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live where the nato summit is about to open. president obama has arrived wng the past hour for a gathering described by nato's chief as one of the most important in the alliance's history. >> this summit will shape future nato. it will demonstrate our resolve, our unity, our solidarity. >> i'm in london with our other top stories. leader of al qaeda announces a
new south eastern brunch in what's seen as gaining initiative from the islamic state. the number of ebola victims accelerating. the world health organization meets to learn how to fast track treatmen treatment. hello and welcome. i'm at the nato summit in wales. within the last hour or so, nato's secretary general has said the international community as a whole he believes has an obligation to stop islamic state advancing further. david cameron has been talking about the situation of the british hostage threatened by islamic state fighters. he warned no ransom should be
paid. he orders other leaders not to pay fundings that help militants. these are among the pressing issues for the 28 leaders meeting here currently. >> reporter: inrepor>> reporter aarrive in wales for a new sense of purpose. for the prime minister, the fate of the hostage captured by members of the islamic state. >> when a british person is taken anywhere in the world, i make sure every part of zbochlt comes together and i supervise personally to make sure the intelligence agencies, police, security forces, whoever else, and ask what we can do to help. >> president obama is declaring he won't be cowl eled by extremists. it's not clear what this will
involve. the latest secretary general brought a stark message. >> a crucial summit at a crucial time. we are faced with a dramatically changed security environment. to the east, russia is attacking ukraine. to the southeast, we see the rise of a terrorist organization so called islamic state. >> countering threats and strengthening nato allies is the aim of the summit. it's a serious challenge after decades in which nato struggled to justify its role. >> so there's a lot on the agenda here formally after the leaders gathered and had their family photograph taken. they'll start by considering afghanistan. of course that's where the critical transition is due at the end of the year from the international security operation
to afghanistan to fete in security terms. there isn't an afghan president to take part in talks with leaders because the two candidates -- it hasn't been decided which of them will wita the role on. >> a lot on the agenda over the next several days. we heard yesterday president obama said there's a complacent say about the capabilities of nato. what's the general feeling there about this? >> i think there's a sense this is a moment nato has to prove itself. many said how relative are they now and where are they focused? we heard earlier nato a, needs to be increase in defense spending among nato members state. ideals that nato is 2% of a
national budget. he said this summit adopts a readiness action plan to make forces faster, fitter and more flexib flexible. part of that is relevant to this ukraine crisis. they're going to talk more about getting troops to rotate in and out of countries like lithuania, baltic states, poland, countries that feel threatened by what's happening with russia now. >> indeed. there's also increasingly reference to the nato founding act, this relationship with nato and russia and whether that's relevant given the perceived actions of russia. what's the thinking behind this? >> reporter: well perhaps interesting isn't it? this is the agreement after the fall of the soviet union between nato and russia that nato wouldn't base troops on the ground, wouldn't have nato stations along russia's border which russia sees as aggression
in itself. russia firmly is saying we don't want you to consider anything like that. we don't want permanent bases on our borders. lavrov, the prime minister has been warning that ukraine musn't craning nato. he feels the leader of ukraine would like to do that. a lot of tension between russia saying it's nato being aggressive coming into our area. and nato says we're trying to let ukraine determine it's own future. all of this tied up with the ceasefire talks between nato, ukraine and international monitors in the attempt to deescalate attempts swirling around the border. >> lots on the agenda. you'll be monitoring that for
us. in the meantime, there from new port. we were hearing the i.s. islamic state on the agenda at wales at the summit. the british government are gathering evidence to be used against leaders of the islamic state if they're tried for war crimes. they're piecing together evidence of 400 members of the group. this came after the family of stephen sotloff's family gave information after the video was posted showing him being beheaded. they said he was no hero but chose to work in the world's most dangerous places for a reason. >> he wanted to give voice to those that had none. an area of children ravaged by
war, a plumber who purchased medicine. their story was his story. he sacrificed his life to to bring their story to the world. >> that was a spokesperson speaking on behalf of steven sotloff, the american journalist beheaded by islamic state militants. one group trying to separate itself says the group set up al qaeda in the indian peninsula. in the message he says they will raise the flag of jihad to unite the regions. let's cross over to islamabad. the south asia correspondent is there. what does this video tell us? >> reporter: the successors of
bin laden saying his plan is set up a south asian wing to al qaeda. this would stretch all the way from pakistan through india and all the way over to myanmar. his hope is try to gavelize the population. the best way to see this is this is a battle of brands among global jihads. for a very long time now, al qaeda has made no significant end roads into india. to some extent it's avoided trying to recruit in india in particular. partly because it was concerned about opening a second front antagonizing the hindu majority. this is the pretty desperate
call by al qaeda's leader at a time when it has been eclipsed by the islamic state. >> this is a setback for india. in pakistan, how is this news reacted to? >> reporter: there's not been much reaction here so far. you can see the pressure that al qaeda is under right here. islamic state has been recruiting here. several militant groups previously pledged allegiance to al qaeda and said they support the goal of the cal fate a. few have gone to iraq to fight for the islamic state after being recruited online. there are thousands of shia indian muslims that volunteered to fight for the shrine in iraq.
it's a mixed picture there. i think the key to what happens has any success is how the indian authorities react there. they're saying they're alarmed, but it's really about making sure the muslim minority there is thought to be as much part of the state as possible. 180 million muslims in india, the third largest muslim population. of course a very significant group to recruit from. it really is about how india reacts to it now. >> thanks for putting that into context from islamabad. lots more to come can from bbc world news. the final part of our story on the act stress with cerebral
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hello. you're watching bbc. our main headlines this hour. president obama arrived at a summit of nato leaders in wales which is set to be dominated by the crisis in ukraine and iraq. the leader of al qaeda has announced a new south asian branch in what's seen as gaining initiative from islamic state. let's return to those nato leaders gathering in wales. it's expected a new strategy to tackle russia over its intervention in ukraine will be on the agenda. they're expected to give details of a reactive force for the region moscow threatens would be a threat to their security. joining me, the the editor of the bbc russian service. russia is obviously left out in the cold in this this whole
scenario. they're not happy about discussed at this nato summit. there's pressure on ukraine not to get too involved in nato which is ultimately what ukraine would want. >> absolutely. the foreign minister lavrov warned they were not join nato and not change the status as an alliance state. the russian new state was discussing russian peace land. mr. putin's peace land he offered for discussion for the talks tomorrow between ukrainian government and rebels with russians as well. the problem is here russia always saw today -- russian military extreme is seeing nato as partner. nato won't be partner anymore. in today's russian view of what's going on in ukraine, nato is not the best of partners. russia will will try to make sure ukrainians republican not joining nato at all a.
>> seeing what happened with the founding act when russia stopped being the soviet union, there was optimism the relationship was going to be strong, open and warm. now it's the question of whether russia has completely renamed on its commitment to the founding act. what do you make of that? >> depends on how you look at it. inside russia, it's not seen as partner but enemy. that helps in many view of observers helps russian policies to form this particular siege mentality. there's a clamp down on freedom of speech. media is controlled. it's much easier to manipulate public opinion when there's singled out enemy to act against. that's how it's seen. at the same time, what russian earlier conceded is the change of policy, continuing change of policy in russian leadership
will bring about the change of extreme. at the end of the day, russia will try to make sure it's standing there as a stand alone if not joining anything. at the same time, it will try to make sure the inference around the former state is not touched by powers. >> we heard president obama say yesterday russia has to stop supporting rebels. we saw yesterday with the ceasefire talks, russia says we can't be involved in these talks because we're not within the conflict. there's a fine line we're walking here. where is the truth? >> the interesting thing, in russia it's seen as the ukrainian. the russian media points out mr. poroshenko calls putin at 5:00 from the morning and put this plan flying to mongolian on an official visit. at the end of the day russian
media considers it beneficial for ukraine to have ceasefire now defending side and separatists are on attacking side now. ukraine needs to regroup. the end of the day, we'll see what's happening if the plan is accepted on friday when the talks continue. also want to mention russian political an will lists today put in particular to point out the difference of opinions between the prime minister of ukraine and president poroshenko. they consider the part of war in ukraine. russia is trying to act within that part of war to bring peace to eastern ukraine. >> adds another element to it. for the time being, editor of the russian service, thank you very much more expertise. the militant group boko haram has received control of a town near the border in the northern state of borno. many are reported to have been killed. thousands of civilians have fled
the town along with soldiers. we'll be brought up to date on this development. >> reporter: yes, it's been quite confusing this week. this town not far from the main city in the northeast, we're hearing from there many residents, thousands of residents have fled the town. the military earlier in the week said they were holding it. now the senator for the area has told bbc that there are boko haram fighters patrolling the streets of bama. they're effectively under their control. the insurgents seized the town from the nigerian military after the fierce battle. he said soldiers tried to defend it but it fell to boko haram. this is the latest in a string of town across the northeast that have fallen to boko haram in what seems to be a real
change of tactic. they have caused a lot of mayhem across the northeast. they've largely been hit and run attacks. now it seems boko haram is determined to hold territory. >> we've heard about the kidnappings, skill girls in particular who's whereabouts are unknown. do they have capabilities of holding on to what they've taken? >> it's hard to assess exactly how many fighters they have. it seems when they do attack a town they come with a lot of vehicles which has caused surprise for many that they're allowed to move across territory in these vehicles. what's clearly been a pattern is the nigerian soldiers have tried to defend these towns and villages. often there are reports of them then running away. the military says that's a
tactical maneuver in order to get ready for the next phase and retake a town. we're hearing from bama there are many bodies on the streets. boko haram fighters are stopping people from burying them. 26,000 people have fled bowel moveme bama. there are a lot of resources available to the nigerian military including fighter jets. at moment we're not seeing the nigerian military is able to hold onto these towns. worrying development for nigeria. >> yes, it is indeed. thank you very much. now let's get business news. alice is here and i believe our food is on the menu. >> absolutely right it is. whatever your choice is s. burgers, tries, nuggets it all comes with a side order of disorder. across the united states,
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live from new port in wales where the nato summit is about to open. president obama arrived within the last hour for a gathering described by nato's chief as one of the most important in the alliance's history. >> this summit will shape future nato. it will demonstrate our resolve, our unity, our solidarity. >> i'm in london with our other top stories. the leader of al qaeda
announces a new south asian branch as what's seen as regaining initiative from the islamic state. the family members of steven sotloff say he gave his life to covering stories in war zones. >> he was no war junky. he merely wanted to give voice to those that had none. and is the tide turning against racial abuse in brazilian football. germany is kicked out of the brazil cup. hello and welcome. i'm at the nato summit in whales. a gathering some describe as the most important as the end of the cold war.
leaders here will be discussing their response to russia and perceived russian aggression in ukraine. there will also hold a british hostage now with the threat of death discuss the power of jihadists across syria and iraq and what if anything nato can do to fight the surge by the islamic state. emily has this report. >> reporter: nato members arrive in a golf resort fired by a new sense of purpose. the crisis in ukraine and rise of islamic state have focused minds. for britain there's the urgent issue of the face of the british hostage captured. >> i make sure every part of government comes together and i supervise personally to make sure intelligence agency, police, security force, whoever else, to ask what a we can do to help in the situation.
>> president obama and david cameron dropped in to a nearby primary school. the two leaders are presenting a united front promising they won't be coward by extremists and seeking strategy to counter the new threats. there's no doubt the stakes are high. the nato secretary general said this was one of the most important summits in the history of the alliance. >> a crucial summit at a crucial time. we are faced with a dramatically changed security environment. to the east, russia is attacking ukraine. to the southeast, we see the rise of a terrorist organization, so called islamic state. >> nato and allies are called on to act. this summit needs to define how. it's a serious challenge after decades when nato struggled to justify the role.
emily, bbc news. >> now the nato summit hasn't formally opened. some critical meetings are already underway. one of those held with the ukrainian president poroshenko. she's talking to leaders of the uk, u.s., france, germany and italy. of course they're offering advice, resources, funding and aid to ukraine. does ukraine want more? we've been hearing about that from our reporter david stern giving us the line out of kiev. >> kiev has said it doesn't expect to be nato member any time soon. it's in this fight so to speak alone. it has to do the fighting in the east. they're looking for support. they're looking for a closer relationship with nato. what exactly the status will be remains to be seen. they're looking for concrete moves. again, this is not clear what this will be.
nato probably won't be pledging weapons as an alliance to ukraine. perhaps individual countries afterwards for instance united states, u.s. congress is discussing this. they could pledge weapons to fight russia or to fight the pro russian separatists in the east of which there's growing evidence that there are russian troops there as well. of course ukraine is looking for other things training help with cyber warfare. it's not clear what will come out of this meeting. this is a symbolic meeting between poroshenko and sends a clear message to moscow. >> reporter: let's take you now from nato's threat or challenges to the east and move to nato's southern turkish border with syria looking at iraq as well. we have that threat from the rise of islamic state fighters. we were able to talk to our correspondent in northern iraq
now. want to put you what the secretary general was saying. i believe the international community as a whole has obligation to stop is from advancing further. what more should it offer there? >> well, certainly i think the region needs all the help it can get. the situation on the ground makes it politically public to behave in a simple way. kurdistan here is a simple case. it's already getting a lot of help from americans. kurds are pushing back. they had a big shock when i.s. fighters launched a surprise attack on them last month. they lost ground quickly. they have pushed back. americans intervened with air power. working from their point of view well. they're going forward with a slow process. fighters fight fiercely. they blow themselves up when they run out of ammunition. they leave bombs behind.
it's gaining ground gradually. when you look at rest of iraq and syria, there are complications with no simple formula for this same combination of willing local ground forces coordinating with help from outside. strikes by nato, by the u.s., britains, french or whoever. the politics of that have yet to be in place. they're working on a new government. they would be inclusive with sunni not to make it sectarian civil war which is part of what's going on in the country. do you fight with the president, fight against him, try to get the opposition to team up with regime forces or what? there's a lot of poll tixs that needs to be sorted before nato or western general can intervene effectively to get to the roots of the islamic state. >> jim, i think that's what david cameron was addressing
when he spoke to bbc this morning. he said the key is, answers have to come within iraq itself with inclusive government. he said look, there's western intervention over the heads of people on the ground. >> absolutely. yes. it has to be a partnership. the government in baghdad is not in place. not the government the west is looking for that's inclusive. that's absolutely crucial. of wise, whatever happens will be seen as a kind of western air force supporting the shiite side and the civil war. that wouldn't be the right foundation for intervention. it has to be partnership with willing and really well motivated ground forces. otherwise not going to work. >> jim in irbil and kurdistan. thank you very much. just to remind you, there are so many different issues on
the agenda here. both iraq and syria, russia, afghanistan too. just before the summit began, the host david cameron and president obama visiting took some time out to go to a local school here. they came into a lesson that pupils were getting about nato and about the importance. a little bit of local color here. all these children have been writing postcards to world leaders about peace and what they want for their futures. we want an unusual meet and greet before the leaders david cameron and president obama came back to celtic manner where i am to get down to this critical talk about ukraine. there will be ceremonies and more formal talk about afghanistan and its future within the next few hours. an awful lot to go on here.
>> even a school visit. that's charming. thank you very much. we expect much more live from the summit meeting. one of the issues on the agenda is threat from the islamic state. one group who is trying to distance itself from the islamic state is al qaeda. its leader has said that the group has set up a south asian branch called al qaeda in the indian peninsula. in the message, it says it will raise the flag to reunite the muslims from myanmar. i spoke to our reporter who said they're examining in detail. >> reporter: there's been a heating between the minister and senior intelligence of senior officials. they're trying to verify the video. they've placed several states on form of alert asking the police to be vigilant in the face of
possible threat. at the same time they're looking at this very much of a statement of intent as possibly an attempt to try and recruit more followers to al qaeda, fresh recruits from muslims here in india, also bangladesh. there's a struggle between the islamic state and al qaeda. at the moment there's nothing to suggest there's any kind of al qaeda footprint in india. >> in terms of pakistan, have we had reaction from islamabad on this? there's a big preference of al qaeda there. >> yes, that's right. al qaeda has always had a presence in pakistan unlike here in india. in fact there too we have seen in recent weeks, suggestions of a growing presence of islamic attempted presence. we have for instance seen distribution of northwest pakistan. this of course is the home base
of the al qaeda in this part of the world. it's a place where omar is thought to have sought refuge in the past if not there now. this is seen as an attempt by islamic state to get into al qaeda's backyard. perhaps that's where the latest video comes from, attempt at trying to regain lost ground. looking at fresh recruit, appealing to muslims in parts of india where it i has a sizable muslim population. i mentioned bangladesh also. >> there reaction from delhi. investigators paid for by the british government are gathering evidence to be yeasted again -- to be used against islamic state militants if ever needed for a war crime. it came as the family of the american journalist steven sotloff gave first public reaction of video that appears
to show him being beheaded by jihadist of the islamic state. they say he was no hero and chose to work this the world's most dangerous places for a reason. >> he wanted to give voice to those that had none. the doctor that struggled to provi provide psychological services to children ravaged by war. their story was steve's story. he sacrificed his life to bring their story. >> that was a representative speaking on behalf of the family of steven sotloff. northern minorities have been targeted in iraq including christians a christia christians. locals have informed armed groups to defend them.
>> fire is a typical village where life seems to go on as normal. inhabits are followers of the order known in iraq as the faith. >> it was born in the mountains between iran and iraq. it borrows from many beliefs but specific on its own. it doesn't fall main strain islamic groups. the state considers them heritage. 250 families, all of this faith, fled the islamic state attacks on their villages in early august and came to seek refuge. >> we fled before dark. we spent the night in the woods with family and children for ten days. then we came here. >> many minority groups fled their villages when they heard
that the islamic state militants were closing in. this didn't happen in fire. this is the defensive line of the village. around four kilometers are the two villages under the control of the islamic state. unlike of villages around here, people of this area decided to take arms and defend their village. the village mayor believes the perception shouldn't be only kurdish military. this family is enjoying the school. they'll have to leave as classes begin soon. their chances of return relies now on success of recent surge against the islamic state. more to come here on bbc
hello. you're watching bbc world news. our main headlines this hour. western leaders have been meeting the ukrainian president at nato summit in wales. poroshenko was invited in a show of solidarity. the government has issued a security alert in several states after the al qaeda leader announced the formation of a south asian branch of his group. the nigerian islamist group boko haram has seized control of the town bama near the border cameroon near the state of
borno. in are reported to have been killed. >> it was quite confusing this week. bama this, town which is not far from the main city in the northeast, we're hearing from there that many residents, thousands of residents have fled the town. the military earlier in the week said they were holding it. now the senator for the area has told bbc that there are boko haram fighters patrolling the streets of bama so it's effectively under their control now. he said the insurgents seized the town from the nigerian military after a fierce battle. he said the soldiers tried to defend it. in the end it failed to boko haram. s the latest in the string of towns across the northeast that have fallen to boko haram. what seems to be a real change of tactic. they have caused a lot of mayhem across the northeast. it's largely hit and run
attacks. it seems boko haram is determined to hold onto territory. a tenth of the population here is involved in fishing. the industry is worth hundreds of millions of in legal trade. there's a much more murky side to the business, illegal blast fishing. >> the warm waters of the indian ocean, a big draw for tourists. what they don't see is what goes on underneath the surface. this is coral reef. fish lay eggs here. it helps the delicate marine ecosystem is. this is what it looks like after blab blast fishing takes place. it can cost $8 to buy enough dynamite for explosion like this. it can kill over 400 fish. >> it's become an epidemic here. on a daily basis, bombs are
heard. they're trying to ex tract all fish. dynamite goes down and blows up. it creates craters, holes in the reef. fish are shock into paralysis . >> the problem is it's very difficult to track down the illegal fishermen as we found out when we joined a fishing patrol. there's a secretive and apparently sophisticated net work in place. it's been going on for decades. blast fishing first came to light in the 1970s. the navy was brought in in the 90s to track down perpetrators. the operation was short lived. in 2009 a law was brought in carrying prison time for anyone caught blast fishing. >> these are not effective,
fighting against dynamite. >> there's also a human cost. this man lost parts of his hands in the explosion. >> i was holding the dynamite trying to light it up. it failed twice. when it just exploded. i lost both parts of my hands. >> blast fishing distortes the market. fishermen that a bide by the rules have to work much longer on the water to catch the same number of fish. >> this is the fish market. every morning fishermen bring in their cash to hundreds of customers. the demand is huge, supply not quite. that makes it almost impossible to sell. blast fishing may bring quick and instant returns, but the damage lasts for a long time.
it affects the fishing industry also environment and tourism. brazil has taken its strongest stance against others kicking them out of the world cup. marshal reports. >> reporter: this is one of the most shocking images from the match. a teenage girl yelling portuguese for monkey. the goalkeeper was furious yelling at referee to make them stop. this hate in the young and old football fans is what fifa are desperate to stamp out of the game. >> in a unanimous vote, they're ban ed from the 2014 edition of the cup brazil. we deny entering the stadium of
perpetrators identify. >> the return leg was meant to be wednesday. kicking the club out of the competition is toughest sanction against the brazilian side who's fans were accused of racism. the club will find $22,000 fine. last week the antiracism campaign titled enough was launched. >> i'm very sorry that i have to punish is so harshly a club that has been fighting racism. unfortunately then fans cannot go in that same direction. >> if fans want to follow their team, that direction needs to be changed quickly with images like this making headlines around the world. now the former first lady of france painted an unflattering picture of the president following their break up after his affair with an actress.
she is written a book on the 1 mon 8 months she spent living at the palace. >> for more than six months she has remained tight lipped. that seems that was the calm before the storm. now she has decide d to spill te beans. ex tracts from her book are printed in a magazine detailing her version of events when her relationship with the country's president broke down after allegations of an affair with a french actress. this is how she described that moment in her book. >> i can't listen to that. i rush into the bathroom, grab the plastic bag with sleeping pills in it. he has followed me and tries to snatch the bag. i run into the bedroom. he snatches the bag with tears. some pills spill on the ground. i pick up what i can and
swallow. i want to sleep. i don't want to live through the coming hours. i want to escape. i lose consciousness. >> the editor in chief at the magazine which published ex tracts of the book said she has a right to be heard. >> translator: she wrote this book because she needed to give her own version of the story. she suffered from dislike of french people towards her. she came across as being unpleasant, very cold. she wanted to explain why she was perceived this way. it's because she felt lost. she felt out of place, illegitimate. this is her way of saying i'm not as bad as you think i was. >> the book's title translates to thank you for this moment. it accuses the socialist president of being a hypocrite who dislikes the poor. it's an attempt to hue militate a president who's already suffering from painfully low
hello. you're watching "gmt" on bbc world news. i'm karen. it's called the most important nato summit since the end of the cold war. the world's most powerful alliance gather in wales. we ask is nato equipped to deal with the threat of the 21st century? >> reporter: i'm live from new port in whales. nato is considering options with russia over crisis in ukraine. >> russians are not sincerely interested in ceasefire. th
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