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children - persuaded by a policeman to leave their hiding place and
Hundreds are killed in an earthquake in Pakistan, as entire villages
elephants die as ivory poachers poison a watering hole at Zimbabwe's
largest game park. We find out more about their latest brutal tactic.
And - short of money? Have an "it" fashionistas are using handbags
Hello and welcome. New pictures emerged of a dramatic rescue from a
shopping mall siege in Kenya. These as the country began three days
shopping mall siege in Kenya. These mourning for the beacons of the
terrorist attack. 67 people are known to have died. Dozens more
terrorist attack. 67 people are still missing, with Kenyan troops
wreckage to look for more bodies. Startling new footage from the first
day of the attack. Lying in the centre, a plainclothes policeman. On
the left, a mother and her two children. But they are only playing
dead. They are too scared to move an inch. The policeman crawls over
dead. They are too scared to move an finally as waves the traumatised
family to run while they still can. Today Nairobi's Westgate shopping
mall remained sealed off. Soldiers have now finished checking for VB
traps, allowing forensic experts in to try to identify the bodies left
examinations are going on. We expect that the exercise or forensics audit
will take not less than seven days. Meanwhile, many people are still
searching the mortar is here for relatives. There is still confusion
Somalia's militants Al-Shabab, who today said more than 100 civilians
have died. More footage of the attack has now emerged, people being
rescued here. Six British people are attack has now emerged, people being
rescued here. Six British people are known to have died. This is not
rescued here. Six British people are an atrocity that threatens Kenya. It
to shoulder with the Kenyans and we is for all of us. We stand shoulder
to shoulder with the Kenyans and we are here to work closely with the
efforts to support which is National 's involved. Today Kenya is starting
some marking it I donating blood for pensive. We have not be able to
some marking it I donating blood for answers, really. The residence is
some marking it I donating blood for is a global problem, not just a
some marking it I donating blood for As Andrew was saying, the siege
lasted four days and most Kenyans is believed it is all over. Fears of a
reprisal against Nairobi's sizeable Muslim community have so far proved
unfounded. We have been speaking to well as the head of Kenya's Muslim
body. The siege may be over but well as the head of Kenya's Muslim
generosity of Kenyans continues well as the head of Kenya's Muslim
water and drinks. These donations affected by the attack, as well
water and drinks. These donations security officers and volunteers.
collected a lot of food that we security officers and volunteers.
to send to the Red Cross so that they can now provide it to wherever
it is needed. Yet another signed by Kenyans of solidarity, this time it
is from Somali women who live here. This for them is a message they
is from Somali women who live here. standing united with the rest of the
country against the attackers. This is a community that has in the past
the affected by grenade attacks blamed on the Al-Shabab. Many here
must be punished as he did, and blamed on the Al-Shabab. Many here
are Somali people 's. We are against anyone who is against any innocent
person. Not also someone is our Al-Shabab and not all Al-Shabab
person. Not also someone is our Somalis. -- not all Somalis are
Al-Shabab. We are also affected because we are Kenyans. TRANSLATION:
We are all Kenyans and we should not gestures like these are just a
reminder that the Somali community is just as Kenyan as the rest of the
citizens. There are many refugees from Somali also hosted here. So
fears of a backlash of real in this community. And so... Other news
fears of a backlash of real in this killed by a powerful earthquake
fears of a backlash of real in this yesterday. Entire villages were
flattened by the quake which struck in the remote area of Awaran, making
it difficult for doctors and aid workers to care for the survivors.
shaken to ruins within seconds. Villages of Rick and mud homes
shaken to ruins within seconds. Hundreds of people died. Survivors
hospitals kept patients outside Hundreds of people died. Survivors
this remote region of Pakistan are where my wife and children are.
this remote region of Pakistan are Pakistan's largest and empties
this remote region of Pakistan are enough to create a brand-new island
this remote region of Pakistan are just off the coast. A rare but not
unknown phenomenon, the result of an undersea arcana. Seismologists
suggest it will erode within months. Back inland macro, the Army drafted
in troops to help with the rescue but a local insurgency could make
that operation harder. Authorities medicines and food. Hospitals have
been overwhelmed and the scale of the disaster is still emerging.
Children returned to school across Lebanon this week after their summer
break but they're not enough places for most of the 400,000 who fled the
fighting in neighbouring Syria, for most of the 400,000 who fled the
now they have another major problem, child labour. The BBC has secured
rare access to the eastern fields of Bekaa Valley, where more and more
Just after dawn, it is time to go. But these children are not boarding
the school bus. The truck is taking them to the fields, to work. They
are not dressed for it. They are far too young. It is no life for a
child. But now these young refugees labourers. They cost much less.
children are harvesting crops on Lebanese farms. Grapes, potatoes.
Today it is courgettes. A Syrian middleman keeps them in line and
keeps a share of the wages. It is hard work. 13-year-old Ahmed tells
me his hands hurt. But he has to do it to support his family. Tarek
Mazloum is from a local charity trying to help Syrian refugees.
Mazloum is from a local charity have you seen here in the fields?
They are between four and 14. They Charities like his ensured children
also get some education. Even if it is just informal classes in the
middle of their tented settlement. behind. Nothing about these Syrian
children's lives is as it should be. Working in the fields at such a
young age, owing to the makeshift Working in the fields at such a
classes in the open air. But it Working in the fields at such a
Syrian children into the Lebanese Working in the fields at such a
There are six children in this Working in the fields at such a
fields. TRANSLATION: I feel like my heart has been ripped out. But what
can I do? If they do not work, we cannot live. Even those tasked with
protecting children are shrivelling to finances to a problem that is
struggling to find an answer to to finances to a problem that is
problem that is getting much worse. The numbers are large because the
families are destitute and need The numbers are large because the
money. But it is up to us to find a solutions to end child labour or to
end the punishing war. But Syria's future is being destroyed here,
end the punishing war. But Syria's 81 elephants have been killed by
cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe's largest game park. It was put in the
water holes of the grazing areas in park mashed. -- in park mashed
water holes of the grazing areas in Hwange National Park. Elephant tusks
are highly sought after for Asia's ivory trade, even though it is
illegal. Tom is an elephant expert at an organisation that monitors the
ivory trade. He is based in the capital of Zimbabwe and joins me via
a Web camp. Is this unusual, or capital of Zimbabwe and joins me via
growing trend, to wipe out entire herds of elephant? These horrendous
massacre is that not only take out entire herds of elephants could
leave behind a deadly poison that then impacts all kinds of other
wildlife, just a month so, a single elephant park had a over 600 dead
sophisticated in the poisons they are using and the planning that
sophisticated in the poisons they into this? Absolutely. Organised
criminals... INAUDIBLE More ivory is moving into the illegal markets
criminals... INAUDIBLE More ivory is Asia than we have seen in decades.
Just over the last six years, the illegal trade in ivory has more
Just over the last six years, the tripled. These multiple killings are
very prominent in central Africa. We are now seeing this occurring in
places like here in Zimbabwe. It is really a crisis that we are facing.
We are having a little problem with the sound but I do want to ask you,
how much can the Government do to try to tackle this? To get to the
Even in the best countries. Without poachers. This is obviously a big
Even in the best countries. Without is really a war that we are facing.
diplomatic missions in gauged in -- in gauged in the illegal trade.
Sorry about the problem with the sound. Now we are going to take
Sorry about the problem with the to the United Nations in New York.
It has said it mourns the victims of the Pakistan earthquake. It is in
close contact with the Pakistani government. UN members are also
working hard to find a deal to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. There
is a lot of talk at the General assembly this week about Iran and
the emergence of a new relationship perhaps between Iran and the West.
It is a good time to speak with perhaps between Iran and the West.
humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, Valerie Amos. I
know that you have been looking relief coordinator, Valerie Amos. I
the situation in Syria, which is deteriorating? The humanitarian
situation is getting worse by the day. I am particularly worried by
the levels of violence and brutality that we are seeing and the fact
the levels of violence and brutality we are not able to get too many
places to get to the people who we are not able to get too many
our help. One of the points I have been making very strongly is that
yes, the chemical weapons resolution is important and that is being
negotiated. But do not let us forget the origin humanitarian needs on the
ground now. I have put some requests to the Security Council which I
ground now. I have put some requests political solution. That is made
recognised opposition loses support on the ground. There is a sense
recognised opposition loses support fragmentation? There is a huge
amount of fragmentation on the ground. I was there very recently.
There are so many groups we have to negotiate with to get aid to people
who needed. And of course you have opposition, recognised by many of
the country Nations. -- recognised by many of the countries at the
United Nations. But getting them to have the conversation they need
United Nations. But getting them to have, to agree on the transition
Syrian people, that is what is have, to agree on the transition
Syrian people, that is what is urgently required. We want to see a
to members of the United Nations urgently required. We want to see a
on children, on women, on ordinary the significant numbers of refugees
neighbouring countries, who are the significant numbers of refugees
being forced to tout for manual children have been traumatised
we have lost a generation of Syrian children, that this is Syria's
future that is being destroyed. children, that this is Syria's
increasing sectarian nature of the conflict, so that the stability
increasing sectarian nature of the communities, all of that is now
shattered. Do you feel there should be more onus on political leaders to
keep up the pressure for those who can give aid? There is a sense that
a lot of energy has been diverted strongly that the international
political leadership needs to come together, that the permanent five
members of the security council needs to come together and agree not
humanitarian side or on chemical significant influence and authority
on the different groups operating is nearly three years. More than
100,000 people have died. This is international community. It cannot
solution. Valerie Amos, I would international community. It cannot
like to ask you about the situation in Pakistan, where we are still
getting details from Balochistan. Has the Government reached out to
the United Nations for aid? We have offered our help and support to
the United Nations for aid? We have Government. Our hearts go out to
those people who are victims of Government. Our hearts go out to
Government have not yet indicated what help or support they would
Government have not yet indicated from us. But we are ready to assist.
Valerie Amos, thank you very much. Thank you very much. The FBI has
released disturbing new pictures of the man who killed 12 people in
released disturbing new pictures of shooting rampage in the Washington
Navy Yard. The pictures show Aaron Alexis entering a building and
walking calmly down a corridor apparently looking for targets.
walking calmly down a corridor low-frequency radio waves. Police
believe he acted alone. Russian Greenpeace activists who protested
they are not pirates. Coastguards Greenpeace activists who protested
have taken the 30 activists off Greenpeace activists who protested
their ship and detained them in Greenpeace activists who protested
A Chinese man has had a new nose Greenpeace activists who protested
grown on his forehead, at a hospital accident in August last year, but
didn't seek treatment. This lead to an infection, meaning surgeons were
unable to save his nose. Instead, in top story. The Kenya and Interior
Ministry -- the Kenyan Interior Ministry says forensic experts are
examining the Westgate mall. We Ministry says forensic experts are
get the latest from Will Ross. Is this a 24, seven operational until
shopping centre? It is not clear through the night. Certainly it
shopping centre? It is not clear take some time to sift through the
rubble, to lift some of the heavy concrete. After that huge fire that
was burning for more than a day concrete. After that huge fire that
a half, we think that was the cause of some of the floors collapsing on
the building. We understand there are still some bodies in there.
the building. We understand there Interior Minister did not think
the building. We understand there was a high number. Forensic experts
countries, including the United States, Britain, Israel and Germany.
They are leading the way on the forensics work. It is not going
They are leading the way on the be a quick process. At least seven
days. The hope is that the forensics work is going to point to, to give
days. The hope is that the forensics us some clues as to where these
people work from. Working with Interpol, that may help put the
jigsaw puzzle together as to who these gunmen were and where they
were from, so that Kenya and other countries can learn more about this
al-Shabab group and perhaps this faction of al-Shabab, if indeed
al-Shabab group and perhaps this was a faction. Thank you very much.
We are going to finish with some light relief. You may have thought
that a handbag, while an essential accessory for some, only has limited
uses. But in Hong Kong, the huge prices people are prepared to pay
for designer items have given them a new role as collateral for securing
world-class financial district, new role as collateral for securing
traditional Chinese pawnshop. If I need cash quickly, I can offer
something of value, such as my gold wedding ring, as collateral. I can
get my ring back if I repay the wedding ring, as collateral. I can
plus interest over a certain period of time, usually within the four
months. Besides Jewry, electronics and other valuables are accepted.
But here in Hong Kong, fashionistas collateral. Designer handbags. This
traditional pawnshops? Because they a short appraisal, he is given a
traditional pawnshops? Because they do not give you a grace period.
traditional pawnshops? Because they addition to a grace period, here I
TRANSLATION: We have male and female customers bringing their bags here.
They may cost tens of thousands customers bringing their bags here.
run into financial problems, says Nury Vittachi Tomer columnist and
author. --, . You could just pretend Nury Vittachi Tomer columnist and
you have lost your handbag. You Nury Vittachi Tomer columnist and
your back, you tell your friends that you left your handbag on a
bus. Then you are home free. It that you left your handbag on a
borrower defaults, the pawnshop simply keeps the bag. No credit
reports, no records. Well-suited for Time to remind you of the main news.
Forensics experts in Kenya are examining the Nairobi shopping mall
attacked by Islamist middle and examining the Nairobi shopping mall
militants. It could take around