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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. pope francis calls for radical decisions at next week's climate change summit in a special message filmed for the bbc. translation: this crisis lays in front of us, - radical decisions that are not easy. but each hurdle also represents an opportunity that cannot be wasted. ahead of the summit, the pontiff also held an audience with president biden — only the second catholic president in us history. as the row over post brexit fishing rights escalates, and we visit the afghan city ofjalalabad, ground zero in a deadly battle for supremacy between taliban forces and militants from the islamic state group. as the row over post brexit fishing rights escalates, france says britain's
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credibility is on the line. hello and welcome to bbc news. with last—minute preparations under way, the pope has called on global readers to make medical decisions —— global leaders. in a message recorded by the bbc, pope francis called on all those at the summit to act now to tackle global warming. later, he met the us president, joe biden, who's in rome for a summit of 620 leaders. our north america editor, jon sopel, is travelling with president biden. he sent 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
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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 — in particular, thought for the day on radio 4, to deliver a firm message to the political elite ahead of next week's crucial c0 p26 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.
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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, 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 responsibilities. and when the us is actually, in fact, expanding fossil-
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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 losejobs because of going greener" — they're liars. or they're 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 — or, in this holy city, practising what you preach. jon sopel, bbc news, rome. after reading the pope, president biden went on for talks with his french counterpart, a manual macron. relations between the us and france had been strained by what's known as the aukus deal which brought closer military cooperation between america, australia and the uk while sidelining
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france from a deal to sell submarines to australia. president invited admitted things could've gone a little better. what happened was to lose that an english race. what we did was clumsy. that an english race. it was not done with a lot of grace. i was under the impression certain things that happened, but france is an extremely valuable partner. for a bit more on that, here's john sobel again. i think the french would want to move on, even though they are clear he is. america's relationship with france is the oldest relationship. both formed out of the revolution of 200 plus years
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ago — i think it was a really serious breach and i thinkjoe biden is trying to make it better. it's hard to see what the french have got out of it. if they were looking for some kind of payback for the slight that they felt had been delivered. saudi arabia has cut dramatic ties with lebanon following criticism that the... the saudi foreign minister announced it was recalling its ambassador to lebanon and requested lebanon to follow suit. it also declared a complete ban on imports. that height intentions follows comments made by lebanese midgets from information —— ministerfor information —— minister for information. information —— ministerfor information. he accused the kingdom for aggression and theme them for the blessed ——
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blames them for the death of civilians. french president emmanuel macron has said that britain's "credibility" is on the line in a post brexit row with the uk on fishing rights, during an interview with the financial times. britain denies that it's wrongly withholding licenses. here's our political correspondent alex forsyth. 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
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been unfairly denied. local fishermen, 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 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
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if that's what they're 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 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 l are times for negotiations.
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the next step is i really negotiation. but for now, it's the fishermen that are caught in this diplomatic row. alex forsyth, bbc news, westminster. the uk recorded higher level of covid infections last friday. the national office for statistics estimated 1.3 million people would have tested positive. 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 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
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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 0ns 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. son what might the 0ns data tell us about this week so, what might the 0ns 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 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
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of the level seen in january, 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 far from over. hugh pym, bbc news. polish parliament has given the green light to build a controversial wall along part of its border with belarus. this is in response to what it saysis this is in response to what it says is an unprecedented wave of migrants and refugees in recent months. the european union has accused the belarusian government of facilitating a new migration route into the block in retaliation for eu sanctions against minsk. 0ur correspondentjessica parker has more from brussels. in
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has more from brussels. in terms of — has more from brussels. in terms of the details surrounding what this wall will look like, how much it will cost and what it will do, i could tell you some more. it'll cost around $400 million, sorry, five and a half metres high. equipped with motions sensors and cover 400 km borders. the plan is to try and get it up by the middle of next year. why is this wall being built? well, there have been concerns about the number of migrant crossings from belarus. the regime in belarus has been accused of basically weaponize thing migrants in retaliation for eu sanctions against the regime —— weaponising a number of migrants have actually died, so this in the polish government's view is the way to
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deal with that migratory pressure and try and stop the situation. but critics of the plan say it will not be effective, that walls should not be built on borders. in terms of the european union's position on this, i haven't seen any official reaction tonight come up but all ursula von der leyen said there would be no eu funding for barbed wire or walls. poland would have to pay for this itself. but the polish government seems very determined to press on with building this wall, although it is controversial in some quarters.— although it is controversial in some quarters. jessica parker re ”ortin some quarters. jessica parker reporting from _ some quarters. jessica parker reporting from brussels. - some quarters. jessica parker reporting from brussels. stay| reporting from brussels. stay with us on bbc news. thousands of fans gather to mourn the death of indian star puneeth rajkumar. he 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,
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"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.
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this is bbc news and these are our latest headlines. post francis calls for radical decisions at next week's climate change summit. as the row over post brexit fixturing rights x late, france asked the eu to look at tariffs rights x late, france asked the eu to look at tariffs on british waters. us officials are warning that a branch of the islamic state group in afghanistan could be in a position to launch attacks abroad in as little as six months�* time. the taliban insist it won�*t allow that to happen. the two groups are fierce rivals, but is is far smaller. a bloody content it is escalating. suck a new chapter is beginning in this conflict. we have come to its front line. the taliban now rule
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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 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
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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. 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
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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, i but those are just words. 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.
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one of southern india�*s prominent actors puneeth rajkumar has died at the age of 46. thousands of fans gathered where he died. shops in the city have closed due to fears that the gatherings could turn violent. puneeth rajkumar was described as the superstar out of his film industry. i�*ve been speaking to film critic us auntie about his legacy. i speaking to film critic us auntie about his legacy. i met his brother— auntie about his legacy. i met his brother who _ auntie about his legacy. i met his brother who himself - auntie about his legacy. i met his brother who himself is - auntie about his legacy. i met his brother who himself is a i his brother who himself is a star in his own right. i think everyone is in a state of shock because just yesterday, he was performing on stage with his brother and with a very prominent star on stage, and to hear this news, just has taken everyone by total shock. he was just 46 years old. so much promise, so much talent. 29
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films, all with lots of films being made still, and this has happened. it�*s totally a shock and thousands have been mourning his death. it�*s been really sad. i�*ve been watching a lot of the footage coming in. thousands are paying tribute to him. ~ , ., , him. we did see in those pictures _ him. we did see in those pictures just _ him. we did see in those picturesjust now, - him. we did see in those pictures just now, those | him. we did see in those - picturesjust now, those fans pictures just now, those fans are thronging the hospital and outside his home. tell us a little bit about the influence that he had with his hands. 50. that he had with his hands. so, he has been — that he had with his hands. so, he has been on _ that he had with his hands. so, he has been on their screen from the time he was a child. they have seen him growing up. he acted with his father. he saying, he acted and this was a little boy who has been played lots of roles with his father. doctor puneeth rajkumar was one of the most beloved actors of
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his time —— doctor rajkumar. this is why the fans are all reacting like this. there�*s had to be a ban on liquorfor two nights. this is a guy who not just acted on screen, but as he grew up, he became fluor answer best and donated his —— philanthropist. i�*m feeling slightly tearful. just thinking about what has happened and how he has been snatched away, very similar to what narendra modi has said. it�*s a rule twist of fate. he was on stage just a few hours ago, and now he�*s no more. few hours ago, and now he's no more. . . ., ., , more. film critic of chantilly on the latest. _ more. film critic of chantilly on the latest. a _ more. film critic of chantilly on the latest. a week- more. film critic of chantilly on the latest. a week of - more. film critic of chantilly i on the latest. a week of events to celebrate the contribution that immigration has made to british culture and life has
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begun. it marks the 150th anniversary of london�*s royal albert hall. showcasing the immigrant experience and it dealt... his new work highlighting the contribution immigrants have made to the uk. the idea was to counteract any negative ideas of influence and who they are. i really think people who came to this country from the caribbean or from 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, and he is worried about what he sees as a tougher stance on immigrants
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and refugees today. i�*ve seen attitudes change within the course 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, ithink. there�*s 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 ownjobs and are struggling? no, i don�*t see it. i get frustrated when i see it. i think it�*s based on bigotry and prejudice. this woman is an american of indian heritage has been living in the uk for the past decade. being a female indian violinist. 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
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one of nitin sawhney�*s poems, and they developed these gadgets goodness gracious me. mumbai is the capital of india so how come every friday night we ended up here? that�*s what you do. you go out, you get tanked up when you go for an english. when we started we didn't, i see people like us that were in a position to have a public platform which you - could curate. we just didn't see those kinda people around. i 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. —— hopes. cheering just good to see events happening again. that�*s all from me. rememberyou happening again. that�*s all from me. remember you can stay
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up—to—date with all of our stories on our website. bbc .com/ news. goodbye for now. skies have cleared across some parts of the country and it�*s even dry out, but in other areas, it�*s rain again. the next weather front is currently moving into western parts of the uk, and the whole weekend will be very changeable. here�*s the satellite picture, and you can see lots of weather systems circling around the north atlantic, some of them moving in. this is the one that�*s over western parts of the uk right now. if it�*s raining where you are, it�*s as a result of this weather front, are, it�*s as a result of this weatherfront, and are, it�*s as a result of this weather front, and you are, it�*s as a result of this weatherfront, and you can are, it�*s as a result of this weather front, and you can see it here for the early hours of the morning. the rain will be heaviest around southwest scotland, wales and the southwest of england. some areas could be 20, 30, maybe 40 mm of rain. at the same time at
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seven a.m., it�*s dry in newcastle, lb and just about in london as well. watch the weather front moving into central part of the uk, and then pushes eastwards by late morning. the bulk of that rain is out in the north sea. it will be completely dry and there will be showers around, but certainly a lot more sunshine around the second half of the day. 15 in london, around 11 in belfast and glasgow. saturday night, a wing of opportunity for dry weather before the next area of low pressure sweeps in. worthy of a mention, it�*s the fact that the clocks go back early hours of sunday. here we go, sunday�*s weather map. here�*s the low pressure. a lot of isobars, which means there will be quite a strong wind. gale force winds, in fact.
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a strong wind. gale force winds, infact. here�*s a strong wind. gale force winds, in fact. here�*s that band of rain in the morning. by the time we get to lunch time, the time we get to lunch time, the bulk of that rain is out in the bulk of that rain is out in the north sea. it dries out, some areas around the irish sea, we will have showers. now the good news is for some of the good news is for some of the trick—or—treaters, the skies will be clear enough and i think there�*ll be some dry weather around as well. but not completely dry, always a showers about. the forecast shows the weather will be changeable for the first half of the week, but towards the end, things should settle down. bye—bye.
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the headlines... pope francis has urged world leaders at next week�*s climate summit in glasgow to take radical decisions offering concrete hope to future generations. in a message recorded for the bbc the pope said that with climate change and the pandemic people felt increasingly powerless, frail and fearful. the french president has said that britain�*s reputation is at stake in a row over post brexit fishing rights. emmanuel macron told the financial times that if you spend years negotiating a treaty then do the opposite of what was decided it is not a big sign of credibility. the polish parliament given a green light to build a controversial wall along its border with belarus. they say there is an unprecedented wave of migrants and refugees in recent months. it is planned to cover more than 100 km in territory. now on bbc�*s
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