24/12/2016 World News Today


24/12/2016

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 24/12/2016. 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 Karin Giannone The Headlines Tunisia says it's uncovered

:00:08.:00:10.

a terrorist cell linked to the Berlin Christmas

:00:11.:00:15.

A nephew of Anis Amri was among one of the three men arrested

:00:16.:00:32.

Benjamin Netanyhu orders a review of Israel's relationship

:00:33.:00:34.

with with the United Nations after a vote condemning

:00:35.:00:36.

Security forces in Tunisia say they've arrested three members

:00:37.:01:11.

of a terrorist cell linked to Anis Amri, the Tunisian

:01:12.:01:14.

who killed 12 people by driving a lorry into a Christmas market

:01:15.:01:17.

The interior ministry said one of those detained was Amri's nephew.

:01:18.:01:20.

24-year-old Anis Amri was shot dead by police in Milan in the early

:01:21.:01:23.

This is Anis Amri, the man suspected of being behind the attack on a

:01:24.:01:43.

Berlin Christmas market. And now, authorities across Europe and the

:01:44.:01:46.

Middle East are trying to piece together his extremist connections.

:01:47.:01:58.

Now a clearer picture of his network is emerging.

:01:59.:02:00.

Officials in Tunis say he was connected to a militant cell,

:02:01.:02:03.

Amri is thought to have sent his nephew money

:02:04.:02:08.

The nephew's now in custody in Tunisia.

:02:09.:02:12.

The Spanish authorities are investigating whether Amri may have

:02:13.:02:20.

In Tunis today, hundreds of people took to the streets

:02:21.:02:30.

They gathered outside the Bardo Museum, which was attacked

:02:31.:02:33.

In recent years around five and a half thousand Tunisians have

:02:34.:02:40.

joined jihadist groups, making the country one

:02:41.:02:42.

of the largest exporters of militants in the region.

:02:43.:02:49.

TRANSLATION: The terrorists damage the image of Tunisia in the world,

:02:50.:02:52.

and have harmed the expats who are living abroad.

:02:53.:02:54.

TRANSLATION: Our message is from the heart, it is a panic

:02:55.:02:57.

wave, and you need to understand, Tunisians are afraid,

:02:58.:02:59.

Shot dead in an exchange of fire with the police

:03:00.:03:12.

And the hunt for more clues about the attacker goes on.

:03:13.:03:26.

What began as a horrific attack here in Germany has become

:03:27.:03:28.

an investigation spanning Europe and beyond.

:03:29.:03:31.

German investigators want to know if he had supporters here,

:03:32.:03:33.

people who may have helped him planned the attack and his escape.

:03:34.:03:36.

As the city turns down to Christmas, the authorities are still at work.

:03:37.:03:39.

So following the arrests in Tunisia, are the suspects now likely to be

:03:40.:03:52.

The BBC's Rana Javad is in the capital Tunis.

:03:53.:04:01.

It is highly unlikely they will be extradited. I did speak to an

:04:02.:04:07.

official at the foreign ministry earlier asking if there was any

:04:08.:04:11.

request from the German authorities in that regard and he said so far,

:04:12.:04:16.

no request. But in any case, this matter will be handled internally

:04:17.:04:21.

here with Aran investigations and he also said there is no hesitation on

:04:22.:04:27.

the Tunisian parts to cooperate fully with the German authorities,

:04:28.:04:30.

but given the information that has so far been made available to us

:04:31.:04:34.

from the Interior Ministry, it does not seem to suggest that this attack

:04:35.:04:41.

was something necessarily planned from here, but rather that Anis Amri

:04:42.:04:50.

tried to recruit his own nephew in recent months and succeeded in doing

:04:51.:04:55.

so if all of the stamens we've gotten so far are accurate, as well

:04:56.:05:00.

as to whether people links to him here as well.

:05:01.:05:11.

Israel's re-evaluating all of its contacts

:05:12.:05:13.

with the United Nations, including its funding UN

:05:14.:05:15.

institutions and the presence of UN representatives in Israel.

:05:16.:05:17.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the announcement a day

:05:18.:05:19.

after the UN Security Council passed a resolution demanding a halt

:05:20.:05:22.

to Israeli settlement-building on occupied Palestinian land.

:05:23.:05:23.

praised US President-elect Donald Trump,

:05:24.:05:25.

who's suggested he will reverse America's position on the issue

:05:26.:05:27.

at the UN, which allowed the resolution to pass.>

:05:28.:05:44.

TRANSLATION: We are entering a new era and as President-elect Trump

:05:45.:05:50.

said yesterday, this is going to be much quicker than people think.

:05:51.:05:58.

The passing of the resolution has been celebrated by Palestinians,

:05:59.:06:01.

as our Middle East Correspondent, Yolande Knell explains.

:06:02.:06:04.

Here in Bethlehem, there is the festive mood, for many Palestinians

:06:05.:06:11.

feel they have bigger reason to celebrate after this UN Security

:06:12.:06:14.

Council resolution which said Israeli settlements are a fragrance

:06:15.:06:18.

violation of international law. It has been welcomed by over different

:06:19.:06:24.

political factions in Palestine and they are hoping it will strengthen

:06:25.:06:27.

their legal case when they pursue action against Israel in the

:06:28.:06:33.

international courts. For it's parts, is really officials have come

:06:34.:06:41.

out and said this is disgraceful and shameful a resolution and the

:06:42.:06:45.

Israeli Prime Minister has said he will not abide by its terms. There

:06:46.:06:50.

are more than 600,000 Israelis living in settlements in the

:06:51.:06:54.

occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem, that is on land that

:06:55.:07:01.

Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East War. And the US really feels

:07:02.:07:05.

that at the Security Council it was betrayed by his closest ally, the

:07:06.:07:10.

US, which usually uses its veto power to block any resolution

:07:11.:07:14.

critical of Israel. Now it is looking to President-elect Donald

:07:15.:07:18.

Trump for support and he has already come out on Twitter saying things

:07:19.:07:22.

will be different after January 20, which is of course when he takes

:07:23.:07:24.

office. The Nigerian president

:07:25.:07:31.

Muhammadu Buhari says the army has captured a key base of the Islamist

:07:32.:07:33.

militant group Boko Haram. The president said the group

:07:34.:07:40.

now had nowhere to hide after being forced out

:07:41.:07:42.

of what he called its last enclave. Boko Haram still stages suicide

:07:43.:07:45.

bombings in the northeast and in neighbouring

:07:46.:07:47.

Niger and Cameroon. Despite the progress, the Nigerian

:07:48.:07:59.

Government still has some way to go before victory over Boko Haram is

:08:00.:08:02.

achieved. We have to recognise this comes in a long line of quite strong

:08:03.:08:08.

statements from the president about Boko Haram. A year ago or so he told

:08:09.:08:11.

the BBC that the war against the militant group was technically one

:08:12.:08:15.

and the Government had one at that war and yet, in that past year, we

:08:16.:08:20.

have seen suicide bomb attacks and other attacks by Boko Haram. What is

:08:21.:08:24.

clear is the militant group have lost an awful lot of territory and

:08:25.:08:28.

do not control big towns. It seems according to the President's

:08:29.:08:31.

statement that they may have lost their territory in the north-east of

:08:32.:08:37.

the country. But the group's tactics have changed and they've become an

:08:38.:08:41.

organisation that uses more suicide attacks and sneak attacks rather

:08:42.:08:46.

than old and territory. So it would be premature to say that Boko Haram

:08:47.:08:51.

was finished, they still operate in Chad and regional countries, too. It

:08:52.:08:55.

was also striking that the president referred to new efforts to get the

:08:56.:09:01.

release of the schoolgirls who were taken over two years ago and around

:09:02.:09:07.

200 of them are still believed to be in captivity of Boko Haram. He did

:09:08.:09:13.

not say we have taken them back from this camp, it had been assumed

:09:14.:09:17.

they'd been captured. So the implication would be they do not

:09:18.:09:20.

know exactly where the girls are and I would also imply that Boko Haram

:09:21.:09:26.

is still in places in Nigeria or in neighbouring countries where the

:09:27.:09:28.

Nigerian Government cannot get to them. So the war is definitely not

:09:29.:09:33.

over, but the Government at least, the Nigerian Government, is saying

:09:34.:09:35.

this is a major step forward in that war. Reports from Congo said talks

:09:36.:09:46.

of the deal Senate President leaving power at the end of next year I'll

:09:47.:09:49.

close to agreement. The president has refused to step down even though

:09:50.:09:52.

his term of office has expired. Under the proposed agreement, a new

:09:53.:09:56.

Prime Minister will be chosen from the opposition and elections would

:09:57.:09:59.

be held next year. Temperatures in the North Pole could be up to 20

:10:00.:10:03.

degrees higher than average today in what scientists say is a

:10:04.:10:07.

record-breaking heatwave. They say an air temperature of just below

:10:08.:10:11.

freezing instead of the usual level of around -30 is preventing ice from

:10:12.:10:19.

forming. Researchers say the unseasonably warm weather patterns

:10:20.:10:21.

have a direct link to man-made climate change. Actress Carrie

:10:22.:10:24.

Fisher is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a

:10:25.:10:27.

heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She is best known

:10:28.:10:31.

for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. Miss Fisher who is

:10:32.:10:36.

60 was flying back after finishing a tour to promote her autobiography.

:10:37.:10:46.

Rick Parfitt has died in Spain at the age of 68. He was being treated

:10:47.:10:55.

in hospital for a severe infection. He was still recovering from a heart

:10:56.:10:57.

attack he suffered earlier this summer.

:10:58.:11:06.

I've got to where I wanted to go, to become a pop star or a rock star.

:11:07.:11:24.

To Status Quo fans he was easy to spot, the bobbing blond head.

:11:25.:11:27.

He was responsible for some of rock music's greatest riffs.

:11:28.:11:29.

From 1972 there was a Status Quo album in the top ten

:11:30.:11:37.

Rick Parfitt met Francis Rossi when they were teenagers.

:11:38.:11:45.

Their first single was a bit of 60s psychedelia.

:11:46.:11:53.

But their passion was something a bit more raw.

:11:54.:11:57.

All our records sound alike, of course they do,

:11:58.:12:06.

They are going to sound like us, who are we supposed to sound like?

:12:07.:12:11.

As soon as I had the idea, I couldn't think of anyone better.

:12:12.:12:18.

MUSIC: "Rockin' All Over the World" by Status Quo.

:12:19.:12:31.

When it came to sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll,

:12:32.:12:33.

This riff arose from the consequence of a huge dose of amphetamines.

:12:34.:12:40.

Good night, Rick, see you in the morning!

:12:41.:12:46.

I came back in the morning and he was there.

:12:47.:13:00.

He has a particular type of woman, blondes!

:13:01.:13:15.

Even when he was recovering from heart surgery he was still

:13:16.:13:18.

When it came to turning rock into hit songs,

:13:19.:13:30.

Pope Francis 's lead in the Catholic Church by celebrating Mass at Saint

:13:31.:13:59.

Peter 's Basilica in the Vatican. There he is. David, the first major

:14:00.:14:07.

event of the Christmas season for the Pope? Yes, and there is heavy

:14:08.:14:16.

security in the Vatican. There are policemen and soldiers stationed

:14:17.:14:20.

every few hundred yards, so the crowds attending tonight's midnight

:14:21.:14:28.

mass inside Saint Peter's Basilica have had to pass through metal

:14:29.:14:34.

detectors. There's a general sense of insecurity I think here in Italy

:14:35.:14:41.

after the attacks in Berlin and the shooting of the main suspect up in

:14:42.:14:49.

Milan. The Pope at is just making his money, his first public

:14:50.:14:55.

appearance during the Christmas holiday. And he is talking about the

:14:56.:15:05.

necessity for Christians to humble themselves before Christ and he is

:15:06.:15:13.

saying that in the world today, if you look around, there are many

:15:14.:15:22.

children are suffering in ways that defied dignity. It talks about

:15:23.:15:31.

children suffering in ships with other migrants cross in the

:15:32.:15:34.

Mediterranean. Children who are hungry and have been trying to

:15:35.:15:39.

shelter from the bonds in Aleppo. -- the bonds. I think it is a muted

:15:40.:15:47.

Christmas message, nonetheless though, it is... David, I am afraid

:15:48.:16:01.

we are losing sound there. Apologies for this. Thank you from David and

:16:02.:16:09.

you can see what is going on in Saint Peter's Basilica. Pope Francis

:16:10.:16:17.

celebrating Christmas Eve Mass. Stay with us. Still to come. We meet the

:16:18.:16:22.

French oyster farmers using a high-tech solution to stop thieves

:16:23.:16:23.

from stealing their catch. The Queen's granddaughter

:16:24.:16:30.

Zara Tindall and her husband Mike The couple announced

:16:31.:16:32.

they were expecting their In a statement the spokeswoman said:

:16:33.:16:39.

"Very sadly, Zara and Mike Tindall At this difficult time,

:16:40.:16:43.

we ask that everyone Buckingham Palace last thing it is a

:16:44.:16:55.

private matter. Zara was always an ambiguous situation. Although she is

:16:56.:17:00.

the Queen's granddaughter, neither she nor her husband are members of

:17:01.:17:03.

the working royal family. They both carved out distinguished careers in

:17:04.:17:08.

their respective sporting fields. They married in 2011 and have one

:17:09.:17:12.

daughter who will be three next month. This pregnancy announced a

:17:13.:17:17.

month ago, and it was thought this baby would have been born in the

:17:18.:17:20.

spring, so it is thought that she would have been around four months

:17:21.:17:26.

pregnant. No medical risk to her, but as you say, very sad for both of

:17:27.:17:36.

them. You're watching BBC world News today. The latest headlines. Tunisia

:17:37.:17:40.

says it has uncovered a terror selling to the Berlin Christmas

:17:41.:17:41.

market attacker, Anis Amri. orders a review of Israel's contacts

:17:42.:17:53.

with the United Nations, after a resolution demanded a halt

:17:54.:17:55.

to Israeli settlement-building Fatima is a child of war. All three

:17:56.:18:26.

years old, she is to understand why her countrymen have turned their

:18:27.:18:28.

guns on each other the knots too young to bear the scars. She was

:18:29.:18:32.

seven years old when a tank shell tore through her home in

:18:33.:18:35.

north-western Syria. The final followed cripple the right hand,

:18:36.:18:38.

legs and vocal cords. 60% of her body was burnt. Her father went from

:18:39.:18:43.

hospital to hospital, pleading for doctors to save her life. Bred

:18:44.:18:49.

TRANSLATION: One hospital suggested giving her a lethal injection. They

:18:50.:18:53.

said Burns were too severe and that she be disabled for life. Now, when

:18:54.:19:00.

I look, I thank God she is alive and she makes us feel happy just by

:19:01.:19:09.

Cinco. -- just by seeing her. German surgeon heard the story and decided

:19:10.:19:15.

it could have a happy ending. She was instrumental in bringing Fatima

:19:16.:19:17.

and her friend -- family to Germany. She is damage treated. It is a huge

:19:18.:19:26.

challenge to operate on a child that is very underweight. She has the

:19:27.:19:29.

weight of a one-year-old. But we cannot wait much longer, because we

:19:30.:19:35.

want to walk as soon as possible. The doctors they have decades of

:19:36.:19:38.

experience, but even for them, this is not an everyday operation. The

:19:39.:19:43.

surgeons are conducting several procedures today. They want is to

:19:44.:19:47.

heal some of the scars of Fatima's face and test to see if they can

:19:48.:19:51.

help her hair grow again. But the main aim is to help her walk again

:19:52.:19:54.

and they are correcting her feet and using steel pins to keep them in

:19:55.:19:59.

place. If all goes well, they hope she can walk after three months.

:20:00.:20:05.

Three hours later, the operation is finished. Doctors say it will be

:20:06.:20:10.

sometime before they can determine whether it was success or not. It is

:20:11.:20:17.

not only if the mechanics are corrected, but also the psychology

:20:18.:20:20.

of being able to stand on her feet and climate and use her feet and

:20:21.:20:31.

start walking. So we don't know yet. For now, Fatima's wombs have been

:20:32.:20:35.

reopened. Her mother hopes that tears are worth it.

:20:36.:20:41.

TRANSLATION: We will walk together, God willing. And I hope she will be

:20:42.:20:46.

in the best position. She has suffered so much as a child. Fatima

:20:47.:20:53.

will remain in hospital for many weeks. She will receive

:20:54.:20:55.

physiotherapy and psychological support and Doctor soaps operate on

:20:56.:21:00.

her again in January. There will be more pain ahead, but the worst is

:21:01.:21:11.

now over. You may have heard of sheep rustling cattle rustling, but

:21:12.:21:15.

how about oyster rustling? In France every year, as the festive season

:21:16.:21:18.

gets underway, oyster farms on the coast are increasingly the target of

:21:19.:21:22.

thieves trying to cash in on the lucrative Christmas market. But help

:21:23.:21:27.

is at hand thanks to a new secret electronic oyster that act as a

:21:28.:21:34.

tracking device if it is moved. Every year at Christmas time, the

:21:35.:21:38.

French shell out millions of euros on seafood. And every year here, the

:21:39.:21:44.

farm shop does a thriving trade. But there is a downside to the booming

:21:45.:21:49.

oyster beds as demand goes up, so do prices and so does the temptation

:21:50.:21:55.

for oyster poaching. Oyster rustling at Christmas time in France is no

:21:56.:22:00.

laughing matter. Every year, tonnes of oysters are being stolen by

:22:01.:22:03.

unscrupulous operators and oyster growers have to spend a fortune of

:22:04.:22:09.

their own on security and night time patrols and cameras. At the nearby

:22:10.:22:15.

town there is a high-tech hub where they may have another answer.

:22:16.:22:19.

Scientists say have devised a kind of spy in the sea. This succulent

:22:20.:22:26.

thing has valves of the electronic kind. It sits with the real oysters

:22:27.:22:30.

and if they are unexpectedly taken off in the back of a truck, it sends

:22:31.:22:38.

out an alarm. They have a motion detector. The battery and a GPS

:22:39.:22:43.

process are in there. If there is a movement on the process is wakened

:22:44.:22:47.

and it sets the GPS position to your mobile phone. It can stay in water

:22:48.:22:57.

for up to two years. Being indistinguishable from the rest of

:22:58.:23:01.

the by, the Beacon will not be seen by the poacher. Here they fear

:23:02.:23:06.

night-time raids and at low tide, with a team of thieves and a truck,

:23:07.:23:09.

it would not take more than an hour to lift the terms of oysters that

:23:10.:23:13.

idea, especially if they know what they are doing. Oddly enough, the

:23:14.:23:18.

culprits are thought to be mainly other oyster growers.

:23:19.:23:24.

TRANSLATION: The problem is that orders for Christmas are made by

:23:25.:23:28.

wholesalers are very early in the year, but later, when some growers

:23:29.:23:31.

realise they are not going to be able to fulfil their orders, the

:23:32.:23:34.

easy solution for them is to steal oysters from their neighbours. There

:23:35.:23:39.

is a small amount of petty theft, it is true, but that is a side issue.

:23:40.:23:44.

Petty thieves cannot make off with five tonnes. There is one downside,

:23:45.:23:49.

of course, somewhere in here, there is a secret sleeper. Who is going to

:23:50.:23:57.

crunch into that for the Christmas lunch? President Obama has delivered

:23:58.:24:06.

his final Christmas message from the White House. Sitting alongside his

:24:07.:24:09.

wife Michelle, he said it had been an honour to serve as America's

:24:10.:24:10.

president. One of the best parts of the holiday

:24:11.:24:15.

season is spending time with the special people in your life

:24:16.:24:19.

and for me that means getting some help from my best

:24:20.:24:22.

friend for our annual Given how our first Christmas

:24:23.:24:25.

weekly address went, This is our first Christmas

:24:26.:24:28.

in the White House and... All right, you got

:24:29.:24:34.

to get it together. You are going to have

:24:35.:24:47.

to pull it together, Potus. Celebrating the holidays

:24:48.:24:50.

in the White House over these past eight years has been

:24:51.:24:52.

a true privilege. We've been able to welcome over

:24:53.:24:54.

half a million guests, our outstanding pastry chefs have

:24:55.:24:56.

baked 200,000 holiday cookies. And Barack has treated

:24:57.:24:58.

the American people Although a few got

:24:59.:25:02.

a frosty reception. We wish you and your family

:25:03.:25:15.

a happy and healthy 2017. Pope Francis is celebrating

:25:16.:25:37.

Christmas eve Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica. It is very busy and we

:25:38.:25:40.

have heard that this is the first major event of the Christmas season

:25:41.:25:47.

for Pope Francis. Of course there is his nude blessing on Christmas Day.

:25:48.:25:49.

Let us

:25:50.:25:50.

Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS