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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. abortion rights activists have held more than 600 rallies held across the united states, as people protest against recent efforts by states to restrict abortion access. nobody wakes up in the morning and says, "i want to get an abortion today. " it's the hardest decision that a woman will have to make in her entire life, and we should trust women to make that decision for themselves. after days of queuing at the pumps, the army will begin delivering fuel to petrol stations across the uk from monday. i appreciate how frustrating it has been, how infuriating it has been for people. the situation is stabilising — but it's a problem that's been driven really by a demand,
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not by supply. climate ministers gathered in italy say a lot more progress needs to be made by wealthy countries before a crucial un summit in glasgow in november. this is the scene on la palma, where two new streams of lava pose a further threat of destruction and the erupting volcano forces more residents to flee. hello, and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. tens of thousands of abortion rights advocates have been holding
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demonstrations acoss america. they're opposed to a new law in texas, that severely limits access to abortions in the state. there are also wider fears the supreme court may soon rule abortions nationwide are illegal. our correspondent barbara plett usher reports now from washington. roe versus wade has got to stay, ho—ho! hey—hey! activists are sounding the alarm. this is the moment when abortion rights face their most significant challenge in nearly half a century from conservative lawmakers and judges. i am very worried. i think it's time for a course correction. we have been doing this for more than 50 years. now we are back here again and it'sjust like, when is this going to end, you know? but they're going to keep putting out attacks and we are going to keep fighting them. nobody wakes up in the morning and decides, "i want to get- an abortion today. " it's the hardest decision that a woman will have to make i
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in her entire life and we should trust women to make that - decision for themselves. women's rights! in texas especially, protesters have been fired up by a strict new abortion law. it bans the procedure after only six weeks of pregnancy. millions of innocent children lose their right to life every year because of abortion. in texas, we want to save those lives. the supreme court allowed the extreme texas law to go into effect, a sign to protesters that the balance of power on the bench has shifted — conservative control strengthened by donald trump's judicial appointments — and they will take up a challenge to national abortion rights in just a few months. organisers are hoping this will help them recruit new activists for the fight ahead and it is a deeply political one, perhaps more than any other issue in american law, divided along bitterly partisan battle lines. a confrontation just outside the supreme court but the future of abortion rights
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will be decided inside. barbara plett usher, bbc news, washington. the fuel crisis in the uk continues with the situation in london and the southeast critical according to retailers. but the petrol retailers association said elsewhere the situation is easing thanks to the restraint of drivers. their figures show more than two thirds of sites they contacted, now have fuel but 16% have none. the military is due to help delivering to petrol stations from monday. our business correspondent, katy austin, has the latest. there were more queues to fill up this morning. this was in south—east london. this is the first time i am queueing up because my boy normally gets it for me, but today, oh, my gosh, it's like christmas came early. these drivers in newcastle weren't having issues. no problems at all. i've just put £100 in the van
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to keep us going for the week. a few days ago it was very hard, i but i think it's starting to pick. up a little bit now. the body representing independent forecourts says availability across the country has improved. it thinks about two thirds of sites now have petrol and diesel, whilst16% have run dry. but it has labelled the situation in london and the south—east as critical. the prioritisation for deliveries must now go to london and the south—east, and to the independent forecourts which make up 65% of all forecourts across 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. amid a shortage of hgv drivers across the economy, 5,000 visas for foreign workers had already been announced, lasting until christmas eve. that includes 300 fuel tanker drivers. now we know they will be able to start immediately and the length
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of time they can stay for has been extended until the end of march. 4,700 of the visas are for food lorry drivers. they won't be able to start until later this month, but the length of their stay has also been extended until up to the end of february. visiting leeds general infirmary today, the prime minister didn't rule out any further relaxation of the visa rules. what we have now is a system that allows us to control immigration and that gives us flexibility, we can open up our markets if we need to. of course we will keep everything under review. 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. katie austin, bbc news. let's look at some of the day's other news.
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taiwan has accused china of wanton aggression after an unprecedented number of chinese military aircraft crossed into its air defence zone. taiwan says 38 chinese military aircraft entered the zone in two waves on friday china's national day. it also says a further 20 chinese military aircraft flew through its self—declared zone on saturday. the white house says president biden will work demonstrations against the brazilian president, jair bolsonaro, are taking place in dozens of towns and cities across the country. many brazilians are unhappy with the right—wing president's handling of the pandemic, which has killed nearly mr bolsonaro is lagging behind his socialist rival luiz inacio lula da silva in opinion polls ahead of the election. nato forces in kosovo have been temporarily deployed to border crossing points with serbia, to defuse a dispute over car number plates that's seen some of the worst tensions in years.
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kosovo's refusal to recognise serbian vehicle number plates had caused outrage among ethnic serbs. climate ministers gathered in italy say a lot more progress needs to be made by wealthy countries before a crucial un summit in glasgow in november, where it's hoped global leaders will agree to accelerate their programmes for tackling climate change. from milan, here's 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,
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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. 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%,
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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. on top of climate change, deforestation is now being seen as a leading cause of damage to the environment and human health. scientists are warning that the ongoing clearing of the amazon rainforest could have deadly consequences. they've found more than 12 million brazillians will be at high risk of heat—related illnesses within the next 100 years. our correspondent katy watson reports from the state of sao paulo. brazil is a country used to death in the face of pandemic. but this is a graveyard of another kind. an orange
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farmer all his life, luis has never experienced a drought like this. translation: i experienced a drought like this. translation:— experienced a drought like this. translation: i think the way it's auoin , the translation: i think the way it's going, the rainfall— translation: i think the way it's going, the rainfall will _ translation: i think the way it's going, the rainfall willjust - translation: i think the way it's going, the rainfall willjust keep l going, the rainfall willjust keep decreasing in the future. i can see that each year, the rainfall has been lower. . that each year, the rainfall has been lower-— that each year, the rainfall has been lower. ., , ., been lower. . the colours drained from these _ been lower. . the colours drained from these orange _ been lower. . the colours drained from these orange groves. - been lower. . the colours drained from these orange groves. the i been lower. . the colours drained l from these orange groves. the fruit and leaves dried to a crisp. luis says he'll have to take this all up and start again, but the ground is too hard for the machines. and even after replanting, it'll take another three years to harvest new fruit. water levels at the region's most important water source are at their lowest since the 1940s — hampering an important trade route and threatening livelihoods. brazil has more than 10% of the world's fresh water supplies, and this river alone is the second biggest in south america after the amazon, provides 40,000,000 america after the amazon, provides 110,000,000 people with frustrating
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water — notjust here in brazil, but in argentina and paraguay too. but it's also an important source of energy, but the water level has fallen so low that the dam over there is struggling to continue to generate electricity. experts put it down to extreme weather caused by at la nina, a natural weather phenomenon. but they say increasing deforestation in the amazon is making it worse. we deforestation in the amazon is making it worse.— making it worse. we are unfortunately _ making it worse. we are unfortunately very - making it worse. we are unfortunately very nearl making it worse. we are | unfortunately very near a making it worse. we are - unfortunately very near a tipping point of forests, amazon forests, disappearing. 60— 70% of the forest may be replaced by a very degraded ecosystem and degraded savanna due to climate change and local regional deforestation. this moisture flow will be reduced every year. so there will be reduced every year. so there will be reduced every year. so there
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will be less moisture being supported to the south. itruiith will be less moisture being supported to the south. with water rationin: supported to the south. with water rationing across _ supported to the south. with water rationing across the _ supported to the south. with water rationing across the region, - supported to the south. with water rationing across the region, taps i rationing across the region, taps run dry by early morning, especially in poor neighbourhoods like this. for this woman, water is hard to come by at the best of times. she affords yourself the luxury of a shower, but can't use it. —— affords herself. when they get water, the family stores that here — but they are scared to use it in case they run out. they also risk diseases like dinky, with mosquitoes laying their eggs on the surface. it is very difficult for their health, she says. and it won't get any easier until the rain starts to fall and the leaves once again turn green. a distant wish for now, with fears this drought could continue next year too. this drought could continue next yeartoo. katie this drought could continue next year too. katie watson, this drought could continue next yeartoo. katie watson, bbc this drought could continue next year too. katie watson, bbc news, this drought could continue next yeartoo. katie watson, bbc news, in sao paulo state. now, let's go live to
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la palma this evening, where lava continues to flow from the cumbre vieja volcano. the volcano that's been erupting for the past 11 days on the spanish island of la palma is spewing out two new streams of lava, threatening further destruction. many homes and crops have been destroyed and thousands of people have been forced to evacuate since the eruption first began last month. danjohnson is on la palma. it seems like every day, this volcano is producing more and more lava. there are new vents opening up, new ways for the lava to escape — and that means even more lava flowing downhill, putting even more homes and villagers at risk. more than 1,000 properties have been destroyed now, and this is in the area that's been evacuated — so there are homes here where people haven't been able to get back for more than a week now. people are wondering whether they'll ever be able to come back and live here, because nobody knows how long this volcano will keep erupting. you can see the, sort of, ash that spread right across this area —
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it's really thick, coarse stuff that covers absolutely everything. at times, you can feel it in the air, you can taste it, but it all depends on the changing wind direction which areas are under threat, and which areas are taking the gases that are escaping from there, and also down at the sea, as well, because where the lava hits the water, there is another potential for toxic gases there. you can see how powerful that volcano is, how much lava and smoke is continually being produced day and night this has gone on. and people wondering how much more is there to come? experts think this could last for weeks or months more. the headlines on bbc news... across the us there are more than 600 abortion rights rallies being held, as people protest against recent efforts by states to restrict abortion access.
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after days of queuing at the pumps, uk retailers say there's an improvement nationwide although fuel supplies remain critical in london and south east england. the uk home secretary has said, police must "raise the bar" by taking the harassment of women more seriously. priti patel said crimes such as indecent exposure and verbal abuse should not be taken lightly. she said women should feel confident to call out such offences. simonjones reports. the death of sarah everard prompted an outpouring of public grief. now the government says it's determined her murder will bring about permanent change in how society deals with violence against women and girls. the prime minister says there are too few prosecutions and convictions for sexual violence.
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the time from report to referral, from referral to court proceedings, from court proceedings to the conclusion — all three of those segments — is far too long. and what you're seeing is the whole system snarled up with evidential problems, data issues, mobile phones disclosure, all that kind of stuff, and it's a nightmare for the women concerned. wayne couzens kidnapped, raped, and murdered sarah everard. he then dumped her body in woodland in kent. cars registered to him had previously been linked to two allegations of indecent exposure, but he wasn't identified as a potential sex offender. it's claimed couzens also used a whatsapp group to swap misogynistic messages with officers from the metropolitan police, the civil nuclear constabulary, and the norfolk constabulary. we've also got to address the issues going on within the police force,
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and you'll have seen this stuff about the officers on the whatsapp group. we've got to come down very hard on them. the home secretary says the police must raise the bar by taking harassment and flashing more seriously. priti patel told the telegraph, they should not be considered low—level crimes. the met says it's putting more officers in places where people feel unsafe. we're absolutely committed to tackling violence against women and girls. that is going to be our focus. it is one of our priorities. so you will see us out on patrol in hot spots. but there are calls for more scrutiny of the police themselves. this has been going on for many, many years and i'm rather tired of hearing police forces say "we are going to learn lessons from some tragedy." the lessons don't seem to be learned, and the lessons are that women's suffering of this kind of stuff has to stop. and women up and down the country are saying that. and you have to listen, and police forces are not doing that. and so it has to be listened at a lower level, and i'm sorry that means resourcing and more police
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available and more money put into policing and into the court system. but we also have to have much better processes of training police and those in the justice system. opposition politicians accused the government of starving the police and courts of resources, but there's a growing consensus that the death of sarah everard must act as a watershed moment. simon jones, bbc news. to mark the opening of the sixth session of the scottish parliament. the queen said the time was a renewal of fresh thinking. members ofthe renewal of fresh thinking. members of the scottish _ renewal of fresh thinking. members of the scottish parliament, - renewal of fresh thinking. members of the scottish parliament, as - renewal of fresh thinking. members of the scottish parliament, as we i of the scottish parliament, as we all step out of adverse and
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uncertain times, occasions such as this today provide an opportunity for hope and optimism. marking this new session does indeed bring a sense of beginning and renewal. the president of the philippines is certainly a controversial figure. adored by his supporters but accused by critics of encouraging thousands of extrajudicial killings in his "war on drugs". now on the day the election season begins, rodrigo duterte has said he's retiring from politics. the bbc�*s philippines correspondent howard johnson explained whether rodrigo duterte is really preparing to go. well, mr duterte today has said similar things in the past. so we have to take this statement today with a pinch of salt. but in the philippines, it's really about the drama, it's about the gossip. it's a bit like the telenovelas and soap operas that play out in the country — this is the kind of stuff that people talk about, so today's statement really thrusts the duterte family name
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into the gossip mongering and rumour mongering that's going on in every household in the philippines interested in politics. so what could happen is two scenarios — one, he could be switched in late before 15 november, the deadline for switching in a candidate, as we saw him due in 2015, in november when he eventually was successful for president — or it could be that they are setting up the duterte family brand. his daughter is potentially running for president, and today she filed her candidacy for mayor. but what we might see is that switch on 15 november to run with his aide, and that will be a duterte tandem that a lot of people are already used to, as the senator works very closely with the president at the moment. let's get an update on the sports news with chetan pathak.
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we are going to start with the premier league — chelsea back on top of the table tonight after two late goals gave thomas tuchel�*s side victory over southampton. he headed the blues in front forward james jorginho, two late goals from timo werner and ben chilwell gave chelsea the three points to go back to the summit. i the three points to go back to the summit. ~ . the three points to go back to the summit. ~' . ., , ., summit. i like the game, it was an entertaining _ summit. i like the game, it was an entertaining game _ summit. i like the game, it was an entertaining game from _ summit. i like the game, it was an | entertaining game from both sides, very intensive games we are looking entertain our supporters — and we did this, i like the energy and the attitude. i had the feeling that we have our expectations right, what to expect, how to respond, and we got the attitude right. in the end, we got finally the result right. manchester united and everton both missed the chance to go to the top in the early kick—off, drawing 1— zero at old trafford — a
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well—deserved point for his side, anthony martial had given them the lead earlier, but everton fought back and scored their towns and, who did the christiano ronaldo celebration after scoring. everton have lost just once celebration after scoring. everton have lostjust once in the league so far. i have lost 'ust once in the league so far. , ., ,. ., far. i felt we started well, scored a very good _ far. i felt we started well, scored a very good goal— far. i felt we started well, scored a very good goal first _ far. i felt we started well, scored a very good goal first half, i far. i felt we started well, scored a very good goal first half, and l far. i felt we started well, scoredl a very good goal first half, and we should have had that cutting edge and we should've done better, of course. and it's a disappointing goal to concede. it's happened too many times, we in on the attack, or this time it's a corner, and we are still well enough organised behind, we just still well enough organised behind, wejust don't deal with still well enough organised behind, we just don't deal with the situation well enough. you can't rely on that feeling. we've got to do it, and you can't say, "well, we deserve more points," because when you don't score the goals, you don't. i you don't score the goals, you don't. ~ . you don't score the goals, you don't. ~' . , .y don't. i think that we played auainst don't. i think that we played against a — don't. i think that we played
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against a very _ don't. i think that we played against a very good - don't. i think that we played against a very good team. i don't. i think that we played - against a very good team. obviously it's not— against a very good team. obviously it's not easy— against a very good team. obviously it's not easy to get here, and we did welt — it's not easy to get here, and we did welt so _ it's not easy to get here, and we did well. so we were defending quite well in _ did well. so we were defending quite well in the _ did well. so we were defending quite well in the first half, we had our chances. — well in the first half, we had our chances, we considered a late goal that we _ chances, we considered a late goal that we were not expecting. the reaction — that we were not expecting. the reaction of— that we were not expecting. the reaction of the team and the second half was _ reaction of the team and the second half was quite good, everybody was doing _ half was quite good, everybody was doing what we had to do, working hard against a very good team and trying _ hard against a very good team and trying to— hard against a very good team and trying to create chances. and we did it. trying to create chances. and we did it it's a _ trying to create chances. and we did it it's a pity— trying to create chances. and we did it. it's a pity that the last one, but it— it. it's a pity that the last one, but it could _ it. it's a pity that the last one, but it could be even better. but we are pleased with the way that we played _ are pleased with the way that we played at — are pleased with the way that we played at the end.— are pleased with the way that we played at the end. britton's lizzie l kman played at the end. britton's lizzie ihrkman put _ played at the end. britton's lizzie ihrkman put her— played at the end. britton's lizzie dykman put her name _ played at the end. britton's lizzie dykman put her name in - played at the end. britton's lizzie dykman put her name in the i played at the end. britton's lizzie i dykman put her name in the history books as she won the first women's parid roubaix — and she did it in style too, breaking away from the balaton with 80 km to go. she looked like she was never caught. she's also the first british writer, man or woman, to also the first british writer, man orwoman, to win also the first british writer, man or woman, to win the race. marianne voss finished second over a minute behind. a shock ending to the rugby championship as new zealand failed to finish with 100% record. they were beaten by the world champions
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south africa in a thrilling match. new zealand ahead until a final kick where south africa scored a penalty to win 31— 29. new zealand finished as champions from five wins to six, but the victory for south africa sees them replace the all blacks at the top of the world rankings. australia finished second after beating argentina 32— 17. finally, bryce dechambeau couldn't add another title to his collection. after beating the last eight, he was beaten in the final of the world championship. he had a top distance of 391 yards and a top all speed of 218 mph, kyle berkshire won the event with 422 yards. and that is all your support for now, back to you. let's end with some pictures from la palma, these are live,
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again, absolutely astonishing, this is the volcano — two new lava flows have emerged, people are being advised to stay indoors. you're watching bbc news. let's ta ke let's take a look at the weather now with nick miller. hello. saturday was a soaker where you are. sunday will be a much better day. there will still be a showers surround and windy, but there will also be spells of sunshine to be had as well. low pressure responsible for the soaking rain which affected some parts of the uk on saturday. sunday, it's closer to northern scotland — this is where we will start the day with the strongest winds, and the northern aisles gusting 60— 70mph. starting temperatures, coldest areas will be around mainland scotland, some areas close to freezing as the day begins. most of the early showers will be in western areas. they will travel gradually further
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east as we go on through the day, and by the afternoon many of the showers will be reasonably hit and miss, though a longer smell of rain pushing back against northern scotland and the northern aisles. these wind speeds will gust up to 35- these wind speeds will gust up to 35— 45mph, very strong winds in the northern aisles using a little, but it remains very windy here with gales. as for temperatures, mostly in the range of 12— 13, or maybe 17 celsius. as for the london marathon, plenty of sunshine in the morning, into the afternoon increasing cloud, there's a chance of catching a shower through as people take longer to complete the course. into the evening, the showers will continue particularly across western areas. overnight and into monday morning, a few more pushing and across at southwell since southern parts of england. as for temperatures, made just start the day on monday a degree or so higher than sunday morning. monday will be another day of sunshine and showers whilst many will be focusing across western
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areas, some again will travel further east during the day. at its across eastern parts where it's most likely to stay dry with sunshine. rain gathering to the southwest as monday comes to an end, some uncertainty as to how quickly it's wanting to move in. but that's tied in with more weather fronts and another area of low pressure. something to play for in the detail, the position of this going into tuesday, but it's likely to bring another spell of heavy rain and strong winds, particularly to wales and england — although may be some to the west and southwest clear up as the day goes on, there will still be some strong winds and gales around. northern ireland gets the most of it, some rain could push into the south and east of scotland with more wet and windy weather on the way.
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the bbc news channel but from me of the team, have a very good night. in and we will take you through tomorrow's papers with guests. first, though, iwill tomorrow's papers with guests. first, though, i will remind you of our headlines. after days of queueing at the pumps retailer say there is an improvement nationwide otherfuel there is an improvement nationwide other fuel supplies remain critical in london and the south—east of england. an american private equity firm are set to take over morrisons. the uk's fourth largest supermarket group. the home secretary said police must raise the bar by taking the harassment and women more seriously. hello and welcome to our little that what sunday's papers will be bringing us. joined this evening by
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