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this is bbc news, with the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. i'm martine croxall. the pope warns europe against �*narrow self—interest�* over the way countries treats migrants, during a visit to greece. translation: let us not let our arthur— translation: let us not let our arthur labinjo—hughes_ translation: let us not let our arthur labinjo—hughes be - translation: let us not let our- arthur labinjo—hughes be transformed into a _ arthur labinjo—hughes be transformed into a desolate — arthur labinjo—hughes be transformed into a desolate sea _ —— let our macro to be transformed. the former republican us senator and presidential candidate bob dole has died, at the age of 98. another 86 cases of the omicron variant are confirmed in the uk as the government defends the decision to re—introduce pre—departure covid
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tests from tuesday. and in germany, the campaign is on to give berlin techno unesco world heritage status. welcome to bbc news. pope francis has criticised what he's described as the �*narrow self—interest�* of european countries in the way they deal with migrants. the pope was speaking on a visit to a refugee camp on the greek island of lesbos, where he warned the treatment of migrants in the mediterranean could lead to the �*shipwreck of civilisation�*. from lesbos, the bbc�*s special correspondent fergal keane reports. they embrace the man and the message because at this moment, he is their most passionate advocate.
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pope francis arrives at the time of renewed political crisis in europe over the issue of migration. since his last visit, fences have gone up, there have been pushbacks of migrants in land and at sea and globally there�*s no coherent political vision to tackle the problems of poverty and war that are driving people from their homes in their thousands. the pope spoke to an audience largely made up of refugees, but aimed his frustration at the political leaders. translation: let's stop ignoring reality, stop constantly _ shifting responsibility, stop passing off the issue of migration to others as if it mattered to no one and was only a pointless burden to be shouldered by someone else. it was not time to build walls, he said, or let the sea become a cemetery for children. the pope was addressing the legacy
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of migrant lives lost on the journey to europe, like an 87—year—old from afghanistan, and others, names unknown. there�*s sympathy on lesbos for the dead and many here helped when refugees first landed. but this farmer and local politician is critical of pope francis. translation: he promised many things for our island, _ none of which happened. this island has suffered greatly from migration. tourism was hit hard. he should have helped and advocated for tourists to visit this island. the pope did refer to the struggles faced by local people on the eu�*s borders, but it was here among the thousands waiting to enter europe that his words had most force. i have no money. i have a very big problem, no passport. where are you going? what do you want?
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ijust want to be free. i just want freedom. i don't want anything, just freedom. there�*s unlikely to be a radical political shift on migration, but the pope has offered a robust defence of refugees, in a debate so often framed in fearful terms. fergal keane, bbc news, lesbos. christopher lamb is a correspondent for the catholic newspaper, the tablet. he gave me his reaction to the pope�*s comments. the vatican is very concerned about the way the migrants crisis is being handled. it�*s being sometimes used as a politicalfootball, where migrants are effectively ponds
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in the political game by populist politicians to divide and whip up hatred against migrants. pope francis has been very clear about the need to have a more coordinated and communitarian approach to dealing with the migrants crisis. he spoke out in cyprus, comparing the detention camps in libya to the nazi or soviet camps from last century. so, he has been extremely outspoken. this is something that�*s been the cornerstone of his pontificate ever since he went to lampedusa in southern italy in 2013, right at the beginning of his pontificate. to raise the plight of migrants. he�*s consistently advocated for them. he has really tried to get agreement to deal with this crisis, but i think we can sense on this trip and increasing frustration from the pope and the vatican about the failure to deal with this in a coordinated way. he was critical of what he called "the disastrous consequences of narrow
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self—interest and nationalism", and he also warned about the retreat of democracy that was taking place in europe and across the world. christopher lam from the catholic newspaper, the tablet. the former us senator and presidential candidate bob dole has died, aged 98. the elizabeth dole foundation announced that he passed away in his sleep early this morning. he was his party�*s longest—serving senate leader until mitch mcconnell surpassed his record in 2018. here�*s our north america correspondent peter bowes. he was certainly a stalwart of the republican party and of american politics over many decades. 35 years recommend representing kansas, the house of representatives and the senate. he was his party�*s leader there on two occasions. especially during that crucial period in american politics in the 1980s when ronald reagan was president, and they worked closely together. bob dole himself had
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presidential aspirations. he stood as the running mate in 1976 for gerald ford, and then 20 years later was selected by the republicans to stand against bill clinton. that was not a successful campaign for bob dole, and he retired shortly after, but he remained a key figure in his party. he was fiscally conservative in terms of financial matters. he was very stalwart in terms of his beliefs. he was a stoic figure as well, especially as far as his own disabilities were concerned. very badly injured in the second world war. he was a key figure in getting the 1990 americans with disabilities act passed. that�*s a law that safeguards people in the workplace with disabilities. he will be remembered for that. i think he�*ll also be remembered for his personality.
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he had quite a great sense of humour and a wit about him, self—deprecating at times, and he was recently awarded the congressional gold medal. at the ceremony he thanked those who had offered him kind words. he said they probably weren�*t true, but they were nice! what influence did he have on the party more recently? well, i think his influence on the party was enduring. i think certainly, in recent years, we know that he had serious health problems, and hejust stepped back from front line politics. but he was an influencer more behind the scenes, i think, especially during the trump era than in terms of the front line. i think that influence as a steady hand in his party and pragmatic about many of the issues he felt strongly with something that stayed with him.
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at least 14 people have died and dozens have been injured on indonesia�*s java island, after an active volcano erupted for the second time in months. indonesia sits on the ring of fire, a region around the pacific ocean that�*s susceptible to volcanos and earthquakes. the volcano — mount seemeru — has been in a state of near constant eruption for decades. here�*s valdya baraputri. blanketed in volcanic ash, this is the devastating aftermath of the mount semeru eruption, with houses buried almost up to their roofs. heavy rain turned the ash into mud, adding a challenge to the rescue effort by the indonesian disaster mitigation agency. these adverse conditions have hampered the evacuation effort for the past two days. according to local officials, ten people are still trapped in their homes and they�*re still looking for at least one missing person.
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meanwhile, more than 900 people from villages had been evacuated to mosques, schools and village halls. rescue organisers say that for now, they have received enough essential supplies like food, clothes, first aid and masks. those who had to flee their homes couldn�*t take anything with them. their houses were covered with thick volcanic ash and mud and their livestock killed in the eruption. the eruption of mount semeru also destroyed a bridge that connected two regions in the area. a couple of villages have now been cut off, making it difficult to deliver aid to people in these isolated areas. officials hope that as soon as the weather permits, rescue and aid could be carried out by helicopter, but the indonesian geology agency warns of follow—up eruptions that can happen at any time. this is at least the third volcanic eruption in indonesia this year. the country has the most active volcanoes in the world,
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spread along sumatra and java islands. valdya baraputri, bbc news, jakarta. changes to the rules for travellers arriving in the uk have been heavily criticised by the travel industry. from tuesday, passengers will be required to show proof of a negative pcr or lateral flow test, taken no earlier than 48 hours before departing for the uk. downing street says the measures are necessary to slow the spread of the new variant of coronavirus. our business correspondent katie prescott reports. happy memories of holidays gone by. denis and his partner were looking forward to many more smiling pictures, but because of the changes to travel rules, he�*s thinking of cancelling their upcoming trip to tenerife. we thought one was manager but they want another one 48 hours before
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your return. a lot of it is the uncertainty as well. do you go on holiday and something changes dramatically again? and it�*s those sorts of concerns that are worrying the travel industry. we believe this would be a significant setback for demand this winter, real impacts on christmas. i think we'll see people now cancelling or postponing travel plans. and for a sector that hasn't had any revenue for 18 months, give or take a few months over the summer period, it's really significant indeed. the airlines do not make money in the winter, and so we've got a really difficult stretch ahead of us now. at london�*s heathrow airport this morning, travellers were pragmatic about the new testing requirements. yeah, that definitely, obviously, adds some inconvenience to myjourney, but i totally understand it. i used to do that anywayjust to come back and be safe, so i think it's a good way to go about it, if it means we avoid a lockdown, definitely worth doing a test. literally no skin off anyone's back to get tested. i maybe if we were a bigger family it| would have been more of a concern,
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but right now, it's more of a cost versus safety thing. - many of the people travelling from london st pancras to europe today will have to take a test when they come home. the big question, though, is how much these changes will stop people travelling, especially over the christmas period — a time of course when people do tend to move around to see friends and family — because, perhaps, of the uncertainty involved and the cost. as always, these decisions tread a fine line between protecting the economy and protecting public health. the measures will be reviewed in three weeks�* time on the 20th of december. let�*s have a look at some of the other developments in the coronavirus pandemic. denmark has become the latest country to see protests against new restrictions, brought in to slow the spread of coronavirus. confirmed cases of the omicron variant in denmark have tripled in the last 48 hours.
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there have also been protests in brussels — by thousands who oppose belgium�*s covid—19 pass, as well as plans to make vaccinations compulsory for healthcare workers and firefighters. it was a largely peaceful march, but some protesters threw fireworks and police used water cannon in one location. in south korea, hundreds of people have been queuing to get tested for the virus — as cases reach record highs of more than 5,000 daily infections. last wednesday the country reported its first cases of the omicron variant and tightened travel restrictions. tensions are high after indian security forces have killed at least 13 civilians in a botched ambush near the myanmar border. on saturday an army patrol opened fire on a group of miners returning home in nagaland after mistaking them for militants. angry villagers have set fire to vehicles belonging to security forces following the incident. our south asia editor anbarasan ethirajan gave us more details. on saturday evening,
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a group of coal miners were returning from the northeastern indian state of nagaland which borders myanmar, and the indian army says it was acting on a specific intelligence input and they asked a van to stop, but they did not stop. so they opened fire. they later realised there were six civilians killed in the incident. angry civilians then targeted army camps. that resulted in the further loss of lives. 13 civilians and a soldier were killed. they ordered an inquiry in this incident will be investigated. the indian government is also expressing shock and at the same time ordered an investigation. fresh violence has erupted on sunday because many villagers were still angry and attacked army camps in the district. two more civilians were reported killed.
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the government has imposed restrictions in the district to prevent further violence, but it also shows the challenges faced by the indian security forces as they deal with the many insurgent groups in the northeast of india. anbarasan ethirajan. the headlines on bbc news... the pope warns europe against �*narrow self—interest�* over the way countries treats migrants, during a visit to greece. the former republican us senator and presidential candidate bob dole has died at the age of 98. another 86 cases of the omicron variant are confirmed in the uk, as the government defends the decision sport, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here�*s karthi. hello and thanks forjoining us. formula one�*s drivers�* championship
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will be decided at next weekend�*s final race of the season after the saudi arabian grand prix produced one of the most dramatic races in years. the race was stopped twice after crashes, and had two chaotic re—starts. there was a heart—stopping moment for lewis hamilton when he crashed into the back of his title rival max verstappen — the dutchman had been trying to hand back first place after going ahead illegally. fortunately for the british driver, the damage wasn�*t bad enough to stop him, and once verstappen eventually let him go by, hamilton went on to claim the chequered flag. the rivals are now level on points, with verstappen only in top spot in the standings due to winning more races. after the race, max verstappen said...
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football: manchester united made a winning start to life under interim boss ralf rangnick after beating crystal palace 1—0 at old trafford. it looked like an improved performance from united was going to go unrewarded until fred scored a brilliant goal in the 77th minute. the brazilian struck a curling shot from the edge of the box for only his second goal of the season. it means united move up to sixth place in the english premier league and they have now recorded back—to—back wins for the first time since september. iam very i am very happy with the way that the team performed, the way they played, especially in the first half. it was exceptional, i thought. extreme high intensity and tempo. the only thing missing in that period of the game was one or two nil, but the way the team defended as a team the whole game, we had control of the game, so i am very happy with performance also with the result. a clean sheet, that is the most important part. in the day�*s other games, leeds and brentford drew 2—2,
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while aston villa move up to 10th place after a 2—1win over leicester city. and spurs continued their positive league form under antonio conte with a 3—0 win against norwich. chelsea have won the women�*s fa cup in a delayed final against arsenal at wembley. the 3—0 victory for emma hayes�*s side, which was played out in front of a crowd of over 40,000, means chelsea have completed their first domestic treble in england after also winning the women�*s super league title and the league cup last season. a huge achievement for the chelsea boss, emma hayes. imean, the i mean, the thing we are treble winners, amazing achievement, it really is. you cannot ask for anymore from the players. i am acutely proud of them, the staff, the club. we have built this team over a long period and i think today why we are champions. australia have picked their starting xi to take on england, three days away from the opening ashes test in brisbane. following the news earlier this week that alex carey would replace former captain tim paine as wicket—keeper, new skipper pat cummins confirmed
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that travis head had been picked ahead of usman khawaja to bat at number five. england have yet to pick their team but captainjoe root said all options were open. the russian tennis federation has won the davis cup after victories in the singles from both daniil medvedev and andrey rublev. rublev, who is the world numberfive, had given the russian tennis federation the lead over croatia with a straight sets win over borna gojo in the opening singles in madrid. the second singles match was between the current us open champion, medvedev, and the 2014 us open champion, marin cilic. medvedev beat cilic 7—6, 6—2 to give the russian tennis federation an unassailable 2—0 lead over croatia and a third davis cup title. zhao xintong has beaten luca brecel in the uk snooker championship 10—5
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at the york barbican. for decades, berlin has been a global hub for techno music. revellers have been willing to queue for hours to get into berlin�*s legendary night clubs. but the twin threats of gentrification and covid restrictions have forced many clubs to close their doors, threatening the city�*s long—standing rave culture. now a campaign has begun to lobby the united nations to grant berlin techno unesco world heritage status. i�*m joined now by german dj chris liebing who has been described as a titan in the techno scene for over two decades. he�*s in bruson in switzerland. so this is what a titan looks like, good to meet you. why is berlin so associated with techno, when it has
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its roots in other places like detroit, chicago and even here in the uk? ~ ~ ., the uk? when the wall fell in germany it — the uk? when the wall fell in germany it was _ the uk? when the wall fell in germany it was basically - the uk? when the wall fell in germany it was basically the l the uk? when the wall fell in - germany it was basically the dance floors of the clubs in berlin where everybody gathered, and there was no discrimination going on. it was not asked, are you from the east from the west, it was music that was truly global, had no roots in any nation or any other culture, so people could get together, be united on the dance floor, and there was a very specific for berlin because of the history, and it spread over basically from berlin over into the world. ~ ., ., ,. basically from berlin over into the world. ~ ., ., .,~ ., , basically from berlin over into the world. ~ ., ., ., , ., world. what do you make of this idea oft in: to world. what do you make of this idea of trying to secure _ world. what do you make of this idea of trying to secure world _ world. what do you make of this idea of trying to secure world heritage - of trying to secure world heritage status for techno music in berlin in particular? status for techno music in berlin in articular? ., ~ ., ., , particular? you know, i am basically -la in: all particular? you know, i am basically playing allover _ particular? you know, i am basically playing all over the _ particular? you know, i am basically playing all over the world _ particular? you know, i am basically playing all over the world back - playing all over the world back playing all over the world back playing in berlin is always very special. you still feel the history,
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the clubs that have been basically, used to be abandoned buildings in east germany, that had been taken other, places where people got together and basically experienced first—hand a certain kind of unity which, ultimately, is still very relevant today and is still happening today so, playing in berlin, i still have the same feeling as 20—30 years ago, and that is something that definitely needs to be preserved. halal is something that definitely needs to be preserved.— is something that definitely needs to be preserved. how healthy is the club scene in _ to be preserved. how healthy is the club scene in berlin _ to be preserved. how healthy is the club scene in berlin these _ to be preserved. how healthy is the club scene in berlin these days? - to be preserved. how healthy is the| club scene in berlin these days? not ve club scene in berlin these days? iirrt very healthy because as you mentioned, gentrification is one point an coronavirus is another point an coronavirus is another point and gentrification in that sense, the whole club scene in berlin, especially the techno club scene, has been very, very, very beneficialfor
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scene, has been very, very, very beneficial for berlin�*s tourism. clubs had been opened in places in berlin where nobody really wanted to live and it has turned out that these places became very popular, therefore more expensive, and clubs have a hard time staying in those places due to the higher rents, so it is actually very important to keep to those origins, keep them alive. ladle keep to those origins, keep them alive. ~ ., ., , alive. we will follow this campaign with interest, _ alive. we will follow this campaign with interest, thank _ alive. we will follow this campaign with interest, thank you, - alive. we will follow this campaign with interest, thank you, chris - with interest, thank you, chris leibing. scientists have discovered marine animals and plants living on plastic debris in an area of the ocean that�*s been called the great pacific garbage patch. many of the creatures are coastal species living thousands of kilometres from their usual habitats, on a patch halfway between the coast of california and hawaii. it�*s estimated that 80,000 tonnes of debris are distributed over 1.6 million square kilometres. dr linsey haram is the lead researcher who carried out the work at the smithsonian environmental research centre.
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she told us what had been found. these were discovered by our nonprofit collaborators and citizen scientists in the great pacific garbage patch. they were small debris items, plastic fragments, up to large abandon fishing nets. all sorts of species — crabs and barnacles, both native oceanic species and coastal species. which we did not expect to find. most of these species are attached to hard surfaces. it would be rocks or boats or dock pilings. so they essentially settle on plastic.
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now it�*s time for a look at the weather with stav. it has been a very cold weekend across the uk, some areas have been wet and we have seen further snow over the hills of northern england and scotland. into monday it stays cold with yet more rain and hail snow and tied in with this new frontal system working its way in from the west. i had a bit something a little bit quieter through tonight and eventually we lose that with a front bringing lots of wrinkle to the north—east of england and south—east of scotland but then this renal pile into scotland, western england and wales by the end of the night and turn increasingly to snow over the higher ground of scotland and perhaps north wales, too. but a cold night to come, particularly in the north—east. this band of rain will continue its journey eastwards through monday morning. eventually reaching the eastern side of england into the afternoon. again, pretty
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heavy snow there over the pennines for a while. eventually it will clear and leave a bright afternoon with sunny spells and scattered blustery showers, heaviest and best frequent in the north—west. it is going to be a cold day whatever you are. just about double figures in the south—west. then all eyes to the atlantic, the talking point of the week, a deepening area of low pressure hurtling towards ireland has been named by the irish met service as storm barra, the second named storm this season. ireland will see impact on the strong winds but across the uk we will see gusts of widely 50 mph, more on western coast, with some damage and disruption likely. it starts off dry across the east on tuesday but then that wet, windy weather starts pushing in eastwards. we could start to see some heavy snow falling over the pennines and scottish hills, up to ten centimetres and some of the most affected spots. it will be a pretty atrocious day with snow, heavy rain and strong winds. tuesday
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into wednesday, storm barra begins to weaken across the uk. you can see there are still quite a few isobars around, and into the afternoon it will start to ease down. we could see ghell —— ghell force winds across the south—west and the english channel, a blustery day for all with longer spells of rain, some of these wintry over the hills and still feeling pretty cold.
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barra, hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... the pope warns europe against narrow self—interest over the way countries treats migrants, during a visit to greece. the former republican us senator and presidential candidate bob dole has died at the age of 98. another 86 cases of the omicron variant are confirmed in the uk as the government defends the decision to re—introduce
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pre—departure coronavirus tests from tuesday. angry villagers set fire to vehicles belonging to security forces in north—eastern indian state of nagaland following the killing of 13 civilians in a botched ambush. now on bbc news, tom brada explores the record spike in anti—semitism facing jews in the uk. you may find some of the language in this programme offensive. i�*m tom, and i�*m a bbc journalist who also happens to be british and jewish. he's bleep jewish. i am proud of who i am, but the past year has been complicated and sometimes frightening. one of them came up the driveway there and started attacking me. in the first six months of 2021, there was a record spike in anti—semitism. from controversy around the middle east to conspiracy theories and the toxic environment of social
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media, manyjewish people are questioning how safe


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