welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories: new detail on the murder of the journalist jamal khashogggi. a turkish prosecutor says he was strangled as soon as he entered the saudi consulate. with the us mid—term elections less than a week away, president trump puts himself at the centre of the campaign. more than 90% of the world's children are breathing toxic air, according to a new study by the world health organization. the amazing story of how a spinal implant that's helped three paralysed men walk again. hello to you. authorities in turkey have been giving their first official account of how the saudi journalist and government criticjamal khashogggi met his death.
the prosecutor in istanbul now says he was strangled immediately after he entered the saudi consulate in istanbul four weeks ago. his body was then dismembered, and in the words of the prosecutor, destroyed, in line with plans made in advance. the bbc‘s mark lowen reports from istanbul. his murder has captivated and shocked, drawn demands for justice and shaken relations with saudi arabia. now the truth is emerging about jamal khashoggi's end after entering its istanbul consulate. it comes as saudi arabia's public prosecutor leaves after fruitless talks here. turkish sources saying he was more interest in learning what evidence they had. in a statement, his turkish counterpart said no concrete results were achieved, and confirmed for the first time details of the murder. "jamal khashoggi was choked to death immediately after entering the consulate general of saudi arabia in istanbul", it reads.
"the victim's body was dismembered and destroyed following his death by suffocation." so mr khashoggi's remains may never be found, though turkish officials have been digging in this istanbul forest for traces. the saudis still haven't said where they were disposed of. the turkish authorities are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of cooperation by saudi arabia as to what really went on here. riyadh has now rejected turkey's extradition request for the 18 saudis arrested there. so that is what has driven today's statement, anger at a sense of a cover—up by the saudi state. turkey wants its western allies to toughen their line. today, jeremy hunt defended his response, but said britain needed considered action given commercial ties with riyadh. the khashoggi murder is incredibly shocking, and i made it very clear that if the press stories were true, and it appears increasingly likely
that they are true, then what happened would be completely contrary to our values. forjamal khashoggi fiance, hatice cengiz, seen here on their way to the consulate, every detail brings more heartbreak. she told the bbc of the little solace she can take. layers of the truth in this story are being unwrapped, but what lies at the core, staining the saudi kingdom, may never be exposed. mark lowen, bbc news, istanbul. just six days now until the mid—term elections in the us and for many, the political battles
for congressional seats are as much about local issues as national concerns. president trump himself is not on the ballot next tuesday. however, many voters clearly see it as a referendum on him, and his schedule included a rally in florida this evening. ii rallies in eight states altogether in support of republican candidates. in fort myers a short while ago, he again lauded his own achievements and once more talked of an end to automatic citizenship for migrants born on american soil. congress has never passed a law requiring birthright citizenship for illegal aliens, and the constitution does not... i say that to the media.. does not require it, read it, because illegal aliens are not subject to the jurisdiction of the united states. cheering the president in fort myers.
democratic hopes of winning one or even both houses of congress rest partly on suburban women, alienated perhaps by president trump's rhetoric. in states such as newjersey they are mobilizing, but enough to make a difference in the ballot box? the bbc‘s nick bryant has been finding out. it's in the suburbs of america's major cities that the battle for the house of representatives is being fought. residential havens like the 11th district of newjersey, where this time of year, the houses are festooned with lanterns and the lawns are studded with placards. really heavy. let's try to lift one. amidst all the pumpkin, and emergent pink wave of female activists who've never before been involved in politics. erin chung used to work with the trump organisation, but now heads up a women's group trying to turn this republican seat democrat. across—the—board, democrat turn this republican seat democrat.
across—the—boa rd, democrat and republican women are sick of his misogynistic comments about women, their sick of the way he treats women as second—class citizens and they're willing to do something about it. president trump remains popular among blue—collar voters who made him popular. amongst more affluent voters, amongst more highly educated voters, and especially amongst female voters. democrats gathered to canvass this neighbourhood, three quarters of the volu nteers neighbourhood, three quarters of the volunteers were women. there are three people here that we need to talk to. eleanor segal comes from a republican family and has voted republican family and has voted republican in the past. but not this time. you're saying you're angry? very angry. does trump anger you? does trump anger me? i think i've gotten past that. it's beyond anger. he motivates me. before the navy let me fly one of these, i had to pass a lot of tests. the democrats are fielding a record
number of female candidates. here it's mikie sherrill, a former navy helicopter pilot. at a time when the party is moving to the left, they've tried to field moderates in these republican held seats. you get the job done. but this race, like so many others, is close, and that this republican rally for their congressional candidate, female voters were untroubled by the president's often insulting behaviour towards women. untroubled by the president's often insulting behaviour towards womenlj have insulting behaviour towards women.” have no problem with donald trump, i love donald trump and that's why i'm here today. i support him 100%. suburban women are supposed to be deserting donald trump? they're not asking suburban women, they're not asking me, i'm not, i support the president. pink wave or not, this election looks like reinforcing the realignment of american politics, where democratic strength is concentrated in the cities and their suburbs and president trump's america lies beyond. nick bryant,
bbc news, newjersey. joining us now is our correspondent chris buckler, who's in hernando, mississippi, where he's been meeting americans preparing to cast their vote. what's the latest from there? yeah, it's very different from what you we re it's very different from what you were hearing from nick. i get the sense in some ways you have trump country and you have the rest. certainly here in mississippi, where there are a great deal of criticism, christians, this is one of the most religious states in america, if not the most religious state, and lots of evangelicals and support president trump. they recognise sometimes he has failings or what they call floors as far as his personal life goes, sometimes they get worried about the kind of aggressive language he can use, but fundamentally they believe in some of the policies he is pushing. if you look at the whole supreme court i’ow you look at the whole supreme court row that was happening about brett kavanaugh, row that was happening about brett kava naugh, they ultimately row that was happening about brett kavanaugh, they ultimately supported president trump in that because they
believe the issues about abortion are things that they believe in, they feel that that right to life is something that president trump might well defend. ambos kind of fundamental christian values play really well here as opposed to in the cities, in new york, in new jersey and in those urban areas. like it or not, the president really is in like it or not, the president really isina like it or not, the president really is in a way on the ballot for many people? yeah. technically not a candidate, but this is in some ways a referendum on donald trump. of course, he's been out again at yet another rally, this time in florida and one of many coming up to the mid—term elections. he is on the road and he is campaigning extremely hard, as if he was a candidate in itself, because in some ways the republican party no he will win it oi’ republican party no he will win it or lose it for them, and control of congress, as we've mentioned so many times before, is so very important. he again is bringing up those core issues he believes plays to his
base, again tonight talking about immigration, about sending troops to the border, even suggesting the troops could rise to 15,000, such the believes is the threat from those coming in the caravan of migrants up to the us mexico border. of course, there doesn't mean maxime to be any threat at the moment and attribute the deployment won't last as long as by the time the caravan of migrants arrive. it seems politics is being played here in everything donald trump says and everything donald trump says and everything he does. talking about the caravan, chris, just briefly, it won't arrive, if it arrives at all, until weeks after the election but somehow it's become an issue?m certainly has. the interesting thing from talking to people is that they seem concerned about it. they do seem concerned about it. they do seem to be buying into the rhetoric, certainly from the point of view of core republicans, those who are at the base. but there are some candidates in areas where it's
intentionally quite tight between republicans and democrats, and they're worried president trump's words could backfire on them. we'll only know on tuesday night, election night. nick -- chris buckler in mississippi, thank you very much. let's get some of the day's other news. with its alliance with saudi arabia under pressure over the khashogggi murder, the united states has called for a ceasefire in yemen. the us secretary of state and the defence secretary have urged the saudi—led coalition to end airstrikes there within 30 days. three years of a proxy war has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis. the pressure group human rights watch claims that sexual abuse against women in north korea is so common that it has become part of ordinary life. human rights watch interviewed 5a women and eight former party officials who have recently defected from north korea. they said unwanted sexual contact and violence is pervasive in the secretive state and there are few ways to report it. france has begun a national investigation into the number of babies being born with missing arms or hands. an inquiry closed just weeks ago but another 11 cases have now
emerged in the eastern region of ain. officials say results will be known in about three months. emergency teams in indonesia believe they've picked up underwater signals from the data recorder of the lion air plane that went down on monday with 189 people on board. the boeing 737 crashed shortly after ta ke—off from jakarta. no survivors have been found. lion air's technical director has been sacked. a study by the world health 0rganization has found that poisonous air is having a devastating impact on billions of children around the world, damaging their intelligence and leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths. the study found that more than 90% of the world's young people — 1.8 billion children — are breathing toxic air — and storing up a public health time bomb for the next generation. devina gupta reports from india.
i am in new delhi, at the heart of the world's fastest growing economy, but the air that i am breathing is filled with dust and smoke. you can see the blanket of smog on the government buildings behind me. the main reason for that is farmers burn crops doubled to prepare the ground for the next sowing season around this time of year. the winds pick up the pollutants, which get locked in the city's air. adding to that is the regular pollution and the festive season and the fireworks burnt, which worsens the air quality. doctors say it's like smoking a0 cigarettes a day. when you cannot see is the particulate matter pm2.5 that enters lungs when you breathe this air, causing a burning sensation and irritation in the eyes. according to the world health 0rganization, india is home to 11 such polluted cities. around 19 million people in delhi
alone are breathing this air, leading to respiratory diseases. but masks are being sold to prevent inhaling the toxic air. 0n the other hand, many are choosing to stay at home, leading to a major economic impact on businesses. the citizens of the country are starting a social media movement, #arighttobreathe. they hope the government will take strong steps like shutting down factories and stopping construction work as the situation worsens. devina gupta, bbc news, new delhi. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: from hairspray to the baltimore museum of art. cult directorjohn waters talks about exhibiting his provocative artwork and why he enjoys ridiculing the art world. indira gandhi, ruler of the world's largest democracy, died today. 0nly yesterday, she'd spoken of dying in the service of her country and said, "i would be proud of it. "every drop of my
blood will contribute "to the growth of this nation." after 46 years of unhappiness, these two countries have concluded a chapter of history. no more suspicion, no more fear, no more uncertainty of what each day might bring. booster ignition and lift—off of discovery with a crew of six astronaut heroes and one american legend. well, enjoying the show is right. this is beautiful. a milestone in human history. born today, this girl in india is the seven billionth person on the planet. this is bbc news.
the latest headlines: turkey has said that the journalist jamal khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the saudi consulate in istanbul nearly a month ago. us president donald trump has kicked off a whirlwind tour of the country in fort meyers, florida as campaigning for the crucial midterms enters the final week in what's being seen as referendum on the president. a man who was told he would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair has walked again thanks to new research by scientists in switzerland. the 30—year—old, who was left paralysed after a martial arts accident, but an implant attached to his spine boosts the signals from his brain to his legs. against expectations some of his damaged nerves seem to have regrown. the researchers hope to test the system in the uk and other parts of the world within three years, as science correspondent pallab ghosh explains. meet the men who were once paralysed. their remarkable recovery is due to a pioneering new technique developed in switzerland. david david mzee said he'd never walk again.
now, among the foothills of the alps, he is able to travel more than half a mile. an implant around his spine has changed his life. to me, it means a lot. i think you've got to try to do the impossible, to make the possible possible. i'm surprised over and over again when we really get there. it's a lot of fun, and it feels very good. this is david training with his implant a year ago. ‘stim on‘ means it's turned on. when it's turned off, he can't move. back on, and he continues to walk. nerves in the spinal—cord send signals from the brain to the legs. some people are paralysed when they're damaged through injury. in most cases, there's still a small signal, but it's too weak to create movement. the implant boosts the signal, enabling david to walk. not only that, the restored movement seems to repair some of the damaged nerves. and here's the result. david walks eight paces with the implant turned off.
what was very unexpected was the spinal—cord repair that we have observed. and we need to understand the underlying mechanism. what we have observed in animal model is that it seems that nerve fibres are growing again, that they are reconnecting the brain to the spinal—cord. david had his implant inserted by one of switzerland's leading neurosurgeons. he was paralysed for seven years, a chronic case. i've been working in the neuroscience now for a long time, and i know that when you have a spinal—cord injury, after a while, if there is no progress, it will remain like this. so what i noticed for the first time is a change, even in a chronic state, and that's, for me, something completely new. outside of the lab, in the real world, it's much harderfor david. without his electrical stimulation,
he can only walk a few paces, so it's far away from being a cure. but the research does demonstrate that paralysis can be reversed, at least to some degree. the big question is by how much. sebastian had a cycling accident. before he came to work with the swiss team, he had no movement in his legs. the engineers here are sending pulses of electricity to specific parts of his spine to see which leg muscles they control. within a week, the team are able to calculate the timing and sequence of electrical pulses to support the signals from sebastien‘s brain to enable him to regain movement. he adapted this bike, which is powered mostly by his hand movements, but also his legs. such a feeling of freedom. everything is working together, and that helps you to be healthy for the rest of the day, the rest of the week and the rest of your life. gertjan was knocked over by a car seven years ago.
he was found by passers—by, lying unconscious on the roadside. when he came to, on the day of his birthday, his doctors told him that he'd be paralysed for the rest of his life. well, i always dreamed of walking again, and now this dream is almost there. stim on. robotic voice: 0k. start message send to implant. david is the first patient to have benefited from the treatment. he can't keep the stimulation on all the time because it's too uncomfortable for long periods. the system isn't ready yet for everyday use. researchers say in the journal nature they hope to improve it, and plan to test it in the us and europe in three years' time. pallab ghosh, bbc news, lausanne. mention the directorjohn waters and movies hairspray or pink flamingos probably come to mind. but when he's not behind the camera the baltimore native is also an artist. not to anyone's surprise,
his works push the envelope using photographs, sculptures and video. over 160 pieces are now on display at the baltimore museum of art. he's been speaking to us about the exhibit. music. everybody knows that contemporary art can be witty. but can it be funny? and i think it can be funny and still be real and still be good. indecent kind of goes along with some of the pieces in here and my sense of humour and my whole reputation. yes, they can be vulgar, but there could be bad taste in art and be funny. and there could be good and all contemporary art uses a little bad taste i think because contemporary art's job is to wreck the movement that came right before it. i loved ike and tina turner when they were together —
i know that that's bad to say because he was horrible with her and she could've killed him and she would have gotten off with the jury. however, i saw them one day together when i was young and they looked exactly like this. she was so good. so, i got the idea of controlling and how often stars are made by one person that's obsessive and orders their every move. i mean, theirfirst song when she did a letter to ike, she said, "you control every movement". and he did. my favourite — one of the collectors that have "play date", which is the michaeljackson and manson, she said she keeps in her closet to scare her grandchildren, and i love that. you know, there is a thin line between funny and horrifying. and that one is that line, yes. i think in the middle of the night it's probably kind of creepy in here for the night watchman to walk past there. it's a collaborative process but i use people to help me make these, too. you know, i would say i'm not like demi moore in ghost in a pottery wheel sitting there crafting off, you know.
i had many people help me. certainly, the guy that made chucky helped me make the michaeljackson and manson one. and then i work from the very beginning with each process with pictures and how they're going to be and hair and everything. but i certainly have help just like the movie, just like a movie. the craft is not enough any more. it's all the ideas. i take images from other people's movies and put them in different order, tell a whole new narrative that none of the directors of the movie originally had in mind. how many notice the detail that lana turner, the director always held her exit from a scene one beat too long and i think it's because the women wanted to see the back of her costumes and the men wanted to see her rear end. all art is mistakes in a way. so, certainly in photography, mine is taken with real film in the dark like a crazed fan or pirate taking pictures of my own movies.
the indian prime minister narendra modi has inaugurated the world's largest statue. the 182 metre figure, known as the statue of unity, is twice the size of the statue of liberty in new york. it portrays sardar patel, who played a key role in unifying india after independence in 19117. however there have been protests over the cost of the statue and local communities are demanding compensation for the land used. the duke and duchess of sussex have officially wrapped up their whirlwind two week tour of the south pacific, their first official overseas trip as a married couple. their last destination was new zealand where they were given a maori welcome. in total, the couple had 76 engagements during their 16—day tour which also included australia, tonga and fiji. prince harry said the pair have had a "great" trip — which of course included the announcement the duke and duchess are expecting theirfirst child. and before we go, take a look at these dogs muscling in on the halloween action.
less scary and more cuddly, the dogs were taking part in the wuffstock halloween party at the morris animal inn in newjersey. putting the pooch in a halloween getup is part of a national trend, with more than 30 million people expected to dress up their dogs this year. the national retail federation in america said that spending on pet costumes alone is expected to reach $1180 million this year. and that menus again, and donald trump has been speaking at a in florida, at the first in his campaign appearances in the run—up to the mid—term elections, just over the democratic a week away. he said the democratic judges had no policy but to resist his vision to the united states. he will hold a little more rallies in support of republican candidates. that is all for now. thank you very
much. hello there. many parts of the country had a largely dry halloween evening, but the rain has begun to pep up across central and eastern areas. through the night, these weather fronts will affect much of the central and eastern side of the uk. further west, light winds and clear skies mean it will be a chilly start to this morning with some frost for northern ireland, mist and fog in western scotland. further south and east, because of more cloud rain, it will be a milder start with temperatures 7—10 degrees. this morning will be a soggy one through central and eastern areas. some of the rain will be heavy through the morning. but the band of rain heads east, becoming confined to the very far southeast. brighter skies to the west will filter through some areas. a few showers in western scotland, where there will be wind chill in the high ground, as their air will be cool. still fairly mild in the south and south—east, temperatures 11—12 at best. heading into friday, this ridge of high pressure means
a fine start of the day, but to the west we see this deep area of low pressure, it is actually ex—hurricane 0scar. it will be a chilly start to friday, with fog and mist around. lengthy spells of sunshine. later in the day, it goes downhill towards the west. increasing wind and rain. temperature—wise, double figures for many of us, just about, in the afternoon. not to bad given the sunshine. —— too. this deep area of low pressure skirts past the north—west of the uk. it will some very windy weather friday night and saturday across the northern half the country, with a band of rain affecting northern ireland, scotland, and into western parts of england and wales. but many parts of eastern england, the south—east, should see dry all day, with good spells of sunshine. a gusty day across the board with very windy conditions in the northwest. potentially disruptive wind gusts of 60 miles an hour. but temperature—wise in the mid—teens celsius across the board. ex—hurricane 0scar clears northwards saturday night into sunday. we look to this next area of low pressure which will push up into the south.
this will be not as intense as we expect on saturday, but could bring windy weather to the south—west corner with outbreaks of rain across a good portion of england and wales. some heavy in the south—west. sunshine for scotland and northern ireland with lighter winds there. temperatures 12—14 degrees. so yes, the weekend will be mild, especially on saturday. windy at times on saturday. gales in places. some rain around but also some sunshine. this is bbc news, the headlines: authorities in turkey have given their first official account of how they believe the saudi writer and government criticjamal khashoggi was murdered. they said he was strangled immediately after he entered the saudi consulate in istanbul four weeks entered the saudi consulate in istanbulfour weeks ago. entered the saudi consulate in istanbul four weeks ago. they say his body was destroyed and dismembered in plans made in advance. president trump has been speaking at a rally in florida in the first in a string of campaign appearances in the run—up to the mid—term elections. he told his supporters that the democrat challengers had no policy other than to resist his vision for america. in the next six days he'll hold eleven more rallies to support republican candidates.
swiss doctors say three partially—paralysed people have been able to walk again using an electrical spinal implant. the doctors say the device they developed gets the patient‘s brains to send signals to their legs, helping some of them walk for about a kilometre. just gone to 30 a.m. . you're up to date on the