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is broadcasting in the UK and around the world. American allies in Syria
battle each other. Makeshift churches have held mass for the
survivors and rescue workers of the disaster that killed 290 people. The
childhood friends who at 41 were told they were switched at birth and
brought up by each other's mothers. I want answers. I don't know what to
say. There has been fresh fighting on the
Turkey Syrian border. 35 have been killed. Observers say 20 people died
in a village but they said they were targeting Turkish militants. Both
Turkey and the Kurdish way PGR allies of the US in the fight
against Islamic State but crucially they are also bitter enemies.
President Erdogan desperately wants to stop the Kurds expanding their
territory inside Syria. Here is our Arab affairs editor. A new drama is
unfolding for the first day in the northern Syrian countryside. Kurdish
militants leading the fight against IS have in Ankara's opinion gone too
far. Casualties are mapping. Activists say dozens of civilians
have been killed. The fighting is creating a further twist in the
conflict with one group of rebels spear headed by the Kurds control of
areas. Both sides have been supported by America, leaving
Washington in a quandary. Vice President Joe Biden was busy mending
fences with president Erdogan in Agro earlier this week. He weren't
Kurdish fighters to pull back West. Turkey's Red Line for the Kurds in
Syria... Fighters are beginning to wonder if despite their victories
against IS, their cause will be subordinated to that of Turkey and
it's imperative preventing... Far from the complications on the
north-east battlefield, people and the divided city of Ullapool if the
various factions will agree to let aid in. Do you when issued a new
ultimatum for all sides to agree by today to a weekly 48 hour pause in
fighting. There is no sign yet that that that'll be heeded. Our
correspondent is an expert on Turkey and Kurdish affairs. He told me more
about recent developments in the region. Look at the issue from
different perspectives to see whether it makes sense. It is good
for Turkey that Turkey has got back in the game in Syria. After shooting
down of the Russian plane, Turkish planes couldn't get near Syria for a
long time. This gives Turkey an opportunity to step in and prevent
Kurds from joining two separate enclaves and replacing aces with
militia who are more inclined to be influenced by Turkey. For Russia and
Iran this makes sense because they are happy to see Turkey trying to
curb the ambitions of Kurds who are allies in the region. The wouldn't
want them to be replaced by anti-aside forces controlled by
Turkey but they would be happily -- from the perspective of the US it is
also good that the US are seeing another ballet getting in to fight
against IS. There is a positive thing there. From the perspective of
basis, it is strangely but didn't put up any resistance against
Turkey. Maybe they would want to stare back to see 30 fighting
against Kurdish rebels. For Syrian rebels it also makes sense because
Turkey was giving different messages recently. It is good that they are
fulfilling it from their perspective that they see some support from
Turkey. What is the US perspective on this because this complicates
their situation. They are allies of Turkey and the way PGR in Syria.
They took more territory with US support from aces than any other
force in Syria or Iraq. This issue has always cobbled headed US
calculations in the reason. The art two potential allies of the West and
they are at odds with each other at least in the last two or three
years. If you imagine the Kurds and Turks fighting together against IS
is allied with the West, we will have seen the aside government will
be much weaker. Russia would have much less say in the region. This
conflict between the allies makes it very difficult. If you want to find
out more about this story there is a question and answer on our website.
It explains that despite both being enemies of Islamic State, the Kurds
have such a poor relationship with Turkey.
The victims of the earthquake in central Italy have been
remembered in church services across the country.
Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole - who celebrated Mass in two
of the worst-affected towns - urged Italians to unite
in their response to the disaster which claimed nearly 300 lives.
In Aquata del Tronto today, a Mass held in a makeshift tent,
one of many across the worst hit towns in central Italy.
The crosses made out of two ladders, the helmets represent
Bishop Giovanni d'Ercole presides over the service,
The local parish priest says he was caught up in the earthquake.
TRANSLATION: When I was trying to get out, everything
was falling on me, glass, walls, everything.
I got out, I was crying, and I saw that my parishioners
had also come outside, and they were crying too.
Life has changed dramatic league for the residents,
forced from their shattered homes into canvas ones.
And a huge clear up operation is under way.
In Amatrice, the worst hit town, with 231 people killed,
what is left of this building is now being demolished.
Scenes like this are being repeated over and over again.
Many churches and medieval buildings were also completely destroyed.
Sunday's proceeds from public museums across Italy,
such as the National Gallery in Rome, will be donated
At the Vatican, Pope Francis led prayers for the victims.
He promises to visit the region as soon as possible to bring
Yesterday, the country's President and Prime Minister both attended
a funeral for 35 victims in a sports hall in one town.
Hundreds of people also turned out to pay their respects
Rescue workers helped to retrieve personal belongings
from quake damaged houses, but some do not even want to go.
Rinaldo cannot bear the thought of moving out.
TRANSLATION: Could I ever abandon my town when it needs me?
No, my wife and my children are saying, please, wear a helmet,
you know what I mean, but I am not giving up.
The Italian government has been criticised for failing to prevent
deaths after the 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila which left 300 dead.
Historic towns do not have to conform to anti-quake
regulations, which are also often not applied when new buildings
But Amatrice's mayor has vowed to fight for a tightening
There are reports of heavy casualties as militias loyal to
Libya's unity government advance into the final districts of Sirte -
occupied by Islamic State militants. Hospital sources say twenty-eight
government troops have been killed in the fighting. The incumbent
president of Gabon, Ali Bongo, and his main rival, Jean Ping, have both
claimed victory in Saturday's presidential election. Mr Ping told
his supporters he'd won and was waiting for Mr Bongo to call to
congratulate him. The ministry of health in Singapore - has confirmed
40 more cases of the mosquito-borne zika virus - a day after announcing
its first case. 36 of the cases were all men - working at the same
construction site. It's believed all cases were locally transmitted.
Negotiations on a huge free trade deal between the European Union and
the United States have effectively failed - that's the view of the
German economy minister. He said the deal - known as the Transatlantic
Trade and Investment Partnership or T-Tip for short - had not worked
because Europeans, including himself, didn't want to subject
themselves to American demands. But - what exactly does this free trade
deal mean? The deal aims to remove - or reduce - a wide range of barriers
to trade and investment. It's thought by doing this - it will make
it easier and cheaper to do business across the Atlantic. Those in favour
- say it would ultimately lead to higher incomes and employment But
critics argue - it could lead to lower standards of consumer and
environmental protection - and even result in job losses.
I'm hoping that we can go to Washington where we can join and
former assistant Secretary of State to President Obama. Thank you for
being with us. The German economy Minister, if he is indeed right,
what impact will this have? I think he is right for a number of reasons,
first of all on the European side, there is Brexit, and the practical
matter is in the next couple of years, Europe is going to have to
focus internally and try to work that negotiation and then maybe at
some point in the future come back to the trade agreement with the
United States. Here in the United States we have a presidential
election in progress, the Obama administration has about five months
to go. That is focused on trying to get the Asian equivalent treaty
through Congress before it leaves office, and so here in America it is
going to take maybe a year or so for a new administration to get its feet
on the ground and put personnel in place. Whatever the United States
and Europe decide they make to do in the trade area is going to be pushed
off two or three years. Critics will cautiously welcome this claiming
that TTIP will not be good for jobs or the growth of environmental and
health standards, what is your reaction to that? I certainly think
there is a very substantial amount of scepticism in European and
American opinion, obviously Brexit itself was a vote by those who think
that globalisation had left many of them behind and here in the United
States we have an unprecedented candidate, Donald Trump who has
excoriated every trade deal the United States has made in recent
decades. Hillary Clinton is an advocate of trade guardedly but has
also said she will not agree to any future treaty that will put American
jobs at risk, so I think you're going to have to see a case, perhaps
greater confidence in Europeans and Americans in the financial and
economic... I am afraid we have lost him. That is a shame. We thank him
for his opinions there. Stay with us. Still to come... A royal
treasure is temporarily being banned from taking out of Britain. We will
find out why. It will take months and billions of
dollars to repair what Katrina achieved in just hours... Three
weeks is the longest the great clock has been of duty in 117 years, so it
was with great satisfaction that clockmaker John Vernon swung the
pendulum to set the clock going again. This is BBC World News Today.
A DNA test in Canada has revealed that two 41-year-old men
were switched at birth and brought up by the wrong parents.
David Tait and his best friend Leon Swanson were born just days
The tale is even more shocking because another mix up
was discovered last year at the same hospital.
Cameron Mackintosh from CBC News reports.
believing this woman was his biological mother.
It turns out this mother was actually this woman,
raising his best friend, Leon Swanson, as her own son.
DNA now proving a long held, troubling suspicion
Both men were born in this federally run hospital
It's unclear how, but DNA has proven Tait's biological
mother went home with the wrong baby, Swanson.
Shocking but not entirely surprising.
For decades, there have been comments
people started teasing us about being switched.
This discovery last year convinced them to do the test.
These two men born in that very same year
in that very same hospital discovered they were switched.
Former Manitoba Cabinet Minister Eric Robinson
The first time could be discounted as a mistake.
A second time, in my view, is a criminal activity.
Today, the Federal Health Minister promised an investigation.
It's fundamentally important that we understand
how this could have happened at the time.
For both men and their parents, there's a lot
of anger and confusion, but also a sense that they
They'll always be my mom and dad, regardless,
they raised me, they took me from day one.
the bigger question may be, could there be even more cases?
Cameron Mackintosh, CBC News, Winnipeg.
Let's get some sport for you. Here is Ollie. Hello. Manchester City are
top of the table on goal difference after a 3-1 win at home to West Ham
in the final Premier League match of the weekend. Raheem Sterling scored
twice for Pep Guardiola's sides to make it three wins out of three for
them in the league. West Ham stay 12. It is now the international
break the start of World Cup qualifying. When city return they
will face a trip to Manchester United who also have a 100% record.
I am so satisfied. It is a pleasure to work with these guys and this
club. I wanted him to play good. We thought when we trained in that
period that it can happen, and we feel that the players believe in
what we do. But is more satisfying with the coach, of course, but
without the result it is nothing. But we have got it. The first step,
the most important thing is qualifying for the Champions League
and now the Premier League, we have nine points and are playing good, so
that is the most important thing and now the international break and come
back and start again. In the second half I am more than happy, to be
fair, and it gives us hope. With the players who are out injured, a lot
of them, seven or eight, we expect a few of them to come back for the
Watford game after the break, it gives us hope that it will be
different. One other Premier League result was West Bromwich Albion
versus Middlesbrough and that was goalless. West Ham's goal-scorer
Michail Antonio has earned his first goal that a recall after a month.
Earlier this year he turned down the chance for Jamaica in order to play
for England. He is in Sam Allardyce's first squad. Lewis
Hamilton fought his way from the back row of the grid to finish third
in a chaotic Belgian Grand Prix. A series of crashes allowed him to
climb from 21st to a place on the podium. Nico Rosberg started on pole
position and won the race, cutting Hamilton's championship lead to just
nine points. It has been great to get the win today on this legendary
track, but Lewis starting from the back made it easier and I am sure he
will be back in Monza and it'll be a big battle as always. The Tour de
France winner Chris Froome is fourth in Spain. Dela Cruz finished almost
have a minute ahead of the Belgian after a late attack on the final
climb. He leads by 22 seconds in the overall standard X.
That is all this but for now. Thank you.
This week one of Britain's deadliest, but least-well known,
naval forces celebrates its 100th anniversary.
The Coastal Marine Force was founded during the First World War
as a fleet of high-speed torpedo boats to attack the Germans.
In the Second World War, their crew earned more gallantry
medals than any other branch of the Navy.
The small, fast coastal boats that helped change the tactics
And now a century after their creation, the final few left have
come together in Portsmouth for an anniversary sail-past,
watched by veterans like Robin Coventry.
He was a junior officer assigned to this nimble
We were just going out to make trouble and that,
often enough, we did, not only for ourselves,
for the Germans as well, which was lucky.
And they must have been fairly fed up with us, too.
They first fired up in 1916, and were the idea of
They were just 50 feet long and carried one or two torpedoes -
enough to hit large enemy ships and then escape at high speed.
In fact, they were sometimes called the Spitfire of the sea,
because they were so fast, capable of 30 or 40 knots.
Her enemies had never seen anything like them.
By the end of the Second World War, there were 2,000 of them and they
They sank over 500 enemy vessels and were awarded
3,000 gallantry medals, more than any other branch
In war, these vessels fired more torpedoes than Britain's submarines.
100 years of lethal sea power and a miniature navy that did not
Duncan Kennedy, BBC News, in Portsmouth.
The British government has placed a temporary export ban on a sapphire
and diamond coronet that belonged to Queen Victoria, preventing it
The coronet, which was designed by the monarch's husband
Prince Albert, for their wedding in 1840, is at risk
of being exported unless a UK buyer matches the six and half
Earlier I spoke to Philippa Glanville -
who was on the Committee that recommended the ban who told me
Excellent system that goes back 60 years to protect cultural heritage,
not only British things but things of importance. Things which are
important and they might be archaeological, manuscript or an
important painting. In this case it is a delicate little thing for a
pretty young woman in love, maybe not pretty, young woman in Love
designed by her husband and using German motifs, Prince Albert was
German and was a designer. There is very little surviving from Queen
Victoria's Julie. They get reworked and put into other jewels. When she
finally came out of morning to do the State Opening of Parliament in
1866 she wore this with her veil and it became very significant and part
of her image as an older woman, so a beautiful little love gift that
became part of the Crown Jewels. Give us other examples of historical
objects that were saved in this way. There was the Jane Austen ring a
couple of years ago which is now in the Jane Austen centre down in
Hampshire and there was quite a lot of discussion about that, because it
wasn't very expensive but it was very important to the Jane Austen
community and we argued jewellery mattered so much to women at that
time in the late 18th and 19th centuries, it had a sentimental
value as a significance far beyond perhaps what it was today. Women
gave each other and simple jewels and this is an example of that.
Isn't it a little unfair that a bit of hypocrisy of hanging onto these
objects when perhaps some would accuse us of hanging on to objects
that belonged to other countries, the Elgin marbles being one? We have
been an extraordinarily wealthy and art loving country, however I am not
going to comment on the Elgin marbles. I have my own reviews but I
can't represent the Government on that. It seems to me that we have to
have a more generous approach having been powerful and wealthy, sharing
is for everybody's benefit. Things move around in exhibitions but
people want to own their own heritage and being a former colonial
power, that doesn't play to Greece, but it does apply to quite a lot of
objects in richest collections. A reminder of our top scurry this
hour. There has been fresh fighting on the turkey Syria border. Reports
indicate 35 civilians had been killed after Turkish shelling and
air strikes. That is it from me and world news today. Thank you.
There have been a few showers around today. The trend through this
weekend is for things to