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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. i'm david eades. hackers target twitter — breaking in to some of the biggest names on the platform, including joe biden, jeff bezos and apple. america's top expert on coronavirus, dr anthony fauci, says white house attempts to discredit him are ‘bizarre'. a team of scientists from around the world say they've found "unequivocal evidence of climate change" caused by greenhouse gas emissions. and meet mexico's streetside storyteller — bringing a break to the boredom for children in lockdown.
hello and welcome. the names on the list could hardly be bigger. we mentioned joe biden, jeff bezos, the owner of amazon, and apple in our headline. and to that you can add barack obama, elon musk of tesla fame, bill gates no less, kanye west, uber. all victims of a hack on their twitter accounts, with bogus offers of big bitcoin payouts to their followers. the head of twitter, jack dorsey, said the company felt terrible about what had happened, and was investigating the incident. alanna petroff has the latest. famous tech billionaires can buy themselves almost anything, but it seems no amount of money will help with cyber security. elon musk, jeff bezos and bill
gates were all victims of a major hack on twitter. their popular accounts were used to promote a cryptocurrency scam, sending out tweets like this. i'm giving back to my community, due to covid—19. all bitcoin sent to my address below will be sent back doubled. if you send $1000, i will send back 2000, only doing this for the next 30 minutes. high profile political figures were also targeted, including barack obama, joe biden and former presidential hopeful mike bloomberg. married mega—celebrities kim kardashian and ka nye west were also compromised. this was not about fraud, i don't think, i think it was more about doing the hack. in the hacker community we would actually call this type of hack a little bit lame. twitter quickly took action, the scam tweets were removed, the company posted this.
this is a serious security issue for twitter. they are power users, people that people come to see and read, people like elon musk, joe biden, kanye west, joe biden, they use the platform on a daily basis. they are figures that use the platform on a daily basis. and the fact that twitter could not keep that secure is a massive issue for them. experts say they can see more than $100,000 worth of bitcoin was deposited into the scam account. once it is there, victims cannot get it back. the twittersphere blew up about the hack. the incident began trending, tens of thousands of posts used the hashtag hacked. alanna petroff, bbc news. william beer is general manager of the americas for the cyber security firm mitiga. he's in new york.
thank you forjoining us. it does sound, even from what it which are telling us, are pretty straightforward hack. well, straightforward is to be determined. i actually think this is something a little more complicated than that. as twitter said themselves, it would appear to have been based on social engineering, so they we re on social engineering, so they were targeting twitter employees and using the relationship, trying to dupe them into providing them with information which would have allowed them to access some of twitter‘s internal systems. it is probably not as straightforward as it appears on the surface. we do not know the detail but we know they are looking into further possible malicious activity and should we assume that we have not heard the last of this?” we assume that we have not heard the last of this? i think thatis heard the last of this? i think that is very fair. the question on the back of my mind is, yes, there were a series of high—profile accounts that were
used as part of the scam, but what about other accounts, what about mine? was it potentially violated and will the hackers potentially have put other pieces of code on the system and are they lurking in the system is to use it further down the line, that question needs to be answered. in terms of the cryptocurrency scam of give us 1000, we will give you 2000 back, some money has been paid out, apparently, cannot be returned or is that a lost cause? that is a lost cause and i think, the combination of social media and in this case twitter, and cryptocurrency, really makes for the perfect storm for the organised criminals. they are two very powerful forces, if you will, when combined, they really allow them to do significant damage. we have heard jack dorsey say basically, he is clearly very upset by this, disappointed, it is going to affect the brand. 0ne disappointed, it is going to affect the brand. one wonders to what extent this is reputational damage or how far
it might go, but let us be honest, anyone who is anyone seems to have been hacked at these days. true, but i think u nfortu nately we have these days. true, but i think unfortunately we have got to a point in the industry, where a lot of this is falling on deaf ears, a lot of the general public can become quite numb to these types of attacks and to a certain degree, that reflects poorly on the security industry and it should call out for more change, whether that be regulation, or potentially even recognising that social media organisations might and should potentially be considered national infrastructure like telecommunication companies. right now a lot of them are not necessarily adapting the right level of governance and rigour around some of the system is that you need when you consider the amount of critical information and sensitive information and sensitive information that is used on these platforms. i suppose what would really hurt is the likes of bill gates or kim kardashian 01’ of bill gates or kim kardashian or whoever saying, you know what, i will not use twitter any more. i think there is a risk there. already, there has been a bit of a backlash over the last couple of months and i
think that high—profile celebrities are very concerned, not just about confidentiality and the availability of the system, but about the integrity of the information and that is something that i think the industry needs to focus more on. is what i have put out there my words and is that information guaranteed or is it secure? that is something that the industry needs to reflect on on more depth? it raises questions of trust on both sides, whether you are tweeting 01’ sides, whether you are tweeting or following. william, thank you for your analysis. thank you for your analysis. thank you very much. there appear to be fresh tensions between the white house and america's top infectious diseases expert, anthony fauci. dr fauci, a key figure in the white house coronavirus task force, has given an interview to the magazine — the atlantic. in it, a journalist asks: you are the government's top health adviser, and the government you're trying to advise is actively trying to discredit you. how do you work like that? doctor fauci responds: well, that is a bit bizarre. i sit here and just shrug my shoulders and say, "well, you know, that's life in the fast lane." dr fauci
has been the head of the governmental agency the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases for over 35 years, working under six different presidents. on wednesday, president trump was asked for his view on doctor fauci. we're all on the same team, including dr fauci. i have a very good relationship with dr fauci. and we're all on the same team. we want to get rid of this mess that china sent us. so, everybody‘s working on the same line and we're doing very well. we're doing well in a lot of ways and our country's coming back very strong. when you look at those job numbers — we've never had job numbers like we have right now. so it's coming back very strong. the row all comes as the number of cases continues to rise across the country. a further 67,000 cases and 900 deaths have been recorded in the last 2a hours. there are new outbreaks in alabama nevada and north carolina who are all beginning
to report a jump in cases. 0ur
north america correspondent, david willis, says there is no doubt the white house has tried to discredit dr fauci. it is somewhat surreal that as the death toll in the united states nears 137,000 people, you have this apparent feud going on between the top infectious diseases expert doctor anthony fauci and the white house. 0ver doctor anthony fauci and the white house. over the weekend, the white house issued a series of bullet points detailing why doctor anthony fauci should not be tested. then peter navarro today doubled down on all of that in an article in usa today. president trump has since sought to distance himself somewhat from peter navarro's comments and doctor felt she, you just were explaining, has said that he does not really understand what is going on. he called it a major mistake, did not understand why the white house
would seek to discredit him. and it
is of concern to people here, given that doctor anthony fauci is by far the more trusted of the two, between him and donald trump, when it comes to navigating this country out of the coronavirus pandemic. he is the man who has stood america through six previous outbreaks of disease, if you like, under both democrat and republican presidents and his approval ratings far exceed those of president trump. a short while ago, the vice president, mike pence tweeted, a still photograph of today's coronavirus briefing and they are, prominently, sent frame was none other than doctor anthony fauci. david willis there. let's get some of the day's other news. president trump has demoted his campaign manager, brad parscale and replaced him with senior advisor, bill stepien. the shakeup comes as opinion polls continue to suggest
democratjoe biden has a significant lead ahead of november's election. the latest figures on china gdp's growth have been published. china's economy grew 3.2% in the second quarter from a year earlier. the growth was faster than the 2.5% forecast by analysts in a reuters poll, and followed a steep 6.8% slump in the first quarter, the first such contraction since at least 1992 when quarterly gdp records began. we'll have more on that story in business in about 20 minutes' time. after weeks of relentless rainfall across south asia, more than a hundred people have died, and millions have been affected. in bangladesh, bhutan, india, myanmar and nepal, monsoon floods and landslides have destroyed homes and submerged entire villages. sophia tran—thomson has this report.
monsoon season. at this time of year it is an annual occurrence in many parts of asia. already this year at least 50 people have been killed and more than 2 million affected in the indian state of assam alone. heavy rain has submerged villages and hundreds of relief camps have been set up to shelter the many thousands of evacuees. and this year there is the added challenge of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. so far in assam there have been 17,000 recorded cases. translation: we have two challenges here, one is covid—19 and the other is the flooding. still our personnel are working here day and night to save lives. in india's kaziranga state more than a million people have had to flee their homes. most of the national park is under water and hundreds
of animals have needed rescue. including this one—horned rhino calf separated from her mother. many others have not survived. in neighbouring bangladesh, around a third of the country is submerged and more than a million people have been displaced. this farmer says all the houses in his village are underwater and when he left his home, it was chest deep. and in nepal, at least 50 people have died in landslides in floods triggered by the heavy rains in recent weeks. bangladesh's flood forecasting centre says the consequences of this monsoon will be the worst in a decade and warned that with more rain to come, the river which runs through tibet, india and bangladesh is at risk of bursting its banks. monsoon season may be an annual phenomenon in this part of the world, but that certainly does
not lessen its impact. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: with just a loudspeaker and a storybook, meet the man helping mexico's children during lockdown. after months of talks and missed deadlines, a deal has been struck to keep greece within the eurozone. the immediate prospect of greece going bust, in the worst crisis to hit the eurozone, has been averted. emergency services across central europe are stepping up their efforts to contain the worst floods this century. nearly 100 people have been killed. broadway is traditionally called "the great white way" by americans. but tonight, it's completely blacked out. it's a timely reminder to all americans of the problems that the energy crisis has brought to them. leaders meet in paris for a summit on pollution, inflation and third—world debt. this morning, theyjoined the revolution celebrations
for a show of military might on the champs—elysees. wildlife officials in australia have been coping with a penguin problem. fairy penguins have been staggering ashore and collapsing after gorging themselves on their favourite food, pilchards. some had eaten so much, they could barely stand. this is bbc news, the latest headlines a number of high—profile twitter accounts have been simultaneously hacked to spread a cryptocurrency scam. the top doctor in america's fight against coronavirus describes efforts by some in the white house to discredit him as "bizarre". a prolonged heatwave in the siberian arctic this year is "unequivocal evidence of climate change", that's
according to an international team of scientists. they say the record high temperatures would be impossible without man—made global warming. and if it's getting warmer in the arctic, that means more melting ice, higher sea levels, and changing weather patterns much further afield, as our chief environment correspondent, justin rowlatt, reports. six months of record—breaking temperatures have fuelled massive forest fires in the siberian arctic this year. great plumes of smoke were visible on satellite images last month. the red areas on this map show just how exceptional temperatures have been — more than five degrees above average across much of siberia. that included the highest temperature ever recorded north of the arctic circle, a sweltering 38 centigrade, and now a met office—led international study has concluded this period of exceptional weather would have been impossible had the world not been warmed by man—made
greenhouse gas emissions. in the winter of 2018, the uk experienced a beast from the east, a period of exceptionally cold and snowy weather. it shows us that what happens in the arctic doesn't stay in the arctic. there are six main weather systems around the uk, and four of those six come from the polar regions or from the arctic directly, so whilst a lot of this is uncertain, if something happens in the arctic, it's going to be reasonable to assume something's going to happen in the uk, too. today's report is yet more evidence that the growing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing our climate. what we're seeing really is unprecedented. it's the strongest result we've ever seen, actually. we've never seen a change in the probability of an event of more than 600 times. we've never seen a result like that. many storms and floods in europe are also reckoned to have been driven by conditions in the arctic. and we know the polar region is warming twice as fast
as the rest of the world. the long—term impact that will have elsewhere is less certain. looking at the geological record, we don't think we've had c02 levels this high for about 5 million years, so we really don't know what to expect into the future. we are in uncharted territory. the reduction of arctic sea ice cover and melting of the permafrost has accelerated during this year's heatwave. that will drive even more warming and, in turn, means we can expect more extreme weather around the world. justin rowlatt, bbc news. eu leaders are meeting for a summit in brussels this week to try to work out a common response to the economic damage from coronavirus, significant differences among member states remain on key issues, including whether the recovery fund will be based on loans or outright grants to those in need.
it's the issue holding up the deal. the so—called frugal countries , the netherlands, austria, denmark and sweden, say the fund should be used to issue loans, since grants would have to be repaid by all eu taxpayers. bethany bell reports on the mood in austria. this man tends his vineyards in eastern austria. the lockdown here has eased in recent weeks, but he has lost half his yearly income. he says it is important for austria to help other eu countries, but he says they should be given loans, not grants. people will say, why, we are working so hard, nobody is giving us money, we have been working so hard, we have our children, we have our next generation. we will help, but they should give us the money back. not tomorrow, but there should be a plan that the people who got the money, they have to pay back. will says he supports the tough
position taken by the austrian chancellor sebastien kurtz in negotiating the eu's recovery fund. sebastien kurtz is doing well in the opinion polls and his message about being careful with austrian taxpayers money and bargaining hard with the eu is popular. but observers here say there will be a deal. the austrian government knows that in the end europe is about compromise and that there will be a compromise. that is how europe works. it is easy for them to be tough for negotiations and then come home with a victory, because in the end they know there will be a compromise, which will be also beneficial for them. 0ther austrians say that sebastien kurtz‘s rhetoric is too hardline and nationalists. this translator says austria should show more solidarity. i think it is populist and egotistical and, frankly, a quite stupid position, because austria, while being a rich country, is dependent on its neighbours and the eu and the euro and it is a common currency and we should
finance countries together. he said he is preparing to go to italy to train a winemaking business there. many here realise that help is needed throughout europe, but when it comes to money, the devil is always in the details. bethany bell, bbc news, in eastern austria. in the first verdict of its kind, a south korean court found that a woman adopted by an american couple almost four decades ago, must be recognised as the daughter of an 85—year—old south korean man. the ruling provides hope for the thousands of korean—born adoptees who want to know the identities of their birth parents. but for kara bos, the adoptee who brought the case, it's been a painful struggle that is still not over. when you finally decide as an adoptee to kind of open pandora's box,
you have no idea what to expect. my name is kara bos — or my korean name, as stated on my file, is kang mee sook — and i was adopted to america when i was around two years old. it wasn't until i had my daughter that i understand the real unconditional bond that's really built during the initial couple years of caring for a child. i also then thought of my mother and how that must have beenjust so painful, to have to make that excruciating choice of abandoning a child. dna obviously doesn't lie, so i had a true biological link for once in my life. but his family was unwilling to help or to release any kind of information, or even help me actually at all.
the fact that they can't see the bigger issue involved with this, like, the fundamental issue of the fact that it's just a girl looking for her mother, they can't even be human about that, i can't comprehend it, to be honest. i just can't. that's when i started to get upset about the injustice of it all. i think this day is momentous for all of us adoptees, just to have a right, finally.
i'm starting to really close off to everything that i'd kind of opened up to — my identity with korea and korea as a country, as a society — because i have been hurt and rejected now countless times. i want to just go home right now. and my home is with my family in amsterdam. lockdown has been difficult for so many people — parents especially. having to educate and entertain your children while a deadly pandemic sweeps the globe is a particular challenge. but in a suburb of mexico city one man is doing what he can to help — as the bbc‘s tim allman explains. percibald garcia is an architect by trade, but he has become so much more. one day he and his mother were in their apartment when they heard a child say, iam bored. so he decided to do something about it.
with his loudspeaker and a microphone, he reads stories to the children of this estate. translation: it means that whatever is going on in that apartment, depression or watching a movie or at the daily lockdown experience, it is put on hold the moment you start laughing, dancing or letting yourself go. he tends to focus on tales about the environment, what he calls the circle of life. he also plays music, providing young people with a few brief moments ofjoy. translation: she is playing and when she hears the music, she starts shouting at me, mum, the storyteller! then she wants to listen to him and talk to him. he says he wants to open spaces for the children in their minds so they can express their feelings and thoughts. one day, and one story at a time.
and well done. to stay with us, we have business coming right up. thank you. hello there. prospects do look better for thursday, but wednesday didn't look or feel much like summer at all. we've had this damp, muggy air stream bringing in an awful lot of cloud and some drizzle earlier on too. there was some sunshine that did develop in the far southwest of england, but even those breaks in the cloud have been filling in overnight. it's a cloudy start to thursday, mild as well — typical temperatures 12 to 1a degrees. may still be early drizzle around and some western hills may stay cloudy all day. but we're likely to see things brightening up elsewhere and some sunshine where we get a bit more shelter, eastern parts of northern ireland, east wales, eastern england and particularly eastern scotland. and where we get some warm sunshine coming through, temperatures will lift into the low 20s, with the highest temperatures probably around aberdeenshire and the murray firth —
23 or 2a degrees here. where it stays quite cloudy, though, 18 is going to be a typical temperature in the afternoon. that's what we're expecting in manchester, old trafford, for the first day of the second test match. should be dry, mind you. there is some rain arriving in the northwest of scotland, though, later on thursday. and that weather front will take that rain very slowly southwards. it's going to stagger its way southwards. it may get stuck throughout friday across southern scotland, northern ireland, northern england and perhaps north wales. to the north and south of that, there will be sunshine coming through, but differing temperatures. across much of scotland, it's cooler, fresher air, so temperatures will be a bit lower on friday. but towards england and wales, especially in the southeast, it's the peak of the heat. 25 or 26 around the london area. that weather front still on the scene, then, on friday and still moving very slowly southwards on saturday. it's slowing down quite a bit, actually. eventually, we'll find this cooler and fresher air following in its wake. but we've got some cloud and rain moving a little
further south across england and wales. unlikely to reach the southeast of england until the evening. to the north, across northernmost parts of england, northern ireland and scotland, we're into some sunshine. a few showers in the northwest. into the southeast of england, again, the highest temperature is 23 or 2a degrees here. some rain, though, likely overnight. maybe a bit of rain left to clear away in the far southeast on sunday. once that goes, it's sunny spells across the board. there will be a few showers, again, particularly for western parts of scotland, but we're into cooler and fresher for all areas — with a top temperature into the low 20s. $:/endfeed.
this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. leading the way — china's economy returns to growth, and stronger than expected, as it emerges from lockdown on a wave of economic stimulus plus — a "tough day for us at twitter" says the boss — after high profile accounts are hijacked in a cybersecurity disaster for the firm. we start in china — because the world's number—two economy has bounced back. gdp has returned to growth after it shrank for the first
time in decades amid the coronavirus pandemic. china's economy grew 3.2% in the three months to the end ofjune. that was much stronger than expected — economists were expecting something like 2.5%. it also marks a very sharp recovery from the slump of nearly 7% in the previous three months. iris pang is chief economist for greater china at ing bank. she is in hong kong. good to see you, thank you for joining us. let me start with your view. were you surprised at these figures? very surprised. indeed, let me tell you my forecast. it was negative 3.1% year on year and now it is 3.2% positive year on year. it is a real surprise for me. but when i read the details
i really can't find much for the positive growth. retail sales in the second quarter we re sales in the second quarter were still in conjecture. investment still in conjecture. the categories that were not was industrial production, which rose in the second quarter and that its exports, which rose nearly 8.8% year on year. that tells the story, doesn't it? that's where the growth has to come. yeah, but what i really want to tell you is that because industrial production means that you produce something to be used as eitherfor produce something to be used as either for domestic produce something to be used as eitherfor domestic use produce something to be used as either for domestic use or industrial. in the second quarter exports was very weak.
the net export increased but due to very slow growth in imports compared to exports. it doesn't mean exports was good in the second quarter. then where products or parts went to, i believe they went into inventories in the gdp formula, which boosts the gdp growth. so i'm beginning to feel... especially when we look at the trade tensions that exist between the west and china at the moment and the impact that might yet have on exports, do you actually see these figures possibly as a blip? i would say there is a recovery in foreign demand from the june there is a recovery in foreign demand from thejune export import data not seen in april and may, which could signal that, for example, europe is recovering from covid—19, the
us is not. in the coming months and quarters, we could rely on foreign demand again for china growth but not in the second quarter. 0k, thank you very much indeed for that. iris pang joining us from hong kong. interesting perspective. let's throw a list of names at you. elon musk — jeff bezos — apple — bill gates — evenjoe biden and barack obama. just some of the world's most powerful people and organisations who have had their twitter accounts hacked and used to spread a cryptocurrency scam. it's a hugely embarrassing — and damaging — security breach for twitter, that has given the scammers access to tens of millions of users — and called the social media's cybersecurity into question. zoe kleinman has more. it's been described as the biggest social media hack so farand biggest social media hack so far and certainly what is unusual about this case is the number of accounts that have been compromised and the sorts of a ccou nts been compromised and the sorts of accounts they wear. they we re of accounts they wear. they were all big names. companies
including apple and gubecka, celebrities including cameo west, politicians joe biden, all with a verified account. this is supposed to give users an extra layer of security that the person tweeting is genuine and they are who they say they are. it seems to have started with a tweet from the account of elon musk, promising to send people back double their bitcoin if they send him some of their crypto currency. it is difficult to see how many people engaged with that and that then spread along the other accounts, as well. it does look like virtual money was duly poured into these accou nts was duly poured into these accounts were a little while. twitter has locked them all down and says it is conducting a thorough investigation but it headache continues because it has now said that the problem was not at the end of the account holders. something has happened within twitter itself. the firm says it thinks that some of its staffs own plug—ins may have been compromised and that means that some body or in
some people have had access to twitter‘s internal systems. of course this begs all sorts of serious questions about exactly how much damage has been done. ryan kalember is executive vice president of cybersecurity strategy with the security company proofpoint in palo alto california. he told the bbc people should be concerned about twitter‘s security. they certainly ought to be and this isn't the first time it's happened. administrative compromises of twitter go back a number of years and we've even seen nation states like saudi arabia actually sort of suborn internal twitter engineers in the pursuit of actually spying on political dissidents. it is really a good time to reflect on just how much we depend on news sources like twitter and how a lot of that is quite untrustworthy. and i'd also mention that things that we think are private, like direct messages on twitter, really are not private when these sort of attacks can occur, and that's the sort of thing we can see, sort of reprieves of the 2016 issues in e—mail with social
networking platforms. walmart says all shoppers in its 5,000 us stores will have to wear face coverings, starting from monday. many us retailers have been recommending wearing a mask for months, but have hesitated to make it compulsory. but now america's national retail federation is calling for store chains to adopt a nationwide policy requiring customers to wear masks. michelle fleury in new york reports. walmart may not be the first retailer to require its customers to wear facemasks, but it is the largest in america to do so. the requirement by the retail giant marks the mainstreaming of masks. 65% of its stores are located in parts of the country where there is some kind of government mandate on face coverings. the company said the decision, which goes into effect next week, is to bring consistency across all of its 5,000 compa ny—owned stores. in its statement, walmart said...
that's about to make the job of its famous greeters that much tougher. recognising the challenge of police in mask use, walmart has created a new position — health ambassador — to remind customers about the new rules. with only local and state rules in place, the burden has fallen on businesses to come up with their own national mask policies. michelle fleury, bbc news, new york. first it was london, then paris — now milan is battling to hold its famous fashion week. packed catwalk shows are a thing of the pre—virus past — with many fashion houses turning to virtual shows and streaming video. some designers have managed more traditional shows — with outdoor venues, social distancing and masks. but has the industry changed forever? nina van volkinburg is lecturer in fashion retail at the london college of fashion.
shejoins us now. good to she joins us now. good to see you. it is a big question. has it changed forever? because that whole sense of the intimate gathering around the catwalk feels anathema to the world we live in today. absolutely. the world and the industry certainly will never be the same. catwalk shows will certainly be a combination of physical and digital. that is the new normal. and it has been a while like this as brands are targeting an un—segmented global audience and no longer a small core of gatekeepers like editors, for example. but people will always crave the experience, the fashion show will remain. as we saw last night, dodger and cabana will remain. as we saw last night, dodgerand cabana had their socially distance show in milan but now it is much more about storytelling than only the product and we see that
through a flurry of video of images and new ways of showing which is a good creative outlet. in terms of leaning more on influences or each and eve ryo ne more on influences or each and everyone of us out there, on editors. this has been a long time coming, hasn't it? it has. industry has been very decentralised and democratised through social media to a certain extent and so it is important for especially brand to really foster the idea of co—creation with their audience. speaking to them, listening to them, but also speaking to their values and really the message is that they wa nt to really the message is that they want to portray, especially in oui’ want to portray, especially in our connected society. but if you are going to talk to eve ryo ne you are going to talk to everyone out there, you have a global audience, and of course there are huge benefits in doing that, does it also marked the end of the season after season the end of the season after season after season, here is the new spring season, summer
season, early summer, late summer, are those days gone? they are, yes ex—macro that kind of distinct spring, summer, autumn, winter is over toa summer, autumn, winter is over to a certain extent in our globalised society but this can bea globalised society but this can be a really positive development in terms of sustainability. so really focusing on core design that is made to last instead of thinking about a trend that is made for a certain amount of time. and so this is actually positive and for designers being able to reuse design and go back to their archives and bring that out for a refresh in the coming months is a benefit for them. 0k, nina, thank you. nina van volkinburg joining us there. a very positive outlook. not sure about figital, physical and digital, whether that will catch on. let's get some of the day's other news. europe's top court will rule later on whether facebook‘s
data protection policies are legal. the european court ofjustice is considering a case brought by austrian activist max schrem — who challenged facebook‘s use of standard contractual clauses to allow peoples' personal data to be transferred around the world. similar clauses are used by banks, car—makers and consumer companies. american airlines says it is sending 25,000 notices of potential furloughs to frontline workers — including pilots, flight attendants and mechanics. american is warning that demand for air travel is slowing again as covid—19 cases increase and states re—establish quarantine restrictions. auto giants fiat chrysler and psa — owner of peugeot and citroen — have chosen a name for the combined company to be created by their $50 billion merger. stellantis, they say, is derived from the latin verb stello — to brighten with stars — and "captures the true spirit of optimism, energy and renewal driving this industry—changing merger".
this is bbc world news, the latest headlines. a number of high—profile twitter accounts have been simultaneously hacked to spread a cryptocurrency scam. the top doctor in america's fight against coronavirus describes efforts by some in the white house to discredit him as "bizarre". let's talk jobs now, because the uk publishes official unemployment numbers in just over an hour. the government's subsidised furlough scheme has helped keep people in theirjobs up
until now — with more than nine million workers furloughed. but almost a third of uk companies plan to lay off staff in the next three months, according to a survey by the british chambers of commerce. and this week the uk government's spending watchdog — the office for budget responsibility — warned that britain could be facing an unemployment rate as high as 13%. james reed is the chairman of reed — britain's biggest recruitment company. hejoined us from he joined us from wiltshire. thanks very much for your time. a third of firms planning to lay people off. does that remotely surprise you? not at all, really. this is a consequence of the lockdown which obviously affected business hugely in april and may. we were warning that potentially there was a tsunami ofjob potentially there was a tsunami of job losses potentially there was a tsunami ofjob losses pending. a huge amount has been done obviously to try to mitigate that, but this is the consequence and i
think we will seejob this is the consequence and i think we will see job losses through the next few months. what needs to happen is as much action as possible to minimise the number. the furlough scheme obviously was a way of keeping people in a job even if they we re people in a job even if they were not doing the work. has that proved to be just u nfortu nately a that proved to be just unfortunately a case of staving off the inevitable? the big question, and we won't know this for another six months, is how many people move from furlough back into work and how many people move from furlough on to universal credit? today when the statistics are announced i will be looking particularly at how many claimants there are and how much the claimant count, as it's called, has gone up. that is an immediate measure of how many people have moved onto universal credit. that will give us a clue. i know a lot of businesses are returning people from a fellow at the moment so it's not all bad news and the number ofjobs it's not all bad news and the number of jobs we have advertised is going up so there are positive signs, as well. it
is important, this data is reflective. it is up until the end of may and that is six weeks ago. that is a fair point. things change and they change quickly. you are an interesting barometer in that respect. what are you experiencing in terms of the drive for people looking for work and the offer ofjobs at the moment? because there is a huge amount at stake for you. for everyone. this is a big moment for the economy. encouragingly, the number of jobs we have advertised has gone up 9% month on month, so thatis gone up 9% month on month, so that is in july gone up 9% month on month, so that is injuly overjune. that is encouraging. the number of people applying forjobs is also going up very significantly. the number of applicants per job is significantly. the number of applicants perjob is higher thanit applicants perjob is higher than it was and i think if you are applying forjobs, and important messages, do not be discouraged because you will need to apply for a few before you get one, perhaps. there is a fa ct you get one, perhaps. there is a fact that we are looking at long—term unemployed at a level
we will not have seen for a very long time. yes, 1396, you just mentioned. our data suggests it could go as high as 1596, suggests it could go as high as 15%, even. there was very high numbers and a lot needs to be done. jobs should be an absolute focus, a lot needs to be done to help re—skill people, upscale people and get them back to work and i hope that will be top of the agenda for the next few months. thanks, james. james reed joining us from wiltshire. if you're one the people at home writing job applications, here are some tips on how to find work — from three people who know what recruiters are looking for. i think my advice to young people looking for work right now would be, all experience is valuable experience. so even if it's volunteering, helping out in your community,
you're learning something, and employers will really want to know about it. be creative in the way that you demonstrate your value. don't forget that you can put yourself out there on social media — on instagram, linkedln, twitter. don't be put off by a short—term contract — if you know there's a part—time role, or a four—week contract for your dream company, just go for it because you're much more likely to get that full—time amazing possession if they know you and they've seen what you can do. if you're coming in for an interview, definitely focus on what your key skills are. if you're creative, what kind of content have you created?
what's your style? what do you love to do? where do you think there are opportunities? if you're more of an analytical or data person, what interesting facts and figures do you have to show? really showcase your key skills. as well as fanbytes, i also run a few e—commerce businesses and i definitely think now is a great time for young people to step up and start businesses. some of the best businesses and most popular businesses were created during times of economic downturn and recessions. so don't be put off with all the doom and gloom. there is a lot of doom and gloom around, isn't there? the bbc has uncovered evidence of catastrophic mismanagement at hospitals in one of south africa's hardest—hit covid hotspots. doctors and nurses have described grim scenes of over—crowding, filthy wards, blood draining into open sewers, and even violence.
after initially controlling the virus south africa is experiencing a sharp rise in coronavirus cases currently more than 10,000 new cases a day and is the eighth most affected country in the world. our africa correspondent andrew harding sent this report from port elizabeth. a windswept cemetery outside port elizabeth and a queue of hurried burials as covid—19 finally surges across south africa. but already this troubled city's health system is close to collapse. we've uncovered shocking evidence from two filthy, chaotic state hospitals. here, security guards coverfor absent medical staff as a sick man is hauled into casualty. inside livingstone hospital, essential cleaning, laundry and some nursing staff are refusing to work.
soiled linen was found all over the hospital passages. there was blood on the floor. we cannot risk the lives of the nurses — they're human beings. but that means just a handful of doctors and nurses are left. overwhelmed, fearful of being sacked for speaking out — staff asked us to hide their identities. there's a shortage of staff, so you end up missing 50 patient and more. we are living in fear. and there is plenty to fear here. rats converge on blood and other waste in an open drain. inside the hospital, patients have come to blows over scarce oxygen supplies. there are reports of patients fighting for oxygen, limited bed capacity, limited staff, and services are starting to crumble. four medics have independently confirmed to us that at least two unborn babies died,
and several mothers, too, after urgent non—covid—related surgery was delayed for days. there's a reason these horror stories are emerging here in south africa's eastern cape — a region that's become synonymous with misrule. to be clear, this is not about a poor region being suddenly overwhelmed by an unexpected virus. no, this is about a pandemic exposing the rot here. the years of epic corruption and mismanagement. at livingstone hospital, for instance, derelict buildings, absent bosses and — even before covid — staff numbers at half the desired levels. mismanagement, corruption, maladministration have all led to us being in this situation where, in the face of a global pandemic, the health system is crumbling. but the man in charge of health here tells me that's not the case.
the health system in eastern cape has not collapsed. well, we've been told quite the opposite from people on the front lines. and one thing they do say is that this has been a long time coming — that this is years in the making. then, clearly, there is a need for really a reinforced health care system. we knew that when the covid came up, we needed to really prepare ourselves and we've been working on that preparation. i think we are still on track. on track? the arrival of a team of army medics suggests otherwise. urgent reinforcements for a battle against a virus that is exposing south africa's institutional rot. andrew harding, bbc news, port elizabeth. that really is a desperate state of affairs in the eastern
cape, as andrew reports. more on the website, of course. do have a look at countries around the world and how they are coping. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @bbcdavideades. hello there. prospects do look better for thursday, but wednesday didn't look or feel much like summer at all. we've had this damp, muggy air stream bringing in an awful lot of cloud and some drizzle earlier on too. there was some sunshine that did develop in the far southwest of england, but even those breaks in the cloud have been filling in overnight. it's a cloudy start to thursday, mild as well — typical temperatures 12 to 16 degrees. may still be early drizzle around and some western hills may stay cloudy all day. but we're likely to see things brightening up elsewhere and some sunshine where we get a bit more shelter, eastern parts of northern ireland, east wales, eastern england and particularly eastern scotland. and where we get some warm sunshine coming through, temperatures will lift into the low 20s, with the highest temperatures probably around aberdeenshire and the murray firth — 23 or 26 degrees here.
where it stays quite cloudy, though, 18 is going to be a typical temperature in the afternoon. that's what we're expecting in manchester, old trafford, for the first day of the second test match. should be dry, mind you. there is some rain arriving in the northwest of scotland, though, later on thursday. and that weather front will take that rain very slowly southwards. it's going to stagger its way southwards. it may get stuck throughout friday across southern scotland, northern ireland, northern england and perhaps north wales. to the north and south of that, there will be sunshine coming through, but differing temperatures. across much of scotland, it's cooler, fresher air, so temperatures will be a bit lower on friday. but towards england and wales, especially in the southeast, it's the peak of the heat. 25 or 26 around the london area. that weather front still on the scene, then, on friday and still moving very slowly southwards on saturday. it's slowing down quite a bit, actually. eventually, we'll find this cooler and fresher air following in its wake. but we've got some cloud and rain moving a little further south across england and wales.
unlikely to reach the southeast of england until the evening. to the north, across northernmost parts of england, northern ireland and scotland, we're into some sunshine. a few showers in the northwest. into the southeast of england, again, the highest temperature is 23 or 26 degrees here. some rain, though, likely overnight. maybe a bit of rain left to clear away in the far southeast on sunday. once that goes, it's sunny spells across the board. there will be a few showers, again, particularly for western parts of scotland, but we're into cooler and fresher for all areas — with a top temperature into the low 20s.
good morning. welcome to breakfast with naga munchetty and charlie stayt. our headlines today. some of the world's most high profile twitter accounts are hacked in an attempted scam — among those targeted are bill gates, barack obama and kim kardashian. a warning that one in three companies are planning to lose jobs — we'll get the latest unemployment figures in an hour's time but will they tell the full story of how the economy is faring . record temperatures in the arctic and a warning they could have a drastic effect on the weather here in the uk. liverpool's hopes of breaking the premier league points record are over as the champions are beaten