Transcript in the news of July 26, 2007 (With some misspelled words)
>> Officials in Afghanistan say
one of the South Korean hostages being held by the Taleban
been shot dead.
The interior ministry police had
found the body in the central
>> A group of twenty-three Korean Christians, most of them female charity
workers, were kidnapped six days
ago. Charles Haviland gives us the
latest update. I think we have moment to treat this
report as a possible release of the hostages with great uncertainty.
It comes from the associated press quoting an unnamed
western official in Kabul.
Bbc has within the last 20
minutes spoken to the district
governor of the district where
these hostages are being held.
he has not been able to confirm
such eventually. Eight have been released the police say that they have
discovered the body of a male South Korean hostage. The body had 10 bullet
wounds in the thigh, chest and chest and head. still extremely murky, and
lots of conflicting reports have been coming through in the past several hours
about whether he was killed because the government wasn't listening to the
Taleban demands, perhaps whether in fact he died of an illness or something in
between that he couldn't walk so he was shot simply because he couldn't walk we
>> Charles haviland speaking to
us earlier from Kabul.
>> Stay with us still to come in
Forest fires on the mainland.
Europe extremes are causing
>> Last year he swam the river
thames it's the north poan to swim in
subzero temperatures at the top
of the worlD.
>> It was an incredible feeling
to get off the boat and walk out
to the ice and take off my
clothes and in a spaeeedo looking
into this deep dark wateR.
And that's plungeing myself in.
So I ran towards the ein, and immediate
feeling with i just couldn't
breathe, and it was frighteninG.
It really really frighteninG.
>> Have you ever experience
anything close to that before.
>> No human ever swam in water
minus two before.
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>> Thank you.
>> He's worried because parts of
mainland europe is unrelentinG.
It's been unusually h
In greece and serb yeah the
mercury hit 40 degrees celsius.
So far hundreds of people have
thought to have been killed by weather.
As jans francis kelly reportS.
forest fires have swept across
hectares of land.
Rising temperatures aree
>> In her fast moving bush fires
to in and areas stretching to
the hill of rome to thel fee
>> Also in the south of france
hundreds of firefighters worked s woodlandS.
>> The authorities in hungary
ahave been handing out waters rise.
>> Romania has been experience
are swelteee have been collapsing in
Having to cope
with the influx of patients.
>> Children are taking advantage
of any wat thefind.
>> In rome tourists and locals
make full use of the city's
>> The greeks are coping with
their second heatwave with
temperatures well t
Old-fashioned fans are keeping
>> Areian scos vo
montenegro, and macedoniA.
>> In turkey people are swimming
in to try to cool down.
Temperatures are so hot
officials in major cities have
declared two days leave for
pregnant women and the elderlY.
europe bake russia and england
are experience being flooding.
In the russia fartasursting due torain.>>
been cut off and 400 people have
been cut off.
In britain hundreds of homes in
the south of england hcity of
>> About 350,000 in gloucester
are without water and are
dependent on bottles wateR.
>> Incredible contrast across
A quick reminder of our top
It was a bittersweet moment.
One minute futbol fans in
baghdad were sell baiting and
next they were being targeted by
Iraqi police say at least 50
were killed and more than 130
injured in two separate
>> This is bbc news thanks for
I'm lucy hawkins in washington.
And I'm jonathan charles in
Keep up-to-date on bbcnews.CoM.
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