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This is BBC World News Today broadcasting in the UK and around
the world. I'm Alpa Patel. The headlines: Details emerge about the
man shot dead at a Paris airport after he attacked a military patrol.
The 39-year-old had a long criminal record and authorities believe he
was radicalised in prison. TRANSLATION: He told the soldiers,
drop your weapons and put your hands on your heads, I'm here to die for
Allah. There will be deaths. Dramatic footage from Peru as
mudslides and flash floods don't bring chaos and destruction.
G20 Finance Ministers abandon a commitment to free trade in the face
of opposition from the Trump administration. And, the world's
healthiest hearts are found among hunter gatherers in Bolivia, so what
can we learn about their lifestyle? Welcome to the programme. We begin
in France where a man was shot dead after trying to seize a soldier's
weapon at Oryl Airport in Paris. It's emerged that the suspect had
been involved in another shooting earlier in the day -- Orly. The man
later stole a car and made his way to Orly, France's second airport
near Paris. Officials say he was known to to have Islamic leanings.
Paris has got used to seeing security forces everywhere.
At one of the capital's most protected sites today, an attack on
As passengers queued for early-morning flights, a
39-year-old man from Paris's northern suburbs wrestled a female
soldier to the ground and tried to grab her weapon.
Before being shot dead by her colleagues.
An eyewitness in the airport at the time described what happened.
The Paris prosecutor confirmed he was on a criminal watch list and
that intelligence services believed he'd been radicalised.
His father and brother are now being questioned by police.
President Hollande said France's extra security measures had
TRANSLATION: Anyone who was questioning the presence
of military personnel in public places, like the airport,
must understand that for the military to reinforce our
security it is essential that they responded to the orders
Tonight, the southern terminal here at Orly has reopened,
as anti-terrorism investigators begin their work.
The cordon of security that has gone up around
this country over the past two years held firm today.
But it's another reminder of the fear that still haunts France.
With me in the studio is Olivier Geetai from Global Strat, who do you
believe was the target of this attack? I think it was possibly the
soldiers because, as we have seen, time and again, Islamic state has
called for soldiers to be attacked. They are at the top of the food
chain, if you will. In the Louvre attack a month and a half ago,
soldiers were targeted. In France, there is a long history of soldiers
being really at the top of targets of Jihadists, unfortunately. What do
you think about the fact this man had a criminal record? He could have
been radicalised in prison. Should the authorities be doing more in
terms of this? It's very difficult at this point to do more because
already with the amount of potential Jihadis that they have on their
watch list which this individual was not on, they have 15,000 people that
they think could become potential terrorists that they have to monitor
and they can't monitor more than 500 of those 150,000 so it's a huge
undertaking and it's difficult for us to comprehend the task at work
for the Security Services. Your French yourself. What do you
think about the threat level facing France at the moment? I was in Paris
last week at a meeting with different Counter-Terrorism experts.
The main issue that we have today is the run-up to the French
presidential elections. I'm very concerned that the next month and a
half until the first round are going to be critical. Already, Islamic
state followers are calling for attacks that would tilt the balance
in the election, like Al-Qaeda did in Spain in 2004.
And, as a security analyst, what more dining can be done? The main
issue is not physical security but it's really the intelligence. The
problem is that former President Sarkozy removed one of the services
that was doing all the human intelligence, that was basically
getting information from informers that were infiltrating the cells or
people on the inside. This was dismantled into seven or eight and
now we are paying the price. What do you think about operation sentinel,
the move to get soldiers on to the streets, the soldiers outside this
airport, do you think it's working? It's working for the psyche of the
people. I mean, it's a feel-good really operation because you have
10,000 soldiers on the street. There could be more targets than
protecting people. We have seen that in the past. At the same time, if
you have somebody that wants to come in at Orly airport or any airport
before the check-in and he has a gun and wants to kill ten or 15 people,
you can put however many soldiers you want, that's not going to help
if you can't get ahead of time, so intel is crucial. Thank you very
much. There's been no respite for Peru after torrential rain triggered
the country's worst flooding and mudslides in 20 years. 72 people
have died and tens of thousands have been left homeless. A state of
emergency has been declared across the country.
Apocalyptic scenes as a raging wall of muddy water barrels
A miraculous escape for the terrified passengers
as the vehicle stays upright and drifts to a stand still.
Others have not been so lucky after the most prolonged
downpours in decades, blamed on the El Nino
Rescue teams had been stretched to the limit after bridges and roads
were swept away and those who built makeshift homes on flood plains dry
Zip lines have saved countless lives here in the capital Lima.
The lives of residents and their pets.
This year's rainy season say the authorities has delivered ten
The Government's announced $760 million in emergency funds
But in many, that's yet to be felt on the ground.
TRANSLATION: The people have stayed but are trapped.
Their homes are freed flooded almost up to the first floor.
Walls have collapsed, the force of the water's very strong.
TRANSLATION: All the houses here are flooded.
The banks aren't going to help us recover.
More than half a million people have been displaced,
many others left dependent on bottled water after supplies
Forecasters are warning of another fortnight of intense rainfall.
For Peru's beleaguered population, it's not over yet.
Finance Ministers from the world's biggest economies are backtracking
on past commitments to free trade after the US rejected a deal on the
open flow of goods. As many countries absorb the shock of the
move, there is a warning it paves the way for increasing protectionism
from the Trump administration. I've been speaking to the BBC's business
correspondent, Joe Lynam about the significance of this move. I think
it is significant because this is the first time that I can recall
that there has been no reference to resisting protectionism and urging
more free trade. That's been the mantra that's been included in
communiques for up to a decade. So the fact that the Americans have
insisted that this kind of language is excluded from the final statement
is significant and it's of course a reflection of the policy adopted by
Donald Trump. He wants to tear up TPP, the trans-Pacific partnership
and T tip, the North Atlantic trade agreement is also dead. He said
NAFTA was the worst deal the US ever signed and he's talking about border
goods coming into America. He's told his Treasury secretary to get in
there and resist any calls to the contrary. It shows how powerful the
US is at the G 20. In practicality, what are the consequences? It just
kind of means that everybody has to sit and wait because the Americans
have talked a lot of stuff about trade, protectionism, even resisting
climate change in today's communique, but they haven't acted
on it yet. So the Americans haven't pulled out of the Paris accord on
climate change and they haven't imposed a border tax on goods coming
into America so we don't know yet. It could be just campaign rhetoric
for the President who continues to campaign even though he's been
elected. It's probably what the other Finance Ministers will say,
sit and wait. The policy, the administration flexing its muscles,
what has been the reaction to that? The French Finance Minister said it
was regrettable that the two most essential items on the world agenda,
climate change and free trade, were not included in the final
communique. The host of today's event said basically he cannot force
people to include language with which they are uncomfortable but
obviously, as the host, he'd much prefer that language to be in the
communique and the Germans are the biggest trading partners anyway.
Thank you very much. More news: A scandal over the safety of meat sold
by Brazil is now so serious the President's called an emergency
meeting with his ministers. Health inspectors were allegedly bribed to
sign off food unfit for human consumption. It's bad timing for
Brazil. The world's largest exporter of meat seeks a trade deal with the
EU. The US Secretary of State has been told by his Chinese counterpart
that the US should remain cool headed over North Korea. He warned
Rex Tillerson that tensions were at dangerous levels. It came just days
after Donald Trump said North Korea had been playing the US for years
and that China hadn't been doing enough.
More than 2,000 people in the Russian city of St Petersburg have
protested against the handover of St Isaac's cathedral to the control of
the Russian Orthodox Church. The golden domed cathedral which Towers
over the city is currently a museum, although religious services are held
there. Some are concerned about the growing influence of the church on
Russian society. An operation has begun to evacuate
Syrian opposition fighters from their remaining enclave in the city
of Homs. A deal with the Government means thousands of people are due to
be moved to other rebel-held areas in the biggest operation of its
kind. The BBC's Ben James reports from Beirut.
Opposition fighters queue with families for buses to leave.
This was the last neighbourhood under opposition control in Homs.
The city once known by some as the capital of the revolution.
Supervising the evacuation, troops from Russia.
TRANSLATION: We had long discussions with the militants.
The Russian forces will be inside the district and very soon
the Syrian government will take control.
Monitors estimate 12,000 people will leave in total under the deal,
Once they've gone, Homs will be entirely under Government control.
There have been similar agreements in Aleppo and parts of Damascus.
The Syrian government calls them reconciliation deals and argues
they're key to ending the six-year conflict.
TRANSLATION: This deal will lead to the evacuation of all rebels
More than 40,000 civilian residents will remain in Homs.
Opponents say they amount to force displacement
The first groups will be evacuated from Aleppo.
Those in charge say a full evacuation will take six weeks.
Still to come: Heartbreak for England as they're beaten by Ireland
in rugby's Six Nations tournament. They lost out on a record-breaking
19 wins in a row. Today we have closed the book on
apartheid and that chapter. More than 3,000 subway passengers were
affected. Nausea, bleeding, headaches and dimming of vision, all
of this caused by an apparently organised attack.
The trophy itself is on the pedestal in the middle of the Cabinet. It was
an international trophy and we understand now that the search for
it has become an international search.
Above all, this was a triumph for the Christian Democrats of the West,
offering reunification as quickly as possible and that's what the voters
want. This is boob World News Today. I'm
Alpa Patel. The headlines: French police say a man shot dead at a
Paris Airport after trying to grab a soldier's gun was already known to
the Intelligence Services. At least 72 people are now known to
have died in Peru's worst flooding and mudslides for two decades.
Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has insisted there will be
another independence referendum, saying the wishes of the Scottish
Parliament must and will prevail. She was speaking at her Party
Conference in the city of Aberdeen. The former Prime Minister, Gordon
Brown, has also entered the debate, calling for the Scottish Parliament
to be given more powers while maintaining cooperation with
Westminster. Nicola Sturgeon excited her party
conference with a defiant message, indirectly at Theresa May
and her refusal to allow She has time to think again,
and I hope she does. If her concern is timing,
then, within reason, But let the Prime Minister be in no
doubt, the will of our Parliament The Tories' reluctance to allow
Scotland a choice isn't They are now terrified of
the verdict of the Scottish people. Striding into the middle
of the argument today, I fear for bitter, acrimonious
debate over perhaps two years, And I fear we are now seeing people
entrenched into extreme positions. If new powers over agriculture
and fishing, VAT rates and the right to conclude international trade
treaties were devolved to Scotland, he thinks there wouldn't need to be
a vote on full independence. His interventions in the last
Scottish referendum were influential, but he's been
accused of not delivering In 2014 during the independence
referendum you said if Scotland voted No we would be living in close
to what would be a federal state. I said the federal powers
I was proposing were welfare powers, employment powers, environmental
powers, taxation powers. You said as close to a federal state
as we could be within the UK. Yes because I think the UK now has
to change, at that time I think it was impossible to envisage big
regional devolution in England, Nicola Sturgeon will not sign off
on anything less than a vote Let's get some sport.
Football's Premier League first, because Arsene Wenger has made a
decision regarding his Arsenal future and says he'll announce his
plans very soon. Everything is pointing to his
20-year tenure coming to an end. They lost at West Brom, 3-1, a
fourth league defeat in five matches. Don't worry, I know what I
will do in my future, so you will soon know...
REPORTER: Soon? Very soon. I don't think today I do not need to tell
you. We are in a unique place, we lose game after game at the moment
and it's for me much more important than my future. Chelsea are 13
points clear. Gary Cahill scored the winner
in the 87th minute. Willian had given the Blues the lead
but Cahill fouled Mark Walters in the box and the Stoke striker
equalised from the spot. They couldn't hang on for the draw
though as Chaill made amends. Tottenham and Manchester City both
have matches tomorrow in which they can cut reduce the gap
to 10 points but with ten games to go, Chelsea are looking
very good for the title. The other results in
the Premier League saw Leicester Everton beat Hull City 4-0 -
Romelu Lukaku scored Troy Deeney scored an own
gaol as Watford lost Sunderland and Burnley was goalless,
and Bournemouth beat Swansea 2-0. Real Madrid have increased
their lead at the top of the Spanish Primera Division
to five points with a 2-1 victory Ayebar played out a 1-1
draw with Espanyol. In the German Bundesliga,
Bayern Munich didn't even play on Saturday but were the big
beneficiaries as second placed RB Lipe-zig lost
3-0 at Werder Bremen. It means victory for the champions
on Sunday when they travel to Borussia Moenchoengladbach
would put them 13 points clear as they go in search
of a 5th successive title In Italy's Serie A, Torino were 2-1
winners at home over Inter, lifting them to 9th,
while the visitors missed In the next 30 minutes,
Milan could move 6th To Rugby Union, where
the Six Nations Championship have missed the chance
of securing the Grand Slam, England had already
won the Championship, and were aiming to remain unbeaten
during the campaign, as well as set a new world record
in consecutive Test wins. But they failed to score a try
and lost 13-9 to Ireland in Dublin. Scotland won a third match
in the same campaign for the first time since 2006 to send departing
coach Vern Cotter out Their four tries brought Scotland's
tally for the championship to 14, surpassing their record of 11
from last year for Defeat was a 12th Six Nations
loss in a row for Italy, who finish with the Wooden Spoon
for a 12th time in 18 seasons. After a marathon ending that went
20 minutes past the 80 minute mark, France have controversially
won their final match of this year's tournament against Wales 20-18
at the Stade de France. It took a French try in the 100th
minute for them to claim a victory that involved a period of nearly
20 continuous minutes of scrummaging and penalties that many described
as farcical meaning France finish Medical researchers have discovered
the world's healthiest hearts - and they belong to a group
of hunter-gatherers in Bolivia. A study published in the Lancet
found that two-thirds of the Tsimane people have
unclogged arteries even in old age, probably due to frequent exercise,
and a diet rich in lean meat, A little earlier, I spoke to one
of the researchers Dr Gregory Thomas from Long
Beach Memorial medical He explained why they have
such healthy hearts. They have none of the risk factors
that we have. They follow a low-fat diet and they don't smoke. They
spend half of their day exercising. What is it about their lifestyles in
comparison with ours, for instance, here in the UK and US that's so
different? Well, each family's responsible for hunting, fishing and
growing their own food, so rather than going to the store, they go to
their fields to farm and they go out to hunt and the men generally go out
in the morning to hunt, they can spend all day and go 15 kilometres,
for example, on a hunt and bring home the dinner. And so they
exercise a huge amount. Men exercising for the equivalent of
17,000 steps every day and women 16,000 steps a day.
What is it about their diets, for instance, that differ from ours?
It's certainly all organic and the meat is very lean, so the meat they
eat actually is 20% wild game which is particularly quite lean. If a
species was slow, they are going to be shot with their shotgun or bow
and arrow, so they're lean, they eat about 20% wild game and 10% fish,
the rest they grow. They grow banana, rice and corn, so they're
all organic. They'll generally grow what they've grown in the fields,
put it in a pot and grow it or cook it up as stew and pop in whatever
they've hunted in terms of meat and fish and that will be their dinner
for example. What do you think are the key lessons we can learn from
the Tsimane? They practise high-dose exercise, much higher than we can do
if we have a job that's not physically active and low dose fat
and saturated fat. If we can double the number of steps we do a day and
decrease the saturated fat, we can Slow down the effects that it has on
the heart and we could be like them. Tell me about the people? It's a
town where the people live, with no roads. It's a canoe that you use to
get around to the jungle to the forest where they live. It's pretty
dramatic. It's not often you do that.
Fascinating story. Good evening. A breezy night for all
parts of the UK but also a mild night. We have a broad warm sector