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APTN 1830 PRIME NEWS NORTH AMERICA
01/25/2010
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AP-APTN-1830 North America Prime News -Final Monday, 25 January 2010 North America Prime News Haiti Rescuer 01:42 AP Clients Only REPLAY Head of rescue team says still working to rescue person UK Haiti Boy 01:42 See Script REPLAY Seven-year-old boy raises more than ?90,000 by doing 5 mile bike ride in park Lebanon Plane Wrap 03:33 Part No Access Lebanon WRAP 90 people feared dead as plane crashes into sea, search, bodies, president +Ethiopia Plane 3 01:51 Part No Ethiopia WRAP Ethiopian PM ADDS relatives at airport after jet crashes into sea near Beirut Iraq Explosions 4 03:15 AP Clients Only REPLAY Suicide car bombs strike 3 hotels killing at least 36 people; al-Hamra hotel Turkey Talks 3 03:16 Part No Access Turkey/ROJ TV REPLAY Turkish President Gul holds trilateral talks with Karzai, Zardari +Canada Haiti 3 02:39 No Access Canada WRAP Opening session of conference ADDS family photo, silence and sot Canadian PM US Italy 01:39 AP Clients Only REPLAY Italian FM meets with US Sec of State, comments on Baghdad blasts and Haiti US GM 02:24 AP Clients Only NEW Whitacre takes over GM CEO job on permanent basis B-u-l-l-e-t-i-n begins at 1830 GMT. APEX 01-25-10 1358EST -----------End of rundown----------- AP-APTN-1830: Haiti Rescuer Monday, 25 January 2010 STORY:Haiti Rescuer- REPLAY Head of rescue team says still working to rescue person LENGTH: 01:42 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 634604 DATELINE: Port-au-Prince, 25 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:42 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. Mexican rescue worker climbing over earthquake rubble 2. Rubble of collapsed apartments at Montana Hotel 3. Hector Mendez and colleague crawling through rubble 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Hector Mendez, member of Mexican search and rescue team: "We have been working here for four days. Non-stop. Non-stop. Mexicans, we don't stop. We don't get schedule for four hours and then to take some food. We don't. We now, as we are working to rescue this person, we are 24 hours. We don't change, we don't get different teams." 5. Various of Mexican search and rescue team standing in rubble at Montana Hotel 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Hector Mendez, member of Mexican search and rescue team: "The Mexican group is a very small group. We got, in two days, 13 persons alive. That speaks about our experience of 25 years working all over the world." 7. Various of search and rescue team members climbing out of hole in rubble STORYLINE: The head of a Mexican volunteer search and rescue team on Monday proudly described his team's achievements at rescuing people from the rubble of Haiti's earthquake-stricken capital, Port-au-Prince. Hector Mendez said his hard-working team had pulled 13 people alive from the ruined buildings, and that unlike other teams they did not work shifts as there were no replacement teams to cover their breaks. Mendez's team was now making tunnels into the rubble of the luxury Montana Hotel, located in Petionville, an upmarket suburb of the capital, located in the hills above the city. Mendez said he believed there were people still alive in pockets in the rubble of the hotel, where a victim could survive the 13 days since the catastrophic magnitude-7 earthquake devastated Haiti. Mendez said that as they dug, his men could not smell cadavers, which led them to believe people still may be alive under there. The team have worked for four days at the site, but has neither rescue dogs nor sophisticated sonar equipment used by other rescue teams to test for signs of life. Mendez said Brazilian troops from the UN peacekeeping force were due to come and help remove rubble. He said the group had promised a Guatemalan woman that they would search for her 33-year-old husband and four-year-old son who were living in the hotel's apartment block and were lost in the disaster. But in four days of excavating they have found no one. The last live rescue from the site was eight days ago, when co-owner Nadine Cardoso was pulled to safety from the main building of the Montana Hotel. 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APTN APEX 01-25-10 1339EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: UK Haiti Boy Monday, 25 January 2010 STORY:UK Haiti Boy- REPLAY Seven-year-old boy raises more than ?90,000 by doing 5 mile bike ride in park LENGTH: 01:42 FIRST RUN: 1230 RESTRICTIONS: See Script TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: PRESS ASSOCIATION STORY NUMBER: 634562 DATELINE: London, 24 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:42 PRESS ASSOCIATION - NO ACCESS UK / 24 HOUR USAGE / NO ARCHIVE SHOTLIST 1. Charlie Simpson, in a blue UNICEF T shirt, cycles around park with his father on a bicycle behind him 2. Three girls and a mother hold "Good Luck Charlie" posters and cheer him around the park 3. Close up of Charlie cycling past camera 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Charlie Simpson, cycling fund raiser: "I saw the pictures on TV and I didn't really like what happened." 5. Wide shot of Charlie and his father cycling around the park 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Charlie Simpson, cycling fund raiser: "We sent it out on to the Web and it just went (gestures with his hand) everywhere." 7. Wide shot of Charlie and his father cycling around the park 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Charlie Simpson's mother: "He actually burst into tears and he just sat on my lap and then we had a chat about the things he could do and how he could go about it. And he decided to do the cycle ride and he made me do a sponsorship form for him, so we did that, and then he asked me to put it on the Web, so we put it on the Web and that was it, it suddenly took off and we can't believe it." 9. Mid shot of two girls holding finishing line tape 10. Charlie cycles through finish line STORYLINE: A seven year old British boy who cycled five miles (eight kilometres) around his local park in London to raise money for the survivors of Haiti's devastating earthquake has raised over 150-thousand dollars. By 1240 GMT on Monday Charlie Simpson managed to raise 153,987 dollars (?95,580) for UNICEF's Haiti Earthquake Children's Appeal. UNICEF is the United Nations Children's fund. "I saw the pictures on TV and I didn't really like what happened," he said on Sunday, the day of his sponsored ride. Charlie had hoped to raise 805 dollars (500 pounds) but was amazed when the figure kept on climbing. "We sent it out on to the Web and it just went (gestures with his hand) everywhere," he said. On his JustGiving page, Charlie wrote: "I want to do a sponsored bike ride for Haiti because there was a big earthquake and loads of people have lost their lives. "I want to make some money to buy food, water and tents for everyone in Haiti. UNICEF is leading emergency relief clusters on water, sanitation, education and nutrition as well as supporting child protection. 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APTN APEX 01-25-10 1334EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Lebanon Plane Wrap Monday, 25 January 2010 STORY:Lebanon Plane Wrap- WRAP 90 people feared dead as plane crashes into sea, search, bodies, president LENGTH: 03:33 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Access Lebanon TYPE: Arabic/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/FUTURE TV/ BEIRUT AIRPORT SECURITY VIDEO STORY NUMBER: 634607 DATELINE: Various, 25 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 03:33 FUTURE TV - NO ACCESS LEBANON AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY BEIRUT AIRPORT SECURITY VIDEO - AP CLIENTS ONLY ++AP TELEVISION CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE CCTV VIDEO CONTAINED IN THIS EDIT++ SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE - 25 JANUARY 2010) BEIRUT AIRPORT SECURITY VIDEO - AP CLIENTS ONLY Beirut International Airport ++BLACK AND WHITE. NIGHT SHOTS. QUALITY AS INCOMING. MUTE++ 1. CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) image of an aircraft taking off from Beirut Airport (FADE TO BLACK) 2. CCTV image of white flash of apparent explosion (FADE TO BLACK) 3. Repeat of shot 1 in slow motion (FADE TO BLACK) 4. Repeat of shot 2 in slow motion (FADE TO BLACK) (FIRST RUN 0930 AMERICAS PRIME NEWS - 25 JANUARY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Beirut International Airport 5. Pan of distressed relatives crying, being comforted 6. Mid of woman crying, talking on mobile phone 7. Wide of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri greeting and comforting relatives 8. Woman with hands on head in distress 9. Various of Hariri comforting distressed relatives (FIRST RUN 1130 NEWS UPDATE - 25 January 2010) FUTURE TV - NO ACCESS LEBANON Beirut 10. Pan of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman meeting with Lebanese Army officials 11. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Michel Suleiman, Lebanese President: "Sabotage is ruled out as of now and in any case the investigation will uncover all the details." (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 25 January 2010) FUTURE TV - NO ACCESS LEBANON Naamih 12. Aerial of debris in sea at site of Ethiopian Airlines plane crash (FIRST RUN 0730 NEW UPDATE - 25 January 2010) Naamih 13. Wide zoom in from beach to rescue operation at crash site, Lebanese navy ship, helicopter (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 25 January 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Naamih 14. Helicopter pulling up body from sea 15. Lebanese navy ship, helicopter flying overhead (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 25 January 2010) FUTURE TV - NO ACCESS LEBANON Naamih 16. Civil defence worker collecting debris from plane wreckage off beach 17. Close of debris 18. Tilt down from civil defence worker to pile of debris on ground 19. Close of Ethiopian Airlines logo on debris (FIRST RUN 1130 NEWS UPDATE - 25 January 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Naamih 20. Wide of soldier on beach, ship in background (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 25 January 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Beirut 21. Top shot of body recovered from the sea being carried out of ambulance by Red Cross paramedics to take into hospital morgue 22. Mid of grief-stricken woman outside Rafik Hariri Government Hospital, leaning on barrier (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 25 January 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Beirut 23. Wide pan of huge crowd of relatives outside hospital (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 25 JANUARY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Naamih ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 24. Wide of Lebanese navy ships taking part in search and rescue operation at site of crash 25. Wide of helicopter overhead 26. Lebanese soldiers on beach 27. Relatives of crash victims waiting on beach for news STORYLINE An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut early on Monday, prompting a frantic search as rain lashed the coast and debris washed ashore. CCTV (closed circuit television) images from a security camera at Beirut Airport showed an aircraft taking off followed more than 20 seconds later by a bright flash, possibly caused by an explosion, though this could not be confirmed from the images. No survivors had been found by nightfall, but emergency workers recovered at least 21 bodies - including two toddlers. Many of the recovered bodies were being taken to the Rafik Hariri Government Hospital in Beirut where grief-stricken relatives gathered, waiting for news of their loved ones. Hospital workers were collecting DNA from relatives samples to help identify the remains of their loved ones. The cause of the crash was not immediately known but Lebanon has been slammed by bad weather since Sunday night, with thunder, lightning and pouring rain. Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said terrorism was not suspected in the crash of Flight 409, which was bound for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. "Sabotage is ruled out as of now," the president said following a briefing from army officials. Meanwhile, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met grieving relatives of the crash victims in the VIP area at Beirut International Airport, where they were gathered to await news. Earlier he had announced a day of mourning and closed schools and government offices. The Boeing 737-800 took off around 2:30 am local time (0030GMT) and went down two miles (3.5 kilometres) off the coast. Lebanese naval ships, helicopters and the UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) maritime task force were searching for wreckage, and Lebanon had asked neighbouring countries to help with the salvage mission. The Lebanese army said in a statement the plane was "on fire shortly after takeoff." Ethiopian Airlines released a statement on its website confirming the plane was missing and that an investigative team had been sent to the crash site. Ethiopian Airlines' Chief Executive Officer (CEO) told journalists in Addis Ababa that he had no information on the fate of those on board or about the cause of the crash. He said the aircraft had been serviced on December 25 and passed inspection. Pieces of the plane and debris were washing ashore on Monday in the hours after the crash, as rescuers continued their search. Helicopters and naval ships were scrambled for a rescue effort as huge waves slammed into the shore and rain lashed the coast. Army soldiers were seen combing the beach for debris, but continuing bad weather was hampering their efforts. The plane was carrying 90 people, including 83 passengers and 7 crew. The transportation minister identified the passengers as 54 Lebanese, 22 Ethiopians, one Iraqi, one Syrian, one Canadian of Lebanese origin, one Russian of Lebanese origin, a French woman and two Britons of Lebanese origin. The wife of Denis Pietton, the French ambassador to Lebanon, was on the plane, according to the French embassy. Ethiopian Airlines reported that there were 82 passengers and eight crew; the discrepancy could not immediately be explained. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 01-25-10 1437EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: +Ethiopia Plane 3 Monday, 25 January 2010 STORY:+Ethiopia Plane 3- WRAP Ethiopian PM ADDS relatives at airport after jet crashes into sea near Beirut LENGTH: 01:51 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Ethiopia TYPE: Amharic/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/ETV STORY NUMBER: 634621 DATELINE: Addis Ababa, 25 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:51 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY ETV - NO ACCESS ETHIOPIA ++QUALITY AS INCOMING++ SHOTLIST ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 25 JANUARY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 1. Zoom in to relatives of victims of crash outside airport, woman crying 2. Pan of woman crying, walking towards airport building (FIRST RUN 1230 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 25 JANUARY 2010) ETV - NO ACCESS ETHIOPIA ++AUDIO AND VIDEO QUALITY AS INCOMING++ 3. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian Prime Minister: ++audio continues into beginning of shot 3++ "Today was a day of celebration but due to the accident involving an Ethiopian airliner flying from Lebanon, it will now be a day that will pass in great sadness. I'd like to take this opportunity to tell the Ethiopian people that the government will provide all the details as they become available." (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 25 JANUARY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 4. Plane approaching runway 5. Wide of airport terminal building ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEWS - 25 JANUARY 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 6. SOUNDBITE: (Amharic) no name given, vox pop: "This is unheard of here. My heart goes out to the relatives, family and friends of the passengers who were aboard that plane and God help them all." 7. Relatives and friends of victims getting into Ethiopian airlines vehicle 8. Pan of two women walking into airport crying 9. Relatives of victims inside Ethiopian airlines vehicle STORYLINE Relatives of some of those on board an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shortly after takeoff on Monday gathered at the airport in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, where the plane had been due to land. The plane caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut early on Monday. There were 90 people on board. A frantic search operation was launched as passenger seats, baby sandals and other debris washed ashore. No survivors had been found by nightfall, but emergency workers recovered at least 21 bodies - including two toddlers. The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Lebanon has seen stormy weather since Sunday night, with crackling thunder, lightning and rain. The Lebanese army said in a statement the plane was on fire shortly after takeoff. Weeping relatives gathered at Bole International Airport on Monday to wait for news of their loved ones. Some were later driven away from the airport in vehicles belonging to Ethiopian Airlines. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Monday that a day of national celebration would now be "a day that will pass in great sadness." Ethiopians were celebrating the annual Pastoralists' Day on Monday. The Boeing 737-800 took off around 2:30 a.m. (0030 GMT) and went down 2 miles (3.5 kilometres) off the coast, said Ghazi Aridi, Lebanon's public works and transportation minister. Pieces of the plane and debris were washing ashore in the hours after the crash, including passenger seats, a baby sandal, a fire extinguisher, suitcases and bottles of medicine. Helicopters and naval ships were scrambled for a rescue effort as waves reaching 1.5 feet (a half-metre) slammed into the shore. The plane was carrying 83 passengers and 7 crew, Lebanese officials said. The wife of Denis Pietton, the French ambassador to Lebanon, was on the plane, according to the French embassy. Aridi, the transportation minister, identified the passengers as 54 Lebanese, 22 Ethiopians, one Iraqi, one Syrian, one Canadian of Lebanese origin, one Russian of Lebanese origin, a French woman and two Britons of Lebanese origin. Ethiopian Airlines reported that there were 82 passengers and eight crew; the discrepancy could not immediately be explained. 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APTN APEX 01-25-10 1439EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Iraq Explosions 4 Monday, 25 January 2010 STORY:Iraq Explosions 4- REPLAY Suicide car bombs strike 3 hotels killing at least 36 people; al-Hamra hotel LENGTH: 03:15 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: Arabic/Natsound SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 634586 DATELINE: Baghdad, 25 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 03:15 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: (FIRST RUN 1230 NEWS UPDATE, JANUARY 25 2010) Baghdad, site of Palestine hotel blast 1. Wide shot of smoke and dust rising from blast near Palestine hotel (tall building in background) and Sheraton hotel 2. Mid shot of smoke and dust rising from blast near Palestine hotel 3. Wide shot of smoke and dust rising from blast, slow pan right across skyline, smoke 4. Smoke blowing across building 5. Mid shot adjacent street, concrete blast walls, debris, security officers (FIRST RUN 1330 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, JANUARY 25 2010) Baghdad, site of Palestine hotel blast 6. Various of security officers and jeeps in street near damaged blast wall of car park for Palestine and Sheraton hotels, debris (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, JANUARY 25 2010) Baghdad, site of Palestine hotel blast 7. Damaged cars in shared car park of Sheraton and Palestine hotels 8. Wide shot of blast site in car park 9. Wide shot of car park with helicopter flying in the background 10. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Ahmed Ali, eyewitness: "While we were sitting at the hotel, a powerful bang happened. The doors, windows and ceilings were smashed and fell on our heads." 11 Mid shot of Palestine hotel 12. Various of bomb crater in car park, Iraqi soldier measuring it 13. Wide shot of damaged windows of Palestine Hotel 14. Close up of helicopter flying overhead (FIRST RUN 1330 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, JANUARY 25 2010) Baghdad, exact location unknown 15. Wide shot of plume of smoke rising from another blast, above trees (FIRST RUN 1330 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, JANUARY 25 2010) Baghdad, site of Babylon hotel blast 16. Mid shot of fire crews and security officers examining pillars of destroyed security wall lying on ground ++MUTE++ (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE, JANUARY 25 2010) Baghdad, site of al-Hamra hotel blast 17. Pan from Iraqi troops to destroyed houses 18. Wreckage of car 19. Various of damaged houses and buildings 20. Mid shot of damaged car 21. Blood stain on ground 22. Firefighters and police and scene 23. Big crater caused by blast 24. Officials at scene (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS, JANUARY 25 2010) Baghdad, Ibn al-Nafis hospital 25. Tracking shot ambulances driving toward Ibn al-Nafis hospital 26. Various of ambulances driving into hospital compound 27. Wide shot of injured man stretchered out of ambulance 28. Ambulance driving out of hospital past soldiers STORYLINE: Suicide bombers in Baghdad struck near three hotels popular with Western journalists and businessmen on Monday just as Iraq announced the execution of Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin known as "Chemical Ali." At least 36 people were killed and more than 80 injured, security officials said. The blasts - coming in a span of about 15 minutes in downtown Baghdad - came shortly before state television announced that Ali Hassan al-Majid had been hanged. There was no claim of responsibility for the latest major attacks in Baghdad - about six weeks after a series of blasts killed 127 and brought outcry against Iraq's government for repeated security lapses as US Troops withdraw. Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the latest bombings "represent an extension" of the activities of insurgents linked to Saddam's regime. But he stopped short of declaring the blast as possible revenge for the execution. The first explosion struck at about 3:40 pm (1240MGT) in the joint parking lot of the Palestine Hotel and Sheraton Hotel, toppling high concrete blast walls protecting the site and damaging a number of buildings along the Abu Nawas esplanade across the Tigris River from the Green Zone. Two other blasts followed minutes later, striking near the Babylon Hotel and al-Hamra Hotel, which is popular with Western journalists and foreign security contractors. The officials said the death toll was expected to rise. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media. According to initial tallies, 15 of the victims were at the al-Hamra, 14 at the Sheraton, and the remaining seven died at the Babylon, including two policemen. Outside the Sheraton, a high-rise tower with views of the Tigris River and the fortified Green Zone on the other side, the blast left a 10-foot-deep (three-metre) crater in the parking lot. Cars were torn apart by the spray of metal and glass, which littered the lawns and courtyards of the popular fish restaurants along the river. The force of the explosion was strong enough to topple a row of 10-foot (three-metre) concrete blast walls along the road. Iraqi police sealed the area and Iraqi helicopters circled overhead. At the al-Hamra, two men in a car opened fire on guards at the hotel checkpoint before detonating the explosives, a third police official said. Baghdad's top military spokesman, Major General Qassim al-Moussawi, said suicide bombers were involved in all three attacks. The government spokesman al-Dabbagh confirmed the execution of "Chemical Ali," but did not give other details or the precise timing of when it was carried out. The execution took place about a week after he was sentenced to death for the poison gas attacks that killed more than 5-thousand Kurds in the Kurdish town of Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988. It was the fourth death sentence against him for crimes against humanity during the Saddam era. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 01-25-10 1341EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: Turkey Talks 3 Monday, 25 January 2010 STORY:Turkey Talks 3- REPLAY Turkish President Gul holds trilateral talks with Karzai, Zardari LENGTH: 03:16 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Access Turkey/ROJ TV TYPE: English/Natsound SOURCE: TRT POOL/AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 634590 DATELINE: Istanbul, 25 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 03:16 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY TRT POOL - NO ACCESS TURKEY/ROJ TV SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1430 ME EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 25 January 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY 1. Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left), Turkish President Abdullah Gul (centre) and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari walking into summit room 2. Pakistani delegation 3. Wide of summit room 4. Turkish delegation 5. Media 6. Afghan delegation 7. Summit sign on wall: Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Summit (FIRST RUN 1530 NEWS UPDATE - 25 January 2010) TRT POOL - NO ACCESS TURKEY/ROJ TV 8. Gul, Karzai and Zardari walking into news conference 9. SOUNDBITE (English) Hamid Karzai, Afghan President: "Now we have from the very beginning been saying that those Taliban who are not part of al-Qaida or other terrorist networks are welcome to come back to their country, lay down arms and resume life under the constitution of Afghanistan, as the citizens of Afghanistan enjoy the privileges and the rights and the guarantees given by the Afghan constitution. In the past, this effort by the Afghan government did not have the backing or the support of our international partners. This current effort, this renewed effort I should say has the backing of our partners, in particular the United States and Europe." 10. Cutaway of media 11. SOUNDBITE (English) Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan President: "The policy that the parliament, or the mandate that the parliament gave to our armed forces was a three-D policy. Based on dialogue, development and deterrence. Fortunately or unfortunately we had to do a lot of deterrence but we will always welcome a dialogue, development also goes to hold the place. It is not a question of just getting rid of the anti-social elements or the extreme forces but to develop the area also." 12. Cutaway of journalist asking question 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan President: "So we have never disencouraged (discouraged) dialogue. No democratic government, No democratic party can talk about only war. We have to talk about peace and if there are any people who are the "reconcilables" or people who want to give up their way of life, the democratic governments or the democracy always welcomes them back." 14. Wide of end of news conference STORYLINE Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the United States and Europe back his plan to invite some Taliban fighters to lay down their arms and reintegrate back into Afghan society. Karzai spoke Monday in Istanbul, three days ahead of a London conference on Afghanistan that is expected to focus on his government's efforts to persuade Taliban militants to give up their fight. He said the offer would apply only to those Taliban who are not part of al-Qaida or other "terrorist" groups. Karzai was in Turkey for a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan, a nation that has also struggled with Islamic militancy and has had tense relations with Afghanistan over their porous border. The lawless area along the border between the two countries is believed to act as a haven for al-Qaida and Taliban militants. Karzai and Zardari were in Istanbul for a trilateral summit hosted by Turkey, to discuss regional issues including the problem of battling against militants along their common border. For his part, Zardari said his government was also open to dialogue with insurgents as well, if they were willing to lay down their arms. Earlier in the day, Turkish President Abdullah Gul welcomed the pair, and held separate meetings with them, before attending the trilateral summit later. Karzai was on his first stop on a tour to seek financial and other support for his government. The meeting came a day after the postponement of parliamentary elections in Afghanistan. The Afghan government has postponed the vote for four months, until September, citing security concerns and a lack of funding from donor nations after widespread fraud in last year's presidential poll. Karzai's tour will later include Berlin and London. The US and its allies have urged the Afghans to reform the electoral system. Another flawed vote would erode support for Karzai and threaten international support for the war. 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APTN APEX 01-25-10 1342EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: +Canada Haiti 3 Monday, 25 January 2010 STORY:+Canada Haiti 3- WRAP Opening session of conference ADDS family photo, silence and sot Canadian PM LENGTH: 02:39 FIRST RUN: 1830 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Canada TYPE: French/English/Natsound SOURCE: CTV STORY NUMBER: 634622 DATELINE: Montreal, 25 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 02:39 CTV - NO ACCESS CANADA SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS, JANUARY 25 2010) 1. Wide, pan of meeting 2. Close up of sign 3. Wide shot as Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lawrence Cannon, opens meeting 4. Cutaway of Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive listening 5. Cutaway of photographer 6. SOUNDBITE: (English/ French) Lawrence Cannon, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs: "We come together to support our friends, the Haitian people, as they seek a new and better future for a country that has already suffered more than we can imagine." (SWITCHES TO FRENCH) My thoughts are with the Haitians who have all lost dear ones and are still suffering today following the earthquake. The voices that move us the most are of those from whom we will never hear again, of those buried under the rubble." 7. Cutaway of official 8. Wide shot of podium 9. SOUNDBITE: (French) Jean-Max Bellerive, Haitian Prime Minister: "I could continue my thank-yous, and I'm sure I would forget to mention so many more, so many more, so many more, such has been the solidarity expressed by our partners. I can simply say that the Haitian people will be in need of so much more, so much more, in the face of the colossal job of rebuilding." ++NEW (FIRST RUN 1830 NORTH AMERICA PRIME NEW, JANUARY 25 2010) 10. Pan as officials stand for moment of silence in memory of victims of earthquake 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Stephen Harper, Canadian Prime Minister: "Like Canada, countries throughout the hemisphere and around the world have responded swiftly and generously. Thanks to decisive international action, medical, humanitarian and search and rescue support is pouring into the country. Private citizens are also contributing greatly." 12. Wide shot of meeting 13. Officials pose for photo, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stands to the right of her husband Lawrence Cannon, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs STORYLINE International efforts to aid earthquake ravaged Haiti convened on Monday in Canada as a prelude to a larger donor conference is expected soon. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said the conference would review the progress of aid delivery to Haiti since the earthquake and lay the groundwork for a larger meeting that will focus on long-term reconstruction. "We come together to support our friends, the Haitian people, as they seek a better future for a country that has already suffered more than we can imagine," Cannon said, opening the meeting in Montreal. Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said his government needs to rely strongly on its partners but he asserted that Haiti is able to lead the rebuilding effort after the January 12 earthquake. Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive made the remarks to foreign ministers from a host of nations as they work to improve relief efforts in the international community's first meeting since Haiti's January 12 earthquake. "I can simply say the Haitian people need more and more and more in the face of the colossal job of reconstruction," Bellerive said. Bellerive has previously acknowledged the government was facing serious legitimacy issues as people question whether it exists at all. The quake destroyed key government buildings, including the National Palace, hampering the work of what was already a weak and inefficient state. Bellerive said Haiti's government has set up six groups to deal with issues such as humanitarian aid, housing and security. He said each group is being led by a Haitian minister as well as an international party. He said 200-thousand tents are needed immediately. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and foreign ministers from more than a dozen countries, eight international bodies and six major non-governmental organisations are meeting. Governments have pledged nearly one (b) billion dollars in aid to Haiti, according to an Associated Press estimate, including 575 (m) million dollars from the European Union's 27 nations. Monday's meeting comes as a global army of aid workers was delivering more food into people's hands in Haiti, but the efforts were still falling short. One Haitian government official said more than 150-thousand victims have been buried by the government and that nobody knows how many bodies are buried in the rubble. Canada has deep ties to Haiti with more than 100-thousand people of Haitian descent live in Canada, most of them in Montreal. 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APTN APEX 01-25-10 1559EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: US Italy Monday, 25 January 2010 STORY:US Italy- REPLAY Italian FM meets with US Sec of State, comments on Baghdad blasts and Haiti LENGTH: 01:39 FIRST RUN: 1530 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION STORY NUMBER: 634589 DATELINE: Washington DC, 25 Jan 2010 LENGTH: 01:39 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: 1. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini walking in to news conference 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Franco Frattini, Italian Foreign Minister: "I want to repeat here how highly we value the important and generous efforts of United States to help people in Haiti. We highly value, we strongly appreciate, personal commitment of President Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton to help people there. Italy was among the first countries helping and contributing in a framework of international coordination." 3. Pan from Clinton to Frattini 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State: "We unfortunately believe there will be continued efforts by the terrorists, by al-Qaida in Iraq in particular, to try to upend the commitment of the Iraqi people toward a democratic future. But as we have seen over the past year, in the face of horrific losses - the bombing of government buildings, the terrible tragedies that the Iraqis have had to continue to endure - I think that the Iraqis themselves, by their actions, are demonstrating a great deal of courage as they try to move toward these elections." 5. Clinton and Frattini walking away STORYLINE: Italy's foreign minister, on a visit to Washington, DC, on Monday, was at pains to distance his government from harsh criticism of the US relief effort in Haiti made by his country's top disaster official. "I want to repeat here how highly we value the important and generous efforts of United States to help people in Haiti," Franco Frattini told a news conference, standing alongside US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He said Italian civil protection chief Guido Bertolaso wasn't speaking in an official capacity when he called the US military presence in Haiti inefficient and out of touch with reality on the ground. Bertolaso told state-run RAI television on Sunday that the relief effort was a "pathetic" failure and it showed that the international community was unable to mount an adequate disaster response. He called for the appointment of an international civilian humanitarian coordinator, saying the US military wasn't adept at coordinating a civilian humanitarian emergency. Clinton, speaking at the news conference, condemned Monday's bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Suicide bombers struck near three hotels popular with Western journalists and businessmen just as Iraq announced the execution of Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin known as "Chemical Ali." At least 36 people were killed and more than 80 injured, security officials said. "We unfortunately believe there will be continued efforts by the terrorists, by al-Qaida in Iraq in particular, to try to upend the commitment of the Iraqi people to a democratic future," Clinton said. Iraq is approaching a parliamentary election on March 7 that is seen as an important step in Iraq's political reconciliation and a boost toward accelerating US troop withdrawals. There was no claim of responsibility for the latest major attacks in Baghdad - about six weeks after a series of blasts killed 127 and caused an outcry against Iraq's government for repeated security lapses as US troops withdraw. 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APTN APEX 01-25-10 1343EST ------------------- END -- OF -- ITEM ------------------- AP-APTN-1830: US GM Monday, 25 January 2010 STORY:US GM- REPLAY Whitacre takes over GM CEO job on permanent basis LENGTH: 02:24 FIRST RUN: 1730 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: GENERAL MOTORS VNR STORY NUMBER: 634618 DATELINE: Detroit, 25 Jan 2010/FILE LENGTH: 02:24 SHOTLIST Detroit, Michigan - January 25, 2010 1. Wide of news conference 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ed Whitacre, General Motors Chief Executive Officer: ++Audio partly overlaid with next shot++ "As you know the Board of Directors initiated a search for a CEO last December and having considered different directions and looking at the best and most stable situation for the success of the company, the Board of General Motors asked me at a special meeting last week if I would be willing to stay on as CEO at GM. Having spent the last few weeks, few months really, meeting with employees, customers and dealers and having worked with the new leadership team at General Motors and sort of learning this business, I was both honoured and pleased to accept this role. So I am going to do it for a while. " 3. Wide of Whitacre speaking at podium 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ed Whitacre, General Motors Chief Executive Officer: "Most importantly our new products are appealing to our customers, more appealing and they are winning awards and we have stabilised our market share even with the loss of half of our brands. And we are significantly ahead of all the metrics that we had detailed in the viability plan and that makes all of us happy and optimistic." FILE: Date and Location Unknown 5. Mid of cars on assembly line Detroit, Michigan - January 25, 2010 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ed Whitacre, General Motors Chief Executive Officer: "It is because of this progress that I can confirm with certainty this morning that we will paying back the US Treasury and the Canadian-Ontario loans by June. This is a significant milestone in our journey back to being a profitable and viable company." FILE: Date and Location Unknown 7. Mid of cars on assembly line Detroit, Michigan - January 25, 2010 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ed Whitacre, General Motors Chief Executive Officer: "I know most of you have been following the situation with "Saab" closely over the past several weeks. As of today we have not changed direction on the wind-down of the operation. Obviously there have been advanced talks with Spyker Cars to acquire SAAB, however we do not have a deal to announce this morning. If and when that changes we'll let you know and that's going to be my only comment this morning on that issue." FILE: Detroit, Michigan - Recent 9. Pan of sign on GM's headquarters STORYLINE General Motors Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ed Whitacre is dropping the interim from his title as the automaker's CEO and reaffirmed on Monday the automaker would repay in full the loans it got from the US and Canadian governments by June. Whitacre announced the change at a news conference at GM's Detroit headquarters. The 68-year-old Whitacre had been GM's interim CEO since last month, when the company's board ousted former CEO Fritz Henderson. "Having spent the last few weeks, few months really, meeting with employees, customers and dealers and having worked with the new leadership team at General Motors and sort of learning this business, I was both honoured and pleased to accept this role," he told reporters. Whitacre is the former CEO of US telecommunications giant, AT&T. He was named chairman of GM last summer after the automaker emerged from bankruptcy. Whitacre sounded an optimistic note to reporters about the health of GM. "Most importantly our new products are appealing to our customers, more appealing and they are winning awards and we have stabilised our market share even with the loss of half of our brands," he said. It is that progress, he said, that will allow GM will repay its 8.1 (b) billion US dollars in loans from the US and Canadian governments all at once. Whitacre suggested the automaker could repay the loans even sooner than June. He said he intends to stay two or three years, or long enough to get the job done. He also confirmed reports that Dutch luxury car maker Spyker Cars NV is still in talks with GM to buy its ailing "Saab" brand, but no deal has been reached. Whitacre said GM is in "advanced talks" with Spyker but continues to wind down Saab's operations. "We do not have a deal to announce this morning," he told reporters. GM spokesman Chris Preuss in Detroit would not say if the company is close to a deal with Spyker. GM and Spyker negotiated through the weekend trying to work out a deal to save Saab, which GM has decided to jettison as part of its restructuring plan to focus on four core brands, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC. Swedish media reported that a deal was close, but Preuss said nothing had been finalised as of Monday afternoon in Sweden. 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