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people to die? >> i can i give the count. this is the momentum of the situation. >> what is the future going to be for egypt? >> democracy, freedom, justice. >> how long? >> it is happening as we speak. >> how can you build democracy with the barrel of a gun? >> how can you protect people of a certain country from being killed? egyptians are focused on a march to the future. they know their enemy and the definition of victory. >> cairo's main mortuary shows how nightmares are coming true. it is overflowing, so rotten bodies are kept in 4 refrigerated lorries. for missingng friends and relatives pick their way through the stench. talk,ate families want to but local people around the mortuary are violently hostile to international news teams, leaving government propaganda
that we are biased. he bbc had to film covertly. there does not seem to be a way out of this. there does not seem to be a way of making it better. egyptianides of politics are not talking to each other. people fear more violence. her heart even much more violence. -- perhaps even much more violence. >> people believe there is a conspiracy. this man is claiming that the -- i have seente certificates for people who have been shot with causes of death left blank. many believe demonstrators get what they deserve. wasrs go back to the way it when hosni mubarak was president. his lawyer said the old dictator might be released from the prison in a few days. the dreams of 2011 seem very distant.
bbc news, cairo. these more on all of events in egypt, and the international reaction, i spoke with a senior fellow at the century foundation, who just returned from cairo. thank you so much for joining me. withder if you agree jeremy bowen's reporting that many egyptians are saying they see no way out of this violence now. >> it seems to be the case, and i would reluctantly have to agree. you see something like an inexorable cycle of violence, and something that would result in repression from authorities. it is difficult to imagine a way forward, when you would have some kind of de-escalation, looking at where both sides are at the moment. >> i have been struck over the past few days, speaking to people who would describe themselves as moderate secular- winning egyptians, saying the
government had to do this. we could not afford to have egypt slip in to becoming a muslim state. >> yes, i think it is true to imagine that this has majority support. military remains the most credible and coherent institution in the country. while we do not have a firmly accurate gauge, particularly in cairo, or does seem to be very bitter resentment against the brotherhood, and backing for the military crackdown. i think it is important to note the difference in egypt that sometimes is conflated between non-islamists and liberals. much of what we see now is the reconstitution of nationalist non-islamist forces, but forces that have never been aligned with democratic ideals. true that is also some who we had considered liberals are backing this
crackdown, but it is a very complex your of different forces coming together in opposition to the muslim brotherhood. in cairo,ou were there was a discussion about what american policy should the. president obama canceling military exercises, but, at the moment, maintaining aid to egypt. does what washington does or does not do matter much to egyptians at the moment? >> it clearly matters. tv is somewhat obsessed with the united states. both sides of the divide imagine the united states is supporting their enemy. clearly, the united states as part of the conversation, and an influential player. think anything the united states can do can bring the country back from the brink, or change the decision-making of the egyptian authorities. i think it matters for the united states, and the association of the united states with the current crackdown, but
i do not think the united states can change the decision-making of the egyptian authorities. >> michael has recently returned from cairo, with the very latest. thank you for joining us. a very tricky time in egypt. the u.s. government has said that her team gave it a heads-up about the detention of david maranda, the partner of a journalist who published information from whistleblower edward snowden. but the u.s. said it was not involved in the decision to question him. mr. maranda was held for nine hours at heathrow airport in london, while en route to brazil . maranda, finally arriving back in his home country, brazil, a journey much delayed after he spent hours in detention in london. waiting for him at rio de janeiro airport, his partner, a guardian reporter. his hours spent in custody, being grilled by cap
or terrorism detectives. >> i remained in a room. or were six different agents coming and going, talking to me. they asked questions about my entire life, about everything. they took my computer, video game, mobile phone, memory cards -- everything. >> from his partner, there was fighting talk. >> i am going to do reports much more aggressively. i will publish many things about england as well. a partner.t just he often helps with his work, and his flights have been paid for by "the guardian." he had been in berlin, seeing a filmmaker working with greenwald on sensitive material involving american whistleblower edward snowden. controversial attention in london is the latest episode in the snowden saga.
he has revealed details about the u.s. national security agency and the uk government's communications center, gchq. a problemas caused between president obama and president putin. now, brazil is criticizing britain. >> what you are referring to is a law enforcement action taken by the british government. the united states was not involved in that decision or in that action. >> david maranda was held under what is known as schedule seven of the 2000 terrorism act. people can be questioned for up to nine hours without a lawyer. property like laptops and phones can be see used, and the contents downloaded. last year, just over 61,000 people were stopped at ports and airports under schedule seven, but just 24 people were actually arrested.
home officent, the said schedule seven forms an essential part of uk security arrangements. it is for the police to decide when it is necessary and proportionate to use these powers. but there is concern that there are too many of these stops at ports and airports. among those -- >> it is extremely extension. extremeong the most powers the police have. we do have the right safeguards in place. >> here at the home office, there are plans to make changes to this legislation. people will be held for a maximum of six hours, rather than nine, and they will have access to a lawyer. but the police will still be able to seize personal belongings like laptops. talkfore this detention, around this law focused on civil liberties.
the issue of journalistic freedom has also become part of the debate. bbc news. >> the increasingly complicated case of edward snowden. we do not know his whereabouts since he left the transit area of the moscow airport. he has disappeared into a silent in russia. in india, at least 28 people have been killed after they were hit right a train. the group of pilgrims were crossing the tracks when the express service hit them. an angry crowd attacked the train, setting parts of it on fire and beating the 2 drivers. torrential rain and floods in china's northeast region have killed at least 105 people. tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes, following rains caused by the typhoon. officials are predicting the highest water levels in 30 years will be reached. germany's chancellor angela merkel has been forced to cancel an election rally because of a
hostage situation. police arrested a man who had been holding three people at inglestahtnhall -- townhall. was indicted on premeditated murder charges for the shooting death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. he appeared on what would have been his girlfriend's 30th birthday. the trial is scheduled to begin in march. middle,here in the oscar pistorius, back in court on what would have been his girlfriend's 30th birthday. no reply from the athlete. inside the now familiar courtroom, a few brief tears from the olympic athlete, who held hands and prayed with his brother and sister.
it is six months since reeva steenkamp, a well-known south african model, was shot dead by pistorius to his bathroom door. the prosecution has finished its investigation and handed over its murder indictment, including a list of witnesses, some of whom say they heard a woman scream the night of the murder before hearing gunshots. evidence, perhaps, that the couple were fighting. the prosecution also give itself some wiggle room, arguing that if pistorius did think he was shooting an intruder, he was still guilty of intentional murder. >> we are ready for trial. >> you are confident of the case against this story is? >> let the court decide. >> reeva steenkamp's close friends were in court, keen to keep the victim in the spotlight. >> more than ever, her memory lives on.
friends cannot forget the lasting effect she had on everyone she met. >> the pistorius family offered its sympathy. >> i feel for them. i know what they are feeling and i am sorry for them. >> this online message from oscar post brother carl. remembered like yesterday. always close to our hearts. months,n -- recent pistorius has resumed some training. after learning about the case against him, he and his lawyers were expected to begin preparing their defense for a trial starting next march. bbc news, pretoria. >> the case still getting attention around the world. still to come on tonight's program, these french brothers were converted to radical islam, and went to fight on the side of the syrian rebels. tonight, their father speaks to the bbc.
60 years ago today, a coup in and shook the middle east dramatically changed u.s. iranian relations. the elected prime minister was booted out, paving the way for the shot to take power. the coup was orchestrated by britain and america. for the first time, the u.s. intelligence community has released documents proving the cia rule -- role in this overthrow. november, 1979. a group of iranian students stormed the u.s. embassy in tehran, taking its staff hostage. these young supporters of ayatollah khomeini did not want history to repeat itself. >> part of the rationale of the students who did that is they were worried that there would be in 1953, andlike they wanted to preempt that. 1953, ciasummer of
operatives acted to topple the democratically elected prime minister. failure to resolve the crisis over the oil industry. these historic events shaped the way up both countries -- the way both countries see each other. different ideas of separate episodes as the beginnings of the trouble between our countries. actually,ct is that one is a product of the other. the hostage crisis, although we did not realize it at the time, was a delayed reaction to the 1953 coup. years after the coup, the election of a moderate iranian president offers the hope of better relations. the question is whether the president can open a new era of dialogue between tehran and the u.s. bbc persia, washington.
>> today, a team of u.n. experts begins a long-awaited investigation in syria, looking into charges of chemical weapons abuse. there is rising concern about the number of european converts traveling to syria to fight against the assad regime. in france, this led to fears of a new generation of radical muslims, motivated by the unrest of the arab spring. christian fraser has been to the southern city of toulouse to investigate. as nicfamily know him ola. he is a convert from a middle- class family, and was baptized a catholic. the man to his right is his younger half-brother. they traveled to syria together to wage jihad in the name of islam.
a friend, who wished to say -- that heonymous, said was radicalized by someone from outside toulouse. , butnot know who they are not from our mosque. we asked them to leave. and the man live near a notorious drug ridden estate on the outskirts of the city. had been convicted for dealing, but then he found his new faith. his mother was so concerned she informed french intelligence. their father now lives in french guiana. he agreed to talk to me by skype. more likege, they are a cold than a religion, he said. was full of youtube videos of afghanistan. when he was converted, he had been out of work for over a
year. he was searching for an identity. perhaps that is how they convinced him. an hour after the interview, gerard received a phone call from nicola. jean daniele is dead. africa whichs in are unstable or outboard are former french, knees, or zones of french influence to which muslims here feel attachment. the french have pointed to britain as a fertile recruiting ground for radical muslims, but things are changing. syria aren mali and inspiring a generation of would- be jihadists. believe 220 sources french man have gone to fight in serious so far, and among them a disproportionate number of converts. >> they do not even read arabic. the do not even understand what is going on. but the impact of videos, of
some images and some videos, makes them totally traumatized by this case, and so they do something. >> the interior minister calls it a ticking time bomb. he points to the example of man who trained in afghanistan and returned to toulouse to kill seven people. the intelligence service new about him. girard hopes his family's experience serves as a warning to other parents. he is a loving father, but he cannot be absolutely sure what his surviving son is capable of. bbc news, toulouse. >> the agony of parents in isnce, watching what happening to increasingly radicalized sons. in japan, there has been a spectacular volcanic corruption. the knot and spewed a plume of ash up to five kilometers into
the air, a record high. those nearby used masks and umbrellas to cope with the ash. it is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and it has already erupted 500 times this year alone. amazing pictures out of japan. a little bit of a rascal. that is how prince william is describing his newborn son. the duke of cambridge discusses fatherhood, and those dreaded car seats. nicholas mitchell has the details. born four weeks ago today, and is the center of his parents' attention. a cnn broadcast, supposedly about nature conservation in africa, turned to the topic of baby george. >> he is a bit of a rascal. he reminds me of my brother or me when we were younger. i am not sure.
he is doing well at the moment. he does keep having to need a nappy change. i did the first. badge of honor. i had a midwife going, you do it. he is a little fighter. he wriggles around a lot. it is a bit of a problem. >> the impression is of a couple who are doing things themselves. right from the moment of the first journey home and the successful installation by william of baby seats plus baby in the car. practice.o i was terrified it was going to fall off. >> he is, he says, reasonably headstrong, doing things the way he thinks is right, down to small things like driving his wife and son home himself from hospital, an approach that many will find refreshing. >> we have all grown up differently to other generations. can do ith feel, if i myself, i want to do it myself.
>> it sounds no more than common sense, but it has not always been the way at the palace to have a young couple with their first a.b. dispensing with some of the rigid formality that has prevailed in the past. coincidently, the palace previously -- released previously unseen pictures of the queen when she was a baby. andhose days, nannies nursery staff took the lead in childcare. not any longer, or certainly not in the case of william and catherine. williams is the impact of becoming a parent has been profound. >> i think the last few weeks for me have been a very different emotional experience, something i never thought i would feel myself. again, it has only been a short time, but a lot of things affect me differently now. future king, sharing the joys and surprises of being a parent. bbc news.
william, a dad like any other. i know they have a palace and lots of people helping them out. but having to install a car seat with cameras watching? i have a certain amount of sympathy for the man. you can carry on watching the bbc world news on our 24-hour channel. local listings. and you can reach me on twitter. thanks for watching. see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news -- at bbc.com/news. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years,
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