BBC News October 13, 2018

BBC News October 13, 2018


welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers
in north america and around the globe. my name is duncan golestani. our top stories: missing, feared dead: a source
close to the investigation tells the bbc there is evidence jamal khashoggi was murdered. the american pastor whose detention in turkey
caused a diplomatic rift with washington is released and heading home. we are very honoured to have him back with
us. he suffered greatly, but we are very appreciative
to a lot of people. the cost of hurricane michael — at least
sixteen people killed and more than a million homes without power. and home at last: the nigerian children taken
by vigilantes to fight militants are reunited with their families. hello and welcome to bbc news. the government of saudi arabia is facing growing
isolation because of the disappearance and alleged murder of the journalist, jamal khashoggi. the french president, emmanuel macron, is
the latest international leader to say that he’s concerned. turkish sources have confirmed they have evidence
mr khashoggi was murdered by a security team inside the saudi consulate in istanbul. saudi arabia denies any involvement. mr khashoggi, a critic of the saudi government,
has not been seen since he entered the building on the second of october. bill hayton reports. jamal khashoggi walked through this door ten
days ago and was never seen again. leaks to localjournalists suggest turkish
police have documented evidence that mr khashoggi was interrogated, tortured, and murdered within
these walls. translation: government officials say they
are going to publish the evidence soon. police have all the evidence except for one
thing. where is the body? that is what they are investigating. senior saudi officials have denied the allegations,
but events in the consulate and a nearby diplomatic residence have caused an international crisis. it’s emerged that an advisor to the saudi
king visited turkey on thursday and the fact that khashoggi was an american resident has
also put the us government in a difficult position. we have communicated with the saudi ambassador
to the united states. it’s my understanding that he is on his way
back to saudi arabia. we have said to him that we expect information upon his return
to the united states. when and if we have additional information
to bring you we will bring it you right away. donald trump has said he will not cancel a
$110 billion arms deal with saudi arabia despite the allegations. there are also concerns about the overall direction of politics in
the country under its new leadership. a lot of people in the us government have
said we need mohammed bin salman to succeed. we need the crown prince to be successful,
because he needs to be the agent of change in saudi arabia. i think a lot of those people are wondering
whether mohammed bin salman can be that agent of change. saudi arabia remains an important partner
for western governments. many are expected to attend a big investment
summit there next month. however, several media organisations and business
leaders have already pulled out. and more may yet follow, depending on the news from
istanbul. earlier i spoke to safa al ahmad, a journalist
and film maker from saudi arabia. i asked her how damaging this is for the country’s
reputation. i think it can be very damaging. the potential of a significant act like this
inside the saudi consulate is quite frightening for a lot of people. this is the potential to be damaging. whether it will or not i’m not sure. 0ur reporterjust mentioned that some big—name
individuals are now pulling out of this high—profile investment conference in saudi arabia later
this month. do you think that is something that the saudi
rulers will feel acutely, that they will be embarrassed by? i think this kind of behaviour is embarrassing
to them, should concern them, should concern the long—term viability of the economic
reforms. but the real test is whether these companies
maintain this kind of boycott against them. and we know that these things are short lived
when it comes to saudi arabia, with much bigger issues than one individual. so i want to wait and see how committed they
would be to this in a few months when people stop talking about this case. that is it, isn’t it? that it is fair to say
that saudi arabia can put up with a fair amount of international condemnation. they have done over the decades. what you think it would take, though, to really
feel the pressure piling on? i guess it would have to be someone from washington. from washington, from the uk. the real test
of this is will they be held accountable legally within the international community? i mention this a lot. it is like the war on yemen, where they have
had a track record of human rights violations, and nothing really has materialised, even
when the un had come out with several reports condemning the human rights violations on
the ground by the saudi coalition, specifically the saudis and uae. so to me the real test is whether there will be real sanctions against
saudi arabia. if this is proven true, right? we are still in the face of jamal khashoggi’s
family tried to work out what exactly happened to him. and so i think more should be done
on this story to kind of figure out who was behind it, who was responsible for ordering
it, if all this is true. at this point, the turkish government have
vested interest in what the narrative is about jamal‘s disappearance, the saudis do and
so do the americans. we’re between different elements of different
countries wanting to pursue a specific narrative about his disappearance. i’ll be careful about all sides at this point. it is worth repeating that saudi arabia says
that they’ve had no involvement and that jamal khashoggi did leave the embassy. absolutely. and the turks have a terrible
track record when it comes to their own journalists. what is it, do you think, that is different
about jamal khashoggi to all the other allegations of human rights abuses? you mentioned
yemen and also other allegations of forced removals. from saudi arabia itself for the last several
years. the uniqueness and brazenness of such an act
if it the consulate is what is astounding about this one. and also jamal khashoggi has
been well—known to otherjournalists and think tanks in the community here in washington,
dc. it always helps if you have a personal connection to the case, i think. but why is there a specific traction on this
one versus others? i think everyone is trying to work out how
to get such traction of the yemeni case. but nevertheless i thinkjamal khashoggi’s
family deserves answers. we’ll deserve answers to this. the ramifications of this behaviour are quite
dire. an inquest has found that the westminster attacker khalid masood was lawfully killed
after murdering four pedestrians and a police officer in march last year. the metropolitan police has again apologised
for failing to prevent the murder of pc keith palmer who was stabbed by masood within the
grounds of the palace of westminster. his colleague pc nick carlisle who was standing
next to pc palmer has told the bbc how he tried to save his friend. from the old bailey, daniel sandford reports. the second phase of last year’s westminster
attack began when a 4×4 smashed into the fence around parliament and the driver, khalid masood,
ran through the main gates of the house of commons. he was clearly coming into parliament, and
i believe he was coming in with intentions, the sole intention to kill police officers. pc nick carlisle was guarding the gates with
pc keith palmer. he saw khalid masood knock his colleague to the ground. he’d known keith palmerfor ten years, and
suddenly masood was stabbing his friend with two large knives. action clearly needed to
be taken, i had already started running forward, his right hand side was to me, i had lined
him up and i was going to strike him with a shoulder barge, and rugby tackle to his right side and put
him to the floor. but when i was almost upon him, he seen me
come in, and he turned to face me, knives up, and i had to veer away to the side. pc palmer escaped, and both officers ran towards
parliament, pursued by khalid masood. and already in sight, coming up the cobbles, were
two close protection officers with their handguns drawn. there was a warning, there was a volley of
shots and they put him to the ground, they shot him. the pistol shots echoed around westminster. gunfire. this was the momentjust after the
officers opened fire, pc carlisle can be seen just to their left, but then he stepped forward
again, to deal with khalid masood. to prevent him getting back into the fight, i got forward
and handcuffed him in the rear, making sure if he had a detonator that it couldn’t be
used. so you handcuffed him, even though you were
worried that he might be wearing a suicide vest. yeah, to take him out of the fight. the inquest jury found today that khalid masood
was lawfully killed. and the chief coroner said the then acting commissioner of the metropolitan
police, sir craig mackey, who saw the attack and was driven out of the gates seconds afterwards,
had acted properly. his force dismissed recent criticism of him. there is nothing that craig could have done
to have stopped masood or to have saved pc palmer or any others from being injured. craig was in a car, accompanied by two civilian
staff members. neither he nor the two civilian staff had
any protective equipment with them. pc carlisle, seen here bottom left, went on
to help in the effort to save his injured colleague, but pc palmer died, protecting
parliament. a us pastor released from jail by a turkish
court has left the country and is on his way back to the united states. there was chaos at the airport in izmir when
andrew brunson arrived to board a military plane. he was sentenced to three years in jail in
a case that badly strained ties between the us and turkey. he was arrested over alleged
links to political groups, including the banned gulenist movement, after a failed coup attempt
in 2016. but a court released him because of the time
he’d already been detained. let hear from our washington correspondent
chris buchler. ultimately, he was that of these charges relating
to espionage and also aiding what turkey described as terrorist groups but at the same time,
they also said he could be immediately be freed. as you can imagine, it was a huge relief to
him and his wife. she hugged him and he himself said “i am an
innocent man, i lovejesus, i love turkey,” and they were allowed to return home to get
their belongings and make their way to the airport after a long time spent either in jail or under house arrest. there was also a political dimension to this
as well — america has been putting huge pressure on turkey to try to get his release
so ultimately, this is something of a victory for president trump. there have been some reports in the us media
that as part of those attempts to get him released that a secret deal may have been
done to try to encourage the turkish authorities to let him travel back to america, but that
has been denied by president trump who insists there was no secret deal. nonetheless, he is going to welcome him to
the white house. we understand he might be there as $0011 we
understand he might be there as 50011 as we understand he might be there as soon as saturday. you call it a win for president trump, i guess
this plays very well with evangelical christians in the united states? yeah. in terms of looking towards the mid—term
elections, of course it has a huge impact, particularly on evangelical christians, encouraging
them to go and support president trump. this has been a very high profile case, with president
trump and vice president mike prance talking about
at length. there is also the question of what it means
for diplomatic relationships between ankara and washington, which have been strained by
both this case and the number of others. you could argue does open a line of communications,
to potentially improve those relationships, although the ties between russia, turkey and
iran comput about, and the white house’s statement today made it very clear that there are other
americans apart from brunson who are being held in turkey and they are focusing on getting
them release as well. let’s get some of the day’s other news: seven
palestinians have been killed by israeli troops in the latest protests on the border with
israel — according to gaza authorities. the israeli military said demonstrators were
shot dead after blowing a hole in the security fence and trying to attack an israeli border
post. the protests involve around 1000 palestinians
and have prompted the israeli defence minister to halt fuel deliveries to gaza. at least
a0 people have been killed by landslides and flooding caused by torrential rain in eastern uganda on thursday. several hundred people are still unaccounted
for. the government says rescue teams have been
dispatched to the area, near the kenyan border. a landslide in the same disaster prone region,
killed more than 300 people in 2010. eurostar rail services could be suspended
if a brexit deal with the eu can not be reached — according to the latest government papers
released. they also reveal subscribers to netflix, spotify
and other online entertainment platforms may not be able to access services abroad. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: let
them eat…jewellery? famous items once worn by marie antoinette
are due to go under the hammer. parts of san francisco least affected by the
earthquake are returning to life. but in the marina area, where most of the
damage was done, they’re more conscious than ever of how much has been destroyed. in the 19 years since he was last here, he’s
gone from being a little—known revolutionary to an experienced and successful diplomatic
operator. it was a 20lb bomb which exploded on the fifth
floor of the grand hotel, ripping a hole in the front of the building. this government will not weaken. democracy will prevail. it fills me with humility and gratitude to
know that i have been chosen as the recipient of this foremost of earthly honours. this
catholic nation held its breath for the men they call the 33. and then… bells toll bells
tolled nationwide to announce the first rescue, and chile let out an almighty roar. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: the bbc‘s been told
by a source close to the investigation into the disappearance of jamal khashoggi that
turkey has evidence that the saudi journalist was killed. an american pastor whose detention in turkey
caused a diplomatic rift with washington has been released from custody and is on his way
home. rescue workers are still searching through
debris for people who may have been trapped or killed when hurricane michael tore into
the south—eastern united states on wednesday. 16 people are now known to have been killed
by the storm — in florida, virginia, georgia and north carolina. michael is now moving away from the us mainland,
and has been downgraded to a post—tropical cyclone. rajini vaidya nathan reports. this is home now, after michael came and left. the hurricane destroyed thousands of homes,
including where four—year—old armani lives. my clothes are in there. in the dresser. but they’re all messed up. many parts of florida’s panhandle lie in ruin.
these pictures show the impact before and after in mexico beach, where the hurricane’s
been described as the mother of all bombs. what we’re standing in right now is what katrina
did to new orleans, especially the lower ninth ward. more than 1 million homes across the
region were left without power. thousands of people were forced to seek temporary
shelter. and authorities say the clean—up could go on for months. it takes time to put these things back together
and help communities strive for a new normal. but we are doing everything we possibly can
to move as quick as we can. and that includes reaching residents who’ve been left stranded. in this rescue
operation people were airlifted to safety from panama city beach. the force of hurricane michael was felt well
beyond florida. these images show the damage left in georgia
and alabama. and further north, in virginia, floods caused by the storms have claimed five
lives and left residents in shock. some of the people who live back here are
devastated. that is where their home is. this was one of the worst storms in american
history. as rescue efforts continue, the full impact
of hurricane michael is still unknown. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news. more than 800 children recruited by a militia
group in northeast nigeria have been released and returned home. the measure was agreed to last year by the
civilian joint task force — also known as the cjtf — a vigilante group set up in borno
state to combat boko haram jihadists. the un says many more children remained in
the ranks of other armed groups, in both combat and support roles. eliza philippidis reports. home, finally reunited with his mother and
siblings. this teenager was released by the militia
group cjtp after spending two years working as their lookout, defending their community
from boca rome. he is now 17. translation: there is no security in oui’
translation: there is no security in our committee. —— boko haram. i decide tojoin the our committee. —— boko haram. i decide to join the cjtp. they only had two
security guards and are joined to make it three. if a seat i will tell the cjtf to come and
get them. — cjtf. | will tell the cjtf to come and
get them. — cjtf. iworkers as will tell the cjtf to
come and get them. — cjtf. i workers as an informant. since 2017, boko haram has been technically defeated, but that was
20 months after the kidnap of the 270 chibok schoolgirls. but attacks continued in the north—east
of the country, so the cjtf kept in missing children to fight against them. the release children are among 1000 voice
in 295 girls identified as being associated with the agility group in the city. —— cjtf. as being associated with the
agility group in the city. — cjtf. 833 of those children have been determined
to be directly associated with the cjtf. in the south, with its partners, will provide
the appropriate age and gender specific community integration support for children who associated
with the cjtf. unicef says many of the children working the rest of the militia under years
old. a ceremony to to celebrate their homecoming is taking
place. —— under15 to to celebrate their homecoming
is taking place. —— under 15 years old. seeing their children come home has brought
some hope to communities that have been living in despair for yea rs. the story of how one
british record label established jamaican reggae in britain and influenced some of the
biggest names in punk and pop, will be premiered tonight. rudeboy: the story of trojan records marks
the 50th anniversary by retracing the label’s role in breaking cultural barriers with artists
likejimmy cliff and desmond dekker. colleen harris reports. music: israelites – desmond dekker & the aces.
the steady sound of jamaican reggae. introduced to britain by trojan records, the label secured
dozens of hit songs. rudeboy: the story of trojan records, directed
by nick jack davis, retraces the label’s influence on the uk council estates, inspiring a new
generation of british youths. you couldn’t go to white clubs, simple. so, natural thing, you make your own fun. bringing the story to the contemporary world
and showing why it is important, and it is important because music and fashion with it
can make massive change. for all of us, it was like, let’s make a positive
story about immigration, and that was the heart of it. and then music and getting to
the stories, which are brilliant. new migrants from the caribbean brought their
music with them but there was a struggle to get it played so the importance of djs and
their sound systems was crucial. we met a lot of resistance in the mainstream
of our reggae music. none of the clubs in england and london would
allow us to come and play reggae music. so, people would clear out their house, and
we would go into the house and string up into a room, and then we would have a party. most of our parties are a multiracial thing. known as the motown of reggae, trojan records has left a musical and cultural
legacy. these were children of the windrush, influencing generations of musicians, like
the clash, culture club and madness, with the sounds that they produced. trojan’s hits appealed to the white working—class
skin heads, the fashion kind, not the fascist kind, that helped catapult the music into
the charts. while the politicians were playing on the
fears of the old folk, it was trojan’s catalogue that united the youth. black and white, on the dancefloors, the playground,
and on the streets. so, it was really music as a kind of tool
for social change. trojan records folded in 1975, but, its legacy
in british culture lives on. let’s head to new york, now, and a display ofjewellery that once belonged
to one of the most famous women in history. the items were worn by marie antoinette, former
queen of france, who some like to believe uttered the famous words “let them eat cake.”
the jewellery will go on sale next month in geneva — as the bbc‘s tim allman reports. for many, she is the ultimate symbol of opulence,
decadence and self—indulgence. marie antoinette, queen consort of france,
casualty of the revolution, victim of the guillotine. more than 200 years later, some
of her jewellery is going up for sale. these are items that have a unique place in
history. this collection has been in the family since
she owned them. so there are records of her wrapping the jewels the night before he went to prison,
her last night of freedom was spent caring for these jewels and sending them back to
first i think belgian and then austria, where she was from. the collection includes brooches, earings
and necklaces, also a monogrammed ring, here on the left, that contains a lock of her hair. i think she probably was one of the original
— you know, the original it girl. in terms of her style and her relationship
with fashion and jewellery, i think that still holds a lot of allure. the entire collection is estimated to fetch
anything up to $3 million. you could certainly buy a lot of cake with
that. proof that this is a woman who continues to
fascinate and entice, centuries after her death. stay with us here on bbc news. hello there. friday was a windy day across the country,
thanks to the influence of storm callum, that’s bringing notjust the strong winds but also
heavy rain around too. this was the picture taken by one of our weather
watchers in salcombe earlier in the day. this is storm callum pushing into the north—west
of the uk, but we have this trailing weather front, which will be the main trouble maker
in the next 24—48 hours. this is going to be bringing more heavy rain
across parts of south wales. some areas have seen 100 millimetres already. we could see 160 millimetres over the hills
by the end of saturday, causing significant problems with flooding and travel disruption
too. elsewhere, it is going to be a very mild night. those temperatures at about 17 or 18 degrees
in the south and east, a little bit cooler and fresher further north—west. heading through saturday then, we have got
all this rain which is going to be ploughing in across parts of south—west england and wales too. those totals mounting up. it is notjust the rain but the strong winds
too. quite widely 40—50 mile wind gusts. towards the east, things are dry and very
mild. there is that heavy rain in southern scotland
and england, but northern ireland and north—west scotland should stay largely dry, i think,
through the course of the morning. through the morning, the rain pushing across
northern ireland at times too. in south—east england, it will stay mostly
dry. that wind will bring warmer temperatures, 25 degrees in some spots. we are breaking records of this time in october. moving through saturday evening, given all
the rain in the north and west, it will ease for a time. heading through sunday, eventually this front
pushes further east. by the early hours of sunday, we see that rain arriving in the south—east
of england. still very mild here, but things turn cooler
and fresher from the north—west. during the day on sunday then, we have this
frontal system across the uk. it’s pushing away towards the east. so an improved day for western parts of the
uk, particularly for northern ireland, for instance. we should lose the rain fairly quickly. the sunshine reappears for western parts of
scotland, wales, and england. in the east though, a different feeling day, much cooler
than saturday, with outbreaks of rain. but at least the winds won’t be as strong. some of us are about 10 degrees cooler on
sunday compared to saturday. looking ahead into next week, after all the
wind and the rain, things are looking quite for monday and tuesday. but much cooler than they have been over the
past few days. bye— bye.

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