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News on Video (In the News of January
Air strikes continue today. U.S. Helicopter gun ships attacking. At least 27
civilians were killed. The americans hope they now have al-qaeda cornered in the
south. And they can task force is seeking to block any escape by sea. Pace
escalating after a tense few days.
President bush expected to announce an increase in troop numbers in iraq on
wednesday, a senior powers. Senatorose leio the president to get congressional
>> An escalation whether this is called a surge or any other name name. We
cannot simplype in aq
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>> Senator edward kennedy. Mike you have more news from london on while
others in british government have condemned the manner of the execution bl blair
declined comment for the past japan's president. The manner of execution of
saddam hussein is completely wrong. But that should not us to he committed
against t thousands of innocent iraqis. One million casualties in the iran iraq
war and a use of
wiping out entire villages of people
>> The separatt madrid airport 10 days ago. It's 9th months cease-fire th
spanish govt they w toupla obstaesro a a-s russia putin has said that his
government will energy a european customers. In speaking to tay to northern bull
russ was of a crisis and transit tart in supplies unacceptable. Russia provides
a third ofr ianmesecret service agents should be charged with kidnapping annie
gyppings cleric in 2003.
Y ren ragingfibu. The seaside neighbourhood. Firefighters worked long in the
night to contain flames and dowse the remaining hotspots. Fire officials are not
release the names of oh thurs who lost their property.Izlarging a new pro t
fromrabies. It's a thousands of people die needlessly every year because of the
necessary drugs are unavailable or too expensive.
>> Here's in britain conservative religious groupslock a new gay rights law.
They held a vigil outside parliament and object on a moral grounds. It extends
equal rights to gaze in goods and services.Os traditionalist christians went to
west minute ter to make their voice heard that they say protection against
discrimination for homosexual people threatens to rob them of their
>> The roman catholic adoption agency it refuses to place children with
homexes a teaching
t ht and obliged by legislation to same sex married cowen don and end promote
homosexual practice. A photographer who refused to work at a civil partnership
ceremony could be prosecuted under the new law for a gay fall foul of it andef
couple this double bed. He says he's happy to have gay people to stay, not just
not to sleep together
>> I disallow the sharing of double beds in my home. No matter what the law
says by lesbian and homosexual couples. And with regard to that I will even go
to the point of going to jail are christians portraying as judgmental and
intolerant. There's a debate on christian radio showed that christians
themselves disagree about I think s very often that church has a re occupation
occupation what happens this to the
>> Skill to come the afghan policeman who gave his life to save others ining.
>> The apple I phone. The numbers are just ahead.
>> W npp unveil its longit uesday but t t' increased in consumer electronics.
Apple inge as now known will sell a i4499 here deph new york crude oil closed
$55 a barrel. It's mostlyra
january has started we're in new york. People are shores and t-shirts so this
the sentiment that drivess thim colder not only not there it's completely absent
itself and it's really just driving sentiment to the point where
>> Stocksn venezuela plge20%. It came one day after chavez announcedthird
term on thursday. And united airlines has chosen by the U.S. Government to fly
new nonstop flights to china. As for the markets the news from apple cheered up
the tech sector. They back on the news of the I phone. The dow and the nasdaq.
The european markets they managed to go up a little higher.
>> Now a story of heroism better known for violence and division. One afghan
policeman has given up his life to save others. Mohammed made the ultimate
sacrifice in the line of duty. He put himself in the way of a suicide bomber.
>> This is a 37-year-old policeman a father of five. Earning less than 45
pounds a month for a job which is becoming increasingly dangerous. Nevertheless,
a proud servant in afghanistan.
>> This is memorial service. The dignitaries are here because he died a hero.
When the bhom you are the interior ministry he shouted at people to run and
pulled out his pistol. It was too late he was killed along with 11 other people
when the bomber detonated the explosives. At his wake is as custom friends and
colleagues come to greet the male members of his family. His father is known the
commander. He and his father before him 7-day forecast in the security services.
>> My tealing I would like to sacrifice myself to bring peace and stability
to this country. That was his job.
>> On there are people prepared to take that job to risk their lives for a
small wage but a big responsibility. To bring peace and stability that the old
man craves after years of war. The cabell police academy has been flooded with
applicants. There are 1,200 students. International community. When they leave
they'll get just 32 pounds a month.
>> No one is free from the killing and dying in afghanistan. It affects
>> This is halid who is 11. But what you'd like to do is what
>> I want to serve my country like my father he says many i want my country
to be successful.
>> Every day here nin cabell and aus the country who're bombs a suicide
attacks and bombs.
>> This afghanistan is going to prevent from stepping back into war perhaps
more people have to put their country first and themselves second. Well it's
been talked about for months apple has finally launched its own mobile phone.
The i phone is also an ipod and it's already been hailed as next big advance in
mobile devices. At nounsment was apple's annual showcase. Unveiling of the i
phone also dominated news at the consumer electronics show in las vegas. It was
great excitement here. But the i phone certainly we waited fore a long time.
It's ipod sold around the world. This one doubles as a phone and a mobile
internet device. Here in las vegas where you can find all kind of the other
variations on that theme those people are skepticism you can already get all of
the functions available on the i phone on the other options that are here and
they're not bad looking. This is of course is a great place to find different
gadgets. I've been wondering over the halls finding all different kinds of weird
and wonderful things. When we reach the top of escalator I'm going to glimpse
that caught my eye. Ballots a machine that does instant translation, ulf there's
someone that knows more about it than me. Tell what this man
>> This interacts the software and speech gear. What the machine instantly
translate what I say into a foreign language.
>> And will you good for arabic
>> I've set it up for spanish.
>> And it happens as quickly with that with any phrase
>> We do a number of languages
>> How many in arabic is one of the language
>> The united states military has been using the arabic translation system.
They're the best language translation company in the world for arabic language
and we've been working with them very closely in the united states military
actually uses this over in iraq
>> Instead of using a human being they might use this
>> That's correct
>> It could be used for tourists around the world
>> That's why i chose to demonstrate spanish.
>> Tell me one other feature. You can just scan it into your mobile and take
a picture, and get in the man and it translate. You can take a digital
photograph. We capture that image and we extract the text from that image and
provide a translation as well.
>> How much does it cost.
>> Language translation system starts at $995
>> And we can add the maude the modules.
>> We'll be here for another few days we're going to see other things. For
now back to you in the studio.
>> Boys with toys does come to mine. It looks like you're having too much fun
there. The U.S. Says it's air strikes against al-qaeda targets in somalia were
based on credible intelligence. Pretty un prince william kate middleton is
celebrating thaur 25th birthday with a persistent rumours with a possible
engagement media interest has never been greater. This is seen this morning as
captured by a cameraman from the associated press agency. 20 photographers
outside kate middleton's london home. She emerged un escorted and immediately
there was bedlam.
>>Escorted and immediately there was bedlam.
>> Sooks such as thisser completely unacceptable.
>> It's totally unreasonable. A similar thing happened to the diana princess
of whales at the time of her engagement. The number of photographers out there
that majority of would probably still at school and diana died. They haven't
learned a lesson. What is happening outside her home is totally unreasonable.
>> This is horribly reminiscent faced by the late princess of whales.
Harassment which of course continued right up until her death.
>> Clarence house it's concerned by the hounding of kate middleton. They
impose a voluntarily embargo of ms. Middleton when she's on her own. Media
interest has intensified since prince william's passing on last month. There may
be immediate plans for the couple to get engaged. She is a interest of the media
right now. Still on come on this programme, africa's mobile revolution has a
kenyon connection could spread across the world.
>> Now most of grew up enjoying stories a but a tractors and trains with
human faces aims to thomas that tank engine how help interpret facial
expressions. This is often tough for them.
>> Like a lot of autistic children dennis fascinated by trains with their
predictable motion. But he's always struggled to understand the un prau dikck
bly of human emotions.
>> Making my friends laugh makes me happy
>> This 2k6ed is designed to help children like deny U.N. Security council by
using a subject they like to overlook the emotions on their human faces
>> His family dennis now talks about a emotions in a way he never used to.
>> It is very nice to parent child who's not really not interested in
emotions or can't recognize them very well in the parents of their friends so
it's nice to see them beginning to understand that.
>> This dvd has been tested on group of about 40 children dennis is one of
them who're after watching for 15 minutes or so a day over the course of four
weeks. Results so far have been very in encourageing they suggest that children
get better at recognizing and understanding emotions.
>> A-at thises um for small group of children were so striking they want to
do more tests
>> This is preliminary but my exciting results because it's showing with the
short intervention children with autism can look at faces and start picking up
the relevant information.
>> The dvd are hand out to 30,000 families around the country. The
researchers hope they'll be able to make a real difference to the lives and
group of children who often struggle to communicate.
>> They may not i phones but mobile phones are transforming lives all over
africa. The new services allow people tosha deinfrastructure and some african
companies are forefront of developing new applications. Nearly 700-0000 kun yens
on the mobile phone. That's one in 3 of the adult population across africa
they're all (10) 000-0000 and the continent is a fastest growing mobile market
in the world.
>> Okay. So kenya like the rest of africa is going mobile phone crazy. So
>> Well, some people that technology could transform this continent allowing
it to skip an entire generation. For economic growth kenya is still riddled with
poverty and corruption. There's a sleepy post colonial feel. It's the last place
to find the leading edge of innovation. It is here. I've come to see the launch
of a service that let's you send and receive cash using your mobile.
>> Select, send money and it asks you for your phone number. Let me send you
this. And press okay.
>> Shows me that you're sending and it's confirmed.
>> And it actually says 500 kenyon schillings sent to you from katherine
>> You take it to a cashier give them a pin code and get your money. In a
country where bank accounts are scars it could be revolutionary.
>> I think it's tens of billions of dollars wut the money sent by people who
migrated like america or ukraine could soon be sent.
>> We're launching necks yeah
>> That was my question
>> We're large l you're going to pay them with one of these.
>> On my phone i send money and you be able to receive it on your phone
>> It's mind-blowing the implications of it
>> Implication one within months huge amounts of cash will be flying around
africa that were not before. Implication we'll all soon be using our phones as
wallets. It's been pioneered in africa.
>> That really is technology that will change people's lives a quick reminder
of main story. America has launched a major military operation against suspected
al-qaeda targets in somalia. There are concerns tonight that the strike could
further destabilize the volatile situation there. The pentagon has confirmed the
strike and said it was based on credible intelligence. This is bbc world news.
I'm kathy kay in washington.M mike embly. You'll get many more details on our
web site. Bbcnews.Com. <
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