this is bbc news, welcome if you're watching in the uk are around the world. i, l watching in the uk are around the world. ., . ., , ., world. police are investigating whether it _ world. police are investigating whether it was _ world. police are investigating whether it was a _ world. police are investigating whether it was a racist - world. police are investigating whether it was a racist attack, i world. police are investigating - whether it was a racist attack, and have arrested our system year old man. the head of the union representing striking body for staff in the uk service walk—outs could go on for six months, unless the government enters talks on pay. china insists its current covid outbreak is under control, but
forecasters weren't the true number of cases could be in the millions. i'm really sad and disappointed about the disruption that has been caused to so many people's lives, and particularly at christmas time. and, in cricket, india have the edge in their second day of tests. hello and welcome. police are looking into the possibility that as shooting in looking into the possibility that as shooting in paris looking into the possibility that as shooting in paris was looking into the possibility that as shooting in paris was a looking into the possibility that as shooting in paris was a racist attack. our correspondent is following it for us.
there was a shooting on the street, from equation looking man, it is not clear whether he was overcome by police, and it is seems that he is now in hospital. the victims have three dead, and a couple of hundred. there are a lot of kurds, some indian people living around there, but we're being told that man, whose name has not been given out, is
known to police. a year ago, he was the man who shouted racist slogans and attacked people with a sword at and attacked people with a sword at a migrant centre, and that was largely sudanese people in central paris. he is facing charges in connection with that, we do not know why he is out and not in prison, maybe he is open parole, there is no reason should necessarily be in prison, but apparently he is facing charges in connection with that affair, which has a new colour to this affair. just tells about what part of paris disease. it is this affair. just tells about what part of paris disease.— part of paris disease. it is near strasbourg _ part of paris disease. it is near strasbourg and _ part of paris disease. it is near strasbourg and st _ part of paris disease. it is near strasbourg and st denis, - part of paris disease. it is near strasbourg and st denis, it - part of paris disease. it is near strasbourg and st denis, it is l part of paris disease. it is near| strasbourg and st denis, it is in the tenth arrondissement, it is an area which is quite linked to
immigrantareas. it area which is quite linked to immigrant areas. it is quite a narrow street, lots of shops on it, and as i say, there is history in the area in connection with the turkish and kurdish community. there are a lot of restaurants around there, but a lot of indian restaurants around there well. it is not as at the tourist trail, but a but a lot of people gather to eat ethnic for example. it is not clear why the man, if indeed he was motivated by racist motivations, why he would choose this place, other than there is a lot of people of different ethnic backgrounds were in there. a fierce arctic winter storm has triggered emergency alerts across large parts of the united states, and forced the cancellation of more
than two—thousand flights. forecasters say the cold snap could bring the coldest christmas in decades — with wind blasts taking it even as low as minus 55 celsius in places. presidentjoe biden has encouraged everyone to heed warnings and bring forward christmas travel plans where possible. our north america correspondent peter bowes reports. this is what it looks like when a bomb cyclone descends on north america. these huge banks of snow in north dakota are the result of an intense blizzard that swept through the state. conditions that are set to engulf almost the entire country, just in time for christmas. but this is no winter wonderland. the storm could prove deadly. great swathes of the us will experience some of the lowest temperatures ever recorded here. if you're in a crash and stuck out in conditions like this, it can be very dangerous for you to be an air temperatures this cold. we are seeing people are not dressed for the conditions, or at least prepared
to be out in it, and that is one major thing that people need to think about. there is already chaos at the airports. this is new york. for many, it should have been the first normal christmas after covid. but across the country, thousands of flights have been cancelled. some people have been forced to abandon their plans to travel, while others are scrambling to find another way to get to theirfamilies. flustered. we are trying to search on our phones, figure out other routes, maybe even taking a bus from here to atlanta, which, it'll take us about 21 hours, so that's really inconvenient, but anything we can do just to get there, it's what we are going to do. president biden has urged people to take extreme care. this is really a very serious weather alert here. it goes from oklahoma all the way to wyoming, and wyoming to maine, and it's of real consequence, so i encourage everyone, everyone, please heed the local warnings.
the rapidly deepening low pressure system will bring snow, strong winds, ice and frigid conditions all the way from canada to the deep south, including texas and the border with mexico. the midwest will be particularly badly hit, where it could be the coldest christmas since the 1980s. even florida, the sunshine state, will experience temperatures well below freezing. in new york, intense blizzards are expected to last for several days. americans are being advised to travel earlier than planned, or hunker down for christmas. peter bowes, bbc news. cbs correspondent jarred hill is at laguardia airport in new york city and hejoins us now. we can see some people behind you, our people trying to travel quickly
or are they changing their plans as this comes?— or are they changing their plans as this comes? ., , this comes? one of the things we did see is a huge — this comes? one of the things we did see is a huge wave _ this comes? one of the things we did see is a huge wave of _ this comes? one of the things we did see is a huge wave of people - this comes? one of the things we did see is a huge wave of people coming| see is a huge wave of people coming in earlier this morning 6am our time, trying to beat any of the cancellations that have come in. earlier we will saying there's about 2000 cancellations reported in the us, in the past hour we have seen that go up to about 3200. the cancellations have been increasing, and we have seen some people come through and get onto their flights depending on where they are going. the biggest issue so far have been folks are trying to travel through the middle of the country where we are seeing the most snow and the deepest free so far.— deepest free so far. obviously --eole deepest free so far. obviously peeple want — deepest free so far. obviously peeple want to _ deepest free so far. obviously people want to be _ deepest free so far. obviously people want to be families - deepest free so far. obviously| people want to be families and deepest free so far. obviously - people want to be families and loved ones, what about those at home, they worried about having enough food supply is being able to keep the on,
because the temperatures are unbelievably low? this because the temperatures are unbelievably low?— unbelievably low? this is an interesting _ unbelievably low? this is an interesting situation, - unbelievably low? this is an i interesting situation, because unbelievably low? this is an - interesting situation, because the united states is such a large country with different types of temperatures and climates, and some of those parts of the countries where it is honestly incredibly cold, —20 degrees or so fahrenheit, we saw people trying to stock up on things like foods and whatnot in parts of the south, texas, florida, alabama, types of locations that are not accustomed to the colour temperatures. there is expected to get quite as cold, but it will still be difficult and different for them, because they may not have some of the infrastructure built up, like the infrastructure built up, like the thick coats are the generators to keep warm in case the para does work. 0fficials to keep warm in case the para does work. officials are released dressing for people to plan ahead, and are also putting together warming shelters in the off chance that somebody does need to leave their home to get into a safer, warmer environment.
across the uk, several work sectors are being hit by strike action in the run up to christmas — including rail, trains and post. we'll get more on the disruption to air travel shortly but first, a second day of ambulance strikes planned in england and wales for next week has been called off by the gmb union. it was due to involve 10,000 members of the gmb union. that date has now been suspended and a further day of strike action is now planned for the 11th of january. the union said it was scrapping the action next week so that "the public will be able to enjoy christmas without "additional anxiety". meanwhile, another walk if he has been organised by the royal college of nursing on the 18th and 19th of january. now to the travel disruption caused by border passengers using some of the uk's
busiest airports are being told to expect delays at passport control as staff begin eight days of strikes. around a thousand staff at six airports, including heathrow and gatwick — and the port of newhaven — are taking action over pay, pensions and job security. duncan kennedy is at london gatwick airport. duncan, what are you seeing there, how are people being affected? things are running pretty smoothly, at gatwick, and we have had reports from manchester and heathrow as well. the strike is only going on for a few hours, we have had people coming through from cancun in mexico, berlin, dubai, barbados, they say they are being met by members of the military, the raf, the army, the royal navy, they are the army, the royal navy, they are the people looking at passports. they, in turn, have got supervisors buying them. —— behind them. one man
i spoke to said he felt it took a few minutes longer than usual for a member of the army to check his passport, but he was not upset by that and eventually he got through 0k. the unions are saying, of course, these members of the military cannot possibly be trained to the same standards as their full—time members, especially for looking at things like forged documents. but the border force, the agency that runs almost say the members of the military are properly trained, they knew this was coming, they are fully trained, and it takes a look here to very seriously and say it is their top priority. irate say it is their top priority. we have had _ say it is their top priority. we have had some reservations from the military here about their members having to work or of to cover a number of strikes that racing across the uk. is at fault by the airport authorities that they will maintain standards as people expect if there are further strikes? i standards as people expect if there are further strikes?—
are further strikes? i think that is what the unions _ are further strikes? i think that is what the unions are _ are further strikes? i think that is what the unions are questioning. | are further strikes? i think that is - what the unions are questioning. but a four say they have had plenty of warning the streets were coming, —— the strikes were coming. about a thousand members of the union is on strike, and we have heard about 600 members of the military and volunteers from the home office are stepping in to do theirjobs for them. as i say, they know it's coming, they have undergone quite a bit of training. you can get them to the members dealt like —— you can get them to the levels of the members, as i say they are full—time, they are looking for people who have been trafficked members of modern slavery, and looking for those sorts of people at the results of years and years of experience. we are not any public comments on the military saying they do not want to take part in all of this, certainly, officially, they are a we are all fully on—board with this, doing what the government has asked them to do. as i say, things
are running pretty smoothly so far, but the unions have warned that these strikes are going for eight days until the end of the year, with one day off in december the 27th, and isjust one day off in december the 27th, and is just after christmas and new year that people come to airports who won things like skiing holidays, the unions are saying there might be technical glitches, and any kind of issue in the system will result in chaos, and people will realise how valuable the members are. there are also warning today that these traits are gone for many months into the new year, they have a substantial strike fund to help pay their wages, and that could prolong the strike well into the new year.
china is continuing to grapple with a covid outbreak after lifting lockdown restrictions. it has reported no new deaths for a third day running but health officials say they're expecting an infection peak within the next week. i'm joined now by anne stevenson—yang, co—founder ofj capital research which conducts financial and economic research in asia. shejoins us from connecticut in the us. what are you seeing in terms of the impact of this covid outbreak that we are seeing. impact of this covid outbreak that we are seeing-— impact of this covid outbreak that we are seeing. everything a sort of aral sed. we are seeing. everything a sort of paralysed- our _ we are seeing. everything a sort of paralysed. our whole _ we are seeing. everything a sort of paralysed. our whole staff, - we are seeing. everything a sort of paralysed. our whole staff, every i paralysed. our whole staff, every contractual use, everybody is out sick. there are supermarkets open in beijing and shanghai, that the banks are mostly closed, the atms are out of cash, the pharmacies are out of drugs, it is really gridlock. is it ossible drugs, it is really gridlock. is it possible to _ drugs, it is really gridlock. is it possible to say _ drugs, it is really gridlock. is it possible to say what proportion of the country is being affected by this? it
the country is being affected by this? , ., , the country is being affected by this? , ._ , ., this? it is really impossible to sa . this? it is really impossible to say- there — this? it is really impossible to say. there have _ this? it is really impossible to say. there have been - this? it is really impossible to say. there have been all- this? it is really impossible to j say. there have been all sorts this? it is really impossible to i say. there have been all sorts of estimates floating around that mostly zero in on a0 million people a day getting the virus, but i don't how they come up with those estimates. they are estimates that are based on google searches or by do searches, and extrapolating on hospital visits. there is an internal health ministry report, apparently leaked, saying that as many as 250 million people in the country have had covid in the last 20 days, but again, i do not know whether that is accurate. why fight the big question has been about vaccination, the fact that much of the population has vaccination, the fact that much of the imputatio— the population has not been fully vaccinated. _ the population has not been fully vaccinated, and _ the population has not been fully vaccinated, and questions - the population has not been fully vaccinated, and questions about| the population has not been fully i vaccinated, and questions about the quality of the vaccines. what about health care at the sharp end of
those who might get sick and who are sick? ., ., those who might get sick and who are sick? . . . those who might get sick and who are sick? . ., ., , ., , , ., ,, sick? china made a serious mistake at the start — sick? china made a serious mistake at the start of _ sick? china made a serious mistake at the start of pandemic _ sick? china made a serious mistake at the start of pandemic by - sick? china made a serious mistake at the start of pandemic by telling l at the start of pandemic by telling young people to get vaccinated and restricting vaccinations to people over 50 on the theory that they did not need to go out to work and young people did need to go out to work. that properly give people a theory that the vaccines were not urgent. i know very few people who are elderly who have been fully vaccinated. a lot of them gather for a shot about a week ago, so it will take months to develop full resistance to the virus. ~ ., ., ., , ., virus. we are out of time, but of course this _ virus. we are out of time, but of course this will— virus. we are out of time, but of course this will have _ virus. we are out of time, but of course this will have an - virus. we are out of time, but of course this will have an impact l virus. we are out of time, but ofl course this will have an impact on exports to from china. i'm sure i will talk to you again, thank you very much.
sport and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's sarah. we start with some sad news.... the england world cup winning footballer george cohen has died at the age of 83. cohen played at right back in 1966 and featured in every game of england's successful campaign including the a—2 victory over west germany in the final. 0ur sports correspondent andy swiss reports. he was one of the unsung heroes of 1966. george cohen! george cohen's place among english football's most famous line—up had been hard earned. he made his name at fulham, where his talent and tenacity soon became clear. lovely tackle by cohen. the great george best said cohen was the finest full—back he ever faced. look at the speed of cohen! great full—back is george cohen. in 196a, those skills won him an england call—up and come the world cup two years later, he was a regular.
there's bobby moore, cohen, banks... soon he was emerging for the final against germany, an experience he would never forget. when we came out of the tunnel, you were nervous anyway, but i always try to keep my nerves under control. it was the sound, the noise, the colours. you felt that everybody in that ground was on your side. and then to win, of course, is the ultimate thing, isn't it? cohen's unfussy defending may not have grabbed the headlines, but it was one of the cornerstones of england's triumph, and afterwards, there he was alongside captain bobby moore as he paraded the trophy. his career, though, was soon cut short by injury. in 1969, cohen retired and began a new career away from the limelight as a property developer, although his family weren't done with winning world cups, his nephew ben a champion with england's rugby
union team in 2003. by then, george cohen's success had been finally honoured. mr george cohen, for services to association football. in 2000, he was one of the last of the wembley heroes to receive an mbe, and this naturally modest man was also commemorated by his beloved fulham, the club where he spent his entire career. but it's for his country that george cohen will be best remembered, a member of english football's ultimate team. sam curran has made history by becoming the most expensive ever player in indian premier league history. the england all—rounder was bought by the punjab kings for approximately 1.9 million pounds while england team—mate harry brook became the first millionaire of this year's auction when he was brought for nearly 1.3 million pounds
by the sunrisers hyderabad. india have the edge after the second day of their second test against bangladesh in mirpur. bangladesh closed on 7 without loss in their second innings — still 80 runs behind. earlier india were bowled out for 31a, with rishabh pant top scoring with 93. that's all the sport for now. police in pakistan say at least two people, including a police officer, have been killed in a suicide blast in the capital islamabad. they said the suspect travelling in a vehicle detonated his explosives when he was stopped by security personnel during a surprise check.
now to afghanistan where security forces have arrested several women as protests continue against the new ban by the taliban on women attending universities. social media is awash with videos showing women protesting in kabul. the taliban have since stopped the protests and have arrested at least five women. the activist and nobel peace laureate malala yousafzai, has been speaking to cbs mornings. iam i am devastated by the news but i am not shocked. we have been doing our advocacy, calling for a response from our leaders that they must take it seriously, because we always fear that it would get worse, which is happening, it is getting worse for women. this is two decades of progress, women in afghanistan fought for this, and it was their actors this and they have made it possible for them. to be part of everyday public life. suddenly, that public life is taken from them, and
women are erased. thousands of postal staff are also on strike again today and tomorrow in their continuing dispute over pay and working conditions. emma simpson has been looking at the impact. striking in the rain, were striking in the rain! christmas deliveries disrupted, and what should be the easiest time of the yearfor should be the easiest time of the year for the royal mail. there should be the easiest time of the yearfor the royal mail. there won't be any deliveries now until december the 28, and small businesses are counting the cost. we the 28, and small businesses are counting the cost.— counting the cost. we still have thins in counting the cost. we still have things in november, _ counting the cost. we still have things in november, a - counting the cost. we still have things in november, a lot - counting the cost. we still have things in november, a lot of. counting the cost. we still have i things in november, a lot of them ordered on black friday, which still have not turned up. this ordered on black friday, which still have not turned up.— have not turned up. this women's stress levels _ have not turned up. this women's stress levels are _ have not turned up. this women's stress levels are through - have not turned up. this women's stress levels are through the i have not turned up. this women's| stress levels are through the roof, she went to party games website in plymouth. arnie
she went to party games website in pl mouth. ~ ., , ':: i: i: i: plymouth. we have lost between 10000 and £20,000- — plymouth. we have lost between 10000 and £20,000. this — plymouth. we have lost between 10000 and £20,000. this is _ plymouth. we have lost between 10000 and £20,000. this is the _ plymouth. we have lost between 10000 and £20,000. this is the time - plymouth. we have lost between 10000 and £20,000. this is the time that - and £20,000. this is the time that people think, oh, i will grab a game for the christmas table or the christmas night out or the work to do, and i literally cannot get it to them, so peoplejust have not been buying. that is our market, and it is just passed us by, buying. that is our market, and it isjust passed us by, we buying. that is our market, and it is just passed us by, we will not see it again until next december. she is busy dealing with complaints from customers, who bought earlier and are still waiting. this dispute, she says, has to end. iguitar and are still waiting. this dispute, she says, has to end.— she says, has to end. war seems like dramatic, she says, has to end. war seems like dramatic. but — she says, has to end. war seems like dramatic, but that _ she says, has to end. war seems like dramatic, but that is _ she says, has to end. war seems like dramatic, but that is what _ she says, has to end. war seems like dramatic, but that is what it - she says, has to end. war seems like dramatic, but that is what it feels i dramatic, but that is what it feels like. there are an awful lot of really small businesses, and we just want to sort it out. please sort it out. ~ �* ., ., ., , out. we've gone from anywhere between 4am — out. we've gone from anywhere between aam to _ out. we've gone from anywhere between aam to 11:30pm - out. we've gone from anywhere between aam to 11:30pm at i out. we've gone from anywhere i between aam to 11:30pm at night. adam _ between aam to 11:30pm at night. adam runs— between aam to 11:30pm at night. adam runs a corporate gifting
service in derby, and also relies on royal mail deliveries. he has been doing his deliveries himself. for me, the impact has been physically, mentally, very very draining. i’sre mentally, very very draining. i've missed my _ mentally, very very draining. i�*e: missed my child's mentally, very very draining. ie: missed my child's first mentally, very very draining. i"2 missed my child�*s first nativity missed my child's first nativity this christmas, because of the impact of having to bring things forward. , , , ., ., forward. this is his final run to dencaster- _ forward. this is his final run to doncaster. time _ forward. this is his final run to doncaster. time to _ forward. this is his final run to doncaster. time to think i forward. this is his final run to | doncaster. time to think about forward. this is his final run to i doncaster. time to think about the future, doncaster. time to think about the future. i'm — doncaster. time to think about the future. i'm on _ doncaster. time to think about the future, i'm on exports _ doncaster. time to think about the future, i'm on exports to _ we will be looking at other options with other careers come the end of january. with other careers come the end of janua . .,, with other careers come the end of janua . ,, ,, ., with other careers come the end of janua . ,, january. losing business of the last thing posties _ january. losing business of the last thing posties need. _ we will be back in a few minutes.
we are holding down a band of rain thatis we are holding down a band of rain that is bringing some quite steady weather. south of it, the area is milder, quite breezy in the south—west, and to the north things are a bit colder, and is that wet weather moves into the cold air in scotland, not only will we see rain, we also season of sleet and snow falling, mainly over the hills to the north of the central belt. things are bits colder in scotland, not desperately cold, and further south it will be milder, even with the clear skies.
still some blustery winds on the way in the south—west, but the promise of some sunshine. we have a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow, that will push away, will see bands of showers sweeping across northern ireland, pushing scotland and effecting more western parts thing in wales. you may get away with a dry day. the wet weather is going across the whole scotland, temperatures here are eight or 9 degrees. southerly winds will bring in milderair, and heading into christmas day, the colder air heading from the north—west a bit quicker. recent changes in the forecast on christmas day, england or wales are likely to find more cloud and rain developing across western areas, and then across the site as well. further north, some sunshine and a north—westerly wind pushes colder air more quickly, there is a great chance of seeing some sleet or snow showers and then office in scotland. to the south it is more mild. that colder air in the
west to north—westerly wind will sweep down, just in time for boxing day. that will mean more widespread wintry showers of cross scotland, the could be some travel disruption of high roots in the north—west of scotland. furthersouth of high roots in the north—west of scotland. further south across the uk, fewer showers, all of the waves scotland, it will feel colder in that went on sunday. the caller does not last too long, from monday into tuesday which ensure west to south—westerly wind, lifting the temperatures again, that bringing more rain.
this is bbc news. i'm geeta guru—murthy and these are the headlines... three people have been shot dead at a kurdish community centre in paris. police are investigating whether it was a racist attack and have arrested a 69—year—old man. the us braces for its coldest christmas in four decades as a storm sweeps across the country, with temperatures plummeting to —a5 degrees celsius in some places. misery awaits passengers arriving at britain's busiest airports, the head of the union representing striking border force staff in the uk says strikes could go on for six months unless the government enters talks about pay. china insists its current covid outbreak is under control — reporting fewer than a few thousand new cases. but forecasters warn the true number could be in the millions.