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And it's cold outside
but the Patriots and Eagles will be
inside in Minneapolis as they battle
it out in the 52nd Super Bowl.
Hello and welcome
to World News Today.
in the diplomatic thaw between North
and South Korea over
the Winter Olympics -
the North is to send its highest
ranking official for years
to the South to the Games.
Here he is - Kim Yong-nam,
the ceremonial head
of state, will lead a 22-member
delegation to the South
beginning on Friday.
It comes as the two nations put
on an unprecedented show
of sporting collaboration today,
fielding a joint women's
ice hockey team.
It played an international
friendly against Sweden.
The BBC's Laura Bicker reports.
Fierce and determined,
the Korean players head
onto the rink to prove
they are not just pawns in a
political drama or an experiment
in sports diplomacy.
They fight hard against
Willed on by a crowd
eager to witness a
piece of history and waving
the flag of a unified Korea.
I was so
touched, I feel so good
because I felt the passion
of the players and it felt
like we were one together.
But this team's formation
has been controversial.
The South Korean hockey
coach has had to tell
players she has worked with for
years that they have lost their spot
to make way for North Koreans,
such as this player.
We are not allowed to ask
the North Koreans any
questions at the press conference,
but the South Korean coach was frank
when I asked her
about the challenges.
Any players that have
not been with us for the
last four years, learning our
systems and understanding how our
team plays, it is difficult.
North Korean is different to
South Korean so for our team
meetings it is going
through to English,
South Korean, to North Korean,
so the meetings take three times as
The event feels like a celebration
but playing as one team
under one flag has not been welcomed
by the younger generation in South
To them, unifying the two countries
is a very distant goal.
The North Korean
players will not stay
with their team-mates
athletes' village, they will be kept
in separate accommodation and
watched over by minders.
As the Olympics draw
ever closer, language
is not the only barrier
this team faces.
Laura Bicker, BBC News, Seoul.
The pressure is continuing to grow
on South Africa's President
Jacob Zuma to step down.
The top six officials
from the country's governing ANC
have arrived at his official
residence in Pretoria -
to discuss his future.
Mr Zuma is facing allegations
of corruption and whether he can
complete his term as president
is looking increasingly uncertain.
Here's the BBC's Andrew
Harding in Johannesburg.
He is swamped by scandal. South
He is swamped by scandal. South
Africa's President Jacob sooner has
already been found guilty of
breaking his oath of office -- Jacob
Zuma and he has refurbished his home
at taxpayer expense. More recently
his controversial developments with
the business family the Guptill is
as cause controversy. During the
Jacob Zuma presidency, South Africa
has floundered, unemployment is
soaring, amid a sense that senior
officials could get away with
anything. But in December, Jacob
Zuma and his allies lost control of
the governing ANC and the new man,
Cyril Ramaphosa, promising to end
Everyone agrees that our
state was captured by people who
purported to be close to the
president, who have been doing
really bad things in getting into
all and many state institutions.
suddenly there is real change in the
air here. Prosecutors seizing this
State farm in connection with
alleged fraud by the Guptill family
and officials, and the courts
pursuing corruption charges against
President Zuma himself.
these are important moments in South
African politics. In all likelihood
we will see arrests and big people
being caught up in this because we
are seeing that the wheel is turning
and momentum is developing and I
don't think that there is any
Fonau, Jacob Zuma is
clinging to his job, but his allies
are discerning -- deserting him and
to night party leaders are meeting
to discuss his removal. In places
like Zimbabwe and tenure we have
seen this sort of situation turn
ugly and dangerous -- and Kenya. But
South Africa is a robust democracy
and whether he is pushed or jumps,
President Zuma will soon be out of
power and, most likely, in court on
corruption charges. It is a moment
of drama and optimism for a country
poised to exit the troubled
President Zuma era.
Two people have died in a crash
between a freight train
and an Amtrak passenger train
in South Carolina.
Early indications suggest the Amtrak
train was on the wrong track.
It's the third deadly crash
involving the national
carrier in just seven weeks.
It is a horrible thing to see, to
understand the force involved. Two
trains, that is about as forceful as
you can get. The engine of the first
engine of the freight train was torn
up and the engine of the passenger
train which was headed south was
barely recognisable. It is quite a
David Willis has been following
the story from Washington.
Those figures, 139 passengers on
board, and eight crew, we know that
the two people who died in the
incident were both Amtrak employees.
This passenger train colliding with
a stationary freight train south of
Colombia, which is the capital of
South Carolina, just after 2am local
time, and the speed given the
passenger train at the time of the
collision was 59 mph. 116
passengers, they say, were
transported to local hospitals, many
of them with minor injuries, but
some broken bones but officials from
the National Transportation Safety
Board are on their way to the scene,
as is normal, and that is the
federal agency which investigates
these incidents and they will look
into it. Meanwhile the governor of
South Carolina has said that it does
appear that the Amtrak train, the
passenger train, was on the wrong
track at the time of the collision.
You mentioned it was the third
serious rail accident in America in
as many months. What sort of debate
is there over rail safety there?
think this will prompt a renewed
debate about rail safety here, not
least because the South Carolina
Governor has prompted one, saying
perhaps this is the time to have
such a debate, and in actual fact,
it's worth noting that Congress has
not passed a long-term funding bill
for Amtrak since 2008 and has relied
relief -- repeatedly on short-term
extensions of existing funding
levels. And, indeed, the Trump
administration proposed cutting by
13% the allocation of funds for
Amtrak. President Trump has now come
up with this very big infrastructure
plan, $1 trillion in total but it is
not clear how much, if any of it,
will be earmarked for improving the
railroads, the safety of the
railroads and so on, so the debate
is filling out.
Let's take a look at some of
the other stories making the news.
Hundreds of thousands of Greeks
have protested in Athens
against the former Yugoslav republic
to the north using
the name Macedonia.
The latest talks on the long-running
dispute are underway
at the United Nations.
Greece objects because it has
a region called Macedonia,
and argues the use by its neighbour
implies it has claims
over the province.
Re-election has been won in the
second term in the presidential
elections in Cyprus. The
Conservative incumbent got 55% of
the vote and has promised to restart
his talks with Turkish Cypriots who
govern the north of the island.
Police in fraud have arrested a man
who is alleged to have made threats
to kidnap the singer Lana Del Rey.
Michael Hunt faces charges of
aggravated stalking with a credible
threat and an attempted kidnapping
with a weapon. The UK Home Secretary
has played down government internal
divisions over Brexit at the start
of a crucial week in negotiations.
Amber Rudd said the Cabinet was more
divided than people thought. Michel
Barnier will be in London shortly
for talks and the UK Brexit
committee will meet later this week
seeking agreement on the way
forward. Eleanor Garnier reports.
I have a surprise for the
Brexiteers. The committee is more
united than they think. We meet in
the committee, privately for
discussions, and I think we will
arrive at something which suits us
Exactly how we trade with the
EU after Brexit is the source of
division in the Tories. Some want
complete disentanglement from
Brussels but others hope to stay as
close to the EU as possible. The
Home Secretary believes that the
government priorities are clear. We
want fiction -- frictionless trade
at the border and make sure there is
no border on the island of Ireland
and we want to make sure we can do
trade deals outside the European
That is the deal we are
It is clear to all in
the Conservative Party how difficult
it will be to get everyone on side.
There are inherent tensions in
Brexit because different people take
different views. It's not just in
the Conservative or Labour Party,
it's across the country and we need
a team effort, loud and clear.
far the Prime Minister has prevented
the decade-old split in the
Conservative Party over Europe from
spilling out into something more
serious, something which could spell
a crisis for her government. But
with crucial ministerial meetings --
meetings this week to pin down and
agreed position on the future
relationship with the EU, Theresa
May will finally have to pick a
path, and whichever she chooses, she
risks making a large swathe of her
party unhappy. It is not just a
battle at home, winning in Brussels
is also key, and with more
negotiations with the EU this week,
the next few days could be pivotal
for the Prime Minister.
China is accusing the United States
of exaggerating Beijing's
saying America needs
to ditch what it calls
a "Cold War mentality".
The statement comes after Washington
unveiled a new nuclear policy,
which included plans
to diversify its nuclear
armoury with smaller bombs.
The policy also highlighted concerns
about Russia and North Korea.
The Chinese defence ministry
said the US had engaged
in presumptuous speculation
about Beijing's intentions.
With me is Elizabeth Minor
an advisor at Article 36,
a member of the International
Campaign to Abolish
What is your reaction to what the US
has announced with its policy
As you were saying, China is
saying that this represents a Cold
War mentality we think the risk from
nuclear weapons never went away
since the Cold War so this policy
represents a kind of reckless
development on what was already a
dangerous status quo.
You think it
rejuvenates the of having nuclear
weapons rather than rejuvenating it?
The nuclear weapons they think
should be more usable and they
should be more willing and able to
use them and there is a proposal
that low yield nuclear weapons
should be more available but the low
yield weapons they are talking about
are similar size to the bombs
dropped on Hiroshima in Nagasaki to
such horrific effect in 1945. We
think that any policy that makes
these more usable is poor.
The US is
talking about the deterrent factor,
it is saying that countries like
Russia see the bombs that the US
have as too big to be used so they
are not, in effect, a deterrent.
mentality that needs addressing is
that some states see nuclear weapons
as a legitimate tool of statecraft,
including the Trump doctrine that
came out, but also states like China
and Britain and the majority of the
world countries are already
challenging this through a new
treaty on the prohibition of nuclear
weapons that was in the UN and
adopted, so only through these kind
of routes can we create conditions
for multilateral disarmament to be
Is this the right time to
be thinking about disarmament when
we see nuclear -- North Korea
becomes close to being a nuclear
power? Why should the world scale
back at a critical time?
viewers know very well there has
been dangerous escalation in the
region over the past year and new
policies like the Trump nuclear
doctrine, we do not see how these
can dampen that down in the short
term but we are talking about
long-term solutions to set the stage
for addressing the danger of nuclear
In a sense, do the powers
that have nuclear weapons have a
chance when you see what a country
like North Korea is doing?
need to do is create a global
environment in which the weapons are
not seen as legitimate any more.
you do that with North Korea?
look at the other weapons of mass
destruction, thereafter you
countries who would argue today that
it would be legitimate to have
arsenals of them. It might surprise
people to know that the Margaret
Thatcher Cabinet was looking at
asking Nato to adopt a chemical
deterrent which would not be seen as
right now. We have to do the same
nuclear weapons which affects all
states and this is why the treaty is
important, not just to address the
short-term situation, but longer
term to make the world safe from
Elizabeth, thank you
for coming in.
Stay with us on BBC
World News, still to come.
We'll have the latest on today's
vital Premier League clash
between Liverpool and Spurs -
along with all the rest
of the day's sport.
This is the moment is that millions
in Iran have been waiting for. After
his long years in ex-aisle, the
first steps of President Khmeni on
The ban on the
African National Congress is lifted
immediately and the ANC leader,
Nelson Mandela, after 27 years in
jail is to be set free
The aircraft is
returning from Belgrade where
Manchester United had entered the
semifinal of the European cup.
Americans have become the first
humans to walk in space without any
lifeline to their spaceship. One of
them called it a piece of cake.
Thousands of people have given Ellen
MacArthur is a spectacular
homecoming in the Cornish port of
Falmouth after she smashed the world
record for sailing solo around the
This is BBC World News Today.
The latest headlines.
A unified North and South Korean ice
hockey team plays its first match
ahead of the Winter Olympics,
losing to Sweden.
South Africa's president Jacob Zuma
comes under further pressure as top
ANC officials try to persuade him
to stand down.
Let's get a sports update
now from Gavin Ramjauin
at the BBC Sport Centre.
Let's start with the Premier League.
Because there was a sensational
finish to the match between
Liverpool and Tottenham at Anfield.
Spurs scored a penalty
with virtually the last kick
of the match to earn a point.
Harry Kane scored it to notch his
100th Premier League goal.
Earlier Mohammed Salah had given
Liverpool the lead ,
before a fantastic Victor Wanyama
strike pulled it back to 1-1.
Kane then missed a penalty -
which would have put Spurs ahead..
Salah then put Liverpool in front -
in stoppage time,
before Spurs were then awarded
a controversial penalty
which Kane converted..
I don't understand both of them.
They were both clearly offside. He
was clearly offside, and from our
position that he was offside but it
seems it was not McLear. The second
penalty, the referee and the
assistant say afterwards that there
is a torch, a little such, but we
all know he wants that touch and he
wants to go down. -- a little touch.
Earlier on Sunday, Crystal Palace
drew 1-1 with Newcastle.
Mohamed Diame gave the Magpies
the lead midway through the first
half, but Luka Milivojevic
levelled from the penalty
spot in the 55th minute.
Rafa Benitez's side are only one
point above the relegation zone.
Barcelona salavaged a draw
against Espanyol in La Liga.
Gerard Moreno had put the home side
ahead in the second half
and Espanyol looked to be heading
for a big win over
their city rivals.
But Gerard Pique rescued a point
for the League leaders, with seven
minutes of normal time left.
It means Barcelona, at the time,
extended their lead to 12 points.
Elsewhere in La Liga,
Girona beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0.
Christian Stuani with both goals.
And in the game clash
between high flyers
Atletico Madrid, and
Valencia the score is 1-0.
Both will stay second
and third respectively.
Gonzalo Higuain scored a hattrick
as Juventus thrashed Sassuolo 7-0
at the Allianz Stadium
Alex Sandro got the hosts
going with a goal in the opening 10
minutes of the game,
that was followed by two in three
minutes from Sami Khedira.
Another from Miralem
Pjanic saw them 4-0 up
at half time
with Higuain scoring
a hattrick in just 20
minutes after the break .
Napoli hoping to move
back above Juventus,
at the top with a win.
Defending Six Nations champions
England have got their 2018 campaign
off to a winning start.
They've beaten Italy 46-15 in Rome.
England only had a seven point
advantage at half time,
but their power shone
through in the second half.
They ran in seven tries in total.
Anthony Watson and debutant
Sam Simmonds each scored two tries.
Very good, very positive and the
first game is always difficult.
Italy are always traditionally a
difficult opponent and they played
very well today. Well coached by
their coach and may have good young
players coming through. To have the
bonus point and then go on and win
by a substantial score was positive
It hardly seems credible that
Petra Kvitova is back
winning WTA titles.
Just over 13 months after suffering
terrible injuries to her left hand,
trying to defend herself
against an intruder
in her own home.
Well, Kvitova entered
the St Petersburg Open
in Russia, as a wildcard
but needed just 65 minutes
to see off Kristina
Mladenovic in the final.
She certainly seems to have put
a disappointing first round exit
at the Australian Open behind her,
and is now up to 21
in the world rankings.
And that's all the sport for now.
Let's stay with sport because Sunday
is the biggest night
in the American football calendar.
But fans heading to the 52nd
Super Bowl in Minneapolis
will be wrapping up warm.
It's expected to be a bone-chilling
-16 degrees Celsius
as the New England Patriots take
on the Philadelphia Eagles.
The game is indoors,
but officials are still a warning
those attending to rug up.
And the weather might not be
the only record set on Sunday.
On the field the Patriots will be
looking for a sixth Super Bowl title
which would give Tom Brady more
Super Bowl rings than anybody else
and making the author -- oldest
quarterback in history to win the
Another incredible season for them.
A lot of people thought they would
not make it but they keep finding a
way to do it. The combination of
Bill Belichick can Tom Brady for
over the last 15 years has been
phenomenal and this year has been no
different. New England is New
England but Philadelphia was also
the number one seed may have been
through a bunch of obstacles to get
to they are. There was the
frontrunner to be the MVP in the
league, and pay him to get injured
and Philadelphia to keep Honor Roll
shows that they have good coaching
and players and it shows the
character of their football team.
Darkest hour has been nominated for
six BAFTAs. The make-up team that
transformed Gary Oldman into the
Prime Minister is hoping to win an
Brennan Nicholls has been
to meet one of them.
You cannot reason with the tiger
when your head is in its mouth.
Gary Oldman's performance
in Darkest Hour has already
earned him many accolades
and critical acclaim.
Turning him, though,
into Britain's wartime
Prime Minister has been hailed
as a masterpiece of make-up.
Gary would come into the bus,
we would shave his head,
apply the make-up, takes just over
three hours to apply
the make-up and the wig,
plus including getting into his fat
suit and costume, close to four
hours for the entire thing.
He would then go to set for ten,
12 hours a day filming and we need
to be there the whole time
to maintain his make-up
He would then have his make-up
removed which takes an hour.
And then, once he goes, Lucy
and I stay for another hour or two.
Gary Oldman convinced Kazuhiro Tsuji
to come out of retirement to design
the Churchill make-up.
He had just been working
with David on another movie,
it was Oldman who asked him to be
onset applying it alongside
colleague Lucy Sibbick and it's
the three of them that have been
nominated for the Oscar.
The best job I have done so far
to date and I am just so pleased
it is getting the recognition it
deserves because of the amount
of effort myself, Kazuhiro
and Lucy have put into it
and the people behind-the-scenes,
such a big team involved.
We are getting the credit
and our names are on the award,
but the amount of people in
the workshops involved is amazing.
We are to receive our reward.
The 39-year-old make-up
artist has a CV full
of blockbusters to his name,
but this is his first-ever
But look at the texture
here, the colour.
Spending a bit more time prepping,
that is why the day was so long,
I wanted to make sure
I painted all of it perfectly
so that they match every day.
David flies out to Los Angeles
for the Oscar nomination
lunch this weekend.
Then back for the Baftas,
before heading off to LA again
for the Oscars themselves on the 4th
for what could be his finest hour.