tv Outside Source BBC News November 4, 2019 9:00pm-10:01pm GMT
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. democrats have started releasing the first transcripts from witnesses in the trump impeachment investigation. meanwhile president trump has told four white house officials not to appear before lawmakers. the democrats say that won't slow them down. we are not going to delay our work, that would just allow these witnesses and the white house to succeed with their goal which is to delay, deny, obstruct. sir lindsay hoyle has been elected as the new speaker of the british parliament. as is traditional he was dragged to the chair by mps. he promised to restore the reputation of parliament. in the indian capital delhi levels of dangerous air particles are well over safe limits. and the supreme court says authorities are "passing the buck".
we'll hear from the bbc‘s team there. the boss of mcdonald's has been fired for having a relationship with an employee. mcdonalds said it was consensual, but "violated company policy". congress has published two transcripts of testimony given by former ambassadors about donald trump's phone call asking ukraine to investigate joe biden and his son. this is all part of the impeachment inquiry into president trump — for his part the president denies withholding military aid until ukraine began the investigation. former us ambassador to ukraine marie yovanovitch says
she was shocked to discover that donald trump had told the ukrainian president she was ‘bad news‘. and that before she left her post in the spring, ukrainian officials had warned that a campaign against her was being orchestrated by president trump's lawyer, rudi guiliani — and she needed to watch her back. just to reiterate — that's ukraine warning the us ambassador about the actions of the president's lawyer. the other former ambassador is michael mckinley. more recently, he's been an advisor to the secretary of state, mike pompeo. he resigned that role because of concerns that us embassies were being asked to dig up dirt for domestic political purposes — and because of a failure to defend us diplomats, specifically marie yovanovitch. for more on these transcipts, here's anthony zurcher. it confirms a lot of what we had heard about this testimony, at the time, and that was that she had real concerns about how foreign policy
was being conducted towards the ukraine and that she personally felt threatened after she read the transcript of the phone call between donald trump and england where donald trump and england where donald trump and england where donald trump badmouthed her and said she would have some things coming at her, which made her very concerned —— donald trump and volodymyr zelensky. so my macro was encouraged to tweet some praise yovanovitch was encouraged to tweet some praise of donald trump to find favour once again. the white house is not cooperating with the impeachment inquiry. four white house officials called to testify have declined. this is what the chair of the house intelligence committee had to say about it. this will be further evidence of an effort by the administration to obstruct the lawful duties of congress. i would also say and we expect the witnesses who have been subpoenaed to come in this
afternoon, to also be no—shows, this will only further added to the body of evidence on a potential obstruction of congress charge against the president. this is anthony again. it's interesting to note that it macro take note of the people who are defying the white house, —— it is interesting to note the people who are defying the white house. these people have defied the directions of the president have testified anyway, the four who did not show up today, lawyers within the white house, people who were close to the chief of staff or the office of management and budget meant to be macro some of the more political appointments, they are the ones who are heeding the direction of this white house not to cooperate and they say they have not been given enough time and they will wait for any kind of lawsuit to tell them that they have to testify.
separately, the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint about the phone call kickstarted the impeachment inquiry — has agreed to answer written questions under oath from house republicans. for his part, the president spent the weekend calling for the whistleblower to be publicly identified. there is no evidence adam schiff is corrupt. here's anthony again. the thing is, we have the whistle—blower complaint, the original complaint and we have this readout transcript, whatever you wa nt to readout transcript, whatever you want to call it, produced by the white house that describes the interaction between president donald trump and president volodymyr zele ns ky trump and president volodymyr zelensky and they match up pretty closely, so the whistle—blower complaint has been largely substantiated by that document as well as by the testimony that we have seen, the opening statements provided by numerous officials
within the state department and the trump foreign policy team. so donald trump foreign policy team. so donald trump has repeatedly said that the transcript provided did not meet up with the whistle—blower complaint, and that simply is not the case. no matter how mini times the president says it. —— how many. whether the whistle—blower testifies in person oi’ whistle—blower testifies in person or provides written answers, that will remain to be seen, but clearly there is a strategy from donald trump to undermine this person and if the name becomes public specifically try to come up with damaging information and make the complaint seem less valid. damaging information and make the complaint seem less validlj damaging information and make the complaint seem less valid. i want to understand the procedure whereby the whistle—blower does not take life questions and takes written questions, is that a standard form that people can testify using?m questions, is that a standard form that people can testify using? it is the way donald trump testified to robert mueller in his investigation,
so robert mueller in his investigation, so there is some sort of a track record for this being used in specific cases, although i can't recall anything in particular in an impeachment inquiry that this has been done, but if they are trying to preserve this person's anonymity, that seems like one way to do it, rather than find a way to shuffle the person in and out of the hearing where there's a chance the pub that it macro identity —— where there's a chance the identity of the person could be leaked. focus on the issue of smog in delhi. a public health emergency has been declared because of the worst pollution there for three years. people are being told to stay indoors and avoid physical activity. you can see why. over the weekend, there were protests demanding action and india's supreme court has accused state governments of "passing the buck".
a majorfactor at this time of year is farmers in neighbouring states who are burning crop stubble to clear their fields. this creates a lethal cocktail of gases — which then mix with smoke from fireworks set off during diwali. here's delhi's deputy chief minister. translation: we cannot decrease the smoke from a stubble burning today because it has already spread, but we can at least reduce sources of pollution within the city, like others we have got to cut vehicle pollution in delhi for ourselves and oui’ pollution in delhi for ourselves and our children. delhi is landlocked — and sits on a flat plain with the himalayas to the north. that means pollution is more likely to settle on the city. the pink you can see in this graphic shows where air pollution is classed as being unhealthy,
the purple is very unhealthy — and the two burgundy spots you can see here and right on delhi are hazardous. rajini vaidyanathan is there. delhi is experiencing the worst pollution it has seen in three years and the levels are lower than they we re and the levels are lower than they were at the weekend but they are still staggeringly high and remain in the hazardous category. one health ministry official said that pollution metres in delhi do not have enough digits to accurately record the levels and described it asa record the levels and described it as a disaster. schools remain shut today and construction has been halted and one thing has been introduced to reduce the emissions from traffic. that is the odd even scheme, so private vehicles on even dates that have a registration plate ending in an even number can drive on the roads and then it is the opposite on an odd day and that is to reduce the number of cars on the road, but it is notjust that. not just that that contributes to the
high level of pollution. it is also industrial emissions and also at the moment the emissions that come from farmers in nearby states, burning crop stubble. and rajini has tweeted... greenpeace has released this which highlights health problems caused by pollution. they include, strokes, lung cancer, respiratory infections and heart disease. here's the bbc‘s pratiksha ghildial on this part of the story. let me give you a sense of what it feels like it is pretty difficult to breathe, it is a smoky slightly putrid smell in the air and i can feel the itch in my throat, and some people here are walking around in masks, though indians are not used to using masks, so a lot of people are not. it is a real public health
emergency and the most affected are vulnerable groups like homeless people and took took drivers and the traffic police, and also children and the elderly, so it is a real crisis. studio: one more colleague to hearfrom. vikas pandey is also based in the bbc newsroom in delhi. he filmed his ride to work. another morning in delhi with smoke and smog and it is difficult to breathe even inside the car. today i'm going to keep recording and i'm going to keep talking as we drive through delhi to reach my office and along the way i will tell you what i see and also what i don't see because of the smoke. delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world throughout the year, and it gets really bad in november, largely because farmers in neighbouring states burn a crop stubble, and the smoke from that comes to delhi and
hangs over making the air really toxic. i see a lot of tall buildings and monuments during my drive to work, but today none of them are visible and they are all covered in the thick smog and i can only see a silhouette. again, there a building here, one of the iconic buildings, one of the first skyscrapers which went up in delhi but as you can see there is just a silhouette visible. vietnamese police have made further arrests over the deaths of 39 migrants in a lorry in essex in the east of england almost two weeks ago. eight suspects are being held in relation to people smuggling offences. in the uk, the government has been criticised. the bbc‘s dominic casciani tweeted. ..
the report says the government's focus on security at ports is pushing migrants into taking more dangerous routes to the uk. well, vietnamese officials arrived in the uk today to help identify the 39 victims. and services like this one were held over the weekend. this is a church in east london on saturday — more than 100 people attended. quynh le from bbc vietnamese reports. over the weekend the members of the vietnamese community went to a church in east london and they were there for a service for the 39
people found dead in a lorry in essex, and we spoke to many people. one of the priests said he is calling for the vietnamese community to come forward and help the police in their investigation. many of the vietnamese came to the uk after the vietnamese came to the uk after the vietnam war so to some of them, the victims who are thought to be via names, seem victims who are thought to be via names, seem to die while trying to seek dignity and happiness —— who are thought to be vietnamese. it was are thought to be vietnamese. it was a worthwhile struggle for them to come here even though it was illegal. on the other hand some people that we spoke to at the event so people that we spoke to at the event so that people should not come to the uk illegally under the false promise ofjobs and accommodation. so there was a diversity of opinions at the event. in vietnam, human trafficking and modern slavery are on the rise. here's graph from the times, showing a sharp increase
between 2009 and 2016. that investigation also revealed that some trafficking gangs are using different tactics, with some teenagers entering the uk on private school visas, before disappearing a few weeks into the term. eight alone have gone missing from one exclusive west london school. many take a route through russia or china, as you can see in this map made by the uk's independent anti—slavery commissioner in 2017. this is worth a lot of money to vietnam. migrant labourers are expected to send back almost $17 billion to vietnam this year, more than 6% of the gross domestic product. here's quynh le again. today the police in the central province where most of the victims are believed to come from announced they have made eight arrests against
suspects in the local province, this brings the total number of people arrested in vietnam now to turn. the police are insisting that this is just the initial stage of the investigation —— now to turn. some people may be arrested or they may be released later. is it possible to estimate the scale of the problem of people trafficking or illegal immigration from vietnam? how may people will try to carry out these journeys? according to some researchers i spoke to an estimated 18,000 vietnamese people are smuggled into europe including the uk every year. it is a fairly small numberfor a uk every year. it is a fairly small number for a country of 95 million people but it is still a serious problem that the government is struggling to find solutions to. many people come here on the promise
that they will find it easy to have a betterjob and better accommodation and a better life but we know many are very vulnerable to sexual exploitation and forced labour. however, some people in vietnam also said that they did see their neighbours becoming richer thanks to the money sent back from the uk. so it is a mixed picture, on the uk. so it is a mixed picture, on the one hand many people recognise the one hand many people recognise the deadly risks they may face, but on the other hand they really believe that the opportunities, so i think the uk and vietnam are in need ofa think the uk and vietnam are in need of a variety of solutions. we are a lwa ys of a variety of solutions. we are always indebted to the bbc world service. stay with us on outside source — still to come... the ceo of mcdonald's has been fired for having a consensual relationship with an employee. we will find out afterwards how this
is becoming increasingly common, for corporate to have these rules. —— corporates. for the past three months oil slicks have been washing up along brazil's north—east coast, affecting 2,000 kilometres of beaches. president bolsonaro has now warned the "worst is yet to come". gareth barlow reports. it's become a familiar sight on brazil's beaches, pristine sands tarnished by oil and tar. for months, workers and volunteers have removed tonnes of black sludge. it's painstaking work, but vital for the environment, and brazil's tourist sector. the authorities suspect a greek tanker that sailed from venezuela is to blame. translation: oceanographic calculations of previous activity were made, and according to the modelling, it is believed that only one ship could have left that oil spill. on sunday, hundreds of people hugged
the sea to show that brazil's beaches are still open. the worry is there could be more oil about to wash ashore. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story... witness transcripts from the impeachment inquiry into donald trump have been released. the former us ambassador to ukraine says the president's personal laywer tried to discredit her. these are pictures from santiago. anti—government protests are into their third straight week and show no sign of letting up. let's talk about facebook because after being contacted by the bbc it's removed an advert from a tax campaign group for breaking its rules on political advertising. the fair tax campaign has been running this ad
with the message "could you afford an extra £214 each month?" it falsely claims that this is what labour's tax plans would mean for everyone. which is not true. this is in the context of the general election that's taking place in the uk on 12 december. here's our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones. we have been running this crowd sourced campaign for a couple of days asking people to send in screenshots of ads they're getting from the main parties as the election campaign gets under way and how they are targeted because only the people who receive these ads get that information. we got three different people contacting us saying they had seen this advert. the advert is missing a key thing, under the new rules on facebook it has to say who is actually paying for the advert, so we contacted facebook and they said, yes, we have taken it down because it contravenes those rules. who made the mistake, facebook or the campaign group
opting out of being correctly labelled? both, in a way, what is not clear is who is behind the advert, so there is a page on facebook called the fair tax campaign and it was created only in mid—october and it has six likes because it has virtually no presence on facebook but it has created this ad. facebook should have seen that something had broken its rules because this is clearly a political ad and interestingly it is not broken its rules because of any inaccuracy. you are allowed misinformation. you can say whatever you like and mark zuckerberg has defended that to the hilt as a free expression, but you do have to say who you are and who has paid for the ad and that information is not on the advert. the challenge is things can be put onto facebook and they can be put onto facebook and they can impact on thinking well before facebook catch up with it. like in this case. that is why we are
running this whole venture to try and crowd sourced these adverts and see how the individual parties is targeting their messages and how much they are spending. if people wa nt to much they are spending. if people want to send you an example of something you are looking for, what do they do? screenshot the ad and if they click on the three dots at the top, it will say why am i seeing this ad and it will give you useful information about why it is being targeted at you, you can e—mail that to us. uber technologies beat wall street estimates for third—quarter revenue, as more people used its ride—hailing and uber eats restaurant delivery service. samira hussain in new york. the biggest headline right now is over $1 billion in losses for the
quarter, a huge amount of company the —— a huge amount of money the company has lost in the last three months, saw that number coming up at less tha n months, saw that number coming up at less than $1 million was pretty staggering, so this is pretty eye watering. that loss is despite the fa ct we watering. that loss is despite the fact we saw that people are using uber, 30% more people are using the site, which is significant, we are not just talking about the right hailing app but also the other services, like uber eats which is the restaurant delivery service. it isa the restaurant delivery service. it is a mixed bag. we are not seeing any profitability from this company. what do they say about that when they are criticised for losing too much money? good question, if you remember back to the beginning of the year when they first became a publicly traded company, we spoke about the fact it never said when it was actually going to start making a profit and despite that there was
still a lot of investor interest, and if you ask what we are expecting from uber going forward, couple of things, the ceo says, 2019 is going to be the year in which you see a lot more of these losses because thatis lot more of these losses because that is when they are making these big investments into their company, and those big investments should slow down by next year. the second thing is that he is predicting the actually uber will make a profit sometime in 2021. —— that actually. interesting. ryanair has made half year profits of just over a billion euros. but its boss, michael o'leary says he's cautious — mainly due to the delay of the boeing 737 max — in which ryan air has heavily invested. here's more from him. expect to take delivery of 20 aircraft before the summer of 2020
but originally we were scheduled to ta ke but originally we were scheduled to take 60 aircraft with boeing, so we carry more passengers next summer but the growth will slow significantly and we think we will grow now buy may be 2—3%. originally we we re grow now buy may be 2—3%. originally we were predicting growth of 7%. the dialogue continues with boeing and there will be coasts won costs we have to recover but we can't cons wife of them —— there will be costs we have to recover but we can't quantify them just yet. even if we get 20 aircraft we are still down a0 aircraft, and if we get none of these aircraft in time for next summer it just means these aircraft in time for next summer itjust means slower growth but slower growth and less capacity means but slower growth and less capacity mea ns u nfortu nately but slower growth and less capacity means unfortunately higher airfares which will be bad for our customers in the short—term but good for the shareholders, but we would prefer to grow lowering airfares. a reminder, sir lindsay hoyle has
been elected as the speaker of the house of commons to replacejohn bercow. we will find out about him shortly. we will have a look at what is going on around the world, starting off across north america. cloud working in a cross into central portions of canada, north—westerly winds bringing snow flurries and the colder air is not staying put, it will be pushing south into northern parts of the us with temperatures staying below freezing. in winnipeg down to —7 in central canada, the colder air moving into north dakota, so it will feel more like winter. at the moment we have a number of apples affecting
somalia, but we could also have localised flooding —— a number of showers. the rain is likely to be intense. passing showers from time to time in casablanca, but more as we head towards the weekend. extremely severe cyclonic storm is going to continue to push towards gujarat although it is likely to wea ken gujarat although it is likely to weaken before making landfall. it will depend how strong the winds is over this part of the world. the area of pressure in the bay of bengal is set to strengthen into a cyclonic storm that could become quite nasty as we work towards the north of the bay of bengal next week. strong winds affecting thailand. up to a good 80 kilometres per hour, a trough of low pressure brings thunderstorms to the philippines. this could develop into a tropical system over the coming
days. we will keep a close eye on developments. in australia we have had welcome rain but a change is on the way, an area of high pressure building infor the way, an area of high pressure building in for most, colder air coming into the south—east of australia and that will knock the temperatures down. late in the week temperatures down. late in the week temperature will struggle at around 13 in melbourne. look at this, a slow—moving weather front in the north—west of russia which will bring heavy rain, 50 millimetres for some and very cold air will mean in a localised strip there will be heavy falls of snow and there could be 30 centimetres. that is quite the way north of moscow. over the next few days of temperatures will be dropping in moscow, down to about five this weekend as the cooler air eventually works its way in. we would have a you show around on tuesday but a brightening process and it will start to feel cooler
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. democrats have started releasing the first transcripts from witnesses in the impeachment investigation. meanwhile president trump has told four white house officials not to appear before lawmakers. the democrats say that won't slow them down. we are not going to delay our work. that would merely allow these witnesses and the white house to succeed with their goal which is to delay, deny, obstruct. sir lindsay hoyle has been elected as the new speaker of the british parliament. as is traditional he was dragged to the chair by mps. he promised to be "neutral" and "tra nsparent". the election campaign officially starts tomorrow — but doctors and health service managers are already warning the parties not to use the nhs as a political football.
in the indian capital delhi levels of dangerous air particles are well over safe limits. and the supreme court says authorities are "passing the buck". we'll hear from the bbc‘s team there. and we'll tell you about the ceo of mcdonald's — who's been fired after having a consensual relationship with an employee. the father of the house of commons has announced the new speaker, labour mp sir lindsay hoyle. the number of votes cast for each candidate was as follows. chris grant, 213. sir lindsay hoyle, 325.
hear, hear! and after the results were read out, sir lindsay made his way to his new chair in the traditional way by being dragged through the house by his peers — a tradition which comes from the fact that historically some was of course he has got a big job coming up because jon was of course he has got a big job coming up becausejon bercow has been a unique speaker it is fair to say and it's been a unique speaker it is fair to say and its credit some enemies but also supporters and he put it is hard, at his heart a defensive parliament public role. here he is, he's been member of the house of comments since 1997 and served as deputy speaker since 2010, spending a few hours today deputizing forjon
bercow and evidently he is a popular figure on both of the house. importantly figure on both of the house. importa ntly he has figure on both of the house. importantly he has never declared his views on brexit which much put him ina his views on brexit which much put him in a very small minority of the country. let's bring in helen cat who has been following all of this from westminster. good to speak to you. tell us more about the role they place with reference to the brexit story. an awful lot of rigmarole just to have settlements shout order and keeping peace of mind but the role of the speaker is a lot more important than that. firstly they help to interpret the parliamentary rules so that they can work out ways of using parliamentary procedures if they are acceptable of the rules in terms of the house. if they are in order if you like. we see how important that can be in recent weeks over the brexit debate where weeks over the brexit debate where we have seen mps using different mechanisms to take control of the order paperfor mechanisms to take control of the order paper for example so that backbenchers could get bits of business through that they wanted, and to the speaker plays a key role
in that in the speaker also when it comes to choosing amendments in ways that mps want to try to change laws and bills going through parliament the speaker has a key role in all of that. so that is why it's particularly important. don't go away, i have a few things to ask you about. while mps have been choosing new speaker, the election campaign rolls on. the leader of the brexit party nigel farage unveiled his list of election candidates. he's not one of them. he's been attacked by some conservative brexiteers for risking brexit by fielding candidates against the tories. plaid cymru launched its election campaign in anglesey. its leader adam price says labour and the conservatives have "fa iled" wales, and made teh case for welsh independence. sinn fein says it won't not run candidates in three northern ireland constituencies.
instead its urging its voters to back pro—remain candidates. and the scottish national party leader nicola sturgeon has challenged borisjohnson and jeremy corbyn to a tv debate. so far the only tv debate to have been confirmed is on itv betweenjeremy corbyn and boris johnson. and that has the liberal democrat leader jo swinson has also been talking about being excluded from the itv debate. she says the party is taking legal advice. here's more of a statement earlier. i stand as a candidate to be prime minister, and as the leader of the biggest and strongest party of remain, it is nonsense to suggest that these debates should go ahead, leave versus leave with no voice at fort remain whatsoever. itv says it's planning comprehensive and balanced election coverage,
including a debate in which seven party leaders will be invited to take part. helen catt, westminister. one of the rules around the tv debates, can the broadcasters do whatever they like? they are chosen by discussion between the tv companies and the political parties as to the makeup of each one, and that we have seen different things over the years so if you think back to 2010 was eight took on the left of their own we had the debate between david cameron and gordon brown and nick clegg. there was a three—way debate. we see things like seven way debates with the leaders of all the different parties so the format and different formats, things we re format and different formats, things were their head—to—head and with a are having leaders interviewed one after the other so the formats of people that take part art died by discussion for broadcasters and political parties. there are no set rules on exactly how we should go ahead.
a quick question about the brexit party, top and the european elections in may. we have any more details on their tactics going into this election? we know from the launch that natural for us a few days ago of the overall strategy that he clearly believes his parties best chances are to target labour leave seats for the currently have a remain mp. so it seems like that might be where the party is going to focus a lot of their firepower but as you said he is saying he will stand candidates in every seat across england, scotland and wales. that's because the conservatives have turned out his offer of an electoral pact that was never really going to fly i don't think so i think he probably knew that. his argument when he is competing against conservative candidates, may bea against conservative candidates, may be a little more technical for him to get across, his argument is this is not brexit, that the deal is not brexit. and as a possibility that might bea brexit. and as a possibility that might be a harder sell perhaps than it is in labour areas. we are going to have to watch as the campaign
goes forward exactly how to break the party is targeting those seats. thank you. the parties‘ plans for the national health service are already a central part of the campaign. today, they were were given a warning from a group called nhs providers, which represents hospitals and other health trusts in england. we thought it was sensible at the beginning of the campaign to basically urge politicians to be honest and open and realistic and clear about the promises that they make, and let's try and avoid getting into cheap political slogans and trying to westernize the services as a means of fighting the party political battle. this is why there's such focus on the nhs. it's always one of the most important issues for voters. and we know it‘ sunder pressure.
it's always been the top two or three issues and how people vote. in england, a.a million people waiting for a routine operation, and there are more than 100,000 vacancies — that's 9% of the workforce. let's hear some of the arguments. first from labour's john mcdonnell. i think they are right, it should not be weapon eyes but we've got to have an honest debate about it, and that's why today i have been meeting with nhs staff to hear what they've got to say and i tell you some of the evidence they are presenting does worry us all and should worry us does worry us all and should worry us all and does come in a message from them, we need more respect, more resources, and want to end the privatisation of the nhs. not everyone categorises privitatisation within the nhs this way. this is charlotte pickles from a centre right think tank called reform, which focuses on public services. privatisation is not on the table. and i guess, if we are going to have
a more realistic conversation we might ask him whether therefore he wants to nationalise gp surgeries or pharmacies, or dentist because of course most of those are provided by private individuals who are indeed private individuals who are indeed private sector if you like. now here's boris johnson tweeting in september. the prime minister included a video in which he talked about a programme to build a0 new hospitals, and he's repeated the promise multiple times. but that is not what is happening. it's not true. here's charlotte pickles again. equally on the other side, when we have the prime minister stand up and say there's going to be 40 new hospitals but after the funding is only available for six i think we probably could be a bit more realistic there.
it's also worth bearing in mind that spending on health has slowed down. this shows the average annual increase in government spending on health, based on current prices. you can see that even with the money proposed by the conservatives, the increase will be below the average annual increase. so how should voters pick their way through the claims and counter claims on the nhs. ruth thorlby is from an independent charity called the health foundation. we had not seen the manifestos yet, clearly there's a lot of pledges being made already. i think people have to ask themselves what of the cost of this? how people been clear and upfront about where the money is going to come from, and that also feeds about a bigger debate about how confident they are about the proposals to grow the economy so that we have the taxes to do this. so is it costed and does it affect
other parts of the nhs rather than just some of the flagship projects? people watching this will be having contacts with their general practitioners and contacts with district nurses in their community as well as the big hospitals. the nhs touches everyone at different points in their lives in some parts of the service or under more pressure than others so i think people should use their common sense a little bit about does this add up to me? that's all the information. you can see more on the bbc news website. iraqi security forces have opened fire on protesters in baghdad. reports say at least five people were killed — though medical officals say two people had died and one of them was a police officer. this happened in the centre of baghdad after protesters tried to cross ahrar bridge. the protesters were filmed clashing with security forces near the bridge. here you can see a large crowd of protesters confronting a riot truck, which is hosing them with a water cannon.
here you can see one injured protester being taken away. at least 20 were injured today. the clashes continued for hours, with police firing numrous volleys of tear gas, to keep the protesters away from official buildings. the protesters were trying to breach the barricades on al ahrar bridge, which leads to the heavily fortified green zone, where the government is headquartered. yesterday at least three other protesters were killed in karbala, when they tried to get into the compound of the iranian consulate there. to find out more about these protests, i spoke to world service middle east editor, alan johnston. a tense, chaotic sort of day in
baghdad * with reports of many streets being blocked, fires a set atjunctions, streets being blocked, fires a set at junctions, courts being streets being blocked, fires a set atjunctions, courts being closed, teachers on strike, government offices not opening and as the day went on, violence, difficult to chart and track and separate the different reports of casualties coming in but around middle of the afternoon baghdad time reuters news agency reported that five people had been killed and apparently in an effort to cross a bridge on the tigris, medicals officers talk to some people and they said that nobody had been killed in baghdad that day and later another report of two dead. and a feeling that as the day was going on there was more intense effort by the demonstrators to get to more sensitive places and try to gather near an office of the prime minister and of thejustice minister, a sense of escalation. and overnight we had an iranian consulate being attacked, how does that fit into the equation? the have
been fuelled by anger, the rampant corruption in iraq, anger at the lack ofjobs and very dire public services, electricity and water and a desire to see a great sweeping away of the political establishment, away of the political establishment, a reordering of the political system and within that there is deep resentment at the amount of foreign interference, american and iranian in theiraffairs and interference, american and iranian in their affairs and we saw some of that playing out in other cities last night when a crowd gathered near the iranian consulate, the fire was set at the entrance. iran out was set at the entrance. iran out was scrolled on the walls. putting a lot of effort into their influence on the walls. that plays into their politics and economics, militarily and to the radiance will be right about what they see playing out in a moment in iraq. stay with us on outside source — still to come.
the ceo of mcdonalds has been fired for having a consensual relationship with an employee and the ceo agrees with it. the baby goods and maternity retailer, mothercare, is now warning it's on the brink of collapse in the uk. once boasting a25 stores, it's now appointing administrators for its british business, with two and a half thousand jobs at risk. the company has been struggling for some time, losing £36 million last year. our business correspondent emma simpson reports. the 19705, and motherca re the 19705, and mothercare had already become the go to a place for all of those baby essentials. including a pram for six quid. it served generations of new parents, but over the years this specialist retailer lost its way. take two of these and put them at the top stop you. everyone these and put them at the top stop
everyone is trying to beat each other and the shops are getting cheaper and cheaper. and so the stores will charge a premium and unfortunately they are being hit with these things and people want to shop elsewhere. i do my shopping online more. which is a shame because it's a good place to go with the kids as well. they think it's fun there. mothercare's uk business has been losing money for years, today the company said it could no longer see a return to profitability and called it a day. at its peak in 2008 come up mothercare had a25 stores, but by last year it was down to just 79 after a major restructuring to close shops and cut costs. that did not work and now two and a half thousand jobs mostly part—time ones are at risk. the stores continue to trade as normal for now. mothercare's profitable international business is not
effective but tonight its long—term physical presence here on uk high streets it's far from clear. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is. witness transcripts from the impeachment inquiry into donald trump have been released. the former us ambassador to ukraine says the president's personal laywer tried to discredit her. this is santiago in chile right now — the anti—government protests there are in their third straight week — and show no sign of letting up. that's on bbc mundo. mcdonalds has fired its chief executive because he had a consensual relationship with an employee. steve easterbrook would have known he was violating a key company policy. managers must not enter into a ‘romantic relationship' with a junior employee.
in an email to staff, he acknowledged the relationship was a mistake — and wrote. "given the values of the company, i agree with the board that it is time for me to move on." now these kind of policies are becoming more and more common in big corporations. ruby dinsmore is an employment lawyer. so of course when these relationships and, whether that is by good or bad means, it can have an impact on the relationship going forward , impact on the relationship going forward, on other colleagues and there could also be various exposure to potentially sexual harassment claims. it is good business to have these policies in place and to make sure they're enforced fairly and throughout the business. within the me to throughout the business. within the metoa throughout the business. within the me to a lot of companies are more sensitive to these relationships and risk of their basis for a sexual harassment claim so they do what they can to prevent and minimise the
risk associated with that type of claim coming up after these relationships end. colletta smith from bbc business has more. if you just take a look through some of the big companies globally. google said they strongly discourage workplace relationships and all vice president and above have to declare any kind of relationship that is happening within the company. amazon say it's only necessary to declare when there's a power dynamic to the relationship. again, if there's a line management relationship happening then obviously it becomes an issue. this is companies wanting to make sure there's not any workplace harassment, that there is not any problems for people in the workplace but also to try and get around the issue of the complicated and thorny issue of workplace relationships going wrong and causing problems within teams and changing team dynamics. here in the uk they say that in their survey £75,000 a year can be lost to lots
of companies because of the fallout of companies because of the fallout of office relationships. trying to manage those relationships retrospectively is difficult but lots within the me to move and are pleased to see a company besides mcdonald's taking this issue so seriously. particularly the chief executive has been so successful in terms of the business. he has doubled the share price under his tenure. the uk government has decided not to publish a report on russian covert actions against the uk. it's a 50—pager from the intelligence and security committee — and it examines allegations that russia—sponsored activity distorted the result of the 2016 brexit referendum and the 2017 uk general election. there's been pressure on downing street to release it. not least from the chair of the committee — and former tory mp, dominic grieve. here he is at the weekend.
i cannot think of a reason why he should wish to prevent the report being published. we do know it's that the russians have sought to interfere in democratic processes in the past. the prime minister's office has had this report since october 17th. but its decision today means it won't be released until after the general election in december. mark urban, diplomatic editor for the bbc newsnight programme — has more. yeah, i mean effectively he's the author because he's the chair of the intelligence and security department which is a rather unusual set up. we have only the broadest ideas, the d rafter of have only the broadest ideas, the drafter of the report is still classified secret and downing street won't let it out and we know we understand not before this general election. rep and the start of their inquiry they were looking at things like whether the russians had tried to influence the break referendum in
2016 and possibly the 2017 election, but also questions like whether the russians have tried through political donations or other means of influence to get their teeth into the political parties here. the main dentistry argument about this has been that dominic greve has tried to put this through with undue speed. it's not a response as such, it's the clearance of the thing to be published on then you could expect in the fullness of time a government response. a problem with this is downing street people talk about, oh, several weeks but i've spoken to a number of officials and i would stress officials, not politicians who have told me that in the context of the workings to be done ten days was quite reasonable from the point of view of the committee and will be quite normal, and the thing went and on the 17th of october so i think it's on the 17th of october so i think its reasonable to assume he should have been ready. for the russian government's perspective, here's olga ivshina from bbc russian. russian officials don't like to comment on this topic too often
because they say they're already tired from this as the colour witchhunt. officially they never admitted any interference but what's interesting is that they give a hands that there's some patriotic hackers in russia which can do stuff on their own. what does not match here is the fact that to provide any large—scale operation you need a coordinated effort of quite a significant number of people, and really significant number of hardware and software facilities and this cannotjust hardware and software facilities and this cannot just be hardware and software facilities and this cannotjust be a single effort of patriotic hackers. definitely this serves the interests of russia and we cannot see that moscow otherwise that they have nothing to do with these cases in europe, and that they are always interested to look at the events how they are developing and whenever there is chaos and misunderstanding in europe
putting has more chances for exercising his power and pursuing his agenda on a grander scale. goodbye. the beginning of november has brought some rather wet and windy weather across many parts of the uk. low pressure has been in charge from of this low here has been spending on top of us during monday. you can see lumps of clouds spiralling around the low bringing showers all along the spells of rain. that low pressure has been spun up by thejet stream, the winds high up in the atmosphere but the jet stream close by to the british isles for the next few days. further areas of low pressure it is the jet stays just to the south of us that will always allow us to tap into some relatively chilly air. things are going to turn a bit colder over the next few days, still with outbreaks of rain at times. but not all the time. this is
how to stay shaping up. a lot of cloud across england and wales, some shall re—reign becoming confined to central and eastern areas. skies should be brighter for central and eastern areas. skies should be brighterfor northern ireland and scotland we will see some sunny spells. some showers into the far north which could even be a little bit wintry because temperatures will be dipping away. sta rt temperatures will be dipping away. start to temperatures will be dipping away. sta rt to develop temperatures will be dipping away. start to develop a northerly wind bringing cold air all the way down from the arctic in a cold air will continue to sink southwards with clear spells overhead and going to turn toward a chilly night starting wednesday morning around and even just a touch below freezing in places. after that cold start to wednesday brings this area of and frontal system in from the west. so we will start up with some brightness and sunshine in places with increasing amounts of cloud and outbreaks of rain pushing in from the west through the day. to the
very highest ground might see something a little bit wintry mixing in. this area low—pressure and for the showers and a longer spells of rain at times. still pulling into relatively chilly air from the north so temperatures during thursday, 7 degrees in glasgow, be 10 degrees in london and again over the very highest hills to be surprised if you see something a little bit more sleep like mixing in. friday's area of low pressure mixing in. still going to feel rather chilly and friday night looks like another cold one because temporarily we will have a little bump of high pressure which will settle things down and give clear spells for a while. however here comes another frontal system for the start of the weekend so can expect more bricks of rain pushing in from the west on saturday with that cold air in place again over
the highest ground there could be a little bit of snow mixing in and those temperatures in single digits for most of us. what about the weather picture for their head? well looks like the jet stream is going to remain quite close to the british isles, and just to the south of the british isles so that means always the potential for some cold air, british isles so that means always the potentialfor some cold air, and a lwa ys the potentialfor some cold air, and always the likelihood that low— pressure always the likelihood that low—pressure will be in charge. the exact positioning of the low is somewhat in question but it may be that for a time we bring brisk winds to the country but they could be quite a bit of rain. certainly more rain at times enter next week to a breezy and some dry interludes but it is likely to stay rather chilly. that's all for me. goodbye for now.
tonight at ten, another blow to britain's high streets, as motherca re plans to call in administrators for its uk business. the move puts 2,500 jobs at risk, experts say its 79 uk stores are ‘not capable', of achieving a sufficient level of profitability. their shoppers have really changed because now they are serving really young shoppers who are completely internet savvy and want to be able to get things straightaway. the stores will continue to trade as normalfor the time being, as some customers express their concerns for the future. now i'll be going to do my shopping online more, which is a shame because it's a good place to go with the kids as well. we'll have the details and reaction as mothercare becomes the latest big high—street name to get into difficulties.