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under the influence of cannabis. >> welcome to pbs in america. also around the globe. coming up later. young country, growing problem. what happens when india's baby boomers grow old. and the secrets hidden until the day she dies. >> hello it's not often see the european union, and describes france's deportation of gip sees in breech of the ue law. and they were forced to romania.
>> the support from gavin hewitt. >> over a hundred have been cleared and a thousand romas have been expelled and put on planes to romania. >> today the european union used enprecedented language to rebuke one of its most powerful states >> this is a digrace. >> the commissioner said there was paralleling with world war ii >> this is a situation i would thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. >> enough is enough. >> the french government says the roma are actually given 300 euros each when they leave the county >> france is a proud founding
member and rarely received such a dressing down and deliberately mislead the eu. part of the union's anger relates to an internal french memo when mentions dimantels roma camps a priority. some see it as targeting ethnic group. >> i am against discrimination. >> i think the french government is not totally wrong. >> it's pointed out here that other countries have removed thousands of romas without attracting such criticism. and the help hasn't been fully used. but today's comments are a huge embarrassment to an embattled president, sarkozy, now he stands as playing the tough cop.
so far, he has not responded to today's attack. although the french foreign ministry said. it was astonished by the comments. >> if president sarkozy was that back down. he would be humiliated. >> gavin hewitt, "bbc world news," paris. >> benjamin netanyahu has begun serious discussions with their peoples. >> that accords to george mitchell. summing up a day of egyptian talks. >> shaman sheik or endless peace talks. with the tourists oblivious to the talks, hillary clinton was
there in person to persuade and cajole as the united states fights to keep up the momentum. she's eager to talk up the propects and the american piece. george mitchell shared his thoughts. >> we share our goal of a just, lasting and secure peace. >> the sticking point is the issue of settlements. the palestinians are ready to walk away from the talks. israely netanyahu has been pressed to not give up ground. although he says there's progress >> the parties did sit together
for 2 long sessions and return to jerusalem. no big announcements and the best anyone is claiming is that they're continuing. there will be many more long days of negotiations in this process is to bear fruit. >> john, "bbc world news," egypt. >> around 2 half thousand people were told to leave the eiffel tower. the city was also evacuted after a second call. >> i breech of press freedom laws. he accuses the presidency to track down the source of a high-level leak. the european court of human
rights has ruled turkey must bay a turkish newspaper reporter shot down in 2007. turkey did not fulfill its obligation. >> the afghan central bank is taking over the kabul thank. according to the central bank. several senior directors of kabul bank. including karzai's bother are to be investigated. austral australia's first prime minister is the first woman to be elected to the post. >> now, she's been held pretty
much in solitary confinement for more than a year. today, sarah shourd was released. they explained they got lost in a hiking trip. she has been denied treatment for serious health problems. the detention period for her friend, shane bower has been extended for another 2 months. >> after more than a year in an iranian jail, she has been freed. >> i freely greatful. it's a huge relief for me. i want to thank every country and individual involved in this process but her 2 fellow hikers are still being held. >> my first priority is to help my fiance and friend gain their
freedom. they don't deserve to be prison anymore. >> iran was released but it's not clear who paid it. >> president ahmadinejad said her mother campaigned for her health >> there's a lump in her breast and it's really new. i am really concerned by daughter may have cancer. >> the 3 americans were detained between northern, iraq and iran. the family says they are innocent hikers who crossed over by accident. >> their arrest became another source of tension. >> these are 3 innocent kids who committed no crime.
all 3 of whom should be released and immediately by the iranian government >> sarah shourd is out. humphrey for "bbc world news." >> george michael has been jailed for 8 weeks. 47 year old was caught in his car >> yes. so as well as that 8 week sentence, 4 of which he will sever out on license. george michael was fined 1250 pounds and banned from driving for a period of 5 years. >> we love you. >> george michael arrived in court knowing a prison term was a possibility.
one of the reasons large numbers gathered here for one of the sentencing of the music's biggest name. he already plead guilty for plowing into a store. the point of impact. inadmissible to the fans. >> it's a sobering fall from grace. they had 4 number one singles if anything, his subsequent solo career was more successful. more significantly, he manageed to recreate his uk success in america and around the globe.
his album, faith, selling in expense of 20 million copies worldwide. many wonder how his career will be damaged. >> he's not selling many records anymore. but at the real moment. he's in danger of being remembered for a man who went to jail from having an incurable drug problem. this is just one of many starting a prison sentence in one of britain's jails. one piece of good news for the fan the court heard. after a few years out of musical spotlight. george michael started writing again. and will be hoping to eventually see him back. >> and inquiry is rejected claims that authorities in northern ireland helped in the murder of a paramilitary leader.
billy wright was killed by republican inmates at the maze prison. mark simpson reports to one of darkest ages. >> billy wright lived a life of violence. but knew the dangers. >> he knew he can't be killed. >> everyone can be killed. everyone. >> within a year, he had been killed. shot dead while in prison. the jail was supposed to be one of most secure in europe. but not for billy wright as today's report highlighted. bitter enemies were put in the same part of prison. each block 6. on one side and republicans on the other. the report says this directly facilitated the murder the billy wright. he was attacked after walking to a prison van waiting to take him
to the jail's visitor center. 3 people escaped from their cell. jumped down and shot billy wright 7 times. >> conditions inside the maze in the late 1990's were like nowhere else. it was a vitally important time for peace talks. keeping calm here on the inside, was crucial. billy wright was against the peace process. there were suppicions that the prison or security services had joined with his killers.
nonetheless. they said he should have been protected. >> there was no collusion. billy wright was in protective order with the state. whatever crimes the lfv committed, his murder should not have happened. it was wrong and i am sincerely sorry that failings in the system facilitated his murder. >> and unionist mp's called the report a whitewash. his father was also disappointed. he's convinced there was collusion and the authorities and republicans combined to kill his son. >> they looked look collusion, sound like collusion and amount to firm and final proof of collusion. >> the jail is now closed.
in fact most of it has been demolished and the full story about what really happened behind those walls be probably never be known. mark simpson, "bbc world news." >> still to come. she kept her secret to the end with the death of a british recluse revelations of her war-time exports. >> first though. japan's prime minister survived a challenge from his own party. he has been in power just 3 months. >> japanese prime ministers don't have a long live expectancy. he was already facing the first challenge to his leadership. from this man, more reknowned for his work behind the scenes.
political force credited for the landslide victly last year. members of the parliament have to choose who leads the country. at the end, the prime minister won by a larger margin than suspected. the end saw to a 15 year high against the dollar. japanese exports have been hit hard and the economy is stagnating as china is over taking to be the world's second largest economy. especially since it last control of upper house earlier this year. japan has had 5 prime ministers over the past 4 years. the man who lead the democrats to the election victory. breaking 50 years of
conservative rule. but backtracking from moving the merge air base cost his his job. he will return to the shadows and with strong support, the influence will remain. bringing the party together and getting his laws through parliament of a hurdle he will still face. "bbc world news." >> this is "bbc world news," the latest headlines. the european union described it to world war ii and the latest round of the middle east talks include jewish settlements and the future of jerusalem. >> let's look into the pakistan
river and dropping back in on the worst monsoon floods. trying to get a real picture of how their living. they are trying to rebuild their lives. they are travelling the length starting where it began, in the northwest. >> i thought it was the places worst affected by the floods early on. it was a huge loss of life. a lot of people were injured and many, many lost their home. there's huge need and a lot of people are saying the government is not giving them what they need. organizations like this one, are filling the void. now this is a group, as can you see here, they're just packing up. doctors who had have medicines out. seeing patients for days. this is a group affiliated to an organization. in fact, it is to a band's group. but a lot of people here are saying they don't worry about
that. they need help from whatever source they can get it. the people from this organization are saying they shouldn't be judged about what the media is saying and accuse the media are telling lies saying they are associated with terrorists and instead looking at what they do on the ground. there are still many people who are worried that groups like this are taking advantage of a time like this when so many people are in need. >> you can follow him online, just go to the bbc website. you will find much more at bbc.com/news. it's being reported from pakistan. people have been killeded by drone attacks. it's believed american missiles
are involved. india is generally seen as i young county. so, how does india pay for them? it doesn't have a social security system. that prevents an untapped market. we have been looking into it in del hi. >> all day to make a little over $200 a month. with this money, he supports a family of 5 and pays a mortgage. none of them have access to benefits >> it's tough to say when you earn so little. i am worried about my source of income when i grow old.
many of us can't afford to stop working until i die. >> everyone looks at india as a young population. they are headed toward old age. many of the country comes from the informal sector. workers with no access to formal pensions and now, there's particularly one group in position because they can sink back below the poverty line in their old age. >> now drivers are being grouped into groups to carry the sponsored messages. the advertisers get more visibility and drivers get money directed to a retirement found. while schemes like this are successful, the lack of a social security system, poses a risk to
the economy >> even today. we have taxpayers and then you have others. even if these numbers double in the next 20 years, i don't see taxpayers ever being able to carry 3 or 4 pensions. this is a significant fiscal challenge as well. >> smaller families will mean more old people who will need financial support as they age. >> over 200,000 workers from the unorganized sector have signed up. while there's no doubt the potential market for pensions in india's much larger. creating products will be the most challenging jobs. bbc news. delhi. >> you will find lots more coverage on our website. bbc.com/news.
on france's bitter battle. there's a huge push to increase the retirement age from 60 to 62 >> finally, the tale of a reclusive woman dying alone. eileen harbored a secret. he operated as an agent and occupied europe. narrowly and repeatingly escaping >> to neighbors she was a reclusive lady. she died alone in her flat last week. and it was only then that eileen's life was revealed. >> she sat outside. read the paper. chat with the kids and played with the cats. >> never mentioned her early life. >> you never know the person
you're living next to >> documents found inside her flat discovered the truth. he was one of a handful of british woman trained as spies into occupied france. there's, she was captured by the ss and tortured in a concentration camp before she escaped. >> they treated her horribly. stripped her clothes off. plunged her face and held her until she almost drowned. >> she kept her silence for the rest of her life. because she died alone she was going to have a paupers funeral and be buried in a council's grave. a war hero
>> anybody given such courage on behalf of their own country is honord and respected in this ways. a full funeral service will be held and tonight, a distant relative came forward. john kay, bbc news. >> you will find much more on eileen and all the international news. you can get in touch with us on twitter and you can see what's coming up on facebook. thank are being with us on "bbc world news". >> funding was made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, union bank, and siemens.
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