this is bbc news. the headlines at eight... commemoration services have been taking place to mark 20 years since the nine eleven terror attacks in america. the names of the almost three thousand victims were read out at events in new york, washington and pennsylvania. six moments of silence have been held, marking the times each of the four hijacked planes crashed and when the world trade centre buildings collapsed on that day in 2001. former presidents clinton and obama joined joe biden in new york, as george w bush spoke in pennsylvania, warning about a loss of unity in american society.
so much of our politics has become an a—kid appealto so much of our politics has become an a—kid appeal to anger, fear and resentment. that leaves us worried about our nation and our future together. in other news, prince andrew's legal team say they do not believe court papers from lawyers for the woman accusing him of sexual abuse have been successfully served. virginia giuffre launched a civil case against the prince, he denies the claims. an arson attack at a mosque in manchester is being investigated as a hate crime. cctv footage from before the attack late on friday night has been released by didsbury mosque. nobody was hurt. in around an hour's time, 18—year—old emma raducanu will take to the court in new york. the briton in playing in herfirst ever grand slam tennis final at the us open. and cristiano ronaldo scores twice as he makes his much anticipated
return to manchester united, after 12 years away from the club. good evening. events commemorating 20 years since the 9/11 attacks are taking place in the us. the ceremony in new york started with a minute's silence at the exact time the first plane hit the north tower of the world trade center in 2001, and the names of the nearly 3000 people who were killed there were read out. president biden is travelling to all three attack sites — new york, pennsylvania,
and the pentagon in virginia. with more on the day's events, here's our north america editorjon sopel. drumbeat on this stunning clear september morning, they gathered in solemnity and sadness in lower manhattan. # 0h, say, can you see by the dawn�*s early light... # the weather identical to that fateful tuesday morning 20 years ago, but everything else was different. # and the rockets�* red glare... # at 8:46 this morning, the tolling of a bell. bell rings the moment the first plane struck the twin towers. bell rings and the bells rang out at the pentagon... bell rings ..and shanksville, pennsylvania, the other sites of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. gordon m aamoth, junior.
edelmiro abad. and then the haunting, harrowing recitation of the names of those who died. ronald philip kloepfer. and my husband, joseph reina junior. and my uncle, james francis quinn. with the readers pausing to pay tribute to the loved ones. continue to watch over us and your family. 20 years feels like an eternity, but yet it still feels like yesterday. until we meet again, my love, rest in peace. the president, who is visiting all the 9/11 sites today, released this message. and george w bush, who was president in 2001,
contrasted america today with america then. so much of our politics has become a naked appeal to anger, fear and resentment. 0n america's day of trial and grief, i saw millions of people instinctively grab for a neighbour's hand and rally to the cause of one another. that is the america i know. but today belongs to the people whose lives were rent by these unfathomable acts. i was sleeping when the first tower hit, and my mum woke me up because my dad worked there, so...he was a victim, and i saw the second plane hit and ijust hopped in my car. i was here the next morning. he sobs excuse me. you can't ever explain this horrible thing. . you know, and you i re—live it every year, but, i mean, ithink- for the families it's worse. # tis grace has brought me safe thus far... #
0n anniversaries, america can feel a kinder, less harsh place to be, but though the united states may still be united in grief and sorrow by the events of 9/11, it's not united by much else. jon sopel, bbc news, new york. the us vice president, kamala harris, paid tribute to the passengers and crew of united airlines flight 93 who fought off hijackers in pennsylvania. speaking in shanksville, where the fourth plane came down, she called for unity. we will face new challenges, challenges that we could not have seen 20 years ago. we will seize opportunities that were at one time unimaginable. and we know that what lies ahead is not certain, it is
never certain, it has never been certain. but i know this, if we do the hard work of working together as americans, if we remain united in purpose, we will be prepared for whatever comes next. the a0 passengers and crew members of flight 93, as we all know, they didn't know each other, most of them didn't know each other, most of them didn't know each other, most of them didn't know each other, they were different people from different places, they were on that particular flight for different reasons, but they did not focus on what may separate us, no, they focused on what we all share, on the humanity we all share. in a matter of
minutes, in the most dire of circumstances, the a0 responded as one. they fought for their own lives and to save the lives of countless others at our nation's capital. after today, others at our nation's capital. aftertoday, it others at our nation's capital. after today, it is my hope and prayer that we continue to honour their courage, their conviction, that we honour their unity by strengthening our common bonds by strengthening our common bonds by strengthening our common bonds by strengthening our global partnerships and by always living at our highest ideals. with me now is our correspondent nomia iqbal who is in new york. you are overlooking the site at ground zero. we had seen so much emotion today, haven't we? we have,
and americans — emotion today, haven't we? we have, and americans mark _ emotion today, haven't we? we have, and americans mark 911 _ emotion today, haven't we? we have, and americans mark 911 every - emotion today, haven't we? we have, and americans mark 911 every year - and americans mark 911 every year but there is nothing like a big anniversary like this to really focus people's hearts and minds. and just on the way to work here, stopping and talking to people, there was one man, he was a retired firefighter but he was dressed in his full suit and he said to me that he doesn't believe it was so long ago but at the same time, he clearly remembers every single second and he welled up and it didn't quite finish his sentence. he also said something to me that i had a lot of people say, little by the whether and how the weather is so warm and clear blue skies, exactly like it was 20 years ago. and here where i am standing, just behind me there is this pub, it is now a very famous pub that was impacted by the blast on 9/11, but it has almost become the sort of shrine, now. you've got the sort of shrine, now. you've got the first responders who were there
in their full suits again trying to be optimistic, almost, they are raising a glass for those people who died, and it is almost like they want to remember but they want to reflect in a positive way as well. we heard from a lot of the families of the victims, there was one woman, she said about her brotherjohn, it really stood out, he was on the and a fourth floor of tower one, and she said that families end up signing up to a club that they never expected to a club that they never expected to be a part of, but it soon becomes this community, this shared experience, and that is what is certainly going on today, now that the memorials have wrapped up today. i'm surprised if the world hasn't watched what has taken place today in america, there have been some, though, that have felt unable to join in this collective marking of such a significant anniversary.
that's right. and it has been really interesting hearing the messages coming from the political leaders. they talk a lot about unity. we heard there injon sopel�*s piece as well, i have taken a long walk around the city to meet people and talk to people and there have been pockets of protests, people are angry at present biden, they criticise him for his handling of the pandemic. there are obviously some people here who are very loyal supporters of president trump and they got into arguments over why protest on a day like this today, but, you know, we heard from president bush that when he gave that very powerful speech in which he said, just to quote him, malign forces seem at work that turns every disagreement into an argument. today the day that president biden was to end the 9/11 era and he has done
that to a certain extent, pulling troops out of afghanistan, but the legacy of 9/11 still very much lives on for a lot of people here. the lea of on for a lot of people here. the legacy of 9m, _ on for a lot of people here. the legacy of 9/11, can _ on for a lot of people here. the legacy of 9/11, can we talk very quickly, please, another heading victims. many people are hearing more about those people who are living and who are still dying because of 9/11, poisoned by that dust. . �* , because of 9/11, poisoned by that dust. ., �* , ,., because of 9/11, poisoned by that dust. ., �*, ., , ., dust. that's right, so that is one ofthe dust. that's right, so that is one of the things _ dust. that's right, so that is one of the things you _ dust. that's right, so that is one of the things you hear _ dust. that's right, so that is one of the things you hear from - dust. that's right, so that is one of the things you hear from first| of the things you hear from first responders who say it has taken 19 years to even get legislation to acknowledge what they have been through and you get that access to health care. and, you know, for them, that legacy still lives on, there are also families of victims who say they are still looking for compensation. and quickly, to mention, when i asked people about afghanistan, there is a lot of criticism about —— of president biden and the chaotic withdrawal of troops and military veterans will say they are angry about it but ordinary everyday americans will
talk about, as mentioned here, the ongoing legacy of 9/11, the people who are still suffering from the impact of it, and also just to mention two more victims have been identified which is quite extraordinary, if you think about it, 20 years later, a woman called dorothy morgan who was working as an insurance broker at the world trade center, she has been missing ever since, her remains were identified through dna, and another person, a man, but he has not been named. ﬁk. man, but he has not been named. 0k. s-ueakin man, but he has not been named. 0k. speaking to — man, but he has not been named. 0k. speaking to us from the signed —— the site, overlooking ground zero. we will hopefully be crossing over to the pentagon where president biden and the vice president will be attending a wreath—laying ceremony, and that will be just before nine o'clock this evening. so, i hope you canjoin us for that. o'clock this evening. so, i hope you can join us for that. and also finding out how the story and many
others are being covered in sunday mornings papers. 0ur guestsjoining me tonight are natalie fahy — she's the senior editor for nottingham post, derby telegraph and lincolnshire echo. and i'm alsojoined byjoe mayes who is a uk politics reporterfor bloomberg. an arson attack at a manchester mosque is being investigated as a hate crime. no—one was injured in the blaze late last night at didsbury mosque. police are trying to find this man in connection with the incident. greater manchester fire service said they were at the scene for more than two hours. the bbc understands that lawyers for prince andrew are challenging a claim that court papers, relating to allegations against him of sexual assault, have been properly served. representatives of virginia giuffre
— who has made the claims — say that they were. a us judge will decide if the case can proceed on monday. the duke of york has always strongly denied the accusations. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. royal lodge, prince andrew's home in windsor great park. it was here two weeks ago that a representative of virginia giuffre's american lawyers attempted to serve the court papers on prince andrew. this is the official�*s affidavit. in it, he describes how at 9:30 on the 26th of august he presented himself to the police officers guarding the property. he says it appeared... the official left, but returned the following day, when, according to the affidavit, he was...
the official said he asked to meet prince andrew personally, but he was told that this was not possible. at the heart of this is the claim by virginia giuffre — virginia roberts, as she was — who alleges that she was sexually assaulted by prince andrew when she was 17 years old. prince andrew has categorically and consistently denied the claim. i have no recollection of ever meeting this lady. none whatsoever. you don't remember meeting her? no. buckingham palace is saying absolutely nothing, other than to emphasise that this is entirely a matter for prince andrew and his lawyers. his lawyers' tactics appear to be to keep as low a profile as possible for themselves and for their client, whilst intimating that the court papers have not been served properly. it will now be for a judge
in a new york district court on monday to decide whether the papers have been served and whether virginia giuffre's civil case can continue. nicholas witchell, bbc news. the latest uk coronavirus figures now. and there were 29,5a7 new infections recorded in the latest 2a—hour period, which means an average of 37,121 cases per day in the last week. the figures also show there were 8,098 people in hospital being treated for coronavirus as of wednesday. in the latest 2a hour period, 156 deaths were reported — that's people who died within 28 days of a positive covid—19 test. it takes the average number of deaths per day to 1a0 over the last week.
20 years since the nine eleven terror attacks, commemoration services have taken place across the world. the names of the almost three thousand victims were read out at events in new york, washington and pennsylvania. president biden visited the three attack sites, joined in new york by former presidents clinton and obama. speaking in pennsylvania, george w bush called for people to come together, as they did after the attacks. and the bbc understands prince andrew's staff do not believe legal papers from lawyers for the woman who has accused him of sexual abuse have been successfully served. virginia giuffre launched a civil case against the prince. he denies the claims.
british teenager emma raducanu will make history tonight as she plays in the us open final. as the first qualifer to ever reach this stage of the competition, she'll face canada's leylah fernandez — also a teenager — in new york. let's sanchia berg — who's at a tennis club in beckenham preparing to watching emma raducanu — and excitement is growing sanchia? hi. it really is because this club is where it all began for emma raducanu. she started playing tennis hay when she was just a five and i have been speaking to her coach who coached efraim when she was six and he said she is —— coached herfrom when she was six and he is nervous.
he said it is fantastic for the club that she got this far but a lot of people would like her to win. lots of people, young people said they couldn't believe that someone their age from this part of london could be right up there in the final of the us open. we be right up there in the final of the us open-— be right up there in the final of the us oen. ~ ., ., ., ., the us open. we are going to leave it here because _ the us open. we are going to leave it here because the _ the us open. we are going to leave it here because the noise _ the us open. we are going to leave it here because the noise behind i it here because the noise behind you, i can tell you are struggling a little bit, because we are getting that noise as well for our viewers. so, hopefully, we will come back to you but thank you for the summary of the atmosphere and also the significance of the event. thank you very much. just giving us a little flavour of what we can expect, and the excitement ahead of emma raducanu's final taking place in new york. only three british women have reached the final of the us open in the open era. i'm pleased to say we can speak to christine janes,
who was the first player to achieve that feat in 1959. christine, thank you so much for joining us here on bbc news. as you watch history taking place this evening, what is going through your mind, your memories, perhaps? first of all, i mind, your memories, perhaps? first of all. i feel— mind, your memories, perhaps? first of all, i feel far _ mind, your memories, perhaps? first of all, i feel far more _ mind, your memories, perhaps? f "st of all, i feel far more nervous of all, ifeel far more nervous waiting to watch emma playing this evening at nine o'clock than i ever felt 62 years ago playing there myself. it is so exciting, she has been an inspiration. whatever the result tonight, she has been that inspiring that that cannot change, whether she wins or loses. my own memories going back to being in new york at 18 on my own, staying in the drake hotel, getting up and having breakfast, scrambled eggs, on my own, when i got the call from reception to say there was an overseas call for me from london,
which was very exciting in those days because that was our only way of communication, letters or phone calls, and overseas calls cost about £3 a minute they didn't spend long on the phone, and it was my mother, and she was willing to say good luck, and her usual words of common sense, don't worry, rememberthat however you feel, you'd feel a lot worse if he worked in the final. and with that, we said goodbye. i then got myself ready, i got transport from the hotel to the club, which was arranged. and then, i think probably my most nervous thing of that morning was packing my tennis bag. i was more nervous about forgetting something than actually worrying about the match, and i packedit worrying about the match, and i packed it very carefully, my dress, shoes and socks, to rackets and i was ready. 0f shoes and socks, to rackets and i was ready. of course, a final is a big occasion, and tantalising at that, because you are so close to winning the title, and like emma, i
wanted to win as well, i know she wants to win every match he plays where she goes on court. that is what competition is about. and, so, for me, when i got to the club, i was thinking, i must not let this chance slip by, a to win a grand slam, and you can't do anything about it, i did lose, 61, 6a. but i am sure emma can do it, she has done so well this whole us open, she has won three rounds in qualifying, she has won through without losing a set, so hopefully she is in the right frame of mind and i know she will have done all she can to prepare for this final. that's all we can do, and for me, my approach wasjust that, i had we can do, and for me, my approach was just that, i had to we can do, and for me, my approach wasjust that, i had to know we can do, and for me, my approach was just that, i had to know i we can do, and for me, my approach wasjust that, i had to know i had done everything i possibly could, and that i could do no more, and with that, that gave me the confidence to relax and go on court. christine, thank you for telling that story, it has really given us
an insight into what takes place and the thought process as well. i'm really interested in to points that you have mentioned, one, ithink touching on use, you said you were far more nervous now than perhaps you were back then, does it all come down to youth? i think what emma and of course mailer have that on their sides, that fearless element. —— leila. i sides, that fearless element. -- leila. ~ , sides, that fearless element. -- leila. ~' , ., ., leila. i think there is an actual free abandonment _ leila. i think there is an actual free abandonment of - leila. i think there is an actual free abandonment of youth . leila. i think there is an actual| free abandonment of youth and leila. i think there is an actual - free abandonment of youth and the public are captivated by youth, for some reason, and leylah fernandez is of course also just 19 and very talented, it will be a very equal match, both girls know each other, they have played each other before, emma actually in junior wimbledon, into sets. i don't know if that will count for anything. she is also a
charming girland we count for anything. she is also a charming girl and we are lucky to have a final of this standard, two teenagers, it is very refreshing to watch. it is also a final, we mustn't forget that, and as virginia wade, our own national champion, she said they don't come knocking on your door too often so make the most of it. and i know that emma will have done all her practice, all her talking, all her plans and tactics of how to play leylah fernandez. so we'll leila. she is a left—hander, she will use that to her advantage but it comes down to winning or losing and you can't share these titles, unfortunately. and i don't regret doing better, i did my best, on the day. the person i lost it was too good. and that is all you can do, you can only do your best. christine, what is fascinating is that for the sounds of what i remember correctly is both yourself
and emma will not have family. emma also doesn't have her family with herfor also doesn't have her family with her for obvious reasons with a pandemic. when you say make the most of it, the sport must have changed so much. i mean, there are so many elements to the world of sports now. i mean, it is outside of your sport, there is social media, there is the management side of it, what would your advice be to emma?— management side of it, what would your advice be to emma? well, it is very hard. — your advice be to emma? well, it is very hard. isn't _ your advice be to emma? well, it is very hard, isn't it, _ your advice be to emma? well, it is very hard, isn't it, for _ your advice be to emma? well, it is very hard, isn't it, for me _ your advice be to emma? well, it is very hard, isn't it, for me to - very hard, isn't it, for me to compare 62 years ago with how it is now with agents and with people knocking on her door 2a hours a day, i imagine. there is a queue for her to do this and do that and i think she will have people able to deal with that. i did have a certain amount of fame and notoriety, which my mother dealt with. she dealt with it by filing the letters and putting
them away so i never saw them, which was her way of sort of coping. but it is different and you can't really compare per day now, as you say, making the most of it, and my day then. in our own way, we will make then. in our own way, we will make the most of it but i can only hope that she wins, for some reason, because i think it would just be what we all want. but the result will change nothing with what she has done for women's tennis, especially in this country, it has been an inspiration i am sure so many girls wondering if it is possible to actually get to the top. because sometimes these achievements feel impossible and i think emma has given everybody the thought that, well, if emma can do it, so can i. and that is great.— well, if emma can do it, so can i. and that is great. christine james, it has been — and that is great. christine james, it has been great _ and that is great. christine james, it has been great speaking - and that is great. christine james, it has been great speaking to - and that is great. christine james, it has been great speaking to you. | it has been great speaking to you. thank you very much indeed. christine james is one of only three
british women to reach their final in the us open era. —— in the open era. almost £60,000 people will be pounding the streets of newcastle tomorrow morning as the great north run takes place. but this year's event is expected to be even more special than usual as the uk's biggest run turns a0. three of tomorrow's 57,000 runners join me now on the eve of their 13.1—mile adventures. let's speak to six—time great north run conquorer sean dolan from billingham is getting ready to take on the 13.1—mile route, annie slinn, she's running in memory of her mum judith who passed away several years ago from a brain tumour and lee walkerfrom durham — who is running for the charity tiny lives in memory
of his baby son. to all of three of you, thank you so much forjoining us this evening on bbc news. i wonder, sean, much forjoining us this evening on bbc news. iwonder, sean, if much forjoining us this evening on bbc news. i wonder, sean, if we could start with you. i gave an explanation very quickly, you had a head injury and i wonder if you can just tell us, actually, what happened to you, and how that connects with running in the great north run. in connects with running in the great north run. :: ., connects with running in the great north run-— north run. in 2013, i fell into a wall playing — north run. in 2013, i fell into a wall playing indoor— north run. in 2013, i fell into a wall playing indoor football, . north run. in 2013, i fell into a wall playing indoor football, i l wall playing indoorfootball, i fractured my skull, then in hospital i had a lead on the brain and was in an induced coma and spent two months in intensive care. this an induced coma and spent two months in intensive care.— in intensive care. this is your seventh gnr. _ in intensive care. this is your seventh gnr. how _ in intensive care. this is your seventh gnr. how is - in intensive care. this is your seventh gnr. how is it - in intensive care. this is your seventh gnr. how is it going in intensive care. this is your i seventh gnr. how is it going to in intensive care. this is your - seventh gnr. how is it going to be
different for you this year, considering your injury? the different for you this year, considering your injury? considering your in'ury? the new route will be _ considering your in'ury? the new route will be the _ considering your injury? the new route will be the challenge, - considering your injury? the new route will be the challenge, i - route will be the challenge, i think, because over the years, i have got used to that second last mile being uphill and the final mile being along the beach so it will all being along the beach so it will all be new this year for everyone. annie, i wonder if you can turn to you, you lost your mum judith annie, i wonder if you can turn to you, you lost your mumjudith in 2016, she was battling against a brain tumour, what does your time running at 13 point one miles tomorrow mean to you? while it means so much to mejust from the fact while it means so much to mejust from the fact my while it means so much to mejust from the fact my mum while it means so much to mejust from the fact my mum was while it means so much to mejust from the fact my mum was dia-nosed from the fact my mum was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was a9 and died five years after that. i am running for brain tumour research forfundraising and to raise awareness of this awful disease which affects so many people and sadly there is no cure at the moment. i will be running for my