tv Outside Source BBC News March 9, 2017 9:30pm-10:01pm GMT
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. let's look through some of the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. america is expanding its presence in syria. it's sending 400 extra marines to support local militia trying to drive the islamic state group out of raqqa. the new head of the us environmental protection agency claims carbon dioxide emissions are not a major factor in climate change. we will turn to that shortly. washington and new york states join hawaii in trying to block donald trump's revised travel ban. last month we brought you a bbc investigation into chimpanzee trafficking. david shukman has been back to the ivory coast to find out what happened to baby chimp nemleyjunior. and in os sport, we'll bring you more reaction to barcelona's amazing comeback in last night's champions league match. scott pruitt is the head of the us environmental protection agency.
the epa's mission statement lists its primary goal as protecting human health and the environment. bear that in mind when i tell you that mr pruitt says that he doesn't believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. here's the clip from a cnbc interview. i think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is very challenging to do it was tremendous disability —— one disagreement about the degree of impact. i would disagreement about the degree of impact. iwould not disagreement about the degree of impact. i would not agree it is a primary contributor into the global warming that we see. he might say there's tremendous disagreement. maybe if you talk to some conservatives in the us. not so much if you listen to scientists. if you go to his own agency's website you come across this. human activities are contributing to climate change, primarily by releasing billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year.
the un has looked at this in detail with the help of hundreds of scientists and they say... there's a scientific consensus around this point too. there certainly isn't that consensus at the top of the epa. as well, mr pruitt, the man who will be his chief of staff used to be chief of staff to senator james inhof. he's one of congress‘ most prominent skeptics of climate science. i asked anthony zurcher what more we know about mr pruitt‘s position. as attorney general for the state of oklahoma he sued the epa over a0 times for various environmental regulations. during his committee hearings he said that climate change is happening but he wasn't quite
sure how much of a human influence there was on that, which is pretty much the conservative environmental line right now, that things are changing but is too early and we don't have enough science to regulate it. that is counter to what a majority of scientists believe. i guess that while comments like this make a lot of headlines, the real issue here is how these views translate into policy. exactly. the obama administration has been regulating the climate gases as a pollutant, carbon as a pollutant. the supreme court a few years ago ruled that the epa could do that and you heard scott brick say that the congress should weigh in and it has never determined whether or not to regulate carbon as a pollutant. all the regulations the obama legislation did were based on early environmental clean air laws that did not directly address carbon.
with the political make—up of congress at the moment, if they did decide that carbon was a pollutant, they would then say it was not. decide that carbon was a pollutant, they would then say it was notm looks like opposition to donald trump ‘s second travel ban is gathering pace. the trump administration would say that this is an inaccurate description. we have been here before because we had the initial drop ban and the initial successful
effo rts drop ban and the initial successful efforts to block it so i ask anthony to compare and contrast what this back then and what we are seeing this week. the first travel ban was successfully opposed, based on due process grounds, in other words the courts looked at this and the judges looked at this as dealing with individuals who had green cards and had valid visas and in the us they we re had valid visas and in the us they were coming to the us and they were revoked by the trump administration. what the courts did not really touch oi’ what the courts did not really touch or some of them did not really touch was whether the travel ban was a violation of religious freedom. that seems to be where this continuation of the original lawsuit is focusing on, whether what we are seeing now in the second travel ban is a circumscribed version of the first one, but both versions are focusing one, but both versions are focusing on muslim countries and are therefore de facto muslim bands, looking back for the descriptions that donald trump and his supporters had over the course of the campaign, saying that they would change
immigration law to specifically target muslims as a threat and these lawyers and these states are arguing that that is unconstitutional and violates the first amendment freedom of religion protections. what is the time frame on the legal processes that are about to unfold? they went back to the original federaljudge in seattle and said you already issued an injunction on the first ruling, now we want you to just apply it to the second ruling. it is apply it to the second ruling. it is a rather narrow request and it wouldn't take the judge long to conceivably either granted or not. in the original cased itjust took a few days to issue the injunction so if he steps on in this manner i wouldn't be surprised if he does in the next few days. next i want to play you a very interesting interview relating to his business plans in indonesia. president trump's company is moving ahead with plans to build two luxury resorts in indonesia.
the deal was signed months before mr trump announced his run for president. his indonesian business partner is this man. seen here posing in the lobby of trump tower in new york earlier this year. hary tanoesoedibjo is a billionaire with political ambitions of his own. do know who donald trump is? no, because i am from indonesia. he is president of america. meet indonesia ‘s donald trump. he is one of the world's richest man. in 2016 he signed a billion—dollar deal to build a trump tower and a first trump resort in bali. i went to america and met with donald junior and when we signed the agreement in
america. just a few months after the deal was signed donald trump announced he was running for president of the united states. announced he was running for president of the united statesm isa president of the united statesm is a normal business deal and i have too underlined this. it is a business relationship. the fact that he is the president of the united states is not part of the business so states is not part of the business soi states is not part of the business so i basically deal with the children. hary tanoesoedibjo were given vip treatment at the president is swearing in and his inauguration parade. they have posted pictures of him on the social media feeds. i've concern about the perception of a conflict of interest? there is no conflict of interest? there is no conflict of interest? there is no conflict of interest. co nflict—of— i nterest conflict of interest. conflict—of—interest may happen if the project is agreed when he is the president of the united states, but this happened long before actually,
he even decided to run for president. as president donald trump has made some controversial decisions. in january he has made some controversial decisions. injanuary he signed a travel ban on people from seven muslim majority nations, revising that to six this week. indonesia is not on the list but it is the world's most populous muslim nation. why would you want to work with someone why would you want to work with someone who appears to have anti—islamic views? someone who appears to have anti-islamic views? mr trump is not banning the muslims, his banning the country, the people of those seven countries. we have to be very clear on that, nothing to do with the muslim people. hary tanoesoedibjo has set up his own political party and already run for office once. he has not ruled out being president of indonesia one day. i'm working on the basis you may have heard about what barcelona did last night. a—0 down from the first leg of their champions league tie
against paris saint—germain. and still needing three goals with seven minutes to go. then the magic started. neymar scored a brilliant free kick. then he scored a penalty. then in the 95th and final minute, substitute sergi roberto. this is one of many notable celebrations. cheering. they didn't really come down the quite a long time after that. you
can find that clip online. both coaches had nights remember, here they are. everybody from psg, the players, technical staff and the supporters are going through a bad moment. what happened on the pitch was a very negative experience, a missed opportunity as a club, and individually list club —— opportunity to grow. the club wants to keep growing by playing matches like the one we just had. it is a night which is difficult to explain in words. this has been the script ofa in words. this has been the script of a horror movie. i wouldn't even say a thriller, but sheer horror movie, what a spectacular night at the stadium. i have never seen anything like it before. i cannot think of a game when the tension was higher than today's. as ever, the attitude from my players has been spectacular. they took so many risks. it is impossible to take more risks. it is impossible to take more risks than we did today. above all this is a victory of faith. this is
a sport for nutters, clearly for crazy people, those who were here tonight will remember it for the re st of tonight will remember it for the rest of their lives. this is the front page of a french sports paper, it translates as saying unspeakable, which probably speaks for quite a lot of psg fans. barcelona has understandably been hogging the headlines. announcement for a widely appreciated player. xabi alonso is retiring at the end of this season with bayern munich. he says simply... the international ski federation freestyle and snowboard world championships are on at the moment, not the catchiest of titles but it's a great event. the dual mogul mens final has been getting a lot of attention. it didn't quite go to plan for either.
this isn't a race, you getjudged for the two main jumps as well, and then it's all put together. the guy who fell over first was japan's ikuma horishima, and he was the winner. congratulations to him. that was good. this is better. the open badminton championships are being played in birmingham at the moment. this is quite something. the japanese pair went on to beat the danes. the championships are running right through the weekend. if you're in birmingham i suggest
you get down there if the rallies are anything like that. stay with us because in a little while we have an update on the baby chimp that we came across in a bbc investigation into the trafficking of animals in ivory coast. we have been back to see how that chimp is doing. a national monument paid tribute to members of the military and civilians that served in iraq and afghanistan has been unveiled in london. the queen at the ceremony watched by 2500 invited guests. there have been many accounts of individual sacrifice
during the longest and most intense period of combat operations since the second world war. this was a day to recognise the stories that have not been told. we meet in the presence of god to commemorate and give thanks to all those civilians and members of the military who have served on operations in the gulf region, iraq and afghanistan. 682 service personnel lost their lives in iraq and afghanistan. the political decisions which put them in harm's way still divide opinion. no one has ever doubted the courage and dedication of every man and every woman who travelled to a troubled region. may this memorial commemorate the lives and service of all. my son was killed in iraq in 2007. at least they are all being recognised, that is the main thing. with all the controversy over
the iraq war i did not even think we would get a memorial, but it shows what people power can do. but delight at public recognition was tempered by regret that invitations were not extended to all of the families. a very fitting service and a very fitting memorial, but very frustrated. bereaved parents, family members, were not originally invited to this. those who were invited saw asculpture that offered a glimpse a sculpture that offered a glimpse of the past and the future. one day sergeant mark lamb and his wife michelle will pass on their iraq experiences to their son alfie, not on his best behaviour this morning. he and generations to come will have a permanent reminder of a chapter in our history that remains unfinished business. hello, this is outside source.
the us is expanding its presence in syria. a00 extra marines will offer support to local militia trying to drive the islamic state group out of raqqa. last month we brought you the story of this baby chimp, nemleyjunior. he was freed from wildlife traffickers in ivory coast after a bbc investigation. two of the traffickers are now being prosecuted in what is the first case of its kind, and the body responsible for trying to stop the illegal trade in endangered species has now tightened up its procedures. david shukman has been back to ivory coast to find out what happened next to nemleyjunior. a heart—warming story of recovery — a baby chimpanzee, nemleyjunior, with a great appetite. an astonishing turnaround,
given the trauma he's been through. poachers killed his mother and the rest of his family and then sold him to wildlife traffickers. they have to recover from physical wounds and the trauma of falling out of the tree when the mother was shot and their mother was chopped off and pulled away and someone's arms that they do not know, a human being they have never seen their lives. he's learning to explore, he was freed as a result of a bbc news investigation. but he never likes to get too farfrom his keepers, he wants constant company.
chimpanzees live in close families in the wild. nemleyjunior has now lost his and needs a new one. this is a key moment for nemleyjunior, meeting another chimpanzee, a slightly older female. he's never going to make it back into the wild, so the best hope is to create bonds with a new family. just a few months ago, he looked so much thinner while in the hands of animal smugglers. they were selling him for $12,500. we briefed the police and they moved in. a raid led to two arrests. a young dealer called ibrahima traore and his uncle mohamed. they're now awaiting trial, the first prosecution for wildlife trafficking that ivory coast has ever seen. for us it is important to do
something about it. those who deal in these illicit operations, those operations are forbidden and we see them as a crime. those are people who have to be punished. and with big money involved, they're linked to another network of traffickers in guinea. the sidibe family also sold baby chimpanzees, but two of them have now been arrested, so this could be a turning point. once you get one, your arrest them, you prosecute them, you incarcerate them, that message starts to get out that wildlife crime is no longer high profit, low risk, there is a risk here, in fact, i might go to jail. the dealers circulate videos of the chimps for sale. wildlife investigators say the arrests will slow the trade but not stop it entirely. it is just one big step, but it is a never ending battle, wildlife trafficking. so you've made progress, but it's not the end? not the end, it's like a drug, it's a never ending battle. later nemleyjunior is playful.
a mobile phone keeps him amused and here's the view from it. after our first report of his rescue, many of you were keen to hear more about him. well, it's reassuring to see him thriving, and also to think that with four traffickers arrested, other chimps in the jungles may be a little safer. david shukmman, bbc news, in ivory coast. now for our latest story from bbc‘s so i can breathe series. nigeria is one country that is struggling with this problem. for years it imported so—called dirty fuels for its cars and its generators. but now it's banned in an effort to reduce air pollution. martin patience has a report on this. you can see it, you can smell it, and you can even tasted. lagos is wheezing on dirty fuels. spare a thought for the hawkers who sell snacks in the traffic. sometimes we
feel kind of sick and we don't know what caused it. one of the biggest causes of air pollution here is notjust the sheer volume of cars, it is the fuel that people put in their tanks. the few that people buy here can have 300 times as much sulphur as what is legally allowed in europe, but nigeria is cleaning up its act. by this summer dirty fuels will be banned. are we breathing it in our? you can feel it, particularly in lagos. campaigners say the ban is a big breakthrough. it sends a strong signal to the importance of this dirty fuel that government mean business. the important thing is
trust and wa nsbeck business. the important thing is trust and wansbeck government wants to regain the trust of the people it needs to chaperone this kind of regulation put in the interest of people as a priority. even with this ban experts say much more needs to be done to prevent a health crisis. we are looking at an epidemic of respiratory problems and an epidemic of cardiovascular problems and an epidemic of chronic lung diseases like empty senior and all of that, which we may not be able to handle with the present system that we have. dirty fuel is cheap but if the ban is successful it could go a long way in cleaning up nigeria sir. that will save a lot more than money. if you have stories you want us to pick up on, let us know. scott has tweeted this... now you have asked
us, this is copy from reuters that is coming to the newsroom. nigel farage, the former leader... this is the new york times... this is from a bus feed. thank you very much for watching, we will speak to you next week from the netherlands. goodbye. hello. we had some glorious spring sunshine around on thursday. temperatures as high as 17.5 degrees
in london. things are not changing ina hurry in london. things are not changing in a hurry in the next 2a hours because we have a big area of high pressure in charge comforting out towards the south—east. low pressure in the north atlantic is trying to move in so we will see weather fronts starting to influence parts of northern ireland and scotland. an increasing breeze and some cloud and outbreaks of rain as well. many eastern areas will have the sunny conditions throughout much of the day. clad in the west on friday and it moves slowly eastwards and there will be much drizzly rain in the west. elsewhere the cloud should break up a bit through the day and temperatures are not as warm as thursday. on friday night and saturday the cold front moves in from the northwest so there is rain around to northern ireland. england and wales stay largely dry with quite a lot of low cloud of and mack and sunny and my first thing on morning. what about the weekend? the
weekend is not bad at all with most places largely dry but a bit of sunshine breaking through for many of us. on sunday a bit of a change as we see rain clearing eastwards and things seem a bit cooler as well. this is saturday. a slow—moving front with a bit of rain in northern england down. the south and east of that is mostly cloudy. 15 or 17 degrees. scotland and northern ireland also see quite deal of drier bright weather on saturday. on sunday this front approaches from the atlantic and eventually it will introduce cooler air heading in from the west. through the day on sunday it is likely to be the outbreaks of rain that clear to the east during the day and then there is sunshine and a few blustery showers. some dry weather around but it will feel cooler with temperatures around nine of 13. on monday the front were clear away towards the east and it stays cloudy. original high pressure
in charge so most places look dry and then there are decent spells of sunshine. with light winds it will feel pleasant. this situation doesn't change too much. onto the middle part of the weekend high pressure is never really far away. we will see these low pressure systems try to move in from the atla ntic systems try to move in from the atlantic are bumping into the area of high pressure. that is the main theme as we had through much of the week ahead. to start next week we have high pressure in charge and it is really closing this barrier to the atlantic low—pressure systems and bringing in cloud and rain towards northern and western parts of the uk. in the middle of the week the barrier dips down to the south as high pressure clears towards the south. it will allow low—pressure to move south. it will allow low—pressure to m ove a cross south. it will allow low—pressure to move across more northerly parts of the uk. later in the week it is the high pressure that builds on again and closes the barrier and keeps most of the low—pressure systems with their cloud and rain out in the atlantic. some uncertainty and we could see wet weather systems moving
across northern and western parts of the country. generally, as we head towards the end of next week the high pressure builds and things become drier and there is sunshine on offer. things will be windy and at times wet and unsettled in the west of the uk. the best of the drier bright weather is towards the south of the used. but is open now. update tomorrow. tonight at ten, the prime minister defends a controversial increase in national insurance for millions of self—employed workers. theresa may insists the changes will make the system simpler, fairer and more progressive. the shift towards self—employment is eroding the tax base. it's making it harder to afford the public services on which ordinary working families depend. but the chancellor stands accused of breaking an election manifesto pledge — and there are calls for him to rethink his decision. what we've got to do is make sure it doesn't get through the net. we've got to make sure it gets stopped.
the chancellor needs to do a u—turn. he needs to do it quickly. also on the programme tonight. stepping up the pressure on england's a&e departments — the health secretary says extra budget money means they must hit waiting times. honouring the service and sacrifice of military and civilians who served in iraq and afghanistan — the queen unveils