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welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines. dire warnings for the future of the planet — as the un's annual climate change summit, gets under way in egypt. research suggests the last eight years could be the hottest on record. we must answer the planet's distress signal through action and credible climate action. at least 19 people have died — after a passenger plane crashes into lake victoria in tanzania — during stormy weather. pakistan's former prime minister, imran khan, criticises the police for allegedly not investigating the gun attack
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against him on thursday. and — with the us midterm elections just days away, president biden and donald trump continue on the campaign trail, in the push to win crucial votes. hello and welcome to the programme — the cop 27 climate summit has begun in egypt with dire warnings about the state of the planet. extreme temperatures, wildfires, drought and flooding have all been made worse by the last eight years being the hottest on record, according to the world meterological organisation. the un secretary general antonio guterres insisted the summit had to produce "ambitious, credible climate actions". our climate editor,
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justin rowlatt, has the latest. cyclones ripped through madagascar earlier this year. floods displaced more than1 million people in nigeria last month, while another year of low rainfall pushed parts of somalia and elsewhere in east africa even closer to famine. our planet is sending a distress signal, the un conference in egypt was warned. the last eight years have been the warmest on record, making every heatwave more intense and life—threatening, especially for vulnerable populations. sea levels are rising at twice the speed of the �*90s, posing an existential threat to low—level islands states and threatening billions of people in coastal regions.
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representatives of more than 200 nations are attending the talks. it is essential progress is made, they were told. whilst i do understand that leaders around the world have faced competing priorities this year, we must be clear. as challenging as our current moment is, in action is myopic and can only defer climate catastrophe. but expect heated negotiations. egypt says the rich world needs to come good on its promises of cash to help developing countries cut carbon, and adapt to our changing climate. and there will be demands for money to help vulnerable nations with the climate—related impacts they are already experiencing. the fear is the talks could be deadlocked. the ukraine war has
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driven up food and energy prices worldwide. developed nations are expected to say they don't have cash to spare. many times we have been given commitments and promises, but we haven't been given action. and, of course, a promise that is broken, it kind of destroys the trust that we have in our leaders. you don't have to go far from the coast here in egypt to find vivid evidence of what's at stake. the red sea is home to some of the most magnificent and biodiverse coral reefs in the world. but coral is incredibly vulnerable to climate change. scientists say virtually all the world's coral reefs could be gone by the end of the century, possibly sooner. justin rowlatt bbc news, egypt. well, earlier i spoke
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to the boston globe's climate change reporter, sabrina shankman, about the many challenges facing the delegations at cop27. it is so much ground to cover but that is the case and every one of these meetings and what is different this year is some of the urgency behind this because with every year, we can the mine and less there is to make a serious packed and so, one of the things is really interesting this year that we have seen committed to today and formalises part of the plan for the next couple weeks is that damages are going to be a part of the agenda for the very first time and there will be an open debate over how can rich nations adequately help poorer nations which are by and large dealing with the brunt of the impacts of climate change but are the least responsible. that is going to be absolutely one of the key things that we see but it's also going to be a matter of strengthening past commitments in glasgow, the nations said that they're going to come back and really upped
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the ante on what they were going to be committing to and for the most part, we have not seen that happen. this would be a memorial to see a lot of these commitments rolling in now and if countries are failing to do that, then they would need to be some sort of moment of saying that it's time and you really need to do what you said you're going to do. with a matching the action of the rhetoric with some action and just picking up on the fact that they're having those discussions for the first time on loss and damages, it's one thing to have a conversation or discussion about this, is another thing for people to come to sensitive agreement and for rich countries to pay up the cash. absolutely. we have seen time and time again the countries of pledged to pay these kinds of funds and then they have failed. they have fallen short. so, i think a really good example of how these negotiations can fall short is what happened last year and the glasgow
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pact became to call. with call, there is no question about the rule that: admissions play in driving our global warming and yet, at the very last minute in the last negotiations, countries like india and china managed to water down this commitment from single going to phase out coal, dissing were we to phase down cold. which is very different kind of thing. so, when it comes to losses and damages where again, this is an issue that must be dealt with, is it going to be a strengthening agreement or will that be because this is a consensus process for everyone needs to be in agreement, for the were we to phase down cold. which is very different kind of thing. so, when it comes to losses and damages where again, this is an issue that must be dealt with, is it going to be a strengthening agreement or will that be because this is a consensus process for everyone needs to be in agreement, for their beauty. nineteen people have been killed after a passenger plane crashed into lake victoria in tanzania while attempting to land in stormy weather. the authorities say they that
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more than 20 people managed to survive the crash and have been taken to hospital. tom brada reports. huddled on the wings of the sinking plane. these are the survivors of a crash that plunged more than a0 people into the waters of africa's largest lake. disbelieving crowds gathered around the shoreline offering help and local fishermen ferried survivors back and forth to dry land. despite their efforts, many of the passengers were unable to be saved. translation: people managed to open the emergency door. i as you would try and rescue people, the water would search in and in the end, i was able to rescue seven people. the passenger plane took off from tanzania's capital in the east. it was heading for a city on the shores of lake victoria
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plummeted out of the skyjust a short distance from its destination. one of the survivors told the that there was heavy turbulence, we later found ourselves in the lake. water then entered the plane and those sitting near the front were covered by it. tanzania's prime minister went to visit the crash site and said those who have been rescued are in the hospital and not seriously injured. now, efforts are focused on developing a full picture of what happen. precision air, is one of tanzania's largest private airline, the company made for some uncomfortable questions as the full investigation comes under way. the mayor of the ukrainian capital, kyiv, has asked residents to make preparations to leave in case there's a total collapse of power supplies. vitaly klitschko accused russia
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of doing everything possible to deprive the city of heat, electricity and water. estimates suggest about 40% of ukraine's energy system has been damaged or destroyed in russian attacks targeting vital infrastructure. the mayor urged the capital's three million remaining residents to make contingency plans to relocate. translation: putin doesn't need us ukrainians. - he needs territory. he needs ukraine without us and that is why everything that is happening now is genocide. his task is for us to die, to freeze or to make us flee our land so that he can have it. i also want to urge to give residents to consider everything. and the worst case, if we are left without electricity and water, if you have extended family or friends outside of kyiv who have their own water supply and oven for heating, please keep in mind the possibility of staying there for a certain
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amount of time. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines. a new report warns that ukraine is in danger of running out of air defence weaponry to stave off russian air attacks. the royal united services institute says that western nations should increase their supplies to ukraine, and consider sending modern jet fighters to kyiv, which nato has so far resisted. italy's new far right government has prevented 35 men from leaving a rescue ship that's been allowed to dock in a port in sicily. about a hundred and a0 other people were allowed ashore. the new italian prime minister, giorgia meloni, has said she wants to crack down on people travelling across the mediterranean from north africa. mp aboubakar soumahoro, described the government's behaviour as illegal and inhumane. after a wave of anti
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government protests in iran, anti—government protesters facing the most serious charges to be executed as soon as possible. in a letter to the judiciary, they called for swift action european football associations say they'll continue to press the cause of human rights, days after the game's world governing body urged teams to stay out of politics ahead of the world cup in qatar. the tournment kicks off later this month. in an open letter, the football authorities in ten european countries said human rights applied everywhere.
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the new british prime minister, rishi sunak, is facing another headache — this time over his appointment of sir gavin williamson to the cabinet — at a time when the former education secretary was under investigation for a bullying complaint, after he sent angry messages to a senior colleague for not being invited to the queen's funeral. downing street has now called the messages �*unacceptable' — as our political correspondent iain watson reports. last month, a new prime minister promised a new approach and gave a firm pledge. this government will have integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level. on the same day, he brought his ally sir gavin williamson back into government. but we now know 2a hours earlier, rishi sunak been told that a potentially serious complaint had been lodged with conservative headquarters about sir gavin's behaviour. that complaint of bullying and intimidation came from the former chief whip,
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wendy morton, a senior member of liz truss�*s government. in a series of texts published in the sunday times, he accuses her of rigging the ticket allocations to the queen's funeral in september, to exclude mps who were critical of liz truss, something she denies. a number of his texts contain expletives. he refers to her as stupid and warns there is a price for everything. so, what did his ministerial boss make of this? that'ss not acceptable, he shouldn't have said it. he said he regrets doing so. so what are the consequences for him? he's given some context, which was that this was at the time of heightened frustration. downing street say the first time the prime minister saw sir gavin williamson's texts was in a sunday newspaper — and, yes, rishi sunakfinds their content unacceptable. but number 10 will not comment further into while the conservative party is looking into the official complaint against sir gavin. but opposition parties are not holding back. liberal democrats have called for him to be sacked, and labour say the issue here isn't gavin williamson's judgment, it's rishi sunak�*s. rishi sunak was making
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decisions simply in his narrow, short—term interests as far as the party leadership was concerned, not the national interests. the prime minister has already faced criticism for bringing the bombastic establishment outside of donald trump has defied the pollsters to take the keys to the oval office. i feel great about the election results i voted for him because i generally feel he cares about the country stop with keeping the candidates name always in the public eye that counts. success or failure depends not only on public display but on the local campaign headquarters and the heavy routine work of their women volunteers. berliners in both east- and west and danced around
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liberated territory. and with no way to. stop them, it wasn't long before the first attempts are made to destroy the - structure itself. dominated the palestinian causes died, the palestinian authority has declared a state of mourning. after 17 years of discussion, with the result was greeted with an outburst ofjoy with ministers who foot for only grudgingly accepted among the ranks of clergy suddenly felt welcomed. dire warnings for the future of the planet — as the un's annual climate change summit, gets under way in egypt. research suggests the last eight years could have been the hottest on record. at least 19 people have died — after a passenger plane crashed into lake victoria in tanzania, while attempting to land in stormy weather.
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to pakistan now where the former prime minister, imran khan, has criticised the police for allegedly not investigating the gun attack against him on thursday he has also accused the country's prime on thursday. he has also accused the country's prime minister, the interior minister and a top general of the pakistani army for attempting to assassinate him. the officials deny the claims. i asked samina yasmeen, the director of the centre for muslim states and societies at the university of western australia, about the impact of mr khan's accusations, on the political situation in pakistan. the political situation in pakistan is very volatile and there's so many allegations and counter allegations that are floating around in different theories about really what happened and who attacked him, was there an attempted assassination. he has alleged that the prime minister and general are behind it.
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and more recently, he has also been criticising that the police have not register the case. other sources say that he wants the case to be taken forward whereas the government and power has basically said that it's going, got nothing to do it where people tend they will not be able to protect them and again, because it is important job, they want punjab police to register the case but the police is unwilling to register thisjust because imran khan says that it is very volatile picture and ideas are coming in again and allegations against the military. sorry to jump in there, and i'm sorry to cut you
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off, butjust to get your ideas on the facts that given the situation, we havejust described, what is the response been from his supporters? are you likely to see more protests on the streets and into the sins of volatility as you just talked about? absolutely. in pakistan, imran khan leads a narrative, he constructs it encourages people to believe in it and a lot of people do believe in it and so, that's what i just think even though the whole of whether or not people are alleging a responsible are really responsible, if you look at the twitter feed and social media, it's very clear that his supporters believe in that and they're willing to do anything and so, he is called for demonstrations to start again from tomorrow and the chances are that people will come out on the streets and he will try to pressure on the government because of this popular support behind him. and i will further complicate the picture because then it is anyone's guess as to what is going to happen, will people go out and so,
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because more complications. that's exactly what i want to put to you. i do you see this playing out over the next couple of days and weeks given the fact that as you've talked about, demonstrations may well be in pakistan? demonstrations in the military will have to decide how it wants to respond to it and they're looking very angry at the fact that imran khan has decided or alleged senior officials to be involved in an imran khan is insinuating that the military is partly behind him and so, judiciary is going to get involved and of course, the current government is not going to let imran khan hold the whole country hostage. so, that leads to a very complicated situation and quite unstable situation in the next few days but i would say even in the next few weeks.
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us political leaders have been hitting the campaign trail in the final hours before crucial midterm elections. donald trump and joe biden have both been lending their weight to their chosen candidates�* rallies over the weekend, with separate rallies in the key battleground state of pennsylvania. donald trump has also been to florida and he called on electoral reform suggesting this would stop elections being �*rigged'. and everywhere, the republican party has the chance, we must pass critical election integrity reforms, including universal voter id, citizenship confirmation. they don't want that because they are my people to know that they don't happen to live in our country. no more fake drop boxes, no private money pouring into local election offices. and ultimately, we need very simply
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same—day voting with only paper ballots. that is all we need. we are just two days away from those important midterm elections in american history and we need a landslide so big that the radical left cannot rig it or steal it. the midterms are typically considered a referendum on the first two years of a us president's term in office — with the party in power often taking a beating. that's why many are calling the votes on tuesday some of the most important in years. christian fraser — who's in the bbc�*s election results studio in washington dc — takes us through the races that will be crucial to watch. a midterm election is a barometer of the mood, a verdict on the presidential performance thus far the results of the midterm
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election will dictate whatjoe biden can achieve for the rest of his term. there are some key battles to watch. here are a couple for you. this will be the one that we focus on on tuesday night. pennsylvania, an open seat that belong to republicans and it's the republicans big, a tattooed six foot eight a harvard graduate, usually dresses in a hoodie and shorts but in may, he suffered a stroke and with that, went to ten point lead in the polls. his opponent known as doctor oz from the oprah winfrey show is dismissed by democrats as a carpetbagger from newjersey. but he has capitalised onjohn�*s advertisements from the debate and this may have tipped it in his favour. let's talk about the elephant in the room, i had a stroke and he's never let me forget that. and i might miss some words during this debate, which two words together, it knocked me down, but i will keep getting back up. income storage.
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as a republican governor into democratic senators. in 2020, georgians voted for this man, rafael warnock who is bidding his first full term in office. but he is in an almighty fight with the former nfl star, herschel walker was backed by donald trump. walker is an flawed candidate because despite campaigning is pro—life, the reports suggest he pay for not one but two women to have abortions. allegations he continues to deny. of 596 republicans running for state white or federal office, 307 have raised doubts about the validity or the integrity of the 2020 election. in one of them is carrie lake, was running for the governor in arizona. against the secretary of state currently in charge of elections, katie hobbs. another is dug, running for governor in pennsylvania against democratic attorney general and pennsylvania josh schapiro.
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the previous world—record jackpot was set in 2016, when $1.59 billion was split between three powerball players. that's all for now — stay with bbc news. hello. river flows across the uk have been responding to the much—needed rainfall we have had this week. for some, though, it has been a bit too much all at once. in kent and sussex in particular where only six days into the month, we have already had double the normal november rainfall in a few spots. that will help to top the reservoirs up, it will take a little bit longer, but more rain to come, some heavy showers across the south—east through the night and into the morning, and then the rest of the week with low pressure dominating to the west. for monday, though, it is throwing weather fronts and plenty of moisture our our way in terms of cloud. cloud and outbreaks of rain across most parts of the uk through monday will come and go. most persistent through the cumbrian fails, dumfries and galloway, and across snowdonia. there will be some brighter spells towards southern
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england and northern parts of scotland, especially. but even though we have got excessive amounts of cloud, the winds coming from the south—west, temperatures above where we should be at this stage in november, 12 to 15 degrees. those wind strengthened through the evening, a spell of squally rain will keep some of you awake monday night into tuesday, wind gusts through monday night could be around 40, 50, maybe 60 miles an hour at times before that band of heavy rain gradually clears towards the east. and then it puts us into a straightforward mixture of sunshine and showers, and the temperature stays on that mild side. this is how we start tuesday, ten to 13 degrees. just to give you a bit of context, this is where we should be by day at this time of the year. this is the chart for tuesday, low—pressure to the north—west, around it we will see plenty of bands of showers pushing their way in but compared with monday, that will be more sunshine, so sunshine, showers, sunshine, showers, it will be one of those ever—changing days. staying dry for longest if not completely dry in parts of northern scotland and some in eastern england, again, temperatures above where we should be for this stage in the year. wednesday, the winds shift a little bit to more of a westerly direction. so, early showers around the english channel will fade and some south—eastern areas
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will get through the day largely dry, if not completely dry, showers more frequent in parts of scotland, northern ireland and north—west england. a touch fresher on wednesday but through wednesday night into thursday, the next deep load for the north atlantic starts to drag up ahead of these weather fronts some very mild air all the way from the mid—atla ntic. that will bring warmer conditions any time of year but this time of the year it will bring lots of cloud around. of rain and drizzle in the west but that cloud will start to break up later in the week with a bit more sunshine and temperatures still continuing to climb.
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you're watching bbc news. the headlines follow at the top of the hour, after this feature programme. hello. today, we're asking whether it matters that the world's richest man now owns twitter. elon musk is the latest american billionaire to take control of an influential social media platform. should we care? and we'll also hear from journalists with the bbc�*s africa eye investigations team about how open source journalism allowed them to uncover the truth behind tragedy on the moroccan—spanish border.


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