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should endure the test of time, because with time comes change, and what matters in the end is that you're strong enough to support it. mufg, we build relationships that build the world. >> and now, "bbc world news." this is bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i'm jane o'brien. under attack by islamic state. people tell harrowing tales of girls being enslaved as part of official policy. >> women can be bought, sold, traded as gifts. depraved and depressing document. experiencesea widespread internet outages. in 10 years after the deadliest tsunami in history, we returned
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to indonesia where progress is mixed and memories linger. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. as the international community works to combat the islamic state. b people have already paid an incredible toll. 3500 women and children were captured when i asked slipped through northern iraq this summer. some of those escaped our describing sexual assault, forced labor, and being turned in the slaves. images contain flashing and details which some viewers may find distressing. they are haunted by what happened to them. still.appening
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an attempt to destroy them as a people. perhaps most dramatic is the fate of him and his young girls. the day the so-called islamic 18-year-oldd, the -- >> there were 20 of them with long beards and weapons. they said, you're coming. we refused. they hit us and dragged us to their cars. they took away anything we might use to kill ourselves. said you will live as muslims. they took many girls for sex. we do not know what happened to them later.
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they told us to forget the life we knew. happy and excited fighters from the islamic state, today is the slave market. it may look like some kind of , but prices are discussed in detail. it costs more for a girl with a blue eyes. she was sold to be a servant. >> they put us up for sale. many groups the fighters came to buy. whatever we did. crying, begging, they took the money. it wasn't much. 12 u.s. dollars, they said. this is your price.
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cracks some were forced to convert and mary. others were passed from man to man. and 14.ers aged 20 the older was able to protect the younger from the worst. >> there is one of 11-year-old girl. they beat her a lot. they gave her to one fighter and then another one for money. we heard that she killed herself later. they new the men were going to buy us. he came many times and we asked him to keep us together. he agreed. the otherss bad as but still, bad enough. i wish i could cut them all in the pieces. seemed stunned when women returned pregnant.
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there is shame and grief. it says a fighter can sleep with a virgin as soon as he's taken possession of her. they can sleep with a prepubescent girl if he chooses. they can be disposed of as property. >> these are the victims of slavery in the 21st century. >> north korea experienced widespread internet outages just
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days after the u.s. accused it of being behind the hack of sony pictures. as the u.n. took up allegations of human rights abuses in north korea. drills are underway against a possible cyber attack after they sold -- stole sensitive documents. >> who is in control of the control room? the hub of south korea's electricity grid in the third of its supply is nuclear. hacker's if they are not closed, they will request they call a round of destruction. this follows the hacking of sony pictures but nobody knows if the two are linked. investigators blame north korea. a year ago, south korean tv stations and banks were hacked. outrage atstreets, any suggestion of blame.
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the united states, based on an conclusive analysis, is pointing fingers at us. it is a provocation and insults. >> experts are working against a christmas deadline when hackers warn people to stay away from nuclear reactors. computer code may reveal who is behind the latest attack and how dangerous it might be. government asserts the hackers can't get into the computer systems that actually control the reactors. they also say they will conduct fake cyber attacks on the system just to make sure they can be breached. many -- the best become cyber warriors. quiet, unobtrusive, devastating.
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>> for more, i am joined by foundationf the focused on global security. the internetith outages reported in north korea. part ofh think this is the proportionate response that the u.s.'s been talking about? or will we never know? >> we don't know for sure. it could be a third-party attack or coincidental equipment failure. it could be china exerting pressure on north korea. the servers they used to conduct the attack if they did it on sony are located in china so there are uncertainties. the u.s. government was asked. they neither confirmed nor denied the attacks. it would fit a pattern of the obama administration which is to conduct corporate operations
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like the attacks on centrifuges or the drone attacks in afghanistan or other countries. yet, but i suspect eventually we will find out. >> the situation seems to be escalating. do you think it can be resolved? >> we have never been here before. this is a 21st-century security threat. and uncharted territory there are no guidelines or rules of the road or treaties governing this. they know whatks happening next, i suggest they don't know the predictive capabilities. >> they stop short saying it was an act of war. >> north korea takes the as a seriousult
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threat to the national security. it's part of how they pump up their own self-image. therefore, everything we do is justified. you don't know how north korea is going to look at this. the u.s. may intend it as a pushback or a slap but north korea may take this as an act of war or respond later at a time of their choosing. insulted byea is the fact the u.n. is taking up the issue of its human rights record. when you have a country is isolated and unpredictable as north korea, what does this type of pressure due? it helps push china away from north korea by focusing on the complete unacceptability of what north korea is doing to its own , thee in the gulags suppression of their own people. you embarrass china.
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will unlikely this debate affect north korean behavior. >> today, new york city's mayor met with relatives. over the deaths of eric garner and michael brown, the mayor made this appeal in the wake of the cop killings. the time for every new yorker to think about these families. put them first. by respecting their pain and their time of mourning.
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this is a process. , put asiderotests demonstrations. until the funerals are passed, let's focus on these families and what they have lost. a brief time ago with a 28 year veteran of the police force that then founded the investigations. there has been a lot of attention since these officers were murdered. using the police and the communities have been broken? or can it be fixed? >> these are what happened because of the police. communities come out and fight for that. these communities are poor communities and there is a lot
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of different issues besides the police and the community. i would say the majority of going to these areas and help out in different areas. it still is a higher crime area. the crime rate has really gone down. >> there were very specific triggers to spark these protests. somebody who was working the streets for 28 years, were you ever aware of things deteriorating to the extent that they now have? years ago in the 70's, they were assassinating cops at that time. you're talking about the behavior with the mayor and the police department. i have not seen that.
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fact that thee relationships between them has broken down. >> it's really the mayor and the police department. that the mayor came in as the ther and directly was police department from the beginning. officer,ormer police they think this mayor is against the police officers in new york city. it's not one event. >> he would dispute that but how do you move forward from here? >> you can see that it is a lot of tension there. d you think these killings
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have briefly changed the debate at all? this is going to bring people together. definitely. just to get back at these two ,fficers, here they were working overtime in a different precinct on overtime that they sent these four. they shouldn't have been there in the first place. the thought they were in wrong place at the wrong time. they did not like to work overtime in this is what happened. >> under a terrible tragedy. thank you for joining us. >> stilted, on tonight's program
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-- still to come on tonight , joke awkward eyes tonight at the age of 70. caulkeocker dies at the age of 70. and boosting the development of personalized drugs. the stuff we are made of, minute samples of human tissue to hold within them billions of pieces. it excited at the possibilities of patients. >> is like the introduction of these techniques.
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it is up there with the big discoveries in medicine. >> these are gathering the samples. permission to be shared. it is deeply personal. attacklapsed of a heart and doctors think they have a very rare genetic condition. they could be running and just collapse. this,hey could identify it's something we never thought we would see happen. >> the genome is a personal genetic code taken of samples from blood or tissue. healthy and tumor cells can be compared. it could lead to new targeted
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treatments. .ome have already come it's about speeding up that progress. >> to the deadliest tsunami in recorded history that struck 10 years ago. they were left completely destroyed. in,000 people were killed millions displaced. one of the hardest hit areas was the indonesian province. he's just been back to find her. >> a giant wave hitting the
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shoreline. bull dozing way through an entire city. it looks untouched. people swept away. among the desperate survivors, age 11 and entirely alone. her parents dead and her neighborhood gone. today, she is a 21 year old
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english student. she still lives in the basic house. in the months after the synonymy. >> i can sleep well. >> she is safe and healthy but money is tight. >> they were destroyed? death of a parent still weighs heavily. >> my parents raised me. because nobody cared about me.
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nobody loved me like my parents. as devastating as the synonymy was, this was my journey. >> i remember these as a wasteland. if you donated money after the it's not as if the city could ever forget what happened to it. >> one of several iconic reminders. there is a group of friends and
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big ambitions. >> i want to be a strong woman. >> in many ways, her story is the story of this whole province. rebuilding a life from scratch after the tsunami. it is not swift or perfect, but it is working. her future is no longer defined by the waves that came ashore here 10 years ago. andrew harding, indonesia. >> the singer-songwriter joe coc ker found success with his covers of the beatles.
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indied of lung cancer colorado where he has lived for the past few decades. ♪ >> his voice was as distinct as it was soulful. intense and authentic. few could sing a song as well as him. the talent made known to the world by this beatles cover covered with extraordinary passion at woodstock in 1969. and a lifelong friendship with paul mccartney had been done --
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had begun. >> i love his singing and he meant so much to the world. ofthe early 70's were a blur touring, drink, drugs, and cigarettes. to do a couple of thes a day and i could tell falsetto started to break up. >> 1982 came this duet. friends say he never let his fame or success go to his head. throughout the years, he remained the same. he was just a very talented regular joe.
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>> i know i will be humming to myself tonight. it brings today's show to a close but you can find more on our website. that's it from bbc world news america. >> make sense of international news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation, and mufg. >> they say the oldest trees bear the sweetest fruit. at mufg, we believed in nurturing banking relationships for centuries, because strong
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financial partnerships are best cultivated for the years to come, giving your company the resources and stability to thrive. mufg, we build relationships that build the world. >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet los angeles.
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