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hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source. more allegations of sexual abuse against donald trump's supreme court nominee. but the president is sticking by his man. there's a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything. also in washington today, the future of the man running the russia probe is called into question. in the uk, both the governing and opposition parties are trying to make their position on brexit clear. a bbc investigation into the killing of women and children in northern cameroon proves who the killers were. remember, if you want to get in touch, the hashtag is bbc 05. this is supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh. another woman has come forward
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with allegations of sexual misconduct against him. the new yorker has published allegations by deborah ramirez that brett kavanagh exposed himself in front of her at a drunken party when they were students. people are angry. we believe survivors! these were protests in washington where activists marched to the supreme court. mr kavanaugh denies the report, which he says is part ofa smearcampaign. remember he's president trump's nominee for the supreme court. here's the president earlier today. this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate or anything. but i am with
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brett kava naugh candidate or anything. but i am with brett kavanaugh and i look forward toa brett kavanaugh and i look forward to a vote, and for people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago and 30 years ago and never mention it, all of a sudden it happens, in my opinion it is totally political. it is totally political. that allegation from 36 years ago he's referring to is by this woman, christine blasey ford. dr ford will testify this week that mr kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when she was 15 and he was 17. senator dianne feinstein tweeted... "thursday's hearing should be cancelled in light of a disturbing new allegation of sexual misconduct against brett kavanaugh. the fbi must investigate all allegations." dr blasey ford had asked senators to have the fbi investigate her claim. this was the response: we had presidents on this before,
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and in this case they have done their duty, and right now the only people that will determine who is telling the truth about the united states senators. —— about this issue are the. and take a look at this tweet by lawyer michael avenatti. .. he said the woman was not deborah ramirez. katty kay is in washington, i spoke to her earlier. we should be clear that at the moment we have christine blasey ford and deborah ramirez to say that they we re and deborah ramirez to say that they were sexually assaulted by brett kavanaugh, and we're still in this legal no man's land because it is still a question of brett kavanaugh adamantly denying both of those allegations, the president standing by his nominee for the sabine court, and the two women telling reporters
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that these things happened. the next time you will get an indication of whether there will be clarity on this will be thursday when christine blasey ford goes before the senate and testifies. there have been women coming forward in support of christine blasey ford. absolutely, people who knew him from school saying this does not shine with what they know of him, a person of high moral principle, it is not something he would do. this is 30 plus years ago, had to bottom of this? the fbi has been called on by both of the women to investigate, and there are many democrats say that the fbi should investigate, i have spoken to people close to the fbi who have told me there are things and investigation could do, interviewing people at those parties, people in the room in the case of christine blasey ford, and they could bookmark judge and a subpoena under oath and ask him what he remembers. —— put markjudge. their memories may be
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different from when they speak to the fbi and they are basing the threat of perjury. there is growing pressure from the democratic side to say they need some kind of external fbi investigation because it is now more than one woman coming forward, is this started like a pattern canas pattern canas earlier we heard reports that this man, deputy attorney general rod rosenstein, could resign. he's significant because he currently overseas the department ofjustice's investigation into russian meddling in the 2016 election. but then it got confusing. as our washignton correspondent anthony zurcher clarifies... nothing particularly concrete yet, but katty told me why this is significant. it is important because the
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president would like to have an ally overseeing the russian investigation. he wants some of the things he could rely on to make sure the investigation goes in the direction he would like to go. he does not feel that rod rosenstein is that guy. if he can get rid of him and putan that guy. if he can get rid of him and put an ally, some are more sympathetic to him, overseeing the investigation, perhaps you can make that investigation shorter, make sure there was no subpoena for the president to testify, reduce the scope, all things that the president would like to do. but there is a political peril in him being seen to fire rod rosenstein custard might look like he is interfering. interfering with the probe, heading into a mid—term election that is very tight and the president knows he cannot risk upsetting people, all of his allies are saying, sit tight,
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until after the mid—term elections, then we will deal with the probe, but do not rock the boat before that. the political cost could be too high. a big day for brexit today. firstly, the british prime minister held a meeting with her most senior ministers, herfirst since her brexit plan was slammed and largely dismissed by eu leaders last week. but nevertheless, she's sticking with it. here's brexit secretary dominic raab. we will keep negotiating in good faith, we respect differing views across the board. we will not suddenly throw up our hands in despair because of a bump on the road. we will keep calm, hold our nerve. but there are growing calls for theresa may to ditch the so—called chequers plan in favour of a ca nada—style trade agreement. here'sjustin trudeau last year, signing a free trade deal with the eu. it took seven years to get to this point. canada's deal eliminates a lot of trade barriers with the european union, and canada doesn't have to pay into the eu budget, nor sign up for freedom of movement.
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you can see why that idea pleases brexiteers, like boris johnson, the former foreign secretary. it allows us properly to take back control of our laws, which you cannot do under checkers. but that we lose control of our laws. the laws are made in brussels. they are imposed on the uk. we have never had anything like that in 1000 years. this is very exciting. but it's not the answer to everything. chris cook from bbc‘s newsnight put it bluntly... that's a major sticking point in the negotiations, because after brexit, the irish border will become the only land border between the uk and eu. brexit is also dominating the opposition labour party, which is holding its conference in liverpool, which is where our political correspondent rob watson is.
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i spoke to him earlier, and asked if theresa may is still sticking with her brexit plan. she is, very much, do get you could sum it up as that great old british principle, keep calm and carry on, they used as a mystic and well. that is because theresa mayed strategy, despite the drama of last week when she was essentially rebuffed by the european union, is to say this to her doubters, particularly in our own party. it is to say, think about this, it is an ideal, you may not like it, but look at the alternative. no deal, which would bring as chaos to the uk, and chaos in the european union as well. 0r bring as chaos to the uk, and chaos in the european union as well. or a domestic political crisis, maybe involving another general election 01’ involving another general election or maybe even a second referendum.
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that is her pets, a rather ugly one perhaps, but she is hoping despite all the bumps on the road and that will get her over the line. it is not just theresa mayed will get her over the line. it is notjust theresa mayed cabinet that has bumps on the road, because tomorrow the opposition labour party will vote on whether it would support another vote on brexit. there is confusion as to what could be passed on the ballot paper. some say it could be a redo of the original referendum. this is how some of the uk papers are calling it. the daily express card at a betrayal of brexit, the daily mirror calls it a labour revolution. this go back to rob, to find outjust how much power and sway labour has in couege much power and sway labour has in college for a second referendum. is ita college for a second referendum. is it a possibility? i think the
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significance of the main opposition party endorsing some form of possibility of a second vote is this, that essentially if you are someone this, that essentially if you are someone who is out there campaigning for a second vote, another referendum, the idea that the main opposition party is at least keeping that option open would give you encouragement, but i think to step back from all of this and the talk about building momentum in this country for a second vote, it comes down to this, more likely if there is total political logjam chaos at westminster in british politics, that seems to me to look more likely by the month. i don't think it is inevitable but it looks more likely thanit inevitable but it looks more likely than it did six months ago. the labour partyed than it did six months ago. the labour pa rtyed position than it did six months ago. the labour partyed position is important but i think it is that, if you like, the bigger picture of politicians not been able to reach agreement if that does happen, there is
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stalemate, then who knows? maybe there would be a second vote. stay with us on 0utside source — still to come: a bbc investigation into the killing of women and children in northern cameroon proves who the killers were — the government say seven men have been arrested. emotional testimonies from people infected with hiv and hepatitis have been heard at the start of the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal. the public inquiry is looking at how thousands of nhs patients were given infected blood products during the 19705 and 1980s. some 3,000 people died as a result. the victims claim the risks were never explained and there was subsequently a cover—up. there have been previous inquiries into the scandal, but this is the first uk—wide public inquiry that can compel witnesses to testify. it was underlined by the
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announcement that former ministers and former leading civil servants would be asked to provide witness statements, some will be asked in oral evidence. and they refuse, they may be made to attend. campaigners we re may be made to attend. campaigners were reassured to hear that, but one said to be afterwards she was worried that this enquiry would simply get swamped because of the sheer volume of evidence and material and had to get through. this is 0utside source, live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story: there have been fresh allegations of sexual abuse against donald trump's supreme court nominee, brett kavanaugh. but the president says judge kavanaugh still has his support. -- sexual misconduct. let's have a look at some of the other stories on the bbc world service. hundreds of people have protested in the liberian capital monrovia against the disappearance of more than $100 million
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of freshly printed banknotes. the notes, which were printed abroad and destined for the central bank, disappeared from the main port and airport. the hashtag #bringback0urmoney is trending on social media. a teenager has survived 49 days lost at sea after his floating fishing hut became unmoored in a storm. the teenager drifted thousands of kilometres before a panamanian ship plucked him out of waters near guam in the western pacific. he kept alive by drinking seawater and grilling fish cooked with wood he'd snapped off his hut. that's on the bbc‘s indonesian service. and this has been getting a lot of attention online. scientists are hoping to find a new home, for this two—headed snake. the double—headed serpent was discovered in a garden in virginia. this extremely rare phenomenon has only been recorded a handful of times before. it's thought its unlikely the copperhead snake will survive
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if left to its own devices in the wild. a bbc africa eye investigation into the killing of women and children in northern cameroon has proved for the first time where, when and who killed them. the government of cameroon initially dismissed the video as "fake news" but then arrested seven men. i have to warn you that this report by the bbc s africa security correspondent, tomi 0ladipo, contains distressing images. they had been led to their deaths. they had been led to their deaths. the soldiers accuse them of belonging to the jihadists group. in the final scene of this video, too graphic to show, they are blindfolded, forced the ground and shot at close range 22 times. 0ne
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blindfolded, forced the ground and shot at close range 22 times. one of the women still has the baby strapped to her back. some claim this atrocity to place in mali. 0thers this atrocity to place in mali. others say it was filmed in the far north of cameroon where government soldiers have been fighting boko haram since 2014. a detailed bbc investigation has proved where this happened, when it happened and who is responsible for this atrocity. in latejuly, we received a tip—off from a cameroon source. close to the lb, we found a match for this ridgeline. it places the scene on a dirt road just outside a village. the video also reveals this track, these buildings and these trees. putting all this evidence together, we can see the killings happened here. as to when the killings took place, this building is visible on
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satellite imagery, but only until february 2016. the murders must have happened before that date. satellite images also capture this structure, the walls surrounding at present in imagery dated march 2015, but not in november 2000 14. this group have also only appears in the hot dry season between january and april. as they lead these women away, the soldiers, like moving sundials, cast shadows on the track. asimple sundials, cast shadows on the track. a simple mathematical formulae tells us a simple mathematical formulae tells us the angle of the sun in comparison to the horizon. when we add to this data together, we can see the killings happened between march 20 at april five 2015. back in july, cameroon's minister of medication insisted the killers were not cameroon soldiers. the weapons
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he said when not those used by the cameroon army in this area of operation. but there —— our analysis showed that one of these guns as a serbian made an 21 and it is used by some divisions of the cameroon military. he also claimed the video shows the soldiers wearing colourful forest style camouflage, but in the far north, he said, cameroon soldiers wear pale desert style fatigues. this report by channel 4 in 2015 shows cameroon soldiers wearing fatigues similar to those seen wearing fatigues similar to those seenin wearing fatigues similar to those seen in the video. on facebook and we also found that these pictures of other cameroon soldiers wearing the same type of camouflage will stop these images are packed. we put these images are packed. we put these findings to the government of cameroon. they were arrested, they are under investigation right now. i
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can confirm that they are in prison. the government statement makes clear these men are innocent until proven guilty. all of them will receive a fair trial. some think these women and children were not given. —— something these women. that story from africa eye has had a huge impact on social media today. you can see the whole story told as a thread on twitter, that's got more than 21,000 likes today. and you can go the bbc website to see more stories and investigations from the africa eye team. oil prices have hit a four—year high after saudi arabia and russia rejected calls by the us to increase the amount they produce. brent crude oil hit its highest level since 2014 — $81 a barrel. this has all kinds of repercussions for oil—producing and oil—dependent nations like the us.
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here's investment strategist seema shah to talk us through it. we have seen an increase in prices over seven yes, because of an improvement in the global economy. since late last year we have seen production problems from the political constraints. including the us sanctions on iran. we have also had a drop in production from venezuela because it has been so crisis hit. there's a couple of reasons they are together. the oil importers are the ones who suffer because their prices for petrol and all the crude oils substitutes started increase. for the exporters, such as russia, they benefit because the price of the stuff they are getting is increasing. —— putting out is increasing. if the rise in oil price is spain, the geopolitics when it comes to oil is important.
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given how difficult it has been to prevent geopolitics recently, we could expect to have more uncertainty for the foreseeable future. china has accused the us of bullying, after a new round of us import tariffs kicked in. a further $200bn worth of chinese goods are now subject to the tariffs, the largest round yet in the escalating trade war between the economic superpowers. handbags, rice and textiles are among products affected. kim gittleson is in new york for us. kim, so these tariffs have gone into effect as of today. whats expected to be the biggest impact? this time around companies in particular are getting specific about the ways in which americans can see the cost of everyday goods increase, just take one example, walmart has given a list of 26 items sold in its stores that americans could see the prices increase. these
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are things like luggage, shampoo, christmas lights, dog food, vacuum clea ners christmas lights, dog food, vacuum cleaners and bicycles. this is the most sustained assault we have seen by corporate america on the trumpet fenestration of when it comes to these tariffs. so far it seems like these tariffs. so far it seems like the white house is not paying attention to what corporate america has to say, god they say they will proceed with these paris, had of china retaliates as it says it well, they will threaten to attack the entirety of chinese imports into the united states. is there any hope that the two sides will come to a resolution any time soon? i know i would like to talk about something else. it is interesting because we saw that china has called off the planned talks that this post a happened between the two countries this week. when it comes to ending this week. when it comes to ending this particular trade war, if the two sides are not coming to the table to discuss their differences, there does not seem to be hoped for a resolution in the short—term. eu—us trade representatives
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also meeting this week — not the only trade tussle in town. the differences between the two, we have seen there are planned discussions that will be happening between the two sides in new york as pa rt between the two sides in new york as part of the un general assembly. when it comes to the particular differences between the eu and the us, generally when it comes to the top administration they have to do with car imports, there again does not seem to be any resolution between the two sides, but we will see if any news lines come out this week from those meetings. are we nearing the final scenes in the battle for sky? the broadcaster is recommending that shareholders accept comcast‘s $23—dollar a share bid, describing it as an "excellent outcome".
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and that's reflected in sky's share price today — soaring today by nearly 9%. but comcast investors aren't so sure. the bid values the uk broadcaster at more than $39 billion, which some think is too high. let's get an overview of all this from competition lawyer suzanne rab. at present, the fox group owns 39% of sky. it has been seeking over many years to increase that to full control. the other 61%. it has done a deal with disney to sell its own entertainment assets, which includes its interest in sky. to make things
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more complex, we have a rival bidder for sky in the form of comcast, and that battle has been playing out, which culminated in an auction of the weekend. comcast, the major cable network in the united states, owner of nbc universal studios, there are clear synergies with sky asa there are clear synergies with sky as a major european pay—tv business. comcast is losing subscribers share in the us. to the likes of net fla kes in the us. to the likes of net flakes and is on. what sky guess is opportunities for the best vacation, geographic region in europe, and freddie mae subscriber base. an attractive brand, very profitable company. as always the hashtag, bbc 0 company. as always the hashtag, bbc os. company. as always the hashtag, bbc 0 s. stay with us for the next edition of outside source. welcome to another look at the
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weather around the world. we will start off and north africa and tunisia, where over the weekend we had some severe thunderstorms break—out courtesy of an area of low pressure. those stores were widespread and brought huge falls of rain. according to the national is that you of meteorology in tunisia, 220 millimetres of rain in places, making it the heaviest rain the country has seen the other 20 years. severe flooding, reports of at least four fatalities in the flights. the driver riverbed is normally becoming inundated with that fall of rain. quiet here at the moment, but over the next few days we will see low— pressure move the next few days we will see low—pressure move into north africa, this time targeting heavy rain across the north of libya. the far north—west of egypt. we the severe storms later on this week. in the
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pacific, we have this which is a typhoon. it has rapidly developed over the last 24 hours and will continue to strengthen to become a top rated violet typhoon. the problem with this if it is just not moving, that they could detract very difficult to predict. we may get la ndfall towards difficult to predict. we may get landfall towards taiwan or japan difficult to predict. we may get landfall towards taiwan orjapan was the weekend. we have seen flooding in india over the last 34 hours. north—western india, punjab, 250 millimetres of rain in the space of 24 hours. courtesy of a monsoon depression. widespread flooding here as well. that has eased at a normal area of low pressure, easing away, the rain is becoming less expensive across north—western india. in the week ahead we may see the monsoon start to withdraw across the north—west of india, bringing a return to dry conditions across this pa rt return to dry conditions across this part of the world from the months ahead. europe, strong winds, behind
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this weather fronts that has been pushing across croatia. winds developing that start off in the mountains over croatia and become very strong and dusty on the western side around the coast. the gas could reach 100 kilometres per hour, six miles per hour, or stronger over the next 24 hours. difficult sailing conditions, tourists, very public area with them, there is could be disrupted. aside from that they will be brisk winds elsewhere in the mediterranean. in contrast, we have got high pressure with us, the weather stayed fine and dry, settled and sunny for most of us as we go through tuesday. pockets of frost in the countryside, but in the north and west we have rain on the way and deals that may be severe gales and western scotland. that is your weather. aquarius hello, i'm kasia madeira, this is 0utside source. more allegations of sexual
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misconduct against donald trump's supreme court nominee. but the president is sticking by his man. is there's a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything. also in washington today, the future of the man running the russia probe is called into question. a shock election result in the maldives — it's a tiny country, but some of the biggest powers in asia have an interest in the outcome. the last boat rescuing migrants to europe in the mediterranean runs into troubled waters after panama strips it of its flag. and we'll be live in pennsylvania — nada tawfik is following the sentencing of disgraced comedian bill cosby. the disgraced comedian bill cosby, who was convicted
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for sexual assault, is being sentenced this week. this is him arriving at the hearing, which is taking place in pennsylvania. at a retrial in april, cosby was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault against this woman, the former—basketball player andrea constand. nada tawfik has been following the hearing and joins us from pennsylvania. andrea has just been speaking, andrea hasjust been speaking, she has been giving a witness statement. yes, and she gave a very brief statement. she said all she was asking for is justice as the court sees fit. but we also heard from her family who gave a very intimate account of all they have been through since that attack. her mother actually said that she doubts that bill cosby has ever considered
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the pain he has caused them and this isa the pain he has caused them and this is a sentencing that many have been waiting forfor quite is a sentencing that many have been waiting for for quite some time. andrea constand for over ten years now. but for other —— his other accusers for decades. they were in the courtroom and it will me outside that they are really hoping that bill cosby gets laid out of this courtroom when he is expected to be sentenced tomorrow in handcuffs. they hope he is not allowed to remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction. a very powerful moment in court today. consequences not just for these women moment in court today. consequences notjust for these women who have accused him, but also for the #metoo movement in general. there are a number of possibilities and how this could work. he has been convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent
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assault but thejudge three counts of aggravated indecent assault but the judge today said the defence and prosecution have agreed to seek a maximum of ten years in prison. he could get much less than that, that is what we will learn tomorrow, but he has maintained his innocence throughout and we understand that he is appealing the verdict. if he does that, there is the option for thejudge verdict. if he does that, there is the option for the judge to allow them to remain free on bail. his tea m them to remain free on bail. his team have argued he is 81 years old, he is legally blind and has health issues, so they're hoping to keep him free in house arrest at his home for a bit longer, but this is such a significant case and we have seen protesters outside here calling for justice for the women, calling for like the statute of limitations on sexual assault cases to be abolished because of the more than 60 women who have accused bill cosby, nearly all of their cases are too old to prosecute and that is why this case for andrea constand who was able to
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bring charges, that's why all attention is on this case and sentencing. on the first day of the sentencing. on the first day of the sentencing of bill cosby, thank you so much. in tanzania, officials fear there could be more victims still to be recovered form the ferry that turned over last week, killing at least 226 people. these pictures show divers beggining an operation to pull the vessel out of the water. officials in charge fear more victims could be trapped inside. they say righting the ferry is a gruelling task, which could take a week to complete. translation: we're here trying to lift the fairy. we have discussed a few methods we need to employ —— ferry. we will inflate bags and put them inside the capsized vessel. we wa nt to them inside the capsized vessel. we want to make a buoyancy while trying
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to overturn it. the boat capsized on lake victoria, having set sail from bugorora on thursday evening. it sank around 50 metres from the shore of ukara island. the government says the ferry was licensed to carry just over 100 people, but three times that number were on board. the prime minister kassim majaliwa announced he was dissolving the board of the government body responsible for safety, and ordered an investigation. these pictures show a funeral on sunday for a number of the victims who haven't been identified. the bodies of most of the other victims have been claimed by relatives. it's the worst ferry accident on lake victoria since 1996, when more than 500 pepole died in another boat sinking. the maldives has had a huge political upset in its presidential election. this man, opposition leader
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ibrahim mohamed solih, defeated the incumbent abdulla yameen on sunday. the maldives is tiny — its population is less than 500,000. but there's a reason people are paying attention to this election. this is an article from the asia times, one of many on the same theme, which says the "poll was a china vs india proxy battle that saw pro—delhi candidate ibrahim mohamed solih prevail". the maldives is in the indian ocean, but has taken out over $1 billion of loans from china. that's to pay for infrastructure projects like this, a bridge connecting the country's airport with the capital. i spoke to the bbc‘s olivia lang, who spent years working as a journalist in the maldives, about the implications
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of the unexpected election result. traditionally, the maldives have very much been in the indian back garden so to speak. in recent years under president abdulla yameen, we have seen indiana maldives growing closer much to the consternation of delhi so as you can imagine, delhi, india are quite happy with the results and congratulated the candidate ibrahim mohamed solih before the official results were out. the opposition says that it is going to try and destroy the balance between china and india, but i think the question is how much it can do that. it basically said that it is going to do a lot of the infrastructure projects that have been carried out, that the chinese had invested in, but how much can they renegotiate these? how much can
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they renegotiate these? how much can they all these back at this stage? —— roll these back. it is estimated the maldives owes $1.2 billion to china but none of this is transparent so we will have to wait and see. when it comes to human rights, press freedom, what result of this have on that? it will certainly change things and i think when the opposition come to power, certain things will change quicker than others so we will see a lot of political prisoners being released quite rapidly, i think, under the next government, but there has been other laws which abdulla yameen has passed, curtailing certain freedoms restricting political protest, freedom of speech and so on. he has passed them into law. they will have to be dealt with by parliament but i think in practical terms, those will
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probably not be enforced at the moment. the biggest question on the bigger challenge for the incoming government will be things like the judiciary, the endemic, systemic problems, weight is going to take longer to these institutions —— when it is going to take longer, which are currently very corrupt and politicise so that the longer term challenge to deal with. what about the former president, the exiled president? i spoke to him yesterday and he said that he was going to come back to malley and he has been sitting waiting to come back but we don't know what is all exactly is going to be —— what his role is going to be —— what his role is going to be —— what his role is going to be. he will probably have a guidance or advisory role. he said he will not be part of the government but will definitely exert significant influence, i would imagine. a surprise election result in the
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maldives. don't forget, you can get much more detail on our top stories on our website. there is full coverage on bbc.com/news. the last migrant rescue ship being operated by non—governmental organisations in the mediterranean has had its registration revoked. this is the aquarius. ngos say it's rescued nearly 30,000 migrants in the mediterranean over the last two years. until yesterday, aquarius was registered under the panamanian flag. but now panama has de—flagged it. this means that when the ship next docks, it cannot legally set sail again without getting a new flag. aquarius is run by two charities. here's one of their directors speaking today. translation: at the time we heard the decision, the aquarius was at sea the decision, the aquarius was at sea in the middle of a rescue operation. the situation is more complex than ever, as you know. to
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this day, the aquarius is the only civil rescue ship in the central mediterranean which is the deadliest migrant fruit mediterranean which is the deadliest migrantfruit in mediterranean which is the deadliest migrant fruit in the world. figures from the international organisation for migration show that more than 30,000 people crossed into europe since the start of this year. there has been a significant reduction in the overall numbers of migrants making the crossing, but the mediterranean crossing is deadlier now than ever before, with one death for every 49 people arriving in the eu. here's the press release from msf. it points the finger unequivocally at the italian government for pressuring panama to withdraw its support. italy's interior minister, matteo salvini, denies this completely. yesterday he made the point that he didn't even know the dialling code for panama when making international calls. but he is taking a tougher stance on migrants. just today, he issued a decree which would make it easier to deport migrants and strip them of italian citizenship if they
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commit certain crimes. here he is speaking earlier. ido i do not consider it absurd, quite the opposite, to withdraw the nationality of those who have acquired it and afterwards and evicted for cranes concerning —— crimes concerning international terrorism. i believe it is a matter of extreme good sense. here's the bbc‘s sara monetta with more. essentially any crime can actually stripped a migrant of their citizenship, terrorism in particular, but if you're an asylum seeker and you commit a crime like selling drugs or sexual assault and your convicted of a crime on the first instance, you are sent to be repatriated without the right to appeal. this is the essential thing,
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the president of the republic has flagged this up, saying it's not really legal to do this, to deny someone really legal to do this, to deny someone the right to a fair trial, but still abdulla yameen is saying we are playing by the rules and don't want people who commit crimes to come to italy and we want to cut down on immigration. italy has taken a lot of the migrants coming through, one of the first countries that they reach. then, i guess it is arguable they would seek to have the aquarius restricted in its movements. this is part of a larger effort by the government to reduce the influence by ngos in the mediterranean. it started a few yea rs mediterranean. it started a few years ago with an investigation into the ngos. the thought was that ngo the ngos. the thought was that ngo the macro facilities and people being smuggled to europe by offering services. now we have fast forwarded
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to this moment when salvini is saying, enough is enough, the only ships that are going to rescue migrants are going to be the ships of the italian navy. the thing is, ships of the italian navy would be ordered by salvini, for instance, to bring back the people to libya. instead, ships like the aquarius until now have been fighting against libyan authorities because they say thatis libyan authorities because they say that is not safe for these people to go back to, so we want to bring them to the safest port, the closest super sport, in that case, italy. to the democratic republic of congo now, where a deadly rebel attack over the weekend has halted ebola outreach work in the north—eastern city of beni. the death toll from the latest outbreak of the disease has now reached 100, with ugandan authorities also on alert after a new confirmed case was reported on the border between the two countries. treatment centres are staying open in the area, but vaccinations and the tracing of people who have been in contact with suspected ebola patients have stopped for now.
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the bbc‘s louise dewast has more. the past 24 hours have been very tense in beni, a city of several hundred thousand people at the heart of this ebola outbreak. residents are scared about the spread of this bias and now they are also angry about rising insecurity over the weekend, 18 people were killed including 14 civilians in an armed attack, believed to have been by the allied democratic forces, a ugandan islamist group active in the area since the ‘90s. a number of residents took to the streets, burning car tyres in protest. just a few hours ago, civil society and is a general strike until at least friday in beni and this is a very worrying development for health workers who are responding to this
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ebola outbreak. teams have been advised to avoid nonessential travel and activities. for example, the hospital, the ebola treatment centre, those are operational, but monitoring activities in the communities, the following of contact communities, the following of co nta ct to communities, the following of contact to our potential suspected cases is suspended for now and it is very unclear when those activities will be able to resume. rob goldstone is one of only a few people who know what happened when senior members of the trump campaign met with a number of russians at trump tower in 2016. that meeting is now being investigated by the mueller probe into election interference. goldstone has been speaking to the bbc‘s nick bryant and says he regrets ever sending the e—mail that brought the two sides together. do you think the trump tower meeting provides evidence of collusion between the trump campaign and the
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kremlin? i think he would be hard pushed to believe that that meeting in itself and its entirety was evidence of any form of collusion, but i would be interested to see what the miller report thinks about. they were offering dirt on hillary clinton. i hate the word direct but they were offering incriminating information and presented it, but it seemed that it was very generic. you have been questioned for many hours by robert mueller who's looking into allegations of russian collusion. what were they interested to find out from you ? what were they interested to find out from you? they were interested in the facts. in this meeting, they wa nted in the facts. in this meeting, they wanted to know how it came about, what was said. after all, i think they looked upon me as the only independent voice in that meeting because you have half the room who have some relationship to russia and the other half have some relationship to the trump the mac. i have this —— eye on this bizarre
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character in the middle and i have really no vested interested but i felt it was a much bigger issue and i have felt it was a much bigger issue and ihave said... felt it was a much bigger issue and i have said... the bigger issue being? the bigger issue being the relationship between the trumps, specifically donald trump, and the kremlin, and a relationship, should there be one, between russia and donald trump. let's talk about when your clients brought donald trump over to moscow in 2013 for the miss universe pageant. you were with them that we can, it has become famous, infamous because of the allegations that donald trump procured prostitutes while he was in moscow. donald trump flew to moscow, arrived, began work with us within an hourof landing, arrived, began work with us within an hour of landing, worked for us for about eight hours, attended a reception with dignitaries, attended
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a birthday dinner, at about two o'clock in the morning got back to his hotel. at seven that morning, he came down to do the music video which i had set up, then we had him for the rest of the day, the night was the contest and off he flew, so what i have always maintained is that there was a five hour period between two o'clock and seven o'clock in the morning when this, for sure, could have taken place... but it's odd that no one ever mentioned it. do you regret sending that e—mail? mentioned it. do you regret sending that e-mail? sitting here today with everything i have learned over the last 12 months, i would like that e—mail, i would last 12 months, i would like that e—mail, iwould read last 12 months, i would like that e—mail, i would read that e—mail, andi e—mail, i would read that e—mail, and i would go, no, and i would hit delete. the hong kong government has banned a political party that advocated for pro—independence from mainland china on the grounds of national security. it's the first time a political
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party has been banned since hong kong came back under chinese rule. this is the notice. it is now illegal to be a member of hong kong national party and anyone who also associates with it could face up to three years in prison and fines of up to $12,000. here's the city's security minister. in the course of achieving his aims, the hong kong national party also spreads hatred and discrimination against mainlanders in hong kong. this isn't the first time this party has been in the spotlight. last month, its leader andy chan gave a hugely scrutinized speech at the foreign correspondents club. it drew global attention, because of attempts by both beijing and authorities within hong kong to try and stop it. hong kong police considered it to be additional evidence in their case against chan and his party.
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in his speech andy chan said he wanted "democracy for hong kong" and "there is only one way to achieve this — independence." with me is the bbc‘s laura westbrook, a former hong kong reporter, who covered the elections for us in 2016. tell us more about this party. because it's actually really small. yes, it doesn't have a lot of followers are members, it is considered on the fringe of hong kong politics and it must be said that most hong kong people don't advocate for independence from china, but what is important here is that this law, it's an old, draconian law from the colonial era and until now it has only been used against criminal gangs who pose an imminent threat to national security, so this is the first time, as you were saying in your
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introduction, it has been used against a political party and today, mr lee, he said that the national party hasn't done anything violent so party hasn't done anything violent so far. until now, they have been doing is talking and that's really the central issue, the issue of freedom of speech and people are concerned that the government using this law talking about national security is setting a dangerous precedent in hong kong and curtailing rights of freedom of speech. we heard today from the us consulate in hong kong, from the british foreign office, and even from the european union, they've all said that they are concerned about this ban and they are concerned about the freedom of speech and the rights of people in hong kong. you we re rights of people in hong kong. you were covering the election is back in 2016 and saw first—hand. briefly tell us how the government is curtailing these freedom of speech,
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this ability to speak freely. we had those elections that i covered in 2016, they were the first elections since the umbrella protests and we suffer the first time people voting for parties were advocating for independence from china. since then, the government has been cracking down on people who are either running for office or even wanting to register for office and this shows us how seriously the government in hong kong is taking this issue. last year, we had xi jinping come to hong kong and he said advocating for independence was a red line and today what we're seeing is the hong kong government enforcing that. thank you, laura. a yachtsman stranded in the middle of the indian ocean for several days with a severe back injuryhas been rescued. abhilash tomy, from india, hit a storm nearly 2,000 miles off the coast of australia where his boat was overcome by waves 14 meters high. a confident, capable sailor, this
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was abhilash tomy as he set off on the golden globe race back injuly. i'm very relieved to be at the start of the golden globe race. it's second time in the 30,000 mile challenge which he completed back in 2013, becoming the first to circumnavigate the world, but on friday, his yacht hit a storm and full 360 degrees, breaking the mast and leaving him in agony. it triggered a new race to reach the standard sailor, who was found still conscious and able to talk. today just a few hours ago, there was an indian aircraft overhead. a french surveillance vessel arrived on scene, launched two zodiacs. conditions were good. they got on board, applied first aid to abhilash
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tomy and were able to put him into the zodiacs and get him back to the ship. the rescue mission was an international operation, coordinated here in australia, some 2000 miles from the damaged boat. is one of the most remote areas on the planet. it is distant from any search and rescue facilities so the fact we got someone rescue facilities so the fact we got someone there as quickly as we did is really good news. the rescuers also picked up the irish sailor, gregor mcguckin, roughly 30 miles away who had been on his way to help the competitor after his yacht was also damaged in the storm. both men will be taken to hospital on nearby amsterdam island. only then will the full extent of abhilash tomy‘s injuries be made clear before now, the sailing fraternity is simply relieved that has been found alive. goods to end on a good news story.
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from me and the team, thanks for watching. bye—bye. there has been a bit of a chill in the air, particularly at night, you might have been tempted to reach for the extra thick duvet and perhaps the extra thick duvet and perhaps the central heating thermostat but over the next few days and nights, temperatures will climb a little bit. with the warmer weather will come some wet and breezy weather across the northwest god ‘s frontal systems a re across the northwest god ‘s frontal systems are going to be squashing there way in they become stranded in the southwesterly wind which means western pa rt of southwesterly wind which means western part of scotland in particular will see a lot of rain over the next few days, maybe 100 millimetres over the highest hills and mountains but the south, that is where things can considerably warmer. we pick up the story on tuesday morning, a chilly start to the day but a bright day in prospect across much of england and wales and also the eastern side of scotland
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but the northern island and western scotland, the cloud thickens and we see outbreaks of rain. the wind picks up, gusts of 60 mph possible, perhaps more in the more exposed spotin perhaps more in the more exposed spot in the afternoon and temperatures very similar to where they were on monday, 13 to 17 celsius. as we go through tuesday night, we keep this stripe of cloud. these areas with the extra breeze as well will stay relatively mild into the early part of wednesday, not so further south, another chilly night, perhaps not quite as chilly temperatures down into single figures, double digits further north but through wednesday, across northern ireland and northern england and scotland, we will continue to see a amount of cloud, the rain most persistent across western pa rt of the rain most persistent across western part of scotland. eastern scotla nd western part of scotland. eastern scotland sees a little bit of brightness and further south across england and wales, spells of sunshine, the winds are relatively light, certainly compared with
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further northwest and those temperatures beginning to climb, 20 in aberdeen, 20 and london, and in aberdeen, 20 and london, and into thursday, southern areas are likely to have there warmest day of the week, perhaps a bit of mist and fog to start but then we will see spells of sunshine. however, we see extra cloud into northern ireland and scotla nd cloud into northern ireland and scotland as well, patchy rain behind that. we then get back into cooler air, temperatures in the southeast corner could get a 22 or 23 celsius. however, into friday, the patchy rain will continue to sink south and eastwards, high pressure builds back from the west so it is looking largely dry to end the working week but behind that cold front, we get back into some cold air, so we're essentially back to where we started with some much cooler days, temperatures around 14 to 17 celsius. there will be some spells of sunshine around, but also sums chilly nights with the potential for mist and fog patches at times. as we
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head into the start of next week, high pressure still looks set to be in charge of the weather, but if the high remains to the west of the uk, which is where we expected to remain for much of the time, that will continue to bring us pulses of cool airat times, so continue to bring us pulses of cool air at times, so don't expect anything in the way of a heatwave as we go into next week. yes, it doesn't generally dry, they will quite a lot of sunshine but with those clear skies at night, some patchy mist and fog, the potential for some breezy weather across the north, is one autumn chill at times through the week ahead. the public inquiry gets underway.
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some 3,000 people died after being infected with hiv and hepatitis from contaminated blood products in the 19705 and 805. some of the blood came from prisoners and drug addicts in the usa. relatives of the victims are accu5ing ministers of a cover—up. if the involvement of senior figures in various administrations are implicated, i think people are going to find that very distressing. the inquiry heard harrowing accounts from relatives and victims. we'll have the details. al5o tonight. what a no—deal brexit could mean for flights to europe. now the government outlines its contingency travel plans. an inquest hear5 how a teenage girl died from an reaction to a sandwich she'd bought, which did not carry
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