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Mississippi is BBC World News Today with any Tim Willcox. -- this is.
No, I am not going to listen to this. Could security police escort
Mr Mladic out of the court. And agree, defiant and refusing to
enter a plea. We report from the largest refugee camp in the world.
And what dangers ahead for the Amazon rainforest. Read in agreed
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This is the military lawyer that represented him in Belgrade. The
court is still examining them eligibility. This allowed Mr Milap
it to say he would not take part in the proceedings until the defence
team is changed. The you are I am not going to listen to this at
all. Without my lawyer, I am not going to listen any more. You are
talking in vain. By are not going to listen to anything. The court
orders that you will be removed We adjourn for a moment, canoe and
The chamber enters a plea of not guilty on behalf of the Mr Mladic.
If he had hoped to delay the proceedings, he did not manage it.
The judge entered not guilty pleas on his behalf.
Let speak now to the former un war crimes of charge Geoffrey Robertson.
We have seen these antics before. What will happen next?
The Today was a good example. The The Today was a good example. The
court is gaining strength. -- today. They will not put up with him at
shouting and making jesters as -- gestures as Ratko Mladic did. This
court will not put up with those antics, and quite rightly, when the
defendant was like this. It sent him downstairs. He does not have
legal advice yet. He wants a particular individual. -- legal
counsel. He is entitled to legal counsel of his choice, as long as
the lawyer is capable and also in good standing with his local bar.
What is happening is the Registrar of the court, an experienced lawyer,
is checking out and then Russian lawyer he has nominated. Indeed,
one would have thought that the event could have been avoided if
they had postponed it for a week. Anyway, it has been entered, not
guilty, and once it -- the lawyer checks out, if he is in good
standing and capable, he will represent him. Of course, if he is
no good, the court could, not impose council on him, but do what
they did before and a. What is called a friend of the court,
usually a distinguished QC to argue his points of law on his behalf.
he did not want to appear at the tribunal, could they impose...
Could they forced him to listen to the evidence?
This is much debated. In my view, they cannot. Longer go, the Chicago
conspiracy Trial when one defendant was bound and gagged. He was a
forced, in that way, to listen to the evidence against him. And
international courts cannot humiliate defendants if they do not
want to face the evidence against them. They are entitled to go
downstairs. But, at all costs, the trial must go on. And the
misbehaviour and delaying tactics of defendants can no longer be put
up with. Thank you for talking to With the case against him in the
you -- in New York on -- unravelling, Dominic Strauss-Kahn
faces a more allegations. A French writer said he attempted to rape
her in 2003. We can go to Paris has been to our correspondent. The
latest charge against him, which presumably complicate any political
attempt to at some sort of government or presidential position
even more? The timing is fascinating. Over the weekend we
had a snap poll as to what French people think and whether they could
contemplate a scenario when he would come back into French
politics. 49% said they could. The figures are stronger among the
Socialists, 60%. We have heard from the Socialist Party and there has
been relief expressed that the cases on the verge of collapse.
This is a different case to the one in New York. This involves a woman
within the circle of the family, known to his daughter and the god-
daughter of his second wife. In that sense, she has a different
profile to the chambermaid in New York. The attack allegations go
back to 2002. The prosecutors will look at it over the next couple of
weeks and asked why she did not come back sooner.
The statute allows a case to be brought within ten years and she
has made the allegations before. You yes, she is inside it because I
should correct myself, it is 2003. She made the allegations before on
a programme in 2007, a chat show, a bizarre programme. The editors
believed about his own name but it was an open secret in French
society that the man she alleged who attempted to rape her up was
Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The allegations have been sitting there.
She came out of the woodwork just after his arrest. There was a
question about why she did not proceed then. The lawyer said he
held off because he could not see a scenario where the two trials would
run concurrently. Now, if this ends in New York, they want to press
ahead. Thank you.
We can look at some of the other news. Syrian security forces have
moved into the city of Hama to try to reassert control. It comes after
a huge demonstration against President Assad. Residents say
police and soldiers were fighting running battles with protesters.
Hugo Chavez has returned home from Cuba to Venezuela after admitting
he had treatment for cancer. He spent almost a month in Cuba way
had a cancerous tumour removed. A A British soldier who went missing
from his base in Afghanistan has been found dead. He left the base
alone early on Monday morning. His body was discovered after and a
massive search. The United Nations say urgent action is needed to
tackle the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years. 10
million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Uganda
are affected. The threat of famine is forcing thousands to walk to
refugee camps in Kenya. Dadaab camp is a place where life hangs in the
balance. This six-month old is a malnourished and feverish. And this
is a baby who is even weaker. He has malnutrition, diarrhoea and a
chest infection. If he dies, the drought will have killed him. In
2011, once again, this corner of Africa is cursed, teetering on the
brink of disaster. This doctor is fighting a constant battle to save
life and it does not -- he does not always win. They come in very bad
shape. Sometimes the prognosis is poor. Her you do not stop there.
You have to look at the next one -- you do not. You do the best and go
ahead with the next one. the drought is killing livestock. The
animals are the only assets for many. To escape this drought people
macros are pouring into the refugee camp that is the biggest in the
world and getting bigger all the time. The United Nations say this
is not yet a famine, but it could be. They are classifying it as a
humanitarian emergency, a situation they say is deteriorating. It has
not rained properly around the region for two years. These people
are facing their worst drought for decades. Aid workers say they do
now have an earlier warning system to alert the world to impending
famine. The trouble is the world has not been listening.
Aden Duale is the deputy minister for livestock development in Kenya
and represents one of the affected areas. I spoke to him and Matthew
Wingate, and emergencies adviser for Save the children. I asked how
bad the situation was. The drought is very acute. Animals
are dying. There is no water. There is no pasture. The water pans are
dry. There is no pasture for the animals and no food for the people.
There is a huge migration of people to refugee camps and to urban
centres. Children and women. We expect the rain in late October. We
are thinking of the time in between, a drought, which has not been seen
in the past 20 years. The this needs an international
response. Is the international community stepping up to the plate?
It is beginning to. It is happening slowly. We have been responding to
the crisis for many months. We are signalling a trigger to say this
situation is so acute, the international community must scale
up. We are reaching hundreds of thousands of women and children at
the moment, but we must reach millions of children today, and we
will not see the situation improve in months before it gets better.
Time is of the essence. We have been calling for the community to
What are the figures form malnourished children at the
moment? As many as one in four in some places. We see many children
coming into the feeding centres, children who need to go to hospital
to be admitted as in-patients and be treated with therapeutic care.
That situation will only deteriorate unless we can get to
them immediately. It is expensive place to operate, it is very rural,
very diverse in areas, so to get to those places with difficult
infrastructure it takes a massive amount of resources and effort. We
are finding new ways of doing that but the challenge is immediate
right now. The harvest is three months away, is there a risk that
the drought could be, famine as well? Yes, the situation now is
turning to famine. The situation in the next three months is going to
turn into a major humanitarian crisis in the region. A region that
already had its share of conflict and what we are seeing again in
many parts of the pastoral ecosystem in the North and in the
Horn of Africa is that this crisis, this lack of pasture and water, and
the movement taking place is again leading to more conflict among the
pastoral communities. Conflict and insecurity will be the order of the
day in the next three months and you are asking government, as my
colleague said, time is essence. The government were meeting today,
they need to pull their socks up. The international community must
come and save the situation. If you look across the region, across the
pastoral setting up mainly in northern Kenya, the roads are in
bad shape. The environment is in very dire need in terms of the last
three-year as, that you see children and women very vulnerable
along the highways. They are looking for water, so the situation
as we have today, and focusing the next three months, it is a major,
major humanitarian crisis. Matthew, this is exacerbated by conflict in
Somalia and rising food prices. In terms of the number of people who
have actually died as a result of this, do you have any reliable
figures? No, they are extremely difficult to come by, but we know
that this is a very complex crisis. There is a simple solution - we
need to get food, water and urgent health care to the people affected.
The complexities of it, whether that is the conflict, the lack of
infrastructure, or the global food price problems which are
compounding the situation, are very much issues which the international
community is working on. We are working to protect people from the
nutritional final outcomes of these crisis, the final outcome being
death, but the moment now is to reconsider how we act and that is
about a simple solution. Thank you. The European Union says it will
resume emergency food aid to North Korea which is suffering its worst
food crisis in years. An unusually cold winter has devastated recent
harvests, while food aid from China, which has suffered recent droughts
and floods, has also declined. The EU says more than half a million
people are at risk of dying from malnutrition. When she came to
power as Brazil's first female president, Dilma Roussef promised
to prevent any changes in the law that would lead to more
deforestation. Within the next few months, the Brazilian government is
going to have to decide whether to approve proposals to relax the
Forest Code, which is designed to protect the Amazon rain forest.
Farmers and agricultural businesses want to be allowed to cultivate
more of their land, but environmentalists say the code
should be strengthened, not weakened. The lungs of the world,
where millions of trees absorb carbon dioxide and save the planet
from more dramatic changes to weather patterns. The forest is
home to countless unique species of animals and plants, but years of
deforestation have left them vulnerable, as farmers clear the
land to provide pasture for their cattle and to grow valuable cash
crops like soya and corn. The indigenous tribes who live here say
their traditional way of life is under threat. TRANSLATION: Today
everybody is destroying the forest or around, I don't want this. I
told many people that if we destroy the forest, there will be no shade.
There will be a great wind and the ground will overheat. That is my
fear. This gives you a pretty good idea of what deforestation looks
like. Over there, as far as the eye can see, virgin rainforest. But
right here, this road that has been cleared illegally and down there,
cattle grazing. Within the next few years, the cattle may have gone on
this could be used for growing soya. It is corn harvest time now, and
with food prices are at record levels, farmers want to expand to
grow more. The world needs more food, and they are more than happy
to provide it. The Forest Code says that here, close to the Amazon,
farmers can cultivate only 20% of the land they own. The other 80%
has to be left untouched to protect the forest. That is what they want
to change. TRANSLATION: I feel cheated because 80% of my money is
tied up in protecting the environment for the rest of the
world but I don't get anything out of it. Environmentalists want the
laws to be strengthened to protect this, but the government is coming
under enormous pressure from agricultural business interests who
want to be able to develop more of their land. The government says it
will veto any proposal that threatens the rainforest, but the
next few months will be a crucial test - can Brazil really protected
environment? A statue of the former US President
Ronald Reagan has been unveiled outside the American embassy in
London. The three-metre bronze monument is to mark 100 years since
the birth of the man who led the United States since the Cold War.
Just what Londoners were calling out for, another statue of an
American President. But today that is what they got, a 10 ft Ronald
Reagan was unveiled in London. statue of Ronald Reagan is quite
clearly a memorial and a commemoration of the glorious past,
but more importantly it is a call to an even more glorious future.
is the end of a series of events to mark 100 years since Ronald
Reagan's birth. He was like a mountain. If you stand on the
mountain, it doesn't look that impressive, but if you travel away
from the mountain, and turn to look back, you can really see how that
mountain changed the landscape. Missing from the audience, Reagan's
political soulmate Baroness Thatcher. She had hoped to return
but couldn't because of ill-health. There were plenty of other
Conservatives in attendance. I am a big fan of Ronald Reagan. When I
was a very young Conservative, I went to America and witnessed him
winning the election against Jimmy Carter. He has been an inspiration
to anyone on the centre right of politics. It is not all Stars and
Stripes, guessed after the ceremony can enjoy some independence Day
treats like hot dogs, candyfloss and doughnuts.
Bowler hats, blue skies, apples, images that defy logic - Rene
Magritte's pictures can be seen on bedroom walls, CD covers and
adverts but he has not always been taken seriously in the art world.
Now when you exhibition in the Tate in Liverpool has been put on to
show how good the art by the man in the bowler hat really was. The
bowler hats, the apples, and the sense that something is not quite
right. We are in the strange world of Rene Magritte. This one, where
it is daylight at the top, night time at the bottom. And it feels
very, very familiar indeed. These images have been seen all over the
world in all sorts of places. Isn't that right? Yes indeed, it is one
of his best images. It is fascinating because it is so simple.
Perfectly executed. The image appears at first to be normal, but
on closer inspection it is not. It is familiar perhaps because it has
been used as an album cover and it is not the only one. Once you start
looking, Rene Magritte is everywhere. Album covers, Jackson
Browne, many others, endlessly exploited. It is getting quite
boring in the way advertising in particular commercial art is using
Rene Magritte. Adverts for love Rene Magritte. Britain pioneered
strange, funny, intriguing adverts in the 60s and took inspiration
from Rene Magritte. As did the Beatles with Apple Records. However,
the art world was not so keen. art world generally is not good
with levity. Rene Magritte has probably been undone by his
popularity. His used in advertising, and the general sense of liberty in
the work. That is why this exhibition is taking place - his
ideas are everywhere from billboards to children's TV, but
this is a way of honouring just how good the bowler-hatted Belgian
really was. That is it from the programme. Next,
It has been a warm day in the sunshine right across the UK.
Tomorrow the want is limited to eastern part of England, elsewhere
it will be turning cooler. This area of low pressure is pushing
away the high pressure that has given us fine days. This will be
staying for the rest of the week, keeping it unsettled. Tomorrow this
band of rain spread eastwards during the day, behind it showers
will be following. This is the position of the rain at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon. Ahead of that, for eastern counties of England, it
will be even warmer than today. Some places could see 28 degrees
Celsius before the rain comes in for the evening. In the south-west
it will be brightening up in the afternoon, the temperatures will be
much lower than today. In Gloucester, closer to 17, maybe 18
degrees tomorrow afternoon. For Northern Ireland, some afternoon
Sally spells but even here the temperature will be a good five
degrees down on today. That band of rain will start to feed into