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after days of queueing at the pumps, the army will begin delivering fuel to petrol stations across the uk from monday. i to petrol stations across the uk from monday-— from monday. i appreciate how frustrating _ from monday. i appreciate how frustrating it _ from monday. i appreciate how frustrating it has _ from monday. i appreciate how frustrating it has been, - from monday. i appreciate how frustrating it has been, how . frustrating it has been, how infuriating it has been for people. the situation is stabilising but it is a problem that's been driven freely by demand, not by supply. an freely by demand, not by supply. an american private equity firm is set to take over morrisons. the uk's for health largest supermarket group. the home secretary said police must raise the bar by taking the harassment of women more seriously. this is the scene live in washington
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at one of more than 600 abortion rights rally is place across the united states as people protest against recent efforts by states to restrict abortion access. the queen officially opens the sixth session officially opens the sixth session of the scottish parliament at holyrood. to the new streams lava pose a further threat of destruction as the la palma volcano forces more residents to flee. and coming up in half an hour, the chief of the defence staff discusses the lessons learned in iraq and afghanistan in political thinking with nick robinson.
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good evening. the situation at petrol pumps across much of britain seems to be getting better. figures from the petrol retailers association show that more than two thirds sites they contacted now have plenty of fuel. however, some filling stations in london and the south—east remain dry. the military is due help out beginning deliveries to petrol stations from monday. our business correspondent katie austin has the very latest. there were queues to fuel again this morning in parts of southern england. this is the first time i'm queuing up because my boy normally gets it for me, but today, oh, my gosh. it's like christmas came early. no issues in newcastle though. no problems at all, ijust put £100 in. a few days ago it was hard but i think it's picking up. i the body representing independent forecourts says availability across the country has improved. it thinks about two thirds of sites now have petrol and diesel while 16% have run
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dry, but it's labelled the situation in london and the south—east is critical. all deliveries must now go to london and the south—east and to the independent forecourts, which make up 65% of all forecourts in the uk. 200 military personnel, including 100 drivers, have been called in to help boost supplies. they are being trained and will start on monday. the first big amount will really be working through this weekend, deploying on monday on their own more and then by the end of the week another 60 to 70 will come online. amid a shortage of hgv drivers across the economy, 5000 visas for foreign workers had really been announced, lasting until christmas eve. that includes 300 fuel tanker drivers. we now know they will
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be able to start immediately and the length of time they can stay has been extended until the end of march. a700 of the visas are for food lorry drivers, and they will not be able to start until later this month but their length of stay has been extended up to the end of february. ministers insist the fuel situation will continue to improve if people only buy what they need, even when supply levels return to normal motorists are being told they should expect to pay more at the pump as wholesale prices rise. there is a warning the situation appears to be worsening in london and the south—east. borisjohnson has issued a warning that they cannot expect to rely on cheap immigrant labour in the future. speaking on the eve of the conservative party conference in manchester the prime minister said he wanted to end the uk's reliance on low wage foreign workers and for it to become a well—paid well
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skilled and highly productive economy. i skilled and highly productive econom . ., skilled and highly productive economy-— skilled and highly productive econom . ., ., , economy. i would say that they should go _ economy. i would say that they should go about _ economy. i would say that they should go about their— economy. i would say that they should go about their business| economy. i would say that they i should go about their business in the normal way. i appreciate how frustrating it has been. it is a problem that has been driven freely by demand, not by supply, although we are thinking through the solution that we can. if we are thinking through the solution that we can. if it we are thinking through the solution that we can. , we are thinking through the solution that we can-— that we can. if it is stabilising wh do that we can. if it is stabilising why do need _ that we can. if it is stabilising why do need to _ that we can. if it is stabilising why do need to bring - that we can. if it is stabilising why do need to bring the - that we can. if it is stabilising | why do need to bring the army that we can. if it is stabilising - why do need to bring the army end? you might need to take all possible precautions but the supplies are getting in, they are getting into the four courts and people just to be going about their business in the normal way. talking about hgv drivers, you have relaxed the rules for visa slightly. will you rule out further relaxations?— for visa slightly. will you rule out further relaxations? what we have now is a system — further relaxations? what we have now is a system that _ further relaxations? what we have now is a system that allows - further relaxations? what we have now is a system that allows us - further relaxations? what we have now is a system that allows us to l now is a system that allows us to control immigration and that gives
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us flexibility. we can open up markets and we will keep everything under review. what we don't want to do is to go back to a situation where we basically allowed the road haulage industry to be sustained with low—wage immigration which meant that wages did not go up in facilities and standards and the quality of the job did not go out so the weird thing is now that people don't want to go in to the road haulage industry. they don't want to be lorry drivers precisely because we had that immigration approach and held wages down and held the quality of the job down so want to see an improvement and investments in facilities and which we are now starting to see is, for the first time in over a decade at usc and wages going up around the country and that is fundamentally a good thing. that is what we need. and wages are going up faster for those
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in the lower incomes and that is what we mean by levelling up. that leads me onto _ what we mean by levelling up. that leads me onto my _ what we mean by levelling up. that leads me onto my next question because you are helping hgv drivers and poultry workers but there are other industries that are complaining. as the answer, then, you are saying more immigration? element think the answer is for getting tired people in from abroad as it was a great thing. i've always beenin as it was a great thing. i've always been in favour to allow people who work hard and want to make their lives here. but work hard and want to make their lives here-— work hard and want to make their lives here. �* ., ., ., ., lives here. but what i also want to see is standards _ lives here. but what i also want to see is standards of _ lives here. but what i also want to see is standards of jobs _ lives here. but what i also want to see is standards of jobs going - lives here. but what i also want to see is standards of jobs going up i see is standards ofjobs going up around the country. pay going up around the country. pay going up around the country and investment in people. in their skills. around the country and investment in people. in theirskills. in around the country and investment in people. in their skills. in their training and also the capital and equipment and facilities because i think the uk should not do is
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continue to try to be a low—wage, low skill, low productivity economy. this is the moment. i think people don't want to see that. they want us to be a well—paid, well skilled, highly productive economy and that is where we are going. that highly productive economy and that is where we are going.— is where we are going. that was boris johnson — is where we are going. that was boris johnson speaking - is where we are going. that was boris johnson speaking earlier. | is where we are going. that was i boris johnson speaking earlier. the borisjohnson speaking earlier. the home secretary has said that police must raise the bar by taking the harassment of women more seriously. pretty patel said crime such as indecent exposure and verbal abuse should not be taken lightly. she also said that women should feel confident to call out such offences. ministers have promised reform of the criminaljustice system after the criminaljustice system after the murder of sarah everard by a serving police officer. simonjones reports. the death of sarah everard prompted an outpouring of public grief and now the government is said it is determined how mad it will bring about permanent change in how society deals with violence against
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women and girls. the prime minister said there are too few prosecutions and convictions sexual violence. the time from and convictions sexual violence. tue: time from report and convictions sexual violence. tte: time from report to referral, from referral to court proceedings in the court proceedings to the conclusion, all three of those segments is far too long. and what you are seeing is the whole system snarled up with evidential problems, with the data issues and mobile phones, disclosure and all that kind stuff and this is and all that kind stuff and this is a nightmare for the women concerned. he kidnapped raped and murdered sarah everard. he then dumped her body in woodland in kent. car is registered to him had previously been linked to allegations of indecent exposure but he was not identified as a potential sex offender. it is kindly also use the whatsapp group to swap misogynistic messages with officers from the metropolitan police of the civil nuclear constabulary and the norfolk constabulary. taste
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nuclear constabulary and the norfolk constabulary-— constabulary. we have also got to address issues _ constabulary. we have also got to address issues going _ constabulary. we have also got to address issues going on _ constabulary. we have also got to address issues going on within - constabulary. we have also got to| address issues going on within the police force and you will have seen this stuff about the officers on the whatsapp group. you've got to come down very hard on them. the whatsapp group. you've got to come down very hard on them.— down very hard on them. the home secretary said _ down very hard on them. the home secretary said the _ down very hard on them. the home secretary said the police _ down very hard on them. the home secretary said the police must - down very hard on them. the home secretary said the police must raise j secretary said the police must raise the bar by taking harassment and flashing more seriously. pretty patel told the telegraph they should not be considered low—level crimes. same and we are absolutely committed to tackling violence against women and girls and that is going to be ourfocus. it is and girls and that is going to be our focus. it is one of our priority so you will see us out and patrolling hotspots. there are calls for more scrutiny for the police themselves.— for more scrutiny for the police themselves. , ., , , ., ., themselves. this has been going on for many many _ themselves. this has been going on for many many years _ themselves. this has been going on for many many years and _ themselves. this has been going on for many many years and i'm - themselves. this has been going on for many many years and i'm tired l themselves. this has been going on | for many many years and i'm tired of hearing _ for many many years and i'm tired of hearing police — for many many years and i'm tired of hearing police forces _ for many many years and i'm tired of hearing police forces say— for many many years and i'm tired of hearing police forces say we - for many many years and i'm tired of hearing police forces say we are - hearing police forces say we are going _ hearing police forces say we are going to — hearing police forces say we are going to learn _ hearing police forces say we are going to learn lessons - hearing police forces say we are going to learn lessons from - hearing police forces say we are i going to learn lessons from some tragedy — going to learn lessons from some tragedy the _ going to learn lessons from some tragedy. the lessons— going to learn lessons from some tragedy. the lessons don't- going to learn lessons from some tragedy. the lessons don't seem i going to learn lessons from some i tragedy. the lessons don't seem to be tragedy. the lessons don't seem to he learned — tragedy. the lessons don't seem to he learned the _ tragedy. the lessons don't seem to be learned the lessons _ tragedy. the lessons don't seem to be learned the lessons of _ tragedy. the lessons don't seem to be learned the lessons of the - be learned the lessons of the women's _ be learned the lessons of the women's suffering _ be learned the lessons of the women's suffering has - be learned the lessons of the women's suffering has to - be learned the lessons of the i women's suffering has to stop be learned the lessons of the - women's suffering has to stop and when _ women's suffering has to stop and when that— women's suffering has to stop and when that happened _ women's suffering has to stop and when that happened in _ women's suffering has to stop and when that happened in the - women's suffering has to stop and | when that happened in the country are saying — when that happened in the country are saying that— when that happened in the country are saying that and _ when that happened in the country are saying that and you _ when that happened in the country are saying that and you have - when that happened in the country are saying that and you have to - are saying that and you have to listen _ are saying that and you have to listen and — are saying that and you have to listen and police _ are saying that and you have to listen and police forces - are saying that and you have to listen and police forces are - are saying that and you have to listen and police forces are not| listen and police forces are not doing —
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listen and police forces are not doing that _ listen and police forces are not doing that. and _ listen and police forces are not doing that. and so _ listen and police forces are not doing that. and so it— listen and police forces are not doing that. and so it has- listen and police forces are not doing that. and so it has to - listen and police forces are not doing that. and so it has to be| doing that. and so it has to be listened — doing that. and so it has to be listened to— doing that. and so it has to be listened to at _ doing that. and so it has to be listened to at a _ doing that. and so it has to be listened to at a lower - doing that. and so it has to be listened to at a lower level- doing that. and so it has to be| listened to at a lower level and doing that. and so it has to be - listened to at a lower level and i'm sorry, _ listened to at a lower level and i'm sorry, that — listened to at a lower level and i'm sorry, that means— listened to at a lower level and i'm sorry, that means resourcing - listened to at a lower level and i'm sorry, that means resourcing and i sorry, that means resourcing and that means — sorry, that means resourcing and that means more _ sorry, that means resourcing and that means more police - sorry, that means resourcing and that means more police available sorry, that means resourcing and - that means more police available and more _ that means more police available and more money— that means more police available and more money out _ that means more police available and more money put into— that means more police available and more money put into policing - that means more police available and more money put into policing and - more money put into policing and into the _ more money put into policing and into the court— more money put into policing and into the court system _ more money put into policing and into the court system but - more money put into policing and into the court system but we - more money put into policing and into the court system but we alsoj into the court system but we also have _ into the court system but we also have to _ into the court system but we also have to have _ into the court system but we also have to have much _ into the court system but we also have to have much better- into the court system but we also i have to have much better processes of training _ have to have much better processes of training police _ have to have much better processes of training police and _ have to have much better processes of training police and those - have to have much better processes of training police and those in- have to have much better processes of training police and those in the l of training police and those in the justice _ of training police and those in the justice system _ of training police and those in the justice system-— justice system. opposition politicians— justice system. opposition politicians accuse - justice system. opposition politicians accuse the - justice system. opposition - politicians accuse the government of starving the police of resources but there is a growing consensus that there is a growing consensus that the death of sarah everard must act as a watershed moment. the abortion rights battle in america is taking to the streets today with protests being held in all 50 states and the capital washington, dc. thousands of women's rights advocates are joining 660 marches to protest against recent efforts by states to severely restrict access to terminations including the new law in texas that bans abortions after six weeks. campaigners on both sides believe
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the us supreme court has become more likely to take action to overturn the national right to abortion provided in the landmark roe v wade ruling in 1973. barbara is at the valley and she said marchers feel that now was the moment. this is the moment when abortion rights are facing the most significant challenge nearly half a century and that has been galvanising protesters. people are demonstrating in cities in all 50 states and here in cities in all 50 states and here in washington, dc. and the focus really is the supreme court because the balance of power shifted there recently. donald trump appointed three conservative justices and now there is a supermajority of conservatives on the bench and the supreme courtjust a month ago allowed a very restrictive abortion law to go ahead in texas. this is a law to go ahead in texas. this is a law that would ban abortion after
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only six weeks of pregnancy. also the court is expecting to hear a mississippi challenge to national abortion rights, those rights guaranteed by that 1973 vote v wade landmark decision. that is going to take place a couple of months and is a people here are really focusing on gearing up for a people here are really focusing on gearing upfora a people here are really focusing on gearing up for a battle to protect a have had for some five decades and they say that this is not about registering protests that trying to recruit activists who want to carry out the site over the next year. the supermarket chain morrisons has been bought at auction by a us private equity firm. if approved by shareholders, the firm which is advised by the former tesco boss will pay almost £7 billion. joining me now is the retail expert claire
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bailey. thank you forjoining us here on bbc news that is really interesting. the party that lost this bid, he said that the business is outstanding. what exactly has clayton got?— outstanding. what exactly has cla onrot? ~ . , clayton got? well, i think really, if we think— clayton got? well, i think really, if we think about _ clayton got? well, i think really, if we think about the _ clayton got? well, i think really, if we think about the big - clayton got? well, i think really, if we think about the big four - if we think about the big four supermarkets morrisons has always been different together is because they have done things differently. they created market street quite some years ago now and that kind of gave that impression of the traditional old—fashioned marketplaces with shiny fruit and veg but of course all under one roof. it is still a supermarket but it gave us that sense that they were a bit more natural and so on and more recently they came up with a market kitchen which is where they used ingredients within the store, cook it up into fresh delicious meals with the real chefs on site and people can eat on site or have
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food delivered so they are inspiring people to use a greedy as they can buy on site and these little differences have meant that for the customers that value those features they have become very determinedly lawyer that creates a strong business. lawyer that creates a strong business-— lawyer that creates a strong business. ~ _, ., ., , business. will come to the loyalty and what brits _ business. will come to the loyalty and what brits think _ business. will come to the loyalty and what brits think about - business. will come to the loyalty and what brits think about this. i and what brits think about this. they see it as a british asset. and let's just go back to morrisons. they own about 90%, don't they? including parts of the supply chain. we have seen how important resilience has been during this pandemic. is it likely, then, to stay this way?— pandemic. is it likely, then, to sta thiswa ? , ., _ ., ., stay this way? obviously in addition to the 7 billion — stay this way? obviously in addition to the 7 billion that _ stay this way? obviously in addition to the 7 billion that has _ stay this way? obviously in addition to the 7 billion that has been - stay this way? obviously in addition to the 7 billion that has been dead i to the 7 billion that has been dead for the actual shares these new investment consortium are putting in a further 3 billion to clear some of the debts that morrison have gotten based on the profits that they made in the most recent profits update it will take them, if they don't do
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something, down 11 years to get a return on investment which is huge. so obviously they're going to be looking to make changes that drive efficiency, but make sure that that their business is robust and profitable but you are right. the 90% of their store estate whereas most other supermarkets have leased it. selling off the estate meaning that they were very heavily in debt with nothing to fall back on when they hit hard times so i would hope that the wisdom will prevail and they will keep the assets within the business. . , they will keep the assets within the business. ., , ., . ., . business. that is the main concern, isn't it? the — business. that is the main concern, isn't it? the money— business. that is the main concern, isn't it? the money has _ business. that is the main concern, isn't it? the money has been, - business. that is the main concern, isn't it? the money has been, it - isn't it? the money has been, it will be signed off by the end of october. it is a significant investment. investors already are trying to gather that money, to pay for morrisons. in terms of asset
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disposals and cost savings what is that going to mean for employees and for shoppers? that going to mean for employees and forshoppers? is that going to mean for employees and for shoppers? is the experience going to change? you for shoppers? is the experience going to change?— for shoppers? is the experience going to change? for shoppers? is the experience auoin to chance? ., ., .,, ., going to change? you would hope not because to keep _ going to change? you would hope not because to keep profits _ going to change? you would hope not because to keep profits up _ going to change? you would hope not because to keep profits up you - going to change? you would hope not because to keep profits up you need i because to keep profits up you need to keep your costs down, be as efficient as you possibly can with your supply chains and infrastructure whilst maximising customer experience. they'd not set themselves up to be a low experienced retailer so they can't take that experience away from the shopper otherwise they will lose shoppers. they will go elsewhere and therefore they need to preserve that experience. ideally enhance it, attract more people over, increasing their sales and turnover was also continuing to look at ways to make the business more streamlined and thatis the business more streamlined and that is really the model that would drive up profitability. disposing of assets fully in my opinion need to be a last resort because that is what keeps you with a pool of resources to call upon in hard times? . ~ resources to call upon in hard times? ., ~' , .,
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the headlines. after days of queueing at the pumps retailer say there is an improvement. nationwide, although fuel supplies across london and the south—east of england remain critical. an american private equity firm are set to take over morrisons, the uk's fourth largest supermarket group. the home secretary said police must by taking the harassment of women more seriously. the queen has been addressing msps at holyrood to mark the opening of the sixth session of the scottish parliament. this could be the snp's fourth consecutive term in government following their election victory in may. alexandra mckenzie has the story. the queen was joined at holyrood by the duke and duchess of rothesay. they were greeted by party leaders,
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including the first minister. msps looked on as the mace and the crown of scotland were placed in the chamber, symbolising the challenges of this parliamentary term. this new session brings a sense of beginning and renewal. the scottish parliament has been at the heart of scotland's response to the pandemic, with people across this country looking to you for leadership and stewardship. she due to the pandemic, much of the music was recorded around the country. here in plockton... and this group of asylum seeking and refugee musicians in nicola sturgeon's glasgow constituency. we are a nation proud to call itself simply home for everyone who chooses to live here. and it is indeed fitting that the growing diversity of modern
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scotland is now reflected more clearly in this new parliament. the queen spoke of fond memories of time spent in scotland with her late husband, the duke of edinburgh. she also said it was a moment to look to a new generation. there could be a breakthrough in the way we treat covid. interim trials suggest a new experimental drug could cut the risk of hospitalisation or death by about half. if authorised by the regulators, the treatment will be the first oral antiviral medication for covid. mark has more. this is the first covert pill. trial results suggest it can cut hospitalisations by death might have. , ., , _
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hospitalisations by death might have. , ., , ., have. the news of the efficacy of this particular — have. the news of the efficacy of this particular antiviral _ have. the news of the efficacy of this particular antiviral is - this particular antiviral is obviously particularly good news was at the company, when they briefed us last night had they will be submitting their data to the fda imminently. the data are impressive. pills were given to 775 unvaccinated elderly or medically at risk volunteers within five days of them showing corona virus symptoms. the data from a phase three trial showed 7.3% of patients on the drug were hospitalised compared to 14.1% those who did not take tablets. eight patients were given a placebo later dies of covert but there were no deaths in the group taking the pill. the trial was stopped early because the pill was so successful. the data still needs to be peer—reviewed. so how does it work? as coronavirus replicates itself inside your body these antiviral pills tricked into using the drug which then inserts
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errors into the virus's genetic code, blocking the virus from replicating. tt code, blocking the virus from replicating-— code, blocking the virus from re-rlicatin. , , replicating. it corrupts the gene name of the _ replicating. it corrupts the gene name of the virus _ replicating. it corrupts the gene name of the virus so _ replicating. it corrupts the gene name of the virus so that - replicating. it corrupts the gene name of the virus so that it - replicating. it corrupts the gene i name of the virus so that it cannot replicate that is the beauty. and then even if the virus mutates it could still be useful. people are now talking about this that if we have another coronavirus pandemic in the future this drug will still work for that coronavirus because it is agnostic to variance. t0 for that coronavirus because it is agnostic to variance.— agnostic to variance. to our existin: agnostic to variance. to our existing clinic _ agnostic to variance. to our existing clinic -based - agnostic to variance. to our - existing clinic -based intravenous existing clinic —based intravenous treatments which are even more effective but this appears to be the first pill to treat covert and as long as it is taking early on, could offer an alternative, roughly one third of the price. it is $700 a treatment. third of the price. it is $700 a treatment-— treatment. accessibility is a problem- — treatment. accessibility is a problem. for _ treatment. accessibility is a problem. for this _ treatment. accessibility is a problem. for this and - treatment. accessibility is a problem. for this and it - treatment. accessibility is a problem. for this and it is i problem. for this and it is successful to these make simple pill so a lot— successful to these make simple pill so a lot easier to administer and a lot easier— so a lot easier to administer and a lot easier to — so a lot easier to administer and a lot easier to administer as an outpatient as well.— lot easier to administer as an outpatient as well. they hope that 10 million causes _
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outpatient as well. they hope that 10 million causes of— outpatient as well. they hope that 10 million causes of the _ outpatient as well. they hope that 10 million causes of the treatment will be by the end of the year. it has agreed to supply the us with close to two million and to license the drug to several india based generic drug which could supply it to low and middle income countries. for countries who do not have the vaccine _ for countries who do not have the vaccine available this could be another— vaccine available this could be another stopgap. the vaccine available this could be another stopgap.— vaccine available this could be another sto aa-. ,, ., ., , another stopgap. the us authorities sa the another stopgap. the us authorities say the drug — another stopgap. the us authorities say the drug is _ another stopgap. the us authorities say the drug is no _ another stopgap. the us authorities say the drug is no substitute - another stopgap. the us authorities say the drug is no substitute for - say the drug is no substitute for preventative vaccines but this is an exciting development as the us drug country delete mac the first company to report a pill to treat covert as other countries work on similar treatments. climate negotiators from around the world have been holding talks and is the head of the crucial environmental summit known as cup 26 in glasgow next month. the meeting in glasgow next month. the meeting in milan with delegates from around
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50 countries is one of the final opportunity to shape the agenda for glasgow. from italy, here is our environment correspondent victoria gill. frustration on the streets... ..as young activists marched to the milan climate conference on friday. this is our future and we have to fight for our futures. inside the conference today, a mood of quiet formality, as negotiators brought this meeting to a close. what's been discussed though could hardly be more urgent. the fires, the floods, the melting of the ice and the rising of the sea... the overall message from leaders here is one of cautious optimism, that it will be possible to reach a decisive climate agreement in glasgow, but that it won't be easy. glasgow is the starting point. people who are here in milan representing some of the most vulnerable and small island nations are really concerned that we are still a long way from the trajectory of keeping global temperature increase this century to within this key threshold of 1.5 celsius. we are already in a 1.1 world.
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we are facing increasing frequency and severity of storms and flooding. a 1.5 world is very scary to think about, especially for islands like us, and what's even scarier is that we are still not there, in terms of ambition, in terms of cutting down emissions. this vast coal mine in india, a country that still depends heavily on coal for energy, is just a glimpse of what a challenge it is to slash carbon emissions. but leaders here agree that meeting that challenge is now urgent. by 2030, we need to reduce emissions globally by 45%, but what we need is everyone to come forward and if there is a gap we are going to have to set out how we will close this gap in this decisive decade. the true test, bringing the politics in line with the science, will be at the critical un climate conference in just one month's time. victoria gill, bbc news, milan.
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europe is that first mission to mercury has sent back its first picture of the planet. the spacecraft came within 125 picture of the planet. the spacecraft came within125 miles of mercury�*s cueto covered service. it is moving too fast to go into orbit but will begin more detailed observations. in four years' time. let's discuss this further and speak to a professor of planetary geoscience at the open university. thank you forjoining us here on bbc news. it is important to say, isn't it? it is not the first time we have had a mission to mercury. there was an three decades ago. i be going back? ., , a, back? nasa sent the mariner ten mission and _ back? nasa sent the mariner ten mission and that _ back? nasa sent the mariner ten mission and that is _ back? nasa sent the mariner ten mission and that is the _ back? nasa sent the mariner ten mission and that is the one - back? nasa sent the mariner ten mission and that is the one you i back? nasa sent the mariner ten - mission and that is the one you were referring to but we also more recently had the messenger mission, another nasa. the first and only saw half the planet in the second one
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did great work but it only had relatively low resolution camera so it could not see things that were bigger than, smaller than a few hundred metres across. it took some high—resolution stuff but there are not many images. thejoint high—resolution stuff but there are not many images. the joint european safe delete mixed space agency and japanese mission took high—resolution and imaged a small part of the service and really high resolutions, seeing things that are tens of metres across and it can also explore composition and magnetic field. so does that dot—mac i get the feeling reading about metairie that it is planet that has confounding scientists. repeatedly refer to a small, odd, baffling. why? refer to a small, odd, baffling. wh ? , , refer to a small, odd, baffling. wh 2 y , refer to a small, odd, baffling. wh? _ . why? odd, yes. some people collect the odd ball- — why? odd, yes. some people collect the odd ball. is — why? odd, yes. some people collect the odd ball. is very _ why? odd, yes. some people collect the odd ball. is very small _ why? odd, yes. some people collect the odd ball. is very small but - why? odd, yes. some people collect the odd ball. is very small but it - the odd ball. is very small but it has got a magnetic field and morris does not have a magnetic field and
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it is bigger so it is more like the earth and it is a bit of a battle. we don't mean the understand really why that is. also, it is the moon in some ways in terms of its environment. it is almost airless but it has a lot of geological activity or it has in the past, large volcanic provinces were lava flows cover the surface and also it has got these weird things that we have not seen on other planets like little hollows which appear to be where material from underground little hollows which appear to be where materialfrom underground is escaping to space a bit like melting or evaporating ice so it has got a lot of strange geology. itrui’hat or evaporating ice so it has got a lot of strange geology.— lot of strange geology. what my dau~hter lot of strange geology. what my daughter describes _ lot of strange geology. what my daughter describes as _ lot of strange geology. what my daughter describes as mercury's raspberry. this hydrogen tale following behind it. what i will be hoping to learn from mercury? i understand that it is shrinking.
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when you say that it is very similar in terms of its magnetic fields and the fact that it has two pills, should we be worried? trio. the fact that it has two pills, should we be worried?- the fact that it has two pills, should we be worried? no, i don't think so. should we be worried? no, i don't think so- it _ should we be worried? no, i don't think so. it is — should we be worried? no, i don't think so. it is a _ should we be worried? no, i don't think so. it is a very _ should we be worried? no, i don't think so. it is a very different - think so. it is a very different planners in a very different part of the solar system. you should be excited because this gives us an opportunity to try to complete the family album. find out more about all the different rocky planets in the server system which could tell us more about planets further away from us in other solar systems. tt from us in other solar systems. it has been a pleasure. thank you. thank you. the volcano that has been erupting for the past 11 days on the island of la palma is spewing out to the new streams of lava. the river of red hot lava has been snaking down hill from a new event raising fears of further disruption. many homes and crops have been destroyed and thousands of people had to evacuate since the eruption first began last
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month. we are going to catch up with the weather. there may be reined in going into the far south—east of england overnight and for the northern isles were here we see the windies where they go into tomorrow morning. a set than gusts of 70 mph can be expected. showers overnight and mostly in the west. it is coldest in the north of scotland. a touch of frost yet attempt is for close to freezing. many of tomorrow will start the day dry with some sunshine. there will be showers from the word go in the west. some of these heavy and may be a rumble of thunder and they will tend to migrate a little further east as we go on to the day. dodging a few downpours and longer spells of rain still around northern scotland. it will be a windy day. these average speeds we can expect them gusts in the range of 35—45 mph and it

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