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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. investigations are continuing into a fatal shooting on the set of an alec baldwin movie — as the film director injured in the incident — speaks out for the first time. the italian right—wing politician matteo salvini goes on trial in sicily on kidnapping charges — for refusing to allow a migrant boat to dock two years ago. president erdogan of turkey withdraws diplomatic status from ambassadors from ten countries — including the united states — for demanding the release of a prominent activist. concerns over another sharp rise
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in covid infections in the uk — a prominent government adviser says he's fearful about another "lockdown christmas". don't wait for the government to change policy, the sooner we all act the sooner we can get this transmission rate down and the greater the prospect of having a christmas with our families. greta thunberg — the high profile environmental activist — talks to the bbc — about where she thinks world leaders are failing on tackling climate change. and three dads who lost their daughters to suicide — raise more than half a million pounds for charity. hello and welcome if you re watching
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in the uk or around the world. the film director injured in a fatal shooting on the set of alec baldwin's new movie, has spoken out for the first time. in a statement, joel souza says he is "gutted by the loss of my friend and colleague" cinematographer halyna hutchins. ms hutchins was killed and mr souza wounded when a prop gun with a live round was fired by alec baldwin. investigations are continuing as court documents suggest the actor was told the gun was safe, moments before the accidental shooting. with more, here's our north america correspondent, sophie long. "we miss you." the simple words of a husband and a son whose lives have been changed forever. emergency services: santa fe ems. what's your emergency? in this audio released by the emergency services,
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you can hear the script supervisor calling for help, describing what happened just moments before. two people accidentally shot on a movie set by a prop gun. we need help immediately. we now know that when alec baldwin was handed the weapon, he was told it was safe. what is called a cold gun. yet the shot, or shots, it released killed cinematographer halyna hutchins and seriously injured directorjoel souza. the person responsible for the safety of all weapons used on the rust set was 24—year—old hannah gutierrez—reed. as the daughter of a legendary hollywood armourer, she had been around guns all her life but, just a month ago, she spoke of her lack of experience in the job. by all means, i'm still learning, but, yeah, dad has taught me everything. by all means, i'm still learning, but, yeah, dad has taught me everything. i think loading blanks was like the scariest thing to me, because i was like, "oh, i don't know anything about it."
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there have been unconfirmed reports of complaints about safety standards on the set and that a number of crew walked out hours before the shooting happened. at this stage in the investigation, we don't know if hannah gutierrez—reed was among those who remained. halyna hutchins honed her craft here. one of her teachers said she had a unique perspective of the world. as herfriends, family and industry grieve and search for answers, a candlelit vigil will be held near the film set where she lost her life doing what she loved. sophie long, bbc news, los angeles. our north america correspondent, david willis, told us more about the tributes being paid to ms hutchins. she was seen as in emerging talents and many people have been paying tribute to her, talking about her as a bright light, as someone who lit up the room, as someone who had enormous potential moving forward. she was also as alec baldwin said in his tribute a mother and a wife. but as far as this inquiries going the focus very much now on the armour, the person that's responsible for firearms on a film
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set. hannah gutierrez—reed the daughter of a legendary hollywood guns expert and she was serving in the role of chief armourerfor just the second time in her career. there is no direct evidence to link her to this, i might add. obviously she is somebody who detectives will be looking to question in order to get some sort of timeline as to the events on that tragic day. in sicily the former italian interior minister and right—wing leader matteo salvini has gone on trial. he's charged with holding migrants at sea in 2019. he denies accusations of kidnapping and dereliction of duty — after a boat carrying 147 migrants was refused permission to dock on the island of lampedusa for nearly three weeks. a number of other ex—government ministers as well as hollywood actor richard gere are expected
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to give evidence. mark lowen reports. in august 2019, a spanish ngo boat rescued 147 migrants crossing from north africa to europe, and asked to dock in the southern italian island of lampedusa. the hardline anti—migrant matteo salvini was then interior minister and deputy prime minister, and his trademark policy was to close ports to migrant rescue boats. for almost three weeks they were kept on board in boiling heat and terrible conditions. prosecutors say that amounted to kidnapping and deprivation of their rights. mr salvini says the decision was taken by the whole government. he claims he was defending italy. the actor richard gere, who was on holiday in italy at the time and travelled to sicily to deliver supplies to the migrants, has agreed to testify at the trial. i grew up a christian, now a buddhist, but i can't imagine
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jesus christ would be happy with a law that says it is illegal to help people. it makes no sense to me. it is completely crazy. i'm ashamed for all of this planet that it's illegal to help people. if convicted, matteo salvini could in theory face up to 15 years in prison. he's trying to make political capital out of the trial to bring the issue of migration, key to his supporters, back into focus, as it has receded from public debate. "i will go to trial with my head held high, he tweeted", adding, "italy first." mark lowen, bbc news. and speaking outside the court matteo salvini ridiculed the fact that richard gere was going to testify. translation: being put on trial for just doing my duty is surreal. i'm sorry for that. richard gere will come, now you tell me how serious is
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a trial where richard gere comes from hollywood to testify about how bad i am. i hope it lasts as short as possible because there are more important things to take care of. hannah roberts is a journalist covering the story, she explained why preventing a boat from docking was being treated as kidnap. well, perhaps a illegal detection would be a fairer translation of the italian charge. in fact this forms a key part of his defence. he says the vote was free to leave at any time, it could go to spain where several towns said that they would except the migrants. but ngo's said that those boats were in no condition to make the three dayjourney. other parts of salvini's defence is to claim that the government were fully on board with this policy in order to bring the eu back to the negotiating table. if the trials do go on endlessly is very normal for a trial to last ten years.
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in theory he could face up to 15 years in prison. italians tend to shrug their shoulders. they're very used to these political trials. salvini would get at least two appeals in the very unlikely event that the child goes that far. ——trial of course he would face the same punishment as any normal citizen. but a court earlier this year already decided, accepted salvini defence that the government was part of this policy to force the eu to the negotiation tables. so it seems very unlikely that this trial is going to end in salvini going to jail. turkey's president is withdrawing the diplomatic status of ten foreign ambassadors — after they called for the release of a philanthropist, osman kavala. recep tayip erdogan said the ten ambassadors would be declared persona non grata,
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normally the first step in expelling a diplomat. they include ambassadors from turkey's nato allies — the united states and france. it comes days after the turkish foreign ministry summoned the ten, for what it described as an "irresponsible" statement calling for a just and speedy resolution to the case of osman kavala. ece goksedef from bbc�*s turkish service is following the story. about three of these countries are nato allies in germany is the biggest partner ofjerky. when i spoke to chuck it's officials they told me that they don't know when the process should start because turkish prime minister is in korea right now and it's our time over there. it will have to wait till the morning and see what happens. so far there is not an official order that was sent to the ministry. and this is a big problem to focus on the rest of politics was that we will see in the coming days if that's just a bluff or they will literally
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put that order into a fact. and if they will they will probably see retaliation from all those countries. he is a businessman and a fall at first petausu has contacts with foreign businesspeople and fundraiser investors. he has been president since 2017. charge with finance and protest against the government in 2013 and participating in the failed coup of 2016. and he denies all charges. but erdogan government claims that all these protest against the government and in his words terror attacks are linked to each other. commended by one umbrella group and erdogan claims that they are engaged in the group of people. a prominent adviser to the british government on covid—19, is urging the public to do everything possible, to reduce transmission of the virus. professor peter openshaw, says infection and death rates are currently "unacceptable," and he's very fearful there could be
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another "lockdown christmas." the government maintains at the moment there's no need for stricter covid measures in england, and is encouraging all those who are eligible, to get their boosterjabs. with the latest, here's yunus mulla. as covid infection rates continue to rise sharply in england and wales, and remain high across the uk, at the heart of the government's plans to deal with covid this winter is getting people vaccinated. at this clinic on the wirral in merseyside, rising infections is a concern, for people like rachel, who has just lost a family member to the virus. i lost my son—in—law last sunday because he didn't have the vaccines. and his life support was turned off last sunday. so it's important that everybody, everybody, gets the first, second and maybe the booster. here, they are also trying
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to persuade some of the five million people across the uk who haven't come forward for their firstjab. we have not vaccinated 15 to 20% of the population. i think that poses a significant risk. although the government focus remains on vaccinations to deal with this pandemic, ministers are under pressure, with growing calls to go further and act sooner, rather than later, in introducing extra measures. one prominent government adviser has urged people to do what they can to reduce transmission of the virus. do everything possible in your control to try to reduce transmission. don't wait for the government to change policy. the sooner we all act, the sooner we can get this transmission rate down and the greater the prospect of having a christmas with our families. relying on vaccinations may not be enough. average daily hospital admissions in england of people with covid—19
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have climbed to their highest level for nearly eight months. combined with the usual winter pressures such as flu, calls for government action may be difficult to ignore. yunus mulla, bbc news, wirral. saudi arabia — the world's biggest oil exporter — has announced that it aims to reach net—zero carbon emissions by 2060. crown prince mohammed bin salman says his country would tackle climate change while at the same time ensuring the stability of the oil markets. our middle east analyst alanjohnston told me more about this new pledge. all this coming out in major climate conference as you said crown prince mohammed bin solomon himself delivering the line that is grabbing the attention the world biggest oil exporter committing itself to net zero x 2060. but there was more the crown prince said that his country
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would sign up to in effort to slashed by 30% its omissions of methane gas by 2030 within nine years, the europeans and the americans very keen to see that. to be very pleased to hear about his commitment. at the same time the salaries announcing bill begin the planting of welliver for hundred million trees. they land to plant billions eventually in their carbon capture effort. the crown prince saying that his country would meet the challenge of climate change but also work towards stabilising the oil market. the saudi saying that fossil fuels, oil market. the saudi saying that fossilfuels, oil must remain part of the global mix of energy for quite some time to come as we manage that transition to a greener, better future for them you might argue that the saudis would say that wouldn't take was met all their prosperity is bound up in that sea of oil beneath their feet. meanwhile — ahead of next week's crucial climate summit in glasgow,
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the environmental activist, greta thunberg, has called for honesty from world leaders, about where they're falling down on combatting climate change. greta thunberg, has been speaking to our science correspondent, rebecca morelle. it was a video that went viral. greta thunberg surprise performance of risk assays �*80s hit. it was to launch the climate life concerts ahead of the un climate talks in glascow. music. so what does greta want to tell politicians at cup 26? be honest about where you are, how you've been failing, how you are still failing us and how they spend time instead of trying to find solutions they seem to spend their time trying to come up with loopholes. time trying to come up with leapholes-_ time trying to come up with looholes. , ., , , loopholes. greta thunberg says the climate meetings _ loopholes. greta thunberg says the climate meetings are _ loopholes. greta thunberg says the climate meetings are all— loopholes. greta thunberg says the climate meetings are all taught - loopholes. greta thunberg says the climate meetings are all taught butj climate meetings are all taught but no action. , . , climate meetings are all taught but no action. , .,, .,, ., no action. this was her last month. there is no — no action. this was her last month. there is no planet _ no action. this was her last month. there is no planet b, there - no action. this was her last month. there is no planet b, there is - no action. this was her last month. there is no planet b, there is no i there is no planet b, there is no plan of blah, blah blah blah. blah,
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on an alec baldwin movie set — as the film director injured in the incident — speaks out for the first time — about the accidental killing of a crew member. italy's former interior minister — the far—right leader matteo salvini — has gone on trial in sicily on kidnapping charges — for refusing to allow a migrant boat to dock two years ago. the uk chancellor, rishi sunak, is promising nearly £7 billion, to improve transport outside london, in england's city regions. he says a "transport revolution" will bring public services around the country, in line with the capital. the labour mayor of greater manchester, andy burnham, has been lobbying the government to provide money for his region to launch a london—style transport system. this feels like a breakthrough today. we have put forward a powerful case for a london style public transport
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system and this is a big down payment on it. it is not everything we need, so this is the money for the infrastructure, we are also being invited to bid for money for services, more frequent bus services and crucially lower fares and that bid is still in with the government but if we get that, as well, and i hope we will, we have got everything we need to build a london style public transport system on the ground in greater manchester by may 2021l. this is not a day for any negativity. it feels like a real breakthrough for levelling up today, the government feels as though it's listening and buying in to the greater manchester vision, so it's a good day. it's been more than 8 months since the militaryjunta took control of myanmar and the situation there is deteriorating. now the un has warned of more mass atrocities, saying that the army is apparently
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poised to attack. it says military authorities are putting tens of thousands of troops in regions where they've been facing resistance from local fighters. here's what the outgoing un special envoy on myanmar, christina schraaner boorgener had to say. the conflict is intensifying in many parts of the country, and the repression of the military has led to more than 1180 deaths. the army uses a range of tactics against civilian populations, including burning villages, looting properties, mass arrests, torture and execution of prisoners, gender—based violence and random artillery fire into residential areas. dr. zachary abuza from the national war college washington dc says the myanmar army was surprised by the intensity of the resistance.
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we should take them very seriously. the army has a long history of targeting communities that have aligned themselves with either at the next organisations and now these people defence forces that have sprung up since the coup d' tat in february. some of which are aligned with the national government which are not. but the fighting that we are not. but the fighting that we are seeing now, this new offence in the northwestern part of the country really pretends to be quite bloodied. the military is traditionally not fazed a lot of opposition to their rule in that region of the country. i think they've been quite shocked at the willingness of the local community to fight and really inflict damage to fight and really inflict damage to the security forces. and it's
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also important to note that there is also important to note that there is a strategic roadway that connects another ethnic armed organisation up to the region border near china which is very important for the supply of ammunition and weapons. so the military really wants to quell dissent in this region. myanmar has a long history of ethnic armed organisations fighting the central government. and there are several very large ones. traditionally the military has been able to divide and conquer these groups and fight one and lay off another, buys them off. but since the coup we've seen an unprecedented degree of cooperation and coordination along the back amongst those groups. in addition you have the national unity government which is the government in exile made up of some members from the last government that was
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ousted. but other society representatives. and we have since the coup some 500 different peoples defence forces just local militias, people act like who activists who have taken up arms in the military was caught completely by surprise. government supporters in hungary have been parading through budapest to mark the sixty— fifth anniversary of the uprising against soviet rule. thousands took to the streets on the hungarian capital — in a show of support for prime minister viktor orban and his government. people waved hungarian flags — and some carried christian symbols in protest against what they say are attempts to impose lgbt ideology on the country. a counter—march also took place. three fathers who lost
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their daughters to suicide — have raised more than £500,000 for charity, by completing a 300 mile walk. andy airey, mike palmer and tim owen walked between their uk homes in cumbria, greater manchester and norfolk to raise money for the suicide prevention charity. holding pictures of their daughters, the three dads crossed the finish line with cheering crowds around them. alison freeman has more. three dads who'd walked 300 miles between their three homes. applause. after 15 days, their epic challenge was finally over. tim, mike and andy all lost a daughter to suicide and as well as wanting to raise money for suicide prevention, they want to make it so people found it easier to talk about. throughout the walk, people have opened up to the dads. there's been so many people we talk to that have lost their children,
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notjust recently, this type of thing carries on for decades. we've always got a hole in our lives where our girls are but it has been fantastic to share some time with a lot of people. and their story has caught the imagination not only of the nation, but also of celebrities like nicole kidman and daniel craig, who both donated £10,000. it's incredible to know that people out there that famous are looking at our story and looking at the stories and something must've affected them for it to have caught hold of them and also we're really grateful. we've got some from schoolkids putting their change into poor old andy's back. so, just the small donations, anything is fantastic. the aim has stayed the same throughout — to save lives. we do hope we're playing our part in changing that and raising - awareness of the helpline and letting young people i know that there is hope.
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you can carry on and fulfil your life. - the men started the walk with the aim of raising £3,000 each but with their combined total now well over half1 million, they know they are truly helping to save lives. alison freeman, bbc news, norfolk. now it's time for a look at the weather with stav danaos. hello. saturday was a pretty cloudy day across the board. temperatures were edging up and part two of the weekend it looks a little bit milder. we will also have some chain around which will make it feel mild too. it will be some shower reverse of rain all courtesy of this weather front which is bringing a very wet night to parts of northern ireland and western scotland. sunday morning this weather front will be slowly weakening as it continues to journey its way eastwards. across the rest
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of scotland and for england and wales. lying across western england and will across the morning you'll notice it will become more fragmented with shower reverse of rain edging their way across the rest of england and wales through the day. not reaching the southeast until evening time so strange i hear it with some glimmers of brightness. elsewhere sunshine show was heavily rumbling through thunder island and western scotland. it's going to be another blustery day right across the board. windiest for southern and western coast could see up to maybe 40mph in exposure. it's going to be milder probably milder than saturday with chuck temperatures in the brighter spots reaching around 16 c. through sunday night it stays blustery for the clear spells and showers, most of the showers will be affecting more northern and western areas the odd everyone is areas which will tend to stay dry with just a few showers getting through there. another mild night to come for england and wales with a perhaps something a little bit fresher for
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northern ireland and scotland. here's the pressure chart then for monday for the low pressure to the north of the uk, westerly winds cover these weather fronts accentuated showers with sunny spells for tuesday at more significant area of low pressure affects the north of the uk further south, closer to an area of high pressure it should be drier and a little bit brighter. this is the picture for monday, a lot of sunshine around, may place to stay dry altogether but we will have showers around. most of the southern and western areas, some of them on the heavy side. another mild day to come across england and wales, the mid—teens again, something a bit cooler and fresherfor mid—teens again, something a bit cooler and fresher for scotland and northern ireland here. around ten to 12 with that as we through the week of sales milder very milder because southern areas but southern areas will tend to see the driest and the brightest of the weather. further north always windier and wetter at
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hello, this is bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment. first, the headlines. a welcome from england's city regions outside london — for an announcement of nearly £7 billion to improve their transport networks. but they say more money is needed. a senior government adviser on covid warns the uk could face another lockdown at christmas and tells people they shouldn't wait for ministers to take action. the warning comes as two of the biggest teaching unions have called for tougher covid measures in schools in england to combat a rise in infections. court documents reveal that alec baldwin was told a prop gun was safe, moments before he accidentally killed a crew member on a film set.

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