tv Outside Source BBC News April 18, 2018 9:00pm-10:00pm BST
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. nearing the end of the castro era in cuba as raul is about to step down. members of the national assembly name the next president, it's miguel diaz—canel. turkey's president erdogan brings forward by more than a year elections that are expected to consolidate his power. we will be in istanbul to hear about that. we'll be live in westminster. the british government has suffered its first defeat in the house of lords over the centrepiece of its brexit legislation — we'll get the details from westminster. one of the suspects behind iceland's big bitcoin heist escapes prison, and boards a plane with the prime minister. we'll tell you all about that story. we bring together the most important
information on the biggest global stories, we will learn about cuba's next president first of all. cuba's next president will not be a castro for the first time in almost 60 years. instead, cuba's parliament has proposed miguel diaz—canel. he's was the only candidate to replace raul castro — and he's cut from the same cloth — he's been a fixture in cuba's current political hierarchy for years. indeed it's all he's ever known. he was born after fidel and raul castro overthrew the government in the 1959 revolution. and he's from a generation that grew up under their leadership. will grant is in havana and told us what we know about the person is about to take over control. well, he was the education minister
but he's perhaps best known as well into blow for running the communist party in the province, he's been vice president for a while and now he's set to take over the top job so quite clearly he is loyal, he's clearly backed by raul castro, he's decided that he will be his replacement. and it's really all that done by the shouting, the parliament needs to confirm it. this isa parliament needs to confirm it. this is a parliamentary body that has never crossed what the top leadership says in the past. it's a lwa ys leadership says in the past. it's always confirmed every proposal has been put in front of it and i don't think it's going to do anything different on this occasion. has we had any clues as a type of policies the new president will try to praise you? it's a tricky one, he's been seen as something as a modernizer who came out in support of a group of young bloggers who were going to
be taken down from the internet for criticising the revolution at one point and everyone thought he's kind of backing young people to have more access to the internet, that's interesting. but subsequently we have seen videos of him addressing the party fateful where he was attacking the idea of private business owners where he was suggesting the cu ban business owners where he was suggesting the cuban revolution needs to return to its core socialist values so there's other people who think he's more of a hardliner from the people who think he's more of a hardlinerfrom the fidel people who think he's more of a hardliner from the fidel castro school. it's hard to say to be perfectly honest. i think one thing that you've been in order to get to this position doesn't necessarily mean this position doesn't necessarily m ea n exa ctly this position doesn't necessarily mean exactly what you'll be, want to ta ke mean exactly what you'll be, want to take over as president so we will wait to see. it will be months before he really and ask anything under his own accord because raul castro will continue to be head of the communist party. recep tayyip erdogan knows a thing or two about consolidating power — and he's looking to do so again. he's called snap parliamentary and presidential polls injune — that's a year ahead of schedule. here's his announcement. we always prefer to hold on until
the general elections in november 20 i9. the general elections in november 20 19. however, both the cross—border operations in syria and the historical event —— events in the region have made it necessary that turkey overcomes the uncertainties as soon as possible. this is quite a change of tack. mark lowen is our correspondent in turkey and he has pointed out this is a quick change for the president. tweet @marklowen so yesterday, #erdogan said he was "sad" at #bahceli's allied leader of the nationalist movement idea of early elections on 26 august and #akp said it gave importance to elections being held on time. today, the president made it even two months earlier than that. the sadness didn't last long. here's mark's thoughts from istanbul. it came like a bolt from the blue. president erdogan announcement of snap parliamentary and presidential elections more than a year early, one turkish twitter user wrote two
months is not enough to organise a wedding that alone an election. so, why the rush? well, cynics would say that he's trying to catch the opposition off—guard, to put the wings of his main rival. a former interior minister who formed her new right—wing party just a interior minister who formed her new right—wing partyjust a few months ago and so this stops her from gaining momentum. also possibly resident erdogan wanted to preempt an economic crash. there are storms gathering on the horizon, the turkish lira has plunged to record lows, it's the world's worst emerging markets currency and also there's a huge current account deficit and stubbornly high inflation. so perhaps he wants to watch an election before an economic downturn. what supporters say is that he simply trying to bring clarity after a referendum, narrowly passed a change to a political system here in turkey last year. from a parliamentary to a presidential system. but that will only come into place after the election which is why president
erdogan says he needed to bring the election forward. so either way, really the odds are stacked in his favour because this election will be held under a state of emergency imposed since the failed coup in 2016 that has seen 50,000 people arrested, 160,000 people sacked or suspended, so those sweeping powers under a state of emergency a near total dominance of the news media really gives him a huge electoral advantage. but still, an early election can backfire, he willjust need to ask the british prime minister that, theresa may whose gamble on early election last year really went the wrong way for her, president erdogan will hope that he can do rather better with this one onjune can do rather better with this one on june the 24th. her government has suffered a brexit defeat in the house of lords, the upper house of parliament in westminster and we will be live in a few minutes' time. but before that, let's talk about mike pompeo. so earlier this month mike pompeo — the head of the cia, soon to be us secretary of state — met with kim jong—un. president trump just
been talking about that. hejust he just left hejust left north korea, had a great meeting with kim jong—un and got along with him really well, really great and he's that kind of a quy- really great and he's that kind of a guy. he's very smart but he gets along with people. so i think that mike will be in good shape, we will see what happens. a lot of people are predicting other things but i have a feeling it's going to work properly well. even pompeo's meeting is significant. it's the highest—level contact between the us and north korea since 2000 when the then—secretary of state, madeleine albright travelled to pyongyang for talks with kim jong—il, kim jong—un's father. president trump himself is due to meet north korea's leader later this year. we still don't have any detail on that summit. president trump's suggested
it could happen in earlyjune. well, this mike pompeo news has come out while president trump is hosting shinzo abe at mar—a—lago in florida. and north korea was already on japan's agenda. barbara plett usher, palm beach, florida. i think it shows that planning for this summit is more advanced than many people thought, there, mr pompeo went to north korea to hear for himself whether kim jong—un was ready to negotiate the possibility of giving up his nuclear weapons and the parody was told that he was an insult that has cleared away the path for the summit to go ahead and has convinced president trump we understand that there is grounds for a productive meeting although there no guarantee of it course. so i
think it shows that the corporation is under way and it looks as if the summit will go ahead and of course in terms of japan summit will go ahead and of course in terms ofjapan which has, was a bit uneasy about the whole thing because it's weary of diplomacy with north korea, wary that this won't need to be full denuclearization and have an impact onjapanese security interests i think he has been putting a brave face on it. he said look, kim jong—un's behaviour putting a brave face on it. he said look, kimjong—un's behaviour has shifted since the olympics, and he's given mrtrump shifted since the olympics, and he's given mr trump credit for that and told him he was being very courageous. in terms of how the japanese would like this to work out, if they could choose the nature of the deal between america and north korea what do you think they wa nted north korea what do you think they wanted to look like? well they want to make sure security is confirmed 01’ to make sure security is confirmed or is meant so one thing he said before the game is that he wanted to make sure the americans would demand
an elimination of all missiles, all threatening missiles from the north koreans not just a threatening missiles from the north koreans notjust a longer—range ones that can hit the united states, but also the shorter medium—range ones that threaten japan and he also the shorter medium—range ones that threatenjapan and he also wa nts to that threatenjapan and he also wants to make sure there is completed the nuclearization, come the dismantlement of the programme and there is not some sort of compromise made along the way with the americans when the americans feel 0k we don't think we are threatened any more with the nuclear attack and then agreed a compromise and the japanese are very suspicious because they have seen what they believe that to be the case to a kim jong—un operates. so they want those two things in particular and also to keep the sanctions on in a very strong way while negotiations are going ahead and not to miss them too soon and that is something that mr pompeo himself has said will be the approach of the americans. they will wa nt approach of the americans. they will want concrete results if they actually get into a hold of associating stream. concrete results before they relax any sanctions he said it's been a mistake and past
administrations that they did so too quickly. before the summit with donald trump — kimjong unis meeting the south korean president moon jae—in. and we've learned that they may sign a peace treaty that will formally end the korean war. laura bicker reports from seoul. here are her thoughts on this. south korea never feels like a country still at war. instead, the young claim the streets after work and ignore any threat from their neighbour to the north. now, after 65 years, this generation may have a chance at peace. 0fficials 65 years, this generation may have a chance at peace. officials in seoul are making it clear that no peace treaty would be on the table on this kim jong—un agreed to give treaty would be on the table on this kimjong—un agreed to give up his nuclear weapons. that's something many believe he will never be willing to do. however at peace treaty is something that his father
and his grandfather never achieved. it might prove quite tempting to the young leader. the leaders of the two koreas will come face—to—face at the heavily fortified border next week. but the any lasting agreement lies with the us, the hopes of many on this peninsula are in president trump's times. a couple of minutes ago i was saying theresa may face defeat in the house of lords and the upper house of parliament has chosen not to support a key pa rt parliament has chosen not to support a key part of the brexit plan. this is the lords earlier. peers voted to amend a key piece of the eu withdrawal bill. this is seen as a challenge to the government's plan to leave the eu's customs union. that was followed by a second defeat — when the lords approved an amendment which offers further protection of people's rights after brexit. ben wright, westminster. does this matter in practical terms
01’ does this matter in practical terms or is this mania about the politics? the politics are rather difficult for the government, no question about it, it was braced for trouble in the pound —— house of lords. the conservative party don't have a majority in the unelected upper house, so vote there are always much more dicey for it. it's also been clear for a more dicey for it. it's also been clearfor a long time more dicey for it. it's also been clear for a long time that the overwhelming view i think of the members of the house of lords was remained. they won the uk to stay in the european union. most of those are not reconciled to the fact that britain is leaving but they do see this moment with a big piece of legislation going through as a chance to try and adjust the terms under which britain needs. and check the negotiation under way now. and they have used today's moment to amend this bill to instruct ministers to go back to brussels are returned to brussels and seek the possibility of a customs union with the eu after brexit and then report back to parliament in the autumn and
tell mps how they got on. considering how easily this bill really got to the house of commons, the fact out that the house of lords is starting to inflict defeat on the government on key parts of brexit a significant even though in the end i think the government will be really confident in being able to overturn any defeat they suffered in the house of lords. there may be some views outside of the uk who are the news that a group of people who aren't elected are getting involved in something that's been done by a group of people who represent an electorate which chose to get out of the eu. and that is a complaint and an argument that you heard from in the house of lords today opposed to this amendment. who argued that there is no place in the house of lords to be challenging this referendum results really uncertainly a bill that had already been scrutinised in the house of commons. you're completely right, thatis commons. you're completely right, that is one of the arguments made today by some tory peers who think
it's outrageous really for the house of lords to be trying to shape the course of brexit but, a strong majority of peers disagree and they did in strictest defeat on the government and there are several more days where further defeats could be inflicted but this is not the end of the story. i will now happen is that the bill that they have amended will go back to the house of commons and as they said where the government do have a working majority, they will try and reverse the changes that the lords have put in place. that will be absolutely fascinating because we know that there are a number of conservative mps who also think along with the main opposition party, the labour party that it would be a good idea for the uk to have a customs arrangement, a customs union with the european union after brexit with an external tariff and they say much less friction when it comes to trade in goods at borders. so that votes in the house of commons when it comes will be absolutely fascinating and thenit will be absolutely fascinating and then it will be a real test for the government to see if they can see
opposition within their own party. thank you very much indeed i guess that's the way the system works here in the uk. stay with us on 0utside source — still to come... there will be hearing about what facebook is planning, it once together information about users using photo face recognition, it will happen in the eu and canada and we will get more details on that. the rate of inflation in the uk slowed last month , to the lowest in a year , the cost of clothing and footwear was partly responsible. here's andy verity with what it could mean for the next interest rate decision. the inflation numbers come in below what they thought it would. they we re what they thought it would. they were the people who set interest rates and the city has been expecting the will raise rates next month. these figures came in and you would expect that may mean less of
an urgent need to raise interest rates as you know the whole point of raising interest rates is to slow the economy down a bit, get ahead of inflation and stop it getting out of control. but it's much more in control. but it's much more in control than they expected. however, the city still think that interest rates will raise next month and they are giving an 80% likelihood. the only real effect on the market was only real effect on the market was on the currency market where the market down by about a sent against the dollar and the euro on the basis that the next interest rates rise after the next one when it comes so quickly so they now think next month rates rise would probably be the only one this year. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. members of cuba's national assembly have named miguel diaz—canel as the country's next president. he'll end the castro era when he takes over. some of the main stories from bbc world service. amnesty international has criticised the nigerian police for violently breaking up a demonstration
by shia muslims on monday. the human rights group said although there were reports that stones were thrown, there was no excuse for the use of live bullets, water cannon and tear gas. bbc afrique. facebook says it's started a pilot project to remove fake news during next month's assembly elections in the indian state of karnata ka. facebook has teamed up with an independentjournalism initiative that will check the authenticity of news ahead of the polls. i'd be interested to hear how they decide what's fake. let's stay with facebook — it's rolling out plans to gather more information from users' photos in the european union and canada, this time through facial recognition. it's not the first time they've tried it, according to one commentator. this is relatively new technology,
we have had it on passports for a while of course, they did have it backin while of course, they did have it back in 2010 and it stopped, it stopped being used, there was an agreement with the regulator that facebook is based in europe to stop doing it until such time as it could be properly managed. and that's really what the question is now, how would it be managed. 0n trade talks, donald trump has cast fresh doubt on whether the united states would try to rejoin the trans pacific partnership trade deal as he hosts japan's prime minister. joe miller is in new york. remind us of the ddb and donald trump us but history with its. absolutely, this is a massive trade deal with 12 countries including canada, mexico, japan obviously and originally the united states. they all signed this treaty before donald trump came into office, when donald trump came into office, when donald trump was campaigning he was quite critical of it is a good least, he
used some words we can't repeat on airand then as used some words we can't repeat on air and then as soon as he got into office on his very first day in fact he pulled the —— pulled the us out of the dpp. since then there have been hints that he wanted to rejoin and drastically hurt in a meeting in the white house he asked some of his cabinet members to look into the possibility ofjoining but last night we got the streets where he put fresh condemnation on dpp and said he prefers bilateral deals. two things are noteworthy about that suite. 0ne, it came after donald trump met with shinzo abe ofjapan. japan at the country along with 11 other countries is forging ahead on its own with a trade deal and speculate that he told donald trump they canjoin speculate that he told donald trump they can join the dpp and the us can rejoin the dpp but not on any fresh terms. on the original terms and that may have occurred donald trump on the other thing is donald trump mentioned japan and south korea and his suite. south korea is not in the dpp so it's unclear whether he really understands the full
implications of the trade deal or what his plans are going forward. thank you very much. turning next to iceland. what a strange story this is from iceland. one of the men accused of being behind iceland's biggest ever theft has escaped. this is sindri thor stefansson — he was being held after a series of robberies at data centres in iceland — they became known as the big bitcoin heist. that's because they took place in two locations near the capital reykjavik. about 600 computer servers target like this one were taken — they were being used to mine bitcoins — and are valued at $2m stefansson was being held in a low security prison in rural iceland. here's what that looks like. it doesn't look like the most secure of prisons. remember, this is someone accused of committing the biggest theft in the history of the country. he escaped through a window, police say probably with the help of an accomplice.
after that he headed to the airport almost 100km away. and yesterday he boarded a flight to sweden. in another twist, on that flight was iceland's prime minster. now something i didn't know until today is that iceland is a hub for bitcoin mining centres like this one. these are pictures inside one of these centres. the scale is mind—boggling. in fact another thing i've learned today is that iceland's data centres use more power than all of of the country's households. earlier i spoke to the icelandic journalist sigrun davidsdottir — and started by asking her why the prime minister was on the plane ssource on the plane we often say that this was an
unusually and maturity a very short distance and this was obviouslyjust an ordinary passenger plane and com plete an ordinary passenger plane and complete coincidence but it happened like that but quite an amusing one stop you the. as you were telling me as you walked into the studio. iceland has a very strong connection with mining for crypto currencies and things like that. yes, but going into data centres seems to happen in this case there were actually three that's in december and january and they seem to have taken something like 600 machines, worth something like 600 machines, worth something like 2 million dollars. so this is out of the ordinary in the sense
that that mostly theft in iceland is sort of on the small scale, somebody goes into a house or something and the police said this is by far the biggest theft in iceland, so spectacular. on one side is a very modern crime because it concerns crypto currency but on another site, it's an old —fashioned crypto currency but on another site, it's an old—fashioned crime of going in and taking something that you could hold that has value in this case computers. absolutely, this is just about going into one of the data centres the times apparently and they must‘ve known what they we re and they must‘ve known what they were doing and how to do it and it's not completely trivial to transport all of this and they were caught ricky quickly and there was surveillance cameras, so they were caught. none of the machines have
been found. which has sort of disturbed the police a little bit because this was not an ordinary crime and the kind of crime we usually see in iceland. so now the search is on in sweden or indeed in neighbouring countries as well i guess. yes, i guess the whole of europe is being, people are searching and ears of interpol alert on his name and obviously one you —— once you're out of iceland, it possibly is easy to hide. but it remains to be seen. quite a story. in the next half an hour. we will update you on those investigators trying to get into douma and on what's happening in ad lib province in syria also. thank you forjoining me, just want
to update you on a number of world stories, here in north america what an extraordinary combination of whether they had in recent weeks. new record rainfall amounts in recent days, record low temperatures for the month of april at when you put those two together, no great surprise if i tell you a number of locations has seen record amounts of snow. these are scenes in minnesota, i could take you widely across the areas to the west and the south west of late and freezing rain just when you did not need it to track down the local power lines. although there has been something of a temporary recovery in the temperatures away towards the eastern shores, but towards the west and we still have a cold pool of air there and wouldn't you just know it's, just when we have had one storm move on through bringing you those conditions we bring another one into exactly the same area and the last part of wednesday into thursday we will see further significant snow fall maybe a foot ina number of
significant snow fall maybe a foot in a number of locations, a cold northerly putting a real dent in the temperatures is your heading towards new york that temperature should be much closer to 16 at the time of year. speaking of rainfall, they have suggested that the season, the monsoon season when it arrived in the latter part of may and june could be around normal but in the shorter term we have had too much rain in the form of these torrential downpour is an thundery showers and there are more to come and pick out there are more to come and pick out the brunt of it in the past 2a hours and we may find again the northeastern states and bangladesh picking up on those thunderstorms. also perhaps the seven areas and pa rt also perhaps the seven areas and part of the story because there are heed warnings all the way from the pakistan border and into the heart of india. let's move on to africa where in recent days we have seen fatalities in both tanzania and malawi, more heavy rains coming and further south there's the problem with the drought in the cape town area but the great news is that you get on into the start of next week, it may well be that the cape town
area just where we need the rain could see anywhere between 30 and 50 mm of rain, that will be very well and it should not come to quickly that's been the problem for the north and around the states we have seen those problems do tanzania and kenya as well and plenty of showers to come either side of the gulf of guinea. it moved a bit further to the north and if you go to for eastern europe and a low—pressure system, very unsettled there gradually moving further east if you come out towards the west there are frontal systems quite close to the west of the british isles but much of continental europe will be dominated of high—pressure and not just a spring warmth but even into the british isles even a taste of summer. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. nearing the end of the castro era in cuba as raul is about to step down.
members of the national assembly name the next president. it's miguel diaz—canel. he will take over in the coming months. turkey's president erdogan brings forward by more than a year elections that are expected to consolidate his power. they will take place injune. the us ambassador to the un, nikki haley, fires back at a top white house advisor over claims she was confused over impending sanctions on russia. we will get to that in a minute. your questions are always welcome. #bbcos is the hashtag. pick up any of those points... remember yesterday russia and syria said chemical weapons inspectors had reached douma? seems not. they want to investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack 11 days ago that triggered western air strikes at the weekend.
these are pictures of un vehicles in damascus today. it sent its security team into douma yesterday to assess the situation. it didn't go well. the 0rganisation of the prohibition of chemical weapons today said... "on arrival at site 1, a large crowd gathered and the advice provided was that the reconnaissance team should withdraw. at site 2, the team came under small arms fire and an explosive was detonated. they now say they don't know when the inspectors will go in. if and when they do, they'll want to go to these two places. these are both of interest, where it is believed some of the chemical weapons were dropped. saada bakery and martyrs square. both are said to be impact sites. and they'll want to speak to medics who say they treated victims. that may not be easy. 0ne medical group is saying
doctors in the area are being threatened and told not to talk. this is dr ghanem—tayara in istanbul. people are still inside douma from a medical point of view, being subjected to huge pressure from the regime itself that any statement that will be given regarding chemical weapons used, the consequences would be disastrous on the person as on his families. you may remember that a day after the alleged attack, the remaining rebel fighters in eastern ghouta cut a deal with the assad government to end their resistance. and these were pictures that emerged in the days that followed. this enormous convoy containing fighters and their families going to ad—lib province, the largest remaining rebel stronghold in syria. the convoy was organised by the government
and protected by russia. the government and russians may not be so cooperative now they are there. it's expected that idlib will now become the new focal point of the government's offensive. it is already under intense pressure. these are pictures of a bombing of a rebel—held area of idlib city last week. 19 were killed. local activists say. the un is already estimating that 100,000 civilians have been displaced this year. the rebel population has increased in recent years as other rebel areas have fallen. it is complicated. some oppose each other. some are backed by turkey. some are designated as terrorist organisations by un. and while we await the douma investigation, remember, a un investigation found that the government carried out a chemical attack in a rebel—held town, khan sheikhoun, in idlib province.
the un concluded the syrian government was behind it. we've been folllowing this situation and turn to mahmoud ali hamad from bbc arabic. 0n on this show we predicted that this was even russian military plan, basically besiege, stars and force the fighters to leave with their families and the destination is idlib. this is something we predicted just after they managed to break down the resistance in 11 and drive the rebel militias into idlib and before the attempted, they attempted the attack on ghouta, we know this was the planned by the russians, to basically depopulate
major urban cities and send them to idlib, which potentially is going to be the biggest humanitarian disaster. i know it is hard to believe after what we have seen over the years out of syria but because of what you talked about, the number of what you talked about, the number of refugees and people staying in makeshift camps, no basic infrastructure, to take care of newcomers, so there is a demographic explosion right now happening in idlib and if the russians have in mind what they did already to an and ghouta, and we predicted this over six months ago, prior to the attack on ghouta, this is a humanitarian disaster on a biblical scale. part of the tactic of the russians and syrians has been to offer the rebels somewhere to go, in the case of eastern ghouta, we will likely to leave and go somewhere else and the congregation is there is no obvious for the rebels to go away from
idlib? that is true and that is the spin the russians are putting on so—called deals, are surrender terms. those people have been forced to leave with their families, their families were not given the option so basically changing the demographics of those areas that they believe they are now taking back and giving it to the regime and having it populated with sympathisers of the regime will solve this problem for president assad in the long term because they know with president assad in power, this resistance will grow in those urban areas because people want to stay where they have been born and therefore the russians believe if you do not depopulate those areas close to damascus, what they call of use for syria, send them to idlib and we will take care of the idlib problem when we get to it. for more information go to the website. there are some sharp disagreements between the us
ambassador to the un, nikki haley, and white house economic adviser, larry kudlow. nikki haley said that us was working on new sanctions against russia. in fact, those plans had been put on hold. larry kudlow told reporters ms haley "got ahead of the curve, there might have been some momentary confusion about that." nikki haley said later... "with all due respect, i don't get confused." anthony zurcher in washington. good to have you here. what is happening? i think once again use donald trump undercut someone who was advising him on foreign policy, whether he changed his mind after the fact his views were not correctly transmitted to nikki haley is an open question but this was not the first time, we saw with rex tillerson, time and again over his
tenure as secretary of state, and the difference is nikki haley for the difference is nikki haley for the most part over the trump presidency has been a survivor, she has carved out a niche in the un, separate from the drama in the circles of donald trump and she is getting pulled into this a little bit. yesterday we talked about stormy daniels. she and her lawyers released this sketch. they say it's the man who threatened her and told her to keep quiet about her allegations that she had a night with donald trump. the president broke his silence on topic. "a sketch years later about a nonexistent man. a total conjob, playing the fake news media for fools". "but they know it!" the reason we brought you back was not the sketch, we talked about that yesterday, but the president is normally keen to get involved in subjects and has been reticent with this one? that is a remarkable thing, stormy daniels has been in the press and on twitter and doing
television interviews, her lawyer has been on cable news almost every night for the better part of a couple of months and donald trump has not said a thing about this. particularly on twitter, just a one line answer when somebody asked him if he acknowledged the payment and he said no. he stayed off back traitor and that is not the way donald trump normally operates, during the campaign when anybody accused him of anything, even sexual indiscretions, he was quick to deny it. we will see if this is a change of strategy for the president. thank you very much. don't forget to go to our website. some breaking news... presenter dale winton has died at the age of 62, the star's agent has said.
the dale's supermarket sweep star died at his home earlier on wednesday. his long—term agentjan kennedy said in a statement to the press association: "it is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of dale winton who died at home earlier today. i have looked on social media and tributes are pouring in for dale winton. you can find those online and if we get more information about his death and the tributes, we will share them with you. justin trudeau's been talking to bbc news today. he's in london for a meeting of the commonwealth countries and inevitably he's being asked about how canada wants to trade with the uk after brexit. here's what he had to say. we are looking to have a seamless transition as we go from the deal
with just signed with the european union including great britain to having a version of ceda that a stand—alone and will flip over the day after brexit. we are very happy with trade with britain and it is our largest trading partner in the european union and we will look to make sure there is great continuity and stability. 0ur make sure there is great continuity and stability. our firm make sure there is great continuity and stability. 0urfirm commitment? yes, i sat down with the prime minister last year and we make sure everybody knew that all of the officials were making sure that this is as smooth as it possibly can be and we are confident it is. when you say smooth, adding that is potentially faster and better than the one with the eu, controversial, it took most eight years and was almost derailed at one point... we have that deal but we worked through for eight years so we have that as a groundwork and the day after brexit
and the following months we will work on making sure we are taking full advantage of the particular bilateral relationship between the uk and canada and look for ways to enhance and improve that in a process that most likely will not ta ke process that most likely will not take all that long. yalda also talked to the prime minister about how he approached his dealings with donald trump. any relationship amongst leaders is challenging, you have to... there has been nothing like this, we have not seen this way of operating before, is that challenging? this is certainly a particular time and people recognise that and the president prides himself on a level of disruption and unpredictability thatis of disruption and unpredictability that is challenging certain aspects of global systems that we have perhaps taken per granted. it does keep me on my toes! but we have a good working relationship because thatis good working relationship because that is what canadians expect me to do. we will have a story about
zimbabwean nurses being sacked and a story about in asteroid containing lots of diamonds landing in sudan. first of all... german police have launched a huge operation against a network of gangs involved in human trafficking and forced prostitution. 1,500 officers staged a series of raids targeting dozens of brothels and flats in several towns and cities, including dortmund, bremen, gelsenkirchen and dusseldorf. these pictures are from a raid in the university town of siegen. 0verall, police detained more than 100 people, including german and thai nationals. this is some of what the police have said. we're talking about human trafficking here, about sexual exploitation. the people brought here were forced into prostitution and had to hand over almost all their wages to the owners of the brothels and massage studios. we believe that as a result of this scheme, the perpertrators managed to obtain seven—digit sums.
for the first time in 10 years, global malaria cases are going up. in 2016 there were 216 million cases of malaria in 91 countries — that's up five million on the year before. this has been discussed at a meeting of commonwealth leaders in london. bill gates has also been attending and has announced billions of dollars of funding from his foundation to try and reverse this trend. he also came to the bbc today. there is good news, which is the deaths have been cut in half in this century but the last two years those numbers went back up. what happens with malaria is both the mosquito and the parasite evolve around your tools, mosquito is bobbing around the bed nets, which use a chemical, so we need a new generation of bed
nets and one of those is starting to get out at the conference. we need new drugs that avoid that resistance. unless we are innovative, other cases could go back up and malaria was killing over 1 million children every year when we got started and we want to get these tools out to exactly the places where there is the greatest burden. this is a heatmap showing where malaria is most prevalent. watch out free yellow, orange and red. cases have increased in some parts of the americas, south—east asia, the western pacific and africa, where it's most prominent. the world health organisation says 194 million people in africa contracted malaria — that's 90% of all cases. out of those, more than 400,000 people died. and three quarters of those who die are under the age of five. anne soy has more from a hospital in western kenya. his parents have had samples from
their children taken and they are being tested in the laboratory and i will ask them what their children are being tested for. malaria. malaria. malaria. malaria. virtually everybody here has had samples for malaria taken and it is unsurprising because this region is endemic for this disease and the rainy season has started so mosquitoes are more active and children under five are particularly vulnerable to infection. zimbabwe's government has sacked more than 10,000 nurses after they went on strike. the vice president released a statement saying... "government has decided, in the interest of patients and of saving lives, to discharge all the striking nurses with immediate effect." although presumably being 10,000 nurses down might give patients a concern or two. the vp is general chiwenga — who was is the army chief who led
the overthrow of robert mugabe last november. emmerson mnangagwa took over and sorting out the health service is one his priorities. he gave doctors a pay rise recently to end a strike. the government says it did offer the nurses a rise, too, though evidently the nurses didn't think it was enough. unemployed and retired nurses are now being hired to fill the 10,000 gaps. presumably that will take a while. let's go to harare. shingai nyoka has more. zimbabwe's zimba bwe's new administration zimbabwe's new administration could be facing its worst crisis. yesterday, on the eve of independence celebrations, they announce nurses who had been striking how been fired and this is the most drastic action they have taken since coming into office.
nurses say the 17 million the government offered them relates to arrears in salaries dating back to 2010 and what they want is an increase in their current wages, junior nurses earn 300 us dollars every month, the lowest in the region. emmerson mnangagwa, in his independence speech, acknowledged the plight of civil servants and called for patience until the economy improves. but the public sympathy is with the nurses and the hashtag bring back our nurses has been trending. the government cannot afford any rise in public discontent so close to elections expected in july and some see this drastic action as a way of calming tempers, even as other civil servants have been threatening tojoin even as other civil servants have been threatening to join industrial action. sensational science story from victoria gill now. it's about an asteroid filled with diamonds that broke up in the earth's atmosphere in 2008. there's new research out and this artwork shows the planet
that the asteroid may have come from. the research is based around diamond encrusted fragments that were scattered across the nubian desert in northern sudan. this is one image of them in the desert. here's victoria with the full story. something i did not realise before the story is these types of meteorite that contain diamonds are extremely rare and the story of their formation is contentious. where in the solar system they came from and how they came to earth, it is this mystery and the scientists have attempted to gather these meteorites in the nubian desert in sudan and take little slices of them and scan them with different types of scanning techniques that allow them to look at the chemical make up and specifically at the diamonds within those meteorites and the
first thing they concluded is those tiny diamonds are not quite so tiny to have formed when there were sudden impact between asteroids, which is one theory about how they formed. they say is those diamonds in this particular meteorites are large enough that they must have formed inner planets reprocess, only hot planet forming under great from that large planet, a planet the size size of mercury or wires, would produce the pressure and conditions to make these diamonds, these relatively large diamonds. does that mean that what they have been studying came from a planet that we we re studying came from a planet that we were not previously aware of? they suggest it came from a planet that no longer exists so a proto— planet 4.5 no longer exists so a proto— planet 11.5 billion years ago when there we re d oze ns 11.5 billion years ago when there were dozens of planets in our very early solar system. the first 10
million years or so of the solar system's formation. what they think is really important about this conclusion is we have a tiny little bit of archaeological evidence from a planet now lost to time but also a planet whose existence is the story of our very early solar system. why is that contentious scientifically? because you are taking these tiny snippets of evidence, this is a huge geological field and there are different ways of examining samples and access is quite hard because there are so few of them. very rare, 1% of pieces of rock that have collided with earth from space contained these diamonds containing meteorites. you're taking a tiny chemistry experiment with a tiny slice of rock and draw big conclusions but the scientists from the european team and i spoke to the lead scientist and he said that we
have done there is really interesting chemistry and have studied this rock and we're putting this proposal and conclusion out there and we want the rest of the scientific community who look that space rocks to tell us what they think. i must ask you about what happened in the nubian desert, images of it raining diamonds! not quite like that? these are very tiny, you can see them with the naked eye but they look like stock —— sparkles in dark pieces of rock so we had a relatively large meteorite that came through the atmosphere and exploded over the desert and you would have this shower of small pieces of rock so this would have been a geological admission to the desert with a new there would have been some kind of activity and area where they can look for these rocks on the surface. do these diamonds have value in the way other diamonds would ? do these diamonds have value in the way other diamonds would? not in do these diamonds have value in the
way other diamond stories, not in do these diamonds have value in the way other diamond stories, go nt in do these diamonds have value in the way other diamond stories, go toﬁ with the remaining stories, go to the science tab on the bbc news out. and the sad news that dale winton has died at the age of 62. we find out after a statement released by his agent. it is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of dale winton, who died at his home earlier today. we have no further information about his death, and lots of you will know, he made his name as a big star across the country hosting supermarket sweep. he went on to produce a number of other programmes, including pets win prizes, the national lottery and pick of the pops on radio 2 and recently he made a show for channel
5 called dale winton's florida fly drive. there is attributed from michael ball saying, so sad to hear that the true gentleman, the charming and kind dale winton has been taken from us far too soon. a lovely man. piers morgan says, a warm, funny man and a superb presenter. tributes coming from across uk society. frank bruno said, very sad to hear of the passing of dale winton, my thoughts are with his family. those tributes will be coming in across the evening. thank you for watching. we will be back tomorrow at the same time. goodbye. time to look further ahead with the weather and bobby can expect next week as well as the rest of this week, for the next few days, is
looking warm and sunny and very warm for some of us. mid 20s on wednesday, higher on thursday and it will cool down as weather systems approach from the atlantic and induce moisture and risk of showers. april showers. still the general feed of the air is coming from the south for the next couple of days and the south and east through the day on thursday, that could eric kept at bay across the western of the uk. there will be more cloud coming into western fringes of northern ireland and scotland through the day with early mist and fog elsewhere. through the day we will see more sunshine materialise across scotland and the odd shower here and there. a lot of sunshine and colour on the north sea coast at times with perhaps cloud for the south—west of scotland and east of northern ireland around the fringes of the irish sea of england and wales. and because we have sea breezes, that could be brought onshore at times but for most of us,
it isa onshore at times but for most of us, it is a fine, one picture and inland temperatures getting into the low 20s quite widely for england and wales. and the borders of scotland. high teams north and west. temperatures higher than they have been on wednesday. friday brings changes, picking up a higher risk of sharp showers in the north and west and as we introduce more moisture, possibly some sea fog lingering in the irish channel which could come onshore at times with the breeze but temperatures dipping on friday in the north and because of the south using the sunshine to burn away the fog, they will not be as high. high pressure are still with us or close by through the weekend but it does tend to drift away, allowing low to day problems so there is an increasing risk as we go through the weekend of showers. perhaps low cloud freezing saturday morning but it looks like a decent day and we could see one or two isolated showers materialising through the day, not for all of us, still quite
warm, below 20s and the high teens but on sunday, still some debate about just how but on sunday, still some debate aboutjust how quickly the risk of showers spread eastwards and that might have an impact on the london marathon runners and spectators. it looks like it will turn unsettled through the day with heavier showers and hailand through the day with heavier showers and hail and thunder in there as well because of all that sunshine we have had and the energy has to be released. 0nce have had and the energy has to be released. once that clears out of away for the start of next week, it opens the door to the atlantic westerly to come through so showers on monday and westerly breeze bringing in showers and longer spells of rain. cooler, 13—18, that is average for the time of year so not too bad, strong sunshine even of temperatures are lower. bexley, the low— pressure temperatures are lower. bexley, the low—pressure dominates the weather, it will not be a wash—out, just at times there will be showers and longer spells of rain and to the
northern side of the jet stream, so that means we stay in the cooler air for the most part but temperatures returning to normal soon a particularly chilly but it will feel cooler than what we have experienced this week and at times wetter and windy as well. we will keep you updated. goodbye. tonight at ten: the prime minister apologises again — this time to mps for the government's treatment of caribbean migrants. they came to britain between the 19405 and ‘70s — but some have faced the threat of deportation because of government failures. the prime minister offers reassu ra nce to the windrush generation, but she still faces criticism of her time as home secretary. people in the windrush generation, who came here from commonwealth countries, have built a life here, they've made a massive contribution to the country. these people are british, they are part of us. under her, the home office became heartless and hopeless and doesn't she now run a government that is both callous and incompetent?