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>> this is "bbc world news america." 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 can all find their escape on the island with warm, sunny days, cooling trade winds, and the
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crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at aruba.com. >> and now, "bbc world news america." kasia: this is "bbc world news america" with me, kasia madera. french authorities give details t us awarded carrot -- of a hwarted terror attack on tourist sites. turkey hits back at the european union, threatening a surge of migrants. and he is not the u.s. president yet, but already there is a film about donald trump. and it is winning international acclaim. kasia: hello, and welcome to our
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viewers on public television in america and around the globe. french president francois hollande says france has policegence services and have dismantled a terror network and prevented a large-scale attack. the paris prosecutor says 5 men arrested on the weekend were planning a terror attack in and around the french capital next week. reporter: french police said they had stopped an imminent attack planned for next thursday. 5 of those arrested have now appeared before antiterrorism judges. speaking at a police academy, the french president said a major plot had been disrupted. president hollande: only a few days ago, several individuals that were suspected of planning a large-scale terror attack were arrested by our security services. i want to congratulate our intelligence services, our
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police, and our magistrates, that allowed the dismantling of this cell and prevented us from experiencing a large-scale attack. reporter: last week the u.s. state department warned travelers of a possible attack in europe that would target christmas festivals and markets. a market on the champs elysees in paris was said to be one of a dozen targets. the gps coordinates of disneyland paris were also said to of been found on in memory stick belonging to one of those arrested. the paris prosecutor said the group had been directed by islamic militants in the middle east. >> it appeared that the stress strasbourg group and the individual arrested in marseille had received instructions to obtain weapons, by a person giving orders through the iraqi-syrian zone through encrypted applications popular among terrorists. reporter: police headquarters in
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paris was another target said to be on the hit list. according to french authorities, they possessed documents that glorified death and martyrdom. kasia: terrorism will be a key debate topic as france prepares for the next presidential election in may. the race to be the center-right candidate comes to an end this weekend. francois fillon and alain juppe are former prime ministers. and voters have to choose between fi mr.llon's stringent cuts to extending and mr. -- to public spending and mr. juppe's moderate reforms. lucy williamson reports. lucy: as racing drivers know, the starting position does not determine the race. francois fillon is an amateur driver. he last raced this track in july, and no, he didn't win. here, as in politics, there are risks in going too fast or too slow, and attacking your opponent can be fatal to either party.
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it says something about this primary contest that the testiest exchange in last night's debate was over abortion, even though neither candidate wants to change the law. mr. juppe demanded that his rival clarify his personal views. "my conscience is my business," mr. fillon said, "and the trial against me is unfair." mr. juppe has presented his opponent as a catholic conservative with appeal on the far right, calling mr. fillon's reviews on the family all but backward. a call for centrists and even left-wing voters to take part in the runoff. the truth is that both men agree on the need for spending cuts,
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longer working hours, and economic reforms. the differences there are largely a matter of degree. but they seem to be speaking to 2 different audiences in france. alain juppe has been talking about harmony, inclusiveness, and a happy national identity. his rival says the country is angry and fed up and wants radical change. the winner is expected to battle far right leader marine le pen for the presidency next year. would she prefer a rival who could pull in left-wing votes or one that might pull in some of hers? at the final rally with supporters, fillon said he had been presented over the past week as a reactionary monster. he has also been tipped as the favorite to win. if he does, there are five more months to go before presidential elections begin, and even for limb on the, that is
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a long race. kasia: let's bring you up-to-date on the other news. authorities in mexico have exhumed 32 bodies and found 97 severed heads in the southern state of guerrero. the remains were unearthed during three days of digging in a single village following an anonymous tipoff. the dead are believed to be the victims of a turf war between drug gangs. soldiers are continuing the search for more remains. edward snowden's bid to guarantee he would not be extradited to the u.s. if he visited norway has been rejected by the norwegian supreme court. the former national security agency analyst filed the suit in april, attempting to secure safe passage to norway to pick up a free speech award. he faces charges in the u.s. for leaking surveillance details. president vladimir putin has presented a russian passport to
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hollywood star steven seagal. mr. putin told the american actor that he hoped it would symbolize the normalization of relations between moscow and washington. the actor is friends with mr. putin, who he described as one of the greatest world leaders. >> ♪ here's the story of a lovely lady ♪ kasia: florence henderson, who starred in one of america's most enduring sitcoms, "the brady bunch," has died at the age of 82. she gained fame in the 1970's around the world for playing carol brady, a mother of six children. "the brady bunch" was one of the first series to introduce u.s. viewers to second marriages and . turkey's president has warned that he will throw open his country's european border to illegal migrants if the eu goes further in its plans to freeze
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membership talks. mr. erdogan called for talks on turkey and the eu to be suspended. fewer migrants have been arriving from turkey since the deal in march between turkey and the eu limiting numbers. from istanbul, our correspondent mark lowen reports. mark: it was europe's worst migration crisis since the second world war. over one million fleeing war and poverty for europe. many never made it, and the deaths mounted and fences went up. the eu was plunged into crisis. this was a fix of sorts, a deal with turkey last march to deport some back here. mainly pakistanis have been sent back so far. along with border closures in the balkans, it stemmed the flow. but now turkey's president has
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hit out at europe, threatening to undo the deal and send migrants back. president erdogan: you have said in the past, what will we do if turkey opens the borders? well, if you go any further, those border gates will be open. mark: the parliament vote was nonbinding and eu leaders are unlikely to heed it. fearful of alienating a vital ally. but there is anger in brussels over what some see as blackmail by mr. erdogan. freedom, no democracy. should the eu negotiate with countries that are not democracies anymore? my answer is no. mark: turkey hosts 3 million migrants, but many are integrated and will stay for others, the dream of europe is still there. >> if the borders are open after one month, 2 months, after winter, they will go. they will not stay here. mark: not you?
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>> no, not for me, actually. here? ou want to stay "i would like to go to england," he says, "but it would be hard. i like life in turkey. it has given us everything." there is always a lot for domestic consumption in mr. erdogan's rhetoric. his combat of tone is often not followed up by action. but he does hold a trump card with europe on the migrant deal, and even threatening to play it will send shivers to brussels and berlin. the eu needs turkey despite the bad blood. the markets have become a bargaining chip, and nervous europe waits to see if turkey 's strongman leader will unleash his fury. mark lowen, bbc news, istanbul. kasia: we have lots to come on tonight's program, including how scientists hope this machine will tackle the debris orbiting earth threatening future space missions.
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korea, police blocked roads to stop angry farmers from joining the protest against the country's president. thousands are expected in seoul on saturday to call on park guen -hye over a corruption scandal, where she is accused of being an accomplice in pressuring companies to hand over millions of dollars. reporter: these farmers are going up to the big demonstration on saturday. they have been stopped by the police, and there are incidents. they have been told you cannot proceed with banners on your vehicles. there is clearly a lot of anger here. if you look around, the police are blocking the roads. some of the farmers have put the the sacks andd put the grain on the floor. you get a sense of rising anger
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here. all the demonstrations on saturday so far have been very, very peaceful. almost like carnivals. but now farmers are involved, and farmers are known for militancy and anger. the police are just outside, told you cannot move without banners. they say, are you protecting the people -- one of the farmers said to the police, "are you protecting the people or are you protecting park geun-hye?" you get a sense of tensions rising and this whole thing coming to a climax. next week there is the possibility of president park geun-hye being impeached. in effect, the parliament saying we are going to sack you. if that happens, it would be the first time it happened to a democratic south korea and a very serious matter. this thing is coming to a political climax, and tension is difficulta very
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confrontational way. kasia: seven former british footballers have stepped forward to reveal they were sexually abused by their coach as young players. 4 police forces in england are now investigating claims about abuse in the youth system in the 1980's and 1990's. >> i've got to come forward, come forward and help everybody. reporter: chris unsworth had never told this story before. not to a single soul. today he finally told harrowing tale he tried to bury, a story of how serial pedophile coach barry bennell started raping him at the age of nine. >> i did not know what was going on, to be fair. i knew where i wanted to get and i thought this is what i have got to go through.
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>> did you know it was wrong? >> i knew it was wrong, but i just went with it. just went with it. reporter: barry bennell has been jailed three times for child sexual abuse. he described himself as a monster in court papers in 2015. but speaking to the bbc in 1991, he was a picture of professionalism. >> the kids are learning all the time. we do a lot of talking to as well as showing them skills and explaining the game to them. there is more to it than just coming here one hour a week. reporter: he is permanently suspended from football. yesterday police removed a dog and property from his house. it has been a tough week for english football since andy woodward waived his anonymity to reveal the abuse he suffered at the hands of bennell. now six other players have come abused to allege
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including an unnamed player in , today's "guardian" newspaper. he claims he was abused by a convicted pedophile coach at newcastle united. it shows the story is potentially spreading wider than just one coach, wider than one area. the obvious question now is good could football have been more? >> is it feasible that other adults at the time didn't know what was happening? >> impossible. reporter: the director of football and former manager released a statement yesterday saying "no one at the club knew of bennell's crimes until 1994, when he was arrested in america." >> i was the same as everybody. i had a dream of being a footballer. every child who has a dream, to me, should be able to try and achieve that dream without having to go through sexual abuse or being around sexual predators. reporter: for the man whose
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story started this, andy woodward, some sense of relief. >> last week i was on me own, and i was so scared. honest, victoria, i can't -- i can't thank the public enough, the media, and more portly, t -- importantly, the lads for backing me up. i'm overwhelmed. reporter: one man's heart break leading others to finally feel able to share their torment. kasia: we have a detailed section on our website regarding that story. if, like me, you ever thought i will get around to cleaning that later, imagine the job that scientists face. the quantity of space debris is at crisis point. there is so much of it floating around the earth that future missions could be under threat. our swords correspondent -- our science correspondent rebecca morelle is looking at how to give the earth orbit a spring
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cleaning. rebecca: we have been spacebound since the 1950's. for every advance we have left something behind. space junk. at the university of southampton, scientists are watching this waste. >> these are the objects we can track at the moment. rebecca: there are thought to be 22,000 bits of space rubbish bigger than 10 centimeters. smaller pieces are thought to number in the millions. >> space debris is made up of lots of things. any spacecraft can ultimately become space junk. many people say below earth orbit has exceeded the capacity it has for space junk, and we will see in the future lots of collisions. rebecca: low earth orbit is about to get even more crowded. in glasgow they are manufacturing tiny satellites. this little thing is the size we are talking about. it is 10 centimeters cubed and it is transforming the space industry. the idea is to have hundreds of
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these working together in vast constellations. some fear they could become the junk of the future. spacecraft,ld making space unusable, and they had the orbital life of 85 -- 3 to 5 years. which means at the end of mission, they are already de-orbited. there are other spacecraft out there more functional that could potentially cause a lot of damage. rebecca: next year scientists will attempt the world's first cosmic refuse correction. a spacecraft will test whether firing and can snag a satellite and see if her prune technologies are effective in space. with costs running into millions
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of euros, to take up a single piece of trash, the cleanup does not come cheap. >> if you have a $100 million satellite, you think maybe i should have done some of these missions to get rid of these pieces because it would have been cheaper to begin with. rebecca: this year british astronaut saw the damage that space junk can do. this is a chip in the window of the international space station. it was thought to have been caused by a piece of debris far smaller than a millimeter. experts say we need to rethink how we look after the environment around the earth. becominge risk space inoperable. rebecca morelle, bbc news. kasia: a short film about a quest to find a donald trump piñata for her son's birthday is winning awards and international acclaim. the first-time filmmaker came up with the idea after traveling to mexico and hearing people's anger in the lead up to the u.s. election. the resulting film is "the good mother."
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let's take a look. mother" hasgood women in film and television short film competition. the film maker joined me a short time ago. it is absolutely brilliant, isn't it? such a funny little film.
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your inspiration behind it? you were in mexico for quite some time. >> i was. i was on a ranch monday with a -- on a ranch one day with a lady from washington, d.c., and she was asking me where she could find a donald trump and piñata. i did not know what they were or anything about them but i thought it was an interesting idea. kasia: so you can get one of those things in mexico? >> they exist. children have them at their birthday parties for different characters. they are filled with sweets and take a stick and bash the piñata until they get the toys inside. the donald trump piñata has an inevitable ending. i thought it was an interesting vehicle to write a story from. kasia: you made this well before the election result, obviously. it is the feeling of resentment you are hearing when you are speaking to mexicans. >> it was very hard. i've been traveling a lot. i have been in the u.s. and in
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mexico as well. my fiancé is mexican. because i spent time in mexico, i was getting pushback from people who were not as positive as they may have been. it really inspired me to go out and write a story to shift perception about painting a better view of mexico and the people i have met and a strong portrait of women in the central character. kasia: we are watching the mother and the length she will go to to get this piñata. she goes to extreme lengths. it is a beautiful story of how the relationship between the mother and son is so close and the things she will do for him. >> i thought it was really important because i was watching, i suppose, this race between hillary and donald going forward. very much man versus woman. i was really interested in what drives women forward, and the strength behind being a mother could really push you to do many things.
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kasia: obviously, we will have to have a spoiler alert, but it is inevitable how this ends. the actors that you use, these were local actors. explain how you found them. >> i found some amazing talent. when i cast in mexico, i used a very good theater and film talent agent. we put the donald trump pinata in the testing session and invited the different actors and actresses to come in and talk about their views as a one-on-one with donald piñata. kasia: you have them in the room chatting with this piñata of donald trump and that is how you decided you would get the role? >> it was part of it. i obviously took them through scenes and ideas. but i wanted to see how they felt about the situation. kasia: absolutely brilliant to speak to you. thank you very much. congratulations. i know you're winning quite a few awards. especially given the results. thank you for sharing "the good
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mother" with us. absolutely lovely film. we have one month to go before didre christmas -- yes, i use that word. the white house has taken delivery of a christmas tree that will be the centerpiece of the festive decorations. let's take a look at this 19-foot douglas fir tree, received by first lady michelle obama. it was grown at a farm in pennsylvania. it will go up in the blue room. scores of volunteers are going to help but they have until tuesday before it is unveiled to military families. black friday got a rather new meaning in london today because of a power cut that plunged parts of the center of the capital city into darkness. it hit the famous soho district, always busy on a friday night, but more so tonight because of the black friday sales. people have been posting images
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on social media of darkened streets and the iconic piccadilly circus extinguished. luckily the lights are eventually back on. thank you very much 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, 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 can all find their escape on the
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island with warm, sunny days, cooling trade winds, and the crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at aruba.com. >> "bbc world news" was presented by kcet, los angeles.
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