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tv   Outside Source  BBC News  December 21, 2016 9:30pm-10:01pm GMT

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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. 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. a europe—wide manhunt is ongoing.
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with relation to the bowling truck attack. german police issued a warrant for a suspect in the berlin truck attack. he is the chief suspect, they say. he's been named as anis amri. this is one image we have of him. he sought asylum after arriving in germany last year. but that application was rejected. it's also emerged that he was known to german authorities because of his links to an islamist extremist. this is the latest report from our berlin correspondentjenny hill. you're looking at europe's most wanted man. anis amri is the only suspect in the investigation into the attack which shattered germany. translation: there's a new suspect, we are searching for him. we'll keep investigating every lead. we issued a warrant for this suspect‘s arrest at midnight. the warrant covers the whole of germany and most of europe. we're learning more
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about the 24—year—old tunisian. he arrived in germany last year. he was refused asylum but granted temporary leave to stay. he was known to the authorities, considered a threat because of his links to one of germany's most notorious islamist networks. and he'll be hard to find — he used six different names the hijacked lorry used in monday's attack is yielding its grim evidence — documents leading to the suspect and dna. it's thought he struggled with the man who should have been behind the wheel, before shooting him dead. germany's misery compounded by the suggestion again that one of those who sought asylum here may have been responsible. more pressure too on angela merkel. earlier, the far—right dutch politician geert wilders posted a picture of the chancellor, her hands covered in blood. do you blame angela merkel
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for what happened 7 "angela merkel," she says, "is a humanitarian woman." "she did the right thing a year ago, no—one could know this would happen." flowers for the dead, prayers for the injured. germany's foreign minister joined today by his italian counterpart. among those missing and feared dead is fabrizia di lorenzo, who comes from l'aquila. translation: we have to realise that we are vulnerable right in the middle of our country, of our capital. we have to realise that we aren't spared the kind of attacks that happen elsewhere. tonight, they don't know where their main suspect is. in fact, they're offering a reward of 100,000 euros. but this investigation does now have a face and a focus. that is, for some here perhaps, a little light in the darkness. jenny hill, bbc news, berlin.
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we will keep you up—to—date on any developments in germany. here's president barack obama, announcing he's permanently banning oil and gas drilling in the "vast majority" of us—owned northern waters, that's a reference to the northern atlantic and the arctic. it's not just it's notjust arctic it's not just arctic waters, northern waters. these areas have always been of particular concern because of disasters such as the exxon valdez oil spill in 1989. two years ago, a shell drilling rig ran aground in the arctic, that highlighted that this is a high risk environment. although there was no spill in that case. this is the reaction of the american petroleum institute which lobbies for the oil and gas industries. that is a reference to donald trump.
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this is pretty late in the day for president obama to be issuing bands like this. —— bans. here's matt mcgrath on why that might be. it's more about the future, there are projects in the arctic which will continue but no company is drilling there. they have leases, sheu drilling there. they have leases, shell has one existing lease but they tried a couple of years ago. it's all about the future. at this moment, nobody thinks those companies will go there, which is why he is putting emphasis on this one, permanent. whether it is published remains to be seen. tell us published remains to be seen. tell us about the practicalities of this environment. it has got to be high—risk and if something happens it is harder to clear up? imagine,
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it's stormy, frigid, dark several months of the year, it is a difficult place. probably the worst place in the world to get oil we've had lots of accidents. the us, it estimates if they drilled there, there is a 75% chance of a major accident of the next century. laura is live with us from washington, dc. how can one president issue a ban that lasts indefinitely? the question is whether he can or not. president obama and his legal counsel has reverted to a rather obscure law from 1953 which is all about the continental shelf. they believe that under that law, the president does indeed have a right to permanently ban offshore drilling, not only in federal waters in the arctic but also the north atlantic. as you were saying. of course, we already heard the reporting of the petroleum industry saying this is not the case. this will head for the course. incoming
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president—elect donald trump. central to his vision for rhian industrialising america is the fact that he wants more drilling, more mining forfossilfuels that he wants more drilling, more mining for fossil fuels but president obama believes he has been trying to move america away from that, towards renewable energy because of this concern on climate change. president—elect donald trump has said climate change is a hoax by the chinese, they could not be more diametrically opposed. if we take it president obama has wanted to push the agenda, how can he has left a decision on this scale to just weeks to go? —— outcome. decision on this scale to just weeks to go? -- outcome. partly because of the appointments that are being made by the trump administration, the incoming trump administration. donald trump's pic for secretary of state is rex tillerson, currently running exxon mobile who is an oilman with links to the russians. because he has a personal relationship with vladimir putin,
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donald trump wants to have better relations with russia, is it possible there could be some kind of us- possible there could be some kind of us— russian deal on drilling in the arctic? it would be in the economic interests of both countries. because nobody quite knows what's happening, the bomb administration is rushing this through and they are very concerned because the environmental protection agency, the man needed to run that comes from being the attorney general of oil and gas rich oklahoma. —— because of the obama administration. he has been riding with the epa and trying to pull back the regulations that are in place say they are too odorous. it is is interesting. it is about what is going on under the radar. the broader transition? we are not very long now from the president—elect becoming the president. it has been feverish ever since donald trump won, is there a brief pause at christmas or does this continue all the way to inauguration day? there is a brief
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pause. the president—elect is going to be in florida in his wonderful ma ola go estate. he has taken his breathing teams with him. we will get a slight lull the next two weeks. injanuary, in january, january the six, eve ryo ne in january, january the six, everyone will rush full frontal towards the inauguration. the key thing to watch for in early january is when congress starts looking at donald trump's key jobs is when congress starts looking at donald trump's keyjobs like secretary of state. thank you. i hope you and everyone else in the washington bureau gets a couple of days‘s rest before things pick up again ahead of donald trump's inauguration. let's turn to sport. there's a big debate here in the uk at the moment about concussion in rugby. and elsewhere in the world. it's been sparked by an incident involving george north. those of you in the uk need no introduction. he's a big star for wales
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and for northampton. and it was during a game for his club that he appeared to be knocked unconscious. but after being assessed, he was allowed to keep on playing. today, it was decided that shouldn't have happened, but the club will not be sanction. some people are very unhappy. how is this justified? they rule one—way and appear to go out the other way in terms of punishment. this is tricky. concussion management review group, the first time they got together, they looked at this for the last couple of weeks, they took over two and a half weeks, they took over two and a half weeks, this was a match earlier this month. but leicester and northampton. lester won. this condition came in the second half. george north has been at the centre of concussion discussions over the past couple of years. this is the third orfourth time it has happened. it exacerbated this issue.
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he was involved in a mid air tackle. he was involved in a mid air tackle. he landed heavily and one camera angle, it seems like he was sparked out. this head injury assessment protocol, when the medical teams have something like you and i, they look at these different angles on their tablets, but somehow this angle that showed that he looked to be knocked out escaped them. he was assessed for eight minutes and they decided... george north said i was lying very still because i was worried about my neck, it was not me being knocked out. they took the player's word and looked at him very closely and they sent him back on. this concussion management review group have decided that they got it very badly wrong. and that george north should not have gone back on the field of play. they said the system just let those northampton medics down, somewhat. they didn't have the full evidence. they said
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they always have the players best interest at heart but have, and not the recommendations. to try and make sure this doesn't happen again. thank you. concussion is a big issue in rugby, american football and a number of other sports. we will talk about it again. this is not the catchiest of titles, but an excellent event. this is the billabong pipe masters — the final stop of the tour. that's11—time champion kelly slater in the semi—final there. this next is known as a barrel ride, that's filipe toledo doing a perfect one there. which is why he emerges looking very, very pleased indeed. but it was this man, michel bourez, who won. you can see how pleased he was. it was his best result of the season. here's what he had to say after the event. you know what? i feel like it's probably the second best victory i ever had.
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the first one was in 2008, you know, i had just qualified that year and i had that win, too. that feeling was so amazing. but now, i have that trophy in my hand it's probably this one. it might have changed. not sure if we've covered ice swimming before. let's put that right. next month, it's the second world championships. if you're interested, it involves swimming a mile in water colder than five degrees. let's find out what that's all about with a man who has this incredible job title, he's the founder of the international ice swimming association. it hurts, there's no hiding from the pain in the ice but it only hurts for a short while. and then you are feeling great for a long time. the risk return is quite nice, sometimes, yeah. before you go into the water, i personally go into a sort of different zone. i don't like
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people talking to me. i need quiet. my people talking to me. i need quiet. my metabolism probably slows down andi my metabolism probably slows down and i focus. and then you dive into the water. i like to get almost hot before i go into the water. i almost desire to jump into the icy water. the body goes into a shock. experience and acclimatisation allows you to handle that shock. you go numb. the ice takes your breath away. the most important thing when you get into the ice is to breathe. get your breathing right, get your rhythm right. the blood starts shutting down and your brain starts shutting down and your brain starts shutting down and your extremities. you need to learn how to continue your stroke while there isn't much oxygen left in new o rlea ns. there isn't much oxygen left in new orleans. —— in your limbs. the approach is very responsible. i would not say go and plunge into ice
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and swim tomorrow, we have rules, we have experience. we understand a lot. we have changed a lot of thoughts about the whole thing in the last ten years. a lot of things that were thought to be impossible and deadly are now considered to be very possible. might be possible, but i am not sure i am going to be queueing up to do it, he is not giving it the hard sell. by swimming, easy tojoin online, to ta ke swimming, easy tojoin online, to take part in the next world championships. we must turn to an awful story from siberia in russia. we'll have the latest from siberia where at least 60 people are now known to have died after drinking an alcoholic bath lotion. the death toll has gone past 60. a multi—millionaire property developer from south wales has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years, for murdering of his escort girlfriend. sian lloyd reports. georgina symonds, mother
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to a five—year—old daughter — she was strangled by the man who called himself her sugar daddy. the 25—year—old had met property millionaire peter morgan while working as an escort. the married 54—year—old had become infatuated with her. but the court heard he killed her in a carefully planned attack out of cold anger on finding out that she planned to blackmail him. in a statement read on her behalf, georgina symonds's mother, deborah, said their family was broken. the death of my daughter, georgina symonds, has been a devastating tragedy for the whole of our family. her beautiful daughter has been left without a mum. georgina has left a hole in our lives that will never be repaired. during their relationship, the father of two had paid georgina symonds up to £10,000 a month, taken her on helicopter flights and bought expensive gifts. she moved into a bungalow in the grounds of a ruined mansion that he owned, but she didn't know that he'd installed a listening device disguised as a plug adapter. the multimillionaire overheard
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a conversation in which she spoke of plans to blackmail him by threatening to send intimate pictures to his family. police visited her bungalow when she was reported missing afterfailing to pick up her daughter from school. this body—cam footage records morgan claiming that he didn't know where she was. where did you think she was going at 12 o'clock? didn't say. she didn't say. shejust wanted me gone by 12. but georgina symonds was already dead. peter morgan had concealed her body in a barn at his family home. this was the moment that peter morgan told police officers what he'd done. the trouble was, once i'd sort of attempted to murder her, i'd be in a hell of a lot of trouble for that, and she could have still gone on and blackmailed me, couldn't she? during his trial, thejury been told that peter morgan had asperger‘s syndrome. he had denied murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility, but the judge told him that the plans that he had made and the steps he'd taken to cover up
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what he'd done showed that he was in control and understood his actions. peter morgan showed no emotion as he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 25 years for the murder of georgina symonds. sian lloyd, bbc news, newport crown court. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: 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. we turn to siberia and this horrific story of people dying after drinking scented bath essence.
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over 60 people have lost their lives, a0 more are in hospital. the essence was drunk as an alternative to alcoholic drinks — but it contains methanol. and that is what's killed these people. president putin has responded. that shows how serious it is. this is the kremlin‘s website — and here the president has put a list of instructions on state regulation of production and sale of alcohol—containing products. but this is a long—term problem that's not easily solved. what ever the president does this week. last month the deputy prime minister said: given that alcohol substitutes are that popular, i've been talking to the bbc‘s russian‘s olga ivshina about why this particular liquid has proved so deadly. it depends on guys, where they got
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this liquid from, how they used to put it into bottles and how they used to sell it. those cases where lethal from time to time. it's quite common that some people die from that. it's no surprise for the russians. but this time, just the number of deaths is horrific. how does the trade work if their russian would like to buy an alternative to more traditional alcoholic drinks? where do they go? it depends. most commonly they would go to a pharmacy shop because those liquids, some of those liquids, are considered to be oceans, pharmacies. there are also some vending machines where you can buy one. it would cost you about 50p, to get half a litre, basically. do pharmacies have to ta ke basically. do pharmacies have to take responsibility for how they are selling these products? would you get warnings from the pharmacist or
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warnings on the bottle, only to be used in the bath? there are warnings on the bottles but again, everyone who buys it basically knows they buy it for drinking. people who don't buy those things for baths because, commonly, you don't use it. the main purpose of those things, why they exist, is for the categories of heavy drinkers to get another shot. a strange and terrible story. thank you to olver. if you speak russian, you to olver. if you speak russian, you can get news from bbc russia .com. a man living near new delhi airport says his home is covered in human waste that's being dropped by planes. he is campaigning. it is something that can be called a blue ice incident. it has led the regulator to respond. it's led to airlines in india facing fines if they release waste over residential areas. here's the bbc‘sjustin rowlatt. the claim is that planes are regularly discharging their toilets over the indian capital.
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a retired indian army officer claims his balcony, very near where i'm standing now, is regularly splattered with human excrement. now, he cannot prove that this is from planes, but his complaint was taken up by the national green tribunal, an environmental court. and it has ordered that india's aviation regulator makes sure the airlines do not dump human waste in this way. the plan is this: there will be spot checks on plane toilets, if the special tanks used to store human waste are suspiciously empty, the airline could face a fine of up to 50,000 rupees, that's $800 or £600. a senior indian pilot told the bbc today that planes do sometimes have to discharge waste from their toilets. he said this is a very rare emergency, a bit like when they discharge fuel to reduce the weight of the plane. there is, however, another way in which human waste can
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be discharged from a plane. these are known as blue ice falls. what happens is this, there are overflow pipes from these tanks, waste can build up around that overflow pipe. it can become... because planes fly at such a high altitude, it's very cold, they can build up into a big block of ice. this can fall from the plane and can, very occasionally, cause real damage. so whether the measures introduced today will do anything to reduce the risk of being dumped the risk of being dumped on in this way remains an open question. justin rowlatt, bbc news, new delhi. it. adam sala has told us the bbc, he was speaking to his mother on the phonein was speaking to his mother on the phone in arabic and he was told to get off. we spoke a different language on the plane and now we getting kicked out. that's insane.
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we're getting kicked out because we spoke a different language. this is 2016. 2016. look, delta airlines are kicking us out because we spoke different language. because we spoke a different language. it's been watched hundreds of thousands of times. one thing to quickly mention. chris is watching in manchester. he wants more information about what is happening in agger congo. i'm out of time that there is a full report on the bbc news app. —— in dr congo. the weather in the run—up to
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christmas and the weather after christmas and the weather after christmas is going to be likejekyll and hyde. for the next few days, some really bad weather across more northern parts of the uk in particular. we will see spells of rain interspersed with showers, wintry over the hills but throughout it will be very windy. why? what's happening? across the other side of the atlantic into north america, the temperature contrast we have seen here, has strengthened the jet. that fast moving strong jet moves across the atlantic and picks up areas of low pressure, deepens them and steers them to the north west of the uk weather. the jet stream is stronger. gales in the northwest of scotland, frequent wintry showers, some pretty nasty weather out and about. showers coming into northern ireland this with rain in the south—east and patchy fog. it will turn quite chilly, not far off freezing some icy conditions especially in the high—level roots in scotland. more frequent wintry
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showers on thursday. quite a few showers on thursday. quite a few showers in other western areas for a while but many eastern parts will be dry and sunny. once we clear the morning mist and fog. it shouldn't ta ke morning mist and fog. it shouldn't take too long. more atrocious weather for the scottish mountains. easy to forget, given we are all in for some windy weather over the next few days. a lot of snow of the scottish mountains, some snow in the hills of northern ireland. some showers coming into northwest england and wales and the south west. most in the morning but easing off in the afternoon. it will feel chillier. winds start to pick up for friday. our second named storm of the season, barbara taking a track to the northwest of scotland. these weather fronts will bring rain on friday but it is the strength of the wind that is the major concern. we still have an amber wind warning from the met office. winds picking up from the met office. winds picking up throughout friday. into friday night. strongest winds in the north
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west of scotland, western and northern isles, busts of 90 mph. scotland, northern ireland, northern ended and perhaps north wales, gusts of 70. the strongest of the winds later in the evening. the deep area of low pressure, barbara will pull away. things calm down slowly as we head into christmas eve. morning would be as windy, still some blustery showers in the north, maybe some snow in the north. further south, windy, drier, brighterwith increasing amounts of cloud. that sets us up for christmas day. it will be very mild. if we get temperatures of 15 or 16 it could be a record—breaking mild christmas day. it's not going to come without some rain. this weatherford taking rain from the northwest and at that the winds are mild —— this weather front taking. very strong and gusty, especially close to the area of low pressure, yet another one but not as
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intense as barbara perhaps. after christmas, all change, high pressure building up from the south west on boxing day and over the next few days after that. stronger winds in the northwest for a while but things really settling down. it could be cold, clear, frosty and probably cloud amounts increasing within that area of high pressure. uncertainty about cloud amounts but for sure, we will see a significant change in the weather pattern. goodbye. a europe—wide manhunt for the suspect in the berlin lorry attack — and difficult questions for german police. tunisan anis amri is a rejected asylum seeker who had already been investigated by counter terrorism officers. he had been under surveillance two months before the attack, but it was stopped for lack of evidence. this person attracted the attention of several security services in germany through his contact with a radical islamist. details of the injured and those killed in the christmas market are beginning to emerge.
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and in a terrible irony, the paperwork needed to deport the man suspected of murdering them was completed just today. also tonight: the nhs in england defends planned hospital closures — critics say they're just cuts. life for the millionaire who murdered his escort girlfriend — he told the police what happened.
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