welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm mariko oi. the headlines. president biden urges democrats to press ahead with his agenda after the party suffers a shock defeat in the state of virginia. people want to get things done. that one is to get things done. and that's why i'm to push very hard for the democratic party to move along and pass my infrastructure bill and my build back better bill. global financial institutions — controlling trillions of dollars of assets — sign up to help meet climate goals. jeering. accusations of corruption,
as british mps back a review of misconduct procedures and put the suspension of a colleague on hold. australian police release footage of the moment a girl was rescued from a house — more than two weeks after vanishing from a campsite. it's 7am in singapore and 7pm in washington where president biden has admitted people are "upset and uncertain about a lot of things". it follows a surprise defeat for his democratic party in the race for governor of virginia. in another strongly democratic state — newjersey — the sitting governor only
narrowly won re—election. the shock results have boosted republican hopes of winning back control of congress in the mid term elections next year. key parts of mr biden�*s agenda are being held up by lawmakers, and the president says he's determined to push them through. no governor in virginia has ever won, whether he or she is the same party as a sitting president. what i do know is that i do know that people want us to get things done. they want us to get things done. they want us to get things done. they want us to get things done. and that's why i'm continuing to push very hard for the democratic party to move along and pass my every church bill and my build back better bill. 7 infrastructure bill. let's bring in political commentator and democratic strategist ameshia cross in chicago. we just had news that the democrats won
in newjersey — but in virginia, a major miscalculation. whose votes did the democrats lose7 it appears that the democrats lost several different demographics of both, the diverse voter turnout was not what it was in 2020 which is not necessarily surprising, this is an off election year. large numbers of voters always come out in presidential terms more than they do in election years where a president is not at the top of the ticket. the bigger issue was that the suburban white voter that flipped against donald trump voted heavily for youngkin in 2021. the appeals to white suburban women around attic education and the lies about critical race theory, weapon icing race and talking in terms of culture wars and really trying to elevate and escalate the issues around covid
and escalate the issues around covid and the many stressors that particular demographics felt having their kids at home and trying to balance that and jobs at the same time. kitchen table issues like the rising inflation of what that cost means of the gas pump, what that means of the gas pump, what that means in grocery stores. those types of conversations were not necessarily had as elevated by democrats in the same way that it was by youngkin on the conservative side. 0ne was by youngkin on the conservative side. one of the bigger issues that democrats had was nationalising a race that was hyper local. they were fighting against the ghost of donald trump who was nowhere to be found on the ballot it is not even on twitter these days. i think that it really hurt them. these days. i think that it really hurt them-— these days. i think that it really hurtthem. ,, ., , ., , , hurt them. should the democrats be worried about _ hurt them. should the democrats be worried about the _ hurt them. should the democrats be worried about the midterms? - hurt them. should the democrats be worried about the midterms? they l worried about the midterms? they should have _ worried about the midterms? they should have the _ worried about the midterms? tie: should have the right but worried about the midterms? tie1: should have the right but not worried about the midterms? ti3:1 should have the right but not as much because of what happened in virginia yesterday. i think that because historically speaking when you have one party that holds the presidency, the house and the senate when the midterms comes around the pendulum typically always swings to the next party, that's something
that's been happening in american politics for a long time. when it comes to the midterms there has got to be a real push from democrats to get out that diverse voter based, the voter base that came out in 2020. it's going to be a hard thing to do because you also have to remember that the winds were in the sales of the democrats because donald trump was an extremely unpopular president, but in addition to that we had the backdrop of the george floyd protest that got activists very vigilant and very activated and motivated to bring people out to vote. we now know that the george floyd justice and policing act did not pass. voting rights bills have been passed across the country by republicans who want to keep minority voters away from the ballot, we know that we still have not seen and for such a bill make it across and signed into law. we still have not seen the more robust social infrastructure bill, the build back better package and signed into law. a lot of things
that budget went across country talking about specific to minority voters that they do not feel like they have seen from this administration yet. and we think that unless the ball gets rolling on those things it could be really hard for democrats in the midterms. thank ou so for democrats in the midterms. thank you so much — for democrats in the midterms. thank you so much for— for democrats in the midterms. thank you so much forjoining _ for democrats in the midterms. thank you so much forjoining us _ for democrats in the midterms. thank you so much forjoining us on - for democrats in the midterms. thank you so much forjoining us on the - you so much forjoining us on the programme. for more on the significance of these elections and what it means for president biden and the democratic party just go to our website where you can find a piece by anthony zurcher on the key takeaways for both sides of politics. that's all on the bbc website. after the commitments made by world leaders, its been the turn of banks and investors to make their pledges towards fighting climate change. at the cop summit, 130 trillion dollars has been set aside to finance the measures. the uk government has given major british companies until 2023 to publish their carbon emissions plans. here's our economics
editor, faisal islam. extinction... rebellion! outside the climate summit on glasgow's streets, some protesters distinctly unimpressed with the role of banks at the cop talks. inside, the world's finance ministers are promising to change the entire system in response to a ticking environmental clock. alarm clock rings. good morning, and welcome to cop26 finance day... the main result — the world's banks, pension funds and insurers promising to invest and lend in a way consistent with net—zero by 2050. that's £95 trillion of funds, or two fifths of the whole of global finance. so bankers and traders in suits are today's equivalents of the famous eco—warriors of three decades ago, says the summit�*s president. you, my friends, are the new swampys, so be proud. can it really be the case that the bankers and financiers
can save the world from climate change? that's the hope underlying these incredible numbers, that the lending decisions to businesses large and small will transform entire sectors, from energy to transport, from food to retail. and for politicians, this is a lot more palatable than telling consumers, voters, that their behaviour has to change. one british bank chief from the institution that funded north sea oil and gas told the bbc that tough conversations in these sectors where carbon emissions were difficult to limit were already happening. we're very clear that we are ending funding of harmful activity, and we will only work with people with a credible transition plan aligned with paris. the announcements made this morning will discourage finance going to new coal mines or oilfields, for example, but they won't absolutely prevent such flows. rich nations have also delayed long—promised funds for poorer countries to help with climate change.
the international energy agency has come out and said that to get to 1.5, we need to cease all new fossil—fuel financing. these commitments today don't add up to that, so we need to see further ambition on moving our investments away from brown into green. why are you giving tax breaks to fossil—fuel companies? green campaigners were crying foul directly to the chancellor on the site of the negotiations. he acclaimed the uk at the centre of a tidal wave of global green banking — the hope that the carrot of cheap finance, rather than the stick of tough regulations, is the answer for the world. faisal islam, bbc news. let's take a look at some of the stories in the headlines in the uk. a british fishing trawler impounded by french authorities over post—brexit fishing rules has left the french port of le havre after a french court ruling. the ship was seized last week, with french authorities saying it had been caught fishing for scallops in french territorial waters without a proper licence.
england's deputy chief medical officer has warned there are likely to be "hard months to come" in the fight against coronavirus. he told bbc news that infection rates in the uk are still "very high" — and much will depend on people's behaviour in the coming weeks. a usjudge in the prince andrew sexual assault civil case has said he is aiming to hold the trial in late 2022. the duke of york has consistently denied the allegations against him and last week his lawyers argued the lawsuit should be dismissed. south african novelist damon galgut has won the 2021 booker prize, with his book the promise. chosen from a shortlist of six books, the promise follows the decline of one south african family over four decades, from the apartheid era to the present day. it's the first time
he has won the prize. still to come a bit later in the programme: a racism row at one of england's top cricket clubs. but first... british mps have voted to rewrite the systems and standards that govern their own conduct in a bitter row about the actions of the conservative party's 0wen paterson. a cross—party watchdog said he should be banned for 30 days for repeatedly breaking lobbying rules. but the government ordered tory mps to support an amendment calling for that punishment to be reconsidered as part of a new disciplinary process. iain watson reports. the ayes to the right, 250. the noes to the left, 232. shame, shame! what divided mps today were proposed changes to the way
they police themselves. the government narrowly won a vote which could give those accused of breaking parliamentary rules a new right of appeal. earlier in the commons, labour opposed the move and said that, politically, the matter was far from closed. this isn't about playing politics in this place — this is about playing by the rules. hear, hear! as we can see, it's one rule for everybody else and one rule for the conservatives. when they break the rules, mr speaker, theyjust remake the rules. but borisjohnson said he just wanted mps to have the same rights as any other professionals accused of wrongdoing. may i respectfully say to her that i believe that she needs to... instead of playing politics on this issue, which is what they are doing, i think that she needs to consider the procedures of this house in a spirit of fairness. so what triggered this row?
well, labour say the changes are being introduced to help this former cabinet minister — 0wen paterson. he was facing a 30—day suspension from the commons after an investigation by the parliamentary standards watchdog found that he'd broken rules on lobbying. this has now been put on hold while changes to the system are being drawn up. 0wen paterson says the stress of a two—year investigation contributed to his wife taking her own life and that a new system will allow his case to be reconsidered. ijust really hope that i am the last one, no—one ever has to go through what i've gone through before, and we can have a much swifter system, a much more just system, and we can move on, and i have a chance to clear my name. but labour says the government is showing favouritism towards one of its former ministers. and tonight, privately, some conservatives are concerned that political ammunition has been handed to their opponents. wider concerns were expressed at westminster today too —
that if mps are seen to be rewriting their own rules, then public confidence in parliament could be further eroded. if the public believe that we are marking our own homework, our reputation, individually and collectively, will be tarnished. and independence is essential to protect us. reform can only work if it's across the house, and by bringing her amendment today, it looks like we're moving the goalposts. some mps tonight predicted the government will take a political hit for appearing to water down measures on parliamentary standards, but ministers believe the changes are necessary if mps are to get afair hearing. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme... a first for china — as an elite tennis player accuses a retired communist party official of sexual assault. we hearfrom the bbc�*s china media analyst.
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 are threatened, that should 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 proved 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 newsday on the bbc. i'm mariko 0i in singapore. 0ur headlines. president biden has urged democrats to press ahead with his agenda, after the party suffers a shock defeat in the state of virginia. global financial institutions — controlling trillions of dollars of assets — have signed up to help meet climate goals, with the uk aiming to become the world's first net—zero financial center. australian police have released pictures of the moment a four—year—old girl — was found alive and well — more than two weeks after she went missing. cleo smith disappeared from a tent she was sleeping in with her family, on a remote campsite in western australia. police found her, locked in a house in her home town.
a 36—year—old man, is in custody, and being questioned by detectives. 0ur sydney correspondent shaima khalil reports. hiya, my name's cameron — how are you? are you doing 0k7 we're going to take you to see your mummy and daddy, 0k7 this is the moment cleo smith was rescued, found in one of the rooms in a locked house, not far from her family home in the western australian town of carnarvon. alive and well — the news her parents have waited more than two weeks for, and feared they wouldn't hear. one of the officers described the moment they found her as one of shock and elation. i wanted to be absolutely sure it was her, so i said, "what's your name? " and she didn't answer, and i said, "what's your name?" she didn't answer again, so i asked her a third time, and then she looked at me and she said, "my name's cleo." the four—year—old vanished from her family's tent while camping
on the western australian coast. it sparked one of the biggest police operations in the area, with extensive air, land, and sea searches. a million—dollar reward was offered for information on her whereabouts. cleo's disappearance gripped australia. from day one, this story captured the nation's heart. now that she's been rescued, so many people took to social media to express theirjoy and relief — including, of course, cleo's mother, ellie smith. she said, "0urfamily is whole again." australia's prime minister scott morrison said this was wonderful, relieving news. this is every parent's worst nightmare, and the fact that that nightmare has come to an end and our worst fears were not realised isjust a huge relief, and a moment for greatjoy. a 36—year—old man is in custody and
is being questioned by detectives. more details have yet to emerge about how little cleo disappeared and the events that led to her rescue. but, for now, a family's ordeal is over, and a country's prayers have been answered. shaimaa khalil, bbc news, sydney. a top—ranked chinese tennis player has accused a retired communist party official of sexual assault — the first time an allegation of this kind has been levelled against the very top of china's leadership structure. pung shwai once dominated the tennis doubles world , winning wimbledon and the french open. she was also in an extramartial relationship with this man, jung gao—li, he was at the very top of china's ruling communist party. but in this lengthy post on the chinese social media site weibo, pung shwai says he forced her into unconsensual six at his home.
weibo, pung shwai says he forced her into unconsensual sex at his home. the post was immediately taken down. here's our china media analyst kerry allen. there was a post yesterday that was made on her weibo account, it was a long post and in this post she claimed that the former brace for your come every senior figure under president xijinping had your come every senior figure under president xi jinping had forced her into having relations. she said in this post she has no evidence to back up these claims, but this post now has seemingly been taken down or censored because it no longer exists. but there is evidence on weibo that this post wrapped up 100,000 views and thousands of comments. and there's evidence of very tight attempt to stop people from other circulating this news or talking about it. she almost kind of, i don't want to speculate on the post, but she does say that her
memory of it is confused and that she does not... a lot of people have perceived that she doesn't have a lot of hope of taking this any further but nevertheless it's opened up further but nevertheless it's opened up a discussion in china where the movement and allegations of sexual assault are often either suppressed or do not have legal success. it's been a big talking point and you can see that if you tried to search for her account you cannot exit it that actually make access it, but results come up saying that this user cannot be found. you cannot see ordinary social media comments about her, only see those bite verifying government media. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines. ethiopia's prime minister, abee ahmed, has pledged to bury what he called �*the enemy�* with the "blood and bones of his forces".
his address marked the first anniversary of the war in tigray. facebook has removed a post from mr abiy calling on civilians to take up arms against the tigrayans. children aged five to 11 in the us have started receiving their first coronavirus vaccines. the firstjabs were given after the centers for disease control gave its final approval on tuesday night to the pfizerjab for younger children. about 28 million american children are now eligible. but polling suggests only about one third of parents are eager to get them vaccinated right away. the american music star, britney spears has blamed her mother for the conservatorship that was imposed on her thirteen years ago. in a now deleted instagram post, ms spears said her mother had given herfather the idea, adding that he wasn't smart enough to think of it himself.
one of england's top cricket clubs, yorkshire, is at the centre of a bitter race controversy. a former player azeem rafiq, received an apology after an independent report found he had been the victim of racist harassment and bullying. but no action has been taken against staff or players sparking widespread anger — and now sponsors have withdrawn their support. here's our sports editor dan roan. it's the most successful club in the history of county cricket, but yorkshire is now engulfed in a racism scandal centred on former player azeem rafiq. an independent panel found the spin bowler had been the victim of racial harassment and bullying while at the club. yorkshire apologised, but took no action against any member of staff, and political pressure has been intensifying. what we've read is deeply shocking and one of the most disturbing events in modern cricket history, in my view. i can think of very few reasons why the board of yorkshire cricket club
should remain in place. after a leak of the investigation�*s findings, it emerged that a current yorkshire player repeatedly used a racially offensive term towards rafiq about his pakistani heritage, but the panel regarded it as friendly banter, sparking an outcry. tonight, after mounting speculation, former england star gary ballance revealed he was the player concerned. in a statement the yorkshire batsman said... earlier, on a dramatic day, a host of yorkshire's sponsors ended their partnerships with the club, as the fall out continued.
emerald publishing, which has the naming rights to headingley, yorkshire tea, local brewer tetleys and leisure club operator david lloyd all turning their back on the beleaguered county. it's over a year since rafiq alleged institutional racism. playing professional cricket for yorkshire should be the best time of your life. unfortunately for me, it wasn't. now, with the ecb launching their own investigation, the crisis threatens to undermine the wider game's efforts to tackle discrimination in the sport. and before we go — diwali, the five—day festival of lights is currently being celebrated by millions of hindus, sikhs and jains across the world. thursday is the main day of celebrations. you won't have to look far to see houses, shops and public places decorated with small oil lamps called diyas. people are also enjoying fireworks and sweets too. each religion marks different historical events and stories,
hello. a chillier feel to the weather this thursday. yesterday we saw some decent sunshine early on in the day, and the cloud built up. today it's likely to be a similar scenario. but where we do have the sunshine, it will still feel cooler because of the wind, and because we've pulled in colder airfrom the north through the course of the night. a frost to start the day, all the way down from scotland into the welsh marshes. milder initially across eastern england, but here, a chance of some showers through the day, some coming in down the north sea coast, as well, and nagging northerly wind here. again, showers for pembrokeshire and cornwall. for the majority, though, it's shaping up to be a fine day with some sunny spells, temperatures at best 9—10
celsius and feeling cooler because of the breeze. but you'll notice through thursday evening and overnight more cloud coming into the north of the uk, it will bring a bit of rain, as well. this is a chilly warm front — the clue is of course in the name. it's ushering in warmer air behind it so by the end of thursday night, friday morning, it's actually much milder across scotland and northern ireland. and that milder air will then continue to tip its way south across the uk through friday around this big area of high pressure. so high pressure keeps things fine, it should also means the winds become lighter and, with the milder air moving in, it will just feel a little bit warmer on friday. a lot of fine weather, perhaps the sunshine not quite as widespread, but the temperatures lift up by 1—2 degrees. and it will remain fine into the evening if you have plans for bonfire night. aside from, i think some rain for northern and western scotland. and for the weekend, we are looking at milder air taking over from the atlantic. perhaps not especially mild, but certainly warmer than the air
will be sitting in for thursday. saturday, very windy across the uk, some rain for northern ireland and scotland to start the day. a bit brighter come the afternoon with some showers but temperatures, we're looking at 13—14 celsius with sunshine to the south. sunday, lighter winds. we're still in a relatively milder air. picking up a little bit of a northwesterly, though, across scotland, it could feel perhaps a shade cooler here, but i think the offset will be that it will be a drier and brighter day than saturday.
president biden has urged democrats to press ahead with his agenda after the party suffered a shock defeat in the state of virginia. republican glenn youngkin — a wealthy financier — has been elected governor. plans have been unveiled to "rewire" the global financial sector, to help meet climate goals. a50 firms and financial institutions — controlling 130 trillion dollars in assets — have pledged to stop investing in fossil fuels. british mps have backed an overhaul of house of commons misconduct procedures, voting against the immediate suspension of a former minister — for breaking lobbying rules. the move has prompted allegations of sleaze. police in australia have released footage of the moment a four—year—old girl — cleo smith — was found alive and well, more than two weeks after disappearing from a campsite. a 36—year—old man is being questioned.