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tv   Our World  BBC News  December 22, 2018 1:30am-2:00am GMT

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as a manchester united player, ole gunnar solskjaer won everything there was to win, but having returned as caretaker manager, the former striker knows he only has a few months to stake his claim for the job on a permanent basis. morning. myjob is now isjust for the next six months to do as well as i can, and move the club forward as well as i can. and then i understand that there's so many managers that would love to be the manager of man united, so of course, i'm one of them, but it's not something that we've talked about. they are going to do a process now for it, for the next six months. jose mourinho was sacked this week with united 19 points behind the league leaders and having fallen out with some of his star players. solskjaer has been managing molde in his native norway for the last three years, and while his appointment may have surprised some, he's received backing from the man in the opposing dugout tomorrow. they're all looking at somebody that's been there. he's a hero there, really, a legend. with the players they've got, the young lads they've got, i would think that he can't believe his luck, really. it's an amazing opportunity for him. solskjaer‘s only other premier league managerial experience was at cardiff city.
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he lasted less than nine months and was sacked after relegation. did you learn from that? are better now as a coach and manager? that period in cardiff was, of course, a huge step for me, and i've learned a lot. i've evaluated, reflected on it. i made a few mistakes. but if you don't make mistakes, you're not going to learn. for more than a decade at old trafford, solskjaer was a winner, a fans‘ favourite, but now he must prove himself again. dan roan, bbc news. thousands of people have been flocking to view the new mural by banks see in south wales, portraying a child playing in the ash from a skip fire. a child playing in the ash from a skipfire. —— banksy.
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a child playing in the ash from a skip fire. —— banksy. hollywood actor michael sheen, who is from the south wales town, has offered to pay for a screen to protect the artwork. a few days on and there is a buzz in the air here, a piece from one of the air here, a piece from one of the world's most famous artists. there have been a constant stream of new arrivals coming to catch a glimpse of this artwork, sometimes arriving as early as 3am in the morning. it's a bit bizarre, isn't it? i suppose that's what he does. he picks locations all over the world. we are from australia and my daughter knows of his work very well. you rarely get a chance to see an artwork of such an artist. it's quite remarkable. i've always been interested in banks it because i'm from bristol, he is a hometown boy to me, always a lot of interest and i've been well aware that he is
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never painted in wales before. but even with the global attention, so to come is the threat of things like vandalism, of what could almost certainly have become one of the uk's most valuable garages. certainly have become one of the uk's most valuable garagesli certainly have become one of the uk's most valuable garages. i think it will increase the local economy and will increase port talbot football. i think the copy shops and restau ra nts football. i think the copy shops and restaurants better stock football. i think the copy shops and restau ra nts better stock u p football. i think the copy shops and restaurants better stock up because as people make pilgrimage to see this wonderful magnificent banksy, they will need to be fed and watered. since the importance of the piece was first realised, community volu nteers piece was first realised, community volunteers have been working around the clock to make sure this artwork stays safe for everyone to enjoy. and now following an intervention from a local businessman, it's going to be fitted with a protective screen, similar to what you might find in an art gallery. now on bbc news — one of the highlights of 2018 from our documentary series ourworld. earlierthis
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year, katie razzle travelled from france to reunion island, with two women searching for the families they were taken from as children — more than 50 years ago. they were taken from their island home as children and moved thousands of kilometres to france. now, france is facing up to a scandal that rocked more than 2000 children of everything they knew. 0ur story starts in
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central france, just outside the city of limoges. marlene moved to the area more than 50 years ago as an orphan from the tiny island of reunion in the indian 0cean, after french social services sold her a lie. did you ever see your sister again? unlike marlene, marise was too young to choose her new french life will stop her
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biological mother had put her into care in reunion when she was just a month old. marise was resettled by social services to mainland france aged six. marise is one of the newest members of a group that has been battling for years to find out why 2150 children were uprooted from their island and moved to france. in a vicarage near toulouse, they're accounting their stories. not everyone had a bad experience, but many suffered terribly. there was racism, sexual abuse and violence, as well as loss of their culture and identity. marlene is here, too.
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both she and marise will soon travel back to reunion for the first time courtesy of the french state, which is perhaps finally listening. for two years a government appointed commission has been investigating what happened to these men and women at the hands of france. many here have shocking stories to tell. once a french colony, reunion became one of the country's overseas departments in 1946. by the 1960s, with an exploding birth rate, this desperately poor island found its orphanages filling up with children,
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many of whom weren't orphans at all. their families simply couldn't provide for them. the islands french mp michel debre introduced a policy he thought would solve the problem. from 1963 until 1982, social services oversaw the resettlement of children to rural parts of mainland france, where populations were in decline. some were adopted, others put into children's homes and religious institutions. amongst the footage from the time, in tv reports that portray the children of reunion as lucky to have been given a new life in a better place, marlene's 19—year—old self. when she'd first arrived four years before, she was given minimal schooling. instead, she says, she worked the land in a rural convent. in the end, the education marlene was promised amounted to an agricultural diploma. she ended up working
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as a supermarket cashier and on a production line. she'd already done that in the convent. the nuns had had her glueing boxes for factory produced sugared almonds. was it racist? was it well—meaning, but with dire consequences? through the modern lens, uprooting children from their culture and whatever family ties they might have, leaving them thousands of miles across the world
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and then not fulfilling your promises, it looks, at best, illjudged, and at worst wrong and cruel. and it went on into the 1980s. jesse and her younger brother and sister were in the first resettled group from reunion to arrive at this children's home south—western france in 1967. jesse has spent years trying to discover the background to her family story. but her care files from this children's home have disappeared. do you think you can judge what happened back then through modern eyes? i came to paris to find out how the french government views the scandal now. in 2014, the parliament accepted the state's moral responsibility for it. those who were exiled
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hope president macron will apologise for what happened once the investigating commission delivers its report. it's a big moment. marlene's first visit to her island in 52 years. she's brought her daughter, aurore, for support. the scandal of reunion‘s exiled children has become a story across france. the government's now paying airfares and some expenses so exiles can revisit their island every three years if they wish to. and some of marise's sisters are at the airport to meet her for the first time. but there is no one to greet marlene. five decades have meant huge change on an island that is culturally creole and very french.
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0nce uninhabited, reunion now has a population of nearly 865,000. it is still much poorer here than mainland france. the economy is underpinned by french aid. in an attempt to help exiles find out about their past, the french government has demanded any documents the authorities hold are handed over to the individuals involved. next, it's marlene's turn. marise's biological father died in 2006. before they had a chance to meet. his daughters are the living link in her search for an identity. but their first meeting didn't deliver the resemblance for which she yearned. it's a big step so soon
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after meeting sisters with whom she clearly already has a bond. what will happen if the dna test is negative and you're not related? marlene's come to pay her respects to giselle, the sister who tried to persuade her not to go to france. though she's been dead for years, there is only a bare plaque. but marlene knows she has another sister, marianique.
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she's desperate to find her, but she's not sure whether she is alive or dead. we went to the town hall looking for clues. so you have an address for your sister. two hours later came the phone call marlene had only dared to dream of. from marianique herself. so what is it like to see her now? with their suffering now starting to be acknowledged and the french government paying their airfares, 11 exiles returned to reunion in 2017. another 30 are already planning trips this year. for many of them, the experience will be bittersweet. hello there.
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todayis today is looking like the drier and the brighter of the two. a sunday we have a weather system moving in that will bring heavy rainfall many of us. will bring heavy rainfall many of us. the ridge of high pressure will bring the high pressure for us today. this is sunday's flight whether tied into this area of low pressure. a lovely bright sunny start across many areas this morning, southern and eastern areas being the best of that. across the north—west of the country there will be showers. wintry over the higher ground. meera normal temperatures in the north. something a little bit mavi mist out —— near. for northern ireland, much of wales, the midlands, northern england, southern scotland, wet through the morning and the rain becomes more confined to the eastern side of england. elizabeth dry up following on. chilly but right for scotland. —— a little bit dry. christmas day and boxing day it should be largely dry
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and mostly cloudy. welcome to bbc news — broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm reged ahmad. our top stories: a partial shutdown of us government will start in just a few hours' time — after democrats failed to agree funding for president trump's border wall with mexico. the shutdown spooks us markets with heavy losses in wall street's worst week for a decade. police investigating the drone flights that disrupted will london gatwick airport make two arrests. flights have now resumed after three days of chaos. and thirty years after the lockerbie bombing, a tribute in scotland to the victims of pan am flight 103.
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