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welcome to bbc news. i'm david eades. our top stories: with tensions on trade, taiwan and climate change, the us and chinese presidents begin their most extensive talks since january. the uk raises its terror threat level after an explosion in liverpool. police say they believe the man killed in the blast made the device himself. the eu steps up sanctions once more over the migrant crisis at the belarusian border. hundreds are trapped in freezing conditions. these people want a better life. they are desperate to get to the european union, which is right here. also, reckless and irresponsible: the us hits out at russia over a missile test that it says endangered the crew
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of the international space station. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. the leaders of the two most powerful nations on earth are holding a virtual summit to seek ways to calm the increasingly tense relations between china and the united states. joe biden and xi xinping exchanged initial pleasantries at the start of discussions, which are expected to address some of the key differences between the two countries, from issues of human rights to territorial tensions. in opening remarks, both men spoke of the need for a sound and steady relationship and mutual respect. mr biden also said they needed guardrails to help prevent conflict.
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and i think it is very important, as i have told other world leaders when i ask about our relationship, is that we have always communicated with one another very honestly, candidly, and we never walk away, wondering what the other man is thinking. and i think thatis man is thinking. and i think that is an important ingredient for this relationship, to be open and candid in terms of our relationship. the bbc�*s stephen mcdonnell is in beijing. i noted xijinping talked i noted xi jinping talked about my old friend, joe biden. i suppose that is a start given all the tensions. it suppose that is a start given all the tensions.— all the tensions. it is interesting _ all the tensions. it is interesting because l all the tensions. it is - interesting because also, the chinese side has been releasing some note in terms of what has been said so far. perhaps i can share it with you. this is via their wire service, they say xi
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jinping spoke about the global village of humanity facing multiple challenges, and that these two leaders need to work together to advance the noble cause of world peace. so very positive messages coming out of the chinese side. i suppose the potential pessimistic scenario is that in the lead up to this meeting, both beijing and washington stressed that one of the crucial things from these discussions was to ensure that in this time of strategic competition, they don't drift into conflict. now, many people will be happy that they are speaking about not dragging the rest of the world into conflict, but the fact they have to say it at all is a bit of a worry. look at all those flashpoints around the world and itjust shows that flashpoints around the world and it just shows that so flashpoints around the world and itjust shows that so many people places where tensions have been rising between china and the us but at least they are talking, i guess, is the relief in a way.-
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relief in a way. interesting the very — relief in a way. interesting the very language - relief in a way. interesting the very language you - relief in a way. interesting the very language you use j the very language you use there, joe biden has also used to ensure that competition doesn't veer into conflict. you make a very valid point there. they will presumably have to address some of the nitty—gritty in the relations between the two countries, but one wouldn't expect that to shift very much, would it? i thinkjust talking is good, and for both sides, maven even especially on the chinese side, it is the kind of sprinkle down effect of having these talks take place —— may be. for a long time all these tensions between china and the us have been building up without ministerial level talks, without these senior discussions. i think all these other people in major roles in the communist party seeing that those talks are taking place will see that the government is
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trying to maybe get on a better footing with the us. for example, the climate talks, we saw a joint statement between the two countries. i think there are areas where they can work together, but the sticking points are still huge, whether it be trade, because of coronavirus, south china sea in taiwan and the like. i don't think we expect any grade breakthrough in terms of agreement there, but talking really isn't nothing. it is a step forward in terms of sending a signal to their people on either side of these discussions.— discussions. yeah, even if it is a virtual _ discussions. yeah, even if it is a virtual talk— discussions. yeah, even if it is a virtual talk for _ discussions. yeah, even if it is a virtual talk for now. - is a virtual talk for now. steve, thank you very much for now. here in the uk, the terror threat level has been raised to severe after an explosion in a liverpool taxi on sunday. police have named the passenger who died when he set off a device in the vehicle. he was 32—year—old emad al swealmeen who wasn't known to security services. four people arrested earlier have now been released. our special correspondent,
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ed thomas, reports. remembrance sunday as the nation falls silent. david perry's taxi rolls in before the unthinkable happens. moments after the blast, look at the driver's door. you can see david escape. he runs away. others rush in to help. this is thought to be david with his hands on his head. this evening, his wife rachel said it was a miracle he survived, and he's trying to process what's happened. today, detectives confirmed the passenger who had the explosive device had asked to be taken to the hospital. yesterday, shortly before iiam, a local taxidriver picked up a fare in the rutland avenue area of liverpool. the fare, a man, had asked to be taken to liverpool women's hospital, which was about ten minutes away.
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as the taxi approached the drop—off point at the hospital, an explosion occurred from within the car. tonight, david perry's family said he's lucky to be alive and that he's doing 0k. he's also been praised by the prime minister, who urged the public to be alert. it is a stark reminder of the need for us all to remain utterly vigilant. and the independentjoint terrorism analysis centre, jtac, are today raising the uk threat level from substantial to severe, meaning an attack is highly likely. police have confirmed tonight the identity of the man who died as 32—year—old emad al swealmeen, a syrian refugee befriended by malcolm hitchcott and his wife elizabeth when he arrived in the uk. they supported him and knew him as �*enzo'. how are you coping with all of this? we'rejust so...so sad.
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and what do you remember of enzo? well, wejust loved him. he was a lovely guy. were you shocked when you saw this today? very. there is a forensic search for evidence at the hospital... it's just horrifying. you can't believe what type of person would do that. ..while david perry's friends and colleagues carry on working in disbelief at what's happened. i think it's absolutely shocking. it's...how a man can go out to do his normal day's work and potentially lose his life. he sustained a lot of injuries — i believe burst eardrums, he's got a back fracture. that's just words going in between different drivers, the various injuries and burst eardrums, so obviously it's going to just be a shock for him and also his family. i think he's a hero. so, he's coming all the time in this shop. he's a very nice person
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as well. _ but it's here at the hospital where the panic of yesterday was most acute. this was filmed inside the hospital by the father of a newborn baby. we're not using the sound, but he comforts his distraught wife as the fire takes hold. today, parents and expectant mothers told us it was terrifying. just, we feel horrible. like, we feel not safe, it's just really scary, whatever the case was, that they would end up at a women's hospital, when there's loads of babies and things like that. it'sjust awful. this is now an investigation involving counterterror police and the security services as they move quickly to find out why this happened and if anyone else knew. ed thomas, bbc news, liverpool. several hundred migrants have moved from a camp in belarus and pushed their way into one of the main border crossings into poland, causing a tense stand—off with polish border guards. eu foreign ministers blame belarus for causing
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the situation and are planning further sanctions against the country. our correspondent steve rosenberg has travelled to the border where he met migrants trapped between the two nations. in the migrant camp, word had got out — they'd been told this was the moment to make it into the eu. everyone here wanted to believe it was going to happen and the belarusian soldiers didn't try to stop them. in their thousands, they streamed towards the border crossing that leads from belarus to poland. and the closer they came, the more urgent it got. the last fence on the belarus side swept away. so after a week in the camp, the migrants are now pouring through,
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right up to the checkpoint with poland. they're determined to be let through to the european union. announcer: attention, attention... _ but it was no entry. if you don't follow... polish police were out in force and standing firm. always baby crying for the milk, for nappy, we don't have nothing. please come and help these people, all the guys. the eu says belarus is using migrants as a weapon against the west, to pressure europe, a form of hybrid warfare. these people want a better life. they are desperate to get to the european union, which is right here. but the eu says that these migrants are being used, exploited by belarus to spark a humanitarian crisis on the eu's doorstep. back in the camp, we heard stories of how belarusian soldiers had helped some migrants try to cross illegally into poland.
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in the night, they told us, "you will go to poland." they cut the fence. the belarusians cut for us and we ran. we run a lot. and then we hide ourselves in the forest. they see us and return back to the site. it is like a football game. we are in the middle. many of these migrants from the middle east say they're escaping conflicts at home. they've paid thousands of dollars each to get here, but they're stuck. they say there's no way back, but for now, there's no way forward. steve rosenberg, bbc news, belarus. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: adele tells oprah about the terrifying anxiety attacks she suffered in the breakdown of her 8—year marriage.
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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 fire for much of the day. - 150 firemen have been battling the blaze, - which has caused millions. of pounds worth of damage.
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this is bbc news. the latest headlines: amid tensions including trade, taiwan and climate change, the us and chinese presidents begin their most extensive talks since january. donald trump's former white house advisor, steve bannon, has appeared in court charged with refusing to testify or provide documents to a congressional committee investigating the us capitol riots injanuary. mr bannon didn't enter a plea. after the hearing, he said his supporters should remain focused on taking on what he described as the "illegitimate biden regime." let's speak to us political analyst, max kutner. he's in new york. i suppose it is something to be said that stephen bannon finds himself in this medicament, it
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says something about the power of the congressional hearing? that's right. this shows the congressional panel doesn't have power and all the people who they are asking to come in and provide information, interviews, if they do not comply, this is what is going to happen and even if these congressional committees do not have a lot of enforcement power, they have the department ofjustice under their side, at least in this case, willing to get the criminal referral and make moves on it.— get the criminal referral and make moves on it. what is it they want — make moves on it. what is it they want to _ make moves on it. what is it they want to hear _ make moves on it. what is it they want to hear from - make moves on it. what is it i they want to hear from stephen bannon? it does not necessarily refer directly to the practice and what resulted? it is interesting _ and what resulted? it is interesting to _ and what resulted? it is interesting to me - and what resulted? it is interesting to me that l and what resulted? it is l interesting to me that the events in question why when stephen bannon was not even involved with the white house. according to the committee, stephen bannon onjanuary according to the committee, stephen bannon on january five, the day before the events at the day before the events at the capitol was in dc try to
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get people riled up for what would happen next day. it is important to remember what charges he is facing. it is not raising incitement of writing, which could be up to five years in a prison, he is facing charges for not turning over information when asked, not showing up for an interview which he and his lawyer have said is because of executive privilege. i have had a preview of the litigation strategy from his lawyer this evening, and the lawyer said this was a politicisation of the process and they intend to fight this and they intend to fight this and president trump invoked privileges and it is honouring that invocation.— that invocation. this is going under the — that invocation. this is going under the offensive - that invocation. this is going under the offensive fruit - under the offensive fruit defence. stephen bannon says going on the offence against the illegitimate biden regime.
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what can we expect? he said he wants a takedown nancy pelosi, biden, all these other democrats he believes were involved in the political process of bringing him to court. he says he's tired of being on the defensive and want to go on the offence. this is classic stephen bannon, clearly thatis classic stephen bannon, clearly that is what he's doing right now, causing a disruption. it will interesting to see if other people who this congressional panel are trying to bring in our going to be as disrupt and to bring in our going to be as disruptand are to bring in our going to be as disrupt and are willing to co—operate, especially now that the panel has shown it will not let these people not get away with not showing up. what thank you very much indeed. after more than 60 years of space exploration, there are hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk circulating above us. and russia hasjust added to that number, by blowing up one of its old satellites, creating a cloud of debris which forced the crew aboard
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the international space station to take shelter. courtney bembridge has more. an explosion 400 kilometres above the earth has goals criticism. this satellite stop working years ago. at the international space station, the crew had to shelter from the crew had to shelter from the debris. the us has condemned russia. russia? dangerous _ condemned russia. russia? dangerous and _ condemned russia. russia? j dangerous and irresponsible behaviour jeopardises the long—term sustainability of outer space and demonstrates that russia's claims of opposing the weaponisation of space are disingenuous and hypocritical. space are disingenuous and hypocritical-— space are disingenuous and h ocritical. ., ., ., hypocritical. the international s - ace hypocritical. the international space station _ hypocritical. the international space station currently - hypocritical. the international space station currently has i space station currently has seven crew members on board, four americans, seven crew members on board, fouramericans, german seven crew members on board, four americans, german and to russians, seeing here being welcomed onto the iss last
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week. the russian space agency, roscosmos, downplayed the incident saying it has moved away from the iss but and it is in the green design. but the us assess the freight is far from over. , . , assess the freight is far from over. , ., , , ., assess the freight is far from over. , ., , ,., ., over. the test has so far generated _ over. the test has so far generated over - over. the test has so far generated over 1500 - over. the test has so far. generated over 1500 pieces over. the test has so far- generated over 1500 pieces of trackable orbital debris and pieces of smaller orbital debris that now threaten the interests of all nation. it is estimated _ interests of all nation. it is estimated that _ interests of all nation. it is estimated that there - interests of all nation. it is estimated that there are i interests of all nation. it is estimated that there are around a million pieces of spacejunk circulating above us. even tiny fragments of moving that quickly could puncture the walls of the iss or destroy other vital weather and telecommunication satellites. courtney bembridge, bbc news. let's speak to space analyst and former nasa engineer, keith cowing, who's the editor of nasa watch. thank you forjoining us. just
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how risky was this? it is risky and also _ how risky was this? it is risky and also baffling. _ how risky was this? it is risky and also baffling. you - how risky was this? it is risky and also baffling. you have i how risky was this? it is risky i and also baffling. you have got thousands of pieces of space junk in an orbit that will overlap the space station and oddly enough, the russians have two of their own people. they launched this thing knowing they would have to go through it. meanwhile, you get this tweet which a presenter read which was a bad translation which was a bad translation which really says we are in the green zone. nasa did not say anything until the end of the day so there is something else going on here that we are not seeing behind the scenes. you could speculate all you want but the real question is why would russia and danger its own people? —— endanger. it is would russia and danger its own people? -- endanger.— people? -- endanger. it is the test of antisatellite _ people? -- endanger. it is the test of antisatellite missile, i test of antisatellite missile, taking the opportunity, they will pick it as something not
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terribly risky, whatever the green zone is, maybe it isn't fair to say america would heighten that sense of anxiety? — — maybe it is affair. you - - maybe it is affair. you could have _ - - maybe it is affair. you could have picked - - - maybe it is affair. youj could have picked another satellite somewhere else stop it is likejumping in front of it is like jumping in front of an it is likejumping in front of an ambulance or school bus. pick a worse target, please. what is the follow—up to this and tonight you have the astronauts and cosmonauts slipping into their escape craft because there is still afraid. that threat is not going away and will get worse over time and affect every nations's spacecraft. a lot of people scratching their heads over this one. aha, people scratching their heads over this one.— over this one. a similar analogy _ over this one. a similar analogy was _ over this one. a similar analogy was used, - over this one. a similar analogy was used, a i over this one. a similar i analogy was used, a form over this one. a similar - analogy was used, a form of madness. simply because it is so am controllable and there is enoughjunk up there?
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so am controllable and there is enough junk up there?- so am controllable and there is enough junk up there? enough “unk up there? there is alread enough junk up there? there is already too _ enough junk up there? there is already too much _ enough junk up there? there is already too much of _ enough junk up there? there is already too much of the - enough junk up there? there is already too much of the stuff i already too much of the stuff and here we are people talking about putting constellations up there and thousands of settlers and that is an issue in and of itself although that is somewhat controllable with traffic monitoring and thoughtful money but this is just... it borders on terrorism because you're wanting to blow something up with fragments going wherever they wish and it is afraid it will continue to bother people for years. every time you do this, it is a decade long risk or longer. it was a spy satellite so maybe there is some thinking about why they want to get rid of it. that said, they are playing it down. the crew of the iss do not appear to have been hurt at the end of it.— the end of it. what do we make of it all? they _ the end of it. what do we make of it all? they dodged - the end of it. what do we make of it all? they dodged stuff - of it all? they dodged stuff before. there is a lot of stuff up before. there is a lot of stuff up there and they routinely have to dodge the staff and if
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you get close, as a precaution they go inside the capsule but if you're going to do something deliberately, one country tells the other, we will do something. the state department was asked, did you get an advance warning on this and they said, no.— they said, no. maybe that is they said, no. maybe that is the point- — they said, no. maybe that is the point. good _ they said, no. maybe that is the point. good to - they said, no. maybe that is the point. good to speak- they said, no. maybe that is the point. good to speak to | the point. good to speak to you. the point. good to speak to ou. . ~' the point. good to speak to ou. . ~ , ., y the point. good to speak to ou. . ~' , ., , . the point. good to speak to ou. ., ~' , ., , . ~ , you. thank you very much. my pleasure- _ as she prepares to release her latest album this week, the british singer, adele, has spoken candidly about her divorce, and the crippling anxiety attacks she's suffered since then. she's been speaking to oprah winfrey. there are some flashing images in this report from victoria derbyshire. this was adele's first tv interview about the release of her new album. she said because her own dad left when she was just two, she had promised herself that whatever happened, when she had children, she would always stay with her partner. what do you think the deep wound from the past, from you as a little girl growing up, you are trying to heal as you reach for your relationships as an adult woman?
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my dad's absolute lack of presence and effort with me. but you know, as i got older, i definitely understood that it was the alcohol. it wasn't a choice that he was necessarily making himself that he didn't want to... but when you are little, you don't know. when you're little you don't know. she told 0prah she was embarrassed that her marriage of eight years crumbled and said it felt like that meant she was disrespecting the institution of marriage. it was just exhausting trying to, like, keep going with it. it's a process, the process of a divorce, the process of being a single parent. the process of not seeing your child every single day wasn't really a plan that i had when i became a mum. adele also revealed she had suffered paralysing anxiety attacks after her divorce and only started going to the gym mainly to control the stress. it led to her losing over seven stone in two years, but crucially, she said, it helped her mental health.
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it became my time, me having a plan every day when i had no plans. i had no idea what each day was going to bring for me, but me knowing that, "0k, 9am, i'm going to go to the gym, "0k, great, well that gives me some discipline. "0k, ipm, i'm going to go fora hike." you know, having these sort of pins in my day helped me keep myself together. you weren't even starting out trying to lose weight? no, not at all, i wasn't bothered about that at all, but in that process of having lost all that weight, i definitely really contributed towards me getting my mind right and giving me... it sharpened everything. without a shadow of a doubt. like, it gave me real purpose. that is the new look adele stop her new album coming out later in the week. if you want more, we have more on the website, running through the issues of weight loss, divorce and mental health. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @ bbcdavideades. it is always good to hear from
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you. if there is anything we have covered into the bulletin you would like to refer to, let us know. this is bbc news. hello. well, tuesday promises to be a dry day across most of the uk. it's going to be cloudy and mild once again. and, in fact, not much change expected for the next few days. if anything, the temperatures could rise even further. so why is it so mild? well, on the satellite picture, you'll see this big weather front here. this is very much where the jet stream is. thejet stream is pushing along the weather fronts, but it's also separating the mild air to the south, which has engulfed the uk, and indeed much of europe, and is keeping the cold air at bay. so we are to the south of the jet stream in that milder air. but scotland is a little closer to the weather fronts in the north atlantic, so that does mean some of that rain grazing the western isles through the course of the early hours. elsewhere, it'll be dry.
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and where the skies will have cleared, perhaps 4—5 celsius at dawn, so a little on the nippy side, but generally mild. now, that weather front does move into scotland, northern ireland, perhaps the lake district and the north of wales, but the rain will be light and fleeting and will quickly fizzle away. east and south, it's going to be dry. perhaps a bit of brightness, too. and the same pattern continues into wednesday. so high pressure in the south with that mild air coming in, weather fronts in the north of the atlantic. and again, they are bringing this time some showers to parts of scotland, whereas in the south, in fact central, southern areas of the uk, should be a fine day — in fact, a very bright day, particularly eastern areas and along the south coast. temperatures a little fresher on wednesday, 10—12 celsius, but then they rise again as we head into thursday. now, around this high pressure, we'll run along a current of mild air on thursday. and as it engulfs the uk, the temperatures could actually rise even further with a bit of sunshine. so, yes, a bit of cloud and rain here in the northwest of scotland, but widely, i think, the mid—teens. and look at that — 16 in aberdeen.
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wouldn't be surprised if it gets up to 17 — 17 this time in november — extraordinarily mild for eastern parts of scotland. shouldn't last for too long, perhaps into friday. again, friday could well be another very mild day, with the mid—teens across the country, but i think as we head into the weekend, it's going to turn a lot, a lot cooler. so a very mild week, particularly mild towards the end of the week, and i think the weekend and beyond is going to turn quite a bit colder. bye— bye.
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the headlines: us presidentjoe biden and his chinese counterpart xijinping are holding their most extensive talks since mr biden became president. tensions over taiwan, trade, beijing's expanding nuclear arsenal and climate are among issues on the agenda of the virtual meeting. the uk terror threat level has been raised to severe after an explosion in liverpool on sunday. police have named the man who died when he set off a device in a taxi as 32—year—old emad al swealmeen. four people arrested earlier have now been released. donald trump's former white house advisor, steve bannon, has appeared in court, charged with refusing to testify or provide documents to a congressional committee investigating the us capitol riots injanuary. mr bannon didn't enter a plea. people in their 40s are to be offered a covid boosterjab

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