tv Beyond 100 Days BBC News January 31, 2019 7:00pm-8:01pm GMT
you're watching beyond 100 days. temperatures hit record lows in america's midwest as millions are warned to stay indoors. schools are closed, flights cancelled and the deep freeze has many dreaming of any relief. the polar votex maintains its deadly grip on the midwest. we're in chicago, where the bitter cold is threatening lives. the windy city has become the wind—chill city, and while temperatures have risen a little, it is still painfully cold across america's midwest. he was an early backer of president trump. now chris christie has some more advice for the white house. he needs to hit a reset button. he cannot make up the mistakes that we re cannot make up the mistakes that were made before. also on the programme: the british foreign secretary says extra time may be needed to finalise plans for brexit, though other senior ministers remain on message that the uk is focused on leaving the union on time. plus, a cautionary tale about getting a tattoo. how one pop superstar got it seriously wrong when inking her palm
in a foreign language. hello and welcome. i'm jane o'brien in washington, nuala mcgovern is in london. america's midwest remains in the grip of an extreme blast of arctic cold. the polar vortex, which is now pushing east, has caused at least a dozen deaths since saturday. but forecasters say it should lose some of its bite by the weekend. temperatures as low as —40 celsius were recorded yesterday in minnesota. people have been warned to go outside only if necessary as even a few minutes of skin exposure could cause frostbite. chris buckler has this report. chicago stands surrounded by ice and snow. people here are used to cold
weather. these are temperature seen only once in a generation. the windy city has become the wind—chill city. tosa been frozen twice. it is brutally cold. you can actually see frost on your eyelashes! what does it feel like? it is cold, they froze and closed a couple of times. across america's midwest, temperatures have dropped far below freezing. a huge pa rt dropped far below freezing. a huge part of the us court in a polar vortex. it has pushed arctic air down from the north pole and lest many places colder than the antarctic. people have been doing their own small science experiments to see for themselves just how cold it is, including this. i have got boiling water in this flask, and as soon as i throw it into the cold air, it simply freezes. further
north, some of niagara falls is frozen. in chicago, they have been using boats to break through the sheets of ice that cover the river here. rail tracks have also been set on fire, just to keep some services running. this is a bitter cold that has already left some people dead. the frozen beauty of these conditions should not distract from the dangers. and we can speak to chris live now from chicago, where he's braving the temperatures for us. iamso i am so sorry, but that looks miserable! how are people coping? it really is. the truth is, it is painfully cold. the extremities of my painfully cold. the extremities of d painfully cold. the extremities of my body are called, my fingers and cold. but people are getting on with it. when you talk to people in chicago, they are used to bitter winters, but this is something
different. it is colder than some of them have ever experienced before and although some people went to work today, many other state. this place is still surrounded by snow. to give you an idea of how cold it is, we brought a wet t—shirt out a couple of minutes ago, this is it now, it is completely frozen! as a result of these cold conditions. now, it is completely frozen! as a result of these cold conditionslj am result of these cold conditions.” am taking a look there. i like you have a green t—shirt because the chicago river, they make it green every st patrick's day! but how long did that take that t—shirt to freeze? literally 60 seconds. it has got a bit warmer as we speak. last night, the temperature dropped close to -30 night, the temperature dropped close to —30 celsius, it was incredibly cold. at the moment, it is my —20 celsius. you mentioned the river. we
are starting to see cracks in that river, a bit of the water below the sheets of ice that have covered it for the last while. and as things continue here, people arejust trying to get back on track, making sure the roads are clear and making sure the roads are clear and making sure people are kept warm. one of the biggest concerns has been for homeless people who have been out in these conditions. centres were opened specifically for them to give them shelter during the night, and this has led to some people's death. this has been steadily called for chicago, and it is one they are in no hurry to repeat. -- deadly cold. chris, but that had back—up! i was wondering what on earth he was doing with that t—shirt, now i know. as we've mentioned, the cold is is crippling many cities across the us. mchenry, illinois, is one of them, which is wherejennifer hade lives. have you been outside, jennifer? only for like two minutes to let my
dog out to do her business. but that is all! my goodness! how at the door cope? i wish i could have got her boots because she will pick up her back leg or front leg to get out of the snow because we are not used to this wind—chill. the snow because we are not used to this wind-chill. what are you doing? i have a feeling... we talk about snow days when something stops but this has been going on for a number of days. my mum works for cook cou nty of days. my mum works for cook county in downtown chicago, and the building is closed, so she is having a snow day. me, i am able to work from home. so while everybody is sitting at home, cooking and everything, i am still working, so tha nkfully everything, i am still working, so thankfully i have a job that allows me to stay at home. you lot are pretty tough in the midwest. what
does it actually feel like when it drops to that level? can you actually feel the difference between -20 actually feel the difference between —20 and —35? absolutely. i know that tomorrow will be 20 degrees normal, andi tomorrow will be 20 degrees normal, and i am excited, i have never been excited for 20 degrees weather! but it feels like it will be so nice and warm, which boggles my mind because i have never had to deal with this. it has gone down to —50 with the wind—chill and, as soon as you leave the house, it hits you. the only skini the house, it hits you. the only skin i have had exposed is right here when i have my glasses on and when i get inside the house it takes five minutes for it to warm up. when i get inside the house it takes five minutes for it to warm upm is ridiculous. what is the first thing you want to do when this deepfreeze lifts? it is supposed to be a0 degrees this weekend, and i cannot wait to take lillian out for
a two mile walk. she is so cooped up, she is laying here. it sounds like you are ready to go as well for that walk. thank you so much. i probably will not even have a jacket on that day! ridiculous! you still need to wrap up! we are giving everybody advice on what they need to wear between chris and jennifer to wear between chris and jennifer to keep them all warm. now, we want to keep them all warm. now, we want to move to a little idiom from the cold in the midwest, and let's take a little care. a man has gone inside after
defrosting his car, and that is his coupling away, but not him driving it. that is outrageous! off he goes. they have a car already, then they get out of their car and steal his! he isa get out of their car and steal his! he is a couple of seconds in the house, amazing! can you imagine anything like that happening? actually, i can. when i first saw this video a couple of hours ago, it reminded me of what happened to my father outside my childhood home a few years ago. he did the same with a little saucepan of hot water, did the windscreen, came back in, put the windscreen, came back in, put the pot and, close the door, turned around, and the car was gone in 60 seconds. he could not believe his eyes, roared for my mother, the car was gone, and within an hour had been used in a bank robbery! so that
picture i can totally understand. from the cold in the midewest to the heated rhetoric in washington. president trump has been quite vocal today, saying a wall is a wall and casting doubt on whether any compromise can be reached with democrats on border security. it comes with just two and a half weeks left before the prospect of another government shutdown. the political infighting is nothing new but, as governor chris christie points out in his new book, let me finish, the chaos of the last two years may have had its roots at the very beginning. mr christie was an early supporter of the president, and hejoined me a short time. how much of the chaos we see in the white house stems from throwing out your transition plan? 7596 of it. there is a certain amount of chaos
in the white house and especially a white house that has a president who has not been in public office before, but so many of these things we re before, but so many of these things were avoidable. we have set up 30 volumes of information, from white papers on policy proposals, how to implement them and executive orders to the vetting of three people that every cabinet and senior staff position to a day one plan, a 100 day plan and a 200 day plan. and all of those things were thrown out. it was served the president extraordinarily to have a small group of people, and the chaos, especially the early chaos, was indicative of that bad decision. you say in your book in this environment it is almost impossible to catch up. can the president catch up on what can he do to salvage the next two yea rs ? can he do to salvage the next two years? he needs to hit a reset button. i do not think he can make up button. i do not think he can make up the mistakes made before but what you need to do now is get some additionalfolks in you need to do now is get some additional folks in there who have a
lot of governmental experience, especially because we have divided government, who have experience in dealing with the other party in the legislative sense, and help develop a strategy that will move towards progress in the next few years and hopefully re—election because as we know that season has begun. putting it bluntly, who would want thatjob right now? this week, with a worldwide threat assessment, donald trump called his own intelligence chiefs passive and naive on i run, and that they should go back to school, so why would anyone put up with that? because you love your country. but how can they be effective given the toxic forces in the white house? they do not have to deal with the white house. but they do have to deal with the president tweeting. tweets are one thing and actions are another. we had state m e nts actions are another. we had statements on syria from the president about a quick withdrawal, then we had consultations with the
national security advisor, the secretary of state, and that has been slow down now. so i urge everybody, not only at home but around the world, to not only examine the tweets, but also examine the actions. you have said in your book that the trump campaign was too disorganised to collude and that some of the mistakes were as a result of inexperience were just dumb. as a prosecutor, is stupidity as defence? no, but defence to what? or that matters... but why are they lying about that connection to russia? i have got that question in every interview i have done, and here's my theory is a prosecutor. i watched stupid people and bad people lie all the time towards what seem to be no logical end. that is what bad people do. they live. but why does donald trump attract so many of
the amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and on convicted felons, as you describe them? first off, the president has on impulse. they are not fully vetting or reviewing folks. also, he was an outsider, remember, and a lot of our party establishment did not want to be involved and opposed him. and that made the pool that was available smaller than normal. you still talk to him, don't you? yes, he is my friend. but after all you have been through with him? i have a friend who became president of the united states. i have to allow him some leeway to have things happen that under normal circumstances wouldn't. if you would just throw it away, that's not the kind of person i am, iam that's not the kind of person i am, i am loyal that's not the kind of person i am, iam loyaland that's not the kind of person i am, i am loyal and i want to display that loyalty. it is not always been
returned, but what i want everybody to know as i do it because i care about this country, i do it because i have a lot of history with him, andi i have a lot of history with him, and i understand it pretty well, and ifi and i understand it pretty well, and if i thought he was a bad person, i would walk away. thank you very much for joining would walk away. thank you very much forjoining me. great to have an insider's view. president trump is to meet with chinese vice premier liu he shortly as trade talks between the two countries enter their second and final day. the president expressed optimism that a deal will be done by the 1st march deadline, but tweeted no final agreement would be made until he meets the chinese president, xijinping. but on another foreign policy front, the us senate is set to vote shortly on a measure which would warn the president about the dangers associated with a precipitous withdrawal of us forces from places like syria and afghanistan. perhaps the surprising part is that it is sponsored by republican majority leader mitch mcconnell. so is this a sign the senate getting tough with the president? joining us now is ron christie, who served as an advisor
to george w bush. is the senate getting a backbone? absolutely. what we should remind our views as this is called a resolution that has been sponsored by the majority leader who is a republican. the notion that the leader will rebuke the president on foreign policy matters is something that should have everyone sitting up. the first time the republicans are saying no to donald trump are not being very clear that his foreign policy pursuits are not popular with them. in domestic policy may be equally unpopular, the president again weighing in on the funding fora president again weighing in on the funding for a border wall, president again weighing in on the funding fora borderwall, upping the ante, talking about what it would cost not to have a wall. the ante, talking about what it would cost not to have a wallm you go to tijuana and you take down that wall, you will have so many
people coming into our country that nancy pelosi will be begging for a wall. this is no way to negotiate, surely? but the point is, if the president brings this to the brink ofa president brings this to the brink of a shutdown, with the republicans weigh in, given their new—found toughness? yes. the next elections are coming up nearly a third of the senators up for election. a majority are republicans. they do not want to have another unpopular government shutdown when they would like to get re—elected. the line has been drawn, ido re—elected. the line has been drawn, i do not think we will see another shutdown, but the republicans are going to make it very difficult regardless of what the president says and not shut the government backed down. were you surprised that this is the issue of the drawdown of troops that republicans decided to ta ke troops that republicans decided to take a stand on, or does it refer to
a discontent in other places as well? i think it is both, a discontent in other places as well? ithink it is both, actually. there is a strong unease amongst politicians and republicans, at, look at how many people died fighting the war on terror in afghanistan and iraq. we abandon those gains we made or will we allow russia through their actions to take over syria? will russia through their actions to take over syria ? will be russia through their actions to take over syria? will be allow terrorists to have unfettered access to that pa rt to have unfettered access to that part of the world? republicans are looking at this and saying, there is too much at stake from an unexperienced president, and they will not let him run unfettered on these very important issues. with this particular vote though, is it binding if he does get the numbers that mitch mcconnell is looking for? the resolution is not binding so it will not go to the house, they will not vote for it and he will not sign into law but if he does not look at this anything other than a slap in
the face and rebuke from those in his own party who are looking at his foreign policy and saying it is unacceptable, hopefully somebody in the white house will get the message. were they indeed though? the clock is ticking, the 15th of february will be when they will have to make a decision one way or another. we just heard to make a decision one way or another. wejust heard ron to make a decision one way or another. we just heard ron talking about the senate republicans possibly blocking another shutdown and that takes us into a declaration of national emergency territory, very interesting times. italy's economy tipped into recession at the end of last year, according to the latest figures. in the final three months of 2018, the economy shrank by 0.2%. italy's statistics office said agriculture, forestry, fishing and industry had all contributed to the economic downturn, while a rise in net exports failed to offset those declines. the british foreign secretary says that the government might have to seek an extension to the deadline for the country to leave the european union, which isjust over eight weeks away.
jeremy hunt said getting a deal was still clearly possible, if challenging, but conceded extra time might be needed to pass critical legislation. the comments come as an independent british think tank has warned that the uk is unprepared for a no—deal brexit as there would be extremely damaging disruption. here's mr hunt speaking on the bbc‘s today programme. i think it is true that if we ended up i think it is true that if we ended up approving a deal in the days before the 29th of march, then we might need some extra time to pass critical legislation, but if we are able to make progress sooner that might not be necessary. we cannot know at this stage exactly which of those scenarios would happen. meanwhile, there have been warnings of empty shelves if britain leaves the eu without a deal.
nearly $1.a billion worth of fruit and vegetables are exported to the uk from the netherlands each year. dutch growers have created a digital system, which they say will prevent goods from getting stuck at customs. but it won't be ready for 29th march, as anna holligan reports. fresh dutch onions ordered this morning — they will be arriving in the uk tonight. birmingham, manchester, liverpool, bradford, derby — trucks are being loaded same day they'll reach the market. if that process is going to be impacted, it will mean that, one, the speed of which we can deliver goods is going to lower. we will not have access to markets. secondly, the freshness of the product and, in the end, of course, the price. the uk is the netherlands second—most important export market. dutch producers want to ensure brexit does not disrupt this just—in time supplying chain. an hour away, they want to keep
the traffic moving as well. they are looking at a green lanes concept, a digital pre—clearance system, suggested by dutch growers to fast—track perishable products at the ports, which would in theory allow customs procedures to be conducted before the trucks enter the terminal and uk customs officials could check the lorries loads remotely before they disembark. green lanes or fast lanes would be a good idea in order to speed up the process. are you able to implement them now? no, not at the moment. to be honest with you, we will not be able to do that before the 29th of march, when brexit may be in effect. we only have three gates which we really need now for the number of units we deal with every day. they are in the process of building extra capacity here. pro—brexit politicians have said warnings of delays are exaggerated but,
of course, you have to tackle any tariff avoidance and maintain security. a spokesperson for the uk customs authority told the bbc... the existing customs—free trade zone has essentially enabled the netherlands to act as the uk's ack garden. the supply chain is so efficient that the retailers do not require high levels of stock. that's all been done here at source. the moment the retailers cannot have the product the same day or the next day delivered are required to have stocks. a number of british supermarkets have warned they do not have the capacity to stockpile fresh food. and these dutch vegetables will become even more vital in march when uk
produce is out of season. getting a tattoo in a foreign language is risky business. one character out and you could be saying something very different. as the old saying goes — check, check and check again. too bad ariana grande didn't get the memo. the pop star had this tattoed onto her palm, intended as an ode to her new single, 7 rings. social media users were quick to tell ariana that the characters actually translate to "shichirin", which means "japanese barbeque grill". fortuantely, the singer noted the comments and posted an update on instagram, saying the mistake had been fixed. i actually have a short anecdote for you. i was in mexico, i wanted to
borrow a boat to go down the beach because it was too far to walk, i went up to this lovely family grilling on the beach, and i asked them, could i borrow their grille i was saying boat. they looked at me crazy, spoke to me in perfect english and said, you cannot have our grille, but you can have our boat! this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news: the trial of the mexican drug lord joaquin el chapo guzman comes to an an end complete with witness testimonies worthy of any hollywood blockbuster. and 12 leonardo da vinci shows open simultaneously in the uk to mark 500 years since the artist's death. that's still to come. we have got very disruptive weather
for this evening, tonight and tomorrow across southern parts of the country. this area of low pressure with its weather front pushing in, so the rain turns into snow across the south—west of england and south wales. it will move its weight northwards and eastwards slowly so heavy snow falling on a short space of time. a met office amber warning has been issued for the south—west of england into parts of south wales as here the snow is likely to be disruptive and deep in places. 5—10 centimetres in places, particularly on the hills when we could more than that. 1—7 centimetres developing on higher ground as far as into the south—east of england because as we move into the overnight period this band of snow moves northwards but it fragments across the south—east of england into the middle and so here the snow will be patchy in some areas seeing a little covering while other seeing quite a bit. the
weather is looking severe for the rest of today and into friday. there has been disruption across the south—west with roads being closed and with ice forming later on in the night which will cause disruption tomorrow morning. this is the picture through the night. we have that sleet and snow continued to accumulate and wintry showers pushing into eastern parts of the country and the north of scotland. where the north of scotland. weather snow falls, ice will be a significant risk by friday morning. widespread temperatures below freezing. through tomorrow morning, some sleet and snow across the south petering out and we could see further. cross the south—east are mainly of rain. wintry showers for the north of scotland, the north—east of england which will push their way into the midlands at times and we could see a covering of snow over the high ground. despite the sunshine, another cold day. as we head on into the start of the weekend, it is looking quieter with further wintry showers across northern and eastern areas but haps
western coast as well but aside from that crisp winter sunshine and temperatures 3—6dc. it turns more u nsettled temperatures 3—6dc. it turns more unsettled for the second half of the weekend and next week. the weather system brings sleet and snow to northern areas but stay tuned to the weather forecast. this is beyond one hundred days. with mejane o'brien in washington, nuala mcgovern is in london. coming up in the next half hour: for a possible no—deal brexit we'll explain why belgian fishermen are hoping for a smooth exit. venezuela's self—declared interim president says his family has been threatened — amid the country's continuing political crisis. coming up in the next half hour: the trial forjoaquin el chapo guzman — the mexican cartel boss facing multiple drug and murder charges — draws to an end as a jury hears the closing arguments. and normally hidden from view — the greatest collection of leonardo da vinci drawings in the world is going on display across the uk. eu countries are ramping
up their contingency plans in case the uk leaves the eu without a brexit deal in two months' time. belgium is normally thought of as the place where the negotiations are held. but it's also one of the countries that would be most affected by a no—deal brexit. especially its fishermen, who catch more than half of their fish in british waters. the bbc‘s adam fleming has been to the belgian coast. back to its home port in belgium after nine days at sea, sea currently shared among eu countries. the crew have been catching gurnard and cuttlefish off the coast of cornwall and east sussex, which means every single fish being unloaded now has been caught in british waters. proof of belgium's reliance on the uk's rich fishing grounds. if there is no deal,
the eu has said things can stay broadly the same until the end of this year if the uk promises the same. but no one knows for sure, and the owner has nowhere else to go. the boat is too small to go to deeper water. and also to go to the north waters. so i really don't know what i'm going to do. if a no—deal brexit means karel and his crew can't fish, brussels has said it will provide some compensation. at the daily auction in ostend, fish is bought and sold at the click of a button. the uncertainty is clear. if you are worried about a no—deal brexit, no—deal, put your hands up. yeah, no—deal, wow. nearly everyone. they are worried about the rules
for their boats using british ports, and if no deal means extra paperwork. there is also a big question for the belgian government. if a belgian fisherman catches a fish in uk waters, is it belgian or british? if its british, then in future it could be subject to more checks, because it will count as an import from a non—eu country. the industry here says things would be clearer with the 21 month transition period that is in the brexit deal. there is not much you can do within the eu and certainly not as fisheries representatives about this, so i understand that prime minister may is now going to open up negotiations again, and that in the eu there were a lot of responses about there is not a lot of room for manoeuvring. so how this is going to end up, we don't know, i don't know. on the belgian coast, if you pardon the pun, they feel they're caught in the middle.
adam fleming, bbc news, ostend. the self—declared interim president of venezuela has accused the incumbent president nicolas maduro of trying to intimidate his family. juan guaido said that the maduro's special action forces had today gone to his family home asking for his wife. it comes after mr guaido announced earlier today that his opposition movement had held secret meetings with military leaders as part of his attempts to depose maduro. i'm joined now in london by candace piette, the bbc‘s americas newsroom editor. tell us, these events have been very fast moving. how would you describe the power of market compared to maduro at this point.” the power of market compared to maduro at this point. i think he is ona maduro at this point. i think he is on a very fragile situation. he has been personally threatened now. last week the supreme court issued to start a criminal proceedings against
him. his assets have been seized, and he has been barred from leaving the country, said there is very heavy pressure on him, and so far, heavy pressure on him, and so far, he has remained defiant. but you can hear it and what he says, he says, for example, he has been talking to the military, he knows that the military is the key to hend be able to gain the keys to venezuela. white back and do we have any idea what way the military by is leaning, because we then turn hear the same from mr maduro that he has got the com plete from mr maduro that he has got the complete faith and loyalty of his military. the top brass had been very clear that they continue to support mr maduro. remember that they are in a very mutual beneficial alliance with the maduro government. almost two thirds of the cabinets are military men. they run everything. they run water procurement, food distribution, and
the oil industry. so for them, they are very deeply involved. this is not to say that lower ranks may not be concerned, they after all share a lot of the difficulty is that ordinary venezuelans have tailored in venezuela. so we have seen sites of the sessions, military men at lower ra n ks of the sessions, military men at lower ranks fleeing venezuela, for example. ! juan guaido write something in the new york times today when he stressed the importance of resilience and unity of the opposition. how long can they keep this up? he expresses that at every meeting, every public meeting. this is absolutely key. the opposition in venezuela has in the past being a very desperate band of small parties that has not held together, who have had very different ideas, but had to go forward. he needs them to hold, and share a common face, particularly to the military, and their negotiations with them. the military have
despised the opposition, and do not see a way forward, so he has got to share the military that this is a different opposition with a strong idea of government, and a plan for venezuela. thank you very much for joining us here. a brooklyn jury hears the closing arguments in the trial ofjoaquin el chapo guzman today. for weeks witnesses have provided testimony which at times sounded more like a movie script than a real life court case. guzman faces life in prison if convicted of 10 criminal counts for trafficking massive quantities of cocaine, heroin and other drugs into the united states as leader of the sinaloa cartel. nick bryant has this report. for the past three months, this courthouse in brooklyn has been the venue for a legal blockbuster, where people queueing up to hear a case against the mexican drug lord,
joaquin el chapo guzman. it has been like watching a box at drama, this video sharing mexican marines trying to run their way through a reinforced door, at one ofjoaquin el chapo guzman's secret islands. but taking so long to do so, that the drug lord escaped with his mistress through a hatch installed in the bathtub, and standing to an underground tunnel. el chapo did not evade capture for long, and was imprisoned in this mexican jail, but again managed to make an audacious escape, this time a tunnel connected to the shower in his cell, and which a motorbike was waiting to his getaway. but the mexican marines soon came calling again. his capture the start of his extradition to the united states. paraded in front of the cameras, before he was flown to america, us prosecutors have accused the 61—year—old of drug trafficking, murder conspiracy, and money laundering, over a span of 25 years. joaquin el chapo guzman is a huge prize, simply because he is the world's largest trafficker. when you compare him to pablo escobar, he makes pablo escobar look like a choir boy.
the court has had some jaw—dropping allegations. one witness testifying that the former mexican president accepted a $100 million bribe from el chapo, a claim that the politician strongly denied. the trial has also doubled as a history lesson on america's war on drugs, where the culturing dam action picture of how the cartel became the largest us drug supplier, with el chapo sup our smuggling narcotics and plastic bananas. the defence has tried to portray el chapo as a scapegoat, and argued that the real leaders of the cartel are still at large, but the prosecution said that it had presented an avalanche of evidence, and said that el chapo should not be
allowed to escape justice. more than 50 people have testified during what has been called the drugs trial of the century, but not the defence's potential star el chapo, himself. thank you for that. i think the part that really struck me was that pablo escobar would have been considered a choir boy in relation to el chapo. i think there is such that such interest in this, they don't need ten to testify, to have so much media and media coverage across the united states. yes, i have to say i was more struck by the plastic bananas. moving on. since 201a, yemen has been devastated by a conflict between the houthis which has links to iran, and pro—government foces backed by saudi arabia.
but there's another war going on there — the us fight against al qaeda. according to a bbc investigation, the operation has recently escalated with a significant number of yemeni civilians being killed. safa al ahmad has gained rare access to the areas targeted by these us attacks. she met survivors, found evidence of undeclared civilian casualties, and blunders by us special forces. i'm on the way to a small village to investigate a raid. it was approved by president champ during his first daysin by president champ during his first days in office, citing concerns that al-qaeda were planning attacks on western targets. one american soldier was killed, and three others we re soldier was killed, and three others were injured. the military said they eliminated at least 1a al-qaeda members, but i had that many civilians also died. there is local tribal leader has been in hiding ever since the raid. he has not been interviewed until now.
most are buried in the cemetery. international human rights groups have investigated the raid, and say more than 20 civilians were killed. the villagers say the number was closer to 30. i travelled to the site of another us special forces raid. ina site of another us special forces raid. in a tiny village. it happened in may 2017. it is the largest known us special forces grand raid in may 2017. it is the largest known us specialforces grand raid in in may 2017. it is the largest known us special forces grand raid in the country. the villagers described an apocalyptic scene.
a given day our un investigation later said that 50 soldiers were involved. innovate tarmac addition to the al-qaeda casualties, five civilians were killed, including an 80—year—old man. the villagers shared some of the things that the soldiers left behind, including a backpack containing a list of 22 names. they seem to be us special operations team, to protect their identity, we are obscuring the mains. the department of defence declined to comment. they said that al-qaeda remained a threat to the americans, and that the us is committed to protecting civilians in military operations. washington's
counterterrorism mission continues, adding to the confusion already felt. this is beyond one hundred days. still to come — he broke the color barrier in major league baseball. now 100 years after his birth a new exhibit highlights the legacy of jackie robinson. there were more than four and a half thousand rough sleepers in england last year according to government estimates — a slight decrease from the previous year. meanwhile london saw a rise of 13 per cent. the bbc‘s michael buchanan reports. this is england. in 2019. in our outside a shop selling £10,000 mattresses, ten rough sleepers keep our feet rest. 2% lower than last
year, 165% higher than 2010. our feet rest. 2% lower than last year, 16596 higher than 2010. we were in and out of doorways before. wayne has been rough sleeping for five yea rs, forced has been rough sleeping for five years, forced from home after his marriage collapsed. you end up getting bullied or picked on, don't you? in greater manchester, the city centre have seen a more rough sleepers, but numbers have fallen in the wider region. this is partly because of a scheme to provide safe space, by mayor andy burnham. side i tried taking my life numerous times. when we call, and coming out of it, but then going up, and you arejust
waiting to die. rough sleeping has worsened in southern cities, the overall full is due to large reductions in town, and ministers seiji to millions they are spending tackling the problem. today's numbers area tackling the problem. today's numbers are a snapshot. both labour and home escapes say the real problem is much bigger, but the figures are really —— that really matter are resting in doorways, and thousands of them need help tonight. today marks 100 years since jackie robinson was born. as the first african american to play major league baseball here in the us, he was a trailblazer on and off the field. now, a new exhibit in new york offers an intimate portrait of the baseball icon who broke the color barrier and we've gone to have a look. music plays
jackie robinson is celebrated today because he opened the door for players of colour, and symbolically any really important american sport, baseball. this exhibition presents 30 photographs of jackie baseball. this exhibition presents 30 photographs ofjackie robinson, that have never been published or seen before, and they gave a sort of more intimate portrait of someone who, well known as a baseball player, but less well known as a person. whenjackie player, but less well known as a person. when jackie first player, but less well known as a person. whenjackie first came, he was called open quite the loneliest man in baseball. please quote the story was about how nobody really interacted with him, and he was not pa rt interacted with him, and he was not part of the fun of the club has, but yea rs part of the fun of the club has, but years later, jackie himself said he started to feel like more of the team, and you see it in unguarded moments. so here we have a picture
of the brooklyn dodgers clubhouse at anders field, and you see jackie in the locker room surrounded by his team—mates and coach, having an intimate and regular conversation, it is the kind of photograph that never would have been published in a magazine, it is not posed, and you see the normal nice of him in the team, and one of the things that is interesting about him and his clubhouse, is that jackie's like i was right next to the captain of the team. there was a lot of pressure and stress put on him, for having to be the first black player in baseball. ua said that he could not do it without his wife, rachel, and she was allowed to come to spring training with him, and why is generally speaking were not allowed, but the manager knew that he needed his wife to be with him. this is a photograph with jackie playing around with his son, and he found his family dart opening the exhibits
now, on the 100th anniversary of jackie's bad, as a way of looking back at what has changed and what hasn't changed, of jackie's back at what has changed and what hasn't changed, ofjackie's bath. people want to know a little bit more about what he was like as a man, father, a teenager, and as a friend. yeah, it is amazing, the impact that he has, bearing in mind that he has been dead longer than he was alive. we have got ryan christie with us, our political analyst, and a baseball fan. —— ron christie. just how important was he to people of that era? and a knack i can tell you, for my family history, he was one of the most important icons. my
grandfather spoke glowingly her fame, and he broke the colour barrier. lights are now allowed to play on major league baseball, starting on april 1a, 19a7. it amazes me how celebrated tarmac segregated —— how segregated america was. he is a myth. he even starred in his own film about his life. not many people get to do that. not many people get to do that. he sat as an inspiration to millions and millions of black people, around the united states. not just those of black people, around the united states. notjust those who played sports, but those who wanted to demonstrate that blacks truly were people in every respect, and that is the thing that he did. he shows that jacks down that blacks could play the game, he could be a gentleman, and he did it with style and grace. i was stuck tarmac struck by a quote about him, and they told him about
martin luther king. this is what he said, back in the days, when integration was impossible, he was a sit ina integration was impossible, he was a sit in a before the sit ins, a freedom rider before the freedom rides. it is so strong. petty words could not have been written, and rarely as you look back, at what jackie robinson has led to the united states, and of course, what doctor king, check out that mansell, isa doctor king, check out that mansell, is a comedy responsible the civil rights movement, these two table plays is what in so many respects, and it's really great that we have the opportunity to look back on the legacy that is jackie robinson, and ta ke legacy that is jackie robinson, and take great pride in what he was able to accomplish, for so many millions of people. because, away from the dugout, i guess, of people. because, away from the dugout, iguess, he of people. because, away from the dugout, i guess, he was this person that was forging a path. i think that was forging a path. i think that martin luther king was just 15 then, what was it, for standing his ground? i don't know the details.
that is right. jackie robinson went into the united states armies, and was court—martialed for refusing to ta ke was court—martialed for refusing to take an order from a subordinate, and it is interesting to me how the army treated black officers in that regard, because jackie robinson went to ucla, in my beloved home state of california. but i tell you this, we look at the progress that has been made in the integration of our armed services, and in baseball, and sports and so many different ways, and jackie robinson, you can say, was the original trailblazer that led to so much progress here in the united states. thank you so much for joining us. one of the things that i really loved by the photographs that his wife, rachel, just the personality of the man really shines through. unlike so many facets to him. it is lovely that people are —— are so many facets to him. it is lovely that people are paying tribute today. earlier in the month we told you about the italians refusing
to share works by leonardo da vinci with the french. well it seems the queen doesn't have quite the same problem with offering up her collection — one of the greatest — of da vinci s drawings. to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist's death her majesty is sharing 1aa of his works with museums across the uk. our arts editor will gompertz has been on a gallery—hopping tour. we are in the national museum in cardiff. all of are magnificent, but ijust want to point out two of the works. this is great, but it does contain a mistake. on its left hand edge, leonardo has left an inky thumbprint, and over here, is a drawing which shows the artist's deep interest in botany. a beautiful symmetrical devise our design. at the time, it is very rare in the rest of the world. this is thought to be the first record of eight in western europe. the drawings on display here at the state museum in belfast, give a sense of the extraordinary range of impacts that
leonardo da vinci had, to extreme weather effects, and of course, famously, his detailed analysis of a human body, with images still regarded today. but are they accurate? if you look at the level of anatomical detail, it was equal to any from the modern era, but more importantly, he has picked up, somehow, the functionality of these muscles. lights match the display here at the kelvingrove art gallery museum in glasgow, shows the two sides of leonardo. on the one hand, you have got the artist, with detail using light and shade, but on the other hand, you have got leonardo, the engineer, he is interested in the engineer, he is interested in the movement of a horse, designing weapons, or fanciful war machines. he also likes to make maps, such as this one, the central region of italy, including the valley where he was born. these he made to support
his architectural work. the final venue on this bottle stop tour as the sunderland museum, where i am joined by someone from the royal collection. this is basically an essay. absolutely. leonardo was an artist, scientist, and an intellectual. here is investigating the nature of light. obviously, it is leonardo. any great scheme of him, -- in is leonardo. any great scheme of him, —— in the great scheme of things, how great was he? he really was a great draughtsman. he is so unique. ultimately, the subject of all of these drawings is leonardo, the workings of his remarkable mind. my my mind is playing at the nature of the 1aa leonardo da vinci day. i did not know there were so many in existence. coming up next on bbc world news — ros atkins is here with outside source and for
viewers in the uk — we'll have the latest headlines. for now — from jane o brien in washington and me nuala mcgovern in london — goodbye. hello, bad. we have got a very destructive further coming. the area of low pressure, where there's weather front putting in, of low pressure, where there's weatherfront putting in, the rain has had very quickly into snow. because the south—west of england, and into what parts of south wales, it has continued to move its way north and eastwards very slowly. heavy snow falling in a short space of time. a met office amber warning has been issued, for the south—west of england. snow is likely to be very disruptive, and quite steep in places, even down to lower levels. 5-10 places, even down to lower levels. 5—10 centimetres, particularly hers. even more than that, because part of
southern and eastern wales, around 1-7 southern and eastern wales, around 1—7 centimetres developing, certainly on the higher ground, in the south—east of england. as we move into the overnight period, this band of snow continued to move forward , band of snow continued to move forward, but cash northwards, but it continues to fragment. here, the snow will be more patchy. so, the weather is looking pretty severe, for rested today, and it divided. there has been some disruption across the south—west, when some roads being closed, and when ice forming. i spill caused further disruption to my money. this is the picture through the night. sleet and snow across southern areas, continuing to accumulate. also some wintry showers across the east of the country. i is a significant risk by friday morning. you can see widespread template is below freezing. three tomorrow morning, snow beginning to peter out, across
the south, further falls across the south—east. many of rain. wintry showers for the north of scotland, the north—east of england, which will push their way into the midlands at times, and we could see a covering of snow —— lack of snow over. . . a covering of snow —— lack of snow over... as we head on into the start of the weekend, looking a bit quieter, feathery down that further wintry showers. but aside from that, plenty of crisp winter sunshine, temperatures only making five, six and 7 degrees. stay tuned to the weather forecast. this is bbc news, i'm carole walker. the headlines at eight. travel chaos on some roads in southern england as heavy snow sweeps in from the west — a severe weather warning is in place. people have been stuck for hours because of the heavy snowfall that came down from mid to late
afternoon it started. ever since then, it has been fallling fast and a lot of people have been caught out with it. foreign secretary, jeremy hunt says brexit could be delayed if enough progress isn't made in the coming weeks to break the impasse. if we ended up approving a deal in the days before the 29th of march, then we might need some extra time to pass critical legislation. there's been a big increase in the number of young people contacting a suicide prevention helpline after the case of molly russell, a 1a—year—old who took her own life a year ago.
IN COLLECTIONSBBC News Television Archive Television Archive News Search Service
Uploaded by TV Archive on