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hello, you're watching gmt on "bbc news." i'm david eades. a white police officer shoots a black man in south carolina and this time the police officer is charged with murder. the video was shot by a passerby and the police officer is in jail and at fist said he felt threaten threatened. >> we all saw the video and know the truth. without the video, would we have just gone on the reported?
but we do know the truth now. what does russia's prime minister and greece have in common? we'll find out what they're talking about. is this the scene of the biggest heist in history, still trying to find out how much thieves got away after broking into the vault of london's jewelry corner. what could be the biggest deal of the year? >> it is an energy buyout the biggest takeover in the oil world in a decade. shell is buying britain's bg group for 70$70 billion. we will find out if the big slump in oil prices means more takeovers and whether or not this is the new model for the energy industry. it's midday here in london
7:00 a.m. in washington and south carolina, where a white police officer has shot dead a 50-year-old black man. this time, he's already been charged with murder because the shooting incident was videod by a passerby. it appears to show quite clearly that the officer fired repeated repeatedly at the man, whose back was turned as he was running away. after the eighth shot he fell to the ground. as soon as investigators in north charleston viewed the video they arrested michael slager. you may find some of the images in the report disturbing. >> reporter: it was a video hastily recorded by a passerby. it's led to a police officer being charged with murder. on the eighth shot, 50-year-old walter scott fell to the ground. watch again. he appears unarmed and is running away. mr. scott had been stopped for having a broken brake light. he died here, the latest killing of an african-american man by a white police officer.
the policeman, michael slager 33, said he felt threatened. he explained his actions over the radio. >> shots fired. subject is down. he grabbed my taser. >> but the video made the difference. >> as a result of that video and the bad decision made by our officer, he will be charged with murder. >> now, michael slager is in prison at a time of heightened public attention over similar shootings, the police made a point of releasing the footage of him being charged. there was an outcry from mr. scott's family after the shooting on saturday, when the policeman claimed he acted within the guidelines. >> he needs to know that wasn't an animal that he killed, he was my son.
>> reporter: mr. scott's family welcomed the police officer's arrest. don't want to see any one get shot down the way that my brother got shot down. we've all seen the video. if there wasn't a video, would we know the truth? or would we have just gone with this report earlier. we do know the truth now. >> the fbi and the justice department are also investigating exactly what happened. this time, the authorities have moved swiftly in south carolina, but, still, the public reaction has been to ask, would they have acted if it hadn't been caught on video? "bbc news," los angeles. i'm joined now from new york city by a volunteer with communityies united for police reform organization in the united states. thanks very much indeed for joining us. i guess that's the key, isn't it? it's the video. >> it's totally the video. one of the projects we do is cop
watch, where we train our residents to videotape from a safe distance police interaction interactions. we believe, more than body cams it will be citizens that have to capture what's really happening in the street. >> this is one incident one case. how powerful, as a message, do you think this could be in terms of dealing with police relations with their communities? >> this is one incident where we see someone shot in this manner but lots of incidents have been caught on videotape, unnecessary beatings, all kinds of unnecessary arrests and aggressive behavior by police. i think it allows for us to have an honest conversation about what's really going on. as we see in this report this police officer did as well as others the truth is not there. in order for us to have any kind of discussion around a relationship, you have to have an honest talk and these videos
allow us to have an honest talk. >> we are seeing cases where police cameras are coming into play where police themselves will be videoing what they do and when. isn't that perhaps a better way a ahead? because that is at least regulated rather than whoever might be anywhere happens to grab a bit of video? >> yes. that's -- we're not against them record recording. what happens to many families it's been difficult to get that video footage. even today, there are incidents not where people have been killed but families that we're working with where it can take months and even a year to actually get the video footage from the police officer. this is where we think it is really important for people individuals in the street when they see something that doesn't look right, see police encounters and videotape them because this is intermediate. we were able -- is immediate.
we were able to get the image of eric garner strangled on the streets of staten island because of people standing around. that's really important. >> thanks for joining us. this is a story which has had a huge impact in the u.s. but in the further field as well that mobile video leading ultimately to the arrest of the police officer, his charges of murder and social media sites, twitter, facebook you know it have all been at it. our social media director is here. let's have a look at the heat map, as we call it. i imagine that grew pretty quickly. >> that's right. >> the #walterscott the individual involved in this has been trending worldwide and trending over the past 12 hours. i think we can have a look how it trended. started off in south carolina. i think we can see it here yes and then it grows and grows across the world. that is still trending worldwide alongside of quite a lot of
other hashtags. this particular hashtag has already been tweeted 270,000 times. i think we can expect that to grow as the u.s. wakes up. >> you keep talking about other hashtags as well. what are people taking on as the moniker, symbol in terms of the hashtag for what this represents? >> we had the hash#walterscott. one other we've seen as resurgence in this case is black lives matter starting to trend. as we look back as your previous guest mentioned other high profile instances where black men have been shot dead for example the michael brown case in ferguson that's when we first saw that hashtag start to make an appearance. that's starting to end trend as well. another one, when you look at these hashtags like the one "i can't breathe" with the eric garner case in new york last year as well. it's interesting to look at the
language being used and i've always seen #justiceforwalter seen #justiceforwalterscott, starting to trend. >> powerful campaigning tool. what about reaction just coming through the likes of twitter? >> there's quite a few topics for discussion. a lot -- a lot of tweets about this. if we can look at one tweet here which says unarmed back turned still killed. don't let any one not see this tonight and includes the video widely shared. another man tweeted again, link linking to high profile cases, trayvon martin michael brown, the list goes on when will the senseless killing finally mark change. another talking point is about the video itself the fact this video has been shared on social media. what would have happened if this video hasn't been taken or action police might have taken had it not appeared on social
media. >> we can get media response as well now from steve, the correspondent for the news. right now at the detention center. thanks for joining us. it's difficult from here to imagine what sort of reaction and what sort of response and intensity of it coming off the back of this video. >> reporter: i can tell you among police officers here the response is one of heartbreak. the police chief here called in most of the officers to actually break the news to them in person about this arrest. across the country, the response is outrage. a very strong sense that had this video not been recorded that justice may never have been sought in this case. there's a lot of concern about this especially with all the attention focused on the shootings in this country in the wake of shooting of michael brown in ferguson missouri.
>> we heard about the references to other what we might call court celebs over the last 18 months or so i guess it will be very difficult to contain this from a policeing perspective as a one off incident isn't it? >> reporter: you know i think there's going to be a strong sense put forward by police here this one officer doesn't speak for the majority. but there are serious questions about police work in this country and a push by the family of this victim in this case for example, for more police to wear body cameras and for more dashcam cameras in police squad cars in this country, so that incidents are recorded and actually able to be seen in full light. >> what is the time frame now for the officer himself? he's charged with murder. what happens next? >> reporter: he already had a court appearance where there was
bond that was discussed and that bond was denied. he'll have another court appearance where there will be a discussion of bond and at some point he will enter a plea in this case and then the wheels of justice slow down a little bit as it takes prosecutors a little bit to gather their case and prepare for what could be a trial. in this case one other important point to note because this charge is murder this officer could face the death penalty here in this country. >> steve, thank you very much indeed. from abc in north charleston. let's catch up on some other stories for you now. candles have been lit at a site in northern iraq where hundreds massacred by islamic state militants are thought to have been buryied. mass graves discovered on the outskirts of tikrit overrun by the extremists in june of last year. the u.s. speeding up delivery of weapons to saudi
arabia fighting houthis and they have taken over large parts of the country. in their latest air-raids, coalition warplanes have struck at a houthi military installation in the southern province. mexican officials say 15 police officers have been killed and another 15 ambushed. the new generation is suspected of carrying out this attack. thanks for being with us on "gmt." still to come on "bbc world news," what is it like to reach the top of the world? as the climbing season on mt. everest gets under way, we hear from those who have done it. you tap the bumper of a station wagon. no big deal... until your insurance company jacks up your rates. you freak out. what good is having insurance if you get punished for using it? hey insurance companies, news flash. nobody's perfect.
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his country's standing in eurozone is hanging in the balance and has to pay the international money fund almost half a billion dollars and he's visiting the western countries in case his country should fail. >> reporter: a long shared history of greece and russia the orthodox faith is part of that. more important perhaps the people here in this old athens church, than for the concerned atheist who leads the greek government. even with this country teetering on the financial brink in europe, there are limits to what it can athieve elsewhere. >> even moscow and beijing do realize that greece is of more value if it is part of eurozone. >> i don't see the greek government despite its difficult financial situation,
asking for a loan from russia. >> reporter: as he arrives at the kremlin, what does alexis tsipras himself believe while the eu locks horn with russia over ukraine. there are certainly some european suspicions of an implied threat. if eurozone won't be more lenient with greece in its hour of need perhaps there are others that might be. one thing mr. tsipras would like to achieve easeing of damageing russian embargo on fruit exports in response to moscow's eu sanctions. any kind of separate greek deal with russia won't go down well in brussels or berlin. in this athens market -- >> it's very good. time to go to russia. right. we are not enemies with russia. other people make greece to take this decision.
>> reporter: so the visit to moscow will be presented here at home as evidence of this is a government that does things different differently. elsewhere in europe, mr. tsipras seems to be cozying up to president putin, allowing him to play divide and rule. that will be regarded as deeply unhelpful at a time no one can be quite sure where relations between the eu and russia are heading. >> let's have a look at the more realistic discussions about what on earth mr. tsipras is doing there. the russian embargo on greek fruits the tourism obviously the damage to tourism for greece, in terms of russians come ing over. do you think those are areas there could be some negotiations? >> so far just speculation.
there are talks russia could lift one corner of the blanket embargo of anything food-like from europe. this will bring back 35 million euro profits from greece. if mr. tsipras comes home with this kind of agreement he will be greeted very warmly. the tourism will operate in similar quantityies. nothing comparable to the amount greece needs to put on the table in front of its creditors. so far, we have no indications any particular concrete statements are planned for today's meeting. >> chris morris talked about the bit of divide and rule perhaps the russian approach at the moment. i understand that maybe a similar approach might be taken with hungary and sicyprus. can you see a policy developing here? >> moscow would love to have a european leader speaking publicly against the european sanctions in june.
absolutely very useful. we know that to the european unity is under some strain. the hungarian leader as you said, is publicly against the sanctions and mr. tsipras, again, is one of the leaders when talking about useless sanctions, he called it a dead-end. a very big question whether mr. tsipras will keep to his position in june when it's discussed in brussels. >> very interesting stuff. thanks very much indeed. let's stay on the russian theme for a moment. one of the two russians ah speck of the killing in london there at the spy may have accidentally poisoned himself. making the remark at a news conference in moscow where he confirmed he's ready to give evidence by video link to a british inquiry. >> reporter: on the 16th of october, upon arriveing at the in
infamous restaurant he told me he wouldn't eat anything the previous night because he had been vomiting the night before as never before and even called a doctor and ambulance. thought to have escaped with a haul of jewelry and cash in the hatton and garden area of london over the easter weekend. a vast haul. 70 deposit boxes had been broken into and the vault contains hundreds of such boxes used mostly by jewelers and gold dealers to keep their stock. >> reporter: the alarm was raised just after 8:00 this morning. forensic teams and detectives spent their time at the safe deposit building in the basement vault where raiders using heavy cutting equipment broke in and helped themselves to the safety
deposit boxes inside. hatton garden is the center of the uk garden trade, but following the u.s. passover many traders would have put their own unmounted diamonds in security boxes for safe-keeping. now, they say they're waiting to hear if they've been lucky or not? not. >> not hearing until tomorrow afternoon. >> reporter: how are you feeling about that? >> not very happy. they could have told us today. people will go home really worried they've got their stuff taken. >> reporter: in 1987 customers had a similar weight when valuables worth 60 million pounds were stolen from this safe deposit vault. the timing of this raid and the way it was carried out suggest familiar with security measures in place and workings of the jewelry trade. in the early stages of the investigation, any who's been inside the vault, with the staff or customers, will be un ser
suspicion. 12 years ago a thief escaped with 1.5 million pounds after breaking into six box business at the hatton garden safe deposit. this weekend's raiders may have escaped with millions more. "bbc news." >> okay. the annual climbing season is getting under way at mt. everest base camp a year after the largest recorded loss of life. most exspydations planned for 2014 had to be canceled after killing 16. in the 62 years since it was first conquered, more than 3,000 people have made to it the summit of mt. everest, the highest point on earth. over the next few weeks, the bbc will be documenting life at everest base camp. we spoke to three people how it felt for their first experience on top of the world. >> being on the top of the summit was so weird because i imagined i would get to the top and punch the air a great
crescendo of music and helicopter following me around. the reality was i fell to my knees. the feeling was this tidal wave of relief. all that worry for two years, will i make it? looking up at the summit from base camp and thinking i'll be the luckiest person in the world if i ever stand up there and actually be there, it was just like this relief and disbelief. i remember thinking there's no time to celebrate as well. we've got to get back down now. it was mixed emotions, really. >> on reaching the summit, i had already two successive years got to within 300 meters in height of the summit. it was extremely good on the third attempt, doing the extra 300 meters. the only problem was the camera which was meant to record this for the charity that we were working for did not work because there wasn't enough light when we got to the summit. i told the sherper we must wait
to get the camera working for the summit shot and he said, no, no, must not linger up here. bad for the reputation of the sherper if a tourist dies and they want to get you down as quickly as possible. we had to wait for three hours and got very cold indeed until the camera eventually froze and didn't work and some other bloke came up and took a photo. >> it was a long time ago now, my first ascent, 2004. i was going up with henrik norbrik. he's dead now and died in an avalanche a few years later. we were the first of the year to get out there. he was so nice, he had been there previously. he held back just a little bit. the last 20, 30, 40 yards, i was on my own. i remember turning around and he
wasn't there. there he is on your shoulder the whole time and he wasn't there. for a few brief moments i had the summit to myself. how do you put something like that, something which is so emotionally overwhelming, so sublime, the whole of the planet, the whole of the planet beneath your feet? >> there aes's a question. coming up propaganda wars in ukraine.
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>> hello. thanks for joining us. the battle for information has played a significant role in the ukraine conflict both sides accuseing one another of manipulateing the media. in the off air rebel held don donetsk region they rely on russian television. looking at the success of the cease-fire deal signed in february we have one russian tv report. >> reporter: very keen to find out what happened to that 10-year-old child, russian networks are widely reporting she has been killed in the shelling.
>> reporter: you get used to lies in this war but sometimes this cynicism, like right now, it's just mind-boggling because people we talked to believe that a child has died. that's the sort of information that they get that fuels hatred that drives this war. pakistan's christians make up less than 2% of the country's predominantly muslim population. most converted to escape their low cast status and many live in poor neighborhoods with bad sanitation and no electricity. some of them have been the target of blassphemy accusations and attacks on churches in pakistan have claimed hundreds of lives. one occurred in an area that
killed 15 people last month. our reporter has been there to see how the christian community is copeing. >> reporter: praying for peace and for those who died in the suicide bombings. this is a community still in grief. at the sunday mass of christchurch, the attack is still heavy on people's minds. it's especially difficult for this 15-year-old. her father died when he stopped the suicide bomber from coming into the church. >> translator: it is really strange to be here without my dad. we were all here in the church together the day of the attack and now my family is incomplete. i'm proud of him because he saved so many lives but i also miss him a lot. >> reporter: the violence that broke out after the bombings have shown a community which was angry and on edge. two men were burned to death by a mob who suspected they were connected to the attacks.
dozens were arrested in this aftermath of the riots. this reverend the kris church vick car, insists the community condemns these killings but also spoke of the frustration among christians. >> translator: we deal with discrimination on a daily basis. christians can't get decent jobs because of their religion. hate is spread against us. when people fear such relentless inequality and abuse they finally let their emotions go. that's why the mob mentality that day. >> reporter: we contacted the pakistanian government for a response and granted an interview however officials repeatedly failed to show up despite our calls and declined to give us a written statement. members of pakistan's christian community have long complained they're targeted by extremists and abandoned by their own
government not just in big attacks in the latest one, also feel quite vulnerable to blasphemy accusations, which is a capital crime here, because of this, many christians will tell you fear has become a part of their daily lives. for this 21-year-old and her sister, these realities are constantly on their minds. >> my father advised me, don't talk to your friend about their religion and don't discuss religion while you are sitting in the school. >> reporter: what about your future? do you see a future for yourselves in pakistan? >> i don't see any future for myself as a pakistan woman, but i do love my country and i want to be a part of its prosperity but i don't think that it might be possible. >> reporter: this attack is not the first of its kind and many fear it won't be the last, yet another tragic reminder how vulnerable christian families are here in pakistan.
"bbc news." now, we have scraped aaron off the catwalk and dumped him in a comfy chair to peruse about the mega deal. >> i'm too old for the catwalk. the large bg group is being brought for nearly 70$70 billion. if it goes ahead, it will be the biggest merger of energy in a decade and give access to markets like egypt and brazil. the collapse on oil prices has brought the brakes on exploration for shell. bg recently wrote down the value of its oil and gas assets by 9$9 billion due, of course, to the slump in the oil prices. i dragged our business editor out from his desk as well into the business studio. is it getting really tough for
energy companies to make money? is this a partnership to save money? >> it will be ultimately. it's part of the reasoning. the other reasoning is if you look at the oil market some businesses have suffered more than others. bg group, for profit warnings had to write down the value of its assets hugely. it's really struckled with the lower oil price and lower gas price. shell, slightly differently, yes, it has struggled with the oil and gas price. it has a very strong business petro refined products and downstream you're helped by a low oil price because your profit margins get a bit more healthy. so shell, bp are in actually a strong position, they're the predator predators. the prey become the bg groups. bg groups share price have gone down from 13 pounds in 2014 to 9 pounds now, so they have become a takeover target.
shell has decided it is easier to buy access to new resources than try and find it it sl. it's been exploreing alaska and haven't found any recoverable reserves yet. this deal will mean as you said brazil egypt, australia as well, bg got a big business in australia and the hunt for energy. >> they buy into that. i'm wondering. you said some companies have suffered more than others. do you mean this is the start of a trend we could see big oil majors looking at other targets? >> it could be. you look at the type of businesses where the share price prices fallen, exploration like 20% down and shell oil and premiere oil, these businesses without major downstream bits could possibly become more of a target for exxonmobils, for the bps and shell. now, bp has its own problems with what's happened in the gulf of mexico and russia.
bp not as strong as it maybe would have been. yes, shell has shown that if you can get the right deals with these exploreation focused business that can be good for your business. synergy, cost saveings massive, big overlap. shell and oil, although an oil and gas company, gas is now more than 50% of its business. bg group is a massive liquid natural gas business. it is the biggest supplier to china, one of the biggest grow growing markets shell wants good access to. >> a good deal it sounds like especially for shell. briefly one last question one of the big problems with the slump in the oil prices we've seen in the industry is exploration investment has almost dried up. deals like this will that give -- will we see them more investment going back into i don't know -- >> shell has cut its investment bg group cut its investment. as you say, we're in a period investment is being cut back.
of course, these are 30 year decision decisions. you have to be making decisions where we will fossil fuel demand be in 30 years. if you go to the latest bp trend trends report for 2050 it says that fossil fuel demand will be far higher than today. though investment is being cut back at the moment because of the low oil price, you have to be think writing is the mine from china, india, south america and 20th, 30th time that demand will go up. the bigger your business more efficient your business the more you can invest in capital projects and hope this will be more investment. >> i will let you go. you've got to work today. our business editor thank you very much. how about this one? if you plan to travel by air, in or through or across france you could be faceinge inging disruption due
to a 48 hour strike by air traffic controllers started today. hundreds of flights have been canceled because the union says it's unhappy about offers made about working conditions and change in retirement plans. it's also called for two more strikes later in the month. here's our correspondent. >> reporter: we should reassure people coming from a long way away from france they will probably not be affected long haul flights to france are okay. it's the medium and short haul affected. if you're traveling long-haul, you shouldn't have a problem and going on as scheduled. but at the local level, at the regional level there are hundreds of cancellations scancellations. ryan air canceled about 250, not from france but france in the middle of europe its airspace important for flights going to
other place, morocco, portugal spain. >> we will keep up with that strike action. we have mega luxury for you now. private jets and yacht makers are in town in london to tap into the number of billionaires that live here. london has more than anywhere else in the world. the likes of mcclaren, aston martin and watch jewelry and fashion brand all going on. what is the benefit of being the home of high net worth individual individuals. with me the publisher from "yacht investor" magazine. we can see some of these babies right here. that one is a super yacht. i'm trying to wonder what this show is about. when you talk about the super rich i'm wondering do the super rich go shopping themselves? >> they go shopping like to visit the boat to buy one,
always better to be on one at sea rather than shipyard. you can't see it in a book you need to be on it. >> they have shows like this in singapore and -- >> shows all over the world. >> they're targeting super rich. >> monaco is the best. ft. lauderdale in the u.s. miami. and around the world. >> do you know why london? what is the attraction for these billionaires to london? >> europe properties -- >> a safe haven? >> yes. >> and london a place you can buy a ship field. >> that's your specialty. we've got them on the screens there and cars as well. your specialty is the super yachts. how is business going in those things? you often wonder and we often hear it's almost like a
competition for these owners right? who has the biggest yacht i'm talking about. is that right? >> yes it is right. it's the large yacht, the biggest one have been booming the last two or three years. just this year there have been 19 on order, 18 been -- >> 19 on order, 18 -- >> 80. >> 8-0. >> 8-0 so far. >> what kind of price range are we talking about? a super yacht is anything over 24 meters long? >> i have my bbc checkbook. what's it going to cost me to buy a super yacht? >> obviously, they're all custom. it depends what you want what you want inside as well. can go from 50$50 million to the latest billion dollar product.
>> are there any concerns we're seeing a slowdown in china, rush russia russia, the economy is in a mess still struggling just brief briefly? >> obviously, there was impact with russia ukraine, the charter situation with renting the yacht during the summer and ukrainian not coming over and russia not showing cash in monaco. otherwise, it's a bullant business. it could be better. >> there's money still out there. the rich got richer let's be frank, during the crisis. >> you're right. >> thank you. good luck with this show from "york investor" magazine. you can get me atback bbc. you can't see me. 50 million, 50 million!
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family. she is the mona lisa of austria, who will fight you to the end for something we believe is ours. >> this is a story about maria altman's struggles, i suppose, to get her family pictures back which belonged in her family. >> the problem was that they had become iconic pictures for vienna. although when they were originally painted they were thought of as being decadent art and in fact the nazi regime really didn't approve of him. so they were put aside. but as time went on, of course, he was recognized to be the great artist that he is. >> they destroyed my family. they killed my friend and they forced me to abandon the people and the places that i lost. i won't let them humiliate me again. >> 100,000 people have now been reunited with their paintings that were stolen during the nazi era. how much of an outrage is stolen art?
>> it's not just stolen art. the art becomes a symbol of a stolen life and stolen memories. >> the film shows a flashback of the nazis sweeping into austria in the late 1930s and the growing light of anti-semitism. i wonder how contemporary the "woman in gold" is to what you think of the woman in europe? the >> that story is always relevant. there's never a year it's not relevant because it's always happening to one community or another in the world. unfortunately, it's the nature of human behavior to demonize the other, because actually, it's all to do with finance and economics, really. i think that's why it's always important to remind ourselves what the reality of that is. >> people see a masterpiece by one of austria's finest artists.
but i see a picture of my aunt, a woman who used to talk to me about life. >> i love the fact that this film is about maria, a wonderful female lead to play. do you still feel there's not enough female lead stories to play out there? >> i've always said make sure there are great roles for women to play in life. as night follows day, that will become reflected in drama. that's what we have to argue about and fight for, that's what i believe, anyway. >> do you like the fact that a lot of women think that you're very sexy? >> i don't think sexy is such an important thing, honestly. you know, what does it mean? attractive, i can understand. there are people -- maybe that's the word i'm looking for, attractive, in the sense of personality, there's a charm, there's a you know, you know, you meet people, you say, i like
them, they're nice. free us from all of that, for god's sake. liberate us from that. liberate us from sexy and from beautiful. >> helen mirren there. talk about liberateing, precision flying his name is sebastien, there he is dropping out of an aircraft heading for a very specific target you will see in a minute. enjoy these pictures extraordinary scenery. what he was trying to do was not just take in the view but aim for a very specific target a couple of his associates helped to set up as he hurtled head headlong down towards earth you see that target coming up draw drawing in closer closer hold your breath here it comes. wow. smack straight into -- i have no
idea how he achieved that. looked like superman carried on his way through the target heading eventually to bring himself to a relatively gentle land. i suggest to you leave it to the daredevil. what a way to end "gmt" here on "bbc world news." thanks for being with us. pr icline ne-go-ti-a-tor! 60% off! 40! 60! 40! 60! 40! 40! 60! trust me, they can't say 'no' to me. i've been doing this for 20 years... can i get an upgrade? trust me, and you'll never overpay again. seriously? i'm trusting you. exclusive hotel deals up to 60% off. priceline.com.
crusher: bridge officer's log, stardate 47611.2. dr. beverly crusher reporting. we have rendezvoused with counselor troi's shuttlecraft. she has just returned from a three-day class reunion on starbase 231. send a message to commander data and inform him of our delay. aye, sir. deanna, welcome back! thank you. i was just reporting in. i didn't expect to find anyone up except data. data's away on assignment. a federation deep-space probe went off course and crashed on barkon iv. some of the material in the casing was radioactive so data was sent to recover it before it could contaminate the biosphere.
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