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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. a vote in the brazilian senate reccomends, president bolsonaro face criminal charges over his handling of the pandemic. moldova and russia enter a fresh round of negotiations — with moscow still threatening to force energy giant gazprom to cut off gas supplies. 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. it's budget day here in the uk — the chancellor promises a "new age of optimism" but will soaring living costs leave people worse off? and — the south african born, hollywood a—lister, backing a campaign to allow greater levels of vaccine production —
on her home continent. we have to start looking at other ways to get enough vaccines to the market and also into people's arms. on her home continent. hello and welcome. 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. 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. 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 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. moldovan officials are due to hold a fresh round of negotiations are due to hold a fresh giant gazprom today amid a gas crisis in the country. moldova, which relies heavily on russian gas, declared a state of emergency last week after failing to agree a new deal with russia. gazprom has threatened to cut moldova s gas supply if a contract isn t signed. from the moldovan capital chisinau , steve rosenberg reports.
0nce once in moscow's orbit, moldova has been looking for a new direction tilting from russia towards the west. its government wants to move closer to the eu but there's a problem. all of the gas here comes from russia. so what do you do if moscow turns off the tap? it is threatening to if moldova does not sign a new contract at a higher price. the russians have already cut supplies by a third. just business? or is it? basically russia is _ business? or is it? basically russia is trying _ business? or is it? basically russia is trying to _ business? or is it? basically russia is trying to punish . russia is trying to punish moldova citizens because they decided to vote against the pro—russian party so that is pure politics and nothing more. that is pure fantasy, thinks gazprom. russia's state energy giant says it will gladly pump gas if there is a deal and if moldova settles its debt. but
is the kremlin using energy as a weapon? vladimir putin recently called that nonsense and tittle tattle. russia says it never mixes pipelines and politics but if you have got a lot of gas that gives you a lot of influence and a lot of power and if you are a country like moldova which has been getting all of its gas from russia but now want a closer relationship with europe, that can give you a lot of trouble. moldova has declared a state of emergency. this crisis centre is making sure the gas keeps flowing. the country are seeking alternative sources in europe but it is bad timing. sources in europe but it is bad timinu. ~ , ., , timing. well, it is the worst time to have _ timing. well, it is the worst time to have a _ timing. well, it is the worst time to have a gas - timing. well, it is the worst time to have a gas crisis. i timing. well, it is the worst| time to have a gas crisis. at home the prices are higher than ever. i do but can moldova get all the gas that it needs at a price you can afford to pay? if
you don't get a deal well, you see the gas prices today, we don't know what, how higher i will know they will be in two months or in five months. so i cannot tell you whether these prices are affordable. in cannot tell you whether these prices are affordable.- prices are affordable. in this town less — prices are affordable. in this town less gas _ prices are affordable. in this town less gas means - prices are affordable. in this town less gas means long i prices are affordable. in this - town less gas means long queues at the propane station. some of these cars have been waiting for three hours for fuel. for a government that has set a pro—european course there is a danger here. but amid a gas crisis may start to question the direction the country is
taken. the direction the country is taken. 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 what you make of this detail that has emerged that it was a real gun and not a prop gun? did we not know that already? everyone in the industry realises that we use real weapons to fire blank ammunition, sometimes, depending on the mechanics, that weapon will be modified to only fire blank ammunition. so what difference is the distinction then that the county district attorney? is that more relating to the
charges that might be faced or does it relate to what happened? i does it relate to what happened?— does it relate to what ha ened? ~ .,, does it relate to what hauened? ~ , happened? i think it was 'ust clarification. i happened? i think it was 'ust clarification. when i happened? i think it was 'ust clarification. when the h happened? i think it wasjust clarification. when the news| clarification. when the news reports first came out many things were said that were not accurate. they were calling it accurate. they were calling it a prop gun. it was a gun that was being used as a prop but it is a real gun. it should not have ever had live rounds on it but that was an egregious mistake that took place that should never have happened on a film set. if should never have happened on a film set. , ., ., film set. if you have genuine ro . film set. if you have genuine prep guns — film set. if you have genuine prop guns which _ film set. if you have genuine prop guns which are - film set. if you have genuine. prop guns which are incapable of firing live rounds why should there ever be a situation where anyone has any excuse for having a real gun that can fire live rounds on a film set?— that can fire live rounds on a film set? ~ ~ , .. ., film set? well, mr gunz cannot but when they _ film set? well, mr gunz cannot but when they do, _ film set? well, mr gunz cannot but when they do, a _ film set? well, mr gunz cannot but when they do, a qualified l but when they do, a qualified armourer on a film set make sure it is a completely safe environment. we've had very few accidents in the world with p"°p accidents in the world with prop guns in any capacity firing blank ammunition. this was a very inexperienced crew that followed new protocols
with regard to safety. and that is why an accident took place. used a keyword there. qualified armourer. he decides what level of skill, experience, knowledge and understanding constitutes qualified? and understanding constitutes uualified? ~ . ., qualified? well, at the end of the da , qualified? well, at the end of the day. the _ qualified? well, at the end of the day, the producers - qualified? well, at the end of the day, the producers hired l the day, the producers hired this person. they felt they were capable of doing the job. it is theirjob to do the research and what if this person is or is not capable and qualified to do this. clearly, after the fact, does not appear as though she was. in after the fact, does not appear as though she was.— as though she was. in which case, as though she was. in which case. do — as though she was. in which case. do you _ as though she was. in which case, do you think - as though she was. in which case, do you think to - as though she was. in which case, do you think to avoid l case, do you think to avoid something like this happening in future, there needs to be either a a federal level registration process so that those who are our mirrors on film sets are properly qualified?— film sets are properly qualified? film sets are properly uualified? , , , qualified? our industry is . lobal, qualified? our industry is global. as _ qualified? our industry is global, as you _ qualified? our industry is global, as you know - qualified? our industry is global, as you know in i qualified? our industry is| global, as you know in the qualified? our industry is - global, as you know in the uk they make films every day and we have an armoury company in the uk. i would love to see a global armour are full so this
accident cannot occur anywhere in the world ever again. this indeed an international industry so greg, thank you very much. uk chancellor, rishi sunak, will deliver his budget later today, with a promise to prepare for a new post—covid economy. a number of policies have already been announced, including nhs funding and a rise in the national living wage, but the government is under pressure to do more to help people struggling with the rising cost of living. here's our political correspondent, chris mason. the chancellor showing office footwear and socks and a set of photos released by the treasury of the chancellor preparing for today. chatting to the budget with his advisers, always with an eye to his image. his dog even features as do his snacks.
but by the time we get to this moment later on, and him addressing the comments, what will really matter is what it means for each of us.- means for each of us. the bi est means for each of us. the biggest question - means for each of us. the biggest question for - means for each of us. tue: biggest question for him means for each of us. tte: biggest question for him is means for each of us. tt2 biggest question for him is how much is he going to have to spend on all of those public services, particularly the ones that have really suffered during the austerity years in a word in which the economy, 0fa, small as a result of the pandemic then it would otherwise have been. aha, pandemic then it would otherwise have been. a big issue for— otherwise have been. a big issue for many _ otherwise have been. a big issue for many right - otherwise have been. a big issue for many right now. otherwise have been. a big issue for many right now is| otherwise have been. a big - issue for many right now is the cost of living and whether the government's upbeat language matches how things feel week by week four lots of people. this auoin to week four lots of people. this going to be — week four lots of people. this going to be a _ week four lots of people. this going to be a brutal— week four lots of people. tt 3 going to be a brutal and bitter winterfor many going to be a brutal and bitter winter for many households who won't be able to bear the extra cost of heating their homes because of the price rises. the chancellor today has got to matches fiscal responsibility with a bit of moral responsibility. tit with a bit of moral responsibility. with a bit of moral resonsibili . ., , responsibility. in the last few da s responsibility. in the last few days loads — responsibility. in the last few days loads of _ responsibility. in the last few days loads of stuff _
responsibility. in the last few days loads of stuff about - days loads of stuff about today's budget has already been announced. nhs england will get £5.9 billion to tackle the backlog of people waiting for tests and scans. £6.9 billion has been allocated to transport projects including in west yorkshire, the west midlands and greater manchester. and the minimum pay rate for those aged 23 and over, known as the national living will go up to £9 50 an hourfrom national living will go up to £9 50 an hour from april. national living will go up to £9 50 an hourfrom april. but even there plenty has already been announced but we will get from the chancellor later still really matters because it will be the detail about the state of the economy and the state of the government's finances and so, crucially, where our money will be spent and where it won't. now, then, it is over to the chancellor and his big moment at lunchtime. stay with us on bbc news, still to come:
get up, stand up for the new musical that charts the life of the late reggae superstar bob marley. the late reggae superstar bob marley. indira gandhi, ruler of the world's largest democracy, died today. 0nly 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. 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 news, the latest headlines. a vote in the brazilian senate reccomends, president bolsonaro face criminal charges over his handling of the pandemic. moldova and russia enter a fresh round of negotiations — with moscow still threatening to force energy giant gazprom to cut off gas supplies. there are growing calls for member nations of the world trade organisation to come to an agreement on a covid vaccine patent waiver. it comes as access to vaccines remains a challenge for many african countries ? with hundreds of millions there yet to receive even the firstjab. actress,
charlize theron, hasjoined socialjustice organisation, ford foundation, calling for a waiver agreement to be reached soon. 0ur southern africa correspondent pumza fihlani has been speaking to her. we have to start looking at other ways to get enough vaccines to the market and also into people's arms.— into people's arms. more than 50 countries _ into people's arms. more than 50 countries around _ into people's arms. more than 50 countries around the - into people's arms. more than 50 countries around the world | 50 countries around the world have missed the world health organisation's target to have 10% of the population fully vaccinated against kevin 19. in africa, over 5% of the population is fully inoculated against coronavirus. this as richer nations have stockpiles of vaccines and others are now administering booster shots and move criticised by those calling for the vaccine equity.
what is enough in countries like america and the uk? do we need this extra jab or is it more, is it smarterfor us need this extra jab or is it more, is it smarter for us to maybe reach out to countries and more people on that first vaccine and maybe start the process with what the world health organisation is trying to do with getting 70% of all adults and countries vaccinated ljy adults and countries vaccinated by 22. that is not going to happen unless we start sharing some of these vaccines. to have a sense that _ some of these vaccines. to have a sense that messages - some of these vaccines. to have a sense that messages coming l a sense that messages coming across? the benefit of making it possible for a country such as south africa and other african countries to be able to produce vaccines themselves, do you think that messages coming across and why that is important? in the make—up we can get countries like south africa brazil and india to actually manufacture, for their region, we can see a real, we will see a real uptake in how many vaccines we can actually bring to people. an emergency waiver and patent would really
relieve a lot of that. the south african born actress spent much of her advocacy work focusing on this fight against hiv in the region.— hiv in the region. finding organisation _ hiv in the region. finding organisation to _ hiv in the region. finding organisation to have - hiv in the region. finding i organisation to have health friendly aspect to them, a holistic approach to how they look to their communities is incredibly important and so i think we can learn from the lessons on hiv and understanding that one message does not fit everybody, right? we have to understand the communities, they are actors of change for their communities and so we should access that and so we should access that and we should fund that. as the words leaders gather at the word's leaders gather at the t20 meeting at the end of october, advocacy groups are 0ctober, advocacy groups are calling for a clear direction on how they plan to accelerate the fight against the pandemic ljy the fight against the pandemic by providing equitable and fair
vaccine access. they say it is what is needed to save the lives of the most vulnerable and forgotten communities. time now for the latest sports news. south africa's cricketers will be reflecting on a difficult day at the t20 world cup on tuesday. after one player pulled out of the game for personal reasons after the governing body said the team were ordered to take the knee before the match, the first time all 11 players have done so together. 144 to win. south africa chased down the total with ease. the fastest 50 of the tournament. the defending champions west indies are heading towards an early exit with two defeats in the two matches. tit with two defeats in the two matches-— matches. in so far as me personally _ matches. in so far as me personally from - matches. in so far as me i personally from accountancy point of view one of the
bangladesh. the's side made a promising start beating the defending champions by six wickets with 70 balls to spare having qualified for the super 12 stage of the tournament. bangladesh were beaten in their first game, losing to their fellow qualifier. and here in england and are through to the quarterfinals after a 2—0 win over leeds with goals from one" against his former side. chelsea and sunderland went through on penalties. the german cup. the scores were level as one player came off the bench in the 71st minute i went on to score the first for the home side tapping in a pass and nine minutes later he ended any hopes of an opponent to come back as he once again got on the end of another cross to score the second there. two
tennis now and top seed came through a tough first—round match at the vienna open. it wasn't plain sailing for the greek with a match lasting an hour and three quarters. next up hour and three quarters. next up is the american qualifier in the last 16. and a pair of shoes worn by basketball legend michaeljordan have fetched a record $1.47 million at auction in las vegas. they are the earliest known shoes worn jordan as a professional. the previous record for sporting sneakers set last year but also for a pair ofjordans and sold at $615,000. love those shoes. you can get all the latest sports news on our website but thatisit sports news on our website but that is it from me.
bob marley's life may have been short, but it was extraordinary — from growing up on the streets of kingston to international stardom. years in the making his story has been staged for the very first time. emma north went to meet the people behind it. this is the first time that have ever felt the floor shaking when i'm i've never felt that before. because people get up on their feet and they dance and they move and are listed right here and i thought there was an earthquake. the" was down to a world first. earthquake. the" was down to a world first-— world first. london's west end and i've come _ world first. london's west end and i've come to _ world first. london's west end and i've come to see - world first. london's west end and i've come to see the - world first. london's west end | and i've come to see the show, very excited. t5 and i've come to see the show, very excited-— very excited. is about time. it is about time. _ very excited. is about time. it is about time. the _ very excited. is about time. it is about time. the actor- is about time. the actor playing _ is about time. the actor playing one _ is about time. the actor playing one of - is about time. the actor playing one of the - is about time. the actor playing one of the mostj is about time. the actor- playing one of the most famous musicians and history knows the responsibility he carries. what
is that like playing someone whose voice is recognised all over the world? t’m whose voice is recognised all over the world?— over the world? i'm not up there doing _ over the world? i'm not up there doing a _ over the world? i'm not up there doing a bob - over the world? i'm not up there doing a bob marley i there doing a bob marley impression put out there is a certain level of interpretation that has to kind of come into the fold, you know. like, how do i interpret this man's love his music and for his words and for his religion and for the women in his life? how does that physically affect my performance?— that physically affect my erformance? ., ., performance? the boy abandoned b his performance? the boy abandoned by his father _ performance? the boy abandoned by his father to _ performance? the boy abandoned by his father to the _ by his father to the homeless teenager sleeping on a studio for so you wake up and make music his life from cradle to grave is told and his music provides the context. it brims over with activism, politics and power. over with activism, politics and power-— and power. whilst he is political _ and power. whilst he is political and _ and power. whilst he is political and well - and power. whilst he is political and well it - and power. whilst he is political and well it is l political and well it is heartfelt, while there is an element of activism that is in sided and inherent in bob
marley's music and in the musical, it is also a celebration of him as an individual, of those ideas, of the acceptance of those ideas now. ~ . , the acceptance of those ideas now. ~ , . , the acceptance of those ideas now. ,. , ., now. well as music is love the world over _ now. well as music is love the world over for _ now. well as music is love the world over for those _ now. well as music is love the | world over for those recreating marley's live the rehearsal room became a deeply private place. room became a deeply private lace. ., , place. people ever with the personal— place. people ever with the personal connection - place. people ever with the personal connection to - place. people ever with the personal connection to bob j personal connection to bob marley— personal connection to bob marley because most people are of caribbean descent to most people — of caribbean descent to most people in that room are jamaican heritage so they grew up jamaican heritage so they grew up not — jamaican heritage so they grew up not only within music by their— up not only within music by their parents grew with the music, _ their parents grew with the music, and it felt like their parents _ music, and it felt like their parents stories. rita remind me very— parents stories. rita remind me very much— parents stories. rita remind me very much of my own mum. this is takin: very much of my own mum. this is taking years- _ very much of my own mum. tt 3 is taking years. although the show is only brown a couple weeks it's fun has been extended to next year. in a memo to level the latest business news including a look ahead to the uk budget and the
latest results from google's parent company as well as to it. plenty more business news as well and you can reach me on twitter. 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, 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. 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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