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reporter was watching what went on. >> i just came from the court after what was a noisy, chaotic, at times almost like a circus, there was so much noise and disruption during the proceedings that the judge had to adjourn them twice. what we saw in court was very much a deposed leader determined to have his say. mohamed morsi arrived looking quite relaxed with a dark jacket and a shirt, he waved at supporters when he came in, smiling, giving the four finger salute, a smile of opposition, and as soon as the judge began speaking, he began interrupting. he shouted out repeatedly, even at times when his voice was hoarse. he declared the trial was a part of a coup and that the coup was a crime.
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he interrupted again during the second session, which just concluded, saying twice -- i am the president, i am the president, you have no right to on presidential matters, this is a coup and a betrayal. he was surrounded by some of his fellow defendants, members of the muslim brotherhood he has not seen since he was removed in early july. he was smiling and gesticulating , having a conversation with them, he gave one of them a bear hug. we managed to speak with one of those defendants before the trial began, before the judge or mohamed morsi came to court. one of them claimed that one of the accused had been subjected to seriously ill treatment in prison. of theitical leader muslim brotherhood told us that one of the defendants had been
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mistreated with some sort of water torture, without explaining what it was he said that the president had been beaten by about eight others. all of the defendants repeatedly said it was the kind of refrain for the trial to avoid. at times there was loud heckling from people inside the court, including some egyptian women journalists who shouted out -- i hope you get the death penalty, execution, execution. the lawyers for the brotherhood and some of these egyptian journalists disrupted proceedings to such an extent that people were standing on shares, shouting at each other, waving. the police had to step in to try to calm things down. as i said, proceedings have now been adjourned. we understand that all of the accused have been sentenced to
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prison. >> we are also joined from outside the courthouse by one of our other correspondents. being said,hat was it was pretty chaotic inside the courtroom. the former president was very vocal. you could be looking at a real trial of strength here. >> absolutely. the thing that you were referring to, this chaos outside , chaos inside the court has been reflected as well. have been gathering throughout the day, it took them a while to bring the numbers outside the court but eventually supporters did manage to gather. these were not the egg numbers that we were used to, but they have made a showing. when the news came out of the former president refused the
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legitimacy of the court, you felt that really the crowds outside -- remember before this trial this was a very tough few months for them after the crackdown. many of them had been rounded up and taken to prison. was like a boost of confidence for them when they heard what mohamed morsi said. some of them said that they were using the trial, that the trial for them was a way to regroup and rally behind what they called president mohamed morsi. that is something that the military government will be very keen to stop, any sense that this is a new rallying point. >> absolutely. just to give you an idea about the polarization, on what side his government forces, security forces, barbed wire separating
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them from protesters. on the other side is where mohamed morsi has been moving in gathering, moving now to this other side. this just shows you the divide and and the forces at play here. of course, the security forces will need to stop mohamed morsi supporters from gathering. they had changed their tactics, they were gathering in smaller numbers, but after what they have seen and heard from the , they are going to regroup and gather in bigger numbers. i am hearing that away from the police academy there is a huge rally their. the news of what happened is going to embolden them even more . the real test is how the authorities and security forces handle this, because whatever they do i do not think they want a repetition of what happened before.
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>> thank you very much for that update. americannews, secretary of state, john kerry, is in saudi arabia aiming to smooth things over with serious. he we -- you will be meeting with king abdullah later on monday. he is unhappy over new diplomatic approaches towards iran. four people have been charged in the attack on the westgate shopping center in nairobi. all defendants pled not guilty to the charges, as well as entering kenya illegally and obtaining false documents. doctors working under u.s. military orders have been implicit in the abuse of u.s. terror suspects according to a new report saying that professionals are dissipated in the degrading treatment.
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both the cia and president have rejected the findings. to win the paris masters for the second time in his career, the victory of the 26-year-old was his 17th consecutive in september. he is now moving to london for his world tour final. korea isdent of south highlighting risk with japan as the region struggles to rein in the growing nuclear capability. he told the bbc that there was no point unless the country apologized for its wartime wrongdoings, as she put it. lucy williamson has been speaking to the president ahead of her visit to europe this week. viciousnnot repeat the cycle of the past, where nuclear
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threats and provocations from north korea were met with rewards and coddling followed by renewed threats. otherwise north korea will continue to further pursue nuclear capability and we will come to a point where this situation will be even harder to crack, where we will be talking about whether north korea should or should not possess them, but where their demands such an will be calling for arms reduction and arms talks. it will be more difficult to deal with this issue. >> all over again, as you said, your position is that the community should not be awarding north korean provocations. let's take a look at what has been done over the past three and a half years. in the southldiers korean islands, they have
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,aunched long-range rockets carrying a nuclear tests, saying that they will reopen the reactor facility and recently saying that they will continue testing long-range rocket despite the international outcry. why are people talking about fox. important, but at some point we must stick to our principal as well. while we would keep the door open for by a lot of, we must also be sure to meet north korean provocation, like the shelling of the island, with a firm and unmitigated response. i trust the judgment of the people on the ground and we must make sure that north korean provocation will be met with a huge price tag.
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>> south korea has been visibly close to china. you were certainly received warmly when he went to beijing. the relationship with japan has not been as warm as it has been with china. you mentioned some historical issues that have gotten in the way of that relationship, like japanese wartime activities. in your view -- why are those who store clerk issues such a sticking point for south korea? >> i look to japan as a very important partner with whom we have a lot to work on together and i hope we can move forward to improve relations, but sadly, the fact is that there are certain issues that complicate that from happening. the comfort women, women who spend their formative years in hardship, the rest in room and.
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none of these cases haveeen resolved. the japanese have not changed any of their tradition with regard to this. let's assume our leaders were to meet at the table. stick tocontinues to the same historical perception and repeat their past comments, what purpose would a summit it will just create more anger among the korean people. >> the south korean president there, talking to lucy williamson. stay with us, still to come, the first ever youtube music awards. find out who came out on top. police in britain have launched a hunt for a man suspected of terrorist activity who has gone missing despite being electronically tagged by the authorities.
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he was pictured on security cameras leaving dressed in a burqa, this -- disguised dressed as a woman. >> he went to friday prayers --ring western-style prayers close, and this is happy left the mosque -- in a burqa. he has not been seen since. he was subject to a terrorism prevention investigation measure. there were restrictions on where some people could stay or travel to, imposed by judges privy to evidence that a jury cannot see for reasons of national security. years, but canwo be extended. we can only name him because a court order has been lifted. counterterrorism detectives here at new scotland yard say that
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they are keen to trace him, but stressed that they do not think he is a threat to the public at this time. day last year, another somalian responded. he has not yet been found. the homeland secretary denies that changes in the way they are monitored allowed him to free -- to flee. haveerterrorism detectives already distributed his photograph at all borders and ports. >> you can get more on all of our stories by going to the bbc news website. the latestwith all news and developments, the address is on your screen now. now, in a little over one weeks time, the commonwealth summit
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will get underway in sri lanka. more often than not it is a fairly unremarkable gathering, a genteel coming together of countries with a british colonial past. year than the summit is controversial before it has even begun. it has been made in unsuitable organization -- and unsuitable place for the organization to meet. canada will not be sending its prime minister and this year there are calls for the prime minister to join in. thank you very much for being with us here. this is a worry for you, is it not? a summit that will be overshadowed by the question of whether sri lanka is the right place to have it? >> if you loo , thee participation levels
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setting is much bigger than simply an intergovernmental organization. the cast of thousands that participate in it. >> nonetheless, just looking at what is trending, there is no question that this summit and the buildup to it is being overshadowed by this allegation. >> as far as the commonwealth is concerned, our strength is the engagement in the field of democracy and rule of law. we don't not -- we do not want to look away from the hard and difficult questions. something in which we did an event with all of the experiences of the commonwealth , modern provinces
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on reconciliation, together coming together. engagement is the commonwealth's way, but what have you got to show for it here? the chief justice who has been sacked, you knew that yourself. journalists critical of the government disappearing, what have you actually got to show for all of this engagement? >> as far as it is concerned, statements to the effect that this was not in keeping with the prepared with an analysis. we prepared recommendations that are now consistent with the community and the parliament.
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>> so, months after, nothing has happened, that is the bottom line, is it not? >> we have been working for nine months. i think a lot has happened. >> you say you have tried to engage. what can you show me has >>pened as a result of that? recommendations at the present point of time. >> the united nations has said that there is one way to sort this out, have an internationally credible inquiry into these allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses. surely you think that must be worth happening. >> we are engaged with sri lanka in advancing all the causes have on human rights issues. --what about the u.n. coal call, what you think of that? >>
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we do not have a position on something that is not practical. >> you are the guardian of the commonwealth principles and you on the unitedview nations saying that there should >> weredible allegation? are engaged in advancing the cause of human rights but have little to show for it. >> tell me one thing that you can show for all of the engagement you have been having? >> we have the human rights commission. with the human rights commission also we have the two- byr plan on torture institutions for the commonwealth experience. the strengthening of the human rights commission itself is something that we are doing you have tohe end
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make progress in terms of what national institutions do. this is what we are concentrating on. >> thank you for being with us. >> thank you. them major first for annual music awards show, sign of the power of the internet, for the first time youtube has hosted and streamed a live performance show from singers like lady gaga, eminem, and last ofr a survey found 64% american teenagers listen to their music on youtube compared with 56% who tuned in to the radio. >> put your hands together. from pier 36,ive the first ever youtube music video awards.
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it was improvised, haphazard, almost completely unscripted, certainly completely quirky. lady gaga arrived in unique fashion. the awards had the usual the usual, but not winners. eminem one artist of the year. they in south korea, they are still making inroads. year, this ise absolutely unexpected and exciting, humbling at the same time. recognized a sizable amount of user generated content. uniqueer one billion users every month with over 100 hours of video on youtube every minute, website has become the video shop window for everyone. >> at this point youtube is mainstream in a lot of ways. show a where you can
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song, you can to her, your album, you meet all of those people face-to-face after the show. that is what it is now. >> nominees were chosen by youtubento account views, comments, and subscription figures. youtube is expected to introduce a subscription service that allows fans to skip the marshals , allowing them to take a bigger role in the music industry. >> coming up in the next half of an hour, a major route for human trafficking and smuggling, we will be reporting live from a troubled country in the heart of africa. the united nations, having what they are calling a total
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hello and welcome to nhk "newsline." i'm ross mihara in tokyo. >>. >> police are trying to get to the bottom of a fatal shooting at los angeles international airport. a gunman walked into a terminal and opened fire. he wounded seven people and killed another. police say the wounded are receiving medical treatment. they say the victim who died was a federal security agent. they say officers took the suspect into custody.
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a.p. quotes and eyewitness saying he heard about a dozen shots. authorities have halted outgoing flights. they're allowing planes to land. japanese and russian leaders are searching for ways to build closer ties between countries. they are laying the ground work for an effort to solve a territorial result that dogged relations for decades. they will meet this weekend with defense ministers. those talks will be the first of their kind. they discussed how to proceed with negotiations on islands held by russia and claimed by japan. they agreed to have their deputies meet early next year, and they also agreed kishida will visit russia in the spring. they said they would start negotiating an accord to make business in russia easier for japanese companies. the japanese defense minister met his russian counterpart.
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he said an increasingly difficult security environment led japanese leaders to review their country's defenses. he said they're discussing whether their country's forces should be allowed to help an ally under attack. he highlighted some of japan's security challenges saying leaders are concerned about north korea's nuclear and missile development programs, and repeated chinese intrusions into japanese waters in the east china sea. >> translator: deepening the defense exchanges between japan and russia is important. not only for our countries, but also for the security environment in the asia-pacific region. >> he said security discussions with the russians do not indicate any change in the japanese determination to continue working for peace. for more on the territorial issue, here's nhk world's reporter.
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>> reporter: ministers from japan and russia are doing something together they've never done before. the japanese held similar meetings with allies from the u.s. and australia, but they and the russians are still struggling with the legacy of world war ii. they've been locked in a territorial dispute over four russian-held islands called the northern territories, and they've never signed a peace treaty. prime minister shinzo abe is trying to overcome that legacy. in april, he became the first japanese leader to visit moscow in ten years. he met with president vladimir putin and pushed for talks on the islands. >> translator: we have agreed to instruct our foreign ministries to accelerate discussions. we aim to draw up solutions that are acceptable for both sides. >> reporter: the two men have
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met three times since. abe wants to build trust to create a better climate for negotiations. he believes the so-called two-plus-two talks involving the foreign and defense ministers will help move things along. both sides are aware of the rising military power of china and how that's affecting the balance of power in the region. japan's ties with china have soured over another territorial dispute. abe is hoping that stronger ties with moscow will help keep china in check. the russians, of course, have their own perspectives. my colleague hideo amma travelled from our bureau in moscow to follow the russian ministers. >> i think the russians are positioning themselves with the world's biggest economies. the russians have watched china boom and they want a piece of that market.