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The UN Security Council unanimously condemns North Korea's long-range
The accelerated development of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic
missile programme poses a serious threat to international peace and
security. Almost two days after the massive
earthquake that struck Taiwan - a young man is pulled
alive from the rubble. The Super Bowl is 50 -
California prepares to host one of the world's biggest -
and richest - sporting events. And in football's Premier League,
Chelsea come from behind in injury time to draw 1-1 with
Manchester United at Stamford The United Nations Security Council
has strongly condemned North Korea's North Korean State
TV described the launch Officials in Seoul claim Pyongyang
is actually preparing The launch happened
despite existing UN resolutions. Washington denounced
it as a weapons test. Moscow said the move
"undermined" regional security. And China, normally more sympathetic
to Pyongyang, expressed "regret". After the emergency meeting,
the American ambassador to the UN urged the Security Council to pass
new, tough sanctions on North Korea. North Korea's launch yesterday,
using prescribed a listing missile technology -- ballistic missile
technology undermines regional stability and violates their
obligations under four separate security council resolutions. It
demonstrates yet again that the DPRK will continue to escalate tensions
in the absence of a strong and forceful response from the
international community. Our correspondent Nick Bryant
is at the UN in New York. There are already sanctioned in
place against North Korea. What is the feeling there? Are more
sanctions going to work? The US certainly wants tougher and more
comprehensive sanctions, as you said, in the decade since North
Korea carried out its first atomic test, in October 2006, there have
been four sets of sanctions, asset freezes, travel bans, bans on luxury
goods aimed at hitting the elite where it hurts, in their lavish
lifestyles. But while it has slowed down the nuclear and ballistic
programmes, obviously, self-evidently, it has not managed
to haul them. There are questions about how rigidly the sanctions are
being enforced and how widely they are being applied. To give you an
example, 32 North Koreans are named by the United Nations, who have an
association with the nuclear programme. In Iran, it is 121. That
is why the Americans want sanctions to be broader and tougher. What will
the new sanctions look like? That is up for negotiation. The negotiations
started last month, in fact, after the fourth nuclear test was
conducted by North Korea. The problem for the Americans is that
the Chinese are resisting pressures for tough sanctions, punitive
sanctions. The fear in Beijing is that they could topple the Pyongyang
regime which would destabilise the country and create a refugee crisis
on China's border. It does not want that. Pyongyang knows it can exploit
that fear. Another added layer of complication is the tensions at the
moment between America and China over the man-made islands in the
South China Sea. Cooperation on North Korea is made more difficult
because of that ongoing row. So Pyongyang can exploit China's fear
and also those tensions tween Washington and Beijing. Nick Bryant
is in New York for us. Thank you for joining us.
Let's get some reaction from the region now.
Our correspondent Jon Sudworth reports from Beijing.
Over the Korean peninsula, the rocket's engines could be seen
It is reported to have successfully placed a satellite into orbit,
news met with choreographed applause in the North Korean capital.
State TV is showing the country's young leader, Kim Jong-Un,
at mission control, vital propaganda for a man trying
to cement his position as Supreme Leader.
In South Korea, the government held an emergency meeting
with the president leading a chorus of international concern,
TRANSLATION: The launch is an attempt to increase
North Korea's missile capability as a means
It is a serious challenge to world peace.
North Korea's previous rocket launches have shown that the west
coast of the United States could be within reach.
Its nuclear tests have been growing in sophistication.
Experts believe a deliverable long-range weapon may be just
North Korea's only ally, China, has been celebrating
its lunar New Year festival in traditional explosive style.
But diplomatically, it is treading very softly indeed.
The statement from the Foreign Ministry in Beijing was not one
of condemnation but rather, an appeal for restraint
China fears a nuclear armed North Korea as much as anyone,
but it is also deeply nervous of anything that may
push its isolated, impoverished neighbour towards economic collapse.
There have already been years of pressure. Despite that, North
Korea's launch takes it one more step towards its nuclear ambitions.
John Sudworth, BBC News, Beijing. A 20-year-old man has emerged alive
from the rubble of an apartment building in Taiwan, two days
after it collapsed in an earthquake. At least 26 people are thought
to have died and hopes are fading for more than 100
who are still missing. From Tainan in south
Taiwan, Rupert Wingfield Hayes Deep inside the collapsed building,
this rescue crew is getting close. "Hold on", they shout,
"we are coming through". A few minutes later,
a young man is lifted clear of the building and lowered
gently to the ground. His condition is serious,
but he is alive. But this is the only bright spot
in what has otherwise been This afternoon, a rescuer emerged
holding a small bundle, 30 hours in the rubble
had been too much. Still, dozens more are waiting
for news in growing despair. This woman's son is
somewhere under the rubble. Why did this building come down
when those around are unscathed? People are asking why this building
came down when the others seem to have withstood the earthquake
without a problem, and there are clear signs of what might be
wrong with this building. The collapse has exposed these blue
and white cooking oil cans that appear to have been used as filler
inside some of the concrete beams. Relatives I spoke to tonight say
they want a full investigation. They want somebody to
be held responsible. Let's take a look at
some other stories now. Spain's interior minister says
the arrest of seven members of a suspected Islamist cell marks
a major blow in the struggle The suspects were believed to be
operating a supply network for fighters in Syria and Iraq,
sending them money, weapons and computer equipment under
the guise of humanitarian relief. Japan's Prime Minister has appeared
at a rally demanding the return of four disputed islands,
currently administered by Russia. Shinzo Abe promised to resolve
the 60-year territorial dispute Russia announced plans to build
a military base on one of the islands in October, angering
Tokyo. Italy's interior minister says
injuries to the body of an Italian student found dead in Egypt
shows that he suffered The minister was speaking
after a second autopsy was carried The student's body was found
near a main road outside Cairo following his
disappearance last month. There are fears of a new
humanitarian crisis in Syria - with 35,000 people trapped
on the border with Turkey. The refugees are fleeing
an offensive by government forces Turkey has said it is prepared
to help them - but the border BBC Persian's Khashiyar Joneidi
is at the border with more. The Turkish president says that if
necessary, thousands of Syrian refugees who have massed along the
border with Turkey will be let in. But here, at this border crossing,
the gates remain closed. Although trucks carrying humanitarian aid and
construction material have been allowed to cross the border into
Syrian territory, to transport the goods for the eight refugee camps
along the border, where the refugees have been settled.
Seref Isler is from BBC Turkish and explains Turkey's position.
It is definitely a very difficult position because on one hand, you
have the obligations that the European Union set forth in return
for some aid. The European Union wants them to stem the migrant
crisis, for Turkey to host these refugees on Turkish soil. However,
when it comes to domestic politics, Turkey has an increasing
unemployment rate. There is local concern as to how Turkey will be
able to look after all of the refugees. Resources are stretched
thin. There are about 2.5 million Syrians in Turkey, enough to make a
small city. Turkey at the same time is having to look after its domestic
politics and what the local people want. So for the moment, it is
hosting these refugees on Syrian soil, saying that the aid is being
provided on the Syrian side of the border and the board remains closed.
-- the border. The first day of Haiti's annual
carnival in the capital, Port-au-Prince, has been cancelled
after political parties threatened more protests over the country's
failed presidential elections. Michel Martelly has now stepped down
as president after five years in office, but no successor
has been elected. On Saturday,
leaders of both houses of the Haitian parliament agreed
to select a new interim president Haiti's politicians hope that their
agreement can ease the tensions that have led to violent scenes like
these in the capital on Saturday. There are deep divisions on how this
Caribbean nation of 10.5 million people is governed. Presidential
elections began in October but have yet to produce a final outcome.
Opposition supporters accused the government of rigging the poll.
Their candidate derided them as a farce. An independent electoral
commission found there were many a late -- many irregularities but the
government rejected the allegations. Michel Martelly has been president
since 2011 and is constitutionally barred from seeking re-election. He
hopes this formal promise to step aside will allay fears he wants to
stay in office. TRANSLATION: Regardless of this accord, everyone
has to be vigilant. We have to realise that there are people who
are not covered by this agreement. For that, I call on all the
responsible parties to make every effort to maintain stability in this
country. So all leaders, especially those who make use of violence,
should understand that every time there is violence, Haiti takes a
step backwards. The president of the National Assembly said the agreement
signalled the way forward. TRANSLATION: The institution of the
Republic is charged with the critical destiny of our country.
This agreement also present a major responsibility. In this case, the
parliament has a great responsibility at this time to
guarantee stability. UN peacekeepers have been in Haiti for more than a
decade and are still trying to uphold the rule of law. But
political consensus, including electoral reforms, will be key, as
the country is contained -- country continues to recover from the damage
inflicted by natural disasters and years of instability.
Stay with us on BBC World News, still to come:
The Hollywood stunt over a bridge in London that had onlookers fearing a
terrorist attack. As junior doctors in England prepare
for another strike over a new contract, there is no sign
of compromise with the government. Talks have broken down,
and a 24-hour strike is due to take The Health Secretary,
Jeremy Hunt has criticised the doctors' union, the BMA,
of its handling of the dispute. Incredibly disappointing that the
totally irresponsible way the BMA has behaved in refusing to sit down
and talk about how we can improve patient care and spreading
misinformation. I would not trust him to sell me he used car, let
alone hold my future and more importantly, my patience' future, in
his hands. Gale-force winds and high seas
are expected to hit the coast of southern England overnight
as Storm Imogen closes in. South-west England and south Wales
are due to bear the brunt Some ferry services have
already been cancelled and South West Trains
says its services to the affected areas are already being
run at reduced speeds. Drivers of high-sided vehicles
are being warned to consider This is BBC World News Today.
The latest headlines. The UN Security Council unanimously
condemns North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket in defiance of UN
resolutions. Rescuers in Taiwan say more than 100 people are still
thought to be trapped in the ruins of a collapsed apartment block,
following an earthquake, two days ago.
As far as big sporting events go - they don't get any more commercially
valuable than the Super Bowl - and American football's biggest
This time, there's a special anniversary to celebrate.
Our correspondent James Cook is soaking up the atmopshere
In San Francisco, the circus has come to town.
Fans flocked to the California sun from all over the United States.
They have come from North Carolina, from Denver and from all points
in between, to see one of the greatest shows on Earth.
Such a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
These fans have come 5000 miles from West Lothian and they are not
It's the Super Bowl atmosphere, isn't it?
Just for the atmosphere, we love football.
Of course, such a big event is also a big target.
In a country nervous about terrorism, security
The organisers say they have learned lessons from the London Olympics
The Super Bowl is a level one national security event,
which means it receives the highest level of national security.
Equivalent to a Presidential inauguration.
And then, there are the adverts. Hello, I'm Helen Mirren.
With more than 100 million Americans watching, companies pay up
Plus Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars are lined
Super Bowl 50 aims to be bigger than ever.
A golden anniversary in the Golden State.
Alex South is in San Francisco for us - let's go there now.
Alex, 160 million people are expected to watch this. It is a huge
spectacle over there, isn't it? It is, it is the day when America stops
and watches a game of football. Tomorrow is actually the day when a
lot of Americans take the day off. They are the moat -- with the debut
below most likely to call in sick. A lot of Americans wish it was a
public holiday but it's not so they have to make their excuses. In Santa
Clara, the stadium is behind me, where the Denver Broncos will take
on the heavy favourites, the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have
lost just once all season. They have got a bright new quarterback, Cam
Newton, the big news. The NFL against the Denver Broncos Peyton
Manning, who's been in the game for 18 years. In his own words, this
could be his last rodeo so it is the young against the old. Who is going
to win? We will find out in a few hours. I'm hearing there are some
unusual bets being put on the bed. Give us a flavour. -- on the event.
It's rather strange, you can bet on anything you wanted this country,
unbelievably and strangely in California, you are not allowed to
gamble but you can bet through betting websites in Billy Bakker
added devices like Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. Strange bets, how long
will the national anthem be? What colour will Cam Newton's shoes be
and who will Cam Newton thank first in his post-match speech if they
win? I would not bet on that but some people do.
Lets get some more sport now. Starting with the Premier League,
Chelsea remain unbeaten under Guus Hiddink after scoring a dramatic
late equaliser against Manchester United Stamford Bridge. Chelsea
salvaged a draw in the first minute of injury time through Diego Costa.
United are six points behind fourth placed Manchester city and 12 points
behind leaders, Leicester. Louis van Gaal's side dominated early but had
to wait until just after the hour before taking the lead through Jesse
Lingard. That looked to be enough to seal all three points until Diego
Costa's equaliser. We are happy with the point. Of course, when you
analyse shortly the game, I think Manchester United started very well.
They stretched the field of play. As a consequence, we dropped back to
far and we could not get into the duels. They played very well. We
don't reward ourselves with a victory. We were the better team. We
have created more chances and then you have to win. But until the last
quarter, we played very well. We could have scored more goals. But we
did not do that. Goals from Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
helped Arsenal to a 2-0 victory away at Bournemouth. The win put an end
to a losing run of four league games and moved them up to third in the
table behind Spurs on goal difference. They are five points
behind Leicester. We are quite sorry defensively -- quite solid
defensively but we lost a bit of the urgency in the second half. I
believe as well we lost the killer instinct to get the third goal, you
know. On top of that, Bournemouth are red team who are physically very
strong. From the first to the last minute, they were at the top level.
Real Madrid are set to go within a point of second placed Atletico
Madrid in La Liga to night. Karim Benzema Luka Modric were both on
target to give Real Madrid the lead again struggling Granada. That
matches into stoppage time. The first set of games in the Six
Nations are complete and it ended with a nail-biting finale in Dublin.
Ireland and Wales played out the toughest of stalemates, 16-16 it
finished. Ireland made the early running with a try from Conor Murray
and tee penalty to give them a 13-0 lead but Wales fought back with a
Toby Faletau trite and two penalties to level the score. Wales went in
front inside the final ten minutes briefly before Johnny Sexton
levelled the match again with a high-pressure penalty kick. It
remained 16-16. England and the first weekend top of the Six Nations
table. You know when you play Wales, to be honest, nearly every Six
Nations game is the same, it's a tough game. Wales come and they are
physical and you know you have to front up. In large part, we did
that. There's a lot of sore bodies in there. The red wave, when they
get the ball, they keep on coming at you and the same when you have the
ball, you know you have to keep going at them because they have
dangerous players like Sam and Justin in there. They will always be
very quick on the ball. Sore bodies! It is good to come to Ireland and
not lose! I guess we have got three home games in the next four matches.
It was not the result anyone wanted. It takes away a lot. I'm sure
Ireland are in for the grand slam, as we and it takes away the triple
Crown as well. -- now Ireland are not into the grand slam. We have
come to a very tough place against the reigning champions and got
something out of it. Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been
banned for three months after failing a drugs test. The player,
senior on the left, is ranked number three in the world and pleaded
guilty to taking a banned substance after mistakingly taking his wife's
blood pressure medication. He will now miss the world T20 in India next
month. That is all the sport from the BBC.
But don't worry, it's not a terrorist attack.
A double-decker bus which exploded while crossing a bridge
here in London was just a stunt for a Hollywood film.
But it did alarm some onlookers who feared it was a terror attack.
The blast created a huge fireball that ripped off the top of the bus
as it crossed the bridge, leaving what a witness described
as "a grim aftermath", with dummy bodies visible
Now a reminder of the main news, the UN Security Council has unanimously
condemned the launch by North Korea of a long-range rocket. A statement
issued after emergency talks in New York said the council would soon
implement new sanctions in a resolution. It accused Pyongyang of
dangerous and serious violations including its fourth nuclear test in
January. Japan's UN ambassador said it could not be business is usual
with North Korea. The US envoy said the new sanctions should be tough
and, rented. The government in Pyongyang said the rocket launch was
part of its space programme. It is the first day of the year of
the monkey and the celebrations have been taking place across the world.
We will leave you of these pictures of the celebrations in Beijing to
ring in the New Year. Hello. A stormy spell of weather on
the way for some but unlike previous named storms, Storm Imogen is
targeting the southern half of the country through