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jane: this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, and jane o'brien. eyhaotic fallout from the iowa caucus. preliminary results show pete lettigieg in thue. oesident trump is set to give his annual statef the union. vhe will speak at ty chamber where he was impeached a few we is ago. and itnot officially a pandemic, but the coronavirus has spread fear worldwide. the latest from china just ahead. jane: for all of you watching on pbs and around the globe, welcome to "world news america." partial results have been released from the iowa caucus. had things gone according to plan, last night's proceedings ould have when noted the democratic field. but technicald glitches dela the count. speaking earlier, the chair of
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the iowa democratic partynd insisted thelying data is secure, but that has failed to ease concerns aboujusthat went wrong. >> i hereby call this caucus to order. jane: border was the plan, chaos an already complicated process rendered unworkable because of a dodgy app. mr. buttigieg: by all indications we are going to new hampshire victorious. sen. klobuchar: we did incredibly well. we won a bunch of precinct and delegates in places we do not expect to win. we are feeling good. will not say what the numbers are because no one is quite sure. mr.el biden: we ood about where we are. sen. warren: tonight showed that are captured victories to fit hard for t changes americans are demanding. sen. sanders: at some point the results will be announced.
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announced, i have a good feeling we're going to be doing very, very well in iowa. jane: iowaqu has become a tionable use of time and money for candidates who hoped the caucus would give them momentum. for the democratic party.sment >> this is altogether a lot of egg on the face of the iowa democratic party. that said, thiis one night in january. there are 11 months until when democrats are hopefully going to have a candidate that will unseat president trump. jane: and indeed, the only person still smiling is president trump, whose tweets with, "an unmitigated disaster." rynickt is in des moines for us and he joins me now. partial results, not exactly wsatisfactory bt are they telling us? nick: well, we got 6 of the
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results, and they are telling us right now that pete buttigieg, the former mayor of south bend, indiana, the youngest candidate in the race, the man hoping to become the first openly gay president of the united states, he is leading at the moment with 26.9%. in second place with 25.1% is bernie sanders,f course, the race, candidate in the years old. he is in second place. third is elizabeth warren, 18%. in very disappointing fourth place right now ierjoe biden, foice president. he has got 15.6. joe biden has made electability so essential to his campaign, making thease that he is best able to beat donaldmp tn the election in november. but he seems to have performed
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very poorly according to this first swath of a figures, the 60% released already. jane what impact is this going s thave on the race candidates head into new hampshire? most of them are already there. nick: yeah,hey are already ere. you think that pete buttigieg will get a big bump out of this, not as big as if it had been definitive the we will wait to see what the renolt is. we hav been given any clarity from the iowa democratic party about when we lll get the fi results, and it brings to mind what happened in the republican iowa caucus in 2012. it's two weeks until we found out that senator rick santorum of pennsylvania hadon. we thought on the night it was mitt romney. wl wait to see what the final result is, and that will give us a sense of ew it affects race. one thing is pretty clear here,
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that joe biden has had a very hard time. he will argue that iowa was never finally, tt fourth whitlace in the country. he says that in south carolina, he is very popular amongst black voters and he will do much better. but iowa has a habit of spotting candidates who are underperforming, ae if you saw biden's stump speech in iowa over the past weeks, many people have been shocked by the incomplete thoughts, the stumbling whether he delivers it, the lack of energy. there are some people who are thinking that the former vice prident may have done it bad, but it is one contest and many more are to come. jane:, indee a long way to go before november. nick bryant, thank you for joining me. the chaos in iowa comes as the present prepares to deliver his state of the union. he will be addressing the same
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lawmakers who impeachelast year, and ahead of tomorrow's vote in the senate which is mary anne marsh is a democratic political analyst in boston and ined me earlier. what do you think the atmosphere is going to be like in that rcham? mary anne: as you know, tomorrow is the vote on whether donald trump should be removed from office after having been weeks ago. house sever it is all but certain that he will be acquitted. however, it is hard to imagine that donald trump will be able to reist the temptations bef him, where he has has members on one side,epublicans cheering him on republican senators who have defended him in the senatea and will vote uit him tomorrow and on the other side he has democratic members in the house and senate. house impeached, he senators from most will vote to remove him tomorrow. and right behind him will be nancy pelosi breathing down his atneck literally and figely.
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well he should take the opportunity to set up his agenda and talked about his accomplishments -- and told he will talk about the economy and terrorism and the like -- and iset up his electiohink it will be all but impossible for him not to appeal to his base. as much as it will be a list of accomplishments, it will be a st of grievances, to more than anything else did thisse -keep his face fired up. jane: under the circumstances, la you think was right to invite him in the first? nancy pelosi did not have to do that. mary anne: she did not. historically in recent history we have always had the president come into the house chamber and deliver the state of the union, without also includes deliver it -- but that also includes delivering it in writing. when the government was shut down she postponed it and rescheduledt,nd there was some believe it might happen based on the timing of this
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vote. but at least in many respects she must've decided it was better to have the vote berere the vote tve him then afterwards. then i think it would happen more like -- have beenore rally in the house well then a state of the union speech. i think it was better call. jane: he will be capitalizing on the chaos in iowa. as you pointed out, he will likely beed acquif impeachment tomorrow. and his approval ratings are at an all-time high today. other democrats going to have to change their strategy if they want to defeat him in noveer? nk itanne: well, i t depend we will have to see who the nominee is going to be. but donald trump is oftentimes his own worst enemy. that is why he was impeached h n thse and why he is facing removal in the senate tomorrow. it is hard to imagine that donald trump is going to change at this point. he was emboldened afterr the muel report to make a call to
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ukraine that got him in the situation. for eryone of the republican senators who think he learned a lesson from this come thatos impossible believe as well. the democrats have a tough fight on their hands, no question about it, but donald trump also knows that he is in a tough there is little room for either party to win this race, but if the election is on the up and up, democrats should be able to win the house, theth senate, and white house. not only in iowa, but the whole ukraineis mattell about election security, and all about inviting foreign interference into our election, and that should be the biggest concern for everybody between now and november. jane: mary anne marsh, thank you very much indeed for joining me. and look at the day's other news. iran has sentenced a man to death for trying to pass information about iran's nuclear program to the americans. spesman for iran's judiciary said the man was a cia spy w received high wages.
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two charity wcokers were also icted of spying and sentenced to 10 years in prison and another five acting against national security. aou in south africa has issued an arrest warrant for former president jacob zuma. he was due at a pretrial hearinl over a melted n-dollar arms deal in the 1990's. the judge questioned the validity of sick notes presented mr his lawyers. zuma denied wrongdoing could the brother of the manchester arena bomber has gone on trial in london. he is charged with 22 coun of murder, attended murder, and conspiracy to cause elosions. he detonated a bomb at the entrance of the arena at the end of an ariana grande concert in 2017. the world health organization insists the global spread of the coronavirus is not a pandemic at the moment. some 479 79 deaths have been
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activated to the disease and 20,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide. air travel has been disrupted, and more countries are suggesting the citizens leave china, where the outbrk began. that includes the u.k. correspondentna hn sudworth. john: in wuhan, they have turned the stadium into the hospital, state media using images like these to reinforce the message -- china is getting things under control. but the deserted airports and canceled flights show it' ss clr thms to be winning. now the u.k., along with germany, france, and new zealand are advising those who can to leave. it has prompted se to try to bring their flights forward. >> the british government advice has not really been that helpful because you caot just take a flight out if the flights are not there. yes.
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john: how aboutou? did it add to your sense of worry en you hear governments telling peopleo get out if you can? >> yeah, ltle bit. the biggest wthry was always the city would get locked down because we were in the second-worst province. there had been cities in the province that have been quarantined and once you are quarantined, you are stuck. john: this is more than 500 miles from wuhan. residents kept indoors, trspor shut down. these are driving fears that the virus may not be contained. the advice to 30,000 britons in china to extraordinary.port is the world's second-largest econom deeply integrated into global supply chains, essentially deemed too risky. ibus not easy for all brits
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to leave. thist little baby does not ye have a passport. >> this seems to be the news fo the elderly ane young are the most vulnerable to virus. we are anxious about that. john: and his wife is a chinese national witho a valid visa. u.k. government has announced that shouldn't maer. china is fighting on, but with so much still unknown about this virus, the international community is not taking any chances. john sudworth, bbc news, beijing. jane: you a watching "bbc world news america." stl to come on tonight's program, the children caught up in the fight against islamic state, and why some kids from indonesia can't go home. jane: in ju 15 years in the
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u.k., drivers will no longer be able to buy a new petrol, diesel, or hybrid car. that is a new target being sent by the british government in what many see as an ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis. the announcement came at the launch for the annual u.n. imate summit to be held in glasgow in november. here is science edin.r david shuk david: around the wor, more and more drivers are going electric. some countries faster than others. norway wants a total switchoexr in thefive years. the government is planning for the u.k. to do that by 2035. terrance hall, a driving oninstructor an electric car, but worries about keeping it going. >> it is very hard to find somewhere to charge a vicle. you have got to park on the side of t street, which is not the best ideal for s eeone who has ctric car. david: installing enough
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charging points is a big challenge, and someone has to pay for them. and then there is improving the cables that supply the charges, new tunnels beneath london ju the beginning. cost is definitely an issue. >> according to our research, drivers always say up front costs for electric vehicles is one of the main barriers to going electric. we have been consistently t sayg thy need to provide clear incentives to drivers to do so. david: turning our back on tro pollution f petrol and diesel engines is part of the ntgover's plans to tackle climate change, and every green initiative by the uk's now in the international spotlight. that is because a major united nations summit on climate change will be held in glasgow later this year. >> the future is electric. david:vi so there is on of a green future, but also uncertainty about how we will t there. david shukman, bbc news.
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against the islamie groupattle was unique in many ways,tyrom the ferof the fighting to the cruel methods of their forces. what also set them apart was the fact that they often brought entire families with them into areas of cflict. that included a large number of children from indonesia. our correspondent and in somerville and cameramen have traveled to northeastern syria to meet some of them. quentin the detention camps of the islamic stat group: are not just a stain on syria, they are a black mark on the conscience of the world. in this desert of good and evil, they' all the guilty -- there few countries have bothered to sift and separate what i.s. left behind. sins of her father.r the
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along with her grandmother, he brought the family here in 2015. there is one person that is responsible for bringing you all e way here, for taking you out of school, from stopping you becoming a doctor. it is her father-- your father. can you forgive your father? >> he's human being, you know? every human being can make ake. but he has already apolozed to me for what he did. he apologized to me and try to make everything better. but he can't do anything because he is in prison. >> is the craziest thing in my life, and i bring all my family. quentin:ow in prison, her father says he is full ofgr
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. >> in the beginning, everything is ok. quentin: you must'os seen the vihe islamic state put out. they were videos not just ofse a para and a great place to muslim, bwere they were videos of beheadings, enslavement, terrible cruelty. you would have known when you ft indonesia that this was no ordinary country you are moving to. >> yeah, we know that. maybe you made a mistake in your life. everybody make a mistake in their life. this is the biggest mistake in my life. quentin:e syria was never a s place to lock up dangerous me n. among these hard-core i.s. supporters,ck children are in in prison uniforms too big for them. ,000 kids from 80 countries
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clinger on betrayed by their parents antheir governmen t don't se care, either. it is the orphans have truly been abandoned by humity. here, w met farouk, yusuf, and naser. >> rocket attacks happened. iran away and didn' s that i -- i ran away and didn't see anyone from my family. >> the aircraft bombed, and everyone went missing. quentin: what happened to your brothers and sisters and to your mom and dad? >> they were killed. quentin: when you leave here, what -- where do you want to go, what do you want to do? >> where will i go?
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i will stay here. quentin: these children are yet there are no plans to return them to indonesia. what do you say to people in indonesia? you want to go home? >> yeah. we are thankful if there i people who want to -- quentin: forgive you? >> yea and for receiving us back. and we just hope we can get our family here and return to our country. jane: as quentin's report makes clear, the impact of islamic state is far-reaching, and one family in particular is trying
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to help those who survive the atrocities. the yazidi girls choir was created inhe displaced amps in northern iraq. it was brougch together by a ity to help those living in the camps overcome psychological trauma. reporter: if you pass them in the streets, you really wouldn't give them a second thought. a group of cheerful, rather glamorous young women doing sightseeing. when you don't see are the harbors they endured. --what you don't see are the horrors they endured. >> t i was nine years old at time when isis attacked sinjar. i don't know anything about where my father and mother are, nor my brother or his five children. reporter: the wire was formed a couple months ago. the women are yazidis, aty
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religious mino that suffered appalling persecution. they have their own stories of kidnapped, tortu and rape at the hands of isis. it is almost impossible to mprehend what some of these women have gone through. this musical project will attempt to save a culture. >> when isis attacked sinjar, they kidnapped me and my brother and my sister. >> i am a yazidi survivor. i was 14 years old when isis attacked our home. >>hen isis attacked, they kidnapped me and my family. isis soldiers came and shows
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some girls and took them away. then they saw me, one of them who was from turkey. and this is the world they grew up in, the small yazidi community. their musical traditions go back thousands of years. nothing is written down. there are just 16 oanicial musicis left. one reason they are heres to deposit a record of this endangered musical culture before it is too late. >> the yazidi people have been through terrible time. people who are allowed to perform the music. this is about recording and eserving the music around the year and two were cold a whole year-- to record a whole year's music. reporter: more than anything, the choir is a way of trying to cope with experiences no one should face. >> is a really good thing i enjoy and i feel good when i
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play music with girls. really it inds and a good thing for us, thank you. jane: before we go, a reminder of our top story. preliminary results ouof the chaotic iowa caucuses show mayor pete buttigieg with a slim lead. all candidates are heading to the primary ipsnew hre. you can find more on that story and all the day's news on her website, and do check us out on twitter at any time. i'm jane o'brien. thanks for watching "bbc world news america." narrator: funding for this presentatn is made possible by... babbelnline program designed by language specialists
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