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The missed opportunity to catch the ringleader of the Paris attacks.
The BBC learns there was an attempt to arrest him months before the
After Republican candidate Donald Trump's call for Muslims to be
Paris climate talks about a new push a final agreement.
Nigeria's floating school where the children are offered the
Now it seems there was an attempt to arrest
Abdelhameed Abaaoud, the ringleader of the operation, months before
A senior anti-terrorism source in Belgium says Abbaoud was tracked to
Abdelhameed Abaaoud, the ringleader of the Paris attacks.
But the BBC has learned there was an operation to capture him in Greece
It was supposed to happen just before this anti-terrorism operation
in the Belgian town of Vervier on the 15th of January.
Two Islamist extremists were killed here.
They were part of a network stretching to
Because he was directing the jihadi cell in Belgium by mobile
Two days after the shoot out in Vervier,
We have been told by a resident of the building that this is
An Algerian man was arrested here and eventually
Across town, this was the second apartment raided.
The current occupant gave us a brief glimpse inside.
It is known traces of DNA were recovered in both apartments.
It matched samples recovered from Abaaoud's body in Paris.
He described a raid earlier this year.
Police say to me, did you see somebody?
He said a lot of people were coming and going from the apartment,
not speaking Greek, and it was always noisy.
It is not entirely clear how Abaaoud slipped through
There may have been an attempt to track him down
in this square by tracing the signal of his mobile phone.
The Greek authorities are not confirming any details.
All that is known is that he got away.
And Abaaoud is not the only link between Greece
the only gunman still on the run, travelled to Greece
by ferry from Italy on the 1st of August, leaving three days later.
And two of the suicide bombers that attacked the Stade de France,
they crossed by boat from Turkey to the island of Leros
Much of the detail that has emerged raises questions about how to create
a better exchange of information and closer cooperation
between anti-terrorism authorities in different European countries.
But the link with Abaaoud is also
If he had been captured in Greece back in January, the attacks in
Now a story that has been getting a huge amount of public attention.
The Republican presidential front-runner, Donald Trump,
has faced widespread condemnation, after saying all Muslims should be
prevented from entering the United States.
The billionaire, who has made a series of controversial remarks
throughout the presidential race, issued his latest call after last
His dream of becoming President is propelled
and also his hardline stance on immigration.
But Donald Trump is now advocating a policy Americans normally
associate with far right hate groups,
a blanket ban on foreign Muslims entering the country.
Donald J Trump is calling for a total
and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our
country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.
The more outrageous his remarks, the more cheers
They have helped make him a front runner
Rivals call him unhinged and offensive...
This morning on breakfast television he seemed almost to revel in it.
We have people that want to blow up our buildings, our cities and we
Last week's attack in San Bernardino has spread fears
in America about the threat from home-grown terrorism and some
I think it is a good idea with everything going on
It sounds harsh, but that is the reality.
There has been an acid shower of criticism.
This newspaper compared Trump to Adolf Hitler.
American Muslims have also expressed outrage.
Donald Trump sounds more like a leader of a lynch mob than
The dominant view is that shutting out Muslims would be un-American
It's worth remembering these were not off-the-cuff remarks,
they were the product of a political calculation.
Donald Trump is an astute businessman who knows an extreme
stance on immigration, however controversial, however offensive,
But to many he is devaluing the very notion of a United States
of America and trashing this country's international brand.
In the last hour a White House spokesman suggested Donald Trump's
comments should disqualify him from becoming president.
He added they were the worst judge campaign. His campaign has had a
dustbin of history like qualities to it, from the vacuous slogans and
outright lies and even the fake hair. The whole carnival routine
that we have seen for some time now. The question now is about the rest
of the Republican Party. Whether or not they are going to be dragged
into the dustbin of history with them. Right now the current
trajectory is not very good. The White House press secretary. David
Willets is in San Bernardino, the scene of the shooting last week.
This is where a terrorist attack actually happened on US soil. What
are people saying here about double Trump's comments about Muslims?
Donald Trump cited the events in this building behind me as the
reason for his view that Muslims should be banned from the US until
things are sorted out on this front. They are incendiary comments. They
have been attacked even by members of his own party and rivals for the
presidential nomination. Some people here, a minority, very small
minority probably agree with Donald Trump's remarks. But the vast
percentage, the bulk of the people we talked to this morning feel that
this United States was built on that policy of inclusion and that's to
ostracise one particular group of people, one religious group, if you
like, would fly completely in the face of all the United States of
America truly stands for. face of all the United States of
days on, how much is the picture of what happened in San Bernardino
becoming clear? I am sorry, would you mind repeating? How much is the
picture of what happened in San Bernardino becoming clear, if you
can catch that this time? UEFA you know what, the FBI has gone into the
conference room here. It is trying to piece together what actually
happened in that attack, just under one week ago. They are undergoing
some kind of time frame picture reconstruction at the moment, trying
to pinpoint exactly what happened and when. It has also emerged, just
in the last year, people in this building also underwent a training
exercise intended to prepare them for just this kind of eventuality.
We do not know whether one of the gun men in this attack was actually
part of that exercise. But the FBI said that it had interviewed about
400 people since the attack last week, collecting 380 pieces of
evidence, many of which are being analysed at their headquarters on
the East Coast, and they make the point it will be a long and
painstaking investigation. David, thank you very much. David in San
Bernardino, California. Bruce Orwall, the bureau chief of
the Wall Street Journal's London office says Mr Trump's comments may
have been a tactical move. You have to remember this statement
came out some hours after he was shown to be behind in the polls in
the crucial state of Iowa, where the sweepstakes kick-off. It could be
trying to distinguish himself among Republican rivals of which there are
a lot, 12 or 14 at last count rather than playing to the broader
populace. But it still carries an enormous amount of risk to go ahead
with a sweeping statement like that. If that is the intention it seems to
be working because it puts Ted Cruz in the lead. But who are people
talking about? Not him. I suppose it is true that it is better to be
mentioned than not. But there is a long game to play on a big statement
like that. It will put a lotta people in a precarious situation
where other Republican candidates will be under pressure to distance
themselves from Donald Trump if he emerges as the nominee of the party
in a few months. It could make it more difficult for him to solicit
support from other party members. What do you think of the support we
are hearing from what Donald Trump is saying? You have to understand I
think we have a bit of a global perspective. It is not just a US
phenomenon. In Europe we have seen the last couple of years support on
the immigration issue drifting, sometimes
the immigration issue drifting, right-wing parties, preaching this
message. It happened after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in
message. It happened after the earlier this year. Then we had the
big migration wave which earlier this year. Then we had the
lot of support to those parties. And now after the more recent Paris
attacks for example, the National party in France is doing
attacks for example, the National in the regional elections under way
there. And may have unprecedented power. It is not necessarily an
unusual cards to play. We will bring you what we are
hearing from the defence Ministry in Russia. The military has launched a
barrage of air and missile strikes in Syria and notably for the first
time it has launched a new cruise missile from a submarine. The
Minister said that the cruise missile was launched in the
Mediterranean and successfully hit its designated target. Bombers have
also taken part in the latest raids, 60 sorties in the last three days.
For the first time the Russians are saying that they have launched an
attack on targets in Syria from a submarine. We will bring you more
details on that as we get them. Reports
from Iraq say government forces have recaptured a key district
in the city of Ramadi, which was seized by the so-called Islamic
State group earlier this year. Iraqi media reports say the Tameem
area in the south-west of the city is now in the hands
of government forces. The South African athlete,
Oscar Pistorius, has been granted bail while he
awaits sentence for murdering his Judges changed his conviction from
manslaughter to murder last week but he intends to mount an appeal at
South Africa's Constitutional Court. Schools, factories and building
sites in Beijing have been closed as part of an effort to reduce air
pollution in the Chinese capital. Half of the city's vehicles
have been banned from driving. The red alert
for pollution is expected to remain As Beijing feels the effects
of pollution, the chances of a new global climate deal have received a
boost with the announcement that the European Union will join an alliance
with 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in a final push
for agreement at talks in Paris. Matt McGrath is there for us now. It
is significant and interesting. It unifies the developed and developing
world. Nothing really gets done at the United Nations unless both sides
are involved. We have had coalitions of developing countries and richer
countries coming together with polarisation between them. That is
what the European Alliance does in the last couple of days of this
talks, putting together a frame of a coalition of countries developing
and the richer in a unified platform. They are clear about what
they want with a legally binding deal. They want transparency, some
money has been put into it by the European Union. It is sending a
positive signal to the rest of the talks for the other teams and
negotiators that a deal can be done. Well into week two. What is the
sense? Is it cautious optimism? I hate to use that cliche but it is a
sense of cautious optimism and I suppose the reason to some extent is
the French presidency. They have guided the talks well. Negotiators
seem willing to do a deal. We got a couple of crunch moments in the next
couple of days, with the long cherished hopes and ambitions of
many partners having to be put aside. I'm told the president here
would like a document tomorrow which has got a range of two choices on
each of the key questions. If that is the case, some important pieces
will have to be left outside. Some countries might object. I think that
is a real point of impact and interest as well, to see of these
countries will object the server as lead to what is left of the
document. For most people at the moment there is a sense of optimism
and at a deal, an important and strong one, can be done at the
weekend. Taliban militants have attacked
the airport complex in southern A spokesman for the provincial
governor said the Taliban stormed the main gate of the facility,
encountering heavy resistance The sprawling Kandahar Air Field,
south of the city, has both Inayatulhaq Yasini is from
BBC Pashto. Government troops are claiming they
have surrounded attackers. They said that they have vacated themselves in
two places, one is a school, they estimate four, five are dead and two
in a house. They are claiming civilian casualties and moving very
slowly. On the other hand, before coming to the studio, the Taliban,
he spokesman said on Twitter that cited is going on -- fighting is
going on and they have had a lot of casualties from government forces.
How significant is it when Kandahar has been considered a Taliban
stronghold? It was and it is. The men fighting the Taliban are mainly
from the South and from Kandahar. The important thing is international
forces are present. American bases are there. The government is not
saying that they are involved in the operation but they are there. They
must be having some involvement. The timing is important. This was the
first day of conference in Islamabad. The regional conference.
They have brought leaders and ministers to talk about needing
cooperation and Security and on the sidelines we will have discussions
on the peace process. One candidate is going tomorrow. The Taliban has
chosen a very important time. The other thing is that for the last
four or five days there was a rumour the leader was killed in fighting.
They are serving things have not happened. -- showing. That's the
leadership is intact and they can strike whenever they want. We were
seeing it was coming and we have had of this attack. Now there are
attacks out there. It is one of the oldest slams in Nigeria's largest
city and home to more than 100,000 people. -- slams. It sits on a
lagoon in Lagos. And as we report, it is an extraordinary floating
school here giving children the chance of a better life. It is
called Little Venice. The school run is under way. These children are the
sons and daughters of fishermen. Water is in the blood. What the
community lacks in glamour it makes up for in greatness. Change has come
to this area. An extraordinary floating school, widening horizons
and giving the children a leg up in life. This classroom is on the third
floor of the floating school. What is remarkable about the structure is
if you walk upstairs, you will find my favourite feature of this boat
will stop following me here. This is it. A second classroom. And this
classroom his open air. A cool breeze is blowing through as the
children are learning. One other thing you should know, take a look
at this. It is a unique view of the thing you should know, take a look
come from. The school is giving the children an opportunity to think
big. I want to be a lawyer and fight for human rights. I want to be a
businessman. I want to be a rich man. You want to be a rich man? And
what is special about this school? I like it. It is for a team. It was
founded -Noah, the first and his family to get an education. -- by
Noah. We have got all of the family to get an education. -- by
challenges. At 22 children, I am the last one of the family and I have
the lucky guy. That opened the school. Lunchtime and the meals
arrive. It is part of a community pulling together to give their kids
a chance. It is the most famous painting in
the world but is it really the original face painted by Leonardo da
Vinci? A print scientist has bent more than one decade studying the
Mona Lisa and says he has proved to need the famous portrait is the
picture of another woman. But it is claiming controversy in the art
world. -- causing. Her smile and mystery has gripped
the nation for more than 500 years. giving up some of her secret? A
the painting at the Louvre in Paris over a decade ago. -- rare access.
He has scrutinised the masterpiece. The painting has been analysed by a
multilayer 's camera under intense light. We can peel back all of the
layer of paint. He claims to have discovered an earlier portrait
beneath the surface. Working from his scanners, he was able to create
this reconstruction of what he thinks that version looks like.
Side-by-side with the portrait today. For me this is not the same
woman. Look at this painting which we all know. She is staring straight
at you with an enigmatic smile. In the new image underneath, instead of
gazing directly, she is looking to the side and there is no trace of
that famous smile. There has always been a debate about her true
identity. Over the been a debate about her true
time suck legend. How likely is it -- silk merchant. This man
time suck legend. How likely is it this latest scientific research. I
think these new discoveries are like a massive
think these new discoveries are like still waters of art history. They
disturb everything we thought we still waters of art history. They
knew about the Mona Lisa. We will probably have some reluctance from
the authorities to think about changing the title of the painting
because that is what we are talking about. It is goodbye, Mona Lisa. She
is somebody else. The Luke Rowe has declined to comment and the findings
have divided opinion. -- Museum. Not all scientists are convinced of
another portrait underneath. It may show what he was thinking about,
Leonardo. But the idea of a picture underneath the surface I think is
untenable. I think there is almost no doubt it is Mona Lisa. More than
9 million people flock to see the painting in a year. In 500 years it
shame seekers still keeping everybody guessing. -- it seems she
is still keeping people guessing. They were on stage when the suicide
bombers burst into the theatre killing 90 people. The rock band had
made a surprise and emotional return to the city, having laid flowers
outside the venue where so many of their fans died. On Monday night
they appeared at a concert alongside U2. It is the first time they had
performed since escaping from the Paris attacks. Welcome the Eagles of
death metal. It was more than a guess spot. -- guest spot. This band
returned to a personal horror, the city where they saw friends,
colleagues and fans murdered in front of them. The last time they
performed it was the night of the terrorist attack when they heard
gunfire at the end of the song. Fans tried to escape and band members hit
on the side of the stage. The lead singer saw a man with a gun raised
in his hand and the barrel hit a door frame. It saved his life. This
was, they said, an encore by a band bonded in grief with those lost and
injured. The song they chose was an old paddy Smith number, people have
the power. It is very brave to seeing this night. Because this band
have seen the devil. It is very good therapy for the band. It was a very
emotional moment for me. It was a very happy. The whole stage was with
them. People have the power! People have the power! The lyrics, people
have the power to rescue the Earth from fools. The music was over a few
hours later. They returned to where it all happen. It was a moment of
silence and reflection at the theatre.
We have got a lot more on all of our stories on our website. That is all
from this programme. The weather is coming up next. From me and the rest
of the team, goodbye. Good evening. More wet weather in
the forecast for the next few days but this rain will not be as heavy
or as persistent as the destructive rain we saw over the weekend. High