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this is bbc news our top stories. a senate committee in brazil recommends president bolsonaro face criminal charges over his handling of the covid pandemic. new details emerge over the fatal shooting on the alec baldwin film set — the gun used was a real one, and criminal charges aren't ruled out. the united states revokes china telecom s authority to operate in america — citing "national security" concerns. queen elizabeth will not attend the global climate summit in glasgow, after being advised by her doctors to rest.
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welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. senators in brazil have recommended criminal charges to be laid against president bolsonaro over his handling of the covid pandemic. he's been facing accusations varying from misuse of public funds to crimes against humanity. a senate committee voted by a majority to hold him responsible for many of brazil's covid deaths, which have now passed 600,000. katy watson reports from brasilia. he speaks portuguese. today marks the end of a long process. six months of hearings, scandals uncovered, a light shone on a government accused of recklessness.
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and now, a vote to recommend charging the man at the top with a very long list of crimes. but this is a vote that splits senators. those in favour of bolsonaro claim the inquiry is a political witchhunt. translation: | vote for | the rejection of the report. no concrete evidence was found of illegal acts in practice by authorities and employees of the federal public administration in the handling of the pandemic. the commotion in the senate today is far removed from the city's poorer neighbourhoods. but here, they're wanting to make a noise, too. max is a community leader and aspiring politician. he runs music and dance workshops for young people. culture, he says, gives them the chance to talk politics and change their futures.
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translation: this congress is debating with itself - in a language that does not reflect brazil, the real brazilia of the working people who wake up early, get on a crowded bus, eat in the bakery, struggle to pay the bills and live in a difficult neighbourhood. 22—year—old janca says the workshops have given her opportunities and a voice. the government, on the other hand, she says, tries to silence people like her. translation: he has made life more difficult _ than you could ever imagine. i feel he is inhumane. what he is doing is inhumane. lots of things he does amount to crimes. - there are people in the suburbs going hungry, having to rob - food, and this manjust spreads fake news and campaigns- against the vaccine. it's absurd. hip-hop music plays. fake news denial, corruption and more. these are the accusations that jair bolsonaro faces, but will
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he have to stand up in court to defend his actions? few people here think justice will be done. katy watson, bbc news, in bras lia. and a short time ago, our south america correspondent katy watson gave this update on the latest developments. seven senators voted to approve the report. after a long, long day of discussions, just towards, as the vote got closer, some of the leading senators said some very emotional messages after such a long time. we had the vice president saying the enquiry had put pressure and sped up the vaccine process and pay tribute to those on the front line of trying to curb the pandemic. the person in charge of delivering the report said the enquiry stop the clock and the enquiry stop the clock and the number of deaths here in
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brazil and the president of the enquiry said it was now up to the federal prosecutor to look into these charges and that is something they will be doing as of tomorrow. they would take the report to the federal prosecutor urging him to look into these recommendations for the criminal charges and see whether he would stand trial. a us prosecutor investigating last week's accidental fatal shooting of a crew member by the actor alec baldwin says a real gun, not a prop, was used. that's among a number of new details from the santa fe county district attorney. peter bowes, our north america correspondent is following the story. this is mary carmack—altwies, she is the district attorney in santa fe. she has been talking to the new york times and she said that at this stage in the investigation, nothing has been ruled in or out in terms of possible criminal charges. that's perhaps the least surprising thing because he wouldn't really expect it so early, or relatively early
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into an investigation, to have made a final conclusion on that. but she also talked about what they found on the set. she talked about an enormous amount of bullets, an enormous number of bullets that were found seemingly strewn around. we understand that three revolvers were found, some spent casings and the ammunition. and tests are continuing on that material to establish exactly what it was and interviews are continuing in terms of who had access to those guns, who loaded the gun. it is very clear now that this was a real gun. in fact, she said she takes issue with the terminology, "prop gun" which has been heard quite a lot over the last few days. she says it was a legitimate gun. in fact she said it was an antique era appropriate gun, which would follow.
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because this was a 19th century western that was being made. it does, i think, paint a new picture in terms of what the authorities are finding and the root of their investigation. and she said she is not ruling out possibly some charges. so what is the state of play now in terms of the investigation. she has been saying it could be weeks, it could indeed be months. from what she's been saying, it is a complex investigation. it is an unusual investigation clearly, on a film set. clearly the authorities are determined to take their time, to interview everyone appropriately and look at all the evidence. we are expecting later on wednesday morning local time, a news conference by the police. they've only had one news conference so far in the hours after this
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incident by the police. we understand that that news conference, the district attorney will also be speaking. so it's quite possible that by this time tomorrow will have some new information. here in the uk, the queen's pulled out of attending the cop26 climate summit which begins in scotland on sunday. her majesty, who's 95 spent a night in hospital last week and her doctors have recommended some rest. the queen was expected to play a prominent role in welcoming world leaders to the event but will instead address delegates in a video message. our royal correspondent jonny dymond reports. this time last week, a reception for business leaders at windsor castle, and then a trip to northern ireland was cancelled and a visit to hospital substituted. today, it was back to official engagements where a beaming queen gave a virtual audience to the new korean ambassador, but this evening, a palace statement. i'm quite sure at the back
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of her mind is that she wants to be absolutely fine and fighting fit on the 14th of november for remembrance sunday, the most sacred day in her calendar. to go to glasgow and to stand in a room full of coughing, wheezing delegates from all over the world is probably an engagement too far. the message from the palace, remain calm. the queen is still carrying out official engagements, and she spoke to the chancellor about his budgetjust a few hours ago and she will address the delegates to the conference, albeit by video, and the journey to glasgow, however, was just too long for her doctors' liking. the climate change conference is close to the heart of the queen, and when opening the welsh parliament a few weeks ago, she was overheard complaining about those
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who hadn't said whether they would turn up. and at the queen's absence is a blow for the conference and its organiser, the government. meeting the queen is an experience few turn down, even fewer forget. jonny dymond, bbc news. the united states has revoked china telecom's licence to operate in the country, citing national security concerns. the chinese state owned entity has 60 days to dismantle its us operations, a decision that could reignite tensions between the two powers. so who are they? — china telecom america is a subsidiary of a state owned entity, which has over 335 million subscribers world data services, vpns, cloud and mobile networks are among its offerings in the usthe federal communications commission says its main target however are chinese—americans, and chinese students, business people and tourists. the regulator's report found that the company was a serious security risk, as it could be forced to comply with orders from beijing
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without any judicial oversight from washington. now china telecom have asserted they're an independent corporate entity, not a tool of chinese intelligence. i put this to former cia technology analyst martijn rassler. all the national laws in china are very explicit and the fact that any chinese entity operating either domestically or overseas has to comply with any request from the chinese government to include participating in any law enforcement or espionage activities. right back in terms of risk, can you explain where the risks would lie? there is 2 main areas.
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i, of course, is the fact that this company become a vector for cyber attacks on us networks. the other issue is that it is a conduit for espionage. anyi of the devices that are connected to the company's network can be used to track people so, yeah, the risks are quite significant. how big is china telecom within the us? there are other chinese concerns as well. i don't know there were likely to be following suit here. it is actually fairly small. i think the total subscriber base is in the mid 100,000, and a lot of chinese national visitors use it as well. to your point there is a few other chinese telecoms operators that are already being looked much more
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closely at by the fcc and i think the fcc will follow suit. that is the federal communications commission. you would expect some kind of retaliation to come from beijing? there is a few things that i think beijing made it to send a message. it could, for example, slow down the process of certain export licences for us companies with manufacturing capabilities. may be a snap inspection, production facility to down production but ultimately most us firms operating in china are already, they face challenges just in their day—to—day operations but don't forget most firms that are still operating their have some value
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to the chinese state in the sense that there is something the chinese i so by and large their work will be unimpeded for now. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: protests across ecuador — as the indigenous movement fights petrol price rises — and fuel subsidy cuts. indira gandhi, ruler of the world's largest democracy, died today. only yesterday, she had spoken of dying in the service of her country and said, "i would be proud of it. "every drop of my blood will contribute to the growth of this nation." after 46 years of unhappiness, these two countries have concluded a chapter of history. no more suspicion, no more fear, no more uncertainty of what each day might bring.
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booster ignition and lift off. of discovery with a crew of six astronaut heroes and one american legend. - this is beautiful. a milestone in human history. born today, this girl in india is the seven billionth person on the planet. this is bbc world news, the latest headlines. a vote in the brazilian senate reccomends, president bolsonaro face criminal charges over his handling of the pandemic. new details emerge over the fatal shooting on the alec baldwin film set — the gun used was a real one, and criminal charges aren't ruled out. the uk says it will co—operate fully with the authorities in kenya in relation to the death of a woman nearly a decade ago. agnes wanjiru was found dead in central kenya in 2012 after she had reportedly been at a hotel near a british army base. an inquest in kenya concluded
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she'd been murdered by british soldiers, as our correspondent ferdinand omondi reports. the pain of delayed justice and the revival of an episode rose would rather forget. nine years after her sister was killed, the mystery of that death and the fact that no one has been held accountable has been revived and rattled her peace, and reminded her that the killer, alleged to have been a british army soldier, is still a free man. translation: | would - like to ask if it was my late sister who had killed that white person, by now i wouldn't even know where she is jailed. but whoever killed her went free and is living his life. i am raising her child alone, no one has asked me about her well—being, not even the government. this is the spot where agnes wanjiru was buried, in a public cemetery in nanyuki about nine years ago. after stalled investigations, seven years after agnes
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was killed the magistrate in the inquest into her death concluded that it was her opinion that agnes was murdered by british soldiers. this is the spot where agnes wanjiru was buried. the overgrown plants perhaps representing how long the family has and continues to wait forjustice. now the sunday times newspaper reports another soldier who says he was present at the hotel claims the soldier who killed her confessed, but the army didn't investigate. the mod said they would co—operate if asked. we have not had a normal request from the kenyan authorities, but we did support them at the time and there is no obstruction from the mod or the army on this side of the house.
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the british army retains a base here and for decades locals have complained about the behaviour of british soldiers. but the training unit says they're are committed to upholding the highest standards and it plays a positive rule in the community. the family want the wounds to heal, this time for good. agnes went missing in march 2012. let s get some of the day s other news. protests have continued in sudan against the military�*s seizure of power, with reports of teargas being fired at demonstrators in the capital khartoum. the general behind the takeover said it had been carried out to avoid a civil war. the country's prime minister, abdalla hamdok was briefly detained. the us secretary of state, antony blinken, has spoken to him on the phone
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after his release. flooding triggered by a powerful storm has overwhelmed the sicilian city of catania, killing at least two people. fierce storms battered southern italy for a third day on tuesday, leaving roads completely submerged in parts of the island of sicily. a blackout has left homes and businesses without electricity, while schools have been closed in the city and nearby towns. an advisory committee to the us food and drug administration has recommended the use of pfizer's covid vaccine in children aged 5 to 11, saying the benefits outweigh the risks. the decision brings the vaccine a step closer to about 28 million children in america. shots could be offered as early as next week, should the fda and then the centers for disease control accept this recommendation. ecuador�*s troubles continue as an influential indigenous movement is protesting against fuel price increases. the cost has nearly doubled since last year. several roads in five of ecuador�*s provinces have been blocked as the latin american
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country endures a severe economic crisis, as mark lobel reports. in the ecuadorian countryside, a change of scenery. roads blocked, indigenous protesters defined. . . , defined. the increase in the question — defined. the increase in the question our _ defined. the increase in the question our transport - defined. the increase in the i question our transport workers and communities.— and communities. units have been paralysed _ and communities. units have been paralysed because - and communities. units have been paralysed because of i and communities. units have l been paralysed because of the increase — been paralysed because of the increase in fuel prices which are outrageous.— increase in fuel prices which are outrageous. leading fuel to the fire in _ are outrageous. leading fuel to the fire in a _ are outrageous. leading fuel to the fire in a country _ are outrageous. leading fuel to the fire in a country living - the fire in a country living under a 60 day state of emergency which began last week to fight soaring crime fuelled by drug traffickers. there are protests in five of ecuador�*s
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24 protests in five of ecuador�*s 2a provinces so far. the recent doubling of fuel prices is among several grievances spilling over here. the indigenous movement is credited with helping topple three previous presidents as well as helping block the scrapping of fuel subsidies in the past. ecuador�*s current president is facing his largest protest since taking office in may. he insists roads will remain open. troops canjoin the insists roads will remain open. troops can join the police on the streets in this current state of emergency which comes after the high—profile shooting of an olympic sprinter and horrific armed clashes between inmates with links to drug cartels which have left about 240 dead this year. these protests are a sore reminder of the financial strain been felt by many here with ecuador in
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the grip of an economic crisis worsened by the coronavirus pandemic and almost half the population living in poverty. with the cop26 summit nowjust days away, the united nations environment programme has issued a dramatic warning on the need to cut carbon emissions. the report says that if we continue emitting carbon at this rate we have just seven years before chances of restricting warming to 1.5 degrees become increasingly unlikely. earlier i spoke to environmentalist bill mckibben, one of the first to warn of the dangers of global warming. he says this is our last chance to avoid a climate catastrophe. climate change is not like political issues that were used to having. read a little bit now and you come back in a few years and do a little bit more. it is the first time we've really faced timed test as a species and our issue now, a political and economic systems
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are not geared to move quickly and that's why it is a good thing that we have these giant movements pushing. and i will tell you, ifelt more tell you, i felt more optimistic tell you, ifelt more optimistic this afternoon than i did this morning. because the middle of the day the fifth biggest pension fund in the world announced that it too was divesting from fossil fuels. sorry. maybe it doesn't need to be purely the politicians that do the work, she said, they move slowly. as you said, winning slowly on climate is simply another way of losing so the pace is not there. can you give me what you would consider your biggest realistic wish, then, from the countries of this world, the governments of this world, the governments of this word as they gather in glasgow in a few days' time? we need a glasgow in a few days' time? - need a couple of things. one is dramatically increased ambition. that may be hard of the us is not able to arrive a serious commitment from congress. we will see the next few days. and we need real
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commitment finally to this long—standing promise of serious financial aid to the global south and the global north so that they can make this transition. it sounds like thatis this transition. it sounds like that is not going to to come. they are going to be a bit disappointed, if i put it that way? we see a lot of these conferences. kyoto, kobe naked. most them have ended in disappointment. we are running out of time and that is why there will be civil society there will be civil society there pushing hard. we will see. as you pointed out we began, the title of my last book was a little depressing so i'm not here to give you a glib optimistic outlook to tell you we need everybody pushing really hard. i we need everybody pushing really hard.— we need everybody pushing really hard. i appreciate that as the line — really hard. i appreciate that as the line you _ really hard. i appreciate that as the line you are _ really hard. i appreciate that as the line you are coming i really hard. i appreciate that. as the line you are coming from but can you give me some cause for optimism that the world is changing and we are at a point of change?— of change? the two causes for optimism _ of change? the two causes for optimism are _ of change? the two causes for
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optimism are the _ of change? the two causes for optimism are the engineers i of change? the two causes for. optimism are the engineers had done theirjob and drop the price of renewable energy by about 90% of the last decade. it is now the cheapest form of energy on the planet and there is no financial or technological obstacle and indeed an oxford study from two weeks ago showed that the word would save trillions of dollars if it made a rapid transition. the second reason is there is this big movement of people around the world. many organisations and taken together they are almost as powerful now as the fossil fuel industry. that is the titanic battle that is going on. can we break the power of this industry in time or are they going to be able to cling to their business model long enough to bring down the planet? enough to bring down the planet? recapping our top story now, a senate committee in brazil has voted to recommend president, jair bolsonaro, face charges over his handling of the covid pandemic. 7 of the panel's 11 members backed a report
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calling for 9 charges to be filed against mr bolsonaro, including crimes against humanity. the report accuses the president of misusing public funds and peddling fake news with the findings to be sent to brazil's prosecutor—general on wednesday. mr bolsonaro maintains he is "guilty of nothing". more than 600,000 people in brazil are confirmed to have died with covid—19, second only to the covid death toll in the united states. hello there. it is going to stay very mild over the next few days. but there is more rain in the forecast, and the rain is moving southwards at the moment. so, the wetter weather in the next few days more likely to be in the southern uplands of scotland, cumbria in northwest england, and by thursday, for western parts of wales, and some flooding is likely as well. the main focus of the rain is on the weather front there, and ahead it, we are drawing up the winds all the way from the tropics over the azores and into the uk, which is why it is so unusually mild. in northern ireland on tuesday, temperatures reach 17 celsius ahead of the rain — it's normally around 11 or 12 celsius at best at this time of the year. these are the temperatures we're starting with on wednesday morning — a very mild 15 or 16 celsius. but this is where the rain is,
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and it's not going to shift position through much of the day. we've got rain threatening to come back into eastern northern ireland, up towards the central belt of scotland. most of the rain in southern scotland, northwest england, especially cumbria and into northwest wales. north of that rain band, some sunshine, a few sharp showers. south of the rain band, like tuesday, a lot of cloud around, a bit of sunshine from time to time, those temperatures could be even higher around 18 celsius. but that rain is going to be continuing throughout the day across southern scotland, northwest england. by the end of the day, 90mm possible in the southern uplands, maybe double that over the high ground in cumbria, which is why we are going to see some impact, and that wet weather continues overnight as well. that stream of warm wet weather coming in on that weather front, the position of that rain will fluctuate a little. we may start to see a few changes on thursday. scotland and northern ireland brightening up a bit more with some showers. these could be quite heavy, mind you. still got that rain across parts of southern scotland, northern england, wales, and southwest england this time. but ahead through the midlands, east anglia, the southeast, still dry and bright, and temperatures hitting 17. but the wetter weather continues overnight, those weather fronts are still in the scene, perhaps forming an area of low pressure.
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now, i think the details may change as we head into friday, getting rather more messy. looks on the whole like it's going to be a day of sunshine or longer spells of rain. it may start to brighten up across more of the country, western areas turning a bit drier. but some of that rain pushing into the eastern side of england this time, and temperatures won't be quite as high. they will begin to fall away from the northwest.
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this is bbc news, the headlines: a brazilian senate inquiry has given final approval to a report recommending president jair bolsornaro faces a series of criminal indictments, over his handling of the world's second highest covid death toll — and the misuse of public funds. the vote, by the 11—member committee, passed 7—4. new details have emerged about the fatal shooting on an alec baldwin film set. a us district attorney investigating the incident says a real gun, nota prop, was involved — and that "an enormous amount of bullets" were recovered. the prosecuter also stressed that "criminal charges aren't ruled out." the queen will not attend the cop26 climate change summit in glasgow next week following medical advice to rest. buckingham palace said she "regretfully" agreed not to host a major reception for world leaders but would deliver her address to delegates in a pre—recorded video message instead.

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