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BBC News
Apr 6, 2017 10:00pm BST
in syria. we'll have the latest. also on the programme. president trump prepares to meet china's presidnt xi, the first face to face talks between the super power rivals. britain's highest court rules against a father who took his daughter on holiday during the school term. the issue is no longer — if ever it was — about term time holidays. it's about the state taking the rights of parents away, when it comes to making decisions about their children. not the welcome he was expecting for the french presidential candidate francois fillon — we'll have the latest from the campaign trail. there's a dramatic start to the masters, with the world number one dustinjohnson pulling out. and an inspired work of art, or expensive folly? we have an exclusive on the latest work by damian hirst. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news: dustinjohnson walks off the first tee and out of the masters. the world number one won't play at augusta after injuring his back in a fall at home. good evening. in an apparent major shift in policy, the trump administration says syria has no future under bas
BBC News
Jul 4, 2017 10:00pm BST
could reach as far as alaska. calls for china to put pressure on its belligerent neighbour to stop its weapons programme. china has it in its hands to put on a lot more pressure, and we want to see them do that over the coming weeks and months. as the un prepares to discuss it, we'll be looking at how much of a threat this latest missile test poses. also tonight... the youngest victim of the manchester arena bombing. saffie roussos would have been nine today — her mother is still in hospital. she looked at me and said, saffie‘s gone, hasn't she? i was dreading it. shejust looked at me and said, she's gone. isaid, yeah. she goes — i knew. a bbc investigation reveals evidence of repeated cover—ups of child sexual abuse in the cadet forces. a call for cancer patients to be offered genetic testing for personalised treatment within five years. and short work for the top seeds at wimbledon as favourite roger federer makes it through to the second round. coming up in sportsday on bbc news... slovakian cyclist peter sagan is disqualified from the tour de france after a crash that l
BBC News
Jan 6, 2017 10:00pm GMT
should die. a visit to china's most polluted city, as the country struggles with the worst winter smog of recent years. and chris froome talks to us about the damage done to cycling by allegations of doping and misconduct. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news: all the day's stories, including action from the fa cup third round's opening game between west ham and manchester city. good evening. president putin did try to boost donald trump's campaign for the presidency, according to a report published tonight by us intelligence officials. the report was released shortly after intelligence chiefs had briefed mr trump on their findings. the president—elect insisted that any cyber espionage by russia, china or anyone else, had not influenced the result of the contest. but he is now ordered a plan to be delivered within 90 days of taking office of developing an aggressive reserve —— response to any cyber attacks as nick bryant tells us. american intelligence tonight released its explosive report, claiming vladimir putin personally ordered an influence campaign, to help donald trump win
BBC News
Jul 11, 2017 10:00pm BST
china to the west. now china's president is resurrecting the route with a 7,500 mile railway — costing more than £1 trillion. but is it a win for all or a bid for strategic influence? in a series of special reports this week, our china editor, carrie gracie, is travelling the length of china's new rail route to the uk. tonight, she continues herjourney starting in western china. this is the face of the new silk road. behind the stage make—up, buhalima is a muslim from a farming family. her people left behind by china's growth. here in xinjiang, the state fears radical islam. and ethnic unrest has kept many away. translation: tourists i met told me they heard xinjiang was unsafe, that they couldn't be sure to get out unharmed if they came here. some people did some bad things and it's affected all of us. china is trying to re—write the script. at this theatre, a grand narrative of ethnic unity and opportunities for all. there is a lot of ground to cover. the wealth gap between west china and the coast, a challenge as immense as the terrain.
BBC News
Jul 12, 2017 10:00pm BST
china's ambitious plan to recreate the famous silk road — the ancient trading route between east and west. it's thought it'll cost almost a trillion pounds and involves a new rail link from china to the uk, being paid for by the chinese. it passes through countries like the former soviet republic of kazakhstan, amid growing concerns about china's influence. 0ur china editor carrie gracie started out in eastern china on her 7000 milejourney along the new silk road. tonight, she's reached kazakhstan. bells chime for two centuries, central asia was russia's backyard. kazakhstan got its independence when the soviet union collapsed. but russian remained the language of business — until now. this is china's new silk road in action. the economy slowing back home, state construction companies put to work abroad. master builder xu xiwen, delivering a cutting—edge urban railway. translation: china's advanced technology is bringing convenience and more comfort and safety to travellers in kazakhstan. if this project goes well, it will serve as a model for others. china says its plans are for
BBC News
Oct 23, 2017 10:00pm BST
xijinping, entering his second term in office, has promised a stronger, richer china, under even more robust party control. but his first term included the restriction of important freedoms, including for those campaigning for women's rights. so how do those chinese people who argue for greater equality see their future? 0ur china editor carrie gracie met one woman whose story sheds light on china's development. in xi jinping's new era, people who think differently learn to hide. hi! leilei is careful who she opens the door to. police harassment is a constant fear and she has been forced to move many times. hejust pulls her out of the door and he says, "if you don't do what i said, i will arrest you". she and her partner are targets because they belong to a women's group, a threat in the eyes of the one—party state. whatever i do, they will come to me. they will harass me. they will harass my landlords, because they are afraid. so how does the party see you? does it see you as trouble? definitely, they saw me, they see me as a rebel, maybe someone who will cause a lot of trouble, wh
BBC News
Sep 15, 2017 10:00pm BST
in new york. but first let's go to our china editor, carrie gracie, who is in shenyang on the china and north korea border. china is pretty much north korea's only ally in the world but so far is reluctant to take the kind of action against north korea that the us has been calling for. yes, fiona. i'm in north—east china, near the north korean border, as you say, an area where they remember with pride the korean war. memorials like the one behind me, which they call a war against the united states, to assist career. that gives a sense of some of the difficulties they face, that historical memory, economic reasons, strategic reasons, and reasons of sheer soul reservation against a vengeful north korean dictator, all those reasons holding them back from abandoning the north korean regime absolutely. so they have been trying to hold a position, as you see again today, with their defensive response to american pressure for more acute sanctions against north korea. they say they are implement existing un resolutions to the letter. all sides need to ratchet down the tension, according t
BBC News
Aug 29, 2017 10:00pm BST
says his country is now facing an unprecedented threat. china has warned that the crisis is now at a tipping point. the missile, which potentially has the power to carry a nuclear warhead, was fired eastward from near pyongyang at six in the morning local time. it flew over japan's hokkaido island before crashing into the sea 700 miles off the japanese coast. sirens blared out, and text messages were sent across northern japan, warning people in the missile‘s flight path to take cover. our first report tonight is from rupert wingfield—hayes in tokyo. siren blares. this is how people in northern japan were awoken atjust after six this morning. "a missile is passing," the announcer says. "a missile is passing, please find shelter immediately." at city hall, there are frantic phone calls. is there any damage? this is not a practice, this is real. a north korean missile has just flown overhead. translation: my phone was by my bed. suddenly, it started ringing with alerts. i really shocked. "we have nowhere to escape to," says this man, "that's the scariest thing." the missile that fl
BBC News
Aug 30, 2017 10:00pm BST
, including china, were unanimous in condemning north korea. but today, the cracks have already begun to appear. from president trump came this tweet, ruling out any prospect of talks. "the us has been talking to north korea and paying them extortion money for 25 years," he exclaimed. "talking is not the answer." here injapan, prime minister theresa may said china must now do something. we want to work with international partners to see what further pressure can be brought on north korea. and of course particularly look at what china can do. in beijing, china‘s foreign ministry spokeswoman had this rather caustic response. translation: some countries dash forward when it comes to imposing sanctions, but hide away when it comes to asking for peace talks. this is not the attitude of a responsible nation. there is growing suspicion that north korea could not have developed this new missile so fast by itself. there is also agreement that it must be stopped. but there is none on how to do it. china wants talks. the us, britain and japan, more sanctions. meanwhile, north korea is almost c
BBC News
Mar 2, 2017 10:00pm GMT
york stock exchange. in china, we witness the official efforts to silence popular criticism ahead of the national people's congress. and jackie's life afterjfk — the lost letters which reveal a love affair with a senior british diplomat. and coming up in sportsday later in the hour on bbc news — high drama in dubai for andy murray. after an epic tie—break, the world number one is into the the semifinals. good evening. one of president trump's most trusted colleagues, the us attorney generaljeff sessions, is under intense pressure tonight. he's facing allegations that he lied under oath about his contacts with russian officials during the election campaign. but mr sessions, speaking within the past hour, has denied any improper contact and he's announced that he'll not be involved in the official investigation into claims of russian influence in the presidential election. our north america editor jon sopel reports. marine one touching down on the navy's newest aircraft carrier, and the president feeling the full downdraught of the latest setback to buffet his administration.
BBC News
Jan 20, 2017 10:00pm GMT
, particularly from china, as the destroyer of american jobs. the trump white house has now confirmed the us withdrawal from the transpacific partnership the us withdrawal from the tra nspacific partnership and threatens withdrawal from the nafta deal with america's neighbours too, if renegotiation fails. i'm afraid international affairs are messy and complex, and i suspect that if trump clings to that i win and you lose kind of mentality, that will cause problems. so in donald trump's new world, does britain stand to win, or lose? the government hopes for an early trade deal with the new anti—eu president, but does his isolationism threatened britain's wider global interests? we have a deep and —— we have a deep and enduring relationship between the uk and the us, and because it's so deep and the us, and because it's so deep and so complex it will prosper and i'm quite confident of that in the future. donald trump has got to go... but demonstrators today in several british cities were in no doubt. for these protesters outside the american embassy it's been a bad day,
BBC News
Aug 9, 2017 10:00pm BST
economic pressure. it is now backed by the united nations, including the us, russia and china. although china has yet to show how far it really will go. it leaves the grimmest option of all, american military action. president trump's comments this week only increase north korea's paranoia about the threat from the united states, and it's not going to change north korea's current course of action. we need to get on the road towards dialogue with the north, as difficult as that is, to decrease tensions and find a way out of this crisis. how should world leaders try to balance all the risks? is it an acceptable risks to allow the regime to get its nuclear weapons, and then rely on them being rational, like other nuclear weapon states, and to not use them? the answer to that depends on getting inside the head of kimjong—un. but he is harder to read than say, the old soviet union. with the soviet union, we had some reasonable visibility into the system. we don't have that with north korea. and so, although we can hope and assume that kim jong—un is rational enough and sensible enough to
BBC News
Jul 24, 2017 10:00pm BST
, but warned that competition from china, japan, korea and america is fierce. we are producing the cells we‘re producing, even our competitors are saying, it‘s 80, 90% better than what they‘ve got. but we‘ve got to keep it up, you know, because they‘ll catch up and they‘ll beat us if we don‘t watch it. as governments around the world scramble to cut pollution, demand for batteries is soaring. in china, they used £5 billion worth of lithium ion batteries three years ago. that would double by 2019. it‘s the same story across western europe. again production will nearly double from 1.2 billion to £2.3 billion. batteries could also make wind and solar power more productive. one idea being floated is to use old electric car batteries to store energy from wind turbines. i think we‘ll see, and people are already working on this, in the uk, combining batteries with the production of renewable power. and if you can do that successfully at scale, you can remove the challenge that the wind doesn‘t blow all the time and the sun doesn‘t always shine. and you can have a c
BBC News
Jul 10, 2017 10:00pm BST
the birmingham pub bombings. we have a special report on china's trillion pound product to build a new silk road across 60 countries to the uk and beyond. with no other country offering a big idea right now this is the most ambitious bid to shape oui’ is the most ambitious bid to shape our century. _ as two shock exit for nadal after a thrilling five set, five hour match. and later we will have sportsday on the bbc news channel with all the latest reports, results, interviews and features from the bbc sports the parents of the terminally ill baby charlie gard have returned to the courts to present evidence of experimental nuclear men in america which they say could help them. great ormond street, who are treating the boy, says the experiments have not beenjustified. but the parents have accused the judge hearing the case have accused him of lying. fergus walsh reports. save charlie gard! vocal, passionate and determined. charlie gard's parents have considerable support. it includes the pope and donald trump. let us pray. and now this pro—life evangelical preacher who was once jaile
BBC News
Aug 2, 2017 10:00pm BST
concerns. previous attempts at gene editing human embryos in china lead to serious errors in the dna so a lot more research is needed before this could be used to treat patients. fergus, a lot of hope for some people — but will raise a lot of ethical concerns. it will and firstly the hope. there are around 10,000 diseases that are caused by a single error in the gene, most of them rare. the heart condition we heard about in the report effects one in 500 people but it is the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest in otherwise healthy people so it has a big impact. couples who know they are at risk of passing on a genetic disorder is already at options. they can have ivf embryo screening to pick the embryos which do not have the disorder but this technique will give them more options. the ethical debate is very important. it raises theissue, debate is very important. it raises the issue, how far should we go and tinker with nature to have a healthy child? the aims are laudable, trying to edit out diseases, but what if we could edit in traits? what about genes for intelligence or
BBC News
Sep 6, 2017 10:00pm BST
words provide the army with political cover. her diplomats are working with russia and china to prevent criticism at the un. it's a stance that prompts an unsettling question — is her longstanding commitment to human rights partial, never to embrace the beleaguered rohingya muslims? fergal keane, bbc news. the importance of science and innovation to the uk economy has been repeatedly highlighted by ministers as they consider britain's future outside the european union. so how could brexit affect the scientific community here? it receives eu funding and it does collaborate with european scientists on many important projects. today, the government outlined its vision for science and brexit and our science editorm david shukman, has been taking a closer look. european funding underpins much of british science. it supports the search for a new, clean source of energy, with this experimental fusion reactor near oxford. it helps the exploration of graphene, an astonishing material with huge industrial potential, and it contributes to research into flooding and how best to predict it. and be
BBC News
Jan 16, 2017 10:00pm GMT
real president trump. how will he translate sometimes baffling words into action? china has also reacted strongly to mr trump's latest pronouncements. state media in beijing said china would ‘take off the gloves‘ and take strong action if mr trump continued to provoke beijing over taiwan. mr trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a telephone call from the taiwanese president, a move that angered beijing, which regards taiwan as part of china. our correspondentjohn sudworth reports from beijing. not everyone in china is taking donald trump too seriously. his inauguration this week comes just ahead of the chinese new year of the rooster. and this factory is making, well, giant trump lookalike chicken balloons. the orders are flowing in, we can barely cope, the boss tells me. but increasingly mr trump is becoming a target of anger. rather than a figure of fun. mock—ups of taiwanese ships provide shooting practice at this chinese military museum. just across the taiwan strait. while us presidents have long avoided challenging beijing's claim to sovereignty,
BBC News
Jul 14, 2017 10:00pm BST
prayers at the sacred al—aqsa mosque. all this week, we've been reporting on china's plan to recreate the famous silk road, the ancient trading route between east and west. the ambitious project will mean building infrastructure in more than 60 countries. president xi jinping says it will boost trade, and will benefit all involved. but critics say that china's markets are far from open, and that the project will benefit beijing at the expense of other countries. our china editor, carrie gracie, has been following the 7000—mile route from eastern china. tonight, she reports from poland. facing west since the end of the soviet era but eastern europe is becoming a key piece in china's strategicjigsaw. wieslaw and his son would never sell polish land to chinese investors. he explains they are actually trying to expand, hoping to sell dairy products to wealthy chinese consumers who think the grass here is greener. china could be a big new market for european milk, but it's a long and complicated journey from here to the breakfast table in beijing. it's a journey wieslaw wants to risk, as dai
BBC News
Sep 4, 2017 10:00pm BST
south korea, and from china, as the un security council fails to agree on a joint response. also tonight... following allegations of violence at an immigration detention centre, it's revealed the private security firm gas was warned three years ago about the behaviour of some of its staff. kensington palace announce the duke and duchess of cambridge are expecting their third child. england, scotland and northern ireland have all taken a step closer to qualifying for the world cup. and britain's tallest bridge, the queensferry crossing, has been formally opened by the queen. coming up on sportsday later in the hour on bbc news, we'll have details of all three home nations‘ matches, including northern ireland's attempt to secure second place in their group. good evening. the united nations security council has been meeting in emergency session to discuss the threat posed by north korea, following its latest nuclear test. but the meeting failed to produce a response, which could unite the americans and the chinese. the us accused north korea of "begging for war", and called for th
BBC News
Oct 17, 2017 10:00pm BST
individuals linked to extremism in the uk. he says the service is facing an intense challenge. in china, they're getting ready for the biggest event in the the communist party calendar, the national congress, as the president tightens his grip on power. and, we'll be talking to this year's winner of the man booker prize — announced this evening. coming up in sportsday on bbc news: could tottenham spring a surprise in spain against the holders real madrid? one of three english sides in champions league action tonight. good evening. prices are rising at a faster rate than at any time in the past five years, according to the latest official data. inflation, as measured by the consumer prices index, rose to 3% last month, driven up by increases in transport and food prices. the cost of living is rising faster than wages for millions of workers, but the state pension is now set to increase by a minimum of 3% next year. the governor of the bank of england, mark carney, says an interest rate rise may be necessary in the coming months, as our economics editor kamal ahmed reports. running almo
BBC News
Feb 10, 2017 10:00pm GMT
agreed to honour the so—called "one china" policy, which he'd previously threatened to re—examine. it relates to the status of the island of taiwan, which has its own government but which beijing sees as a breakaway province. the one china policy acknowledges there is only one chinese government and that diplomatic relations must be with china, not taiwan. our china editor, carrie gracie, reports from the taiwanese capital taipei. people in taiwan have more freedom of expression than people in china. after 70 years of governing itself, this noisy democracy has a mind of its own. taiwan even has political satire. in this animation studio, they are notjust mocking their own president but mr xi and mr trump as well. we have 1800 missiles pointed our way but at the same time in taiwan we have absolute freedom to do anything we want, so satire is one of the good things we need to push because it helps taiwan to get its name out there. beijing doesn't do satire. it's threatened to retake taiwan by force, and it sailed its aircraft carrier past the island last month to show that it means bus
BBC News
Jun 20, 2017 10:00pm BST
who call for independence from china. carrie lam is the chief executive—elect of the former british colony, which is about to mark 20 years since its handover to china. she's been talking to our china editor, carrie gracie. 20 years since hong kong returned to china, and its leaders are often accused of being beijing's puppets. they're chosen not by the public, but by an establishment committee, carrie lam won 777 votes. how can you claim to represent all the people of hong kong with only that number? well, i don't think it is a question of a number. the question is about legitimacy. i know perception is important, but to say that i am just a puppet, i won this election because of pro—beijing forces is, sort of, a failure to acknowledge what i have done in hong kong over the last 36 years. i have pledged that, as part of my governance style, i will be engaging all sectors of the community, especially the young people. three years ago, young people made their own effort to engage with a massive democracy protest that brought the heart of hong kong to a standstill for months. they w
BBC News
Jul 13, 2017 10:00pm BST
climate accord, there are hints of a shift. world leaders pay tribute to one of china's most prominent political dissidents, liu xiaobo, after he dies in custody aged 61. and the end of a dream forjohanna konta, as she fails to become the first british woman in a0 years to reach the wimbledon final. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news: chris froome loses the yellowjersey in the tour de france, as he struggles on the final climb in today's 12th stage. good evening. it's another major step on britain's path to leaving the european union. the government has finally published its long—awaited plans to pave the way for eu law to be transferred into british law. the european union withdrawal bill is being described as one of the largest legal projects ever undertaken in the uk. the government's called for all parties to work together to make it a success. but already labour is calling for significant changes, and the liberal democrats are warning they will make life "hell" for the government. the bill will take an estimated 12,000 eu laws and copy them into uk law on the day t
BBC News
Mar 6, 2017 10:00pm GMT
animals have died, has been ordered to close. in china, the government takes action against old, polluting vehicles. it says it will make the skies "blue again". and 30 years after the zeebrugge ferry disaster, relatives, survivors and rescuers return to remember the 193 people who lost their lives. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news: chelsea are in action at west ham, as they look to restore their ten—point lead at the top of the premier league. good evening. trade union leaders have demanded assurances about the future of thousands of jobs at vauxhall‘s two car plants in the uk, at luton and ellesmere port. vauxhall has been sold by general motors to the french car manufacturer, psa, which owns peugeot and citroen. ministers say they are cautiously optimistic about the future but it all depends on performance. according to the head of psa. labour says the brexit process adds a new layer of doubt, as our industry correspondent, john moylan, reports. vauxhall‘s plant at elsner, the centre of gm's operations for years. but now there is uncertainty for thousands of worke
BBC News
Mar 16, 2017 10:00pm GMT
, mount etna. china has declared that islamist separatists in the far west of the country are the greatest threat to the nation's security. a great wall of iron to safeguard the country's vast western region of xinjiang — home to a community of some ten million uighurs, mostly muslim people, and the government is concerned that they are vulnerable to radicalising propaganda from syria and iraq. widespread intimidation makes reporting from the region gained exclusive access and sent this report. southern xinjiang, once the fabled silk road now, the front line in china's war on terror. they call it an all—out offensive, a new great wall of iron. thousands of troops pledging to lay down their lives and shed blood. we are heading for the scene of the only confirmed attack this year. china doesn't want the world to see the police checkpoint. filming has to be discreet. body searches in every public building. we are the only foreign reporters to get to pishan county. three young uighurs knifed a group of han chinese on the street here last month. five victims died of their wounds. p
BBC News
Jul 5, 2017 10:00pm BST
military action. translation: for russia and china, it is absolutely clear that any attempt to justify a military solution using security council resolutions as a pretext, is unacceptable. but it is china's reluctance to use its economic clout against north korea which has angered at donald trump. as he left the european complained about the growing trade between both countries, saying on twitter, so much for china working with us but we had to give it a try. the question is what else the us might do. today's joint military exercises were designed to show what commanders said could happen if us self restraint were lifted. i'm sure they will be looking at a military option. it's their bases under threat, their seaboard which is now within reach. but whether any other country would be asked to come and help is, at the moment, hypothetical. tonight, donald trump arrived in poland ahead of the t20 summit, where the crisis will be high on the agenda but where a united response looks unlikely. and james joins us now. you're in poland, where donald trump has just landed. what more can
BBC News
Jan 13, 2017 10:00pm GMT
rumours of a big offerfrom china. good evening. there's been further confirmation of the difficulties within the nhs, as it's emerged nearly half of all hospitals in england declared a major alert in the first week of the year. that means they had no more beds available, all routine surgery was cancelled, and doctors were called in from leave. four out of ten trusts were forced to raise the alarm, as hospitals and accident and emergency departments struggled to cope. nhs england says six of the trusts overall issued the highest alert, meaning patients‘ safety could be at risk. our health editor hugh pym has more. how do you feel now? it's still sore but a lot better than it was. perfect. another day, another a&e patient. here a fractured wrist is dealt with. apologies for the delay. patients waiting and nhs staff doing the best they can under extreme pressure. the story here at northwick park hospital in london is the same across the service. things are a little quieter today, but they know bad weather could bring a surge in patients this weekend. this a&e consultant to
BBC News
Jan 31, 2017 10:00pm GMT
trump administration alongside china, russia and islamic extremism, as a threat to the future of the eu. more on that in a moment. first this report from washington by our north america editor, jon sopel. four days since president tramp signed the extreme vetting policy and the administration is trying to clarify whether it was a ban or a pause, who was consulted, who will be affected and what the executive order is and is not. it was left to the secretary of homeland security to offer reassurance. this is not a ban on muslims. the homeland security mission is to safeguard the american people, our homeland and values. religious liberty is one of oui’ values. religious liberty is one of our most fundamental and treasured values. donald trump was today meeting leaders from the pharmaceutical industry after last night delivering a lethal injection to the country's most senior law officer, the acting attorney general. it's already being dubbed the monday night massacre. the offence of sally yates was to issue this memo to her staff at the department ofjustice. she said she wasn't convi
BBC News
Aug 7, 2017 10:00pm BST
for its crime of imposing new economic sanctions on pyongyang. meeting in manila with china's foreign minister, the us secretary of state again called on pyongyang to return to the negotiating table. the best signal that north korea could give us that they are prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches. you know, we have not had an extended period of time where it an extended period of time where they have not taken some kind of provocative action. despite supporting the latest sanctions against pyongyang, china has not completely abandoned its old ally. translation: the international community demands north korea abandon its nuclear weapons programme in order to maintain the non—proliferation treaty. but north korea considers it is under military threat. that is also a security issue. here in south korea at the 51st fighter wing, they continue to hope for the best, while preparing for the worst. everybody we've spoken to here agrees that another conflict on the korean peninsula would be an utter disaster for everybody. that hundreds of thousands of people would die. b
BBC News
May 12, 2017 10:00pm BST
, china, russia, spain and italy. security analysts believe the incidents are all linked. it looked at first like an attack just an hospitals in the uk, but it's now becoming clear that this malicious software has run riot around the world. russia, the united states and many points in between have been hit by what is now a common form of cybercrime. it's become a tool of choice for an awful lot of criminals simply because it's very easy to make money very quickly. you can buy ransomware online for as little as $39. it's quite cheap. at the top end of the market, it comes with a lot of support and payment systems to help you get your money. so how does ransomware work? it often arrives in an innocuous looking e—mail. you click it, the softwa re looking e—mail. you click it, the software is downloaded and spreads through june at work, software is downloaded and spreads throuthune at work, locking up the files on it. then a message flashes up files on it. then a message flashes up on files on it. then a message flashes up on screens, warning files on it. then a message flashes up o
BBC News
Dec 22, 2016 10:00pm GMT
riot vans going towards the prison. thank you for the update. china has warned that relations with the united states could suffer "complications" once donald trump is installed as us president. during the recent election campaign, mr trump made a series of controversial remarks about the impact of chinese imports on american industry and jobs. he's now chosen an economist who's been highly critical of china to lead a new trade council. kamal ahmed explores the prospects for america's relations with china. i graduated with my bachelor's, and i haven't been able to find anything. jobs disappeared. and the way the economy's going right now, it's tough to find a job. it was a major theme of the presidential campaign, an america that had lost its way. globalisation and the rise of china were blamed for economic stagnation and millions ofjobs lost. today, president—elect trump showed his hand, appointing the man who made this film, death by china, as his new trade adviser. he is the economist peter navarro, and he's clear where he feels the fault lies. everyjob that american corporatio
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Mar 23, 2017 10:00pm GMT
people who were injured came from 11 different countries including the united states, china, france and germany. they were taken from westminster to hospitals across london, including here at kings college. undergoing treatment for a fractured leg is 19—year—old travis frain. he was with fellow students on a field trip to parliament when he was hit head—on by the car. he was pictured as emergency crews stretchered him away from the scene. waiting for news inside the locked down parliament building down parliament building was his tutorfrom edge hill university. she told me today that travis is doing well. he's been checking his facebook. lots of other messages from other students wanting to know how he is. clearly, he's not well, but he's dealing with it and he's staying as cheerful as he can. another school trip caught up in the chaos, three french students from this school in brittany were injured, two of them were reported to have suffered serious fractures. romanian officials say this woman, andreea cristea, who fell into the thames, has undergone surgery to treat a blood clot
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May 31, 2017 10:00pm BST
brussels the eu and china to make sure the climate change doesn't fall apart. donald trump has chosen isolation on arguably the biggest issue facing the planet. nick bryant, thank you. it's a war that's largely been forgotten. but libya's descent into chaos, after the fall of general gaddafi six years ago, has created a broken state and a breeding ground for terrorism. it's been exploited by so—called islamic state, who've been drawing in young men, like the manchester bomber, salman abedi. he'd only recently returned from libya when he blew himself up. 0ur middle east correspondent, quentin sommerville, has been talking to another man from manchester — a former friend of abedi's — who travelled to libya, not to support the islamic state group, but to fight them. his report contains flashing images and scenes which some viewers may find disturbing. gunfire libya's been ripping itself apart for years. much ignored, it seemed far off, but we're more involved in this fight than we ever realised. these home videos are from benghazi and one faction, the libyan national army. it's a f
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Aug 23, 2017 10:00pm BST
swift will need to move fast to restore credibility. china is already saying these accidents show us power is declining here. america‘s allies are looking on anxiously. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, in singapore. we reported recently that learner drivers are to have lessons on the motorway from next year. now, a road safety charity wants driving on rural roads to be made compulsory for learners. figures calculated per billion miles of each type of road show that on rural roads there were 9113 deaths in 2015. that‘s compared to 577 on urban routes and 96 deaths on motorways. a word of warning, claire marshall‘s report starts with pictures of an accident which you might find upsetting. no—one in the incident, nor the animals, were badly hurt. watch what can happen on a quiet rural road. incredibly, the horses and the riders have now fully recovered. good boy. ali‘s experience was worse. it wasn‘t caught on camera, but her last horse was killed. she‘d been riding with her son and a friend in a village near melton mowbray. despite all wearing high visibility gear,
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Apr 25, 2017 10:00pm BST
from china and the philippines to this region. in lebanon, lawful transplants are governed by strict rules, but despite efforts there's a lack of available organs. religious and cultural sensitivity around donating fuels the shortage. but legitimate surgeons warn there's untold danger in illegal operations. foreigners who travelled and they obtained organs, they came with much more problems. they came with bad organs, without being masked, they acquired infections, tuberculosis, hiv and so on because those operations to start with were done in very poor circumstances. but for those already caught in this trade, the warnings come too late. translation: i already regret it, but what can i do? i didn't want to do this, but i'm desperate. i had no other choice. authorities insist cases like this are rare and they're taking action. the true scale simply isn't known, but the consequences of choices driven by desperation are all too clear. alex forsyth, bbc news, beirut. government borrowing has fallen to its lowest level in nearly a decade. the office for national statistics says th
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May 19, 2017 10:00pm BST
brought in from china was prepared and packaged ready to flood the streets. we will never arrest our way out of the issue of new psychoactive substances. it's about informing young people of the dangers these substances present. and making sure that they make as best an informed decision as possible. add some solvents. at manchester metropolitan university they're preparing a report on nps in their city. early conclusions are that spice dealing has been driven underground. but it's still available and extremely dangerous. some estimates have suggested that it's 700 times more potent than traditional forms of cannabis. as soon as you take one street dealer out they're just replaced the next day with somebody else. i don't think you're going to stop the street—level dealing. and if you have dealers you have this. for the young street homeless here spice remains a clear and present danger. it's made vulnerable people more vulnerable, people are turning on each other, people who had smoked together are now selling to each other, stealing from each other. people are being put out to beg in
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Jun 23, 2017 10:00pm BST
edf of france and cgn of china. it's the estimated £30 billion in subsidies paid to the two companies on top of the market price for electricity. that's set to add £10 to £15 to the average consumer electricity bill every year over at least 35 years. but with the deal finally signed off by theresa may last year, the cement plants are already at work. construction is gathering pace. and the nuclear industry says future power stations will be cheaper. remember, this is the first new nuclear power station being built in this country for a generation. and just like the first of a kind of new offshore winds were very expensive, the price will come down and the price will come down as follow—on projects happen. but offshore wind and other sources of power have fallen in cost faster than expected, leaving hinkley point looking relatively expensive. the scale of construction is extraordinary, and it's exactly what the government wants — a new source of low carbon, reliable electricity. and at this stage, it's unlikely that any concern about costs could possibly derail the project now. b
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Sep 18, 2017 10:00pm BST
, mark headed east through russia, mongolia and china, crossing australia and new zealand before flying to alaska, where he cycled down through north america
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Jun 1, 2017 10:00pm BST
this global agreement, a legacy of barack obama, claiming it gave china and other countries an unfair competitive advantage and penalised american workers. from the first word to its last, this was an america first address. this agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the united states. the rest of the world applauded when we signed the paris agreement, they went wild, they were so happy. for the simple reason that it put our country, the united states of america, which we all love, at a very, very big economic disadvantage. at what point does america get demeaned? at what point do they start laughing at us as a country? we want fair treatment for its citizens and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers. we don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore and they won't be. they won't be. i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris. for donald trump it is all about the art of the deal. he said he wants to negotiate a better one for america. but he didn't seem that worried if the rest
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Apr 3, 2017 10:00pm BST
i made. that's certainly not the person who i am. and why china is experiencing a baby boom, driven partly by older mothers. coming up in sportsday later in the hour on bbc news: a vote of confidence over three months before the start of the women's european championship, england name theirfinal squad. good evening. at least ten people have died in a suspected suicide bombing on the metro system in st petersburg. president putin, who was in the city at the time, said all causes, including terrorism, were being investigated. the explosion happened in a train carriage as it travelled between two stations. within minutes the entire network was closed and police later found and defused a device at another station. our correspondent, steve rosenberg, is in st petersberg with the latest. 2 million people use the saint petersburg metro every day. this city relies on this underground. earlier today metro train left the station behind me, entered the tunnel and was rocked by an explosion. the blast shocked not just the city but this country as well. a woman shouting, are there any children?
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Jun 29, 2017 10:00pm BST
sovereignty. to mark the anniversary, president xi of china has visited the territory amid high levels of security, given the prospect of protests by democracy campaigners. our china editor carrie gracie has been meeting some of those young people born in the year of the handover. hong kong's patriots greet their president and first lady. flags, but no umbrellas allowed, because umbrellas are the symbol of protest here. he said he'd come to support hong kong. protesters chant. that's not how democracy activists see it, occupying a monument that china presented to hong kong for the handover. one student insisted on herfreedom to protest as she was arrested. hours earlier, she had illustrated her feelings about the chinese communist state. a hong kong flag in mourning. a veteran protester at 20. but she's no longer optimistic about what protest can achieve. another hong konger, born in the year of the handover. this coffee shop barista and freestyle footballer busks to make ends meet. in one of the world's most unaffordable cities, he resents the people from mainland china who he says ar
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Apr 26, 2017 10:00pm BST
neighbouring south korea, in response to the weapons programmes being developed by the north. china has accused the americans of destabilising the entire region. but the us state department said tonight it was still open to negotiations to try to resolve the crisis, as our north america editorjon sopel reports. this isn't for real but it looks terrifyingly like it. this life i exercise conducted by 2000 us and south korean troops just miles from the north korean border at a time of extraordinary tension. it's a show of force, a show of unity, a military exercise with an unmistakable message to the south‘s unpredictable northern neighbour. we wa nt unpredictable northern neighbour. we want peace but we're ready for all eventualities. in washington this morning the head of us pacific command put it like this. as president trump and secretary matters have made clear all options are on the table. we want to bring kim jong—un to his senses, not to his knees. —— mattis. we must look at north korea as if kimjong and will do what he says and when he threatens the united states that is o
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Nov 13, 2017 10:00pm GMT
they from? translation: france, turkey, azerbaijan, pakistan, yemen, saudi, china, tunisia, egypt. there was a huge number of foreigners. this couldn't look like the islamic state's escape to victory, so the sdf insisted there would be no flags and no banners. instead, is fighters sat boldly on top of the trucks. the axle on one lorry broke, it was so overloaded with is weaponry. when they made it to the village of shenina, they stopped at this person's shop. pale and hungry, the is fighters cleared his shelves. translation: we were at the shop here and an sdf vehicle stopped to say there was a truce agreement between them and is. they wanted us to clear the area. as soon as we did so, an is convoy came passing through. there were about 4,000 people leaving raqqa on that road here. it took them about 2—3 hours. it was bumper—to—bumper. coalition aircraft flew above them, but did nothing. the convoy drove on. we kept close on its tracks, for here is where is hoped to disappear. they left the main road. mahmoud watched as they took a dirt trail into the desert. as they passed,
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Feb 22, 2017 10:00pm GMT
traditions don't stay in the villages, accordions made here find their way to china. globalisation is now the great dividing line in french politics, seen as stealing or delivering france's future. translation: we sell to china even though our accordions are taxed at 35% because they want to protect their market. i say yes to globalisation because we have to compensate for shrinking sales in france. farmers here say that politicians like their countryside traditional, but want the benefits of globalisation, too. marine le pen's chance of victory is still slim, but to some her message is alluring — that europe is the problem and france's model doesn't need to change. lucy williamson, bbc news, karez. she was renowned for her style and elegance and now some of princess diana's dresses are to go on display at her former home, kensington palace. the exhibition coincides with the 20th anniversary of her death. the collection will feature 25 of her best known gowns. it will also feature an ink blue evening gown she wore when she danced with the actor john travolta at the white house in 1985.
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Dec 19, 2016 10:00pm GMT
£2.5 billion from china. this report from our home editor, mark easton, contains flashing images. it's a house on the back of a lorry, turning heads in derbyshire today. but in what is hailed as a game changer for britain's housing sector, massive new investment in factory—built homes may mean this will soon be as unremarkable as a cement mixer on a building site. £2.5 billion of chinese investment in six british factories producing 25,000 modular houses like these every year. that is the deal announced today. in theirfactory—built offices in warrington, one of the uk partners in thejoint venture says the factory built homes will cost less than half of what it takes to build a traditional brick house. currently in this country to build property it is usually about £1000 a square metre. once our plans are up and running it will come down to about £400 per square metre, a massive quantum shift in our ability to provide affordable housing. not only will the pricing, grow down. —— come down. the running cost of these houses, because they are highly energy efficient, will be redu
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May 24, 2017 10:00pm BST
country. china's credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in nearly 30 years. moody's, one of the world's big three ratings agencies, reduced china's rating by one notch to a1 — its fifth highest. the move's because of fears that growth in the world's second—biggest economy will slow in the coming years. five people have died in a crash involving a lorry and a car on the m6 in staffordshire. four women and a man, who were all in the car, died in the accident which happened between stoke—on—trent and stafford in the early hours of this morning. the lorry driver's been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. liz copper reports. the crash was on the southbound stretch of the m6 between stoke—on—trent and stafford. the emergency services were called just after 4.30am in the morning. foui’ women and a man travelling in the car — a nissan micra — were killed, while another man, in his 405, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. we're still in the very early stages of the investigation. it appears that it was quite a catastrophic collis
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Feb 13, 2017 10:00pm GMT
customers‘ data has been accessed. china's activities in cyberspace is a significant source of concern. hacking that could hamper vote counting. cyber attacks are, it seems, everywhere. hackers targeting governments, businesses, ordinary people. now a new organisation is being formally launched. its mission to defend the uk. at its new headquarters for the head of the national cyber security centre told me the threat is real. we‘ve had significant losses of personal data, significant intrusions by hostile state activists. significant reconnaissance against critical national infrastructure and ourjob is to make sure we deal with that in the most effective way possible. the most high—profile recent event was the best, and leaking, of us democratic party e—mails, attributed by american spies to the kremlin. —— the theft. and russia is high up the list of worries in the uk. i think there has been an identifiable trend in russian attacks in the west in terms of focusing on critical national industries and on political and democratic processes. so it follows from that that we will
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May 4, 2017 10:00pm BST
prince. the most notorious was during the queen's state visit to china, when her husband told british students there, "if you stay here much longer you'll all be slitty eyed". such public encounters, which supporters portray as an attempt by the prince to put people at their ease, will now diminish, allowing philip more time to enjoy the sport of carriage driving. it's a friendship, there's no holds barred. i've had plenty of disagreements with him — i don't mean nasty ones. prince philip on duty, on display during the diamond jubilee. as he relinquishes all this, the princely pensioner is now free to enjoy himself. peter hunt, bbc news. and nicholas witchell is at buckingham palace for us this evening. almost 70 years side—by—side with the queen in the public eye. how important changes this going to be for her? she will take it in her stride. 0f for her? she will take it in her stride. of course she will. she's used to carrying out soloing agement. she willjust carry out rather more from the autumn. but she will i'm sure missed the companionship, the levelling influence that th
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Aug 21, 2017 10:00pm BST
chinese in the china sea service has very serious implications for the credibility of the us navy as it operates in east asia and southeast asia. rupert, thank you. for the first time in 99 years, a total eclipse has swept across america. millions of people watched as the moon passed in front of the sun, casting a deep shadow more than 60 miles wide across earth. it began on the west coast of america above oregon, and in the space of about 90 minutes, swept across 13 states, ending in south carolina. our science correspondent pallab ghosh joined the sky watchers in madras, oregon. they came in their tens of thousands, like pilgrims, to the tiny town of madras. they came to witness one of nature's greatest spectacles. it is quarter past ten in the morning but it seems like night—time, we are a few seconds away from the total eclipse. the moon has almost completely covered the sun, it looks like a smiling face in the sky. the sun dimms to an airy, pale light. up above, a thin smile in the sky. and then a flash, a diamond ring, and then the moon blocks the sun's bright disc. its atmosphe
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Sep 1, 2017 10:00pm BST
, with temperatures in the indian ocean, the east china sea, the eastern tropical atlantic and the gulf of mexico all warmer than normal. convergent winds locked the storms over the same location and concentrated the extreme rain over just that area. then, of course, there's climate change. this graph of rain in the united states using american national weather service data shows that extreme rainfall has become more common since the 1960s. the international panel on climate change expects such events to become a little more common in a warmer world. it's well known that warmer air holds more water, so as the planet warms up, these rare but extreme rainfall events have the potential to give even more rain than they would have done in previous decades. clive. the un has warned of a looming humanitarian catastrophe, after nearly a0,000 refugees from myanmar‘s rohingya muslim minority fled into neighbouring bangladesh in the past week. it follows weeks of communal violence in rakhine state, which military sources say have left more than 350 people dead. both the burmese military, an
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