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this is bbc news, with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk
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and around the world. police in hong kong will be able to search homes without a warrant under china's new security law. coronavirus cases in the united states are rising, with some hospitals warning they are running out beds. jeffrey epstein‘s long—time confidante ghislaine maxwell is moved to new york to face charges she recruited girls for him to abuse. music plays. and the great ennio morricone, one of hollywood's most iconic film score composers, dies at the age of 91.
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hello, and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. and stay with us for the latest news and analysis from here and across the globe. i'm tim willcox. hong kong has released details of the sweeping security law imposed on the territory by beijing. and for many, it's more draconian than feared. the law allows security forces to search private properties or detain suspects without a warrant and they can order internet providers to remove any information which they claim harms national security. the law was passed behind closed doors in beijing, without approval in hong kong's partially—elected legislature. danny vincent reports, from hong kong. protesters gathered in malls across the city, armed with blank pieces of paper. for demonstrators, it's no longer clear what's legal to write in hong kong. it's no longer clear what's legal to say. according to newly—released details of the national security law,
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police can now search homes without warrants. libraries and schools have been told to remove political books from their shelves. joshua wong was once the face of the hong kong protest movement. he's on bailfor legal assembly site below. it's still not time to surrender. at least we're still here, and we'll stand and fight. your book could potentially be banned here in hong kong. self—censorship is a thing that happened in the previous state. but direct censorship, like what happened in china, is the thing we never imagined in the past. my book, published five years ago — or even seven years ago when i was still in high school — now seems to be banned in the public library of hong kong. but we still need to continue. pro—democracy campaigners say that hong kong has changed almost overnight. high—profile activists likejoshua wong and agnes chow say they can soon be targets of this new national security law. the effect has
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been chilling. protesters fear that even this silent demonstration could be cast as subversion and lead to life imprisonment. pro—democracy books like joshua wong's have now been removed from public libraries. so for me, the most important thing is not to give up, is not to surrender, and not to give up our belief in protecting our hometown. outside the uk consulate, a small group of pro—beijing demonstrators gathered, angered at the british government's pledge to offer a path to citizenship to millions of hong kong residents. and in london, the ambassador to the uk was firm. hong kong affairs and china's internal affairs invoke no external interference. one important task of the national security law for hong kong is to prevent,
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suppress, and punish collusion with a foreign country, or with external elements to endanger national security. hong kong is now caught in the middle of a war of words. critics fear the former british colony is becoming just another chinese city — void of the political freedoms it was promised. danny vincent, bbc news, hong kong. i'm joined now by victoria hui, an associate professor at the university of notre dame who has written extensively about the protest movement in hong kong. thank you forjoining us. these new implementation rules go into much more detail than we knew before. how draconian are they? the actual national security law itself was already so much more draconian that
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the little bits and pieces that we have learned, but this one is really awful. so you already mentioned the news story that the police can search your house and private property without any warrants. but more than that, the uk government offering passport holders a pathway to citizen ship, the government now insists that these people are also subject... moreover, private properties of the people who are suspected in the companies that provide services, if they do not remove any contents endangering national security, then they themselves are subject to six months imprisonment. let'sjust unpack some of that. let's look at the freezing of that. let's look at the freezing of assets, this can affect foreign companies and workers, as well as
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chinese nationals. what impact will that have on people working out of hong kong? will there be capital flight, hong kong? will there be capital flight, or have people already started to leave? i would say that this is the one area where beijing's plan is backfiring. or president is using ping wanted to close off hong kong to the rest of the world. beijing wants to kill the freedoms of hong kong, and this particular move, if these international businesses do not co—operate with beijing, they are not even allowed to pledge support for the law but they are forced to provide munition, or they themselves are subject to a criminality band and this will be a huge problem for all international citizens there. on the passport issue which print dell macro britain has offered, this has clearly angered beijing. how could that develop, do you think? and people
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travel with the passport, they may be subject to now, but most hong kong people if they have that passport, they also have the hong kong special administrative region passport, so most would be smart to use that to leave hong kong. it is zirconium in the sense that it is a very important symbolic move that we, not only will they silence you, but they will not even let you have a freedom of travel —— draconian. with all these measures taken together, it is essentially isolating hong kong from its international connections. look at hsbc bank, what will they do now that they already have support for the law? what if they are asked to freeze assets of people or have their bank accounts frozen and confiscated? would their bank accounts frozen and confiscated ? would they their bank accounts frozen and confiscated? would they comply? thank you very much for your time. in the united states, texas, florida, and arizona are just a few of the latest covid hotspots, with infection numbers
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and hospitalization soaring. and now that the country has just gone through the july fourth holiday weekend, there are concerns that many more cases could be on the horizon. from new york, laura trevelyan reports. americans celebrated independence day this weekend, as coronavirus infections went up in more than 30 states. on this lake in minnesota, there wasn't much social distancing going on, nor at this holiday gathering and colorado. in arizona, where people have been protesting against the restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the virus, there are no more than 100,000 coronavirus cases. in the most populated states in the us, flordia, california and texas, cases are surging — with fears that hospitals could be overwhelmed. right now, the virus has the upper hand throughout much of america, most of america. we can regain the upper hand if we work together. but donald trump, who celebrated july the 4th in washington,
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insists the increase in cases is not about the virus spiralling out of control — it's because ramped up testing is uncovering more infections. now we have tested almost 40 million people — by so doing, we show cases, 99% of which are totally harmless. as infectious disease experts poured scorn on that claim, trump's allies found themselves, not for the first time, explaining what their boss really meant. i don't think it was the president's intent to downplay that as much as saying, "let's look at the risk, and let's look at this in an appropriate way — based on facts and figures." new york was once the epicentre of the outbreaks in the us. yet today, manhattan entered stage three of reopening. the number of cases has dropped dramatically. crowds gathering on beaches at the weekend prompted the governor to warn people not to get complacent. andrew cuomo had this message for mr trump. just wear the
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mask. i've been asking him to do it for weeks. just wear the mask. donald trump hasn't done so in public yet. on the defensive, his advisers point out that fewer people are dying from the virus in the us now — but as hospitalizations increase, that could change. mr trump, meanwhile, is planning a campaign rally in new hampshire for saturday — even as cases spike across america's sunbelt. laura trevelyan, bbc news, new york. brazil is the epicentre of the pandemic in latin america, with more than 1.6 million infections. sao paulo is the worst affected area, with more than 320,000 cases. even as the crisis worsens, the city is getting back to business. hair salons and restaurants have reopened. our south america correspondent katy watson joins us now from sao paulo.
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this comes with jair bolsonaro weakening the regulations about wearing face masks, as well. what sort of take—up has there been about them reopening, katie? sort of take—up has there been about them reopening, katie ?|j sort of take—up has there been about them reopening, katie? iwent sort of take—up has there been about them reopening, katie? i went for a walk in my neighbourhood which, for the last three months, has been a bsently the last three months, has been absently dead. lots of restaurants that catered to businesses have been shot. beauty salons, as well. for the first time in months, you can see the reopening, you can see alcohol gel on the side, arrows on the ground for where people need to walk when they go and pick up their food. ina walk when they go and pick up their food. in a realfeeling of life. but there are real concerns about this reopening because, even as we have the numbers in this evening, 620 more deaths and more than 20,000 new cases. and mondays are usually a very quiet day because of the weekend, the numbers are much suppressed then we would see later
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in the week. but the country is still in the middle of the crisis and we are seeing cities reopen. still in the middle of the crisis and we are seeing cities reopenm happened in rio a few days ago, as well, so they were first. so how is the country coping, and what is the demographic of the deaths? is that the elderly with pre—existing conditions? here in sao paulo, the reopening is based on phases. across the states, they look at municipalities and towns and they give that area a certain colour. they have to go through the phases to go through the full reopening. here in sao paulo, it is in the middle of the opening phase, meaning shops and beauty salons can reopen. but they look at the occupancy of intensive care beds and the death toll, certain measures. and if they are too high, then it goes back a step. some parts of brazil, we've seen step. some parts of brazil, we've seen them reopen and have to close
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back again, that has happened in some parts of brazil. i think it is a really mixed picture. some people are very pleased about that, the desperation of people wanting to return to normality. but the issue of course is, especially in poorer neighbourhoods where you can't socially distant or sanitation is much harder to get, those are the concerns, people who are unable to shelter and isolate efficiently. that's the concern, of course, have i the macro for the virus will spread because of that. thank you so much, katie. in the wake of the pandemic, one of the biggest challenges for the uk government is finding ways of boosting the economy in the longer term to and avoid mass unemployment. this week, the chancellor is expected to unveil a series of extra measures. our political editor laura kuenssberg has more on the challenge ahead. what is on the other side? fantastic! the prime minister's public optimism may not be universally shared. the lockdown saved
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lives but it will cost jobs. the government's task this week — to get the economy going again. we are going to get this country through this crisis in very good shape, by investing in infrastructure, the kind that you see here, in technology and in skills. and today, we have just put another 111 million into training to help young people get through the crisis. from september, employers will be given £1,000 to take on trainees in england, with money for similar plans in the rest of the uk. but day after day, familiar names like pret a manger announcing closures and job cuts, the economy's doors have been opening but city centres are still quiet, customers in short supply. can the government act fast enough to stop the flow? at speed, at scale has to be the name of the game for this next stage. the fierce urgency of where businesses are right now means that we need things
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quickly. infrastructure spending is very welcome but it will take a while to have an impact on the economy. labour reckons many businesses will need more than the patience needed to learn to pour a pint. taxpayers have been paying their wages of more than nine million people for months. keir starmer says that furlough scheme needs to stay past the autumn for some. don't have a one—size—fits—all. leave support in place for the businesses and sectors that need it. these are good businesses — they are just not able to operate because of the circumstances. don't let them go bust, don't let people lose theirjobs. but here at the treasury, the belief is that they cannot save every job. there will be money for firms to take on new staff, or try to keep existing ones, a possible cut to vat in some parts of the economy and perhaps an immediate cut to stamp duty too. but one minister described the government's main problem — the inability to be sure how and when the economy will
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recover because that is notjust about numbers on a chart but about how we all behave. this is a strange and perhaps very serious recession but so much is simply unknown. you cannot buy certainty. but on wednesday, the chancellor will provide some clues, trying to prove himself in hisjob, yet millions more matter, too. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: remembering the man known as maestro. we'll talk to the screen composer nathan barr about the legacy of ennio morricone. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties, and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible. germany will be the hosts of the 2006 football world cup.
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they've pipped the favour of south africa by a single vote. in south africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even been contemplated. celebration parties were cancelled. a man entered the palace to the downstairs window and made his way to the queen's private bedroom, then he asked her for us a cigarette and, on the pretext of arranging for some to be brought, summoned a footman on duty who took the man away. screaming. one child. one teacher. one book, and one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. this is bbc news, the latest headlines... police in hong kong will be able to search homes without a warrant under china's new
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security law. 130,000 people have now died from coronavirus in the us. the governor of new york described the situation across the country as frightening. the british socialite ghislaine maxwell, an associate and ex—girlfriend of the disgraced financierjeffrey epstein, has been moved to a prison in new york from new hampshire where she was arrested. maxwell is facing six charges — among them, recruiting and grooming girls for mr epstein. she has previously denied any involvement in or knowledge of epstein‘s sexual crimes. our correspondent nada tawfik is in new york. so she's still in custody, but will she be for bail? that's right, she's still in custody interestingly, even though her case is going to take
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place in manhattan at the southern district court there, she's being held in brooklyn. it's interesting because of course, jeffrey epstein took his own life in a prison cell in the manhattan correctional centre. so many people are pointing out that perhaps from the optics of this, authorities didn't want to put her in the same prison. but yes, she will likely appear in court this friday, that's what prosecutors in her defence lawyer have requested from thejudge. and her defence lawyer have requested from the judge. and that hearing will be a bail hearing. now we already know from prosecutors that they want her held in custody, they believe she is an extreme flight risk, they point to her three different passports, the fact that she has international ties, bank accou nts she has international ties, bank accounts with up to $20 million in it, and because she is facing very severe charges. really, conspiring with jeffrey epstein severe charges. really, conspiring withjeffrey epstein means she could face the same punishment that he would have if he was convicted and did not die. the criminal case, of course, along with him. so it will
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certainly be interesting to see what happens at that bail hearing, and what prosecutors say. but certainly i think the defence attorneys will have to make a strong, strong case to thejudge if have to make a strong, strong case to the judge if they don't expect her to get pale. i see her defence lawyers, christian ever dale — is he a big heavyweight? yes, well he has lots of experience in the government with these types of cases, so certainly one would expect that ghislaine maxwell, with her influence and money, that she would get her own attorney in this case. however these are very serious charges she's facing. i mean, another notable point here, as you may remember that jeffrey another notable point here, as you may remember thatjeffrey epstein, there was a highly criticised plea deal he got where he was able to excuse himself and any unnamed a accomplices from any crimes from 2001 and after. this indictment from
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ghislaine maxwell simply looks at the time from 1994—97, what rescuers call the prequel to their other cases they have againstjeffrey epstein. so what many people will be looking at is whether glenn maxwell and her attorneys want to co—operate with authorities, whether there's any other information she can give them about who else conspired with jeffrey epstein or what strategy they plan to use in the trial ahead. thank you very much. the award—winning italian composer, ennio morricone, who wrote hundreds of film scores, has died at the age of 91. music plays. he wrote the music for hundreds of films — including classic westerns like the good, the bad and the ugly and a fistful of dollars. he continued working untiljust a few years ago,
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and became the oldest person ever to win a competitive oscar, for his score for quentin tarantino's the hateful eight. i'm joined now from los angeles by nathan barr, a film and television composer. did he have a big influence on you? when you look at the music, the range is quite extraordinary, isn't it? yes, i mean he was somebody who was just as comfortable in a concert hall as he was with a really experiment to music. his background was in experiment of music, so any composer who compared the macro considers himself a serious composer must pay thomas to him today. i have my ocarina here which i've been walking around today, and this is the instrument that... from that. such a simple little instrument, and that little whistle became such an iconic piece of music. you play it well, did you record that track? no i didn't! laughter.
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but it speaks to his ability to think outside of traditional music, and he did it so early on in the 19605 with his work with sergio leone. when we all hear that, there's so much to unpack with that. likejohn there's so much to unpack with that. like john williams there's so much to unpack with that. likejohn williams with charles, with that motif that speaks perfectly to what those characters are going through, that single—minded focus for the treasure says all. what struck me about what i was reading today is how classically trained he had been. he composed at the desk, he didn't composed at the desk, he didn't compose at the piano. he wrote his own orchestration. he was a classically trained, very formal musician. the other interesting thing is that he never learned english and he never compose anything outside of italy. that's exactly right, and i think we should all be so lucky. beethoven sat and wrote his own music, i do the same
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thing. i can't say the same thing in terms of sitting there with a pen and paperand coming terms of sitting there with a pen and paper and coming up with the beautiful melodies and interesting music he came up with over the yea rs. music he came up with over the years. but he was a very formidable composer in many different areas.|j think we can listen to some more of his music, i think we've got something from once upon a time and america. let's listen to that. music playing. another spaghetti western, he was a trumpeter, wasn't he? his father was a trumpeter and he trained as a trumpeter as well. do you think that
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comes through? i think it does, you just heard it they are. there's a specific style to the way the trumpet is played which i think came from his time as a trumpeter. it has a hyper vibrato going, which ties in beautifully to the music he wrote for those spaghetti westerns. he had an idea about what traditional western music was before ennio morricone, and it was the big sweeping melodies we here injohn ford's films, and then morricone doesn't have a budget, he throws out the rule book, get these unusual instruments and recreates the genre with a new sound. such a fascinating man. great to speak to you, thanks very much forjoining us here on bbc news. that is it for this addition, we will be back with another review of the papers for people watching in the uk.
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hello. well, not much happening with the weather out there at the moment. a lot of dry weather, some clear spells. and, actually, tuesday morning isn't looking too bad at all across most of the uk. however, rain is expected, and once it arrives, it might stick around all through the day. and it will end up being grey, damp and cool at least for some of us — not everywhere. now, at the moment, you can see the gap in the weather across the uk— some clear spells here. but out in the atlantic is this daisy chain of weather fronts. you can see the clouds here, rain bearing clouds. that is heading in our direction. once it reaches us, it will stick around, this whole sort of conveyor belt of cloud and rain, probably for a good 2—3 days. so, this is what it looks like through the early hours. you can see quite across much of england, wales, scotland, apart from a few showers there, dryjust about to northern ireland, but here is that weather front, that lazy chain of cloud and rain that i've just been talking about.
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that's going to be reaching ireland very early in the morning and then spread into northern ireland, belfast is in for some rain certainly by mid—morning. then, basically, it's this central swathe of the uk that will turn grey and wet at times. so northern wales, merseyside, certainly lancashire into the lakes, not particularly pleasant, and that rain will spread into yorkshire too. either side effect, actually, the weather isn't too bad at all. some sunshine there in scotland and in the south of the country as well. but then, that weather front, that sort of conveyor belt is going to sink further southwards. so it's more southern parts of the country that gets the cloud and outbreaks of rain on wednesday — whereas areas to the north, which are in a little bit brighter. so, liverpool, perhaps some sunshine there come wednesday and 18 degrees. now, it still with us on thursday, the remnants of it. still cloud and some outbreaks of rain across the south, probably from liverpool northwards, the weather is looking better. some sunshine in belfast there on thursday, not a bad day, but cool, 16 degrees,
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this is air from the north atlantic. all of that warmth is still way to the south where it's heating up across spain and portugal and france. we're in the cool air right now. now, this is the outlook for the next few days. that warmer air from the southern clines willjust be about reaching us, but we will have to wait, i think, until the weekend.
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this is bbc world news, the headlines. more details have been published of the powers given to hong kong police under beijing's new security law. these include the right to search people's homes without a warrant, restrict suspects' movements, and force internet service providers
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to remove information. doctors in some american states are warning that their hospitals just won't cope with the soaring number of coronavirus infections. texas, florida and arizona are just a few of the latest covid—19 hotspots, after fourth ofjuly celebrations. ghislaine maxwell, who's been charged with helping the convicted paedophilejeffrey epstein to groom underage girls for sex, has been moved to a jail in new york. she'll appear in court later this week. she has previously denied any wrongdoing. and one of the world's most acclaimed composers, those are the headlines here on bbc news. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be

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