welcome to bbc news, i'm lucy grey. our top stories: theranos boss elizabeth holmes is sentenced to more than 11 years for medical diagnosis fraud. climate talks are extended as nations argue over who should pay for the destruction caused by global warming. qatar bans the sale of alcohol in world cup stadiums just two days from kick—off. twitter closes its offices to staff until monday: the white house expresses concerns about user data. and "gross sabotage": the verdict of the swedish prosecutors investigating the series of blasts that damaged the nordstream pipelines in september.
welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. the founder of theranos, elizabeth holmes, has been sentenced to over 11 years in prison forfraud by a court in california. she was found guilty on four counts of conspiracy to defraud investors earlier in the year. holmes had claimed that her company had found a revolutionary way to use blood test data, but many of those claims were found to be false. james clayton reports from san francisco. when elizabeth holmes arrived at court today, she hoped the sentence you received would be lenient. instead she was given 11 years. she broke down in court after sentencing, a spectacular fall from grace for the former billionaire. ﬁnd spectacular fall from grace for the former billionaire. and we would like _ the former billionaire. and we would like to _ the former billionaire. and we would like to see _ the former billionaire. and we would like to see a _ the former billionaire. and we would like to see a world - the former billionaire. and we would like to see a world in i would like to see a world in which every person gets access to this type of basic testing. elizabeth holmes had an idea that turned her into a billionaire. that she could create a machine that she
called addison, which could detect hundreds of diseases with just a few drops of blood. the pitch convinced some very important people. media tycoon rupert murdoch invested, henry kissinger was on the company was my board. she was even on the front cover of forbes. she could do no wrong. but inside this building, theranos�*s lab headquarters in silicon valley, there was a major problem. tekka simply didn't work as been claimed. the retail giant walgreens had a contract with theranos to diagnose patients. this is erica chung, whistleblower at theranos. we let them whistleblower at theranos. - let them know, hey, we reran your patient�*s sample and we are not actually positive about what the diagnosis is. this are not actually positive about what the diagnosis is.- what the diagnosis is. this is someone's — what the diagnosis is. this is someone's health _ what the diagnosis is. this is i someone's health information? exactly, this is not an app crashing, this is not someone's food delivery coming late, it is just a different ballgame. the company went from having an £8 billion valuation to being worth nothing. this woman lost
a chunk of her life savings. i think 11.25 years makes sense, and i think it is fair, considering all the facts of the case. considering all the facts of the case-— considering all the facts of the case. . , ., , ., the case. elizabeth holmes had an ued at the case. elizabeth holmes had argued at trial _ the case. elizabeth holmes had argued at trial that _ the case. elizabeth holmes had argued at trial that she - the case. elizabeth holmes had argued at trial that she had - argued at trial that she had always attempted to create a genuine product, and that she never intended to commit fraud. injanuary a never intended to commit fraud. injanuaryajury never intended to commit fraud. injanuary a jury disagreed. in january a jury disagreed. she injanuary a jury disagreed. she had hoped to be given house arrest — elizabeth holmes has a young child and another one on the way. a series of photos were given to court by her partner, showing the happy family life that would be destroyed if she were given a custodial sentence. the judge, though, gave her no reprieve. the world works in certain ways, until a new great idea comes along and changes everything. comes along and changes everything-— comes along and changes eve hina. ., ., , everything. elizabeth holmes has become _ everything. elizabeth holmes has become a _ everything. elizabeth holmes has become a household - everything. elizabeth holmes. has become a household name. documentaries, podcasts, even a hulu series have been made about her and the culture of faking it until you make it in silicon valley. perhaps now
executives will be more careful when hyping up their products. james clayton, bbc news, silicon valley. talks at the un climate summit in egypt hang in the balance after delegates were given an extra day to negotiate on funds for poorer countries being ravaged by the climate crisis. the maldives, which is among those most affected by global warming, said the meeting was very close to a deal. however, a european union plan for a special fund for the most vulnerable nations hasn't got the backing of china and the us, who would be expected to contribute. our climate editor justin rowlatt is in sharm el—sheikh. tropical storms in the caribbean. drought in kenya. floods in pakistan. the science says these weather events are being made more severe by climate change. so, who should pay for the loss and damage they cause? that is the question here in egypt. vulnerability should not become a death sentence
and that is what it is slowly becoming for countries that are in the frontline of climate impacts that we did very little to create. we did not create global warming. no media, sir, please. in these talks, developing countries have insisted on a dedicated fund for this loss and damage. developed countries said no — then late last night, the eu said it would agree, but there were conditions. we need to reduce the amount of damage by reducing emissions and putting that into the deal. we need a broader base of funding. we need other countries. saving the planet from disastrous consequences... the eu says it shouldn't only be wealthy countries that pay, and it's got a point. take a look at how the emissions of the world's biggest polluters has changed over the last four decades. china has overtaken the us to become the world's top polluter and, look at this, india is now in third position. but china and india have always said
they are developing countries with huge populations and shouldn't have to contribute, so now there is a whole new set of issues under discussion. there is still a lot to be figured out. you've got over 200 countries trying to address multiple items at the same time and it's a difficultjob, as you can imagine. it's not easy. these talks were supposed to have ended this afternoon. it now looks like they will continue long into the night. justin rowlatt, bbc news, sharm el—sheikh, egypt. let's get some of the day's other news. malaysians are voting on saturday in a closely fought election that was called ahead of schedule by the prime minister, ismail sabri yaakob. his party, unmo, is hoping to consolidate its hold on power despite the jailing of its ex—leader, najib razak. the lowering of the voting age from 21 to 18 will enable millions of young people to cast their ballots for the first time. mourners have poured onto
the streets of the gaza strip for the funeral of 21 people killed in a fire in an apartment block. at least eight of those who died were children. most of the dead were members of the same family. it's not yet clear what caused the blaze on the top floor of a residential building. manchester united say they are taking "appropriate steps" after cristiano ronaldo gave an interview in which he said he was "betrayed" by the club. the portuguese forward said he had "no respect" for manager erik ten hag, and claimed he was being forced out of old trafford. ronaldo is now in qatar as portugal's captain in the world cup. talking of the world cup, with just two days to go before the tournament starts in qatar, football's governing body, fifa, has banned the sale of alcohol to fans inside the stadiums. it's a last—minute u—turn on a deal signed with qatar 12 years ago. budweiser, which had signed a multimillion—dollar deal for rights to sell its beer at the matches, says there's nothing it can do about it. from qatar, here's our sports editor dan roan.
the qatar world cup had already been shifted to winter — today at the 11th hour, another unprecedented shift of the goalposts. having told fans that beers would be available at stadia in a country where alcohol sales are tightly controlled, local pressure led to a late u—turn. in a statement fifa said: budweiser, which paid £63 million to sponsor the world cup, tried to make light of the situation in a now deleted tweet, but they could take legal action, and this evening fans already here were unimpressed. i don't think it necessarily bodes well, given they have had 12 years to think about these kind of things and are changing it last minute. i think people will be more upset at the u—turn
than not being able to drink. just 2a hours ago at a legacy event in doha, the man responsible for delivering the world cup told me all was on track. we're ready, the team's ready, the operational team is ready, everything else is going on. we've always talked about football beyond the stadiums. the players are here, everybody�*s here, the excitement for the world cup is coming along. we've always talked about the world cup being a platform to bring people together, a platform to push forward progress for change and so on. this is what it's all about. but today's u—turn is just the latest controversy to hit an event that was meant to be the perfect advert for this immensely rich gulf state. suspicion marring the build—up ever since fifa voted for it 12 years ago, despite extreme summer heat and no footballing history. the hosts denying allegations of corruption. but no matter how implausible it may seem to so many, the first world cup in the middle east has arrived. just as doha has risen from the desert over the last 30 years, no less dramatic has been the way that a host of new stadia and huge amounts of infrastructure
have been built for this ground—breaking world cup, one that the hosts hope will elevate the status of their country. but it's the human cost of such colossal investment that's brought with it unprecedented levels of scrutiny. thousands of migrant workers have died in qatar since 2010, and while organisers insist very few are due to working on stadium construction, campaigners say official data is not reliable and recent reforms don't go far enough. today, a vocal critic of the tournament told me how he felt about being here. there's this kind of queasy feeling around it at the moment. there are significant issues around this world cup, obviously, with human rights issues, what's happened with the building of the stadiums and workers' rights and homophobia. well, i think it is tainted.
gary roan reporting. the white house has urged twitter to explain how it's ensuring the safety of user data after mass resignations at the firm. employees have been told by email that they can't get into offices, and have had their badge access disabled until monday. twitter�*s new owner, elon musk,
has told staff they must agree to work long hours at high intensity or leave. we can now speak to ex—twitter employee sarah roberts who worked as a researcher improving content moderation until she left earlier this year. hello earlier this year. to you, sarah. hello earlierthis ear. to ou, sarah. ., hello earlierthis ear. to ou, sarah. e you hello to you, sarah. hello. can you explain _ hello to you, sarah. hello. can you exolain a — hello to you, sarah. hello. can you explain a bit _ hello to you, sarah. hello. can you explain a bit about - hello to you, sarah. hello. can you explain a bit about what i you explain a bit about what yourjob you explain a bit about what your job was you explain a bit about what yourjob was at twitter? i you explain a bit about what yourjob was at twitter? i am a university _ yourjob was at twitter? i am a university researcher _ yourjob was at twitter? i am a university researcher and i yourjob was at twitter? i am a | university researcher and under university'researcher and'gnder circumstances, but i had most circumstances, but i had the opportunity to join twitter to work on improving the content moderation tool that is used by the legions of individuals who toil on the content moderation process for twitter, or did at least until recently. twitter, or did at least until recently-— twitter, or did at least until recentl . ., ., ., recently. so what do you do, how does — recently. so what do you do, how does it _ recently. so what do you do, how does it work? _ recently. so what do you do, how does it work? how i recently. so what do you do, how does it work? how does j how does it work? how does content moderation - how does it work? how does content moderation work? i how does it work? how does i content moderation work? yeah, how does it work? how does i 0 lot mt moderation work? yeah, how does it work? how does i 0 lot of moderation work? yeah, how does it work? how does i 0 lot of people ition work? yeah, how does it work? how does i 0 lot of people use | work? yeah, how does it work? how does i 0 lot of people use twitter yeah, how does it work? how does i 0 lot of people use twitter and i1, a lot of people use twitter and we have no idea what is going on behind the scenes in terms the moderation? ,
the mod1at:ion? , the mod1at ma'or , the mod< at ma'or social moderation at major social media firms like twitter is a combination of computational tools and massive forces of human beings who work on the front lines to enforce the rules of the platform, as well as to ensure that things that ought to stay off, —— or to stay up, stay up. and they do this dozens of times a day, they make decisions, they enforced the policy and the rules and in some cases legal mandates around the world. ﬁnd mandates around the world. and now that more _ mandates around the world. and now that more than 50% of the staff have left there is concern about this, a lot of concern?— concern? the concern is throughout _ concern? the concern is throughout the - concern? the concern is. throughout the company, concern? the concern is i throughout the company, a function like content moderation is not an isolated activity, and it reaches across the entire company through the technical aspects, the legal and policy aspects, to the actual implementation of the activity. not only have people left the company, elon musk�*s first grand... what, act as
owner was to fire a massive portion of the company. and he did it without any knowledge transfer whatsoever. so he really actually hamstrung himself out of the gate. he said he is _ himself out of the gate. he said he is not worried, and the �*zf’ people have said he is not worried, and the 22—22 people have stayed? said he is not worried, and the 2222 people have stayed? i best people have stayed? i guess according to him, i mean, he is doing some very strange vetting of that, asking individuals to print out pages of code, ostensibly for him to review. anyone who knows anything about technical matters knows there is nothing to be seen in contactless pages of code. i can also tell you just by the people that i know who have left, most of the best and brightest have actually been fired or have quit. so what is the _ been fired or have quit. so what is the impact of that? just explained to us what the white house is talking about when it is talking about its worries around user data? well, it takes an _ worries around user data? well, it takes an army _ worries around user data? well, it takes an army of— worries around user data? well, it takes an army of people i worries around user data? well, it takes an army of people to i it takes an army of people to do things like keep data safe, whether that is from running the data centres where the data
are actually stored, to ensuring that all the legal mandates are met around keeping data safe, things like the gdpr in the eu and other regulations around the world. elon musk fired just about everyone involved in those processes, he fired from the very start, he fired from the very start, he fired the chief legal officer of the company, and then all the way down, he fired the trust and safety officer, i guess that person left voluntarily although it is hard to say under these circumstances. and he fired hundreds of rank—and—file employees whose job it was to safeguard user data among other things. so i think the white house �*s right to be concerned about who is guarding this henhouse right now. it seems like, call it a skeleton crew is probably overstating the case. there is hardly anyone left to keep the lights on. ﬁnd left to keep the lights on. and 'ust left to keep the lights on. and just really _ left to keep the lights on. and just really quickly, _ left to keep the lights on. and just really quickly, do you expect twitter to fail? do you
think it will no longer exist sometime soon? mi think it will no longer exist sometime soon?— think it will no longer exist sometime soon? all the people who have the _ sometime soon? all the people who have the capacity - sometime soon? all the people who have the capacity to i sometime soon? all the people who have the capacity to keep l who have the capacity to keep the thing up from a technical perspective are largely gone, so we can either await a technical infrastructural failure or we can continue to watch as elon musk miss manages his way through his $41; billion acquisition. i guess it is anyone's guess which one will cause failure first.— cause failure first. thank you so much _ cause failure first. thank you so much for— cause failure first. thank you so much for talking - cause failure first. thank you so much for talking to i cause failure first. thank you so much for talking to us. i stay with us on bbc news. still to come: we bring you a special report on the nord stream gas pipeline explosions earlier this year. investigators are calling them "gross sabotage". benazir bhutto has claimed victory in pakistan's general election and she's asked pakistan's president to name her as prime minister. jackson's been released
on bail of $3 million after turning himself in to police in santa barbara. it was the biggest i demonstration so far of the fast—growing _ european anti—nuclear movement. the south african government has announced that its opening the country's remaining whites—only beaches to people of all races. this will lead to a black majority government in this country and the destruction of the white civilisation. part of the centuries—old windsor castle, - one of the queen's residences, has been consumed by fire for much of the day. - 150 firemen have been battling the blaze, i which has caused millions. of pounds' worth of damage. this is bbc news.
donald trump has angrily condemned the appointment of an independent lawyer to investigate cases against him as appalling, corrupt and highly political. the us attorney general has appointed a former war crimes prosecutor as special counsel to handle investigations into the former us president. jack smith will rule on whether criminal charges should be filed against the former president relating to the removal of top secret documents to his florida residence and to the january 6th capitol riots. i january 6th capitol riots. have been going through investigations i have been going through these investigations and hope is an scamps from the day i came down the escalator at trump tower, and you really say enough is enough, got to get back to work, not to prove that we have a great country again, because right now it is not great, right now it is not great, right now it is not great, right now it is a laughing stock all over the world. we have had it, the people of the country have had it. our north america correspondent david willis is following the story. hello to you, david. talk us through his reaction. president
trump now _ through his reaction. president trump now a — through his reaction. president trump now a presidential- trump now a presidential candidate, lucy gave a response to the news of the appointment of a special prosecutor, special counsel to oversee investigations into his dealings, and we heard a taste of it there. but he said this appointment was, as he put it, appointment was, as he put it, a horrendous abuse of power by a horrendous abuse of power by a corrupt and highly political us justice department. a corrupt and highly political usjustice department. now, all of this comesjust usjustice department. now, all of this comes just three days after mr trump announced he will be running for president again, and in response to that, the us attorney general garland clearly felt he had no option but to appoint a special prosecutor basically an independent lawyer to oversee the investigations that are ongoing into trump's handling of classified documents at his mar—a—lago home, and also allegations that he incited a
mob of supporters to attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. now, by removing the attorney general effectively from these investigations, handing it over to jack smith, his independent counsellor, it is hoped that there will be seen to be no conflict of interest as far as the us justice conflict of interest as far as the usjustice department and it's officials are concerned. and just very briefly, the timing of it, is the reason for this right now because of him announcing he is running for the presidency, is that it? absolutely, and the need, perceived need to show that investigating the little figure is not the same as a political investigation, and to therefore hand this enquiry over from the department that is basically headed by someone whom joe biden himself appointed to an outside, independent lawyer.
david willis reporting. thank you. a passenger plane that struck a fire truck in peru killed two firefighters. this was the scene at the airport as they try to battle the blaze. the airline said none of the 102 passengers aboard and no crewmembers lost their lives. they're built to bring gas from russia to western europe and now investigators say a series of blasts on two underwater gas pipelines earlier this year were the result of "serious sabotage". 0ur europe editor katya adler has more. this is a new front line in russia's conflict against ukraine and the west. vladimir putin has warned energy infrastructure how oil and gas travel from source to our homes is at risk. this is why the west believes him. three explosions were detonated on major gas lines
between russia and europe earlier this autumn. moscow denies responsibility. hello. good morning. we set off in search of answers, with exclusive access and the help of underwater drone experts. look how the concrete casing around the pipe was ripped apart. that, say intelligence sources, would need the force of a huge car bomb. an explosion or something reallyjust bending this metal, and you can really... it's been shot up out the sea bed? yeah. we learned the damage was far more extensive than widely believed. but we may never know for sure what happened here. as we filmed, a danish surveillance plane circled nearby, and also... we can see a swedish warship, danish warship and also, a russian offshore boat. is that usual, this kind of activity? no, it's not usual at all. not usual at all.
the backdrop to this sabotage is russia's war. the countries investigating here are keeping intelligence close to their chest. so, that was ripped off the pipeline itself? yeah, at some point. but one thing has become clear from the pipeline debris — this explosion here in the baltic sea has heightened all of our awareness of the importance of undersea infrastructure, but also, the huge difficulty in protecting them. 0ur energy supplies rely on a spider web of subsea pipelines. also underwater are thousands of miles of internet cables, keeping us connected, and enabling trillions of pounds worth of financial transactions a day. you can see how vulnerable the system is. nato member norway is the main gas supplier now for the uk and eu. fears of sabotage and espionage means it has stepped up surveillance dramatically
in the north sea. any further disruption of energy is obviously directly affecting european security. we see it as vital to protect it, and to provide a prolonged and steady presence. it is the first time the navy here has taken media on this patrol. wejoined officers investigating a growing number of drone sightings near the rigs. there's been a spate of arrests in norway of people suspected of spying for russia. political pressure is mounting. millions of families across europe fear the coming winter, and governments from france to the uk to germany want to know they really can rely on norway's energy supply. nato allies, including the uk, are scrambling to improve marine capabilities. if oil and gas infrastructure is attacked, and as you say,
it is so crucial, could it be considered an act of war? an attack on allied critical infrastructure could trigger our collective defence clause. an attack on one ally can or will trigger the response from the whole alliance. strong words nato would rather not act on, preferring to avoid military conflict with russia. but closer to our homes, moscow is waging non—conventional warfare, threatening our gas supply, hoping to destabilise europe and reduce support for kyiv. katya adler, bbc news, norway. trying to tell you about fans of japanese trying to tell you about fans ofjapanese anime who are in new york for a convention celebrating the hand drawn and computer—generated animation characters. 0ver computer—generated animation characters. over 55,000 are expected to attend the event with screenings, exhibitions and meet ups where people can show off their elaborate costumes. there are prizes up for grabs craftsmanship,
showmanship and bragging rights of course. it is all from me. thank you for watching. hello. well, the rain clouds are starting to clear, and the weather is improving across scotland after what has been a very wet couple of days. and of course, not just scotland, but northern england too. here's the radar from the last 12 hours or so — and in aberdeenshire, in char, we had about 160mm of rain in just the last two days or so. but that rain is getting lighter. it's not going to be a completely dry day, though, on saturday. how about the weekend overall? well, it will be a mixed bag for most of us, certainly some sunshine in the forecast, but blustery showers are expected too. here's the satellite picture, and this weather front fast approaching will be sweeping over us, but not until saturday night. so actually,
during the course of saturday, we'll be in between weather systems — here's that weather front fast approaching ireland — but out towards the east, we have the remnants of a weather front, it's starting to rain itself out. and then look at this central part of the uk — lots of fine weather right from the morning onwards. now, the morning will be chilly, 3 degrees in belfast at 8am in the morning, 6 degrees there in the midlands, and certainly earlier than that, that will have been a frost in the countryside. now, the forecast through the afternoon shows plenty of bright, if not sunny weather in central parts of britain. in the east, that rain fizzles away from that thicker cloud. but out towards the west, that's where the next weather front is sweeping in from — and belfast will have a wet saturday evening. and then, overnight, that weather front�*s basically going to sweep across the country, so most of us will get at least some rain. here it is early on sunday morning, early hours, it sweeps out into the north sea. and then, behind it, quite a few isobars there, so quite blustery winds
and also frequent showers. now, some of the showers will be heavy, possibly even thundery in some western areas, particularly in the north—west here, but many of us will have a fine day. now, it will be quite cool air rushing in off the atlantic, temperatures typically into single figures across most of the uk, maybe in the south touching around 11 or 12 degrees for a moment or two in the afternoon on sunday. how about the outlook into next week? it is looking unsettled, monday is going to be a wet and windy day for some of us. and those temperatures holding around single figures in the north, closer to double in the south. bye— bye.
this is bbc news. the headlines: the founder of theranos, elizabeth holmes, has been sentenced to more than eleven years in prison for defrauding investors. she was convicted injanuary of deceiving investors with false claims that her company had developed the technology to diagnose a range of medical conditions from a blood test. cop27 talks have been extended as countries argue over compensation for poorer countries who have suffered loss and damage from global warming. a coalition of developed nations including the us and the uk have issued a new proposalforfunding which is being discussed as part of the negotiations. qatar's world cup organisers have announced that no alcoholic beer will be sold to fans at world cup stadium sites.