12/08/2016 World News Today


12/08/2016

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 12/08/2016. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Hello this is BBC world news, broadcasting in the UK and around

:00:07.:00:12.

the world. The leader of the so-called Islamic State is being

:00:13.:00:18.

held in a US joint strike. He was killed in Afghanistan. Tension over

:00:19.:00:28.

Crimea. The Russian Prime Minister threatens to break diplomatic ties

:00:29.:00:33.

with Kiev. The French Riviera resort vans women from wearing full body

:00:34.:00:38.

swimsuits, the burkinis, on its beaches. And this action gets under

:00:39.:00:45.

way at the Olympics, the 10,000 metre world record is beaten by this

:00:46.:00:46.

utopian runner. -- Ethiopian runner. A warm welcome. A senior US defence

:00:47.:01:09.

official has confirmed that the leader of so-called Islamic State in

:01:10.:01:13.

Pakistan and Afghanistan has been killed in a drone strike. He led his

:01:14.:01:20.

group of hardliners to launch a series of deadly strikes in

:01:21.:01:25.

Afghanistan. He was a former Taliban fighter. Our correspondent is in

:01:26.:01:31.

Washington. What more do we know? Not a lot. There are some reports

:01:32.:01:35.

for towing a boat about his death, mostly coming from Afghan diplomatic

:01:36.:01:43.

sources in Pakistan. We spoke to the Pentagon a few moments ago and they

:01:44.:01:48.

confirmed this joint strike on the 22nd of July and they believed that

:01:49.:01:55.

he was killed. -- confirmed this drone strike. They will not go one

:01:56.:01:59.

the record that the Mormon which means that they may not be entirely

:02:00.:02:04.

sure. There is a note of caution here which is that he has been

:02:05.:02:09.

allegedly killed a couple of times before, particularly in July last

:02:10.:02:14.

year. That can be some uncertainty around these things but there seems

:02:15.:02:18.

to be a reasonable amount of clarity that he is dead. The Afghan

:02:19.:02:25.

ambassador to Pakistan said that he believed a number of other

:02:26.:02:27.

commanders were killed at the same time. I am sure that they will be

:02:28.:02:36.

tapping into the human intelligence sources out there, trying to confirm

:02:37.:02:43.

if there is more activity around now to try and confirmed that he is

:02:44.:02:50.

dead. What is the situation in Afghanistan

:02:51.:02:56.

at the moment with regards to ISO? They have been starting to conduct

:02:57.:03:02.

some operations in Afghanistan, there was an attack in Kabul last

:03:03.:03:11.

month in which they bombed a protest and the killed 80 people in that

:03:12.:03:17.

attack. They also claimed responsibility for the attack on a

:03:18.:03:22.

hospital in Pakistan earlier this week, although that is disputed.

:03:23.:03:30.

There is some concern that IAS was organising and getting some people

:03:31.:03:34.

from the Taliban in that area and conducting terror attacks, not just

:03:35.:03:40.

in couple but in Pakistan as well. -- concern that IAS. The Americans

:03:41.:03:47.

have already said that they have killed a number of ISO fighters in

:03:48.:03:57.

Pakistan and the mission is to support the forces, although they

:03:58.:04:03.

have the right to go after terror targets thank you.

:04:04.:04:11.

All week tensions have been building between Russia and Ukraine. Now the

:04:12.:04:15.

Russian Prime Minister has threatened to break diplomatic ties

:04:16.:04:19.

with Kiev. The situation was not helped by the Russian military

:04:20.:04:24.

saying they had deliberately missiles to Crimea. Russia says that

:04:25.:04:31.

the delivery of the missile system had been agreed last month. It is

:04:32.:04:36.

accusing Ukraine of sending saboteurs into Crimea and reported

:04:37.:04:40.

the deaths of two people in an attempt foiled plot. Ukraine the

:04:41.:04:47.

lies -- Ukraine denies the allegations. We were joined in the

:04:48.:04:55.

studio to discuss this recently. Controversy broke out when the plans

:04:56.:04:59.

were announced last month but in light of the ratcheting up of

:05:00.:05:04.

tension between Ukraine and Russia over alleged movement of officers in

:05:05.:05:12.

Crimea makes it a very ominous time for this deployment. Ukraine will be

:05:13.:05:19.

worried that the range of these S 400 missile systems is considerably

:05:20.:05:25.

larger than anything seen in Crimea before and because Crimea is a pin

:05:26.:05:30.

in Schiller in the Black Sea, the range of S 400 missiles will be

:05:31.:05:36.

covering the whole of the Black Sea and that includes the coastal areas

:05:37.:05:45.

of Turkey and other countries. It is worth mentioning that Russia now has

:05:46.:05:56.

an interest in that area and protecting what it annexed. Exactly.

:05:57.:06:02.

Russia has been dating in in Crimea and militarising it and that has

:06:03.:06:07.

been the allegation from Ukraine all along, but Russia is turning the

:06:08.:06:11.

Crimean peninsula which it illegally annexed, according to tears and

:06:12.:06:21.

other United Nations members, and according to Ukraine and its allies

:06:22.:06:28.

in the West they are militarising Crimea and making it next to

:06:29.:06:38.

impossible to be reoccupied by Kiev. The situation and Ukraine has not

:06:39.:06:42.

been in the news as prominently as it is today for quite some time.

:06:43.:06:47.

Where are we up to in times of the situation with the breakaway regions

:06:48.:06:54.

and the conflict there. Just because the incident was not in the major

:06:55.:06:58.

headlines does not mean that there was not a daily stream of this and

:06:59.:07:05.

Ukraine. July turned out to be one of the quietest months since the

:07:06.:07:12.

Minsk peace agreement was signed in February. One of the dangers for the

:07:13.:07:19.

future with regards to the current escalation is the statement by

:07:20.:07:21.

President Putin that he withdraws unilaterally from the peaceful

:07:22.:07:30.

negotiations, which means that any platform for negotiating some kind

:07:31.:07:34.

of a settlement in the east of Ukraine will lose its validity and.

:07:35.:07:46.

Being efficient and effective. In another political development, one

:07:47.:07:51.

of the most powerful men in the Kremlin is standing down. He is

:07:52.:07:56.

leaving his post to become a special representative for environmental and

:07:57.:08:00.

transport issues. What do we know about the man that has been

:08:01.:08:04.

described as one of President Putin's closest alleys. The

:08:05.:08:08.

63-year-old has been part of President Putin's inner circle for

:08:09.:08:13.

many years, with the president once naming him is one of the people he

:08:14.:08:17.

trusted most. Before becoming chief of staff in 2011, Ivanov served as

:08:18.:08:25.

Deputy Prime Minister and defence Minister. He is a Security Council

:08:26.:08:34.

member and a former KGB member. Did he choose to resign or was he

:08:35.:08:43.

pushed? This is a surprising move by a president who likes to surprise.

:08:44.:08:49.

No one was expecting this and people have been racking their brains today

:08:50.:08:53.

in Moscow to try and understand what is behind it and the possible

:08:54.:08:59.

motives. He was a very close friend and long-held friend and ally of

:09:00.:09:04.

President Putin, now he is losing his job. Officially speaking it is

:09:05.:09:09.

his initiative, but him and Mr Putin was shown on state television today

:09:10.:09:15.

and Mr Putin said that Ivanov had is to step down. Mr Putin was agreeing

:09:16.:09:24.

that after years of long service he could no leave the presidential

:09:25.:09:28.

administration. I think there is scepticism about that here. This is

:09:29.:09:34.

a man in a very senior job in the Kremlin and we are supposed to

:09:35.:09:38.

believe that he wanted to become the envoy for environmental affairs. The

:09:39.:09:44.

question is, what is behind this? At the moment there is speculation and

:09:45.:09:48.

some people are suggesting that Mr Putin is looking to the 2018

:09:49.:09:54.

presidential elections and he wants effective managers rather than

:09:55.:09:58.

friends to be around him. Other people are suggesting he wants a

:09:59.:10:02.

younger team as he is now in his mid-60s. Perhaps he was a younger

:10:03.:10:10.

team to project the right image for those presidential elections. But

:10:11.:10:13.

this is speculation and no one knows what is going on behind the walls of

:10:14.:10:20.

the Kremlin. The Democratic nominee for the US presidential election,

:10:21.:10:23.

Hillary Clinton, has disclosed her latest tax return. Meanwhile, Donald

:10:24.:10:28.

Trump has said that his tax affairs are undergoing an official audit and

:10:29.:10:34.

he cannot disclose the figures until the review has completed. The

:10:35.:10:37.

internal revenue service says that he can. Hillary Clinton and her

:10:38.:10:43.

husband and template six billion dollars with federal taxes of just

:10:44.:10:50.

over 34%. To listen Thailand are being warned to be cautious after

:10:51.:10:54.

the wave of bombings killed four people and injured dozens of others.

:10:55.:10:59.

11 blasts hit cities and resorts across the South. Police have ruled

:11:00.:11:06.

out international terrorism, but the coordination could suggest the

:11:07.:11:08.

involvement of the separatist movement that has killed 6500 people

:11:09.:11:13.

in the last 12 years. Our Thailand correspondent reports.

:11:14.:11:21.

The bombs were small and for those nearby they were deadly. This was a

:11:22.:11:30.

sedate seaside resort that is popular with retired people from

:11:31.:11:34.

Europe. Two explosions shook the town centre on a busy Thursday

:11:35.:11:39.

evening before a long weekend. I was sitting with my friends on holiday

:11:40.:11:44.

from the UK. We were having a good time and the music was loud. All of

:11:45.:11:48.

a sudden there was a commotion and we went around the corner and people

:11:49.:11:58.

were shouting bomb, bomb. The the scenes were chaotic. Eight to ten

:11:59.:12:06.

bodies on the floor. This was not the only part of the country being

:12:07.:12:12.

attacked. On this holiday island 11 blasts in five provinces. Who was

:12:13.:12:20.

responsible? The type we say it is too soon to speculate that they

:12:21.:12:25.

insist this was not terrorism. They are describing it as domestic

:12:26.:12:30.

sabotage. And operation of this skill hints at an experienced group

:12:31.:12:35.

making a political point. Perhaps the separatist to have been fighting

:12:36.:12:39.

the Thai army and the south, or groups out to embarrass the military

:12:40.:12:43.

government. They are quiet here on the road of what should be one of

:12:44.:12:48.

the busiest holiday weekends of the year is a very worrying sign for the

:12:49.:12:53.

Thai government because more than at any other time this country depends

:12:54.:12:57.

on tourism for its economy and that is exactly what the bombers were

:12:58.:13:03.

targeting. The Tudors industry has proved remarkably resilient here for

:13:04.:13:08.

three decades and it will probably bounce back again. That may depend

:13:09.:13:12.

on how well the tire Daugherty 's investigate these attacks and if

:13:13.:13:16.

they can prevent any more from happening. -- how well the Thai

:13:17.:13:23.

authorities investigate. You are watching BBC News. Still to come: A

:13:24.:13:29.

world record in the women's 1000 metres on the track in real generic.

:13:30.:13:40.

Here in Britain Labour's national executive committee has won the

:13:41.:13:43.

right to stop new members from voting in a leadership election. It

:13:44.:13:48.

will prevent 130,000 new members voting in the leadership election

:13:49.:13:50.

between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith. The Shadow Chancellor and

:13:51.:13:55.

Corbin supporter John McDonnell is angry and says that what has

:13:56.:13:58.

happened fighting the face of democracy. The Court of Appeal

:13:59.:14:02.

ruling overturns the High Court ruling that was taken earlier this

:14:03.:14:08.

week. A serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper is expected to be

:14:09.:14:12.

transferred from a psychiatric hospital to a prison in the next few

:14:13.:14:17.

weeks. BBC News understands that a tribunal has decided he no longer

:14:18.:14:22.

needs treatment for any mental health disorder. Moving him would

:14:23.:14:26.

need to be approved by the Ministry of Justice and it would save a

:14:27.:14:32.

quarter of a year. He murdered 13 women and attempted to murder seven

:14:33.:14:41.

more between 1976 and 1981. This is BBC world news today. These

:14:42.:14:45.

are the headlines: The leader of the so-called Islamic State and

:14:46.:14:54.

so-called Islamic State in Pakistan and Afghanistan has been killed. A

:14:55.:14:59.

threat to break diplomatic ties between Russia and Kiev.

:15:00.:15:06.

Controversy is brewing in the French city of Canberra Daugherty 's have

:15:07.:15:11.

banned the burkinis, a full body swimsuit one by Muslims. The mayor

:15:12.:15:17.

says it is a security risk and any clothing displaying religious

:15:18.:15:21.

affiliation could the shot public order during a time in France is

:15:22.:15:25.

being targeted by terrorists. What do beach-goers think? TRANSLATION: I

:15:26.:15:33.

am a regionally from Egypt and I grew up with people wearing Islamic

:15:34.:15:37.

dress and I am shocked to find this in Paris. They should not wear

:15:38.:15:43.

Islamic close. We have freedom here. We need to respect the society we

:15:44.:15:51.

live in. I agree with the mayor because the burkini can be used to

:15:52.:15:54.

disguise themselves as they want to carry out a terror attack. Boot-mac

:15:55.:16:01.

I think they're wearing a burkini is not illegal and everyone has a right

:16:02.:16:06.

to access the beach because it is a public space, but if we think about

:16:07.:16:11.

women's rights it is a regression for women, especially for

:16:12.:16:18.

Frenchwoman who are quite free. I think the mayor did this to avoid

:16:19.:16:22.

provocations on the beach that could cause violence or pointless

:16:23.:16:27.

discussions, because some are against and some are in favour. For

:16:28.:16:36.

more reaction I spoke to our correspondent in Paris. She says it

:16:37.:16:39.

is making headlines and dividing opinion.

:16:40.:16:43.

Many people are saying the move is a populist measure by a Republican

:16:44.:16:48.

politician. When you speak to the Muslim community, it was divided.

:16:49.:16:56.

Some people were saying that France is a tolerant place and there should

:16:57.:17:02.

be knowing Schmidt of human rights and they are against the move by the

:17:03.:17:08.

mayor. Others point to the fact that France has got a proud history of

:17:09.:17:12.

secularism and people should not be displaying their religious affinity.

:17:13.:17:18.

That is what the mayor has been arguing, the ostentatious use of

:17:19.:17:27.

religious affinity is what he is objecting to. He has singled out the

:17:28.:17:32.

burkini for that. Why has this come to light now? This

:17:33.:17:39.

came into force at the end of July. Has anyone been fined?

:17:40.:17:45.

Not that we are aware of and the controversy here is that people are

:17:46.:17:50.

saying you are more likely to see people wearing a tiny bikini dandy

:17:51.:17:58.

fool burkini, so people are saying this might be a false debates.

:17:59.:18:04.

Others say it may played straight into the hands of extremists at a

:18:05.:18:08.

time when France does not need this. It comes at a time of high tension.

:18:09.:18:14.

Last month there was a terrible attack in Nice and 85 people were

:18:15.:18:20.

killed. So-called Islamic State claiming responsibility for that.

:18:21.:18:25.

Then in Normandy we had the elderly priest that was killed by two men

:18:26.:18:30.

who were on a list of wanted people here in France.

:18:31.:18:35.

Time for some sport news now and Ollie Foster has the latest from day

:18:36.:18:40.

seven of the Rio Olympics. It is the seventh day of competition

:18:41.:18:45.

at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 24 golds to be one. One was secured

:18:46.:18:51.

with the world record on the first day of the athletics in the 10,000

:18:52.:18:58.

metres. This Ethiopian runner beat a 23-year-old record by 14 seconds,

:18:59.:19:06.

storming the whole. The defending champion also from Ethiopia was the

:19:07.:19:13.

bronze medallist. There were 18 personal bests in that race which

:19:14.:19:18.

was very quick. She becomes the first woman to break a 10,000 metre

:19:19.:19:24.

world record at an Olympic Games. Great Britain are up to fourth in

:19:25.:19:28.

the medal table after two goals in 20 minutes and rowing. They came

:19:29.:19:37.

from the two strongest boats. The men's for defended their title from

:19:38.:19:43.

London. They have won every Olympics in Sydney to thousands. Five in a

:19:44.:19:52.

row. In the women's pair, they were unbeaten for five years. It means so

:19:53.:20:03.

much more. We have had a lot of pressure. I have been so emotional

:20:04.:20:07.

and this is not me at all. It means so much to us. There is nothing more

:20:08.:20:15.

special than home games but this is defending a title. We have managed

:20:16.:20:23.

to when every race for the last four years. We put an end is pressure on

:20:24.:20:34.

ourselves. We are dying inside. The Polish 2012 weightlifting champion

:20:35.:20:38.

has joined his brother in being sent home from the games after testing

:20:39.:20:48.

positive. He failed a drugs test that the Polish Championships last

:20:49.:20:53.

month. The Polish weightlifting Federation says that he has a legal

:20:54.:20:58.

right to be retested. His brother was sent home on Tuesday.

:20:59.:21:05.

Away from the Olympics the Premier League returns on Saturday.

:21:06.:21:11.

Leicester get things underway with the kick-off against newly promoted

:21:12.:21:14.

Hull City, who still do not have a full-time manager. Pep Guardiola for

:21:15.:21:20.

managers first game at home to Sunderland, who also have a new

:21:21.:21:26.

manager in David Moyes. Manchester United are away at Bournemouth under

:21:27.:21:31.

Jose Mourinho. No Pol Pot bar for United, who has a one-game ban that

:21:32.:21:35.

has been carried over to England. Leicester get things going. They

:21:36.:21:42.

have held onto most of their title winning score, but surely they

:21:43.:21:51.

cannot do it again. I think the bookmakers have it at 6000-1,

:21:52.:21:58.

because it is impossible. It is more difficult than last season. It is

:21:59.:22:13.

more likely that ET comes. One of the greatest baseball stars is due

:22:14.:22:19.

to play his last game. Alex Drake use of the New York Yankees scored

:22:20.:22:25.

home runs. This will be his last game before a coaching role beckons.

:22:26.:22:30.

He admitted to steroid abuse a decade ago and he was banned for the

:22:31.:22:37.

entire 2014 season for his part in a doping scandal. Mixed memories of

:22:38.:22:43.

his career in baseball. That is all the sport for now.

:22:44.:22:51.

Two of the best ballet dancers in the world have been can care to

:22:52.:22:59.

Margaret Fonteyn. They will be performing together at the Edinburgh

:23:00.:23:03.

International Festival and are at Edinburgh has been to meet them.

:23:04.:23:13.

Here they are in rehearsals, putting themselves through paces for

:23:14.:23:17.

tonight's Edinburgh International Festival show. They are partners

:23:18.:23:29.

onstage and off. TRANSLATION: You are 200% together. There is no

:23:30.:23:34.

better partner than surrogate because I admire him as an artist

:23:35.:23:40.

and love him as a person. Who is the boss? TRANSLATION: I believe the man

:23:41.:23:50.

should be a leader but he should let a woman do what he wants. It is an

:23:51.:23:55.

emotion that makes it interesting to do the show. The audience know if we

:23:56.:24:03.

have been fighting before or if we are in a good moments. You are naked

:24:04.:24:16.

on stage. Both of them field dance Scott back -- both of them fielded

:24:17.:24:23.

dancers get a hard time keeping to other sports professionals. I feel

:24:24.:24:33.

like they treat dancers like children, they do not ask questions

:24:34.:24:38.

or treat them like artists. They are just soldiers who do the work while

:24:39.:24:46.

an artist needs to create. You became so disenchanted with the

:24:47.:24:49.

profession that he walked out of his job as the principal dancer at the

:24:50.:24:54.

Royal Ballet in 2012. I fell into the darkness and I kept falling

:24:55.:25:04.

down. I think I hit rock bottom and met the devil. Is the ambition to go

:25:05.:25:10.

back? I would love to go back and dance with the Royal Ballet. We are

:25:11.:25:17.

having talks. Right now he has a job to do, dancing with his partner in

:25:18.:25:24.

this production. Before we go a reminder of our main

:25:25.:25:28.

news. A senior US defence official has confirmed that the leader of the

:25:29.:25:32.

so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan Pakistan has been killed

:25:33.:25:35.

in a drone strike. It is understood that he was killed in eastern Afghan

:25:36.:25:41.

province. He had led his group of militants to launch a number of

:25:42.:25:47.

deadly strikes inside Afghanistan. You can get in touch with me and

:25:48.:25:52.

most of the team here on Twitter. That is all from the programme.

:25:53.:25:55.

Thank you for watching. Goodbye. We can look at some of the bigger

:25:56.:26:12.

weather stories around the world. There is a lot of cloud over the

:26:13.:26:16.

Pacific

:26:17.:26:17.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS