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hello. i'm karin giannone. you're watching "gmt" on "bbc world news." our top stories, 11 hours left to resolve a dispute that's lasted 12 years. world powers and iran make a final push to reach a deal on iran's nuclear ambitions. we will be live at the talks. a swiss museum says it will accept a priceless german collection of art, including works looted by the nazis. that's despite protests from jewish groups. we'll have the latest on trials in the search for an ebola cure,
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as it's confirmed an italian doctor has contracted the disease in sierra leone. a woman scorned. france's former first lady tells the bbc about how she was left devastated by francois hollande's affair. plus, huge economic potential for iran if those talks succeed. >> iran has the largest gas reserves in the world. it's got the second-largest oil reserves behind saudi arabia. and an established manufacturing base. so no wonder companies from all around the world are lining up to get their teeth into iran's economy. hello. midday here in london. 7:00 a.m. in washington. 1:00 p.m. in vienna, where the prospect of a nuclear deal with iran is slipping farther away.
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the five permanent members of the united nations security council plus germany have been locked in talks with iranian officials for months. with the aim of securing a deal by the end of monday. foreign ministers of the p-5 plus are considering an extension to those talks, an the crucial issue of uranium enrichment is still a sticking point. iran says it wants to develop the resource for nuclear power, but the u.s. argues it's a key ingredient for nuclear weapons. we'll be speaking to our correspondents in vienna and teheran shortly, but first, here's a closer look at the demands both sides have put on the table.
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well, let's go live to
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vienna where the talks are taking place. our middle east editor jeremy bowen is there. it feels like we have been here so many times before. are we any further forward? >> reporter: i think they're further forward because they're still talking, and if you think back a year, it's exactly a year since they made the interim -- the temporary agreement on what exactly was going to happen about iran's nuclear program. since then, the prospect of fairly imminent war perhaps, that was some estimates, has been taken away from the middle east. war over iran's nuclear program. so that has been deescalated, if you like. so it's very important this process continues to stop that whole issue reinflating itself. there haven't been any official statements about it. but the strong supposition here is that they will find a way of extending their discussions and that they will continue trying to get to a deal.
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>> and how much do both sides need this to work? >> reporter: i know they want it and they need it. for a variety of different reasons. i think the biggest reason, the overarching reason is the one i mentioned, that the alternative to having a deal, a negotiated deal over iran's nuclear program, is the strong possibility of some kind of military action, probably by israel, which might well pull in some of its allies, including americans, and that's something i think that nobody wants. so there are other things as well going on. of course, people -- there are countries that genuinely believe the israelis have won, but also western countries, the british, the french, the americans have a strong suspicion that the iranians at the very least have wanted to have the option of developing a nuclear weapon, so they want that out of the way. and also from iran's point of
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view, they face some quite tough sanctions and they have -- i think as far as reviving their economy is concerned, getting rid of those is an important thing as well. plus, there is -- for what are the current iranian foreign minister would feel to be the bonus of a more normal relationship with the outside world. >> jeremy, how binding are these deadlines? >> reporter: well, it's a self-imposed deadline. if they decide they wan to talk more, they can talk more. it's not as if the whole thing ends and finishes if they don't make the deadline. however, the political climate, both in teheran and washington, where there are hard liners on both sides who believe that there is no point whatsoever in trusting the other side because they won't fulfill the terms of that trust. they can't be trusted. so those people are getting louder and louder.
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so i think it's a fair supposition to say that there is a limited window, a political window when an agreement can be made, and most importantly sold back home. especially in washington, d.c. especially in teheran. >> jeremy bowen there in vienna. our middle east editor. thank you very much, jeremy. let's go over to teheran. how is this being perceived in iran? >> reporter: iran has the same repetitive news reporting from vienna and they've heard a lot about the continuation of the talks. >> i think -- i don't know if you can still hear us, the picture has frozen. i'm not sure if he's actually still there. no, we have lost him. perhaps we'll be able to come back to him a little later in the program. we'll have more on this story anyway coming up in the next
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hour. let's turn to other news. authorities here in the uk are outlining a new set of counterterrorism measures, including a ban on insurance companies reimbursing ransom payments. the bill will be outlined later by the home secretary teresa may. it reinforces britain's long-held position that there should be no ransom payments to terrorists. china's anti-doping agency has disclosed that the world and olympic swimming champion sun yang was banned after failing a drugs test. he tested positive for a banned stimulant in may. he came to prominence during the 2012 games in london where he won two golds and seat new world record for the 1,500 meters freestyle. a russian soyuz spacecraft carrying italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the international space station. she is joining other crew member, including the russian female cosmonaut who arrive
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there had in september. it's only the second time two women have been on the iss at the same time in its 16-year history. an italian doctor working in sierra leone has contracted ebola. authorities in italy say the doctor who is the first italian to be infected with the disease is being flown to rome for treatment. in west africa, preparations are under way to start new clinical trials to try to find a cure for ebola. msf will lead the studies in three of its treatment centers in guinea from next month. the bbc's global health correspondent reports from the guinea capital. >> reporter: could these two hold the key to finding a key for ebola? they survived the virus, which means their blood carries rare
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antibodies capable of fighting the disease. but they had a narrow escape. >> translator: i asked a man at the hospital to tell my mom not to cry much when i die, because it is the will of god. >> reporter: this is where fanta was treated. and it's where survivors like her are due to start donating blood next month. medics here will take blood from recovered patients and use it to give transfusions to sick patients. it's hoped the antibodies that successfully fought off the virus in the donor will do the same in the recipient. but such procedures could prove controversial in a land where some still don't believe ebola exists. >> just that people are fearing,
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thinking that we are making some experimentation on people. we will do with it the approval of each patient. >> reporter: trials are due to start here next mom. but trying to find a cure for ebola in the midst of this unprecedented outbreak when there's so much mistrust is beginning to be a huge task, so getting communities engaged in what's happening here is crucial. >> translator: there's always a question of our culture, but given that this ebola outbreak is an emergency, i think we can put cultural issues aside. >> translator: the only problem is that people will need to be educated on this just to make them feel at ease and confident about donating their blood. >> translator: if donating my blood will save others from dying, then it will be an honor to do it. >> reporter: planning for these
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trials is in the early stages and experts warn they may not provide the answers the world is looking for. but they do at least offer a glimmer of hope. >> now, there is lots more about the ebola crisis and the latest situation on our website from our correspondents in west africa. you just need to go to bbc.com/news. do stay with us here on "bbc world news." still to come, a swiss museum says it will accept a priceless german collection of art, including works looted by the nazis, and that's despite protests from the jewish groups. "depreciation" they claim. "how can my car depreciate before it's first oil change?" you ask. maybe the better question is, why do you have that insurance company? with liberty mutual new car replacement,
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a museum in switzerland has agreed to accept a controversial art collection.
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it includes works looted by the nazis. they were bequeathed by a german collector, cornell ykocornelius who died in may. he had gathered more than 1,200 pieces in his apartment. many of the works are expected to stay in germany until their rightful owners can be identified. the president of the foundation council at the bern art museum explained that the decision to accept the collection hadn't been taken lightly. >> translator: the foundation council's decision was all but easy and there certainly weren't emotions of triumph. this would be entirely inappropriate considering the historic burden weighing heavily on this art collection. >> let's talk to imogen. the fate of these artworks has been a really long-running and highly controversial saga.
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>> reporter: yes, it has. german police seized this art collection a couple of years ago while cornelius gurlitt was still alive. they stormed his apartment, in fact, and took away these over 1,000 pieces of very, very -- some very well-known, very highly valued art. now, when cornelius gurlitt died in may of this year, he bequeathed that collection to the art museum here in bern. one of the reasons apparently was that he felt he had been unfairly handled by the german authorities. but for the swiss museum here, it's not what it might first seem, a fantastic gift of some of the best works of art of the 20th century, because there are disputes about who owns this art. cornelius gurlitt's father worked for hitler. he was an art dealer for him. it's believed that some of this artwork was seized from people
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in germany and in the rest of europe who were jewish, stolen from them. now, some of their descendents might still be out there. they too have a claim on this art. so before any of these works ever hang on the walls here in bern at the art museum here, a long, long process of tracking down who really owns this art will have to be undertaken. >> and what have jewish groups had to say about this decision? >> well, there are different voices in this debate and there are a lot of lawyers. there are relatives of cornelius gurlitt, for example, who say look, he carried on legitimately collecting art long after the war ended, and some of that we should inherit. then there are descendents of people who died in the holocaust and a couple of works of art have already been identified as belonging to them.
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and then there are works which are believed to have been looted during the second world war, but it's not clear yet who exactly would own them now. their original owners may have died in the concentration camps. so it's going to take a long time, and i think there's no easy answer at the moment to who owns this art. some of it i'm sure will eventually end up in bern, but not next week or even next month. >> thanks very much. a 12-year-old boy has been shot dead by police in cleveland in the u.s. state of ohio, after waving around what turned out to be a fake gun. >> there's a guy with a pistol. you know, it's probably fake, but he's pointing it at everybody. >> tamir rice was brandishing the fake weapon in the playground. police say they shot the boy twice after he failed to obey an order to put his hands up. toy guns are legally required to have orange safety indicators on them to show that they're fake,
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but those indicators had been removed. tamir rice's family say they will launch a civil case against police if the boy's rights are found to have been violated. police say they're investigating. >> the use of force team is investigating right now. >> the use of deadly force team is investigating. >> we have representatives from our internal affairs unit. our representatives from the office of professional standards. >> now the aftermath of another shooting in the united states, the people of ferguson, missouri, are anxiously waiting to hear a grand jury's decision on whether it will indict a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager, michael brown. michael brown was shot six or seven times by officer darren wilson in august. that triggered days of protests, some violent clashes. demonstrations are still being held ahead of that court ruling, and the u.s. attorney general eric holder has urged police restraint and any protests that might follow that decision by
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the grand jury. that crucial decision could be as soon as later on monday. we'll keep you up to date and make sure you follow bbc breaking on twitter. we'll bring you the news as soon as it comes to us. that's @bbcbreaking for all the latest news and updates. now, a memoir by the former first lady of france valerie trierweiler is already a best-seller in france. it's just what the leader doesn't need as he bats to revive a stagnant french economy that has battled approval ratings. philipa thomas asked her why she decided to go public. >> translator: i decided to write it because as far as i was concerned, it was vital because the shock was such that i found myself in a situation where i didn't feel well, so i began to
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write. and as i was writing, the writing did me good, and of course, i could have also not published that book and i could have simply put it away in a drawer, but when one has lived through what i lived through. in other words, a planetary humiliation, you need to make sure that the planet understands you. >> reporter: you're clearly very angry, anguished in the book. some might say, though, that that's a naive reaction. you both came from other relationships and you replaced another long-term partner. >> translator: yes, possibly i was naive to think the story that i lived through with francois hollande was exceptional, but i believed in it, and i would certainly have preferred a different end to this one. >> you write that you felt isolated and perhaps badly treated as france's first lady. how do you think things should change in the treatment of the
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president's partner? >> translator: i believe that today one has to make a choice. francois hollande, he himself affirmed there will no longer be a first lady. that was his choice. we'll see if he keeps to that commitment. but either there will be a first lady and you give her the means to be a first lady, but the situation in france is not clear. the first lady is reproached for using colleagues, but at the same time, a certain number of things are expected of her. so either give hermine means of working or else there is no first lady. >> do you think there is a fundamental sexism in french politics right at the top? >> translator: yes, absolutely. i think in fact french politics is very sexist and i've got a lot of admiration for french woman in politics, because it's very difficult. on a number of occasions i've been at meetings and when a
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french woman politician tries to speak, men interrupt her straight away and they don't listen to her and they just turn their heads and talk amongst themselves. i have seen this on a number of occasions. >> you say early in the book, valerie, that you didn't want to let francois hollande go. he was the love of your life. do you still love him? >> translator: i can't answer that question. because i don't know myself. >> that is valerie trierweiler speaking to phillipa thomas. standup comedy is popular in the west but still a relatively new concept in china. in a country with limited freedom of expression, speaking in public can be problematic even if it's just to make people laugh. but an irish-american standup comedian is taking on chinese censorship as well as the language to find out what makes chinese people laugh. here's his story.
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>> i'm des bishop. i'm a standup comedian. i currently live in beijing. have been doing standup comedy in chinese for about a year. like most westerners, when i came to china, i was blown away with how different china is to what you expect. it was-like this modern country. but i think the biggest shock was just how much fun chinese people were. one of them is that they're a stoned-faced chinese person, which they aren't at all. once you're connected to them, they can almost be, like, too hospitable. like drown you in hospitality. that blew me away. you know, there's still a huge
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o element of pressure from on high to tell people what's acceptable. sure, the government sucks but people just get on. it feels pretty normal, actually. people that just get on with their lives and are pretty happy. we said in the west about comedy it's about finding the loin. like where is the line and how much can you push it. the great thing about standup in china is the goth tells you where the line is, so you know right where to play. >> that is des bishop. before we end this edition of "gmt," let's remind you of our top story. in vienna, the process peck of a nuclear deal with iran seems to be slipping further away. the five permanent members of the united nations security council plus germany have been locked in talks with iranian officials for months with the aim of securing a dell by the end of month. coming up in the next half-hour in "gmt," we'll have more on that negotiation in vienna.
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welcome to "gmt" here on "bbc world news." i'm karin giannone. in this half-hour, one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen. the spy ware known as regin has only just been discovered. the company that found it says it could have come from a western government. and we'll be talking to the new world scrabble champion, finding out what tips he has to turn you into the next word king. also in the program, aaron is back look at why european politicians are vote taking on novel foods.
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>> feeling a little peckish? do you fancy some chia speed? how about some cow spit? cabbage swine in your breakfast? stay tuned. we're going to find out why some of these novel foods could soon be on a shelf near you, and who's buying them. welcome back. it's apparently one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen. that's what computer security symantec is saying about the new spy bug called regin. the bug has been in use for years. it was possibly created by a western government. but why is it so dangerous? well, it can capture screen shots of your activity on your
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computer, as well as steal passwords. also recover files you've deleted. with me, a security strategist for symantec, the cyber security firm which helped to discover this computer malware. thank you very much for coming in. just tell us -- i mean, this thing just sits there doing its thing, completely undetected until symantec did something. >> that's one of the things that's so special about it. it really goes through a lot of effort to make sure it's undetectable. hides itself from the system to the degree that other pieces of malware just haven't done. very secret. very hard to even see all the information that it's stealing. >> what do we know about it, why it is there, and who created it and who its target is? >> we know it's been around since about 2008. there's been two versions of it. the first version we think was between 2008 and 2011. and the second version was really in 2013. it was a lot of activity there. and when we look at the targets, saudi arabia, russia, and
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various other countries around the world were targeted. many different types of organizations. and it's just the characteristics of the malware and the way we see it's operating and stealing information. >> and interestingly, there were no targets discovered in the united states? >> well, not in the top list of targets anyway. we don't really know exactly where it came from. i mean, we don't have definite evidence to point who the author is but it's definitely characteristics of some sort of malware that way. >> what do individuals have to fear from something like this? >> unless you're a target of intelligence gathering information, probably not too much. but it is just something to be aware of, the fact that this malware can be there and be hidden. so now it's a case of make sure you've got your security software up to date. but also make sure if you detect anything strange happening on your computer or information or strange behavior. >> but these particular users would not have necessarily known it was there until the anti-malware software alerted
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them. >> absolutely. i mean, that's what makes it so sophisticated. the effort and the research they went to in order to make sure that it could stay hidden on the organization -- on the system, sorry, for a long time. >> what lessons can you learn from something lick that? butt how these malware or these viruses are evolving, and their cleverness, if you like. >> i think it just shows that technology in the digital world is so essential to us now. there's been that evolution of stealing information. it's about going after computers and going after systems. whether that's from a nation state level or a criminal level from cyber crime. so it just says now that you have to just be aware of the fact that as we use technology, some threats come with it. >> a company like yours, a cyber security company, it's a spread between detecting things that may have come from a more official agency and detecting a malware that an individual has coded in their bedroom? >> yeah, absolutely. although mostly quite well-funded even if they're
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criminals at the moment. look at how it's operating. get as much information as we can to help people. but not really necessarily to go much further beyond that. >> thank you very much indeed. now, if you go to the technology section of our website, there is much more on that particularly nasty regin spy ware, including the thoughts of our technology correspondent rory jones. you can find much more at bbc.com/news. let's turn to aaron with all the very latest business news. hi, aaron. >> hi, karin. we're going to talk about iran very shortly. the huge potential if these talks succeed, certainly a country that has suffered greatly because of those western sanctions. but let me explain and start with this. iran certainly been suffering. another country that has been hurting from the impact of western sanctions, and that is russia. today its finance minister said
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that russia, the economy, its economy stands to lose around $40 billion a year due to those western sanctions over the crisis in ukraine. the national currency, the ruble, we've been talking about this for some time. it has taken a steep fall. so what kind of impact is that something on ordinary russians? oleg has been to a house appliances store in central moscow to find out. take a look at this. >> it's another shiny day in a couple paradise. russia's economic prospects are darkening, but among the bright surfaces and buttons, moscowites are looking for something big to buy. and they're buying because with each passing month, they're getting poorer. the russian ruble has lost about 1/3 of its value since the beginning of this year. russians are spending. fridges like this are becoming
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unusually popular. white goods, silver goods, black and powerful ones, they're still marked at last summer's prices. given currency fluctuations, even the prized iphone 6 is now cheaper in moscow than in california. checking his new apple, david is certain. >> translator: you need to spend, yes. if you have money, better spend now. if you got enough for a car, buy a car. if you can buy flat, buy a flat. >> reporter: following the central bank's decision to let the ruble float a week ago, the national currency has stabilized a bit. but each week follows gloomy predictions from commentators. it's not enough to make russians optimistic. and if it deepens, people's behavior is likely to change. >> translator: when people see problems this short-term, they will indeed try to spend and buy things. but if their long-term expectations are pessimistic,
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then the consumption is cut. people start saving more, keeping something for the rainy day. >> reporter: the new fridge may be big, but so is the recent rise in the cost of food. the future may be bright in the hd department, and the man in charge says russia will stand strong. in public, russians may agree. in private, though, they're all worried. iran's rulers are certainly under growing pressure to secure this nuclear deal with world powers to basically help ease the plight of that country's economy, which has, as we know, been badly hurt by international sanctions as well as of course falling oil prices. but the experts say iran's economic potential is enormous, and if a deal is done, it could spur rapid economic growth. we put this together. let's show you this. iran has the largest natural gas reserves in the world. that's ahead of both russia and
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qatar at 18% of global reserves. there's plenty of oil as well. iran has the second largest proven reserves in the middle east. only behind saudi arabia. sanctions have done major damage to its economy. its economy stands at $1.2 trillion. it is still the world's 18th largest economy. and the experts say that allowing iran's banks to trade in dollars, u.s. dollars, again, would certainly give the economy a huge shot in the arm. iran's mature stock market is the second biggest in the region by market capitalization. that's basically the value of that market. it gained 130% last year on hope that the sanctions would be lifted. it also has a well-established manufacturing base. in fact, iran is the 15th largest steel producer in the woshld. and listen to this. its auto industry makes twice as many cars each year as turkey. so potential, again, huge.
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you're right there in the heart of the gulf, a great area to be. to get a sense, to gauge the business september. towards iran. what sort of things are you hearing there? >> there's huge corporate interest at every level here. a few weeks ago, there was a big oil and gasc conference in abu dha dhabi. the iranian community are con standpointly being tapped for information and also introductions to businesses in iran because it's tricky terrain to manage. but some deals you also hear about that don't go through, like $100 million worth of services for shipping companies. both failed the sanctions test. but overall, you see a healthy appetite for cooperations for a deal to be done. >> and we've been talking about the hardships, the economy there, the iranian economy has suffered, but we've also been highlighting the potential.
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i can only imagine, if these sanctions are lifted, the iranian economy will be like a racehorse leaping from the starting gate, right? >> absolutely huge. if and when oil is brought in to the sanctions relief program, the iranian oil minister says they will double exports in just two months. you're also looking at the aviation sector, automobile sector, and tourism sector, all reaping the benefits. >> and you did mention the corporate, and we've been mentioning the companies around the world. they're lining up to get their teeth in the iranian economy. do we know some of the big corporate names out there? >> yeah, from lots of trade delegations, we've got a sense they won't be american companies on the whole buzz they won't actually benefit first from sanctions relief. but it will be a huge amount of european companies, the germans, the french, the italians. one is boeing, they are already back in iran thanks to sanctions relief and they want to get into the industry with air bus, and the same goes for persia.
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started doing that under the partial sanctions relief. we've also heard that southasian and middle eastern groups have started getting plans together to enter the hotel industry. so there's huge interest. >> take your number and get in line, i guess. thanks, mark. we'll talk to you soon. are you feeling a little peckish? do you fancy some noni juice or chia seed? how about some cow spit? cabbage slime in your breakfast? these are also called novel foods in europe. substances cooked up, or modified in a lab, but have now recently been approved for human consumption. at the moment, the term excludes cloned food or animals but they will vote just what constitutes a novel food. nigel cassidy has been following this. why do they have to have this sort of name for these foods?
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>> basically, any food which was not generally eaten before may '97 and wouldn't have had approval then counts as a novel food, so it is easy to characterize this as frankenstein food. but if you think of coca-cola, other brands that are available. they use a sweetener called stevia. it's made from a plant. that counts as a novel food. chia seeds. that's just a variety of salvia. noni juice, that's just an exotic fruit. the worry they have is this might also include foods which are manipulated and do us harm. >> well, what is not an exotic fruit is surely cow spit. and then we've got cabbage slime. in general, though, we've seen demand for this stuff? >> there's an enormous demand in the food market for novelty. a lot of people want to eat new and different things.
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but most of these are what they call functional foods. they have some property -- i don't know about the cow spit, but clearly there's something in there which could have some benefit. make a tiny bubble and manipulate the same membrane and carry drugs in that which could benefit somebody or create a surface which keeps food fresh. so there are a lot of good reasons why nano tech following could be a benefit. the question is how these things regulated. at the moment, it's done in individual member states, so that's every single country making a decision. the idea here is that there will be a central way of regulating this through a european authority. though some wonder where it would actually be able to cope. >> okay, i'll leave it there. thanks for the update. follow me on twitter. i'll tweet you right back. you can get me @bbcaaron.
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you want to come to lunch? >> you make it sound so appetizing. >> i'll dish you up some good old cow spit. >> maybe after the european union has actually approved it. >> i've got some samples in the back. >> i look forward to it. aaron, thank you. do stay with us here on "bbc world news." still to come, think you're pretty good at squabble? well, take a look at these letters. what's the highest score you can make. coming up, we will put these same letters to new world champion scrabble player.
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i'm karin giannone. you're watching "gmt" here on "bbc world news." our top stories. time is running out at talks in
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austria for world powers to strike a deal with iran to cut u.n. sanctions in return for teheran scaling back its nuclear program. a swiss museum has agreed to accept artworks bequeathed by the nazi era art horder cornelius gurlitt. many of the pieces will stay in germany until their rightful owners can be identified. a british man has become the best player in the world at scrabble. craig beevers won the scrabble world championship by beating more than 100 players from around the world. it was here in london. his use of a world that means a muslim form of divorce earned him 42 points and that was what clinched the title at the weekend. i'm pleased to say scrabble world champion himself craig beevers is here with me. hello to you, craig. thank you very much for coming in. we have first of all this challenge that we set for anyone
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to find, the best scrabble word out of these available letters. video was the suggestion that we got. is that as well as you could have done. >> yeah, pretty much. there's other words, though, which would be a toss-up between the two words. video. it does play avoid. void. it would be between those two. >> what did you do to get the language? did you go through dictionaries and the like to learn words that people might not think of? >> now we use computers to study mostly. there's a few people who still use books and write things down as they go along. and make their own notes.
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the guy who 21 years ago, he's much more about using books and so on. but i'm much more technology. >> you started on the computer? >> i've always been on the computer. i'm much more of a technical approach of improving my game. >> when the championships are taking place, do you get big crowds of people watching? >> well, no, because we tend to get the spectators are playing. so a lot of people playing, once they finished their game, if one of the games has gone a bit longer, there's a crowd a little bit. went into a straight knockout qualifying also. it went from 108 to 8 players. a lot of those players then became spectators and watched. >> the competitors are watching
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you then go further in the rounds. >> yes. all the spectators are mainly online. watching the stream online and watching the game, so it's put online, and move by move, similar to how chess would be presented. >> interesting that you say you actually started doing this online. scrabble is now having almost a revival with it being played online. loads of people are playing it who might not necessarily have played the board game. how do you view the difference between the actual games? >> the main difference online is typically that it's a different way of approaching it online. usually when you play online, it's less pressure and usually -- the sort of main real differences, you can usually try a word and if it's not in, you can try something else. whereas if you try a word in scrabble in a physical tournament, if you play a word and it's not there, they challenge it, you score nothing. so you can't keep on trying stuff because you would score
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nothing. so that is the main difference and it makes it very pressure-filled when you're wondering whether a word is good or not. >> talk us through what was going through your mind in the final. i think we've got pictures of the board that you were playing, and how much adrenaline is inside you? >> yeah, it's an interesting mix. i've already been playing for four days and i was in the finals. it's an interesting mix of adrenaline and being very tired as well. every sort of thing you're worried about or insecure about, like a little word that you'd be 90% sure of. and you come 80% sure. everything is more stressful because you're worried more and more about every thing, whether that one mistake might lose you the whole thing. so it's a lot more intense. pretty stressful. >> just one final question. what were your good subjects? >> math and physics.
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to reset my language, so i got a d the first time. >> that is extraordinary that you say you were useless at english, but now you're the world scrabble champion. fascinating. we really appreciate you coming in. craig beevers, world scrabble champion. congratulations. >> thank you. now we have some breaking news on our top story to bring you. the talks in vienna between world powers and iran over iranian nuclear ambitions. as we've heard, the clock is ticking down to a deadline to reach an agreement. we have just had comments in from israel's prime minister. benjamin netanyahu has been speaking to the bbc. will said the only acceptable deal for israeli would be the dismantling of iran's capacities. >> there's no right to enrich. what do you need to enrich uranium for unless you're developing an atomic bomb.
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they are. what do you do with such missiles? only reason you build icbms is to launch a nuclear warhead. so iran, i think everybody understands, is unabashedly seeking to develop atomic bombs. i don't think they should have the capacity to deliver nuclear warheads. i think that's the position the leading parties of the world should take. what is the justification of not taking this position? they say well, it offends iranian pride. so what? i mean, if this position was taken in the 1930s against germany, it would have offended german pride, but it would have saved millions and millions of lives. you do not want to give this medievalist regime in iran that throws acid in the faces of women, that oppresses gays, that subjugates entire populations, that export terrorism far and wide, don't give these violent medievalists atoming bombs. that's not a good thing for the
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future of the world and its security. >> that's benjamin netanyahu talking to the bbc, saying the only acceptable deal for israel in those talks would be the dismantling of iran's nuclear capabilities. a british banker charged in hong kong with murdering two women has been ruled fit to stand trial. that was after psychiatric tests. he underwent two weeks of assessment at a maximum security psychiatric center. the banker, who's 29, was arrested after two indonesian women were found dead at his apartment earlier this month. the case has been adjourned until july to allow the prosecution to analyze dna and other forensic evidence from the crime scene. we'll just remind you of our top story. as we've just been mentioning, the iran nuclear talks over iran's nuclear ambitions. the clock ticking down on a deadline the reach agreement. just those comments coming in
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