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Good evening. All but essential public services in the US have shut
down, which means that national parks, museums and tourist offices
have closed. In the past hour, President Obama spoke at the Rose
Garden in the White House and he blamed the Republicans and said
Garden in the White House and he the shutdown was entirely avoidable.
The shutdown is not about deficits or budgets, it is about rolling
The shutdown is not about deficits insurance to folks that do not have
affordable care. This, more than it. It is all about rolling back the
affordable care. This, more than anything else, seems to be what
affordable care. This, more than days. I know it is strange that
affordable care. This, more than party would make keeping people
affordable care. This, more than ensured the centrepiece of their
agenda, but that apparently is what it is. What a stranger still is
agenda, but that apparently is what shutting down our government does
constitutional. It was a central not accomplish their stated goal.
constitutional. It was a central is settled and it is here to stay.
on unpaid leave in the first major government shutdown in the US since
the Clinton era in the mid-1990s. At changes which some Republicans want
At midnight, the money ran out. changes which some Republicans want
night, bills had gone back and forth between the House of Representatives
and the Senate, but they could not destroyed President Obama's sweeping
reform of the US health care system. Democrats refused to accept that.
There is a huge divide between the two sides. This shutdown, whilst it
might be a joy to all of you who oppose the government, is a luxury
that the country cannot afford. The way to resolve the differences is to
sit down and talk. There is no one here on the other side of the table.
None of it as a surprise for this man, a lawyer with the federal
government. It felt like a normal morning, preceding his son to eat
breakfast and looking after his newborn daughter. But he has been
told not to go into work. We will be fine for a little while, but not for
a long time. We will have to start paying for day care for her soon. We
have medical bills for her. It is not an ideal time for him to be
losing pay. The US capital is calm, great swathes of government are
losing pay. The US capital is calm, hold. All across Washington, federal
offices, closing down their e-mail accounts, clearing their desks.
offices, closing down their e-mail reason for this shutdown? Gridlock
in this place. There is no sign reason for this shutdown? Gridlock
any resolution. Parts of the US reason for this shutdown? Gridlock
closed for business. When the open Let us talk some more about this.
Let us talk to a senior legal fellow Let us talk some more about this.
Let us talk to a senior legal fellow with the Heritage Foundation's why'd
you think senior Republicans are holding the nation to hostage? Do
you think senior Republicans are not forget that the reason we are in
you think senior Republicans are this situation today is because
you think senior Republicans are refused to pass a regular budget
you think senior Republicans are the government has been operating on
a continuing resolution. They have government, with the exception of
vast majority of the American people agree with that and do not want
vast majority of the American people dusted, so why bring that all up now
again? That is not true, it is a real mess. There are something like
80 different parts of the bill with implemented. The Administration
insurance, the administration has missed more than half of them. The
insurance, the administration has said that they will not enforce
insurance, the administration has foray year, but they will enforce
the individual mandate for American citizens. That shows just how much
the administration, frankly, has been unable to put this mass of
the administration, frankly, has into place. A one-year delay, which
is all we are asking for now, would allow all of the parts to be working
at the same time. The last time allow all of the parts to be working
this happened during the Clinton era, the Republicans came off much
Republicans then that is in danger of happening again. That is the
Republicans then that is in danger you actually look at the balanced
budget that was achieved for the first time in generations, the
Republicans actually gain seats first time in generations, the
the Senate and lost a small number of seats in the house. The gained
control -- Bay gained control for the first time in many years. Many
people are saying that the do Barack Obama when they see that it is the
Republicans responsible for you Obama when they see that it is the
getting your salaries and all of the closures at the moment. That is
getting your salaries and all of the shutdown goes on for a while, the
American people will not notice shutdown goes on for a while, the
federal government being shut down, because most of the government is
employees. The federal government has 4.5 million federal employees.
40% of the government is operating. employees who are not getting paid?
yesterday and they will not get employees who are not getting paid?
again for two weeks anyway, so none potentially they might. There are a
lot of worried families out there, you have to accept. How do you think
opinion? I think a lot of people do this will be resolved, in your
opinion? I think a lot of people do not know. Both sides seem unwilling
to get together and negotiate a not know. Both sides seem unwilling
international disarmament experts compromise settlement. Hans von
international disarmament experts have arrived in this -- in Damascus.
Syria has said it will comply with have arrived in this -- in Damascus.
Syria has said it will comply with Getting ready for a mission unlike
in the midst of a raging Civil War. in the midst of a raging Civil War.
The time frame is one thing. That is in the midst of a raging Civil War.
going to be exceedingly challenging to deliver. But if everything stays
on course and the regime fully cooperate and the opposition, in its
various guises, cooperate, then cooperate and the opposition, in its
can be done. But during a war, I do not think it is achievable. It is
similar to the project in Iraq in the 1990s. They are keen to get
similar to the project in Iraq in right this time. After they have
visited and verified the chemical weapons sites, the first priority
will be to destroy the materials used to make them and the munitions
used to deliver them. That alone should make it impossible for the
weapons to be used, taking them should make it impossible for the
of the picture. But the war itself conventional weapons which will
In Greece, for members of Parliament from the extreme right Golden Dawn
Party have appeared in court. They are being charged with being part of
a criminal organisation. The MPs were arrested at the weekend, along
with the leader of Golden Dawn, which is the third biggest party in
the Greek Parliament currently. Mark, tell us who is appearing in
These were four of the six MPs who were arrested and is extremely
sudden police operation on Saturday unprecedented clamp-down on Golden
Dawn in which 22 members of the party were arrested. The party
leader will be in court tomorrow and the number two of the party will be
in court on Thursday. They appeared in court in order to present their
defence. It will be decided whether or not they will be kept in custody.
money-laundering. There has been a lot about this, in the media there
indictment itself. It has been said paraphernalia being found their
indictment itself. It has been said that they operated within that say
indictment itself. It has been said weapons. If you disagreed with party
attacked. If you received a text message from a party leader then you
would have to destroy that message after reading it. This all gets
would have to destroy that message to the government's allegation that
the government has finally taken action against a group that has
the government has finally taken been accused of vigilante attacks.
It is the third biggest party in the Greek Parliament. It has 18 MPs
It is the third biggest party in the Constitution, political party cannot
be banned. That is why they are using legal means to try to rein
by-elections in those seats, the government is confident that it
would win any by-election and it now has the party on the back-seat and
it can finally crush Golden Dawn. There were 200 or 300 members waving
flags. They still believe in their party, they believe that this is an
unjust, unfair witchhunt against a proudly Nationalist party. To crush
Golden Dawn altogether will be a very tough challenge. Thank you
Golden Dawn altogether will be a New pictures have emerged of the
Westgate Mall, which was the scene of a hostage-taking and attack by
militants linked to Al-Shabab last week. The pictures appear to show
shop fronts being looted as well as safes. Kenyan MPs have begun an
investigation and there are still questions being asked about the
investigation and there are still Gabriel Gatehouse has this report.
News cameras are still not allowed inside the scarred Westgate mall,
but the BBC has obtained these pictures which give a sense of the
terror shoppers faced that Saturday afternoon as they fled through the
corridors of the complex, pursued by here in terrible conditions as BCG
VCE jet stretched. Shop owners have been allowed in to retrieve what is
left of their merchandise. The siege. Looters have been at work
here, cleaning out shops, currency exchange offices, even parking
whether the attack could have been machines. There is a strong stench
already be in Somalia. -- who is gauge and, he said some of them
already be in Somalia. -- who is involved in the investigation. Mary
Westgate mall. Her mother last heard from her and that Saturday morning.
She searched the hospitals and morgues but has drawn a blank.
TRANSLATION: I can sync with worry. The government says the only body is
buried in the rubble here are those of five attackers. But many are
buried in the rubble here are those convinced. They believe the ruins of
Let's take a look at some of the There are signs that an attempt
Let's take a look at some of the Berlusconi to bring down the Italian
Several of Mr Berlusconi's party colleagues have said they will defy
his call to vote against the ruling coalition in a vote of confidence
which may take place on Wednesday. The United Nations has called on
Spain to overturn a law that pardons dictatorship of General Franco.
Hundreds of thousands of people disappeared during the Spanish civil
war and the years of fascist rule that followed. The killings remain
unsolved because of an amnesty passed after Franco's death in
unsolved because of an amnesty NASA says it has detected a chemical
used to make plastic on Saturn's largest moon - Titan. It's the first
time the chemical propylene has largest moon - Titan. It's the first
detected away from Earth. NASA says its Cassini probe identified a small
amount of propylene in Titan's lower atmosphere. Staying with that kind
Scientists working on a project atmosphere. Staying with that kind
develop undersea drones say it's easier to communicate with the moon
than the ocean floor. Aerial drones have of course become an integral
part of modern warfare, and their use by the US in countries like
Afghanistan and Pakistan has been controversial. But undersea drones
a team working in France hopes to introduce machines that will be
a team working in France hopes to to carry out tasks from mapping
a team working in France hopes to checking fish stocks as Christian
We have sent plenty of unmanned explorers into space but how much do
we really know about what is beneath the surface of our oceans? Here
They are unmanned drones at using scientists are testing the latest
They are unmanned drones at using give us either in the darkest depths
of the sea bed that we never seen before. They will be used to monitor
marine life and oil spills. They will give us three the vision of the
ships and shipping lanes. I think is so much to discover, and new
ships and shipping lanes. I think intelligent technology can get us
inside a vast area of the planet. The key to the future of these
drones and machines is getting them semi-autonomous lay. For example, in
military terms, in a harbour like identifying a minor and another
disabling it. The trouble is, the radio waves to demand these machines
do not travel particularly well through sea water which means that
marine drones have to communicate I communicate by sound. Like dolphins
these machines will be constantly chirping to one another to swap
commands which are high-level, and like, explore this area, pick up
photos of this particular species and it uses its own senses and its
own artificial intelligence to go and pick up BTL and that we request.
-- pick up the TL omits that we request. This was used to dive on
the wreck of the Titanic in the 1980s and still this is one of only
six such submersibles in the world. This is a titanium sphere which
six such submersibles in the world. withstand pressure up to 6000 metres
but it is manned and unwieldy and extremely expensive to transport. By
contrast, the marine drones are smaller, more versatile in the
water, and they are much, much cheaper. If the scientists can
perfect the technology, they can multiply the number of scientific
exploration they organise and a multiply the number of scientific
to day bring back will be unlike anything we have ever seen before.
I think most of us have done this - pretend that we are strumming an
imaginary guitar, playing the piano or some other musical instrument.
Well, now it seems that there may be some actual musical merit in doing
this and that it could be a key some actual musical merit in doing
of the creative process. Researchers at Cambridge University here in
of the creative process. Researchers UK have concluded that this kind of
pretend playing of an instrument can help inspire musicians. Jon Brain
discernible musical talent, you don't even need an instrument. But
the creative process often kicks in don't even need an instrument. But
the creative process often kicks in performing or even practising full.
this horn player. He was often doing anything but actually playing the
horn but it seemed to work, the George English was getting in some
rehearsal time. He agrees that it is is a rhythm to it and I think we
rehearsal time. He agrees that it is about the much maligned air guitar?
if you are also putting in the hard hours to learn for real. Imaginary
I don't know what to make of that. With me is Mirjam James, who's
involved with the study. She's a research fellow with the University
of Cambridge. What made you want to undertake this research? One of
of Cambridge. What made you want to things is that the study is part of
musician myself. I have played an instrument and I sang for many years
and one of the things, you can be technically very good but what makes
it successful as a performer is technically very good but what makes
you have an extra little bit of input which is very individual.
you have an extra little bit of do you get there? That is a question
we wanted and serve. What is that link? Did you do that before you
pretending to play? No. Practices usually perceived as the hours that
Musicians are mad about that. But when we look at our students, how
they develop their ideas are and creative ideas and their own take on
that piece, they did it away from the instrument. Did they visualise
their fingers on the note? No. They would sing. It didn't need to be the
peace they were playing, it was would sing. It didn't need to be the
to get an idea of what it was about. One of the students song something
completely different that he thought was Spanish or he would go to the
piano and play something which he felt sounded like a Spanish rhythm.
So it helps them compose original PCs or does it help them improve
generally? Ella Max it helps them improve the understanding of the
different ways around it. Just take the instant away and try to think of
something else to do, to think of to What about budding musicians? Will
It might help them when they pick up What about budding musicians? Will
the instrument. I used to play the violin and the piano. I will try the
technique and let you know! A quick President Obama accuses Republican
members of Congress of political blackmail for holding up the budget
over his landmark health care act. He has accused the Republicans of
holding the government to ransom because of our ideological demand
is. It is time for the weather. because of our ideological demand
the worlds News, goodbye. -- from