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This is BBC World News Today, broadcasting in the UK
The Headlines; hopes are dashed for the thousands waiting
It's another freezing night as a deal to send buses to fetch
rebels and civilians is again put on hold.
But there are now hopes of a deal at the United Nations to send
Gunmen in Jordan carry out a series of attacks
in the historic town of Karak, killing at least ten people.
Poland's political crisis shows no sign of ending -
And Real Madrid come out on top, winning football's Club World Cup
for the second time in three years.
Thousands of people in rebel-held areas of Aleppo are enduring another
night of freezing conditions - after plans to evacuate them
Buses appeared at the crossing point in western Aleppo but that's as far
The failure of a simultaneous evacuation of government
supporters elsewhere - may have contributed.
In New York, the UN Security Council has met to discuss
a monitoring mission for the evacuation -
and there are reports that a compromise has been reached.
With the situation in Eastern Aleppo increasingly
desperate, looking after the frail and wounded is becoming
With more, here's our correspondent Quentin Sommerville
If only the ceasefire in Aleppo hadn't collapsed,
then this might never have needed to happen.
They are doing the best they can here, but this hospital
There are none left in eastern Aleppo, so nurses
TRANSLATION: The child has a birth defect.
We immediately brought the mother here to the operating
room for a Caesarean, which we are doing now.
The mother is in a bad way and her baby boy even worse.
But everyone here is at their wits end.
TRANSLATION: As soon as the patient arrived,
I told the Red Cross that the patient needed emergency
surgery but there was no answer because the evacuation
Some of the sick made it out of here on Thursday
After 24 hours, the ceasefire collapsed.
There are now 100 badly injured people trapped here.
He has been stuck here for three days, says this man.
We have tried to leave but they stopped us.
Rival factions attacked buses that were meant to free trapped sick
Only when they are freed will the regime allow convoys
And only after Aleppo's misery would you consider this salvation.
The buses that bring them are so crowded there
is no room for luggage, but here, there's relief.
TRANSLATION: Rockets, Russian jets and warplanes all bombing us,
We kept fleeing from one place to another.
There was hunger, poverty and sleeping in the streets.
This woman made it here with her twin girls.
The camp may be crowded but here the sisters can breathe again.
TRANSLATION: It is better than it was in Aleppo,
We have new friends walking and playing together.
There was a food shortage back there.
We hated life but here we are eating biscuits and everything.
Every minute and every hour of the ceasefire that is lost,
is another moment of life denied to the children of Aleppo.
Well, in New York the Security Council is discussing
resolution on UN Monitoring of these evacuations - let's
go to Gary O'Donoghue who is in Washington for us.
There appears to be movement on this. What more can you tell us?
They had about three hours inside the Security Council behind closed
doors discussing a French proposal to put monitors, UN monitors on the
ground to ensure people could get onto these buses and get out of
eastern Aleppo safely. That was opposed by the Russians initially.
We felt there was going to be a stand-off effectively. After that
three hours they seem to have emerged saying they have some sort
of compromise resolution they are going to vote on tomorrow or Monday
morning at 9am local time in New York. So that does give a glimmer of
hope that there may be some kind of oversight of what is actually
happening to those civilians in eastern Aleppo. We don't know the
detail of how it will work but the US ambassador Samantha Power did say
that she could envisage some of those monitors being on the buses
when they were moving out of those areas. The question will be the
extent to which the Syrian government will have control over
how that works. That's something that was a stumbling block for
Russians initially. We know that evacuations have been halted for the
time being. Is it the case that we are waiting for a decision from the
Security Council for the evacuations to continue? I think it's more
complex than that in the sense that part of the reason the evacuations
stopped from eastern Aleppo is because of what happened in these
other Shia villages west of Aleppo where these buses were allegedly
burned that were meant to be taking Shia members of those villages out
of the area surrounded by the rebels. The government was very keen
to make that part of the whole deal. There was a lot of anger because of
the sabotage of those buses. That's why to some degree the halt was
called to the evacuation in eastern Aleppo. Big concern from the
international community is while there is not anybody around to check
what's going on and that there could be war crimes committed, there could
be massacres. People have talked about not having another Srebrenica,
you remember when those civilians were killed in Bosnia in 1995. So
that's the concern. So time is of the essence. There are UN people in
the vicinity. Samantha Power talking about re-purpose and those people to
be monitors. We don't know how quickly they can be in place to get
this effort moving. And temperatures are plummeting. Without shelter that
is the real potential for it, and evermore escalating humanitarian
crisis in the area. Thank you for that update.
In neighbouring Jordan officials say at least nine people
have been killed - including one Canadian
a series of attacks in the historic city of Karak.
They targeted two police patrols in separate attacks,
while gunmen also opened fire at the ancient Crusader castle.
Armoured personnel carriers racing through the streets of Karak.
They are responding to a series of shootings in and around
The security forces desperately tried to establish
There is panic, confusion and more gunshots.
This amateur footage shows police and special forces closing
in on the gunmen who have now taken refuge in the Crusader Castle
and are still firing on those around them.
The medieval citadel draws tourists from around the world,
and there were initial unconfirmed reports that some had
Others were able to get out as the battle raged around them.
This is where most of the casualties were found.
All were Jordanian except for one Canadian woman who was killed.
Tonight, the city appears calm although it is unclear
There will be relief the attack is contained but it will be another
blow to Jordan's reputation as a sea of calm in a region of crisis.
A look at some more top stories this hour.
The Islamic State group says it was behind a suicide attack
in Yemen which left at least 40 soldiers dead.
They were queueing to collect their pay -
The head of security in the city is reported to have resigned.
It follows the killing of 50 soldiers in a similar
Government troops in Myanmar have taken a key position from the rebel
Both the military and the insurgents suffered heavy casualties amidst
intense fighting to retake the Gidon outpost.
Four US senators are calling for the setting-up of a panel
to investigate allegations of Russian hacking.
The US government has claimed that Russia,
as well as other foreign countries, were involved in cyber attacks
designed to influence the outcome of the US election.
Opponents of the Polish government have been staging a third day
of protests in the capital, Warsaw over the government's plans
to restrict journalists' access to parliament.
Demonstrators gathered outside the constitutional court
today, while opposition MPs continued their sit-in
A short time ago I spoke to Yarlsaw Vordowcheg,
the President of the Press Club in Poland, from Warsaw.
The truth is that the speaker of the lower house is not liking
He didn't make, when he started a year ago, until now, even
The government is saying it is not unusual to accredit
journalists in this way across Europe.
I don't, of course not because they give as an example
The European Parliament is very liberal.
Of course nobody can enter the Parliament room,
either in Poland or in Brussels but it's easy access
to all European Parliament members and now we've got easy access
Yesterday night we met with the speaker of the Senate,
and we will continue talks tomorrow at noon, Warsaw time.
He declared that they will not change the rules
This is the result of the mass protests we organised,
over 30 of the largest media outlets, Friday, under
The protest today, without politicians,
we had no politicians in printed press, radio and television, empty,
blank pages and the blank screens sometimes on television stations
How much is the Polish public actually paying
attention to these protests, given that the government,
The government is very popular and has so many people
against the government and people who are pro.
In the afternoon, after a few hours of our journalist protests,
which is not political, this is only about the access
to information and the freedom of speech, the opposition blocked
the Parliament, saying we want to support journalists,
and then people went onto the streets and said
I'm very suspicious when politicians are supporting journalists.
And I'm very suspicious especially when today,
the opposition and yesterday, the governing party
That was the President of the Polish Press Club,
Stay with us on BBC News, still to come:
Britain's Prince Harry - his life and charitable work
in Africa is captured in a new documentary.
The signatures took only three minutes but brought a formal end to
three and a half years of conflict that has claimed more than 100,000
lives. The former leaders put their names to the peace agreement.
The Rimini and border was sealed and silent today. Romania has cut itself
off from the outside world in order to prevent the details of the
presumed massacre from leaking out. From sex at the White House to a
trial for his political life. The Lewinsky affair tonight guaranteed
Bill Clinton his place in history as only the second ever president to be
impeached. Thousands of people are holding out
in freezing temperatures in Eastern Aleppo as attempts
to resume their evacuation fail. Gunmen in Jordan carry
out a series of attacks in the historic town of Karak,
killing at least ten people. While investigations continue
into last Sunday's explosion at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo,
families of the victims Twenty-four people were killed,
most were women and children. The Egyptian president has
blamed a suicide bomber, Mahmoud Shafiq, alleged
perpetrator of the Church He was sentenced to two years
in prison earlier this year. He was convicted of belonging
to the Muslim Brotherhood and of But he fled the village
before the verdict. Outside his family home,
journalists waited for hours hoping The only interview she gave was to a
local newspaper. I couldn't tell if it was a local or
international number. He does not talk much. He knows our calls could
be recorded by the police. I don't believe he was a suicide attacker.
Maybe somebody did it in his name. The explosion, which killed
and injured dozens of Christians, was claimed by the so-called Islamic
State. It is hard to verify
it was Mahmoud who did it. The suicide bomber walked
through this door to blow himself We can still see stains of blood
covering the ground and the pews. The blast did not only cause severe
damage to this place, He lost his dad and she lost her
husband, the church guard. Nothing is left of him but a mobile
phone with his pictures on it. TRANSLATION: Every morning,
the boy asks me, where is my dad? People like her are now having
to rebuild their lives, but picking up the pieces after such
a tragedy will not be easy. A Philippine senator who's
calling for the impeachment of President Rodrigo Duterte,
has told the BBC she fears for her life -
but won't be silenced. Leila de Lima, a former
justice minister, said she'd taken on extra security
since she began criticising This is what Ms De
Lima told BBC News. I certainly believe that he is a
killer. He admitted it. Of course his defenders, his spokesperson will
try to explain it away by saying it's just part of his bravado and
probably just a joke. We've had enough of those so-called jokes.
Such acts are impeachable. Let's call a spade a spade. That is a high
crime, committing mass murders. And mass murderers do not only pertain
to victims of the death squad but also current victims of the current
so-called war on drugs. There are real security threats against me. Of
course I take extra security measures, I have my own security
compliment. But I cannot be cowed into doing and saying what I don't
want to do and say. Manchester City put their recent
problems behind them, moving up to second place
in the Premier League table after beating
Arsenal 2-1 at the Etihad. City had
to come from behind. It was Raheem Stirling
who scored their winner 20 minutes from time,
but earlier Theo Walcott had opened the scoring for Arsenal
after just five minutes. City are now seven points behind
league leaders Chelsea. Of course, it was quite
similar to Chelsea. With Chelsea, we didn't
win, and today we did. We have problems with
important players not That is very difficult to accept
in a game like that. I believe there is a lot going
on the moment that is not serious. It is unbelievable,
but every time the decisions go against
you, and unilaterally. Spurs are now only a point behind
Arsenal, in fifth place. They beat Burnley 2-1
at White Hart Lane. Like Manchester City,
Spurs also had to come from behind. Danny Rose scored the winner
20 minutes from time. Earlier Ashley Barnes had given
Burnley the lead before Dele Alli I think always the Premier League
is hard to win games. Today we knew that Burnley is a team
that fight a lot, run a lot, every ball, they
are ready to challenge. I think the team played
in a very good way. I think that we fully deserved
in the end the victory and I am pleased with that because it
was a difficult win. And in the other Premier League
match, Southampton won They were 3-1 winners
at Bournemouth. Elsehwere, Real Madrid have
won the Club World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo scored
a hat-trick as they beat Japan's Kashima Antlers 4-2
in extra time. After Karim Benzema had put
Real ahead early on, Gaku Shibasaki equalised
just before the break. And then the Antlers went ahead
with this fine strike. The J-League champions,
who only qualified as hosts, seemed on the verge of the biggest
shock in the history But Ronaldo equalised
with a penalty before putting his side in
front in extra-time. He then
added his third on the night and the Spanish club's fourth
to secure the championship. It's Real's second World Club
title in three years. England's hope of a consolation
victory in the fifth and final test India batted all the way
through the third day That's 86 behind England's
first innings score, with Rahul falling just one run
short of a double century. On Day 4 of the first Test
between Australia and Pakistan at the Gabba in Brisbane,
Asad Shafiq scored an unbeaten century as Pakistan chased
a daunting 490 runs to win. They began the penultimate
day on 70-2 and reached Scotland's John Higgins and Marco Fu
of Hong Kong are into final session Fu is 8-4 up, he needs just
one more for victory. Prince Harry has been speaking
frankly about his royal life. at a young age made him
question his position, but that he now views life "very,
very differently". Prince Harry looks in his
element as he helps out in a centre teaching life skills
to young people affected by HIV. It is run by a charity
he co-founded ten years ago in the small southern
African state of Lesotho. Sentebale have helped
more than 21,000 people, And Harry's clearly
passionate about its work. HIV/Aids is the number one killer
of adolescents across sub-Saharan You have a bunch of kids
who have no idea about HIV. They are not allowed
to talk about it. And now that we have the drugs and
pills to be able to give these kids a healthy, happy,
long life, yet we're not educating them or empowering
them to make their own decisions. Harry first visited Africa in 1997,
not long after his mother's death and he says he still feels
a connection to the continent. I think the first time that I went
to Africa, I was tiny. I think I went with my dad
to a Spice Girl concert Not only have I found that escape
but I have found a way to try and use the name and
the position for good. In recent weeks, Harry's
relationship with actress placed him firmly in the media
spotlight once again. He says, in the past,
he resented his position and wanted to bury his head
in the sand. Now, though, he's excited to be able
to use his profile to help A rare Asian elephant calf has been
born at Chester Zoo. was born to 12-year-old mother
Sundara after a 22-month gestation. She's the 19th elephant to be born
at the zoo in its 85-year history. Keepers say both mother
and daughter were doing well. Asian elephants are officially
listed as endangered, and calves are born
into captivity in the UK only From me and the rest
of the team, goodbye. Hello. Looks like the Christmas
weather will be more windy than white and next weekend will be very
different from this