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tv   Outside Source  BBC News  February 7, 2017 9:30pm-10:01pm GMT

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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. let's look through some of the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. the legal stand—off over donald trump's travel ban continues — in the next few hours both sides will take to an appeals court. meanwhile, the president's pick for education secretary has been confirmed — but only after his vice president broke a tie in the senate. the senate, being equally divided, the vice president votes in the affirmative and the nomination is confirmed. the supreme leader of iran has said that donald trump has helped show the world ‘the true face‘ of america — and he didn't mean it as a compliment. we will talk to bbc persian about that. and nicholas sarkozy wanted to be president of france again — instead he's been ordered to appear before a judge in connection with illegal campaign financing. we will report from paris in that. this is the supreme leader of iran, ayatollah khamenei.
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he's been tweeting about the us. if you wonder what he means by ‘true face'. these are the first significant remarks from ayatollah khamenei about president trump. for his part mr trump has not been hiding his feelings about iran. this was a few hours ago. i could have brought you many examples. that's a reference to the iran nuclear deal which mr trump has indicated he'd like to scrap.
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he is unhappy with the situation between iran and other countries with reference to the nuclear deal. rana rahimpour is with bbc persian. first let me play you this. he always has a purpose, whatever he says, it is the reason he says it. he wasn't attacking president club as much as he attacked president obama, the former president. —— president trump. he said that he imposed tougher sanctions on iran, obama, so he was more angry with him. he was a bit cautious with president trump. we think there are
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two reasons, either he is genuinely worried about what mr trump may do to iran, or he's waiting to assess and find out what mr trump is really up and find out what mr trump is really up to. the iranians government doesn't want the deal to go so presumably his strategy is to keep mrtrump presumably his strategy is to keep mr trump away from that option. they aren't too worried about the deal and several times they said, even the foreign minister said that this isa the foreign minister said that this is a multiparty agreement, america is a multiparty agreement, america is only one side of the agreement and it isn't their decision to get rid of it. the foreign minister also said it would be a tough few years ahead. they've know that mr trump is not a big fan of the iranians regime. but they are waiting, the comments from the supreme leader worth not as harsh as he has been before with other us presidents. i think there is this anticipation to see what is going to happen. despite
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the hashtag in the tweets, he didn't mention the ban on iranians entering the united states, he didn't condemn it properly. he talked about the muslim ban. it was only the english pa rt muslim ban. it was only the english part of his tweet. one would think he would be angry because of the difficulty the iranians have been facing that he didn't even mention it. we are lucky to have bbc persia giving us that perspective, the tweets being quite different in person, tasi, to english. time for the sport now. the new england patriots have returned to their hometown of boston after their record breaking comeback victory in the super bowl. hundreds of thousands of new england supporters turned out for the parade. they were carried in semi—amphibious vehicles known as duck boats. those of you watching in london will
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know about them. the city is being gripped by a snow storm — but that didn't put people off. the star of the show — tom brady — addressed the crowds. inaudible i told you we are going to bring this sucker home and we brought it home. rugby now. a 51 year old man has been charged over allegations he bugged a hotel room being used by the all blacks rugby team in australia ahead of an international match. it happened in august of last year but the man has only just been charged. here's ben hennessy from the os team. he's been charged with public mischief which is in australia giving the police false information which doesn't give us the real details about his motive but this
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dates back to august last year when the all blacks found a listening device in a chair in one of their meeting rooms in a hotel a few days before they took on australia in a huge match. you can imagine they are talking about tactics. so all sorts of wild theories about how this listening device got in. one suggestion that the australians had stooped so low because they wanted to defeat the all blacks. fast forward six months and police have charged a 51—year—old man who was a security contractor for the all blacks. we understand he was a trusted member of the team, he had been with them for more than a decade. certainly came as a shock. have they responded? they have, at the time they said they were in shock. the head coach of the all blacks came out saying it was
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unusual and bizarre, ithink blacks came out saying it was unusual and bizarre, i think he's not alone in thinking that. australian rugby union came out, their chief said it was good to draw a line under this, those wild accusations have been going round that they were somehow involved. still a court case to come, australian rugby union want to put a line through it. head of the international athletics federation, sebastian coe, has given a wide ranging interview to the bbc. high on the agenda were allegations he misled a parliamentary committee in 2015. lord coe had told the committee he knew nothing of russian doping allegations, despite emails that emerged recently suggesting he'd been made aware of the situation months earlier. it is something that lord coe denies. here he is with richard conway. ididn't i didn't mislead them, i didn't mislead any select committee. i have a global sport to run across 214
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countries, they must write a report andi countries, they must write a report and i have furnished the committee with every piece of information they have asked of me. i appeared in front of it for over three hours not that long ago and this is a situation for me that is very important, that i can focus on the things we've talked about, the timelines, the task force, the transport of allegiance. lord coe also discussed the fact that russia would not be able to compete at this year's athletics world championships in london. a taskforce has recommended the earliest date of reinstatement be november of this year. we're not going to change the culture of something that has been prominent for 40, 50 years and actually not just in prominent for 40, 50 years and actually notjust in russia. we want to see some sign that there is a cultural shift. we are not going to
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resubmit rusaf, the newly constructed federation, yet, and they may appear as neutral athletes. you may have heard that i was trying to feature more minority sports on the programme, and also more women's sport. these pictures. these pictures are from the recent pictures are from the recent wind games in spain — a competition for elite indoor skydivers. i was unaware of this. you're watching 14—year—old kyra poh from singapore, who soared above the competition to be crowned the "world's fastest flyer". she's riding winds as fast as 140 miles an hour. she won two gold medals. she says the secret is to use all the muscles in your body. in a moment we are
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going to talk about french politics which is turning into quite an extraordinary story, nicolas cozy has been told he will stand trial over allegations of illegal campaign financing —— nicolas sarkozy. the royal marine serving a life sentence for murdering an injured taliban fighter in afghanistan in 2011 is appealing against his conviction. alexander blackman — previously known as marine a — is arguing that he was suffering from combat stress at the time of the incident. our defence correspondent jonathan beale reports from the royal courts ofjustice. this video, filmed on a helmet camera by one of the marines on the patrol, shows the moment an apache helicopter opens fire on two taliban insurgents in helmand in september 2011. yeah!
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and then sergeant blackman and one of his men approached the insurgent who'd been wounded. the court refused an application by the bbc to release the clips of the next moments, when he was dragged across the field and then shot by blackman. in 2013 a military court found alexander blackman, also known as marine a, guilty of murder. but today his wife arrived at court at the start of a fresh appeal to have that sentence quashed and substituted with manslaughter instead. blackman himself listened to the proceedings by video link from the wiltshere prison where he is serving an eight—year sentence. his new defence team argued to a panel ofjudges that he was suffering a mental illness at the time he shot the insurgent. in court, blackman was described as very reserved, a john wayne—like a character who downplayed his mental health problems at the time of his original trial. but giving evidence three psychiatrists said he was in fact
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suffering from an adjustment disorder that impaired his ability to make rationaljudgments and that led to a loss of self—control when he shot the insurgent. but were these the words of a man who didn't really understand what he was doing? and then after he fired the shot. the prosecution argued that blackman knew what he was doing, even making sure he couldn't be seen by a helicopter above. marine a's supporters will be back tomorrow to hear more evidence but his defence has to prove that his symptoms were both substantial and significant. jonathan beale, bbc news, at the royal courts ofjustice. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is
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a us federal appeals court will hear arguments later over whether to restore president trump's travel ban on people from seven mainly—muslim countries. if you're outside of the uk, it's world news america next. they have more on betsy devos, who's been confirmed as the next us education secretary. here in the uk, the news at ten is next. they're continuing their series of special reports on the state of the national health service in england. tonight they're reporting from a hospital built to serve a population of 30,000 people — which is now serving half a million. officials in afghanistan say at least 20 people have died in a suicide bombing in kabul. it was near the supreme court which is near the embassy district. here's harun najafizada.
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military analyst is rushed to the scene of the attack, right and the doorstep of the afghan supreme court. police cordoned off the area, not far from the presidential palace to evacuate casualties. the suicide bomber detonated his best, packed with explosives, as he came close to the employees of the court. it was very powerful, it shook the whole area, this eyewitness recalls. over 40 wounded employees are taken to the capital's hospitals, some of them in serious condition. the afg ha n them in serious condition. the afghan president called it in human and an unforgivable act. foreign diplomats say it was the act of the enemies of afghanistan. afghan caliban, behind a 15 year long
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insurgency in the country, has not yet ta ke n insurgency in the country, has not yet taken responsibility —— taliban. thejudicial yet taken responsibility —— taliban. the judicial system has yet taken responsibility —— taliban. thejudicial system has become a prime target for insurgents ever since the president took boulder steps to try and trite militants —— try militants. this highlights the worsening security situation in afghanistan. yesterday, it was revealed that civilian casualties have hit a new high with 3500 civilians killed in 2016. we have had stories from spain, syria, afghanistan, israel and the us. next, france. nicholas sarkozy had wanted to become french president again this year. we already knew that won't be happening — today he was told he must stand trial over illegal campaign finances. the central claim is that
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mr sarkozy‘s political party hid the true cost of his 2012 presidential election campaign. that it did so with the help of a pr firm to the tune of $20 million. some of the pr company's employees have already admitted knowing about this. but did mr sarkozy? i asked naomi grimley, who's in paris for us. he has been saying for a while that he didn't know what this pr company was doing. essentially the pr companies accused of invoicing for his campaign funds twice over, once to his campaign and once to his party. the question is whether nicolas sarkozy knew about this at the time. he today through a lawyer said that the sums involved were fanciful, and he denied and said he
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was going to appeal the decision to ta ke was going to appeal the decision to take it to trial. he is going to carry on fighting but this comes at a time when french politics is mired in other financial scandals and of course we're counting down to the presidential election with the first round at the end of april. picking up round at the end of april. picking up on your point, this tweet from a senior writer at politico, saying that six months later we are ready for the same old presidential election with sarkozy and so on but we have nothing like that. no, take for example the front runner until two weeks ago, francois fillon, who has been in this scandal. his wife was employed by him and the allegation is that really she did nothing in his parliamentary office to warrant the salary she got. we are expecting more revelations on that tomorrow so clearly that scandal isn't going away. we've also
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got emmanuel macron, a nobody in many ways in french politics, he has never run for office before although he has been an economy minister under francois hollande and now he is the favourite, the front runner for winning the presidential election and of course you have the wild card of marine le pen. she may yet benefit from the problem is that the centre—right are having at the moment, this financial scandal. so a lot is in flux and israeli heading down to a very tight race indeed. this week hungary announced plans to hold migrants and refugees who enter the country in detention shelters indefinitely. the prime minister's spokesman has explained. "no migrants — not even those who have already issued their request for asylum — will be able move freely until there is a primary legal decision whether they are entitled for political asylum, refugee status or anything else." hungarian village called asotthalom.
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it's near the border with serbia. and in one day in 2015,10,000 migrants crossed into hungary. the mayor of the town now wants to persuade white, straight, christian europeans who don't like the idea of living in a multi—cultural society to move there. i'll play you this report by lesley ashmall. the village population is declining and homesteads are vacant. the mayor here wants to attract foreign investors but not just here wants to attract foreign investors but notjust any foreigner. we primarily welcome people from western europe, people who wouldn't like to live in a
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multicultural society. we would like to attract muslim people into the village. what if i was black or if i was gay, how would you feel about that? asotthalom as a bylaw banning homosexual propaganda. we adopted it a few weeks ago. as for your other question, think about this, europe is small, it can't take in billions of people from africa and south asia. it would soon lead to the disappearance of europe. i would like europe to be belonged to europeans, asia to the asians and africa to the africans. he is so serious he has introduced local legislation banning public displays of affection by gay people, the wearing of islamic dress like the hijab, and he wants to ban the building of mosques. and his opinions are being pushed by a british organisation called knights
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templar international. the former bnp leader nick griffin is a member and the group is advertising smallholdings for sale in asotthalom. hungary is already seeing, buy more and more western europeans as a place of refuge, a place to get away from the hell that is about to break loose in western europe. there are two muslims in asotthalom and one of them agreed to speak to us but at the last minute, pulled out, they didn't want to attract attention to themselves. they've spoken of their fears to the hungarian media but other villagers reject the laws are a huge concern however they are the talk of the village pub. translation: important issues like this should be regulated by the national government, not local legislation. translation: if they take off the veil, it doesn't matter if they are black, they should become hungarian citizens, evenif should become hungarian citizens, even if they are muslims or whatever. are you trying to create a
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white kind of supremacist village?” do agree with the word white, we are white european christian population and we want to stay this, like this. we will finish this edition by going back to donald trump's plans to build the wall between mexico and the us. the us homeland security secretary this morning has said he expects the wall on the border to be underway within the next two years. this is secretary john underway within the next two years. this is secretaryjohn kelly. he said that the wall would be "some kind of physical barrier, perhaps including a fence in places." how are people on both sides of the border reacting? here's a taste from el paso, texas. almost anywhere here in el paso,
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texas, you can seejuarez on the other side of the border but despite being split by a fence, there is a tight bond between the communities, many people crossing the border every day to go to school, to go to work and to go shopping. i've been talking to people about their worries about what president trump's policies will mean for the area and there is uncertainty about what impact it will have on these two connected cities. a quick reminder of the lead story, in the next few hours there will be legal representations on both sides atan legal representations on both sides at an appeals court in the us which will consider whether to reinstate donald trump's travel ban which affects people trying to move into the us from seven muslim majority countries. when we get any news from the appeals court you will get it from bbc news. thanks for watching
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this edition. i have a lock of tweets from you, i will reply in a moment. we've been forecasting colder weather for the last few days, here's a quick summary from mid week onwards. cold easterly winds sitting in from tomorrow onwards, especially in eastern parts. pretty cloudy and there may be the first few flakes of snow arriving. into the early hours of wednesday, the weather fund is affecting eastern parts of the uk. it was here a couple of days ago, sweeping across the uk. we had that awful rain and the gales. early on wednesday and it is close to our shores and it can't move further east because of the wind setting in.
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in the early hours on wednesday remaining pretty cloudy across eastern areas of the uk, spits and spots of rain. on wednesday across the west we have some sunshine. so the west we have some sunshine. so the weather isn't too cold and some of the wind is coming in from the south across northern ireland. temperatures of seven in belfast but only three degrees in norwich. across the north sea, seeing a few flurries brought in by that easterly wind. wednesday night into thursday, a cold one. first thing on thursday, a cold one. first thing on thursday, a nip in the air across the uk. this is the jet stream. it is diving south and then north. no weather fronts pushing through, a big area of high pressure over this part of the planet and this is that blocking high pressure here. the winds here are closer to the ground. we have the upper level jet stream are closer to the ground. we have the upper leveljet stream earlier
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and these are the eastern wind, ten metres above the ground. they will be pushing in some flurries of snow across eastern areas of the uk. the thinking is that the north—east of england, yorkshire and lincolnshire, maybe in the midlands. notice that the temperatures dropping across western areas, only 5 degrees. why filer, the wind is colder. high—pressure shooting the winds —— by friday. across the pennines, a good chance of at least a dusting of snow. briefly during the day the temperatures will be up to two or three degrees. at most, we could see some scenes like this across the hills and not exclusively across the hills. saturday, something interesting. we have that high pressure and the easterly wind, but this low pressure will develop, meaning the clouds are going to
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develop, more potentialfor some rain and low and the wind will be dragged from the south, so on saturday and sunday, perhaps a slight rise in temperature and rather than just snow there may be some rain and no across eastern counties. having said that we must be prepared for some pure snow through the rest of the weekend and possibly into next week. next week, broadly speaking, this is still pretty much the weather map, high—pressure, the easterly wind but there is a hint that later next week rather than wind coming from the east, they will come in from the south, south east, so it may be less cold but until then, let's be prepared for a cold snap. tonight at ten, a growing and ageing population, and the nhs under exceptional pressure. the second of our special reports from the royal blackburn hospital, where they confront a lack of beds on a daily basis. ready for the surgery.
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itjust seems to be the bed that's the problem. yeah, the beds the problem. as demand soars, the hospital boss says better care for the elderly is the key to relieving pressure. you don't want to be in hospital if you don't need to be in hospital. i would far rather have capacity in the community intends of nursing in the community in terms of nursing homes and care homes. and a new report says health funding in england will struggle to keep pace with demand. the brexit bill makes progress, and mps are told they will be given a take—it—or—leave—it vote on the final brexit deal.
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