tv Outside Source BBC News March 28, 2018 9:00pm-10:00pm BST
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. detectives investigating the attempted murders of a former spy and his daughter say they believe the russians first came into contact with the nerve agent at their home. a first foreign trip for north korea's leader — these pictures confirm he did visit beijing — china says kim jong—un is serious about giving up nuclear weapons. and we'll report from san francisco, where facebook announced changes to give its users more control over their own privacy. the australian cricket team captain and vice captain had been sent home having been even 12 months banned from the game. and uk measures to ban plastic bottles a nd and uk measures to ban plastic bottles and cans. we have new information on how
the former russian spy, sergei skripal and his daughter julia came into contact with the nerve agent. this copy came in the last hour, authorities say: let's speak to ban ando. thatis that is the top line of that copy. this is a huge investigation. three weeks ago sergei skripal and his daughter yulia were taken ill on a park bench in salisbury. a police officer came to their aid, all three went to hospital as a result of poisoning from this russian—made nerve agent, nova choc. ——
the pair went into town and left traces of the nerve agent around them as they move. the police have said it is clear that there are smaller cases around salisbury but the highest concentration on their front door which is where the focus of the investigation will be. other parts of the city have been handed back to wiltshire police, presumably to allow other people to use them but a lot of activity around the outskirts of their home. we can see the aerial shots. how far was the bench where they were found from their home? event was in the city centre near the restaurant where they had a meal. their home was on they had a meal. their home was on the edge of salisbury, it isn't a very large community. the
investigation has a lot of traction, many officers are involved. 250 officers working on it. they are going through 5000 hours of cctv. more than 1300 exhibits. 500 potential witnesses, pretty much eve ryo ne potential witnesses, pretty much everyone in the centre of town at the time. we are here for the hour, if you get any more details, come to us. a couple of days of rumours, we know that kim jong—un was in a couple of days of rumours, we know that kimjong—un was in beijing to meet xijinping. this is kim jong—un‘s first known foreign trip since taking office in 2011. plenty of things to talk about. kim jong—un‘s is expected to meet south korea's president in april, and donald trump in may. china is north korea's main economic ally and neighbour — and it would be expected that china would be consulted ahead of those summits.
this is robin brant in beijing. china's elder statesman, leader xi jinping and the 30 something brother. kim jong—un was given a substantial ceremonial welcome. we usually see pictures of others taking notes as kim speaks but this time it was different. china is north korea's only big benefactor but the relationship has soured significantly over kim's nuclear weapons programme. this was about telling the world including donald trump that they are friends again. in recent years the divide has got wider and wider. because china appears to have lost patience with its neighbour. that's mainly because of the kind of reckless language it thinks north korea has been using in those public spats with donald trump. but now there's a real chance of talks on the table and china wants to reassert its influence. kim reiterated that he is committed to denuclearisation. although that's an ambiguous statement and it's not new. one thing is very clear,
china wants to be front and centre as those nuclear talks get closer. from robin in beijing to laura bicker in seoul. here they are trying to figure out what kim jong—un means when he says he is willing to denuclearise. what exactly does he want in return for giving up his nuclear weapons? well, by aligning himself with china, the north koreans and chinese both want the same thing, they want us troops off this peninsular including us weapons. are south korea and the us willing to do this? as one analyst put it to me today, it's like opening pandora's box. we're really not sure exactly what may happen next. donald trump has been tweeting about this. robin prendes says that what the
chinese mean by the meeting going well is not necessarily what donald trump might mean. next stop washington and jane o'brien has more on where we've got to in the planning of this meeting. according to the white house it is full stea m according to the white house it is full steam ahead until may but a lot of planning needs to go into these things and we haven't had much detail yet. in the white house press briefing we heard that the us is cautiously optimistic but china's re—entry into the fray creates a new dynamic, a very interesting one because china's policy towards north korea hasn't always been on the same page as the us. interesting to see whether this helps or hinders those negotiations. a picture of john bolton here, i wanted to talk about
him, a crucialfigure in the run—up to the summit. he is the new security adviser. famously not a fan of the north koreans. no, he's not, one month ago he made a legal case for pre—emptive strike against north korea and he's said more recently that any summit between the president and kim jong—un must talk very much about denuclearisation. not how to get to denuclearisation, but getting rid of north korea's nukes. that sounds far more like an ultimatum fa nara nukes. that sounds far more like an ultimatum fanara negotiation. if thatis ultimatum fanara negotiation. if that is the case and the us does not have much it feels it can concede to watch this, then those talks could be very tricky. in terms of how the white house works we havejohn bolton coming in, mike pompeo waiting to be approved as the secretary of state. who are the most influential voices when it comes to foreign policy at the moment?” think both men are going to have the
year of the president but it's important to note thatjohn bolton is not in the chain of command, he won't be ordering any ground invasions, that's not hisjob, but he has the ear of the president and if he's the last person in the room he may be the person that president trump pays attention to. facebook has announced plans to give users more control of their data. here's the post. you'll have to go to facebook to read it in full. among several moves, it says it's now easier to delete facebook. you'll know why all of this is happening — the allegation that the data of 50 million users was harvested — and then used by the british firm cambridge analytica to help donald trump's presidential campaign. that story broke on march 16th. as google finance shows, this is what facebook‘s share price has done since. the company has lost
$80 billion in value. that's not its only concern — it's being sued by three users. looking at that, here's dave lee. facebook under increased legal pressure from several different corners. the one you are referring to specifically is legal action relating to how facebook was collecting data on android devices, the google software on mobile phones, using that data to log call information, contact details through its messenger app, the kind of companion app to the normal facebook app. that's one of several threats it faces from lawsuits but also from investigations from various government entities in the us and in the uk. the latest move today that you mentioned about changing some of the options for protecting data, that's part of some almost internal housekeeping, making sure that their internal tools for users are up to scratch because of the scandal but also
perhaps more pressingly about new european regulation coming into power at the end of may. facebook say that is what this is actually about, that they were preparing for that all along, but the timing, perhaps the added motivation to get the tools out quickly, has surely been upped because of the latest scandal. internal housekeeping but they've also got to deal, as you mentioned, with external pressures as well, like lawsuits and investigations from government organisations. so, just to be clear, dave, even if facebook did everything by the book now or it may still have serious questions to answer about what happened in the past? absolutely, absolutely. the biggest threat to facebook potentially is the investigation by the federal trade commission, the ftc. they are the kind of consumer watchdog for us consumers. what they are looking at specifically is whether facebook has perhaps violated an agreement it made in 2011 about how it protects data, specifically about how it tells users how their data is being used.
if the ftc decides, and this is a powerful part of the us government, if it decides that facebook went against the agreement, they can levy fines on facebook —based on per user, per violation, which for a network which has more than two billion users around the world, that's could soon add up to a huge problem for the company and the potential for enormous fines is obvious. that will be one of facebook‘s primary concerns. but as you been hearing, that's not the only concern they've got. plenty for the company to sort out internally and externally for their business. france has been honouring the policeman who was killed in last week's supermarket siege. lieutenant colonel arnaud beltrade. he died after offering himself in exchange for a hostage. last friday in the small southern town of trebes, a gunman launched an attack on this supermarket. three people died, as well as the officer. these pictures are from
colonel beltrame's state funeral earlier today. emmanuel macron is one of those who spoke. translation: in spite of the sadness, in spite of the injustice, the light in us is not extinguished. on the contrary, the light is spreading. the name of this killer is already forgotten whilst the name of arnaud beltrame has become a symbol of french heroism, the bearer of the spirit of resistance that we are. lucy williamson is in paris — here's her report. colonel beltrame walked into a hostage situation alone. now, for this lastjourney through the nation's capital he is accompanied by 200 of his colleagues. he was, his colleagues said, a man who would do
everything for his country. today, his country is doing what it can for him. to his coffin, president macron pinned france's highest honour, the legion d'honneur. but protecting france is notjust thejob of soldiers. the nation, uniting around arnaud beltrame today but there are deep divisions on how france's leaders might prevent attacks conceived and nurtured on french soil. stay with us on outside source — still to come — we'll be live in new york. we'll hear about the warning of a global trade war — that's coming from head of the world trade organisation. the high court has ruled in favour of two victims of the serial sex offender, john worboys , overturning
the parole board's decision to release him from prison. worboys has served ten years of an indeterminate sentence for assaulting 12 women, but it's believed he may have attacked more than a hundred. the high court said the parole board should have looked further into worboys‘ offending and must now make a "fresh determination". its chairman nick hardwick has resigned. the justice secretary told mps the case required immediate action. the case will be resubmitted to the parole board. a new panel will be constituted and updated evidence of his risk from prison and probation officials will be provided. the panel will then assess anew whether worboys is suitable for release. those victims, covered by the victim contact scheme, will be fully informed and involved in this process. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom.
our lead story. detectives investigating the attempted murders of a former spy and his daughter say they believe the russians first came into contact with the nerve agent at their home. syrian government forces have massed around the last rebel—held town in the eastern ghouta. local media are reporting that troops are preparing for a "huge" operation. the first funerals are taking place for those who died in the shopping centre fire in the siberian city of kemerovo. at least 64 people died in the on sunday, 41 of them were children. relatives are saying dozens of people are still missing. that's from bbc russian. lots of you on the bbc news app are reading about the case of the viola player who won a high court judgment against the royal opera house over a hearing injury during a rehearsal in 2012.
this is first time a court in the uk has award compensation of this kind. the head of the world trade organisation — roberto azevedo — has told the bbc that the world is seeing the first movements towards a trade war. he's been speaking to my colleague stephen sackur. i think that unilateral action can take us in that direction. do you characterise donald trump's actions as unilateral actions? i don't characterise anybody‘s actions. they know what they are. what i am... but you seem to be abdicating any responsibility to show leadership. it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter whether you find a major is unilateral or not. the fact is that when you announce certain types of measures and others deem that those measures are not in compliance with their obligations and threaten to retaliate, that is the problem. that's where we are today.
the whole thing is a problem. how big a problem is it? it's a big problem, i've been saying this for quite some time. it is a big problem. i don't think anybody believes that this is minor, even in the us administration. the reality is that these decisions are now ongoing. that was not the original announcement. the truth is... conversations are ongoing precisely because people are beginning to understand, i hope, how serious this is. joe miller is in new york. one thing you can help me outwith, how much influence does the wto have over the kind of relationships were discussing, between the us and china? the world trade organisation was set up precisely to avoid such a scenario, to prevent further trade wars, to encourage more harnan me —— harmony and a reduction of tariffs across the world. the truth is, and
you can across the world. the truth is, and you can see across the world. the truth is, and you can see in the interview, the wto doesn't really have any teeth. asa wto doesn't really have any teeth. as a democracy only functions by the powers given by the people, the wto is only functions by the power that various countries give it, agreeing to follow its rules and if countries say we are going to circumvent your rules or we're not going to listen to your resolution prescriptions, then there's not very much that they can do. that's the frustration that you're hearing in the interview, that essentially their hands are tied. where have we got to which the tariff plans, the chinese plans or the specific ones regarding steel and aluminium? that's another point that the head of the wto was trying to hint at. we haven't got far, for the talk of a looming trade war, they are just prescriptions, the trump white house saying they are going to sanction a certain number
of products and china saying they are considering 128 products from the us. that hasn't actually happened, their artful behind—the—scenes to reduce the number of sanctions being imposed, to reduce the economic impact on either side and every chance that a resolution will happen at some point that isn't unlike resolutions reached in previous administrations. that's the reality that we are rolling towards, a lot of tweeting and bluster but in the end, not much in terms of actual sanctions and tariffs. thank you forjoining us. if you want to see the full interview you can see it on the bbc news channel. the trial of the man who used run the chinese company that owns the waldorf astoria in new york has begun in shanghai. wu xiaohui is the former head of corporate giant anbang and stands accused of a $10 billion fraud.
the government has now taken control of the company. celia hatton is our asia pacific editor — and says authorities want to send a message. they are making a big deal out of this. in the past, companies making big acquisitions the way anbang was we re big acquisitions the way anbang was were applauded, the heroes of chinese business but that has changed and the government is really using the trial of wu xiaohui and the public takeover and shaming of anbang to signal to other chinese companies that the era of financial stability is here. that's what beijing wants to emphasise. in new york, google's self—driving unit waymo has launched its new jaguar, which is billed as the first "premium" autonomous car. waymo's chief executive has been talking to our north america technology correspondent dave lee. our focus has always been on safety, it is how we founded the project nine years ago at google as a self
driving car project and we've driven 5 million miles autonomously on public roads in the us, testing in 25 different cities, we have exercised the software in over £5 billion of situations. the perception of self driving took a hit with the uber incident. we'll have to see. ourjob is to get out and to be as transparent as we can with our technology. last fall we published a a0 page safety report to explain all aspects of safety. it is ourfounding explain all aspects of safety. it is our founding concept. there is a transition period, this collision between human drivers and computer drivers will result in accidents and inevitably result in war deaths. that is something your company surely acknowledges? what's happening on the road is nothing that we as humans should be proud
of, 1.25 million feeble die on the roads every year —— people die. i don't think we should be happy with that. the legal battle between porn—actress stormy daniels and us president donald trump has shifted to a new phase. this morning, her lawyer michael avenatti filed a motion in federal court seeking to depose the president. here's part of it. he wants a deposition "of no greater than two hours" of donald trump and his personal lawyer michael cohen. he wants to ask the president what he knew of the $130,000 payment to stormy daniels, part of a non—disclosure agreement less than two weeks before the election. ms daniels, real name stephanie clifford, alleges she had an affair with mr trump in 2006. here's mr avenatti. what we want is the truth, we want
to know the truth about what the president newcomer when he knew it and what he did about it as it relates to this agreement. we will test the voracity, the truthfulness of his attorney's statements and we are confident that when we get to the bottom of this we are going to prove to the american people that they have been told a bucket of lies. we're going to learn about a ghost galaxy. here it is in the screen, it's just been discovered and it's being described as a ghostly glow in the sky. i don't know if you can pick that up on your tv screens. compare it to this picture. it shows a much brighter galaxy with its more familiar spiral appearance. this is in fact a dark matter halo. here's our science reporter mary halton on the theory. there are bright clusters of stars in the galaxy and when physicists look at how they move it tells them about the mass of the galaxy and when they did that calculation for this one they found that the mass
was the same as the number of stars in the galaxy, which is very unusual. usually most of the mass is made up by dark matter which we can't detect but we know is there. dark matter we think is absent from this ghostly galaxy? theoretically, it is the early stage of the discovery but it would be the first of its kind if that were the case. would it change our understanding of dark matter? if that is true it will change our understanding of dark matter and galaxies because dark matter and galaxies because dark matter is fundamental to the destruction of galaxies. in terms of the light that galaxies give off, dark matter, the name suggests that it may not give off much light but how does that fit into what we can see? dark matter is pretty much invisible to us apart from the gravitational effect. it is so transparent because it has so few stars and physicists don't know if thatis stars and physicists don't know if that is connected to the lack of
dark matter. it is innate category of diffuse galaxies. how did they find it? they were looking at these ultra—diffuse objects. they were taking photos and they wanted to see what they do and it turns out they are interesting. so there could be a number of ghostly galaxy ‘s? certainly and other researchers have found they —— said they have found galaxies that may have these qualities but they are farther away and it is hard to look at them with our technology. mary doing a good job of explaining how much she knows and how little i know. if you want science stories, go to the bbc news app and press the scientists have —— science tab. if you have an easter break planned
in the likes of dubai or uruguay have your forecast coming up but first, beijing, a city notorious for its pollution levels. the orange skies you can see from wednesday, a combination of pollution and dust from deserts to the north, low pressure pushing east, bringing strong wind and pushing the dust and sand to the city. high pressure has started building and will continue do so. like us in europe, we could be infora do so. like us in europe, we could be in for a temperature roller—coaster ride. beijing, temperatures set to go into the 20s over the weekend but them back down to the single figures. a spring roller—coaster on the way for parts of america and canada, snow at times but this area is bringing the start of the spring storm season, tornadoes, thunderstorms, gusty wind. on the eastern flank of it, to
the eastern coast of the us, we are dragging up some warm weather. the likes of miami and orlando will have sunshine. a chance of storms but temperatures above where they should be for the time of year. a boost in temperatures in new york before they drop again next week. now we go to somewhere where the heat has been building, the middle east. exceptionally hot for the time of year. temperatures should be in the 20s in baghdad, 39 degrees on thursday before falling back to normal. temperatures a few degrees above where they should be elsewhere. sunshine in cairns at the moment, we've seen flooding from a tropical storm and out at sea we've got the remnants of topical cyclone iris. not a direct threat but it will bring some oyster to the queensland coasts. that includes brisbane which hello, i'm ros atkins,
this is outside source, and these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. british police say the two russians poisoned with nerve agent in salisbury first came into contact with the substance at their home address, with traces found on sergei skripal‘s front door. a first foreign trip for north korea's leader — these pictures confirm he did visit beijing — china says kim jong un is serious about giving up nuclear weapons. the latest measure to fight plastic pollution — the uk is pushing ahead with charging users for bottles and cans. we'll ask if it will do anything to clean up the oceans. every day, outside source features bbc journalists working in over 30 languages. your questions are always welcome. #bbcos is the hashtag. in the last half hour,
polls have closed in egypt's presidential election. there's no question who is going to win. abdel fata al—sisi, the president since 201a. it could have been a competitive race — but as one ngo — the us project on middle east democracy — tweeted. .. they were imprisoned, they were detained, harassed or simply decided to withdraw. only one other candidate remains, this man, moussa mustafa moussa — but he supports president sisi. in an unsurprising development, he
hasn't got very much support. sally nabil is in menufiya, north of the capital cairo. i spoke to her a little earlier. sally, first of all, have you seen any evidence that people are supporting the president's rival? not at all really, i have been covering day gm corner 7’, [mm every corner there are huge posters for president sisi, and since the morning where i am in this city in northern egypt, i have seen a couple of minivans touring around the city, calling on voters to go to the polls. and all of of 5..—
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these long queues inside a polling station, just as you see behind me. it has been very quiet since the morning, and just in the last few hours, people started coming into the polling station. i asked a couple of voters, is it about the fine? some said no, we are coming willingly, we want to vote, we believe this is our national duty, but some of them said we are tired of paying money. what are the policies that president sisi will bring to his second term, i asked sally, and she said we are still waiting to find out. no mistake there will be a second term, she is going to win. now, i have a story of restaurant in toronto, where vegan protesters have started to gather outside — over the last couple of weeks the protests and the restaurant's response has become increasingly personal. this video was posted online — protesters just outside the window with people eating inside. which depending on your approach to dining out is maybe not what you're
looking for. that follows some changes that were made to the restaurants sign. well, the owner of the restaurant clearly wasn't happy. so the head chef then responded by carving and eating a deer leg in the window. this story is now getting national coverage in canada — jake edminston wrote this piece for the national post. hejoins us now. jake, these guys need to sit down and talk it out, don't they? it sounds like it has escalated beyond all these in. yeah, and thatjust might happen, from what i am hearing they have been in talks about potentially going on a foraging trip together outside toronto. are you serious?! they are going to thrash it out in a foraging trip? that was the offer from the chef and owner come i am not sure if the protesters
will take them off on that. lots and lots of restaurants in toronto serve meat, so what is it so much about this restaurant upsetting tegan protesters ? this restaurant upsetting tegan protesters? it goes back to december when the organiser of the protest walk by anne soy sandwich board outside that said venison is the new kayal. there was obviously a joke. they didn't take it as a joke. it was more that they took it as a mockery of the animals they were serving. it perplexed a lot of people in the city, myself included, specifically because antler, the restau ra nt, specifically because antler, the restaurant, is one of the more progressive restaurants when it comes to their philosophy of meat and animal welfare. they try and serve game, and the owner has been public about his disapproval of factory farms. so we are kind of baffled about why they would choose them but it is almost the reason why they chose them. they are trying to
what they said about the risk of any kind of ethical meat. they say if the animal is killed, it is not ethical. are these protesters happy to talk to big media like you, the national post, and explain what their tactics are come what their plan is? they have, although they have been more shy than you would expect. for whatever reason, have been more shy than you would expect. forwhatever reason, i have been more shy than you would expect. for whatever reason, i don't think they were expecting this to become a national story, or now an international story. one last question, here in london vegetarian and vegan restaurants are doing particularly well, have been to the last couple of years. is it the same in canada? yes, there is a lot of the riding vegan restaurants in toronto, and the protesters will tell you that because one of their demands is that this restaurant and all restaurants become the can restau ra nts. all restaurants become the can restaurants. thank you for the update. keep an eye on the national post website full of that foraging trip if that happens. i don't think it will come we will have to seek a thank you to jake for that. now a
more serious matter. vicky momberg has been convicted as a racist — it's a landmark ruling — and the official term for it is crimen injuria. the charges came because in 2016, vicky momberg's expletive laced tirade against at a black police officer was filmed. it was after she had a crash. in court, thejudge read out her entire rant — including the a8 times she used an offensive term for black africans. nomsa maseko was in court — here's her report. iam not i am not going to entertain this. the racist rant that landed the team on boat injail. in her tirade, she held a band racial slur, also known as k—word at police officers who we re as k—word at police officers who were tried out her after her car was broken into. today, she was sentenced to an
effective two—year jail sentence. the magistrates said previous criminal injury cases have not prevented other racial incidents from taking place in this country, and therefore imposing a direct prison sentence without the option for a fine would send a strong message. the konta will not grant bale at this stage of the proceedings until the application to appeal is heard and the court has made a ruling thereon. the prosecutor described the incident as the worst case ever to appear before a south african court of this type of crime. people need to watch their tongues before they talk. there are consequences for your actions. momberg has been remanded in custody, pending the outcome of the appeal. don't forget you can get much more detail on our top stories on our web site including
everything you need to know about the latest efforts to tackle. a former assistant of harvey weinstein's been talking to mps in westminster — and describing how she pressured into signing a non—disclosure agreement when she tried to raise concerns about weinstein's behaviour. zelda perkins worked for weinstein's company miramax in the uk 20 years ago. here's some of what we heard. i resigned because he sexually assaulted and attempted to rape a colleague of mine, a colleague who had colleague of mine, a colleague who ha d rece ntly colleague of mine, a colleague who had recently been employed. she had only been with the company for a month, and had only met him once, and obviously when summer comes to you saying that has happened, there is not much choice what you should do. so we considered ourselves constructively dismissed at that
point. what did you think would happen to you if you breached any of those clauses? at that point, i actually thought i would probably go to jail. oh really? i knew that i would be sued for the damages, for the money, though that wasn't so much my concern, i thought then i was breaking the law. and this again was breaking the law. and this again was my naivete and ignorance, and there is another point about this, that there needs to be information, so that there needs to be information, so that people understand what their rights are. harvey weinstein was also invited to give evidence — but declined. he's consistently denied any non—consensual sex — which would mean a lot of women are lying — last october he did say... catrina smith is an employment lawyer. she has more on these kind of confidentiality agreements in the workplace. it is not to say that
confidentiality arrangements are bad, per se, but confidentiality arrangements are bad, perse, but where confidentiality arrangements are bad, per se, but where they do stop people from calling out bad behaviour, then there is a problem. english law actually already tries to deal with it, because any provision in a contract, which tries to stop people from in shorthand blowing the whistle is void. you can break the nda in the sense that you can makea break the nda in the sense that you can make a protected disclosure, which is about any misconduct or wrongdoing or criminal activity, it wouldn't cover that. the difficulty, though, is that protective disclosure is quite a complicated mechanism to get through all of it, andi mechanism to get through all of it, and i think maybe people aren't advised well off as to actually what it means. i think ndas is only part of the problem, because i think what often of the problem, because i think what ofte n sto ps of the problem, because i think what often stops people from speaking out is not the nda, it's that they are worried it will have an impact on their career, they will be labelled a troublemaker, and actually what we really need to do is change the culture, and the people who should
be afraid not the victims. the weinstein story prompted millions of women around the world to share stories of sexual assault and harassment. some came from inside the un. nada tawfik in new york has more. the united nations as a place of lofty ideals. for many a privilege and ambition to serve the organisation, but with the rise of the meat to movement, a different side of working under the un flag has come to view. being try to be kissed in the lift, dragged into a hotel room, all the women i have spoken to it is exactly the same modus operandi is. this lady worked at un eight for a decade. she has come forward to describe the harassment by herformer come forward to describe the harassment by her former female boss louise laws, because she believes this is a systemic problem across the un. other women have accused her, one through an official complaint. una said a proper
investigation was conducted that precluded from any wrongdoing. investigation was conducted that precluded from any wrongdoingm angered me because it is precisely why women don't come out to report. the women who tried to report, every single one of them was sidelined, and in some cases whether it is louis law or bullying and intimidation, they were systematically victimised, that is why people don't report. how can you expect staff to report sexual harassment if they are not in reality protected from retaliation? this lady represents thousands of un staff and has herself experienced sexual harassment in a previous un posting. she says a recent survey conducted by the staff unions showed what many already knew, that most have little faith in the complaints process. overwhelmingly what came back, what we got out of that survey was that people did not say anything, or they did not report
because they felt nothing was going to be done. they had no faith their complaints would be addressed. campaigners say there is a culture of impunity. one proposal is for an external oversight body to monitor the un's internal justice external oversight body to monitor the un's internaljustice process and make recommendations. we are supposed to be defending the institution, the accused and the accuser simultaneously and that is just a completely unworkable conflict—of—interest that would not be allowed to persist anywhere else in the world. the secretary general antonio porto—vecchio says there is a zero tolerance policy and has set up a zero tolerance policy and has set upa task a zero tolerance policy and has set up a task force to address the problem. particularly now we're looking at investigators with experience in handling sexual harassment cases so experience in handling sexual harassment cases so i think we need to give time. the secretary general believes there is time and that achieving gender parity will help.
still his weakest challenge will be convincing staff that the organisation is on their side. every day on outside source we try to bring you all of the essentials on the biggest global stories. this is the pro—independence catalan politician clara ponsati and she's just been in court in scotland — because spain wants to extradite her. she faces various charges relating to the declaration of catalan independence last year. before that, she'd been serving in carles puidgement‘s catalan government. well, like puidgement, she fled from catalonia to belgium. unlike mr puigdemont, who stayed there, though he currently has
issues in germany, but his colleague went to scotland, she took up a role she had previously held at the university of saint andrews. now she's handed herself into police in edinburgh. here's her lawyer. clara wishes for me to state that these charges are politically motivated and a grotesque distortion of the truth. she cannot believe that she is being held responsible for the violence that took place on the day of the referendum. she believes that the catalan people try to express a democratic right to decide their own destiny, and the only people that should be held responsible for the brutal violence was the spanish police and the 6000 state security forces who attacked the catalan people on the half of the catalan people on the half of the spanish government. next, cricket. australia banned captain steve smith and vice—captain david warner for 12 months. it's because they cheated in the last match against south africa. the man they got to tamper with the ball was cameron bancroft. he's banned for nine months.
all have been kicked off the tour. here's steve smith at the airport in johannesburg. what did you say to your team—mates when you left? booing id tell 1d tell that has emerged is that —— one detail that has emerged is that cameron bancroft was using a yellow piece of sandpaper to rough up the ball. we know exactly what it is because of this lengthy rap sheet that the cricket australia authorities have put online. you can find the whole thing on the website. —— on their website. we are told that david warner was the instigator, he taught bancroft how to rough up the ball. and that smith knew about the plan but he made misleading public comments about the whole thing. let's here from the head of australian cricket. clearly this has caused a huge amount of damage to the game of cricket as a
whole, and certainly australian cricket, and it has come from as the fans's confidence cricket, and it has come from as the fa ns's confidence and cricket, and it has come from as the fans's confidence and faith in cricket and it is really are responsible at it, players, administrators, coaches and others, to re—instil that faith and confidence. smith and warner have also been banned from playing in the indian premier league. that'll cost the pair $1.8 million each. if you include their australian contract, they'll each be down swipe 3 million dollars for the year. and that's before you include sponsors. we know lg has cut ties with david warner. on top of that, smith can't captain for two years. warner can never captain. we know he had ambitions to get that job, it's not going to happen. you probably have seen over the last few days the reactions in the australian newspapers have been anything but calm. they have been intense. also the reaction has been considerable. let's get the thoughts of phil
walker from wisden cricket monthly. what is interesting to me is the extent, the ferocity in australia with regards to the horror of what they have seen. it is interesting that despite the being an englishman, and i was out in australia watching england getting demolished to three months ago, i feel i would not say survey for the australians involved, but i am surprised to say the least by the extent of the criticism and the public outrage that has emanated from australia. shane warne is one of the greatest cricketers ever to play for australia, he has been retired for a few years now but he put a first uth post on facebook saying the jump to his terrier is something that has been elevated beyond the offence and maybe we are at the point where the punishment just might not fit the crime. needless to say, sympathy is in short supply given how this australian team has carried on in recent years. but you can find some.quad this is the former england cricketer ebony rainford—brent.
i think the reputational damage here is bad because of how bad it looked on camera and those are some of the big concerns about why the bands are there. i would have gone for six months, a year is a very long time out of an international career. six months would have been fine to me. next we talk about plastic. the uk is bringing in deposits on drinks bottles and cans. you'll pay more when you buy a drink but get the deposit back if you return the bottle or can. the idea is boost recycling and cut waste. plastic has become a potent issue in the uk not least because of the bbc‘s series blue planet 2. it had pictures similar to these. we cannot show you the series itself because of rights restrictions, but lots of plastics, some animals eating plastic, and the series had a
huge impact on how the public felt about the issue. politicians are now acting on that, it is also worth saying the uk has done something like this before. this will take you back a few years to 1960, when reused schemes were common. bring back the bottle, you got some money in return. once disposable plastic bottles arrived, those kind of schemes stopped, and so began the problem of enormous scale. we estimated that around 13 billion plastic bottles are sold every year just in the uk. only 7.5 billion of them are recycled. globally, plastic production is going up and up and up. 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic in 2017 were manufactured, represented by this blue strip, that in 2015 just a couple of years back, the figure was 6.3. thejustin rose two yea rs figure was 6.3. thejustin rose two years the amount of plastic being produced annually has increased that much. on top of that, 79% of all
that plastic ends up either in landfill or back in the natural environment, like the oceans. we should also mention the uk is not the first to use this kind of deposit schemes, around a0 countries do, including germany, sweden, israel as well, but we will highlight norway. the uk has been particularly interested in how it does things. victoria gill has been telling me why. the reason why norway is so interesting is their scheme has been so interesting is their scheme has been so successful that they recycle 97% of their plastic bottles. now the intention from the environment secretary michael gove is that actually the scheme in england would cover glass, plastic and metal containers, metal drinks containers, so containers, metal drinks containers, so it would actually go further. but one interesting thing of the norwegian scheme does is use what are being called reverse vending machines, so the extra cost that you will pay when you buy your bottle of fizzy drink or your bottle of water, thatis fizzy drink or your bottle of water, that is returned to you when you ta ke that is returned to you when you take your empty clean that is returned to you when you ta ke your em pty clea n bottle that is returned to you when you take your empty clean bottle back to the shop. there is a vending machine
with a little hole in it, you post your bottle back through, that machine sorts that plastic, and in our case, the glass and the metal as well, and it figures it out, put it in the right box and spits out a coupon, and you can spend that coupon, and you can spend that coupon at the shop. that is how the deposit is returned to you. the recycling figures are good but what do the drinks manufacturers think about all this? in norway, the scheme allows for the drinks manufacturers to get a tax benefit, so manufacturers to get a tax benefit, so it is all this kind of economic incentive to be to make this whole scheme work. the feedback from norway has been that everyone is a winner. it is a smaller population, smaller economy, but it does seem to bea smaller economy, but it does seem to be a real model for how this could work. those reverse vending machines again are an expensive bit of infrastructure, they could maybe be something you would have in a supermarket but not at your little corner shop. a lot of uncertainty about this, how much will be extra cost on that bottle be, how much
will you get back, how will small shops deal with it, and all of that needs tying up, and everything needs crossing and dotting before we can really go forward with this. let's quickly finish with where we started, this copy that came in an hour or two ago with authorities in the uk saying they now have more information about the first moments when at former russian spy and his daughter came into contact with the nerve agent, they say the highest concentration of the nerve agent was on his front door. i will see you tomorrow, goodbye. hello. at times this week, the weather has been pretty disappointing. we have seen some heavy rain, hats and miserable conditions out there but as the rain has cleared away, we have also seen the cloud break up, and we have had some sunshine. now this is how we are heading into the easter weekend.
it looks as though there will be a little bit of everything thrown at oscar ouma that will be some rain at times, it stays quite cold to the north, so with any elevation there will be some snow on the hills, jenrick all across the country, and fingers crossed it is not a write—off. we will see some sunshine as well. it is a mess, really. i will try to put some detail on it for you, we start off on thursday with an area of low pressure and a front pushing into the southwest again, that will bring some rain, some quite heavy just again, that will bring some rain, some quite heavyjust like we have seen some quite heavyjust like we have seen this week, as it moves across southern england and wales. further north and west, the best of the brightness, but an easterly feed will keep things cool across the north—east of scotland with some showers, and the showers could be a little bit wintry to the tops of the mountains. only 5 degrees in aberdeen, disappointing further south, nine or ten. aberdeen, disappointing further south, nine orten. spot aberdeen, disappointing further south, nine or ten. spot the difference as we move into good friday still under that influence of low pressure, still with france circulating around below and still further north that easterly feed, making it cooler and cloudy with a
few scattered showers. but the heaviest of the rain on good friday again down to the south—west, moving up again down to the south—west, moving up through wales, the midlands and into the north of england. temperatures disappointing for this time of year, five to 9 degrees the high. as we move into saturday, the low— pressure high. as we move into saturday, the low—pressure drifts off into the near continent. we still see the wind is coming off the north sea, so a lwa ys wind is coming off the north sea, so always the risk of a little more cloud, and it looks as though the showers are likely to focus on the east coast, one or two just filtering further inland as we go further through the day but perhaps a quieter story down to the south, but still not particularly warm with it, five to 11 celsius. easter day looks likely to be the best a of the weekend, with the isobars opening up, the winds falling light, there should be a good deal of dry weather in this story. now there is a level of uncertainty as to just how much the cloud will break up but i am erring on the optimistic, a dry story on easter day, some sunny spells coming through, certainly the best day of the weekend, and highs
of six to 11 degrees. but you really ought to make the most of it. waiting in the wings, we do it all again, anotherfrontal waiting in the wings, we do it all again, another frontal system, another area of low pressure brings in some rain. this time as advance into the colder air further north, there is the potential that we could see some snow. you there is the potential that we could see some snow. you will certainly need to keep abreast of the forecast if you have travel plans on easter monday. that looks likely to be wet snow potentially at lower levels but there could be some snow to higher ground as well. we will need to keep an eye on this, a disappointing day to the north, milderfurther south. this is easter monday, as that front pushes through, behind it you see the wind swing round to a south—westerly direction. so on easter monday to the south, despite it being pretty unsettled, it could be just that little bit milder as well, so the milder yellow tones sit across the uk. not for long however, the blues are set to return. but as we go further ahead into the six to ten day period, it is worth bearing in mind that there could be a wave,
ripples of slightly less cold air just pushing into the south, and this will be the story really. if we are going to see anything milder it will be across the southern half of the uk. it stays cold and unsettled the uk. it stays cold and unsettled the north. tonight at ten — the high court has blocked the release from prison of the serial sex attackerjohn worboys. two of his victims persuaded the high court to overturn the decision of the parole board, which must now carry out another review. i think a lot of women can actually sleep a little bit happier tonight, not worrying about the outcome, whether he's going to be released, so it was a fantastic result. worboys, a former cab driver, has served 10 years of an indeterminate sentence. lawyers say this is a landmark ruling. i'm incredibly happy for my two clients who have undergone such an incredibly long battle, having been failed by all aspects of the criminaljustice system. we'll be assessing the implications for the parole board, whose chairman was forced to resign today. also tonight...