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This is BBC world News today broadcasting in the UK and around


the world. The latest headlines. The River Seine in Paris surges to its


highest level in 30 years. Spilling onto the city streets and forcing


key landmarks to shut down. The battle to retake foliage, the BBC is


given exclusive access to the Iraqi pilots fighting so-called Islamic


State -- Falluja. A Fifa investigation shows how Sepp Blatter


and two other senior officials awarded themselves $80 million in


bonuses over just five years. Reunited: the codebreakers who


changed the course of World War II. A very warm welcome. With the River


Seine are rising by the hour, Paris is in emergency mode. The river is


at its highest levels of 35 years. Fear of flooding has left to the


closure of two of the city 's most famous museums, the Louvre and the


d'Orsay. Staff are moving priceless artworks to the safety of higher


floors. Flooding has already affected great swathes of France and


Germany, with a dozen deaths reported and widespread disruption


to transport and power. This statue, known as the Zouave,


measures the height of the Seine. Parisiens crowd around to see how


high the river has got. Normally, the water barely reaches


the Zouave's toes. Now it goes all the way


up to his thighs. It's incredible, like,


I think everyone is shocked and all Parisiens are like,


wow, oh, God, what is happening? I think it is completely crazy


and it starts to be maybe dangerous The Government is declaring a state


of natural disaster in flooded Rescuers have moved more than 20,000


people from their homes. This week, we found the town


of Nemours cut in two. The only way across is


by canoe or tractor. Floodwaters from some zones have


flowed towards the capital. The River Seine has


risen dramatically. There is barely any room left


underneath the bridges. One of the city's most famous sites,


the Louvre Museum, the home of the Mona Lisa,


is right next to the Seine. The Louvre invited us


to see its emergency measures. It has stopped tourists from coming


and it has moved these boxes of antiquities from the basement


to the ground floor, The Mona Lisa herself lives


safely on the first floor. The city now waits to see


if the waters will recede. For years, France was concerned


about its economy going under. Now it's got the same


worry about its capital. James Reynolds, BBC News,


Paris. The short time ago I spoke with a


resident in Paris about the flooding. It's quite impressive


because normally the space near the trees is one of the major roads. It


is one of the major access which goes from the West to east of Paris.


Now completely flooded. Generally it happens every year that you have


some floods in Paris and sometimes the roads are closed. But I


personally have never seen this before. I guess my entire gender --


my entire generation has never seen that. It is almost reaching the


banks as you can see. It is quite impressive. For me the principal


attraction of Paris in the last two days is the River Seine and not the


Eiffel Tower. Some other news to bring you now. The British Army


failed in its duty of care to a young recruit who was found dead at


Deepcut Barracks in Surrey in 1995. That was the verdict of the coroner


at the second inquest into the death of Pte Cheryl James. He ruled the


18-year-old has killed herself and he criticised what he could be


sexualised atmosphere at the barracks, saying some instructors


viewed female trainees as a sexual challenge. A seven-year-old Japanese


boy is recovering in hospital after being found six days after he went


missing. The boy was found in an army training base about four


kilometres from where he was left by his parents. His father has


apologised to his son and the rescuers. Five gang main -- five


gang members behind the UK's biggest gun smuggling operation had been


jailed. Harry Schilling received a longer sentence. They smuggled


weapons into the UK, some came from the same source as those used in the


Paris attacks on Charlie Hebdo. Government treats in Iraq are facing


heavy resistance as they tried to fight their way towards Falluja.


More than 1000 members of Iraqi forces have been wounded and the


military have become increasingly reliant on air power. A reporter has


been given exclusive access to the Iraqi army's aviation wings over


Falluja. This is what a war in a rock looks


like from above. We are over a village north of Falluja. The Iraqi


army have been told their target is a building where more than 25 to


from the Islamic State group are holding a meeting. -- 20 fighters


from Islamic State group. If they were there, they aren't any more.


For these pilots the fight to retake Falluja has been a 24 hour a day


full time job, and each day just getting harder. There are roughly


50,000 civilians trapped inside the city, and many believe they are


being used as human shields. The pilot of this helicopter told us


from this sky it is difficult now to know who is your enemy and who is


your friend. For some, this battle is incredibly personal. Mohammed was


in London on a training course, when he heard that IS had taken over his


neighbourhood in Falluja. 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


they would kill me. I dropped the bomb that destroyed my house. I


asked her that mission. Mohammed said he will never return to


Falluja, but he will keep fighting for it. 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 is not the


extremists. TRANSLATION: The most difficult thing is making the


distinction between fighters and civilians. We are taking our time to


get it right. Even if they are family members of an IS fighter,


they are civilians in our rise. Falluja cannot be read taken by air


strikes alone. But it is an important part of a tough battle.


Now, this city remains riddled with fighting terrified residents.


It's been a particularly deadly day for migrants attempting the


dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean. The bodies of at


least 100 migrants have washed up on a beach in Libya. Teams have been


working to recover the bodies coming ashore in the western Libyan town of


Zuwarah. We have been told the majority of the victims were women.


According to the Red Cross is little else is known about who these


people. It was a lucky outcome for 340 migrants who were rescued off


the coast of Crete. A large search operation is underway to find any


other survivors after a boat with of migrants on board capsized. Four


bodies have been recovered so far, most of the survivors were on board


a cargo vessel heading to Italy. It is still unclear how many people


were on the boat. They told us that the sea is getting


rough and the maritime weather forecast is not looking good which


could obviously hampered rescue efforts. Just over 100 kilometres


off the coast behind me. It has been a huge operation all day involving


the Greek, Italian, Egyptian coastguards. We are talking about


patrol boats but also helicopters, planes. And what we know is now


crucial to this operation has been the presence of commercial ships in


the vicinity of the thinking. We understand that a Norwegian gas


tanker was the closest and therefore the fastest to get to the scene,


rescued over 200 survivors and it's heading to Italy. Others are now on


their way to Malta or Turkey and Egypt. The men questioned tonight --


the main question tonight is how many more, is it dozens or hundreds


still to be rescued. Three weeks of campaigning to go


until British voters must decide whether to leave or remain in the EU


in a referendum to be held on June the 23rd. Opinion polls are showing


the British public are fairly evenly split. David Cameron made the case


for Remain last night, tonight it is the turn of Michael Gove, who is in


favour of Britain leaving the EU. Our chief political correspondent is


in west London and has been listening to Michael Gove. What do


you make of his performance so far? He faced questions from a senior


journalist and then questions from the audience. At the beginning he


was asked to talk about the economy, to talk about what economic


institutions, what economists backed the case for Brexit, for Britain


leaving the European Union. He said he didn't care whether they backed


it or not, he said that wasn't important because they had got


things wrong in the past about Britain joining the euro for


example. The theme and the pitch from Michael Gove was very clear,


throughout his interview, he wanted to talk about democracy. He wanted


to talk about the plus side of Britain leaving the European Union


and taking back control of its economy, immigration policy and of


its sovereignty. It's the invincible arrogance of Europe's elites that


gets me. These are people who have seen the year a collapse, is a


people presiding over a migration crisis on their borders. And yet


they ever acknowledge they need to change? No. They say they need more


integration, more money, more control. I think it's time we said


to people who are incapable of acknowledging they've ever got


anything wrong, I'm sorry, you've had your day. Unelected,


unaccountable elites, I'm afraid it's time to say you're fired. We're


going to take back control. This comes 24 hours after the Prime


Minister David Cameron stated his case for remaining inside the EU at


the same centre. He was given a bit of a rough ride by the audience. At


one point accused of waffling. How has Michael Gove gone down with the


audience? The audience seemed to be more involved. They were clapping,


they would Shearing. They were also building in other places. They did


certainly seem more involved. When one questioner said to Michael Gove


that he saw it that Michael Gove was like a general in the war, waving


the white flag and saying to his troops, go over the top, with no


idea what is on the other side of the trenches. That really has been


the argument from the Remain side throughout this European referendum


campaign. They say those who want to leave the EU have no idea what they


are going into, no idea what effect it might have on the economy and


Michael Gove was. Admit he couldn't guarantee that jobs wouldn't be lost


if Britain exited. Thank you. Stay with us here on BBC world News


because still to come, we meet the codebreakers who changed the course


of World War II as they reunite. A very warm welcome to you. This is


BBC world News today. The latest headlines, the River Seine in Paris


reaches its highest level in 30 years. Spilling onto the streets and


forcing key landmarks to close. The red Crescent says the bodies of 117


migrants have been recovered on a beach in Western Libya. A spokesman


for Libya 's Navy said an empty boat was found on Thursday. An


international conference aimed at reviving the quest for a two state


solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has taken place in Paris.


The Foreign Minister in France said players from more than 20 countries


will now make preparations for in renewed negotiations to work out


economic incentives and security warranties for both nations. But


neither Israel nor the Palestinians were invited to the meeting. Jeremy


Bowen reports from Paris. The River Seine is flooding after days of


torrential rain. The people of Paris have a different kind of crisis on


their hands. At least it's about the weather. In a city that has been hit


badly by the contagion of violence from the Middle East. The world's


big powers, the UN and the Arab League were represented here but not


the Palestinians or the Israelis. In the end that didn't matter much. A


half day conference was not about substantive negotiation. Instead it


was designed to get the idea of peace between Israel and the


Palestinians back on the international agenda. France's


President Hollande told them it was dangerous to ignore the conflict. He


said, worries remain, and so does violence. Hope is diminishing. The


conflict centred on Jerusalem is as poisonous as ever. The conference


said things cannot go on the way they are, it asked both sides to


take steps to show they believe in a two state solution, an independent


Palestine alongside Israel. That's not the most effective way to do


this. The most effective way to have peace is to zip down with


Palestinian neighbours and discuss all of the difficult issues on the


table including mutual recognition, including settlements and borders.


The Palestinians say that's nonsense, then the problem is nearly


50 years of Israeli occupation. Unlike Israel, Palestinians welcomed


the internationalisation of attempts to end the conflict. The message is


enough settlements, enough dictations, it is time to stop that


and activities, it is time to Israel to comply with agreement signed.


John Kerry was in Paris. He brokered the last attempt at peacemaking


which collapsed two years ago. The French want a full peace conference


by the end of the year. Israel wants direct talks with the Palestinians.


Relations between Israelis and Palestinians are so bitter that no


talks the talk could be the outcome. Here in Paris President Hollande is


correct, the conflict shouldn't be relegated to being a side issue just


because the rest of the region is in turmoil. It remains a dangerous


conflict, generating and exporting hatred, and also capable of creating


big international crisis. Sadly, there is a greater chance of more


bloodshed between the two sides than there is of serious negotiations.


Let alone making peace. Jeremy Bowen, BBC News, Paris. Time for the


latest sport. Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner awarded


themselves pay rises and bonuses worth over $80 million over five


years according to Fifa lawyers. They revealed the contract of Sepp


Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner. ?55 million is the figure,


a staggering sum of money that the lawyers of Fifa say was carved up


between three officials at the top of the organisation. Sepp Blatter,


Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner. Between the three of them they


signed off on contracts which awarded them bonus payments for


successful World Cup saw other successful tournaments, and other


payments that allowed them to indemnify themselves if they ever


lost their jobs. Today the lawyers outlined the scale, the breadth and


depth of those payments to those three men over that five-year


period. Richard Cullen is lawyer for Sepp Blatter antibodies to date men


saying that Sepp Blatter looked forward to the opportunity to


explain to Fifa how about compensation and figures and bonus


payments were fair and in line with what other leading sports


administrators receive. He will try in coming weeks, perhaps through a


spokesman, to justify payments he received during his time in office.


Usain Bolt could lose one of his three gold medals at the 2008


Beijing Olympics. It's been reported being sample of one of his


team-mates Nesta Carter was found to contain a banned substance. The news


comes after the retesting of 454 samples from the games. Carter will


only face sanctions if his B sample also tests positive. Neither Carter


nor his agent reply to requests for comment. They backed Djokovic is on


course to achieve Akira grand slam after reaching the final of the


French Open. The world number one overcame Dominic Thiem as he


searches for a maiden title at Roland Garros. He will have to beat


Andy Murray to do it, he becomes the first British man to reach the


French Open final in 79 years after a win over defending champions Stan


Wawrinka. Serena Williams is through to the women's final. She recovered


from a sluggish start against Bertens. Williams made routine work


of the second set taking it 7-6, 6-4. She will play Mugaruza in a


repeat of last year 's Wimbledon final. That is all the sport for


now. The World War II codebreakers of


Bletchley Park just outside London are rightly famous for cracking the


Enigma code. They also broke the Lorenz cipher. Today there has been


a reunion at the National Museum of computing.


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 at 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


That's all we've got time for. Thank you for being with us. Get in touch,


we always love to hear from you. At next week got the weather.


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