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>> bbc "world news america." this is. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation. newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good. kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the
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island with warm sunny days, cooling trade winds, and the crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at >> and now, bbc "world news america." katty: this is bbc "world news america." reporting from washington, i am katty kay. a visit to "the new york times" answering questions on everything from clinton to climate. widespread abuse of r unmarked.slims in the and kathleen turner using her voice to cope with the dark days of grief. : we have to laugh at life and ourselves. god help us if we don't.
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katty: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. we have a clearer picture of donald trump's priorities as president. mr. trump backed away from his campaign pledge to investigate the use of hillary clinton's rise it email server. in the transpacific ownership, it is still at the top of his list. jon sopel starts our coverage. is: this is the president like at the newspaper he hates above all others, attacking it on social media. "the new york times." a news conference they live
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tweeted. he confirmed they would be no prosecution of hillary clinton over the use of a private email server. it came this morning. >> the president-elect will not pursue investigations into hillary clinton for her use of a rivet email server and the clinton foundation. jon: confirmed by his team. thingssay things, that may happen, you put it behind you to unite the nation. jon: donald trump supporters chanted "lock her up." he called hillary clinton corrupt, dishonest, and a criminal. he promised to appoint a special prosecutor, this feisty exchange at a presidential debate. mrs. clinton: it is good settlement with the temperament of donald trump is not in charge of the law in our country. president-elect trump: because you would be in jail. >> secretary clinton -- of his supporters are
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complaining of broken promises. "t "the new york times other important statements. i think there is connectivity between humans and climate change, a significant point of view. on support from the far right come he said it is not a group i want to energize. if they are energized, i want to find out why. the alt right met close to the white house to celebrate donald trump's victory with nazi-style salutes. instead of heil hitler, this. >> heil trump. jon: one commitment is to pull out of the mega-asian trade deal announced in a youtube video. president-elect trump: i will issue a notification of intent to withdraw from the transpacific partnership, a potential disaster for our
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country. deal betweentrade 12 countries who are responsible for 40% of the global economy. it was designed to create a single market, similar to the european union, cutting tariffs while creating trade to boost growth. supporters say that tpp would create jobs, and raise living standards. critics like donald trump's a cheap imports will wreck local industries and cause american jobs to be transferred to the far east. president outgoing was giving metal of honor awards to some of the american public life. many of them vocal supporters of hillary clinton. the liberal elite who find themselves in the cold under a troll administration -- under a trump administration. katty: for more on the development i spoke with a contributor to time magazine.
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went to chew make of the meeting between president-elect donald trump and "the new york times?" >> it was interesting, the drama even getting there. he said he would not meet with this failing media institution which was unfair to him, then maybe, then he would at there was a negotiation. before he even got there. it shows that this president seems to be that he will have a very close relationship with the press, more close them barack obama or george w. bush. he only had 19 press conferences in his first term compared to his father's 99. his relationship is very much arrot, i will reward you for good coverage and withhold for bad coverage. that is not healthy for the press.
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a presshey live tweeted conference and he talks about tpp and climate change. how he has not made up his mind on the paris accord, one campaign said he would rip up the paris accord. >> he has backtracked. in his appointment people have of thepalled of some characters like michael flynn the new national security advisor. they are extreme, outside of the norm, and not establishment. would he is doing in policy is more to the left than most republican establishment, whether it is believing in climate change -- he has cracked the center in a surprising way. not investigating hillary clinton is another one. surprisingly, he said we are all good. let's move on. could that cause him
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problems if you does not move in the early days to pull america out of the paris accord and does not lock up hillary clinton? does he risk alienating his base? >> his entire presidency will be carefully calibrated. he balances the angry base of voters that got him into office with getting something done with the establishment. some rings he won't be able to do so he says, i can't move this. these are things in foreign policy terms that are impossible but everyone pledges to do them. there are things he can do. he has ripped up tpp and will probably rip up the negotiation with europe. it will always be a little appeasing the establishment and the base. katty: thank you for coming. congratulations on your congressional award today.
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wadedump waited in -- into a diplomatic controversy when he suggested nigel farage should be the british ambassador to washington. what was seen as interference in british affairs did not go down well. downing street pointed out there was no vacancy. >> places to go, people to talk too. diplomatic rules of good manners, the next president named him as the one he wants as britain's ambassador. nigel farage's reaction, "who me?" >> i wasn't expecting it for a moment. it shows he has ability. he is a businessman, not a politician. in the world of business you operate on trust. if you like and trust people, you want to work with them.
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reporter: could nigel farage's mile get any wider? he would further when he suggested the prime minister offer him a job by tweeting "many people would like to see nigel farage represent great britain as the ambassador to the united states. he would do a great job." boris johnson was invited to bury the idea. >> people bordering on racist views representing the country in discussions with the united states. >> i'm grateful to my honorable friends, and i think he catches the mood of the house. we already settled that question and we have an excellent ambassador in washington. pickter: david cameron's as ambassador is safe in his job, though not as comfortable. he has been criticized by some by not getting close to the trump team.
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a former ambassador came to his defense and rubbished the idea of an investor farage. thee need someone who is british man appointed by the british government, not trump's man. a division of loyalty will be impossible. last time i looked, nigel farage an opponent of theresa may. how awkward is this? very awkward, but we have to be polite, firm, and stick to our principles. reporter: it won't be the last diplomatic incident. ladiesnt-elect trump: and gentlemen, mr. nigel farage. reporter: where will nigel farage and up? his friends say he has the next britaint's ear and needs to be on donald trump's good side. >> need to question the priorities. if they are turning away someone who would have the most
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extraordinary access to the white house on the heart of the british government for the sake of party politics. reporter: nothing will persuade toresa may and her party give their old opponent a hand in his resume. >>'s nigel farage going to be the new man in washington? reporter: not a chance. she has enough meeting european leaders about life after brexit. she does not want to risk political opponents or four allies making her job harder. bbc news, westminster. katty: them my new shot of politics, let's think much bigger. a tour of the cosmos. guides do not get much better , an neil degrasse tyson american astrophysicist and a man that many turn to to answer burning questions about the universe. how do stars live and die, is
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there life outside of earth, and could anything live on mars? mr. tyson was a co-author who joins me from new york. thank you for joining me. why do you call this book "welcome to the universe. " are you hoping to solve all of our problems about the universe? niel: many books might welcome you to the universe for sure and that would make them a mile wide covering all topics. deep.o goes one mile if you want to say how did we anrn this is true, there is entire way to get access in the did to almost everything we to learn and figure out what we are saying is true.
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from the discovery of xo planets to einstein's theory of relativity. katty: you are working in a field moving at lightning speed. neil: you can say light speed. katty: i was going to avoid the pardon. pun.e what excites you the most about discoveries in the field of astrophysics? neil: what excites me is how much we know that we do not know . for example, dark matter is a mysterious source of extra gravity is the universe that we have no idea what is causing it. we call it dark matter, mysterious pressure in the vacuum of space that is making the universe accelerate in its expansion. it is more than 95% of all that drives the universe. everything we know and love, the periodic table of elements, forces of nature, they all occurred in 5% of what is the universe.
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we have profound areas of ignorance. that excites me. we are ripe for discovery. a scientist.ot i was hoping if he would tell me if we would find life on another planet in my lifetime. neil: i want some of that, too. no one does not love the aliens. be nice to learn if we are alone. if they are intelligent aliens with technology or civilization. even alien bacteria, some life , or withbased on dna no significantly overlapping pieces. that would say there was an entirely other genesis. that would transform biology. i include that. we are moving hand in hand to search for planets and to search for life. xohave more than 3000
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planets in the catalog orbiting other stars. you can create your inventory of planets that you might visit, if we could, or think hard about if it has life. we have plenty of candidates. katty: neil degrasse tyson, the book is "welcome to the universe." thank you for putting up with the traffic in new york city and the earpiece. neil: thank you, very much. katty: you are watching bbc "world news america." still to come, how this hollywood star gave voices to grief stricken women. kathleen turner on her latest role. two people died after experiencing problems during a thunderstorm emergency in the australian city of melbourne. hundreds more were affected. if it cars when wind coincides with extreme pollen counts. brenda was among the thousands rushed to hospital.
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one. were on the last my mom was worried we were going to run out. reporter: she drove him to emergency to avoid a long wait for an ambulance. >> it was considered a state of emergency and they would not be coming. reporter: the call for help was one of 2000 requests for an ambulance. calls weree new coming through every 4.5 seconds. >> a lot of people called that have never had asthma before. reporter: sir benton's hospital .n melbourne ran out other emergency departments were overflowing. two people died after experiencing respiratory problem. ambulance pictorial launched a review. the sudden asthma outbreak was caused by thunderstorm asthma. .t is rare
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the last major thunderstorm .sthma event was six years ago experts say that grass pollen is usually too big for the lungs, but strong wind and rain can absorb moisture and burst into tiny particles, causing breathing problems. >> not every time you get the combination of bad gas brough -- bad grass problems and thunderstorms do you get thunderstorm asthma. reporter: a search into the phenomenon and warning systems would cause the nerves of parents. melbourne. katty: the united nations has called for an investigation into alleged human rights uses in myanmar against affleck muslims who make up 40% of the population in the northern state .
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hundreds have crossed into bangladesh, which is home to half a million refugees. the bbc spoke to some who fled the fighting. our correspondent has the story. jonah: hundreds of rohingya muslims have made it to bangladesh. they bring horror stories of how it became a relentless assault on rohingya communities. >> the burmese army set many houses on fire. some men were shot and others were slaughtered. we are in deep pain and feel like jumping into the sea. >> they set our houses and mosque on fire. my 2 sons are missing. they're killing people. where are we supposed to live. will notese rohingya be missed. though many have been in burma for generations, many see them
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as illegal immigrants who belong in bangladesh. army does not want us to see what it is up to in northern rakhine state. they're keeping journalists and international aid workers out. that has not stopped accounts from emerging every day of abuses being committed against rohingya civilians. we took a look at what happened in and around a rohingya community. speaking to rohingya and using video they filmed. in theeople are living open after they fled soldiers who enter their village on november 12 looking for armed militants. "with a helicopter overhead, they killed men, women, and children. no one can tell us how many died. when they felt safe enough to return they found those who had fallen.
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a day later, these charred remains were discovered. we simply do not know how they died. the official version of events is that soldiers shot 25 rohingya attackers who approached the waving sticks and knives. they have analyze satellite the weeks that follow 265 houses were destroyed. the government says the rohingya are setting fire to their own home. so different from one year ago when hopes were high snd nobel peace prize winner had just won a stork election here the power comes not from
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principles but partnership with the army, much to the disappointment of human rights campaigners she is not investigating abuses. >> my worry is the same as your worry and the rest of the world, that we might be seeing something more horrendous than we anticipated. unless we have a credible investigation, we will not know that. jonah: awful things are taking place in northern rakhine state. whether it is a crudely manage insurgency or some say ethnic cleansing, the continued suffering of the rohingya is beyond question. jonah fisher, bbc news, myanmar. katty: the allegations are a stain on a country that has been lauded for the progress it has made in the last year. is onea partner or child of the most devastating events many of us will ask areas. and it happened to an author she
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wrote about it. "the year of magical thinking" explores grief and stars kathleen turner. jane o'brien met her. >> life changes so fast. it changes in an instant. life as you know it ends. thinking"of magical is a play based on the book that was written about the death of her husband and the shocking unpreparedness you instinctively try to protect your self. to shield your self from pain or grief. away his shoes. jane: why did you do it? kathleen: last spring my mother passed away at 92. we were very close.
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again, the absence. the automatic "i have to tell her this," and realizing you can't. or it is sunday and you reach for the phone because you always call on sunday, and you can't. that progress, how do you deal with it? this is the journey vivian took. she wrote "the year of magical thinking" because she could not find anything about how to go through this process of grief. taskelt is was her to help others. i am a writer. after that i did not write anything for a long time. jane: in the western world we run away from death or emotions we cannot handle. kathleen: certainly in the united states we push it away. that is the wrong way to go about it.
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it does not lessen the impact. it increases it. ine: there's a lot of humor the play, which is surprising. kathleen: only if i do it. i cannot help it. i cannot do anything without finding the humor. jane: even death and grief? kathleen: yes. there is irony, the juxtaposition that is surprising. humor, because it is out of your control. jane: is that part of the lesson you hope to impart? that it can be funny? kathleen: we have to laugh at life and ourselves. god help us if we don't. anty: kathleen turner, what actress and a voice. lovely to listen to her. you can find out more on today's news on our website.
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i am on twitter @kattykaybbc. thank you for watching, we will see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation. newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good. kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: from conflicts of interest to climate change, president-elect trump goes on the record with "the new york times." we talk with trump's senior advisor, kellyanne conway. and, we meet the man challenging nancy pelosi for leadership of the democratic party in the u.s. house of representatives. then, how the mother of a dead isis fighter battles to end radicalization in europe. >> maybe that anger, i'm using it as a strength. to hit back at them and say, "no, you are not taking any more of our children." >> woodruff: all that and more, on tonight's pbs newshour.


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