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shape his relationships with the rest of the world. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. a pause comes, but after the us and iran walk right up to the brink. we had a statement at the white house area and it seems that president weber is calling the situation. iran appears to be standing down which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world. also in iran a plane crash kills 176 people, but officials there won't give up the black box fuelling questions about what happened. britain's prince harry says he and meghan intend to step back as senior members of the royal family. the duke and duchess say their long term goal is to become ‘financially independent‘
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and the fugitive former nissan boss carlos ghosn defends fleeing justice injapan — claiming he had zero chance of a fair trial. well after iran's missile attacks on two military bases in iraq we waited to hear from president trump to see if he'd escalate the situation. he finally spoke — saying there were no us casualities and that iran appears to be standing down. this was earlier at the white house. far too long, all the way back to 1979 to be exact, nations have tolerated iran's destructive and destabilising behaviour in the middle east and beyond, those days are over.
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iran has been the leading sponsor of terrorism in their pursuit of nuclear weapons, threatens the civilized world. we will never let that happen. president trump also had a message for the people of iran. he is not correct though to say that those days are over. the iranians have not established network and the death of one albeit very senior general will not immediately change that. we want you to have a future and a great teacher, —— future. one that you deserve. one of prosperity at home and harmony with the nations of the world, the united states is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it. next let me show you this footage which is reportedly of the missile attack.
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it was shown on iranian state tv. the attacks were in retaliation for the us assassinating general qasem soleimani. according to reports, over 10 ballistic missiles were launched from iran's kermanshah province in the west. they targeted air bases in iraq that house us and coalition troops. one is in irbil in the north, the other, al asad, is west of baghdad. the iranians do appear to be saying this action will suffice. have a listen to iran's foreign minister. we have said very clearly that if the united states takes any further action, iran will respond accordingly and we will respond in a very harsh way but proportionately. they should stop listening to clowns, they should base their policy based on realities we did did not start this process of escalation, the united states waged an economic war
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against the iran, the united states has to come to its senses. that is in contrast to the message from iran's supreme leader, ayatollah khamenei. translation: revenge, that is something else, what happened last night wasjust a slap in the face. that is something else. chanting. and the iranian goal remains the same, for us troops to leave the region. this is iran's president. they have cut off our qasem soleimani's hand, you saw his beloved hand near his body in films and photos, the revenge would be to cut america's feet from this region, if america's feet are cut from this region and the aggressor hand is cut off forever it will be the real revenge and the final answer
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of our regional nations to america. in the middle of all of this is iraq — far weaker than either the us or iran. and struggling to influence events. here's the prime minister on his facebook page saying iran had given forewarning of the attack — and had assured him only areas with us troops would be targeted. and these air bases in iraq have seen us troops stationed in them since the us—led invasion of iraq in 2003. the al asad air base is close to baghdad. it was built in th 19805 for the iraqi military. after 2003 — it was transformed by the americans — with cinemas, swimming pools and fast food restaraunts. right now we think it houses around 1500 us and coalition troops. this is president trump visiting the base just after christmas in 2018.
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vice president mike pence visited over thanksgiving last year. the other base that was attacked is in irbil. it's the capital of iraqi kurdistan — which is semi—autonomous — and more stable than much of iraq. in september, the us army said it housed more than 3,600 military and civilian personnel from 13 countries. the base is also used to train local forces. now we don't know what type of missiles were used in these attack. but this map comes from the bbc reality check team — it shows the range of iran's ballistic missile capabilities. some can travel 2000km. so iraq is well within range. this is worth reading from our diplomatic correspondent jonathan marcus. his says a this is a ‘modest response' from iran — you can read it all on the bbc news app. here‘s one expert with more on that. it seems like this attack listen very carefully calibrated on behalf
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of the iranians which of course is going to be, they did not use their most sophisticated missiles, there is no credible verification of any direct hit and so they have not really done any significant damage to us or iraqi military installations at all. and this was no doubt, on purpose so they have chosen a face—saving exercise, there has been a retaliation for qasem soleimani‘s death but it‘s not something that‘s going to escalate. given the alternative, the thought that de—escalation is what‘s happening here is very welcome — not least inside the region itself. jeremy bowen is in baghdad. i get the feeling looking at what both sides are saying that in a sense of their leaders are trying to take a bit of a step back, a face—saving step back if they can and this has been a very dangerous few days and the dangers
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remain but if a bit of a lull then perhaps they have a chance if not to talk secondly for diplomacy to start trying to work, there's a lot to talk about, the whole problem of iran's nuclear plans or ambitions is to be emerging with a vengeance but what has happened in the last two days as they are a serious, serious, dangerous moment and the worst crisis in relations between iran and the us. since 1979. anthony zurcher is in washington. you are watching the president earlier on the programme, do you think he sees this as a domestic political opportunity, the fact he can say look, i killed the most senior iranian commander? absolutely. i think he sees this as a win and evidence that his style of
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sometimes chaotic diplomacy and foreign policy can work. in it —— you noticed in my speech he talked about doing away with isis and the death of the isis leader, that‘s going to be a major talking point for donald trump this year going into his reelection campaign and the general action in november. his argument is going to be that he is fighting american enemies and he‘s making the world and this country safer and he has a body count that is going to tell us going along with that. he is very keen as he discussed many years back to get american troops out of a lot of countries, how do you think he will be able to shape that narrative? countries, how do you think he will be able to shape that narrative ?m is interesting because he has talked a lot about and being what he calls the never ending foreign wires and withdrawing the us from some of its international obligations. a lot of the things he has done as president have certainly threatened to put
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america closer into foreign entanglements particularly in the middle east. but, if you see us tensions and relations with iraq strain and talk about american withdrawal from iraq, strain and talk about american withdrawalfrom iraq, this could move that at the closer to coming to fruition. he did talk about in his speech today, a greater nato involvement in the middle east, so that could conceivably allow the us to drawdown voices there as well and it‘s going to be a tricky situation for donald trump to try to pull off but that memo that we stop talking about moving troops out of iraq, it was an accident, it was a draft but there could be some substance behind it, there could be some very real thought behind it and this administration. donald trump has talked about that before. thank you very much. we will remain in iran because we are being told there is no chance of survivors from the plane which crashed near tehran on wednesday morning. 176 people were on board from seven countries. iranian officials say there‘s no
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connection between this and the iranian attack in iraq. but, it‘s farfrom clear what‘s caused this. the plane took off from from the international airport outside tehran. it was a ukraine international airlines flight to kiev — and departed at just after 6am local time. two minutes later the plane stopped communicating — and came down here. these are some of the pictures that have come this is from moments after the crash, witnesses describe a ball of fire hitting the ground. emergency teams from iran‘s red crescent searched the debris. it‘s clear no one could have survived. tributes being laid. this is canada‘s embassy in kiev, more than 60 of those on board were canadian, many other nationalities too. public buildings in ukraine lowered their flags to half—mast this morning in memory
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of the victims. very soon after the crash, iranian state media reported that "technical difficulties" were to blame. ukraine international airlines quickly organised a press conference and said that was not the case. here‘s some of it. there were no issues on the technical side, the last service was done two days ago and there were no problems. the aeroplane was good to fly. here‘sjonah fisher in kiev. this took place on the same night that iran was firing ballistic missiles into iraq targeting military bases there, well they are people out there who are putting one and one you get in there and saying that there must be some nefarious reason, some explanation for why this plane came down beyond simply technical reasons, we have not seen anything in terms of concrete evidence to support the idea for example if they
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were shot down by any sort of rocket or anything like that, the black box or what we used to call the black now called the flight recorder has recovered from the crash site just outside tehran, i think there's a big question looming as to what will happen to that flight recorder ina normal investigation that black box would be returned to the manufacturer, boeing in this case, it's a 737 800, they would be taking the lead with analysing it and listening to the voice recording and trying to work out exactly why the plane came down. iran or at least leading officials say that won't be happening, they won't be adding it to americans, it's not clear at this point whether that's them saying we are not going to co—operate with an international investigation, no one can have it or whether they are simply saying give in the nation of our relations with america at this time we won't give it to them but perhaps we could consider giving it to the ukrainians because after all it is their aircraft.
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it‘s worth pointing out that the crash happened a long way from where the iranian missiles struck here at us bases in iraq. teheran is more than 400km to the east of iran‘s border with iraq. we know the missiles were launched from inside iranian territory but from the west — and they were going in the other direction. and then there‘s this: the initial assessment of western intelligence agencies is that a ukrainian airliner which crashed in iran on wednesday was not brought down by a missile, said a canadian security source. the source, who declined to be identified, said the agencies believed the boeing 737 plane had suffered a technical malfunction. if that turns out to be the case this will be another huge problem for boeing which made the aircraft. two other 737s have crashed in recent years — one in indonesia, one in ethiopia. they were a different model, the 737 max — and that was because of
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a software problem. it will depend on the investigation to find out what happened to this plane. here‘s the thoughts of one analyst. looking at some of the image is from tehran, it was clear that this was something that seemed to be fairly early onset, this was shortly after the aircraft had taken off, the aeroplane was heavily fragmented which means either there was a rather intense impact on the ground or there might have been something happening in the sky. it‘s entirely too early to say, the investigators will probably take days or weeks to come to some sort of conclusion. ukranian international airlines has released the passenger list. the victims came from seven countries altogether. among them, the cabin crew this is mariia my—kyt—iuk, she was 2a years old. another flight attendant swipe valeriia ov—charuk was 28 years old, she posted to instagram just two
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weeks ago from a hotel in bangkok with the caption: "work, i love you." stay with us on outside source. still to come, the bbc hears senior members of the royal family were "hurt" by prince harry‘s announcement that he and meghan intend to step back from their roles. the world health organization has called for more funding to help stop a measles outbreak in the democratic republic of congo which has killed more than six thousand people over the last year. around a quarter of the more than three hundred thousand cases since the beginning of last year have affected children under the age of five. dr vincent sodjinou is the world health organisation‘s incident manager for measles
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in the country. the specific problem is that health system. it is due to puppeteer and this does not allow the proper implementation of intervention including vaccination of children. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: president trump de—escalates the military confrontation with iran, saying its missiles caused no injuries, and that iran appeared to be "standing down".
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in the uk — the queen‘s granddaughter, zara phillips, has been banned from driving for six months. the 38 year old was caught speeding at 91 miles per hour in a 70 zone. she already had nine points on her licence. her mother, princess anne, was caught speeding on the same stretch of road in gloucester 19 years ago. around a0 tourists have had to be rescued from a glacier in iceland when they got caught in a severe blizzard. some had to wait up to nine hours to be brought out. rescuers said visibility during the storm was so bad they could barely see the skis on their snowmobile. important statement from the duke and duchess of sussex. harry and meghan have announced they will step back as "senior" royals and divide time between uk and north america. this is the statement released by buckingham palance. they say they plan to "carve out a progressive new role within this institution". they also said they intend to "work
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to become financially independent‘. then the palace released this statement: "we understand their desire to take a different approach but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through. discussions with the duke and duchess of sussex are at an early stage."and then we had this from jonny dymond. "a palace source has told the bbc that senior members of the royal family were hurt by the announcement by harry and meghan that they were withdrawing from their current royal positions. the source confirmed that no members of the royal family or palace staff were consulted by the couple before the announcement was made." the statement itself isn‘t —— is remarkable but so as a reaction from the palace. the fact that the pilot isa the palace. the fact that the pilot is a saying that they weren‘t consulted at all and they were disappointed about this. obviously
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from the palace and that as strong words and i think it shows just how serious the situation is. i mean it is effectively unprecedented in modern times that a senior while she decided to basically step back from the well but i think what‘s clear is that neither of them, prince ali or meghan markle were happy and what they were doing. for people who don‘t follow the whale family in detail, what does this mean that they will stop doing? they will not be there doing all those events which they have to do day after day, after day. i did not our understanding but they are saying they will split their time between being here in the uk where perhaps will be doing some of those whale deities, it‘s not clear but then the rest of the time they are going to be in north america, we are not sure if asked the united states or canada, presumably they will really kick back. and the same for their son archie as well in the sense that he will then have a much more normal upbringing. and being financially
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independent of course most people watching will think i‘m financially independent, why is this so different for harry and megan to do? but presumably it‘s more complicated ofan but presumably it‘s more complicated of an equation that most of us. in terms of finances, they are fine. prince harry inherited a huge amount of money, millions from his mother princess diana in the quest meghan markle has been a very successful actor, she has made millions as well. at least $5 million as far as he understand it so financially they will be all right. they don‘t have to worry about how they will make their money. why would they put that ina their money. why would they put that in a statement? it‘s interesting to say out loud that we want to be financially independent, what point are they making? the fact that they will not be dependent on that money coming from buckingham palace, the fa ct coming from buckingham palace, the fact that they can carry on with their lives and use money, their own money in their own way. i'm in the context of prince angela stepping back from wild deities for com pletely back from wild deities for completely different reasons put together, these are quite seismic
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moments for the well family. again, it is very difficult period for them andi it is very difficult period for them and i think what has happened today, this announcement is very, very significant and the ripples will continue for many, many weeks. thank you very much. there is much more analysis of course through the bbc news website and bbc news app. carlos ghosn has held his first press conference since he fled japan. you‘ll know the story, former nissan boss facing serius charges of financial misconduct — and we‘re not sure how — but he escaped japan while on bail and arrived in lebanon. today was the first time we‘ve heard from him. our world editorjohn simpson was at the press conference in beirut which lasted 2 and a half hours. here‘sjohn‘s report. there was utter chaos as photographers and cameramen from around the world thought to get the first image is of the man who had escaped so spectacularly from japan.
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he refused to go into any detail whatever about the way he escaped from japan‘s airport. although it seems clear now that he wasn‘t smuggled out in a packing case made it for musical equipment. and they producing document after document that he maintained proved his innocence he was his old hyperactive self. that amount, five foot six to all who have been the titan of the international car making industry. he‘s a hero to many lebanese journalists, and they applauded him again and again. to the japanese journalists in the audience, he was polite and pleasant, though he could be quite pointed. what happened in pearl harbour, did you see pearl harbour happen? did you see pearl harbour? did you notice what happened? so you‘re telling me you‘re asking me how i did not notice? mostly, he wanted to attack the japanese legal system which had
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kept him in solitary confinement for more than a year, questions aggressively week after week, in order to get a confession from him. just about all criminal trials in japan depend on getting people to confess. it will get worse for you if you just don‘t confess. the prosecutor told me repeatedly. his basic case is that he was the victim of what he calls a conspiracy. that top people in japan of what he calls a conspiracy. that top people injapan wanted to stop me from being swallowed up by foreign concern. how high up in the japanese existing does that conspiracy go? that's a co—op perhaps to the very top would you believe? i don't personally think that that top level was involved. if this is your question, i don‘t think they were involved. in japan itself they were involved. in japan itself the response was furious. he
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one—sided criticism of the japanese justice system was completely unacceptable the authorities said by skipping bear he had a disregarded japanese law. but, the basic reason he escaped was sitting in the front i’ow he escaped was sitting in the front row it never taking her eyes off him. his wife carol. he could not bear to be parted from her he said. our lead story on outside sites todayis our lead story on outside sites today is that donald trump has given a statement at the white house about the situation in the middle east, he has confirmed that no americans or any other nationalities were killed because of those iranian air strikes into two areas —— air bases in iraq and he said that he believed the iranians were standing down, that they read as an escalation was not in the interest of iranians or of the world. we should get more
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courage by the bbc news website. hello there. over the last 2a hours, we‘ve seen snow move away from afghanistan but push into northwest india and western nepal. now, in himachal pradesh, some of the hill stations here have reported a5cm of snow. it‘s been welcomed by tourists in this area, they tend to move in in time to see the snow falling from the sky. over the next few days, that snowy weather pushes into eastern nepal, whilst easing down, with showers across the northeast of india falling mainly as rain. now, looking at the weather picture across north america, we‘ve got low pressure bringing some blizzard conditions to nova scotia and newfoundland in eastern canada. 25—35cm of snow driven in with winds gusting to 60—70 mph, bringing those poor conditions. then we‘ve got some bitterly cold air in central canada,
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where maximum temperatures thursday just —16 in winnipeg. what happens then, as we head into the weekend, is cold air moves down from canada, very warm air moves up from the gulf of mexico. we have enormous temperature contrasts, and it looks like we‘ll have big problems through friday and saturday. flooding rain for some, a risk of tornadoes in the south, and we‘ve got some heavy snow in the forecast as well. the weather looks set to become disruptive across the united states through friday and saturday as well. now, this area of low pressure has been bringing some very strong winds to japan. that low itself is moving away quickly out into the pacific ocean. but what follows is colder northwesterly winds, and they will be bringing plenty of snow showers into hokkaido — which is in the north ofjapan — and across the mountains of northern honshu as well. this is the remains of cyclone blake, it‘s been bringing heavy rain to western australia. this area of cloud across the northern territory is a tropical low that‘s forecasted to strengthen to become a cyclone. it‘s going to be bringing heavy
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rain to the far north of the northern territory, including darwin. 100—200mm of rain, enough to cause localised flooding, and we will see those temperatures climbing friday into the low 40s across western parts of new south wales. think of turkey, well you might think about warm sunny beaches in the summertime, but, actually, over recent days, it‘s heavy snow that‘s been causing problems. and there is more of that to come as well across central and eastern areas, thanks to this area of low pressure. the low itself is gradually weakening, so the snow will turn a little bit later across the mountains, but further, fairly heavy falls to come. there will also be a band of snow pushing into western areas of russia, with temperatures close to freezing here. the snow will be coming down in big chunky flakes. then we‘ve got some very windy weather on the way to the northwest of france. i think we could get gusts of wind here of around 70mph or so as we go into thursday. so could bring some localised damage and disruption. here in the uk, well, it looks like it will be a wet and windy night and a wet and windy start to thursday morning, but it should turn a little
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bit brighter later on. full forecast a little bit later on.
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hello, i‘m ros atkins, this is outside source. a pause comes, but after the us and iran walk right up to the brink. all eyes were on washington after teheran fired missiles on us bases in iraq, wondering, would president trump seek further escalation? wondering, would president trump the signs are, he won‘t. wondering, would president trump iran appears to be standing down which is a good thing for all parties concerned in a very good thing for the world. also in iran a plane crash kills 176 people, but officials there won‘t give up the black box fuelling questions about what happened. britain‘s prince harry says he and meghan intend to step back as senior members of the royal family. the duke and duchess say their long term goal is to become
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‘financially independent‘. and we‘ll consider claims that arson has been a majorfactor causing australia‘s bushfires. begin with the nato secretary—general. next here‘s boris johnson.
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most reasonable people would accept that the united states has a right to protect its bases and its personnel. and this is the uk‘s leader of the opposition, jeremy corbyn. government‘s response is not putting the interest of this country first but instead seems more interested in prioritising the prime minister‘s relationship with president trump over the security over the region and at this country. we have a joint statement from vladimir putin and turkey‘s recep tayyip erdogan after they met in istanbul. "we believe the exchange of attacks and use of force by any party do not contribute to finding solutions to the complex problems in the middle east" "we express our commitment to de—escalate the existing tensions in the region and call on all parties to act with restraint as well as common sense and to prioritise diplomacy." here‘s president erdogan. translation: nobody has the right to put the whole region, especially iraq, into a circle of fire for the sake
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of their own interests. as a country who can speak to all parties will continue to carry out the intense diplomacy. we will use all opportunities we have and we will not allow our region to be drowned in blood and tears. syria‘s foreign ministry says "syria holds the american system responsible for all the repercussions of this, due to its reckless and arrogant mentality that governs its actions." the leaders of the semi—autonomous kurdish region in northern iraq tweeted @masrour—barzani "we have been watching recent developments in our region with grave concern. we remain committed to talking to all sides, to de—escalation, and to the restoration of peace and security." some of canada‘s 500 military personnel based in iraq will be temporarily moved to kuwait for safety reasons @cds—ca nada—cemd "caf families: i can assure you that all deployed caf personnel are safe
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& accounted for following missile attacks in iraq. we remain vigilant." then this is danish armed forces‘s twitter account: "no danish soldiers have been injured in attacks on al asad airbase in iraq". denmark has about 130 soldiers at the base as part of the international coalition fighting the islamic state group in iraq and syria. and the french foreign ministry released a statement saying "de—escalation is a priority more than ever" — stressing "the importance of continuing the fight against daesh, whilst fully respecting iraq 5 sovereignty." of course iraq‘s sovereignty is a moot point — both iran and the us have carried out major attacks on targets in iraq in the last week. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has reiterated his support
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for the trump administration. and he‘s warned israel will become involved if need be. translation: we stand strong against those who seek our souls. we stand with determination and strength. whoever tries to attack us will receive a resounding blow. and we have this this from the european union. the crisis not only deeply affects the region but it affects all of us. and the use of weapons must stop now to get space to dialogue. market reaction to iran us tensions. samira hussain is in new york. is it possible to describe a pattern of behaviour for the markets as this played out? what you lack us
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financial markets because just a little while ago and we see that actually, one of the indices has reached a record high. part of the investor confidence has to do with the earlier speech made by us president donald trump. it really went to sort of calm some of the fears about any more escalation. investors are taking back your heart. you see that reaction when it comes to financial markets. they have really been able to sort of compact the big losses that we had seen overnight as news came out from the middle east in the wee hours. interestingly, if you look at the price of oil you see the price has actually fallen 4%, usually when you see these kinds of tensions in the region is a direct impact on the price of oil. interesting to see the price of oil. interesting to see the price of oil is actually following so significantly stoplight thank you i appreciate you. so significantly stoplight thank you i appreciate you. the world bank says there will only be a slight pick—up in global
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economic growth this year — thanks in part, to tensions over global trade. andrew walker has been speaking to report author franziska ohn—sorge. recently in the last three months that have been signed and civilization. business surveys export indicators out of asia, and trade pensions are finally stabilising no longer growing. that those are the basis of our forecast of stabilisation in 2020. we expect growth global growth from 2.42 2.5%. a very fragile recovery stoplight how much damage has already been done? it‘s very difficult to put a number to that global trade growth had a crisis level in 2019. syllabi our measure and by our student, global trade growth in 2019 was 1.496. global trade growth in 2019 was 1.4%. he expected to pick up a
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little bit less than 20 2% in 2020. how much more damage to detention student looking ahead? on many fronts there‘s yes there is a risk of trade tensions at re—escalating, that would even this recovery. it would set up growth and a lot of... simply the risk that growth is slower than expected, and china, in your area, slower than expected, and china, in yourarea, us, any slower than expected, and china, in your area, us, any of the slower than expected, and china, in yourarea, us, any of the big countries glide driving global economy stoplight economy the world‘s biggest consumer technology, show ces, has just got under way in las vegas. zoe kleinman is there. here we are at ces, it‘s day one, the show floor has finally opened. as you can hear it‘s absolutely buzzing, there are thousands of gadgets here they are all trying to be things that we both use and the 20205. let me give you an example of why not right here. this is called the shoe blast and it‘s from a south korean firm when it claims the deal is this in fact your snowy trainers, using qvc.
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we brought one along this belongs to a colleague of mine. it‘s pretty bad i‘m not going to name names but let‘s see if the blaster can do itsjob. if you could show me how this works. so what this device does he put one in each show —— shoe. we had a clear one here as well seek and see what is happening. you plug it in, switch it on, and there you go. apparently it on, and there you go. apparently it takes 20 minutes so while our trainer is cooking at that where i‘m going to show you some of the other stuff i have seen today. you see these every year it is a concierge robot aimed at hotel industry. this one was that you back a mere $50,000. a little bit more thought, this is called pantry on. is put it on your kitchen cupboards and has decent weighing scales that way for everything and then it tells you when you are running out of something. sounds useful, but it
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will set you back $700 per shelf. i got a gadget for the kitchen for the uka meet got a gadget for the kitchen for the uk a meet thermometer. it will tell you when your food is perfectly ready. let‘s see how our stinky shoe has got on. i‘m quite nervous. they had been cooking for about 30 minutes. laughter there a little bit better than they we re there a little bit better than they were but i‘m not looking forward to having to carry them back to my colleagues. even get her updates on twitter as well. even get her updates on twitter as well. a little earlier we heard the european commission president ursula von der leyen speaking on iran. she was at the london school of economics ahead of a meeting scheduled with the uk‘s prime minister. shortly afterwards she arrived
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in downing street. here she is being greeting by borisjohnson. the uk is due to leave the eu on 31 january — so the main focus of her earlier speech was brexit. let‘s hear what she had to say about it. our partnership cannot and will not be the same as before. and it cannot and will not be as closed as before. every decision, comes a trade—off. without the free movement of people, you cannot have the free movement of capital, goods, and services. after its exit the uk will enter into an 11—month transition period in which it will largely follow eu rules — but will not have any representation in the bloc‘s institutions. that all ends on december 2020.
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ms von der leyen warned it would be impossible to reach a comprehensive trade deal by that point. but borisjohnson thinks it can be done. we‘ll see. jessica parker, westminster good to get into the detail presumably not too much today?” don‘t think so i don‘t think it was a longer death meeting. negotiations haven‘t officially begun. between the uk and the european vegan and times of carving out this trade deal. when speaking to downing street when his negotiations might begin, it seems to me the indications are afterjanuary the sist. indications are afterjanuary the 31st. they will want to get going on there is negotiations as soon as possible. i think the tension is, is you are illustrating there really is the easiest saying they think it is an11 the easiest saying they think it is an 11 month period not really enough time to negotiate some sort of comprehensive detail covering
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everything from deal, security. banishing sounding optimistic getting fta by 2020. interestingly today a spokesman said that old phrase that we hear a lot from teresa and abby eu day negotiations of the divorce deal, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. banning state makes it clear that is not their approach. if that means a deal doesn‘t have their absolutely every minute of our relationship by december 2020, will have to wait and see how it pans out stoplight interesting. what did you make at boris johnson‘s comments on interesting. what did you make at borisjohnson‘s comments on my van. he made a big detailed deal with the less that donald trump did not talk to him before the strike on friday. have are you gauging his comments? jeremy corbyn was quick on labour leader to criticise borisjohnson because it is a suggestion was he was holding back from criticism
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because he is so keen to secure that trade deal after brexit with the united states. it‘s quite interesting of the last few day borisjohnson has not been visible presence will be seen and heard from the likes of the foreign secretary that today was the first time, that the prime minister did appear in public to make comments about the crisis. condemning the strikes on iran. choosing his language at very carefully when it comes to talking about the united states. example by jeremy corbyn whether he thought the action was legal, he was saying this was a necessary for the united states. it wasn‘t that yucaipa had taken the action as he pointed out the uk it wasn‘t even told in advance stoplight much more background on that on the application wanted. background on that on the application wanted. stay with us on outside source — still to come. we‘ll get the latest on australia‘s devastating wildfires — and consider claims that arson
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is a major factor fuelling them. staff at greggs are to receive a bonus of up to 300 pounds each because of the success of the bakery chain. greggs said sales growth of more than 13% last year had been helped by its launch of its vegan sausage rolls. here‘s our consumer affairs correspondent coletta smith. when the january bills hit, £300 is not to be sniffed at. and it doesn‘t take anyone long to imagine what they would do with it. i think i would go out with the family, take them out for a really good meal. may be get my car fixed something. i would put it towards my wedding fund. 300 quid? pay off debt! today at greggs it has been an unexpected windfall for all staff. obviously, everyone was really happy. you just shouted, didn‘t you? screaming and shouting. iwas! 300 quid is not nothing, is it?
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everyone has been elated all morning. greggs is bucking the trend of a lot of food retailers. we have heard today that sainsbury‘s two sales were down a little over the christmas period and morrisons have also seen a small bite out of their takings recently, while greggs have seen sales go up nearly 10% over the last year. so what are they doing right? greggs aren‘t doing anything revolutionary, but they have kept the menu simple and cheap and there are 2000 stores across the uk, so you don‘t have to go far to find one stop while they sell loads of these, it is actually these they make the most profit on. they are not the only company to be serving up bonuses, but stephen has worked in retail for 12 years and says he has never seen it for minimum wage workers. yeah, i think it is massive. i think everyonejust feels appreciated. even £20 is something. £300 is massive to some of these. i‘m going to buy some new boxing boots. my girl will probably want something so it will go on the kids, probably. the bakery chain have already given an extra pay—out to shareholders and today‘s savvy publicity move
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means staff now have a taste of the profits. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: president trump de—escalates the military confrontation with iran — saying its missiles caused no injuries — and that iran appeared to be "standing down" here are some of the main installation world service. more than 6000 people have now died from the measles here are some of the main installation world service. more than 6000 people have now died from the measles in the democratic republic of congo. the world health organization say the epidemic is the world‘s largest and fastest moving. health centres in some parts
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of the country have been attacked by armed groups which is making it harder to tackle the problem. (00v) in the uk — the queen‘s granddaughter, zara phillips, has been banned from driving for six months. the 38 year old was caught speeding at 91 miles per hour in a 70 zone. she already had nine points on her licence. her mother, princess anne, was caught speeding on the same stretch of road in gloucester 19 years ago. around 40 tourists have had to be rescued from a glacier in iceland when they got caught in a severe blizzard. some had to wait up to nine hours to be brought out. rescuers said visibility during the storm was so bad they could barely see the skis on their snowmobile. lets return to one of our top stories — the plane which crashed near tehran on wednesday, killing everyone onboard. we know 63 of the victims were canadians — and in the past hour we‘ve had an update from the prime minister justin trudeau. here‘s some of what he said. canadians across the world was shocked and saddened to learn that a fatal plane crash in front of tim andi
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fatal plane crash in front of tim and i claim to hundred and 76 and 76 benefit lives. at least 63 canadians that were on board and a total of 138 passengers on that flight, were connecting to canada. all people who will be coming home to their pa rents, will be coming home to their parents, theirfriends, their colleagues, or their parents, theirfriends, their colleagues, ortheirfamilies. parents, theirfriends, their colleagues, or their families. a newlywed couple, a family of four, a mum and her two daughters. bright stu d e nts mum and her two daughters. bright students and dedicated faculty members. all had so much potential, so much life ahead of them. more background information on on that plane on bbc news website. we talk about the scale of the australian bushfires every day — over 20 people have been killed and hundreds of millions of animals too — more than 8 million hectares have been burnt. there‘s an economic cost too. and part of that is the impact on tourism. prime minister scott morrison
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turned to that today. australia is open, australia is still a wonderful place to come and bring yourfamily, still a wonderful place to come and bring your family, and still a wonderful place to come and bring yourfamily, and enjoy your holidays. bring yourfamily, and enjoy your holidays. he made the commons on a visit to kangaroo island off the south coast — it‘s a haven for wildlife and a popular tourist attraction. and the damage there is extensive — fires have struck twice — and a third of the island has been burnt. inevitably many animals have been killed including thousands of koalas. the island is also home to several endangered species, including the eck—idna and glossy black—cockatoo. many will have been killed or injured — and surviving animals may have lost their habitat. the fires on the island started with lightning strikes — and there are far more across australia — in particular in new south wales and victoria. and unfortunately more hot dry weather is forecast. one tactic that‘s being used
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is controlled burning. here‘s victoria‘s country fire authority lighting small fires in scrub that‘s high risk — the idea is to reduce available fuel for when main fires come through. here‘s katy watson with one farmer. in the hills at victoria farmer chris is holding his breath. fires had already scorched much of his land. there is real danger that existing bushfires further north could merge and create one big mega blaze. as the crow flies it's only a little ways. two hours it could be upon us. chris says it's a simple solution. burning in a controlled manner to prevent fires from getting of hand. it's causing these intense magnifiers you take away the fuel, theissue magnifiers you take away the fuel, the issue of these magnifiers is gone away. the issue of these magnifiers is gone away.
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all of this said — the authorities are clear that fuel reduction alone doesn‘t fix the problem. remember this is what victoria‘s fire chief said this week. the reality is we can‘t fire down in the last year that has had it burned go right through it. it hasn‘t slowed it up at all. so the argument is not supported at field reduction burning on a large scale will fix all the problems. burning on a large scale will fix all the problems. and here‘s the commissioner of the new south wales rural fire service. we are not environmental pastors. we went through a sensible regime on priorities are at life and property and then environmental ranks third in. we had a streamlined process and we can say at any given year as all the patterns that we have gotten ready to go, 70 or 80% are cleared environmentally ready to go. waiting for the window of opportunity. waiting for the window of opportunity. we‘ve been putting clips of our australia coverage of the bbc news youtube channel — on twitter too. and we keep getting messages from people claiming the story of these fires isn‘t climate
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change, it‘s arson. here‘s one another example of someone taking up this issue. @beachmilk "climate activists are lighting fires in a desperate bid to amp up #climatechange fear." and the hashtag #arsonemergency is being widely used. let‘s assess that. one researcher analysed a sample 315 accounts using the #arsonemergency hashtag. he found a third of them displayed highly automated and inauthentic behaviour — meaning they could be bots or trolls. and he conlcuded: "the conspiracy theories going around (including arson as the main cause of the reflect an increased distrust in scientific expertise and scepticism of the media" these are "major factors in the global fight against disinformation, and... it appears that australia has entered that battlefield." a lot of these tweets are circulating articles like this — it‘s on a site called the summit — and it claims almost 200 arsonists have been arrested. the article says the figure is 183. but that includes minor offences like breaching a totalfire ban — so that could be something like using machinery on a hot day, not deliberately lighting a fire. police in new south wales say
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the number of people actually charged with deliberately lighting a fire is 24 — and even less of them managed to start large fires. victoria police say" there is currently no intelligence to indicate that the fires in east gippsland and the north east" — these are the worst fires in that state "have been caused by arson or any other suspicious behaviour." and it‘s worth emphasising — the main issue here is hotter drier weather. meterologists have long warned that the long—term trend of rising temperatures in australia would impact bushfires. and you could read this — an independent report produced for the australian government in 2008 that‘s proved remarkably accurate. it concludes: "fire seasons will start earlier, end slightly later, and generally be more intense" "this effect should be directly observable by 2020." and so it‘s proved. yet, there are a minority
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of australians who continue to point to arson as a major factor. hello there. there will be some drier, colder interludes in the next 6—10 days, but on the whole, we‘ll be dominated by strong, atlantic winds, and that means more cloud. you can see the cloud gathering, the low pressure systems gathering on wednesday out in the atlantic — coming right off the eastern seaboard of the usa, and that‘s because the jet stream across the mid—latitudes have strengthened significantly. where it should be, really, at this time of year, it will be pushing those weather systems, those low pressure systems our way, because we‘re expecting the jet stream to become pretty powerful. so, for thursday, it does look as if it‘s a little further southwards, and we will see the wettest, windiest weather pushing across the southern half of the uk. so, we dawn on a pretty miserable note, wind and rain and snow over the hills, because we‘ve had that colder air establish itself further north. so, some icy issues here.
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gradually, the rain and hill snow peter out. the winds ease for a time, but then we‘ve got more rain and more strong winds to come in later in the day. so, as i say, those winds ease for a time, the gales, but they will pick back up in the south and west as we head towards tea—time. now, it‘s here that we‘ll still have that mild air pushing more rain in, but, again, it will feel cold across the northern half of the country, we‘ve still not got that mild air in because the low pressures are further south. so, some wet and windy weather through the evening and overnight across southern parts of england, east anglia, across the channel islands and france as well, some fairly lively winds. but then high pressure builds in for a time behind, and that high—pressure will settle the weather down, meaning that friday will get off to a cold start, more widely, so some ice issues following the rain, but at least it looks like a quieter day. yes, we will have some of cloud thickening, winds strengthening towards the west, and rain arriving towards tea—time, but for most parts, it looks like a decent day during daylight. not particularly warm, with because it will become a cold start as i‘ve already mentioned.
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then, friday night into saturday, that rain really starts to take hold. now, it‘s mild atlantic air i‘ve talked about, so perhaps a bit of snow on the hills, but it will rain, potentially, for 36 hours for some parts of scotland and northern ireland. so we could see over 100mm of rain in these areas, and also the northwest of england and north wales then progressively get wetter over the hills, because it‘s such mild air, it will carry a lot of rain. whilst further south and east from a largely fine and dry. you can see that mild air is with us then throughout saturday, but our weather front is starting to make inroads further southwards, and behind it, colder air is following. so as i mentioned at the beginning, there will be some drier and colder interludes with some night—time frosts at time, but primarily, we‘ve got that atlantic south—westerly with us. but not for sunday, it looks like a dryer second half of the week and for scotland, northern ireland, northern england and wales, but there will be some showers around. that rain should clear from the south to give us some fairly decent weather if we want to get out and about. not feeling particularly warm. but thereafter, we are then
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dominated by this south—westerly wind again, yet more wind and rain rattles in off the atlantic. that borad westerly flow continuing to feed yet more rainfall, snow as it comes into that colder air in the north. and, as i say, it‘s all because that jet stream remained strong coming out of the usa, and then curving around and heading up across the british isles, where it should be, really, at this time of year, occasionally dipping a little bit further south to allow us back into the colder air. but for most, mild and windy into next week, with most of the rain in the northwest, but not exclusively. and the driest weather further south and east. so, plenty to keep an eye on. there are warnings and you can find out more about those on our website.
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going it alone — the duke and duchess of sussex announce they‘re stepping back as senior royals. even the queen wasn‘t told before they broke the news tonight. prince harry and meghan say they will split their time between the uk and north america and will work to become financially independent. it follows weeks of speculation about the couple‘s future after they took a break from royal duties. senior members of the royal family are understood to feel hurt after not being consulted before the decision was made public. the other main story tonight... iran fires more than 20 missiles at us air bases in iraq in retaliation for the assassination of their military commander — there were no casualties, says president trump. iran appears to be standing down. which is a good thing
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