tv Outside Source BBC News September 13, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm BST
hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. the un secretary—general calls on the authorities in myanmar to halt the military campaign against the rohingya minority. i call on the myanmar authorities to suspend military action and the violins, uphold the rule of law and recognise the right of return of all those who had to leave the country. —— suspend the military action and violence. the european commission president looks beyond brexit and claims that the eu has got wind back in its sails after a difficult year. and victims of hurricane irma are confirmed in florida as the clear up continues in the state and across the caribbean. and if you want to get in touch — the hashtag is #bbcos. hello, and welcome to outside
source. the united nations security council has gathered for an emergency meeting to discuss the worsening crisis in myanmar. while that meeting was going on, the un secretary—general antonio guterres was adding his voice to the debate over the hundreds of thousands of rohingya muslims who've fled appalling violence. grievances that have been left to fester for decades have now escalated beyond myanmar‘s borders, destabilising the region. the humanitarian situation is catastrophic. when we met last week there was 125,000 rohingya refugees who had fled into bangladesh. that number has now tripled to almost 380,000. many are staying in makeshift settlements or with those communities who are generously sharing what they have. but women and children are arriving hungry and malnourished. i call on the myanmar authorities to
suspend military action and violence, uphold the rule of law and recognise the right of return of all those who had to leave the country. is the un security council meets, myanmar‘s de facto leader, aung san suu kyi, has announced she will miss the un general assembly next week. myanmar government spokesperson said she would not attend because perhaps she would not attend because perhaps she had more pressing matters to deal with, but added she is never afraid of facing criticism for confronting problems. aung san suu kyi will instead address the nation ina kyi will instead address the nation in a televised speech. let's remind you what is going on, rohingya refugees have been fleeing the violence, already 380,000 have crossed the border into bangladesh and are living in makeshift refugee camps. many lack basic supplies like food, water and sanitation. the myanmar military have been blamed for the violence, with the un accusing them of ethnic cleansing.
they have defended this and say they are fighting rohingya militants. my colleague reeta chakra barti are fighting rohingya militants. my colleague reeta chakrabarti is across the board in bangladesh and askedif across the board in bangladesh and asked if the aid response is any better after earlier criticism. i think it will take awhile until things improve on the ground, what we have had today is more explanation from aid agencies as to why it has been so slow. i think they have been surprised at the huge surge in numbers, they expected maybe 100,000 people and have had ball times as many. there has been a certain problem with the gel sticks, conditions are very difficult, monsoon rains, so the roads are very difficult —— there has been a certain problem with logistics. and you have defined supplies for 400,000 people, these are some of the practical difficulties. —— you have to fine surprise. the main distributor of aid, the un, is only allowed to distribute aid to the three official camps which only has
70,000 people. we have almost 100,000 here. it is not clear why thatis 100,000 here. it is not clear why that is the case, it might be a lack of political will, there have been questions asked of the bangladeshi government about why they are not facilitating things further. delie 400,000 people in bangladesh have escaped across the border, is there any sign of that flow slowing down at all? —— almost 400,000 people in bangladesh have escaped across the border. difficult to tell, there is a feeling the numbers might have peaked but there are anecdotally you hear of thousands more waiting to make the crossing, waiting in the amat. the un secretary—general has said today that a third of the rohingya population of me amat has been displaced, has moved to safety in bangladesh —— a third of the rohingya population of myanmar. there is no telling how many more people will come, a huge number have
come ina people will come, a huge number have come in a very short period, which is putting immense strain on services. you are outside a hospital as we speak, how are they coping, the medical facilities, speak, how are they coping, the medicalfacilities, with speak, how are they coping, the medical facilities, with this speak, how are they coping, the medicalfacilities, with this number of people in such need? they are coping as best they can but it is a struggle. i have been to three hospitals in the last couple of days, this is a state—run hospital with its own waterfall rohingya patients, it has had a lot of rohingya patients, many suffering from gunshot wounds, some from blast wounds. we went to another, smaller hospital where we saw horrific injuries of people who had sustained landmine injuries when they made the crossing from myanmar into bangladesh, and then we are in another field hospital run bangladesh, and then we are in anotherfield hospital run by bangladesh, and then we are in another field hospital run by one of the aid agencies when they deal with people with more superficial wounds and more primary medical problems,
if you like, but they have also been overrun. there are many women with babies and small children, they have specific needs. the children are very vulnerable. all the doctors are saying they need more staff, more medicines and equipment. at the moment, that is slow in coming. what stories are people telling you about why they have made this journey? almost everybody i spoke to has said they had no choice but to come. you hear repeated stories of persecution, violence against them, stories with such a similarity to them, that their villages were under attack by the myanmar police, police opened fire on people, there were buddhist mobs who set fire to their homes. remember, the ripping you are in muslim minority that come from myanmar. the myanmar authorities
deny all this and say they have not targeted civilians, that theirfight is only with rohingya militants, but the volume of the stories here have created a sense of disbelief on the pa rt created a sense of disbelief on the part of many, including the un secretary—general, who today called what is going on ethnic cleansing. the aftermath of hurricane irma is a subject we've returned to a lot this week. that's because as you can see from these pictures, there's still so much to be done. these pictures are from the florida keys — residents are returning to find that almost every home there has been either destroyed or damaged. the situation is just as bad, if not worse, in the caribbean islands that were hit by irma — this is the largest of the british virgin islands, tortola and this is the half french, half dutch saint martin. notably, the european countries responsible for these territories have been accused of not doing enough to help relief efforts. and this is the nature of complaints coming through —
this is channel 4's alex thomson. "some food aid is getting through to airport but it is a week now and it isn't enough for anguilla." laura bicker, our own correspondent who's in the british virgin isles, tweeted something similar yesterday. "a minister for infrastructure comes to tell me that it's not true people are hungry. but that's not what people in this line are telling me." as the name suggests, the british virgin isles and anguilla are british overseas territories. and in an effort to deflect some of the criticism the uk government has been receiving, the foreign secretary has been flown in. this is him defending the british government's response. we are putting another £25 million into immediate effort and of course it needs it, massively. you can't but be affected by the scale of devastation that the people of anguilla have endured. just going around this hospital, 60% of it damaged. but the royal marines, our troops, have been here since friday. you have just seen another
contingent of royal engineers arriving with their tools, their spades and their axes and getting on with rebuilding the roofs and all of the other structures. that is going to be short—term work. what we need to think about now is how, as the uk, we can underline our commitment to these overseas territories and get them back on their feet for the long term. meanwhile, in the united states, six people have died at a nursing home in hollywood, florida. it was left without power for days after hurricane irma. david willis has more. what exactly do we think happened here? as you can imagine, officials in florida taking this very seriously. the police chief confirms earlier in the day that a criminal investigation was under way to find out what had gone wrong here. the
florida governor rick scott has issued a very strongly worded statement calling on local agencies down there to co—operate with that police investigation. there are now six residents of this nursing home known to have died, it is thought two, possibly three actually died in the facility itself, the other four, three, whatever, on the way to hospital. more than 100 people were actually transferred out of this facility and of those, about a dozen others are already thought to be suffering from critical injuries, respiratory problems etc, so it is possible that the death toll could increase. the mystery here, this appears to have been all down to a problem with the air conditioning system, it got very hot in that two story building, apparently, but the mystery here is why the emergency power didn't immediately kick in,
because this facility has its own generator, apparently, and more significantly perhaps it is directly next door to a major hospital. lots of u na nswered next door to a major hospital. lots of unanswered questions here. president trump plans to visit florida on thursday, do we know more about what he is going to do? he will be visiting the naples and fort myers area, that is over on the west, the area that has been most affected. the peninsula where the nursing home is dodged a bullet, if you like. president trump has been beating people on the ground and is demanding that people do all they can with reconstruction. what has been pledged so far from the capital
towards the state of florida, what will they get in terms of federal relief? it is virtually a blank cheque as far as president trump is concerned. he has gone to great lengths to try to reassure people down there and he has attracted quite a lot of good publicity, it has to be said, for being seen to be very hands—on as far as the disaster is concerned. but there is a lot of repairand is concerned. but there is a lot of repair and restoration that had to ta ke repair and restoration that had to take place now and, of course, still some 5 million people in the state of florida and surrounding states that are without power at this time. thank you very much, david in washington. stay with us on outside source. still to come... we will review the performance of yumi the robot after he conducted the top italian tenor, andrea bocelli, in pisa.
40—year—old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary after allegedly attempting to gain access to prince george's school, which he recently started. our reporter dan johnson which he recently started. our reporter danjohnson has more. security already seems to have been found wanting at thomas's battersea, this independent school, £80,000 a year, a very exclusive independent school. forth woman was trying to get in yesterday afternoon. —— £18,000 a year. this woman was challenged and stopped but not arrested until around 2:15pm today on suspicion of attempted burglary. we do not know what she was trying to do, if she was trying to access prince george, we understand he was not at school at the time because he is just not at school at the time because he isjust in the not at school at the time because he is just in the reception class and they get to go home at lunchtime, so
prince george and his classmates we re prince george and his classmates were not around and he was not put in harm's way at all. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... the un secretary general calls on the authorities in myanmar to halt the military campaign against the rohingya minority. the actress rebel wilson has been awarded $3.6 million in australia's largest pay out for a defamation case. rebel wilson successfully argued that a series of magazine articles in 2015 had wrongly portrayed her as a serial liar. signed and sealed. representatives from paris and los angeles complete the paper work and will host the 2024 and 2028 olympic and paralympic games. us tennis star serena williams has posted the first photo of her daughter, alexis olympia ohanian jr, on social media almost two weeks after her birth. the 23—time grand slam winner shared a video clip of her little girl on her instagram,
facebook and website. now how about this for an unlikely partnership. yumi the humanoid robot showed no signs of nerves last night when it conducted the lucca philarmonic orchestra alongside italian tenor andrea bocelli at pisa's verdi theatre. yumi, whose name is derived from the phrase you and me, was taught the how to conduct by memorising the arm movements of a real conductor in rehearsals. james reynolds was there. this conductor never drops its baton, nor does it ever get angry with its orchestra. yumi the robot has been preloaded with a series of moves made by this old—fashioned human conductor, an exhausting process. will this replace you? absolutely not, it is just a will this replace you? absolutely
not, it isjust a machine, a robot. a comparative robot. it will simply do the hard work, but the soul, the feelings, the emotions are not part of the machine. so no replacement at all, iam of the machine. so no replacement at all, i am sorry. pisa is built on a tradition of doing things a little differently. this city has an unofficial rule, if it works, even if it looks a little strange, go with it. in this spirit, pisa now hands over a concept to a robot. without nerves, the robot conducts the tenor, andrea bocelli, a good audition, but the singer will stick with human beings. for now, and possibly also in the future, i will decide for a man, because the robot has not the will and is not artistic, of course. the audience is intrigued by its guest conductor. i think it was missing a head. it was very funny to just see the arms moving, but no head there, even just a blank face, i think it would help.
if it gets any better, it may bring in a strange future, a robot conducting fellow robot musicians, perhaps. what, if anything, would be left for the rest of us? james reynolds, bbc news, pisa. over in the us, a group of senior politicians has lashed out at the credit scoring company equifax. the senator for california dianne feinstein tweeted this... "equifax fails to protect info of 143 million people—now we're hearing execs sold off stocks. unbelievable. there must be an investigation." let's get more on this with michelle fleury in new york. why are senators so angry? this has certainly sparked a lot of outrage, 36 senators, that is how many have
called on federal authorities to investigate what they see as the sale of almost $2 million in shares of the credit bureau aqua facts by company executives. what sparked the anger is that the sale occurred after a massive data breach which saw the information, importing credit information of millions of americans, stolen. they said there was a time lag between the company learned of this hack and when they made it public, that the share sales took place. they think it smells a little fishy, they are asking the us department ofjustice, the securities and exchange commission, which regulates the sale of stocks and shares in companies and also the federal trade commission to look into this. we will wait to see the results. the fcc was not commenting but it had a negative impact on the stock, which is down around 27%. and shocking revelations by the company's and shocking revelations by the compa ny‘s activities in and shocking revelations by the company's activities in argentina?
this company, you are talking about activities in argentina, there have been questions about all sorts of practices, now people are asking questions about canada. here's the thing. people are questioning the leadership of the company after this hack. they are saying there are three lessons when it comes to crisis management, you had to be quick, candid, you should be repented. executives on the top leaders of the companies have been slow to show... we know the disclosure came six weeks after the hack and people are looking at activities in other countries, here in the us they were charging people $10 at one point if they wanted to sign upfor $10 at one point if they wanted to sign up for credit checks or notifications that someone was looking into their credit history who should not be allowed to, they we re who should not be allowed to, they were also getting people to waive the right to sue the company. those conditions have been dropped but people are angry and are mistrusting the company.
thank you, michelle fleury in new york. last month, the parent company behind peugeot and citroen completed their purchase of general motors' european operations. since 2009, gm has lost over $9.1 billion in the region. the purchase has raised fears that thousands ofjobs could be put at risk when the psa group starts trimming the fat. opel was general motors' biggest subsidiary in europe. the car manufacturer currently employs some 38,000 people. the bbc‘s theo leggett sat down with the boss of the psa group at the frankfurt motor show. he started off by asking whetherjob security could be guaranteed in europe. what protects theirjobs is the profitability that delivers the sustainability of the company. so i don't really think they are looking for warranties, i think they understand we live in a chaotic world and the only way we have altogether to give sustainability and visibility is to work on a collective way that is more
efficient and gives the company the capability to be profitable on a recurrence basis. several thousand of those people work at al smear ports in the uk. given how confused the background is with regard to brexit and so one, how concerned should they be about theirjobs?m isa should they be about theirjobs?m is a great question and i appreciate you asking. in fact, we're working on what we would call scenario planning. we lack visibility on the conditions under which brexit would be implemented. this is a big thing currently, we do not know what the custom systems will be, what will be the local situation, all of this is not clear today. very, very unclear. bernie sanders — the democratic presidential contender who lost the nomination to hillary clinton last year — has launched his own vision for the future of us healthcare. it's called medicare for all. the programme would provide comprehensive medical cover for everyone — underwritten by an increase in taxes.
it now has the support of a quarter of democrats. here is bernie sanders announcing his plan. —— lets talk more about this with anthony zurcher in washington. i wonder how it differs from the national health service in the uk? the nhs, doctors in the uk are government employees, that would be different than bernie sanders' plans. doctors and health care providers would continue to be private employees working on their own, but insurance would be taken over by the us government with tax dollars they would pay the doctors to provide services for all americans. it is similar to the medicare plan you just mentioned, thatis medicare plan you just mentioned, that is the government run health insurance programme for all americans over the age of 65, paid for by taxpayer dollars out of
american workers' pay through their entire working career. in terms of how it differs from the affordable ca rex, how it differs from the affordable carex, or obamacare, which the republicans are so keen to repeal? the affordable care act wanted have increased government regulation of private health insurance, it set out standards that all health insurance providers had to meet and created a government run marketplace for private health insurers, for people who did not get their insurance from employers. in the us, most working individuals get health insurance from their employers, employees pay pa rt from their employers, employees pay part of it, employers pay part of it, a joint obligation. this would in effect change subsystem, do away with private insurance is a primary source of health insurance. you could buy supplemental insurance perhaps, but the government would be the insurer of first resort. given we have a republican
president, a republican house and senate, what are its chances of survival? slim to none, but that was not the point. if you recall a couple of months ago, the republicans in congress and donald trump try to do away with barack obama's health—ca re trump try to do away with barack obama's health—care reforms implemented in 2009, that crashed and burned because they did not really have a plan acceptable to all republicans. now democrats are going on the offensive and they not only wa nt on the offensive and they not only want obamacare and its reforms but go beyond that. they are not thinking about getting it done right now but they are thinking about the mid—term elections next year. the presidential election in 2020, when they can run and get back in power, implement this. if you saw bernie sanders at this press event today, there were five or six democratic senators with presidential ambitions. that changed, it used to be democrats were very nervous about proposing government run health insurance, now it seems they are
more nervous about not standing with burnley standard —— bernie sanders. the issue has moved the democrats to the left. are we likely to see the return of bernie sanders in 2020, talking about presidential ambitions? he is not ruling it out, when you came as close as he did to the nomination, he gave hillary clinton a real fight, the nomination, he gave hillary clinton a realfight, when the nomination, he gave hillary clinton a real fight, when that is in your blood it is very hard to let go. but he is 76 years old now, he would be 79 years old if he won the 2020 presidency, older than any previous us president. the donald trump was the oldest president, so it is not impossible. nothing seems impossible any more. thank you, anthony zurcher. stay with us on bbc news for more from outside source in a few minutes. your next uk forecast coming up in
half an hour, at this time of the evening we look at some of the main weather stories around the world. rightly, the focus has been on hurricanes in the atlantic and caribbean recently, that there is a lot going on in the western pacific in terms of tropical weather systems. they might be called typhoons but they are exactly the same as hurricanes, this one has been to the philippines on tuesday with flooding rains, and the stronger of the two systems, talim, is bound forjapan this weekend. here is manila in the philippines on tuesday with flooding rain, one weather system recorded around 500 millimetres, clearly causing some big problems. it isa big problems. it is a big rainmaker, it might strengthen further as it moves westwards, moving across vietnam. it is largely to the south of hanoi, but hanoi could see heavy rain and there will be disruption. the second of these systems,
typhoons talim is strengthening further as it heads towards china and is expected to curve away at the last minute and moved north—east into japan. it is last minute and moved north—east intojapan. it is a last minute and moved north—east into japan. it is a powerful typhoon, weakening once it has made landfall, the current forecast has its storming through japan, landfall, the current forecast has its storming throuthapan, we will keep you updated. back to the hurricanes into the atla ntic back to the hurricanes into the atlantic and hurricane jose, back to the hurricanes into the atlantic and hurricanejose, no great strength change over the next few days, it will basically do a loop and who knows what after that. the thought is it will stay ove rwate r, the thought is it will stay overwater, but areas in the bahamas, bermuda and eastern parts of the us need to be aware of what happens with jose in need to be aware of what happens withjose in the longer term. rain affecting parts of the north—east of the usa over the next couple of days will be from eczema, but it is nothing like the system it once was and it will produce a bit of rain in places but no flooding expected —— will be from ex—irma.
33 celsius in sydney on thursday, the warmest it has been in sydney, down to 17 or 18. there are fires around sydney, the temperature change will hopefully help. this is a storm that we in the uk call aileen as it moves eastwards as we look to the picture for thursday. the weapon states, aside from the uk we saw some really strong winds for the netherlands in northern germany, moving towards the baltic. in pushing further south, part of italy, croatia, slovenia into the start of the weekend. there could be flash flooding downpours. hard to believe that on this day last year in the uk the temperature reached 34 celsius. tomorrow, rant about the mid teens for most of us. anything warmer in the outlook? check back in half an hour for the weather for the week ahead. hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. the un secretary general calls on the authorities in myanmar to halt the military campaign against the rohingya minority.
i call on the mien ma authorities to suspend military action, and recognise the right of return for all those who had to leave the country. the european commission president looks beyond brexit and claims that the eu has got "wind back in its sails" after a difficult year. and victims of hurricane irma are confirmed in florida as the clear up continues in the state and across the caribbean. and if you want to get in touch — it's #bbcos.