welcome to bbc news, i'm rich preston. our top stories: british police say the murder of a member of parliament has been declared an act of terrorism. sir david amess was stabbed to death while meeting his constituents in the south east of england. police detained a 25—year—old man on suspicion of murder, as politicians, including the uk prime minister, borisjohnson, paid their tributes. the reason i think people are so shocked and saddened is, above all, he was one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics. in other news, the islamic state group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb blast that killed more than a0 people at a mosque in afghanistan. the us government has confirmed the 8th of november is the date when it'll be opening up its borders to fully vaccinated travellers.
# ..that i've been washing my hands in forever... and one of the most distinctive and soulful voices in pop is back. adele releases her first new song in six years. # ..but i can't being myself to swim when i am drowning... we begin here in the uk, where police have declared the fatal stabbing of the member of parliament, sir david amess, to be a terrorist incident. he was attacked while holding a meeting for constituents. a 25—year—old british man — thought to be of somali heritage — has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the conservative mp.
politicians from all parties have expressed their shock and grief at the killing — as our correspondent, daniel sandford reports. forensics teams and firearms officers at the methodist church where the local mp had been holding his fortnightly surgery. before sir david amess�* meeting with constituents was over, a man had stabbed him multiple times in front of his assistant and his pa. he died at the scene, leaving constituents and party colleagues bewildered and in shock. i mean, it's so tragic. this is such a nice area and for this to happen, it's... what can i say? you know, he was so nice people — person. loved everyone. and he was doing so brilliant job for all the local residents and everyone here. what he said, he meant — it was not wishy—washy — i so you knew where i you stood with him. and he did not suffer fools- gladly, he would speak his mind
— and often did — at different meetings that he went to. i but he was 100% in supporting southend and the residents of| southend. will my right honourable friend join me... sir david amess was the mp for southend west and respected throughout politics. he'd been an essex mp, first in basildon and then in southend, since 1983. his constituency surgery at belfairs methodist church had started at 10:00 this morning. at 12:05, police were called to reports of a stabbing. they arrived within minutes and police officers and then ambulance paramedics battled to save the mp�*s life. at 3pm, police said a man had died, confirming later that it was sir david amess mp. the air ambulance sent to the scene was never used. police arrested 25—year—old man on suspicion of murder. he's a british citizen understood to be of apparently somali origin. detectives said he was detained shortly after officers arrived and a knife was
recovered at the scene. quickly, it became a terrorism enquiry. the investigation is in its very early stages and is being led by officers from the specialist counter terrorism command. we made it clear at the time of the incident that we did not believe there was any immediate further threat to anyone else in the area. sir david was a committed roman catholic and tonight, at a specially arranged mass in the catholic church just down the road, they were paying tribute to a highly respected politician, murdered while meeting the people he served. chariots of fire is played on piano. daniel sanford, bbc news, leigh—on—sea. the numerous tributes paid to sir david have come from across the political spectrum. and his death has led to renewed questions about the safety of mps, five years after the murder of another mp, jo cox, who was killed while on her way
to meet constituents. her sister, the mp kim leadbeater, described her horror at today's events. here's our political editor, laura kuenssberg. an officer's task in essex, to lower the flag. at half—mast over parliament, too. the unionjack hanging limply and sombre over number 10, matching the mood. david was a man who believed passionately in this country and in its future, and we have lost today a fine public servant and a much—loved friend and colleague and our thoughts and our thoughts are very much today with his wife, his children and his family. sir david spent nearly a0 years on those green benches. speaker: ..amess! will my right honourable friend tell one of his ministers
to organise a city status competition, so at long last, southend—on—sea can become a city? affable, indefatigable, joyous in his love of his part of the world, passionate in his causes — and all politicians have opponents, but he did not have enemies. today's a dark and a shocking day — the more so because, heartbreakingly, we've been here before. informed by his faith, sir david had a profound sense of public duty and he was highly respected and much liked across the houses of parliament, on all sides. and yet, his name is known tonight for the worst of reasons — the second mp in five years killed just doing theirjob. jo cox, like sir david, elected to parliament but a parent, a partner and a sister, too. kim leadbeater led herfamily�*s tributes back then... she will live on through all
the good people in the world. ..paying the ultimate tribute now, following jo as their home town mp. it's really important that we get good people in public life, but this is the risk that we're all taking, you know? and so many mps today will be scared by this. and my partner came home and said "i don't want you to do it any more, i don't, because the next time that phone goes, it could be a different conversation". this is a terrible and rare event but the awful truth — it's become routine for many mps, and often their staff, to face threats, intimidation and abuse. common for those concerns to be reported to the police and those who come to serve us in this place know full well their work can put them in harm's way. yet he was aware of the worst thing that could come to pass.
so david wrote of another attack on an mp and warned it could happen to anyone of us. —— sir david. in other news: the islamic state group has claimed responsibility for a series of suicide bomb blasts at a mosque in afghanistan, in the southern city of kandahar. more than a0 people died in the attacks. the victims were mainly shia muslims, who'd gathered for friday prayers. it comes a week after a suicide attack on another shia mosque in the northern city of kunduz in which at least 50 people died. from kabul, yogita lamaye reports. pain and suffering is relentless in afghanistan. this was the second major attack in a week — both targeted at the minority shia community. at this mosque in kandahar, witnesses say there were three suicide bombers. translation: the firing started
after we ended prayers, - then 2—3 explosions took place. we were thrown towards the windows. many people were dead and wounded. i don't know what happened later. last friday, the northern city of kunduz was engulfed in terror. is—k, the regional affiliate of the islamic state group, claimed it was behind the bombing that killed scores of people. the attacks have spread fear among the shia minority. "i couldn't stop crying after seeing the news from kandahar," said this woman. "we shias have long been oppressed and every time, we are targeted." in recent weeks, is—k has carried out dozens of attacks, some against taliban fighters. this is the biggest challenge to the taliban's hold on security in this country since they seized
power in august. they've said they don't want the us or any foreign country to be involved in operations against is but, with an increasing number of such attacks, questions are being raised about their ability to combat the threat. taliban leaders have been playing down the dangers of is, desperate to portray they've brought stability and peace to afghanistan. the latest attack on their stronghold, kandahar, exposes the cracks in their claims. yogita limaye, bbc news, kabul. let's get some of the day's other news. norway's prime minister, jonas gahr stoere, who took office a day after the attacks in kongsberg, visited the town and placed flowers at a memorial site to the victims. the man suspected of killing five people with a bow and arrows is being kept in a secure psychiatric institution for mental health checks. new zealand is holding a national day of action to encourage all remaining new zealanders who are not vaccinated to get jabbed. the vaxathon is being streamed live on television —
including on a maori station — in an effort to raise vaccination rates across all communities. japanese motor giant toyota is slashing production by 15% next month. the group blamed the ongoing shortage of microchips. between 100 and 150 thousand fewer cars will roll off assembly lines in november, that follows similar cuts in september and october. but toyota insists it expects to boost production in the new year. the former us president, bill clinton, has been admitted to hospital in california with an infection. the 75—year—old is in an intensive care unit, but president biden has said his predecessor seems to be doing well, and that he believed mr clinton would be released from hospital soon.
mr clinton had major heart surgery in 2004, but there's no suggestion this admission is connected to that. you are watching bbc news — the headlines: the british police say the murder of an mp has been declared an act of terrorism. sir david amess, was stabbed to death while meeting his constituents in the south—east of england. the islamic state group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb blast that killed more than a0 people, at a mosque in afghanistan. the united states has announced that it will reopen its borders on november 8 to all foreign travellers who've been fully vaccinated against coronavirus. the white house said last month that restrictions would be lifted for people from more than 30 countries, but it hadn't specified a date. travellers will be eligible to enter the us if they've received jabs approved by its regulators, or by the world health organization. nomia iqbal has the details. this is of course good news for airlines. the aviation industry has been brutally impacted by the pandemic.
analysts reckon that there have been net losses of around about $35 billion in one year alone. of course, it isn'tjust about tourism, there are lots of people in the us who have family connexions with people abroad and they have not seen each other for about 18 months. that's how long the travel ban has been in force. but from november the 8th there is a new system in place where foreign travellers will be able to come to the us as long as they are fully vaccinated, so they have had both jabs. you will also need to prove that you're covid negative within 72 hours of boarding the flight and you will have to share contact tracing information. the other crucial thing here is the kind of vaccines that you have had. so, of course, if your vaccine is fda approved that's ok, but also the white house has confirmed that if you received a vaccine that got an emergency authorisation by the world health organization that is also 0k. so, for example, the astrazeneca jab which is widely used in the uk,
and sinovac and the sinopharm vaccines used in china, that is all fine if you have received them. you will be able to enter the us. and if you do meet all the criteria and you do get into the us you will not need to quarantine. well the announcement is a major moment for the nation's tourism industry, but also for those who have been stranded from loved ones for almost two years. connorfrom the uk and kaelynn, in the us, have been dating since early 2020. they're in a relationship, but have never actually been in the same room together, doing all of their dating online, but that's all due to change thanks to this new update. i asked them how they first met. injanuary in january of 2020 injanuary of 2020 in a game of thrones group chat. we started speaking in there, for a few weeks, and then we had our first phone call, and from there we pretty much spoke every single day since then. kaelynn, tell me how have you
managed to keep the relationship alive across thousands of miles, and of course, time zones as well? it definitely can be difficult, just— definitely can be difficult, just working with that person, and we — just working with that person, and we are so lucky that technology is as easy to access and use — technology is as easy to access and use as _ technology is as easy to access and use as it is today sol feel— and use as it is today sol feel like _ and use as it is today sol feel like that was a really big thing — feel like that was a really big thing that helped us make this possible, itjust becomes part of your— possible, itjust becomes part of your everyday, just talking to the — of your everyday, just talking to the person as if they are part— to the person as if they are part of— to the person as if they are part of your normal life, so it's— part of your normal life, so it's one _ part of your normal life, so it's one of— part of your normal life, so it's one of those things, you talk— it's one of those things, you talk to— it's one of those things, you talk to them every day for as much — talk to them every day for as much or— talk to them every day for as much or as little as you want and — much or as little as you want and build _ much or as little as you want and build a relationship with them — and build a relationship with them. ., , and build a relationship with them. . , , , ., them. there have been ups and downs, travel _ them. there have been ups and downs, travel restrictions, - downs, travel restrictions, lockdowns, did you know there was light at the end of the tunnel, orwere was light at the end of the tunnel, or were there moments where you thought this can't just carry on any more? hot just carry on any more? not reall . just carry on any more? not really. obviously _ just carry on any more? not really. obviously you - just carry on any more? lirrt really. obviously you get... 0bviously really. obviously you get... obviously you get nervous about when it's going to get through,
when it's going to get through, when the band will get lifted, there were rumours about it not getting lifted until early next year, and because we have not yet, that has helped us but a lot of other couples, who will have met before the travel ban, i imagine it would have been a lot harder if we had already met, but that thought never really crossed my mind, it will happen eventually, and i would have quarantined in canada or mexico for two weeks to see her at the end of this year for christmas.— at the end of this year for christmas. . , christmas. kaelynn, tell me, who is going _ christmas. kaelynn, tell me, who is going off— christmas. kaelynn, tell me, who is going off to _ christmas. kaelynn, tell me, who is going off to see - christmas. kaelynn, tell me, who is going off to see who? j christmas. kaelynn, tell me, i who is going off to see who? he is going to come over here to see me. _ is going to come over here to see me, just because my parents don't _ see me, just because my parents don't believe it is safe for me to be — don't believe it is safe for me to be travelling alone, all the way over— to be travelling alone, all the way over to the uk, and to be travelling alone, all the way overto the uk, and i have iieen_ way overto the uk, and i have been over— way overto the uk, and i have been over there before but of course — been over there before but of course that's different times, and stuff— course that's different times, and stuff like that, so he will be coming over here in a few weeks— be coming over here in a few weeks to— be coming over here in a few weeks to spend with my family. ,, do _ weeks to spend with my family. ,, do you — weeks to spend with my family. ,, do you have anything special planned? what will happen when you meet for the first time? ads,
you meet for the first time? big surprise for her birthday, she is 21 november, and i will spend christmas with her and her family, spend christmas with her and herfamily, and spent some spend christmas with her and her family, and spent some time with the horses, and have that first in—person date, that will be really nice. first in-person date, that will be really nice.— be really nice. connor and kaelynn — be really nice. connor and kaelynn speaking - be really nice. connor and kaelynn speaking to - be really nice. connor and kaelynn speaking to me i be really nice. connor and - kaelynn speaking to me earlier, and we will endeavour to let you know how that first date goes. queen elizabeth has appeared to suggest she's irritated by a lack of action by world leaders in tackling climate change. her remarks were picked up during conversations at the opening of welsh parliament. the queen, who's due to attend the cop26 climate summit in glasgow in november, said she didn't know who was actually coming to the conference. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. she had been in cardiff for the opening of the welsh parliament. afterwards, she chatted to officials and the conversation turned to cop 26, the conference on global warming in glasgow, to which all of the main world leaders have been invited. the exchanges are difficult to hear, hence the subtitles.
"they talk but they don't do." that, from the queen, is a revealing insight into how she regards some politicians. it is particularly striking after very similar comments this week from other members of the royal family. here was prince charles in a bbc interview on monday. world leaders are gathering in glasgow to talk about the kind of issues that you... yes, but theyjust talk. and the problem is, to get action on the ground, which is what i've been trying to do for the last 40 years. and this was prince william in another bbc interview yesterday. we can't have more clever speak, clever words, but not enough action. so the three most senior members of the british royal family are all essentially saying or thinking the same thing, but which leaders might the queen have had in mind? after weeks of uncertainty, the australian prime minister, scott morrison, has now confirmed that he will be attending
the cop 26 conference. i confirmed my attendance at the glasgow summit, which i'm looking forward to attending. it is an important event. but others, including president xi of china, have still to make clear their plans. one thing is apparent, though — the queen is hoping that they will be there. nicholas witchell, bbc news. singer songwriter adele has released her first song for six years. �*easy on me' is from the forthcoming album �*30', which reflects her life after going through a divorce. it's a follow—up to her massively successful albums 19, 21 and 25. bbc music correspondent mark savage has this report. # there ain't no gold in this river... the wait is over. after six years, adele is back and she's singing about the end of her marriage in 2019. # i changed who i was to put you both first
# but now i give up... there is something hopeful about it as well as sad, but obviously i bawled my eyes out when i was writing it and when i was singing it for the recording and stuff like that, but there's an element of hope in it which in turn gave me hope because i was at my wits' end in the beginning of 2019. the song is about seeking forgiveness for her part in the breakdown of the relationship. adele has said her new album is, in part, an attempt to explain that situation to her nine—year—old son when he's older. great art is made from great pain. when we heard she'd broken up, you think, inevitably, as sad as it is for everybody concerned, there are going to be some really good songs coming out of the pain that she's been through, and i really admire the honesty for her to talk about so openly what has happened and all the feelings that she's had.
# we could have had it all... adele's new record comes with big expectations. she already has 15 grammies, one oscar and nine brit awards. # i'll find someone like you... and she's inspired a new generation of artists, including fellow brit nominee joy crookes. # i don't know what i'd do... i think the thing that adele made me feel ok with is that i'm not afraid of ballads. i know that in my past, i've had friends when i was younger be like, "why are you writing these kinds of songs?" and i rememberfeeling a bit ashamed of my writing. and then the second thing is, amidst all her success, all of the things that could have changed her — accolades, everything — she's just so real. "easy on me" has already been streamed millions of times, but not everyone was impressed. i sent a snippet of me singing it as i was writing it to three of my closest friends here, and one didn't like it,
the other one was like, "well, yeah, maybe, keep trying, though", the other one was like, "i'm busy working", so that was the perfect response for me. mark savage, bbc news. we can now speak to entertainment reporter kj matthews, shejoins us from los angeles. what are some of the reaction you have seen to this song? i you have seen to this song? i have not seen one person criticise easy on me, we love it here in hollywood. absolutely love it. can i be honest and tell you, i have had that song on all day, and i think my neighbours are wondering if you're going to stop playing adele, and if so, when? it's such a great song, on youtube already, she, her music video has racked up more than aa million times, and spot devices that sold, easy on me, is the single is highest streamed song ever, so lots of
people love it, even celebrities are weighing in, they are all saying how much they are all saying how much they love it, and therese, the actor, he said thank god that she is back, we needed her, we missed jo mr boyce, we love adele, so everyone is welcoming her with opening arms as they drink a glass of wine and cry, because you know her songs always make you want to cry. talk was more about the meaning of the song. what prompted adele to write it? what is she saying? adele to write it? what is she sa in: ? ,, , adele to write it? what is she sa inc? ,, ,;~,;~, ., , saying? she is 33 now when she wrote the song _ saying? she is 33 now when she wrote the song when _ saying? she is 33 now when she wrote the song when she - saying? she is 33 now when she wrote the song when she was i saying? she is 33 now when she | wrote the song when she was 30 and she was experiencing the breakup with her now ex—husband, and really reflecting on what happened, how did it break down and she wanted to write this album, and this particular song, to let her son know what happened, as her son know what happened, as he talked earlier, she has been doing interviews all day, where she basically talked about she wanted to let her son know why
she decided to basically pull the plug and dismantle the marriage, so she wanted to let him know what happened, and obviously, there some sort of guilt about not being able to keep a marriage together which is kind of a long song, but she said it many times before, that one of the most painful times in painful areas one of the most painful times in painfulareas in one of the most painful times in painful areas in her life, but this beautiful music was born out of it.— born out of it. clearly like many creators, _ born out of it. clearly like many creators, there - born out of it. clearly like many creators, there is i born out of it. clearly like many creators, there is a | many creators, there is a process of catharsis in writing the songs and putting together this album. the songs and putting together this album-— this album. most great music, from any _ this album. most great music, from any really _ this album. most great music, from any really lasting - this album. most great music, from any really lasting icon, i from any really lasting icon, musician in this world, it has some of the best songs, always has pain behind it, there has always been the case and that definitely the case with adele and this song. i do know of people realise but if you watch the music video, that same house that you see her walking out of and grabbing her belongings is the same house where she shot the music video for hello. this time she is
walking away, saying goodbye to the past, so i thought that was really interesting.— really interesting. what do you ima . ine really interesting. what do you imagine we _ really interesting. what do you imagine we me _ really interesting. what do you imagine we me to _ really interesting. what do you imagine we me to make - really interesting. what do you imagine we me to make macyl really interesting. what do you - imagine we me to make macy next from adele? she talked about the fact that a lot of people wanted to see her go on tour and now we're living at times, in the pandemic and you have to have to take covid restrictions, so she is not quite sure about going on a global world tour right now but she is open to doing small venues, so she is hoping to get back out there and seeing the people, do the things that make her and all of us happy which is seeing her perform live. great to get your inside. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @ rich preston you can get all the latest news on the bbc website. please drop me a note, i would love to hear from you. from me and the team,
take care, goodbye for now. hello again. most of us had a fine day on friday with plenty of sunshine around. it was certainly a beautiful end to the day in dumfries and galloway with the sun setting over the seas there on the horizon. now, we did briefly see a cool down in weather with this slightly fresher air coming down from the north—west, but this weekend, milder air is going to be pushing back in off the atlantic, and with that will come rising temperatures. so, on friday, actually, briefly, although it was cooler, temperatures got close to normal, 1a is average, actually, for october, it's been a very mild 0ctober so far. but actually this weekend, across the board, we will see those temperatures climbing two or three degrees celsius. and the milder air has actually already started to arrive in the south—west with thickening cloud. an odd spit of rain from that, 12 celsius for the first part of the saturday morning, contrast that with the cold air in the north—east,
where parts of eastern scotland and north—east england have a frost in the countryside. now, for saturday morning, there will be a lot of cloud around first thing, a few showers for northern areas of scotland again. this cloud pushing eastwards across england could be thick enough to give an odd spit of rain, and through the afternoon, there is the threat of more general heavier rain moving into northern ireland, but that will arrive quite late in the day. it turns milder, 15 or 16 celsius quite widely, but it's scotland, we are still hanging onto that slightly cooler and fresher air. 10 celsius in aberdeen and 12 celsius for glasgow. now, saturday night, we will see a more active weather system move in bringing rain across northern ireland, some heavy rain in scotland. maybe a few spots for western parts of england and wales, but it is probably that the rain is going to be a little bit lighter an patchier nature here, and that takes us into sunday. a lot of cloud to start the day, still thick enough
for an odd spit of rain. this is generally pushing eastwards with weather generally trying to improve and brighten as the day goes by, there will be a few sunny spells coming through from time to time. now, temperatures — mild again. we're looking at highs of 17 celsius in london and glasgow. and temperatures rising a little through the central belt of scotland, around 1a celsius for glasgow and edinburgh as well. into next week, the low pressure is firmly in charge, often going to be pretty windy, and we're going to see this very long weather front. this could bring some heavy prolonged outbreaks of rain, at the moment, it could be affecting the hills in wales, perhaps bringing some localised flooding, but otherwise very mild weather. could see temperatures up to 20 celsius in london on tuesday.
the headlines: here in the uk, police say the murder of a member of parliament has been declared an act of terrorism. sir david amess was repeatedly stabbed while meeting his constituents in south—east england. a 25—year—old man, thought to be a british national of somali origin, has been arrested. the islamic state group has said it carried out an attack that killed more than a0 people, at a mosque in the afghan city of kandahar. the mosque is used by the minority shia muslim community. police believe two suicide bombers carried out the attack. the us says it'll will reopen its borders on november the eighth to foreign travellers who've been fully vaccinated against coronavirus. the white house said travellers would also need a negative covid test taken in the 72 hours before leaving for america. coming up in around ten minutes