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the latest headline for viewers in the uk and around the world. the taliban celebrate with gunfire and fireworks as american confirms its 20 year war in afghanistan is over. 18 days ago the united states and our allies began our evacuation and relocation operation in kabul. a few hours ago that operation was completed. the us regiment posts a social media picture of the last soldier to leave afghanistan. and taliban soldiers take control of the
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civilian supplies at kabul airport. hurricane ada brings life—threatening floods as the storm moves from louisiana into the mississippi. greta tim burke says she will only attend the cup 26 of those global wide participation. iii the cup 26 of those global wide participation. if it the cup 26 of those global wide participation-— participation. if it is considered - participation. if it is considered safe - participation. if it isi considered safe and participation. if it is _ considered safe and democratic i will of course go there. they were welcome to the programme. america's longest war is over. the last us troops were thrown out of kabul airportjust a few hours ago concluding an operation which more than 120,000 people were
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evacuated from kabul. this is a picture posted on twitter of the very last soldier to step by the final plane out of the country. the major general was commanding general of rapid response corps. the reality now is that the soldiers are already in charge of the airport here is the moment they entered. translation: we dissented to the airport. what is your message?— the airport. what is your messaue? , ., message? our message to the holy warriors — message? our message to the holy warriors as _ message? our message to the holy warriors as they _ message? our message to the holy warriors as they must - message? our message to the holy warriors as they must not| holy warriors as they must not go for gunfire because it might damage the aircraft. the aircraft belonged to all muslims. my message to the public is that they must not go for gunfire. they must elevate
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this happiness by worshipping god and my message to the public is to come back to the country and cooperate with us and serve their homeland. in and serve their homeland. in the last year was the us secretary of state gave a statement on the situation in afghanistan and said the us evacuation had been a massive undertaking and he paid tributes to the personnel involved. more than 123,000 people have been safely flown out of afghanistan. that includes about 6000 american citizens. this has been a massive military, diplomatic and humanitarian undertaking. an extraordinary feat under some — an extraordinary feat under some of— an extraordinary feat under some of the most extraordinary circumstances imaginable. many, many— circumstances imaginable. many, many people made this possible. i want _ many people made this possible. i want to— many people made this possible. i want to commend our outstanding diplomats who worked around the clock and around — worked around the clock and around the world to coordinate
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the operation helping americans, foreign partners have — americans, foreign partners have been biocide for 20 years and afghans at risk at this critical_ and afghans at risk at this critical moment. it was more than — critical moment. it was more thaniust_ critical moment. it was more thaniust a _ critical moment. it was more thanjust a high—stakes than just a high—stakes assignment thanjust a high—stakes assignment for our team. thanjust a high—stakes assignment for ourteam. it thanjust a high—stakes assignment for our team. it was assignment for our team. it was a sacred — assignment for our team. it was a sacred duty and the world so how— a sacred duty and the world so how our— a sacred duty and the world so how our diplomats rose to the challenge with determination. let's — challenge with determination. let's talk to our north america correspondent. described as america's longest war, president biden he would say he met his own deadline at the end of the month.— of the month. yes, america's lonrest of the month. yes, america's longest war _ of the month. yes, america's longest war and _ of the month. yes, america's longest war and certainly - longest war and certainly president biden's most controversial few weeks in a way that is dealt with this withdrawal, always saying that he look like president trump wanted to leave afghanistan but much of the criticism the president and his administration is facing now is
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over the way the withdrawal was carried out and we have seen frantic scenes over the last few weeks. we have seen the bloodshed and we saw the attack on the airport a few days ago. the loss of life of us military service men and women and a situation that seems to have taken not only the administration by surprise but the american people as well other most disc don't believe with that decision to leave early there are just questions raised about how it was carried out. , ., , , out. the president will address the nation _ out. the president will address the nation from _ out. the president will address the nation from the _ out. the president will address the nation from the white - the nation from the white house. what is expected to say? yes, he is going to address the question and he issued a short, statement that question as to why not to stay a few days longer, a week or so to complete the evacuation of those americans especially but afghans as well who want to
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leave. and well we heard from the secretary of state earlier saying essentially that process had been completed, he also acknowledged one or 200 americans are still in afghanistan and said he believed some of those people may want to stay in the country and might have deep roots in the community but it is clear that some were unable to get to the airport and get out of the country and questions have been raised about, again, the practical process of theirs and we expect the president to go into some more detail about that and againjustify into some more detail about that and again justify some of his decisions. for that and again 'ustify some of his decisions.— his decisions. for him it has been the — his decisions. for him it has been the most _ his decisions. for him it has been the most controversial weeks of his presidency so far. there has been huge discussion and debate about the political fallout for him. yes and debate about the political fallout for him.— fallout for him. yes and of course next _ fallout for him. yes and of course next year - fallout for him. yes and of course next year as - fallout for him. yes and of course next year as a - fallout for him. yes and of - course next year as a mid-term course next year as a mid—term election year here in the states and i think it is debatable. a lot of you have suggested this politically could be very, very damaging
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for president biden. you've got to say that there is still quite a long time even to those mid—term elections and certainly the 20 2a general election and many things can happen. they could be a lot of changes and developments in afghanistan and of course domestic policy could weigh in terms of his political fortunes but nevertheless, in the short term he has arguably lost a lot of respect not only in this country but throughout the international community. thank ou. as i international community. thank you- as i am — international community. thank you. as i am sure _ international community. thank you. as i am sure you _ international community. thank you. as i am sure you are - international community. thank you. as i am sure you are very. you. as i am sure you are very aware we have a live page updating on afghanistan and our website or the time being you all the very latest as it happens. it is a story developing the time but let's you some of the day's other news. thousands of people in california have been feeling the popular tourist spot is a huge wildfire rages. the fire is heading towards the main
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resort town in an area which straddles the border between california and nevada. more than 3000 firefighters are working to contain the blaze. the south korean prime minister has said he supports calls for the head of samsung to return to managing the global tech giant. weeks after being released from prison. the prime minister has told the financial times newspaper it was not appropriate to curtail his activities when he had already been freed from prison. he was released earlier this month having served half a sentence. the european union is recommending that its member countries reintroduce travel restrictions on unvaccinated travellers coming from the united states. that would mean quarantines or testing for those who have not received the jab. however, these are recommendations and they are not mandatory yet. each eu
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member state imposes its own covid guidelines and restrictions. there is a warning of life—threatening flooding in the southern united states as hurricane ida ms from louisiana and mississippi. the storm brought winds of 150 miles an hour as it made landfall, ripping roofs of buildings. one man was killed when a falling tree hit his house. flash floods have already affected residents of new orleans despite defence has been strengthened after hurricane katrina 16 years ago. our correspondent reports. ida has transformed streets into waterways trapping some residents in the worse it affected parts of louisiana. volunteer search teams have been out trying to reach the most desperate. even on dry land, were overwhelmed by the damage to their homes and lives. �* ., ., ., lives. although i have got here is a backpack _ lives. although i have got here is a backpack with _ lives. although i have got here is a backpack with a _ lives. although i have got here is a backpack with a few - is a backpack with a few clothes in it.
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it is the worrying i don't like _ it is the worrying i don't like. when you are away you worry— like. when you are away you worry too _ like. when you are away you worry too because you don't know — worry too because you don't know what you're coming back to. know what you're coming back to i_ know what you're coming back to iani — know what you're coming back to. i am just happy i am here and— to. i am just happy i am here and i— to. i am just happy i am here and i know— to. i am just happy i am here and i know what i need to do to start— and i know what i need to do to start all— and i know what i need to do to start all over again. it is a lot — start all over again. it is a lot. ~ , . , start all over again. it is a lot. ~ . lot. mulvey sources are beginning _ lot. mulvey sources are beginning to _ lot. mulvey sources are beginning to pour- lot. mulvey sources are beginning to pour into l lot. mulvey sources are i beginning to pour into the region. 5000 national guard members have been deployed to help local authorities. the storm has left behind a massive mess. nearly1 million mess. nearly 1 million households mess. nearly1 million households in louisiana are still without power. by monday, crews from the energy company began repairs where it was safe. still, it can take weeks before things are up and running again. i had it was one of the most powerful storms to ever hit united states. it certainly presidency will not soon forget it.
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i'm joined by a meteorologist whojoins from i'm joined by a meteorologist who joins from california. welcome to the programme. just tell us more about the hurricane. the hearing in that report to the aftermath that is in play there. report to the aftermath that is in play there-— report to the aftermath that is in play there. the good news is it is no longer _ in play there. the good news is it is no longer a _ in play there. the good news is it is no longer a hurricane. - it is no longer a hurricane. one hour ago the hurricane centre said they had given their last update but let me turn back the clock and show you what we have had since friday as this has moved through the gulf. water in the gulf of mexico mexico, upper 80s or 90s, it made landfall. sunday about one in the afternoon and you can see that well developed either. and now continuing up in land. the good news is the wins are nowhere near where they were. these purples and blue represent wind gusts of 35—40 mph right now so thatis gusts of 35—40 mph right now so
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that is certainly something that is certainly something that the there can handle but take a look at this. there was a drilling platform that was in port and although it was not in use its weather station was. 149 per hour sustained. 172 mph gusts. i've never seen anything like that before. the gusts. i've never seen anything like that before.— like that before. the pictures we have seen _ like that before. the pictures we have seen out _ like that before. the pictures we have seen out there - like that before. the pictures we have seen out there thatl like that before. the pictures. we have seen out there that of roofs being left off hospitals in that kind of thing. where is it headed now and is it really no longer a major threat then, as you have mentioned. it is no longer a major threat then, as you have mentioned.- as you have mentioned. it is a different kind _ as you have mentioned. it is a different kind of _ as you have mentioned. it is a different kind of threat. - different kind of threat. originally the threat was wind and tidal surge. now the threat is rain. this is all the rain shield but let me show you not what is folly now but is falling over the next three days. these brighter areas are all in inches and there is an area writing here that radar
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indicated 16— in 18 inches of rain and here is what is going to happen over the next few days. the storm is going to head up north into the middle atlantic states, new england and up into canada. this is a map that captures how much rainfall is going to come down. in the new york city area the call is for 6—10 inches. we could see more than ten inches in central pennsylvania and so not a hurricane i think it is going to bring some major flooding. hundreds of miles north of landfall.— north of landfall. this is the beginning. _ north of landfall. this is the beginning, isn't _ north of landfall. this is the beginning, isn't it? - north of landfall. this is the beginning, isn't it? the - beginning, isn't it? the hurricane season. to what extent can you predict what is coming next?— coming next? we're sort of in the middle — coming next? we're sort of in the middle right— coming next? we're sort of in the middle right now - coming next? we're sort of in the middle right now so - coming next? we're sort of in the middle right now so this l coming next? we're sort of in| the middle right now so this is where the peak is and normally, we see that peak starts to go down slowly in october so we have probably another 45 days
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of really have the weight activity before things come down. by the way, there is also a tropical storm out in the atlantic that no one is hearing about because it is not a threat. and in the interim, julienne has already come and gone. so things are a little busier even than they seem, i guess. i busier even than they seem, i ruess. . , , busier even than they seem, i ruess. . ,, i. busier even than they seem, i ruess. . ,, ,., ~ ., , guess. i assume you know this but 'ust guess. i assume you know this butjust remind _ guess. i assume you know this butjust remind us _ guess. i assume you know this butjust remind us who - guess. i assume you know this butjust remind us who and - guess. i assume you know thisl butjust remind us who and how names are picked for the storms. names are picked for the storms-— storms. the world meteorological. storms. the world - meteorological organisation choosing stem and i know that because every year on their website the national hurricane centre, the us forecasting agency for hurricane goes, hey, we don't name them. and i can understand why. i we don't name them. and i can understand why.— understand why. i can understand _ understand why. i can understand why - understand why. i can understand why as - understand why. i can i understand why as well. understand why. i can - understand why as well. thank you so much for explaining all of that. you are with bbc news. still to come: why the climate
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campaigner greta to invoke may not attend cop 26 in glasgow. she received the nobel peace prize for her work with the poor and the dying in india's slums. the head of the catholic church had said mother teresa was a wonderful example of how to help people in need. we have to identify the bodies, then arrange the coffins and take them back home. parents are waiting, and wives are waiting. hostages appeared — - some carried, some running — trying to escape the nightmare behind theni~ _ britain lost a princess today. described by all to whom she reached out as irreplaceable", described by all to whom she reached out as "irreplaceable", an early—morning car crash in a paris underpass ended a life with more than its share of pain and courage,
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warmth and compassion. this is bbc news: the top stories this hour. the taliban have been celebrating with gunfire and fireworks after america confirmed its 20 year war in afghanistan is over. taliban soldiers have already taken charge of kabul airport surveying the equipment left behind in the civilian complex. regulators in china have imposed restrictions on online video gaming, stopping anyone under the age of 18 from playing more than three hours a week. they have been told they will only be allowed to access the between eight and nine in the between eight and nine in
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the evening on fridays, saturdays and sundays as sundays as well as on public holidays. paging says it wants to protect the and mental health of young people. well, let's discuss this with andrew, founder of game aware which is an organisation which manages and prevents gaming disorders through education and gaming strategies. hejoins us now from melbourne in australia. so what do you think of china's decision on the part of the authorities to minimise the number of hours a week to just three. number of hours a week to 'ust three. ., , , , three. three hours is very, very minimal. _ three. three hours is very, very minimal. it _ three. three hours is very, very minimal. it does - three. three hours is very, | very minimal. it does seem three. three hours is very, - very minimal. it does seem very extreme to me and it seems to me that it comes from a fundamental misunderstanding about the culture and psychology behind video games. we know that there are benefits to playing in benefits that actually boost well—being, you could say. then we also know that over playing video games can kind of do the opposite so that kind of indicates that there is a sweet spot and the trick is finding that sweet
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spot. is trick is finding that sweet sot. , ., trick is finding that sweet s at, , ., , trick is finding that sweet sot. , ' . spot. is a very difficult thin. spot. is a very difficult thing. you _ spot. is a very difficult thing. you are - spot. is a very difficult thing. you are a - spot. is a very difficult| thing. you are a parent spot. is a very difficult - thing. you are a parent and so am i. i have three young boys in my household all of whom have got really into gaming. it is really, really hard to manage and if i could say to my boys, well, sorry, but you are not allowed according to the government to get three hours i think that might seem a lot of hassle. ., .. ., , hassle. you can imagine it is rroin to hassle. you can imagine it is going to be _ hassle. you can imagine it is going to be a _ hassle. you can imagine it is going to be a pretty - hassle. you can imagine it is going to be a pretty tricky i going to be a pretty tricky thing for them to deal with, if you know what i mean. there is going to be a few impacts i think in this situation. some staff on the surface, for example, just off the top of my head, server congestion. everyone trying to log on at the same time might cause big issues. he sports is an enormous industry, especially in china and they need to train to be able to compete and it will be outside of those hours. i don't know what is going to happen. it will be a wait and see, i guess. happen. it will be a wait and see. i guess-— happen. it will be a wait and see, i guess. what is the right balance? _ see, i guess. what is the right balance? that _ see, i guess. what is the right balance? that is _ see, i guess. what is the right balance? that is something i see, i guess. what is the right l balance? that is something you actually try to teach, isn't it? i know, as you say, you are
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a parent of two and an avid gamer. a parent of two and an avid tamer. . . ~' , gamer. yeah, the trick is understanding _ gamer. yeah, the trick is understanding why. - gamer. yeah, the trick is understanding why. you | gamer. yeah, the trick is i understanding why. you can understanding why. you can understand the motivation of why they played. some people are playing to cope because life is really, really tough and they have mental health problems, anxiety, some paid to be creative with their friends and some pet played for competition. it is all about that sort of balance because people are not fulfilling these kinds of needs and other news like that they are not filling those needs in real life they will turn to the gaming world of the online world to try to do that. so that a sort of where it comes down to schools, i think. schools and parents and communities in general because if we don't have parents, schools, gamers and clinician speaking the same lime edge and seeing it from the game a's perspective you past the first obstacle which is the resistance. you need to be able to have that for any
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thing you want to teach them. it has been good to talk to you. thank you.— it has been good to talk to you. thank you. i you. thank you. thank you. i would love — you. thank you. thank you. i would love to _ you. thank you. thank you. i would love to hear _ you. thank you. thank you. i would love to hear what i you. thank you. thank you. i would love to hear what you | would love to hear what you think about this. do you get in touch. we are going to discuss this in more detail in our business programming in a 20 minutes as well but now onto the climate campaigner who says she will only attend cop 26 in glasgow if there is a wider global participation. the united nations climate change conferences due to take place in november. the swedish activist told the bbc her attendant also into depends on the event been safe and democratic. our environment correspondent reports. she sailed across the atlantic twice to get the last un climate conference in 2019. but this time she is not so sure. greta thunberg wants to go to the glasgow talks but says her participation is conditional. in an interview for bbc
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scotland i asked what was stopping herfrom coming. welcome of course, i am not 100% sure yet but if it is considered safe and democratic then i will of course go there. i take it you mean that it is accessible to the world to's poorer nations. how important advise that to you? you make thatis advise that to you? you make that is the essence of this meeting. it should be all about climate justice and of course we cannot achieve climate justice if everyone is not contributing on the same terms. it will not be the first time she has visited the uk. she dressed a large crowd in bristol year but it will be her first time in scotland. she famously clashed online with donald trump and does not seem too impressed with his successor.— successor. the biden administration i successor. the biden administration does l successor. the biden i administration does not successor. the biden - administration does not seem successor. the biden _ administration does not seem to take climate crisis the least bit serious since they are actually expanding fossil fuel infrastructure so it shows that they're not ready to take
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action. �* , , action. and she says the a- lies action. and she says the applies to _ action. and she says the applies to the _ action. and she says the applies to the uk - action. and she says the i applies to the uk government which is considering whether to up which is considering whether to up with a new oil field off shetland. up with a new oil field off shetland-— shetland. that may be summarised _ shetland. that may be summarised whole i shetland. that may be i summarised whole situation shetland. that may be - summarised whole situation that we are in. the that these kind of countries who are actually hosting it are planning to expand fossil fuel infrastructure, to open up new oil fields and so on.— oil fields and so on. with such a lane oil fields and so on. with such a large following _ oil fields and so on. with such a large following her- oil fields and so on. with such a large following her absence | a large following her absence will be felt. but she says of all participants are vaccinated and allowed to travel so will she. let's take you to the homeland of tae kwon do. south korea along with two of the country's finest para—athletes. country's finest pa ra—athletes. despite country's finest para—athletes. despite being the national sport disabled competitors receive barely any support from their nation. in the year that tae kwon do makes its paralympic debut will the
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country finally be won over by its disabled champions? this is known as the sacred land of tae kwon do in south korea. the country where this powerful support was born. tae kwon do was making its paralympic debut this year in tokyo but despite the sport's long history in south korea only one athlete from the country has qualified for the games. translation: when i was two years old there was a cutting machine. while my grandmother stepped up to see our neighbour i stuck my hand into the machine and that is how i got injured. in paralympic matches points are given for valid kicks to the trunk. the more
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complex the moves, the more points are given. when the kick is delivered accurately to the electronic protector the score goes up automatically. at the end whoever gets the highest score wins the game. for athletes without arms this makes it harder to qualify. translation: i can only kick standing on one foot. if your upper body loses control your lower body would collapse. that is why often roll over and fall down. this year he is career�*s only hope for a medal in the sport of the country expecting more players to qualify after these paralympic games. translation: in this paralympic
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debut tae kwon do is mainly for the less severely disabled athletes. so i will train much harder this time and devote myself to exercise. whether you have arms or not, sport has no limits as long as you have the courage to want more and challenge yourself. sport accepts anyone with any impairment in the world so just try it. you will then achieve your dreams, be encouraged and find hope. and if you go to bbc sport, bbc dot ko .uk forwards sport you will see all the latest news including the medal table. i can tell you that number one so far, top of the list is china with 54 gold medals. 119 in total so far but number two is a great briton. team gb is in second place on the medals table. with that place russia in third. i will
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be back for the top business stories in a moment. hello there. many parts of the uk will have another cool and cloudy day on tuesday. monday the sunshine was restricted more to sheltered western areas of the uk. we had some sunshine in the southwest before the cloud increased and temperatures reached 20 degrees in plymouth. highest temperature was in castlederg in country tyrone, northern ireland. only 15 degrees in aberdeen and scarborough. and this was the cool and grey picture that we had in hull in east yorkshire. we've got high pressure still sitting to the northwest of the uk but the winds around it coming in from the north sea, pushing in the cloud and we start tuesday with a blanket of cloud against most of england and wales, temperatures 11—13 degrees. cloud a bit thinner in scotland and northern ireland so it's cooler
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here first thing. we should see a bit more sunshine breaking through the cloud. across central parts of western scotland and northern ireland as well and i'm hopeful that across east anglia and southeast the cloud will thin and break to give some sunshine at times. further north across eastern parts, likely to keep a lot of cloud. still maybe some drizzle too. the winds coming in off the north sea, it's not going to be very warm down the east coast of scotland nor indeed the east coast of england, temperatures 15 to 17 degrees at best, in the sunshine maybe 20 celsius once again. many places ending the day cloudy on tuesday. should be a decent end to the day for northern island, western parts of scotland. the high pressure is still sitting to the northwest of the uk on wednesday. it's not going anywhere just yet. we've got stronger winds on the east coast of england through channel affecting the southeast of england. here, i think they will be more cloud on wednesday. back to cloudy skies, maybe a bit of drizzle, too. pretty cloudy across most of england and wales. we may get some sunshine in cumbria or likely in northern ireland and perhaps more of scotland where temperatures will reach
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20 or 21 celsius in the central lowlands. the winds probably a bit lighter on thursday, still cloudy for most of england and wales. maybe getting some sunshine in cumbria, west wales. again the sunnier, blue skies more likely in scotland and northern ireland, temperatures under the cloud around 18 or 19 degrees. as we head into the weekend, though, as high pressure starts to move away, there are signs of more unsettled weather with rain on the horizon.
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