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because success takes partnership, and only through discipline and trust can we create something greater than ourselves. mufg -- we build relationships that build the world. >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." i am katty kay. hillary clinton conceded she should've used the government account while she was secretary of state, and not her personal account. i dated for convenience, and now looking back i think it would've been smarter to have those two devices from the beginning. >> nuclear negotiations with iran turning into a war of words. and the single deadliest bombing raid in the history of the world
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. we look back on the american mission that left tokyo in ruins. welcome to our viewers on public television here in america and around the globe. hillary clinton wishes she had used to separate e-mail accounts during her time as u.s. secretary of state. she was responding to the controversy surrounding the news she only used a private e-mail account as america's top diplomat. in a press conference ms. clinton also said she had destroyed some 30,000 personal e-mails from that time. nick bryant has more. >> she was famed for being a blackberry wielding diplomat the secretary of state in an ever more connected world that conducted foreign affairs on her smartphone.
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hillary clinton is a trouble for setting up a private e-mail account rather than using the government system. that could've breached regulations. with her silence on the issue threatening as almost much damage as the controversy itself hillary clinton has spoken for the first time on the sidelines of a united nations event. >> looking back it would've been better to use two separate phones and e-mail accounts. i thought using one device would be simpler, obviously it has not worked out that way. >> related e-mails are in possession of the state department. personal e-mails, like those regarding her daughter's wedding, have then -- have been disregarded. >> i trust the american people to make their decisions about political and public matters. i feel i have taken unprecedented steps to provide these work-related e-mails. they will be in the public
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domain. >> few political families have survived scandal like the clintons. bill clinton left office with a record high approval rating even after his affair with monica lewinsky. for many americans this is no more scandalous than going through the express checkout at the supermarket. for others it highlights recurring character flaws. a sense of entitlement, that normal rules don't apply, and the feeling there's always something to hide. though she has yet declared candace sisi -- candidacy hillary clinton looks like a shoo-in for the democratic party nomination. this is a reminder the biggest opponent may be herself. >> ms. clinton is addressing what has become a thorny issue. u.s. relations with iran is no stranger to public disagreement.
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what is an unusual about today is that it is between americans themselves. 47 senators to be unusual step of writing an open letter to iranian leaders warning that any nuclear deal with president obama would be short-lived. the white house shot back saying the moves circumvents the constitution, and undermines the president himself. the iranians say this says the americans are not trustworthy. what impact does this have on the potential deal? >> ben rhodes, what impact do you think this could have on the negotiations with iran? >> that is not clear at this point. what we know is that this is a sensitive negotiation. any external efforts to underline the negotiation is not helpful. particularly in the final stages of seeing if we can reach an agreement.
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it is important that iran makes the difficult concessions that are necessary. if there's not an agreement world powers, including the united states, going the extra mile. we don't when i crave the optic that the united states taken action to not reach a diplomatic agreement. that can undermine our position. this letter was profoundly unhelpful at an important time. kathy: iranian leaders say the u.s. is probably not trustworthy. it creates a sense of perception that the u.s. is at least fractured, some people would say dysfunctional. >> the fact of the matter is, we are dealing with a situation where we have a congress that does not work constructively with the president on foreign or domestic policy. we have one president at a time in the united states. residents are the one that read
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our foreign policy and make agreements. that is the key principle that is ignored by congress. if you say that executive agreements are mere executive agreements that expire with presidencies that is how we put troops overseas, give our troops protection, that is how we have materials overseas. this underlines how we conduct our foreign policy every day. kathy: this is an indication of the level of opposition in congress to what you are negotiating. does it suggest it would be impossible do you think, to get any agreement ratified. if the deal isn't ratified, is it worth much? ben: absolutely, it is. it is not a treaty. in the u.s. the u.s. a treaty needs to be submitted to the senate for approval. this is an agreement. it does not need to be approved by congress to go into effect.
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congress has a role to play over the duration of the agreement and lifting sanctions, but that would be further into the future, frankly. years from now. not something this congress would have to do. we have kept our commitments including providing section relief under the interim agreement that has been successful. we applied the same principle to a comprehensive agreement, and are comfortable -- and are confident we can carry out our responsibility. kathy: prime minister benjamin netanyahu's apparent before congress is unsettling. what are you saying to your allies to reassure them that the united states is fully onboard and they have the white house possible backing? -- white house's full backing. ben: there has been opposition. we were still able to move forward and reach an agreement that has been implemented and
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successful. the fact of the matter, the president is very a lined with our partners who have joined us in speaking out against actions compromising the negotiations. prime minister -- joined president obama during the negotiations. we have been allied with our partners and i think they appreciate president obama showing courage in pursuing negotiations, because he believes it is in the interest of the united states and world communities. kathy: i want to ask you about secretary clinton's e-mails. she says she wished she had used two different e-mail accounts and two different devices. as the white house's secretary deputy security adviser, are you concerned about security implications? ben: no. i think those have been taken into account. we have classified e-mail systems. when we are discussing classified information it is on a separate e-mail system. classified documents are
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protected. what is at issue is unclassified e-mails. those need to be protected for more transparency purposes and prosperity. the fact of the matter is, it is true, when we come in to our jobs you have two devices. her personal e-mail is on one, you work e-mail on another. those are unclassified systems, i'm confident that efforts were made to protect classified documents on a classified system. kathy: america's top diplomat to europe says that he stood ukraine and crimea are living in a reign of terror. victoria nuland warned that russia is sending heavy military equipment into east ukraine despite a cease-fire. there are reports that ukrainian and rebel forces have pulled back significant weaponry, but on the front lines clashes continue. >> the soundtrack of a
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stuttering cease-fire. igor was a landscape gardener until he fought for ukraine. he is now on the frontlines near donetsk airport. this is where he lives now. the opposing forces are 300 meters away. this is the life he left behind. volunteering to fight because he believes ukraine is being dismembered by russia. igor, and all front-line fighters on both sides that is an ever present possibility. -- death is an ever present possibility. >> i knew this place before the war. look what is happening now. we don't want this to happen to hometowns. that is why we are here. >> in the base children's
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patriotic drawings. and those in their teens are well practiced in the business support. relentless fighting induces weariness. >> a week at home will sort my nerves. it is so tense here. it is difficult for my nerves. >> the soldiers here are volunteers. four civilians were offers no choices. it sweeps them up. a five minute drive from the front, old and alexander have moved five times before the cease-fire about the to come home. >> we have not have our pensions for four months. we have had no help, no humanitarian aid.
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next-door, her mother-in-law vera. 86 years old and blind. on the rebel side of the frontline, civilian struggle too. using the cease-fire to salvage belongings. watching his rebel commander, a former civil servant, for 24-year-old -- her 24-year-old son was killed fighting under her command. >> it is like the priest said. the body is gone, but the soul remains with you forever. he is always in my heart. >> in a war that sparked a much larger political confrontation between russia and the west, the fighters we met on both sides see it as a fight for their
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homes. >> why is -- why are you fighting? >> iron fighting for my convictions. my city. so people don't tell me how i should live, talk, bring up my children. i've the mother of 5 children. >> the big artillery has stopped fighting. but to the rifles and grenades still echo. the men and women on opposing sides feel there is much to fight war. bbc news. donetsk. kathy: what this means to people on both sides and scenes of war that looks timeless. three were killed when helicopters collided in argentina filming a television show. they crashed in a remote area after taking off from paris. >> it was meant to be fun.
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olympic athletes dropped in a remote location for a television show. they barely survived the day. caught on camera, the moment it went wrong. the unseen terror of those inside. no one on board survived. this was the group three days before. on board the plane that would take them to argentina. one of them the swimmer stepped off of the helicopter before takeoff to avoid overloading it. among the dead is an olympic champion swimmer, and olympic boxer, and the long-distance alar. -- long-distance sailor. this tribute from france's president. >> i'm thinking about the three champions from france that are dead. they are dead because they wanted to push boundaries explore new countries, and lead the way for others.
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>> camille was a television hero having won three medals, including gold, at the 2012 london olympics. her boyfriend shared his memories of her. >> cami was often called miss 100%. she won on most everything. she went on this trip so happy. it was her choice to be there. >> here at the television company, the search for answers is just beginning. france is sending investigators to help with the argentinian inquiry. this was a catastrophic crash, and even recovering the bodies has a proven to be slow and painful. filming for the reality survival show had only just begun. a last adventure, that for three of its sporting celebrities, became the final deadly race.
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the morning is accompanied by questions about how this routine entertainment show went so badly wrong. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. >> a terrible crash, and a terrible waste. and well a project makes a historic find. and a london burial ground revealing its past. the bbc has suspended one of its most high-profile television presenters. jeremy clarkson halloween -- with the producer of top gear. he had been on a warning over a row whether he had used a racist word last year. >> he is one of tvs best-known presenters. his irreverent style attracting millions of viewers in the u.k. and around the world.
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today, the long-standing top gear host was suspended. the bbc confirmed the news in a statement saying, following the argument with the bbc producer jeremy clarkson is suspended pending an investigation. top gear will not be broadcast this sunday. top gear and the bbc have had a difficult past. the show's popularity is how quickly it comes to the lines of acceptability. its controversial nature is the reason it attracts huge audiences. this is now about jeremy clarkson and the top gear production team. he is already a controversial figure to the bbc. in july of last year the broadcasting regulator broke regulations when jeremy clarkson used a racial slur. >> ordinarily, i don't respond to newspaper allegations, but on this occasion i feel i must make
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an exception. >> it was after he apologized because mumbling and offensive verse in a nursery rhyme. he was on his final warning from the bbc. a word on how final that warning will prove to be as it will be a huge step losing one of the presenters on one of bbc's most popular shows. bbc news. kathy: it is hard to imagine anything more destructive than the nuclear attack on hiroshima and nagasaki during the second world war. the deadliest night of bombing in history was the united states bombing of tokyo 73 years ago. thousands of tons of incendiaries were dropped on the japanese capital. they killed more than 100,000 people.
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rupert hayes takes it back. rupert: march 9 19 45. on the pacific island more than 300 b-29 bombers are heading northwest. >> the b-29s. they are going toward japan. >> after midnight they reached their target. thousands of feet low 8-year-old nihe ran for life. >> we are running from the planes carrying babies on their backs. and other children running beside them. i saw the babies on their backs catching fire. the mothers were going insane. soon, parents and other children were also covered in flames. everyone was burning. >> in this tiny private museum one of the m 69 bombers with
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specially designed to set japan's wooden hyacinths alight. -- wooden houses alight. >> i looked down where i had been lying. at least 10 people had been lying on top of me. all of them were dead. charred and blackened. i was saved by the people who died. rupert: at the back of this little-known shrine, hidden from public view, i saw the urns of the dead. it is very strange to walk among the ashes of 105,000 people. it was the single deadliest night of bombing in history. yet most japanese people don't even know that these urns are here. around the world the bombing has
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been all but forgotten, even in japan it is barely commemorated. >> 10-year-old kisake matko was also running. she arrived at this bridge at dawn. >> when i got to this bridge, it was blocked by a huge pile of burned and blackened bodies. so many i could not cross the bridge. i just stood there, frozen. the water was covered with bodies too. rupert: the firestorm killed her parents and her brother. she is still angry. >> maybe our government does not want to upset the americans. the bombing was indiscriminate. it killed over 100,000 people. until now, no investigation has been done. this is a strange country. rupert: curtis lemay says that
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if america had lost the war he would have tried as a war criminal for what he did to tokyo. today, 70 years on, what happened here has been all but erased from history. rupert wingfield-hayes, bbc news, in tokyo. >>kathy: the horror of the fire bombing in tokyo is so awful, even the japanese sometimes prefer not to dwell on it. the bedlam burial ground dating back four centuries and was used during several outbreaks of the plague and after the great fire in london. it was unearthed by engineers working on a railway project. >> between 1569 and 1738 20,000 londoners were buried here. >> the cemetery is unique. it was the very first extra parochial grounds. a public burial ground outside of the confines of the church.
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>> archaeologist j carver has been working on the cross well project for nine years. it was always assumed that digging and tunneling would reveal secrets, but not on this scale. dublin may mean chaos or confusion today. originally it was a nickname for bethlehem hospital for the mentally ill that is situated nearby. very few residents of bedlam were buried here. during the 16th and 17th centuries they were such turbulent times that disease was rife, and death commonplace. other characters could not cope with the number of bodies and they were buried here. you are a bone specialist? what information are you gleaning from this? >> the age and sex of the individual. the stature. this is possibly female. and the fusion of the bone. we know it is an adult.
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>> plague victims, records also show a huge variety of people buried here. members of oliver cromwell's new model army, an adviser to the duke of buckingham, and someone very special. >> my six times great-grandfather is buried here. his name is james hubbard. my body i commit to the earth to be decently buried and bedlam churchyard. >> lives and deaths long forgotten. revealed once more. tim moffitt, bbc news. kathy: a burial ground dating back 400 years in the heart of london, telling us so much about britain's capital's past. that brings the program to a close. you can find more about today's
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program on our website. and also on twitter. i am@kathykaybbc. thank you for watching. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> 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've believed in nurturing banking relationships for centuries, because strong
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- we can't bring them with us. - can we have them? - sure. - hands off our chairs! - they said we can have them. (all screaming) - it's showtime! - what kind of mission is this? - i don't have time to explain! my is - odd squad is made possible in part by... - ...a cooperative agreement with the u.s. department of education, the corporation for public broadcasting's ready to learn grant and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. agent olive. this is my partner, agent otto. this is what i had for dinner last night. but back to otto and me. we work for an organization run by kids, that investigates anything strange, weird and especially odd. our job is to put things right again.
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(moaning) who do we work for? we work for odd squad. - i'm so glad you're here, odd squad. - what seems to be the problem? - donny and i were having a picnic and then... this happened. - (both): whoa! - odd squad, i'm so glad you're here! - i already said that, donny. - how am i supposed to know? i'm in a picnic basket! - don't make this about you! - this is not about me! - donny this! - hey! - you want us to help you fix this or not? - (both): please! - how'd you know we'd need the picnicanator gadget? - i didn't. i always carry it. stand back! - donny! finally, brother! i'm glad you're okay! thanks, odd squad! - happy to help.
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- enjoy your picnic. let's go. - they always come through, no matter what. - brilliant. - hey, what do you say we have that picnic? - let's do it, man. ha-ha! - oh no! - (both): our only sister! connie! odd squad! (boat whistle) (phone ringing in background) - so that's how we don't know which one came first the chickenator gadget or the egganator gadget. - hi olive, hi otto. just wanted to stop by and say goodbye. - goodbye? - yeah, we're being transferred to another odd squad office. - wow! i feel like i haven't seen you guys in, like, forever. - me neither. have i seen them before? - you know oda and odelis. their desk is in the hall. - oh yeah! the guys with the chairs! (angel music) - yeah. unfortunately, we can't bring them with us. - mr. o has a strict no-fancy-chair policy. - wait! can we have them? - sure.

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