tv Outside Source BBC News October 1, 2020 7:00pm-8:01pm BST
hello, i'm ros atkins. welcome to outside source. india convulsed in anger over the second alleged gang—rape of a young woman in uttar pradesh. it's turning political, with a leader of india's opposition congress party arrested after trying to meet the parents of one of the victims. we'll also have all the latest coronavirus updates from around the world. including the uk, where tougher rules have come into effect in northern england, affecting another 2 million people. and italy was once the centre of europe's outbreak, but has so far avoided a second wave. we'll have a report from rome. and we'll look in depth at the conflict over the region of nagorno—karabakh, as the french president confirms syrian fighters are involved. translation: this is
a very serious new fact which changes the situation. to india now, where the death of a second woman in a gang rape has caused mass protests and raised questions about the rights of women in the country. a second woman has died after being gang raped. both deaths have occurred this week after incidents in the state the northern state of uttar pradesh. the family of the latest victim, a 22—year—old, told the bbc she was dragged into a vehicle. this happened in balrampur district. that's 500km from hathras district, where a i9—old—woman died this week, a fortnight after being gang raped. that case has sparked protests. these pictures are from new delhi. as you can see, police tried to disrupt this protest. much of the outrage has been focused on a dispute over the police decision to cremate
the victim's body. this is her mother. under indian law, we cannot show you herface. translation: i spent the whole night crying. i didn't know what had happened. they could have shown us her body and let us conduct the last rites. one doesn't get closure if this isn't done. they beat some people and the car reached the funeral ground. they started beating family members and kicking them there. is this any way to behave? today, a senior police officer has said forensic reports suggested the young woman hadn't been raped. combine that with decision to cremate her remains and oppositions politicians are alleging a cover up. also relevant is that both victims were from the dalit community, which is an underprivileged group in indian society. in the hathras case, four men of a higher caste have been arrested. here's a dalit activist and lawyer.
this case is about caste and caste supremacy, and they committed this... as a dalit girl, she was not supposed to assert her right, not even as equal as a human being. the case has a political dimension too. rahul gandhi and priyanka gandhi, siblings and high profile opposition politicians, were arrested when they attempted to walk to the village of the hathras victim to meet her parents. rahul gandhi fell down in the melee after police tried to stop him on the grounds that he was violating a covid—i9 ban on large gatherings. the bbc‘s arunodhay mukherji has more. now, the state is governed by the bjp, the principal body in the state and the party that covers the centre as well. so they were stopped and this is being seen as a bigger political tussle between the two
parties, as one party tries to align with political issues. and then trying to defend themselves about pushing kind any kind of political... actually formed to the ground at one point because of the scuffle with a man in uniform, the congress party extremely livid —— communist party. saying this is not how the government should behave. and his sister priyanka gandhi spoke to the press. translation: the government has to take responsibility for the safety women. the manner in which women are being tortured should be completely stopped and strict action should be taken against the culprit. well, we heard priyanka gandhi referencing the chief minister of the uttar pradesh there. here's what he's had to say on twitter. it's in hindi, but translated it reads, "respected prime minister
but the outrage has continued to grow, with high profile indians speaking out about the incidents. the actress swara bhasker tweeted: the context here is there's been a history of attacks involving gangs of men, including this infamous case of a gang rape and murder of a woman on a bus in delhi in 2012. that led to huge protests and changes to the law, but the situation appears to have become worse. in 2012, there were almost 25,000 reported rapes in india. in 2019, there were more than 32,000 reported rapes. that's an average of 88 rapes every single day. in 2012, there was less than a one in four chance of prosecution
leading to a conviction. seven years later, despite government commitments to improve, that figure has hardly changed. kalpana sharma is an author and journalist specialising in gender issues. the trouble is, the government thinks that they're merely making the law stronger, and in this case, they've introduced the death penalty after 2012, that the crime will be dealt with, but it is not, because the criminaljustice system. the manner in which it works is completely broken in this country. it does not solve the needs of the poorest and the most marginalised, including women. ishleen kaur, bbc world news. can you help us pick up on that last point? the way that indian justice less down people from lower income backgrounds? that's true. i also like to say, there is a whole list of reasons that experts attribute
the occurrence of these cases too. the more important ones being patriarchy, and also age—old traditions where women are considered inferior to men. certain areas in certain families are now considered a burden, and that's because of the system. there's also a legal sex selective abortions, so in myfamily a legal sex selective abortions, so in my family knows the foetus is male orfemale, then go in my family knows the foetus is male or female, then go to an abortion which leads to the skewed issue. in a country with 3 billion people, there are 363 million women who are statistically missing. —— 63 million. this all contributes to the larger issue. there's also impunity towards these crimes. i was speaking towards these crimes. i was speaking toa towards these crimes. i was speaking to a few experts who said there is a lot of awareness, but there's still public apathy. there is
insensitivity, and that's why the some of these cases never see the light of day. it may sound negative, but i think there's... also there is more reporting of these cases. so that's the context i'm arriving at right now. we've seen lots of criticism of prime minister narendra modi and his party, but when he and the party argue they do take this seriously, they do want to bring change to india, so i that ambition not matched by results? this case has taken a political turn, as you rightly explained. in fact, the party also said last year that they have laws to combat violence against
women, but in these traditions, you can actually not see a lot of change on the ground. so after the 2012 case, there is actually a law introduced which included death penalty against heinous crimes. so a few changes have been made but less are met with changes. that these laws won't actually change anything. and there have been scathing attacks made on the party by the opposition, also by people, because there is this whole thing that happens when you arrive at cases like these and all these cases are reported more. most of them don't see any conviction. there are hundreds of thousands of cases that are pending in court, and that's why a lot of these accused never actually make it to prison. that's why it's any political party that has a bigger challenge with the issue of women security. thank you. there's further
coverage of this on the bbc news website. matt hancock said the disease was spreading fast and highly localised. these rules will come to on saturday,. the mood music has changed. new coronavirus laws are coming to merseyside. households will be banned from mixing inside pubs and restaurants. i lost my husband last year, i am now faced with the possibility of losing my home and my business. is that close for you? it could get that close. anna runs an independent pub. she has invested hundreds of thousands of pounds in this business. so we get a group of four, five, six people in, we have now got to ask them to show proof of where they all live as well. but do you understand cases
are rising and people are worried? absolutely, and we all have to take a great deal of responsibility, but i think if you look at the hospitality sector in general, we are not responsible for the rises in cases. and this is an industry worth billions of pounds to the liverpool city region. the leisure, creative and cultural sectors support 50,000 jobs here. we are looking at a scale ofjob losses in liverpool not seen since the 805... these new rules will have a devastating effect. so we have taken 20 years to build our city and regenerate our city and we are just throwing that away. why? nobody has told me what the endgame is here. local mps, council leaders here all call these new rules are a here all call these new rules a step in the right direction but fear coronavirus will keep on spreading. did you call for all pubs and bars to be shut? it depends on what the science tells us. if the science says
that we have to go further then we will go further and we will support further measures, but we want to see the evidence. it is no good us guessing on what might be the right restrictions. we need to understand better what the packages in our area and what that will do, which is what we all want, to see rates start to decrease. there is also a call for compensation here to avoid this, to keep restaurants open to savejobs. i used to work in the hospitality industry. that has been decimated by this. rob lost his job during lockdown. he is now 55 and out of work. are you worried for the future? where it's all going to end? i think the future is bleak. as regards tojobs, industries, and i think... i don't think we've seen the worst of it yet. jobs are at risk but so too are lives. coronavirus cases keep rising across merseyside. you need to be able to create an environment that is warm, welcoming, makes people feel safe, makes people have fun. chelsea only opened this restaurant two weeks ago. she supports these new rules.
the restrictions are in place, but it is not to be restricted by them, as such, it is to move with them, to go hand in hand and build it into the great work that people are doing anyway. and there is a warning here. even tougher restrictions could be on the way if coronavirus cases don't come down. ed thomas, bbc news, liverpool. let's switch from the uk to italy. it was the first country in the world to impose a national lockdown. now it's infection rate is considerably lower than many other countries in europe. 230 in france and 330 in spain. our rome correspondent mark lowen looks at what italy is doing right.
too young to grasp how their world has changed and how they too are part of the battle. a new initiative by italy to ease the pain of generation covid with drive—through testing for children. rapid negative results allow them back to school, a tool by the once global epicentre now a pioneer of covid recovery. we suffered a lot. for lockdown, we had many problems for the kids, so if the family are happy and the children can have a normal life, iam happy. italy was the first western country crushed by the virus. almost 36,000 have died. but now, la dolce vita is returning. cases are among europe's lowest. italy taking safety as seriously as its food, with screens, disposable menus and contact tracing. now i have to go in england, i have to say, i am scared because i feel much safer here, yes.
the people around, i can see they follow more, when we go around, they all have the mask and they care. why do you think it is that there seems to be more compliance with the rules here than in britain? because we were the first and we had a very long quarantine and we felt it. italy is enforcing restrictions with police checks and fines of up to 3,000 euros for breaking them but it has been rarely needed. mask wearing is scrupulous and the national stereotype of rebellious italians has turned on its head. i am really proud of italians because they did follow the rules. but, you know, the war is not over yet so we need to still wait and see what happens in october, november and during the winter. right now, i think things are going very well. that fight goes on with mass testing starting at school. whether it is the widespread availability of testing, the longer lockdown, or just that italians were scared into compliance,
it is actually hard to pinpoint exactly why italy's spike is currently lower than others, but the fear now is that by reopening schools later than the rest of europe, italy mightjust be behind the curve. so italy is on alert, but the first to fall now hopes to show others how to stay standing. mark lowen, bbc news, rome. every week, we make her a sport for oui’ every week, we make her a sport for our website where we look in detail ata our website where we look in detail at a story we coverage of the week. there's been a conflict on the edge of europe. artillery attacks, air strikes, fighter jets coming of europe. artillery attacks, air strikes, fighterjets coming down. civilian buildings damaged and over 100 killed. the historic dispute.
russia and the us are calling for a cease—fire, but this is being driven bya cease—fire, but this is being driven by a long—standing dispute that was never resolved. this is why. here on the map, you can see armenia and azerbaijan to the east. both are pa rt azerbaijan to the east. both are part of the soviet union before it is integrated in the early 90s, and right where we see the two meet is an enclave called nagorno—karabakh. it's part of azerbaijan in the eyes ofan it's part of azerbaijan in the eyes of an international community, but it's of an international community, but its population is mostly armenian. they fought a war over nagorno—karabakh, and despite the un calling on armenia to redraw its truth, by 1994 azerbaijan had lost. nagorno—karabakh truth, by 1994 azerbaijan had lost. nagorno—kara bakh declared independence and became part of armenia. 26 years on, why is the escalation happening now? here is
their president. what they are trying to do is force us what they are trying to do is force us out of the land that they historically live. so in my vocabulary, for ethnic cleansing. and this intensification can be explained by looking internally and externally. first, domestic politics. in armenia, this has been happening. unfortunately, armenian prime minister has been forced by his own domestic politics to back away from framework agreement that have been negotiated for years, which is his country of azerbaijan. and then, this is the situation in azerbaijan. with the social problems, with the
reforms that are needed in the economy, the war probably is the best possible outcome to make sure that public rallies around the leader. as well as that, azerbaijan's booming oil sector has given it added income and influence. and if domestic politics is one vitalfactor, the differing approaches of turkey and russia is another. turkey has been vociferous in its support of azerbaijan. here's its president. translation: the path to a lasting peace goes through the withdrawal of armenians from every inch of azeri land they are occupying. the constant efforts to slander turkey will not save the armenian government. this is part of a broader pattern. turkey's willingness to oppose major powers is on show from libya, to northern syria, to gas drilling in the eastern med, to migration into europe, and now azerbaijan, too. in this case, france is unimpressed, accusing turkey of "warlike messages" which have "‘removed azerbaijan's inhibitions'. certainly, azerbaijan has been
emboldened by turkey's support. equally important has been this, russia seeking to mediate rather than overtly take sides. given russia has a military base in armenia, that too will embolden azerbaijan. put all those factors together, and, whatever the rights and wrongs, you arrive at a moment of high risk. mohammed ayoob of michigan state university argues there's one more worrying dimension to this. france has confirmed jihadist fighters from syria have been located in nagorno karabakh, as president macron puts it. translation: this is a very serious new fact, which changes the situation. syria itself provides evidence of the catastrophic consequences of a local conflict becoming a far greater proxy battle. france and others are desperate to avoid this here. for all these reasons, this has already become
about stopping the conflict now and stopping its return. the first part appears likely if russia, france and the us want a ceasefire, you wouldn't bet against it. but that doesn't resolve the core issue that the world considers nagorno—karabakh part of azerbaijan, and yet armenia controls it. if anything good comes of this ugly escalation, it will be that the search for a lasting resolution is given the extra urgency it needs. if you watched the debate between president trump and his democrat rivaljoe biden two nights ago and if you managed to hear anything above the shouting, you'll know that one issue they clashed over was the so—called "proud boys". that's a white supremacist movement which mr trump refused to condemn, choosing instead to focus his anger on left—wing demonstrators. —— afar —— a far right movement. our north america correspondent, aleem maqbool, has been to meet members of both groups. it's become the us capital of
radicalism. most american cities have seen some demonstrations this year, but here, they haven't stopped, and it's become a huge election issue. well, this is what almost every night has looked like, here in down town portland, in the four months since the police killing of george floyd in minneapolis, with hundreds of protesters on one side, law enforcement agents on the other, and there have been many flashpoints of violence. some feel over aggression by the security forces has exacerbated tensions, but the white house says this isn't demonstrating about racial justice, just rioting by anarchists or antifa. a riot is the voice of the unheard. so if you don't want riots, maybe you should listen. it's not antifa in the streets. it's the people in the streets. it's the people that are being pushed around, the people that don't have food,
the people that can't pay their rent. but it has led to loss of life. in late august, a large convoy of trump supporters drove past the protesters in portland, some firing paintballs at them. later that day, one trump supporter from a far—right group was shot dead. the left—wing activist who is suspected of killing him died in a police raid on his home. it's partly why the neo—fascist group the proud boys earlier this week decided to hold a rally in portland. they'd predicted thousands would attend. in the end, it was a few hundred. their marches have lead to a confrontation in the past, and some who travelled far to get to portland said they were looking for confrontation again. i'm still an american. i see my brothers and
sisters living here in portland dealing with this on a daily basis, andi dealing with this on a daily basis, and i want to help them. that's why we are here. we are here to shut down this violence and bring awareness, national attention, hopefully donald trump sees this. he's already decreed this an anarchist city, which is great because it's true. in the debate, when asked to condemn the actions of white supremacists, the president could only manage this. what do you want to call them? give me a name, give me a name. white supremacists, proud boys, and right—wing militias. proud boys, stand back and stand by, but i'll tell you what, i'll tell you what, somebody‘s got to do something about antifa and the left because... the proud boys have revelled in his response. back in portland, at the same time as the proud boys gathering, an illustration of the totally different worlds on display in the us these days. a rally still focused on why so many black people are killed by the police. they're trying to say we're trying to destroy america and democracy, but they know that's garbage. they are just falling behind
the rhetoric that dehumanises us so that can lower the value of our lives to justify committing acts of violence against us. it's those at this rally who've been taking to the streets night after night. many americans support their efforts to bring about change, but for many others these scenes are making them all the more determined to vote for donald trump. aleem maqbool, bbc news, in portland. arbeiter our top story. there have been extensive protest and india after the gang rape of two young women. two high—profile politicians we re women. two high—profile politicians were arrested when they attempted to walk to the city to meet one of the victim's parents. police said they'd stop him because he was violating covid—19 bands on large gatherings.
more on that on the bbc news website. i will be back in a couple of minutes. good evening. contrasting weather in north and south of the country as we go through tonight into tomorrow. northern areas are where we see skies clear. the some mist and fog around and we will see frost. and into northern england, southern half of the country will stay milder, but is here where storm alex pushes its way m, here where storm alex pushes its way in, bringing some wet conditions and a potential for travel disruption in the morning. the impact expected in france, red warnings across parts of britain, but even for us, there will be some disruptions —— for italy. maybe around 60—70 miles or hour.
torrential rain and places and southernmost counties of england. that could cause some flooding. contrasting, let's take a look at the northern half the country because here, that frost and north and west scotland with a few showers will gradually break up. lots of sunshine through the day, increasing in northern england later. we could see some rain from storm alex arrived around liverpool around manchester. temperatures 12 to 15 degrees on the cool side. storm alex fizzles out, pushes his way southwards into the weekend, and another area low pressure takes over. a wet start to saturday across england and wales, bright towards the north and west, the rain spread across scotland. wind strengthen here. strong is of the winds of saturday across wales, southwest england. potential for damage or
disruption. some parts of northern ireland may stay dry, but the rain will spread. that broad area of low pressure become centred around the uk, and it's around the edges where we see the widest and windiest conditions as we go through sunday. the middle of it, we could see some slow—moving, torrential downpours and they themselves could cause flooding. across areas, this chart turned green and yellow. shows where all areas will see rain, but to the southwest, eastern parts of scotland, over 100 mm of rain as possible.
hello, i'm ros atkins. this is outside source. india convulses in anger over violence against women, with a second gang rape leaving another innocent victim dead. it's turning political — with a former leader of india's opposition congress party arrested after trying to meet the parents of one of the victims. also in the programme — the latest twists and turns of brexit. the twists and turns of brexit. commission has decidec letter the commission has decided to send a letter of formal notice to the uk government. this is the first step in and infringement procedure. the eu launches legal proceedings against the uk over its plans to over—ride part of the brexit treaty. we'll have the reaction
from westminster. kremlin critic alexei navalny has given his first interview since coming out of a coma saying president putin was behind his poisoning. pressure around trade talks between the eu and the uk continues to ratchet up. the european union is suing the uk over its plans to break their brexit withdrawal deal. last month the uk put forward legislation called the internal market bill — — it would give the uk government the option to overrides elements of the withdrawal deal — something the uk admits would break international law. the eu said it would take action in response — and so it has. here's the president of the european commission. this draft bill is by its very nature a breach of the obligation of
good faith laid down in the withdrawal agreement. moreover, if adopted as is, it will be in full contradiction to the protocol of ireland, northern ireland, the deadline lapsed yesterday. the problematic provisions have not been removed. the uk says it it will respond "in due course" — adding the bill is a "safety net." "to protect trade between different parts of the uk. but the context here the the uk and the eu signed the withdrawal deal and the uk government said it was ‘oven ready‘. there was no mention of further safety nets to either the eu or the people of the uk. the issue at stake is the one that's been there from the start of the brexit process — how to avoid a hard border between the republic of ireland, which is in the eu, and northern ireland which is part of the uk. there have been no border checks or any type since a peace deal in the 1990s and everyone wants
to avoid their return. but if the uk is out of the eu's single market — checks are likely to have to go somewhere. this was the house of commons on tuesday — giving its final backing to the internal market bill — and so giving ministers power to override elements of the northern ireland protocol that comes with the withdrawal agreement. the bill needs to pass the unelected upper house, the house of lords, before becoming law. the eu called this new legislation a ‘contradiction‘ of the commitment to avoid a hard border in ireland. needless to say the uk government sees it differently. here's cabinet minister and leading brexiteer michael gove. there have been those in the eu who have been concerned about the clauses that we put into the uk internal market bill, but i was able to stress today as i have been the house of commons that these clauses are a safety net. we want to reach agreement in the joint committee, we want to make sure the position
of northern ireland is secure in the uk, we want to make sure that the withdrawal agreement is implemented in full. here's more from nick bea ke in brussels. ina way in a way this announcement may sound dramatic that they headlined the eu is starting legal action against the uk, but i think it was always inevitable because the frustration on the eu is very clear when the british last month said it was impaired to rep up parts of the brexit the bar still come of course that was agreed by both sides last year and so the eu set this deadline. —— divorce bill. saying they had there were jobs startled they had there were jobs startled the limit parts of the turn to belt by september and that deadline passed on but i told this logical next step was the eu saying that we meant it and now the legal process begins. however, this is one of a number of legal procedures that ta kes pla ce
number of legal procedures that takes place within the eu and illegal action on this is likely to be extremely slow. helen, more detail on how the us responding? they don't seem overly concerned about this. the feeling just this is about this. the feeling just this is a pretty common legal step as nick suggested. a bit inevitable that the eu regularly uses this. but at a government spokesperson said that it will respond to the letter in due course. they seem to be holding firm on this idea that the arrangements that are in that bill. they said it clearly set our reasons for introducing the measures related to the northern ireland protocol and we needed to create a legal safety net to protect the integrity of the uk internal market. and in short ministers can deliver on the obligation to northern ireland and protect the gains from the peace process. but as you said this has not become uk like it and it does have to go to the house of lords and the expectation is things might get a bit swanky but it seems the government is sticking to his reason
for doing this. don't go anywhere. a few other things to ask you. this is playing out as the eu and the uk are in their ninth round of trade talks in brussels. and here's michael gove updating parliament on how that's going. since the last round of negotiations set out in the terms of reference you can do uk negotiators have continue informal discussions with brussels with still remain but we are committed to working hard to reach an agreement within the timeframe that the prime minister has set out. time is running short. the uk's deadline to strike a trade deal is october 15th — two weeks away. if no progress is made by then — borisjohnson has said the uk must "accept that and move on". the european union doesn't see it that way. here's the commission's vice president. it would never be the eu which would cause the banks of the negotiation of the future partnership between the eu in the uk. you know we have a very ambitious agenda and we have to have the agreement which is far—reaching. the latest round of trade talks
are due to wrap up on friday. the ft tells us that both sides want to make sufficient progress to enter a more intense round of negotiations — referred to as the ‘submarine' phase of talks. their phrase not mine. eu negotiators explain "we cannot enter the submarine when our doors and windows are not yet leak proof". quite. but the mood music is definitely better than it was. ftjournalist sebastian payne points out "despite the eu launching legal proceedings, officials in london are increasingly optimistic a brexit deal. we've gone from about 30% chance of a deal to the other way around. i think it's almost certain we'll enter the tunnel." the tunnel being another word for submarine — it's basically the final stage of negotiations that is only entered when it's felt a deal is there to be done. here's another perspective from dr alan wager, from the think tank uk in a changing europe. this is the window of opportunity for a deal. it has increased the sense that october come october or
nothing, all or nothing. but that is something both sides ground. boris johnson has had this for sometime that he needs a deal by the end of this month. and this isjust underlying the fact that unless we have a deal by the 3rd of november, it becomes increasingly difficult to see how the two sides can ratify and come to an agreement by the end of the year. and here's ft journalist sebastian payne again. helen, the government want to say no deal is a possibility but when you talk to tory mps, i would guess that you and you will know but than me that most would prefer a deal as an outcome. i think addressing the preferences for a deal. but the key thing is that both sides are still talking. there must be a possibility for those talks to still be happening. but i think as you read
some of the comments there, this is an administration of government that is not afraid to do something that for the governments might be unthinkable. so they are serious about these red lines that they have. so it is whether they can get a deal that falls within that a cce pta ble a deal that falls within that acceptable within the things they have set themselves that will be the absolutely key point here. there is a lwa ys absolutely key point here. there is always the possibility that they won't. i want to ask you about prime minister borisjohnson won't. i want to ask you about prime minister boris johnson because won't. i want to ask you about prime minister borisjohnson because with made a decision for countries you a lwa ys made a decision for countries you always need a leader in the room at the end of the day. he is currently battling this huge issue brexit but also the even bigger issue of covid—19. how is he approaching those dual challenges because they are to absolutely enormous challenges for any prime minister. for any government for the boris johnson has been very clear his style of government is the delegates. he has company government and we see michael gove very misleading on brexit. —— cabinet government. and when see ben hancock very much upfront when it comes to
dealing with the pandemic. he has a lwa ys dealing with the pandemic. he has always been pretty clear that it's a style. —— matt hancock. but they are to absolutely massive challenges that he has got to oversee and with brexit of course, time running short on that as well, the transition period ends the 31st of december this year. it is not going anywhere. therefore that is something that he will have to show he has got a grip of. thank you. one thing the eu in the uk agree on front of the transition period is finishing at the end of this year and that will be that. however the negotiations go. the leading russian opposition activist alexei navalny has given his first interview since being poisoned — and says he believes president putin was responsible for his poisoning. mr navalny was released from hospital in berlin last week — he was treated there after falling ill on a flight in siberia in russia. germany says he was poisoned with the nerve agent novichok he's now spoken to the german news
magazine der spiegel. he told the magazine. he said only the heads of russia's three intelligence services can order the use of novichok, and they all work under mr putin. and he described his experience. well, here's the der spiegel journalist who spoke to mr navalny speaking about the interview. you can see the traces of the poisoning, so will we were talking, he was pouring himself a glass of water, and he had to support the water, and he had to support the water bottle with two hands because it was scribbling so much. i asked him whether i could help him and he said no, italked him whether i could help him and he said no, i talked to my physical therapist. as he was trembling. he saidi therapist. as he was trembling. he said i should be doing these things myself. so you can see that this man has been through a really difficult time. he has also looks at him he lost weight, visibly has changed,
but altogether my main oppression is it is the man i know. let's hear how this kremlin has responded from the bbc‘sjenny hill. the kremlin have denied any involvement in this. it is not a claim which is being given much credibility here in berlin and the german authorities are in and no doubt this was an attack and an assassination attempt order at the highest levels and mr navalny himself says that it is very difficult to procure or produce number chocks come only two or three people in russia have the authority to order that kind of production or procurement of the nerve agent and thatis procurement of the nerve agent and that is why he is no doubt who is behind it. stay with us on outside source — still to come... facebook bans adverts that try to undermine the us electoral process , amid concern
over claims postal voting could encourage fraud. stricter lockdown restrictions have come into effect in areas of wales and northern ireland. hywel griffith is in north wales — but first emma vardy in stormont. in northern ireland, new restrictions have just been announced for derry and strabane, areas of northern ireland which now have some of the highest cases of the virus in the uk, the highest rates of the virus in the uk. so the decision has been made that, in these areas, pubs, restaurants cafes, well, they will have to revert to a takeaway only service order out or outdoor dining. also, the advice now is for people to avoid any unnecessary travel into and out of these areas. now, derry is, in fact, very famous worldwide for its huge halloween celebrations, and in the past few hours some scaled—back celebrations which had still been planned at this year have now been cancelled too. but the health minister here at stormont said, look, with such high cases of the virus
being recorded, it was inevitable that new restrictions would have to come into place. meanwhile, across northern ireland, some new rules coming into force for pubs and restaurants and bars, they are going to have limits on their opening times, you will have to serve everything by 10:30pm, and they will have to close their doors by 11. well, here in wales, just in the last few minutes, four more council areas under lockdown, in all 500,000 more people living in northway is coming under the same restrictions we already had in south wales. what do they mean? well, no—one can meet anyone indoors that they do not already live with, and there are limits on movements, no travelling in and out of council areas. it is that second restriction that is causing headaches and hardships in places like llangollen, places that depend on tourism, and particularly people coming in from the north west of england. i have spoken to several hoteliers across north wales,
they have all given me the same picture today — two weeks of cancellations in an instant, concerns about the rest of october. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: growing anger in india over violence against women, with a second gang rape leaving another innocent victim dead. both deaths have occurred this week in the northern state of uttar pradesh. facebook has extended its ban on adverts that seek to undermine the outcome of elections — including the us presidential election in november. the company's director of product management tweeted "last week we said we'd prohibit ads that make premature declarations of victory. we also won't allow ads with content that seeks to delegitimize the outcome of an election....
of course the context here is that president trump routinely alleges that the us election is rigged or a fraud — and particularly makes baseless claims about large scale problems with postal voting. here's marianna spring with more on facebook‘s decision. this information about the democratic process ahead of and in the days after the us election and spreading on social media is of increasing concern. especially since false claims about post—avoiding have repeatedly been applied. included by the us president himself. that means that pressure is growing on social media sites to tackle this before it is too late. for that reason, this update to facebooks add policy in the days after the us election will be welcomed and it looks like they are at least trying to get ahead of the game on this one. but an entirely different question is whether facebook is doing enough to tackle this information and bases conspiracy theories threat on his platform including and ads in the day and week ahead of the election. before people go to the polls. just yesterday, donald trump scam paying
the rent hundreds of adverse which millions of people with a baseless conspiracy theory suggesting that joe biden come his rival was teaching during the us presidential debate using an ear —— donald trump reach hundreds. in order to get help. those claims are totally basis but that didn't stop this at campaign running with various different versions looking to target different versions looking to target different voters. the picture in the ada stuff is from september 2019, not from the debate at all. then at the pictures have been edited to showjoe biden with an a wireless headphone device in his ear, that is been circle, facebook does not agree with these ads and said that it does not factor political speech including an adverse like as head of the election so it is really quite confusing what it is doing to combat baseless conspiracy theories now than what it says it will be doing inafew than what it says it will be doing in a few weeks' time. here in the uk the issue of asylum seekers has been in the news,
specifically where to house them while their application is being processed. on tuesday the financial times reported that home secretary priti patel had asked officials to look at building an asylum processing centre on ascension island. if you haven't heard of ascension island, that's because it is remote, very remote. in fact it's nowhere near the uk. it is over 4,000 miles away in the middle of the south atlantic. the ft reports that the foreign office was asked to provide an assessment on how practical is would be to ship asylum seekers 4,000 miles to ascension, and neighbouring st helena, and presumably all the way back again should their application be successful. speaking to radio four yesterday, an official from ascension‘s government said they hadn't been told about the idea. well the thing is, looking at costs and logistics, we 4000 plus miles away from the uk, i would've thought that it would be extremely expensive
and a bit of a logistical nightmare to get all of them here to extension because of the fact that we are very isolated and i don't think the whole thing will be very feasible to be quite truthful. —— get them all here to ascension island. the idea of using ascension island as a processing facility has apparently been discounted. but on wednesday the government confirmed to the financial times that it is looking at housing asylum seekers off shore. it went on. these reports come amid growing attention on the number of migrants crossing the english channel from france. here's more from simonjones. so far this year, more than 7000 people have reached the uk by vote. in september, around 1950 people made the crossing from northern france. that is a higherfigure made the crossing from northern france. that is a higher figure than the whole of last year. when 1835
migrants across the channel. the english channel is the busiest shipping lane in the world socrossing it in a dinghy is extremely dangerous. but people are willing to take that chance — and often have to pay human traffickers to get a place on a boat. here's the uk's national crime agency. it isa it is a very dangerous they are because particular organised crime groups are exploiting vulnerable people who are trying to get to the uk and using methods that risked their lives. today another plan was published in the times. floating asylum centres planned on ferries moored off the british coast — disused oil rigs had also been considered, but discounted. the financial times says offshoring asylum centres is evidence of the growing influence of this man, former australian prime minister tony abbott. home secretary priti patel tweeted this picture a month ago after he was made a trade envoy for the uk. in 2014 he described efforts
by his govenrment to stop asylum seekers reaching australia by boat as since 2013 australia has sent asylum seekers arriving by boat to manus island in papua new guinea and nauru, a small island nation off australia's north coast. but europe's struggle to properly process asylum seekers is far greater. millions have entered the eu's southern and eastern borders in recent years following conflicts in syria and elsewhere. there are also huge numbers of migrants from africa, trying to escape conflict and severe poverty. the uk and its european neighbours, are all faced with the same challenge. rosella pagliuchi lor is the un's refugee agency representative in the uk1. thank you forjoining us. do you think the uk has a problem i need
the new system? thank you for having me. i don't think the uk has a specific problem that is not the problem that everybody shares in the world, which is millions of people every year are forced to seek asylum elsewhere. but what i would like to say however is that the uk indeed has less of a problem than many others. in talking about the little boats across the channel, that rate so much attention, and indeed their number has increased. but that has been compensated by a very net decrease of arrivals in other ways. so in fact this year, there have been far fewer people arriving in the uk than we would expect. the government had her concerns about the number of people come again and it is considering offshore solutions. do you think there are any offshore solutions that are acceptable? i think is
understandable the government would be concerned. they depend on what we're talking about and turn them offshore solutions. i don't what might‘ve been discussed within the government, butjudging from from media reports, the idea was probably looking at in australia solution. that has led to some thousands of people being marooned in a sort of legal and no man's land in appalling conditions with huge problems of mental health and self harm including among chosen. essentially, an open and the situation which can only be solved if another country is willing to offer a settlement to the people, most of whom have been found to be refugees. definitely not a solution that i think i would like to see the government the uk take. taking into account that all this misery affect cast the australian taxpayer about 440,000 us dollars
per year per person. do you accept there is a particular pressure not just on the uk but on many countries to tell the difference between people who genuinely need help and deserve help and those who are seeking to come into the country illegally and shouldn't be able to do so? it isn't really an issue because lack of alternative means to come legally means that sometimes people try to abuse the asylum process. just in order to get admittance. that being said, there is also a lot of numbers of refugees and the majority of those who come to seek asylum in the uk come from refugee producing countries. so a very large number of them in fact are found to be refugees. there is an issue but i think there are dangers and all different sizes of this. thank you forjoining us.
thank you very much. let's bring you a developing story here in the uk. an mp from the scottish nationalist party has been suspended from the party for attending parliament, despite being ill with what turned out to be coronavirus. margaret ferrier experiened "mild symptoms" on saturday and took the coronavirus test — but rather than self—isolating as she should have done, she took a train to london instead, to speak in parliament, on monday. the same day, she received a positive result, and took another train back to scotland. margaret ferrier has apologised. she said in a statement she deeply regretted her actions and had notified police. it's understood the leadership spoke to her earlier today and it was made clear she had "let herself down". that is it for this hour. thank you for watching. we'll be back in a few minutes as we continue to take you through all of the vagus from around the world. —— all of the biggest
stories from around the world. good evening. contrasting weather north and south of the country as we go through tonight into tomorrow. northern areas where we see skies clear, the rain becoming confined to the far north of scotland, could be a cold night. some mist and fog around and we will see frost, particularly in northern ireland, southern scotland and into northern england. southern half of the country will stay milder, but it's here where storm alex starts to push its way in, bringing some wet, windy conditions and potential for travel disruption in the morning. here's the bigger picture showing storm alex, named by meteo france because of the impact it expects to have there. red warnings enforced across parts of brittany, but even for us, there will be some disruptions. let's look across the southern half of the country tomorrow, because we could see damaging winds in and around english channel areas, may be up to around 60—70 miles an hour, particularly for the channel islands. torrential rain in places of southernmost counties to begin with,
that could cause some flooding. moving its way northwards and across east anglia, the midlands and wales through the day before brightening up later, contrasting fortunes. let's take a look at the northern half of the country tomorrow because here, that frost, bright start, the cloud in north and west scotland, western and northern ireland with a few showers will gradually break up. lots of sunshine through the day, cloud increasing in northern england later. we could see some rain from storm alex arrive around liverpool, into parts of manchester, sheffield area as we end the afternoon. but where there's this contrasting weather north and south, temperatures 12—15 , on the cool side. now as storm alex fizzles out, pushing its way southwards through the weekend, another bigger area of low pressure takes over, and this‘ll have a wider impact across the country. a thoroughly wet start to saturday across england and wales, bright towards the north and west, but rain spread across scotland. wind strengthens here, strongest of the winds on saturday across wales, southwest england and the channel islands again with a potential for damage and disruption. some parts of northern ireland may stay dry until night—time,
but the rain will spread in here as we go through saturday night into sunday. that broad area of low pressure becomes centred around the uk, so it's around the edges where we see the wetness and windiest conditions as we go through sunday. but that said, in the middle of it, we could see some slow—moving, torrential downpours, and they themselves could cause flooding. greatest risk of flooding will be across areas where you see on this chart turned green and yellow. shows where all areas will see rain, how the rainfall totals will mount up, but to the southwest, eastern parts of scotland, channel islands, over 100 mm of rain is possible.
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. india convulses in anger over violence against women, with a second gang rape leaving another innocent victim dead. it's turning political, with a former leader of india's opposition congress party arrested after trying to meet the parents of one of the victims. we'll also have all the latest coronavirus updates from around the world. spain puts parts of madrid back in lockdown to curb a steep rise in virus cases. and italy was once the centre of europe's outbreak, but has so far avoided a second wave. we'll have a report from rome on what it's doing right. and we'll look in depth at the conflict over the region of nagorno—karabakh, as the french president confirms syrian fighters are involved. translation: this is a very serious new fact