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welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines... novak djokovic is back in training after a court overturned his visa cancellation — but australia's immigration minister could still decide to deport him. claims of another lockdown party at downing street — borisjohnson refuses to answer whether he attended drinks with dozens of his staff. after last week's deadly protests in kazakhstan, the country's president now claims the demonstrations were an attempted coup. the one thing is clear, that to stay in power, the president of kazakhstan had to call on a foreign powerfor help, and
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that's russia. also on the programme — a warmer world — the last seven years have been the hottest ever — according to new climate data. live from our studio in singapore — this is bbc news. it's newsday. it's 8am in singapore, and ”am in melbourne where all eyes are on serbian tennis star novak djokovic. he's back in training after a court overturned the australian government's decision to revoke his visa. but his presence at the australian open is not certain yet. the country's immigration minister is still considering whether to use his personal powers to deport djokovic. shaimaa khalil reports on the latest dramatic developments. within hours of today's judgment, novak djokovic posted this picture on twitter, saying he was pleased
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and grateful that the judge 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 is anyone, everyone - in the serbian community here. djokovic's family welcomed the news, but remained cautious about what would happen with his visa. 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 have been defending him in every possible way
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we could, because we know he is a truthful and rightful guy. novak djokovic announced on january 4th that he many in the community believe he was unfairly treated. ——while many in the tennis community believe djokovic was unfairly treated, some argue that meeting any country's vaccination rules will pose problems for him beyond australia. he would have to face several times those problems, so i think bottom line, he will have to get the vaccine. but for this time, for australia, he got the visa, and he flew in with all the best intentions and having done all the work he should have done beforehand. thejubilant mood turned into chaos and confusion when it became unclear whether djokovic would be allowed to stay, despite the court's decision in his favour. at one point, djokovic's fans thought they caught a glimpse of him, but they clashed with the police and were dispersed with tear gas. it's only a few days before the tournament djokovic has dominated is due to start, but his win in court today doesn't seem to have
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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... i've been speaking to sports journalist daniel cherny in melbourne, he says there's still a chance the immigration minister could cancel his visa. everyone in australia, most australians are probably, you know, fans around the world are waiting with baited breath to see what happens with the immigration minister �*s decision. it could come at any moment now. i think that would
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be a valid decision, given that he entered the country. there is a query as to having prior infections is a valid exemption. in terms of what that would mean, one by—product of having your visa revoked by the immigration minister is that would actually cancel the visa for three years entering the country for three years, which a few of the locations clearly, you mentioned they will be playing for several more years, is a global superstar, one tournament ray holds nine times, he's dominated for the best part of 14 years, so the implications are enormous, and this is a story that scott australians talking, particularly being in melbourne, it's absolutely huge. melbourne, it's absolutely
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hu . e. melbourne, it's absolutely hue. ., ~ ., , huge. indeed. you know, 'ust in terms of what i huge. indeed. you know, 'ust in terms of what the t huge. indeed. you know, just in terms of what the australian - terms of what the australian government is trying to do here, because it think it's fair to say there's been a 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? fix, that the government is trying to send on this?— to send on this? a good question- _ to send on this? a good question. we _ to send on this? a good question. we will - to send on this? a good question. we will save i to send on this? a good i question. we will save you depending on what happens, i think 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, it's a serious question as to whether the nature of djokovic's exemption was legitimate. there is a separate matter of what happened when he got to the airport early last weekend was unable, that was more of an administrative issue, and i think that's what the federal court decided yesterday, that the judge decided, court decided yesterday, that thejudge decided, but i think
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broadly speaking, the government has been keen to get across that message that no one is above the law or above the rules. i think if he is allowed in, there is probably that that message has been diluted. it's really interesting, probably the other thing worth considering is to get the backdrop of australia being very strong on vaccination, particularly victoria where it was for a long time the most lockdown city in the world, and gone through a lot over the last couple of years. turning now to a story making headlines in the ukzdid 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
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told the bbc they were taken aback by an email from 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 party during a lockdown, an invite leaked to itv news from behind the black door 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 already been interviewed by sue grey, and if not, do you object to her questioning you again about this? all of that is subject to an investigation by sue grey.
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remember back then, in the horror of spring 2020, the rules were stict and clear. you could spend time outdoors with people you lived with or with only 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. 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. 0ne wrote at the time... another said... all number ten spokesperson would say tonight was...
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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. i think he should go, i mean, there is no excuses, and it will come as no surprise that i don't think boris johnson 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
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by his side. now more on some breaking news in the last hour: the south korean military says north korea has launched what appears to be a ballistic missile off the east coast of the peninsula. the latest launch was first reported by the japanese coast guard and the projectile appears to have landed outside of japan's exclusive economic zone — according to local media. this is the second apparent missile launch in less than a week — after the reclusive state's leader, kimjong—un, urged his military to make more military advances. we'll bring you more on the reported launch as it comes in to stay tend to the bbc news for the latest on that story. let's take a look at some other stories in the headlines. the us has called the latest prison sentence for myanmar�*s ousted civilian leader an "affront to justice" and renewed a call for her release.
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aung san suu kyi was convicted for the illegal possession and import of walkie—talkies and breaking covid—i9 rules. the former 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. 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. 0ur climate editorjustin rowlatt examines the data.
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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. 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 in june in canada and injuly in sicily.
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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 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,
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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, 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 dojust 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.
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you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme... millions of artefacts depicting jewish life before world war ii are shown in a new online 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 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. tens of thousands of black. children in south africa have taken advantage of laws passed by the country's new—
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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. 0ur 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. claims of another lockdown party at downing street — borisjohnson refuses to answer whether he attended drinks with dozens of his staff. let's turn to kazakhstan now, where the president has described the protests last
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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. 0ur 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. almaty last week. what had started as peaceful protests over fuel prices... in another part of kazakhstan
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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. 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
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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". "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.
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steve rosenberg, bbc news, almaty. 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 city's mayor, eric adams, has revised the number of fatalities down to 17 from 19. eight of the victims were children. officials have said that it was smoke inhalation which killed most of the victims rather than burns. mr adams said the community would get all the help they need. 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 i say it over and over again, we are going to get through this moment. we are going to get
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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. a massive trove of artefacts detailing pre—world war 2 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 of items held in physical archives in lithuania and new york. from new york, tom brook reports. inside this building in lower manhattan, archives containing materials mainly from the pre—world war ii eastern european jewish pre—world war ii eastern europeanjewish community are european jewish community are now europeanjewish community are now being made accessible in this massive online unveiling, 4.1 million items will be available for the public to see. children's drawings,
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construction manuals forjewish farmers and images showing the horror of the massacres, the barrages that destroyed jewish homes and lives. it's the largest can collection of yiddish materials in the world. while it tells us really how people lived, all strata of jewish society from rabbis to water carriers. women, men, children. furthermore, it gives us a window that is quite astonishing about the diversity ofjewish life before the holocaust. of jewish life before the holocaust.— of jewish life before the holocaust. ,, , . �*, . ., holocaust. stephanie's director of archives _ holocaust. stephanie's director of archives took _ holocaust. stephanie's director of archives took me _ holocaust. stephanie's director of archives took me into - holocaust. stephanie's director of archives took me into her . holocaust. stephanie's director of archives took me into her on j of archives took me into her on the vast physical collection of boxes containing artefacts from decades ago that she was involved in digitising. many of the items where targeted for destruction by the nazi it's in soviets but were saved by the efforts of a small group of duesin efforts of a small group of dues in lithuania. figs efforts of a small group of dues in lithuania.- efforts of a small group of dues in lithuania. as the nazis are actively —
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dues in lithuania. as the nazis are actively murdering - are actively murdering due—word—mack, people were attempting to save it. there is attempting to save it. there is a sadness behind this, but it shows the resilience. this onfine shows the resilience. this online collection - shows the resilience. this online collection will - shows the resilience. this online collection will have j online collection will have obvious appeals to scholars, but in cities like new york with jewish populations but in cities like new york withjewish populations is estimated to be more than 1 million, there are many individuals who can trace their roots back to eastern europe for whom this vast online collection could provide a way of connecting with some personal history. among them is new york architect gary paul who has ancestors from lithuania.— who has ancestors from lithuania. , ,., lithuania. there might be some connection _ lithuania. there might be some connection to _ lithuania. there might be some connection to both _ lithuania. there might be some connection to both my - lithuania. there might be some connection to both my family i connection to both my family history, my community history, thatis history, my community history, that is there to discover, which is, you know, incredible. many of the items going online for tell the holocaust which was to come where two thirds of european dues perished and yiddish as a spoken language more or less disappeared. they
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organised hope for a rise in anti—semitism with a vast online collection will show the world just how vibrant and strong eastern european dues where how they had ideas and ambition and creativity before their lives were cut short. tom burke, bbc news. new york. —— jews. before we go, ijust want to bring you the story of a pilot in los angeles who crash landed on a railway line — as a commuter train approached. these dramatic pictures show the moment la police officers managed to drag the injured pilot from the aircraft, just seconds before a train smashed into the plane. thankfully the man was moved to safetyjust in time. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news.
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thank you forjoining us. stay with us for all our updates on our news bulletin. thank you forjoining us. 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 around and hills for southern england and south wales too,
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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 milderair 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, colder with some fog patches that could linger
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for quite a time. that's how wednesday looks, then we've got the cloudier, 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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black and white americans have always had vastly different experiences within their country's justice system. you see it in so many different data sets, from police violence to incarceration to sentencing. it's impossible to understand without reference to america's history of institutionalised racism.

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