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>> announcer: this is bbc america. and now live from london, bbc world news. hello. i'm david eades with bbc world news. 10,000 soldiers will be deployed to protect key sights in france including jewish schools. >> i'm jim wilcox live in paris, where in the next ten minutes, benjamin netanyahu is to visit the kosher supermarket where four hostages and the gunman died. as two female suicide bombers strike in northeastern nigeria, there are calls for more international resolve to fight bocoko haram militants. hope for answers as one of
the data recorders from the air asia flights is recovered. also reaping the rewards of 12 years in the making "boyhood" is the big winner at the golden globe awards. hello. thanks for being here with us from bbc world news. france is to mobilize 10,000 troops to protect the country, this on the back of last week's terrorist attacks in paris. the defense minister says they will boost security around what he describes as sensitive sights including jewish schools. well, the move alerts from a crisis meeting to discuss security at the palace that took place this morning. 17 people died in the attacks carried out by three islamist gunmen.
the scene of one of the attacks was a kosher supermarket in paris. that's expected to receive a visit shortly from israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu, who is in paris. as of course is tim wilcox following all events. tim, this will be a symbolic visit, wouldn't it? >> reporter: it will david. we've been told by the israeli embassy here that he will be visiting that supermarket. now that is where the four hostages were killed we think, by amedy coulibaly, the gunman before he was then shot dead by police on friday evening. it's a kosher supermarket. it's in a mixed area. there are synagogues there, muslims there, north africans living there as well. but as you say, a very significant appearance by him, as indeed it was yesterday for him to have walked arm in arm with other world leaders from 40 world leaders, which included
mahmoud abbas, the palestinian president. a few more details coming out about that security meeting today. the normal cabinet meeting, weekly cabinet meeting, is held on wednesday here in france. so this was a special crisis security meeting. the prime minister saying he was convinced that amedy coulibaly had an accomplice not necessarily in that supermarket siege and shooting but before he did that coulibaly has also claimed responsibility for the killing of a french police woman in montrouge on the wednesday -- on the thursday of last week. it's one of the accomplices who police are still hunting is the wife of amedy coulibaly, hayat boumeddiene. she is now believed to be in syria. as you said five dozen police officers to guard 700 jewish schools and 10,000 troops mobilized around the country.
so this country still in a high state of alert. and the defense minister yves st. laurent has been speaking a little earlier about those security measures. >> translator: this morning in particular, the army was asked to participant. because of the extent of threats on the country. this is why we decided with the head of the general staff, to mobilize 10,000 men to protect sensitive points on the entire territory from tomorrow evening. >> reporter: the defense minister speaking after that meeting. so even though paris today, after that extraordinary march, extraordinary scene through the streets, 1.5 million is the estimate here in paris alone, a constellationnationalities,
religions, and ages all shouting their defiance and almost a sort of grim triumph over the secular state here triumphing over islamic fundamentalism and extremism of all shapes and sizes. paris is now back to normal although the tributes, the bouquets, the messages of support continue outside the charlie hebdo offices, just a few hundred meters from where i'm standing now. and indeed from around the monument just behind me here in place de la republique. >> thank you very much, indeed. tim wilcox keeping track of events there. and of course as soon as benjamin netanyahu does pay that visit to the supermarket and we have the pictures of it, we will bring those to you here on bbc world news. now, teachers have gone back to a new term in the pakistani town where more than 140 people
were killed in a talibani attack last month. a ceremony was held inside this army school to remember all those who died. our charla spoke to one of the students at the school during the attack. >> students across pakistan have come back to school today after the emergency holidays. it's been almost a month after the attack on the army public schools and the students there have also come back. i'm here with one of them welcome to school. >> thank you very much. i'm so happy to come back here. >> reporter: tell me what it was like being back? >> it was kind of emotional initially, but seeing that they're doing well and those that were injured, they're recovering well it made everyone happy. >> reporter: more than three weeks ago, we were standing in front of the gates of your school. you were quite emotional,
understandably. tell me how you feel now. >> i feel very much strong again. we wanted to get back in and now we have the opportunity. the fight is pretty much on and what we have is defense with which we will fight war. >> reporter: describe to me your feeling when you went through the gates of the school for the first time after the attack. >> quite emotional. the things that we saw that day, you know they all jumped on us but we managed to hold ourselves and managed to smile for the people who are there for us. so it was on and off, but, yeah still happy. >> were you at all worried before coming back to school? >> not at all. not at all. we were very excited last night, just a little bit emotional, because of what happened. but we were very happy to come back here. >> reporter: what happens next? classes resume as normal?
>> yeah, classes will resume. >> reporter: thank you so much for speaking with me and welcome back to school. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: that's the message coming from students and their parents, despite the worries and the fears, they're determined to come back to school because they say classes remain close, then the militants will have succeeded. indonesian official have recovered the flight data recorder from the air asia plane that plunged into the java sea last month. that is a major step forward in trying to figure out what caused the crash. the cockpit voice recorder is still being located, but it's still lodged under heavy wreckage. now this report from jakarta. >> reporter: a major breakthrough in the search to find some answers as to why the air asia plane crashed into the java sea. but since the data recorder dug out from the bottom of the sea, beneath the plane's wing. the machine records whether the plane stalled during its flight
how much fuel it had, and what altitude it was flying at. the flight data recorder will now be handed to indonesia's aircraft investigators, who will be scouring the data on it to figure out why the plane crashed. >> this is my experience. we'll see today or tonight or tomorrow. >> reporter: but difrs s divers are still searching for the cockpit voice recorder. officials believe they know where it is based on strong signals the box is emitting but there's no visual identification of it. contained in the cockpit voice recorder, the conversations of those on board moments before the plane went down. these details will be invaluable
to the relatives of those on board the ill-fated flight. it's now been two weeks since the air asia plane plunged into the java sea, killing all 162 people on board. it's been a grueling wait for families, anxious to find any answers as to why this plane went down. the discovery of this flight data recorder will hopefully provide some important clues and give them some semblance of closure. bbc news jakarta. breaking news from kabul, in fact, this time because it's just been announced that the afghan government has, at last, a full cabinet of ministers. a unity government has been announced after months of delays. so the president and his number two now managing to pull together what seems to be 25 government ministers in all. it's more than 100 days since the president won his election.
it's been a very painful and slow process. but the announcement is now out, there is a full cabinet of unity government in afghanistan. okay let's move on to the business news. aaron's here. >> what a difference six, seven years make certainly for the u.s. car industry or auto industry. thanks, david. let me explain. yeah, seven years since a financial crisis that saw the likes of gm general motors and well chrysler two of the big three u.s. auto makers go bankrupt. now the auto industry is feeding its way or revving its way into 2015. last year the industry sold 1 million more cars than it did the year before making 2014 the best sales years in nearly a decade for america's auto industry. so what should we be looking out for at the detroit motor show? luxury and motor cars are
expected to steal the headlines. more proof the industry's back to its best near-collapse. the sales best since 2006 just before that crisis. also trucks are back. yes, the lower price of gasoline certainly drawing buyers back to those gas-guzzling vehicles. a special report coming up in just over an hour's time. now to a subject close to my heart, fashion, specifically men's, but, yes, men's fashion. it's an industry thank you, an industry that is growing at a phenomenal rate and retailers are keen to cash in on all that action. it is the start of men's fashion week and britain's leading fashion brands are targeting younger -- not me -- digitally savvy -- not david -- shoppers with live streaming and social media. menswear long considered the least profitable segment of the fashion industry, it's expected to rack up sales of $25 billion by 2018. that's just here in the uk.
it's still only half the money that women's wear rakes in. and the move to tap into the power of digital services certainly follows an increase in the proportion of men shopping for fashion online. yes, we love to jump online. those numbers jumped from 63% to 65%. that was in 2013. again, we'll have more coming up throughout the rest of the day on men's fashion if that interests you. heathrow airport has so far managed to hang on to its crown as being the busiest international airport in the world by passenger numbers. heathrow reported record passenger numbers for 2014. it says 73.4 million people made journeys from the airport in the year. that is up nearly 1.5% on the year earlier. passenger numbers or volumes places like latin america, up nearly 6.5% followed by east asia, up to just over 5% and the middle east and central asia around 3.5% increase in those passengers. i will quickly get this in. dubai airport is reported to be very close to taking that top
spot off heathrow but dubai has yet to report or release their 2014 numbers. as soon as they do we'll find out if they take that crown. lots going on, you can follow me on twitter. i'll tweet you right back. that's more with the business. more on gmc, brent crude oil price continues to drop to just over $48 a barrel now. how low can it go? i don't know but it's still doing it. >> aaron, thanks very much, indeed. let's get some more for you now on -- in fact sorry, before we do more on anything i'll tell you what's coming up in a moment here on bbc world news because it's been a bit of a slow burn putting this film together, but after 12 years in the making "boyhood" is the big winner at the golden globe awards. we'll bring you details of the other winners as well. ♪ if you want it ♪ ♪ go out and get it ♪
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news with me, david eades. the latest government france is mobilizing troops to protect key areas of the country after three days of attacks. one of the flight data recorders from an air asia plane that crashed into the java sea more than two weeks ago has now been recovered. let's bring you right up to date on the breaking news coming from kabul. and that is that a new cabinet has now been unsolved. this is a national unity government formed at last taken three months in all to do so. 25 new ministers announced at an event at the presidential palace. that does have to go before parliament was it seems that after much delay, there is a government in place in afghanistan, ready to operate. we'll take you to nigeria now, as catholic archbishop
there, ignatius garmer calls for the same resistance to stop the advance of islamist militants, boko haram. >> not just when it happens in europe, but when it happens in nigeria and cameroon and any country that we mobilize our international and confront the people who bring such sadness to many families. >> ignatius kaigarmer there. his comments come as two suicide bombers struck a crowded market sunday in the northeastern city of yobe. that led to at least four people being killed and another four or so injured. the second bomb went off as people were trying to help people of that first blast. and on saturday, a bomb strapped to a girl age no more than 10
years old, killed at least 19 people in maiduguri in neighboring bomo state. our correspondent will ross gave us more details an that attack. >> a doctor at the scene said they looked to be in their early 20s. both women had the remains of suicide belts on their bodies. he saw their bodies. they, as you mentioned, targeted this area a place where people were buying mobile phone handsets. the first bomb went off and then within a minute the second one was detonated. now, this issue of female suicide bombers is very shocking here in nigeria, but people are getting more and more used to hearing about this news. from the middle of last year we've heard of suicide bombers, female suicide bombers, being used. and it's now becoming an all-too-familiar and very shocking newsline we're getting out of the northeast. >> it seems as if there was another stage to go to isn't
there, will the talk of possibly a 10-year-old girl as we know, from the bomo state incident on saturday being used. and just hundreds killed again in bomo. so this is just such a catalog of disasters. >> reporter: it is. it's been a horrific week. basically, what's gone on is possibly the biggest ever massacre as it's called by boko haram. nobody's quite sure yet. we know that hundreds of people were killed. and of course there were some people saying you know, all this focus on paris and the issue in france of the attacks there in paris and hundreds and hundreds of people killed in northeast nigeria, and so little attention on that. and remarkably the president of nigeria condemned the attacks in paris, but has remained silent on the violence up in the northeast of nigeria. we have had some comments from
the military, now saying that efforts are being prepared to re-take this town. but, yes, you're right. it's a horrific list of atrocities going on in the northeast of nigeria. and as we heard from the catholic archbishop of jos in central nigeria, he's calling for that same kind of resolve that we saw on the streets of paris, the international community coming together. he's calling for the same for nigeria. but frankly, we know that's not going to happen. yes, there is some military support from countries like america and britain, with training of troops but even when almost 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped last year the rallies that were called rarely got more than a few hundred people out on the streets. >> will ross. there's been a firebomb attack on the hong kong home and the former offices of the media tycoon jimmy lye. now, mr. lye is a pretty outspoken critic of beijing.
he also played a prominent role in the pro-democracy protest in hong kong last month. the attack itself took place in the early hours of the morning, as a car reversed up to mr. lye's house. someone then through an object which exploded into flames as it hit the gates. >> reporter: nobody was injured, thankfully but there is no doubt about it jimmy lai is seeing this as a serious incident. his spokesperson saying that it is evidence of the violence and intimidation which are the ongoing currency of those opposed to democratic reform in hong kong. there's a suggestion that the authorities ought to be speaking out against this act as well. and in fact the justice minister has. he said, regardless of who the target is hong kong is a city with the rule of law that does not tolerate this kind of thing. as i say, nobody injured, but it is a sign i think, of just how deep the division is now in hong
kong society. 2 1/2 months of pro-democracy protests, during which we did see the occasional clash by groups of pro-democracy supporters and their opponents. and don't forget this is a political issue that is far from resolved. there is another consultation that's being launched by the government, the pro-democracy forces are promising to rally against it. and i think there's every chance we could see tensions rising again. >> that's john sudwith. now, our first big award show of the season is upon us. now the golden globe awards and it's been taking place in los angeles. "boyhood" was the big winner of the night. many of the hollywood a-listers took the opportunity to show support for the victims of the terror attacks in paris as we. now more from l.a. >> reporter: the first of the big award shows and a lot of
british talent walking the big red carpet. >> are you guys ready to have some fun tonight?! >> reporter: the globes is a relaxed affair with stars roped in to poke fun at north korea, after sony's hacking scandal. >> you love korea. >> reporter: three brits were up for best actor. the winner was -- >> eddie redman "the theory of everything." >> reporter: his portrayal of stephen hawking won him one of the most coveted prizes of the evening. >> getting to spend time with stephen hawking, who despite all of the obstacles put in his way, has lived passionately and fully and with great humor was one of the great, great honors of my life. >> michael keaton. >> reporter: winning best actor in a comedy michael keaton will be big competition. best drama, best actor, best director. >> it means so much to us that people have seen it and
responded to it in that personal way. there's nothing that feels better than that. i feel like we made that connection. >> reporter: george clooney was given a lifetime achievement award. >> it's a humbling thing when you find someone to love. amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together i couldn't be more proud to be your husband. >> reporter: and he also paid tribute to the marches following the attack in paris. >> so je suis charlie. >> reporter: freedom of expression and speech a big theme here on the red carpet. >> along that theme of je suis charlie, i want to take you back to paris, in fact. we have some pictures for you outside the kosher supermarket in in port de vincennes in paris, as we're awaiting benjamin netanyahu to pay a
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our top soldiers. 10,000 soldiers will be deployed to protect top sites in france. two female suicide bombers strike in northeast nigeria. calls for more international resolve to fight boko haram militants. hope as one of the data recorders from the air asia flight is recovered. also -- out of india to senegal, we'll hear from one man who's taken
bollywood to africa. hello. thanks very much for joining us. france is to mobilize 10,000 troops to protect the country, following last week's terror attacks in paris. the defense minister says they will boost security around what he describes as sensitive sites, including all jewish schools. the move emerged following the crisis cabinet meeting at the palace a few hours ago to discuss security. 17 people died in the attacks carried out by three islamist gunmen. well the scene of one of the attacks was a kosher supermarket in paris, and that's expected to receive a visit shortly from israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he is still in paris, following his arrival there at the
weekend. let's go over now to paris. tim wilcox is there. tim, it does feel as if the announcement of 10,000 soldiers is a very quick effort to reassure. >> it is, david. and france remaining at its highest security alert as well. i think it's going to be more than 10,000 actually. it's 10,000 soldiers and some 5,000 police we understand to guard about 700 jewish schools around the country. i think the cabinets here the government, president hollande wanting to reassure people that they are on top of this situation following last week's ace atrocious, appalling events. the prime minister manuel vos, said also a little earlier today that he was convinced that amedy coulibaly, that coulibaly had an accomplice. he was the gunman at that siege, at the kosher supermarket in port de vincennes.
that's the supermarket to be visited, we think, any minute now, by the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. let's catch up with all the developments today and indeed look back at that remarkable march, which saw about 1.5 million people on the streets of paris alone, about 3.7 million people around france take to the streets in that defiant gesture of solidarity that the secular republic of france couldn't and wouldn't be beaten by extremists. this report by phillipa thomas. . >> reporter: these are the latest pictures of the dramatic security raids at the warehouse north of paris and the supermarket in the east of the city which brought to an end 50 hours of terror in the french capitol last week. following an emergency meeting of the french cabinet this morning. it was announced that nearly 10,000 soldiers and police are being deployed to protect security around what the defense minister calls sensitive sites.
half will be assigned to protect france's 700 jewish schools. >> translator: we decided with the head of the general staff to mobilize 10,000 men, to protect sense ty points on the entire territory from tomorrow evening. the mobilization started this morning and will continue thanks to a good reacttivity of our forces and a big professionalism, in order to contribute to the security of our country, on every sensitive point, which we want mentioned. >> reporter: meanwhile, pope frances has denounced what he called the deviant forms of religion that he says inspired the paris massacre. in his annual address to foreign ambassador t a the vatican, he called for a anonymous response from the international community to end, in his words, this fundamentalist terrorism. world leaders did come together in paris on sunday linking arms before the outpouring of
millions of french citizens rallying for freedom of expression in defiance of the killers. on their minds, too, how to prevent such attacks at home. >> have we got everything we need to respond to these sordsts of attacks. that is the obvious question that the whole british public wants to know that the government is asking day after day. >> reporter: security in the uk has been stepped up since the attacks, but there's a question mark over how wide the net should be spread especially in light of the french admission that surveillance was dropped on some of the suspects last year and this morning's confirmation that the attackers' accomplice hayat boumediene, did get away crossing the border from turkey into syria on thursday. among the measures agreeded in westminster today, future security exercises should include scenarios similar to the incidents in paris, to help guard against copy cat attacks elsewhere. phillipa thomas, bbc news.
>> reporter: it's interesting, though, i think there is a renewed confidence here among the french people. some before yesterday's march were apprehensive about the security situation. but i think the march really gave them a real sense of power, that so many people turned out. and when i asked them were you surprised at how many numbers have come out, this whole constellation of ages religions, and nationalities, and they said no. what is the overriding principle here is the freedom of expression, and not to be cowed by extremism. and one little detail, the french police here who are not always revered and praised for the difficult job they have we were on a balcony and as you looked up at the rooftops you'd see armed police and police marksmen lining the route as well. and as these hundreds of thousands of people walked down the boulevard and they looked up and saw that there was a policeman up there, they all
applauded and whistled and supported them. and one policeman then saluted the crowd below, who went absolutely wild and euphoric about this and said thank you, mr. policeman, thank you for helping us and the french people i'm speaking to here say, that is quite something. for the french police to be cheered like that after such a terrible week. >> powerful emotions. tim, thanks very much indeed. tim wilcox in paris. to nigeria now, where catholic archbishop ignatius kaigama has called for the world to show the same sort of resolve that we've been witnessing against militant islamists in france, to stop the advance of boko haram. well, his comments came as two female suicide bombers struck a crowded market on sunday in the northeastern state killing at least four other people and injuring more than 40 others. we can just hear what he had to say.
>> not just when it happens in europe, but when it happens in nigeria and niger and cameroon and any other country that we mobilize our international resources and confront the people who bring such sadness to many families. >> well that's the archbishop with his perspective. i'm joined in the studio now by daniel layer, a west africa analyst for the charity amnesty international. i just wonder we've got a catalog of utterly appalling events here. a 10-year-old girl being used for a suicide bombing. are we just becoming more aware as to what boko haram is up to because it's not new, is it? or are they getting worse in your eyes? >> you're right, these attacks aren't new, but they have been getting worse. our findings indicate that the last week's attack last week in
nigeria was the deadliest attack by boko haram so far. >> hundreds were killed in that particular attack? >> yes, the eyewitnesss we've spoken suggest that hundreds people. boko haram went house to house, pulling out young men of fighting age and killing them in the streets. >> what are you expecting to change there? we're hearing archbishop saying we need international help to deal with this. from an amnesty perspective, what can be done by the international community on what is clearly a national issue still? >> that's really a question for the nigerian government and the international community. but what's clear is more needs to be done to protect civilians. last year we found more than 40,000 people were killed by boko haram. the overwhelming majority of whom are civilians. these are war crimes and crimes against humanity. >> is there anything to suggest that boko haram has interest in operating on a wider sphere beyond nigeria? >> we've already seen attacks
over the border into cameroon in fact, many schools in northern cameroon have closed as a result of boko haram attacks. so yes, the conflict is spreading. >> we can go back, for example, bring back our girls, the schoolgirls who were kidnapped. a huge campaign to do something about that on social media, which then gradually fizzled away, as these things do and the issue has never been resolved. where does the blame lie for that? >> well unfortunately, the incident that happened isn't an isolated incident. abductions by boko haram have been a consistent feature of the conflict. in november, more than 100 people were kidnapped by boko haram in northeastern nigeria and we saw further kidnappings at the end of december of last year. so really this problem is still going on and more needs to be done to end the abductions. >> and you have to point a finger at the government not doing enough? >> we've already seen the
government say that it wants to launch an operation to take back bagr. however, boko haram remains in control of more than 20 major towns in northeastern nigeria, and only a few of those towns were recaptured later by the government. so really more needs to be done. >> daniel thanks very much. daniel eyre from amnesty international. indonesian officials have recovered the flight data recorder from the air asia plane that plunged into the java sea last month. that's the latest step forward in trying to work out what caused the crash. the cockpit voice recorder has also been located, but it's still lodged under heavy wreckage. divers are doing what they can to free it. now this report from jakarta. >> reporter: a major breakthrough in the search to find some answers, as to why the air asia plane crashed into the java sea. this is the aircraft's flight data recorder dug out from the bottom of the sea, beneath the plane's wing. the machine records whether the plane stalled during its flight
how much fuel it had, and what altitude it was flying at. the flight data recorder will now be handed to indonesia's aircraft verdicts, who will be scouring the data on it, to figure out why the plane crashed. >> the flight data recorder is good but if the memory inside a broken chip. but from our experience that these flight data recorders can be opened and they can be read in good condition. but this is my experience but let's see today or tonight or tomorrow. >> reporter: but divers are still searching for the cockpit voice recorder. officials believe they know where it is based on strong signals the box is emitting. but there's been no visual identification of it yet. contained in the cockpit voice recorder, the conversations of those on board, moments before the plane went down.
these details will be invaluable for the relatives of those on board the ill-fated flight. it's now been two weeks since the air asia plane plunged into the java sea, killing all 162 people on board. it's been a grueling wait for families, anxious to find any answers as to why this plane went down. the discovery of this flight data recorder will hopefully provide some important clues and give them some semblance of closure. now, a court in egypt has acquitted 26 men charged with debauchery after they were arrested by police looking for gay men in a cairo public bathhouse. this trial has been seen as part of a new campaign by the authorities against the gay community in egypt. well sally nabil is in cairo. >> reporter: this verdict brings
a sigh of relief not only for the defendants but for a lot of human rights activists. this case in particular has caught public opinion, not just because these 26 membern have been arrested, but also because of the way they have been arrested and they have been secretly filmed by one of the local tv channels. they have put brought half-naked in front of everybody. millions of people have watched the tv recording by one of the journalists working for this local tv channel. so it has been a scandal. these people they were not only arrested, but they have been scandalized as well. so today's ruling brings a lot -- brought a lot of jubilation for their families for the defendants themselves and also for human rights activists in egypt. what you have to understand is that the lawyer of the defendant said that he is going to sue both the tv channel that secretly filmed his defense, and the police officer who arrested him. >> so is this more sally, about
the manner of their arrest the way in which this was all handled, or is there, do you think, a suggestion that the government's attitude is not as hardline as people have suggested? >> reporter: it's both of them together. it's the fact that they have been arrested for committing debauchery and we have to know that egyptian law does not explicitly incriminate homosexuality. so human rights activists have been saying that sexual orientation is a matter of personal choice, it falls under the category of personal freedom, so they shouldn't be behind bars for the facts they were gays if they were gays. and on the other hand the way they have been treated has been pretty scandalous. actually, this comes within a broader picture of what human rights activists have been saying, that the government, as you said, has been taking a hard line. again, a lot of people who dare to be different or who are defendants, not just politically, but also from a
social perspective. but generally speaking, here in egypt, homosexuality remains a social and a religious taboo, both for muslims and christians inside the country. >> sally, thank you very much, indeed. sally nabil in cairo. now, lebanese security forces have raided the country's largest prison where islam militants are being held. intercepted phone calls are said to link inmates near the jail in beirut to two suicide bombings in tripoli over the weekend that killed at least nine people. this overcrowded prison has become a hotbed of extremism. the bbc's corrine tobey joins frus beirut. can you just explain how this all came about? >> reporter: well the security operation is still underway in the early hours of the day, and lead forces in the police entered the block "b" of the prison. this block "a" is notorious in
lebanon. it is known to be the place where islamist people arrested in lebanon, those who are labeled as the most dangerous, are kept. apparently the operation is still underway and the aim of it is to confiscate all communication devices with these prisoners and also to disperse them and to put them in different buildings and not keep them united in one place. >> okay carine thank you very much, indeed. we'll keep across that as carine was saying it's an ongoing operation there. stay with us here on bbc world news. still to come it is the first day back for pupils and teachers at the school where the taliban killed more than 140 people. but sometimes work can get in the way. now capella university offers flexpath, a revolutionary new program that allows you to earn a degree at your pace and graduate at the speed of you. flexpath from capella university.
news. i'm david eades. the latest headlines. the french government has said it's mobilizing 10,000 troops to protect key areas of the country after three days of attacks last week. one of the flight data recorders from an air asia plane that crashed into the java sea more than two weeks ago has now been recovered. pupils and teachers have gone back for a new term at the school in the pakistani city in peshawar, where at least 150 people were killed in a taliban attack last month. the ceremony is being held inside the army public school to remember those who died. our correspondent, shamir khalil, spoke with one of these students, who was at the school in peshawar during the attack. >> reporter: the students across pakistan have come back to school today, after the emergency winter holidays. it's been almost a month since the attack on the army public schools, and the students there have also come back. i'm here with one of them. welcome back to school.
>> thank you very much. it's good to be back and so much happy to come back here. >> reporter: so tell me what it was like being back? >> it was kind of emotional, initially. but all of those kids you know it brought much of the happiness back seeing that they're doing very well. and those that were injured, they're recovering well. so it sort of elevated everyone and made everyone happy. >> reporter: more than three weeks ago, we were standing in front of the gates of your school. you were quite emotional, understandably. tell me how you feel now. >> i feel very much beat up again. even at that time i was feeling very strong. we wanted to get back in and now we have the opportunity. the fight is pretty much on and what we have is defense, with which we will fight war. >> reporter: describe to me your feeling after you went through the gates of the school for the first time the attack. >> quite emotional. i broke into tears. the things we saw that day, they all jumped on us but we managed
to hold ourselves and managed to smile for the people who are there for us. so it was on and off, but, yeah i'm still happy. >> reporter: were you at all worried before coming back to school? >> not at all. we were not at all worried. we were very excited last night. just a little bit emotional, that was because of what happened. but we are very happy to come back here. >> reporter: what happens next? classes resume as normal? >> yeah initially, but yeah classes would room. >> reporter: thank you so much for speaking with me and welcome back to school. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: well, that's the message coming from students and their parents, despite the worries andfears, they're determined to come back to school. because they say if the classes remain closed then the militants will have succeeded. now to china, state media say six people have been shot dead in the western region of xinjiang. local reports describe them as a
group of thugs who were trying to detonate explosives. well, china is engaged in a tough security campaign right now in the region. in the last two years, hundreds of people have been killed in violence which beijing blames on the minority muslim population. >> reporter: according to to a very brief report residents spotted a suspicious-looking man who was attempting to detonate a device. they alerted the police, according to the state media. when the police appeared though, the man attempted to attack them with an ax and they then shot him to death. five other individuals appeared who had explosives reportedly strapped to their bodies. they then tried to light those explosives, but police also shot them to death. police then found another set of explosives in a van parked nearby. however, it's really important to note that information coming out of xinjiang is very tightly
controlled and we have not been able to verify any other accounts of this story, other than this very brief report that was published by the chinese state media. now, bollywood films have become one of india's biggest exports and their stars are now recognized all over the world. their global popularity has led to the films being dubbed into an array of different languages. those song and dance spectaculars have become particularly popular in africa. one man spotted their potential maybe 30 years ago when he traveled to settle in senegal. here's his story. >> my age is now 52 years. i was born in calcutta in india, and arrived here in senegal, on my bike in 1987. so i started my bicycle tour in 1982. we called it a peace mission.
there are two indian young boys are going on business by bicycle. in five years time i have covered almost by bicycle, according to my meter, 98,000 kilometers. i have to promote friendship. so i came here to here in senegal and found the people they are interesting with the cultural activities and i reach my plan. i am doing a small business dvds and this. i have a lot of music, but i think that altogether they are almost 1,500 indian audio cassettes. almost all of my is going to buy this. i opened my school so write
teaching them they dance, indian dancers. i have to teach them the indian languages. when you see some senegal people dancing indian dance, it is very nice very good. they are finding some of the community with our indian culture and senegal culture. some people didn't know the language, but they were attracted, from my heart, i feel that it's very nice to have different people different culture, but we are together and we are the same. >> rehearsals are led by our instructor sonia, which teaches a dance. after work i go to rehearsals. dancing is something i love doing. wherever i'm not in a good mood i listen to indian music. this calms me down. music entertains me. i can listen to indyi indy music all day. >> my feeling for india, it's
always with me. i don't waste anything because i feel like i have created my india here in senegal. that's the ideal for my inspiration. >> hoaroray for bollywood and thanks for watching bbc world news. you want an advanced degree, but sometimes work can get in the way. now capella university offers flexpath, a revolutionary new program that allows you to earn a degree at your pace and graduate at the speed of you. flexpath from capella university.
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hello. i'm lucy hawkings. our top stories, an unprecedented deployment of france's security forces to protect the country's sensitive sites. 15,000 police will guard jewish schools and places of worship, as the country remains on high alert. >> i'm jim wilcox live in paris. that announcement comes as the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, visits the kosher supermarket, where four jewish hostages were killed last week. a step closer to discovering what happened onboard