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brazil's military chief says his government is in talks with four countries offering help — chile, israel, ecuador and the united states. the development comes just days after brazil's government rejected a previous offer of money from the g7 countries. a us military court has set a trial date for khalid sheikh mohammad, who is accused of playing a leading role in planning the 9/11 attacks on the united states. he'll be tried in guantanamo bay from january 2021. he's already been detained for more than 15 years. the hong kong authorities have intensified their crackdown on dissent in the region. police conducted a wave of arrest — among those being detained were the prominent pro—democracy campaigners — joshua wong and agnes chow. they've both been charged withjoining and inciting others to join an unlawful assembly
president bolsonaro‘s approach to fighting the fires in the amazon is not his only policy under scrutiny. he has made little secret of his uncompromising stance on crime — saying this month that criminals will "die in the streets like cockroaches". statistics suggest that drug seizures are up and homicides down. but campaign groups say a consequence has been people dying at the hands of the police. notjust in the crossfire, but — they say — in direct attacks. hugo bachega reports from rio. shouting. another desperate mother in rio, another body lying on the ground. the blame again falls on thepolice. jean rodrigo was a popular jujitsu coach. he was arriving at the project where he gave free classes to youngsters when he was killed by a shot to the head. translation: you think a lot of things. was it because he was black, was at the entrance to a favela? he was a law—abiding citizen. so why did they shoot him?
this is alemao, where jean rodrigo died in may. it's one of rio‘s largest favelas. places like this are home to a million people. most are law—abiding but there are also ruthless criminals. as we go up the hill deep into the favela we are constantly reminded of who seems to control almost every aspect of daily life here. the graffiti on the wall and the initials of one of brazil's largest drug gangs. the authorities who came to power injanuary have promised to be tough on crime, but it has proven to be a bloodbath. so far this year more than 1000 people have been killed in police operations like this one in april. some were shot in the head, others in the chest, allegedly even after having surrendered. for many, clear signs of unlawful executions. what we can see is the public authorities giving the wrong
message, they are allowing this kind of violent approach. rio‘s governor wilson witzel posted this video on his twitter feed of him posing in a police helicopter during an operation. the governor has dismissed the criticism, saying his approach has led to a drop in violent crime. he has a ally in the far right presidentjair bolsonaro, who supports the sentiment of an old brazilian saying: "a good criminal is a dead criminal." critics say the operations are often badly planned and unnecessarily put lives at risk, but officials say the criminals are the ones behind the violence. translation: when the police entered a favelas, they go to protect the innocent residents who live under the rule of traffickers, and when we enter, we are attacked. police say officers were chasing armoured suspects whenjean rodrigo was shot, but a student who was with him told his family he does not think the killing was an accident.
translation: i don't know why the police shot at us thinking we were criminals. they fired under the car, towards where we were. what did the police tell you? nothing? nothing. now on bbc news: the travel show. hello and welcome to the travel show, coming to you from bonnie scotla nd show, coming to you from bonnie scotland we will be discovering some of this region ‘s distinctive dwelling stretching back to the neolithic age. also coming up on this week's show... we pay a visit to one of the most remote bars in the world stop mike looks ahead to the world stop mike looks ahead to the rugby world cup in trending travel, and we are in when srs where tangos been given a bit of a shakeup. let everything about following is that every leader has a different story to tell.
we are starting this week here in the outer head bodies, or the western isles. a group of islands of the extreme north—west coast of scotland. —— 0uter the extreme north—west coast of scotland. —— outer hebrides. known for their rugged duty and wildlife, it's also your find these. they are called grand 0aks and they might seem like random small overgrown islands but they were once injured man made loch dwellings during the iron age. all they could be even older than we think. newly found
a rtefa cts older than we think. newly found artefacts now death back even further to the neolithic age, around 5000 years ago. and i am with the man who found them all right here at this beautiful loch. just over there on that island, on the west side of that island, on the side of it, that's where i found the neolithic material. the early days were i was here kuring the coastguard and doing astronomy here, i noticed number of loch was marked, they didn't the dutch shall at all. i thought well, i wonder what is going on. what did you find in this loch and others around? what identified was beautifully decorated ceramics. more specific find i did make, was the bottom of this loch around the island here, it was an almost
com plete island here, it was an almost complete bowl. i gave my gullet a phone call to come and have a look anti— took his glasses off and back on again and he said, where did you find this stuff? i said i found on again and he said, where did you find this stuff? i said ifound it in the loch here, he said we don't find that stuff here. he says you don't know what you found, this is early neolithic. it's not supposed to be here. these islands over —— on the go back to the island —— iron age. that's quite a feat for a bowl. it certainly was. can anyone come out here and started rummaging around under the water? define some amazing relics? her. ifi around under the water? define some amazing relics? her. if i go to any loch, what i do is seek permission from the state of the trust or from anybody that owns the area. i get permission first before i stick my head into the water. chris 's fines make some of these older than egypt's pyramids. he is now working closely with archaeologists from england to see what other secrets they can honour. —— on earth. while
they can honour. —— on earth. while the outer hebrides are some of the oldest, hundreds of this stone islands are scattered across scotland, forgotten and overgrown. i'm heading to the mainland to the centre in the highlands. i'm keen to find out just how centre in the highlands. i'm keen to find outjust how they centre in the highlands. i'm keen to find out just how they were centre in the highlands. i'm keen to find outjust how they were used thousands of years ago. the timing is pretty great because we are in the middle of an iron age festival. so this is a bone whistle. it is one of the earliest musical instruments in human history. and i'm going to give it a go.
and this is what some of the crannog would have applied. —— looks like. welcome to the crannog. it's much bigger than i thought it would be. it's much more spacious, small on the outside and you come in and... we have always been having that illusion. it's large but very cosy. you have essential hearth and a domestic seated area for everybody to sit around. to eat their meals at the end of the day. behind you we have a little pen. for putting the animals and over the winter, we think and basically you've got an upper level here for sleeping in. and some of the people might have to sleep on his upper levels. the festival around the reconstructed
crannog helps give a sense of what it might have been like. with people teaching traditional crafts and life skills, essential to iron age living. the plan is to make butter out of this cream using only my bare hand. i will see how i go. it's quite cold. who needs a rest? —— whisk? that, my friends is butter made with my bare hand. i'll give it a little go. it's definitely butter. 0h, a little go. it's definitely butter. oh, yes. nice fresh butter, i will never buy butter again. and a p pa re ntly never buy butter again. and apparently they use corals, that brown thing made of animal skin to navigate the waterways. what do you think top speed is for the accomplished paddler? not much quicker than i am going right now.
how old with this kind of structure have been? we dated this to 500 bc four double this kind of thing because this is recent? how much effort or time with the subject and to build? it took us three years to build this crannog, ten years at the very most. in this building we got over 700 trees together, compared to the roundhouse on the land you are looking at about 75 trees. so why did they go to all this effort to build something out of the water? it's a good question and is a simple archaeological answer. we don't really know. that's what's brilliant about the prehistory. realistically we think there are three main reasons. as a we think there are three main reasons. as a secure we think there are three main reasons. as a secure structure, it is out of the water with a walkway going on, you have a one way on you have one way. the other way you can look at it is with you being on the water, trade. you out for everyone to see for miles around. 0n water, trade. you out for everyone to see for miles around. on top of that what you might be looking at is
arguably status. why go through all the time and effort, it could just be to show off. anterior scottish weather, it has started to rain. so what better way to stay drier than gathering back inside the crannog, listening to folksongs, similar to ones it might have been sung during the iron age or even the neolithic age, over 5000 years ago. never one group promote islands to another. way out in the atlantic 0cean. another. way out in the atlantic ocean. the home to one of the most remote ocean. the home to one of the most re m ote bars ocean. the home to one of the most remote bars in the world. where sailors from around the globe collect their mail during the voyages a cross collect their mail during the voyages across outlander.
before the marina was built, yachts would be anchored here in the harbour and his grandfather would i’ow harbour and his grandfather would row out to the yachts to find out whether they needed provisions, whether they needed provisions, whether they needed assistance, and a lot of them asked, could he hold mailfor a lot of them asked, could he hold mail for them. a lot of them asked, could he hold mailfor them. in this a lot of them asked, could he hold mail for them. in this very quickly became known in the community that you could have mailforwarded to became known in the community that you could have mail forwarded to the cafe and when you arrived, there would be a pile of mail waiting for you.
kenmore, and this is home to scotla nd kenmore, and this is home to scotland because ‘s oldest in, also they say. let's go it out. tell me a bit about your hotel. it was built in 1572 when it was given permission by the local met of tim miles castle, to provide food and beverage to local community and travellers. castle, to provide food and beverage to local community and travellerslj see to local community and travellers.” see a lot of robert burns, the famous scottish poet, they're on the wall, what is the connection? robbie burns visit to the hotel in 1782, and he wrote a poem on the wall. burns visit to the hotel in 1782, and he wrote a poem on the wallm is still there. this is the original? wow. he had a few whiskeys iam presuming original? wow. he had a few whiskeys i am presuming a mr ryan chair, inspiration struck, and he wrote on the wall. that's quite remarkable. i can't imagine there are many hotels around that can boast their own handwritten robbie burns poem. the
first example of graffiti in this area. up next, it is mike with trending travel. it is now time for trending travel, a regular pick of the top photos, videos and stories all happening online this week. the chance for you to legally climb uluru is officially and quickly coming to an end. 0ctober uluru is officially and quickly coming to an end. october 26 this year is the day that has been chosen to ban people from climbing the world heritage listed site. it is also one of the planet's most recognisable natural landmarks and a sacred site for the local people. but just sacred site for the local people. butjust remember, sacred site for the local people. but just remember, you sacred site for the local people. butjust remember, you will no longer be able to climate after the 26th of october. —— climate. is this a brand—new way to travel to the uk? french adventurer frankie zapata has made the first ever successful
english channel crossing from france to the uk on hisjet english channel crossing from france to the uk on his jet powered fly board. 0n to the uk on his jet powered fly board. on his previous attempt the frenchman fell into the sea but this time he flew his own invention that he created three years ago across the 35 kilometres stretch of water injust 22 minutes. reaching the 35 kilometres stretch of water in just 22 minutes. reaching speeds of up to 170 kilometres per hour. that's a lot faster than crossing the channel by ferry. in more conventional flight news from france, starting next year all flights departing the country will be implementing an ego tax, as the government plans to invest in eco— friendly transport infrastructure. you will pay between 1.5 and 18 euros depending on your ticket and destination but the fee will not apply to flights heading to france connecting there. does sorting out a visa put you off visiting countries? sri lanka is hoping to attract back tourist following the drop in tourist following the drop in tourist with the offer of free visas tourist with the offer of free visas to relatives in 48 countries. if you
qualify you have untiljanuary one to ta ke qualify you have untiljanuary one to take up the offer. after that the fee returns. this month marks the start of the 2019 rugby world cup which runs through to the end of 0ctober. which runs through to the end of october. this is the first time the competition is being held in asia, so here is our trending guide to what to see, do and expect if you are planning on heading to japan. japan cause a lot of excitement at the last rugby world cup when we famously beat south africa. now it is ourtime to famously beat south africa. now it is our time to host. you might remember last year i said come on the challenge to see as many of the sites in six host cities within the time it takes to see a rugby match. now the world cup is about to kick off here injapan, this is my guide to see the mighty blossoms in action. all this information is at the rugby world cup website. the tickets are selling fast so get in quick. confirm your travel plans before you arrive. the best bet is taking public transport. if you plan
to visit multiple cities, be sure to get a to visit multiple cities, be sure to getajapan to visit multiple cities, be sure to get ajapan rail to visit multiple cities, be sure to get a japan rail pass as it is easier. fans don't limited our great place to spend time and there are great events going on. if you have a ticket sure to arrive one hour before to go through security and find your seat. if you are leaving the host city after the map take some time to see the site before you move some time to see the site before you m ove o nto some time to see the site before you move onto the next city. this will you avoid the crowds. dzeko channel to see the full guide to these cities. remember, a little japanese goes a long way. there are some useful phrases you can learn. that's it for now. make sure to keep sending us your stories and photos of the places you live and places you love. ab next time you will be
trending in travel. —— maybe. and this week we are off to the argentine capital of buenos aires. in recent years it has become known as one of our —— south america's most as one of our —— south america's m ost lg bt as one of our —— south america's most lgbt friendly cities. but well—known export tango is not known as the most inclusive of dancers. despite the fact that in its early days men often danced the tango together because of a lack of available female partners.
tango is part of our identity as argentinians. and maybe also of the men and women image, it is also very connected with our culture. tango is very... the only way to danced anger was with a man and only men good ask women to dance. it was something very strong and because it was something against our culture. making the rules.
i usually lead but i prefer to follow, and my favourite thing about hollowing is that every leader has a story to tell. when i am leading i am only telling my story. when i am following i get to hear everyone? excitement or sadness orjoy in their own dance. we already achieve many things, but what still is a challenge is the
possibility for the queer people, 95v possibility for the queer people, gay and or trans— people to dance, be comfortable and freely in the traditional milongas. dancers in argentina shaking up the tango well. that's all we have time for on this week's programme but coming up next week: lucy is in switzerland taking part in a wine festival that only happens once every 25 years. and getting into a fla p every 25 years. and getting into a flap in the process. the sun is blazing, it is so hot, i am melting. totally worth it! look at this atmosphere! and in the meantime, don't forget you can catch up with us on don't forget you can catch up with us on the road in real—time by checking out our social media feed, and sharing your travels with us and the rest of the world. until next
time, from me, christa larwood and the rest of the travel show team here in scotland, goodbye. we start the weekend on an unsettled note thanks to low pressure to the north and west of the uk, it has already brought a lot of rainfall to parts of scotland and northern ireland during the course of friday. a very wet start to saturday across northern and western areas, quite breezy ahead of it, dry, but that weather front will continue to move its way eastwards through the day, tending to fizzle out by the time it reaches eastern england, but behind it skies brighten up nicely. a few blustery showers in the north and west, the odd heavy one and cooler air beginning to set in here. 20—23 or 2a across the south—east, that is the last of the warmth for now, but that weather front moves through during saturday
night into sunday. we are into a much cooler, fresher polar maritime north—westerly, that will be noticeable as we wake up on sunday to a chilly start, plenty of sunshine around, lots of showers begin to push in to the north and west of the country, a few also across the midlands but southern areas should stay dry. temperatures 11—20, much cooler than of late.
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