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>> and now, bbc "world news america." tim: hello. i am tim willcox. our top stories, u.s. frustration and anger with israel. secretary of state john kerry said down his reasons. properly protect and defend israel if we allow a viable two state solution to be destroyed the -- be destroyed before our own eyes. tim: israeli prime minister said kerry's speech was biased. >> secretary kerry paid lip service to the campaign of terrorism that has been waged either palestinians against the jewish state for nearly a century. the police in germany tainted tunisian man that could be linked to the truck attack. sir bradley wiggins announces his retirement from cycling at
the age of 70. tim: u.s. secretary of state john kerry with just a few days left in office delivered a passionate speech on the u.s. middle east peace process. the central point was that the only way to achieve peace was a two state solution. he said continued israeli expansion was endangering that. that is why the obama administration allowed the u.n. security council to pass the resolution declaring israeli settlements illegal. prime minister benjamin netanyahu criticized the speech as biased against israel, focusing excessively on settlements. our correspondent reports from jerusalem.
reporter: a bitter row between outgoing and incoming u.s. presidents, this time over israel. theld trump claiming country is being treated with disrespect and telling it to be strong until january 20, when he takes office. the speech by secretary kerry angered the president-elect. theaid a chance with palestinians for peace was slipping away. ground,s on the violence, terrorism, incitement, settlement expansion, the endless expansion, they are destroying hope for peace on both sides. reporter: this follows last week's u.n. council resolution calling for a halt in an israeli settlement building on occupied land. the u.s. did not use its veto power to protect israel as it usually does.
the obama administration has three weeks left, but it is trying to make a difference in the middle east, knowing that donald trump will be more supportive of israel and its settlements and jerusalem in particular. it is possible they would like to tie his hands. the secretary of state complains that settlements -- a prominent member of the coalition was quick to give his response. connectedod speech on to reality. john kerry is leaving behind a middle east in flames, genocide in syria, iran going for nuclear weapons, throwing israel under the bus. undersigned 2u.s. rounds of peace talks in the obama years. both broke down acrimoniously. the danger is that it is too little, too late. bbc news, jerusalem. tim: benjamin netanyahu hit
-- accusinging the the obama administration to paying lip service to terrorists. netanyahu said good relations between the u.s. and israel would be restored when president-elect donald trump took office next month. >> at no doubt the alliance will lindor after profound disagreement that we have had with the obama administration, and will become even stronger in the future. now, i must express my deep disappointment with the speech today of john kerry. a speech that was almost as unbalanced as the anti-israel resolution passed in the u.n. last week. of stance of lee about peace between the israelis and palestinians, secretary kerry paid lip service to the unremitting campaign of terrorism waged by the palestinians against the jewish
state for nearly a century. oft he did was to spend most the speech blaming israel for the lack of peace. why passionately condemning a policy of enabling jews to live in thehistoric homeland eternal capital of jerusalem. tim: we have heard from the palestinian president responding to john kerry's speech. he said he was convinced peace was achievable, but only is israel stopped settlement building before talks started. the cofounder and coordinator of the palestine strategy group, said there was very little in benjamin netanyahu's response that came as a surprise. >> netanyahu's rejection of secretary kerry's speech is expected. the rejected of the u.n. council
was expected. missesnately, netanyahu all of these opportunities to advance on the cause of peace because he does not believe in it. he doesn't believe in the two state solution, he doesn't want to quit occupation, he doesn't want an independent and sovereign state of palestine, he doesn't want to listen to the advice of allies of israel, including the u.s. he wants to get you the land grab, colonization, and subjugation of a nation under a system of control taste under segregation and violations of human rights on a daily basis. tim: i spoke to our correspondent in washington and asked why john kerry was taking the steps now with just a few weeks left in office. to lay down a
marker. this is a speech he has wanted to make for some time, but the white house would not let him. it is that we understand from reports they felt it may poison the peace process and anger prime minister netanyahu rather than push israel further towards the negotiating table. from the reaction today, that seems to be what john kerry has done. it will not be john kerry's peace to broker. we know that donald trump wants peace in the middle east. tim: let's go to maryland go -- let's go to mar-a-lago where donald trump is speaking now. trump we have sprint for 5000 jobs. that is coming from all over the world, back in the united states is a nice game. 3000 jobs, that is a new company.
a terrific guy, we appreciate it. >> you to speak with president obama today? president-elect trump: i did. he phoned me, we had a nice conversation. >> did he bring up your concerns? president-elect trump: we had a general conversation. the secretary's beach spoke for itself. we had a general conversation, very nice. >> do you want the united states to leave the u.n.? president-elect trump: the u.n. has tremendous potential. it is not living up to it. when do you see the united nations solving problems? they don't. they cause problems. if it lives up to its potential it is great, if it doesn't it is a waste of time and money. tim: the economic plans, he
unveiled a short statement about job creation projects he was involved with. the questions from the reporters turned to john kerry's speech, which he said spoke for itself. when asked if he wanted to leave or abandon the u.n., he said the u.n. was not living up to its potential following the row between israel and the united states about the expansion of settlements. donald trump has not taken questions from reporters for several. he has not held a press conference. of his plans and ideas are being sent out by tweets for fac -- or facebook. a very brief statement from donald trump. say they aregroups discussing a cease-fire deal with turkey, but it is too early to tell if it is a success.
an official with the main rebel group said the sticking point was the exclusion of a rebel held area on the outskirts of damascus. this as moscow accuses rebels of firing 2 shells at its embassy in damascus. haveter: the russians announced there was an attack on its embassy in central damascus. it is a big embassy. have also heard from some residents that at least 2 rockets fell. one outside the embassy, one inside the embassy. we do not know who is to blame. the russians have said that this is going to affect any peace efforts. where russianing and turkey are preparing for a nationwide cease-fire. the announcement came from the turkish side today, but hasn't
been confirmed from the russians or the government. i thought is happening behind the scenes. basicly -- a sickly -- as a roadmap to end th conflict in syria. they're talking about meetings and catholic stand and they are inviting both governments and the opposition. it is not clear which part of the opposition will take part in the talks if they happen. there are meetings taking place in ankara between russia and different rebel groups to discuss details of the cease-fire and the potential wider plan for syria. tim: in other news, the organization for the security and cooperation in europe came under a cyber attack in november. the incident put the integrity of the computer network at risk. the systems are safe now.
they did not want to speculate on reports that russian hackers were behind the breach. police in pakistan arrested three men preparing homemade liquor mixed with aftershave, causing one of the most dangerous cases of mass alcohol poisoning. 24 died and many were taken to the hospital after drinking the mixture on christmas eve. 26 women may have been fertilized by sperm the wrong man. the university medical center is citing a procedural error between april of 2015 and november of 2016. half of the couples that had the treatment are pregnant or have already had children. they have been informed. in peru a bus fell 300 meters into a ravine in the central peruvian region. the bus was headed to a district . one person is still unaccounted
for. german prosecutors say that a 40-year-old tunisian man has the detained in connection with a truck attack in berlin. the police raided the suspect's home and workplace after his number was found on the phone of , the man who drove the truck. officials have until tomorrow to decide if they will charge him. our correspondent gave us more. reporter: he has confirmed to be a tunisian citizen, 40 years old . the authorities have said it appears he has, according to their investigation, some connection with the attacker. the question right now is whether anis amri was acting on his own or part of a network. german officials say there are a suspected, potential he dangers islamic extremists
living in germany. although the islamic state has claimed responsibility for the attack, there is no evidence that the attack was directed by i.s.. it is the question, whether i.s. is behind it and if there is a network of people that helped anis amri carry out the attack. this would not be a one-off event, this would mean other dangerous people are out there. that is why this detention is so important. the more information at your ease get, the more they can say -- the more information authorities can get, the more they can save the danger by people connected with the christmas market attack in berlin. in: migrants left germany 2016. 55 thousand people left voluntarily between january and november, almost double the number reported.
-- majority were i buy union were albanian. 5000 people from serbia, iraq, and kosovo made up of the majority based on the record influx win hundred 90,000 migrants enter germany. migrants enter germany. >> there is always the danger of being repatriated forcefully. tim: stay with us on bbc "world news america." still to come, five-time british champion sir bradley wiggins announces his retirement from cycling at the age of 36. ambitious financial and political change ever attempted has gotten underway with the introduction of the euro. >> with money that we picked up
in belgium, we've will be in france and it will be the same money. the former beatle is recovering in the hospital after being stabbed at his home. a 33-year-old man from liver full is being interviewed on suspicion of attempted murder. >> i think it was good. >> just good? >> no, fantastic. >> that's better. hello, you are watching bbc "world news america." with me, tim willcox. john kerry vents frustration
with israel over the settlement expansion, saying the only way to achieve is a two state solution. the prime minister says kerry's speech was biased against his country and he barely touched on the root of the problem. that the russian airplane crashed over the black sea on sunday, killing 92, have suffered a problem with its wing flaps. the russian defense minister recovered the second flight recorder. it came down in good weather 2 minutes after taking off from sochi. the pilot was heard talking about the wing flaps not being in the right position. earlier we heard from our correspondent in moscow. on the table, although terror activity is discounted more than the others. officially, four main working theories are the technical malfunction, substandard fuel, pilot error, and outside impact
to the engine. russian media has reported. this is nothing coming from the authority yet. the problem might have been the position of the wing flaps, and thegulate liftoff takedown of the airplane. it would appear that there were some error with the wing flaps. that byialists know itself this is not a catastrophic failure. there were instances when pilots went back to the airport and landed successfully. , perhaps, the pilot overcompensated and that sent the airplane into the sea. tim: the nigerian government said it has removed 50,000 ghost workers from its payroll this year. nigeria's anticorruption agency is investigating 11 people
involved in obtaining the salaries and pensions of thousands of nonexistent or dead employees. taking the ghost workers off the books has saved $600 million. the zika outbreak is no longer considered a global health fourgency, but the mosquito- and virus is here to stay. the who is expecting more babies to be born with brain damage because of complications caused by zika. the virus caught the world by surprise last year. they are scrambling to learn more about the mysterious and devastating disease. our health correspondent reports on what is next. of zika.gacy a generation of children whose lives will be changed by the bite of a tiny, blood thursday creature. bloodthirsty creature. a year ago we knew very little.
today we know it can cause birth defects, and the virus, though mainly transmitted through mosquitoes, can also be transmitted through sex. the outbreak has mainly been in latin america and the caribbean. it is the impact on unborn babies that is a concern. half of zika hit countries and territories reported babies being born brain-damaged or with neurological problems. the worst is brazil with 2000 cases of microcephaly, colombia .as six cases -- has 60 cases it is unclear how many mothers will have rain damaged babies. 1%, 10%, 30%, different studies suggest different things. there are several ongoing studies following mothers who have had blood tested in pregnancy all the way through
infancy to know the risk. we will have an answer in the next six months. reporter: the good was first discovered in the zika forest of uganda in the 1940's. it was carried by mosquitoes in africa and asia. the first outbreak happened in 2007 on a island in micronesia. hit northeasta brazil and cases exploded. why october they saw a sharp rise in babies being born brain-damaged. in 2016 the who declared the outbreak and international public health see. rio was gearing up for the olympics. concerned scientists demanded that the games were removed or postponed. they went ahead and were deemed a success. thenovember the who lifted
designation, giving a warning. init is here to stay and is countries where outbreaks will occur. they will continue in latin america, asia, africa, possibly in north america. to deals must be able with this as an emergency situation. reporter: the official advice and some of the worst hit countries is to hold off on having children until more is known. vaccines are under development, but they will not be one available widely soon. the advice to pregnant women is to avoid traveling to zika-fit areas. because of the risk of infection through sex, those returning from zika hit countries are advised to avoid sex or where protection for six months. to lived must learn with the potentially devastating impacts of zika. tim: britain's most decorated
olympian and tour de france winner bradley wiggins announced his retirement from cycling. the 36-year-old said he was lucky enough to live a dream and make a career out of the sport he fell in love with when he was 12 years old. his career brought him world championships and honors. the questions were about medical treatment in training. here is our sports correspondent. reporter: on the road and the track, sir bradley wiggins dominated his sport like few others. most decorateds overian, winning 8 metals 16 years. in 2012 he became the first briton to claim the tour de france title, and achievement taking him to the palace. after so much success, sir bradley wiggins' career has
finally rolled to a halt. in a statement he said "i have been lucky enough to live a dream and fulfill my childhood aspiration. kids from kilburn do not win olympic golds and tour de frances. they do now." at the age of 12 he knew what he wanted to achieve, telling teachers he would be an olympic champion. he delivered on that promise, winning his first gold at the two thousand four athens games. all at a time when british cycling success was are from the norm. his personality, intertwined with mod culture, help him to popularize his sport. his retirement comes at a time of heightened scrutiny into his career. revealed he had been given steroid injections before
three races, including his 2012 tour de france. it is banned under certain circumstances because it can be performance enhancing. he legally applied for an exemption he says to treat hay fever. gaining an not about unfair advantage, this was putting myself on a level playing field to compete at the highest level. reporter: one of britain's brightest sporting careers at an end. it was one that was colored throughout by gold and yellow. bbc news. tim: for more on that story, on the website. our main story as well. another route between israel and america following john kerry's comments about settlement expansion and being a threat to a twin-state solution. from me, tim willcox, and the bbc.
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