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Oxfam is in crisis talks

with the Government over the scandal

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of aid workers using prostitutes

in Haiti, seven years ago.

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The International Development

Secretary at the time says

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the charity didn't explain the full

extent of what happened.

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I think Oxfam were economical

with the truth

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about what they were investigating.

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They may well have stuck

by the letter of the rules

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but they certainly did not

stick by the spirit.

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The Government is now threatening

to cut funding to Oxfam,

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of more than £30 million.

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We will have reaction from Haiti.

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Also this lunchtime:

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Three Britons killed

in the helicopter crash

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in the Grand Canyon,

have been named.

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Theresa May and the Irish Prime

Minister are in Belfast,

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amid new hopes power sharing can be

restored at Stormont.

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There are new details

of Prince Harry's wedding

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to Meghan Markel, including

a carriage procession

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through the centre of Windsor.

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And the first pictures have been

released of an iceberg, that's

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broken away from the Antarctic ice

sheet, and it's four times

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the size of London.

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Coming up in the sport on BBC news,

high winds cause big problems for

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the women's slopestyle. Amy Fuller

from Great Britain crashes and

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finishes 17th.

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Good afternoon and welcome

to the BBC News at One.

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Senior officials from Oxfam

are in emergency talks today

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with the International Development

Secretary, to try to prevent

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Government funding being cut,

following the scandal involving some

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of its aid workers and prostitutes.

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It's claimed the charity failed

to give the Government full

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details of what happened,

in the wake of the devastating

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earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

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Oxfam denies there's

been a cover up.

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Matt Cole reports.

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In the worst imaginable

circumstances, Oxfam staff were

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meant to be in Haiti to help. It's

now clear son had a very different

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agenda. Amidst claims of sex parties

and prostitutes, Oxfam sacked four

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staff and allowed three others to

quit including their country

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director who went on to secure work

with another aid organisation. Oxfam

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denies it has covered up what

happened but now it has emerged the

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international of element secretary

wants answers about the way it

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handled the case.

We are talking

about an historic case but it is

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common in some respects, still live.

They still have information they

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should be giving to the authorities.

It is to the department here that

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Oxfam's leaders were summoned to

make their case to the Secretary of

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State following her threats to cut

millions of pounds of funding if she

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didn't like their answers. But there

are also questions for the Charity

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Commission which regulates these

matters, not least how much it new

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and why didn't do more.

They did say

they were investigating some

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allegations of sexual misconduct.

So

why wasn't that looked into further?

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Because what was not clear was the

extent and seriousness of those,

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which, as I've said, they assured

us, in fact, they categorically said

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there was no allegations of abuse of

beneficiaries.

Andrew Mitchell was

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the International Development

Secretary when all this took place.

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I think Oxfam were economical with

the truth about what they were

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investigating. They may well have

stuck by the letter of the rules,

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but they certainly did not stick by

the spirit. After all, one of the

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big changes we made in 2010 was to

introduce much greater transparency

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and openness into the way

international development takes

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place. I'm afraid Oxfam were very

clearly in breach of that at the

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time.

There are also questions for

civil servants here, after another

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former Secretary of State, Priti

Patel suggested they dismissed her

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efforts to question how wide a

problem sexual abuse and predatory

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behaviour is in the charity sector.

Haiti Save the Children has vomited

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it had 31 claims of sexual

harassment last year but if says

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everyone must do more.

I will not

sit here pretending you can wave a

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magic wand and eliminate all risk

tomorrow. I can assure the British

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public and the British public and

the people who are ultimately

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responsible for... These vulnerable

women and children, that we will

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give this our best shot.

Oxfam says

it has now put new safeguarding

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measures in place including tougher

vetting of staff. Other charities

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are calling for a new sector wide

passport that workers can take from

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agency to agency to verify they are

suitable and saved to be trusted

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helping those most in need.

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Our Diplomatic Correspondent

James Landale is here.

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James, to be clear, it's not just

Oxfam facing a crisis with the

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government over funding over

allegations of sexual misconduct?

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The government has made it very

clear that they are going to write

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to all charities that receive public

funding to say, look, do you have

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any allegations of abuse? Within

your own organisation and also what

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safeguards do you have in place and

at the government is not satisfied,

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they will also have the threat of

losing their public funding hanging

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over them. There's clearly a

specific issue relation to

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charities. The Charity Commission,

the body that regulates the sector

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said this morning, they know of 1000

cases at the moment. That's not just

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the aid sector that the whole

charitable sector. The prime Mr's

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official spokesman in this morning

was clear. They said the government

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has to do more -- the Prime

Minister's official spokesman. For

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the charity to toughen up their

procedures, vetting and recruitment,

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to ensure that people who have

positions of authority, money or

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because they have some kind of

authority over vulnerable people who

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are being helped by the charities,

do not have the opportunity for

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these kind of cases do take place

again.

Thank you.

-- to take place

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again.

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Our correspondent Will Grant

is in Haiti - he explained

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that the aid sector will need

to work very hard to rebuild trust

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within the country.

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By and large, the reaction

in Haiti to the Oxfam

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scandal has been twofold.

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On the one hand, there is deep

anger, resentment at the fact

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that this organisation,

ostensibly here to help

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the country's most vulnerable

after the 2010 earthquake,

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ended up exploiting

those people, instead.

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And there is a certain

degree of resignation.

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People here say that

the sorts of abuses that

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are happening were well known.

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We have reached out to people

in the charity sector who say

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they had certainly heard

the rumours, and they point

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to a wider culture

of abuse they say has been happening

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among international organisations.

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They point at the UN

peacekeeping force, for example,

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a very high-profile case of alleged

sexual abuse of minors,

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and the fact the UN peacekeeping

force was said to have introduced

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cholera to this country.

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As for Oxfam, they say

they're going to work hard

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to rebuild public trust,

in Britain, in their reputation.

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In fact, they already have a very,

very long way to go to rebuild trust

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in Haiti again, too.

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Three British tourists killed

in a helicopter crash

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in the Grand Canyon,

have been named

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by police in America.

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Becky Dobson, Jason Hill

and Stuart Hill, died

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on Saturday evening.

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Three other Britons,

and the pilot, were injured.

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Here's James Cook.

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The helicopter came down

in rocky, remote terrain,

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bursting into flames.

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It appears the survivors

were able to get out,

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despite suffering serious injuries.

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But three Britons on board

died at the scene.

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27-year-old Becky Dobson,

30-year-old Stuart Hill,

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and Jason Hill, who was 32.

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For the survivors, three young

Britons and the pilot,

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the ordeal was far from over.

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Rescuers including local military

personnel were flown in,

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but then had to walk to the crash

site using night-vision goggles.

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It was more than eight hours before

the injured were flown

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to hospital in Las Vegas.

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We weren't able to extract

everybody from the crash site

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until 2am this morning.

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High winds, brownout dust

conditions, rugged to rain,

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High winds, brownout dust

conditions, rugged terrain,

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and as you know, when you fly

in treacherous conditions like this,

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you have to have special

training and special people.

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It's not clear what caused

the crash, which involved

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a Eurocopter EC130.

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The tour company, Papillon Airways,

says it is the world's largest

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aerial sightseeing outfit,

flying around 600,000 people year.

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In 2001, six people died

when another of the firm's

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Grand Canyon helicopters crashed.

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The Foreign Office says it is now

providing support to the British

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families of this weekend's victims.

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James Cook, BBC News, Las Vegas.

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Mireya Villa-Real from CBS News

is at Grand Canyon West.

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It's early days, nine, but are there

any indications as to what may have

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caused the crash? -- it's early

days, I know.

Good afternoon. What

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we know right now is that it's still

too early in the investigation do

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know what might have caused the

accident. As we heard the police

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chief talk about, the weather is

something they are looking at. There

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are federal investigators that will

be on the scene today. The Federal

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aviation administration as one of

the National Transportation Safety

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Board. They will take a look at

everything here, talking to

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witnesses and surveying the scene.

They mentioned yesterday that

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something truly important, there is

a camera and black box that was on

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the helicopter and they have

retrieved that and they will be

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reviewing that. We also know that

tribal leaders from the reservation

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nearby building meeting with these

federal agencies to figure out

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exactly what they could have done or

what will be done in the future to

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make sure this doesn't happen again.

Thank you.

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Theresa May and the Irish Prime

Minister, Leo Varadkar,

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are visiting Belfast for talks

with Northern Ireland's

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main political parties.

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There are suggestions

the Democratic Unionists

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and Sinn Fein, could be close

to a deal to restore

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devolved government,

after the failure of several

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previous rounds of negotiations.

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Power sharing at

Stormont collapsed more

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than a year ago.

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Keith Doyle reports.

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The first visit for the Prime

Minister this morning was the

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bombarding a factory in Belfast.

Last month, a surprise settlement in

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a long running trade dispute saw

jobs secured. Mrs's secure visit to

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Belfast is seen as positive. To rest

all the Northern Ireland executive.

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Northern Ireland has been run by

civil servants since the

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power-sharing executive collapsed in

January last year. Tensions between

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the ruling parties, the Democratic

Unionists and Sinn Fein, of

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implementing the Irish language and

same-sex marriage as well as an

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overall acrimonious relationship. It

has resulted in 13 months of

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stalemate. At the weekend, the new

Sinn Fein leader, Mary Lou McDonald,

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indicated that some sort of deal

might be in the making. But it seems

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that may now be the case. The Prime

Minister was last in Northern

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Ireland in the election campaign and

has been criticised for what some

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described as a hands off approach to

restoring the power-sharing

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executive. Today's visit is a clear

indication that progress has been

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made. The prime nest is meeting the

parties at Stormont, the home of the

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assembly along with the Irish

premier. The speculation is the deal

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to restore the power-sharing

assembly may include a workaround to

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resolve the issue of the official

status of the Irish language, which

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has been a better source of division

between the DUP and Sinn Fein. The

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bitter source. Restoring the

power-sharing executive would come

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at a crucial time for Northern

Ireland as it faces another huge

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issue, Brexit and the Irish border.

The Irish comment wants further

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guarantees that there will be no

hard border. Theresa May has given

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those guarantees but as yet, no

clear plans have emerged to show how

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that will be the case. While this

has all the makings of being a day

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for deals, these days have come and

gone in Northern Ireland in the

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past. How much confidence is there

that perhaps power-sharing could be

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restored?

The tea shop and Prime

Minister are in talks at the moment.

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They are having them here, and it

indicates the deal is in the air. It

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is far from buying and delivered.

The Irish language, the DUP has said

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that it would not bring in the

stand-alone bill that will not

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increase the level of the Irish

language to an official status. Sinn

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Fein has said that is exactly what

they want. Having the Taoiseach and

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the Prime Minister here, they are

both saying they are encouraging the

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parties to reach an agreement and

emphasising the importance of

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reaching an agreement. The DUP has

said this morning that there is

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still work to be done. While there

is optimism that a deal is possible,

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the fact that the optimism is geared

up toward a deal being done today, I

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think that is far-fetched. It is

more likely that we are likely to

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see a deal this week rather than

today.

Thank you.

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London City Airport has

been closed for the day,

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affecting almost 20,000 passengers,

after a Second World War

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bomb was found nearby.

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All flights have been cancelled

or rerouted to other airports

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and local residents have been

asked to evacuate.

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The bomb was discovered by divers

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in the River Thames.

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The Metropolitan Police estimate

that, depending on the tides,

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the operation should be over

by tomorrow morning.

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Kensington Palace has announced more

details of the wedding

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of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

at Windsor Castle.

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The service, in St George's Chapel,

will begin at midday on May

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the 19th, avoiding a clash

with the FA Cup Final.

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Here's our royal correspondent

Nicholas Witchell.

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They are said to be closely

involved in the arrangements

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for their wedding, which is now

a little less than 14 weeks away.

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As already announced,

it will take place in the historic

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setting of St George's Chapel

within Windsor Castle

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on Saturday 19th May.

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The service will begin

at midday with the Dean

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of Windsor officiating,

and the Archbishop of Canterbury,

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Justin Welby, leading

the service itself.

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Room within the chapel

is limited, there'll be space

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for around 800 guests.

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But after the service,

at one o'clock, the couple, married,

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as they will be by then,

will set off in a carriage

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procession, through the centre

of Windsor and then a long walk back

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to the castle for a reception

in St George's Hall.

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The carriage procession, they hope,

will fulfil the pledge they made

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at the time of their engagement

to make it possible for members

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of the public to feel

part of the occasion.

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Nicholas Witchell, BBC News.

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Our top story this lunchtime.

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Oxfam is in crisis talks

with the Government over the scandal

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of aid workers using prostitutes

in Haiti, seven years ago.

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She's gone huge!

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And coming up - battling

against the weather -

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it's high winds, not just freezing

weather, causing havoc for

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competitors at the Winter Olympics.

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Coming up in sport, the American

teenager Chloe Kim with a

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spectacular run in halfpipe

qualifying.

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Despite an agreement

allowing Rohingya Moslems

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to return to Myanmar,

from refugee camps in Bangladesh,

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many say they won't go home.

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Hundreds of thousands of people fled

a military crackdown and violence

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from pro-government militia groups

Myanmar last year, but now

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want safety guarantees

and the right to citizenship,

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before going back.

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Well, three aid workers from one

charity have been filming video

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diaries of their work helping

the Rohingya at the world's largest

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refugee camp in Bangladesh.

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Chris Rogers reports.

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The world's largest refugee camp.

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This is home to more than 800,000

Rohingya Muslim refugees,

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escaping persecution

in Buddhist dominated Myanmar.

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Dr Ramiz Momeni,

Genevieve Jones-Hernandez

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and Sarah Wade have travelled

the world helping refugees.

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But nothing can prepare them

for what lies ahead.

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The Humanitas charity

are heading deep into the camp,

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where there is no aid

to a medical centre.

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We are walking to set up our clinic,

where no one else has reached yet.

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So obviously it's going to be tough.

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There are so many babies,

newborns, 14 days old.

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They don't have any food, starving.

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DR MOMENI:

An underweight baby...

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She was prescribed vitamins but just

for her, not for the baby.

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Honestly, it's like the baby's...

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Yeah...

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Dying.

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So, we've just organised

for her to go and get referred,

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because she needs to go

to a hospital and for that she needs

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to have her ID card.

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Tell her that we're very

sorry she lost the baby.

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I think we expected to turn up

and be working alongside a lot more

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organisations or volunteers.

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We've worked within the Syrian

refugee crisis, and it was full

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of organisations and volunteers

and people there on the ground,

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and I think we expected this

to be slightly similar,

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and it isn't.

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Her pulse is very low, so we're just

rushing to the hospital.

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We've got these newly arrived

Rohingyas and severe,

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severe dehydration.

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There is an absolute lack

of aid for these people.

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Large international aid

organisations complain Myanmar has

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blocked aid convoys and staff

reaching the refugee camp.

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It's time for the team to head home,

but more refugees arrive,

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in biblical numbers.

0:18:470:18:50

All of these people are tired, sick,

hungry, and yet have

0:18:500:18:54

reached their final destination

in this camp and set up home.

0:18:540:19:00

It's not so much that it's

a difficult thing to be here.

0:19:000:19:03

I think it would be a more

difficult thing to leave,

0:19:030:19:05

knowing that we are leaving these

people in such a dire situation.

0:19:050:19:10

This is my last exit from the camp,

because we're heading home tomorrow.

0:19:100:19:14

Somehow, they're incredible.

0:19:140:19:17

THEY CHEER.

0:19:170:19:20

And, you know the way that I see it,

we're here to be a positive

0:19:200:19:23

influence, a positive...

0:19:230:19:25

You know, so we have

to come with energy,

0:19:250:19:28

come with smiles, come

with balloons, bubbles,

0:19:280:19:30

as well as the medicine.

0:19:300:19:32

Show them that people care.

0:19:320:19:36

Chris Rogers reporting there,

and viewers in London can see more

0:19:360:19:39

of that report on "Inside Out"

tonight at 7.30, on BBC One -

0:19:390:19:42

and on the BBC iPlayer.

0:19:420:19:46

The leadership of South Africa's

ruling ANC is meeting this lunchtime

0:19:460:19:49

to decide on the future of

President Zuma.

0:19:490:19:53

He has remained in office

despite repeated calls

0:19:530:19:55

for him to stand down

amid allegations of corruption.

0:19:550:20:01

The new ANC leader, Cyril Ramaphosa,

has issued an ultimatum,

0:20:010:20:04

that Mr Zuma must stand down,

or be forced out.

0:20:040:20:06

Pumza Fihlani is in Pretoria.

0:20:060:20:13

What are the chances of Jacob Zuma

finally learning his fate today? I'm

0:20:130:20:21

sorry, we seem to have lost the line

to South Africa. We might bring you

0:20:210:20:26

that story.

0:20:260:20:31

Rescue workers have found the second

black box flight recorder

0:20:310:20:33

from an airliner that crashed

near Moscow over the weekend,

0:20:330:20:36

killing all 71 people on board.

0:20:360:20:37

Russia's Emergencies Minister says

he wants the ongoing

0:20:370:20:39

search operation to be

completed this evening.

0:20:390:20:41

Weather conditions, human error

and technical failure

0:20:410:20:43

are being considered as possible

causes of the crash.

0:20:430:20:51

It's estimated that £3-4 billion

0:20:560:20:57

is being laundered every year

in Europe via so-called

0:20:570:21:00

cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin -

that's according to the director

0:21:000:21:02

of the law enforcement

agency Europol.

0:21:020:21:03

Rob Wainwright has told the BBC's

Panorama programme that more

0:21:030:21:06

regulation is now urgently needed.

0:21:060:21:07

Spencer Kelly reports.

0:21:070:21:15

A cryptocurrency mine, almost hidden

in Iceland's snowy landscape. These

0:21:150:21:20

mines manage currencies like

Bitcoin.

0:21:200:21:26

Bitcoin. There are in their owners

cryptocurrency to doing so and many

0:21:260:21:29

have popped up to cash in. Every

single one of these is a desktop

0:21:290:21:36

computer. There are thousands of

them, all wired together. This

0:21:360:21:42

particular mine contains 20,000

machines, a very expensive setup.

0:21:420:21:47

Unlike with normal currencies,

Bitcoin transactions pass through

0:21:470:21:52

machines not through a bank. Because

there's no central point, it's hard

0:21:520:21:57

to trace the money as moves around.

The criminals, it's an almost

0:21:570:22:03

perfect system for money-laundering,

something of growing concern to the

0:22:030:22:06

charities.

There are three or £4

billion worth of dirty money being

0:22:060:22:12

laundered each year I think in

Europe through virtual currencies.

0:22:120:22:16

It's still a small proportion of the

overall amount, but it's quickly

0:22:160:22:21

growing. Because this is an

unregulated area, highly and an

0:22:210:22:26

iced, very difficult for the police

to identify who's cashing this out,

0:22:260:22:32

we need the help of regulators and

legislators.

Politicians admit the

0:22:320:22:38

recent cryptocurrency frenzy has

called them asleep at the wheel.

I

0:22:380:22:42

think that to date cryptocurrency

hasn't been on Parliament's agenda.

0:22:420:22:48

I think probably hand on heart we've

all been too slow, but the

0:22:480:22:52

opportunity isn't lost and we should

get on with the job now.

Some

0:22:520:22:55

investors have made a lot of money

from Bitcoin. Tim Draper correctly

0:22:550:23:01

predicted the body would explode

last year, and pocketed hundreds of

0:23:010:23:04

millions of dollars.

If we bang, it

could easily go to a million in any

0:23:040:23:17

given period of time. Because

depending on people's perception and

0:23:170:23:23

how excited they are and how the

press portrays it and how

0:23:230:23:28

governments push it around.

Others,

even the infamous scammer known

0:23:280:23:42

even the infamous scammer known as

the Wolf of Wall Street...

It's easy

0:23:420:23:44

to think this is going to be the

next big thing. People are

0:23:440:23:49

mortgaging their homes, taking loans

out on their credit cards, putting

0:23:490:23:53

their last dollars in two Bitcoin.

The ones that get slaughtered the

0:23:530:23:58

most at the end of the day the

average mums and dads.

It is these

0:23:580:24:01

concerns that have led Lloyds bank

and Virgin Money to ban the buying

0:24:010:24:06

and selling of cryptocurrency with

credit cards. And with calls for

0:24:060:24:09

worldwide regulation, the rules

around cryptocurrency could soon be

0:24:090:24:15

much more controlled. Spencer Kelly,

BBC News.

0:24:150:24:19

And you can see the full report

tonight on Panorama,

0:24:190:24:22

that's at 8.30 on BBC One.

0:24:220:24:30

Let's return to the ANC meeting

taking place in South Africa

0:24:310:24:36

deciding the fate of Jacob Zuma. I

was asking you earlier what are the

0:24:360:24:41

chances that Mr Zuma will finally

learn what's going to happen to him?

0:24:410:24:47

It certainly seems the writing is on

the wall. This is officially D-Day

0:24:470:24:51

for the country's president. The

African National Congress have made

0:24:510:24:56

no secret they've run out of

patience. We understand that behind

0:24:560:25:00

me in the conference room the party

is going to officially make a

0:25:000:25:03

decision to recall him. The stakes

are high, political parties are

0:25:030:25:08

planning to begin campaigning for

the national elections which are

0:25:080:25:10

meant to be in 2019, and the ANC

doesn't want to begin the race with

0:25:100:25:16

President Jacob Zuma still

lingering.

Thank you.

0:25:160:25:22

The first pictures have been

released of an iceberg,

0:25:220:25:24

which has broken away

from the Antarctic ice

0:25:240:25:26

sheet, and it's four

times the size of London.

0:25:260:25:28

Scientists say they're on an urgent

mission to document the marine eco

0:25:280:25:32

system of the Continent,

hidden for more than

0:25:320:25:39

100,000 years.

0:25:390:25:40

Our science correspondent

Victoria Gill has the details.

0:25:400:25:42

A new perspective on a 6000 square

kilometre swathe of floating ice.

0:25:420:25:48

So the iceberg is 150 kilometres

long, 50 kilometres wide,

0:25:480:25:52

and will be about 150 metres deep.

0:25:520:25:57

You will be able to see the first

20-30 metres above the water,

0:25:570:26:00

and everything else is underneath.

0:26:000:26:04

The trillion tonne A-68 iceberg

is gradually drifting away

0:26:040:26:07

from the Antarctic continent

and into the sea.

0:26:070:26:10

It's these ice-filled waters

and the sea floor beneath them that

0:26:100:26:12

scientists are now to explore.

0:26:120:26:20

In the British Antarctic Survey

vessel, the James Clark Ross,

0:26:200:26:22

a team will spend three weeks

studying the marine life that has

0:26:220:26:25

been locked away here for millennia.

0:26:250:26:26

They've described it

as a treacherous but urgent mission.

0:26:260:26:29

There are likely to be

new species discovered,

0:26:290:26:31

as researchers seek out

the creatures that make their home

0:26:310:26:34

beneath the vast ice sheet.

0:26:340:26:37

We have no idea what living

underneath these huge ice shelves.

0:26:370:26:43

We assume it is animals that

are specially adapted to life

0:26:430:26:46

without green food and vegetarian,

so we have a lot of

0:26:460:26:49

scavengers and carnivores.

0:26:490:26:50

So we expect animals

like in the deep sea,

0:26:500:26:57

that doesn't have light as well.

0:26:570:26:59

But the team also hopes

to understand the processes that

0:26:590:27:01

caused the iceberg to break away.

0:27:010:27:03

This could reveal more

about just how this fragile,

0:27:030:27:05

frozen wilderness at the bottom

of the world will change

0:27:050:27:07

as the climate warms.

0:27:070:27:08

Victoria Gill, BBC News.

0:27:080:27:11

Bad weather's making headlines again

at the Winter Olympics

0:27:110:27:14

in South Korea, but this time it's

not the cold, but the wind that's

0:27:140:27:17

making life challenging

for the competitors.

0:27:170:27:20

The final of the women's giant

slalom has now been postponed.

0:27:200:27:23

And after the heats of the women's

snowboard slopestyle

0:27:230:27:26

were cancelled yesterday,

today's final did go ahead,

0:27:260:27:28

but in conditions some

described as "dangerous".

0:27:280:27:32

From Pyeongchang,

Andy Swiss reports.

0:27:320:27:39

Just getting to the

start was a struggle.

0:27:390:27:43

Howling winds for the women's

snowboarders and soon

0:27:430:27:44

a blizzard of controversy.

0:27:440:27:47

Instead of postponing, they went

ahead, with calamitous results.

0:27:470:27:52

Instead of postponing, they went

ahead, with calamitous results.

0:27:520:27:53

COMMENTATOR:

Goodness me!

0:27:530:27:55

Quite how no one was injured,

especially Slovakia's Klaudia

0:27:550:27:57

Medlova, almost defied belief.

0:27:570:28:00

As one after another,

their hopes crash landed.

0:28:000:28:03

All of the 25 riders fell

at some point, including

0:28:030:28:05

Britain's Aimee Fuller.

0:28:050:28:08

The wind forced to pull out

of a jump on her first run,

0:28:080:28:11

which meant on the second

it was all or nothing,

0:28:110:28:13

and agonisingly it was the latter.

0:28:130:28:19

Fuller finished 17th,

but more importantly, intact.

0:28:190:28:21

The conditions, she said,

where simply brutal.

0:28:210:28:27

It felt like I had

a sailboat under my board.

0:28:270:28:30

The wind ripped me sideways.

0:28:300:28:31

There wasn't a chance

I was going to land.

0:28:310:28:33

So, yeah, devastated.

0:28:330:28:40

Amidst the chaos, America's Jamie

Anderson kept her balance

0:28:400:28:42

and her Olympic title.

0:28:420:28:43

Organisers felt it had been safe

to start the final, but was it?

0:28:430:28:48

The coaches and judges,

they all have a chat together

0:28:480:28:50

and make a decision at the top

of the slope.

0:28:500:28:52

I wonder what went on in that

conversation, why somebody didn't

0:28:520:28:55

say let's postpone this.

0:28:550:29:01

say let's postpone this.

0:29:010:29:05

These biting winds have already

blown the schedule off course.

0:29:050:29:08

Today's women's giant slalom

had to be postponed,

0:29:080:29:10

and with more high winds forecast

tomorrow there could

0:29:100:29:12

be more disruption.

0:29:120:29:13

For now though, there will be relief

no one was badly hurt,

0:29:130:29:16

on a day when extreme sport

certainly lived up to its name.

0:29:160:29:19

And the Swiss, BBC

News, Pyeongchang.

0:29:190:29:27

The makers of a new film adaptation

of the Peter rabbit books have

0:29:280:29:33

apologised over the treatment of a

character who has food allergies. In

0:29:330:29:37

one scene the boy who is allergic to

blackberries is pelted with the

0:29:370:29:41

fruit by a gang of rabbits. The

charity Allergy UK says it

0:29:410:29:47

trivialises a life-threatening

condition.

0:29:470:29:51

Pretty terrible weather in South

Korea, what about here? We are going

0:29:510:29:57

Pretty terrible weather in South

Korea, what about here? We are going

0:29:570:29:57

to have some pretty strong winds

over the next 24 hours. Over the

0:29:570:30:01

weekend we've had a number of snow

showers which has left a covering of

0:30:010:30:06

snow in places. In Staffordshire

we've got some snow on the ground at

0:30:060:30:10

the moment. Although today's weather

is quite quiet, it's going to cause

0:30:100:30:15

some problems not just in terms of

wind overnight. Some of us will also

0:30:150:30:19

see a spell of heavy snow. Most

areas having dry weather with

0:30:190:30:26

sunshine. There are wintry showers

across the north-west. Here the

0:30:260:30:31

showers will be heavy and showery

with hail and blunder mixed in. It

0:30:310:30:36

feels quite cold if you're out and

about. Overnight tonight that wind

0:30:360:30:42

will continue to pick up in

strength. Could see gusts of wind up

0:30:420:30:47

to 70 miles an hour. The thing that

most of all catches your eye is the

0:30:470:30:55

rain turning to snow. The White

indicating weather heavy snow is

0:30:550:30:59

likely to be falling. That will

cause some problems out and about as

0:30:590:31:03

we look at the rush hour for

Tuesday. The snow coming down very

0:31:030:31:07

heavily. With 5-10 centimetres of

snow expected over higher parts of

0:31:070:31:13

Scotland, down further south if you

centimetres could cause problems on

0:31:130:31:18

the roads. Similar for parts of

Northern Ireland and the Cumbrian

0:31:180:31:21

fells. Further south, a bit more of

a mixture. You're more likely to see

0:31:210:31:27

a spell of link rain across southern

counties of England. The rain grinds

0:31:270:31:33

to a halt late in the afternoon.

Cold and dank in the East of

0:31:330:31:39

England. Elsewhere some sunshine but

feeling cold.

0:31:390:31:46

feeling cold. As that front clears

out of the way, clearing skies could

0:31:460:31:50

allow a frost and risk of icy

stretches. Further west on Wednesday

0:31:500:31:53

we've got the same kind of scenario.

Strong winds followed by another

0:31:530:31:58

weather front. The snow mainly

targeting the high ground of

0:31:580:32:02

northern England and Scotland. The

rain could be quite heavy.

0:32:020:32:07

Temperatures struggling across

eastern areas but further west it

0:32:070:32:10

could get milder. Temperatures

pushing up to 9 degrees in Plymouth

0:32:100:32:14

and Belfast as well. Looking towards

the end of the week and the weekend,

0:32:140:32:20

high pressure building across the

South. Becoming dry across southern

0:32:200:32:24

areas. We should see things turning

milder over the next few days. A

0:32:240:32:31

spell of disruptive snow on the

cards across parts of the north of

0:32:310:32:36

the UK overnight tonight and into

tomorrow as well.

0:32:360:32:44

A reminder of our main

story this lunchtime.

0:32:440:32:46

Oxfam is in crisis talks

with the Government,

0:32:460:32:47

over the scandal of aid workers

using prostitutes in

0:32:470:32:50

in Haiti, seven years ago.

0:32:500:32:52

in Haiti, seven years ago.

0:32:520:32:53

The International Development

Secretary at the time said the

0:32:530:32:56

charity didn't explain the full

extent of what happened.

I think

0:32:560:32:59

Oxfam were economic or with the

truth about what they were

0:32:590:33:03

investigating. They may have stuck

by the letter of the rules, but they

0:33:030:33:07

certainly didn't stick by the

spirit.

0:33:070:33:31