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this is bbc world news. i'm alice baxter. our top stories: a last push for a meaningful agreement — cop26 negotiations continue through the night. the man in charge calls for a �*can—do�* spirit. we have come a long way over the past two weeks and now, we need that final injection of that can—do spirit which is present at this cop, so that we get this shared endeavour over the line. trump ally, steve bannon, indicted on two counts of contempt of congress over the investigation into the attack on the capitol. hundreds of migrants trapped on the belarus border, in the middle of a
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political stand—off. singer britney spears regains contol of her life singer britney spears regains control of her life and career, as a judge overturns a conservatorship imposed 13 years ago. hello and welcome to bbc news. the official deadline for an agreement at cop26 in glasgow has passed but delegates and negotiators are now working through the night to try to sign off undertakings that can be agreed across the board. experts recognise that the agreements made at the summit will not limit global warming to under 1.5 degrees — a key threshold which would avoid the worst effects of climate change. david shukman has the latest. sirens wail
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a warning from outside the conference about the state of progress inside it. world leaders are singled out forfailing to keep their promises, for allowing the planet to become dangerously overheated. appeals for action came in the conference halls as well, activists calling on governments not to water down key points in the agreement — a plea echoed by the most vulnerable nations. our safety, the safety of my children and yours, hangs in the balance. as i said to the high ambition coalition this morning, it's time for us to level up. this will be the decade that determines the rest of human history. we cannot let it slip by. but some disputes are proving really difficult to settle — over coal, and what to say about phasing it out. how often countries should
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update their climate plans — every year, to reflect the urgency, or less often? and how much climate aid to give the poorest nations — notjust now, but over the coming decades? the whole point of these talks is to try to limit the rise in global temperatures, so how is that going? well, compared to pre—industrial times, we have warmed by at least 1.1 degrees celsius and record heatwaves are already becoming more frequent. above 1.5 degrees, many coral reefs are expected to die off, among a long list of other impacts. now, if everyone here keeps to the promises they've given — a big if — we're still on course for about 1.8, and that means even higher sea levels and even more people threatened by flooding. but being realistic, as things stand, a more likely outcome is 2.4, which means even longer droughts affecting food production across vast areas of the planet.
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so i asked america's veteran climate envoyjohn kerry, would any of this slow down global warming? so, we are moving in the right direction. are we moving fast enough? no. but that's what this meeting is about. you know, scientists never said, "hey, you guys have to have this done "by the end of the cop." they said, "you have ten years." well, they said it was incredibly urgent. no, yeah, it is incredibly urgent and that is exactly why 65% of global gdp has said we're going to keep 1.5 degrees alive. meanwhile, as haggling continues, the conference chair made another plea for agreement. now we need that final injection of that can—do spirit which is present at this cop, so that we get this shared endeavour over the line. but emotions are running high and many delegations are worried. so for us, ambition — 1.5 is not a statistic,
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it is a matter of life and death. some among us are wasting precious time here in glasgow, attempting to renegotiate what was already agreed. so a long night of negotiations lies ahead and the plan next is to see what is possible tomorrow. david shukman, bbc news, in glasgow. earlier i spoke to david sandalow. he is a professor at colombia university and a former climate change negotiator in the clinton and obama administrations, including the very first cop. he just returned from glasgow on thursday. i asked him if we should be worried that the deadline for a deal has passed. it's no surprise that these negotiations are going past the deadline — that happens in almost every one of these meetings. the last one in 2019, i think the friday deadline was missed and the negotiations ended on sunday afternoon. but here's some good news — i think the conference has already produced some important successes.
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not enough to solve the global warming problem — that's the work of many years — but even during the first week of this conference, we saw important announcements on reducing methane emissions — or methane as we say here in the states — on cutting back coal use, on deforestation, on a number of other topics. so if the standard is whether progress is being made, i think we've already seen it. but we're not going to see a solution to the crisis at this meeting alone. you say that you're energised and positive about some of the progress that's already been made at this cop, but the sticking points still include big issues — subsidies for coals and otherfossilfuels, financial help for poorer nations and, of course, you mentioned that agreement on coal. key coal users and producers did not sign up to that agreement, so how useful, really, is it? i think it is a useful start. it isn't nearly enough, not where we need to be.
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and that statement by the delegate from tuvalu in the past day, incredibly powerful about the importance for his country. the only way that that country survives, and others avoid terrible damage is if we dramatically scale back coal use. that process is only starting. we need to move much faster on that. much more on all the latest on the cop26 summit talks on our website, — just log on to bbc.com/news let's get some of the day's other news: the businessman who organised the flight in which the footballer emiliano sala and his pilot died has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. david henderson was found guilty of endangering the aircraft which came down over the english channel in 2019. astrazeneca has started to move away from providing its covid—19 vaccine to countries
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on a not—for—profit basis. the drugs giant has signed a series of for—profit agreements for next year, and expects to make a modest income from the vaccine, it said. an entrepreneur who flew to space last month onjeff bezos�* blue origin flight, has died in a plane crash. 49—year—old glen de vries — seen here on the right — went into orbit for ten minutes alongside actor william shatner. another person is also reported to have died, and the crash is currently being investiagted by the federal aviation authority. one of donald trump's former aides, steve bannon, has been indicted by a federal grand jury. he's charged with two counts of contempt of congress, in connection with his failure to comply with a summons issued by a house select committee which is investigating the storming of the capitol in january. our north america correspondent
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peter bowes reports. one of donald trump was my closest critical allies, steve bannon conservative firebrand and one—time white house strategist for the former president has been charged with criminal contempt of congress. he refused to co—operate with the congressional committee investigating this, the violent assault on the us capitol. he faces two charges. one that he failed to provide documents the panel believe are relevant to its enquiry and a second for not appearing in person for a deposition. a maximum sentence of one year in prison is possible. the committee made it clear last month that it would hold steve bannon to account. no—one in this country, no matter how wealthy or powerful is above the world. left unaddressed, this defiance may encourage others to follow mr
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bannon down the same path. the anel bannon down the same path. the panel wants _ bannon down the same path. the panel wants to — bannon down the same path. the panel wants to question steve bannon about the events leading up bannon about the events leading up to the riot, including a comment he made the day before that all hell was going to break loose.— that all hell was going to break loose. based on the committee's _ break loose. based on the committee's investigation | break loose. based on the i committee's investigation it appears that is the bannon had substantial advanced knowledge of the plans forjanuary six and likely had an important role in formulating those plans. role in formulating those lans. ,, ., �*, plans. steve bannon's refusal to co-operate _ plans. steve bannon's refusal to co-operate with _ plans. steve bannon's refusal to co-operate with the - to co—operate with the committee cited donald trump as make argument that he was shielded by executive privilege. a confidentiality that sometimes applies to documents and conversations at the highest level of us government. but the claim is widely disputed and it will be considered by an appeal court later this month, in relation to the former president's attempt to deny access to white house documents. what is clear is that the pressure is now on others to give evidence for the
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investigation. in a statement, the us attorney general merrick garland said there was steadfast commitment to the rule of law. mr bannon is expected to appear in court on monday but this could turn to a long, legal battle. peter bowes, bbc news. the humanitarian crisis along the border between belarus and poland is worsening, as more migrants continue to head to the border, only to be caught in a political limbo between the two nations. alexander lukashenko, the belarusian president, is accused of deliberately orchestrating the crisis, to challenge sanctions imposed on his country last year. our correspondent steve rosenberg sent this report from belarus by day, the scale of this migrant crisis becomes clear. belarus's border with poland transformed into a camp for those desperate to get to europe.
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tonight, for the first time, belarusian border guards agreed to take us into the camp, right up to the border. behind the barbed wire, the european union, just metres away. many here are kurds from the middle east. the eu believes that belarus helped them get here, that the country is facilitating illegal migration into europe — revenge for sanctions. but poland won't let them in. we are, like, homeless. we don't have any place to stay there. it's about whether it's too cold — we just collect fire and burning our trees to make our bodies heat. and...but still, we hope. we never give up. we've been told there are more than 2,000 people in this camp, living in pretty basic conditions. this story
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is a very human drama, but the backdrop, that's geopolitics. the migrant crisis is ratcheting up east—west tension. near the border, paratroopers from belarus and russia held joint exercises, signalling whose side the kremlin's on. increasing too is alexander lu kashenko's rhetoric. this week, he threatened to block the flow of russian gas to europe if the eu imposes more sanctions on belarus. but those who see belarus as a stepping stone to the eu, they couldn't care less about sanctions or geopolitics. they just want a better future. many of them have paid thousands of dollars for package tours that bring them to belarus and deliver them to the border with europe... ..but no further. for most,
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the journey stops here. and so, they have to wait...in the cold, while governments argue, waiting and hoping to be let through. steve rosenberg, bbc news, belarus. negotiations have continued through the night at the cop26 summit in glasgow. delegates are now working on a third draft of a climate deal. steve bannon, ally of former president trump, has been indicted on two counts of contempt of congress over the investigation into the attack on the capitol. much of europe is facing a surge in coronavirus cases and measures are being reimposed across the continent. the netherlands will begin a 3—week partial lockdown on saturday night. non—essential shops, cafes, bars and nightclubs will have to close early, there will be no crowds at football matches, and social distancing will be enforced. courtney bembridge reports.
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all chant: vri'dom! vrijheid! * fury on the streets of the hague after the announcement that restrictions are back for at least three weeks. protesters threw fireworks and smoke bombs and were met with water cannons. others spent the night soaking up the nightlife while they could. cases have been steadily rising over the past two months and hospitals are once again under pressure — that's despite the country's relatively high vaccination rate. authorities say more than two—thirds of the patients in intensive care are unvaccinated, but the waning effectiveness of vaccines over time is also playing a part, particularly in the elderly population. the dutch government plans to start booster jabs next month. in the meantime, prime minister mark rutte says urgent action is needed.
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translation: this is a hard blow of a few weeks - because the virus is everywhere throughout the country, in all sectors and in all ages. the measures will be western europe's first partial lockdown this winter, but other countries may soon follow suit. germany is considering restrictions and austria plans to lock down the unvaccinated with spot checks and hefty fines for those caught flouting the rules. translation: i would very much support nationwide regulations. l itjust has to be clear what is meant by a lockdown for the unvaccinated. in my opinion, there are still a number of open questions that need to be clarified, because we must not unsettle the public by making different claims. around one—third of austrians have yet to have their first dose and the country has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the eu. the world health organization has warned that europe is heading towards another 500,000 deaths by february, and it says vaccinations alone
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won't be enough to bring the outbreak under control. courtney bembridge, bbc news. britney spears is free. a los angelesjudge on friday ended the guardianship that allowed her father to control the pop singer's life and money for nearly 1a years. the decision follows a campaign by the #freebritney movement and ms spears' own public demand for an end of the arrangement, and means she is now able to make her own medical, financial and personal decisions for the first time since 2008. our los angeles correspondent sophie long reports. this was the moment they had been dreaming of. everything they have been fighting for. it
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does not feel real, it feels like i'm kind of in an out—of—body experience but it justis out—of—body experience but it just is so incredible that we were able to actually help this happen. were able to actually help this ha en. �* ., ., were able to actually help this hauen. �* ., . happen. after more than 13 ears, happen. after more than 13 years. the _ happen. after more than 13 years, the popstar - happen. after more than 13 years, the popstar finally . years, the popstarfinally granted herfreedom years, the popstarfinally granted her freedom any hearing that lasted just 30 minutes. so that lasted just 30 minutes. sr proud that lasted just 30 minutes. 5r proud of britney today and for the #freebritney movement which is going to continue. the sinner is going to continue. the singer was _ is going to continue. the singer was not _ is going to continue. the singer was not in - is going to continue. the singer was not in court i is going to continue. the singer was not in court but her lawyer repeated her words. "i just want my life back". the judge gave it to her and the man who helped her get it was cheered as he paid tribute to his client's strength and courage and thanked her fans for theirfight to free courage and thanked her fans for their fight to free her. you guys are absolutely the best. you are essential. yes! britney loves _ best. you are essential. yes! britney loves you. _ best. you are essential. yes! britney loves you. cheering| best. you are essential. yes! - britney loves you. cheering and applause. you _ britney loves you. cheering and applause. you are _ britney loves you. cheering and applause. you are essential- britney loves you. cheering and applause. you are essential in i applause. you are essential in terms of the — applause. you are essential in terms of the suspension - applause. you are essential in terms of the suspension of - terms of the suspension of james p spears... cheering and
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applause- — james p spears... cheering and applause. and _ james p spears... cheering and applause. and you _ james p spears... cheering and applause. and you are _ james p spears... cheering and applause. and you are also - applause. and you are also essential — applause. and you are also essential in _ applause. and you are also essential in regards - applause. and you are also essential in regards to - applause. and you are also essential in regards to what| essential in regards to what happens today.— essential in regards to what happens today. cheering and applause- _ happens today. cheering and applause- l — happens today. cheering and applause. | want _ happens today. cheering and applause. | want to _ happens today. cheering and applause. i want to scream i happens today. cheering and | applause. i want to scream and shout, #freebritney _ applause. i want to scream and shout, #freebritney now. - shout, #freebritney now. britney _ shout, #freebritney now. britney has been released from the instruct —— restrictions imposed on her when she was a new mother struggling with her mental health immediately and without any further evaluation but this is just the beginning of an end. her lawyer has called for an investigation into her father's handling called for an investigation into herfather�*s handling of a $60 million estate and allegations he bugged her bedroom. on social media she says she loves her fans much it is crazy and it was the best day ever. as for what is next for britney, but now it is up to just one person does for britney, but now it is up tojust one person does make brittany. ——up to one person, britney. sophie long, bbc news. christopher melcher is a family law expert based in los angeles. he gave me his reaction to thejudge's decision.
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i was there at the courthouse and people did go crazy after this happened. it was so long in the making. and unnecessary, because the conservatorship should never have been placed upon her in the first place. even if she was having mental health issues in 2008, this was not the type of conservatorship that is designed to manage that. this probate conservatorship that she was placed on — it's for people at end of life, who have dementia and who can't even care for themselves by putting a roof over their head. so the court should never have imposed this and then for it go on so long and take away all of her rights when she clearly was able to work was an abuse of her. such an interesting viewpoint. and the judge, he said today, didn't he, that an accountant serving as a temporary conservator should retain some powers, even after today's ruling, so what are these powers and what are the details that we should know about?
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that's just cleaning up some financial details to move the control of her money that's been handled by herfather for 13 years and then only recently this temporary conservator back to britney, so there's a lot of wealth and assets, some are held in trust, so some technical details that need to be managed so that she can retain control of those in an efficient way. that will happen within the next month and then she, with consent, would hire managers and accountants and attorneys to help her manage that — this would not be imposed any more — but although her personal freedoms were restored today, there is a few details that need to occur so that her finances can be restored. in the uk, more clothes are bought per person than any other country in europe, with around £140 million worth of clothing ending up in landfill every year.
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the fashion industry is a crucial part of the uk economy but its environmental impact is huge. our reporter anjana gadgil has been finding out how it can become more sustainable. rummaging through the racks at the british heart foundation's store in aldershot.— the british heart foundation's store in aldershot. jumpers and warm bits _ store in aldershot. jumpers and warm bits of— store in aldershot. jumpers and warm bits of clothing, _ store in aldershot. jumpers and warm bits of clothing, i - store in aldershot. jumpers and warm bits of clothing, i prefer. warm bits of clothing, i prefer coming here because obviously the money goes towards charities. b. the money goes towards charities.— the money goes towards charities. a lot of people underestimate _ charities. a lot of people underestimate there - charities. a lot of people underestimate there is l charities. a lot of people underestimate there is a j charities. a lot of people i underestimate there is a lot charities. a lot of people - underestimate there is a lot of nice _ underestimate there is a lot of nice clothes in shops and you don't — nice clothes in shops and you don't always have to go to an expensive outlet to get something really quality. | expensive outlet to get something really quality. i got a tuxedo from _ something really quality. i got a tuxedo from the _ something really quality. i got a tuxedo from the charity - something really quality. i got a tuxedo from the charity shop, £20~ _ a tuxedo from the charity shop, £20 a— a tuxedo from the charity shop, £20. �* , ., , a tuxedo from the charity shop, £20. ~ , ._ ., £20. a thrifty way for customers _ £20. a thrifty way for customers to - £20. a thrifty way for customers to buy - £20. a thrifty way for - customers to buy clothes with £20. a thrifty way for _ customers to buy clothes with a clear conscience. it’s customers to buy clothes with a clear conscience.— clear conscience. it's about sustainability, _ clear conscience. it's about sustainability, about - clear conscience. it's about i sustainability, about recycling and having less of a carbon footprint. we have great value for money as well so you support people that are on a
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budget. support people that are on a budret. ':: :: support people that are on a buduet. ':: i: , ., support people that are on a budet. ':: i: , ., , ., budget. 100 billion items of clothinu budget. 100 billion items of clothing are _ budget. 100 billion items of clothing are produced - budget. 100 billion items of clothing are produced everyj clothing are produced every year but a truck full of clothes is burned buried landfill every second. on average, we where each piece of clothing just seven times before throwing it away. so how do we change the shopping habits of a lifetime when clothes now cost so little? for students maybe, tatum and anna, money is a huge motivation. i buy my clothes from a lot of high street stalls. it is cheaper, it is more accessible. charity shops only. it is cheap, _ charity shops only. it is cheap, so cheap. it isjust great _ cheap, so cheap. it isjust great that it is affordable, as a student it helps a lot. i a student it helps a lot. tend to a student it helps a lot. i tend to shop ethically as much as possible. _ tend to shop ethically as much as possible, like _ tend to shop ethically as much as possible, like through- tend to shop ethically as much| as possible, like through small businesses _ as possible, like through small businesses instead _ as possible, like through small businesses instead of- as possible, like through small businesses instead of going . as possible, like through small businesses instead of going to| businesses instead of going to different— businesses instead of going to different high— businesses instead of going to different high street _ businesses instead of going to different high street brands. l different high street brands. in southampton, _ different high street brands. in southampton, this- different high street brands. in southampton, this store i different high street brands. | in southampton, this store is run by students at the nearby university, meant old by an entrepreneur and dragons den investor feo proceedings. up cycles and vintage clothes other bestsellers.-
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cycles and vintage clothes other bestsellers. people want to sho other bestsellers. people want to strep more _ other bestsellers. people want to shop more sustainably - other bestsellers. people want to shop more sustainably and l to shop more sustainably and ethically, they care about what we do to the planet and they do not want, like, fast fashion is a thing and it is cheaper but it is not necessary. sustainability is key to all the fashion courses taught at the fashion courses taught at the university. overconsumption is a massive _ the university. overconsumption is a massive issue _ the university. overconsumption is a massive issue and _ the university. overconsumption is a massive issue and that - the university. overconsumption is a massive issue and that it - is a massive issue and that it comes kind of throwaway things because people can buy it and buy more but i think it is about going back to the roots of fashion and actually finding something you love and want to keep forever and extend the life cycle of a garment and produce garments sustainably out of new fabrics, new innovations and new ways of making things.— innovations and new ways of making things. innovations and new ways of makinaathins. �* , , ., , making things. any stores so we are committed _ making things. any stores so we are committed to _ are committed to sustainability— example, same breeze, tesco and mns only use sustainable cotton, grown using less water and fewer chemicals. but t—shirt company team meal on the isle of wight goes a step further.— on the isle of wight goes a step further. what we want to do with our — step further. what we want to do with our business - step further. what we want to do with our business was - step further. what we want to l do with our business was make products that we wanted to see in the world. we want to change theissue in the world. we want to change the issue around
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sustainability, we want to change stuff and specifically like the way it is made and where it comes from. than? where it comes from. any leftover— where it comes from. any leftover fabric _ where it comes from. any leftover fabric once - where it comes from. any leftover fabric once the i leftover fabric once the t—shirts are made is popped and turned in the paper. clothing is only printed once an order has been placed, meaning there is no wasted stock. and the t—shirts can be returned when they are worn out and made into a new piece of clothing. lots of products _ a new piece of clothing. lots of products are _ a new piece of clothing. lots of products are made - a new piece of clothing. lots of products are made en - a new piece of clothing. lots of products are made en masse, there is mass production, mass consumption and massive amounts of waste so we have done is designed factories so they are different, powering them with renewable energy and using natural and designing products so that they come back when they are out, which of the montgomery spin them and make new products with the fabric supplied. new products with the fabric su lied. , new products with the fabric su--lied. , , ,,, new products with the fabric su--lied. , , ..y ., supplied. they supply to millions _ supplied. they supply to millions of _ supplied. they supply to millions of store - supplied. they supply to millions of store owners| millions of store owners worldwide using tech to keep costs down. keeping customers happy and slowing down the impact of fast fashion. you are watching bbc news. to
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get in touch. to stay with us. —— do get in touch. —— do stay with us. hello. well, the weather's quiet out there right now, and that's how it's going to stay through the course of the weekend. we have some sunny spells in the forecast but, generally speaking, i think a fair amount of cloud on the way. and it is going to be mild and a particularly mild morning — way above the average for the time of the year. now, this cloud is a low pressure which swept across the country during the course of friday. here it is early hours of saturday out in the north sea. and in its legacy, this high pressure here, this ridge of high pressure, builds in. but it's also a fairly cloudy area of high pressure. some breaks in the cloud through the night around scotland, maybe the lake district, into lancashire but further south, pretty overcast. and look at those temperatures — 11 degrees in the south, seven degrees in the north. it should be closer to between three and six degrees, really, this time of the year. so here's the weather
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for saturday. sunshine developing across central areas of the uk. in fact, some areas could end up being quite sunny but either side of that, in the east and the west, i think a fair bit of cloud. really mild — 1a degrees in the south, around 12 or 13 in the north. so high pressure stays in charge of the weather through the course of the weekend but this weather front starts to nudge in during the course of sunday, so there will be some rain around in the western isles but the vast majority of us, a dry day. and again, sunny spells possible almost anywhere on remembrance sunday. and again, look at the temperatures — 1a in london, 1a in belfast, a little bit fresher there in scotland, 11 degrees. the average is closer to around ten, 12 this time of the year, so we're not massively above the average during the day. again, it's the nights that are really, really mild. here's monday's weather forecast. bit of a change. some rain getting in — light, though — into perhaps northern parts of england, maybe wales too, but generally speaking, it stays on the mild
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side and dry for most of us, at least. so i think a cloudier day, at least, on the way for monday. and then tuesday, perhaps a little bit of rain getting into scotland as well but from around wednesday onwards — that's when the weather is expected to turn a little bit more unsettled. but on the whole, looking at the picture, it could be a lot worse this time of the year. it is a spell of relatively quiet weather upon us right 110w. bye— bye.
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this is bbc news. i'm alice baxter. the headlines: as the un climate summit
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in glasgow runs into extra time, delegates are considering a third draft of an agreement to try to put a limit on global warming. the conference president, alok sharma, has called for a final injection of �*can—do spirit�*. an ally of former president trump, steve bannon, has been indicted by a federal grand jury, charged with two counts of contempt of congress. mr bannon refused to give a deposition or supply documents to the committee investigating the attack on the us capitol last january. more than 1,000 migrants are spending what for many is a fifth night trapped at the border between belarus and poland amid a continuing stand—off between the two countries. us presidentjoe biden has expressed his concern about the situation on the border. hundreds of teachers have been targeted in recent weeks by pupils who've anonymously made abusive videos on the social media platform tiktok.

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