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hello. welcome to bbc news. i'm david eades. our top stories: the former president getting the s—star treatment. obama addresses the climate summit and tells young activists to stay angry. harness that frustration. keep pushing harder and harderfor more and more. poland accuses belarus of trying to trigger a major confrontation along the border as it attempts to stop thousands of migrants from entering the country. the worst humanitarian crisis on earth — that is the warning from the united nations that millions of people in afghanistan could be starving within weeks unless
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the world steps in to help. the winter months are coming, we're coming out of a drought. the next six months are going to be catastrophic. it is going to be hell on earth. cheering and after 600 days, the united states finally reopens its borders to much of the world's population. hello. we begin at the cop26 climate conference in scotland where barack obama has taken centre stage, urging young people to stay angry, as he put it, in their calls for more action. after a raptuous reception, he said the world is nowhere near where it needs to be in tackling climate change. the former us president also followed the lead ofjoe biden
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in scolding china's and russia's leaders for not attending in person. our science editor was at the conference. deeper floods. biggerfires. higher temperatures. climate change is being felt around the world, so the talks in glasgow are notjust 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 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.
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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 6,000 lives, and one survivor, the daughter of a fisherman, fears more violent weather to come. i have seen death myself, i have 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 the good future ahead of them. and with emotions running so high, activists here say
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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. we can speak now to rob jackson, a scientist at stanford university and chairs the global carbon project. thank you very much indeed for joining us. it is interesting, it does feel like a summit of two halves, we have those who are deeply frustrated at the lack of progress and then others, and i wonder if you are among them, who think some of the agreements reached here
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really are far—reaching. i the agreements reached here really are far-reaching.- really are far-reaching. i am u - beat really are far-reaching. i am upbeat about _ really are far-reaching. i am upbeat about the _ really are far-reaching. i am upbeat about the new - really are far—reaching. ii—fl upbeat about the new pledges but we have a lot of work to do. with india's new commitments, the global pledge, the end of deforestation all announced in glasgow, we need each of them to succeed. pledging is easy. carrying out pledges is hard. i pledging is easy. carrying out pledges is hard.— pledges is hard. i know you have a particular _ pledges is hard. i know you have a particular interest i pledges is hard. i know you have a particular interest in methane. there is a 30% cut promised in methane gases. how significant is that you think? it is extremely significant. this is the first time methane has really entered the global stage and we have the best lever at our fingertips with methane for the next few decades. there is nothing you can do over the next 20 or 30 years to reduce peak temperatures besides cutting methane emissions so it is the top of my list. long—term we have to tackle carbon dioxide of course. have to tackle carbon dioxide of course-— have to tackle carbon dioxide of course. ., ., ., of course. you mentioned india. they have _ of course. you mentioned india. they have set — of course. you mentioned india. they have set a _ of course. you mentioned india. they have set a date _ of course. you mentioned india. they have set a date of - of course. you mentioned india. they have set a date of 2070, l they have set a date of 2070, which a lot of people perhaps are not entirely versed with and think that is way off the
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pace. but those who are involved in the summit and perhaps in some of the nitty—gritty still believe that india and indeed china will head 2050. do you share that optimism? i head 2050. do you share that optimism?— head 2050. do you share that otimism? ., �* ~ ., optimism? i don't know whether it will be 2050 _ optimism? i don't know whether it will be 2050 or— optimism? i don't know whether it will be 2050 or 2060 - optimism? i don't know whether it will be 2050 or 2060 2070. i it will be 2050 or 2060 2070. 2050 would be fantastic. i think india deserves a bit more time than countries like the united states and china and the uk. india still has hundreds of millions of people who don't have access to electricity. there emissions are one eighth of the emissions in my country in the united states so they need time to transform their economy and they have to take care of people who simply don't have access to clean energy today. have access to clean energy toda . ~ ., have access to clean energy toda .~ ., ., today. we are back into the world of— today. we are back into the world of developing - today. we are back into the world of developing verses| world of developing verses developed. can you see or can you point to what you would like to see is the big finish for the summit, the paris agreement in itself was the crowning glory of that summit. it doesn't feel as if there is
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the same sort of gradual rising to a crescendo here. it the same sort of gradual rising to a crescendo here.- to a crescendo here. it doesn't because there _ to a crescendo here. it doesn't because there isn't. _ to a crescendo here. it doesn't because there isn't. the - because there isn't. the agreements at paris and kyoto take years of work ahead of time so people know those kinds of agreements are coming, they don't appear magically. i am hopeful major announcements can still be made, i have an ion climate financing in particular, how we can help developing countries like india leapfrog dirty fossil fuels and go right to renewables and low carbon technologies so we will take — let's see what is still to come. i5 take - let's see what is still to come-— take - let's see what is still tocome. , ., ., , , to come. is that goes beyond, we have talked _ to come. is that goes beyond, we have talked about - to come. is that goes beyond, we have talked about 100 - we have talked about 100 billion that governments, rector of governments say they are ready to pledge, they keep falling short of that figure, but that we have this other figure which is the financial compact of i30 trillion being made available one way or another, whether you believe in the figure itself obviously it is exponentially bigger than the sum is the government is
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talking about putting up. it is of course _ talking about putting up. it is of course global— talking about putting up. it 3 of course global gdp talking about putting up. it 5 of course global gdp about 80 or $70 trillion so to talk about 150 trillion is really a massive amount. frankly, i would at least like to say commitments to start to reach the 100 william pledges a year. let's start with the smaller and go bigger —— 100 billion dollars pledges. and go bigger --100 billion dollars pledges.— and go bigger --100 billion dollars pledges. thank you very much indeed. _ dollars pledges. thank you very much indeed. rob _ dollars pledges. thank you very much indeed. rob jackson - dollars pledges. thank you very much indeed. rob jackson from j much indeed. robjackson from stanford university. much indeed. rob jackson from stanford university.— poland has accused belarus of trying to trigger a major publication on the border between the two countries and video shows hundreds of people near a barbed wire fence with some attempting to force their way over to the polish side, and in response, poland's government has ordered 12,000 troops to patrol the border. the eu says belarus wants revenge for the sanctions against it imposed because of human rights violations. rush hour this morning in western belarus, and they were only heading one way —
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towards the european union. accused of directing this surge of human traffic, president lukashenko's regime, which has welcomed in thousands of migrants from around the world and is now pointing the way to the border with poland. but at that border, this was the welcoming committee. if the sight and might of a polish military helicopter was intended to turn them back, it didn't work. neither did the tear gas. and soon, they were trying to prise their way through to their goal, eu soil. the polish authorities, themselves accused of putting migrants back over the border illegally in recent months, released this video to show what they're dealing with. this crisis has been brewing for months. six weeks ago we found these men who had been trapped in the forest between belarus and poland.
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belarus would beat us, push us, poland will catch us, beat us, push us back to belarus. man: over loudspeaker you all face criminal charges. today's mass attempt to cross into the eu here is the biggest so far, and is more reminiscent of the scenes on the greek—macedonian border during the syrian migrant crisis than five years ago. president lukashenko, who has enjoyed russia's support, claims all this is the eu's fault. but the european union says he is weaponising migrants in retaliation for sanctions. tonight, it is thought more than 3,000 are stranded on the border as the temperature falls below zero. let's pick up on some of the other news for you. the us congressional investigation into the deadly assault on the capitol building back in january has formally requested testimony from six more people linked to
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donald trump, including top aides from his re—election campaign. more than 100 people are reported to have already testified about the storming of the capitol. the pakistani government says it has agreed a ceasefire with local taliban militants. the move was confirmed by the banned movement, the ttp, which said the halt and violence would initially last a month. talks between the two sides are said to have begun last month in afghanistan. thousands of ttp fighters are thought to be based in afghanistan. the us justice the usjustice department has charged the ukrainian man on an attack on an american company injuly which affected 1500 in july which affected 1500 businesses worldwide. the man was arrested in poland last month. hack targeted a software firm. many of their customers became infected and transferred large sums of money to the attackers to regain control of their accounts. new york, here we come!
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that was one excited passengers this morning in london, as he boarded a plane to the us. america lifted the pandemic travel ban which has kept people out of the country, indeed from more than 30 other countries for some 20 months. there were joyful reunions at airports in the us as families who have been separated were finally together at last. 0nly vaccinated travellers can enter the us. bbc spent the day atjfk airport in new york. 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
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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? i just keep hugging each other! not being able 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 he's 3.5 months now, so finally they get to meet 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.
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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, bbc news, new york. erin lives in la and her partner lives in paris. 0ther partner lives in paris. other travel ban has been lifted, she told me about their upcoming reunion. december 18. i cannot wait to see him. i am counting down the days. you have got quite a story to tell here as well because i don't think you have been together that long before the whole world came crashing down. yeah, we met in 2019, june 2019, and we said i love you one day two. we fell madly in love very quickly and it was like, ok, let's figure out how we see each other next.
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i saw him in august and then he came for three months in october and leftjanuary 4, 2020, and that was the last time he stepped foot in the united states. there was a 9—month period when we didn't know when we would see each other again when the pandemic hit and there was another 6—month period, but i am one of the lucky ones. i was able to get special permission from the french government to visit him in the middle of the pandemic because we were part of an unmarried couple. you were lucky because others didn't get that opportunity. things are finally opening up. it is going to be quite strange, isn't it? do you feel some apprehension along with the excitement? honestly, all i feel is excitement. you know, it's nearly two years waiting for the borders to open and it is like i can breathe again for the first time in two years. there are no more barriers between me and my partner, and to be able to say that means everything. yes, how have you felt
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about that travel ban? because it's been very restrictive but it's been there for a very good reason. yes, i think that's a really tough issue with a lot of complicated points to it, and it did keep a lot of people apart but it was there for a good reason, as you said. you are watching bbc news. still to come on the programme, snapping up amy winehouse memorabilia. items sell for millions, and far more than expected 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 name always in the public. eye that counts. success or failure depends not
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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. welcome to bbc news. i'm david eades. the headlines: barack obama urges the young people of the world to stay angry over climate change as he speaks at the un
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summit in glasgow. poland accuses belarus of trying to trigger a major confrontation along the border as it attempts to stop thousands of migrants from getting into the country. millions of people in afghanistan could be starving within a matter of weeks if the world doesn't step in to help. that is the latest warning coming from the head of the un world food programme, who's described the situation as the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. that's david beasley. he said 95% of people there already don't have enough food as winter approaches. our world affairs editor john simpson reports from bamiyan in afghanistan. 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.
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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 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
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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. 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 if 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 would let
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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, bbc news, bamiyan. travis scott and the rapid drake are facing charges after eight people were killed and hundreds crushed at a concert. 0ne concert—goers has accused scott and drake of inciting the crowd and are seeking $1 million in damages. scott says he is working to help the families of the vic's, the youngest of whom was 1a. we can speak now to an attorney matthew hike and who joins us. thank you forjoining us. when
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not too surprised that lawsuits are beginning to be filed but how does that work alongside a criminal investigation?- criminal investigation? thank ou for criminal investigation? thank you for having _ criminal investigation? thank you for having me. _ criminal investigation? thank you for having me. my - criminal investigation? thank you for having me. my heartl you for having me. my heart goes out to the family in this tragedy. the civil case in the criminal case can happen simultaneously so while the district eternal —— attorney is investigating there is nothing stopping people from filing a civil lawsuit, that can all happen at once. in civil lawsuit, that can all happen at once. civil lawsuit, that can all ha en at once. , ., happen at once. in terms of the case itself. _ happen at once. in terms of the case itself, some _ happen at once. in terms of the case itself, some elements - happen at once. in terms of the i case itself, some elements seem understandable. the possibility of inciting the fans and it is not the first time that issues of crowding have affected travis himself at these events and the houston police chief appears to have expressed concerns as well. these are complex scenarios, aren't they? how easy is it to pin anything on anyone for something like this? i on anyone for something like this? ~' .,. ., , this? i think it will actually be relatively _ this? i think it will actually be relatively easy. - this? i think it will actually be relatively easy. first. this? i think it will actually be relatively easy. first of| be relatively easy. first of all the whole thing has been
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caught on hundreds of different cameras and anybody who has a duty to keep that place safe could potentially be held liable and in a civil case it is a much lower standard than in a criminal case and in a criminal case you must prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt, in a civil case it is just a preponderance of evidence we need. is it more likely than not that someone was negligent and that negligence caused injury. so theoretically it would ultimately be up to a jury would ultimately be up to a jury but i think cases like this, a case like this will have to settle because the damage isjust have to settle because the damage is just so have to settle because the damage isjust so much have to settle because the damage is just so much and there are so many different deep pocket entities, the performers, the promoters, security companies, event can that planning companies. an that planning companies. an interesting point. settle before we get to a conclusion on the actual case. i think so. damage in a case like this is
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enormous and in a death case there are different types of damages, loss of earnings, the family can sue for emotional loss. i'm in new york, not licensed in texas but that is the law in texas and also the families can be compensated and this is gruesome, they can be compensated for the conscious pain and suffering of their now deceased relative so, in other words, from the moment of impact until the moment the person either went brain—dead or died, that is a big part of these cases. so you will have all this gruesome testimony in the last few minutes of the person's life. where they screaming? were they yelling? were they saying tell my kids i love them? with a gurgling up blood was to make all those elements can dramatically increase the value of a case and especially if it is on video as i suspect it may be in this case. the defendants, they do not want that play for a jury. it could be tens of
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millions of dollars. it is quite distressing. thank you for enlightening us on that. another story to do with a different performer here, especially those of you who may be amy winehouse fans because the dress she wore for her final stage performance has sold and it went for 16 times its original estimate at an auction in la to do 180,000. the singer songwriter wore the halter mini dress in belgrade injune 2011, one month before she died. she was only 27. here is the director of the auction house. , . , ., ., ~ house. the pieces that make rices house. the pieces that make prices we — house. the pieces that make prices we get _ house. the pieces that make prices we get for _ house. the pieces that make prices we get for amy - house. the pieces that make - prices we get for amy winehouse are the pieces we normally get for people like marilyn monro. we lost marilyn young and we
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lost amy at 27 so i think that is what people are clinging onto, they are trying to keep the memory alive and they want to own something to preserve her legacy. hello. we have some pretty quiet weather to come across the uk in the next few days. but the end of the week could definitely offer us something rather more dramatic. for now though, it's about light winds and those winds coming in from the south—west 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 squally showers here. 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.
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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. 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. 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,
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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 starting to kick up and here's why. this area of low pressure looks like it could deepen 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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welcome to bbc news. our top stories: barack obama has urged the young people of the world to stay angry over the climate as he addressed the un summit in glasgow. he also followed the lead ofjoe biden scolding china's and russia's leaders for not attending in person. poland is accusing belarus of trying to trigger a major confrontation along the border as it attempted to stop thousands of migrants from getting into the country. poland palme government—held crisis meetings on monday and deployed 12,000 troops to control the border. after 600 days, the us has finally lifted the pandemic travel ban which has kept out people for more than 30 countries. there were joyful reunions at airports in the us as families who have been separated were together at last. 0nly vaccinated travellers can enter the united states.

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