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welcome to newsday. reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines... america marks a year since the us capitol attack. joe biden blames donald trump for the riot, saying he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power. the former president of the united states of america has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. russian soldiers arrive in kazakhstan to help crush anti—government protests. reports say security forces have taken control of central almaty. the clashes are taking place just a few hundred metres away from where i'm standing now. you can hear the sound
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of shooting and explosions. the family of tennis star novak djokovic says he's been subjected to humiliating treatment in australia — as he's held in quarantine, fighting deportation from the country. a creating the hand—woven pashmina shawls. and creating the hand—woven pashmina shawls. we look at the attempts being made to bring women back to weaving in kashmir. live from our studio in singapore... this is bbc news. it's newsday. it's eight in the morning in singapore and seven in the evening in washington, where politicians from both the main parties have been marking the one year since the invasion of the us capitol in very different ways. president biden says the rioters held a dagger to the throat of american
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democracy, and accused them of acting after donald trump spun a web of lies. but mr trump has repeated his discredited claims that the election victory was stolen from him, and says mr biden is using his name to try to divide america. we begin our coverage with this report from our north america correspondent, aleem maqbool. you'll never take back our country with weakness. you have to show strength. these still staggering scenes were a last—ditch attempt to overturn the election loss of donald trump. fight for trump! his supporters marched the short distance from a rally he'd been holding to the capitol building, where congress was insertion to confirm joe biden�*s win. —— in session. a protester was shot dead at the doors of the speakers lobby, and the attack went on for hours.
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four others died, including a police officer. nearly 140 of his security colleagues were injured. a year on inside the very building that was attacked, a minute's silence was held in remembrance. mr president, how are - you feeling about the day, sir? joe biden delivered an impassioned speech to mark a day when he said a dagger had been held at the throat of democracy because of lies about the election spread by donald trump. because he sees his own interest is more important than his country's interest and america's interest, and because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our constitution, he can't accept he lost. in the weeks that followed the storming of the capitol, hundreds of people were rounded up and charged for their involvement. it's banana republic stuff when political prisoners are arrested and denied due process. fast forward, and some republicans now refer to those
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arrested as political prisoners. joe kent's running for congress this year on a platform that the election was stolen. he's been endorsed by donald trump in the battle against the party establishment. make no mistake there - is a civil war going on right make no mistake there is a civil war going on right now in the republican party for the direction of the republican party. i believe the america first, the president trump movement, that we have the vast majority of the country and the republican party. you don't think some people would have looked at the events of january the 6th and thought, "i don't want to be a part of that?" initially, a lot of people did and a lot of those folks now regret that. the mob was fed lies. they were provokedl by the president and other powerful people. and in the days after the storming of the capitol, senior republicans condemned the attack, but when it came to action, the vast majority of republicans voted not to impeach and convict donald trump for incitement. he is not guilty as charged
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with the articles of impeachment. for all the condemnation he's received in the last year over his involvement in those violent events, donald trump still enjoys the support of millions of americans, and in his party, it is those voices that continue to drown out the criticism. aleem maqbool, bbc news, and washington. earlier, i spoke to our washington correspondent gary o'donoghue, who explained what the mood has been like at the capitol. in many ways, the capital has really been representative in many ways, the capitol has really been representative ofjust one side of that narrative today because largely, there been no republicans here whatsoever. there was one on the floor of the house of representatives, liz cheney, one of those people that republicans... she was there with herfather, former vice president dick cheney.
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then there were two republicans for donald trump, who were here, also putting their side of their argument about january the 6th. so, the ceremonial elements have largely been dominated by democrats. they've had prayer vigils and moments of silence, they've had recollections and reminiscences of the fear they felt here last year. of course, he centrepiece of it all was that great big long speech by presidentjoe biden, where he really went after donald trump for the first time in the last year. a lot of people have been hoping for that on the democratic side, that he would be more robust, more forthright in blaming donald trump for what happened on january the 6th, and today, he did that. he referred to him as the former president more than a dozen times and calling out what he called his lies and pressing home this idea that he was defeated, that he lost the election. they are all likely to trigger donald trump to swift statements of streams of consciousness. as these events have
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drawn to a close, i think there will be a sort of feeling among democrats that they have marked what was for them a real threat to democracy in the correct way, but the threat continues, according to the president and to others, and that's where you'll get this battle for the future of america between republicans who simply believe this election was stolen from them and democrats who believe that their democracy is under threat from that kind of talk. yeah, indeed. as you are saying, that statement from donald trump came swift and sharp, saying that mr biden is using his name to try to divide america. how much traction do you think those kinds of comments will have within his base? i mean, pretty much whatever donald trump says now
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does have a resonance, it does have a lot of power within that kind of core vote he controls. he has an iron—like grip over that, sort of 25 or 30% of the republican party. the problem is the rest of the party are too frightened. republicans who see things differently feel unable to go down that road. they tow the line. otherwise, they get challenged or might get removed. they certainly get vilified. at the moment, the former president does have that viselike grip on the republican party, and therefore, you will hear this narrative about january the 6th. we heard it from two members of congress today upstairs. they said that january the 6th was really orchestrated by the federal government, that the fbi, the cia had placed informants and they were the people that caused all the trouble. that's what two members
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of congress told me. gary o'donoghue. and you can catch up with everything on bbc news online as the accusations continue to be made against former president trump for his role in what happened, take a look at this analysis by our north america reporter anthony zurcher of the five big questions still to be answered. just log on to — or download the app. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines. three people have died in sudan, during protests against military rule. internet and mobile phone access was limited throughout the day, and the security forces closed some roads, and used tear gas to try to control the demonstrations. it's the latest in a series of protests which broke out after a military coup last october. health officials in india have placed 125 people in isolation
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after they tested positive for covid—i9 on arriving on a flight from italy. they were among 179 passengers on the flight from milan to amritsar. india reported more than 90,000 cases on thursday — a nearly six—fold rise over the past week. india says it's closely monitoring the situation after reports that china is building a bridge in the northern ladakh region. satellite imagery shows what appears to be construction activity on the pan—gong tso lake, very close to the demarcation line between the two countries. in kazakhstan, security forces say they've have killed dozens of anti—goverment rioters in the main city of almaty. at least 12 pro—government forces have also died in the protests,
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which were sparked by rising fuel prices. now russia is sending in troops, following a request from the kazakh president. 0ur correspondent in almaty, abdujalil abdurasulov, sent this report. this is the aftermath of the mass unrest — violent clashes between riot police and protesters turned what used to be almaty�*s bustling square into a war zone. sparked by a hike of fuel prices, the roots of the protest movement go deep into the corrupt authoritarian system. and the turmoil continues. the armyjoined riot police to disperse the crowd. the number of casualties is rising. at night, the stand—off grows particularly violent. stun grenades, rubber bullets and reportedly live rounds have been used to crack down on the protest. the clashes are taking place just a few hundred metres away from where i'm standing now. you can hear the sound
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of shooting and explosions, and judging by that sound, a real battle is going on the main square of almaty. we saw several armoured personnel carriers moving towards the square, where a small group of protesters had gathered. in response to the violence, the kazakh authorities have appealed to russia—led regional security organisation csto to send troops to restore order. according to kazakhstan�*s president, the country is facing an external aggression. translation: given that these terrorist gangs - are international and have received extensive training abroad, their attack on kazakhstan can and should be considered an act of aggression. protesters claim that their movement was peaceful and blamed the authorities for provoking the violence. translation: when the president said he's at war with thugs, - he called us thugs, terrorists. we're neither thugs nor terrorists — we participate in rallies.
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when he said that, i was deeply disappointed. the events in kazakhstan are now quickly turning into a geopolitical crisis, as russia has sent its peacekeeping forces. these can help to stop the violence, but the public discontent that fuelled the protests is likely to remain. abdujalil abdurasulov, bbc news, almaty. the men's tennis world number one, novak djokovic, has spent the night effectively under detention in a hotel in melbourne after his visa was revoked in a row over covid precautions. his treatment has drawn criticism from the serbian government. the country's president posted on instagram that "the whole of serbia is with him". shaimaa khalil has the latest. the world number one arriving in melbourne, ready to defend his australian open title, only to be told he's no longer welcome. after hours of being held
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at the city's airport, the border authorities said his visa had to be revoked because of a mistake, and novak djokovic was taken to a quarantine hotel. he came to australia with an exemption, but he's been public about his opposition to being vaccinated. on the issue of mr djokovic, rules are rules, and there are no special cases. rules are rules. it's what i said to you yesterday — that's the policy of the government and has been our government's strong border protection policies and particularly in relation to the pandemic. scott morrison's government has been under immense pressure over its handling of the pandemic, amid rocketing case numbers and chaos at testing clinics. all of this is happening with an election looming in the next few months. djokovic's family say this is a political agenda and has nothing to do with sport. they are keeping him as a prisoner.
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it'sjust not fair, it's not human. so, ijust hope that he will be strong, as we are trying also to be very strong, to give him some energy to keep on going. i hope that he will win. his legal team has challenged the decision and a court hearing will resume on monday. outside the hotel, tension was high among his supporters. even as they danced and music played, you could feel their frustration. i was pretty angry and - disappointed and ashamed of being an australian. i'm an australian born and for this to happenj in my country, to discriminate like this and treat people like| this that come from overseas, j that have a medical exemption and haven't done anything, that's bad, really. - just, he's here to play. i don't think it is ok for him to have been dragged all this way for this spectacle to take place.
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novak djokovic has landed in the middle of a controversy that has gone beyond tennis and is now at the heart of a political tussle between state and federal authorities. and while mr djokovic and his legal team wait for a decision on monday, confusion and anger are the overriding sentiments here. novak djokovic was expected to go head—to—head with rafael nadal. a 21st grand slam title is at stake and today, his rival didn't mince his words. he's free to take the own decisions, but then there are some consequences i'iow. and of course, i don't like the situation that is happening. for years, novak djokovic has dominated the australian open, winning nine times. but his attempt at a tenth title may be over before the tournament has started.
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shaimaa khalil, bbc news, melbourne. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme — we'll look at how the events of january the 6th affected the way america is viewed around the world. we'll hear from our correspondents across the globe. the japanese people are in mourning following the death of emperor hirohito. thousands converged on the imperial palace to pay their respects when it was announced he was dead. good grief — after half a century of delighting fans around the world, charlie brown and the rest of the gang are calling it quits. the singer paul simon starts his tour of south africa tomorrow, in spite of protests and violence from some black activist groups. they say international artists should continue to boycott south africa until majority rule is established.
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around the world, people have been paying tribute i to the iconic rock starl david bowie, who sold 140 million albums in a career that spanned half a century. l his family announced i overnight that he died of cancer at the age of 69. the world's tallest skyscraper opens later today. the burj dubai has easily overtaken its nearest rivals. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm karishma vaswani in singapore. our main story this hour... president biden has launched his most strident attack yet on his predecessor, donald trump, accusing him of provoking the storming of the us congress with a web of lies. let's get a global perspective on that story. the capitol invasion sent shock waves around the world, and was closely watched by both
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america's friends and rivals. we asked three of our correspondents, in china, germany and canada, to tell us how the events of a year ago were seen there. the latest evidence of a declining nation... questions raised about where the us goes from here... it sent a real shiver down - the spines of many politicians. it was not just the story of the day, but the story over a few days. it was really... canadians tried to make sense of what was happening to the united states, which is notjust our closest neighbour, but probably our closest ally. perhaps in part because of this country's history, many- germans were just horrified by what they saw, and that| was really reflected -
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in the headlines at the time. just looking at them, _ one newspaper described those scenes as "sad and terrifying," caused by supporters - of a "delusional voted—out - president", with more than one publication describing the - event as "an attempted coup." was it a big story? well, it got the prominence that the propagandists here wanted it to get, and the tone of that coverage essentially was, look, this is the latest evidence of a declining nation. certainly in canada, a lot of questions in terms of whether what happened south of the border could happen here, if the same forces were present at the same level, whether it be populism, or organisations like the proud boys. all of a sudden, germany realised that, tucked - away on social media, - the far—right and conspiracy
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theories actually do wield considerable influence. . it sent a real shiver down - the spines of many politicians. there are genuine questions raised about where the us goes from there. in terms of us democracy now, i would say there's a lot more attention being paid to the mechanisms of us democracy. obviously, there are countless numbers of people here who aspire to what the us has, and it was seen as a national tragedy. but in terms of state—controlled media and the narrative there, that was this is what happens, this is the latest evidence of a declining nation. the award—winning american film—maker peter bogdanovich has died at the age of 82. bogdanovich's 1971 movie, the last picture show, won two oscars. he also directed the comedy, what's up doc?, with
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barbra streisand and ryan o'neal in the lead roles, and later found critical success with his movie, paper moon. in the last years of his career, he turned to acting — featuring in the tv series the sopranos, and appearing in roles in quentin tarantino's kill bill films. a special report for you now. kashmir�*s hand woven pashmina shawls are treasured around the world. the industry that produces them was once dominated by women but nowjust 5% of workers are female. a local entrepreneur is trying to reverse that decline, as the bbc�*s aamir peerzada reports from srinagar in indian—administered kashmir. continuing the tradition her mother taught her. hasina has been spinning pashmina yarn for as long as she can remember. she was one of many women making beautiful shawls that were prized. but 15 years ago, she stopped.
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translation: the wages were never increased - since my childhood, so we left. low wages and the emergence of automatic machines left herjobless and fighting for financial independence. now i have to ask my brother or husband for money, but before this, we were self—sufficient. we didn't have to ask anyone. this man is trying to revive an ancient tradition. he owns a company making shawls and remembers the age before high—tech machines. the finest quality of kashmir comes from an himalayan region which used to come to kashmir for hand spinning, and then would be woven by the master
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craftsmen of kasmir and made into the best quality pashmina shawl which was revered world over. he has brought hasina and many other women back to work. they are training to use a new machine. in a region where half the women are unemployed, kadri wondered how to get women back to weaving. one of the ways to do it was upgrading their skill by getting them trained, which has been devised locally. and then, with this help, they produce almost doubles, which actually doubles their income. bringing hand weaving back to kashmir. it's a different scenario for kadri. he can produce more shawls. and local women can regain the financial freedom they have been missing. aamir peerzada, bbc
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news, in kashmir. such a beautiful art. let's just take you to colombia where the annual black and white carnival has been held. contrary to the name, the parade in the city of pasto is actually very colourful, as you can see. the festival stems from the south american country's indigenous, spanish and african traditions. despite its name, which invokes the ritual of wearing black and white clothing to symbolise unity and equality, the carnival combines vibrant colours and music to celebrate ethnic and cultural diversity. but in an effort to thwart the spread of covid—19, authorities asked carnival visitors to show proof of vaccination, wear masks and avoid close contact with other participants. that's all the time we have for
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you on newsday at this hour. thanks so much forjoining me. hello. well, it's going to be cold for another day or so, and after that, things will turn a little less cold, but there's a big low pressure out there in the atlantic. you can see the cold fronts sweeping across the uk. behind it, that speckled cloud, the shower clouds, some of them wintry, carried by a pretty cold current of air coming off the north atlantic. but i think come the weekend, this next low pressure — this is another one — will come our way and will also warm things up a little bit, but until then, still the risk of snow and ice through the early hours and into friday, mostly but not exclusively northern parts of the uk. so, here's the weather map, the forecast early friday. you can see wintry showers across the pennines, the highlands, parts of northern ireland, too. temperatures close to freezing early on friday, so icy patches possible.
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again, mostly across the northern half of the uk and the south, it's just a little bit too mild. on the whole, not a bad day for many of us across eastern areas of the uk. out towards the west, we'll have those showers and a good old breeze at least for the first half of the day. then in the southwest, we'll see a spell of rain sweeping through during the afternoon, so cardiff and plymouth, possibly portsmouth, will be wet for a time on friday before it dries out. here's the next low pressure. that's the one that's actually moving through right now, but this is the next one on friday. and here's the weather front, the cold front that moves through during the first half of saturday across the uk. rain and wind — a really unpleasant picture early in the day, but notice that it does tend to dry out at least somewhat second half of the day on saturday, although it could stay wet across eastern areas. you can see the temperatures back into double figures, so it's not going to be quite so cold, but the wind will make it feel pretty nippy. and then, sunday, actually we're in between weather
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systems — one out there in the north sea, this approaching. we're in between, so sunday isn't looking too bad at all. temperatures will be a little lower, between, say, 5—8 degrees for the most part, maybe a little bit milder in cornwall and devon. but on the whole, out of the two days, i think sunday is looking better. and thereafter, it really does turn just that little bit milder with temperatures perhaps reaching 13 degrees in some southern and southwestern areas. bye— bye.
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