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[applause] >> and now, "bbc world news." : jais is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am jane o'brien. demonstrations on the streets oa sudan a after the president is overthrown. the new general in charge suddenly quits his post. more legal trouble for julian assange. prosecutors in sweden consider areopening a rape inquiryinst the wikileaks founder. and five months after disaster struck the residents of paradise, california, are still trying to rebuild their homes in the lives -- and their lives.
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jane: welcome to our viewers on n in america a around the globe. a day after sudan's presidentrc was from power, there is already confusion over what comes next. the general who was the interim tileader of the tranal military council has stepped down after less than a day on thousands of people have taken do the streets to dem democracy. the main protest group has expressed skepticism over political dialogue, saying the military is not capable of inging change. our senior africa correspondent anne soy reports. anne: uncertain times in sudan. protes rs are undeterred. they say the revolution isn't over yet. the country's strongman may be gone, but in his place are some of his closest allies. but the people demanding an e
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to military rule. >> we want a civilian transitional government as soon as possible. if it has to be the this happened, than we don't want anyone from their site has been part of the regime anyway. >> why isn't there a transitionalovernment? all those people who died gone in vain. we cannot accept this. fears the army togenerals will do anythin hold on to power. they supported repression for decades. the generals are now promising reform, a political dialogue, and aransition to civilian government. >> all of us should work hand-in-hand. we are not against the demands of the people we are for the demands of the people. evening, anis development, the men sworn in only yesterday as gndan's new military leader
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announced his reion. general ibn auf is pending off his seat to someone perhaps more sympathetic to protesters. women have been at the forefront of the protests. woman has come to symboli theebellion. these images of theye 2-old engineering student went live as she leis week demonstrations. role of sudanese women is very significant to the revolution. they are taking part equally with men and if faced violence and beatings. women have endured a lot of pain and kept on going. anne: but the protesters want to notthe system overhauled, just a change of face. anne soy, bbc news.
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jane: a brief time ago i spoke with the former s. special envoy for sudan. days, butously early what is your sense about whether or not we are going to see any real lasting change here? >> it is hard to say. as you say, it is early days. what we do know is that the junta that has taken over in sudan is itself fractured and fracturing. it is not clear whether they will be able to present a cohesive and unitary face to cap -- of thgovernment to the people going forward. erat is a big concern. the other big concis how long the protesters will be able to maintain their level of vigor and opposition to the government. the government will clearly be trying in the next few days to tamp down and tone down and get people out of the streets and exert corol over the government. the next few ds will be very critical in determining which path we go down, a path of
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peace that we have been on this far or a path of infighting and potential conflict and aggression against these civilians in the streets. jane: what coulde the tipping int? what is your biggest concern? cameron: my biggest concern is u frng of security services. right now the junta has essentially tried to bring under one tent all the varyingri factions of se services that bashir created over his 30 years in power. o was a master of playing these services off of eaer. the army, intelligence services, various paramilitary and informal militias. these are lots of guys with guns who had been benefitinfrom the patronage system bashir set up. as that patrone system dries up and the money stops flowing to those militias, what will happen to them? how are they going to exert their authority, their power? one of they going to do with those guns? they could quickly turn against each other and you could see a s bya-like scenario where you have facti formal and
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informal armed forces in the country fighting in the streets. jane: this has been driven largely by young people. how critical is that? cameron: i think it is critical in the sense that it presents a egeat opportunity and great challenge to thee right now. most of the generals tve taken over and are leading security services are in their 70's and 80's, one generition that ben from being able to get military training in the u.k. and the united states before sanctions were heaped on the country. you have a geration of young ople who have been denied all of those opportunities. their opportunities have come from the gulf states and china. they are demanding this chge in a way that the leaders of the country right now are having a difficult time comprehending and understanding. their first and immediate
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response was if we just get rid of bashir, that will satisfy this group. what we have seen quickly is that that is not the satisfactionhey are looking r. they are looking for democratic adange of government, not just cutting off the f the snake, because the snake is still alive. jane: camon hudson, thank you very much for joining me. sudan is far from the onlyer country in norafrica facing upheaval. in algeria, tens of thousands of people are again protesting on ae streets today, demanding new government that is not consist of the ruling elite. president bouteflikaasorced out after years of rule but the new leader is seen as to close to the former president.la oruerin reports from algiers. orla: "the country is ours," they chanted, "and we will do what we want. algerians are seizing the moment.
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mass protest now the friday routine. st months ago, the horizon was very different. you could be jailed foing on facebook. after decades of repression by a oohated regime, it is just much for some. "what do they want from us?" he says. "we ask god for revenge." more pice are moving into position. the crowd is building here, and so is the anger. this is the 8th friday in a row the demonstrators have gathered. they say they will keep coming until all of their demands are t. they want a complete break with the past.ea that the new interim president must go. protesters don't trust him to organize free elections. some worry that the powerful military is playing a double
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game, expressing support for the protnyts but trying to limit a change. in the main square, police could t hold back the crowds. the protters believed the -- believe the march of histy is on their side. >> i am very happy to be here with my family in order to march for democracy and in order to stop this corrupt government, and to try to give the youth chance for tomorrow. orla: do you believe you will succeed? >> i think we will succeed, definitely. far too many not to succeed. orla: some are standing up to the regime all on their own. "i told them this is my country," she said. to"we want the whole systeo. there is nothing for the young geration. i have five kids with no jobs
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and no homes of their own." in among the crowds, a veteran lawyer who may help lead algeria through the turmoil. he.as waited decades for th >> i have tears in my eyes when i see the happening after 30 years of fighting against dictatorship in this country. we tried to do things. we didn't succeed. it is this young people who gavn us this feof power to be algerians. orla: but how far will the young be allowed to go as the day wore on, the police pushed back, first with water cannons, later with te. the hopen the streets is that change can come without bloodshed, but no one is sure where all of this is headed.
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jane:rl oa guerin reporting there. some of the day's other news. indonesian officials have lifted the tsunami alert which was raised after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake off to the east coast of sulawesi. officials say the tremor was felt a that the scene ofarger n quake in september iich 4000 people died. the dalai lama has beenro discharged fhospital in delhi, where he was admitted three days ago to treat a chest infection. leaving the hospital, the 83-year-old tibetan spiritual leader said he felt almost normal. he has resumed his normal routine, and is expected to return to the indian city where he lives in exile. prosecutors in sweden are ansidering whether to reopen ilegationsono
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of rape against the founder of wikileaks, julian assange. he was arrested yesterday cillowing ecuador's deon to revoke his asylum at its london embassy after nearly seven years. the u.s. wants him extradited to face charges of conspiracy to hack a government computer. tom symonds reports. tom: swedish pbesecutors have pursuing julian assange for years about rape, co, and molestation allegations. he took refuge in the ecuadorian embassy. eventually the prosecutors stopped trying to question him. but when the metropolitan police dragged him into custody, they got a second chance. they he until next august to restart the rape investigation. assange fought not to go to sweden because he was worried sweden would expedite him to the u.s. now britain is considering that. >> he is obviously going to fight extradition and fight it hard. this case raises significant issues about free speech have been warning about the prospect of an extradition request by thenited states nce 2010. tom: seven years inside the embassy, resolving the case will meet answering some
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fundamental questions. glis julian assange al campaigner who worked up a conspiracy to hack computer systems? or is he a journalist,ea publishingd information in the public interest, something the court may be more lenient about? in these modern times, he may well be a bit of both. this is how he described himself to the bbc in 2010. julian: we are a publisher. we accept information from whistleblowers. we vet it, analyze it, and publish it. that is what we do. tto charges say he did more than accept and publish. it accuses him of requesting information from chelsea manning, the u.s. intelligence analyst, and trying to crack a password himself. he is not accused of spying orso tr and the maximum sentence is less than the timeth he spent iembassy. cat labour believes he is being pursued for polireasons. >> i think there may be human
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rights issues. he is at the very least a whistleblower, and much of the information he brought into the publicomain, it could be argued, was very much in the public interest. tom: b wikileaks leaked hillary clinton's emails, and she wants inharge. -- wants him charged. m,. clinton: it is not about publishing journalt is about assisting the hacking of the military computer steal information from the united states government. but the bottom line is, he has to answer for what he has done, at least as it has been charged tom: he ne weeks to prepare his case against extradition. tom symonds, bbc news. jane: you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonht's program, the caliphate may be over, but at o can in syria the children of islamic
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state fighters may be caught in another crisis. are heading to the polls next month, and if you are bored with politics you like this approach. hywel griffith is looking at contenders through the medium of sport. hywel: it is going to be mean and dirty, and one thing is for certain, someone has to lose. australian politics can be a brutal game thd never more so an in an election. on one side, the reigning champions, the coalition, a team which has been through a lot of steps since the last election, ttsacking its captain and g in a new captain, scott morrison, or scomo to teammates. can he make it past may? isthere one issue they bring into play time aftere, t the
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strong economy. s >> t an a comment that is on -- an economy that is on his way ba. hywel: what about theop sition? the labour party has remarkably for australia stuck to the same leader for the last five and half years. >> we are united, we are determed, and we already, ready to serve, ready to lead, ready to deliver a fair go for australia. could beu could -- he australia next pm. only one problem, opinion polls suggest he s less popular than the current prime minister. independents and ll be grappling for vote too, some on the right wing fighting foron immigrati, others who focuseft, climate change.
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as in 2016, the election is really tight. whoever forms the next government will have to depend on the cross ventures to keep hold on power. jane: many have celebrated the collapse of the islamic sta in syria, but now there are serious questions about what to do with the families of i.s. fighters and unrepentant supporters. tens of thousands of women and children, many of them foreigners, are stranded at an internment camp in the north of the country. theamp has ballooned in size, and if the deaths of dozens of t ildren, campaign groups are callinghumanitarian crisis. quentin sommerville has this special report. defeated, caliphate but the nightmare isot over. camp.s the internment
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t they are what is l the islamic state groupinnd they are he tens of thousands. with them, sons and daughters. the camp is overwhelmed. urre, the war wounded children. children.nded are a broken enemy that is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. amp's three small clinics struggle to provide even the basics. most are given antibiotics or painkillers. lurks in every corner. this is six-year-old from turkmenistan was shot in the face 15 days ago, and she is still awaiting treatment. snipers,e a lot of
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artillery, and bombs. we had tents, we don'.t have houses a sniper shot him through the tent door." i.s. fighters used families is the last line ofefense, and while they fought, their children starve. si months old. while western governments prevaricate over what to do with the people here, children are dying. 169 have perished since leaving. kurds never expected to be left with so many i.s. supporters to watch over. the misery flowed out of the islamic state group's caliphate, but they didn't make it far. they are collecting here at the rnment camp.
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it became a flood. there are far more people here than ever expected. it was built for 7000 but it contains 70,000. the foreign women are the greatest threat. remists among them, they are locked up separately. those who showed no mercy now demanded. the islamic state enslaved women. these are the reasons you are here in this camp. >> islamic state for you is the baexample. quentin: the isle ic state to tire world is the bad example! >> show was the good thing. show us of them. and from europe. there is -- quentin: the children of prisoners, --thchildren are
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prisoners,, too and they are still in danger. many of their parents remain in the grip of the islamic state ideologhatefu few of their home countries want any of them even in captivity, the malice overflows. "the a themselves, i swear. if i knew ey would leave us here, we would have attacked and slaughtered them one by one." mini-caliphatea in its own right. stretching mile after mile, it is a reminder of the best of the crisis the islamic -- it is a reminder that thmicrisis the isstate group brought to syria is not over. jane: it has been five months sinces flaept through paradise, california, and left
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the town adeost completely royed. the fire was the deadliest and most restrictive wildfirisin californiary. for residents, it has been a painful and long road to we return to visit some of those finding a nenormal. daysthink it was four after november 8, the rains started coming in. that is y everything looks like cement. re not lucky enough to salvage through our stuff. paradise," "rip and i said what? "rest in peace,is par" i think he understands that we are going to have to start all over. plan is to finish school, stay in this trailer. bought it, and you know, i'm
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going to learn from it, and it is going to make me stronger. >> i bought the shop back in 1989. if you can make in paradise, you can make it anywhere. we have made it so far. i felt like i could still keep the flames and the embers at bay. >> you're saying they were le -- >> they were seismic. it just never entered my mind at i was in danger. reopen onceble to we got water and electricity. >> as we have people coming in, i pulled the little bit to find out, are you going to be coming back where are you now?
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the annoying people that are driving on the street that a know that wetown, will be -- we would love to go home if we could. we are just doing the best we can. the were little miracles that happened finding this house. sellers who sold us the house at a pre-camp fire price, not the crazy jacked up prices that people are paying right now. know, we feel so blessed. it is overwhelming. but it's not over. there are still people -- my parents are still in trailers. people still need help. jane: the ongoing struggle of
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