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hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source. investigations into the murder of jamal khashoggi continue. angela merkel has threatened to end german arms exports to saudi arabia — and donald trump says he's not satisfied with what he's heard so far. britain's prime minister says 95% of the deal to leave the eu is done — but the issue of northern ireland remains a key sticking point. serving our national interest will demand we hold our nerve through these last stages of the negotiations, the hardest part of all. ryanair comes under fire over its handling of a passenger who racially abused an elderly woman. and we're live in florida where the polls are already open for early voting in the us midterm elections. the fallout from the murder of saudi journalist,
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jamal khashoggi, continues. this came into the newsroom a short while ago — "german chancellor angela merkel has called the killing a "monstrosity" and vowed to halt german arms exports to saudi arabia until the case is cleared up." compare that to these comments from the us president less than an hour ago. a great group of people in turkey right now and a great group of people in saudi arabia, we will know very soon, we people in saudi arabia, we will know very soon, we have people in saudi arabia, we will know very soon, we have tremendously talented people that do this stuff very well they are coming back tonight and tomorrow and i will die very tonight and tomorrow and i will die very soon tonight and tomorrow and i will die very soon and i'm not satisfied —— andi —— and i will know very soon, and i'm not satisfied with what i've heard. i don't want to lose the
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investment in this country and i don't want to lose the million jobs and $100 million in terms of investment but it is ready for hundred 50 million —— $450 million in fact. that was president trump talking a short while ago. meanwhile, a car belonging to the saudi consulate has been found in an underground carpark. investigators say it's linked to his death. here's the consulate in istanbul where mr khashoggi was killed. and about 15 kilometres away, the carpark where the car with diplomatic license plates was found. authorities need permission from the saudi consulate before they can search the car. and they are reportedly refusing to grant it. police have sealed the entrance to the car park. several turkish news channels are showing alleged cctv footage which appears to show the car in the carpark — another car with a diplomatic plate approaches, the boots of both cars open and a person moves a package
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from one car to the other before driving away. turkish president recep tayyip erdogan vowed to reveal the "naked truth" of the case — he's due to speak tomorrow. here's irem kokerfrom the bbc‘s turkish service with more. today there was a story about one of the killers allegedly called a special assistant of the crown prince, four times after he killed mr khashoggi, so the turkish media seem mr khashoggi, so the turkish media seem like they are piling up the pressure on the crown prince himself so pressure on the crown prince himself so day now seem like they are targeting this murder took place and it was a premeditated order —— may now. and it was done with the orders of the crown prince was double tomorrow it is interesting to see whether president erdogan will pour his finger at him or not. —— point.
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there's also this footage which has emerged. purportedly showing a "body double" leaving the consulate in istanbul — a member of the saudi team wearing the clothes of jamal khashoggi. remember — saudi arabia initially said that mr khashoggi had left the consulate. its story has been changing ever since. on october 8, crown prince mohammed's brother published a letter labelling reports about khashoggi's death as "completely false and baseless". almost a fortnight later, the saudi government issued a press release saying discussions between khashoggi and the people who met him at the saudi consulate led to a brawl and a fist fight which in turn led to his death. and then yesterday, saudi arabia's foreign minister referred to khashoggi's death as "murder" for the first time. he said, "we are determined to find out all the facts "and we are determined to punish those who are responsible for this
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"murder, adding, "there obviously was a tremendous "mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt "to try to cover up." saudi officials say crown prince mohammed bin salman has called mr khashoggi's family to offer condolences — they claim that the crown prince had no prior knowledge of the killing and that it was a rogue operation. but many of saudi arabia's allies say the explanation is not good enough. here's the uk foreign ministerjeremy hunt. if the appalling stories we are reading turn out to be true they are fundamentally incompatible with our values and we will act accordingly. seb usher has been at a large investment conference in riyadh — and has more on the saudi response. essentially the saudi media was taking the line that these were foreign powers with various reasons trying to stay in the image of saudi arabia and the crown prince. —— to
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stain. but then the saudis conceded it had been a murder, but the narrative presented in saudi arabia is that this was a rogue operation, something that the crown prince mohammed bin salman, the driving force in the last few years of the changes in saudi arabia that this conference is supposed to be pushing further forward, that he conference is supposed to be pushing furtherforward, that he has no place in it. being in this conference, in this extraordinary surroundings, the ritz—carlton hotel and extolled the even more lavish conference centre, you feel you are away from this —— and next—door the even more lavish. you feel you are away from the pressure which is put into nationally on the saudis which is not being reflected here on the ground. although as we have been
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telling the story everyday, one big ceo or government minister pulled out, but many more are still there. i don't know exactly how many but at least a thousand people will be attending what is going to be a very lavish event and what i've been hearing from those people attending is pragmatism essentially, saying there are so many regimes which get up there are so many regimes which get up to bad things in the world, why are we making such a fuss about this? is that they are looking to the short—term, and that the vision created and the economic reforms and the billions of dollars which will be spent, cannotjust be allowed to colla pse be spent, cannotjust be allowed to collapse after the work that has been done, so they are hoping this conference, despite the fact it has collapsed as a symbol of that vision, will still be an important
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significant opportunity for them to do business. sebastien, thanks for joining us. there's another tough week ahead for theresa may. it started yesterday with this article in the sunday times quoting a former minister as saying "the moment is coming when the knife gets heated, "stuck in her front and twisted. she'll be dead soon". and in the mail on sunday another politician, this one described as a ‘senior brexiteer‘ says mrs may should ‘bring her own noose' to a meeting of conservative mps, the 1922 committee, which is coming up on wednesday. even mrs may's political opponents have spoken out against these quotes. this is a tweet from scotland's first minister,
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nicola sturgeon. after all the hostility, theresa may spoke in the house of commons today, saying that a deal with the eu was nearly done. 95% of the widdall agreement and its protocols —— of the withdrawal agreement and its protocols are now settled, but the one sticking point is how we guarantee in the unlikely event our future relationship is how we guarantee in the unlikely event ourfuture relationship is not in place by the end of the implementation period, there is no return to a hard border between northern ireland and ireland, and the commitment to avoiding a hard border is one this house emphatically endorsed and enshrined in law in the withdrawal act earlier this year. the issue of the irish border has been a sticking point throughout negotiations with the eu. three pro—brexit politicians have their own idea of how to solve it. today they met eu's chief brexit negotiator michel barnier to present a plan to continue seamless trade across all borders. here they are after the meeting. we believe using existing techniques
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and existing processes or within existing eu law, we can continue to trade since the cross borders without damaging the integrity of the european customs union and the single market. are you undermining the prior minister? absolutely not. —— prime minister. the prior minister? absolutely not. -- prime minister. we are presenting ideas which we think are constructive and now we will go back and talk to the government about it. but not everyone shares their confidence. this is an article quoting the irish foreign minister simon coveney, saying the uk's suggestion that extending the negotiating period doesn't change the need for a backstop plan on the irish border, a pledge to keep northern ireland in the european customs union if the eu and uk don't reach a final deal. this is very unpopular with pro—brexit politicians, especially the three men who visited
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mr barnier today, as adam fleming explains. they are leading proponents of brexit and they also are leading critics of theresa may's plan for the economic partnership between the uk and the eu in the future. theresa may wants the so—called chequers plan with a common rule book that could be updated by a joint agreement in the future, but the three that were here today were here to see michel barnier and said that will not work will stop it should be a normal free trade agreement which the eu has with other countries around the world and i imagine michel barnier will think, i agree with you, but the problem is, uk will not be able to get the friction as trade and the close trading nation ship they want so that is the option it decides to pursue —— frictionless trade and the close trading relationship they want.
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as we often do when it comes to brexit, we turned to rob watson — i asked him what he made of the language being used. to state the obvious which may be obvious to the macro —— which may be reporters should from time to time, use that language, to say she was facing the knife and the noose, that shows how passionate the brexit debate is, but it is also drip poison into the governing conservative party but also more broadly into what remains a very divided country. one person said to me today if you think about this kind of language which has been used by politicians who are normally pretty sane, talking in a normal way, it tends to show the obsessiveness that brexit brings out in people. have you heard this level of volatility before in your years of volatility before in your years of reporting politics? no. in over 30 years of dipping in and out of covering british politics i've never ever seen covering british politics i've never ever seen anything like this. i have
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heard mps and politicians from the governing conservative party use the kind of language about each other that i would not tell my wife when i get home this evening. there is a lot, so much passion in all of this, and there is reason for it, things like northern ireland and the border, so much unresolved. to put it mildly. it is not overstating things to say that the future of britain's relationship with the european union and how it leaves in the first place, the biggest issue which has faced british politician since the end of the second world warand it since the end of the second world war and it has proved so utterly devises. —— divisive. any sense that a consensus would merge two years after the referendum, well, the opposite has happened, and as the question about northern ireland, and the nitty—gritty of how britain leaves the european union and its future relationship, theresa may may say it is 95% done but the eu say
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90%, that is the withdrawal part, not the future relationship, but if anything things seem to be heading north towards the likelihood of a no deal because of the conditions that theresa may has been setting out in parliament and it makes it so difficult for them to reach an agreement, unless the eu is willing to make on demise is that so far it hasn't. sorry, that answer is a bit long. we talk about the divisiveness of the conservative party, but they are united on one thing, they hate the idea of the extended transition period. they do. the one time that theresa may has managed to unite her party, it has united... brexiteers hate it because they want to leave the european union as soon as possible, and those on the remain side think it smacks of drift and
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chaos and they do not like the idea of britain being in the european union but not having any say on how it works. it was striking, i watched the debate, every single minute, and i don't think one politician spoke in favour of the transition, unless i missed it. rob watson, always good to get his perspective. stay with us on 0utside source — still to come... could the world be heading for a new nuclear arms race — as russia says it will take reciprocal action if the united states withdraws from a key nuclear missile treaty. a man has pleaded guilty to the murder of samantha eastwood.
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samantha eastwood was a 28—year—old midwife and she had wanted to do thatjob since she was 12 years old and she realised that dream was working at the royal stoke university hospital as she worked there for around six years. described by her colleagues as loving and caring and part of the hospitalfamily. she loving and caring and part of the hospital family. she went missing at the end ofjuly and she did not turn up the end ofjuly and she did not turn upfor the end ofjuly and she did not turn up for her shift which was unlike her, out of character. she was reported missing. the police launched a search and sadly her body was discovered several days later in woodland in rural staffordshire. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is... investigations into the murder of jamal khashoggi continue. a car belonging to the saudi consulate
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has been found in an underground carpark. and cctv footage from turkey suggests saudi arabia sent a body double to stand in for him after he disappeared. now to some of the other stories we are looking at here in the bbc newsroom. cameroon's president paul biya has won a seventh term in office. at 85, he's sub—saharan africa's oldest leader. according to official results, mr biya took 71.3% of the vote. but the election was marred by low turnout and voter intimidation. that from bbc afrique. in nigeria, a special police force has been deployed to parts of the northwest kaduna state. communal violence over the past days has left at least 55 people there dead. authorities have imposed a 24—hour curfew and president muhammadu buhari tweeted that the police had been authorised to do everything possible to restore calm. that from bbc hausa. one of the most read stories online —
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a lioness has killed the father of her three cubs in their pen at a zoo in the us. the 10—year—old lion was attacked by the lioness, and staff at indianapolis zoo couldn't separate the pair. he died of suffocation. the lions had lived in the same enclosure for eight years. now to another story we are covering. president trump has now twice said he will withdraw the us from a key nuclear weapons treaty with russia. he first made the suggestion at the weekend, and here he is speaking in the last hour. they have not adhered to the spirit of the agreement or to the agreement itself, russia, china is not included in the agreement but they should be and until they get... they will be nobody not even close to us. i don't have to speak to them. i'm
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terminating the agreement. this is how moscow responded today — the kremlin spokesman, dmitry peskov said: the treaty they're talking about is the intermediate—range nuclear forces treaty — it was signed in 1987 and bans missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500km. incidentally, mr trump is right that barack 0bama also accused russia of violating the treaty in 2014. but he asked russia to "return to compliance" instead of withdrawing. china has also responded. it is one of the five nuclear weapons states but is not a signatory to this treaty.
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translation: it is completely wrong to bring up china to talk about the withdrawal of the treaty, we have the relevant parties can cherish the hard—won achievements over the years and cautiously and properly handled theissues and cautiously and properly handled the issues related to the treaty through dialogue and consultation, think twice about the issue of withdrawing. john bolton, donald trump's national security adviser, is already in moscow for a pre—planned visit. unsurprisingly — the talk has switched to nuclear weapons. for more here's sarah rainsford in moscow. this treaty, the whole point was to remove an entire class of weapons, and the kremlin spokesperson said that if the us unilaterally withdraws the treaty, that supposes the us will develop those weapons once again, and the kremlin will be forced to respond by doing the same, so forced to respond by doing the same, so effectively it is a return to the
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arms race of old. the kremlin is try to argue that is not what it once and it says that actually russia has not been violating the treaty and blaming the us has been doing and vladimir putin has warned a year ago, he said if the us did rip up this treaty, russia's response would be immediate and would exactly mirrored the steps taken by the united states, and it appears to be a distain lies in moment. —— to be a destabilising moment. russia says this is not a done deal and they have seen no action from the united states and simply a statement from donald trump, so must go hinting there is room for negotiation, to change the treaty rather than abandoning it, but those key talks withjohn abandoning it, but those key talks with john bolton abandoning it, but those key talks withjohn bolton today abandoning it, but those key talks with john bolton today will abandoning it, but those key talks withjohn bolton today will be fundamental to understanding what happens next. now some business news. china has used editorials in two
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state run newspapers to hit back at the us secretary of state. on a trip to latin america, he suggested that chinese involvement in developing economies doesn't always help the local population. the china daiily called mike pompeo's remarks ignorant and malicious. samira hussain is in new york. china really hitting back. absolutely. what happened, mike pompeo was in latin america and he made these comments with regards to investment that china is making in different parts of latin america and he made the suggestion that these investments if it seems to be good to be true, maybe it not —— maybe it is not in the interests of locals. china had come with big interest rates that they have had to pay for
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these loans, but what is being talked about is the fact that china is trying to assert more influence in latin america as the united states is no longer as important in latin america as china is trying to put more influence there, and given the fact we are seeing this trade war between the night dates and china, consider this becoming a proxy for their battles —— trade war between the united states and china. banks macro. —— thanks forjoining us. italy's government is refusing to back down on its budget targets, despite european union criticism of its 2019 spending plans. in a letter to the commission, economy minister giovanni tria said the government had to take "hard but necessary decisions" to try to boost economic growth. nicola borri is an economics lecturer at luiss university in rome and has been giving us his take. it is unlikely this budget plan might boost the economy and in fact
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this budget plan entails higher spending especially for poor people but it is unclear if any of these reforms will increase it adding growth. the italian economy is suffering from inactivity and at least 10—15 years, nothing in this budget plan is trying to address this problem. on top of this the economy is going down so we are in a more negative scenario and so i think the outlook for italy for growth is definitely negative. one of the world's biggest tobacco firms, philip morris, has been accused of "staggering hypocrisy" over its new uk advert urging smokers to quit. the tobacco giant says its aim is to ultimately stop selling cigarettes. but some suggest it's simply trying to promote its smoking alternatives,
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such as heated tobacco. sarahjakes is the chair of new nicotine alliance. what we are seeing is smoke accepting these alternatives and taking up the opportunity to reduce the harm by doing a live they don't give out nicotine, so philip morris, being one of the biggest purveyors of nicotine albeit in a combustible form, they want in on that —— —— they want in on that, clearly. we have much more coming up in a moment here on outside source. thanks to your company so far. it's that time in the evening where
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we ta ke it's that time in the evening where we take a look at the weather elsewhere around the world. we have an extremely dangerous hurricane bearing down on mexico. another storm just to the south and east. it started monday, it is a top end hurricane, very close to a category five and it might intensify further but it will really pack a punch either way. destructive winds and life—threatening storm surges and combine that with the next storm coming in very soon, hot on its heels, that will enhance it further, so heels, that will enhance it further, so let's like it will intensify and then decrease before making landfall but it will still be a very powerful storm, hitting on tuesday. combining forces it could be exceptional in terms of rain. it is towing a rain in texas and the southern states, we have had flooding here in the
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weekend ash it is throwing up rain in texas. the contrast in seasons at the moment across the united states and that is what we are seeing as we had to south america. we have the rain starting in the north and it has been a cold start to spring further south with temperatures in patagonia dropping significantly in the next few days for the wet weather for the western sahara for the start of the week. rain in tanzania and kenya. flash flooding over the weekend and we were concerned for the region in turkey and the north of the middle east. heading into asia we have rain which will clear the frosts away in japan, also looking quite wet in indochina because of the low pressure in the bay of bengal, and there is a potential typhoon to come. it is warming this week for australia and cooling for new zealand. the storms
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we have seen cooling for new zealand. the storms we have seen across cooling for new zealand. the storms we have seen across queensland are easing away but this weather front village dos the colder air for new zealand —— but the colder air. this is the storm system we are concerned about and there are warnings in parts of italy because of the rain. we have seen flash flooding in malaga and there's a lot of moisture and energy in the mediterranean and we are concerned about the rain in italy but also greece and turkey. as the low pressure drifts east. also affecting the north of africa. we talked about cold air coming in, and behind the system we have the cold air flooding south so because by the end of the weak start to see our first real arctic blast across the eastern side of europe and later further west —— we could by the end of the week start to see. we have more in half an hour.
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hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source. investigations into the murder of jamal khashoggi continue. angela merkel has threatened to end german arms exports to saudi arabia — and donald trump says he's not satisfied with what he's heard so far. britain's prime minister says 95% of the deal to leave the eu is done — but the issue of northern ireland remains a key sticking point. serving our national interest will demand we hold our nerve through these last stages of the negotiations, the hardest part of all. ryanair comes under fire over its handling of a passenger who racially abused an elderly woman. and remember — if you want to get in touch, the hashtag is bbc os. there's just over two weeks to go until the midterm elections
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in the united states which determine whether republicans or democrats will hold power in congress. things are ramping up... president trump will be shoring up support in houston later. this was the scene outside the venue earlier — hundreds of supporters have been gathering for the event. organizers say 100,000 people have requested tickets. over in las vegas, former president barack obama will be at a rally in the next hour while his former deputy, joe biden is in tampa, in florida — early voting has already started there. the main issue in the state is turnout — 25 per cent of florida's population is hispanic — so they're a critical group. but voter turnout among the hispanic community is consistently low.
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republican voter turnout for midterms is traditionally high — but how will this year shape up? katty kay is in miami — i put it to her that turnout is crucial in this election and that getting the hispanic vote out is important. there is a bigger hispanic vote in florida than in most states. and both republicans and democrats hope that they can appeal to them. hispanics traditionally fairly socially conservative. republicans think that could be an in for them. but of course hispanics also concerned about immigration policies and that is where democrats think that they can have some advantages. the key is getting them out to vote because this big group of hispanics and i think there are something like 66,000 hispanics who have come of voting age every single month, it is a bonanza if you can get them to vote for you for both republicans or democrats. the key is getting them to the polls.
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what i should say is that down here in south florida which is kind of ground zero of the hispanic vote in the state, a lot of enthusiasm on both sides amongst republicans and amongst democrats. people turning up for those early voting polls, they were out overnight camping out to try to be there first to cast their ballot. so i would not be surprised if we did have some kind of record turn out in the midterms here. how exciting, do not go away because i want to talk about some of the issues these midterms are looking at. immigration is one of them. just have a look at this. this is a migrant caravan, a group of around 3000 people, they are on their way from honduras to the us. this is happening right now. and depending on who you ask in america, this is either being viewed as a boost for donald trump, or ideal optics for the democrats. the president has tweeted a little bit earlier, he said that threatening to cut off aid to guatemala,
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honduras and el salvador because they were not able to do the job of stopping those people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the us. butjust how much does this immigration really play when it comes to the voters? let's bring katty back in. is it those big issues like immigration or is it really local issues that voters are concerned about? it is interesting that in this particular case i think this is seen as a political bonus, purely politics here. for the president. he uses it, immigration, when he feels he wants to rally his conservative base. it is seen as an issue that will drive them to the polls, a caravan with those kinds of images that you just showed, crossing mexico. he can use that to raise fear and anger amongst his base. those are big motivators for getting people to the polls. and immigration is a concern particularly amongst republicans. now when those people get to the border with mexico, donald trump has beefed up the border in terms of security so the chances of them all getting across into the united states is pretty minimal. but with only two weeks to go until the midterms, i do think this is the kind of issue
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and this kind of story relayed on television, these kinds of images, are the things that could change votes in favour of republicans. and we have a special section on the website all about the us midterms. the budget airline ryanair has been criticised for failing to remove a passenger from a flight, after the racial abuse of a woman in her 70s. let's hear a bit of what happened on the plane. the man then becomes racially abusive, shouting a string of expletives that we can't broadcast. the video has been viewed more than 7.5 million times on social media. david lawrence filmed
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it on his phone. i was expecting to see the cavalry turn up, the police, to escort him off the flight. for him to be arrested, charged, locked up, everything. as i often see happen to other passengers who do this. none of that was done. he was allowed to travel to his destination. ryanair has now reported the incident to police but it's faced calls for a boycott for the way it handled the situation. here's mr lawrence on how the cabin crew reacted. all the support seemed to be in favour of this man. the young cabin crew, they were young, they seemed inexperienced and they eventually moved the woman to another seat. and he thanked the cabin crew from moving
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her and said he was all right now. rya nair has responded. "we operate strict guidelines and we will not tolerate unruly behaviour like this. we will be taking this matter further. disruptive or abusive behaviour like this will result in passengers being banned." the reaction online has been massive. here's newsbeat‘s shiona mccallum. this viral video has been shared nearly 5 million times on facebook. that was filmed by a fellow passenger, a guy called david lawrence. he said he filmed it because he knew the power of social media. as soon as he posted it on there people across the world started sharing it and many people quite angry as well because they felt ryanair had not really done anything. what has been the response from ryanair, have we heard from them yet?
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ryanair say that police in essex are dealing with it and that is because the flight was going from barcelona to london sta nsted. which is in essex. and also we got a short statement from them, they say they will not tolerate unruly behaviour like this. and the woman herself, obviously she was with her daughter, she must be terribly distraught? she has spoken today, this happened on friday. today she said she had not actually slept since. she says she has been depressed, she is really worried about what is going to happen. and she was understandably extremely emotional. and what about the man in question because of course this was happening, it was not in the uk, where do we stand legally? there is no black or white answer as to whether or not he will be charged and that is because there are two jurisdictions at play. this happened in barcelona, they were boarded the flight and headed for sta nsted. so police in essex are involved but of course ryanair is an irish company so various different things to weigh up and we will see what happens.
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do we know about any kind of kickback from the public, has there been any action to boycott ryanair for example? people have been angry on social media as this video has been shared multiple times. but so far no official action. don't forget to head for our website. you can get much more detail on all the stories we've been covering on back to our top story — the murder of jamal khashoggi. the case is not entirely without precedence. a string of suspected saudi abductions of dissident princes in the past few years and the killing ofjamal khashoggi may point to a pattern of disappearances. bbc arabic‘s hanan razek has this special report. he entered the saudi consulate here in istanbul, never to return.
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i have spoken to some ofjamal's friends here in istanbul and they told me that, in the months leading up to his disappearance, he felt increasingly under the watch of saudi authorities, authorities that have reportedly made their critics abroad disappear in recent years. it would seem people like khashoggi have plenty to fear. last year, a bbc arabic documentary investigated for months detailed allegations about the saudi monarchy abducting three dissident princes living abroad. they were all critics of the ruling elite. the documentary featured khalid bin farhan, another
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saudi prince who became critical of the royal family. after speaking out, he has since claimed asylum in germany. one of them, prince turki bin sultan, was offered a private jet by the saudi consulate in paris to take him to cairo. we understand from staff who were on board the jet that it took him to riyadh instead. the fates of all three princes are still unknown and the saudi government declined to comment. after the disappearance of khashoggi, we reached out to prince khalid again. last year, jamal khashoggi left
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saudi to live in self—imposed exile. before the disappearance, he was in istanbul, getting ready to be married to his turkish fiance. i went to meet a film—maker who was working on a documentary with khashoggi before he went missing. over the last year, khashoggi wrote for the washington post about
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crown prince mohammad bin salman's waves of arrests of his critics. this is a man who did not claim to be an opponent, he did not want regime change, he didn't want to have a revolution in saudi arabia. all he wanted for the world to put pressure on mohammad bin salman to stop doing some of the things he's been doing. the day before khashoggi disappeared, he tweeted about the arrest of a columnist, which took place a year ago. his friends here told me he was particularly emotional about their arrest, saying that there oppression was becoming unbearable. his last washington post article published after his disappearance was about the need for freedom of expression in the arab world. but in a place for even royal family
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members are not immune to being disappeared, it could he have paid the ultimate price for this freedom? and we will continue to monitor any updates on that story. to brazil now, where the far—right presidential frontrunner, jair bolsonaro, has threatened to cleanse brazil of what he called corrupt elements of the left—wing workers party if he wins next sunday's election. he made the threat in a videolink to supporters in sao paolo. here's some footage of that particular statement. translation: the household will be much bigger. if this band wants to stay here, it has to submit to our laws. either you leave or it is prison. these red margins will be banished from our homeland. this is the latest from reuters. they say jair bolsonaro has a clear lead in the polls — with the most recent survey giving him 57% against his left wing
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rival fernando haddad's 43%. this is a tweet from bloomberg reporter david biller — "the portuguese translation of "how democracies die" has become the top—selling book on amazon's local website, 6 days before #brazil‘s election." let's ask the bbc‘s camilla coasta about that — she's live in sao paulo for us. why are people buying this book? many people especially on the left have accused him of having an authoritarian rhetoric and discourse so authoritarian rhetoric and discourse so this book has been circulating quite widely especially on social media. people have been referring to ita media. people have been referring to it a lot and saying they find signs in his discourse that a possible
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government of his would—be authoritarian. we know mr bolsonaro is controversial but this kind of rhetoric has he said anything this outlandish before? he has quite a history of controversial statements and even radical statements. a couple of weeks ago during a campaign and before he was stabbed ata campaign and before he was stabbed at a political rally he did say that they were going to shoot the people from the workers party. he later claimed that this was a joke. in the past few weeks and especially now that we are one week before the second round of elections, his rhetoric to have gone up a notch, seems to be a bit more radical. for a country with a recent memory military dictatorship this must be of major concern? his declaration has had repercussions, especially in
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the media and between specialists and pundits but in brazil this point the headlines have been focused on a declaration by his son, congressman bolsonaro who said in a video published in july bolsonaro who said in a video published injuly but previously ignored, suggested that the supreme court was ill would be quite easy to close down. many people, this video has again surfaced and many people have been talking about it. supreme court justices have have been talking about it. supreme courtjustices have already been talking about that. mr bolsonaro and his son said the video is no reason for a fuss and that he was not actually saying the supreme court should be closed down four. but still this has caused quite a lot of concern. as always, make you very much. there's just over two weeks to go until the midterm elections
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in the united states which determine whether republicans or democrats will hold power in congress. things are ramping up... president trump will be shoring up support in houston later. over in las vegas, former president barack obama has been speaking. we have seen that play before and people got cynical and republicans in power want you to feel cynical. they want you not to vote. instead of addressing the challenges that exist they exploit some of the history that we have in this country, of racial and ethnic and religious divisions and they try
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to get people angry. and they appealed to try and to fear and try to put one group against the other. they tell us order and security is going to be restored as long as we do not let those people take over. the people who do not look like us or sound like us or pray like we do. this dark talking about real americans as if some of us are not real americans. it is an old playbook. and you see the closer we get to election day the more you're seeing folks resort to that. in a healthy democracy that kind of stuff does not work. because what happens is people of goodwill in both parties start calling out bigots and fear mongers and work to get things done, practical solutions. fear mongers and work to get things
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done, practicalsolutions. caucus sta rts done, practicalsolutions. caucus starts kicking in. but when there is a vacuum in our democracy, when we do not bode, when we take our rights for granted, when we turn the other way to politics because we think it is ugly and messy and do not want to hear it, that is when the voices fill in the void, other voices. demigods start promising simple fixes to complicated albums. they promised to fight for the little guy and then turn around and they're helping corporations and billionaires and the most powerful do their bidding. no place to take on corruption and theyjust plunder away and they start undermining some of the institutions essential to our democracy. they make it harderfor young people and minorities and the poor to vote. barack 0bama there who has just begun speaking in poor to vote. barack 0bama there who hasjust begun speaking in las vegas. they are all out in the
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campaign trail. president trump also due in houston later and we will continue to monitor everything that is going on in the mid—term elections, which are just two weeks ago —— just two weeks away. let's go to a remote island in the south pacific where super—sized mice are killing millions of seabird chicks. these images show mice attacking a nest. according to a study from the royal society for the protection of birds, the mice have learned to eat the eggs and chicks of the birds, threatening some rare species with extinction. and this distressing image is the result of that attack. this is happening on gough island — their home. it's a remote uk overseas territory considered to be one of the world's most important seabird colonies. the study says that without action,
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the endangered tristan albatross is likely to go extinct. here's the report author, dr alex bond, with more. so we have known the problem of mice on gough over the last 25 years and what we have done is finally put a number on it. we did that by looking at the breeding success, how many chicks to each pair of sea birds successfully raise over year. we compare that to similar species on predator free islands to see what the difference would be. and what is the difference? it is quite considerable, isn't it? it is. so in the month of the year across about half of the sea bird species, there are 22 breeding species, we only looked at ten. the mice were taking about 1.7 million chicks a year and that is out of about 4 million breeding pairs for the
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so quite substantial. 1.7 million, what does that mean for any endangered species there? gough is home to a variety of species that occur nowhere else in the world. species like the tristan albatross, the atlantic petrol, the finch. these species, for some of them, they have essentially zero breeding success. and that for several years in a row, they had not been able to produce any young that have survived. and essentially that threatens them with extinction. these could be, some of them, extinct within the next ten or 15 years. these were mice brought over in the 19th century by sailors, mice running aboard, coming onto the island. in terms of the way they have adapted, why have the birds not been able to adapt and defend themselves? for a mouse their generation time is really quick. so between breeding periods, a year at most. for sea birds like an albatross, it is more 60 years. the evolutionary steps required to produce that behaviour are often very slow so the birds have not yet
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adapted to the behaviour. sea birds breed on these islands offshore because they are predator free. gough has no native land mammals. so when something does arrive it takes them hundreds of thousands of years to have the behavioural differences to deal with it. then talk is through what measures you are going to do, to introduce, to get rid of these mice? the rspb has planned an eradication campaign for the southern winter of 2020. and that will entail hiring a ship from south africa, putting on some helicopters, and some poisoned bait. the helicopters will fly over the island, a very intricate and planned way. covering the entire island twice with this preventicide. and that will get rid of the mice. it sounds improbable, but this is a common tool that we use in conservation and it has been successful in over 700
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islands worldwide so we are quite confident of success here. you have to be careful because these mice, they are big, aren't they? 50% larger than normal mice. yes, so a mouse on gough can weigh maybe 30 grams, 35 grams whereas those here in the uk might be 17 or 18 grams. this is one of the adaptations that the mice as evolved. to prey effectively on these large sea birds. it may seem unpleasant for the mice to be wiped out but of course it is necessary. and that project will ta ke necessary. and that project will take place in 2020 so of course we will keep you posted. more about that online. and if you would like to get in touch on any of our stories, do go to the website. in the meantime, goodbye. some quite big changes to come in
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the weather across the uk in the week ahead. last weekend we had 20 celsius. by next weekend we could be looking at scenes more like this with some snow showers across some of the higher ground in the north. and a markedly colder story for all of us with a biting northerly wind. at the moment we are under the influence of high—pressure which is bringing air in from the atlantic. but by the end of the week, this weather front starts to slide down and we switch around those isobars. the air is coming from the arctic and we really will notice that change. on tuesday we are in relatively mild air. somewhat
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weather across scotland through the day. elsewhere a lot of dry weather and the best sunshine towards the south and east. we could see up to 17 degrees in aberdeen in shelter. windy on tuesday with tightly packed isobars. the high is still with us on into wednesday. the wind becoming lighter. another fine weather around. some sunny spells and temperatures in the mid—teens. wednesday into thursday, very little changing. still under the influence of high—pressure. elsewhere some light wind, quite chilly start but sunny spells from most areas and temperatures around average for the time of year. but this weather front
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is going to change everything going into friday, weatherfront, the cold airdigging down into friday, weatherfront, the cold air digging down behind it. moving through this arctic air mass. and we factor in that wind as well because they will be screaming down from the north. the change in wind direction and arrival of the cold air will mean very and arrival of the cold air will mean very different feeling to friday than we have used to. temperatures feeling closer to freezing. and showers getting pushed down as well on the northerly wind. on into the weekend, that northerly wind with us. cold air down into the continent. some wintry showers possible. for many a lot of sunshine, but the big difference how much colder it feels. so strong northerly wind from the breed the defining factor of the weekend ahead and of course much lower
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temperatures. into this time next week we start of with that northerly flow but eventually we see the atla ntic flow but eventually we see the atlantic taking over once again. no pressure squeezing into the south of the uk and around those we will learn some milder air. so the cold snap relatively short lived. and then we move into some milder but more unsettled weather and longer spells of rain as we look further ahead. president trump says he remains unsatisfied with saudi arabia's
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explanation for the death of jamal khashoggi. as new images emerge of thejournalist, the president says he's confident more evidence will be unearthed about his murder. we will know very soon. we have tremendously talented people that do this stuff very well, they're coming back tonight, tomorrow and i will know very soon, and i am not satisfied with what i've heard. we'll be live in riyadh, as pressure grows on the saudi government. also tonight... theresa may tells mps a deal to leave the eu is 95% agreed, but the issue of the northern ireland border remains unresolved. the fate of the port vital to the people of yemen, a country already ravaged by three years of war. the united nations has warned that if fighting closes this
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