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>> 20,000 additional soldiers on the ground perhaps more a last
attempt not to fail. Ayou go not publicized to come sooner from than
expected now bathing in the washington lime light.
>> Looking room it is clear that democrats are
back. And how Nancy Pelosi
just yesterday elected as the powerful speaker of the house today the also are
the open letter to the president which tells the commander in chief to pull the
forces out not to surge more in.Lendanger more americans and stretch our
military to the
c.Hho with fumes of intrigue but where the democrats pu where their mouth is
and actually cut the billions needed to send the additional troops. These people
home they will and antiwar demonstrators outside the american enterprise
institute. The think tank that think up the iraq war. Standing room only inside.
Because today's speakers are two key military strategists advising president
bush. We will have to spend more more on this war. And unpleasant scenes and the
tragedies of lost service members.
>> I don't see any course of action that we could take in iraq now that
wouldn't lead to that.
>> In one form or another and the question is are we going to pay that price
and win or pay a similar price and lose.
>>. You can define the mission and you can measure the results and it's a of
having enough forces to do it and go about tactically in the manner to do it.
>> Should this have been done earlier
>> The white house and congress two institutions now at loggerheads with each
other in a time of war.
>> Matt frey bbc world news
>>. The french president chiroc said in a seriousing speech that the invasion
of iraq has allowed terrorism to spread. He french ambassadors that in iraq
today justified france's strong opposition to the invasion. Five days after a
military raid on a rebel camp in north column be benah. For held captive has
turned up safe and well. As he fled when the fighting started he's been held by
the refr lookings nary armed forces of columbia. They kidnapped him six years
ago. The news conference he told how he escaped.
>> I escaped on sunday some helicopters arrived which permitted me to escape
under very difficult conditions in the camp. Later i started looking for a way
to the port while avoiding the rebels. It took five days but i woke up
determined to find the and arrive and secure site.
>> And staying in south america mud slides and flash floods triggered by
torrential rain have killed at least 27 people and driven thousands from their
homes in southeastern brazil. Heavy rain expected. Civil defense teams have been
placed on alert in several states. Criticism of the airline industry, climate
change. Fair or unfair. We'll take a look in a moment. Mike you've got the
latest on the horn of africa. And shaky is the whirl. Ethiopian led troops spy
king the ousted islamist forces. Now the foreign minister of kenya to lead a
mission around africa to raise a peacekeeping force. Without it what he calls
eastbounding extremists will fill the vacuum.
>> Arriving for dip plat lick in nairobi with a shared sense of urgency.
Fighting across the border in somalia. The U.S.Is african affairs in colleagues
under pressure to help send in peace keepers to buttress a fragile. It is
possible that they will redeploy out of mowing deshe shoe and kees purrs with
the contact group and the meeting in brussels emphasized there is no security
>> That's just kind of the scenario smallomali president would ke african
urine forces are stretched elsewhere. He government will face pressure for
inclusive talks with other groups.
>> This is the type of groups burnt-out vehicles where ministers claimed
thousands of iss law mists were in control are thought to be hiding. Neighboring
kenya has sealed its border to prevent islamists from getting back rl he wi
promised by the somalis to hunt down the islamists.The prospect of african peace
couldn't come soon enough.
>> A day after israelis killed 4 palestinians in the israelis raid the the
territory again. It's lorted they were search going islamic jihad militant who
was not e prime minister have agreed to call on their fattah ands to cease-fire.
A british court found a man of soliciting murder during a protest last february
dens the cartoons depicting mohammed. He was found of guilty using words likely
to racial hatred. During the protest outside the danish embassy he called for
the boling of denmark and the united states. The president of china has called
to iran for a serious response to the widespread concern of over nuclear
programme. And he was speaking in beijing with iran's top negotiator. He told
journalists iran used technology for peaceful purposes only. Bird flu still
poses a global danger. Chan who for who notes the lull in infections in recent
months. Newhave ben weeks.
>> Still to come on e the one kuls. Flocks p flang disappearing from africa.
>>Oc ea. Ae market.Ere well recessis economists after seeing
report on the job market. 160,000 new jobs were created last month. Recession
is no longer a serious concern. It is really not the main thing to be thinking
about right now. It's what's the story of the soft landing. One piece clearly is
a stronger than service sector more than off setting in the industrial sector
which is participating in a global industrial slow down
>> Elsewhere the price of crude oil has dropped below $55 a barrel over the
course of trading. Although it above that level by the cloed of trade. That's
the lowest in 18 months. A r un unseasonably warm weather has caused a decrease
i sources. And slirs in the word just ahead on thursday. Most of the shares 80%.
The one day drop in over
yea follows it could miss profit for cost for the fourth quarter. So take
that together with those jobs figures which raised fears of rin in themonths,
and you have ba the market.
The dow and the nasdaq down for the day and as the europeants were down also.
>> You're watching bbc world news. Okin key changes for president bush seeks
to satisfy critics on his iraq policy and trying to bring stability to shawl
yeah call for a peacekeeping mission. The U.S. Pledges $40 million. Britain's
environment in pierson delivered a stinging on-air lines for failing to t
climate change seriously. He american airlines and described the ryan air as the
irresponsible of capitol capitolism.
>> It's the industry that trumped the world now stands accused of threatening
it. Air travel is emerging the big target in the fight against climate change
minister has weighed in against the airlines. In a interview pierson minister
has describe the local ryan air as completely off air when it climate change
ryan air not the unacceptable face of capital lism. He U.S. Airline industry
completely irresponsible for to cut airline emissions. It was about on climate
change. Strong stuff. Aircraft only produces a small percentage of the
greenhouse gases that's rising incredibly fast for a simple flying is very
popular. Restricting never going to be easy.
>> No surprise ryan air forefront of the airline boom has hit their prime.
They add far less to global warming than energy stations.
>> Being sauve ugeed by the dead sheep and minister. It's water off a duck's
back. We spent $1010$10 billion which on a have reduced our emissions our fuel
by 50 percent. What others are fighting is a european plan to set limits on-air
line admissions. Would be to add up to 6 pounds per passenger and on a flight
across the atlantic to nearbying up to 27 pounds extra. The european commission
claims that by 20/20 the system carbon emissions by 40 prtion if it all works.
So what passengers make of cheap flights?
>> They're giving the public what they want. I think it's unfair really.
>> So we will use them as it trains are cheaper. Trains are p everybod
>> We're going to hear a lot more about this flying has to many aspects of
our lives. It'sate effects are
talkg thing of pas the flocks flamingoes used to attract tourists. Dawn at
lake nekuru are beginning to stir. But where are the iconic world famous
inhabitants the flamingoes. The lone high hyena walks along the banks. Hundreds
of thousands have disappeared and thousands of birds have died. The kenya
wildlife service is very worried.
>> Post more items of dead kur dead car cusses point at pollution.
>> That's really serious
>> It's very serious because these are so without the lake we don't have to
the farm. The problem for the flamingoes is a straightforward one. There is
simply not enough water. A few years ago the waters of the lake were to have
lapping arou but slowly the lake is dying. It is fed by just a few small
streams. Water is d virted and what little makes it into the lake is polluted as
it passes through neighboring settlements. Tourists come to the lake from all
over the world. The big drawe ise ofthezl feathered ribbon around its margin.
Are beginning to notice that the flamingoes are going down. 2 million are going
down. It used to be a sea of pink and it wasn'T. These two are facing a serious
threat for water shortage putting in jeopardy the future of these beautiful
creatures. And still to come on this programme, in germany prepare for comedy
but at adaulf hitler.
>>Nd you may remember the competition. Beatty maximum and vhs and the sitting
room. Now there's another head to head of high definitionplayers.
>> It's been a high definition christmas with hd tvs flying off the shelves.
Hardly anyone is buying them the problem throor two formats both pretty
expensive. Blue ray discs can cost nearly 1,300 pounds. Dvd can be had forer
>> Ion about them to confusion to
korean w it's come up kindsdiscs. In las vegas each january the come to tout
their wears at the and lg dual format machine will get plenty of attention. It
was here in 1970 the first vhs vre was launched. Retailers you might n be able
to do bot formats in one machine.
>> They want to get the latest loing. Most of the majority
>> The customers will be better off waiting. Thhi h one of the poorest af
taken of the biggest multinationals and won. Decades of war liberia is re
rebuild its economy. Wernment that old deal with the british based corporation
steele to mine iron or. Ore. Now as that first correspondent
contract has been j ongeneration of war l ed pnt much's known as africa's
to getes for small developing nation.
>> All the big commercial contracts signed by formerlyrs are being president
i s circumstance. We don't have any evidence that corruption. It'sy clear nobody
protected the interests of the country and so we have to be very, very careful
in making we did not allow them to stand. Abandoned open cast mine inria the
largest steel compati
$1 billion to re react-activate it.
>> Iron making steele from the highest quality iron ore in the world.
>> And it's here in liberia in huge quantities ready to beexploited, to
developost war economy. They signed the d the old mine with the previous un
elected government. The new president took one look at the original contract and
said liberia wasn't getting a big enough slice of the pie. Anything lie beer 81
itat under these difficult politicacircumstances. Berian doesn't like it
mattel entered the picture under these difficult political circumstances. So I
think we have the basis to go forward. The country needs that investment. We
need the jobs that come from the investment. It's a big signal liberia is now a
place where companies ce do business.
>> More than that, the iron lady may also have forged a model for
negotiations between other developing countries and multinational corporations.
>> The newly archbishop in poland he common service he committed damaging the
church twice. First by cooperating with raw gem t by denying the fact. The
catholic church haselming archbho was a willing inforyears.>> Many german's
never see a comedy abouthitler. Mein furorfuror. He wanted to make sure cheeky,
and politically incorrect. From berlin.
>> Hitler in the bathtub a scene from a new german filmfilm. It's caused a
heated debate leer. The jewish directors said he wanted to explain how it was
possible for to ear irreverent style. Hitler is not being shown as a monster
that he isn't made larger than life and put on a pedestal.
>> It's a film is set in berlin in december 1944 it tells the story of a
jewish acting coach taken from a concentration camp to trainler as he gets ready
to give an important speech. According to this the critic the film trivializing
>> Which I had who had experience and still recovering. He's surrounded by
horrible guys. He is not responsible. He's very weak and i cannot accept end the
comedy i cannot accept. He is responsible for the holocaust. More than 60 years
after the end of the second word war germans are coming to terms with the past.
Any film about hitler especially a comedy is controversial they below over a
standing the remains of bun durs. In berlin a tour guide showing visitors a
tribute to 6 million scbrus killed in the holocaust. Jewish film could be
It uses a humour to tackle one of the most difficult subjects in modern day
>> The question is how many people will come out of the theatre laughing.
>> Just time for a reminder of democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress have
urged president bush not to send more troops to iraq. This goes directly against
the policy the president isnce when he addresses theI'm justin webb in
washington. I'm mike embly in london. <
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