this is bbc news. the latest headlines. huawei vows to defend itself in an apparent prisoner swap involving canada. campaigning comes — campaigning comes to an end in germany as the country decides who would wants to lead them in the post merkel era. a global party with a political message. the 2a hour concert calling for action on poverty, the environment and covid—19. and the la palma volcano covers the airport in ash, closing it off to all planes. a big upset in the boxing ring as britain's antonyjoshua loses his heavyweight crown.
hello and welcome. we begin with events in china and canada where what appears to be a exchange of detainees has taken place. it says it will continue to defend itself against charges filed against it in the united states following the release of its chief financial officer. her release was quite needed with the transfer of two who were held in china. they criticise the apparent prisoner swap. here is our correspondent. after more than a thousand days away from home, meng wanzhou arrived back. a crowd of well—wishers were there to greet her. translation: the long wait abroad was full - of struggles and sufferings.
but when i walked down the staircase and landed on the ground, i was thrilled by the warmness from the hometown. the motherland, i'm back. meng wanzhou was the worlds the us alleges she poured banks to process transactions with a company based in iran and breaching us sanctions. her case was complicated but she was the daughter of the founder of huawei. after years of legal rangling, she secured a deal with the prosecutors by admitting to misleading a bank. elsewhere, two canadians also arrived home. former diplomats had been under arrest for the same amount of time as she was. china says this wasn't related to the case but released them and almost instantly after they were freed. critics have called it hostage diplomacy.
——china says this was not related to her case but they released the men almost instantly after she was free. critics have called it hostage diplomacy. these two men have gone through an unbelievably difficult ordeal. for the past thousand days, they have shown strength, perseverance, resilience and grace and we are all inspired by that. both men maintained their innocence throughout. i find myself at a loss - for words because the moment is so incredible. it's finally here. a diplomatic crisis has been averted for now. but huawei remains on a trade blacklist here and still faces charges of corporate espionage — allegations china denies. joining us as joanna, joining us asjoanna, the author of china unbound and the journalist at the toronto star will followed this closely and joins us live from vancouver.
thank you very much for being with us. ~ , ., thank you very much for being withus.~ , , , thank you very much for being withus. , ,, _ with us. were you surprised by the speed _ with us. were you surprised by the speed at — with us. were you surprised by the speed at which _ with us. were you surprised by the speed at which events - the speed at which events happened in the last 2a hours? we had heard idealist taking place that lead get released, but most people assumed that they would at least try to have some sort of deniability that they were taken as hostages, because for the last several years they kept maintaining that the cases weren't linked, but the fact that as soon as she was on a plane leaving vancouver to china and they were soon on their way home as well, while it is such a very happy occasion, especially for people who knew those two michaels, i think it also gave a lot of people pause because it seemed very play ten china didn't feel qualms about the fact that these men were essentially political hostages. meanwhile, in china, it was a heroes welcome for the accused. the crowds of people singing,
waving flags, a lot of patriotic language and lots of red colour. so it definitely seems like a big show. i think it was target a lot towards the domestic audience in china because huawei is its national champion, the country's pride and it underscores how important her release was to beijing because her detention in canada, even though she was free to move around within her mansion was seen as a very great insult to the whole country and notjust great insult to the whole country and not just to a particular company. country and notjust to a particular company. what is her imaue particular company. what is her ima . e in particular company. what is her image in china, _ particular company. what is her image in china, and _ particular company. what is her image in china, and how- particular company. what is her image in china, and how has . image in china, and how has this case dented or changed that? ., , this case dented or changed that? . , , that? yeah, she is basically ro al , that? yeah, she is basically royalty. one _ that? yeah, she is basically royalty, one of _ that? yeah, she is basically royalty, one of them - that? yeah, she is basically royalty, one of them are . royalty, one of them are prominent female executives in china. herfatherwas prominent female executives in china. herfather was a member of the people's liberation army, very well—connected, her family on her mum side as well as well—connected. so, harry detention really, like, sparked
off a lot of conflict between not just off a lot of conflict between notjust between canada and china, but definitely a big point of contention between the us and china, and it's not clear right now that tensions are actually going to simmer down, there continues to be a lot of tension between different countries and china is taking — they are taking up the two michael's kind of sent shock waves around the world. they talked about how a lot of western countries felt that they wear this growing authoritarianism, and they could continue to benefit economically, expand trade, etc without worrying about some of the more draconian direction china is going into, buti think this has made many countries, the uk, all across europe, australia, a lot more wary. in the last few years, i criticised how this kind of wariness hasn't been met with
actual concrete changes, any concrete policy changes our resources get in to improve the level of china expertise in government, even in the us cabinets, basically no one senior or even less senior levels have much china experience at all.- levels have much china experience at all. 0k, joanna author of— experience at all. 0k, joanna author of the _ experience at all. 0k, joanna author of the upcoming - experience at all. 0k, joanna author of the upcoming book| author of the upcoming book china unbound, i appreciate your insight, thank you for being with us.— in germany, the last day of campaigning has come to an end before elections on sunday in which voters will be choosing who will replace merkel as chancellor. polls open in a few hours' time. a role that angela merkel held for 16 years and they're facing a tight race against the social democrats. the race for the chancellery has reached the final stage. in line skaters sprinting through berlin today as those vying for germany's top job intensify their efforts
to succeed angela merkel. translation: you don't know who would do a better - job than angela merkel. they'll say they would do a betterjob it's hard to believe that, no matter which party. i don't think that it's a really good time for germany but now, i think it is getting worse. forweeks, it looked as though this man would be the next german chancellor. olaf scholz, social democrat and finance minister and angela merkel�*s coalition government is still leading the polls, but onlyjust. the representative of angela merkel�*s conservatives, narrowed the gap, perhaps because the chancellor who vowed to avoid the election campaign has been at his side in recent days. the future government, she said today, must provide wealth, security and peace and that is what we stand for. germany's green party will most
likely take third place. they hoped for better and climate change is a big election issue here. but he could still end up in a coalition with the winner. as if all of that was not competition enough, the berlin marathon is scheduled as german voters go to the polls and we met with this couple as they familiarise themselves with the course. translation: i would've loved to have kept angela merkel. . i do not see her strength in any of the candidates. translation: yes, but angela merkel is not the popular- at the beginning either, so we should give these people a chance. germany is on the threshold of a new political era, but it may take some time. whoever comes out on top left to form a coalition government and many combinations are technically possible but politically tricky to negotiate. that means it could be weeks, if not months before this country gets a new government and angela merkel steps aside for a new german chancellor.
we will be bringing the life results and analysis and our german elections news special on sunday. you canjoin roz adkins and his guests in berlin from 1530 hrs gmt as germans vote to decide who will succeed angela merkel. icelanders have also been voting in election that could see a record number of parties enter parliament. the new government is also likely to be a coalition, but analysts say that fracturing of ice on�*s political landscape could lead to lengthy talks on forming the new administration. the election campaign is focused on health care and environmental issues at the centreleft pushing for more funding. covid rules have been used in the netherlands with social distancing is no longer required and nightclubs can reopen for the first time since the pandemic. the corona pass will be required for access to catering and entertainment
venues as our correspondent reports from the hague. clutching a range of grievances, these protesters believe that corona pass represents another infringement of their basic liberties. they paraded around the heart of the hague, encouraging bemused bus passengers to pull down their facemasks, which are still mandatory on public transport here. these anti—lockdown rallies regularly reveal the conspiracy theories in small pockets of dutch society. this populist politician has won support and contempt with his anti—lockdown—anti—vaccination rallying cry. that corona pass is a qr code that contains the proof you've been fully vaccinated, recently tested negative or recovered from the virus. from now on, you need to flash this pass to enter bars,
restaurants, theatres, cinemas, galleries and events. the dutch health minister said there will be no instant repercussions for business owners who refuse to enforce the corona pass rule — yet. 0ne protester here told me he was disappointed with this turnout. most people in the netherlands have accepted the pass is the key to unlocking the social realms and interactions that have been out of reach for so long. anna holligan, bbc news in the hague. in east africa, the somali minister has condemned a suicide car bombing that has killed at least eight people. the attack happened in the islamist movement saying that it carried out the attack. it's the latest in government controlled areas. 0ur africa regional editor sent us this report. the car bomb exploded near a busy checkpoint near the presidential palace,
a high valued target for the militants. police say ten vehicles were destroyed by the massive blast. although al—shabaab's main targets are members of the government, the security forces and special organisations, civilians are also killed in the attacks. terrorists have not only attacked the soldiers and officers, but they also killed a mother and her two children who were visiting the vaccination centre here. one of the dead, a highly respected government adviser on human rights and women's affairs. car bombings are not as common in the areas they used to be, finding it harder to get through checkpoints. the violence continues and al—shabaab is sending more suicide bombers on foot and they have blown themselves up in tea shops and ice cream parlors. the group has existed for about 15 years. its aim to establish a caliphate.
al—shabaab controls large parts of southern and central somalia. they regularly attacked government controlled areas, and some 20,000 african union troops and regular us air strikes have been unable to contain the insurgency which has spread to neighbouring kenya. islamist militancy is just one of some of somalia's many problems. there are other forms of violence involving clans and rival politicians. plus locusts, droughts and floods. critics say somali politicians are so preoccupied with the rowing about a much delayed election process that they have taken their eyes off the countries urgent security and humanitarian challenges. you are watching bbc news. a reminder of our main headlines... back home, huawei executive returns to a heroes welcome in china after spending more than two and a half years under
house arrest in canada. campaigning comes to an end in germany as the country decides who they want to leave them in the post angela merkel era. britain's anthonyjoshua has lost — anthonyjoshua has been defeated by the ukrainian 0leksandr usyk. he was out boxed at the time stadium and lost on planes. i am nowjoined by tom grey who was at the fight. time, get to see you, thank you for being with us. how much of a shock was it thatjoshua lost? it with us. how much of a shock was it that joshua lost? it was a significant — was it that joshua lost? it was a significant upset, _ was it that joshua lost? it was a significant upset, but - was it that joshua lost? it was a significant upset, but it - a significant upset, but it wasn't upset that you can foresee because if you are in the boxing business, then know the boxing business, then know the qualities that 0leksandr had causing some problems. the issue wasjoshua's size and strength making up for that, but it wasn't that type of
fight from it was a straight a boxing match, and the only way you can impose your size and strength and an opponent is if it's rough and tumble and there is a lot of inside work becomes a battle of attrition. it wasn't like that and it was a standup boxing match, and the smaller man had all the tools and just completely disarmed joshua from start to finish. i thought it was dominant, it's one of the best pr boxing displays i think i've ever seen live. , ., live. tell us about the new champion- _ live. tell us about the new champion. what _ live. tell us about the new champion. what do - live. tell us about the new champion. what do we - live. tell us about the new i champion. what do we need live. tell us about the new - champion. what do we need to know about him?— know about him? well, like i said, know about him? well, like i said. we _ know about him? well, like i said, we knew— know about him? well, like i said, we knew coming - know about him? well, like i said, we knew coming in, - said, we knew coming in, i mean, i have had my eye on 0leksandr since he was an amateur. 350 amateur fights, 0leksandr since he was an amateur. 350 amateurfights, he won 335 of them. likejoshua, former 0lympic won 335 of them. likejoshua, former olympic champion, but with a much more extensive amateur career. so when you have had that many amateur fights and you have travelled all over the world, there is nothing you have never seen. and when he turns pro, he has a perfect run through the cruiserweight rankings, wins every title available at
cruiserweight and significantly wins all those titles on the road which is amazing. hejust appended joshua as well in his own backyard. he is the ultimate road warrior, and yet, just an incredible performance from him. but we knew how good it was. this isn't the same as when andy relieves knocked out anthonyjoshua, stop ten, i should say, in new york, where it was one big punch time to fight around and you can see joshua coming back to when that rematch. this is a high—quality tap elite opponent that has defeated him, one of best fighters in the world. where does this — fighters in the world. where does this leave _ fighters in the world. where does this leave joshua's - does this leavejoshua's career? does this leave joshua's career?— career? well, i've 'ust returned i career? well, i've 'ust returned from i career? well, i've 'ust returned from the h career? well, i'vejust i returned from the press conference, anthonyjoshua himself, everyone isjust talking today about a rematch, and really, he doesn't have to be you know, any other route to go. he really has to get back in there with ten and come in with a better game plan next
time around. ifelt with a better game plan next time around. i felt as if he neglected his jab. and that's easy for me to say, maybe, at the distance that he was being forced to operate at, but he couldn't get that jabbed forced to operate at, but he couldn't get thatjabbed off, and he wasn't aggressive enough. you know, if you give 0leksandr time to move around and stuff, you will only be in trouble. to your question, i think the rematch is on the be on the action, whereas if you going to go because mike tyson furious tied up at the anti—out there and if he wants his titles back, the manjust be ten held them, so he needs to go again. ten held them, so he needs to no aaain. . ~ ten held them, so he needs to go again-— go again. ok, thank you for sta in: go again. ok, thank you for staying un _ go again. ok, thank you for staying no so _ go again. ok, thank you for staying up so late _ go again. ok, thank you for staying up so late to - go again. ok, thank you for staying up so late to talk. staying up so late to talk to us. i appreciated. staying up so late to talk to us. iappreciated. share staying up so late to talk to us. i appreciated. pop stars are performing in a 24 pop stars are performing in a 2k hour music extravaganza to 2a hour music extravaganza to raise awareness for 24 hour music extravaganza to raise awarenes- raise awareness for climate chan . e, raise awareness for climate change, vaccine _ raise awareness for climate change, vaccine inequalityl raise awareness for climate i change, vaccine inequality and famine. a global citizen live festival is taking place in cities across the world and has been billed as one of the biggest charity events ever. a warning, there are some flashing images in this report.
# pump it, louder!#. after 18 months in lockdown, it is surely no surprise the world wants to have a good time. the black eyed peas leading the festivities in paris. this, a concert and a statement all wrapped into one. we want to mobilise commitments in the fight against climate change, the fight against extreme poverty, to ensure that we get out of this pandemic, all of us, notjust a tiny bit of the world. the events in paris are just one of a number of concerts taking place across the world. ambition is bald, say they want a billion trees planted, a billion vaccine doses donated to the neediest countries and tens of millions of meals for the hungry. welcome prince harry and meghan... in new york, two of the global citizens on stage where the duke and duchess of sussex.
they'd flown from california to get this message. my wife and i believe the way you are born should not dictate your ability to survive. cheering. especially when the treatments exist to keep you safe. millions are expected to watch on television and online, as the music moves around the world. global citizens enjoying a global party. tim allman, bbc news. well, for more on this, i spoke to one of the festival's organisers, michael. what we are saying _ organisers, michael. what we are saying is _ organisers, michael. what we are saying is this _ organisers, michael. what we are saying is this 24 _ organisers, michael. what we are saying is this 24 hour - are saying is this 24 hour event taking place on seven continents throughout the world. this is not the celebration, it is a global moment of unity, and we are calling on the g20 and the world's wealthiest governments to step up, and what we would like to see is then then
committing to vaccine justice, not just committing to vaccine justice, notjust enough to redistribute vaccines, let's make sure countries have what they need to produce vaccines themselves. we want to make sure that countries stack up and fulfil their promise to provide the vulnerable countries on the front lines of climate change with $100 billion annually. they have made this promise but have not yet fulfilled that. finally, 41 million people are on the brink of starvation and it would cost $6 billion to provide all of them with a meal for a year. $6 billion sounds like a lot, but i would remind you are the ways that the us is set to spend $750 billion on its defence next year. these are priorities we can afford to make, but it is just a question of will. make, but it is 'ust a question of will. ., make, but it is 'ust a question of will. . . of will. other than influencing world leaders _ of will. other than influencing world leaders such _ of will. other than influencing world leaders such as - of will. other than influencing i world leaders such as obviously very important, what about tangible change amongst real people because neck especially those going to concepts? cell. those going to concepts? cell, i would those going to concepts? cell, i would say — those going to concepts? cell, i would say two _ those going to concepts? cell, i would say two things. - i would say two things. firstly, thanks to the efforts of many partner organisations
around the world, through this campaign, we are going to announce ina campaign, we are going to announce in a couple of hours that over $1 billion has been mobilised, that 157 million trees will be planted as a result of this commitment, 87 million of which will be planted and conserved by the end of next year, and over 60 million additional vaccine doses have been announced for some of the world's poorest countries. additionally, we are asking people to use their place and take action. we are asking people here in the united states, if the us congress is about to debate the most consequential elect to connect debate on climate change in us history to contact a member of congress. this could be a game changer if president biden can go to glasgow at this legislation in hand. it will send a strong signal to india, china, hand. it will send a strong signalto india, china, brazil, my own country of australia, to all step up. my own country of australia, to all step no— my own country of australia, to all step up— all step up. fire fighters in northern — all step up. fire fighters in northern california - all step up. fire fighters in northern california are - northern california are battling a huge forest wildfire that has displaced thousands of
people. the blaze north of the city of reading has spread over 27 scare take next square kilometres, nearly 2000 people faced mandatory evacuation order is on friday. the fire started on wednesday and quickly spread because of hot weather. firefighters hope cooling temperatures over the next few days will help bring it under control. a volcanic eruption continues to cause destruction and disruption on the spanish island of lipoma. thousands of people i've had to leave their homes and ash and smoke have forced the closure of the island's airport. we had this report. it's been a week since the volcano started erupting, it is showing no signs of slowing down. a thick cloud of smoke and ash now extend for kilometres into the air and this is the impact. the airport has been forced to close because of the amount of ash covering the runway. it deals mainly with tourist traffic and that has led to long lines for ferries
off the island. translation: we have to be patient in these i cases and that's it. was i on vacation? yes. this is paradise and i want to come again. thousands of tonnes of lava have spread across the landscape, forcing more than 6000 people from their homes. experts say the volcano is entering a fresh explosive phase and it is not clear what will happen next. we do not know whether this eruption it's going to increase or decrease. it is an anxious wait for people still living and its potential path and from the window, jose can still see smoke in the distance. translation: i'm stressed, you do not know if they will. ask you to leave, one end of the other out, we - hope will be ok here. we have clothes packed here| and shoes in the other room,
we don't know what will happen. there are fears too for the islands banana crop, which is crucial to its financial economy. this is the first eruption in 15 years and its impact will be felt for many years to come. -50 — 50 years. a reminder of our top story before we leave you. china has rolled out the red carpet to welcome home the top huawei executive released by canada after nearly three years of house arrest on us fraud charges. minutes earlier, two canadians held by china as bargaining chips were also arriving home. the row of it attention hasn't fully subsided between the two countries. much more on that on the bbc news website. you can reach me on twitter. drop me a note, i
would love to hear from you. from me and the team, thank you for being with us. goodbye for now. hello, there. part two of the weekend looks sunnier generally than what we had on saturday because more of a breeze around to break up the cloud, so a dry and a largely warm day for most places but there will be rain arriving in the west later on. now this cold front will herald a change — behind it, much cooler air, ahead of it we've got that warm and muggy air mass. through sunday night and monday, that cold front spreads across the country bringing a band of rain, squally winds, and opens the floodgates for something much cooler, much more autumnal for the upcoming week. now this weekend, we're looking at balmy temperatures into the low 20s for many of us. to next week, we're generally around the mid to high teens.
a bit closer to where they should be for the time of year but at times even a little below average. so, for sunday, we start off on a dry note with variable cloud, some good spells of sunshine around. chance of one or two showers across the midlands and the southeast — otherwise, most places dry and then we start to see this cold front pushing into northern ireland and then western scotland, bringing some heavy rain and strong winds, so temperatures here — mid to high teens, eastern scotland, much of england and wales — another very warm day for the time of year. now, through sunday night, that band of cloud and rain slowly edges its way eastwards — some heavy rain on it, some squally winds, too. but for much of eastern england it should stay dry throughout the night, and feeling very mild again. but behind this rain band, it will be turning cooler with some blustery showers. so for monday morning, it could be pretty atrocious for the morning commute with this band of pretty heavy rain spreading eastwards — strong and squally winds — eventually, the rain band will clear the east coast into the north sea, so monday afternoon doesn't look too bad — bright with some sunshine — many showers, though, across western areas, some of which will be quite heavy and blustery, and it will be cooler — temperatures 13 to 18 degrees,
a little bit closer to the seasonal average. into tuesday, we could see this other feature running up from the southwest around our area of low pressure, so although it could could start fine and dry across much of scotland and england and wales, it will turn cloudier and wetter across northern areas through the day. this rain could be quite heavy and persistent, winds quite strong — particularly close to the coast. it will be dry through the daylight hours across eastern areas — 18 or 19 degrees before the rain spreads in from the west. and then the upcoming week remains very unsettled, very autumnal — strong winds at times with spells of rain, followed by sunshine and blustery showers.
this is bbc news. the headlines. china has welcomed healthy huawei executive who spent three years under house arrest in canada while fighting extradition to the us. before meng wanzhou touched down, tear canadian men who have been held by beijing were greeted by prime ministerjustin trudeau on arrival home in canada. generations will be held on sunday. the frontrunner to succeed angela merkel took part in a town hall meeting near berlin. and the volcanic eruption on la palma has led to the closure of the airport on the closure of the airport on the spanish island. the authorities said the accumulation of ash made it impossible to operate. clean—up work is under way. it mainly handles tourist flights and connections to other islands in the canaries.