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tv   Our World  BBC News  February 3, 2018 9:30pm-10:00pm GMT

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on monday, the weather is actually looking bright and cold. 50, snow not for everybody, that's for sure. then, as we head into tuesday, another weather front pushes out of the atlantic. so, this time, the winds one to push on from the north—west. and this weather front could bump into the cold air sitting across the uk. so there could be some snow gci’oss northern and north—western areas of the uk. so, really, i think the basic message over the next few days is it is going to stay cold. cold enough for some snow. not everywhere. so just stay tuned to the weather forecast because there could be quite a few snow showers on the way. this is bbc news — our latest headlines... a conservative—led council in northamptonshire which has imposed emergency spending controls has said it has been warning ministers for years about its financial problems. it has emerged tonight that two more women have reported harvey weinstein to the met police over allegations of sexual assault. six migrants have been injured after a gunman opened fire from a car in the central italian city of macerata.
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the gunman has been arrested. after getting caught in a scuffle with protesters last night, jacob rees—mogg has stepped up his attack on the treasury, accusing civil servants of "fiddling the figures" on brexit. now on bbc news, our world. a report on how children were settled from reunion island to repopulate rural areas of france. they were taken from their island home as children and moved thousands
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of kilometres to france. now, france is facing up to a scandal that rocked —— a scandal that robbed more than 2000 children of everything they knew. our story starts in central france, just outside the city of limoges. marlene moved to the area more than 50 years ago as an orphan from the tiny island of reunion in the indian ocean, after french social services sold her a lie. marise is one of the newest members of a group that has been battling for years to find out why 2,150
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children were uprooted from their island and moved to france. in a vicarage near toulouse, they're accounting their stories. not everyone had a bad experience, but many suffered terribly. there was racism, sexual abuse and violence, as well as loss of their culture and identity. marlene is here, too. both she and marise will soon travel back to reunion for the first time courtesy of the french state, which is perhaps finally listening. for two years,
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a government—appointed commission has been investigating what happened to these men and women at the hands of france. many here have shocking stories to tell. once a french colony, reunion became one of the country's overseas departments in 1946. by the 1960s, with an exploding birth rate, this desperately poor island found its orphanages filling up with children, many of whom weren't orphans at all. their families simply couldn't provide for them. the islands french mp michel debre introduced a policy he thought would solve the problem. from 1963 until 1982, social services oversaw the resettlement of children to rural parts of mainland france, where populations were in decline.
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some were adopted, others put into children's homes and religious institutions. amongst the footage from the time, in tv reports that portray the children of reunion as lucky to have been given a new life in a better place, marlene‘s19—year—old self. when she'd first arrived four years before, she was given minimal schooling. instead, she says, she worked the land in a rural convent. in the end, the education marlene was promised amounted to an agricultural diploma. she ended up working as a supermarket cashier and on a production line. she'd already done that in the convent. the nuns had had her glueing boxes for factory produced sugared almonds. was it racist?
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was it well—meaning, but with dire consequences? through the modern lens, uprooting children from their culture and whatever family ties they might have, leaving them thousands of miles across the world and then not fulfilling your promises, it looks, at best, ill—judged, and at worst wrong and cruel. and it went on into the 1980s. jesse and her younger brother and sister were in the first resettled group from reunion to arrive at this children's home in south—western france in 1967. jesse has spent years trying
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to discover the background to her family story. but her care files from this children's home have disappeared. do you think you can judge what happened back then through modern eyes? i came to paris to find out how the french government views the scandal now. in 2014, the parliament accepted the state's moral responsibility for it. those who were exiled hope president macron will apologise for what happened once the investigating commission delivers its report. it's a big moment. marlene‘s first visit to her island in 52 years. she's brought her daughter, aurore, for support. the scandal of reunion‘s exiled children has become a story across france. the government's now paying airfares and some expenses so exiles can revisit their island every three years if they wish to.
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and some of marise‘s sisters are at the airport to meet her for the first time. but there is no—one to greet marlene. five decades have meant huge change on an island that is culturally creole and very french. 0nce uninhabited, reunion now has a population of nearly 865,000. it is still much poorer here than mainland france. the economy is underpinned by french aid. in an attempt to help exiles find out about their past, the french government has demanded any documents the authorities hold are handed over to the individuals involved. next, it's marlene‘s turn. marise‘s biological father died in 2006. before they had a chance to meet. his daughters are the living link
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in her search for an identity. but their first meeting didn't deliver the resemblance for which she yearned. it's a big step so soon after meeting sisters with whom she clearly already has a bond. what will happen if the dna test is negative and you're not related? marlene‘s come to pay her respects to giselle, the sister who tried to persuade her not to go to france. though she's been dead for years, there is only a bare plaque. but marlene knows she has
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another sister, marianique. she's desperate to find her, but she's not sure whether she is alive or dead. we went to the town hall looking for clues. so you have an address for your sister. two hours later came the phone call marlene had only dared to dream of. from marianique herself. so what is it like to see her now? with their suffering now starting to be acknowledged and the french government paying their airfares, 11 exiles returned to reunion in 2017. another 30 are already planning trips this year. for many of them, the experience will be bittersweet.
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hello. we are into one of the longest cold spells of the winter so farand it longest cold spells of the winter so far and it looks weird room —— like we will get another week. and it might not be done then. some of us will see more snow. we have had some this weekend in the higher parts of northern england and scotland. the threat of it elsewhere over the weekend. 0n threat of it elsewhere over the weekend. on sunday, this weather system fizzles out in situ and a keen and cold north—easterly wind behind it blows through eastern and north—easterly england with showers. a lot of them falling as rain or sleet or snow or hail. elsewhere, variable cloud and some sunny spells on a drier, brighter day. but it is still cold. some sunshine, a light breeze. the cold north—easterly wind across east anglia and the south of
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england will make it feel closer to freezing. then they showers turning to sleet and snow across south—east england on sunday night and monday in increasing the ice threat as well. so watch out for possible disruption there. another fine winter's day with variable sunshine. still cold particularly with that wind in the south—east. from monday to tuesday, the other end of the uk, and this weather system coming in from the atlantic. this pushing into cold air will bring further sleet and snow. probably all sleet and snow away from coastal areas. it goes to the south on tuesday but wea ke ns. we goes to the south on tuesday but weakens. we are not expecting huge amounts of snow but it does not take much to cause disruption so keep an eye on the forecast for tuesday. 0n tuesday night into wednesday, the front pushes southwards and ba g u ettes front pushes southwards and baguettes and showers to the north
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in the uk and occasionally dry and sunny weather on wednesday. the temperatures are stuck in single figures. another north west weather system. the story for thursday is from the atlantic. this front may have a little less cold air associated with it but this may still be some sleet and snow on higher ground. more of us will see rain rather than snow. the system pushes southwards and weakens once again as we go through thursday. by the end of next week, we still have the end of next week, we still have the cold air in place but this area of mild air is another weather system coming in from the atlantic and trying to turn our weather milder, wetter and more windy. it is another area of low pressure with a frontal system coming our way with strengthening wind and some wet weather. the question is, as this
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arrives in time for next weekend, what will we get out of eight? it is likely that it will turn less cold for a time but only briefly. as it comes in, there will be rain and the threat of snow particularly on higher ground. something to watch out for. it may be windy enough to bring strong winds and even gales. and as that system pulls away, it will turn cold yet again, most likely. this is bbc news. i'm vicki young. the headlines at ten... the leader of northamptonshire council, which has had to ban almost all spending, says she warned the government their finances were unsustainable.
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we've been in what you might call a perfect storm of huge increases in demand for our services at the same time as significant reductions in funding coming from central government. the italian interior minister says the drive—by shooting that injured six african immigrants in macerata was motivated by "racial hatred". it's emerged tonight that two more women have reported harvey weinstein to the metropolitan police over allegations of sexual assault. ireland pull off a dramatic victory with the last kick of the game in the six nations rugby — as they beat france by 15 points to 13 in paris. and in half an hour, we'll take a look at tomorrow's papers,
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