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Tonight at Ten, Oxfam
is told it could lose taxpayer
funding, following the scandal
involving aid workers
The International Development
Secretary says the charity lied
about the full details
of what went on in Haiti,
seven years ago.
If the moral leadership at the top
of the organisation isn't there,
then we cannot have
you as a partner.
And tonight there are
reports other charities
have investigated staff over sexual
Also on the programme.
President Putin orders
a special investigation,
into the crash of a Russian
airliner, killing all
71 people on board.
Selling its Brexit plans,
the government is to clarify
the future relationship it wants
to see between the UK and EU.
The fate of South
Africa's President Zuma,
mired in corruption scandals,
could be decided tomorrow.
We have a special report.
And Scotland get their Six Nations
hopes back on track,
with victory over
France, at Murrayfield.
The government has warned it
will cut funding to Oxfam
if it cannot fully explain
its handling of reports of sexual
misconduct by aid workers in Haiti.
The International Development
Secretary, Penny Mordant,
accused the charity of a failure
of "moral leadership," and of having
lied to her department.
Oxfam, which received
£32 million from the government
in the last financial year,
has announced new measures,
for the prevention and handling
of sexual misconduct cases.
Our correspondent Angus
Crawford has the details.
First Haiti, now Chad, one
of the poorest countries on earth.
New allegations that Oxfam workers
paid local women for sex.
The charity says it is shocked
and dismayed but can't
confirm the reports.
The head of the mission at the time,
Roland van Hauwermeiren,
was the same man who,
five years later in Haiti, resigned
after admitting using prostitutes.
Four others were sacked.
As the scandal grows,
the International Development
Secretary, Penny Mordaunt,
has sent a strong warning
to all British charities
receiving public money -
they will lose the cash
if they can't show a robust
approach to safeguarding.
I am very clear, it doesn't matter
whether you have a whistle-blowing
hotline, it does not matter
if you have got good
safeguarding practices in place,
if the moral leadership at the top
of the organisation is not there,
we cannot have you as a partner.
She said Oxfam didn't
give her department the full facts
about what happened in Haiti.
It's about, was there any harm done?
Was there any involvement of
the beneficiaries of aid involved?
Was there any impact on them?
And they told us categorically no.
And they also told us...
That was a lie, wasn't it?
They also told us...
That was a lie, wasn't it?
At a meeting tomorrow,
the charity will be given one last
chance or be stripped
of its taxpayer funding.
BBC News asked Oxfam
for an interview.
The request was refused.
But in a statement, its trustees
announced a series of reforms
to strengthen the vetting
and recruitment of staff,
set up an external whistle-blowing
helpline, and bring in mandatory
for new employees.
There have been more revelations
about other charities, too.
Reports that Christian Aid,
Save the Children and the British
Red Cross have all investigated
staff over sexual
Some who know the sector
well aren't surprised.
People need to realise that the vast
majority of aid work in crisis
situations is extraordinary,
it saves lives, it helps people
who are very vulnerable,
but aid agencies need to do more
so that the best people
are going into these areas,
they are monitored, and these people
who are very vulnerable,
they have a voice too
in how this unfolds.
The Government is now demanding
every charity receiving taxpayers'
money disclose all past and current
cases of sexual misconduct.
A scandal affecting one
charity is now threatening
to engulf the entire sector.
Angus Crawford, BBC News.
Our Diplomatic Correspondent James
Landale is with me.
As we were hearing, reports that
it's not just Oxfam who has had to
deal with sexual misconduct
allegations. How big a problem is
all of this for the sector?
it's very serious, there's clearly a
debate about how systemic the
problem is. People like Priti Patel,
the former international Develin
secretary, saying there is a culture
of denial in the aid sector about
exploitation. Others say that Haiti
was exceptional, it is wrong to tie
the whole industry. The problem is
this, aid workers operate in extreme
circumstances and the chain of
command get very stretched.
Temporary workers, local hires,
short-term contract and you have
primarily men with very large
wallets and a lot of influence. In
that environment the abuse is taking
place. Penny Mordaunt, the
international develop the secretary
wants to deal with this when she
falls in the Oxfam senior managers,
to say look, what are you doing
about accountability, safeguards,
vetting, to make sure this doesn't
happen again? The reason Penny
Mordaunt is threatening to withdraw
funding not just from Oxfam but all
charities that receive taxpayers
money is because this has reopened a
political debate about Britain's £13
billion aid budget. To Sun, a
demonstration of global reach and
soft power, but to others, a waste
of money which should be spent at
home -- to some people. The
government says we are spending it
better, less fraud and waste, all of
those things. It's harder to make
that argument when you have Oxfam
workers spending taxpayers money on
orgies with young prostitutes.
you for joining us.
President Putin has ordered
a special investigation
into why a Russian airliner crashed
near Moscow, killing
all 71 people on board.
The plane, operated
by Saratov Airlines,
was en route to the city of Orsk
in the Ural mountains, when it came
down near the village of Argunovvo,
minutes after take off.
Our correspondent Steve Rosenberg
is in Moscow for us tonight.
Russian investigators said they are
keeping an open mind about what
caused the crash, was it bad
weather, pilot error or mechanical
failure or were there, as
investigators they are rather
cryptically, other possible causes?
One of the aircraft's black box
white with -- flight recorders has
been recovered and it's hoped it
will vital clues.
In frozen fields near Moscow, this
is all that remains of flight 703.
CCTV cameras captured the moment the
aircraft smashed into the ground and
exploded in a fireball. Its
wreckage, strewn for a mile across
the Russian countryside, half buried
Conditions were treacherous.
The emergency services
snowdrifts to reach the crash scene.
But it quickly became clear this
was no rescue operation.
Their job was to recover the bodies.
The Saratov Airlines
flight had taken off from
Moscow's Domodedovo Airport
with more than 70 people on board.
It was bound for Orsk,
900 miles south-east
of Moscow in the Ural Mountains.
But minutes after take-off,
the plane disappeared from radar.
It had crashed near
the Russian capital.
"We saw it burning up
in the sky," she says.
"Then it fell, there
was a blast, a loud boom."
It's unclear what caused
the Antonov 148 jets to
fall out of the sky.
The Kremlin has ordered
an urgent investigation and
President Putin today
offered his condolences
to the families of the victims.
But that is little comfort
to the relatives and friends of
those on board flight 703.
At Orsk Airport, grief
mixed with disbelief,
as people realised they'd been
waiting for loved ones who would
The recovery operation
will continue through the night.
Emergency teams are still searching
for victims of this crash and the
clues to what caused it.
Steve Rosenberg, BBC News, Moscow.
The Prime Minister and senior
members of her Cabinet
are to give a series
of speeches in the coming weeks
giving more details
of the government's Brexit plans.
It follows criticism that not enough
is known about what the future
relationship might be,
once the UK leaves
the European Union.
Our Political Correspondent Iain
Watson is in Downing
Street for us tonight.
The government is keen to get on the
front foot in all of this. What are
their chances of success?
critics have been saying the Prime
Minister has been clicking the can
down the road on the Brexit
negotiations. That., in the next
three weeks the political equivalent
of a tin opener will be brought out,
she will set out her vision of the
relationship she wants with the
European Union and between now and
then, ministers will be filling in
the detail. There is a snag, before
you can get to that, the tricky task
of negotiating a transition period
immediately after Brexit for up to
two years must be completed and it
looked as if a span was thrown in
the works by the European Commission
when they produced a paper
suggesting Britain would face
sanctions unless it followed all EU
rules during that time. David Davies
the Brexit secretary accused them of
bad faith. Tonight I'm holed there
is growing confidence that the
European Commission will change its
approach. David Davis is going to
tour the European capitals, putting
pressure on them to pressure the
commission to get a good deal.
Tonight the European Commission
repeated that it was sticking to its
line that a transition period is not
a given and that phrase sends
shivers up the spine of British
Thank you for joining
The uncle of an 11-year-old-girl who
to death in Wolverhampton has been
charged with murder.
Jasmine Forrester was found
seriously injured in a house,
in the early hours of Friday morning
and died later in hospital.
Delroy Forrester is due
to appear at Walsall
Magistrates Court tomorrow.
The leader of South
Africa's ruling ANC
party Cyril Ramaphosa,
says the future of the country's
President Jacob Zuma,
will be decided tomorrow.
He made the announcement
at a rally in Cape Town,
marking the centenary of the birth
of Nelson Mandela.
Our Africa Editor
Fergal Keane reports.
Cape Town in the building.
A new day begins.
This was the place where
South Africans first
greeted a free Nelson Mandela.
And they knew their land
was on the verge of transformation.
Today, the man who's
promised to restore
Mandela's legacy, Cyril Ramaphosa,
walked in his footsteps.
28 years ago on this
day, Ramaphosa stood
alongside Mandela on this balcony
and introduced him to the world.
Long live the spirit
of Nelson Mandela.
Now, very deliberately,
is invoked, to condemn the excesses
under President Jacob Zuma.
Nelson Mandela was totally committed
against corruption, against theft,
against the robbery
of the assets of our people.
We will continue with his legacy.
For the last week, Cyril Ramaphosa
and Jacob Zuma have been
negotiating the state
president's exit strategy.
It seems to come down
to the sequencing of his departure.
This is a commemoration
but frankly it feels
like the beginning of
coronation because Cyril Ramaphosa
has given the clearest signal yet
that the age of Jacob Zuma
is coming to an end.
Tomorrow, the ANC's National
Executive Committee meets and many
people here expect and hope that
very soon, Cyril Ramaphosa will be
this country's president.
I caught up with him
as he left Cape Town.
Mr Ramaphosa, is tomorrow D-Day?
We'll talk to you after that.
There's still the potential
for Jacob Zuma to say no but by now,
he's aware the mood
of the people is for change.
The organisation does not belong
to a family, does not
belong to me, does not
belong to this lady.
It belongs to everybody
in this country.
We are degree graduates,
we have no jobs.
We go door-to-door handing out CVs.
We have no jobs.
What about us?
What are we going to do?
What are we going to eat?
Today, the benign memory
of Mandela was summoned to
inspire but hard politics lie ahead
in a party divided and a nation
that's seen the promises
of freedom betrayed too often.
Fergal Keane, BBC News, Cape Town.
A helicopter has crashed in the
Grand Canyon in America killing five
people. At least four others were
hurt. The cause of the crash is not
A report commissioned
by MPs says many councils
in England don't offer adequate
help to the children of parents,
with serious drink problems.
It says alcohol is a factor in 37%
of cases of children dying
or suffering serious injury
at the hands of their parents.
The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson
has held talks with Myanmar's leader
Aung San Suu Kyi over
the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Hundreds of thousands of people have
been forced to leave Myanmar,
seeking shelter in neighbouring
Bangladesh, following a military
crackdown, and violence
from pro-Government militias.
Mr Johnson has called
for the safe return
of all refugees to their homes,
and a full investigation
into the violence in Rakhine State.
Reeta Chakrabarti is travelling
with the Foreign Secretary.
Her report does contain
some flash photography.
Among the burnt out remains
of a Rohingya home,
Boris Johnson took in a chilling
sight, the charred
remains of a former life.
He found this site himself
although his visit to this region
was heavily controlled
by the Myanmar authorities.
Can you work out
where the house was?
He travelled from village
to village by helicopter.
From the air you could see whole
areas razed to the ground.
It is where the Myanmar military
and Buddhist mobs are accused
of pogroms against the Muslim
These pictures of burning villages
in the area were filmed
by the BBC last year.
You genuinely have
no idea who did it?
Some Rohingya are still here
and were brought out by the Myanmar
authorities to speak to Boris
All denied any knowledge of who had
destroyed their village.
This habitation has clearly been
burnt out and deserted.
One of the Rohingya villagers
that I spoke to a little
earlier told me in English,
"I hope you understand,
we are in a very bad
situation and unhappy."
He didn't dare tell me
who had burnt this village.
One government minister accompanying
us told me it was what he called
Rohingya terrorists who turned
on their own people and set
fire to their homes.
What do you think happened here?
A terrorist attack against them.
Earlier in the capital,
a meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi,
who has attracted international
condemnation for not speaking
up for the Rohingya.
We were told we couldn't
I tried but we were stopped.
Could we just ask what you are
expecting from these
We would be happy to
talk to you afterwards.
Later, I asked the Foreign Secretary
what came of their talks.
I don't think it has come
through to her, the whole extent,
the horror of what has happened.
It is absolutely devastating
and I think what is needed
now is some leadership.
Some calm, but some leadership,
working with the UN agencies to get
these people back home.
But this is what awaits any
Rohingya who do come back.
A settlement with high
fences and barbed wire.
The Myanmar government calls
this a reception centre.
To date, no-one has
returned to live here.
BBC News, Myanmar.
Now, with all the sport,
here's Lizzie Greenwood Hughes,
at the BBC Sport Centre.
Thanks very much, Clive.
Scotland staged an impressive
fightback to beat France
for their first victory of this
year's Rugby Union
Six Nations Championship.
They won 32 points to 26
in a tight game at Murrayfield
as John Watson reports.
Murrayfield roused for the first
time in this year's Six Nations.
France the first to find their flow,
Teddy Thomas quietening the Scottish
faithful but endearing himself
to his teammates.
If much was expected
before defeat to Wales,
much was now demanded,
Sean Maitland answering the call.
Having found his stride,
Thomas collected his kick.
Greig Laidlaw didn't.
A response again was needed.
Huw Jones found it, and a hole
in the French defence.
Tries were the tale of the first
half, points from penalties
the story in the second.
Greig Laidlaw nerveless,
edging Scotland in front.
If errors cost them in Cardiff,
Laidlaw punished French
mistakes at Murrayfield
to revive their campaign,
Scotland proving that
they're happiest at home.
Well, Scotland are now 4th
in the table after two games.
Ireland are top
on points difference.
Ireland's women are third
in their Six Nations table.
They beat Italy 21-8 in Dublin -
Megan Williams scoring not only
Ireland's first try but also
getting their first
points of the tournament.
There were three games
in the Premier League today.
Match of the Day 2 follows the news
so if you want to wait -
you know what to do.
Newcastle stunned second-placed
Manchester United 1-0 -
for their first home win
in the league since October.
The result means United
are still 16 points behind
leaders Manchester City.
Elsewhere, Huddesfield beat
Bournemouth and Southampton
lost to Liverpool.
Rangers are into the quarterfinals
of the Scottish Cup,
recovering from a poor start
in the snow to thrash
Ayr United 6-1.
Josh Windass scoring twice.
Aberdeen are also through.
There still no medals yet for Team
GB at the Winter Olympics
but Andrew Musgrave came very
close in the skiathlon.
The Scotsman, who learnt his sport
on roller-skis, finished 7th
after helping set the pace for most
of the 30 kilometre race.
Our correspondent Andy Swiss
was watching in Pyonchang.
Bone chilling wind but Andrew
Musgrave was about to warm the
spirits. Cross-country skiing isn't
one of Britain's traditional Olympic
strengths, their previous best was
Musgrave's 20 night in Sochi where
he said he skied like a
tranquillised badger. Not here, with
one lap to go he was in silver medal
position. Could he hang on? Not
quite as the Norwegian raced to God,
Musgrave slowed but with his best
events to come, this is some feat.
-- raced to gold. Musgrave couldn't
get a medal for Britain but he gave
the performance of his life.
lap and a half to go I was feeling
confident of getting a medal but I
couldn't keep up the pace. Last
night was pretty tough.
On a day
when some events were postponed
because of high wind, one-man
soared. At the age of 17, Red Gerard
getting snowboarding gold, a teenage
triumph to light up the games.
Day 3 of the games is
just a few hours away -
you can follow the action on the BBC
But from me for now -
back to you, Clive.
You can see more on all of today's
stories on the BBC News Channel.