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this is bbc news. i'm samantha simmonds with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. novak djokovic�*s court case against his deportation from australia is under way, after the world's top mens tennis player had his visa cancelled by the authorities there. at least 19 people, including nine children, die in a fire at an apartment block in new york city. the smoke spread throughout the building, thus, the tremendous loss of life and other people fighting for their lives right now in hospitals all over the bronx. assessing the damage after days of unrest — our reporter in kazakhstan is with soldiers trying to maintain security in the country's main city.
the show must go on as west side story is one of hollywood's big winners at this year's scaled down golden globes awards. well, it's not the court novak djokovic had in mind when he headed to melbourne for the australian open. but a judge in the city is now sitting to determine if the nine—time winner of the event gets any chance at all to defend his title. or if he decides the world's number one tennis player should be deported in keeping with the decision of australia's border force. djokovic arrived last week with a medical exemption from entry rules over covid vaccination, but his visa was cancelled at the airport. tennis australia chief craig tiley on monday defended his organisation from criticism and said rules and regulations were changed repeatedly. well, we're not going to lay the blame on anyone.
on the course of this journey, there was plenty of contradictory information, and we constantly were seeking clarity from day one to ensure that we did the right thing and that we did the right thing and that we were able to bring players into the country against our primary objective of everyone being safe. prime minister scott morrison denies there was any confusion regarding the matter. the matter is before the court, so i am not going to be making any comment on the matter before the court, and in relation to any other action the government may undertake. that is purely a matter before the courts at the moment. but in relation to the federal government's advice to tennis australia that was set out very clearly and november. i read the extract from this very podium. it could not be more clear. and let's speak to shaimaa khalil — shejoins us
live from melbourne. welcome to you. when can we expect a decision?— expect a decision? morning samantha. _ expect a decision? morning samantha, the _ expect a decision? morning samantha, the judges - expect a decision? morning i samantha, the judges hearing the samantha, thejudges hearing the arguments of the government right now and all through the morning he has been hearing the arguments from novak djokovic' legal team who essentially makes two main points. one, that the tennis star had done everything that was asked of him by tennis australia and was granted an exemption based on the fact that he contracted covid-i9 and the fact that he contracted covid—i9 and mid—december and that this exemption as far as he understood was valid and that he also received a document from the home affairs department saying that his travel declaration which included that exemption had been assessed and that he was then deemed to be allowed to enter australia quarantine free. they also made the point that he was not treated fairly when he arrived in melbourne airport on wednesday, that he was held for hours and was essentially told that his visa
had been revoked without being given enough time and a chance to consult with his legal team and with tennis australia. judge anthony kelly acknowledged both those points and at one point actually set himself, made the point himself that this exemption was provided by two medical panels and asked what more could this man have done? so we have seen that he agreed with those points that the lawyers were making, now he is hearing what the government has to say, why they deemed this exemption invalid and why they kept him for hours without giving him access to his legal team when he needed it, but i think the two clips that you have just heard there from craig tiley of tennis australia and the prime minister scott morrison really are at the crux of this controversy, the fact that there is so much confusion about which rules apply to whom. is a government rules, federal government, victoria
state government rules with tennis australia saying that they have been confused and caught in the middle of this but really at the centre and at the heart of this controversy is the world number one, who has been held up in an immigration detention hotel waiting for a judge now to decide whether or not he can participate in the australian open, only a few days away to defend his title. ﬁnd open, only a few days away to defend his title.— defend his title. and whatever the judgement _ defend his title. and whatever the judgement that _ defend his title. and whatever the judgement that is - defend his title. and whatever the judgement that is handed | the judgement that is handed down, it's not good to be the end of the story, is at? ida. end of the story, is at? no. whatever— end of the story, is at? no. whatever happens, - end of the story, is at? iirm whatever happens, there end of the story, is at? iiru whatever happens, there could be other legal steps, for example. if novak djokovic loses, let's say, then there is a question of whether his legal team is going to continue to fight this, or appeal, team is going to continue to fight this, orappeal, if team is going to continue to fight this, or appeal, if he doesn't, will there be a step on the government's part. think whatever happens we are going to still see some legal reaction of some sort, but also i think what is not going to go away is that sentiment, those high emotions, whetherfrom
high emotions, whether from support, high emotions, whetherfrom support, the fans that have gathered outside his hotel and now four hours have been gathering outside the court, or from other australians who have expressed initial anger when he announced that he was coming and he was given a vaccine exemption. remember australia has been under some of the strip covid-i9 has been under some of the strip covid—i9 rules throughout that pandemic, with of course people being urged to take their vaccinations are so many are still asking why he is allowed to come in when very obviously he has spoken about not wanting to get vaccinated and why he was granted that exemption. and why he was granted that exemption-— and why he was granted that exem tion. ., ~' ,, ., exemption. 0k, thank you, for now. let's bring you some breaking news and a court has sentenced detained leader aung san suu kyi to jail. she is on trial for combined maximum sentences of more than 100 years in prison. ousted and a military
coup, she is charged with illegally possessing and importing walkie—talkies. she denies all the charges. at least 19 people, including nine children, have died after a fire in a new york apartment building. many others are in hospital, some in a critical condition. the fire broke out in a duplex apartment spanning the second and third floors of the block in the bronx. officials believe it was sparked by a malfunctioning electric heater. nada tawfik reports. neighbours looked on with horror as heavy clouds of smoke engulfed the entire bronx apartment building. firefighters were on the scene within minute. as they battled the initial blaze from a lower level apartment, the rising smoke proved to be deadly. pitch black and my house in the daytime, they were putting up the fire and all you could see was this lake smoke from my
windows. was this lake smoke from my windowe— windows. just inhaling it, it's so thick and _ windows. just inhaling it, it's so thick and you _ windows. just inhaling it, it's so thick and you cannot - so thick and you cannot breathe, it's like you are being _ breathe, it's like you are being suffocated. in those chaotic moments, - being suffocated. in those chaotic moments, victims| being suffocated. in those - chaotic moments, victims were found on every floor. some struggle to breathe and others were in cardiac arrest. later, officials said it was a portable space heater that caused one of the worst fire disasters in new york's history. it disasters in new york's history-— history. it started in a malfunctioning - history. it started in a| malfunctioning electric history. it started in a - malfunctioning electric space heater. that was the cause of the fire stopping the fire consumed that apartment and part of the hallway. the door to that apartment, unfortunately when the resident left was left open, it did not close by itself. the smoke spread throughout the building, thus the tremendous loss of life and other people fighting for their lives right now in hospitals all over the bronx. dozens with life—threatening injuries are being treated at nearby hospitals. tragically a number of children have already
died and it feared the toll could still rise. or 121 units in this building have now been cleared out and residents have been sent to a nearby shelter and then they will be put in hotels for the time being. those high—rises home to a large immigrant community and officials say they will dedicate funds to help them recover what they have lost. we are all recover what they have lost. - are all feeling this, and we are all feeling this, and we are going to be here for this community, to help them navigate through this. crews are already _ navigate through this. crews are already on _ navigate through this. crews are already on site _ navigate through this. crews are already on site cleaning | navigate through this. crews l are already on site cleaning up the debris but much of what was lost cannot be replaced. today a day of mourning will be observed in kazakhstan. more than 150 people were killed during the last week's unrest. mass protests triggered by a hike of fuel prices quickly turned violent. as shooting has stopped, the authorities are now dealing with the aftermath of the mass disturbances. the bbc�*s abdujalil abdurasulov
sent this report from almaty. this is an operation to prevent looting. soldiers chase people out of the shopping mall. occasionally, they have two fire into the air to convince people to follow their orders. this building was attacked and robbed during their arrest. translation:— robbed during their arrest. translation: , ., , translation: they erased them all completely. _ translation: they erased them all completely. many _ translation: they erased them all completely. many have - all completely. many have nothing left to move on. this man came — nothing left to move on. this man came to _ nothing left to move on. this man came to visit _ nothing left to move on. this man came to visit his - nothing left to move on. this man came to visit his shop i nothing left to move on. this man came to visit his shop for the first time during the startled unrest. it was devastating for him to discover that most goods are gone except a few pieces of clothing. some people tried to resist when the looters were too aggressive.
translation: the looters were too aggressive. translation: ., ., , ., translation: the marauders that the buildin: translation: the marauders that the building on _ translation: the marauders that the building on fire. _ the building on fire. everything was in smoke. we tried to call firefighters but the phone lines were dead. the kazakh army — the phone lines were dead. the kazakh army have set up checkpoints to restore order. why did peaceful protest get so violent? some argue that it is due to politics. if violent? some argue that it is due to politics.— due to politics. if you look to an bi due to politics. if you look to any big city _ due to politics. if you look to any big city in _ due to politics. if you look to any big city in kazakhstan . due to politics. if you look to | any big city in kazakhstan you can find around the city is a lot of unemployment young people, and this is a potential aggressive mass. the authorities _ aggressive mass. the authorities of - aggressive mass. the authorities of ravana | aggressive mass. the authorities of ravana saying that they control the city known some jobs like these are already opening up, there are more people on the streets because they are less afraid of going outside. but of course it will take time before things can go back to normal. what many people are now asking, is whether the president will offer political changes to prevent new protests.
abdujalil abdurasulov, bbc news, almaty. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: no celebrity ceremony — the golden globes are announced online. we'll take you through the big winners. day one of operation desert storm to force the iraqis out of kuwait has seen the most intense air attacks since the second world war. tobacco is america's oldest industry, and it's one of its biggest, but the industry is nervous of this report. this may tend to make people want to stop smoking cigarettes. there is not a street that is unaffected. l huge parts of kobe were simplyl demolished as buildings crashed into one another. this woman said she'd been given no help and no advice| by the authorities. she stood outside the ruins of her business. j tens of thousands of black children in south africa have taken advantage of laws, passed by the country's new multiracial government, and enrolled at formerly white schools.
tonight sees the 9,610th performance of her long—running play the mousetrap. when they heard of her death today, the management considered whether to cancel tonight's performance, but agatha christie would have been the last person to want such a thing. novak djokovic's court case against his deportation from australia is underway, after the world's top mens tennis player had his visa cancelled by the authorities there. let's stay with that story now. anthony galloway is security correspondent with the sydney morning herald. he's in canberra. welcome to you, great to have you on the programme. court proceedings on the way, the judge hearing from the government at the moment. heard so farfrom novak government at the moment. heard so far from novak djokovic' lawyers, arguing what more could he have done? has visa
was approved by the tennis association. what you make of what has been said so far? it what has been said so far? ut has been an interesting day and as you say we're just tearing the government lawyers now on their response to djokovic' lawyers. has lawyers essentially argue two main points, he wasn't afforded procedural fairness, points, he wasn't afforded proceduralfairness, iep he wasn't given enough time to talk to lawyers, he wasn't given enough time to answer the questions of border officials when he arrived at the airport gate, and second, they dispute the federal government's contention that the correct interpretation of australia's health advice from the federal health advice from the federal health authorities is that a covid infection in the past six months is a valid exemption to not be vaccinated. so they are the two kind of things, the two main points that they are arguing at the moment. that
main points that they are arguing at the moment. at the heart of the — arguing at the moment. at the heart of the proceedings - arguing at the moment. at the heart of the proceedings today j heart of the proceedings today is whether or not the border officials that denied him entry had acted according to the letter of the law?- letter of the law? exactly. that goes _ letter of the law? exactly. that goes to _ letter of the law? exactly. that goes to the - letter of the law? exactly. l that goes to the procedural fairness argument. the issue for djokovic will be, even if they win that argument, or the federal government have to do is start the process again. the judge will reinstate the visa or rule that that was unlawful, but it's within the federal government's power to start the process all again and just make sure they afford djokovic procedural fairness the next time they do at. but it gets a bit more placated if thejudge makes a judgement on the actual issue of was the federal government's interpretation of its own rules, aida is a covid infection in the past six months valid exemption not to be vaccinated, did they interpret that correctly? if
the judge goes into that territory, who knows what could happen? djokovic may be allowed to walk free and compete in the australian open. this is about one man playing in the australian open but it has a broader implication and has a broader implication and has become a political tangle for the government. absolutely. and the questions _ for the government. absolutely. and the questions for _ for the government. absolutely. and the questions for the - and the questions for the federal government here are they allowed another player and another official to enter australia in very similar circumstances as djokovic. they were just a lot less famous than djokovic. and when they realised djokovic was coming because he put out an instagram post, they made sure they were border officials at the border ready to scrutinise all of his documents and reasoning for an exemption so, and no doubt public perception that special
rules had been allowed for, you know, the world number one, played on the government's mind here because it is fair to say that the average australian who has been, especially in sydney and melbourne, been locked down for months, and had all sorts of accent —— vaccine mandates, didn't take too kindly to djokovic waltzing into australia unvaccinated. thank ou for australia unvaccinated. thank you forjoining _ australia unvaccinated. thank you forjoining us _ australia unvaccinated. thank you forjoining us from - you forjoining us from canberra. american and russian officials will hold talks in geneva later at the start of a crucial week of diplomacy that could shape the future of ukraine and the security of europe. western allies want to stop russia from invading ukraine, but moscow is looking for concessions from nato. from geneva, here's our diplomatic correspondent, james landale. the stakes are high. russia has amassed 100,000 troops outside ukraine. the united states has
threatened severe economic retaliation if they cross the border, and at the same time, russia is calling on nato to pull back its own forces from eastern europe. russian diplomats arrived in geneva last night for their first fa ce—to —fa ce last night for their first face—to—face talks with american counterparts about the stand—off both sides different expectations. the western allies are focused on deterring russia from invading ukraine. there is one through diplomacy and dialogue on the other is through deterrence and massive consequences for russia if it renews its aggression against ukraine. and we are about to test a proposition about which path resident putin wants to take this week. but path resident putin wants to take this week.— path resident putin wants to take this week. but russia was toda 's take this week. but russia was today's talks — take this week. but russia was today's talks to _ take this week. but russia was today's talks to be _ take this week. but russia was today's talks to be about - take this week. but russia was today's talks to be about its i today's talks to be about its demands for nato to withdraw its troops from soviet countries and to rule out membership for ukraine. western officials say these demands are
unrealistic but president putin might use their rejection as a pretext for invasion stop others say is threatening war to secure the concessions. us officials say they might discuss curbs on military exercises and missile deployments. both sides played down expectations of a deal over ukraine or european security, but these talks may show if mr putin is serious about diplomacy or war. james landale, bbc news, geneva. let's have more on our breaking story — a court in military—ruled myanmar has sentenced detained leader aung san suu kyi to four years injail. we'rejoined by ko ko aing who is with bbc�*s burmese service. welcome to you and thank you for being with us. bring us up—to—date on what is happening in the court that we know of. my in the court that we know of. my understanding is that she was due to sentence from
walkie—talkies when the military staged a coup in february one last year. so basically they are saying she breached the import law for importing those walkie—talkies found in her home and also, this is the military saying it breached the communication law. she was sentenced for, convicted, and given two years. and also under the communication law she was sentenced one year. so this has to be concise rush consecutively so this is two years. also there is a natural disaster law which is when she appeared to greet her
supporters during the election time so altogether, she is to serve four more years. she has already been sentenced for four years before and then right after her conviction, the military leader reduced death sentence from four to two years. so now and addition of a four years which means the sentence she is going to serve for six years. sentence she is going to serve for six years-_ sentence she is going to serve for six years-— for six years. ok, thank you for six years. ok, thank you for the update _ for six years. ok, thank you for the update there. - steven spielberg's remake of west side story has won the golden globe for best motion picture at the ceremony taking place in los angeles. a scaled—back private ceremony has replaced the usual red carpet event in response to heavy criticism last year after it emerged that the voting panel — of around 100 people — had no black members. the coronavirus pandemic also affected the evening. we can now speak to the entertainmentjournalist kj matthews who is also a member of the hollywood
foreign press association. she joins us from los angeles. you were at the ceremony, still wearing your glitzy attire. i took of my earings. i literally had to rush home to do this live cross with you. yes, to answer your question, live cross with you. yes, to answeryour question, it live cross with you. yes, to answer your question, it was quite the scaled—down event. there has never been a golden globes like the one that happened on sunday night in beverly hills. it was about 90, maybe a little longer than 90 minutes, no red carpet, no celebrities, no acceptance speech celebrities. a sickly, it was a room of hollywood foreign press association members, including myself, which was a little over 100 people. they guests. then they also had the president and executives of various charitable organisations that the organisations have given to. these are organisations that have received grants. not many people know that the hollywood foreign press association gives out over $50
million, overthe association gives out over $50 million, over the past years. there are a lot of organisations out there that have received money and grants and they were there to present awards in various categories. so it was quite different. given the controversy surrounding the water, no television station, no red carpet, no celebrities. did they feel a little bit irrelevant, like, what is the point? it irrelevant, like, what is the oint? .. . irrelevant, like, what is the oint? , ., irrelevant, like, what is the -oint? , ., . irrelevant, like, what is the oint? ., , , ., . ., point? it was surreal. we had the president _ point? it was surreal. we had the president come _ point? it was surreal. we had the president come out - point? it was surreal. we had the president come out and i point? it was surreal. we had i the president come out and they were a couple of video segments. there were a couple of times throughout these 90 minutes that they would feel ad play video segments. there was a man on the street segment where they were trying to get people on the street to say where belfast was, what part of the world, because it was the favourite movie this year. things like that made it feel more like an awards ceremony but overall it was very different. the tone was much more serious, much more than giving back to the community so
it was very different. people also have to remember that we are in the midst of a pandemic where most of hollywood shows and film festivals are being either cancelled or delayed so yes, it was very different. [30 yes, it was very different. do ou yes, it was very different. do you think _ yes, it was very different. do you think that stars and people involved in the movie industry who were nominated and received awards, do you think they would want to accept them? we have seen people like tom cruise giving his awards back given the controversy surrounding the horrid —— hollywood foreign press association. horrid -- hollywood foreign press association.— horrid -- hollywood foreign press association. you know, they had _ press association. you know, they had a — press association. you know, they had a video _ press association. you know, they had a video segment - press association. you know, i they had a video segment from jamie lee curtis saying she loves the hollywood foreign press association and loves what they do when it comes to their grants et cetera. there are a lot of celebrities that would have loved to have come and take part of it but you know, there are still a lot of backlash against our organisation so people are still instance in themselves. it will take time. it has been a little less than 12 months since the scandal broke where we learn that there were no
like americans in this organisation, they had a lot of ethical lapses. since that time there has been tremendous change. they brought on 21 new members. six of those members are black. they brought on a new president, they changed bylaws, they brought on a new chief adversity officer who was there tonight. they partnered with their naacp. so lots of changes have been made, lots of changes have been made, lots of changes are still have to be made and you know, as in hollywood, you get cancelled and then you get cancelled. just briefly, you are one of the new voting members. what made you want to join? you made you want to “oin? you probably * made you want to join? you probably remember- made you want to join? you probably remember i - made you want to join? ym. probably remember i reported on it. i was so surprised that there was —— that they didn't have any black members was i have any black members was i have always been a person that believes that changes made from the inside, not from critiquing on the outside. when i had the opportunity tojoin, ijumped opportunity to join, i jumped at opportunity tojoin, ijumped at it because i knew that i could make an impact. it will take time but i'm really happy to be a part of this
organisation.- to be a part of this organisation. to be a part of this oruanisation. , ., ~ i. ., organisation. kj, thank you for “oininu organisation. kj, thank you for joining us- _ organisation. kj, thank you for joining us. minus— organisation. kj, thank you for joining us. minus the - organisation. kj, thank you for joining us. minus the earings l joining us. minus the earings but still with a glitzy dress. great to see you, as ever. day with us, plenty more to come. —— stay with us. hello again. sunday brought us a mixed picture of weather. there was a bit of rain across northern areas. we had some lovely winter sunshine across parts of the midlands, east anglia, southern england, parts of wales for a time as well but towards the end of the day, we did rather lose the bright skies in wales, replaced it with some thicker cloud and started to lose the visibility as well. now, right now, we're seeing cloud increase from the west as a warm front begins to push its way in. that is starting to push a bit of patchy light rain and drizzle in across these western areas, but temperatures are rising hour by hour, so it is increasingly turning mild. heading into the first part of monday morning, ten degrees there in plymouth, but cold in rural aberdeenshire — some of the deeper valleys,
about —5 degrees or so. through monday, this area of milder air is going to slowly creep its way a little bit further eastwards. with that, could be an odd spit of drizzle just about anywhere through the day, but it will be mainly focused across the west. some heavier rain, though, for western scotland, with strengthening winds here during the course of the afternoon. it is for these western areas that the temperatures will be at their highest — 13 degrees in belfast. further east, not quite so high temperatures, but they're still above average — highs of 7—9 degrees. through monday night and into tuesday, our warm front gets chased down by this cold front. behind the cold front, we get the colder air moving back in. so for tuesday, the murky weather will be across the south — mist and hill fog patches, a bit of light rain or drizzle from that system. further north, a fair bit of sunshine, northern ireland, northern england, wales, the midlands, too. a few showers, though, for the northwest of scotland. the temperatures just dropping away again across most parts of the uk, but mild in the south this time.
from wednesday onwards, high pressure builds to the south of the uk and with this high pressure, winds are going to be coming around that from quite a long way south. the mildest air will be heading in across these northern areas. but there will be quite a lot of cloud around — thick enough to give some spots of drizzle. no great amounts, but it could be quite damp at times for the highlands and the western isles, perhaps the northern isles as well. but it's here where we'll see temperatures in double figures. after a frosty start elsewhere, should be some sunny spells. but as the week goes by, a lot of quiet weather. there will probably be some dense patches of fog around as well across parts of england and wales later in the week. that's your latest weather.
to walk free and compete in the australian open. this is bbc news with the latest business headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. how have the recent unrest in kazakhstan affected the oil—rich nation's economy? italy tightens its restrictions for the unvaccinated in an effort to combat a surge of the omicron variant. plus — a window into the future. we show you the latest in tech from ces. we begin in kazakhstan where at least 164 people have died during violent anti—government protests,