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out elsewhere. mostly please nt out elsewhere. mostly pleasant where you get the sunshine. hello, i'm nuala mcgovern, this is outside source. we are going to be looking at several big stories from around the world. british commandos have boarded a supertanker to seize a shipment of iranian oil bound for syria —
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iran's says it's an act of piracy. in libya, reports that guards shot at refugees as they tried to flee an airstrike on a detention centre. this as fears that up to 80 migrants may have drowned as another boat sinks off tunis. we're live in washington as the tanks prepare to roll for president trump's independence day parade. and this 3,000—year—old tutankhamun bust has just fetched $6m at auction — but egypt claims it was stolen. but first, it could the storyline to a highly charged action film — british commandos board
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a supertanker in the dead of night and seize a shipment of iranian oil bound for syria. that's exactly the situation that's playing out right now — prompting iran to summon the british ambassador to tehran it happened here, in the strait of gibraltar. it's believed the grace i vessel was carrying two million barrels of iranian oil and taking it to the bani—yas refinery in syria. this of course is in violation of european union sanctions. here's more from our defence correspondent jonathan beale. it happened in the early hours of the morning. we know that there was a supply ship, auxiliary ship, a tanker thousand the area recently. tanker that was in the area recently. that would have had helicopters on board, there is now an image thatis there is now an image that has been released by the royal navy. that shows the tanker at night—time with a helicopter that you can see in the distance hovering above that,
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so the first two of the board the former helicopter using fast ropes and then they would be backed up by the gibraltar forces but also royal marines coming in boats as well. but you can assume there are elements of british special forces involved, even though the policy is to never comment on that and we give credit to the commander of the royal marines involved in this operation. and hudson they would breach the enrichment level that was agreed backin enrichment level that was agreed back in 2015. the diplomatic correspondent has more on the story. is very clear that this is a seizure to enforce european sanctions against syria and not to enforce us sanctions against iran. that is
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important distinction. having said that, britain and the united states are very close allies and it is clear that they are tracking this vessel, their sharing intelligence about it, it is a vessel that is highly controversial and ra suspected in previous sanction busting. it's no surprise that they were watching very closely. when it entered european union waters, gibraltar waters, the british think they had absolutely no choice but to seize it as a nation state to enforce those european union sanctions. it is also fairly clear to me that the americans had requested a seizure, but they knew the british would not want to enforce unilateral american sanctions. so in effect, the americans, they wanted because the master, rather bizarrely actually, took the vessel into european union waters which he may have been able to avoid. that is why they were able to move against it. such a crazy long journey to take instead of the canal. i think the long journey is easier to explain. there's one practical reason why
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you might not do it. a ship of this size, 330 metres long can't necessarily go through the canal, but most often, very valuable cargo like this is taken to one into the canal and packed to the other end of more than one vessel is used. but why would you risk taking such a valuable cargo all the way down the east coast of africa, and the cape, very treacherous, many ships are lost or perhaps, if you're trying to if you're like, put up a smoke screen to what your intentions were. now, with this, i am just wondering what you feel the level of political, is it a spat? is that something more serious? how would you understand what's going on between iran and the uk right now. i think it's quite serious in that britain is the ambassador and has been summoned to the foreign ministry and accusing britain of stealing their cargo, their oil. interestingly, the iranians have
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conceded that this is their oil and they could lose it because the matter of ownership and what happens to the oil stood in the vessel, anchored off gibraltar will be a matter of the courts, but there is a political element in this too, i think. the iranians are accusing the british of being lackeys and junior partners for america, this is why the british are so keen to insist that they are not operating under the united states behalf. this is an eu sanction that they were enforcing britain is still committed to the nuclear deal despite them thinking that we are taking the united states side. moving on to the united states. americans are celebrating the fourth of july and it's a controvesial holiday this year because many believe independence day is being turned into an independent production — starring and produced by president trump. he'll be giving a speech in a few
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hour's time but the festivities are already underway in the capital, here's a flavour. this is the biggest point of controversey — tanks rolling through washington as part of a military parade happening later. here are some of the crowds who've come to watch — many of them are wearing pro—trump clothing. but there are also groups of of people protesting — the notorious trump baby blimp is getting a run again the fourth ofjuly is supposed to be an occasion that unites americans, but even independence day appears to be dividing them. here are some of their concerns. ic tanks in the street and i feel scared. i feel, where ic tanks in the street and i feel scared. ifeel, where are ic tanks in the street and i feel scared. i feel, where are we ic tanks in the street and i feel scared. ifeel, where are we moving asa scared. ifeel, where are we moving as a nation? isis scared. ifeel, where are we moving as a nation? is is militarizing us even more than we have been?” as a nation? is is militarizing us even more than we have been? i do not think it's outrageous but... it
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is kind of a waste of money actually. that overall cost is estimated to run into the tens of millions of dollars. some of the budget is being diverted from the parks service. that prompted this tweet from the bernie sanders, he's one of those competing to be the democractic presidential candidate "this is what authoritarians do: taking $2.5 million away from our national park service to glorify himself with a spectacle of military tanks rolling through washington. and top gop donors are getting vip seats, all at taxpayer expense." as you'd expect, the president has a different take. he says @realdonaldtrump "the cost of our great salute to america tomorrow will be very little compared to what it is worth... we own the tanks and all." his supporters agree. we love america and this is one of
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the biggest celebrations of the 11th ofjuly that i have ever seen and i think he is the best president that america has ever had. it is not that different than what happens every year, so every year there is a big concert, there is always a huge fireworks display, there is almost always some kind of speeches, i think the big thing is the extra publicity. what is different this time is just how partisan the event feels. 500 vips have been invited — we know some of them are top republican donors. no democrats have made the cut. dr nora besahel has written a book on the politicization of the us military. here's her take. he is trying to get into a political event using the military as a backdrop for what has been a celebration of the country, very much in the same way he has used the military as a political prop in his campaign speeches when he talks to
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the troops and even when he calls family of the fallen, he has turned most of those things into partisan events that serve to support the president and not the united states of america. 0ur correspondent chris buckler is down at the lincoln memorial and joins us now. great to have you with us. it has begun to rain. it has changed since we last spoke to you. tell us what you are seeing unfold. behind me, the us marines from and there is patriotic music, the stars & stripes are flying, the stage has been set for a key address for donald trump himself as tanks are in front of the lincoln memorial and if there's one thing they could not plan for, that is the rain, there's been torrential rain in the last hour, thunderstorms little later and that kevin affect
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both on the flyovers and the fireworks that are planned as well as the attendance and sometimes president trump can be a little sensitive when people talk about crowd sizes. this is quite fascinating to me, i have been in the states for many years and have not seen a 11th ofjuly celebration like this. what are you hearing from americans the event today was yellow there is a divide, no doubt about that. at the national mall here in washington, there is always a concert and that is taking place a nyway concert and that is taking place anyway this evening. but that is separate from this event which is at the other and and that is very much a patriotic display from president trump, a thank you to the troops although there are some people who feel very uncomfortable about it. it is not a part of american culture davit kind of parade, if you like, and this is not a parade but this is pretty close to it. president trump
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wa nted pretty close to it. president trump wanted something like this because he wanted to make because he saw the military parades in france and not everybody in dc is happy about seeing tanks being brought to the streets, frankly and there was even a warning at one stage if people being told do not panic this because you see tanks, this is just about the 4th you see tanks, this is just about the 11th ofjuly. you see tanks, this is just about the 4th ofjuly. stay dry and will hear from you the 4th ofjuly. stay dry and will hearfrom you again the 4th ofjuly. stay dry and will hear from you again later on the 4th ofjuly. stay dry and will hearfrom you again later on in the 4th ofjuly. stay dry and will hear from you again later on in the bbc. a 3,000—year—old tutankhamun bust that egypt claims was stolen has just fetched $6m at auction. egypt's ministry of antiquities tried to stop the sale with a statement saying it was "illegally taken from egypt" and it "requested the british ministry to send the head of tutankhamen‘s sculpture back to egypt." here's the head of egypt's supreme council of antiquities.
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to stop and delay this option and make sure it that we have official letters, documents or whatever, they have nothing! the brown quartzite relic comes from a private collection of ancient art that christie's last sold for 3.7million dollars in 2016. the auction house says it's never been the subject of an investigation. we are in touch with the embassy and we informed them about the sale, even before the catalogue was published and so we have collaborative relationship with them and we have given them all the information that we have for the peace because through this research, we are confident that the legal status of the peace is clear. beth timmins is following
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the story for us. this law that egypt introduced in 1983 which banned the removal of artifacts from the country, and they believe this sculpture was taken in the 70s, so that is what she is saying which would be legally obtained, but the egyptian authorities disagree with that. and they say they have not seen enough documentation to prove that. do we have any idea who might of body for 6 million? the buyer has chosen to remain anonymous but we are not sure who was bought it yet. can they try and still claim it because you love the people who manage these claims of the united nations and they usually litigate for the sort of things and enter paul and the foreign ministry, none of those acting on this case so far. so even though the egyptian antiquities
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minister can halt the sale today, it did not happen in the sale went through. it wasjust over did not happen in the sale went through. it was just over the did not happen in the sale went through. it wasjust over the price, they expected 5 million us dollars and they were just over. as you can see, it is a beautiful piece of the pharaohs and it is an extraordinary a rtefa ct. stay with us on 0utside source — still to come. we'll get more on libya and reports that guards shot at refugees as they tried to flee an air strike on a detention centre there. a firearms officer says he shot dead one of the ringleaders of the london bridge attacks because he feared he'd stab him, kill him, and get hold of his weapons. the officer gave evidence anonymously at the old bailey. john donnison was at court. he told the court that along with two colleagues, armed response unit police officers, they were about two
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to three miles from london bridge when they heard there had been a van attack on the bridge and he immediately feared the worst. this happened less than three months after the westminster bridge attack. they arrived at the market within a matter of minutes and jumping out of their car, he said he saw him touring towards them, raises knife charge towards him. he shot him dead when he was just a few metres away. later, we heard from another officer who had also shot him, fearing he was going to stop his colleague he then shot the other two attackers. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is british commandos board
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a supertanker to seize a shipment of iranian oil bound for syria. iran calls it an act of piracy. here's some of the stories in the bbc world service newsroom. 6.4 and on the national park in central california. thought and less angeles to the south. australian student who was detained in north korea, has been released and has arrived in tokyo via beijing. alek sigley said he felt "great" after being released, but didn't give any reasons for his arrest. bbc chinese. the american whiskey company,jim beam, says a lightning strike appears to be the cause of a massive fire at one of its warehouses in kentucky. 45—thousand barrels of bourbon have been destroyed. 0ne firefighter reportedly said it was the best smelling fire he'd ever attended. that's popular on our website. dozens of migrants are feared dead
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after their boat capsized off the coast of tunisia. the tunisian red crescent says only four people were rescued, and one of them later died. the survivors are from mali and they said more than eighty people were on board the inflatable vessel when it sank in waters near the town of zarzis. they said it set off several days ago from zu—warah, in libya. here's the un on that. this is another example of the risks migrants face looking for a better life. we talk about this, we see we have already exceeded the number of 300 deaths at sea and while we have seen 300 deaths at sea and while we have seen that the numbers have significantly reduced, the number of people making it to europe significantly reduced, we still see a large number of deaths in the mediterranean for different reasons.
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this comes as the un says it's received reports that libyan guards shot at migrants — as they tried to flee from airstrikes that hit a detention centre near tripoli on tuesday. at least 53 people, including children, are now confirmed to have been killed in the attack — and authorities say the death toll could rise. we also now know there were two strikes. the un says the attacks could constitute a war crime. imogen foulkes has more. with the un wants and what is making absolutely clear is that there are multiple armed groups in libya, dozens, hundreds. they have the coordinates of those detention centres and they have the coordinates because they are supposed to avoid them, they're not supposed to avoid them, they're not supposed to avoid them, they're not supposed to be attacked. let's not forget, they have high precision r forget, they have high precision weaponry nowadays. if those were deliberately targeted, all the civilians, that would be a violation
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of the conventions and a war crime. that is why there are these codes foran that is why there are these codes for an independent investigation, to decide exactly what happened. well now the un—brokered, government of national accord in tripoli says it is considering closing down migrant detention centres in the country and releasing all migrants held in these facilities. that's according to the interior minister fathi bash—agha on facebook. someone who has been inside these detention centres in libya is emad badi is from a us—based thinktank, the middle east institute. he's now in tunis after two weeks of field research in libya, and spoke to me earlier. to contextualize things a little as a result of the political strife in libya in the past two years, we had the erosion of migrant‘s rights they think the detention centres... are
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evidence that they're mostly appalling, piles of bodies to be honest inside there that are in very appalling conditions and with this open conflict with forces aligned, the armed forces, these detention centres the armed forces, these detention ce ntres eve n less the armed forces, these detention centres even less attention has been given to them, so you already have the complete erasure of their humanity but with the conflict, they are almost viewed as expendable. so, to contextualize the situation, none of the domestic players nor the big players really have an interest in their well—being, unfortunately, given the context of civil war. but inside the detention centres, the conditions are really bad. inside the detention centres, the conditions are really badlj inside the detention centres, the conditions are really bad. i am curious what you think of that proposal by the minister that i mentioned to close down all these migrant centres. 0ne figure that i heard is there at least 6000 people
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that are detained in the centres. what do you think would happen? there is absolutely no correct figure that anyone could give because no one has been able to map out official and unofficial detention centres. so there might be a lot more people. the problem with that proposal in particular is that at this point in time, the detention centres a re at this point in time, the detention centres are the only way for the international community to have access international community to have a ccess 01’ international community to have access or provide some form of protection for the migrants. the tax bills of the biggest online companies under scrutiny in many countries. but france is a step closer to becoming the first country to make them pay more. @robert—sledz is international tax editor for reuters he tweeted "french lawmakers approve 3% tax on online giants". it still needs backing from the upper house though and the issue is also
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being discussed here in the uk. the frontrunner to be the next prime minister borisjohnson has said in the last couple of hours "we've got to find a way of taxing the internet giants on their income, because at the moment it is simply unfair." our business reporter is jonathan josephs was this expected? when we have seen is the lower house of parliament backing this plan to propose a 2% tax like these big companies make. this would apply to companies that have global income, 750 million euros 01’ more, have global income, 750 million euros or more, that is what it hundred $50 million and 25 million euros if that would have to be in france to apply. so 30 companies to be affected. the reason why france is doing this is because as and many other countries, there is this perception that the system just
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isn't fair, these additional companies do not have to pay as much as traditional businesses, but they need to be approved and that should happen next week. so that is expected to go through and perhaps other countries may follow suit? there are divisions between the european union and the united states, the european countries, i should say and divisions within europe. this year, while the companies trying to get the european union to introduce similar measures, there was enough agreement, so i did not happen. the group of leading economies, something the uk budget backin economies, something the uk budget back in october think such a plan would come into force, but boris johnson saying that if he becomes prime minister, do something he wa nts to prime minister, do something he wants to look at so there's plenty at stake here. thank you so much, it comes up so at stake here. thank you so much, it comes up so much again and again how much this company should be paying.
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until a few months ago india was the world's fastest growing economy. and on the eve of friday's budget the government forecasted growth could pick up to 7% this year. so what are the big challenges that narendra modi's government need to tackle? zoe thomas is in mumbai. this is the first budget since they we re this is the first budget since they were reelected in may and it comes ata were reelected in may and it comes at a tricky time, unemployment is high and a number of factors would be looking for different factors. farmers, the monsoon came late and much of the country is suffering with severe drought. living in farming communities and looking for policies to reduce debt. they're helping the government cuts taxes in order to let them expand in the government might cut taxes for individuals in order to produce to make increased consumption for
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middle—class. it is expected to be a big part of this budget, both are key to india's goal of expanding goals and services. how will the country pay for it all? it is expected that the finance minister will announce that the country is increasing its budget deficit, raising borrowing could be the key to getting growth going quickly. thank you for that coming up in the next half—hour, we are going to talk about china social credit. it is a really interesting topic, stay with us on really interesting topic, stay with us on the bbc. (tx weather) hello. we are looking at the severe flooding in a moment and a tornado in northeast china, hurricane barbara all the while in the pacific but he could bring some heavy rain into hawaii and cross mainland you
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and bringing large hail and anywhere between the planes, the midwest to the mid—atla ntic states, between the planes, the midwest to the mid—atlantic states, eastern parts of canada for a large sway of canada in the usa, away from the pacific northwest and we are holding onto the heat and humidity, some record—breaking temperatures across parts of alaska with some dry conditions in wildfires breaking out recently, that continues in the coming days. a different story across south america with a really cool conditions across argentina, overnight temperatures could fall as low as minus five celsius which would be hovering a couple of degrees above freezing. record—breaking temperatures across a number of countries while that intense heat has eased, still very different in southern parts of europe are much cooler further north, particularly through germany and across scandinavia in windy
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conditions there was some outbreaks of rain. speaking of rain, let's head to india, a lot of it recently and finally the monsoon rain has started to settle and after a delay, flooding in mumbaifor started to settle and after a delay, flooding in mumbai for example for more intense rain started to move its way north and east towards for the coming days, and to bangladesh, myanmar and the islands. let's take a look at what is happening in japan. around a metre of rain since last friday, like a months worth and just four or five days, this is front landslides, severe flooding, many people have had to be evacuated and it has all been tied in with the slow—moving front that continues to fluctuate very slightly over the coming days and it will continue some heavy rain through friday and start to ease up as a going to saturday, but it will make its way back into northeast china and the combination of this and some very high temperatures and some high humidity means that it is a perfect
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recipe for a tornado. and while it is not uncommon to see a tornado, they do not have been very much, this is brought severe damage and some fatalities as well and the number of injuries as it put its way through an area in northeast china through an area in northeast china through wednesday evening. back to the uk where things are somewhat quieter. high pressure still is going to friday, but this front has been bringing in some wet and windy weather in scotland and slowly sinking its way southwards where we will see some cooler conditions before we get to saturday, goodbye.
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hello, i'm nuala mcgovern. this is 0utside source. we are going to be looking at several big stories from around the world.
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have you seen this? british commandos have boarded a supertanker to seize a shipment of iranian oil bound for syria. iran says it's an act of piracy. in libya, reports that guards shot at refugees as they tried to flee an air strike on a detention centre. this as fears that up to 80 migrants may have drowned as another boat sinks off tunis. russian president putin is in rome, where he's had an audience with the pope. as well as italian leaders. and this 3,000—year—old tutankhamun bust has just fetched $6 million at auction — but egypt claims it was stolen.
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if you are just if you arejustjoining us, you are very welcome. let us begin with this story this half—hour. the russian president vladimir putin has met pope francis at the vatican. the audience with the roman catholic pope came ahead of his talks with italian leaders about moscow's relationship with the european union. mr putin arrived an hour late for the meeting, in which the two men spoke about syria, ukraine and venezuela — as well as the eu. this is what he had to say. translation: today, we've also exchanged opinions about cooperation in relations between russia, italy and the european union. we believe that those relations should be on the mutual interest of all europeans, and on mutual respect. all of this was taking place in rome. let's hear from all of this was taking place in rome. let's hearfrom the bbc‘s james reynolds, who was there with the latest. i think this was about mr putin doing what he always tries to do, projecting russian power. he may look at the eu, when it comes to italy, and think,
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"how is he going to stop sanctions?" which were imposed after the ukraine conflict several yea rs ago, when that began. and he might think italy is his best bet. the italian government is a populist government. it's a government which has, over the last year or so, shown some sympathy towards mr putin. in particular, the most powerful man in italy — the interior minister, matteo salvini — has sometimes worn a vladimir putin t—shirt. in other words, mr putin might think italy is his route to getting sanctions stopped. but italy hasn't done so. it may be that italy doesn't actually have the influence over the rest of the year to do so. nevertheless, it may be in mr putin's interest to continue to keep reasonably warm relations with this country. thanks very much to james reynolds. mr putin's visit comes as the kremlin admits that the russian submarine which caught fire, killing 14 sailors on monday, was nuclear—powered. but the defence minister said the reactor on the top—secret military craft had been isolated
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from the fire. the accident happened in the barents sea and the vessel is now at the port of severomorsk, which is the main base of russia's northern fleet. let me bring you some more details. the russian defence ministry has released these pictures of the men who died, all of whom were high ranking officers. bbc russia's 0lga ivshina has more details. question whether the vessel indeed had a nuclear engine and whether it was damaged or not was a burning one. people in the city... people we re one. people in the city... people were worried whether there can be a nuclear contamination or something else. that is why the statement by russian defence was that the engine was not damaged and there was no relation is a very import one for people to calm down. the same report
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that everything was outside of the reactor was clear from the regions, but not for people panicking, it's ha rd to but not for people panicking, it's hard to believe just one source. it was a shaky moment for the russian government and the russian minister of defence of course not want to reveal how the summary looks like, what parts it consisted of, but now it had to. there are so many important unanswered questions. what mission it was performing. interestingly, ministry of defence reported do the russian president that the vessel can be reconstructed and come back to work. this shows how important this mini submarine was for russia and for the top—secret tasks it was performing, basically in the northern waters, in the arctic and antarctic.
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thanks, 0lga. let's move onto something complete the different. new rules for household rubbish are causing a stir in shanghai. it's now mandatory for people to sort and recycle their waste. people who don't comply risk hefty fines and could potentially have their all—importa nt social credit rating lowered, meaning they may lose out on certain economic or social privileges by not being "model citizens". shanghai is china's biggest trash—generator. the city produces nine million tonnes a year. people are being taught to sort their waste in a few creative ways. there is a board game. and there's also a video game. that you can see here. maybe we'll ta ke that you can see here. maybe we'll take a listen as well to another one. are you ready for this? karaoke about waste? music
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well, there you go. something that is quite different. 0n social media, tens of thousands have been using the hashtag #dividingrubbish. and it's sending chinese citizens a little crazy. but sina weibo, the chinese microblogging site, has now banned it. here's kerry allen from bbc monitoring. you might have read her peace online as well. what is this all about? why are people just, as well. what is this all about? why are peoplejust, i don't know, so passionate about dividing rubbish now? it's almost, it's become so fun. in the week in the lead up to these relations being announced, there was a lot of nervousness on people because this is a city that is three times the size of london. it's got a huge population, 24 million people, and the a very for
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people. 200 i , about the equivalent of £20 here. people acted in what they do, their actions related things away. —— have to think about what they do, their actions. if you are throwing something away, you cannotjust throw it away for subject to stop and think. people are panicking. otherwise they get these huge fines. also with this, kerry, did they not recycle previously or is it more restrictive? there are bins on the street... you can divide between recycla ble street... you can divide between recyclable waste and just general ways. this is literally putting
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pressure on people and saying that if you don't divide your litter properly, it could impact yourjob, which schools you go to. people are being educated at the lowest level. kids are getting involved in this. these board games that are taking off that people are buying online. virtual reality! that song, for example. i had that in my head all week! it's not just example. i had that in my head all week! it's notjust in shanghai. other cities now are thinking, it's just, it is so addictive, the different ways people are getting involved in this. to some extent, people are getting scared as well because they do not want to pay that... hold that thought, kerry. stay with us. back to you in a moment. i want to bring a government document about
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this system. it says the aim is to "allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step." let me bring you other than more and how it works. so, this is... there are numbers you see over people's heads. private companies like tech giant alibaba give people a credit score — notjust based on how they handle their finances, but social behaviour too. businesses then share the information with the government. and if your credit score is too low, you could be blacklisted from getting a job or loan. pretty serious stuff. or perhaps blocked from buying a plane ticket ora train blocked from buying a plane ticket or a train ticket. let's go back to kerry allen.
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let me bring her back up. i was a showing a little bit of some of what people who have numbers basically over their head, their credit score. talk us through a little bit about some of the serious impacts that, in fa ct, some of the serious impacts that, in fact, if you have a lower credit score, if you don't recycle correctly, how it might affect a person on a day—to—day level and what the chinese people are saying. you can affect people from getting into certain schools, certain job opportunities, travelling on planes, and because their huge populations... shanghai, the most populated city in the world, this means there's a lot of pressure on people. one of the things that i am seeing more and more is across the nation, this concept of being, civilize behaviours, and getting people now to try to get recognised little things in their behaviour.
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rubbish selection is one thing. paying your bills is another thing. there is... one city this weekend to —— this week, they have been targeting men invests because that is seen as uncivilized behaviour. people are being encouraged more and more to be as good as they possibly can. there's nervousness. there's also a certain amount of anger about this. the government is trying not to get people angry about this, that it is eight and opportunity to get good and creative. everybody cares about the environment so this is a good opportunity for people to look on the bright side, really. kerry allen, thank you very much. stay with us on outside source. still to come, british singer joss stone is deported from iran — the last country she had to visit as part of a 200—country world tour.
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bookmaker william hill is planning to close around 700 shops across the uk, putting about 4,500 jobs at risk. the company blamed the closures on the government's decision to reduce the maximum bet on fixed odds betting terminals. our business correspondent emma simpson reports. here is a borough with more than its fair share of bookies. there are 17 william hill shops with a croydon postcode. the success of fixed odds betting terminals is one big reason why this place has got so many. but 700 outlets across the uk are now set to disappear as new restrictions start to bite. the industry has argued that this would lead to redundancies and shop closures. the government was aware that the industry was arguing this, but they didn't consider those mitigating factors because they haven't talked to the workforce.
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fix odd betting terminals are computerised games at the touch of a button. they've been called the crack cocaine of gambling, where you can lose a fortune in a flash. there are more than 33,000 terminals in towns and cities across great britain. it's big business, generating £1.5 billion in sales last year. the government cracked down, limiting the maximum stake from £100 to £2 in april, but it made hundreds of william hill outlets loss—making overnight. i think william hill should have seen this coming. they have known about the announcement for 14 months, and i feel sorry for the people losing theirjobs, but this is collateral damage from the addiction and carnage that fixed—odd betting terminals caused on the high street. william hill says it is providing support to colleagues. the closures will likely begin by the end of the year. with betting rapidly shifting online, these terminals were keeping many shops going. the odds are that other bookmakers will follow suit.
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emma simpson, bbc news. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our top story... british commandos board a supertanker to seize a shipment of iranian oil bound for syria. iran calls it an act of piracy. let's ta ke let's take a look at some of the other stories from our bbc news room. independence day celebrations in california have been disturbed by a powerful earthquake. it had a magnitude of 6.4 and struck on the edge of death valley national park in central california. the quake was felt in los angeles, almost 200 kilometres to the south. an australian student who was detained in north korea has been released and has arrived in tokyo via beijing. alek sigley said he felt "great" after being released, but didn't give any reasons for his arrest. that's from bbc chinese.
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let's move the netherlands. netherlands' most notorious gangster has today been found guilty of ordering the murders of five people — described by prosecutors as criminal associates. willem holleeder has been a household name in the netherlands for all the wrong reasons for decades, starting back in the 1980s when he kidnapped beer tycoon freddy heineken. our correspondent in the hague, anna holligan, has been following the case for much of that time. and over, the years one thing that happened was the story inevitably got made into a film. let me play you a bit of one of her old reports, this is from six years ago, but it's good background into the story being told. a fictional adaptation of a real—life crime. willem holleeder is working as is one of the most powerful and influential figures in the dutch crime world. apparently makes the perfect terminal. he has this already around him of being almost untouchable. we are attracted
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by people that do things like that. one way or another, we think they are exciting. this is the abandoned warehouse where they imprisoned the beer magnet freddy heineken and his chauffeur. willem holleeder took the film, the to court to try and stop his actions from being adapted for the big screen. in the movie, there's a scene with a mock execution. they put a gun to the head of heineken and click but no bullet in it. he said that willie didn't happen. —— that really did not happen. these guys had to fear for their life in every day and night. whether the mock execution took place, yes or no, that doesn't really matter for your reputation. the hostages were arrested by police. —— the kidnappers were arrested. for some, it police. —— the kidnappers were arrested. forsome, it is police. —— the kidnappers were arrested. for some, it is safer on the inside than it is out here. anna holligan, bbc news, in amsterdam.
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here's another of anna's stories — this one is from last year. when he eventually went on trial for his later murders, willem holleeder‘s own sisters gave evidence against him — one even wore a wire to record him for evidence. afterwards, she went into hiding — telling anna, "i know he wants to kill me and i don't blame him for it. i really feel a judas. i betrayed him." here's the dutch journalist, harry lensink, on why the family spoke out. he is notorious for the extortion of freddy heineken, famous millionaire, and he was convicted after that annualfamily and he was convicted after that annual family got involved in the way that they were confronted with their brother's crime. but they kept close. they do not work together with the police for many decades, but then willem holleeder developed asa but then willem holleeder developed as a kind of psychopath and after he
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was released because of the extortion in 1993, he got involved with the top dogs of the dutch drug lords and they got into a fight about the money, and his family got involved also, and he started to become kind of a psychopath. and he started to threaten them after a while. they did not feel they had a choice and they had to talk to the police. let's move on now to this story, the european parliament. all this week on outside source, we've been looking at the new arrivals in the european commission and parliament as it begins another 5 year term. here's another story which starts in poland but ends up there, in brussels. this is pawel adamowicz — the former mayor of the polish city gdansk. in january, he was fatally stabbed on stage in front of hundreds of people. his attacker said it was revenge against a political party — the civic platform — mr adamowicz used to belong to. his death highlighted deep
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polarisation in the country. the financial times described him as a beacon of liberal values — who was vilified by some for supporting gay rights and migrants. his widow magdalena says his death was a hate crime. in may, she was elected to the european parliament. ros atkins has been speaking to her about why she entered politics. i never wanted to be a politician, but after the tragedy that happened to my family, to the cities to —— citizens of good tanks and polish people, i decided not to shout, being close in my home. —— the citizens of gdansk. i decided to use summing for future generations because i think hate speech, disinformation, fake news, it's very dangerous. so i started an
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international campaign. in this project started to develop and then icame to project started to develop and then i came to the idea, and he friends of mine and some strangers told me, 0k, of mine and some strangers told me, ok, yup to run for this seat in european parliament because from europe, democracy, your voice would be louder and maybe succeed to do some changes. and tell me about the changes that you hope to achieve, what you think can stop misinformation and stop hate speech. for me, the most important is education. if we educate people, children, teenagers, adults and even elderly generation how harmful it is, what it can cause, you know,
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then probably, they would be aware and they not use it so much. the education is first. then i would like to change the law. i will work in european parliament for civil liberties and so—called... i hope there to work on a new law which will tell what the hate speech is. i know that it is very difficult to invent a definition, because it's very wide and it's very narrow border between hate speech and between freedom of speech, but we have to know this
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balance. magdalena adamowicz. let's just play you something very quickly to finish. if you know the name joss stone, you'll know she's the british singer famous for her soulful voice and penchant for performing without any shoes on. here she is in action. # i ain't been sleeping... this is her performing on the andrew marr show back in 2014. now, the grammy award winner has hit the headlines after claiming she was deported from iran. this was part of what she's calling her "total world tour". this is her website, showing all the countries she's visited and played in over the last five years. it's not like your usual world tour. she's played in nearly 200 countries — that is all of the countries there are to visit! the united nations, in fact, only counts 193 countries but she's found a few more to play in, collaborating with local
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musicians along the way. right, let's take a look at this, some of the places she has visited. they are all taken from her instagram. here she is singing about a turtle and a snail in a hammock on the ivory coast. singing a song by a 15th century poet in a forest in tashkent, uzbekistan. in islamabad, pakistan with a pop, punjabi, bhangra and folk singer. earlier this week, she even posted this video of her in a vehicle making her way through yemen for gig number 199. she played in libya before that and was set to finish in iran. but the singer says she was detained when she arrived in kish island and deported the next day. kish is the only place in iran that foreigners can visit without needing a visa. but the country doesn't allow women to perform solo concerts. she posted on instagram this long statement about what happened, saying...
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and she went on to say... and just to finish, she also posted this short clip as well. well, we got detained and now we got deported. haven't quite got on the plane yet. so, nojoss stone in iran. thank you very much for watching outside source on bbc. hello there. we are stuck in a little bit of a weather no—man's land as we go through the next week or so, no real sign of high pressure or low pressure wanting to properly dominate, and that's the case as we go through into friday.
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thursday's area of high pressure start to push its way southwards and westwards a little bit, allowing low pressure in iceland to exert more of an influence, pushing the cloud a little bit further southwards. still bit of a north—south split on friday, rain across the highlands and the islands, a few splashes of rain in southern scotland and northern ireland, and northern england compared to what we've seen, but most staying dry, and further south blue skies will continue to dominate, even if there is a tiny bit more cloud here and there. temperatures could peak around 27 or 28 degrees, 82 fahrenheit, whereas further north, temperatures generally in and around the mid—teens, especially exposed to that north—west wind, which becomes more dominant as we go through into friday evening, pushing the cloud further south, could finish on quite a nice note across the north of scotland compared with what we've seen over the past few days, but the cloud being pushed further south is this weather front. now, this is the cold front, which will try to sweep away some of the heat that has built over the past few days over southern counties. lovely start here on saturday but here's our weather front, some rain across north wales, north midlands to begin with, on that, as it pushes toward southern counties, we could see a few showers or spots of rain, maybe even a first few spots of rain at wimbledon.
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still warm along southernmost counties, but temperatures dropping elsewhere, cool down these eastern coasts but the northern half of the uk should be brighter, western scotland and northern ireland actually feeling a little warmer than over the past few days. now, as we go into sunday, high pressure starts to build in once again from the west, so another go at the high pressure trying to dominate, but it's not strong enough to kill off the showers completely. the remnants of our weather front there in northern ireland and through towards the english channel, a few showers in that, maybe one or two cropping up elsewhere. after a bright start, the cloud builds, maybe the odd shower, but most places will be dry. still cool down some eastern coasts, temperatures in the high teens and low 20s to the south and the west. it looks like high pressure will be more dominant, though, as we go into monday, so less of a chance of a shower, but there is something creeping towards us later, as you can see. bright start, fresh start, with temperatures in single figures but like we saw earlier this week, the cloud builds up, spreads out, and the afternoon not quite as sunny as the morning. then later, maybe some rain getting very close to northern ireland and the western fringes of scotland. temperatures much like sunday's, 18 to 22 celsius at best,
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but with light winds, that should feel quite pleasant when you have got some strong sunshine overhead. now, high pressure doesn't really hold on in the north for too long as we go into tuesday, another area of low pressure trying to weakly push its way in, bringing increasing amounts of cloud after a bright start across scotland, northern ireland, greater chance of some rain at times, too. clouding over across western areas, the best of the sunshine to the south and east, where we could be back into the mid—20s again as we go through tuesday afternoon, mid—teens further north. there is a bit of uncertainty exactly where that area of rain is, is it a bit further north, a bit further south? and that is because again, no real dominance in weather patterns through the week. high pressure is there to begin with, low pressure trying to attack us from the atlantic, but we are really stuck in between them all, so with nothing really to cap the atmosphere, there is a chance of one of two showers, even heavy ones popping up through the week ahead, but a lot of dry weather still. and when the sun shines out, with winds largely light, it should still feel pleasantly warm. what we are likely to see, though, next week — as things warm up more substantially across the likes of spain and france — not to the levels
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we've seen recently, though — but with things warming up here, and then towards the end of the week into the weekend, high pressure to the east of us, low pressure to the west, we could start to tap into that. increasing signs, though, it mayjust be a glancing blow to the south and east. that low pressure in the west could dominate thereafter. bye— bye.
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this programme contains flash photography. tonight at ten: a special investigation into muslim children separated from their families in china. parents tell the bbc their children have disappeared and they don't know where they are.
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tonight — evidence of boarding schools, surrounded by barbed wire, housing children as young as two from a minority community. with thousands of adults in re—education camps, we reveal uncover a parallel campaign to remove children from their language, religion and roots. and the other main stories on tonight's programme... the bookmaker william hill plans to close 700 shops, putting 4,500 jobs at risk. made the best man win. is his campaign fizzing, as he claims? tory leadership contender jeremy hunt on why the race is "all to play for". how doctors are failing people like tim mason. in pain and sent home, he later died of sepsis. he was begging us to help him and the doctors and nurses. and andy murray triumphant in his men's doubles match

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