10/09/2016 World News Today


10/09/2016

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 10/09/2016. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK

:00:00.:00:07.

I'm Alpa Patel. The headlines -

:00:08.:00:11.

The man who tried to assassinate President Reagan three

:00:12.:00:14.

and a half decades ago, has been released from

:00:15.:00:16.

John Hinckley's expected to return home to his elderly mother.

:00:17.:00:23.

Dozens of people are killed and wounded in airstrikes in Syria,

:00:24.:00:25.

less than two days before a ceasefire is due

:00:26.:00:28.

Hillary Clinton apologises after describing half

:00:29.:00:33.

of Donald Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables".

:00:34.:00:39.

And we have premier league drama as Manchester City beats rivals

:00:40.:00:44.

We start with breaking news from the United States.

:00:45.:01:06.

The man who tried to assassinate the US President Ronald Reagan

:01:07.:01:10.

35 years ago has been released from a

:01:11.:01:12.

John Hinckley Junior was found not guilty

:01:13.:01:17.

by reason of insanity following the shooting in 1981.

:01:18.:01:21.

In July, a federal judge ruled that he is not a danger

:01:22.:01:25.

He will be permitted to live full-time at his mother's

:01:26.:01:30.

home in Williamsburg, Virginia under supervision.

:01:31.:01:31.

Our correspondent Peter Bowes has more.

:01:32.:01:36.

This news has been emerging over the past few hours.

:01:37.:01:42.

Has there been any reaction? The only reaction we have hard and this

:01:43.:01:48.

echoes what people have been saying locally to where he will spend the

:01:49.:01:52.

rest of his life, living with his elderly mother at her home in

:01:53.:01:56.

Virginia, local people have been expressing concern that this man who

:01:57.:02:01.

attempted to assassinate President Reagan all of those years ago will

:02:02.:02:05.

be living in their neighbourhood. The authorities and the judge who

:02:06.:02:10.

released a statement a couple of months ago, giving the go-ahead for

:02:11.:02:14.

his release, has said he has gone through this long process of

:02:15.:02:18.

rehabilitation and they are convinced he is no longer a danger

:02:19.:02:24.

to other people and to himself. There are strict conditions of his

:02:25.:02:29.

release out of their? What are they? He has to have no contact with the

:02:30.:02:34.

press and that applies to his family as well. They can't give interviews.

:02:35.:02:39.

He can't have any contact with any of his victims. He is not allowed to

:02:40.:02:45.

attempt to contact the actress Jodie Foster and that goes back to the

:02:46.:02:51.

reasoning we had at the time for this attack on the president. He was

:02:52.:02:56.

apparently obsessed with Jodie Foster and the film, taxi driver.

:02:57.:03:02.

This was an attempt to impress her. He was a very disturbed young man at

:03:03.:03:08.

the age of 25. He can't attempt to contact her. There are restrictions

:03:09.:03:13.

of his travel. He can't travel more than 25 miles from his home. He has

:03:14.:03:18.

to carry a GPS enabled mobile phone on him. He has to work for three

:03:19.:03:23.

days a week and we are told he has been offered a job by a local

:03:24.:03:27.

church. He has been making visits to his mother 's house, some lasting

:03:28.:03:31.

for several days, over the last few months. He has been beginning this

:03:32.:03:37.

process of rehabilitation. Tell us more about the assassination

:03:38.:03:43.

attempt itself. It not only injured President Reagan but also those

:03:44.:03:47.

around him. Three other people were injured, a

:03:48.:03:51.

police officer, a Secret Service officer and James Brodie, the press

:03:52.:03:56.

secretary at the time. He was seriously injured. He was shot in

:03:57.:04:00.

the head, suffered brain damage and spent the rest of his life in a

:04:01.:04:06.

wheelchair. He did to an extent and he managed to campaign strongly

:04:07.:04:11.

campaign for changes to the gun laws. It resulted in the Brady Bill,

:04:12.:04:18.

the Brady role which imposed restrictions on people wanting to

:04:19.:04:19.

buy handguns. Thank you very much. Joining us now is Allan Lichtman,

:04:20.:04:22.

a political historian Thank you for being with us. You

:04:23.:04:37.

followed this story for many years for step what is the impact on the

:04:38.:04:42.

Reagan presidency? The impact was enormous. This was a

:04:43.:04:51.

terrible tragedy. Ironically, it saved the Reagan presidency and

:04:52.:04:57.

saved the Reagan legacy. He became a model alert after this. He handed

:04:58.:05:02.

that with grace. He was the death but when a car to the hospital he

:05:03.:05:09.

said my doctors are Republicans. I forgot to duck. His approval ratings

:05:10.:05:13.

shot up to 68% and he was able to put into effect the policies that

:05:14.:05:19.

have become known as Reaganomics. By the end of the year, the economy was

:05:20.:05:25.

so bad, his approval rating dipped below 50%. But for those critical

:05:26.:05:30.

few months after this attempt, Ronald Reagan put his stamp on

:05:31.:05:33.

America. John Hinckley was found not guilty

:05:34.:05:37.

by reason of insanity but not everyone agreed with that sentence

:05:38.:05:40.

did they? Someone said the death penalty.

:05:41.:05:46.

There was a widespread reaction against this idea that this person

:05:47.:05:51.

who came so close to assassinating a president should not be placed in

:05:52.:05:55.

prison but should be placed in a psychiatric hospital. This also led

:05:56.:05:59.

to some changes but that the federal level and the state level, they

:06:00.:06:04.

tightened that the requirement for an insanity defence. It had been

:06:05.:06:10.

rarely used even before and in that case very rarely successful but

:06:11.:06:15.

nonetheless, there were changes in the laws and changes in public

:06:16.:06:19.

attitudes. Do you think there's attempted

:06:20.:06:24.

assassination continues to have reverberations in the politics that

:06:25.:06:27.

use see today? Absolutely correct. Obviously, James

:06:28.:06:35.

Brady who was so injured in this attack led the movement for gun

:06:36.:06:39.

control. That bore fruit is not immediately put in the 1990s with

:06:40.:06:47.

the Brady Bill. And also the assault weapons ban. The assault weapons ban

:06:48.:06:54.

has since not been renewed and the Congress has been unable to distort

:06:55.:07:00.

it or to extend the Brady Bill to reasonable background checks at gun

:07:01.:07:04.

shows not just that licensed gun dealers. The overwhelming majority

:07:05.:07:10.

of American people want these but that gun control debate has been

:07:11.:07:15.

controlled by the National Rifle Association. A small, determined,

:07:16.:07:21.

wealthy, politically connected group has thwarted the will of the

:07:22.:07:25.

majority in America. Not the massacre of children at Sandy Hook

:07:26.:07:28.

or any other mass murders. Some of them committed with assault weapons

:07:29.:07:33.

has moved people towards gun control.

:07:34.:07:35.

Thank you very much for your time. The Syrian government

:07:36.:07:38.

has in the last hour approved the ceasefire deal

:07:39.:07:40.

due to start on Monday and which should allow

:07:41.:07:42.

humanitarian aid to the northern But on the ground

:07:43.:07:44.

the violence continues, at least 25 people have

:07:45.:07:47.

been killed in an airstrike on a vegetable market

:07:48.:07:49.

in the rebel-held city of Idlib. The ceasefire deal, hammered

:07:50.:07:52.

out between Washington Under the plan a "cessation

:07:53.:07:53.

of hostilities" will begin at sunset on Monday,

:07:54.:07:58.

the start of the Muslim festival Our diplomatic correspondent

:07:59.:08:02.

James Landale has more The hours before a ceasefire

:08:03.:08:07.

can often be deadly. Today in Eastern Alepo,

:08:08.:08:16.

government forces sought to consolidate their position

:08:17.:08:20.

in a city left A city where, tomorrow

:08:21.:08:23.

night, these guns And that is because of

:08:24.:08:29.

an agreement announced by the Americans and Russians in

:08:30.:08:32.

the early hours of this morning in A deal that they hope

:08:33.:08:35.

could stop the fighting. If this arrangement

:08:36.:08:38.

holds, then we will see Under the deal, a nationwide

:08:39.:08:43.

ceasefire would begin tomorrow Humanitarian aid would be allowed

:08:44.:08:46.

into besieged areas. The Syrian air force

:08:47.:08:49.

would stop attacking opposition groups

:08:50.:08:50.

in designated areas and if that

:08:51.:08:51.

happens, then Russia the United States would for the first time,

:08:52.:08:54.

take joint military action against But for that to happen,

:08:55.:08:57.

this has to stop. Today, some 25 people were said

:08:58.:09:05.

to have died in an air strike in the rebel

:09:06.:09:09.

held town here. Russians succeed in getting their

:09:10.:09:11.

allies to end this kind of bombing. This evening, reports

:09:12.:09:16.

suggested the Syrian TRANSLATION: The Syrian Government

:09:17.:09:19.

has been informed by us about these arrangements, and it is

:09:20.:09:27.

ready to fulfill them. It supports the initiative

:09:28.:09:29.

on which we agreed with the United States, so we will do everything

:09:30.:09:32.

which depends on us. But it is understandable

:09:33.:09:35.

that not everything Much depends on the

:09:36.:09:36.

opposition groups, too. They gave a cautious welcome

:09:37.:09:42.

to the deal but they will have to break from the

:09:43.:09:45.

Al-Qaeda linked factions who have The key to bringing

:09:46.:09:48.

about a disentanglement between the moderate groups

:09:49.:09:54.

and the extremists is to force Assad to stop bombing and force it

:09:55.:09:59.

away from starving populations. This is not the first

:10:00.:10:06.

ceasefire agreed in February there fell

:10:07.:10:09.

apart within weeks. Deals negotiated in Geneva

:10:10.:10:14.

do not always survive

:10:15.:10:16.

the reality on the ground. Let's get more on this. Thank you

:10:17.:10:40.

for your time. There has been reports of violence across the

:10:41.:10:43.

country, air strikes in particular in Aleppo. What is your feeling on

:10:44.:10:49.

disk as Mike will we see an escalation in violence in the run-up

:10:50.:10:55.

to this pause? The next 48 hours will be bloodier than usual. Fewer

:10:56.:11:01.

Madness. Both sides are trying to against city jig advantage. A few

:11:02.:11:05.

lessons have learned. They have been fighting for five years. Before

:11:06.:11:17.

Monday, we will see an escalation in fighting. We have reports of fierce

:11:18.:11:23.

fighting right across Syria. In Aleppo, in the south and other

:11:24.:11:28.

places. Some rebel groups are saying they haven't seen the text of this

:11:29.:11:34.

truth. Do you think it is manageable? Do you think it will be

:11:35.:11:39.

able to be put in place by Monday? I hope so. I think the odds are

:11:40.:11:47.

against an effective ceasefire. For a variety of reasons. We have to

:11:48.:11:52.

wait and see if Russia can re-exercise is influence on the

:11:53.:11:55.

Assad government. The Syrian government says it accepts the

:11:56.:12:00.

ceasefire. The government is gambling on the fact the Americans

:12:01.:12:10.

can't... One of the basic elements in this particular deal between the

:12:11.:12:16.

Americans and Russians is the Americans will be able to convince

:12:17.:12:21.

the moderate armed rebels to cut the umbilical cord with the Al-Qaeda

:12:22.:12:27.

affiliation. There is an umbilical cord. The most affluent is one of

:12:28.:12:33.

the most effective armed groups against Assad. If they do separate,

:12:34.:12:43.

they will be left the mercy of the Assad regime. There are many ifs and

:12:44.:12:49.

question marks there are many unknown variables. John Kerry kept

:12:50.:13:00.

saying, we hope the combat is with play by the laws of the game. We

:13:01.:13:08.

know in the past five years and a half we have gone past all hope in

:13:09.:13:16.

Syria. Thank you very much for your time. Apologies for the dodgy line.

:13:17.:13:18.

Hillary Clinton says she regrets describing half the supporters

:13:19.:13:21.

of her Republican rival, Donald Trump, as belonging

:13:22.:13:23.

In a statement, the US Democratic presidential

:13:24.:13:31.

nominee said many were hard-working Americans who felt let down

:13:32.:13:33.

But she said she would continue to condemn bigotry

:13:34.:13:36.

Mr Trump's campaign manager had accused Mrs Clinton of insulting

:13:37.:13:40.

millions of Americans when she said that many of those backing her rival

:13:41.:13:44.

were racist, sexist, xenophobic and Islamophobic.

:13:45.:13:45.

British business has grown 'too fat and lazy' to fully

:13:46.:13:48.

exploit new markets abroad, according to the minister in charge

:13:49.:13:50.

of building new international economic links as Britain prepares

:13:51.:13:52.

Liam Fox's remarks have drawn heavy criticism.

:13:53.:13:55.

He also said some business executives would rather play golf

:13:56.:13:58.

Here's our Political Correspondent Alex Forsyth.

:13:59.:14:06.

Two months ago, he was given the job of promoting UK business across

:14:07.:14:10.

A Brexit backer, now in charge of negotiating trade deals.

:14:11.:14:15.

But at a Conservative drinks reception in Parliament,

:14:16.:14:18.

Liam Fox was recorded by a newspaper saying this -

:14:19.:14:23.

This country is not the free trading nation that it once was.

:14:24.:14:27.

We have become too lazy and too fat on our successes in previous

:14:28.:14:32.

Business, he said, should consider exporting an opportunity.

:14:33.:14:37.

Companies who could be contributing to our national prosperity

:14:38.:14:42.

but choose not to because it might be too difficult or

:14:43.:14:45.

too time-consuming, or that they can't play golf

:14:46.:14:48.

We've got be saying to them, if you want to share

:14:49.:14:52.

in the prosperity of our country you have a duty to contribute

:14:53.:14:55.

Himself no stranger to the golf course, his wing at UK business

:14:56.:15:02.

raised important points for some but also attracted anger.

:15:03.:15:06.

His comments about British business leaders sloping off to the golf

:15:07.:15:09.

course on a Friday afternoon are unhelpful and quite frankly,

:15:10.:15:14.

British business leaders work hard in developing their

:15:15.:15:17.

businesses, and innovating, and indeed trying to export.

:15:18.:15:21.

In his speech, Liam Fox did say he had never felt more confident

:15:22.:15:25.

or optimistic about the country's future.

:15:26.:15:27.

And in a statement today, a spokesman said Mr Fox,

:15:28.:15:30.

whose new department for International Trade is based

:15:31.:15:33.

here, was committed to supporting UK business

:15:34.:15:36.

so they could take advantage of the opportunities

:15:37.:15:39.

Nonetheless, his comments, which Downing Street said

:15:40.:15:44.

were his private opinions, are for some an unwelcome message

:15:45.:15:49.

to the world from the man whose job is to boost trade.

:15:50.:15:56.

Stay with us on BBC World News, still to come:

:15:57.:16:03.

A huge fire at a factory in Bangladesh kills at least 25 people.

:16:04.:17:13.

This is BBC World News Today. The latest headlines -

:17:14.:17:18.

The man who tried to assassinate President Reagan three

:17:19.:17:20.

and a half decades ago, has been released from

:17:21.:17:22.

John Hinckley's expected to return home to his elderly mother.

:17:23.:17:29.

Airstrikes on rebel held towns in Syria continue.

:17:30.:17:32.

Dozens of people are killed or wounded just two days ahead

:17:33.:17:35.

of the start of a US-Russia brokered ceasefire which is

:17:36.:17:38.

At least 25 people have been killed in Bangladesh in a huge fire

:17:39.:17:46.

was triggered by an explosion in a boiler room at

:17:47.:17:49.

It happened in a four-storey building in Tongi,

:17:50.:17:53.

a northern suburb of the capital Dhaka.

:17:54.:17:59.

Police said as many as 150 people were working

:18:00.:18:03.

The BBC's Akbar Hossain has been to the scene of the fire.

:18:04.:18:08.

He says the explosion destroyed the building within seconds.

:18:09.:18:11.

This factory is in a town located some 30 miles north of the capital.

:18:12.:18:16.

You can see the building collapsed immediately

:18:17.:18:19.

The boiler explosion took place in the early

:18:20.:18:25.

morning when the factory workers were working inside.

:18:26.:18:28.

It is not clear yet how many people are inside the

:18:29.:18:31.

But some sources said more than 100 factory workers were inside

:18:32.:18:37.

It was such a powerful explosion which

:18:38.:18:40.

Some local people thought it was, the vibrating

:18:41.:18:43.

was so powerful they thought it was a powerful earthquake.

:18:44.:18:45.

Immediately, they realised that a boiler

:18:46.:18:47.

explosion took place and the

:18:48.:18:49.

Many people are believed to be still trapped inside.

:18:50.:18:53.

I have talked to the relatives who are still searching for their near

:18:54.:18:57.

Some 100 firefighters have joined the rescue operation.

:18:58.:19:03.

Police also said after six hours, they have

:19:04.:19:06.

somehow successfully managed to control

:19:07.:19:09.

the fire but you can still

:19:10.:19:10.

see the flames going high up from the building and some

:19:11.:19:13.

It will take a few more hours to tackle the whole situation

:19:14.:19:18.

These factory workers, many people have

:19:19.:19:24.

been admitted to local hospitals and are being treated.

:19:25.:19:32.

Well, I spoke to MK Aaref, who is from the NGO SAFE

:19:33.:19:34.

It campaigns for better structural and fire safety

:19:35.:19:39.

He says the new regulations are focussed on the country's top

:19:40.:19:42.

revenue earning industry the textile sector.

:19:43.:19:53.

We focus on the biggest export industry which is the garment

:19:54.:20:03.

industry. Today's accident was, I am assuming it is the packaging

:20:04.:20:07.

industry, that is overlooked. The safety precautions in the garment

:20:08.:20:12.

industry was spearheaded by the European Union and the USA. Because

:20:13.:20:18.

of the consumer demand for safety things have improved drastically, I

:20:19.:20:22.

have to admit. Things have happened on the positive sense in the last

:20:23.:20:30.

three years for the better. The textile industries haven't been on

:20:31.:20:32.

board yet. There are two things going on. There is enough flaws in

:20:33.:20:38.

the book that ensure the safety of the factories but there isn't enough

:20:39.:20:44.

manpower to enforce, inspect and to make sure all the factories are in

:20:45.:20:52.

compliance. The second thing is, there is a lack of full political

:20:53.:20:56.

will, you might say, to enforce these laws to the book. The

:20:57.:21:01.

industrial sector and the private sector is quite strong over here.

:21:02.:21:07.

They do get away with a lot of lapses. In terms of maintenance it

:21:08.:21:11.

isn't a tradition we are used to yet. We build something, the fact

:21:12.:21:17.

these things have to be maintained and inspected, that is something we

:21:18.:21:19.

are just learning for the last couple of years. That is one sector

:21:20.:21:24.

that needs to be worked on and has to be enforced.

:21:25.:21:29.

Thank you. Day three of the Paralympic games as well and truly

:21:30.:21:42.

underway in real. China said Tip of the medal table with Great Britain

:21:43.:21:46.

second on 29. Para triathlon made its debut. Andrew Lewis won the

:21:47.:22:00.

inaugural event. The 33-year-old means he has a hat-trick of major

:22:01.:22:04.

titles. He's ready world and champion.

:22:05.:22:09.

Brazilian poster boy will be in action in the next hour. He is

:22:10.:22:14.

competing in nine events in what is his third Olympics. He will be

:22:15.:22:23.

racing in the butterfly final. Also the next hour, phenomenal athletes,

:22:24.:22:29.

Dame Sarah Storey goes in the velodrome. She won 12 gold medal on

:22:30.:22:34.

the opening day of the games. She was a swimmer before she became a

:22:35.:22:37.

cyclist with five of her tally coming of the pool. She goes in the

:22:38.:22:45.

time trial final. The football, in the Manchester derby, it was city

:22:46.:22:50.

who took the points against United winning 2-1. Manchester City sit top

:22:51.:22:54.

of the Premier League table maintaining their 100% winning

:22:55.:22:59.

start. It is the first Manchester derby for Jersey mourinho and Pep

:23:00.:23:07.

Guardiola. The Portuguese manager admitted his side didn't make it. We

:23:08.:23:15.

were below the level. To play these matches you have to be completely

:23:16.:23:20.

ready to do it in terms of the speed of your sinking, the

:23:21.:23:26.

decision-making. We had a few players who were not at that level.

:23:27.:23:31.

We lost easy bowls, we left them press us. We made mistakes. We paid

:23:32.:23:39.

for those mistakes. We are happy for the Victor D. I

:23:40.:23:45.

think the spectators around the world enjoy it because the game was

:23:46.:23:51.

open until the end. We were better. They pushed a lot in the second half

:23:52.:23:56.

and it was more difficult. But when they opened the game we had them

:23:57.:24:08.

counterattacks. For us, when we go to old Trafford, won the best

:24:09.:24:10.

stadiums in the world and the game it is good.

:24:11.:24:15.

Liverpool were impressive in their first home game of the season

:24:16.:24:19.

beating reigning champions Leicester at Anfield, 4-1. Adam Lallana's

:24:20.:24:26.

goal, the pick of the bunch. We had to come here early to watch is

:24:27.:24:29.

because it is so impressive. It is so different to the stand before. We

:24:30.:24:34.

came here on Thursday first training. Tonight, we wanted to be

:24:35.:24:45.

the reason people are enjoying it. It was a very tough game against a

:24:46.:24:56.

tough opponent. It was a good game. Elsewhere, a late penalty helped

:24:57.:25:01.

Arsenal to a 2- Win against Southampton. Tottenham were

:25:02.:25:04.

comfortable winners at Stoke, Watford came from behind to beat

:25:05.:25:08.

West Ham 4-2. It has been derby day in Scotland as

:25:09.:25:12.

well as Rangers face Celtic in the league for the first time in four

:25:13.:25:16.

years following their promotion to the Scottish Premiership. They were

:25:17.:25:20.

beaten 5-1 at Celtic Park as the hosts made its four out of four this

:25:21.:25:25.

season. Hearts were 3- winners over Hamilton and move second. Aberdeen

:25:26.:25:32.

drew 1-1 with Inverness. That is all the sports for now.

:25:33.:25:34.

Just before we go, how's this for a bit of bad parking?

:25:35.:25:37.

The man who tried to assassinate the US President Ronald Reagan

:25:38.:25:41.

35 years ago has been released from a psychiatric hospital.

:25:42.:25:44.

John Hinckley Junior was found not guilty by reason of insanity

:25:45.:25:47.

In July, a federal judge ruled that he is not a danger

:25:48.:25:52.

From me and the rest of the team, goodbye.

:25:53.:26:12.

The West has fed bestial sunshine but

:26:13.:26:13.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS