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This is BBC World News Today with me, Alpa Patel.
It's a story that's gripped South Africa and beyond.
A woman has been found guilty of kidnapping a baby girl
who was reunited 17 years later with her biological family.
Air accident investigators in the UK say there wasn't a proper risk
assessment at the Shoreham show where a plane crashed,
After the Sun newspaper stands by its claims that the Queen backs
a Brexit, we look at whether the relationship
between royalty and media has changed again.
And the US and Canada now the best of neighbours,
It's an incerdible story which reads like the plot to a film.
Today a South African woman has been found guilty of kidnapping a newborn
The girl, known as Zephany, was snatched from her mother's
bedside in hospital, but was reunited with her family
last year after making friends with a girl at her school to whom
This woman's baby she named Zephany, stolen from her hospital
Now, 20 years later, Celeste Nurse is seeing justice.
The woman who snatched her baby convicted at last.
But it was left to the child's biological grandmother to speak
For years, Zephany's biological parents, who went
on to have other children, still celebrated their missing
daughter's birthday every year, never giving up that they would see
Then, at school last year, in a remarkable twist of fate,
their younger daughter befriended a girl who looked just like her.
Extraordinary, too, was that here, just a short distance
lived the woman who kidnapped the baby all those years back.
Today, before she was convicted, the woman, who cannot be identified
for legal reasons, told me she was sorry but claimed that
Zephany, who now uses a different name, still loved her.
We didn't see each other for this whole year, but she
What is also astonishing, her own husband never
We still have that bond, even though this is happening
Throughout the case, the 51 year old accused insisted
the baby girl had been given to her by a stranger.
In convicting the accused, who has a history of miscarriages, the judge
said he was astonished at her conduct.
He said her story was a fairy tale, she deceived everyone,
You don't have to be a rocket scientist, he said,
to know that you can't buy a baby in South Africa.
Absent from the court has been Zephany Nurse herself,
now a young woman, sitting exams, and getting on with life.
How she will be affected by this extraordinary turn of events
You can find out more about that case on our website.
In August last year, 11 people were killed when a plane
crashed during the Shoreham Airshow in south-east England.
Today, air accident investigators branch says a proper risk assessment
had not been done before the jet took to the air.
Our transport correspondent Richard Westcott reports.
Seven months on and it's still shocking.
The day a vintage jet came down on a packed road,
But could tighter safety rules have stop this happening?
-- But could tighter safety rules have stopped this happening?
The report describes weaknesses in the
The man in charge of safety didn't know the pilot's display routine.
He is not required to but the report says it meant he couldn't judge how
The risk assessment is described as having
deficiencies despite being approved by the regulator.
For the victims' families, it is yet another blow.
For it to basically be in black and white that his manoeuvre
discussed or planned, or was never set in stone that this
is what he would be doing when he got into that
It has stumped me quite a bit, actually.
Investigators also found aircraft breaking flying rules.
This is the same plane at Shoreham the year before.
It is not permitted to stray over busy areas, but it did.
You can see the train just going past,
Now, in that display in 2014, the report
said that the Hunter pulled a tight turn over this town.
Then investigators checked other aircraft
at Shoreham and other airshows and found there were plenty straying
The Civil Aviation Authority writes the rules or airshows and it said,
-- The Civil Aviation Authority writes the rules for airshows and it
said, "We have confirmed a series of new measures to enhance airshow
safety this year and beyond, including making sure all airshows
conduct enhanced risk assessments before they can be permitted to take
Everybody involved in this business are hugely experienced
aviators and nobody I know would ever wish to compromise safety
More than 6 million people visit an airshow
Many are charity events run by volunteers.
The Shoreham crash could have a big impact on dozens of other airshows.
Extra rules and a doubling of charges from the CAA could force
If the increases are implemented the way the CAA would like them
to be then I would see no option but to cancel the show because we're
not going to make the money we would like to make
and if that is the case then, yeah, I don't
see a future for the Throckmorton airshow.
Back in Shoreham, families are still waiting for the final
report that will tell them once and for all
A woman has flown from Turkey to France with a four-year-old child
The girl was discovered when passengers noticed the bag
It's thought the woman was trying to adopt the child from Haiti,
Aung San Suu Kyi has finally been ruled out of the running to become
Her party, which won the last election has put
Ms Suu Kyi is barred from becoming president under the military-drafted
constitution because her sons have foreign passports.
Rubbish is starting to pile up in the Spanish city of Malaga
as a strike by refuse collectors is now in its 10th day.
Concerns have been raised that the smell and mess could put
off tourists ahead of the Easter holiday.
Rubbish collectors from the partly state-owned waste management company
Limasa are on strike over wages and working conditions.
The personal details of more than 20,000 people who've signed up
to so-called Islamic State have been leaked.
The documents were stored on a memory stick handed
It's said to include home addresses and phone numbers of fighters
Here's our security correspondent Gordon Corera.
The group calling itself Islamic State has drawn in thousands
of recruits from around the world, including many from Britain.
And now, a unique insight has emerged
It comes in these documents, smuggled out by a former member
and obtained by some media organisations.
The BBC has seen only a few of them but they look to be
personnel records, effectively application forms for those
The questions to fill out range from the
standard name, date of birth and blood type,
"Have you done jihad before, and where?"
and "Do you want to be a fighter or a suicide bomber?"
The German government today confirmed it had received a copy
TRANSLATION: In the opinion of the security services,
these documents are, in all probability, authentic.
They show how conscientious this criminal organisation is and,
in part at least, how effective it is.
The documents are reported to include details of 16 Britons,
including Junaid Hussain and Reyaad Khan, both killed
Hundreds more Britons have gone out and these documents are only thought
to cover a period from late 2013 into early 2014.
The security service, MI5 here, are not making
any comment on these documents but the British authorities
are thought to have been passed a copy and, if they do prove to be
authentic, they could be a source of valuable intelligence.
A former intelligence officer says the documents could help find those
who have tried to evade the authorities.
Clearly they will prompt or support investigations,
particularly into people who have come back home and who may deny ever
Now it is much harder to do that because clearly,
although these records may not have been
authenticated completely, they look highly genuine.
IS may aspire to act like a state, even having its own personnel
department, but in this case, the desire for
record-keeping could prove to be its weakness.
The Sun newspaper has stood by its claim that the Queen supports
a british exit from the European Union in this summer's referendum.
-- a British exit from the European Union in
It's also been critical, along with others,
in recent weeks of the workload of the Duke of Cambridge,
So does this mark another change in the royal family's relationship
With me to answer that question is the royal commentator
Has the British press fallen out of love with the Royals? No, we have
two different subjects. The Brexit story involves the Queen, and there
has been no criticism of the Queen'sactions, it is more to do
with a Privy Council member breaking their oath if the sun is to be
believed. The issue of the chick of Cambridge is a different story. So,
one part of that is the tradition of knocking down those we have
previously celebrated. The press seem to be annoyed that the Duke of
Cambridge is not playing the game in terms of giving access to his family
for photographic sessions the way his father did. The Duke is keen to
have his family life remain private. Is there anything in the allegation
he is not pulling his weight? He has apparently done far less than his
grandfather. It is not a fear comparison because this is the first
area to the throne who has a proper job. The Duke of Cambridge works
about two thirds of the hours of his colleagues but he has royal
engagements at the same time so years trying to be -- he is trying
to be everything to everyone. He is a well trained pilot, still going
through exams as he did in the RAF, and also fulfilling royal functions,
as we will see him do in the months leading up to the Queen's90th
birthday. Have the papers be more negative towards the Royals
recently? To the contrary. The monarchy is shorn not just here but
around the world in its strongest position in years. That is due in
part to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We will see that with the
Queen'sBuffy, the press will be praising the Queen and all of the
Royal family. -- the Queen'sbirthday.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is visiting Washington.
It's the first official state visit, of a Canadian leader
to the United States in nearly two decades.
The two countries have the longest common border
and the largest trading relationship in the world.
In a joint news conference a short time ago, President Obama described
the US and Canada as the closest of friends.
In terms of our interests, our values, how we approach
the world, few countries match up the way the United States
Given our work together today, I can say,
and I believe the Prime Minister would agree, that when it comes
to the central challenges we face,
our two nations are more closely aligned than ever.
We want to make it easier to trade and invest with one another.
The relationship, the friendship between our two countries goes far
beyond any two individuals or any ideologies.
I have tremendous confidence in the American people
and look forward to working with whomever they choose to send
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has criticised Balkan
countries for closing their borders to migrants trying to reach northern
Mrs Merkel said EU countries could not simply leave
the problem to Greece, where thousands of
Austria insists the closure of the Balkan route is the only way
to deter more migrants from crossing by boat from Turkey to Greece.
The BBC's Danny Savage sent this report from a migrant camp
in Idomeni on the Greek border with Macedonia.
I was last at this camp at Idomeni on the border between Greece
To return here, the conditions now can really be
Heavy rain has been falling for the last
24 hours, the place has turned into a mud bath and people
are living in pretty terrible conditions.
They were already living in tough conditions
We have been talking to doctors here on site who say
they are treating more and more children
for illnesses, and more and more serious infections as time goes on.
First of all, it was coughs and colds and minor illnesses,
but things are getting more serious now.
For the first time today as well, as we approached this camp,
we found people leaving, people walking away.
The message is slowly spreading that the border here has closed
and it looks like it is closed for some
So people have been walking away from the camp,
heading in a different direction, maybe to a different camp in Greece,
maybe to find people smugglers who they want to get them
But the numbers are slowly dropping off.
There are coaches here, too, offering to take people to other
camps in Greece, but there are still many people here living
in hope that this border will open at some point and,
until they're convinced otherwise, they will stay here.
Staying with politics and Britain will vote in June
We've been looking at the costs and benefits of the EU by looking
in detail at objects people encounter in their daily lives.
Matthew Price has been taking a look at the clock.
What does a clock tell us about the EU? Have you ever heard of Greenwich
mean Time? Britain has been telling the world how to set its watches
since 1884. Now time has taken on a distinctly European feel. Thanks to
the working time directive. Eurosceptics hate it. It says that
on average you cannot work more than 48 hours per week, that you get a
living hours rest every single day and that you can take 28 days of
holiday every year. For the working Time directive came in in 1998,
there was no law here in Britain that made your employer give you any
time of at all. -- time off. Here is a lorry and here are the simplified
rules the driver must follow. EU clock watching doesn't apply to most
jobs and most can opt out of the maximum 48 hours working week. At
first that was just in the UK but now 15 other countries also use that
opt out. Why? Because many people feel the working time directive
isn't, well, working. It is a great example of how the EU itself can
fail to work efficiently. Brussels wants to rework the directive, the
28 states want to rewrite it, the European Parliament wants to rewrite
it but they can't agree with how to do it so now we are stuck with it.
Doctors in Britain say they've tested two drugs that can
dramatically shrink and eliminate some breast cancers
The combination therapy was trialled on more than 250
After 11 days the cancer significantly shrank in most
Earlier I spoke to James Gallagher, Health editor for News Online.
For some people this seems to be incredibly effective, and it uses
two highly targeted precision weapons in the cancer arsenal.
Breast cancers are very different but one in ten have this week is
because they are driven by a protein which is like fertiliser for cancer.
If you take it away, it cannot survive. So these two drugs target
that. When used in combination, it seems to have impressive result. In
11 days, in 90% of patients, the cancer was shrinking. In 17% of
cases, it was tiny, and in 11% of cases disappeared entirely. When can
breast cancer patients see these drugs be made available to them? I
think there will be much larger trials taking place quickly. One
astounding thing is that doctors did not expect it to happen at all. They
were just testing different combinations of drugs and then the
short window of -- testing and accommodations of drugs in the short
window between diagnosis and treatment. Now they will do a proper
trial testing both drugs in combination. It raises a powerful
prospect that if you can eliminate cancer with these drugs without
surgery or chemotherapy, that could transform the way cancer is treated
for some patients with breast cancer. There have been quite a few
advancements in cancer, how does this compare? It is impressive. It
is an interesting field in cancer research because all cancers are
different but they have secular different week points. The field of
cancer is moving away from thinking about breast cancer, or varying
cancer, but thinking about the specific weaknesses in each cancer
and this is about targeting those weaknesses. Yes, it only works for
one in ten breast cancers at the moment, but start doing it for a lot
of other cancers and it could be powerful.
Today is BBC News School Report Day, when school children around
the world get to make the news for real.
Today students from Immaculata Secondary School in Soweto give
a guided whistle-stop tour of their hometown.
It's is a very different place from when the Apartheid regime shook
We're students from Immaculata High School here in Soweto.
It is home to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the late Nelson Mandela
We are in Orlando West, outside Hector Pieterson Museum,
one of the most popular places in Soweto.
This place is popular because in 1976, thousands
of students protested against the government.
It had passed a law for students to be taught in Afrikaans,
Only a few people in South Africa understood the language.
The march turned violent and the police shot at the students.
Some died, hundreds were injured and some fled the country.
Hector Pieterson was the youngest to get killed.
On the day, in the township, what they did, the police,
they started shooting tear gas at us, and we never disbursed,
-- they started shooting tear gas at us, and we never dispersed,
even with the tear gas, and then they started
I was really scared but because of the group
that we were in, we became brave, because we were united.
That was a sad day for many South Africans but how
We want to show you around the Soweto we know and love.
There are more than 2 million people in Soweto but most of them use
To get to the right destination, we use different hand signals
to show the driver where we are going.
I know this hand signal which says it goes to Jabulani,
I know this one goes to Bara and this one is town,
# Soweto is a cool place I can't let go.
# If they hating, man, I pray they're not slow.
# Silence all over, prevention is the form #.
Like many young people around the world, we enjoy hip-hop
and watching our friends do tricks on their bikes but we also
want to stay in touch with our roots and that's why we enjoy
If it wasn't for the class of 1976, we wouldn't have as many
We stand proud and inspired but now is our time to inspire
But for now, let's get back to school.
And you can read more about this year's BBC School Report
on our website, at bbc.com/schoolreport,
including live updates from around the UK as around 30,000 school
children at more than 1,000 schools make their own news
Part of one of Argentina's biggest attractions,
the Perito Morenio Glacier known as the "White Giant",
has collapsed crashing into the water.
Dramatic footage captured large pieces of ice breaking away
and falling into the river below on the site in the City
of El Calafate, in the Santa Cruz Province.
The Glacier usually attracts big crowds, who come to watch it crack
It fully sheds ice roughly every few years and the last time big ice
And you can get in touch with me and the team on Twitter.
But for now from me and the rest of the team, goodbye.
After some pretty terrible weather across some parts of England and
Wales, and flooding problems, it is much quieter today