that the focus is still very much on the scene and those characters that we have seen all over the place. but five of those carriages are so precarious they are having to be shored up of they are having to be shored up of the board. they are going just over the board. they are going just over the overpass. it has been very difficult to gain access to get inside. this leaves open the possibility of people still being inside, injured or perhaps people that have lost their lives. it is a difficult situation, difficulty for the authorities to record. as the investigation just gets underway. —— to work on as the investigation gets
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underway. this was the inaugural trip ona underway. this was the inaugural trip on a new section of track. that's right. bradley. starting today. supposedly faster than previous brits. —— brand—new and starting today. there have been tested and trial runs to check that everything was ok recently. there was criticism and concern that perhaps speed might be a issue. the necessarily speed in exactly the circumstances. the concerns were more" of rail crossings in the area. —— were more about real rail crossings. speech will be something that will be looked at, the possibility of human error. —— speed will be something. it has been confirmed by the transport department that there is a system of sensors that is enforced in this area and many others. on the track
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that fully information to sensors on the train, that can potentially slow a train down if perhaps it's approaching a curve in the track at too high a speech or if there is a potential of the collision between two trains. this section of track is equipped with the censors but we are told they were not switched on at the time. —— with the sensors. they we re the time. —— with the sensors. they were scheduled to be switched on mixture. south africa's willing national congress has selected cyril ramaphosa as its new leader, making him the front runner to succeed jacob zuma. he is a hugely wealthy businessmen and four million —— former union leader. there was a close of one race with his nearest rival. conrad is received... 2261 voters
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conrad is received... 2261 voters conrad cyril ramaphosa received 24110 votes. cheering we declare... conrad cyril ramaphosa as the new president of the african national congress. let's look at why this is subject significant election. africa's leaderjacob zuma stand down and, after elections are not 2019 —— elections in 2910 he will step down as president. cyril ramaphosa is the favourite to succeed him. this was the first time that people of every race the first time that people of every ra ce we re the first time that people of every race were allowed lot of odd, but the country is still at a crossroads. jacob zuma's presidency
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has been mired in allegations of corruption and there is a suggestion that the south african people might turn its back on the anc. i'm smiling because equity announcement that you made. the noise in that room, the cheering and dancing and singing went on for a good ten or 15 minutes. there was a very touching moment afterwards when zuma came up on stage and hope with you, she was congratulating the top six leaders of the anc. it has been a very long wait and as you mentioned this is a race that has poured the anc upright and they will want to unite now. cyril ramaphosa has a lot of healing to do in his party. how difficult
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will the task be? so much of this campaign was anti—corruption. there are so many zuma loyalists that didn't fold them. —— that didn't fold back for him. if you look at the make—up of the top six, three people that were potentially end zuma's camp. three people, including cyril ramaphosa himself, supporting him. some people say this will make it hard for him to do the work he was to do. i do people say that this isa was to do. i do people say that this is a real unity ticket and it will make it easier. —— either people say. the real work that the pnc has to do is convincing ordinary south africans that they still have their interests at heart. —— that the zumaanc have to do. stay with us, still to come... the un raises the possibility that the leaders of myanmar could be charged with war crimes over the
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sheep and of —— over the treatment of muslims. the speaker of the house of commons have described threats against mps because of their political views as a kind of fascism. he was speaking following criticism of some politicians by newspapers and individuals on social media after last week's brexit vote, which the government lost. the may agreed that... threats and intimidation have no place in our politics. the truth of it is... and andy truth of that is, mr speaker, its division and infighting in her own cabinet and their reliance on the dup that makes them week. there can never be a place for these threats of violence and intimidation
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against some members that we have seenin against some members that we have seen in recent days. politics must be better than that. outside source. our top story. ina our top story. in a speech setting out his national security policy, president trump says that the us faces a new era of competition with china and russia seeking to challenge its influence. the indian prime minister's party has held onto power in an election in two states, including a closely fought race in his home state, by every just fought race in his home state, by everyjust margin. the poll is seen as an important test of the popularity of the prime minister. we will have more in a few minutes time. protests in honduras after the
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winner of the president election has been announced. there have been accusations of vote rigging. he has given proof of fraud, he says. one of the most popular stories today. these pictures from japan. the newest panda cup. six months old and weighing roughly 12 kilos. a big moment for these. it's been almost three decades since a cub has survived this long. a billionaire has won chile's presidential election run—off, taking with a 50% of the votes. it's a shift to the right for the south american country, joining it'll —— ——joining it american country, joining it'll —— —— joining it better. let'sjust show you the scenes in the capital
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of chile when the election result result was was announced. this is his second term as president, previously serving as president from 20 train— 1a. this is what the man of the moment had to say. —— 2010-14. translation: in the selection, the candidates were not the most important thing. the most important thing we do, yourfamily, our country, the future of chile. today the voice of the candidates stopped and the voice of the people we heard loud and clear. we accept this victory, which is without a doubt a great victory, with humility and great victory, with humility and great hope. humility is all was a good companion in life, especially as president of the republic. also with hope, like faith, which
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started. whether it's a winner, there must be a loser. us the other... there must be a loser. us the other. . . and there must be a loser. us the other... and we need to respect this signal and we need to learn from this. for this reason, signal and we need to learn from this. forthis reason, honest painful day, my family and i are committed to working for the chile we believe in. go over to santiago. this was sebastian pinera's second time as president. what can we expect? we can expect a very... a presidency that is focused on the economic front. somebody that, in his background, he used to be very successful, he was a businessman, he has promised higher growth, more jobs, better situation for the middle class. this is something that many people don't like. they think it's a project that is taken by
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corporate interests. the majority of the people that voters think that the people that voters think that the economy has to be a priority. they think that quote needs to be higher. -- cease to be higher. there was a low photo product. has this affected the result question —— vote turn up? we... happened in terms of turner. 49%. it was higher than the past presidential elections. this doesn't show wide sebastian pinera one. it was a massive win, and predictable, nobody knew it would be as huge as it was. right now, a nalysts say as huge as it was. right now, analysts say they do not know what has happened and need more time to understand why the people of chile voted in such a massive way. what can we expect in the short run with this move to the political right in chile? presidents in this country,
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even though there can be left to right, they tend to be said. this is a democratic country with a very institutional tradition of state. —— they tend to be centre. people don't have radical policies. we will not be somebody that will change chile for good. then it will be a transition government. thank you very much. —— many people are saying that it will be a transition government. let's get more on president trump is that you national security strategy. he has labelled russia and china key threat to us dominance. he has been unhappy about the large trade deficit with china and has launched a probe into alleged threats of intellectual property. —— thefts of intellectual property. —— thefts of intellectual property. —— thefts of intellectual property. i'll be seen donald trump ratcheting up the pressure on china? absolutely. he is picky is clear that they want to put
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more pressure on china. —— he is making it clear that they want. the campaign slogan was america first and we now see this being forwarded again in the speech. even the fact that the economy and economic reported and dominance as being a national security issue, so we can certainly see that the trouble administration is pushing back. despite the fact that we saw a lull in this kind of relationship, there we re in this kind of relationship, there were some attempt at trying to work together. —— that the trump administration is pretty bad. we can now see that this administration once an is relationship with china in this way. how much of a departure is this from previous administration. it is a mass the bama administration that emphasised working with economic partners and cooperation. —— obama
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administration. the bush administration, they employed the word strategic competitor when it comes to china. it's seen as a sign that the us is pushing back against the economic aspirations of china. especially when it comes to economic event and any incursions on the south trinity. thank you very much. —— on the south china sea. michael one is in the side of the european commission. —— ikea is in the sites. here is the bbc‘s reporter. ikea says that it has certain things that are branded and copyrighted. its name and products. that is owned by something called into ikea. based in the netherlands. while the rest of the company, the stores have to
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pay 3% of the revenue to this company and the netherlands for the rights. these royalties are taxed cheaply in the netherlands. it has to pay interest on a loan. it looks at these two things. was this really at these two things. was this really a commercial loan? is it fair to trigger a 3% of the revenue and move it to the netherlands and pay less tax? —— is it fairto take it to the netherlands and pay less tax? —— is it fair to take 3%. ikea says that it is committed to paying taxes according to the laws for ever it operates. the ceo's secret is to try to make people go into a new niche business. your business. figure out how to get into a business that they are used to, not make people change what they
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do. the strategy in general was to get mainstream film—makers to fill movies in imax and to get exhibition trains are multi—walled build imax theatres. i will never forget stephen spielberg, we asked him to film a imax early on, and he said call him when we have 1000 theatres and we only had a couple of hundred. it was a chicken and egg problem. we figured out how to take regular films, not leading the cameras, and convert them to imax. we develop new
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equipment to fit in in regular theatres and create the michael one image. we went into their business rather than asking them to go into our business. —— and create the imax image. let's go back to the dual element in the west coast of the us. very serious indeed. 70 people in after the train left the track and went on toa the train left the track and went on to a major highway. casualty figures are not clear to a major highway. casualty figures a re not clear yet to a major highway. casualty figures are not clear yet because some of the carriages are in a precarious position so it is difficult to attend to those people. it is a serious situation in the western united states. back in a few minutes time with more. it's not unusual this time of year for the philippines to see very
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heavy rainfall. this is what we have had in the last few days. brought about by tropical storm. this has set slow—moving tropical system during the course of the weekend. it's no in the drug suspects of china sea. —— it is now in the south trinity. it is put rainfall, over a meter of april. that and field beans, double the december average injusta beans, double the december average injust a few beans, double the december average in just a few days. this struggle is weakening, moving south—west, going to give a glancing blow to serve in vietnam and bring some heavy rain. then all ice on this next system that could bring every rain in similar places. north america, winter storm moving its way into the pacific northwest. this is what we could do over north california but high pressure here. no rainfall inside. catastrophic wildfires
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continuing, nearly 300,000 acres of land by this particularfire, making it the third biggest fire in california state history. different story in the south of the us. a plume of moist warm air of gulf of mexico. this will create some intense thunderstorms. these storms are capable of producing large hail, flash flooding and potentially isolated tornadoes, unusual at this time of year. pressure of flooding in the mediterranean. this area of low pressure is moving south into north africa, heavy rain on tuesday. much colder conditions in its place. generally, cold across the north and north—west of europe. big area of high pressure building in. another hazard is coming into france, germany, the low countries, this is
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dense and problematic for, potentially causing trouble with transport. it will cause it was back on. central, southern and eastern britain of we could see some dense fog on tuesday. it could cause problems for some of the major airports here. the roads will be very hazardous during the morning. through the day, the fog will lift. the two be some sunshine, winter many black. further north and west, different story. outbreaks of rain, more cloud, temperatures ranging from 10—13. chile across the south—east, with the fork is holding on. “— south—east, with the fork is holding on. —— where the fog is holding on. welcome to outside source. president trump has been setting out his new national security strategy. he's been expanding his policy of america first, meaning china and russia as
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competitors who want to challenge america's influence. we accept that biggest military economic and political contests are now playing out around the world. a major rail crash in the us west coast, several people are dead and dozens injured after the train derailed off a bridge onto a busy road below. even when you see the pictures it is pretty horrific, nobody in any of the vehicles is fatal. the totality as are all contained to the train. cyril ramaphosa has chosen to read about the couples bling anc putting him on course to be the country's next president. and new rules by twitter cracking down on hate speech after accusations it has become a breeding ground for extreme groups. what does it mean for free—speech? welcome back. let's return to donald
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trump puig national security strategy, one of the key points to ta ke strategy, one of the key points to take away from his address wasn't what he meant, it's what he didn't say. he didn't mention climate change. that is at odds with his predecessor barack change. that is at odds with his predecessor ba rack obama change. that is at odds with his predecessor barack obama who included it in his strategy for the first time in 2015. let's remained you what he back then... joining me from our cambridge studio is sir david king, the former chief scientific adviser to the british government. thank you forjoining us. what you make of what you heard? there is very little surprising in this. once again, president trump is being self—contradictory. what he
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did say was, under his energy policy, in which he stressed coal, oil, gas, renewables and nuclear energy would all be having a role to play into the future. critically important here is when he does occasionally say climate change is a problem, we don't ever hear what he plans to do to manage this enormous existential challenge to the whole world. when he calls the paris agreement bad for the us economy, expensive and all the other criticisms, how big a part of this play in working against what was agreed in paris? the first thing is, even that speech really was contradictory because the united states president decided the contribution from the united states to the global effort. president trump himself could have changed what president obama had previously
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put forward as the united states nationally determined contribution. in answer to your question, what is critically important to understand is that i don't think there is a leader in the world who believes that president trump is being coherent on this policy. so what instead you are finding, around the whole world the leadership is saying, if the united states is tracking away from dealing with climate change, it only means that the rest of us have to do much more. i think the announcement he made about paris, it came while i was in singapore, and there the leadership in singapore, the vice president of indonesia, the all made very clear state m e nts indonesia, the all made very clear statements that this was not the way forward and it was just going to solidify what their intentions were. we've heard along the way in number of states saying they are going to
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do their own thing anyway, california springs to mind. how does that change the picture of what the united states is doing? you are quite right. the 15 states who have declared their position on climate change, they are very clear they are going to continue to act, california's position has been tightened up very significantly. so have colorado, even texas is boasting about the fact they are producing more than half of their electricity from wind power. you do have not only states but also private sector companies all reasserting their commitment to action on climate change. sir david king, thank you for your time, former chief scientific adviser to the british governmentjoining us from cambridge. twitter has brought in new anti—abuse rules which it says will reduce the amount of abusive behaviour and hateful conduct on the network. they started
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shutting down accounts that violate the rules today. britain cup's first was among them. —— britain first. donald trump retweeted its deputy leader. the american nazi party was also taking down on twitter, as were several other groups that twitter says glorifies or condones violence. if you are wondering what those pages look like now, this is the pages look like now, this is the page of the leader of the british first group. she also lost her personal account, this is important to permit the new policy doesn't apply to military or government entities. twitter would not say if it regarded president trump and his tweets a government entity. it is not clear if his account even could be deleted. for more on what these rule changes might mean, let's stop to our technology correspondent rory kevinjones. how clear id criteria here? i don't think they are clear.
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what's happened over the last year, twitter which used to make a virtue of the fact it was the free—speech platform and you could state literally anything, it is past it comes to terms with the reality. there has been a lot of anger over the kind of views being spread, the hate being spread by twitter. it has tightened up. it has brought in new rules, it's not been very clear exactly about why it has blocked any accounts. but it is saying that organisations which are basically dedicated to hate speech groups will come under the spotlight. the blocking of the britain the first accou nts blocking of the britain the first accounts in particular has meant president trump's notorious retweet has disappeared. we are having a few problems with your line, we are going to persevere. the general
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reaction to this, there will be some who say this is censorship and they're not going to like this. there was a push back last year when twitter first started taking action against some what were known as all right activists. twitter has held firm. it has come under more pressure lately. i suppose since the events in cha rlottesville pressure lately. i suppose since the events in charlottesville and the rise of the far right around the world. it has come under pressure to do more. it is put out this new statement today. there will be a warning sign. the are gradually upping, they will be pushed back for conservatives... we are going to leave it there, thank you very much.
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our technology correspondent ironically both times we have tried to doctor him the line has not been clear. we will give you more on that on our website. there have been protests in the austrian capital after the far right freedom party was sworn into the country's new coalition government. several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the presidential palace with its winning in it took place, it is the only far right party to get into power in the european union. austria now it has europe's youngest leader, 31—year—old of the conservative people's party. he has brought in a far right party to govern with him. the freedom party which was founded by former nazis in the 1950s has beenin by former nazis in the 1950s has been in government before. back in 2000 when it entered power, there was an outcry, notjust here in austria but throughout europe. it is all very different today. several thousand people marched through
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today in protest at the far right in government. some held up placards saying maxes out. he has promised his government will be a pro—eu one. other european leaders have said they are looking forward to co—operating with austria, but the german leader said they would watch to see how austria's eu policies developed. the freedom party have come away with a number of plum positions, very key posts in this government. it has the interior ministry, the defence ministry and the foreign ministry. you can get more stories on the bbc website, full coverage on everything we are covering an outside source, including that unfolding situation of the train derailment in washington state. first, the united nations called the rohingya victims
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of textbook ethnic cleansing. they could face charges of genocide. 650,000 rohingya muslims fled into bangladesh since a military crackdown in august after attacks by rohingya militants. human rights watch says it has evidence that the crackdown continued after the army said the violence had ceased, take a look at the satellite images, this is between the 6th of november, until the 2nd of december. the bbc has spoke to victims who have witnessed the violence. translation: older women were stamped on and the military grab them by the hair and slaughtered them. because i saw that, i am drawing this. does it amount to charges of genocide? what
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will that mean for military and political leaders? here is the un's human rights chief speaking exclusively to the bbc. what we said is on the basis of what we can say we feel that you cannot rule it out. the question of intention of going back to the genocide, it is very ha rd back to the genocide, it is very hard to establish because the threshold is high, that's why we continue to say that the court has to do this. but it wouldn't surprise me in the future if the court were to make such a finding on the basis of what we've seen. because of the systematic nature... because of the organisation which has gone into this. given the scale of the military operation, clearly these would—be decisions taken at a high enough level. but high enough level he is talking about there is me and my‘s the fact leader aung san suu kyiand my‘s the fact leader aung san suu kyi and whether she entered government knew what was going on. kyi and whether she entered government knew what was going onlj spoke to her on the phone and i
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appealed to her to bring these military operations to an end. to my great regret, it didn't seem to happen. you literally said to her, there are appalling atrocities being committed in your country, please do something about it? and her response was what? she said, this is awful, we want to look at it. a couple of days after that, we began to question the methodology we had chosen, they began to chose the right question whether facts were correct. this was her government. that was a policy you think was sanctioned by her? that's what i'm supposing. this is what i assume. this comes as myanmar has been authorised to proceed with the case against two reporters who were arrested last week. this is a picture released by the ministry of information. they are accused of
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violating the country's colonial area official secrets act and have been covering the crisis in myanmar. here is the chief operating officer of reuters. we know very little. we've not been given any contact with them, we don't know where they are being held, we've had very little official information about why they are being held. we don't know what condition the either well—being. it is a terrible situation. these are two professional journalists and situation. these are two professionaljournalists and they we re professionaljournalists and they were simply doing theirjob. they should be released at once. we don't even know what they are accused of at this point. we will have a lot more on the rohingya crisis, the full documentary shows new evidence that military attacks on the rohingya population are part of a
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highly planned and organised operation. that is on bbc world news this weekend. an official report into the case of an iranian refugee who was murdered in bristol has concluded there was institutional racism on the part of the authorities who dealt with him. he was killed by a neighbour in the summer of 2013, his body was set alight. today's report by the safer bristol partnership found that the police and bristol city council repeatedly sided with those who had abused him over a period of years. while the report found evidence of collective failure, it said individuals were not intentionally racist. john kay reports. he came to britain for safety, but was brutally beaten to death and his body set on fire. this is the neighbour who killed him, lee jeans,
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fire. this is the neighbour who killed him, leejeans, serving life for murder. but this was not the first attack. today's report says time and time again at different addresses over several years, the victim alleged he had been abused and attacked by a number of different people. but this report says he was treated as a nuisance by the authorities in bristol with police and council staff often siding with his alleged abusers rather than helping him. absolutely shocking and disgusting. now his sisters have been told there was a collective failure by avon and somerset police and bristol city council which amounted to institutional racism. a phrase used nearly 20 years ago in the stephen lawrence enquiry. these are not the words we should hear in this day and age. we don't want to see or hear any more about this. we have dealt with this so many times before, it seemed that happening again is truly shocking. we are very angry as my
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sister said and it is very shocking and upsetting as a family. today's report says no individual members of staff here at bristol city council oran staff here at bristol city council or an even staff here at bristol city council oran even and staff here at bristol city council or an even and somerset police were intentionally racist themselves, but it says both organisations had an ingrained view of the victim which affected the way they treated him. and he did not get the support of the level of service that he should have received. the report says as an iranian man, he was picked at a disadvantage because the way the authorities dealt with him was discriminatory, that's why it concludes there was institutional racism. it is a word that is really used,it racism. it is a word that is really used, it is a finding that is really found, because one would hope that institutional racism is not a common problem but the family's concern is that it problem but the family's concern is thatitis problem but the family's concern is that it is much more common than is found. last year, two members of police staff were jailed for misconduct. the force apologised to
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the family then. and along with the city council has now accepted today's report in full. they say lessons have been learned. bijan's death will not be in vain, it will be the basis of this authority and many institutions around the city having a look at what they do in the way they do it. nearly five years after he was killed here, bijan's family see his voice has now finally been heard. john kay, bbc news, bristol. police in lebanon have arrested a taxi driver in connection with the murder of a 30—year—old british diplomat in beirut. the body of the victim who worked at the british embassy was found by a motorway at the began. she had been strangled and sexually assaulted. our middle east correspondent reports. she fell in love with leather nun. she had onlyjust moved your full—time but she was deeply committed to her work. helping the
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country cope with the influence of refugees from syria. there was a final night out before she returned home for christmas, a leading do it at this by here. at around midnight, she called a taxi, and labour, to ta ke she called a taxi, and labour, to take her home. she was never seen alive. she was driven out of beirut, her body was found by a highway the next day. she had been strangled and sexually assaulted. is 35 good old lebanese man is in custody. the suspect is believed to be an uber driver. here in beirut, uber‘s leasing is a safe way of getting about, particularly by women on their own. the company responded by saying it was horrified by this senseless act of violence and it is fully cooperating with the police investigation. lebanon's directive lies in its past. in these... this
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is not the first attack of its kind, but they are here. we all drink in this area, we go out on friday and saturday nights in this very neighbourhood, which is usually very, very safe. so i think we're alljust deeply saddened that one of our friends left by herself and just didn't come back. at the british embassy, staff are heartbroken. the ambassador took to social media and said, "the whole embassy is deeply shocked, it was a tragic loss." embassy staff are now providing consular assistance to the family of one of their own. becky dykes hadn't been in lebanon long, but she'd already made a big difference. her friends say that's how they want to remember her — as someone who cared, a bright star just beginning her career, and a woman who'd already helped improve the lives of the most vulnerable here in lebanon. quentin sommerville, bbc news, beirut. the poll is seen as an important
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test on the popularity of the leader in his home state. life goes on as usual behind me. results to the election have been declared. it is not the kind of win the prime minister and his party had aimed for. in the run—up to the election, winning 150 aimed for. in the run—up to the election, winning150 of the 180 seats in the state, but they are very short of that. that is despite the fact the prime minister himself had done more than 2000 valleys in
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the state. the congress party have been able to increase their tally significantly. it is important to remember they have not been in power in the state for 45 years, they have been losing election after election ever since the prime minister came to power in the centre. the error of the gandhi family has just taken over as president of the party and this will look like a shot on his arm. many were saying the verdict of this election will be almost like a verdict of the prime minister's policies. there is a lot they will have to think about as they work towards the 2019 general elections and the congress will have two strategise as to how they can build. opposition mps in uganda have tried to disrupt a crucial debate on removing age limits for the presidency. the debate got underway but not before six opposition mps we re but not before six opposition mps were suspended from the house. the
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opposition's goal is to delay proceedings. with fewer numbers in the house is one way of defeating this legislation. changing the constitution allows the president to extend his three decade stay in power. opposition mps walked out after six other colleagues were suspended. this group that has much doubt has the voice of ugandans, the voice that is saying please respect the constitution of the public of uganda, respect the views of ugandans, stop being selfish, stop this one—man rule. ugandans, stop being selfish, stop this one-man rule. but the president's supporters say his opponents are wasting their time. and if they want him out, they should do so at the ballot. why are
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they targeting him? if you say he is too old to run,... security has been stepped up here in parliament and other parts of the city to make sure there is no violence during this heated debate. the ruling party wa nts heated debate. the ruling party wants its legislation passed before christmas but the opposition will do everything it can to stop that from happening. we're going to end the programme by going back to one of the stories we brought you earlier, the stories we brought you earlier, the terrible derailment of an amtrak train in washington state in the west coast of the united states. officials are at the scene, we are hearing that 77 people have been taken to hospital. these are the carriages that have come off the rails completely on a bridge crossing a main motorway, the i—5
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highway below. it seems all the carriages from the train have come off the rails and some have ended up on the road. the problem with the number of casualties being confirmed is that so many people are in carriages that are so precariously positioned it is very difficult for rescu e rs positioned it is very difficult for rescuers and first ages to get to them. we haven't had at this stage even a confirmed number of casualties, but there are reports that fatalities, multiple fatalities, and many injured, a terrible scene there to end on. thanks for watching outside source. hello. we will take a look at the all—important hello. we will take a look at the all—importa nt weather for the christmas week a little later on. there are major changes on the way. a very quiet start the week, high pressure dominating across much of england and wales. stronger winds towards the north—west ahead of that
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weather front. it is underneath the high pressure we are seeing a lot of fog forming, it didn't really clear away in some areas, it is just becoming more widespread. central, southern and eastern parts of england will have a knock—on effect on the roads, possibly on to the airports as well. gradually, most of that fog will left as cloud rose over the top from the west. some areas, east midlands, the south—east, it will be a very slow process. a cold day here. contrast that with 14 if we get sunshine along the moray coast. much milder from scotland, northern ireland and western parts of england and wales, they will be held fog rather than low fog. it should be quite as dense. not as foggy across southern areas overnight, this band of rain moves southwards across scotland and northern ireland. ahead of it, we will find temperatures four or 5 degrees, chilly in the north of
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scotland. once that band of rain has cleared through. this weather front is very weak, it will get stuck eventually on wednesday across northern england and wales, both of that, milder conditions on wednesday, cloudy conditions to be nice if we do get sunshine in northern scotland it is because we are in colderair, northern scotland it is because we are in colder air, but only briefly. the weather front still hangs around the uk overnight and into thursday, a little bit further so that the stage are heading that way during the day on thursday, a loving my sunshine to develop across scotland, northern ireland, possibly england into the midlands and north wales. cloudy and damp across the south. that weather system gets swallowed up that weather system gets swallowed up by that weather system gets swallowed up by this building area of high pressure and into friday. weakening rain petering out, left with a lot of dry weather on friday, a lot of cloud. this time the best chance of seeing any sunshine will be across eastern areas of the uk. for many, light winds, not expecting fog problems because there will be less
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clear skies. this is how we look as we head into the weekend just before christmas day, high—pressure sitting over the new continent dominating southern parts of the uk, weather systems running to the north of scotla nd systems running to the north of scotland threatening some rain but in between we got mild winter. now, as we head the christmas week, we will find that milder west to south—westerly getting replaced by co—director that's coming down from the north—west, that will lead to an area of low pressure sitting to the west of the uk. whilst low pressure is to the west of the uk, we will draw up some winds from the side. that is a milder winter more likely to bring cloud and rain. but eventually that area of low pressure will track across the uk and as it heads towards the east of us it will draw down winds from the north. this is where it really starts to get cold. there is a small chance of seeing snow perhaps of the scottish mountains on christmas day itself.
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otherwise it will be quite windy, it is also going to be wet, rain to begin with but then as cold air arrives after christmas day we could well see sleet and snow. how soon the cold air arrives we are not sure. goodbye. tonight at ten: president trump outlines a new security strategy — focusing on economic stability — identifying those countries challenging america's wealth. the president said the world had returned to an era of competition between the great powers. and he singled out china and russia as competitors,
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