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I'm Alice Baxter with BBC World News.
A large explosion rocks the Turkish capital,
The target appears to have been a bus carrying soldiers.
Reports say several people have been killed and many more injured.
Aid convoys enter a town outside Damascus, but the deal
with the Syrian government doesn't include the city of Aleppo.
Should Apple break into the phone of a killer?
The FBI say yes, the tech giant says it breaches privacy
We start with some breaking news - reports from the Turkish capital,
Ankara, say 18 people have been killed and many injured in a large
These are the latest pictures from the scene of the blast.
They resume to armed campaign against the Government last year.
There have been also responsibility from the Islamic State group which
has carried out recent attacks it appears in Istanbul there were 11
German tourists killed by a suicide bomber last month. Back in October
on Turkish soil outside the really station in and Canada. More than 100
people killed and 500 people injured. --
entered a besieged suburb of the Syrian capital,
Syrian state media say 35 trucks have also entered the rebel-held
These are the latest pictures of the aid trucks arriving
on the outskirts of the town which lies just south
It's one of five locations where the United Nations
is co-ordinating with the Syrian Red Crescent
But it doesn't include the country's biggest city,
Aleppo, divided between opposing groups.
It's now almost completely surrounded by the Syrian military.
Earlier I spoke to a correspondent and asked how bad the situation is
in the affected areas. Several areas have been identified by the United
Nations as in desperate need of aid. The Syrian Government has agreed to
send it to five of these areas. One of these areas is in the East of
cilia which is partly controlled by IS forces so what will be a
challenge to deliver aid there. At this stage they are concentrating on
the suburbs of Damascus. Also there are two areas in the north. These
are the areas that have been receiving some aid. The Syrian media
spoke about 35 trucks entering an area this morning. 100 more trucks
are waiting to be sent to the area. It is too early to verify how much
of this aid has actually reached the target that we should be able to
know in the coming few days. The Syrian government under huge
pressure to deliver. Level, that almost totally destroyed is not
among them. Aleppo is different category. There has been heavy
fighting going on, until last week there were over 50,000 refugees
massing on the border with heavy fighting going on between the
government forces and rebels in the area. These groups have also been
the subject of heavy air bombardment from the Turkish air force as well
as the Russian air force is so Aleppo at the moment is an extremely
dangerous areas. That was our reporter from BBC Arabic talking to
be a little earlier. When you go to pick up your morning
coffee or to drink your favourite chai latte, do you think that maybe
those drinks could contain double A campaign group here in the UK,
Action On Sugar, analysed 131 hot drinks and found a third contained
at least as much sugar as a can of Pepsi or Coca-Cola,
which contains nine teaspoons. Our Health Correspondent,
Sophie Hutchinson, has more. A daily routine or
an occasional treat. Today's research suggests some hot
drinks from high street cafes should The report by Action on Sugar looked
at over 100 drinks from nine It found 98% had excessive
levels of sugar, described It analysed 131 of them from
Britain's biggest chains. Just to put it into context,
this can of Coca-Cola contains nine But compare that to this caramel
latte, which contains 13 This chai latte contains
20 teaspoons of sugar. The worst offender is this
hot mulled fruit drink. Back out on the streets there was
some surprise that the coffee we bought had twice as much sugar as a
can of cola. Two times, good heavens! Wow, that does surprise me
that it's double, that is a hell of the lot. I do not order many things
out of the further reason to be feared. Starbucks says it is
committed to reducing sugar by 25% hike 2020 and already offers lighter
options. Costa said it had already taken significant steps to reduce
sugar content. But experts are concerned about the impact of these
drinks on heart disease, dental health and obesity and insist people
need much more help to make healthier choices. If we had proper
calorie labelling on the drinks we consume out of home in the way we
now see on candid the supermarket for example at least people could
begin to make an informed choice. It is also a matter of portion size.
The reason there is so much sugar in some of these drinks as they are
ridiculously large and I think the time has come for us to think about
having a cap on the portion size of some of these drinks. Treasure has
been growing for the government to bring in a tax on sugary drinks
after evidence from abroad it can reduce the amount that people buy.
It is a much delayed obesity strategy which may finally be
published in the next few weeks. Nobody look at some of the day
Bosman other news for you. The United States has deployed fighter
jets in a show of force against North Korea. It is to underline
Washington was my commitment to the defence of South Korea. And
Indymedia has bad access to tumbler, that is a blogging platform, the
site had been used to distribute pornographic material and separately
the Indonesian authorities are demanding instant message labs
remove the orgies or face a ban. And the Guinness book of records says
the right in Tower is the worlds most slender. It is just under four
metres wide and over metres tall. The President of the European
Council, Donald Tusk, has told EU leaders that he can't
guarantee that a deal will be reached on reforms demanded
by the British Prime Minister, On Thursday Donald Tusk will chair
a crucial summit meeting in Brussels Poland and three other countries
are reported to be still resisting welfare curbs while France
is thought to be against financial Donald Tusk was asked by the BBC's
Ben Wright how the negotiation was going. Today the UK are still a
member of the European Union and I have the feeling that it will not
change, tomorrow will stop are you confident you will get the deal
tomorrow? I am sure you have no choice. Let's toss to our
correspondence, Alex Forsyth. The rhetoric from most European leaders
in from Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council use just
the, they want a deal done. The UK does because it wants to get on with
this referendum about whether it could stay on leave the EU. Other
leaders have other issues they want to focus on, not least the migration
crisis. They want to get this deal done after weeks and months of
negotiation but there is no guarantee it will be finished. That
is because they are still technical issues over which there is some
disagreement and some big political differences, too. You mentioned the
few, France has some concerns over regulations to users on countries
and non-Eurozone countries. Other Eastern and Central European
countries have flagged concerns over exactly how changes to welfare
payments to migrant workers might be played out or imposed and those
things will not be easily solved. Political will to try and get this
deal done by Friday, by example, but not yet the way. Do you think this
will be down to the wire in view of those sticking points you outweigh?
There are two tracks to this, we are expecting in the next few hours and
other draft document which will set out some of the proposed solutions
to the reforms that David Cameron and the UK want to see and that will
have some technical and legal minor changes from the one published a few
weeks ago. It will be a team of lawyers and EU experts trying to
thrash out those technical and legal issues and at the same time you have
sat around the table B EU leaders trying to deal with those big
political differences which still exist. We know they will talk about
death at the first session tomorrow and there is pencilled in another
session for Friday when the talks will continue. We do not know what
the outcome of that will be. Donald Tusk has said there is no guarantee
but it is better to try to reach a compromise. The momentum is behind
these negotiations now and he makes a clear warning that unless this is
resolved somehow the very unity of the EU is at stake. He will be
working hard to try to do a deal but it may very well come down to the
wire. Thank you, Alex Forsyth therefore I was in Brussels.
Apple says it will challenge a court order that helps the US authorities
access information on a mobile phone.
The device belongs to San Bernadino killer Syed Rizwan Farook -
who, with his wife, shot dead 14 people last December.
The FBI says the phone contains crucial information
Well, Apple CEO Tim Cook has released a statement saying
"The United States government has demanded that Apple take
"an unprecedented step which threatens the security
"We oppose this order, which has implications far
This is part of a longstanding debate
between America's Silicon Valley technology companies
It generally sees the companies opposed to software with weakened
security, in a bid to protect the privacy of customers.
On the other side, the authorities warn that encryption software gives
criminals a means to communicate undetected.
Join amino from Washington is Greg who is advocating for digital
piracy. Thanks for joining me on the show. I have no doubt that in this
you come down on the side of Apple that I want to tell you that just in
the last hour at the White House spokesman, Josh Ernest, and issued a
statement pointing out the Department of Justice is asking the
tech giant for access just to one single device. The government is
asking Apple to Gallup malware, that is software that gets into the
device that does not exist today. If the government gets its way it could
ask Apple to develop malware to get the government into other iPhones,
into computers that Apple makes and it did issue similar orders to other
US tech companies to get access to dad that stored on their devices as
well. This particular order may involve this particular device that
it has implications for the security of all the devices that we use. In
this White House statement the address exactly that point saying
the government is not asking Apple to be design it roared up or create
a new backboard to its product. This is the request and offending to a
very specific person. The San Bernardino attacker, a well-known
incident. Can you not see that perhaps in this instance it is just
a request for access to a single phone and it is not perhaps a
trickle-down effect? Simply we have a lot of sympathy for the victims of
that terrible attack but the answer to that attack should not be to
weaken the security of Apple devices. Once this, if this order
stands, there will be other orders and there will be other orders
covering other devices and the consequence of that will be that the
malware that Apple is required to produce why those orders would
eventually get out and would weaken the security of all of Apple 's
devices and, as I said earlier, it is not just Apple we are concerned
with, it is what this would mean for the makers of other devices and the
security of those devices. It seems like every week there is a new that
breach and eight new instance where instance that is personal and can
cause damage gets out to the public or gets out to the bad guys.
Encryption is the way we prevent that from happening. It is the way
we prevent damage. You empathise at all with the F guide position on
this? Of course, everyone wants justice to be served but the F B I
have a lot of tools that it can use to get information that is relevant
to this crime. In this case the perpetrator of the crime is already
dead in maybe other people who are involved that the F guy wants to
take a look at. It has the number of investigative tools that don't
involve weakening the security of devices that it could use. Thank
you, from the centre of democracy and technology, for joining me.
Thank you. Pope Francis' last stop on his tour
of Mexico is Ciudad Juarez He arrived in the last hour
or so and is on his way to one Later in the evening Francis
will give mass for 200,000 people. Ciudad Juarez is synonymous
with illegal migration into the US and Francis is expected to speak
about the plight of migrants. He enjoys important places to go.
That is why it is one of them. It is at the border with the United States
weedy lot of immigrants choose to go through to the United States. He is
talking about mercy. This is the year of mercy in the words of Pope
Francis and he is saying you have baby without Borders. The Germans
how to work with each other. It is a message as well to the Mexicans,
even if the Mexicans say the United states are not treating as fairly,
they are accused of abusing a lot of Central Americans who go through
Mexico to go to the United States. The messages lets be human to each
other, it does not matter where you come from. Mental health is fast
coming one of the great global in Jews of our time.
Two women in our in the mine CDs have recorded their thoughts. Having
mental illnesses like in controlled by a puppet master because it is
just like having your own brain taken out and someone else's bid in
for a few months. I decided to flog about it because I could not find
any videos about exactly what I had gone through. -- chair. I have
bipolar, gone through. -- chair. I have
everyone has a different experience. For me part of it was my manic
episode. Like you are normally but on an extreme episode. If you are
episode. Like you are normally but upset you are really, really upset
or if you're happy you are running around dancing and singing. It is
kind of like all of your around dancing and singing. It is
the psychiatric ward are very, very strange and very surreal. When I got
there I was very confused because I did not know what was going on. I
thought I was being watched and that I was on some sort of TV programme
and that someone was playing a joke on me. I was in a very delusional
state of mind, I was imagining things were happening that were not
happening. I was imagining I was someone that I wasn't. You still
have people dressing up for Halloween in psychiatric patients
and using words like mental and psychotic and things. Opening up
about it is really helpful for raking down stigmas and actually
telling people what it's really like to have it. I've been making YouTube
videos on and off for around four years now. The reason I do it is to
show the honest nature of my illness and what my live with this illnesses
like. I have done some weird things including harming myself quite
severely to a life-threatening point. If I was to be completely
well in my videos it would be an inaccurate or trail. I make myself
do it and I try to be as honest as always. Schizoaffective disorder is
being absolutely fine one day and then a weekly to just being in the
grips of psychosis. Being so depressed that I'm contemplating
suicide to one week later being absolutely fine again. I can hear
voices in my head, it see things such as shadows or people, sometimes
animals. I no longer know who I am, when I am, my beliefs and my
connection with reality is just shattered. I thought it would be
good to do about sectioning cause it is not something widely talked about
because of, obviously, the stigma and things like that attached to it.
Technology and the Internet and the way things are now had really help
Technology and the Internet and the the conversation around mental
health. People like me are able to upload the
health. People like me are able to to spread awareness and information.
I have had people message to say my to spread awareness and information.
videos have wanted them to to spread awareness and information.
from professionals. to spread awareness and information.
feel fantastic. It was the sole reason I setup my channel and I did
not even think I would achieve that saw it just my day.
A quick reminder of our main news this hour. A government spokesman
from Turkey has confirmed 28 people were killed in that explosion in
Ankara. He also said 61 people were injured and the blast happened next
to a passing military vehicle in an area host to the parliament and
close to Turkey 's military headquarters. The Turkish Prime
Minister has cancelled a trip to Brussels in response to the attack.
If you would like to get in touch with me or some of the team you can
do. We like you to get in touch on twitter. For now, hangs for
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