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Brussels is to remain on high alert, and the subway and schools will stay


After raids overnight, a fourth suspect has been charged


Meanwhile, French police say an explosive belt has been found


I'm alive in Brussels. A city still on edge despite all those rates, the


missing Paris gunman, Salah Abdeslam, is still at large.


French warplanes have launched their first air strikes against Isis


from an aircraft carrier, which has just reached the region.


The BBC gains access inside the Mali hotel where 19 people died


during Friday's terror attack and we hear a survivor's story.


Also coming up, one of the last four surviving


Is there any hope that the species can be saved?


Within the last hour the Belgium Prime Minister has confirmed


that Brussels will continue to stay on high alert.


Schools, shops and the underground metro system are


closed again for a third day, with new warnings of possible attacks.


After raids overnight, a fourth suspect has been charged


A key suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, is still on the run.


We've also heard from French police that an explosive


belt, without a detonator has been found in a southern Paris suburb.


Good evening and welcome back to Brussels, a city that remains very


tense, still on high alert. You will see behind me outside the stench.


You are armoured personnel. -- outside the central station. That's


a scene that is replicated all around the city tonight with


soldiers and police dotted around in strategic positions. We have seen


and heard the evidence of more police raids today around the city


as police respond to calls from the public. There is a lot of anxiety,


although I would say that from time to time today we have seen crowds of


people at the bus stop. Some are trying to get back to an ordinary


way of life. Perhaps they are getting used to this heightened


sense of security? It is now the norm, it seems, here in western


Europe. We have had to Macri statements from the prosecutor and


the Prime Minister in the last hour or so. -- we have had two. The


prosecutor has told us that have been 16 arrests on Sunday, most have


been freed but one man has been charged in connection to the Paris


attacks so that makes four people are now charged with involvement


here in Belgium. Of the five arrested today, three have been


released. Police have told us today that they recovered some 26,000


euros in cash, around ?18,000, from one apartment and they continue to


question two of the people that they arrested. Meanwhile, as we have been


hearing, the Prime Minister has been giving his reaction to the current


threat. He has told us before that he is working with specific


intelligence and he doesn't think the rate we have seen over the past


24 hours have put that to bed. The threat level will be capped at four


at least for the Brussels area, the rest of the country is at three.


Clearly there is much focus on the Brussels area. Let's hear what the


Prime Minister had to say. TRANSLATION:


We are confirming that the stage level four threat,


so we are reducing the number of big events, public events,


in order to guarantee the security liberating our resources, police,


so that they can be President in The second point is to maintain


a strategy of optimum police Equally in Brussels, given that


it is at a level four threat. And the third point is toth


obviously for people to pay It has been decided that schools


will be opened from Wednesday so that we can put in place the right


measures around schools and that the It is also possible that


the opening of the Metro will be But, certainly from Wednesday


most of them will be open. The Belgian Prime Minister, Charles


Michel, urging patients from the public and also asking them to


remain vigilant as they go about their business in the city. He is


under enormous amounts of pressure, so, too, is the interior minister.


We wonder how long this is sustainable. There have been


complaints from the Belgian chamber of commerce who say it is starting


to affect business, and also what sort of message does it send to the


terrorists when a European capital can be closed down like this? Here


is our reporter. This city is searching


for a terror cell. It was the wrong night for this


driver to get close to the police. At night, security forces carried


out raids in several neighbourhoods. The government has shut


down the Metro and closed the This morning, Gabriel risked


a trip to the park with his two-year-old son, who's scared


of the soldiers on the streets. TRANSLATION:


They've got their heads covered The police patrol possible targets,


including The government's told everybody


to stay away from crowds. But the people in this line


can't help being in one place. They're queueing up


for the train to Paris. They are being checked very closely


when they get to the front Investigators believe that nine men


were involved in the Paris attacks. Last Wednesday, the police killed


the group's suspected ringleader, So, the only surviving


attacker is Salah Abdeslam. The police believe


he fled to Belgium. The authorities fear that


he or others may be ready Salah Abdeslam comes from the


Molenbeek neighbourhood of Brussels. This afternoon,


its residents felt uneasy. TRANSLATION:


Wherever you go in the world, The police will have to do


their checks. Their operations have yet to


uncover the main suspects. The city may not be able to return


to normal until it finds him. How long can this capital live


under a state of maximum alert? A city that remains on high alert.


Let's bring you one other news line that we have had from Paris this


evening. Police are saying that they have found something, a belt, but


may resemble an explosive belt in a Paris suburb. The object was found


in a dustbin and a police source said that according to their


enquiries, this is an unnamed police source talking to AFP, they believe


that Salah Abdeslam may have been in the area on the night of the


attacks. An interesting detail of there. No doubt we will hear more


about that over the course of the next few hours. If we do, we will


bring you news of that. For the moment he in Brussels, I will hand


you back to London. French warplanes have launched their


first mission against the Islamic State group from the newly deployed


aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle. The French military said the


aircraft struck targets in Iraq. The ship


in the eastern Mediterranean triples the number of French planes


available to strike IS. President Hollande had promised to


intensify operations against the TRANSLATION:


We will intensify our strikes. We will choose targets that inflict


the maximum possible damage And our aircraft carrier,


which is soon to arrive in place, has been clearly adapted to hit


Islamic State and to hit it hard. The British Prime Minister,


David Cameron, has promised increased cooperation with France


in the fight against the Islamic Mr Cameron visited the scene


of the worst of the Paris attacks He said both leaders had agreed that


Europe must do more to tackle the threat of fighters returning from


Syria, including increased sharing It is absolutely right to take


decisive action to stop terrorists when they are threatening


the lives of innocent citizens. The United Kingdom will do all


in our power to support our friend and ally, France,


to defeat this evil death cult. Funerals for the people killed


in the Paris attacks continued to In the central city of Bois,


mourners gathered for the burial of 24-year-old Anna Lieffrig-Petard


and her 30-year-old sister, Marion. They were killed


when gunmen opened fire on diners at the Le Petit Cambodge restaurant


in Paris ten days ago. 130 people were killed


in the attacks, and many of those who were injured


remain in a critical condition. The BBC has gained rare access to


the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital, Bamako,


where 19 people were killed during an attack claimed by militants


linked to al-Qaeda last Friday. Russians, Chinese,


an American and a Belgian national Security forces in Mali are still on


the hunt for at least three jihadi fighters suspected to have been


involved in the bloody rampage. Our West Africa Correspondent,


Thomas Fessy, sent this TRANSLATION:


My manager and I led the guests through the kitchen so we


could take them to the base into. But the lift can only


take eight people. We were 20 or 25 of us, too many,


and the lift got stuck One gunman arrived and shot once,


to show that he was there Ali Uzbek was preparing breakfast


for the hotel's guests when he Now recovering from bullet winds


in the neck. And ordered every Friday morning


at the Radisson Blu. Here in the restaurant, the tables


are still set the way they were But when the shooting began,


hotel staff led them through But many of them were met by one


of the gunman right here as they were trying to access that


lift, and another one TRANSLATION:


There were French, English, I took the first bullet because I


was standing at the front. When he regained consciousness,


Ali and two female colleagues rushed into this office


and closed the door. TRANSLATION:


He opened the door and came in. One of the two women started


to scream when she saw him. I had told the other lady


to stay under the table. He looked at me,


but I faked being dead. He looked at me again,


and then left. 19 people from around


the globe died in this building. Ali waited eight hours until


soldiers were able to get to him. He said he kept praying


and thinking of his wife Four men have gone on trial in


connection with the multi-million pound jewellery raid in Hatton


Garden in London last Easter. Valuables and gems, worth an


estimated ?14 million were stolen. Our Home Affairs Correspondent,


Daniel Sandford, has this report. It was the Thursday night before


the Easter bank holiday weekend. The start


of what was to be the biggest Four men unloading a transit van


and, according to the prosecution, caught on CCTV entering the building


through the rear fire exit. Once in the building,


the prosecution say they disabled the lift on the second floor and


drops down from the ground floor to the basement where the safe deposit


vault is. There, they drilled three holes


in the massive concrete wall. But, then, hit the back


of the metal safe-deposit cabinets. And, so, the prosecution say,


on that first night the men failed to get right through into


the vault and, leaving through the But some of them went back two


nights later to finish the job. The prosecution say they took


an estimated ?40 million of diamonds, gold bars, jewellery,


watches and cash. Only one third


of it has been recovered. Four men have pleaded guilty to


the record-breaking burglary. The ringleaders, the prosecution


calls them, are men who brought it great deal of experience


in serious acquisitive crime. Including 76-year-old Brian Reader,


who was called the "Master" by the other men,


and went to the burglary by bus. The men on trial today were Carl


Wood, who is accused of being in the building when the drilling took


place. Bill Lincoln,


another alleged conspirator. John Harbinson, who is accused of


moving some of the stolen property, and Hugh Doyle, who is also accused


of helping move the jewellery. But Hugh Doyle, on the right,


and the other three in this trial, The case for


the prosecution continues tomorrow. One of the last four remaining


northern white rhinos in the world Nola, a 41-year-old female, had


been a popular attraction at the Her condition deteriorated


sharply after an operation. The other three white rhinos are


at a reserve in Kenya. The two females are incapable


of reproduction and the last male Northern white rhinos were declared


extinct in the wild in 2008, after extensive poaching


for their horns. Richard Vigne is


Chief Executive Officer at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy - a wildlife


reserve in Northern Kenya. To allow a species to get down to


as low as four remaining whole individuals, the chances


of saving it are pretty small. It's not completely the end


of the story. We're looking at artificially


assisted methods of reproduction, and there are various different


angles with regards to that. So, it may be possible to recover


this species from extinction. But the chances


of it happening are pretty small. There is a lot of debate


about what is a species and what is a subspecies and


everything else, but I think there are two really important points


here. Number one is that


the northern white rhinos used to exist across central and northern


Africa, as its name suggests. Now,


if we will be capable in 100 years' time of reintroducing rhinos


into that part of Africa where this species existed, that we have to


preserve its genetic make up. Because that genetic make up is


specifically designed to be able to exist within


the environmental challenges But without those genes then


the reintroduction of rhinos into central Africa in the future


is probably going to be impossible. What is happening to


the northern white rhinos, either side they are closely related


to southern whites, which is the species prevailant across South


Africa, is not really the point. It is the point, but it's more


a pointer for what is happening to thousands of other species across


the planet, including every single other species of rhino that exists


in Africa and in the Far East. The truth


of the matter is there has been a lot of press coverage about what


is happening to elephant populations in Africa and similar press


coverage with regards to rhinos. The truth of the matter is


that demands for rhino horn, demand for elephant ivory,


and increasingly affluent markets for those two products has driven


the price to stratospheric levels and that's what's driving


the poaching pressure. As I said earlier, if you look


at the thousands of other species across the planet, whatever they


happen to be, that are threatened by over exploitation by humans,


I think that's a pretty good signal Change is coming to Argentina,


where Mauricio Macri, the mayor of Buenos Aires,


has won the presidential election. His victory marks an end to 12 years


of centre-left government dominated by President Cristina Fernandez


de Kirchner and her late husband. Wyre Davies wasin the capital


Buenos Aires for the celebrations, Hello. So, the end of an era in a


sense. Tell us about Mr Macri? Mauricio Macri has certainly been


enjoying his moment. He was doing a very good impression of a grandad


dancing at a wedding last night at his victory rally. In many ways,


this was unexpected victory and Macri couldn't care less. He was


determined to show everyone how relieved and happy he was because he


had just defeated the dominant political movement that has


dominated Argentine politics for decades. Certainly for the last ten


years. Getting rid of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's successor.


Mauricio Macri dancing the night away in Buenos Aires last might.


Much to the pleasure, of course, of his many supporters. About 80% of


the Argentine population voted for him. Just under 50% for his


opponent. So, it was a close election. -- about 50%. Just before


he took to the stage, Mr Macri told supporters what is programme for


government would be. I hope that this joy,


this enthusiasm, this energy will help us quickly put the country on


the right path and for that we need to, as a government, correct the


things that they were doing badly. The dollar restriction was


a mistake as well as not giving information, not having access to


statistics, not having an independent central bank, they are


all things we are going to fix. We are going to provide


opportunities for those who want to and can invest in Argentina to be


able to so, starting with Over the next few days we


will be making a start. That something was quite something.


I just reading one comments describing Mr Macri as


uncharismatic. Does he have a problem his image?


No, I do think he is uncharismatic. He is a popular figure. He was the


outgoing Mayor of Brenna Suarez. He is the former President of a junior


football club, so I would not describe him as uncharismatic. --


Mayor of when sorrows. He has a big task ahead of him. The Argentine


government hasn't really publicised proper inflation figures, for


example. We don't how much money is left in the central bank. There are


a lot of criticisms of the current economy and things but he and his


economic team will have to get to grips with to tackle what is a


burgeoning economic crisis in Argentina. The mere fact that today


Mauricio Macri hold a press conference was a novelty because the


outgoing President, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is so private


herself that she doesn't hold press conferences or hold herself to


public scrutiny. I think we will see a change of style of government, how


much change of the economy will be possible with the economic crisis in


the short term is open to question. Of course, all available that


Mauricio Macri is bringing in, the outgoing government also going to


want to see some of the hard fought for welfare programmes also being


guaranteed. Thank you very much.


A DNA study has confirmed that London was an ethnically-diverse


The analysis reveals what some of the very first Londoners looked


The first results are from four people.


Two were mixed race, another from Eastern Europe,


Our Science Correspondent, Pallab Ghosh, has this exclusive report.


It's the most diverse city in the world.


People who have their roots from across


But 2,000 years ago, it was just the same.


That history is written in the bones of ancient human remains.


This is a skeleton of a 14-year-old girl, who lived in London 2,000


The DNA in her bones shows she grew up in North Africa.


But her mother was from southern or Eastern Europe.


She had blue eyes, like many people living in London


And her family had travelled across the globe to be in London.


Even though this was 2,000 years ago,


People are still able to move thousands of miles.


We think she may have been part of a military community, that her


father or indeed even her husband, although she was quite young, could


DNA was extracted from her teeth and bones and analysed


The researchers found out about two more of the very first Londoners.


Like the 14-year-old girl, one also had favourite in Africa and the


It's a boom town, of course, or a boom city.


It's a boom town, of course, Historian Michael Wood tells me


It's the most multicultural city in the world and what's great


about this is you just get that little hint of today's London


In the store room, there are skeletons of thousands more people.


Scientists hope to learn their stories, to,


and find out more about the history of the capital through their eyes.


Back to our top story and the lock down in Brussels.


People were being told by the police not to tweet


about their whereabouts or even about anything in particular.


That led to a massive outpouring of support on a line in the form of cat


pictures. Giving the people of Brussels a moment of fun and a bit


of an outlet for some of the tension that had been built up. The police


were very grateful. They tweeted this picture, I think we can just


show you. They wrote," for the cats that helped us last night, help


yourselves." Next the weather,


but for now from me


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