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this is bbc news. i'm victoria fritz with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. president biden announces around—the—clock working at a second major us port in a bid to tackle supply chain disruption. five people have been killed in an attack in norway by a man armed with a bow and arrow trying to bridge the irish border divide. the eu offers to scrap most checks on uk goods entering northern ireland but it's not the overhaul london demanded. a posthumous honour for henrietta lacks, whose cells were taken without consent after she died in the �*50s and who's gone on to save countless lives.
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hello there. president biden has announced longer hours at america's largest port, los angeles, to try to help ease supply chain blockages in the run—up to the black friday and christmas shopping seasons. suppliers around the world are struggling to cope with a rise in consumer demand, as countries emerge from pandemic lockdowns. the shortages are causing steep price rises in everything from food to energy to consumer goods. from washington, here's our economics editor faisal islam. one of the world's biggest parking lots. dozens of cargo ships just waiting in the pacific, full of goods from asia, unable to dock at full terminals in the ports of california, with containers piled high. the same now happening on the atlantic coast off
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georgia too, and in other ports around the world, the plumbing of the world economy not functioning properly. at the white house today, president biden summoned us business bosses to work 24/7 to clear the backlogs. this is an across—the—board commitment to going to 21w. this is a big first step in speeding up the movement of materials and goods through our supply chain. the actions of the president show that this is a supply—chain crisis that affects many countries across the world. it arises out of the fact that after the pandemic, demand rebounded much faster than expected and much faster than the ability of the world economy to supply the goods required. that's led to shortages, it's led to price rises, and that's not going to be solved before christmas. in fields and airfields around the usa, there are tens of thousands of nearly finished cars and trucks, but they can't be sold because they lack the crucial microchips, the orders for which were cancelled at the start of the pandemic. the companies were too pessimistic
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about the rebound in demand. that's led to a change of view from the bank chief who, earlier this year, predicted an unprecedented british boom. we did predict a booming recovery in the economy. i think what we missed was it would be so strong that it would create these supply chain problems, whether it's gasoline, whether it's chips, whatever it is. because of pandemic restrictions, finance ministers attending international meetings are spilling out onto the streets and parks of washington, dc. one solution to all of this — producing more locally. to reduce the dependence of france and all european countries to key technologies, to chips, to semiconductors, to all the products on which there are bottlenecks and shortages today. and that could lead to higher prices permanently, alongside other factors, from us—china tensions, post—brexit visa restrictions orfears over uk—eu trade. it's a global economic challenge and it's not going away.
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faisal islam, bbc news in washington, dc. and we'll be hearing from the uk chancellor of the exchequer rishi sunak on how the uk will deal with the supply chain problems in the business section of the programme, in about 25 minutes�* time. five people have been killed and two injured in an attack in norway by a man armed with a bow and arrow. he's now in custody. police across the country have been told to arm themselves. russell trott reports. the attacks took place atjust after 6:00 in the evening around the town of kongsberg. a man apparently armed with a bow and arrows walked around the town centre and began, at random, to shoot at shoppers. his motive is unclear, say police, but they believe he acted alone. translation: | want to | underline that if it's terror related, we don't know
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if it's a political attack that has taken place. the police will have to investigate that. we know that in many countries over a long time, attacks have been prevented by good police work, but the issue of lone perpetrators is difficult. but we need to know more to find out if this is one of those situations. some of the casualties were in a supermarket, including an off—duty police officer who's now being treated in hospital. his colleagues were on the scene in minutes. as this person was on a rampage for between half—an—hour and an hour, it's not clear yet how long this was going on, but one witness said he saw police firing a warning shot, and police have confirmed that there was a warning shot fired during the apprehension. images posted on social media show arrows stuck in the wooden walls of houses. the prime minister said the community had been hit hard. norway still remembers the events of 2011 and far—right extremist anders breivik killed 77 people.
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a man is in custody as police try to piece together exactly what happened here. russel trott, bbc news. let's get some of the day's other news. the united states and israel say they are exploring other options to deal with iran if it fails to curb its nuclear programme and return to talks aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal. negotiations are currently at a standstill and after meeting his counterparts from israel and the united arab emirates, the us secretary of state, antony blinken, said that the window was closing for iran. chile's opposition has begun impeachment proceedings against president sebastian pinera, accusing him of corruption after he was mentioned in the leaked pandora papers. mr pinera says there was no conflict of interest in the sale of a mine owned by his family in 2010, denying any involvement in the deal. the indonesian holiday island of bali has opened to international travellers on thursday.
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fully—vaccinated visitors from selected countries with low infection rates such as china, new zealand, and japan are able to holiday there after quarantining for five days at their own expense. conservationists want to use satellite imagery to count the number of walruses in the arctic and give them a better understanding of how changes in sea ice are affecting the animals. the volunteers will be asked to trawl through thousands of satellite pictures to see how many herds of the mammals they can spot. britain and the european union look set to engage in a new round of talks, to try to end a dispute over the post—brexit northern ireland protocol, which has soured relations between london and brussels. a european commission vice—president, maros sefcovic, said brussels had, at times, gone beyond eu law in a bid to come up with fresh proposals. these include slashing red tape and reducing checks on goods crossing between the british mainland and the province.
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the eu's ambassador to the uk, joao vale de almeida, spoke to bbc newsnight�*s emily maitlis about the proposals. what we have done, what we have presented in brussels today is unprecedented. and they can tell you, i have been working for the european union for almost a0 years now, so a have almost a0 years now, so a have a little variance of how the eu works. and what we have done today goes very far. we went the extra mile to address the problems that were created by brexit in london, was the protocol to submit. it brexit in london, was the protocol to submit.- protocolto submit. it is interesting _ protocolto submit. it is interesting to _ protocolto submit. it is interesting to hear- protocolto submit. it is interesting to hear you | protocol to submit. it is i interesting to hear you say protocol to submit. it is interesting to hear you say it is unprecedented. we heard maros sefcovic say in the middle of summer that no negotiation would be possible. now we are seeing significant change, what you are calling unprecedented concessions. what is to say in another two months the whole thing would be ditched? the lesson you have learned is keep going, it is
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not written in stone.- not written in stone. first, these are _ not written in stone. first, these are not _ not written in stone. first, j these are not concessions. these are proposals that we make out of our own initiative... make out of our own initiative. . ._ make out of our own initiative... , ., ., �* initiative... so you don't feel they are _ initiative... so you don't feel they are concessions? - initiative... so you don't feel they are concessions? why l they are concessions? why should they _ they are concessions? why should they be _ they are concessions? teeny should they be concessions? we are not forced to propose this. we propose this because we realise that our problem is in northern ireland and we care about northern ireland. we want the protocol to work. no renegotiation, that is what we said, and we are not renegotiating the protocol, we are adapting the protocol and we are ready to enter tomorrow, the day after, next week, in talks with our british colleagues and friends to try to address these issues. we are focused on solutions. we went to northern ireland several times, i went that twice instead in spite of covid, maros sefcovic was there with me and other colleagues, we took notes, what we present todayis took notes, what we present today is a direct response to the problems that affect citizens and business. we will
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not be distracted from our goal. it not be distracted from our coal. , ., not be distracted from our ioal , ., . not be distracted from our oal. , ., . , , ., , goal. it is a direct response, surel , goal. it is a direct response, surely. to — goal. it is a direct response, surely, to the _ goal. it is a direct response, surely, to the fact _ goal. it is a direct response, surely, to the fact that - goal. it is a direct response, surely, to the fact that the l goal. it is a direct response, i surely, to the fact that the uk government has played hardball, that they are pushing you to a place where they are saying, go on, you make a hard border down the island of ireland, and the eu will never do that and the uk government knows you will not. ~ ., ., not. we go as far as we can. and today — not. we go as far as we can. and today we _ not. we go as far as we can. and today we went - not. we go as far as we can. and today we went to - not. we go as far as we can. and today we went to the i not. we go as far as we can. i and today we went to the limits of what we could do to address the problems in northern ireland, because again we care for northern ireland. care for the peace. we have the different communities in the way they feel about this. this problem is not caused by brexit. no confusion about that. the protocol mitigates the negative impact of brexit and that is our commitment again today to try to find those solutions. and our reputation today to lord frost and the assent of the british government is to engage with us. discuss this precise, far—reaching proposal we have made and let's try to find solutions.
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well, as the problems with the global supply chain intensify, getting goods into britain is not as simple as it used to be, thanks in part to blocked ports and a shortage of lorry drivers. by the end of this week there could be an extra challenge — a blockade by french fishermen, who are angry about not being given licences to fish in british waters. 0ur paris correspondent lucy williamson has been talking to some of them. british waters are as familiar as the rusting docs back home. his family has fished there for generations. now, without a license to enter british waters, he is fishing the young catch around the french coast. but fishermen like him are angry, he says, and if there is no progress by friday they plan to hit back. translation: ~ . ., translation: we will create as much disruption _ translation: we will create as much disruption as _ translation: we will create as much disruption as we _ translation: we will create as much disruption as we can i translation: we will create as much disruption as we can by i much disruption as we can by blocking primary goods, the things britain needs the most. we saw the gas shortage, we
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will try to create another shortage of something else. we are ready to block everything, calais, dunkirk, the channel tunnel. we need this fishing license and we will do anything to get it. license and we will do anything to net it. ., ., license and we will do anything to et it. ., ., ., to get it. francis drawing the su ort to get it. francis drawing the suoport of — to get it. francis drawing the support of other _ to get it. francis drawing the support of other eu - to get it. francis drawing the support of other eu nations, | support of other eu nations, but has also promised a response of its own, including a possible reduction in electricity supplies to jersey. fishermen themselves are targeting christmas deliveries. the impact for christmas, as far as british people are concerned, we haven't even blocked yet and there is already a lack of food, lack of petrol, lack of staff. are we going to make things worse? maybe, but, as i said, a lot of frustration on the community here, so fair enough. in parliament last week the french prime minister, john, called the row a matter of principle that went beyond fishing. he said it was about getting
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present to keep its word. that is a loaded comment here at the moment. the eu is in a stand—off with britain about a post—brexit deal for northern ireland and france is complaining that when it comes to illegal migration the uk isn't paying what it owes. in cali last weekend, france's interior minister said that france had not received a penny of the esa million promised by the uk injuly. translation: the uk in july. translation: ~ ., the uk in july. translation: ., ~ ., translation: we all know the british government _ translation: we all know the british government is _ translation: we all know the british government is a - british government is a government of honour, so we would like it to respect its promise. the quicker it gives us the means to carry out the action it wants the more efficient we can be. two—thirds of boats are helping stop. of course we can do better, if the british help us instead of squabbling with us. the british help us instead of squabbling with us. the uk has threatened _ squabbling with us. the uk has threatened to _ squabbling with us. the uk has threatened to withhold - squabbling with us. the uk has threatened to withhold funding | threatened to withhold funding if france doesn't stop more migrant boats from crossing the channel. rules and agreements have become a battleground for
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both sides after brexit, whether driven by principles, pragmatism, domestic little power. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. the world health organization has held a ceremony to honour henrietta lacks, an african american woman who died in 1951, for her enduring contribution to medical science. cell samples from mrs lacks, taken without consent, became the first ever to survive and multiply outside the human body. aru na iyengar reports. henrietta lacks was my grandmother. my grandmother was a black american woman who was born on august 1, 1920, in roanoke, virginia, to eliza and johnny pleasant. the ceremony at the world health organization was to honour henrietta lacks, but also as a reckoning for past injustices. a poor tobacco farmer and mother of five, she was just 31 years old when she died of cancer in 1951.
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during treatment, some of her cancerous cells were removed without her consent. what was groundbreaking was they were the first living human tissue ever to survive and multiply outside the human body. this woman had immortal cells. the cells, named hela, are still used today. they've been used in research that led to the polio vaccine, gene mapping, cancer and ivf treatments. most recently, they've helped make covid vaccines. they also helped to create the hpv vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer, the disease which claimed henrietta's life. she died in a segregated ward and was buried in an unmarked grave. it was only in 1975 that, by chance, the family found out about her legacy. since then, they've sought guardianship of her cells and recognition for her contribution to medical science. henrietta lacks's cells will go on by the millions — commercialised, distributed worldwide for researchers and enabling countless
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advances in medicine. while hela cells were making a global impact, henrietta's family was not informed. the who said the racial inequality mrs lacks suffered is still an issue, saying it stood in solidarity with marginalised patients and communities all over the world who are not consulted, engaged or empowered in their own care. we are firm that in medicine and in science black lives matter. henrietta lacks's life mattered and still matters. henrietta's family says the who recognition allows them to reclaim her name, her story and wider appreciation that her legacy lives on. aruna iyengar, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: a scourge to some, but a livelihood for others. how the oil industry's creating a divided country in norway.
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parts of san francisco least affected by the earthquake are returning to life, but in the marina area where most of the damage was done, they are more conscious than ever of how much has been destroyed. in the 19 years since he was last here, he has gone from being a little—known revolutionary to an experienced and successful diplomatic operator. it was a 20—pound bomb which exploded on the fifth floor of the grand hotel, i rapping a hole — in the front of the building. this government will not weaken. democracy will prevail. it fills me with humility and gratitude to know that i have been chosen as the recipient of this foremost of earthly honours. this catholic nation held its breath i for the men they called the 33. and then, — bells tolled nationwide to announce the first rescue
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and chile let outi an almighty roar. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: president biden has announced around—the—clock working at a second major us port in a bid to tackle supply chain disruption. five people have been killed in an attack in norway by a man armed with a bow and arrow new research has found that carbon emissions are rebounding strongly across the world's twenty richest nations. the climate transparency report, released today, says carbon emissiones will rise by a% across the g20 this year, having dropped by 6% last year, because of the coronavirus pandemic. the report found that the world's worst carbon emitters have
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increased their use of fossil fuels to help their economies recover. meanwhile in norway, climate activists are taking their government to court, trying to stop an increase in drilling for fossil fuels. but norwegian officials are moving ahead, announcing a new round of bidding for contracts exploring oil reserves. our europe correspondent nick beake travelled to the northernmost county in norway, to see how the politics of climate change are dividing the scandinavian country. beside the fjords of northernmost norway, they formed their own arctic circle of solidarity. climate change campaigners have travelled from across the country and set up camp, to try to stop the opening of a cobalt mine. they say it would do yet more damage to an environment already under severe threat. ella marie haetta isaksen is one of norway's biggest young stars, a winner of their
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x factor style competition. the climate crisis is definitely here, and it has started, and it is dramatic already. she's one of six young norwegians taking her government to the european court of human rights, arguing that plans to drill for more oil is depriving them of their future. i really do believe that norway has a big part of the responsibility to solve the climate crisis, because we have been such a big oil producer. scientists say these are already the scars of climate change in norway. hotter conditions have attracted moths, which decimate trees in their path. we don't want this fish in the river. and warmer rivers mean pink — or humpback — salmon are thriving where they shouldn't be. they often carry disease and are a threat to the native atlantic salmon that so many of us eat.
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other changes are even more striking. they call these the norwegian alps. but the ice here in lyngen municipality is melting, contributing to rising sea levels. in 1998, the glacier reached all the way back to here. but in just four years, it had retracted to where i'm standing now. and in the years that followed, the ice continued to melt, and you can see what has happened. so much has been lost injust 23 years, a landscape redrawn. norway is a country of contradictions. most cars sold here are electric, the vast majority of domestic energy used is renewable, yet it continues to produce billions of barrels of oil as well as gas, fossil fuels blamed
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for damaging the planet. but not all young norwegians have the same outlook. electrician kim and his family rely on oil production for their livelihoods. he works on a rig, and if drilling stopped, he'd fear for their future. probably my children are also going to work at the same place as i do. it's very important. we don't have any other place to work. so ifjobs were lost and companies were to close, what would that mean for you, yourfamily, your community? it will be a ghost city with no industry and no — nothing. this new generation of climate activists will have to convince the new norwegian government to give up the addiction to oil, and any european court ruling could be years away, so the campaigners say they'll keep on appealing to the world's conscience, to protect the planet and theirfuture.
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nick beake, bbc news, norway. time now for the latest sports news. hello i'm tulsen tullett with your sports news, where we start with football and chelsea got their women's european champions league campaign back on track with a 2—1win away tojuventus in group a. erin cuthbert put the londoners one up, just after the half, hour mark with a dazzling solo run and shot. italian international barbara bonansea levelled matters in turin six minutes later, building the pressure on emma hayes�*s side. but it was once again pernille harder to the rescue as she scored chelsea's second with around 20 minutes remaining, taking them second in the group on goal difference. and the team who beat chelsea in last season's final, barcelona, are in action later when they head to denmark, to face koege in group c. while in group d seven—time winners lyon, with ada hegerberg back playing after a long—term injury, will welcome benfica to france.
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argentina led by lionel messi will look to move a step closer to cementing a place in next yea r�*s world cup when they host peru in buenos aires later on thursday. argentina are second in south american qualifying, with eight games remaining. they'll hope their captain takes them to victory as they have a host of players on a yellow card that will need to be careful of avoiding suspension with two more matches in november against uruguay and brazil. brooklyn nets coach steve nash says he supports the decision of general manager sean marks not to allow star guard kyrie irving to train or play with the team until he's had at least one shot of the covid—19 vaccine. the new season gets underway next tuesday, and as things stand, irving can't play because of a new york city mandate insisting on people being vaccinated. i support the decision. a lot went into it. it was not easy but we discussed all the possibilities and all the
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things that are going on and i support the decision and, if things change, we would love to have kyrie back and in the meantime we will build and continue going with this group and move forward. victoria azarenka is into the semi—finals of the indian wells open after a straight sets win over american, jessica pegula. the former world number one is a two—time winner at this event and held her nerve when it counted to see off the 19th seed and progress to the last four. in the men's draw daniil medvedev is out after he was beaten in three sets by bulgaria's grigor dimitrov, who came from a set down to win. after losing the first set 6—a, dimitrov was a double—break down in the second before staging an astonishing fightback. the number 23 seed took the deciding set 6—3 to knock out the reigning us open champion, and clinch his place in the last eight. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's but from me tulsen tullett and the rest of the team
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that's your sports news for now. business news coming up in five minutes. hello. plenty of cloud across the uk yesterday and plenty of it still around today as well. glimmers of sunshine or sunny spells at best, i think, sums up our forecast for the majority. for scotland, though, the winds are already picking up. here, we will see cloud bearing more meaningful rain through the day as this cold weather front sinks its way in. high pressure holds things steady for england and wales — just light winds here, that cloud around, as i said. similar story for northern ireland. perhaps a few showers down towards the channel coast. but for scotland, rain will make its way as far south, i think, as the central belt by the time we get to the evening rush hour. some of the rain could be heavy. should be brighter for the northern isles through the afternoon, but it will stay windy. and then the rain progressively
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works its way into northern ireland and northern england through the evening. and then towards the end of the night, we'll see that rain pushing into the midlands, north wales and parts of east anglia. for the south of the band of rain, temperatures in double figures. behind it, here's a clue of what's to come — temperatures in single figures, much colder air moving in, some pockets of frost to the north first thing friday. and that colder air flushes all the way south through the day on friday, with perhapsjust the exception of the far southwest of england. so friday, much more in the way of sunshine, the day looking a whole lot brighter, but i think you will notice the chillier feel. the southwest of england likely to be warmest. in some areas, temperatures will come down through the day. as the cloud breaks, the weather front pulls away, but the colder air ushers in. top temperatures, well, widely around 13 or 1a, perhapsjust eight there in aberdeen. clear skies overnight friday into saturday. we'll see a patchy frost to start saturday, but then i think a decent day for many. particularly in the east,
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there should be some spells of sunshine. towards the west, cloud trying to encroach, and i think we will see that bearing some rain come the afternoon. temperatures, though, lifting up a little once again as we start to pick up a south—westerly wind, so sitting in the mid—teens. for the mildest and the driest of the two days of the weekend, though, sunday looks to be the better option. we should, i think, see a lot of dry weather on sunday. it will be milder from the get—go. and when the sun comes out, with the south—westerly wind, i think temperatures a little above average for the time of year — highs of 17 or 18.
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aru na iyengar reports.
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this is bbc news, with the latest business headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. boxed in. the supply chain log—jam that threatens empty shelves this christmas. "we're doing everything we can" to prevent shortages, uk chancellor rishi sunak tells the bbc. i feel confident that there will be good provision of goods for everybody and we are working our way to remove blockages where we can. boiling point. two more suppliers go bust as the uk's energy crisis deepens. plus, the $9 trillion cost of vaccine inequality. europe under pressure to suspend patents so poor countries can make their own jabs.


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