24/04/2016 World News Today


24/04/2016

The news programme for audiences who want more depth to their daily coverage. With a focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 24/04/2016. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

This is BBC world News today. Broadcasting in the UK and around

:00:08.:00:15.

the world. Here are the headlines. President Obama arrives in Germany.

:00:16.:00:21.

He is trying to protect -- present a trade deal between UK and the

:00:22.:00:28.

European Union. Each seat Asia beginning to develop, we have got to

:00:29.:00:33.

make sure that we can compete there. An Austrian far right candidate has

:00:34.:00:40.

won the first round of the country's presidential election. Africa is

:00:41.:00:44.

celebrating the life of one of its greatest stars, who collapsed and

:00:45.:00:47.

died on stage on Sunday. US President Barrack Obama has been

:00:48.:01:15.

meeting the German Chancellor Among their discussions -

:01:16.:01:17.

migration, security The President is pushing

:01:18.:01:20.

for the new free trade He says it will be

:01:21.:01:23.

boost jobs and growth. But the deal is divisive and has led

:01:24.:01:28.

to large protests with critics saying it's

:01:29.:01:31.

untransparent and undemocratic. It is one of the warmest political

:01:32.:01:33.

relationships in the world. After all, this is likely to be

:01:34.:01:36.

the American President's last He wants to secure the transatlantic

:01:37.:01:42.

trade and investment partnership. But the Germans are

:01:43.:02:04.

putting up a fight. Tens of thousands of people

:02:05.:02:06.

protested in Hanover yesterday. They fear job losses,

:02:07.:02:08.

foiling standards, Even Mr Obama admits it

:02:09.:02:10.

will be hard to seal the As you see, other

:02:11.:02:14.

markets like China is starting to develop,

:02:15.:02:31.

and Asia starting to develop, and Africa are growing fast,

:02:32.:02:33.

we have to make sure there, because at least

:02:34.:02:36.

in the United States, 95% of the world's markets

:02:37.:02:39.

are outside of our borders. They discussed Syria,

:02:40.:02:41.

Ukraine and Libya. Tomorrow, they meet

:02:42.:02:48.

the French, Italian and British In the German Chancellor's words,

:02:49.:02:50.

these are turbulent times. TRANSLATION: All of the security

:02:51.:02:56.

issues on the doorstep of Europe can only be solved with

:02:57.:03:00.

trans-Atlantic efforts. two leaders have been keen to show

:03:01.:03:07.

their mutual trust and mutual It is hard to remember the row that

:03:08.:03:16.

erupted when the Americans had been listening into

:03:17.:03:20.

Angela Merkel's mobile phone calls. They may have had said that

:03:21.:03:22.

a significant disagreements, but the truth is that

:03:23.:03:24.

Obama and Merkel have had to make Today, reflective words

:03:25.:03:27.

from the American I run my portion of the race,

:03:28.:03:30.

and I will pass the batter I run my portion of the race,

:03:31.:03:44.

and I will pass the baton My goal before I leave

:03:45.:03:47.

is to make sure that when I turn over the keys to my office,

:03:48.:03:53.

that the desk is clean, and if the world is not completely tidy,

:03:54.:03:57.

at least it is significantly better This evening, guest of honour

:03:58.:03:59.

at the world's biggest industrial A glimpse of the technology of

:04:00.:04:03.

the future, for a president keenly aware of how this country,

:04:04.:04:10.

this continent, will remember him. Who is Executive Director

:04:11.:04:30.

of the Campaign Organisation, He spoke to me and explained

:04:31.:04:32.

why some campaigners We have already had a bit about the

:04:33.:04:43.

threat to European regulation. These protect workers and the environment.

:04:44.:04:50.

We are also concerned that it could mean more privatisation of services

:04:51.:04:54.

in Britain. But is concerned the NHS. The health service in America

:04:55.:04:58.

looks rather different to that here, and the last thing we want it to our

:04:59.:05:06.

NHS at threat from big US health corporations. We are also concerned

:05:07.:05:15.

that TTIP also includes new powers for corporations to sue our

:05:16.:05:19.

democratically elected government if there are regulation rules that

:05:20.:05:23.

those companies feel will harm their profits. Elsewhere in the world, we

:05:24.:05:31.

have seen that tobacco companies start suing the government, and that

:05:32.:05:41.

cannot be good idea in a democracy. We are going through a fragile

:05:42.:05:45.

economic recovery, and the payoff is worth it, because jobs and a boost

:05:46.:05:50.

to the economy is really important at this time. As your correspondent

:05:51.:05:54.

acts that explain, one is about tariffs, the other is about the

:05:55.:05:59.

erosion of standards, this opening up of five its services. I don't

:06:00.:06:03.

think anyone would worry about reducing tariffs on a pair of jeans

:06:04.:06:09.

coming from the US into Europe. But the European Commission's own

:06:10.:06:12.

research suggests that up to 1 million jobs could be hit in Europe

:06:13.:06:18.

by TTIP. You would expect big business to talk up the benefits of

:06:19.:06:24.

it to the economy in the future, but actually, a lot of economic experts

:06:25.:06:27.

say that it could be much more mixed than that.

:06:28.:06:30.

In Austria, the candidate from the far-right Freedom Party has

:06:31.:06:32.

won the first round of the country's presidential elections.

:06:33.:06:35.

Norbert Hofer won over 35% of the vote and will now go through

:06:36.:06:38.

It's been described as a historic defeat for Austria's

:06:39.:06:41.

two mainstream parties, neither of which made it

:06:42.:06:43.

A short while ago I spoke to our correspondent Bethany Bell

:06:44.:06:47.

in Vienna and asked what this result means for Austria.

:06:48.:06:59.

What we have got so far, many of the votes have been counted, and it

:07:00.:07:08.

appears that the far right Freedom party candidate, Norbert Hofer, has

:07:09.:07:14.

won a clear victory in this first round of elections for the post,

:07:15.:07:18.

rather that a largely ceremonial post, president. There would be a

:07:19.:07:26.

run-off, in May, and he would face an independent candidate. But this

:07:27.:07:31.

really is a very big shape up -- shake-up for Austrian politics,

:07:32.:07:35.

because for the first time since 1945, since the Second World War, we

:07:36.:07:41.

don't have either someone from the centre-left or centre-right parties

:07:42.:07:48.

standing for the post of president. These two parties, they have

:07:49.:07:50.

dominated Austrian politics for decades. This is a real sense that

:07:51.:07:58.

things are changing here, there is a lot of discontent in voters, it

:07:59.:08:02.

seems, in terms of the political status quo. They are worried about

:08:03.:08:07.

immigration and the economy. The message, voters say, is that they

:08:08.:08:10.

want something different, and they have chosen so far, a candidate from

:08:11.:08:15.

the far right. Immigration is playing a similar -- significant

:08:16.:08:22.

role, but the divisive role as well. Very much so. It has been quite

:08:23.:08:27.

interesting, watching the Austrian government over the last few months.

:08:28.:08:31.

They have taken a far tougher line in recent months about migration.

:08:32.:08:35.

They have tightened up their borders in response to their fears that the

:08:36.:08:42.

far right would gain votes, as it has today. We also saw

:08:43.:08:47.

demonstrations at the Brenner pass, which is between Austria and Italy,

:08:48.:08:53.

demonstrators there protesting against the tighter border controls.

:08:54.:08:57.

They say that that is not correct, that migrants should be allowed free

:08:58.:09:02.

passage, and Europe should not tighten up its board is -- borders.

:09:03.:09:09.

In other news: Early results in Serbia's parliamentary election

:09:10.:09:11.

suggest the centre-right Progressive Party has taken more

:09:12.:09:13.

It's a major victory for prime minster Aleksandar Vucic,

:09:14.:09:17.

who has promoted Serbia's membership of the European Union.

:09:18.:09:19.

The ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj

:09:20.:09:21.

will return to parliament - but his Radical Party claimed less

:09:22.:09:23.

There's been a shootout and fire at motel in Topeka in the US

:09:24.:09:28.

Four federal officers were wounded when they tried to arrest a suspect

:09:29.:09:31.

wanted for a string of armed robberies.

:09:32.:09:33.

After the shootout a fire broke out at the motel completely

:09:34.:09:36.

Turkish police have released a Dutch journalist who had been detained

:09:37.:09:40.

for writing tweets deemed critical of the Turkish President.

:09:41.:09:42.

Last week, Ms Umar published an article criticising Turkish

:09:43.:09:44.

consulate officials for asking all Turks in the Netherlands country

:09:45.:09:46.

to report insults against President Erdogan.

:09:47.:09:48.

One of the biggest stars of African music, Papa Wemba,

:09:49.:10:02.

has died after collapsing on stage in Ivory Coast.

:10:03.:10:05.

The Congolese singer was 66 years old.

:10:06.:10:06.

His pioneering blend of African, Cuban and Western influences became

:10:07.:10:09.

one of Africa's most popular music styles.

:10:10.:10:11.

He had also toured around the world, and recorded with British

:10:12.:10:14.

This is how some people in the Democratic Republic of Congo

:10:15.:10:19.

Here is the man himself - performing on stage...

:10:20.:11:30.

Well I've been speaking to the BBC's DJ EDU, about the man,

:11:31.:11:51.

A legend and a fashionista. He was known for his dress skills. He was

:11:52.:12:03.

known when he --... He does a rumba music which is the

:12:04.:12:14.

heartbeat of Congolese music. He has been one of the people who has

:12:15.:12:18.

managed to push the boundaries for Congolese music around the world.

:12:19.:12:22.

The first music I remember listening to as a child, I was from Kenya. The

:12:23.:12:29.

first music I heard was from Congo. Papa Wemba was definitely one of the

:12:30.:12:37.

records I remember hearing. He told stories about what was going on in

:12:38.:12:45.

his life. We would listen to songs about prison. It is stuff that you

:12:46.:12:50.

would never hear about. Just how about he dressed, Congolese men

:12:51.:12:59.

dressed like that! He made headlines on and off stage. To be artistic and

:13:00.:13:04.

progressive and to be the kind of person he was, you would have to

:13:05.:13:11.

make heads turn. It came through in his music, and the way he did his

:13:12.:13:13.

things on a day-to-day basis. Egypt's

:13:14.:13:19.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his Interior Minister

:13:20.:13:20.

have warned that security forces would deal firmly with protesters,

:13:21.:13:22.

a day before planned anti-government demonstrations.In a televised

:13:23.:13:25.

speech, Mr Sisi urged people to defend Egypt from what he called

:13:26.:13:27.

the "forces of evil". Earlier this month, thousands

:13:28.:13:29.

marched against Sisi's policies Solar Impulse has completed a flight

:13:30.:13:33.

over the Pacific Ocean, It landed in California shortly

:13:34.:13:46.

before midnight local time, This latest leg of its

:13:47.:13:57.

35,000-kilometre round-the-world trip, saw it travel

:13:58.:14:00.

4,000 kilometres. The end of a 62-hour journey across

:14:01.:14:02.

the Pacific Ocean. Solar Impulse completed

:14:03.:14:05.

the last leg of this part of its journey in style,

:14:06.:14:14.

flying over the Golden Gate Bridge. I would have stayed with pleasure,

:14:15.:14:18.

for several more days. Because you know,

:14:19.:14:27.

it's absolutely magic. Magical to fly a solar powered

:14:28.:14:31.

aeroplane with no fuel, I could continue, I could continue

:14:32.:14:36.

now for several days. It's been a long journey

:14:37.:14:41.

for the solar powered plane, It took off from Hawaii on Thursday,

:14:42.:14:44.

where, for the past eight months, it had been undergoing repairs

:14:45.:14:49.

after its batteries were damaged As the name suggests,

:14:50.:14:52.

it gets all its energy from the sun through the 17,000 cells that cover

:14:53.:14:57.

the top surface of the craft. These power propellers

:14:58.:15:04.

during the day, but also charge batteries that the vehicle's motors

:15:05.:15:06.

can then call on during the night. The pilots will breathe a sigh

:15:07.:15:09.

of relief they've made it to North America,

:15:10.:15:12.

but it's not over yet. The pilot and his co-pilot will

:15:13.:15:14.

carry on across the United States, aiming to reach the finish line

:15:15.:15:17.

in Abu Dhabi in the second Stay with us on BBC

:15:18.:15:20.

World News, still to come: Three years on from the Bangladesh

:15:21.:15:44.

disaster, how many have been bullied out of compensation.

:15:45.:15:52.

The stars and stripes at half mast. I never thought that they would go

:15:53.:16:00.

through with it. For millions of Americans, the death

:16:01.:16:26.

of Richard Nixon has meant conflicting emotions. It

:16:27.:16:30.

sits uneasily with the shame of Watergate.

:16:31.:16:35.

And liftoff of the space shuttle discovery.

:16:36.:16:55.

Here are the headlines. President Obama arrives in Germany, hoping to

:16:56.:17:01.

boost a controversial deal between the US and European Union.

:17:02.:17:06.

candidate Norbert Hofer - of the Freedom Party -

:17:07.:17:09.

has won the first round of the country's presidential election.

:17:10.:17:12.

Some of victims of one of the world's biggest industrial

:17:13.:17:15.

disasters say their compensation money is being stolen

:17:16.:17:17.

Three years after the Rana Plaza disaster, in which over a thousand

:17:18.:17:21.

people died in Bangladesh, some survivors say husbands

:17:22.:17:23.

and family members are beating them for their cash.

:17:24.:17:25.

Our reporter Shahnaz Parveen has this report from Dhaka.

:17:26.:17:40.

A family recovering from tragedy. Years after the disaster, and it is

:17:41.:17:48.

still painful to remember. TRANSLATION: when the building

:17:49.:17:55.

dropped, we all started running. People were panicking everywhere.

:17:56.:18:00.

Then the roof fell in, and others stuck under some sewing machines for

:18:01.:18:05.

nine hours. I thought I was buried and a grave and would never get out.

:18:06.:18:12.

This woman survived the tragedy, but her family life did not. The issue

:18:13.:18:17.

of compensation for her injuries ended up tearing them apart. She

:18:18.:18:24.

left her husband after he demanded cash. I was pregnant at that time. I

:18:25.:18:31.

would do what ever I wanted with the money, you just listen. He used to

:18:32.:18:38.

kick me, punch me, slap me, he said that either gets more money, then he

:18:39.:18:42.

started beating me again for that money. I left after divorcing him.

:18:43.:18:48.

With no money and no income, she has been forced to live with her

:18:49.:18:53.

parents. Her father says that she is no longer at the daughter that she

:18:54.:18:58.

called -- they all knew. Everything -- ever since she was rescued from

:18:59.:19:02.

the disaster, she has had problems with her memory. Just seconds after

:19:03.:19:06.

saying something, she would forget what she is saying. At night, she

:19:07.:19:13.

has terrible nightmares. Three years ago, the factory collapse because of

:19:14.:19:20.

faulty building construction. It is one of the worst tragedies that

:19:21.:19:24.

Bangladesh has ever seen. And the grief has had a lasting effect on

:19:25.:19:29.

the nation. This is where it all happened. A nine story building

:19:30.:19:34.

turned to rubble in the matter of a few seconds, with 3000 workers still

:19:35.:19:40.

trapped inside. The rubble has been cleared and all that is left is a

:19:41.:19:44.

small member Oriel to the hundreds of victims that lost their lives.

:19:45.:19:59.

This woman, like so many who were affected by the disaster, Kent

:20:00.:20:05.

struggled to make ends meet. -- can struggle to make the ends meet.

:20:06.:20:25.

That's all stands between Leicester City and the Premier League title.

:20:26.:20:30.

The team that started the season as rank outsiders picked up another

:20:31.:20:33.

Another big step on the way to lifting the trophy.

:20:34.:20:38.

Two goals from Leonardo Ulloa, in for the suspended Jamie Vardy,

:20:39.:20:44.

plus goals from Riyad Mahrez and substitute Marc Albrighton

:20:45.:20:46.

sealed a comfortable win for Claudio Ranieri's side.

:20:47.:20:48.

Leicester could clinch the title with victory

:20:49.:20:50.

at Manchester United next weekend, if Spurs slip up

:20:51.:20:52.

at home to West Bromwich Albion tomorrow night.

:20:53.:20:57.

Another little step. We know that the battle is really hard. We need

:20:58.:21:03.

five points more, and now we need to be focused on the next match. It was

:21:04.:21:10.

very important to score an early goal, and I saw my players beat so

:21:11.:21:18.

concentrated, so hungry. Good shape, everybody was doing the right

:21:19.:21:19.

movement, and it was good. Sunderland are out of the relegation

:21:20.:21:21.

zone after a goalless They move ahead of Norwich

:21:22.:21:24.

on goal difference. It's a result that leaves Arsenal

:21:25.:21:27.

far from certain of Champions League Crystal Palace will play

:21:28.:21:30.

Manchester United in next month's FA Palace beat Watford 2-1 in this

:21:31.:21:34.

afternoon's semi-final at Wembley. Yannick Bolasie gave them the lead

:21:35.:21:39.

after just six minutes. Damien Delaney flicked

:21:40.:21:47.

the ball on for him. into the game with a corner

:21:48.:21:49.

routine of their own. Troy Deeney with the equaliser ten

:21:50.:21:53.

minutes after half-time. But six minutes later,

:21:54.:21:56.

there was a third headed goal of the game, Connor

:21:57.:22:02.

Wickham this time. It won't be like that against

:22:03.:22:16.

Manchester United. We would need different game plan. It will be a

:22:17.:22:20.

little bit lengths -- less adventurous than we were today. They

:22:21.:22:23.

are the biggest club in the world. We are going to meet them here, and

:22:24.:22:25.

we deserve to be here, as they do. While football fans in Leicester

:22:26.:22:29.

were celebrating today supporters of the city's rugby team had to cope

:22:30.:22:31.

with disappointment. Leicester Tigers' bid to make it

:22:32.:22:33.

an all-English Champions Cup final came up short as they were

:22:34.:22:36.

beaten by Racing 92. will now face Saracens in next

:22:37.:22:39.

month's final after a 19 points Neither of the finalists has

:22:40.:22:43.

won the trophy before. Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge missed out

:22:44.:22:52.

on a new world record by just a few seconds in today's

:22:53.:22:57.

London Marathon. the moment when he realised

:22:58.:22:59.

the record had slipped through his fingers as he ran down

:23:00.:23:02.

the Mall to the finish line. It's the second year

:23:03.:23:09.

in a row Kipchoge has won. The women's race was

:23:10.:23:12.

also won by a Kenyan - Jemima Sumgong somehow recovering

:23:13.:23:15.

from a heavy fall near She recovered to finish ahead

:23:16.:23:17.

of last year's winner, Sumgong clocked an unofficial time

:23:18.:23:25.

of two hours 22 minutes, 58 seconds. The race was started earlier

:23:26.:23:32.

by astronaut Tim Peake. He was also running,

:23:33.:23:35.

strapped to a treadmill Major Peake was able to see

:23:36.:23:38.

the roads pass under his feet Prince's publicist says

:23:39.:23:45.

the music superstar's remains have been cremated -

:23:46.:23:59.

and a small group of family, friends and musicians

:24:00.:24:02.

have celebrated his life Gifts were handed out

:24:03.:24:04.

by his relatives to some of the well-wishers

:24:05.:24:07.

who are continuing to gather outside his Paisley Park

:24:08.:24:09.

home in Minneapolis. Our North America correspondent

:24:10.:24:10.

James Cook reports... At Prince's Paisley Park estate,

:24:11.:24:20.

public grieving over the loss of an intensely

:24:21.:24:24.

private star continues. Inside the complex where he died

:24:25.:24:26.

alone, a small group of friends and family gathered for a memorial

:24:27.:24:29.

service behind the gates. As a musician he pushed

:24:30.:24:34.

us and made us better, In a gesture typical

:24:35.:24:38.

of the artist, fans were handed A musical celebration of his life

:24:39.:24:47.

is planned in contrast to the small memorial service which was described

:24:48.:24:53.

as a private, beautiful ceremony The 57-year-old's remains had been

:24:54.:24:55.

cremated said his publicist, and their final storage

:24:56.:25:15.

would not be revealed. As fans wonder about a secret vault

:25:16.:25:17.

of songs he reportedly left behind, the investigation

:25:18.:25:20.

into his death continues. But a spokeswoman says that it

:25:21.:25:22.

could be months before President Obama arrives

:25:23.:25:24.

in Germany, hoping to bright boost a controversial deal

:25:25.:25:44.

between the US and European Union. candidate Norbert Hofer -

:25:45.:25:46.

of the Freedom Party - has won the first round of

:25:47.:25:49.

the country's presidential election. that is all from me and the team.

:25:50.:25:52.

Thanks for being with us. It is going to feel like the middle

:25:53.:26:18.

of January this week! I know! The winds are coming down from the

:26:19.:26:21.

Arctic. It

:26:22.:26:22.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS