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welcome to bbc news, i'm lewis vaughanjones, ourtop welcome to bbc news, i'm lewis vaughanjones, our top stories: vaughan jones, our top stories: the vaughanjones, our top stories: the world health organization approved a vaccine against malaria which could save hundreds of thousands of lives across the globe each year. the rts,s vaccine is a game changer and it's arriving at the right time. the battle to avoid a shutdown of the us government remains in stalemate with no vote imminent to raise the debt ceiling. the high court in london finds that the ruler of by sheikh mohammed al—maktoum secretly hacked the phone of his
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ex—wife. he denies any involvement. homes destroyed and thousands forced out. the bbc has found evidence of the taliban systematically evicting hazara people and afghanistan. and the game streaming platform twitch is hit by a data leak exposing streamers�* earnings and confidential information. hello and welcome to our viewers in pbs in america and around the globe. millions of children in africa are to be offered vaccinations against one of the world�*s deadliest diseases, malaria. every year hundreds of thousands of children under the age of five die from malaria, a
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disease transmitted by mosquitoes. this is a milestone in public health. after decades of research and trials, this one in kenya, at last a vaccine against one of the world�*s deadliest infections — malaria. the disease is spread by mosquitoes, which are infected with the malaria parasite. this triggers fever, and in severe cases, organ failure. the world health organization said the vaccine would now be widely rolled out across africa. this long awaited malaria vaccine is a breakthrough for science, child health and malaria control. using this vaccine in addition to existing tools to prevent malaria could save tens of thousands of young lives each year. malaria is a global threat, but around 95% of deaths are in sub—saharan africa. every year, more than a quarter of a million african children under the age of five
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die from malaria. that is one child every two minutes. for more than 30 years, the british pharma giant gsk has been working on a vaccine. and since 2019, more than 800,000 children in ghana, kenya and malawi have been immunised. trials have shown that it cuts cases of malaria by a0%, and those of severe malaria by 30%. but it requires four doses, and further booster shots may be required as immunity wanes over time. so it�*s much less effective than other childhood vaccines, but even so, the vaccine should have huge impact. the rts,s vaccine is arriving at the right time. progress has stalled in recent years and end tools and approaches are urgently needed to get the global effort
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back on track. more effective malaria vaccines are in the pipeline, including one developed by oxford university. bed nets, insecticides and antimalarial treatments will also continue to play a crucial role in tackling this ancient scourge which, despite today�*s positive news, is farfrom being defeated. fergus walsh, bbc news. thanks very much for coming on the programme.— the programme. thank you for havin: the programme. thank you for having me _ the programme. thank you for having me on. _ the programme. thank you for having me on. this _ the programme. thank you for having me on. this is - having me on. this is undoubtedly - having me on. this is undoubtedly a - having me on. this is undoubtedly a great. having me on. this is i undoubtedly a great day having me on. this is - undoubtedly a great day in this very, very long battle. but of course it is not a silver bullet, there are still huge challenges ahead? that's
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riaht, huge challenges ahead? that's right. this _ huge challenges ahead? that's right. this is — huge challenges ahead? that's right, this is the _ huge challenges ahead? that's right, this is the huge - huge challenges ahead? that's right, this is the huge vaccine l right, this is the huge vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria by 30%, in sub—saharan africa where it is a huge threat. was born in liberia and i head malaria a few times as a child. my mother would have been so relieved if this protection had been around back then. this is not a silver bullet stopping the vaccine has been shown to make the greatest difference when paired by other proven interventions like mosquito nets to prevent biting and preventative medicines for children during the rainy seasons. so what we need to remember is that while this is an exciting new tool, it is one tool in the vast toolkit that we have and we should be trying to scale up other tools as well alongside the vaccine. gisse to scale up other tools as well alongside the vaccine.- alongside the vaccine. give us an example — alongside the vaccine. give us an example of _ alongside the vaccine. give us an example of that? - alongside the vaccine. give us i an example of that? presumably now we need that financial support, infrastructure, to not only do the rollout itself but support those other measures. that�*s right. one of the key things we have to do is to pair
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the vaccine with other great medical breakthroughs like medicines and tests. so when we have a new strategy we launched today, and we aim to save 4 million more lives and prevent i million more lives and prevent i billion other infections over the next five years but one of the next five years but one of the things we have to do is remember medical breakthroughs are not enough, so we are investing in community health workers to bring those test, medicines, nets and even new tools like the vaccine to the millions of children and families affect by malaria in rural and poorer communities who have really been out of reach of these life—saving breakthroughs. reach of these life-saving breakthroughs.— reach of these life-saving breakthroughs. the timing of this, obviously _ breakthroughs. the timing of this, obviously given - breakthroughs. the timing of this, obviously given all - breakthroughs. the timing of this, obviously given all of i this, obviously given all of the covid-i9 this, obviously given all of the covid—i9 vaccines means inevitably there will be comparisons between the two and comparisons between the two and comparisons about the length of time this has taken, given how quickly the covid—i9 vaccines were developed and rolled out. this is the world�*s first vaccine approved to fight a
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parasite as opposed to a virus stopping the malaria parasite is a bit of an evil genius, it is a bit of an evil genius, it is much more complex than sales kobe to, the virus that causes covid-i9, -- sars-cov-z. that, as well as its complex life—cycle moving from mosquitoes to humans, that makes it really challenging to a trained immune system and to create a vaccine that can respond. that�*s what makes today�*s announcement even more remarkable stopping at the feet of science and all of us are grateful to the scientific community.— grateful to the scientific communi . ., , , community. fascinating stuff, wonderful— community. fascinating stuff, wonderful news _ community. fascinating stuff, wonderful news to _ community. fascinating stuff, wonderful news to be - community. fascinating stuff, wonderful news to be able i community. fascinating stuff, wonderful news to be able to | wonderful news to be able to report. in less than two weeks the biggest economy on earth will run out of money unless the us congress votes to raise the debt ceiling stopping it would allow the us treasury to increase its borrowing and keep paying its debts.
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but the republicans are at loggerheads with the democrats over how much money president biden can pump into his reconstruction plans and the debt ceiling has become caught up in the row. the democrats are stressing the potential for catastrophe. i�*m joined by nomi i�*mjoined by nomi iqbal, i remember being in washington reporting on a very similar situation stopping the potential for this to go wrong is huge and yet somehow they do manage to find a way to resolve it generally, where are we this time? ,, ., , time? the us has never defaulted _ time? the us has never defaulted before - time? the us has never defaulted before so i time? the us has never defaulted before so it . time? the us has never defaulted before so it is time? the us has never- defaulted before so it is not likely to happen again, but it is getting very close to that deadline and american now is such a politically polarised place as you can imagine, you have the republicans and the democrats at loggerheads even
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more than they ever were before. the democratic party can�*t push the debt ceiling on their own, the senate is 50—50 and they need 60 votes. the republican party has for weeks been refusing to move anywhere on this, but today mitch mcconnell the senate minority leader did indicate that the republican senators were willing to suspend the debt ceiling to a fixed dollar amount which would cover spending until december. so thatis spending until december. so that is what they are offering, we do not know for sure yet if the democratic party will take up the democratic party will take up that offer. they are probably likely to but all it means is that itjust kicks it down the road and the democratic party will find itself in the same nightmare in december. we itself in the same nightmare in december-— december. we will be back chattina december. we will be back chatting to _ december. we will be back chatting to you _ december. we will be back chatting to you as - december. we will be back chatting to you as the i december. we will be back. chatting to you as the updates come through. thanks for that. lets get some of the day�*s other news. survivors of the
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terrorist attack of the bataclan concert hall in france have been testifying as part of a historic trail of the paris attacks that killed 130 people. witnesses recalled feigning death as the three gunmen fired on the crowd. response ability for the killings was claimed by islamic state. anticorruption islamic state. anticorru ption prosecutors islamic state. anticorruption prosecutors in ostia have placed sebastian kurz under investigation for alleged bribery. nine other people are also under investigation and reports in austria suggest the enquiry relates to the people�*s party allegedly bribing media outlets to publish favourable opinion polls. they say they are the victim of a politically motivated campaign. this year�*s nobel prize for chemistry has been awarded to benjamin glassed and mcmillan. their research could help form
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durable materials, store energy more efficiently in batteries or slow down the progress of diseases. the high court in london has ruled that the leader of dubai authorised the hacking of his former wife�*s phone as well as her lawyers�* phones as part of a sustained campaign of intimidation and threats during a custody battle over their children. a judge ruled that sheikh mohammed al—maktoum gave his express or implied authority for the phone of his sixth wife princess haya to be accessed. together no longer. dubai�*s ruler, sheikh mohammed al maktoum, and his ex—wife, jordan�*s princess haya, now fighting a custody battle in the high court. it�*s been revealed today that sheikh mohammed ordered illegal phone hacking during a crucial phase of the hearings. princess haya�*s phone was hacked. so were those of her personal
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assistant, hersecurity and legal team, and even that of baroness shackleton, her barrister and a member of the house of lords. princess haya, in white, fled dubai two years ago after learning of her husband�*s abduction and mistreatment of two of his daughters. she applied for court orders to prevent her children from being returned to dubai. the judgment, published here today, revealed the extraordinary lengths that one middle eastern ruler and a close ally of britain has gone to to exercise total control over the women in his family. the measures have been described as an abuse of power and a serial breach of criminal law here in britain. the court heard how agents of the dubai ruler used intrusive spyware called pegasus, sold by israel�*s nso group to the united arab emirates, to infect the mobile phones of the sheikh�*s opposing legal team. what�*s remarkable about this case is that it shows starkly that autocrats will take this technology, which is allegedly for fighting crime and terror, and use it to do
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exactly what you�*d expect. they target people who they find to be problematic and, of course, it�*s not a surprise that, yet again, a partner is targeted with this kind of spyware. sheikh mohammed has now issued the following statement. "i have always denied the allegations made against me", he said, "and i continue to do so. "these matters concern supposed operations of state security. "as a head of government involved in private family proceedings, "it was not appropriate for me," he said, "to provide evidence "on such sensitive matters, either personally or via my advisers in a foreign court." sheikh mohammed�*s global reputation will have taken a hit from these allegations. a billionaire racehorse owner, he remains a giant figure in the equestrian world. but, with the court having found that uk law has been broken here, this case poses extremely awkward questions about one of britain�*s closest friends in the middle east. frank gardner, bbc news.
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ijust want i just want to bring you ijust want to bring you a quick bit of breaking news that his reaching us from the us, and this relates to texas, you may have been following over the last few weeks, republicans in texas introduced a very strict abortion law, basically prohibiting women from obtaining an abortion after six weeks. the supreme court refused to make a decision on it. well, now we are hearing from reuters that a federal judge on wednesday temporarily blocked the near total ban on abortion in texas. it is the toughest such law in the country, in a challenge brought by presidentjoe biden�*s administration after the us supreme court had allowed it to go into effect. so the supreme court had allowed it to go into effect but now a federaljudge
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has temporarily blocked that near total ban on abortion in texas. do stay with us here on bbc news, still to come. president for a day. how one young woman in finland took on the role as part of a global push to empower girls. this was a celebration by people who were relishing their freedom. they believe everything�*s going to be different from now on. they think their country will be respected in the world once more, as it used to be before slobodan milosevic took power. the dalai lama, the exiled spiritual leader of tibet, has won this year�*s nobel peace prize. as the parade was reaching its climax, two grenades exploded and a group of soldiersjumped from a military truck taking part in the parade and ran towards the president, firing from kalashnikov automatic rifles. after 437 years, the skeletal ribs of henry viii's _ tragic warship emerged. but even as divers worked i
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to buoy her up, the mary rose went through another. heart—stopping drama. i want to be the people�*s governor. i want to represent everybody. i believe in the people of california. well welcome back. this is bbc world news. in lewis vaughan—jones. the headlines. the world health organization approves a vaccine against malaria which could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the globe each year. in the battle to avoid the shutdown of the us government remains a stalemate, with no vote imminent to raise the debt ceiling. now, the bbc has obtained evidence that in central afghanistan, the taliban are
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driving hundreds of families from the hazara minority community from their villages. in the taliban were lost in power 20 years ago, they persecuted ethnic and religious minorities, especially the hazara. amnesty international says 13 members of the hazara community were killed by the taliban in the past month. the bbc�*s yalda hakim reports. di condy, south of kabul, hope to the hazara community. this is home to mohammed, who says this house has been with his family for generations. now he�*s been told by his new taliban rule is that he and his family of eight must leave. mohammed refused, so they began to destroy his home. explosion. translation: they didn't to destroy his home. explosion. translation: they didn�*t give us any reason. they said these lands arouse and you should leave. that was our family
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home. this was an empty land were now grandfather built a home and at more than half a century ago. i was born here. more than 4000 people from daikundi are now displaced. translation: this is the only thing i took from our home, a piece of cloth. i am here with my children and grandchildren. wide since the taliban takeover of afghanistan, desirous have been living in fear.— been living in fear. when the taliban were _ been living in fear. when the taliban were last _ been living in fear. when the taliban were last in - been living in fear. when the taliban were last in power. been living in fear. when the taliban were last in power in| taliban were last in power in the 19905 they had a history of persecuting ethnic and religious minorities, especially the hazara �*5. since the beginning of september, taliban fighter5 have claimed ownership of about 20 hazara villages, claiming the families have lived here illegally. the5e villagers say they got all the right documentation. translation: the taliban gave us nine days to evacuate and u5 nine days to evacuate and leave our houses. they said, if you don�*t move out, we will
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puni5h you don�*t move out, we will punish you and you can�*t complain. we want our rights, this is our home.— this is our home. according to local community _ this is our home. according to local community leaders, i local community leaders, thousand5 local community leaders, thousands of people are now homeless, they are living in valleys, riverside �*5 and caves. they lost notjust their homes but farmer5, animals and their annual product. when a community leader asked a taliban official where he should seek shelter during the coming winter season, he responded, hell. the taliban deny they are targeting this community. they�*ve also rejected amne5ty international�*s recent investigation. they sent us this video response. translation: this report is one—sided and we call on all international organisations to come and conduct a proper investigation in the field. this is not an acceptable conclu5ion, this is not an acceptable conclusion, the investigation was not transparent. the hazaras_ was not transparent. the hazaras of _ was not transparent. the hazaras of daykundi i was not transparent. the hazaras of daykundi have had little choice but to flee, taking whatever little po5ition5 taking whatever little positions they could carry. what they can�*t escape now is
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the harsh winter and humanitarian crisis that is unfolding. yalda hakim, bbc news. american on line platform twitch, which allows gamer5 american on line platform twitch, which allows gamers to live stream them5elve5 playing computer games, has confirmed its been hacked. a trove of information was posted on line by an anonymous hacker who said they wanted to foster more disruption and competition in the on line video streaming space. the on line video streaming 5pace. well, the company is urging its users to change their password5 but does not believe they were compromised. so what was revealed? pay records revealing the multi—million dollar earning5 multi—million dollar earnings of some of its top streamers, some of the source code that runs the platform�*s up some games, and that alone has led the bbc�*s cyber reported to say this could be the biggest ever data hack but there are fears there is more to come after it was labelled as part one. well,
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the company, owned by amazon, has released a statement, saying: well, ash parish is videogame reporterfor well, ash parish is videogame reporter for the village, well, ash parish is videogame reporterfor the village, one of the first outlets to report on the hack. thanks so much for coming on the programme. thank ou so coming on the programme. thank you so much _ coming on the programme. thank you so much for— coming on the programme. thank you so much for having _ coming on the programme. thank you so much for having me. i coming on the programme. thank you so much for having me. so i you so much for having me. so how is could this be? well, i how is could this be? well, it's pretty _ how is could this be? well, it's pretty serious. - how is could this be? well, it's pretty serious. it's i it�*s pretty serious. it�*s usually never a good idea when a website source code is leaked, particularly in twitch�*s case, twitch is already having issues with its security, people taking advantage and causing harassment and abuse on the platform, which we call hate rage, where they are targeting minority streamers and spamming them with malicious messages and hacks of data from the source code leaked to potentially get around what�*s safety features twitches put in place to combat this. it�*s
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pretty bad. we haven�*t seen the extent yet, but in the coming days, we might.— extent yet, but in the coming days, we might. and what have twitch users — days, we might. and what have twitch users reaching _ days, we might. and what have twitch users reaching out i days, we might. and what have twitch users reaching out been | twitch users reaching out been telling you?— telling you? right now, most --eole telling you? right now, most peeple are — telling you? right now, most people are concerned - telling you? right now, most people are concerned with i people are concerned with safety. they are changing their passwords, enabling 2— factor authentication to make sure they can remain in control of their account. they can remain in control of theiraccount. beyond they can remain in control of their account. beyond that, people are expressing surprise about how much the top streamers are earning. they are revaluing their relationship with these streamers to see if they want to continue to donate when they make so much money already. some streamers are saying the information is nobody �*5 business and it�*s not a particularly good idea to have that information out. that is mostly what the conversations have been so far. and i was very early, but what we know anything about who could have done this, how they could have done this, how they could have done this, how they could have done this and why? so initial thoughts about who
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was behind this is that it was an internal person at twitch because of the level of access to the data they�*ve had, or a four employee who had that axis. a5 four employee who had that axis. as we investigate this more, we are starting to find it may not have been someone at twitch or formerly of twitch and somebody using a tool or software that could exploit like a heretofore unknown vulnerability in twitch�*s security system. vulnerability in twitch's security system.- vulnerability in twitch's security system. and what we make of the _ security system. and what we make of the idea _ security system. and what we make of the idea that - security system. and what we make of the idea that it i security system. and what we make of the idea that it was l make of the idea that it was labelled as part one? could there be more to come? absolutely. we don�*t know yet when that is coming or even if, this could be a bluff. honestly at this point, because this is so huge and so unprecedented, it is a wait and see what happens. we�*re still trying to make sense of the data we already have and put names to numbers and codes and all that but it�*s only a matter of time if we find out there is more to from this. if we find out there is more to from this-— from this. we will wait and see. thank _
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from this. we will wait and see. thank you _ from this. we will wait and see. thank you for - from this. we will wait and see. thank you for coming | from this. we will wait and i see. thank you for coming on and talking us through it. now, a teenager in finland has spent the day as president as part of a global push to empower girls. every year, hundreds of girls from around the world step into leadership roles in media, business and politics to demand better representation. courtney bembridge reports. in the classroom one day, presidential palace the next. 16—year—old nella salminen got to step in the shoes of the finish president to mark the international day of a girl. this day is the most exciting i�*ve experienced in a long time but i really feel like i was listened and had a voice and the things i talked about, they actually listened to me. hello, i am the norwegian _ actually listened to me. hello, i i am the norwegian ambassador for the _ i am the norwegian ambassador for the day. it�*s
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i am the norwegian ambassador for the day-— for the day. it's happening all around the — for the day. it's happening all around the world. _ for the day. it's happening all around the world. from i for the day. it's happening all| around the world. from ghana for the day. it's happening all. around the world. from ghana to switzerland, indonesia to the us, girls have become temporary ambassadors, by commissioners, ministers and more. 13—year—old maia mika to data took delight in swapping roles with the british high commissioner. women remain underrepresented in government and nella salminen says that has to change. i salminen says that has to chance. ., ., ., , change. i love politics and my dream is _ change. i love politics and my dream is to — change. i love politics and my dream is to make _ change. i love politics and my dream is to make a _ change. i love politics and my dream is to make a change i change. i love politics and my dream is to make a change in | dream is to make a change in the world and be a diplomatic or maybe even a president someday, who knows? in a country like _ someday, who knows? in a country like finland, i someday, who knows? in a country like finland, that wouldn�*t be out the ordinary. it's wouldn�*t be out the ordinary. it�*s sad for female prime ministers and is currently led ijy ministers and is currently led by a coalition of parties, all with female leaders. courtney bembridge, bbc news. right, that�*s it from me for this allah. do get in touch with me anytime on social media
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@lvaughnjones, i am with me anytime on social media @lvaughnjones, iam lewis vaughan—jones and this is bbc news, bye—bye. hello there. tuesday�*s wind and rain was a distant memory by wednesday. in fact, some areas where we�*d seen the heavy, persistent rain across north east england had a beautiful day, with some sunny spells, a dry story and feeling pleasantly warm. now, it�*s going to get warmer still over the next couple of days. average temperatures at this time of year around the mid—teens. by friday, we�*re likely to see temperatures peaking at around 21 celsius, 70 fahrenheit, so at least a good five degrees above where they should be for the time of year. and one of the reasons is because of this weather front that, yes, is going to bring some cloud and rain into the north
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and west, but it�*s driving in warm air with a south—westerly feed of wind direction. and you really will notice the difference when you step outside first thing in the morning. may well be a cloudy start to thursday with a little bit of drizzle around, and, yes, that persistent rain from that weather front affecting parts of southern and western scotland, along with northern ireland as well. but elsewhere the cloud should break up, we should see some glimpses of sunshine and a pleasant afternoon for many, particularly in comparison to the weather earlier on in the week, with temperatures peaking at 20 degrees. that�*s 68 fahrenheit. now, fog could be an issue first thing on friday morning across central and southern areas. that will slowly lift into low cloud, and hopefully that cloud should again start to break up for some sunshine to come through on friday. our weather front not moving very far very fast, still producing some relentless rain across northern ireland and western scotland, but still a relatively warm feel. the east of scotland, 19—20 degrees. we�*re likely to see 21 somewhere. that�*s 70 fahrenheit. as we move into the weekend, though, that weather front gradually meanders its way steadily south and east, so it will start to bring a change, but it�*s a slow process. ahead of it, again dry,
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settled with some sunshine and once again some warmth. behind it, starting to show the first signs of a change. a slightly fresher feel, mid—teens maybe in the far north—west of scotland. but we could still see those temperatures, 19—20 degrees not out of the question. the weather front will take its time to clear away. once it does so, it�*s then going to allow for a cooler air source as the winds swing round to more of a north—westerly, and so you really will notice the difference with the feel of the weather as we go through the week ahead. starting off quite promising, but getting noticeably cooler, but still fairly dry.
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this is bbc news. at the world�*s first malaria vaccine produced by a pharmaceutical company at gsk is used to help children in africa. it follows to pilots. the world health organization has endorsed its wide use. sheikh mohammed al—maktoum has been found to secretly hack the fines of his wife. denies any involved in. and the battle to avoid a shutdown of the us government remains in a stalemate with no vote imminent in the us congress to raise the debt ceiling and keep the money flowing. republicans and democrats disagree over how much resident biden can spend on his reconstruction plan and the debt ceiling vote has been
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caught up in that row.

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