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narrator: funding was also provided by, the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum kovler foundation; pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. announcer: and now, "bbc world news". ♪ >> this is "bbc world news." greta thunberg brands the cop26 climate summit of failure, telling thousands in glasgow it was a greenwashing festival. >> we are tired of blah blah blah. this is what leadership looks like. >> in the united states,
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prosecutors allege an unarmed man out jogging was killed last year after coming under attack by three white men who confronted him. president biden appeals to members of congress to pass the build back better and infrastructure bills. >> i am member -- i'm asking members of the house of representatives to vote yes on these bills right now. >> a russian diplomat found dead outside the embassy in berlin. we speak live with our security correspondent. we hear from a close hillary clinton about her new book on political storms she has weathered. ♪ >> hello, and welcome if you are
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watching on pbs in the u.s. or around the world. swedish climate activist greta thunberg accused world leaders of deliberately postponing action against global warning -- global warming. addressing thousands of young people at a rally in glasgow, she called the cop26 climate summit little more than a celebration of business as usual. here's climate editor sarah smith. sarah: allowed opportunity for protesters to cachet opportunity -- a opportunity for protesters to deliver allowed message. greta thunberg said leaders failed to deliver. young kids inspired by greta have drawn pictures of her. >> i know she put out a sign and then everybody else started following her. >> how do you talk to children
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this age about climate change without scaring them? >> they themselves are aware. they know about plastic, pollution, air pollution. sara as the government announced measures to put climatat the heart of education, kids, mostly with parents' permission, were skipping school to take part in the protest. >> says no means now, not later. why? >> we need to get this now, but they are not starting it. >> they are just gng to make promises they can't keep. >> you think thousand what world leaders are doing at cop, making promises they can't commit -- they can't keep? >> trying to make a change. >> you don't think they are trying to achieve the same thing as you, lower carbon emissions and try to save the planet? >> i don't know, i think they
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are trying. but we are trying harder. sarah: there have been commitments in deforestation and promising more money than ever before to tackle climate change. greta thunberg doesn't seem impressed so far prude what do you think? >> it is fair enough. it is cop26. i am am 26 years old. no progress has been made in carb emissions keep increasing. we need action. sarah: on stage, thunberg called cop26 apr exercise. >> this is a global north green wash festival in the celebration of business and usual and blah blah blah. they cannot ignore the scientific consensus and above all, they cannot ignore us, the people, including their own children. sarah: tomorrow, larger crowds are expected, hoping to keep up
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the pressure before a final week of climate negotiations. >> a trial is underway in the u.s. state of georgia three white men accused of chasing and killing a lack men because they thought he looked like a crime suspect. ahmaud arbery had been jogging close to his home, but his killers were only arrested after a national outcry. we have a report from brunswick. reports are: as the trial opened, video of ahmaud arbery's final moments was played, all too much for his mother who cried. sitting in front of her, the man who pulled the trigger. this was the video they were watching -- ree armed white men had pursued ahmaud, saying he resembled a burglary suspect. they cornered him a shot and killed him. he had been jogging just a short distance from his own home when the men decided to jump in their
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trucks and give chase. their own statements showed one of the men involved in the killing of the 25-year-old used a racial slur as he lay dying. sadly, murals of unarmed black men who have been shot and killed are now dotted in towns and cities across this country, betty and ahmaud arbery -- but in ahmaud arbery's case, he did not die at the hands of police, he died at the hands of men who thought they could act as an extension of law eorcement. body-cam footage that is too distressing to show, we see ahmaud arbery writhing on the ground dying, not being given attention. throughout the encounter, police provide comfort to the men killed him. >> i can only imagine. reporter: they don't appear to be treated as murder suspects. if fact, it was only 10 weeks later, after protests when video
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of the killing taken by one of the men who fired on him, that travis mcmichael and his father greg and roddy brian were arrested. >> you can intentionally kill another person in self-defense and not have committed murder. you would be not guilty. >> is it still self-defense if they chased him? >> they were attempting to execute a citizens arrest. report: the case has already led to the scrapping of the civil war-era citizens arrest law in georgia. bere the trial, his mother told me she hopes somehow, good would come out of this tragedy. >> i hope that, in losing ahmau d, people that look like ahmaud would be able to jog, run, do what ever, and to be free and not be worried about being chased with guns and killed.
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reporter: the trial, taking place in a city that is majority black, but there will be only one african-american juror. here, it is easier to overturn laws than change the attitudes that undoubtedly contributed to ahmaud's death. bbc news, georgia. >> russian diplomat was found last month dead outside the russian embassy in berlin. the news just emerged after being reported by durr spiegel. russian embassy called it a tragic accident. with us is our security correspondent. >> this refers to a 35-year-old found october 19, appeared to have fallen from the embassy in berlin. as you said, news of this has only just emerged from der spiegel newspaper. it appears the body was taken to russia immediately. this has led to speculation about who he might be. he was officially second
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secretary of the embassy. there are widespread reports he russian security service fsb. that has led to speculation about what is behind this. the german foreign ministry is saying simply that this took place and not commenting in detail in the russian foreign ministry, we should say, has said this was an accident d has criticized speculation that something else might have been involved in this case. >> the official line is that it was a tragic accident and yet, there is bound to be suspicion. >> there are always suspicions and speculations and it could have been an accident. you never know the personal circumstances. but there have been spy cases in berlin. we have seen some of the british embassy this summer, we have seen an alleged murder in which ssians have been implicated by some people in a berli park a few years ago. with all that swirling around, that leads to this kind of speculation when you have a death, particularly because we may not discover the details of what happened here, because the
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body was taken back, there wasn't an autopsy, it appears, in germany. so the exact circumstances won't necessarily be known or made public. inevitably, you get this kind of speculation, is the kind of -- is there some kind of spy linked to this individual? or is it entirely tragic circumstances or an accident? very hard to say, but there will be some speculation around this because of the aeged security service connections of this person. >> gordon, thank you for now. president biden has called on lawmakers to vote on his two signature spending bills today, after this week's loss in the virginia governor's race, mr. biden hungry for news -- hungry for good news. these bills would shift the conversation. the first is the infrastructure plan, i've hundred $50 billion of new federal investments. it covers a range of projects from edges and roadster band, publicransport and energy grids. it is a downsized version of the
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$2 trillion plan president biden unveiled in march, but has bipartisan support. when approved in the house, it will go to the president's desk to be sided to law. the second one is about welfare. it is called the reconciliation bill or build back better bill. originally, it was a $3.5 trillion package, now shrunk to $1.75 trillion, to be spent over 10 years. the bill includes investments to tackle lima change, affordable housing, and extend health care to 4 million uninsured people. there's still infighting among democrats on what should be included, and the central campaign promise to offer two free years of community college has been asked. here's president biden speaking earlier. >> passing these bills will say clearly to the american people, we hear your voices, we are going to invest in your hopes, help you secure a brighter future for yourself and your families and make sure that america wins the future in the
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process. i am asking every house member, every member of the house of representatives, to vote yes on both of these bills. right now. >> michelle fleury joins me now from new york. michelle, what are wexpecting to see with these votes? >> everyone has had their eyes on, try to find a when this boat would take place. in the last few minutes, it does appear the vote will happen later today we have learned, perhaps in the next hour or so. nancy pelosi has written a letter saying, dear democratic colleagues, in order to make progress on the president's vision, it is important we advance the bipartisan infrastructure framework and tilde back better act today. but what is important to understand is the order of the votes. this matters, because you have seen that progressive democrats have said that they would hold
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up the infrastructure package if the social spending package didn't go ahead. far, the question is, will you see that vote go first, on the social spending package? because if that then moves forward, that means progressives may then support the infrastructure bill president biden has been calling for. and that does have bipartisan support. there is a procedural vote that is going to take place on the spending package. if that moves forward, that can then allow the bill to be voted and accurately move forward. and at that point, you would see infrastructure. the order, as i said, has not been confirmed that could be critical in terms of the amount of support these packages have. >> there has been a lot of political argument, but in terms of if they pass, these are huge amounts of money, huge programs, aren't they? >> yeah, and that has been some of the concern amongst moderates, that it is too much
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spending at a time when many americans are feeling the pain of higher prices in the form of inflation. there, you have a lot of support from republicans who feel the same way, don't want to see more spending. it was interesting hearing from president biden this morning when he was touting the impressive jobs report that came out for last month. one thing he said is, we still need this spending to take place on social plans because that would actually help mitigate some of the effects of inflation . it seems counterintuitive, but the idea behind it, the argument democrats are making, is that if you start offering things like universal pre-k, subsidized education, things to help parents raising children in the form of child tax credits, that would be putting money back into people's pockets, and that would help offset some of that. >> michelle fleury in new york. i am sure we are going to be watching those votes. thank you. nine antigovernment rebel groups
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in ethiopia including the tigray people's liberation front have factor form an alliance to fight the president. the president of one of the groups said they planned to establish an interim administration and hold talks to ma out the future. our african correspondent is following developments from nairobi. reporter: a fume and it's after we heard the announcement that they were continue just -- just a few minutes after we heard the announcement that they were continuing military operations, they said they would try to hold the country together. what we see with the alliance today is that you have groups representing different ethnic groups and regions in the country. you have bigger groups, the somalis are almost part of the alliance, also smaller ones as well. what they are saying is that they see the momentum has shifted against the government. they say this is not the time to start thinking about how the country moves on, should the
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government fall. but there are questions as to whether they have the political support within the country for this coalition. >> let's get back to our top story on the climate conference. some places have to grapple with the consequences of our changing climate every day. believing in a village on an island in northern alaska face being forced out of their homes because of rising sea levels. alaska is home to a rapidly treating -- rapidly retreating glaciers where the rate of melting is among the fastest. our climate editor found out when he visited the region. reporter: the top of our world is changing, warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and it is destroying communities. >> my house used to be 20 feet out, where you see the water breaks. reporter: this island is on the
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frontline of climate change. as temperatures rise, less sea ice, exposing coast. >> is getting later and later for the ocean to freeze up. but got to keep going. reporter: as the climate changes, animals and fish the people here used to live on are getting hard to find. >> right now we are supposed to be fishing in the lagoon and up theivers, from about december to january, waiting tort to start going up again. reporter: parts of the road have washed away in the airstrip that is the community lifeline is threatened. >> if it gets to the runway, then we can't use it anymore. we use the runway for many back -- medivacs, we as the runway for getting all our food flown in. >> the plan is to move the
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entire town on the mainland. it will cost an estimated $180 million but, says dennis, ty have got no choice. >> the climate is changing so fast, and the storms are getting more violent eerie dad the ice is informing. and the water is warming. -- more violent. the ice isn't forming. and the water is warming. in five or 10 years, this will all be covered. easy. one or two degrees makes a difference. reporter: at alaska isn't just struggling to deal with it new climate reality on the coast. a century ago, the ice came all the be down here, the entire valley was frozen. as recently as the 1980's, they built this visitors center. since then, it has completely retreated around the corner and you can see it at all. these days, if you want to see the ice, it is a tough hike up
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and over a hh-pass. th is all that remains of the once mighty portage glacier. glaciers aren't just melting in alaska, they are melting all over the world, potentially affecting millions of people who depend on ice for their water supply. >> if we didn't have glaciers, we would no longer have drinking water for cities, we might not have hydropower potential, especially for agricultural needs. we could have only water made in the winter months and not the summer months. reporter: back on the isla, alfred is struggling to come to terms with the idea that his home will soon be gone. >> this means a lot to me because it has a lot of heritage and a lot of good people. while we are here, we just have got to ep our tradition going and try to keep going strong. reporter: it isn't easy to let
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go of the place where you have spent your entire life, if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut rapidly, it is something many millions more people are likely to ve to face. >> our reporter in alaska. two former board members have joined chairman roger hutton in resigning from the york are -- yorkshire county cricket club over racism. two members stepped down from e board following an emergency meeting. roger issued a stinging attack on remaining board members who he said showed a constant willing -- constant unwillingness to accept a problem after an investigation found racial harassment and bullying. the huma abedin story has played out in the headlines. she was first known across
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capitol hill as hillary clton's closest aide, whether in countless political storms and loyal to mrs. claus and throughout her tenure as first lady, secretary of state and presidential candidate. but you met abbott and -- but miss abedin gain more attention when her husba, former congressman, was sent sent -- was caught sending nude messages to teenagers and the scandals engulfed his family. now, miss abedin has decided to tell her own story, releasing a memoir. she told me why she wanted to write her own story. >> i feel like i have had a life in public service in this country. it has been an extraordinary life, extraordinary highs and lows, as i write in the book. and in the 25 yrs i have been in public, somebody else has been telling my story. and i am realizing that other people were writing my history
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and that this was me be claiming my story telling my truth. there have been headlines asking, what is she thinking on ways she doing this? the book goes into detail answering a lot of questions that have been asked. and writing the book was an incredible therapy. i real enjoyed it. >> you have obviously had this incredible life at the top of political life in the u.s.. what was the highlight? are there a couple of moments when you think, this was incredible, i was in a moment of history, what stands out? >> this is how lucky my life has been, it is hard to pin any single one down. witnessing the not duration of the first topic in american president in our country was incredible. standing with hillary clinton in 2000 day when she made history, american history, for all the girls and women in this country when she won the new hampshire
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primary, than being nominated for president in 2016. i talked in detail about the scene in philadelphia when i thought the floor was going to fall through, there was so much celebration in 2016, that energy and excitement. being in meetings in the clinton white house years as the middle east peace proce was being discussed, being at camp david, meeting nelson mandela on more than one occasion -- there are so many moments. i open a chapter in the book about a night spent at buckingham palace a w weeks after prince william and princess kate got married. it was wonderful. there are so many pinch me moments in this book, so any crazy stories, things like losing henry clinton's clothes in the east river, one day pulling her off a massage table when somebody got the time screwed up so there is a lot of joy, history, and pinch me moments. >> it has been an extraordinary
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period and a testament to your ability, but whilst you were navigating that political life, you were also navigating an incredibly tough series of events thanks to your husband's behavior. you are pregnant when you found out what happened, and you talk very honestly about how difficult that was and you keep asking in the book, why? did you ever get an answer? >> you mentioned a couple times now that i went into detail about my feelings and experiences as it related to my personal life, and one of the reasons i did that is, it is my belief that it is ok to not be ok, and to find your way to the other side. for me, that took a very long time. in 2011, when i discovered the news about my husband, i was carrying his child.
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had no choice when i lost my father, so the decision i made then, i was in a marriage, i was very happy, in love with the man i was married to come in the first man i was with, my first love, my first valentine's day, so i really had a hard time processing. it was shock, trauma, i didn't understand the behavior, it was not come if you will, traditional infidelity that i think a lot of people are used to hearing and reading about, unfortunately. it was this entirely new come online experience, -- new, online experience, because these social media platforms had not existed. it took me a long time to discover why, why do these things? and i did make it through. it took me a long time to understand that therapy for me was the only way through. i got pretty low. >> huma ab -- huma abedin.
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