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this is bbc news. i'm sally bundock, with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. new revelations in australia, as novak djokovic releases a statement. the tennis world number one says his agent mistakenly ticked a box saying he had not travelled in the two weeks before arriving in australia. borisjohnson will face mps today as pressure on him grows to explain a drinks party in the downing street garden during the first lockdown in may 2020. president biden makes a passionate plea for reform of voting rights describing it as a defining moment for us democracy. a helicopter, with four people on board, including a two month old baby, crashes in phildalephia, narrowly missing
a church and power lines. so, here's a story. they came to bel air for so, here's a story. they came to bel airfor a better education, simple. and bel—air's prince is back and he's fresher than ever. the �*90s comedy has been given a gritty reboot. a very warm welcome. let's start with the latest on novak djokovic in australia. and the tennis world number one has issued a statement to, as he puts it, "address the continuing misinformation about my activities and attendance at events in the lead up to my positive pcr covid test result," but admitted breaking isolation rules to attend an interview "was an error ofjudgement".
the statement also addresses the tennis star's incorrect travel declaration form for his entry into australia. he says, "this was submitted by my support team on my behalf and my agent sincerely apologises for the administrative mistake in ticking the incorrect box about my previous travel before coming to australia. this was a human error and certainly not deliberate." meanwhile, a spokesperson for the australian immigration minister, who still holds the power to cancel the player's visa, says: novak djokovic says he won't be making any further comment out of the utmost respect for the australian government and the current process. our australia correspondent, shaimaa khalil has been following the story
and she's in melbourne. a lot more for the immigration minister to consider here. absolutely. more information this time coming from novak djokovic, clarification about two main points of contention, really, one was his covid—i9 positive test, when he found out what he was doing before ad when he found out after, we now found out he knew on 17 december, he didn't know before that, he didn't know he was covid—i9 positive when he attended that tennis event with children in belgrade. we do know he knew about the infection when he attended or when he conduct that the interview with the french sports magazine on 18 december, he says he was wearing a mask except for the photo session. he says he tried to social distance but went ahead with the interview anyway and that is in violation of the isolation laws. the other
crucial bit of information, and this has to do with the travel declaration document, because yesterday we learned that the border officials, border force officials, have been investigating incorrect information. now novak djokovic has admitted there had been incorrect information provided which has to do with his previous travel before coming to australia, within the 1a days before coming to australia. he said that the information was submitted by his support team and that his agent sincerely apologised for taking the wrong box in that form. as you say, this now has to go to the immigration minister, two border officers, they are still looking into information provided by his team to give more clarification. but it is certainly also throws another level of uncertainty, how are they going to react to this, what will they take into consideration? remember, the judge who ruled in favour of
novak djokovic and reinstated his visa said he was unreasonably treated in the airport. he spoke about procedure. the travel declaration document is a crucial part of that receiver. we will see how they located and we will see how the immigration minister and his office react to this. in immigration minister and his office react to this.— office react to this. in the meantime. _ office react to this. in the meantime, time - office react to this. in the meantime, time is - office react to this. in the l meantime, time is ticking, office react to this. in the i meantime, time is ticking, it is the drawer tomorrow for the australian open. the australian 0 en australian open. the australian open stars _ australian open. the australian open stars on _ australian open. the australian open stars on 17 _ australian open. the australian open stars on 17 january. - open stars on 17 january. earlier today we were in the rod laver arena just behind me, he was training, we watched him train. he is definitely preparing. he was here yesterday preparing as well. in fact, he was on the tennis court a few hours after he was released from detention. he says he is focused on competing, focused on prepping, with only a few days before the beginning of the australian open. as it stands, there is no guarantee about exactly what will happen, if he will be able to defend his title, because we don't have a decision from the immigration minister yet. thank
ou so immigration minister yet. thank you so much- — immigration minister yet. thank you so much. shaimaa - immigration minister yet. thank you so much. shaimaa khalil- you so much. shaimaa khalil there in melbourne. anthony galloway is the foreign affairs and national security correspondent for the age and the sydney morning herald. hejoins me live now from canberra. thank you for being on the programme. given this new information, that novak djokovic has provided to the immigration minister, how do you believe this impact his case? ~ , , case? well, firstly, it impacted _ case? well, firstly, it impacted because - case? well, firstly, it| impacted because the case? well, firstly, it- impacted because the decision is not going to be made today stop i understand that up until djokovic's lawyers sent that fresh round of submissions to the minister, that he was likely to make a decision today whether he was going to deport djokovic or not. that has dilated by, ithink, at least 24 dilated by, ithink, at least 2a hours. i came confirmed that alex hawke, the immigration minister, is looking into both those two key points of contention that djokovic address in his statements. the fact that he participated in an
interview bridge quarantine requirements and the fact that he provided all his agent provided incorrect information on the travell form. ﬁnd provided incorrect information on the travell form.— on the travell form. and in terms of — on the travell form. and in terms of the _ on the travell form. and in terms of the politics - on the travell form. and in terms of the politics of - on the travell form. and in terms of the politics of alll terms of the politics of all this, how do you feel that is going to play out the pressure on prime minister scott morrison in terms of how this is going down in australia, the mood, but also between federal government and regional government?— government and regional government? yes, it is an interesting _ government? yes, it is an interesting one. _ government? yes, it is an interesting one. scott - interesting one. scott morrison, the prime minister, is facing an election in a few months, really, probably in may and probablyjumped on this issue when he realised djokovic was on the plane to australia, thinking he was not a winner because australians were overwhelmingly quite disappointed with the news that he was coming, because australians have been, you know, undervaccine australians have been, you know, under vaccine mandates and lockdowns over the past year and a bit during the
pandemic, but as this has dragged on for days and days it has turned into a bit of a buckle for the morrison government. there are those within the government that wants the immigration minister, alex hawke, to get a bit of a hurry on and make his decision, because they probably still think they might be on a winner, politically, if they deport djokovic, bus, as it drags on, is looking more and more messy. on a substantive point, they still think that they were absolutely right to act on this, that under australia's rules pray infection in the past six months with covid does not qualify as a valid exemption, so australian government is steadfast in abily. the important part is the court never ruled on that substantive point, but the orders were made by consent of both parties when the government realised it had a bit of an issue to do with procedural fairness.- procedural fairness. very briefl , procedural fairness. very briefly, anthony, - procedural fairness. very briefly, anthony, if- procedural fairness. very briefly, anthony, if the i briefly, anthony, if the immigration minister does
decide that the visa was given unlawfully, therefore tries to deport djokovic, could djokovic's legal team appeal that again?— that again? they absolutely can. that again? they absolutely can- the — that again? they absolutely can. the issue _ that again? they absolutely can. the issue for _ that again? they absolutely can. the issue for djokovicl can. the issue for djokovic this time is that the powers that are afforded to the immigration minister, this particular power is quite broad. he can do it on a very broad. he can do it on a very broad public health grounds on the basis that djokovic would be a threat to public health and you can read that very broadly in terms of the president would have been set by continuing to allow him in the country. the only real way or the significant opening for his lawyers to argue against this is if they could prove that the immigration minister didn't consider it properly, if they could somehow prove that he, i don't know, didn't even read the documents properly,
hence why alex hawke, the immigration minister, is painstakingly going through this process, because he wants to be seen to go through the due process.— due process. ok, anthony galloway. _ due process. ok, anthony galloway, foreign - due process. ok, anthony galloway, foreign affairs | galloway, foreign affairs national security report are based in canberra. we appreciate your input on this case. the british prime minister, borisjohnson, will face mps today as pressure on him grows to explain a drinks party in the downing street garden during the first lockdown in may 2020. eyewitnesses have claimed that both borisjohnson and his wife were among the 30 people present. but so far, mrjohnson has not said whether he was there. it's the latest in a series of revelations that have called into question the prime minister's leadership. here's our political correspondent helen catt. borisjohnson has so far refused to see if he went to a party in the downing street garden during the first lockdown in england or not. number 10 has said lockdown in england or not. number10 has said it lockdown in england or not. number 10 has said it won't
comment while a senior official investigates. but in a few hours' time austinjohnson will be at the dispatch box for prime minister �*s questions, unable to avoid it no longer. labour has said he must come clean, did he attend the brics event, yes or no. some conservative mps have made it very clear they want a categorical answer as well. if the prime minister knowingly attended a party i can't see how he can survive. a spokesperson for not attending a party butjoking about it as a party butjoking about it as a time of much lighter restrictions.— a time of much lighter restrictions. �* ., , , restrictions. anger has been . rowinu restrictions. anger has been growing across _ restrictions. anger has been growing across all _ restrictions. anger has been growing across all levels - restrictions. anger has been growing across all levels of. growing across all levels of the conservative party, from mps to party members to a major donor. mps to party members to a ma'or donor. ~ ., , ., donor. with any government there is an _ donor. with any government there is an area _ donor. with any government there is an area of— donor. with any government| there is an area of hypocrisy, rule breaking, and arrogance. how can they have a party for 100 people when other people are told differently? it
doesn't make any sense and it's just wrong. doesn't make any sense and it's just wrong-— just wrong. the snp's with mr leader says — just wrong. the snp's with mr leader says the _ just wrong. the snp's with mr leader says the prime - just wrong. the snp's with mr| leader says the prime minister should resign now. he leader says the prime minister should resign now.— should resign now. he really needs to _ should resign now. he really needs to understand - should resign now. he really needs to understand that. should resign now. he really needs to understand that he j needs to understand that he should go. we should be resigning tonight. and if he doesn't do that conservative mps need to hold him to account. mps need to hold him to account-— mps need to hold him to account. ., , ., have said that how mrjohnson performs today will be a key factor in forming their view on his future. that he is under pressure is certain, what happens next is much less so. helen catt, bbc news, westminster. let's get some of the day's other news. the canadian province of quebec has announced plans to become the first part of the world to impose a health tax on all those who refuse to be vaccinated against covid. the premier said the roughly ten % of residents who had not received a firstjab were imposing a financial burden on everyone else. it's emerged in the us that airports on the west coast were instructed to halt departures on monday night minutes after confirmation that north korea had launched another ballistic missile. an aviation official, without referring to the missile launch, said the shutdown only lasted minutes. pyongyang said the weapons test
involved a hypersonic missile. a power cut has left at least 200,000 people in the argentine capital, buenos aires, without electricity in a heatwave. temperatures have reached 45 celsius in some parts of the country. increased demand for air conditioning and electric fans has led to the partial collapse of the grid in buenos aires. president biden is calling it a defining moment for us democracy. he was in georgia, calling on the us senate to create national rules for early voting and voting by mail, and to restore state voting laws meant to prevent discrimination. this is one of the big drives of the biden administration after many republican—controlled states introduced tighter voting regulations after the last presidential election.
jim crow 2.0 is about two insidious things — voter suppression and election subversion. it's no longer about who gets to vote. it's about making it harder to vote. it's about who gets to count the vote and whether your vote counts at all. it's not hyperbole, this is a fact. look, this matters to all of us. the goal of the former president's allies is to disenfranchise anyone who votes against them, simple as that. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: the prince is back, but this time the �*90s tv programme that launched the career of global superstar will smith has been given a gritty reboot. 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.
this is bbc news, the latest headlines: new revelations in australia as novak djokovic releases a statement saying his team ticked the wrong box on his immigration form. borisjohnson will face mps today as pressure on him grows to explain a drinks party in the downing street garden during the first lockdown in may 2020. it's being hailed as a miracle. a helicopter carrying four people, including an infant, to the children's hospital of philadelphia has crashed in a residential neighbourhood. thankfully all of the passengers aboard avoided life—threatening injuries. mark lobel reports. this place of worship, scene of a miracle, now the final resting place
of a twin—engine medical helicopter after it crashed on the church's front lawn, carrying a two—month—old baby girl. but for her and fellow passengers, it's a story of survival. we hear a crash. and i thought it was a car crash. the pilot weaved his ailing aircraft through this densely populated pennsylvania neighbourhood, dodging powerlines, and avoiding restaurants and schools before landing on the ground and tumbling over. the best way to describe it is a miracle. i honestly, just, the pilot had a great command of the helicopter and was able to land it safely. he took the best interests of the community at hand to make sure there were no injuries, no property damage. so he did an excellentjob. the pilot is being hailed a hero, notjust for his incredible landing, but for helping his passengers out safely, despite his own injuries, before emergency services came to their rescue. my heart dropped. i was back at police headquarters, we heard the call out. and the first call i said no way, then the second and third,
i knew there was a problem. my heartjust dropped. the fire chief and i responded here on location and this is what we saw. again, it was a true miracle that everyone was out. and they were out prior to us getting here. with the passengers out safely, fire fighters worked to contain leaking fuel from entering drexel hill's water supply. as an investigation into the cause of the crash gets under way, the lucky baby did finish its intended journey, to philadelphia children's hospital, but this time, on the road. mark lobel, bbc news. now today's sports news. hello, i'm tulsen tollett and this is your sports news, where we start with the english premier league and southampton have climbed to 11th after a 4—1win at home over brentford. the saints got on the scoresheet early with jan bednarek heading in from a james ward prowse corner afterjust five minutes before brentford found an equaliser through vitaly janelt.
an alvaro fernandez own goal had the hosts ahead at half time before two more second half goals, including one from che adams secured the win. there's one match in the premier league later on wednesday with west ham looking to move fourth with a win over bottom of the table norwich. the canaries haven't won away to west ham since 1989. tottenham host chelsea in the second leg of their league cup semi—final later looking to turn around a 2—0 deficit from the opening match. spurs will be missing the injured son heung min and his manager knows it will be a difficult task to turn the tie around. we have to try to... to give everything tomorrow and to show great desire, great will, to fight, great personality to play against this type of, of team, and to show also that compared to the first game,
yeah, we can improve. holders algeria struggled to a goalless draw against sierra leone in their first group e match at the africa cup of nations, while in group d, mo salah's egypt were beaten 1—0 in their opening game with leicester city's kelechi iheanacho scoring the only goal for nigeria which came on the half hour mark. two—time winners ivory coast play their opening match on wednesday, the elephants go up against equatorial guinea and having missed out on world cup qualification they'll be hoping for better at this tournament. real madrid and barcelona will face off in the first semi—final of this year's spanish super cup in riyadh. carlo ancelotti's side who lead la liga will hope to inflict more pain on struggling barcelona with the winner to face either atletico madrid or athletic bilbao in sunday's final in saudi arabia. hobart will host its first ever ashes test when australia and england take to the field in the 5th game
of this year's series. the match which gets underway on friday was moved to tasmania from perth due to western australia's need for a long quarantine period and its expected a large crowd will be in attendance. you know, some people said there was no interest in test cricket in hobart and in the first day of tickets going on sale, we have the first three dales sold out and tasmanians love cricket, coming from all over the state to attend. they cannot wait for it to happen. — — the first three days were sold out. while day two of the third and final test between south africa and india gets underway in cape town shortly. after winning the toss and electing to bat india were dismissed for 223 as returning captain virat kohli top scored with 79. the proteas will resume on 17—1, still 206 runs behind in the first innings with the series level at 1—1. in the nba, the top two teams in the eastern conference, the chicago bulls
and brooklyn nets face up to each other later on wednesday, while the charlotte hornets fresh from beating champions milwaukee will look to back up that win over the bucks when they head to philadelphia and a match up with the 76ers. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me, tulsen tollett, and the rest of the team, that's your sports news for now. nbc�*s hit show the fresh prince of bell—air, which ran for 148 episodes over six seasons in the 1990s, is back, although this time without the laughter. a trailer for a reboot of the show, titled bel—air has been released, which like the orginal show is based on the life of a street smart teenager born and raised in west philadelphia who is sent to live with his wealthy uncle and aunt in bel—air. this time will smith, who played the original role will be the show�*s executive producer, with jabari banks playing the new will. let's take a look. jeff thompson, house manager.
will! aunt viv! ten years as a long time. let me show you around. hilary! will! let's go find you something fit for a prince. _ what did you think? 0h, mate, you look... we can now speak to clayton davis who is variety magazine's film awards editor. welcome to the programme. what do you think? i welcome to the programme. what do you think?— do you think? i think it looks like a very — do you think? i think it looks like a very fresh _ do you think? i think it looks like a very fresh and - do you think? i think it looks like a very fresh and you - do you think? i think it looks| like a very fresh and you take and i'm interested in seeing how a 1990 sitcom that was very funny back in the day gets a dramatic facelift, so to speak. the show is based on morgan coopehs the show is based on morgan cooper's viral video of 2019, which showed a version of the iconic sitcom. will smith is executive producing along with quincy executive producing along with quinchones and the original creators but it looks really
interesting and it does look serious but i don't think it'll be serious as the wire, and this show in the 90s was very funny but also had some very dramatic elements, the iconic will smith episode where he talks about his father and he cries, it was very emotional scene and i think we will have equal balance of that. talk scene and i think we will have equal balance of that.- equal balance of that. talk to us about the _ equal balance of that. talk to us about the timing - equal balance of that. talk to us about the timing of- equal balance of that. talk to us about the timing of this. l equal balance of that. talk to j us about the timing of this. it is about, you know, the time in the us now, the issues, black lives matter, et cetera and that's why there is not so much laughter, would you say? yeah, i don't laughter, would you say? yeah, i don't know— laughter, would you say? yeah, i don't know if— laughter, would you say? yeah, i don't know if it _ laughter, would you say? yeah, i don't know if it is _ i don't know if it is necessarily the tone of black lives matter, in terms of trying to capture the moment but i think it will be honest and true to what would it look like if we were in modern day today in a west philadelphia kid born and raised were sent to his rich aunt and uncle in
california, what would it speak to his own experiences, coming from an impoverished neighbourhood and now living in an elite society? i think it will also take a close look at classes in the first three episodes will drop on february 13 and then they will release them weekly after that and this will be a big get for p cox, nbc, and going toe to toe with netflix and amazon prime and apple plus tv —— peacock. this is original content. and apple plus tv -- peacock. this is original content.— is original content. and the ower is original content. and the power of — is original content. and the power of content, - is original content. and the power of content, will - is original content. and the | power of content, will smith picking up on content and here we are now?— we are now? this is one of the best bits _ we are now? this is one of the best bits about _ we are now? this is one of the best bits about it, _ we are now? this is one of the best bits about it, will - we are now? this is one of the best bits about it, will smith i best bits about it, will smith is spoken on his youtube channel and said his head something and said it was an idea that was brilliant and jumped into it. this is what social media can do well for us. —— will smith.
social media can do well for us. -- will smith.— us. -- will smith. clayton davis, thank _ us. -- will smith. clayton davis, thank you - us. -- will smith. clayton davis, thank you for - us. -- will smith. clayton davis, thank you for your | davis, thank you for your thoughts on that. it will be in to see. i will be back with business stories next. see you soon. hello there. on tuesday, sunshine returned to the northern half of the uk. and through the rest of this week, we'll continue to see differences north—south. but we've got a milder, stronger breeze picking up across scotland and northern ireland. england and wales, the winds are going to be much lighter, so we're more likely to have some frost here and increasing amounts of mist and fog too. now, it was pretty damp and grey for many southern parts of the uk on tuesday, but all that low cloud and damp weather is heading out into the english channel, so clearer skies are following on behind. and whilst it's chilly across parts of scotland and northern ireland, a frost more likely in england and wales. not just that, but we're seeing some mist and fog developing, particularly in this area where we have the yellow warning from the met office. and within that area, there are some very busy roads. so with some dense patches
of fog, driving conditions could be tricky in the morning. that's when we'll still have some fog around, but it should gradually lift through the day, and for many parts, we should see some sunshine coming through. some sunshine across northern ireland, southern and eastern scotland, much more cloud across the north—west of scotland, although it should be largely dry. quite windy, mind you, and temperatures probably reaching double figures in the north of scotland, nearer 7 or 8 degrees, i think, for england and wales, even with some sunshine. and we've got milder conditions across northern areas because we've got these strong winds coming all the way across the atlantic, around the top of this area of high pressure. and underneath that area of high pressure, this is where we're seeing the frost and the fog. so we start with another frost again on thursday morning, we may well find the fog a little more widespread, not just across some southern parts of england and the midlands, maybe into parts of wales and across northern england for a while. some of that could linger into the afternoon, but for many places, again, we should see some sunshine coming out. and it's a similar story again across scotland and northern ireland — cloudier weather in the north—west of scotland, a little bit damp, as well. still, those temperature contrasts really north—south across the uk.
where that fog is slow to lift, it will be quite a cold day. all that cold air is stuck underneath this area of high pressure. stagnant air, really, so fog is tending to become more widespread. and it may well drift its way up into parts of northern ireland and southern scotland. most of the fog, though, on friday will be across england and wales, and it could linger into the afternoon. some sunshine away from that fog and low cloud. and again, it'll always be milder across more northern parts of scotland.
hello again. this is bbc news, with the latest business headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. high inflation poses a severe threat to a recovery in the us jobs market. that's the warning from the chair of the us federal reserve. markets are braced for rate rises soon. the energy crisis that threatens our livelihoods could last another two years, says the boss of the uk's largest energy supplier, centrica. and have you ever though about how much water you use when you wash your hair? our guest says it depends on the products you use. we put the theory to the test. —— thought.