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This is BBC World News Today with me, Ben Bland.
The French President promises to destroy those responsible for
the Paris attacks, as memorials are held across the city two weeks on.
The names of the 130 victims were read out - survivors and their
families hear a pledge that France will not give in to fear or hate.
To you all, I solemnly promise you that France will put everything it
has at it's disposal to destroy the army of fanatics who have
After one of its warplanes was brought down, Russia suspends
As a result, Russians in this Turkish resort are
We'll find out what effect the exodus is having on tourism.
TRANSLATION: I starved. Bon appetit.
And a flavour of the year in film - we get the views of one critic
A memorial service has been held in Paris to remember those killed
A thousand people gathered - among them survivors
The names of the 130 people who died were read out.
The French President, Francois Hollande, said
his country would do all it could to destroy - what he called - the "army
In its monument to wartime heroes, France today honoured
They stood to gather, president, Prime Minister,
the angry and the grieving, as the names of those they lost were
Listening to the roll call of victims were
Brought from hospital, injured but determined to show their defiance.
I promise France will do everything to destroy this army of fanatics,
we will protect our children and we will stay true to ourselves.
His words echoed by France's national anthem.
A reminder that this was an attack not just on individuals,
Among the names read out in Paris was Hugo.
At Montpellier University, he was remembered not just
as a victim but as a student with a passion for punk rock.
Hugo had been staying at his flat in Paris that weekend to catch
In the park where they used to go, Stephan told me his son had
struggled with his studies, his love life, his parents' separation and
I was still his father but we became friends because I was an old guy,
he was young, so I explained to him about Led Zeppelin, The Clash.
Last month, Hugo had returned from holiday in Japan with a new
He said his problems were behind him and was ready to move
He showed me his tattoo and it was his best gift to me, because he...
"It was, OK, Dad, now I'm free, and I show you that I can go
At Montpellier Cathedral, they gathered to receive Hugo home.
His friends, family and members of his band, and the shock showing
Across France, parents are starting to bury
Amid the national commemorations, each death is being remembered,
His father said he was, "My boy, my baby, my friend, my confidant."
23 years after Hugo was born, a congregation, a town,
Moving on to the fight against Islamic State militants.
France has said for the first time that forces loyal
to the Syrian Government could be part of the campaign on the ground.
The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, was asked about it during
TRANSLATION: There are two sets of measures, firstly to carry out air
strikes and Amy must put troops on the ground.
The green groups cannot be ours because it would be
counter-productive. They must be from the Syrian Army and the Sunni
Arab sources. -- ground troops. And why not sources from the Syrian
regime? In the last hour, President Hollande
has called on the British parliamentarians to join the fight
against IS. He said he hopes MPs will meet the request of President
bat-mac Prime Minister Cameron. -- Prime Minister Cameron.
Mr Hollande has already agreed with Russian's President Putin that
the two countries should co-ordinate their military actions
But Russia remains angry over Turkey shooting
Mr Putin is refusing to meet Turkey's president
Russia has now suspended visa-free travel with Turkey.
Meanwhile, the Turkish President Erdogan said he didn't want to
damage relations with Russia but he accused Moscow of "playing
TRANSLATION: It is playing with fire to predict the Serbian regime.
The whole world admits that Turkey is correct in this incident. --
sarin. The day that this incident happened I requested a meeting with
President Putin. I wanted to hold a telephone conversation with him but
he has not returned my calls it. There is a climate change conference
in Paris and I believe he will be there. We can meet the and discuss
these matters. -- Syrian. As tensions between Russia
and Turkey continue to rise, The Russian parliament has
suggested that the country stops Russian officials say they have
found some harmful chemicals in textile and fruits imported
from Ankara. This crisis may seriously hit
the economy in the southern coastal resort of Antalya in Turkey,
where many businesses cater From there,
Olga Ivshina has this report. If you walk around the streets here
you may think that Russia is a language of 30. Four years, this
resort has been the most popular destination for Russian tourists.
There are leading international buyers of property in Antalya but
Russians are now quickly selling. TRANSLATION: The Russians in Antalya
are starting to panic. The Facebook group is looking to sell the
property. This is a good time to buy flats. I hope that things get back
to normal soon and we will not have to change the way that we live.
For more than 70,000 Russian speakers who now live in Antalya,
the stakes are extremely high. Stormy. This is probably the best
word to describe the current relations between Ankara and Moscow
after Turkey downed a Russian military jet. As political
conditions get worse, more and more businessmen in Antalya are worried
about their future. This holiday season is over. So, many hotels
close for renovation. However, nobody knows how many of them will
open next spring. This man runs a hotel with his wife. They made zero
profit this year. TRANSLATION: Over the last few years we use the
customers who would stay two times each year. But because of the week
rouble they have only come once and some have not come at all. White mac
this man runs his cafe in Antalya. He is proud Russians are coming here
with their families and he is really disappointed with the officials.
Suggesting Turkey has become dangerous for Russian citizens.
If something bad happens, my talk is friends and I are to patrol the
streets in order to protect any Russians. There is absolutely
nothing to be afraid of. While politicians practice using
strong language, Russians and talks in Antalya try to find ways to live
their lives side-by-side as they used to.
Reports from northern Nigeria see a suicide bomber has blown himself up
in the middle of the procession causing casualties. At least 21
people are believed to have been killed.
Pope Francis has arrived in Uganda for the second leg
There was a warm welcome for the pontiff at Entebbe
He also held a huge youth rally at Kasarani Stadium.
In Uganda he spoke to government officials and local church leaders
It promises, it hopes, it struggles. Its achievements. The world looks to
Africa as the continent of hope. Catherine Byaruhanga is in Kampala
for us. Give us a flavour of the atmosphere
and welcome the Pope received? It has been a very loud welcome with
lots of music and dancing. Where I am at the moment that a Catholic
shrine. He was here one hour ago. There were crowds of thousands of
people, singers, traditional dancers, some have composed songs
for the Pope. Just as he was driving into Kampala, thousands of people
lined the streets. His choice of car in Uganda is actually a small black
Kia and Ugandans have been sharing images of this on social media. I
understand there are two big issues that Ugandans have been telling you
that they would like the Pope to address, tell us more about this,
please. Yes, the first one is corruption. As we have seen, the
Pope taught in Kenya and that is a big issue. Some of the people I have
spoke to this morning have said that they would like the Pope to give a
message to government and business leaders to do more to take care of
the country's natural wealth. He spoke a bit about that in his speech
at State house. The other issue is the elections. We are in a campaign
season. Voting will take place in February. Some of those we spoke to
live like the pontiff to really sort of mediate with different political
leaders to make sure that the process is free and fair and that it
is peaceful. OK, thank you very much for that
update. The International Criminal Court in
The Hague is one of the few global She's Fatou Bensouda,
a lawyer from the Gambia who's now The ICC's critics say it is slow
and expensive. There's been controversy because
so far all its cases have come As part of our 100 Women series,
Fatou Bensouda's been speaking to Zeinab Badawi about justice, gender,
race and the challenges of leading an institution that is
rarely out of the news. There are a few cases which were
very, very difficult and marketing me a lot. I have done the rape of a
school girl by the teacher in the school toilet and from the very
beginning, I just felt that this should not be happening. We must do
everything that we can to should not be happening. We must do
that this kind of crime is held to account. -- it marks to me a lot.
When you were in Gambia, did you think you would end up the head of
the criminal court? think you would end up the head of
time but what was clear to think you would end up the head of
time was that I wanted to contribute to justice and social welfare. I
wanted to serve. I wanted something to do with women, how could I help
and contribute? So, I think this is an opportune moment and really, a
privilege, to be in this position and to be able to serve as I thought
about it when I was growing up. With respect to my work, I hardly
think about my gender, I must tell you. But I believe also, as a woman,
and putting emphasis on certain crimes like sexual and gender based
crimes, I believe my gender has helped me to ensure that I draw a
line under this and a visit to a strategic level, one of the
strategic goals of my office and I put an emphasis on that. I am sure,
perhaps if I was a man, or if a man was sitting here, they would do the
same thing, but really, as the woman, I believe it is important
that I highlight those kind of crimes, and also crimes against
children, that is something that is a priority for my office. I am also
trying to put out a policy paper on children. As you know, I have
already done that on sexual and gender based crime. These type of
crimes are important for me and I believe my agenda has a lot to do
with that. Fatou Bensouda speaking to Zeinab
Badawi. To find out more about our series, there are on our website you
will find out profiles, including that of Helena Lee swing. -- Hillary
swing. -- tee-mac. -- Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. -- Hilary
It's been a big year at the cinema and as the year comes to a close and
the awards season gets closer, we start to look at which ones stood
Well, Sight Sound magazine have released their list
And I'm delighted to welcome Nick James who is the editor
Swank these are the reviews of critics?
That is correct. The 1 that has topped the poll,
Assassin, I think we can look at the trailer for that.
Very heavy going that one. It looks like an action movie, but it isn't,
it is actually a very beautiful film. It has a simple story, a woman
assassin is said to assassinate someone she is in love with and that
is the basic frame of the story but it takes place in these times of
courting and these gorgeous costumes, it is a film that is
literally like a moving painting rather than an action server. It
looks like an action thriller, but it has other delights. -- action
thriller. What about arthouse films, they are
notorious for hard to please, the critics.
Yes, the director from Taiwan has made a lot of beautiful forms over
the last few years. This is a kind of pinnacle of achievement for him
in terms of, you know, how beautiful the film is. It is an aesthetic
experience primarily. Do you think that this film will
reach more people because it is top of this poll? I would hope so. I do
not think it will do as well at the box office as the second or third
film. There is that wonderful lesbian drama that everyone should
see this weekend. And we also have at number three Mad Max. A number of
your viewers will have looked at. Before we look at that, you
referenced the lesbian Fulmar, Carol. Let us have a look at that.
-- lesbian film. I start. Bon appetit. What do you do
on Sundays. Nothing in particular, what do you do? Nothing, really.
Maybe you would like to come and visit me sometime. You are welcome
to. There is some pretty country around where I live. Would you like
to come and visit me this Sunday? Yes. What a strange girl you are.
Why? Flunk out of space.
Watching that, so close to the clip that be so at the top of the poll.
You could not have two more different films at the top of this?
Our poll reflects a great variety of modern cinema, there is a greater
span of things on offer. If you are interested in of... The blockbusters
that you see in the multiplexes come from a narrow band, but films like
those two are, you know, treasures to be sought out by more people, I
would hope, than sometimes do. Whether any particular films in the
top ten or the top 20 that surprised you?
I was surprised that Mad Max, given our bunch of critics, was at number
three. Even though I love it myself, it is a tremendous film. There is
quite a solemn and sad documentary about a famous film-maker in the
middle of the poll. She sadly died recently and I think that may have
affected some of the votes that that got. I was pleased to see any in the
top ten, that is my favourite film of the year. It is in at number
nine. -- Amy. When you disappointed with any of
the films in the poll? Sometimes you get huge numbers of
funds that might have been done well. The film Macbeth, that did not
do well in our poll. It might have done better.
Nick James, thank you very much. A unmanned NASA space rocket which
broke up in mid air above Cape Canaveral last year appears to have
reached an unlikely new destination. What looks like a large fragment
of the fuselage was found floating It is currently being guarded
on a beach at Tresco We sent our reporter Johnny O'Shea
to find out more. On the beach a local boatyard
worker has been busy cleaning It was towed here yesterday
after the skipper of the island's We were all quite intrigued
as to what it was. At first they thought it might have
been part of an aeroplane, but it was pretty shocking to scrape
the barnacles off and find out it The debris is believed to be
from this spacecraft launched from It was taking part to
the International Space Station. Photographs from
before the launch show the same It has caused quite a stir on Tresco
and everybody is talking One enterprising local man started
charging ?5 to have photos taken of it, ?10 if he was in the photos
as well, trying to capitalise on Now it is here, nobody is
sure what happens next. Its American owners are trying to
verify exactly which rocket it is. Perhaps they will want it back
in Florida or perhaps it will find a permanent home year
on this remote island. The breaking news now. There has
been a shooting in the US state of Colorado. Colorado Springs police
have said they are responding to reports of an active shooter at
eight plan parenthood clinic. Planned parenthood is an
organisation that of its reproductive health services in the
United States. Police officers have said they have been deployed but the
situation is not yet stabilised. We will keep you across that and bring
you more as it comes in. Four rare white lion cubs have
been unveiled at a zoo in Toronto. The males were born to their mother
Makali eight weeks ago and have just The cubs are some of just 300
white lions in the world. While they're not technically
albinos, their blonde-white fur is caused by a recessive trait in
the same gene that causes albinism. Before we go,
let's return to our top story from France, where President Hollande
has led a memorial service to remember the 130 people killed in
gun and bomb attacks two weeks ago. It is a day of national mourning
and everyone in the country has been encouraged to join in, by
displaying France's national flag. TRANSLATION: Today we can allow
ourselves to get out the flags. We are not the only once, I think
many have been buying the French flag.
I think everyone looked into their heart and found something stronger
and harder. It is a very public display of togetherness. I have been
speaking about it with everyone I care for, my friends and family. I
really think something has changed and this is the proof that the
French people are more united now than ever before.
Just some of the images they are from France on a national day of
mourning as we remember the victims. Thank you for