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i'm geeta guru-murthy with bbc world news. our top stories. suspected islamist militants kill 48 people in aiken y kenya resort. pictures emerge of killings of people. a robot takes a job as a security guard to prove he is as good as we are. michael has left the
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hospital. hello. at least 48 have been killed in kendra during attacks by gunmen on a coastal town near lamu. the attack began shortly after evening prayers and lasted several hours. the gunmen thought to be from al shabaab group, sat fire to several hotels where people gathered to watch the world cup football. they also targeted a police station and bank. this comes days after the uk government closed here because of security concerns. officials are searching the building. they don't if the number of casualties will rise. >> we managed to collect. we go to our local moritari.
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some bodies are still in the streets. we are unable to identify the number of the casualties. >> let's go to nairobi and speak to dennis. pictures are dreadful coming out of the area aren't they? >> the graphic pictures that we can't show viewers. military trucks are collecting bodies on the streets. the buildings set a blaze, police station as well. there's so much happening, so many activities happening now. rescue teams are there trying to assess the situation and counting the number of houses that were burned, vehicles burned, people that have disappeared. hotline numbers have been issued out for those that have lost family members to make their reports. when the attack happened, so
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many people escaped and went to the bushes and forest to hide. many that are still unaccounted for as we speak. the gunmen is yet to issue a press briefing on the situation and the gunman. they think it's al shabaab. there's another theory. could this be an issue of a gang that attack the people there and set a blaze buildings because of dispute. this is not a tourist destination. lamu is. the motive of this attack is being investigated at the moment. >> when you say a gang, what would be the motive there? do we have details? >> there's groups in the coastal part of kenya which have tried to reseed from the country.sile.
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the people who leave and walk. mpeketoni is not a tourist attraction. it's basically farmer who is live there and do commercial farming. the hotels only attract locals. this one particular one there fighting for land and resource there is. they're looking at issue could that be the same group coming out now to reclaim their land. the nature of these attacks and scale of it is questioned. al shabaab is not normally known to spare women and children when they carry out attacks. in this case, 47 of those killed were men. only one woman. red cross say all were men. houses that were attacked, people were told to come out of their houses before therm torched. this is not the style of attack. there were between 30 and 40
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gunmen. al shabaab are not likely to come in large numbers into the country. the motives are questioned. al shabaab have not claimed responsibility neither denied it. >> keep us updated. thanks very much. now the u.s. state department says the latest graphic images from iraq show a blood loss from the group of isis. pictures appear to show isis fighters executing hundreds of iraqi soldiers. the group is in control of vast areas of the country including mosul, tikrit and fallujah. the northern city of tal afar has also been taken. the borders of iraq and syria, the civil war has allowed the isis movement to gain momentum. as the group spreads across iraq
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it's causing concerns in neighboring iran with the latest talks of teheran and washington. >> in a country not short on atrocities, this is probable the worst since hussein fell in 2003. this shows iraqi soldiers being taken off to execution. the iraqi army thinks the pictures are genuine. they haven't been verified independently. the fighting doesn't stop n. central baghdad, a man wearing a suicide vest quite possibly with isis walked through the city and blew himself up. eight died and many were injured. when we got there it was eerie silent. >> until a few hours ago this was a baghdad sides street full of stores selling things.
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now you can see there's just the remains of dead bodies still down by my feet here and the gutters are still red with blood. but this sort of thing happens almost everyday somewhere in iraq. scarcely it's noticed by the outside world. >> how did all this start? many people in the west blame the invasion of iraq in 2003 by the blair bush alliance. sunnis say because the iraqi government has been rerentlessly shiite in recent years and excluded him. tony blair himself is unrepent ent. >> what we estimated about the region is once you remove the dictatorship, out come this is tribal, ethnic and religious
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tension. the war in 2003 got rid of the dictator that held the different religious and ethnic groups together. without saddam, terrorism had free rain if in iraq, syria and across the region. now the american and british troops have gone. the iraqi government has to face an extremist sunni uprising on its on. >> if in syria and iraq there's a sunni extremist entity with isis in charge that carves out a place for itself it will be the great irony of the modern era. president bush said he wanted to go to iraq and fight terrorism. there were no terrorists. there are now. >> security in the streets is intense. the iraqi army received good training and good equipment from the u.s. and britain. the events of the past week have shown the iraqi government still
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seems to need help. this country has been horribly damaged over the years. the overthrow of saddam, dangerous though he was, did remove the one brutal force that used to hold iraq together. john simpson, bbc, baghdad. >> let's go now speak to rami. can you update us on who's in control and what's the sense of travel in the next few days? >> reporter: well the latest we've been hearing in the northern parts of iraq is coming from west area of mosul. this is one of the few places the iraqi army did not abandoned. iraqi soldiers did not flee as they advanced last week.
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we have been hearing now latter has fallen to militants. rumors that places that have fallen and haven't fallen are important within the psychological war fair operation that both sides are conducting against each other. when people inside hear it's fallen, they're more likely to fallen. even soldiers are likely to flee. the opposite holds true as well. it's difficult to know once you start hearing initial rumors and claims of a place having fallen whether it's true or not. the iraqi army remains there after the militant advance. it's the scene of heavy clashes today and possibly also starting from yesterday. >> obviously things are changing in the north. is there a sense that baghdad is now relatively safer and won't fall? what about the general feelings on the future of iraq whether it can hold together?
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>> well, the events of the past few days have been very significant in iraq. many fault lines have changed. many internal boundaries have shifted after the advance on the iraqi army position which were vacated. it's influx now and hard to see where it's going. that's not in a comfortable position. we don't expect baghdad to fall to militants like mosul did because of demographic makeup october. it's more likely -- the people are more likely to resist any advance by the militant even if the army doesn't. still it's not comfortable position at all. they've advanced months ago in western iraq. now mosul in the north. they're basically trying to encircle from all sides. what this leads to it's difficult to say. there's strategic depths in the
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south predominantly shiite. things are moving fast across the country. >> many thanks. some news coming into us in the last few moments. we learned the former motor racing world champion michael shoe maker is no longer in the hospital. he's been in there since a skiing accident in december last year. our correspondent in paris for us. we heard there was some improvement. what information do you have. we're waiting to go -- we have just heard a statement from ferrari saying that my reaction is one of overwhelming joy. this is from the head of ferrari. there's not one day we haven't thought of michael following his progress and remembered him. we can now go to christine
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phrase area in paris. give us details of how he is. so many followed his progress and were upset to hear what happened. >> yes, a number of reports in the past week about his condition and whether he would fully recover and whether he would be moved from the intensive care unit. a lot of speculation because the family isn't saying anything neither are the doctors treating him. we had a statement from the manager speaking on behalf of the family. putting on record the family's thanks for everyone involved including those first aid first on the scene at the accident in january. they're saying he is out of i a coma. we have to be careful because they don't give further details. out of a coma suggests he has some cognitive awareness. whether or not he can move physically or breathe without a
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respirator, we assume is the case. we don't know. he's in a position to be moved from intensive care, to another institution, possibly to his home. they didn't give details on that. we know from previous statements that since january they've been slowly bringing him out after that co massachusetts that's not a straight forward process. drugs that put him in the coma to give him time to recover, it takes time to wean patients off that. you have to swap drugs, change levels from time to time. that process has been going on some time. they've been playing music to him, squeezing hands, trying pain reactions and senses. there's been a lot of work that's gone into this. we just don't know. it's impossible really to speculate on what his condition is likely to be going forward and whether he would make a full recovery. >> christian, we have to leave it there in paris. thanks very much indeed.
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the business in ukraine. >> the latest developments in fact breaking news indeed. let me explain this. ukraine has said that russia has cut off all gas supplies to kiev. certainly a major escalation between ukraine and russia. i'm quoting here from the ukrainian energy minister who says gas supplies from ukraine have been reduced to zero. that's an ongoing dispute. earlier we heard from russia's state energy giant saying that now from today because they didn't reach talks last night, didn't reach a deadline earlier today, russia told ukraine if it wants gas it has to be pay as you go situation. russia and moscow saying ukraine owes us $4.5 billion in back payments for gas that has been
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used. ukraine hasn't come up with that. that settlement is now in a court in stockholm. we're going to see the outcome of that. as it stands right now, ukraine says russia has cut off all gas supplies to kiev. there's a worry amongst the eu warning europe that europe's gas supplies of considerable chunk come past ukraine could be disrupted if ukraine was to syphon off some of the gas. we're going to keep the latest developments. we've been here before haven't we? 2007. okay. another story we're touching on. women are gaining increasing power in an industry traditionally dominated by men. what am i talking about? about cars and driving. according to the latest numbers, for the first time ever in the united states there are more
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female driver's license holders than males. in the uk, they're set to poll the trend by 2016. it's alsoest mi estimated when comes to car purchases, women are 80% behind the buying decision. we'll look at the impact on the auto maker industry. we'll have more on that coming up on "gmt" in over an hour's time. follow me on twitter, tweet me. get me @bbcaaron. >> he doesn't look happy. >> he doesn't. >> aaron, thank you. stay with us on bbc world news. much more to come. instead of aaron, how would you like a robot? he's got a job as a security guard. could he present business in the next hour? wait and see. nrz we build it in classrooms and exhibit halls, mentoring tomorrow's innovators. we build it raising roofs,
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. this is bbc world news. i'm geeta guru-murthy. the latest headlines. at least 48 are killed in kenyan resort. michael schumacher has come out of a coma and left the hospital. a forced marriage is a criminal offense in whales today. a new law protects uk nationals at risk of being forced to marry a broad. 8,000 young men and women are coerced into marriages each year. organizers face seven years in prison. the founder of freedom charity joining us now. do you think this change is going to make enough of a difference? >> it's a start. it's a historic day for the forced marriages that is now a
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criminal offense. it's a deterrence. people forced into marriage know they could go to prison up to seven years. forced marriage is now a crime. >> who is behind the forced marriages predominantly in the uk? >> it cross so many borders. it can be people from turkey, southeast asia, traveling community, south africa. if we had a map of the world, we would have 78 pins to show where forced marriages occur. there's a lot of countries involved in this. >> given the fact that young people are pretty empowered, how is this still happening? >> they may be empowered in many way as, but when it comes to being back home, they're living double lives. parents take their freedoms and prevent them from a full education. we hear constant cases of young people's educations stop early where they're forced into marriage.
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one of the ways parents control it is through education. >> a lot of communities for example -- i know i filmed years ago -- there's a lot of allegations members of the community cover it up. they don't tell the police even though they know it's happening with a relative, neighbor or friend. >> they may not tell the police. but now the school friends that know that person are reporting to freedom charity. >> are police coming in? in the past there were worries about coming in. is that changing? >> it is changing. front line officers have the contact of what to do. if they do nothing at all it can lead to domestic violence, rape and in some cases murder in the uk. >> what evidence is there though that actually making it a crime
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won't force even more underground? that people will be afraid to tell others. if it was my friend and they were worried act my father and they were going to jail, we might be less likely to go to police? >> we disagree. all people we're talking to. all the victims that survived forced marriage said they would welcome this. it would have made them come forward. when people come forward in the past, often times police turn them away. it does happen. there's a law there to protect them. they're calling on professional help. they know they're going to get the help and support. we produced a film today. we have hundreds of thousands supporting them. it's so important that young people themselves are taking a stand. >> let's hope change comes soon rather than later. thanks very much. robots may be doing our jobs soon.
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that's not a science fiction fantasy but a realistic prospect after a security guard is replaced. the scientists named the security guard bob. we gent john mcgwire -- we sent john mcgwire to meet him. >> meet bob in the offices of g 4s the security company. he's autonomous making his own decisions. to following this floor plan, the robot enters a room, films it, does a 3d scan using similar technology by the way to some home computer game consoles. he maps the room and remembers what he sees. if he spot something different from last time, item in the wrong place, he can report it. is this the security guard of the future?
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>> bob is not about replacing security officers. they're able to make quick decision about changes in the environment. bobby is a complimentary activity doing guarding overnight and during the day, picking up on low level activities guards don't need to be involved in. >> the trial is to see how he works with people moving and working around him. >> one of the fascinating things about bob is he's programmed. if he gets stuck in a corner or something is in his way, he'll ask for help. all you've got to do is move him out of the way. >> thank you. i will be on my way. >> polite too isn't he? see you bob. >> when the battery runs down, he docks himself and recharges.
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. i'm geeta guru-murthy with bbc world news. our top stories. gunmen kill at least 48 people in a kenyan resort. pictures emerge showing isis insurgents killing iraqi soldiers. >> racing legend michael schumacher has come out of a coma and left the hospital. heavy flooding causes problems in one world cup city, but football goes on.
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hello. at least 48 people have been killed in kenya during attacks by gunmen in a coastal town near mpeketoni. it happened shortly after evening prayers and lasted several hours. supposedly al shabaab set fire to hotels where several gathered to watch world cup football. they also targeted a police station and bank. this comes days after the consulate was closed . the number of casualties may
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rise. >> there are more bodies lying. some are still on the streets. we are not able to identify now. a little number of casualties. there are other hotels. >> some of the images coming out of the area are described as looking like a war zone. i asked how devastating the attacks have been. >> a graphic picture we're receiving in nairobi that we can't show viewers. military trucks are collecting bodies on the street, the buildings set a blaze and police station as well. so many activities happening now. rescue teams are there trying to assess the situation and counting the number of how huse that were burned, vehicles
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burned, people disappeared. there are hotline numbers issued for family members to make reports. when the attack happened, so many escaped and went to the forest to hide. many are still unaccounted for as we speak. the government is yet to issue press briefings on the situation and what the gunmen. the gunmen say it is al shabaab. there's a theory it's playing out as we speak. another theory is could this be an issue of a gang that attacked people there and set a blaze buildings out of land dispute. mpeketoni is not a tourist location. lamu is. the motive is being investigated at moment. >> when you say gang, what would be the motive the motives there?
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>> there's groups that tried to in the country several years. groups went silent. people who live and work there -- mpeketoni is not a tourist attraction place. it's basically farmers who live there and do commercial farming. they just do local businesses. the hotels only attract locals. one particular tribe that is there over the years has been fighting for land and sources there. they're looking at issue of could this be the same group coming out now to reclaim their land. the nature of these attacks and skill of it is questioned. al shabaab is not normally known to spare women and children when carrying out attacks. in this case, 47 were men and one woman. all of them were men, says red cross. people were told to come out of
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their houses before they were torched. this is not al a sabam shabaab attack. the motive is questioned. al shabaab has not claimed responsibility neither have they denied it. the u.s. state department says the latest graphic images from iraq show a horrifying blood loss from the al qaeda group isis. it appears to show isis fighters executing soldiers. the group is in control of vast areas of the country including mosul, fallujah and tikrit. the group wants to create an islamic straight to straddle the
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borders of syria and iraq. the isis movement has gained momentum. as it spreads across iraq, it's raises concerns in iran causing talks between teheran and washington. nick reports. >> in baghdad more iraqis seem eager to join the fight against the insurgency that have rocked the government and beyond. news from the front line may be mixed now. the government says it's regained initiative. there are reports of insurgent gangs. in baghdad and other capitals, they're still scrambling to respond to this new challenge. this new iraq crisis has reignited the debate over the legacy of this. the u.s. led invasion of 2003. the latest intervention by the former prime minister tony blair
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who insisted the attack wasn't a mistake which stirred things further. these images are said to be soldiers led away for execution. the images are called horrify g horrifying. this aircraft carer is deployed to the gulf as president obama considering air attacks. >> so many situations a rise in the world that we can't predict. in this situation today if in iraq with what we've seen in recent day, are we looking at british military intervention? no, we're not. i can't be clearer than that. the iranian president hassan rouhani is a key player in this. could this bring together washington and teheran for direct talks?
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americans have said yes maybe. the iranian official has rejected the idea. baghdad's latest recruits prepare to move out. however the struggle unfolds on the ground. the latest diplomatic moves are a reminder of potential international fallout from events that could tear iraq apart. nick childs, bbc world news. >> is there a sense maybe the west backed the wrong government in the syrian question in terms of allowing the sunnis to take over. crisis has grown in power and now restabilizing iraq. >> they're given diplomatic and small support to what started out as the main stream movement but eclipsed by the movement closer to al qaeda thinking.
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i think the dilemma now for the u.s. is deciding whether or not to lend air support to the maliki government. this is a huge turning point potentially. when the history comes to be written, this could be the defining week. why? because if air strikes go ahead, this means the west in the form of the u.s., is entering this very complicated conflict on one side. we're not talking about providing night vision goggles and first aid kits to rebels in syria. this would be people dying because of u.s. missiles. >> and occurring again on the west which nobody wants. >> there are about 2,000 -- they are estimated -- around 2,000 europeans who have gone to syria to join isis. the boarder rapidly ceasing to become a border.
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they blow easily across the syria border. they'll be coming under pressure if air strikes go ahead. they'll go under pressure from commanders to go back to the west and carry out attacks. >> where would the u.s. strike and what would it achieve? >> the considerations of the national security council and planners will be looking at is if they intervene, is it worth it? is it going to make a significant amount of difference to make it worth while taking all the flak they're going to get. in the middle east this will be u.s. taking side of shiite government instead of sunni militants. >> it puts u.s. on the side of iran. they have been long criticized -- >> rightly so. >> it is complicated. does the u.s. not have rleverag?
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>> guess where headquarters of u.s. air military operations are? in cue tar. if they're going to have an air campaign, they want to control it from the air bass in cut tar. they're trying to raise the rebel army to fight in syria. it's been a failure. there's a certain prince who was supposed to be in charge, promised certain things, and he didn't deliver. the support for the rebels in syria has been in disarray. that's one of the reasons isis has grown up and been so powerful and successful. it's getting money from private donors and also from extortion, raids and taxes. it doesn't need the support. it's already got that. >> i've got more questions, but sadly we're out of time. thanks. to china.
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a court has sentenced three to death for their roles in last october's attack at tiananmen square. two were killed, 40 injured when a car plowed into a crowd at the northern edge of the square. we report now from beijing. >> lined up in a chinese court. the eight convicted. the trial lasted one day. pictures released by state tv. relatives watched as three were given death sentence temperaturths. it's clear they organized the crash last october in the heart of beijing. they bought a car and knives, recruited attackers and this. the vehicle circled, turns onto the pavement, knocks down and killed two. swerves through the crowd. three weegers burned to death
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when the vehicle ignited. the man, his wife and mother-in-law and their method unsophisticated. it seems the location was key. a strike even if crude at the symbolic center of the chinese state, the attack by weegers. sense then there have been more. in march 29 were killed when a group armed with knives went on a rampage. in may, 39 died when a car plowed into the western section. they make up less than half the population. many resent the huge influx of chinese workers and settlers into their lands. few chinese rule.
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there have been hundreds of deaths. china claims it's instigated from outside the country. prosecutors said this group watched radicals before the attack. death sen tens may not setem th rising tide of violence. breaking news we've been bringing you. the former riding champion is no longer in a coma. schumacher has been in the hospital since suffering severe head injuries in a ski accident in december. you have been following the developments since the accident. he's been moved from one hospital to another. you were there at the time. remind us what happened. so it's six months since michael's accident. he fell and hit his head on a
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rock while out skiing with his son and other friends and family. he needed two operations on his brain to reduce the swelling. doctors put him in a medically induced coma to try to reduce that swelling and aid in his recovery. we didn't hear much in a while. in april we heard doctors were trying to bring him out of that medically induced coma and he was having moments of consciousness. we know for sure he's no longer in a coma. what we don't know at this stage, how mobile he is. we don't know whether he's talking, the full extent of his injuries. clearly this is a crucial step in his recovery. his family says they want the next phase of his rehabilitation to take place in private out of the public eye. >> there's been little reaction to the news. >> yes. first the statement from michael's family. his family thank aed the doctors and nurses. also the fans. they were sure the messages of
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support michael and the family had since the accident have been helping. i have spoken to ferrari, the team that the champion received most wins with. their head of communications said he was overwhelmed with joy at the news. there wasn't a day that had gone by since the accident he hadn't thought about michael. >> thanks. stay with us on bbc world news. much more to come. the third in line to the british thrown steps out in public. we take a peek at prince george on his first royal walk about. still running in the morning? yeah. getting your vegetables every day? when i can. [ bop ] [ male announcer ] could've had a v8. two full servings of vegetables for only 50 delicious calories.
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come out of a coma and left the hospital. the gas supplies has been reduced to ukraine after a deadline passed for kiev to pay $2 billion which moscow says it's outed. they said they'd have to pay for gas upfront in the future. this follows several rounds of unsuccessful talks over the price kiev should pay for the gas. with me the former editor of the bbc ukrainian service. so have the talks been turned off? >> we need to make it plain that reducing to zero is shutting it off. basically from now on it's a prepayment. the collapse of noiregotiationss the ukrainian government failing to reach pay deal.
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this is basically the third gas war as we know it. the climate doesn't help the resolution of this issue. >> supplies into western europe. they come through ukraine don't they? >> that's the theory. trouble is this is the same pipeline. like you getting water at home and your water company saying your water is cut off, but part of the same stream of water through your pipeline goes to your neighbor. it's very difficult to do it technically. the other thing that is very difficult is to see how europe will not be affected. a lot of gas that europe uses in winter is basically pumped from the storage facilities in ukraine. now the level of the stored gas is about 40% of what it should be at this time of year. if gazprom cuts off supplies to ukraine now, ukraine will have to tap into reserves in order to
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assure consumers are not shut down completely. >> how long before ordinary people in ukraine or western europe might feel this? >> western europe probably longer. i think both sides are going to arbitration. hopefully the judicial process in stockholm will be fast. who ever is the guilty party will have to eat the prices. >> do we know how much higher the bill is from russia? >> if you look at the russian calculation of the bill, this is enormo enormous, between $2-14 billion depending what calculation you look at. look at the ukrainian bill against russia, about $6 billion. it will be a very busy time for
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the arbitration lawyers in stockholm. >> thanks very much indeed. in other news this hour, the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu told the prime minister he expects help finding three teens kidnapped last week. he criticized the kidnapping who israel blames on hamas. one palestinian man was reportedly shot dead. three of the community have been killed in clashes with buddhis buddhists. police enforced a curfew where several shops were burned in the attack. the column by yan president has been re-elected against his rival. the campaign was the future of peace talks with the far rebel
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group who launched the negotiations in 2012. if he's able to reach a deal by the end of the year. here's a little bit of world cup news now. day five sees ghana taking on the united states. the area has been hit by bad weather. monster rainfall in two days that brought heavy flooding and landslides. so far there's no danger or games called off. we report from northern brazil. >> reporter: the street turned into a river after a month's worth of rain fell in two days. people in the town told me it's the worst the city has seen in almost two decades. the morning after the night before and people can't believe the entire village has been washed away. the table set from the night before stands despite the devastation. incredibly no one was hurt.
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hundreds have been left homeless. roads have sunk. others are almost impassablimpa. ghana take on usa in the arena. the stadium cost $180 million. it looks like a lot of money was spent on the drainage. it's money well spent. it looks in perfect condition. there's no danger at all at this game being called off. >> we'll take it the way it is. you know, you're not complaining. you just go to countries and make the best out of it. if it goes okay, great. if it doesn't go okay, you learn your lesson. you need a lesson or two to improve as well. >> thankfully the rain has eased giving locals and football a rest from the conditions. more storms are forecast for the rest of this week. bbc news. >> well there's live reporting and analysis of the day's action
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on our special website. get player profiles, interviews and pictures and results. that's at bbc.com/world cup. now the fighting continuing in iraq has been causing heated political debate around the world including here in britain. the mayor of london described comments by the former british prime minister tony blair as hinged. blair says it has nothing to do with the 2003 invasion. >> what we underestimated about the region is once you remove the dictatorship out comes the ethnic and rubble of religious tension. then you're engaged in a different type of struggle. >> johnson responds saying the former prime minister should refrain from commenting on the situation in iraq. >> i think -- i can understand he feels very, very shattered
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and guilty about the whole thing. i think my general message would be just put a sock in it really. a paper bag on head time. >> boris johnson for those don't know talked about as a potential future conservative party leader by his supporters. we're going to leave you with really cute pictures. the son of the duke and duchess of cambridge have taken first steps in public. prince george with his mother toddling around in western england yesterday. he's not quite 11 months old yet. the newspaper as you expect had lots of fun with the headlines tagging it the first royal walk about. safely in her arm, he looks happy. and looking at his skill dribbling, he might be worth calling out for the england world cup football squad in brazil. certainly looked like he needed
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