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we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news america." >> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. the world gets its first glimpse of the royal baby. that duchess of cambridge and her husband leave the hospital and acknowledged the crowd. >> we still have to work out a name. we need a proper chance to catch up. >> it is a day full of pomp and circumstance. the baby's arrival is celebrated in britain and around the globe. plus, in other news, al qaeda claims it carried out a
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-- in a racka rack that sent more than 500 inmates on the run. more can 500at set inmates on the run. our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. it was the moment the world was waiting for. today, the doors of st. mary's hospital in london opened and out stepped feed you can duchess of cambridge carrying their newborn prince. the cameras were all waiting to catch a shot. shortly after, the family headed home to kensington palace. tonight, we have coverage of all the days events. we begin at buckingham palace. >> welcome to buckingham palace where the crowds are dwindling now another day of great the easel announcing
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the royal birth has been taken down and people are just so thrilled to have had a glimpse of the new prince, albeit briefly. seeing the royal couple coming down the steps of st. mary's hospital with the tiny bundle that is so much the focus of the worlds's attention in their arms. the duke and duchess of cambridge have taken their new baby home to kensington palace. the duchess said it was a special time for any parent. our royal correspondent reports. >> on the very spot where he was first shown to the world by his mother and father 31 years ago, william brought his wife, kathryn, and their first born -- with noy with one
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name at the moment, who one day will be king. here he is, sleeping soundly. this image has been seen by people in many different parts of the world, held tight by his mother and oblivious to the curiosity. kate handed her son to william, perfectly done. one future king cradling another and the world's media was watching. there were microphones waiting with the inevitable questions. the expressions of the couple said it all. as william put it last night, they could not be happier, and that is how they seemed. >> he is a big boy. he is quite heavy. we are still working on a name. wewill have that as soon as can. it is the first time we have seen him, really, so we have to have a proper chance to catch up.
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>> any parent knows what this feeling is like. the baby's. whom did he resemble? >> hurt, thankfully. >> no, no, no. hair, who had more, william or his son? >> he has way more than me, thankfully. >> william and catherine took their son back inside the hospital, briefly, but already those first images were being set up for tomorrow's front pages. let's take a first look at the photograph. there was not much visible, a head, a few fingers. the couple reemerged with a baby in a car seat. william placed him in one of the
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royal vehicles. this was not the moment to get it wrong. there was some fiddling with straps, and then william was satisfied. he took the wheel, and with catherine in the back seat alongside the baby, they left for kensington for what they hope will be a time of privacy. but this is a future king, and there are certain protocols to be observed. and so at westminster abbey this morning, there was a special peal of bells. tower of london, the birth was marked by the firing of canons. another salute was fired in green park by buckingham palace for the royal force artillery. within the palace forecourt, changing the guard had a specially changed program of
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music. congratulations. a familiar tune marking a widespread sentiment. whoserth of a baby, destiny will be to take forward an ancient monarchy toward the 22nd century. news@st. mary's hospital. >> that monarchy has been in the global spotlight. taking a look at the global media gathered here and the number of tourists who have come to take a look at tucking them palace and get some of the atmosphere. their -- buckingham palace and get some of the atmosphere. there are lines around the block . people were queuing and queuing just to have a photo of the piece of wood and piece of paper announcing the royal birth. the global spotlight is so focused on the royal family. many people insist the birth of the new future king will boost
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the popularity of the royal family which, according to opinion polls, is already high the queen's diamond jubilee and two years ago, the royal wedding. if you can get a sense from the people here in london, the throng of crowds from all over the world, that would seem very true. mark easton reports. >> bells ring out in cornwall for an infant destined to be king. the navy spells out its congratulations. -- >> congratulations on the birth of your baby boy. buckingham palace, well- wishers get their first glimpse of the tiny prints. >> they look so happy. they are a perfect apple. couple.ct
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going to make wonderful parents. >> after the royal wedding, the jubilee and the 60th anniversary of the, the new baby caps on extraordinary time for the royal a defenseppered with that of marked the of the royal family. have with events that -- with events that have marked the reign of the royal family. this mother was concentrating on more important matters when the new prince was born. a recent poll suggests just 17% are concerned with
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the monarchy. there is bafflement. >> it is just too much. >> however, a leading brand agency estimates the house of windsor brand is now worth 53 billion pounds. so, what price a new prince? each year, the monarchy contributes 5.1 billion pounds to the uk economy. much of that is tourism. this year, the royal baby is likely to generate 500 million pounds. at kate's home today, it was a book- it was not a pocket calculation of the new prince at the local primary or at the
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local pub. it was a sense of being present at a moment in history. mark easton, bbc news. palace, a buckingham couple of miles across town at kensington palace, new parents are beginning their first night at home with their new baby, their first night out of hospital with the new baby. they have to grapple with things that all new parents have to grapple with, sleep deprivation, nappy changing. we heard them say that william has already changed his first nappy. we are not sure how much help they will get. there is a royal tradition of having nannies. but this very modern couple seems determined to be very hands-on and do most of that themselves. we have already seen william grappling with the car seat and taking charge, showing he is going to be a hands-on dad.
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it is going to be very interesting to watch how these , in ordinary circumstances but extraordinary circumstances at the same time, our managing life. and how will the new, as yet ?nnamed baby's life turn out >> they managed to be both regal and relatable. >> everybody you speak to seems to feel a real affinity with william and kate. however they have managed media and public relations up to this point, they have connected with a lot of people. i asked one person from a parenting magazine, do your readers really feel they have something common with this royal new family and she said yes, they do. everybody is fascinated to hear how kate is getting on, because this somehow does make them very accessible. in this age of 24-hour media,
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twitter, facebook, which they are managing, by most accounts, do seeml indeed, they very accessible. by exiting the hospital and chatting about their experience in an informal manner, they have given the media and the public a bit of what they so much wanted, some detail about their life. now, perhaps that will mean they get left in peace for a while to come to terms with their new parents,, being new which of course is such a life- changing experience. they do seem relatable, while at the same time being in such an abnormal situation, this huge media frenzy. >> to today's other news. hasaeda in iraq says it dashbehind a jailbreak in
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of two prisons. for more, i spoke with brian catena's, a senior fellow at the center for american progress. i just looked at these incredibly audacious raids that have been claimed by al qaeda. tell us about the state of a rock. iraq.is very -- very fragile, tenuous. what we have seen in the last two years is a doubling of al qaeda in iraq attacks. and it issafe connected to the political situation as well. the secretary and violence is part of the equation as well. >> why has that violence gotten so much worse? >> in part, there has not been a political accommodation between the divided factions within iraq. malik he has not really brought in the sunni factions that are part of the political landscape
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but have not been part of the political ownership. this has been the situation for almost a decade. >> do you think it is worse because of the conflict in syria? >> i think so, yes. there is a very live conflict in syria and not much border control between syria and iraq. you worry that the people who escaped from the prisons in baghdad could go across the border and join the conflict in syria. america, then question is was the american sacrifice worthwhile? >> for most americans, iraqis in the rearview mirror. people do not talk about it. i do not discuss it. they consider it a net negative for u.s. national security interest. we lost so many lives. in my view, it was one of the biggest mistakes we have ever made.
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unfortunately, when you look at the situation today, it is not getting any better. >> what way forward do you see from here? >> ultimately, the iraqis themselves have to control their destiny and they need to learn that they have to actually deal with the whole society, to can -- to include all of them there. the u.s. is still there. we have one of the largest embassies in the world there. we have military cooperation. like many parts of the middle east, people are in control of their own destiny and are going to have to write their own history. >> thank you for joining us. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come tonight, the world's sugar rush. some news might not be so sweet. in china, rescue teams are continuing their search for survivors after an earthquake struck on monday morning. at least 94 people are known to have died and more than 600 were
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injured by the tremor. hospitals have set up aid stations in parking lots to take in the large numbers needing treatment. almost 2000 homes have been completely destroyed and many more have been left damaged. from shanghai, john sutley has this report on the impact. china's state run television has been showing pictures of soldiers digging through landslides to reach the homes buried underneath. the epicenter of the quake was just 10 kilometers below the ground, with the shaking at the surface rated very strong by the u.s. geological survey. than 5000 houses have been counted as completely collapsed, with many thousands more being severely damaged. a large relief effort is , but the area is
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surrounded by hilly farmland, and some areas have been hard to reach. the key problem is the damaged roads which of blocked the ambulances, this first aid team leader says. we have already run out of medicine for cleaning wounds. as is often the case in china's poor and earthquake prone western region, shoddy construction standards are likely to have significantly increased the number of dead. a magnitude 6.6 earthquake in neighboring chest one province killed 200 people--szechuan province killed 200 people earlier this year. having rains are expected later this week. bbc news, shanghai. planks in just over a week, the people of's -- >> in just over a week, the
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people of zimbabwe will elect a new president. president mcgaughey -- mcgaughey mugavi is part of an ancient line. quick still determined to hold onto his job, president robert mcgaughey is still on the campaign trail in zimbabwe, asking for one more thing. he can still pull a crowd. it is five years since the last election here descended into chaos. his opponents were beaten and terrorized, a political stalemate followed. the tensions remain, as we discovered earlier this year in the capital. supporters are still quake. in many ways, zimbabwe is a
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different place now. it's economy is no longer in freefall. political violence is rare. >> there is peace and tolerance, nonviolence and that is thanks to the president. they cannot use the violence excuse anymore. >> look at all those new satellite dishes. local state television remains president's party. there is a hunger for a different perspective. has justte channel begun broadcasting from a broad, to challenge the president's crop again that. >> -- propaganda. >> it is shocking. people should be allowed to have access to any media they want. >> but time is short. early voting has already begun for next week's election. much of the state remains under the president's control.
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fears they will rig the election are growing. the biggest worry is that urban voters considered most likely to oppose the president may have been deliberately left off the voting rolls. western observers are not being allowed in. it is up to zimbabwe's neighbors to try to police the election. the president is already crying foul. but his popularity has also been damaged by revelations about his personal life. former lovers appearing here in political advertisements to discredit him. and so, as zimbabwe hurtles , thed another election loser seems unlikely to accept defeat. >> now to sugar, which has
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captivated stomachs and minds since ancient times. americans eat more than 22 teaspoons of sugar per day. that is 77 pounds of added sugar per year. it is blamed for high rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. cohen wrote this month cover story in national geographic called sugar, why we can't resist it. i spoke to him a short time ago. what happened millions ago -- millions of years ago to start the sugar epidemic? >> some smart guy took a bite of sugar cane and discovered it was the most awesome thing he had ever eaten. the sugarcane basically started to migrate from you get a into india, eventually into persia -- india,w guinea into eventually into persia, to the edge of europe, into europe, and
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then it started out as a spice for the royal family one sick out into the middle classes -- royal family. once it got to the middle class, basically, the rest is the history of the western hemisphere. we are the worst in certain categories, high for describing -- high fructose corn syrup. as far as modern, industrialized nations, we have nothing to be ashamed of as far as sugar consumption. >> except we do consume on average 22 teaspoons a day. what does that consumption due to us? >> in soft drinks, it goes into your letter -- liver. glucose and fructose go right into your liver and it overwhelms your liver. the amount we have it delivered
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and becomes fatty. syndromers metabolic which results in obesity, type two diabetes, high blood pressure and all of these effects we are seeing. >> seven percent of americans now have type two diabetes. why can stop consuming sugar tha? >> it is addictive. he gives you a high that results in a crash. back is toy to get eat more sugar. it affects the same levels of the brain as cocaine and heroine. it really is an addictive narcotic. >> you went to a school that tried to give up sugar. how is that working out? >> it is hard. statistically the fattest county in the fattest state in the fattest modern
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nation in the world, and it is almost like all this sugar in bodies toy is selling the young people there. they are getting people to the fruit, eat vegetables. but for a lot of people, they just have what is close to them in convenience stores. in that stuff, there is a lot of sugar that they don't even know they are eating. that is the problem is apparent. you think you are buying the right stuff. you are buying the wrong stuff. there is been a movement to get that out of our diet. a lot of that has been replaced by sugar. if you are eating yogurt with fruit, you are eating as much sugar as there is in a can of coke. >> a quick reminder of our tops worry, the duke and duchess of cambridge gave the world the first glimpse of the new prince of gingrich. -- new family is headed
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prince of cambridge. the new family is headed home to kensington. we still do not have the baby's name, but when we do, you can be sure to find it on the bbc website. thanks for watching and please do tune in tomorrow. >> make sense of international news -- at bbc.com/news. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide capital for key strategic decisions.
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