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welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines... novak djokovic is back in traininig after a court overturned his visa cancellation, but australia's immigration minister could still decide to deport him. the british prime minister boris johnson faces new questions, about apparent breaches of lockdown in downing street. after last week's deadly protests in kazakhstan, the country's president now claims the demonstrations were an attempt —— an attempted coup. fine an attempt -- an attempted coup. one thin is an attempt -- an attempted coup. one thing is clear. _ an attempt —— an attempted coup. ole: thing is clear, to stay an attempt —— an attempted coup. gig; thing is clear, to stay in power an attempt —— an attempted coup. que: thing is clear, to stay in power the thing is clear, to stay in power the president of kazakhstan had to call on a foreign power for help. that's
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saying he was pleased and grateful that thejudge had overturned the visa cancellation, and despite all that has happened, he wants to say and try to compete at the australian open. cheering. and this is the moment his supporters found out about his victory. he won, djokovic won! what we saw today here in the court that the australian legal system is functioning, it is evidence—based, it is about justice. yeah, i'm extremely happy, as anyone, everyone - in the serbian community here. i'm very worried, but i don't want to think like that. ijust hope it will stay like this, that he will be free and he will play. it's been a battle for all of us, it's notjust about novak. obviously, we've been defending him every possible way we could,
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because we know he is a truthful and rightful guy. while many in the community think he was unfairly treated, some argue that meeting any country's vaccination rules will pose problems for him beyond australia. he will have to face several times those problems, so i think bottom line, he will have to get vaccine. but for this time, for australia, he got the visa, and he flew in with all the best intention and having done all the works he should have done beforehand. the mood turned to confusion when it became unclear and it's still unclear whether the government will seek to deport novak djokovic. at one point, they thought they caught of him, but clashed with the police and registers —— dispersed with tier gas. it's only a few days before the tournament djokovic has dominated is due to start,
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but his win in court today doesn't seem to have guaranteed him a chance to defend his title. shaimaa khalil, bbc news. the atp welcomed the court ruling, but called for greater clarity over the rules. a statement said the atp fully respects the sacrifices the people of australia have made since the onset of covid—19 and the stringent immigration policies that have been put in place. the series of events leading to monday's court hearing have been damaging on all fronts, including for novak�*s well—being and preparation for the australian open. i'm joined now by sports journalist daniel cherny in melbourne. it's great to have you on the programme. just to get a sense at this point in time of where you think the immigration row could go from here. could the immigration minister still very legitimately cancel his visa, and what what the implications of that be?—
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implications of that be? there is still a chance _ implications of that be? there is still a chance that _ implications of that be? there is still a chance that could - implications of that be? there isj still a chance that could happen, and i think everyone in australia, most australians and probably tennis fans around the world are waiting with baited breath to see what happens with what the immigration minister decides to do. it could come at any moment now. i think it would be a valid decision given that djokovic entered the country, there is a query as to whether having prior infection gave him about —— valid exemption. in terms of what that would mean, one by—product of having your visa revoked by the immigration minister is that it would actually cancel his visa for three years, so he could be denied from entering the country for three years, which feature implications, he's 3a and he will be playing for several more years, i suppose that if there is one turn amends where
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djokovic is a global superstar, this is one tournament for a hold sway commies when it nine times, dominated for the best part of 13 or 14 dominated for the best part of 13 or 1a years, so the implications are enormous. this is a story that has captivated global media. it's absolutely huge.— captivated global media. it's absolutely huge. indeed. just in terms of what _ absolutely huge. indeed. just in terms of what the _ absolutely huge. indeed. just in terms of what the australian - terms of what the australian government is trying to do here, because i think it's fair to say there has been some fair amount of confusion over the initial way that this story unfolded. what is the message that the government is trying to send on this?— trying to send on this? good question- — trying to send on this? good question- i _ trying to send on this? good question. i suppose - trying to send on this? good question. i suppose we - trying to send on this? good question. i suppose we will. trying to send on this? (13mm question. i suppose we will probably see it depending on what happens whether the visa gets revoked. broadly speaking, the government has tried to get across the message that you need to be vaccinated to get into the country, and you need to have a really compelling exemption if you are not vaccinated. there is a series of questions as to whether
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the nature of djokovic's exemption was legitimate. i think it's a separate matter of what happened when he got to the airport early last weekend was unable to get in. that was more of an administrative issue, and i think that's what the federal courts decided yesterday, that the judge decided, but broadly speaking, the government has been keen to get across the message that no one is above the law or the rules, and i think if is allowed in, i would argue to say that that message has been diluted or defeated. it's really interesting, the other thing worth considering as it is against the backdrop of australia being very strong on vaccination, and particularly in victoria, where certainly it was instilled for a long time that it's the most long lockdown city in the world, and gone over the —— gone through a lot over the last above our. ., ~ i. . through a lot over the last above our. ., ~ . ., your. daniel, thank you so much for “oininu us your. daniel, thank you so much for joining us with _
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your. daniel, thank you so much for joining us with your— your. daniel, thank you so much for joining us with your thoughts - your. daniel, thank you so much for joining us with your thoughts on - joining us with your thoughts on newsday. joining us with your thoughts on newsda . . , did the people making england's covid rules at the height of the pandemic also break them? well borisjohnson is refusing to say whether he attended a drinks gathering at downing street in may 2020 , in contravention of the rules at that time. several of those invited have told the bbc they were taken aback by an emailfrom the prime minister's private secretary asking dozens of staff to "bring their own booze", to what were called "socially—distanced drinks" in the downing street garden. at the time most social mixing was banned. laura kuenssberg has the latest. the principle private secretary's job is in the shadows, organising the lives of the public and powerful. martin reynolds' role was not, you may think, to organise a
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party during a lockdown, an invite from itv are sent to around 100 of number ten's staff. the prime minister today declining to get into the details of any such socialising. all of that, as you know, is the subject of a proper investigation by sue grey. so have you been interviewed by sue grey, and if not, would you object to the question? all of that is subject to an investigation by sue grey. remember back then, in the horror of spring 2020, the rules were clear. you could spend time outdoors with people you lived with or with one other person. and yet, in the building where the rules were being made, a plan was formed for a gathering in downing street's garden on may the 20th 2020. i'm told around 30 people attended, including, according to two eyewitnesses, the prime minister and his wife, with a long table set out in the garden for drinks and snacks.
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and there was surprise and concern among some staff at the plan. eyebrows more than raised at the e—mail invited sent out by martin reynolds in black—and—white. messages sent between staff and showing tonight to the bbc, that some were well aware of the problem. one wrote at the time... another said... all number ten spokesperson would say tonight was... for weeks, the prime minister has had to defend himself from a deluge of goings—on in downing street. he said again and again nothing went wrong. i have been repeatedly assured, since these allegations emerged, that there was no party and that no covid rules were broken, and that is what i have been repeatedly assured. but for labour's deputy, this latest set of claims as a step too far.
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i think he should go, i mean, there is no excuses, and it will come as— no surprise that i don't think borisjohnson is up for the job, but more importantly, i think he has lost the confidence of the british public now with his lies, his deceit and his breaking of his own rules. labour shouldn't hold its breath for that, but borisjohnson just can't shake off claims about his own behaviour during lockdown and the conduct of those right by his side. let's take a look at some of the stories in the headlines in the uk. the housing secretary says he wants developers to pay up to four billion pounds to fix dangerous cladding on medium height blocks of flats identified in the wake of the grenfell fire. michael gove says if they fail to co—operate, they could be taxed. until now, the government had committed money to repair only taller buildings. an independent inquiry will investigate how a serving police officer, wayne couzens, was able to abduct, rape and murder sarah everard
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in south london in march last year. the first phase will look his conduct during his career. it will also investigate whether any warning signs were missed. eight men who were abused by the convicted paedophile barry bennell more than 30 years ago, have lost their high court case against manchester city football club. the men, now in their 40's and 50's, said bennell was a scout for manchester city at the time. a judge ruled the club was not liable, but praised the men's bravery in coming forward. breaking news for you now. the south korean military says that north korean military says that north korea has launched an unidentified projectile off the east coast of the peninsula. the latest launch was first reported by the japanese coast guard before being confirmed by defence authorities in seoul. that's happening just the last 30 minutes
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or so. we will bring you more developments as we receive them. do stay tuned for updates on that story. let's turn to kazakhstan now, where the president has described the protests last week, in which dozens are reported to have died, as an attempted coup. troops from russia are currently in the country to restore order , and president putin said kazakhstan had been targeted by international terrorism. amid a crackdown on protests, the us state department has called on the authorties to rescind an order for security forces to shoot without warning. our correspondent steve rosenberg is in kazakhstan's largest city almaty, and sent this report. driving into almaty, you see immediately that this is a city on guard. we passed through several army checkpoints. they've been set up to prevent more attacks. in the city centre, reminders of the violence the authorities now say was an attempted coup.
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almaty last week. what had started as peaceful protests over fuel prices... in another part of kazakhstan were suddenly looking like war. translation: these bandits were controlled by terrorists. j for the level of organisation here, it must have been a criminal group that planned it in advance. dozens of people were killed. thousands have since been detained. there's still a lot of confusion about who was behind this violence. authorities blame terrorists and bandits. some here talk about a power struggle in the ruling elite. but one thing is clear — that to stay in power, the president of kazakhstan had to call on a foreign power for help, and that's russia. enter the russian military.
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on paper, russian troops here are peacekeepers, deployed to kazakhstan as part of a collective security alliance of former soviet states, the csto. but most of the soldiers are russian, the kremlin keen to demonstrate its regional power. addressing csto colleagues, president putin made events fit his wider narrative. translation: we understand . the events in kazakhstan won't be the last attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of our countries. the measures taken by the csto show we will not allow destabilisation at home and for so—called colour revolutions to take place. after the violence in almaty, there are mixed feelings here about the arrival of russian troops. "i welcome the russians coming", this man says. "they'll put a stop to it".
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"we should be able to cope ourselves", she says. "then again, without outside help, there could be civil war". what happened in kazakhstan has left this country and its people in shock and in fear at what comes next. steve rosenberg, bbc news, almaty. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme... millions of artefacts depicting jewish life before world war ii can be seen online from today, as part of a new exhibit. we'll take you inside the archives. day one of operation desert storm to force the iraqis out of kuwait has seen the most intense air attacks since the second world war. tobacco is america's oldest industry, and it's one of its biggest. but the industry is
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nervous of this report — this may tend to make people want to stop smoking cigarettes. there is not a street that is unaffected. huge parts of kobe were simply demolished as buildings crashed into one another. this woman said she'd been given no help and no advice by the authorities. she stood outside the ruins of her business. i tens of thousands of black childrenl in south africa have taken advantage of laws passed by the country'sl new multiracial government and enrolled at formerly white schools. tonight see the 9610th performance of the long—running play, the mousetrap. when they heard of her death today, the management considered whether to cancel tonight's performance, but agatha christie would've been the last person to want such a thing. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm karishma vaswani in singapore. our headlines...
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novak djokovic is back in traininig after a court overturned his visa cancellation , but australia's immigration minister could still decide to deport him. the british prime minister boris johnson faces new questions, about apparent breaches of lockdown in downing street. in other headlines today — the past seven years have been the hottest on record, according to the eu's copernicus climate change service, which said they were the warmest by a clear margin since 1850. last year was the fifth—warmest year, with record—breaking heat in some regions. and levels of carbon dioxide and methane hit new heights. our climate editorjustin rowlatt examines the data. what a way to see in the new year. almost 1,000 homes were destroyed and tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate as some of the worst wildfires ever seen in colorado swept across the state.
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coming down this road, the ditches and things, and the trees, they are all up inflames, like, there are embers everywhere. it looks like 2022 is set to continue the trend of extreme weather we saw last year. extreme events are likely to become more intense and more frequent, and we saw many examples of that. within 2021, there were the devastating floods in central europe that we saw in july and also the extreme heatwave that we saw across the world injune in canada and injuly in sicily. these latest temperature figures confirm that europe experienced its hottest summer on record. the global data collected by european satellites shows 2021 was the fifth hottest year ever recorded, and — no surprise here — the concentration of warming gases
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in the atmosphere is continuing to rise, with record levels of both carbon dioxide and methane. the direction of travel is inescapable. just look how temperatures have risen since the beginning of the industrial revolution 170 years ago. that, of course, is when the world began to burn fossil fuels on a really massive scale, and now look at the last seven years. these latest figures show they were the hottest seven years ever recorded, an average of 1.2 degrees centigrade above pre—industrial levels. and the bad news is, a temporary cooling event in the pacific ocean actually lowered temperatures very marginally last year. that will soon pass, so don't expect any let—up in the warming trend in the years to come. it sometimes feels, when we've got complex, big problems like this, that there's very little we can do as individuals,
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but we do have a choice. we can make changes to our lifestyle to reduce our own greenhouse gas emissions, whether that's reducing the amount of meat and dairy that we eat, travelling less by flying or, you know, not taking the car as much and walking and cycling instead. the pact agreed by world leaders at the international climate conference in glasgow in november aims to do just that — to cut global emissions. today's confirmation of rising global temperatures is another reminder ofjust how urgent that action is. justin rowlatt, bbc news. investigators in new york are assessing whether a maintenance issue may have caused smoke to spread more quickly in an apartment block fire on sunday that killed 17 people including eight children. mayor eric adams said an open door may have allowed smoke to spread more quickly —
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which trapped people in their flats, or overcame them, in the stairwells as they tried to escape. this is a global tragedy because of the bronx in new york city's representative of the ethnicities and cultures across the globe. so everyone is feeling the pain of what we are experiencing. when i tell you this and they say it over and over again, we are going to get through this moment. we are going to get through this moment and we are going to get through it together. this tragedy is not going to define us. it's going to show our resiliency as we help the families through this. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines. a court in myanmar has sentenced ousted leader aung san suu kyi to four more years in prison, in the latest of a series of trials. she was convicted for the illegal possession and import of walkie—talkies and breaking covid—19 rules.
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the formerr leader was first convicted in december, and given a sentence of two years. millionaire convicted murderer robert durst has died in prison at the age of 78, according to his lawyer. durst died as a california prisoner after pleading guilty in september to killing his friend susan berman. he murdered her to stop her talking to police about his wife's disappearance. police believe he killed two others. russian officials said during high—level talks in geneva that they have no intention of invading ukraine, according a top us diplomat. reports say that around 100,000 russian troops have been deployed near the border with ukraine, prompting fears of an incursion. the us has said there would be sanctions if russia were to attack. wa nt to want to bring you to strain out of a pilot in los angeles. who crash landed on a railway line, as a commuter train approached. as our correspondent sophie long
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reports, it turned out to be a very lucky escape. the moment disaster was averted. this remarkable bodycam footage shows the moment lapd officers pulled a pilot to safety without a second to spare. go, go, go, go! horn blares. the plane had taken off from the runway at whiteman airport adjacent to the metro line just minutes earlier. but it crash—landed onto the tracks at this busy level crossing. police officers were at the scene in moments, but then an ominous sound created instant panic — that of a train fast approaching. in a city where street corners are frequently turned into film sets, people here struggled to believe that what they were seeing was actually real. there was a huge sense of panic.
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a lot of the bystanders were frustrated. they were frustrated, maybe, with the length of time it took to get him out. we didn't expect the train to still keep coming, so a lot of people were frustrated with that. it's out of this world. it's like something in a movie, that you would see in a hollywood movie. despite the flying debris, no one on the ground was injured. the pilot was the only person in the plane. his identity has not yet been released. all that's known about him is that he was lucky enough to cheat death not once, but twice in ten minutes. sophie long, bbc news, los angeles. a massive trove of artefacts detailing pre—world war two eastern europeanjewish life has gone online. it's the largest collection of yiddish language materials in the world. the unveiling is seen as a milestone in the preservation ofjewish history, which has been brought about by digitising millions
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of items held in physical archives in lithuania and new york. from new york, tom brook reports. that is that from us. thank you so much for watching. do stay with bbc news. hello. after a fairly grey drizzly sort of day on monday, more places will see the sunshine on tuesday. clearer air is working its way south across the uk behind this cold front here, which is only slowly pushing southwards. so we've still got quite a lot of cloud around. the cloud and drizzle will slowly clear southwards through the day, so a reappearance of sunshine from the north, but some of us will hold onto the cloudy drizzly conditions all day in the far south. so we start off with quite a contrast in temperature, mild towards the south, but temperatures a few degrees either side of freezing first thing for scotland, northern ireland and the far north of england as well. this is how tuesday is looking then, you can see the clearer skies for much of the uk, as this band of cloud and drizzly patchy rain sink south. a bit of mist and murk particularly
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around and hills for southern england and south wales too, lasting all day. but mild here, 10—11 celsius, in the clearer, sunny skies, between about 6—9 celsius, a few showers just rattling in across the north and west of scotland. through tuesday evening and overnight now into wednesday, eventually, we will lose that cold front, that band of cloud and drizzle from the south. so clearer skies for all as we move on into wednesday morning. breezy in the north and milder air here, double figures overnight. but further south, we are likely to see a frost to start your wednesday morning. so moving through wednesday, then, once we have lost that cold front, we've got high—pressure building really across the uk, so that's going to bring a lot of dry and settled weather, but a change in temperature because this milder air is coming in from the southwest around the top side of that high—pressure, so moving into northern parts of the uk. further south, we're sitting under the colder air. so, really, from mid—week onwards, we've got a bit of a split. it's mild and breezy in the north, whereas further south, codler with some fog patches that could linger for quite a time. that's how wednesday looks, then we've got the cloudier,
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breezier conditions across parts of scotland in particular. fog patches further south, it will slowly clear away, and then a lot of dry and sunny weather. we've always got that bit more cloud and a few showers in the far northwest. here, 11 degrees for stornoway, and about 7 degrees or so for london. and a few places could struggle where we keep that fog. through the day on thursday, some of that fog could be quite extensive and slow to clear across parts of england and wales too. breezy and cloudy in the far northwest, plenty of sunshine elsewhere, but we could see those lingering fog patches all day for a few areas. bye— bye.
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this is bbc news, the headlines novak djokovic has returned to training after successfully contesting the australian decision to revoke his visa. but the australian government is currently reveiwing whether to re—cancel his visa. new details have emerged of parties allegedly held in downing street last year. borisjohnson has refused to say whether he attended a social event in the garden there, in may 2020. russia's deputy foreign minister, has warned the united states not to underestimate the risks of confrontation with moscow over ukraine. he spoke after talks in geneva with his us counterpart. investigators in new york are assessing whether a maintenance issue may have caused smoke to spread more quickly in an apartment block fire on sunday. the number of fatalities has been revised down to seventeen from nineteen.

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