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hello. welcome to bbc news. i'm david eades. our top stories: a 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. six senior aides of donald trump order to give testimony to the committee investigating the january attack on the us congress. poland accuses belarus of trying to trigger a major confrontation along the border as it attempts to stop thousands of migrants
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from entering the country. also, the worst humanitarian crisis on earth — a warning from the united nations that millions of people in afghanistan could be starving starving within weeks. 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. hello. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. we start 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 david shukman is 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
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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 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
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the 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. i spoke to the founder and president of the pacific institute. he gave us his thoughts on the cop26 so far. so both of these perspectives are correct. the president, obama, is correct in saying we're not doing enough, we haven't done
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enough, and yet we are making progress at the meeting in glasgow. there had been new commitments that are better than any commitments we've had in the past. it's too soon to say whether this conference will ultimately be a success or a failure, but there's absolutely progress being made, and i think we need to give it a little more time, and, again, the president is correct, we need to do much more, we should have been doing much more over the last many decades. i suppose we look for tipping points in a way, don't we? there is clearly a sense of some momentum behind the corporate swing behind a lot of climate action. would that be the sort of moment you might look back on and think, you know, once you get buy—in from the private sector on this scale — i think mark carney was talking about $130 trillion being available through these corporates — things really will change, and could change quickly. that is a very important point. there are a lot of tipping points. i'm a scientist, we've already seen the tipping points showing
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us that humans are already changing the climate. we've also seen political tipping points, the incredible energy from the youth these days has helped drive the politics forward faster than some pessimists feared it would move forward, and we are seeing tipping points in the corporate sector as well. we are seeing commitments to end funding for fossil — for coal, oil and gas, and if the banks come on board and the countries come on board and corporations come on board, we could see faster action than many of the pessimists had feared. but again, there is still a lot to be done and a lot remains to be seen what happens at the conference. we've lived for quite a long time of the idea of green wash, of talking a good talk, but actually doing precious little about it. are those days still with us, do you think? that is exactly right. we've seen commitments on the part of countries
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and on the part of companies and on the part of politicians to take action and those commitments are themselves not yet enough to reach the target that we need to reach, but we need more than commitments. we actually need follow—through on those commitments, and one of the commitments that was made more than a decade ago for example was to provide $100 billion to developing countries to help them reduce emissions and prepare for impacts that we can no longer avoid, and we have not yet met that commitment, the richer countries of the world have not provided that hundred billion dollars. so we need the commitments but we need the actions as well. the committee investigating the attack on the us capital has issued a new round of subpoenas targeting members of former president donald trump ausmat in a circle. the subpoenas largely focus on people largely leave to strategised on ways to overturn the results of the november 2020 election. peter bowes joins november 2020 election. peter bowesjoins me november 2020 election. peter bowes joins me now. november 2020 election. peter bowesjoins me now. it is not a list of seniorfigures
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bowesjoins me now. it is not a list of senior figures here, peter. , , ., , peter. yes, senior figures, some familiar _ peter. yes, senior figures, some familiar names, - peter. yes, senior figures, l some familiar names, some familiar but they were all certainly within the inner circle of donald trump at the time between what was exactly a year ago, just after the election before the inauguration ofjoe biden and of course crucially in the days before january six. and the interaction of the capital. to put it broadly, the accusation appears to be involved in spreading misinformation about the election so you have people like jason miller who was an advisor to the president on his campaign, actually the 2016 campaign, actually the 2016 campaign as well. we have michael flynn, a former national security adviser who at about that time famously went on television and talked about essentially bringing in the troops, bringing in martial law to rerun the election in some states. i think perhaps the most interesting of the six isjohn eastman who was a
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lawyer, a law professor, who wrote a couple of memos that the committee seems to be interested in, essentially laying out a game plan for the president, donald trump, to get him to stay in the white house, a strategy that involves arguing that mike pence, the then vice president, had within his power the ability to essentially deny the result of the election in certain states, the election in certain states, the bigger picture picture would ultimately denyjoe biden the presidency. clearly, that didn't happen and what the committee wants to know is who are they talking to, what were they saying? they supposedly met in what has been described as a war room in a washington hotel. what were they talking about? do they have any link with the groups that ended up in that violent storming of the capital? i in that violent storming of the ca - ital? ~ in that violent storming of the caital? ~' ,., in that violent storming of the caital? ~ ,., ., capital? i think some of the committee _ capital? i think some of the committee have _ capital? i think some of the committee have talked - capital? i think some of the i committee have talked about uncovering the centres of gravity, these would be the people to do it. i subpoenas a
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subpoenae. it is an order. it doesn't necessarily work that way, does it? it doesn't necessarily work that way. does it?— way, does it? it doesn't, and steve allen, another- way, does it? it doesn't, and steve allen, another close i steve allen, another close adviser, famously of the president, just a few weeks ago refusing to answer the pina. he is facing the possibility of criminal charges and the committee making it very clear the same could happen to others who decide to not answer that subpoenae. but assuming that they do, they have been given a few weeks to provide some documents and then before moving onto the next stage of giving evidence which could this process well into december. still potentially quite a long way to go with this. ., quite a long way to go with this. . , . this. peter, thanks very much. peter bowes — this. peter, thanks very much. peter bowes joining _ this. peter, thanks very much. peter bowes joining us. - poland has accused belarus of trying to trigger a major publication on the border between the two countries. 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 ordered 12,000
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troops to patrol the border. the eu says belarus wants revenge for the sanctions against it imposed because of human rights violations. nick beake reports from warsaw. rush hour this morning in western belarus, and they were only heading one way — 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 pushing migrants back over the border illegally in recent months, released this video to show
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what they're dealing with. this crisis has been brewing for months. six weeks ago we found these men who'd been trapped in the forest between belarus and poland. 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 more 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.
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let's get some of the day's other news for you. the us justice the usjustice department has charged a ukrainian man over huge rounds where attack on american company back injuly that affected 1500 businesses worldwide. the man was arrested in poland last month. the hack targeted a software firm and many of the customers became infected and transferred large sums of money to the attackers to regain control of their accounts. the pakistani government says it has agreed a ceasefire with local taliban militants. the move was confirmed by the band movement, the ttp, and said the halt and violence would initially last a month. talks between the two sides of the traffic in last month in afghanistan. thousands of ttp fighters are thought to be based in afghanistan. the new chairman of yorkshire
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county cricket club has said the former captain, rafiq, should be praised for his bravery in blowing the whistle on the racism he suffered as a player. lord patel who has been drafted in to lead yorkshire through this turmoil perhaps writers dwell in its history also apologised. the players that he now hope that there would be change. new york, here we come! that was one excited passengers this morning in london, boarding 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
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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 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
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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, bbc news, new york. stay with us. coming up: snapping up some amy winehouse memorabilia. selling for 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
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about the country. it's keeping the candidate's 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. welcome to bbc news. i'm david eades.
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the headlines: barack obama urges the young people of the world to stay angry over climate change as he speaks at the un 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. the us rapper travis scott is facing multiple law suits as is the rapper drake, after at least eight people were killed and hundreds injured in a crush at the texas festivel, astroworld. 0ne injured concert—goer has accused scott and drake of inciting the crowd and is seeking $1 million in damages. scott says he is working to help the families of the victims, the youngest of whom was just 1a. personal injury lawyer and premise liability attorney, matthew haicken, explained the next stage in the
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case. my heart goes out to the family in this tragedy. the civil case and the criminal case can happen simultaneously so while the district attorney is investigating it, there is nothing stopping people from filing civil lawsuits, so that can all happen at once. in terms of the 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 his events, and the houston police chief appears to have expressed concerns as well. but these are very complex scenarios, aren't they? how easy is it to pin anything on anyone for something like this? i think it will actually be relatively easy. first of all the whole thing has been probably caught on hundreds of different cameras and anybody who has a duty or had 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. in a criminal case you have to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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in a civil case it is just a preponderance of evidence, meaning is it more likely than not that someone was negligent and that negligence caused injury. so theoretically ultimately it would be up to a jury but i think cases like this, or a case like this is going to have to settle because the damage isjust so much and there are so many different deep pocket entities — the promoter, the differnt performers, any security companies, the event planning company. i think it will acually be relatively easy to prove it and they'll be forced to settle. that's an interesting point so settle before we get to a conclusion on the actual case? i think so. the damages in a case like this are just enormous. in a death case there are all different kinds of damages. you can get loss of earnings, the family can be compensated for their emotional loss, in texas. i'm a new york lawyer, not licensed in texas but that is the law in texas and also the families can be compensated — and this is really gruesome —
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but 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 are going to have all of this gruesome testimony in the last few minutes of the person's life. where they screaming? were they screaming? were they yelling? were they saying, "tell my kids i love them?" were they gurgling up blood? all those little elements like that can dramatically increase the value of the case and especially if it is on video as i suspect it may be in this case. the defendants in this case, they do not want that played for a jury. it could be tens of millions of dollars. matthew haicken there. a personal injury attorney. 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
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coming from the head of the un world food programme, who's described the situation as the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. david beasley went on to say 95% of people there already don't have enough food as winter approaches. many of the problems do pre—date the taliban's return to power, but the reduction in foreign aid to the taliban government is also playing its part. 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. 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
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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 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
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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 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. if you are a fan of amy winehouse might be interesting and this. the singer song writer wore this halter mini dress in belgrade, june, 2011, just one month before her death at the age of 27. right here, atjulien's we just sold the dress, sold, sold, sold! $180,000. the singer song writer wore this halter mini dress in belgrade, june, 2011, just one month before her death at the age of 27. here is the director of the auction house. the prices we're getting for amy winehouse are prices that we've got with previous auctions for people like marilyn monroe, so she's just a global icon as marilyn monroe was. we lost marilyn very young. we lost amy onbiously at 27. so i think that's what people are clinging on to, they're trying to keep their memory
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alive and want to own something to preserve her legacy. and they are prepared to pay for it as well. that is bbc news. thanks for watching. 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. but we should see brighter skies north of the front for much of scotland
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and northern ireland, and to the south across southern and eastern england. and 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
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and a little bit of rain. but actually for thursday, we are largely focusing on a ridge of high pressure, 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 for 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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hello. welcome to bbc news. these other headlines. raack 0bama these other headlines. raack obama has urged young people of the world to stay angry, as he put it, over climate, as he addressed the un summit in glasgow. after rapturous reception he scolded russia and china'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 entering the country. poland palme government—held crisis meetings on monday and deployed 12,000 troops to control the border. ——patrol 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've been separated were together at last. 0nly vaccinated travellers can enter the united states.

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