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what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> granted bail, but still in vail, wikileaks founder julian assange is still in jail. >> they clearly will not spare any expense but to keep mr. assange in jail. this is really turning into a show trial. >> and violence on the streets of rome as silvio berlusconi survived the no-confidence vote. and a new report saying the kla was involved in human organ trafficking during because of the war.
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the cause of the government calls the accused -- the allegations baseless. and in somalia, displaced people. we hear their forgotten story. and some of the nominees for the golden globes as the awards season kicks off. ♪ >> hello there. there were chaotic scenes around in court today while the founder of wiki-leaks fights extradition. his website has angered many governments by publishing an american diplomatic correspondents, but the swedes want him to answer allegations of sexual offenses that he denies. bail will also depend on him
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finding $315,000 in cash. >> julian assange's once nomadic international life style is now confined to a prison van. the man described as supporters -- by supporters as a free speech philosopher captured briefly through its windows. information continues to flow from the wikileaks web site that he founded. there was what is becoming a red carpet of celebrities. there were writing to support him. including socialites and to my makan. julian assange faces sexual assault allegations in sweden, but today he was battling again in beirut -- for bail. the judge agreed, but then there was a nervous week from his lawyers. would this british -- the swedish prosecutors demand an
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appeal against the decision? >> finally, we have heard that the swedes will not abide by the umpire's decision. they want to put mr. assange through get more trouble, more expensive, more hurdles. they clearly will not spare any expense but to keep mr. assange in jail. >> and there is another hitch. assange still need his growing list of well-heeleda=szz1k baco find a total of 200,000 pounds to pay the court a security against the possibility of him fleeing. his mother is one of the few people who have spoken to him in prison. >> it has been very difficult for him to help prepare a case. he has requested a computer so we can help research the case -- he can help research the case and that was denied.
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he has only allowed -- been allowed three visits and three phone calls. >> his lawyers need access to him so they can build a case against extradition to sweden. a hearing is expected in february in which they are likely to claim that the pursuit of him is politically motivated. but there also were there will be able -- an extradition request from the u.s., possibly on espionage charges. ironically, if he is in sweden, it might be harder to extradite arrangements with the u.s. the swedes say their cases solely to do with the sec's allegations made against him, but the defense -- with the sexz allegation made against him, but the defense wants him out of prison. >> at least 50 police have been injured and 40 demonstrators in violent protest in rome. they broke out aftergc3=zr the e minister berlusconi -- narrowly
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won a no-confidence vote in parliament. he has been rekindled by the desertion of his former close ally. -- he has been weakened by the position of his four closest allies. >> angry crowds were setting fire to vehicles in some of rome's best known squares. protesters built barricades and over 60 police officers were injured. they replied with volleys of tear gas. and the rioting lasted for over five hours. >> we do not want any more berlusconi here in our parliament. >> parliament, where the vote of confidence is taking place, is ringed with police wagons. silvio berlusconi is dominating italian politics, but has been weakened by defections and
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scandals. close to the chamber, protesters were shouting, "you are buying votes like you by your women." even the mps turned up for this crucial vote, every member, declared publicly whether there were four against -- for or against the italian leader. then it was announced that he had been defeated and celebrations began. the result was that he had survived by three votes. his supporters clapped inside the chamber, but the mood was bitter and partisan. back on the street the mood changed. >> at first the crowd thought that he had lost the vote and today marked the end of a berlusconi era. but now they have heard the news that he is going to survive. >> soon after, protesters began
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attacking banks, trying to start fires. they also turned on cameras. the violence spread through the center of rome. it is the first time in years that the eternal city has suffered unrest like this. the rage was directed against the italian prime minister, but it was also directed against measures like an increase in student fees. despite all of the allegations of corruption and cities and florida stories of the italian prime minister's -- and the lurid stories of italian prime minister, he survived. the fact remains that many believe he is the best leader to manage a troubled economy. >> the main asset that berlusconi maintained today, i think there is no clear alternative to him and his majority role. >> despite the enormous hold he
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has over the italian media, silvio berlusconi only just got the votes he needed today and he left the chamber a weakened leader. >> the head of the south korean army has resigned at a time of heightened tension in the korean peninsula. the general resigned after reports linked him to a financial scandal. just last month the north korean defense minister -- the south korean defense minister resigned. he had been attacked after actions that left four south koreans dead after an attack by north korea. pyongyang has more uranium processing capacity hathat it hs admitted. nepal's former crown prince
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charles'sparas shah has been ard after a drunken fight at a restaurant in which people again. serious human rights abuses, including oregon and drug bbc4p@afg includes many of the details. érdg li asked make a short timeo what this report entails. >> the report contains very mistreatment of civilians during and after the war between the serb and albanian civilians. included organ trafficking. these are reports that had been around for some time.
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and what did has done in the draft report is he has gone much further. he has presented a lot more evidence than has been gathered before. although, he cannot prove the most serious allegation of organ trafficking, he goes much serious than ever before. he says in this was part of a pattern of abuses against prisoners of war, and indeed, of civilians, serbian, albanian by the cause of the liberation on the militia during and after -- at the close of the liberation on the militia during and after tgfzwbñar. and because of this report, the then political leader of the kla is mentioned no less than 27 times in reference to these "mafia-like" activities. >> how has the government reacted? >> they reacted initially
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without rage. they have called the reports slander and have warned there could be legal consequences. we are not sure what those could be, but clearly, the current governor -- government in kosovo stands accused of awful human rights abuses. that criminal activity is referred to having continued, some parts of it, write to the present day. ?qu pre. >> two weeks ago we reported on the conflict raging between the government and the militia with links to al qaeda in somalia. it has produced one of the world's worst refugee problems. we have had a rare access to the displaced people's camps in northern somalia.
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>> this is home to one of 30 about -- this is home to 30,000 victims of one of somalia's long as when conflicts. despite the misery of this u.n. camp, these women gave a typically warm welcome. >> of these women are coping the best way that they know how they can cope. and they want all of the help they can receive around the world and anywhere. >> the u.n. refugee agency tries to help displaced people earn a living food -- a living through projects like this. the women will assemble furniture kids that they sell to the u.n. for distribution. but females in these camps are at risk of sexual attack and rape.
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most victims are too afraid to speak out. >> these women were all raped within the last two months. it shows that the problem of sexual attacks against women living in these camps is a very, very real one going on right now. and the military authorities, wherever they are, whoever they are, are unable to protect them. >> i was on my way for my work place to my house with in the settlement. i do not know the names of the men and i do not know their physical appearance. i do not know them. >> proof of just how hard it is for the authorities to track -- tackle this problem.
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>> bridget kendall looks back and retrieval proposing life. >> he served as envoy -- looks back at richard holbrooke's life. >> he served as an envoy to more than one president. a familiar face in kabul, he pursued diplomacy almost nonstop. famous for his blunt speaking behind the scenes, despite the in public. it was his role in ending europe's role in bosnia at the siege of sarajevo that first made him famous. in the unlikely surroundings of dayton, ohio in the american midwest, he more or less force
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the warring sides to negotiate. never afraid to bulldoze his way to a solution, he got them all >> on paper, we have peace. to make it work is our next and greatest challenge. greatest challen%@z>> it was a . fears of serve ethnic cleansing brought a new crisis in kosovo. he was sent to talk tough to president milosevic, without success. nato responded with a 70-day bombing campaign. more than once considered for secretary of state, he was always perhaps too confrontational. but his sharp analysis was always admired and he will be remembered as a dedicated diplomat that never ducked a challenge.
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>> the latest headlines for you this hour on bbc world news -- the swedish will appeal the decision by a london court to bail the wiki-leaks founder julian assange, so you still in custody. the italian prime minister silvio berlusconi has narrowly survived a vote of no- confidence. an fbi team has arrived in the swedish capital to help investigate the bombing there on saturday. the bomber was killed in the attack, and two people injured. police are trying to determine whether anyone else was involved. from stockholm, our european correspondent, matthew price. >ñsy>> a suicide bombing was the last thing they expected in this picture perfect landscape. but on saturday night, one explosion in a car and another a short distance away on a busy shopping street changed all of that.
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today at the scene of the first attack we found a small group of investigators examining the minimal damage caused by the blast. officials here said the bombs were designed to kill as many people as possible, though. an fbi team has arrived. its job is to determine the exact type of explosives used by the bomber. that should help local investigators to piece together at least some of the events leading up to the attack and possibly also tell them whether anyone else was involved. we now know that tamar alabdani had trouble to the millies, but to who trained in -- to the middle east for jihad, but who trained him and was anyone else involved? >> we have a passive stand on
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immigration. going in the wrong direction. this may make it worse. >> we may not think much of it today -- we may be thinking of it today, but in half a year or something we will not think much of it. >> many were reluctant to talk openly at the school for immigrants. but some are worried about the fallout from the attack. >> allow people to not understand. if your from iraq, that is what all iraqis will be like. iraqis are against these acts. >> sweden is far from alone. attitude toward immigrants are changing across europe and with every event, attitudes towards
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islam are slowly being redefined. >> the allied irish bank has scrapped plans to pay executive argued it was contractually bound to pay them, but backed down when the finance minister threatened to end financial support of the bonuses were paid. it will still be difficult for allied irish to get out of those contracts. the first black member of the polish parliament has been officially sworn in. he was born in nigeria and came to poland in the 1990's. he married a polish woman and became a polish citizen. a rich archive of film footage of british life in the 1930's and 1940's and is being released on line for the first time. it showcases the best of british life as fascism was gaining strength in europe. it also includes a beguiling snapshot of a very different
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life many years ago. >> the familiar lines of london are much the same after three years of war. >> a british film shows the country bloodied, but unbowed in the midst of conflict. >> the face of what all has a new urgency. here at the organizing center of the british commonwealth and the free world are at war. >> early in the morning the villagers are off to work on the farm. the postman arrived and the children are just as punctual to go off to school. >> in yorkshire, the mill workers to suspend their weekend cycling]kswn6y over thes and a singing, of course. -- but cycling over the moors,
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and singing, of course. these films are propaganda, not the sort of thing today's british council does. >> they were about trying to get a particular view of the uk. that is a bit of a contrast from how we work today. we are much more about a mutual exchange and understanding. in the 1940's it was about pushing a particular view. >> after the war, the film showed normal service resuming with the 1935 general election. -- the 1945 general election. he was to resign years later after a notorious scandal. here he is defending his seat. >> i believe in being government and not in being spoonfed and kicked and padded and praised and directed and ignored all the time. >> despite that, he lost.
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>> don redman on his last test. >> all is well in the land of fair play and free elections, historic old towns, and shiny new ones and boundless hope for the future. >> fantastic stuff. just do not ask me to explain cricket. britain leads the way in this year's nominations for the golden globe awards. after six awards -- up for six awards is the facebook movie, "the social network." >> the story is how king george 1/6 [unintelligible] it could win best film and acting botanishonors.
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a very different contender is the story of facebook, the social network with six nominations, including best film and best actor for jesse eisenberg. the boxing drama, "the fighter" also has six chances to win big. mark waldrop and three other stars are nominated. -- mark wahleberg and three othr actors are nominated. johnny depp find himself nominated twice in the same category as best actor for the musical or comedy in his role in the "alice-in-wonderland" and also for his role in "the tourist." corexit is very sweet and it is very nice to be acknowledged for your work -- >> it is very sweet and it is very nice to get
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knowledge for your work. i certainly did the unexpected two nominations in the same category. -- did not expect two nominations in the same category. yeah, i'm very touched. >> his co-star, angelina jolie, is also nominated for the tourist, her first in a comedic role. here is competition for angelina, both annette bening and julianne moore, both nominated for a lesbian drama. other nominations include blacks one -- black swan and the fantasy thriller inception.
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