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that the time of year when the sea is calmer, migrants teammate reach italy almost every day. often in overcrowded, unsea worthy boats. and this is just the latest tragedy off italy, there were more bodies to count a few days ago, this time on a beach in cicely. 13 my grants drowned as they tried to swim from a vessel as it approached the shore they stpt the crew forced some of those who died to attempt the swim. >> this is not the fist time we've seen scenes like this off cicely. fears raise once again about what to do about these migrants. >> furious demands near italy to the end of the dangerous trafficking of people across the mediterranean in overcrowded and unsea worthy boats but the problem is it's difficult to see how that flow
could ever be curbed in any major way. there are just so many people so desperate to have a chance to make a fresh life in europe and there are so many traffickers under so many ports ready to take their money. >> and alan, this particular voyage it appears started enough libya and of course difficult in libya to get any sort of control. >> absolutely. libya is just one of the coastlines to the southern mediterranean where there isn't the tightest security control but we get eboats arriving off italy's southern shore from all along north africa and in the middle east in the recent months and weeks a large number of seerns coming. ll people -- sirians coming. all people desperate to try to reach southern italy and they can unite in europe.
>> alan, what happens to the survivors in this case, but those who have come on shore in the past? >> on a daily basis, italy is taking in people that the time of year. this is the season, if you like, the sea is calmer in late summer, and early autumn, and there are boats arriving almost every day. there are reception centers groaning full in parts of lit i. italy feels it's very much on the front line of this great flow of migrants a sense the rest of europe isn't doing enough to help the italians cope with this influx. some people are sent back and some are allowed to stay. in go on drifting north europe, but it is an ongoing problem. as i say, italy is felt it's left alone to deal with too often. >> thank you very much. now, we've got developing news coming into us from nigeria.
officials say a chartered airplane carrying 20 passengers crashed into a bush and burned into flames after taking face-off lay goes domestic airport. a spokesperson said five survivors were rushed to hospital as rescue efforts continued hours after the crash. we'll of course bring you more on this as and when we get it here at bbc world. now in the aftermath of the west gate shopping mall attack in nairobi there were suggestions some of the militants were recruited abroad but now a bbc investigation has found recruitment in kenya's own backyard appeared to have been played down by authorities. those inside security forces said of an uncontrolled shooting spree by soldiers as they entered the mall. from nairobi, karen alan reports.
>> is this where the attackers preyed during the west gate siege? are few details emerge but more evidence of a break do you think in control when the military entered the complex. one officer agreed to talk to us anonymously. >> the military entered the building without command shooting randomly. when they entered and started firing, people are screaming and running here and there. people didn't know who to trust. >> it's a power struggle that now threatens the initial struggle. the snirble suspicions that a brittish attacker was involved is now unreliable. now it's revealed a group recruited kenyans not just su malis. one is sheikh ahmed an al-shabab leader now thought to be in sew mali.
this was the mosque where he preached it. -- it took just a few moments to confirm young men are being sent to be trained. >> maybe they don't get school or need money and they go. according to islamic ideal, that's good. they get financial sfrupt al-shabab. >> investigators have yet to make a link between this area, the sheikh and the west gate attack but this neighborhood has been on a watch list for some time. we now know following sustained security operations some al-shabab officers were able to escape and go into hiding. but the authorities have cases they reground and were planning a terror attack in nairobi but many are asking why weren't those leads being followed up. without clear leads, mass
arrests. i met this person hours after she was released by the police. a well-established su molly designer with an american passport, her house was raided and she was held for three days. >> i can't describe it. it's just a nightmare. the sound of gunshots, the breaking in of the door. we have a wood door, and a metal gate. so they came through all that. i still want them to focus the real terrorists. i feel like i've been terrorized. >> two inquiries now aimed to get at the truth but all the signs are that recruitment by al-shabab in kenya's own backyard has been and is being significantly played down. >> now the west african state has made a surprise announcement, it's withdrawing from the commonwealth without
giving the institution any notice of its intentions. a near colonial institution. that's a reference back to the organization's rights decades ago in the british empire of course. they have a long history of tension with britain. the presidental frequently ray accuses london of backing his political opponents. so let's take a look at what we know about the president. seized power in a coup in 1994 as a young army left tenant. he claimed he could cure aids and it involved a green her balance paste and bitter yellow liquid and eating bananas. he was told to leave the country -- one was told to leave the country after she expressed doubts of the president's claims and then he resumed capital punishment
executing nine prisoners by firing squad and wanted the remaining death row prisoners killed within weeks but delayed that in response to international pressure. with me is from the bbc free service, thanks for being with us. there's really tension between the president and the british government, and is that what lies at the root of this, do you think? > generally, the commonwealth, it's groups on former colonies and it's like when you talk as a way for ne france to keep its interest in africa is likewise. 34 people look at this when it comes to the queelt. -- to the commonwealth. >> you say many people think
like that but it's a 55-member organization. we know that many of the leaders value the commonwealth. so are you sure this isn't just something to do with the gambian president rather than a kind of pan african view if you like, which is what you seem to be suggesting? >> well, when it comes to the gambian president, it's his way to attract international attention on his country, and it's been doing that and a few months ago president obama visited senegal but if you know gambia, doesn't feel comfortable when it is -- by world leaders like president obama. so it's a problem for him and it can be awkward, bizarre, but it's a way to exercise his foreign policy also. >> all right, thank you very much. now do stay with us here on "bbc world news." still to come.
one of the world's most famous street artists received in new york, welcomed one day and gone he next. aeg a court found promoter live was not responsible for hiring the doctor that caused michael jackson's death. we have this report. >> waiting for a verdict outside court, the dimps between a billion-dollar payout rom concert promoters aeg life -- aeg live came down two questions. did ea g hire dr. conrad murray? >> dr. conrad was convicted of giving jackson a fatal dose of
medication to help him sleep. >> was dr. murray unfit to fsm work for which he was schneider no. that brought the case of aeg live tumbling down. after months of picking through some of the details of michael jackson's private life the jury decided aeg live was not responsible for jackson's death. >> the jurors explained why they didn't think he was incompetent. >> he had a license. he graduated from an acredited college and we felt he was competent to do the job of being a general practitioner. that doesn't mean we felt he was ethical. >> the lawyer for aeg live welcomed the verdict. >> these are real people being accused of killing michael
jackson. for many who think this is a faceless corporate entity? >> four years on the jackson family must decide if they want to keep fighting this in court and/or launch an appeal. >> now organizers of the 2022 world cup says they can stage the world cup at any time of the year. fifa can decide whether to shift the tournament to the winter this week. -- this year. the top man of europe's football governing body, michele platini says there's no rush for a decision. >> the tour 2022 fifa world cup is qatar. >> from the outset it was a controversial choice.
qatar quickly became a hot topic. the organizers have been asked to defend their first-ever world cup in the middle east. after stories the tournament is being built on forced labor and so many questions about the weather. throughout qataris have remained defiant but even they can see the timeling may change. >> if the football community comes back and says they want to change the time, that's a decision the football community makes and we will adhere to it. >> every world cup have been held in the middle of the year. u.s.a. 199 4, mexico in 86 were especially squety but qatar is on a different level. researchers used this heated chamber where temperatures approach 40 degrees to study the effects of playing sports in this condition and they
concluded even the fittest athletes would be at risk. >> but welcomed organizers are competent their strategy to artificially cool the surfaces and stadiums will work. >> they want to make sure the kickoff times late in the evening when it's like thirty conditions will be at their coolest but there will be a large they remember demand that will be on the players that will put them at a degree of risk. >> despite the promise of air-conditioned stadiums, they are promoteing a winter tournament. their concern is not restricted to the players. >> the thousands and thousands of people who twravel their team from city-to-city not only for the teams and players but for the global figure, it is better not organize a world cup
in these warm temperatures. >> if fifa decides to november tournament, the implications will be huge. broadcasters will have to redo their priorities and there might be complaints from the losing bids for 2022, the arguments have only just begun. >> well, our chief sports correspondent is at the meeting in zurich and joins us now. as i understand the committee already decided it would be a good thing to november date but will not have it all his own way at this meeting. >> yes. it looks increasingly that one of the biggest decisions football has ever had to make will go into extra times. only day one of a two-day meeting so we will have to wait and see exactly what transpires and it could be likely the committee who have gathered here and those behind me do
still say that they intend to november 2022 world cup in qatar to the windsor from its -- to the winter from its regularly scheduled summer months but we know the president wants to make that decision here and now in this meeting and it's looking increasingly likely he will face opposition and there's certain members of the committee who want that vote to be delayed to give vested interests, commercial interests, broadcasters, players' representatives many, more time to discuss the fallout implications. i think it's said that he will accept that because of the recent controversy over the way migrant workers have been treated who are working on the infrastructure for the world cup in qatar. the guardian newspaper in britain made an investigation into that. and that's caused a huge m
dramatic concern and i'm led to believe they will emphasize that concern tomorrow so he will say that's one reason for delaying so -- that will extend this debate. well, for more on this -- what is called controversy, i'm joined by harry harris, sportswriter. thank you for coming in. it's a controversial move. 24567 is clear. 23i9 does get moved and the chances are it probably will get moved three to six months. but it's going to have a massive sort of ramification to other sports for football events around the world for not least the english premiere league. >> indeed. many of these decisions are really mean the private in any case. a lot of discussions have taken place by the european leagues and clubs. and the vast majority of the
descenting voices are actually here where we are in london with the premiere league. but i think they are obviously going to have to agree to a winter world cup. especially after being decided in my view after i spoke to people behind the scenes. there's talk, i heard about a world cup where it's possible to delay the season or start it very early. >> sorry to interrupt, talk me through what would happen then if the qatar games were moved to say an autumn time. w457s to everything not just in britain but around europe? >> well, the majority of the big leagues around europe have a mid winter break in any case, so they have a contingency for all that kind of gap. obviously not as big a gap but preparation for a world cup. there's a lot of talk.
>> now they have got things around that time, wouldn't it? if the days got moved? >> they have indeed but it's not insurmountable in my view it causes problems but it's a long way away so delaying this decision formally for six-nine months is not going to be a big headache but around the scene it's virtually accepted there will be a -- >> will this again reopen the debate on how on earth qatar got the summer games? >> well, having given it to them it's going to be very dot take it away. australia would like to have it, they are on stand by. but no. i think once you've given it to them, i think you have to see it through. >> thank you for coming in. thank you. now, a new work by british street artist banksy has appeared in new york. it was spotted on tuesday. but wednesday it had already been painted over.
>> hello and welcome to lower manhattan. before you, you will see spray art by the artist ban sky or maybe not. it's probably been painted over by now. ban sky. d to capture >> i was important to no such find out through insta- gram and came right after work to see this. unfortunately, it's not here anymore. i don't know if it was done by a city or another artist that just doesn't like his work. >> he came all the way from westchester, about 100 miles. real estate developer in brooklyn and we're putting street art and murals on all our projects. it's a wonderful amenity for our tenants and it creates a vibrant neighborhood and street escape and new york is all about walking down street. >> you're looking at a type of
picture called graffiti from the latin gra if i tow which means graffiti with an o. the children in this case represent youth. >> we have a lot of photographs around the city so when i read there was a ban ski, i thought i don't have any ban skies in my collection, so i wanted to come out and fake one. i like to find the pictures on my own as i'm walk through the streets but the they keep painting over all the ban skies i may have to buy one. >> it's like a rebel movement or like a rebel type of feeling. like he puts his boundaries and makes his art work to make people either think of things in a different way or you know, probably just creates an emotion so garon this interview and everything is his idea. >> i know he already posted another picture somewhere on
the west side. i don't know where that location is yet but i know he will be here for a month and i look forward to seeing his other art work. >> there's the view from new york. coming up in the next half-hour on gmt we will be looking at the anniversary of the huge attle between forces and sew mali gun forces which led to etreating from somalia and how messages from nelson mandela are being used around the world. and the former south african leader being use for the inspiration. stay with us on "bbc world news." all that to come. >> make sense of international
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i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. here are some of the stories we're following this hour. workers at japan's damaged nuclear plant are cleaning up after another radio active water leak, one that exposed a new problem with the storage tanks onsite. ministers are in bali as they hammer out the tpp pact. and concern over radiation from japan is damping south korea's taste for seafood. the people in charge of fukushima daiichi have figured out the cause of the latest problem. workers found the upper part of
the plant leaking. tepco escaped from a joint between the top and side panels. they tested the water and found it contains 200,000 becquerels per liter oaf radioactive substances. that's much higher than the standard for release in the ocean. tepco officials say the tank in question was built on ground that slopes towards the vae. they say workers are usually careful not to fill tanks to the top, but this thyme they put in too much rainwater that had pulled nearby and was contaminated. >> translator: some of the spilled water may have reached the ocean. we put down sandbags to try to stop more water from making it to the sea. >> tepco officials estimate that 430 liters of tainted water seemed outside the barrier around the tank. the operator of two nuclear plants in central japan may have to wait a little longer before
they can fire up some of its idled reactors. nuclear regulators want to make sure they can with stand earthquakes because they sit mere active faults. they want to resume operations at the ohi plant. they met with members of the authority to talk about three faults that run near the facility. and they repeated their claim that the faults would not shift simultaneously. they came to that conclusion after sonar of the topography. but experts say the interpretation is only convenient for the utility. a senior member of the regulator said there's no definitive proof that the faults will not shift at the same time. they were inb strugted to conduct official surveys. many u.s. government
offices have been shut down but they failed to reach an agreement. obama met with congressional leaders at the white house. the president has been urging republicans in the house of representatives to pass a budget bill without conditions. but the parties demanding the bill include a delay in implementing obama's health care reforms. house speaker and republican john boehner spoke after the meeting. >> the president reiterated one more time, tonight, that he will not negotiate. i wish, i would hope that the president and my democrat colleagues in the senate would listen to the american people and sit down and have a serious discussion about resolving these differences. >> republicans are now offering to par financially enact a budget so funds would flow to national parks and some other government services. the shutdown has triggered the closure of museums and other facilities across the country. hundreds of