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This is BBC World News with me, Alpa Patel.
Today: Our top story - South Africa's president addresses
the nation over the latest controversy to embroil him.
Jacob Zuma ignores calls for his resignation following a court ruling
I never knowingly or deliberately set out to violate the constitution.
A new global study reveals how a dramatic rise in obesity
you is weighing heavy on public health.
Also coming up: A jury gives its verdict over alleged plans
for a terror attack against American forces based in the UK.
Planned before his death - the tribute concert David Bowie
Stars celebrate his life, and love, of New York.
South African President Jacob Zuma says he'll abide by the ruling
of the country's highest court that he should pay back some
of the public money spent on his private home.
24 hours ago the highest court in the country ruled he'd failed
to uphold the constitution by ignoring the findings
by an official anti-corruption watchdog.
In the last hour, President Zuma apologised to the nation
I respect the judgment and will abide by it.
I have consistently stated that I would pay
an amount towards the security upgrades, once this has been
really are expecting to speak to our correspondent in the next few
moments. We hope will happen at Stoney shortly.
There are now more adults in the world classified as obese
than underweight, according to a major new study.
The research looked at almost 20 million adults from 1975 to 2014.
It found obesity in men has tripled to nearly 11% overall -
and more than doubled in women to nearly 15%.
And as our Health Editor Hugh Pym reports, the problem is predicted
This could be one part of winning the battle of the bulge and the
struggle to control weight and improve health. Loretta is a
personal trainer working with those who might feel inhibited going to a
gym. She had run away its challenges and knows about the obstacles in the
way. I am back now but I was much bigger and went to a of classes and
just couldn't keep up, I injured myself, I had a bad experience and
was singled out and felt uncomfortable. My classes are
hopefully for everyone. The report illustrates the increasing global
obesity. In 1970 75p .2% of men were obese. 6.4% of women were obese in
1975 and nearly 15% by 2014. As for the UK, by 2025 it is predicted to
have the highest obesity levels what women in Europe.
Exercise and personal responsibility clearly have an important part to
play in tackling the weight issue. There is an increasing focus on the
role of food and drink companies and if they should be doing more to help
consumers cut the calories. The Chancellor announced a sugar tax
and fizzy drinks in the budget and Government action to curb
supermarket price promotions is expected. Some experts say
manufacturers should be pushed in the right direction. It's what I got
lazy capitalism. The food industry is doing the easiest thing to try
and make money. Industry must be made to work harder. We need
policies and programmes to level the playing field. Some said it was down
to all of us. It is that the cup but people must make a change
themselves. It can always be the Government. If you grew up eating
crisps and all the rest of it it will be difficult to get out of that
circle. While many are working to control
their weight there is a lot more heavy lifting needed to avoid the
protected obesity epidemic. Mexico is one country struggling
with this obesity epidemic, with more than half the residents
in it's capital city Arantxa Colchero is a health
economist at Mexico's National She recently published a study
looking at how a tax She joins me from the
city of Cuernavaca. Why ever such high rates of obesity
and diabetes in Mexico? -- why are they? In Mexico the prevalence of
obesity is 70%. And 30% among children. The prevalence of diabetes
is 14% and the problem is only 70% are diagnosed. Obesity is increasing
in the world. The problem is very high in Mexico and for several
reasons. One of them is the world health organisation recommends added
sugars should not be more than 10% of total energy intake. In Mexico on
average 12.5% of added sugars are in the total energy intake. Consumption
of sugar sweetened beverages is very high. That represents a lock, 70% of
these added sugars. Is it just that problem or is it
also unhealthy food and a lack of exercise? Yes, I think obesity has
many factors. There is a lot of causes around obesity, but we have
identified that consumption of sugar sugar sweetened beverages is very
high. Mexico was the highest consumer in world's but now it is
chilly. Mexico is now second. 12% of total energy intake on average among
Mexicans is from added sugars. From that, 70% is sugar sweetened
beverages. It's not the only cause but it has contributed. They you
know how much this is costing Mexico's economy? -- do you know?
Obesity in general, has a very high costs and that is a huge problem
because people are not aware of the consequences of eating or drinking
unhealthy food. Because they are not aware they do it and that causes a
lot of problems, one of them is very high direct cost related to health
expenditure. Thank you very much for joining us.
An Islamist extremist has been found guilty of planning an attack
against American forces based in Britain.
Junead Khan was a delivery driver whose route took him past RAF
Police said he'd planned to stage a car crash and to attack
The black flag of so-called Islamic state hanging behind him in his
bedroom. This is Junead Khan who was planning the first attack on US
servicemen in the UK and was helped and advised by a IS recruiter in
Syria. His targets were American airbases in East Anglia including
RAF Lakenheath. His plan was to slaughter a US airman and an attack
similar to the one on Route Lee Rigby. His weapon was that life he
tried to buy what you get a home-made bomb. His intention was to
target a US military officer by staging a car crash. He was then
going to use a knife to attack that officer, he also researched
extensively and got instructions on how to make a bomb. As Junead Khan
makers plans last summer his friend the time, seen here on the left, was
killed by the Americans in Syria. IS leader and plan of attack on the
west he was in a vehicle destroyed by a drone. This seems to have
increased Junead Khan's determination. When he was arrested
last July his iPhone contained the key evidence including an online
conversation what I can promise IS recruiter. Using encrypted social
media at, he advised Junead Khan, it is best to have at least pipe bombs
pressure to drop bombs in case something happens so you can do,
suicide bomb. When Junead Khan announced his
intention to target US servicemen and airbases in Britain, his conduct
in Syria offered to help. Just over one week later Junead Khan was
arrested in six weeks after that, his contact in Syria was killed by
an American drone strike, the plot abruptly terminated. He had been one
of IS most prolific propagandists which is why the Americans regarded
him as so dangerous. Unlike a single fighter with an AK-47 on the ground,
he had the potential through his all my efforts to reach across the ocean
and to motivate radicalise and inspire violence in foreign
countries around the world. With two of his IS contact dead from drone
strikes, Junead Khan now faces a long prison sentence for his part in
plotting to kill US servicemen based in Britain.
Now a look at some of the days other news:
say a woman has died of ebola, months after the epidemic
The 30-year-old died in hospital in the capital Monrovia.
Liberia was declared free of ebola in January, but there have been
several small flare-ups in the region.
Donald Trump is held talks with Republican party leaders are
damaging row over his loyalty. His meeting at the Republican National
committee lasted for 30 minutes but few details were revealed. Earlier
this week he accused the committee of treating him unfairly. After
today he tweeted the meeting was a very nice.
The Indonesian government has threatened to blacklist
Leonardo DiCaprio after the Oscar-winning actor made
critical statements about the country's palm oil
industry during a visit.On social media, the American actor posted
about the threat to the Le-ooser national park in Aceh.
A top official said if the comments are judged as "incitement",
Let's return to our main story and said that's president has been
addressing the nation over the controversy of his home. We can join
our correspondent from Johannesburg. The president has apologised, but he
says he will repay some of the money but we don't know how much? Indeed,
President Jacob Zuma came out tonight and addressed the nation
live on television, a rare event. He said he apologises for the issue
that has dragged on longer than it should have. He also said he'd never
knowingly or deliberately tried to subvert the constitution. With that,
that was President Zuma clinging to power for a few more years. The
African National Congress, his party, is now holding a briefing and
they say they welcome the President's explanation. He said he
also welcomes the judgment of the Constitutional Court which was
issued yesterday which was pretty damning against him. It is
interesting, because it is the highest court that found he had
broken the Constitution. How is he going to rule with any authority
now? Here is a situation. The electoral system is proportional
representation. People vote for the party to come into power, they don't
vote for the individual. Jacob Zuma is set to Parliament by the African
National Congress, which he is the president of, and then they elect
him to beat the president of the company. If they do not recall
President Zuma from his position that he stays exactly where he is.
Tonight it is clear the African National Congress stands by him, but
make no mistake, they are usually divided. There are those who want
President Zuma to resign immediately and some of them are speaking
publicly, and many others who want him to continue, who think this is
just a political ploy to remove him from power. For now, thank you very
much. Hopes of finding more survivors and
collapsed flyover in Kolkata are fading. Police have opened
proceedings against the company in charge of construction.
The last of the rubble is being cleared, no more bodies
There is some debris being removed and it has been insured there is no
As for the possibility of survivors, that is no more in this area.
I'm standing right in the middle of the crossroads where this
Look at the scale of the structure that came crashing down.
Remember, this is one of the busiest areas of one of the busiest cities
in India and it happened at midday, one of the busiest times of day.
As more twisted steel and shattered concrete is loaded onto trucks
What people want to know is why what should have been a fairly
straightforward construction project ended in such terrible disaster.
Everyone is not ready to see the area.
From 2009 the work has been going on.
Now we don't know when it will be complete.
With state elections just days away it has become a huge political
issue, not just here in Bengal, but across India.
People are asking why a construction company that had been blacklisted
by other Indian states were still in charge.
Was the long delayed project being rushed under pressure
Meanwhile, what remains of the overpass reflects
Two great arms of steel twisted and slumped, as if
South Korea says North Korea has fired another ballistic missile
off its east coast into the sea, just hours after U.S.
President Obama and China's President Xi Jinping were agreeing
to cooperate against any North Korean nuclear threat,
at a nuclear security summit attended by world leaders
The BBC's defence and diplomatic correspondent, Jonathan Marcus,
In nuclear security talks going on, Korea showing it really is not happy
about these talks and it will continue to do what it needs to do
in order to defend itself? That is the message coming from all the
North Korean diplomats. Yesterday the Americans were meeting with
senior South Korean and Japanese leaders, also the Chinese president
expressed concerns about North Korea and its nuclear programme, and we
had a rare opportunity in London to hear from the knock against
themselves, the ambassador to London. He came in and I was
speaking to him. I put it to him many of his colleagues are talking
about there being a situation of semi-war on the Korean peninsula and
he wasn't backing away from that Andy at all. The situation in the
Korean peninsular is a very serious, it is on the brink of nuclear war.
As you said, I think it is at a state of semi-war, that is correct.
Any time a walk and break