10/08/2017 Outside Source

Download Subtitles




Ros Atkins with an innovative take on the latest global stories.

Similar Content

Browse content similar to 10/08/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!



Hello. I'm Philippa Thomas and this is Outside Source. The main stories.


Donald Trump has says statements on North Korea may not have been tough


enough. He says that the country should be very wary about doing


anything the United States. Maybe that statement was not tough enough.


We are backed by our military, backed by everybody.


There has been a drowning of migrants off the coast of Yemen and


many are full to be teenagers. One of Mexico's most famous


footballers denies connections with a Mexican cartel.


To get in touch with us, hashtag BBC OS.


There has been a second deliberate drowning of migrants off the coast


of Yemen. 19 people have died and more are missing. This is the second


incident in as many days. On Wednesday, 50 people died after


being pushed off a boat by smugglers fearing arrest. This information is


coming from the UN's migration agency and this was told us.


This is the same modus operandi. 150 people this time. They're worth your


people 22 or 23, who were the same age, same profile. But they were


trying to dropped in the sea close to the shore. It is may be linked to


the fact that maybe they have lost control at the borders and the


smugglers are panicking but the reaction was worse. Because instead


of preventing them entering they're basically continued their business


by killing people. We think the victims


were trying to get to Yemen - despite the ongoing conflict there,


it's still seen as a gateway And other migrant routes


remain just as active. It's from Cadiz, in Spain -


it shows a migrant boat arriving Holiday-makers in their swimsuits


are shocked, seeing the migrants running ashore and trying to evade


the authorities. Joining me is James Copnall,


World Service Africa editor. I asked him about the Yemen story,


why Yemen was attracting so many migrants.


I don't think it is Yemen, it is a way of getting to richer Gulf


countries. It is geography, it is across the water from Somalia and


closed Ethiopian. People have numerous routes to go to places


where they think they will get a better life. These people chose to


go the short sea trip, though quite a dangerous one, the Yemen with the


hope of going on other Gulf countries where could get a job and


live that better life. And the people traffickers, who are


basically dumping migrants into the sea, this could have been happening


and we haven't realised it? It's possible, but there is lots of


monitoring of that situation and the UN migration agency say that this


seems to be a new trend. What seems to be happening is that the


smugglers get near the coast, they see an authority figure, they think


there is a risk of being arrested, and they put people into the sea.


They also say that people seem to be beaten or held at gunpoint whereas


in other cases it has been less violent. It does seem to be


something of a new dimensional and obviously a worrying one for people


trying to make their way across that of water.


To Afghanistan where people were taken and 230 hostages released


after elders and provincial offices struck a deal with the militants who


had taken them. We have scenes of several hostages being reunited with


their families. They are returned to their village here. Many talked


about their nightmare experiences at the hands of the militants. Others


were angry at the government and security forces for failing to


protect them. The ones who were killed... The


religions have taken my son with them who was about to get married.


This is about incompetent officials not being able to provide security.


Afghanistan was the president has vowed revenge but left questions


unanswered about what this means for Afghanistan's wider fight against


insurgents. Unfortunately, we are hearing this from several parts of


Afghanistan. Several people have been killed intentionally although


the Taliban are denying it. The local people who spoke to the BBC


are saying that a number of civilians were killed, even children


and elderly. Tanya Barron contradicts that. It is important,


the fighting is going in an area which is considered a gateway to the


provincial capital of this province. -- Caliban contradicts that. It is


the first time they have gone into this area. The government has been


challenged how to retake the province. The people there are


saying it is a narrow area and will be challenging for the government to


take it back soon. If it is confirmed independently that the


Taliban and IS are cooperating, which in my view is impossible, it


would be a big blow for the government. And as far as civilians


are concerned, the people are giving horrific pictures from the area. If


it is independently confirmed, it would be a disastrous thing and it


will force the Afghan government to do more in the area though the


Afghan president has recently claimed that he will take revenge on


all the killings on the area. The Attorney General of Afghanistan said


that the crimes committed in the area while war crimes and those who


have done it could be brought to international court of justice.


A South African man kidnapped in Mali has his geeky about his


experiences. He was taken after beer restaurant in the budget with three


other tourists. One was killed after the attack, others have been freed.


This report from Milton and cosy. Free at last. Stephen McGowan told


reporters of the fact that the biggest blow with the death of his


mother who passed away while he was kept hostage. I am angry that I was


not released prior to this. I was aware that my mother was sick --


they were aware that my mother was sick. But I must let go of this. He


also said that he had converted to Islam of his own accord without his


captor is forcing him to. It a lot has changed since he was taken


hostage six years ago in Timbuktu. When I asked in what his reaction


was to find that Donald Trump is now the President of the United States,


this is what he said. Donald Trump... I know he is making... From


the major Eugene side, they say he is making enemies that they are


pleased because they say it is good for Islam because there will be more


mujahedin getting into war to fight America. That is their view. My


view, I'm just in the moment. McGowan has dual citizenship, here's


South African but also holds a British passport. But he made every


effort to downplay his UK connection because he did not want to attract


further hostility. It took a long time for the British state is to


fall away. My family were pushing for this and I was pushing for this


because it is dangerous to be British, I think. I think American,


French and British are the top forms. At one stage, he thought he


was going to be next when he witnessed a German hostage being


shot and killed with an AK-47 rifle just a few feet away from him. He


was taken hostage at gunpoint while on tour in Mali after finishing a


stint of work in London. McGowan, his father and the head of the


charity organisation which assisted them, could not admit or deny


whether a ransom was paid to Al-Qaeda for his release.


Stay with us. Still to come, when Mexico's most famous footballers


denies links with a drug cartel. A leading charity is warning that


the number of rough sleepers in England, Scotland and Wales is set


to soar. The charity, Crisis, is highlighting the problem of sofa


surfing web people bear down on other people's houses.


It's nice when you know you've got a sofa to go to.


That night you know you're going to be comfortable.


It might last today, it might last tomorrow,


but then that's it, I'm back out on the streets again.


He goes from one house to the next, sleeping on friends' couches to try


It gets to you a little bit because you've got your friendship


with your friends, you're happy they have looked after


you for a little bit, and then you know you've got to go.


Then again, you're sitting there thinking every day,


"Right, it's a struggle, what am I going to do


What have I got to get motivated for?


Today's report suggests more than 68,000 people


It's a hidden type of homelessness because it goes


Campaigners say it's on the rise and will get worse


For those sleeping rough, their patience is wearing thin.


That's why people drink a lot and are on drugs.


I don't blame them because they can't live.


It's not difficult to find people like this here in Leicester City


centre who say they have no choice but to sleep on the streets.


This man says he's been homeless for years, and he believes the main


drivers for homelessness are drugs and mental health problems.


He now helps those who have nowhere to go.


We have new things like legal highs now that are coming out.


People who are in chaos, got nowhere to turn,


will take these legal highs and it just makes homelessness a bit more


harder because it's hard to engage with these people.


The Government says it's investing more than ?500 million


It says new legislation that will be implemented next year will put


pressure on councils to do more to help rough sleepers.


I'm fed up of living like this, sick of it.


Most days I don't make enough for what I need


You're watching Outside Source,. Our lead story, Donald Trump has said


his previous statements on North Korea might not have been tough


enough. Meanwhile, North Korea is claiming it could be ready to fire


four ballistic missiles into the US territory of Guam in the next few


days. And other stories making the news. This is the Fukushima nuclear


power plant in Japan. An unexploded bomb has been found in the car park


there. This is the same plant that suffered a reaction -- reactor


meltdown. A popular Saudi singer has been arrested for damning. Dabbling


is a dance move which involves tugging your hair is the crook of


your arm because it is -- it is dad -- banned in Saudi Arabia because it


is thought to refer to marry one use. -- marry one -- drug use.


One of Mexico's most famous footballers has denied accusations


by the US Treasury Department that he's connected with


Rafa Marquez - who's played for the likes of Barcelona


and Monaco and captained his country in a record four World Cups -


has given a voluntary declaration to the Mexican Attorney General's


He has also said that he would cooperate with any investigation.


Today, I am the subject of an investigation by the Treasury


Department of the US for alleged facts relating to a criminal


organisation. I categorically deny any relation with those


organisations. I clarify that I have not and never participated in any of


those organisations. Let's get more on this story


and speak with Juan Pallier from BBC How big a star is he in his home


country? He is the most loved football in the country. It is


almost a religion. And it is quite successful as well. He won two


championships with Barcelona but he has been a key and influential


member of his national team and he was hoping to become next year, the


first one to captain a team at five World Cups. He may still achieve


this but right now his biggest challenge is off the pitch. What is


the US Treasury saying about how they believe he may have acted as a


front man? What is the allegation which he has denied? He is among a


list of 21 Mexicans sanctioned by the US Treasury for having allegedly


links with drug cartels here in the country. In the case of Rafah


Marquez, the authorities said he was using nine of his companies, like


his footballer Cammy Day, -- his football academy, this foundation,


to hold funds for an alleged drug trafficker. Someone who according to


the US has been working independently and for different drug


cartels for three decades in Mexico. The US said that this is the largest


action of this kind against a Mexican drug cartel network and in


total, 42 organisations in Mexico were sanctioned. We have only got a


minute left on the programme. But this must be stirring up a lot of


debate in Mexico? Of course, this has been a massive shock in a


country or to these drug related stories. But this is the first time


that such a high-profile personality is directly linked with a drug


cartel and many people are seeing this as just another dismal proof of


how deeply ingrained the Mexican cartels are in society and


therefore, how hard it is to tackle them. We do of course have time for


Outside Source sport. We will get you an update on the world athletics


Championships. The women's 400 metres hurdles has


just taken place. Cardle United States with the gold. The Olympic


champion also of the US took the silver. The Jamaican with the


bronze. The men's triple jump, interesting. Christian Taylor set


out to break the world record set by Britain's Jonathan Edwards. That did


not materialise but you took the gold. He fought back after losing


the lead. Clay finished with the silver that there was a big win.


Christian and a wristband saying that the record of 18.29 -- the


record of 18.29 remains. The men's 200 metres final, 200


metres final with icicle Kuala coming up. He is up up against wage


then the Kirk -- the defending champion. A Turkish athlete won his


semifinal. Mitchell Blake of Great Britain runs in lane one. It


promises to be a belter. Hopefully we can get the result in before the


end of the programme. Now, some good news. Taking a


vitamin supplement could cut the number of miscarriages and help


prevent birth defects. Those were the findings of a landmark study


from Australia. It has in the New England Journal of Medicine. A


deficiency in a key molecule prevents embryos and baby's organ is


developing in the womb and that could be solved by taking this


vitamin. We are talking about B three, a common dietary supplement


found in foods like... C of I can bring those foods up for you. Those


like peanuts, chicken and turkey. This has been hailed by Australia's


health minister as an historical medical breakthrough. Here is the


lead researcher on the study. We identified that a deficiency in a


molecule resulted in babies being born with birth defects and resulted


in multiple miscarriages. So this means that we have been able to show


in some experimental models that we can actually prevent those birth


defects and miscarriages with vitamin D3. This brings hope to many


people who undergo miscarriages and birth defects each year that


something as simple as a dietary supplement might be able to prevent


them from having to endure defects and miscarriages. The thing is, some


women may not be able to get the full complement of niacin from their


foods or even from Marty by the men's. So this research highlights


that there are women at risk of having low fight and levels and that


-- low vitamin levels and that predispose them to having babies


with birth defects. We need to identify those women and which women


who even though they have a healthy diet and maybe taking multivitamins,


which women have low levels of NAD and how much niacin we need to give


them to prevent the birth defects and the miscarriages. Several


leading supermarkets have moved salads and savages from the shelves


because they could contain Dutch eggs contaminated with a banned


insecticide. The British Food Standards Agency says that 7000 --


700,000 such eggs have been distributed over the UK, is


significant increase over the initial estimate of 21,000 eggs.


Danish authorities said that many eggs have been distributed around


Denmark. This Belgian farmer has had


to destroy not just his eggs The produce contaminated


with Fipranol, an insecticide which is banned for use


in the food chain. But that's where it has ended up


on a potentially massive scale. TRANSLATION: You cannot put your


eggs on the market for three months. And so I took the decision


to kill the animals The company which came to clean


and treat the red lice with a so-called organic product


really used Fipranol. We have all been


fooled by the seller. More than 100 farms are affected


in the Netherlands too, Millions of eggs have now been


pulled from supermarket The reason, Fipranol may be popular


for getting rid of fleas on pets Here in the UK, we produce our own


eggs but also import them. And some of the eggs from affected


farms have ended up here as well. We're not talking about fresh eggs


we buy off supermarket shelves. The affected eggs went


into processed foods like sandwich A few days ago the Food


Standards Agency said Sounds a lot but that is just .007%


of all the eggs we eat every year. There is no reason why people


should avoid eating eggs. Our assessment is it is very


unlikely it is a public health risk. People need to not have food


which contains a substance that Four supermarkets are


withdrawing a limited number Others will already


have been consumed. Yet another food scare,


highlighting just how complex supply chains can be and how easily


problems can spread. Just time to bring you this update.


Donald Trump says he is close to making a decision on the US military


effort in Afghanistan. Thanks for joining us on Outside Source.


Hello. The weekend is not looking too bad weather wise but then in the


next week, it stays on the unsettled side. Let's look at more detail.


August so