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this is bbc news, with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. lam i am david lam david eades. president biden accuses republican—controlled states of mounting a dangerous attack on voting rights in america. there is an unfolding assault taking place in america today in an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote in fair and free elections. heightened unrest in south africa — 72 people have died, amidst looting, protest and confrontations following the jailing of south africa's former president, jacob zuma. carlos ghosn�*s �*great escape�* — the former boss of nissan
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recounts to the bbc his extraordinary flight from house arrest injapan — hidden in a box like this. the 30 minutes waiting in the box in the plane, waiting for the plane to take off were probably the longest period of waiting i have experienced in my life. and this years emmy nominations are out with the crown and the mandalorian tying for top position with 2a nods each. hello, thank you forjoining us. and welcome to audiences in the uk and around the world. president biden has accused republican—controlled states of mounting a dangerous attack on free and fair elections by restricting voting rights. the republicans have introduced a number of changes
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following donald trump's claim that voter fraud cost him the 2020 election. well, speaking in philadelphia, the birthplace of american democracy, mr biden called those republican—led efforts un—american. to date, 17 states have brought in a variety of new measures, like as changing voting hours. but president biden pointed out there had been no evidence of widespread fraud. there is an unfolding assault taking place in america today in an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote in fair and free elections. and assault on democracy. and assault on democracy. and assault on democracy. and assault on liberty. and assault on who we are. who we are as americans. make no mistake. bullies and merchants of europe, peddlers of lies are threatening the very foundation our country. the state currently at the heart of this
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controversy is texas. several local democratic politicians have actually flown out of texas in a procedural effort to prevent republicans from being able to vote through the new rules. now, the governor of texas has threatened to arrest them. jasmine crockett is one of those lawmakers who fled the state on monday night. iaman i am an attorney. that is my background. i do criminal defence as well as civil rights work. to be clear, i'm not committing a crime, so i cannot be arrested and thrown in jail. i cannot be detained. one reason we are out of the state is simply because you know that if there is any authority, it does not extend past the state of texas. so we will not step foot back in the state of texas so we can kill these bills, the house bill as well as the senate bill, in an effort to, you know, give dc another opportunity. well, what are some of the main policies in the texas voting bills? 24—hour and drive—through
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voting, which were brought in for last year's presidential election in some areas, they are banned. there'll be new id requirements for mail voting, previously ballots were verified by a signature matching process. the authority of partisan poll watchers, those who enter voting stations, is to be expanded. let's cross live to our north america correspondent, david willis, in los angeles. david, let's start if i can with president biden. some strong language there, but can he actually do much to change this? it he actually do much to change this? ., , , he actually do much to change this? . , , , ., this? it was very strong language. _ this? it was very strong language, david, - this? it was very strong l language, david, perhaps this? it was very strong - language, david, perhaps his most forceful denounce the asian so far of these moves by republican lead states —— forceful denunciations so far. he didn't mention donald trump directly by name, he did attack
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the so—called �*big lie', that the so—called �*big lie', that the 2020 election was clouded by voter fraud and other irregularities and he said that was completely false. he said this was the most scrutinised election in american history. but instead of it ring celebrated, —— being celebrated, —— being celebrated, it was an example of human nature at its worst, he said, something darker and more sinister. these voting restrictions are being broadened to a variety of republican states. more than a dozen of them have implemented them so far. president biden of course has really kind of found it frustrating as far as getting national voting rates legislation on the books —— rights legislation as it is stored in the senate. i5 rights legislation as it is stored in the senate. is there an hinu stored in the senate. is there anything he _ stored in the senate. is there anything he could _ stored in the senate. is there anything he could do? - stored in the senate. is there anything he could do? that . stored in the senate. is there anything he could do? that is
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riuht. anything he could do? that is right- those _ anything he could do? that is right. those -- _ anything he could do? that is right. those -- there - anything he could do? that is right. those -- there are - anything he could do? that is i right. those -- there are those right. those —— there are those who say he could be an influence on democratic senators to overturn the convention of the filibuster, which demands all important votes get 60—40, and currently it is a 50—50 split in the upper chamber. president biden of course has served for many years in the senate, reluctant to weigh in on that particular debate, if you like. i think what he is looking to do, david, is focus attention on this issue, the fact that this is happening in quite a number of different states, that these laws are being tightened, democrats cling to the cost of minorities, groups that would traditionally vote democrat. democrat voters will be more inclined to get out to the polls next year for the mid—term elections and to cast their votes. mid—term elections and to cast theirvotes. he mid—term elections and to cast their votes. he is looking to, i think, raise awareness of
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what is going on, to draw attention to it in the hope of mitigating its effect next year. mitigating its effect next ear. ., , , , , mitigating its effect next ear. ., ,, ,, ., year. nonetheless, i guess for many democrats _ year. nonetheless, i guess for many democrats who - year. nonetheless, i guess for many democrats who feel - year. nonetheless, i guess forj many democrats who feel very strongly about this, this is a deeply frustrating time to have two witness so many states going in a different direction? absolutely. and of course republicans argue this is all about enhanced election security. they feel the laws were relaxed too much, surrounding voting rights in the united states, last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. they said that that has not made the election system here safe are and secure, so they are justifying these rules —— safe and secure. democrats, for their part, point out the number of proven cases of voter fraud in this country is more or less infant
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decimal. —— infinitesimal. police in south africa now say 72 people have died in the violence which has erupted since the jailing of former president jacob zuma last week. that includes ten people killed in a stampede during looting on monday night at a shopping centre in soweto, the country's biggest township. the military has now been deployed to help the overstretched police. nomsa maseko reports. thrown by her mother to safety. cheers of relief after looting, fires and rampage caused these people to flee their homes. rioters targeted on the ground floor here, then set the building on fire, affecting apartments on the upper floors. this man returning again and again to help people escape. what initially started as a pro—jacob zuma protest has now become almost like a free—for—all. the looting spree began five days ago and it has continued unabated.
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the military has been deployed on the ground, but even they cannot control the situation. nearly 800 people have been arrested and the leaders of the provinces affected by rioting have said 19 people have died while the death toll stands at 26. despite the visible criminality and violence here, some believe this is still very much aboutjacob zuma, the jailed former president. do you think this is aboutjacob zuma? it is about jacob it is aboutjacob zuma. it is about the jacob zuma because if you notice very well, this started on the day after it was people didn't want
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jacob zuma arrested in the beginning. president ramaphosa, the president of this country, should have done something to prevent this. in guateng, the country's economic hub, people say livelihoods have been affected. it's sad because they are increasing unemployment and some of us are not employed for that yet depending with food and everything else, so this is not okay. whatever they're doing is not okay. my sister's now, she is at home doing nothing, she was employed. i don't know what's gonna happen from now. i feel bad because we are using the shops, we are going to be hungry and we are not going, we're going to go far away for bread... more troops are expected to be deployed overnight to prevent the rioting from spreading to other areas. nomsa maseko reporting there. let's get some of
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the day's other news. the un world food programme says it needs to sharply increase the quantity of food aid it's started to deliver to ethiopia's tigray region, where months of fighting has led to widespread hunger. a spokesperson said 100 trucks a day would be needed to reverse what he described as "catastrophic" conditions. hundreds of thousands of people are facing famine. the french competition authority has fined google a record $600 million in a copyright dispute. the authority said google hadn't negotiated in good faith when it came to paying for press reports that it runs on its news aggregator site. a diplomatic row has broken out between the greek government and the eu over the country's treatment of migrants trying to reach europe from turkey. human rights groups claim that thousands of people seeking asylum in europe have been blocked by greek boats and pushed back to turkey. but athens has rejected claims by a senior eu official
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that the country is breaching european fundamental rights saying the claims are unfounded. fergal keane's report from the island of lesbos contains some strong language. on europe's southern frontier, the guardians of the law are accused of breaking it. please! help us! pushing asylum seekers across an international border, time and again. in some cases, shots fired in the air, and into the water. all to intimidate. we've been investigating the stories of some of those who allege they've been victims of pushbacks. onjune the 10th last, migrants filmed part of their encounter with greek coastguards. using the footage, we verified the date and location of the incident. translation: they asked us why we didn't get - a visa before entering.
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we explained that we fled the country, there was no way to get a visa when you flee like that. with the war at home, the multiple problems, our exit is illegal. they insulted us. they made the sign of the cross. they told us to go screw ourselves, and if we came back, they'd kill us. some do manage to land in greece. but that doesn't end the danger of being pushed back. we have heard evidence of people who've gotten ashore and been discovered by the greek authorities, only to be taken back out to sea and pushed in the direction of turkey, without any due process. translation: then they put us on the bus and took us - to a military port, then put us in boats. it was around 8pm. there were police wearing dark blue and commandos covering their faces with masks. i could only see the eyes. they were armed with weapons. then we arrived as a location at around quarter past midnight. they put us all in one boat. after that, we realised
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we were in regional turkish waters. engines and allowed to drift before being eventually picked up by the turkish coast guard. since these scenes six years ago, sentiment has hardened against migrants in europe. and the eu is accused of turning a blind eye to abuses because greece is keeping migrants out. some boats from the eu's own border agency are even accused of helping with pushbacks. but now a top eu official has told the bbc pushbacks defy its core values and must stop. i think these are violations of our fundamental european values. and when we are protecting our borders, we are protecting our values. and that's why we can't see violations of fundamental rights go on without having a proper response to that. but this evening,
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athens hit back. allegations affecting race are clearly unfounded, rely on footage or testimony provided from the country of departure. numerous cases have been investigated, including by the european union, and reports have found no evidence of any breach of eu fundamental rights. that denial will be challenged, if the eu is serious about ending abuses on its borders. fergal keane, bbc news, lesbos. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: a question of consent — why sexual consent education is being made mandatory in parts of australia. after months of talks and missed deadlines, a deal has been struck to keep greece within the eurozone. the immediate prospect of greece going bust in the worst crisis to hit the eurozone has been averted. emergency services across
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central europe are stepping up their efforts to contain the worst floods this century. nearly 100 people have been killed. broadway is traditionally. called the great white way by americans but tonight. — it's completely blacked out. it's a timely reminder to all americans - of the problems that the energy crisisj has brought to them. leaders meet in paris for a summit on pollution, inflation and third world debt. this morning, theyjoined the revolution celebrations for a show of military might on the champs—elysees. wildlife officials in australia have been coping with a penguin problem. fairy penguins have been staggering ashore and collapsing after gorging themselves on a huge shoal of their favourite food, pilchards. some had eaten so much, they could barely stand. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: president biden has accused republican—controlled states
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of mounting a dangerous attack on voting rights following donald trump's defeat in the 2020 election. more than 70 people are now known to have died in south africa in violent unrest and looting sparked by the jailing of former presidentjacob zuma. sexual consent education is being made mandatory in some parts of australia after thousands of young women shared stories of being sexually assaulted by boys they knew at school. for some the testimonies were shocking, but for many the scale of the problems came as no surprise. shaimaa khalil spent the day with a group of students at a school in brisbane — and a warning — shaimaa's report contains sensitive content with sexual references. they said it was aimed towards 16—year—olds, but then didn't even use the word sexual consent. i think it was a bit embarrassing. sexual consent may not be the easiest subject for a school podcast.
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but at brisbane girls grammar, it's got students talking. they've been inspired by a petition demanding that children are taught more about it. i was not clear before this campaign what the term sexual harassment, sexual consent meant, and to be honest, i'm not too clear now what that means. schools have a responsibility to more explicitly teach these issues from younger ages. we need to know about them and there's no point covering| up the truth so that we have to learn about it personally. | this girl has become an unlikely hero among young women in australia. her social media poll asking friends if they've been raped or sexually assaulted by people they knew at school went viral. so far, more than six and a half thousand people have shared their stories. to me, there was nothing surprising about the testimonies. i wasjust like, yup, that's what happened to my friends. itjust happened in a different state, different school, different year group. australia prides itself on having one of the best education systems in the world, but in reality, this rape
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culture has gone so deep, i think that it's the norm. the scale of the problem was certainly shocking, but what also came out of these stories was a lack of clear understanding about sexual consent and how schools needed to do a lot more. the fact that students don't know that people they trust can sexually assault them, they don't think that boyfriends can sexually assault them, it's an injustice on the students to be so vulnerable that we are sexually assaulted and not even having the tools to be able to define what that is. i think all schools are reviewing our programmes, and most would agree that is true that we are very, very clear that these things are dealt with holistically, in the home with parents from the earliest ages. so much of this is impacted by societal attitudes. generally, government has a role, so it's not the sole responsibility of schools, but we do play a very important part. lucinda hoffman didn't fully understand sexual consent when she was assaulted aged 16. we were in the car and we started kissing,
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and then he locked the doors, pushed me down and said that i have to perform oral sex and i'm not allowed out until i do. i feel let down by the education system as a whole. we weren't taught enough and the boys weren't taught enough, because there are some instances where education would've100% prevented a lot of sexual assault. hey, hey! hey, ho! sexual violence got to go! the demand for more education is part of a bigger movement. tens of thousands of women rallied across australia, protesting against abuse and harassment earlier this year. there are no quick solutions, but many agree schools are a solid place to start. and students here are determined to keep the issue alive, even when it's no longer in the headlines. shaimaa khalil, bbc news, brisbane. carlos ghosn was once considered the great guru of the international
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motor industry. but the former boss of nissan and renault is better known as the man who escaped japanese justice by hiding in a box and being spirited out of the country in a private jet. he'd been arrested in tokyo in 2018 and charged with financial misconduct offences, which he denies. he is now in exile in lebanon from where he has been speaking exclusively to our business editor, simonjack. i could not show my face, so i had to be hidden somewhere, and the only way i could be hidden is to be in a box, or be in a luggage. so, nobody could see me, nobody could recognise me and obviously, the plan could work. before joining the box, i needed not to be detected because i departed from an airport outside tokyo. so, we used a train and taxis, so i had to wear things that i never usually wear.
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you know, the plane was scheduled to take off at 11pm that night. we were ready and i was in the box in the rear of the plane probably around 10:30 p:m.. the 30 minutes waiting in the box in the plane, waiting for the plane to take off, were probably the longest period of wait i've ever experienced in my life. it was a tiny box as well. and for our viewers on bbc world news, you can hear more of that interview in asia business report in less than 15 minutes. the nominations for this year's emmys have been announced, with the crown and the mandalorian leading the charge, with 2a nominations apiece. the netflix hit series based on the british royal family has garnered acting nods for olivia colman, josh o'connor and emma corrin. it's also up for best drama
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series, while disney's the mandalorian is recognised in the same category. let's delve a little deeper into the nominations now with sandro monetti, entertainment journalist and editor of hollywood international filmmaker magazine who joins me live from la. very good to see you. you have shown me up, looking for more hollywood than i am today. 2a nominations for two productions. don't they have enough to choose from? it has been an incredible _ enough to choose from? it has been an incredible year - enough to choose from? it has been an incredible year for - been an incredible year for television but quality has risen to the surface. interestingly these are the two most expensive shows on television. it costs up to $13 million to make each episode of the crown, $15 million for the mandalorian. but you get what you mandalorian. but you get what y°u pay mandalorian. but you get what you pay for. these are the two duking it out. the crown is there again. year after year
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there again. year after year the competition gets better but the competition gets better but the crown still gets nominated on the question must be asked, is this the best tv show of all time? i is this the best tv show of all time? ., ., , time? i thoroughly en'oyed it althou:h time? i thoroughly en'oyed it although it time? i thoroughly en'oyed it although i am * time? i thoroughly en'oyed it although i am one h time? i thoroughly en'oyed it although i am one of h time? i thoroughly enjoyed it although i am one of those i time? i thoroughly enjoyed it i although i am one of those who is a bit sceptical about the format, is this real, is it history, is it drama? ithink the same — history, is it drama? ithink the same about _ history, is it drama? i think. the same about mandalorian. i don't know so much about that one. but they are different productions, aren't they? the man delorean _ productions, aren't they? the man delorean -- _ productions, aren't they? tue: man delorean —— mandalorian, the small screen spin—off of star wars has proved much more entertaining than the recent star wars movies. baby goat are rapidly becoming the biggest tv star in the world. and those to lead the way. this is a year when among all the nominees i think that more of the tv shows have been watched than ever before because so many of us during the pandemic were at
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home binge watching and you just have to look at social media to see how much love there is from the public for there is from the public for the crown and four when mac and that love is clearly being shown by the emmy voters. you make a good — shown by the emmy voters. you make a good point. _ shown by the emmy voters. you make a good point. -- - shown by the emmy voters. you make a good point. —— and for the mandalorian. and ted lasso has nominations, i plug it because my son has a tiny role in the next series.— because my son has a tiny role in the next series. what do you think? just _ in the next series. what do you think? just watch _ in the next series. what do you think? just watch ted - in the next series. what do you think? just watch ted lasso - think? just watch ted lasso because it really shows the funny side of football. can you imagine such a thing? it is about an american coach coming into the english premier league to manage a failing team and try to turn it around. he tries to do it with a mixture of charm, comedy and sweetness and
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sweetness is really the quality of this show. we sweetness is really the quality of this show.— of this show. we will have to find out if — of this show. we will have to find out if the _ of this show. we will have to find out if the judges - of this show. we will have to find out if the judges share l find out if the judges share your belief. thank you so much. and thank you for watching. hello there. summer weather is increasingly set to take hold over the next few days. it is looking largely dry. we'll see increasing amounts of sunshine and increasing temperatures as well, and it is all because of high pressure. currently, this area of high pressure is sitting to the south—west of us, but it is going to build towards the uk over the next few days, hence the increasing amounts of sunshine and those higher temperatures as well. but actually, through wednesday, many spots will see a decent amount of sunshine. we will have quite a lot of cloud through the morning across some eastern parts of scotland and eastern england, tending to retreat towards the coast through the day, and also, more cloud into northern ireland and western scotland. and actually, as that cloud thickens up through the afternoon, it could even produce the odd spot of drizzle. but elsewhere, some good spells of sunshine. temperatures in the sunniest spots up to 2a or 25 degrees.
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a bit breezy for north—western areas and also for some eastern coasts. now, as we head through wednesday night into thursday, we will see more cloud rolling down across northern ireland and scotland, getting into northern england and wales by the end of the night. clear spells further south, a pretty mild night — 11—15 degrees in most places. into thursday, we are going to see more in the way of cloud pushing southwards down into england and wales. there'll be some spells of sunshine and certainly, some brighter conditions developing for northern ireland and for scotland, and in the best of the sunshine, temperatures again getting up to around 2a or 25 degrees. and for friday, many spots can expect to see plenty of blue sky and sunshine. a bit more cloud at this stage across north—western parts of scotland, northern ireland, but certainly more cloud across the northern isles. the sunnier skies further south lifting those temperatures up to 25—26, maybe at this stage, up to 27 degrees. and that sets us up for the weekend because our area of high pressure is going to become firmly established across the uk, bringing
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lots of dry weather, lots of sunshine. you can see frontal systems close to the far north perhaps giving a bit more cloud at times, but with our high pressure in place, we can expect some pretty warm weather through both saturday and sunday. so, let's look at some city forecasts. you can see across shetland, it'll stay cloudy and a bit cooler, 15 or 16 degrees. but most other places, fine, dry, some spells of sunshine and temperatures easily up to 27, maybe 28 degrees.
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the headlines: president biden has accused republican—controlled states of mounting a dangerous attack on free and fair elections by restricting voting rights. the republican national committee dismissed mr biden's remarks as dishonest. it said republicans were trying to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat. the deployment of hundreds of troops in south africa has failed to prevent a fifth day of violent unrest and looting. at least 72 people have been killed and about 800 have been arrested since protests erupted in response to the jailing of the former president, jacob zuma. and the un world food programme says it needs to sharply increase the quantity of food aid it's delivering to ethiopia's tigray region, where months of fighting has led to widespread hunger. a spokesperson said 100 trucks a day would be needed to reverse what he described as "catastrophic" conditions. a man who killed two schoolgirls in the 1980s

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