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welcome to newsday. i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines of.... in an exclusive interview, the indonesian president says wealthier countries need to do more to get the world's poorer countries vaccinated. translation: in my opinion, it's not enough. for all developing countries, and especially for poor countries. i head of the 620 meeting, president biden unveils his close to two thrilled in dollars spending plan. —— $2 trillion spending plan. the
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french seizes a british trawler. and despite criticism over the pandemic in the tokyo olympics, we look at what's behind the success of japan's ruling party is the country prepares to go to the polls. live from our studio in singapore... this is bbc news. it's newsday. it's six in the morning in singapore and five in the morning injakarta, where with nearly 100... the president says wealthy countries have not done enough to ensure vaccines are shared widely and equally. speaking exquisitely to the bbc, the president called for global
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solidarity the battle of pandemic and for vaccine manufacturing to be spread across developing as well as wealthier countries. i asked spread across developing as well as wealthier countries. iasked him whether he felt betrayed by wealthier nations
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well, you are managing things better now. initially, your government downplayed the disease and as a result, didn't dress and eyes the dangers till much later —— didn't recognise. how much responsible is your government for these deaths?
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given the fact there is such a wide difference between health infrastructure is in big cities and the rest of the country, how do you defeat the pandemic when you don't really know the true extent of the problem that you're facing?
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well, if you want to get in touch with me on any of the stories you've seen on newsday, or what we've just heard with the presidentjoko widodo in that interview, i'm on twitter and looking forward to hearing from you. after months of tough negotiations, president biden has announced a resides budget worth $2 trillion. in an address moments
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before, the president said compromise and consensus were the only way to get big things done in a democracy. the plan includes what he calls america's greatest ever investment towards fighting crime and change. here he is. the framework _ and change. here he is. the framework that _ and change. here he is. the framework that will - and change. here he is. tue: framework that will create and change. here he is. tte: framework that will create millions of jobs, framework that will create millions ofjobs, grow the economy, invest in our nation and our people. an opportunity to put us on a path not only to compete, but to win the economic competition for the 21st century against china and every other major country. it's physically responsible, it's fully paid for. 17 nobel prize winners have set pressures on the economy. president biden. i'mjoined _ pressures on the economy. president biden. i'mjoined now— pressures on the economy. president biden. i'm joined now by _ pressures on the economy. president biden. i'm joined now by our - biden. i'm joined now by our correspondent peter bowes, who is in los angeles. he's been watching this very closely. great to have you. in the first instance, this does seem
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like quite the climb down in terms of financial scale at least an ambition from what president biden originally proposed. tt is ambition from what president biden originally proposed.— originally proposed. it is quite a climb-down _ originally proposed. it is quite a climb-down very _ originally proposed. it is quite a climb-down very significant, - originally proposed. it is quite a | climb-down very significant, but originally proposed. it is quite a i climb-down very significant, but it climb—down very significant, but it was necessary. three and a half trillion dollars, originally 1.75. that still is a colossal amount of spending. there's been a lot of compromise. haggling between different interests, a lot of lobbying of democrats by people across the united states, and some things have been taken out to the disappointment of many. still in there is free preschool to three and four—year—olds, but taken out is free community college for when people get older. perhaps most controversially, paid family leave has been taken out. that benefit for new parents that's very common in
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many other countries that does not exist in the united states. these were essential compromises ifjoe biden was going to get anything like a bill that all sides would agree on. �* , . . , a bill that all sides would agree on. ._ g a bill that all sides would agree on. it's a really difficult balance that he's trying _ on. it's a really difficult balance that he's trying to _ on. it's a really difficult balance that he's trying to strike, - on. it's a really difficult balance that he's trying to strike, isn't l that he's trying to strike, isn't it, between his party's progressives and moderates?— and moderates? yeah, and when i referred to — and moderates? yeah, and when i referred to all _ and moderates? yeah, and when i referred to all five, _ and moderates? yeah, and when i referred to all five, we _ and moderates? yeah, and when i referred to all five, we are - referred to all five, we are absolutely talking about all sides within his very wide—ranging party in terms of views from those progressives on the left. people like senator bernie sanders and others. the moderates in the middle, who are little more cautious, and some on the right the party as well. the challenge has been to bring those sides together with proposals that appealed to as many people as possible to get the number of votes that he needs. one fascinating
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aspect is that really, just two senators, two moderate democratic senators have been at the centre of holding all of this up, and we still don't know whether they are in agreement with the bill, so this isn't a signed and sealed. this is still a bill in progress and happening right now. those senators and members of the house looking at the fine print to see if they can sign off on it. the fine print to see if they can sign off on it— the fine print to see if they can sign off on it. peter bowes there with the very _ sign off on it. peter bowes there with the very latest _ sign off on it. peter bowes there l with the very latest developments out of the us. thank you forjoining us on newsday. still to come a bit later in the programme... we get a preview as japan later in the programme... we get a preview asjapan prepares later in the programme... we get a preview as japan prepares to go to the polls. first i want to bring you the polls. first i want to bring you the story about the french ambassador after a british trawler was detained in an ongoing row about post brexit fishing rights. french authorities and said the vessel was fishing out of license, but the ship's owner rejected the claims. lucy williamson reports.
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a british boat in a french port. just the kind of vessel that will be banned from unloading here next week if the battle over fishing rights continues. this one is a warning shot. seized by french police yesterday, for allegedly fishing here without permission. its crew, still inside. they didn't want to talk. "at least the weather is nice today," i said. "it's about the only thing that is," one replied. the cornelis gert jan was fishing for scallop off the normandy coast when it was stopped by police. it has been told to stay in le havre for investigation. in a statement, the company said its activity was entirely legal. "it appears our vessel is a pawn in the ongoing dispute france says only half the british fishing licenses it expected after brexit have been issued.
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unless that changes by tuesday, it is threatening to begin it's threatening to begin systematic border checks on all british goods entering channel ports and ban british boats from unloading seafood there. if that doesn't work, it could target french electricity supplies to the channel islands. translation: now we need to speak the language of power, _ since that seems to be the only thing that this british government understands. downing street has said it will retaliate if france carries out its threats. it is very disappointing to see the comments that came from france yesterday. we believe these are disappointing and disproportionate and not what we would expect from a close ally and partner. with both sides now threatening retaliation and cross—channel relations strained across a range of issues, fishing has become a battle ground for rules and agreements post brexit. whether that's driven by principle, pragmatism,
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or domestic political power. the cornelis gert jan is a message from france to its ally across the channel. when it comes to fishing rights, british boats need to follow the rules, and so does the british government. lucy williamson, bbc news, le havre. in the uk, the remaining seven countries from england's covid travel read list are set to be removed. passengers arriving from the seven countries will soon no longer have to quarantine in a hotel for ten days. caroline davies has the story. ten days, four walls and many hours to kill. quarantine hotels were introduced by the government to slow
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we had to sit in the bathroom while the kids were asleep. so that we didn't disturb them and we would sit on a chair and didn't disturb them and we would sit on a chairand i didn't disturb them and we would sit on a chair and i would sit on the toilet! ., ., on a chair and i would sit on the toilet! ., ._ ., on a chair and i would sit on the toilet! ., ., ., ., toilet! today the government got rid ofthe toilet! today the government got rid of the final seven _ toilet! today the government got rid of the final seven countries - toilet! today the government got rid of the final seven countries on - toilet! today the government got rid of the final seven countries on the l of the final seven countries on the red list. it means anyone double vaccinated can come to the uk without quarantine from anywhere in the world. this is where it all began back in february. some of the first quarantine hotel guests stayed here. since then, more than 200,000 people have stayed in quarantine hotels across the uk. on monday, there'll be no new quarantine arrivals. that doesn't mean the policy is gone altogether. the government said it will retain hundreds of hotel rooms in case policy needs to be reintroduced. irate policy needs to be reintroduced. we will renew it again but we don't have to — will renew it again but we don't have to reset up a system from scratch — have to reset up a system from scratch if — have to reset up a system from scratch it a _ have to reset up a system from scratch if a particular concern was a scene _ scratch if a particular concern was a scene in — scratch if a particular concern was a scene in a — scratch if a particular concern was a scene in a particular country. but is it too soon? _
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a scene in a particular country. mt is it too soon? professor ben calley is it too soon? professor ben calley is currently on day 19 of 21 in quarantine in hong kong. taste is currently on day 19 of 21 in quarantine in hong kong. we are still aiming _ quarantine in hong kong. we are still aiming for _ quarantine in hong kong. we are still aiming for new— quarantine in hong kong. we are still aiming for new cases, - quarantine in hong kong. we are still aiming for new cases, which | still aiming for new cases, which mean _ still aiming for new cases, which mean quarantine _ still aiming for new cases, which mean quarantine is _ still aiming for new cases, which mean quarantine is the - still aiming for new cases, which mean quarantine is the first - still aiming for new cases, which mean quarantine is the first line | still aiming for new cases, which . mean quarantine is the first line of defence _ mean quarantine is the first line of defence we — mean quarantine is the first line of defence. we have _ mean quarantine is the first line of defence. we have a _ mean quarantine is the first line of defence. we have a lot— mean quarantine is the first line of defence. we have a lot of- mean quarantine is the first line of defence. we have a lot of cases i defence. we have a lot of cases aiming to— defence. we have a lot of cases aiming to get— defence. we have a lot of cases aiming to get rid _ defence. we have a lot of cases aiming to get rid of— defence. we have a lot of cases aiming to get rid of all- defence. we have a lot of cases aiming to get rid of all the - aiming to get rid of all the public health— aiming to get rid of all the public health measures _ aiming to get rid of all the public health measures eventually. - aiming to get rid of all the public health measures eventually. so, j health measures eventually. so, quarantine — health measures eventually. so, quarantine hotels _ health measures eventually. so, quarantine hotels are _ health measures eventually. so, quarantine hotels are one - health measures eventually. so, quarantine hotels are one of- health measures eventually. so, quarantine hotels are one of the| quarantine hotels are one of the measures— quarantine hotels are one of the measures i_ quarantine hotels are one of the measures i think— quarantine hotels are one of the measures i think will— quarantine hotels are one of the measures i think will be - quarantine hotels are one of the measures i think will be needed | quarantine hotels are one of the . measures i think will be needed in the long _ measures i think will be needed in the long term _ measures i think will be needed in the long term. now— measures i think will be needed in the long term. now it's— measures i think will be needed in the long term. now it's probably. measures i think will be needed in the long term. now it's probably a good _ the long term. now it's probably a good time — the long term. now it's probably a good time to— the long term. now it's probably a good time to relax _ the long term. now it's probably a good time to relax that. _ the long term. now it's probably a good time to relax that. but - the long term. now it's probably a good time to relax that. but others disa . ree. good time to relax that. but others disagree- it's _ good time to relax that. but others disagree. it's absolutely _ good time to relax that. but others disagree. it's absolutely sending i disagree. it's absolutely sending out the wrong — disagree. it's absolutely sending out the wrong message - disagree. it's absolutely sending out the wrong message about i disagree. it's absolutely sending - out the wrong message about where we are. we need to be adding restrictions, not easing them. we need to keep these restrictions in place. things are going to get works. place. things are going to get works_ ,, ., ., place. things are going to get works. ,, . ., ., , place. things are going to get works. ,, . ., ., ., place. things are going to get works, ., ., ., ., , ., ., , works. quarantine hotels and to shut us off from much _ works. quarantine hotels and to shut us off from much of— works. quarantine hotels and to shut us off from much of the _ works. quarantine hotels and to shut us off from much of the world. - us off from much of the world. today's decision suggest the government no longer thinks the world is such a threat. caroline davies, bbc news. still to come on the programme...
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japan prepares to go to the polls and we look at what's behind the success of the country's ruling party despite criticism over the pandemic. indira gandhi, ruler of the world's larger democracy, died today. yesterday she spoke and dying in the service of our country. "i would be proud of it. every drop of my blood would contribute to the growth of our nation." would contribute to the growth of our nation-"— our nation." after 46 years of unhappiness. _ our nation." after 46 years of unhappiness, these - our nation." after 46 years of unhappiness, these countries our nation." after 46 years of- unhappiness, these countries have concluded a chapter of history. he concluded a chapter of history. no more suspicion, no more fear, no more _ more suspicion, no more fear, no more uncertainty of what each day might— more uncertainty of what each day might bring. more uncertainty of what each day might bring-— might bring. booster ignition and lift off with a _ might bring. booster ignition and lift off with a crew _ might bring. booster ignition and lift off with a crew of _ might bring. booster ignition and lift off with a crew of six - lift off with a crew of six astronaut _ lift off with a crew of six astronaut heroes - lift off with a crew of six astronaut heroes and i lift off with a crew of six i astronaut heroes and one lift off with a crew of six _ astronaut heroes and one american legend _ astronaut heroes and one american leaend. , , , .,
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a milestone in human history. born today, this girl in india is the 7,000,000,000th person on the planet. this is newsday on the bbc. our headlines... in an exclusive interview with the bbc, the indonesian president says wealthier countries need to do more to get the world's poorer countries vaccinated. ahead of the g20, president biden unveils close to $2 trillion spending plan, calling it a historic investment in the country's future. president biden is also going to glasgow for the all—important glasgow for the all—importa nt climate glasgow for the all—important climate change conference which starts on sunday. with 27 member
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states, the european union is the world's third—biggest computer. it says it will become carbon neutral by 2050. the eu. it's the globe's third largest economy, and also the third largest emitter of co2 gases worldwide. but it's got a plan to change that. the european commission's green deal — this is its promotion video — wants the eu to be carbon neutral by 2050. even though the finish line is 30 years away, the race starts now. targeting all sectors of the economy and trade, it's an ambitious world first, but... there is actually no enforceable road map in place, so in the end, is the green deal the big deal the european commission would have us believe? there's a lot of issues with the green deal, but maybe the main ones
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are that the targets are not binding and they're not enforceable, and it's been green washed and watered—down by the fossil fuel industry and their lobbying. the eu denies that, but lobbyists are familiar faces in the corridors of brussels, their activities listed in the eu transparency register. using a mixture of money and meetings, subsidies and sponsorships, five oil and gas corporations and their lobby groups are estimated to have spent over a quarter of a billion euros, targeting eu decision makers over the last decade. as for eu member states, the aim is to go greener, but the transition is proving tricky. for some, more than others. big influential germany still burns a lot of coal. this plant helps heat berlin. here, like across germany and the rest of the eu, there are plans under way to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels, but all too often political
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realities clash with environmental but all too often, political realities clash with environmental goals, and the climate can is often kicked just that much further down the road. germany is by far the biggest c02 emitter in europe. we would have been earlier in our climate action, - but now it's a priority. but relations between fossil fuel groups, industry and mps here, are often described as too cosy. there is this conflict of interest with law makers with second jobs in big polluting industries, there is the fact a lot of the gdp of this country comes from big polluting industries.
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course, so you course, so you would inflation, of course, so you would expect people on higher earnings to be worse off in a year's time. let’s be worse off in a year's time. let's take a look — be worse off in a year's time. let's take a look at _ be worse off in a year's time. let's take a look at some _ be worse off in a year's time. let's take a look at some of the - be worse off in a year's time. let's take a look at some of the other stories and headlines. police and the northern indian state of arrested three missionary students for allegedly... they were charged with promoting cyber terrorism. the arrests were the latest in the crackdown against muslim in india. south korea's spy agency says kim jong—un appears to have lost 20 caroline grams in weight but does not have an obvious health issues —— kilograms. to closely monitor mr kim's health based on concerns that he has no known successors. japan
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goes to the polls on sunday, less than two months after the prime minister was elected leader of the ruling liberal democratic party. the party is expected to lose some seats but not power, so what explains the enduring success of a party that regularly gets the votes of just a quarter of japan's registered voters for? this election looks certain to be won by them again. yet the ldp is not especially popular. it's been led by rather un—charismatic men, so what explains its tremendous success? partly starts here in the japanese countryside. this town of
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5000 people is an ldp stronghold. most residents here are old and old people vote. we met this couple on their way to cast their ballot. that's right, for the ldp. translation: it will be a huge mess if we let the politician win. they don't have the experience ldp has. translation: . i aaree experience ldp has. translation: - i agree with _ experience ldp has. translation: - i agree with my — experience ldp has. translation: . i agree with my husband. - experience ldp has. translation: . i agree with my husband. part- experience ldp has. translation: . i agree with my husband. part of. . i agree with my husband. part of the reason — . i agree with my husband. part of the reason why — . i agree with my husband. part of the reason why the _ . i agree with my husband. part of the reason why the ldp _ . i agree with my husband. part of the reason why the ldp does - . i agree with my husband. part of the reason why the ldp does so i the reason why the ldp does so well is that it's already he's made sure that the taxpayer money keeps flowing into places in the countryside, particularly to build infrastructure. this place has a perfectly good road on the other side of the valley, but a few years ago, they decided they needed another one. forthat, ago, they decided they needed another one. for that, they needed to build this tunnel. you see stuff like this all over ruraljapan. fantastic infrastructure of questionable economic benefit. but one that certainly brings jobs in
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rural areas. what about japan's opposition parties? 0n rural areas. what about japan's opposition parties? on a tokyo street corner, a candidate for the communist party is trying to drum up support. there are at least nine opposition parties injapan. it's one reason they do so badly. this is one reason they do so badly. this is one of the very few ways that opposition parties injapan have of getting their message out to potential voters, because door—to—door campaigning in japan potential voters, because door—to—door campaigning injapan is door—to—door campaigning in japan is not door—to—door campaigning injapan is not allowed. that gives the incumbent party a tremendous advantage. their leaders are on the television news every night. we asked some young voters if they recognised the leader of japan's biggest opposition party. t recognised the leader of japan's biggest opposition party. i know his face, but! biggest opposition party. i know his face, but i don't _ biggest opposition party. i know his face, but i don't remember - biggest opposition party. i know his face, but i don't remember his - biggest opposition party. i know his i face, but i don't remember his name. are you interested in the election was yellow actually, no. young overnights don't vote and don't know who to vote for, but even if they
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did, their vote would count a lot less if they lived in the countryside. today the vast majority of japanese voters live in big cities like this one, but the voting districts have not been modernised to reflect this huge shift of population from the rural to the urban. that means it today, you need a lot more votes to get elected in an urban constituency than you do in an urban constituency than you do in a rural one. all of this is good news for prime minister ishida, who can remain... before we go, i want to bring you this story about astronomers having spotted signs of a planet in a distant galaxy that is confirmed, would make it the first planet discovered outside the milky way. the planet candidate orbits a star
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other than the sun and is located in a spiral galaxy called mercy a 51. it a fierce to have been much larger than the sun. that's it for us. thanks for us for watching. hello. with a number of weather and flood warnings in force where it's been so very wet, it's certainly worth keeping across those if you've got travel plans going into the weekend. a weekend which will bring more rain at times, but not all the time. there'll be some sunshine, too. saturday, for many, looks like a fine day. quite windy this weekend, and it will turn a little cooler. the low pressure very much in charge, but the frontal system that's brought so much rain does clear away during friday. another one with rain overnight and clearing early on saturday, but then a stronger area of low pressure with more rain and wind for part two of the weekend on sunday. this is how things are starting off on friday morning, with a lot of cloud around, with outbreaks of rain in many areas, including moving into those parts of eastern england that have spent much of this week dry. but the idea is that
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all of this will slowly clear eastwards as the day goes on. northern ireland soon getting into the sunshine during friday morning. for many other places, it will turn drier and brighter into the afternoon. but even in the afternoon, still some rain falling in parts of the midlands, northern england and eastern scotland before here, too, things improve into the evening. still mild out there. it'll feel a little fresher, and it does turn cooler over the weekend. more showers running into south west england, wales and northern ireland on friday evening. and that's from the next weather front coming in, that makes further progress north and eastwards going into saturday morning. a touch cooler as saturday starts. so, early on on saturday, this will be moving through with some outbreaks of showery rain. they'll be quite heavy, but a lot of that does clear away into the afternoon. and following on behind, plenty of sunshine, just the chance of catching a shower. so, for many, saturday afternoon will be dry, temperatures willjust come down a degree or so. but the lull before the next weather
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system doesn't last very long, and it's this area of low pressure and again going into sunday, so another swathe of quite heavy rain along it. that will be gradually pushing its way north and east as the day goes on. may take quite a bit of time before it gets into northernmost parts of scotland. behind it, it will be brightening up, but you may see some heavy showers moving in, and it'll be windiest through southern parts of england and south wales. that's your weekend for you. into next week, showers, some sunshine at times and for all parts, it'll be turning colder as we get into november.
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this is bbc news. the headlines — in an exclusive interview with the bbc, indonesian president joko widodo says wealthier countries need to do more to get vaccinations to poorer countries. he called for vaccine manufacturing to be spread across developing and richer countries. president biden says his democratic party has reached an historic agreement on economic reforms. the plan would see an investment of $2 trillion in health, social care and efforts to combat climate change. there's been a serious surge of covid—19 in russia, with more than 1100 deaths in the past day, an all—time high for the country. the government has imposed a partial lockdown in response. after france detained a british trawler, the uk has summoned the french ambassador in a growing row over post—brexit fishing rights. the french are angry that some of their boats have been refused

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