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this is bbc news — these are the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. the governor of kentucky says at least 50 people have died there after a powerful storm battered his state and four others in the us. it is very hard, really tough and we are praying for each and every one of those families. the uk renews its appeal for everyone eligible, to come forward for a booster vaccine — as research shows it significantly reduces the chance of developing symptoms from the omicron variant. new guidance is issued for care homes in england that will limit visitors to 3, for each resident — as omicron cases surge.
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britain warns russia it will face severe consequences if it invades ukraine — as a g7 meeting of foreign ministers to discuss rising tensions gets under way. it would be extremely serious if russia were to take that action. it would be a strategic mistake and there would be severe consequences. and — england's cricketers slump to a 9—wicket defeat in the first ashes test, in brisbane. hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world.
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dozens of people are feared dead in the us state of kentucky after a series of tornadoes wreaked havoc across a wide area. the tornadoes ripped through the us states arkansas, kentucky, and into part of illinois on friday night. in illinois it an amazon warehouse collapsed in the storm. a rescue operation is taking place to find survivors. the governor of the us state of kentucky says as many as a hundred people could die in the state as a result of a series of tornadoes sweeping across the region. the governor andy beshear described it as the worst in the state's history. so first, just trying to confirm this figure of more than 50 feared dead in kentucky, according to the governor. yes, i fear that there are more than 50 dead in kentucky.
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the confirmation on each individual is coming in, but we are going to lose over 50 people, a lot closer to somewhere between 70 and 100. it is devastating. the extreme weather has caused widespread damage in other states. at least one person was killed in a care home in arkansas. in illinois, rescue workers have been trying to establish whether anyone�*s still trapped in an amazon warehouse after its roof collapsed. mark lobel reports. debris and power lines down in st charles county. tornado warnings were issued here before it struck a nursing home. the wild weather hit the top of this amazon warehouse in edwardsville, illinois. local reporters say that there are people inside.
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the family member of someone trapped in the complex was speaking to them at the time. he was on the phone with me while it was happening. the tornado was hitting the back of the building, the trucks were coming in and i told him tojump out of the truck and duck and we watch the building go up, stop hitting the cars, i told him i was on my way, just, you know, stay under and we came and now we cannot find him. others are concerned about those on the premises, too. i talked to him about eight o'clock tonight, a little before, i texted him and he was returning to the warehouse to drop his van off. i have not heard from him since. ijust heard through the news. we live in edwardsville, we lost power. so, i decided to come down here to see what was going on and i had no idea the building looked that bad and i am worried sick. ijust want to know if he is ok. the national weather service forecast more than 70 million people across parts of the mississippi, ohio and tennessee valleys would be
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affected, with concern over the length and nocturnal nature of these tornadoes, that can prove more destructive than daytime ones. mark lobel, bbc news. let's look at some of the reaction on twitter. before that i am getting information that we have further details before that i am getting information that we have further details from the governor that we heard from a short time ago, the governor of kentucky who has released details of a manufacturing plant in the town of mayfield which was also hit by a tornado. it mayfield which was also hit by a tornado. , . . , mayfield which was also hit by a tornado. , ., . , , ., tornado. it is tragic. this is a candle factory. _ tornado. it is tragic. this is a candle factory. there - tornado. it is tragic. this is a candle factory. there were . tornado. it is tragic. this is a - candle factory. there were about 110 people in it. this was at the time. the time the tornado hit. we believe
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we will lose at least dozens of those individuals. it is very hard, really tough, and we are praying for each and every one of those families. each and every one of those families-_ each and every one of those families. ., ~ , ., each and every one of those families. . ~' , ., ., each and every one of those families. ., ~ , ., ., ., families. 0k, let me take you now to twitter to get — families. 0k, let me take you now to twitter to get some _ families. 0k, let me take you now to twitter to get some local _ families. 0k, let me take you now to twitter to get some local reaction . twitter to get some local reaction from those affected by these tornadoes. meterologist ellen bacca has tweeted this picture of a nursing home in arkansas saying "it took a direct hit by a very large tornado & collapsed with patients inside." stephanie hart, a resident in kentucky tweeted "my in—laws house is destroyed and i can't get to my house. mayfield has been flattened and one of my employees lost everything she had tonight. this is the worst tornado i've lived through."
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justin hazlewood tweeted "my entire family is in the path of the terrible tornado outbreak in west tennessee and kentucky. it's an outbreak like never seen before. please pray. my family is in shelters and trying to make it through the night." that is an idea of some of the reaction from people on the ground. let us speak now to a meteorologist. i am joined now by metreologistjeff piotrowski, who is in mayfield, kentucky. thank you for talking to us. can you update us on the state of the forecast of these tornadoes. we had a moderate — forecast of these tornadoes. we had a moderate risk _ forecast of these tornadoes. we had a moderate risk out _ forecast of these tornadoes. we had a moderate risk out for _ forecast of these tornadoes. we had a moderate risk out for this - forecast of these tornadoes. we had a moderate risk out for this morning and this evening. we track the tornado, the first major tornado that hit a city in arkansas, i was there when it hit the nursing home,
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it was very large and then it went of there and attract up to linfield and did massive damage there. it continued to track north waste all the way to mayfield, doing major damage along the entire path and on the south—west side. it has been in mayfield for six hours at the scene at the factory area is extremely grim. they have been bringing people out of both alive and injured and there have been people who have died and it has been nonstop. ambulances coming in and out of the factory for about seven hours, nonstop. two more ambulances have just passed about seven hours, nonstop. two more ambulances havejust passed me about seven hours, nonstop. two more ambulances have just passed me going into the factory. they are digging them out of trouble. a number of people are still buried in the rubble, it is an active saying. it is going to go probably well into daylight, maybe even into the
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afternoon. the degree is about 20 feet deep, this building was about 100 yards x 100 yards commercial building, a factory, and the building, a factory, and the building took a direct hit from the tornado which was a major tornado. the entire building has collapsed with people in back building. the degree is so deep and so wide it is going to take a period of time to find everyone. i going to take a period of time to find everyone.— going to take a period of time to find everyone. i get the sense that --eole find everyone. i get the sense that peeple were _ find everyone. i get the sense that people were quite _ find everyone. i get the sense that people were quite taken _ find everyone. i get the sense that people were quite taken by - find everyone. i get the sense thatl people were quite taken by surprise with these tornadoes in terms of when they struck, at nights, and the force as well. i when they struck, at nights, and the force as well-— force as well. i don't think they were surprised _ force as well. i don't think they were surprised by _ force as well. i don't think they were surprised by the - force as well. i don't think they l were surprised by the tornadoes, force as well. i don't think they - were surprised by the tornadoes, it was well forecasted by local weather services, what made it unusual that they were upwards of half a mile to a mile wide. there are going up to
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60 mph, that is a mile a minute and when you have these very large tornadoes hitting a highly populated areas, you're going to have casualties. you will have injuries and that is what we have experienced across the region tonight, unfortunately.— across the region tonight, unfortunatel ., ' , ., , across the region tonight, unfortunatel ., ' , ., unfortunately. jeff, did people not seek shelter? _ unfortunately. jeff, did people not seek shelter? i _ unfortunately. jeff, did people not seek shelter? i was _ unfortunately. jeff, did people not seek shelter? i was following - unfortunately. jeff, did people not| seek shelter? i was following some of this on twitter last night, friday night, did they not seek shelter? . , , ~ friday night, did they not seek shelter? ., , , ~ , shelter? yeah, they seek shelter, but in this factory, _ shelter? yeah, they seek shelter, but in this factory, i _ shelter? yeah, they seek shelter, but in this factory, i have - shelter? yeah, they seek shelter, but in this factory, i have not - shelter? yeah, they seek shelter, | but in this factory, i have not been able to speak to any officials. people were going to shelter within the building and i understand some of the people were in cars when the tornado hit. i got word of that from a particular individual who was here, but people do seek shelter. a lot of people went to the bathrooms with a basement, but again these were very large, very destructive
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tornadoes, travelling up to 60 mph for hundreds of miles, hitting numerous cities and some major cities, you are going to have bad things happen and that is what is happening. what spawned them? first of all, we had record warmth and heat across the southern plains in oklahoma and texas and in the mississippi and arkansas and alabama and tennessee and missouri. the temperatures were in the low to mid 80s. they are normally around 30—40. this is an unprecedented air mass for december. to have this much moisture and heat, there is a powerfuljet moisture and heat, there is a powerful jet stream overhead moisture and heat, there is a powerfuljet stream overhead and an upper wave came out of oklahoma and this developed and raised up towards chicago and that powerful storm and jet stream was overhead and
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conditions were perfect for violent tornadoes underneath the jet stream. the combination of the ingredients was very deadly. qm. the combination of the ingredients was very deadly-— the combination of the ingredients was very deadly. 0k, jeff, speaking live from mayfield _ was very deadly. 0k, jeff, speaking live from mayfield in _ was very deadly. 0k, jeff, speaking live from mayfield in kentucky, - live from mayfield in kentucky, giving us an update also of the rescue scene. thank you very much. thank you. health officials in the uk have renewed their appeal for everyone eligible, to come forward for a coronavirus boosterjab — after research showed it significantly reduced the chance of developing symptoms, from the omicron variant. the preliminary study — by the uk health security agency — also suggests that 2 doses of vaccine, are not enough to protect people from catching the variant. cases of omicron have risen sharply in recent days, and could top a million by the end of the month. our medical editor, fergus walsh, reports.
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it is remarkable just how fast the omicron variant is spreading through a highly immunised population. new evidence suggests two doses of vaccine offer little protection from infection, while a booster cuts your risk of getting a mild illness by three quarters. but vaccination should offer much higher protection against severe disease. what scientists urgently need to know is what proportion of those infected will need hospital treatment. there are early signs from south africa that omicron may mostly cause milder illness than delta, but even a small proportion of a huge omicron wave could result in sudden and sustained pressure on an already stretched nhs. the public are being urged to recognize the potential threat from omicron. our public health advice is to take proportionate action from where we are now. that includes face coverings vaccinating, primary vaccine. getting tested when
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you've got symptoms, regular lateral flows, making sure that you ventilate spaces. and finally to think about the number of contacts that you have every day, working from home if you can, and other measures that will reduce the transmission of this in the community. the government says covid measures will be kept under review. any decision on further restrictions on people's lives and livelihoods will need very careful consideration, given the threat from omicron remains unclear. one thing is certain. this is the last news people wanted to hear in the run up to christmas. joining me now is professor danny altmann who is from the faculty of medicine at imperial college. good morning to you. we heard michael gove describing the situation that the uk is facing is
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deeply concerning. that was regarding the omicron variant. what is it about this that is deeply concerning? it is it about this that is deeply concerning?— is it about this that is deeply concernin: ? , ., , . concerning? it is two things. we came into _ concerning? it is two things. we came into this _ concerning? it is two things. we came into this already _ concerning? it is two things. we came into this already in - concerning? it is two things. we came into this already in quite l concerning? it is two things. we came into this already in quite a j came into this already in quite a serious situation in terms of delta and a very high plateau of delta cases. there were also doubts. now to have a new variant that is so much more transmissible, spreading really fast and also very invasive, so we have a very vulnerable population. so we have a very vulnerable imputation-— so we have a very vulnerable --oulation. ~ ., , ., population. what is it then about omicron that _ population. what is it then about omicron that allows _ population. what is it then about omicron that allows it _ population. what is it then about omicron that allows it to - population. what is it then about omicron that allows it to evade l omicron that allows it to evade immunity? if omicron that allows it to evade immunity?— omicron that allows it to evade immuni ? ~ . ,, ., ., immunity? if you think back to a few weeks auo immunity? if you think back to a few weeks ago when _ immunity? if you think back to a few weeks ago when we _ immunity? if you think back to a few weeks ago when we first _ immunity? if you think back to a few weeks ago when we first saw- immunity? if you think back to a few weeks ago when we first saw the - weeks ago when we first saw the sequencing data from south africa, many of us were very alarmed because we were mapping those 30 plus mutations in the spike molecule and seeing, they seemed to rule out many of the targets for protective neutralising antibodies. we feared the worst. now that we are seeing
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their real life laboratory data on how much immunity is eroded, the answer is that if you have got to vaccination doses, a few weeks or months back, you are essentially vulnerable. months back, you are essentially vulnerable-— months back, you are essentially vulnerable. ., ., ., , vulnerable. having said that, how is it that the booster _ vulnerable. having said that, how is it that the booster will _ vulnerable. having said that, how is it that the booster will help - vulnerable. having said that, how is it that the booster will help if - vulnerable. having said that, how is it that the booster will help if it - it that the booster will help if it evades immunity?— it that the booster will help if it evades immunity? it that the booster will help if it evades immuni ? ~ , ., ., evades immunity? when i say you are baseline, there are _ evades immunity? when i say you are baseline, there are thousands - evades immunity? when i say you are baseline, there are thousands of- baseline, there are thousands of different antibodies in your repertoire and if you had three exposures, either infection plus two doses or two doses plus a booster, you lift up your level of antibody so that you are back into the protective range and typically you will be ok, you can be protected, so just do it. i will be ok, you can be protected, so 'ust do it. , ., ., just do it. i understand that the vaccinations _ just do it. i understand that the vaccinations we _ just do it. i understand that the vaccinations we use _ just do it. i understand that the vaccinations we use at - just do it. i understand that the vaccinations we use at the - just do it. i understand that the - vaccinations we use at the moment are, i don't know if i can call them first generation, so when coronavirus first emerge, how long is it going to take for them to release a vaccination that will
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fight omicron?— release a vaccination that will fight omicron? first of all, the first generation _ fight omicron? first of all, the first generation vaccinations i fight omicron? first of all, the i first generation vaccinations have been pretty amazing, far better than we expected, although it does not feel at the moment that they have got us out of trouble, compared to where we might have been, they have done extremely well, but it is a work in progress. there will be many more variations of this, more cross protective vaccines for different variants and vaccinations that are more durable where we do not have to think about boosting every 6—12 months. d0 think about boosting every 6-12 months. , ., ~ , ., think about boosting every 6-12 months. y ., ~ , ., �* think about boosting every 6-12 months. ~ , ., �* ., months. do you think the plan b that was outlined — months. do you think the plan b that was outlined earlier— months. do you think the plan b that was outlined earlier this _ months. do you think the plan b that was outlined earlier this week - months. do you think the plan b that was outlined earlier this week and i was outlined earlier this week and will be voted on on tuesday by mps, is that enough, do you think? again, i think that we _ is that enough, do you think? again, i think that we have _ is that enough, do you think? again, i think that we have to _ is that enough, do you think? again, i think that we have to wait - is that enough, do you think? again, i think that we have to wait and i i think that we have to wait and see. i am slightly fearful it is not going to be enough and that we are going to be enough and that we are going to be enough and that we are going to gradually appreciate and see the cases rise and realise what a predicament we are in. i suspect the answer will be that if people
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want to escape from this, all of that proportion of the population who either have not been vaccinated at all or have only had the first dose, really need to get vaccinated, otherwise you are not safe and we are not safe and we cannot escape from this. in are not safe and we cannot escape from this. ~ .. , ., from this. in south africa, everyone is watching — from this. in south africa, everyone is watching closely, _ from this. in south africa, everyone is watching closely, they _ from this. in south africa, everyone is watching closely, they may i from this. in south africa, everyone is watching closely, they may be i from this. in south africa, everyone is watching closely, they may be a l is watching closely, they may be a little bit advanced in terms of the ways they are going through. it is the younger groups they are seeing hospitalised, the under fives, the younger groups they are seeing hospitalised, the underfives, what does that tell us about how this wave is likely to progress? it is robabl wave is likely to progress? it is probably too — wave is likely to progress? it is probably too early _ wave is likely to progress? it 3 probably too early to say. i agree that we have seen both in the delta wave and the omicron wave that the age distribution has changed compared to the discussions a year or 18 months ago. the most recent data, the hospitalisations are pushing up into the over 50s and 60s and it is changing every day. {lime and it is changing every day. once ou are and it is changing every day. once you are in — and it is changing every day. once you are in hospital, _ and it is changing every day. once you are in hospital, how _ and it is changing every day. once you are in hospital, how are i and it is changing every day. once you are in hospital, how are we doing for treatments for covid—i9? i
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doing for treatments for covid—19? i think things have moved forward so fast since we first learned about this virus. treatment has got better and better and there are more options and antivirals and steroids and the vaccinations, luckily we are in a better place than we were, but still very serious. ok. in a better place than we were, but still very serious.— still very serious. ok, thank you very much _ still very serious. ok, thank you very much indeed. _ care homes in england are also being affected by the rise in omicron cases.from wednesday, the number of people allowed to visit each resident will be limited to 3 — and staff testing will be increased. our reporter, simonjones, has more details. they're getting into the christmas spirit at this care home in norwich, but the shadow of omicron looms. the home, though, says it's determined not to close to visitors. i'd be very sad if that was to happen.
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our main goal is, is that our doors will remain open. and we've listened to the families. we've listened to our residents. and what they really missed was, it was that contact. and what we've done is that we're still allowing the visitors to come. we have robust procedures in place and it's been transformational. but things are changing — under new guidance from the department of health, care home residents in england will only be permitted to receive visits from three people, plus one essential care worker. staff will have to take three lateral flow tests a week, as well as a weekly pcr test. and there will be a £300 million fund to recruit and retain care workers. as well as the extra testing for staff vaccination teams will be deployed to homes to make sure all residents and workers get theirjabs. here at the department of health, they say updating the visiting guidance and boosting the booster program will help protect some of the most vulnerable members of our society from the virus this winter. it's about balancing risk
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with the latest clinical advice. the care workers are overworked. i can only _ the care workers are overworked. i can only give — the care workers are overworked. i can only give sympathy to those people — can only give sympathy to those people out there, i have thought this christmas might be better than the this christmas might be better than ihe lasi— this christmas might be better than the last one and it seems we are heading — the last one and it seems we are heading for another difficult one. this resident says she would be concerned if she could not see her relatives. i wouldn't like that, but i have to put up with it. the aim is to maintain contact at christmas, but the changes reflect the concern over omicron and the pressure the care system is already under. simon jones, bbc news. many relatives of people in care homes are worried about what may happen. julie worsfold's mum is in a care home. she's 91. her dad died in a care home earlier this year. shejoins me now from droitwich in worcestershire.
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thank you forjoining us. my first question is, what do you make now of these new limits that have been announced for care homes? goad announced for care homes? good mornin: , announced for care homes? good morning. thank— announced for care homes? good morning, thank you _ announced for care homes? good morning, thank you for _ announced for care homes? (limp. morning, thank you for having me on the show. i am incredibly worried. i am worried for my mum, i went through all this last september when covid restrictions came into place and the care homes closed its doors and the care homes closed its doors and i understand the reasons why they did that, to protect mum and dad and the residents and staff and i was one of those ladies outside, looking in, trying to waive and tell them i love them. since the restrictions have been lifted, obviously like you have just reported, dad sadly passed away in january, it was very traumatic, i did not get to tell him i love him or hold him or kiss him. mum has been on her own and the care home she is in have been absolutely incredible. they allow me to visit
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my mother and just recently i have been allowed to bring her home to us. obviously we have to do lateral flow tests every day and i am incredibly worried, because with these new guidelines and restrictions coming in very late last night, i had arranged for my mother to come here on boxing day. that now sadly is not going to happen. i have a family of seven and it is a limit of three. i am very worried about how this is going to impact on them. is worried about how this is going to impact on them.— worried about how this is going to impact on them. worried about how this is going to imact on them. , ,, ., ., ., impact on them. is your mum aware of what could be — impact on them. is your mum aware of what could be happening _ impact on them. is your mum aware of what could be happening and _ impact on them. is your mum aware of what could be happening and going i impact on them. is your mum aware of what could be happening and going on | what could be happening and going on around her? ida. what could be happening and going on around her? ., ., ., ., , ., ,, around her? no. i am going to break that news to — around her? no. i am going to break that news to her _ around her? no. i am going to break that news to her today _ around her? no. i am going to break that news to her today when - around her? no. i am going to break that news to her today when i i around her? no. i am going to break that news to her today when i visit. | that news to her today when i visit. i am just going to be incredibly worried for her welfare. do you think this _ worried for her welfare. do you think this is — worried for her welfare. do you think this is necessary, - worried for her welfare. do you think this is necessary, julie? l worried for her welfare. do you i think this is necessary, julie? do you think there could have been something else, was there an alternative approach for care homes? i am on the line with this, really,
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because above everything else we have to protect people and keep people safe and i am all about doing that, that is why we followed the guidelines over the last 18 months, it is all about keeping mum, the rest of the care home safe, all the staff, however, when you have a 91—year—old mother who is still very raw, from what happened to dad and is struggling to come to terms with that, because they were married for 75 years, she has lost her soulmate and the only person she sees at the moment is myself, because my brothers live away and you remove that and i cannot have her here at home, i am that and i cannot have her here at home, iam not that and i cannot have her here at home, i am not quite sure, emotionally and mentally, what that is going to add, lots of stress. i wasjust going to is going to add, lots of stress. i was just going to ask, what is going to add, lots of stress. i wasjust going to ask, what impact was just going to ask, what impact isn't likely to have what impact did it have in the last lockdown before you were allowed back into the care
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homes to visit your mum and obviously before your father passed away with macro i think i represent the whole of the nation, it was very traumatic. . ~ , the whole of the nation, it was very traumatic. ., ~ , ., ., traumatic. thankfully dad did not die from covid, _ traumatic. thankfully dad did not die from covid, he _ traumatic. thankfully dad did not die from covid, he was _ traumatic. thankfully dad did not die from covid, he was five i traumatic. thankfully dad did not| die from covid, he was five weeks traumatic. thankfully dad did not i die from covid, he was five weeks of micro being 100 years old. standing outside a window and dad could not really understand why it could not go in and kiss him and cuddle him, i had to do that down at the chapel of rest. i apologise to him down there and said i am so sorry that i was not allowed in, i was not allowed to be there to hold your hand in your final moments. care staff, bless them, had to do that. it has been a very traumatic time, my mum could not even go to the funeral, because if she had have done, mum would have been put into isolation for iii days afterwards. for obvious reasons. mum had to wave outside the care home.
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it was not ideal.— it was not ideal. julie, i am so sor i it was not ideal. julie, i am so sorry i have — it was not ideal. julie, i am so sorry i have to _ it was not ideal. julie, i am so sorry i have to drop, - it was not ideal. julie, i am so sorry i have to drop, thank i it was not ideal. julie, i am so| sorry i have to drop, thank you it was not ideal. julie, i am so i sorry i have to drop, thank you for sharing your story. i am so sorry. thank you. you're watching bbc news. the uk foreign secretary liz truss has warned russia it will face "severe economic consequences" if it invades ukraine. she was speaking in liverpool where foreign ministers from the g7 are meeting to discuss rising tensions with russia, china and iran's nuclear ambitions. there are estimated to be over 100,000 russian troops on the border of ukraine. that has sent a lot of ripples of concern throughout london. the chancellors of europe and elsewhere around the world as well. the west is doing everything it possibly can to deter any military action, so whenever there is any meeting of foreign ministers, in fact whenever head of governments need anything, they are all warning
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of what they call severe consequences for russia if that were to take place sometime in the future. this was how liz truss put it a little earlier. i share the view that it would be extremely serious if russia were to take that action. it would be a strategic mistake and there would be severe consequences for russia. what we are doing this weekend is working with like—minded allies to spell it out. james, we are hearing about consequences, just how much pressure, how much power even, does the g7 have and when we hear about consequences, are we talking about diplomatic or economic sanctions. primarily economic and diplomatic sanctions. but it is a good question as to what they actually mean by these severe consequences. because there are a range of economic sanctions, there are sanctions imposed on russia already.
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the big ticket items are things like the nordstream 2 gas pipeline between russia and germany. that exists, but it is not actually on tap at the moment because there are regulatory obstacles still to be overcome. and there are many western capitals who believe that if there were to be a russian invasion, that that pipeline should just be shut down. that would have a huge impact on russian gas exports, it would damage russia's economy. it would be a very high price to pay. but equally, inevitably, that would curtail gas supplies to western europe, and that means your and my gas bills would go up as a result, because there would be greater pressure on existing supplies. that is the dilemma, if you like, with economic sanctions. if they are really going to hurt the other side, they quite often have a consequence for the countries imposing those sanctions. those are the kind of discussions that are going to be had here today. the question is, how explicit
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are they going to be in coming days, if ever this comes to a crunch? now it's time for a look at the weather with owain wyn evans hello everyone. we import slightly milder air across the uk today, most of us will feel this, but it is going to conceal a weather front which brought us this rain and it will continue to move across the east as we head through today. many parts have seen it already. a strengthening breeze in places and many of us will see rain, a pretty cloudy day and after what was a chilly start this morning, some of us seen temperatures reaching 12 or 13 celsius. you will notice on the leading edge of the front it is cooler, temperature still in single figures. that milder air will eventually creep in from the west to reach all parts as we reach all parts, some temperatures potentially rising. we will see rain pushing up
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from the south, showery conditions with the breeze, that will strengthen with lows of around 12 celsius. tomorrow night, we keep an eye on this area of low pressure bringing very strong winds across more northern parts and we will keep you posted. stay safe, we will see you posted. stay safe, we will see you soon. hello this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines. the governor of kentucky says at least 50 people have died there after a powerful storm battered his state and four others in the us. the uk renews its appeal for everyone eligible to come forward for a booster vaccine, as research shows it significantly reduces the chance of developing symptoms from the omicron variant. new guidance is issued for care homes in england that will limit visitors to three for each resident, as omicron cases surge. britain warns russia it will face severe consequences
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if it invades ukraine, as a g7 meeting of foreign

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