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welcome to our views on -- to our viewers on other television and around the world. pope has concluded his first foreign trip to brazil. that ise trip ride home getting headlines. he said gay people should not be marginalized but integrated into society. many see it as a sign of inclusiveness even their church policy has not changed. the religious affairs correspondent reports. >> when the pope (io, 2 million turned out to see him off. an extraordinary combination of charisma and humility. at 30,000 feet, a more intimate conversation.
the pope stood for almost an hour and a half answering every question put to him by journalists. said a person should not be judged on their sexual orientation. if a person is gay and has goodwill, who am i to judge him? the pope did say that active is sinful, but it is a town that has been my kid -- that has delighted gay catholics. they are seen internally and externally. gay catholics choose either to leave the church entirely or to move to another denomination which may be more accepting and liberal. his simple and direct manner have taken a town.
among several acts of humility, he washed the feet of two women including a muslim, some traditionalists worry might undermine the church's teaching on women priests. it is not the role of the pope to construct church law. way he interprets the teaching of the church, the pope has an enormous power. captured theas imagination of people in britain. >> he can easily be seen because he leads the church. is way he has led the church by personal example. >> back home this evening, pope francis placed a memento reverently on the church in
rome. he understands the power of gesture and is ready to use it. >> for more on the pope's comments today, i spoke with a professor at the catholic university. thatw surprising is it pope francis raised the issue so early on? >> it is a mating. it shows his confidence. his excitement and enthusiasm for his reception. that there is a new conversation that can be had. i think that is refreshing. >> even though he does not signal a change in policy, how do you think it will go down in the political factions of the vatican? comment was particularly addressed to those political factions. the comments that he made was a thatof unguarded comment
signaled his concern about and those that would lobby for that own particular interests. it is something he was keen to discourage. this notion that some party should lobby. that is where the comments about not judging gay people come from. he wants to affirm that there are gays who have this inclination in the priesthood but not to say their political imaginations should be approved or and tolerated. it seems like nothing is off the table with him. he wants tome time, say, let's go deeper into a conversation about god's mercy. think botht i
embedded and francis address, the mercy of god. wants to say clearly the church is teaching us and settled on questions of sexual activity. mean there isot not a creative conversation which cannot be had. you see that in his comments in theology of women. >> is this about him changing the church or public perception of the church very briefly? >> i think it is about changing attitudes, as he said. a very important address he gave. it is about changing our and turning disappointment into delight. we should be able to be a church
that can walk with people in disappointment and surprise them. >> we are looking forward to the surprises. thank you for joining me. washington,ere in peace talks between the israelis and palestinians are going to a former u.s. ambassador to israel is the new envoy to the region. for more on the prospects of peace talks, i spoke a brief time with david makovsky. have been here before, haven't we. how optimistic are you that there could be some substantial results? and008 is where it stopped 2000 nine was very brief. as the same time, i think there
are things to look at that are worthy. for the first time, you have someone talking to the public repeatedly about the dangers of binational is him. if israel does not take some steps, it will be lost. that is huge that he is doing that and preparing his public. palestinian side, you have the sense that you will not get everything. you would like the bases to be the 1967 the lions. that does not. the settlements will be slow. each side, and you mentioned the prisoner release. that phase going or where. each side is making some tough .hoices right now john kerry got them into the shallow end and the swimming will get much harder when they get into deeper waters. >> these are still talks about starting detox.
what are the big hurdles? >> they'll be in washington and have to deal with procedural issues. there is artie been a press report they will move to the region in the next week or so. then you have the question of, how to restructure this? do we want the americans in the room or not? the palestinians will want them in the room or because they believe they are more in sync. there will be philosophical questions about structure, but they will have to delve into the substance. is the security range? what about jerusalem? >> the palestinians want the u.s. in the room. why does the u.s. persist with this because it has been the vein of every presence tenure. why does the u.s. carry on? >> as the united states, we care about this. if there's a war, we feel we will get sucked into that war.
we have always believed in strong relations with the arab states and a strong commitment to israel. we believe the one way to use the pools of those two sets of commitment is a vibrant peace process. is we believe this issue exploited by jihad ease and other elements who try to mobilize. we don't believe it will end terrorism per se, but we would like to take that card away. >> two i very much. >> it was a deadly day in iraq. more than one dozen car bombs exploded killing more than 50 people. the united nations estimates nearly 3000 people will be killed in escalating violence
since april. richard kendall reports. >> and all too familiar scene in iraq. wreckage from a car bomb that exploded in crowded streets and markets. >> we were standing here when a pickup truck drove up and parked there. the car with the bomb went off. >> for iraq these, it is a grim reminder for a past they hoped was over. they blame insurgents linked to al qaeda. -- stormed the jail, frame prisoners and senior al qaeda leaders. >> iraq yours bloodshed is not
yet as bad as it was in 2006 and 2007, but this is still worrying. worsening, is .xasperated by the government that's resentment has helped al qaeda in iraq. qaeda extremists operate in both countries. >> in syria today, government troops were claiming they had taken back more territory from rebels. some iraq used are already fighting with the opposition.
>> we could see quite easily a border facilitating instability and civil war. press the comfort we see in syria that we could be seeing in iraq. >> the country is once again in peril. this time, much of the international community's attention is elsewhere. bbc news. >> today, investigators are still looking for the wreckage. -- a coachling carrying passengers went into the ravine. it is not clear why the bus driver lost control. >> way out there on the edge of the highway, they launch into mid air.
the crash down through the trees and pounded into the air 100 feet below. in the mangled mess of metal, reminders on board. .amilies with children the safety barrier had failed to keep them safe. >> i would think the barriers on the purchase should prevent this kind of accident, but it seems the impact was so strong that even the barrier gave way. >> the bus had been badly out of control. it is not break as it approached slow-moving traffic before it careered off the road. >> all of a sudden we heard some .hings coming from behind us we did not even see the coach at all. >> rescue crews worked through the night searching through survivors, and gathering up the many dead.
live very close to the crash site. we heard a huge boom and we ran. all you could hear was children shouting. we called the police and waited for them. we were afraid it would follow us. relativeshift morgue, have been coming to try to identify the dead. >> there is shock and agreed here. asked.ns are being what caused this carnage? was the driver to blame? >> he was among those who died in the wreckage. the actions he took in the last moments of his life will be closely scrutinized in an investigation that is only just beginning. .bc news
>> you are watching bbc world news america. still to come on tonight's program -- the ballet comes to london. traveling between spain and gibraltar over the weekend became a slow and painful process because of action by spanish border guards. there are reports it could be linked to a fishing dispute. from spain, robert hall reports. squallher territorial goes across the rocks. , thousands ofs vehicles were gridlocked. spanish officials checked paperwork for travel traveling onto and out of the territory. the spanish said this was a a routine operation to prevent smuggling.
it was seen rather distantly. >> warm, i hungry. got diabetics. we have threatened women. people going to weddings and catching flights. this is the situation. >> a call from the foreign secretary has called for normal service but the tension remains. naval vessels were involved in a melee which was dropping concrete blocks. madrid sees this as an infringement on its fishing rights and lodged a formal complaint. for centuries they weathered the storms. intervention has
eased difficulties for now but the row is not over. 300 years after the purchase established their colony it is all too real. bbc news, spain. >> alaska is a state known for its gorgeous landscapes, but right now the fishing interests there are locked in a bitter battle. a vast copper mine does and development, but that same day sees 14 million wild salmon swim into it every summer and there are fears it will put the development at risk. >> it is a wonder of the natural world. tens of millions of salmon on an epic migration.
it is a summer feast. headwaters of the the system or salmon come to spawn and die, there is treasure in the rocks. a company co-owned by the plants oneing giant of the world's biggest copper mines in this wilderness. ,> when you're up in the air you get a sense of how remote this place is. the big pit down there. they also need to build a power station and develop a road or rail link to the sea. >> john is the boss. it could be worth half $1 trillion, but the massive open pit would generate billions of
tons of potentially dangerous waste. >> a lot of waste, but the waste is essentially dirt. people think about waste and they think of toxins. >> it is toxic dirt. >> know it is not. >> you cannot allow it to enter the ecosystem here. >> it does have to have long- term monitoring. no question about that. >> more than 100 miles from the but connected by stream and river. 25 million are caught every summer. business.a $1 billion they got it, freeze it, and can it for supermarkets all over the world. the fishing industry is scared of a mine in their backyard. iswe have a culture that dependent on salmon since god created salmon and demand.
we are not willing to risk it. kim williams is handing on the salmon culture to the next generation. she has been to london several times to lobby against the british-backed mine. >> our message is the same every year that we go back. place.he wrong it is in the wrong location. it has devastating consequences to the people of bristol bay and the fishermen. mine boss says his mind could transform local but heties or the debtor knows he is to overcome their fears. high responsibility to show people that we are not going to do with they are afraid of. it will be be able to do that? i do not know. >> thanks to the mine, uncertainty hangs over the bay.
alaska has a vast natural resources. the people the politicians must decide if some are best left untapped. bbc news, bristol bay, alaska. >> i wonder who will win that one. lately, a lot of attention has been gained for the attention of stuff happening off the stage. the dance company is now in london for the start of a three- week season. can the performances put the scandals behind it? are officer will reports. legendary ballet is back. they will be performing among other valets, swan lake. these dancers are some of the very best in the world.
they in body they believe the heart and soul of russia. think the valet represented russian spirit and music. that is why it can be considered the greatest achievement of our culture. >> chekhov once said that the only thing he knew about the ballerinashat all stink like courses. he was preferred -- referring to the great illusion were dancers learn to mask the unpleasant realities of their visit call assertion. there's no not of training that would enable anybody. >> there have been allegations of corruption and smear campaigns. in january, the company's -- instigated,or it is alleged, by one of his own
dancers. new boss has been appointed to sort out this troubled institution. event, this of tragic event, has a tough, psychological impact on everybody. this will be in the past and we will move forward. >> it was founded in 1970 -- 1776 during the reign of catherine the great. two world wars and communism. scars will linger. bbc news. writes that brings today's program to a very graceful close but remember you can continue watching bbc world news for constant updates from around the world on our 24-hour news network. simply check your local listings. from all of us, thank
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