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This is BBC World News Today with me David Eades.


International efforts to broker a humanitarian truce


More victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines


flight return to the Netherlands - but eight days on, bodies still


Also coming up, how will the United States deal with the


How a new treatment for breast cancer could help tens of thousands


of women - and save Britain's National Health Service money.


The death toll in Gaza rose above 800 today,


as diplomats continued to push for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.


The United Nations said that 150,000 people in Gaza -


Israel has continued its air and ground missions to end


the launching of rockets from Gaza while Hamas insists that


the blockade on the area is lifted as part of any ceasefire.


Big and has rejected the cease-fire. They have called for modifications.


-- the Israeli cabinet. In a moment the view from Israel -


but first our correspondent Ian Pannell has just sent this


report from Gaza. The girl was delivered


by emergency Caesarean She was killed in


an Israeli air strike this morning. The baby was still


two weeks premature. Doctors say the little girl has


a 50-50 chance of living. The woman's uncle showed us what


remains of their home and the place Israel insists it tries to avoid


civilian deaths but this morning it was not


a fighter who was killed, just This is where the bomb landed


about two o'clock in the morning. There has been some damage to


the house over there. This part was


a UN sanitation compound. But this was a small block housing


a few families. This is where the mother was living


and she was trapped as She was underneath and unable


to escape and eventually died. Two Hamas rockets launched


into Israel. Homeless families living in a UN


school clap and cheer. There is nothing to celebrate


in Gaza. This young girl


and her brother were injured when The mother talks of the moment


her husband died in her arms. Despite talk of a ceasefire, the


suffering and pain go undiminished. Fawaz Gerges is Professor of Middle


Eastern Politics at the London School of Economics and Political


Science. I was going to see, is this the


tipping point moment with regard to cease-fire negotiations? The Israeli


perspective is not good at the moment. The Israeli government, as


you know, rejected the John Kerry proposal. This is a bargaining


process. John Kerry's proposal is a 2-stage process. He would like a


one-week long cease-fire. In tandem with talks which tackle the security


questions. The security questions are the heart of the problem, the


eight year Israel siege of Gaza. A siege which has had devastating


impact on the lives of Palestinians. This is the central question. How do


you stop the rockets? And how do you end the siege? Egypt has also


imposed a bloody siege on Gaza. It is starting 2 million people. It


seems clear internationally that this must be confronted this time.


At the same time, the end to Rocky -- rocket attacks into Israel is as


cynical and no one. Hamas leaders have made it clear they would accept


any cease-fire which gives them guarantees that the eight-year


blockage would be over. Hamas has never said it would not accept a


cease-fire. Their goal is to end the blockade. It is causing starvation.


The central concern of Hamas is that. And now the Palestinian


president has joined Hamas in demanding the end of the blockade.


In this sense, there is a widespread belief that the cease-fire, the end


of rockets and at the same time end the blockade. Let us jump ahead. It


is still Hamas, to some extent in the driving seat, and from an


Israeli viewpoint, that is a trump card for Israel. This is a terrorist


organisation? You are correct. The foolish rockets of Hamas. Look at


the number of casualties. How many Palestinians have been killed? 830.


Most of them are civilians. 200 children will stop. The rockets are


providing ammunition to the far right. The far Right faction is you


want to continue the war. The ultraconservative ring -- wing


within the government has won the deed for the moment. Thank you very


much for joining us. More planes carrying the remains


of victims from the Malaysian airlines crash have landed


at Eindhoven in The Netherlands. It's been more than a week


since the MH17 was shot down in the fields of Grabovo,


but the site is yet to be secured The BBC's Tim Willcox is in Kharkiv


for us. Thank you very much. The number of


forensic teams grows by the day. They will be joined by 14 military


police from Holland is. They will be unarmed but will be gathering


evidence. As you say, more coffins were flown from here today to the


Netherlands. 74 coffins in total. It had been thought by the team is


processing the bodies on the grounds, they would have completed


their task today. But they have not. There is a fourth carriage on the


train which was brought here which needs to be cleared. So potentially


more flights tomorrow or the following day. I report was at the


airport today whether Dutch and Australian foreign ministers came to


visit the team working on those bodies. In a city on the edge of a


war soon, thoughts for those passengers, people on a flight which


flew over here. They are now mourned in the east of you clean. This


morning at the airport it is another solemn ceremony. -- Eastern Ukraine.


More unidentified remains are loaded onto planes. Getting the remains of


the victims out of Warsaw and here to government-controlled Ukraine and


then onto flights to Holland, more than a week after the flight was


shot out of the sky, continues to be a complex international Ian --


effort. Countries like Australia and Holland want assurances that the


crash site Holland want assurances that the


people can access it securely. The Australian Foreign Minister told me


it was the wish Australian Foreign Minister told me


community that the crash site be secured. We are doing


community that the crash site be security council task asked to do


and that is establishing a proper crash site investigation. We assume


our support their, security for them


just in case. It is hoped that an armed Dutch and Australian police


will come year where parts of the plane and probably still bodies are


scattered. The Dutch Prime Minister told the BBC that those responsible


will face justice. Be assured that I am extra me motivated to find him,


her or then Anderson as we know, they will not escape justice. -- and


as soon as we know. Meanwhile, the consequences of war, people fleeing


their homes to avoid the violence. That is the problem, the town is


still in the middle of war zone. Despite the calls for a six


cease-fire around the site fighting has continued and rockets have been


fired. Done yet is not too far away and that is the last stronghold of


the rebels. The Ukrainian army is shelling that town and the militia


are fighting back. Berries are fighting brigades -- there is


fighting brigades made up of fighting there. In the last odours


so, the Pentagon says it had evidence of multi-calibre rocket one


she is being shipped across the border from Russia that century as


early as today. -- rocket launchers. The fighting continues and it seems


like it will be quite a while before those international teams will find


it safe enough to go down and collect evidence. Four days nobody


parts and bits of wreckage have been left isolated. No one is controlling


that. The families of the victims of the flights will find it a long


process to get all the body parts which are accessible on the ground


back to Holland is for a formal identification. Thank you very much


indeed. The French government has confirmed


that there are no survivors from an Air Algerie plane


which crashed over Mali yesterday. 116 passengers and crew were


on board. One of the flight


recorders has been found. It's thought the plane, which had


taken off from Burkina Faso, came In Afghanistan,


Taliban militants have shot dead 15 people, including women and a child,


in the central province of Ghor. Gunmen stopped two vehicles


and ordered the passengers to stand in line at the side of the road


before shooting them one by one. The victims were from the minority


Hazara community, which has faced Jailed Al Jazeera journalist,


Australian Peter Greste is to appeal against his conviction


and seven year sentence for Mr Greste and his colleagues,


Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, were arrested in December as part of


a crackdown on Islamist supporters Illegal immigrants is an issue for


many countries and the US is no difference. President Obama will be


meeting Central American presidents to stem the flow of illegal child


migrants. In the last eight months, nearly 60,000 children have crossed


the board are illegally into the US. Navigating the climbing frame, this


six-year-old has just completed a far tougher journey. He arrived in


America this month from El Salvador. Finally reunited with his mother who


made the same journey two years ago. She has asked not to be identified.


It is risky to travel as a family because people take more interest in


you. It is less dangerous for the children to come on their own.


Daniel made the 5000 kilometres trip with his two young cousins. He is


escaping gang violence and poverty back home. What did he tell you


about the journey? The only thing he said was that he was scared when he


got to the border. When you cross the river with water up to his neck


and when he was caught by the immigration officials. When you


arrived at the detention centre with his clothes still soaking wet. The


detention centres on the border are child migrants are brought to when


they are right. It is their first taste of the American dream,


conditions are cramped. Nearly 60,000 children cross the border


illegally in the last six months. Many make the journey across the


river of the Rio Grande Bay. It separates America from Mexico. If a


parent that their children through half of what these illegal aliens do


in Texas then the parent would have been charged for child endangerment.


They are putting their children at risk when they do this.


Here in Washington solving the problems at the border remains a


huge challenge. President Obama has described the flow of child migrants


as a humanitarian crisis. His critics wonder how he will speed up


deportations when there is such a huge backlog in the courts. As for


Daniel, it could take years for a judge to decide his fate. His mother


is scared that he will be sent back to El Salvador. She wants her son to


stay in America, a country that she believes will give him a better


chance in life. Joining us from Washington is Doris


Meissner, senior fellow and director She's also the former Commissioner


of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service under


the Clinton administration Thank you for joining us. One would


presume that the questions surrounding this issue is, how do


you stop all these children coming over? Is that the predominant


concern, do you think? It certainly is the concern of many people in the


NATO states, the net six Congress. -- in the United States, the United


States Congress. There are young people in this globe who have claim


for asylum in the United States, several other provisions under US


law because of the safety problems that they have experienced in their


own home countries. There cannot be simply an effort to stop them and


send them back without them having an opportunity to have their story


be heard and a judge decide whether they have the right to remain in the


United States, or whether they need to be repatriated to their


countries. They are coming over in tens of thousands, and almost


unmanageable number. Are there, among those tens of thousands, many


who want across-the-board and disappear. That keeping track of


them is the challenge? There are lots of challenges. One of the most


important characteristics of this is what you pointed out in the package,


which is that so many people have parents in the United States or at


least a close relative. Main 2% of them have either a parent or a


family member. -- 90% of them. The dangerous situations they face in


their countries and lack of economic opportunity, those who have come


here and have a stake your want them to come and want them to be here and


are by and large paying smugglers to bring them. Is there something which


has been getting worse since the Clinton administration. And is that


partly because of the inability to deal with it over the last couple of


decades? We have always had child migrants, but they have been


predominantly from Mexico rather than from Central America, although


Central Americans have been in the child migrant population. But they


have been at a fairly steady rate. It has been several thousand a year,


5000 two 7000 a year. This just in the last two years that the chilled


migration phenomenon has really taken off and is dominated by


children from Central America. And so this is a shift but it is also


something that we're been dealing with for quite a long time. Thank


you very much for joining us. A new breast-cancer treatment


which replaces weeks of radiotherapy could be offered on


the National Health Service here. It uses a single dose


of targeted treatment once a tumour As Sophie Hutchinson reports,


for many patients it could replace The 71-year-old writer says that she


has never been busier, but almost two years ago she had surgery for


breast cancer and at the same time was given a new therapy for breast


cancer. She said it was brilliant because it was over so quickly. I


had no idea it had been done. I felt tired for a few weeks, classic


post-op symptoms, but I did not know it had happened. If they had not


pulled me they had done it I would never have known. There were no side


effects, nothing to show. The treatment, which


in the UK, offers a one-off dose of radiotherapy carried out after an


in the UK, offers a one-off dose of operation in the minutes after any


tumours have been removed. It lasts around 20 minutes. The benefit of


using this new device is that it targets the correct area with in the


breast. It also saves patients time and the NHS money. One estimate has


put the savings at ?15 million per year. It is a fraction of the time


that would otherwise have been used. It is one hour in the operating


theatre rather than 15 minutes everyday for three to six weeks. The


treatment has so far proved to be as effective as conventional


radiotherapy. It could transform care for many breast cancer


patients. Nigeria's Health Minister has


confirmed that there has been a patient confirmed with Ebola today.


It is the world's deadliest outbreak to date. We know that the man came


into Rhigos on Sunday. He was taken for medical treatment and isolated.


-- Lagos. It took time to get confirmation as to whether this was


Ebola virus. We then got confirmation that this was indeed


Ebola, although they health officials here have not yet


confirmed it. They were the ones that first reported this news about


this suspected case. He was a man that was put into


quarantine pretty quickly. Nevertheless he was on a flight no


doubt full of other passengers that would have gone about their


business, many into other bilious part of Lagos. -- other various


parts of Lagos. They have said that this was contained from the airport


and that the man only came into contact with health workers. It will


take off well before we can know if there has been any spread of the


virus so far. No confirmation of that. Considering Lagos and Nigeria


has major challenges within its health care system it will be


crucial at this stage for the government to watch and act, as many


Nigerians would expect, in order to prevent the spread of the virus.


Scientists believe that this rather scary-looking animal was


the first creature to bridge the dinosaur and bird species.


But now, the discovery of 150-million-year-old fossils


in Siberia shows that feathers may have been much more widespread than


Our Science Correspondent Pallab Ghosh has been finding out more.


Sunday in the size were big and scary. And it is thought that they


had scaly skin -- some dinosaurs. This creature is thought to have


been the transition from day now saw -- from dinosaur to bird. It arose


right around the age of the dinosaurs. But new research suggests


that the arose much earlier, right at the beginning of when the first


emerged. The discovery of this dinosaur in


Siberia suggests that they began to develop feathers tens of millions of


years earlier than previously thought. But some experts have


doubts. This expert says that the feathers could be something else.


There are number of features which are completely unlike feathers that


we have seen on other animals. Some believe that it shows that dinosaurs


had feathers from the very beginning and were widespread.


The Israeli government is reported to have said that it is rejecting


Gaza cease-fire proposal from the Americans as it stands but would


continue to discuss it. The death toll in Gaza rose above 800 today.


It is reported that many people in Gaza are now living within UN


Good evening. The temperatures are about to start heading in the other


direction. But we're only getting back down to near ready would


normally be at this time of the year.


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