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The Headlines: Paris on high alert with the flood waters
of the River Seine due to peak in the coming hours.
The basements of two of Paris's world famous art galleries
are cleared as the River Seine rises to dangerous levels.
Nice work if you can get it - a Fifa investigation shows how
former President Sepp Blatter and two other senior officials
awarded themselves $80 million in bonuses over five years.
With some migrant routes closed, other - more dangerous ones - open.
The bodies of nearly 120 people are recovered
And reunited - the codebreakers who changed the course of World War II.
With the River Seine rising by the hour, Paris
is in emergency mode - the river at its highest
Fear of flooding has led to the closure of two of the city's
most famous museums, the Louvre and the Musee D'Orsay.
Staff are moving priceless artworks from basements to the safety
Flooding has affected swathes of France and Germany with a dozen
deaths reported and widespread disruption to transport and power.
This statue measures the height of the Seine. Brazilians measure how
high it has caused -- pregames measure how high it has risen. It
usually reaches his toes, but now it has reached almost his face. It is
crazy. It has started to be very dangerous in some places. The water
is everywhere. The Government is declaring a state of natural
disaster in flooded areas outside of Paris. Rescuers have moved more than
20,000 people from their homes. This week, we found a town cut into. The
only way across is by canoe. Or tractor. Floodwaters from some zones
flood towards the capital. You can see why Paris is worried. The Seine
has riven dramatically. The museum invited us to see its
emergency measures. It has stopped tourist from coming and moved these
boxes of antiquities from the basements to the ground floor, away
from potential floodwater. The Mona Lisa herself lives safely on the
first floor. The city now waits to see if the waters will receive. For
years, France was concerned about its economy going under. Now it has
the same worry about its capital. Well, joining me via Skype,
from the banks of the Seine in Paris, is local resident Walid
Haddad. I can see that you are indeed on the
banks of a very flooded looking river San. Tell me what it's like.
It is quite impressive, as you can see, because normally this space
near the trees is one of the major roads, one of the major access which
goes from the West to the east of Paris. Now it is completely flooded.
Generally, it happens every year, sometimes the roads are closed. But
I personally never saw this before and I guess an entire generation
never saw that because you are actually almost reaching the panels,
as you can see top for me, the principal attraction of Paris, those
two last days is the Seine and is not the Eiffel Tower.
We are reading reports that even at the centre, the water is getting
into basements. Yes, exactly. As you can see, Paris has some parts which
are... Many people live across the river, many people live in boats.
Those guys are already quite in trouble. Many people, those
buildings, they live across the Seine. They are starting to be
worried about their basements. Lots of Parisi buildings have basements.
Shame, we seem to have lost that picture. A local resident in Paris
joining us from what was very obviously the banks of a very
flooded Seine, just giving us his update of what he is experiencing in
the city, saying he has never seen the water level quite so high.
Iraqi troops are spacing heavy resistance from Islamic State
fighters as they try to fight their way towards the Legion. More than
1000 members of the Iraqi forces have been wounded since the start of
the operation, and the military have become increasingly reliant on air
power. The BBC has been given rare and exclusive access to the Iraqi
army's aviation wings over the loser.
This is what the war in Iraq looks like from above.
We are over a village north of Fallujah.
The Iraqi army have been told their target is
a building where more than 20 fighters from the Islamic State
If they were there, they aren't any more.
For these pilots, the fight to retake Fallujah has been a
24-hour-a-day full-time job and each day it is just getting harder.
There are roughly 50,000 civilians trapped
inside the city and many believe they are being used as human
The pilot on this helicopter told us, from the sky,
it's difficult now to know who is your enemy
For some, this battle is incredibly personal.
Mohammad was in London on
a training course when he heard that IS had taken over his neighbourhood
He couldn't get in touch with his family for four days.
TRANSLATION: I asked my neighbour to sneak into my home,
take our family photos and keep them safe.
He said he couldn't because Isis had already
been inside my house and had written on my walls that they would kill me.
I dropped the bomb that destroyed my house.
Mohammad said he will never return to Falluja, but he will keep
And IS are fighting back with everything they have.
Including anti-aircraft weapons, but this time they missed.
Unharmed, they are asked to help the injured.
The military believes they are facing up to 3000
IS fighters in Falluja, but right now, their biggest concern
TRANSLATION: The most difficult thing is making the distinction
We are taking our time to get it right.
Even if they are family members of an IS fighter,
Falluja cannot be retaken by air strikes alone, but it is an
For now, the city remains riddled with fighting and terrified
Lawyers for Fifa say three former high-ranking officials
including Sepp Blatter, awarded themselves pay rises
and bonuses totalling eighty million dollars between 2011 and 2015.
The evidence will be given to American and Swiss prosecutors
who are investigating corruption within Fifa.
The announcement came on the back of yet another raid on Fifa
Pitch Conway from BBC sport is with me. Fever have called this a
co-ordinated attempt by these men to enrich themselves. Yes, staggering
figures. $80 million over the course of five years. Bonuses paid for
things like the success of a World Cup in South Africa in 2010 or
Brazil in 2014. For the Confederations Cup, the tournament
traditionally played the year before those, things like if all the teams
and games were completed, a winner awarded at the end, basic trigger
payments for these enormous sums of money. What fever's lawyers say,
they have conducted an internal investigation into this, they have
uncovered these secret contracts known to only a few people at the
very top of the organisation. They say that these contracts will now be
handed over to the US and Swiss authorities because some of the
provisions in those contracts,, goes to show the staggering sums of money
that were swilling around at the top end of fever between its leadership
in that period of time. Staggering indeed and talking of lawyers, we
have heard from the US lawyer of Sepp Blatter, the former president
of fever, involved in this scandal. He said that these compensation
payments received where, quote, proper, fair and in line with those
of the heads of other major professional sports leagues. The key
difference in us... He is trying to say on behalf of sent -- Sepp
Blatter, he was not the head of sports organisation, he was head of
fever. Their argument is of a proper levels of compensation for people in
those positions. It is one of those arguments that will be ongoing.
Fever's own lawyers are determined again to show that they are
reformed, that the organisation is serious about cleaning up its act.
Some of those amounts that Sepp Blatter signed off, perhaps are in
breach of Swiss law. That is where it becomes a serious problem and
where Sepp Blatter we will believe will have to answer questions. He is
already the subject of one criminal investigation and it will be
interesting to see how this was authorities view these latest
development. Thank you. It has been a particularly deadly
day for migrants attempting the dangerous crossing
of the Mediterranean. The bodies of at least 100
migrants have washed up Teams have been working to recover
the bodies which are coming ashore in the western Libyan
town of Zuwarah. We've been told that of the 117
victims that were found - According to the Red Cross,
little else is known For those that were washed ashore
on the coast of Libya in the last days, we don't know their country
of origin, although the majority of people that travel
through the Libya route towards Italy do come
from sub-Saharan Africa. But I think, in addition
to the incident that we've on the coast of Libya,
we're also seeing reports of further sinkings and further incidents
off the coast of Crete. So at present we're witnessing
the repeat of an unacceptable tragedy on a scale which we can't
continue to ignore. When I saw indication from my
colleagues of the Libyan Red Cross, having retrieved these bodies,
I myself was quite surprised to see that the larger proportion of people
in Libya were women. However, it's worth noting that
in addition to the bodies that were retrieved from the beaches
yesterday, as part of what Libyan Red Crescent do,
over 100 more bodies were seen at sea today by the Libyan coast
guard, according to reports. So I think at this early stage,
it's not possible to tell whether or not this is some type
of shift, but certainly, regardless, I think it's worth
viewing that these are people who are coming to seek hope,
coming to seek some safety, coming to seek dignity,
and until a change in the factors that cause these people to move,
we're going to continue to see people that are taking the difficult
choice to put themselves into boats It was a luckier outcome
for 340 migrants who have been rescued
off the coast of Crete. A large search operation is underway
to find any other survivors after a boat with hundreds
of migrants on board capsized. Four bodies have been
recovered so far. Most of the survivors are on board
a cargo vessel heading for Italy. It's unclear how many
people were on the boat. Thomas Fessy is in Agias Galinis,
a village in southern Crete. What more can you tell us? Just a
moment ago, a vessel from the Greek coastguard actually adopted here and
they are not allowed to speak to the media, so they couldn't tell us much
more. What they did tell us is that the sea is getting rough and that
the maritime weather forecast could hinder the effort. Just over 100
kilometres off the coast behind me. It has been a huge operation all
day, involving the Greek, the Italians, the Egyptian coast guards.
We are talking about patrol boats, but also helicopters, planes, and
what we know is that, crucial to this operation, has been the
presence of commercial ships, in the vicinity of the sinking. We
understand that a Norwegian gas tanker, a Norwegian owned gas tanker
was the closest and therefore the fastest to get to the scene, rescued
over 200 survivors and it is heading to Italy. Others are now on their
way to Malta or Turkey and Egypt. Obviously, the main question tonight
is, how many more? Is it dozens or hundreds or any at all that are
still to be rescued out there in the sea? We still don't know exactly how
many were on board and where they were headed to. Yes, exactly. We
don't know where they were coming from for a start and we don't know
where they were headed to. We don't know how many were on board. The
International organisation for migration says that the kind of
boats that were described as a large shipping boat could carry up to 700
people, but obviously this is speculation. We don't know how many
were on that boat. Hundreds for sure, but how many more have yet to
be rescued, remains a question. Where were they going? That is
another question. It is quite unusual to see migrant boats sinking
off the coast of Crete, but just in the last week we have seen a group
of a hundred Afghans landing. Whether it is more than flimsy
boats, carried away in the currents as they were trying for a much
longer journey and to the Italian coast, that is more likely. But we
don't know. Good to talk to you. Despite the many obstacles put
in their way, Europe's migrants are still travelling
through the Balkans. The deal between Turkey
and the EU was meant to close down the most popular -
and one of the most dangerous - routes used
by people-smugglers across the sea. But it's been quickly replaced
by others across land borders. Our correspondent Nick Thorpe
travelled to Bulgaria's capital Sofia and Vidin,
in the north-west, to explain why the country's become significant
for people trying Bulgaria's capital has become
an important staging post on the migrant route to Western
Europe. That's because the sea route
between Turkey and Greece has been largely closed down
and because the smugglers, who get people across even
the most fortified border, The migrants gather around
the Lions Bridge near the centre of Sofia, looking for the driver
who will get them to Serbia, We jump out the car
and walk in the jungle From there, you go back to Serbia
and the Serbian police catch us From Sofia, we journeyed
to northwest Bulgaria, to the city of Vidin,
a region of high One man agreed to speak,
but only on the phone. We have no way of verifying his
claims, but he told me there are around seven gangs
operating in Bulgaria. Last year, they smuggled
more than 60,000 people, and that he alone made 200,000 euros
in just three months. The magnificent Danube River in
Vidin points the way up into Europe. Smugglers keep migrants in abandoned
buildings, then direct them at night to others waiting
on the Serbian side. You won't find any migrants here,
the smuggler told me, In the Soviet era, borders
like these were kept Nowadays, the watchtowers
are abandoned. There are no border police around
and it's a perfect place for migrants to just walk
across the fields into Serbia. Back in Sofia, officials admit
the way out is less policed It will be very difficult to bring
the numbers any further down because organised crime over
the past several years now has These borders are very
long, there are forests, Like other transit routes, Bulgaria
has its dangers for migrants. Only the fittest or the
luckiest get through. The most vulnerable,
those most in need of Six days after he went missing
in a mountainous region of northern Japan, seven-year-old
Yamato Tanooka has been reunited He was found in an army training
base about four kilometres from the roadside in northern Japan
where his parents had left him It was a manhunt which involved
more than 200 soldiers, Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka
was abandoned by his parents last Saturday in a densely forested area
on the northern island of Hokkaido. It was a punishment for throwing
stones at people and cars. Nearly a week later, just as many
people were starting to give up, He had managed to walk
to a military training base, TRANSLATION: One of our soldiers
was preparing for drills and unlocked the door
of a building, and there he was. When he asked, "Are you
Yamato?," the boy said yes. For Yamato's father, it had been
an agonising week, worrying about his son while being criticised
for what many saw as a punishment TRANSLATION: My excessive behaviour
caused such pain to my son. I deeply apologise for the burden
caused to the people involved in the search, and
the school faculty. With many accusing the parents
of neglect or even child abuse, the police may take
action against them. But for now, it is a happy ending
that not many had expected. The World War Two code
breakers of Bletchley Park, just outside London,
are rightly famous for But they also broke the Lorenz
cypher, known as Today the surviving team members,
many in their 90's have reunited -- Today the surviving team members,
many in their 90s, have reunited at the National Museum of Computing
for a re-enactment of how Hitler and his generals thought
their codes were unbreakable. Top secret signals encrypted
using Enigma machines were routinely deciphered at Bletchley Park,
but there was another German code, even more secret, known as Lorenz,
and that too was Today, wartime veterans reassembled
at the National Museum of Computing, where, for the first time,
all the equipment needed to encrypt and decrypt the signals has
been brought together. There is a teleprinter used
by the Germans for typing in the original message,
picked up for a tenner on eBay. There is a Lorenz cypher machine,
on loan from a museum in Norway, with its 12 wheels used
for encrypting messages. And there is a reconstruction
of the machine they built here, known as a tunny, which mimicked
the working of the Lorenz, Much of the work was done by Wrens,
who had little idea of the time of the significance
of what they were doing. Well, we realise we were working
codes, you had to be a fool not to realise,
but we weren't told very much. We certainly didn't know
we were working Hitler's codes Irene, like these Wrens,
worked on Colossus, arguably Colossus machines worked out
the Lorenz cypher's machine settings It took weeks by hand, but then
there were 1.6 million billion It is fascinating to think that this
is the world's first This building links the history
of the code breaking work And the pioneers that built
these machines weren't computer scientists -
the term hadn't been invented, but Post Office telephone
engineers, using standard The river Seine is that it has level
for 35 years, and fear of flooding has led to the closure of two of the
city's most famous museums, the Louvre and the new CD your say.
But for now, from me and the rest of the team, goodbye.
Hello. Friday was about a continuation of the themes we have
seen played out across the British Isles so far this week in that
western areas so the bulk of the sunshine and therefore the highest
of the temperatures. It was pretty cloudy yet again across eastern and
northern areas. Overnight, certainly England and Wales get