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hello. welcome to outside source. one year to the day since rioters stormed the us congress building on capitol hill president biden blames a web of lies, created by donald trump himself: he values power over principal. because he sees his own interests as more important than his countries interest and america's interest. on the house floor, speaker nancy pelosi holds a moment of silence for those who died the republicans are expected to deliver their own january the sixth response soon security forces in kazakhstan clear the central square in almaty after days of anti government protests and — the world tennis number one novak djokovic finds himself confined to an immigration hotel in melbourne, after running
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into trouble with his visa for the australian open. we start in the us, where exactly one year so on from the capitol hill riot, president biden has condemned his predecessor, donald trump, for the role he played that day. the democrats have held several events marking the anniversary, including a minute's silence in the us house of representatives. here's president biden speaking from inside the capitol building. the former president of the united states of america has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. he has done so because he values power over principal. because he sees his own interests is more important than his countries interest and america's interest.
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vice president kamala harris also spoke about what happened that day. here she is. what they were assaulting were the institutions that values the ideals that generations of americans have marched, picketed, and shed blood to establish and defend. the president's speech blamed the capitol riot on trump and his supporters. and the bbc�*s north america reporter antony zurcher noted a shift in tone. he wrote that "biden�*s rhetorical shift could represent a strategic shift, as well — a decision that the democratic base can most effectively be rallied with anger, not hope." and just minutes after president biden�*s speech ended, donald trump released his own written statement. he claimed that president biden "used my name today to try to further divide america", and went on to repeat false claims about the 2020 election, which he lost. president biden was asked about that question of division, as he left the capitol building.
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that is calling him out divide more than 80 heroes? you talk so much about healing, healing this country. to hear you have to like it —— recognise the wound. you cannot pretend. this is serious stuff. and a lot of people understandably want to go that was, ijust a lot of people understandably want to go that was, i just assumed, a lot of people understandably want to go that was, ijust assumed, you have to face it. that's what great nations do. they face the truth. with it. move on. top senate republican mitch mcconnell released a statement describing the storming of the capitol as "a dark day for congress and our country". but he also accused democrats of playing politics. he wrote that "senators should not be trying to exploit this anniversary to damage the senate in a different way from within." on that here's republican strategist bryan lanza. i thinkjoe biden turned it into a partisan policy discussion which just sort of further makes january
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six at least in republican eyes and moderate eyes less of a landmark moment. he should have taken the politics out of it. a criticism frequently directed at donald trump is the length of time between the capitol being stormed, and the president asking the rioters to stop. at quarter to 2 in the afternoon, protesters surged past the capitol police. just a few minutes later, officers declared a riot. it wasn't until more than two hours later, after lipm, that donald trump released a video telling the mob to go home. here's a capitol police officer who was on duty that day. any action by anybody, especially the president that could have brought that situation to be quicker and should have absolutely happened. anything. absolutely. there action that could have been done to get us help sooner. democracy cannot be taken for granted to us because it exists. you have to fight to protect it. it's as simple as that. many republicans reacted with horror to the events of that
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day and have been critical of donald trump. but some of their colleagues have taken a different approach. congressman matt gaetz and congresswoman marjory taylor greene have referred to the rioters as �*patriots�* and �*political prisoners�*. and they've even organised a a counter—programme of the day's events. on that, here's democratic congressman brendan boyle. ona on a basic level it is disgusting that anyone would glorify what happened onjanuary that anyone would glorify what happened on january six. that anyone would glorify what happened onjanuary six. it is hard to understand how a group of fellow americans and human beings can get so worked that they believe is complete nonsense and craziness. earlier i spoke to our washington correspondent gary o donoghue on capitol hill. i asked gary if it was inevitable that the parties would accuse each other of playing politics. it was a political event. this was not a day out of the races. this was a battle for the political control of power in the united states. of
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course it was a political event. so i don't think that is terribly surprising. what the democrats and whatjoe biden is trying to do is say it goes beyond that, it goes on to a ram or playing of national importance, nationalsignificance, importance, national significance, something invoking importance, nationalsignificance, something invoking the constitution which is something that all americans are meant to believe in and believe is sacred and trying to elevate it to that plane as a way of trying to appeal to those who are a bit more worried about the nature of what happened on that day even if they might not be supportive of his. it is seven minutes past the hour as it is seven minutes past the hour as i talk to you. it was exactly seven minutes past the hour at this time that outside source was on air and we started to look at pictures of the capital and think that does not look like a regular protest. i wonder if that morning has paid out on a grand scale in the last year with america perhaps still deciding whether it wants to look at the stain of what happened, to acknowledge the scale of what happened. figs
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acknowledge the scale of what ha ened. r . acknowledge the scale of what happened-— acknowledge the scale of what hauened. r . , happened. as an interesting point. if ou look happened. as an interesting point. if you look back _ happened. as an interesting point. if you look back to _ happened. as an interesting point. if you look back to that _ happened. as an interesting point. if you look back to that day, - happened. as an interesting point. if you look back to that day, there | if you look back to that day, there was a lot of confusion about what was a lot of confusion about what was actually happening. and the extent of the violence. and the extent of the violence. and the extent of the violence. and the extent of the violence has come out over a period of time as those videos have been released and found and transmitted and put in evidence and transmitted and put in evidence and all of that so the picture and took a wire to form completely but now there is a pretty clear picture and the brutality and the violence is shocking at times when you see those pictures of the latest police officers were treated and the police officers were treated and the police officer drag down the stairs and the police officer in the doorway became with his own gas and pepper spray and beguiling and they share brutality and animosity of the whole thing and that took some time and i think that is still continuing to shock people when they new videos come out and of course as we get
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into this period where there will be trials of some of these people that were involved and orchestrating it you will see that material we played and began over the coming months in the run—up to the midterm elections and that could be a significant part of the political discussion which is why i think you saw that tilts today from the president towards a much more aggressive approach to donald trump and his role in what happened onjanuary trump and his role in what happened on january the 6th last year. he pulled his punches in previous speeches and previous appearances on this and today he did not do anything like that and he went in really full force giving it everything and calling out the former president and pressing those triggers that the former president hates about the fees and all those kinds of things. there is very kinds of there is thinthere
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here on bbc news at 2100 gmt with christian fraser...and you can catch up with everything online — we have a live page, and, as the accusations continue to be made against former president trump for his role in what happened, this analysis by our north america reporter antony zurcher of the five big questions still to be answered. we don't talk often about kazakhstan but in the past few days it's been in the spotlight as it saw a massive wave of anti—government protests. it is usually a stable country — one of the main oil producers in the world and a steady ally of russia — but now violence has erupterd on the streets of its largest city — almaty. bursts of gunfire were heard today as police was clearing out the city's main square from protesters. dozens of people were killed and hundreds were detained in a vast security operation that was launched in the morning. despite that and a nation—wide internet blackout — protesters still gathered in cities across the country — these pictures come from aktau, in the west of kazakhstan —
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where the demostrations first started. the bbc�*s sent us this update from almaty the classes that taking place a few hundred metres away from where i'm standing now. you can hear the sound of shooting and explosions. judging by that sound, the real battle is going on the main square of almighty. we saw several armoured personnel moving towards the square where a small group of protesters gathered before. this comes after days of protests in the country.. yesterday crowds stormed several government buildings and set police vehicles on fire. police say twelve officers died in the clashes and hundreds were injured. the country's president has called the protesters �*foreign terrorists'. their attack on kazakhstan can and should be considered an act of
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aggression. by labelling it a foreign aggression — the presidentjustified his request for russia's assistance. moscow has already deployed what it called �*a peace keeping mission�* to the country — on the basis of the collective security treaty organization — the treaty is a military alliance between russia, kazakhstan, belarus, tajikistan, kyrgyzstan and armenia. but what has actually sparked these protests? kaza khsta n is a country as vast as the whole of western europe — and has two very powerful neighbours: russia and china. on paper it�*s a rich country — it has 3 percent of the world�*s oil reserves and important coal and gas sectors. but that wealth is not shared equally. in 2019 demonstrations toppled the country�*s long—time president nazarbayev — who was accused of corruption — but he was replaced by a close ally. and recently fuel prices have doubled in the west of the country — sparking these latest protests. here�*s erica marat — from the college of international security affairs.
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for some people, it is about demanding better life and better jobs and better earning worse for others it is about opening up the political system and more representation and inclusion of different parts of society and breaking down this system of where it meets become reaching the about tens of tens of millions of dollars whereas most of the population especially in western kazakhstan suffering from extreme levels of poverty and underdevelopment. mr putin must be really worried that
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this protest to which came out of nowhere. there were some small protests in kazakhstan over the past year but there was nothing which could tell you that this could have in kazakhstan and of course if this is his worrying message for mr putin who was making so much to suppress opposition in his own country during previous years. according to some sources russia is willing to send up to 5000 surgeries to kazakhstan and i was looking into which divisions are going and it looks like to divisions which specialise both one is 45th division which is actually specialising in military intelligence and diversions. let specialising in military intelligence and diversions. let us talk about the _ intelligence and diversions. let us talk about the opposition - intelligence and diversions. let us talk about the opposition or - intelligence and diversions. let us| talk about the opposition or people beating these protests. it�*s been a difficult day for them to put it
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mildly with his major operation against them. as bbc russians but for people today believe they can continue? we for people today believe they can continue? ~ ., , for people today believe they can continue? ~ . , ., ., ., continue? we have seen a ma'or chance continue? we have seen a ma'or change in — continue? we have seen a ma'or change in what i continue? we have seen a ma'or change in what was i continue? we have seen a ma'or change in what was going i continue? we have seen a ma'or change in what was going on k continue? we have seen a majorj change in what was going on and there was a lot of gunfire as many people are afraid but also there is a change in the mood on the ground because of what happened yesterday overnight. during the first few days the protest was economical and political risks and practical demands but yesterday people saw clashes and looting and some people are afraid and they said we are living our lives and struggling but it was more or less ok and we have to line up for brad and petra and we need to line up to get some money, it�*s not what we wanted. so some people are confused and they want stability. and of course the majority of people are scared because of the amount of gunfire and
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stun grenades which we will hear out in the streets. it�*s nearly fifty years since the swedish group abba had their first number one. but this year, the band are back, performing a series of live gig. the group will be represented by avatars of their younger selves. abba�*s bjorn ulvaeus has been explaining how it works to the bbc. (pres) we soon saw that that technology is ancient and not usable. so, we went on to investigate whatever he could
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appearas on to investigate whatever he could appear as ourselves from a 79, looking exactly like we did back then and moving and singing and it proved that it�*s possible. there are now around a thousand people with computers, artists, working with these avatars right now and they could work from home. it�*s hear from this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? the tennis mens world number one novak djokovic is being detained in melbourne — and instead of defending his australian open title he may be deported from the country. (00v) his visa to enter the country
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was revoked — amid a growing backlash over the waiver he was given — by the tournament organisers — allowing him to compete despite not being fully vaccinated. we�*re going to spend the next few minutes, looking at how the story around novak djokovic has developed. novak djokovic is the men�*s tennis world no.i. and right now he�*s in this immigration detention hotel in melbourne. it�*s close to the venue of the australian open. but djokovic is awaiting deportation. to the fury of his dad. they want to keep him up on the in custody but injail until they want to keep him up on the in custody but in jail until monday. think about it. until monday. they will keep the world in jail. to understand how djokovic ended up in detention we need to go back to tuesday. he tweeted this picture with his luggage saying: "i�*m heading down under with an exemption permission " an exemption to come and play —
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without meeting the requirement of being fully vaccinated. but when, close to midnight, djokovic arrived — it was clear there was an issue. he was greeted by the australian border force. and for 8 hours was kept in an isolated room. outside, some fans waited. and back in serbia, the president was posting on instagram that "the whole of serbia is with him ? serbia will fight for novak djokovic, forjustice and truth. the truth at that point was that everyone was waiting and wondering. then at around 10 am we got a statement from border force. we were told " mr djokovic failed to provide appropriate evidence to meet the entry requirements to australia, and his visa has been subsequently cancelled." and then we heard from the prime minister. people are welcome in australia. but if you are not double vaccinated, and you are not an australian resident or citizen, you cannot come. but djokovic has an exemption that says he doesn�*t need two jabs to play. and he was given a visa to enter australia. but australia�*s deputy prime minister says that wasn�*t enough. if he has not filled out the forms
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appropriately that he is taking the sovereign capacity of another nation for a joke. others though see it differently. that all of this should have been thrashed out — before — djokovic travelled. if there was information that mr djokovic had not provided by the australian government should have asked for that information before the visa was granted. to this mix we also have the victoria state government, which wants us to know this isn�*t its issue. someone issued a visa to everyone that has come to australia. the commonwealth issues those visa. and as we watched all the different statements — some came to this conclusion. there is a clear disconnect between what the italian government is saying and what the federal government is saying. certainly there�*s been a disconnect somewhere along the line. and while everyone tried to work out what was happening and why — the sun was up. and djokovic was on the move. at around 10am, the australian authorities were sending the reigning australian open champion to an immigration detention hotel. the park hotel houses 36 refugees.
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it�*s infamous because of the conditions. public broadcaster sbs reports — the windows in the hotel can�*t be opened, detainees have found maggots in their food and there�*s been a recent covid outbreak among the detainees. and djokovic�*s dad was still furious. "tonight they can throw him in a dungeon, tomorrow they can put him in chains. the truth is he is like water and water paves its own path. novak is the spartacus of the new world which wont tolerate injustice" and this was his mother. they are keeping him as a prisoner. it's they are keeping him as a prisoner. it�*s not fair. it�*s not human. meanwhile, outside the park hotel fans gathered. as did the media — including the bbc�*s shaimaa khalil. many have told me how frustrated they are, how angry they are that he was allowed to come all the way over here then to be potentially sent back over a technicality. read the australian press though
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and some are saying this isn�*t just about a technicality. they point to an election coming. malcolm farr in the guardian�*s argues scott morrison�*s is doing a �*tough guy act�* to distract from rising covid cases and issues with testing. for their part, the federal government, the state government and tennis australia all say they�*ve followed the correct procedures. and now we wait for the result of djokivic�*s appeal in court. it�*s scheduled for monday. the australian open asked for a quick result. to which the judge said no. "the tail won�*t be wagging the dog here," he added. several days then to consider that all sides knew this issue was coming. in this facebook live in 2020, djokovic said he was "personally opposed to vaccination". his dad has also criticised the australian open�*s vaccination policy. australia knew djokovic�*s position, djokovic knew the policy —— as rafael nadal has pointed out. he is free the on position but then there are some consequences. he knew
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there are some consequences. he knew the conditions since a lot of months ago so... but despite the months everyone�*s had to think this through, for whatever reasons, djokovic isn�*t preparing for the tournament, he�*s not at home in serbia, he�*s in detention in a suburb in melbourne. let�*s turn to the uk now and boris johnson has been criticised —— by his adviser on standards —— following an inquiry into the refurbishment of the flat above 10 downing street. lord geidt accused mrjohnson of not having "sufficient respect" for his role as standards adviser. the prime minister apologised for not sharing with the inquiry, messages he had sent a conservative member of the house of lords who had initially paid for the refurbishment. vicki young reports. a lavish flat refurbishment with an eye watering bill and some difficult questions for the prime minister about whether he knew who originally paid for it. he and his wife spent over £100,000 hiring a luxury designer. it has taken months for the standard advisor, lord geidt, to get to
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the bottom of a complex funding arrangement involving a tory donor. some relevant information was never disclosed to the investigation and today in a letter to lord geidt, mrjohnson apologised for that. "i�*m sorry the office of independent advisor has been put in this position and can only repeat the humble and sincere apology i gave when we discussed this matter earlier today." mrjohnson is busy highlighting the success of vaccines. the questions have continued about what he knew and when. i followed the ministerial guidance at all times. surely you would remember such an exchange even if you could not see the messages question i followed the ministerial guidance at all times. this is what the flight look like when the previous occupant opened the doors to the bbc. but thejohnsons did not like it, preparing designs in the more exuberant style of lulu lytle.
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mrjohnson said he did not know the conservative donor lord brownlow was initially paying for it. to date whatsapp messages between them were published. the prime minister wrote... lord brownlow replied... downing street said that exchange was never shown to the investigation because mrjohnson did not recall it and it was on an old phone he did not have access to. in his letter to the prime minister, lord geidt does not hide as a rotation that he did not see those whatsapp messages. he said if he had, he might have asked more questions and might have changed some of his findings. but he said his main conclusion that the
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prime minister did not break the ministerial code, that still stands. this really isn�*t good enough, and we need to now be fully transparent around others are very sorry saga and all the other instances of conservative sleaze that we have seen over recent months. borisjohnson has now paid for the flat refurbishment himself, but the episode threatens to undermine public confidence in the way standards in public life are upheld. vicki young, bbc news, westminster. the president made a speech to mark the anniversary and use it to make his most heated attack yet on his predecessor. he often does notjust to talk about him but he did this time. president biden played the refusal to accept his election defeat for sparking what he called an armed insurrection. that is it.
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thank you for watching. goodbye. it felt very cold today and here in nottinghamshire a light covering of snow as i will let her friends went through. this trading area of low pressure as well will feed into more shower is due this evening and overnight and it�*s cold enough that they will fall. it is a brisk wind carrying missionaries in the sun with hair and thunder as well. even though they will prevent the temperatures from being level as last nights prl enough and of course following from the rain and snow it could be treacherous in places. with icy patches and more snow showers to come. the warnings on the website
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that are applicable for the northern half of the country with a light dusting of snow on the hills with some ice at low levels. my sunny spells and scattered showers friday, evenin spells and scattered showers friday, even in southern areas winds will be strengthening 50 or 60 mph is in the channel but it could push in this area of rain with carol snow to parts of wales in southern and western england some? as to how the north it will be let north and east anyway or further north that winter makes of showers and hail and some thunder. you are showers east of the pen names but they will penetrate through the gap and it will be another cold day when you add on the wind—chill as well feeling cold despite sunshine. and friday evening and overnight the showers paid with and overnight the showers paid with a frost and eastern areas before we get more rain and more hail snow coming in. that is the low pressure system which would be in charge to
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start the weekend. here it comes the next deep area of low pressure at the weather front bringing a state of wet weather and snow over the hills with winter showers following behind but the second half of the weekend with a high pressure looks quiet and dry. this mayjust be slow to clear on saturday so giving quite a soaking in places may be slow to clear eastern areas but behind it is added to come out there with temperatures dipping towards double figures, names and times. a bit on the cool side on sunday with high—pressure dry weather but it is mild once again for the start of next week.
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this is bbc news. the headlines:
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on the anniversary of the storming of the us congress, president biden has accused his predecessor of threatening american democracy. he said the country must recognise the extent of the wound caused by the riot in order to move on. donald trump responded with a statement dismissing the speech as political theatre. statement dismissing the speech as politicaltheatre. he statement dismissing the speech as political theatre. he also repeated full claims about the election. security forces in kazakhstan have cleared a central square after days of protests. russian paratroopers are arriving at the request of the president. and a court in australia will decide if novak djokovic will be deported. he failed to provide evidence for entry. those are the headlines on bbc news. now on bbc news, archbishop desmond tutu —
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who died in december aged 90 — was a hero of the anti—apartheid movement in south africa.


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