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this is bbc news — i'm sally bundock — with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. a huge breakthrough at the climate summit — as world leaders promise to end deforestation by 2030 — a pledge welcomed by the united nations. it's absolutely a dream come true. we're so excited, it is just such an accomplishment. it is a game changer and i think people don't realise that without this, without stopping deforestation and the world's forest, we cannot avert catastrophic climate change. president biden apologises for his predecessor donald trump, who pulled the us out of the paris climate accords, saying he wants the us to lead by example. the french president delays
retaliatory measures against the uk over post—brexit fishing rights — as talks continue. why local school board elections in the us have emerged as intense political battlegrounds. and a blow for gamers — fortress night — the chinese version of fortnite — is set to shut down later this month. in one of the first substantial deals to be announced at the climate summit in glasgow, world leaders have agreed to end deforestation by 2030. around 100 countries are signing up to the pledge — among them brazil, canada, russia and indonesia which is the largest
exporter of palm oil, which has led to a dramatic removal of forestry in the country. the commitment will cover 85% of the world's forests. the full details are due to be announced by borisjohnson later. charles mcneill is the senior advisor on forest and climate at the un environment programme, who is in glasgow. he gave us his reaction to the announcement. 100 leaders representing 85% of the world's forests, $12 billion in public funds and another $7 billion in private funds in provisions for empowering indigenous peoples, the public—private, the public sector, the private sector, it's absolutely a dream come true and we are so excited. it's such an accomplishment. it's a game changer and i think what people don't realise that without this, without stopping deforestation and restoring the world's forests, we cannot avert
catastrophic climate change. it's essential and this is a breakthrough. it's out there, it is now a done deal, 100 leaders, 85% of forest, something that is historic and we have not seen this kind of breakthrough in a generation. as i said it isjust so surprising and so delightful, so important. i could not imagine a more positive beginning to the conference and a more auspicious beginning. this is a big piece of the agenda, one quarter of the problem. and a lot of data shows that simply by protecting and restoring forests we can get one third of the way towards meeting paris goals. so it's extremely encouraging. it's like a, i don't know, it's like christmas. all holiday wrapped into one. it could not be more exciting.
0n the first full day of the summit the queen urged world leaders to create a safer, more stable future for the planet. in a video message, she challenged them to rise above the politics of the moment and achieve �*true statesmanship�*. it has sometimes been observed that what leaders do for their people today is government and politics. but what they do for the people of tomorrow, that is statesmanship. ifor one the people of tomorrow, that is statesmanship. i for one hope that this conference will be one of those rare occasions where everyone will have the chance to rise above the politics of the moment and achieve true statesmanship. president biden apologised for his predecessor donald trump who pulled the us out of the paris climate accords and said he wanted the united states to lead by the power of example. he said the time to act is now if we want to preserve our world's future. this is the decade that will
determine the answer. this decade. the science is clear. we only have a brief window left before us to raise our ambitions and to raise to meet the task that's rapidly narrowing. this is the decisive decade. 0n narrowing. this is the decisive decade. on which we have an opportunity to prove ourselves. we can keep the goal of limiting global warming to just 1.5 celsius within our reach if we come together. do go to our website for more climate coverage and reporting from cop26. there's a live page with the latest news as it breaks in glasgow as well as videos, the bbc�*s reality check and interactive features where you can see how climate change is affecting you and how you're affecting the climate. go to bbc.com/news.
and also we will be looking at how the private sector is engaging with this because the private sector is looking to invest billions into looking to make its difference as well. all that to come later. let's get some of the day's other news. ajudge in california has said he would rule against several counties that accused four drugmakers of fuelling the us opioid epidemic saying they failed during a trial tio prove their case. ——to prove their case. thejudge ruled that the companies including johnson and johnson were not liable. it marked the first trial win for any drug companies in the more than 3,000 lawsuits filed by states and local governments. a new york real—estate heir who was sentenced to life in prison last month has been charged with murdering his wife nearly a0 years ago. robert durst has previously denied killing his first wife kathleen in a row at their home. he was jailed for life without parole by a court in los angeles for
murdering herfriend. prosecutors in that trial claimed he killed susan berman because she was about to reveal details about his wife's death. the company behind facebook and instagram has removed more than 1,000 fake accounts in nicaragua which investigators say were part of a government disinformation campaign. meta said those who ran the accounts included staff at the telecomms regulator and the supreme court. president daniel 0rtega is standing for a fourth consecutive term in elections on sunday. the french president, emmanuel macron, has postponed plans to implement sanctions on the uk, in the dispute over post—brexit fishing rights. he said talks would continue tomorrow. earlier, the foreign secretary, liz truss, said the uk wouldn't "roll over", after paris had threatened to block access to its ports for british boats. 0ur political correspondent, damian grammaticas, has more.
storm clouds threatening. it's all quiet for now injersey, calm in the harbour. the island remains locked in dispute with france, and fishermen here are already finding themselves tangled in this argument. for decades, natalie porritt�*s family have exported jersey's catch to france. she was notified that she should stay away from the st malo port. france has now said talks can continue for a short period. we've never seen the industry stop, bar covid. i think we had two or three weeks where we didn't export into european markets, but for 40—plus years we've worked well with our french neighbours. the french side said they'll see how things stand on thursday — ifjersey�*s authorities might give permission for more french boats to fish in its waters. we won't succumb to political threats, or rhetoric or anecdote. it's clear. at least ten days fishing in any one of the last three years show that you have done
that and you're entitled to a license. what's extraordinary is that this is a dispute aboutjust a few dozen fishing licenses and it's threatening the relationship between the uk and france. france says it's entitled to them under the terms of its trade deal with the uk, the uk that those boats can't prove they should have access to british and jersey waters. france's prime minister, jean castex, in a letter to the eu last week, urged action under the trade deal, saying... and he listed "access to ports." at the climate summit, clenched fists from the french president and the prime minister. but this was a friendly greeting. emmanuel macron said he'd made a new proposal to de—escalate things, and he understood
that the uk would bring forward new ideas to push things forward. they have behaved unfairly. the fishing licences were awarded entirely in accordance with the trade deal we negotiated, and we now need them to withdraw those unreasonable threats that they've made. so, the uk says it's glad france has held back and it expects talks to continue later in the week, to try to unravel this dispute. damian grammaticas, bbc news. and in 20 minutes i will be talking to the chief executive of the scottish seafood association about those intense negotiations which do continue today. emergency teams in nigeria have been working through the night in the search for survivors of a lagos apartment block that collapsed while under construction. mechanical diggers are picking through a huge mound of concrete from the collapsed tower. suzanne kianpour reports. a nightmare in the nigerian city of lagos after a 21—floor
luxury residential building, under construction, comes crashing down. indistinct. people were inside. plenty of people inside. a number of people are dead, with a rescue mission for the workers trapped inside ongoing. we tried to remove them. they have been in there up till now. nothing we can do. scenes of chaos and anger at what locals see as a slow response and unanswered questions as to why a building, where the cheapest unit was selling for $1.2 million, could fall apart. we've been working here since last year, but nobody can say what happened.
we are just yelling. everything just collapsing. but they are in the other building. they say there are more than 50 people inside there. and since more than one hour we have been calling 111, they have not answered us since. and people are still inside there. subpar materials, negligence, and skirting construction regulations have made building collapses more common in lagos, and other parts nigeria, africa's populist country. ——most populous. local authorities say it is too early to determine the cause of the tragedy, and have vowed to make the results of a public inquiry into the matter public. suzanne kianpour, bbc news. across the us, local school board races have emerged as an intense political battleground, in a raft of regional elections due
to take place this week. during the campaigns disagreements have broken out over, mask mandates, vaccine requirements, and how american history and diversity is presented in the curriculum. sophie long reports from colorado. in castle rock colorado, school board elections have traditionally been quiet, you could even say dull affairs. but they are becoming more colourful. but they are becoming more colourful-— but they are becoming more colourful. the county is lying to ou colourful. the county is lying to you and — colourful. the county is lying to you and you _ colourful. the county is lying to you and you know - colourful. the county is lying to you and you know it - colourful. the county is lying to you and you know it and i colourful. the county is lying l to you and you know it and you are either complacent or you don't know... are either complacent or you don't know. . ._ don't know... the campaign trail might _ don't know... the campaign trail might look _ don't know... the campaign trail might look civilised - don't know... the campaign trail might look civilised in l trail might look civilised in sleepy suburbia but things are getting scary. sleepy suburbia but things are getting scary-— sleepy suburbia but things are getting scary. they always hide their face! _ getting scary. they always hide their face! it _ getting scary. they always hide their face! it is _ getting scary. they always hide their face! it is a _ getting scary. they always hide their face! it is a school - their face! it is a school board election - their face! it is a school board election in - their face! it is a school board election in the i board election in the entire united _ board election in the entire united states but to us it is everything about our children's education and each side is trying _ education and each side is trying to— education and each side is trying to say, we know what is right _ trying to say, we know what is right and — trying to say, we know what is right and the other side it is notiust_ right and the other side it is notjust wrong, it is evil, everything about them is just going — everything about them is just going to _ everything about them is just going to destroy our children.
yelling~ _ going to destroy our children. yelling. these small pieces of cloth have caused quite a commotion and lead to school board members been attacked, trolled on social media and even stock in public. the people engaged in these elections, the pandemic has really brought home the wide national political divide. this teacher is currently on unpaid leave for refusing to wear a mask in the classroom. people are 'ust mask in the classroom. people are just so _ mask in the classroom. people are just so intense _ mask in the classroom. people are just so intense about - mask in the classroom. people are just so intense about it - are just so intense about it stop it was an insane year. i was willing to get written up for not enforcing the mask. if they want to wear the mask, fine, if they want to take it off because they want to breathe it is not myjob was not there is no—one myjob description that says i am a mask and fossa. —— enforcer. it mask and fossa. -- enforcer. it is mask and fossa. —— enforcer. it is notjust mask mandates that have wiped the smiles of parents�* faces but a change in curriculum and claiming that schools are teaching critical race theory and the idea that racism is embedded in teaching.
watching the academic scores tumble. . ., tumble. our children are failin: tumble. our children are failing academically - tumble. our children are failing academically and | tumble. our children are - failing academically and then you are telling them to be ashamed of who they are all that they are a big. so it is not about micromanaging the classroom, it is about finally electing school boards who understand what the job of schools are. which is to educate kids.— schools are. which is to educate kids. .. , _ educate kids. the teachers say now 'ust educate kids. the teachers say nowjust delivering _ educate kids. the teachers say nowjust delivering the - nowjust delivering the syllabus and a more inclusive way. syllabus and a more inclusive wa . ~ . , syllabus and a more inclusive wa . . ., , , ., syllabus and a more inclusive wa. ., , , ., way. we are 'ust trying to make them aware — way. we are just trying to make them aware from _ way. we are just trying to make them aware from both - them aware from both perspectives and let them make up perspectives and let them make up their mind as to how they feel about that afterwards. and i think that's kind of what teaching history should be about. , ., ., about. the things that are auoin about. the things that are going on _ about. the things that are going on here _ about. the things that are going on here have - about. the things that are going on here have been i about. the things that are - going on here have been making me absolutely crazy.— me absolutely crazy. across the count , me absolutely crazy. across the country. what — me absolutely crazy. across the country, what should _ me absolutely crazy. across the country, what should be - me absolutely crazy. across the country, what should be local, l country, what should be local, non—partisan elections, have become highly charged, sometimes violent, deeply political affairs. a sign of what's to come as we approach the mid—term elections next year. the mid-term elections next ear. �* , , ., ,
year. and these evil people. . .! so - hie year. and these evil people. . .! sophie long. — year. and these evil people. . .! sophie long, bbc— year. and these evil people. . .! sophie long, bbc news. - stay with us on bbc news, still to come: we'll tell you why the chinese version of the popular game fortnite is to shut down later this month. the israeli prime minister, yitzhak rabin, the architect of the middle east peace process, has been assassinated. a 27—year—old jewish man has been arrested and an extremistjewish organisation has claimed responsibility for the killing. at polling booths throughout the country, they voted on a historic day for australia. as the results came in, it was clear — the monarchy would survive. of the american hostages, there was no sign — - they are being held somewhere inside the compound — - and student leaders have threatened that, should i the americans attempt. rescue, they will all die. this mission has surpassed all expectations. voyager one is now the most distant man—made object anywhere in the universe, and itjust seems to
keep on going. tonight, we prove once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: world leaders at the climate summit in glasgow promise to end deforestation by 2030, in a pledge that covers 85% of the world's forests. the french president delays retaliatory measures against the uk over post—brexit fishing rights — as talks continue. the united states supreme court has been hearing arguments about a law in the state of texas that has virtually ended abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. justices heard two challenges to the law, which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy
and allows citizens to sue anyone involved in the process. abortion rights groups have argued that the architects of the texas law wrote it this way to deliberately avoid federal oversight. abortion providers are among those mounting a challenge to the law. marc hearron is a lawyer from the centre for reproductive rights, and is representing abortion providers in texas at the supreme court. here's what he told the bbc a little earlier. well, we're heartened to see that several of the justices seem to really understand our arguments. we wish that this law had blocked two months ago, when the united states filed suit against the state of texas and then came to the supreme court for review, that we wished it would have blocked that law ten days ago. but we are encouraged today, and the supreme court scheduled oral arguments and briefing in a matter of 10 days, extremely fast, which is
the fastest that they have done anything since bush versus gore in terms of actually having briefing arguments. so they clearly are understanding the urgency here. patients on the ground have been denied access to abortion for 62 days now and are having to leave the state of texas if they're going to seek care and travel to other states to try to get appointments. we were heartened by several of the questions that several of the justices were asking today and they seem to recognise that this case is not just about abortion, it's about whether a state in the united states can really nullify a federal constitutional right. we constitutional right. have more details on that story we have more details on that story on our website. time for the latest sports news. hello i'm marc edwards with your tuesday sport briefing. where england's cricketers are on the brink of the semi finals at the t20 world cup, after maintaining their 100% record so far
in the tournament. they beat sri lanka by 26 runs to make it 4 wins out of 4. it was a tense affair that needed an outstanding performance from jos buttler, who smashed a sensational century in sharjah to steer england towards a respectable 163, his 100 coming off the last ball of england's innings. england's bowlers then doing what they needed to do, sri lanka all out for 137. england with one foot in the last four. 0bviously obviously i am delighted to win the game. fourfrom porto is exactly what we want. we want to win every game we play in. the format is tough, there is not a lot of room for error so every game is massive. we had to bat first today and still come through and win a game and obviously we are really happy. meanwhile south africa are preparing to play bangladesh in group 1 in abu dhabi. the proteas sit second in the group behind england. they've recovered from an opening defeat by australia and gone on to beat west indies and sri
lanka. south africa are also unbeaten in six t20 is against their opponents. not good omens for bangladesh, who have already lost all three matches and star all rounder shakib al hasan through injury. to football now and tottenham are in advanced negotiations with former chelsea boss antonio conte about becoming their new manager. the club sacked nuno espirito santo on monday after just four months in charge. conte was due to hold face—to—face talks in london, with an announcement possible as early as tuesday. chairman daniel levy and managing director fabio paratici are moving quickly to secure a new manager for spurs, who lie 8th in the table, afterjust two wins in the last seven league games. well nuno espirito santo's former club wolves have gone above, among others, tottenham hotspur courtesy of their 2—1 win over everton at molineux on monday. they're up to seventh thanks to a fine run of form. 4 wins in 5 for the hosts. 2 goals in a four minute period around the half hour mark, enough to get them over the line. max kilman with the opener
before rauljiminez doubled that lead. alex iwobi with everton's response. it's a third defeat in a row for them but wolves move to within four points of the top four. barcelona have confirmed that sergio aguero has been ruled out of action for three months. the argentine was admitted to hospital after suffering chest pains during barcelona's la liga game against alaves on saturday. the 33—year—old striker was withdrawn before half—time after receiving treatment for several minutes during the match at the camp nou. barcelona are in champions league action against dynamo kiev on tuesday. bad news for game lovers — fortress night, the chinese version of popular game fortnite is to shut down later this month. the owner, epic games hasn't said why they're stopping the online shooter game but said it would come to an end on 15th of november. the game was originally launched in china in 2018 in co—operation with chinese tech giant tencent.
let's go to idaho and speak to damian cartiglia, fortnite player and content creator. welcome to the programme. why do you think epic games has made this move?— do you think epic games has made this move? there are a number of — made this move? there are a number of reasons _ made this move? there are a number of reasons but - made this move? there are a number of reasons but i - made this move? there are a j number of reasons but i think much of it has to do with the fact that the next season will not just fact that the next season will notjust be the next season likely the next chapter and it is probably not going to be published by tencent. with that, without it being published by tencent it will not be allowed under chinese regulations. theyjust put it to rest in china and also, gaming is getting much more strict in china and it is more difficult for epic and tencent to publish dates and things like that. so it is almost pointless for them at this point. 0n pointless for them at this point. on top of the fact that epic is not really making money in china. 50 epic is not really making money in china. , ., in china. so it is not financially _ in china. so it is not financially viable - in china. so it is not. financially viable but, in china. so it is not- financially viable but, remind viewers for those under the age
of 18, i think they are allowed three hours of gaming a week? is that correct? i think it is even more strict now.- is that correct? i think it is even more strict now. and if this game — even more strict now. and if this game is _ even more strict now. and if this game is anything - even more strict now. and if this game is anything like i this game is anything like fortnight, my young boys player, you need more than three hours to really progress and get to the next level and communicate and strategise with your fellow gamers. so does not really work in that environment, would you argue? i would definitely argue. you need to dedicate a lot of time to practise and get good at the mechanics of the game and you cannot do that in three hours of gameplay. but cannot do that in three hours of gameplay— of gameplay. but for the current fortress - of gameplay. but for the current fortress night i of gameplay. but for the i current fortress night fans of gameplay. but for the - current fortress night fans in china and i am sure there are many, this is a huge blow for them. after november 15 they can no longer play. what happens? can they get around it somehow? is there a way? some --eole somehow? is there a way? some people are _ somehow? is there a way? some people are trying _ somehow? is there a way? some people are trying to _ somehow? is there a way? some people are trying to get - somehow? is there a way? some people are trying to get around i people are trying to get around it. i have a friend named joker in the chinese fortnite
community. he is asking epic to take the progress they have made of the chinese server and move it over to the international server. mallala don't think that is going to work for one reason, they cannot exactly just move information from one fight to another like that. it is a little more difficult. another reason is that, i don't think they want to enable, i don't think they want to say, hey, here is your stuff here is all your progress if you want to access it via vpn which is illegal in china. i access it via vpn which is illegal in china.— access it via vpn which is illegal in china. i can't see that growing. _ illegal in china. i can't see that growing. damien, - illegal in china. i can't see that growing. damien, an| that growing. damien, an interesting development and thank you for talking to us. we do appreciated. thank you. got so much more to come here on the programme and of course we will leave with that announcement about deforestation, that will be officially announced during the proceedings in glasgow today but we will get an expert view on what business, the private
sector can do with in that. also, of course, the fishing dispute and we will unpack that as well. see you soon. hello. after a warm and wet october the stormy final weekend has a different flavour to our weather now that we are into november. low pressure is moving away, around and there are still showers but overall it is looking drier. now with a developing northerly breeze coming into the uk and it's chilly now, but it is turning colder still in the next couple of days. here's what's on the agenda for the rest of the week. we've established as low pressure moves away, drier, the air around it turning colder. some sunny spells, yes, a chance of showers mainly coastal areas. 0vernight fog and frost, both of those in some spots as tuesday begins, especially across parts of england where the coldest areas here getting close to freezing at the day begins. showers from the word go in northern scotland, and some of these can be heavy maybe with hail and thunder. and some will push further south across scotland during the day and increasing a chance of catching a shower
in northern ireland across parts of wales for the western side of england. much of central and eastern england will state largely dry. many places will see sunny spells and temperatures across the uk nine to 12 celsius. the wind continuing to ease. and with those light winds overnight and into wednesday that's a recipe for some mist and fog patches, especially across parts of england and wales. and again a recipe for seeing temperatures close to freezing, especially in the countryside for a touch of frost as wednesday starts. so on wednesday, then, again many places going to stay dry. you can see the showers around to begin with and mainly affecting coastal areas. if you running through northern ireland, some into northern scotland. this patch along the north sea coast mayjust push further inland across england during the day with that wind direction. and a colderfeeling day on wednesday with more places topping out in just single figures for the top temperature. as we go from wednesday
to thursday, a high—pressure trying to nudge in from the west and with that wind direction also killing off many of the showers across western parts of the uk. we will continue to see them especially along some north sea coast on thursday. a stronger northerly breeze, more of the wind—chill around on thursday. and there is a change developing in northwest scotland, thicker clouds and some outbreaks of rain starting to move in. a weather system that will bring some rain to parts of scotland, and northern ireland going into saturday and then pushing a little bit further south as the weekend goes on. and that's your latest forecast for the week ahead.
this is bbc news with the latest business headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. the business of deforestation — more than a hundred world leaders will commit to ending the process by 2030 — but how to convince farmers and what part does the private sector play? fishing for a compromise — the french president says he'll postpone retaliatory actions against the uk to let negotiatons continue in the intense fishing dispute. and keeping the lights on — we take you to spain where soaring energy prices are threatening to make a bad economic situation worse.