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woman: this is "bbc world news." is made possible by... the freeman foundation; by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs; and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. i am married and machinery. kenneth starr, who investigated
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bill clinton before his impeachment joins the team defending the current president, as donald trump the proceedingagainst him. we have a good one now, even though they are trying to impeach the son of a -- can you believe it? >> anti-american chanting as the supreme leader discusses the shooting down of an airlines plane. and an entire city become carbon neutral in 10 yrs? we vis the scottish city of glasgow in its efforts to go green eve and making history. the sc become the fastest trio to row 3000 miles across the atlantic. hello and welcome to world news today. president trump has announced
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his legaam for next week's impeachment trial. it will include the former independent counsel ken starr, who led the investigation which led to bill clinton's impeachment 20 years ago. alan dershowitz will also be on m.e t he previously defended several high-profile clients including o.j. simps and jeffrey epstein. hie defense will be led by house counsel patrick maloney and donald trump's private attorney jay sekulow. coouespondent has more on the significance of ken starr's appointment. >> he had been an appeals court judge, then solicitor general, but most people know him because he was the independentel in that white water investigation into bill clinton. rit was hort, the starr report, particularly his finding, that bill clinton had lied under oath about the nature of his relationship with monica lewinsky that ultimately led to his impeachment. since then, he has been something of a work -- darling
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of the right. he has been a commentator of what we know to be donald trump's new channel of choice, and contributor foile.anelist >> the president himself spent the afternoon hosting a reception for college footballers where he joked abo t his impendinal. >> if you would like, we will take whoever wants to co to the white office, behind the resolute desk. it's been there a long time. some good, some not so good. but you have a good one now. even though they are trying to impeach the son of the -- tcan you believem? [laughter] the greatest economy we have ever had. the greatest military. iwe rebui we took outst those terro like your football team would have. right? >> for more on how next week's o trial is expecteday out, i've been speaking to professor
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scott lan expert on american studies in the u.k. >> when the senate comes back on yesterday, taken the oath on the constitution to be impartial jurors, we know mitch mcconnell says he doesn't want to be impartial, that he will sign with the white house. e specific issue that comes up almost immediate is whether documents at this trial. mcconnell is doing his utmost to ensure no one is heard, there is no new evidence, but if four of 53 republicans defy mcconnell, that would produce a majority that would w insisnesses have to be heard, including former national secy advisor john abolton, that would both add to the drama of the trial, and change the political nature of it. >> how likely is it that we will see witnesses allowed in this? >> we don't know. it really comes d the group of senors who expressed concern, including
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mitt romney, the 2012 republican nominee, they have included lamar alexander, lisa murkowski of alaska, do they turn that concern into saying yes, you have a proper trial, we must have witnesses. i don't think even until that vote is being held we will not know which waysenators will go. >> you talk about theh o of impartiality being taken by senators. how es that work with senators saying we are going to vote along party lines? along party lines.ot voted the house has voted that this is where we stand on impeachment. but most senators have said i have been an impartial juror. the keyenator who says he wil not be impartial, in oth inwords, the oath means no is mcconnell. he said he saw his job to be working alongside the white hous to make sure donald trump
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was not convicted, and was done as quickly as possible. rather than the coniritutional reents of the case, it is mcconnell's politics at the forefront of where we go next. >> what can they do th in the face of such blatant admission? >> it comes down to the republican the rules of this trial are not setth lik hard and fast rules we would have any criminal court that we are used to. it is the senators who get to make it up for this particular case. although they are supsed to be guided by constitutional the republicans actually come out and say, mitch mcconnell, is not the way to do things, he gets to effectively be number one in that trial, if the chief justice jo roberts is the one presiding. >> professor scott las from the sity of birmingham. iran supreme leader has called for unity within the country and
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has launchther fierce attack against u.s. and european nations. leading friday prayers for the first time in a decade, he defended the cntry's armed forces after admitting shooting ne bya passenger p mistak he described the crash as tragic but said it should not overshadow the assassination of the country's most senior >> it is eight years since ayatollah khomeini letter friday prayers, a central message has t changed much. >> the evil u.s. government keeps repeating that we stand beside iranian people. you are lying. even if you are standing beside the iranian people, it is jt so that you can stab them with your poisonous daggers. >> death to t america, deat england, chanted the crowd.
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thousands were bused inca from mosques and given banners to wave. the ayatollah's appearance and these loyalists are meant to project strength at a time of weakness for iran. >> looking down from above, ruthless fixer, his assassination by the united states has wounded a run. >> the accidental shooting down of the ukrainian passenger plane with iranians on board brought more trouble. angry crowds defaced the dead generals posters. in neighbori iraq, iran and america continue thefl battle for nce. when it ran and americaig, often it is in iraq who believes. here in baghdad and across the country, there is a revolt against the government and iranian influence. tehran has spent decades building up enormous power here. that power is now facing unprecedented pressure.
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they have been on these streets since october and calls for the e minister to resign and parliament to agree troll laws. but that's not enough. for many, they ran and america are no longer welcome here. >> [speaking foreign language] >> i send a message to the u.s we wish iraqis will be northern eastern norwest. don't want to be. twe want to be beholdeno iraqis. >> change was already coming in iraq, but the killing ofustom soleimani on iraqi soil means it may come sooner. with enough trouble on theie ow iraqis sing patience with america and iran. >> 57 canadian citizens were among those on board the plane shot down by a run. the canadianrime minister has been giving an update on what his government is doing for the victimfamilies. justin trudeau says he is
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pushing for answers from the iranianso regime and announced an emergency compensation scheme. >> as a first step, the government will give families of the victims who are canadian citizens or permanent residents $25,000 per victim to assist with their immediate needs, such as f travel.rangements and this is a unique and unprecedented situation, because of the international sanctions difficulties that imposes on these families. i want to be clear. we expect iran to compensate these families. theve met they cannot wait weeks. they need suppor now. >> let's take a look at some of the day's other stories making news. ukraine's prime minister is staying in his job despite a recording of him criticizing the president beinnepublished on
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he offered to step down after questioning president zelenskiy's grasp on ecomics. the president said he wanted to give the prime minister a second chance. brazil's culture minister has video in which he appeared to copy a speech by hitler's propagda man joseph goebbels. brazil's president jair bolsonaro lled the comments unfortunate. the french fason designer jean-paul gauthier says his nexi show in pari be his last. he presentis first individual colleion 40 years ago and has been known for pushing boundaries learn the' line between 's and women's clothing. he says his work will go on. suspected jihadists has come to its conclusion with 19
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defendan beingentenced in absentia to at least 25 years in prison. our paris correspondent hugh schofield has been follong the case. >> the important thing to know about this trial is it'a very peculiaros trial becauseof those in the dark were not there, b,ad presumed to be is a trial of the ghosts here in france because of this unusual fact. many of the 19 who went out to the middle east in 2014, 2015 are known toave died because islamic state has passed information back to their atfamilies to say hey have been killed. nonetheless, as far as the french state was concerned, these people had no death certificate, and they would not even be recognized fm the islamitate, so the state treated them as still alive and went ahead with this tri. it is all a bit strange but
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that's the fact. at the end of thisrial,se the 19 were found, indeed, tbe guilty of organizing the trip to the middle east, joining an enemy of the cntry, and were given these long jail terms. there were five others who stayed in france, helped organize the departus and had a lesser role in this, and got shorter terms. the big take away is how weird it is, that the french decided to put on trial people who they know are dead. >>be a nof british cities remaining to go completely carbon neutral by 2030, removing as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they put into it, glasgow, which is hosting a major u.n. climate change summit dinner this year, is one of them. our editor reports fromlasgow in the latest part of our planet matters series. >>anrom the proud history a
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industrial powerhouse, glasgow now want a future that is carbon neutral. no easy task in a city that depends on fossil fuels. its morways encourage commuters to use their cars. the council's first move is with its gritting locks. they run on diesel and are being adapted to use cleaner hydrogen. justne step, says the counselor in charge, anna richardson, of many needed in the next 10 years. >> would need to work as quickly al we can 2-d carbonized the city, as dcities in the world. a 2030 target is challenging but ev achieve that. work to >> do you think we can make it? >>ls which went up by different amounts. >> worry, pani anxiety, whether i will be able to afford it when the bill comes.
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anxiety to the point of illness. >> the scheme was imposed on that blindsided us.extent, >> they are among the thousands in these particular schemes. the housing aociation which runs it told us they are tackling and >> according tchris start, the ua, but climate advisor, it is ews arehat everyone's hear >> there is a huge risk in forcing upon people solutions that have not had a full proof public consensus behind that, behind them. that is the bit that we have not done yet. >> already, more and moregl electricity fogow and the rest of the country ibecoming cleaner. here on the edge of the city there are plans to expand this anwindfarmto fit solar panels. is still a big stro carbon power
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it is hard to see how glasgow or any major city could possibly be carbon neutral ieaittle as 10. but the council says it wants to send the signal that at leasit is trying. this comes at an important time. an international summit on climate change is due to take place here in november, so the world will be watching what the city does. >> stay with us here on bbc world news. still toor come, r amounts of cocaine are being produced in columbia. we he a special report on what driving the drug trade. >> day one of operation desert storm to force t iraqis out of wait has seen the most intense air attacks the second world war. >> tobacco is america's oldest industry and one of its biggest,
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t the industry is nervous of this report. it may tend to want people to stop smoking cigarettes. >> there is not a street unaffected. huge parts were demolished as buildings crh into each other. this woman said she was given no help ando advice by the authorities. she stood outside the ruins of her business. >> tens of tusands of black children isouth africa taken advantage of laws passed by the country's new multiracial government and elyolled formhite schools. >> tonight sees the 9610 performance of a long-running play. thwhen they heard aboueffort today, management considered whether to cancel tonighn's perfor agatha christie would have been ch alast person to want ♪hing. >> this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines. president trumpas h revealed a
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team that will defend him in the senate impeament trial. iranea supremer has defended the military of the accidental shooting down of the ukrainian passenger plane. most of the world's cocaine is produced in south america, in colombia, in fact, and record amounts are being made now. it is one of the reasons it is so readily avaable around the world. now the colombian government says it plans to restart spraying coca leaves from the air in an effort to reduce the amount cultivated in the country. our correspondent michael buchanan traveled to lombia to find that what is behind the surge in production. >> in the middle of the andes, reafter a hour hike, i meet the source of the cocaine te de some of thrmers. how old are you? >> [speaking foreign language] >> [speaking foreign language]
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>> every two months, they harvest a crop of coves. it pays them around 75 pounds a month each. mainly what they do with the aves. a variety of toxins, including ammonia and petrol. the process creates is valuable ste. colo'mbi's indigenous groups are under attack by. criminal gan one of over 50 members of the people killed last year, as fascinated in front of his wife. >> [speaking foreign language] >>olombia is producing more
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cocaine than ever before. a peace deal in 2016 ended the world's longest civil war, but the agreement has allowed narcotraffickers two of the -- expand their production and contl of the cocaine trade. one smugglerolme how easy it is to export the drug. >> [speaking foreign language] >> the smuggler often hides the drug among the vast consignments of bananas that had oversees. he says he sends at least six tons of cocaine to europe annually. ew many of those shients actually would yect to reach europe? >> [speaking foreign language] >> the producers and consumers of cocaine both rely on each mother but raret. so i arrangeoa for the c
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farmers to speak to lewis who we met last night, who occasionally takes the drug. >> you never take cocaine yourselves? >> [speaking foreign lguage] >> you feel a buz sh uplifted, plenty of energy. afterward, you feel terrible. >> [speaking foreign language] >> thanks, guys. >> the farmersth advice, turn list of cocaine. t many more are turning to the drug, creating problems for both colombia and the u.k. michael buchanan, bbc news, colombia. >> you can see more on this
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story on our world, colombia. it is on bbc world news and the bbc channel this weekend on th following times -- at the yourwing times you see screen in the u.k one in seven people are set being there is diverse, a term describing people withonditions such as dyslexia, autism, or adhd. more and more, employers are trying to attract people with the run diversity. >> this can be used to describe most diversities. typically use it for dyspraxia or autism. this will turn your world upside down now try to shake my hand. pleasure to me you. >> a small gesture that tippens all th in the workplace. but what if you are neuro diverse? those with adhd, dyslexia, or on
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the spectrum can sometimes struggle. ey take knowledge some of their work practices and processes were probably stopping narrow people from even plying for jobs, so they did some research and produced a handbook, givi tips on horeto make work nclusive. >> that is why we are doing it. there are brilliant folks out part of this research thatto as wouldn't even consider applying to the likes of us. >> not anywhere operates like universal music. this 13 one-year-old is a marketing consultant who works in a difficult office. >> i am dyslexic. byd's and b's tend to get mixed up. i don't always recognize spelling, punctuation, grammar. when i spoke to my previous language expert, we were able to quickly adjust working environment to meet my needs. >> p forple that can read very
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well but the odd word they get stuck on -- >> support is available from the government and will needed, if employers are to tap into the potential of neuro diverse staff. >> three brothers from edinburgh have set a series of world records at the rowing across the atlantic ocean in just 35 days. the three brothers are the fastest and youngest trio to row across the atlantic,he first team of siblings across any oceans. >> a record-breaking road and a show of sibling courage. >>ou day. >> in fact, at times, conditions were awful. mie brothers overcong seasickness, dehydration, and exhaustion in eir epic row across the atlantic. hebig brothers, was, t s n, they help,ot a hindrance when
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times got tough. >> 35 da and nights at sea. gbodies starting to pretty sore. >> after a month at sea, the end in sight f the trio of hers. not just one recornon the horizo but three. >> it's been absolutely incredible. it's been so surreal, the three of us, 35 days. you are in your own bubble. you are hearing othepeople's voices. when you come across the finish line, bizarre. >> they had no really experienced before training for their adventwe. they have raised tens of thousands of poor charity in whatne of them called the defining experience of his life. >>el what a lthing to do as a family. you can get in touch with me and the team.
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