tv Outside Source BBC News August 13, 2019 9:00pm-10:00pm BST
hello, i'm nuala mcgovern, this is outside source. more violence at hong kong's international airport. police used batons and pepper spray against pro—democracy protesters who occupied the terminal building. for the second day in a row, most flights have been cancelled. protesters say they‘ re fearful of infiltrators — earlier they held a man they suspected of being an undercover police officer. we'll bring you right up to date. also on outside source — britain's borisjohnson is promised a trade deal with the us after brexit — but what price will it have to pay the trump administration? scientists say ebola may soon be "preventable and treatable". we'll report on two drugs that have significantly improved survival rates. and... we'll hear from the teenage climate activist greta thunberg who's getting ready to sail across the atlantic to attend a climate summit in new york.
tensions have continued to escalate in hong kong where one of the world's biggest airports hong kong international has been brought to a standstill by a huge gathering of protesters for the second day. flights were cancelled, check in services suspended and demonstrators barricaded access to departure gates with luggage trolleys before riot police moved in to disperse the crowds. these are the latest pictures. this is the moment police moved into one of the terminals. there were violent clashes,
including this one — where a policeman is attacked by protesters. and you can see here — at one point, he pulls out his gun. this has also come in to the newsroom — you can see young protesters mobbing a man they suspected was an undercover policeman — they've zip—tied his hands together. he was later carried to an ambulance. the editor of china's global times, a nationalist tabloid newspaper, says the man who was tied up is one of his reporters. "i affirm this man being tied in this video is the reporter himself. he has no other task except for reporting". protesters have accused the police of being heavy handed. many wore bloodied eye—patches in solidarity with a young protester who was injured in her right eye during a violent police
crackdown over the weekend. joshua wong is an activist leader — the bbc spoke to him earlier, now it's not a great line to hong hong — but here's what he said. why people need to protest, it's because we are still asking for fundamental rights and that enjoyed by date people in the last century. we just went by date people in the last century. wejust went our by date people in the last century. we just went our own government instead of being managed by communist authorities. hundreds of flights have been disrupted. some of the protesters held signs apologising to passengers for the inconvenience caused by their demonstrations and chanted "sorry". this is what they delayed passengers made of it. i need to need to see my family. they say they are here because this
is their last resort because police cannot touch them here, but how about us? how about us? we are like hostages, we want to go. it's our honeymoon, yes, it's been a little bit of the rubbish ending. hong kong's chief executive carrie lam has warned protesters they're pushing the city into an abyss. so, here i ask everyone again, put aside our dissident —— differences and calm down. take a minute to look at our city, our home. can we dare to push it into the abyss and see it smashed to pieces? she was also repeatedly asked if she was able to make decisions independently of the central government in beijing. well, actually... this question has been answered on previous occasions. but you've a dated this question on numerous occasions. it comes as china's state media has released images of troops
massing on the border. this footage shows convoys of paramilitary police gathering in the border city of shen—zhen. one communist party newspaper has warned protesters that if they can't read this signal — they're asking for destruction. so what might china do next? here's steve tsang, the director of the china institute at london's soas university. i think ithink in i think in the course of the last week, the chinese government has substantially toughened its provisions on hong kong. it started when they talked about the events in hong kong as a change in policy. so when we see trips for example at the border city, what do you think their next move may be? i think at this stage, the deployment of the
people's armed police units across the boy from hong kong is mainly to send a signal to demonstrate in hong kong and intimidate them. i don't think they are quite ready to deploy them into hong kong yet. they are still having scope to escalate the use of force by the hong kong police. and i think they would try that and if that failed, then i think they may potentially look at escalating and sending in chinese security forces. we are looking at an escalatory spiral. the demonstrators are raising the game in terms of occupying the airport and then trying to get more attention. the chinese government is now in the position step by entrenching its ha rd—line now in the position step by entrenching its hard—line position and let the 70 —— 70th anniversary that the founding of people's republic coming up on ist of october, i think they will try to
make sure they can clear the demonstrators away from hong kong before the big celebratory date. and we can now speak to shubhangi kitchloo, a holidaymaker who is stuck in hong kong airport and witnessed today's events. thank you very much forjoining us. i understand you're from india trying to make your way, but stuck at the airport to talk as to where you're trying to go and how long you've been stuck at the airport. so i arrived yesterday and i had a ﬂight i arrived yesterday and i had a flight scheduled at about 9:50 a:m., it had already been delayed for about an hour it had already been delayed for aboutan hourand it had already been delayed for about an hour and a half. and then they got rescheduled today, in the evening, but i decided i didn't want to ta ke evening, but i decided i didn't want to take that flight, so i try to book an earlier flight that's leaving in about another four hours. soi leaving in about another four hours. so i had been in the airport for about more than 12 hours. where are you trying to get to? i'm heading
towards bangkok. ok, i know they're very busy airport. and today, we saw some pictures that i was showing a review risk a major been there and what have you seen today when it comes to the protesters and the police? so, it's been around next. the earlier terminal i was in, which was terminal to do, it was clear. there was not as there were a few protesters and they blocked out the immigration, but because they blocked off immigration, we could and checked into ourflights. so everybody was completely delayed because of that. but once i moved to terminal one, which is where my ﬂight terminal one, which is where my flight mining cannot then select a section that was really busy and this is where the riot police came twice. the protesters were just trying to trying to talk to taurus and keep everyone calm and apologising and giving out food and drinks to different people and also hand—outs talking about why they we re hand—outs talking about why they were protesting. they were trying to
help people connect to wi—fi as well. so, i hope you're able to get out and thank you for speaking to les. a few more hours until you actually get away, but thank you for speaking to us. britain and the us are discussing a partial trade deal that would take effect on i november, the day after brexit, according to the white house. yesterday america's national security advisor said the uk is first in line for a new trade deal after brexit. during his visit to the uk john bolton went as far as saying the us would support the uk leaving the eu without a deal, if that's what britain wanted. but today, boris johnson suggested it isn't. they are all sorts of opportunities we have to open up trade with the us. but that also gets for countries around the world, but you're right, the single biggest deal we need to do isa the single biggest deal we need to do is a free—trade agreement with our friends do is a free—trade agreement with ourfriends and do is a free—trade agreement with our friends and partners over the channel. in my experience, the americans have very tough
negotiators indeed. we will do a great deal with them and it will open up opportunities for uk businesses that are particularly service companies in the us. but, yes, it'll be a tough old haggle but we will get there. while the eu is the uk's largest trading partner, the us is the second largest. but according to one former foreign secretrary, there are still positives to be taken from john bolton's comments. we can warmly welcomed the political priority the us is getting to the trade negotiations with the uk. and it's also very important confession to agree to have these talks sector by sector in order to get some results as early as possible, because a full comprehensive trade negotiation could take years and yea rs. there are concerns over john bolton's suggestion a deal can be arranged sector by sector which we will get on to shortly. but there are also worries over whatjohn bolton wants in return. i think you have to be careful of
someone likejohn i think you have to be careful of someone like john bolton i think you have to be careful of someone likejohn bolton bearing gifts, because this is a very transactional administration, as you know. and they will want something in return. this is notjust here, we love you and will make life easy for you post brexit. there will be requests in return. to find out the risks involved in borisjohnson aligning the uk with the us in a trade deal, i spoke to rob watson. i think the first thing to say is a quick word about the whole trade issue and one has to be incredibly sceptical about it all, and based on the government's of vegas, the previous government figures, about this time last year, government kind of worked out that even a free—trade deal at the us, 15 years from now it on the economy between 0%. compared to estimated losses from the brexit ranging from —2% of gdp all the way
up ranging from —2% of gdp all the way up to about —9%. i think you have to give them that perspective. in terms of risk, it is risky. you would not keep per surprise to hear me say that just like keep per surprise to hear me say thatjust like everything else is country. it's divided and polarised on brexit lines. so those politicians who support brexit and those people who voted for it to by and large like the idea. they do not mind the idea of uk getting close to to the united states, even someone as maverick as the president. of course there is the other half, this politician to think brexit is not at the people who voted against it would say this just shows you, having to get close to the contract administration shows you the dangers of leaving the eu and having to align more closely to a more powerful united states, which could have caused influence on what britain does in terms of foreign policy. i'm also wondering, i think borisjohnson alluded to that type negotiation, and the uk which is a smaller country doesn't have the
backing of the year when he goes into the room to negotiate, butjust how tough would it be for someone like mrjohnson to hammer out a deal with the trump administration? it'll be very tough luck it's that that the biggest economy in the world. so it's a serious player. but it's important to remember if few things. number one, the uk has not been doing trade deals at the last a0 yea rs, doing trade deals at the last a0 years, does not expertise, because that was handled at an eu level. and of course, the eu has a sort of leverage as being a world regulatory superpower with a market of about 600 million people. it's going to be tricky in terms at the mechanic of it all. john bolton has suggested the uk—us trade deal could be agreed sector by sector. but that may not be the case. here's charles grant, director of the pro—eu think tank, the centre for european reform. what bolton is proposing is probably
illegal under the world trade regulation rules, stating that if you do a trade deal involving tariffs, and must apply to substantially all trade between two countries. so the idea you can do it sector by sector does not work, that's why trade deals are not done that's why trade deals are not done that way especially industrial. he's not a trade expertise in geopolitical operator i met ten yea rs geopolitical operator i met ten years ago when he worked for george bush and i think i can say that the three things he hates an equal measure are the eu, and the wto and the united nations he has any international organisation because they can constrain american freedom to work at once. but of course, some of the demand the us will make a britain and the trade agreement such as following us agriculture standards for food safety and plant health and cell line will make it harderfor health and cell line will make it harder for the health and cell line will make it harderfor the uk health and cell line will make it harder for the uk to trade with the eu after brexit. so again it's not a particular problem for him. i think as negotiations between the uk and
us progress on trade, we are going to see it holding out sticks and carrots towards us, the us is a strong operator and trade agreements and gets what it wants by being tough and pursuing interest, it'll make use of the fact that britain post brexit will be in need of a trade deal. so the us will strong—arm us into a trade deal and the way it wants i think. as charles grant said there, moving closer to us regulations means moving further away from eu regulations, and that brings its own risks. here's anna isaac from the wall streetjournal. at the heart of every single round of talks that the us and uk have, albeit informally as they cannot actually strike a trade deal until brexit has fully happened and the uk has quit the eu, it comes down to a very binary choice. between the us and eu regulatory model. that's absolutely crucial, when it comes to the reality of getting a us trade
agreement. in terms of getting political support you need to get it or both houses, for it to be ratified because there is a very strong bipartisan caucus that supports ireland and voices like nancy pelosi, the leader of the opposition in the us, and congress have come forward and said if you agree and try to form a trade agreement and that could create problems on the south border between northern ireland and southern island, we will not let it through. so that you asked eu regulation tension narrow, that choosing a site as it were and a binary set of regulations is going to be crucial for the key going forward. good too happy with that scary. let's first talk about the deal that was floated to —— but sector by sector, what's that about a? as you
heard in the last few interviews, it's something thatjohn bolton has floated while he's been in london, the questions over whether or not is legally possible under wto rules, but i tell what. it's definitely a recognition and there are some difficult sectorial problems that the negotiations have coming up particularly in the area of agriculture, gm foods, the kinds and animal welfare standards. not really standards but the way animals are reared in this country compared to less acceptable in europe. we all heard about chlorinated chicken and harmon's being fed to be in this country where the europeans are like that very much of the uk has signed up that very much of the uk has signed up to that. now the agricultural lobby here is incredibly strong. it's also farmers here getting very badly hurt by china, so this will be seen by agriculture by making up some ground, so they will argue very
ha rd some ground, so they will argue very hard in that area particularly. some ground, so they will argue very hard in that area particularlylj did hard in that area particularly.” did think it was interesting that they mention manufacturing as a positive financial or agriculture which i suppose as adds bigger questions but more tricky to tackle. would a no—deal brexit change the pictures of the us when it comes to making a deal? in a way, it allows the americans to twist the uk arm further at their back. because the uk will be in a more vulnerable position with a no—deal brexit. bear in mind, europe is by far in the way the biggest trading partnerfor the uk at the moment so if it does have a deal, and a pathway to smooth the trading with europe, it would be less dependent on quick videos of people like the us, so you heard todayjohn bolton talking about being enthusiastic and the idea of a no—deal brexit but i'm not surprised because that would put the us in a
much stronger negotiating position. even stronger giving its the most powerful country in the wild and the biggest economy. britain goes into this is a bit of a, certainly something that the countries are on the backlight. gary, thank you for having you —— thank you for being on the programme. stay with us on outside source — still to come... us markets surge — as president trump says he will now imposing tariffs on some chinese goods. a committee of mps have said that using technology such as car speakerphones can create the same accident risks as holding a phone, and should be banned. rod mckenzie, from the road haulage association, warns that hands—free speakerphones are needed to save costs. lori driver is hiding from point a and point b, and if during my training for example they are told
they did not need to make that journey and should get a summer house, a completely hands—free telephone answering system, a voice activated when for example, which is now faded in many lorries, a lousy driver to take a call safely, acknowledge a command from the base, which says you need to do some rows and direct accordingly, without and that sort of politics i can then save a fortune in terms of wasted field and time. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... there've been scuffles at hong kong international airport between police and anti—government protesters after a second day of disruption to flights.
the us says a new 10% tariff on some chinese goods will be delayed until mid—december. the move has come in time for christmas as us shoppers will now enjoy cheaper prices on mobile phones, computers and other electrical goods for the next three months. the news sent us markets surging — the technology heavy nasdaq index making the most gains as tech giant apple lead the pack. the dow and the s&p making strong gains also. though, economists say we shouldn't read too much into what the delay means for a trade deal. us tariff delay on some chinese goods is positive for the dollar. but, the lack of visibility on the trade war means you shouldn't see this as a long—lasting trend." tariffs on a range of other goods will still go ahead as originally planned on the first of september. michelle fleury is in
new york with the latest. why do you think president trump has introduced this delay right now?” think there a few reasons. there was a common period of fenway us imports and does his industries are likely to be affected where able to submit opinions and views to the us trade representative to the commerce department and try and raise their concerns. it seems the administration has taken on board some of those, so just a bit of breathing space to us importers, easing some of the financial burden, get a big concern was the impact this would have on holiday season. this is a period where there is a rush to try and import goods from china and stuck up shelves for the holidays, and i was a concern putting up prices at that moment, that concern seems to have rippled through and heard by the white
house, given that sense that they are responding to that. the other thing worth bearing in mind as also we are good to seen in association is between us and china resumed at the start of september. so it gives a little bit of breeding rented us talks as they meet without terrace going immediately into effect at that moment. thank you for your analysis on that news that's been coming into us in the last two hours. as we heard protesters are causing massive disruption at the world's eighth busiest airport for the second day running. among airlines bearing the brunt: the flagship airline cathay pacific, whose shares have fallen another 2.6% in hong kong, closing at their lowest level since april 2009. as protests continue with no end in sight there is concern that business will begin to move out of hong kong to rival financial centre singapore. let's get more with leisha santorelli, our business reporter. did you happy with us. as this
continues to escalate, showing the pictures coming from hong kong especially the airport. how are businesses dealing with this turmoil? in short term, there are concerns that the us china trade war combined with the impact of local protests will push the economy into recession, and a long time, concern is that the hong kong mh and its status as financial centre will be so irrevocably damaged investors will have to look to do business elsewhere because it can no longer serve as middle ground or a gateway to china, and one of the alternative locations constantly brought up in singapore, where citizens spend many yea rs singapore, where citizens spend many years that and i've known it but there is very well, and in excess because singapore is known for doing its business at ease and political stability —— stability and its close links with mainland china. so makes a lot of sense that what we are starting to see with some of the ships in terms of money moving out of hong kong and other destinations,
for example what manager saw spike and the number of quarries and moving money out of hong kong into places like singapore. and hong kong but the stock market, we have seen around $500 billion in value wiped out since june, when around $500 billion in value wiped out sincejune, when the protest broke out. we have less than a minute, but singapore has to think about its relationship with china beforejumping about its relationship with china before jumping to profit. absolutely and they did not want to be seen as benefiting the troubles they think hong kong, infact benefiting the troubles they think hong kong, in fact a senior government minister put out a statement early this week and i will read it rails that —— a small extra ct read it rails that —— a small extract and he said hong kong is pa rt extract and he said hong kong is part of china and beijing expect them to adapt to political structure that prevails there and it's going to bea that prevails there and it's going to be a need to compromise between both sides and ultimately singapore benefits from stability across the region and that if china does well in hong kong does well, the region does as well, so they want to see resolution to this as well. lisa,
thank you so much for getting a fat analysis. —— for getting asked that analysis. we have a look at the storm in the west pacific, monsoon in south asia, weather across europe as well. but first in north america, where there has been dangerous heat across the gulf state, not because of high temperature but high humidity. it's going to be the southwest that sees temperatures building in the next few days. elsewhere across the southern states, temperatures drop a little bit and it will not be as humid. claude front moving south, that will bring a heavy rain and severe thunderstorms. we had had severe weather across europe already this summer. we are getting wildfires here in the western area of turkey, not far from holiday maker as he saw early on. fireside violating. firefighters are battling the fire, they have been fanned by gusty winds and there's little to no rain either. very dry here at the moment.
we had areas of cloud coming in across the and we'll get wet weather moving away from the uk on thursday, driving its way into central europe. rain across eastern areas of europe, bringing a few showers towards greece keeping it dry. this corner of europe sees high temperature is and generally speaking drive through the mediterranean. different story for northwest europe, here in the uk the weather pattern remains unsettled into the weekend. things may change next week and a more later on on that. now, let's head into south asia. muncie and an heavy rain to come, active monsoon in some areas especially mumbai. heaviest around rajasthan. there will be some rain along the west coast. we see an awful lot of rain in eastern china about 10 million people affected by flooding. from what was a typhoon that swept northwards across eastern parts of the country bringing 300 mm of rain and places. that is no longer a typhoon, there's not much
left of it, but if you look at the last pacific, there and another tropical storm, this may briefly become a typhoon as it makes landfall and thursday. around the main island of japan particularly. wind gusting 170 km an hour, reinforcing their rain we saw across the korean peninsula into other parts of china. going south, we see lots of showers for the philippines into hong kong. and across indochina, thunderstorms with downpours. here across australia, cool weather coming into western australia with the weather front moving down when the weather across tasmania. across south east where it's cold and snow, early on in the week it's warming up in the next few days. the weather improves
hello, i'm nuala mcgovern, this is outside source. hong kong airport has seen clashes between police and protesters, and another day of suspended flights. police used batons and pepper spray against pro—democracy protesters who occupied the terminal building — for now though, the violence has died down everyone expected those riot police to come storming in. there are still many passengers surrounded here, it would've been an extraordinary operation but it has not happened. the white house moves against legal migrants in the us — limiting access to public housing and food aid. anthony zurcher will explain the political fallout. and... sailing across the atlantic. the teenage climate activist greta thunberg is making a carbon—neutraljourney
to the united nations. president trump has announced plans to severely restrict the amount of public benefits available to legal migrants entering the us. and it's already attracting criticism. this does not make america any greater as well, it is simply going to make us poorer, hungrier and sicker. the democrats have also hit out at the new regulations — kamala harris had this to say on twitter: and fellow democratic presidential hopeful beto o'rourke tweeted
the new regulation was introduced yesterday by this man — ken cuccinelli — americas acting immigation director — he said it didn't target any race. and today he defended the law — offering his own interpretation of the new colossus poem on the statue of liberty. would you also agreed that the words etched on the statue of liberty given your tired and poor as a part of the american ethos. give me your tired who can stand on their own two feet and not become a public charge. and here's what the president has had to say. i don't think it is fair to have, i do not tickets for fair debt the american taxpayer paying for people to come into the united states. what we have done is institute book took
place many years ago and we are reinstituting it and we think it is long overdue. i am tired of seeing them pay for people to come into the country it immediately go onto welfare various others. i think we are doing it right. to explain the regulations and why they're being criticised, the bbc‘s anthony zurcher joins me from washington he is not upjust he is not up just yet, he is not upjust yet, joining now from washington dc. let me begin with this particular plan. do you understand this move? is it a part ofa understand this move? is it a part of a longer strategy?” understand this move? is it a part of a longer strategy? i think it is pa rt of a longer strategy? i think it is part of a larger strategy by donald trump. him speaking there in new jersey, talking about it being putting america first, his whole pitch when he ran for president, and
native american born citizens and undocumented immigrants is what he was talking about specifically. donald trump was talking about illegal immigration, the need to reduce those numbers because those people, in his mind, are competing for americanjobs people, in his mind, are competing for american jobs and according to the administration, getting on public assistance in taking money from the federal government that should go to american citizens. i think there is a political calculation that that this is an electoral issue that he can run on when he says that two blue—collar american voters were going to hear that and say, why should they be coming into our country and taking her money and not thinking about the statue of liberty that says give me your tired and rapport.” statue of liberty that says give me your tired and rapport. i want to show our viewers another graph of who this law affects instead of giving a lot of focus to illegal immigrants but as you can see here, these statistics, they show the
majority of foreign—born people living in the states are actually legal immigrants and it's the poor section of these people that will be targeted by this proposed regulation. how expected to be implemented and can be blocked by congress? i think there be that try to block this immigrant advocate groups are going to take this to the court and save the trump administration cannot change the rules, so the supreme court in particular have given the president broad discretion on policy and a long—term prognosis. congress may try to block him and he may have the power to change the laws to implement these new regulations, democrats control the house of representatives by the republicans controlled the senate so to be tied up controlled the senate so to be tied up there. the idea, i think, is to make it more difficult for people to legally immigrate, down trump is
talked about a merit—based system, wanting to change the laws to put a focus on that. or what he is doing is attempting to get his agenda through an administrative fashion instead of a legalfashion. it is going to be interesting to see if his administration can see those applying for legal residency, seeing if they request public assistance or might request public assistance, they might be able to check their credit rating a bank account state m e nts credit rating a bank account statements and use all of that to determine whether they will be able to come into the country and not be a burden and the sense of the reference earlier. i thought it was also when he mentioned the taxpayer, do you think with this base that this is something that will again work more in his favour? we have talked about this longer strategy of the campaign. could a turn off some of his base, when they think of the culture of america to welcome
immigrants? donald trump ran for president in 2016 railing against illegal immigration for a number of different reasons. he said it was a national security threat, a public health and safety threat and also that they were taking jobs away from american workers and their taking money away from the federal government and at least in some way, that resonated with enough voters for them to be elected president, there are people who are not fans of that they were angry about it at the time they're still going to be angry about it, whether that continues to be an issue going into 2020 now that he has been present for three years, i think that is an open question but certainly in his mind, he thinks this is a winning political issue and he is putting contrasting himself democrats and talking about undocumented immigrants being eligible for public health insurance, medical care and other
social programmes, so the idea is that you cannot have a permanent undocumented underclass in america that does not have access to decent teddy make decent public health that can create a host of problems that could become a threat later on down the road. stay there for us anthony — as we take a closer look a reminder of our top story — one of the world's biggest airports hong kong international was brought to a standstill by a huge gathering of protesters for a second day. flights were cancelled, check in services suspended and demonstrators barricaded access to departure gates with luggage trolleys before riot police moved in to disperse the crowds. jonathon head is there. as we saw on monday, the atmosphere in the airport has changed dramatically in a matter of minutes. earlier, there were emotional confrontations between thousands of protesters who had completely filled
out this departure hall and there far more effective this time in barricading the airport and blocking passengers from going through departures they effectively forced the staff to abandon this check—in staff, but we did see riot police arriving and people became very agitated and also they're discovering that they believed, undercover policeman in their own ranks, at least three people were mopped, beaten in some cases and an entire city wondering whether these protesters are going to try this again. it is a very high risk strategy and it is becoming increasingly impatient and of course behind the government, china is making more and more ominous threats about what it would do if this u nrest about what it would do if this unrest is not brought under control. the ongoing conflict in hong kong is being watched around the world. this is president trump's reaction.
i think it will work out. i hope it works out for liberty, and they hope it works out for everybody, including china. i hope nobody gets hurt, i hope nobody gets killed. let's speak now to zhaoyin feng, the us correspondent for bbc chinese — she's in washington. how are these protests being seen in the united states and indeed globally? in the united states, especially in congress, there's pipe partisan report for the hong kong protesters and they have tweeted about the hong kong police to practise constraint, do not use overt force and cracking down the protesters, however you just listen toa protesters, however you just listen to a donald trump has to say, he hopes everything works out and he
also went on twitter to say that he rejected the accusation from beijing that the us has a role to play in the protest, he could not imagine why other people are blaming the us and pointing at him for what is happening in hong kong right now. but it it does come out a sensitive time, talking about the trade deal thatis time, talking about the trade deal that is taking place and they're going back and forth with that. and i'm wondering, is it republicans and democrats that are speaking out vociferously? or is anyone holding back, worrying about future relationship with china? so far, the support from congress is enormous for hong kong. hard to imagine whether they would take any substantial actions to show the support for the protesters as you just listen to it donald trump said about the protest, it doesn't sound like he has much appetite at this
time. and of course, the us is in a very awkward position, beijing has accused the us of meddling in its domestic affairs, and at this time, the us is supposed to do some actions. it will likely fit into beijing's rhetoric ks. thank you for speaking with to us from washington, dc. police in malaysia say they've found the body of 15 year old nora quoirin who went missing 9 days ago. the teenager — who had learning difficulties — was on holiday with her family when she disappeared from the dusun resort. her body was found a couple of kilometres from where she was staying. the irish prime minister leo varadkar has reacted to nora's death by tweeting his support for herfamily, he said: our south east asia correspondent howard johnson is in the nearby town of seremban.
our south east asia correspondent howard johnson is in the nearby town of seremban. malaysian police helicopter hovers over the area of dense jungle where the unclothed body was discovered. and in this. in a cage, supported by a police officer. the teenager went missing from the resort in western malaysia ten days ago. the family had plenty to recall the day, but the morning after they arrived, her father discovered her bed empty in the downstairs window open. the
family have always insisted, given her learning difficulties, it is very unlikely she would've walked off alone. today, the search and rescue effort started with more than 300 personnel scouring ed to an a half miles square radius around the resort, but by the mid afternoon, the police were alerted to a macabre discovery. police coming and going, police chiefs here, he could see the lights are on on this friend's police chiefs here, he could see the lights are on on this friends a car here. what we found out is that there is a gentleman who is being questioned. he is the one who went up questioned. he is the one who went up to questioned. he is the one who went uptoa questioned. he is the one who went up to a police checkpoint earlier today and said he had found the body. we had found a women's body with white skin. we have contacted the forensic and pathology team to investigate and determine who it is. tonight, the family confirmed that the body is that of the missing
teenager and it came just a day after her parents announced a reward for information about her. you'll make she has been vulnerable the day she was born. she is so precious to us and our hearts are breaking. what started off as a dream holiday has ended up being every parent's worst nightmare. stay with us on outside source — still to come. the world might be one step closer to a cure for ebola — a trial of two drugs has shown significantly improved survival rates hundreds of mostly female protesters have taken to the streets of mexico city to demand justice for two teenage girls who say they were raped by police. when the security minister tried to assure them that the rape cases had not been closed, he was covered with pink glitter. the city's authorities have promised to investigate the cases but condemned violence at the protests.
olivia crellin reports. they don't protect us. they rape us. that is the claim of women in mexico city who have been on the streets demanding justice for two teenage girls allegedly raped by police officers. armed with pink glitter and spray paint, the around 300 protesters graffitti'd insults on the capital's prosecutors office. smashed its door and left a pigs head outside. the march was sparked by two recent rape cases will stop one involves a —year—old girl who said for policeman raped her in their car and in the capitals north, ten days ago. the other, a 16—year—old girl considered policeman raped her in a museum in the city centre just days later. they have dashed the trust and police. it is absurd that the
people are here to protect us and are the ones who rape us. it cannot be possible that the —— can be possible that they commit the same atrocities. they decried it as a provocation. they wanted the government to respond with violence, but we are not going to do that. violence against women is a consistent problem in mexico, the united nations figures show an estimated nine women are killed here every day. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: there've been scuffles at hong kong international airport between police and anti—government protesters after a second day of disruption to flights.
a look at some of the other stories. italians should find out next week if there's going to be a snap election. the senate will debate a no confidence motion that would trigger a vote. the leader of the far—right league party and interior minister matteo salvini is ahead in the polls and pushing for an election. world service english. india's supreme court says it won't intervene to lift restrictions on indian—administered kashmir for at least another two weeks. the court says the government needs time to restore normality. heavy security remains in place in kashmirfor a ninth consecutive day after the indian government revoked the region's special status. that's on a number of the bbc‘s services in the region and on the bbc news website — an officer in london's metropolitan police is being investigated for appearing on the nigerian version of big brother despite her bosses saying she couldn't. a spokesperson for pc khafi kareem said she would "comment on the matter when she can" — that may be sooner than she hopes, as she's one
of the candidates up for eviction. scientists believe they are one significant step closer to being able to contain the ebola virus after a drugs trial showed significantly improved survival rates. four drugs were trialled on patients in the democratic republic of congo where there is a major outbreak of the virus. the research showed more than 90% of infected people can survive if treated early with the most effective drugs. the experimental medication will now be offered to all patients in the on—going epidemic in the country. let's hear from the bbc‘s gaius kowene. ebola has devastated parts of the democratic republic of the congo. contracting it is often seen as a death sentence. but new trials suggest it can be treated successfully.
translation: god has healed me and my child. the disease is gone, my husband fell ill and he and i thought it was just a normal ailment, only to be told that it is a bullet. only to be told that it is ebola. but then i got ill and was in hospital, but as you can see now, i am fine. the us national institute of allergy and infectious diseases supported the trial. they say patients can start feeling better within an hour after taking the treatment. so, the treatment could save lives. more than eighteen hundred people have died since the outbreak in the eastern region of kivu last year, — making it the second—largest outbreak in history. however, it is the city of goma that has recently become a major concern because it is a transport hub and is close to rwanda. to explain more about how the treatment works, here's dr anthony fouch—ee, director of the us national institute of allergy and infectious diseases, which co—sponsored the trials. this is a treatment for people
who are already infected and sick with ebola. it is administered by a single intravenous infusion. it's relatively speaking, it is simple to administer. so what happens, someone would get sick, as is going on right now as we speak, go to an ebola treatment unit in the drc and that person will then get the medication administered to them by a single intravenous infusion. however, being able to actually administer treatments to patients is proving a challenge in some cases due to scepticism and a suspicion towards foreign medical assistance. here's drjanet diaz from the world health organization, who has been part of the team working on the drugs trials in the democratic republic of congo. the major issue and challenge we've had is getting the community to come to the treatment unit. so, if they make it to the treatment unit, they get enrolled and they accept treatment. but for the community to actually go to the treatment unit,
that has been a challenge. we hope that these new results when communicated widely, will change the perception of the community so that they do come in early for treatment, because if you come in early and receive treatment, your mortality is really quite low. the climate change campaigner, greta thunberg, is preparing to cross the atlantic on a racing yacht. she'll leave plymouth in the uk on wednesday and travel more than 5,300 kilometres to new york. she's been telling the bbc about the journey. i might feel a bit seasick and it's not going to be comfortable but that i can live with. if i stop flying, you don't only just reduce your own carbon footprint, but also that sends a signal other people around you that the climate crisis is a real thing.
we've used an online calculator by the international civil aviation organization, which is a un body, to see how much carbon a transatlantic flight puts in the atmosphere. their estimate is more than 600 kilograms greta thunberg's destination is the un climate action summit next month. but before that, two weeks on board the racing yacht await her. the bbc‘sjustin rowlatt has been to meet her as she gets ready to set sail. the melissia is fast but she is not comfortable. so no washing, no showers. we just put clothes on and we keep them for two weeks. there is no kitchen, no fridge, no heating and no privacy. so here, you have your little intimate corner, he can hide so here, you have your little intimate corner, you can hide here and use the bucket. this blue bucket is the toilet and look, whose the toilet and look, poos only, please. the boat's electricity is from solar panels and turbines. the emissions of greenhouse gases
haven't gone down, scientific studies show that around the year 2020, the emission curve must be rounded down if we are to have a chance to stay below the 1.5 or 2 degrees limit. so this is the bone for credit will be sleeping, so this is the bunk where greta will be sleeping, here's a little curtain, should she wanted and when the buddhist tipping over, you can pull this up and wedge yourself and you are actually quite squeezed into the hole so you don't fall out and i'm not going to lie, it's quite cosy. before i felt lonely, both because i have asperger‘s syndrome and i do not enjoy socialising, but also because it felt like i was the only one who cared about the climate and the ecological crisis, no one i knew cared about this and i felt like i was the only one.
for weather, the day today is almost an entire case of all of nothing. sunshine and light winds and is said to pile again in very gusty wind thursday will be dry, friday we are back into the rain. normally at this time of year, has us onjuly, it will be shaped like this, we normally use it to the south and the jet stream steers of the low pressure away to the north of us through scandinavia. but the jet lies west to the east, barreling low— pressure lies west to the east, barreling low—pressure and we sit to the north of the jet and a relatively cooler air in here is wednesday and here is our next area of low pressure. for england and wales, we sit to the north of the jet and a relatively
cooler air north of the jet and a relatively coolerair in north of the jet and a relatively cooler air in here is wednesday and here's our next area of low pressure. for england and wales, we're talking about the wet day, some thundershowers in the afternoon for the midlands and parts of eastern england and northern ireland and scotland escaping with a drive first after the day, scattered showers more persistent rain arriving as the system pulls inherent to the course the evening. with the wet weather, temperatures in the mid to high teens at best, a un—summary feel proceeding. a gap, a ridge if you like for thursday and then up towards the west as our next. cannot promise you an entirely dry day with some showers putting some contrast wednesday, later winds us on the more and the way of sunshine and a little warmer with temperatures into the low 20s and perhaps up to 23 in london. under friday we go, and i think this area of low pressure is waiting in the wings it is a pretty deep feature that looks legal come barreling in with gusts of wind, aoa5 miles per
hour, some heavy falls of rain with some eastern counties and largely drawn to the afternoon, hopefully some brains towards the west and later on in the day, with your across—the—board later on in the day, with your across—the—boa rd and temperatures later on in the day, with your across—the—board and temperatures in the high teens best. staying close by to the weekend and we are going to see some friends running into the south and some uncertainty about the northern extent of the wet weather to come to the south of the uk and frequent showers near to the have and further north and a windy day again acrossjust and further north and a windy day again across just about making it into into the low 20s. for sunday, the lows to shift a little bit and what that does, tightens the bars and on sunday, if anything, perhaps and on sunday, if anything, perhaps a little drier to the south and further north, plentiful showers and certainly in the wind is going to feel chilly and almost an autumn
like feel on sunday, but the greatest concern on sunday could gust up to 50 mph and that is a potentially damaging wind, especially. they give you an indicator of the gusts strength. i would going to see any improvement in the near future, would going to see any improvement in the nearfuture, but would going to see any improvement in the near future, but it's would going to see any improvement in the nearfuture, but it's into next week and what happens to the jet stream, we are to the north of it in to the north of it until we get into the second and then we shift to the south and it all starts to buckle as we saw. the prospects for next week our first some improvement and we will start to see the lows go further away it should become less windy and temperatures will struggle for a time at least.
tonight at ten. the vulnerable children who are specifically targetted by criminals whilst they're in care. we join police on the front line as they try to trace youngsters some as young as 12 who've been recruited as drug dealers. we're barely dealing with it now and i think if it gets bigger and more violent, then there's just not enough of us. we'll have more in a special report on the criminals operating so called county lines. also tonight: more violence in hong kong as police and pro—democracy demonstrators clash at the airport after a second day of flight cancellations.