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this is bbc news, with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. i'm sally bundock. china condemns a new defence and security deal between the us, britain and australia — aimed at boosting their influence in the indo—pacific. borisjohnson prepares to reshuffle britain's middle—ranking ministers — after completing a a sweeping reshuffle of his senior cabinet. the current director of the fbi apologises after four us gymnasts — including simone biles — testify about the failure to investigate decades of abuse by their former team doctor. to be clear, i blame larry nassar, and i also blame... ..an entire system that enabled
and perpetrated his abuse. and the first space mission crewed entirely by amateur astronauts blast off from cape canaveral. it's hoped the flight will open up access for paying customers. hello and welcome. britain, the us and australia have launched a new defence and security partnership, with plans to develop a fleet of nuclear powered submarines for the australian navy. boris johnson says the project will be crucial in the protection of the allies shared interests in the indo—pacific region, as our defence correspondent jonathan beale reports.
nuclear submarines. australia had originally asked france to modernise its submarines but the deal is now dead. it isn't yet clear how the work will be shared, but britain hopes it will be boosting its defence industry. the system already builds the submarines and the nuclear reactors. officials insist the defence partnership isn't a response to any one country but about stability and security in at the indo—pacific. it will not be welcomed by china. i'm joined now by our correspondent shaimaa khalil who is in sydney. how important is this to australia in particular? it how important is this to australia in particular? it is a big deal— australia in particular? it is a big deal for— australia in particular? it is a big deal for australia - australia in particular? it 3 a big deal for australia and a a big dealfor australia and a substantial boost to its defence capabilities. it is also a substantial and significant step by the united states and the uk. this is a clear message of how seriously they take the security and
stability in the indo pacific and the positioning of australia as a strategic partner in that making sure that the us, the americas and written�*s interest in the region are well defended. in a separate press conference earlier we heard from the prime minister scott morrison who said that this is a game changing technology for game changing technology for game changing developments that he says will enter a new era with new challenges. he also said that the relatively benign environment that this invite —— region has enjoyed is now behind it. he described the announcement as a forever partnership that will ensure that australia's security that also the security of partners in the region is well defended. so a big step and a significant clear message from the three countries towards protecting their interests in the indo
pacific. with the rising influence of china. and the x ofthe influence of china. and the x of the announcement - influence of china. and the x of the announcement and - of the announcement and aligning that message as well. the x of the announcement were just as important as the announcement itself, the fact that all three leaders appeared together, joe biden boris johnson and scott morrison altogether via video link, that definitely sends a message. and even though it says it is not a targeted response to any particular country, there is very little doubt that china and its growing influence in the region is at the heart of this. so a nuclear powered submarine fleet, australian submarine fleet, australian submarine fleet, australian submarine fleet in the region could be a key asset for both the uk and the united states. remember as well the dynamics between china and australia, on the other side, the fact that there is a growing tension between the two countries and a rivalry between the us and china sharpening and the
alliance between the us and australia grows you can expect that relationships will grow between australia and its strategic trade ally, trade partner that is china. thank ou for partner that is china. thank you for the _ partner that is china. thank you for the latest _ partner that is china. thank you for the latest on - partner that is china. thank you for the latest on that i you for the latest on that story from sydney. the philippines government will not allow investigators from the international criminal court to enter the country. the announcement comes after the icc launched an investigation into the philippine president, rodrigo duterte, for possible crimes against humanity. the court said there's evidence that his �*war on drugs' was a systematic attack on the civilian population. at least two people have died following an earthquake in the chinese province of sichuan. beijing said it had launched an emergency response after a 6.0—magnitude earthquake struck, southwest of the megacity of chongqing. authorities said that signifcant and widespread damage was likely. the only surviving alleged gunman from the paris attacks in november 2015 has told a court he wanted france
to suffer in the same way people had suffered during french airstrikes in syria against the group calling itself islamic state. salah abdeslam made a statement saying he had no personal grudge against any of the 130 people who were killed. a row has broken out at the united nations headquarters over a demand by new york city authorities that leaders and diplomats attending next week's general assembly show proof of covid vaccination. russia's un envoy described the requirement as discriminatory. the un secretary general, antonio guterres, stressed he could not bar a head of state from the building. the new uk cabinet will meet later on thursday as they set about trying to settle things down following boris johnson's large reshuffle that saw three cabinet ministers leave the government while another 11 have differentjobs. amongst the big winners
were liz truss, formerly international trade secretary but now the first female conservative foreign secretary. here's helen catt. the updated team of senior ministers. a cabinet that he promised would work tirelessly to unite and level up the entire country. the biggest promotion went to liz trust, now the second ever female foreign secretary. the prime minister has _ foreign secretary. the prime minister has put _ foreign secretary. the prime minister has put in _ foreign secretary. the prime minister has put in place - foreign secretary. the prime minister has put in place a i minister has put in place a strong and united team that will deliver for the united kingdom. we are determined to deliver on people's priorities and help to level of the country. and help to level of the country-— country. dominic raab criticised _ country. dominic raab criticised recently - country. dominic raab criticised recently for i country. dominic raab - criticised recently for staying on holiday in greece while cobble fell was moved down from the forest —— foreign office to be just the forest —— foreign office to bejust a the forest —— foreign office to be just a secretary. he was also formally made deputy prime minister, a title not awarded
since 2015. it was a good day forfour since 2015. it was a good day for four health ministers. dories is very happy to be the new culture secretary. also smiling, is a hurry who led the vaccine rollout. the former education secretary gavin williamson was among those to be sacked from the government completely. a widely expected move after he was heavily criticised for his handling of exams and schools during the pandemic. michael gove a minister known for getting things done is now in housing and communities, a key role in the levelling up promise. the reorganisation of the most senior ministers of cabinet is now done and it has been much more wide ranging than many had expected. attention will now turn to the more junior ministers. will we see as much change there?— ministers. will we see as much change there? the reshuffle has already started. _ change there? the reshuffle has already started. boris _ change there? the reshuffle has already started. boris johnson . already started. boris johnson has said he wants to get already started. borisjohnson has said he wants to get on with thejob but has said he wants to get on with the job but there are a few more roles to fill first.
there is so much more detail on that story online so have a look at abc news online. —— bbc news online. four us gymnasts gave emotional testimony to congress on wednesday, describing the abuse they suffered at the hands of usa gymnastics doctor larry nassar. they blamed fbi officials forfailing to investigate him. their testimony — led by olympic superstar simone biles — follows a damning justice department report into how the fbi handled the nassar allegations. nasser was jailed in 2018. the bbc�*s nomia iqbal has more. the world witnessed her mental struggles at the tokyo olympics. today, simone biles spoke about exactly what had impacted her. i don't want another young gymnast, olympic athlete, or any individual to experience the horror that i and hundreds of others have endured. the most successful gymnast of all time, she recalled
the abuse she suffered at the hands of her former coach. to be clear, i blame larry nassar, and i also blame... ..an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse. simone biles and three of herformer team—mates appeared in front of the senatejudiciary committee to testify about the abuse they suffered at the hands of nassar. he's serving a life sentence in jail for sexually abusing hundreds of girls. an investigation into how the fbi handled the case has already catalogued failures and lies told by agents — none of whom have been prosecuted. mckayla maroney was one of the first to report abuse in july of 2015. i answered all of their questions honestly and clearly, and i disclosed all of my molestations i had endured by nassar to them in extreme detail. she said she felt, even
when she had finally spoken out, her concerns were being dismissed. i began crying at the memory over the phone, and there wasjust dead silence. i was so shocked at the agent's silence and disregard for my trauma after that minute of silence, he asked, "is that all?" it would be more than a year before the fbi investigated the allegations, allowing nassar to continue his contact with children. today, the fbi director, who took the top agencyjob after the case was reported, said sorry. and i'm especially sorry that there were people at the fbi who had their own chance to stop this monster back in 2015 and failed. and that is inexcusable, it never should've happened, and we're doing everything in our power to make sure it never happens again. a report by the department ofjustice found two fbi officials lied during interviews to cover up their errors. the fbi says one of those officials was fired last week.
this hearing is the first public questioning of the case, but also one of the last opportunities for the athletes to getjustice. they have called on the committee to ensure those who mishandled the case will be held accountable. nomia iqbal, bbc news, washington. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: extraordinary leaders from around the world — we examine time magazine's list the former prisoner with anger management issues developing a space for clients to vent their frustrations on household objects. 30 hours after the earthquake that devastated mexico city, rescue teams still have no idea just how many people have died. well, there is people alive and there is people not alive. we canjust help and give them whatever we've got. a state funeral has been held for princess grace of monacol at the church where she married prince rainier 26 years ago. - it looked as though they had
come to fight a war, but their mission is to bring peace to east timor, and no where on earth needs it more badly. the government's case is being forcefully presented by the monsieur badinter, justice minister. he's campaigned vigorously for abolition, having once witnessed one his clients being executed. elizabeth seton spent much of her time in this grotto, and every year, hundreds of pilgrimages are made here. now that she has become a saint, it is expected that this area will be inundated with tourists. the mayor and local businessmen regard the anticipated boom as yet another blessing of saint elizabeth. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: china has condemned a new defence and security deal between the us, britain and australia aimed at boosting their influence in the indo—pacific. borisjohnson is preparing to change britain's middle—ranking ministers,
after completing a sweeping cabinet reshuffle that sets the tone for the years ahead. the first all—civilian space mission has taken off ca tta i cattai will stage the next world cup, but there are allegations that workers are forced to live and die in appalling conditions. one blogger shared his experience with the world that is until he was unmasked as a canyon security guard, thrown into solitary confinement, given a huge fine and deported, so in an exclusive interview, our bbc africa correspondent, cathering byaruhanga met with him to talk about what solitary confinement is really like. it was tricky, hard. nothing
really prepares you for it, you know. being alone in a tiny space, confined space, the first place i was was a tiny, tiny room. it was — the walls were padded like an asylum, it had a small button like an intercom, i had to use that to ask for water, go to the bathroom, that kind of thing. all the way through, there was interrogation back and forth, back and forth, which was really disorientating. they just kept asking the same questions over and over again. also, the fear, you know, of, i might never make it out of here, you know? so that was something constantly on my mind like, this is it, this is it. how did you make it out? i was visited by people who entered that people were fighting for me on the outside, and a bunch of organisations
and a bunch of organisations and everyone was coming together, so i think that gave me hope. what shocked you most about your experience? the biggest thing would have to be the living conditions. the company had no regard for welfare, no regard for workers' living conditions, so theyjust crammed as much... as many people as they like in a room, six, ten, eight, 12. what you are experiencing is experienced by so many others, so how do you find your voice? how did you decide to start writing about this consistently? i have a writing journals about my experiences and make conditions, life, everything, and somebody saw it and they said, would you mind if we used this as an article? long story short, that article got a lot of traction and almost immediately, changes were implemented to all living conditions, so that opened my
eyes. you mean to tell me, if i speak about something it can change? so it was a no—brainer for me, so that is how i got into it. the qatari government has been under a lot of pressure under the run—up to the cup two improve the lives of migrant workers, so they will say that they have made some changes. there is a basic minimum wage, workers can change theirjobs much easier, so have you seen those benefits on the ground? by those benefits on the ground? by the time i was leaving, people were still in their jobs, still faced a lot of difficulty even approaching the ministry of labour or filing a complaint, all of that. the minimum wage, some companies were still not implementing that so i think that — that's just on paper. considering all of the complaints about human rights abuses in qatar do you think
people should be boycotting the world cup next year i don't think boycotting is a solution because i think it will result in retaliation, and the people who will fill it either migrant workers. i think what helps is just, like, more cooperation between the government and other players, and all of that. that was malcolm bidali speaking about his experience. now let's bring you all of the latest sports news. hello, i'm gavin and this is the latest from the bbc sports centre. we start with football, and goals galore on the second night of european champions league action, but there was no joy for lionel messi on his european debut for paris saint—germain, as they were held to a 1—1 draw at belgian side club brugge. ander herrera put the parisians ahead in the first half before hans vanaken levelled soon after, and that's how the score stayed, messi cutting a frustrated figure throughout. it was raining goals at the etihad stadium. english premier league
champions manchester city beat rb leipzig 6—3. city had too much firepower for the german side. nathan ake got the first, with riyad mahrez, jack grealish, joao cancelo and gabrieljesus also on the scoresheet for city. i think the game was tight, in terms of good, we were fortunate that every time they scored a goal, we scored immediately. they scored, we scored, and that helped us to become where we are at the time. and jordan henderson's long range volley was the difference for liverpool, who got the better of milan at anfield. they were 2—1 down at half—time, after two quick goals from ante rebic and brahim diaz put the italian side ahead. mo salah equalised — he'd earlier missed a penalty before henderson's goal gave liverpool a 3—2 victory. we made hard work of the game, you know, but we need to give good credit to the side, they
were good players. when you aren't quite having a spell in the game, you get punished at this level and they did that. but, i thought the boys reacted so well in the second half. we went through some finer details at half—time that could help us go out in the second half and put it right but, yes, we kept going, and managed to find a couple of goals to win the game. overall, we are delighted with the result. that's like a sport. the first all—civilian space mission has taken off in florida, with four amateur astronauts launching into orbit on a spacex rocket. dubbed the inspiration4, the trip is being paid for by one of the crew — billionaire businessmanjared isaacman. he'sjoined by a healthcare worker, a scientist and a data analyst. they've undergone five months of training, and will orbit around earth for three days. here's our north america corresondent david willis. after months of rigourous training, it was time to slip into the custom—made spacesuits
and make their way to the launchpad for a milestone flight into orbit. a trip funded by billionaire businessman jared funded by billionaire businessmanjared issacman to raise funds for charity, the crew also includes sean proctor, the first black woman to pilot a spacecraft, as well as 29—year—old cancer survivor. i am definitely excited to represent those who aren't physically perfect. i want to bring this experience back and shared with everyone i encounter, and just what this represents for the new age in the space travel, and who can be an astronaut. after being helped into their seats by the ground crew, it was time for liftoff. i remotely controlled space capsule out of a reusable spacex rocket powering into orbit from florida's famous kennedy space centre. destined to transport the quartet of amateur space travellers deeper than the international space
station. all this follows a hectic summer for private space travel which saw builyan as richard branson and jeff bezos battling to be the first to take their own paying passengers into space. —— william f. shortly after its launch, the spacex capsule separated from its booster. spacex hopes to schedule more fights like this around six times a year. after circling the globe once every 90 minutes at a speed of roughly 17,000 mph, the craft is expected to touch down off the coast of florida in three days time. david willis, bbc news, los angeles. they're all the rage in the us and now europe is welcoming in rage rooms. a finnish man who spent two decades behind bars for murder says he is trying to repay his debt to society by creating the space for clients to vent their anger on household objects with a baseball bat. mark lobel takes up the story.
it isa it is a smashing idea intended to reduce crime, brought to helsinki by this former criminal. prison, this kind of room could have been somewhere good also to me when i was younger, so when i come out, i thought, i will start this room that people let out their anger here instead of doing this stupid things that i have done in my youth. it is a simple concept — grab one of these, aim at one of these, and then simply unleash your rage until it is all gone. smashing. you even get to choose the music. who needs therapy? translation: , ., , translation: there is that side that ou translation: there is that side that you aren't — translation: there is that side that you aren't allowed _ translation: there is that side that you aren't allowed to - translation: there is that side that you aren't allowed to show i that you aren't allowed to show — anger. we women are used to having to behave properly, control ourselves, so you need to find other ways of letting
it out. fully booked since opening the summer, this is proving a real head as a release for frustrations built up during the pandemic. and, for anyone going through divorce. 80% of the customers is women between 25 and a5, so this is the biggest customer base. now, a lot of companies show their interest. they wa nt interest. they want to come here. interest. the want to come here. they want to come here. even thou:h they want to come here. even though all— they want to come here. even though all this _ they want to come here. even though all this does _ they want to come here. even though all this does get - though all this does get recycled, please, however pent up recycled, please, however pent up you are feeling, don't try this at home. smashing. mark lobel, bbc news. interesting, tell us what you think about that. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @ sallybundockbbc. also, we will have a look at a survey on what work looks like
after the pandemic, what employees consider as they return to the office. we will talk about that in detail in just a moment. hello. autumn is now gently, slowly but surely, creeping in across the northern hemisphere. our days are getting shorter, but there is still some warmth in the september sunshine. and certainly, it was a good—looking day across a large swathe of the uk on wednesday, although scotland and northern ireland did get lumbered with more in the way of cloud and some outbreaks of rain. we should see more sunshine here, though, in the next few days. another sign, though, that autumn is upon us is the presence of some early morning mist and fog. the reason it'll be drier for scotland on thursday is high pressure starting to extend up here. it's also the reason, though, that i think we will see some early mist and fog under the ridge where we've had light winds overnight. the sun, however, should burn that back pretty quickly, and then a lot of fine weather and sunshine to come through on thursday.
we lose any early showers in the northeast of scotland, temperatures 21—22 celsius. through the afternoon, though, more cloud starting to show its hand into northern ireland — that's the forerunner of this weather front that will push into the west of the uk for friday daytime. we move through thursday evening into the small hours of friday, and we get the rain into northern ireland. it's quite patchy across western scotland, it stays dry across england and wales. a mild enough night, temperatures in double figures — up to 15 degrees in belfast, where we get quite a strong southerly wind as this weather front pushes in. it will move its way into the west of the uk, but then it kind of grinds to a halt, actually, for friday. so, because it does that, that means the rain willjust keep on coming for the likes of northern ireland, possibly for the southwest of scotland. later on in the day, some downpours for the southwest of england and for wales. but it's northern ireland stuck under the cloud and with the rain on friday. quite breezy here, as well,
quite gusty winds at times. big contrast between east and west — just mid—teens, the temperatures in the west under the rain. we could still see maybe 22—23 celsius in the sunshine further east. our front will gradually make its way eastwards across the uk through the weekend. for scotland and northern ireland, i think it'll bring some patchy cloud. but for england and wales, it does bring the threat of perhaps some quite punchy showers, longer, more persistent outbreaks of rain at times. certainly, saturday looks like it could be quite wet across england and wales. the showers should thin out somewhat for sunday.
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