tv Outside Source BBC News January 3, 2018 9:00pm-10:01pm GMT
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. starting in washington... president trump has accused steve bannon of losing his mind. this after his former chief strategist reportedly accused mr trump's son and son—in—law of treasonous and unpatriotic behaviour. this phone looks like it's from another century, but it's a vital link between north and south korea — and it's just received a call. the north koreans have called for the first time in two years. the bionic hand with a sense of touch — we have an exclusive report on the woman who's been testing it out for scientists in the real world. and iceland is the first country in the world to make it illegal for men to be paid more than women for doing the same job.
i feel like i have ifeel like i have said i feel like i have said this to you a few times, but... i'm not sure we have ever seen a statement like this from a president of america. steve bannon was donald trump's chief strategist. they campaigned together. they were in the white house together. now this. a lengthy statement on bannon by trump in which the president says, "when he was fired, steve not only lost his job, he lost his mind." he goes on. "steve had very little to do with our historic victory," and says "steve doesn't represent my base — he's only in it for himself." that's just the first two paragraphs. this isn't a democrat, or an old guard republican, or the media — this is the guy who helped him get the presidency, the guy who oversaw the policy priorities at the start of the presidency. if at this point you're thinking, "what's trump doing 7 " well, in the short—term, it's almost certainly to do with this excerpt of a new book
on trump by michael wolff that's been published by new york magazine today. and steve bannon features heavily. for matters like this, we tend to turn to katty kay. here is her view on donald trump's day in the office. it has been a pretty spectacular 18 hours. we started with president trump comparing the size of his nuclear button to that of kim jong un, and in the last few hours we have had him dumping quite spectacularly steve bannon, who was the brains, really, but i'm president trump's election victory. these two were very close. his campaign was in a mess, steve bannon was brought in. they were very close and simpatico, it was always said steve bannon really got president trump, understood that they sent her to connect donald trump to the base and that was white trump won the election in 2016. now they have had
the spectacular falling out in public. you have to wonder whether the tweet i started by talking about, comparing the size of his nuclear button to north korea, whether that didn't actually presage some kind of stress in the white house and whether the white house was not aware that the book excerpt was not aware that the book excerpt was about to drop? before all the heat -- before the heat goes on donald trump, steve bannon does not hold back, he does not behave like somebody on the same side as trump? it is pretty spectacular. michael wolff is a journalist who has spoken at length to steve bannon. steve bannon called a meeting between donald trump's son and his campaign manager and a russian operative in june 2016, steve bannon said it was treasonous, they should have gone straight to the fbi. at one point in the book he says the authorities are going to crack open tonaljunior like an egg, he says. this is the
type of language that will really rattled donald trump. he holds family very dear. here is steve bannon, his former ally and campaign manager, his former adviser and strategist in the white house, turning directly and publicly on donald trump's son. no wonder the president is not happy. stay with us, let's explore what you have spoken about. the number of treat sent by the president since the beginning of the year. it was january the 3rd, he has sent 20 treats, most of which are extraordinary. he has said the palestinians do not want peace, he has attacked the wrong nuclear deal and said barack 0bama provided millions of dollars of terrorism through it, he has promised his very own fake news awards and demanded the fbi seeks to jail a former adviser of hillary clinton. 0n the fbi seeks to jail a former adviser of hillary clinton. on top of this, in an absurd bout of presidential bully waving, he responded to kim jong
presidential bully waving, he responded to kimjong un presidential bully waving, he responded to kim jong un as saying will someone tell the man i have a nuclear button but it is much bigger and much more powerful than his, and my button works. katty, on one level it is studied, on the other hand we're talking about highly volatile men with nuclear weapons? —— on one level it is funny. i spoke to one person who said he wished the president had not treated that and does not serve american interests, one national security and foreign policy expert says there is a detriment to america, saying you could dismiss this as a joke. you use the language that i would not use the language that i would not use about comparison and combat between the men. the kimjong un gave a speech on new year's day in which he talked about having a nuclear button on his desk. donald trump seems to have been taunted by that into sending out this rather extraordinary tweet. there have been a slew of reports in the us in the
last few days about how the president can be played by foreign leaders. national security experts are worried he can be played by kim jong un, taunted, effectively, by the very reckless, unpredictable leader of north korea. and if he can be taunted in this way and both countries, one of them has a huge nuclear arsenal, the other is on the verge of gaining nuclear weapons that can be delivered, that is a very combustible mix. it might sound like a joke, makes everybody laugh, but we're talking about two potential nuclear powers and an awful lot of conflict and the potential that something could just go wrong and a mistake be made. i have not heard anyone say on either side that this kind of tweeters helpful to the us or global security. katty kay and christian fraser are an error couple of hours before 0utside source connor wood beyond 100 days. in the last hour sarah huckabee sanders has given a press conference at the white house. inevitably steve
bannon and donald trump came up, and steve bannon‘s accusation that a meeting between figures within the trump administration and the russians during the presidential campaign was treason. this is what she said. i think that is a ridiculous accusation, one i am pretty sure we have addressed many times from here before. if that is in reference to comments made by mr bannon, i would in reference to comments made by mr bannon, iwould refer you in reference to comments made by mr bannon, i would refer you to the ones he made previously on 60 minutes where he called the collusion with russia about this president a totalfarce, collusion with russia about this president a total farce, so collusion with russia about this president a totalfarce, so i collusion with russia about this president a total farce, so i would look back at that. if anybody has been inconsistent, it has been him. it has not been the president or the administration. reporter: did the president meet any of donald trump jr's guests at thejune 2016 trump tower meeting? as the president has stated many times, no, and he was not aware of that. a couple of people have treated asking if we know about a fire at hillary clinton's home. not very
much, this is what we can tell you. we will provide more information as and when we get it. at the moment, that a copy from cbs is all we have. while donald trump has been tweeting about north korea and the size of his button, there was an important phone call on the korean peninsula. this is the hotline between the north and the south — looking just as you'd expect a hotline to look. south korea says that earlier the phone rang for the first time in two years. sophie long is in seoul. a very traditional physical telephone line was re—established between north and south korea. 0n the stage and television service in north korea today, pyongyang announced it would reopen the so—called red cross line. just after 3:30pm seoul time this afternoon we
heard from the south korean unification ministry that they had received a telephone call from north korea. that is the first direct telephone call to ta ke that is the first direct telephone call to take place between the countries for nearly two years. it is being seen as another step towards the opening of dialogue between north korea and south korea. south korea offered what it called high—level talks to the north yesterday, we still do not know whether the north will accept the offer but it has been proposed for the 9th of january, next tuesday, exactly a month ahead of the winter 0lympics getting under way here in south korea. if those talks take place it is expected that is what they will discuss, whether pyongyang will send a delegation to the winter olympics. the south korean president has previously said he really feels that those games could mark a turning point in relations and help the escalate tensions on the korean peninsula. one of president trump's many targets this new year
is the palestinians. he says they show "no appreciation or respect" for "hundreds of millions of dollars a year" and "the palestinians are no longer willing to talk peace". why should we make any of these massive future payments to them, he said. as you'd expect, the palestinians have pushed back. the plo tweeted, "by recognizing 0ccupied jerusalem as israel's capital trump has singlehandedly destroyed the very foundations of peace. " two quite different perspectives. looking at the figures, the us provided $260 million of bilateral aid for palestinians in 2016. and it's also the largest single donor to the un agency for palestine refugees, providing $368 million in 2016 — which it has threatened to cut as well after the un general assembly overwhelming condemning america's recognition ofjerusalem as israel's capital. it is very far clear of all the others, including the eu. but is
this enough to push the palestinians to the negotiating table? here's anthony zurcher. early in donald trump's presidential campaign he said he was a negotiator who could be independent and bring the sides together. he built himself as somebody who would not take one side over the other. as the presidential campaign proceeded he more and more embrace the israeli side of negotiations to the point that when he was elected it became largely his focus. now we're seeing about playing into policy, with the declaration ofjerusalem about playing into policy, with the declaration of jerusalem as about playing into policy, with the declaration ofjerusalem as the capital and the intent to move the us embassy there. it was an interesting series of tweets last night, obviously overshadowed by the north korea to eat later the talking about the power of american money and support cutting off, i think it was, 600 million that the us gave the palestinians in 2016, using that effectively as a cudgel to bring them back to the negotiating table. what is it that donald trump would like the palestinians to do in order
to not be on the receiving end of these kind of tweets? first and foremost the palestinians since thatcher is an announcement have said they are not going to take pa rt have said they are not going to take part in any peace negotiations with the us as the intermediary. so the first goal is to bring them back into negotiations. mike pence, the vice president, has planned on going over to the middle east, to israel, ona over to the middle east, to israel, on a state visit at some point this month. i think they wanted to not be the subject of mass protests when he gets there. —— i think they want him not to be. the goal at the beginning is to start dialogue and to get the palestinians to accept jerusalem is to start dialogue and to get the palestinians to accetherusalem as israel's capital and to adjust their negotiating objectives accordingly. i was peter anthony later about the various challenges facing donald trump in the coming weeks, both in washington and with regard to foreign policy —— i will speak to
anthony later. once again, iceland is making strides on gender equality. it's now illegal there for men to be paid more than women for doing the same job. iceland has form in this area. every year the world economic forum measures gender equality — and in recent years iceland is always top of the country list. the study considers factors like pay, education and participation in government. now, globally, average earnings between men and women differ by $9000 a year. only 20% of parliamentarians are women. and 44% of women are not doing paid work — though, of course, many of them are working. this is the icelandicjournalist sigrun davidsdottir. the hope is that if this works as intended it should eradicate gender
bias, which is often somehow built into pay systems. so the standard should actually... well, if it works, it should eradicate this bias. i think most women in iceland still feel that not enough has been done, and so on. it is not that we think that everything is perfect, farfrom it, there is still gender inequality aunts and gender bias, but we hope this is a step in the right direction. inafew right direction. in a few minutes we will update you on the protest in iran. the head of the revolutionary guard say they are over, that social media tells a different story. we will have the latest on pro—and anti—government protests. the bbc understands one in ten nhs hospital trusts have declared a major incident in the past 2a hours. hospitals have reported struggling to cope with the surge in patients since christmas — and nhs england has cancelled all non—urgent operations
until the end of the month. i want to apologise for the fact that we have had, regrettably, to postpone a number of operations. we are trying to do it differently this year. last year we cancelled a lot of operations at the very last minute, so people got called the day before to say their operation was not going ahead. that is obviously very undesirable, so we want to do it in very undesirable, so we want to do itina very undesirable, so we want to do it in a much more planned way. but our hope is that the total number of cancelled operations will not be significantly higher this year than last. the signs are that we are managing to keep the occupancy levels relatively lower than last year. but we are dealing with an uptick in fluent respiratory illness which is creating particular pressures . which is creating particular pressures. “— which is creating particular pressures. —— in flu and respiratory illness. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom.
0ur lead story is president trump has said his former chief strategist steve bannon has lost his mind after he reportedly called a meeting between the trump team and a russian lawyer treasonous and unpatriotic. these are some of the main stories on bbc world service, first from bbc hindi. a general strike by members of india's low—caste dalit community has disrupted business and transport services in mumbai. the strike is a response to violence involving right—wing hindu groups in the city of pune on monday. the french president emmanuel macron says his government will introduce legislation to combat fake news during election campaigns. mr macron said such measures were needed to protect democracies from determined propaganda. and thousands of you have been looking at this footage of a frustrated passenger on a ryanair flight. after the plane was delayed, the man decided to leave through the emergency exit — and sat on the wing. as he could have predicted, he was then arrested by airport security. let's update you on the protests in
iran. the head of iran's revolutionary guards says the protests of the past few days have been defeated. also state media has been broadcasting these images of massive pro—government demonstrations. here they are — tens of thousands of people marching through a number of towns and cities, chanting slogans in support of iran's supreme leader, ayatollah ali khamenei. of course, state media has been less keen to show the anti—government demos. no such problem on social media. these are the latest images of protests in tehran last night. we know a number of people turned out to express their frustrations with different parts of the government plasma performance. i also wanted to show you animation which uses data from opponents of the regime to mark the protests, which they say have been in almost every province — even rural ones which tend to be more conservative. they have an agenda in suggesting
this is widespread, of course. the next thing to show you are the thoughts of afp's tehran correspondent eric randolph. in terms of anti—government protests, things seem to have come down quite a bit. it is obviously very difficult for us to get verifiable information from the provinces and even to move around very much in teheran during what the government calls illegal protests. what we can see and from what we're getting on social media and from contacts around the country, the anti—regime violence we have seen in recent days seems to have calmed down. today is about the authorities showing their own show of strength with these quite impressive and huge rallies in various cities around the country. we have been surprised several times in the past week with how things have continued, but it
does seem that the wind is up, up the cells of the protesters for now. asa the cells of the protesters for now. as a result i think the security forces have ta ken a as a result i think the security forces have taken a wait—and—see approach to the unrest, did not want to come from people too strongly. there were a large number of arrests, a50 people in tehran alone, but they did not unleash the revolutionary guard is yet. as a result things have stayed relatively calm in that front. but that is a lwa ys calm in that front. but that is always there in the background, should it be needed. a serious flaw in the design of intel's chips will require microsoft, linux and apple to update operating systems for computers around the world. shares in intel were down almost 6% in us trading after the issue was revealed. let's speak to yogita limaye new york. what is wrong with them?
intel have responded to this story now and their take on this is com pletely now and their take on this is completely different. firstly, they are saying that they are not the only technology company affected. they are saying this is not a bug or a flaw, it is basically a new softwa re a flaw, it is basically a new software analysis method, which is what they are saying, but they admitted has the capability of accessing sensitive information on your computer system, your computer operating system. it says it cannot delete, modify or correct the information and what they have also said as they are working with the operating system providers and other technology companies to provide fixes for this. essentially not many details coming out about how exactly they were made aware of the problem, but the fact that intel says they are not the only ones, essentially they are saying the technology industry as a whole has known about this, this is a disclosure that they were all
planning to make next week together along with a way of fixing it. but because of media reports today which they claim are incorrect, they have come out with the statement today. if somebody is watching us, and millions of people, frankly, we'll be watching who use computers with intel chips, what should they do, wait for intel chips, what should they do, waitforan intel chips, what should they do, wait for an update to their 0s? essentially that is what intel says, go to your operating system provider or manufacturer, ask for the latest softwa re or manufacturer, ask for the latest software update and use it. they are saying there were reports that this could cause some systems to slow down. intel are saying that should not happen, it depends on how much you use computer, your computer, what you use, but it should not slow your system down. they are saying find the latest update and downloaded. thank you very much, yogita limaye in new york. streaming giant spotify has been hit with a $1.6 billion lawsuit — they're accused of using thousands of songs without permission.
some analysts are not surprised by the lawsuit i think copyright and intellectual property can be a grey area, the ownership of those things. content is copyright and sold to other groups in the sense of ownership can be diluted overtones. 0ccasionally you get legal actions where they look to clarify and make clear where the ownership lies. there might be elements of that. 50 million songs, songwriters influencing other songwriters, lots of sampling, it is inevitable that a lot of banging together of songs and copyright will happen from time to time. next report from theo leggett. he has been looking at companies trying to dominate the self driving car industry. it is hugely competitive, as you know. the companies that
brought us volvo and google are involved, so was renault. if you have never done this before, it really feels quite strange. we doing 115 kph on the motorway, i am not touching anything. my colleague has a safety set of in case things go wrong, but the car is striving itself. now i will do something i have never done before, and i don't think many people have. we are doing 103 kph on the motorway, and i will put a virtual reality headset on. here we go. at the moment i know i'm driving along a motorway, but because i have the virtual reality headset on, i am flying over a valley. i can see la kes flying over a valley. i can see lakes beneath me, birds around me, a
large lunar landscape in front. it isa large lunar landscape in front. it is a completely different world. what renault are trying to do is envisage a world in which you are doing a long journey, you don't need to drive the car, so you can turn your mind to other things. relax, sit back and enjoy the show. that report is worth a couple of watches, you can find it on the bbc news app bbc news website. it reminds of the story we began this edition of outside source with, and absolutely extraordinary attack from donald trump on the man who was his chief strategist in the white house until a few months back, the man who ran his campaign to be president in the last few months of the campaign. look what he has put out. the context of this is steve bannon has given quotes to a new
book on mrtrump bannon has given quotes to a new book on mr trump in which he describes a meeting betweenjared kushner and others and the russians as treasonous. the president says when he was fired, steve not only lost hisjob, he when he was fired, steve not only lost his job, he lost his when he was fired, steve not only lost hisjob, he lost his mind. to be honest, the whole statement is worth reading. you can find it online now. i will see you in a couple of minutes. it is that time of night where we get you across the big global weather stories. i want to take you to north america, where it has been bitterly cold of late. another exceptionally cold night to come to them. look at these blue colours spreading to the gulf coast, dallas is —a, but further north in minneapolis, lows of —23 degrees overnight. we have very cold air in place, now we are developing an area of low pressure. in north easterly
storm which will run up close to the eastern seaboard, bringing rain, sleet, freezing rain, lots of ice, and significant snow, especially across new england, heading into thursday. 0n the back of the weather system it will turn even colder. temperatures here are maximum temperatures for friday and saturday. if you are planning a break in new york or boston you will need to wrap up, —10 to maybe minus 15. and those are the daytime highs. to south america, these pictures come from bolivia where over recent days and weeks we have seen relentless rainfall. this is the effect, lots of flooding has caused the major issues. more rain to come across bolivia, then stretch into central and southern brazil as well during thursday. more intense downpours and thunderstorms, more flash flooding looks likely. meanwhile a tropical cyclone, tropical cyclone ava is ploughing towards the north east of
madagascar, very strong, damaging winds and torrential rain, expect to hear stories of disruption from this pa rt hear stories of disruption from this part of the world. some stormy weather in new zealand, this cloud hurtling southwards is a developing area of low pressure. it is of course in new zealand, but of people enjoying outdoor activities, camping, people have been told across parts of the north island to move to higher ground because lots of rain will pile with strong brains in rough seas, that could cause big issues with flooding. the disruptive weather at home has come courtesy of storm eleanor. the area of low pressure responsible is drifting across northern europe and starting to weaken. it will bring ac across piling be fed! 55 555-35 956'555’55 5’1—2‘5“ 555}! 55 55555 5=55f€52§ 551—55“ of 555.1! 55 55555 55555555 551155“ of piling 5551! 55 55555 55555555 551155“ of piling up 5551! 55 55555 55555555 551155“ of- piling up over the 5551! 55 55555 55555555 551155“ of - piling up over the next lots of snow piling up over the next few days. with temperatures that are specially low there is the ongoing
risk of avalanches. for taking to cyprus, a series of gusty winds. back home, rain slides northwards tomorrow. to the north of that, cold air showing at tomorrow. to the north of that, cold airshowing at hand. tomorrow. to the north of that, cold air showing at hand. how far south will buy get? find out in half an hour. —— cold air showing its hand. how far south will that get? hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source, and these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. president trump has accused steve bannon of losing his mind. this after his former chief strategist reportedly accused mr trump's son and son—in—law of treasonous and unpatriotic behaviour. this phone looks like it's from another century, but it's a vital link between north and south korea — and it's just received a call. the bionic hand with a sense of touch — we have an exclusive report on the woman who's been testing it out for scientists in the real world.
and iceland is the first country in the world to make it illegalfor men to be paid more than women for doing the same job. @charlottejw "great show — thank you! keep up the good work. mor anthony zurcher please!" your wish is our command. anthony's been looking ahead at the challenges donald trump's facing in january. that was before donald trump took to twitter in a serious way in the last 36 hours. you can read it online but let me take you through the key points. congress has faced budget showdowns many times over the last few months and every time there have been temporary approvals to spending.
anthony, good to see you. charlotte will be pleased. tell us more about the budget issues. we have had several rounds now, where congress has to pass a budget to fund the government the next fiscal year. they have essentially kicked the camp down the road. they were supposed to be the end of september, then the beginning of december then then the beginning of december then the middle of december. now a new deadline, 19th of january, the middle of december. now a new deadline, 19th ofjanuary, and they have to pass a budget before this deadline of the want to keep the government from avoiding a shutdown. they are making progress here, but budget is coming up with all sorts of different priorities, defence spending, whether to cut social spending, whether to cut social spending, what to do about donald trump's wall. they will have a tough time coming up with a solution in the next two weeks but that is the goal they have in front of them. they have to find some way 0fcom promotion with democrats to get something pastoor extending and coming up with another deadline. something pastoor extending and coming up with another deadlinelj feel coming up with another deadline.” feel like i have covered the story a
fair few feel like i have covered the story a fairfew times over the feel like i have covered the story a fair few times over the years, almost like a washington tradition. they tend to get it done eventually. it would be pretty remarkable if it didn't. we have seen a few shutdowns in the past, some during the 0bama yea rs, in the past, some during the 0bama years, some significant lengthy ones during the clinton years. but no one will want that sort of resolution because the public tends to get angry when the government is particularly dysfunctional. the question, though, is whether they can wrap these issues with some of the other policy priorities and if can get defence spending, raise the caps, they can avoid these big caps. last year there was a lot of talk about donald trump is like budget and big budget cuts coming from all of that has been much disappeared. we are working on a framework about how much to increase spending. story we covered a lot in september, when donald trump tried to end and
0bama—era programme called dakar, it temporarily clinical last september mr trump sought to end an 0bama—era programme called daca — it temporarily approved immigration for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the us as children. no legislation has been passed though and pressure is building. mr trump tweeted yesterday. democrats are doing nothing for daca — just interested in politics. daca activists and hispanics will go hard against dems, will start "falling in love" with republicans and their president! we are about results. i don't accept that anyone is not interested in politics, everyone is. why is the president not able to get this through? i think the president's tweet is a reflection of the fact there will be a significant amount of anger among hispanics that 100 new people a day are getting pushed back into the economic shadows because there were no longer be covered by these daca protections. they will not be of to attend public universities, get loa ns attend public universities, get loans from banks, hold regular americanjobs. they loans from banks, hold regular american jobs. they will be loans from banks, hold regular americanjobs. they will be back into the margins of society, and by
the time march rolls around, six months after the president's initial decision, there will be tens of thousands of people who are now no longer covered by their protections. the democrats, they say they are not pushing enough for some customers. a small children grow up here, not know any other country than the us and then get forced out of the country, it is pretty difficult to swallow. the thing is there are some republicans and the president who wa nt to republicans and the president who want to lump this in with bigger immigration issues, like holding that mexican wall and reforming immigration laws to prioritise skilled immigrants. if they need to find some sort of ground to come from eyes on, otherwise this could end up not getting past because both sides are standing by their positions. we talked about daca. now
quickly iran. the president's decertified the terms of the nuclear deal, saying that iran was not staying within the strict limits of its nuclear programme. the president offered no evidence of that but it set upa offered no evidence of that but it set up a process that allowed the us congress to quickly reimpose sanctions on iran, but chose not to. interestingly, in over a week, mr trump has to decide whether to sanction it again. the treaty has been sending about the deal, again reiterated how much he dislikes it. exactly. there were as a whole lot of fa nfa re, exactly. there were as a whole lot of fanfare, as you remember, three months ago when he made this original decision not to certify a run's compliance. we thought congress might act, but nothing happened. here we are where the president has to make this determination again. i don't think there will be as much as much as, over whether there will be whether
he does or does not decertified. there could be things he will do beyond that, and he hinted at it three months ago when he said he could take unilateral action if congress doesn't do anything. he could end up not giving a waiver that suspends existing sanctions on iran, essentially reimposing those sanctions. in the context of all of this, we have these ongoing protests in iran, the administration says they are watching closely, speaking out in support of the iranian cause. arguably the most important, the work of this man, robert muller. he is leading an investigation into those alleged ties between the trump campaign and russia. we have an update on that, in the last few minutes this copy has come into the newsroom , minutes this copy has come into the newsroom, telling us that mr trump's
campaign manager paul manafort has sued robert muller, saying it exceeded his legal authority. tell us exceeded his legal authority. tell us more, that sounds significant. as you remember, paul manafort has been indicted for money laundering and corruption charges dating back to when he was before donald trump was my campaign manager to his lobbying activities on the part of ukrainian government officials. here he is now attempting to challenge that indictment, saying robert muller had overstepped his bounds. saying he should surely be focusing on this russia collusion investigation. it echoes a lot of what the white house is saying, that independent investigation is running wild. here we have a legal challenge authority. i don't think many people believe ma nafort i don't think many people believe manafort will be successful in this challenge but it does play into the larger criticisms of robert muller.
we have not heard a lot from him recently, since the flynn plea deal came down in mid—december. but that is still hanging over the administration, and it is a ticking bomb that could go for might not go. we heard from steve bannon, except in this book earlier today that have been released, and steve bannon himself things that robert muller is onto something, that he is looking into money—laundering through people like paul manafort and jared kushner and donald trump junior, like paul manafort and jared kushner and donald trumpjunior, and a few follows the money it could be a serious challenge to donald trump. that kind of undercut statements trish and's position as well, but this is one of those things where we can wake up and find that there is some huge breaking news from the investigation that there is no indication of until we find out about it in the headlines. thank you for your help, we will talk to you tomorrow, one of the ever presence on 0utside source, live at us from washington, dc. don't forget you can get much more
detail on our top stories on our website. huge surprise in ethiopia today — the government is going to free all its political prisoners. and in addis abbaba, the notorious maleekee detention centre will shut. numerous abuses have been detailed there. for example, back in 2013, human rights watch published multiple accounts of torture and ill—treatment — though the government denied them. today the prime minister said this move is "to foster national reconciliation". certainly haven't been doing that during the crackdown on political
opposition that's been going on for the last two years. it took a dim view of anti—government protests like this one back in september. there have been thousands of arrests — and anti—terrorism laws were used to jail critics. that's why they're happy with today's news, this from amnesty international. "could this be the dawn of a new human rights era in one of the world's most repressive countries? here's the bbc‘s emmanuel igunza. it is not clearjust how many people are injail due to it is not clearjust how many people are in jail due to this terrorism are in jail due to this terrorism are for being very against the government. so it is not quite clear at the moment the numbers involved here but it is quite a big statement coming off the back of this huge protest we have seen over the past two years, and also just over the
last couple of weeks, we have seen them spread the universities and the government now saying, look, we would free some of these politicians and some of those who have been detained over the state of emergency last year so that they can have this process of national dialogue that the prime minister says was very important in moving the country forward. a facility in baltimore, maryland they are trying to trace what leads to neurological disorders like ptsd and depression. over 2,200 brains have been donated to the lieber institute — it's the largest brain bank in the world. jane 0'brien has more. can kill steen remembers the happy times, before his wife of a0 years succumbed to mental illness. this was a picture of our first dance together as husband—and—wife. was a picture of our first dance together as husband-and-wife. here still trying to make sense of the
personality changes that lead to paula's suicidejust a personality changes that lead to paula's suicide just a few months ago. he hopes to dating her brain to research will help scientists find the answers. there are so much that needs to be known about people who have psychiatric illnesses and what is going on with the brain. research is going on with the brain. research is the only waif. i am hoping that hopefully they can find some information that will prevent something like this happening so that people don't have to go through what we went through and what we are currently going through. this is where paula's brain is being studied. the world's largest brain bank, dedicated to finding biological causes of mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, depression and post—traumatic stress disorder. we understand these are illnesses that have a physical, chemical, molecular structural basis. i think we take it away from being either a lack of character, a defect in the will, and understand that this is a defect in function of
the brain. it all starts with the brain itself. almost all come from people who have died unexpectedly. many victims of the opioid academic. scientists look for signs of disease and other abnormalities and compare them to the person's mental health history. and they are starting to isolate genes that put people at a higher risk. the man who started this vast collection of brains hopes the research will lead to better treatments, based on the genetic causes of mental illness. the genes for behaviour disorders are not genes that guarantee you a disorder. they are not what we call fate genes, they are risk genes, like genes, they are risk genes, like genes for heart attack or stroke, there is no gene that causes a heart attack. finding new treatments is becoming increasingly more urgent. more veterans died from suicide fan
ii'i,, more veterans died from suicide fan in,, but ptsd affects far more civilians. 0ne in,, but ptsd affects far more civilians. one in four of us will suffer some form of mental disorder in our lifetimes. ken's family could not be spared the tragedy of mental illness, but he hopes others might benefit from the death of paul. illness, but he hopes others might benefit from the death of paulm isa benefit from the death of paulm is a great picture. 0ne benefit from the death of paulm is a great picture. one of the things we try to do at her funeral will truly celebrate her life. on some level one of the things i'm salivating about her life is that she is doing something now for science and other people in the future and i feel and science and other people in the future and ifeel and make it feel very, very positive about that. just a few minutes ago, konstantinos in london said as this tweet. he says can you focus on ecological issues, including ways to reduce the use of plastic. that is almost as if we planned this. i want to play you a report now by sanjoy majumder on the problem of plastics and the impact they're having on our planet. according to a recent study —
95% of plastic pollution in the world's oceans comes from just ten rivers. one of them is the ganges in india. sanjoy has been to see it in the holy city of varanasi. this looks like a train carrying sewage, but it is actually a tributary of the ganges. the waste along its banks choking and contaminating one of the world's greatest rivers. every day, rappers, bottles, cups and other plastic waste is deposited here, slowly sliding into the water, and then eventually flowing into the ganges. for centuries, some of india's greatest cities have been built along its banks. this is one of them. it is only when you come to them. it is only when you come to the ancient city of farah nasser the hu rley the ancient city of farah nasser the hurley realise how this mighty river so central to the hindu faith that
sustains the lives and beliefs as nearly half a billion people is as polluted as it is. the ganges is more than a river to indians, it is sacred to hindus who pray and worship along its banks and cremate their dead in it. from the time it flows out of the icy heights of the himalayas until it gets here, it's crystal clear waters give way to a fetid, muddy flow, contaminated by the millions that live along its banks. five generations of this family have lived along the ganges in farah nasser, living witnesses to its gradual degradation. translation: there is a saying that the ganges along to everyone, you are free to through whatever you want, cremate dead bodies, dave, wash, and you will achieve salvation. but we are being irresponsible, we do not have the right to pollute the ganges this way. three years ago the indian
government pledged $3 billion to clea n government pledged $3 billion to clean up the ganges, but much of the money remains unspent and the focus in any case is on treating sewage and industrial effluents, so the only people trying to prevent plastic waves dunn —— plastic waste being dumped by these rubbish sectors. translation: we have to segregate the plastic. it is estimated every year £1.2 billion of plastic waste is dumped into the ganges, much of it carried into the bay of bengal, where the river eventually empties out. on every edition of outside source will try to bring you the biggest global stories, we have heard from ethiopia, iceland, italy, france, ethiopia, iceland, italy, france, ethiopia and india. next on the programme, we are turning to turkey. its religious authority has issued a ruling that according to islamic law, girls as young as nine can marry. you can imagine how
that's gone down. this tweet, children should play at the parks not be a bride at an early age #diyanetkapatilsin. this hashtag means ‘religious state body should be closed down'. as well as this, the main opposition party wants a parliamentary inquiry. the context here is that turkey has a high rate of child marriage. official figures say 15% of girls married under the age of 18. that figure may actually be higher as some marriages in rural areas are not registered. the law on this in turkey is a 17 year old can marry — but only with their parents‘ consent. below 17 is illegal. evidently, that's not put off the religious authority. here's cagil kasapoglu from bbc turkish. tu rkey‘s
turkey's state religious body has said any child who has reached puberty can get married, and girls can conceive a baby. and when they talk about puberty, they give the age as nine for the girls and 12 for the boys. so this has sparked huge controversy, particularly on social media, saying that they are acquitting child abusers especially, and they are encouraging underage marriages. so on social media again society has been divided, one side saying the state body should be closed down, and on the other hand they are in support of the body, saying they are shaping a proper, moral society. but after this controversy, the state religious body has issued another statement, saying they have been misunderstood, and that they are against early age marriages but again this has received criticism, because what defines early? so what they say is they are stating islamic laws.
again, you have to remember this is not legally binding. but this body helps to shape a society. also, one of the opposition mps has called for a parliamentary investigation for the statement the religious body has made. now a remarkable report from fergus walsh. this is a bionic hand — and extraordinary thing about it is that the person wearing it can feel what they're touching. in an exclusive report, the bbc‘s medical correspondent fergus walsh has been to rome to meet the woman who's been using it. a bionic hand, with a sense of touch. and here is the proof. blindfolded, almarina mascarello knows whether what she's holding is soft or hard. she gets it right every time. over lunch she told me that nearly 25 years after losing her hand in a factory accident, it is almost like it is back again. translation: the feeling is spontaneous,
as if it were your real hand. you are finally able to do things that before or difficult. like getting dressed, putting on shoes. all mundane but important things. you feel complete. the world's first feeling bionic hand, given to this danish man, never left the lab. the technology was just too bulky. now, nearly four years on, it is portable. allowing almarina to go back to her hobby of car mechanics. all the electronics are in her rucksack. here's how it works. sensors in the fingertips are linked to a computer. this converts the signals into a language the brain will understand. the information is relayed to it via tiny electrodes implanted in nerves in almarina's upper arm. this represents a significant advance in neuro prosthetics, the interface between machine and the human body. the next patient won't need to have a rucksack to carry these electronics, because they're going to be miniaturised and implanted under the skin. and the team here are hoping to do the same with a bionic leg, which will have pressure sensors
in the foot. engineers, computer scientists and surgeons from several countries are involved in this eu funded research. a truly humanlike bionic hand is still decades away. but the team here think it will happen. we feel we are going more and more in the direction of science fiction like movies like star wars. with luke skywalker, after the amputation of the hand. so fully controlled, fully natural, fully sensorised prosthesis very similar, identical to the human hand. since we filmed with almarina, she has had to give back her bionic hand because it is still in the research stage. but she says when it is commercialised in a few years, she wants the feeling bionic hand
back for good. fergus walsh, bbc news, rome. you can get more details on fergus's story on that bionic hand on the bbc news website. a quick reminder of where we started the programme, an extraordinary attack by donald trump on his former chief strategist, someone on his former chief strategist, someone he had called a friend as well. he says when steve bannon was fired by her maidenjust well. he says when steve bannon was fired by her maiden just loses well. he says when steve bannon was fired by her maidenjust losesjob, he lost his mind. in fact, an extraordinary attack on a man who worked very hard to get donald trump into the white house. more on that tomorrow no doubt, thanks for watching, i will see you then quite a storm cover tuesday night into the early hours of wednesday across the uk. the good news is no storms in the short—term. but let's have a look at those gale force
winds, in fact storm force winds in the north of the country, 100 mph, great dun fell, even west london itself 73 mph and in london we had some damage as well, in big cities we don't get winds of that sort of strength. a lot of trees falling down across many parts of the uk, masonry falling off some buildings as well. really dangerous picture across the uk. but some other spectacular pictures coming in, here is one from anglesey. beautiful stormy seas. and in aberdeenshire, which was not affected by the storm, the wintry scene there. scotland for a change and the north had much quieter weather. remnants of storm eleanor across the baltic, just into scandinavia. another weather system heading our way during early thursday, and we are expecting the winter depression once again full stop there will be some rain too in the south that nothing of the magnitude we have recently had.
early on thursday, temperatures generally above freezing across most of the uk. here is a look at the morning on thursday. brought quite a bit of rain here. very windy, some western and southern coasts, we are talking about gale force winds and some rough conditions out around the coastline. it takes a while for the seed the kind of calm down faster with the wind is picking up with this weather front moving through, it will take time for the seas to ease a little bit. another very blustery day across western and southern areas but nothing like what we have had. by the end of the afternoon, the rain reaching the parts of england, nudging into scotland, quite a temperature contrast. you can see in northern scotla nd contrast. you can see in northern scotland about 6 degrees. friday, a really messy picture, almost like a picasso, lots of little areas of pressure, that basically translates
toa pressure, that basically translates to a changeable day across the uk, from morning onwards. again blustery, low—pressure spinning around the south—west may give temporarily some gale force winds. then into saturday, things start to change, all of that messy weather with the front and the lows slips southwards because this high starts the building and we will also start to see colder air seeping in from the north. milder stormy weather coming in out of the south—west. we will have much colder, calmer weather coming out of the north, but for a time there could even be someone for a time there could even be someone trimmer surround. and a really biting wind, significant wind—chill to come through saturday and sunday. anyone in the north and east will notice it. those easterly winds continuing into monday. a lot of dry weather, frost possibly, some morning fog if the winds die during the course of the night. this is the pattern was the early next week. i pressure here. this is what thejet
does that goes around the high—pressure, the lows get stuck. instead, we get early next week is perhaps colder air seeping in from northern and eastern parts of europe. so there is a definite change on the way after the stormy weather. the health secretary is forced to apologise to the tens of thousands of patients in england who've had their operations cancelled. at least one in ten hospitals is put on the highest alert, and patients are told they must wait for their surgery. i want to apologise for the fact that we have, regrettably, had to postpone a number of operations. we are trying to do it differently this year. i underestimated how upsetting it is to prepare for something like this and then for it not to be occurring. we'll be looking at whether the government's doing enough to sort out the chaos now and prevent it happening again. also tonight, after no communication