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>> do not make mistakes over climate change forecasts began. the u.n. climate change panel is set to make fundamental reforms. trying to limit the damage to the team from pakistan. >> if these allegations are true, it is a big blow. >> drilling work is to begin on an escape tunnel for the trapped miners in chile. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcasting to our viewers in america on pbs and elsewhere around the world. in iraq, some people face the battle of their lives. and the environmentally friendly sheep.
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>> before you go out and buy yourself one of these sheep, remember one problem. they are very difficult to catch. a review of the united nations panel on climate change says it needs to fundamentally reform complex scientific sentiments and avoid mistakes. there was a controversial handling of a landmark study on global warming in 2007, and it called into question the chief. >> the weather on the increase? that is what they were set up to answer. it has been massively influential. it has been under review. there were several reasons why the top scientists launched
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their review. first, the supposedly authority it would climb all -- climate debate was muffled. then they were called into question. critics also accuse the panel of not being open enough, not making up for people who were skeptical. today, the u.n. top science authority praised the panel for its work. it regretted the mistakes. >> trust is something you earn every year. you never build up trust. there is no question that the trust was somewhat dented by all of these controversies. we think that what we have recommended will help. >> the climate panel should continue, the top scientists say, but the panel should be more open. they should explain uncertainties better. today's report will be widely
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welcomed. >> the issues now raised by climate change, we need something more than simply the ipcc. different actors and organizations playing a much bigger part. >> some climate skeptics say this undermines the whole case of man-made global warming, but that is not what today's report says. >> scientists have confirmed that climate change is real, and more scientific information we have, the better we can design our actions. it >> after today's report, he is likely to resign soon. one man today's report, is likely to resign soon. bbc news. >> the u.s. has imposed a series of new sanctions against north korea for those linked to support.
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the move is linked to the south and of a south korean warship in march, which killed more than 40 south korean soldiers -- the move is linked to the sinking of a south korean warship. an 86-year-old man set himself on fire. people were evacuated from the building north of moscow. jacob zuma has instructed his ministers to return to the bargaining table. schools of enclosed, and hospitals have been relying on things to keep them opening. the president of the ruling body of world cricket says they will take action if any player is found guilty of cheating. this allegedly involved members
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of the pakistani team, which are touring london. the damage could be immense. we have this report. >> anywhere can be a cricket pitch in pakistan, any park. any stain on the team is a stain on the nation, so plenty of talk on the street today about the match fixing allegations. the country is already reeling from the flood and the taliban, and this is another blow. cricket has always been something for people to cling to. it gives them a sense of national identity and pride, but the feeling here today is one of collective shame. they say they are angry, and they feel betrayed. >> they betrayed the country.
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they should get the maximum sentence. i think a maximum 14 years, 25 years. >> but we felt others calling for far more than jail time. -- we found others. >> they should be shot. they are worthless. they are a shame on the country. >> some say the players were victims of entrapment, but no one said they were innocent. if the allegations are proven, one says it is probably the biggest blow to pakistani cricket, and there has to be a punishment to match. >> we do not know yet if they are true, but there should be punishment so future generations will know that crime does not pay. >> you have to go back several
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years for the last time pakistan won in england. the country's sports minister has promised a light band for any players found guilty in this latest scandal -- has promised a life ban. >> cricket is far from many people's minds as the need agencies in pakistan -- as the aid agencies in pakistan are working. local people are complaining that we construction has barely begun. we have this report -- we construction -- reconstruction has barely begun. >> i give you an s.o.s. >> the floods hit his town. now, one month on, we have gone
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back to see him. nearly 20 feet of water came through here. the worm is still full of mud -- the room is still full of mud. >> we need everything. >> so people like him are angry, wanting more. >> we lost our infrastructure. the bureaucracy. >> not doing enough? >> no, not doing enough. >> when the floodwaters came through this community one month ago, local people said it rose about 1 foot every five minutes. you can see all around me the enormous amount of damage that was done. now, people get water provided by the army, and they have food
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cooked by private charities, but price " -- precious little else has happened. a crowd follows the local administrator. he starts to appear through a cloud of smoke. everywhere you look, people are still trying to clean up the mess, but the crossroads people are frustrated. why is it of taking so long? he says he understands what everyone is so upset. >> the government is working and doing its job. >> what do you need here in terms of increasing your rehabilitation? >> we definitely need more machinery. >> for now, local residents to use whatever is at hand to move things around -- local residents use whatever is at hand.
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they say it will take years to complete, and people will have to be patient. bbc news. >> warthogs stories for you this hour. -- more stories for you this hour. seven american soldiers were killed. this brings the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan over the past three days to 14. and the mexican police force has sacked several officers, many, 10% of its force, as part of a wide-ranging effort to combat corruption. the officers had either failed to do their job properly or had links to organized crime. an armored train carriage was seen going back into north korea.
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engineers in chile are beginning to drill the 700 meter long shaft to help rescue the trapped miners. james reynolds is there. >> almost half a mile under this hill of rock, 33 men wait for their rescue. engineers are still waiting for one last drill peace before they can start drilling a main rescue shaft down to reach the men -- waiting for one last wdrill piece. the government is looking into drilling other backup tunnels, as well. this means cutting a hole about 26 inches wide, roughly the size of a bicycle wheel, more than
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2,300 feet through rock. engineers hope to drill at 66 feet per day, the rate. families of the trapped men wait for news. on sunday afternoon, relatives were able to talk to the minors on the phone for the first time since they were found over one week ago -- were able to talk to the trapped miners. one woman is a widow, and her son is the center of her life. it was a very short conversation, she tells me. we said that we were out here waiting for him and that he should be calm. they say they are doing better now that they have spoken to
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their families and are eaten properly, but you can still see how hot is 700 meters under earth. they will send kits to them to keep them from falling ill. they still need outside help in order to get through this, so on tuesday, four specialists from nasa will arrive, a nutritionist, a doctor, a psychologist, and an engineer. they will help to advise the chilean government on those trying to survive. bbc news, chile. >> you are watching "bbc world news." he is a french climber, and his nickname is "spiderman." he was arrested by the police when he reached the top.
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he had no ropes or any other safety equipment. he has climbed the top places in kuala lumpur in new york. -- and new york. >> he calls himself the real spiderman. this is no movie. no special effects are needed here. he takes to be 100-meter-high building without taking equipment, just as barehands and a bag of powder for his -- just his bare hands and a bag of power for his palms. >> he is climbing without any rove's or any safety gear. >> but not everyone is so impressed. he scales the building in less than half an hour.
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the party at the top include police. a number of different resources today. it has been a tremendous impact on the people of sydney. we will be prosecuting him to the fullest extent of the law. >> this is not the first time he has been arrested in sydney. he scaled the royal bank of scotland building, and that is not all. he climbed as some 70 skyscrapers around the world, including one in kuala lumpur and the empire state building in new york. despite numerous arrests and fines, there seems to be no stopping the frenchman. he is doing this to raise awareness about climate change. bbc news. >> this is "bbc world news," and these are the headlines. the climate change panel has
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recommended changes. cricketers are continuing their tour despite an alleged scam. and thousands of people on the island of sumatra are staying in an emergency shelter as a volcano continues to erupt. ash and smoke has been happening since sunday. it is the first time in four -- in 400 years this volcano has erupted. >> dark clouds of smoke and ash. for hundreds of years, this volcano has been quiet, but on sunday, erupted for the first time in 400 years. it erupted for a second time on monday, sending more smoke and ash into the air. authorities are now monitoring the volcanic activity very closely. because it has been dormant for so long, they do not understand
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its eruption pattern, and they have no idea what it will do. the volcano has already affected some local flight paths. >> the volcanic ash has reached another area. this ash could be a threat. >> but right now, the media concern is caring for the villagers who had been evacuate. the red cross says 18,000 people have been moved from a 6 kilometer radius of the volcano. the most immediate risk is that they will inhale fumes from the volcano. masks have been handed out to protect them. many are frightened and shocked by the events of the past few days. >> i cannot do anything. we will go back to our house when the situation is safe, but if it is not safe enough, we will stay. >> authorities are providing all of the provisions they can to
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look after them. jakarta., a jakar >> tomorrow, president obama will be televised address from the oval office concerning the removal of troops from iraq. the last brigade is from washington state. our bbc reporter has been to that ford to meet some of the families there. -- haute has been to that fort -- has been to that fort. >> they have made it home. there is a long wait for these families. an emotional reunion, many of them found it hard to describe. >> it has been a long year, a very long year. >> i do not have to worry about
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him anymore. i just know he is coming home every night. >> these troops have managed to leave the iraqi battlefield behind them for now, but their experiences are far from over. over the past seven years, the american military has struggled with the strain from the transition. the first signs of mental strain are not always clear, which has led to an alarming increase in the number of suicides in the military. >> it is hard to recognize those signs. they are there, but how much? you do not always know what is going on in your mind, and that is the scary thing. >> he noticed something was wrong after his son returned
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from iraq in 2006. >> coming in the house, i did not see him, so i went upstairs. he was laying on the bed, and he had shot himself in the chest, and he was still alive. the only thing he could say was, "i am sorry, dad. i do not mean to hurt anybody. i tried to get help." >> minutes later, he died. while serving in iraq, there were horrific injuries he treated as an army nurse. today, it him watching the troops return home is still a struggle -- today, him watching. >> it is hard. i just wish my son was marching re.thei
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the only thing i can say is i am glad they came home. these troops serve to the army and their country. they deserve to be served. >> bbc news, fort lewis. >> you can find more on bbc. the invention of artificial cow -- fighting the sleeping sickness and disease in africa. a reporter has been to see them in uganda. >> they are treating people with sleeping sickness. it is a disease that affects only africa, but it kills tens of thousands of people every year. >> if the patient does not get
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treatment, it is 100% that they normally die. >> the artificial cow. they do not look like cows. flies spread the disease by biting people and capital. these smell like cows, so they trap and kill emperor -- so they trap and kill them. >> the discovery of dna, it genetic imprinting -- dna, genetic imprinting. >> sleeping sickness kills 3 million head of cattle every year. >> the african continent. it is one of the greatest constraints. people and also land use. it is very important.
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>> it is hoped that with the right treatment, and inventions like the artificial cow, it can be eradicated. >> to know that actually are not alone in the fight, and it helps appreciate the fact that there are a lot of other people working to ensure that the insects are eradicate it. -- eradicated. >> the artificial cow is giving hope to millions in africa. >> expensive to keep big areas of land from becoming over rome, -- overgrown, and in france, they have a novel way of dealing
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with it. >> the sheep, i originally from scotland, now employed in the deepest of france -- the sheep, largely from scotland -- our originally from scotlandthe originally from scotlan. -- scotland. they go anywhere, he says, it into the most difficult of terrain, and the east -- he says, into the most difficult of terrain. not very good for wall or mountainfor w -- not very good for wool or mautton.
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european farmers gave up on them. this is the feel they are in today. this is the field the sheep cleared one month ago. these sheep have found themselves a new function, a niche market. they are booked up until the end of the year, but before you go out and buy yourself one of these sheep, remember that little problem. they are very difficult to catch. bbc news, lyon. >> our main news again here on the bbc. he u.n. climate change paddlnel says they need stronger leadership, but they say their work has been a success. critics began highlighting
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