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this is bbc news. i'm victoria fritz with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. buckingham palace reveals that queen elizabeth spent wednesday night in hospitalfor preliminary medical checks. she's now back at windsor castle. the hollywood actor alec baldwin accidentally shoots dead a cinematographer and wounds the director with a prop gun on the set of his new film. poland is told to respect rules of the club on the first day of an eu summit in brussels. busche�*s hospitals are overwhelmed as covid—19 cases rise. —— russia. the western australia government is offering $1 million for information regarding the whereabouts
of a four—year—old girl who disappeared from a remote coastal camp site on saturday. hello and welcome. buckingham palace says queen elizabeth spent wednesday night in hospital in central london for what it's called "preliminary medical checks". earlier that day, she had cancelled a trip to northern ireland. royal officials say she returned home on thursday "in good spirits" and was back at her desk undertaking light duties. our royal correspondent sarah campbell reports. i saw you on telly the other night. i saw you on telly the other niuht. ., , i saw you on telly the other niiht, ., i saw you on telly the other niuht. , ., .,, night. the day after hosting this reception _ night. the day after hosting this reception at _ night. the day after hosting this reception at windsor i this reception at windsor castle, buckingham palace announced that on medical advice, the queen would not be travelling to northern ireland on wednesday afternoon. she had
been advised to rest for the next few days it was in good spirits. it has now emerged later that day the queen was given to king edward vii hospital in central london to undertake have been termed pulmonary investigations. no details have been released as to exactly what those tests before but what has been made known is this was not covid—i9 —related. the queen has undertaken a very busy schedule recently. attended a service at westminster abbey a week last tuesday and was seen using a walking stick for the first time at a public event. two days later she was in cardiff for the opening of the welsh parliament and in between times she was carrying out duties at windsor castle, including virtually welcoming a new governor general of new zealand. the images of the queen sets her return from a summer break in balmoral have been an engaged and alert monica, enjoying meeting people and carrying out her duties with enthusiasm, but she is now 95 years old and the news she
spent a rare night in hospital will inevitably cause concern. the palace have sought to reassure she is said to be in good spirits and it is understood that on her return from hospital yesterday afternoon, she was back at her desk and back at work. sarah campbell, bbc news. us police say the american actor alec baldwin has accidentally shot dead a woman during filming of his new movie. the incident happened in the state of new mexico on the set of the film rust. no charges have been filed over the incident, which is being investigated. we're joined now by los angeles—based entertainment journalist kj matthews. thank you very much forjoining me. thank you very much for “oining me. . ~' thank you very much for “oining me. . ~ , ., thank you very much for “oining me.— how h thank you very much forjoining me._ how does - thank you very much forjoining me._ how does a - thank you very much forjoining. me._ how does a prop me. thank you. how does a prop nun and me. thank you. how does a prop gun and person? _ me. thank you. how does a prop gun and person? you _ me. thank you. how does a prop gun and person? you know, - me. thank you. how does a prop gun and person? you know, it'sl gun and person? you know, it's so shocking. — gun and person? you know, it's so shocking, when _ gun and person? you know, it's so shocking, when it _ gun and person? you know, it's so shocking, when it came - so shocking, when it came across my news alert i couldn't believe it and i said what? is this wrong? is this a tabloid? and i started reading and
seeing the news alerts that happened and it's strange, bizarre and very little is known about exactly what happened but here is what we know. it happened in new mexico, obviously they were shooting a film by the name of rust and i'm told alec baldwin is not only an actor but a producer. somehow they were either rehearsing the scene or actually filming the scene where he discharged a weapon that struck the director of photography who is a 42—year—old female and the director who i believe is 48 years old, joel souza, so the female director of photography was injured immediately and was airlifted to a nearby hospital but the condition of the actual director who was also shot is still not known. authorities are interviewing all of the people who were on set and witnessed this and trying to figure out what type of projectile could have struck them and how it could have happened. as you know, on many, many movie sets there are so
many movie sets there are so many different security protocols to make sure that if any weapon is in a scene then something like this doesn't happen so of course there will be a lot of questioning and trying to figure out how this happened, why this happened, where they were standing at the time, exactly where they were struck, but there is so little known right now is about still investigating. still investigating - investigating. still investigating but i investigating. still l investigating but it's investigating. still- investigating but it's not, as you say, accidents do happen and there are stringent rules over the rules of weapons used on movie sets, however this is not one person, there were two people, one person who died and one who is seriously injured so, i mean, that is not one shot. ., , , , ., shot. no, exactly why they want to know, shot. no, exactly why they want to know. they. _ shot. no, exactly why they want to know, they, the _ shot. no, exactly why they want to know, they, the authorities, l to know, they, the authorities, want to know what type of projectile. was it one or two? how did they even get in the way of the weapon if they were actually, you know, not a part of the scene, just witnessing the scene, if they were
rehearsing orfilming the scene, if they were rehearsing or filming so there are so many questions about how this could have happened. we just don't have all the answers yet but it's an evolving story and we will learn more and more as the hours go on. h0 and we will learn more and more as the hours go on.— as the hours go on. no charges as the hours go on. no charges as ou as the hours go on. no charges as you say _ as the hours go on. no charges as you say have _ as the hours go on. no charges as you say have been _ as the hours go on. no charges as you say have been filed - as the hours go on. no charges as you say have been filed over the incident.— the incident. no, and that's because _ the incident. no, and that's because they _ the incident. no, and that's because they are _ the incident. no, and that's because they are still- because they are still investigating and we don't know enough about how this could have happened. not to say that charges will not be filed in the future, just as of right now there have been no charges filed. �* ., ~ now there have been no charges filed. ~ ., ~ ., . ., , filed. and what kind of charges miaht filed. and what kind of charges might those — filed. and what kind of charges might those be? _ filed. and what kind of charges might those be? it _ filed. and what kind of charges might those be? it could - filed. and what kind of charges might those be? it could be i might those be? it could be negligence _ might those be? it could be negligence. negligent - might those be? it could be - negligence. negligent homicide. we don't know. there are people who are responsible on the set for maintaining the weapons and making sure of their safety and security and we don't know how many people were in charge of that and if there was a failure on my part. we don't know yet and so there could be a charge of metal —— a charge of negligence if it appears that someone accidentally forgot to remove a part or put something in where there wasn't supposed to be so we will find out as the hours go on for sure. qm.
the hours go on for sure. 0k, ki. the hours go on for sure. 0k, kj. thank _ the hours go on for sure. 0k, kl thank you _ the hours go on for sure. 0k, kj, thank you for _ the hours go on for sure. 0k, kj, thank you for speaking to us. kj matthews in la. disagreements over the rule of law in poland have marked the opening day of the eu summit in brussels. poland has accused the european union of blackmail following a threat to withdraw funds after polish judges declared that some eu laws were incompatible with the country's constitution. here's our europe correspondentjessica parker. holding things together isn't always easy — they know that here in a blustery brussels. he's been urged to change course but poland's prime minister appears largely unmoved. translation: we will not act under pressure of blackmail. l we are ready for dialogue. we don't agree with the constantly broadening range of competencies of the european union but we will, of course, talk about it. warsaw, the capital. there are calls for eu funds to be withheld from poland. a legal challenge another option being considered
after a recent polish court ruling was said to challenge the primacy of eu law. i am totally against the european union and poland should commit a polexit. it is very, very bad. look at what is going on in england and great britain. polls suggest a large majority here are in favour of remaining in the eu — poland's prime minister has also dismissed talk of polexit — but the court ruling has been described as a challenge to the bloc�*s legal order. this comes on top of longer—standing concerns. i think we have to be tough. the question is how we will get there? the independence of the polish judiciary is the key issue we have to discuss and settle. poland's governing party have their allies. the best economy. democracy is prevailing. elections are fair. what is the problem
with poland? they have a lot to discuss around that table. big issues — surging energy prices, coronavirus, migration. the rule of law and what is happening in poland wasn't even an official item on the agenda, yet it still threatened to overshadow this summit. enter germany's angela merkel, advocating political dialogue over big legal battles but also acknowledging contrasting views. translation: how do countries envisage the european union? . is it ever—closer union or is it more national statehood? that is notjust a question about poland and the eu, but is something discussed in other member states, too. 2005, herfirst european council as chancellor. this week is likely to be her last. disagreements over the bloc�*s direction didn't end with brexit. as she leaves the stage, the eu will have to find its way without her. jessica parker,
bbc news, brussels. let's get some of the day's other news. the fbi has confirmed that human remains found in a florida wilderness park are those of brian laundrie, the partner of gabby petito, a well—known travel blogger who was found dead in wyoming last month. mr laundrie had been missing for several weeks after returning to florida from a cross—country trip without her. a long—time ally and former advisor of donald trump could face criminal prosecution for refusing to cooperate with an investigation into the us capitol riots earlier this year. the us house of representatives has now voted to hold steve bannon in contempt of congress. covid continues to cause chaos in many places across the world. the pandemic is unpredictable. at times, it seems the worst is over, but then cases go back up again. russia is in the middle of a resurgence with 1,000 deaths recorded on thursday. from russia, richard
galpin reports. another frantic day at hospital number one here in russia. the reality of the covid epidemic laid bare. wards in this hospital filled with patients on oxygen to try to keep them alive. the vast majority admitted to hospital with covid because they had not been vaccinated. there are 800 beds in this hospital and 750 of them are taken. and the vast majority of people who have come here have not been vaccinated. 0nly come here have not been vaccinated. only a quarter of the population has had the vaccine in the area, a major concern for doctors. translation: i concern for doctors. tuna/mom- concern for doctors. translation: ., , ., translation: i am very worried about this- _ translation: i am very worried about this. the _ translation: i am very worried about this. the more _ about this. the more unvaccinated people they are,
the more patients we have. all the more patients we have. all the capacity we have in a hospital is dependent on the people been vaccinated. despite all this, the _ people been vaccinated. despite all this, the vaccination - all this, the vaccination centre i visited here was quiet. just a few people coming through for the jab which would save lives. the governor of the region has been trying to encourage more people to get vaccinated but many remain wary of the vaccine. like jelena, who is a sceptic. translation: we live in the small town and what i see around me contradicts official statistics. i am told there are no side effects of the vaccine but i see the opposite. in the symmetries _ but i see the opposite. in the symmetries of _ but i see the opposite. in the symmetries of vologda, - but i see the opposite. in the symmetries of vologda, the l symmetries of vologda, the gravediggers have been in high demand. the number of barriers —— burials doubling from 50 to
100. forfamilies burying loved ones, there is no escape from the coronavirus restrictions. those carrying the coffins must do so during full protective equipment. richard galpin, bbc news. here in the uk, a new tv advert is set to air to encourage more people to come forward for covid booster vaccines and the winter flu jab. it comes amid growing calls for the government to reintroduce further restrictions to slow the spread of the virus and protect the national health service. rhaya barton reports. get vaccinated, get boosted, get protected. gm; get vaccinated, get boosted, get protected-— get protected. any adult and most children _ get protected. any adult and most children will— get protected. any adult and most children will be - get protected. any adult and most children will be offered get protected. any adult and i most children will be offered a free live vaccine this winter. and if you're over 50 or in an at risk— and if you're over 50 or in an at risk group you will also need _ at risk group you will also need a _ at risk group you will also need a covid—19 booster. it is need a covid-19 booster. it is the message _ need a covid-19 booster. it is the message from _ need a covid-19 booster. it is the message from the - need a covid—19 booster. it 3 the message from the government in their latest coronavirus advertising campaign, urging all those eligible to get both
their covid—19 booster vaccines and their winter flu jab as soon as possible. you will start seeing it across tv and social media from tonight after cases topped 50,000 for the first time in three months. we know from _ first time in three months. - know from the studies that after your two doses of the covid jab, your natural immunity starts to wane. it does not mean it completely goes but it listens, therefore there is the chance you won't be immune enough to fight off an infection if you are infected by covid—19, so therefore to get the bruce dyer, itjust means we're getting you prepared as we headed to the winter months. == headed to the winter months. -- the headed to the winter months. —— the booster. and there is a message for young people. from today parents of children aged between 12 and 15 will be able to book first dose covid vaccinations online, rather than waiting for them to be delivered at school, with appointments available as soon as tomorrow. the recent rising level of infection has led to
calls for the government to look again at reintroducing some restrictions. but for now, it insists vaccinations of the solution. —— are the solution. rhaya barton, bbc news. stay with us on bbc news. still to come. a big price for a big dinosaur — the fossilised remains that have sold for millions at auction. a historic moment that many of his victims have waited for for decades. the former dictator in the dock, older, slimmer. and as he sat down, obedient enough. dawn, and as the sun breaks through the piercing chill of night on the plane outside, it lights up a biblical famine now in the 20th century. the depressing conclusion, in argentina today-
it is actually cheaper— to paper your walls with money. we've had controversies in the past with great britain, but as good friends, we have always found a good and lasting solution. concorde bows out in style after almost three decades in service. an aircraft that has enthralled its many admirers for so long taxis home one last time. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: buckingham palace has revealed that queen elizabeth has spent a night in hospital for medical checks, but is now back at windsor castle. the hollywood actor alec baldwin accidentally shot dead a cinematographer and wounded the director on the set of his new film with a prop gun.
australian authorities are offering a one million dollar reward for information on the whereabouts of a 4—year—old girl that they fear may have been abducted from a remote campsite. cleo smith was last seen sleeping in herfamily�*s tent at a camp in western australia on saturday morning. we can get the latest now from our correspondent phil mercer. i desperately sad story and one that i know has captured the public�*s attention in australia. what more do we know at this stage? i australia. what more do we know at this stage?— at this stage? i think when western australian - at this stage? i think when western australian police l at this stage? i think when . western australian police said this is a suspected abduction that strikes at the very hard of the community it gives you an indicationjust how of the community it gives you an indication just how severely australia as a nation is feeling about little cleo smith, who disappeared as you say, almost a week ago. this search for her is into its
seventh day, involving police, army reserve, mounted units, private helicopters and also volunteers. forseven private helicopters and also volunteers. for seven long days they have searched this very remote coastline, about 1000 kilometres to the north of perth, in western australia, and there has been no sign of this little girl. hundreds of calls have been made by the public to the police, identifying potentially suspicious individuals in the area and this has become a nationwide search for the child and we do understand from western australian authorities that the search will begin to be scaled back in the next 24 hours and they do believe she was abducted and we understand that the mother and stepfather have remained at the campsite. they, like so many people across australia, are hoping
beyond hope that little cleo will be found alive and safe. we all hope that. to keep us updated with the latest on that story. thank you. time now for all the sport. hello. i'm chetan pathak with your sports news. ireland will face namibia on friday in a winner takes all match to decide the final place in the super 12s of the t20 men's world cup. bangladesh are already through after beating papua new guinea. as are scotland, who made history by reaching the main stage of the tournament for the first time. richie berrington sealing an 8—wicket win over co hosts 0man. it is absolutely huge. we went to this world cup with high expectations however there is very little margin for error going into the group stages to qualify for the super 12. if they lost today it would be a good chance they would not make more than 120, 0man would go
through with bangladesh. so it was a high—pressure situation to be in but overjoyed to see the scottish boys get over the line. jose mourinho suffered one of the worst defeats of his managerial career as roma were thrashed by bodo/glimt in the new europa conference league. the norwegian champions won 6—1 against a side currently lying 4th in italy's serie a, afterjose mourinho's decision to rest a number of key players on the artificial pitch backfired. in tennis, friday is quarterfinals day at the kremlin cup in moscow. the former world number one simona halep is among those in action after she beat russia's veronika kudermetova in straight sets. halep, the former world number one, raced through the first set, losing just one game, but was made to work harder in the second set, eventually winning in it on a tie break to set up a quarterfinal
against maria sakarri. and in the men's singles, there was a shock defeat for andrey rublev. the top seed and defending champion was beaten in three sets by adrian mannarino with the frenchman avenging his defeat by rublev in the 2019 final. mannarino won the deciding set 6—3 and will play lithuania's ricardas berankis on friday for a place in the semifinals. there were five gold medals decided at the track cycling world championships in france on thursday. the winners included italy in the men's team pursuit. they beat france in the final leading from start to finish as they upgraded their bronze medal from last year to gold this time round. but in the women's team pursuit, italy had to settle for the silver medal with germany taking gold as they added the world title to the olympic gold medal they won in tokyo in august. and the men's keirin
was won by harrie lavreysen of the netherlands as he retained the title he won last year. he beat his team sprint team—matejeffrey hoogland into sevond place as he claimed his second gold medal of this year's championships. it's the 8th world title of lavreysen's career in additon to his two gold medals at the tokyo 0lympics. a reminder, the full europa league and europa conference league results are on the bbc sport website, but from me and the team that is all your sport for now. the fossilised remains of the largest triceratops dinosaur ever discovered have been bought for almost $8 million at an auction in paris. the three—horned, 8—metre long skeleton, called �*big john' was unearthed in the american state of south da kota. the bbc�*s tim allman has the story. # big john, big john #. when you see him, in
all his glory, the nickname makes perfect sense. a giant of the late cretaceous period and a discovery that's almost unprecedented. translation: these auctions are absolutely rare _ and exceptional, simply because the raw material is rare. we often find dinosaur fossils, but it is more difficult to find connected, complete, or almost complete fossils. the remains of big john consists of more than 200 bones, around 60% of his body, that had to be painstakingly reassembled by specialists in italy. translation: what's here? there's mostly the vertebrae, the lowerjaw of the skull and the leg bones, so it's really a nightmare to reassemble because they're quite fragile and quite heavy bones at the same time. the triceratops dates back more than 65 million years,
a plant—eating dinosaur, one of the dominant creatures of its era. so, a large turnout for this auction and, in at the end, big john went for a big price... bangs gavel. applause. ..almost five times the estimate. the buyer happy, but wanting to keep a low profile. it's been acquired by an american collector and that individual is absolutely thrilled with the idea of being able to bring a piece like this to his personal use. although these fossilised remains are now part of a private collection, the auction houses says the buyer may lend them out to a museum or gallery for public viewing. # big bad john. either way, big john is coming home. # big john #. tim allman, bbc news. how great is that! one of the
world last two remaining northern white riders is being targeted for a breeding programme. aged 32, he leaves his daughter is the only egg daughter left to say the northern white from extension. the last known mouth has died and neither can carry a calf so embryos, fertilised from frozen sperm of deceased males are planted into a surrogate rhinoceros. the team remain hopeful the breeding project can remain successful. the top story. buckingham palace says the queen did spend the night in hospital on wednesday for what has been called a preliminary medical check. she cancelled a trip to northern ireland and officials they she returned home on thursday and was in good spirits, undertaking light duties. coming up in business, the cracks return, but the masks
stays, eileen has backtracked on restrictions in hospitality —— ireland. stay with us. hello. after what was a decidedly chilly day on thursday in most places, temperatures have been allowed to drop where night skies have been clear. but the skies certainly aren't clear everywhere — areas of cloud spilling down from the northwest, which have been producing some outbreaks of showery rain. most of us, though, starting friday in the midst of this relatively cool air, and a decidedly chilly feel in the north—east of scotland — that's where we will have some of the coldest weather through the day, some of the windiest weather, but some of the sunniest weather. for shetland, for 0rknay, for the north and east of the mainland. elsewhere, south—west scotland, northern ireland, england and wales starting off with large amounts of cloud, some showers — the showers becoming fewer and further between as the day wears on — and, even in these cloudy areas, there will be
spells of sunshine. the winds for most will ease through the day, it will stay quite blustery up towards the north—east, temperatures for at lowick and aberdeen only getting to 8—9 celsius. but elsewhere, a slightly milder afternoon, 12—14 celsius. as we move through friday night where we keep these clear skies in eastern scotland and eastern england, it will turn really quite chilly, temperatures getting close to freezing in some spots. but out west, it will be becoming milder, windier, the wind starting to come up from the south, bringing milder air our way with a lot of cloud, mist and murk, and hill fog as this weather front begins to approach from the west. now this will introduce rain through saturday across parts of northern ireland and western scotland — ahead of it, we'll see increasing amounts of cloud, and also crucially, this southerly wind setting up, bringing some milder air. so a milder feel to the weather as we go through the weekend, but that weather front will bring outbreaks of rain from time to time across northern ireland, particularly up towards the north and the west of scotland. further south and east, quite a lot of cloud developing — it will stay mainly dry,
particularly for england and wales, those winds though coming up from the south, quite a strong wind across the western side of scotland, and those temperatures will be higher by this stage — ten for lowick, 14 for glasgow, 15 for belfast and plymouth. now into sunday, we keep the southerly winds, still quite a strong wind in places. the weather front in the west breaking up into showers — so it's a mixture of sunshine and showers, really as we head through the day on sunday, but we keep those slightly higher temperatures. values in most spots around 14—15 celsius.
this is bbc news with the latest business headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. tech tax truce: europe agrees to end multibillion—dollar levies on the likes of facebook and amazon, averting a trade war with the us. evergrande escapes — for now. the chinese property giant avoids default with a last—minute interest payment. wework, re—worked! two years on from near collapse, the office—sharing company finally makes its stock market debut, netting its ousted founder almost a billion dollars. plus the craic returns, but the masks stay. ireland backtracks on easing covid restrictions for hospitality amid rising cases.