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tv   Outside Source  BBC News  August 14, 2019 9:00pm-10:01pm BST

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hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source. we begin with a special report from the arctic. what was believed to be one of the world's last pristine environments can't escape plastic pollution. the snow is no longer pure and the damage is raising alarms for wildlife and residents. and the damage is raising alarms we and the damage is raising alarms are not treating ( thoughtfully. we are not treating our planet very thoughtfully. basically, we produce all packaging materials, we cover everything in based varnish. with less than three months to go to the brexit deadline: prime minister borisjohnson accuses remain mps of collaborating with brussels, and fires back at the former chancellor over these comments.
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to set the bar for negotiations and sell high, but we inevitably leave without a deal would be at the trail and the prime minister said he would get a deal and we want to see him deliver it. we'll report from sweden where the rapper asap rocky has been found guilty of assault. and pacific leaders on the forefront of climate change hit out at australia over its coal use. there are shocking revelations about the scale of plastic pollution. scientists have confirmed that they've discovered particles of plastic falling in snow in the arctic. a region long thought to be pristine turns out to be contaminated — microscopic particles are carried on the winds from thousands of miles away. researchers have found more
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than 1a,000 microplastics per litre of melted snow. our environment analyst roger harrabin travelled to the artic circle as the research was being carried out. here's his special report. the arctic. a place of pristine beauty. smothered with snow, clean and pure. well, that's how it appears, but it's an illusion. arctic snow is tainted with micro plastics and rubber particles and clothing fibres. given the amount of pollution in the atmosphere, it's perhaps hardly surprising that we're finding micro plastics in snow. but we have such a strong belief in the essential purity of this stuff that some people will find this news rather shocking. dr melanie bergman led the research. the first stage involves a bit of low—tech technology, a dessert spoon and a flask.
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i think we are not treating our planet very thoughtfully. basically, we produce all this packaging materials, we cover everything in polymer—based varnish, we use a lot of rubber, which we also find in... our aerial samples, snow samples, and don't even think about what is happening to this in the environment. but few people live here. where on earth do the pollutants come from 7 we know that most of what we are analysing up there and measuring are long—transported pollution. coming from the continent, coming from asia, coming from all over the world. and some of these chemicals have properties that
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are a threat for the ecosystem for living animals. scientists have found that air and sea currents drive pollutants north. last year, we broke the news that arctic sea ice had more micro plastics in the ocean because floating particles get bonded into the ice as it freezes. we found plastic pollution on the arctic beaches. some of this debris had drifted for thousands of miles. barking. tourists still trek here to experience what appears to be a wilderness, creating their own pollution on the way. how do locals feel about plastic in snow? sad. it's... of course, this is... i'm still young and this is what i have to continue to work with and to make it all better. i'm here to show our pure and clean snow and dogs and the arctic nature. that's what i hope to do
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for the rest of my life. and if it continues this way, i will not be able to. when i hear that, my heart is crying. i feel really terrible and i'm not satisfied with what i hear. but it wakes me up. it wakes my company up that we have to do something. so, it's not good news, but we must not give up. we must start to fight against this. what can we do? it is not surprising. and itjust makes you really, really sad. up here, you look around you every day and you see something that is the pristine arctic, as it's called and it's not any more. and we see it every day and it's a really, really sad. here's the truth — there is nowhere on the planet to escape pollution from us. however hard you run. roger harrabin, bbc news,
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in the norwegian arctic. our science editor david shukman joins me now... plastic and snow is unbelievable somewhere else? it's mind blowing, but it's everywhere. it's proof that it's got all of the planet, plastic has been found on every beach, every continent, every ocean. scientists exploring the deepest part of the oceans, the mariana trench in the pacific found creatures at the bottom with plastic particles in their bellies, raising questions about if it gets into the food chain, which ultimately we are part of. it's been found in bottles of mineral water. that was a revelation we reported on last year, they think allen earth does that happen. we did not know that it causes any harm, thejury is not know that it causes any harm, the jury is still out and a lot of
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research is going into additional evidence yet that it does cause harm. so it's just evidence yet that it does cause harm. so it'sjust everywhere, and we have to accept that plastic is now part of our planet. in some form. whether you can see it, like a plastic bag or bottle, or more likely that it's too small to see what they're talking about in the snow, like micro plastics, less than five mm, often much smaller with the size of the human here for example, can you see it with a microscope, but we have to accept now that it's just part of our world. it feels overwhelming, when it comes to taking action about it, what on earth can we be a? i'm sorry that it's depressing and most people hearing this kind of thing do have a sense of overwhelm, we have to accept as i say that some of it is i was going to be there. as one project in the specific —— pacific ocean to remove plastic from part of it. but when it comes to the little pieces, these microparticles, there is no way to get them out of the
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snowd rifts is no way to get them out of the snowdrifts of the high arctic. so what you are looking at, the focus has to be on preventing more plastic from getting into the environment. currently 8 million times of it ending up in the ocean every year. so how do we turn the top off, at the key here is manufacturers, big one sees plastic promising to reduce the amount of plastic they use our recycle more. it involves government saying we will tighten up the rules. new rules on single—use plastics in kenya for example, you can be sent to jail for kenya for example, you can be sent to jailfor importing kenya for example, you can be sent to jail for importing plastic bags. there are actions that can be taken and yes there are individuals, what we do in our daily lives that what we do in our daily lives that what we choose to buy, if we are picking up we choose to buy, if we are picking upa we choose to buy, if we are picking up a coffee daily pick up a client —— plastic star and throw it away? are we aware of where it goes? if there is a risk that all of this and up there is a risk that all of this and up in there is a risk that all of this and upina there is a risk that all of this and up in a river, and a break and eventually into a micro plastic
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particle, if it's on dry land it'll break down eventually and get into the air. so i think the more we are aware of the fact that when we throw something away, away is it an a bstra ct something away, away is it an abstract concept, it's a place. and it might be a snowdrift in the arctic. every action has a consequence, are you so arctic. every action has a consequence, are you so much arctic. every action has a consequence, are you so much for explaining that. the british prime minister is embroiled in a very public row with one of his senior colleagues over a no deal brexit. borisjohnson has accused mps who oppose brexit of a "terrible collaboration" with the european union. he was speaking after former chancellor philip hammond accused mrjohnson of trying to wreck the chances of a brexit deal, by making demands the eu will never accept. leaving the eu without a deal would be just as
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leaving the eu without a deal would bejust as much leaving the eu without a deal would be just as much of the trail of the referendum result as not leaving at all. the british people were offered all. the british people were offered a proposition that we could leave the european union while having a close relationship, they were told it would be the easiest deal ever done. and all the evidence points to people wanting to maintain a close trading relationship with pe to protect british jobs and prosperity and minimise disruption in the future. to set the bar for negotiations is so high that we inevitably leave without a deal would be a betrayal and the prime minister said he would get a deal and we want to see him deliver it. in response, borisjohnson said this has undermined his government's negotiating position, making a no deal more likely. he said, "there's a terrible collaboration going on between people who think they can block brexit in parliament and our european friends," referring there to the eu. with just 78 days until the 31 october deadline for britain to leave the eu, these are extraordinary exchanges. here's our political correspondent,
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rob watson with his analysis. it seems pretty clear that the cease—fire in british politics in the governing conservative party over brexit has completely broken down after a brief three weeks for borisjohnson becoming down after a brief three weeks for boris johnson becoming the down after a brief three weeks for borisjohnson becoming the new leader. i guess the first thing to pick out is the extraordinary nature of the attack by the prime minister. on other senior conservatives who oppose a nobel brexit, calling them collaborators with europe. collaboration is immensely insulting in british politics and we are not just talking about collaborating or cooperating working together on a song, this is incredibly insulting. it evokes wartime collaboration with the nazis. one can only presume that maybe this means borisjohnson is
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unfit —— anticipating and thinking ofa unfit —— anticipating and thinking of a populist campaign further down the road —— perhaps a general election where he says it's the people and brexit against collaboration and politician somehow trying to stop it. i think it's also worth saying that philip hammond and other senior anti—nokia conservatives also upped the ante because they are effectively accusing borisjohnson because they are effectively accusing boris johnson and because they are effectively accusing borisjohnson and other lead campaigners of effectively lying in 2016 during the campaign when they said brexit was all going to be easy, we'll get a dealfor sure, no problem. now the the question of course in british politics is can mr hammond and others against the no dl somehow stop that, can they stop boris johnson in his tracks and i think the short answer is who knows, but it'll be an amazingly difficult to somehow unite all the no dealers and against borisjohnson. somehow unite all the no dealers and against boris johnson. is somehow unite all the no dealers and against borisjohnson. is it
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possible? it is. one final thought, and that is what ever happens to any idea that somehow healing the divisions in british politics, the sort of holy grail of being to gather people who were remain or leave, because it's now an immensely divided and polarised country and the tone of what we heard today does not suggest as though anyone is asserting for that holy and it looks asserting for that holy and it looks as though the item in british politics is going to be very ugly indeed. a central argument for hardline brexiteers is that britain could get a new trade deal with the united states quickly after it leaves the eu. over the past few days, donald trump's national security adviserjohn bolton, has met with borisjohnson, and said the us supports a no—deal brexit. he also said the uk would be "first in line" for a new trade deal. but it's not as easy as that. this is nancy pelosi, speaker
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of the us house of representatives. today she released this statement, in which she says "if brexit undermines the good friday accord, there will be no chance of a us—uk trade agreement passing congress." the good friday agreement ended decades of bloodshed in northern ireland. let's go to washington to talk to chris buckler. nancy pelosi pretty much ripping up whatjohn bolton said. nancy pelosi pretty much ripping up what john bolton said. yeah, and he arrived in london with what seemed like a great gift to the uk government as they were talking about how a no deal would not necessarily damage the node —— economy because that they could do it even if there is no agreement with the eu, take a look at the other direction towards the us and have a big deal there, john bolton was saying that could be done very quickly, they could make it happen just as quickly as possible. now,
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the problem is they may negotiate with the trump administration, come up with the trump administration, come up with something like a deal that would work for both sides, but it has to go through congress, and it's where nancy pelosi has the bar. she's at the speaker in the house of representatives, a leading democrat there, and with that majority inside there, and with that majority inside the house of representatives, she has the power to block any trade agreement. she says she is not prepared to go through that if it damages the good friday agreement. this peace agreement that was so important to northern ireland and still is important in 2019. because that's why we had the seamless border, we have got the eu relationship there that's really helped the fact that there are no trade barriers there, it means trade goods could be traded across a party easily, free movement and the eu as a part of that. there are concerned about what could happen once the uk leaves at the eu and northern
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ireland is outside the eu and the republic of ireland is still inside. it's so important because it there are coat characters are that. and she was at the border earlier this year, and again just she was at the border earlier this year, and againjust emphasising how important that they feel the agreement has been. and it's a case from her point of view that they regard america as being a co—guarantor of the agreement. the senatorjoe mitchell was a negotiator who helped put it together. she is pointing out it's not just democrats, together. she is pointing out it's notjust democrats, there are republicans too, who feel strongly on this issue. and therefore, it is going to become the real difficulty for the administration going forward , for the administration going forward, if they try to push through the trade deal and ultimately, it's something british government will have to be very aware of. they may think they have a good relationship with president tran, borisjohnson might get on famously with them, but
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they also need congress to rubber—stamp anything and at that moment, nancy pelosi says it's not going to happen if there is anything that could potentially damage relationships between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. sensitive situation, thank you for stay with us on outside source — still to come... talking to les. we'll tell you why two adverts have been banned in the uk for promoting harmful gender stereotypes. tens of thousands of people have been getting their b—tec results today. our business correspondent, steph mcgovern, spent today at a college in boston in lincolnshire where students were getting their results. when it comes to education, there are thousands of qualifications to choose from. and now it's that time of yearagain choose from. and now it's that time of year again when students are finding out whether they got the grades to secure a job or a place on the next level of education.
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congratulations, i know you guys are here, what a day next? going to university for architectural engineering. i'm going to sheppard in september. you started with the job. yeah in oxford. big name dropped, competing for you. yeah i'm going to take a gap year and then my level four. congratulations olivia. -- all level four. congratulations olivia. —— all of you. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is... a bbc special report from the arctic has revealed shocking levels of plastic pollution in a region long considered a pristine environment. scientists say microscopic particles have been carried by winds from thousands of miles away and have been falling in the snow.
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this is the rapper asap rocky. he's been found guilty by a court in sweden of assaulting a teenager. the incident happened injune in the capital stockholm. he was arrested and spent a month in prison there awaiting his trial. throughout the case his lawyers argued that the rapper and his entourage were acting in self defence. take a look at this. it's a video that asap posted on his instagram feed to show that the group he was with was being followed and harrassed. maddy savage has more from outside the court. the self—defense claim wasn't supported by the court, i had the judgement here, a summary left handed out to journalists. judgement here, a summary left handed out tojournalists. it judgement here, a summary left
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handed out to journalists. it says there was no sign that the group we re there was no sign that the group were about to be subject to a current or imminent attack and that therefore they could not consider it to be self—defense. we should say thejudge and to be self—defense. we should say the judge and the rest of the team went through more than 500 pages of evidence before reaching the decision and text messages and photos and videos and witness testimony for people including a rocky's bodyguard. a key point that came up rocky's bodyguard. a key point that came up was rocky's bodyguard. a key point that came up was whether or not the bottles were used in the fight, the victim's lawyer said that's how he sustained his injuries, but in the judgement, thejudge said sustained his injuries, but in the judgement, the judge said there sustained his injuries, but in the judgement, thejudge said there is no evidence to prove a bottle had been used or by whom. and asap rocky's lawyer has told the bbc that he's pleased with that part of the judgement but on the whole, disappointed that a guilty verdict was what was finally decided. the case has attracted a lot of attention. celebrity kim kardashian—west got in touch with her friend, jared kushner to push for his release.
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mr kushner got in touch with his father in law, president trump who pressed the swedish prime minister for his release. and he tweeted about it injuly "give a$ap rocky his freedom. we do so much for sweden but it doesn't seem to work the other way around. sweden should focus on its real crime problem! #freerocky." he even sent a special envoy to keep an eye on proceedings, this man, robert o'brien, who usually deals with us hostage situations. asap was eventually allowed to return to the us two weeks ago. here's what his lawyers said after the verdict. do you think he will return to sweden napa jail, but play music? uncertainty well. because i know he loves sweden and he loves coming back and i know he will come back.
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we start in wall street where stocks have tumbled. that's because of fears of a recession in the us and the uk, as well as weak economic data from china and germany. let's go to michelle in new york. talk us through it. pretty blade ebay on wall street, you saw the dow jones industrial closing at the lows of the day, about 800 points. all of the major indexes down sharply. this was after we saw the us bond market sending signals that it was worried about a recession, this involved something that gets quite jarring to me quickly but it's inverted yield curve, essentially investor is willing to be paid more to haul their money in the short—term versus long—term because they don't have faith that the economy will grow
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going forward. this indicator has been successful predictor of it recession. that spooked investors, but in many ways, that really is just the sort of symptom, not because of the illness, which is concerns about global growth and fresh data pointed to sign of weakness. we have chinese industrial output figure slowing down to pointing to the weakest growth in 17 yea rs pointing to the weakest growth in 17 years adding to the germany gdp is shrinking by .1% between april and june, i love this on top of the trade dispute between china and the us, which —— all of this. there is no insight, and an attitude fear is that a global recession may be around the corner. michelle, thank you for talking us through that. now you may remember monday's market meltdown in argentina, after the country's president mauricio macri suffered a shock primary election defeat to his leftist rival. well in buenos aires today mr macri announced a package of measures designed to ease argentina's
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economic crisis and woo back voters. it includes salary hikes, tax cuts and a 90—day freeze on petrol prices. speaking to us from buenos airesjimena blanco — analyst with the global risk consultancy verisk maplecroft — gave us her verdict on mr macri's measures. if you look at the measures, they are trying to address two things. the first one is the crisis and purchase of power, which began in april 2018. but the measures will only alleviate that hit the consumers suffered earlier this week, when it depreciated over 20%. so, i really it's not going to change dramatically people spending abilities. and without that, in the market won't believe he's able to turn around the election, which is
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causing the other crisis, which is confidence crisis whether argentina could meet its debt obligations going into 2020. the measures he announced so far he presented as being a break even measure, which balls and forces us to think week he's going to cut spending in other areas. sodhi is not going to increase the fiscal deficit and it's going to get all the booths, he needs to get the money from somewhere else and that's probably cutting public spending in other areas. so, he can't really do much more at the stage without compromising his own commitment to a fiscal balance to the imf. and that of course, i will do —— go directly against what he stands by. we have to monitor what's happening in argentina and the next few minutes we will also bring you updates from what's happening in hong kong because once again we see more protests in china it really is strengthening its rhetoric against what's happening there. we will bring you up, and in the meantime
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you can get in touch with us. severe tropical storm battering japan at the moment. i'm going to show you dramatic footage of a storm moving into vienna. we start with storms in north america. especially in the south, record overnight temperatures in texas. temperatures here and across other states are dropping, humidity dropping because of rain coming in. it'll be heavy with thunder, particularly towards florida. wet weather along the eastern seaboard of the north. western parts of north america will be dry and sunny. heat building in southwest. europe, dramatic time lapse footage of vienna austria. you can see how the wind picks up with hailand rain coming in with all the cloud that then moved into slovakia bringing a few inches of rain in less than 2a hours. it came from that cloud there that's pushing east
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moving into friday but not much rain left at this stage, but heavy thunder and showers coming into the eastern area of europe. mediterranean, the chance it'll be dry and warm and sunny. more wet weather coming into the uk on friday. it's a poor day today, we could use some better and warm weather. over the weekend, wind will strengthen once again, but we could see something better next week. more on that later on. dry weather in the next few days for mumbai, it's been very wet with the monsoon over the past few weeks. it's been wet recently, not quite so wet on friday though. some of the heaviest rain, you can see bright colours there across western parts of india into rajasthan with flooding. these are the dangerous and big waves we had injapan. this is i had of the severe tropical storm, and winds and waves could be reaching 21 feet in height.
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this is the swirl of cloud that marked that tropical storm. it's going to affect all areas injapan, wind dusting at about 100 miles an hour. moving quickly north, rain will be the biggest impact. about 500 mm of rain. it will bring extensive flooding. friday, the centre of the storm weekends moving into the north of japan and the sea ofjapan. the weekend should see things dry up a little bit for much of japan. elsewhere across asia, wet weather to come across sudden parts of china and indochina with storms likely. across australasia, temperature is dropping western australia could be more rain coming in by the week. temperatures continue to rise in the southeast, although it's wet and windy. weather looks like it's changing by the end of the week in new zealand. rain and snow.
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hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source. and even what was believed to be one of the world's last pristine environments can't escape plastic pollution. the snow is no longer pure and the damage is raising alarms for wildlife and residents. we are not treating our planet very thoughtfully, basically. we produce all of this packaging material, we cover everything and polymer based varnish. police in hong kong condemn tuesday's violence at the international airport, and warn they will come down hard on any more disruption. one ofjeffrey epstein's accusers is suing the finacier‘s estate and associates, saying her quest forjustice is just getting started. and pacific leaders
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on the forefront of climate change hit out at australia over its coal use. in hong kong we've seen more clashes between pro—democracy activists and police. just today police fired rounds of tear gas on hundreds of protestors who gathered at a laser light festival in kowloon. beijing officials have condemned pro—democracry activists in hong kong as being no different to ‘terrorists'. this is what they've said about the violence. the hong kong police have always facilitated peaceful and orderly protests over the years. but the extremely radical and violent acts have certainly crossed the line and ought to be most severely condemned.
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the police pledged to all citizens in hong kong that we will take steps to bring all culprits to justice. one of the leaders of the pro—democracy movement — joshua wong — says the police tactics are aggravating the situation. the life—threatening incidents in hong kong by the police, especially one young lady trying to protest peacefully resulted in permanent blindness, 700 activists and ordinary citizens were arrested after police fired tear gas isjust getting more of the discontent of the hong kong people to beijing. in china the state—run media has shifted from a blackout of any coverage of the protests, to focusing on the violence and rioting. especially focusing on scenes like these at hong kong airport on tuesday. protestors cornered a police officer and beat him with his own baton. police also used violence — by pepper spraying and beating activists.
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and this is the home page of the state—run publication — the china daily. the headline "condemnation pours in over brutal attack of global times reporter". the global times is also a state—controlled daily newspaper. activists suspected the reporter was an undercover policeman after authorities admitted that disguised officers were being planted among anti—government protesters. and now one of china's top diplomats has made an unexpected trip to new york to meet with his us counterpart mike pompeo. the us state department said the diplomats, "had an extended exchange of views on us—china relations". i asked shirley yu from the london school of economics
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about the significance of this meeting. our director travelled to the united states and he is personally caring gave strong and significant and he is personally carrying a very strong and significant message. he is probably there to brief the us on china's position on hong kong and is seeking acknowledgement with the us on some actions that china is possibly going to take in hong kong. look, trade is not part of either‘s portfolio, this meeting is really not about trade, it's about hong kong and looking at the statement from the us departments. i read it as more of an acquiescence than the us strong position on hong kong issue and if you look into president trump's twitter feed about hong kong, he uses words like
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riots, china's internal affairs, china has acted irresponsibly and why do have anything to do with this? and perhaps in this america first age, this is possiblyjust really what the trump administration believes in witches hong kong is believes in which is hong kong is entirely left to china to handle as a domestic affair. beijing seems to be ramping up the rhetoric. we saw how internally it is showing the protesters and talk about the violence that is taking place in hong kong. what do you think is the next step that beijing will be doing? that is the important guesswork, isn't it. we haven't heard anything officially from the chinese president, no press statement or any of speech and we know that chinese annual leadership retreats that are still going on, so hopefully, sometime next week there will be some sort of official statement from the top office in beijing. once their president speaks
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on hong kong, they'll be his on hong kong, that will be his final word. but as you show the global times in chinese media, they have been tweeting about military vehicles right outside of hong kong, so they're saying read my lips, no more protests so all options are on the table i think at this moment, including coercion by force and unfortunately, i think the option for hong kong's resolution is getting less and less and the window of opportunity is getting narrower and narrower so it ranges on what could be possible options for hong kong's resolution. it could go to a dialogue and negotiations, unfortunately the worse case scenario for question by force, but i think surely that is not entirely impossible. let's get the latest on the suspected suicide of the us financierjeffrey epstein. he died in prison on saturday facing charges of sex trafficking. one of the key questions is what his accusers would be able to do after epstein's death.
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well now one of his accusers is suing his estate and associates, taking advantage of a new state law which makes it easier to take legal action against alleged abusers. jennifer araoz has written in the new york times to explain her decision to file the lawsuit. in it she says. in a separate development, our partners in the us, cbs, are reporting that correction officers may have falsified reports saying they checked on mr epstein as frequently as they were required to. two guards have been suspended at the prison. two prison guards have been suspended and the warden reassigned at the jail where us financier
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jeffrey epstein died of a suspected suicide on saturday. an fbi investigation into his death has been opened — and questions are being asked about reports of gaps in his supervision and the officers on duty. nada tawfik in new york has been following this story for us since it began. tell us more about that. the lawsuit alleges that when she was 1a years old and 15 years old that he repeatedly sexually assaulted her, including brutal rain in 2002 and this was done with the knowledge of his associates who groomed her, including a woman who was a recruiter in her 20s who met her outside of her high school when she was 1a years old and first introduced her tojeffrey. she also claims that maxwell, the daughter of the publishing magnet arranged for her to meet epstein by herself and thatjoey maxwell made sure that there were at least three young girls every day who epstein would see. we have tried to reach herfor comment in the past, she has always
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denied allegations such as these. but as we heard you mention there, they were saying that she is determined to getjustice so she has not just filed a determined to getjustice so she has notjust filed a lawsuit determined to getjustice so she has not just filed a lawsuit against determined to getjustice so she has notjust filed a lawsuit against his estate but also those other associates. we are covering this on our websites as well,. stay with us on outside source — still to come. we'll tell you why two adverts have been banned in the uk for promoting harmful gender stereotypes. a report from air accident investigators says the footballer emiliano sala had been exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide before a fatal plane crash over the channel. the footballer was flying from france to cardiff when the plane crashed. our correspondent wyre davies has the story.
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the death of emiliano sala atjust 29 years old and under such tragic circumstances shocked the footballing world. the argentine centre forward had just signed for cardiff city and was on his way tojoin his new team in the welsh capital. while city were trying to woo sala, he was flown between cardiff and nantes in privatejets. but the last flight after he'd signed was in this single engine turboprop and at night and in poor weather. shortly after take—off from nantes, and an audio message to friends, the footballer seemed concerned, even frightened. translation: i'm up here in a plane that feels like it's about to fall apart. i'm heading to cardiff and we start training in the morning. if in an hour and a half you have not heard from me, i don't know if they'll send and anyone to find me.
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dad, i'm scared. were his last words. less than an hour later, the plane crashed into the channel, killing the footballer and his pilot. the body of the pilot has never been found, but without the proper qualifications to fly at night or on instruments alone, his competence to fly the plane in such conditions has been question. it now appears that there may have been other factors involved. the air accident investigation branch has revealed they were abnormally high levels of carbon monoxide and sala's bloodstream and presumably, that of the pilot as well. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? a bbc special report from the arctic has revealed shocking levels of plastic pollution
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in a region long considered a pristine environment. scientists say microscopic particles have been carried by winds from thousands of miles away and have been falling in the snow. pakistan's prime minister has said india will pay a heavy price for revoking indian—administered kashmir‘s special status. imran khan was addressing parliament in pakistan—adminstered kashmir. he also made this appeal to the united nations. translation: i keep sending this message to the international community. to those organisations who are meant to stop wars, whose job is to protect the weak from the strong. the united nations. it is not our trial, it's the united nations. you, the united nations, will you stand by your 11 security
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council resolutions on kashmir? if the powerful oppress the weak, can the un do nothing? does the un only work when the powerful want it to? let's get some background to this. kashmir is a himalayan region claimed by both india and pakistan. each controls different parts of the territory as you can see here. on the indian administered side, kashmiris could make their own laws and rules about property ownership. earlier this month, that special status was revoked by the indian government, claiming its autonomy had prevented economic development and stimulated corruption. our correspondent secunder kermani is in muzza—farabad, the capital of pakistan—administered kashmir. coming to address the local parliament and pakistani parliament in pakistani
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administered kashmir up prime minister khan seem to have two audiences in mind, a domestic one and an international one. speaking to pakistanis and those living in pakistan administered kashmir, imran khan vowed to become an ambassador for the kashmiri people, promising to take up the cause of their independence from india at every possible form. at every possible forum. speaking to the international community, he tried to galvanise opinion against the indian actions by repeatedly comparing the to the nazi party in germany in the 1930s and 1940s. he called in the united nations to take action to resolve this growing crisis in kashmir. we will have to wait and see how successful this diplomatic offensive by imran khan's government. by imran khan's government will be. so far the international reaction to developments in indian administered kashmir have seem to have been rather muted. indian officials claim what they are doing in kashmir is an internal issue and deny allegations of human rights abuses.
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it is not quite clear what the next step for pakistan could be put pakistani officials have said that they are not considering military action unless india launches some kind of strike against them first. pakistani officials want to appear to be the more reasonable ones in this discord. but tensions in an already volatile region are certainly rising. police in the indian—administered state of jammu and kashmir say security restrictions, imposed ten days ago, have been lifted injammu but will continue in the kashmir valley for an unspecified time. india shut off communications and severely restricted movement in the territory a day before it stripped the muslim—majority region of its autonomy earlier this month. tens of thousands of extra indian troops have been deployed, and they've put up barricades and barbed wires in the city of srinagar. for more on the situation in indian—administered kashmir here's the bbc‘s rahul tandon.
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you have this narrative from the indian government that they have been a few minor protests but everything is peaceful and they have lived at these restrictions in the hindu part of kashmir but they say if the situation is calm and there are no problems, this restriction on movement in millions, why no internet, why are so many people in detention? we believe those numbers are in the hundreds. there are two distinct narratives and the reports we re distinct narratives and the reports were getting from inside indian administered kashmir, there is anger in the local population about the government's decision to revoke their autonomy and for the last ten days, the decision to stop them from communicating with each other and other parts of india as well. australia has come under fire over its coal policies at a major summit of small pacific island nations most vulnerable to climate change. the tiny nation too—var—loo is hosting the meeting — dominated by what they call the ‘climate emergency‘.
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talks got off to a bumpy start — with pacific leaders singling out australia and its energy policies. and now, new zealand's prime ministerjacinda ardern has weighed in. like our neighbours, we will continue to say that new zealand will do its part and the expectation that everyone else will as well. we have to. relative to other nations, we have a relatively small mission profile. however, if we all took the perspective that if you're small, doesn't matter, we would not see change. every little bit matters and thatis change. every little bit matters and that is why new zealand has joined the international core and we speak strongly on the international stage of these issues but ultimately, we all have to take responsibility ourselves. my references to the effect that australia has the answer to the pacific. that is a message
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for them. on tuesday, smaller island nations at the forum issued a declaration calling for but australia has called coal a red line issue, and says it won't be changing its policies. the prime minister scott morrison arrived in tuvalu on wednesday. this was the scene. he's met by children sitting submerged in water in a moat around a model of the island. they sang save tuvalu, save the world. mr morrison has promised to be a champion of environmental issues. on monday he announced 500—million dollars over the next five years, to tackle climate change in the region. but some leaders say while that aid is welcome — it doesn't let australia off the hook. here's tuvalu's prime minister speaking to abc australia.
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the situation is dire, it is urgent and we have been saying this for yea rs and we have been saying this for years and now things are really getting bad. my message to the leaders that we must act urgently and use the form here to make decisive decisions and actions. australia's coal and gas accounts for around eighty five percent of its electricity generation. last year the un warned the country was unlikely to meet its 2030 carbon emissions targets agreed to under the paris climate accord. scott morrison has been a long—time supporter of the coal industry. here he is taking a lump of coal into parliament in 2017. this is called, don't be afraid, don't be scared. i've been speaking to kate lyons — a journalist at the guardian australia who has been covering the forum in tuvalu. about what to expect today.
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it is going to be a tense day, i think, australia has come out very strongly saying it has red lines on its coal policy and also its carry—over credits to meet its emissions target under the paris agreement and the small island state including some real heavy weights in the region have come out saying that is not acceptable and that is not what they want. that is not what they need in order to print protected from the climate change crisis in the language the student come out after the latest retreat. it will be very interesting to see, australia is the wealthiest country, the largest country in the most popular country that gives an enormous amount of aid to the region and it is a key partner, a key ally.
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it is difficult for the smaller island states to have a lot of leverage with austria, but they have been so united in their stance. people are saying they have never seen people are saying they have never seen such a unified voice from the smaller island states and calling for urgent action on anything. it will be really interesting to see how much australia listens, australia is saying it is committed to being a real partner, scott morrison, the prime minister saying it isa morrison, the prime minister saying it is a specific family and how much of the family can really be if you've got one country and 17 people we re you've got one country and 17 people were here. and especially is saying that coal is its redline, would realistically budge on this?” that coal is its redline, would realistically budge on this? i think it is pretty unlikely, they have come out saying that they will not move on this and that their policy is well known. they, australia's
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line is that they are moving towards reducing coal and have in place some targets for renewables, but that is just not satisfying for the pacific state, especially when austria is looking at opening new coal mines, which isjust looking at opening new coal mines, which is just baffling to some the leaders that the prime minister said on monday was it is just something that no one who took climate change seriously would stomach. and the realities of this, what nations are what are they facing when it comes to climate change? the impact of climate change is so present. you talk to people and they say they can see it in their everyday lives. tuvalu, at some places, 50 metres across the water, the erosion is
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really present and people say that the island use too much wider, large trees, they can no longer grow crops and the centre is built on reclaimed land because so much of that island is washing away, you title or and they say that the effects. television adverts from the us food giant mondelez and the german car—maker volkswagen are the first to be banned under new uk gender stereotyping rules. the rules, which ban ads featuring "harmful gender stereotypes" or those which are likely swipe to cause "serious or widespread offence", came into force injune. here's the one from volkswagen.
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men doing impressive and adventurous things while a woman sits on a bench next to a pram. the other banned ad is this one, for philadelphia cheese. new dad too? mmhm. wow, look at this lunch. yeah. hard to choose. ah, this looks good. really good. that's the philadelphian. jess tye, from the advertising standards authority, explains the issue. when we arejudging when we are judging the ads we ask for a response but are also looking at the added self rather than what their intentions were. we are not suggesting that they set out to include a harmful gender stereotype. the depicted two new debts as somewhat hapless and actually unable
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to ca re somewhat hapless and actually unable to care for their children. it is a classic daddy do for us stereotype that we care about a lot. and that is harmful for that we care about a lot. and that is harmfulfor men that we care about a lot. and that is harmful for men who are just as capable of looking after children also harmful for capable of looking after children also harmfulfor women because it suggests that they should be the primary caregivers. your thoughts on that story always welcome the hashtag is. good evening. if i had a pound for eve ryo ne good evening. if i had a pound for everyone that asked me what has happened to our summer, i would probably be set at home watching tv and not working the late shift. but it isa and not working the late shift. but it is a very good question and our
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outlook for the next few days this distinctly autumnal dextro jet strea m distinctly autumnal dextro jet stream which will start to really strengthen after the atlantic for the latter part of the week, he could see the arrows crowding in titre and it makes us a direct target with the steepening area of low pressure that will bring widespread strong winds on friday and some heavy rain. what an windy weather on wednesday which will pull out into the north sea for thursday and a breather, shake off the raindrops, a few isolated showers across england and wales but some long spells of sunshine, later winds ina warmer long spells of sunshine, later winds in a warmerfeel to long spells of sunshine, later winds in a warmer feel to things and unsurprisingly, temperatures in the high teens up to 23 in the southeast of england. to thursday evening and overnight and friday, the cloud will start to gather towards the west and some rain will make it to dawn. and then we bear the brunt of this area of low pressure. that said, the worst of the rain coming through on friday but the rain coming too far
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and the web picture for friday with eastern county strength of the afternoon, a little bit brighter in the west later on in the day, but a windy store across the board and gusts to 35 to 3a, 35 strong enough to cause some disruption and some ran around as well spray, surface water, may be in some localised flooding temperatures depressed as a consequence of that winter weather. as for the weekend, the low still with us and that will mean strong wind, for the front tied in with our low coming in from the continent for saturday, we should actually experience some comparatively drier conditions for england wells, wales, pipeline for showers across scotland and northern ireland with some downpours, just an element of uncertainty as to how quickly that frontal clear, but i think more in the weight of the south of the uk on saturday but strong winds and the peak of the winds likely to be on sunday is that low centre just
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tightens a little bit in the bars crowding and it should be a lot of sunshine across the half of the uk and the rain sinking into northern ireland and showers into northern england and scotland but to the south, the wind in the real talking point on sunday, gusts up to 15 mph -- 50 point on sunday, gusts up to 15 mph —— 50 mph that could cause some problems. in terms of temperatures on sunday, the figures looking around average of the time of year to the south, highs of 19 or 21, a little on the cool side further north. and then onto next week where he becomes drier and also becomes a little bit warmer, particularly from wednesday onwards. our temperature is getting closer to the average temperatures of the time of year. it will become relatively cooler and they'd run into next week, we sit to they'd run into next week, we sit to the south of this, hard to make out but this moves us into warmer air and it also sees the area of low
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pressure towards the northwest. so hopefully, it means things will become less windy, a little drier and eventually start to get a little warmer too.
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tonight at 10:00pm — more shocking evidence of the spread of plastic pollution, to all corners of the globe. scientists have found particles in the frozen wastes, of the arctic. we are not treating our planet very thoughtfully. basically we produce all these packaging materials, we cover everything in polymer—based varnish. we have such a strong belief in the essential purity of this stuff that some people will find this news rather shocking. we have a special report from the arctic. also tonight — footballer emiliano sala was exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide on board his plane, before it crashed in the channel. millions face higher rail prices next year. some season tickets,
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