tv World News Today BBC News December 2, 2018 9:00pm-9:31pm GMT
this is bbc world news today. our top stories. a global climate summit opens with a push to cut emissions. the un warns rising temperatures are already hurting communities around the world. destruction in so many places, suffering, a lot of suffering arrived from the consequences of climate change. after some of the worst riots in paris for decades, president macron‘s government promises tough action against anyone who resorted to violence. the fashion group ted baker promises an investigation into allegations of "forced hugging" by its chief executive. a british couple come forward to reclaim the ring dropped down a grate in a times square marriage proposal. hello and welcome to world news today. crucial talks
on climate change have begun at a united nations conference in poland.? they're hoping to agree on rules to implement the paris agreement of 2015, scientists say that, at the moment, the world is on course for warming of 3 to 5 degrees celcius by 2100 and that the greenhouse gases we're adding to the atmosphere need to be cut by 45% by 2030. one of the biggest sources of pollution is coal, and poland, the host country for these talks, produces more of it than any other in the eu. 0ur science editor david shukman reports. a mountain of coal lies freshly dug at a mine, one of many here in southern poland, at the centre of arguments over what to do about global warming. ok, so we're on our way down and i'm starting to feeel the air pressure in my ears now. our first sight of the mining process.
this coal is used to make steel, but most is burned to generate electricity. we reach a tangle of cables and pipes, and the rock above us keeps shifting. this is literally the coal face, and despite that spray of water it's amazingly dusty round here, very noisy, a really hostile place to work. and because coal can be so polluting, many countries, including britain, have moved away from it, but here in poland, thousands of people work in the coal mines. coal is a mainstay of the polish economy, so while climate scientists say the world should move away from coal, here it looks set to last for decades. but back at the surface, one green campaigner offers a different vision of clean solar power. he knows he's outnumbered here. burning coal, burning fossilfuels, using fossil fuels in the energy sector, it is a source of huge c02
emotions and it hurts our climate, it hurts our planet. burning coal, burning fossilfuels, using fossil fuels in the energy sector, it is a source of huge c02 emotions and it hurts our climate, it hurts our planet. this region has some of the dirtiest air in europe. something that will focus minds as the climate talks get under way. david shuckman, bbc news in poland. the united nations climate chief has opened the conference with a stark warning, telling delegates that the threat posed to humanity by rising temperatures has "never been worse". the effects that are happening are
affecting communities around the world, there is casualties and destruction in so many places, suffering, a lot of suffering derived from the consequences of climate change. just we need to make oui’ climate change. just we need to make our world work more urgently. 0ur environment correspondent matt mcgrath spoke to me earlier from katowice. they are hoping to make sure the rules come through in the meeting in paris. but before then countries have to iron out all sorts of difficult technical issues in some countries report their climate emissions every five years, some every ten years in some countries have different dates. there is a lot of confusion about who does what to whom. to get everybody on the same page we need complete transparency. that is a process, a difficult
process that has taken them three yea rs process that has taken them three years and they are hoping that over the next two years they can complete it and get it in place to make the paris agreement work smoothly from 2020 onwards. as the warnings become more dire, do you get the sense there is an increasing amount of emphasis to make significant change happen in countries around the world 7 happen in countries around the world? i think there is enormous pressure on negotiators in the sense of impetus and things are moving. we've had some scientific reports that have highlighted the dangers of extreme climate change but also the shortage of time. the report said there needed to be a 45% cut in emissions by 2030 to keep temperature rises under 1.5 degrees which is a considerable challenge for this process. the negotiators meeting here are consumed with dealing with this rule book and whether they will be able to let
them step forward in terms of cutting emissions, that remains to be seen. the paris police chief says the degree of violence in saturday's anti—government protests was unprecedented, with ball bearings and hammers thrown at the security forces. more than 100 people were injured during some of the worst riots in the french capitalfor years. president macron has chaired a crisis meeting with senior ministers — thejustice minister says well over 350 people are now in custody. from paris, lucy williamson reports. france's scars are visible today, burned into its most exclusive streets. the cost of economic conflict, long felt outside the city centre, now being scrubbed inch—by—inch from the capital's face. among the targets last night was yasmin‘s car. she's not a government representative, but a single parent, with five children. translation: i understand the protestors but the way they are acting right now, no. we are not dying from hunger, we have social care. it's not perfect, but i also work and raise my kids, i suffer from the tax rises too.
last night's violence was unusual for france. those now flocking to this movement include anarchists and political agitators. not everyone even bothered to wear the protest uniform. president macron said rioters will not be tolerated, but it is not always easy to tell who's who. even among the many peaceful protestors are those who say france's institutions aren't working, and rebellion is overdue. the most popular demand at protest sites round country — macron resign. they are cleaning off the graffiti now, but the discontent sparked by this movement is harder to wipe away. president macron has cast himself as an economic reformer who stands firm against protestors, but when do protestors simply become the french people? jean will be 70 this month but he was at the protest here last night too.
translation: if the protest had gone very calmly, macron would have come back from argentina and said "it's all fine, it will die down, i'll stick to my position and i won't change anything." it's sad to say but it's the reality. president macron met his government for an urgent meeting today. a spokesman said a state of emergency could be imposed. he was booed even as he came to thank the firemen on duty for the protests. fresh from the battles of the g20 sumit in argentina, the french president is facing even tougher diplomacy at home. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. a little earlier i spoke to sophie pedder, the paris bureau chief for the economist magazine. i asked her what president macron can do to counter the protests. it was scenes of rioting and the most extreme rioting france has it's interesting because they are
almost too mainstream and he has carved out an image as a president who has not given into the street and faced down protests organised by unions against specific reformers but he's always said he does not give into the street. this time it is difficult. he said the green taxes are necessary and he has made his slogan let's make the planning great again and he has made that part of his presidential objective, but it's very difficult to see how you can stick to that without making a gesture that will make people feel that he is indifferent to their concerns and thatis indifferent to their concerns and that is the difficulty, finding the
right balance because his concern is that if he starts backing down now it will make further reform more difficult, but if he does nothing he could have a very explosive situation on his hands. where do you see the protest is going from now? it's one of the difficulties he faces because with unions you know who we are dealing with. but the yellow vests have spread online and they do not have leaders and that is and that is how they've managed to grow so fast. and it's hard to identify spokesmen to come in and speak to the government and some of them did late last week and no one is sure of the legitimate of these leaders. and people say it's the people speaking not leaders. they don't want it to be and they don't
wa nt don't want it to be and they don't want it cashed in on politicians either. and we have digitally —— digitally enabled populist protest and that is not something that you cannot easily negotiate with and doesn't have clear objectives either despite what people are saying on the streets, that they want macron to resign, which isn't going to happen. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news... the afghan taliban says one of its most senior and powerful commanders, mullah manan, was killed on saturday night in a us air strike. he also led the group's shadow government in the southern province of helmand. the number of people listed as missing after california's deadliest wildfire has dropped to 25, from a high of more than 1,200 about two weeks ago. however the death toll stands unchanged at 88. the fire erupted on 8 november and devastated the town of paradise, north of san francisco.
search and recovery teams finished combing through the debris of some 18,000 destroyed homes last week. the international hunt to find a couple who lost their engagement ring down a grate in times square in manhattan, is finally over. earlier, new york police department released these cctv pictures of the frantic couple looking for their ring. 0ur correspondent chi chi izundu is here. tell us what happened because we thought there was a proposal and they lost the ring but it's not what happened. we can say we have spoken to the now happy couple as the nyt -- nypd to the now happy couple as the nyt —— nypd are calling it. so what actually happened. it was their ten year anniversary of being a couple. as they were warning along she had complained that the ring was a tad
big and it slipped off herfinger and fell down the great and there are images doing the round, but they're only a fraction of the time spent looking. and they could not actually see it in the great and a ten—year—old girl was hugging the couple and was devastated on their behalf. they had resigned themselves that it was lost forever and they would return back to the uk in peterborough and get a new one. that is what they did as soon as they got off theirflight is what they did as soon as they got off their flight today. they went ring shopping unaware of the amount of viral look around there was for the ring. how did the nypd discover it was going on and then launched a hunt themselves and then for the couple eventually? apparently cctv was released earlier today and they decided to put pictures, and it's quite funny how they even went into
close shots of the couple as they tried desperately. and they have found the ring and they will turn it up found the ring and they will turn it up and they really want to thank the nypd and john said he was really stressed. and he will never forget the memory of it bouncing once, twice then disappearing. they are very lucky. indeed they are. thanks for telling us the story and congratulations to the happy couple. stay with us. arsenal dominate their london rivals tottenham hotspur with a thrilling victory in the premier league. it is quite clear that the worst victims of the disaster are the poor people living on farms around the factory. the children are dying in
front of me and i cannot do anything. charles manson is the mystical leader of the hippie cult suspected of killing sharon tate and at least six more in los angeles. at 11 o'clock this morning just half a metre of rock separated britain from continental europe and it took the drill isjust a continental europe and it took the drill is just a few moments to cut through the final obstacle. then a miner from through the final obstacle. then a minerfrom calais was through the final obstacle. then a miner from calais was shaking hands and exchanging flanks —— flags with his opposite number from and exchanging flanks —— flags with his opposite numberfrom dover. this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines. a conference on climate change
has opened in poland with a warning from the united nations that the threat from rising temperatures has "never been worse". macron's government has promised tough action against anyone who resorted to violence during protests on saturday which saw more than 350 people arrested. the us says it's suspending its threat to raise trade tariffs on chinese goods to 25%, to allow more time for trade talks. the decision follows a meeting between donald trump and the chinese president xijinping, at the end of the g20 summit. but the suspension is only for 90 days — and their differences remain considerable.. 0ur north america editor jon sopel reports. president trump arrived back in to washington, early this morning, looking tired, but buoyed by what he said was an incredible deal with china. he and president xi met for two—and—a—half hours at the g20. president trump sounded optimistic there could be a breakthrough, in the escalating trade war between these two economic super powers.
the relationship is very special, the relationship i have with president xi, and i think that is going to be a very primary reason why we'll probably end up getting something that will be good for china and good for the united states. the chinese have agreed to buy far more american goods. in return, the us says it won't go ahead with new tariffs on chinese exports that were due to kick in on january 1st. in the meantime, talks between the us and china will get under way immediately, on a range of issues that the american side has flagged as areas of concern. there's a lot of detail still missing from this agreement. when the chinese say they will buy substantially more american goods, what does that mean? the devil is always in the detail in trade talks. nevertheless, global markets will be relieved progress has been made. but this is a ceasefire, not the end of hostilities. jon sopel, bbc news, buenos aires.
the internationalfashion brand ted baker has promised an independent investigation into allegations of what's described as "forced hugging" by its chief executive, ray kelvin, pictured here — he usually chooses to be photographed not showing his face. staff have begun an online petition accusing the sixty two year old founder of verbal, physical and sexual harrassment. in a statement, the company said such claims were entirely at odds with the company's values. our business correspondent joe miller had this update. an anonymous business —— petition was posted online and has already garnered around 2000 signatures. in it, employees at ted baker allege the boss of the company, ray kelvin who took them from a small stall in glasgow selling shirts to a global fashion phenomenon not only engages employees in unwanted embraces but also asked female staff if they would sit on his knee or whether they can massage his ears. they say he also engages in sexual innuendo and the creator of the petition says that then went to the human resources department
to complain and said that this is just what he is like. ted baker has issued a statement saying that the allegations are not in step with the value of the company or the ceo but they say that hugging has become part of the culture at ted baker, even though it was always voluntary and they say that the boss often greeted people whether they were shareholders or business partners or colleagues with a hug. hugh woozencroft has all the sport. sunday was derby day in the english premier league and arsenal are unbeaten in august since beating totte n ha m unbeaten in august since beating tottenham in a pulsating game at the emirates stadium. aubameyang scoring twice as arsenal came from 2—1 down
to beat spurs 11—2 and replace them in fourth to beat spurs 11—2 and replace them infourth in to beat spurs 11—2 and replace them in fourth in the premier league table. we are good in the moment in scoring with different players and also we want to keep and continue improving in the defensive area because they had a lot of chances and options to score. because they had a lot of chances and options to scorelj because they had a lot of chances and options to score. i think we we re and options to score. i think we were managing the game very well until 2—2 and we were a little bit unlucky in how we conceded that goal and in that moment you realise and and in that moment you realise and and and we conceded quickly and the sending off was unnecessary. stoppage time error byjordan pickford allowed divick 0rigi to
give liverpool a 1—0 victory in the liverpool derby. they are two points behind leaders manchester city after 14 behind leaders manchester city after 1a games. behind leaders manchester city after 14 games. it was a very long and open game and in the last few minutes we deserved the three points and were a bit more powerful. and my respect could not be biggerfor them. chelsea bounced back from their defeat to tottenham last week to beat their west london rivals fulham 2—0 with goals from pedro and ruben loftus—cheek. barcelona are back on top of the spanish league after a 2—0 victory over struggling villarreal. but sevilla will take first place if they get the better of depot tivo. a bit left in that and sevilla have equalised to make it 1-1. and sevilla have equalised to make it 1—1. earlier real sociedad lost 11-0 it 1—1. earlier real sociedad lost 11—0 and atletico madrid stumbled away. milan beat parma 2—1.
ajax moved two points behind the dutch league leaders psv eindhoven after thrashing den haag on sunday. a nicely taken finish for the fifth goal as well. feyenoord ended the perfect start for psp to their season, beating them 2—1 to maintain their own 100% home record in the league. your organism and loss in the scorers. —— jorgensen. league. your organism and loss in the scorers. ——jorgensen. esv league. your organism and loss in the scorers. —— jorgensen. esv were enraged late on a second ball was thrown onto the pitch to ruin a late attack as they look to equalise and it's not yet been confirmed where the ball came from. tyson fury says
the ball came from. tyson fury says the world knows who the real wbc champion is. he believes his draw was a gifted decision for the american. fuhry shared a thrilling battle with many former professionals believing he actually won the bout. promoter frank warren said he and the british board of boxing control will write to the wbc demanding a rematch. boxing control will write to the wbc demanding a rematchlj boxing control will write to the wbc demanding a rematch. i think the world knows who the real wbc champion is. he has had a gift decision in his own country, fair play and he must be thanking his lucky stars this morning. that belt belongs to me, tyson fury, aka the gypsy belongs to me, tyson fury, aka the gypsy king. that is all the sport for now. bollywood star priyanka chopra has married us singer nickjonas in a hindu ceremony in india, a day after exchanging vows according to christian tradition. the couple celebrated their wedding with friends and family at a palace in the rajasthani city ofjodhpur. sodaba haidare reports. a happy bride in her traditional
indian attire. priyanka chopra shared these pictures from her traditional ceremony with nick jonas. the women of both families are seen putting henna on priyanka chopra ahead of her big day. fireworks erupted over the wedding venuein fireworks erupted over the wedding venue in the palace in the western desert state of rajasthan. their wedding has been dubbed as india's wedding has been dubbed as india's wedding of the year, but to the couple it is a merging of their families, faith and cultures. in another pre—wedding ritual, the couple are seen supporting their families who put together a song and dance competition, including nick jonas's brotherjoe and his fiancee sophie turner. the texan singer and bollywood star shared the spotlight for the first time together at last yea r‘s for the first time together at last year's met gala. they were both dressed by luxury designer ralph
lauren, who also created priyanka chopra's custom wedding gown. ralph lauren congratulated the couple on his instagram, along with other celebrities including gisele puncheon and actor michaeljordan. after a few months of whirlwind romance, the 25—year—old popped the question to priyanka chopra injune after reportedly closing down a jewellery shop to buy her an expensive engagement ring. the couple were tying a knot in a hindu ceremony on sunday, a day after exchanging vows in accordance to christian traditions, while fans eagerly awaited to get a glimpse of their big day. many congratulations. don't forget you can get in touch with me and some of my team on twitter — i'm @samanthatvnews. thanks for watching. sunday didn't offer us a great deal
of sunshine, some wet weather in places but even then a rather grey early winters day and there could be some beauty out there as illustrated by the weather watcher picture from shropshire. there is more of that to come overnight and outbreaks of showers pushing east across many areas but things will quieten down later in the night and there is more persistent rain in the night coming into scotland but as we go deeper into scotland but as we go deeper into the night, the frost takes hold and there are frosty patches on untreated surfaces but it will be mild in south wales and southern england with temperatures holding up into double figures. as we go into tomorrow may be a dry start for many of us but already wet weather in parts of wales and south—west england and this is in the form of some showers, some of which might be heavy and thundery with squally winds pushing east but the northern counties, much of scotland will be
dry and sunny although northern scotla nd dry and sunny although northern scotland will see showers and they will be turning increasingly wintry and low levels at the end of the day where the cold air is lurking but double figures temperatures across a large part of england and wales. as we go on through monday night and into tuesday, that will deliver showers into western scotland which will be wintry in places with icy patches but the main story is how wide it will be widely as tuesday begins and there will be fog patches around as well but a chilly start with a lot of fine weather on tuesday, so decent sunshine to come, cloud increasing from the south—west and the sun turns hazy ahead of the next weather system coming in bringing daylight hours of rain in parts of wales and south—west england. a bit chilly across the board on tuesday after the frosty start as the cloud increases. through tuesday night into wednesday, the weather sister —— system wednesday, the weather sister —— syste m ta kes wednesday, the weather sister —— system takes snow and rain
northwards but some uncertainty about the extent and it will be mainly england and wales will be affected and this is where the chilly air will be, but also the best of the sunshine. quite mild the further south you are. we will see further south you are. we will see further weather systems coming in on thursday and friday, particularly friday with stronger winds for a time as well. this is bbc world news, the headlines: a conference aimed at securing new commmitments to cutting carbon emissions has opened in the polish city of katowice. the united nations climate chief told delegates the threat posed to humanity from climate change has "never been worse". president macron's government has promised tough action against anyone who resorted to violence during anti—government protests on saturday. more than 350 people were arrested during some of the worst riots in paris for decades. the fashion group, ted baker, says there will be an independent investigation into allegations of "forced hugging" by its chief executive, ray kelvin. the announcement follows an online campaign in which anonymous staff accuse mr kelvin of harassment.