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hello. i'm lucy hawkings. our top stories, an unprecedented deployment of france's security forces to protect the country's sensitive sites. 15,000 police will guard jewish schools and places of worship, as the country remains on high alert. >> i'm jim wilcox live in paris. that announcement comes as the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, visits the kosher supermarket, where four jewish hostages were killed last week. a step closer to discovering what happened onboard the air asia flight.
officials lift the flight data recorder from the java sea. and a film that took over 12 years to make "boyhood," takes the top five at the golden globes. we'll be mulling over all the other winners. plus aaron is here looking at a return boom in the u.s. car industry. >> happy days are here again, lucy! u.s. car sales had their best year since 2006 and so with the big daddy of motor shows, detroit, kicking off today, we're going to take a look at what hot, sexy sport cars are back as the u.s. economy bounces back. oh and those lower oil prices mean big babies like these are in hot demand. it's midday in london 7:00 a.m. in washington and 1:00 in the afternoon in paris, where the french cabinet has held a crisis meeting on the country's security. nearly 15,000 french soldiers and police are now going to be
mobilized to safeguard sensitive sites in the country. 5,000 of them will protect jewish schools. well, deployment comes as the hunt continues for accomplices of the attacks that left 17 people dead in paris last week in a series of attacks. we'll take you live now no tim wilcox, who is in paris, out for us. tim, just as we're speaking right now, in the eastern part of paris, is where prime minister benjamin netanyahu has arrived at that kosher supermarket where we saw the attacks on friday. how is his visit being received in france? >> reporter: well, it's interesting, lucy because it's a symbolic visit. there was some suggestion that he wouldn't come originally because of security reasons, but he did, and he linked arms with world leaders, which included mahmoud abbas, the palestinian president, and there have been some reasonably -- well not
outspoken, but a message of support from benjamin netanyahu, but he did say that any jews who wanted to leave france would be welcomed in israel. and it's worth pointing out that 7,000 jews or members of the jewish community left france last year. that's the largest amount of the jewish population jewish community to leave a european country last year. benjamin netanyahu today, going to port de vincennes, to pay his respects to the four jewish hostages that were killed in that kosher supermarket. that is a mixed area with several synagogues but also members of the north african community there as well. and that is where the government amedy coulibaly, was shot dead by police as well. now, in response to what benjamin netanyahu said when he arrived for that unity march yesterday, manuel valls, the french prime minister, said of
100,000 jews were to leave france, france would no longer be france. the french republic will be judged a failure. so that is the response from the french government here but i think the jewish community will be pleased that the israeli prime minister has come to pay his respects and condolences to this targeted attack on the jewish community here in paris. >> tim, speaking to members of the jewish community in france how fearful are they at the moment? >> well we had lots of discussions yesterday and in the days i've been here with members of the jewish community, and some will say that they think that there is racism within france. they don't feel protected by the french state. i spoke to several people outside the supermarket on the evening of saturday morning, who said that yes, it was a number of madmen, barbarians these
extremists, but they are concerned about being exposed to extremist and jihadist. that doesn't mean many more of them are wanting to leave at the moment, but there is an area of concern. several of the people i spoke to had children, wives, girlfriends in shops near that kosher supermarket when the raid happened. obviously, a traumatic event as what happened last week with 17 people killed is of concern to them. >> tim just remind our viewers, we're seeing the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, right now, outside the kosher supermarket in the east of paris, where that horrific attack happened on friday. being mobbed by the media there. many members of the jewish community are there, to show up to meet with him. announcing of course from these security measures and the government announcing today 5,000 police alone, just to guard jewish schools.
and other places of worship, study, and jewish businesses across europe we're also hearing, that there has been heightened security measures. there also a sense, though that some people will simply be taking their own precautions, you know, taking other measures so they can protect themselves and their families? >> well not that i have heard of no. but i think there will be a sense of reassurance here, amongst the jewish communities, that those extra security levels have been raised as far as they are concerned. but certainly, the people i've been speaking to here and indeed from the community, the north african community, former colonial countries of france in the '60s and '70s, they see this not as a french problem, as such, they see this as a european, an international problem with jihadism. so they're not looking at it as a peculiarly french problem, and
they mentioned what happened in london in recent years and in madrid, hence the arrival of the spanish prime minister yesterday, they also point to attacks in australia. so they're not looking at it as far as i can see, from the people i've been speaking to as a peculiarly specifically french problem. they are looking at it as a problem which pervades all around the world. and they also mentioned the fact that, of course in france i think just over a thousand people in recent years have gone to fight in syria and in iraq and some 200 have returned and there are questions, which even the prime minister and the interior minister have recognized, was there have been failures in the intelligence services. the fact that these three gunmen were known to the police. they are on the u.s. terror watch list. they were known around europe, and yet somehow, to be able to come out heavily armed, to cause such, and wreak such havoc. >> tim, thanks so much for
joining us with that from paris. benjamin netanyahu about to go inside that kosher supermarket. he has also said in the past few days that he would welcome french jews if they wished to immigrant to israel. he was part of that huge rally that we shot over paris yesterday, over a million people taking part. but the main news this morning, that 5,000 police and soldiers will be deployed to jewish schools across france to protect them. a massive mobilization of the security forces expected in france in the next 24 hours, as the country, of course remains on its highest state of security alert. we'll return to france a little later here on "gmt," but for now let's bring you up to date. a firebomb attack on the hong kong home and newspaper office of tycoon jimmy lai has triggered new fears about the outspoken.
a masked man threw a flaming torch. he's a supporter of hong kong's pro-democracy movement. afghanistan's new cabinet has finally been unveiled following months of wrangling. ashraf ghani was elected in late december, but they threatened to fuel the taliban insurgency. the cabinet does still need to be approved by parliament. china state media say police in the far western region of xinjiang have shot dead four attackers. they said that five other men were found and killed. xinjiang has been a state of attacks in recent months which beijing blames on weak. an egyptian court has cleared 26 men arrested after a raid on a bathhouse in cairo
last month and charged with inciting debauchery. the arrest last month were filmed by a local television station. the images of the men being pulled half-naked out of the bathhouse by police had drawn huge public attention. indonesian officials have recovered the flight data recorder from the air asia plane that plunged into the java sea last month. this is a major step forward in trying to work out what caused the crash. the cockpit voice recorder has also been found. it, though remains lodged under heavy wreckage. divers are still struggling to free it. now here's more from jakarta. >> reporter: a major breakthrough in the search to find some answers as to why the air asia plane crashed into the java sea. this is the aircraft's flight data recorder dug out from the bottom of the sea, beneath the plane's wing. the machine records whether the machine stalled during its flight, how much fuel it had, and what altitude it was flying
at. the flight data recorder will now be handed to indonesia's aircraft investigators, who will be scouring the data on it to figure out why the plane crashed. >> the flight data recorder is good but if the memory inside a broken chip. but from our experience, this flight data recorder can be opened and it can be read, in good condition. but this is my experience but let's see today or tonight or tomorrow. >> reporter: but divers are still searching for the cockpit voice recorder. officials believe they know where it is based on strong signals the box is emitting. but there's been no visual identification of it yet. contained in the cockpit voice recorder, the conversations of those on board, moments before the plane went down. these details will be invaluable for the relatives of those on board the ill-fated flight. it's now been two weeks since
the air asia plane plunged into the java sea, killing all 162 people on board. it's been a grueling wait for families, anxious to find any answers as to why this plane went down. the discovery of this flight data recorder will hopefully provide some important clues and give them some semblance of closure. stay with us here on bbc world news. still to come it's back to the classroom for these children almost a month from the taliban massacre at their school in the pakistani city of peshawar.
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attack last month. the ceremony has been held inside the army public school to remember those who died. an incredibly difficult day for those who are at the school of course, and schools right across pakistan were reopening today as well. we will be taking you live to peshawar in a moment, so do stay with us for that. what a difficult day it must have been for those students everyone in the city really as the kids went back to school. what sort of things did they tell you? >> reporter: that's right, lucy. it's been a difficult day for many of these students and parents, who went back to the school. they were apprehensive about being in the same premises where many of them saw with their own eyes how their classmates were killed, how teachers were murdered, and essentially the taliban bloodbath and survived.
and still today, when the gates opened, they went in they put on a brave face. they were greeted by pakistan's powerful army chief, who tried to reassure them that the government will do everything it can to protect them. he told them that the best way to fight terrorism is through education. security was strengthened. in the last few weeks, they have raised boundary walls around the city around the school they put barbed wires, more troops there. so a lot of security at this particular school today. >> what about at schools elsewhere in the country? are kids going back today as well? >> reporter: if i've understood the question correctly, it's true that schools reopened across pakistan today, not just here in peshawar and many parents are very apprehensive. because while security was strengthened at this particular school, that's not the case elsewhere.
many of these private schools are still negotiating with the government on how to raise their security measures as recommended by the government. so the period of confusion still persists. now, let me just tell you what's happened in the last couple of weeks. the government has amended -- the parliament has amended the constitution to introduce military court. they want to try terror suspects civilian terror suspects in these courts. they've also lifted a moratorium on the death penalty and a number of terror suspects have been hanged in the last few weeks. that's what has happened as far as the particleliament and government is concerned, but many want to see a shift at the very top with how the government deals with militancy. >> great for to see them back. let's go to nigeria where archbishop ignatius kaigama has
called for the world to show the same sort of support to stop the advance of boko haram. >> we need that spirit to be spread around not just when it happens in europe but when it happens in nigeria and niger and cameroon and any other country, that we mobilize our international resources and fix or confront the people who bring such sadness to many families. >> the roman catholic archbishop ignatius kaigama, speaking to the bbc just a short time ago. his comments follow suicide attacks by girls and young women in northeastern nigeria over the last two days but also the killings of hundreds of people last week. an attack on the town of baga near the border with chad. now will ross joins us. are we any closer to knowing exactly what happened? because amnesty is reporting that they think up to 2,000 people have been killed up there.
>> reporter: nobody knows how many people were killed in baga. baga was overrun by the jihadis nine days ago now. now, there was a lot of violence then, as the military tried to keep them at bay. there was a military base that was overrun, and then baga itself was captured and the villages around baga were also attacked. now, fleeing civilians are talking about hundreds and hundreds of bodies on the streets of baga and those villages and in the bush surrounding those areas, because the jihadist fighters of boko haram pursued them as people ran away. but it's far too dangerous for anybody to go and count the dead, and certainly not bury the dead. amnesty is going, you know, from the information it's getting from witnesses, but it's impossible to put a figure on it. but certainly, it is one of the worst attacks, it seems, by bocoko
haram haram. and amnesty suggests it could be boco's worst ever attack. >> i think i ask you the same question, but what is the government doing to try to stop them? >> well, they're facing a very difficult challenge. on the one hand you've got suicide bomb attacks that are going off frequently in different towns across the northeast northeast. you've also got attacks on rural communities and major towns. in fact the nigerian military had some success on friday night into saturday. there was a huge attempt to take a town and there was fighting throughout the night and the nigerian military managed to push back the jihadists and say that many of the boko haram fighters were killed. but that was just one example. you have to then look at the wider picture, and it's clear that the military has been unable to protect civilians across the wider northeast. and on the issue of baga itself
the military says what it said about 24 hours ago, that it was assessing the situation and working out its response. and it said there was an intention to take back baga. but there are many towns and villages that are now, if not in the hands of boko haram, they're so dangerous and overrun by the militants, that it's too dangerous for civilians to be there peacefully and it's certainly too dangerous for any government officials to be there. so you could say it's territory that the government has lost. >> will thanks for the update. there's will ross updating us from nigeria. the first big awards show of the season the golden globes has been taking place in l.a. the coming of age film "boyhood," which took 12 years to make picked up the top honors. best actor went to eddie redmayne. and julianne moore won best actress. with me now is film critic jason sullivan.
what did you think "boyhood," magnificent family. 12 years in the making. do you think it was a worthy winner? >> if a thing's worth waiting for, it is worth the wait. and i think the awards are quite interesting. normally films come out around this time of year and they all push for these awards from the golden globes and the oscars but "boyhood" has been around for ages it debuted last april. so it's a little bit longer in the jegestation of making. it's a slow burner. and it proved itself that that film, which is kind of about growing up and about life itself, has attracted a lot more attention than anything flashier. and i think the golden globe has cemented it as the favorite and front-runner. >> and we saw a different thing with the golden globes not so much the hollywood a-listers and the big budget movies but slightly more edgier films. but "birdman" did well. >> "birdman" also won best
picture at golden globes. they divide them into comedy and musicals and dramas at the oscars, there's no such distinction. so those two will go head to head, "boyhead" and "birdman." "birdman" not a big-budget film but a big star in it michael keaton who was batman a big star in the '80s and '90s and coming back again. we had that last year matthew mcconaughey. but it looks like michael keaton who word for "birdman," best picture, will be going up against eddie redmayne a young brit for his portrayal of a young stephen hawking in "the theory of everything." that will be an interesting battle a brit against old hollywood, like last year. i think hollywood loves a second chance and a comeback story and michael keaton fulfilling that for them very nicely. >> and an actor who can portray someone with a disability we're seeing eddie redmayne in that stunning performance that he
gives in "the theory of everything." his co-star didn't win, though that best actress award going to julianne moore. >> that's right. there's some debate as to whether to award julianne moore for this film that she won for "still alice," in which she plays an alzheimer's survivor. i've seen "still alice." it is a remarkable performance. the film centers around this fragileity with a woman of early onset alzheimer's. this it's a fantastic performance, one unlike anything out there and i think that cements her as a front-runner. >> and we go love the golden globes because we feel like it's the start of the award season. we look at the frocks and get to see the celebrities. but do you think in terms of its credibility and importance that every year it's getting more and more status. >> well people used to laugh. it was a sort of comeback party.
they call got drunk and award ridiculous films and winning awards and we used to laugh at them. but now they take them so very seriously. and "boyhood" and "birdman," there's nothing frivolous about any of these. and the tv element, which in the film world, there's kind of snobber snobbery, but tv is so now very important. the two have become very line and the best writers and best directors are also working in tv now. that snobbery is kind of being crushed. and what we're seeing now is this kind of great celebration of intelligent stuff which they're putting together. and it's up to the oscars now. >> no time for the frocks, but i'm guessing that's not your area of expertise anyway jason. thank you very much. do stay with us. coming up in the next half hour of "gmt," we'll take you back live to paris. the cabinet meeting has been holding a meeting about security
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i'm lucy hockings. in this half hour we'll take you back to france as the country remains at its highest level of alert. israel's prime minister has visited the kosher supermarket where the attacks were last week in paris, as they announce 15,000 troops to protect sensitive sites. we have an official report for you from myanmar's border with china, where it's not just drugs that are being traded illegally. burmese women are being bought and sold there. plus on the program, aaron joins us looking at another boom and this time men's tags.
>> it was once considered the least profitable part of the fashion industry but boy, how things have changed. menswear is expected to rack up sales of $23 billion over the next three years. and with the start of men's fashion week right here in london, we'll take a look at how designers and retailers are snaring men of all ages. as we turn to france now, 15,000 soldiers and police have been mobilized throughout the country from tuesday in the wake of last week's deadly attacks. sensitive areas, including jewish schools, will be on the guard. the country's defense minister says the deployment of troops were needed because threats remain present. >> translator: this morning, in particular, the president asked the army to participate in the security of sensitive points of
the territory. because of the extent of threats on the country. this is why we decided, with the head of the general staff, to mobilize 10,000 men, to protect sensitive points on the entire territory, from tomorrow evening. >> well, let's take you now to paris. we can join tim wilcox who is there. and tim, we've just seen israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu visiting that kosher supermarket. what's his message been during his time in france? >> reporter: well it was a message of solidarity with the jewish community here, when he a arrived yesterday morning, and there was some suggestion initially the that he wouldn't come for security reasons, he did say that any member of the jewish community in this country who wanted to would be welcome in israel. and it's worth pointing out that while france has the largest muslim population of any european country, it also has the largest jewish population as well. and some 14,000 jews left france
yesterday, according to officials, last year according to official figures. but the french prime minister, mahmoud abbas, has made it clear that france without jews wouldn't be france he said. so he has -- actually to reinforce this idea of a secular republic france where all religions, all nationalities are welcome. and i think that was the overriding message of defiance that we saw in that incredible rally here in paris and around france yesterday. 1.5 million people on the streets of paris here and then 3.7 million, it's estimated, around france as a whole, taking to the streets. saying they wouldn't be cowed by extremism. that we are one people. there was a lot of singing, a lot of french things being flown and there were flags from all around the world. and it really was this sense that france was confronting
extremism, saying look we are strong we can cope with something like this. our society is better than these random barbarians, as they describe here, taking to the streets, and causing such carnage. one other interesting thing, lucy, is we were halfway down the boulevard and the french police who have a tricky relationship sometimes, with the french public given the gift job they have to do but there were police marksmen and snipers on the rooftops along the boulevard, and as the crowd went past and looked up and saw one particular officer, standing on this rooftop, in black, armed, obviously, with a claber on the crowds stood up and cheered and applauded him and said we love you, mr. policeman, thank, thank, thank. and then this one police officer saluted the crowd below, and
they went absolutely wild shouting their support and thanking him over and over again. and that became rather the theme as these hundreds of thousands of people walked down the boulevard, so every five or ten minutes, he would either salute them or he would make a gesture of support, again encouraging and really rejuvenating this crowd, as they filed past. >> that sense of defiance tim, of solidarity that we saw yesterday, i imagine everyone who sees these scenes are moved by them. i certainly am. but in the days ahead, the challenge for france is massive and for francois hollande as well. are people already saying that perhaps the challenge will be used by the national france and the far right in france for them to further their political objectives? >> reporter: well there are people who say that obviously, far-right groups will exploit the potential here to increase
their support. and she did call for her supporters to come out around the country. but i don't think, actually that the core sentiment of the people i was speaking to yesterday, and obviously, that was just a random selection, given how many hundreds of thousands, millions there were here, really believed in that. they felt that the french republic was strong enough to counter that and there was a recognition that people who come to frabs want to be part of this secular society, which does work, even though there are groups who suggest that perhaps if you are of a north african orange and living in some of the estates, the really run-down estates outside the center of paris, then your lifetime aspirations, your career aspirations and prospects, are not necessarily as good as they
would be if you were french and raised here without any of that colonial background. >> tim, thanks so much for joining us. tim wilcox there for us in paris. for decades, almost all of the border areas of myanmar had been gripped by ethnic conflict of some sort. in the northeast state, the land has become a patchwork of militia-controlled territory. there was once a trade of drugs such as opium. but it's not just drugs that are being traded illegally. along the burmese border people, women in particularly, are being bought and sold. >> reporter: conflict and in particular drugs have brought disaster to marcia and her family. her son's addicted to heroin and her daughter left town abandoning her two children. so until a year ago, little kin kin yu lived here with her granny. then out of the blue her father, the man on the left
returned and took back his 4-year-old daughter. marcia tells me she immediately feared the worst and went to speak to his friends. they told me he'd lost all of his money playing cards, she says. she contacted the police and they discovered that the little girl had, in fact been sold to a chinese trafficker for just $1,000 u.s. the border between myanmar and china marks a growing gulf in both stability and prosperity. here on the burmese side many communities have been broken by decades of conflict grinding poverty, and the rampant drug trade. it's little wonder, then, that vulnerable people are being pulled across the border to the economic giants next-door.
when lambo moved to china, she found out that the restaurant where she worked considered her to be their property. women of a marrying age are in short supply in china, thanks to its one-child policy and a preference of boys. i didn't want to marry, she says but a chinese man paid $6,500 for me. i wasn't allowed outside and my husband locked me in the house when i went away. he said i couldn't see my parents until i'd had a baby. after three months lamo had had enough. she jumped from a window and ran away to this camp on the burmese side of the border. remarkably, we're told that one in ten of the women here have been trafficked in some way. there's also something close to a happy ending. the police found out she'd been sold to a chinese family who'd planned to adopt her. thanks to her granny's detective
work, she was rescued and is now living with an aunt. her father has been banished from the village, but is not being prosecuted. a toddler and a young woman, two escapees from a thriving trade in human lives. joanna fisher bbc news in northern chance state. let's catch up with business news and join aaron. some amazing scenes in detroit. who would have thought that the auto business would be booming. >> yeah, we sat here didn't we a few years ago, i talked about near collapse with some of those big u.s. carmakers, but it's all vroom, vroom. several years since a auto disaster that saw gm and chrysler go bankrupt now the auto industry is speeding its way into 2015. last year it sold 1 million more cars than it did the year before within certainly making
2014 the best sales year in more than a decade for america's auto industry. so with the detroit motor show revving into gear today, what should we be looking out for? well, luxury and performance cars are expected to steal the headlines. more proof the industry is back to its best after near collapse. also, big trucks and those suvs are in hot demand. why? well, there's a link. those lower oil prices means cheaper gasoline prices at the pump. so yep, cheaper to pull those big gas guzlers. let's speak to one of our regular car debut ryes professor david. i haven't seen you. happy new year to you, mate. >> happy new year. >> tell me if i'm wrong here. because it appears that this year, the detroit motor show will be kind of a of the u.s. economy. more u.s. consumers have more cash to splash so sports cars and convertibles will be back in trend and those suvs because of cheaper oil. >> the industry's been extremely
well. we see economic growth in the united states, rising comfort, and of course those falling oil prices that you mentioned. wherever oil prices fall people in america go back to driving big cars and particularly pickup trucks. well, some of these are huge. you can put a small european car into the back of some of them. we're seeing over 40 new models unveiled is at this show. many new pickup trucks high performance cars, and sports cars dominate. big is back. >> wow, that's interesting. i'm glad to see that, because that follows into my next question. for many years, we've had you and have been talking about, you know, the push to go green. so i'm wondering with this kind of change in the landscape, where that stands. and if this year it is a question to go big or to go green. >> some of these car companies are facing both ways. we heard general motors saying that they remain committed to introducing more cars like the chevy volt, a new version unveiled. but at the same time they'll try to maximize profits by selling as many pickup trucks as possible. so i think they're facing both the danger for the american
industry, as they go back to what they traditionally do which is churning out hundreds of thousands of hugely profitable pickup trucks and they don't invest in those critical long-term technologies. i think what might save them in this sense is government regulation, both in europe and in the united states that's putting big pressure on them to get their emissions down. so they've got to continue to invest for long-term, more sustainable technologies. >> david are we looking at a vastly different u.s. auto industry, in the sense that the bankruptcies, the financial crisis kind of refocused the minds of the big bosses of these companies to make them leaner meaner, and more efficient? >> absolutely. they closed down a lot of the unprofitable brands, shut down a lot of plants went back to their core business they sold off brands they no longer wanted, and they are a lot leaner, a lot fitter and a lot more profitable. they also, of course, off-loaded a lot of their liabilities through the bankruptcy proceedings. so they're in a much better state. and because of that they can compete much better with some of the rivals coming in from overseas.
i think the danger of course is that they go back to simply focusing on pickup trucks, which they did for so long and didn't think about how the world will change in the future. they can't make that mistake again. >> okay one word answer if possible. with the recalls, the momentous recalls last year was that being talked about at the show? >> i think they probably will be, although i think general motors has weathered that pretty well. they've become a lot more transparent and opposite. >> good on you, mate. thanks, professor david bailey talking all things detroit motor show. now to a subject pretty closish to my heart, fashion, specifically men's fashion. it is an industry that is growing at a phenomenal rate. and i'll tell you what retailers, yes, they are keen to cash in on the action. it is the start of men's fashion week right here in london and britain's leading fashion brands, they are targeting younger -- not me -- digitally savvy -- not me -- male shoppers with live streaming and social media. take a look at this.
menswear long considered the most profitable segment of the fashion industry is expected to rack up sales of $25 billion in the next three years. that's just here in the uk. it is still only half of the money that women's wear rakes in. the move to tap into the power of digital services follows an increase in the proportion of men shopping for fashion online. that's jumped from 53% to 65%. that was in 2014. so how as the men's fashion industry been changing? let's take a listen to one expert. >> a bigger percentage of men's fashion wear but it has some catching up to do but it's a great news story and great brands here in the wukuk, so it's a brilliant opportunity. the way men are shopping has changed. shopping online a lot more interest in what they're wearing. and of course at men's fashion week, we've seen that whole breadth from young street wear right through to the tailors the
advent of social media and of course, everyone being engaged in things like instagram, they can see young brands see the way people are dressing see the street style. and that's encoding them to shop and they're going out and the numbers are increasing, which is great news for our businesses. >> i want to quickly show you the markets. in particular i want to show you oil. how low can it go? i don't know but it keeps going lower. take a look brent crude it, traded here at over $48 or below $49 a barrel. and light crude, the u.s. price, 47 bucks. i mentioned those suvs in hot demand. that is why. still expecting, probably 45 bucks, some suggesting. so we'll keep our eyes on those oil prices. follow me on twitter, you can get me @bbc. see the oil price? that's why the suvs and the big trucks. >> i'm still reeling with some of those outfits. did you get inspiration for next season? >> no, what you see, on the
catwalk. >> thanks, aaron. do stay with us here on bbc world news. still to come america's security commentator has apologized for describing the english city of birm hamming of a muslim-only city where non-muslims don't go. we'll take you live to birmingham for some reaction. shopping online is as easy as it gets. wouldn't it be great if hiring plumbers, carpenters and even piano tuners were just as simple? thanks to angie's list now it is. start shopping online from a list of top-rated providers. visit angieslist.com today. you want an advanced degree, but sometimes work can get in the way. now capella university offers flexpath, a revolutionary new program that allows you to earn a degree at your pace and graduate at the speed of you. flexpath from capella university.
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and their stars are now recognized all over the world. their global popularity has led to the films being dubbed into an array of languages. the song and dance spectaculars have become particularly popular, though in africa. one man spotted their potential nearly 30 years ago, when he traveled from india to settle in senegal. this is his story. >> my age is now 52 years. i was born in calcutta in india, and i ride here in senegal in my bike in 1987. so i started my bicycle tour in 1982. we called it a peace mission. two indian young boys are going on peace mission by bicycle. this is gandhi. in five years' time i covered
almost on bicycle, 98,000 kilometers. the main object for my trip is that i have to promote international friendship. so i come here to senegal and i found the people they are interesting with their cultural activities and i reach into my plans. i am doing small business like a cassette business dvds and this and this. i have a lot of music, but i think altogether there are almost 1,500 indian audio cassette cassettes. almost my whole factor is going to buy this. i open my school so where i'm teaching them they dance, indian dancers. i have to teach them the indian languages. when you see some senegal people dancing indian dance, it is very nice, very good.
they are finding some similarities with our indian cultural and senegal culture. some people didn't know the language, but they are attracted, from my heart, i feel it's very nice to have different people, different culture, but we are together and we are the same. >> translator: rehearsals are led by our instructor sonia, who teaches a dance and its meaning. after work i go to rehearsals. dancing is something i love doing. whenever i'm not in a good mood i listen to indian music. this calms me down. music entertains me. i can listen to indy music all day. >> my feeling for india, it is always going to be with me. i don't miss anything because i think that i have create my india here in senegal. it's my inspiration.
we have some breaking news to bring you that we are getting from baghdad. this is only on the ap news agency at the moment but they are reporting iraqi officials who are saying that there has been a suicide car bomb attack. this happened north of baghdad, the capital, we understand, and those iraqi officials are saying that 12 shiite fighters and soldiers have been killed in the suicide car bomb attack just north of the capital, baghdad. so to remind you of that breaking news coming to us in the past few minutes via the ap news agency. iraqi officials saying there has been a suicide car bombing that has killed 12 shiite fighters and soldiers north of baghdad. as soon as we have more on that we will bring it to you here on bbc world news. but for now, let's just bring you a story that is really making waves here in britain. comments by an american journalist. now, he made these comments in the wake of the paris terror
attacks. they have really created a storm on social media, what everybody is talking about in the english city of birmingham today. because appearing on fox news steve emerson had this to say about the uk. >> there are actual cities like birmingham, that are totally muslims, where non-muslims just simply don't go in and parts of london there are actually muslim religious police that actually beat and actually wound, seriously, anyone who doesn't dress according to muslim -- religious muslim attire. >> well, those are the comments and they sparked outrage, but sarcasm as well on social media. a good opportunity for the english to show their particular brand of humor. we wanted to show you some of the tweets using the #foxnewsfacts. joe cohen posted this tweet. i was supposed to go to birmingham last week but i forgot my passport.
meanwhile, chris while posted this photo and said heavy traffic in birmingham today. and another, even buildings where burkas and birmingham along with this photograph. there are many of them as well. do go on twitter, if you're on twitter, and go to fox news facts, because there's a lot of entertaining tweets there. and just to show you, that was the apology of steve emerson, very sincere in his apology, tweeting, my comments on fox news about birmingham were totally inaccurate. birmingham, please accept my apology. i was wrong. and he has also promised to donate some money to the birmingham children's hospital. and the response from other politicians have asked emerson to visit birmingham and find out exactly what goes on there. a small note only 20% of the population of birmingham is muslim and they see themselves as being a very multi-cultural city. a quick reminder of our top story here on gmt.
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