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tonight at ten, borisjohnson is to meet the french president this weekend to try to diffuse the growing row over post—brexit fishing rights. france is threatening to block british vessels accessing her ports, in retaliation for what it says are too few licences for french boats to use british waters. borisjohnson boris johnson says borisjohnson says he's puzzled but will do what he has to to protect british interests, as the prime minister and the french president
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both arrive here in rome tonight. other leaders, including president biden, who met the pope, are hoping for progress on climate talks before next week's un conference in glasgow. we'll have the very latest, live from rome. also tonight... the wife found guilty of murdering her husband, whom she'd claimed abused herfor years. she told police she did it. i admit it all. all right. just get them all right, i want to go in, right? i no, he's on the kitchen floor. i should have stabbed him a bit more. islamic state group bomb attacks put the taliban under pressure in afghanistan — we have a special report. and celebrating the cultural enrichment of britain through immigration, to mark 150 years of the royal albert hall. and coming up in the sport on the bbc news channel, pakistan are on the brink of the semifinals of the men's t20 world cup after a thrilling win
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over afghanistan. good evening. borisjohnson is to meet the french president emmanuel macron this weekend, to try to diffuse growing tensions over post—brexit fishing rights. both leaders are in rome attending a 620 summit, amid acrimony between the uk and france concerning access to each other�*s territorial waters. france claims britain has denied fishing licences to dozens of french boats, while britain says the majority of licences have been issued, but some french vessels don't meet the criteria for british waters. france, having already impounded one uk vessel, is now threatening to block other boats entering her ports. borisjohnson says he's "puzzled" by the threat, and warns he'll do whatever�*s necessary to protect uk interests. with the latest, here's our political correspondent, alex forsyth.
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arriving in rome with a diplomatic row brewing, the prime minister stressed the ties that bind the uk and france. an old ally and friend, but the french president tonight told the financial times the uk's credibility is at stake in the row over fishing. this is the front line of this fight, which has been rumbling for months. the authorities here injersey and across the uk say they have stuck to agreements made after brexit and issued licences to french boats that can prove a history of fishing these waters. but france says dozens have been unfairly denied. localfishermen, like their counterparts across the channel, are frustrated and worried. the feeling amongst the fleet yesterday was one of absolute despair. certainly there are real difficult times ahead and our big worry down here is how are we going to try and preserve the fleet
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and come out the other end with a fishing fleet intact. the row escalated this week when this british trawler was detained by french authorities, a warning shot about what might follow. france has threatened further checks and restrictions on british vessels, even suggested it could disrupt cross—channel trade. the prime minister said he'd be surprised if that happened, but the uk was ready to do what's necessary, the government is ready to retaliate. two can play at that game is what i would say, but in the first instance what we are doing is raising this with the european commission. it's always open to us to increase the enforcement that we do on french vessels, to board more of them if that's what they are doing to our vessels. in a further sign of tension the french ambassador was summoned to the foreign office, where she was given a dressing down. the language on both sides is ramping up, but they are still talking. both here and in france fishing is an emotional issue which carries political clout. borisjohnson promised
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british fishermen brexit would mean a better deal. in france, president macron is facing an election which brings its own pressures. both sides have reason to take a tough stance but both know a serious escalation could be damaging. this spring, french boats staged a protest offjersey over the same issue. the uk says it does want a diplomatic solution to this ongoing dispute. france has set a deadline of tuesday for it to be resolved. there is a time for flexing muscles and put your trump cards on the table, there are times for negotiations. the next step is really negotiation. but for now it's the fishermen who are caught in this diplomatic row. alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster. well, as we've heard, the prime minster and french president are with other world leaders in rome, with the us presidentjoe biden meeting the pope
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at the vatican ahead of a 620 summit. earlier, pope francis had urged governments to come up with "effective responses" to deal with carbon emissions, as the united nations cop26 climate summit gets under way in glasgow next week. our north america editorjon sopel is travelling with the us president and sent us this report. the ruler of the world's pre—eminent superpower en route to meet the world's most powerful religious leader. but forjoe biden, only america's second roman catholic president, this is an audience with his spiritual guide, and clearly someone he admires enormously. you are the most significant warrior for peace i have ever met. and with your permission i'd like to be able to give you a coin. i know my son would want me to give you this to you. the president gave him a coin as a gift, and thenjoked about his irish heritage. i'm the only irish man you've ever met who's never had a drink! and the pope choose the bbc today,
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in particular thought for the day on radio 4, to deliver a firm message to the political elite ahead of next week's crucial cop26 summit. translation: the political- decision-makers who will meet at cop26 in glasgow are urgently summoned to provide effective responses to the present ecological crisis, and in this way to offer concrete hope to future generations. joe biden agrees with the pope about the urgency, but will words be matched by actions? the motorcades will be sweeping through rome this weekend, through glasgow next week. world leaders tasked with saving the planet. so, no big deal then. around the world there have been protests of varying size to chivvy world leaders into action. this was the scene in tel aviv today. in glasgow, outside where the summit will be held next week,
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the demonstrators seemed to be outnumbered by security guards. and in london, greta thunberg was the star attraction. she's buried somewhere in this mob of photographers. and she had this message for president biden. when you are leader of the most powerful country in the world, you have lots of responsibility. and when the us is actually, in fact, expanding fossil fuel infrastructure, that is a clear sign that they are not really treating the climate crisis as an emergency. and this salvo to other nations from the former california governor and terminator star. all of those countries that come and give speeches, "we are not going to go and lose jobs because of going greener" — they're liars. or they are alljust stupid and they don't know how to do it. joe biden, on this trip to europe, wants to show that america is leading the world on tackling climate change. but his 85—vehicle convoy, most of which were flown in from the us, may not be leading by example.
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or, in this holy city, practising what you preach. jon sopel, bbc news, rome. our political editor laura kuenssberg is in rome for us tonight. on fishing, is there any confidence both sides may be able to see eye to eye on this when borisjohnson and emmanuel macron meet on sunday? clive, not at this stage. downing street doesn't want this to plunge into a massive political punch—up, especially not when there is so much else to be talking about, and boris johnson earlier tried to play down the chances of this descending into some very serious stand—off over trade, but at the same time it's not something that they can ignore. the government took its own action today by summoning the french ambassador, being hauled in for a telling off at the foreign office and it all makes for a rather bumpy conversation
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between the president and the prime minister here on sunday. but the main business _ minister here on sunday. but the main business in _ minister here on sunday. but the main business in rome _ minister here on sunday. but the main business in rome for- minister here on sunday. but the main business in rome for the i minister here on sunday. but the l main business in rome for the 620 main business in rome for the g20 leaders will centre on climate before cop26 in glasgow next week. well, that's right, clive and do not underestimate how much political pressure as a result borisjohnson having made this a priority for his government, literally playing host to the world, by the time of the huge big show on the road here moves to scotland at the end of this weekend. there is of course a formidable alliance, whether that's the pope, arnold schwarzenegger, joe biden, borisjohnson or other biden, boris johnson or other western biden, borisjohnson or other western leaders who want to help the brits in their task of pushing the world further and faster on their commitments to help halt changes to the climate, but there is also formidable power on the other side who are not as enthusiastic, who are not as reluctant, whether that's china or india. it's certainly not a slam dunk for downing street. they know that these big climate talks
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coming are vitally important and they are at this stage not at all confident that they are going to be able to pull off what they want to achieve. . . , , , achieve. laura kuenssberg, live in rome, achieve. laura kuenssberg, live in rome. thank— achieve. laura kuenssberg, live in rome, thank you. _ a woman has been found guilty of murder, after stabbing her husband to death following a row over a birthday meal. penelope jackson, who's 66, attacked her husband david with a kitchen knife at their home in somerset in february. mrs jackson claimed he was violent and controlling. but the judge at bristol crown court said he had no doubt that her husband was nothing like the person she'd claimed, and sentenced her to life in prison. here's andrew plant. february this year, and police arrive at a bungalow on the somerset coast. hello, madam. do you want to just step outside for me a minute? can you come outside? yes. thank you. pennyjackson opens the door, filmed on police body cam. inside, her78—year—old husband is dying. the retired lieutenant colonel has called police to say she stabbed him.
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paramedics arrive. as she waited for the police, she told 999 she'd stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife. while she waited, pennyjackson wrote this note entitled confession. she said, "i have taken so much
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abuse over the years," adding, "may he rot in hell." she claimed to have been submitted to abuse throughout their marriage. he admitted a few instances of abuse years earlier. but the judge said it was pennyjackson who'd been the controlling one in their marriage. he said he had no doubt that she'd intended to kill her husband, and he added she'd shown not one shred of remorse for what she'd done throughout this whole trial. there's only been one voice in this trial, and that's of penelope jackson. david jackson hasn't been able to respond to the allegations put david and penny's daughter read a statement in court.
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she said from the moment an officer knocked on her door in february, her world changed forever and she knew she'd lost not only her dad, but her mum, too. penny jackson was sentenced to life in prison. she will serve a minimum of 18 years. buckingham palace says the queen's doctors have advised her to continue to rest for at least the next fortnight. our royal correspondent jonny diamond is here. this is the third such announcement now in ten days. first of all, there was northern ireland, then glasgow, now this fortnight of no official visits, just like desk duties is what the palace calls it. and there will be some who are worried about that. the word i get from the palace is again no real cause for concern. and remember, the queen carried out three virtual engagements in the last three days. she was seen smiling, beaming through a couple of them, she was clearly having a good time. most notable about the palace's statement is that it says it is the queen's firm intention to
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take part in the remembrance sunday in central london on november 1a. that day of remembrance is absolutely critical to the queen, the most important day in her calendar. it is also quite a hard day, she has to stand for quite a long time, it is quite often cold, she is 95. so i think what this is is about a fortnight where she can gather her strength, she has become tired, she can gather her strength and make sure she eats her silent commitment. and make sure she eats her silent commitment-— and make sure she eats her silent commitment. the uk recorded higher levels of covid infection in the week to last friday than at any time last winter. the office for national statistics estimates 1.3 million people would have tested positive for the virus. here's our health editor, hugh pym. boosterjabs like these being delivered in leeds today are seen by ministers as vital in the drive to keep ahead of the virus. they are offered six months after a second dose, but from today, the nhs has been told there can be flexibility on timing. for example, if someone, a doctor, is visiting a care home, and there might be one
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or two residents that are just short of the six—month point, they can use their discretion and make sure everyone is boosted in the same session. daily reported cases may not be rising, but part of the explanation may be fewer school pupils coming forward for tests during half term holidays. the office for national statistics does regular household testing, which picks up the underlying trend. the latest ons survey suggests that last week, 1.3 million people in the uk had the virus, higher than the peak injanuary. in england, one in 50 people had the virus, in wales, it was one in a0. in both scotland and northern ireland, one in 75 people. there were increases in all the uk's nations. so what might the ons data tell us about this week when it's published? i wouldn't be surprised to see a reduction in our data in the next week or so. however, what we saw this time last year was that little
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half—term reduction followed by a significant increase, so i really am not being complacent there. case rates may be higher, but hospital admissions are about a quarter of the level seen injanuary, thanks to protection offered by vaccines. wales has the highest infection rate in the uk, and new measures are being brought in to tackle the virus. covid passes are being extended to cinemas, theatres and concert halls from mid—november, and other venues may yet be included. the first minister said this was necessary to allow a normal christmas, and the pandemic is farfrom over. hugh pym, bbc news. the government's latest coronavirus figures for the uk, show there were nearly 43,500 new infections recorded in the latest 24—hour period. that's nearly 6,000 fewer cases than last friday. it means an average ofjust over 41,000 new cases were reported per day in the last week. the number of people in hospital with covid was close
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to 9,000 as of yesterday. there were 186 deaths, that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive test, which takes the average number of deaths over the past seven days to 152. the total number of people who've died with covid now stands atjust over 140,000. on vaccinations, 86.7% of people aged 12 and over have now received a first dose. and nearly 80% have been double jabbed. and 7.2 million people have received their boosterjab. this includes third doses for those with certain health conditions. having retaken control of afghanistan, the taliban now faces an internal threat from islamic state group fighters, who claim the taliban isn't hard—line enough. although is don't control any territory, the worsening security situation is a concern for world leaders. the taliban insists it has
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the situation under control, and is playing down the threat of is. but in the city of jalalabad, in eastern afghanistan, taliban forces face daily targeted attacks, as secunder kermani reports. a new chapter is beginning in this conflict. we have come to its front line. the taliban now rule the country. but here injalalabad they're facing an almost daily stream of targeted attacks by the local branch of the islamic state group. this, a roadside bombing. the hit and run tactics of the taliban now used against them. it's notjust the taliban who are under attack. abdul rahman mawin was a prominent social activist. his two young sons saw him gunned down earlier this month. translation: when the taliban took
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power we were hopeful that _ all the violence and killing would finally stop, but now we face this new phenomena with the name of is. the taliban's intelligence service has detained dozens of alleged is members. hundreds escaped from prison during the group's takeover. dead bodies with notes labelling them is fighters are dumped by the road every few days, but the taliban won't admit responsibility for the extrajudicial killings. they accuse is of being extremists. is accuse the taliban of not being radical enough. there are almost daily attacks injalalabad, it seems. are you really in control of the situation here? translation: just as we defeated international forces _ on the battlefield with the blessing of allah, we tell the world not to worry about any small group of traitors carrying out attacks here. they will be defeated too.
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is has been launching attacks for years, but they've spread to new parts of the country since the taliban came to power. this, a twin suicide bombing on a shia mosque in the taliban stronghold of kandahar. the group don't control any territory but they have deadly cells, particularly here injalalabad. is is much less powerful than the taliban, but the attacks they're carrying out here are causing real concern, both for afghans exhausted by bloodshed, and internationally. american officials warn is could launch foreign operations in as little as six months' time. this former member says the group has global ambitions but lacks capacity. translation: they issue | threats to the whole world. they want to establish their rule everywhere, but those are just words.
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they are not powerful enough to take over afghanistan. the taliban have increased security around eastern afghanistan. publicly they're playing down the threat from is, but many fear more violence lies ahead. secunder kermani, bbc news, jalalabad. women campaigning for free hormone replacement therapy on the nhs in england, have won a partial victory, to help all women experiencing the menopause. the government is to now only charge for the cost of one prescription of hrt a year. however, in scotland, wales, and northern ireland, the treatment is free. campaigners have been protesting outside parliament today, as our political correspondent helen catt reports. cheering. they are menopausal and they came to parliament square to shout about what that means. among them, some famous faces who have made breaking taboos around the menopause a personal mission. i am trying to help one woman
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at a time but in there, we just saw the start of something where it feels like all women will get help. it wasn't political, it was, like, it was the beginning of a female revolution. i'm postmenopausal so... for many women, the symptoms that come with menopause can be a shock. it affected the way- i was thinking and feeling. yeah, from confidence to mood swings to brain fog. _ adelle now combines running this pub in kent with helping other women through a life stage that she found challenging. i felt like i'd just- completely lost myself. at the time, ijust- didn't know what it was. sorry. no, not at all. it was menopause, and this is why i do what i do, - because ijust didn't- want another woman... ..to look in the mirror and lose themselves like i did. - adelle says hormone replacement therapy helped her. it is free on the nhs in scotland, wales and northern ireland, but has to be paid for in england. adelle's patches cost
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£9.35 a time on the nhs, but other women can face a double charge if their treatment contains two hormones. in house of commons, a labour mp who has been a leading campaigner on menopause pushed for change. there is no avoiding the menopause for half of the population. most women will spend at least a third of their lives either perimenopausal, postmenopausal, or thejoy, menopausal. we must ensure that for those women who need it, they are not denied hrt because of financial restraints. the minister agreed. she said she would look at the charging policy for treatments which contain two hormones. she also said doctors would be able to prescribe a year's worth of hrt for the cost a woman would usually pay for one batch. i can tell the house that we will amend the regulations to reduce the cost and improve access to hrt, so instead of paying for a repeat prescription every month, or every three months, the prescriber can issue a batch of prescriptions for up to 12
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months, with one signature and one prescription charge. so hrt will not be free in england, but it will cost less. another step in what seems to be a growing move to make real changes for women at a crucial stage of their lives. helen catt, bbc news, westminster. to mark the 150th anniversary of the royal albert hall, a new festival has opened tonight, to celebrate the contribution of immigration to british life and culture. a concert by the musician, nitin sawhney, begins a week of events at the hall, showcasing the immigrant experience. nitin has been speaking to our entertainment correspondent colin paterson. nitin sawhney at the royal albert hall rehearsing his new work highlighting the contribution immigrants have made to the uk. it is the opening concert of a festival he has created, which focuses on this topic. the idea was to counteract
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any negative ideas of immigrants and who they are. i really think people who came to this country from the caribbean orfrom africa or india, or pakistan, a lot of them have got very strong, amazing and inspiring journeys that i wanted to reflect in the music. nitin sawhney�*s parents emigrated from india in the 1960s. he was born and grew up in kent. he is worried about what he sees as a tougher stance on immigrants and refugees today. i have seen attitudes change within the concourse of my lifetime. when i was young there was the national front, who actually were very, very anti—immigrant. there was a time during the 2012 olympics where we were really embracing multiculturalism. things have shifted again, i think. there has been a lot of anti—immigrant sentiment. do you understand why people have concerns when they see the daily crossings from calais and there are people losing their own jobs and are struggling? no, i don't see it.
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i get frustrated when i see it. i think it's based on bigotry and prejudice. this woman is an american of south indian heritage has been living in the uk for the past decade. to be able to come and be at a very important english institution that's historical, that is classical, that kind of dichotomy and that interaction is really special. born in right or wrong location... sanjeev bhaskar will be reading one of nitin sawhney�*s poems, the two of them friends since university, and together they developed the sketch show goodness gracious me. bombay is the capital of india so how come every friday night we ended up here? that is what you do. you go out, you get tanked up on lasses and you go for an english. when we started, we didn't see people like us that were in a position
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to have a public platform which you could curate a week like this. we just didn't see those kinda people around. and i think we are very much now part of, you know, the fabric of society, whether people like that or not. and while this is only the start of the journey festival, nitin sawhney helps its impact will continue to travel. colin paterson, bbc news. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are.
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hello, you are watching bbc news, here with the latest headlines. pope francis has called a world that is to take radical decisions at the forthcoming climate change summit which opens in glasgow this weekend. in a special message filled by the bbc called for a meaningful deal to give hope forfuture bbc called for a meaningful deal to give hope for future generations. presidentjoe biden only the second catholic president in us history met the pub at the vatican on friday. he's in rome for the g20 summit before heading to glasgow for cup 26. president biden also met the french president emmanuel macron, mr biden said the us had been clumsy to where it struck a submarine deal with australia in the process of scrapping france �*s of an agreement with the australians. lawmakers in poland approved plan stability portable with belarus. those of the headlines.

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