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this is the business briefing. i'm sally bundock. the trade talks we almost forgot about. the european union's trade commissioner is due to meet her us counterpart in washington later today. ghosn home? the former nissan boss could leave prison today after spending almost four months in detention. and on the markets: hello. this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top story: as the drc struggles to deal with its deadly ebola epidemic, we have a special report on how it's being worsened by war. how do we know you are not one of their accomplices? the community in asia, no big story still on trade here is not happy. breakthrough between the end how brexit‘s bringing sorrow and satire to europe. we're at cologne's carnival, asking if there's anything to celebrate. r kelly angrily denies child sex abuse allegations in his first tv interview since being charged. how stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past and what i had been
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through, ijust my crazy past and what i had been through, i just think my crazy past and what i had been through, ijust think i need to hold girls against their will, chained them up in my basement? -- chain. the trade talks we almost forgot about. the european union's trade commissioner is due to meet her us counterpart in washington later today. a very warm welcome to the programme — briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. also, this is kyliejenner, the world's youngest "self—made" billionaire, the youngest member of the kardashian family who made her fortune from selling cosmetics. with 128 million instagram followers, we're asking is celebrity status now crucial to becoming a billionaire? get in touch.
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just use the hashtag, #bbcthebriefing. violence and insecurity is hampering efforts to brinf the ebola outbreak in the east of the democratic republic of the congo under control. it's the first in a war zone, and the presence of armed groups has seriously affected the response. more than 500 people have died and almost 900 are infected with ebola since august. our senior africa correspondent anne soy is in the democratic republic of the congo, in the town of beni, and she sent this report. the morning after an attack, aside all too common in this region. —— a sight. nine people were killed in this village overnight. we are told
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some children were kidnapped. this family some children were kidnapped. this fa m ily lost some children were kidnapped. this family lost a breadwinner. he has left little child. over there, mother died with herfour left little child. over there, mother died with her four children. her husband is in the military. she engage the attack is in a gun fight there was no backup. when her bullets ran out, they killed her. either time we arrived, health workers had already taken bodies away. every death now has to be investigated, and all bodies tested for ebola. it is meant to keep the committee safe, but in this village, it has only infuriated the mourners. we do not understand what this a bowler is, we can bury the bodies of people ourselves. -- ebola. frequent attacks have left them unable to trust anyone, p stevens or ebola teams, all are viewed with suspicion. things can escalate with
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glee. how do we know you're not one the accomplices, they ask me. it is getting very hostile now, the community here is not happy, they say that people here have already died and there was no intervention when they were under fire last night, and so they say that we must leave now. dozens of armed groups are active in the mineral rich east of the democratic republic of congo. they have operated with impunity for decades, helped by difficult terrain and a weak central government. we know that their main base is in... the world's largest un peacekeeping mission is based here, they are planning an operation response to the attack at the village. things are so the attack at the village. things are so bad here, they are the only un mission with powers to attack. we are the ones that are mandated to go out there and conduct offensive operations, with the frdc, which is
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the government forces, or we can do that unilaterally. it means health workers can access some areas without armed escort. —— cannot. we do in the one armed team as they prepared to leave. when we get there, if the population gets violent, i will send a message to him and then you willjust go... health teams have been attacked along this road before. this mission was cancelled the previous day because of security concerns. but whenever they can, they try to reach as many people as possible. any delays mean that ebola will continue to spread and claim more lives. anne soy, bbc news, beni. now, let's discuss brexit. brexit is never far from the news agenda, as you'll know.
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less than a month to go until britain is officially due to leave the european union. jenny hill has visited the german city of cologne and the annual carnival season there. as you'll hear, brexit is a source of satire — and sorrow amongst those she spoke to. festivity, celebration, and marching through europe's capitals, at the insistence bit of brexit. we would like it better if britain stayed in eu. it is sad, buti like it better if britain stayed in eu. it is sad, but i think they have had enough time. it should not all be decided in the last few weeks. even injest, brexit is nojoke q. rather, an irreversible act of self harm. what is gone is gone, it says.
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or germany support an extension to article 50? the extension is not a question of yes or no bet of the conditions. if the government is being re—elected, the election, the discussion of a new referendum and some other significant changes. with less tha n some other significant changes. with less than a month to go, if nothing changes, then germany would not support? nour, in this case not, because the negotiation has been done. the prospect of high brexit looms. cologne's businesses trying to protect themselves but already, trade with written has fallen. these are byfar trade with written has fallen. these are by far the worst figures i have ever seen in my responsibility as president of the chamber of commerce, and these bad figures are the result in 2018 and in 2018, we had all the hope everything will work well, at the end of the day, pretty good. for some, at the end of
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the day, it is a question of the heart. in the midst of the reverie, a lament for britain. europe was a post—war peace projects to bring former enemies together. it would be really sad is that began to crumble. resigned to britain's departure, unsure of how or when, at this after all is carnival season. anything can happen. on the bbc news online, it is our top story today. british mps have been promised a vote on any changes to workers's rights after brexit, this is as theresa may seeks labour support to pass her deal on leaving the eu.
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you can see lots of detail there and as ever, there is a guard and jargon busting. andrew tuck, editor of monocle, a global news and business magazine, joins me now. good morning. good morning. sojust give us a bit more detail about what this policy is because i feel like every day in the lead up to 29th of march, we are getting new promises from the government. so we already is that many of the existing laws in the workplace are going to be enshrined in uk law. this is saying that new laws have often been agreed in the uk —— by the uk in eu, they will be wrapped into legislation as well. so they are saying do not worry, all these new rights that the europeans are going to get, you are going to get them too. and that was a real issue for many labour mps, and the trade union. yeah, the trade unions and the labour mps. each thinking this morning is that the trade union leaders are coming out and saying that, this is
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windowdressing, we're not sure that there will be guarantees in it because it is not exactly vaulted into law and what happens if theresa may goes on a new leader comes in who is pro— deregulation and unpacks all this? it could all fall apart. in the meantime, businesses are having to make some tough decisions, including at monocle. actually, we are medium—sized magazine, but it is all about getting those magazines into the distribution network and into the distribution network and into people's mailboxes and newsstands. what happens if we have trucks in the uk's ports? so we have moved all of our printing to germany from next month. and that is a decision that you felt you had to make? even if the magazine is one or two days late getting to the newssta nd two days late getting to the newsstand comic changes our reputation, it makes us look bad on the newsstand, we have readers complaining. we could not take that risk, there is just complaining. we could not take that risk, there isjust too much noise
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music that is bad for us. —— it changes. we are working to make sure that al eu staff have their passports, making sure that they feel safe in the lead up to the 29th of march, is tough to make those decisions, i think no—one makes first —— wants to make those decisions, but of course, every british business is having to make them. 0k, thank you very much, andrew. mps have been promised a vote on any changes to workers' rights after leaving the eu. there's full coverage on this story on our website. just log on to for details on that story, import taxes and everthing brexit—related. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news. michael bloomberg, the former mayor of new york, has announced he won't be running for president in 2020.
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in a statement, he said he was "clear—eyed" about the difficulty of winning the democratic nomination in a crowded field, but would keep on trying to combat climate change. president nicolas maduro of venezuela has urged people to take to the streets on saturday in a march to counter nationwide anti—government protests, called for by opposition leader, juan guaido. mr maduro said the marches would be part of a struggle against american imperialism. he's repeatedly accused mr guaido of being a us puppet, attempting a coup against his legitimate government. irish police are helping to investigate the discovery of three small incendiary bombs in london. the parcels had irish stamps. they were discovered at waterloo station, at heathrow airport and london city airport. the singer r kelly, who's facing charges of sexual abuse, has angrily denied the allegations in an interview with cbs tv news. he was arrested in chicago last month and faces four charges,
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three of them related to underage girls. gayle king asked him if he had ever held anyone against their will. ido i do not need to. how stupid, withal i have been through in my way, way past, to hold somebody, let alone four, five, six, 50 said, how stupid would to do that? i didn't say you were holding. that's stupid, guys! is this camera on me? yes, it's on. that's stupid! use your common sense. forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me. hate me if you want to, love me if you want. butjust use your common sense. how stupid would it be for me to, with my crazy past and what i've been through — oh, right now, ijust think i need to be a monster, and hold girls against their will, and chain them up in my basement,
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and don't let them eat, don't let them out, unless they need some shoes down the street from their uncle? stop it. you don't quit playing! quit playing! i didn't do this stuff! this is not me! r kelly there defending himself on television. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: two young sisters who got lost in the wild tell reporters the youth camp tips they used to survive. first, the plates slid gently off the restaurant tables. then suddenly, the tables, the chairs and people crashed sideways and downwards, and it was just a matter of seconds as the ferry lurched onto her side. the hydrogen bomb. on a remote pacific atoll, the americans had successfully tested a weapon whose explosive force dwarfed that of the bomb dropped on hiroshima. i had heard the news earlier, and so my heart went bang, bang, bang! the constitutional rights of these
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marchers are their rights as citizens of the united states, and they should be protected even in the right to test them out, so that they don't get their heads broken and are sent to hospital. this religious controversy — i know you don't want to say too much about it — but does it worry you that it's going to boil up when you get to the states? well, it worries me, yes, but i hope everything will be all right in the end, as they say. you're watching the briefing. our headlines: to $9 billion bail to $9 million bail required to leave jail in japan. r kelly angrily denies child sex abuse allegations in his first tv interview since being charged. six months ago india's supreme court ruled that gay
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sex was no longer a criminal offence. that ruling overturned a 2013 judgement that had upheld a colonial—era law. the court decided that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a fundamental violation of rights. daniel rosney went to see if it has made much difference to attitudes there. tea rs of tears of disbelief and pure joy last september in india when legislation was changed. it was left over from british colonial rule and made it illegal to practise gay sex. describing it as a natural. six months on, i've come to meet members of the lgbt community, who say they use to face long—term prison sentences. imagine living in a city where loving someone can be a lifetime crime. india should create a space —— a space where i can make my family understand it is normal,
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to ta ke my family understand it is normal, to take pride in taking my putt out with me, to take pride, to go out as hu wei actually adam. and not as a person who should stay in the closet —— as hu wei actually am. person who should stay in the closet -- as hu wei actually am. the bar we are in is owned by a hotel owner, one of india's richest businessmen. the heavily campaign to get the law change, not just for social justice reasons, but because he saw the benefit when it came to business profits. i have not only had international tarus, but even domestically. i just international tarus, but even domestically. ijust had recently a couple who said, for the first time, and they are indian, they said for the first time we actually went into the first time we actually went into the reception and said to be front—office person that we are a couple —— to arrests. and that we don't want a twin bed, we want a queen size bed. and they said we are here as a couple and we want to be recognised as a couple. there are
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plenty of aspects of india... embers of the lgbt community, before the ruling chains, they were trying to avoid the attention —— for members of the lgbt community. it is an organisation that has been running since the 1990s. so we tried to support them, through counselling. since the ruling chains they have helped organisations like the police to help understand the lgbt community. you know they are listening very carefully, they are telling me i felt personally that it is not justice telling me i felt personally that it is notjustice for them. and even we are very busy in our daily police work, so we didn't have time to listen. they are saying that if in future they will come for some complaint or some issue, we will listen carefully and we will try to help them. many lgbt people i spoke
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to said this was just one fight in a very long battle for equality. daniel rothley, bbc news, delhi. kylie jenner has become the world's youngest self—made billionaire at the age of 21. the reality television star and entrepreneur has joined the exclusive rich list published each year by financial magazine — forbes. she founded her beauty products company, kylie cosmetics, just three years ago. a warning — there's some flash photography in this report from tim allman. # she works hard for the money # so hard for it, honey # she works hard for the money, so you better treat her right... she is a social media phenomenon, but it turns out she is also an extremely canny businesswoman. to be fair, kyliejenner was hardly a pauper to begin with, but there's rich and then there's really rich.
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kyliejenner‘s introduction to being a billionaire, it is something that has shocked all of us and it's really something — we call her the first selfie billionaire and it really speaks to the way the people can make businesses these days. hey, guys. so, i'm gonna show you how i get ready on tour, so keep watching. i'm going to use this really pretty pink. she made her business through regular appearances on instagram, twitter and youtube. with a relatively small staff, kylie cosmetics sold more than $360 million worth of make—up last year alone. that means she's become a billionaire two years faster than the previous record holder, mark zuckerberg, who had to wait to the grand old age of 23. but she's some way off the top spot on forbes's rich list. that position is held by amazon founderjeff bezos, who's worth $131 billion. kylie's not complaining, though. she told the magazine
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the recognition feels really good, a nice pat on the back. tim allman, bbc news. we have been asking you to day what does it take to become a self—made billionaire at the age of 21, in kylie's case? thank you so much your comments. if you want to join kylie's case? thank you so much your comments. if you want tojoin in kylie's case? thank you so much your comments. if you want to join in the -- join comments. if you want to join in the ——join the comments. if you want to join in the —— join the debate, hashtag bbc the briefing. jessica in tokyo says it is all about looking gorgeous, especially for young girls, she played the field wonderfully. but she had her role model as folks and kim kardashian, of course. she knows how to play the game. many of you have made comments about the young who feel a career is all about being
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an influence or a youtuber. we will discuss this later. now it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. your wednesday sport briefing. real madrid, the defending champions, are out of the champion's league. beaten, at home, by ajax — 4—1, to go out 5—3 on aggregate. ajax, 2—1 one down from the first leg, were ahead in the tie within 20—minutes. hakim ziyech got the first and david neres made it 2—0. ajax progress through a champions league knockout stage tie for the first time 1997. real are in the middle of a terrible slump. no, i think, i no, ithink, i understand no, i think, i understand that the fa ns no, i think, i understand that the fans are disappointed also. and we are, too. but what you say, always, is we have to stay together with the fans, in good and in bad times. we
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celebrated a lot of of the past yea rs. celebrated a lot of of the past years. this was amazing for the fans also. and now it is the opposite. england's women beatjapan 3—0 to win the she believe's cup in america. england were already 2—0 up before before beth mead fired in a third before half—time. england's first piece of silverware and a great warm up for the women's world cup in france. england are 1—0 up in their three—match t20 series against the west indies after a four—wicket win. jonny bairstow hit 68 off a0 balls to set up england's run—chase. that's a career—best in a t20. the second t20 is in st kitts on friday. paul pogba and alexis sanchez are among ten first—team absentees as manchester united take on paris saint—germain in their uefa champions league round of 16 match on wednesday. ole gunnar solskjaer‘s side have a mountain to climb after they lost the first leg at old trafford 2—0, in a match which pogba was sent off.
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never mission impossible. of course, more difficult, but, as i said here earlier, we have got to get the first goal and then anything can happen. football is, yes, it is a technical and tactical game, but it is also a mental game. goals always change games. if we get the first one, we will be believing even more. so they might start doubting themselves. but it is important that we get the first one. so paris st—germain are preparing for tier uefa champions league round of 16 tie against manchester united. and we're wondering what tactics they might have been practising ahead of the game. long ball passes perhaps? kylian mbappe has his back to the camera here — and watch him give teammate
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moussa diaby a bit of wake up call. fun and games on the training ground. maybe but that can hurt. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's i'll be back tomorrow when paris or united will bejoining ajax and dortmund. that's your wednesday sport briefing, with me chris mitchell. we have an update on a story we've been covering. it ‘s about two sisters who went missing in woodlands in the us for two days over the weekend. well, they've been found safe and well. eight—year—old leia and five—year—old caroline were discovered huddled under a bush, having survived drinking water from huckleberry leaves and eating cereal bars they had brought with them.
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business briefing is next. i will see you in a moment. hello there. there's a really strong jetstream propagating right the way across the atlantic and it's heading right into the uk and that's going to steer all our weather from the west. this area of cloud will arrive later on in the week to bring us some rain. this area of cloud has already arrived and it's brought wet weather, and that's pushing its way northwards, together with these weather fronts. around an area of low pressure where we're seeing some very strong and gusty winds, especially for wales and the south—west of england. northern scotland starts chilly with a touch of frost on wednesday morning, milder elsewhere. that wetter weather gets stuck in scotland and northern ireland and we'll see bands of showers pushing in across england and wales. there'll be some sunshine in between those showers, but the showers could be heavy, potentially with some hail and thunder. still some gusty winds and we're
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going to find temperatures perhaps as high as 1a or 15 degrees in the south—east, east anglia and lincolnshire. contrast that with the much lower temperatures in scotland and northern ireland where it stays wet with some snow over the hills in highland and grampian. and it stays wet through the night across much of scotland and northern ireland and probably into the north of england as well. further south, we'll find clearer skies as most of those showers move away. temperatures will dip away to around 4 or 5 degrees. but it will feel colder, i think, as we head into thursday. let's trace where our air is coming from, all the way from the arctic. cold north—north—westerly winds pushing across the uk. the low pressure by this stage is out in the north sea, and around the edge of it, we've got all this wet weather across eastern scotland, northern england all the way down to east anglia. some showers following in, and, again, wintry over the hills. the best of the dry weather is southern england and south wales. 11 degrees here, nearer 6 in northern scotland. now, the low pressure then is heading away, away from the north sea and out into scandinavia and it will take away those strong winds as well. but with clear skies overnight, we may well start with a touch of frost on friday morning. some sunshine early on, but it's going to cloud over from the west.
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we saw the crowd early on on a satellite picture and that is arriving to bring some rain and particularly into northern ireland, wales and the south—west of england, temperatures might get as high as nine or 10 celsius. into the weekend, very unsettled weather, very windy, and because of that, it will feel rather cold.
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