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BBC News
Jan 6, 2017 9:30pm GMT
quickly go for the latest headlines from bbc nears —— now for the latest headlines on bbc news... police in florida say five people were killed during a shoot out at fort lauderdale airport. the gunman was wounded, he is in police custody and is said to have acted alone. it eight people were injured. pollution in china has reached such high levels that residents have been warned against going out in the snow because of fears it is dangerously contaminated. michelle obama has made her last speech as people might first lady richey said the role was an honour. at ten o'clock there will bea an honour. at ten o'clock there will be a full round—up of the news but now it is time for the turn of newswatch with samira ahmed looking at the role of language in news headlines. hello and welcome to the first newswatch of 2017 with me, samira ahmed, where we'll be rounding up some of the comments you've made about bbc news since we went off air before christmas. coming up: jill saward died this week, but should the bbc news website have described her in its headline as a campaigner rather than as a
PBS
Aug 4, 2010 12:30am PDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> b.p. starts its static kill procedure in the gulf of mexico, hoping to seal the leaking oil will permanently. and someone says that the war is being lost, and he arrives in britain to talk to prime minister david kendra. -- david cameron. a former head is sentenced to prison for corruption. hello, and welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers in the u.k. and around the world. the oil giant e.p.s. started the long awaited operation, known as "static kill;" -- the oil giant b.p.. this is 1 mile beneath the surface. they will pump cement into it. almost 5 million barrels of oil were spewed into the sea. we were told more about how this procedure should work. >> huge am
BBC News
Mar 3, 2017 9:30pm GMT
hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: 14,000 1a,000 civilians 1a, 000 civilians have 1a,000 civilians have left mosul in the last one to four hours, as iraqi coalition forces try to defeat so—called islamic state —— the last 24 so—called islamic state —— the last 2a hours. results are coming in as diverse members of the new northern ireland assembly are elected it seems the dup and sinn fein will remain the largest parties —— results are coming in as new members. prosecutors said thatjuan thompson was also charged with cyber his girlfriend. the main centre—right candidate in the french presidential race has suffered a further blow with the resignation of his spokesperson and another party withdrawing its support. at ten o'clock we have a round—up of the day's news, but now it is time for newswatch. welcome to newswatch. on this week's programme, they got their envelopes mixed up, but did bbc news get its news priorities the wrong way round? we discuss complaints that the embarrassment of the oscars was reported on as if it was an event of major global sig
PBS
Dec 31, 2011 12:30am PST
>> this is "bbc world news." >> funding for this presentation foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. focus features. and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> security forces in syria clashed with anti-government protesters. at least 35 people are dead. an explosion at a market in nigeria kills four. has been blamed on the infamous group boko haram. protests in turkey after protesters are mistakenly killed. welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, a cyclone hit india's southeast coast and batters villages with heavy rain and strong winds. hello again. activists in syria after security forces opened fire friday as they try to stop hundreds of thousands of protesters from demonstrating in front of visiti
PBS
Dec 28, 2010 6:00pm EST
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> meeting face-to-face. west african leaders until the president of ivory coast, laurent gbagbo, to step down or face possible removal by force. a series of bombings since christmas eve. towns are evacuating in northeastern australia due to what has been called the worst flooding in 50 years. welcome to "bbc world news," with me, peter dobbie. and britain is within sight of retaining the ashes. the incumbent president of ivory coast has been met so that he could be persuaded to step down so that they will recognize the opposition leader, alassane ouattara, as the rightful winner of the recent elections. our international development corre
PBS
Sep 25, 2010 12:30am PDT
offoff >> bbc world news is presented by kcet los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. new man's own foundation. the john d. and katherine t. foundation. union bank and seemon's. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for companies from major corporations. what can we do for you? >> somewhere in america there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital is working together, there's a family who can breathe easy right now. somewhere in america we've already answered some of the nation's toughest health care questions. and the over 60,000 people of seaman's are ready to do it again. >> and now, bbc world news. >> hateful and offensive. barack obama criticizes iran's president to suggesting that the u.s. government was behind the september 11 attacks. britain raises the threat level from dissident irish republicans, warning an attack is a strong possibility. no global food crisis. the u.n.
PBS
Nov 23, 2010 6:00pm EST
>> >> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." cold war.s north and south exchanged artillery fire. could there be more to come? >> -- under the threat of north korea and guns. it is that the process of hours. what is speeding into view is the sense that north korea is becoming more reckless and provocative. on north korean television they were showing their leader today. kim jong-il out and about on a fish farm. he is trying to engineer a succession of power to his son. north korea blamed the south for firing first. he blamed them for their forces intruding on their territory. >> a rash of tensions and fears here. no one knows what is driving north korea down this dangerous road. bbc
BBC News
Mar 4, 2017 3:45am GMT
news broadcaster there. the disgruntlement continued through the week. bbc news reported on thursday that the two accountants from pricewaterhousecoopers held responsible for the fiasco would not be working on the oscars again and on friday they would be given bodyguards following threats on social media. stuart reynolds was another viewer who thought bbc news was living in la la land, tweeting. .. well, another viewer who contacted us well, another viewer who contacted us this week was mary kavanagh. she is in our oxford studio. also we have the bbc control of daily news programming. mary, what was your objection? i felt exactly the same as those to viewers that have just given their views. there was so much time spent on this one silly item andi time spent on this one silly item and i think my views from but that —— breakfast programme where dan walker and the weeds were trying desperately to keep the momentum going and they were so excited, oh, we are going to the red carpet! we went to the red carpet and there was this poor man standing in a kilt, desperately trying to speak
WHUT
Dec 28, 2010 6:30pm EST
corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> meeting face-to-face. west african leaders until the president of ivory coast, laurent gbagbo, to step down or face possible removal by force. a series of bombings since christmas eve. towns are evacuating in northeastern australia due to what has been called the worst flooding in 50 years. welcome to "bbc world news," with me, peter dobbie. and britain is within sight of retaining the ashes. the incumbent president of ivory coast has been met so that he could be persuaded to step down so that they will recognize the opposition leader, alassane ouattara, as the rightful winner of the recent elections. our international development correspondent, mark doyle. >> it has been described by african leaders as a last chance for a peaceful, negotiated solution. three presidents have come to ivory coast to tell mr. gbagbo his time is up. unless he goes, this key country in west africa, one of the economic powerhouses, could descend back into war. all of the main observers of last month's elections say that laurent gbagb
PBS
Dec 8, 2010 6:00pm EST
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> its founder is behind bars, but wikileaks tells the bbc the diplomatic cables will keep on coming. >> we will eventually release all of them. that will take some time. weeks if not months. >> meanwhile, hackers are attacking financial institutions refusing to hand over donations to wikileaks. and 85 die in an overcrowded prison in chile. and peace talks in the middle east are now over. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- fresh riots in haiti as anger builds over presidential election results. and diamonds as abundant on plants
PBS
Feb 23, 2011 6:00pm EST
>> this is "bbc world news." funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> gaddafi a's grip on power in libya slowly slipped away. >> be suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and unacceptable. >> gunships and planes fire on their own civilians. witnesses say the police and the country are fighting back. 71 dead in new zealand earthquake and police say hopes have faded of finding anyone else alive. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later for you -- clashes in greece as a protest against austerity measures continue puree head and white are scientists drilling to kilometers in -- and why are scientists drilling at two kilometers into a british city? welcome to the program. the crisis in libya is increasingly volatile with reports of 600 dead and the army being used against its
PBS
Aug 24, 2010 6:00pm PDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> 6 members of the somali parliament are among 30 dead in an attack on a hotel in mogadishu. 42 died in northeast china when a plane burst into flames. with nearly 1 million cut off by flood waters, the prime minister of pakistan says epidemic is a serious concern. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- we talked to the elite u.s. troops training for afghanistan. all parts of the surge against the taliban. and jubilation in gillette as rescuers make contact with -- in chile rescuers make contact with 33 trapped miners underground. hello to you. in part of the horn of
WHUT
Jun 22, 2010 6:30pm EDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> can the top general in afghanistan be allowed to disrespect the president, or is president obama about to sack general mcchrystal? an emergency budget that slashes spending and raises taxes in britain. >> this emergency budget deals decisively with our country's record debt. it pays for the past and plans for the future. >> heavy flooding in brazil has made 120,000 homeless. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and elsewhere around the globe. my name is mike embly. to the world cup, we look at how a country fell out of love with its football team, and 40,000 deaths per year in the u.k. are blamed on trans fat. there are calls now to ban them. hello
BBC News
Oct 27, 2017 7:45pm BST
report on her news conference from brussels. why? and, should bbc news be interested in what president macron‘s dog did in the fireplace of the elysee palace? what exactly is going on in the negotiations over the uk's departure from the european union? that can be hard to discern that damian grammaticas last friday was trying to get some answers... enter the man who sits in the negotiation room... your recommendation today is significant progress. . . recommendation today is significant progress... sorry, we are going to work... it's michel barnier who the uk has two satisfy first. today, he was here to brief eu leaders on how negotiations had progressed. i'm sorry, but i don't want to answer your question now. i'm sorry, let me work, please. david roberts was troubled by that encounter and got in touch with us to explain why. and another aspect of that summit reporter at the end of last week caught the attention of a number of viewers. a short use during a clip of theresa may's news conference. nobody need be concerned for the current budget plan, that they would have to either pay
BBC News
Jun 20, 2017 6:00pm BST
for 20 years. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news: the british and irish lions go into the first test against the all blacks in great form, after an emphatic warm—up win against the chiefs in new zealand. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. the chancellor philip hammond has put britain's future economic prosperity centre stage in any brexit deal. in particular mr hammond called for a "jobs first" settlement. he also wants immigration to be managed but not shut down altogether. labour says the chancellor is distancing himself from the prime minister's tough line on brexit, accusing the cabinet of being in disarray over the issue. the chancellor's comments come on a day when the governor of the bank of england has warned of the risks of the brexit negotiations. here's our economics editor kamal ahmed. a year ayearon a year on from the referendum and ca i’s a year on from the referendum and cars waiting in sunny southampton for a journey to the continent of europe, exports to the european union like these are a key driver of oui’ union like these are a key driver
PBS
Aug 24, 2010 2:30pm PDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> members of the somali parliament are among the 30 dead in an attack on a hotel in mogadishu. up plane in china burst into flames all trying to land. pakistan's prime minister says the threat of epidemics is as serious concern. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- how the british government and the catholic church covered up the priest's role in one of northern ireland's most notorious bombings. and celebrating the waiting game. 33 miners will be tracked until christmas. -- trapped until christmas. hello to you. it is viewed with increasing alarm by the united sta
PBS
Oct 6, 2010 6:00pm PDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> up in smoke, again. an attack on in need of supplies and in afghanistan. and miles of toxic sludge that could take at least a year in tens of millions of dollars to clean up. and accusations the cia used a secret prison in europe to torture its most important terror suspects. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. coming up later for you -- win in on the front lines in afghanistan. in a dramatic change. and the province in western cambodia where surviving members of the khmer rouge say they are the victims. the united states has apologized for the nato helicopter attack inside afghanistan that killed two pakastani soldiers and
PBS
Aug 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
? >> and now "bbc world news." >> 6 members of the somali parliament are among 30 dead in an attack on a hotel in mogadishu. 42 died in northeast china when a plane burst into flames. with nearly 1 million cut off by flood waters, the prime minister of pakistan says epidemic is a serious concern. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- we talked to the elite u.s. troops training for afghanistan. all parts of the surge against the taliban. and jubilation in gillette as rescuers make contact with -- in chile rescuers make contact with 33 trapped miners underground. hello to you. in part of the horn of africa viewed with increasing alarm by the united states, the african union, and ethiopia, islamist insurgents in somalia stormed a hotel used by the government, killing more than 30. those killed includes six members of parliament and five government officials. at least 70 have died in two days in some of the heaviest fighting for years. our east africa correspondent reports from neighb
BBC News
Jul 8, 2017 9:30pm BST
, with me, samira ahmed. bbc news through a virtual reality headset? audiences take to experiencing news events this way. and what questions do the new technologies pose for journalists? first, though, safi roussos, one of 22 people killed at a pop concert in manchester on may 22, her ninth birthday would have been on tuesday. to mark the occasion, we spoke to safi rousos‘s parents. we did not want to let her birthday pass. we did not want to let her birthday pass. she loved the limelight. ijust wanted to celebrate safi's birthday through doing this. what has your family lost? 0h... we have lost everything. we have lost everything, we have. life will never be the same. stephanie and trevor firth were among a number of viewers to pick up on one aspect of the interview, writing: versions of the report ran on bbc news all day, leading the news at six. it provided powerful and moving television, but some people had concerns about the prominence given to the item. here's mark eaton: linda dell also contacted us about the coverage, leaving us this telephone message. i find this mawkish
BBC News
Jan 27, 2017 9:30pm GMT
the latest headlines from bbc news. the latest headlines from bbc news. the british prime minister, theresa may, has become the first foreign leader to meet president tra nsference leader to meet president transference is in operation. at a news conference, president trump paid tribute to the special relationship between the two countries. mrs may said they had reaffirmed their confidence in nato, despite the recent comments from mr trump: the transatlantic alliance obsolete. mr trump said he has had a friendly conversation with this mexican counterpart. the men had riled about the wall. the vice president has told a rally that they will reckon —— that they will push for a supreme courtjudge was opposed to abortion. at 10pm, fiona bruce will be here with a full round—up of judo‘s news. fiona bruce will be here with a full round—up ofjudo‘s news. first of all, it is news watch. hello and welcome to news watch. it has been a long week in us politics but did bbc news go overboard and how it covered donald trump's inauguration and his first few days as president? and was it
PBS
Oct 28, 2010 5:30pm EDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> help finally reaches the parts of indonesia out worst hit by the tsunami periods trying to avoid another greek that crisis. iwelcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- three months after the floods in pakistan, millions are waiting for help. >> we have been waiting for hours under a blazing sun, wondering if their turn will come before the food runs out. >> and the ever-changing the pronunciation of english. hello to year. emergency aid has reached some of the most remote islands ravaged by monday's tsunami. it is confirmed 340 died, but hundreds more are missing. indonesian autho
PBS
Oct 4, 2010 2:30pm PDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, union bank, >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to majorwhat can we do for you? >> and now >>> ." >> at least three german citizens killed in a u.s. drone attacks against militants in the northwest of mutt -- pakistan. staying silent. the dutch anti islamist politicians the fisa accord aziz accused of inciting hatred. it is back to the campaign trail, as brazil poet -- as the leading up hopefuls prepare for round two of elections and a welcome to "bbc world news" broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and also run the probe. a movie lovers remind baghdad. how in the cinema is open to reignite the rock's passion for the big screen. in europe regains the ryder cup from the united states on a dramatic monday finish. ♪ >> hello, and welcome. it may be an appar
BBC News
Jul 23, 2017 2:00am BST
welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is reged ahmad. our top stories: president trump claims "complete power" to issue pardons as senators prepare to question his family's contacts with russians during the us election. venezuela's crisis intensifies as the military clash with protesters trying to march towards the supreme court in caracas. london's great ormond street hospital says staff have received death threats and online abuse in relation to the charlie gard case. hello and welcome to bbc news. president trump has insisted he has complete power to pardon people. it comes amid reports that he's been looking at ways of pardoning himself and his family should investigators decide there was collusion with russia during the us election campaign. next week, his eldest son and his son—in—law are due to testify before congress. but there was no mention of the controversy when the president spoke at a naval ceremony in virginia. from washington, laura bicker reports. donald trump hoped this week would be a celebration of al
PBS
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm EDT
>> this is "bbc world news." funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> hundreds are tested for radiation exposure in japan after four explosions at nuclear plant. the prime minister asks people not to panic. >> i request you act very calmly. >> amid the carnage, a survivor trapped for 96 hours, but pulled out alive. others call in vain for missing relatives. >> [unintelligible] >> powerful aftershocks are still rocking the country. one measures 6.4 and hit southwest japan on tuesday. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- tensions are running high. two protesters are killed and bahrain declares a state of emergency. and de
PBS
Oct 23, 2010 12:30am PDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> health united states turned a blind -- how the united states turned a blind eye to torture in iraq. and the biggest leaking of secret military records. one says lives would be put at risk. >> the most clear terms with the disclosure of any classified information by any individual or organization that puts the lives of the united states and partner service members and civilians at risk. >> and people are struggling to contain the first caller -- cholera outbreak in haiti in several years. in a battle of wills as the french senate approves a plan to raise the retirement age to 62. america's a desperate democrats. we take look down a lane in each of the women who may have a threat at t
BBC News
Feb 24, 2017 9:30pm GMT
the latest headlines from bbc news. kimjong—nam, the the latest headlines from bbc news. kim jong—nam, the half the latest headlines from bbc news. kimjong—nam, the half brother of the north korean leader was killed bya the north korean leader was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent according to police in malaysia. the exes classified by the united nations as a weapon of mass destruction. iraqi forces have moved into western mosul as they intensify their battle in driving so—called islamic state from the last major stronghold in iraq, they are responding with mortars and sniper fire. donald trump said that america will be bigger, stronger and better than ever before, speaking to the conservative wing of the republican party, she also said that the mexican wall is ahead of schedule. the french financial prosecutors have opened people enquiring, into the french presidential candidate, fillon, and he's family receiving payments. he denies it. tempi, rita chakra barty is here with a full round—up of the day ‘s news, first it is on his watch. and there and welcome to news wa
BBC News
Oct 28, 2017 3:45am BST
york e—mailed us on the same subject, asking: we put that point to bbc news and they told us this: fans of high quality natural history programmes had been looking keenly forward to the start of blue planet ii, and there's a good chance you will have heard it starts on sunday on bbc one. sneak previews of what the david attenborough—fronted series will be bringing us appeared in several of monday's newspapers and widely across bbc news as well. it is 16 years since the groundbreaking blue planet programme appeared on our screens. for the first time, millions of viewers here and around the world can see the wonders of the deep ocean. now, it's back for a second series presented by, of course, sir david attenborough. for the last four years, the bbc natural history unit crews have been scouring the planet to see these aquatic animals. david shukman has been speaking to david attenborough about this series. that many questioned whether it deserved its place in the news. it certainly isn't the first time we've heard the charge of self—promotion, and the same day, breakfast featured item
PBS
Feb 5, 2011 12:30am PST
>> this is "bbc world news." funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> thousands protest in egypt, but mubarak remains in power. there are talks with the opposition unit and each vice- president. there is a call for a change in egypt to begin now. >> in light of what is happened over the past few weeks, going back to the old ways is not going to work. >> welcome to bbc world news. also in this program, tensions escalate in cambodia. the has been a of the shot u.s. congresswoman is going to begin trading for the final flight of space shuttle "endeavor." ♪ thousands of people are in the square in central cairo after a another huge rally protesting the egyptian president mubarak . tensions continue to build on friday, but he is s
PBS
Dec 27, 2010 2:30pm PST
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> an alleged plot to attack high-profile targets across the u.k., nine men appear in court, charged with terrorist offenses. the u.s. and germany voice concern after a court in moscow convicts a russian businessman of embezzlement and money- laundering, mikhail khodorkovsky. and there is snow across the eastern seaboard in the u.s. welcome to "bbc world news." feeling the ashes. england looking to capitalize on their advance ahead of the third day's play. and we visit a village in kenya to find out why it has a proud record of producing champion long-distance runners. nine men arrested in police raids in britain a week ago have appeared i
WHUT
Dec 29, 2010 6:30pm EST
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> a terror plot aimed at taking revenge for cartoons of mohammed. police and denmark arrest five. tens of thousands of homes without water in northern ireland. doctors warn of a public health emergency. a failed mediation, but west african leaders say they will return to the ivory coast as the international community steps up pressure on laurent gbagbo. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. coming up later for you -- crackdown on corruption, but can china reverse something that critics say is deeply ingrained in its bureaucracy? and 70 years on, how firefighters and winston churchi
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Jan 25, 2017 6:00pm GMT
record nine gold medals through no fault of his own. and coming up in the sport on bbc news, serena williams says britain'sjohanna konta can be a future grand slam champion, after knocking her out in this good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. there's been a sharp increase in the number of homeless people — with more than half the councils in england recording a rise. on a single night last year more than 4,000 people were sleeping rough — that's according to the government figures. it amounts to a 16%jump on the year before — campaigners say it's an appalling rate. 0ur midlands correspondent sima kotecha reports now from birmingham — one of the areas with the largest number of homeless people. as the darkness creeps in, the wind chill begins to bite. those who have nowhere to go look for shelter. volunteers roam the streets, making sure nobody has died because of the cold. one of those workers is paul aitken. the young man there, i'm just checking that he is breathing and he is ok. he's fine, he is fast asleep, so i'm not going to wake him up. paul is just checkin
PBS
Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
>> this is "bbc world news." funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> two tales, one city. gaddafi says tripoli is peaceful, and our reporter finds the unrest has reached the libyan capital. stepping up military might in the region, as world powers consider a no-fly zone. thousands are trying to flee across the libyan border with tunisia. the u.n. is calling this a humanitarian crisis. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and elsewhere around the world. my name is mike embley. another day of rage in yemen, but the president tells the u.s. to stop interfering. and he is known for shaquita andino -- shocking o on the catwalk, but dior has fired john galliano. hello again. in libya, colonel gaddafi is making efforts to shore up areas around capital of tripo
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Sep 2, 2017 3:45am BST
edited. more conventional sports have also featured strongly on bbc news over the last month. from the world athletics championships to last weekend's boxing extravaganza in las vegas in which floyd mayweather beat conor mcgregor. that contest led some news bulletins on sunday morning, prompting viewer jackie downs to complain: there is no doubting the news value of hurricane harvey which landed in texas a week ago and has continued to cause huge damage as a storm and tropical depression with floods now spreading across louisiana. james cook was on the spot for bbc news on saturday. hurricane harvey smashed ashore just a short time ago. not very far from here, about 30 miles east north east of where we are standing here in corpus christi. rockport is where it came ashore. the winds were said to be at 130 miles an hour according to the national hurricane centre. that makes it a category 4 hurricane and an extremely dangerous storm. christian hudson was concerned about the danger, asking: many more viewers had a different concern about the coverage of storm harvey. the floods had displac
PBS
Oct 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> had a million public sector jobs are going. the biggest cuts in peacetime britain. the chancellor says it is a hard road to the future. >> today is the day when britain stepped back from the brink. [jeering] >> in france, pension reform sparks more riots are in the streets, prompting the police to reopen blockaded fuel depots. afghans parliamentary elections is declared invalid. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- the woman found guilty of murdering her rival by the -- by a sabotaging her parachute. and the problems of pregnancy are growing and growing. hello to you. the wo
PBS
Sep 7, 2010 2:30pm PDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> taking into the streets. more than 2 million protest against sarkozy's plan to raise the retirement age in france. deadlock over. julia gillard wins but the narrowest margin. hollywood star angelina jolie in visits pakistan flood victims to give the appeal for aid of boost. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- man of iron. prime minister again for another -- is russians -- is russia's prime minister hoping for another stint as president? hello to you. hundreds of thousands of protesters have been on the streets of france, de
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Mar 24, 2017 7:45pm GMT
hamer, thanks for joining us. thank you very much. this is bbc news the headlines: there are reports that not enough republican members of the house support the new bill that would replace obamacare. the westminster attacker — police make two more arrests as they try to find out if khalid masood was working alone. a £50 billion bill for the uk to leave the eu — the head of the european commission puts a price tag on brexit. now it's time for newswatch, with samira ahmed. under the spotlight this week, coverage of the attack in westminster. hello and welcome. two big issues on the programme this week. bbc news programmes decamp to westminster near the site of wednesday's attack, was this the scale and response that the attacker might have hoped for? did coverage of martin mcguinness‘s death focus too much on his role as a peacemaker and not enough on his ira past? from early wednesday afternoon millions have watched what unfolded in westminster with a sense of shock and revulsion, and for some there was also concern about whether there was also concern about whether the
PBS
Nov 15, 2010 5:30pm EST
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. >> and now "bbc world news." >> in a bbc exclusive, aung san suu kyi shows that years of house arrest have not heard her desire to fight for democracy. >> we would like on non- vineland's system. budget deficit exceeds all estimates and its parliament may have to seek its own bailout. free at last. but what price is paid for their release? welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- the search for lasting peace in afghanistan. and all aboard. saudi arabia unveils shuttles to the holy sites. hello to you. the burmese pro-democracy advocates aung san suu kyi said she wants a revolution in the
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Jan 11, 2011 5:30pm PST
first time. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- the anniversary in haiti once to remember. one year on from the earthquake, a report on the struggle to rebuild lives. >> more than 800,000 people still live in tented slums like this. believe it or not this represents progress. at the height of the crisis, it was twice that number. >> and the fading future of our coral reefs. conservationists launched a last-ditch rescue plot in london. hello to you. thousands of families that been fleeing australia's third biggest city, brisbane, as they faced the worst flood in 50 years. at least one levee has been breached and the river that runs through the middle of the city is not due to people for 24 hours. ed there are still more dark days ahead, according to the prime minister. 14 dead, but 90 missing. from brisbane, we have this. >> after weeks of flooding, this was the most fatal hour. the town was the scene of the most violent and deadly flash floods since the crisis began. local s
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May 21, 2011 12:30am PDT
>> this is "bbc world news." funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> out on bail, the former head of the imf is released from jail. he will be out in manhattan until this trial. >> white israel is prepared to make a general compromises -- it cannot go back the last few months. >> and opened fire on anti- government protesters, killing at least 30. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up a little later for you, the aftermath of the latest nato attacks on libya. is there campaign against colonel gaddafi really working? and residents of world are a little bit confused. ♪ ♪ welcome once again. the former head of the imf is awaiting charges on sexual assault -- a trial with charges of sexual assault. here is the report. >> after
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Oct 29, 2009 5:30pm EDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. the newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> a real hope for wall street. new figures confirm the u.s. economy is out of recession. >> this is welcome news and an affirmation that this rest -- recession is fading in the steps we have taken have made a difference. and we have a long way to go. >> it looks as though iran is seeking major changes to the united nations draft proposal on its nuclear program. u.s. secretary of state tells pakistan and it's hard to believe it now when it knows where al-qaeda @'s leaders are. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast for our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- the h
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Jun 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> 10 people are arrested by the united states, accused of spying for russia. turkey shut its airspace to is really military flights. more fallout from last month's commando raid of the gaza flotilla. and an inquiry into the events that claims the lives of nine turkish activists. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- two more quarter finalists are decided at the world cup in south africa. and drought and crop failure. eight agencies are warning 7 million need food -- eight agencies are warning 7 million need food. -- aid agencies are warning 7 mi
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Mar 10, 2010 6:30pm EST
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. and union bank. >> union bank offers unique insight and expertise in a range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> bracing for karzai, but cutting of remarks for washington. nato forces must get out. added 49 charge, 200 are arrested. people caught up in the violence have to defend themselves in nigeria. more on israel's plans to expand settlements in occupied east jerusalem. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- a russian billionaire is cleared of allegations he was implicated in the murder of alexander litvinenko. falling in love online. how the internet is changing the business of marriage in india. hello to you. iran is president declared the only chance for peace in afghanistan is for amer
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Aug 25, 2010 5:30pm EDT
>> "bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los angeles. funding for this presentation is made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> a wave of death and destruction across iraq. a series of bombs kill 50. flood waters threaten new areas of pakistan. the u.n. release is helicopters to help the stranded you can only be reached by air. carter in korea. the former u.s. president bids before the release of american prisoner. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- the outer limits. astronomers' discover a new planetary system. >> ♪ >> and 40 years after the untimely death of jimi hendrix, a celebration of his life. hello to you. for more than two hours today, insurgent armies the wave of bloodshed a
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Dec 15, 2017 6:00pm GMT
failed to disclose evidence which could have cleared him. how an appearance on bbc news meant this man with learning difficulties, who'd been sent home to die, is now responding well to treatment. and the date is set for prince harry and meghan markle‘s wedding. coming up on sportsday on bbc news, captain steve smith nears a ton as he leads the australian fightback on the second day of the vital third ashes test in perth. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. relatives of the four children who died in a house fire in salford have said they don't know how they will be able to tell the children's mother, who is in a medically—induced coma and likely to remain that way for several weeks. 15—year—old demi pearson, brandon, aged eight, lacey, aged seven, and three—year—old lia died following the fire on monday, which police are calling a targeted attack. the child ren‘s grandfather says the family had been harrassed before and the police had been called on sunday night but left. the house was set alight a few hours later. three people have been charged with murd
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Jan 9, 2018 6:00pm GMT
a former football coach goes on trial, accused of 48 historical sex offences against young boys. the court was told that barry bennell had almost "unfettered access" to boys dreaming of success in the professional game. some of the abuse is alleged to have taken place in the grounds of crewe alexandra, where bennell was coach. and the other main stories on tonight's programme... the newly reshuffled cabinet meets for the first time as theresa may rings more changes among junior ranks to refresh her government. the north london shopkeeper who died after being attacked in a row over cigarette papers. north and south korea hold their first talks in over two years. and the self—propelling suitcase that follows its owner — just one of the marvels at a major tech show in las vegas. coming up on sportsday later in the hour on bbc news, another competition for manchester city — bristol city are the visitors for the first leg of their league cup semifinal. good evening. a court has heard that the former football coach barry bennell was a "predatory and determined paedophile," who is alleged to have subjected a number of boys to abuse on more than 100 occasions. bennell, who is now known as richard jones, denies multiple historical sex offence charges. the prosecution said that some of the abuse took place in the grounds of crewe alexandra, where bennell was coach, but also at his home. let'sjoin our sports editor dan roan, who's at liverpool crown court. yesterday, we learned that barry bennell had pleaded guilty to seven charges of sexual abuse, but he were still contesting 48 further counts relating to 11 compliments, all boys aged as young as nine between 1979 and 1991. today, this trial, expected to last eight weeks, got under way as the prosecution opened its case. exercise full former coach in the 19805, exercise full former coach in the 1980s, barry bennell worked with some of the most successful teams like alexandra. he also had linked with stoke city. but today liverpool crown court was told the 63—year—old, who now calls himself richard jones, was also a predatory, determined and dangerous paedophile. for the prosecution, nicholas johnson qc told the jury that bennell, who appeared via video link because of ill—health, engaged in a course of conduct over many years involving systematic and persistent sexual abuse of pre—or prepubescent boys. he had pretty much unfettered access to large numbers of young lads who dreamt of a life in professional football. although it seemed that mr bennell was a skilled and relatively successful coach, he had a much darker side. the court was told that bennell had previously served to prison sentences both here and in the united states was serious sexual offences againstjunior footballers, but that he insisted the current complainants were maliciously making up stories against him, seeking attention or compensation. the court was told that bennell subjected boys to hundreds of assaults and even carried out some of his crimes here, in one of the changing rooms in the ground of crewe alexandra. but several alleged victims also played for clu bs several alleged victims also played for clubs linked to manchester city. 0ne alleged that he was abused when aged between 11 and 13 more than 100 times after bennell introduced himself as a scout for the club. another claimed he was abused at bennell‘s house and on football tours, where horror movies would be played to soften up his victims. and one complainant who threatened to report the abuse said bennell told him that nobody would believe him and that "i've got people playing professional football 110w people playing professional football now that i have done these things to — you are nothing". thejury now that i have done these things to — you are nothing". the jury were told they would have to decide between bennell‘s version of events 01’ between bennell‘s version of events or believe the prosecution's case that he committed sexual offences on a large scale against very vulnerable lads. the trial continues. dan roan, bbc news, liverpool. theresa may has appointed more women and mps from ethnic minority backgrounds as ministers, at the end of a two—day reshuffle designed to recharge her government. 0ur deputy political editor john pienaar has more. allowed through the door at number ten today for a quick peek at the new look cabinet. nobody move. almost nobody move yesterday because theresa may couldn't make them. where is she? there she is. jeremy hunt, the health secretary, was in the way and wouldn't budge, just like yesterday. the new faces in the top team were happy enough, though. there's lots of energy, lots of ideas. it was a really important meeting this morning, with a sense of renewed vigour. and the losers? i thought what i thought right. justine greening, now ex—education secretary, had no regrets. she would not switch jobs. now she is jobbed off. you have to be careful about who you alienate. you can't make too many enemies? no, you can't. that is the truth of all reshuffles. but i do think the prime minister has balanced it well. we have stability at cabinet level and we have new blood coming through into the other layers of government. so the balancing act, she has got right. bringing the tory party closer to people was today's mission, making government to look more like the electorate and somehow retrieving old loyalties that were judged by potential voters. excited about the prospect ofjoining the government? so for thosejudged the prospect ofjoining the government? so for those judged the brightest and the best, the guessing game was over. you live in hope these days. they left number ten happier than they went in. some couldn't bear to wait for the official announcement before passing on the news. congratulations, what have you got? altogether, 14 mps were given jobs, eight of them women, and five from ethnic minorities. meanwhile, another plan went wrong today. toby young, appointed to the board of a new university regulator, resigned under pressure. he had helped set up free schools, but past inflammatory comments and tweets forced to step down before he could start his new role. an embarrassment to the government, but a relief to critics, including tories. clearly, due diligence wasn't done. i made it clear i thought it was the wrong thing to do because of some very extreme things that toby young had said in the past on eugenics, on the disabled and the way he described working class people. newly appointed unpromoted ministers are looking happy tonight. they always do. but this reshuffle, the ministers theresa may couldn't move 01’ ministers theresa may couldn't move or sack, has been as much a mark of her political vulnerability as the sign of strength her party wanted. tory mps can only hope for a tighter grip at the top in what will be a defining year. british politics is as volatile as it has been in modern times. unpredictability is the new normal. john pienaar, bbc news, westminster. north and south korea have held their first talks for more than two years, and have agreed to further discussions to ease military tensions in the region. it came after the north confirmed it'll be sending a team to the winter olympics in south korea next month. from seoul, rupert wingfield—hayes reports. the skiers on the slopes of pyeongchang today were moving a little slower than they will be in a month's time. then, the world's best will be flying down these pistes. and now we know that when the 0lympic and now we know that when the olympic games open here on february seven, there will be a full north korean team competing. they will march in side by side with their south korean compatriots. translation: i think with both, we can put everything aside and eve ryo ne can put everything aside and everyone should do their best to achieve their goals in the competition. —— with sports. achieve their goals in the competition. -- with sports. north korea is just 50 competition. -- with sports. north korea isjust 50 miles competition. -- with sports. north korea is just 50 miles away in that direction, and the north has really com pletely direction, and the north has really completely overshadowed preparations for the olympics here. some teams have threatened to pull out, ticket sales have been slow. you can see this place isn't exactly humming with skiers, so there is immense relief here that the north and the south are now at least talking. this morning, north korea's chief delegate strode across the demarcation line that divides the two koreas. he warmly shook the hand of his south korean counterpart. the weather is cold, he said, but despite the cold, the people's desire for improving relations is frozen. it's hard to overstate how dramatic and rapid this shift has been. it's only a month since north korea test fired this huge new missile, boasting that it could hit any city in the united states. 0ff the coast of korea, us aircraft carriers massed, their decks swarming with supersonic strike aircraft. it felt like this region was teetering on the brink of war. so is pyongyang's sudden heart real, orjust a tactic to avoid war with america? north korea would like to gain time in order to avoid a potential retaliation by the united states against it and will eventually re—engage in the provocation cycle so that it can threaten the united states. the winter olympics may be a coverfor kimjong—un, a winter olympics may be a coverfor kim jong—un, a convenient excuse for him to step back from the brink. but here in the south, any chance to talk is better than the terrifying alternative. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in pyeongchang, south korea. five men and a woman have appeared in court charged with belonging to the banned far—right group, national action. the six, who were arrested during raids across england last week, appeared at westminster magistrates court. they'll appear at the old bailey later this month. virgin trains have stopped stocking the daily mail on board their west coast route. the company said concern had been raised by colleagues about the mail's editorial position on issues such as immigration, lgbt rights and unemployment. the daily mail has accused the company of censoring the choice of newspapers offered to passengers. the director—general of the bbc has been asked to appear before mps to answer questions about gender and pay at the corporation. lord hall will face questions by the culture and media select committee. the request comes after the bbc‘s former china editor carrie gracie resigned from her post after complaining about unequal pay. she's also been asked to appear before mps. the number of people waiting more than four hours in accident and emergency departments in scotland reached a record high in the last week of 2017. new figures show only 78% of patients were seen within the government's four hour target — the lowest proportion since weekly data started being published three years ago. here's our scotland editor sarah smith. busy accident & emergency departments in scotland mean patients are facing their longest recorded waiting times. last week, over 100,000 patients waited more than four hours to be seen, nearly 300 waited nearly 300 waited longer than 12 hours, figures described today as a "disgrace." the figures out today are for the week ending in hogmanay, a very, very challenging week for our health service, flu really beginning to kick in that week. for example, 40% increase in calls to the scottish ambulance service on hogmanay alone. of course, our staff are working extremely hard on the front—line to keep patients safe. in the week between christmas and new year, only 78% of people visiting a&e were seen within the target of four hours. that's compared to 92% for the same week the year before. the delays are not because of increased patient numbers. only 635 more people attended a&e departments. one reason given for the increased waiting times is a surge in flu infections. cases of flu in scotland are running at more than double the rate in england, more than twice as many as there were last year, and that's now a significant concern. i just wasn't sure. patients with flu take longer to assess and require treatment in individual rooms, as staff try to minimise the spread of infection. the team have had to work extremely hard all the way over christmas and the new year period. worse than before? i would say so. i've been doing this job for many years and i think it's probably one of the busiest times we've had. the health minister, visiting a hospital in perth, insists the scottish nhs is performing well overall, with far fewer cancelled operations than south of the border. in lanarkshire, some of the nhs admin staff have been volunteering on the wards to help the overstretched nurses. i was a bed buster. what's a bed buster? it was basically going to help the ward staff to strip down the beds after a patient had been discharged so that it's cleaned and made up and ready for the patient to come into, and do that as quickly as possible to save the nursing staff doing it themselves. nhs spending is significantly higher in scotland, about £160 more per person than in england. greater integrated health and social care is meant to mean fewer delayed discharges, less bed—blocking, but today's figures show that the winter health crisis has hit scotland hard. sarah smith, bbc news, perth. our top story this evening: barry bennell, a former football coach, goes on trial accused of 48 historical sex offences against young boys. still to come... everyone is listening, and i'm in the same room as the royal couple right now. stay tuned to find out what happened when prince harry and meghan markle visited a south london radio station. coming up on sportsday on bbc news: the football association announces a range of measure to improve diversity and increase funding in the game. it's the world's biggest showcase for the gadgets that could become part of our lives in the near future. more than 170,000 people are expected to visit this year's consumer electronics show in las vegas. the tech companies' latest developments include driverless taxis and new advances in artificial intelligence, including some disturbingly human robots. our technology correspondent, rory cellan—jones, is in las vegas. reeta we come here every year to see thousands of new gadgets launched and spot the new trend. it's not difficult it year it's all about artificial intelligence building it into products to make it smarter to learn as they go along. that's the theory at least. you may see behind me the stand of alibaba. they are in a battle with the americans for leadership in this technology of the future. a powerful and largely invisible technology is on the march, it's learning how to drive. it can recognise individualfaces and it knows an awful lot about our personal preferences. that technology is artificial intelligence and, in las vegas this week, tech firms are showing off how far it's come. hey sophia, can we shake hands? in a las vegas university lab i'm meeting sofia, a humanoid robot. how sophisticated do you think you are as a robot? i want people to perceive me as the robot i am. however, i wouldn't want to trick people into thinking i'm a human. i just want to communicate with humans in the best possible ways, which includes looking like one. sophia, who's had advance notice of my questions, has few practical uses right now, but her creators believe she represents a big step on the road to artificial intelligence. 0ur aspiration is to bring the machines to life, to create living, intelligent systems and there you'll see the greatest revolution in artificial intelligence. as this giant tech show gets under way, china's spending on al and robotics is much in evidence. this suitcase recognises and follows its owner. here's china's biggest force in al the search giant baidu, laying on a lavish las vegas event with the slogan — ai is changing the world at china's speed. it calls itself china's google, it's already a leader in technologies like facial recognition and baidu is confident china can challenge america's ai dominance. china is quickly catching up and the gap is closing, but china has a lot more people, much larger scale. it's a big market. so i think that's a foundation for china to prevail in the ai age. google, which usually keeps low profile at this show, has chosen to put its name everywhere a cross las vegas, stressing its leading role in al. there is lots of great competition and lots of excitment. what it means is that there's a lot of investment going into this area. a lot of the best minds working on it. i think you're going to see the field advance pretty quickly. it's arrival quite slowly out in down town las vegas i booked a ride in a taxi with no steering wheel, pedals or driver. it's not just no steering wheel, pedals or driver. it's notjust america and china rasing to get ahead in al. rory cellan—jones, bbc news, las vegas. a teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder and two others are being sought by police after a shop worker was attacked in an argument about cigarette papers. officers say when staff refused to serve them because of their age, they became aggressive. the victim, vijay patel, died in hospital yesterday. our special correspondent, lucy manning, reports now from north london. he worked hard in this shop in the quiet suburbs of north london, but one punch was to end vijay patel‘s life. on saturday night, abdullah rahimzai was working alongside mr patel when three teenagers were told they couldn't buy cigarette papers unless they could prove they were 18. they threatened me to break the window, so that's why i ask him. i wish i didn't send him to the window, but because of the threat the guys made, i asked him only to see. when i reached the door, he was already knocked down. he was hit one punch. the family released this photo of mr patel in hospital before he died to try to help catch those who killed him. for his relatives in slough, disbelief a night at work could end with such violence. he was just the greatest man. he was innocent, he was kind. he loved everyone and that's why we all loved him as well. he was the pillar of the house. you know how you take out the pillar and the house is not there, it's like this. everyone is broken down. mr patel had come from india a decade ago, working all hours to help his family. he came to this country so he could support his family, so he could support his children. he could give them a better life. so they could get the best education as well. so they could have better lives ahead. a better future ahead as well. police say mr patel was murdered for trying to make others obey the law. it was a completely unprovoked attack on a man just doing hisjob here. the police have now arrested a 16—year—old and are looking for two other teenagers. mr patel‘s nephew, the same age as the boy arrested, can't understand why they attacked him. 0ne punch and one family left with nothing but their grief. lucy manning, bbc news. the government has rewritten its ministerial code of conduct in light of problems with harassment at westminster which emerged last year. it states that inappropriate behaviour "will not be tolerated." the amended code also sets out ministers' duty to report any meetings they conduct overseas. a year ago today, the late martin mcguinness resigned as stormont‘s deputy first minister. his party, sinn fein, and the democratic unionists have since been unable to reach an agreement to restore the power—sharing coalition. civil servants have been running northern ireland, but they're not able to make any major decisions. 0ur ireland correspondent, chris page, has been looking at the impact of 12 months without government. just like everywhere else in the uk, the health service in northern ireland is under severe pressure this winter, but what's different here is that there's no health minister. three months before it collapsed, the devolved government published a plan to restructure the nhs after a report said the system was at breaking point. no problem with your blood pressure before? no. this gp says urgent reforms are being held up because ministers are out of office. we already see it with the long waiting lists for secondary care. we see it with the lack of investment in social care. we see it with the issues around the out of hours service and we see it with the heavy demands on access to gp services, and that's where the patients will see it primarily. others who rely on public money to do theirjobs say that uncertainty is unacceptable. you're too neat by nature. this workshop for people with dementia is one of hundreds of programmes run by community arts organisations. they say their future is shaky because of funding cuts, but they feel they've nowhere to go to make their case. we have no government, we have no champion, we have no minister. so we've nobody to turn to to support policy changes, to support the communities here. this is a crisis moment for us. the political crisis is apparently still as deep as a year ago. martin mcguinness ended sinn fein's uneasy partnership with the democratic unionists when he resigned as deputy first minister. there have since been elections to stormont and westminster and several rounds of talks to restore power—sharing. but many days of negotiations have failed to break the deadlock. the dup and sinn fein increased their dominance in both elections last year and they blame each other for the stormont stalemate. in the meantime, unmade decisions are piling up. half of the construction industry's business comes from public sector projects. workers are concerned about a downturn in demand. within the next few months, unless decisions are made and projects and things start to move forward, i think we could see a situation where we're seeing layoffs in the construction industry. we need to see the executive and the assembly reestablished as soon as possible. the british and irish governments are aiming to restart talks between the parties in the coming weeks. at the moment, there's no sign of a deal to bring devolution out of the deep freeze. chris page, bbc news, belfast. prince harry and his fiancee meghan markle have visited a youth radio station in brixton, in south london, on their first royal engagement of the year. hundreds of people lined the streets outside the reprezent studios to welcome them. nicholas witchell‘s report contains flash photography. they travel with all the paraphernalia of royalty, but harry and meghan are the new royal couple determined to do things just a little differently. so this was a visit to a radio station, housed in old shipping containers. cheering believe it or not everyone is listening and i'm in the same room as the royal couple right now. this is reprezent fm in brixton, south london, set up 10 years ago to help tackle inner city issues, like knife crime. it gives young people a purpose and trains them to be broadcasters. i can see why your show‘s so popular because you're so thoughtful in the approach, but also so engaging to listen to. thank you. inside the station, harry and meghan were getting to know the broadcasting class of 2018. 0utside it was apparent that royalty‘s newest recruit is reaching new audiences herself. the support from brixton, it was just a lot of people of colour that were just cheering her on. obviously you could tell that she was quite surprised the reception she got. she looked shocked, didn't she? i thought that, yeah. yeah, because everyone was shouting for meghan and not really harry. get out of the way. we want to see meghan! "we want to see meghan", demanded the crowds in south london. expect to hear a lot of that between now and the wedding in may, and beyond. nicholas witchell, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes. we look at the weather going on in the kalps. a two—day snowstorm that brought huge falls of snow. 160 centimetres of snow, it has shut the resort. it's high across a wide range of alpine resort areas. people have been stranded at times without power. towns are digging out from the huge snowdrifts. we have had low cloud today, mist and fog patches and drizzle widely. there have been brighter spots, cumbria and western scotla nd brighter spots, cumbria and western scotland seeing fine weather and sunshine. we are seeing a change ta ke sunshine. we are seeing a change take place at the moment. this band of rain is edging in off atlantic. there are bumps along this weather front. that is a sign we could see an area of low pressure form along the front which would slow it down. that heavy rain will get across northern ireland into parts of scotland. the rain lighter in england and wales. tomorrow the complication is if we do get an area of low pressure forming along the front it could really put the brakes on this front, particularly across eastern scotland and north—east england. these are perhaps the favoured areas for the rain lasting into the afternoon. it could be elsewhere across eastern england too. we will see sunshine further east. temperatures five or six, not as cold as it has been in the north, milder to south—west england and wales later in the day. mist and fog to start the day on thursday. some of these will be slow to clear. decent day weather wise. bright or sunny spells. chilly in the north, three or five degrees celsius. cooler further south. that is three or five degrees celsius. coolerfurther south. that is how the weather is shaping up. a reminder of our main story. barry bennell — a former football coach — goes on trial accused of 48 historical sex offences. the court was told that he had almost "unfettered access" to young boys dreaming of success in the professional game. that's all from the bbc news at six, so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. bye bye. this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie — our latest headlines... a court has been told the former football coach, barry bennell, was a "predatory and determined" paedophile who engaged in the systematic abuse of young boys. he denies 48 counts of child sexual abuse. theresa may's ministerial reshuffle continues. downing street says the new cabinet is the right team to tackle the challenges ahead. labour has called it lacklustre. north korea has agreed to military talks with the south and to send a delegation to the 2018 winter olympic games there next month. the two countries held their first talks for more than two years. the number of people waiting more than four hours in scotland's accident and emergency units reached record high levels in the last week of the year. in a moment it will be time for sportsday, but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news... we'll hear from the south korean ambassador to the uk in beyond 100 days. a robot designed to run a smart home on behalf of its owners proves media shy at its public debut. and they say you should never work with animals... we'll show you what happened when a bbc reporter went to meet a group of lemurs in norfolk. that's all ahead on bbc news! now it's time for sportsday. hello. i'm 0lly foster, these are our headlines tonight: after a weekend of fa cup action, it's now the league cup semi—finals. we'll be at the etihad, where manchester city are back in action. after a year of controversies and criticism
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[funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu; the newman's own foundation; the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation; and union bank] >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now bbc world news. >> hamid karzai hangs onto the afghan presidency but a call from the white house talks about a messy election and insists against corruption. >> more terrorists attacks on the streets of tehran. >>> war crimes sus pent -- promises he will actually be present at his trial on tuesday. welcome to bbc world news. forecasting to viewers in america and around the globe. my name is mike hembley. >> blood diamonds -- human rights abuses in zimbabwe mean it should be kicked out of international gem markets. >> a booming oil business in texas and melting glasses in the him lay yeas. we'll be looking at two sides of the climate change debate. >> hello -- ending weeks of uncertainty, hamid karzai has been declared the winner of afghanistan's presidential election. with his only rival out of the race -- has been abandoned but it leaves mr. karzai even weaker than before and a mass of questions unanswered. president obama has phoned him and warned him that corruption must be tackled. the latest from washington in just a moment. first the bbc's ian panel from kabul. >> it's cost millions of pounds and dozens of lives to get to this moment. and it came in a small, packed room on the outskirts of call bull. >> we declare that mr. hamid karzai has gotten the majority of votes i the first round and he is the only candidate for the second round of elections of afghanistan in 2009, be declared as elected president of afghanistan. >> the head of the election board was -- with questions about fraud, corruptions and how a man who won less than half the votes could be president again. >> are you not embarrassed by the way this process has been conducted? >> embarrassed? yes? >> because you've been forced to withdraw a second round. >> that was a duty. the constituency -- >> world leaders have rushed to congratulate hamid karzai, but he emerges weaker than ever, in charge of a coury more divided and dangerous than at any point in the last eight years. >> the country was not really, and i want to say that please check in your countries when you are in the very early stages of first or second round of elections. don't compare us with your experience of hundred years of scandal of elections and our experience in a few years. >> this is how the election went wrong. just days after the votes we were shown hundreds of ballots for one candidate, discarded and torn up. widespread corruption meant millions of votes were discounted, and the credibility of the votes lost. but it is afghans who stand to lose the most. e mid shar's son died right outside his shop in a taliban bomb target, troops. he warns what most afghans have never known, peace and security. it's the most important challenge facing his new president and the international community. >> the afghan presidential election is finally over. tonight there's relief in london, washington, and here in call bull. but with the security situation continuing to deteriorate and a newly-re-elected president even weaker than he was before, the challenges facing afghans and their international sponsors remain daunting. ian panel, bbc news, kabul. >> i spoke to our special correspondent phillippa thomas who says all signs from the white house to kabul was a frosty one. >> i believe it was. president obama's comments to president karzai were frankly warmed. he said he was pleased that final outcome was demmed in accordance with afghan law. now the best bet for the white house is to encourage hamid karzai to take action quickly that can boost his credibility in the eyes of afghans and the international community. >> i did emphasize to president karzai that the american people and the international community as a whole want to continue to partner with him and his government in achieving prosperity and security in afghanistan. but i emphasize that this has to be a point in time in which we begin to write a new chapter, based on improved governance, a much more serious effort to eradicate corruption, joint efforts to accelerate the training of afghan security forces so that the afghan people can provide for their own security. that kind of coordination and a sense on the part of president karzai that after some difficult years in which there has been some drift, that in fact he's going to move boldly and forecefully forward. >> president obama there. phillippa, he is putting a brave face on a mess, isn't he? do you get any idea on what this means on his decision of whether to send thousands of more u.s. trps? >> i think you're right. it's a brave face. the it's what the white house has to deal with. my feeling is that we're not expecting anything imminent. one of obama's advisors valerie jarrett hinted the announcement could drop to late november, that announcement about deploying as many as 44,000 extra troops. an i think the feeling we're getting is that what obama wants from president karzai is some, as he put it, action, not words. he wants to see how the new cabinet is shaped, he wants to see how preparations are made to beef up afghan security forces and whether karzai is frankly serious about rachetting down corruption. this could all take a little while. >> phillippa there in washington. another day of bloodshed in pakistan, the country hit by two separate suicide attacks. the first killed 35 people, hours later two bombers blew themselves up at a police checkpoint at the entrance to lahor city. they left at least seven dead. our bbc correspondent has been at the scene of the explosion in rawalpindi. >> another day, another attack. as the army hs the taliban in south waziristan, the militants are hitting back. and they're still managing to strike supposedly secure districts. this time a street close to army head yours with two hotels and a bank. "i saw so many dead bodies," says this man, "my car was parked in the bank's car park and my child was sitting inside. they won't let me in to look, and i don't know where my child is." the area has now been sealed off but it was busy at the time of the blast. a lot of army personnel and their families come to this ba. they were here picking up salaries and pensions on the first working day of the month. once again, another week has begun with bloodshed. at the scene we met -- tan wier searching for his wounded father. "it's really worrying," he says, "the attacks are increasing, not decreasing. but hopefully after the army operation things will start to get better." lying in his hospital bed, this wounded soldier told us he's be staying in uniform. he says the attacks won't get the army's morale. >> for the sake of the country, our resolve is strong and will remain so. death has to come one day or another. >> his loved ones are showing the strain. everyone's in the firing line here. and there are fears that things could get a lot worse. -- bbc news, rawalpindi. >> authorities in islamabad are offering a $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of the country's taliban leader and 18 of his senior lieutenants. bbc's correspondent has been visiting some of the victims of the deadliest bombing in the city of pashaur. >> today this man was supposed to be getting married. instead he takes us to the home of his cousin to pay condolences. the whole family had gathered from all over pakistan for the wedding. nine went shopping for bangles and clothes to wear to the festivities. none came back. 14-year-old adnan lost his mother, father, two aunts and all five of his younger brothers and sisters. they still haven't found most of the bodies. >> i was supposed to go with them, he says, but i stayed at home. i heard the explosion but i really didn't imagine my family had been hurt. what did they do wrong? he says. i can't understand why anyone would want to do this. his family was caught up in the biggest bombing in a recent wave of militant attacks to hit pakistan. suicide car bomber blew himself up in the heart of the busiest market where over 100 were killed, many more injured. well, days after the explosion here in the center of the city buildings are still collapsing because of the damage they sustained. this building here has been here for over 120 years is about to be demolished because part of it collapsed earlier in the day injurying more people. but it's not just scening like these that remind people of the horrors of that blast. they're given those reminders through the lives that have been turned upside down right across the city. schools remain in the city's main hospital, many having been left with permanent disabilities. they join the victims of previous attacks. >> this is not a new thing for us, but now that we have been here and the intensity has increased, so we are prepared anytime -- >> and that's what it's like here. people still trying to recover from the last attack, wondering when the next one will be and how this violence is ev to end. bbc news, pashaur. >> let's bring you some more top story this is hour. >>> iran is coming under more international pressure to give a quick response to the plan to send its your ran yum abroad for enrichment. the head of the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog has said last month's draft deal represents an unique and fleeting opportunities for all sides to avoid confrontation. >>> north korea has called for direct talks with the united states on nuclear disarmament. it appears the country wants to return to the negotiations it's boycotted for at least a year. -- has warned it will go its own way unless washington agrees. >>> the bosnia an-serbian leader will appear at his trial on genocide and war crimes charges. he boycotted the start last week. he denies all charges and says the tribunal must give him nine more months to prepare his case. one of his legal teams told us he will attend the tribunal on tuesday to discuss how to end the stalemate. >> the grievances are the the same. nothing has changed since last week. he will appear tomorrow, though, because tomorrow is another day, and it's a more procedural hearing than the trial itself. so he wants to participate and try to help find a solution for his problem. >> still to come on bbc world news, the blood diamonds of zimbabwe. campaigners are calling for a ban on sales. >>> first it could tell us a lot about the impact climate change is having on our planet. the european space agency has launched a satellite from russia that will gauge the movement of water around the earth. it could also provide more accurate weather forecasts. bbc science correspondent jonathan amoss has this report. >> a flash in the night and an old soviet miss soil heads sky ward. onboard, the latest european satellite to study the earth. europe wants to be seen as a leader in space. it will launch more than 20 satellites in the coming decade at a cost of more than 7 billion pounds. some will state the climate, others -- will investigate the climate, others will improve our weather forecast. this one will measure the amount of water held in the earth's soils and map the saltiness of the world's socials. these are measurements that have never been made from space before. and developing the technology to do this has been an immense challenge. smoss carries a folding instrument thatives it the look of a space helicopter. its data will tell scientists about the constant exchange of water between the planet's surface and the atmosphere. it's information crucial to understanding where it might rain and how heavily. >> the main benefits from smoss world be to have better weather forecasts and the possibility to forecast extreme events such as floods linked to heavy rains over wet soil. >> it will take a week for engineers to switch on all the spacecraft's systems, and six months to set it up properly to begin its science. jonathan amoss, bbc news. >>> just briefly, the u.n. secretary of state has said that washington has not changed its stance against israeli settlements in the west bank. hillary clinton has been meeting arab leaders in morocco. >>> the latest headlines for you on bbc world news. >>> the u.s. has endorsed hamid karzai as the legitimate leader of afghanistan. but president obama says he's urged him to eradicate corruption. >>> soldiers in afghanistan under constant threat from improvised explosive deves,, --'s. the latest victim, a british bomb disposal expert it. saved many lives in the south of the country. staff sergeant olaf schmidt was killed a week before he was due on leave. british news defense correspondent has the story. >> staff sergeant olaf schmidt, today his comrades called him a legend. he died doing one of the most dangerous jobs in one of the the most lethal places on earth, detecting and defusing ied's in the town of province. he was leading a team like this one when he died, dealing with a homemade device near a british base. it's an area targeted most often by the taliban's bombmakers. on a single day in august sergeant schmidt found 81 ied's while clearing the most perilous road in town. his work saved the lives of many soldiers in the group. >> he was deeply proud of what he was doing, not only proud because of having for example passed the high risk bomb disposal course, the high-threat bomb disposal course in order to come out here, but proud also because of the way that he was every day going out and saving british lives and the lives of afghan civilians. >> sergeant schmidt's death brings to 87 the number of british servicemen killed in helmut so far this year, the vast majority by ied's. >> that's an unseen enemy. that' it. not because they're so sophisticated because they have a huge psychological effect. >> sergeant schmidt was the third bomb disposal in helmut this year. his colleagues remember he diffused 64 of the estimated 200 ied's found by britishroops since january. bbc news. >>> courts for international -- calls for international ban on zimbabwe's dymond sales look like it will -- campaigners want zimbabwe banned from the human world market because of its human rights abuses. southfrican correspondent has the story. >> zimbabwe holds the richest dymond fields in the world. but miners have paid a bitter price. a power struggle to control these mines mines saw the military being sent in last year. these some of the only pictures that capture the zimbabwe defense force at work, now stand accused of appalling human rights abuses. >> the helicopters were throwing tear gas. the policemen were shooting people. so we were running, and that's when they caught us. >> i thought they wanted to beat me, but they said, "today you will be our wife. i real liesed i was going to be rained." >> these grainy pictures capture the murky world of dymond smuggling from these fields, a trade which human rights groups claim is costing lives and is now controlled by the military. the reason, they say, zimbabwe should be suspended from the kimberly process, the scheme that regulates the trade in so-called blood diamonds. zimbabwe has been given time to take corrective action, and according to our research and we were just in the area, tere have been absolutely no improvements there. in fact, the situation continues. there's very serious human rights abuses going on in the fields. new army units have been rotated in. in spite of the zimbabwe government saying that it would take the army out of the area, it has not. >> the president is accused of using the dymond fields to keep his army loyal and to -- part of the coalition which grows more shaky by the day. remote and hard to access, zimbabwe's dymond fields might be out of view to the outside world, but this week will be a major test of whether the very process that is meant to protect against alleged abuses turns a blind eye. karen allen, bbc news. >>> now to climate change conference in spain. african countries have declared they won't take part in discussions until developed countries accept stricter limits on emissions. and that issue is likely to prove crucial in next month's climate summit in copenhagen. a report from houston where it's not hard to find people opposed to cuts. first to a more remote part of the world, our south asia correspondent travelled into the him lay yeas to the source of the river ganges where the -- >> hidden in the clouds high in the hidden him lay yeas a disturbing trend. glacier here are melting faster than anywhere else the for two days we trekked through the foothills on our way to the main source of the river ganges. it's a place with huge religious significance, but now it's all about the climate. -- has brought his gps to the very spot where the river first emerges from the gray, discolored ice. it tells him the glacier has receded by about 15-meters in less than six months. the him lay as hold the largent body of ice outside the polar caps but it's shrinking fast. >> this was the line of the glacier in may? >> yes. >> we're standing on the line? >> yes. >> all this over here would have been thick ice then? >> yes. this was thick ice and this has gone back. >> and this is happening to every glacier in the him lay yeas? >> yes. but with different degrees. all the glaciers in the him lay yeas are melting. >> so this is arguably one of the most important places in ina, becaus it's here that river ganges begins its long journey from the himalaya to the bay of ben gall. downstream millions of people depend on the river. as the glaciers melt faster the river is beginning to change. a few miles downstream, evidence of a changing climate. next to the sandy river bed there's been no crop this year and no heavy snowfall in this village for a decade. less snow means the glaciers melt even faster. >> glacier melting clearly spells a very difficult situation. they are melting at a very rapid rate. the possibility that if we don't do something about stabilizing the earth's climate, then these glaciers could easily vanish in the next few decades. >> an alarming thought, the future of the the ganges and for the people who rely on the river. the indian government disputes some of the climate's science, but it knows it needs to know more and fast about what's really happening to the glaciers in the himalaya. chris morris, bbc news, gangatry. >>> oil is about to flow from a new well on the edge of houston in texas. america's oil boom started here a century ago. people see no reason to stop i now. they know they're going to get plenty of oil out of this new well, because here is the promise. here it is, surprisingly runny, slightly sweet. but this is the stuff that powers the american economy and why there's such resistance to curbs on greenhouse gasses. each stroke lifts more oil to the surface. easy money and demand is huge. talk of limiting carbon dioxide is seen as pointless. >> the question is, how much difference does co2 really make in our atmosphere? and that question should be debated. there are a lot of climate drivers. you can see the sun shining on my face right now. the sun obviouslily is one of the biggest climate drivers. it goes through many cycles. >> and oil is what keeps america moving. it's the lifeblood for millions of truckers. robert garcia sells trucks. we head out onto a bumpy freeway. he fears that limiting emissions will hit jobs at just the wrong time. >> anything that will raise fuel costs in my industry is a killer, meaning the owner operators will have to pay more for fuel, the costs of goods will go up, and so everybody would have to pay more for all the goods they use, consume on a daily basis. >> so is there a greener way to fuel america? well, here in california one option is a thick soup of tiny organisms, a potential source of oil, flourishing in vast pools that stretch across the sand, algae. this bright green algae grows really easily here. it's cultivated in these huge ponds, thriving under the desert sun, drawing in carbon dioxide and producing an oil which can made into fuel. a glimpse of a green future. it's early days for algae fuel but serious money is now behind it. and researchers believe it's a route that america must pursue. >> there is a way to both stimulate our economy, be mindful about our environment, and develop new energy products that we can use sustainably through the next 50 to 100 years. and i believe algae is one of the ways to do it. >> twilight at the giant refineries. america stands at a crossroads, black oil or green. its politicians are divided over climate change, and the rest of the world is waiting for the outcome. david troppman, bbc news in texas. >> what would you say is the perfect gift for the world's fastest man? of course a baby cheetah. -- who has run faster than any human in history is now the proud sponsor of this 3-month-old cub called lightning bolt. the jamaican was in the kenyan capital nairobi promoting conservation efforts for the nation's wildlife. the triple threat of trophy hunting, climb change and human encroachment endangers many animals in kenya. by paying $14,000 to adopt lightning bolt, the sprinter is sure doing something to help. thanks for being with us on bbc world news [funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu; the newman's own foundation; the john d. and catherine t. 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"i'm expecting further barbaric measures against the people" this woman said. here too a new government is being imposed on the country. another technocrat, lucas papademos, was sworn in today. his job, to force through more painful austerity measures demanded by brussels. here at the european commission there's a real sense greece and italy are doing part of what is needed to contain the debt crisis. one problematic prime minister has gone, another is on the way out. but is it democratic? brussels gets what it wants. do the voters? for now though it's money to bail out europe that matters most. many say the european central bank should do more to support countries under threat. in berlin, they don't agree. germany's worried about the consequences of the e.c.b. printing more money. today its economics minister said a bailout would remove the pressure on debt-ridden countries to reform. he also had some advice for britain. translator: i find it a bit odd the british don't have the euro and yet they constantly don't know what we should do and don't want to help in any way. >> a sign of tension, perhaps, george osborne, who is today concentrating on what all of this means back home. >> it's a very, very difficult and dangerous situation in the euro zone. britain is impacted by what's happening. no doubt growth in britain, jobs in britain have been hit by what's going on in the euro zone. >> back in italy, silvio berlusconi this evening headed off for what might be his last official engagement as prime minister. the market stabilized when he announced his -- he would resign. today's news also calmed him. but they know the euro is still in a critical condition. matthew price, bbc news, brussels. >> reports in syria say 26 people were killed friday, adding to an escalating death toll from eight months of anti-government protests. november is likely to be the bloodiest month since the uprising against president assad began in march. arab league meeting saturday is going to discuss the lack of progress on any dialogue. the organization is under intense pressure from human rights campaigners to suspend syria's membership. this report from the bbc's king has some pictures you may find disturbing. >> promises, promises. a week after pledging it would respect human rights, these were the forces of the syrian state in action. here a man who appeared mortally wounded is dragged away by soldiers. across syria, the bloody cost of protests escalates. here a wounded man clutches the foot of his comrades. off camera a voice says contemptuously, these are your reforms, bash ard -- ba shard. the u.n. says 3.5 thousand people have died already, yesterday the demonstrators act as if they marched beyond the point of fear. the state is strengthening its defenses. here troops mind the northern border with lebanon. all of this, say human rights groups, say arab states now must isolate the regime. >> we are looking at masses of civilians who are being either killed, detained, tortured and disappeared and we would like to see it stop as soon as possible and we think the only possible way to do that is to put real concerted pressure on the part of the international community with the assistance of regional organizations, such as arab league. >> the arab league used to be seen as a talking shop for middle eastern regimes. it bristled with the rhetoric of arab but achieved little. events of the arab spring changed that, a new dynamic as emerged, driven by the demands of the street. the league led the way in isolating libya. it was instrumental in bringing about the no-fly zone there. and it's pressed regime to stop bloodshed, without it, any sign of success. a regime in damascus fighting for its life knows concessions will be seen as fatal weaknesses, the beginning of the end of its power. syria lies at the heart of the world's most volatile region. the regime knows this makes military intervention hugely risky and, therefore, highly unlikely. but this doesn't address the heart of president assad's crisis, the determination of many of his people to be rid of them. and from within his own security forces, defections like these have emboldened the opposition. whatever the world decides, it's the powerful forces within syria itself that will define the end game. >> there's been an upserge of violence in yemen with reports suggesting 11 people killed and dozens wounded and fighting between government forces and militias. it comes as a united nations envoy returns to the country with the aim of getting months of conflict between the president and opposition groups. the head of the u.n. peacekeeping operations, i should say, explained the sudanese military for an air raid on a refugee camp across the border in south sudan. they rejected the claim saying char tune does not bomb refugee camps. but they called for an independent inquiry. 38 have been injured in peru after police clashed with anti-mining protesters. in the country's northwest, protesters used tree trunks to block a stretch of the busy per-american highway to draw attention to those caused by mining. quee elizabeth's grandson will begin a six-week tour next year shortly before the 30th anniversary of britain's defeat of argentina in the falklands war. britain said the appointment -- deployment to the arch pell ago is routine. turkish vessels are shadowing a passenger ferry hijacked off the northwestern port of is mitt. the captain was allowed to give a brief interview to turkish television in which he said there were four hijackers. officials say there were 25 passenger and crew on board. this is the latest from will grant. for hours the passenger ferry cart tepi has been in the hijacker's hands. as police reinforcements arrived on the key side of the town, the ferry was being tracked by coast guard vessels in the sea of marna. it embarked from the northwestern port of ismut and there are believed to be as many as 25 on board. the captain gave a brief interview to turkish television saying the vessel was taken over by four hijackers thought to belong to the banned p.k.j. tushish movement. one of the hijackers is reportedly carrying a bomb and expected to reach an island where the p.p.k. leader has been jailed since 1999. but for now the authorities say they've not received any specific political demands. translator: we are running out of fuel and they need food. >> the standoff has left friends and families on board very worried. this man's neighbor is on the ferry. when they didn't return home, he said, i came down to the port. but for the time being, there's been very little information available. they requested fresh supplies. the families are in for an anxious night. will grant, bbc news. >> mexico's interior minister has been killed in a helicopter crash. 45-year-old francisco blake mota is one of eight people who died in what's thought to be an accident outside mexico city. he played a leading role in the fight against drug gangs. peter bose reports. >> the minister's helicopter came down in the hills to the south of mexico city. he was traveling to a meeting with a number of officials from the mexican government. the cause of the crash isn't known. a spokesman for president felipe calderon said authorities launched a full investigation. translator: at this moment we're investigating all possible causes of this very unfortunate incident. with respect to relatives and public opinion, there will be a fall investigation by authorities to clarify the circumstances of this unfortunate incident. >> as tirneyor minister responsible for national security, francisco blake traveled widely often to violent areas in cities ravaged by the city's drug wars. he had a leading role in the ongoing battle with the drug cartels. he was known as a hard liner, determined to end the trafficking and drugs which has claimed 45,000 lives over the past five years. mr. blake morrow is the second mexican interior minister in president calderon's government to be killed in an aviation accident. a predecessor died when his small plane crashed in mexico city three years ago. peter bose, bbc news, los angeles. >> you're watching bbc news. still to come, here's hoping for a presidential comeback. the strong man following vladimir putin is exactly russia wants? >> he was once the richest man in ireland but sean quinn has been depee claired bankrupt. the businessman once said to be worth nearly 5 billion euros got into trouble when he invested heavily in the anglo irish bank. it later collapsed and his shares became worthless. from belfast, kevin mcgee reports. >> 63-year-old sean quinn is one of ireland's best known self-made millionaires whose fortunes have marred irish economy going from boom to bust. his problems can be placed back to the crash of the dublin-based anglo bank whose headquarters lie unfinished, he bet on the bank's share price and lost hundreds of millions of euro as a result. this led to the demise of the quinn empire. he lost control of quinn insurance and various manufacturing companies in april. today at the high court in belfast, he voluntarily applied for and was near bankrupt over an alleged debt of 2.8 billion euro at the anglo irish. while he denies know owing the full amount, he does accept he owns the bank for property loans. >> there are debts he's unable to repay which are due to the anglo irish bank in the summit of about $200 million and he has no ability to repay those debts. >> after the brief hearing, he released a statement saying, have i been portrayed as a reckless gambler who bet on a bank. the irish government are intending making scapegoats on my family and i. he defended the decision to apply for bankruptcy here saying, i was born, reared and worked all of my life here. the company who now controls anglo questioned if he even qualifies for bankruptcy in northern ireland. it's said the bank is examining the validity of this application for bankruptcy in light of mr. quinn's residency and extensive interest and liabilities within the republic of ireland. by declaring himself bankrupt in northern ireland, sean quinn only has to wait a year before going back into business. if he had done the same in the republic, it would take 12 years. >> this is bbc news. these are the headlines. stock markets rally as the italian senate adopts a key package of cuts designed to aavoid a bailout of the euro's third largest economy. the death toll from syria's crackdown on protesters continues to escalate with the arab league under pressure to freeze syria's membership. president obama is to host the annual apec leader's summit beginning in hawaii. with most european economies stagnating, mr. obama is expected to use the occasion to hitch the u.s. economy to opportune in the asia pacific region and that's turning into a debate over a new trade agreement, transpacific partnership. >> hawaii is where barack obama was born, indonesia where he grew up. on the face of it, he's a pacific president. but until recently, pressures at home and crises abroad have kept him focused on 2k34ess demestish issues and america's traditional ties to europe and middle east. now with the start of the nine-day trip taking in two summits and handshakes with at least 20 regional leaders, he's the center ps spees of a new american engagement with asia. >> we obviously believe that the world's strategic and economic center of gravity will be the asia pacific for the 21st century and it will be up to american state craft over the next decade to lock in a substantially increased investment, diplomatic, economic, strategic and otherwise. >> but at the apec summit near the beaches of honolulu, asian countries are looking for evidence that the u.s. is serious. in particular, whether they will be progress on the transpacific partnership, now in discussion with nine other countries. one of them is singapore, looking to make the most of the shift in financial power from indebted europe to surging asia. >> we have a long-term change in asia is the emergence of the new economies china, india, southeast asian countries. and the shift in the balance and center of gravity from the west to the east. and how we're going to manage that change in a peaceful, constructive, mutually beneficial way. >> but there could be storms ahead. china is pushing its own version of a free trade deal worth 12 asian countries. while they're happy to trade with china, they're also worried about becoming too dependent and want the u.s. to give them an alternative. the summit will be part a beauty contest and partly test of strength, as china and the u.s. try to win friends for the pacific century ahead. >> in britain the daily newspaper said it's obtained a confidential army document that suggests twice as many soldier as previously thought could be facing redundancy over the next few years. the daily telegraph suggests 15 .5 thousand posts will close and that will be a dramatic cut to britain's armed forces. those wounded in iraq and afghanistan will not be exempt from any future redundancies. britain's future of defense said it had absolutely no plan to change the way it treated wounded, injured and said no decisions have been taken on the scale of the next trench of redundancies. vladimir putin defended his decision to stand in next year's presidential elections in russia. he says he's campaigning to keep the country strong and not for personal gain. mr. putin is the overwhelming favorite to return to a position he first held 12 years ago and some see his political indemrunes as increasingly destructive force. our diplomatic correspondent brinlt kendall has been to meet mr. putin in moscow. >> vladimir putin, for 12 years the face of russia. now he's made it clear he wants to come back as president next year and could be around until 2024. if he can stay in power for so long unchallenged, what has happened to russian democracy. tonight there was a chance to quiz him face to face, meeting with foreign analysts of russia over dinner, he denied he was driven by personal ambition or desire to stop russia changing. it doesn't mean that the political system should stagnate, he told us. but, of course, we're thinking of ways for the foam have more influence on those in power. vladimir putin may not have it all his own way. yes, here in russia he's still the most popular politician. but this place has changed a lot since he came to power. people live better thought butt they're also more dissatisfied and some of those who once praised him for restoring order now say he could be leading the country in a dangerous direction. for all of the appearance of growing rich and poor. stability has become stagnation and could lead to social explosion. even putin's form prime minister says it could be on the cards. you really think it could be the equivalent of the arab spring here in russia? >> absolutely, absolutely. and everything putin is doing that encouraged this mood. it would not -- it would not mature soon, but indefinitely. >> the question is what would it take to get russians traditionally apathetic out onto the streets outside moscow peace headquarters, we found this small picket, hardly the stirrings of revolution but russia's top political blogger said the internet has given the opposition a powerful new tool. >> i think all of the talks about social customer maization and he pathies is true -- empathy is true but everything can change in a very short time. >> some fear more dissent won't be tolerated. owe lag carbon was savagely beaten by thugs a year ago, apparently for critical articles he wrote. translator: it will get more dangerous. many were afraid after what happened to me but can you not stay afraid. something has to change. >> vladimir putin's return to the presidency isn't in doubt. what's much more uncertain is whether his strong man's style is still what most russians want. bridget kendall, bbc news, moscow. >> millions of people across the globe stopped what they were doing on friday as a mark of respect on armistice day. a two-minute slines was observed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month commemorating the very moment the first world war came to an end 93 years ago. robert hall has this report. >> the sound of a bugle echoing across pat raid ground of camp bastion in afghanistan. the defense secretary paying his tribute to the campaign, a reminder today's act of remembrance spans conflicts stretching back over nine decades. painstakingly restored by the imperial war museum for this anniversary, the stark images from the first world war battles on the son which claimed more than 57,000 lives on the first day alone. a four-year conflict which ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. the hour went on a cloudy morning in 2011, a silence spread outwards in the busy heart of london. the record number of copies sold this year, around 46 million, suggested growing level of public engagement with this act of remembrance. two short minutes in cities, towns and villages where many had time to consider their linked with the past. >> two minutes when families and friends could reflect on their own, more recent losses. >> the worse bit for me was stood in front of so many closets with photographs of people and lives have been killed and i know their families very well. so they weren't just photograph s. they were loved ones of the families i have come to know and love myself. as traffic flowed again in whitehall, police announced support by those who gathered near the senator. there were more than 170 arrests. above all this was a day when communities stepped away from the concerns of the hectic modern life to stand in silence, to lay their poppies and crosses at a time when passed and present are intertwined. robert hall, bbc news. >> you're watching bbc news, just before we take our leave, reminder of the main headline and stock markets in europe as well as united states have risen after italy and greece took steps to solve their huge debt problems. they, of course, threatened the future of the entire euro zone. the upper house, the senate, approved long delayed economic reform package and lower house is expected to endorse that over the weekend. once that happens, silvio berlusconi is expected to step down as prime minister whofment will his successor be? the man you saw with the gray hair shaking hands was the former e.c. european commissioner mario become the new prime minister in italy. this is bbc news. thanks very much indeed. don't forget our website and there's plenty more there on all of the stories we featured, including detailed look at the crisis in the euro zone, italy and greece particularly in the spot light. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. union bank. and shell. >> this is kim - about to feel one of his 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