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this is bbc news. i'm lewis vaughan jones. our top stories: president trump makes his first appearance at a public event following treatment for covid—19. first of all, i'm feeling great. i don't know about you. how is everyone feeling? (cheering). his rivaljoe biden says he's tested negative and tells the president to encourage mask wearing and social distancing. the main city in nagorno—karabakh comes under shell fire hours after a ceasefire between armenia and azerbaijan takes effect. north korea uses a huge pre—dawn military parade to show off what it claims are new weapons. residents of louisiana
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are assessing the damage from hurricane delta as it tore across the region. hello and welcome to bbc news. president trump has returned to the campaign trail following his three day stay in hospital for coronavirus treatment. he delivered a speech from the white house balcony — his first public event since his hospital stay. standing alone and not wearing a mask, mr trump told hundreds of supporters that he was feeling great. he boasted about what he claimed was his positive record and attacked his rival, joe biden. at the start of the address the president told his supporters he was feeling great and repeated his claim that a vaccine is imminent. i want you to know our nation is going to defeat this terrible china virus,
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as we call it. and we're producing powerful therapies and drugs, and we're healing the sick and we are going to recover, and the vaccine is coming out very, very quickly in record time, as you know. it is coming out very, very soon. we have great, great companies doing it and they will be distributing it, and we will through our military very, very rapidly. through the power of the american spirit, i think, more than anything else. signs, medicine, will eradicate the china virus once and for all. we will get rid of it all across the world. you see big fla reu ps across the world. you see big flareups in europe, big fla reu ps flareups in europe, big flareups in europe, big flareups in canada, a big flareups in canada, a big flareup in canada, you saw that today. a lot of flareups. it is going to disappear. it is disappearing. the vaccines will help. the therapeutics will help. the therapeutics will help a lot. ijust want help. the therapeutics will help a lot. i just want to thank everyone. let's speak to our north america correspondent david willis, who's in los angeles. so, he didn't speak for long, not as long as he normally or
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can do at these kind of events. but what was he trying to get across? yes, you are right, he often speaks for more than an hour at these sort of campaign type events. the white house at pains to stress this was not a campaign event, even though it very much talk on the form of such with a loss of the crowd wearing those maga hat‘s. they w0 re wearing those maga hat‘s. they wore masks, but were not socially distance. mr trump said he was feeling great. as you mentioned, that a vaccine that was not far away. now, he has clearly been itching to get back on the campaign trail, having been forced to sit it out, of course, for more than a week because of the coronavirus diagnosis. the president, i think, looking up to make up for lost time, as it were, with joe biden leading in some of the key battleground states as far as the polls are concerned
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and just, what, 22 days to go until the presidential election. not too long to go at all. still questions about the specifics of his health there, david? absolutely. in the white house declining to say whether the president has yet tested negative for the coronavirus and he said on fox news last night, that being friday night, that he had taken a test but he didn't yet know the result and would be expected to be tested again today. but no word from the white house on whether the president is contagious, with plans president is contagious, with pla ns afoot president is contagious, with plans afoot for him to go off next week to three key battleground states. it is a marked contrast with the approach of the democrat, his democratic rival, joe biden, who announced today that he had taken a who announced today that he had ta ken a test who announced today that he had taken a test today and he had passed that test, he is negative for the coronavirus,
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and mr biden went out of his way to criticise donald trump for his lack of transparency and to urge that he recommend the wearing of facemasks and social distancing across the country. 0k, social distancing across the country. ok, thanks for that, david. meanwhile, mr trump's democratic rival, joe biden, has also been out on the campaign trail in pennsylvania. he criticised president trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. you are facing real challenges right now in the last thing you need is a president who exacerbates them. more than 210,000 are dead, as was pointed out, we lose anywhere from 700 to 1000 people a day, dead, the president was told a little while ago, when he was told 100,000 people a day were dying, do you know what he said, he said it is what it is. well, it is what it is because he is who he is.
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cristina antelo is a senior democrat strategist. she's in washington. thanks very much for coming on the programme. thanks very much for having me. let's start with this event, the speech that mr trump has just given from the balcony of the white house. welcome to have him back, welcome to anyone to return having suffered at the hands of coronavirus, but there have been question marks about the specific nature of this event and having this event at the white house. no, absolutely. it definitely violates all of the campaign regulations that would go along, you are not allowed to have campaign events at the white house. we already saw him flout those rules in august with the convention and now we're seeing him do straight up campaign events at the white house, trying to change the rules in the definition of calling it something different. but that is certainly what it is and it certainly is a violation. leaving that issue aside for the moment, you welcome, for the sake of
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democracy, really, the fact he is now back on the campaign trail and we will have a proper campaign condition between the two candidates now? certainly we are happy he is feeling better and saying he is able to come out and talk with his supporters. you know, iam still obviously worried, we haven't heard that he has passed the coronavirus test. and the speech was supposed to last about 30 minutes and he only lasted 17, was he winded, could he not make it through the whole thing? that is something that draws my attention, because he is normally the guy who runs over, not the guy who calls an event over early, short. that is focused now onjoe biden, not long lift until the election, if you were advising him what is the messaging you think he should be sticking to?” is the messaging you think he should be sticking to? i think they biden campaign has hit the sweet spot. they are doing everything perfectly right now andi everything perfectly right now and i would advise them to keep doing exactly what they are doing exactly what they are doing and not to change too much up and to continue to hit the swing states, do not make
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the swing states, do not make the mistakes hillary clinton made four years ago and not make sure that we don't miss out on our opportunities to get these days we are relying on, so these days we are relying on, so the sweet states are important, keep the blue wall, also paying enough attention down to florida and arizona and perhaps also nevada is important. i would just make sure we keep our messaging as it isa sure we keep our messaging as it is a key focus on the coronavirus. that is obviously theissue coronavirus. that is obviously the issue everyone is focused on in this campaign and that is theissue on in this campaign and that is the issue we went on because of the issue we went on because of the trump administration's value of leadership. you think is messaging should be about the coronavirus and he is getting that out to the right places, what about the idea of being an inspirational leader, getting people and voters excited, do you think he is doing enough there? you know, he has already called himself a transitional leader, he is the quy transitional leader, he is the guy who was going to get us through this rough patch and into the next thing, he has admitted as much. and that is what he aspires to. he wants to help see us get through this
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very, very rough time. we have suffered through a global pandemic, we have suffered through so many things, the racial unrest here in the united states, all of the pain thatis united states, all of the pain that is happening in the united states. we need a leader like joe biden they can help us heal, help us unite. have him help us through this point in their transition to somebody was going to be the next going forward. 0k, not long untilthe american voters decide. thank you very much were coming onto the programme and talking to us. the programme and talking to us. that is cristina antelo. thank you. for more on the race for the white house, head to our website. there's all kinds of background and analysis — just go to renewed shelling has been reported in the main city of the disputed region of nagorno—karabakh, just hours after a fragile ceasefire came into effect between armenia and azerbaijan, who've been fighting over the territory. fighting had largely stopped as a result of the truce, although both sides accused one another of violating the agreement. at least 400 people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced in the past two weeks of fighting. nagorno—karabakh, seen here in red, is governed
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by ethnic armenians who broke away from azerbaijan in the 1990s, but whose administration is not recognised internationally. the bbc‘s orla guerin is on the frontline in azerbaijan. distant explosions the countdown to the ceasefire. shelling till the last minute. both sides have been hit hard in the past two weeks but here in azerbaijan many don't welcome the truce. like this man, who has been fighting on the front line. he can't bear to enter his house but wants us to show what happened inside. well, this was a busy family home. on the table there is
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still a pair of glasses and the accordion and the clock is still ticking. over here on the counter, the dishes are still out. the attack happened in the evening. maybe the family was preparing a meal. but five lives were lost here in an instant. now missing from this group, his parents, his wife, his niece, and his son. his son was the accordion player and a keen footballer. translation: they were innocent. they had nothing to do with this. i'm serving in the military, and it would have been fine if they'd killed me, but not them. he believes ethnic armenian forces will use the truce to regroup. translation: they will take advantage of the ceasefire to get more weapons and power and they will cause the same sorrow to our people again.
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sirens but the sorrow, destruction, and death are mirrored across the front line. this was the scene in nagorno—karabakh just before the ceasefire. for ethnic armenians here, azerbaijan is the enemy. we don't trust them, says this man. "they will shoot again, so we are on oui’ guard "and we are not afraid of them." generations have been blighted by this conflict. the folk memory on both sides is of hate and mistrust, a hard backdrop for a ceasefire. orla guerin, bbc news, azerbaijan. nigeria's former vice president, atiku abubakar, has lent his support to a growing protest movement against a federal police anti—robbery squad, known as sars. the police unit is accused of widespread abuses,
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unlawful arrests, torture and murder. mr abubakar said the government should provide a non—toxic environment for the protests which have gone on for four days. in the last 2a hours, one man was killed and seven others wounded in clashes with police in the southern state of oyo. amnesty international said the use of live rounds against protesters breached international law. local leaders in the north of england say the financial help being offered by the government isn't enough to protect their communities from hardship as parts of the country face tighter covid—19 rules from next week. boris johnson is due to announce a tiered system of restrictions on monday, with areas facing different rules — depending on how quickly cases are spreading. our political correspondent chris mason reports. eating out in 2020 hasn't been straightforward. working in hospitality has been incredibly tough. those employed at this pizzeria in the northern quarter
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in manchester are worried... it's just difficult, i don't know how long it will be going on for. i don't know how long i will be able to get by on it. obviously, a lot of money going out all the time but not enough coming in. gas, electric, all of it. obviously, being at home all the time, it's going to be more rather than me being out of the house at work. yesterday, the government said those who worked for businesses forced to shut due to new coronavirus restrictions will get two thirds of their wages paid for by the government. but this afternoon, four labour mayors in the north of england said that wasn't good enough because... to say to us on a friday evening that it's non—negotiable, that some of our lowest paid workers will be pushed into hardship. it's non—negotiable that they'll be in debt as they're going into christmas. well, i'm sorry, but i'm not accepting a statement of that kind.
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when the state says, you know, "you may not go to work, you may not trade," then people should be getting 100% compensation. being paid two thirds of yourwages, especially if you're on minimum wage, is not acceptable. the mayors of the sheffield and liverpool city regions made a similar argument, and they're not alone. today, almost 30 conservative mps from the north of england have set up a new group to press their case. the government has to continue to back business until the end of this pandemic, however that may look. because if we don't do that, frankly, all the money we've spent already has been wasted. but levels of the virus vary widely. this is belford in northumberland where the proportion of people testing positive is below average for england, but like much of the north—east of england, people are living under tighter restrictions than many. what we have now we think is about right. we think it's working. i think to bring in anything
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more in some areas of the county would be wrong and it would not be adhered to. back in manchester, conversation about the pandemic and any coming restrictions is never far away... there doesn't seem to be any basis for it. we don't know what the government is asking us to do and we don't know why it's happening. it's a bit of a mistake, personally, i think, to close the pubs. the people who aren't following the rules are going to continue not following the rules. i think the government, to be honest, have done quite enough to help people out, because no matter what people do it's never good enough. questions about health, the economy, accountability and blame are everywhere, and uncertainty stalks the future. chris mason, bbc news. there has been another rise in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the uk. in the last 2a hours 15,166 new infections have been recorded. the government also reported 81 deaths — that's people who died within 28 days of a positive covid—19 test. this takes the total
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number of deaths so far across the uk to 112,760. across much of europe the coronavirus appears to be taking hold once more. there have been a record number of cases in both france and poland. madrid is now in lockdown and new or tighter restrictions are being introduced in several countries. the bbc‘s tim allman assesses the renewed spread of covid—19. in berlin, closing time is now that little bit earlier. a new curfew has been introduced. restau ra nts curfew has been introduced. restaurants and bars will have to shut at 11 pm. germany, for so to shut at 11 pm. germany, for so long a shining example of how to deal with this pandemic, is seeing what's been described asa is seeing what's been described as a worrying jump in cases. translation: i have just as a worrying jump in cases. translation: i havejust moved to berlin, said this woman. it's a pity there is this cu rfew it's a pity there is this curfew because i was looking forward to partying but on the
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other hand, it's also very good because you shouldn't underestimate the coronavirus. translation: because of the measure the world is watching berlin, said the spa owner. i don't understand how the american destroy the largest economic sector of his city, it's unbelievable. in france, the situation is even worse. the country has seen nearly 27,000 cases in a single day, the highest figure since the pandemic began. a similar story in poland, record number of infections been recorded therefore four days in a row. masks wast once again be worn in all public places. spain's by minister has pleaded for unity after the far right vox party threatened legal action against the partial lockdown imposed on madrid. translation: we have always put public
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health above any other consideration to save lives. we asked all governments to do the same, to think of the sick, health professionals to face covid—19 again, to think also of the terms and their families. some say these measures are too strict while others say they are not strict enough. it's in europe had the most pa rt enough. it's in europe had the most part got the virus under control. the fear is, that may no longer be the case. tim allman, bbc news. the brazilian help ministry has confirmed the country has passed 150,000 debt days after cases passed 5 million in the it's the second were —— third worst hit country in the world. the president has repeatedly downplayed the seriousness of the virus. efforts are under way in peru to protect some of the countries inca treasures from a raging wildfire. the peruvian air force deployed water—dropping helicopters to confine the blaze and keep
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it from reaching archaeological areas, yet strong winds have stoked the flames and have made fire control difficult. they‘ re among hundreds of firefighters and volunteers involved in the effort in the southern region of the country that includes the 15th century citadel machu picchu. the headlines on bbc news: president trump has made his first appearance at a public event following treatment for covid—19. speaking to supporters at the white house he said he was feeling great. and there are reports of shelling in nagorno—kara bakh's main city just hours after a ceasefire came into effect between armenia and azerbaijan. residents of louisiana have been surveying the damage from hurricane delta as it wreaked havoc across the region. it has weakened since coming ashore and moved off towards western mississippi where it is now a tropical depression. the area was trying to get back on its feet after being hit by hurricane laura in august.
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aruna iyengar has this report. widespread flooding. maximum winds of 160 kilometres an hour. hundreds of thousands of residents were left without power but it did bring out a few girl seekers. many here in la ke few girl seekers. many here in lake charles feel that delta has just lake charles feel that delta hasjust added insult lake charles feel that delta has just added insult to injury. they were still reeling from the destruction wreaked by the more powerful hurricane laura which it in late august. laura's wins damaged tens of thousands of homes, leaving roofs across the region dotted with detective blue tarpaulins are more than 6000 people living temporarily in hotels. me, my kids and my wife, man, some of them were scared, they we re some of them were scared, they were scared, they may be scared. i was like, here we go
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again. delta dumped a0 centimetres of rain, blooding homes and glittering streets with trees and branches. there are so many houses that were not liveable after laura and, you know, most people hadn't come back before this hurricane hit that's why it seems like a ghost town. it's probably going to be like this for a while because it's taken so long to get everybody‘s houses fixed. delta is the 10th named storm of the atlantic hurricane season to make a us landfall this year and that eclipses a record dating back to 1916. in north korea, state—run tv has shown previously unseen long—range ballistic missiles in a special pre—dawn military parade. the event marked the 75th anniversary of the founding of its ruling workers' party. laura bicker reports. each step must be marched with precision, each cry should
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be with fervent devotion. this small state is known for ostentatious military parades, but the choreography that went into this predawn display was unlike any other. leader kim jong—un emerged in a western suit and embraced his loyal followers. social distancing is clearly not required here. he claimed his country was free from covid—19. translation: let me take this opportunity to console the people all over the world who battled the disease caused by a malicious virus. i sincerely hope people can keep their health, happiness and smiles. above all, i feel very grateful for all our people being healthy and sound. his people must
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prove their loyalty, but even the supreme leader admits border closures to prevent the coronavirus means north korea is more cut off from the world than ever before. and these soldiers have spent months clearing up after destructive typhoons. but the show must go on, and north korea had a point to prove. the finale featured an array of new missiles, including a long—range ballistic weapon, developed despite strict sanctions. "we are strong," they shout, despite this country's obvious struggle. donald trump once said he had solved the nuclear crisis with north korea. this parade is proof he has not, and instead the state has improved its nuclear arsenal. laura bicker, bbc news in seoul. to the french open now
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and an amazing success story. just a week ago iga swiatek was unsure whether she would commit to tennis long term or go to the 19—year—old from poland's become the country's first grand slam singles champion and the achievements don't stop there. ranked 5a at the start of the competition, her 6—a 6—1 victory over american sofia kenin in the final has made her the lowest ranked woman to ever win the competition and the youngest since monica seles in 1992. iama i am a grand slam champion, it's crazy and, you know, you believe in things but in the back of your head, you know that there is going to be a huge demand of work that you have to do to win that and then after two weeks of great playing, you already have it and it's just, i playing, you already have it and it'sjust, i don't know, it's overwhelming and i think i'm going to have, i'm going to need some more time to comment on that because i need some,
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like, it's perspective. you can reach me on twitter — i'm @lvaughanjones hello there. after the frequent showers across the uk on saturday, sunday is looking a lot drier and brighter across most parts of the uk, at least. a bit of a chilly start, and a chilly day all in all, perhaps less so than saturday, given a bit more sunshine around. here's the big picture then to take us into sunday. low pressure is continuing to nudge away, taking the showers we had from saturday with it. not quite there yet, northerly winds still with us, and that means it will be a rather cold starte where we've seen those clearer skies through the night into the morning, particularly through central scotland into northern england. here, we could see a touch of frost are in some rural areas, but perhaps the best of the morning sunshine. a lot more in the way of sunshine across the board, though, on sunday. a few showers for northern ireland, wales, southwest
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and the northwest midlands to begin with — fewer of them during the afternoon, most avoiding them altogether. and across the north of scotland, still, quite a few showers. down those eastern coastal districts of england, the showers will continue, as will the breeze, making it feel chilly here. but come further west, where you've got lighter winds, and of course, a bit more sunshine around, it won't feel quite as cool as saturday did. then, as we go into sunday evening, with clear skies — central and eastern parts this time, and lighter winds — temperatures will drop quite markedly, a chilly night here. but in the west, after an initial dip in temperatures, cloud and rain spreads its way in, and the temperatures will rise — double—figure temperatures for some in the west as we start monday morning. but whereas sunday, you've got the sunshine, monday, it's back to cloud and rain. these weather fronts pushing their way eastwards, a stiffening breeze coming in from the north—west behind will start to add to the chill later. it will bring brighter conditions out towards the west later in the day after a cloudy, damp start. that cloud, outbreaks of rain, heaviest on the hills, erratically pushing its way eastwards, eventually arriving in east anglia and the south—east after a bright start here. butjust note those temperatures,
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9 degrees in aberdeen and hull, it will feel distinctly cooler there. so another cooler day after a slight lift in the feel of things on sunday. and that weather front then gets tied up amongst the developing area of low pressure, it's just going to spin areas of rain and cloud around it through into tuesday. outbreaks of rain spreading southwards across england and wales. a developing and strengthening north—easterly wind which will bring something brighter into scotland and northern ireland as we go through, just one or two showers. but for all, it will feel cool, particularly where the cloud and rain sits across england and wales throughout. that breeze remains in place as we go into wednesday, particularly for england and wales, but, ifanything, more of you will turn dry and bright once again. see you soon.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump has delivered a speech from the white house balcony in his first public event since being treated in hospital for coronavirus. mr trump told hundreds of supporters that he was feeling great and said the virus would soon disappear or be eradicated by the power of science and medicine. hours after a ceasefire came into force in nagorno—karabakh, there are reports that the main city has come under shell fire. the truce between azeri and armenian forces came into effect at noon local time, although some violations have since been reported by both sides. north korea has shown off previously unseen long—range ballistic missiles at a special military parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the ruling party. analysts say it would be among the largest of its type if it proves to be operational. new submarine—launched missiles were also on display.
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