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we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news.">> hello. you are watching "gmt." i am george alagiah. our top stories -- australia's reputation as a sporting nation takes a hammering after shocking reports into widespread drug-taking and max -- match-fixing. a year-long investigation found scientists, coaches, and support staff were involved. criminal gangs made a big box from selling the drugs -- made big bucks from selling the drugs. >> we will catch you. >> exposed -- the hidden scores
of child abuse -- scourge of child abuse in india. how do you spend your lunch hour? a quick bite with friends? a sandwich at the desk? or a meal with all the trimmings? we have all the latest on the world of business. is the dreamliner keeping bosses at boeing awake? >> boeing desperately wants to see those dreamliners back in the air. they are still stuck on the tarmac. officials give us an update on the investigation. officials are likely to say we are still weeks away from sorting this out. >> it is midday here in london, 5:30 in london.
year-longa, a investigation has revealed widespread drug abuse. it is a body blow to a sports- mad nation that has always prided itself on playing hard but fair. he australian crime commission alleges -- the australian crime commission alleges that the doping is being run by scientists, coaches, pharmacists, and is involved in organized crime. >> in a country that loves sports and hates cheats, it is the blackest day in australian sporting history. a country's crime commission and its anti-doping agency alleged that the use of -- the country's crime commission and its anti-doping agency allege that the use of drugs is being
-- some athletes are using drugs not approved for human use. in some cases, entire teams have been built. doped.have been >> thouge australian crime commission has found use of prohibited substances and illicit drugs. it is widespread amongst professional athletes. >> multiple criminal offenses have allegedly been committed. athletes who have used the illegal substances have been urged to come forward here >> standing here today with some of the ceos of australia's major -- to come forward. >> standing here today with some of the ceos of australia's major sports, if you want to fix a match or dope, we will catch you. >> the accu can -- accusations have been particularly shocking.
>> this is not a black day in australian sport, this is the blackest day in australian sport. >> because investigations are still underway, the reports are short on specifics ash which teams, which players, which sports -- on specifics -- which teams, which players, which sports? fans are asking which athletes and teams they can trust. nick bryant, bbc news, sydney. >> stay with us on "gmt" for more on the story. we will talk to a journalist about how prolific doping is in this sports-matt nation -- sports-mad nation. child sex abuse victims are ignored and mistreated, according to the human rights watch, which accuses india of failing to tackle the issue, especially in state run care homes and schools.
better laws will not help alone. a change in social attitudes is also needed. the report describes sexual abuse as disturbingly common in indian homes, schools, and care homes. says the authorities are failing to protect children from both sexual abuse and -- it says the authorities are failing to protect children from both sexual abuse and how abuse is reported. the indian government has made no public comment about the report's findings. it does not respond to such reports as a matter of policy. let's go live now to delhi. we will talk to the south asia director of human rights watch. thank you for being with us. this is so shocking. i'm not really sure where to start. i spotted this figure -- 53% of those perioople who responded to
this survey said they had been the victims of sex abuse. can that be right? >> the survey was conducted by the ministry of child welfare. it was in 2007. you are encouraging the government -- we are encouraging the government to look at it more deeply because the sample was quite small. it is a serious problem and one that remains largely hidden. >> when you say it remains largely hidden -- i think people around the world will find that so difficult. there appears to be this culture of silence in india. what do you think accounts for that? >> absolutely. child sex abuse is not unique to india. it is a global problem. it is something that many governments have to deal with. the problem in india, however, the social stigma that prevents people from reporting these abuses and, more so, a lack of
faith in institutions. we want to address that. people are reluctant to step up because they feel the criminal justice system will respond in a way that could retraumatize the family and the child. >> over the last couple of months, we have been hearing how bad police treat women in india. now you find the same thing is happening to children. >> absolutely. when we release this report this morning, we had on our panel officials from the ministry, the chairperson of the national commission for protection of children. at the central government level in new delhi, the concern is enormous. they do frame good policies. when it comes down to actually dealing with the issue, which is really at the police station level, at the government
hospital where the victim is brought -- that is where the problem is. we have documented cases where the police refused to register complaints, also cases where the police chose to advantage the perpetrator over the victim because the perpetrator was all- powerful. -- was more powerful. >> thank you. it is that time where we catch up with the business news. you're going to talk about the dreamliner. >> we are going to hear some official comments from the us safety body. here is the problem. we have already had some links from officials -- leaks from officials. they know the problem is with the batteries. they know they are overheating. they do not know how or why. it is a crucial day for boeing.
its customers who have bought these dreamliner jets -- also a very important day for them. regulators will give us an update on their investigation into the faults with the 787. as you probably know, all the dreamliner's have been grounded after incidents where the onboard batteries caught fire. investigators say that overheating is to blame. they cannot say exactly where the fault lies. the ntsb has warned it is probably weeks away from completing that probe. the costs for boeing continued to go up. the longer its planes remain grounded, they spiral. they are concerned airlines may ask for financial compensation from boeing. japan's on their -- all nippon airways has canceled over 1200 flights since january.
the disruption has cost the company 1.4 billion yen, about $15 billion in revenue. >> a longer it takes to the exact cause of the battery overheating -- the longer it takes to determine the exact cause of the battery overheating -- they could be very serious indeed. it could stretch out for a month or two. >> we will bring you all the latest news. 10 years ago, the ipod was the latest must-have device for consumers all around the world. since then, the pace of technology has rocketed with the rise of diageo juggle downloads, social media, and devices like -- of digital downloads, social media, and demises -- devices like smartphones. according to the uk music body,
br- than 1/4 ofins etons paid to download music. of all the singles sold, over 99% were downloaded. how about this number? 3.7 billion tracks were streamed across britain. the uk is the most advanced digital music market in the world. what helps is the way we are getting wired to the things we want. >> tablet computers are incredibly popular. seven of 10 households will have a tablet computer by 2015 in the uk. all of our devices connected everywhere. combine that with music service. you can get anything you want instantly to listen to wherever
you are. >> astonishing numbers. >> what do we do with all those cds? thanks very much. in other news, china says it's investigating complaints in japan that one of its warships block its weapons system onto a jeapanese naval vessel. incident took place -- the incident took place in the east china sea. each side is accused of raising tensions by sending in ships and aircraft. the united nations says half of all of afghan bribes amounted to nearly $4 billion. 20 fires are burning across the island. residents are on the so-called which meanst alert,
they should consider leaving the area. now, with exactly one year to go until the winter olympics in sochi, president putin has sacked one of the games' most senior organizer. he was unserious erroneously -- unceremoniously dumped after the president took a tour of the venue and asked who was responsible for the delay in the complex. thanks for being here. who exactly has been sacked? >> he is the vice president of the national olympic committee. he was overseeing the building. he is also a chairman and owner of the company at is in charge of regenerating the whole area ahead of the olympics. he is quite an important man. >> an important man, and he has
been sacked. there seems to be a massive escalation in costs. >> absolutely. fivefold, sixfold. the ski jump was set to cost 1.2 billion rubles to do it has now cost 8 billion -- rubles. it has now cost 8 billion rubles. it is barely on schedule to be finished by 2013, the end of the year. >> isn't there some comparison with cost, compared to the london games and the beijing games? >> $50 billion. it is about ofur ti -- four times the olympic summer games. generally, the olympics are a very complex project. there is a lot to organize. when the costs rocket fivefold, sixfold, when the projects get delayed by one, two years, you
start asking questions. >> why don't you answer that? why are the costs spiraling? >> real reasons behind it have to be investigated by the government, or -- the real reasons behind it have to be investigated by the government. we have not heard from them yet. we have heard from the human rights watch talking about the migrant workers exploited, working seven days a week, 12 hours a day, sometimes several months not being paid. there are lots of conversations and rumors about connections between the area where -- sochi itself. >> let's use the c word. it always comes up in russia. are you saying part of this is about corruption, the spiraling costs? >> it is about corruption. >> thanks very much.
stay with us on "bbc world news ." still to come -- i will be speaking to a cycling journalist about the fallout from today's damming report -- daminning report on doping in australian sports. now to a question worth just under one trillion euros, how much money should the european union spend over the next six years? eu leaders are trying to reach a compromise deal on their next budget, but the talks will not be easy at a time of economic austerity. >> how much should a cost to run the european union? that is the question facing -- should it cost to run the european union? that is the question facing leaders today. they want bigger funding to pay for infrastructure projects like this.
the french want eu grants to their farmers to be kept high. the countries in the south are struggling with that. they cannot afford any cut in revenue from the eu -- with deb t. they cannot afford any cut in revenue from the eu. northern european nations are close to the uk position. the french suggest david cameron may have to back down a bit. >> a compromise is possible, but we must be reasonable, so we need to reason with those who want to cut the eu budget. >> one of the front lines in the battle of the budget is here at the european union -- european commission. the cost of running the european union is actually a relatively small part of overall spending, yet some governments say that
staff numbers and salaries must be cut here in order to reduce that spending. some eu workers went on strike this weekend against that idea. they point out the ee you is being asked by its members to do more with potentially less money -- the eu is being asked by its members to do more with potentially less money. >> i am george alagiah. the top stories this hour -- a black day for australian sport. widespread doping is uncovered, as well as allegations of match fixing. we are going to stay with that story. with me is an australian cycling journalist. we want to talk about much more than cycling. this really is shocking -- it would be shocking in any country, but australia. we have come to see the players -- they play hard and win hard, but always play fair. this just shatters that image.
>> you said before a black day in australian sport. it has been described as one pundit overnight as the blackest day. sport is so revered in australia. from participation levels to top performance. i don't know if it has come as a shock to people back home. it certainly has put an array of topics that generally are not discussed very much in the spotlight. >> i guess what is really surprising about this is just how deep it seems to run in sports. they are talking about coaches and pharmacists, leaving aside the criminal gangs. how do you think it could go on that deeply for that long without anybody sticking their hand up and saying, hey, i've got something to tell you? >> john fahey brought this up and made the point that we have seen it in other sports before.
unless there is some sort of catalyst, you do not turn a blind eye to it, but it does not, for whatever reason, it is not discussed. that is partly why this report has been so damning. it is just the tip of the iceberg. we understand that the sporting bodies in question are major australian sporting codes. they have not had a doping scandal of this magnitude. >> i want to see -- we have some facebook comments. i am sure this has excited people. here is -- "sports aren't sports anymore. how can anyone be proud of the compliments -- of a competence they have when they are taking drugs -- how can anyone be proud of the accomplishments they have
when they are taking drugs?" "faith in sports --it is all entertainment and there is too much money involved." that is a good point. -- interesting point. men and women are under so much pressure because it is a multibillion dollar kind of entertainment business. is that why it is happening? >> it is business and entertainment. sometimes, that can be lost on sports fans, that it is an industry. i don't think there is a single reason or a bullet point of reasons as to why an athlete decides to dope, why a team decides to take on a systematic approach. it is quite a wide-ranging topic. >> sure. you know cycling incredibly well. we now discovered there is plenty of doping going on there. i wonder if the pressure somehow on sports people -- it is not an
excuse, but does it explain the fact -- there is so much pressure that they are doing stuff they would not have dreamt of a generation ago? >> i don't think you can say that is the reason. there is an argument in the australian press. there is a newspaper tomorrow running a story that the pressure or demand for entertainment, as the american pundits have pointed out, can contribute. i don't think you can say athletes have been -- there are plenty of athletes who have been in the spotlight who do not dope. >> afraid we have to leave it there. thank you. so, what's for lunch today? a sandwich at your desk, something from the canteen, or a three course meal with a glass of wine? more than half of all office workers eat their lunch at their desk in the uk.
since most -- most say they have not been forced to work through lunch, but they are conscious of a culture where aiding at the desk has become the norm -- eating at the desk has become the norm. men are more likely to munch at their desk than female colleagues. we have two reports. the growth of the power lunch. first, mumbai -- sharing food with colleagues is apparently commonplace. >> indians are passionate about food, and that includes lunch. there is a huge café culture here. many have streetside food sources, like this one. for others, it is about eating home-cooked food. thank you.
mumbai is famed for these. they ensure the right food gets to the right office. having lunch in the office in india is something you take your time over, sharing your food and the company of your colleagues. in the newsroom here, finding the time to do that can be tough. we better tuck in while we can. >> new york is home to the power lunch and. -- luncheon. the term was described in the 1970's -- coined in the 1970's. the lunchtime crowds -- you can expect to see the sorts of names you would read on the front pages of "the wall street journal." >> you have the head of
blackrock, barclay, bacnk of america. >> when you are doing deals worth billions of dollars, the steep lunch price suddenly starts to look quite reasonable. , business goes on as usual. >> the thing about the keyboard lunches -- coming up in the next half an hour on "gmt," when it comes to america's covert war against al qaeda, he is america's right hand h-- right-hand man. it was the to an expert in washington on details of the condor -- i will speak to an
expert in washington on details of whether the drone program are likely to be revealed. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you
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