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This is BBC World News Today with me, Kasia Madera.
A powerful earthquake has struck near the Japanese city of Kumamoto,
just over 24 hours after a tremor in the same area
The quake - with a magnitude of 7.1 -
happened in the early hours of the morning.
Several aftershocks have been reported.
Five people from Birmingham are being questioned,
as officials describe the arrests as "significant".
She's accused of ignoring security lapses,
long before two suicide bombers hit Brussels airport -
but SHE blames the media for her departure.
Definitely not every day after the manufacturer
warns some products contain so much sugar and salt -
you should only have them once a week.
Those men are about to disburse. Engaged now.
Helen Mirren calls on actresses to go for more male roles,
as she plays a tough soldier in her new film Eye In The Sky.
For the second time in 24 hours, a powerful earthquake
The quake - with a magnitude of 7.1 -
happened in the early hours of the morning.
Both quakes have hit near Kumamoto, on the island of Kyushu.
Pictures from Japan's NHK television showed buildings shaking
There are reports of people being trapped
Nine people are known to have died and more than 1,000 injured
from the first tremor on Thursday night.
Officials are warning that the death toll may rise
Rupert Wingfield Hayes is our correspondent in Tokyo.
Another earthquake. Once again during the night, in the same area.
Absolutely devastating. Absolutely terrifying for the people of that
region. What we have seen on television is very large knobs of
people, thousands of people in public spaces, wrapped in blankets,
basically scared from this double shock that they have had. There was
a very big shake last night and now we have had another big shake
tonight. The intensity of the shaking, although the magnitude of
the quaking was bigger than last night's, the intensity was slightly
less. It looks like there has been damaged. We have heard reports of
people calling on mobiles from inside buildings, saying they are
trapped. There are a number of rescues going on at the moment.
There were rest is going on from the initial quake as well. It is
difficult to determine from the pictures we are seeing as to whether
a lot of the pictures we are seeing are fresh damage or whether the
damage from last night's earthquake. It is a confusing picture at the
moment. This second quake appears to have affected the wider area, deeper
into the countryside, into the mountains. That is where some of the
fresh damage has been done. It looks like, initially, we have sketchy
information, but it looks like there may be some freshly collapsed
buildings from this second earthquake. When we spoke after the
first quake, you said you felt it in Tokyo. Did you feel this second one?
No, I didn't. That is not to say that it wasn't felt here, I just did
not feel it. The initial quake and an earthquake were both held in
Tokyo. That was some intense shaking. This one was slightly less
so, but still of the destructive magnitude. As always, thank you very
much. We will continue to monitor events there.
Brian Baptie is a seismologist who joins me on the line from Edinburgh.
Thank you for your time. We heard our correspondent in Tokyo saying
that this was a stronger magnitude quake, this second quake. Yes, that
is right. It was around 30 times larger in terms of the energy
released, and that meant many more people were exposed to the strong
shaking, maybe over 500,000 people were exposed to strong shaking,
increasing the chance of casualties. We also had tsunami warnings which
have now been lifted. As I understand it am the early warning
centre does not expect a destructive tsunami. That would be unlikely for
this type of earthquake anyway, given that it happened onshore, and
the type of fault that cause the earthquake is unlikely to reduce a
tsunami. This region is used to earthquakes. How prepared is it?
Japan is generally very well prepared for earthquakes, so most
structures in the region are resistant to earthquake shaking.
That can mitigate the number of casualties. Although there are
structures like heavy wall constructions, those can be
vulnerable to earthquakes. Otherwise, Japan is very prepared
for earthquakes. We are being told that this most recent quake was at a
depth of around ten kilometres. What does that mean for the people on the
ground? Obviously, the shallower the earthquake, the stronger the shaking
at the epicentre because the earthquake is closer to the surface,
whether people. In this part of Japan, shallow earthquakes are
relatively unusual. Usually they are much greater depths, tens or
hundreds of calamitous. The shaking is often less. Because of the
shallow depth, the quakes can be more destructive. We remembered the
tragic incidents of 2011, which was a tsunami. How do these two
earthquakes compare with those in 2011? In terms of the site of the
earthquake, these are much smaller. They are about 1000 times smaller in
terms of the energy released. That earthquake occurred relatively far
offshore, a couple of hundred kilometres. The ball not merely at
the centre. In this case, there were cities close to the epicentre, so
the shaking being experienced with the very strong indeed. I would
expect people to have experienced very severe shaking. A terrifying
experience for those involved. Thank you very much for talking us through
that. We will continue to monitor events from Japan as we get news of
that second earthquake. Five people in the UK
are being questioned on suspicion of terrorism,
as part of an investigation linked to the attacks
in Paris and Brussels. Three men and a woman
were detained in Birmingham. Another man was arrested
at Gatwick airport. Government officials say
the arrests are "significant". The operation began late last night
when West Midlands counterterrorism detectives arrested four people
in Birmingham - three men aged 26, Then, a few hours later,
in the early hours of this morning at Gatwick Airport, a fifth arrest,
of another 26-year-old man as he stepped off a flight
from North Africa. Police say the arrests,
described by security sources as significant,
follow a joint investigation with French and Belgian
security services after It's three and a half weeks
since the bombs in Brussels - at the airport and on the Metro -
in which 32 people died, and five months since the attacks
in Paris which killed 130. Both attacks have been
linked to a Belgian man called Mohamed Abrini,
who was known to have Mohamed Abrini is thought
to be the man in the hat, seen here at Brussels airport just
before the attack. He was arrested after
four weeks on the run. He is also thought to have been
caught by a CCTV camera at a French petrol station with the leader
of the Paris attacks just two days before they were carried out,
potentially connecting him The BBC has been told that Abrini
visited Birmingham last summer, Pictures of a football stadium
were later found on his phone. All five people arrested last night
are still being questioned They are being held on suspicion
of terrorism, The Belgian Transport Minister
has resigned after accusations that she received details of
security lapses at Belgian airports long before the bombings
in Brussels last month. Jacqueline Galant's
resignation was accepted From Brussels our
correspondent Anna Holligan. What happened here put airport
security under intense scrutiny. 32 people were killed in the attacks.
The emergence of this document has raised the question, but more have
been done to prevent their deaths? The critical report showed lapses in
security were identified by the US inspectors in March last year, 12
months before the bombings. The Transport Minister, Jacqueline
Galant, surgery was not aware of the report. That was not enough to end
speculation that she had seen a summarised version.
TRANSLATION: The orchestrated chaos permits before doing my job
peacefully. The investigations continue into whether she received
the information and whether the right action was taken. The two
suicide bombers blew themselves up in the departures area, and would
not normally have faced any checks. Here in Brussels or at any other
European airport. The Belgian government is struggling to defend
its reputation. There is a wide enquiry into whether any judicial,
security or police measures could have prevented the attacks. The
Prime Minister is insisting that Belgium is not a failed state.
Despite making some progress in the investigations, the presence of this
report is keeping pressure on the Belgian government.
There are warnings that a huge surge in the number
of migrants arriving in Italy by sea is set to continue.
The International Organisation for Migration warns
that nearly 6,000 have arrived since Tuesday alone.
It says that in the week to April the 13th arrivals
in the country were 173% higher than the previous week.
Whilst in Greece arrivals were 76% lower.
Officials in Libya say they fear the closure of the migrant route
through Greece is leading to the surge.
the European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini,
acknowledged that migrant routes could be shifting
back towards the central Mediterranean again.
It is true, though, that the corridor,
It has shifted significantly, also probably thanks
to the operation we have here, to the east of the Mediterranean.
We can cross to Geneva and speak to Joel Millman
from the International Organisation for Migration.
He joins us live. Is this surge of arrivals in Italy down to the
arguable success of that deal that Turkey had with EU you, to deter
people from crossing between Turkey and Greece? No, there is no link
between the two. We know that the numbers are down to radically
increase. We also know the nationalities of the ethnic group
who use that route from Turkey into Greece, over 1 million people in the
last 15 months, and those ethnic groups and nationalities are not
showing up in the numbers that are crossing from Libya. They are the
same Horn of Africa and West African people that we have seen for the
last year. We know that they know the route. There is not a direct
correlation in one getting busier and one getting slower. The two
distinct trends and we're them closely. Why do we see such a huge
fries, 6000 people since Tuesday? That was for the whole of the
Mediterranean, and some of that is coming through Greece. We have been
clarifying that today. Many have been rescued since Tuesday. Probably
many more today. This is not an extraordinary number for that route.
We saw this last year, April was very busy, with lots of deaths on
that route. Close to 1000 people were killed just in the month of
April last year. We know that this is a time when a lot of pent-up
demand gets released into the sea. That accounts for the large lover of
deaths we have been seeing in the last few days. It is still very
alarming. It is not a lot compared to a year ago. I know you will
continue to monitor all of that. Thank you. Apologies for the sound
quality. One of Britain's biggest food
manufacturers has told shoppers that some of their products have
so much sugar and salt in them, they shouldn't be eaten
more than once a week. Mars, which makes Dolmio sauces
and Uncle Ben's rice, to distinguish between what it calls
everyday foods and occasional ones. Here's our health correspondent,
Dominic Hughes. For busy mum of two
Sussana Maldryk, time is precious. When it comes to getting the kids'
dinner on the table, and that is where a cooking
sauce comes into its own. They are ideal, nowadays everybody
has got pasta in the cupboards. It is easy - heat it up,
pour it over, you've got a meal When you have got babies crying,
you need to have something quick But there has been growing concern
around the amount of salt, sugar and fat hidden in prepared sauces,
and the impact they are having Of course, it is not just the Mars
group that produces these products, most of the major food manufacturers
have come up with similar products. The problem for consumers, shoppers,
is trying to calculate how much salt, fat or sugar
these sauces contain. So concentrating just on sugar
content, in this jar of tomato sauce, there are the equivalent
of four teaspoons of sugar. has the equivalent of seven
teaspoons of sugar. Now the food giant Mars has decided
to publicly warned its customers that some of its products have
so much fat, sugar and salt they should only be consumed
once a week. The ingredients of other products
will be changed in the coming years We really hope that
others will follow us. We've taken the most exacting
standards, the WHO guidelines. We believe that will set us up very
well when it comes to not just and we would be delighted if other
industry members joined us too. Food retailers say it is
an interesting proposal but for it to be effective it should apply
across the industry, and in the wake of the sugar
tax on fizzy drinks, some experts believe
Mars is being clever, making sure it is well positioned
ahead of any possible They are definitely leading the way,
but it is not enough to tackle the obesity crisis,
so it is not taking responsibility for the unhealthy
ingredients in their food. They are still relying on consumers
to make those choices, when there is not a great healthy
food supply for them to do so. Concerns about our diet
and a growing problem with obesity, especially among children,
has ramped up the pressure They want to show they're responding
and can regulate themselves, so where Mars is leading,
others are likely to follow. Germany says it will allow
the prosecution of a comedian who mocked the Turkish president -
under an obscure law that forbids Mr Boehmermann had recited
a satirical poem on German television which made sexual
references to the Turkish president. Damien McGuinness in Berlin
and Mark in Istanbul. Jan Bohmermann
is Germany's most innovative No holds barred,
and everyone is fair game. He's also very popular
here in Germany, which means that
if he were to be charged, there would no doubt
be widespread outrage. You make fun of us Germans
liking David Hasselhoff, We mainly like two things,
war and David Hasselhoff. For Recep Tayyip Erdogan,
satire is no laughing matter. Since he became president in 2014,
almost 2,000 cases have opened Jan Bohmermann, this German
satirist, is just the latest target. They have included
beauty queens, artists, who has been sued for insulting
the president in newspaper columns that he insists are quite simply
the critical of the Government line. He has very strong
autocratic tendencies, He wants to monopolise the power
in his hands and, for that, he does not want any sort
of tarnished image. he needs not
to be criticised at all. The President's supporters say
criticism and insult are different and that,
under the Turkish constitution, insulting the head of state
is a crime. That was rarely invoked
by Mr Erdogan's predecessors. it is a sign that freedom
of expression has been muzzled. Many opposition newspapers
have been taken over. There has even been the case
recently of a husband who reported his wife
for insulting the president, a climate produced here
in which dissent is not tolerated. In today's Turkey,
Mr Erdogan has the last laugh. Dame Helen Mirren has
called for actresses to go She has been talking about gender
boundaries because she is playing an army colonel in her new film
Eye In The Sky, Film producers adapted the part
specifically so that Mirren The role sees her remotely
commanding a top secret drone operation from London and attempting
to capture a group of terrorists from their safe-house
in Nairobi, Kenya. We have intelligence of a meeting
with key members of al-Shabab. We believe that they are
connected to the recent We have been tracking
them for six years. We have information they will
be in Nairobi today. This is an operation
to capture. With me is Karen Krizanovich, who
is an expert in the film industry. Do you find it frustrating that Dame
Helen Mirren has to make these kind of calls for women to take on more
male dominated roles? There has always been a fight, getting any
role is difficult for a woman. There has been a fight to get women
treated as a real person rather than stereotypes. I think it is
important. We have to consider the idea of, she is just playing a man
in a dress. This statement is really important, to make people aware of
the lack of reality that is a reflected in a lot of films was the
izzard not patronising question what if she is a good actress, she should
get the role regardless of the gender of the character? There are
personality clashes, and what is important, and Sandra Bullock did
the same thing, this should be written as a man, it was rewritten
for her. A good roll doesn't necessarily mean it is a male role.
There are good roles for both genders. Sandra Bullock looks out
for fascinating roles, and regardless of the gender, she chases
them. How realistic is that for most female actors? It probably isn't
realistic. She has a lot of clout, she has produced things. To make
people aware of this, to make people aware that roles are more flexible
than we might think, granted, theatre started this first. We have
a lot of female hamlets. This kind of change is interesting. If you
think about Olivia Colman in The Night Manager that was a male role.
They wanted her specifically, and she was pregnant, and it was
something completely different. It is believable and powerful. The
thinkers Dame Judi Dench as M, she is the first female performer in
that role. It is believable because we are letting women be powerful.
Just like in real life, they are. You do a lot within the film
industry. Do you have to write in a different way for women question out
there is an old adage, how do I write a good roll for women? You
just write a good roll and change the name to a woman. Thank you.
A lot more the website. We have breaking news of the powerful
earthquake in Japan which has hit near the Japanese city of Kumamoto.
It is a date after the quake in the same area killed at least nine
people. We are hearing reports of several after-shocks, and officials
had issued a tsunami warning, with waves of up to one metre possible.
However, that warning has now been lifted. Japan is regulated by
earthquakes but stringent building codes mean they've rarely cause
significant damage. It is devastating for that same area. We
will monitor that for you. From me and the team, thanks for watching.
Good evening. There have been -- there has been rain across England
and Wales, further north at been