welcome to newsday. the headlines: american r and b singer r kelly is found guilty of trafficking and sexually abusing underage girls, boys and women. the prosecutor welcomed the verdict. ﬁx, welcomed the verdict. predator who used his inner circle to ensnare underage girls and young men and women for decades. let girls and young men and women for decades-_ for decades. let the coalition buildin: for decades. let the coalition building begin _ for decades. let the coalition building begin in _ for decades. let the coalition building begin in germany i for decades. let the coalition | building begin in germany has both major parties say they can form the next government. the election made _ form the next government. the election made three party stronger therefore this is a visible _ stronger therefore this is a visible mandate from our citizens. _ visible mandate from our citizens, these three parties should — citizens, these three parties
should also lead to the next government.— should also lead to the next government. welcome to the programme- _ government. welcome to the programme. also _ government. welcome to the programme. also a _ government. welcome to the | programme. also a newsday, government. welcome to the - programme. also a newsday, how a that has just been launched will help map climate change. this is bbc news. it is 7am in singapore and 7pm in new york where a court has found that the american singer r kelly guilty of sex trafficking and racketeering in connection with the abuse of underage girls, boys women. over the course of a five—week trial the prosecution laid out in the red detail how our kelly ran a criminal enterprise that have accrue to children and women for sex. he now faces a minimum of 15 years in prison. the's correspondent takes a look back at the trial.
# i believe i can fly...# to the world, he was the king of r&b and one of the bestselling music artists of all time. to his victims, he was their worst nightmare. today, they finally gotjustice after he was found guilty on all racketeering and sex trafficking charges brought against him by the government. in rendering its verdict today, the jury delivered a powerful message to men like r kelly. no matter how long it takes, the long arm of the law will catch up with you. a five—week trial in new york laid out in lurid detail how the singer ran a decades long criminal enterprise. prosecutors said r kelly used a network of employees and close associates to recruit underage girls, boys and women for sex. 45 witnesses gave evidence that r kelly was a predator who exploited his fame to entrap, control and punish people, many aspiring singers. the accusations swirled around him for decades
and reached a fever pitch after a documentary focused on the accounts of his accusers. one of those women, jerhonda pace, testified in court. she was one of the first to come forward and released this video detailing her experiences with r kelly atjust 16 years old. i was a victim of sexual abuse, mental abuse and physical abuse, all at the hands of r kelly. in an interview with the bbc, katiejones also shared her story. she said many accusers were black women who felt their voices didn't matter to society. later, when i was introduced to one of the girls that he told me he'd trained, since she was 14, those were his words, um, i saw that she was dressed like me. she was saying the things that i would say. and her mannerisms were like mine. that is when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one
of his pets. he calls them his pets. have you ever had sex withl anyone under the age of 17? no, no. never? no. r kelly chose not to testify. in this cbs interview before his arrest, he desperately tried to win over public opinion. i didn't do this stuff! this is not me! i'm fighting for my bleep life. y'all killing me with thi i can't even... robert... 30 years of my career! the disgraced artist now faces a minimum of 15 years in prison. this has been an emotional triumph for the women and men who have come forward. not only has the jury heard them, they have believed them. it is another victory for survivors of sexual assault and the entire #metoo movement. iamjoined i am joined now by a professor, the founder of child usa, a non—profit working organisation
to improve the child abuse laws in the united states. it is great to have you on the programme. in the first instance, what was your reaction to the verdict? oh, i was thrilled _ reaction to the verdict? oh, i was thrilled and _ reaction to the verdict? oh, i was thrilled and thank - reaction to the verdict? oh, i was thrilled and thank you i reaction to the verdict? oh, i was thrilled and thank you so much for having me. this is the moment that every survivor dreams of. actualjustice. dreams of. actual justice. watching dreams of. actualjustice. watching their perpetrator go to jail. this was the right result. so many victims but it was also, we learned a lot of lessons through this trial. yeah, you know, the first allegation against our kelly was such a long time ago now. 1996. why does it take so long to prosecute a child sex abuse case? ~ . . ., ., , , case? according to the best science the _ case? according to the best science the average - case? according to the best science the average age - case? according to the best science the average age of. science the average age of disclosure of child sex abuse
is aged 52. so the serial predators get many, many opportunities because the victims do not come forward because they can't. it is a combination of the trauma, the shame and also they honestly are so young they don't even understand what is happening to them. your story about the one victim who has been groomed recognising herself and others, thatis recognising herself and others, that is a gift to her. that is the sort of thing that, you know, with jeffrey the sort of thing that, you know, withjeffrey epstein all the girls fought each other to get his attention. and exactly the same result. sex trafficking, brutality to the girls who are in their sphere, and then throwing them away. how will high—profile cases and verdict like this impact the us legal system going forward? what kind of pressure doesn't put on the us legal system? well, one of the reasons i
think this case is so important is because it involves people of colour. on many of these issues, we have been looking at priests and epstein and others and we know that abuse goes across all races, all ages and this is a way of learning that this is a way of learning that this is a problem also the people of colour. so i expect and we are working on legislation in congress to change the statutes of limitations, the barriers to go to court and also the ways in whichjudges deal with to court and also the ways in which judges deal with these victims. federaljudges are not trained in trauma. they really don't fully understand what isn't front of them.- don't fully understand what isn't front of them. thank you so much _ isn't front of them. thank you so much for— isn't front of them. thank you so much forjoining _ isn't front of them. thank you so much forjoining us. - isn't front of them. thank you so much forjoining us. thank| so much for “oining us. thank ou. so much forjoining us. thank you. welcome _ so much forjoining us. thank you. welcome i _ so much forjoining us. thank you. welcome i want -
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primary teacher who was killed as she walked to meet a friend in south—east london. the 30 six rd man was arrested on sunday morning in east sussex and will appear at a magistrates' court on tuesday. - 36 magistrates' court on tuesday. — 36 —year—old man. in germany, the country's collection is left to parties trying to form a government. the country's social democratic party to create a coalition with the greens and liberals before christmas but even that deadline might be overly optimistic as the christian democrat party now led by the successor to angela merkel is determined to fight on to try to form its own coalition. if you find yourself wondering what has just happened in germany after yesterday's collection you are not alone. german voters have followed updates trying to get a sense of where their country is
headed. these two rivals, one conservative, one social democrat, each say they want to form germany's next government. with the vote so splintered here, who'll be the first to form a stable coalition? translation: we have seen that the public have given us| a mandate to make a serious go at driving this forward. translation: no party can derive a clear mandate - to govern from this result. but we are convinced a government led by cdu is best for our country, and we will feel obliged to our voters. coalition—building will be tricky. there are competing priorities between the political parties now in negotiations, including smaller parties like germany's greens
and the business—minded fdp. but voters we spoke to today said they should just get on with it. it is ridiculous. it's really ridiculous. we still don't know who will lead our country in the next years, and i, personally, ifeel like the cdu should realise that we voted against — a lot of people at least voted against them. all this political uncertainty might be unsettling for germany's allies and trade partners abroad who are used to relying on german stability and predictability. but this is not about germany imploding. the fact that angela merkel was chancellor here for 16 long years was down to her. she was like a stopper in a bottle. now she's going, a lot of those votes simply went elsewhere. this is a country used to coalition—building, and in the meantime, chancellor merkel remains firmly in place. you do sense palpable frustration amongst many young germans with the election aftermath. louisa is known here as germany's greta thunberg. they all talk about party politics while there - is a climate catastrophe going on, and someonej needs to stop it. politics created thisl generational conflict because people decide - between their own interests and the interest of the child.
angela merkel was determined to keep her thoughts to herself today. her retirement plans are now on ice. coalition haggling here is expected to last until christmas at least. katya adler, bbc news, berlin. there was plenty more information on our website on this story including this piece explaining that the political change we are looking at is spelt with a small c. just head to the bbc website or download our app. to the bbc website or download ourapp. if to the bbc website or download our app. if you want to get in touch with me or any other stories that you have seen so far i am on twitter. i'm looking forward to hearing from you. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: we have a special report from afghanistan where the taliban is challenged to defend its treatment of women.
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this is newsday. our headlines: american b singer our kelly is found guilty and has been convicted of trafficking and sexually abusing underage girls, boys and women. the leader of the german social democrat said he will build a governing coalition following a party's narrow governing coalition following a pa rty�*s narrow success governing coalition following a party's narrow success in elections. it has been six weeks as the taliban took control of afghanistan and forced out western troops. their heartland is in the south of the country. it is the place where the taliban is most established and has the stronger support. the bbc�*s correspondent has travelled there to areas devastated by years of war. no—one's future is secure in
this country, especially girls. at lashkar gah girls' high and across afghanistan only the under—12s have been allowed back. the taliban says older girls will return too. many don't believe them, including people in this town — who didn't want to be filmed. taliban rules on girls are seen as a big test by foreign countries who could help afghanistan. this school was rated one of the best in the country by the british council. the taliban says education will now follow islamic sharia law. all the boys are back at their desks. the head says, be patient, the older girls will come back.
do you think girls' education is safe under the taliban? helmand is in the taliban heartland. it offers clues about the way they want afghanistan to go. they are still euphoric about victory. the last time the taliban seized the country, they used ruthless violence to impose their religious and cultural beliefs. they are not putting down their guns, but this time the leaders are arguing about power and the best way to keep it. the governor of helmand said
the west would be welcomed back if they came in peace to help the people. he said, you've made them suffer enough. the americans, the british and their allies came into afghanistan in 2001 with a clear enough mission — to destroy al-qaeda and to punish the taliban for harbouring them. it is what happened next that is harder to understand and to justify — a war that could not be won, that cut across all the hopes they said they had to make afghanistan into a better place. the troops in afghanistan were told they were fighting to make their families safe at home and to help afghans build a nation that would never again be a haven for groups like al-anda. one of the biggest battles was in helmand in 2010, in the cotton and opium fields. cultures collided. you can see their fear as british troops took over their home.
the plan — quick victory — turned into grinding guerrilla warfare. after three months, the us commander called the area a bleeding ulcer. this is the area now. the war ebbed and flowed across it until the end. now it's over, this man went back to the war damaged home he is too poor to repair. his brother, who planted the tree, was killed fighting for the taliban. the area is enveloped by past loss, future pain and, for his mother, anger and grief. two more of her sons were arrested, forced into the afghan army, and died fighting. a fourth was killed in an airstrike.
they said they were here to make a better afghanistan for women as well. why did your son join the taliban? in lashkar gah you can see the forces that are shaping afghanistan. the power of religion and tradition in pashtun tribes who dominate the south. the humanitarian crisis that might force concessions to women to get western help. young talibs have smartphones — their fathers banned photography.
like the world, afghanistan has changed. it is harder now to bend and break the country. jeremy bowen, bbc news, helmand. let's ta ke let's take a look at some of the stories in the headlines in the stories in the headlines in the uk now. i rather around the world. a federaljudge in the united states has proved the unconditional release ofjohn hinckley, the who shot the former president ronald reagan in an assassination attempt in 1981. he is now 66 years old that of facebook says it is a its plan to make a version of instagram aimed at three teenage children. instagram's bar said the project which would have created a parentally supervised version was widely misunderstood. well, for almost
50 years a satellite has been orbiting our planet providing a unique record of the evolving state of the earth. the latest satellite launched on monday. nasa claims this newest addition will help scientists to separate human and natural causes of environmental changes. i want to bring you a story about climate and youth around the world. hundreds of young climate championed the kicking of the summit in milan at the youthful climate event the young leaders along with their peers from around the world will be developing concrete proposals that will be presented to ministers attending cup 26, a major climate change summit in glasgow on november. we can speak now to a youth climate activist who joins us live from
sydney now. great to have you on the programme. as such an inspiration. how and when did you start getting involved in climate action? i you start getting involved in climate action?— climate action? i started nettina climate action? i started getting involved - climate action? i started getting involved in - climate action? i started l getting involved in climate action when i was 1a right when the school strike movement was really picking up. and i saw that it was an opportunity for young people like me to finally have a voice and have a say in what was happening to us so thatis what was happening to us so that is why i got involved. how important _ that is why i got involved. how important is — that is why i got involved. how important is it _ that is why i got involved. how important is it to _ that is why i got involved. how important is it to think, - that is why i got involved. how important is it to think, to how young people involved in climate activism at this particular, notjust at climate activism at this particular, not just at the summit but given the challenges that we are facing right now when it comes to the climate. it is incredibly important because the reality is that whilst we are already experiencing the impacts of climate change, the most severe impacts are going to be those that affect our future and our lives. and the reality is we
are the ones who have got to be delivering these sustainable solutions into the future. we are the ones who are going to be seeing it through and so it is really important to take into account our experiences and what we envision for a sustainable future because we are the ones that are going to be impacted by it. do are the ones that are going to be impacted by it.— are the ones that are going to be impacted by it. do you feel heard by the _ be impacted by it. do you feel heard by the people _ be impacted by it. do you feel heard by the people making . be impacted by it. do you feel i heard by the people making the big decisions about things that will affect, inevitably, your future? i will affect, inevitably, your future? ~' ., will affect, inevitably, your future? ~ ., , future? i think often it is reall , future? i think often it is really, really _ future? i think often it is really, really easy - future? i think often it is really, really easy to - future? i think often it is| really, really easy to feel disheartened by the lack of action. i think we do feel heard when we come out in numbers right now we are just not being listened to enough. when you say you are not being listened to enough what else is it that you would like to see in terms of action from political leaders? i in terms of action from political leaders? i think the main thing _ political leaders? i think the main thing is _ political leaders? i think the main thing is having - political leaders? i think the main thing is having these l main thing is having these leaders look to the clear science, the professionals in these fields and make fair
decisions in response to them and also it is just a matter of turning up to the table. we know that there are many politicians who are seen at the table because of the office they hold and they still don't turn up so that is what is really disappointing there. and really disappointing there. and very briefly. — really disappointing there. and very briefly, are _ really disappointing there. and very briefly, are you optimistic about the future? i optimistic about the future? i think it is really easy to be disheartened, but given how powerful young people are think i am. . ~ powerful young people are think i am. ., ,, , ., powerful young people are think iam. ., ,, ., ., , i am. thank you for “oining us on newsday. _ i am. thank you for “oining us on newsday. i_ i am. thank you for “oining us on newsday. iwant- i am. thank you forjoining us on newsday. i want to - i am. thank you forjoining us on newsday. i want to be - on newsday. i want to be neither story. the patter a sharply divided us senate has failed to advance a measure to suspend the federal debt ceiling and avoid a partial government shutdown. republican lawmakers denied the bill the votes necessary to move forward. shutdowns typically beat to hundreds of thousands of government workers being sent home while parks, museums and otherfederal sent home while parks, museums and other federal properties are closed. that is all the time that we have you are at
this hour. thank you so much forjoining us. hello there. for most of this september, temperatures have been a lot warmer than you might normally expect to see. temperatures over the weekend, for example, reached 23 celsius in north scotland's kinloss, but, a cold front has since moved through, and that's really dunked the temperatures. in kinloss, the same spot, down to 13 celsius for a high on monday. and there were plenty of showers following our cold front through. that was one of those shower clouds working across the skies. there is the cold front, there are the shower clouds, but lurking to our west, this is what's coming next, and this is a developing low, a developing front that is going to spread more persistent rain in. however, over the next few hours, it's showers that are in the forecast, so if you are heading outside, wales, parts of southwest england, along with northern ireland and western scotland, that's where you are most likely to see showers over the next few hours. across many central and eastern
areas, a lot of dry weather with clear spells. so not a bad start to the day, mostly bright and dry, but across wales and western areas of england, quickly that area of cloud i showed you, well, that's this rain that's going to be moving its way in. pushing eastwards and northwards through the day, the rain does eventually reach southern and eastern scotland. northwest scotland and northern ireland, though, brighter, again, a day of sunshine and showers here. and the day's top temperatures between around about 14—17 celsius with fairly gusty winds. that weather system clears out of the way as we get into wednesday, and what follows is a ridge of high pressure. now, the weather for many of us will be a dry with increasing amounts of sunshine. however, we are going to see showers feeding in across these northwestern areas. so west scotland to the north of northern ireland, northern parts of wales
and into northwest england through areas like merseyside, cheshire, greater manchester and the west midlands — you're likely to see showers even into the afternoon. temperatures about 13— 16 celsius. wednesday promises to be one of the cooler days of the week. but a fair amount of sunshine. won't be too much of that sunshine an offer on thursday though because we've got an active weather system set to come in — bringing some heavy outbreaks of rain, and strengthening winds as well towards the northwest as we go on to the day, might even see some gales developing in places. temperatures, about 14— 17 celsius in the southwest of england. we've got more of this very unsettled weather for friday. general outbreaks,of rain, still quite windy. something of an improvement over the weekend, we are back to a mixture of sunshine and showers.