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this is the briefing. i'm sally bundock. our top story: a murder investigation is launched after british police find 39 bodies in the back of a lorry that came from europe. disruption at the trump impeachment inquiry as republican members of congress barge into a hearing room ahead of a testimony. confrontation in chile on the first day of a general strike against inequality as an apology from the president fails to quell public anger. shock treatment — tesla stuns wall street by returning to profit, when analysts expected a loss. now all eyes are on its new shanghai factory.
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a warm welcome to the programme, briefing you on all you need to know in global news, business and sport. also in the programme: the boss of facebook mark zuckerberg tries to convince us lawmakers libra is the future — what do you think? the cryptocurrency. if it is ever launched, will you be signing up? get in touch — just use the hashtag bbc—the—briefing in what is now a wide—ranging murder investigation, british police are working to identify 39 people found that in the trailer of a lorryjust
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outside london. one was a teenager but it is not yet confirmed who any of the dead were or where they came from. the lorry driver, who is from northern ireland, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. the lorry was found a0 kilometres east of the capital. overnight police raids homes in northern ireland as the investigation into how 39 people we re investigation into how 39 people were found dead in a shipping container in essex gathers pace. my robertson is the driver of the lorry. yesterday the vehicle was driven away with the bodies of those who perished still inside for furtherforensic who perished still inside for further forensic testing. the priority, finding out who they were and where they came from. the lorry and where they came from. the lorry and the trader will be moved to a secure location so the bodies can be
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recovered while preserving the dignity of the victims. we are yet to identify them and must manage this correctly. the public and media appetite to understand what has happened we understand. the container travelled on a cross—channel ferry. it docked at around midnight on tuesday. then, early yesterday, it was moved to a park nearby. cctv showed it leaving the pod. a short time later, the ambulance service were called and the police and bodies were found. ambulance service were called and the police and bodies were foundli am completely and utterly shocked and devastated that that has happened here. the local people have left flowers at the scene as a hard goes on for the traffickers who promise the victims the chance of live in the uk but lock them in a sealed shipping container and left
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them to a cold, terrible death. we will have more on that story later in the programme. republican members of congress have disrupted the impeachment inquiry against president trump, barging into a hearing room as a senior specialist from the pentagon was about to testify. democrats see it as a way to prevent more evidence emerging that mr trump withheld aid to ukraine's government until they investigated his political rival, joe biden. the president has urged republicans to toughen their opposition to the impeachment inquiry. our north america correspondent david willis has been telling us if the inquiry is likely to start getting even more confrontational. this may be the start or a sign of things to come. to solve a group of about two dozen republican lawmakers are storming the impeachment enquiry today, in protest. they basically
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believe there is a lack of transparency to what is taking place and they believe there is an attempt behind closed doors to overturn the outcome of the last american presidential election. their protest succeeded in delaying proceedings by about five hours but this contention, that the proceedings are not transparent enough and weighed against the republicans, is a little difficult to swallow when you bear in mind that each of the three committees which form part of this impeachment investigation have republicans on them and are granted equal time to question witnesses, added to which, the chairman of one of them, the house intelligence committee, the chairman of which is adam schiff, he has promised there will be public hearings and he will be releasing testimony in public once these so—called fact—finding
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elements of this whole thing is completed. imagine laura cooper, the pentagon official due to give evidence just as the protest again today, as the person who basically oversaw aid money going to ukraine. she obviously has a very interesting role to play in all this, particularly since we heard from the acting ambassador ukraine, william taylor who said that was a quick pro quo, an taylor who said that was a quick pro quo, an agreement taylor who said that was a quick pro quo, an agreement to allow aid to get to ukraine in return for ukraine is launching an investigation into joe biden. david willis, our north american correspondent. let's brief you on some of the other stories making the news: protestors have ta ken to the streets in lebanon for a seventh consecutive day of anti—government marches. the demonstrations began in protest at plans to tax whatsapp voice calls but have grown in to wider discontent about the country's failing economy, corruption,
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and poor public services four people are missing and one person has died in flooding in parts of north—east spain. among the missing are a woman and her son, who were inside a mobile home when the river francoli burst its banks and washed it away. heavy rain has hit much of southern europe, causing flash floods in northern italy and blocked roads in the south of france. bolivia's leader evo morales is continuing to claim victory police in oslo say a man who stole an ambulance and hit several pedastrians is a common criminal and the incident was not terror—related. police recovered guns and drugs when he was arrested. the man had already been involved in an another accident when he stole the ambulance when the emergency services turned up at that accident. the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau, has ruled out forming a coalition government, in his first national address since being re—elected on monday. mr trudeau, who lost his outright majority in the poll,
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said he would talk to other party leaders on how they might work together. but he said his liberal party would seek support in parliament on a case—by—case basis. elon musk‘s tesla has stunned wall street with its third quarter results. shares of the electric car maker gained over 20% in after hours trade. after it revealed a profit of $ia3 million. most were expecting it to make a loss again in the third quarter. eileen burbidge, partner at passion capital and technology entrepreneurjoins me now. tesla is delivering at last because, for such a long time, it was all about the promises but wall street was not buying it. you state at last but it has managed to have profitable quarters but it was not
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sustainable so the question is whether this is an isolated water, maybe they are needing cash and are going to go fund and maybe the next quarter will go down again. it is really polarising. a lot of people coming out saying how can this be true... but the margins are getting better for them and cutting costs as well so it is going in at the right direction. that is what you want to see but over a year ago, revenue has fallen and the question is have they really been able to cut cost back by that much especially when part of the positive news was the new factory in shanghai is open and ready for production and producing cars, the model why is ahead of schedule so do these things add up? the numbers look billiard on paper and the they are starting to recognise deferred revenue from
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users and drivers upgrading their softwa re users and drivers upgrading their software so it sounds good. are you afan? i software so it sounds good. are you a fan? i know tesla drivers and it is like a cold thing. —— cult. there is like a cold thing. —— cult. there isa is like a cold thing. —— cult. there is a lot to take in. and there is a lot to love. this is the future. you feel like you are in a spaceship. lot to love. this is the future. you feel like you are in a spaceshiplj do not have one. he worries me a little bit. as an individual. he is clearly running more than one public listed business. he is one—of—a—kind. he is a maverick. in oui’ one—of—a—kind. he is a maverick. in our news briefing we will be talking about tesla. tell you what you
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think. the/ tell me. thousands of people have marched through santiago, and other cities in chile, on the first day of a general strike against austerity and inequality. an apology and promises of economic reforms from president sebastian pinera have failed to quell public anger, after at least eighteen people were killed in unrest and rioting. from santiago, katy watson reports. sebastian pinera was hoping his apology would put an end to this protest. he certainly wants to move on but thousands of chileans feel differently. they gladlyjoin wednesday pot back general strike is the biggest protests we have seen so far. translation: the proposal are a fast, a joke for the people and we will be the ones paying for all those costs. do not let him treat you with the numbers. translation: we are here because the measures are not enough. we need structural change. the mood felt more angry
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than in recent days. for many, the concessions are too little, too late. you can see the crowd here is a swelling. calling for him to resign. in the afternoon, barricades we re resign. in the afternoon, barricades were set up and confrontations started. soldiers remain on the street and it is the presence of the military that angers many with memories of dictatorship from the 70s and 80s still looming large. protesters have accused the authorities of human rights abuses and heavy handedness and investigations have begun. translation: the state of emergency needs to be as short as possible. when there is social protest, police have to exercise control when it crimes are committed. at the moment, with the state of emergency, we have soldiers onto the street and we have already registered for that at the hands of those soldiers and that is what worries us. we condemn that. how this is handled will be the
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ultimate test of the deeply troubled sebastian pinera administration. katy watson, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: how a new exhibition of leonardo da vinci's works in the paris louvre is offering new scientific ways of looking at his most famous paintings. a historic moment that many of his victims have waited for for decades. the former dictator in the dock, older, slimmer, and, as he sat down, obedient enough. dawn, and as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plain outside korem, it lights up a biblicalfamine, now, in the 20th century. the depressing conclusion, in argentina today, it is actually cheaper to paper your walls with money. we've had controversies in the past with great britain. but as good friends, we've always found a good and lasting solution.
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concorde bows out in style. after almost three decades in service, an aircraft that enthralled its many admirers for so long, taxis home one last time. you're watching the briefing. our headlines: british police launch a murder investigation after they find 39 bodies in the back of a lorry that came over from europe. republican members of congress have disrupted the trump impeachment inquiry — barging into a hearing room, moments before a senior pentagon specialist was due to testify. thousands of refugees and migrants in bosnia are at risk of freezing to death because they haven't been
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given proper accommodation. bosnia is now a major route into the european union — a5,000 have arrived in the country since the beginning of 2018. aid agencies say that with winter coming, a humanitarian catastrophe is now weeks away. jean mackenzie reports. all night, hundreds of migrants and refugees queue outside this camp. they begged to be let in, but it is full. bosnia has become a bottleneck for migrants trying to get into the eu. thousands make their way from pakistan afghanistan and syria and then they are stuck, unable to cross then they are stuck, unable to cross the croatian border to four months ago, the government set up this unofficial camp on ground surrounded by land man's —— landmines. there is no sanitation electricity running water nor healthcare to diseases
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right. with coming, conditions are getting worse. you have enough to keep warm? not really. this man fled afghanistan keep warm? not really. this man fled afg ha nista n after keep warm? not really. this man fled afghanistan after the taliban and killed his family. i did not know what was going to happen in winter. iam what was going to happen in winter. i am worried. i said i wanted to deport . the risk is if we do not have these bad —— beds, people will go back because of the cold. we will have on a catastrophe, not in a few months but in a few weeks. bosnia has been given £10 million to set up new centres but the government is let yet to allocate new sites. seeing that it makes you realise the scale of problems. there are hundreds, thousands of people in this part of the country that will not have a bed for the foreseeable
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future. 100 kilometres away, we film police kicking migrants off a bus heading for the camps. please told them to take them off the bus. will not answer for anything to the order has come from local government which is trying to stop people reaching the camps. do you know where you are? these people do not know where they are nor what has happened to them. we are now on the side of a road and they will have to spend the night here. come morning, they will have to walk to get here. there is a whole there. you need to go from here. if you ask me to sleep here one night, i think that would be my worst nightmare. this is not a place for humans to look at them. the bosnian government has refused to a nswer bosnian government has refused to answer our questions and aid agencies say unless new beds found
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imminently, people will die. here's our briefing on some of the key events happening later. in spain, authorities will exhume the body of general franco after the government said it could not remain in a public mausoleum. a little later in hong kong, protesters will hold a rally to show solidarity with fellow protesters in catalonia. and also today, big financial postings, amazon, twitter and american airlines are among companies releasing third quarter results. some of the world's biggest companies there. it is important for financial markets as they get a sense of how global players are doing in the current economic environment. now it's time to get all the latest from the bbc sports centre. hello, i'm marc edwards. here is your thursday sport briefing.
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we start with the european champions league — and the holders liverpool enjoyed a comfortable a—1 victory against the belgian champions genk. alex oxlade—chamberlain scored the first two goals — early in each half, and they were his first goals for the club in 18 months, after a long period out through injury. sadio mane and mo salah made it a before a genk consolation. the first goal- early and the eve n the first goal- early and the even nicer. second was even nicer. beautiful. and for a second it was like a proper knock for our and and for a second it was like a proper we »ck for our and and for a second it was like a ro erw ' is
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