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this is bbc news. the headlines at six... borisjohnson warns the eu that french threats over post—brexit fishing licences are "completely unjustified". but he says the dispute mustn't overshadow attempts to agree action on climate change. we are going to get on and do the things that matter to both of us, and make sure we work together on tackling the big issues that face the world. there's some turbulence in the relationship. france says the row over fishing raises questions about britain's reliability. the two leaders will discuss the dispute at the 620 in rome tomorrow. lawyers for prince andrew claim the woman who's accused him of sexual assault is out for �*another payday�* as they ask a new york court to dismiss the case against him.
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ahead of the cop26 global summit in glasgow, church bells are about to ring out across the uk to �*warn�* about the dangers of climate change. and, nearly nine months after their takeover of the non—league club, ryan reynolds and rob mcelhenney attend their first home game as owners of wrexham football club. hello and welcome to the programme. borisjohnson says there is �*turbulence�* in the uk's relations with france as the dispute over post—brexit fishing rights continues to escalate . france has threatened to block some british boats from its ports if the row over fishing licensces is not resolved by tuesday.
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the uk government says it could take legal proceedings against france. mrjohnson and the french president, emmanuel macron, are expected to discuss the fishing row tomorrow on the margins of the 620 summit in rome, from where our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. old rivalries and fierce fights — rome's coliseum has hosted a few. but it's the uk and france this time both flexing their strength. france threatening to disrupt trade if their boats don't get more access to fish the channel. do you think that france is trying to punish the uk with this row overfishing permits? i think the things that unite france and the uk are far more important than things that divide us, laura, and i must say, we are a bit worried that france may be about to become in breach or is already in breach of trade and cooperation agreement that we struck.
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president macron is going around questioning your credibility, you have been summoning the french ambassador into the foreign office in london — what are you going to do about it? we are going to get on and do the things that matter to both of us and make sure that we work together on tackling the big issues that face the world. there is some turbulence in the relationship. if one of our partners decides to breach the trade and cooperation agreement that we struck, then obviously that is a matter that we will have to pursue. the prime minister may want to play nice with the french president and their other high—ranking friends, but if macron goes further, that power hug might not last. boris johnson's left tenant, david frost, wrote online that french
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warned uk could trigger legal action, a dispute settlement mechanism before too long. the fist bump isn't yet a dramatic punch—up over channel permits. borisjohnson has to use hisjoke, much bigger fish to fry, getting wealthy big countries, india, and especially china, to give up more cash can give up more carbon than they have promised so far. people are often very conceited about history and about our civilisation. we think that we can be on a remorseless forward march when actually, we can be actively conniving in our own decline and fall. and what we need to do is to ensure that at the cop summit next week, the world leaders come together... are you disappointed with what china has come forward so far? look, they've made progress on overseas financing of coal, that is a good thing. what china, i think, needs to do is find ways of making a more ambitious nationally determine contribution. but they are not going to do that, they have published what they have said they're going to do and it is not enough, is it? you must be disappointed. let's see where we get to. in september, you rated
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the chances of success in glasgow at six out of ten. what would you say this morning? i would say they are about the same. look at that. borisjohnson hopes he will make history, brokering an agreement to slow down the warming of the planet. it is the metaphor. either cop26 succeeds for the dark ages, that is what i'm saying. but he is trying to corral many dozens of countries. there is certainly no one emperor that can rule supreme. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, rome. aside from climate change, the covid pandemic, and relations with iran are high on the agenda at the summit in rome — and today 620 leaders urged the iranian president to enter negotiations on its nuclear programme. 0ur north america editorjon sopel reports from the summit in rome. good to go, and with that thumbs—up from the american president, the biggest gathering of world leaders since covid arrived could get under way. and everyone�*s relearning social etiquette. to mask or not to mask — unmask. to shake hands or not — shake. and with everyone back
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in the same room, the host, the italian prime minister, made a tentative call to order. i think we can start. and after so long apart, he urged a renewed commitment to working together. multilateralism is the best answer to the problems we face today. in many ways, it is the only possible answer. from the pandemic to climate change, to fair and equitable taxation, going it alone is simply not an option. the great set piece of these occasions is a family photo, but then something unexpected happened. the men in white coats arrived. no, not to take them away, but to underline the role that first responders have played since the pandemic took hold and how
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to speed up vaccine distribution to the poorest nations. borisjohnson is here to shake hands, yes, but also to twist arms ahead of the climate change summit in glasgow next week. there thousands were out on the streets today ahead of cop26 getting under way. and there were similar protests here in rome as well. the draft communiqu that has been agreed talks about the urgent need to keep global warming to 1.5 celsius, but for all the words in this draft communiqu , and there are a lot of them, it is very short on detailed commitments or concrete measures to limit carbon emissions. borisjohnson is going to have his work cut out in glasgow next week. jon sopel, bbc news, rome. also at the 620 summit, britain, the united states, france and germany have issued a fresh appeal to iran to end its stand—off with the international community over its banned nuclear programme and return to the negotiating table.
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the 2015 nuclear deal unravelled after then—u.s. president trump withdrew from it in 2018, prompting iran to breach various limits on uranium enrichment. borisjohnson, presidentjoe biden, president emmanuel macron and chancellor angela merkel urged tehran to return to compliance with the deal to ensure it cannot acquire nuclear weapons. church bells are ringing out this evening ahead of the cop26 conference in glasgow as a "warning" of the dangers of climate change. churches across the uk are ringing their bells bells for half an hour. let's have a look at some of them now.. let's go first to st paul's cathedral in london. you can hear the bells ringing out. and the organisers are saying that it is the idea of an environmentalist who said it is a
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historic function of church bells to send a warning, because they used to be the best form of communication we had, that was his idea. they meant the noise could one of flood's shipwrecks and now they can ring out for climate change, and bell—ringers can express themselves, giving people a voice. so they are ringing out for climate change as a warning against climate change, against a backdrop of cop26, of course, starting this weekend. lawyers for prince andrew have accused a woman of trying to "achieve another payday" at the duke's expense. virginia 6uiffre says she was sexually abused by him as a teenager. prince andrew has always denied the claims, and has now asked a judge to dismiss a civil lawsuit against him. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. after months when he has appeared to want to ignore the civil lawsuit brought by virginia 6uiffre, prince andrew has now instructed his lawyers to fight to clear his name. the queen's second son has been
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accused of sexual abuse when 6uiffre was 17—years—old and thus a minor under us state law. in papers filed in new york last night, the prince's lawyers have asked a court to dismiss the lawsuit or to require ms 6uiffre to provide a more definitive statement of her allegations. the court papers state, prince andrew never sexually abused or assaulted 6uiffre. he unequivocally denies 6uiffre�*s false allegations against him. it goes on, "6uiffre has initiated this baseless lawsuit against prince andrew to achieve another payday at his expense and at the expense of those closest to him." a second argument advanced by andrew's lawyers is that ms 6uiffre�*s not entitled to bring a lawsuit against him. they claim she forfeited that right in 2009 when she sued this man,
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jeffrey epstein, the person who was thought to have organised the sex trafficking. epstein took his own life prison two years ago. epstein had been a friend of andrew, but the prince's lawyers say the 2009 court settlement included a clause which precludes virgina 6uiffre from taking any further court action. it will now be for the new york court to decide whether a not case against the prince should be dismissed. nicholas witchell, bbc news. an afghan refugee says he feels like "a human being" for the first time in his life after arriving in the uk with 28 others from the l6bt community. the man — who the bbc is not naming for safety reasons — fled afghanistan, fearing for his life under the taliban after the hardline islamist group took control of the country in august. in an instant, the relative safety of afghanistan's l6bt community was wiped away, leaving many battling to escape. he's been speaking to our report ali hamedani. for security reasons, his words are spoken by an actor.
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translation: we travelled on a royal air force aircraft _ translation: we travelled on a royal air force aircraft and _ translation: we travelled on a royal air force aircraft and i _ translation: we travelled on a royal air force aircraft and i cannot _ air force aircraft and i cannot express my emotions. ifeel air force aircraft and i cannot express my emotions. i feel blessed and i'm so excited. i am free. when we arrived in the uk, the people who greeted us were so friendly and welcomed us warmly. i was surprised by that much kindness and asked myself, why people on the side of the world so friendly towards us? for the first time in my life, i felt i was a human being. everything collapsed after the fall of cargill. the freedom of people and especially the lgbt the freedom of people and especially the l6bt community, has been demolished. we were so scared. as you might know, this community was a secret underground community but we knew each other and our network and if one of us got arrested, they could have found the rest of us. kabul is not a big city and the way the taliban rule the country, it was not that difficult to find high
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profile lb6ti people. we also had a couple of people were arrested and were so scared. like many other gay men in afghanistan, will lead a double life, i have a wife and kids stop if i was arrested, can imagine it would be a nightmare for me, and especially in front of my family. i tried so hard to leave the country and tried so hard to hide the reason for my departure from my family and got in touch with a couple of international lb6ti organisations and thankfully they acted fast. britain is a new home for me. everything is new to me here, a new lifestyle, language and culture, i am nervous about my future and i'm trying to figure out where to start my new life, but i feel safe and free. this is amazing. one person has been rescued in a river search in southwest wales after police reported there were people in distress in the water. quay street in haverfordwest, pembrokeshire, was cordoned off
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as police, firefighters, coastguard and ambulance crews were called out. dyfed—powys police has asked people to avoid the area. the welsh ambulance service confirmed that one patient has been taken to the town's withybush hospital for treatment. the prime minister says he's spoken to the queen this week and that she is "on very good form." yesterday, buckingham palace announced the 95—year—old monarch would not undertake official visits for a fortnight. speaking in rome, mrjohnson said the "important thing" was that she had to follow her doctor's advice. i spoke to her majesty, as i do every week, this week and she's on very good form. she's just got to follow the advice of her doctors and get some rest, and i think that's the important thing. i'm sure the whole country wishes her well. doctors say two people have been shot dead during anti—coup protests in sudan near the capital khartoum. security forces have used tear gas and gunfire in khartoum
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as hundreds of thousands took to the streets to protest against the recent military takeover. the coup on monday saw the military dissolve the government and declare a state of emergency. sudan's police has denied shooting at protesters. the government's latest coronavirus figures for the uk show there were 41,278 new infections recorded, in the latest 24—hour period, which means, on average, there were more than 40,859 new cases reported per day in the last week. there were almost 8,983 people in hospital with covid as of thursday. 166 deaths were reported — that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive covid—19 test. on average in the past week, 157 related deaths were recorded every day. and over 7.5 million people have received their boosterjab, this includes third doses for those with certain health conditions. the headlines on bbc news...
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borisjohnson warns the eu that french threats over post—brexit fishing licences are "completely unjustified". but he says the dispute mustn't overshadow attempts to agree action on climate change. france says the row over fishing raises questions about britain's reliability. the two leaders will discuss the dispute at the 620 in rome tomorrow. lawyers for prince andrew claim the woman who's accused him of sexual assault is out for �*another payday�* as they ask a new york court to dismiss the case against him. commuterjourneys are down by more than half compared to pre—pandemic levels, as many people continue to work from home. the railway delivery 6roup warns that lower passenger numbers are damaging city centre businesses. at the other end of the scale, leisure trips are nearly back to 2019 levels. caroline davies has more.
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this was what mornings used to look like, but the commute is not back to normal. commuterjourneys are less than half the number they were before the pandemic. more of us are taking the train since the end of the summer holidays, particularly for leisure, which is back up to 90% of its pre—pandemic levels. but across the country, people are commuting less. outside london, commuterjourneys are only 54% of what they were and in london it�*s 41%. while that�*s good news for holiday spots like seaside getaways and rural retreats, the worry is that fewer people coming in to city centres will damage businesses. fewer commuters will absolutely have a big impact on shops and other businesses in town and city centres. our research shows that £33 billion a year is spent by commuters when they travel. for us as an industry, we�*re building back up services, we�*ve introduced flexible season tickets, but we want to go further, we want to introduce tap in and tap out, automatic price caps all over the country for commuters — what you�*ve got in london, because we think that will help get
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today�*s flexible commuters back on board. we want to work with the government to introduce that as quickly as possible. the government has spent billions keeping the trains running during the pandemic. it�*s also keen to get passengers back. the way we work has changed dramatically for many. how long could it take to persuade us back on board? caroline davies, bbc news. sinn fein�*s leader mary lou mcdonald has told her party conference that she will establish a citizen s assembly on irish unification if the party leads ireland�*s next government. sinn fein is part of northern ireland�*s devolved administration and is the largest opposition party in the republic of ireland. mrs mcdonald told the conference in dublin that preparation for a vote on unification needs to start now. the onus is on government to prepare for referendums and reunification stop a citizens assembly is urgent, responsible government would establish it immediately, that is
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watching feint will do in government. —— what sinn fein will do. firefighting unions in new york have warned of severe staff shortages and risk to public safety as the result of the city�*s public employee vaccine mandate. the deadline for public employees, including police, fire and sanitation workers, passed at 5pm on friday, meaning staff that refuse the jab could be forced to take unpaid leave. the dispute between city officials and unions comes amid increasing legal challenges against vaccine mandates at the state and federal level. peter bowes reports. with rubbish piling up in the streets, new york is bracing for a showdown with its public service workers. a deadline passed on friday night for police officers, firefighters, refuse workers and other city employees to show proof they have received at least one dose of the covid—19 vaccine. police and fire unions have voiced their opposition to the vaccination mandate, and they are warning of a looming exodus of staff not willing to comply.
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it could severely impact services. i am asking my members to show up for work, they took an oath to protect the lives and property of new york residents, and i am hoping the mayor allows them to work. the numbers of unvaccinated public workers is significant. according to the city of new york, 26% of the nypd, 33% of sanitation staff and 36% of the fire department remain unvaccinated. those that refuse now face the prospect of unpaid leave. despite the opposition, new york mayor bill de blasio says public health is the main priority. we will give you a deadline, it�*s the right thing to do, we have given incentives and time and voluntary opportunities, now we need this. we have a right to do it, every court has shown we have that right. attempts by unions have so far failed to block the city�*s mandate.
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earlier there was a blow for those protesting compulsory vaccinations. a legal defeat at the hands of the conservative—dominated supreme court, which rejected an appeal against a mandate in the state of maine for public health workers lodged on religious grounds. so far, the courts have repeatedly backed vaccine mandates for government employees, but in another legal move ten republican—led states are suing the biden administration for going too far in insisting employees of federal contractors be vaccinated by december 8th. the lawsuit says it is unconstitutional, unlawful and unwise. it pits americans against americans and it will only worsen the workplace shortage in supply chain issues hindering the economic recovery. public health versus individual freedoms, this is a row that goes to the heart of the american way of life. just as every day life was beginning to get back to normal.
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it�*s more than six weeks since la palma�*s volcano first erupted, yet there are no signs of the lava flow coming to an end. some experts believe it could remain active for months. from la palma, danjohnson reports. so far, everyone�*s been protected from the volcano. but there�*s uncertainty about what will happen next. and even the youngest lives have been shaken. the lava cut these children off from their classrooms. so now they learn in borrowed space with donated books. translation: they can't even go outside to play i because of the situation. it was very emotional to come back because i really wanted to see them. i didn�*t know how they felt. "i went to live with my grandmother", rodrigo says. "i thought it would end quickly but the volcano has destroyed houses".
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"it releases a lot of lava", sergio told me, "and it destroys trees and my grandfather�*s house". "it�*s beautiful", he says, "but it does a lot of damage". also here, eager to learn, are scientists from around the world, reading the ruins of this eruption. and look how they examine the newest rocks on earth. a live geology lesson literally as it�*s set in stone. this is science on a tectonic scale. these bubbles that were already in the magma get stretched out. the story of earth�*s origins retold here and now. the way it evolves and what magmas are involved and the timescales of the processes that are happening underneath us right now effects the hazard profile. the faster we can get information
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like that back to the people that are making decisions, the better more informed those decisions will be. parts of la palma are unrecognisable as layer upon layer of lava smothers and stifles one side of this island. the volcano is relentless. there�*s the noise, there�*s the lava and there are the earthquakes, too. on one hand, people are learning to live with this, but on the other, they�*re getting tired of it, they�*re afraid of it and everyone�*s asking, when will it end? that question comes loudest from the people living like this for five weeks now. there are six people in dacil�*s caravan but no sense of defeat. translation: | feel fortunate - because we got out even if we just had the clothes we were wearing. i could take my kids, my animals, we have a caravan to stay in, we�*re not on the streets, and we�*ve received a lot of help so why wouldn�*t i feel fortunate? that resilience runs deep,
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but every day more people find this eru ption�*s impact is impossible to escape. danjohnson, bbc news, la palma. the son of bollywood superstar shah rukh khan has arrived home in mumbai after spending more than three weeks in jail in an alleged drugs case. 23—year—old aryan khan left prison after being granted bail. earlier this month, police raided a cruise ship off mumbai and allegedly found narcotics. the case has dominated media headlines in india, with some criticising the excessive coverage around his arrest, saying he�*s been singled out because of his famous family. aryan khan has denied the allegations against him. hundreds of dead crabs, lobsters and other sea life have been washing up on the beaches of teesside in recent weeks. fishermen in the area say they�*ve stopped fishing close to the shore,
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because there�*s so little to catch. the environment agency has launched an investigation. leejohnson reports. scenes like this have become depressingly familiar along this stretch of coastline in recent weeks. here in marske dozens of different species of crab and other shellfish have been washed up on the shore, and at the moment no—one knows why. what i would suggest is most possible is perhaps an algal or bacterial toxin, so if you get a large bloom of algae and material they can release toxins and they can cause quite a few issues to a whole range of species. that could be one potential. the other potential could be disease, but it�*s unlikely it would be that, just because of the huge range of species present. then i suppose the other possibility is a pollution event, whether that be waste or whether that be the release of some other chemicals is yet to be determined. pictures on social media also so show a porpoise washed up at another beach on the same coastline. and it�*s a trend that
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is worrying experts. especially because this has now happened on a couple of occasions, it becomes more and more concerning, it means something wasn�*tjust happening a single time, it�*s likely to have happened multiple times. if that�*s the case, maybe it�*s something we can fix if we can get to the bottom of exactly what it is that�*s happened. how long that will take isn�*t clear, but those who help take care of our coastline fear the scenes here could be a symptom of a much bigger problem. it could be something to do with climate change, and the wildlife trust are concerned about the two catastrophes at the moment — climate change and biodiversity loss — and if that carries on, obviously, we'll be in trouble. it appears most of the sea life washed up on this beach has been cleared up. in the meantime, the environment agency says it is investigating, it has taken samples of crabs, water and sand to see if pollution was the cause of these wash—ups. now, it�*s not every day you get hollywood royalty,
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but ryan reynolds and rob mcelhenney have attended their first home game as owners of wrexham football club. we promise to keep this very short... the pair spoke ahead of wrexham�*s national league match against torquay at the racecourse, which ended in a 1—1 draw. the hollywood stars took 100% ownership of the national league club in february. at first i was a bit dubious about the whole thing because i thought, so many people put into the club and for them to just come in and take over, but i�*m quite happy with it now. ijust hope everything goes to plan. the it now. ijust hope everything goes to ian. th- ., , now. ijust hope everything goes to ian, th ., , , ., plan. the it has been while for the onus to come _ plan. the it has been while for the onus to come over, _ plan. the it has been while for the onus to come over, there - plan. the it has been while for the onus to come over, there were - onus to come over, there were rumours — onus to come over, there were rumours couple of weeks ago, but yes. rumours couple of weeks ago, but yes having — rumours couple of weeks ago, but yes. having followed up for a long time and — yes. having followed up for a long time and gone through bad times, i would _ time and gone through bad times, i would not _ time and gone through bad times, i would not have guessed it because wrexham _ would not have guessed it because wrexham have suffered more than most clubs _
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now it�*s time for a look at the weather with louise lear. good evening. it has been a saturday of sunny spells and isolated showers, but there is more rain to come for sunday. in fact, it is going to arrive tonight through the night moving up from the south—west, a significant area of low pressure bringing a spell of heavy rain and gale force gusts of wind. ahead of it, particularly in the north—east of scotland and england, we�*ll have clearer skies and low single figures. but out to the west, a wet and windy sunday morning. at least the strength of the wind will push that rain through at quite a pace, so an improving picture by lunchtime, easing away to a trail of sharp showers. it may well linger in the far north of scotland and temperatures will be a little subdued. maximum of 10 to 1a degrees. it looks likely that low pressure will continue to drift away, allowing for a northerly wind to drive in more showers and a cooler feel for the start of the new working week and a new month. so it does mean temperatures will be perhaps just below where they should be for the time of year, but there will be a little more sunshine.
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hello, this is bbc news with ben brown. the headlines... borisjohnson warns the eu that french threats over post—brexit fishing licences are "completely unjustified". but he says the dispute mustn�*t overshadow attempts to agree action on climate change. we are going to get on and do the things that matter to both of us, and make sure we work together on tackling the big issues that face the world. there�*s some turbulence in the relationship. france says the row over fishing raises questions about britain�*s reliability. the two leaders will discuss the dispute at the 620 in rome tomorrow. lawyers for prince andrew claim the woman who�*s accused him of sexual assault is out for �*another payday�* as they ask a new york court to dismiss the case against him.
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