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this is bbc news, i'm david eades with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. 20 people have been killed in israeli air strikes on gaza say local health authorities, after rockets were fired from the territory towards jerusalem. this follows clashes at one of the most sensitive sites injerusalem, israeli security forces fired stun grenades and rubber bullets during clashes with palestinians in which hundreds were injured. us regulators have authorized the pfizer vaccine for use in children as young as 12 years old. are the movie awards losing their lustre? the us tv network nbc says it won't broadcast the golden globe awards next year, because of worries over ethics and diversity.
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and the sorry tale of the stranded whale in the river thames, as rescue efforts fail to save it. hello and welcome to the programme. the volatility in israel continues to rise, and now the death toll is rising with it. the palestinian health authority says 20 people have died after israeli air strikes aimed at militant targets in the gaza strip, where rockets were earlier fired towardsjerusalem. israel's parliament was evacuated as sirens sounded, and there were renewed clashes outside, and inside, al—aqsa mosque between israeli police and palestinians. in all more than 200 people were injured, as crowds threw stones and officers fired stun grenades in response. 0ur middle east correspondent,
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yolande knell reports. "0ur blood is a cheap price forjerusalem," shouts this bereaved gaza grandmother. while this woman, who lost four children, can only weep. the casualties, mounting, after israeli air strikes. translation: this evening, | jerusalem day, gaza's terrorist organisations crossed a red line and attacked us with rockets on the outskirts ofjerusalem. israel will react very forcefully. his response to a barrage of rockets fired by palestinian militants. israelis ran for cover when one reached jerusalem for the first time in years.
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while angry palestinians cheered. tensions were simmering on this holiday, when israelis mark the capture of eastjerusalem over 50 years ago. there is a party atmosphere, as israelis gather from across the country to head down towards the western wall. for them, this is a big day of celebration. for the palestinians, this march as a provocation. why am i here? because we are not going to let anyone win of when they are going to threaten us and try to stop us from being here and celebrate and dance. it is unbelievable. earlier, inside al—aqsa mosque, ramadan worship had quickly turned into violence. stun grenades and stones on this site, sacred
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to muslims and jews. here, there was frustration at damascus gate as police stopped jews from entering. tonight, the al—aqsa compound was literally ablaze. the israeli celebrations continued. the fire was put out. what has flared up here may be harder to extinguish. rula jebreal is a visiting professor at the international relations and global politics program at the university of miami. she's in new york. thanks forjoining us. i understand you were in east jerusalem quite recently and you had a sense, did you, that perhaps something like this was coming and if so, why?- coming and if so, why? things were building _ coming and if so, why? things were building up. _ coming and if so, why? things were building up. we - coming and if so, why? things were building up. we had - coming and if so, why? things were building up. we had four| were building up. we had four elections in israel and the last four years and there is no government so you have a vacuum of power on one end. you have
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also political leaders who are trying to organise religion, to organise a political ideology and you could see throughout the month of ramadan, jewish extremists have been trying to evict palestinians and steal their homes. they even say on video if they don't steal it, somebody else will steal at. they are trying to provoke clashes with muslim worshippers and they have been consistently protected by the authorities. it was clear, as if there was a plan, basically by some political leaders to distract from politicalfailures political leaders to distract from political failures and political leaders to distract from politicalfailures and use this kind of violence, especially religious violence, to build up a campaign so you can gaslight from the failure that's been going on in israeli politics. that's been going on in israeli olitics. ., ., , politics. rate, as the situation _ politics. rate, as the situation stands, - politics. rate, as the l situation stands, israel politics. rate, as the - situation stands, israel will view the situation in east jerusalem as a sovereign issue.
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is there anyway which president biden, the biden administration, can tilt things at this extremely volatile stage or are you a little bit beyond hope at the moment? i don't know ifjerusalem can be viewed as a foreign issue. if we abide by international law... , , ., , , law... yes, but that is my oint law... yes, but that is my point in — law... yes, but that is my point in a _ law... yes, but that is my point in a way, _ law... yes, but that is my point in a way, israel - law... yes, but that is my i point in a way, israel doesn't view it that way, the biden administration, we are waiting to see what stance they are going to take on things like this but as you know, the previous administration abandoned words like occupied territory, even.— territory, even. yes, and they lost the election. _ territory, even. yes, and they lost the election. president i lost the election. president biden won 84 million americans voted for president biden and the main mandate is to defend democracy at home and to defend moderately overseas. his secretary of state anthony blank and, has overarching goal is to impose some sort of
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international based order. they've been very good when it comes to calling out regimes like the one in china and russia, howeverthe like the one in china and russia, however the real litmus test will be if they will call out allies. if they will pressure israel to abide by international law and respect human rights when it comes to palestinians, especially palestinians, especially palestinians who are residents of that area who have been forcefully evicted, displaced, we are in a global pandemic however the state of israel continued its policy of dispossession, displacementand dispossession, displacement and ethnic. , , dispossession, displacement and ethnic. , ., , ethnic. just to remind people, the siaht ethnic. just to remind people, the sight of — ethnic. just to remind people, the sight of these _ ethnic. just to remind people, the sight of these disputed . the sight of these disputed palestinian homes at the moment, that the palestinian court is yet to rule on. where does this leave things now? the government has made it clear
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that in response to militant attacks, rocket attacks, that is not a one—off response, that will go on for days. should we expect sadly more of the same for days? expect sadly more of the same forda , expect sadly more of the same fordas? , i, for days? absolutely, yes. actually — for days? absolutely, yes. actually they _ for days? absolutely, yes. actually they call - for days? absolutely, yes. actually they call the - for days? absolutely, yes. - actually they call the campaign the wall and what most are predicting as there will be a bombardment of gaza, we are two days from the end of ramadan, but what we are seeing, for the first time, israel's reaction and israel extremism, especially when allowing these jewish extremists to go and harass presidents ofjerusalem and citizens ofjerusalem. i mean, we had marchers where people were chanting death to alice denny and, burn them all. and the deputy mayor of jerusalem was talking to an vest telling, we should shoot you in the head. —— death to
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palestinians. in israeli cities, who vote in israeli parliament, for the first time, they are protesting and demanding equal rights and saying clearly, we express solidarity with palestinians, and since israel controls the whole land, it is time for us to have a real democracy, a national state where we have democracy, it will be hard for the united states to refuse that. ., ,., , the united states to refuse that. ., , ., ., ~ that. your point is made, thank ou ve that. your point is made, thank you very much _ that. your point is made, thank you very much indeed. - that. your point is made, thank you very much indeed. rula - you very much indeed. rula jebrealjoining us there from new york. in other news: a cyber—criminal gang that took a major us fuel pipeline offline over the weekend has acknowledged the incident in a public statement. darkside wrote on its website that its goal was to make money and not to create problems for society. work to restore service is continuing.
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the pentagon says a us naval ship has fired multiple warning shots after more than a dozen fast boats from iran's revolutionary guards came close to an american submarine. a pentagon spokesman said the iranian boats came to within 130 metres of the us vessel. police in the uk have charged a man with the murder of a community support officer. julia james was found dead in woodland near dover in kent last month, she'd suffered serious head injuries. 21—year—old callum wheeler will appear in court on tuesday. a russian doctor who treated the opposition activist alexei navalny has emerged safe and well, three days after going missing on a hunting trip. police had spent much of the weekend looking for dr alexander murakhovsky in swampy siberian forests. us regulators say they will
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allow children as young as 12 to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. they are being offered the pfizer—biontech jab, which had previously been limited to those aged 16 and over, under emergency use rules. the us food and drug administration said it had carried out a thorough review of all available data before reaching the decision. most children who catch covid—i9 develop no symptons, or only mild ones, but can still spread the illness to others. let's speak to dr megan ranney. she's an emergency physician and associate dean of public health at brown university. shejoins us now from rhode island. thanks very much forjoining us. your initial response? good news or bad?— news or bad? good news. not unexnected. _ news or bad? good news. not unexpected, we _ news or bad? good news. not unexpected, we all— news or bad? good news. not unexpected, we all saw- news or bad? good news. not unexpected, we all saw this . unexpected, we all saw this coming. we had the pfizer press release over a month ago now and we've been waiting for this approval to come but it is really good news, both for kids and for communities. um? really good news, both for kids and for communities.— and for communities. why is it such good _ and for communities. why is it such good news? _ and for communities. why is it such good news? we've - and for communities. why is it such good news? we've long l and for communities. why is it - such good news? we've long been told that actually children do
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not suffer particularly with covid-i9. not suffer particularly with covid-19-_ not suffer particularly with covid-19. ., �*, ., , , covid-19. that's absolutely right, kids are _ covid-19. that's absolutely right, kids are less - covid-19. that's absolutely right, kids are less likely i covid-19. that's absolutely right, kids are less likely to | right, kids are less likely to get severely ill, to be hospitalised or to die but as a parent i would say any preventable death of a kid is one death too many and kids are susceptible to that multi inflammatory syndrome in kids, they are susceptible also to potentially other long covid effects, we've heard of student athletes getting permanent heart damage from covid and finally kids can sprint covid to others. our kids have lost so much this year and this vaccine allows us to move back towards normality for them as well as the adults in the communities.— well as the adults in the communities. �* , , ., communities. and i guess and awa , communities. and i guess and away. may _ communities. and i guess and away. may be _ communities. and i guess and away, may be even _ communities. and i guess and away, may be even more - communities. and i guess and away, may be even more for. communities. and i guess and l away, may be even more for the adults, children belong to a family, don't they? it's all very well of the parents have been vaccinated but still, moving around knowing your children haven't been leaves that void, that lack of certainty about is own sort of
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position. certainty about 1's own sort of osition. ., �* , certainty about 1's own sort of osition. . �*, , position. that's exactly right, especially _ position. that's exactly right, especially if _ position. that's exactly right, especially if one _ position. that's exactly right, especially if one of _ position. that's exactly right, especially if one of the - especially if one of the parents has a high risk condition or is on immunosuppressant, has gotten an organ transplant, isn't sure the vaccine is going to work, god forbid your kid catches covid and brings it home especially after making it through the last extent month unscathed. it lets families breathe a sigh of relief about going on vacation, going to restaurants, letting your kid go to school, taking the mask off for play dates in sports, it will make things a lot nicer and saferfor all. this it will make things a lot nicer and safer for all.— and safer for all. as a reference _ and safer for all. as a reference to - and safer for all. as a reference to comfort, and safer for all. as a - reference to comfort, there is a priority and this world, isn't there? there are an awful lot of people who are not getting the vaccine at all. is this the time to be giving it to those who are frankly probably the least vulnerable? that's a great question and i will say i've spent two and a half years in west africa and i am deeply concerned for what is likely to come for sub—saharan africa as well as what is going
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on in india. vaccine should be made available to the rest of the globe and they should be made available today but i don't see this as an either or proposition. we have more than enough vaccine right now and the united states, both to vaccinate our kids and to distribute vaccines overseas. things like covax are essential, the who, the fact that we are lifting patent protections, that's critical for us getting vaccines out into the world and we can protect these kids at home. do ou protect these kids at home. do you have any doubts about take-up on this?— you have any doubts about take-up on this? sure. the us isn't doing _ take-up on this? sure. the us isn't doing a — take-up on this? sure. the us isn't doing a terrific— take-up on this? sure. the us isn't doing a terrific job - take-up on this? sure. the us isn't doing a terrific job with i isn't doing a terrificjob with aduu isn't doing a terrificjob with adult take—up either but i am hopeful that with time we will see more and more parents get the kids vaccinated as they see it as safe and effective way thank you very much. and thank you for being with us here on bbc news. still to come: hsbc is trialling zoom—free fridays in an effort to tackle stress caused
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by working from home. "the pope was shot, the pope will live" — that is the essence of the appalling news from rome this afternoon that, as an italian television commentator put it, terrorism has come to the vatican. the man they called the butcher of lyon, klaus barbie, went on trial today in the french town where he was the gestapo chief in the second world war. winnie mandela never looked like a woman just sentenced to six years injail. the judge told mrs mandela there was no indication she felt even the slightest remorse. the chinese government has called for an all—out effort. to help the victims - of a powerful earthquake — the worst to hit the i country for 30 years. the computer deep blue has tonight triumphed over the world chess champion, gary kasparov. it is the first time a machine has defeated a reigning world champion in a classical chess match. america's first legal same—sex marriages have been taking place in massachusetts. god bless america!
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this is bbc news. i'm david eades. the latest headlines: twenty people have been killed in israeli air strikes on gaza, after rockets were fired from the territory towards jerusalem. this follows clashes at one of the most sensitive sites injerusalem, between israeli security forces and palestinians us regulators have authorized the pfizer vaccine for use in children as young as 12 years old. the decision comes at a time when the vaccination rate in the us has slowed significantly. banking giant hsbc has announced zoom—free friday afternoons for some uk staff in an effort to tackle stress caused by working from home during the pandemic. the issue of work—life balance has been highlighted by one hsbc employee,
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45—year—old jonathan frostick, who shared his story on social media. he suffered a heart attack on a sunday in april, while preparing for the new working week. the trial programme follows similar plans announced by other firms to boost well—being among employees. let's talk more about this with dr marissa baker, from the department of occupational health at the university of washington. thank you very much forjoining us. for many people, the idea of working from home and turning to zoom has been a wonder, an absolute boom. is it such a big deal to expected to turn up for work in zoom? certainly, working from home does have its advantages for many people but i think we have to remember notjust working from home, we are working from home under emergency circumstances so many of us are
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balancing work with childcare, with caring for older adults and it can be a lot. when you are on zoom all day every day with few breaks, you may not have time to go to the bathroom, get lunch, move around. also with all that physical divide, work can start to start drifting into more hours than it did before. particularly, early in the pandemic we had workers saying, i do not have anywhere else to go so i willjust work so we had people working from home but working more hours than if they were commuting to work. this is almost imposing some self healthcare. and friday is
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a time when most people i wanted to get away from their debts. , ., , , , wanted to get away from their debts. , ., , ,, ., ~ debts. these are steps taken. however. _ debts. these are steps taken. however. we _ debts. these are steps taken. however, we have _ debts. these are steps taken. however, we have been - debts. these are steps taken. however, we have been doing this for over a year now and i hope there are kind of malt companies follow suit and there will be more opportunities for workers to allow workers to take a few steps back, breathe, get outside, do other things. —— more companies. that get outside, do other things. -- more companies. at some oint, -- more companies. at some point. most _ -- more companies. at some point, most of _ -- more companies. at some point, most of us _ -- more companies. at some point, most of us will - -- more companies. at some point, most of us will move l -- more companies. at some l point, most of us will move out of lockdown and back into a sense of normality, may be going into the office two days a week, who knows, some may go backin a week, who knows, some may go back in time, so this is a moment in time possibly? i hope that organisations _ moment in time possibly? i hope that organisations and _ that organisations and workplaces learn from their employees and learn that their
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employees often have ideas for how to best protect their mental health. mental health has or has been influenced by work and now we are really seeing that because of the pandemic so i am hopeful that, as workers begin to move back into the workforce, whether it is two days or every day, that the workplace has a renewed understanding of bikers mental health and has programmes and policies to help. —— there workers mental health. policies to help. -- there workers mental health. thank ou for workers mental health. thank you forjoining _ workers mental health. thank you forjoining us, _ workers mental health. thank you forjoining us, dr- workers mental health. thank you forjoining us, dr marissa| you forjoining us, dr marissa baker. it would usually be one of the biggest nights of the hollywood calendar. but the golden globes ceremony has been rocked after it was announced that nbc has refused to screen the event. on sunday, actress scarlett johannson called for reform of the hollywood foreign press association which organises the awards ceremony, which is second only to the oscars in prestige. in a statement, nbc said:
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dominic patten is the senior editor of deadline hollywood, which broke the story, here's what he had to say. they lost a former president recently because internet he was sending out racially offensive e—mails. 75 members voted for a rather ambitious but not that great on the detail plan. among various things they said they wanted to raise their membership by 50% in the next 18 months, which would have passed beyond the
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point of the 2022 golden globe awards. and it was yet to be approved by california law. they wanted to bring in a real governess and transparency and after being around a sense of the mid— 40s, and actual code of ethics. as nbc and others pointed out and as netflix pointed out and as netflix pointed out, you need to show us the money and show us the reform. i have said this so many times, there is a reason they call it show business and not show friends. efforts to save a whale stranded in the thames in south—west london have failed for a second time. it's believed to be a young minke and was first spotted yesterday. 0vernight, rescuers managed to tow the whale part way towards safety on an inflatable cushion, but it escaped and was later seen heading even further upstream. tim muffett reports.
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a sad end to what has been an extraordinary day at teddington lock in south—west london. the minke whale that had become stranded in the river thames was euthanised this evening. animal welfare experts say it was the only way to avoid any more unnecessary suffering. the whale was first seen late yesterday afternoon. it had become stranded on a concrete ramp on richmond lock, around two miles along the river. and a seven—hour rescue operation began. during the night, the whale was towed away so that vets could try and carry out a health check. but it swam free from its harness. today, crowds gathered in teddington, along with the rspca and the rnli, after it was spotted again. for a while, it captivated onlookers as it swam by the lock gates. but at around 2:30pm this afternoon, it found itself unable to leave shallow waters
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by the riverbank. so the whale has become stranded yet again in the shallow waters here and now all efforts are under way to try and set it free. those efforts unfortunately were not enough to free the whale. this evening many are wondering how an animal typically found in the north atlantic and pacific oceans could have swum so far up the river thames. it could been ill, it could be sick, separated from its mum. wouldn't have been feeding. if it was weaned, then maybe it has had a problem actually feeding for itself. but something has happened. we won't know what that is, but the pathologist, the vat pathologist at london zoo will do an autopsy and they will work out the history of the animal. a captivating site for many over the past 24 hours, but sadly this minke whale was unable to return to the open sea. tim muffett, bbc news.
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you would have hoped for a happy ending but sorry, not to have been on this occasion. i hope for a happy ending to this story, it is about hanging on for dear life to a bridge. this is in china and it is was left, literally, i mean, he'sjust clinging on, at a bridge when the glass panels across it simply blew away. the wins were very high. he was visiting the structure 100 metres up the good news is he did manage to get back to safety. 0ne good news is he did manage to get back to safety. one of the on—site staff helped him and he was not injured either. that is a snap i am sure he will be holding onto. a reminder of the main story of the bulletin and throughout the day here because at least 20 people are said to have been killed after airstrikes by the israeli government forces, following a
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series of rocket launchers aimed towardsjerusalem. a aimed towards jerusalem. a number of aimed towardsjerusalem. a number of children were also killed in those strikes. we will keep across that story for you. thank you for watching. hello. as yesterday, today is shaping up to be a day of sunny spells and showers. the devil is going to be in the detail, though, for the next few days. those showers circulating this large area of low pressure, with still fairly tightly packed isobars today. but as the week goes on, the low pressure remains with us, just slowly meandering southwards, but the winds become lighter, so the showers will become slow—moving. lengthier spells of rain even as we pick up another area of low pressure within our main one. so that means most of us will have some wetter weather as we go through this week, in the form of showers. but you can see those rainfall totals are going to be totting up. for the day ahead, as i say, it's a day of sunny spells and showers.
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best of the sunshine will be through this morning but as yesterday those showers will be pretty intense as we go into the afternoon, with thunderstorms around. and we've got more persistent rain. across the north—west of scotland, still further showers to come. they're not easing away everywhere, and it will be a coolish night but largely frost free. a few showers will come into southern and western parts of england, possibly wales as well, towards dawn. any bits of mist and low cloud first thing will meander out of the way. plenty of sunshine to come, as you can see, through the morning hours but won't be long before that strong may sunshine gets to work, bubbling up the cloud, showers develop more widely. still a fairly brisk wind, as i say, in southern and western areas. 0ur rain slow to clear but gradually clearing for the north—west of scotland, but a real rash of showers following behind, with hail, thunder, squally winds. in between, 16 and 17, feeling quite pleasant, but clearly, in those downpours, there could be quite a lot of localised standing water. and they continue well through the evening and overnight. once again, temperatures falling back into single figures, but largely frost free.
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and then we're really chasing those showers. the devil really will be in the detail this week, with showers. it might be that we've still got that more persistent rain hanging around in the north—west of scotland, possibly more meandering into western areas. possibly even with a low pressure pushing into the far south of england. but what we do know is there will be heavy downpours around becoming more slow—moving by wednesday. still 15s and 16s between the showers but some lengthy spells of rain when they do come along, with hail and thunder. and as i say, it's a pretty showery picture for much of the rest of the week. as ever, there is more on the website.
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this is bbc news, the headlines: the health ministry in gaza says 20 people, including nine children, have been killed in israeli air strikes. the strikes were retaliation after a barrage of rockets was fired from the territory towards jerusalem. israel says it killed three militants. us regulators say they will allow children as young as 12 to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. children between 12 and 15 will be offered the pfizer—biontech jab. it had previously been limited to those aged 16 and over. the us television network, nbc, says it will not broadcast the golden globes ceremony next year, joining a growing wave of criticism about the organisers' lack of diversity and ethical stance. the hollywood foreign press association has come under pressure after it emerged that there were no black members.

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