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welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore. i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines: after 600 days the united states finally reopens its borders too much of the world's population. borders too much of the world's inundation-— population. airlines are hoping for many more _ population. airlines are hoping for many more scenes - population. airlines are hoping for many more scenes like - population. airlines are hoping for many more scenes like this in the coming weeks. it is a major milestone for separated families and a life science for the tourism industry ahead of the tourism industry ahead of the winter holidays is an. barack obama urges young people of the world to stay angry over climate as he speaks at the un summit in glasgow. the us
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rapper travis scott is facing multiple lawsuits after at least eight people were killed and hundreds injured in a crash at his texas festival astro world. sold, sold, sold! and the dress worn by amy winehouse during herfinal stage performance during her final stage performance sells during herfinal stage performance sells for 16 times its original estimate at an auction in los angeles. the prices we are getting for amy winehouse are prices we have gotten for people like marilyn munro so she is just a global icon as marilyn munro was. live from our studio in singapore, this is bbc news. it's newsday. hello and welcome to the
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programme. after 600 days the united states has finally reopened its borders too much of the world's population as long as they are fully vaccinated. there have been emotional reunions for families and friends have separated since the start of pandemic. from new york, our correspondent. cheering that first embrace, that flood of relief. none of them could have predicted they'd spend such a long time apart. the international arrivals floor of new york's kennedy airport sprang to life with heart wrenching transatlantic reunions as passengers deplaned the first flights from london heathrow. and ran into the arms of loved ones. it's the best thing ever in the whole world. it's been so emotional and it has for millions of families all over the world but this is the best thing that's ever happened to me. sisters gill and louise haven't seen each other in two years. thank you so much. what are you guys going to do now? just keep hugging each other! not being able
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to touch my sister and them not hugging my children has been the hardest part of it all. so many like the matthews have missed out on precious moments they can never get back. so they've missed the birth of my son, so his three and a half months now, so finally they get to him. and they haven't seen him since he was crawling and now he is a fully walking toddler with opinions and so it's going to be really fun for them to spend all this time with him. airlines are hoping for many more scenes like this in the coming weeks. it's a major milestone for separated families and it's a lifeline to the tourism industry right ahead of the winter holiday season. there is a much more, i think, pragmatic framework in place which is becoming more universal to allow travel to exist alongside the pandemic. the ban was symbolically lifted with a dual take—off between virgin atlantic and british airways. even with a watchful eye on covid case rises in europe, they're optimistic they can avoid any more turbulent family separations. nada tawfik,
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bbc news, new york. in other headlines the former us president barack obama says that the world has to step up now to tackle climate change before it is too late. speaking at the summit in glasgow he said wealthy countries need to work with island nations and added that young people have a right to be frustrated. david sugarman reports. deeper floods. biggerfires. higher temperatures. climate change is being felt around the world, so the talks in glasgow are not just about the future, they're about coping with a hotter and more hostile planet right now. pushing for an urgent response is the former us president barack obama. getting a rock star reception here and saying it's not too late. our planet has been
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wounded by our actions. those wounds won't be healed today or tomorrow or the next. but they can be healed. and addressing young activists, he appealed to them to keep up the pressure for change. the most important energy in this movement is coming from young people. applause. they have more at stake in this fight than anybody else. you are right to be frustrated. folks of my generation have not done enough to deal with a potentially cataclysmic problem that you now stand to inherit. many young people have suffered cataclysm already. a typhoon in the philippines eight years ago claimed 6000 lives, and one survivor, the daughter of a fisherman, fears more
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violent weather to come. i have seen death myself, i've seen my family struggle. i still have so many dreams in this lifetime. i'm just 2a years old. i still want to have my family. i still want to have children. but i don't even know if they will have good future ahead of them. and with emotions running so high, activists here say even mr obama has broken a promise, to get climate aid to the poorest countries. we don't want to talk to him, what we need is action. he already knows what we want, he already knows what the people want and that is the us$100 billion pledge that he pledged in 2009 in copenhagen. more and more people are enduring the kind of extremes that scientists have long warned about as the planet heats up. so this is a chance to prevent a bad situation from getting worse. david shukman, bbc news.
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lets have a look now at some of the other stories. boris johnson has been accused of running scared from a debate in parliament about the regulations that govern mps. government attempts to change the system and set aside a critical ruling against the former conservative mp caused outrage among opposition members and many tory mps. a court in singapore has put on hold the imminent execution of immolation drug smuggler who campaigners say has limited mental capacity. the man was scheduled to be hanged on wednesday for attempting to break a small amount of heroin into singapore 12 years ago. poland has deployed extra troops along its eastern frontier with belarus and will close a major border crossing as it attempts to stop thousands of migrants trying to enter the country. warsaw says that belarus is trying to provoke a major confrontation by encouraging people to force their way across and belarus
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denies that. in other headlines, travis scott is facing multiple lawsuits after at least eight people were killed and hundreds injured in a crash at his texas festival astro world. one injured concert—goers has accused scott and drake of inciting the crowd and is seeking $1 million, around £750,000, in damages. scott says he is working to help the families of the victims and the youngest of whom was just 1a. tony busby is representing a number of concert—goers and he told me how families of those with allied are coping. today i met with and arranged _ coping. today i met with and arranged for _ coping. today i met with and arranged for my _ coping. today i met with and arranged for my clients, - coping. today i met with and arranged for my clients, the | arranged for my clients, the acosta family, to go to the funeral home and view their son's body. their son, axel acosta was crushed by the
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crowd, crushed so badly that he went into cardiac arrest, fell and then was trampled so, obviously they are not feeling very well at all. the other clients include an individual who suffered a compound fracture and just released from hospital today who will not walk for many many months and various other types of injuries. this was an incident that should never have happened, it was foreseeable and we hope that we can do some things here in the united states and perhaps across the world in regard to how concerts are held, how they are planned and organised so it never happens again.— and organised so it never happens again. tony, 'ust to sa i happens again. tony, 'ust to say i am i happens again. tony, 'ust to say i am so i happens again. tony, 'ust to say i am so sorry h happens again. tony, 'ust to say i am so sorry for_ happens again. tony, just to say i am so sorry for the - say i am so sorry for the experiences that your clients have gone through and what is an unimaginable tragedy for people involved in this. can you talk us through, in just the experiences that some of
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them might have had when they were in that crowd, caught up in the crush?— in the crush? first off the planning _ in the crush? first off the planning was _ in the crush? first off the planning was just - in the crush? first off the | planning was just terrible. even when the gates were opened in the afternoon at about two o'clock in the afternoon before the concert that night the participants in the concert—goers just crushed the gates, crushed the barriers and just went through. many people were un— ticketed, many people were un— ticketed, many people were not supposed to be there. even before travis scott, this rapper, before he went on, the police chief from the houston police chief from the houston police department had a meeting and indicated that the police there were concerned about security, concerned about mr scott inciting the crowd and the crowd was incredibly unruly, it was nine o'clock at night and those people near the front began to feel the crowd pushed forward and there was nowhere for them to go. they
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could not go right, they could not go left and there was no way to go forward and they were slowly squeezed to death and even after people were being carried away, mr scott continued to sing and continue to go through his set. even after individuals washed onto the stage and pleaded with the individuals running the concert to stop the concert, to help people get out because, in some cases, people were piled up eight or ten d and it was horrific. many have said it was like being in hell.— like being in hell. tony, i understand _ like being in hell. tony, i understand that - like being in hell. tony, i understand that we - like being in hell. tony, i understand that we are l like being in hell. tony, i. understand that we are still like being in hell. tony, i- understand that we are still in the midst of trying to figure out where the investigation does go from here and those multiple lawsuits as well for what happens next with your case? �* ., , what happens next with your case? ., ., case? an autopsy has been done on mr acosta. — case? an autopsy has been done on mr acosta, he _ case? an autopsy has been done on mr acosta, he is _ case? an autopsy has been done on mr acosta, he is from - on mr acosta, he is from washington state and his
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parents will escort his body back to washington to have a funeral and burial and the lawsuit has been filed. we will pursue the lawsuit aggressively and we expect that we will find all of the responsible parties. we hope for a sea change in the way that concerts are held. this particular entertainer, travis scott, has been arrested on two separate occasions for inciting the crowd and encouraging people to pay no attention to security or police and that is what happened on this night. people were well aware of the entity that runs these types of concerts all over the united states is called live nation and they were the same concert entity involved in the las vegas shooting so we have a lot of work to do and there will be hundreds upon hundreds of people filing lawsuits but for us right now we are trying to make sure that the people who
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need medical treatment gated and those who need to be buried with respect, that that occurs and we will continue.- and we will continue. that is the lawyer— and we will continue. that is the lawyer representing - and we will continue. that is the lawyer representing a i the lawyer representing a number of concert—goers caught up number of concert—goers caught up in the crush that we have been telling you about. a reminder that scott has said he is working to help the families of the victims. if you want to get in touch with me on any story you have seen so far on newsday i am on twitter. i am look forward to hearing from you. this is newsday from the bbc. still to come, snapping up some amy winehouse memorabilia. the singer's dress earning millions at an auction in la. the bombastic establishment outsider donald trump has defied the pollsters to take the keys to the oval office. i feel great about the election results. i voted for him because i genuinely believe that he cares about the country. it's keeping the candidate's
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name always in the public. eye that counts. success or failure depends not only on public display - but on the local campaign l headquarters and the heavy routine work of their women volunteers. i berliners from both east and west linked hands and danced around their liberated territory. and with nobody to stop them, it wasn't long before the first attempts were made to destroy the structure itself. yasser arafat, who dominated the palestinian cause for so long, has died. palestinian authority has declared a state of mourning. after 17 years of discussion, the result was greeted with an outburst ofjoy, leaving ministers who long felt only grudgingly accepted among the ranks of clergy suddenly felt welcome. this is news day on bbc, i'm karishma vaswani in singapore.
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0ur headlines: after 600 days, the united states has finally reopened its borders to much of the world's population. barack obama urges the young people of the world to stay angry over climate change as he speaks at the un summit in glasgow. after more than a year and a half of tough border restrictions, parts of australia have started to reopen to the world. fully vaccinated citizens are now able to arrive in new south wales and victoria without quarantining, but it's not the same picture across the rest of the country. some australians can now travel to the other side of the world and back, but won't be able to visit parts of their own country. visit parts of their own country-— visit parts of their own count . ., , country. professor martin drum is from the _ country. professor martin drum is from the university _ country. professor martin drum is from the university of- is from the university of notre—dame in australia. he told me how the travel discrepancy between states has come about.
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there are two australian there are the popular states, victoria new south wales that had covid in the states, they experience lockdowns associated it. and as they have been opening up, they have opened up to each other. then we have western australia which hasn't experienced covid, and there is some apprehension in some of the about opening up to places who have it, and they don't have any internal restrictions. people can do as they like. they are locked un— free. they are nervous. as a result, state leaders have made covid settings locally, there are very different approaches. we have a roadmap agreed to by all of our leaders a couple of months ago, and they have interpreted it very differently, in a sense that you have these very strange situations were you can from
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overseas to new south wales, but not to queensland, so it is a very strange situation. we are a really big country with not many people living in the middle, so there is a big distance sometimes between some of our states as well. indeed, but how long do you see this lasting, as you have described it, these two different s? i think most states will open up i think most states will open up before christmas, so we have about another month, month and about another month, month and a half before most states opening, but here in western australia we will have to wait longer. they are talking late january, early february before opening up, so that is all of our australian summer when you will be able to travel wherever you like in the eastern states, the most popular states in australia. and over here in the
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west, will be shut off from them and it doesn't look to be changing anytime soon, and they are setting the bar for 90% of people over 12 to be vaccinated before opening up. what about the politics in the separate states as they have raised the issue of covid? the national government have had a lot of power and authority but during covid we have seen how state governments and territory governments can flex their muscles, and implement policy settings of their own, and that may play out a lot more in the future as a state and federal governments wrangle and clash over policy settings, so i think it will be a bit of a legacy. professor martin drum speaking to me earlier.
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a special report now for you from afghanistan. millions of people in afghanistan are facing starvation and what is fast becoming the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. that's the warning from the united nations. the head of the world food programme says that the country faces being turned into hell on earth. our world affairs editor john simpson reports. winter's coming, and it looks like being a bad one. camels are on the move to warmer areas. we are heading west out of kabul through the taliban roadblocks. it's not long before we reach the snow. injalrez district, food aid is being distributed, flour to make bread. everyone here knows that things are likely to get really bad in a few weeks. "there is a real possibility we'll be frozen this winter," this man tells me. these people are so poor they can't afford to buy food
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orfuel for heating. a humanitarian disaster could bring the taliban down, so they are cooperating with the international aid agencies, even if they don't like them. the head of the world food programme, visiting kabul, doesn't mince his words. the winter months are coming, we're coming out of a drought. the next six months are going to be catastrophic. it's going to be hell on earth. we reach bamiyan, an agricultural centre which has been hit by drought, like many other parts of afghanistan and, of course, there was an infamous taliban crime here. a couple of hundred yards along the cliff from the place where the statues of the buddhas used to stand, until the taliban destroyed them, a woman called fatima lives. she's a widow raising her seven friendly, intelligent children on her own. before the taliban took over, she got by with occasional food aid and the money she and her eldest boy earned from weeding the fields and herding sheep.
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but the drought has put an end to all of that. and food aid doesn't reach here. within weeks, they could all be starving. some women sell their daughters for marriage. i say, "would she?" "if it was absolutely necessary to keep everyone alive," she answers, but she would hate it. listening to all of this, it was hard not to think of your own family. imagine of this was your little girl or your little boy or your grandchild about to starve to death, you would do everything you possibly could, and when there is $400 trillion of wealth on the earth today, shame on us that we let any child die from hunger. fatima's children leave for school, those who are allowed to go. like millions in this country, their lives are under real threat. the next few months will decide. john simpson,
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bbc news, bamiyan. in other stories: a four—day meeting of china's top communist leaders is under way that will further tighten president xi jinping's grip on power, and set the tone for his long—term ambitions. jacques delisle told me about how this might boost the status of presidency. this met president this resolution will be the culmination of something he has been doing for several years now, to elevate him into the rarefied air of mao zaodeng. it is notjust the resolution of party history, and mao's was before 1919. but it is also going to be the occasion which was also going to be the occasion which we'll see the next party conference where xi jinping will begin his third term as top leader. professor, in terms of how popular xijinping is as a leader, both within the party and with
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the people, is it possible to say, given the strict control over media, in china? it certainly is hard to know but there are certainly signs of his popularity with a large area of the chinese population. this is a controlled media environment and in that environment, xi is receiving the kind of attention and adulation that we have not seen since mao. there certainly has been the attempt to raise xi jinping to the pantheon of the popular imagination. so he visits all over the place and they have declared the leadership core and he has had his thought elevated on par with mao and deng it's something that we have not seen in many years. and in others are not so happy about it. many are not happy with xi's leadership, the turning away from reforms of the limits
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on their autonomy and their influence and of course, there are people who might like to have a larger role in chinese politics among the people who are being overshadowed by him as an increasingly dominant leader. one of the big topics or the big focal points for xijinping recently has been the issue of taiwan. how do you see him dealing with taiwan going forward? there has been some speculation that taiwan will be mentioned in the pronouncements coming out, the 61, the last big one maters of ideology and political undertakings but the taiwan issue is out there we have seen it become a focus of increasing friction the last month or so and i think they're very clearly laid out the idea that china's patients is not infinite on this issue and the problem cannot be left over from generation to generation. that's what lies behind some of the stronger shows of force and there's a belief plausible
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that xi jinping sees taiwan as a legacy issue the way hong kong and macau were legacy issues for deng. but there is no prospect for peaceful reunification is acceptable to the taiwanese, especially after the model that xi wants to apply to taiwan went so badly in hong kong. i want to bring you this story now, especially for those of you who may be fans of amy winehouse. the dress that she wore during herfinal stage performance has sold for 16 times its original estimate at an auction in la. we times its original estimate at an auction in la.— times its original estimate at an auction in la. we 'ust sold the dress! * an auction in la. we 'ust sold the dress! sold! _ an auction in la. we just sold the dress! sold! sold! - the dress! sold! sold! the singer—songwriter wore the dress injune, 2011, one month before her death, age 27. he is the director of the auction house. the prices were getting for amy winehouse are prices we have previously gotten for people like marilyn
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monroe, so she isjust like gotten for people like marilyn monroe, so she is just like an iconjust monroe, so she is just like an icon just like monroe, so she is just like an iconjust like marilyn monroe, so she is just like an icon just like marilyn monroe. we lost marilyn young, we lost amy younger 27, so i think people are trying to keep that memory alive, that legacy. that is it from ours, stay with bbc news. hello. we have some pretty quiet weather to come across the uk in the next few days. but the end of the we could definitely offer is something rather more dramatic. for now though, it's about light winds and those winds coming in from the southwest or the west will bring some relatively mild air. this amber colour behind me showing air that's been pulled in quite a long way south across the atlantic indicating quite a warm feel to tuesday across parts of england and wales. you may have noticed some colder air to the far north of the uk, temperatures will struggle to get the double figures across northern most scotland with some squalid showers here.
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elsewhere, we are looking at i think at the low to mid teens, there will be some rain to the day for northern england and wales. but we should see brighter skies north of the front for much of scotland and northern ireland, and to the south across southern and eastern england. and in this front is set to stick around through wednesday and thursday, slowly making its way south across the uk. turning things quite murky, i think, across southern and eastern england into the small hours of wednesday, but it will stay very mild here. whereas that slightly colder air sneaks further south into scotland into the small hours of wednesday, we could see a patchy frost inside some of the sheltered glens to the north. here's our front on wednesday, still lurking to the south of the uk. it's looking much clearer further north. for scotland and northern ireland, there should be some sunshine, just the chance of a few scattered showers in the far north and west. some sunshine for northern england and wales and an improved picture on tuesday. whereas for southern and eastern counties of england, it will be much grayer, much gloomier and there's a chance some patchy rain on and off.
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and then for thursday, still the remnants of that weather front close to the south of the uk could mean some thicker cloud around here for a time and a little bit of rain. but actually for thursday, we are largely focusing on a ridge of high pressure and a lot of fine weather and light winds. i think potentially some rain getting into northern ireland by the end of the day, and the wind started to kick up and here's why. this area of low pressure looks like it's really deep to the end of the week and come swinging our way from the atlantic. quite a bit of uncertainty as to when and where exactly on friday that low will move in, but do keep it in the back of your mind as the potential for strong winds on friday.
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we will have the headlines and may new stories for you at the top of the hour straight after this programme. hello. there've been some nervy crossed fingers in the media world. after a long 18 months, we've finally found out who's listening to what on the radio. so, what did we learn from the first audience data since the pandemic began? with many of us working from home, have breakfast shows and drive—time favourites taken a hit? and how has broadcast radio done against the giants of silicon valley with their well—funded podcasts? well, let me introduce you to today's guests. dick chief is content officer atjack media. dick stone is content officer atjack media. dick, for audiences that don't know, what is jack media? jack media group is one of the very few remaining completely independent radio groups in the uk. so we operate six radio stations. three national radio stations — unionjack, unionjack dance and unionjack rock.
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both of which, those latter two, we launched

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