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and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news america." this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington. in china after torrential rainfall creates a landslide that washes away buildings, and accused of carrying out the attacks of the boston marathon, today, dzhokhar tsarnaev please not guilty to all charges in court, and capturing the faces of those caught in the middle of conflict. a war photographer tells us about his time covering syria and the sudan.
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on public our viewers television in america and elsewhere around the globe. tonight, we start in china, where torrential rainfall has caused a landslide, killing up to 40 people. the region has been hit by heavy flooding in the past few days, with thousands of people being forced from their homes in sichuan province. hundreds of buildings have been destroyed from beijing, here is martin patients. little was allowed to stand in the way. one factory worker was left standing. he waded into the swollen waters. just in time. colleague then pulled him to safety. the weathering conditions,
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the services are struggling to cope. this man said all the rescue vehicles have been swept away. bridge collapsed, sending six cars plunging into the river. at least 12 people are still missing. across the region, a massive rescue operation is now under way. it is being carried on by any means possible. the government says over a quarter of 1 million people have been affected by these floods. hundreds have been left in ruins, waiting for help to arrive. this region is no stranger to natural disasters. it was devastated by a massive earthquake in 2008. torrential rain is sweeping across large parts of china, and it appears that in the worst- affected areas hit by this terrible flood, there will be a lateral -- little respite. up to 15 centimeters of rainfall
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are expected in the next 24 hours. bbc news, beijing. >> devastating scenes in china. in boston today, the surviving suspect in the attack that killed three people and left more than 260 wounded pled not guilty on all counts. prosecutors are still trying to figure whether or not if they should pursue the death penalty who, together with his brother, are believed to have carried out the assault. there is the former white house advisor on terrorism and author of an upcoming book. first of all, what do you make of dzhokhar tsarnaev's not guilty plea? >> it is not unexpected. in the american process, you have the arraignment, which usually has the guilty pleading not guilty, and that begins a dance process between the defense prosecutors and the prosecutors to see if he will plead guilty to all 30 counts,
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and the key question of whether he will face the death penalty on 17 of those counts, so this is part of the formality and the start of that dance. >> what is the biggest lesson to be learned? >> i think there are a couple of lessons. first, there are still questions about information sharing within the u.s. government, and also between the u.s. government and partners abroad. there have been many discussions about whether or not the fbi dropped some balls and not informing the russian counterparts about the tsarnaev brother going to die this done. -- dagestan. and then a question about the parts of the world where we may have extremism come from, so dagestan is important. >> do we know if the brothers
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were self radicalize or part of a larger conspiracy? >> there are still a lot of questions about what happened in dagaestan. a lot of things happening in the internet, statements downloaded by the brothers, but still, real questions as to what the network may have supporter or even trade these individuals. that is still a question in the air. >> i was in boston and saw the manhunt and trauma and the helicopters, quite extraordinary, the city brought to a standstill. is there a danger that there could be copycat attacks? >> absolutely, and i think that is one of the lessons of not only this case but other cases. the u.s. has to be vigilant about its reaction, and you have seen a degree of resilience in this case that you have not seen in other cases.
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and you are looking at how they can create havoc and bring an city to its knees if they are lethal enough and conniving enough. >> so much concern about the radicalization among muslims. how great is the threat to? >> you see waves of concern. for example, the somali americans who have traveled abroad to fight in somalia. i think they still feel rather lucky that the of lamont -- muslim-american communities are reasonably well integrated into well economically. when you look at the cases that have been brought by the fbi over the years, there are these pockets of individuals who are self radicalizing or are parts of groups, and that worries people and keeps the counter- terrorism officials up at night. >> thank you.
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>> one week after the president, mohamed morsi, was removed as president, there was a warrant issued for members of the muslim brotherhood movement, a move guaranteed to affect tensions. first, we have this report about how one family is being driven apart by the conflict. for many in the new egypt, he is a hero, one of the most vocal opponents of mohamed morsi and his muslim brotherhood. for that.d a price he was jailed for insulting dr. morsi, for calling him a murderer on a talk show. just a few weeks ago while his son was still in jail, which met his father, a staunch supporter of the then-president, morsi. he told us his son had gone too
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far in criticizing the muslim brotherhood, and since we saw him, everything has changed. president morsi was deposed, and he was released. >> "this is the region we have been looking for." >> and with that, he went to join in celebration. but we find his father in a very different gathering, the funeral of a young brother and a supporter, killed, it appears, by the security forces at a sit in protest. it is his father that is the activist now. the shock of what has happened is huge, he says, but we have hope democracy will be brought back, and the military coup will be overturned. the ralliesls and and the politics are off limits
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when the family sits together and talks, the only way to stop arguments. there are extremes in this country right now. on the one side, there is euphoria, and on the other side, shellshocked he and his father have been able to work through things and compromise. the question is, can egypt? bbc news. joining me now is a professor of middle east studies at the university. egypt capable of compromise? >> i think it is capable of compromise, but, unfortunately, what we have seen over the last few days is that it will not be easy, and it will not be soon. certainly, the killing of the muslim brotherhood members, that type of force, and today, the issuing of the arrest warrants of many in the leadership, i think that makes the process of
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reconciliation that much more difficult. constellation? they are also asking them to be in the administration. >> i do not know how serious the invitation is, and in several cases, there have been islamic leaders who have talked about violence and encouraging supporters to reject the coup, that is what they are calling forms, so most ardent in some cases, i think the arrest warrants are justified, but the point is, you cannot reintegrate the muslim brotherhood into politics if there is also going to be oppression used against many of them. >> before all of this happens, you wrote that the worst way would be if, in fact, there was a military coup. is that right? >> certainly, i have a great deal of skepticism about the
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egyptian military and the generals in charge. we know, regardless what we think, that the egyptian military and the generals are not democrats, and they have demonstrated tremendous competence in their earlier rule after mr. mubarak was forced out of power, so i am deeply suspicious of the continued military involvement in politics in egypt or anywhere. >> can there be democracy in egypt, given all of the opposing forces? >> there certainly can be. egypt has a tradition of that before world war two, in their first phase of liberal politics, but it will not be an easy process, and i think a number of things need to be done. reintegrating foley, and then reform of the military and including and getting them out of the process. >> tensions seem so high at the moment. what do you think will reduce those tensions?
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>> it is almost as if there are two egypt's. there is one that views the world one way and another egypt that sees this as a military coup, and they are not willing to look at anything else, so i think how the leaders at in the current moment, that is, whether there are real signs of national reconciliation, whether there are steps, that is what is going to determine what national reconciliation is possible. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> fighting taking place in the syrian city of homs, as the close in on the last positions. we cannot say with these pictures were found, but this suggests the area around the main hospital. they are saying civilians are dying because of a shortage of supplies and equipment. and in the united states, a judge has ruled of a conspiracy
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to fix electronic books. they said the aim was to challenge the amazon dominance market, and apple plans to appeal the verdict. and the head of the canadian railway company whose runaway train devastated part of a quebec town has blamed the access on an employee, who he said failed to properly set the brakes. it was carrying 72 cars of crude-oil when it ran out of control and blew up in the town. 60 people are now thought to be dead or missing. and one person was heckled as he visited the crash site for the first time. >> a failure of the brakes, it is very questionable whether the hand brakes were properly applied on this train. in fact, i would say they were
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not. otherwise, we would not have this. i do not think any employee removed the breaks that were set. i think they fail to set the brakes in the first place. anddavid is in lac-megantic, he explains how the small canadian town is dealing with the disaster. >> more grim details emerge, the death toll at 15, but there are 60 people who are said to be missing, and officials say there is very little chance of finding any of those people alive. the coroner's office is asking people with relatives who are missing to bring brushes and combs and that forward so they can try to match up samples of dna, and it 200 offices, a short distance from here, they are going through the side that has been cordoned off, and the media
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cannot get through, and they are treating this as a criminal investigation. although this is not terrorism, there is still the possibility of criminal negligence. this could take quite some time, but crucial detail is what happened between the fire that we know broke out before it rolled down into this town and the collision itself. we know that the train was not attended in that time, and that is what investigators will be looking to find out more about. meanwhile, flags at the mastings will be at half in respect to those who died. >> david reporting there. you are watching "bbc world news america. still to come on tonight's program, the country of jordan used to be known for corruption, and is trying to turn the corner, but can it leaves the old ways behind?
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european union fishing quotas have not been kind to small people, but now, a court has upheld a decision to reallocate the fishing quotas from larger fisherman to smaller ones. we have a report from the fishing port of hastings on the coast. >> it is a hard life, fishing. the boat returned with its catchy just after dawn. david has been out in the english channel 10 nights in a row to make the most of the good weather. all fishermen in europe are given a quota. that is the total amount that they're able to catch in any one year. david has been catching sole, but like many small fishermen, the " and he has been given is barely enough to make a living. he has been given is barely enough to make a living.
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>> just to make ends meet. >> big firms, up about 90% of the national quota, and the government agreed recently to take 1.4 million pounds of that away from the big boats and give them to the small boats, but the big firms challenged the decision in court. the judge rejected that challenge and said quotas for the little guys will go up. someere was quite opposition with lots of money. scratching a living. >> big firms believe the government has no right to remain any of its quota. in hastings, the court decision is really important. small fishing boats are part of the very soul in seaside towns like this. bbc news.
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>> well, this week, the bbc is taking a look at this courage of corruption, and people around the world thinks it is getting worse, but not in the soviet state of georgia. there, it used to be part of everyday life, but some say now they have paid a bride in the last year. there is fear that old habits die hard. from the capital, a report. -- paid a bribe in the last year. >> a culture of bribes. over the last 10 years, georgia has been trying to do just that, by creating more transparency. it has built see through police stations to help the public keep a close eye on their constables.
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the notoriously corrupt traffic police were scrapped and replaced by u.s.-style patrols, and new recruits were monster -- monitored closely to make sure they did not take bribes. police officers, do not take the money. >> this is the man who began the reforms. sac is speaking to power in the rose revolution. -- saakashvili. >> they have seemed to have
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accomplished and mission impossible. it rose to a ranking higher than some eu states. though it is so impressed. last october, one billionaire became the new georgian prime minister. he claims that the anti- corruption government which preceded him was no beacon of transparency. our predecessors were successful in fighting corruption on the low and medium levels, but the money which had previously been divided up among the other levels were shared by a small group of people higher up. this was the lead to corruption. a string oft months, aakashviliisters of s have been investigated for corruption, while others were investigated for spending money
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on things like botox injection'' in new york. >> that is all that they can claim and finds proof millions, billions misspent. was clean.y >> georgia has achieved much in terms of transparency. now, it will be to keep this from turning into an all-out attack on political opponents. steve rosenberg, tbilisi. >> botox payments. who knew? we have seen the devastating effects from the war in syria, including a flood of refugees. our photographer trafford to the u.n. refugee camps near the border with jordan, and also went to africa to visit with those with homes in south sudan. sebastian a short
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time ago. sebastian, after 30 years of covering war and conflict around the world, what impact do you want this to have? >> the only thing a refugee has when they have lost everything is pride in dignity, and it always seems to shine through in my pictures. i have just been back from assignment with the united nations in jordan, syria, and the sedan, trying to capture what was left of these people, and that was their pride and dignity. >> you have a focus on children in your work. why is that? >> i have children, and i like children, and i find it terribly sad in the middle of war, that the children are completely unaware and have no idea what is going on. there is an innocence of a child at war that has always struck me. >> going into that no-man's land between syria and jordan, very
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poignant. >> it is a very moving point in that person's life. once they have crossed that no- man's land, they are stamped a refugee, and they go through this process. they have lost everything they have known. they have lost their country. usually, family members are left behind, and there is a terrible situation. some of the refugees have gone through hell to get to this point, and it is a relief to get across, but at the same time, the realization that everything you has gone. >> once the assyrian refugees go to the camps in jordan, you capture how their lives still goes on. tell us about that? >> there was a young assyrian lady, and she had not lost hope. she had not given in. there was a wedding dress shop
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inside a camp. lord knows how she got them into the camp, but she hires these out four times a week. the weddings happen in the kit. it is much more exciting than all of the other dramatic pictures. >> also, some pictures from sudden sudan. terrible, horrible, horrible stories. there was one little old lady of 86 years old in the late stages of dementia, and i tried very hard to take a very soft, sympathetic photograph of her, but in her moment of clarity in the senility, she would suddenly remembered the bombings and then just burst into tears and hold her face, and, yes, once again, trying to capture that dignity, the one thing they have left. >> sebastian, thank you. >> my pleasure. >> sebastian's images of those
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