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Hello, I'm Ros Atkins,

this is Outside Source.

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First to California where this

mudslide has destroyed homes

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and taken at least 15 lives.

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The desperate search goes on.

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We dug down and found a little baby,

I don't know where it came from.

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We dug it out, got

the mud out of its mouth.

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I hope it's OK.

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They took it right to the hospital.

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Ethiopia has banned foreign

adoptions, putting the future

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of thousands of orphans in doubt.

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We hear reaction to one of France's

best known actresses saying men

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should be "free to hit on" women -

in the workplace, or

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indeed, anywhere else.

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And Donald Trump has been

speaking to the press,

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so we'll be speaking to our press.

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Stay tuned for Anthony Zurcher,

who will break down

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the President's latest comments.

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We will also play use of the key

clips. -- play you some of the key

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clips.

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We know 15 people died

in the California mudslide.

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At least 20 others are missing

and dozens of homes

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have been destroyed.

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This is the town of Montecito.

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Rivers of mud flowed

down the street.

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Now, this area was also hit

by wildfires last month -

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it's thought the scorched earth

those fires created prevented

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the rain from being

absorbed into the ground.

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As you can see in this photo,

it wasn't just mud and trees

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that was washed away -

so were huge rocks.

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And all of this has blocked

roads and railways.

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This is Santa Barbara's

County Sheriff.

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The only words I can really think of

to describe it, was it looked like a

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World War I battlefield. It was

literally a carpet of mud and

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debris.

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As always with natural

disasters, there have been

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stories of terrible loss -

and of survival.

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Trees are just coming down. We ran

into the house, and right then the

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boulders blustered through our

house. We got upstairs and we got to

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about eight feet, nine feet up the

stairs and we crawled out a window

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to the roof. The house was wiped

out, just took everything out.

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Later, we were worried about the

neighbour's house and we went over

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to see if they were OK. We heard a

little baby crying. We found the

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kids, we took down, found a little

baby, I don't know where it came

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from. We got it out, got the mud out

of its mouth. I hope that it's OK.

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They took it right to the hospital.

But it was just a baby, four feet

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down in the mud, under the rocks. I

am glad we got him. But who knows

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what else is out there?

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Another journalist there

is Kacey Drescher, who's been

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tweeting out some coverage.

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This image shows you an SUV is set

in amongst the debris and the mud

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and the water.

You can see more of her pictures on

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her Twitter feed, but she joins us

live. Thank you for your time, tell

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us more about what you had seen?

Thank you for having me, I am on the

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very road where I snapped those

voters last night. The 101 freeway

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closure, the entire interstate which

would take you to Los Angeles is

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closed, it is a swamp. Cars are

face-down, lodged in the mud. We

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have new information, 15 dead, 24

missing, homes destroyed.

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I was in the brunt of the damage

yesterday. I saw homes completely

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wiped off their foundations, roofs

scattered into piles of debris and

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cars that had obviously tumbled down

the hillside, just into fragments of

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metal. It was just astonishing.

Give us an idea of the ongoing

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search operation?

That is correct,

there have been helicopters dipping

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over my head all day. I saw aerial

fitted of certain rescue crews on

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the roofs of homes opening skylights

to see if there were survivors. I am

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backing up right now because their

vehicles trying to clear out this

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road, I am standing in mud well over

my boots. It is still a very muddy,

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destructive area that we are in the

middle of.

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You can hear the helicopter going

over my head right now. All morning

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we have been trying to see if there

are any survivors in the maths.

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Who are the people we can see behind

you? Can anyone come to this area?

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Oh, no. It is blocked out, I am on

coast village road, a major there

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where in Montecito. It is an upskill

suburb of Santa Barbara, Ellen

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DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey have

homes in these neighbourhoods. They

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have authorities blocking off the

entrances to these areas. We had to

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show our press pass and have a

conversation with a law enforcement

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officer just to get through. We are

with a gentleman right now trying to

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get up the hillside to see if his

home is still standing.

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Are people being allowed to try to

reach their homes, or are there some

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areas which the authorities have

come to be blocked?

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There are some areas the authorities

have completely blocked off, but I

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will say that I have seen several

people with large suitcases and bags

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tracking down this thoroughfare in

Montecito. I will try to turn around

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so you can get a scope of what I am

surrounded with right now. I have

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seen people coming in and out,

trying to get supplies. They have

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shot of gas to the town. People

obviously can't be here right now.

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Thousands of people are evacuated

and I have seen several folks with

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bags. You can obviously tell, just

trying to get essentials to live off

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for the time being.

We are very grateful for you

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bringing us up to date, thank you

very much. That is Kacey Drescher

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live in the middle of the story,

speaking on her phone. It is not a

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place very TV truck would easily

reach. We can speak to people on

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their phones and we appreciate Kacey

breaking away from her reporting to

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do that.

I have a map of California here, if

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we go on much more closely we can

see the worst hit communities are in

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Santa Barbara County, just up the

coast from Los Angeles. As Kacey

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told is, Oprah Winfrey lives there.

Lots of the rich and famous live

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this area. Oprah Winfrey posted this

video on Instagram.

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This is how deep the mud is.

And...

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It is gone.

We also heard from the

TV host Ellen DeGeneres, who says

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the 101 freeway in my neighbourhood

is a river. My city needs your love

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and support. Montecito is the name

of the place.

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James Cook has been there. We

haven't actually had a full and

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detailed update for some time. I

think that tells you that they are

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simply focused on trying to get into

those neighbourhoods. They talked of

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one area, Romero Canyon, where

around 300 people were stuck. There

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are other areas closer to the town

of Montecito which is down on the

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coast, we have seen helicopters in

action. It is a very big operation,

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dozens of fire engines coming into

this area in the last couple of

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hours as well. We came up here

trying to make our way up the main

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highway along the coast. In parts it

is completely blocked apart from

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access for emergency vehicles. Mud

is very thick across the road and

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the power is quite staggering. There

are now questions about what

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happened before this. The ferocity

of it may be a surprise, the fact it

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has happened was not. It was

preceded by the largest wildfire in

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California's history, but scorched

quite an enormous area in the hills

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and mountains above here. The ground

was slick and hard, making it

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difficult to absorb moisture. These

rings were forecast, forecast to be

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heavy, albeit not very very

prolonged period. Some of the

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evacuation orders were given but the

question is if they were given for

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the right areas, if they were

enforced, if people listen to them.

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We bring you the biggest global

stories, with the help of BBC

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journalists from all around the

world. There was James in

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California. Next we turn to France.

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This is Catherine Deneuve, one

of France's best known actresses,

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and she's caused quite a stir.

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Along with a big group of French

women who have published this open

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letter in Le Monde newspaper.

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It is a response to the Harvey

Weinstein scandal and the fallout

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that has followed.

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It says men should be

"free to hit on" women.

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They also argue...

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"Men have been punished summarily,

forced out of their jobs

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when all they did was touch

someone's knee or try

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to steal a kiss."

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Anne-Elizabeth Moutet

and Farideh Cadot are two of the 100

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women who signed this letter.

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The letter starts by saying that

rape is a crime, sexual harassment

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in the workplace is a crying and

that this is not something we could

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condo. What we do condone is the way

people find themselves subjected to

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a kind of one-minute hate multiplied

ad infinitum on social media, they

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lose their jobs and livelihoods,

there is no due process, legal

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process in any way, and the

sentences... It is the idea that

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women are so stupid and weak that

they can tell the difference between

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a rape and a man who, frankly, tries

to pull. We are adults. One

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signatory was a body who was gang

raped, one is an Iranian who

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remembers and explains in the letter

Y regimes with a religious bent have

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the security... Insecurity in men/

women relationships. There is a

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great deal of difference between

somebody with charm and a good

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manner that you might be interested

in and somebody who, frankly, is

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being a complete pain on public

transport or something. Neither of

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which is illegal, but there is a

difference. We are trusting

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ourselves, men and women, that in

the end we will know the difference,

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women will be able, because they're

grown-ups, to say sorry, mate, not

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interested, and the men themselves

will realise that it succeeds better

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if you do it nicely.

We all who sign this letter are all

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agreed with what they say, with the

#BalanceTonPorc and #metoo and all

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the Association. We do not say they

should not be punished, we do not

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say that we should stop this, we

just say that women cannot eternally

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stay a victim. Equality means also

that you can say no, you can react,

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you can refuse.

It has gathered not

a little criticism.

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Italian actress Asia Argento

tweeted, "Catherine Deneuve

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and other French women tell

the world how their interiorized

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misogyny has lobotomized them

to the point of no return."

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She is one of the people who has

complained about Harvey Wednesday.

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-- Harvey Weinstein.

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Whatever your view, the story

perfectly reflects that these issues

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play out differently in France.

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Hugh Schofield in Paris explains.

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There is a permanent strand in

French thought, French

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intellectualism, which feels that

what comes from the American

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Anglo-Saxon world is suspicious and

probably overstated, and what has

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happened here is an expression of

that. These are women who are saying

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there is puritanism out there, a

very American, Anglo-Saxon concept,

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and we want to fight that. It is a

cultural difference. There has

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always been the feeling that

American-style feminists are

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different from the French feminism,

because the French can understand

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femininity and sexuality in a

different way. One has to add that

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there is a generational issue as

well, these are older women and

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there is a younger generation of

feminists coming behind who are very

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angry with Catherine Deneuve for

having made the stand that she and

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the other women have.

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Syria now.

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The UN has condemned a rise

in civilian casualties in two

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areas that are marked

as de-escalation zones.

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First Idlib.

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Idlib is a province in the North.

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The UN says, "ground attacks and air

strikes have escalated

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as a Government offensive

jeopardising the safety of hundreds

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of thousands of civilians".

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Next Eastern Ghouta,

just outside Damascus.

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We talked about this place last

night.

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It's held by rebels and has been

besieged for over four years.

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We're told, "Since 31

December, at least 85

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civilians have been killed."

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Well, this distressing video came

into the newsroom earlier

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from Eastern Ghouta.

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It shows the aftermath

of an air strike.

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The government is escalating its

attacks.

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Earlier I spoke to Mahmoud Ali Hamad

of our Arabic Service

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and asked why the government

was escalating its actions

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in these two areas now.

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East Ghouta is one of the last

stronghold held by the opposition.

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We remember how the Russians managed

to conquer Idlib, the stronger

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stronghold but the opposition never

had. The result was the desecration

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of the city, the displacement of

around 400,000 people. The Syrian

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regime believe this is the only way

to get the opposition militants out

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of those pockets. They do not

believe in their own ability to

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actually take back control of those

areas, which is why we see the

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involvement of the Russians at its

maximum, it is a brute force and we

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have seen it in some of the pictures

that have come out. We have been

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speaking to civilians via telegram,

they were telling us that the kind

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of bombing that is being carried out

on them is of a different order,

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something they attribute to the

Russians. We cannot verify those

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allegations independently but have

come to believe that the regime now

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believes that if he is to conquer

and secure the outskirts of the

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capital, which is most important are

the regime and its allies, they need

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to get the Russians involved in the

air.

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We have seen previous sieges

resolved with an agreement where

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fighters and civilians have been

allowed to leave. Are any talks of

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that nature happening?

This is a very important subject

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that I have talked about to

civilians and militants. I spoke to

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someone just before coming on the

show, he was a militant leader and

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he said to me, basically, we have to

break-up because we know what is

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awaiting us. We know that plan for

us is very similar to what happened

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back in December 2017, and what

happened in Homs back in 2015. So

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the ability of the regime to do

those kinds of military operations

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is very limited.

With the Russians' help, they hope

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to achieve as much result is

possible before there are any

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meetings between the different

fighting factions.

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These militants who you are talking

to, realistically what do they hope

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they can achieve now? Do they accept

they cannot defeat?

I pose the

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question you asked, basically it is

out of desperation. He used the

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example of an injured beast being

cornered. They know what is awaiting

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them, they know they will be ferried

away from their families, their

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families will be taken to a

different place, they will be sent

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north to Idlib. They know that. It

will come the time when Idlib itself

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will be literally the last

stronghold of the opposition.

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Basically they are saying we are not

going to die in any other place or

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pocket in Idlib, we will have our

stand and we have to fight here in

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the towns and cities.

We began the programme with stories

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from Syria, France and California.

In a few minutes we will turn back

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to the Korean peninsular and we will

talk about Canada, because it has

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filed a trade complains against the

US. It is a long one. Samira Hussain

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will take us through it.

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Cancer patients at a specialist NHS

hospital could face delays

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to their treatment due to a major

shortage of staff -

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that's the warning from a senior

doctor in a leaked email sent

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to staff at Churchill

Hospital in Oxford.

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He says specialist nurse numbers

at the hospital are down by 40%.

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Our health editor Hugh Pym

was there earlier.

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There were concerns raised us to

this e-mail got into the public

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domain, written by a very senior

clinical figure here in cancer care,

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Doctor Andrew Weaver, sending a note

out to fellow clinicians who had had

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a meeting to discuss the situation,

with concerns about the shortfall in

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staffing, particularly for cancer

nurses, specialist cancer nurses, a

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40% shortfall. He said as a result

of the staff shortage they were

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having to reconsider when people

started chemotherapy. For those with

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virgin conditions, it would go ahead

as usual. -- for those with urgent

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conditions. But for others what

might have started in two or three

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weeks will now be four weeks.

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This is Outside Source live

from the BBC newsroom.

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Our lead story is...

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At least 15 people have died in

floods and mudslides in Southern

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California. The same area was

recently hit by a huge wildfire.

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Some people are reportedly still

trapped in their homes.

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Some of the main stories from BBC

World Service. The search for

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is

back on. It disappeared in 2014 with

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over 200 people on board. Malaysia's

government will pay an American firm

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up to $70 million if and only if it

manages to locate the plane.

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That is from BBC Indonesia. Around

5000 Iranians facing the death

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penalty for drug crimes might be

spared after sentencing guidelines

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were changed and it was decided to

apply this changes retrospectively.

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That is from BBC Persia. One of the

most read stories on the BBC website

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and individualist is a marine

biologist who says a humpback whale

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protected her from a 15 foot tiger

shark during a recent dive.

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The Ethiopian government has decided

to ban adoptions by all foreigners.

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The best known case of this

is Angelina Jolie, whose

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adopted daughter Zahara

is originally from Ethiopia.

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And Ethiopia is one of the main

countries where Americans

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adopt children from.

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In the last five years,

nearly 3800 Ethiopian children have

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been adopted by American families.

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-- in the last 15 years.

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And it's expensive.

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It takes a long time.

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The most recent figures

we could find are for 2013 -

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when the average cost to adopt

was nearly $46,000.

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Very relevant to this

week's decision is the

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conviction of this woman.

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She's Carri Williams,

of Washington State,

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and in 2013 she was convicted along

with her husband of starving

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and beating her adopted daughter

from Ethiopia to death.

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That sparked a broader discussion

in Ethiopia about the number

0:21:240:21:26

and nature of adoptions

by foreign families.

0:21:260:21:34

This is the perspective

of a specialist in

0:21:340:21:35

family law in Nairobi.

0:21:350:21:45

I feel the decision is very

unfortunate.

We are in a similar

0:21:450:21:49

situation in Kenya with our

Government haven't declared a

0:21:490:21:53

moratorium against international

adoptions in 2014. The reason I say

0:21:530:21:57

it is unfortunate is because it

comes against a background where it

0:21:570:22:02

is a recognised international

principle set out in the UN

0:22:020:22:06

Convention on the rights of the

child and our very own African

0:22:060:22:10

Charter on the rights and welfare of

the child that the best place for a

0:22:100:22:14

child to grow up in is in a family,

and a family setup for the child's

0:22:140:22:20

best development. So decisions like

this by Government, what they do is

0:22:200:22:24

lock out a lot of children who then

remain institutionalised, and an

0:22:240:22:30

institution should be the very, very

last report. So I understand the

0:22:300:22:36

need for the child to grow up in

their own culture, that is

0:22:360:22:39

recognised by international

standards as well. It is recognised,

0:22:390:22:42

that is the international law on the

adoption of children that you first

0:22:420:22:47

try and make sure their children

stay in their families, and if they

0:22:470:22:50

cannot then find a family within

their own country. And then if that

0:22:500:22:55

is not possible, then if there is a

family that is suitable, that is

0:22:550:23:01

approved and has been vetted, then

that child should grow up in a

0:23:010:23:05

family, not an institution.

0:23:050:23:07

Canada and the United States are

once again at loggerheads on trade.

0:23:070:23:10

This time it's Canada

which brought a complaint

0:23:100:23:12

to World Trade Organisation,

citing 188 different examples

0:23:120:23:14

of alleged wrongdoing

by the United States.

0:23:140:23:21

The US trade representative has been

very quick to respond. He says

0:23:220:23:26

Canada's claims are unfounded and

could only lower US confidence.

0:23:260:23:29

This is to do with a range of

disputes. Samira Hussain is live in

0:23:290:23:33

New York. If you can, give us a

brief summary of all of these

0:23:330:23:38

different issues the Canadians have?

There are all kinds of trade issues

0:23:380:23:45

that occur between Canada and the

United States. It and back and forth

0:23:450:23:55

is between levels of Government and

Canada and the United States. What

0:23:550:23:59

Canada has done is taken all of its

complaints to the World Trade

0:23:590:24:02

Organisation. That is the governing

body that adjudicates any trade

0:24:020:24:06

disputes. They are saying about some

of the measures the United States

0:24:060:24:10

has been taken in some of these

decisions has been unfair and they

0:24:100:24:15

have not been in line with what the

World Trade Organisation has already

0:24:150:24:21

listed as ways to really resolve

these kinds of disputes.

I saw you

0:24:210:24:26

wanted to talk about this. Aren't

they talking about Nafta in a couple

0:24:260:24:29

of weeks?

The timing of this is really

0:24:290:24:36

interesting, Batty or three weeks we

will see that Canada, the United

0:24:360:24:41

States and Mexico will be meeting in

Montreal Canada to be discussing

0:24:410:24:45

Nafta and the real negotiation of

Nafta. These re-negotiation

0:24:450:24:49

processes have not been going very

well. There has really been no big

0:24:490:24:54

conclusions coming out of it. That

has lots of people worried about the

0:24:540:25:00

future of this trade agreement. In

fact there are some media

0:25:000:25:05

organisations that are reporting

that they are worried that the

0:25:050:25:08

United States will just walk away

from Nafta altogether. Even the head

0:25:080:25:12

of one of Canada's largest banks,

the Royal Bank of Canada, has said

0:25:120:25:16

the same thing, they are worried the

United States will walk away from

0:25:160:25:20

this decades-old trade agreement.

With only 30 seconds, I hope the

0:25:200:25:25

Mexicans are involved in these

discussions? The Canadians and

0:25:250:25:29

Americans are not just working it

out themselves?

0:25:290:25:33

They are absolutely involved, but

what is interesting is for all the

0:25:330:25:36

talk you have with regard to Mexico

and the United States, we are seeing

0:25:360:25:40

a bigger impact is possibly

happening between Canada and the

0:25:400:25:44

United States and their trade

relationship.

0:25:440:25:46

Thank you very much, Samira Hussain

in New York.

0:25:460:25:49

In the second half of the programme

we will hear what Donald Trump said

0:25:490:25:52

in a press conference an hour ago.

0:25:520:25:57

See you in a minute.

0:25:570:26:00

Good evening to you. Let's see what

is happening around the world. As is

0:26:080:26:13

often the case, there has been some

wild weather somewhere around the

0:26:130:26:17

globe. California has been making

the weather headlines in the last

0:26:170:26:21

day or so, without massive storm

that ripped through and brought all

0:26:210:26:24

the flash flooding. This is the mass

of cloud. I will add the jet stream

0:26:240:26:29

now. This dip in the jet stream,

that is what helps spawn bad storm,

0:26:290:26:36

the rainstorm which ravaged the

region. We saw the flash flooding

0:26:360:26:40

and mudslides as well,

unfortunately, people lost their

0:26:400:26:44

lives as well. We are seeing flash

flooding in parts of Las Vegas as

0:26:440:26:48

the storm system moved into the

desert regions. The good news is the

0:26:480:26:52

weather is improving, on Thursday,

tomorrow, sunny skies in LA and San

0:26:520:26:57

Diego, the really unsettled weather

is across the Pacific Northwest of

0:26:570:27:01

the United States and into Canada.

Elsewhere, a different storm is

0:27:010:27:06

brewing. Around the midwest and

Canada. It has warmed up in those

0:27:060:27:15

really cold spots in the last day or

so, but with the clash of cold and

0:27:150:27:18

mild air we will seek storms

swarming around the midwest, the

0:27:180:27:20

Great Lakes, so there is snow on the

way. It looks like places like

0:27:200:27:23

Chicago and Detroit and into Canada

and Montreal, there is a fair bit of

0:27:230:27:28

snow on the way. Look at the

temperature drop in Montreal, from 5

0:27:280:27:33

degrees 2-9, that is the daytime

high. Lots of weather action

0:27:330:27:37

continue across North America.

Closer to home, Europe, we have the

0:27:370:27:41

jet stream overlaid and a little

storm brewing very close to Iberia,

0:27:410:27:46

around the Bay of Biscay, pushing

through as I speak with severe winds

0:27:460:27:51

and heavy seas around the coastal

areas. Very disturbed weather across

0:27:510:27:56

Siberia, through the Pyrenees and

alter the western Mediterranean as

0:27:560:28:00

we go across the course of their

estate.

0:28:000:28:02

Improving a little in the Alps, lots

of snow in the Alps in the last few

0:28:020:28:06

days, here are the highs on

Thursday, Madrid, London and Paris

0:28:060:28:12

are on a par.

Come Friday, better conditions

0:28:120:28:15

across Spain and Portugal, we will

seize on sunshine to think that

0:28:150:28:18

hovering around 7 degrees in Paris,

London and Madrid.

0:28:180:28:23

The weather at home, this is the

satellite picture from earlier. You

0:28:230:28:27

can see the gloomy weather across

the East but much brighter skies

0:28:270:28:31

finally filtered into many western

areas. Fog may be a problem through

0:28:310:28:35

the course of tonight. Wednesday

night into Thursday, extensive fog

0:28:350:28:40

across many western areas of the UK,

it could be very dense and last into

0:28:400:28:44

the afternoon on Thursday. Thursday

itself could be quite grey and

0:28:440:28:48

chilly in some areas.

These are the highs, around 5

0:28:480:28:52

degrees in Cardiff, Glasgow barely

above freezing on Thursday. If you

0:28:520:29:01

want a bit more on the UK weather

forecast and the weather for the

0:29:010:29:04

week ahead, it is coming up, as

usual, just before 10pm.

0:29:040:29:07

Hello, I'm Ros Atkins,

this is Outside Source,

0:30:080:30:09

and these are the main stories

here in the BBC Newsroom.

0:30:090:30:12

At least 15 people have died

in floods and mudslides

0:30:120:30:14

in southern California.

0:30:140:30:16

A group of 300 people are reportedly

still trapped in their homes

0:30:160:30:18

east of Santa Barbara.

0:30:180:30:24

We dug down, we found a little baby,

we don't know where it came from. We

0:30:240:30:30

got it out, got the mud out of its

mouth. I hope it's OK, they took it

0:30:300:30:37

right to the hospital.

0:30:370:30:40

Ethiopia has banned foreign

adoptions, putting the future

0:30:400:30:42

of thousands of orphans in doubt.

0:30:420:30:46

One France's best-known actresses

says men should be free to hit on

0:30:460:30:50

women, in the workplace, or indeed

anywhere else.

0:30:500:30:57

Your questions are always welcome.

0:31:000:31:01

#BBCOS is the hashtag.

0:31:010:31:04

President Donald Trump

has been meeting with

0:31:090:31:11

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg

in Washington DC.

0:31:110:31:19

About an hour ago they held a press

conference.

0:31:200:31:26

Donald Trump was asked

about the investigation into alleged

0:31:260:31:28

collusion with Russia.

0:31:280:31:32

It's a Democrat hoax that was

brought up as an excuse for losing

0:31:320:31:36

an election that frankly the

Democrat should have won, because

0:31:360:31:39

they have such a tremendous

advantage in the electoral college,

0:31:390:31:44

so it was brought up for that

reason. But it has been determined

0:31:440:31:47

that there was no collusion by

virtually everybody so we will see

0:31:470:31:50

what happens.

Will we be open to...

We will see what happens, certainly

0:31:500:31:56

will see what happens, but when

there has been no collusion and

0:31:560:31:59

nobody has found any collusion at

any level, it seems unlikely that

0:31:590:32:03

you would even have an interview.

0:32:030:32:05

Let's go to our North America

reporter Anthony Zurcher.

0:32:050:32:08

I wasn't aware that almost everyone

had decided there was almost no

0:32:080:32:11

collusion?

I think that is a bit of

a stretch, a bit of wishful thinking

0:32:110:32:16

on the part of Donald Trump. I went

and counted his answer, and he said

0:32:160:32:22

no collusion seven times in that

short response, think that is

0:32:220:32:25

obvious what he wants to try to

embed in the minds of the American

0:32:250:32:29

public, but the Robert mullah

investigation is still ongoing. It

0:32:290:32:36

doesn't seem like in any way the

investigation is winding down. If he

0:32:360:32:42

asks Donald Trump to testify, to

provide answers to questions, there

0:32:420:32:46

is pretty much no way Donald Trump

is that lawyers can say no. They can

0:32:460:32:50

negotiate over the details but

unless Mr Trump wants to claim fifth

0:32:500:32:57

Amendment protections, he will have

to answer.

0:32:570:33:08

Frankly it is an agreement I have no

problem with but as usual they made

0:33:160:33:20

a bad deal. So we could conceivably

go back in that I say this, we are

0:33:200:33:25

very strong in the environment, I

feel very strongly about the

0:33:250:33:28

environment. Our EPA commissioners

are very powerful, in the sense that

0:33:280:33:34

they want to have clean water, clean

air, but we also want businesses

0:33:340:33:40

that can compete, and the Paris a

cold really would have taken away

0:33:400:33:45

our competitive edge, and we're not

going to let that happen. I'm not

0:33:450:33:48

going to let that happen.

Anthony I

always get confused, because the

0:33:480:33:53

president always slips and slides on

what his position on the deal is.

0:33:530:33:58

Right, and the United States hasn't

formally withdrawn from the

0:33:580:34:03

agreement yet, it can't. But he

seemed to indicate that it has and

0:34:030:34:06

that we might go back. I think fate

less may be in his advantage here,

0:34:060:34:12

the more he doesn't -- being vague

maybe in his advantage. People who

0:34:120:34:19

think we have already pulled out

will believe that as well. But the

0:34:190:34:23

bottom line is he is trying to turn

this into an economic discussion,

0:34:230:34:27

and economic debate, even though the

climate accord marks are not

0:34:270:34:35

mandatory. They are simply goals

that are optional for the US. To

0:34:350:34:39

make it seem like it will be the

price the United States is paying if

0:34:390:34:45

it continues to be a part of it.

We

have not mentioned Norway yet, yet

0:34:450:34:50

it was a joint press conference.

What did they talk about?

They took

0:34:500:34:56

about arms sales to Norway, trade,

which Donald Trump emphasised should

0:34:560:35:00

be reciprocal. Every time Donald

Trump gets on stage with one of

0:35:000:35:08

these foreign leaders, he almost

sounds like the arms dealer in

0:35:080:35:11

chief. He talks about how great US

military weaponry is, and encourages

0:35:110:35:16

our allies to buy more of it. He

views that as an economic benefit

0:35:160:35:20

for the United States as well.

A

quick question about the book that

0:35:200:35:23

has been dominating the last few

days, is that furore starting to ebb

0:35:230:35:31

away?

I think it is 32. Steve Bannon

was perhaps the final bit of big

0:35:310:35:37

news coming out of this. That you

know how the news is here, which

0:35:370:35:41

Donald Trump it is or whiz onto the

next big swirling controversy or

0:35:410:35:44

interesting story, and I think that

is happening here as well. The

0:35:440:35:49

question about a lasting mark from

the book is is it going to undermine

0:35:490:35:53

the view of Donald Trump as an

effective leader, as a capable

0:35:530:35:58

leader? They're obviously many

Democrats who have their suspicions

0:35:580:36:00

and some moderates as.

Thank you.

0:36:000:36:08

South Korea has always said it hoped

hosting the Winter Olympics

0:36:080:36:11

would would help improve relations

with North Korea.

0:36:110:36:15

It seems to be working.

0:36:150:36:17

Yesterday the two had a meeting

for the first time in two years.

0:36:170:36:21

Now we're told they'll meet again -

at the International Olympic

0:36:210:36:24

Committee's headquarters

in Switzerland on January 20.

0:36:240:36:31

Noor Salman, to be precise. --

Lausanne.

0:36:310:36:38

Things are getting more political

still because America has

0:36:380:36:40

announced its Vice President

Mike Pence will lead

0:36:400:36:42

their delegation to the Games.

0:36:420:36:45

And we know talks between the US

and South Korea are ramping up.

0:36:450:36:51

Yesterday, their presidents spoke.

0:36:510:36:55

Here's the transcript -

President Trump said he'd be open

0:36:550:37:00

to talks with North Korea

'at the right time'.

0:37:000:37:02

And President Moon said this today.

0:37:020:37:12

TRANSLATION:

In terms of security

and defence, South Korea and the

0:37:130:37:20

United States are the closest of

allies. We also share the same view

0:37:200:37:25

of the significance of the threat

from North Korea. So South Korea and

0:37:250:37:30

the United States have been working

closely together against North

0:37:300:37:33

Korea's nuclear threat.

0:37:330:37:36

Here's how people in Korea

are responding to this

0:37:360:37:38

new level of engagement.

0:37:380:37:41

So the Olympics could only happen in

so many decades in Korea. If North

0:37:410:37:51

Korea participates in this, it will

be a once-in-a-lifetime event. It

0:37:510:38:01

also means it could be the only

place where we can show we are

0:38:010:38:06

caught operating.

I think it is a

good chance, North Korean people

0:38:060:38:16

coming to South Korea in

PyeongChang, I think it is a good

0:38:160:38:19

opportunity we can become one as a

country. Our South Korean citizens

0:38:190:38:24

can see how North Koreans do, and

think that they are not as bad.

It

0:38:240:38:30

was an

0:38:300:38:36

it was a good chance and opportunity

for both sides to have better

0:38:400:38:43

relationships than before.

0:38:430:38:46

On the face of it, this

is North Korea's desire to be

0:38:460:38:49

at the Olympics that is persuading

it to talk.

0:38:490:38:51

That may not be all though.

0:38:510:38:57

This is excellent from

Karishma Vaswani on the BBC

0:38:570:39:00

News website on how sanctions

are also making themselves felt.

0:39:000:39:06

Here's more from

Sophie Long in Seoul.

0:39:060:39:14

So I think today we really saw that

ferried difficult diplomatic lion

0:39:140:39:18

that the South Korean president has

to tread now. Yesterday it was all

0:39:180:39:23

about inter-Korean relations, and he

is trying to have all his government

0:39:230:39:25

was trying to have a genuine

dialogue with North Korea, and to

0:39:250:39:30

really reopen Corporation. But at

the same time he has to think on an

0:39:300:39:35

international level. He was saying

today these two processes are,

0:39:350:39:40

entry, that the inter-Korean talks

in hopes will be more of is all part

0:39:400:39:43

of the move towards

denuclearisation. He is also

0:39:430:39:52

standing by his allies start he said

at this that he would not ease any

0:39:520:39:56

sanctions in any way that would

undermine the international

0:39:560:40:02

sanctions, the UN sanctions imposed

at the end of last year.

0:40:020:40:08

Head to the BBC news website for

more on that.

0:40:080:40:18

We talk about the problems

in Venezuela frequently.

0:40:230:40:33

Its economy is in a perilous state -

and this means people struggle

0:40:340:40:37

to get the basics like bread

or toilet roll being two examples.

0:40:370:40:39

Contraceptives is another one -

there's a shortage -

0:40:390:40:42

and that means some people

are having to decide

0:40:420:40:44

whether to have sex or not.

0:40:440:40:45

This is the latest

report from Katy Watson.

0:40:450:40:51

Margaret's pharmacy is looking a bit

empty these days. She hasn't had any

0:40:510:40:56

deliveries of contraceptive pills

for a year. Everyday people, looking

0:40:560:40:59

for them, and every day she has to

turn them away. They are having to

0:40:590:41:03

adapt. TRANSLATION:

It used to be

just men buying condoms, but women

0:41:030:41:10

are buying them now too, because

there's nothing else, and the price

0:41:100:41:15

of condom is has gone up 200%.

This

lady is living with the

0:41:150:41:27

consequences, she is now expecting

her third baby because she could not

0:41:270:41:30

get contraceptives. TRANSLATION:

My

first reaction was to cry. At the

0:41:300:41:37

moment getting contraceptive pills

is really hard. There is nothing,

0:41:370:41:40

and when you can get a hold of them,

they cost so much. I am making plans

0:41:400:41:46

to get sterilised, because the idea

of having another baby: no way.

It

0:41:460:41:52

is a struggle, her older boy some

fantastic without new clothes and

0:41:520:41:56

shoes so she can pay for our medical

appointments. When the price of food

0:41:560:42:01

is spiralling and contraceptives

cost 88 months salary, something has

0:42:010:42:04

to go. That is not just

contraceptives in short supply.

0:42:040:42:09

Doctors and mothers have told me

that often women have to buy their

0:42:090:42:13

medical supplies, like clubs and

antibiotics, and hand them the

0:42:130:42:16

doctor when they give birth. This

doctor says of the births he

0:42:160:42:20

attends, the vast majority are

unplanned. He thinks the

0:42:200:42:23

government's priorities are wrong.

The government, instead of giving

0:42:230:42:31

you as an adult sex education, give

you anti-contraception pills, condom

0:42:310:42:38

is, what is this government do with

the populace? If you are pregnant, I

0:42:380:42:41

give you house, I give you money,

but that is only for the first year,

0:42:410:42:46

maybe, and sometimes in food.

Last

year, this kill 1015 and had a big

0:42:460:42:57

party marking her passage into

womanhood. In two months' time there

0:42:570:43:01

is another important date, the birth

of her daughter. She is excited but

0:43:010:43:05

apprehensive about the future.

TRANSLATION:

I'm scared. Once I give

0:43:050:43:10

birth, and because it is hard to get

contraceptives and condom is, I'm

0:43:100:43:14

afraid that if I have sex I will get

pregnant again.

It's a reality that

0:43:140:43:20

more and more women and girls are

facing here in Venezuela, the choice

0:43:200:43:24

to decide their future taken away

from them at a time when so many

0:43:240:43:27

future looked so bleak. Katy Watson,

BBC News in Venezuela.

0:43:270:43:35

Financial services are pivotal

to the "bespoke" Brexit trade

0:43:350:43:37

deal that the UK wants.

0:43:370:43:39

That's why these two men,

Chancellor Philip Hammond

0:43:390:43:40

and Brexit Secretary David Davis

have travelled to Berlin to persuade

0:43:400:43:43

- for the time being, remember,

the German government isn't yet

0:43:430:43:46

fully in place, CAROUSEL German

leader Angela Merkel

0:43:460:43:48

fully in place, German

leader Angela Merkel

0:43:480:43:49

to give her support to a trade deal

between the UK and the EU

0:43:490:43:53

which includes financial services.

0:43:530:44:03

Angela Merkel is desperately trying

to create a new coalition

0:44:030:44:07

government, after her disappointing

was out in September's German

0:44:070:44:09

election. That is not resolved yet.

0:44:090:44:11

For the view from

Westminster, Ben Wright.

0:44:110:44:15

Just before Christmas, there were

high fives around Westminster among

0:44:150:44:20

government ministers when the broad

terms of the divorce bill between

0:44:200:44:25

Britain and the EU was agreed,

including the financial settlement

0:44:250:44:29

Britain had the papers. But that was

just the first app, the first hurdle

0:44:290:44:32

that have to be cleared. What we are

seeing now is the beginning of the

0:44:320:44:35

second phase of Brexit negotiations,

and it's all about the future

0:44:350:44:39

relationship between the EU and the

UK, in particular the trade

0:44:390:44:42

relationship. So we are seeing two

key ministers, the Chancellor and

0:44:420:44:46

the Brexit secretary, who were on

different sides during the

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referendum, showing a united front

on this charm offensive in Germany,

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putting a chummy arm around German

businesses, saying even though

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Britain is leading the singles

market and -- the single market and

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the customs union there can still be

a really close, good trade deal

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between the EU and the UK that works

in the interest of both sides. The

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UK is asking for a bespoke deal that

incorporates goods and services. The

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U:K.'s very worried about the future

of the City of London. That is the

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case they are making in Germany. For

their part, the EU has said for

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months that they will not

countenance a bespoke deal with the

0:45:260:45:29

UK, that the UK can't carry pick the

best bits of the single market it

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once, and that there can be no

special arrangements of the City of

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London. They go into the talks

fairly far apart, and while the UK

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is in Germany, the EU throughout

this process has so far shown it is

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very solid as a negotiating block.

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Before their trip the pair wrote

an article in the German

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newspaper Frankfurter

Allegmeine saying...

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For the German perspective -

here's the German-British

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Chamber of Commerce.

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I think they are trying to get the

best deal for Britain. Whether they

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will succeed remains to be seen

because from the German government

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point of view and the European Union

point of view, yes and original

0:46:220:46:26

deals might help individual

businesses, but the Germany and the

0:46:260:46:29

EU it is also important single

market stays intact, and therefore

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it will be difficult to negotiate

bespoke deals. As we recall just a

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few months ago, everyone was talking

about no deal is better than a bad

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deal and other want to do individual

deals and that will be difficult,

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but they will try to convince the

German politicians and also the

0:46:420:46:45

business world that that might be an

option. Of course Britain wants to

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sell financial services very easily

to the rest of the EU, but if it

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doesn't want to stick to the rule

book it will be difficult for the

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others to accept such kind a model.

If we start unpick the European

0:46:590:47:01

market and I think the whole market

is in danger and I will probably be

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more expensive for the EU, and

therefore I think the EU is less

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willing to come from as with Britain

on that front.

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Thousands of people who've been

stranded in the Alps

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are now seeing some relief.

0:47:140:47:16

Trains are moving again,

helicopters are ferrying people

0:47:160:47:17

out if they need it,

but others are making

0:47:170:47:20

the best of the situation.

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Imogen Foulkes reports.

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For those who are in a huge hurry,

the helicopters are waiting. Some

0:47:470:47:54

tourists, though, seem quite happy

exactly where they are. TRANSLATION:

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Since we have arrived yesterday

morning, and we are leaving

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Saturday, we don't feel blocked at

all.

But for communities across the

0:48:020:48:07

Alps, the heavy snow continues to

cause problems. Some villagers are

0:48:070:48:10

still cut off. Others are without

power. The biggest worry of all is

0:48:100:48:16

over avalanches. Tonnes and tonnes

of snow has fallen, and the weather

0:48:160:48:21

is warmer than normal. It means the

snow is loose, wet and heavy. More

0:48:210:48:27

likely to slip down the mountain.

Winter sports fans are being warned

0:48:270:48:32

to stay only on slopes and parts

marked clearly as safe. Meanwhile,

0:48:320:48:38

the Alpine authorities are working

round the clock to clear the snow.

0:48:380:48:42

Their window of opportunity may be

short. More snow is forecast for

0:48:420:48:48

Thursday.

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Earlier in the newsroom,

BBC environment correspondent

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Navin Singh Khadka called me -

he wanted to show me some pictures

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he'd be sent of glaciers

in the Himalayas that are melting.

0:49:010:49:03

This involves vast amounts of water

- and new research has found this

0:49:030:49:06

water is being held in hundreds

of icy ponds above the surface -

0:49:060:49:09

and in rivers below it.

0:49:100:49:11

What happens then matters

because MAP the Himalayas cover

0:49:110:49:17

a wide area including India

and China - and water

0:49:170:49:21

is a precious commodity.

0:49:210:49:27

This study was conducted

at the Khumbu glacier in Nepal -

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right next to Mount Everest.

0:49:290:49:33

And the ponds themselves are huge -

0:49:330:49:34

several times bigger

than an Olympic swimming pools.

0:49:340:49:36

Navin Singh Khadka.

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So where is the place film of water

in the Himalayan region going? That

0:49:540:50:00

has been a puzzle for scientists. As

a result, this report has found that

0:50:000:50:09

on these debut covered place years,

hundreds of icy ponds have been

0:50:090:50:15

formed, and they are holding back

the water, and also releasing it,

0:50:150:50:20

regulating it basically. So what

scientists are saying is these icy

0:50:200:50:23

ponds will be holding more and more

water back, because they will become

0:50:230:50:29

bigger, more void, which means the

future water security, these icy

0:50:290:50:33

ponds will hold the key. They saying

is although the study is on one

0:50:330:50:39

particular glacier, this is a story

that resonates the entire Himalayan

0:50:390:50:44

region, China, no power, Afghanistan

-- Nepal. Scientists are saying if

0:50:440:50:51

there are closely is that our deep

recovered in the or Andes or

0:50:510:50:54

Rockies, similar situations will

happen in the wake of climate

0:50:540:50:58

change, the rising global

temperature that is causing

0:50:580:51:01

accelerated Lisa Hill notes. And it

is not just about water, when more

0:51:010:51:07

water gets accumulated, it also

could mean disaster is impending,

0:51:070:51:10

flash floods and so on.

0:51:100:51:13

We will finish the programme now by

looking at the British Army.

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The British Army has defended

a new recruitment campaign

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which focuses on the emotional

and physical support

0:51:220:51:24

it gives to soldiers.

0:51:240:51:25

The Army wants to reassure

applicants that their sexuality

0:51:250:51:27

or religion will not stand

in the way of becoming a soldier.

0:51:270:51:37

Mark Urban is a correspondent for

BBC Newsnight.

0:51:380:51:44

Mark, along with Jonathan Beale,

are two of the BBC's journalists

0:51:500:51:53

who know this story best.

0:51:530:51:56

This is Jonathan's report.

0:51:560:52:06

It is all right to cry and show

emotion in the army -

0:52:110:52:14

it is a recruitment

campaign very different

0:52:140:52:15

to those of the past.

0:52:160:52:17

Part of what is called

"Army belonging".

0:52:170:52:18

Voiced by soldiers to say

there is emotional as well as

0:52:180:52:21

physical support for new recruits.

0:52:210:52:22

The adverts answer questions

such as, "Can I be gay

0:52:220:52:25

and join the army?"

0:52:250:52:26

Whilst a Muslim soldier

explains how he can

0:52:260:52:28

still practice his faith.

0:52:280:52:31

All aimed at groups not seen

as the traditional target audience,

0:52:310:52:33

but minorities who may have been

reluctant to sign up.

0:52:330:52:40

Our traditional cohort

would have been

0:52:400:52:43

white, male, Caucasian,

16 to 25-year-olds and there are not

0:52:430:52:46

as many of those around

as there once were.

0:52:460:52:51

Our society is changing

and so it is appropriate

0:52:510:52:53

for us to reach out

to a broader base.

0:52:530:52:56

The Army has been struggling

to recruit, made all the more

0:52:560:52:58

difficult by a lack of a major

campaign like Afghanistan or Iraq.

0:52:580:53:01

War is often the best

recruiting sergeant.

0:53:010:53:04

It is also competing in an era

of relatively high employment.

0:53:040:53:10

The regular strength

of the Army should be 82,000.

0:53:100:53:13

But it is currently just

over 77,000 strong.

0:53:130:53:17

A shortfall of more than 4,000.

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But some former soldiers question

whether the Army is trying to be too

0:53:210:53:24

politically correct

with these adverts.

0:53:240:53:26

They are aiming their recruiting

campaign at specific

0:53:260:53:28

minorities and they should be aiming

at more broadly at the kind of

0:53:280:53:32

people who will want

to join the army,

0:53:320:53:34

the people who are looking for a

fight, looking for

0:53:340:53:36

action and adventure.

0:53:360:53:39

This older advertisement

is what people might expect from

0:53:390:53:41

the Army.

0:53:410:53:42

A recent plan to drop

its "Be The Best" motto

0:53:420:53:45

because it was seen as elitist,

was blocked by the

0:53:450:53:47

Defence Secretary.

0:53:470:53:51

It is still an organisation

whose job is to be

0:53:510:53:53

ready for combat.

0:53:530:53:56

But the head of the army

says it must broaden its

0:53:560:53:59

appeal and reflect modern Britain.

0:53:590:54:07

Just quickly before we finish,

remember yesterday we were talking

0:54:070:54:10

about the Japanese astronaut who is

currently on the International Space

0:54:100:54:14

Station? He announced he had grown

nine centimetres in his three weeks

0:54:140:54:19

up in space. Now he has told us that

in fact he got that wrong, and in

0:54:190:54:23

fact he has grown two centimetres in

his three weeks in space. That is

0:54:230:54:29

average for astronauts in zero

gravity. They do grow, just not

0:54:290:54:33

quite as much as this man told us.

He says there was a measurement

0:54:330:54:38

error, which is one way of putting

it. Given that these astronauts have

0:54:380:54:41

to carry out lots of experiments, we

are hoping his attention to detail

0:54:410:54:45

is back on track pretty soon.

Apologies forgetting that wrong but

0:54:450:54:48

we took him at his word that he had

grown and he had not quite as much

0:54:480:54:52

as he said. See you tomorrow.

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