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tv   Outside Source  BBC News  December 21, 2016 9:00pm-9:31pm GMT

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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. the hunt is on for this man. he's the chief suspect in the berlin truck attack, he's on the run — and he was already being monitored by police. there's been another delay in the evacuation of eastern aleppo. we'll have the latest. president obama has banned all future oil drilling in most us waters in the arctic and north atlantic. we'll explain why — and how the industry is already working to persuade donald trump to reverse the decision. this is what happened at mexico's largest fireworks market. at least 30 people lost their lives. i've the bbc‘s latest report on that. we have stories from all over the world. if you have questions about them, i'm live in the bbc newsroom surrounded by people who can give you the answers. you can contact us online. or by e—mail. a manhunt across europe
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is searching for this man. anis amri has been named as the chief suspect in the berlin truck attack which killed 12 people. and now german authorities are offering up to 100,000 euros in return for information about him and his whereabouts. in the last few hours we've heard he had been under german surveillance earlier this year on suspicion of seeking to buy guns. here's the state's interior minister earlier. translation: the security agency's exchange information about this person with the joint counterterrorism centre. the last time they did this was in november
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200016. the north rhine—westphalia state offers for common investigations initiated proceedings, undersuspicion investigations initiated proceedings, under suspicion for a criminal offence endangering national security was annoyed —— 2016. we're also told that german authorities had rejected the suspect‘s asylum request. tunisian security sources have told bbc arabic that "he was known in his hometown for his "radical tendencies". he illegally emigrated to europe in 2011." we know his temporary residence permit was found in the truck used in the attack. and that permit was issued in the emmerich area of north rhine—westphalia in western germany. 150 police officers are now involved in searches there. that's happening now — but we're also learning about the period leading up to the attack.
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here's christian fraser. the truck, carrying 25 tonnes of steel girders had travelled from poland to this factory in berlin. the driver was 37—year—old lukasz urban, who was later found dead inside the cab. his cousin, who owned the truck company, said they lost co nta ct owned the truck company, said they lost contact with him around apm. he was called yesterday to identify the body. translation: there were stabbed wins on the photo i had been shown. i learnt about the gunshot wounds about the police, who told me that apart from being stabbed, he was also shot. on monday morning, he arrived ahead of schedule at the steel factory in berlin, ready to unload. there was no space and he was asked to come back later. he never returned. a dubious tracker is reported to show that at around 3:45pm, the truck was driven
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erratically, as if someone was learning to drive it. lukasz urban, it seems, was kept alive possibly until the start of the attack. police have since checked all hospitals in berlin, where victims of the attacks continue to be treated after blood was found, potentially of the suspect. bring us up—to—date on how this is going, trying to find the suspect. so far, police are saying they have not arrested him, so we don't have any details on whether they have found him or not. also the details are few and far between, because what officials have told us is that they don't want to jeopardise the investigation in questioning lots of different people. they don't want to jeopardise the investigation by giving away too much information of what they already know. that is busy frustrating for all of us who want to find out what is going on. it is
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also very worrying for german public, because obviously this is a very nerve wracking situation for people here, because there is a dangerous man on the loose. police have said he should not be approached, they say he is possibly armed. it is creating a certain amount of concern here in germany. has seen other people online commenting that this will become a political story because of the possibility that the person behind this attack may have come into germany as an asylum seeker or refugee. i have seen others pointing out that germany's acting in a way, perhaps markedly different to how other countries have reacted to terrorist attacks. what is your reading of that? i think both are true to a certain extent. on the one hand,it true to a certain extent. on the one hand, it is a political story, there are hand, it is a political story, there a re lots of hand, it is a political story, there are lots of questions around the way the investigation is being handled and the background of this particular suspect for example the fa ct particular suspect for example the fact that he is a rejected asylum seeker. but for legal reasons was allowed to stay temporarily. there area allowed to stay temporarily. there are a lot of people in that situation, it's satisfactory
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situation, it's satisfactory situation for those people themselves, but also from the security situation here in germany. that is a debate that is happening already. on the other hand, it does seem already. on the other hand, it does seem different to the reaction in france, where all of a sudden it seemed to be a state of war was being declared. here in germany, the government and mainstream debate a goal —— political debate is focused on bringing people together, saying it's important not to create scapegoats for the situation because germany's already very divided over theissue germany's already very divided over the issue of refugees. you have quite literally almost half the country really supports angela merkel‘s stance on refugees and her humanitarian gesture to take in legitimate refugees, but you have the other half of the country who are not so sure. and there is quite are not so sure. and there is quite a large minority of people who feel quite nervous about the large influx of ryan's —— migrants and refugees over the last 18 months. that aside, i think what people are focusing on right now is this particular incident. it is still unclear who
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perpetrated the attack, and why. until we know those details, officials are really saying we have to try not to engage in too much speculation, because we saw that yesterday, but we were all spectating about this pakistani man who in the end did not turn out to bea who in the end did not turn out to be a suspect at all. we have had previous attacks in which there have been completely false leads that alone has gone down. what we're seeing now is official saying we have to be careful, to wait until we know exactly who committed the attack and why the foregoing the political parallels and political conclusions. very useful, thank you very much. our correspondent live from berlin. this is interesting, this tweet coming in. this is from one of our colleagues in the brussels newsroom. the bbc is not able to confirm this, but an italian news agency reporting
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this. if true, it raises major questions about how information is being shared between european union members. those same questions came up members. those same questions came up after the brussels attacks and after the paris attacks. even if they were to be confirmed, there are still pressing questions for the german authorities, because clearly they were aware of this chief suspect several months ago. as i was mentioned towards the beginning of the programme. finding the attacker may have been easier with greater levels of video surveillance in the area. germans have traditionally been reticent to allow greater levels of surveillance and data retention. all of these videos are from cctv cameras here in the uk. they've all been used to solve crimes. and that's because the uk has one of the highest levels of video surveillance in the world. there are signs that recent incidents in germany have affected the feeling there.
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this has come through today. germany will allow more video surveillance in public places, under a draft law passed by the cabinet on wednesday, reflecting growing security fears in a country that has for decades the law would make it easier for private organisations to put cameras in public places. here's the announcement from today. translation: the regulation for video surveillance will be adapted in sucha video surveillance will be adapted in such a way that the protection of life, freedom and health of people must be an important interest in surveillance by private parties take place in public places. concerns all kinds of large—scale place in public places. concerns all kinds of la rge—scale public place in public places. concerns all kinds of large—scale public places, such as sport or event menus, shopping centres and therefore also include christmas markets. will come back to the story of the berlin truck attack later in the addition
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of outside source. these are some of the latest picture we have of the evacuation of aleppo. it's continuing after yet another delay. activists say 60 buses were stuck in a rebel enclave overnight — and that 3,000 people had to wait in freezing weather with little to eat or drink. the syrian government says the delay was caused by map rebels —— by rebels who prevented the simultaneous evacuation of two pro—government towns in idlib province. but i should add, as ever, it's very hard to be completely sure about anything that is happening in aleppo. here's more from james longman in beirut. this looks to be the endgame for
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east aleppo. we understand that so far all of the critically ill and seriously injured have already been evacuated, according to the red cross, who are managing this evacuation. we think that the last few buses are eitherjust about to leave or on their way out of east aleppo. it has always been very difficult to knowjust how many people needed to be evacuated from this part of aleppo. in the beginning of this process, the united nations said something in the region of 50,000 people needed to leave. over the last few days, something like 25,000 have come out. that is the official number, but we think it is probably higher than that. this evening into tomorrow morning, it is of all the last people leave, to go to a medical evacuation point to the west of aleppo where they will receive all the things they were missing when they were living in besieged aleppo. the conditions that they faced their we re the conditions that they faced their were horrific, months of siege,
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bombardment. they are in a very bad way indeed. they will access this can then be able to choose where they want to go next. most of them will choose to go to the last remaining stronghold of the opposition in syria, which is idlib, the last province in the north—west of cereal. as for east aleppo, the syrian government has said that the army will enter that part of the city —— north—west of syria. and finally recapture as they put it, the whole of the city. this is a huge victory for the resident. the war into is not over, but it looks like the war in aleppo at least is. thank you very much, james. this video has been watched thousands of times online. this is what happened when at mexico's biggest fireworks market on tuesday. at least 30 people died. many more were injured. the market is on the outskirts of mexico city. you will see the plays in question
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was just to the north, and at this time of year fireworks markets are doing a brisk trade. this report from will grant has all the latest. captured on mobile phone footage, the moment this fireworks market was engulfed in flames. within minutes, the entire site destroyed in a blaze of smoke, noise and deadly explosions. once the smoke cleared, the scale of the damage became clear. a fire at the main san pablito fireworks market outside most celebrations in mexico involve fireworks, so in the run—up to christmas it was full of shoppers. once nearby residents got over the initial shock of the blast, they did what they could to assist the emergency services. for the time being the authorities say they are still investigating the cause of the tragedy. whatever is behind it, this isn't the first
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explosion at san pablito. in 2005, just before mexican independence day, the market caught alight, injuring more than 120 people. at the time the mexican government vowed to impose stricter regulations on the fireworks industry, but many mexicans are angry the rules are often never applied or never enforced, and that mexico state's market traders and shoppers lost their lives through a potentially avoidable accident. we have begun with stories from syria, mexico and germany. in a few minutes time, we will turn to china. china has been seized by the heaviest smog in years, our correspondent is on the street to tell us how it feels. a former royal marine sergeant, who's serving a life sentence for murdering a wounded afghan
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fighter, has been refused bail while awaiting an appeal. the family of alexander blackman, originally only known as marine a, had hoped he'd be released for christmas. his case is due to be re—considered sometime next year. his wife gave this reaction. there's flash photography in this next clip. we are obviously disappointed by the judge's decision not to grant bail this afternoon. however we must remember that earlier this month, the criminal cases review commission decided to refer the case back to the appeal courts. and this is the most important step towards getting al's conviction and sentence overturned. we are grateful to the courts for expediting the appeal process. we ask that the media now give the family some space to come to terms with today's decision. thank you. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom.
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our lead story: police in germany are searching for a tunisian man as the main suspect behind the attack on a christmas market on monday. officials say he had been previously monitored by security services. some of the main stories from bbc world service. an investigation into the plane that went down last month killing 71 people including most of a brazilian football team has found the airline and pilot were directly responsible. the plane apparently ran out of fuel before it came down in colombia. at least 26 people have been killed in protests in the democratic republic of congo. violence started after presidentjoseph kabila refused to step down when his mandate expired on monday. and among the most read on our website — ikea is asking teenagers to stop creeping into its stores and having illegal sleepovers. about ten non—sponsored sleepovers have been logged across the world by the company this year.
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which does beg the question, are there sanctioned sleepovers? we need to find out. cities in northern china know all about terrible smog — but what's happening right now is even worse than usual. greenpeace east asia says this is ‘worst air pollution of 2016'. and that 460 million people are affected. think about the scale of that. and look at this. it's a website called worldwide air quality. this is beijing — a reading of 25 is deemed safe. most readings are above 400. this is china as a whole — the high levels of pollution are marked in red and purple, yellow and green are lower.
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by comparison — this is europe. a lot more yellow and green. and this is north america. not that pollution isn't an issue in these regions — but there is far less red and purple. stephen mcdonnell is based in beijing for the bbc. this is what he recorded when he went out on the streets. despite this oppressive blanket of smoke, life must go on in beijing. it's especially tough on those who work outside, breathing in the pollution all day. in years gone by, people weren't that worried about this issue. but now there's a high level of public awareness, and a fair bit of concern.
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and yet there are those not as worried as everyone else. you don't have to be completely outdoors to face major impacts from this pollution. there are lots of shops like this with an open front, giving customers easy access. for those with existing respiratory
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illnesses, it can make the situation much worse. the weather reports have been promising that the wind will come along and blow all this pollution away. but as you can see, it hasn't arrived yet. let's hope it happens soon. let's talk about a big bail out for italy banks. parliament has signed off up to 20 billion euros. i say banks — but this is the one that's causing the most concern. monte day paski is the oldest bank and the third largest lender in italy. it may not get through the week without a helping hand. the italian finance minister says
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"the impact on savers will be minimal or nonexistent". perhaps — but someone will have to foot this bill. here the bbc‘s business editor simon jack on the problems faced this one bank in particular. this bank has got tonnes and tonnes of bad loans, money that people just can't afford to pay back. it had a very small capital base, and they just didn't have a buffer to be able to correct it. they didn't want a government bailout, although that looks increasingly inevitable. they wa nted looks increasingly inevitable. they wanted to raise 5 million euros of their own with private investors, it sells shares to private investors, including a qatari investment fund, and hopes that are fading. i will be very surprised if this bank makes it at the weekend as a private company.
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the senate in italy has approved 20 billion euros worth of money. it probably doesn't need that much, so there is a favouring his other banks needed to stop any kind of contagion. —— so there is some left over. in italy, lots of the creditors to this bank are actually small retail investors. tens of thousands of people have bombs in this bank. what will happen then is they will be built in, that means they'll have to write some of that money off. that will be very politically and very political time in italy. it is thought the government will try to compensate those small bondholders, but this is the end of the road for italy boss mike alderson bank. italian banks often mike alderson bank. italian banks ofte n get mike alderson bank. italian banks often get referenced when we discuss the health of the eurozone. does this offer little more stability in that regard? it is difficult to say. 40% of all the bad loans emanate from the italian area. will this,
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you know, bring an end to the instability of italian banks? not necessarily. what will help is italy's, and systemically important as far as the rest of the world is concerned banks, uni credit, last week managed to raise 13 billion euros and people are very positive about that. the contagion outside italy is pretty limited. you can get updates on his work as he goes about it. brazil's biggest construction firm has admitted to bribing officials to secure contracts. it's called odebrecht — and one of the main examples involves it paying bribes to officials of brazil's state—run oil company, petrobras. which is itself at the centre of a huge corruption scandal. this admission has been made in the us. samira hussain is in new york. how did these fit into that broader
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scandal concerning petrobras? this isa scandal concerning petrobras? this is a brazilian construction firm that we are talking about. as you pointed out, it was charged with paying bribes to government officials, not just in paying bribes to government officials, notjust in brazil but all around the world. earlier this year, the chief executive was actually jailed in year, the chief executive was actuallyjailed in brazilfor paying bribes to executives at petrobras. it's interesting that, you know, as we see more and more coming out of the difficulties of petrobras, that we re the difficulties of petrobras, that were choosing other companies implicated as a result. wise is happening in usa? you know, i actually had the exact same question. it turns out that it has to do with us foreign bribery laws. they are actually the most wide sweeping laws of any country in the world. basically, ifany sweeping laws of any country in the world. basically, if any company does any sort of business with the
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united states and they are foreign company, they are subject to these laws. they are the strictest laws of the land, which is why often you'll see that the us and thejustice department here is involved in anything that has today with these kinds of foreign acts. thank you a much explaining that, we appreciated. that is live from new york. if you'rejoining us, our lead story co m es york. if you'rejoining us, our lead story comes from germany, where a large manhunt is under way. the german authorities would like to speak to a tunisian man with regards to the christmas market attack in berlin. there are developments on that story coming all the time. as you will know if you watch outside source regularly, every piece of information that comes through the bbc newsroom we can access through the outside source screen, and we will do. as we get it, we will show two years well. we will speak to you ina two years well. we will speak to you in a couple of minutes. —— we will show it to you. it's time to look at
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the weather around the world. today, i will start in australia because with our first named storm of the season, a tropical cyclone sitting of the north—west coast of australia. ahead of it, monsoon rains causing some flooding issues for the likes of kimberley and northern territories. they are likely to combine, bringing wet weather to the same sort of areas and more extensively as well. very wet to come in some parts of western, central and northern australia. heavy showers elsewhere. dry towards the south and east, so some trends prevail in sydney for example. heavy showers and thunderstorms were down. wellington could see some rain from the weather system, but it should clear for a drier weekend. it should be clean out for a time across china. this massive cloud has brought some look rain with it. that is heading eastwards. you can see this cloud on the satellite picture, those are potentially some storms, or a storm
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heading towards the philippines. it is going west through fiji in the solomon islands, there could be further flooding issues solomon islands, there could be furtherflooding issues here. if that helps towards the philippines at the weekend, it is not good news. this draws the eye, doesn't it? wet with gale force winds if not severe gale force winds and considerable snow across an error ofjapan on thursday. speaking of snow and cold weather, it has been bitter across the middle east. temperatures are expected to recover somewhat in the coming nights. close to freezing overnight tonight. not quite as cold through thursday or friday, but the cold are still around. to africa, you can see these lumps of cloud in the mozambique channel. they could form into a storm as we could see two north east. areas of potential rain also affecting tanzania into the south of africa. in zimbabwe, look at these breezes as well. they are throwing dust into the sahara. that could end up in the canary islands. some transport issues as well, because all heading their way
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gradually westwards. this is the low pressure was talking about in the eastern mediterranean. heavy, destructive snow, strong to gale force winds and heavy rain. it is implemented through the central mediterranean through the likes of sicily, sardinia, heading into italy. look at the strength of the went further north. that is heading towards the uk, storm barbara, we'll have more of that later. we have a problem with fog between our weather systems because the area so still. central and western parts of europe could have some fog issues for travellers during thursday, and the rest of the week. as i mentioned, stormy weather potentially heading to parts of uk. we will have much more for you later on this evening. goodbye. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. a europe—wide manhunt is underway for this tunisian man. he's the chief suspect in the berlin truck attack, he's on the run — and he was already known to police.
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this person attracted the attention of several security services in germany through his contacts to radical islamist ‘s. president obama has banned all future oil drilling in most us waters in the arctic and north atlantic. we'll explain why — and how the industry is already working to persuade donald trump to reverse the decision. i've a newjustin rowlatt report on how airlines in india will face fines if their planes release human waste over residential areas. and in sport, we've an important ruling on concussion in rugby, plus surfing and ice swimming.
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