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the last election is a topic in moscow, where it is no secret whom they want in the white house. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. have been murdered in chicago this year. bytaggering statistic field gun violence. most victims are young black men, but children, mothers, and grandparents have an caught in the crossfire. our correspondent spent time in the most violent neighborhoods. here is his report. >> we have a mail shot in the neck. shots fired. >> bring a body bag, also. of america'sis one
dirty secrets. welcome to the chicago they do not want you to see. in the city where some live in peace and prosperity, others are in poverty and payroll. >> it is crazy. i wonder why i was living in poverty and drugs. the guns, the gangs. ,eporter: he is a rapper promoter, and gang member. he is also a father. passing through certain neighborhoods, if there is a heightened alert of violence in that neighborhood, you have to hurry up and get from point a to point b. reporter: he carries a gun for protection. >> you cannot crews into a neighborhood at war with each other. nine times out of 10 they do not recognize the car you are in, and they could mistake you as a shooter from a rival gang and opened fire. fire. open
make no mistake. reporter: many in the gang are still in high school. they all have guns. >> for real. street gun laws are different. day without a shooting or murder was february 2015. some a life is for of drugs and violence has become a way to get ahead. the tragedy about chicago is how common seems like this are. in reality, gun crime in america does not have been -- does not have been. they take place in isolated places like this in inner-city america. more often than not to the victims are young, black, and
their cases are largely ignored. the violence is around western southside chicago. a week ago, 6-year-old was injured in a drive-by. some say they're forced into a life of violence. even those who do not walk that path are affected. how common is that shooting? >> every day. reporter: every day? >> every day. i'm so scared for my kids. i tell you the truth. reporter: telltale the ends early on the south side. a party on duwop's block commemorates a friend that was gunned down nearby. >> they do not like what we do or how we live. we don't like the way we live. when you are pushed into a way are forceden you into a way of life, how else can you live? hood,n though we love the
southside looking in it looks like we glorify the hood. hood.t to get out of the that is why we work so hard to show our attentional. we want to leave this place for good. this is a setting for a music video and where drug addicts get high. >> in my neighborhood they start young. that is the age frame where they die from gun violence. have to teach the kids to defend themselves. it is senseless violence at the end of the day, but what do you do in that moment? you would rather be caught with protection than without protection. >> i never seen so many guns like now, ever. fromter: he is a rapper
the west side, the most violent part of chicago. he is a member of the vice lords and has been in prison. even he is shocked. >> it is like somebody dropped off crates of guns in everybody's hood. it seems like it was designed for the hood. i think a lot of guys need to die to make it better. some of these need to get killed to get them out of the way to make it a better place. reporter: we have stood here for five minutes and i have seen 2 police cars and 1 ambulance. >> it is not safe here at all. reporter: we were told to leave the area. he and his gang sped off. happened?what just why did we have to leave so quickly? >> there is a war out. the 2 gangs have beef.
someone just got shot a couple of blocks up. 2001, moreince people have been killed here inn u.s. deaths afghanistan and iraq combined. do you worry about your kids? >> i do. i have a son that is seven and a daughter that is four. i have not taught either one how to ride a bike because the environment they live in is not safe. >> i love you. >> i love you, dada. i'm just trying to change the cycle. it is hard when you don't have halp. -- help. it is like we are put in a weird -- tion
cut real quick. end.don't it is a never ending cycle. there's no way out of this. that is why we do so many drugs. we are human. rest in peace to both of my parents. guns and with so many so little control the murders , rarely solved, and barely noticed. bbc news, chicago. to find a day where there has not then a gun shooting in chicago, you have to go to february of 2015. ask for intervie with
the chicago police, is request got no response. governmentthey say helicopters carried out a chlorine gas attacked. president assad's government has always denied using chemical weapons. reporter: civil defense volunteers were on the scene before the dust of the attack settled on the east side of aleppo, held by rebels. the syrian government controls the west side. dozens were taken to a hospital to be treated for breathing difficulties. local reports said the reason was government forces had dropped bombs containing chlorine gas. there were similar reports and pictures from east aleppo a month ago. the casualties were washed, decontaminated to get traces of
chemicals off of their bodies. aleppo, the biggest city before the war, is a key to controlling the country. rebels and government horses in aleppo have fought all summer. the syrian government has denied using chemical weapons. it was forced to give up its chemical weapons arsenal after an attack in the damascus suburbs in 2013, which it denied. there have been repeated reports of attacks using chlorine gas, which is not banned. bbc news, damascus. katty: stories from aleppo are increasingly grim. police in italy have arrested 21 people on suspicion of smuggling refugees into germany, austria, and france. the suspects charged $500 per passenger to take migrants north using a network of vehicles registered to fake companies.
the world health organization has revised guidance to those who have visited parts of the world affected by the zika virus. those who have visited your practice safe sex or assonance for six month regardless if they are trying to conceive. hurlingg pushes to nasty insults in the direction of the president of the united states, the president of the philippines seems determined to make an impression. his rude language led to the cancellation of a meeting with president obama at the summit. reporter: this is diplomacy, duterte style. he was due to make his first foreign trip as a new leader. the focus shifted to dampening the controversy that he created.
>> the president explained at the press reports that president obama would lecture him on thatjudicial killings, and led to strong comments which elicited concern. he regrets that his remarks to the press have caused much controversy. reporter: the philippine's leader has made comments before. he insulted the u.s. ambassador to his country, the pope, and now the u.s. president. he made the remarks after being asked what he would do if mr. obama raised the issue of extrajudicial killings with him. >> you must be respectful. do not just throw away questions and statements. more than 2000 people have died in raids in the philippines since mr. duterte has become president. he has been criticized for the shoot first ask later policy.
mr. obama was not bothered, not even publicly acknowledging it in his first speech. instead, he spoke of the long-term commitment to the region. president obama: the u.s. is more engaged in the asia-pacific than we have in decades. our position is stronger and we are here to stay. in good times and bad, you can count on the united states of america. tend to beummits humdrum events, but this year has a different thanks to the debut of mr. duterte. it has also been a missed opportunity for the philippines. to talktries had much about, trade, china, maritime security -- instead, mr. duterte spent the first day repairing the damage his comments created. katty: you are watching "bbc
world news america." still to come, meet the ox. the designer of sports cars put his attention to a truck that could change the lives of people around the globe. indian authorities have been accused of using the charge of sedition against intellectuals who criticized the government. the supreme court ordered a re-think. reporter: here is a quiz for you. links liking a facebook post with saying pakistan is not hell? noticizing a yoga guru, or standing when the indian national anthem is played in a cinema? the answer is, they have all led to prosecutions or sedition.
is sedition? it is a british legal concept. in india, it is enshrined in a law to tackle challenges to colonial rule. it allows for the prosecution any attempt to bring the government into hatred or contempt. the issue is that the number of beenion prosecutions has increasing rapidly. critics say the law is being used inappropriately to instill fear and scuttled to send. -- and scuttled desent. the court responded to criticism of a sedition charge slapped on the human rights organization amnesty international for organizing an event focusing on abuses in kashmir.
it said that criticism of the government does not in itself constitute sedition. that, say critics of the sedition law, is a huge boost for freedom of speech and india. it is the contest for the next american president, but it seems every day russia comes up on the campaign trail. president obama and hillary clinton voiced their concern over reports that moscow might try to interfere in the election. more on that in a moment. here is steve rosenberg with the unique take on the u.s. elections seen from russia. reporter: outside the u.s. embassy in moscow, it is a modern version of open war and peace -- of "war and peace."
she is not leo coastal eddy, she is a putin activist and is pro-trump. she has brought along her donald doves. as secretary of state, hillary lenton caused a new cold war, maria says. donald trump as president brings hope of a new world order. from the sound of things, moscow stands to benefit. mrs. clinton: wouldn't it -- mr. trump: wouldn't it be nice if we got along with russia? reporter: a president drum may recognize crimea as part of russia. >> from what i have heard, they would rather be with russia. reporter: is donald trump moscow's man? they deny it. donald trump, hillary clinton, or others, politicians
.re people in american policy any sort of domestic election. reporter: if you look back over the last 100 years of russian history, you would be hard-pressed to find a russian leader and u.s. presidential candidate that have a more similar view of the world than vladimir putin and donald trump. says nice things about russia and its leader, while hillary clinton is more hardline on moscow, it is unsurprising that polls show that more russians want him to win than her. one sings donald trump's praises louder than rush's most famous -- then russia's most famous popstar. trump for 20donald
years. he was one of the judges at miss universe contest and moscow. >> the relationship between our countries would be much that are, closer. i pray for that. specialsomething very between russia and america. i need it. two big countries. they must be friends. reporter: donald trump called him russia's michael jackson. he is hoping to call trump america's president. bbc news, moscow. katty: you could not make that up. in all seriousness, tim kaine accused donald trump of encouraging russia to commit espionage against the united states. for more on that, i was joined by the director of the kennan institute of the world rolled wilson center.
thank you for coming in. accusations, the being leveled against moscow's role in the u.s. election are serious. what do people in america think that russia is doing? are two or three dimensions. the first is what russia, according to the evidence that we have seen, actually has done. it has supported hackers, either direct employees are allies of the state, who have gone into american institutions, and in some cases government servers, and leaked that information, often to the embarrassment of those in charge. why do we have the dirty laundry that is being exposed? the second dimension might be causing trouble in the electoral process, probing for weaknesses in electronic balloting and beginning to sow doubt in the
process. the third level is something democrats have been happy to pounce on, some of the direct personal ties that may exist between individuals surrounding donald trump and the kremlin. that is part of the context that donald trump might be the kremlin's candidate. katty: let's look at the espionage part, going into e-mails and perhaps the hillary clinton's campaign e-mails. the prospect of election day it's self through balloting, ellen kullman would that be? common would that be? >> we have not seen anything like this post cold war. the relationship has not then this bad since quite deep in the cold war. since the 1970's or early 1980's. katty: do think it is possible that the russians would try to manipulate polling day on election day? >> i am doubtful the russians
would be so fully shtick think that they can and if you like things too -- so foolish to think they could manipulate things to a specific outlook. but conspiracy theories, a colleague of mine calls it the n,, we are hearing these arguments about american elections. this is all to the good if you're vladimir putin and your argument is the united states is just like us and mrs. around and people's business all the time. it is an imperialist power that tries to control weaker countries. this is sending that message. katty: thank you for coming in. he designed one of the most coveted supercars. he has designed a vehicle designed to transform life in developing countries. gordon murray came up with a truck that is cheap and easy to
build, but can cope with rough conditions. richard westcott has more. reporter: it does not look like it could tackle the worst roads on earth. on the surface, the ox could be any other truck, until you put it through its paces. >> it is a ordinary looking van with tiny wheels. two wheel drive here it is driving over what could easily be a dry riverbed and africa. really rocky. frankly, it is doing well as a 4 x 4. the man who designed it also made this. it is a supercar for the superrich. ox drivers have different. >> we study the requirements for where the vehicle would end up there. is a requirement for loading livestock.
loading livestock and their roles of fuel and water. for me, this ranks above designing expensive sports cars for a few people. , in mass help production, thousands of people. reporter: crucially, it has flatpacks. three people can build it in 12 hours with basic tools. every part is designed to be easy to fix. it can make a difference for rural farmers according to an expert in kenya. in remoter farmers areas, where it is difficult for them to transport commodities to the market. reporter: they're hoping to make 1000 or so without making a profit. richard westcott, bbc news. katty: remember the ox, changing
lives for people in africa. that brings this program to a close. find out more on our website. i am katty kay, thank you for watching. i will see you back here tomorrow. >> 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, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba. families, couples, and friends
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