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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. a man has been killed in a knife attack in a suburb of paris. the attacker has been shot dead by police. britain's prime minister boris johnson says the uk must prepare to leave the european union at the end of the year — without a deal. europe stands firm. we need to continue negotiations and i hope it will be possible to make progress in the future and we are determined to reach a deal but not at any cost. as the united states passes 8 million covid infections, new restrictions are implimented in areas around the uk and across europe. in thailand, thousands
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of protesters in bangkok defy a ban on gatherings and clash with police armed with batons and water cannon. welcome. a school teacher has been decapitated in an attack on the street in the paris suburbs. his attacker was shot dead by police. the victim is reported to have recently shown his class controversial caricatures of the prophet muhamed. the french president emmanuel macron has been at the scene. our paris correspondent hugh schofield gave us this update. everything tends to the verification, to verify that report that he was beheaded, that's what everyone is saying. the police have not officially set it as far as i can see, but it's being reported widely in the media.
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it's certainly also being reported that the victim was a history teacher. from a college, that's a sort of middle school, in this suburb which is a suburb about ten miles, probably, 50km to the northwest of the centre of paris. at around five o'clock this afternoon he was presumably on his way out of school when he was attacked on the street by another man with a knife, and beheaded it seems. the attacker then ran off and was cornered, or traced not long after to a street in the neighbouring commune or part of the suburbs there. and after some kind of confrontation, it's not clear what exactly happened, he was shot by police and died shortly afterwards. there are reports that a rifle was found behind him, and the local newspaper is reporting also that he posted, already, a grisly video of what he had done online.
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i have not had that confirmed. also reporting that he was a chechen man of 18. again, that has not been confirmed by anyone at all. but what is clear is that it's being treated as a terrorist incident, and the fact that this teacher, this is the teacher that had recently shown pictures of the prophet muhammad, the famous and controversial character of the prophet muhammad to his class is obviously at the centre of all of this. president macron is going to the scene because i think the symbolism is so acute for all of the french. a man, a teacher doing hisjob teaching about the issues surrounding a trial, the trial of related to the charlie hebdo attack in 2015. that trial is going on now in paris, and as part of the discussion it would seem of that trial he brought out the caricatures of muhammad. and apparently there were complaints from parents about that, and that's, it seems that this has led to this very, very brutal killing.
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speaking to me about an hour ago there. let's bring you some live pictures now from the paris suburb where that stabbing attack took place. we're hearing that president macron has been on the scene — we'll keep you updated as we hear more this is a suburb northwest of the french capital, and this is of course a developing story, we are keeping an eye on it but we do know that the attacker has been shot dead by police. a lot of activity there as he was explaining. very sensitive issues but of course we will keep you updated and we are monitoring the situation, but is the seem live there with a lot of police activity understandably. the british government has said that brexit trade talks are over and "there is no point" negotiations continuing unless there's a fundamental shift in the eu's position. the prime minister borisjohnson says the uk should get ready for leaving without a deal onjanuary ist after an eu summit in brussels insisted
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it is the british who should be making concessions. here's our europe editor katya adler. eu leaders had lots on their mind at this summit. the covid crisis first and foremost. but eyes and ears here were also very focused here today on downing street. how would borisjohnson react to their demand that the uk must give way first if a trade deal is to be agreed? the answer, not positively. it is clear from the summit that after 45 years of membership, they are not willing unless there is some fundamental change of approach, to offer this country the same terms as canada, and so with high hearts and with complete confidence, we will prepare to embrace the alternative and we will prosper mightily. downing street's clear message — trade talks are over unless the eu changes its tune. no chance, said
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the french president. translation: we are always conscious that it was the united kingdom that wanted to leave the eu and that is leaving the eu and that needs an agreement even more than we do. after months and months of eu negotiators shuttling backwards and forwards between london and brussels, both sides are fed up. the key sticking point still in talks— the rights of eu fishermen to fish in british waters after brexit, competition regulations known as the level playing field, and how disputes should be resolved if a trade deal is agreed. angela merkel has said today the eu perspective negotiator would head to london on monday to launch intense last—ditch talks, but this evening the government said no. as things stand, there was no point. both sides have now growled at each other and gnashed their teeth. so is this the end of
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the road, or political posturing before difficult compromises are reached 7 concessions are needed from both the government and the eu if a deal to be founded for those who believe that this deal is the right way forward, tonight feels like a case of so near and yet so far. speaking to me a short time ago, the bbc‘s uk political correspondent, rob watson said it was unclear how any meaningful talks might continue. the talks may go ahead by telephone, in other words the chief uk negotiator will speak to michel barnier, the chief eu negotiator. as to whether the and is this, until the talks have definitively broken down either on the uk or the eu side, or indeed until there's a deal, ijust think one has to be immensely cautioned and that clearly both of those options still remain possible.
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i think the really interesting thing is to try and analyse what it is that the uk is doing, is it doing this in a hope to pressure the european union into offering a better deal, at the last minute? it is certainly risky because you wonder is the uk really prepared to leave with no deal? because although there are some who feel very passionately about the whole sovereignty issue inside downing street, formerly the vote leave campaign, there's others in government who are rather worried about the consequences of our no—deal brexit and what that might mean in terms of food prices and of chaos and delays at the border. as very high—stakes game, and an incredibly serious moment in european political history. certainly is, as always thank you so much for your clarity the number of coronavirus infections in europe continues to soar, with daily infection rate records broken in germany, switzerland, croatia and the netherlands. and as european countries battle the resurgence,
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millions of people on the continent are now under new measures. it comes as the total number of cases in the united states has moved past 8 million. meanwhile, the uk prime minister has told the mayor of greater manchester that he is prepared to intervene and impose the highest level of coronavirus restrictions — tier 3 — on the region if no agreement can be reached between local leaders and the government. the bbc‘s deputy political editor vicky young reports. it has taken days of negotiations. finally, local leaders in lancashire and ministers in london have come up with a deal. more restrictions are coming across the county, alongside millions of pounds in financial support. but some shoppers here in nelson want a different approach. i think they should have done it earlier, to be quite honest. my mum is 87. you can't tell my mother to stop eating, because she won't. i think it needs to be tougher.
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i think the way the government has been coming across, they haven't been clear on the rules anyway. there is no transparency. total, utter confusion. boris johnson's opted for a regional approach, because many places have fewer covid cases than hotspots in the north of england, but it has meant more talking, wrangling over money and delay. no one wants to have to implement these measures, which damage local businesses, but these decisions were necessary because of the rate of increase, notjust of infections but also in hospitalisation and admissions to intensive care. but not every area has signed up. the mayor of greater manchester, andy burnham, and some conservative mps are fighting plans for more closures unless there is extra money for businesses affected. don't you now have to make a quick decision that might don't you now have to make a quick decision about whether you place extra restrictions on places such as greater manchester or give them
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more money to persuade them? which will it be and when? it is far better to do it together, because we want the maximum local buy in, the maximum local enforcement, and the maximum local compliance, and that means local leadership. i hope that rate in manchester will come on board. the national government must reserve the right to step in and do what is necessary. for many cities, including nottingham, the uncertainty continues. cases and hospitalisations are rising quickly, and additional measures could be on the way. one former prime minister says the government has to be more generous. at the very time we are increasing the requirements on people not to do things and denying people the chance ofjobs, we are reducing the economic support. if i was borisjohnson, again, you have to be one step ahead. he should have been calling the chancellor this morning, telling him his economic recovery package is not going to work, get him to bring a new package,
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and i think you could build consent around that. borisjohnson says the situation is worsening with every passing day. there is real tension between westminster and some local leaders, but decisions need to be taken very soon. vicki young, bbc news, westminster. well the uk the prime minister has said until a vaccine has been found "mass testing" for coronavirus will be the solution to reopening the economy and society. borisjohnson says several kinds of rapid tests are being looked at — some that can provide results injust 15 minutes. it comes as a new survey shows that the number of infections in england rose by more than 60% last week. the bbc‘s health editor hugh pym reports. getting test results back can take time. the prime minister said new technology would allow faster turnarounds and more frequent testing to pick up those without symptoms. using random testing, the ons works out how many have got it
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each week, with and without symptoms. the latest ons survey covered community infections in the week to the 8th of october, though not including scotland. it showed in england there were nearly 28,000 new cases each day, up more than 60% on the previous week. that's about one in 160 of the population with the virus. in wales, infections also went up, with about one in 390 with the virus. the proportion in northern ireland was won in 250. the situation is deteriorating, and we need to brace for it. we need to be aware that even any actions that we take today is going to need two or three weeks before having an effect. it might actually be a good effect in four to six weeks. we are under a lot of pressure every day now. as more people pick up the virus, a certain proportion will need hospital treatment.
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this video put out today by liverpool city council aims to warn the local population of the consequences. but doctors say outcomes are better. health service journal estimates that death rate for hospital covid patients fell by 50% between april and september. an intensive care specialist told me what had changed with the care of very sick patients. we became better at recognising the disease early and therefore implementing treatment early, and it's always better to prevent deterioration rather than to treat things after the event. and of course, we saw development in terms of potential drugs that may have a benefit for patients. more patients are pulling through, but it takes time for them to recover. some have ongoing symptoms after leaving hospital, and as more beds are occupied, there's a chance others will miss out on less urgent treatment and operations. hugh pym, bbc news.
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stay with us on bbc news, still to come. nigeria's government orders investigations into the claims of police abuses that have sparked protests across the nation. parts of san francisco least affected by the earthquake are returning to life, but in the marina area — where most of the damage was done — they are more conscious than ever of how much has been destroyed. in the 19 years since he was last year, he has gone from being a little known revolutionary to an experienced and successful diplomatic operator. it was a 20—pound bomb which exploded on the fifth floor of the grand hotel, ripping a hole in the front of the building. this government will not weaken, democracy will prevail! it fills me with humility and gratitude to know that i have
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been chosen as the recipient of this foremost honour. this catholic nation held its breath for the men they called the 33. and then... bells toll. ..bells tolled nationwide to announce the first rescue and chile let out an almighty roar. this is bbc news, the latest headlines. a man has been killed in a knife attack in a suburb of paris. the attacker has been shot dead by police. britain's prime minister boris johnson says the uk must prepare to leave the european union at the end of the year — without a deal. europe stands firm. protest organisers in the thai capital, bangkok, have told thousands of demonstrators to go home and prepare for further action, after they turned out in defiance of a ban on gatherings of more than five people. water cannons were used to clear out
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the demonstrators calling for democratic reform. jonathan head has been following the unrest on the streets of bangkok. here we are on day two on this official ban on public gatherings. mobile phone lights, the beacons of modern day protest, are still shining. today the police came in force to the location where we saw protesters occupy a big intersection yesterday and lock it off. and here we are 800 metres down the road, and the protesters have quite simply moved here. this movement is still going, defying every attempt by the government to shut it down, and in many ways these young activists have borrowed tactics, as they have in so much of what i have done, from the people in hong kong, the protesters there. the water was their motto, move quickly, like a game of whack—a—mole, where the authorities go to stamp the protests outcome
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of the young activists will move and have a flash mob show up in another part of the city. so the question now is, how long can these people keep up these daily, spontaneous protests, while the top leaders of the movement are in jail and facing heavy charges? but for the government too, how much longer can they try to suppress the views that are being expressed here, these astonishing views about the monarchy, critical views of the government, through the deployment of huge numbers of riot police and through the use of draconian laws? it is not at all clear that the government's tactics are working. the nigerian government has ordered that judicial panels of inquiry be set up to investigate allegations of abuse carried out by a notorious police unit, popularly known as sars. the special anti—robbery squad has been accused of committing extrajudicial killings and torture. the unit was dissolved
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by the government last sunday but protests have continued. the bbc‘s mayeni jones sent this report from lagos gunshots. cracking down on dissent. this social media footage filmed in lagos on monday reportedly shows live ammunition was used to disperse protesters against police brutality. bystander had stepped out of his cart when he was hit by a stray bullet. social media outage analysed by the bbc shows he was more than 250 metres away from the protest centers. the police said he was killed by demonstrators eyewitnesses disagree. his wife is still in shock. i can't even believe that my husband died like that.
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i never thought my husband would just disappear like this from me. just needed money to go to work. i said bye—bye, god be with you, god protect you and guide you. four days after he was killed the government of lagos announced the rest of four officers involved in the shooting. young nigerians say the violent crackdown on police brutality protests including live round shows nothing has changed. we were here earlier and thought we might end up in the protest it had to be the case. hundreds of people have showed up. there is a carnival atmosphere but their aims are very serious. they are here to fight police brutality and they refused to back down. activists have used social media to organise street demonstrations raising funds. we are just here to encourage
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the protesters, make sure that you don't go hungry, you don't go tired, you don't get wet. you have everything that you need and itsjust been amazing the support we've been seeing. we banded together to lean back together on a one unified. anybody can be killed. and now we are just sustaining as a unified youth to just ask for a better nigeria. the authorities have been slow to deliver. the central government is here to address some key demands. activists want compensation for the families of the victims and better funding for the police. but it won't be easily appeased. disney has strengthened a content advisory message on its streaming service, warning of racism and stereotyping in some of its classic films. the message says that certain films include negative depictions and/or
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mistreatment of people or cultures, adding that these stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. some examples include lady and the tramp, released in 1955 where a scene includes two siamese cats, si and am, who are depicted with anti—asian stereotypes. and a scene in 1941's dumbo where a group of crows that help dumbo learn how to fly have exaggerated stereotypical black voices. the lead crow is called jim crow — a reference to a set of racist segregationist laws in the southern us at the time — and he is voiced by a white actor, cliff edwards. let's speak to the film critic aramide tinubu who's in new york. thank you forjoining us. has disney gone far enough? i don't think that they have. they have here an opportunity to really educate this next generation of young people and
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to really have a son from our history. an interesting thing to do with not just but history. an interesting thing to do with notjust but the warnings but also provide cultural context, why we re also provide cultural context, why were these things so problematic, where was the country at this point? so in that case, seeing that these films are being screened and will have this short announcement beforehand, do you think they could have gone public when you say they could've gone further, would you expect a short film or short a clinician orjust expect a short film or short a clinician or just to expect a short film or short a clinician orjust to simply cut the films or cut the scenes?” clinician orjust to simply cut the films or cut the scenes? i certainly don't want anyone to cut films or scenes that something problematic, we are not here to censor anyone, but putting context in terms of a panel or talkback or a pop—up for children in a relatable way that explains the cultural context in an age—appropriate manner. it is something the hbo max did with gone with the wind which was very
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problematic as well. in that case, other companies warner bros for exhibit have done something similar, how do you then, what would you want to see across the board when it comes to this type of content in these films? bearing in mind the soldier still generating and people are still watching them and their generate revenue for these companies. certainly. ithink introduction to the film is a wonderful thing that hbo did with gone with the wind with the film scholar and then there was a talkback, one hour talkback with the cast of characters discussing why the film is so problematic. i think i could really be transformed for disney in a way that is palpable and approachable for people of all walks of life, for younger people and older people. little kids especially have a really brought to mind and
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can learn and store and grow in a way that adults sometimes are not able to do. aramide tinubu, a film critic joining able to do. aramide tinubu, a film criticjoining us from new york, thank you so much as just get apologists because the sound quality was not very good on that line, but we wa nted was not very good on that line, but we wanted to persevere with that because aramide tinubu was making some very interesting points. i do appreciate was not really that easy to hear her, but i think we get the gist of the points. some stronger warnings and may be some and discussions before and after those films were one of the suggestions. we do have lots more is always on our website and of course we are monitoring the situation that is taking place in france and paris, the developing story of a teacher who has been killed, a stabbing there. president emmanuel macron has been live at the scene there on the suburbs of paris. if you like to get in touch with me and some of the team i'm on social media but like i say we are
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monitoring everything that is happening. thanks for watching for the time being. hello. october has found a spell of quieter weather for the middle of month and although there have been some sunny spells around over the past few days, in fact, for a time it looked very nice on guernsey today, over the weekend, we can expect a lot of cloud and there is a ridge of high pressure that is extended across the uk. again, a lot of cloud around and still producing a bit of patchy rain and drizzle at times, although not amounting very much. a flow of air coming down from the north, so, it is quite cool out there. now, as we look at things as we go through the night, we'll be seeing some breaks in the cloud today, and we are expecting the sky to fill in with cloud, maybe still a few breaks down towards southwest england, so some rural spots in the low single figures but for most of us, cloudy, damp and drizzly night and temperatures holding a good few degrees above freezing as we start the day tomorrow.
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but you can see all of the cloud across the uk tomorrow, again, some light rain or drizzle in places and more especially in towards scotland and northern england into the afternoon. only very limited breaks in the cloud so do count yourself lucky if you get to see much in the way of sunshine, and a few heavy showers maybe affecting the channel islands towards cornwall and devon. these temperatures are a bit below average for the time of year, though the winds are very light. here's a picture for saturday evening, still damp in places, especially in parts of scotland and northern england, a few showers into northern ireland and for part two of the weekend on sunday, not much change, probably an area of thicker cloud through parts of england and wales with some light rain associated with that, pushing a bit further north, may allow wales and southern england to brighten up a bit into the afternoon. or at least a bit milder here but a cooler day into scotland and northeast england. some rain maybe to end the day, parts northern ireland was in scotland in northeast england. some rain maybe to end the day, in parts of northern ireland and western scotland as we go in to going to monday, that's due to the developing area of low pressure, these weather fronts coming our way and a significant change in this
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weather pattern to something much more active into next week and on monday, bringing rain to parts of northern england, northern ireland and scotland increasing cloud and breeze elsewhere. technically turning a bit milder on monday but then again, i'm not sure if we'll notice particularly in those areas that are seeing the rain. as we go through the rest of the week, low pressure remains close by, won't be rainy all the time but there will be some rain at times and some of that can be quite heavy and windy in places too. so, yes, a quieter spell of weather right now. make the most of that, if that's what you want, because it's all change next week.
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this is bbc world news, the headlines. a man has been killed in a knife attack in a suburb northwest of paris. police then shot and killed the suspected attacker near the scene. reports suggest the victim — said to be a teacher — was beheaded. downing street says talks between the uk and eu over a post—brexit trade agreement are over. borisjohnson is urging businesses to prepare for no deal injanuary. the number of coronavirus infections in europe continues to soar, with daily infection rate records broken in germany, switzerland, croatia and the netherlands. the total infections of covid in the us has now passed 8 million. and the uk prime minister has told the mayor of greater manchester


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