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this is bbc news. i'm sally bundock with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. a new coronavirus lockdown in austria, but only for the unvaccinated. around two million people who aren't double—jabbed are told to stay home. anti—terror police make three arrests after an explosion outside a maternity hospital in liverpool. one person was killed. in first high level talks since the crisis began, the eu warns belarus the build up of migrants at the border has to stop. we have a special report. another election, another uncertain outcome in bulgaria. the third parliamentary poll this year fails to return a majority party.
a very warm welcome to the programme. austria has introduced a lockdown for two million people who are yet to receive two doses of the coronavirus vaccine. they've been told to stay at home except for work and essential shopping. the country has one of the highest infection rates in europe, but new restrictions are being brought in — or considered — across much of the continent, amid rising infections. courtney bembridge has this report. there was a last—minute rush at vaccination centres in upper austria, on the eve of new restrictions for those not yet protected. unvaccinated austrians were already barred from visiting restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas, but they're now told to stay home except for work and food shopping.
it'll be policed using spot checks with hefty fines for those caught breaking the rules. austria has one of the lowest vaccination rates in western europe — around 64% of the population is fully vaccinated, which leaves 2 million people yet to get two doses. and the country has one of the highest infection rates in europe — more than 800 cases per 100,000 people. the icus are starting to fill up. it's already projected that within two weeks we will have reached the limit, and we know that the cases we see now will be those that fill up the icus in two weeks, so there's need for some measure right now. but not everyone agrees. crowds gathered over the weekend in salzburg and vienna to make their opposition clear. translation: i'm here today because i want to fight - for my rights. these measures are absolutely discriminatory. my body, our bodies,
we have a right to decide about them. a fourth wave of infections is gripping much of europe and the continent is once again the epicentre of the virus. eastern european nations with lower vaccination rates like latvia and russia were among the first to bring back restrictions, but even the netherlands with a vaccination rate above 80% has reintroduced a partial lockdown for at least three weeks. and germany is also weighing up new restrictions. courtney bembridge, bbc news. let's have a look at what other countries are doing in terms of taking further steps to get their populations vaccinated. across the eu, countries have introduced variations on israel's �*green pass' scheme where people need to show they've been vaccinated before being allowed into indoor venues. in singapore, from 8 december any unvaccinated covid—19 patients who require hospital treatment will have to pay for it themselves — previously the state had been
covering the cost. and in the uk, everyone working in a care home must be vaccinated. they are also stepping up measures to see those working in the national health service to be vaccinated as well. meanwhile in new zealand, teachers will now be banned from the classroom if they have not been vaccinated. the measure is part of the country's zero covid policy — but critics warn it could see some schools forced to return to online lessons as there will not be enough staff on site. i'm joined now by the head of initial teacher education at the university of auckland, dr paul heyward. welcome to the programme. so is there a deadline day by which teachers must be double vaccinated in new zealand? january one 2022 will be the day that everyone needs to be
double dosed with the pfizer vaccine and today was the day that all teachers needed to have at least one dose. ﬁnd have at least one dose. and what is the _ have at least one dose. and what is the impact - have at least one dose. and what is the impact so - have at least one dose. and what is the impact so far? l have at least one dose. and what is the impact so far? we hear some classrooms may not have their teachers.— have their teachers. there has been, have their teachers. there has been. some — have their teachers. there has been, some schools _ have their teachers. there has been, some schools have - been, some schools have definitely had an impact today. i was reading in the national paper that some small rural schools that traditionally have been hard to staff and have a low rate of teacher supply have been impacted today. there was one school where only one teacher could turn up and 44 students so not an ideal students so not an ideal student to teacher ratio. ﬁnd student to teacher ratio. and what are teachers _ student to teacher ratio. and what are teachers saying about the fact that they have to have the fact that they have to have the vaccine? i understand that you have had both but what is the mood about this among
teachers? new zealand is 90% one dose and we are at 80% for two doses so a fairly high rate and i say teachers would reflect that. so the majority, a big majority of teachers will be double vaccinated. but i think, whether you are vaccinated or not, i think people are really feeling the stress of suddenly having colleagues that they have worked with for many years who are now no longer able to continue with thejob are now no longer able to continue with the job that they love and we are in danger of losing some very talented teachers. and that is because they do not want the vaccine? i assume this measure does not apply to those who for medical reasons cannot have the vaccine. reasons cannot have the vaccine-— reasons cannot have the vaccine. ., . vaccine. correct. so those medical— vaccine. correct. so those medical reasons -
vaccine. correct. so those medical reasons are - vaccine. correct. so thosej medical reasons are really strict so the latest information i have is that there are four people with exemption claims so it is a high bar to get an exemption. in new zealand, many around the world have looked at the actions of jacinda world have looked at the actions ofjacinda ardern and the leadership there and praised the strong and quick reaction to covid. given where we are now in this long battle nearly 20 months on, what are your thoughts about how it has been handled in new zealand? i think we have done a really good job as a nation in reducing the number of fatalities due to covid. that is been our success and something that we are rightly proud of. now we are heading towards 90% people being vaccinated and people are starting to fade —— fray at the
edges. within the double vaccinated 90% there are different opinions about how we should move out of different areas of lockdown and in the 10% were not vaccinated there are a small minority who are loud and vociferous and that is definitely putting pressure on the government because they take up airtime. thank you very much for sharing your views on this. doctor paul hayward they're joining this. doctor paul hayward they'rejoining us this. doctor paul hayward they're joining us from the university of auckland. here in the uk, counter—terrorism police are leading an investigation into the circumstances surrounding yesterday morning's explosion in a taxi outside liverpool women's hospital — which killed the passenger and injured the driver. three men in their 20s have been arrested under the terms of the terrorism act. the explosion has yet to be declared a terrorist act. james reynolds report does
contain some flashing images. the police say they are working at speed to establish the circumstances of this, the car explosion just outside the liverpool women's hospital in central liverpool. it happened shortly before 11 o'clock yesterday morning at a time when remembrance day services were about to begin across the country. the driver survived the blast in the passenger who has not been named, was killed. unfortunately i can confirm that one person has died and another taken to hospital where another ta ken to hospital where he another taken to hospital where he is being treated for his injuries which, thankfully, are not life—threatening to so far we understand that the car involved was a taxi which pulled up at the hospital shortly before the explosion occurred. in the kensington area of liverpool, around one mile from the explosion, three men aged 21,26 and 29 were
arrested under the terrorism act. this gives authorities the power to hold detainees for up to 14 days without charge. and late at night a number of homes in ryton and nearby cumberland avenue were evacuated with a report that they were close to the house raided by the police in the hours after the incident. counterterrorism police of the north—west are leading the overall investigation being supported by officers from merseyside police and the security service, mi5, is also assisting. investigators say they are keeping an open mind as to what caused the explosion. james reynolds, bbc news. let's get some of the day's other news. the authorities in burkina faso say at least twenty people have been killed in a militant attack in the northern border region. nineteen of the victims are said to have been officers in the military police; one was a civilian. the militants targeted an outpost near a goldmine
in inata; two days earlier seven police officers were killed in another attack in the region, which borders mali and niger. islamist militants with links to al qaeda and the islamic state operate in the frontier area. the three countries, backed by chad and france, have deployed hundreds of troops there. america's fbi has admitted that hackers exploited a flaw in security systems to send thousands of fake messages from one of their e—mail accounts. the messages warned recipients about a possible upcoming cyber attack. the agency said no personal data was compromised. the us state department has condemned the cuban authorities for a crackdown on anti—government protests in havana. pro—democracy demonstrators took to the streets on sunday to call for the release of over 600 activists — imprisoned for their involvement in protests in july. a number of arrests were made at the protests themselves, while havana's communist regime
also prevented prominent dissidents from attending. european union foreign ministers will meet later in brussels to talk about the windings actions that make winding's actions that make sanctions against belarus. poland has accused the ruse of helping migrants cross into its territory by force. thousands of people are at a makeshift camp on the border of belarus and poland in during freezing conditions. our correspondent has been to the polish side of the border and her report contains images that you may find distressing from the start. in the freezing darkness of a polish forest, the human cost of the political deadlock. woman groans in pain. this woman is severely hypothermic and, we are told, pregnant. groaning. she had made it across
the borderfrom belarus. it's ok, it's ok. volunteers, then border guards, found her here with her husband and five children. they're in police custody, she's in hospital, and two other men who were with them were reportedly pushed back into belarus. there were five kids among them... piotr, who was there and gave us the footage, is from an informal network of people who try to help those who make it across the border. whether you are pro—refugees or against them, i think we all deeply agree that people need some basic humanitarian help. at the border, desperation. people trapped in the cold of a makeshift camp on the belarusian side. poland refuses to let them in, and today accused belarus — backed by russia — of preparing the people here to storm the eu border en masse. some people have made it across the border. they are hiding in the forests along its length. behind them, a hostile
belarusian border force. ahead of them, a europe where they're not really wanted. and the polish government would prefer you not to know about them. journalists and aid agencies are banned from getting too close to the border. but mischa lives inside the exclusion zone and helps the people he sees. recently, i met a group of 25 people from iraq and before 15 from syria, some guys from somalia, some people from turkey, so probably around 100 or something. we went back to the woods where the young family was found. the geopolitical stand—off continues — belarus and russia against poland and the west. these scattered possessions a reminder of those caught in the middle. jenny hill, bbc news, poland. the son of the former libyan leader muammar gaddafi has registered as a presidential candidate.
saif al—islam gaddafi is one of the most prominent figures expected to run in december�*s presidential election. he was once the heir apparent to his father, but his support for a brutal crackdown on protesters ten years ago tarnished his image. his father, muammar gaddafi, was swept from power in 2011 after a nato—backed uprising — which made way for a decade of chaos and violence. this is what his son, said about his presidential bid. translation: may god bring i truth between us and our people and elect the honourable. god makes the decision, even if the infidels hate it. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: more pressure on china over sexual assault allegations made of a former top political leader by tennis player peng shuai.
benazir bhutto has claimed victory in pakistan's general election, and she's asked pakistan's president to name her as prime minister. jackson's been released on bail of $3 million after turning himself in to police in santa barbara. it was the biggest i demonstration so far of the fast—growing european anti—nuclear movement. - the south african government has announced that it's opening the country's remaining whites—only beaches to people of all races. this will lead to a black majority government in this country and the destruction of the white civilisation. part of the centuries—old windsor castle, one - of the queen's residences, has been consumed by firej for much of the day. 150 firemen have been battling the blaze, which has caused i millions of pounds worth of damage. | this is bbc news, the latest headlines:
in austria, a lockdown comes into effect for people who aren't fully vaccinated against covid—19. anti—terror police make three arrests after an explosion outside a maternity hospital in liverpool. one person was killed. struggling with one of europe's worst covid—19 surges, bulgaria is now also facing continuing political uncertainty — as no single party has emerged with a majority in its parliamentary elections. the race for the presidency is also likely to go into a second round, as gail maclellan reports. bulgaria as gail maclellan reports. hopes its third parliamentary bulgaria hopes its third parliamentary election this year will secure a parliament that will finally deal with the coronavirus pandemic. 65 parties contested the
selection, a sign of the huge political choice on offer to the country's electorate of just under 7 million. but it seems that a and new anticorruption party called we continue the change has done well and could lead the next government. the party was founded just weeks ago by harvard graduates in their early 40s. harvard graduates in their early 405-— harvard graduates in their earl 40s. �* ,, �* ~ harvard graduates in their earl 40s. ~ ~ ~ ., early 40s. translation: we know that the next _ early 40s. translation: we know that the next government - early 40s. translation: we know that the next government of - that the next government of bulgaria will be a coalition. what's important here is to talk about two priorities that cannot be excluded. changing the chief prosecutor and setting up an anticorruption agency so that for the first time we will indeed stop corruption in bulgaria. one of the poorest — corruption in bulgaria. one of the poorest states _ corruption in bulgaria. one of the poorest states and - corruption in bulgaria. one of the poorest states and the i the poorest states and the european union, bulgaria has been struggling with rising covid deaths and has felt the lack of a stable government. translation: i hope to have a normal parliament, normal
government and a normal president, because if we continue to be divided it is like a bundle of sticks. they break if you separate them but not if you stay together. so i hope we stay more united. in the presidential election run on the same day, the incumbent came a clearfirst on the same day, the incumbent came a clear first will probably have to face is a second case challenger in a run—off next weekend. the country has become used to fractured parliaments and the low turnout operably under a0 in the final tally shows little voter enthusiasm. gail maclellan, bbc news. the women's tennis association has spoken of its deep concern regarding the chinese player, peng shuai after she publicly accused the country's former vice—premier of sexual assault. in a post on chinese social media site weibo, the former world number one doubles player said she was "forced" into a sexual relationship with zhang gaoli.
the post was soon deleted. peng acknowledged she would not be able to provide proof, while zhang, has not responded to her claims. in a statement on sunday, wta chairman and ceo, steve simon, said "peng shuai, and all women, deserve to be heard, not censored. her accusation about the conduct of a former chinese leader involving a sexual assault must be treated with the utmost seriousness." going on to say... tennis icon, billiejean king, re—tweeted the statement, saying: ben rothenberg is a tennis journalist and host of the �*no challenges remaining' podcast. he's been following the story.
some other reports earlier had suggested that she was missing or that she had disappeared. an interview that the new york times did earlier today with the ceo of the wta, steve simon, he indicated that they believe she's safe, they do not believe she's in any physical danger, and that they've spoken to people who are aware of her whereabouts — even if they've not been able to establish direct contact with peng shuai as of yet. no, i think they really had to make a choice here, the wta, whether it was going to sort of step back in lieu of its enormous business investments into china — unintelligible of the tour into china and the chinese market after the success of li na, who won the french open in 2011, it was really seen as being a windfall for women's tennis and they could open this new chinese market and tap into it and they put many of their biggest tournaments there. but the tour today, and steve simon, made pretty clear they're standing behind their player and willing to stand up to the chinese government and the sort of censorship and things like that that are attached to it. the wta really does
rely on china for a lot they finally did speak out, they really took a very, very firm stand and i think carved out some really strong ground for themselves in terms of what they were willing to do for stand up for principles overjust the money on the table. let's get the latest sport from the bbc sports centre. hello, i'm tulsen tollett and this is your sports news where we start with cricket and australia beat new zealand by eight wickets in dubai to win the men's t20 world cup. australia won a toss and sent the new zealanders into bat where they posted a competitive total of 172 for a, but mitchell marsh and glenn maxwell led the aussies to the win with seven balls remaining as they celebrated victory for the first time in this tournament. to be fairwe to be fair we have probably under performed in the past. we have had some great teams on the way. this team is pretty special. the camaraderie, the way that everyone really cares for each other and looks after
each other. to european world cup qualifying where cristiano ronaldo's portugal will have to go through the play offs to make the finals next year after a 2—1 loss to serbia in lisbon. meanwhile, spain have secured their placed in next year's finals with a 1—0 win over sweden in group b. a draw would've been enough to see luis enrique's side through to qatar but alvaro morata found the winning goal in the 86th minute which means sweden drop into the play offs. later on monday, italy are in belfast to play northern ireland knowing they need a win to guarantee an automatic place in qatar next year. roberto mancini's side are level on points with switzerland who play bulgaria in lucerne but the italian's have a superior goal difference. lewis hamilton remarkably kept alive his formula one title hopes alive by winning the brazilian grand prix despite having been penalised and starting from 10th on the grid. hamilton took the lead with 12 laps to go in sao paulo and cut verstappen's advantage
in the championship to 1a points with three races remaining. the atp tour finals started in turin for the first time earlier on sunday with home favourite matteo berretini having to withdraw from his opening match against alexander zverev having lost the first set and the opening game of the second set. the italian suffered a side strain that may put him out of the tournament while earlier second seeded russian and reigning champion daniil medvedev returned from a set down against the 8th seeded pole huber hurkacz holfing his nerve to claim a 6—7, 6—3, 6—a win making it 23 victories in his last 26 matches while top seed novak djokovic features on monday. the wta finals continue in guadalajara, mexico where karolina pliskova has come from a set down to beat fellow czech barbora krecikova. the 3rd seed lost the opening set without winning a game but struck back to take the next two as the match lasted a little over two hours. to golf, and on the lpga tour nelly korda has won
the pelican open in florida in a play off despite triple bogeying the 17th hole. lexi thompson had a chance to win it in regulation but missed her par putt on the final hole before failing to sink her par putt on the 18th during the play off after korda had birdied it, meaning the 23 year old lifted the trophy. nine—time former moto gp world champion valentino rossi ended his career on sunday by finishing 10th in the valencian grand prix. the a2—year—old was given well wishes by the likes of hollywood stars tom cruise and keanu reeves along with roger federer and rafael nadal as he finished his a32nd race. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me tulsen tollett and the rest of the team that's your sports news for now. that is indeed. we will have all the top is in stories right here next for you want bbc news
so do stay with us, including a look at how parts of europe are starting to lockdown, whereas the tourism in india is beginning to reopen. see you in just a moment. hello. we've had some drizzle and patchy light rain across parts of east anglia and south east england this afternoon but the main rain band is pushing into the north and west of scotland. we can see it here on the earlier satellite picture, this bank of cloud, and it will continue on its journey south and eastwards through this evening and overnight. some heavy and persistent rain also pushing into parts of northern ireland. it will be weakening as it moves its way south and eastward but we could see some patchy rain into the far north of england by dawn. further south, there will be some drizzle, particularly for western and eastern coasts and also over hills. there could be a few clearer slots across southern england, allowing temperatures to drop to 5 or 6 celsius. for most, it is a mild night with the lows between 7 and 10 celsius, and that is the theme, really, for the week ahead. staying mild both by day and by night and most of the rain will be in the north and west of scotland.
so into monday, we've still got this front lingering, but it's running into an area of high pressure, so it's weakening all the while. still a lot of cloud on it, still some patchy rain through monday morning across parts of southern scotland, initially, into northern england, maybe parts of wales, the far south—west of england. behind it, something much brighter with some sunshine across a large swathe of scotland and northern ireland, but ahead of it, still a lot of cloud for much of england and wales with highs of 11—13 celsius. then through monday evening and overnight, the cloud base likely to lower across much of england and wales, bringing some patchy drizzle but more persistent rain will be starting to approach the north and the west of scotland and the winds will be strengthening as well — you can see the isobars much closer together here — so some wetter, windier weather through tuesday across northern ireland and northern and western scotland. that will tend to weaken as the day wears on but some of that rain heavy and persistent. across england and wales, it should be mainly a dry day. maybe a few bright or sunny spells, but certainly a lot of cloud and highs again on tuesday typically 10—13 celsius.
as we look a little bit further ahead, well, it looks like that frontal system that we see on tuesday will be sliding its way across the uk, but once again running into high pressure, so most of the rain will tend to fizzle out and behind it, what we start to see is some slightly cooler air digging in, so the chance of some showers across northern and western scotland on wednesday and they could well be wintry over the highest ground. but essentially, for much of the week ahead, it's looking mostly dry, if rather cloudy, mild by day and night, and much of the rain across the north and west of scotland.
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