tv Outside Source BBC News January 13, 2020 9:00pm-10:01pm GMT
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. the queen gives her blessing to prince harry and meghan striking out on their own, after the royal family meets to tackle the subject in sandringham. after admitting it shot down a passenger plane iran faces allegations of cracking down on the people out protesting against the regime. a volcano in the philippines erupts notjust with gushing lava but with rare volcanic lightning. we'll explain what's happening. also coming up on the programme. there are things that i could have handled on the ground much better, these are very war, emotional environments. scott morrison admits his government could have done a betterjob responding to australia's wildfires — as a poll shows voters‘ support for him has plumetted. (titles)
princes charles, william, harry and the queen met for crisis talks earlier today, after prince harry and meghan markle announced their plans to go it alone last week. in a statement afterwards the queen said quote "...we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family. harry and meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives. it has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the sussexes will spend time in canada and the uk." here's our royal correspondent daniela relph. you get a sense of what went on. we know that harry arrived later this morning, his father the prince of wales flew
in to sandringham last night, william it seems arrived at about 15 minutes or so before things got under way this afternoon so he was a bit of a late arrival and we think the meeting for sandringham summit as it has been called out lasted for around two through three hours, we saw many of those people leaving just before five o'clock uk time, a little earlier on today. so it gave us a sense of how long they spoke for, the air inside one of the rooms and the main grand sandringham house on the estate here in north norfolk, in terms of the role of meghan, we don't know for sure. clearly the timing sort of works ok for her, she had an early start on the west coast of canada but she could easily dialled in to the meeting here this afternoon and the indications have been over the past couple of days that was her plan. it's hard to think she would not have contributed in some way. and then when everyone had left behind that statement
released from the queen, a very personal statement about how the meeting had gone. so we might be short on the detail, but there's no shortage of speculation about what's going on behind the scenes. this is one of the key headlines to come out this morning — suggesting the sussexes feel they've been pushed away by what was referred to as a "bullying" attitude from the duke of cambridge. that resulted in a strongly worded statement, although the times wasn't specifically mentioned. "despite clear denials, a false story ran in a uk newspaper today speculating about the relationship between the duke of sussex and the duke of cambridge. for brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful. here's vanity fair's royal correspondent. it's sending a clear message that at least when it comes to the press and untrue stories, these two are united. it's quite interesting
that the palace haven't chosen to deny other elements within that story, written by a prominent reporter in the times. not least the opening part of that story which is how meghan is the one who wants to go, harry is feeling more torn. one of the big outstanding questions is how the sussexes might become financially independent. currently five percent of their income comes from the sovereign grant — orfrom british tax payers — they've proposed to give that up. the rest comes from the duchy of cornwall, the estate of harry's father prince charles. but the pair are also independently wealthy, and there's always... getting a job. this footage has emerged of prince harry talking with bob iger, the chief executive of disney, at an event last year. he's caught on camera outlining meghan markle‘s availability for voice over work.
the duchess has subsequently agreed to a deal, with disney making a donation to charity. dan wootton is the sun newspaper's executive editor — he first broke the story about the pair wanting to step back from royal life. what harry and meghan want, harry and meghan get, this is exactly what they hoped for. there is a commitment it seems from the monarch that they will remain members of the royal family and they will be allowed to live in canada and by all accounts is what we can read into this statement seek commercial deals. and that is something that for a long time members of the royal family, senior members of the royal family were deeply against, so it does feel like harry and meghan have got their desired outcome from this meeting today. guidelines for working royals were outlined in 2001, after prince edward's wife sophie was accused of cashing in on her status.
they must consult the lord chamberlain, a senior royal official, before embarking on new business opportunities and royal business must be kept separate. again, it's still unclear how this will work for the sussexes. but we do know the couple applied to trademark their sussex royal brand across a wide range of items including calendars, book marks, and exhibitions. that has not gone down particularly well in some quarters — this cartoon from the times speculates what their new coat of arms might look like, complete with luxury brands. here's the evening standard's royal editor. they will come to an accommodation, i think they will come to a solution but they won't allow harry and meghan to if you like start endorsing peanut butter or in things like that and i think that's where they transition will come out, they will not allow them
to wrap their brand on particular items or do the things that will in some way tarnished reputation of brand monarchy. i think that is very important because i don't think anybody would accept that. it's thought likely the sussexes will keep their royal titles, but the question remains about what level of security they'll have and who will pay for it. this evening standard story suggests that canada may pick up their share of the one million pound — or around i.3million dollars annual bill — here's daniela relph again on what might happen next. it's hard to read into this statement where we go on that front although my sense is that it is the queen and the royal family who are very much sort of getting into harry and meghan terms of what they want to happen going forward. it was a personal statement tinged with regret from the queen, quite unusual in its tone
but in terms of the nitty—gritty what happens now it does not give us an awful lot of detail. we know there are issues around money which really will be the sticking point. yes in a statement that they say they do not want to be publicly funded in this new role they are going to create. but what does that actually mean? does that mean there would be any kind of contribution to their security costs? what will be done in times of commercial interests, will there be boundaries drawn in the kind of work they will do while still being members of the royal family? that won't go away, it says that they won't be acting senior members of the royal family. one of the relevant engagement here, we don't know at the moment but it's clear in terms of timeframe is that the queen wants this sorted out as quickly as possible. iranian police are denying a crackdown. but there have been angry protests ever since the government admitted a passenger plane was accidentally shot down near tehran. and we know how the authorities usually deal with protest.
these are some of the pictures we have. this is tehran. people shouted anti government slogans — there were also clashes with security forces. tear gas was used here and in several other cities. sentiment is shifting at speed. last week the assassinated general, qassem soleimani was hailed as a hero. here, pictures of him are being torn down. it's less about him — more a general show of defiance. and there have been other acts of defiance. protesters here step around us and israeli flags in tehran. they'd normally stand on them or burn them. this video was posted by an iranianjournalist. the people are chanting ‘we don't want the islamic republic'. there have been reports of people being injured as security forces tried to break up a protest in azadi square in tehran. this video was posted on twitter. we believe this shows paramilitaries connected to the islamic revolutionary guards attacking protesters.
certainly we can hear gunfire. these guards are often used to suppress domestic dissent. other videos we've seen appear to show show blood on the streets. iran's police chief has urged officers to show restraint. not something they're always known for. tehran‘s police chief though is denying his officers have used live ammunition. in a statement he said police had "treated the people who had gathered with patience and tolerance". this is all a long way from last week when iran appeared, at least temporarily, united in grief over the death of qassem soleimani. the americans killed him with a drone strike close in baghdad. days later millions turned in a series of funeral processions. then iran acted — firing ballistic missiles at two us bases in iraq. no one was killed but today we got a better sense of the damage.
here's the bbc‘s quintin sommerville at the al—asad airbase. look at the enormous blast that must have come from here, it must have forced over these concrete barriers on the other side is a tiny bunker, a concrete bunker and inside was a us contractor, he was there throughout this attack. these blast walls probably saved his life. they failed in their mission to kill because the american led coalition here knew the attack was coming. these were living quarters but the troops inside were safe because they had advance notice and they were already hunkered down in bunkers, all of these living spaces were incinerated. just hours after that base was attacked — a ukranian passengerjet came down near tehran. iran initially blamed
a technicalfailure. then on saturday, this happened on iranian state tv. we are sorry, we share this sorrow with victims families, we regret the incident. this was the price we paid for the tensions and us activities in the region. iran's revolutionary guards said an operator had acted independently — mistaking the plane for a "cruise missile". the unity and nationalism we'd seen began to crumble. one pro—reform official told the financial times quote "i could never believe this level of lying, hiding and fooling in the islamic republic". but the government denies a cover up and blames the us. here's a spokesman today. we should not forget where the roots of this incident started. it was the night america killed our general. it started conflict in iran. donald trump calls that the social and political turmoil in our country. he used farsi on social
media to shed crocodile tears but iranians won't forget that he threatened to target our 52 cultural sites after he killed our general. the roots of the protests is because of trump's threats. you heard him mention donald trump's tweets. over the weekend, the president tweeted: @readdonaldtrump "to the leaders of iran — do not kill your protesters. thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the world is watching." he also tweeted in farsi — with a similar message. whether iranians wanted encouragement from mr trump we can't gauge. but they've continued to criticise. on instagram, the captain of the national men's volleyball teem called the shooting down of the plane deceit and stupidity. taraneh alidoosti — one of the country's most famous actresses — said iranians were being treated as hostages. iranian‘s only female olympic medallist kimia aliza—dair has defected — and left the country. she said she no longer wants to be
part of quote, "hypocrisy, lies, injustice and flattery". for all of this, is there any real threat to the iranian regime? here's iranian journalist ghanbar naderi in tehran. a couple of thousands of students on the streets that are extremely angry for what they call alleged cover—up in regards to the shooting down of the ukrainian aeroplane a couple of days ago by the air force units but let's not forget the fact that there are more than 20 million students in this country so these protesters on the streets do not necessarily represent the academic community of this nation. according to bbc persian — the state has taken control of some of the funerals for the victims of the downed jet. here's rana rahimpour. i'm aeroplane got shot down by mistake according to the iranian authorities, why aren't people allowed to mourn, why aren't they and at the have funerals, why are
they being treated as if they were political activists, these were just ordinary people on our flight, political activists, these were just ordinary people on ourflight, going back to canada or the uk after the new year holidays in iran and they have been killed by a mistake and why people can't mourn part —— property? tell us about the stimulus, the state saying they can't happen at the moment? they have offered to hold it themselves. they have gone to the family's anfibio not allowed to speak with any persian news channels including the bbc persian service and they said that we will hold the funeral for use to say they can control everybody who gets in and out. what did he know about the people who are out on the streets protesting? i did the same people he talked about a couple of months back? no. in fact last week we were talking about the people who were out on the street morning the killing of the commander pa rt morning the killing of the commander part of that car is and they way surprised about how many people had showed up for that funeral and about
a week later here we are looking at videos of people tearing down those posters and setting them on fire. it shows how complex the iranians as and the severity of angry that people are feeling over this incident. it goes beyond just the sedans, just opposition, every section of the iranian society is angry, angry with the fact that they have been lied to for three days, angry about the fact that these people could have been alive, there was not necessary for them to die andi was not necessary for them to die and i why they have not chosen. stay with us on outside source — still to come: netflix garners 2a oscar nominations — could this be the year that streaming beats cinema, at the industry's biggest awards. storm brendan has swept into the uk, battering northern ireland and scotland with winds just short
of ninety miles an hour. danny savage reports. asa as a storm brandon slept in from the atla ntic as a storm brandon slept in from the atlantic it was island which point the bronx during daylight hours. the weather was described as wild, an apt description for the conditions in northern ireland. this is one point in co. down, the cars were stranded in floodwater, but this was one bus driver determined to get through. on the other side of the irish sea, there was damage as well. this is gwyneth in north wales where he actually came down on a vehicle. instilling a 90 scotland, floodgates are being put in place as the storm approached. and what would a 21st—ce ntu ry approached. and what would a 21st—century storm be without a lost trampoline? this one ended up on a
motorway. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? the queen has given her blessing to prince harry and meghan striking out on their own — after a meeting of the royal family in sandringham. in the philippines — the volcano taal is erupting in spectacularfashion. this timela pse captures rare volcanic lightning. before i show you, a warning, there are flashing images in this footage. this phenomenom remains largely a mystery to us — though studies suggest it occurs when volcanic ash — and sometimes ice — create static electricity together. this video was filmed byjoshua bobadilla around 30km away. and this is more footage that's been posted on social media. let's try and understand a bit more
about what's happening here. this is professor hazel rymer... it's one of the most beautiful things that can —— volcanoes can do apart from drama flows. what's happening if you got lots of particles, either high temperature particles, either high temperature particles being thrown up onto the volcanic crater and then charging up the immediate atmosphere above the volcano and it almost making its own weather system and that's what that lightning is. it's charged particles caused by the volcanic perception itself. taal is one of the world's smallest volcanoes and it's the second most active in the philippines. it's located 70km south of manila. mass evacuations are taking place for anyone who lives in a iakm radius — that's almost half a million people. @ochaasiapac according to the un the explosion is at "alert level 4 — out of five" and so far "over
7,700 people are already in evacuation sites." one of the biggest health risks is falling ash. it's already been found more than 100km from the volcano. and it's leaving behind a thick layer of grey dirt and mud. this drone footage shows the village of calaca — covered in the volcanic ash. thousands of people started to flee when the ash began to fall. let's hear from some of those evacuees. when it started to drop ash in our area, that's when we decided to evacuate, when we were at the boundary been there were numerous shakes and the experience to around 100 tremors. when we went to the volcanic island there were many destroyed houses, it's almost like a desert there because at the thickness of the mind. even my cultivated fish were all killed.
it's already having a big impact on tourism and industry. tweet @miaagovph the international airport has been partially suspended — that's estimated to be at least 500 flights delayed or cancelled. howard johnson isjust outside the exclusion zone. the volcano has entered a magnetic eruption faced. last night it was a traffic phase where there was a lot of stea m traffic phase where there was a lot of steam and ash and now there is a from their volcano. a week fell at the moment but that's causing this black smoke to bellow out of the volcano. that's affecting the air quality around here. lots of dust and ash in the air but that is affecting international airports in this area. manila international airport has had lots of flights cancelled and suspended, there is ash on the runway. if we look to my left leg you can see i the floor, it turned into mud and in some places
on the road on the way up there we saw people clearing that mud from the road, we also saw pineapple groves completely covered in the dust and that's no doubt going to affect livelihoods in this area. the other major risk that scientists are saying is that there could be a volcanic synonymy. if you look over here you can see volcanoes surrounded by a lake, if there is a major eruption that can cause the earth to move which would displace water and self and outlying communities on the coastline here could be affected by a tidal wave if there is a major interruption. the oscar nominations are out — and netflix is in the spotlight. the internet streaming service recieved 2a nominations — more than any other movie distributor. michelle fleury, new york. this feels like a bit of a moment. this feels like a bit of a momentlj don't this feels like a bit of a moment.” don't know if you were an early subscriber to netflix but i remember getting the dvds in the post, it was
like a modern—day blockbuster at the time and you fast—forward a couple of years in 2013 this was a company that started making original content with the series house of cards and 110w with the series house of cards and now look where we are today. you are talking about 20 plus oscar nominations and the company is now being seen not as a disrupted that industry but now very much seeing as a rival, where the of taking on any of the hollywood studios. just to be clear, to qualify for the oscar as these have to be films which play out in the cinema or anything that netflix puts —— puts on a service will qualify, how does it work? yes, it has to have some sort of cinema airing right distribution and that so airing right distribution and that so it of one of the concerns that the industry had for a long time, and the opposition it had was that netflix would have a cinema release but that window would be as short as it could possibly be so it could
save the content for those who are a subscriber is paying them and watching on its streaming service. the fear is that this will hasting a trend we are seeing among cinema goers which is people aren't prepared to spend as much and few of us are prepared to spend as much and few of us are going to the cinema i don't know whether that more people with families who don't want to pay baby—sitting cost families who don't want to pay ba by—sitting cost but families who don't want to pay baby—sitting cost but there has been a trend away from cinema going and the concern was that they streaming industry as it grew with take away from that. that feeling has not gone away but i think they have just accepted that that's the reality. it's got the nominations but it's also a contenderfor it's got the nominations but it's also a contender for oscar night. you have to say that with 2041 mean if you are doing the odds, then you can takea if you are doing the odds, then you can take a leap from that, there are other movies out there with an equal an amount of nominations for best picture, it's hard to predict given how late he did last year with roma, does that count against it, you have
to ask a hollywood expert for that. but i would say is the question and then states want to know as they are spending a lot of money to create this calibre of content and is a paying off in terms of subscribers? the rate at which the increase in spending is not being matched at the rate at which they are getting new subscribers and they had to increase their fee plus at the same time they're facing more competition from they're facing more competition from the likes of faith the idea that apple and disney plus and apple tv. if you are looking for a single family, theyjoe cator that contained 11 nominations. that's going to be one to watch out for come oscar night, if you want to be all about you can get the full list on the bbc news website. when we come back in three minutes' time we will be returning to that sandringham sonics. the royalfamily coming to discuss future arrangement
with harry and megan. plenty of leather to talk about. he will start off yet again with australia which really has been in the forefront of the weather near is just recently. he picks their assent to build across parts of new south wales and victoria but the heat is not just wales and victoria but the heat is notjust going to be the only story over the next few days. despite a good deal of dry weather at the tuesday and wants with temperatures peaking yet again at 40 degrees, just want to draw your attention to what's happening across that coastline there. and yet showers are arriving during tuesday into wednesday and by thursday we could see my significant rain across queensland and counting to new south wales. well come rain with cite any, as good news. you can see that in the five bay city forecast. plenty
of showers and stretching from syd ney of showers and stretching from sydney and melbourne as well and temperature is really easing down considerably. just take a look at north america into the weekend. bitterly cold air sitting across the northwest coming out of canada bumping into some warm moist air from the southeast and that brought some record breaking heat over the weekend to florida. in naples florida we sought temperature is 32 celsius, the hottest january florida we sought temperature is 32 celsius, the hottestjanuary day ever. but, where he does to eysseric it was a frontal system which brought heavy flooding rains, take a look that up, this weekend with significant rainfall and it did bring some devastation as well. there is more rain to come in the forecast as well for tuesday and into wednesday you can see some intense rain stretching pretty intense rain stretching through oklahoma up through the mississippi valley and towards washington as well. here we will see some rain and to the south of that it still stays pretty warm, temperatures in florida are likely
to peak at 28 degrees and by contrast just take a to peak at 28 degrees and by contrastjust take a look to peak at 28 degrees and by contrast just take a look at vancouver. a daytime maximum of minus five degrees. as more u nsettled minus five degrees. as more unsettled weather, it's really has been stormy so far this year, the next low pressure moving in from the pacific northwest i guess he will bring heavy rain and on the leading edge as it bumps into that cold air across vancouver even at lower levels you could see some significant snow to come. across the up significant snow to come. across the up the stormy weather is sitting across the northwest yet again, plenty of isobars on the charts, said their gales bringing heavy rain into the uk and unsettled leather across germany stretching up into scandinavia. to the south of base high—pressure largely in control, the southeast is there a little stormy but generally speaking here it's mild that time of year. it will stay wet and windy for a couple of days and things will quiet them down by the end of the week. that is certainly worth bearing in mind if you have got friends and family here it would be wet and windy but it
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. the queen gives her blessing to prince harry and meghan striking out on their own after the royal family meets to tackle the subject in sandringham. after admitting it shot down a passenger plane iran faces allegations of cracking down on the people out protesting against the regime. a volcano in the philippines erupts notjust with gushing lava but with rare volcanic lightning. we'll explain what's happening. also coming up... there are things that i could have handled on the ground much better. these are very raw, emotional moments. scott morrison admits his government could have done a betterjob responding to australia's wildfires, as a poll shows voters' support for him has plumetted.
we've been aware for a while now that harry and meghan weren't happy living here in the uk. in october last year, meghan, the duchess of sussex said in an itv documentary "it's not enough to just survive something, right? that's not the point of life. you've got to thrive, you've got to feel happy." the british press has also been relentless in their coverage of meghan markle, as it is of all the royals. we've seen headlines like this in the sun newspaper — royal diva meghan markle branded duchess difficult . and there's been countless and often pointless comparisons between the duchess of sussex and the duchess of cambridge kate middleton. meghan markle has accused the british press of racism, which has been met with fierce backlash from commentators
like piers morgan, quoted in the daily mail... "meghan and harry haven t been criticized because of her color but because she s a selfish social climber and he s a weak whiner." it's a polarizing issue. here's guardian columnist afua hirsch. think it's the tabloid press it have i think it's the tabloid press who have taken a particular tone with meghan markel and wanted to allude to the fact that she had african heritage and this was something that really threaten continuity in the royal family. really threaten continuity in the royalfamily. home i don't think there is racism at all. i think we live in a great country full of opportunity where people of any background and get on in life. but no matter where we stand on the issue, it's happening. harry and meghan and their son
archie will split their time between the uk and canada. here's more from our royal correspondent daniela relph. i think there's definitely some issues of pre—date meghan, that's for sure. it is not all her fault. harry has had some real issues dealing with the aftermath of his mother's death, how he's coped with that over the years. he has found public life difficult because of what he saw happen to his mother, so there have been a lot of issues for him in terms of living a public life, for what that meant for him personally. now he has met someone that he has fallen in love with, she is also fighting that aspect of things being difficult and finding the restrictive life within a british monarchy difficult to handle as well, so it's almost as if the combination of both of them has led to where we are today, but clearly there is also an acceptance by the queen and the wider royal family, that things can't continue as they are and everyone now needs to work together to make a change.
the british and irish prime ministers have visted belfast to show support for the return of northern ireland's devolved government. boris johnson was first to arrive. here he is on the steps of stormont with northern ireland's first minister, arlene fosterfrom the democratic unionists, in red. and there's deputy first minister michelle o'neill, from the nationalists sinn fein. it's three years since power—sharing collapsed, and for it to work both unionists and nationalists need to agree. that was a delicate balance struck in the good friday agreement, the deal which brought to an end decades of violence in northern ireland. here's the irish prime minister leo varadkar. the agreement is visionary and the good friday agreement is working again. power—sharing here in northern ireland is going to resume, we're going to be deep in cooperation between britain and ireland in the interests of everyone that lives on these islands. arlene foster tweeted this picture of her executive back at work. the general consensus is the various
parties put aside their differences in order to secure badly—needed extra funding for public services in northern ireland, particularly health. it was only afterwards they found out the exact figures being offered by the british government. the response of the new finance minister conor murphy was "they fall way short". he said of the british and irish governments "they can't congratulate us for living up to our commitments and then not live up to their own". it's something the first minister, from the unionist side, probably agrees on. we have stepped up to the place and —— he asked us to sign up to it, we have all signed up to it and calmed into a multiparty executive therefore it is now incumbent upon today a prime minister to step up. northern ireland has been a central issue in the brexit negotiations. boris johnson's withdrawal deal proposes that northern ireland
will remain aligned to eu regulations on goods, after the uk leaves. that will avoid any customs checks on the border between north ireland and the republic of ireland. but it means there will be a customs border here instead between northern ireland and the rest of the uk. this arrangement will last at least until a new trade deal is agreed by the eu and the uk. and the northern irish assembly will eventually get a vote on the arrangement too. this was the issue on which the democratic unionists refused to support borisjohnson's plan. today again, he said there would be no checks between northern ireland and the rest of the uk. the only circumstances in which you can imagine the need for checks coming from gb to ni as i've explained before, to northern ireland, is if those goods were going on into ireland, and we had not secured, which i hope and am confident we will, a zero—tariff, zero—quota agreement.
the bbc‘s northern ireland economics and business editorjohn campbell said it was "amazing" that mrjohnson was sticking to this line which he said was "less than half right". tweet @jp—biz "northern ireland will be implementing the eu's customs code at its ports. while i understand john's amazement, in fact the prime minister has repeatedly made inaccurate statements around this issue. borisjohnson insists he can negotiate a new trade deal with the eu that will resolve the irish border question permanently, and do it by the end of the brexzit transition period. that's the end of this year. the irish government is less sure. he's their foreign minister speaking to andrew marr yesterday. just because a british parliament decides that british law says says something, doesn't mean that that law applies to the other 27 countries of the european union.
so the european union will approach this on the basis of getting the best deal possible, a fair and balanced deal, to ensure that the eu and the uk can interact as friends in the future. the eu will not be rushed on this just because britain passes law. chris mason is in westminster. is there a connection between the important developments in storment in the broader brexit process?” don't think there's a direct connection although it will have consequences because of the role of the stormont assembly within the brexit process and within the weeds of the discussion you were talking about and those crucial details around the borders between northern ireland and great britain. the rest of the uk and northern ireland out of the uk and northern ireland out of the uk and northern ireland out of the public and what will be the european union once the uk is out, i think the reality and herds of stormont and what has changed there
in the last week versus where we we re in the last week versus where we were for the last three years, is two things. one you touched on, a desire amongst the parties to correct all the things is far as funding is concerned. there is now a majority government here for conservatives with a sizeable majority. that's good alas of fuel term and all likely —— that will last a full term. that power base they have as a result of an outcome of the 2017 election when the conservatives needed the dup, so that coupled with the community in northern ireland decided that they we re northern ireland decided that they were willing and wanted to press ahead with devolution being established is the main driving force rather than necessarily brexit because as you were saying, they are now empowered, or could be, around
this whole issue of northern ireland where it sits and relative to the public after brexit. when do the trade talks start? they can't yet. the uk is keen to start in the start of february as soon as it is out of the eu. it will take time to agree its negotiating objectives but once the uk is out, those talks can begin once both sides have their ducks in a row. what they want to get out of the negotiation. chris is part of the negotiation. chris is part of the brexit casting which you can watch in three days' time. a bbc news arabic investigation has uncovered compelling evidence
that the syrian—kurdish political leader, hevrin khalaf, was killed by a faction of the turkish—backed syrian national army. the faction denies responsibility. the sna is separate from the army of president bashar al—assad's central government. it's an umbrella group formed by turkey in 2019. they're trained and armed in turkey, then sent to fight kurdish forces in north eastern syria. they've been doing this since turkey launched a military operation in the area last october after us forces pulled their troops out. rosie garthwaite reports. on the 12th of october 2019 in northern syria, just days after the us troops withdrew and turkey began its offence against the kurds, syrian kurdish political leader was killed. he was a vocal opponent of
the offensive and her future syria party was working for peace between all ethnicities in the region. that morning, he took the motorway for a three hour journey morning, he took the motorway for a three hourjourney to her party headquarters. just a few hours before, syrian national army fighters were seen heading south from the turkish border. just one of dozens from the turkish border. just one of d oze ns of from the turkish border. just one of dozens of factions fighting for the sna group. they posted this video via the messaging at telegram. they began stopping cars on the motorway. arresting people they accuse of being part of a kurdish rebel group they're fighting against. they even filmed themselves executing one person on the road. by identifying
these features in the background of these features in the background of the videos, we can locate them to the videos, we can locate them to the checkpoint. that means the execution was taking place at the same checkpoint. this farmer was nearby when they took over the checkpoint. he has asked us to hide his identity. the first person i saw was a girl. her body was roughly five metres away, her leg was damaged really badly. the farmer found nine bodies at the checkpoint. the scene was terrific. this medical report says she was shot 20 times, both legs were broken. she has told the bbc that some of its fighters did violate orders that day and were
—— they told the bbc they did not know how she was killed. this video shows their fighters surrounding her car. there is a dead body on the floor, believed to be her driver. we hearafaint floor, believed to be her driver. we hear a faint female voice coming from inside the car. i recognised her out a 5000 voices. when i heard her, i saw the brutality. she was dragged from the car alive, physically attacked, and executed outside the car. i shakira told
inafew in a few minutes i'll be talking about scott morrison again. he's been defending his handling of the bushfires crisis. we will hear what he's had to say. today, five candidates went through to the next round of the race to be the next leader of the labour party. our political editor laura kuenssberg reports from bury. who will they choose after being battered in the election? labour members have another big boat, but this time a vote of their own. who could build a labour government way ahead among mps, mr kier starmer. lisa nandy is in the race. if we do not change course, we will die and we will deserve to. along with the shadow for an secretary, emily
thornberry who just made it onto the ballot with the same level of backing as backbencherjess phillips. i think i have backing as backbencherjess phillips. i thinkl have a backing as backbencherjess phillips. i think i have a chance to go through to the people and get the country to feel that they can trust politicians again. closest to jeremy corbyn is the front venture rebecca long—bailey. so what's needed? corbyn is the front venture rebecca long-bailey. so what's needed? the next leader won't be a messiah and they shouldn't be. you should be —— wrong direction is if we keep it as it is. the elections have stopped that and said we need to listen to what were saying. they all know the pain of defeat. labour lost byjust 105 votes here in berry north. the former mps adamant the next leader has to passed muster in marginal seats like this. i think we need to be more brutal in our assessments of what matters to the electric. i
think we need to be more brutal in our assessment of when ability. what is that you like about rebecca long billy -- is that you like about rebecca long billy —— rebecca long—bailey quiz but she knows i know sensible isn't appealing but it's what we need. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? the queen has given her blessing to prince harry and meghan striking out on their own after a meeting of the royal family in sandringham. they will ensure a transition period as they split their life between uk and canada. australia's prime minister scott morrison has responded to criticism of his handling of the bushfires crisis. he's definitely under pressure. a new poll for the australian newspaper on who would make the better leader sees the leader of the opposition ahead by 4 points.
a month ago scott morrison had a 14 point lead. that's the biggest drop between two polls since 1993. well the prime minister has spoken to the public broadcaster abc. there are things i could have handled on the ground much better. these are very raw, emotional and environments. 95% are about responses in these cases were very positive and very appreciative. but not all, as he acknowledges. he was criticised for being on holiday in hawaii when the fires intensified in december and two volunteer firefighters were killed, and when he returned... he was hounded by locals in one fire—affected town in new south wales. he was filmed taking a woman's hand and shaking it while she appealed for more resources to fight the fires. there was another forced handshake with a firefighter who had lost his home. and on kangaroo island he told
locals he was thankful no lives had been lost, but two people had died. the broader criticism facing scott morrison is around climate change. he's known for his staunch support of australia's fossil fuel industry. here he is with a lump of coal in parliament in 2017. more recently, his government approved a new coal mine in queensland. and this is why it's politically important. coal added more than 47 billion us dollars to the australian economy in the last financial year. the industry employs tens of thousands of people. and mr morrison argues that australia is a tiny part of the climate change story. we could close down every single power generation facility in the country and those emissions would be taken up by china in about five days. about nine days. so i think we need to understand that global emissions don't have an accent, they come from many countries. ok, but australia's emissions are dwarfed by china because china
has a much larger population. this graphic from oxford university shows emissions per capita in 2017. the darker the red, the higher the emissions per person. china emitted about seven tonnes per person, australia, 17 tonnes per person. then there's exports. estimate the co2 produced by fossil fuels exports and australia ranks third. and there's the controversial counting that australia is using to meet the paris climate accord. one of the architects of that deal calls it "cheating". the eu bans its members from doing it this way. not australia — it's "carrying over" about 370 million tonnes worth of emissions. this is from when australia came in under previous emissions targets under the earlier kyoto deal. as australia needs to eliminate 695 million tonnes of emissions, 370 from a novel way of counting is very helpful. not for the first time, the pm and the the minerals council of australia agree. it says "the use of kyoto carry—over
credits has long been accepted". not according to everyone. here's scott morrison being asked about this. should we use these —— what i'm saying is in the years ahead, we are going to continue to evolve our policy in this area to reduce emissions even further and we're going to do it without a carbon tax. so no future carbon tax we're told, but equally no answer at all to the question that was asked. now, while this plays out politically on the ground, more than a hundred fires still burning in the states of new south wales and victoria, but firefighters say cooler weather over the coming week should help. sydney was shrouded in smoke over the weekend, with air quality dipping to hazardous levels, according to the authorities. have a look at this from nasa. you can see the smoke marked in yellow, drifting from south—east of australia.
i was going to show you an animation of the smoke of the getting its way around the world. the fires have destroyed thousands of homes. jonathan head has been to one small community in new south wales where 40 houses are gone. and much of southeastern australia, the fires have moved on. they left behind a withered landscape and wounded communities now counting the cost of this disaster. we came across an army ambulance here to offer help, but they found that few residents have come back yet. there is no power and so many houses have been destroyed. this is, or was, up
small town. in this exceptional hot season, they know now it comes with a high price and what's the immediate threat of the fires has eased, this community is going to face the challenge not only of how they revealed, but whether they can defend themselves more effectively against future bars. —— how they rebuild. mcglocklin is a retired civil servant who moved here 20 yea rs civil servant who moved here 20 years ago for the tranquility he says, and for the views. his house was consumed by a bushfire so intense, it melted machinery into puddles. he's had enough. willjust drift off north to queensland to be near to children to grandchildren. there's no more future for you here? well, i'm getting a bit too sick of trying to rebuild this. i think i'll
just pack up my bags and drift off into the sunset. the weather has now cooled, but smoke hangs ominously over the hills. hundreds of fires are still smoldering. this isn't over yet. they're hoping there's not much left to burn now, but this is the end of their losses this fire season. but what about next year and beyond? season. but what about next year and beyond ? jonathan season. but what about next year and beyond? jonathan head, bbc news, new south wales. we've talked a lot about unreliable information surrounding this story. you can seen all of our past videos on the bbc news's youtube channel. we've examined a series of claims, including that arson is a major factor in these fires. it's not and according to abc news australia, only about 1% of the land burnt in new south wales this bushfire season can be officially attributed to arson. here's another example. tweet @richardaob "apparently
wombats in fire effected areas are not only allowing other animals to take shelter in their deep, fire—resistant burrows but are actively herding fleeing animals into them. we re seeing more leadership and empathy from these guys than the entire federal government." the tweet, accompanied by this picture, has been liked almost 300—thousand times and shared almost 70—thousand times. the internet has been awash with people lauding the wombats as heroes. sorry to disappoint but wombats, i'm told, are strongly territorial animals that rarely let other wombats, let alone other species, share their burrows. see you tomorrow. hello there. it's been a very stormy start to the new week. storm brendan has brought some disruption and damage and gusts of over 80 miles an hour. what's left of the storm to the north of scotland. we have another area of low pressure
bringing more wind and rain. after a driest start with some showers and sunshine, we see the cloud thickening and rain getting swept northward toward scotland and northern ireland. some parts of england and wales may have a windier day from what we've been seeing on monday and it's still windy in the northwest of scotland as well. still cold in scotland and northern ireland. temperatures of five or 6 degrees, mild orfurther south into that wet and windy weather that we see across england and wales. a lot of that will get swept away out into the north sea. we are left with that weather front which will hang around in the southeast, we have the re m na nts of in the southeast, we have the remnants of the old storm brendan to the north of scotland still producing some wet and windy weather in the northwest of scotland. the rain does eventually clear away from the southeast of england and we get some sunshine. the weather starts to calm down a little bit, it won't be as windy and temperatures are down to about eight or 9 degrees so a brief rest. i think wednesday,
because on thursday, we have the next weather system arriving. the next weather system arriving. the next area of low pressure. another band of rain and again, this rain can be quite heavy as we saw on monday and it's again the western side of the uk that will see the strongest of winds and gales. pretty windy elsewhere, but some mild winds, easily into double figures across much of england and wales. wet and windy weather pushing in on thursday, that weather front will get swe pt thursday, that weather front will get swept away in the area of low pressure so the rich week away from scotland. it will be quite windy as we start friday and still some wet weather particularly in the northern aisles. elsewhere the winds will be lighter and things will calm down, there'll be some sunshine and a few showers around as well. those temperatures will probably be a little bit lower, around 7 degrees for most of the country. as we to head to the end of the week and into the beginning of the weekend, we see a very different look to the
weather. instead of big areas of low pressure, its high—pressure that starting to build towards the uk. still got some stronger winds around the top of that for northern scotla nd the top of that for northern scotland and still some showers. good chance that elsewhere, it will be dry and there'll some sunshine as well, but it's starting to get a little bit colder, around five to 7 degrees. we started this week with a very strong debt scream that has been picking up. —— very strong jet stream. as we head into next week, the weather couldn't be more different. instead it will be dry, quieter, and colder as well. this is the position of the jet stream we are looking at into next week so it's very different orientation. with that sort of position, you tend to find one of those areas of high pressure which stick around for a while and that's what we're expecting to find. high—pressure
tonight at ten, the queen agrees to harry and meghan's plans to step back from being senior royals and to split their time between the uk and canada. the queen admitted she "would have preferred" the couple to stay on as full—time working royals but was "entirely supportive" of their plans. during the day, william and harry denied the latest reports about the breakdown of their relationship. we'll have the latest from sandringham. we will have more details from the queen at‘s statement as she has asked for a final decision is in the coming days. we'll have more from sandringham and we'll be looking at the potential changes ahead for the royal family. also tonight... boris johnson visits stormont to meet members of the newly—restored northern ireland assembly after three years of political deadlock there.