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this is bbc news. 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. 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. hello. thanks very much for joining us here on bbc news. 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 xijinping 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. and i think it's very important, as i've told other
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world leaders when i ask about our relationship, is that we have always communicated with one another very honestly and candidly, and we never walk away, wondering what the other man is thinking. and i think that's an important ingredient for this relationship, to be open and candid in terms of our relationship. that was joe biden that wasjoe biden at the very start of the meeting. we're joined from montana by dexter roberts who is senior fellow of the atlantic council's asia security initiative. thank you very much forjoining us. we got all the nice stuff at the top, mutual respect, etc. they will have to delve into the nitty—gritty, wednesday, and issues like taiwan which are very long—running and certainly going to survive long beyond this meeting.— this meeting. absolutely. i think that _ this meeting. absolutely. i think that all _ this meeting. absolutely. i think that all the _ this meeting. absolutely. i think that all the issues . this meeting. absolutely. i
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think that all the issues of| think that all the issues of substance and the many disagreements between the countries will be raised industrial policy is a big concern of the biden administration, when it comes to economics and trade, human rights with she's limping, hong kong, and as you just mentioned, taiwan. china for its part is concerned about what use as internal meddling by the us and its sovereign —— sovereign issues, which would put them all in that category. i do think that it is going to be a very tough slog. i don't expect agreements or much substance at all to come out of these meetings. joe biden referred to putting in place common sense guard rails, and i think that is all they can hope for. restart the relationship between the two leaders, which apparently has been relatively good, and hopefully meetings between lower—level officials will follow after this. interested by the map behind
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you there. we are talking about mutual respect and let's just focus on our own domestic issues, thank you very much. but it will be very difficult for the us not to maintain that process of keeping human rights on the table.— on the table. yeah, i absolutely _ on the table. yeah, i absolutely think- on the table. yeah, i absolutely think thatj on the table. yeah, i - absolutely think that human rights will be raised and probably pretty forcefully by presidentjoe biden. what i don't think is we are going to be any sort of compromise on the chinese side. again, as i just mentioned, it is one of the areas they really put in the areas they really put in the category of their own sovereignty, and i expect we'll push back there. i don't expect any sort of statement from beijing, reassuring in any way when it comes to hong kong or taiwan. just to mention those issues. ., , ., issues. can you see areas of compromise _ issues. can you see areas of compromise nonetheless? l issues. can you see areas of - compromise nonetheless? there are plenty of areas to choose from after all.— from after all. yeah, i think both sides _ from after all. yeah, i think both sides have _ from after all. yeah, i think both sides have highlighted j from after all. yeah, i think - both sides have highlighted the fact that they very much need to co—operate on climate
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change. we saw the agreement on the sidelines at cop26 between china and the us on dealing with climate change. xi jinping in his opening remarks earlier today mentioned cooperation on climate change and also on global health and the pandemic. those are clearly areas which both sides see the need for cooperation, and i imagine we could see some progress going forward in areas like that. {line forward in areas like that. one last point. _ forward in areas like that. one last point, both _ forward in areas like that. one last point, both these gentlemen have been around the block a few times. they know each other to a certain extent. can still make a difference in this day and age? i can still make a difference in this day and age?— this day and age? i think it actually really _ this day and age? i think it actually really does - this day and age? i think it actually really does make. this day and age? i think it| actually really does make a difference. first of all, the chinese spent many —— i spent many years in china. they put much in people to people relations. i think it means something. xijinping referred tojoe biden as an old friend. i think whether or not they are
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actually friends, i did think that it actually friends, i did think thatitis actually friends, i did think that it is important that the two leaders have enough of a relationship where if there is an... a mistake made, a sudden spike in tensions between the two countries, if one gets on the phone, the other one will answer the phone. i think that is a sort of thing that potentially they have room to actually make some progress on today, establishing that leader today, establishing that leader to lead a relationship.- to lead a relationship. dexter, thank you _ to lead a relationship. dexter, thank you very _ to lead a relationship. dexter, thank you very much - to lead a relationship. dexter, thank you very much indeed. i thank you very much indeed. thank you. 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 ed thomas reports. remembrance sunday as the nation falls silent. david perry's taxi rolls in
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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. 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
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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's 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. 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.
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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 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
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as the fire takes hold. today, parents and expectant mothers told us it was terrifying. just, we feel horrible, like, we feel not safe, but when we see the police is here, we feel 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 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.
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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, 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.
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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. 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
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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. jurors in the state of wisconsin are hearing the closing arguments in the trial of kyle rittenhouse. he fatally shot two men and injured a third with an assault rifle during protests in the city of kenosha last year. you may remember these images. mr rittenhouse said he had travelled to the area to protect people's property during riots which had erupted after police shot a black man, jacob blake. here is the prosecution laying out the closing arguments. you'll hear a mention ofjoseph rosenbaum, the first person mr rittenhouse shot and killed.
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they have to convince you thatjoseph rosenbaum was going to take that gun and use it on the defendant because they know you can't claim self—defence against an unarmed man like this. you lose the right to self—defence when you're the one who brought the gun, when you're the one creating the danger, when you're the one provoking other people. the bbc�*s nomia iqbal has been following the trial from kenosha. the question for the jury is essentially this — was kyle rittenhouse an armed vigilante or was he acting in self—defence? this is a case that has massively divided people. just outside on the courthouse steps, there are people who are protesting, some calling kyle rittenhouse a hero, others saying that this entire trial is a sham. there are national guard troops all on standby, just in case protests do happen or in case they turn violent. the defence are portraying kyle rittenhouse as a courageous teenager who came to kenosha to try and protect businesses and to prevent theft.
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they say he only used his gun in self—defence. whereas the prosecution argue that kyle rittenhouse is an armed vigilante who inserted himself in a situation that was already incredibly volatile, he had no business being here, and that he was the one that instigated the only killings that happened during that period of unrest in kenosha. he faces five charges. if he's convicted of the most serious charge, he could face life behind bars. six teenagers have been injured in a drive—by shooting in colorado. it happened around 1pm, localtime, near aurora central high school. the victims, who range in age from ia to 18, are all students of the school, one has undergone emergency surgery. authorities say they're searching for multiple suspects. here's police chief, vanessa wilson, who spoke to reporters at the scene.
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we have recovered multiple rounds and different calibres. we do have suspects that are at large, and we are working on information to try and gather information to try and gather information that we can get out to you on who we are exactly looking for. with that, we need the help of the public, we need you to be outraged about what happened here today, and, please, you can remain anonymous, but if you know anything, if you have anything that you want to provide us, if you hear your kid mention something, anything that you can give us right now is important. 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. 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
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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. this is bbc world news. our main headline: amid tensions including trade, taiwan and climate change,
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the us and chinese presidents begin their most extensive talks since january. well, earlier i spoke to the us political analyst max kutner, steve bannon has faced court, refusing to provide documents into the investigation into the capitol riots injanuary. he did not enter a plea. after the hearing he said his supporters should remain focused on taking on what he described as the illegitimate biden regime. earlier i spoke to the us political analyst max kutner, and said this situation speaks to the power of us congressional hearings that steve bannon finds himself in this predicament. this shows that this january 6th congressional panel does have teeth and that if all the people who they are asking to come in and provide information, provide interviews, if they do not comply, this is what is going to happen and that even if these congressional committees do not have a lot of enforcement power, they do have the department ofjustice on their side, at least in this
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case, at least willing to get that criminal referral and make some moves on it, as we saw happen today. what is it they want to hearfrom steve bannon? it does not necessarily refer directly to the protest and indeed what resulted? it is interesting to me that the events in question were when bannon was not even involved with the white house really. apparently, according to the committee, bannon onjanuary 5th, the day before the events at the capitol, was at the willard hotel, in dc, and he was trying to get people kind of riled up for what would happen the next day. so i think it is important to remember what charges he is now facing. he's not facing incitement of riot charges, which could be up to five years in a prison, he is simply facing charges for not turning over information when asked to this committee, not showing up for an interview which he and his lawyer have said
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is because of executive privilege. i got a preview of the litigation strategy from his lawyer this evening, we were communicating, and the lawyer said this was a politicisation of the criminal justice process. they intend to fight this and that president trump invoked executive privilege and this is bannon simply honouring that invocation. you said they intend to fight it, this is going on the offensive through defence, in a sense. i think steve bannon said we are going on the offence against the illegitimate biden regime. what can we expect? he said he wants a takedown nancy pelosi, biden, all these other democrats who he believes were involved in now this political process of bringing him to court. he said he's tired of being on the defensive, he wants to go on the offensive. this is classic biden. he fashions himself as a renegade, as a disruptor. clearly that is what he's doing
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right now, causing disruption. it will interesting to see if these other people who this congressional panel are trying to bring in, are going to be as disruptive and unwilling to co—operate, especially now that the panel has showed it is not going to let these people get away with not showing up, not providing information. let's get some of the day's other news. police in cuba have detained several high—profile opposition activists and prevented the organisers of a pro—democracy march from leaving their homes, hours before the event was due get under way. protesters are calling for freedom of speech and the release of dozens of activists arrested in july. authorities in the indian capital, delhi, says they're ready to impose a complete lockdown to fight worsening air pollution. schools have already been closed for a week and civil servants have been ordered to work from home. winter air pollution is an annual event in delhi, due to factors such as the burning of crop stubble, industry and traffic congestion.
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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 courtney bembridge has more. an explosion more than 400 kilometres above the earth has a furious reaction below. during a missile test, russia blew up one of its old spy satellites, which was launched in the 1980s and stopped working years ago. nearby, at the international space station, the crew had to shelter from the debris. the united states has condemned russia. this was the reaction from the state department's ned price. russia's dangerous and irresponsible behaviour jeopardises the long—term sustainability of our outer space and clearly demonstrates that russia's claims of opposing the weaponisation of space are disingenuous and hypocritical. the international space station currently has
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seven crew members on board, four americans, a german and two russians, seen here being welcomed onto the iss last week. the russian space agency, roscosmos, downplayed the incident, tweeting... but the us says the threat is far from over. the test has so far generated over 1500 pieces of trackable orbital debris and hundreds of thousands of pieces of smaller orbital debris that now threaten the interests of all nations. it's estimated there are around a million pieces of spacejunk circulating above us. and even tiny fragments moving that quickly could puncture the walls of the iss or destroy other vital weather and telecommunication satellites. courtney bembridge, bbc news.
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as she prepares to release her latest album this week, the british singer, adele, has spoken candidly 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? 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
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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. 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, wellthat gives me some discipline. "0k, 1pm, i'm going to go for a hike." if you want more on that story,
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you that — if you want more on that story, you that she overcame. you're watching — you that she overcame. you're watching bbc news. 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 —
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16 in aberdeen. 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 a lot, lot colder. bye— bye.
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this is bbc news, the headlines: us presidentjoe us president joe biden us presidentjoe biden and his chinese — us presidentjoe biden and his chinese counterpart xi jinping has chinese counterpart xi jinping hasjust— chinese counterpart xi jinping hasjust concluded their chinese counterpart xi jinping has just concluded their most extensive talks since esther biden— extensive talks since esther biden became president. tensions over taiwan, trade, beijing's expanding nuclear arsenal and climate were among issues on the agenda of this 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 adviser, steve bannon, has appeared in court after turning himself in to the fbi. he's facing criminal charges after refusing to testify on a congressional inquiry into the january 6th capitol riot. now on bbc news, hardtalk�*s
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