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washington. this is bbc world news america. doctors warned of a covid—19 catastrophe as of the country did not have enough to deal with already. we will have a special report. the us election campaign is in its final stretch. one week to go and everything to play for. the new york metropolitan museum of art celebrates its 150th anniversary in style with the showcase of fashion through the ages. welcome to world news america and
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around the globe. doctors in northern syria have told the bbc that they're expecting a covid—19 catastrophe. the number of positive cases the said to have risen tenfold last month, putting a strain of the countries already fragile health system. the bbc was granted very access inside the area census this report. the road has been a journey of misery for so many. this is one of misery for so many. this is one of the last remaining parts of syria that has not been retaken by the regime. millions of civilians have funnelled into this area of northwest syria in an attempt to escape the fighting. but the people who live you're about to face yet another battle. covid—19. the doctor's head of the two largest hospitals in idlib. one of six doctors for a population of over 4
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million people. very few covid—19 tests have been done. while we were here an average of 400 are carried out a day, up to 40% of those tested positive. their plans, rockets, coronavirus, poor, lack of security. all of them, all of this means that for us, at death. left his already tough enough year. it is a daily fight for survival. the free food hand—out turns into a mop. but there are no masks to be seen. prayers about the only support the people here can rely on. but at this mosque, there is social distancing. and if you thought that it was tough living in ad lib city, just take a look at the refugees tend to make
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refugee camps. living in cramped conditions. this is one of the largest. people live on top of each other, sharing everything from tents, two bathrooms, food and water. this seems like the perfect breeding ground for the virus and yet the official statistics show that only a handful of people have tested positive year. one of the reasons for this is that only people we re reasons for this is that only people were showing symptoms and willing to come forward are being tested. but there's a stigma that comes along with being a terrier here. carrier. he has the virus, having carded from his father. people have treated me as ifiam his father. people have treated me as if i am disgraced. his father. people have treated me as ifi am disgraced. if his father. people have treated me as if i am disgraced. if they see me in the streets, they walk with me. a couple of days ago, i went to get some groceries from the store people moved away from me as if i am the virus. as if i will them. so,
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moved away from me as if i am the virus. as if i willthem. so, i'm like saying that his father, most people would prefer to suffer through the illness in silence. which in camps like this, means that they are super spreaders. which is said that the virus is out of control in the camps? it is out of control. absolutely. this winter will be very bad, very dark and very hard. we do not have many places for people in camp. we don't have many teats for this. you don't have the fuel for the children, babies and women. we do not have food enough for them. no one really knows just how bad the opry is in the camps. this is a population is already endured the worst of humanity. it is ha rd to endured the worst of humanity. it is hard to imagine, but if the outbreak in the camps is as bad as predicted,
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life here is about to become even harder. darren conway. they have lived through almost a decade of war and now they have a pandemic to deal with as well. spirit that those people in this camps in syria. we are when week away from the elections and many have cast early ballots but millions of americans will stand in line to vote for the next president of the united states. and they are not wasting any minutes before this to drop support. this will present on the trip had to say a few hours ago at a rally in michigan. we are going to have a great red wave with people that want to go out and want to vote, vote. they want to vote and it is a great red wave and it is happening in florida. the democrats have also
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been busy on the campaign trail, former president barack obama has been campaigning in florida, hammering away at the key message of the covid—i9 pandemic. hammering away at the key message of the covid-19 pandemic. more than 205,000 people in this country are dead. more than 100,000 small businesses have closed. half a millionjobs are gone in florida alone. think about that. and what's his closing argument? that people are too focused on covid—19. he said this is one of his rallies. covid—19, covid—19, covid—19. he's jealous of covid—19 and's media coverage. testing once ballot is a ritual centuries in the making and yet this year, it does feel unique. it is democracy in a time of covid—i9. the pandemic appended everything and may have even put unlikely states in play. our north
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american reporter is in georgia where the polls are surprisingly close. one week to go, and joe biden has georgia of all places on his mind. no democrat has won here in decades, but polls suggest this once rock—solid republican state is there for the taking. though famous southern hospitality was markedly absent from the trump supporters who lined the roads leading to where the democrat candidate was speaking. so where are we with the race between donald trump and joe biden? the key to this election is what happens in the swing states. joe biden has a steady lead in wisconsin, michigan and pennsylvania, the three northern industrial states that propelled donald trump to victory in 2016, but he's also level or ahead in iowa, georgia, north carolina and arizona. and it is the same picture in florida and texas. and werejoe biden to win one
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of the last two states, it's hard to see how donald trump can win. the remarkable phenomenon about this election is early voting. in 2016,135 million americans cast a ballot in the presidential election. with a week to go, so far more than 60 million americans have already voted, and that means if turnout remains the same, well, nearly half of americans have already voted. what is also astonishing is the number of young people who voted early. in 2016, in michigan, 7000 people aged between 18 and 29 went to the polls before polling day. this time round it is over 140,000 so far. in other words, a 20 fold increase. and it's a similar story in florida and north carolina. and in georgia, that number is 31,000 in 2016. it's already 170,000 this year. these are numbers thought to favour the democrats massively,
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but donald trump says he's confident that next tuesday there will be a red wave of his supporters coming to vote that will propel him to victory. he is doing multiple rallies a day. today he is en route to michigan, wisconsin and nebraska. and there is a sophisticated data mining operation that takes place at these events, ensuring that everyone who attends is also registered to vote. this was his successful 2016 playbook. the rest of the world is also keeping a close look on the outcome. we will be talking to her correspondence around the world to find out what other nations make of the possible outcome. tonight, we talked to her south american correspondent that is based in brazil. thank you so much for joining us. take your under patch,
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let us start in brazil. with changes in brazil ofjoe biden get selected. we change this —— what changes of donald trump get selected? and joe biden get selected, it will be much tougherfor biden get selected, it will be much tougher for bolsonaro, both the —— bolsonaro has been accused of not handling the crisis correctly. i think certainly bolsonaro sees donald trump as an ally and i think the relationship is, i do not think it is necessarily reciprocated. so losing donald trump as a regional ally with a big impact on bolsonaro's strength. withjoe biden in power,
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he will be much tougher. bolsonaro has been criticised the world over for fires has been criticised the world over forfires in the has been criticised the world over for fires in the amazon and doing very little on improving his record there and i think they'll be much tougher bolsonaro if we were to see joe biden when. tougher bolsonaro if we were to see joe biden when. also new mexico, also part of your patch. how are the mexicans looking at the selection of what is at stake for them?“ mexicans looking at the selection of what is at stake for them? if you look back to when donald trump was elected. i was living there and there was this real feeling of fear, if you like of what was to come because he was labelling mexicans as rapists, murderers and that narrative that mexicans are watching and wondering what would come and even though we have not seen to the same even though we have not seen to the sa m e exte nt even though we have not seen to the same extent certainly the immigration policies and the way mexico has been perceived, i think a lot of people were feeling, well, if we see someone likejoe biden win,
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it could not get worse. maybe there'll be some changes. but when it comes to the president, i think it's really interesting because back injuly, he visited and they show themselves as friends what matters is the domestic policy and i'm not sure if anything will change particularly with donald trump versus joe particularly with donald trump versusjoe biden. particularly with donald trump versus joe biden. the particularly with donald trump versusjoe biden. the immigration issues will still stay and i think perhaps it will be more humanised and compassionate approach, but i do not think the issue of immigration will go away necessarily mexico. briefly on trade with nafta and out the new trade agreement for mexico. is the trade all wrapped up with america or the before the change is still? joe biden also backed it in that's one thing that mexico is very focused on. the us mexico relies heavily on the us and for the us to
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bounce back and say that is something whether it isjoe biden or whether it is donald trump, that is something that mexico is going to be focused on. but the issue is for him, it is a domestic policy that goes on within the country rather than the external. beverly has been his priority. katie, another region that might be affected as venezuela, president donald trump came out in support of the opposition leader. could there be a change in policy in the white house ofjoe biden becomes president? i think it's very important because the amount of venezuelans living important because the amount of venezuela ns living in important because the amount of venezuelans living in the us and how they will vote, i don't think the issue of sanctions will go away. joe biden is also said that sanctions are very important and she has backed him as well. so, they're on the same page in that respect. so, i think we will see, it is not so much
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that aggressive tone of sanctions and punishing maduro, but trying to have the venezuelans. the humanitarian issues and making sure that they are also taking care of in the economic crisis to receive venezuela. so, it's not in us of the going to change too much, but it will change in terms of the human aspect of the policy towards venezuela. thank you very much katie and of course the issue of venezuela playing domestic politics because there are a lot of venezuelan americans who can vote living in florida and florida is a key battle ground state. a quick look at other news now. at least teachers were injured by a bomb blast on a religious school in the pakistani city. the city on the study class is unclear. hundreds of stu d e nts study class is unclear. hundreds of students were present at the area. no group has said it carried out the attack. you're watching bbc world
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news. on two nights programme which traditional programme is launched an investigation into claims of police brutality and the shooting of protesters and that is coming up. the us assigned a military agreement with china's regional rival india. both countries will share sensitive satellite data and that is against a backdrop of the military standoff with beijing. the deal that was done today between india and the us, the basic exchange cooperation agreement is certainly seen as something that will strengthen ties between india and the us because it allows them to share information when it comes to maps and geospatial data and when it comes to military operation. it's is a huge boost. of the wider context of this visit we do have two leading us cabinet ministers is all about
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countering china's growing influence in the region and just think about it. if the us secretary of state, you've got the us secretary of defence were flying halfway across the world during a pandemic week before a presidential election for these talks and the dishes you imported this is to the administration. one week after nigeria and armed forces shot peaceful protesters, and an uneasy calm has returned to the city of legos. made an uneasy calm has returned to the city of legos. men and army close opening fire, but the army rejects its involvement as the canoes. according to international, least of people were killed that day and 56 have died across the country since the protest began. the bbc has been speaking to people who witnessed the shooting that night and a warning, some may find these images disturbing.
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anti—police brutality demonstrators to keep everyone safe. but he became a victim of the very violence that his peers have been calling out. all of the shooting on tuesday started with the army, the police arrived later and continued the killing. but the police and the army denied being there. they're hitting me with their guns, on my head, on my body. ifell down and pretended as if i was dead. so that they were not shooting other protesters. shooting them. street gunning them down. the shooting is said to have continued throughout the night in the suburb, home to the protests. the shooting as been one of the biggest tests of this relatively young democracy. we played out here has led to the
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dissatisfaction of many young nigerians feel that those that cover them and it's high generation has been alienated. returning to legos from london after seeing the demonstrations grow on social media. ido demonstrations grow on social media. i do not want bloodshed. i do not wa nt i do not want bloodshed. i do not want anyone to die. i have my mothers only child not to think about my mother as well. i do not wa nt about my mother as well. i do not want to die. i don't want any harm to anyone. the day after the shooting, he filmed the injuries of others, and the violence. and he says many did not make it, and claims is alsojust drink says many did not make it, and claims is also just drink at least three dead bodies into a truck. at that time, the place, that night. after seeing bodies thrown into a truck, i thought i was going to die there. while demonstrations in nigeria have been put on pause, and london, members brought a calling out of the events on tuesday night. next the many we have spoken to. they believe nigeria can be better.
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this is just they believe nigeria can be better. this isjust beginning. this has never been done in nigeria before. and for us to have one voice, one act and one nation, it takes a lot. for a better nigeria. never. act and one nation, it takes a lot. fora better nigeria. never. never. this is home to 20 million people. in those lives ought to mean something. the report of nigeria. let's get more of the us election. a lot more information about the selection. a lot of misinformation too. in trying to figure out what is true and what is not true has become a contentious issue for social media campaigns. facebook removed several instagram and facebook pages operated by individuals in mexico, iran and venezuela which went against the sites policy on foreign interference. the social media giant also announced they would stop new political ads to try to limit the spread of inaccurate information.
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here's the bbc. we have identified the two foreign actors have taken specific actions to influence public opinion relating to influence public opinion relating to our elections. once again, us intelligence officials have warned american voters of meddling from abroad. in 2016, the us intelligence committee determined russia interfered in the election. this year, iran and china have allegedly joined the effort as well. a purported iranian information operation sent people in the us e—mail threads appearing to be from afar right e—mail threads appearing to be from a far right extremist group called the proud boys. ordering them to vote for donald trump or president oi’ vote for donald trump or president or else. but russia is still considered the lead meddler and congressional democrats are accusing the administration of plank up to
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ron's interference and minimising russia plus plus efforts. this year, intelligence officials warn that a damaging story about democratic candidate joe biden's son, damaging story about democratic candidatejoe biden's son, hunter, may be a distant information operation. social media is more worried about them spreading misinformation and national security officials are alarmed about the long—term effects of the chaos. during the department of homeland security, how concerned are due about the politicizing of foreign interference. how big of a threat is that compared to foreign interference itself? the stuff that russia has been doing for five or six years, that iran has started to do, it is working. we no longer trust our government to be able to tell us the truth. and we are extremely cynical of anybody having good intentions or trying to protect and spoke with both democrats and
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republicans who had faith and intelligence communities to stop this. i think but i also think we are handling it. i think is more of are handling it. i think is more of a factor in 2016 the now because i think people are much more aware of it. ultimately, meddling by foreign countries despite casting doubt on the democratic process and much like four years ago, whether or not that meddling actually has an impact, may not be clear until well after having learned the lessons of 2016. new york's metropolitan museum of art is marking its 150th anniversary as pa rt marking its 150th anniversary as part of that celebration that it's putting on an exhibition by the changing nature of fashion. in the road of fashion and everything is
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new and everything stays the simplest up with the stresses. some of them a hundred years old. some are much more recent. this represents the passage of time in the evolution of design. instead of staging masterwork shows. we want to show i suppose, and meditation of temporality and fashion, in a way. what could be smarter than the stress with the effect on colour and the pleated skirt? artistically designed, cost only £3 17 the pleated skirt? artistically designed, cost only £317 and six. fashion is always been a huge the lucrative —— hugely lucrative. it has fascinated men and women throughout the decades. all the addresses here are in black, to emphasise the change and the west. paying tribute to the famous and the not so famous. part of the show
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issuing designers les designers who have been written out of histories, fashion history because they're not so well—known and they did not maintain the business. was do you invite into a show like this, the editor in chief of vogue. the exhibition runs until early next year, showcasing the spectacular, the unusual and the timeless. £5 for dress, i wish my wardrobe is that she. the and before we go, the famous symbol of voting in america. many people take pictures with it to post on social media, or place them on the back of their phones or laptops. i'm talking about the "i voted" sticker. and in rochester, new york, people are sticking to the tradition of putting them on the gravestone of suffragist susan b. anthony. this year, her headstone now has a plastic shield on it to protect it. twenty twenty also marked the 100th anniversary of the nineteenth amendment which allowed women
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the right to vote in the us. i'm katty kay. thank you for watching world news america. good evening. precious said to dominate the chart is to go to the rest of this week. wet and windy weather at times. this deep area of low pressure with when surrounded, touching 100 mph and way out the north atlantic, not coming to close and it is through this with a front which tonight, we'll linger across the northeast of scotland in the best luncheon by the day and said to go through the night with clear conditions in its wake, but relatively warm for this time of year and that means shower clouds billowed up and we'll keep going throughout the night or on some of these western coasts and there could be on the heavy side to the english channel. central and eastern areas where the clear skies and a cool start to tomorrow morning. tomorrow
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will be a story of sunshine and heavy thundershowers with those blustery winds blowing all the way across the atlantic and whipping up some pretty rough sees to the west and highest of the waves to the west of ireland with the could touch around 35 feet or more. so, over ten metres. dangerous ease, be wary of that. but the showers to the west and heavy with hail and thunder and on coastal counties of england, showers will push their way eastwards on their brisk wind and not too many to the east of the country and more to sunshine and showers here but for all, rather cool day with temperatures around ten to 13. into wednesday evening, the showers will be to the west of scotla nd the showers will be to the west of scotland and then, to the wednesday night, area of low pressure starts to turn away from us only allowing to turn away from us only allowing to another one to take its place and push its way in. bringing in more persistent and heavy rain to the west is to go through thursday and prayed start to the northeast of scotland, eventually reaching all the shetland and crying at the southern parts of england and wales
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later on, but quite a windy day across the country to southwest and very mild air with her. my out there remains in place on thursday night but rain keeps coming and going across northwest england and northwest wales, that can cause some minor flooding northwest wales, that can cause some minorflooding to northwest wales, that can cause some minor flooding to the end of the week and a cloudy start brightening up week and a cloudy start brightening up in scotland and northern ireland, some sunshine breaks in the cloud and hazy sunshine could be 18 or 19 degrees. the warmest we have seen for some time. continuing through relatively warm air into this weekend, deep areas of low pressure waiting in the wings. it could even windier times.
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this is bbc news — election countdown. just seven days to go in a campaign that will make history. there's donald trump, joe biden, a global pandemic and a country deeply divided on who should be the next president. but one week out, who steals the show? it's the man who used to have thejob. even fox news ran his drive—in rally in full. covid, covid, covid, he's complaining. he'sjealous covid, covid, covid, he's complaining. he's jealous of covid's media coverage! we take a deep dive into the latest polls with cbs's polling guru — which states to watch and who's got the edge. also in the programme.... new research suggests levels of covid—19 antibodies in people who've had the virus diminish rapidly — increasing the risk of catching it multiple times.


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